You know how DVDs these days all have “bonus scenes”—that is, scenes that weren’t good enough for the actual movie, so they were cut out and used as “special features” for the home video release? Wouldn’t it be cool if someone took the bonus scenes from a bunch of different movies, edited them all together, and made a whole new movie out of them?
… That would be great, right?
A “bonus scene” from The Goonies in which our heroes are attacked by—no, seriously!—a giant squid.
That’s kind of what GameCola does with the Off-Topic Podcast, the difference being that these clips weren’t cut out because they weren’t good enough for our podcast—they were cut out because they’re too good.
Actually, no; that’s not true either. As you can probably guess, these clips were cut out because they didn’t fit the theme of their respective podcasts; they were “off-topic”, as it were. For example, in one recent podcast, the topic of discussion was Phoenix Wright…and somehow, our staff got side-tracked into arguing about whether Disney Land was cooler than Disney World. That segment is in Off-Topic #2, along with many, many others that are totally worth listening to, we swear.
0:00 – 1:52: Introduction
1:52 – 7:22: Bonus Clips from Podcast #20: Something New, featuring Paul Franzen, Michael Gray, Nathaniel Hoover, Justin Luschinski, Vangie Rich, and Michael Ridgaway
- Podcasting from the ice planet Hoth
- Weather similes from the Star Wars universe
- PAX East, and the love lives of the GameCola staff
- How every edition of The GameCola Podcast is all about making fun of Paul
7:22 – 13:51: Bonus Clips from Podcast #21: The YouTube Podcast, featuring Paul Franzen, Michael Gray, and Nathaniel Hoover
- The podcasters’ thoughts on alcohol (Spoiler alert: Yucky.)
- Made-up Phoenix Wright spoilers, and the game that’s banned from GameCola
- Will our YouTube page survive the apocalypse?
- The fall of PWNorDIE
- Nathaniel’s voice acting career
13:51 – END: Bonus Clips from Podcast #22: Grab Bag, featuring Paul Franzen and Michael Gray
- Pending changes to the Disney World ride Star Tours
- Disney World vs. Disney Land
- How fangirls of any story always want the two lead male characters to get together
- Phoenix Wright fanfiction
- Boy Meets World/Buffy the Vampire Slayer crossover fanfiction
- Why Paul owns a DS
- Phoenix Wright’s staffing woes
- Phoenix Wright’s motivation