Sunday, November 13, 2011


PLEASE NOTE: This is all coming together fairly quickly, so do not be surprised if these details change.

Episode 60: NINJAMAGEDDON (aka "The Mailbag Show") is all about acknowledging OverThinker fans, and as part of that "thanks guys" we've elected to dramatically shorten (for this episode only) the now-customary one-week "split" between when Advantage users and everyone else gets to see it.

Instead, NINJAMAGEDDON will debut for all audiences tomorrow - Monday, November 14th - at 11pm EST (10pm CST) - on; while Advantage users will have the opportunity of seeing it 24 hours ahead of time tonight at the same 11pm EST time-frame.

I'm really happy with how this one came together. Compared to "War of The Thinkers," this (the story/sketch part) has fewer FX and setups - it's basically a single extended 3-way fight scene - but it has a more cohesive running aesthetic i.e. replicating "gonzo" low-budget kung-fu movies and Japanese Tokusatsu series... though the end result ultimately owes more to the notoriously silly 80s ninja movies of Godfrey Ho. Here's some clips of his film "Ninja Fantasy," to give you some idea of what you're in for:

But that, of course, is just the garnishes. The REAL point of this episode - the important part - is the collection of great questions offered by fans and viewers. I got hundreds of questions, and tried to pick a solid mix funny ones, show-related ones, gaming ones, positives and negatives. In total, about 20 questions made the final cut. Is your's one of them? Tune in and find out Monday, November 14th at 11pm EST.


TheDVDGrouch said...

Awesome news I can hardly wait. To bad I never got a question in. All the same I'm sure we are all in for a treat.

Justin said...

Of course, HE won't be a ninja. He's using a Dowry long sword. (Or however you spell 'dowry'.

What kind of warrior used one of those....?

theGoldenchile said...

Congratulations Bob. I can't wait to see it!

Pat said...

I liked it! I'm glad you cut out the opening theme entirely (it really works better that way) and it was a lot of fun!

My only criticism is that it would probably have been better to use your ninja-fighting footage as background for your answers that didn't have any other pictures accompanying them. Otherwise it feels like your answers keep getting interrupted by your ninja-fighting.

Also, I gotta admit, I was really hoping Ivan would take the red gem and save OT by roasting CT. Though the Highlander reference was equally amusing, so kudos.

Andrew said...