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S3E5 - Ep 055: Konami History (with Linda AKA The Gamergirl)

Konami, developer of classic video games like Gradius, Castlevania, Contra & Metal Gear, helped set the standards in arcades & home consoles in the 1990s!

This week, we hang out with ultra-cool Youtuber Linda (AKA The Gamergirl) to chat about the company Konami! One of our favorite video game developers, Konami has created and produced some of the most beloved and long lasting games series, like Castlevania, Contra, Gradius and Metal Gear! If you were a home gamer or arcade goer throughout the 80s and 90s, chances are you are gonna recognize a ton of the games we cover!

And don't forget to check out and subscribe to Linda AKA The Gamergirl's YouTube channel!


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The Brig: He's Got The Touch (with legendary rocker Stan Bush)

We are joined by legendary singer songwriter Stan Bush to talk Transformers & his new melodic rock masterpiece, Dare To Dream!

Melodic rock legend Stan Bush gets locked in THE BRIG for a discussion on transforming robots, guitars that shoot lasers and what it's been like to have had THE TOUCH for 35 years! Stan may be known for his soundtrack appearances, but the guy has had a full, non-stop career with 14 studio albums! His newest is 2020's DARE TO DREAM which included the single BORN TO FIGHT. A song so awesome, we actually play it in full (with full permission from Stan) on this episode!

Don't miss the video version of this interview on our new YouTube channel!

Be sure to check out Stan's website where you can purchase all of his fantastic albums! And check out the links below for his newest videos!

True Believer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4ZQcQ44-HM

Heat of Attack: https://youtu.be/IE5z4MQBXDs


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S3E4 - Ep 054: The Joy of Bob Ross

A happy little biography of legendary television artist and star of the Joy of Painting, Bob Ross!

A happy little tree here, a sleepy mountain there... For this friendly episode of the Retro Ridoctopus podcast, 8-Bit Alchemy has got his pallet loaded with some phthalo blue, alizarin crimson and liquid hwite. Using only our fan brush, we are gonna try our best to paint you a nice little portrait of TV legend, Bob Ross! We'll start with his time spent in Alaska and work our way into his public life and work of bringing joy and relaxation to generations of folks as well as various woodland creatures.

A little later on, we'll ask you to Octoponder what classic video game or movie landscape you would have loved to see Bob paint. And to round things out... Parasite Steve is gonna go ahead and step out of character to bring you some uncomfortable nature facts about 3 of the smelliest trees in the world!


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• 8-Bit Alchemy (listen)
• Nintenjoe (subscribe)
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S3E3 - Ep 053: Mechanized Fanfare / Super Giant Robots (with Justin Cooper)

Justin Cooper from GeekLife HQ joins us for a discussion on cartoons with super giant robots like Robotech, Voltron, Exo-Squad and more!

We strap ourselves into the cockpit to a deep dive into the world of giant robots on this episode of the Retro Ridoctopus cephalo-podcast! Along for the interstellar ride is our very good friend and fellow podcaster, Justin Cooper!

Stick around as we read the results of our big bloated Facebook battle MECHAPOCALYPSE and for another edition of Power To The Metal as Nintenjoe spotlights the band Hellion Prime! \,,/

Check out Justin Cooper on the following shows! Geeklife HQ Epic Tales From The Sewers The Fan-Tastic Podcast


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• 8-Bit Alchemy (listen)
• Nintenjoe (subscribe)
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The Crow's Nest: Jim Henson's The Storyteller

A forgotten gem, The Storyteller adapted a handful of early folktales and featured some truly breathtaking Muppet creatures!

When people told themselves their past with stories, explained their present with stories, foretold the future with stories, the best place by the fire was kept for... The Storyteller.

It's the first Crow's Nest of season 3 and we are talking about an under celebrated Jim Henson gem!
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• 8-Bit Alchemy (listen)
• Nintenjoe (subscribe)
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S3E2 - Ep 052: The Mighty Morphin World of Saban

Saban Entertainment was responsible for entertaining a generation of 90s kids with shows like the Power Rangers, Beetle Borgs, Video Power and so much more!

