Sunday, July 12, 2009

Episode 124 - "Feeling no pain..."

PCX reviews Iron Man V1 #182

117 Comments:

OpenID pyrothemaniac said...

For the Hell of it, I decided to convert centigrade to farenheit to give you and idea of what it's like in Australia.
So today it was cold as it's ever going to get at 45.
Normally it's around 63 during winter.

Summer is between 86 and 106.
That's sounds so weird.

I'll go listen to this podcast now. Sounds like a solo one, what have I told you about that?

July 12, 2009 10:37 PM  
OpenID pyrothemaniac said...

Bow tie? What about James Bond?

July 13, 2009 1:22 AM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

Yeah, what's wrong with TCM? I would think this is a perfect episode to have Tim on to slam him on his Ironman love.

If Tony was truly a genius he would make a perpetual alcohol making machine, and install it in his Ironman suit.

I seen female grave diggers, usually they are hefty gals. I always wonder if they are Wiccans or necrophiliacs or Wiccan necrophiliacs.

I remember at the time of Secret War feeling gipped cause I wanted to see an alcoholic Ironman on Battleworld. They should atleast had done a What If? about it.

Hey, Les Nessman is not gay.

By the way, where has everyone gone? Like Satanic muffins, Larsonce, Kafraco, Charles, Kid Mission, Crown Vic, Wildcard9, Eclipsesplice and everyone else who once commented? It's like they grew up and had a family to take care of.

July 13, 2009 8:14 AM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

Tucker Carlson, gay in denial.

July 13, 2009 8:22 AM  
Blogger T Mafia said...

Courtney,

I envy your weather. Especially since it's gonna hit at least the 90s here this week.

As far as the "solo" thing, considering the technical problems I've been enduring (and thus being unable the past few weeks to record or even work on any episodes), it's just fortunate I already had this one ready to go!

Okay, Bond can pull off a bow tie. But he's the exception.

Xantes,

I believe Tim's Iron Man love is about as genuine as his Bea Arthur lust.

It's true that Stark would've just built a still into his armor...if he was actually as smart as he wants everyone to think he is...

Wiccan gravediggers aren't necrophiles - they're just butch lesbos, and hence have freakishly mannish upper body strength.

As for where any of those old listeners may have gone, they probably all died off waiting for the next Starhawk episode...!

July 13, 2009 8:40 AM  
OpenID pyrothemaniac said...

It is getting a little lonlier in these comment sections. Where did everybody go? And how come we have so many subscibers but so few commenters?

I want to make a comic about PCX, but then I realised that I had no idea what anyone looks like.

July 13, 2009 8:42 AM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

Yeah you do, use their avatars.

But they can be butch lesbian Wiccan necrophiliac gravediggers. Wonder if they post videos?

Thoom seems a little funny sometimes, that's why I think he's hiding his love for old white women behind a facade of black indignation.

Weren't there 80 followers a few weeks ago? Hope it's not some sort of Japanese pop culture curse disappearing bloggers who don't comment.

July 13, 2009 10:42 AM  
Blogger MCTREKKIE said...

Subscribers?

It varies from the mid 50's to the low 80's. It's done that since the beginning.

Podcasts can also be measured by actual downloads.

This is still a rarefied art form, not a science.

As far as what we all look like-

I can only speak for the "Classic" Hosts

I look like Tony Stark

T Mafia looks like Norman Osborn

And Starhawk looks like Pepper Potts or Rhodey (depending on the day/mood)

As far as variety of/in (and frequency of) comments- that's why I'm in favor of T Mafia and his variety of co-hosts. Keeps a wide audience coming back for more.

Don't forget about the Directors cut of Watchmen. More Nixon (my hero)!

Speaking of Pepper Potts- What the hell?- Stark kisses her NOW that she's got a power suit? - About the same time as Hank Pym kisses Jacosta?

Is this some sort of thing where no one trusts a flesh and blood Marvel chick anymore?

Given the Skrull-ish and Bitch-ish and Wanda-ish behavior of the women of the Marvel Universe lately, I'm beginning to understand the appeal.

p.s.

Courtney, do you have a power suit?

July 13, 2009 12:52 PM  
Blogger T Mafia said...

Acually, the "subscribers" number has been as low as 49 and as high as 94. Both extremes, interestingly enough, hit during Timmy THOOM! episodes.

But more importantly, I look nothing like Norman Osborn. In fact, with the freaky hair they give him, no real human being does. Although I clearly do play the Norman role where PCX is concerned. Which makes all you guys my personal Thunderbolts/New Avengers, you know (with Courtney as Moonstone/Ms. Marvel, since our Australian friend is pretty much okay with being evil...)

And you only wish you looked anything remotely like Stark because of your (and Tim's) mania about trying to convince the rest of us the dude's actually some kind of hero to be admired and looked up to as opposed to the mere drunken super-villain he actually is (in fact, I'll cite both this episode and his current series that you're apparently still inexplicably reading as proof positive on that one.)

I admit that Starhawk, on the other hand, does look exactly like Pepper Potts (and if that doesn't prompt him to comment for once...)

July 13, 2009 7:37 PM  
Blogger MCTREKKIE said...

My bad on the subscribers. I don't pay attention daily-

Although given his (correct) interest in (and appreciation of) the amazing and invariable Tony Stark- it's no wonder Thoom!'s 'casts garnered the big subscriber numbers.

