Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Rider Break! Episode 17: Triumphant Return

Fujioka & Hayami are back to show the new kids how we do it old-school this spring. Igadevil is back and is so excited, he has no clue how to string together a coherent sentence. Fortunately, he has some help from Down Under.

In This Episode: 

 Rider Break! returns for the bajillionth time, utterly failing to produce any new episodes since October 2013! There's reasons, but I don't get into those this week.

 For the first time ever, the show has a guest host! Craig of the Repacked Podcast joins in to discuss the exciting news about Heisei Rider vs. Showa Rider: Kamen Rider Taisen feat. Super Sentai. Primarily this consists of me talking, and him making the episode actually interesting to listen to. Basically, I just recorded and edited down the kind of chats we have every week.

 Various things are touched on, such as the current status of the classic Rider actors, the aging (or lack thereof) of cyborgs, what I like the Kamen Rider name to stand for (most of the time) and the shocking true origin of the Henshin pose! Which I'm sure I've mentioned before somewhere else!

Episodes Notes:

 Music used includes:

"Let's Go!! Rider Kick 2006" by Hiroshi Fujioka (excerpt) Get it on amazon.co.jp
"Sega Saturn, Shiro!" by MoJo (yes, that one)

 As the conversation was recorded via Skype Recorder, it's a bit more muffled than the usual level of audio quality for the latest episodes (but probably better than earlier Rider Break! episodes.) This was my decision as it was just an experiment and something I thought up on the quick. I might stick with this in the future, or try the "everybody records and I edit later" approach like the pros! We'll see.

 This was recorded on Saturday, January 18th, and has now gone on the site a few days later, so it was before the first real trailer hit. I had seen a variation of it in theaters, minus the Rider 1 vs. Gaim bit at the end, and I wasn't sure at the time if Haruto was in the movie or not (he is.) Also, we did indeed record that HJU Radio episode the next day!

 The time-displaced Samurai movie I was trying to think of is called Ghost Warrior in the US, and SF Sword Kill in Japan.

 As we mention more than a few times, check out the Repacked Podcast. I'm on it sometimes!

 My deepest thanks again go to Craig for being a good sport and joining in to keep things flowing. As mentioned, this won't be the last episode to feature a guest or two (or more) though I'm not sure yet of the who's, when's, where's and why's.

 That very-long-delayed Q & A episode will finally be next. Like, hopefully before-the-end-of-the-month next After that, the one I originally planned on being about the last two episodes of Wizard will happen at some point, in greatly expanded form. I'll talk a bit about other upcoming and long-overdue episodes in a future post.


00:00 - Watch those speakers!
04:17 - The actual conversation starts here!
01:14:30-something - I said it would be short!

 Thanks for listening!

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