Regular Joes Podcast
They're into Movies and Toys and TV Shows, Comics and Collecting and Super Heroes, there's no end to the useless stuff they know, but don't call them Geeks, they're just Regular Joes!
info_outline Episode 275: It’s Worth More in the Original Packaging 02/15/2019
Episode 275: It’s Worth More in the Original Packaging This week the Regular Joes take a look at The Prop Store’s Vintage Toys and Collectables Live Auction, running February 28th to March 2nd. If you love vintage Star Wars Toys much more than you love large piles of cash, this is the auction for you. The Toys look awesome, the estimates are steep. But, If you are looking for a vintage Remco Hulk Utility Belt, this will be a don’t miss event. First up we cover the usual Random Topics, squeeze in a round of My Favorite Things, and weigh in on the question, do we really need another JJ universe Star Trek film? Thanks for Listening!
info_outline Episode 274: Nom, Nom, Nom 02/08/2019
Episode 274: Nom, Nom, Nom Each year we painstakingly evaluate, consider, advise, consent, and ultimately decide who and what should be on the annual Joe-cademy Awards listener Ballot. This time around, when it came time to nominate the actors, creators, and films on this year’s ballot, we tried something different. For the first time ever, we pull back the curtain, open the (thankfully metaphoric) kimono, and let you see (actually hear) how the sausage gets made. We should warn you, it aint pretty. In the end we are still all speaking to one another . . . and there is a ballot you can fill out at regularjoes.com. But first we cover some random topics and take a peek at what’s on each of the Joes work benches. Thanks for listening . . . and for voting!
info_outline Episode 273: Nerd Nirvana 02/01/2019
Episode 273: Nerd Nirvana We live in the age of “Nerd Nirvana.” There is more geek content than people can consume. Or at least people who ever leave their mom’s basement. There is a DC channel (2 if you count the CW), a Star Trek channel and soon a Marvel/Star Wars Channel. Most every big-name superhero has appeared on the big screen. One is even up for an Academy Award. Nearly every Sci Fi property worth mentioning is under option to, if not in production by, one company or another. This begs the question, what do we not have? Are there props no one has ever made, or action figures and statues as of yet unproduced? What fantasy or Sci Fi stories still need to be told? What remaining superhero’s would you want to see on the big screen ... or the small screen? Have all the Nerd mountains really been climbed? All this plus What’s in the Box, and a random sampling of Random Topics. Thanks for listening.
info_outline Episode 272: Re-Discovery 01/25/2019
Episode 272: Re-Discovery Discovery is back. So yeah, we talk a lot about that. Not everyone loved the first season, and the Joes get into the ways season 2 dials into what some may have thought was missing. Tod it seems has a man crush on the new Capt. Pike (Anson Mount), but this is made less awkward by Dave once again extolling the many virtues of Tom Cruise. We add a new segment, my Favorite Things where the Joes, and Julie Andrews, pick the things they like best at the moment. All this plus the usual Random Topics and…oh, right, Barry went to the Discovery Season Two Premiere and hung out with the cast. Thanks for listening!
info_outline Episode 271: UFOs, Vampires and Hot Aunt May 01/18/2019
Episode 271: UFOs, Vampires and Hot Aunt May Now that it’s clear 2019 isn’t going away anytime soon the Joes finally get around to highlighting the things they are looking forward to in the year ahead. The TV series, new and returning, the films (even a few not from Disney/Marvel/Star Wars blockbuster machine) and the shows and events on their radar. Before that the guys take a first look at the History Channel’s Project Blue Book and Fox’s adaptation of Justin Cronin’s The Passage. All this plus What’s in the Box, and Random Topics. Thanks for Listening!
info_outline Episode 270: The Future Isn’t What it Used to Be 01/11/2019
Episode 270: The Future Isn’t What it Used to Be On this week’s episode the Regular Joes take a look back (or is it forward?) at the year 2019 as predicted in three Sci Fi films, Blade Runner (1982), The Running Man (1987) and The Island (2005.) What do these three very different films get right, what did they get wrong ... and why do we still not have flying cars? All this as well as the usual Random Topics and What’s in the Box. Thanks for Listening!
