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Episode #11: "Preparing to Take Flight..."

Postby Sky » Thu May 21, 2009 10:43 pm

Yep, Radio Pixar is still going strong, with legs-eleven of the show now online! I'm Rachel, the Director as well as Host, with Michael as my Co-Host. Thomas was Producer and Brad was the Editor. We also added a new member to the RP crew, so welcome to the team, Geoff! Let us know what you think of Episode 11 by posting in this thread or emailing us: radiopixar [at] pixarplanet [dot] com. Enjoy and thank you for your support! =)

Note: We had a bit of technical problems recording my end of the audio so sometimes it sounds like I was recording down a phone line (not a good thing as the host!) but I tried to salvage what I could to make it more listenable in post-production. This episode is a bit shorter than the last two, but next episode we promise will be the BIG episode of the year. Due to a computer virus, The Star Swordsman couldn't record his regular trivia segment, so I filled in instead. He'll be back next time, though. Would you like to be involved in the show in the future? Keep an eye on the Listener Submissions thread for callouts for guests, as well as details on audio submissions.

Listen to Episode 11 at iTunes, the Radio Pixar page, or download the MP3. :D


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Michael (The Star Swordsman)
Geoff (Geoff CB)
Thomas (bawpcwpn)
Brad (Brad)

and Special Guests:
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In this Episode:

• Pixar News
• Upcoming Pixar events
• Pixar Planet news and birthdays
• Song request
• Forum Talk
• Thread + Fan Creation of the Episode
• Trivia
• Quiz Segment!

More detailed show notes can be found on the Radio Pixar page.

Thread of the Episode
'Looking 'UP' at the Disney Store!' by Hog-Hug

Fan Creation of the Episode
'Crossover' by Archibald

Other Links

Pixar at the Cannes Film Festival media
The Pixar Planet Trading Post


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Postby Al-Bob » Thu May 21, 2009 11:18 pm

SWEET!!! Radio Pixar is finally back to normality. Can't wait to get to listen to the episode from me Ipod...i'll give a review in the coming days.

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Sweetness!! My song request was played...loved that.

Just listened to the entire clip...I Loved it. Really enjoyed the battle bewteen our two competitors.

It was fun to hear the questions and almost answer them myself.

Congratulations to [spoil]Peter[/spoil] on winning the contest!


Can't wait to see about the next episode...Great Job Guys!

I combined your posts --- Rachel. =)
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Postby TheIncredible » Fri May 22, 2009 4:59 am

I don't think I've ever said this, but I really appreciate all of the hard work you guys put into creating this show. Thank you!
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Postby lizardgirl » Fri May 22, 2009 3:59 pm

I'm probably being silly, but I couldn't find the new episodes on iTunes. No problem with listening to it on the Radio Pixar page though, just thought I'd give you a heads-up.

Listening to the newest episode now! I'll review it as it plays.

Nice introduction, clear and concise and with a good input from everyone involved. It's nice to know what's coming up in the show and the introduction of the quiz segment sounds great

Nice to hear that you've joined the team, Geoff CB, and you too Brad. :D

Yay, I was pleased that the trivia question was about Monsters, Inc.! I've watched the movie so many times I knew I had to get the answer. :lol:

Wow, that many people listened to episode 10? That's amazing! Radio Pixar is really reaching a lot of people then, especially considering how many there were from all over the world. Hmm, interesting to think that there could even be a few Pixar employees listening...

So far I'm thinking that your chatter is flowing really nicely, Rachel and TSS. You work really well together, especially when you're both chatting about Up. :D The blimp thing does sound so cool, I would've loved to have seen that. At one point, TSS, I'm sure you said 'round Tomatoes' instead of 'Rotten Tomatoes'! Or perhaps it's just your accent. :lol: And I agree, Rachel, I'd rather see Toy Story 3 sooner rather than later.

I enjoyed the inclusion of part of martini's review of the Blu-ray of A Bug's Life. It sounds really professional when being read out.

