Brilliant! Well done guys for being so prompt with yet another brilliant episode!
Firstly, Rachel, as host I think that you did really well this episode. You sound both relaxed and in control and your voice is perfect for this sort of thing, as you’re able to speak clearly and at a good pace. I enjoyed listening to you very much. And TSS, your introduction as co-host was brilliant and very, very funny.
The spoiler warning was great to have, I’m sure a lot of people who like to leave everything to their first proper viewing in the cinema will appreciate that.
Your news segment was good, Thomas, and I especially like the bit where you read the review that said [spoil]"Pixar’s Up is one of the best movies ever[/spoil]. I just like the way you said that. There was plenty of information in the News section, but not too much I don’t think. There did seemed to be some disturbance when you said your 'p’s, Thomas, but that’s only a minor thing.
Loved your trivia question, TSS! Definitely a tough one, really had to think about that one! I love your lovely, upbeat style of presenting- I can see how you’re someone that does drama and acting and that sort of thing. I’d say the difficulty of the trivia question was just right, and I’d rather it’d better be too difficult than too easy!
I’m pleased you talked about the release dates for Up thread, Rachel. It’s an important issue and I’m glad it was brought up. The conversation between you and TSS flowed well, and you both included points from both sides of the argument. The same applies to the discussion of the issue of sequels, which is also an interesting topic. Once again, good points were brought up and I found this to be a really interesting discussion. I would’ve liked there to have been someone on the completely opposite end of the spectrum, but I guess it wasn’t supposed to be a debate but more a reasoned discussion which still worked well.
As a whole, I really like the forum talk section because you manage to sum up what people’s opinions are in the threads and it gives the listener an idea of what goes on in the forums (especially good if they’re not a member yet).
The Pixar Planet news section was helpful and interesting, once again especially good for those listeners who aren’t members of the forums.
I enjoyed the roundtable discussion, though I do think it would be good for people to be quickly re-introduced for those of us who have a very bad memory. I didn’t know much about the D23 magazine as I know how expensive it is to get over here, but I was interested in that discussion and the pros and cons of it because the price of it always seemed absurd to me.
I’m sort of fifty-fifty between whether I like the idea of the Pixar soundtrack section. On the one hand, it’s great for those such as myself who don’t have many of the Pixar soundtracks and therefore can’t listen to them on demand, and I like the fact that Radio Pixar takes requests. On the other hand, I do find myself skipping through sometimes just because the podcast is quite long as it is and so I just want to listen to the chat so I can get on with my homework and other things. But since the different sections of the podcast show up on iTunes, it’s easy to skip to the next bit if you want to. So, the verdict’s still out on this one. Nice choice by qxgnxamy nonetheless!
I really liked the interview between Rachel and Hog-Hug. Rachel, you asked all the right questions and Hog-Hug, you answered them with great enthusiasm. I’m sure the inclusion of this in this Radio Pixar episode will spark even more interest in your project!
Congratulations on winning the competition, [spoil]thedriveintheatre![/spoil]
theowne, it was lovely to hear your rendition of ‘The Axiom’. The idea of fans playing Pixar music is a really cool one, and I hope to hear more of this sort of thing in the future.
All in all, a very good episode, and I think that there was a definite improvement on last week’s episode. It was more varied and it seemed more chatty and relaxed as a whole, which made it even more enjoyable. So, well done to everyone who participated and helped make this episode, especially Rachel and TSS, who were brilliant hosts! Definitely looking forward to the next episode now.
I added a spoiler tag where you mentioned the winner of the contest. — Rachel. =)