info_outline Episode 269: Auld Lang Syne Joes 01/05/2019
Episode 269: Auld Lang Syne Joes For the first episode of the new year the Regular Joe’s take a last look at 2018 in the rearview mirror. From a unusually positive perspective the Joes focus on the things they liked from the past year. Along with traditional favorites are several things which have not come up previously. Also, an update on “Barry’s Dilemma” as he decides, and to some degree rationalizes, just how much he wants to invest in Harrison Ford’s retirement fund. All this plus What’s in the Box and the usual round of Random Topics. Thanks for listening! And Happy New Year!
info_outline Episode 268: Aquaman, Timeless and Gifts…Oh My! 12/28/2018
Episode 268: Aquaman, Timeless and Gifts…Oh My! This week, Barry and Tod met up at Dave’s house to discuss Movies, Toys, TV Shows and more, and to exchange holiday gifts! They started with a discussion about the Timeless series finale, was it was worthy ending to an underrated series? Next Dave and Tod tell Barry what they thought of Aquman…was it a another in a series of DC disasters or did it rise to the level of Wonder Woman? Lastly, the guys let you listen in on their annual gift exchange. It’s a Festivus for the rest of us kind of ending to 2018. As always, a heartfelt and humble…Thanks for listening!
info_outline Episode 267: Else ... Wars 12/21/2018
Episode 267: Else ... Wars The CW just aired their annual crossover event, this year encompassing Arrow, Flash, and Supergirl (sorry Legends). Elseworlds gives us a first look at Batwoman, soon to have her own series, and rolled out an impressive array of Easter eggs. Find out what the Regular Joes picked up on and what they liked best. You might think we’ve covered Star Wars The Last Jedi from every angle, we certainly continue to harbor three different perspectives, this time around we set a 10 minute timer and revisited TLJ on the 1st anniversary of its release. Has anyone’s position changed? Since we all survived that we followed up with a 5 minute timer discussion on Solo. All this plus Random Topics and a round of What’s on my Workbench. Happy holidays! And thanks for listening!
info_outline Episode 266: Joes Bearing Gifts 12/14/2018
Episode 266: Joes Bearing Gifts You know how some people are just “impossible to buy for“? Well, the Regular Joe’s are worse. Pretty much every day UPS unloads boxes from Amazon or Fanboy Collectibles on their doorsteps. These guys have zero impulse control. Which puts them in a unique position to suggest some holiday gifts for that special person in your life… or, let’s face it, maybe yourself. As such, we present the 2018 edition of the Regular Joe’s Gift Giving Guide. This month marks the final issue of the G.I. Joe Collector’s Club magazine. Dave and Tod were honored to create one final installment of the Regular Joe’s Comic for the back cover, literally giving them the last word. They share a brief history of this long running feature, and invite you to catch up on all the past episodes, which will be available at RegularJoe’s.com within the next few days. All this plus the usual random topics. Thanks for listening!
info_outline Episode 265: What is Thy Bidding… 12/07/2018
Episode 265: What is Thy Bidding… For years the Regular Joes have been talking about prop auctions. This week all three of them finally stepped up and bid on a piece of Star Trek history. Find out what they bought and what Dave should have bought. Long before Game of Thrones George R. R. Martin wrote the Science fiction Novella Nightflyers. First adapted as film in 1987, Nightflyers is back as limited series on SYFY. Does it live up to the hype? Does it, as promised, push the boundaries of Science Fiction? All this plus Random Topics, a brief observance of the passing of Netflix DareDevil, and a round of What’s in the Box. Thanks for Listening!
info_outline Episode 264: The Walking Dead is Dead to Me! 11/30/2018
Episode 264: The Walking Dead is Dead to Me! The Walking Dead has slowly shuffled its way to the season nine mid-season finale. Does anyone still care? Viewership is way down, Tod just quit . . . again, and Dave never went back. What happened to this once must-see show? But first we catch up on Random Topics including, inevitably, another pass at The Last Jedi which, Barry now concedes has flaws (which he is willing to overlook), and Adam Savage blames on Russian interference. All this plus What’s in the Box and a Hot Toys Minute. Thanks for Listening!
