Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Asteroid Edition: Doza's Discussion


Hosts: Stephen & Danielle
with the Midnight Hounds: Xena, Duke, Rusty and Morty



Captain Dani and Stephen are dodging life's asteroids this week. So in this shortened Asteroid Edition we talk Purgil migratory hyperspace lanes, Thrawn vs Holdo, and the latest Star Wars Resistance episode Doza's Dilemma.

Twitter Links we Mentioned this show:
Adam's Hyperspace Thread 
Pablo's Purgil/Hyperspace Interaction with our Dani

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Friday, January 25, 2019

Glass Returns and Mary Poppins splits

Hosts: Stephen & Danielle
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Meme-ory lane: Opening song music by Hovey Benjamin 
Our humble hosts discuss the merits of Mary Poppins Returns andponder if it had been unrelated to Mary Poppins if the songs would have seemed better. Glassshatters our low expectations and splits unbreakable smiles across our faces.



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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

4 Things I want in Episode 9


Hosts: Stephen & Danielle
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Captain Dani and Stephen lean into some Star Wars Episode 9 speculation discussing what four moments they each want from the film. They geek out over Star Wars Celebration 2019 announcements, and this weeks Hollywood Holocron is James Earl Jones!

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Friday, January 18, 2019

STHD Adventures of Sonic The Hedgehog


Hosts: Blockbuster Guy Frank, Doms, and NatNicki

Blockbuster Guy Frank opens up his passionate youtube feed to the Vundacast. An epic 1st episode about that blue fuzz ball Sega's own Sonic the Hedgehog. Joined by the talented NatNicki, and Billy Gaste's favored son Doms.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Resistance Round-Up


Hosts: Stephen & Danielle
with the Midnight Hounds: Xena, Duke, Rusty and Morty

Join us for our 6th episode as we discuss all things Star Wars: Resistance! We talk our thoughts and theories for the mid-season premiere episode 'Bibo' and how Resistance will tie into the sequel trilogy through Episode IX.
Our Hollywood Holocrons segment this week features voice actor Josh Brener, who lends his talents to making Resistance character Neeku Vozo come to life.

Links:
StarWars.com Welcome to the Resistance: Meet Josh...
Star Wars Show Meet Resistance's Neeku...
Bibo Fun Facts
Deadline's Adam Driver Ep. 9 Scoop
Star Wars Resistance Season 1: Mid-Season Trailer 
John Boyega Latest Ep9 IG post

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Friday, January 11, 2019

Wrestle Kingdom 13

Hosts: Stephen & D-rock 
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D-rock espouses the gospels of NJPW.We celebrate the performance of Okada, Cody, Juice, Tanahashi, Toru Yanu, Bone Soldier, Jericho, Omega, Naito, Stoned Pitbull, Jay White, The Young bucks and all the amazing NJPW roster. Stephen marvels at the hard hitting and humor of Wrestle Kingdom 13. After the 42 minute markish we talk about the main events.

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Rebel Order Episode 5: Star Waiting

Hosts: Stephen & Danielle
with the Midnight Hounds: Xena, Duke, Rusty and Morty



On today's episode we examine a piece of fandom history Star Wait a 2005 documentary that follows Star Wars fans as they waited for the premiere of Attack of the Clones in 2002 at Grauman's Chinese Theater. It is a unique story that encapsulates the best and the worst of the Star Wars fandom.
This weeks Hollywood Holocron: Rayne Roberts!
Links we mentioned:
StarWait on Amazon for Purchase  
LiningUp.net
Starlight Children's Foundation
Looking For Leia Documentary
Star Wait Strikes Back

Hollywood Holocrons Links:
Lucasfilm Rayne Roberts Employee Spotlight
365 Days of Star Wars Women
TLJ Secrets Explained
Lucasfilm Story Group Origin
Inverse.com Reylo started in TFA

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Sunday, January 6, 2019

The Good Venom Exorcist into the Spiderverse

Hosts: Stephen & Danielle
with the Midnight Hounds: Xena, Duke, Rusty and Morty
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We marvel about the Rebel without a Crew $7000feature film byFlush Studios Josh Stifter(in post on his second feature Greywoods Plot)for the first 20 minutes or so...then review Spiderman into the Spiderverseat the 30minute mark or so it's spoilerzone for Spiderverse, and Venom. Stephen ties it all together thematically and the dogs try to derail the podcast mercilessly on this Good Vundacast.

