Episode 39: Xtra Episode 4

It’s the 4th and final Xtra episode, and indeed the final episode of the season! I know I said that four episodes ago, at the 12th episode, and that was also true. This is the final, final episode.

To reward you for sticking with it for so long, the episode begins with some bloopers and outtakes from Joe Cassara, Frederik Olsen, and Josh Mandel as King Graham, before we finish up the Music Talk with Brandon, James, and Ken, and the “does Space Quest hold up today?” chat with game designer Francisco Gonzalez.

And, finally, a special musical treat from Pete Toleman.

It is all here in full auditory glory:

Even though this is the final episode of this season, I would be remiss not to remind you to subscribe, so you will be ready when season 4 rolls around sometime this century.

The YouTube version is here, and it features the Francisco interview in its uncensored glory:

Thank you so much for sticking with me this season! Now I’m going to let this website fulfill its true potential as a blogging site, first and foremost. Be sure to check in at my YouTube page where I release two Let’s Play videos a week. And if you can’t get enough podcasting, we also talk adventure games over on Back Seat Designers, and more general nerdy stuff at Nerd Against The Machine!.

Episode 38: Xtra Episode 3

Time once again for some extra content! More music talk? Check. More grandstanding from Francisco “The Artist” Gonzalez? Uh, actually, he’s a very nice man, so that’s hardly fair. But we do get into Space Quest V, which is his favorite game of the series, and I try to explain him in very unclear terms why it doesn’t feel very Space Quest-y.

Also, there’s some rambling at the start about how the scripting process for the show works out, and how Frederik Olsen and I came up with the story arc(s) for CyberCedric in this season.

The audio version with swear words bleeped out is here:

Do go subscribe with your podcast-y feed-y thing, because there’s still an episode to go.

If you like your podcasts uncensored with filthy words intact, you can listen to the episode on YouTube:

See you next week when we finally wrap up the 3rd season with an explosive finale — not as explosive as the first one, mind you, but still pretty damn volatile.

Episode 37: Xtra Episode 2

More music talk from the gentlemen Brandon Blume, James Mulvale, and Ken Allen — and Francisco Gonzalez and I talk about whether or not the plots to Space Quest III and Space Quest IV make sense.

As is tradition now, you can either listen (and download) the episode in audio form, with those naughty, naughty swear-words bleeped:

(Download here, or just subscribe to get new episodes automatically.)

Or you can check out the episode on YouTube, where I have left in the words that your mom told you made God cry:

I will admit, this week’s episode was a bit of a rush job, so there’s not much else other than these two segments. But I will make good on my promise to include outtakes and behind-the-scenes stuff in the last of the four Xtra Episodes!

Hope you’ll tune in again next week!

Episode 36: Xtra Episode 1

The season has wrapped, but we’re not quite done yet. Here’s the first of four extra episodes that conclude the Music Talk with Brandon Blume, James Mulvale, and Ken Allen. It also includes the 1st of a 4-part chat with game designer Francisco Gonzalez on the merits of the Space Quest series as seen through modern eyes.

You can listen to it here:

And, of course, subscribe to the show in any number of ways, as usual.

You can also listen to the episode on YouTube, where I have taken the liberty of removing all the bleeps — so you get to hear Francisco and me swear at each other. (So, NSFW, is what I’m saying.)

See you next week for the 2nd xtra episode!