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Dr. Sheena C. Howard illuminates the room and the geek universe with her new book BLACK COMICS: POLITICS OF RACE AND REPRESENTATION and its focus on the little talked about genre of black comic strips.
Comic book creator/screenwriter/man about everything BRANDON EASTON aka A Tribble Called Quest phones in from the Left Coast with insight, opinions and righteous indignation on the falsehood that is Mighty Avengers, Star Trek into WTF? and other musings! A truly fun conversation despite the technical hiccups! PLUS - Black Tribbles T-Shirt News YOU HAVE TO HEAR!
Check out THE TWO BRANDONS podcast @ http://www.buzzsprout.com/10132
First Ms Joshi, Trevor and DJ Cerebus from Gtown Radio's LesBe Real show come on to promote their special kind of geekness then all hell breaks loose when Heather and Yvonne of Full On Nerd set their sights on destroying zombies, punk sheriffs, family and bloody kisses. Plus WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING Call Of Duty: Ghosts, Samurai Champloo, Louis Logic, Taste O' Philly and 73 million dollars happened.
Afrofuturistic tales inspired by the late Octavia Butler and delivered to you by their incredible authors (and a couple of stellar storytellers Presenting NINJA FISHING by Lisa Bolekaja, SPIRIT WARRIORS: A MOTHER'S MILK by Adanze Asante, OUTCASTS by Valjeanne Jeffers, TABLATURE by Naila Mattison and INSEM NATION by Ras Masramani
Jarvis Sheffield, creator of the venerable Black Science Fiction Society, helps navigate the off-kilter and off putting waters of Black Horror flicks through the years - from Bones w Snoop Dogg to any movie starring Ving Rhames. Visit and join www.blacksciencefictionsociety.com
And WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING, Mega Ran: Random Lyricism, Serenada Schizophrana and Diva, Dames & Daredevils happened.
Sirs BARRON ROBERT BELL (Radio Free Amerika) and ROBERT JEFFREY THE SECOND (Route 3) break from tea time in California and Georgia respectively to guide us through the tapestry of the TERMINUS MEDIA UNIVERSE. Then Randy and Len get in heated debate about DC Comics' lack of vision feature film-wise and WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING Curiosity Space Rover, Watson and Holmes, Batman The Brave & The Bold for Wii, Brainbusters and The Awesomes happened.
The Black Tribbles welcome celebrity lawyer DEB RAINEY and BLAQUE of G-town Radio's FOR THE PEOPLE to help select G-town Radio's OFFICIAL LIST OF THE TOP TEN ABSOLUTELY BEST BLACK FILMS OF ALL-TIME! Somewhere along the way between and betwixt the near-blows of Deb and Kennedy, a fun @$$ show emerged. Plus - WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPIN': Cassadaga, The Foreign Exchange, Invasion America and Fiona Staples happened.
FOR THE PEOPLE - law in plain language - is available @ http://forthepeople.podomatic.com/
LI SUMPTER of MythMedia Studios (aka Trickster Tribble) ably sits in for the vacationing Storm Tribble to help review & preview the past/upcoming season of AMC's hit horror drama THE WALKING DEAD and pontificate on its effect on the American public and its commentary on our apocalyptic future.
Okay, we had some more to say about the 101 Best Written list from the WGA, some astronomical musings, a little smack, the World's Finest quarrel and assorted other stuff.
Be advised the recording SKIPS so you miss some of the John Belushi vs Jim Belushi convo; sorry!
After a heated debate over the merits of Marvel's Agents of SHIELD, the Tribbles settle down for a Philly meets Trenton by way of Cali confab with Titmouse Inc creator CHRIS P whose rise from t-shirts to Adult Swim was filled with f-bombs, s-snacks and sweet days with Shannon.
Check out Titmouse's latest offering - PINCHED by David Vandervoort - on Itunes @ https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/pinched/id702703670
We review Marvel's Agents of SHIELD, questions the merits or lack thereof in debuting Wonder Woman to feature films within the Man of Steel sequel and chat with Julian Chambliss & Tom Donaldson about THE AGE OF HEROES: ERA OF MEN before dissecting the life of an author with GEMINI AND THE BLACK STONE writer Johanna Nimley.