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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Kliq Bait: Top Ten NJPW Matches of 2018


10. Jay White vs. Kenny Omega (IWGP US Championship) -- The New Beginning In Sapporo

When I first watched this one, I rated it quite a bit higher than I have here, now that I've rewatched it. I still think this is maybe the most underrated New Japan match of 2018 and I remain a huge Jay White mark--one of the best in New Japan at wrestling in character and making things look super realistic. The end of this match where Kenny just repeatedly V-triggers Jay to dust but Jay absorbs it all and smiles because he's a fucking masochist and lures Kenny in to hit him with the Blade Runner and steal Kenny's US title. Also I'm a big proponent of including post-match stuff in the overall rating/ranking of a match--arbitrary, I know, but the whole thing is arbitrary--so the fact that this match result was the catalyst for the Cody/Kenny split and the Golden Lovers reunion might have put it over the edge. Don't @ me.



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9. Toru Yano vs. Kenny Omega -- G1 Climax 28

This is hands down the comedy wrestling match of the year in 2018. Just a master class in comedic wrestling timing. Add to that the great character arc of Toru Yano vowing not to cheat in the G1 only to cheat in literally every match because he can't help himself but also getting opportunities in each of his matches to prove that he CAN actually be a formidable wrestler when he puts his mind to it. And with Toru Yano picking up maybe the most unexpected victory of the entire G1, this HAS to be considered one of the top ten of 2018.



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8. Kazuchika Okada vs. Zack Sabre, Jr. (IWGP Heavyweight Championship) -- Sakura Genesis

This is one of those special sort of matches that really revs my engine because the story of the match is so clear and so well-executed. Zack Sabre, Jr. was the hottest wrestler in New Japan when he blazed his way through the New Japan Cup but in every one of his matches there was a point somewhere in the middle where he started to get cocky and toy with his opponent. He also had a very hot temper which was particularly highlighted by his first round match with Tetsuya Naito, perhaps the greatest antagonizer in New Japan. Still, ZSJ's unorthodox style and unmatched technical proficiency made him unstoppable.

As the winner of the New Japan Cup, he had his choice of which title he wanted to challenge for. He probably would have had an excellent chance to take Will Ospreay's Jr. Heavyweight title or even Hirooki Goto's NEVER Openweight title but Zack wanted to measure himself against the best--and, perhaps, his huge ego had him believing he was on the same level--so he challenged Kazuchika Okada for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship. The match starts with Okada bringing just as much cockiness, going into the match trying to beat ZSJ at his own game and perhaps also trying to get into his head.

Midway through the match, the strategy changes--whether by design or by improvisation. As ZSJ starts getting cocky and toying with Okada, Okada baits him into a striking match and it turns the whole dynamic of the match because anyone who watches any New Japan knows that ZSJ can't possibly survive a striking match with Okada. So the whole rest of the match is ZSJ trying to remember to stick to his strategy of submission wrestling and pushing Okada to the limit when he does while Okada does everything possible to take him out of his gameplan. Ultimately, ZSJ was no match for Okada but he more than proved that at his best, he could be capable of pulling it off.



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7. Will Ospreay vs. Marty Scurll (IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship) -- Sakura Genesis

I am honestly not a particularly huge fan of either of these guys--especially Will Ospreay--but this match was just so beautifully and dramatically rendered, you can't help but get invested. It's just a happy accident that in a match built around Marty Scurll trying to destroy Will Ospreay's neck, he just so happened to (FUCKING IDIOTICALLY) damn near shoot break his fucking neck and hardway himself in the face. As mindnumbingly stupid as the spot he was trying may have been, the moments following Ospreay nearly shoot murdering himself are GREAT with the fight doctor (probably legitimately concerned for Will's safety) trying to talk to Ospreay but Ospreay crawling away from him and waving him off. Marty continues to brutalize the neck to the point that it almost gets uncomfortable (in that good way) but eventually Ospreay is able to use his incredible instinctual quickness to pull an Oscutter from the corner for the pin.



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6. Chris Jericho vs. Tetsuya Naito (IWGP Intercontinental Championship) -- Dominion

This current run of Chris Jericho in New Japan might literally be the best he's ever been. Certainly there has never been a version of Jericho that has seemed as legitimately dangerous as this one. And what better foil for the new sociopathic asshole Chris Jericho than the endlessly infuriating Tetsuya Naito. He spends so much time antagonizing Y2J that the first, like, five minutes or so of this match is just Jericho MURDERING him without even letting him take off his suit and cape. From there, both guys just go bonkers on each other in an instant classic that ends with Jericho WINNING the IWGP Intercontinental title which no one expected.



