Retro Ridoctopus

S4E1 - Ep 068: Pinball Wizardry

Pinball madness has gripped the Octo-hosts! For your pleasure, we about our favorite recently played tables!

The premier of season 4 is all about BALLS. Specifically, the chrome kind that you slap around a table. We are talking, of course, about PINBALL!

Back in November 2021, we had an absolutely AMAZING time attending PINTASTIC NEW ENGLAND, where we each got to try out dozens of pinball games! Some were great, others were not, but the experience definitely awoke a newfound love of the genre in your Octo-Hosts. And for this episode, we each picked 4 games that stuck out to us the most to spotlight for ya!

Smack dab in the middle of our picks, you'll also get some of our Retroids' favorite tables as well. And finally, Parasite Steve will take us home with the first Retro Nouveau of the season.

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S3E17 - Ep 067: Season 3 Finale / First Viewing of Classic Films

Another season is in the bag! That means we watched some classic movies for the first time ever and SO DID OUR LISTENERS!!

It's that time again, Retroids! Time to stick the proverbial fork in another season of the Retro Ridoctopus cephalo-podast.

Season 3 certainly had it's ups and downs, but we came out the other side stronger than ever! For this episode, we reminisce about the episodes that challenged us, the topics we were nervous to tackle and the guests we still can't believe agreed to come on.

Later, we do our annual thing of talking about a classic film that we FINALLY JUST watched for the first time! After giving you our picks, we have submissions from 16 listener-pals who were kind enough to join in on the fun!

Big LOVE and SHUBIBINS go to everyone who has stuck with us for so long and to all the new Retroids we picked up along the way!

See you in season 4!


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The Crow's Nest: Clash At Demonhead / Tom Guycott's Wild Ride

Another no-nostalgia play-through of an NES game that was new to us! On deck this time, it's the hilarious Clash At Demonhead!

Clash At Demonhead is a combination of words that either means something to you... or it makes you wonder if we've been eating paint chips. Either way, 8-Bit Alchemy and Parasite Steve had a great time recording this episode of the Crow's Nest! Give it a shot!


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The Brig: I Lost My Skeleton in Bronson Canyon (with filmmaker Larry Blamire)

We get to chat science and skeletons with the hilarious Larry Blamire, writer/director/star of the Lost Skeleton of Cadavra for the film's 20th anniversary!

The indie 50s-sci-fi-style-parody-masterpiece "THE LOST SKELETON OF CADAVRA" isn't just the SHOCK SENSATION OF OUR TIME... the thing also just turned 20 years young!

Writer/director/actor/playwright/artist Larry Blamire has made movies, written books, battled mutants, fingered rocks, even matched wits with a narcissistic skeleton!! But none of that is going to help him tonight, because for the next 2 hours, he's gonna be locked in THE BRIG! And you can bet your last cranberoid that we have ways of making him talk!

In addition to sharing insider scoops and anecdotes about the production of his many wonderful films, Larry spills the bees on his brand new (and live as of 11/30/21) Kickstarter campaign!

SOME BLAM-TASTIC LINKS

  • _CONTRIBUTE!_ The Kickstarter page for the brand new Lost Skeleton Lunchbox!
  • WATCH! The Blu-rays of Larry's film's are only at Hydraulic Entertainment!
  • READ! Visit Lulu to start building your own Larr-brary of Larry's keen books!
  • DISCOVER! The expansive world of Larry's steampunk epic Steam Wars!


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S3E16 - Ep 066: Party of One / Criminally Underrated Cartoons (with Tino the San Man)

With the help of our buddy Santino, we each raise the flag of a retro cartoon we dug because no one else will!

Octo-Host, 8-Bit Alchemy continues the theme he started way back in EPISODE 3 with the return of PARTY OF ONE! That episode was all about spotlighting unpopular movies that we happened to love as kids, but this time it's all about cartoons! With the help of our longtime pal, musician and future clothing mogul Santino Mancebo (AKA Tino the San Man), we spend the episode finding the positive in some very under-celebrated animated shows including Star Wars Ewoks, Mortal Kombat Defenders of the Realm, Stunt Dawgs and Mummies Alive!

Later on, Parasite Steve slides into you bookcase with the Bram Stoker award winning novel of 1996, Crota by Owl Goingback. Best of all, he has a couple of anecdotes from the author himself, which were sent especially for the podcast!


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S3E15 - Ep 065: John Carpenter / King of The Cult Classic

Escape from the mundane to experience the films of horror/science fiction master, John Carpenter!

Joining us for this episode are two fantastic guests who both happen to be huge John Carpenter fans!

Christine (AKA Mrs. Parasite) makes her podcast debut to talk about THEY LIVE, while comic book artist Derek Rook (from Rough House Publishing) returns to gush about HALLOWEEN and lots more! Stick around for a some killer facts you might not know and a guaranteed good time!


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S3E14 - Ep 064: The Nintendo 64 / Dealing with Mental Health

For our 64th episiode, we present our favorite N64 games before veering into a spontaneous but heartfelt sidebar on mental health and how it has affected one of our own.

The runtime on this one is a bit long, so buckle up!

For our 64th episode, we HAD to talk about the much loved third major Nintendo console, the N64! Your Octo-hosts present some favorite games for the system like Mario 64, Ocarina of Time, as well as a bunch of weird ones you might have missed!

Later on, we enter a sidebar about how Nintenjoe is dealing with his struggles with mental health. This part was totally unplanned but completely honest and heartfelt. It didn't fit the main discussion but we all felt it absolutely had to be left right where it was.

We also read your answers to this week's Octoponder This question before ending things with 8-Bit Alchemy's b-segment. This week, he takes a turn presenting a new game that plays like an old game for his first ever Retro Nouveau!


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• 8-Bit Alchemy (listen)
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All original heavy metal music by Enchanted Exile

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The Crow's Nest: No Sleep Till End-World / A Quest For The Dark Tower (with DJ Rick Johnson)

Two old friends discuss their experiences with and hard-won affection for Stephen King's seven book long, magnum opus.

A longish, but briskly paced chat about all seven Dark Tower books (by little known author Stephen King). Parasite Steve embarks on this epic journey with fellow King fan and Rock Jock, Rick Johnson of Portland Maine's 107.5 FRANK FM!

Note for those who have not read The Dark Tower series: Some spoilers are discussed, but we gloss over a lot and purposely avoid giving away plenty of the good stuff.


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S3E13 - Ep 063: Halloween Rewind / Costumes, Candy & Cool Stories

We kick the spooky season off with some Halloween memories on costumes, trick or treating and candy, candy candy!!!


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• Nintenjoe (subscribe)
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The Brig: Princess Leia was NOT a Hologram (with Holographer Travis Paquin)

A fascinating discussion with the talented artist behind Laserboy Holo about lasers, science fiction and all things Holographic!

In a follow up discussion about holographs and holograms, we sit down for a chat with the talented artist behind Laserboy Holo, Travis Paquin! We cover many things, including how a hologram is made, what Polaroid had to do with the medium's prevalence in the 80s and why Travis chooses to make his own holographic film! There's also some stuff about sci-fi movies thrown in for that retro flavor!

Stop by the laserboyholo shop and contact Travis for custom made holograms! He's literally one of only a handful of artists still working in the medium today!

And you can watch videos of his process here!


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Retro Ridoctopus
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• 8-Bit Alchemy (listen)
• Nintenjoe (subscribe)
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All original heavy metal music by Enchanted Exile

Retro Ridoctopus is part of the Dorkening Podcast Network, the Inebri-Art Podcast Network and is brought to you by Deadly Grounds Coffee!

This podcast is powered by Pinecast.

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