The Underbase Podcast
The Underbase Reviews Sins of the Wreckers issue 1

SINS of the Wreckers has been released to the world in all its glory! Did it shatter your pants? We couldn’t let it go without a good review, so the Underbase crew is back once again to wreck and rule! You won’t want to miss this bear kicking issue! [Explicit]

Direct download: UBR_SOTW_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:41am EST

The Underbase Reviews Sins of the Wreckers Preview

The anticipation for this continued series has been high! Sins of the Wreckers Preview is the theme for this podcast and you don’t wanna miss it. (Sins of the Wreckers to be released this next week!) Gear up and get ready for a discussion about Wreckers! [Explicit]

Check out the PREVIEW here!

Direct download: UBR_SOTWpreview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:35am EST

The Underbase Classics Episode 13: Peace

Not really a standard Underbase review but just a few team-members nattering for a few hours... folks somehow manage to cover a Wreckers-featured 1989 annual story, in the middle of it all. Along the way, we talk comics, families, politics, films and fallen celebrities.

Looking to start back on a few more reviews soon, hopefully with a bit more of our regular structure.

Direct download: Underbase_Classics_reviews_Peace.mp3
Category:classics -- posted at: 6:07pm EST

The Underbase Reviews Dreamwave Micromasters

It’s the bottom of the barrel! Dave and Chris review the infamous Micromasters series eleven years in the making! (recorded June 2015, apologies for the time lapse.) It could be the dreaded review they have been avoiding or the entertaining rant you’ve been craving all year? Wrapping up on a toy geek out! Enjoy! [Explicit]

Direct download: UBR_DWepisode06.mp3
Category:Dreamwave -- posted at: 11:47pm EST

The Underbase Reviews Windblade Combiner Wars #4

Join Team Windblade as another round of reviewing our Cybertronian combiners hits the comic stands. Its the full team Angel; Nicole, Heather, Aimee, and Mike! (Many thanks to Nicole for all the editing she's been doing on Windblade CW!)

Direct download: UBR_WindbladeCW04.mp3
Category:Windblade -- posted at: 5:38pm EST

The Underbase Reviews MTMTE 42


Proof that even the mightiest of forces cannot contend with the power of poor broadband customer service, we bring you the delayed MTMTE42 review from Matt, Adam and Chris.
As the team devotes more time to boogie analysis than an entire season of Come Dancing, Chris asks... really?... REALLY?... REEEAAAAAA.. oh, you get the idea!
(Explicit)

Direct download: The_Underbase_Reviews_MTMTE42.mp3
Category:MTMTE -- posted at: 6:46pm EST

The Underbase reviews Timelines Issue 10

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: 5:40pm EST

The Underbase Public Service Announcement

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: 4:35am EST

The Underbase Classics Episode  012

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: 3:35pm EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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

The Underbase Reviews MTMTE issue 40

Matt returns to the MTMTE team just as Ratchet leaves the lost light in what is certainly a memorable issue!
With regular guests Chris and Adam, they read/review the issue, fret over a particular subplot as well as discussing other comic news. . . . not least of which includes a certain Joker picture.
Please note some swearing from Chris. . . but can you blame him for being worried?

Direct download: The_Underbase_Reviews_MTMTE_issue_40.mp3
Category:MTMTE -- posted at: 5:38pm EST

The Underbase Reviews Windblade Combiner Wars #2

Back to address past mistakes, Team Angel clean house, give a challenge, and review the second issue of Windblade Combiner Wars! Don’t forget to #penaltyboxforHailstorm on twitter to @theunderbase @BeatlesDiva (Thanks to @cpshelton from the TransMissions podcast, and @Cassius335 for their participation.) And don’t forget to check out @GCRN! [PG rating]

Direct download: UBR_WindbladeCW02.mp3
Category:Windblade -- posted at: 7:22am EST

The Underbase Reviews Transformers issue 40

The Combiner Wars step up a gear with Transformers issue 40! Join Gruffy, Andrew and career substitute host Adam as they readthrough and discuss the issue. More chat than usual, but that's due to several script/format choices that make this one of the best issues from Barber yet!
We also talk politics and Gruffy tries to bait a bearded Canadian artist. A few audio issues, hopefully not too bad.
The review of the next part of Combiner Wars (Windblade issue 2) will be up this weekend.

Direct download: The_Underbase_Reviews_Transformers_issue_40.mp3
Category:Transformers (was RID) -- posted at: 8:30pm EST

The Underbase Discussion Series : Comic Basement #3

Hot topics in your Transformers? Mikey and Vangelus are on the discussion mission to chin wag about everything in the current continuity for a third installment of Mikey’s comic basement! [Explicit]

Direct download: UBdiscussion2015_1.mp3
Category:discussion -- posted at: 7:55pm EST

The Underbase Reviews Monster Motors issue 2

Monster Motors: The Curse of MiniVan Helsing reaches it's conclusion. Join Adam and Nicole as they runthrough, review and have fun with iGor, Buggy, Wheelwolf and friends! Caution: issue contains an alt mode, theme tunes and a face you want to slap!

Direct download: The_Underbase_Reviews_Monster_Motors_issue_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:29pm EST

The Underbase Reviews: Transformers GI Joe issue 6

Transformers GI Joe issue#6 has finally arrived! After last issues last-minute run-through, Adam again goes solo for a quick runthrough and review. His brain being what it is, it's not perfect, but hopefully folks appreciate a shorter format of review.

Direct download: The_Underbase_Reviews_Transformers_GI_Joe_issue_6_v2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:42pm EST

The Underbase Reviews MTMTE#39

DJD time folks, as MTMTE#39 brings us a whole issue dedicated to those lovable little marshmallows! Join Adam May, Chris and substitute-host Adam White as they discuss the issue, it's potential ramifications and prove that there are no crowd shots that Chris cannot conquer!

