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Presenting RevNews' final look back at 2013, the Year in Movies! Listen in as our gathering of film fans,Gary Mitchel,Deanna Toxopeus andTegan Hendickson review the genre movies that came out last year; what they thought would be good, and then holding their feet to the fire about if they were right or not.

 

Also covered is Gary and Deanna's abiding (perhaps *too* abiding) fondness of Michael Falkner (who was unable to join in on this episode's fun) & Tegan; the solution for a new place for everyone to send the RevCast's hatemail as WhatTheCast has folded; Nick Cage's need to embrace his inner crazy; and what extreme measures it takes to make Deanna to actually want to watch a Shatner movie!

 

And beware of SPOILERS, as they cover all the movies in the depth they deserve.

Our theme music this episode is "20 Minutes of Oxygen" by Darkest of the Hillside Thickets, courtesy of Divine Industries.Inc. A reminder about our feedback address: revcast@revolutionsf.com. Do you think that Michael needs to get a restraining order against Deanna & Gary?

Direct download: 2013YearInMovies.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:41 PM

Booze!  It is something that seems to permiate all of genre fiction. From Metaphor to Comic Relief, it exists myriad of forms.  Our co-hosts Deanna Toxopeus and Gary Mitchel sit down with Tegan Hendrickson to discuss how alcohol is used in various works of genre.  They get deep at some points, and downright silly at others.  It is the RevCast after all.

Some of the places that we mentioned in our rundown of bars (the ones with some kind of Internet presence).

Hobbit Pub

AFK Tavern

Geiger Bar

Dernier Bar Avant La Fin de la Monde

Way Station Brooklyn

Zaphod Beeblebrox

Lovecraft Bar

Science Pub

Ground Kontrol

Bilbo Baggins Alexandria

Our theme music this episode is "Cultists On Board" by Darkest of the Hillside Thickets, courtesy of Divine Industries. A reminder about our feedback address: revcast@revolutionsf.com. Did Gary give you rum at Dragon*Con? Tell us about it!

Direct download: Revcast_225.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:37 PM

The God of Thunder!  Odinson!  Bjorn!  Point Break!  That's right, this time round we are talking Thor.  And his hammer.  <Insert your own joke here.>  Our hostess with the mostest Deanna Toxopeus is joined by Tegan Hendrickson and Michael Emond.  When their Marvel and Norse Mythology knowledge combine, you get a funny and fact-cilled look at the Son of Asgard and Midgard.  And blissfully absent of a mention of where the Devil might be going.

Our theme music this episode is "20 Minutes of Oxygen" by Darkest of the Hillside Thickets courtesy of Divine Industries.Inc.

A reminder about our feedback address: revcast@revolutionsf.com. Would you touch Thor's hammer?

Direct download: Revcast_221.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:01 AM

The RevNews look back at 2013, in it's role as the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, continues! Rejoin our gathering of Podcast Lords (with funny hats); Gary Mitchel, Tegan Hendrickson, Mike Gordon and Bobby Nash, as they discuss the rest of the year's events.

In this half, they cover The 50th Anniversary Special, the Five-ish Doctors, the retrospectives, "An Adventure in Time and Space" and the Christmas special, which contains Smith's departure and Capaldi's arrival.

And, as always, beware of SPOILERS!

Our theme music this episode is "20 Minutes of Oxygen" by Darkest of the Hillside Thickets courtesy of Divine Industries.Inc.

A reminder about our feedback address: revcast@revolutionsf.com. Do you like the color of your kidneys?

Direct download: YearInWhoPart2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:40 AM

It's that time of year. Those films that Hollywood had any faith in were released in December.  What is left is slim pickings.  And that is what our  Deanna Toxopeus and Gary Mitchel force slightly unwilling Tegan Hedrickson and Michael Falkner to talk about.  Between the discussions about fart jokes and cloning Aaron Eckheart, Gary manages to come up with an idea that will be stolen by Hollywood by the time you have finished listening to the podcast.  