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5. Kenny Omega vs. Chris Jericho (No Disqualification IWGP United States Championship Match) -- Wrestle Kingdom XII

The match that probably sold more NJPW World subscriptions than any other this year and it certainly did not disappoint. This match is great for a lot of the same reasons that the match with Naito is with Jericho at his most brutal and sadistic but this is also a little bit more of a North American style match with a bit more storytelling than the average New Japan match. Jericho as the embittered veteran come to reclaim his title of "best in the world" from the young up-and-comer who everybody is talking about as the current best wrestler in the world. These two absolutely destroy each other and change the game for NJPW in so many ways.

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4. Kazuchika Okada vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi (IWGP Heavyweight Championship) -- Wrestling Dontaku

This is one of those stories that's just too obvious not to do. Okada, after defeating Zack Sabre, Jr., now has his sights set on the only record he hasn't broken yet: 12 consecutive title defenses. So of course, the man to challenge him is the man who holds the record, Hiroshi Tanahashi, a living legend of Japanese pro wrestling. It's the passing of the torch, the present meets the past, as much John Cena vs. Daniel Bryan/Kevin Owens/AJ Styles/etc. as it is Shawn Michaels vs. The Undertaker. It's inevitable. And the match is all of that. It's two titans with so much history who are insanely competitive deciding once and for all who is the better man. It's high art.

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3. Kota Ibushi vs. Kenny Omega -- G1 Climax 28

This thing is just breathtaking. The story they tell lends itself flawlessly to the template of a brutal, unforgiving strong style New Japan main event match. The story is that these guys had hoped that they would never have to face each other again because the last time they did, they nearly killed each other and they're afraid if they ever faced each other again, one or both of them would take it too far. And mother of GOD do they take it too far. These two absolutely obliterate each other. It's fucking unreal. By the end of it, you almost start to agree with them that they should never do this again because they would literally kill each other. Just incredible, two best friends who are so psychotically competitive that they will do ANYTHING to come out on top. Excruciatingly beautiful.

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2. The Golden Lovers vs. The Young Bucks -- Strong Style Evolved

This was perhaps the best storytelling match of the year in New Japan. The reunion of the Golden Lovers and the resulting tension between Kenny Omega and the Young Bucks was the story of the year in New Japan and this match so beautifully renders that story that it's almost hard to even believe it. The moment when Omega picks up Matt Jackson for the One-Winged Angel and can't bring himself to do it but Matt grabs his hand and puts it in position, begging him to do the move, is wrestling storytelling at its very finest. If you haven't seen this match, you absolutely HAVE TO.

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1. Kenny Omega vs. Kazuchika Okada (No Time Limit 2-Out-of-3 Falls IWGP Heavyweight Championship) -- Dominion

A lot has been written about this match and way too many stars have been given to it but you gotta work pretty hard to find a reason not to put this among the greatest professional wrestling matches of all time. The storytelling, the athleticism, the absolute ungodly pounding both men lay on each other, the incredible drama...65 grueling minutes of it. It's an out-of-body experience. Every person alive should see this. Especially those who don't understand why people like wrestling. This is why.



Honorable Mentions

Not going to say anything about these except that THIS is how many Match of the Year candidates I saw in New Japan this year. And I left out some excellent matches. And didn't watch anywhere near every match in NJPW this year. Yeah, this New Japan thing is pretty good...

Kazuchika Okada vs. Tetsuya Naito (IWGP Heavyweight Championship) -- Wrestle Kingdom XII

Minoru Suzuki vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi (IWGP Intercontinental Championship) -- The New Beginning In Sapporo

Kazuchika Okada vs. SANADA (IWGP Heavyweight Championship) -- The New Beginning In Osaka

Kazuchika Okada vs. Will Ospreay -- 46th Anniversary Show

Zack Sabre, Jr. vs. Tetsuya Naito -- New Japan Cup Day 3

Zack Sabre, Jr. vs. Kota Ibushi -- New Japan Cup Day 6

Zack Sabre, Jr. vs. SANADA -- New Japan Cup Day 8

Zack Sabre, Jr. vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi -- New Japan Cup Day 9

Jay White vs. Adam "Hangman" Page -- Strong Style Evolved

The Young Bucks vs. EVIL & SANADA (IWGP World Tag Team Championships) -- Dominion

Juice Robinson vs. Jay White (IWGP US Championship) -- G1 Special In San Francisco