YES!!! I was definitely hungry for another serving.
Episode 002 of He-Man.org's Roast Gooble Dinner is here!
We hope you're hungry.
Val Staples, Emiliano Santalucia, "Pixel Dan" Eardley, and Eamon O'Donoghue are back to discuss He-Man and She-Ra.
This week they discuss the MOTUC action-figure sell-outs on MattyCollector. The group weighs and debates both the pros and cons while discussing possible solutions.
Then they pick back up with the discussion of the MOTUC bios, this week focusing on Beast Man and Skeletor.
So pull up your chair and fill up your plate! It's time to chow down on a tasty serving of fandom here on He-Man.org's Roast Gooble Dinner!
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YES!!! I was definitely hungry for another serving.
hey guys how about trimming it down to 60 minutes ?
The show will always be around 1 to 2 hours long.
Sometimes more, sometimes less.
For anyone who likes the show doesn't have a big block of time to devote to the show straight through, my recommendation is just to listen to it in pieces.
That's what I do with a lot of podcasts. I listen to them in pieces throughout the week.
Good for in the car, when you're working out, etc.
-that pre-order idea won't happen because of the cost DR would charge, and the fact that the minute-sell-out-mania helps to keep the momentum going.
Mattel knows EXACTLY why it won't do pre-orders, and it's all about money, which makes sense. Ah well.
I am also afraid of the bubble bursting. I do not believe that there are so few 10+ orders. I just don't buy it. If there are few orders like that, then Mattel is arranging large bulk orders with online retailers and comic shops/toy shops re-sellers before the sale. It just doesn't make sense otherwise.
Eamonn, PUNCH PUNCH PUNCH!!!
I loved listening to Emiliano's Soap Dish bit!! I'd buy it.
Yeah, Dan, you speak that "Raquel!"
Eamonn, that was a great idea about Beast Man's face paint. I like that. It's now part of my MOTU world too As for the races, etc., I think of Beast Man as part of the Berserker Island beast people, but he has that power to control animals and that makes him unique.
I was afraid when you all started talking about the bios - I didn't want to be called out for my tirade on "Evelyn" (EYE ROLL)
Regarding Keldor's being an alchemist, here is some stuff from wikipedia:
"Alchemy is the science of understanding, deconstructing, and reconstructing matter, although it is often seen only as the pursuit of turning common metals into gold."
"Certain Hermetic schools argue that the transmutation of lead into gold is analogical for the transmutation of the physical body (Saturn or lead) into (Gold) with the goal of attaining immortality."
"In 1403, Henry IV of England banned the practice of Alchemy. In the late 14th century, Piers the Ploughman and Chaucer both painted unflattering pictures of Alchemists as thieves and liars."
"Several early alchemists, such as Zosimos of Panopolis, are recorded as viewing alchemy as a spiritual discipline, and, in the Middle Ages, metaphysical aspects, substances, physical states, and molecular material processes as mere metaphors for spiritual entities, spiritual states, and, ultimately, transformations."
The thing is, Alchemy, used in a bio for a toy line, is almost universally going to be seen as a term meaning gold-maker!
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So far, another great episode! I also love the length, 60-90 minutes is so fulfilling! Yummy, can't wait for more!
Great 2nd show guys. It felt more relaxed (not that the first one was tense or anything), and you all seemed to settle in a little more, as well as I settled in a little more to the listening format.
Good discussions and interesting to listen to. Everyone brings something to the dinner table.
Great observations by Emiliano on real names and Beast Man being unique. I couldn't agree more with his points.
I love Val's voice too. Your accent rocks.
So in listening to the podcast, I guess I'm probably going to be in the minority in that I'm cool with the the introduction of Demo-Man. I think part of the problem is that we no nothing of Demo-Man to date. Why would Hordak choose him, and for what purpose? In my mind, it's a strong possibilty that Hordak thought he could control whatever it is that Demo-Man was by integrating him with Keldor. A plan that we see in the long run ends up backfiring.
I don't necessarily see Skeletor as diminished by the addition of Demo-Man. Maybe Keldor is still in the "drivers seat" as it were, merely receiving a signifigant power boost with his merging with Demo-Man. Maybe it's not Demo-Man's influence, but the power he receives as part of the merge that makes him more twisted and evil.
At any rate, I'm looking forward to learning more about Demo-Man. He was involved in Despondos, so perhaps more will be learned about him as we get more of She-Ra's supporting character bios.
Call in with your opinion on Demo-Man!
We make no claims to being the only opinions out there.
What is my accent? I want to hear how someone from England identifies it.
Please compare it against Dan's so I know, since we're both from the US.
The volume is kind of low on the podcasts as compared to other sound media I have on my computer. I turn up the volume of my media player all the way up and my speakers to the halfway point to get a decent sound. Normally I have my media player at 20% and my speakers at 25% and that's good enough. Not a complaint merely an observation...