info_outline Episode 263: Excelsior! 11/23/2018
Episode 263: Excelsior! After taking a week off, the Regular Joes are back just in time for Thanksgiving and Black Friday…on this weeks show, Dave, Barry and Tod start off with their usual round of random topics and then they discuss the passing of comic legend and pop-culture icon Stan Lee. Then the boys share their thought on Daredevil season 3. All this, plus a round of What's in the Box and more. As always, thanks for Listening Spider Friends…Excelsior!
info_outline Episode 262: Time To Get Your Con On 11/09/2018
Episode 262: Time To Get Your Con On It’s time again to join the Regular Joes as they make their annual visit to Providence Rhode Island for the RI Comic Con, the biggest Con in the smallest state. Joined once again by 4th Regular Joe Derryl DePriest, the guys run down the highs and lows in what has quickly grown to become New England’s premier Comic Con. As is tradition, the guys stage their Guerrilla podcast from the lobby of the Providence Omni, this year joined by 200 or so of their fellow Con attendees. Find out what they bought (there’s always a lot of that) the celebrities they met, (a lot of that too) and yes…the costumes they wore. Like they say, what happens in Rhode Island stays in Rhode Island…well, I’m sure somebody says that. Thanks for Listening!
info_outline Episode 261: The Chilling Adventures… 11/02/2018
Episode 261: The Chilling Adventures… Sabrina has been a “Teenage” Witch since 1962 ... and you thought your teen years were rough. This week the Regular Joes check out Netflix The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, the most recent, and creepy, adaptation of Archie’s spell slinging classmate. Despite Dave thinking Melissa Joan Hart is cuter, the crew are unusually in sync. Barry has a dilemma and Tod and Dave weigh in on, of course, diametrically opposite perspectives. What would you do? All this plus Random Topics and a round of What’s in the Box that includes breakfast cereal, cinematic Apes, and Pleistocene era creatures. Thanks for listening!
info_outline Episode 260: Hard Hitting Heroes 10/26/2018
Episode 260: Hard Hitting Heroes In a dark alley a stick wielding masked vigilante brutally dispatches a handful of violent criminals. This could be a scene from Daredevil, but it’s not (we will talk about that later.) This is how we are introduced to Robin of DC’s streaming service TITANS in the premiere episode. It’s a decidedly darker take on what was once a junior sidekicks club. In a split decision we are intrigued. Despite having a building dropped on him in last year’s Defenders the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen is back, As Marvel’s DAREDEVIL gets a third season on Netflix even as the axe falls on two of its sister shows. Find out if Daredevil is worth the wait. All this plus a goodly scoop of Random Topics, a round of What’s in the Box and a rare occurrence of Shirt Up. Thanks for Listening!
info_outline Episode 259: Resistance is Futile 10/19/2018
Episode 259: Resistance is Futile Just a few weeks after House of Mouse CEO Bob Iger conceded they may be pushing out Star Wars content “too much to fast” Disney XD’s newest animated offering Star Wars: Resistance has landed. As is their new tradition, the Regular Joe’s review the pilot episode and weigh in with their thoughts. Is it a worthy successor to Clone Wars and Rebels? Is it even intended to be? As one might guess, opinions are mixed. Just when you thought it was safe to go back into a lunar orbit another film has been released about the US space program. Dave and Tod both checked out First Man in its first weekend, and while the film has failed to draw audiences, at least two viewers liked what they saw. Find out what distinguishes this film from others like The Right Stuff (1985) and Apollo 13 (1995) And if it’s truly possible, as Tod states, to make an “intimate” film on one of the most watched events in human history. All this plus What’s in the Box and the usual helping of Random Topic. Thanks for listening!
info_outline Episode 258: Con and Done It 10/12/2018
Episode 258: Con and Done It Barry, Dave and Tod are back from a day at NY Comic Con and give their impressions of the worlds largest fan event. Also Doctor Who has returned and the Joes give their varied reactions to this freshly gender swapped incarceration of the Doctor. The first of four Star Trek Shorts is up on CBS all Access, plus a new Discovery Season 2 trailer has been released, making this, wait for it ... a good day to Trek. All this plus Random topics, Dave’s Travel Notes and a quick Venom review that is maybe two minutes longer than it deserves. Thanks for Listening!
