Regular Joes Podcast
Regular Joes Podcast
Dave Pisani, Barry Kay and Tod Pleasant
Dave Pisani, Barry Kay and Tod Pleasant have teamed up to create the Regular Joes Podcast, a show that will focus on various aspects of the things they love most, movies, toys, sci-fi, tv shows, comics, collecting, and much more. Each episode will feature subjects such as the cool vehicles and props from classic movies and tv show, the movie you would want to have with you if you were stranded on a desert island as well as new or notable items the guys have added to their varied collections. Special celebrity guests will stop by from time-to-time to provide their input as well. There's no end to the useless stuff they know, but don’t call them Geeks, they're just Regular Joes!
Ep 523: Toxic & Radioactive
Zack Snyder, the guy who gave us Rebel Moon Part 1: A Child of Fire late last year is back with the second installment in his would be original franchise. Normally we would write something here intended to make you curious as to what the Regular Joes thought of this film. SPOILER, they did not like Rebel Moon Part 2: The Scargiver any more than anyone else. But you still get to hear why. They also take a look at Fallout, Amazon’s most recent video game inspired offering. Between Resident Evil, The Witcher (sort of), Halo, The Last of Us etc. the idea of adapting a video game universe for TV is not new. Some just work better than others. See what the non-gamer dude Regular Joes think about this retro, futuristic, post apocalyptic, action/comedy series. The slow march to the end of Star Trek: Discovery continues with an episode that at least uses sets from the show they would rather be watching. There’s also the usual Random Topics and around of What’s in the Box. Thanks for listening!
May 2
1 hr 11 min
John Trimble: Boldly Go
While not every Star Trek fan knows the name Trimble, every true Star Trek fan should. This past week we lost John Trimble, husband of BJo (Betty JoAnn) Trimble, two SciFi fans who stepped up in big way in the 1960’s and had a galaxy sized impact on the things we love. As a tribute we replay our 2020 interview with John and Bjo, from episode 347: The Trouble with TrImbles, where we sit down with them and longtime friend Brian Mix to get the story behind the legend right from the source. Thanks for Listening!
Apr 26
1 hr 23 min
Ep 522: Just Keep Walking
This week, the Regular Joe’s wrap up their brief return to the crowded (by walkers and spin offs) landscape of The Walking Dead to discuss the now completed six episode run of Walking Dead: Those Who Live. Do Rick and Michonne get a happily ever after? More importantly, do we really care? And also, which Regular Joe (rhymes with  Scary Way) bailed out, and couldn’t make it through a lousy six episodes? They also take a moment to talk about the fourth episode of the 5th and final season of Star Trek Discovery, which Tod “did not hate.” So that’s something. Lastly, because there has to be something good, they take a look at the just dropped Deadpool Wolverine trailer … which includes almost no references to cocaine. There’s also the usual random topics in the rare round of What’s on my Workbench as we catch up on Dave’s recent experience carving up bodies in his basement. Thanks for Listening!
Apr 25
1 hr 1 min
Ep 521: Regular Random
This week, the regular Regular Joe’s are joined by Irregular Joes, Darryl DePriest and Brian Mix to catch up and touch on a number of random topics. They start off with a rundown of some recent auction acquisitions, then wade in their collective stream of consciousness until it’s time for What’s in The Box. Unless this is your first episode, you know the drill. Thanks for listening!
Apr 18
1 hr 23 min
Ep 520: DISCO Fever !!!
Star Trek: Discovery is back and the reviews are in. “It’s so much better than Strange New Worlds.“ - Tod  “This could make me forget about sex and pizza.” - Dave “Who needs Star Wars, give me more Disco!” - Barry.  Wait … sorry. April Fool’s was Last week. Star Trek: Discovery is back. And it’s the final season … so that’s something. Now that Dave and the rest of the world is caught up, the Joes wrap up 3 Body Problem, Netflix concise adaptation of Liu Cixin’s novel Three Body Problem. The only question that remains is, will we have to wait 400 years to see what happens next? There’s also the usual Random Topics and another round of What’s in the Box. Thanks for listening!
