Can the Youth in Revolt film live up to the classic book? Do Daybreakers' vampires suck? Darksiders: finally, an HD Zelda? A true successor to Puzzlequest on the DS? Plus, your Twitter questions.
The Totally Rad Show is Revision3's explosion of movie, video game, TV, and comics news and reviews. TRS was born in the depths of geek culture, at an epic game of Dungeons and Dragons in 2006. Alex Albrecht, host of Revision3's Diggnation, and Dan Trachtenberg, former host of Revision3's Geekdrome, met Jeff Cannata, former video game columnist, at the D&D table, and became fast friends. Intense debates over Star Wars characters, late night frag-fests in Gears of War, Heroes- and Lost-watching parties, and the sharing of dog-eared copies of Preacher graphic novels followed, leading the guys to one clear realization: This is the stuff we love. This stuff is totally rad. Individually, Alex, Dan, and Jeff had always wanted to find a show that approached geek culture with as much fervor as they did, that wasn't embarrassed to roll dice or dress like Jedi, that realized that nerd is the new cool. Together, they decided to make it. But one component was still missing. Luckily, they turned to uber-video god and bona-fide geek in his own right, Steve Koncelik, to help create a look and feel that was as rad as the subject matter. Several months, and hundreds of exploding fist-pumps later, the Totally Rad Show debuted on Revision3. Four dudes in a garage. One green screen. A cubic ass-ton of enthusiasm. The Totally Rad Show is all about the feeling of sharing a great new movie, or video game, or tv show, or comic with your buddies. It is about the excitement in finding a piece of entertainment you love, or the pain in realizing something isn't as rad as you had hoped. It is about finding friends who share your interests and get just as excited as you do. If it is out there and it is Rad, it is on the Totally Rad Show.
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The classic coming-of-age comedy novel Youth in Revolt has been turned into a film starring Michael Cera. Dan and Jeff loved the book; what do they think of the movie version? Does Alex, who had no prior knowledge of the property, agree?
Vampires are all the rage lately, but the new film, Daybreakers delivers a vision of vampire future that is unlike anything before it. Are the guys impressed?
Jeff is buzzing about the new console game, Darksiders and its throwback Legend of Zelda-meets-Devil My Cry-style gameplay. Are Dan and Alex on board?
In the first year of TRS, the guys couldn't stop talking about Puzzle Quest for the DS. Now, 2 years later, it seems there may be a worthy successor to the puzzle-as-combat formula. If you own a DS, you won't want to miss the guys discussing Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes.
The guys have gotten a ton of questions to the official TRS Twitter account, @totallyradshow. This week, they try to answer as many as possible.
Outtakes from the episode.