From an evil idea by Antony Johnston, assembled by Iain MacKinnon, here’s the “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” teaser trailer analysis we didn’t record but that the world clearly needs. Warning: The length of this episode will shock you.
Ghost directors and odd theories.
Scott and Stuart discuss various roleplaying games like the nerds they are.
Nonsense from during and after episode 300.
May 14, 2016 • 16 minutes • The Incomparable 300 • Jason Snell with Dan Moren, Lisa Schmeiser, David J. Loehr, Glenn Fleishman, Scott McNulty, Erika Ensign, Chip Sudderth, Monty Ashley and Andy Ihnatko
In this super-extended Bonus Track, we discuss the differences between subs and dubs, try to spot a “Space Battleship Yamato” reference, and look on in horror/amusement as Steve and John debate a handful of frames that determine the fate of a baby Ohm.
Steve really wants us to watch “Cool Cat Saves the Kids” next.
If you thought the original episode was full of wandering around aimlessly, just listen to what we cut out.
Monty Ashley wages a garbled battle against Batman being the world’s greatest detective, Glenn recounts an instance of his ratiocination (Holmsing), an Abominable Bride impossible situation (no spoilers), and Holmes-like detectives, who are legion.
An impromptu David Bowie sing-along during a recording failure back in July 2015.
Discussion of the 2014 “Doctor Who” Christmas special one year on, plus a bunch of other “Doctor Who”-related outtakes from Glenn’s shockingly prolific Head Canon.
Outtakes from the fake award show. Total nonsense.
Our 2015 Guests
- Jason Snell
- Anže Tomić
- Aleen Simms
- Glenn Fleishman
Starring: Dan Sturm
Edited Produced and Directed by: Joe Rosensteel
As referenced by Monty in our Best of 2015 episode, this is the second run-through of the “Rehearsing in the Zeppelin” sketch as recorded live.
Monty wants to know what a fourble board is. He should have been afraid to ask. Spoilers!
More terrible talk inappropriate for the holidays, plus more about “Miracle on 34th Street,” “The Lion in Winter,” and, strangely, “Becket.”
As is our tradition, we say more awful things about beloved Christmas entertainment. You probably shouldn’t listen.
The origin of the new not-a-podcast “Shut the Hell Up,” designed for Glenn but starring David.
Why submarine movies are the best movies, and Casey asks Dan for a Russian translation.
Lots of extra talk about technology then and now, nonfiction books, and heaping gobs of tech glenning.
Crowded House, “Mad Max: Fury Road,” and robots.
“Look, I’m fat. Tell me where to be from and I’ll be from that place.”
What happens when your guest spends the first 35 mins of recording recounting the history of a board game… but it turns out to be absolutely fascinating? This. This is what happens.
Deciding what bad movie to watch next, and a dramatic reading from Phil.
More comic book talk, plus Lisa’s Runaways conspiracy theory.
Destiny and Alto and video game fakers, Lava, Fury Road (Jason hasn’t seen it), how Werner Herzog improves everything, Michael Bay’s Jodorowsky’s Fitzcarraldo, thousands and thousands of thumbtacks, our love of The Flop House, and secret looks at the content of future podcasts. But mostly nonsense.
More about the Thin Man movie series, plus how to refer to The Internet’s Dr. Drang.
Zardoz, Paul McCartney, and Vartox.
It’s all Guy’s fault. Plus some talk about comic book TV shows.
Silly debates about whether things are robots or not, plus a lot more talk about “Ghost in the Shell,” where Professor Siracusa might take Anime Club next, and even future possible Rocket Surgery selections.
Complete interviews used as the source material for our David Letterman tribute episode.
Bad teachers and Derek Jacobi.
More talk about "Marvels" and "Kingdom Come."
More baseball and other nonsense, plus a preview of options for the next Old Movie Club.
More “Ice Pirates” talk and we worry that Joe will be Glenning (second definition) by suggesting we record something and then not participating in said something. Fortunately, Joe comes through.
The many Skype failures of Dan Moren. Plus more “Star Trek” talk.
What up, my dead Young-Youngs? Alternate Anakins, couches, and Not My Vader.
Much more Hitchcock talk, before, during, and after the episode. And “Anyhow,” the new We Interrupt Phil drinking game.
Footloose, bad movies, The Flop House, and more about The Core.
Soda, politics of children’s TV shows, comic book film rights, moving on from comics, kicking over anthills, judging Jonathan Hickman, and Lisa tries to talk “Gotham,” Sondheim and Fleetwood Mac.
