Episode 274

posted on Nov 29, 2015 | Comments (1)

The Paunch Stevenson Show episode 274

In this episode:

  • celebrity deaths (Yogi Berra, Fred Dalton Thompson),
  • Steven Seagal posting click bait videos on Warrior Zen website,
  • the Steve Jobs (2015) movie flops,
  • Back to the Future Day,
  • meeting director of BTTF and Polar Express, Robert Zemeckis,
  • Supernatural NJ Con experience,
  • New York Comic Con 2015 coverage,
  • meeting the cast of The Walking Dead,
  • the Eliza Dushku/Lanza photo struggle,
  • Greg missing out on meeting Clint Eastwood, Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Josh Holloway due to a cold,
  • Chiller Theatre Fall 2015 coverage,
  • meeting the Lost in Space cast,
  • meeting M.C. Gainey from LOST,
  • legendary actor Paul Sorvino, star of That’s Life,
  • Linda Henning, who played Quinn’s mom on Sliders,
  • Matt Dillon freaking out,
  • C. Thomas Howell of The Outsiders,
  • Veronica Cartwright, star of Alien, Flight of the Navigator, and The Right Stuff,
  • catching up with Ian Ziering,
  • a crazy free Alice Cooper signing,
  • the great Bob Newhart,
  • a preposterous ransom to meet Ringo Starr,
  • Rhode Island Comic Con 2015 and meeting Transformers voice acting gods Peter Cullen and Frank Welker,
  • also meeting Michael Keaton, Keanu Reeves, and Wendi McLendon-Covey,
  • Ricky Steamboat and the infamous Randy Savage cup of coffee promo,
  • video of vignette when Steamboat “lost his voice”
  • and David Spade joking about the Sandler CDs and PCU.

David Spade book signing in NYC, October 26, 2015

Supernatural NJ Con in Secaucus, NJ, September 27, 2015

New York Comic Con Weekend in NYC, October 7-11, 2015

Chiller Theatre Weekend in Parsippany, NJ, October 23-24, 2015

Alice Cooper in East Hanover, NJ, October 23, 2015

Rhode Island Comic Con in Provience, RI, November 7, 2015

The Big Event IX Wrestling Con in East Flushing, NY, November 14, 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 220

posted on Jun 25, 2013 | Comments (1)

The Paunch Stevenson Show episode 220

In this episode:

  • AMC/Sony Loews theater in Wayne, NJ,
  • Rob attending the Paul McCartney concert at Barclay’s Center, Brooklyn, NY,
  • old people doing drugs,
  • pointless camera policy,
  • Mike Masse playing with former members of Boston (video),
  • Ian Ziering is now a male exotic dancer,
  • Steven Seagal is a Russian traitor,
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger appearing in upcoming sequels Terminator 5, King Conan, and Triples,
  • the Italian Ramones,
  • Jeff Garlin gets arrested,
  • By The Way, In Conversation with Jeff Garlin, Jeff’s podcast,
  • our review of Star Trek Into Darkness (2013),
  • multiple explicit similarities to Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan,
  • Benedict Cumberbach is a sober Alan Rickman,
  • ripping off Demolition Man,
  • Khan backstory and the Genesis device,
  • references to Star Wars,
  • J.J. Abrams wanting all original Trek merchandising to be ceased,
  • Star Trek/X-Men crossover comics,
  • Microsoft back tracks on their DRM requirements for Xbox One,
  • Microsoft execs calling customers cry babies,
  • and the Bally Astrocade.

Pictures from the Paul McCartney’s Out There concert June 8, 2013 in Brooklyn, NY:
Paul McCartney Out There tour, Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY, 6/8/13
The New, New Monkees

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Episode 214

posted on Feb 28, 2013 | Comments (1)

The Paunch Stevenson Show episode 214

In this episode:

  • Stan Lee’s Rants on You Tube,
  • Lou Ferrigno and Steven Seagal training a posse of criminals to guard schools,
  • thoughts on Once Upon Atari,
  • wacky Tod Frye and Atari’s lucrative game compensation package,
  • Howard Scott Warshaw acting like Indiana Jones,
  • Rick Maurer fitting 100+ variations of Space Invaders on one 2600 cartridge,
  • Playstation 4 unveiling,
  • MC Hammer gets arrested for unknown reasons,
  • laptop computer sweater sock,
  • Umberto of Naples, ventriloquist on 1990s NJ Suburban Cable public access (video),
  • our video game ideas from 25 years ago,
  • lousy and obscure Atari computer games,
  • was there really a Birdman’s Alley?,
  • repairman purposely breaking a Sylvania console television in the 1980s,
  • and Alec Baldwin vs. Shia LeBeouf.

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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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