Episode 45: Blood & Fire

July 12, 2017

Welcome back everyone to another edition of The Bats, Bows n' Books Podcast.  This week, it's all bats.  But not 'that' bat.  No, not the Batman, but the other bat in the belfry.  Vampires, blood, carnage, animation.  This week's topic is the Netflix smash hit, 'Castlevania', based on the hit video game series from Konami.  Paul focuses on the animation, the music, the characters and the themes the show dwells upon, concluding with his own rating and overall thoughts on the 4 episode season.  So get your holy water and garlic ready, and take a trip to Wallachia with The Bats, Bows n' Books Podcast for Episode 45: Blood & Fire.

Outro Track: "Evil" by 45 Grave, from the 1981 compilation release "Hell Comes to Your House" from Bemisbrain Records

Music that can be heard throughout the episode is from the "Netflix's Castlevania" original soundtrack, as done by Trevor Morris

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Episode 44: The Thing That Should Not Be

July 4, 2017

It's a new episode on the day of the first anniversary for The Bats, Bows n' Books Podcast, and this episode is something of the fun and ranty type.  So everyone these days just loves Wonder Woman, and the goodness that the film of said character is bringing.  But did you know there was a time when the Amazon Princess of Themyscira was handled so badly that even a pilot episode was withheld from the public?  Yes, it's true my friends.  But you wanna know something?  I've seen that pilot.  And today I'm sharing with you the details of that atrocity.  This one episode of Wonder Woman is so bad, I've given it the title of "the thing that should not be".  So gather round good kiddies, and let Uncle Pauly share with you a tale of the time David E. Kelley was almost allowed to destroy the Goddess of DC's holy trinity with one single pilot episode.

 Outro Track: "Burnin' in the Third Degree" by Tahnee Cain & the Tryanglz; from the original soundtrack for the 1984 film "The Terminator".

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Episode 43: No One Milks a Shot Like Adam West

June 19, 2017

June 9th, 2017 the world lost a true icon, a real American hero. A man whom so many of us don't know a world without him, but through our memories of him, he can still live on. In our hearts, and our souls, he will remain a legend and someone we will always be inspired by. His name is....Tom Churchman. WAIT, WHAT?!?! Is there something wrong here? Has this podcast gone mad? Has the Joker tainted the "Triple B" Podcast with a new strain of Smile-X? Tune in now, with the same Bat -host, on the same Bat-cast to find out just what in the blazing Batmobiles is going on!!! Welcome back to The Bats, Bows, n' Books Podcast...

Outro Track: "Miranda" by Adam West; from the 1966 20th Century Fox Records single recording of "Miranda"

Background music that can be heard throughout the episode is from musical artist Sam Haynes (https://samhaynes1.bandcamp.com)

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In memory of Adam West   
(September 19, 1928 - June 9, 2017)

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Episode 42: Great Hera! Wonder Woman Makes Us Proud

June 8, 2017

She is Diana; Princess of Themyscira, daughter to Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons, and she is this week's topic on The Bats, Bows n' Books Podcast.  In a full rundown, Paul talks passionately about the latest entry in the DC Extended Universe of films.  From the cast and crew, to the relevance of this film in the DCEU, to the importance of this film in the world today, many aspects are explored in today's episode.  There's also a quick mention of the Gotham Season 3 finale, but it's not a main focus.  This episode primarily belongs to the leading lady of this past week, Wonder Woman.

Outro Track: "Wonder Woman Main Theme" by Tina Guo.  The single can be purchased through iTunes, and other digital retailers.

Music that can be heard throughout the episode comes from the "Wonder Woman: Original Musical Score", as done by Rupert Gregson-Williams (released in 2017).

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Episode 41: It’s Gonna Be a Long Summer

May 29, 2017

The Wonder Siblings (Paul and Lisa) reunite for this episode as they recap and review last week's season finales for the CW DC shows Supergirl, The Flash and Arrow.  They also give small predictions and wishes for what they'd like to see next season.  Hopefully you'll like this week's episode as much as they "LIKE IT!" (you'll get the reference when you listen to the show).

Outro Track: "Arrow" by Candlebox; taken from the 1994 unofficial live release of "Keepers of the Flame".

