VoK 156: The Twin Peaks Rewatch Part One


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Prompted by David Lynch’s announcement that his ground-breaking 25 year old TV show Twin Peaks will return to the air, VoK has decided to do a rewatch of the previous two series.  Join Shane (EastTexasDirewolf), Bina007, Steven (SJLee) and Greg (ClaudiusTheFool) as they discuss the Pilot and Episodes 1 and 2 of the series in depth.

This episode will NOT contain spoilers for later episodes of the show or Fire Walk With Me, allowing listeners following along at home not to be spoiled.   However, those of you looking for an overarching series discussion can tune in to our Twin Peaks episode.

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[VoK 73] Spoiler filled Twin Peaks overview episode

And for all you ladies, a picture of EastTexasDirewolf too sexy to button his shirt.

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VOK 155: The Silmarillion (Part 2) – Dwarves Gonna Need Wood


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The Vassals of Kingsgrave continue their Silmarillion re-read series.  Today we discuss the first six chapters of the Quenta Silmarillion.  We finally meet the first Elves and follow them as they make their way West and along the way many adventures and hijinks ensue.  The Dwarves make a brief appearance, there is some bickering between married gods, a lovely island ferry, mighty eagles, Ents and Orcs.

We also learn the twelve different names the Elves have for themselves (Quendi, Eldar, Avari, Falmari, Eldalie, Calaquendi, Umanyar, Moriquendi, Nandor, Sindar, Falathrim & Eglath) in case you were wondering.

Join hosts Greg, Brett, Shane, Alix, Matt & first time podcaster Matthieu as they attempt to keep all the names straight while at the same time try to understand why Tulkas likes wrestling so much.

Credits:
Edited by Greg

Image art by Ted Nasmith

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VoK 154: Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor [Game] Review


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Join Fortytwo, Alias and White Raven for their review of Monolith’s new game, “Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor”. First half of podcast is spoiler-free. Spoiler filled review starts at 43mins.

Credits:
Edited by Vikram (fortytwo)
Hosts: Fortytwo, Alias, White Raven
Intro Music: “hmm ok” by Gablé
Various other music: BoxCat’s Discography

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VoK 153: Destiny [the Game] Review


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Fortytwo teams up with Alias and White Raven to take on a Boss called “Podcast”. The Crew review Bungie’s Destiny the game. At time of Recording Patch 1.0.2 is live and Iron Banner event is underway.

Credits:
Edited by Vikram (fortytwo)
Hosts: Fortytwo, Alias, White Raven
Intro Music: “hmm ok” by Gablé
Various other music: Gillicuddy’s Discography
Blog image by Janee Meadows

 

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VoK 152: The Legend of Korra (“After All These Years” Review)


Whatever happened to those Vassals anyway? Michal, (inkasrain) Stephanie (gsdg), Katie (Lady Griffin), Amin, and Zach (Alias) awaken from their Korra catnap to review the season premiere of Book 4: Balance: “After All These Years.”

Edited by Katie

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VoK 151: The Sopranos (Part 1) – Since the Ducks Left


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What happens when four wiseguys walk into a psychiatrist’s office? Join vassals Duncan (Valkyrist), Bina (Bina007), Michael (Mordion), and Mattias (Maca) as they hijack and dismantle the first two seasons of HBO’s crown jewel – The Sopranos.

This is the first podcast in a three-part retrospective of the series.

02:51 – Cultural Impact
22:22 – Season 1 Discussion
1:02:33 – Season 2 Discussion

Warning: Contains #SPOILERS# for all aired episodes of HBO’s The Sopranos

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Edited by Valkyrist
Audio clips owned by HBO

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VoK 150: The Anarchy (1135-1154) and ASOIAF


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Join Nadia, Bina007 and Joseph (Ciao.Gamer) for the second in our series examining the parallels between history and George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series.  In this episode we cover The Anarchy – a period of civil war in England and France in the twelfth century.  We draw parallels to the events of The Princess and the Queen; ship SanStan and discover that sometimes history ends with a whimper rather than a bang.

Please note that this episode spoils all published works in the Song of Ice and Fire series as well as the prequel novellas.

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[More on the Plantagenets] Historian Dan Jones
[More on Matilda & Eleanor] Historian Helen Castor