FMYL 06 - DIVIDE AND CONQUER
January 16th, 2020
Another Chip Chase episode, will Jerzy cry tears of earnest admiration?? Warning: this episode is 72 billion astroseconds long (roughly 90 minutes). Trigger Warning: This episode features a computerized lock.
FMYL 02 - MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE PT 2
December 19th, 2019
Jerzy, Hoover, & another 22 minutes of Transformers that somehow takes about 4 times as long to unpack. But it was the first appearance of Lightningstrike, Sunspot, Partly, and Cloudy, so you have to allow for that.
FMYL 00 - PRIMER
December 5th, 2019
Primer... GET IT?
Jerzy is joined by Hoover as the pair discuss what this podcast is, what it isn't, its alt mode (lamppost), and how it compares and contrasts to other podcasts on this theme. Then, every subsequent …
FOUR MILLION YEARS LATER COMMERCIAL
December 1st, 2019
Starting Thursday December 5th 2019... weekly episodes discussing the original animated series!
Jerzy is joined by Hoover as the pair discuss each and every episode. Tune in December 5th for our "zero episode" / Primer …
TPD 293 - Thrust, Dirge & Ramjet
November 30th, 2019
Concluding my #artsoundoff entries with some thoughts on Thrust, Dirge, & Ramjet, and how the TF series had a more humane approach to army …
TPD 292 - Optimus Primal
November 29th, 2019
The heroic (and emoting) Maximal commander is today's subject.
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TPD 291 - Quickstrike and Runamuck
November 28th, 2019
This time I'm thinking about Transformers with southern accents and how scratching our heads about it breaks the poetry of fiction for kids.
TPD 290 - The Humans
November 27th, 2019
Today I think about some of the human characters from the various Transformers series.
TPD 289 - Dinobot
November 26th, 2019
Possibly one of the greatest Transformers of all time? Certainly one of the greatest character arcs.
TPD 288 - Ratchet (Animated/Prime)
November 25th, 2019
Transformers: Animated and Transformers: Prime's take on the original Autobot medic is the subject of today's entry.
TPD 287 - Starscream (Animated/Prime)
November 24th, 2019
One more look at Starscream, this time through the lens of two later shows--Transformers: Animated and Transformers: Prime.
TPD 286 - Skyfire
November 23rd, 2019
This time I talk about what I took away from Skyfire as a kid and as an adult.
TPD 285 - Waspinator
November 22nd, 2019
Some bad guys are just not-so-good guys mixed up with the wrong crowd. Today I talk about one of the more memorable ones.
TPD 284 - Kup
November 21st, 2019
The avuncular, craggy adviser for Rodimus. I honestly thought I'd be driving a pickup truck that looked like him when I grew up.
TPD 283 - Inferno
November 20th, 2019
This time I talk about the wild giant fire ant who broke (or stretched) some implicit rules of the Transformers franchise.
TPD 282 - Tigatron
November 19th, 2019
Today I talk about the one Transformer who might be a Buddhist.
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TPD 281 - Shockwave
November 18th, 2019
Is he despicably loyal to Megatron or a usurper? 11-year-old Jerzy couldn't make heads or tails of this guy. Current-day-Jerzy thinks he's a vital …
TPD 280 - Blurr
November 17th, 2019
One of my favorite Transformers. The Autobot courier gave 13-year-old Jerzy permission to be nervous.
TPD 279 - The Insecticons
November 16th, 2019
Three Decepticons who practice and demonstrate adaptability and the power in humble goals.
TPD 278 - Rattrap
November 15th, 2019
Leaders can come from anywhere, as this heroic Maximal teaches us.
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TPD 277 - Tarantulas
November 14th, 2019
This time I talk about a new layer of darkness introduced into the Transformers franchise through the evil scientist spider, Tarantulas.
TPD 276 - Powerglide
November 13th, 2019
Today I spend some time talking about a birthday present and a loudmouthed Autobot plane.
TPD 275 - Slapper, Gas Skunk, and Dark Scream
November 12th, 2019
Even bad guys can love each other. That's the lesson I learned from three Robots in Disguise characters I call "The Predacon Brothers."
TPD 274 - Brawn, Huffer, Windcharger, Trailbreaker
November 11th, 2019
Today I break format and talk about several characters in a group--I call them "the old dudes."
TPD 273 - Scourge (RiD)
November 10th, 2019
The evil Optimus from the 2001 Robots in Disguise show is the subject of today's journal entry.
TPD 272 - Omega Supreme
November 9th, 2019
Today I talk about my relationship with the Autobot's last line of defense.
TPD 271 - Megatron (Beast Wars)
November 8th, 2019
Today I finish off my journals on Megatron by talking about my favorite one of the bunch. Yessss...
TPD 270 - Ironhide
November 7th, 2019
This time I talk about the heroic bodyguard of Optimus Prime, who incidentally turned into a mini-van.
TPD 269 - Megatron (G1/RiD/Animated/Prime)
November 6th, 2019
Today I look at how four different animated versions of Megatron struck me as a kid and as an adult.
TPD 268 - Optimus Prime (G1/Prime)
November 5th, 2019
Like I could do a 30 Transformers in 30 days challenge and not talk about Optimus. But this time I compare G1 Optimus to the one from Transformers: …
TPD 267 - Sky- Byte
November 4th, 2019
Today I talk about a flying shark poet Predacon and why he's one of my very favorite Transformers of all time.
TPD 266 - Rodimus Prime
November 3rd, 2019
Today I think aloud about the Autobot leader who suffered a midlife crisis.
TPD 265 - Starscream
November 2nd, 2019
Today I share some thoughts on the most alone and special of the Decepticons.
TPD 264 - Bumblebee
November 1st, 2019
Today I share some thoughts about the heroic Autobot spy.
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TPD 263 - Art Soundoff Four Million Years Later
October 31st, 2019
It’s Art Soundoff time again, and today I check in with my plans for the 2019 series of Thunder Punch Daily essays.