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A weekly, retro-and-nostalgia-themed podcast co-hosted by brothers Colin and Dagan Moriarty. Video games, television shows, movies, books, toys, comics, and more... this podcast covers it all. New episodes post each Monday. To get every episode a week early and ad-free, as well as gain the ability to submit questions and comments to be read on the show, please consider supporting the show on Patreon: patreon.com/laststandmedia
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KnockBack: The Retro and Nostalgia Podcast Studio71

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    • 4.9 • 1.3K Ratings

A weekly, retro-and-nostalgia-themed podcast co-hosted by brothers Colin and Dagan Moriarty. Video games, television shows, movies, books, toys, comics, and more... this podcast covers it all. New episodes post each Monday. To get every episode a week early and ad-free, as well as gain the ability to submit questions and comments to be read on the show, please consider supporting the show on Patreon: patreon.com/laststandmedia
We wanna make the podcast even better, help us learn how we can: https://bit.ly/2EcYbu4 
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    #206: Childhood Vacations

    #206: Childhood Vacations

    So many of our remembrances are centered on our 'home territory' of Long Island, and the places where we would later call home, from Boston to Philadelphia to California. But what about the times we left, specifically for vacation with our family or friends? This week's episode of KnockBack is dedicated to those leisure-filled days and weeks of yore, when we had nothing to do and no expectations, but lots of funny and ridiculous stories to tell. We hope you enjoy.
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    • 1 hr 58 min
    #205: Aliens

    #205: Aliens

    Back in the late '70s, Ridley Scott and Dan O'Bannon released the seminal sci-fi horror movie Alien. It took more than half a decade to get a sequel off the ground, however, this time manned by none other than auteur James Cameron. It's with Aliens, with an S, that the quiet horror franchise-to-be became an action franchise with horror elements, and while it was a somewhat divisive move, there's no doubt that Aliens -- finally launched in 1986 -- is one of the best-regarded and most influential sci-fi and action movies ever made. So let's head back to LV-426, friends. The Xenomorphs aren't nearly done with humanity yet, and there's so much to discuss en route.
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    • 2 hr 8 min
    #204: Shovel Knight

    #204: Shovel Knight

    You may not be familiar with the concept of Shovelry, but veterans of 2014's smash-hit indie darling Shovel Knight will know all about it. Kickstarted nearly a decade ago by a new team called Yacht Club Games and launched to massive commercial and critical success, Shovel Knight is an ode to the NES era, taking liberal amounts of inspiration from the likes of DuckTales, Mega Man, Castlevania, Ninja Gaiden, Faxanadu, Zelda II, Super Mario Bros. 3, and more. Yet, it's also a adventure that can act as an excellent gateway for younger players into the days of yore. Shovel Knight is one of the greatest old-school-style romps ever crafted, full stop, and we're thrilled to talk about it on KnockBack.
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    • 2 hr 2 min
    #203: 10 Songs That Remind Us When...

    #203: 10 Songs That Remind Us When...

    We love music, and we don't focus on it enough here on KnockBack. We're endeavoring to change that, starting now. Music is tied up so intimately with nostalgia that it barely merits further explanation. Yet, for all of us, songs and time, songs and people, songs and a moment or an event, these are the connections we simply cannot escape. Here are 10 songs we love that also remind us of happiness or pain from times gone. Indeed, they may represent the only tangible connection we have to some of the topics we discuss.
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    • 1 hr 47 min
    #202: Razor (Battlestar Galactica)

    #202: Razor (Battlestar Galactica)

    In between seasons three of four of Sci-Fi's reimagined Battlestar Galactica series came a standalone movie. It's called Razor, and -- as the name suggests -- it focuses on the trials and tribulations of the Battlestar Pegasus, which we were introduced to in season two. Pegasus is commanded by an icy officer named Cain, who does whatever's necessary to survive. But Razor shows us a different side of Cain, and gives us insight into how she and her ship lived through the Cylon assault on their home colonies. We're also introduced to Cain's protégé, Kendra Shaw, who -- much like Starbuck and Adama -- acts as Cain's surrogate daughter. And so we spool up our FTL drives once more, this time to go just ever-so-slightly into the past, which will hopefully illustrate some of what's yet to come with our journey through BSG.
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    • 1 hr 20 min
    #201: The Star Wars Christmas Special

    #201: The Star Wars Christmas Special

    Back in 1978, something truly horrifying happened. Following the worldwide, blockbuster success of the original Star Wars in 1977 (which we now lovingly refer to as A New Hope), audiences waited for what was next. And while The Empire Strikes Back arrived in 1980 and set the world ablaze, there were a few stops along the way, and one of them was almost impossibly ill-advised, in hindsight. The Star Wars Christmas Special aired only one time that holiday season, and it's widely-considered to be the single worst piece of Star Wars anything, ever. (Colin contends it's arguably the worst piece of entertainment ever created.) Not even the original movie's cast and some timely guest stars could save this coke-addled variety show. It's no wonder -- apart from its Boba Fett cartoon -- that it's been completely disowned and disavowed. And yet, we couldn't help ourselves. Enjoy.
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    • 1 hr 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

Birdogg4894 ,

Really fantastic with a diverse variety of shows

Colin and Degan are two guys who do exactly what podcasters should: make you feel like you are having a fun conversation with your buddies on movies, video games, random childhood memories etc. One of the things I really love is how they cover topics for just about any interest. For example, they covered classic Disney cartoons and came at it from an interesting perspective and made it fascinating. They balance topics combined with personal stories really well. Even on the times I may not agree with their opinions, they present themselves so well that it interests me just to hear where and why their thoughts are different than mine. This is a snark free podcast that has a genuine great chemistry with a wide variety of really fun topics. Keep it up gents!

jonyro84 ,

Great show

Love listening , great chemistry , good fun . Just an all around cool show to listen to that has its own vibe , nothing else really like it but where’s mass effect 2 ?!

TheDedekam ,

Favorite Podcast

I look forward to Knockback every single week. Colin and Dagan have the best chemistry I've seen on a podcast and always make the topic at hand so engaging. I've been listening to Colin for upwards of a decade, but Dagan is genuinely a natural podcaster and the star of the show. (Stop denying it Dagan)

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