Saturday, December 29, 2012

Episode 220 - Rebuild of DELTA, part twelve

Episode 220: Rebuild of DELTA, part twelve

Destroy the Angel of Death for everlasting peace!

After all the Invadors, all the beer-drinking, all the pro-wrestling, all the toad elevating, all the buying computer games by long-defunct companies, all the repetition, all the exposition, all the synch tests, all the talking about how special John is, all the filler, all the recording of albums, all the attacks by vengeful schoolmates, all the random duplication of Charles, all the forced dialogue, all the sudden scene changes, all the ordering from restaurant menus, all the nonsense backstory, all the inadvertent homoerotic undertones, all the self-congratulation, all the pointless fights and all the beating up on ex-girlfriends comes... the fight scene.

Riffers: Dan, Rebecca Bartley, Tsuneo Tateo and Rick R. Mortis
Written by: Zogster and Rick R.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Episode 219 - Rebuild of DELTA, part eleven

Episode 219: Rebuild of DELTA, part eleven

I blew up a planet and wiped out an entire sentient species. Given the choice, I would gladly and happily do it again.

So this is it. The chapter we've been dreading since the word go, and with good reason. There's no drinking beer, synch tests or bonking Asuka. This time it's serious business, and there is no business more serious then block exposition. That's right; massive slabs of text one after another, each one more incoherent and nonsensical than the last. Watch as Evangelion is re-written with absolutely no regard to its original content, themes, concepts or anything else in a way that not only contradicts the source material but often contradicts what the fic wrote a page earlier! In the end, you'll be begging for it to stop, but then the record deal comes along and you'll be begging for it to start again!

Riffers: Dan, Rebecca Bartley, Tsuneo Tateo and Rick R. Mortis
Written by: Zogster and Rick R.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Episode 218 - Robotech Defenders #2

Episode 218: Robotech Defenders #2

For advanced Precursor aliens, they really didn’t think this plan through.

Robotech Defenders was cut back from its planned three issues to only two, which speaks volumes about the sort of material we're dealing with here. The result manages to be even more of a mess then the first third, er, half, as more and more plot elements are introduced at a break-neck pace which stops only for more truly stumping block exposition. Somebody dies (and nobody cares) as the eldritch abominations unleash their completely pointless master plan resulting in the robots taking control of the comic and the everyone else wondering if their dead colleague was the lucky one. Plot-holes abound as the story gallops towards the inevitable and horribly rushed conclusion resulting in a mess that nobody would ever speak of or acknowledge again! It's everything you love about the eighties, only not!

Riffers: Rebecca Bartley, Natasha Isavia, Matt Simmons and Rick R. Mortis
Written by: Rick R

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Episode 217 - Rebuild of DELTA, part ten

Episode 217: Rebuild of DELTA, part ten

Watch Charles destroy an entire army with a single shot.

With the destruction of planet DELTA, you’d think that there wouldn’t be much left for Delta Invasion to blow up. However, as always the series continues to surprise us by not only having yet another Invador Attack, but going even further! After years of sitting back and doing nothing while Gendo screws up all their plans, SEELE decides to finally take a pro-active response which, in this case, amounts to closing the gate after the horse has bolted, run off cross-country, joined a heard of wild horses and started grazing on federal land. However, they failed to account for the most terrifying weapon in NERV’s arsenal: A lone computer programmer on a holiday. All this plus pro-wrestling!

Riffers: Dan, Rebecca Bartley, Tsuneo Tateo and Rick R. Mortis
Written by: Zogster and Rick R.