Month: December 2009

The RaT Project Live Returns in the New Year

The RaT Project Live will be returning to the airwaves this Saturday evening, 2 January, at the earlier time of 7:00PM EST. This is to not coincide with BBC America’s east coast airing of Doctor Who: The End of Time Part 2, which starts at 8:30PM EST.

Scheduled topics include:
–Looking ahead to the Steven Moffat era of Doctor Who (No Spoilers)
–Gaming Predictions for 2010
–Castlevania The Adventure ReBirth for WiiWare Quick Review
–Plus whatever else comes up

Hope to see you there!

Also, best wishes for the new year!

The RaT Project 60: Game Award Dreamland

It’s time for this week’s studio recording for The RaT Project. Quite a bit of video game news, actually.

Doctor Who News:
Steven Moffat on BBC Radio 3’s “Night Waves”, with spoiler

Video Game News:
Spike Video Game Awards 2009
G4/X Play 2009 Video Game Awards
Nintendo announces two new WiiMote colors, talks upcoming games

Podcasting News:
Cultdom Collective celebrates Christmas and Doctor Who
Professor How Christmas Special
Logan’s Run: Stargate Edition on hiatus
Logan’s Run Podcast New Year’s Marathon coming up

Miscellany News:
2010 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

Plus a review of Doctor Who: Dreamland

Possible New Show in Development

As of today, I am considering starting on a new podcast. This will not replace The RaT Project, but rather be an additional podcast series I manage. This yet-unnamed project will be about the news, and mainstream media. It will be about what the mainstream media doesn’t report, and touch upon the biases inherent within major mainstream media outlets (mainly here in the States, but I’ll include international broadcasts where applicable).

Yes, there will be a fair amount of ranting and raving on my part, as the idea here is to reveal that which mainstream media doesn’t want you to know. Their idea is for you to follow as ignorant sheep, and not think too much about what they’re telling you. This show is in response to that, to show what’s really going on, when distractions are in play, etc.

For this, I’m looking for a co-host or two. I could do this show on my own, but it would be more informative and entertaining with a second voice (or maybe a third) thrown into the mix. If you would like to be a co-host, here is what I’m looking for:

Someone who:
–Keeps up with current events
–Watches/listens to/reads reports from different media outlets
–Has an opinion about mainstream media, and dislikes how they operate
–Can carry on intelligent, mature debates on these things

No idea yet when this show begins, as there is still a lot of planning that remains to be done behind the scenes.

The RaT Project 59

The RaT Project again goes live this Saturday, 9PM EST on TalkShoe (21129). After a brief recap of the week’s relevant news, we’ll launch into our main topic.

If you’re a gamer, core or casual, there’s plenty to discuss. With 2009 coming to an end, we’ll be looking at Games of the Year. Got a favorite video game that was released this year, on any console (or PC)? Bring your list, and discuss what makes the games so great.

It’s the Games of the Year edition of The RaT Project Live, this Saturday at 9PM EST.

The RaT Project 58: Jumping for Advent

On this week’s show, some Doctor Who, Video Game, and miscellany news.

The RaT Project 58
Stardate 091204.2009

News Items:

Doctor Who News:
Doctor Who Magazine 416 due out soon, largest issue yet
Will focus mainly on the end of David Tennant’s run as the Doctor
DWM 416 announces that the 1996 Doctor Who TV Movie, starring Paul McGann, is to be rereleased on DVD in 2010
–Will be part of the Revisitations box set, consisting of:
—-New Editions of stories that were previously released in early days of DVD range
–Will include a documentary called “The Seven Year Hitch”
—-Looks at producer Philip segal’s quest to get the project into production
No confirmed release date for the Box Set, and no word on if it will be released in North America
MIssing Episodes Documentary on BBC Radio 4
–Saturday, 26 December, Radio 4 will air one-hour documentary “Doctor Who: The Lost Episodes”, part of its Archive on 4 strand
–Will look at how 108 episodes from classic Who ended up missing from the show archives
—-and fan efforts at reconstructions

Video Game News:
Serebii.net running an Advent Calendar
–Calendar is mostly a variety of wallpapers, avatars, crossword puzzles, wordsearches
–This advent calendar actually has a calendar image with scattered, numbered windows
—Unlike the BBC’s Doctor Who Adventure Calendar
Rumors of a Wii Firmware update coming soon
–Nothing solid among the rumors, so keep this in the background
The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks released in North America
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 censored in Japan, Germany
–Killing civilians leads to immediate Game Over

Miscellany News:
Google releases Chromium beta version for Mac and Linux

Podcasting News:
Cultdom Collective (TalkShoe ID) to cover Sarah Jane Adventures Series 3 this Sunday (131201.2009 @ 1500hrs EST)
Professor How Episode 4b, Christmas special “The Guesser Who Stole Christmas”. 101205.2009 @ 1300hrs EST (TalkShoe ID 59601)