Fri, 27 April 2007
The new episodes of Lost just keep on comin' don't they? Shame we're still 9 episodes behind with our reviews. Wait...what's that? We've recorded another podcast and are now only 7 episodes behind? Huzzah!
As if John's commentary wasn't enough, we throw in our own lamentations for the dearly departed Drive, as well as deliver a crucial update on the unstoppable juggernaut that is Australia in the Cricket World Cup.
For more Lost:
The Official Lost Podcast
Planes fly over Stu's house a few times in this episode, so don't adjust your sets when you hear that low rumble...
Fri, 16 March 2007
The killer combination of illness (Stu), laziness (Stu) and dialup modem (John) means it's been over a month since a new episode was posted. But that's not to say new episodes haven't been recorded, as this second installment of John and Brandon's Lost pilot commentary amply proves. In your face Gods of Podfading!
As before, Brandon is on speakerphone for this episode so his half of the conversation, while generally intelligible, isn't as clear as John's half.
John and Brandon had seen the first few episodes of season 3 when this was recorded, but I don't think there are any major spoilers beyond the finale of season 2.
Sat, 30 December 2006
In a vain attempt to claw back some chronological order for the Lost commentaries, John is joined via speakerphone by Brandon for a chat about the first part of the episode that started it all. (That's the pilot for you Tail section types...)
Much general discussion of the nature of the show and its success ensues, along with the requisite 5 minutes of intense debate over Jack's regenerating haircut.
The audio quality of Brandon's half isn't quite as good as on the last Buffy track, who knows why, but I've done my best to balance out the volume where I can.
Fri, 15 December 2006
Having failed to set up a conference call so John, Tom and I could record a new episode, I head back to the grindstone (which is shaped oddly like a microphone...) to record another solo Lost commentary to fill the void.
As befits any last minute substitute, I go into The Glass Ballerina with no notes whatsoever and an MPEG file sans subtitles. Recipe for success? You decide...
As before, this commentary comes in two exciting varieties to maximise the chances of it synching up with the episode. You only need download the version specific to your region as the content is identical:
LOSTCasts: The Glass Ballerina
Official Lost podcast
Mon, 27 November 2006
With the new season of Lost coming to the UK much earlier than predicted, I decided to get a jump on the commentaries and record some before the DVD is even out. Foolhardy? Maybe. Courageous? Not really.
Join me as I struggle through my extensive (and hard to read) notes on the season 3 premiere, A Tale of Two Cities, in which Jack, Kate and Sawyer discover that The Others really just wanted to be their friends all along. And what better way to start a new friendship than with imprisonment, intimidation and a spot of behavioural conditioning. It gets even better next episode: they get to do some heavy lifting too!
This commentary comes in two delicious flavours to maximise the chances of it actually synching up with the episode. You only need download the version specific to your region as the content is identical:
LOSTCasts: A Tale of Two Cities - lots of interesting observations and conjecture on the episode
Screencap of the Hydra logo at Wikipedia
The forum can now be reached at the much easier to remember forum.sofadogs.com and likewise the website at www.sofadogs.com.
Thu, 26 October 2006
Take 2 of the Tom & Stu show sees us leapfrog 5 episodes (I doubt anything important happened in them...) to get to the Lost: The Tail Section season 1 recap episode, also known as The Other 48 Days.
The microphone merry-go-round continues as we employ our newest headset mic with super-duper in-built noise reduction. Still, audio is a bit on the rustly side (not least because I rustle my fair share of paper).
Lostpedia: 'car in the background' goof screen cap (judge for yourself!)
In an effort to mix up the voices you're hearing, for next week I'll be digging up 1 of 2 Buffy commentaries John and Brandon recorded some time ago . We were holding them back to be released in chronological order (they're for School Hard and Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered) but, hey, if this isn't the time to make use of spare episodes I don't know when is.
Thu, 19 October 2006
Against all odds I managed to convince my brother Tom to join me for a tour de stade of episode 1 of Lost season 2. Given that we haven't recorded a joint commentary for nearly a year, and the fact that the recording setup was different to what I usually use (which isn't that great in the first place...), the sound quality is not the greatest. Also, since I'd forgotten about 75 percent of this episode takes place in the dark, we tend to drift into general season 2 chat and therefore there are spoilers abound for the entire season.
[Scottish accent]Enjoy the show, brother.
The Official Lost Podcast
Official Lost Podcast archive at dharmasecrets.com
Lost 'Hatch' Counter-Strike Source Map (video tour)