Thursday, May 27, 2010

Secret Agents are among us

First off we have some news pertaining Album 52. More titles have been given. Thankstaking Story, and White Elephant Gift. You can check out Odyssey Way for more info and his theory on a couple episode summaries.

In other news. Another interesting character blog has started up. His name is Agent 3XQ. Although he claims that he isn't Aredjay, it makes sense that he is. His goal is to provide the "world" with the "truth" about happenings in our world and in Odyssey.  His posts so far although way out there, are pretty entertaining. (And just for the record I am NOT an evil genius in disguise that is plotting to take over the world with a herd of mutated animals and a pack of walking twinkies.)
I'm interested to see what this blog has to offer in the days to come.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The Jubilee Singers Review

The Jubilee Singers

Before I got the album, I was glad to read that we would hear more of the Gallery. When I heard the episode I wasn't let down either. Using the Gallery they have another way of telling stories without using the Imagination Station, or a main character telling. In these episodes Frederick Douglas tells the story of the Jubilee Singers. Unlike others, I kinda like the voice for Frederick Douglas. His voice helps me picture the character, like most of the characters in Odyssey.
I was glad to hear another episode with Red. In a way it increased the humor factor in the beginning. I think I said this before, but I will say it again. I think Red will prove to be a promising character, with many fun quotes in the future.  This episode definitely had an awesome story to it, along with great music/songs. The music style was well done, and I really liked that it had a southern gospel feel to it.I recognized some of the songs. One of them I sang with my school choir!
My rating:
Theme: 5/5
Humor: 4.5/5
Action: 5/5
Total Rating: 5/5

This episode is by far the best in album 51. If by some chance you missed the others in this album, The Jubilee Singers is one you definitely don't want to miss hearing.

Well that ends the reviews for album 51. Album 52 doesn't start airing until October. What will we do in the mean time? Well Audry of AIO Insanity hit her 100th post and has a podcast up, and if you want to hear what Marvin of The AIO Fan's Life sounds like, you can hear him on his blog as well.  If you're curious what the upcoming summer schedule looks like, you can check it out: May, June, July

 That's all for now. This is Freddy Jay saying "School's Out for the summer!"

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Ethan Daniels Blog

The latest podcast is up. On it is an interview with Mandisa. You can check out the whole thing here.
Also there are  end of season awards going on. You can do your part by sending in nominations for the different categories and then there will be polls up to vote on them as well. Also it is currently being referred to as The Whitty Awards. If you can think of a better name you can submit that as well. To submit, you can go to The Odyssey Scoop,  AIO Wiki,  or the Official AIO site.

In other news, Ethan Daniels now has his own blog. We know and love him as the host of the ceiling fan podcast. He has proclaimed himself as the biggest Odyssey fan time and time again in his podcast, and once again in his first post. I may have to disagree with him on that one. I mean he is a HUGE fan and all that, but I think several people could argue with him about who is truley the biggest Odyssey fan. (Myself included.)  Anyway I can't wait to see more posts by Ethan on his blog.

According to my counter , I have reached 1015 visitors. Whoot! Thank you to all my visitors/readers out there.
That's about all for now. This is Freddy Jay saying "Catch ya later."

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Ceiling Fan Contest and Other News

Hey do you like Adventures in Odyssey? Would you like the chance to win numerous cool Odyssey prizes? If so, then head over, and check out the Ceiling Fan's latest fan hijack contest, by clicking here.

 It seems another fan blog has joined the ranks. This one is done by our very own Camilla Parker. It has posts written from her perspective. So far it is really good. If you want to check it out, click here.
There are some blogs from other Odyssey characters, but most of them haven't been updated for a while. If you would like to check them out here are some of them. The most up to date one being Mandy's blog.
Mandy's Blog - Rodney Rathbone's Blog - Rusty Gordon's Blog   - Bart Rathbone's Electric Palace - The Secret Witness

Also, Audry (AIO Insanity) is getting close to her 100th post, to celebrate she plans on having a podcast. Can't wait to see what it sounds like.

Odyssey Connection: When I was younger I loved baseball. I started with t-ball. I was decent, and if I remember right, I even hit a grand slam. But that was t-ball. Once I moved up into baseball, things weren't quite so easy. I wasn't good at baseball, kinda like Davey Holcomb in Whit's Flop. I'd often strike out, drop pop flies, but I did have a good arm. Anyway like Davey learned, everyone has their own talent. Mine is definitely not baseball, although I do play it for fun every now and then. I later learned what my talents are. They include: playing the trumpet, singing, and boy scouts. Davey got discouraged and thought he wasn't good at anything. He later helped Whit invent a pizza oven from the old photo copier, and that oven is still in Whit's End to this day, as far as we know.

That about wraps things up for now. This is Freddy Jay saying "Don't be afraid to comment. We bloggers like fan input."

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Busy, Busy, Busy!...

This past week I have been really busy with various things. Cramming in last minute school work, a youth retreat thing, (was gone from Wednesday till yesterday). So now I am finally posting and catching up on everything I missed while I was gone, just in case you missed it on one of the other blogs/sites.This week was a busy week in the AIO world as well.

So first off, I'll start with some news that pertains to Odyssey. The first Family fun panel video is up. And it has to do with Album 51. It's about making a Wod-fam-choc-sod. The ingredients are also found in the insert included with album 51. It looks so good, I may have to try my hand at making one. Also if you complete it, you have the option of buying a collectors button. You can watch the clip here.  I can't wait to see what other Family panels are in store. What a great idea.

