The Underbase Podcast
The Underbase Reviews - Windblade Combiner Wars #3


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: 4:43pm EDT

The Underbase Reviews: Transformers GI Joe issue 7

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: 4:11pm EDT

The Underbase Reviews Timelines issue 9

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: 6:18pm EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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.

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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 EDT

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 EDT