After all, Stark is only slightly less cool than Batman.


Ps I want an moniker with an exclaimation point. That's just too cool.


Perhaps I'll rename myself ZORRO!

Nah. T Mafia would just change that to Hamburgler! or some shit.

And pps
T Mafia- become one with your Inner Osborne. He's the Gul Dukat of the Marvel Universe.

July 13, 2009 7:50 PM  
OpenID pyrothemaniac said...

I would have made you look like Bones, Trekkie. TC could be Kirk. But now you mention it, Norman Osborn suits him rather well.

Personally, I don't care if Tony is good or bad. All I know is that he's really hot.

July 14, 2009 12:56 AM  
Blogger MCTREKKIE said...

Me as McCoy and TMafia as Kirk? You have no idea how ironic that is!

When he reads this tomorrow, TMafia will have a seizure, die, roll over in his grave then resurrect as the Marvel Zombie of Norman Osborn and kill us all in a blind rage.

He likes you, so he'll eat your brain last.

Yours truly,

MC "Bones" Trekkie.

Ps- Movie Stark or Comic Stark?

Any comic Stark is fine- unless that Quietly fellow gets hold of him. Tony Stark can do quite fine without the double chin(s) and all those pus bearing/pre cancerous growths that give Quitely's characters so much "character".

Seems to me if you have superpowers your body probably has conquered acne and psoriasis.

July 14, 2009 1:27 AM  
OpenID pyrothemaniac said...

I laughed too hard at that. I know he hates Shatner.

Robert Downey Jr has to be one of the sexiest men that ever walked the Earth. Tony Stark looks good in most of his comic appearances, depends on the artist really.

I'm currently making my Star Trek badge/emblem. Don't know if I should be command or science. Mostly because I haven't decided if I'm making a blue or red uniform.

Also, I found an MC Trekkie on Skype. No idea if it's you or not.

July 14, 2009 2:23 AM  
OpenID pyrothemaniac said...

Face is Trenchcoat, Superman does suck:
http://io9.com/5311382/is-superman-really-damaged-goods?skyline=true&s=x

Not even the people who have the rights to him see any reason to keep him around. Nobody likes a boy scout in this day and age. That's why Marvel was wise to kill off their equivalent in Captain America.

July 14, 2009 7:23 AM  
Blogger T Mafia said...

Well, movie Superman sucks now, but that's only because they had an obviously gay dude playing him. Supes isn't some sad closet case like Batman, after all ("Sorry, Selina, I can't fuck you right now because I have to go hang out in a dark romantic cave with Robin - this really young boy I not only gave a girl's name to, but who I like to dress up in little tights and then we--")

July 14, 2009 7:55 AM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

I think Superman sucks sometimes cause he was raised by hayseeds. Smallville drives that point home, clearly. Instead of doing what his real father wanted him to be, savior and protector of the Earth, he keeps aiming for what his hillbilly father wanted him to be, try to be an ordinary farmer with the dullest girlfriend around. All his superpowered friends wear costumes, while he is the red/blue blur.

They need to revamp him again but this time have him raised by city folk. Ex. He crashlands on a real estate speculator's property, 25 years later-On the latest episode of The Trainee, "I'm sorry, Joan, you are fired!" Fooosh!

Ex. Or he lands in a mob boss's backyard. 25 years later, "But - I'm funny how? I mean funny - like I'm a clown? I amuse you? I make you laugh? I'm here to fuckin amuse you? How about this hot foot, is that funny? You know what's funny? Poof. Your hair's on fire! Now that's funny."

Ex. Crashlands in a ghetto alley. 25 years later, "A boy like that who'd vaporized your brother.
Forget that boy and find another.
One of your own kind, stick to your own kind."

Ex. Crashlands in a Harlem alley. 25 years later, "That's some cold shit, blowing my man Leroy out the window. Just took a deep breath and blew him out the goddamn window."

Ex. Crash lands in Coney Island. 17 years later, "Waaaarrrrrriiiorsss, come out to pla-arrrrrrrrrgh! My head's on fire!"

July 14, 2009 10:03 AM  
Blogger MCTREKKIE said...

Xantes, I will personally pay you 1,000 per episode to just get on the damn show.

you amuse me. you make me laugh.

Your mob scene works well with a Ray Liotta/Joe Pesci voice thing.

Hair on fire? Yeah it would have been funny if Clark just all of a sudden had it with all the Smallville hics and just randomly did some shit to the football jocks, etc. I'm sure there are some deleted scenes in Superman I or II that reflect what Clark would really do in these situations.

Personally I would set Jimmy Olson's hair on fire. Then Lex Luth...

oh.

Never mind.

July 14, 2009 10:31 AM  
Blogger MCTREKKIE said...

Courtney-

PCX Cartoon/Comic you say?

Well, taking your idea and combining it with Xantes' idea we get something like this:

http://mctrekkie.blogspot.com/2009/07/podcast-x-lost-pilot.html

July 14, 2009 11:57 AM  
Blogger T Mafia said...

"Poof. Your hair's on fire! Now that's funny." Xantes, if Superman ever really did and said this, it'd totally prove my point about how he's like fifty times cooler than Batman could ever be.

And Trekkie, disturbingly enough, as you know, your "transcript" isn't that far off from our actual pre-first show discussions...

