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Episode 185: Celebrate Good Times, Come On

Regular Joes Podcast

Release Date: 04/21/2017

Episode 354: Three Joes, Three Shows show art Episode 354: Three Joes, Three Shows

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This week the Regular Joes each sample one of the recent, noticeably sparse, Fall TV offerings and give their recommendations to you and each other. First up Barry drinks the Kool Aid with HBO’s The Vow, a nine part documentary series that looks into the NXIVM cult that drew in many including several familiar actors. Next Dave heads to Mars with Hilary Swank in the Netflix series Away. If there’s a target demographic for this most recent space program drama it really should include Dave ... but does it? Lastly Tod goes even further into the cosmos with a pair of Android parental figures, a...

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Episode 353: Random Robot Ruminations show art Episode 353: Random Robot Ruminations

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We like Robots. Frankly, who doesn’t. Robots have been a persistent presence in pop culture since Fritz Lang’s Metropolis (1927). What is the allure of these mechanical/artificial men, and women? Why do we so easily identify with these characters who often have more in common with a home appliance than the human race? What makes a good robot good and a bad robot terrifying? To answer these questions and many more the Regular Joes bring in robot maker Brian Mix and one-time Droid manufacturer Derryl DePriest. Note: we also run down the lengthy list of female androids ... because that’s a...

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Episode 352: The Boys are Back in Town ... Again show art Episode 352: The Boys are Back in Town ... Again

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One of the Joes favorite shows from last year, Amazon Prime’s The Boys, the dark, and often just wrong, adaptation of the Garth Ennis comic about Superhero’s as corporate created and controlled celebrities is back for its sophomore season. For this week’s podcast Tod forced Barry and Dave to watch THREE ENTIRE EPISODES. Curiously, Amazon’s decision to drop the first three episodes at launch and then serve up the remaining shows weekly has generated more buzz than the series. Which is amazing given that one episode depicts the killing of an endangered species as a sight gag. Go figure....

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Episode 351: The Despecialized, 4K, Legacy Edition show art Episode 351: The Despecialized, 4K, Legacy Edition

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Do you remember how Leonardo da Vinci went back and touched up the Mona Lisa? Or how about when Mozart decided The Magic Flute could be just a bit more magical? Yeah, those things never happened. Nevertheless, Star Wars the ground breaking film by George Lucas, has been periodically tweaked and revised by someone who is, arguably, the same guy who created it. You can no longer see the film that debuted in 1977. Not officially anyway. Fortunately several dedicated (or possibly obsessed) fans have undertaken very different approaches to recovering, recreating, and restoring the beloved film....

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Episode 350: Irregular Joes show art Episode 350: Irregular Joes

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It’s a very special episode. No, not the one where the guys stage an intervention over Barry’s “Stormtrooper problem.” 350 episodes in the hosts sit down with four long time friends who all, to one degree or another, manifest “Collector’s Syndrome.” You may be familiar with these symptoms, when acquiring one of something rapidly leads to having a dozen or more of them, or the empty, hollow feeling that comes from owning an incomplete set of collector cards. While there is no known cure for Collector’s Syndrome group therapy is known to help, and this episode is a good first...

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Episode 349: Agents of F.I.N.A.L.E. show art Episode 349: Agents of F.I.N.A.L.E.

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Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been around almost as long as The Regular Joes Podcast. Last week, after seven wildly inconsistent seasons, the serially reanimated Agent Phil Coulson and his stalwart squad of Agents, former Agents, and not quite Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. finally bid adieu. It’s been a bumpy ride. But, for those dedicated, or just stubborn, watchers who stuck it out the 12 episode 7th season provided some of the best moments the series has offered. If you haven’t watched season 7 this episode does contain some SPOILERS, but hopefully the Joes (rare) unanimous endorsement...

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Episode 348: Pizza, Sex and Star Trek show art Episode 348: Pizza, Sex and Star Trek

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It’s a sort of “catch up“ week for the Regular Joe’s. Last week the episode was postponed due to a 5 day long power outage for one of the hosts. On the plus side Dave is now able to personally recommend a 4500 lbs (approx. curb weight) battery charger. And, since packages have been stacking up, they catch up on What’s in the Box, throw in some RJ Picks, and even a  round of What’s on my Workbench. Last week CBS All Access streamed the first animated Star Trek episode since 1974. Was Lower Decks worth the wait? Opinions vary ... widely. While humorous aspects have always...

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Episode 347: The Trouble with Trimbles show art Episode 347: The Trouble with Trimbles

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Star Trek has been around long enough to be a legitimate topic of historical study.  While names Like Roddenberry, Shatner, and Nimoy immediately come to mind, the show’s unique position within the cultural zeitgeist would not have been possible without less often cited contributions from names like Fontana, Jefferies and yes,  Trimble. On this weeks’ episode Barry, Dave and Tod, joined by Brian Mix, sit down with Bjo and John Trimble, commonly recognized as “the couple who saved Star Trek.” The Joes get the Trimble’s personal perspective on how they came to know Gene...

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Episode 346: The Old Guard show art Episode 346: The Old Guard

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The Old Guard is one of the hottest flix on NetFlix right now. Based on a comic by Greg Rucka and Leandro Fernández, it stars Charlize Theron, with Chiwwtel Ejiofor (Mordo in Doctor Strange) and a lot of other people you will only sort of recognize, like the bad guy …. who was Dudley Dursley in the Harry Potter films. Like a bazillion or so other people the Regular Joes checked it out and give you their take. Note while they initially make an effort to steer clear of SPOILERS that kind of falls apart quickly. Oh, and while they’re at it they spoil the comic too. Which, paradoxically, Tod...

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Episode 345: In Space, No One Can Hear You Groan show art Episode 345: In Space, No One Can Hear You Groan

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This week the Joes acknowledge the 40th Anniversary of Saturn 3, Their second favorite Sci Fi film with Farrah Fawcett in the cast (Note: there were only two.) Conceived in the mind of visionary Star Wars set designer John Barry, Saturn 3, underwent management changes mid stream resulting in a what the late Roger Ebert described as “awesomely stupid, totally implausible,” and “a shameful waste of money.” And yet the Joes committed 1 hour and 36 minutes of their lives to it anyway. Go figure. They also check out the trailer/preview of Star Trek: Lower Decks the first Trek Toon since...

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If you missed your weekly dose of Regular Joe's last week you were not alone. While Tod wallowed at home in a pool of his own self-pity Barry and Dave whooped it up at Star Wars celebration in sunny Orlando Florida. Hear about the sites, the panels, the merchandise, and costumes you, and Tod missed at historic Star Wars 40th anniversary event. Also, the usual Random Topics and the near weekly fretting over Star Trek Discovery. For the full interactive experience check out the companion gallery in the OTHER STUFF tab on Regularjoes.com. Thanks for listening!