Episode 14 – Toru Uchikado Interview

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This week, Miranda and Jeff interview Toru Uchikado.  Toru, of course, plays online gamer, Ren Shimosawa. Toru

Links to things mentioned in the interview:

Follow Toru on Twitter: @ToruUchikado

One Piece

Sword Art Online

Attack on Titan

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Slam Dunk Show and Slam Dunk Comic

Kuroko Basketball Comic

Prince of Tennis Comic


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Episode 13 – Heroes Rewind – Season 4 – Thanksgiving

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This week, Miranda, James, Laura, and Jeff ask Hiro to send us back to November 23, 2009 so we can discuss NBC’s Heroes – Season 4, Chapter 10, Thanksgiving.

We’re looking for some voicemail feedback on how you feel about Heroes Reborn. We haven’t heard from some of you in a while and we’re curious as to how you are liking, or not liking, the show.

Call us: 346-202-HERO (4376).

This was Jeff’s choice for our Heroes Rewind discussion.  His reason? Laura said pick a weird one and this one certainly qualifies!  RayParkDarthMaul Plus, he loves Darth Maul!

Less than 3 minutes in and we have our first tangent…must be some kind of a record.  All the talk about pie reminded Jeff about Pushing Daisies starring Lee Pace.  LeePaceGOG

This episode had us all fairly confused. It was definitely NOT a standalone episode.

This week we dug out the actual recap segment from our Original Heroescast Podcast as recorded by Kim.

Samuel discovers his true potential in terms of his ability.  Because we don’t remember, we hypothesize that he must have sent Hiro back in time to retrieve the film, since we thought Joseph had destroyed it.  We also discuss Hiro’s naiveté being one of the things we didn’t like in the original run.  Since this isn’t a standalone episode, we really never recalled what Samuel’s plan was and, in trying to explain it, probably made it more confusing 🙂

HRG goes shopping Fonzarelli style and “accidentally” runs into Lauren.  James is very pleased since he’s a big fan of Elisabeth Rohm.

rohm rohm-kate This takes us on another quick tangent regarding Carey Mulligan (aka Sally Sparrow) from Doctor Who.  Blink_(Doctor_Who)

 

 

We continue trying to recall or speculate who and what some of the characters in this episode were; namely Gretchen and the girl that tried to kill her (Becky).  Which takes another tangent into House of Lies on Showtime, since Lydia plays Don Cheadle’s ex-wife on that show. Which takes us down the path of Jean-Ralphio.  Which ties back into the Fonz and finally ends up with Ash vs. Evil Dead. WHAT?  That’s how confused we were with this episode.

Bennet Thanksgiving DinnerOnce we get back on track, we discuss the Dysfunctional Bennett family’s dinner.Screen Shot 2015-12-19 at 7.30.04 PM

And just like that, we’re off again talking about Carnivale, Prison Break, and Fremont, Ohio.

Sylar/Nathan bring some real story back to the episode which clears everything right up. (NOT)

Samuel finds a scapegoat for Joseph’s death in Edgar since Hiro won’t rat him out in order to save Charlie.

In summary: Don’t try to watch this episode on its own unless you completely remember all the bits and pieces of season 4.


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Episode 12 – Heroes Rewind – Season 3 – Our Father

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This week, Miranda, James, Laura, and Jeff ask Hiro to send us back to December, 2008 so we can discuss NBC’s Heroes – Season 3, Chapter 12, Our Father.

We’re looking for some voicemail feedback on how you feel about Heroes Reborn. We haven’t heard from some of you in a while and we’re curious as to how you are liking, or not liking, the show.

Call us: 346-202-HERO (4376).

This was Laura’s choice for our Heroes Rewind discussion.  Her reason? Bloody Sylar Elevator

Sylar covered in blood, of course.  James now understands why Laura has been such a huge Sylar fan 🙂

Mini Hiro makes Miranda happy, YounganOldHiro and the scene when adult Hiro sees his mom before she dies was a very emotionally touching moment for us.  HiroandMom

 

 

James was really drawn into the show by watching this episode. We all seem to feel that the writing from the original series, and this particular episode especially, is why we liked the series so much, and may be why we’re a bit disappointed in the new series.

James’ thoughts on his first Peter exposure; He was a bit underwhelmed and wasn’t what he expected based on how Laura had discussed him in the past.  That was probably due to Peter not having “power” at this juncture in the storyline.  But as an isolated episode, he experienced a full gamut of emotions.

The Haitian seems to have more of a major part than what we remembered.

And we really like the fact that the original series did a lot of callback to character names, and story situations.  This is something else we feel is lacking in Heroes Reborn.

We look a bit ahead because we’re trying to remember what the entire story is with, Nikki, Jessica, and Tracy (and Barbara?).  Niki_Jessica

Mohinder has a flesh eating virus, so he is the perfect choice to send in to give a soldier an experimental vaccination.MohinderInjection

ClaireHoldsClaire The universe doesn’t implode as Claire holds herself.


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Episode 11 – Heroes Rewind – Season 1 – The Company Man

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This week, Miranda, James, Laura, and Jeff ask Hiro to send us back to February, 2006 so we can discuss NBC’s Heroes – Season 1, Chapter 17, The Company Man.

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This was an interesting episode as it was more centered on a few of the “Heroes” instead of all of them. In fact, was the first episode that Masi Oka isn’t in, although his character is.

Ted Sprague is NOT Eric Christian Olson or the Neanderthal Man from the old insurance commercials.

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We all seem to agree that watching the original run episodes has made us want to watch them all again.  They seem to do what the new series hasn’t yet, which is make us WANT to watch the next episode.

The Doctor Who Connection:  Christopher Eccleston and Eric Roberts have both been in some type of Doctor Who incarnation.

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Christopher Eccelston was the 9th Doctor for the 2005 reboot, and Eric Roberts was in the 1996 “movie“.

James liked “The Little Haitian” and we were surprised by how many times the Half Helix kept showing up.

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Jeff is alone (as usual) in thinking that Missy Peregryme’s character, Candice, looked like Erica’s Daughter, Taylor.

But that’s not as bad as Miranda forgetting that George Takei was Hiro’s dad!!!  Hiro_and_Tekei

And thanks go to Laura for letting us in on this little Easter Egg.ncc1701

Our final thoughts on “Company Man”:  Laura was a bit disappointed since it wasn’t a full cast episode. James thought it was 90% better than what we’ve been watching on Thursdays. Jeff and Miranda really enjoyed it, in fact so much that they both wanted to immediately watch the next Heroes episode “Parasite” to find out what happens, and maybe even the first full season.

Be sure to VOTE for which episode you’d like us to discuss on our last hiatus episode.  You can do that HERE


Contest: Laura will choose winners on December 12th, 2015, so there’s still a bit more time to get those reviews and ratings posted.  We really appreciate the support and feedback.


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Choose your own adventure!

We are going to have a few episode discussions while the show is on hiatus. We have each chosen an episode from the original series and we would like you, our audience, to choose one as well!

Vote below! If you have one that sticks out in your mind that is not on our list comment with the title below the poll.

Which episode would you like us to rewatch and discuss?

  • Season One, Episode Ten - "Six Months Ago" (100%, 3 Votes)
  • Season One, Episode One - "Genesis" (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Season Four, Episode Eighteen - "Brave New World" (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Season Three, Episode Two - "The Butterfly Effect" (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Season One, Episode Twenty-Three - "How to Stop an Exploding Man" (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 3

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