Generally the news is a lot better. Instead of just being a long spiel of...stuff, the main points were discussed and opinions were given and all-in-all it was a lot more lively.

Good choice of thread this week! It's such a helpful thread for those that don't know where to start when it comes to trying to get an autograph from someone at Pixar, so I'm pleased it has been highlighted.

Hmm, that's an interesting topic of dicussion- female leads in Pixar films. I'm pleased that was brought up too as it's something that a lot of people might not have realised as it isn't actually that obvious unless you really think about it. Yeah, Bo Peep is a very stereotypical female, and Jessie does make up for it in Toy Story 2. The same applies with Helen Parr, but neither are technically the most main, leading characters.

This was generally a very good discussion. Every viewpoint was covered and I really enjoyed listening to this.

Ahh, talking about the summer. Not long to go now!

Yay to the mention of Archibald's fan comic! It's brilliant and deserves a spot in the limelight. :D It's true that the comic book form isn't used much, probably because it does take a lot of time and effort, and so it's great that all the work he's put into it is being recognised.

Nice song request, Al-Bob! I love Life is a Highway. It's a really inspirational sort of song.

The quiz segment was awesome! Mitch versus Peter- I wouldn't have placed a bet on who was going to win. :lol: Well done Peter on getting the technicality about the logo thing! Haha. The questions seemed to be just the right sort of difficulty, not stupidly hard but hard enough to think about. It was great fun to play along at home. I also like how different parts of sound media was used- like the Finding Nemo question, difficult but cool. I'm not sure I'd have done as well as you two if I'd been in your positions, so you did very well to remember all those little details about those Pixar films! Good work, Peter and Mitch. :D

I liked your upcoming events and dates section, Geoff. You spoke very clearly and covered all of the important stuff.

Haha, yay, got the trivia question right! That did not sound like Bob Peterson at the end though...:lol:

Radio Pixar is improving every week. It's so much more comfortable and colloquial now which makes it even more enjoyable to listen to and the quiz segment is a brilliant addition. In terms of improvements, well, it's difficult to think of anything really! At the beginning of the episode the sound quality from Rachel's end was a little grainy but that's been explained and I didn't notice it after a while anyway.

So well done everyone who was involved in this episode, especially TSS and Rachel who were brilliant at co-hosting and hosting respectively! And a particular well done for managing to keep on time with the release of these episodes- it's a big commitment to do something like thsi with a time limit so to keep it up is very impressive. :D
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Postby bawpcwpn » Fri May 22, 2009 7:52 pm

Thank you for the feedback lizardgirl :)

Hehe it might be just you being silly because I found Episode 11 in both iTunes subscription links that Rachel provided. Remember that we are no longer hosting on podOmatic so the old iTunes feed that we used to have is no longer relevant. That one will only go to Episode #10 and will hopefully disappear when we cancel our podOmatic account. Curiously enough, we only have 27 subscribers to the podcast my stats tell me and that is on the normal MP3 version and only 2 subscribers to the Enhanced AAC Edition and I know I am one of them.

Remember folks, resubscribe to the podcast using the new RSS feeds or iTunes links above and the new episode will download automatically when available.
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Postby lizardgirl » Fri May 22, 2009 8:00 pm

bawpcwpn- I just clinked the link on the top of the page that Rachel provides on here. I've tried again and it seems only to go up to episode 10, but if it's not a problem that anyone else has had then I'm sure it's something to do with my iTunes account or something. It might be that it's automatically coming up with the old iTunes feed.
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Postby bawpcwpn » Fri May 22, 2009 10:04 pm

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Postby lizardgirl » Sat May 23, 2009 9:56 am

There we go! Thanks, bawpcwpn. :D
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Postby Sky » Thu May 28, 2009 11:45 am

Al-Bob - Ha ha. Glad you liked your song request. Thanks for requesting it, as well as giving feedback for the show. :D

