Episode 275

posted on Dec 31, 2015 | Comments (1)

The Paunch Stevenson Show episode 275

In this episode:

  • our review of Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) starring Daisy Ridley and John Boyega,
  • the return of Genesis with Phil Collins?,
  • celebrity death (Scott Weiland),
  • George Lucas is to Star Wars as Mel Brooks is to The Producers,
  • talking with Taylor Grey from Star Wars Rebels,
  • chatting with Mark Dodson from Gremlins,
  • Walter Matthau,
  • Greg meeting Quentin Tarantino and Al Pacino,
  • the “Humans of Sesame Street” event,
  • Angelika Film Center’s Shia LaBeouf movie marathon in NYC,
  • a Rob-view of Results (2015) starring Cobie Smulders,
  • the upcoming Coleco Chameleon home video game console,
  • and our lame idiot of the year Donald Trump (yet again).

The Humans of Sesame Street in Astoria, NY, December 13, 2015

Voice Actor Taylor Grey of Star Wars Rebels in Queens, NY, December 6, 2015

Voice Actor Mark Dodson from Gremlins in Queens, NY, December 6, 2015

Al Pacino in New York, NY, December 3, 2015

Quentin Tarantino in New York, NY, November 20, 2015

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Episode 235

posted on Jan 26, 2014 | Comments (1)

The Paunch Stevenson Show episode 235

In this episode:

  • 30th anniversary of the Macintosh computer,
  • Esteban’s MacBook Pro graphics card failed,
  • Shia LaBeouf’s plagarism and fake retirement,
  • Justin Bieber’s fake retirement and drunk drag racing,
  • Michael Bay storms off Samsung’s stage at CES,
  • TV companies going back to curved screens?,
  • Rob finally gets a copy of Video Invaders by Steve Bloom,
  • upcoming film The Lego Movie (2014),
  • comparing the original RoboCop (1987) to the new version (2014),
  • comparing Monument Men (2014) to Kelly’s Heroes (1970),
  • Apple vs. Samsung and appealing court decisions,
  • Microsoft paying for positive XBox One reviews on YouTube,
  • a Rob-view of Blindsided a.k.a. Penthouse North (2013) starring Michelle Monaghan and Michael Keaton,
  • a good article about the history of the Nintendo GameCube,
  • Steven Seagal running for governor of Arizona?,
  • confusing Elisha Cuthbert with Eliza Dushku,
  • NSA spying,
  • Duck Dynasty phonies,
  • Rob’s box of sound effects,
  • celebrity deaths (James Avery, Danny Wells, Phil Everly, Bob Grant),
  • the pointlessness of 4K Ultra HDTVs,
  • Christmas car commercials (who really buys his wife a car for Christmas?),
  • who has more guns- people or the military?,
  • video game emulators vs. collecting/hoarding,
  • modern modifications to classic game systems,
  • and different classes of SD cards.

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Episode 222

posted on Aug 7, 2013 | Comments (1)

The Paunch Stevenson Show episode 222

In this episode:

  • The laundry list of movie sequels and remakes coming in 2015,
  • ridiculous 2005 Jurassic Park IV concept featuring human-dinosaur hybrids,
  • Greg wishing Julianne Moore had been eaten by dinosaurs,
  • Douglas Engelbart, inventor of the computer mouse,
  • She’s All That (1999) was actually written by M. Night Shyamalan,
  • What Ever Happened To? (Rachael Leigh Cook),
  • our review of Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained (2013), starring Jamie Foxx,
  • new digital comics of popular 1980s/90s TV shows (Saved by the Bell, Airwolf, Knight Rider, Punky Brewster, Miami Vice),
  • Lion Forge Comics,
  • Ascension Millennium, a terrible new song/music video from Corey Feldman,
  • Leah Remini vs. Kirstie Alley over Scientology,
  • upcoming Rocky spin-off Creed (2015), co-starring Sylvester Stallone,
  • Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares,
  • the crazy Amy’s Baking Company episode,
  • difference between bollocks and bullocks,
  • What Ever Happened To? (Paris Hilton),
  • Shia LaBeouf staring at a motorcyclist at a red light (video),
  • Rob’s gross foot injury,
  • Celebrity Wife Swap with Ric Flair and Rowdy Roddy Piper,
  • Jamestown settlers ate teenager’s brains in the 1600s,
  • celebrity death (wrestling’s Paul Bearer),
  • “Please Don’t Break My Atari” music video by Lo-Fi legend Weird Paul Petroskey,
  • Rob crying when his Atari 2600 got thrown out,
  • Rob dressing up as Pete Rose in 6th grade for a book report,
  • and Greg’s 6th grade home made Read Along Classic of “War of the Worlds” featuring the “Rooster Delight” commercial.

