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Dave Pisani, Barry Kay and Tod Pleasant have teamed up to create the Regular Joes Podcast, a show that will focus on various aspects of the things they love most, movies, toys, sci-fi, tv shows, comics, collecting, and much more. Each episode will feature subjects such as the cool vehicles and prop…

Dave Pisani, Barry Kay and Tod Pleasant

    • Nov 19, 2021 LATEST EPISODE
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    • 416 EPISODES

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    Episode 412: Eternal Damnation

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 80:07

    Once you've done something twenty-five times getting it right should be pretty much a walk in the park. The Eternals, the newest Marvel Cinematic Universe offering may indicate otherwise. Over the last dozen years Marvel has gone back to the well several times to pull relatively obscure characters such as Ant-Man and The Guardians of the Galaxy to elevate them to high profile hits. As one of the later creations of the legendary Jack Kirby (Captain America, The Fantastic Four etc, etc.) The Eternals certainly have the DNA to be a hit. But why does this adaptation seem so, well . . . Meh? The Regular Joes all returned to theaters last week contributing to the box office, if not critical, success of the newest MCU film. Find out why they (even typically drinks the Marvel kool Aid, Tod) fall in line with the near universal indifferent response the film has received. And while they are on the subject of Marvel they run down recent movie and TV series updates from Disney+ Day . . . despite Barry and Dave's repeated efforts to shift the conversation to Star Wars. And while they are at it, there's also Random Topics and a Round of What's In The Box. Thanks for listening!

    Episode 411: RICC 2021 - Apollo Greed

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 59:26

    While there are very few certainties in life, it's pretty darn likely that if there's a Rhode Island Comic Con the Regular Joes will be there. It's also a given that as long as there's a sofa in the Omni Providence lobby the Joes will be making yet another run at their traditional guerrilla talk show. Some years they find many guests, in others it just ends up being a small group of good friends talking about the stuff that inspires, excites and unites them. This year Barry, Dave and Tod are again joined by Brian and Derryl as they discuss who they met, what they found, and why the biggest convention in the littlest state keeps bringing them back . . . even if Carl Weathers is kind of a greedy bastard. Thanks for listening!

    Episode 410: Coming Soon . . . ish

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 74:09

    The Regular Joes take time out from packing for their (mostly) annual pilgrimage to the Rhode Island Comic Con to check out the recent bumper crop of Trailers and Teasers for, The Book of Boba Fett on Disney+, The Beatles: Get Back on Apple +, House of the Dragon coming to HBO, Sandman and Ozark season 3 on Netflix, and over on Amazon Prime, there's The Wheel of Time and The Witcher season 2. And, to quote the late pitchman Billy Mays, “But wait, there's more!” Also, coming soonish to a theater near you, there's Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Morbius, Moonfall, Lightyear and The Batman. That's a whole lot to be looking forward to, or maybe not. Find out which of these have ramped up the Joe's expectations and which fail to do the job. Order now and you'll also get Random Topics and a Round of What's In The Box. Additional shipping and handling charges may apply. Thanks for listening!

    Episode 409: Sand Trap: Dune (2021)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 74:44

    Directed by Denis Villeneuve, Dune (2021) is the third effort to adapt Frank Herbert's landmark 1965 novel. After the first cinematic attempt 1984 (too compressed) and a later mini-series 2000 (faithful but slow) failed to do justice to the source material a different approach was needed. Is it possible to spoil a 55 year old story? Let's just say the execution this time around was clearly ambitious in regard to production … if not in scope. Halloween is a favorite holiday for the Regular Joe's. This episode they take time out to talk about some of their favorite costumes in the distant, and not too distant past. Successes, failures, and some ideas never fully realized. There's also the usual Random Topics and a round of What's in the Box. Thanks for listening!

    Episode 408: James Bond Will Return

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 75:17

    After nearly 60 years and 25 (official) movies it's safe to say James Bond films have developed certain expectations. You have a disfigured bad guy with a vague accent, an island base, lots of henchmen, and a global threat. Add in some fast cars, the prerequisite beautiful women, and you start to get the idea that No Time to Die, Daniel Craig's final (he really means it this time) turn as James Bond is just like so many other Bond Films. Only, it's not. Ok, you know how sometimes the Regular Joes say there are SPOILERS and then try to be somewhat circumspect about what happens. Yeah, this is not one of those times. If you have not yet seen No Time To Die, and you want to, you really should do that first. This week the Joes ruminate and reflect on Daniel Craig's 15 year run as Bond, how those films hold up, and where the franchise goes from here. And yes, one last time, there will be *****SPOILERS*****

    Episode 407: Y The last Ghosts...In LaBrea?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 87:43

    This week, the Regular Joes take on 3 new series to see if they are worth the effort...Hulu's Y The Last Man, NBC's LaBrea and CBS's Ghosts. Are they welcomed additions to the fall TV line up or destined to be forgotten at the bottom of a California tourist attraction / tar pit? Dave, Barry and Tod let you know what they think, you can let us know what you think. The boys also run down the lengthy list of movies and shows hitting between now and the end of the year to see what they are most excited about. All that, plus the usual Random Topics and a round of What's in the Box. As always, thanks for Listening!