The comic book industry is called out by Kennedy (and some internet articles) for dismissing a sizable portion of their audience by their continuing sexist approach to female superhero attire and depictions and the discussion/debate that ensues on air is not to be missed.
The Tribbles return with a new season and a new name - BLACK TRIBBLES PRIME - and new swag via Black Tribbles T-Shirts @ Black Action Tees and a fresh look at remakes in cinema, television and music.
Order your Black Tribbles Tees - in SIX delicious flavors and every size imaginable - at http://www.blackactiontees.com/collections/black-tribbles
There are certain things in the course of a life - movies, people, items, TV shows, songs - that the worldwide consensus has certified above reproach, 7 cuts above the rest, totally not to be f'd with; in fact, they are THE UNF@CKWITHABLES: Bruce Lee, Jim Brown, Air Force Ones sneakers, Tron, Pam Grier...Toilet Paper?
We visit Brandon Perlow, writer Karl Bollers and artist Rick Leonardi of New Paradigm Studios' WATSON AND HOLMES comic series for a spotlight on the genre bending detective book then we launch into the TOP TEN SIDEKICKS of all-time and a handful of really lame ones to boot!
Visit www.newparadigmstudios.com to learn more about WATSON AND HOLMES
Randy aka SuperTribble makes his Tribbles² debut with a memorable list of TV Cops of Days Begone but not surprisingly, its BatTribble who plays the nostalgia game with special guest Chris Alexander aka Judo Tribble while Kennedy tries to keep Spider-Tribble up straight.
Almost every half decent action flick released 1980 to 1989 gets some love including Big Trouble in Little China, RoboCop, Total Recall; even The Octagon! But who ever thought anyone's list of the Top Ten Action Films of the 80s would include...Masters of The Universe?
Everything you thought you knew about geeks gets turned on its ear by The Tribbles and special guest JEFF MACH (The Geek Creation Show, Geek Kink, Wicked Fair) who delights in shredding outdated geek myths and tearing down the institution of Big Bang Theory. Then hear exactly how Hellboy and Darth Vader would sound like in a battle of wills.
[SPOILER ALERT -- we go IN on the movie after the first few minutes so consider yourself warned] Hugh is a JACKed MAN in director James Mangold's internationally flavored popcorn summer flick and The BatTribble is amazed at how much that means to Kennedy aka Storm Tribble.
In this corner we have Brandon, The Fighting Tribble repping for disillusioned True Blood fans everywhere and in this corner we have Exotic Tribble aka Robyn aka life-long True Blood devotee. And in THIS corner we have Jay and Len turning one 'ugly baby' reference into radio gold. Enjoy the best and last episode of The AfterBite.
Local cosplayers Brandon and Christine sit in to give a peek into the world of the cosplayer: why simple just doesn't gut it, who gets respect and why, the money for and in the costumes and more plus we zip thru the coolest and worst Superhero costumes ever. AND we decide if Batman is in fact a superhero or a vigilante.
Robin - The Exotic Tribble - comes into the WURD studios to defend HBO's True Blood, preach about the book series' originality and genre melding and plead her case for removing The Afterbite from the chopping block. Does she and episode 4 of season 6 succeed where few Tribbles dare to go?
BBC Radio celebrated the 50th anniversary of Superman in 1988 with an original radio drama putting the Man of Steel before a jury for crimes against humanity and the prosecutor is Lex Luthor. With cameos by Jimmy Olsen, Lois Lane and even Adam West, this is a must-hear for Clark-ophiles everywhere.
In what may prove to be the final episode of THE AFTERBITE, the Tribbles review S6:E3 of HBO's True Blood and find the show wanting, too say the least. SO much so, that an errand phone call from Ohio sparks more interest in a disinterested BatTribble than any fang produced this evening.
SHANNON NEWBY, producer/director of Heavy Sedation, joins the Tribbles in listing influential black films that everyone - EVERYone - should see including good debate on Spike Lee, Cooley High, The Last Dragon, The Watermelon Man, John Singleton, Love Jones, Tyler Perry and more.
HEAVY SEDATION, Shannon's groundbreaking PBS sci-fi comedy series from early 2000s, debuts the entire series in one gorgeous set on DVD in stores and everywhere July 16th but you can get yours NOW @ www.outthehouse.com
Erik and Len welcome the Lady Jaz aka Mrs. Mack aka Phoenix Tribble into the studio along with a fidgety Gizmo Tribble to introduce The Afterbite, our new recap/review series of HBO's premiering sixth season of TRUE BLOOD.
