A new episode a new cohost, and this time it’s for good. Andrew Chan returns to take up the mantel of cohost, picked by listeners and commentators alike and just in time for round 1 of summer previews. IRL news is up first as usual with Joseph already complaining about work, and Andrew talking about his recent move. Industry news is next with topics like Asuna’s boobies, Anime in VR, and Ranma stamps that make you feel old. And of course the previews round out the show, a total of four altogether with some keepers and some not so much.
Continue reading Episode 515: Summer Previews #1
What happens when you take the guy who played Angel in X-Men 3 and put him in a film that is a spiritual adaptation of Dead Space? Nothing until you add in another Popcorn Pulse Alumni Dennis Quaid. Jointly, we talk about Pandorum.
A terribly advertised movie with trailers that seemed to try and invoke the memories of Event Horizon. It’s set on a spaceship where Ben Foster wakes up with amnesia. He quickly runs into Dennis Quaid who gives him the quest to bring the core back online before it blows up the ship. As Ben makes his way through the ship, fighting possible space madness and reavers, he begins to learn that things aren’t quite what they seem. We fully spoil the twist of the movie within the episode though. Continue reading Popcorn Pulse 70: Police Panda
Joseph’s all alone again, playing both the host and cohost this week. After explaining why this is, he proceeds to announce the winner of the contest for cohost! A big round of applause to everyone who participated, and look forward to hearing more detailed reviews from Andrew Chan. Aside from the announcement there is your usual fair of IRL and industry news, followed by Joseph’s review of the humor educing KonoSuba. Season 1 that is.
It’s rolypoly season finally and the boys are busy cracking open cold ones and getting rekt. Is that how you use such internet slang? We are sure how to do, fellow kids. We have all the dank memes, lol, rofl. By this point we have frightened away both the internet hooligans for misusing slang and the fogeies who are confused by terms they could look up on Urban Dictionary but don’t. Leaving only the hardiest and sexiest of out listeners. Continue reading Manga Pulse 365: Tachi Wachi Lan Wan
It’s about that time where we do a novel of Tim’s choice. He picked 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. It’s the earliest book we’ve done thus far and a classic in science fiction. Plus any novel that opens up with a jab at Nebraska is alright in our book. Even better is knowing that some versions omitted it because the translators weren’t happy about it.
Our protagonist, Arronax, joins an expedition with a harpooner and his valet. They’re off to investigate reports of a narwhal that is striking and sinking ships. This journey is completely uneventful and Arronax spends most of his time swapping recipes with the crew while they sight see. Once they return to land, he publishes the first marine based cookbook and becomes wildly popular. Continue reading Script 2 Script 11: 20,000 Leagues
With the more recent explosion of superhero movies starting just after Iron Man proved that characters who weren’t sad about their dead parents could be a success, it’s easy to forget the genre is a bit older than that. In fact there was a period right after Burton reintroduces the caped crusader to the world at large that movies about super powers not based on the big two comic publishers began to crop up. Continue reading Popcorn Pulse 69: Napalm in the Wild
Another week another participant in the race for cohost, this time it’s Andrew Chan who brings a little European to the show. He also has quite the introduction for us, one that even has Joseph happily chiming in. Speaking of the host, he’s doing rather well at his new job. Industry news comes in pretty late with topics like getting Otakus to run, and the top 10 anime of spring 2017. Reviews also run pretty long with Joseph jaunting through a magical academy’s story, and Andrew detailing in great depth why a video game about being a lawyer does not transition to an anime very well. Hope you went to the bathroom, because this is quite the lengthy trip.
Hello, dear listeners. Another slimy and delicious episode is here for your listening pleasure. This time it’s a magical girl title with bright colors and even a hint of plot. Transform into your true self on this episode of anime pulse after dark. Continue reading After Dark 18: Bone Titties