To infinity and beyond. One small step for man, one large step for Odyssey fandom kind. That's right, a huge Odyssey fan Col. Virts took a copy of the AIO episode "For God and Country" into space with him. To read more about this, you can check out The Odyssey Scoop, or this site.

The episodes The Jubilee Singers Parts 1 and 2 are currently online. This three part episode is one you definitely won't want to miss out on. It is an awesome episode with great music and an awesome story. Like most of the other blogs... my review will come after the last part airs. You can listen here.

Before I get into news about other blogs I'm gonna do a quick recap of the info we know about the upcoming fall season, album 52 Cause and Effect.

  • The album is planned for a release in October of 2010.
  • Mrs. Randolph will be returning.
  • The Parker family gets a new babysitter.
  • Emily Jones solves another case.
  • Matthew Parker invents a new Imagination Station program.
  • Dave Arnold will continue his position of being executive producer.
  • There will be a Christmas and a Thanksgiving episode.
  • At least one two-part episode will be included.
  • Some episodes will have sound design by Jonathan Crowe.
  • Nathan Hoobler is directing an episode written by Marshal Younger and Paul McCusker.
  • It was announced that the AIO team is working on more Kidsboro episodes for the spring 2010 season. These episodes did not appear in album 51, so it can be assumed that at least two episodes in album 52 will involve Kidsboro.(At least we hope so.)
  • Three episode titles, Fast As I Can, Stage Fright, and An Agreeable Nanny.  This info found on Aiowiki.

The Heart of Odyssey has their third and fourth heartcasts up.Which includes interviews with Kevin and Loren (from the Ceiling Fan, A.K.A. another really cool podcast.) and reviews of some episodes as well. They kinda get border line offensive sometimes, but it's alright. Be sure to check it out if you want.

The Odyssey Way now has a new page. This page is the awards page where you can vote for different categories such as Best episode, best new comer and more. Check it out here.

Also be sure to check out the latest AIO Blogcast. In this blogcast Tasha and Austin review more episodes and talk about various things. Be sure to check it out.

I'm thinking that's about it. I have some Odyssey connections in mind, but will save them for later because this post is getting really long. (I hope I remember...) Anyway this is Freddy Jay saying "Now my fingers hurt."

Friday, May 7, 2010


The growing community of Odyssey-loving-news-giving-fans-that-give-their-thoughts-on-the-latest-Odyssey news-and-episodes now have an Official group name, (and thankfully it's shorter than that)  and it's called...

The OBC (Odyssey Blogging Community) now has 9 members right now.  If you have an Odyssey blog and aren't in it yet, you are welcome to join.

The Jubilee Singers Part 1 airs tomorrow, you won't want to miss it.

That's all for now, This is Freddy Jay signing off.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

AIO Podcast(s)

The official site has been busy with podcasts. One of which was a video podcast revealing a Mother's Day Contest. This is a really cool contest. And Mother's Day is right around the corner. To read more details about it. Go here.

If you haven't watched the podcast you can go here. In this video podcast they reveal these facts about the upcoming album 52.
  • The Parker family gets a new babysitter.
  • Emily Jones solves another case.
  • Matthew Parker invents a new Imagination Station program.(This one sounds cool)
  • Album 52 includes an episode titled "Fast As I Can.
  • A sketch of album 52 cover. Although not seen very well, here it is.

    More and more things are being revealed about album 52.
    Including another episode title which was revealed in the interview podcast they released yesterday. (An Agreeable Nanny.)
    The interview is with Zach Callison the voice of Matthew Parker. You can listen here.

    I think that's all for today. This is Freddy Jay saying "My cough needs to go away......."

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Passages and Podcasts

 First things first, the newest podcast on the official website is up. Has some very interesting things that you won't want to miss. Check it out here.

In other news the 2nd book in the Passages series, Arin's Judgment,  is now available.

One minute, Wade Mullins is in Odyssey, attempting to burn his friend's top-secret drawings for the atomic bomb. The next, he is staring at a strange prophet from an alternate world who says Wade is the final sign—an end-times omen of a culture on the verge of annihilation. Can Wade stop the production of a bomb and a madman's reign of terror?

The second heartcast of  The Heart of Odyssey is up, and the 24th podcast of the ceiling fan is up as well. Be sure to check them out if you'd like.

I think that's all for now...This is Freddy Jay saying "zzzzz."

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Finish What You..... Review

Finish What You.......
  • Right away Eugene starts talking in his usual confusing, big vocabulary style. Olivia though doesn't ask the usual "huh" like other kids have in the past. 
  • Eugene plays the guitar? Well I suppose it wouldn't be too different than the ukulele.
  • Eugene teaching guitar lessons? I think it's going better than his substitute teaching. (The Invisible Dog)
  • Version difference: The disc version includes a scene where Eugene knocks on the Parkers door and is greeted by Mrs. Parker. This extra scene includes the fact that Eugene named his guitar Henrietta.
  • The "I broke a nail" line is kinda  a little weird for an 11 year old.
  • The cubits line, best joke of the episode.
  • The endless list of things sitting around of previous commitments reminds me of......well me....
  • Yet another episode without Katrina?.......Not even a mentioning.......
  • The song played by Eugene and Olivia at the end is pretty good.
  • the wrap up at the end was pretty funny too.
Rating : Humor:3/5
            Action: 3/5
            Total: 3.5/5
Well that's all for now, Be sure to watch for The first part of The Jubilee Singers next week. This is Freddy Jay saying "so lo.......".