Holy extended absence! We're back to talk about The Lego Batman Movie, nods to the weirder parts of DC's history on TV's Supergirl, movies Aaron has not seen, that John Woo movie where a dude bodychecks a horse, Superman III vs Superman IV, Kraven's Last Hunt and the unrelenting grimness of all 1987 comic books, Friday the 13th The Series, and much, much more. No wonder it's a double length episode, and it's only part one of our conversation.
Aaron (@batlabels) visits Chris' (@chcardin) house to play Batman: Arkham VR. Mostly Aaron throws stuff at Alfred and is terrified. Other discussion topics include all the Planets of the Apes films and TV shows, Doctor Strange, Batmen that are not our Batman, and that time that coffee saved Aaron's life.
Batman 66 superfan Aaron ( @BatLabels ) and comic book omnivore Chris ( @chcardin ) deliver a running commentary on the new animated film Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders, starring Adam West, Burt Ward and Julie Newmar. References and cameos are spotted, labels are catalogued, and laughs are shared.
For this special, double-length 20th episode, Aaron (@batlabels) talks to one of his favourite artists, Brandon Bird (@brandon_bird), about art, pop culture, Kickstarter, colouring books, Eric Roberts, Hello Kitty lunchboxes, yelling at Colin Farrell, and an elaborate tribute to Jerry Orbach of Law & Order.
Aaron has completely lost his voice, so here are highlights from the cast Q&A for The Expanse, from FanExpo in Toronto. If you're not watching The Expanse, stop listening and come back after running a ten hour marathon to get caught up.
Featuring Steven Strait, Dominique Tipper, Wes Chatham, Shohreh Aghdashloo and Frankie Adams.
Aaron visits Fireside Conference and gives a talk on the roller-coaster ride of BatLabels, sudden internet notoriety, meeting Adam West and getting comfortable with hugs.
Aaron (@batlabels) and Chris (@chcardin), with a cameo from Marco (@pmveltri) discuss cosplay discomfort, the highlights and lowlights of FanExpo in Toronto, the 50th anniversary of Star Trek and how the NBC suits were right, Aaron's love for The Expanse, coffee vs tea, and Salt Vampires. Plus, William Shatner tells a story about prostitutes (really!).
Find out why Batman himself hates the Batmobile in these highlights from Adam West and Burt Ward's Q&A at FanExpo in Toronto! Plus, Aaron, Chris and Krissy talk about Bob Peak posters, that time that James Bond rode an elephant, plans to reanimate King Kong using the brain of a criminal who knows parkour, and Vin Diesel as Hamlet.
Aaron is joined by Marco Veltri and Krissy Myers at FanExpo in Toronto, where they talk about nostalgia for nostalgia, experiential marketing, Stan Lee's preferred beverages, time travel, chicken nuggets, fan service, and waiting in lines.
A quick mini-episode before FanExpo in Toronto: Aaron daydreams of being punched in the face by Adam West; Chris makes the recording more difficult; special guest Evan challenges Chris and Aaron to a contest that everyone will lose. Topics include iPhone cases of dubious utility; that time Aaron dressed up as George Lucas; Chinese bootleg eBay; and for basically no reason, everyone tries to say "Festivus Episode".
Batman 66 superfan Aaron (@batlabels), comic book omnivore Chris (@chcardin), and hypercritical Grant (@angrybittergay) review Star Trek Beyond. Discussion topics include Federation standard-issue pointy sideburns, futuristic mining technology that also prolongs life, cat vomit, the current-day Extreme Level of Vin Diesel, what the three Xs in xXx stand for, trailers that look like piles of poop, and Pokémon Go.
Streamed live for the 50th anniversary of Batman: The Movie, and with the participation of hundreds of Twitterati and Tumblrians, here's to a half century of being unable to get rid of a bomb. Fire up your copy of Batman's 1966 movie (it's on Netflix in North America) and listen along with us as we answer Twitter's questions about bad villain plots, Adam West as the American Roger Moore, whales vs dolphins, and much, much more.