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Episode 40: Alien Covenant Review

May 24, 2017

Just a small episode with one small purpose: to review the new Alien: Covenant film with very mild spoilers.  Paul saw the film this past Monday.  Did he like it?  Did he hate it?  Does it live up to what he wanted in an Alien film?  Well, you'll just have to listen to find out.  And while he doesn't spoil any of the main plots or story, there is a few moments he does discuss so, listen with discretion.  Oh, and he's a bit happy about it being the day of the Arrow fifth season finale, so there's a bit of that in the episode as well.  Hope you enjoy this week's episode.

Outro Track: "Familus Horriblus" by Pop Will Eat Itself; from the 1994 album "Dos Dedos Mis Amigos".

Background music that can be heard throughout the episode comes from the "Alien: Covenant" Original Soundtrack Score, as composed by Jed Kurzel.

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Episode 39: Injustice 2

May 18, 2017

This week Injustice 2 was released to the masses, and The Bats, Bows n' Books Podcast unleashes its' review upon you, the listener.  In two days, Paul ate this game up alive, and now he is spitting it all back up to tell you his views on the world of Injustice.  Without spoiling any important details from the story, he opens up to the listening audience about how he felt about this new adventure in the DC Comics Universe.  You'll learn the names of the brains behind the game, the music and the voices.  And in closing, a moment to say goodbye to a man the world lost the morning of this recording, Chris Cornell (Soundgarden, Audioslave, Temple of the Dog).

Outro Track: "Blow Up the Outside World" by Soundgarden; from the 1996 album "Down on the Upside".

Music that can be heard throughout the Injustice 2 review is from the soundtrack for the game, composed by various artists; from WaterTower Records.

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Rest in Peace Mr. Chris Cornell.  You will be dearly missed.

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Episode 38: Galactic Guardians (A Non-Spoilery Review of Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2)

May 8, 2017

Those crazy galactic guardians from the Marvel universe returned to the theaters last Friday, and this week I'm here to give you a review of the box office hit, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.  To be fair to all those who've not seen the film yet, this episode contains no spoilers.  However, some of what you will hear might persuade you to get off your butt and go see this movie, if you haven't already.  Along with some quick thoughts on last week's episode of The Flash, and thoughts on 2017's Ghost in the Shell live action film, the primary focus of this week's episode is the misfit crew featuring Star Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket and Baby Groot and everyone they bring along for the ride.  Does the film measure up to the original?  Is it true James Gunn was in a Toxic Avenger film?  How good was Kurt Russell?  All these questions are answered, so strap on your seatbelts and let's take a ride into the cosmos with The Bats, Bows n' Books Podcast.

Outro Track: "Pass The Mic" by the Beastie Boys; live from Amsterdam 2004

Multiple tracks from the "Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2" original musical score by Tyler Bates can be heard during the review of the film.

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Episode 37: The Knight is Darker Before the Dawn

May 2, 2017

Get ready to take a deep dive into the world of Batman: Arkham Knight.  This week's episode Paul revisits the dark city of Gotham and gives his full review on the final game in the Arkham series released by Rocksteady Games in 2015 (not including the recently released Batman Arkham VR).  It's an in depth look at the Next Gen game that was released for the console and PC platforms, and was met with a bit of a mixed reception.  This podcast looks primarily at the Xbox One version, but there is some focus on the PC fiasco as well.  So, pull down your cowls and tighten your capes, as it's time to take a final blow in the almighty world of Gotham City on this week's episode of The Bats, Bows n' Books Podcast.

Outtro track: "Psycho Bitches Outta Hell" by The Horrorpops; from their 2004 release "Hell Yeah!".

Background music for this episode includes multiple tracks from the double volume WaterTower Music soundtrack for "Batman:" Arkham Knight"; recorded by Nick Arundel and David Buckley.

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Episode 36: The Episode So Bad, It’s Great

April 18, 2017

Holy stinky socks Batman, what smells so bad?  Oh wait, I know what smells....this episode does!  But does it really smell that bad, or could it actually be quite an exquisite aroma of amazingness?  The only way to really know the answer is to take a listen to this week's episode of The Bats, Bows n' Books Podcast as Paul lists off some of his favourite cinematic schlock-fests.  Whether it be from the realm of horror or science fiction, comedy or exploitation, these "gems" are worth mentioning even if they only serve as a conversation piece among friends who want something to laugh about.  So get ready, get set and go listen to this fine episode of podcasting delight and revel in the glory that is The Episode So Bad, It's Great!

Outro Track: "Transylvania 6-5000" by PC 2000, as heard in the film of the same title

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