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Episode 203

posted on Sep 30, 2012 | Comments (10)

The Paunch Stevenson Show episode 203

Thanks to Bob Budiansky, acclaimed comic book writer, editor, and artist, for joining us!

In this episode:

  • confusion about Peter Cullen’s age on Wikipedia,
  • the Star Wars Detours animated show from the Robot Chicken team,
  • our interview with Bob Budiansky,
  • his experience working with Hasbro,
  • early expectations for the Transformers toy line,
  • how Bob got involved with the comic book,
  • rushing to develop the original 26 Transformers characters in 1983,
  • limited coloring techniques in 1980s comics,
  • “knocking out” background characters,
  • the inspiration behind Bob’s Sleepwalker Marvel comic series,
  • former Marvel editor-in-chief Jim Shooter,
  • the anti-Super Man,
  • work atmosphere at Marvel Comics,
  • receiving a fan letter for Transformers from Stan Lee,
  • getting to work with Stan Lee,
  • Marvel Universe trading cards by Impel,
  • Bob’s life after leaving Marvel,
  • changes in the comic book industry,
  • the overuse of comic book gimmicks in the early 1990s,
  • Rob’s movie review of Mr. Holland’s Opus (1995) starring Richard Dreyfuss,
  • the new musical chairs-themed game show Oh Sit!,
  • Greg’s movie review of Underworld: Awakening (2012), starring Kate Beckinsale,
  • Shia LaBeouf inspired to act by Steven Seagal,
  • Nicolas Cage being sued for not returning rental DVDs,
  • a stupid style redux (short-shorts with pockets hanging out),
  • Tom Green’s stand-up comedy,
  • a Transformers collector on Pawn Stars,
  • and The Burn hosted by a disheveled Jeffrey Ross.

UPDATE!!! Greg actually ran into Bob Budiansky at the New York Comic Con!

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Episode 175

posted on Jul 25, 2011 | Comments (1)

The Paunch Stevenson Show episode 175

In this episode:

  • our giant movie review of Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) in 3D, starring Shia LaBeouf and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley,
  • the ridiculous length of the movie,
  • the end of the shaky camera fad,
  • a list of movies and TV shows Michael Bay ripped off (The Transformers, Superman, The Watchmen, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, and Jackie Chan’s Who Am I?),
  • illogical Duracell battery pricing at Staples,
  • our roll call of robots in the movie (Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Ironhide, Ratchet, Sentinal Prime, Starscream, Megatron, Shockwave, Soundwave, and dozens of unnamed robots),
  • Sentinal Prime’s face modeled after Sean Connery,
  • Bay’s horrendous computer animated version of John F. Kennedy,
  • Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) constantly screaming and crying,
  • Bay’s terrible Barack Obama impersonator,
  • Sam spending an hour going on job interviews,
  • Leonard Nimoy as the voice of Sentinal Prime and Galvatron,
  • various plot holes,
  • Optimus Prime actually wondering where his trailer went in the movie,
  • robots who were killed in the movie (the unnamed Scottish Autobot, Ironhide, Megatron, Starscream, the unnamed Decepticon bird, etc.),
  • our welcoming of the inevitable Transformers movie reboot,
  • Transformers spitting,
  • Michael Bay turning Optimus Prime into a ruthless murderer,
  • Peter Cullen and Frank Welker’s voice acting,
  • Shia LaBeouf’s recent acting career (Eagle Eye and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps),
  • Bay’s constant use of slow motion,
  • billions of dollars worth of damage in action movies with no consequences,
  • hacking into objects,
  • Bay’s ignorance of science,
  • the lack of rules and continuity in Bay’s Transformers movies,
  • What Ever Happened To? (Bugle Boy jeans, Z. Cavaricci genie pants, Zubaz, IOU sweatshirts, B.U.M. Equipment, etc.),
  • Roseanne Barr’s reality show Roseanne’s Nuts on Lifetime,
  • a Transformers: Dark of the Moon cameo by Scott Krinsky from Chuck,
  • Bay’s completely wasted use of 3D,
  • fans feeling obligated to watch bad movies,
  • Glynn Turman appearing in Super 8 (2011) and Gremlins (1984),
  • Sean Connery’s brother Neil Connery starring in bad movies: OK Connery (1967) and The Body Stealers (1969),
  • celebrity deaths (Peter Falk and Sherwood Schwartz),
  • Paul Reiser and The Paunch Stevenson Show episode 2,
  • and a new stupid style (extremely short cutoff shorts with dangling pockets).

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