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Return to the Past: A Code Lyoko Retrospective

Remember Code Lyoko? That show with the foreheads? The one you used to half-watch while you waited for Teen Titans to come on? The RTTP crew remembers. Join Mary, Ben, and David as we discuss this dorky, cheesy, weirdly touching, occasionally brilliant, underrated relic of early noughties kid culture. Bring your skateboard, y’hear? Follow us on Twitter at @rttppodcast, or send us your feedback at rttppodcast@gmail.com! Cover art by Ingram. Find more of their work at http://www.ingramcomix.com or @ingramcomix. Opening: "Un Monde Sans Danger" by Noam Kaniel Outro: "S'Envoler" (Generique Fin) by The Subdigitals, Franck Keller, and Ygal Amar
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May 19, 2018

Note before we start: We are experimenting with making the Rec Rooms explicit-rated which in this case just means we don't bleep out the swears. Be on the lookout for some HECKIN ROUGH LANGUAGE.

It's time to take a break from high-octane (for a certain value of "high-octane") Lyoko action and just shoot the breeze for a little while. Call it the calm before the storm that the two-part season finale represents. We tell stories about our experiences with Code Lyoko fandom, argue about our favorite eras of Cartoon Network, and talk about the time Mark Hamill went from hanging out with a gay robot to playing one on adult swim. We also bite down hard on a juicy interview with Sophie Decroisette that contradicts everything you thought you knew about Code Lyoko! Well, maybe.

And hey, what's this? We put an ad out on a slightly more popular podcast? You'd better believe it! If you're a McElboy fan, here for the first time, welcome! And, er, you might wanna start with literally any other episode. This one's kind of a cluster.

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Click here to read a 2016 interview with Sophie Decroisette! http://en.codelyoko.fr/interviews/qr_sophie_decroisette.cl 

Click here to check out all the Hot Tracks on my Spotify playlist of 2000s music! https://open.spotify.com/user/carthagodelenda/playlist/6XYnYpHARWxdOTJV2I2L48?si=_kskvgY4QLCM_CRxcos7cg 

Questions? Comments? Email us at rttppodcast@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter at @rttppodcast. Or find our bonus content on Patreon at: https://www.patreon.com/supernucleargroup

Cover art by the very skilled Ingram! Find their work at @ingramcomix or www.ingramcomix.com.

Opener: "Un Monde Sans Danger" by Franck Keller and Ygal Amar
Outro: "S'Envoler" by Herman Martin, Serge Tavitan, and The Subdigitals

May 5, 2018

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Nah, but we kid, this episode is good. The plot keeps thickening and the characters keep making the same kind of nonsensical, boneheaded decisions we've come to love them for. We poke a lot of fun at them, but there was a point in our lives when this was as serious as it got for us. Ah, to be slightly younger again!

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Opener: "Un Monde Sans Danger" by Franck Keller and Ygal Amar
Outro: "S'Envoler" by Herman Martin, Serge Tavitan, and The Subdigitals

Apr 29, 2018

Note: You may notice some audio echo in this episode. I did my best to get rid of it, but if any remains, let me know!

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A weird old guy shows up in the factory, and despite the fact that he doesn't appear to eat, sleep, or get out of his cahir, he's totally not a XANA attack, you guys. 

He's here to fix absolutely everything that's ever gone wrong for the Lyoko Warriors, convince Yumi that she has brain cancer, and maliciously ostracize Jeremie from the group (and on his BIRTHDAY, too!). Thankfully, this is one of the episodes where he (Jeremie) gets to be heroic.

We're also the luckiest viewers ever this time because we get to meet The Man, The Myth, The Legend, #1 Best At Dad Michel Belpois. Not a doormat like Jean-Pierre, not passive-aggressive like Yumi's parents, and not a total dick like Ulrich's dad. Just a nice, normal dude who loves his son and wants him to succeed. And call his parents more often.

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Opener: "Un Monde Sans Danger" by Franck Keller and Ygal Amar
Outro: "S'Envoler" by Herman Martin, Serge Tavitan, and The Subdigitals

Apr 20, 2018

Who's ready to get heckin' spoopy?

