Fear The Walking Dead – Episode 1 – Pilot

August 27, 2015

With a new show comes a new chat! This time we’re talking about the pretty hype-free Fear The Walking Dead. From following the production of this show, it really seems like no one really asked for it and not all that many people wanted it… How wrong were we?! The show broke records on its premiere. We got together to talk about whether our fears were unfounded.

 

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Sense8 – Part 1 – Episodes 1 to 3

August 20, 2015

Babylon 5’s J. Michael Straczynski and The Matrix’s Wachowskis teaming up for an epic, mind-bending, high-concept, Netflix sci-fi show? We’d be fools not to sit up and pay attention to Sense8… So we did! We talked in depth about episodes 1-3 and found ourselves equal parts intrigued and perplexed.

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WWE Network: Triple Threat Challenge Episode 5

August 16, 2015

We talk about one of The Rowdy One’s greatest matches as he takes on the Excellence of Execution at Wrestlemania VIII for the Intercontinental Championship, and contemplate the late Hot Rod’s impact on the growth of wrestling into the mainstream.

We also check out a classic tag team bout from 1993 including “reverse moonsaults” and what we think is possibly the first Floatover DDT ever performed in the WWF, and a newer bout between two of the WWE’s smallest stars which has us wondering if handing control of the booking over to the fans would really be the smartest move.

Here are the matches for Episode 5:

– THE STEINER BROTHERS vs THE HEAVENLY BODIES | WWF SUMMERSLAM 1993

– DANIEL BRYAN vs REY MYSTERIO | WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW 04/02/2013

– RODDY PIPER vs BRET HART | WWF WRESTLEMANIA VIII 1992

If you want to randomise yourself, go here:
http://returntotherunway.com/wwenetwork/randomizer.php

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Babylon 5 Season 4: No Surrender, No Retreat – Part 2

August 1, 2015

It’s episodes 5-8 of Season 4, which covers among other things the “end” of the Shadow War. What did Simon make of his first time watching such a key moment from the Babylon 5 arc?

We also get a Star Trek vs Babylon 5 discussion, an emotional appearance by everyone’s favourite meth kingpin and a lesson on media manipulation.

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Previous Babylon 5 Podcasts:

Season 1: Signs and Portents

Season 2: The Coming of Shadows Part 1

Season 2: The Coming of Shadows Part 2

Season 3: Point of No Return Part 1

– Season 3: Point of No Return Part 2

– Season 3: Point of No Return Part 3

– Season 4: No Surrender, No Retreat Part 1

WWE Network: Triple Threat Challenge Episode 4

July 27, 2015

Confession: I hoped to get this up before Battleground, but Jon went on holiday and I decided I could do with a break also.

With that out the way – Welcome to the WWE Network Triple Threat Challenge episode 4! Where we take 3 random episodes from the WWE Network and talk about wrestling.

In this episode Jon lays down some rules, we have yet another coincidence, a much cherished possession is unveiled, and episode 3 adds a special guest and close friend to the mix for what may be our best discussion yet as Kevin Owens faces John Cena at Money in the Bank!

Here are the matches for Episode 4:

– THE BRITISH BULLDOGS vs THE FABULOUS ROUGEAU BROTHERS | WWF SUMMERSLAM 1988

– HAWK & RIP ROGERS vs DAVEY BOY SMITH & KOLE | WCW BATTLEBOWL 1993

– KEVIN OWENS vs JOHN CENA | MONEY IN THE BANK 2015

If you want to randomise yourself, go here:
http://returntotherunway.com/wwenetwork/randomizer.php

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WWE Network: Triple Threat Challenge Episode 3

July 5, 2015

Welcome to WWE Network Triple Threat Challenge Episode 3, where we take 3 random matches from the WWE Network and have a chat about what we see, hear and feel!

We break from formula slightly to discuss the passing of someone who many consider to be one of the greatest of all time, Dusty Rhodes. Jon marvels at the quality of 2000-era WCW commentary and introduces some rather interesting stipulations to mix things up a little.

Here are the matches for Episode 2:
– KELLY KELLY (c) vs BETH PHOENIX | WWE HELL IN A CELL 2011

– THE HARRIS BROTHERS vs KRONIK | WCW FALL BRAWL 2000

– DUSTY RHODES (c) vs TULLY BLANCHARD | NWA STARRCADE 1986

If you want to randomise yourself, go here:
http://returntotherunway.com/wwenetwork/randomizer.php

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Babylon 5 Season 4: No Surrender, No Retreat – Part 1

June 20, 2015

It took a few months for us to get here, but we finally return with the continuation of our ongoing quest to make Simon a Babylon 5 believer. We cover a the pretty crazy episodes 1-4 where it becomes clear that no one will escape The Shadow War without having been changed in some way. Episode 4 also brings video to our B5 discussions for the first time, so please be aware of possible changes to audio quality etc.

With TV season generally over for now, we’re going to get these B5 discussions out a lot faster. We certainly won’t be leaving it a few months like last time!

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Previous Babylon 5 Podcasts:

Season 1: Signs and Portents

Season 2: The Coming of Shadows Part 1

Season 2: The Coming of Shadows Part 2

Season 3: Point of No Return Part 1

– Season 3: Point of No Return Part 2

– Season 3: Point of No Return Part 3

Game of Thrones Season 5 Finale: Episode 10 – Mother’s Mercy

June 17, 2015

A somewhat unusual episode of the Thwipping Boys, with Jon suffering some serious issues after a dip in the local lake and the boys prepared for a ill-thought-out “call-in show” which predictably does not go according to plan.

But there was a Game of Thrones season finale to discuss, dammit, and discuss it they do, including the unbelievable next steps in the stories of Arya, Cersei, Stannis, Jon, Jaime and more!

Video viewers also witness the birth of the Japanese viral sensation YOGURT-O-MAN!

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Identity Crisis Comic Review and Deep Dive Discussion

June 14, 2015

From deep in the Thwipping Boys archives, we have pulled together a Special Edition based on one of the best things we ever did, our review of Identity Crisis that we did over seven weeks back in 2012, when we were still a threesome and talked about comics regularly.

To celebrate such an auspicious occasion, we’ve also put a fun video together to accompany the audio.

Enjoy!

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Thwipping Boys Live Details

June 14, 2015

As you no doubt know if you’re reading this, we decided on the fly in last week’s show to attempt a live call-in show next week in celebration of the finale of Game of Thrones Season 5.

Will it be a disaster? Will anyone call in? No idea!

While we welcome new Youtube and iTunes subscribers all the time, do we really have enough listeners yet to make something like this worthwhile? Well, since we lose nothing if no-one calls, the answer is clearly yes.

If you want to appear briefly on our next episode and give your thoughts and opinions on the Season Finale, Season 5 as a whole, or to be honest, anything you want to talk about, here is what you need to do:

We will be available for calls between 9:00 and 10:00 pm UK time on Tuesday 16th June. We will be recording our Game of Thrones recap at that time on Skype and this is how you get involved.

Option 1:

Add s_austin316 as a contact on Skype any time between now and Tuesday and let us know in the message that you want to be involved in our GoT show so we know it’s not Spam! Then simply be available for that hour and we’ll dial you in when we’re ready for you.

Option 2:

We will be monitoring Twitter as we record, so simply Tweet us your Skype name at the time and we’ll add you to the call.

Finally, Simon said last week about how you should have a decent mic – honestly, don’t worry about it, as long as we can understand you it’s fine.