July 14, 2009 6:24 PM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

See, that's why they have to update Superman. When they created his Smallville beginnings a large percentage of the U.S pop were farmers or lived in small towns, so people could relate. And they explained his personality was because he was raised by good old fashion, down to earth, truth, justice and the american way farm folk. Talk about self-delusions.

Imagine what kind of realistic farm folk he would be raised by now. Superman would probably grow up a homophobic closet case, highly christian, neo-conservative, preserve the fetus kill the whore and her doctor, torture prone, corporation loving, union hating, immigrants hating, hypocritical do as I say, not as I do fascist. Oh wait, isn't that what we get on Smallville?

I guess for Superman to grow up morally and ethically not fucked up, he would have to crashland in Canada, but he can't land in the USA. "Truth, Justice and the Canadian way, eh."

July 15, 2009 4:03 AM  
OpenID pyrothemaniac said...

My brother is a genius! He suggested I make a completely reversible Starfleet dress, so it can be blue and red!

July 15, 2009 6:12 AM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

How about make the uniforms with removable velcro patches for the crotchless and nipple window look. As-ay ekkie-MCTray ointed-pay out-ay, ekkie-tray irls-gay end-tay o-tay e-bay ut-slay ith-way elcoming-way egs-lay ead-spray ide-way open-ay. Ust-jay on't-day ell-tay ou-yay ow-knay o-whay's om-may okayay.

July 15, 2009 6:56 AM  
Blogger MCTREKKIE said...

Huh.
Male chauvinist pig Latin.

now I've read everything.

IN my head I always read pig Latin with the voice of that Kid from Fat Albert.

Velcro costuming would be a dangerous thing at Cosplay parties. You never quite know who you'd be stuck with.

Fat Hulk? Greasy Cap? Maybe a Batman with things in the Utility belt which have no business there?

You know any Batman at a Cosplay party is packin' batteries and rufies.

July 15, 2009 7:17 AM  
OpenID pyrothemaniac said...

What's pig latin and why is he talking like that?

July 15, 2009 9:16 AM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

Ix-nay on-ay e-thay ig-pay atin-lay, our-yay om-may ay-may e-bay eading-ray is-thay.

July 15, 2009 9:52 AM  
Blogger MCTREKKIE said...

I think he's gone 'round the bend.

The idea of Courtney making a Trek costume is even making me typ-ey backwards-yey

Although the old 1966 Trek Costumes may be sexier- the new Trek 2009 Movie costumes might actually be more "wearable" Who knows? You mom may actually let you out of the house with one on!

So Courtney, I checked out your site- and there they were -a bunch of costumed heroes sitting around a trampoline (snacking?) . If you'd all jumped up and down and filmed it... you could have gotten like a bajillion hits on YouTube.

How come no one ever dresses as My Hero Iron Man?

Although sadly, given my expatriate status, my recent drunken debachery and beard, I do like Denny O'Neil's Stark from this comic.

I think newborn babies might look like Rotisserie Chicken to a drunken man. And Stark sure did look hungry!

I say Stark is a hero just cause he didn't eat the newborn.

He is an American hero. Just like Ollie North, and that's that. Can we move on now?

July 15, 2009 5:58 PM  
Blogger T Mafia said...

No. Also, Stark only didn't eat the baby 'cause he was trying to get off the sauce and with the mother being such a drunk, you just know the brat had to be born with like a 2-to-1 alcohol-to-blood ratio.

July 15, 2009 7:45 PM  
OpenID pyrothemaniac said...

Iron Man is a very expensive and difficult costume to do right. The cheapest and most common option is to use sintra. A kind of foam-like plastic that is mouldable in hot water.
Here's a few examples from Cosplay.com:
http://www.cosplay.com/costumes/s17036

Of course you could go even cheaper, like the Iron Man at Supanova, which you can find pictures of in my blog.

I could never make an accurate 2009 Star Trek costume because they used a fabric with a unique print which was made specifically for the film.
Besides, the 60's look is so much cooler.
I'll just make the hem a little longer.

July 16, 2009 12:35 AM  
OpenID pyrothemaniac said...

Artgasm. Man, this girl's work is so cute:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/anniew/3341143959/

July 16, 2009 12:57 AM  
OpenID pyrothemaniac said...

Finished my badges:
http://pyro-the-maniac.deviantart.com/art/Starfleet-Badges-129697002

July 16, 2009 6:07 AM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

It was the 80's, Stark was waiting for a limo to pass by, so that just shows what kind of snob he is.

Seriously if they can update Charlie Brown, they can update Superman.

Are you sure the badges aren't too heavy for the glue to hold them onto your ipples-nay?

July 16, 2009 7:04 AM  
OpenID pyrothemaniac said...

There's no hope for Superman, even when Bruce Timm and Paul Dini are involved it just seems dull.
Because he's a dated concept and there's only so much you can alter a character before it's not the same person anymore.

That said; I didn't mind Superman:Doomsday or Lex Luthor: Man of Steel. You know why? Because Lex was the main character.
Maybe that's the way to go, make the series about Lex and put Superman in the role of villain.


Oh and I just came across this photo. It's awesome, love the dress. But you probably care more about who's wearing it:
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_fn2YvoKTGOo/SE1wdHJyeDI/AAAAAAAAAvU/xkKXfnhWmio/s1600-h/Freema_p.jpg

July 16, 2009 7:27 AM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

I don't understand why they so under used her. She was way better that Rose as an actress and as a character. Well except for making her have an obvious crush on the Doctor, but that could be explained away as he is unlike any man she ever met.