Our second kind-of-but-not-really quasi-Halloween special reveals that ghosts exist in the Code Lyoko universe! I mean, it doesn't make much of a difference, if any at all, but it's there. They canon'd it; they can't un-canon it. Oh and also Sissi's into witchcraft apparently.

This episode is special because it's the only one penned by guest writers Neil Gaiman and Tim Burton! Nah, just kidding, it's just Bruno Merle and Jean-Remi Francois again. But we totally had you going for a second there, didn't we? ...oh, we didn't? Well, shoot. We'll try harder next time.

Join us for ominous Latin chanting, Powerpuff Girls references (an RTTP rarity!), and another awkward attempt to shoehorn Code Lyoko into a popular meme. In other words, the good sh*t that keeps you coming back. Enjoy!

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Opener: "Un Monde Sans Danger" by Franck Keller and Ygal Amar
Outro: "S'Envoler" by Herman Martin, Serge Tavitan, and The Subdigitals

Apr 7, 2018

Note: No new episode next week! Ben is on vacation and we decided we wanted to be too. :P Tune in the week after that for Is Anybody Out There!

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Good news for rubbernecks: this episode is a slow-motion train wreck, a veritable cavalcade of characters making baffling decisions and generally acting like total dicks. Do we like it anyway? Of course we do, because we're absolute sheep for Code Lyoko. I'm just saying, this time we came awfully close to only liking it ironically.

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Opener: "Un Monde Sans Danger" by Franck Keller and Ygal Amar
Outro: "S'Envoler" by Herman Martin, Serge Tavitan, and The Subdigitals

Mar 31, 2018

Note: At a few point during this episode, David's audio will cut out for a split second for some reason, and it's left a few jokes without punchlines. x.x My apologies!

Can you believe that absolutely NO ONE saw the twist about the meaning of Aelita's visions coming at the time? Or maybe we did, and we didn't want to see it? Either way, new mysteries are afoot, new tensions are a-brewin', and after about the 13th minute of the episode we drop almost all of it to spend ten minutes flipping around on Lyoko, as has become the custom. (Somehow no memory of this survived into my twenties.)

Anyway, we at RTTP SUPER hope you enjoy this one, and that those of you new to the show are on the edge of your seats, as much as you can be since we've spoiled a whole lot.

As promised, we've done EXTRA emails this time! We've also wondered why anyone would go to the trouble of stealing a piano, realized that William is barely in this show, and invoked the name of K*maeda, The Forbidden One. 

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Cover art by the very skilled Ingram! Find their work at @ingramcomix or www.ingramcomix.com.

Opener: "Un Monde Sans Danger" by Franck Keller and Ygal Amar
Outro: "S'Envoler" by Herman Martin, Serge Tavitan, and The Subdigitals

Mar 21, 2018

Sporky and Shin Garrett of Going Digital join us once again to talk about Code Lyoko, but this time, we'll be discussing an actually good episode! (We're not saying we ate Davide for talking too much crap about Rock Bottom?, but we're not NOT saying it, either.)

This episode is about as dark as Code Lyoko gets, putting its teenage characters in the sort of peril you don't normally see in cartoons. But don't worry - we're rolling out some of our finest jokes about rectal thermometers and unwashed sumo loincloths to defuse the tension. You're welcome.

We also introduce Edna the camerawoman, quite possibly (and we don't say this lightly) the show's most splendiferous two-bit player since Thomas Jolivet.

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Speaking of Going Digital, they're running a 72-hour charity livestream this weekend and Mary will be streaming an hour of Code Lyoko on Saturday, March 24 at 9 PM EST! It's live from March 23-25 at twitch.tv/goingcharitable .

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Cover art by the very skilled Ingram! Find their work at @ingramcomix or www.ingramcomix.com.