FYI - WURD Internet stream hiccuped about the 15-16 minute mark; good jokes were lost but only 2 of content. Sorry
In celebration of 75 years of red-caped wonder, Black Tribbles kick off the SUMMER OF SUPES, a weekly audio festival running June thru August featuring Superman exploits from radio, stage and vinyl!
We premiere our series with CLAN OF THE FIERY CROSS, a controversial episode from the 1940s Adventure of Superman radio series. Featuring Bud Collyer as SUperman/Clark Kent.
The Black Tribbles invaded WIZARDWORLD 2013, the biggest comic convention in Philly, this past weekend and came away with great interviews with new sci-fi author Cerece Rennie Murphy and the real life captain of Starfleet's USS SOVEREIGN. We discover that POWER COMIX don't know cheesesteaks! Plus, BRAD GUIGAR of the webcomic Evil-Inc (seen daily in our Daily News) has the evilest beard this side of Snidely Whiplash! Plus, we visit Andre Bennett aka Tribble Thirteen and learn about the Professional Rock-Paper-Scissors League.
If a curse word gets out on terrestrial radio and no one hears it...is it offensive? YOU BE THE JUDGE as the Tribbles uncover their lost Memorial Day tribute to Star Trek's Red Shirts from the WURD tapes to reveal a foul-mouthed blitzkrieg of frustration from the BatTribble directed @ his radio superiors.
The show's final minutes have been shaved off but you ain't miss nothing but the outro!
Why oh why did 'The Godfather' have to be a trilogy? Who thinks 'The Lord of The Rings' saga is better than the heart of 'Toy Story'? The Tribbles let Z Tribble and the first Tribble named by our Tribble Designator app (courtesy of Kevin aka 8Ball Tribble) join in the fun, lively debate.
After a lively re-debate on the merits and demerits of Star Trek Into Darkness, the Tribbles leap into an examination of the African-American soldier's portrayal in comic books through the prism of Frank Miller and Dave Gibbons' MARTHA WASHINGTON series and the timeless TRUTH saga by Kyle Baker and the late Robert Morales.
Sit right back and hear the story of ULTRAMAN and the amazing giant robot series of the 60s and 70s from your Tribbles and worldwide DJ supreme, Skeme RIchards, but not before actor JOSEPH GATT aka Lando Tribble calls in for Kennedy's take on Star Trek Into Darkness.
Just chill out with your Black Tribbles as we meet two of the Facebook crew FULL-ON NERD, Rashid Ghaffaar and John Baker, plus long-time Tribble friend Zarle as we dig into Robert E Howard, HP Lovecraft, Superman, Wonder Woman, the Matrix, Blazing Saddles, Jean Claude Van Dam PLUS The Tribbles rap (actually Randy raps and we all say lines that rhyme).
The awestruck gasps by the Tribbles during the show are brought to you by the insanely manic musings and insightful witticisms of time-traveling mavens Cecily & Gwendolyn (Kelly Jennings and Karen Getz) who really dig their heels into the Tardis when talk turns to Star Trek Into Darkness.
Check them out @ http://www.cecilyandgwendolyn.com
The Black Tribbles join with Gabriel Bryant of G-town Radio's Stepping Into Tomorrow and Rasheedah Phillips of the AfroFuturist Affair to present original tales of afrofuturism from some of the genre's upcoming and brightest stars. Musical landscape provided by DJ Aura of G-town Radio's Places and Spaces.
SUNSHINE PATRIOTS by Bill Campbell
CULLING THE HERD by Carla Stephens
DEBRIS by Kiini Ibura Salaam
HOUSE OF HOLOGRAMS by Alex Smith
THE CONVENTION by Rasheedah Phillips
The Black Tribbles join with Gabriel Bryant of G-town Radio's Stepping Into Tomorrow and Rasheedah Phillips of the AfroFuturist Affair to present original tales of afrofuturism from some of the genre's upcoming and brightest stars. Musical landscape (and closing extended mix) by DJ Aura of G-town Radio's Places and Spaces
RITES OF PASSAGE by Balogun Ojetade
GRANDMERE'S SECRET by Valjeanne Jeffers
TAKING WING by Rorie Still
GROWTH by Warren Longmire
HOW THE CARTERS GOT THEIR NAME by Tenea Johnson
"And His Watch Is Done" is the fitting title for S3: E4 of Game of Thrones as three men have their arrogance and despicable behaviors come back to haunt them in excruciating fashion, the Men of the Knights Watch reach a boiling point and the House of Strongbow stakes its claim in fire.