More “Groundhog Day” talk, plus Jason fills out the Bonus Track by listing towns in Western Pennsylvania.
Peter Gabriel, apocalypses, ancient religions, William Gibson and nipples, and anvils and why we love them.
Liam Neeson, Promethea, Alan Moore, Grant Morrison, and Jason’s next favorite comic book.
This is a first for us. In this Bonus Track, Incomparable and Portal fan Clinton Phillips provides his own listener commentary on episode 229 of The Incomparable.
Tiff describes anonymous Skype icons in a way we can’t unsee, and more Portal talk. Plus a bonus song by Robert Goulet, er, Andy Ihnatko!
New podcast ideas, a minicast about “The Librarians,” and bonus Skeletor.
Much, much more from our Marx Brothers episode, including bits about Buster Keaton, comparing the Marxes to the Stooges, and that scene in “A Day at the Races.” Plus some nonsense from before and after the episode, including Jason’s secrets of podcast editing. Also, we love Glenn.
At the end of a secret recording session last week, Jason asked for holiday anecdotes. And then things fell apart.
A whole lot more about the “Star Wars” Holiday Special.
A celebration of “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” with an outtake from this weekend’s The Incomparable, plus a bit about it from last year’s holiday music episode.
The battle to out-Glenn Glenn. Also, a long cut bit where Jason lists “Galaxy Quest” cast members while nobody says much.
More MST3K nonsense.
Glenn says a lot of things. Also, Erika discovers the element Handwavium.
Tales of halloween candy! Also, the webcomics we forgot. When people write in to say that they can’t believe we mentioned The Oatmeal, this is the episode we point them to.
We get ready, say some awful things about Film Noir, and then plot our next Old Movie Club.
Mouth horns, Jason does terrible impressions, Rick Rossovich trivia, and the further works of James Cameron.
Phil and Jason emulate Charles Rocket and Jenny Slate, but Lisa doesn’t! A digression about The Ben Stiller Show. And lots about Gary Kroeger. We love ya, Gary!
Lots of George Takei impressions, plus “Toy Story” talk—including our diabolical interpretation of what really happened to Andy’s dad. And John Siracusa mistakes bamboo for pot.
Jason copes with horrible technical difficulties while everyone around him sings.
More talk about “The Stand,” how it relates to “Lost” and “Y: The Last Man,” and Lisa swears and then apologizes.
Lots of Star Trek talk, including why Klingons are like cats.
Bonus Trek: Bri and Scott talk about Star Trek videogames, why people don’t like Voyager, and wonder about all the Nazis in Star Trek.
Toothbrushes and other icebreaking introduction techniques.
Remembering Robin Williams.
Michael T. Rose got into Star Trek the classy way: through reading. Also, Geordi doesn’t die but he is still blind.
Sprinklers, more “Iron Giant” talk, the live-action “Kiki’s Delivery Service,” and a Morrissey song about the dolls in a doll house in a doll museum.
Jason, Steve, and Greg are back. Last year they made a podcast outside while drinking beer in San Diego County right after San Diego Comic-Con, and they did it again this past weekend. They’re joined by past Incomparable panelist David Sparks, Incomparable listener Andrew Laurence, and Incomparable non-listener Marshall Clow.
Topics include what happens when the Internet reveals that you are not a unique snowflake but instead there’s always someone cooler (or geekier) than you. Your uniqueness is not web scalable! Turns Out.
This was recorded live, outside, at Plan 9 Alehouse in Escondido, California. It sounds like it does because it was noisy and we only had three microphones. We sound like we do because we were drinking beer and eating dinner. At one point Jason becomes a DJ while Elton John plays in the background. We recommend you drink something while listening to this episode, alcoholic or not. Cheers!
Random talk about Star Trek, with nobody there to defend Star Wars. Plus speculation about Orson Welle’s dominance of podcasting.
“Why don’t we have a musical theater podcast?”
John, Jason, Ren, and Dan waste time in the studio not recording a podcast. Then later, a couple of clips from our listener draft.
June 27, 2014 • 42 minutes • The Incomparable 200 • Jason Snell
Preparing to talk TV, and jokes about Canadian stuff.
Lisa makes us rich with her t-shirt designs, but she also says bad words.
Jason, John, David, Glenn, and Lisa talk about microphones, movies, and lots of other random things.
More computer game talk with the Incomparable gang.
