The Underbase Podcast
The Underbase Discussion Series : Comic Basement #4 Gender Roundtable

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: 12:59pm EST

The Underbase Reviews MTMTE issue 41

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: 4:39pm EST

TF: Treasury special - The Underbase original review of RID#1

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: 5:39pm EST

TF: Treasury special - The Underbase original review of MTMTE#1

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: 5:25pm EST

The Underbase reviews IDW Transformers Treasury Edition (kinda)

To tie in with this weeks IDW Transformers:Treasury Edition (collecting THE DEATH OF OPTIMUS PRIME, RID#1 and MTMTE#1 together in oversized print) we have broken our original reviews out from the (what was MB2) vaults!
 
Current readers who have joined since the start the current ongoing series will hardly believe just how excited/relieved we were for this new era of TF comics. . . . . it was Christmas in more ways than one!


This show will feature our DoOP review, while our original reviews for MTMTE#1 and RID#1, will go up this weekend. . . . . Just don't blame us for getting our predictions wrong. . . . . Transformer plots didn't used to suprise as much!

Direct download: The_Underbase_reviews_The_Death_of_Optimus_Prime.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:59pm EST

The Underbase Reviews: Transformers #41

Transformers#41: an issue that delivers several revelations, and deserves discussion. Tricky, Andy and Adam readthrough and comment on the events occuring here, so grab a drink, get yourself comfy and prepare for some great discussion.

Please support TOY-FU at AA! They can be reached at https://twitter.com/toyfu2012

Listen to the Old Oilhouse channel at http://oldoilhouse.weebly.com/

Please send all Burger King Transformer head toys to https://twitter.com/ad8m

Our new youtube page - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu4QSOWJCjzGcH_Lc3hMwNw

Direct download: The_Underbase_Reviews_Transformers_41.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:49pm EST

The Underbase Classics Episode 011

The Underbase Classics team zips back (after a mere, few years) with Adam, Tricky, Joe and Paul reviewing Marvel's G1 story A NEW ORDER. US issue#5, UK issues#22 and 23.

As you would expect, the comedy does get a little fruity. . . . you've met Paul, haven't you?

As noted on the show, we are placing our new episodes up on youtube, so swing by and tell us if you want any old shows released there! - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu4QSOWJCjzGcH_Lc3hMwNw

Our previous classic shows are all here - http://theunderbase.libsyn.com/webpage/category/classics

Direct download: The_Underbase_Classics_reviews_US5_A_New_Order.mp3
Category:classics -- posted at: 5:19pm EST

The Underbase May News Update

Time for a news update, as Adam and Nicole go over a some recent developments from the Underbase itself, various conventions, creative projects from the shows colaborators and fans, and then run through IDW's solicitations up through to July.

00:00 to 06:00 Intro/politics/being old

06:00 to 09:07 Podcast interviews
Mairghread Scott - http://moonbase2.libsyn.com/episode-343
Vangelus - http://theunderbase.libsyn.com/the-underbase-discussion-series-comic-basement-3

09:07 to 23:28   Conventions
Auto Assembly - http://www.autoassembly.org.uk/
Phoenix Comicon - Aimee's panel with Livio - http://www.phoenixcomicon.com/programming/panel/3497
Botcon - Comic character Rooks facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/AxiomNewsRook
TF Con - http://www.tfcon.ca/
TF Expo - Exclusive cute stuff http://www.tf-expo.com/#!exclusives/c1xso
Rollout rollcall - https://www.facebook.com/RollOutRollCall
London summer meet - https://www.facebook.com/events/1455759688049540/

23:28 to 32:36 Friends projects
Jem podcast - http://www.geekcastradio.com/showtime-synergy/gcrn-presents-showtime-synergy
Brian Shearer's William the last - http://www.brian-shearer.com/williamthelast/
JP Bove's website - http://www.jpbove.com/
Old Oil House Audio project- http://oldoilhouse.weebly.com/tales-of-the-old-oilhouse.html

32:36 onwards - solicitations

Direct download: The_Underbase_Podcast_News_update.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:30pm EST

The Underbase Reviews: Transformers Robots In Disguise issue zero

Did you pick up your copy of TRANSFORMERS: ROBOTS IN DISGUISE issue#0 as part of the free comicbook day celebrations?

If not, join Adam, Joe, Luffy and Temple for a readthrough and review of not just the ongoing series preview, but the other goodies the issue contained.

Direct download: The_Underbase_Reviews_Transformers_Robots_in_Disguise_issue_zero.mp3
Category:RID - TV Show -- posted at: 4:55pm EST

1