info_outline Episode 257: Mag Numb PI 10/05/2018
Episode 257: Mag Numb PI Are we ready for another X-men movie? Fox thinks so. The unexpectedly intriguing trailer for “Dark Phoenix” queues up the first discussion topic as the Regular Joes brace themselves for another entry in the uneven, and convoluted, series of X-Films. Next, it’s the second round of “Take Me To The Pilot” as the Joes continue to assess the particularly barren Fall TV landscape. Find out whether Manifest, NBC’s most recent attempt to crack the mystery/drama formula lands or crashes. Also, see how the rebooted Magnum PI holds up to scrutiny by two fans of the original show. Is it a respectful homage or pale imitation? SPOILER we give it two Ferraris down. All this plus the usual random topics and Last Jedi and Crystal Skull trash talk. Thanks for listening!
info_outline Episode 256: Batman’s Junk 09/28/2018
Episode 256: Batman’s Junk This week the Regular Joes debut a new segment, Take Me To The Pilot, where they take a first look at the pilot episodes of some new series. First up is The First, the Sean Penn mission to Mars series from House of Cards creator Beau Willmon. Find out what their “First” thoughts are, and what they all found unsettling. Also in this episode a Round of Random Topics, and What’s in the Box. Thanks for Listening!
info_outline Episode 255: Joes and Cons 09/21/2018
Episode 255: Joes and Cons The Mighty Marvel Movie Machine just keeps chugging along. This week the trailer for Captain Marvel dropped heralding the arrival of Marvel Studios first ever film with a female lead. The Joes give their initial reactions, with perspectives ranging from little to deep Captain Marvel knowledge. Next up its time to start planning the next big Con. Or maybe the next two or three as the Joes make plans to take in the New York Comic Con, perennial favorite the RI Comic Con, and possibly Chiller Expo. Learn valuable tips for making the most of your Con experience and hear Tod rationalize line cutting as a public service. All this plus A Hot Toys Minute and the usual Random Topics. Thanks for listening!
info_outline Episode 254: Not your Father’s Jack Ryan 09/14/2018
Episode 254: Not your Father’s Jack Ryan Vacations are over, the kids are back in school, and it’s time to take a look at what the Regular Joes will be watching this fall. Which new shows have peaked their interest (Hint: There aren’t many) which returning shows are they most eager to see, and which late summer offerings made their watch lists, including … JACK RYAN, the intrepid CIA Analyst (former Marine, stock broker & economics professor) created by Tom Clancy moves beyond his literary and big screen incarcerations to headline a 10 episode Amazon Prime series staring John Krasinski. Yes, the guy why played Jim in The Office. The Regular Joes give their first impressions of the series, and their thoughts on the Jack Ryan legacy as a whole. All this plus the usual Random Topics and a round of What’s in the Box. Thanks for Listening!
info_outline Episode 253: Props to the Props 09/07/2018
Episode 253: Props to the Props After a week off, the Regular Joes are back. First up Dave explains how to conquer the four Disney parks in a day. Next they dive into the catalog for the upcoming Prop Store Memorabilia Auction. Basically everything you loved in your childhood is up for sale. While much attention has been given to Han Solo’s Empire Strikes Back jacket the Joes mine for some of the other gems that will soon be up on the block. Also the usual Random Topics, and pretty much the quintessential round of What’s in the Box/Show And Tell were Tod shows rolls out a shiny new piece of Tech., Barry features a new Hot Toy and Dave shows off his most recent project. Thanks for Listening!
info_outline Episode 252: The Thing About the Thing 08/24/2018
Episode 252: The Thing About the Thing Who Goes There, the classic 1938 Sci Fi novella by John W. Campbell Jr., has inspired three films, the Howard Hawkes produced 1951 The Thing From Another World, John Carpenter’s 1982 The Thing and most recently the 2011 The Thing ... prequel? What makes a story so compelling that is cinematically revisited every three decades? How do the earlier films hold up over time? How does the newest film compliment and compare with it predecessors? This week the Regular Joe’s go to polar extremes and examine what lurks below the ice. There are SPOILERS, but hey the newest of these films is seven years old. It time to get your Thing on. Also what’s in the Box and a quick take on Random Topics. Thanks for listening!
