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Power Records Podcast #08: Six Million Dollar Christmas!

The Power Records Podcast, Part of the Fire and Water Podcast NetworkThe eighth episode of THE POWER RECORDS PODCAST is now available! It’s Christmas time again, so Rob & Chris take a listen to four holiday-themed audio adventures starring Steve Austin, the Six Million Dollar Man! We wrap up with your Listener Feedback!

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Power Records Six Million Dollar Man

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  1. Kyle Benning says:

    A fantastic Christmas episode! Great Instock Trades picks! I picked up the Dynamite Bionic Man stories for Phil Hester’s writing contributions, he’s a local guy and one cool dude!

    Man these stories were a blast to listen to. The Mission Control guy’s voice reminds me of the voice that did the narration for GI JOE toy ads. Maybe it’s just the space setting, but I can’t but help tie the voice I’m hearing into reading the narration for the GI JOE commercial for the Defiant Space Shuttle.

    Jeesh, you just can’t trust those Dirty Union Leader Weather Terrorists, what’s with those guys always trying to ruin Christmas?!?! Jeesh even the North Pole isn’t safe from the craziness, this weather terrorist is more a menace to Christmas than Heat Miser. What was the historical/cultural context of this story I wonder? When this was released was there any current issues or major Labor Strikes happening in America? It just seems like an odd plot device to use as way to introduce the threat level of the story. Why not just a weather terrorist blackmailing Santa with the ice-cap melting device for personal wealth or because he hates Christmas, I don’t get why a Labor Strike was the method they used to get the story rolling, unless it was trying to play off an issue that was prevalent in the news or visible in the social landscape at the time? I’m also curious to know if melting of the polar ice caps was a visible or prevalent issue gaining the public notice at the time as well? In the end of course, Steve Austin saves Christmas, where’s that Rankin & Bass Claymation film? Move over Rudolph, I want some Bionic Man crushing weather terrorists claymation awesomenss.

    A great episode as always, I love your guys’ commentary, I can’t wait for the next episode! I hope you both have a Merry Christmas and safe travels over this holiday season!

    Drop the Needle and Turn the Page!

  2. Not sure about the labor issues at that time Kyle, but maybe we know where Jimmy Hoffa is now!

    Thanks for listening, and Merry Christmas to you as well!


  3. Frank says:

    Man, this one was especially painful to listen to. The first story sold me on two actors standing in a room expositing at one another. The religious connection was a major reach, and the tale was so dull that I’d begun to forget it while still listening to it. The Santa’s Workshop one on the other hand went so far afield from what I was expecting that at first I thought it was a comedy skit pulled off YouTube. Though it softened by the end, the stance on union labor would be welcome on A Very Fox News Christmas Special. Very bizarre to hear Steve Austin interact with Santa and the elves, but definitely memorable. I was wondering to myself how a third story was split across on LP, in deep denial that I was to be subjected to four Xmas yarns of damnation. The store Santa number felt the most Power Record-y, with multiple actors filling in the details of an undercooked story with enough transitions to distract from the weakness of the plot. Four, with the toy maker, had me feeling dread initially. It ended up being the least objectionable, as it was the most preoccupied with action/intrigue over the screwy holiday theme.

    I watched a little Dollar Man/Bionic Woman in syndication as a kid, but I was more of a Fall Guy fan back then. I believe I had a second hand Bigfoot with some pieces missing that I bought at a flea market to join Naked Gene Simmons in battling my Indiana Jones doll. That’s about the extent of my interest, so I clearly wasn’t the target audience here.

    The Lee Majors impersonation was solid. Could have pumped up the gain on the actor though, as Majors mumble mucked with the levels. The delivery felt flat at times, but that may have just been an extension of the mimicking. I can understand the choice not to do impersonations on other records, such as Planet of the Apes, where reference may not have been as readily available and they were adaptations of the films rather than original stories. I hope the Star Trek stories make some attempt, as Kirk and Spock’s vocal mannerisms are so essential to their performances.

    The first season of Venture Brothers was very fun, as twisted analogues of comic and cartoon characters are introduced. I lost interest by season 3 though, finding those initial character commentaries a lot more interesting than their opting to settle in with them rather than continuing to explore other types.

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