Episodes

Palace Of Glittering Delights 47 - I AM SPARTACUS!  

Join Andrew and SPECIAL GUEST, Angela Leyland for an indepth discussion of the first two seasons of SPARTACUS, BLOOD AND SAND and GODS OF THE ARENA! WARNING!!! Not suitable for children or people who don't like swearing.

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Palace Of Glittering Delights 46 - Walloping Websnappers Part 5  

It's part 5 of Andrew's examination of the seminal STAN LEE/STEVE DITKO run of THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN! The Marvel Age Of Comics is well underway with this selection of classics. Up first, SPIDER-MAN GOES MAD. From there, our hero is CAPTURED BY J JONAH JAMESON, features in his most Crime Noir tale to date when he wonders who is THE MAN IN THE CRIME MASTER'S MASK?, graduates High School and is caught up in THE WONDEROUS WORLD OF DR STRANGE! The greatest run of super hero comics ever continues here.

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Palace Of Glittering Delights 45 - Keep 'Em Flying  

In a VERY SPECIAL EPISODE, Andrew invite Shawn Engel and Paul Spataro back to discuss FIREFLY! Well, kinda. It's a glimpse at what might have been and what may still yet be as The 3 Musketeers from Listen To The Prophets talk all things Whedon before a spirited discussion about SERENITY, the FIREFLY pilot. And if you stick around to the end, there may be some movie talk and more. There may be more from the 'verse sooner than you think...

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Palace Of Glittering Delights 44 - Walloping Websnappers - Part 4  

Andrew is back to rabbit on some more about classic Stan Lee and Steve Ditko AMAZING SPIDER-MAN comics. Picking up were he left off last time, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #18 is part 2 of the underated SPIDER-MAN COWARD arc in which Spider-Man runs away from a fight with the SANDMAN. From then on, it's action all the way as Spider-Man tackles, THE SCOPRION, THE BEETLE and THE CLOWN AND HIS MASTERS OF MENACE! One of these aren't quite the threat of the others. It concludes with THE GOBLIN AND THE GANGSTERS! So pop your buds in your ears and enjoy another hour plus of Silver Age greatness from The Marvel Age Of Comics.

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Palace Of Glittering Delights 43 - Always a Wonder  

More nostalgia as Andrew takes a look at the 1970's WONDER WOMAN series starring Lynda Carter. First up; the original pilot for the series in which our star-spangled heroine helps catch Nazi's in World War II. She's somewhat better at it than the carboard cut out that is Lyle Waggoner! Then, the re-pilot that heralded the arrival of the 2nd season. Now transplanted to the 70's, Wonder Woman must stop a fencing robot! Not QUITE as fearsome as the Nazi's... But it's all good fun so listen along and sing along to the theme tune!

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Palace Of Glittering Delights 42 - Walloping Websnappers - Part 3  

Andrew throws open the Palace doors once more and beckons you in to listen to more ramblings about the magnificence of the Stan Lee & Steve Ditko Spider-Man run. Witness the first appearances of THE GREEN GOBLIN, KRAVEN THE HUNTER and THE RINGMASTER AND HIS CIRCUS OF CRIME! See Spider-Man team up with other Marvel universe heroes such as THE INCREDIBLE HULK, DAREDEVIL and THE HUMAN TORCH and celebrate his first ever ANNUAL! It's all here in all its dazzling 60's glory.

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Palace Of Glittering Delights 41 - The Return Of The Space Cowboy  

Andrew prepares for the release of THE FORCE AWAKENS by reading non-canon STAR WARS stuff that focuses on everybody's favourite space cowboy - Han Solo! There's an in-depth look and A C Crispin's Han Solo Trilogy, THE PARADISE SNARE, THE HUTT GAMBIT & REBEL DAWN all of which focus on who Han is and how he came to be. Then, there's an examination of post-Jedi Han with a look at STAR WARS #81, Jawas Of Doom! It's a Solo-Centric extravaganza!

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Palace Of Glittering Delights 40 - Walloping Websnappers - Part 2  

Back to the bookshelf to dust off the LEE/DITKO Spider-Man Omnibus to look the next batch of issues in one of the greatest run of comics ever published. Picking up where he left off, Andrew looks at Amazing Spider-Man issues 9 - 13. Witness the debuts of MYSTERIO, ELECTRO and other characters whose names don't end in 'O'. Along with the return of DR OCTOPUS and the first appearance of THE ENFORCERS, it's another perfect storm from The Marvel Age Of Comics!

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Palace Of Glittering Delights 39 - I, Fembot!  

Andrew Leyland is back throwing open the ornate doors to the Palace Of Glittering Delights once more! This time, Andrew looks at the Top Telly Team-Up of the 70's - THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN & THE BIONIC WOMAN! Up first, a look at the 3 part crossover episode, KILL OSCAR! Can even the combined might of Steve Austin, Astronaut and Jamie Summers, Tennis Pro turned school teacher, hope to match the evil FEMBOTS? Well, I don't mean to spoil it but the FEMBOTS returned in a 2 part BIONIC WOMAN episode, wonderfully entitled FEMBOTS IN LAS VEGAS! There's FEMBOTS in LAS VEGAS!! In the 70's!! How can this not be cool?

