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The RevCast presents clever commentary, criticism and comedy about movies, TV and all corners of geeky genres and culture.

Red Dwarf!  It's a British sci-fi classic about Lister, the last survivor of the human race (conveniently,  a loveable slacker. So take that, all you med school overachievers!). He travels  through space on the mining ship the Red Dwarf.  He has companions Holly, Rimmer and Cat, but you can read about that on Wikipedia.

If you are a true fan, you'll want the Red Dwarf Lexicon, an amazing two volumes covering all that is Red Dwarf. Our host, Deanna Toxopeus sits down with the author of the lexicon, Paul C. Giachetti.  Joining them is RevCast regular, Nathan Laws. Together the three have a wide-ranging discussion on the show's premise, themes, characters, notable (and not so notable) espisodes and even how every show has a Cousin Oliver.

Our theme music this episode is "Cultists On Board" by the Darkest of the Hillside Thickets, courtesy of Divine Industries.  

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Direct download: RevCast_248.mp3
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It's March! Spring is in the air and the warm winds have blown in some new offerings from Hollywood. Our hosts Deanna Toxopeus and Gary Mitchel sit down with Tegan Hendrickson and Michael Falkner to discuss the warming of the movies. In this episode, we learn that Tegan will do a lot for a movie ticket and some booze. Take note, listeners! Also she keeps a list of permissible mullets. Because why not? The contributors wax poetic about wanting a plucky underdog movie about Quidditch. And, for some reason, everyone except Deanna wants to talk about <I>The Sexorcist</i>.

Our theme music this episode is "Cultists On Board" by the Darkest of the Hillside Thickets, courtesy of Divine Industries.  

A reminder about our feedback address: revcast@revolutionsf.com. Should Deanna fire them all?

Direct download: RevCast_247.mp3
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The rumors about Spider-Man and the MARVEL Cinematic Universe started last year after a series of studio emails were leaked, and then the nearly unthinkable actually happened! Sony and MARVEL came to a deal where the web-head can come home! Or at least, to the movie studio created by his home! So RevNews host Gary Mitchel has called together a collection of web(page)-slingers, the Titaness Tegan Hendrickson and the Mighty Michael Falkner to fully cover this amazing news!

Listen in as they go over the details of the deal; how MARVEL had a movie plan that they could not change . . . until this happened; a discussion on whether the studio should go with Parker or Miles; what, if anything, this deal means to non-comics fans; when we'll first see Spidey in the MCU; if MARVEL could or even should try a similar deal with FOX; what the trio would like to see in the future & their pure speculation about it; and Gary making what might be the worst analogy ever, comparing Spider-Man to whipped cream.

A reminder about our feedback address: revcast@revolutionsf.com. Do you need more J.K. Simmons in your life?

Direct download: SpiderMan.mp3
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The 80s were a wonderful time for action television.  Every week, K-cars exploded and flipped on our small screens.  Lone wolves would sweep into our lives, saving us from mob bosses, drug lords and the occasional communist.  For our second visit to this topic, our hosts, Deanna Toxopeus and Gary Mitchel are joined by Nathan Laws to discuss three more 80s action faves, Remington Steel, Knight Rider and Scarecrow and Mrs. King.  The also spend some time discussing sharks, including if Canadian sharks say sorry when they bite someone.  Plus Gary gives the most "meh" endorsement of a game ever.

Our theme music this episode is "Cultists On Board" by the Darkest of the Hillside Thickets, courtesy of Divine Industries.  

A reminder about our feedback address: revcast@revolutionsf.com. Is it time for someone to cosplay Mr. T as a shark?

Direct download: RevCast_246.mp3
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Category:general -- posted at: 8:44 PM

Continuing our look back at the geek TV of 2014, RevNews host Gary Mitchel gathers together a host of lanyard-worthy geeks to talk about MARVEL's Agents on the run: Nathan Laws, Matt Cowger and Mike Nelson!

