Badland Girls

This week, Rhea and Destiny kick off the Ultimate Parker Project (see episode 28) and watch the 1985 Chuck Norris explosion-fest, Invasion USA! The film tells the story of Matt Hunter, a one-man army who takes on a motley crew of Communists led by the evil Rostov after they invade our beloved Florida. The Badland ladies also read a fan email, talk about LGBTQ romance in films, plea for the retirement of a certain joke, and feel incredulous.

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This week, we Skype-it-up all the way to Georgia to speak to teacher, writer, PhD student, and transmedia editor Alexandra Kingsley! We get cerebral about fandom/fandom platforms, boy band aesthetics, and the easily-forgotten history of internet fan culture. We also break down what's wrong with dissecting One Direction fan behavior on Tumblr, freak out about mens touching one another, and convince you to play the very dangerous Badland Girls drinking game.

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This week, Rhea and Destiny speak to Lisa Fary of Pink Raygun! Wetalk about the start of Pink Raygun, make some Superman apologies (sort of), and nerd out over Bobak Ferdowsi. We also talk about Lisa's personal history with watching all things Star Trek, our childhood nerd trajectories, and we read some superhero-tastic fan mail.

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This week on the "broad-cat," the Badland Girls talk to Ultimate Parker Bowman and Jason Frisbabe Frisbie from Pool Party Radio! We have a darn skippy fun time talking about action movies, their tropes, and movies that bend the genre. There's actually a lot of confusion as to what actually constitutes an action movie, so we talk about that, too. We also read another amazing fan letter and dream up a high school TV show about the 4 of us. It's real California Gold, you guys, except only one of us is actually in California. Note: this is our first Skype interview, so beware yon glitchy Skype noise!

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This week, Rhea and Destiny meet up at Blue Line Coffee to talk to Des Moines comic Dan Umthun (and silent "corporate sponsor" Martin) about cool things going on in the Iowa comedy scene and comic books! We recorded the first part of the episode in a parking lot downtown, where we battle the vicious streets to ramble about Arrested Development's influence on current sitcoms, the beauty of breaking the fourth wall, and get a bit real.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:53pm CST

This week, the Badland ladies recap Omaha Comedy Week, spoil the heck out of The Dark Knight Rises, and have a brief talk about women in hip-hop. We almost have a Kreayshawn fight, and discuss the importance of DIY comedy scenes, as well as the importance of a woman-driven superhero movie.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:55pm CST

This week, on the eve of Omaha Comedy Week, the Badland ladies keep things brief, but go on at length about Dark Knight Rises, cool stuff on Tumblr, problematic movies from the 70's, and tell another nice Robert Downey Jr. story. Destiny gives her Sleepaway Camp feelings, Rhea doesn't want to live in the Big Bird Cage, and a Marvel VS DC fight is narrowly avoided.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:44pm CST

Prepping for Omaha Comedy Week has taken over, so welcome to Badland Bites No. 4! This one is in honor of one of the greatest days in the world, Friday the 13th, as well as one of the greatest trailers in the world.

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This episode is a bit shorter than usual because we're working hard on our sketch for Omaha Comedy Week. We talk about Moonrise Kingdom, Andrew Garfield's hair, weird internet games, and a couple of film projects we want to undertake! There's a fun, electric version of our theme song, and fun bracelet noises!

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This week, the Badland witches talk to Andrew McGreevy, artistic director of the PS Collective! Andrew gives us some bad movie recommendations, reveals the truth about Tommy Wiseau, and gives out some Tolkien reading tips. We also have a debate about Cabin in the Woods and talk Batman and Spider-Man movies again.

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:35pm CST