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Palace Of Glittering Delights 38 - Walloping Websnappers - Part 1  

In the first of an epic series, Andrew Leyland takes a look at his personal Holy Bible as far as comic are concerned - the early and definitive AMAZING SPIDER-MAN strips by STAN LEE and STEVE DITKO! Taking an extensive and lengthy look at AMAZING FANTASY #15 and AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1-8 with diversions into STRANGE TALES and FANTASTIC FOUR, Andrew looks at why these strips still work and argues a case that these stories defined the character pretty fully from the beginings. So come on in and sit a spell - a legend is about to be born!

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Palace Of Glittering Delights 37 - Music & The Movies  

In the final part of Andrew's Trilogy Of Musical Musings, attention is paid to the movies, both themes and incidental moments. Marvel to music from Danny Elfman, John Williams, Michael Giacchino and more as Andrew brings the curtain down in style.

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Palace Of Glittering Delights 36 - Craven The Hunter  

Andrew takes a left turn this episode and instead of talking about a number of episodes or a variety of different topics, he focuses the entire show on one specific episode of a genre telly The Incredible Hulk episode, "The Snare."

Join him as he tries to explain why this is one of the best episodes of the series run.

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Palace Of Glittering Delights 35 - Duh!  

For some reason, Andrew suddenly got a hankering to watch LOIS & CLARK THE NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN a few weeks ago. Who can explain these sudden urges? This lead to him watching all of the episode featuring time-travelling snark master, TEMPUS! And, because it's no fun without an audience, he decided to invite you along as well. So join in as we watch one of the most maligned incarnations of Superman and wonder - does it really deserve the hate?

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Palace Of Glittering Delights 34 - Slay The Critics  

As Buffy The Vampire Slayer celebrates her 18th birthday as a TV show, Andrew looks at the first season of the show. With commentary on every episode, your host attempts to look at the first year of what would become one of the most celebrated genre shows on TV but that started as a joke show based on a failed movie airing on a fledgling network and consider why it made such a splash. With a no name cast, an untried showrunner and a goofy premise, Buffy would slay all naysayers by being witty, clever and emotionally charged. So step back to the late 90's as Andrew looks at the show once described as 'My So Called Life with vampires'.

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Palace Of Glittering Delights 33 - Nothin' But Star Wars  

After the Battle of Yavin Redux went down well, Andrew takes a look at the further adventures of Luke Skywalker and the gang with a roundup of the current slate of Marvel/Star Wars comics. He glances over STAR WARS 1-6, DARTH VADER 1-6, the PRINCESS LEIA series, a few issues of KANAN: THE LAST PADAWAN and LANDO. Are these a wrothy addition to Star Wars canon or best left on the shelf?

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Palace Of Glittering Delights 31 - Top Genre Telly Tunes  

There was a time when the sequel was considered the last refuge of the creatively bankrupt. Well, Andrew is happy to re-enforce that image with a sequel to an earlier episode, the Top Telly Themes episode! This time Andrew cobbles together a selection of Sci-Fi and Fantasy themes as well as some great incidental cuts to make your time at the gym go much quicker. So pop in your ear-buds, pop pickers and groove along to a classic selection of Genre classics.

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Palace Of Glittering Delights 30 - My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys  

In another of those episodes were Andrew just looks at random TV shows that went genre, this time out he watches TV shows that weren't Westerns that nevertheless did a Western episode. And there is a lot of them! So Andrew only picked a few. Hope you like them.

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Palace Of Glittering Delights 29 - Spectac-lier Spider-Man  

A recent DVD sale saw Andrew FINALLY get to watch all of the first season of THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN animated series for the first time! And, because podcasting COMPLETELY dominates your life, he decided to turn it into a show. What was the final verdict on a series that never really got to explore its full potential? Well, you'll have to listen, won't you?

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Palace Of Glittering Delights 28 - Starfighter  

One of the most fondly remembered but criminally overlooked Science Fiction films of the 1980's, THE LAST STARFIGHTER, seems to be undergoing a renaissance of late. So what better way to commemorate its legacy than by having 2 people who were there reminisce? Join Andrew and special guest SCOTT GARDNER as they talk all things Rylos - from the release of the movie, to its impact and its ground breaking special effects, everything Starfighter is covered in an hour of top notch chat.

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Palace Of Glittering Delights 27 - Doppelgangbang  

In a fun and unorthodox episode, Andrew looks at some of his favourite episodes of genre telly that played with the 'evil twin' concept. From the super vehicle series, KNIGHT RIDER and AIRWOLF, to the 2 Bionic Shows and into the Star Trek Universe, Andrew watches some of the best and the brightest from this hugely entertaining subgenre. Download and then tell him some of your favourites.

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