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Oh, I agree. It's lower than I'd like as well.
It'll be one of those running adjustments as I attempt to master editing-on-the-fly.
My voice will sound a lot better next week as I now have a far better mic.
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Demo-Man like many of the other details in the bios seem like forced homages to the past. They've gone through the archives to find out all of the info on the MOTU that they could and found all of these little snippits of info that were either never used or used only once. So they shoe-horn the data into the bio in an effort to include the true origins into the fictional ones. get it? The problem is, like with the Star Wars prequels, if you try to reinvent history after its been written and taught, understood, and accepted, you run the risk of diluting your story line. There was a reason that no one had ever heard of Demo-Man, it was dumb idea then as it is now. Let's not forget that He-Man was originally created with both brown and blonde hair, yet it says nothing in his bio about getting a bleach job. Or is Adam's bio going to say that he was once a barbarian from a tribe, but then was adopted by the king and made into a prince, etc etc.
The point is, Mattel is obviously trying to force their research into the bios and then some how explain it all with really lame writing. (IMO)
Mattel needs to look at both Star Wars (The prequel tragedy which ruined star wars forever) and the original Batman trilogy (Who's producers thought more was better). Stick to the simple bread and butter that made MOTU work and we'll all be better for it.
I feel, like others have said, that Demo-Man seems like a forced homage to a vintage era prototype that none of us knew anything about(can't be nostalgic for something you've never heard of). Having said that, I don't mind his/its addition to Skeletor's origin. I really wish Skeletor didn't have an origin and have never liked the idea of Keldor. Not only is Skeletor not as mysterious as he once was, he's now He-Man's uncle(I love a lot of their movies, but this sounds too "Disney" for MOTU). At least Demo-Man adds enough to Skeletor that his origin isn't just a ripoff of "The Phantom Of The Opera" or "Two-Face".
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• Lou Schiemer???? Please ask him what does he think of MYP's take on MOTU--like how did he like it and what would he have done differently. I'm very curious about that.
• I agree on Emilliano's point about Beast Man: While I'm not opposed to the characters belonging to other races, only the MOTU characters should be exceptional. The whole Beast Man race controls animals? Beast Man is pretty replaceable then... I'd like it better if Beast Man somehow was the only one of his race who could do this.
• Poe Ghostal once said during Beast Man's review on his website that he thought Beast Man's white face was like a mandrill.
• I like the real names--sorta. Ram Man obviously wasn't named "Ram Man" out of the crib. Neither were Snout Spout, Clamp Champ, Buzz Off, etc. I wish the names that they did use were more Eternian sounding. If they were, I don't think they would be a problem. I thought Hordak, however, didn't need a real name...I thought his name was Hordak and that he named the Horde after himself.
• I think Hordak's real name, She-Ra's "lack of brute strength" and Demo-Man are the top most controversial bio subjects.
• Keldor as an alchemist...you're funny, Val. Transmuting stuff into gold is what I think of when I hear alchemy too.
• I think MOTUC isn't just the old characters presented again for collectors, but a whole new continuity that merges most of the canons. This usually is problematic for the fans of the old continuities. It's probably like how DC was like after Crisis of Infinite Earths (Superman can't move planets anymore?) In MOTUC, we even have Wun-Dar and Gygor. Zodak and Zodac co-exist...so do the Sorceress and Goddess. Even the packaging isn't the same. We've got classic looking characters, with a mixture of mini-comic and 200X canon, as well as brand new stuff.
• I don't like the idea of Demo-Man. I do think that the whole demonic thing makes Keldor not accountable for his actions. It almost seems so Star Warsian...I'm half expecting Adam and Anak--er, Keldor will be the ones to bring balance to the for--er, Eternia. Mattel wanted to make Keldor more of a "real-life villain", but I think they went too far in making him sympathetic.
Another thought after listening to the podcast (Which are FANtastic BTW) is that use of Demo-Man as the source of Skeletor's evil and powers. Boooo! Not that I'm trying to plug an old fanfic but when I imagined it (then tried to spell it out in "Chaos in Eternia") Keldor was a bad egg to begin with. He had deep seeded emotional issues due to his racial differences with the other Eternians, his jealousy towards his brothers, then his adopted father, and then all those who werent like him. He wasn't a powerful sorcerer yet, but he was dedicating himself to finding power that he could use to depose his adopted family and rule Eternia. (Which is why he seeks the power of the Elders whether it be at Grayskull or elsewhere) Alchemy, though as you guys correctly stated had little to do with magic in its historical sense, is I think a way for him to begin tinkering with postions and conconctions to use against his enemies whilst he persues real power. Power that Hordak eventually gives him the KNOWLEDGE OF. Then, with this knowledge, he goes to Zelasia, claims the Havoc staff for his own, and thus begins the merging of the Staff to the Sorcerer. Or maybe not.