Listen in as they discuss how season two has improved the show; their love of Kyle MachLachlan; their thoughts on Skye, May, Anti-May, Koenig, Coulson & the rest of the agents; the dropping of the Inhumans into the MCU; the season's various gut-punches; the fact that Gary knows about hurt/comfort fic; their wanting the "Oh, you're not dead" moment; noticing how each season's cliffhanger happens in a tropical area; how everyone in the MCU has a healing factor; guessing what is Ward's flavor of crazy; and the utter awesomeness of Agent May & the May vs May fight.

A reminder about our feedback address: revcast@revolutionsf.com. Can only Paxton go Paxton Crazy?

Direct download: SHIELD.mp3
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Continuing our look back at the geek TV of 2014, RevNews host Gary Mitchel calls a gathering of geeks to Podcasting Nanda Parbat to talk all things ARROW: Nathan Laws, Matt Cowger and RevCast Boss-Lady Deanna Toxopeus!

Listen in as they discuss the first half of season three of the Emerald Archer; the mystery of who killed Black Canary I, discuss if it was a Woman in Refrigerator moment; Thea's possible journey into darkness while wearing belly-shirts and if (or how) some characters can be redeemed; how Felicity makes the Clark Kent disguise believable; Roy Palmer as a possible stalker; their love for Stephen Amell on and off the show; what other JLA members they'd like to see pop up; Thea & Laurel's vast improvements as characters; Hong Kong & Not-The-Waller; THE BOXING GLOVE ARROW & Deanna's happy inner six-year-old; the Starling City side of the Flash/Arrow team-up; and
Ra's Al Ghul & Ollie's big literal cliffhanger fight.

A reminder about our feedback address: revcast@revolutionsf.com. Did you like anything about the "Birds of Prey" show?

Direct download: ARROW.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:43 PM

Continuing our look back at the geek TV of 2014, RevNews host Gary Mitchel turns on the nerd signal to gather a host of Batfans to discuss the new show about Not-Yet-Commissioner Gordon: Nathan Laws, Christina Janke and RevNews newcomer Mike Nelson!

Listen in as they discuss the show's frustrating unevenness; how they feel about the shows various through-lines; the pure yyeeaaagggghhhhh of Penguin's relationship with his mom; how Jada Pinkett Smith as Fish is channeling Eartha Kitt; Gary confusing his Doctors; the group's love of Robin Lord Taylor's Penguin; a debate if the Wayne murders should be a conspiracy or a random event; Mark and Christina's "desk-flipping" moments; what Barbara does to the show; how too many villains may be appearing too soon; Christina's taking notes from Fish, and what they all hope comes in the future.

A reminder about our feedback address: revcast@revolutionsf.com. Are you the hero Gotham deserves?

Direct download: gotham.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:23 PM

It's February and Hollywood has made a grand romantic gesture to proove they love the geek. Once again, the film industry thinks February is genre month. So it's a substantial list that through which our co-hosts, Deanna Toxopeus and Gary Mitchel, lead Tegan Hendrickson and Michael Falkner. In addition, there is discussion of Grimtooth's Traps, Exploding Kittens and WIlliam Hartnell’s run of Doctor Who.  Tegan and Gary also want an Iron Maiden movie and podcast.  And the devill makes his appearance.

Our theme music this episode is "Cultists On Board" by the Darkest of the Hillside Thickets, courtesy of Divine Industries.  

A reminder about our feedback address: revcast@revolutionsf.com. Would you want Gary on your octopus rug?

Direct download: RevCast_245.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:11 PM

In this long lost episode, our co-hosts, Deanna Toxopeus and Gary Mitchel, are once again joined by Tegan Hedrickson to discuss the movies for January.  In addition to the cinematic discussion, Deanna waxes poetic about the Librarians, Gary waxes poetic about Clone Wars getting Anakin/Darth Vader right, and Tegan waxes poetic about a nuggalope named Mr. Schmooples. We also beat a metaphor to death in fine RevCast fashion.  Deanna also gets broken again.  

Our theme music this episode is "Cultists On Board" by the Darkest of the Hillside Thickets, courtesy of Divine Industries.  


A reminder about our feedback address: revcast@revolutionsf.com.  Should Gary watch the LIbrarians?

Direct download: RevCast_244.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:28 PM