Due to unfortunate technical difficulties, the first 20 minutes of the show were lost. Sorry.
Theon goes on the "Walk of Punishment" in S3: E3 of Game of Thrones but its Jamie Lannester who gets it in the end. And we have another call from an old favorite who sparks ideas for future shows.
Theme music brought to you by DJ Rozroz; check him out on Facebook and YouTube; EPIC mash-ups!
Its jam-packed! We talk with ASHLEY NUNES of Syfy's Robot Combat League about Team Steampunk and her awesome geekness, then its onto PHiladelphia Weekly's SHEENA LESTER for some retrospective on Wesley Snipes and the Next? Black Action Star; we go hometown for April's McDuffie Report with artist ERIC BATTLE and somewhere along the way the night is interrupted by someone..could it be SATAN? Hmmmmm?
Episode 2 of the third season of HBO's Game of Thrones - Dark Wings, Dark Words - catches us up with the rest of House Stark plus fun with Jaime Lannester and Brienne. Theme music - a riveting mash-up of James Brown with the GofT opening - brought to you by DJ Rozroz; check him out on Facebook and YouTube; EPIC mash-ups!
Fresh off a star making turn on Cinemax's Banshee, JOSEPH GATT - the stylish bald mountain of muscle from across the pond - delights the audience with tales of childhood awkwardness, tea with 'Tony' Hopkins, being Kratos of Gods of War, chalky white booty, the beginnings of the best relationship ever and is adorned with the most ironic Tribble designation of them all.
Its the final bracket for all the marbles and then we go right into the Championship Rounds! Tension is building to a crescendo inside the squared circle
"This Sorrowful Life" proves to be a redemptive episode for Merle, wonderfully acted by Michael Rooker, who also proves to be the one person to whom Michonne (equally well portrayed by Danai Gurira) can show another side of herself. Also look for the continuing development of Darryl (Norm Reedus) in a tense blood-filled appetizer for the season finale.
KRISTY GUEVARA-FLANAGAN intrigues with the documentary WONDER WOMEN! The Untold Story of the American and we kick off The McDuffie Report with a visit from ALITHA MARTINEZ, the superstar artist behind Archie Comics' revitalized The New Crusaders. PLUS, Alitha tells how and why Raven of The Teen Titans should defeat Hellboy in the Calgary bracket of the 8bitX Superhero March Madness! Superheroine
DO NOT ADJUST YOUR PODCAST - Due to technical errors, there was no recording of Dead Tribbles Talking V; we apologize for the inconvenience because it was a really good show.
Its another 'Let's Count The Ways Andrea is Dumb' episodes of The Walking Dead and The Tribbles go at her neck but its broken up affectionately and hilariously by a lady from Olney with a recipe for success. Special guest - Malika aka Lola Tribble and commentary by Li 'Trickster Tribble' Sumpter of the Escape Artist Initiative.
Just in time for the annual college b-ball tradition of the NCAA Bracket Tournament comes the Tribbles with WORLDWIDE WRESTLING MARCH MADNESS - 64 of the all-time best are pitted mano-o-mano in the square circle! But first the illustrious Selection Committee of BatTribble and Tribble Nation wrestling-aholics Calvin (Bear Tribble) and Jamaal (Chubby Tribble) and Dax (soon to be a historic Tribble) must select and SEED the combatants!
Super illustrator/grafx artist DAVE PERILLO sits in with The Tribbles for a wonderfully trippy romp thru the world of 80-90s cartoon giant DIC Entertainment that showers love & hate on Inspector Gadget, name checks Arsenio Hall and leaves little baby DICs all over the studio.