July 16, 2009 11:40 AM  
Blogger T Mafia said...

Actually, the crush thing was something I couldn't stand about her. Well, that and that she was too distractingly hot to be the Doctor's companion. If they were gonna go that route, they may as well have had her wear the dress in that photo as her regular outfit.

Speaking of "distractingly hot", why don't they let the female fans at these conventions just walk around topless and if they want to be "in costume", they could do stuff like fingerpaint a Starfleet badge onto one of their nipples or something?

July 16, 2009 3:29 PM  
Blogger MCTREKKIE said...

How about THIS as a start?

July 16, 2009 4:01 PM  
OpenID pyrothemaniac said...

I want one!

July 16, 2009 10:33 PM  
Blogger MCTREKKIE said...

By continuing to encourage you, I'm going to end up in hell. I feel like I'm in a Nabokov novel. Perhaps This deightful burqua instead?

July 16, 2009 11:36 PM  
Blogger MCTREKKIE said...

By Science! what is Courtney up to now?

July 17, 2009 6:12 PM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

What? I posted that before. Now you react? It's a special order item,what are your measurements?

July 17, 2009 9:11 PM  
Blogger MCTREKKIE said...

The Xantes' effect? There's NO SUCH THING

July 17, 2009 11:38 PM  
OpenID pyrothemaniac said...

Why do I always look so blurred?
The photo you took that from was probably of an even higher resolution than the other images you used in that picture.

It was funny though.
Why does Uhura have no crack?

July 18, 2009 5:36 AM  
Blogger MCTREKKIE said...

Blurry? Well, I used the larger version jpegs of whatever you have on your deviant art site. If I had access to the RAW or TIFF files, I could do much more. JPEG, like MPEG, is a "lossy" compression.

I blurred as an old "fuzzy lens" trick

The problem really is that those 60's sets and make up were so over the top. Trying to match the colors/saturation/luminosity is a royal pain. Besides, I had to do some tricks, as you are never really posing/staring the way those 60's bimbos (I mean women) did.

A little known Star Trek fact:
Uhura didn't have a crack.

July 18, 2009 8:09 AM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

Excuse me, but Uhura so has a crack. Guess you never watched the show

Is that why Courtney looks that way? I thought it was a pic with her wearing a veil.

July 18, 2009 9:44 AM  
Blogger T Mafia said...

Since Trekkie mentioned this, yeah, you always knew some heinous-looking skank just swallowed Roddenberry's load to get a Trek role if they'd have to use the "fuzzy lens" effect whenever the cum-hungry whore in question would be in a close shot. Go look at the old show - this happened all the time.

July 18, 2009 8:05 PM  
Blogger MCTREKKIE said...

Ok,

As a completest-in-training, I had to find a site that listed ALL the women of the Original Trek series.

ALL YOUR TREK BELONG TO US

July 18, 2009 9:43 PM  
OpenID pyrothemaniac said...

Oh science, is that site for serious?
All the women in Star Trek were so pathetic and nothing without their men.
It's so blatantly sexist/honest.

July 18, 2009 11:51 PM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

Hey it was the 60's. The networks wouldn't go for a strong female. Strongest female might have been Nazi girl Daras, wonder what that might about the network. Probably why Star Trek only got 3 years and another show that started at the same time did do a 5 year mission, That Girl.

What I really don't understand is Elizabeth Taylor's popularity. I never found her attractive and definitely not sexy.

July 19, 2009 11:30 AM  
Blogger MCTREKKIE said...

Xantes- I was looking at the Nazi chick pic (Daras) and was gonna Put Courney in that spank pose you always do.
It was a toss up between having her spanked by a Mirror Universe evil Tribble or an Ewok.

Yeah, the strong female thing got vetoed from the First Pilot by the Network Brass.

Courtney you should see that. It's a whole different take on the Old Series.

I have been watching a lot of Politically Correct Trek these days (DS9). All the women are strong, stalwart, and confident.

How annoying.

These days, when I go to the mall- I wear a pair of rose colored - fuzzy lens glasses. The women are walking through, topless, serving mint Juleps and/or modeling new cars.

TMafia will surely agree- THIS was the way to treat a woman in the old series.

PS - Everyone go watch the new Green Lantern- "First Flight" DVD/Download. It's really good. Bruce Timm producing and Alan Burnett writing. These DC animated DVD's are getting better after the rocky start of Superman Doomsday.

July 19, 2009 1:52 PM  
Blogger T Mafia said...

As for the link above, and I'm just assuming what happened right before they snapped the photo, but you'd think after Kirk and McCoy raped that bitch, she'd be grateful for all the attention!

It's pretty weird that lots of men found Liz Taylor attractive. Of course, these would all be the guys who in the end (heh) prefer, well, other guys.

And kudos to Courtney, for once again risking the angry wrath of every "feminist" on the planet by fearlessly speaking truths that those hairy bitches would be less than comfortable with...!

July 19, 2009 7:02 PM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

Mighty Boosh.

July 19, 2009 7:19 PM  
Blogger MCTREKKIE said...

I think Tony Stark would do her.

(oh, and my word verification is "reentri"...double entrenre, thy name is PCX)

July 19, 2009 8:06 PM  
OpenID pyrothemaniac said...

