It seems that everyone enjoyed our Major Spoilers Fifth Anniversary series of podcasts so much, that we’ve decided to spin out a new podcast for you to enjoy.

Announcing Top Five

Top Five is a show where the hosts categorize, rank, compare, and stratify everything… from cars to gadgets to people and movies. From stuff that is hot, and things that are not nearly as interesting – it’s Top Five.

Now for the 411:

  • Top Five is not a weekly show. The show will be released every other week beginning Monday August 08, 2011.
  • Your hosts Stephen, Matthew, and Rodrigo kick things off, and will be joined by other guests in future episodes.
  • The show will appear on the Major Spoilers website as a direct download.
  • You can subscribe to the RSS feed here.
  • You can subscribe via iTunes here.
  • If you want to know what you can expect from Top Five, take a listen to This Podcast, and This One, and This One… OH! And This One.

Thanks so much for your positive feedback, as it does give us an idea of new projects to take on.



About Author

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. You can follow him on Twitter @MajorSpoilers and tell him your darkest secrets...


  1. Yaaaay!

    This is a nice little addition to the podcast lineup. Now we just need the Matthew Word Association Podcast.


  2. Nice, but when will you guys find time to record this? Between Critical Hit and the 2 other podcasts there most be very little time left for another recording and you guys have lives too.

  3. I already added the RSS feed to my Droid, and am excited! I loved the fifth anniversary ones, and hope you’ll be able to keep up the topics to make this as long running as the other podcasts!

    Where should we send requests for Top Five topics? The standard ?

  4. How about:

    Top 5 favorite bands (and/or albums) of all time

    Top 5 favorite snack foods (during D&D and such)

    Top 5 most beautiful actresses/celebrities

    Top 5 favorite commercials/product slogans

    Top 5 movie franchises that had better NEVER get a reboot

    Top 5 fads you participated in

    Looking forward to this! It won’t be long, and you folks will have monopoly over everything that goes into my ear holes while I sit in lab and do research/write my dissertation. Incidentally, I’m fine with that!

  5. First, I lilke the new podcast. Great category to begin and open for debate. I happen to go back to the day of more hand to hand combat from the early 70s. In the U.S. we were exposed to martial arts by Bruce Lee playing Kato in the Green Hornet. As a result most of us rememer Enter the Dragon, which was not not the first Bruce Lee film released in the U.S. This honor goes to Fist of Fury (The Big Boss)and Chinese Connection (Fist of Fury), which were mis-titled in the U.S. release. Bruce is in a special category as he was a pioneer.

    My list in reverse order:
    5. King Boxer (5 Fingers of Death) – the first martial arts film I ever saw in the theatre (as a result gets on the list), pre-dates the releae of Bruce Lee films. As children we immediately began to try to make our hands stronger. Currently in release on DVD and the picture quality is great.

    4. Lone Wolf and Cub – 500 piece of gold will be his sword, but nothing can buy his honor. Great series of six films available in a box set. great production for its time.

    3. Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman – Katsu Shintaro stars in series of great samurai action. In one film he meet the One-Armed Swordman (Yu Wang aka Jimmy Wang Yu) & in anther he meets Yojimbo (Mifune Toshiro).

    2. Ip Man 1 & 2 – great historical film with great hand to hand action

    1. Fearless – Jet Li’s best film (IMO) To me the best martial arts films are set in era’s which pre-date the gun (or set when guns were not as prevalent).

    Honorable Mention; 7 Grand Masters, 5 Deadly Venoms, 36th Chamber of Shaolin, Street Fighter (Sonny Chiba)

  6. Great picks for the first show, and I can’t wait for more!

    I’m sure you don’t want to hear it… But I was kind of surprised that Big Trouble wasn’t in any of you guys’ top 5. Gotta agree with Rodrigo’s choice of Sock Baby, though. Just YouTubed it… Utterly ridicu-awesome!

  7. Here are a few options for future Top 5’s:

    Top 5 favorite muppets of all time?

    (Similarly) Top 5 favorite uses of puppetry in a movie?

    Top 5 examples of physical effects (not CGI) in a movie or tv show?

    Top 5 Bad-Ass moments in a movie? Moments that show how truly bad-ass a character is.

    Top 5 Alien movies?

    Top 5 scariest movies (to you) of all time?

    Top 5 Justified Moments of Righteous Indignation!?

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