    Episode 406: Going Sulu

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 88:27

    Fans of Isaac Asimov have been waiting decades for an adaptation of his groundbreaking sci-fi series Foundation. Many have said it's unfilmable. It certainly is dense and a challenging narrative to translate to the screen. This week the Regular hosts, plus Irregular Joe Brian Mix, take a look at the first episode of Apple's lavish and ambitious effort to bring the millennium spanning tale to the masses. Or at least to their customers who need something to watch other than Ted Lasso. Brian also takes some time to catch the Joe's up on some of his recent adventures. Most notably hanging out with George Takei on the reproduction Star Trek original series set in Ticonderoga. All this plus the usual Random Topics, a round of What's in the Box. Who could ask for more? Ok, so world peace and some flying cars would be good. But for now you get episode 406. Thanks for Listening!

    Episode 405: Cruella, Silvio and Andy

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 69:44

    DC's Titans is back for a third season, and now on HBO Max. Which is a big step up from living exclusively on a niche streaming service that no one knew how to find. It's also freakin awesome. And, frankly the Joe's would've talked about it sooner if Barry had caught up with the episodes. If you haven't watched there will be at least minor SPOILERS. As previously mentioned the Regular Joe's got sucked into another Star Trek prop auction. In the unlikely case that you have ever wondered how three guys work out dividing up six screen used (The Trouble with Edward) Tribbles. you should definitely listen. There's also the usual random topics, and a round of What's in the Box heavily leaning towards Lasers and Lightsaber wielders. Thanks for Listening!

    Episode 404: Fall TV, TV Falls

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 72:32

    Remember when we would eagerly review the new fall TV offerings, excited for a glimpse of what might be a new favorite show. Those years seem far behind us now ... at least two years behind us. This week the Regular Joe's rundown the decidedly thin offerings for fall TV. There are a few hopefuls including Apple's Foundation adaptation, Hulu's Y the Last Man, La Brea on NBC, and Ghosts from CBS. There are also some returning favorites. Dave is excited for Nancy Drew, Barry can't wait for season 411 of Survivor, and Tod has endured the shortest hiatus ever between seasons 6 and 7 of Legends of Tomorrow. The PropStore Star Trek Discovery Auction has ended and what the Joes purchased will come as a surprise to pretty much no one. There's also "Joes Choice", because they couldn't agree on What's in the Box, What's on My Workbench or Show and Tell. Thanks for Listening!

    Episode 403: Dubious, Indifferent or Barry

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 65:38

    After what seems like a long drought of TV shows and Movies to get excited for, several trailers and teasers have dropped giving even the most cynical of us (Dave) cause for hope. First up there's Star Trek, lots and lots of Star Trek. The franchise that CBS (now Paramount+) built their streaming platform on the back of is back with more iterations than most of us ever imagined. Lower Decks continues, Discovery is cued up for season 4, Picard returns to tried and true formulas, Prodigy . . . well, so far no one cares. Then there is Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, which seems to be the thing most everyone agrees on. In December HBO Max (also in theaters) brings us back to the Matrix. Whether we are ready for that or not. Red pill or poison pill? There's also What's in the Box . . . including Dave's previously teased, screen used, culinary implement/ improvised weapon, prop acquisition, and the usual Random Topics. Thanks for Listening!

    Episode 402: August Adventures

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 69:10

    After their two week break the Regular Joe's are back and we catch up on what they have been doing. Tod seemingly squandered his time getting ready to start his 24th year of school ... and not buying a vintage 240z, while his cohosts took off on their own late summer adventures. Barry opted to make a return Trek to the final frontier, now located in Ticonderoga New York, while Dave visited a Galaxy far, far, away … in Orlando. In yet another instance of consumer codependency they all each received the long awaited Hot Toys Endgame Captain America figure which prompts a rare 3 way What's in the Box … really, that's sounds a lot worse than it is. While they're at it Barry brings up the issue of whether or not size matters. OK really I'm just gonna stop now. Lastly, just because stuff keeps happening there's the usual round of Random Topics. It's good to be back. And, as always thanks for listening!

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    Episode 401: “THE” Suicide Squad

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 73:02

    For this week's episode we threw together a band of troublesome lone operators and tasked them with watching and reporting back on The Suicide Squad, an apparent sequel that tries desperately not to be a sequel. Not surprisingly, the usual bad actors, joined by the notorious Derryl DePriest, ultimately completed the mission but failed to achieve overall consensus. Dissenting opinions aside, James Gunn can take a lump of @#$&% and make it awesome. Note there will be SPOILERS like, a giant freakin Starfish kaiju from space nearly takes over the planet. But you probably saw that coming. They also take a first pass at Marvel's What If, with again, widely ranging reactions. There's also the usual Random Topics and a round of What's in the Box. Thanks for Listening.

    Episode 400: The More Things Change...

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 82:08

    For their 400th episode (more or less) the Regular Joe's dug into the vault and pulled out “episode zero.” Although periodically mentioned, this episode has never been released. There's some good reasons for that. Which the Regular Joe's of 2021 point out as they listen to their 2013 selves take a first stab at recording a podcast. This episode contains several notable firsts. Including Dave's first swipe at Maggie Gyllenhaal, Tod‘s first recorded takedown of Star Trek The Motionless Picture (which he still claims ruined his childhood despite it being released when he was 16) and Barry's initial attempt to convince his cohosts that a given film is actually better than they think. Perhaps the big surprise is that, after this they recorded 399 more episodes. As always, thanks for listening!

