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Join Sneaky Dragon and Compleatly Beatles hosts Ian Boothby and David Dedrick as they affectionately and humorously examine and celebrate Tintin and the work of Hergé one book at a time.

Totally Tintin Ian Boothby and David Dedrick

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    • 4.4 • 9 Ratings

Join Sneaky Dragon and Compleatly Beatles hosts Ian Boothby and David Dedrick as they affectionately and humorously examine and celebrate Tintin and the work of Hergé one book at a time.

    Tintin and the End

    Tintin and the End

    This week on Totally Tintin, the final episode of the series: Ian and Dave answer your questions, give us their final thoughts and give out some well-earned thanks. And let us just say here: thanks to all of you who have listened to the show and who have added their thoughts and comments (here and on Facebook) throughout the run. Ian and Dave have really appreciated all your help and enthusiasm for this great comics series.

    So, thank you for listening and keep a little bit of Tintin in your hearts – but also a little bit of Haddock. Blue blistering barnacles, we thank you all!

    Tintin at the Movies

    Tintin at the Movies

    This week on Totally Tintin, David and Ian postpone the inevitable and take a look at Tintin in the movies. Some are pretty good and some are pretty bad and some are TERRIBLE. Want to know which? Well, give us a listen.

    If you’re curious and you’d like to check out some of the movies that Ian and Dave talked about on the show, here are a few YouTube links:

    Here is a short video looking at one of Hergé’s film fixés, Tintin in America:



    And here is the stop-motion animated version of The Crab with the Golden Claws from 1947. It’s completely in French, of course, but don’t worry, it has Spanish subtitles!



    If you can stand it, here is Belvision’s murder of The Black Island:



    The complete version of Tintin and the Mystery of the Golden Fleece – well worth a look:



    The complete version of Tintin and the Blue Oranges – best to watch this while doing something else – like the dishes or watching a different movie:



    This is a clip from the promotional film for the SGM that Dave mentioned during the show – the first appearance by Tintin without his famous plus fours.



    Here is the best version of Tintin and the Temple of the Sun I could find – if you have a better link, let me know and I’ll substitute it for this one!



    Tintin – The Temple of the Sun from Kuifje on Vimeo.

    Here is the execrable Tintin and the Lake of Sharks – the film that features no sharks or any sort of entertainment, for that matter:



    And finally, let’s end with Nelvana’s version of The Black Island – we can compare it with the Belvision massacre:



    Actually, let’s not end there – this seems crazy to me, but the entire version of Stephen Spielberg’s The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn is on YouTube so I’ll embed while the link is still alive. Enjoy!



    We didn’t mention it on the show, but what a brilliant credit sequence!

    Tintin and Alph-Art

    Tintin and Alph-Art

     



    This week on Totally Tintin we’re getting near the end as we take a look at Herge’s final, incomplete Tintin story, Tintin and Alph-Art. Ian and Dave have some fun with the book before getting down to business, but we know you’ll forgive their high spirits and hope you’ll enjoy this week’s unusual presentation.

    Next week, Ian and Dave will take a look at the history of Tintin in the movies.

    Don’t forget that we’re looking for some questions for our final episode. If there is anything you’d like Ian and Dave to discuss in greater detail or anything they may have left out, please leave a comment below!

    Tintin and the Picaros

    Tintin and the Picaros

    This week on Totally Tintin, it’s a revolution with involuntary abstinence and terrible trousers as Ian and David take a very long look at Tintin and the Picaros. Will they enjoy the last, finished Tintin book?

    As we head into our last shows, Ian and Dave would like to hear if you have any questions or anything you’d like them to talk about on the final show of Totally Tintin. You can post questions or comments below!

    Flight 714

    Flight 714

    This week on Totally Tintin, Ian and Dave discuss Flight 714 (to Sydney) – the Tintin book where things go coo-coo bananas: ESP, aliens and pink cowboy shirts??? Dave has some real objections to this book. Listen and find out why.

    The Castafiore Emerald

    The Castafiore Emerald

    This week on Totally Tintin, Ian and Dave are stuck at home…just like Tintin. That’s right! We’re looking at The Castafiore Emerald! A broken step, a noisy owl, a stolen emerald…er, that’ it…

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

The Singing Bone ,

If you like Tintin, you owe it to yourself to listen to this podcast

I grew up with Tintin, I love Tintin, and I love this podcast. David brings a lot of great information to each of the books and it’s great to hear Ian’s side of things as he reads through all of the books for the first time. I love to hear them debate through some of the passages of each book, and whether I agree with everything or not, my understanding of each story is richer because of listening to this podcast. Really great!

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