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Take a deep dive with us! Explore some of your favorite movie, TV, and Videogame properties from perspectives less traveled. Chelsea, Mark, and Joe tackle the 80's, 90's, and 00's to bring focus back to the properties that made us before they're forgotten too soon.

Digital Dissection: A Nerd Podcast DigitalDissect1

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 24 Ratings

Take a deep dive with us! Explore some of your favorite movie, TV, and Videogame properties from perspectives less traveled. Chelsea, Mark, and Joe tackle the 80's, 90's, and 00's to bring focus back to the properties that made us before they're forgotten too soon.

    The Way of the Gundam

    The Way of the Gundam

    By the time of the late 1970's Japan's airwaves were flooded with giant robots.  Every week a new adversary would appear for their super-powered hero robot to smash and save the day.  However, as the animation genre itself was changing from TV Manga to Anime, giant robots also needed to change into something more meaningful and Yoshiyuki Tomino had an idea how to do it.

    Welcome to season 1 episode 34 of Digital Dissection: A Nerd Podcast! Today Joe and Mark give you a crash course on the making of Mobilesuit Gundam and the plot of the original series.  This week's topic is also at the request of twitter follower "GeoFire" after winning our contest on twitter...a little while ago.  Be sure to like, comment, subscribe, and review as we bring you more content each week!

    Timestamps

    [7:00] Humble Origins of Mecha 

    [8:30] Sunrise & The Yamato

    [10:58] TV Manga & The Origin of Anime

    [13:45] 1978 & The Age of the Giant Robot

    [17:30] Space, Battle Group, Gun Boy

    [22:15] Rationalization of Mechsuits & Themes

    [25:10] An Amuro Ray of Sunshine

    [32:30] Designing the Mobilesuit

    [36:10] The One Year War

    [42:50] The Red Baron of Gundam

    [46:02] Silence for 30 Minutes

    [48:00] 80 Shades of Gray & Humanity's Future

    [53:10] The Ratings Fall (& Rise Again)

    [56:20] A Magazine to Remember

    [1:05:20] The Real Feel of Gundam

    [1:14:05] Shoutouts From the Twitterverse

    Shoutouts:
    PlayComics: https://twitter.com/playcomicscast
    Intergalactic Boombox: https://twitter.com/boomboxpod
    Stephanie Phillips: https://twitter.com/Steph_Smash
    https://www.stephaniecomics.com/
    Ben Heck: https://twitter.com/benheck
    https://www.youtube.com/c/BenHeckHacks

    Music Credits:
    "Pixel Peeker Polka (Faster)"
    Written and Performed by Kevin MacLeod

    "Our Young Guts"
    Written and Performed by Andy G. Cohen



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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Gundam Wing

    Gundam Wing

    Welcome to listener's choice week! Some time ago, in the world of Twitter, a winner chose a topic for the three of us to discuss! However, like any good RPG, we may have gotten caught up in a few side quests...
    We are finally giving @Geofire the week he requested, oh so long ago, with Gundam week! Today we focus on Gundam Wing, which was the first exposure most people in the US had to the franchise.   
    Be sure to join us Wednesday for more on the original Mobile Suit Gundam!
    Fact Check! Gundam Wing premiered in 1995, not 1997. The OVA Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz premiered in 1997. My bad. -Joe
    Music Credits:
    "Pixel Peeker Polka (Faster)"
    Written and Performed by Kevin MacLeod 

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    • 36 min
    A Voice That Can Pierce The Heavens feat. Kyle Hebert

    A Voice That Can Pierce The Heavens feat. Kyle Hebert

    From a young age, Kyle Hebert was fascinated with cartoons and anime; but his love for them was more than just their animation and sweet Saturday morning storylines.  Kyle developed a deep appreciation for the men and women whose voices brought his favorite characters to life.

    Today on season 1 episode 33 of Digital Dissection: A Nerd Podcast, esteemed voice actor Kyle Hebert from shows such as Dragonball Z/Kai/Super, My Hero Academia, Naruto, Gurren Lagann, Pokemon Journeys/Origin, Seven Deadly Sins, and many many more...sits down with us to talk about how he realized his dream. He also answers your fan questions throughout! 

    Timestamps:

    [2:23] Capturing the Face & Losing the Goatee

    [3:40] The Dreams of a Voice Actor & Sticking To Your Guns

    [7:24] From Louisiana baby to Texas Drummer

    [9:00] Anime & Splicing Together Several Shows

    [12:50] A Wild Professor Oak & Darmanitan Appears!

    [15:02] Pretending to be a DJ to Radio Disney

    [19:50] Steve Blum, Jonathan Klein, and Street Fighter

    [24:35] Fan Question #1: What Voice Would You Do An Entire Interview In?