info_outline Episode 251: Tom Spina’s Cantina 08/17/2018
Episode 251: Tom Spina’s Cantina On this episode. Dave, Barry and yes, even Tod (finally) join special guest Tom Spina in his personal “cantina” talking about the latest projects from Regal Robot and Tom Spina Designs, including the Magic Wheelchair SDCC event that Tom took part in. Next, the Regular Joes dive deep into the stories surrounding Tom’s amazing collection of movie memorabilia. It’s an episode you won’t want to miss. As always, thanks for Listening!
info_outline Episode 250: Should you Choose to Accept it... 08/10/2018
Episode 250: Should you Choose to Accept it... Hello Podcast Listener. For at least 250 episodes Dave has been trying to convince Barry and Tod that Tom Cruse’s Mission Impossible series is worth checking out. For anyone who stopped after Mission Impossible I and II this might see unlikely ... or even Impossible. This week however he is successful, as the Regular Joes check out the newly released Mission Impossible: Fallout, and revisit the five films which preceded it. Next up we do some DVR clean out and take a look at the shows we are catching up on over the summer. All this plus the usual Random Topics. And, oh yes, this podcast will self-destruct in the next 5 seconds. Thanks for Listening!
info_outline Episode 249: Trek and Trailers and Toys…Oh my! 08/03/2018
Episode 249: Trek and Trailers and Toys…Oh my! This week the Regular Joes discuss two nerd Meccas, one they visited one they skipped. First up Barry and Tod returned the the Official Star Trek Set Tour in Ticonderoga New York. Hear what they saw and what is in the works for this remote, but nevertheless awesome, destination in the Star Trek Universe. Next up the guys discuss some of the more interesting action figures, teasers and trailers to emerge from the annual chaos that is the San Diego ComicCon. All this plus a hybrid round of Show and Tell / What’s in the Box, and the usual helping of Random Topics. Thanks for listening!
info_outline Episode 248: Raider of the Lost … Filming Locations 07/27/2018
Episode 248: Raider of the Lost … Filming Locations The Regular Joe’s have met some interesting people in their travels over the years, but few compare with David West Reynolds. Archaeologist, explorer, New York Times #1 best-selling author, Skywalker Ranch alum, authority on both NASA and Star Wars and 1970’s GI Joe fan. Oh ... and he also just happens to be the dude who located the long-lost shooting locations from Star Wars, as detailed in his Documentary Journey to Tataouine. We could have ta talked to him for hours, but instead we kept it to an easily digestible 109 minutes. Thanks for Listening!
info_outline Episode 247: Required Viewing? 07/20/2018
Episode 247: Required Viewing? In the final moments of Avengers: Infinity War the Mad Titan Thanos eradicated half the Marvel Universe. In this week’s episode Barry does pretty much the same thing! There have been 20 Marvel Studios films to date. If you were going to cut that list in half, which 10 films would you consider indispensable to a hypothetical new viewer who needs to catch up? Not the 10 best, but rather the most 10 significant. No surprise, there is a fair amount of disparity between our hosts respective lists. We also squeeze in some random topics, and give a heads up on next week’s special episode. As always, thanks for Listening true believers!
info_outline Episode 246: Actually, Size Does Matter 07/13/2018
Episode 246: Actually, Size Does Matter Marvel Studios is back with another heaping helping of Superhero awesomeness. Wait…was that a SPOILER? No, we have come to expect Marvel to deliver and Ant-Man and The Wasp does just that. Find out what the Regulars Joes like best and where it fits on their scale of super-heroic cinema offerings. Last week we mentioned the semi-obscure 1970’s Harlan Ellison series The Star Lost. Find out what the team thought after tracking it down. All this plus Random Topics and an unusual round of RJ picks. Thanks for listening!