Check out Dave's amazing work @ montygog.blogspot.com
Kennedy unleashes software engineer LESLIE CHAPMAN and PhD candidate AMALIRIS GONZALEZ unto the Tribble Nation with hilarious empowering results but all bow with reverence before the esteemed astronomer JARITA HOLBROOK who - even while on a phone from Capetown, South Africa - demonstrates how to be a lady, one of the boys and down for whatever whatever...Great show!
The Tribbles ruminate on the table setting of the "I AIN'T A JUDAS" episode of The Walking Dead and its revelations regarding Andrea's place in the impending war between the prison and Woodbury then get into Oscar chatter and praise of a sort for Cinemax's BANSHEE.
SANDRA ANDINO and EVELYNE LAURENT-PERRAULT of Taller Puertorriqueño talk up the bond of history and DNA shared by Africans and Latinos, the story of Arturo Schomburg and what children today can take away from the Ultimate Spider-Man. But can they teach BatTribble to roll that tongue properly?
Who would choose from DC Comics to date STORM? Who from Marvel is worthy of WONDER WOMAN? Who has more notches on their billy club - DAREDEVIL or NIGHTWING? And who gave ROGUE her baby? We have a good ol' time playing SuperHero Matchmaker and so much more. SWAKHAMMER!!!
SPOILER ALERT: DO NOT LISTEN UNTIL YOU WATCH
The Tribbles let Kennedy join in on the fun dissecting the weak-ish mid-season opener of The Walking Dead - THE SUICIDE KING (FYI - the stream cuts off/on 2-3 times mid way thru the show; nothing super significant lost but is choppy for couple minutes; sorry )
The Tribble Nation shares their stories of loneliness, rebellion and ultimate acceptance in heartfelt essays and phone calls about the geeky youths and we anoint new Tribbles and a new wrestling hold into our quirky lexicon. Swackhammer be praised!
Being born under a lucky star as the seventh son of a seventh son, a charlatan and a hard-up dreamer become extremely wealthy after a chance encounter.
Return with us to November 19, 1980 for another episode in this great radio drama's history with stars Robert Dryden, Evie Juster, Bryna Raeburn and Norman Rose. Written by Sam Dann. Narrated by E.G. Marshall.
Continuing the trend of blending genres to medium results, WARM BODIES - the best-selling young adult horror romance by Isaac Marion, gets the feature film treatment we saw coming a mile away. Do the intriguing ideas of the book translate to a winning movie? Erik and Jay say yes and no.
During an on-going investigation into the activities of a cheating spouse, Scotland Yard is assisted by the creative Charles Dickens.
Black Tribbles presents another CBS Radio Mystery Theater episode, from January 28 1982 and featuring the work of Paul Hecht, Earl Hammond, Robert Kaliban and Tudi Wiggins; written by James Agate Jr.
A family living at the heart of a remote wilderness is haunted and plagued by a stalking werewolf. Despite the mystery surrounding the strange creature, the children have their own theories as to the real identity of the werewolf.
Black Tribbles present THE WHITE WOLF, another tingling episode of the CBS Radio Mystery Theater, from January 1977
Black Tribbles presents another CBS Radio Mystery Theater installment, from March 1981 - MURDER ON THE SPACE SHUTTLE with Velita Gray, Gordon Heath, Paul Hecht and Gilbert Mack; hosted by E.G. Marshall: In this outer space murder mystery, the legendary Sherlock Holmes meets the equally famous Buck Rogers.
A grandfather clock is the central piece in this gruesome and morbid tale. A young couple from Pennsylvania pick up a grandfather clock at an estate sale to give to the local minister. What they do not know is that the malfunctioning time piece does more than tell time, it is actually a gateway to the demon world.
Originally broadcast Feb 26, 1979, the eerie tones E.G. Marshall invite you to be regaled by the talents of Patricia Elliott, Sam Gray, Tony Roberts and Joan Shay.
A move from the countryside to town leaves a retired lady prey to a cat named Evil and a young girl who forcefully moves in with her!
Originally broadcast January 15 1974, return to the eerie days of 70s radio suspense, featuring the acting of Joan Loring, Gilbert Mack and hosted by the venerable E.G. Marshall.
Philadelphia Weekly's STEPHEN SEGAL returns with comic book author JARED AXELROD and young adult sci-fi author E.C. MYERS in tow along with RASHEEDAH PHILLIPS of The AfroFuturist Affair to help craft the next chapter in the story of Luke Skywalker, The Republic and the Sith. Somewhere in the midst, Len and Jay grab hold of the Dark Saber and it all goes down the black hole to grand effect!