Opener: "Un Monde Sans Danger" by Franck Keller and Ygal Amar
Outro: "S'Envoler" by Herman Martin, Serge Tavitan, and The Subdigitals

Mar 17, 2018

If you're the kind of viewer who feels that Code Lyoko circles around its problems but never actually address them, we have some good news: this episode invents a brand-new lifelong phobia for one of the main characters and sees him overcome it in the span of twenty-two minutes. Executives at Cartoon Network tried to put a stop to that madness, alleging that it would be unappealing to boys ages six to twelve, but MoonScoop went ahead with their bold vision for the show.

Which is why France is at the pinnacle of culture and taste, and everything we filthy yanks make is consumerist garbage. Anyway, let's watch some cartoons.

Of course, there's also the three of us talking nonsense, a.k.a. the main event, kind of. We make fun of Yumi's questionable Japanese, steal jokes right out of Entertainment Weekly (who even reads magazines anymore, right? lol), introduce you to the wonderful world of gay baseball metaphors, and comment on this episode's many weird Marvel references!

Oh, wait, we forgot to actually bring those up! Well, they're there because MoonScoop was also producing a Fantastic Four cartoon at the time. And now you know.

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Here are some of the screenshots we looked at in this episode:

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http://img.codelyoko.fr/galeries/44_vertige/Vertige_179.jpg

http://img.codelyoko.fr/galeries/44_vertige/Vertige_080.jpg

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Cover art by the very skilled Ingram! Find their work at @ingramcomix or www.ingramcomix.com.

Opener: "Un Monde Sans Danger" by Franck Keller and Ygal Amar
Outro: "S'Envoler" by Herman Martin, Serge Tavitan, and The Subdigitals

Mar 10, 2018

Things are getting hot and heavy in the Super Nuclear group's hypothetical recording studio, and not just because Mary and David are being shmoopy again (though there is also that). Thrill as Xana attempts to divide and conquer the Lyoko Warriors through the power of cuckoldry. You into that? We bet you are. Go ahead and give us a click already!

Do you like jokes about croissants wherein the croissant is a stand-in for dick? How about that urban legend about Marilyn Manson (you know the one we mean)? Masturbation and vore jokes about Richard Dawkins? Oops, that last one was too hot for general audiences. Throw us a buck on Patreon and we'll let you check out our outtakes, though. (Hey, we've gotta pay the bills somehow.)

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Cover art by the very skilled Ingram! Find their work at @ingramcomix or www.ingramcomix.com.

Opener: "Un Monde Sans Danger" by Franck Keller and Ygal Amar
Outro: "S'Envoler" by Herman Martin, Serge Tavitan, and The Subdigitals

Mar 2, 2018

Who's ready to cringe? Today's episode is one of those nameless treasures: the mid-2000s cartoon about a boy and a girl swapping bodies and somehow managing to (almost) never address the fact that they now have different bits. Can Ben, Mary, and David milk that premise for jokes? Will Ben and Mary literally collapse under the weight of their secondhand embarrassment? If you're asking that question, it's like you don't even know us.

Prepare for dick jokes, sailor fuku discussion, and questions about whether various things are gay (spoiler alert: they are).

This episode of Code Lyoko carries a content warning for a boy and a girl swapping bodies (and the requisite cisnormativity that comes with it). 

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Cover art by the very skilled Ingram! Find their work at @ingramcomix or www.ingramcomix.com.

Opener: "Un Monde Sans Danger" by Franck Keller and Ygal Amar
Outro: "S'Envoler" by Herman Martin, Serge Tavitan, and The Subdigitals

Feb 24, 2018

WARNING: Mary was recording on the wrong mic for the first five minutes, and the end result is just about the worst and most grating audio this podcast has ever experienced. I have tried to fix it as best I can, but feel free to skip ahead to where I turn my real mic on and everything is fine.

We are ALL over the place on this episode, folks. Is it because this episode is ridiculously buck wild? Is it because we're tired and it's the end of a long weekend? Is it because we are incorrigible, meme-loving h*cks? Trick question, it is in fact all three. 