Direct download: The_Underbase_Podcast_reviews_MTMTE39.mp3
Category:MTMTE -- posted at: 5:46pm EST

The Underbase Reviews: Angry Birds Transformers issue#4

Join Adam and Nicole as they finish up one of the best, and certainly most unexpected, mini-series from IDW's Transformer team. Angry Birds Transformers#4.
Seriously, who'd have thought this would be so good?

Direct download: The_Underbase_Reviews_Angry_Birds_Transformers_issue4.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:55am EST

The Underbase Reviews Windblade Combiner Wars #1

Returning for the sequel, review Team "Angel" open Windblade and the return of the lady creators Scott and Stone! (This episode does not lack in plugging in other IDW titles!) Windblade is back and discussion commences! 

Direct download: UBR_WindbladeCW01.mp3
Category:Windblade -- posted at: 7:29pm EST

The Underbase Podcast reviews: Transformers#39 - Combiner wars

As well as thoroughly reviewing Transformers#39,the opening salvo of COMBINER WARS, Dave, andy and Gruffy also pitch a podcast based on depressing brit sci-fi, bring up "comic vs carton", ponder Stan Bush and address the current response to the end of the Auto Assembly UK convention. NSFW.

Direct download: The_Underbase_reviews_RID39.mp3
Category:Transformers (was RID) -- posted at: 10:27pm EST

The Underbase Reviews Transformers #38

Join Dave, Andy and Gruffy as they look at the final TF issue before the Combiner Wars unfurl, and speak their mind on the different plots, characters and situations this latest arc has dealt with. (Note: NSFW)

Direct download: The_Underbase_Reviews_Transformers38.mp3
Category:Transformers (was RID) -- posted at: 6:27pm EST

The Underbase Reviews Monster Motors

MONSTER MOTORS RETURNS! the Nick Roche-drawn series that many of us Underbase hosts have been waiting for has been finally released and there was no way we weren't going to review this! Join Adam, Tricky and Nicole (plus random Irish gatecrasher) as we watch trucks fight cars, and epic kung fu fails. Make sure you check this issue out, this weekend!

Direct download: The_Underbase_Reviews_MONSTER_MOTORS.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:27am EST

The Underbase Reviews MTMTE #38

MTMTE 38 is the conclusion of more than just an arc! But how does the creative team do, with numerous plots still seeking resolution? Join Matt, Adam and Chris as they tackle the issue. Also the guys natter about comics and figures. . . because why not!

Direct download: The_Underbase_Reviews_MTMTE38.mp3
Category:MTMTE -- posted at: 5:56pm EST

The Underbase reviews: Drift: Empire of Stone issue 4

Adam, Luffy and Temple tackle Drift: Empire of Stone issue#4. With the series reaching it's conclusion, we let loose on what we thought of it.

Direct download: The_Underbase_Reviews_Drift_issue4.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:16pm EST

The Underbase reviews Angry Birds vs Transformers issue #3

With more adventures behind the scenes, and out-takes I am not brave enough to add, at present) Adam and Nicole brave Piggy Island to catch up on the growing conflict between Birds, Pigs, eggs and a chilling new sub-species!

Direct download: The_Underbase_reviews_Transformers_Angry_Birds_issue3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:40pm EST

The Underbase reviews: Transformers Vs Gi Joe issue#5

After his computer killed the original group review, join Underbase host Ad8m as he tackles TF vs Gi Joe#5, by himself, in a whirl of jump frames and Barber/Scioli insanity. This one is only 30mins, let me know if you like this unplanned shorter format!

Joe's deviantart page: http://joeteanby.deviantart.com/

Abi's deviantart page: http://abigailryder.deviantart.com/

Abi's Paetron page: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=83865

Direct download: Transformers_vs_GiJoe_issue_5_FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:01pm EST

THE UNDERBASE REVIEWS DRIFT#3

Join Luffy, Temple and host Adam as they swing through the third issue of Drift: Army of Stone. We also try to predict how this will all end. . . . most wishes involving Grit (hooray) and Hellbat (boo)

Direct download: The_Underbase_reviews_DRIFT_Issue3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:01pm EST

The UNDERBASE PODCAST reviews MTMTE #37

Join Matt, Chris and Adam as they take MTMTE#37 to task and show it who's the boss! WARNING: the crew give their theories on where this is all going. . . . and with Chris onboard, ou know he may well have it figured out!!!!!

Direct download: The_Underbase_reviews_MTMTE_37.mp3
Category:MTMTE -- posted at: 4:59pm EST

The Underbase Reviews TF #37

Back to review and Team formally known as RID wrestle with opinions of wrestling before jumping straight into issue #37! [Explicit]

Direct download: TF37.mp3
Category:Transformers (was RID) -- posted at: 6:58pm EST

The Underbase Podcast reviews. . . . Transformers: Punishment

A longer discussion/review this week, focusing on TF: Punishment, the five part digital series now released as a collected edition. Joe and Paul discuss their views, while battling some technical issues.

Memorial page for Nemmy:  http://www.never-gone.com/memorials/nemmy

Direct download: TF_Punishment.mp3
Category:discussion -- posted at: 4:41pm EST

The Underbase Reviews MTMTE #36

McFeely returns to the team as they jump right into the late review of MTMTE #36 starting 2015 off with a bang. Find out what the MTMTE team thinks of time traveling! And before we wrap up some recommendations on what to check out for 2015 in the way of comics! [Explicit]

Direct download: MTMTE36.mp3
Category:MTMTE -- posted at: 1:54am EST

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