    Episode 399: He Who Dies With the Most Toys Wins!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 67:57

    “Everyone is excited about the new Ghostbusters film,” Which, frankly, is a phrase we haven't been able to say since 1989. The trailer for Ghostbusters: Afterlife looks incredible. As we creep closer to the film's November release trepidation over the franchise's next incarnation is rapidly being replaced by eager anticipation. Who you gonna call? Next up the Regular Joes ask the question, do you add to the collection or do you upgrade? There has never been a time like this for 1/6 scale collectors. Hot Toys and other companies are putting out amazing stuff, then upping their game. Between the three hosts there are hundreds of, not inexpensive, Marvel, Star Wars and other licensed figures. This week they discuss just how one goes about deciding to commit the money and space to yet another version of a given character. Do you go the Barry and Tod route, amassing cadres of Stormtroopers, Luke Skywalkers, iron Men and Black Widows? Or take the Dave approach and go for a more reigned in strategy of having a (mostly) single representation of each character and possibly upgrading over time? Don't expect a definitive answer. There's also the usual Random Topics, and the near inevitable What's in The Box. Thanks for listening!

    Episode 398: Loki, Low Key?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 68:26

    Ok, so if there is one thing for certain about the Marvel Cinematic Universe based shows streaming on Disney+ we never quite know what we are getting. WandaVision kept people guessing. Falcon and the Winter Soldier was the can't miss vehicle that somehow never quite got out of Captain America's giant shadow. And then there's Loki. What could be better than a series about the charismatic, and occasionally sociopathic, Norse God of Mischief? How about a series about more Lokis that you can, or probably would not want to, imagine? With lots and lots of magic? mischief? And mayhem? Or maybe not. Well, there was really a lot of talking. And that's good because if you are setting up the next phase of the MCU you want to establish a solid foundation to build on. Yeah, again, not so much. Listen in as The Regular Joes continue to process what they just saw. There will be SPOILERS. There's also the usual Random Topics, and of course What's in The Box. Thanks for listening!

    Episode 397: "Your a Total Poser"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2021 79:41

    Remember way back like 10 years ago when we would wait years or even a decade to see the next film in a franchise released? Marvel changed that giving us as many as four MCU films in a single year . . . until they didn't. The unbearable 2 year gap between Spider-Man Far From Home (2019) and the long delayed Black Widow is over. The First (female) Avenger's solo film is finally in theaters, or if you pony up extra cash, in your living rooms via Disney +. This week the Regular Joes weigh in with their thoughts on Black Widow and what it means to have the Marvel Studios machine back on track. Note there will be SPOILERS. Last week two of three Joes checked out The Tomorrow War (2021) on Netflix and Archive (2020) on Amazon Prime. This week, Barry, and Dave catch us up on the films they hadn't seen. While they sort of avoided SPOILERS last go round this time the gloves come off.  While Tod continues to insist there's nothing close to surprising in Tomorrow War, there is a twist in Archive. So you may want to check those out before listening. There's also the usual Random Topics, and some What's in The Box, because well, stuff. Thanks for listening!

    Episode 396: Summer of Streaming

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2021 67:48

    As we move in into a summer that seems to alternate between extremes of very hot and very wet, the Regular Joes catch up on their recommendations for what to watch if you are stuck inside. To the surprise of no one who listens, Tod recommends Evil, formerly on CBS now “the best reason to have Paramount Plus.” Dave makes a pitch for Bosch in it seventh season on Amazon Prime. And Barry gives un update on the Bad Batch on Disney Plus. They also discuss (mostly spoiler free) a pair of films that two of them have recently seen. The Tomorrow War (2021) on Netflix and Archive (2020) on Amazon Prime. Both receive high marks . . . but from only one viewer. You may have to watch yourself and break the tie. There's also the usual Random Topics, and brief cryptic references to a screen used prop that Dave is now rationalizing the purchase of. No doubt more on that soon. Thanks for listening!

    Episode 395: Bring Me the Heads of Statler and Waldorf

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2021 79:37

    After the five Regular Joe's spent much of the afternoon engrossed in day one of the Prop Store auction Barry, Dave, Tod and Brian got together to decompress, recover from a brutal case of price shock, and mourn the ones that got away. There are a lot of things that have changed in the last year. Who could have imagined that one of the them would have been the price of Film and TV production props. Once the obscure province of nerdy collectors of entertainment ephemera, the prop marketplace has changed to include Friday the 13th Jason masks that go for Bentley list prices.  Let's not even get started on Indy props. There's still two days to go. Even money on whether Episode 396 finds our hosts significantly poorer, or simply more depressed. Thanks for listening!