Nazis in Star Trek?! More specifically Spock in a Nazi uniform? Nice. I'm going to watch that now.
Well, after I finish the Prisoner.


I like some strong female characters, like those in Stargate and Firefly. But most of the time they come off as bitches.

There was one woman in Pitch Black who tried to stand up to Riddick but soon realised she was out of her league on that one when he thows her to the ground.
Hilarious.
And realistic.

July 20, 2009 3:37 AM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

Now that I thought about it, Spock in a Nazi uniform? A Jew in a Nazi uniform? Guess they will do anything for money.

Another strong woman of Star Trek.

July 20, 2009 8:19 AM  
Blogger MCTREKKIE said...

Stella Mudd?

Painful to watch!

Where do you think TMafia got that bitchy, grating,controlling "TREKKIE" voice he uses when talking about Mrs Trekkie #2?.

Evil Tribble?

July 20, 2009 12:23 PM  
Blogger T Mafia said...

Spock in a Nazi uniform? Nice. I'm going to watch that now.

Whaddaya know? Chicks dig Nazis. Not that us guys have much room to talk since we're the target audience for stuff like Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS...

July 20, 2009 8:20 PM  
OpenID pyrothemaniac said...

Trekkie, please stop using Photoshop. It makes blind children cry.

July 21, 2009 5:23 AM  
Blogger MCTREKKIE said...

But I LIKE making blind Children cry.

I'd like to think (for no scientific reason) that it also hurts when blind kids cry

Evil Tribbles are an idea TMafia and I have been kicking around for a while.

(in Doom Voice)

Arrogant Young Whelp!

My blog is for fun- I'm not gonna put hours in making the angles and colors work- (It's Macromedia Fireworks not Photoshop) and without a Cthulhu plushie on my shoulder I have no inspiration to work harder ;-)

sigh.

So many opinions.

I'm rethinking my whole view of women's suffrage.

July 21, 2009 9:11 AM  
OpenID pyrothemaniac said...

Aw, I don't hate you Trekkie. I'm just brutally honest.

July 21, 2009 9:13 AM  
Blogger MCTREKKIE said...

I don't feel hated!

I'm simply in a "Mail Order Bride" phase.

and I know women have a tendency to say silly things.

I know what the problem is now It's clear I've depicted you with too much clothing.

As for my site- I'm a marketeer/ a carnival barker, if you will- It's not about the art. (If it was, I'd do incredible illustrative likenesses of Doctor McCoy).

It's about the juxtaposition /placement of visual non-sequiturs.

(like Kotter spanking you on Xantes' site... my personal favorite)

Actually, I had this same discussion years ago with my youngling 1/2 brother "MC_Jedi". He worked in Visual Effects in Hollywood.

His last work out there was on Superman Returns doing the "dark crystal fortress" Even he left Hollywood in disgust, vowing never to return!

Although the production values in early Doctor Who were scary bad, and in early Trek as well- I think the whole idea in general should be- "Ok here is what we mean- see this rubber chicken around my neck? that's a Kaled /Dalek mutant" Now lets move on with our story.

Actually, I am happy you're around on the PCX team. I'm old, tired and cranky- and someone has to keep TMafia on his toes.

July 21, 2009 10:06 AM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

Evil Tribbles? Isn't that what these were?

Chicks dig Nazis.

I, umm, I don't know. Not sure if this is funny or lame.

July 21, 2009 10:30 AM  
Blogger T Mafia said...

So lame it's funny. The LOL moment being, "I told you not to fuck with them Jews!"

July 21, 2009 6:56 PM  
OpenID pyrothemaniac said...

One of my friends described us as nihilists.
Just thought you'd want to know.

July 22, 2009 6:28 AM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

What gives them the idea we're nihilists? The only people I support the annihilation of are old people who have already lived their lives. I love humanity in all it's retarded and fucked up ways.

Oops and I support the annihilation of Rob Liefeld and other bad comic writers and artists. Or atleast the mantlonization of sed bad writers and artists. Cause then it atleast brings me humor to know of their condition.

Okay, and the Israelis, cause they are just bad neighbors and they are following in the tradition of the Nazis without the cool uniforms.

July 22, 2009 7:21 AM  
OpenID pyrothemaniac said...

The only philosophies I really agree with are atheism and transhumanism.
I like humanists, couldn't be one myself because I don't like the human race as a whole. There aren't many of them that I can tolerate.

July 22, 2009 8:29 AM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

I consider myself a humanist but some of them get too spiritual and pussyish, that it's annoying. Sure I like the human race overall, but I believe some people should not be allowed to breed, like Rob Liefeld, nor interact with the rest of humanity, like George Bush and in some extreme cases killed at once, like Dick Cheney.

July 22, 2009 9:30 AM  
Blogger T Mafia said...

Wait, we don't want Cheney to suffer first?

July 22, 2009 8:02 PM  
Blogger MCTREKKIE said...

Well, I for one am no Nihilist- I still believe in the important things- for example-


Here's something we can all get behind

July 22, 2009 10:51 PM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

Because Cheney is too dangerous. If he feels trapped, he will have his minions unleash untold horrors upon the world! I figure a zombie plague, an earthquake machine, naked pix of all the Golden Girls, opening a gate to demons from another dimension, releasing a horde of angels from the head of a pin, signaling an invasion of brainsucking aliens, a new season of Family Matters and Full House, sign humanity over to the secret lizard society, bog down the internet. The horrors of such a man.

