The Truth About Doctor True

In this issue: OH! Those Hulks are faaalliiiin! Eliza Dushku is unemployed, there ain’t enough lizard-eatin’ or Freddy Krueger for my tastes. The Blue And The Gold are reunited, but with more brain-eating this time! IN ADDITION: Why you shouldn’t drink things out of hundred-year-old buried bottles! PLUS: Can R2D2 assimilate the Borg? All this and more, as the little podcast that could hits 152, it’s time to listen to the MAJOR SPOILERS PODCAST… On the air now! (not valid in all 50 states… Sorry, Tennessee!)

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NEWS
Fall of the Hulks promos
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MGM on the auction block
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V takes a tumble
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Dollhouse gets the axe
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DOCTOR WHO WATERS OF MARS ADVANCED REVIEW (WARNING MAJOR SPOILERS!)

Best of 2009
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REVIEWS
Rodrigo
NOLA #1
Written by Chris Gorak, Pierluigi Cothran
Drawn by Damian Couceiro

After cheating death, Nola Thomas wakes up alone in a deserted New Orleans hospital. Bruised, broken, and badly burned, she emerges from the floodwaters of Hurricane Katrina with one thing on her mind…revenge. From Chris Gorak, the writer/director of the critically-acclaimed film, Right at Your Door!

Stephen
Booster Gold #26
Written by Dan Jurgen and Matt Sturges
Art by Dan Jurgens, Mike Norton and Norm Rapmund
Cover by Dan Jurgens and Norm Rapmund
What’s blue and gold and bloody all over? This BLACKEST NIGHT tie-in issue! Booster Gold’s worst fears are realized when Ted Kord comes back as a Black Lantern intent on killing his former best friend. Good thing there’s another Blue Beetle around to help…but will Jaime Reyes be too late to save Booster’s life?

Matthew
Batman and Robin #6
Written by Grant Morrison
Art by Philip Tan and Jonathan Glapion

Cover by Frank Quitely; Variant cover by Philip Tan
In the startling conclusion to “The Revenge of the Red Hood,” Gotham’s new “protector” reveals his identity to Batman – and surprisingly poses a heart-stopping question to Dick Grayson about the future of Bruce Wayne! Plus, Robin at the mercy of Scarlet!

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MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION: Salt Water Taffy Volume 3: The Truth About Doctor True
Brothers Jack and Benny Putnam are being dragged against their will on a boring, summer-long vacation with their family in Chowder Bay. But what promises to be a very bleak summer quickly becomes a series of exciting adventures in one of the most mysterious places on earth!

This third volume has the boys investigating a 19th century murder, a famed elixir, and an unusual ghost. As with everything else in Chowder Bay, not everything is as it appears.

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9 Comments

  1. J Michael T
    November 18, 2009 at 12:53 pm — Reply

    Hey Matthew, Stephen does a great job on those “interivews”. Leave him alone :-)

    • November 18, 2009 at 9:33 pm — Reply

      Hey Matthew, Stephen does a great job on those “interivews”. Leave him alone :-)

      I reserve the right to mock anyone whom I have known for over 20 years… It’s a universal old guy privelege.

  2. November 18, 2009 at 4:44 pm — Reply

    Rankin/Bass did the 1977 ‘Hobbit’ movie, and they also did a version of ‘Return of the King’ neither of which involved Ralph Bakshi.

    1978’s Bakshi version of ‘Lord of the Rings’ was the one completely reliant on the rotoscoping. It was originally intended as three films(then collapsed to two), but when the first was a box office bomb, part two never materialized. The Bakshi film ends after the Battle of Helm’s Deep.

    The Rankin/Bass ‘King’ film was a rushed attempt to cash in on the unfinished Bakshi project.

  3. November 19, 2009 at 5:38 pm — Reply

    @Bruce
    Dammit, you beat me to it! The geek part of my brain was screaming when I listened to that part. Matthew and Steven are very knowledgeable about comics, but there have been several bits of movie & animation trivia that they have been way off on and it drives me crazy sometimes!

    But then Matthew references Transformers or the Black Hole and I feel better again :)

    • November 19, 2009 at 9:54 pm — Reply

      Matthew and Steven are very knowledgeable about comics, but there have been several bits of movie & animation trivia that they have been way off on and it drives me crazy sometimes!

      Stephen is way off. I’m usually non-committal or halfway agreeing with things that he says. :)

      • November 19, 2009 at 10:42 pm — Reply

        Yes, Matthew hates it when people point out when he makes a mistake, so he usually pushes the blame off to those nearby. In my defense, I’ve only seen The Bakshi version once, 20 years ago, and equated the Rankin/Bass version with it as the animation style of both never sat well with me.

        And if we are off on bits of trivia, it’s because are minds are filled with important information like Charmane Star, Mika Tan, and whether we’ll make enough money this month to keep the show and site going into the new year. ;)

        • November 20, 2009 at 4:05 am — Reply

          No sweat guys. That’s what you have the Legion of Spoilerites for.

          And it’s not that you get things wrong that gets me going. Everyone makes mistakes. It’s that the uber-geek in me is compelled to correct other geeks when they make mistakes. Or like when you guys admit to not knowing something, like the name of a movie you can’t remember, and I know what it is, I want to tell you guys right then when I’m listening. It’s like, “I know that movie! It’s (blank)”. But it’s a podcast, I’m listening to it days later (hello past people!), and I can’t do anything. And then I come to the site and someone beats me to the punch :(

          I’m just still geeking over Matthew mentioning my comment about Flamingo looking like Jon Waters in episode 150.

          • November 20, 2009 at 4:41 pm — Reply

            And it’s not that you get things wrong that gets me going. Everyone makes mistakes. It’s that the uber-geek in me is compelled to correct other geeks when they make mistakes. Or like when you guys admit to not knowing something, like the name of a movie you can’t remember, and I know what it is, I want to tell you guys right then when I’m listening. It’s like, “I know that movie! It’s (blank)”. But it’s a podcast, I’m listening to it days later (hello past people!), and I can’t do anything. And then I come to the site and someone beats me to the punch :(

            Again, even *I* don’t claim perfection. There’s only so much room in the human brain for such things, and at the very least, I get it right a lot of the time.

            Yes, Matthew hates it when people point out when he makes a mistake, so he usually pushes the blame off to those nearby. In my defense, I’ve only seen The Bakshi version once, 20 years ago, and equated the Rankin/Bass version with it as the animation style of both never sat well with me.

            I’ve never seen the Rankin-Bass version, only the Bakshi version, and thus was referring only to it. But I suspect that, as with your assessment that you’ve seen ‘Marco Polo,’ your aging brain is starting to amalgamate events to offset dementia. As for pushing blame, the reason you pays me my Luthor dollars ain’t to be right, it’s to be worth readin’/listenin’ to. :D

  4. November 20, 2009 at 8:00 pm — Reply

    You guys should check out the animated Rankin/Bass Hobbit. it’s pretty decent. Good cast: John Huston as Gandalf, Orson Bean as Bilbo, Hans Conried as Thorin Oakenshield, Brother Theodore as Gollum, with Paul Frees, Don Messick, and Thurl “Tony the Tiger” Ravenscroft doing a couple goblin songs. It was my first exposure to Tolkien and LOTR when I was kid, and it still holds up pretty well IMHO. But then I’ve always loved the Rankin/Bass oeuvre.

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