Apr 11
1 hr 10 min
Ep 519: In Space No One Can Hear You Yawn
In 1979 Ridley Scott combined, sci-fi, suspense, and a the nightmares of H. R. Giger  to create the groundbreaking film Alien. Seven years later James Cameron doubled down, giving us the sci-fi, action thriller, Aliens. After these two films Alien(s) fans eagerly awaited the next bold, innovative pivot, they would see in this franchise. They’re still kind of waiting. This August the folks at 21st Century Fox (recently consumed alive by Disney) take another turn at bat with, Aliens: Romulus, which reportedly falls in between the two watchable films. The Regular Joe’s take a look at the trailer and chart their hopes and fears. In Aliens, Carter Burke was such a perfect soulless, corporate hack that audiences cheered when he died horribly. Recently Marvel, the current license holder for the Aliens comics, released a “What if Carter Burke had lived? story. Because they continue to cling for hope that something good will float to the surface in the oily, stagnant pool of the Alien franchise the Joes read it and let you know what they think. There’s also the usual, Random Topics and a round of What’s in the Box. Thanks for listening?
Apr 4
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Ep 518: Aliens and Ghosts and Sandworms, Oh My!
As few mortals can consume media at Tod’s pace this week the Regular Joes take a SPOILER FREE pass at two recent film that two of the three have seen. First is Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire the newest entry in the recently resuscitated 1980’s franchise. Next is Dune Part II, the somewhat more honestly titled, follow up to Dune (2021). But first, they address the alien in the room. Three Body Problem, the novel by Chinese author, Liu Cixin, was considered by many to be unadaptable for film or TV. Despite this, there are actually two adaptations, a Chinese made version, Three Body (2023), spanning 30 episodes that you can stream on Peacock, and the far more approachable 8 episode version that is at the top of the Netflix charts this week. Created in part by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, the duo behind Game of Thrones (for better or worse) this epic story may prove every bit as challenging to scale down to the small screen … but, three episodes in, it’s pretty good. There’s also the usual Random Topics and yet another round of What’s in the Box. Thanks for listening!
Mar 28
1 hr 19 min
Ep 517:  Past Masters
Over the last quarter century, Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg have collaborated to spotlight the extraordinary contributions of the greatest generation in the Second World War. Following the universally lauded Band of Brothers (2001)  and  its successor The Pacific (2010) their most recent effort, Masters of the Air just completed its Apple TV + tour of duty. The Regular Joes deliver a post mission debrief, covering the high points and most resonant elements of the series. Like Barry and Dave you may have missed the 2019 Guy Ritchie film The Gentlemen, but now he’s back with a follow up series, likewise titled The Gentleman, on Netflix. If you like darkly, humorous British crime dramas, this may be just your cup of tea. The Joe’s give their take on the first episode, and then some.  There’s also the usual, Random Topics and a round of What’s in the Box. Thanks for listening!
Mar 21
1 hr 7 min
Ep 516: Walking Back
More than five years ago Barry, Dave and Tod walked away from onetime favorite, The Walking Dead. After enduring eight grueling years, from episode 1 to episode 5 of season 9, they vowed to never return. This week the fifth Walking Dead series, Walking Dead: Those who Live, debuted with the premise of reunite Rick and Michonne after five + years in real time, and who knows how long in nearly unreconcilable Walking Dead time. Can the Joes pick up at this point? Will they want to? Queue up this week’s ep to find out. Also, prompted by their recent pondering on which old films hold up and why, the Regular Joe’s re-watched a franchise launching film from 1986 to see whether it was better in their heads vs. now in the cold light of day. There’s also the usual, Random Topics and a round of What’s in the Box. Thanks for listening!
Mar 7
1 hr 13 min
Ep 515: Clash of the (Auction) Titans
In recent years two auction houses have dominated the competition for prop collector’s attention and dollars. In the coming weeks, both The Prop Store (March 12th - 14th) and Heritage Auctions (March 20 - 24th) are going head to head with large scale multi day prop and entertainment memorabilia auctions. As the Regular Joe’s preview the HUGE respective catalogs for you they find a lot of similar items, as well as some, that are be familiar from other recent auctions. The unique thing about the Heritage Auction is that it includes items from the collection previously displayed at former Planet Hollywood locations. Let’s just say, if you’re big into Stallone, your wallet is gonna take a hit. The Regular Joe’s cover the high points, ID a few favorites, and ponder, the increasing trend of prop replicas being sold, side-by-side with legit screen used props. Even if you’re not in the market, there’s some amazing stuff here that will either never see the light of day again … or pop up in an auction in a few months. And of course there’s the usual Random Topics. Thanks for listening!
Feb 29
1 hr 5 min
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