Master Tribble leads the crew o a exercise figuring out the best way to survive the apocalypse; what do you with 24 hours left to live? The Tribble Nation stands up and is heard en masse on a excellent episode. Shout out to Yoda Tribble, Kung Fu Tribble, McCoy Tribble, Jedi Knight Tribble, Fo Tribble and master toy sculptor Cynic Tribble.
Peter Jackson returns us to what was once amazing in scope, scale and splendor for a taste of the amazingly sharp and clear and the unfortunately expectedly familiar. That's not necessarily a bad thing, though.
The Tribbles welcome television/film critic ZEBA BLAY of Two Brown Girls (http://2brwngrls.tumblr.com) to give historical and hysterical insight into the history of Black Sitcoms on network and cable TV; also find out what Tyler Perry's House of Payne says about our attitudes towards change.
Stephen Segal of the Philadelphia Weekly (aka Time Tribble) and English professor Dr. Hal Halbert (Doctor Tribble) lead Kennedy and the boys on a interesting retrospective into the sci-fi classic THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY and posthumously knight a fallen Tribble.
Tamra Greer of the Urban 30 (urban3zero.com) aka Michonne Tribble and Dave P. aka Tribble Shark join Brandon aka Mud Butt Tribble and Danae aka Donkimus Prime Tribble in helping the crew break down episode 2 of The Walking Dead's 3rd season. UNFORTUNATELY, our wifi signal dropped and the recording stopped halfway thru the show; sorry for the inconvenience. Here is what we salvaged; still informative and entertaining.
BatTribble was a no-show - ALMOST! Kennedy and the crew hold it down at Philly's flyest comic shop/lounge, LOCUST MOON COMICS (34 S. 40th St) and Tribble Nation is with them showing off their Fears, their Gear and their flare for the absurd! Shout out to Tamra 'Urban 30' Greer aka Michonne Tribble for bringing D.C. love to the party!
Peter Weller (Buckaroo Banzai; Robocop) adds to the proud tradition of stellar voice acting under the cowl and DC Entertainment pulls zero punches in this epic DVD release.
It was supposed to be a simple promo visit to G-Town Radio's unhinged daily show, Morning Feed, to hype up the James Bond 50th Anniversary episode of Black Tribbles but it turned into host ED FELDMAN finally getting Kennedy in his studio and loving every minute of it; and Len is an afterthought waiting to be heard. MORNING FEED w/Ed Feldman airs M-F @ 9am on G-Town Radio.
Sonja, Mitch and Dean of Australia's Sci-Fi & Squeam (Joy 94.9FM) join a room full of Tribbles in naming the baddest, sexiest and evilest women ever! The Real Bad Girls Club gets crazy props from Judo Tribble, Kung Fu Tribble, Mud Butt Tribble, Bibble Tribble, Foolkiller Tribble and a certain lady Tribble who snuck into the proceedings and turns the party out!
At the Housewarming of BatTribble and Lola Tribble we meet Blue Moon Tribble, take a strange odyssey with our friend Dax, visit with Storm and Sinister, coronate a King and let Master Tribble run loose every which-a-way! PLUS, we have exclusive karaoke sound form Tavern 222 w/Spider and Master on the mic! Easily the most bizarre AfterDark yet!
After a quick visit with the guys behind the exclusive Ashy Tribble interview on Tom & Tom: Black Like Me, The Tribbles sit down for a great chat with Action Lab Comics' SHAWN PRYOR and the amazing JAMAL IGLE about the successful MOLLY DANGER Kickstarter campaign.
In the premiere ep of our new comic book-centric series, SuperTribble and BatTribble chat with the guys @ Comics & More, PLymouth Mtg to chat about Josh Whedon, Superman and Wonder Woman, Scalped, shout out to Molly Danger and the 'history' of Dick Grayson, Daredevil and Black Widow; with special guest Vanilla Tribble
In response to recent online shenanigans, Kennedy and Randy join a amped up E-Mack and completely unfiltered Len aka Bat Tribble to divulge the heretofore secret but true origin of The Black Tribbles. NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART!
