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Destroy All Podcasts DX Episode 198 - Iria: Zeiram the Animation: Pitch Black, Rampage, & Vestige


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Yall mention not a lot being said for Godzilla Raids Again/Gigantis. Well even as someone who bought the nice silver boxed multilingual version its just.. well you watch it, its pleasant enough, and then you pretty much forget about it completely afterwards.

A lot of the shows you guys have covered since the Great Pony Disaster have kind of been that. Forgettable. Heck I pretty much forgot Iria even existed till it was brought up. I remembered I hadn't seen it back in the 90s and it sounds more or less like I didn't really miss anything.

And what more really is to be said about Beast Wars by this point? It was amazing for its time, the story overall still holds up, and the season 2-3 animation/art still at least looks cool on an upscaled DVD player. It saved Transformers and can pretty much be credited/blamed for getting the 80s nostalgia boom started, albeit indirectly. People who hated then are wrong and people who hate it now are also wrong. They are fully entitled to be wrong. It is now part of only 3 Transformers shows in English that are actually GOOD (Prime and Animated being the other 2.).

I haven't seen enough of the Japan only shows yet to comment on their quality, though what little I have seen isn't encouraging.

And in my opinion I would rate many Beast Wars toys as excellent. Unlike many of the toys worshipped on this site, they were inexpensive, durable, and FUN to play with instead of being 50-200 dollar brittle hunks of junk that usually only look slightly better but OH WOW THEY HAVE SOME METAL IN THEM. Yawn.

It really was the line that showed us highly poseable transforming toys were not only possible, but should always be that way, and can still be rugged for kids to enjoy without breaking them.

(Maybe in 10 years Super Sentai will figure this out?)

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Posted by Typhus on 25 July, 2011 - 06:14
The only thing we had in the '90s

"Iria" was in heavy rotation at our college anime club (back in the mid-to-late 1990s) because it was one of the few wide-release things that we could get. Remember that this was before anyone had even thought that downloading an entire series would be possible; most people got anime either by buying it in a store (Suncoast Video, $20 for a three episodes dubbed and $30 for two episodes subbed) or by literally mailing VHS tapes to someone who'd copy fansubs onto them. So you pretty much took what you could get.

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Posted by RobotBastard on 25 July, 2011 - 11:07

Forgettable? I think Phoenix 2772 is quite memorable. I love that movie to death. It's one of my all-time favorite animated films.

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Posted by Destroy All Pod... on 26 July, 2011 - 19:30
Just make something

I have to agree with Zuey that it's cool to make fan artworks. Not everyone is good at creating characters or a world and so they may find more satisfaction in carving out their own space within someone else's creation. I personally believe that as long as you're creating something that's what's important. So many people talk about their thing, or the thing they're going to make but they never actually follow through. At least the fan creators are getting off the couch and making something. And at worst this'll give then some practice and something to put in their portfolios.

I thought one or two people in the world might find this interesting :) I scanned in a few pages from a Hobby Japan that I bought back in 1994. There are some great pics of the props from the 2nd live action movie (I think it's the second one). There's also an ad in the back. It looks like fewture sold replica props and some other stuff. I've always loved that Japanese anime/shows really goes the extra mile to design all the stuff like pistols, grenades, etc. to fit in the world they're making.

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Posted by Novacaine31 on 25 July, 2011 - 10:58
Zuey rocks

Jeremy, we love Godzilla. We just don't have much to say except, "Uh-huh. You guys are right." That doesn't make for very exciting comments, now does it?

Perhaps the problem with your last Godzilla podcast was that it didn't have Zuey there to give us her charmingly filthy appraisal of the film. And even if she didn't talk about the film itself, it would have been fun just to have her there to make jokes about boobs, butt sex, and lesbians.

The solution isn't less Godzilla. It's more Zuey.

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Posted by Mr Neil on 26 July, 2011 - 07:09

Have to admit, gotta second the Zuey love. Her taste and insight is is so bizarre and sleazy that I can't help but find it enjoyable. Jeremy, ever considered dumping something like Caligula into her lap for the podcast? Call me presumptious but that might end up being her new favourite movie with all the sexual escapades present.

if nothing else you get to see Malcolm McDowell chew more scenery with his acting than Godzilla crushing Tokyo.

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Posted by Invid Ninja on 26 July, 2011 - 10:21
One of these days...

...we're gonna watch ICZER-1.

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Posted by RobotBastard on 26 July, 2011 - 11:42
Ya knooowww...

ACTUALLY I have never seen caligula-...BUT! While I do, naturally, always enjoy a good debacherous romp of hedonistic evil, what's really more interesting to me is more subtle stuff-...Stuff like... Princesses getting hit with giant rat bombs, inappropriate gazing, or nazis mouthfeeding a girl a human eyeball (DOOMED MEGALAPOLIS: COMING SOON TO A PODCASTIO NEAR YOU). Stuff you can sink your teeth into and try to convince people is actually secretly quite sexually depraved, despite every logical arguement otherwise.

I still think we ought to podcast on it, so we can further destroy the fragile sexual identites of our hapless, dweebish male listeners. MUAHHAHHAHAAAA! HA! HA! HAAAA!

<3, Zuey.


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Posted by Zuey on 26 July, 2011 - 20:11
Yae Verily, Sir.

Good Sir!....I could not agree more! I applaud your display of good taste in your approval of my lack thereof!

I actually *was* present for the godzilla-viewing.. I was just way too freakin' tired to open my yap about it. I've been severely tired and/or sore and/or whiny lately.... And....You'd actually be surprized how excited we would be to hear "uh huh, you guys are right" over and over from our listeners.

Keep up the commenting, Mister Neil! you always make me chuckle horrifyingly.

<3, Zuey.

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Posted by Zuey on 26 July, 2011 - 19:56
Oh I Shall!

I don't care what kind of arm-twisting you have to do, get these guys to review the My Little Pony features "Rescue at Midnight Castle" and "My Little Pony The Movie".

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Posted by Mr Neil on 27 July, 2011 - 06:49

IVE BEEN TRYING. Rescue at midnight castle is probably the most hardcore my little pony feature ever. Example:


How, I ask, HOW cool is that? Toss in some singing seahorse ponies and you have a classic. I'd like to see those new my little pony nazis to deny the awesomeness that is 80's ponies. I'm a little disappoint the ponies won, though. Doesn't "good" know that "evil" is way more fun?

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Posted by Zuey on 27 July, 2011 - 16:15
Psst! Zuey!

Check your email, darn it!

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Posted by Mr Neil on 3 August, 2011 - 19:23
About no comments in Gojira movie

I like when you talk about Japanese movies, but I prefer the anime and cartoon stuff. Any way regarding Godzilla I say the first movie after I saw a bunch of the new ones and i† was quite a shock, because I used to watch these movies to get some laugh out of them, and in general I was impressed by the seriousness of it all; because of that I really appreciate your podcast about it, but making a funny review of later godzilla movies it kind of loose points because they are easy to pick upon.

Any way I love me some Kitano stuff, so keep on with it or some other newer J-moviesor if you are willing to do some J-drama I recommend shimokita glory days which you can find in the internet, is kind of love-hina or harem type but with real girls and some frontal nudity and humor which I think we all enjoy (even my gf liked it). or really give some berserk anime review or the guyver or something new, you can avoid the moe stuff, I mean there most be something new you can review besides my little pony.

Well keep on, I love the show and specially zuey (I don't know if I spelled it right, or anything on this comment, I am not a native English speaker)

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Posted by domcalmet on 27 July, 2011 - 19:56
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