Many digressions from our “Kiki’s Delivery Service” episode, including all the stuff John Siracusa told us to remove because it’s just him making references to Merlin’s podcasts so obscure even Merlin doesn’t remember them.
We were going to do a “Firefly” episode, but half the panel didn’t show up, so we talked about the Hugo Awards and some other stuff and then called it a night. Enjoy!
Mutants, superheroes, and how to properly hail Hydra.
Jason, John, Andy, Greg, and David can’t stop, won’t stop.
More about old movies, the music of “Get Carter” and “Taking of Pelham One Two Three,” and Phil swears.
After The Incomparable’s board game draft. It’s the board game of card games!
Our complete, uninterrupted conversation about “Star Wars: Episode II — Attack of the Clones.”
(You can listen to this instead of episodes 182 and 183 of The Incomparable.)
Jason, David, Andy, Jason B, and Erika talk more franchise re-casting and more TV silliness.
Post-“Sherlock” season 3 discussion, including flash drives and Moffat lies.
More book talk from Dan, Monty, Scott, and Jason, though most of this is Jason going into more detail about why he didn’t like “Shadow Ops: Control Point” while Dan and Scott look on in horror.
John Siracusa works blue.
We discuss how we made the Incomparable Christmas Spectacular.
Recorded December 14, 2013, this is the unedited version of the session that became Incomparable 173, our holiday music episode.
December 15, 2013 • 1 hour, 47 minutes • Episode 173, complete session. • Jason Snell
Steve, Jason, David, and Monty talk even more holiday stuff.
The gang talks books, Glenn mentions famous people, we geek out a little bit about Doctor Who—you know, the usual.
Jason, Scott, Dan, Andy, and David talk more TV.
The gang before, during and after The Incomparable’s 1952 Movie Club.
The George R.R. Martin Health Plan, more writers who have wronged us, Spoiler Horn as a replacement for actual material, and Scott remembers Wham! lyrics.
Jason, Tony, Dan, John, and Steve before, during, and after The Incomparable #165. This is a podcast where we record a conversation and then release it to the public.
Jason, Dan, Ren, David, and Jeff talk more about the Cornetto Trilogy.
Scott, Jason, and David battle the number zero.
Jason, David, John, and Erika talk before, during, and after our episode about “The Matrix.” Jason and Erika talk “Doctor Who” a little bit, too.
Silliness before, during, and after we picked 35 movies in our second annual Incomparable Movie Draft.
Jason, Dan, Tony, and Lisa give Merlin advice about TV shows, fantasy-cast “Hawkeye: The TV Series,” and offer a lot of extra comic-book talk.
Jason, Dan, David, Steve, and special guest Philip Michaels talk more old movies, “Magnum P.I.,” “Hello Larry,” Dwight David Eisenhower, Alfred Hitchcock, and The Bad News Bears.
Jason, Merlin, Dan, and Tony talk more “Saga,” plus “Hawkeye,” David Letterman and more. Also our favorite TV shows, including “Sherlock Holmes” “Black Orphan” “Lucy, I Love You,” “Dick Van Dyke’s Show,” and Mary Tyler Moore in “Rhoda.”
Jason and the gang talk podcasting and time travel after The Incomparable #153.
Jason, Dan, Scott, Glenn, and Monty talk more about novels, Admiral Ackbar, Monopoly, dragons, M. Night Shyamalan, and Avatar: The Last Airbender.
After The Incomparable #150 we talked about Orphan Black, Glenn killing Horace Deidu’s podcast, and why John is pro-Brony.
Jason, John, Merlin, and Steve before, during, and after The Incomparable #144.
Jason, John, Dan, Scott, and David spend a lot more time talking “Star Trek Into Darkness.”
Jason, Scott, Lisa, and guest Guy English after The Incomparable’s “Iron Man 3” episode.
Plenty of comics nerdery from The Incomparable’s “House of M” episode.
Jason, Lisa, Ren, and guest David J. Loehr during and after The Incomparable #139. This may suffice as our “Star Trek V” episode.
The Incomparable Gang before, during, and after our discussion of “The Phantom Menace.”
Scott explains himself to Jason, Dan, Ren, Tony, and Steve.
Jason, Lex, John, and Scott discuss apocalypse plans, plus there’s a long outtake about the Hugo Awards.
Jason Snell, David J. Loehr, Serenity Caldwell, Glenn Fleishman, Steve Lutz, and Dan Moren discuss The Incomparable’s radioplay special. Plus outtakes and the original read-through of “The Fog.”