Let's focus on the buck wild, BECAUSE IT IS. Kadic faces the unthinkable circumstance of a principal apparently going rogue and kidnapping two students, Sissi once again passes a Lyoko Warrior audition that no one was interested in conducting, and XANA proves himself to be as complicated as he is predictable. Meanwhile, Mary, David and Ben discuss the winter Olympic sports that suit the Warriors best, record ASMR descriptions of the world's most incomprehensible memes, and uncover one of the English dub cast's long-slumbering secrets.

Click here for, uh, something: http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/001/233/110/001.png

 

Click here to learn about the "Big Green" dub of Dragonball Z: https://www.reddit.com/r/CodeLyoko/comments/7wx7ol/so_i_learned_that_some_cast_members_of_code_lyoko/?st=JDV3E1BT&sh=69024be7 

This episode of Code Lyoko carries a content warning for a fabricated school bomb threat.

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Opener: "Un Monde Sans Danger" by Franck Keller and Ygal Amar
Outro: "S'Envoler" by Herman Martin, Serge Tavitan, and The Subdigitals

Feb 17, 2018

It's the episode you've been waiting for, maybe! Mary, Ben, and David finally answer their email and give a six-Pokémon team to every Lyoko Warrior. If a trio of bumbling dorks awkwardly mispronouncing Pokémon names is your idea of fun, give us a click and let the good times roll! If you still get flashbacks to that one commercial where Zack and Cody overemphasize the é in Pokémon (you know the one we mean), maybe steer clear of this one.

When we're done upsetting the weebs in our audience, it's time to read some fanfic! Each one of your humble hosts read the first few chapters of a recommended Code Lyoko fanfic, and we're ready to present our book reports to the whole class. Doctor Who subbing for Mrs. Hertz? Deep and intricate monster societies? A transfer student OC that doesn't suck? You made it all up; now we're repackaging it and selling it right back to you. Hey, don't forget to give us money on Patreon!

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Questions? Comments? Email us at rttppodcast@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter at @rttppodcast. Or find our bonus content on Patreon at: https://www.patreon.com/supernucleargroup

Cover art by the very skilled Ingram! Find their work at @ingramcomix or www.ingramcomix.com.

Opener: "Un Monde Sans Danger" by Franck Keller and Ygal Amar
Outro: "S'Envoler" by Herman Martin, Serge Tavitan, and The Subdigitals

Feb 9, 2018

Folklorists speculate that zombies are popular because they let us indulge in guilt-free fantasies about inflicting violence on the people around us. Code Lyoko decided that that's as good an excuse as any to finally show us cartoon children beating the snot out of each other. The Super Nuclear group concludes that that is actually kind of hilarious. But that's not all! In addition to the violence, there's ridiculously inappropriate nudity as well. Unless you're in France, I guess. Silly Europeans! When will you learn to be ashamed of your bodies?

As usual, Mary, Ben, and David are here to gently spread a soothing ointment on your burning questions. How hard does the show try to make you forget it's set in France? (Very.) How many plot contrivances are there to explain why the children can't count on the adults to defend them from the zombie horde? (One, and it's fainting. Lots and lots of fainting.) Did the gaggle of bozos that pass for podcast hosts around here finally make up Pokémon teams for the Lyoko Warriors, as requested in that email a couple weeks ago? (No, but ask us again next week.)

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Questions? Comments? Email us at rttppodcast@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter at @rttppodcast. Or find our bonus content on Patreon at: https://www.patreon.com/supernucleargroup

Cover art by the very skilled Ingram! Find their work at @ingramcomix or www.ingramcomix.com.

Opener: "Un Monde Sans Danger" by Franck Keller and Ygal Amar
Outro: "S'Envoler" by Herman Martin, Serge Tavitan, and The Subdigitals

Feb 2, 2018

At the end of most episodes of Return to the Past, your humble hosts ask themselves this question: are we going to give this episode a perfect ten, or merely a nine point five? This time, however, there's a radical difference of opinion! Are you on #TeamDavidAndMary, or are you on #TeamBen? As is so often the case, your answer probably depends on your feelings toward Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2.

