The Legend of Korra: Balance
Jan25

The Legend of Korra: Balance

[SOEE #80] With the world unbalanced, Korra and her companions struggle to manage the repurcussions from the pendulum-swing back from chaos to order. This time we’re talking about Prince Wu, Kuvira, some old swamp lady, and the rather contentious coupling at the end of the series. In a pinch of nostalgia I went back to the intro from that first Korra show we did all those years back… well two and a half, but it feels like a lot longer. And to close out, the world premier of the trailer for Season 2 of New Century. Joining me once again are my co-host; Sharon Shaw, Daniel Floyd, the voice of Extra Credits, Joshua Garrity of the Cane and Rinse podcast and The Animation Archives, and Jerome McIntosh, now of GameBurst. Next week; the second part of Book 4. New Century Season 2 starts this week so go to iTunes and subscribe there. Be sure to find us, follow us, like us and email us. Facebook: www.facebook.com/digitaldriftuk Twitter: @DigitalDriftUK Email: digitaldriftuk@gmail.com Website: www.digitaldrift.co.uk And if you like the work we put out the best way to support us is going to… The Digital Drift and New Century Patreon: www.patreon.com/newcentury http://schoolofmovies.podbean.com/mf/web/a48txb/50TheLegendofKorra-Book4-Balance.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...

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The Legend of Korra: Change
Jan20

The Legend of Korra: Change

[SOEE #79] The long awaited, much-demanded continuation of the Avatar podcasts is here. We’re releasing four podcasts throughout this month, two each for Books 3 & 4 of The Legend of Korra. It’s the last we’ll see of the series, maybe forever, but certainly for a while, so let’s take our time and enjoy ourselves. Joining me once again after another year I have my now co-host; Sharon Shaw, Daniel Floyd, the voice of Extra Credits, Joshua Garrity of the Cane and Rinse podcast and The Animation Archives, and Jerome McIntosh, now of GameBurst. Duane Griffiths from the previous six episodes couldn’t make it, but sends his regards. In this first part we cover the following themes; Behind the scenes and going digital-only, renewal and rebirth, duty and responsibility, family and frustration, anarchy, freedom and control. Next week; the second part of Book 3. Be sure to find us, follow us, like us and email us. Facebook: www.facebook.com/digitaldriftuk Twitter: @DigitalDriftUK Email: digitaldriftuk@gmail.com Website: www.digitaldrift.co.uk And if you like the work we put out the best way to support us is going to… New Century Patreon: www.patreon.com/newcentury http://schoolofmovies.podbean.com/mf/web/wk46rs/49TheLegendofKorra-Book3-Change.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...

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The Legend of Korra: Spirits
Dec05

The Legend of Korra: Spirits

[SOEE #78] This is the sixth Gonzo Avatar podcast. Previous episodes include…. 1. The Last Airbender 2. The Legend of Aang: Water 3. The Legend of Aang: Earth 4. The Legend of Aang: Fire 5. The Legend of Korra: Air We cover the divisive second season of one of the most talked about and exceptional animated shows ever created. This time round the Miyazaki influence is even more prominent, the animation veers from a little bit sloppy to more breathtakingly beautiful than it’s ever been, there are character and narrative issues, longtime fans still calling foul and love and hate being bent back and forth like so much water and fire. Joining me once again after a year I have Daniel Floyd, the voice of Extra Credits, Joshua Garrity of the Cane and Rinse podcast and The Animation Archives, Sharon Shaw of Do Try This at Home, Jerome McIntosh of GameBurst and from Gonzo Planet, Duane Griffiths. As well as this epic round-table session I have included essay materials from Andy Rodriguez and Nama Chibitty, offering some quite differing perspectives on the overarching saga. Next week: With the release of the audio drama based on my first novel: The Cartographer’s Handbook, the next show will be a spoiler-filled interview with some of the performers and a detailed discussion on how the book and audio were constructed. http://schoolofmovies.podbean.com/mf/web/9yw4kd/158_The_Legend_of_Korra_-_Spirits.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...

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The Legend of Korra: Air
Sep13

The Legend of Korra: Air

[SOEE #77] This is the fifth of the Avatar shows, covering the first season of The Legend of Korra. Major spoilers throughout so we heartily suggest that you not only see the entirety of Korra first but seek out the original series in case you weren’t aware how highly we regard it. Joining me once again to talk about Airbending, extremist solutions, and the challenge of matching the quality and storytelling of the finest animated show ever created, I have Daniel Floyd, Pixar animator and the voice of Extra Credits, Joshua Garrity of the Cane and Rinse podcast and The Animation Archives, and from Gonzo Planet, Sharon Shaw, Jerome McIntosh and Duane Griffiths. Thank you to all our new listeners for your support and questions. You can contact me through the Gonzo Planet website and you should all definitely check out the forums and leave iTunes reviews, Facebook likes and jubilant tweets. Stay tuned to the very end to hear a trailer for Batman: Breakdown an original audio drama I released for episode #90 and maybe the best thing I’ve helped create aside from my daughter. Next week, Gonzo Gaming returns with The 10 Most Important Games of this Generation in Digital Gonzo #100.   http://schoolofmovies.podbean.com/mf/web/2wim6d/99_Avatar_Show_5_-_The_Legend_of_Korra_-_Book_1_-_Air.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...

