"In our inaugural episode, Mark and Dan break down the origins of one of the most successful genres in animated history! From lasers to wizards, Thundarr to Blackstar!
00:00:15 Edgar Rice Burroughs, & post-apocalyptic barbarian.
00:24:14 Mark's News Letters
Episode Duration: 00:29:35
Episode #2 "We have the POWER!!! In part 2 of Sword & Sorcery Mark and Dan break down the cultural phenomenon of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe! We roll into Dungeons & Dragons series.
00:00:16 Sword & Sorcery part 2
00:18:57 Retro-Toy Con Greenville 2019
Total Run Time: 00:34:04
In the 3rd and final chapter of our Sword & Sorcery saga, we join the resistance with She-Ra Princes of Power! We also remember Galtar and the Golden Lance.
00:00:13 We remember She-Ra! Do you remember Galtar..?
00:20:11 Mark's Newsletters - From Wonder to Prince.
Total Run Time: 29:25
Episode 4: "A Tiny Trend" - part one
In episode four we explore the concepts that became A Tiny Trend and how The Smurfs became one of the biggest animation hits of all time.
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00:00:17 Blue in Belgium
00:23:53 Mark’s Newsletters: A Call To Arms
00:30:38 Next Time!
Episode 5: "A Tiny Trend" - part two
"The Snorks ripped off the Smurfs!" WRONG!!! These Saturday morning toons have as much daytime litigation between them as Judge Wapner!
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00:00:14 Green Under the Sea
00:17:56 Jabber on Jabberjaw
00:24:06 Final Thoughts
Ep#6 A History of Violence - part 1
In A History of Violence part 1 we look at the origins of slapstick in cartoons & the darker turn we took during WWII and the beginning of the Cold War.
00:00:15 From Total Laughs to Total War
00:20:26 Peace and War
00:25:10 Sneak Peak – A History of Violence part 2
We take to the sky's as super heroes land on Saturday morning! How did Thunder Talk's Mightiest Avenger slide into the show?
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00:00:14 Punches Without Punching
00:19:23 Mash-ups, the law, and Sexy Thor
00:28:51 Gatchaman or Battle of the Planets
We go from Gatchaman to X-Men as we jump into the 1980's and beyond! Children's television stops
Music in cartoons? Nah, we're talking cartoons that were all about the music! From the first Alvin show and The Archies to The Beatles, Mark rocks and Dan rolls out with Saturday morning's greatest hits. And you know we're all about the Jackson 5! Oh baby, give this episode a chance!
You want your MTV? 1980's children's programming gave it to you. In part 2 of Saturday Morning
Musical Renaissance we explore the dawn of the music video craze, some very animated live action shows, and Jem teams up with Jimi Hendrix! It's truly, truly outrageous!
TOTAL RUNTIME: 00:27:59
In part 3 of Saturday Morning Musical Renaissance we wrap up the 80's and blast all the way into modern day. From Cool Worlds to Steven Universe, the tunes in toons trend shows no signs
"I Can’t Play With You Anymore”
We're taking a break this week to have several very important conversations over on our other show. I
had to confront racism head on in the first grade. Here's a preview of that segment. Listen to my story
on the latest Thunder Talk Podcast!
We're back and digging into Bedrock to discuss Yabba world-building and Dabba Do character arcs with Pebbles & Bamm-Bamm! Wilma! Where's my continuity!?!
00:00:15 The Legend of Joe Rockhead
00:30:31 The First African American Stone Age Family
00:36:05 The Flintstone Kids
TOTAL RUNTIME: 00:37:06
Back to the Flintstones! Perhaps complicated, convolution and chronology better describes this episode. Past, present and future flash back and forth from the Post-Kazoo prime timeline, the Flintstone Kids, and the temporal tragedy of Captain Caveman!
TOTAL RUNTIME: 00:29:18
Celebrities get animated! We begin with an examination of the MGM and Warner Bros. Hollywood satires of the 1930's and 40's to the early age of television when parody became participation. Then we return as guest stars to the town of Bedrock!
TOTAL RUNTIME: 00:30:35
Ditch that bowl of Cocoa Puffs for a bucket of popcorn and the New Scooby Doo movies as we jam the lane with the Harlem Globetrotters! Licensed likenesses and the real deals continue to cross over to the small screen both episodically and in the Saturday Superstar Movies!
TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 24:19
Ep. #16 Tribute to Joe Ruby + Live Action in Animation - Part 3
In this special episode Mark pays tribute and we say goodbye to one of the giants of Saturday morning animation, Joe Ruby. We continue our "Trek" into the live action to animation genre through the 1970's.
TOTAL RUNNTIME: 00:43:00
Remember that episode of Happy Days when the Fonz and gang got lost in time with a traveler from the future? In part 4 we Punky out to Gilligan's Planet with Mork & Mindy while Star Wars and Ghostbusters land on Saturday morning
Ep. #18 Live Action in Animation - Part 5
We have a Tale to tell about ALF while Saturday morning gets a little Rated R with Rambo! SCTV gets a couple of second lives and much, much more!
00:00:25 Just Add "EXTREME"
00:21:35 Pick 'n Save on Spec
00:27:23 The End? …YES!!!
TOTAL RUNNTIME: 00:31:32
Ep# 19 Not PBS Kids part 1 - Censorship! Educational Programming! Degrassi High! In Ep#19 Mark & Dan jump all over the place. From the Lawrence Welk show & the Rural Purge to Action for Children's Television & PBS.
00:00:24 ACT 1
00:17:54 The Rural Purge
TOTAL RUNNTIME: 00:38:15