Thursday, June 26, 2014

The CVG Podcast and Rhythm & Blues Revue - Episode #009: What Is And What Should Never Be!

My poor head...

Episode Nine of The Chippewa Valley Geek Podcast and Rhythm & Blues Revue is complete and can be found here or on iTunes and Stitcher.

It's the start of Season Two, and you're getting a veritable cannonade about canon in this episode!

0:00:00  Intros
0:02:06  The Up Front: On race and re-casting canon
0:12:25  The Interview:  Tom Foss of The Fortress of Soliloquy explains the point of canon, lets us know where it goes horribly wrong, and takes on the Geek-del Test!
0:56:12  Payin' some bills

1:01:26  The Roundtable:  Wherein Donny and Mike heap their scorn on canon, then decide they're kind of OK with it after all, and then go and choose the wrong cannon!
1:45:31  The Community Calendar

1:50:44  Outro & Credits
1:52:05  Bonus Track:    Sagan the Blues!

Sweet Monkey Jesus, do we have some Show Notes and Links this time!

Make sure to complete The Chippewa Valley Geek 2014 Reader & Listener Poll

Felicia Day's "high school essay" on race and casting

Don't get these guys mixed up...

Doctor Who and The Talons of Weng-Chiang!

Dungeons and Dragons: The Movie - Oh the humanity...

The Hitchhiker's Guide movie  (Now is a good time to panic.)

Hey kids, it's Kate Mara!

House of Cards
Kevin Spacey and the worst Cockney accent ever...

Shira Brie came first.

Jupiter's Legacy! by Mark Millar and Frank Quitely (It gets brutal...)

The Return of Donna Troy! by Phil Jemenez

Daredevil! by Mark Waid

Wolverine & The X-Men! by Jason Aaron

If you liked the first 150 pages of the Silmarillion, you'll love DC's 52, by Johns / Morrison / Waid / Rucka.

Spider-Man: One More Day

Spider-Man: Brand New Day

The New 52

Grant Morrison is a genius, pure and simple.

Check out his amazing interviews w/ Kev Smith on Fatman on Batman here, here and here!

Adventures of Superman

Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight

All-New X-Men! by Brian Michael Bendis

Amazing Fantasy # 15! by Lee / Ditko

The Death of Superman! by Dan Jurgens and a bunch of people

Tom Foss's Walking with Superman blog project.  It's pretty farking clever.

The 8th Doctor Audio Adventures

The Night of the Doctor: Mini Episode featuring #8

Garth Ennis' The Punisher

Star Trek: Into Darkness  - frickin' kids these days...

It's  A Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman: The Superman Musical

Jaime Reyes and the Blue Beetle

Wally West

Daredevil <-- Find a decent Kingpin here...

Miles Morales and Ultimate Spider-Man

Superman: Birthright!  by Mark Waid

All-Star Superman!  by Grant Morrison

Superman: Red Son!  by Mark Millar

Supergirl: The Director's Cut

Tom Foss is at  The Fortress of Soliloquy and on Twitter at @dowding_tom.  I think.


Cannon: Season One w/ William Conrad

Cannon by Wally Wood

Rock me baby like a Wagon Wheel...

A few words from the Furyondy Chamber of Commerce.


Wolfgang Baur is here.  (He didn't really do any of the stuff I said he did.  He's a nice guy.  Really.)

Memorize the Wookiiepedia and learn about Billy Bob!

You should read some Patrick O'Brian!

Master & Commander

Because she's there...

Atomic Robo

Rat Queens:  Sass and Sorcery

Back to the Future

Donny's Horror Reboots:

A Nightmare on Elm Street
Friday the 13th 
Fright Night
Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Salem's Lot

The Star Wars RPG Mike meant.

Don't forget the Forgotten Realms!

Ed Greenwood!

The One Ring!

Traveller, baby!

Mutants and Masterminds!

Call of Cthulhu - Core Book

Mecatol Rex from afar and up close and personal

Captain Kirk's Cannon!

Captain Kirk's Cannon, Recreated!

Pachabel's Canon

Dyan Cannon, 1978...

Hint: the correct answer is -not- to always own a cannon

Rollie Fingers

The origin story of Monster Mike
(Someone is owed some life story rights I think...)

Teen Wolf

The Geek's main Amazon link!

Remember you can get your own copies of the bonus tracks out at Bandcamp!

Sorry, no Monthly Marathon this time out.  I'm playing binge-watch-catch-up on a few series right now and will need any bonus free time to start work on the next few eps of the podcast.  Feel free to view amongst yourselves.

PC Stinger:  Quelidan the Magnificent
This month's stinger is by an Eladrin Wizard contributed by our special guest Mr. Tom Foss.  Check out his character sheet here...

The backing sound effects used in this episode included:

-  "Moroccan Guimbri Lute", obtained via via a Creative Commons 0 license.  The original file can be found here.

It's no "Heaven and Hell", but nevertheless, special thanks for helping to inspire this episode's bonus track go out to Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan, and Neil deGrasse Tyson.

"Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were, but without it we go nowhere." - Carl Sagan


  1. I haven't heard it brought up in the episode yet, (I have only listened through the interview segment so far,) but be honest: The Cannon TV series only came up with a google search, right? It sounds like a lost wonder of early 70's TV.

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