TTYL #9 – Star Trek Into Darkness

Star Trek Into Darkness - Podcast Review

STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS is a summer blockbuster that, like IRON MAN 3, is proving to be divisive. What did two decidedly non-trekkies have to say about the film? Find out in That Thing You Like‘s definitive podcast review!

We boldly go (nailed it!) into spoilers, and talk about what makes the movie tick. The character stuff? All awesome. Spock and Kirk have some great moments, and Simon Pegg nearly steals the whole show. The plot? Decidedly less awesome.

Maybe the movie was never going to match the unexpected joy that was the 2009 reboot, but damn it, our hearts were ready to love.

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Chris Baxter – @cbax
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TTYL #8 – Strip Search Day 7

Strip Search - Day 7, Monica vs Lexxy

That Thing You Like can’t stop, won’t stop, podcasting about Penny Arcade’s Strip Search. Day 7 will long be remembered as a physically intense day of the show, one that ultimately pitted the tiny and hilarious Monica Ray against the talented, recently-kickstarted Lexxy Douglass.

Day 7 will also be remembered as the day Katie J Rice went motherflipping off on some fools, ping pong style.

The elimination matchup between Lexxy and Monica produced two legitimately great pieces, and for the first time, public opinion seems truly split. In our recap, That Thing You Like goes deep into the issues from the last three episodes. Did the ping pong episodes work? How could Khoo really fall that far in a ping pong draft? And is it right that the show might always favour solid joke construction, or is there room in the contest for thought-provoking, emotional work?

Plus, updated STRIP SEARCH POWER RANKINGS. 

And really, just draft Robert Khoo you guys. I mean, seriously.

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Thanks for listening! Have thoughts about Strip Search? Disagree with our power rankings? Leave a comment below, or shout at us on Twitter.

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Chris Baxter – @cbax
Brian Shirlaw – @brian_rs

TTYL #5 – Strip Search (Day Six)

Strip Search - Abby Howard and Erika MoenThat Thing You Like is ALL ABOUT Penny Arcade’s Strip Search! #StripSearch, you guys. Day #6 saw a showdown between the tangential-one, Abby Howard, and the webcomics badass / normative-definition-of-virginity-defier, Erika Moen.

And it was a doozy. A barnburner. A brouhaha, even.

Abby and Erika are both uniquely awesome, and their trial-by-art made for the hands-down best episode of Strip Search to date. But day six brought us a metric tonne of things to discuss: Why does the internet hate go-karting? Why is seeing people deal with the business-side of art so compelling? Is Tavis a bad person now? We answer all these questions, plus pitch the KHOO & SUNTER POWER HOUR.

And also Kris Straub. We heart you, Kris Straub.

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TTYL #3 – Strip Search (Day Five)

Amy and Maki

That Thing You Like‘s coverage of Penny Arcade’s Strip Search continues! Elimination #5 pitted the refreshingly candid Amy T. Falcone against the pineappled-visage of Maki Naro. Also, I’ve come to think of Maki as a one-word, Prince type figure, so I had to look up his name to write this intro paragraph.

I digress.

It was an excellent elimination episode featuring two favourites, and Chris and myself (Brian) discuss all the news that’s fit to podcast. How can Katie be so awesome with clay? Is it actually clay or plasticine? What made the booth display challenge so compelling? And, of course, what went down in the elimination thunder-dome?

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