Hey there, Evil Geeks! We have an absolute Duck-blur of a show for you today since it marks not only the return of The Animated Show, but also we’re talking all things Duck Tales! You may have hear our first Duckburg based podcast waaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyy back in Episode 6 of this podcast, which was all about the original Duck Tales. Today’s gabfest is all about the brand spanking new version of Duck Tales which just premiered on Disney XD last week. It’s Big Evil and Greekimus Prime are joined by C-Mart, Undies of Wondy, and Grand Master Zed to talk about the second coming of one of their favorite toons of all time!
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Growing up as a child of the late 80’s/early 90’s my household was living in a George Lucas haze. My older brother and I couldn’t get enough Star Wars and Indiana Jones. In my mind heroes didn’t come much greater than Henry Jones Jr.
So when I started to think about what kind of pulp sensibility infiltrated my brain at such a young age it only made sense that I linked it to Indiana Jones. That movie series intentionally had all the hallmarks of what pulp is and what it does. I just left it at that for a long time believing that to be the only catalyst for my love of the genre. It wasn’t until the other day though that that all that changed.
Come back in time with me to 1990, will you?
I love Scrooge McDuck. When I was a kid DuckTales was essential Disney Afternoon viewing for me every day when I came home from school. It was that Indiana Jones type of pulpy exotic adventure that I loved, lush locations and d-d-danger (right behind you) all in the name of accumulating more riches. It wasn’t until I was much older that I found out Scrooge was originated in comics going way back to the 1950’s by Carl Barks. After grabbing a smattering of the old issues here and there to test the waters I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it. So I decided to do the only right thing left for me to do an order the first volume of the Carl Barks Library.
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On today’s episode of Transmissions From the Evil Lair, the Brotherhood of Evil Geeks talks up one of the biggest cartoons of the 80’s: the globe-trotting, Disney Adventure Series Duck Tales! On the latest episode we talk Gyro Gearloose as an early hipster, Launchpad McQuack as an Indiana Jones knock-off, and discuss Doofus’ true intentions! We’ll have Mrs. Beakley bring you a latte while you take a relaxing dip in Scrooge’s Money Bin with the Evil Geeks! This episode is brought to you by future summer block-buster “Duckworth Unchained” hitting Evil Theaters in Summer 2014!
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