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The Legend of Aang: Fire
Sep06

The Legend of Aang: Fire

[SOEE #76] This is the fourth of five Avatar shows, covering the third season of this amazing animated series. Once again this episode has spoilers including how the whole thing ends so we don’t recommend you listen until you’ve seen Book 3: Fire and finished The Legend of Aang. Joining me once again to talk about Firebending, ethics and the pressure heaped upon children, I have Daniel Floyd, Pixar animator and the voice of Extra Credits, Joshua Garrity of the Cane and Rinse podcast and The Animation Archives, and from Gonzo Planet, Sharon Shaw, Jerome McIntosh and Duane Griffiths. Next week, The Legend of Korra – Book 1: Air   http://schoolofmovies.podbean.com/mf/web/34q9am/98_Avatar_Show_4_-_Book_3_-_Fire.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...

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The Legend of Aang: Earth
Aug30

The Legend of Aang: Earth

[SOEE #75] This is the third of five Avatar shows, covering the second season of this amazing animated series. Once again this episode has spoilers so we don’t recommend you listen until you’ve seen Book 2: Earth. Joining me once again to talk about Earthbending, a heightened sense of emotional engagement and the most wonderful blind character in all of creation, I have Daniel Floyd, Pixar animator and the voice of Extra Credits, Joshua Garrity of the Cane and Rinse podcast and The Animation Archives, and from Gonzo Planet, Sharon Shaw, Jerome McIntosh and Duane Griffiths. Next week, Book 3: Fire http://schoolofmovies.podbean.com/mf/web/9tf3pc/97_Avatar_Show_3_-_Book_2_-_Earth.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...

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The Legend of Aang: Water
Aug23

The Legend of Aang: Water

[SOEE #74] This is the second of five Avatar shows, covering the first season of this amazing animated series. If you haven’t heard it yet (and that’s unlikely as it’s been the most popular Gonzo episode of all time) then go check out our spoiler-free introduction to the show and movie review first. This episode here has spoilers so we don’t recommend you listen until you’ve seen Book 1: Water. Joining me once again to talk about Waterbending, Frozen Frogs and Koh the Face Stealer I have Daniel Floyd, Pixar animator and the voice of Extra Credits, Joshua Garrity of the Cane and Rinse podcast and The Animation Archives, and from Gonzo Planet, Sharon Shaw, Jerome McIntosh and Duane Griffiths. Next week, Book 2: Earth http://schoolofmovies.podbean.com/mf/web/xyd5jt/96_Avatar_Show_2_-_Book_1_-_Water.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...

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The Last Airbender
Aug16

The Last Airbender

[SOM #55] This is the first of five Avatar shows with more to follow as new Seasons of The Legend of Korra are released. This one serves as an introduction to the series, since my estimate is that 97% of you, my listeners have never had the pleasure of this, maybe the finest animated TV series in the world, and I do not use those words lightly. The Legend of Aang is a story that starts out aimed at kids aged 6-11 but rapidly becomes something far more compelling to all age groups and walks of life. Taking inspiration from eastern mythology and martial arts, but with a fresh, original and very funny energy. Set over three series, which are paced like books, this has the scale of Lord of the Rings and the heart of Toy Story. You will find yourself devouring episodes, hungry for more as it draws towards a conclusion that will leave you breathless. That series won ten major awards and ran from 2005 – 2008 but in an extremely rare instance Nickelodeon green-lit a follow-up series named The Legend of Korra which aired in 2012 and immediately met with massive success. It features gorgeous, animation that surpasses most theatrically released movies and a plot that embraces even more unexpectedly mature social themes than its predecessor. Nickelodeon was so impressed with the feedback, viewing figures and critical response that they recently ordered forty more episodes, a move that made my team here misty-eyed with joy. To put the whole thing in perspective we review in this episode the disastrous, turgid and utterly hated cinematic outing from 2010, directed by M Night Shyamalan. Using it as a foil to explain what they did so wrong with the movie that was done so right on the show. Joining me for this spoiler-free sizzle to convince you of what’s been missing from your life all these years I have Daniel Floyd, Pixar animator and the voice of Extra Credits and Joshua Garrity of the Cane and Rinse podcast and The Animation Archives, presented by Gonzo Planet. Also of Gonzo Planet, my ever-patient wife Mrs Sharon Shaw, anime and comic book fanatic Mr Jerome McIntosh and for one of his very first Gonzo shows, Mr Duane Griffiths. This will be the show order for the upcoming weeks leading up to the epic Gonzo Planet #100. 95. Avatar: The Last Airbender [Movie and Sizzle Show] 96. Avatar: The Legend of Aang, Book 1 – Water 97. Avatar: The Legend of Aang, Book 2 – Earth 98. Avatar: The Legend of Aang, Book 3 – Fire 99: Avatar: The Legend of...

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