    Episode 394: Off The Rack Indy

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2021 87:57

    Following up on last episode's prop auction discussion, and in celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Raiders of the Lost Ark, this week the Regular Joes plus Irregular Joe Derryl DePriest talk Indy. First up is a review  of the surprising number of Indiana Joes items that can still be sourced from their original suppliers. Next they delve into the amazing 2008 Indy toy line Derryl was instrumental in creating, and then run down the essential replica artifacts for the dedicated Indy collector. While Derryl, long time steward of Hasbro's G.I. Joe line is on deck, they also check out the spate of trailers for Snake Eyes: G.I.Joe origins that just dropped. And, of course, there's also the usual Random Topics. Thanks for listening!

    Episode 393: Fedora Dreams

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2021 74:31

    As the world slowly inches toward normalcy one by one the displaced priorities of our recently paused lives begin to reassert themselves. For the Regular Joes nothing says normal quite like pouring over several hundred pages of props up for auction. Most are unobtainable, many others are impractical, but that doesn't really curb the deeply rooted desire to possess a tangible piece of cinematic or television history. This time around it's the upcoming Prop Store Auction that triggers the internal rationalizing process which so often does not end well.  For this episode Barry Dave and Tod are joined by prop aficionado Brian Mix, who's own wish list is already quite long. Brian also catches the Joes up on some of his recent adventures. Who knew actually getting out of the house could be so much fun. There's also the usual random topics, because well, random happens. Thanks for Listening!

    Episode 392: e-LOKI-ution

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2021 52:05

    With their Anniversary odyssey of cinematic enumeration behind them the Regular Joes are back in the saddle. This week they waited to record until they had all seen the first episode of Disney+/Marvel Studios Loki. So, if WandaVision was weird and intriguing, and Falcon and the Winter Soldier fell somewhat shy of expectations, the third time should be the charm . . . like a magic charm? Work with me here. At first glance Loki is everything we expected and seemingly more. Turns out the eons old Norse god of mischief may have room for personal growth after all. And of course, because you missed it, there's the usual Random Topics and a Round of What's in the Box. SPOILER Dave buys more tools and Barry buys more Star Wars action figures. Come on people, it's been eight years, it's not like you shouldn't see these things coming. Thanks for Listening!

    Episode 391: 8 Years, 100 Movies Pt. 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2021 117:20

    To the total surprise of no one who listened to last week’s episode, this week the Regular Joes complete their top 100 favorite films of all time counting down from 50 to the highly contentious number one. Seriously people, Loki doesn’t start on Disney+ for another few days so what else do you have to do. To follow along with the Joes you can see the 50 to 01 slide show at To check out the video version of the podcast go to Thanks for Listening . . . or watching!

    Episode 390: 8 Years, 100 Movies

    Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2021 89:08

    This week the regular Joes Barry Dave and Tod , and the Irregular Joes, Derryl and Brian get together to nominate, aggregate and calculate the definitive list of their top 100 favorite films. On any given day it’s hard getting all five of these guys to agree. But this isn’t just any day, or any episode, it also marks the eighth anniversary of the Regular Joes Podcast. So sit back, pour yourself a delicious, and possibly elaborate, beverage, and learn in real time along with the Regular Joes (expect for Tabulator in Chief Derryl) just which films make the cut. For beverage suggestions check out the Joes themed drink recipes at  And check out the first ever video version of the podcast on YouTube, search Regular Joes Podcast. Thanks for Listening!

    Episode 389: What's in the Boxes?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2021 65:50

    With all the stuff the Regular Joe’s buy you would probably expect a lot of duplication (or is it triplication) between their respective collections. It doesn’t really happen all that often. This week everyone got a long awaited package and everyone was extremely happy with what they got. Honestly when you take a superb figure like Hot Toys Star Wars Mandalorian then you throw in, not one, but two, baby Grogos how can you go wrong. Really you can’t. After that there was a lot of talking, and then, just like for the previous 8 years and 388 episodes pretty soon an hour had gone by. Some where along the way they squeezed in some Random Topics and a round of What’s in the Box, where shockingly, Dave had a tool, Tod had a book, and Barry had a Star Wars prop. No, this isn’t a rerun. Tune in next week for our eighth anniversary episode including the first part of our Desert Island DVD Deluxe Edition Regular Joes One Hundred Favorite Films Countdown. Thanks for listening!

    Episode 388: You Should Read the Comic

    Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2021 64:36

    Whenever Tod sets his hopes really, really, high, they are usually crushed. Ok, except for maybe The Martian, Daredevil, and almost every Marvel movie after Iron Man 2. Anyway, it seems like a prerequisite for actually enjoying Netflix’s superhero family drama Jupiter’s Legacy is having no familiarity with the source material.  Next up it’s the newest entry in the pantheon of Disney/Star Wars properties shepherded by Dave Filoni  (Clone Wars, The Mandalorian etc.). When you put “Bad” in the title you kind of set yourself up to a standard. Is The Bad Batch “great” no, not really. Is it “bad” no it is definitely not bad. In an oddly unanimous opinion, all three hosts (including Barry) think the Bad Batch is “good” with room for improvement. Listen in to find out exactly why. There is also a round of What’s in The Box, the Usual Random topics, and a brief tribute to  our favorite 1980’s era car hood surfing redhead. Thanks for listening!

