The Walking Dead: Season 5 Episode 1 – No Sanctuary

October 16, 2014

The Thwipping Boys discuss the tense-as-all-fuck season five opener…and have a lengthy discussion about how confusing the Negan / Not Negan thing has been.

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This CANNOT be the guy from the flashback as Kirkman says. Plus why hide him in shadow? Why even have that scene?


Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 2 Episodes 2-3

October 13, 2014

We continue to podcast on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. with our thoughts on “Heavy is the Head” and “Making Friends and Influencing People”.

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Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 2 Premiere: “Shadows”

September 28, 2014

We didn’t love Season 1 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, something we mentioned in that uncharacteristically angry Serenity podcast we did.

So we’re hoping for something funnier, cooler, darker and just a bit more engaging with Season 2. Does the first episode show promise?

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Babylon 5 – Season 3: Point of No Return Part 1

September 24, 2014

Season 3 gets off to an extraordinarily English start with the introduction of Marcus (we haven’t even got to A Late Delivery from Avalon yet!) and the Thwipping Boys accidentally recreate a scene from Breaking Bad.

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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

The Flight of Dragons Vs. The Last Unicorn!

September 16, 2014

One of Jon’s favourite films from his youth is a 1982 Rankin Bass animated fantasy called The Flight of Dragons, something he maintains is more than good enough to provide enjoyment to an adult.

So Simon checks it out, despite an admitted dislike of animated fantasy.

Then the guys both have their first experience of The Last Unicorn, another highly-regarded Rankin Bass film often seen as a superb companion piece…

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The Last Unicorn

Babylon 5 – Season 2: The Coming of Shadows Part 2

September 7, 2014

Former Babylon 5 cynic Simon and longtime fan Jon continue their epic Babylon 5 podcasting session with Simon running the emotional gamut from confusion (IS Kosh actually a Vorlon? Does he still have affection for Londo?) to surprise (they’ve discovered Morden!) to utter joy (Talia’s gone! Hurray!) and more.


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Previous Babylon 5 Podcasts:

Season 1: Signs and Portents

Season 2: The Coming of Shadows Part 1

Also: Is this Shadow-tech?

Babylon 5 – Londo “Shadow Hair” Wallpaper

September 2, 2014

Hey there, Jon here.

I was looking at Simon’s awesome graphic that he came up with for our Babylon 5 Season 2 podcast (just scroll down or click here if you have lazy fingers) and I thought, man, I want that as a desktop wallpaper.

So please help yourselves to a hi-res version if you would like one. He’s even done you a couple of options – with and without the B5 logo!

Londo Shadow Hair with Logo

Londo Shadow Hair no Logo

If you’ve got any comments, email



Babylon 5 – Season 2: The Coming of Shadows Part 1

September 2, 2014

Huzzah! It’s the second part of our epic “get a guy who thinks Babylon 5 is crap to watch the whole thing and record his reactions” series.

If you haven’t listened to the Season 1 Podcast, then get thee over there and do that by jove!

If you have, then join us for the first half of Season 2, which begins with Simon’s reactions to the Sinclair-Sheridan swap, after a somewhat awkward confession…

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Simon’s Marvel Unlimited Read List… In big pic form!

August 29, 2014

As regular listeners of our humble podcast may be aware, Marvel isn’t exactly my home turf. I’ve read a decent amount of Marvel and adore many of the characters that live in the House of Ideas, but I’d be fooling myself to think that I appreciated it as much as I do DC. I recently landed a new job, with this influx of fresh cash, the relaunch of the podcast and me catching the Marvel bug thanks to Guardians of the Galaxy and The Winter Soldier, I decided to invest in the Marvel Unlimited subscription service.

NOTE: For those that do not know, Marvel Unlimited is a subscription service which gives you access to thousands of comics from Marvel’s back catalogue dated anywhere up to 6 months ago. Want to read Frank Miller’s seminal run on Daredevil? Go for it. How about Lee/Kirby’s historic lengthy run on Fantastic Four? It’s there. You can read on your computer or on a tablet/smartphone. There are, sadly, technical glitches galore and for many comics published prior to mid-2000s the guided view is disastrous. It may put you off, but my advice is try! The app is free to download and there are a couple of free issues available on there.

Anyway, where was I? Oh yes, so I decided to subscribe and began a journey to read all of the Marvel comics I’ve wanted to read for a long time. You can see in the fun (and large if clicked) image what I’ve read, but I have to say, I’ve been blown away by Jim Starlin’s cosmic work running through the 70s and onwards. I’ve stated before that I don’t get on well with comics from the 70s or 80s, but this could not be more different. Starlin’s work felt fun, fresh, interesting, inventive and succeeded in avoiding so many of the pitfalls that make older comics either stale, dated or laughable… Although, I have to say, what the hell is up with Magus’s afro?!




If I were to pick a piece of standout work of what I’ve read it would either be The Life and Death of Captain Marvel, Thanos Quest (beautifully illustrated books) or Jason Aaron’s opening arcs on Thor: God of Thunder, before it was needlessly derailed by an unfortunate The Dark World tie-in arc (no matter what anyone says, it was a tie-in).

So, here’s my image of my read so far, and if there’s anything you think I should be reading, tweet us @thwippingboys or email us!!


A mad bastard’s adventures across the multiverse

August 24, 2014

Podcast – Doctor Who: Deep Breath and Grant Morrison’s Multiversity #1

He’s walked with giants, gods, 5th dimensional beings and aliens from every corner of time and space. He’s fought and conquered evil from the darkest reaches of the universe and the deepest recesses of his own soul. He’s an insane old bastard who delights in taking you on crazy adventures you never believed you could experience. And now, finally, his long-awaited DC Comics project The Multiversity is here.

Plus, we review the new Doctor Who!

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