Our theme music this episode is "Cultists On Board" by Darkest of the Hillside Thickets, courtesy of Divine Industries.  A reminder about our feedback address: revcast@revolutionsf.com.  Who would you clone?

Direct download: RevCast_220.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:44 PM

It's not every show that makes it five years, much less 50! So this was a very big year for our favorite mad man with a box! In 2013 Doctor Who had a new (half) season, audio adventures, retrospectives, and a world-wide simulcast of the 50th Anniversary Special!

With so much to examine, Gary Mitchel has called in Whovian experts Tegan Hendrickson, Mike Gordon and Bobby Nash to look at all the high and low points for our favorite Time Lord's banner year.

And, as always, beware of SPOILERS!

Our theme music this episode is "20 Minutes of Oxygen" by Darkest of the Hillside Thickets, courtesy of Divine Industries.Inc.

A reminder about our feedback address: revcast@revolutionsf.com. Who is your Doctor?

Direct download: YearInWhoPart1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:07 PM

Rejoin RevNews host Gary Mitchel, the Spectacular Deanna Toxopeus; the Fantastic Nathan Laws; and Amazing Shaun Rosado as they continue to discuss Superhero TV 2013: Arrow & Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.!

Our band of spandex experts also delve into what Marvel & DC are doing right (and wrong) with their shows, their movie franchises, what changes they'd like to see/not see. Then Deanna & Shaun pitch about sixteen Arrow spin-off shows, and barely contain their nerdgasams.

And, as last time, SPOILERS ahoy!

Our theme music this episode is "20 Minutes of Oxygen" by Darkest of the Hillside Thickets, courtesy of Divine Industries.Inc.

A reminder about our feedback address: revcast@revolutionsf.com. Are you jumping up and down on your couch?

Direct download: RevNewsYearInSuperheroTVPart2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:55 AM

RevNews continues its look back at the highs and lows of 2013, this time talking all about Superheroes on your TV screen! Specifically two sets of heroes, DC's "Arrow" and MARVEL's "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."!

To fully (and at length!) discuss these very different shows, RevNews host Gary Mitchel has called in RevCast host and Black Canary expert Deanna Toxopeus; MARVEL maven Nathan Laws; and Flash Fanatic Shaun Rosado! This crew of super podcasters had so much to say that we had to make this one a two-parter!

Our theme music this episode is "20 Minutes of Oxygen" by Darkest of the Hillside Thickets, courtesy of Divine Industries.Inc.

A reminder about our feedback address: revcast@revolutionsf.com. So which flavor of Amell do you prefer?

Direct download: RevNewsYearInSuperheroTVPart1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:51 AM

As 2014 starts, we bring you the TV panel from the 2013 Alabama Phoenix Festival lead by RevolutionSF co-founder, Joe Crowe.  Joining him on the panel are Steve Charleson and Janina Gavankar. Yes, that Janina Gavankar. THey talk about the fall 2013 TV season, but more importantly Janina talks about the business. There's even a point where she live tweets Pee Wee Herman. PEE WEE HERMAN!!!! So curl up with your MP3 playing device and enjoy this awesome panel.

Our music this week is "Cultists on Board" by the Darkest of the Hillside Thickets, courtesy of Devine Idustries Inc.

A reminder about our feedback address: revcast@revolutionsf.com. Who do you think is crickling the plastic?

Direct download: RevCast_219.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:41 PM

Once more we've come to the end of another solar cycle, which means it's once again time to take a fond (and sometimes un-fond) look back at the highs and lows of 2013.

In the first of these special episodes, RevNews host Gary Mitchel has blown on the cartridges, pulled out the save files and loaded in Player 1: Tegan Hendrickson & Player 2: Christina Janke to discuss the year in video games! From the new Console Wars, to Steam Sales and Humble Bundles, there was a lot to talk about!

Our theme music this episode is "20 Minutes of Oxygen" by Darkest of the Hillside Thickets ), courtesy of Divine Industries.Inc.

A reminder about our feedback address: revcast@revolutionsf.com. Did the end of "The Last of Us" give you all the feels? 

Direct download: RevNewsYiRGames.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:59 AM