We cover the production powerhouse, Saban Entertainment, who's TV shows helped shape an entire generation of kids! Love them or not, Saban cracked the code on how to produce low cost entertainment that would strike a chord with viewers. In some cases adapting Japanese programming for a new audience and in many others creating something new! The results were admittedly varied, but anyone who grew up in the 1990s is sure to have some one or two fond memories sparked by this episode!

Later on, we'll read your answers for this week's OCTOPONDER THIS before finally giving the floor over to Boss Rush Mode for some fresh peeve petting!


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• Parasite Steve (read)
• 8-Bit Alchemy (listen)
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Episode Notes

The Brig: Wildlife Real & Imagined (with concept artist Terryl Whitlatch)

Industry leading conceptual artist Terryl Whitlatch has created creatures for Star Wars, Men in Black, Jumanji & more but for the next 2 hours, she'll be locked in THE BRIG!!

On this very special episode THE BRIG, we interview legendary conceptual artist Terryl Whitlatch!

The talented lady responsible for some of the most science forward creature design in the film industry! Terryl discusses her early career, her books, working on films like #StarWars:The Phantom Menace, Brother Bear & #Jumanji, what it was like reporting to #GeorgeLucas every Friday and even what she thinks about creature-rich properties she didn't work on like #Avatar and #MonsterHunter!

Oh and, Retroids... if you asked Terryl a question, you are absolutely going to wanna stick around to the end!

Snag your copy of Terryl's newly re-released illustrated epic "The Katurran Odyssey" and browse her catalog for more creatures (both real and imagined).

And don't miss Terryl Whitlatch on Artstation!


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• Boss Rush Mode (watch)
• Parasite Steve (read)
• 8-Bit Alchemy (listen)
• Nintenjoe (subscribe)
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Listen to their sophomore album "Bloodwork Scriptorium" right now!



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S3E1 - Ep 051: Jim Henson / Master of Muppets

A portrait rendered in imagination and felt. The legendary works of the Muppet Man, Jim Henson.

It's time to get things started! It's time to light the lights! It's... the season 3 premier of the Retro Ridoctopus cephalopodcast! Uh... TONIGHT!

From his early days peddling Wilkins Coffee, onto a Street called Sesame, Fraggle Rock, the mystical world of Thra and into the very heart of a Labyrinth, we render a portrait of the life and career of a true artistic genius. The one and only, Jim Henson!

Later Parasite Steve spotlights Woman of the Woods by Milton J. Davis for another Bookshelf of the Damned!


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Retro Ridoctopus
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• Boss Rush Mode (watch)
• Parasite Steve (read)
• 8-Bit Alchemy (listen)
• Nintenjoe (subscribe)
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All original heavy metal music by Enchanted Exile.
Listen to their sophomore album "Bloodwork Scriptorium" right now!



The Brig: High Quality Bird Puns (with author Nicole Givens Kurtz)

Author Nicole Givens Kurtz stops by to chat about her newest fantasy book "A Theft Most Fowl" and also Star Trek!

Pre-buy "A Theft Most Fowl: A Kingdom of Aves Mystery" on Amazon, right now!

Follow author Nicole Givens Kurtz on social media! Facebook & Twitter: @nicolegkurtz 

And don't forget to visit her publishing company Mocha Memoirs Press and her author site!


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Retro Ridoctopus
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• Boss Rush Mode (watch)
• Parasite Steve (read)
• 8-Bit Alchemy (listen)
• Nintenjoe (subscribe)
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All original heavy metal music by Enchanted Exile.
Listen to their sophomore album "Bloodwork Scriptorium" right now!



S2E25 - Ep 050: Season 2 Finale / First Viewing of Classic Films

Hear unfiltered opinions on classic films that we (and our many special guests) watched for the very first time!

Our big, season 2 finale is one for and by the Retroids, as we share our memories and play voice mails sent to us by our amazing listeners and #podcastingfam! What's more, we got Andy Doyle and Ian Wallace from Epic Airways and Amalga-Mania joining us live--all to spotlight some classic films we've just seen for the first time!
So hunker up, buckle down and grab yourself a suction-cuppincake because this episode is 2.5 hours of unmissable retro fun!
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