July 23, 2009 12:25 AM  
Blogger T Mafia said...

Naked pics of all the Golden Girls? I never knew he was four times as evil as Tim!

Okay. He's gotta go.

July 23, 2009 5:48 AM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

The only reasonable conclusion from that is Cheney is the Anti-Christ and Tim is one of the 4 horsemen, War, I think. Remember that one time I tried to have a conversation on the Geek Squad forum, Tim was behind the fighting somehow.

July 23, 2009 7:12 AM  
OpenID pyrothemaniac said...

You guys are thinking too small. There are whole groups of people I want to destroy.

So, the official response from PCX to the one who accused us of nihilism is "bitch don't know shit"?

July 23, 2009 8:19 AM  
Blogger T Mafia said...

Just for the record, my official response is, "There's a bitch who needs to be gang-raped."

July 23, 2009 9:03 AM  
OpenID pyrothemaniac said...

...In true PCX fashion of course.

Wow, 73 comments on this page. I think that's a record for us.

How did you find out about The Prisoner? My dad was born 1960 and he has never heard of it.
But he did suggest I watch The Immortal and Nightstalker.

I love the sixties. I won't even have to do any research for my talk about the period at Tafe.
Although I think it can be summed up in one sentence.
"Hippies on drugs trying to preach pacifism. Then the hippies got balls and became the anarchist punks of the 70's."

...Also there was Star Trek. I need to include that in my talk.

July 23, 2009 9:21 AM  
Blogger T Mafia said...

U.S. "public television" used to show cool stuff like Doctor Who, The Avengers and yes, The Prisoner. Now, they mostly beg for money just to stay on the air.

Sadly, the whole punk movement never hit it big over here back in the 70s. Instead all our ex-hippies sold out, cut their hair and got real jobs. Fuck 'em.

July 23, 2009 9:54 AM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

There's a Batman comic where this guy is escaping from an island, suddenly a large orange rubbery ball engulfs him and takes him back. I forget if the reference to The Prisoner was made in the issue or in the letter pages. Some time later, on late night tv, I saw a few episodes, I liked them but so confusing cause, I assumed, they were out of sequence. I got hooked right away because I thought it was a spinoff of Secret Agent. This was pre-internet time.

Actually hippies, overall, did not become punks, hippies got jobs as middle and upper management. The anarchist punks were kids who when growing up saw that hippies were douchebags.

But they were the same as the hippies cause all both groups wanted to do, was drugs, party, pretend it's about a social movement and not work. The punks just didn't want to be pussies about it. I've found most anarchist punks don't even know what anarchy is about. They just think it's about drugs and destruction.

July 23, 2009 9:56 AM  
Blogger T Mafia said...

There's apparently a whole debate as to whether The Prisoner is actually a "sequel" to Secret Agent Man, but that's a subject too embarrassingly nerdy for me to even think about.

Oh, and another reason the punks were better than hippies is that at least the punks didn't share the hippies' confusion as far as knowing how to use soap.

July 23, 2009 10:10 AM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

What are you talking about? Hippies usually smelled like armpits, feet and weed. Proper 24/7 punks smelled like cosmetics, hair products, alcohol, vomit, ashes, cigarettes, 5 day old sex and drug tripping sweat in a leather bundle. The punks that did smell nicer were weekend night fake punks and usually by morning they were smelling a bit like the real punks.

July 23, 2009 10:22 AM  
Blogger T Mafia said...

But pretty much any smell is preferable to armpits and feet! Sorry, I'm still giving this one to the punks...!

July 23, 2009 10:31 AM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

Brokensea did an audio version of DC's The Prisoner. A "sequel" to the TV series.

Patrick McGoohan has said the original idea was that Danger Man/Secret Agent's John Drake was going to be number 6 but they then decided later to make him a different character.

Okay, fake punks do wash more often than 24/7 punks, but those punks still smelled. They both wash more often than hippies, cause hippies were looking for a stream to wash up in. None of that "government-influenced-and-mind-control-spiked-water" for them. They needed to "feel nature".

July 23, 2009 10:42 AM  
OpenID pyrothemaniac said...

Oh I've heard of Danger Man. Why do they change titles internationally?

That would be cool if they were the same characters.
Just as I like to entertain the idea of a multiverse and every single fictional character ever created has a place in it.

July 23, 2009 11:02 AM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

I don't understand why the Danger Man/Secret Agent rename. I do understand why they did the Spooks/MI5 rename. (See Tim.)

July 23, 2009 11:34 AM  
Blogger T Mafia said...

Xantes, I actually read that Prisoner graphic novel. Unfortunately.

And Courtney, I'm holding out for a crossover between the Marvel Zombies and Earth-Disney.

July 23, 2009 2:03 PM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

Yeah it wasn't as great as the TV series. It seemed like it could have been done in one comic and not a 4 parter.

Some people do think everything is connected.

July 23, 2009 3:02 PM  
Blogger MCTREKKIE said...

Re: above crossovers-

The list omitted R2D2 appearing in the latest Star Trek movie (true). I believe he was trying to help Luke repair the plot.

I promised myself I wouldn't do this. (sigh) I actually own all the Secret Agent Man DVDs. I purchased them at the Spy Museum in DC.