    Episode: 387:  May the . . . For All Mankind

    Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2021 72:43

    As the Regular Joes, joined by Semi- Regular Joe Brian Mix, record this episode it is May the Fourth, a day Sci Fi fans have long awaited, as Andy (The Martian) Weir’s new novel, Project Hail Mary, is released. In other news May the fourth coincidentally also happens to be “Star Wars day” the most legit of the made up sci-fi franchise holidays, and the Joes acknowledge some of the ways (mostly commercial) the day is observed. Next, three of the most dedicated fans of Apple’s For All Mankind, and also Barry, work through through the, seemingly inevitable, conclusion of the second season. For All Mankind depicts an alternate reality where the Soviets put the first man on the moon and a decade and a half later the space race has not only continued but has escalated to lunar armed conflict. For anyone who predicted this will not end well, pretty much yeah. There’s also a more reigned in than normal round of Random Topics and a childhood keepsake round of Show and Tell clearly dominated by Brian and Dave, who apparently still have everything they’ve ever owned. Thanks for listening, and, May the Fourth be with you!

    Episode: 386: There’s Only One Cap, Ma’am

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2021 75:10

    In this week’s episode the Regular Joes finally take up the topic listeners have been waiting for. Barry’s long delayed decision to purchase a new grill. SPOILER warning the discussion may delve into BTUs and smokers. Next up the Joe’s perform an autopsy on the the Disney+ series Falcon and the Winter Soldier. This one seemed like a no brainer. Just what was it that did it in? Poor writing, predictable plotting or an mostly unintelligible plan by a largely ineffectual villain. (Insert yawn here) Really, most Marvel fans could have guessed everything that would ultimately happen by the end of the first episode. Except for dancing Zemo. No accounting for that. There's also Random Topics ... like a really lot of Random Topics, and a round of Show and Tell, because, well, ... they have stuff. Thanks for Listening!

    Episode: 385: Free Range Joes

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2021 67:43

    No Actual theme, no pre-show discussion, no prep, and no segments The Regular Joes just sort of dive in this week. They catch up on a wide range of topics including the penultimate episodes of Marvel’s Falcon and the winter Soldier and Apple’s For All Mankind. Curiously, while both delivered exactly what was anticipated, one was more satisfying than the other. There’s a brief glimpse into the process behind the project they are undertaking for their 8th Anniversary episode. And, lastly, Barry pays tribute the second most famous little person known for playing a robot. Thanks for Listening!

    Episode 384: First Contact Day

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 16, 2021 65:16

    April 5th is known as “First Contact Day” to Star Trek fans, unless  you are Barry, who dismisses it as a “made-up holiday.” Note: Barry observes May the 4th (apparently not a made up Holiday) by getting up early to buy Star Wars products. No judgments. Just a curious anthropological observation. Anyway, First Contact Day has become the annual info dump on all things Star Trek. This year there was a lot to talk about. Because frankly, there’s a hell of a lot of Star Trek shows in the hopper.  Star Trek Discovery Returns with new and exciting ... uniforms.  And Picard season two teases he either be visited by the omniscient trickster Q or that old dude who gives James Bond all his toys. Star Trek: Prodigy and Star Trek: Below Decks are animated series for two very different audiences. And then there’s Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, which  is really the one that everyone’s excited about. There’s also some vague speculation about an announced date for a Star Trek movie. Which thus far has no script, cast or director. The Joe’s also catch up on Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and Barry and Tod give two thumbs up to Amazon’s Invincible while Dave remains indifferent. Other than a few Random Topics that’s pretty much it, and they still manage to chew up an hour. Thanks for listening!

    Episode 383:  Falcon and the Winter Snoozer

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 9, 2021 77:03

    When Disney+ announced the first round of Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) based series, WandaVision seemed like a bizarre, niche sort of venture, whereas Falcon and the Winter Soldier seemed like the no brainer. Perhaps we forgot about Iron Man II, Thor the Dark World, Age of Ultron and Guardians of the Galaxy vol 2. In the MCU sometimes the follow up efforts don’t land quite as well as their predecessors. Halfway through the six episode series the Regular Joes check in on Captain America’s former sidekicks and see how they are fairing in a post Cap MCU. There’s a lot of bickering, pointless diversions, several bad choices, and at least one dude who needs therapy badly.  Yes, we’re still talking about Falcon and the Winter Soldier, not the Regular Joes themselves. Who will end up with the shield? Can the Shrimp business be saved? And, perhaps most importantly, with everything we have seen so far why is the internet obsessed with dancing Zemo? And , do we really care? The Joes also get caught up on other recent news from Disney +. And, of course, there’s also Random Topics and What’s in the Box. Thanks for listening!

    Episode 382: Nimoy’s Tootsie Pop

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2021 82:15

    This week the Regular hosts plus semi-Regular Brian Mix head back into space. First they take a look at For All Mankind, the show almost no one is talking about on the Apple streaming service that almost no one remembers is a thing. For All Mankind explores an alternate timeline where interest in the space program dd not wane following the Apollo missions and the space race continued to be a flashpoint in the Cold War. Also, there’s a lot of personal baggage. Having built a Tricorder himself, as well actually laying hands on one of two original 1960’s era props, Brian is also the Regular Joes resident Tricorder expert.  So this week they check in on the progress of the Wand company’s Star Trek original series Tricorder project. Long in the works, this prop replica completes the set with their previously produced Phaser and Communicator, and promises to be the most accurate replica, particularly in regards to size, released to date. Oh, and If you don’t know about “the sticky spot” you will. There’s also some Random Topics, a serving of What’s in the Box with a scoop of What’s on my Workbench on the side. Thanks for Listening!

