All posts by Blankcast

17: Ip Man’s in This Movie!



We’ve seized control of the great big broadcast dish to send out one desperate message: our roundtable review of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story! That was probably the most important thing we could have sent.

This podcast contains adult language and spoilers for Rogue One, the rest of the Star Wars movies, Star Wars Legends stories including Darksaber, Death Star, the Han Solo Trilogy, and the Thrawn Trilogy, and the movie and graphic novel Watchmen.

No new Blankcast next week, but we’ll be back July 6 with the first half of our season finale!


16: Not an Anakin, Not Yet a Vader



When we’re not talking about Star Wars on a podcast, we’re talking about Star Wars amongst ourselves, or just thinking about Star Wars. At long last, some very nice people started making more Star Wars movies. We like to talk about those too.

This podcast contains adult language and spoilers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and every other Star Wars movie, plus lots of Star Wars Legends stories, including: Knights of the Old Republic, The Force Unleashed II, Thrawn Trilogy, The Krytos Trap, New Jedi Order (Vector Prime, Star By Star, Destiny’s Way, and The Unifying Force). There’s a minor post-VII spoiler from supplementary materials. And we also spoil Alias season 1.

No new Blankcast next week, but we’ll be back June 21.


15: First Place Horse Wrangler



The last X-Men story has hit home media – and it’s driven PK into a berserker rage! Once he’s done crawling around on all fours eatin’ folk, we’ll sit down for a lengthy discussion of Logan!

This podcast contains adult language and spoilers for Logan and the rest of the X-Men movies, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Interstellar, Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Old Man Logan, Seven Samurai, Shane, Spider-Man: Reign, The Hobbit, The Magnificent Seven, and Watchmen.

Credit for this week’s featured image goes to the late, great Michael Turner, from his variant cover for Wolverine (vol. 3) #66.


14: The Times I Got Us Wiped



This week, we’ve got a Moderately Multiplayer podcast about Massively Multiplayer games. We L’ed FG, and Andy and J joined our party to talk about our favorite (and least favorite) MMOs.

This podcast contains adult language and spoilers for Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos and World of Warcraft.


13: It’s All in the Manual



PK, Andy, and Sean slouched into stiff-backed wooden chairs around a small, unpretentious table. The table was adorned with an electronic microphone in shades of black and silver, attended by a little black cord that wended its way out of sight to where a grim laptop waited expectantly. PK cleared his throat, a faint breath of dinner on his lips, to announce the idea, an an idea that had burrowed into his mind over the course of a hundred sleepless nights. An idea that had taken root in his psyche and burned until he could keep silent no longer. An idea that would change everything.

“Today,” he said, “today, we’re here to talk about minimalist storytelling.”

This podcast contains adult language and spoilers for Cave Story, Limbo, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, WALL-E, Myst, Dark Souls, The Last of Us, Red Dead Redemption, Double Dragon Neon, Destiny, Fallout 1, 2 and 3, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Monster (the manga/anime), and Mass Effect 2 and 3.


11: Sub-Zero, Shut Up Right Now



The guys talk about their favorite fighting games – and why Sean hates every one of them.

This podcast contains adult language and spoilers for Street Fighter II, III, IV, and Alpha 3, Metal Gear Solid 2, 3, 4 and Portable Ops, X-Men: Emperor Vulcan, Super Smash Bros Brawl, Kirby’s Adventure (a.k.a. Kirby’s Nightmare), BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger, Guilty Gear, Guilty Gear X, Guilty Gear X2, Dead or Alive 4 and 5, Final Fantasy VII and Advent Children.


10: Tragic Warpasts Tied to War



Called out of retirement to stave off nuclear armageddon once again, our heroes decide to waste time talking about one of their favorite video game franchises: Metal Gear Solid. There are only 18 hours left until the deadline, so we’ll have to focus on the big questions: Can love bloom on the battlefield? Is anybody not a clone? And what’s the most delicious animal? Stop them, Blankcast – you’re the only one who can!

This podcast contains adult language and spoilers for Cowboy Bebop, Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, and Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots.


09: Thrills & Chills



The guys talk about video games based on comics other than Batman. And some things that aren’t video games. And Batman.

This podcast contains adult language and spoilers for the X-Men arcade game, Amazing Spider-Man for PlayStation, the Maximum Carnage story arc, The Death and Return of Superman, all three Sam Raimi Spider-Man movies, Batman: Arkham Asylum and Arkham City.


08: Mushrooms Are Scary



The guys hit the road to talk about Naughty Dog’s epic, brilliant The Last of Us. Can we get our guest, Andy, safely to the Fireflies’ hospital before we’re all eaten by clickers? Well, clickers hunt by sound, so it doesn’t look good.

This podcast contains adult language and spoilers for The Last of Us (including the Left Behind DLC), Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, Resident Evil 0, Portal, Alan Wake, Mass Effect 3, Pokémon Gold & Silver, Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin, Zeta Gundam (the movie version), Silent Hill 2, and The Lord of the Rings.


07: These Pretzels Suck



Special guest Andy joins the guys for a first-person-shoot the shit about the hectic, humorous, handsome Borderlands series. PK enlists Call of Duty comparisons, while Andy chucks a buzz-axe at Destiny. Plus a legendary drop-in on Path of Exile. With this many games, there ain’t no rest for the wicked.

This podcast contains adult language and spoilers for Borderlands, Borderlands 2, The Wolf Among Us, Batman: Arkham Knight, System Shock 2, Tangled, Destiny, Game of Thrones season 1, and the movie Goldeneye.

There will be no new Blankcast next week, but don’t worry. We’ll be back with a fresh episode April 6.