The Underbase Podcast

Adam starts the show by explaining last weeks news and our announcement, in more detail, to clarify certain aspects and calm some of you wonderfull folk down.

Then jump to 10:15 and botcon!...well...as much as it ever is.

Technically, this is a botcon review... but since the guys are on the second half of a lengthy recording session (and not on a comic they particularly enjoy) the conversation takes it's inevitable spin off onto wrestling, DC comics, penguin species, Jedi and other, more serious, issues... some of this has been left to the end, so keep listening!
Explicit Language...what did you expect!

Direct download: BotCon_Timelines_issue_10_-_the_Underbase_Review.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:40 PM

After 5 years of podcasting, life has changed for the Underbase hosts and we’ve got an announcement for this week. Just a few links mentioned in the show:

 

Target 2006 link

Jeff Anderson Interview

Cuddle Interviews

Andy Schimdt Interview

Chris Metzen & Flint Dille Interview

 

Transmissions Podcast

Audio Knights Theatre

 

Please feel free to listen in on all of our interviews over the last 5 years. The early ones are here, and the more recent ones here. Thanks for tuning in!!

Direct download: UnderbasePSA_2015.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:35 AM

The Underbase Classics team tackle the Marvel Comics American G1 issue#6: The Worse of Two Evils.

Join Joe "Teebee", Tricky, Paul and host Adam as they review and discuss the issue. Please note, the recording contains a brief element of "franglitalian"....it cannot be helped.

Direct download: The_Underbase_Classics_reviews_US6_The_Worse_of_Two_Evils.mp3
Category:classics -- posted at: 7:35 PM


Join team Windblade as they read and review issue #3 of the series, part 5 of Combiner Wars crossover event. Prowl and Prime spending quality time together. . . fun times?

Direct download: Team_Windblade_-_Issue_3_-_Final_with_reduced_levels.mp3
Category:Windblade -- posted at: 8:43 PM

Joe comes to the rescue of a clearly knackered (sorry folks) Adam to review an incredible issue of Transformers vs GI Joe.An issue generating a lot of praise from may quarters. It's a shame that the delays in delease, and the art style have squeezed this title to the sidelines of the IDW Transformers program. In addition to Adam's weary state, we have a few audio drops. Apologies, there are only a few.

At the end we note the current state of this title. Will we continue to enjoy this series for much longer?

Direct download: The_Underbase_Reviews_TF_Joe_issue_7.mp3
Category:TF vs GI Joe -- posted at: 8:11 PM

With the 2015 event almost apon us, Matt, Gruffy and Chris return to review the first of two Botcon releases BotCon timelines issue number 9.
Be warned folks, just because this issues promises a less drastic response than previous issues, it doesn't mean the guys will be any less off-topic and certainly no less explicit in their language!

If you are crazy enough to want to listen to the infamous issue#7, it can be found on our podcast homepage at http://theunderbase.libsyn.com/the-underbase-reviews-timelines-7

or via our new youtube page at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AITngfXg3dA

Direct download: BotCon_Timelines_issue_9_-_the_Underbase_Review.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:18 PM

Join Mikey and guests Isa, Sprite and Heather, as they discuss a wide range of aspects involving gender and the representation in both the Transformer, and wider, comic communities.

Insightfull, hilarious, revealing and often razor-sharp, this is not only one of the most, hopefully, enjoyable discussions we have published on the Underbase, but covers several topics in a frank and level-headed fashion that is sometimes missing across certain elements of our fandom.

As a sidenote, there are more killer quotes in this show than you can shake a stick at, but also a few audio issues we have hopefully minimised. Contains strong language.

 

Intro

03:50 Growing up with transformers

18:50 Great/favourite female characters, pre-IDW

29:50 What were the main issues with representation in the TF universe, pre-IDW

43:30 The shame of the Starscream fan club

47:00 The current positive swings in comic media representation and the power of social media

1:00:04 IDW comics, starting with Arcee

1:16:00 - Getaway, and his links to Mikey's nightmare club incident

1:19:30 - The current IDW attitude, the increasingly vocal fan support.

1:34:00 - The importance of fan-fiction and the creative exploits of the Transformer fanbase, including adult fiction.

1:40:30 Victorion and discussion on where the current plot will lead.

1:45:00 What non-IDW TF character would you like to be included in future IDW cannon.

Direct download: Underbase_Podcast_Gender_discussion.mp3
Category:discussion -- posted at: 4:59 PM

MTMTE#41 folks, and a dark secret awaits our lovable crew. . . well those who bother to leave the ship, and aren't not seduced by the dancefloor, that is!

Join Matt, Chris and Adam as they read and review the issue, try and work out Hotspots moves, educate us on matters of Dread Pirates and Ace Rimmers. . . . and pitch a mean solo outing for an overlooked member of the crew (explicit)

You can listen to the original recording of MTMTE#1 via our podcast home at http://theunderbase.libsyn.com/tf-treasury-special-the-underbase-original-review-of-mtmte1

Or via our new youtube page at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzKvoD3pQhU

The original recordings of Death Of Optimus Prime, and RID#1, are also now available.

Direct download: The_Underbase_Reviews_MTMTE41.mp3
Category:MTMTE -- posted at: 8:39 PM

To celebrate this weeks release of IDW's treasury edition, containing MTMTE#1, RID#1 and The Death of Optimus Prime, we thought it time to re-release our own original reviews of these issues, from the depths of the old (MB2) vault.

The planet Cybertron, it's battered populace returning after the "great war" to wonder what on earth they were fighting for. John Barber guides us into the future of the Cybertronian race with Transformers: RID#1

Direct download: The_Underbase_Reviews_RID_issue_1.mp3
Category:Transformers (was RID) -- posted at: 9:39 PM

To celebrate this weeks release of IDW's treasury edition, containing MTMTE#1, RID#1 and The Death of Optimus Prime, we thought it time to re-release our own original reviews of these issues, from the depths of the old (MB2) vault.

Aimee can barely contain her excitement here, as we start the first review of MTMTE! Join us as we journey wth a ramshackle crew, on a quest for the knights of Cybertron. With writer James Roberts onboard, things don't look good for them!

Direct download: The_Underbase_Reviews_MTMTE_issue_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:25 PM