Saturday Morning Cartoon: She-Ra

Saturday Morning Cartoons!

Our cartoon of choice this week is She-Ra! This was one of Maddy’s favorite shows growing up. She originally thought He-Man was an extension of the She-Ra universe, and we’ll go with that.

Rebel gone good and He-Man’s equal, She-Ra was a huge icon in the 80’s, and honestly a game changer for cartoons featuring a female action hero. It also featured a fabulous cast of characters sporting some very interesting clothing choices.

Let’s Watch 2 Movies – The Big Sick

Maddy and Mary Ellen return with a new pairing: two romcoms about two comedians, starting with The Big Sick this week and Obvious Child next week. We loved this movie, and we spend a long time telling you why in this episode, but we also point to some of the criticisms written about it. One article that we refer to in the episode is Imran Siddiquee’s “Why Are Brown Men So Infatuated With White Women Onscreen?” (…Mv9aa#.gsnaVXWLL). Give that a read! Then circle back and listen to the rest of our analysis on how this movie navigates themes of forgiveness, learning how to communicate, and saying goodbye forever (but maybe not forever).

P.S. Maddy’s audio is kinda staticky at a couple points in this episode, and she did her best to edit around it. She should probably not have bought a used audio mixer on Amazon, but it was cheaper. Forgive us our empty wallets? Thanks <3

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Ryan TV – CT Horrorfest 2017 – Zombie Laser Tag (Tape 17)


Ryan becomes part of the undead as a part of Evidence of Evil’s zombie laser tag at CT Horrorfest. See what the zombies are up to in between laser tag rounds.

The Mutant Ages – The Archangel Monologues


This excerpt is from a piece we call “The Archangel Monologues”, performed by Maddy and Ryan on their podcast, the Mutant Ages.

Archangel is a fallen death angel, an empty shell of who he was. We know because we read his online blog.

Ryan TV – Heady September 2017 (Tape 16)

Get ready for some feel good vibes!

Ryan goes behind-the-scenes in his vlog of September’s HEADY event by Awake Productions at Pacific Standard Tavern in New Haven, Connecticut! Heady is a monthly event where nightlife meets community. Every first Saturday of the month, Mizeyesis, Love Tribe and Awake Productions brings HEADY to Pacific Standard Tavern.

The Mutant Ages – X-Men: The Animated Series – Days of Future Past (Part 2)

Who’s the TRAITOR? Senator Kelly is DEAD! (Sort Of)

Ryan and Maddy check out the second half of X-Men: The Animated Series’ adaptation of Days of Future Past, and it’s a lot stronger than Part 1. This episode smooths over the rough edges of Bishop and Wolverine’s future together, plus it solidifies the threesome between Bishop, Wolverine and Gambit. And by “solidifies,” we mean, “it’s not canon, but come on. Just watch that poker scene!”

Anyway, this episode manages to juggle its many plot-lines and characters with ease. The only part we don’t like is the Blob. We talked about his portrayal in Pryde of the X-Men, and we don’t like it here either.

X-Men Spotlight: Senator Kelly

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We are on vacation!

There will be no new releases this week. We will be back with a new Mutant Ages on September 12th!

Gifio7 – Episode 2 – Space Crash

Gifio7 is a re-release of Maddy and Ryan’s very first podcast from many years ago. This was way before Insomniacs in the Morning, and possibly before Atomic Blue Productions existed as a production team. The quality of the podcast is low, as it was recorded off of Skype. In this show, Ryan and Maddy re-read old science fiction stories that Ryan wrote as a 13-year-old, the stories being the predecessor to GENO. The concept of re-reading old stories and laughing at them eventually evolved into our Throwback Theater.

This episode picks up where the last one left off. Our heroes, if you can call them that, are speeding toward another space ship and preparing for impact. Things are about to get even weirder, as one of the aliens has the power to summon a terrifying rainbow man. We’re still unsure of what or who that is, but it’s a thing.

Please enjoy this bonus podcast, and laugh with Ryan and Maddy way back in the day!

Ryan TV – NYC Trip 2015 (Tape RW-5)

We bring the nerdy shopping spree to NYC!

Ryan and Katie take to the streets (and stores) of NYC, a place of significance to their teenage stories now being read on their podcast, Warcraft Valley. It’s mostly toy stores, running across streets, and a terrifying Elsa in Times Square trying to take their souls.

The Mutant Ages – X-Men TAS: Days of Future Past (Part 1)

This week, Maddy and Ryan watch Part 1 of X-Men: The Animated Series’ adaptation of Days of Future Past, and we get amped up about Wolverine’s butt. Even more than usual. You know who else is amped about Wolverine’s butt? Bishop! According to us.

The X-Men: TAS adaptation of Days of Future Past moves fast and takes some shortcuts through comic book canon. In this episode, Bishop acts like a total jerk and makes a bunch of impulsive mistakes, but is that really so different from his comic book incarnation? Ryan says no. Maddy ends up agreeing, but at the end of the episode, she still makes the case that Bishop has potential as a character and deserves more. More of Wolverine’s butt! But also better-written stories, and maybe even one of those Netflix shows or something.

X-Men Spotlight: Bishop