This week, Aaron, Chris and special guest Grant go to see Star Trek Beyond. Discussion topics include cheese-to-nacho ratios, the film of Batman: The Killing Joke, sleep away camp vs regular camp, Texas Francophones, and the unrated director's cut of Monkey Trouble.
It's the not the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Ultimate Edition commentary track that you need, but it's the one that you deserve: Adam West Batman superfan Aaron Reynolds (@batlabels) and comic book omnivore Chris Cardinal (@chcardin) discuss plot holes that can be explained away by Bat-Mite, Superman's inability to decorate his apartment like a human being, Perry White's sitcom-boss obsession with Clark Kent's football article, how Batman applies his eyeliner so quickly, sweet guitar licks, and much, much more.
Because this movie is three hours long.
Canon, continuity and fan service: Aaron and Chris talk about Archie, Star Trek, Batman, Captain America and James Bond, and contrast how those franchises deal with their long histories and built-up back stories. Also in this episode: dozens of Spectre Easter Eggs, the exact price of a 1983 Panasonic Omnivision front-loading VHS VCR, Game of Thrones spoilers, and why Mr. Lodge continues to let Archie caddy for him even though it always ends in disaster.
Aaron and Chris take the Kobayashi Maru test. Discussion topics include enjoying Archie comics as an adult, stealing shopping carts, refitting a pair of Aquaman Converse, why Aaron doesn't trust Mark Waid, hidden zippers in Star Trek uniforms, Frank Miller's Dark Knight books, Captain America's big reveal, and John Milius screenplays that may or may not be satirical.
Aaron and Chris visit the Star Trek Experience exhibit in Ottawa. Discussion topics include that one Klingon who looks like the bass player from Slayer, the relationship between Adam West Batman and Frank Miller Batman, hand-me-downs that became lifelong obsessions, biplanes, and what to pack on an away mission. Also, Chris takes the Kobayashi Maru test.
A special double-length episode, recorded live at Ottawa ComicCon. Aaron, Chris and special guest Matt talk about future desert apocalypse nightmare Batman, Archie comics, Star Trek beer, haunted radishes, Star Lord's musical tastes, Usagi Yojimbo, dad strategies, and whether or not the Real Ghostbusters are actually the real Ghostbusters. Oh, and Adam West Batman. It's supposed to be a podcast about Batman 66, right?
Matt joins Aaron and Chris for a trip to Ottawa ComicCon. Discussion topics include the mis-marketing of Kangaroo Jack, Vin Scully on Norse Mythology, how Adam West pronounces "laser", a Twitter beef with Leonard Maltin, and trying to use your sister-in-law as a downpayment on a castle built by giants.
Chris and Aaron talk about Adam West, Soderbergh's secret James Bond film, the fabrics of Star Trek, Oprah's feelings about Batman, video games where you fall into holes, and Jeff Werbin's eighth birthday party in 1983. Recorded live at House of Targ.
Aaron, Chris and special guest Grant watch the Batman 66 episode Surf's Up! Joker's Under followed by Tim Burton's 1989 Batman film. Other topics include mountaintop visits from Kevin Costner, Columbia House, whether Steve Jobs was secretly Batman, and Zack Snyder's A Christmas Carol.
Batman 66 superfan Aaron invites Chris and Grant over for a barbecue. Discussion topics include The Killing Joke, A Death In The Family, Surf's Up! Joker's Under!, Tim Burton's Batman, Reaganomics, and Aaron's unhealthy obsession with the movie Speed.
Did Aaron survive Batman V Superman? Did Chris get his car back from the mechanic? Were there any lasting effects from eating all that Cineplex sauce? Other topics include the geography of the DC Universe, Adam West's physique and the bass player from Tears For Fears.
Aaron runs @batlabels, a Twitter account devoted to the goofy fun of the 1966 Adam West Batman TV series, so Chris makes him watch Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. Other topics include popcorn lifehacks that are not recommended, the short version of James Cameron's The Abyss, beards, and the difference between DC's TV programs and DC's movies.