TheIncredible - Why, thank you. Those words of encouragement really mean a lot. =)

lizardgirl - Woah, thanks very much for your consistant and detailed reviews. *happy tear* Yeah, for some random reason this episode was Monsters, Inc. themed, so I thought you'd be good at the trivia question. It wasn't all that hard this time, but we just couldn't go past Bob Peterson's Roz: "Goooolden Rooood". Heheh. Well, considering I was feeling a bit ill the day I recorded, I'm glad you thought we conversed ok. Phew. Ok, thanks for the feedback for the news. Every episode so far has been a different way of presenting the news, I believe, so soon enough we'll settle on a format the listeners like. Thanks again for the feedback, LG. I really appreciate it. :loves:

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Hm, this episode doesn't seem to be as popular as the others. I'm still trying to figure out why that is... You can't be sick of us already! :P It could be something to do with the podOmatic switcharoo. Oh well. We will keep on truckin'. But of course, if anyone else has any comments about Episode 12, feel free to post away. After all, the show is made for the listeners. :)
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Episode #10 question

Postby PadawanLinea » Mon Jun 01, 2009 5:29 am

Hi guys, I had a question for you regarding Episode 10, which I just listened to the other night. Is it to late to sign up for HogHug's project? If it isn't, how do I sign up? Thanks!
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Postby AJD08 » Mon Jun 01, 2009 3:20 pm

Brilliant episode, as expected. However, I would like to comment that the voice audio quality isn't exactly ideal, but I know how it is to try and record these things- not much you can do about it. I really enjoyed the head-to-head trivia contest. Mabe it could be a regular monthly thing or something.
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Postby Remy14 » Mon Jun 01, 2009 7:36 pm

I'd like to give a great thanks to all the developers and the hosts behind this show! I've just begun listening again and I've got to say that I'm liking the show! I do have to mention the audio quality, which isn't bad, just a little distorted, but again, I agree with AJD08 in saying I realize how hard this show can be to put together and I'm sorry to seem like the unappreciative member, it's just noticeable is all.

It doesn't detract from the show that much, and like I said before, I'm enjoying it so far and I can't wait for the next episode and I'll do anything I can to help out!

Good luck everyone! :D
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Postby Sky » Tue Jun 02, 2009 1:28 am

Yeah, like I said in the second paragraph, we had some technical problems with the audio, but we'll try to take precautions for next time, so gradually the show will sound more professional. Thanks for letting us know, anyway, and thanks for the feedback, AJD08 and Remy14. :)


AJD08 wrote:I really enjoyed the head-to-head trivia contest. Mabe it could be a regular monthly thing or something.

Thanks. Sure, that segment was a lot of fun to produce, so if anyone reading this would like to participate in another edition of the Pixar quiz game in the future, just PM me or email the RP address.


PadawanLinea wrote:Is it to late to sign up for HogHug's project? If it isn't, how do I sign up? Thanks!

Well, this is the Episode 11 thread, and Hog-Hog was interviewed in Episode 10, which is probably why you can't find the info you're after. ;) But here's the 'Up Tour 2009' project thread where she has plenty of info (including deadline dates for signing up) as well as a link to the LiveJournal project page.
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Postby DocKenobi » Wed Jun 03, 2009 4:11 pm

Crap, I feel terrible. I haven't been able to listen to any of the shows since episode nine. I should hopefully be able to catch up sometime soon, as school finally ended. I'm sure you gguys have imporved immesnly in the actual show, so I look forward to hearing the new episodes. I will say this though. You guys have done an excellent job of coming out with a regular show, which is very hard to do. So a big "Well done" for doing that.
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Postby Sky » Thu Jun 04, 2009 4:10 am

That's ok, DocKenobi. I wouldn't want anyone to feel pressured to provide feedback, but of course, we always appreciate any that you take the time out to give. Looking forward to what you have to say about the show in the future, if you find time to listen to them. Hopefully you'll find there's been a bit of improvement since Episode 9 (of which I will never listen to again). :P Thanks for the pat on the back, too.
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