    Episode 381: Why is it so Square?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 26, 2021 91:43

    It’s finally here! The single most hyped entertainment experience of the last year has arrived. FOUR FREAKING HOURS of a film you probably never wanted to sit through again. Zach Snyder’s Justice League (not to be confused with Justice League 2017) is so long they needed to call in an additional Joe to cover it. With Brian Mix on deck, the team break down Snyder’s epic, expensive, and unprecedented act of cinematic redemption. Does it live up to the Hype? Well, frankly no. Nothing could. Is it worth investing another four hours of your life? Opinions vary. Like, really, really, vary. We can pretty much guarantee, where ever you come down on this version there is a Regular Joe who shares your perspective. There’s also the usual Random topics and the rare "Joe's Choice" segment where the hosts talk about pretty much whatever they want . . . wait, isn’t the that theme of the podcast? Thanks for Listening!

    Episode 380: The Whedon Cut

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 19, 2021 63:21

    With the “Snyder Cut” aka Zack Snyder’s Justice League, the long awaited, fan demanded, true to its original director’s vision (or is it revision?) version just days from release the Regular Joes decided four hours of Justice League was not enough. At Barry’s suggestion they all rewatched the original 2017 film. WARNING: rewatching this film may cause nausea, headaches, general malaise, and or trigger seizures. While it is impossible to imagine the original film getting any worse, is it possible it has gotten better with age? The Joes go there so you don’t have to. Because some people feel there is still room in the world for a Superman who is not all dark and angsty, this season the CW and Greg Berlanti (the  guy who produces everything on the CW) have given us Superman and Lois., the story of Supergirl’s previously lesser known cousin and his family. Is it good?  Two of the Joes who are otherwise abstaining from the Arrowverse are on board ... at least for now.  Listen in to find out why. As per usual there’s also Random Topics and What’s in the Box Thanks for listening!

    Episode 379: Wanda, Wanda, Wanda!

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 12, 2021 72:43

    So if you have not been watching WandaVision along with the Regular Joes the good news is this will be the last week you have to listen to them talk about it ... for a while at least. If you have been watching you also know that 95% of their theories proved to be as far off the mark as, well, pretty much everyone else’s.  Seriously how much fun would if been if they’d actually had it figured out. There’s also a Hot Toys minute where they talk about wait for it ... new Scarlet Witch and Vision figures. Note Both the Random Topics and What’s in the Box segments are 100% Wanda free. So that’s something. Thanks for listening!

    Episode 388: Three Guys Walk Into a Zoom ...

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 5, 2021 62:45

    This week, like most, the Regular Joe’s got together and talked. At some point they got around to hitting the record button and that part, for better or worse, is preserved for posterity, and for you. Unless this is your first episode you’ll be unsurprised to hear they talked about stuff they’ve been watching, and stuff they look forward to seeing. There were also various references to Tom Cruise running (Random Topics). And, unless you have somehow managed to miss the last year they talk a bit about events that are not quite ready to resume as normal and at least one that will. Again, no great surprise, they also bought stuff this week (What’s In The Box) and they’ll tell you about that. And then even more stuff (RJ Picks) that, if you are as susceptible to suggestion as the Joe’s are you will probably end up buying as well. Lastly, because we are eight weeks into Marvel’s demonstration that there really are no hard and fast rules to how you spin a superhero yarn, they talk about the penultimate episode of WandaVison, or as the entire freakin internet calls it #WANDAVISION. Thanks for listening . . . and if you get a minute check out Barry’s Iron Man pictures and all the others at They do this all for you. And not “you” in the general sense. We mean “you” personally. They are just those kinda guys.

    Episode 377: Agatha Who?

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 26, 2021 99:04

    Its always a good time when Brian “I’ve got one of those” Mix drops by to catch up. This week Brian and the Regular hosts talk about props and prop replicas. Stuff they have, stuff they want, and the deep void in Dave’s existence that stems from not owning a truly significant screen used prop. Prediction, this will not end well. They also cover the usual random topics, work in a round of Whats in the Box, and serve up a bonus slice of What’s on my Workbench. It’s covid folks, we talk, we buy stuff, we make, and we get by. And just because 1/2 of America is currently asking who the f**k is Agatha Harkness? they spend a few minutes talking (really speculating) about what is going on in WandaVision. SPOILER Nobody knows what is actually going on in WandaVision, thats why they can’t stop watching and talking about it. Two weeks to go. Thanks for listening!  

    Episode 375: Spaced

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 19, 2021 71:10

    Three years ago Jeff Bezos saved The Expanse from a premature death in the cold depths of space.  As the fifth season (the second on Amazon Prime) wraps up the Regular Joes comment on this, in many ways, unique Sci Fi (no longer SyFi) show. The political thriller, action adventure, human drama, continues to deliver, while deviating slightly, from the novel series by James S. A. Corey ... which Tod references several times after promising not to. Watch it, read it, whatever. Great stuff. Alan Tudyk, who you may recall from Firefly, Rogue One and a gajillion other roles, is back in the Sci Fi  saddle, sort of, in Resident Alien. This story of a lone Alien trapped on Earth has been told many times but never anything quite like this. Lastly, because no one who is watching can stop theorizing on what is actually happening on WandaVison, there is some more of that too. All this plus the usual Random Topics. Thanks for listening!