Jason, John, Tony, and Lisa before, during, and after The Incomparable 131.
After our “Star Trek” episode session, with Jason, Scott, Steve, and Tony.
Jason, Scott, Steve, and Tony prepare to talk “Star Trek.”
Jason, Dan, and Scott before and after The Incomparable #128.
Jason S, Lisa, Jason B, and Moises before and after The Incomparable #126.
The Fellowship of the Incomparable has a few more things to say after recording more than two hours of stuff about “Lord of the Rings.” They’re punchy.
Before we started talking about “Lord of the Rings” in The Incomparable #124, we talked about Twitter. Eat it, Lutz!
Jason, Glenn, John, Steve, Dan, and Monty. From the December 11, 2012 recording session of The Incomparable episode 123, about “Wreck-It Ralph” and classic video games.
Jason and the Incomparable crew before, during, and after the recording of episodes #120 and #122 of The Incomparable. Plus, Steve Lutz’s Skeletor origin.
Jason, Dan, Lisa, Glenn, Andy, and Steve before, during, and after The Incomparable #118. We are horrible, horrible people.
Jason, Scott, Dan, and Ren talk before and after The Incomparable episode 117.
Jason, Dan, Lex, and Scott talk before and after The Incomparable episode 116, plus some cut-out bits from during the episode.
Jason, Andy, John, Scott, and Dan talk more TV during the recording of The Incomparable episode 115.
From the “A Madman With a Box” podcast, Stephen Prescott welcomes Jason Snell to discuss the episode that brought “Doctor Who” back from the dead. Jason clearly lays out the case for why “Rose” may not have known what it was or what “Doctor Who” was going to be, but it was still exactly what the show needed for its glorious comeback episode.
November 15, 2012 • 45 minutes • Jason Snell and Stephen Prescott on "Rose" • Jason Snell
Jason, John, Ren, Dan, and Ben search their feelings after the Incomparable #114.
Outtakes and after-chatter as Jason talks to reigning Jeopardy Champion Glenn Fleishman, Andy Ihnatko, and Steve Lutz. Guest appearance by James DiMarco.
Jason, John, Scott, Dan, and Glenn after The Incomparable episode 110.
Before, during, and after The Incomparable #108.
Dan, Scott, Jason, and Ren wait for Glenn. We talk about Jo Walton, Dragons with Hats, and invent a new Star Trek II-themed restaurant. Then Glenn shows up and we have some outtakes from The Incomparable #105.
Jason, Glenn, John, Lisa, Dan F, Ben, and Steve after The Incomparable episode 104.
Jason, John, Dan, Ren, and Andy talk about Skype problems, try to record a podcast (and eventually succeed), do Scottish accents, recommend Anime, and much more.
Jason, Ren, Glenn, and Scott after The Incomparable 101.
After The Incomparable #100.
After The Incomparable #99.
Jason, Scott, Glenn, and Monty after The Incomparable episode 96.
Jason, John, Dan, Ren and Monty in some outtakes removed from the live recording of The Incomparable episode 95.
June 16, 2012 • 3 minutes • The Incomparable #95 • Jason Snell
Jason, Scott, Andy, Dan, and Ren talk about the Queen.
Jason and Scott talk after The Incomparable 93.
Jason, John, Andy, Dan, and Ben talk even more about “The Avengers.”
Jason, John, Dan and Greg try broadcasting live on 5by5 for the first time with The Incomparable episode 90. Plus: Why The Incomparable smells like cheese.
Jason and guests after The Incomparable #86.
A version of The Incomparable #85 that fell through a wormhole from a parallel universe. Host Lex Friedman joins four guests and asks them a series of tough questions.
Jason, John, Lisa, and Scott after The Incomparable #82.
After the mammoth Incomparable Movie Draft recording session that created The Incomparable episodes 79 and 80.
Lots and lots and lots about Stephen King, after The Incomparable 77.
Jason Snell, John Siracusa, and Lex Friedman after The Incomparable #74. “Free to Be You and Me,” and an idea for Lex’s new podcast.
Glenn, Jason, Lex, and Scott after The Incomparable 70.
Jason, Dan, Ren, and John after The Incomparable #67-68. Three hours of talking about “The Empire Strikes Back” and we still couldn’t say goodbye.
Episode 55 ran long, so we cut 20 minutes—including all of us listing the shows we didn’t pick. This stuff isn’t in the podcast feed, but it’s available here.