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.
Mon, 18 December 2006
The disembodied voice of Brandon Ortega joins me via speakerphone, or via my unstable psyche, I forget which. In any case, we talk about the second episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer's second season, Some Assembly Required. As we first discover during this episode, in Sunnydale, there are many different ways to bring someone back from the dead. Two students apply the classic, Frankenstein method. They're hoping to revive the promise of a once great football hero. He's been totally off his game ever since he caught a slight case of death.
Unfortunately, the guy gets greedy and demands a mate. They decide to go after Cordelia Chase and her pretty, little head to complete the jigsaw puzzle of body parts. Sounds like the perfect plan to me. She is, after all, the apex of the cheerleading pyramid. If this episode teaches you anything, it's that dead guys need love, too.
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
Sat, 2 December 2006
Finally, I have returned from my extensive hiatus. I'm back, I'm bad and I'm spreading the Buffy love....Eeeewww. Nevermind. Forget what I just said. In an attempt to bring back some semblance of order and chronology, I tackle the opener for season two, When She Was Bad. In it, Buffy returns to Sunnydale after her own little hiatus. She brings along with her a major Joan Collins 'tude. Could her new Bitca vibes be connected to the resurrecting power of The Master's remains? Yeah, sure. Why not?
Meanwhile, Willow's got something on her face (a cuteness booger, I call it) and Xander does a little Dirty Dancing with the Buffster to the sensuous sounds of Cibo Matto. Well actually, it's more like he just stands there while The Slayer grinds up against him, but honestly I'd be paralyzed from the neck down, too. :)
It feels great to back in the saddle, and by saddle, I mean of course my squeaky computer chair!