Saturday, November 27, 2010

The Owlnapping review

Here's my thoughts on the Owlnapping.

The beginning was a nice way to begin the episode. I was glad to hear from Vance again. It would have been annoying only hearing Jay as the "bully" throughout the album. Having Coach Fang as the basketball coach was great too. Which is interesting that he does both baseball and basketball...He sure gets around. One reason I liked this episode is that it is a basketball episode. We haven't had a basketball episode since.....The Fundamentals (Album 21). The feeling of this episode is great. In general this episode reminds me of Odyssey in the old days. With the Barclays, it just feels calmer than some of the new ones in a way. This episode covers a very important lesson. Superstition. In the same way that the owl controlled some of the team members actions, in the sense that they were willing to do almost anything to get it back, many believe in superstitious mumbo jumbo and it's all fake. As Whit has said time and time again, luck as some call it is really God's blessings. It's all in God's control and nothing happens by chance or coincidence. The scenes where Ryan is doing everything Vance says in order to get the owl back was entertaining."Princess Baba is the twin of Prince Jessup!" Hahaha...Overall, very nice episode.

Theme: 5/5
Humor: 4.5/5
Music: 5/5
Interest Level: 5/5
"Like" rating: 5/5

Total average rating : 5/5 Great episode!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Covers Released

We now have glimpses of the final covers for albums 5 and 1. Here they are.

Also there is a new cover for Passages Darians rise and it has the updated look along with the updated logo. The red on album 5 really compliment the designage of the art. Same with the blue of album 1.

Odyssey Connection: Wow it feels like forever since I've done one of these. Anywho. After listening to Opposite Day, Barrett kinda made me think of myself. I mean, club kid-chat is an obvious reference to facebook. I am a big fan of facebook. But it's sort of funny how some people want to be your "friend" on there just by simply knowing your name or by going to the same school. I have quite a few friends on facebook, but only a small amount are close enough friends to be called friends.......This episode just kinda made me really think of the definition of "friend" that facebook puts into our minds.

This is Freddy Jay saying "Tomorrow airs the new episode The Owlnapping. You won't want to miss it."

Opposite Day Review

Here is my thoughts on last weeks episode Opposite Day.

This album has a plethora of recurring characters from album 51. The kids especially. Barrett, Priscilla, Olivia, as well as some new characters such as Amber. The Olivia/Amber story line quickly lost my interest. Nothing specific, but it seemed......ugh.Not sure why. The Barrett/club kid-chat storyline grabbed my attention though.   I originally had mixed feelings about this episode before I heard it. This brings social networking into Odyssey. It sort of seems out of place to me. Then again, Odyssey in general is beginning to get "up with the time". In album 51 they mentioned all sorts of gadgets like dvr, gps, and verminoids which connects through wifi. It seems odd, but I guess it makes sense. With scoial networking on the rise, and it seems like kids are getting a facebook at younger and younger ages.....After hearing it I like the way they aproached this part of the episode.

Theme: 4/5
Humor: 3/5
Music: 4/5
Interest Level: 3/5
"Like" rating: 3/5

Total average rating : 3.5/5

Tomorrow, The Owlnapping airs. I may be able to get my review out sooner than the rest have been...

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Fast As I Can Review

Alright...Time to get caught up again.

Fast as I Can.

This episode has a great theme. It's one that hasn't been touched on a whole lot in Odyssey. Although in The Meaning of Sacrifice, the Barclay gave up TV for a similar reason, but it's sort of different I guess. I like how each character has their own unique fast/lesson learned from said fast. In this episode, Eugene seems back to his old usual wordy self. Having him give up words more than two syllables was perfect for his character. A very nice touch for this episode. Matthews fast of computers seemed very fitting as well. Although his whole adventure in the imagination station seemed out of place.... The imagination Station being influenced by a computer obsessed mind? It makes sense I suppose, but in the context of this episode it makes it seem like the user would have to have knowlege of the adventure in order for it to work. Which wasn't required before. This aspect of the imagination station is really the only big thing I didn't like in this episode. Wooton's fast of junk food was hilarious as well. The scene with Mrs. Randolph is too funny. "Thank you for the Moon!" All the fasts and all the lessons learned fit together nicely in the usual Odyssey multi story manner. Such a nice way to get multiple perspectives on the same theme.

Theme: 5/5
Humor: 5/5
Music: 5/5
Interest Level: 5/5
"Like" rating: 5/5

Overall this episode was a very good episode. Nicely written, and definitely one I could listen to over and over again.
Total average rating : 5/5

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Podcast news

Today we have podcasts of a couple varieties. First off on the official podcast, Kathy Buchanan is back talking about the upcoming episode Opposite Day, and the creation of Mitch.

On another side of the net, Austin and Tasha have a new blogcast out with their thoughts on the episodes Stage Fright and Wooton's Broken Pencil Show as well as lots of laughs.