    Episode 375: You Look MARVELous

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 12, 2021 63:42

    This past weekend  roughly 92 million people sat through a bizarre event, involving several millionaires beating up each other to control an oblong ball, just to get a look at the new trailer for Marvel’s next Disney+ series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.  Was it worth all that pain and suffering? Hell yes! After an interminable wait the MCU is back in all its shield throwing, Falcon flying, evil bad guy battling glory. And we have barely a month left to wait. Note: the full two minute version of the trailer is available online. If that’s not enough MARVEL, with episode 5 WandaVision crosses the halfway mark with still no explanation for the epic weirdness that has enveloped Westview, New Jersey. Who is responsible? Is Vision even really there? And .... the wrong Quicksilver WTF? All this plus What’s in the Box and the usual Round of Random Topics. Thanks for listening!

    Episode 374: Marvel Orphans

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 5, 2021 65:15

    This week’s episode has a theme ... if you look really closely. In its fourth week (of nine) the decidedly odd puzzle pieces of Disney+’s first Marvel series WandaVision are coming together.  What these clues reveal is still very much an open question. The only thing certain at this point is the Regular Joes are hooked and will be speculating along with everyone else. Stay tuned. Over the last seven plus years the Joes respective Hot Toys collections  have swelled mightily. One might argue there is some bad influence at work here. In the last few weeks each of the host added at least one of the Daughters of Thanos to their respective shelves. In this episode’s conjoined What’s in the Box segment the Joes explain why they finally decided to give a home to these recently orphaned blue and green ladies. All this plus the usual Random Topics. Thanks for listening!

    Episode 373 - Sci-Fi Fav's

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 29, 2021 72:05

    On this episode, the Regular Joes each discuss one of their favorite Science Fiction properties. Yeah, so you're thinking, how is that different from the previous 372 episodes right? Well, there was one couldn't be related to Star Trek or Star Wars in any that added a level of complexity! What movies or shows did each host choose? Listen in to find out. Plus the usual helping of Random Topics and a round of What's in the Box. Thanks for listening!

    Episode 372: Weird Wanda

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2021 66:29

    Each year the Regular Joes gather to exchange gifts. And, like everything else in 2020, that did not quite happen as planned. Thus, nearly a month after the holiday, the Joes get together (safely distanced by several miles) and open presents they bought or made for each other. Yes, that is kinda odd. . .but it fits this week’s theme. After several long months of eager anticipation Disney+ just launched the first, of many, TV series based on characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. WandaVision, which places the Scarlet Witch (Wanda Maximoff) and Vision (just Vision) in a reality anchored in the conventions of 1950’s and 1960’s sitcoms. If that sounds odd, it is. Another Marvel series is called “What If,” WandaVision might have been called “What The. . .?” It’s very, very strange but is it good strange or bad strange the Regular Joes weigh in, and as usual, opinions vary. Oh, and there is also Random Topics. Thanks for listening!

    Episode 371: Disco Season 3 - Burnam’d Out?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2021 71:06

    Star Trek the Next Generation came into its own in it’s third season. The Third season of original Star Trek gave us Turnabout Intruder and Spock’s Brain. As Star Trek Discovery wraps up its third season the regular Regular Joes, plus adjunct Joe Brian Mix, assess how the series fared. What worked, what didn’t? Did it serve it characters well? As this was the third major redirection in three years are we getting close to what we expect from in the flagship series from a streaming service that leaned heavily into this franchise? Lastly how does it hold up against the other two Trek series that aired this calendar year? We also have some Random Topics and a round of What’s in the Box. Because, well … the economy is not gonna bounce back on its own. Thanks for listening!

    Episode 370: Dumpster Fire

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2021 76:45

    The Regular Joes are back from their holiday hiatus and it’s time to catch up. First up they toss out a few random topics. Next it’s a round of Show and Tell, where the hosts share a few of their favorite Christmas gifts. The week between Christmas and New Year’s is prime binge time and the Joes took good advantage of the opportunity. Find out which shows finished up their 2020 watch lists. With the pre-Christmas self purchase pact (mostly) off, it’s time for the first round of What’s in the Box for the new year. Lastly, the Joes give their take on the the eagerly anticipated Wonder Woman 1984. Note: there will be SPOILERS. As well as disappointment, a brief effort at rationalization, and a good amount of sheer bafflement. Thanks for listening!

    Episode 369: Con Job Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2020 108:09

    As the Regular Joes take a little time off for the Holidays, they thought it would be fun to revisit some of their favorite moments from their favorite convention, the annual Rhode Island Comic Con. Among the Joes memorable guests are Billy Zabka, Martin Kove, C. Thomas Howell, Daniel Logan, Katrina Law, Michael Rooker, Seth Gilliam, Sam Jones, Melody Anderson, Beverly D’Angelo, Jason Isaacs, Mike Quinn, Tim  Rose and many more. Hopefully we can all go to a Comic Con in the near future, but until we can, please enjoy our retrospective on the best little show in the north east!  Enjoy the holidays, have a Happy New Year, and as always, thanks for listening!