The Tribbles fight off technical difficulties to present a wonder ful season 4 premiere with the authors of GEEK WISDOM: The Sacred Teachings of Nerd Culture and get in some fun Hitchcock talk, Trek chat and Randy-isms only true nerds could love (and we bring up Buckaroo Banzai!)
Remember way-back-when when the record charts were topped by ditties about Plastic Man and Metamorpho? Well, it may have never happened but there's still time as long as we have this forgotten treasure on our iPod time capsules.
The Tribbles let HAL HALBERT aka Doctor Tribble host a very special open forum panel discussion on the portrayal of women in comic books and geek culture; with special guests STEPHEN SEGAL/Philadelphia Weekly, local comic book artists HEATHER LEWIS and YASMIN RAHEEM and music guests ALEXA GOLD w/NAEEMAH (apologies for poor sound quality)
In the premiere episode of Black Tribbles' new iTunes exclusive series, three inebriated Tribbles are joined by three inebriated Tribble fans for a late night Kennedy-birthday wishing, WizardWorld post-gaming, Soul Caliber Cassandra bragging chat fest featuring sincere shout-outs to Doctor Tribble, Knight Tribble and Thirteen Tribble.
The noose grows tight around the neck of the 'Prince of Winterfell' in episode 8 of Game of Thrones, but none of the actual family of the castle are fairing any better. Neither is Storm Tribble who drops a MAJOR SPOILER ALERT near the end of the show and lives to regret it!
A younger Tribble, rapper/cosplayer TRAY DIGGA steps into the squared studio to challenge Jay in Anime Trivia and a dissertation on good/bad anime/video game movies breaks out! And we re-crown a member of the Tribble Nation...we knight thee Mud Butt Tribble! BONUS - Avengers movie roundtable @ Free Comic Book Day, Hannah Horks a Hairball and much more!
A fascinating discussion on the depiction of mythology - greek, Roman, African and beyond - in comic books gives way to the idea of comic books being our modern example of traditional myth-building. And we squeeze out some words for the long awaited and much appreciated sequel to Nicktoons' Avatar: The Last Airbender
The Tribble Nation is strong on this one as Jedi Knight Tribble, Ghost Rider Tribble, Kung Fu Tribble, Fresh Tribble, Old Dirty Tribble and the Notorious T-R-B call-in and join Calvin (Bear Tribble) and Jamaal aka Chunky Tribble with all the usual suspect Tribbles in a rousing jabroni-bashing, rootie-poo smackdown of a - WOO!!! - eletrifying night of premium no holds barred wrestling chatter! Do you smell what Tribble is cooking? Special guest - wrestling phenom, SMOKE!
The head muckedy-muck of Action Labs Entertainment SHAWN PRYOR chats up the indie comic book label's meteoric 1-year rise from obscurity to Eisner nominations, bright Hollywood lights in the future and the case for Rosario Dawson as Wonder Woman. Plus we conclude the AWESOME SUMMER MOVIE PREVIEW with the psychic for dat @$$ - NEGRODAMUS! Oh my, my, my!
The blatant and underlying racism behind the tweets of some so-called Hunger Games directed towards the casting of Black people in key roles (such as Amandla Stenberg as Rue) is examined in profound detail by the Tribbles and Facebook with all-too-familiar results. But in the end, there was...Porn for The Blind.
Kennedy, E-Mack and Len - with ample help from E=MC² Tribble KEITH - dissect, destroy, determine and disagree on The Top 10 Black Sci-Fi Characters, The Top 10 Black Superheroes, The JLA laying a smackdown on The Avengers, Triple H as Lobo, a 7th Avenger and...BEYONCÉ AS WONDER WOMAN?
Special guest fan and local theater director MALIKA 'Lola Tribble' OYETIMEIN gets all up in the glass bubble of Master Tribble aka E-Mack about his hate on Dale and Rick in heated, intense and riveting convo on the latest ep of The Walking Dead,"Judge, Jury, Executioner."
A full house of Black Tribbles countdown the soldiers in the enlarging Tribble Nation, the slept-on factors of The Adventures of TinTin, Kennedy's hurting smile, obscure Japanese horror, Bar-B-Cue Tribbles for an anniversary and blowing on your mate...with love.