Season 2 Episode "Colony Three" was an early prototype for the entire prisoner series. Also, four "Danger Man" eps were filmed in Portmeirion (Wales) So they knew exactly where the Prisoner's "Village" could end up being.

re:Prisoner "Village" location

In one ep, to escape, he has to cross the ocean to get back to civilization- yet in the finale he gets there via a short trip on the motorway.

I love/hate the Multiverse. Top Ten and Planetary each made me smile and made my head hurt.

Keep this up, and one day, I expect number 6 to walk out of the Tardis and onto the Enterprise Shuttlebay and ask where Superman has been keeping himself these days.

July 23, 2009 3:53 PM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

There are a couple missing, like Predator vs. Magnus, Robot Fighter, which means Valiant and Dark Horse crossed over.

They weren't stuck on an island. Number 6 was informed that there were mountains in the way.

July 23, 2009 8:52 PM  
Blogger MCTREKKIE said...

Hey man, I never said Island. Leave that for the LOST fans. I just said he inferred that he had to cross an Ocean to get home.

I loved it when he, after getting all the way back to London, Flies back (DUFUS!) and lands right were he started.

Me, I would have stayed in London and eaten some bangers and mash.

No, I take that back. British food is horrible.

July 23, 2009 9:34 PM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

Crossing by water wasn't his only plan, he tried the mountains a few times.

July 23, 2009 9:55 PM  
Blogger T Mafia said...

It seemed like it could have been done in one comic and not a 4 parter.

I couldn't agree more. There were too many scenes with no dialogue (in a Prisoner story?!) that just dragged on for pages, for a start.

I loved it when he, after getting all the way back to London, Flies back (DUFUS!) and lands right were he started.

Yeah, but if Number Six wasn't a complete idiot once in a while, they'd never have gotten seventeen episodes out of the premise.

July 23, 2009 10:00 PM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

Patrick McGoohan wanted something like only 14 episodes while his network wanted 20 or 24, I forget, but it's a compromised. So they settled on 17.

I do wish they had a better "whatever happened to..." No. 6 than DC's "he has been in hiding with nukes". He gets home and the only difference after months of being a captive is he now has a midget butler.

I would love to take a cross country trip dancing in a truck/cage, during the summer or spring of course.

July 24, 2009 1:08 PM  
Blogger T Mafia said...

Courtney (since I assume you still wanna check out the show), don't click on Xantes' link: It's all YouTube spoiler clips from the last episode!

Xantes, this is when I hate YouTube: If I'd never seen any Prisoner and just came across that video I'd probably never watch the series, thinking it's just a bunch of random nonsense. Which some would argue that it actually was (those people are of course, wrong) but then, that's a whole different issue.

July 24, 2009 6:29 PM  
Blogger MCTREKKIE said...

Yeah! It's like hearing a PCX show with Khan without the proper context.

Oh wait. There is no contect for Khan.

The man is a walking non-sequitor.

That is if he could walk.

Or was real.

Krikey! Now I've gone cross-eyed.

PS-
You all DO realize that PCX is just the Village rudux, right?

Don't complain to me that you're all still here in 20 years.

You were warned.

The powers that be PUT TMafia and I in this PCX asylum...

You all each came of your own free will

July 24, 2009 8:11 PM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

Oops, forgot to put up spoilers warnings. From what was texted I got the impression Courtney seen the whole series. As for me, the first episode I saw was the last one, which was why for years I tried to watch all the episodes to understand the ending until I had bought the boxsets to both series.

July 24, 2009 8:44 PM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

AMCTV's The Prisoner mini series.

July 24, 2009 9:10 PM  
OpenID pyrothemaniac said...

Comments at almost 100 now. Guess that's to be expected what with the longer gap between each episode.


Started working on my Starfleet dress. It will be more awesome than any costume that has ever been in Star Trek.
But that's not really saying much.

TC, when are you going to change the colours on the main page to green, black and white?
Don't make me nag you, it's a skill all women are born with.

July 25, 2009 9:52 AM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

Have you posted a sketch of your uniform? Or just going for the standard Starfleet issued one?

And men are born with the ignore skill. I ignored a nagging girlfriend so much that I didn't notice she had thrown a raw egg at my cheek and dumped milk on my head. I was completely absorbed into an episode of Aeon Flux

July 25, 2009 11:03 AM  
Blogger MCTREKKIE said...

Xantes

I'm moving, so I'm out of raw eggs and milk, but I will continue to "strongly suggest" that somehow you make it into the Podcast X host rotation.

July 25, 2009 12:10 PM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

Harry Patch dies at 111 years old or in other words, no more Harry Patch at \|/


Oh, that's lame.

July 25, 2009 12:21 PM  
Blogger T Mafia said...

Courtney, since you brought up the insane length of this thread, I should mention how it seems that someone else here is "baiting" me just to see if they can get it up to a hundred comments (and why this person is starting trouble for no reason here and not on a certain other site where the very occasional podcasters actually deserve to be called out, I have no idea.) Well, to satisfy them (just 'cause I'm such a good person):

Trekkie, having long ago already announced on the blog that I plan to recruit Xantes into the Team X, I have no idea why you pretend my off-the-air explanation to you about my priority right now being to use up the current backlog of PCX material so it's not almost a year before something (like episodes 118-123) hits the air never happened. Besides, aren't you dead? I seem to remember Starhawk blowing you to smithereens.