    Episode 368: Con Job Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2020 85:55

    As the Regular Joes take a little time off for the Holidays, they thought it would be fun to revisit some of their favorite moments from their favorite convention, the annual Rhode Island Comic Con. Among the Joes memorable guests are Billy Zabka, Martin Kove, C. Thomas Howell, Daniel Logan, Katrina Law, Michael Rooker, Seth Gilliam, Sam Jones, Melody Anderson, Beverly D’Angelo, Jason Isaacs, Mike Quinn, Tim  Rose and many more. Hopefully we can all go to a Comic Con in the near future, but until we can, please enjoy our retrospective on the best little show in the north east!  Enjoy the holidays, have a Happy New Year, and as always, thanks for listening!

    Episode 367: Filoni & Favreau Save the Universe

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 25, 2020 94:07

    Don’t get us wrong, season one of the Mandalorian was good ... ok very good. But, by any objective standard season two was mind blowing. If you have not yet watched the season finale, you will want to go do that now. Really. There will be SPOILERS ... lots and lots of SPOILERS. The regular hosts are once again joined by Derryl DePriest and Brian Mix as they process what they just saw. And, even though folks really should stop buying stuff for themselves at this time of year, there’s a round of Show and Tell. Thanks for Listening!

    Episode 366: We Have Seen the Future and it is . . . Disney

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2020 73:19

    If you are a Star Wars fan, or a Marvel fan, or a fan of anything else that comes from the entertainment juggernaut that is Disney last week Christmas came early.  Disney’s investors Day 2020 detailed, more or less, plans for dozens of Disney + TV series, including at least 10 Marvel and 10 Star Wars offerings, coming in the next three years.  Oh, and films, you want films, Marvel, Star Wars, Indiana Jones and a whole lot of kid stuff the Joes didn’t really care about. This giant sized info dump gave the Regular Joes much to talk about, ponder, and speculate on as they get ready for the streaming onslaught in 2021. It’s a Tsunami of nerdy goodness heading our way.  Ride the wave baby!  There’s also the usual Random  Topics and a round of What’s in The Box.  Oh, and  they never even get around to talking Mandalorian. Go figure. Thanks for Listening!

    Episode 365: The Bantha in The Room

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2020 58:52

    For those of you who never expected to see the words “Star Wars” and “Holiday Special” used together again in any authorized way, Disney+ offers up an animated Lego revisitation of the Life Day holiday celebration. Does it improve upon the original? That’s kind of a low bar. Without question, it’s the best Star Wars Holiday Special constructed of Legos we have seen … so far. Ok, so just in case you are the one person in the galaxy who doesn’t think the Mandalorian is the Star Wars flavored awesomeness we have been craving for well … decades, you are going to have to suck it up and sit through the Joes talking about Mando yet again. Look, people its the Bantha in the room, you can’t not talk about it. There’s also Random topics, a round of Whats in the Box, all part of the Joe’s selfless effort to jumpstart our economic recovery. Thanks for listening!

    Episode 364: Going, Going ... Grogu?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2020 66:23

    This week the Prop Store held another auction of rare and one of a kind items from film and television. While it is true most of us can’t afford to swim among the big fish who will gobble up these goodies it’s also fun to play the home game, and peruse the catalog for the props we would most want. This most recent auction offers up quite a selection and the Regular Joes have whittled down their lists to those items they most covet ranging from the Star Wars universe, to Bruce Lee films, to the inevitable Tom Cruise artifact. Ok, yes last week they talked Mandalorian, but that was before Dave Filoni brought one of Barry and Tod’s favorite Clone Wars characters into the live action Star Wars universe. Oh, also The Child (aka Baby Yoda) gets a name, and the stage is set for one of the most well known characters in the no longer canon Star Wars Expanded Universe. If any of this last paragraph make sense to you just listen!  There’s also What’s in the Box. Thanks for listening!

    Episode 363: Mando Musings with Tom Spina

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2020 86:05

    The Regular Joes are joined by Tom Spina, the man behind Regal Robot and Tom Spina Designs to discuss the reason we all subscribe to Disney +, The Mandalorian…specifically, the first half of season 2.  They also talk about all the cool things going on in Tom Spina’s shop, the new items available from Regal Robot and the Black Friday sales.  There’s also a round of Whats in the Box and more.  As always, thanks for listening!

    Episode 362: The Wizard of Odd

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2020 68:50

    It doesn’t take much effort to rewatch a film like Goldfinger. It shows no commitment to cue up The Rock. What takes true dedication is committing 102 extremely long minutes to a film that you know Is going to be excruciatingly bad. This week the Regular Joes pay tribute to the late Sean Connery by watching the the 1974 John Boorman sci-fi/Fantasy film Zardoz for the latest installment of Disaster-Piece Theater. And, because misery loves company, they bring long-time friends Jim Bush and Derryl DePriest along for the ride. Please Note: the Regular Joes Podcast accepts no responsibility for any lasting psychological effects suffered by listeners who choose to watch this film. There’s also the usual Random Topics and an extra large helping of What’s in The Box. Thanks for listening!

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