Tintin Cigars of the Pharaoh podcast

In this issue: The Major Spoilers Crew goes outside their comfort zone and takes a look at The Adventures of Tintin. The poll of the week asks you to decide between your two favorite wisecracking robots, and plenty of reviews (including an exclusive advanced review). It’s all in this issue of the Major Spoilers Podcast!

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NEWS
Thoughts on Ghostbusters 3
LINKAGE

REVIEWS
Rodrigo
SWORDSMITH ASSASSIN #1
Written by Andrew Cosby and Michael Alan Nelson
Drawn by Ayhan Hayrula

Toshiro Ono has spent his life making the best swords that have ever been forged and selling them to the highest bidder. But when his family is killed by a blade of his own making… Toshiro will do whatever it takes to make sure none of his swords ever kill again. Andrew Cosby, creator of EUREKA, and Michael Alan Nelson, creator of HEXED, brings feudal Samurai Japan to life like no other comic has done before.

Matthew
MIGHTY AVENGERS #26
Written by DAN SLOTT
Pencils by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC

The Avengers/Fantastic Four slobberknocker continues! This one’s got it all true believers: from MR. FANTASTIC and HANK PYM’S battle of the brains to HERCULES and THE THING’S battle o’ the brawn! When it’s over, expect BIG changes for Earth’s Mightiest Heroes– including the team’s all-new headquarters and a very disturbing DARK REIGN alliance.

Stephen
Batman: Streets of Gotham #1
Written by Paul Dini and Marc Andreyko
Art by Dustin Nguyen and Derek Fridolfs and Georges Jeanty and Karl Story
Cover by Dustin Nguyen : Variant Cover by JG Jones

As a new Batman rises on the streets of Gotham City, the heroes, villains and citizens take notice. How will the police feel about this new Batman, and can he control the crime in Gotham the way the old Batman did?

MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK
This week, we’re bringing it back ot robot on robot action by asking you to decide between the two beloved robots from Mystery Science Theater 3000. It’s kind of like asking you to choose between your two favorite children, but if you had to choose only one, would you pick Tom, or Crow?

Get over to the Major Spoilers Website and vote.
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MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION
Tintin: Cigars of the Paraoh
Tintin and his dog Snowy are on a cruise ship in the Mediterranean Sea when they meet Dr Sarcophagus, an Egyptologist who owns a papyrus that he believes will lead him to the undiscovered tomb of the Pharaoh Kih-Oskh (a pun on kiosk, a newspaper stand). He invites Tintin to accompany him. Tintin also has an unpleasant encounter with Roberto Rastapopoulos, a wealthy businessman.

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Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison (closing) from the Nobody’s Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show!

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Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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6 Comments

  1. Salieri
    June 24, 2009 at 10:01 am — Reply

    Found the relevant article. Turns out it was the pituitary…and the researchers were Canadian.

    http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg18424785.300-mystery-over-tintins.html

  2. Ricco
    June 24, 2009 at 11:55 am — Reply

    @Matthew: do you have something against accountants? Because we are as geeky as anyone else you know, except we can destroy your credit record. the Brotherhood is powerfull indeed, the meetings are dull as Hell thou…

    P.S. – I’m in my mid 20s by the way.

  3. James Usher
    June 24, 2009 at 4:35 pm — Reply

    yes yes yes! MST3K podcast! i agree (under matthew’s verbally binding contract deal) to buy at least one bear shirt if you do a whole MST3K podcast, Joel or no Joel. this podcast must be at least ten minutes long and include all 3 major spoilerites. also, if i buy a shirt before the podcast happens, you are bound to produce said podcast within 3 months after the purchase. don’t try to trick me by shipping it late. love the podcasts. i’d love them more if there were more mst3k.

  4. June 24, 2009 at 4:39 pm — Reply

    Red Dawn was the first theatrically released PG-13 Movie, Ghostbusters was rated PG, as was Gremlins. Concerns over the gore and violence of both Gremlins and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom were used as rationales for the implementation of the PG-13 rating.

    • June 24, 2009 at 11:31 pm — Reply

      Red Dawn was the first theatrically released PG-13 Movie, Ghostbusters was rated PG, as was Gremlins. Concerns over the gore and violence of both Gremlins and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom were used as rationales for the implementation of the PG-13 rating.

      And knowing is HALF THE BATTLE!

  5. Turks
    June 25, 2009 at 11:11 am — Reply

    ernie was in the new dragonball movie

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