Xantes, I know what you're wondering, and why Trekkie's never had you on his It's the Khan Show! I have no idea.

July 25, 2009 7:05 PM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

I've never been on the It's the Khan Show cause it gives me nightmares.

July 25, 2009 7:50 PM  
Blogger T Mafia said...

And I thought it was just me. Hmm...there must be "subliminal suggestions" in that show we don't even want to know about.

July 25, 2009 8:11 PM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

Khan

July 25, 2009 8:49 PM  
Blogger MCTREKKIE said...

I'm not baiting you, TM. I'm nudging Xantes. (see note above about nagging)

Xantes
That clip gave ME nightmares.
And wasn't that chick in every TV show in the 70's. What was the appeal?

Actually It's the Khan Show! was really an homage /pastiche of Rupert Pupkin in "The King of Comedy" Where Dinero basically does his own cheesy late night show with Jerry Lewis from a faux set.

And the only subliminal suggestions on the Khan show would inspire a listener to ________ their wife in the ______ while eating __________.

You think the Khan show was self indulgent? There are guys that are actually making NEW Trek animated in the old cheap (charming?) Filmation style.

July 25, 2009 9:46 PM  
Blogger MCTREKKIE said...

Link to strange animated effort:

http://trekmovie.com/2009/07/23/fanmade-first-act-of-animated-starship-farragut-released/

July 25, 2009 9:52 PM  
OpenID pyrothemaniac said...

The costume is based on this:
http://crudelydrawnsky.deviantart.com/art/Star-Trek-Fashion-115680601
(The Spock one)

I posted a link to it awhile back, guess it just got lost.


Ha, word verification is "pubila"!

July 26, 2009 12:44 AM  
OpenID pyrothemaniac said...

http://pyro-the-maniac.deviantart.com/art/The-Prisoner-130916063

Yeah

July 26, 2009 3:11 AM  
Blogger T Mafia said...

Courtney, your picture alone is at least ten to twenty times better than that entire crap Prisoner miniseries DC forced on us. They just should have had you at least draw it, but I don't think you'd gotten around to being born yet at the time. As far as the blog, I see changes other people have made to Blogger's template, like Tim's logo (which almost takes up my whole monitor) and I'm like, "Umm...I think I'll just leave anything that's not causing a problem alone right now..." Even what I'd think of as minor changes to Blogger's templates (like linking to Vixen's PCX eps on her PC3X site) seem to cause at least temporary issues when I'm working on them, so I'm "just" trying to focus on the actual upcoming episodes lately.

July 26, 2009 8:34 AM  
OpenID pyrothemaniac said...

Oh just give me the bloody password and I'll do it myself.
You can trust me to get it done properly.

July 26, 2009 8:50 AM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

Ahh, ahh, eeee, eeee, that was so boring. That Farragut crap had me slapping myself to stay awake.

Kirby

still so sleepy

July 26, 2009 9:06 AM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

Whoa! This woke me up.

July 26, 2009 9:20 AM  
Blogger MCTREKKIE said...

Yeah the Farragut animated was TERRIBLE.

It's like, if they go to the trouble, (the animation is NOT Flash, it's actually cell based) why not, well, go to the trouble to make the story or acting good?

It was supposed to be an homage to Filmation Trek- but at least Trek Animated had real voice actors.

An aside, Jimmy Doohan did every voice that wasn't a principal cast member & Occasionally Shatner would record a scene while in the bathroom stall. Now that's quality!

July 26, 2009 2:55 PM  
Blogger T Mafia said...

Xantes, yeah, but how do we get Courtney to move to Rhode Island in the first place?

July 26, 2009 6:06 PM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

We tell her there's a Cosplay/Furrywear/Fashion college in Rhode Island. She already has outfits she can use in stripper routines, she just needs to modify them so they are easier to take off piece by piece.

July 26, 2009 8:02 PM  
OpenID pyrothemaniac said...

Why would I move to Rhode Island when you guys can come over here and watch my act?

July 27, 2009 5:19 AM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

Underage stripping legal in Australia? What's the currency?

July 27, 2009 7:23 AM  
Blogger T Mafia said...

I should know that, but between Courtney offering to strip for a couple of known perverts and the fact that she's taking scissors to her clothes lately (no, really, check out her photo blog!)-- wait, what was I just saying? For some reason, I can't concentrate right now.

July 27, 2009 7:58 AM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

The cutout of Courtney's jeans look too patterned, too civilized. They need to look more random, more savage. More like this.

July 28, 2009 8:22 AM  
Blogger XantesFire said...

PCX: The Classics Tour.

TCM, wait, you set the reality bomb?

Baby should have died. Do we ever hear about the baby again?

Some females are strong enough, have you seen Ultimate Surrender?

I've never understood why if someone comes after you wearing a battlesuit with hoses and loose wires, why don't you just cut those. Even if all you're clipping is their headphones, do it, its a distraction. And if you're lucky its their power source, air supply or power regulator.

Actually now that I think about it and look at the tech we have today and the "tech" Marvel has, I would think Stark could manipulate his brain to be under a drunken state anytime he wanted and sober up in an instant. Since he hasn't, proves he is not a genius.

Ah, pig latin, seems like esterday-yay.

Courtney, is that offer to strip for us still valid? Do they have baby lesbian stripper shows in Australia?

August 29, 2011 10:00 AM  

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