Kennedy schools her brother Tribbles on the REAL reasons there isn't a Wonder Woman movie franchise then we go (comic)stripping with RAY (Curtis) BILLINGSLEY and KEITH (The K Chronicles, MAD Magazine) KNIGHT. Visit billingsleyart.com and thekchronicles.com
The studio is packed with Tribbles as R-SON aka Randy aka Super Tribble makes his 2012 in-studio premiere just in time to rundown the 'most dead' people in film, great comic book deaths and sing the praises of Bill Murray and the RZA, Then ANDREW GALATI sings of life as Dead Bread and Jesse Choke brings THE RIGOR MORTIS REVUE (www.riogormortisrevue.com) front and center in their gory, made-up sexy geeky glory!
The Tribbles breakdown the new Superbowl trailers for The Avengers and Amazing Spiderman, Kennedy is revved for GI Joe 2 starring The Rock's 'guns' and we spotlight and read from AFRICAN AMERICAN CLASSICS, a beautiful graphic novel compilation featuring incredible artists such as our guests LANCE TOOKS and AFUA RICHARDSON (please excuse the audio problems present during both interviews)
In the premiere to our new mini-podcast recap and review of AMC's THE WALKING DEAD, the Tribbles revisit the love trainagle of the series so far, Rick and Shane's struggle for leadership and the existence of 'zombies' in the world the show creates. And Kennedy says hello/goodbye to THIS show!
The Black Tribbles welcome G-Town Radio's legal darling DEBRA RAINEY and all her sauciness to give us the 411 on the Stop Online Piracy Act, the facts and myths of the argument, the Megaupload case and Randy aka SuperTribble goes IN on the controversial Rob Liefield. Check out Debra on KICKIN' IT WITH DEBRA RAINEY, The Compassionte Lawyer - Tuesday nights on G-Town Radio, premiering February 14th.
Comic Book blogger DANNY DONOVAN (www.michaeldavisworld.com) reveals the story behind the recent cancellation of DC Comics' STATIC SHOCK; plus, MAURICE REVELL of the RockOutKid Skateboard Clothing Company (www.rockoutkid.com) lends his expertise to help The Tribs select THE ONE COMIC BOOK COVER FOR A T-SHIRT.
The Tribs are joined by Frankie 13's very own ANDRE BENNETT (www.frankiethirteen.com) for fun comic book talk on Green Arrow, DC Comics new logo and Affirmative Action for minority characters before the clock strikes and the Black Tribbles sit before the nonsensical time lord DOCTOR WHO.
Kennedy and E-Mack show up late to the party but right on time for the announcing of The Tribs rolling with 2GuysTalking Podcast Network www.2guystalking.com, the premiere of their subscription exclusive feature TRIBBLIN' BITS (with a special live demo) and a fun countdown of the TOP FIVE EVERYTHING in 2011. All that, Randy calls down from on-high with praise for Aquaman.
The SuperTribble, Randy aka R-SON, is in for a rare studio appearance to wax nostalgically about Wu-Tang, The Last Emperor, Tony Stark, the academics of Jay Z, the Source, Kingdom Come, Ed Brubaker, Batman and ALL of the connections between HIP HOP AND SUPERHEROES
The Tribs journeyed to the 2011 New York Comic Con to talk up some of the colorful cosplayers. Plus, we step into Plymouth Meeting Mall's Comics & More to wax on about Star Trek, Star Wars and a certain Thunder God with dedicated fan Michael aka Burger Tribble and enjoy personal moments w Kennedy and Randy
Kennedy is forced to ride solo on The Grrl Show but manages to touch on NASA, tractor beams, Wonder Woman, Catwoman, James Bond, Naomi Harris, Janelle Monae, Star Trek Deep Space Nine, Jadzia Dax and we chat with Star Wars: The Clone War's ASHLEY ECKSTEIN and journey into HER UNIVERSE
After an enthusiastic review of both BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY video game and BATMAN: YEAR ONE animated movie, The Tribbles settle into a provocative conversation on African American stereotypes in the horror genre, revisit some creepy moments of their own youth.
The Tribbles open the vault to anoint hallowed status on The Best Fight Scene Ever, The Sexiest Cartoon Character, Best Shootout, The Golden Tribble for Acting (with a surprise winner coming from behind) and we induct the late DWAYNE McDUFFIE into our Panels of Fame.