    [27:00] Dragonball Cell Saga, Various Voices, Teen Gohan, and the Narrator

    [34:50] The Presence of a Voice Actor & Physical Expression

    [37:15] Chinese Cough Syrup: The Voice Actor's Toolbox

    [39:00] Adult Gohan & Learning his Purpose

    [43:55] Fan Question #2: Where Would you like to see Gohan Go After ToC?

    [45:05] Fan Question #3: What Else would you like to do within the Entertainment Industry?

    [48:27] The Intergalactic Boombox & Podcasting 2.0

    [54:37] A Wild J. Jonah Jameson Appears!

    [58:31] The Goodpods Connection, Networking, and Podcasting Futures

    [1:01:10] Fan Question #4: Your Voice Acting Goals & What They Mean to You?

    [1:04:30] What Kyle Hebert Has Going On

    [1:07:00] A Farewell from Kamina

    [1:08:40] Gundam Fan Request Episode & Joe Deleted our Outro

    Kyle's Links:
    Twitter (Intergalactic Boombox): https://twitter.com/boomboxpod/
    Twitter (Kyle Hebert): https://twitter.com/kylehebert/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kylehebert/
    Kyle's Personal Page: https://www.kylehebert.com/

    Music Credits:
    "Pixel Peeker Polka (Faster)"
    Written and Performed by Kevin MacLeod

    "Our Young Guts"
    Written and Performed by Andy G. Cohen   


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    • 1 hr 11 min
    An Ode to Voice Acting

    An Ode to Voice Acting

    Throughout our childhood an into our adult lives, we here at Digital Dissection love us some good cartoons, anime, and video games.  Something that always makes the characters of these mediums stand out are the men and women who provide their vocal talent to bring those characters to life.  

    On today's Side Stitches, we talk about some of our favorite voice actors in preparation for this week's interview with the incredibly talented Kyle Hebert.

    We may do a little voice acting today ourselves, albeit very awkwardly... but acting none the less!



    Music Credits:

    "Pixel Peeker Polka (Faster)"

    Written and Performed by Kevin MacLeod

       


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    • 35 min
    Ghostbusters 101

    Ghostbusters 101

    So...we may have already done an episode or two about Ghostbusters but hear us out! In Episode 1 we talked why Ghostbusters was a brilliant film when analyzing all its individual elements -- this time the dive is far, far deeper.

    Welcome to Season 1, episode 32 of Digital Dissection: A Nerd Podcast! Today Joe and Mark discuss the often over looked lore that the original 1984 Ghostbusters movie, the 1989 sequel, as well as the 2009 video game expand on.  So login to the Occult Reference net, dust off your Tobin's Spirit Guide, find your edition of "Who's Who and What's What" and follow along with today's episode! It's the perfect companion to brushing up on Ghostbusters knowledge just in time for Ghostbusters: Afterlife.



    Timestamps: 

    [5:11] SPOILER WARNING 

    [7:15] Real Influences of GB's Mythos 

    [10:15] Gozer's Rules & A History of Violence 

    [20:30] Zuul is Real? 

    [22:00] Ivo Shandor: The Baddest Baddie who never... appeared 

    [30:15] The Summation of Gozer [33:18] Ghostbusters 2 & The Emotional States Experiment 

    [35:00] Vigo The Carpathian... Not a Saxophone Player 

    [45:17] 1991 & The Cult of Gozer 

    [50:30] Slime & Its Many Uses 

    [56:00] Afterlife & How Ivo Shandor Impacts Oklahoma  

    [1:02:15] Egon's Been Busy & Shandor Speculation  

    [1:06:15] The Third Terror Dog 

    [1:12:00] Promises of Negative Energy 

    [1:15:35] Twitter-verse Shoutouts



    Music Credits:

    "Pixel Peeker Polka (Faster)"

    Written and Performed by Kevin MacLeod

    "Our Young Guts"

    Written and Performed by Andy G. Cohen


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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Dial "G" For Ghostbusters

    Dial "G" For Ghostbusters

    It's Saturday morning in the late 80's, you've just poured yourself a bowl of cereal, and now it's time to sit down an enjoy your favorite cartoon.  For at least two of us here at Digital Dissection that cartoon followed four dudes in New York City that weren't afraid to throw down with any problem poltergeist. 

    On today's Side Stitches, Joe and Mark talk about The Real Ghostbusters! They touch on the episodes that creeped them out so much they watched them on repeat, as well as how this little cartoon expanded on the rich story that the 1984 movie began. 

    No gorillas were used in the recording of today's episode. 





    Music Credits:

    "Pixel Peeker Polka (Faster)"

    Written and Performed by Kevin MacLeod

      


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    • 30 min

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