Are Aelita's sick grinds pointless, or radical? Is Yumi's dad running around in full samurai regalia badass, or goofy? Is the return of the Ulrich/Yumi/William love triangle and embarrassing cliché, or the very reason we remember these characters so fondly? You be the judge! (And then listen for the correct answer from Mary and David. This episode rules.)

But that's not all! This is another theory-heavy episode! Wanna hear our latest thoughts on the mystery of Jim Morales's past? ...no? Well, crap. That's okay, though. Some internet content isn't for everyone.

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Cover art by the very skilled Ingram! Find their work at @ingramcomix or www.ingramcomix.com.

Opener: "Un Monde Sans Danger" by Franck Keller and Ygal Amar
Outro: "S'Envoler" by Herman Martin, Serge Tavitan, and The Subdigitals

Jan 28, 2018

Okay, so remember how I said all that stuff about Common Interest and how it took the show's subject matter to a new level but ultimately didn't follow through in the way it should have? Imagine another Common Interest, but with a plot that DOES follow through from start to finish. Mostly.

Meet Temptation, the most thought-provoking episode of Code Lyoko yet. At least for Mary, aka me, for whom the entire reason she still loves Code Lyoko clicks in this episode.

Join us as we dissect childhood perspectives, face our adult fears, and also do a lot of the usual nonsense like inventing a Sonic podcast (Return to the Fast) and answering an age - old question: would you rather fight a hundred duck-size horses or one horse-size duck?

Click here for the full list of changes between scripts and finished episodes: http://en.codelyoko.fr/scriptsvsepisodes/saison1_part1.cl 

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Cover art by the very skilled Ingram! Find their work at @ingramcomix or www.ingramcomix.com.

Opener: "Un Monde Sans Danger" by Franck Keller and Ygal Amar
Outro: "S'Envoler" by Herman Martin, Serge Tavitan, and The Subdigitals

Jan 21, 2018

 

More than any other episode, Common Interest really hammers home how BOLD Code Lyoko was willing to be. Even after 13 years we're still stunned that we saw Aelita almost succumb to heart failure three times in one day, or Jeremie handling raw uranium as he struggled to keep the supercomputer alive, or XANA facing off against a military transport armed with very present and realistic guns. Still not sure how that one got on Cartoon Network in the days when cops shot laser beams and heroes never said die.  

Which makes it all the more disappointing when we go back to it after 13 years and discover all the weird pacing in the Lyoko bits, plus the glaring plot holes that we never noticed as kids. But darn it all if it isn't still good!

It's also been a long week for Mary, David, and Ben, which means that they're SUPER excited but also super distracted. But that means you'll get to hear Ben explain the history of Juggalos, David highlight the world's stealthiest Back to the Future reference, and Mary rant and rave about the EXTREMELY WRONG PLACEMENT of the Ultimate Impostor on the Dangan Ronpa 2 McDonald's Triangle. 

Apologies for this episode's lateness, as well! 

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Cover art by the very skilled Ingram! Find their work at @ingramcomix or www.ingramcomix.com.

Opener: "Un Monde Sans Danger" by Franck Keller and Ygal Amar
Outro: "S'Envoler" by Herman Martin, Serge Tavitan, and The Subdigitals

Jan 12, 2018

For the first time in possibly ever, the Super Nuclear group disagrees about the content of an episode! Is it the greatest thing ever, or just pretty darn great? Do the surprisingly off-model designs undercut the shipping possibilities? Come listen to your favorite trio of childish dingbats argue about cartoons for an hour and a half! The Homestuck references have never come at you faster.

Plus, an important public service announcement in the first few minutes of the episode!

NOTE: David's computer crashed at about the half-hour mark of this episode. We /think/ we were able to recover all the audio, but if any of Mary and Ben's conversations around that point don't make sense it's because David's bit may be missing. 

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Questions? Comments? Email us at rttppodcast@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter at @rttppodcast. Or find our bonus content on Patreon at: https://www.patreon.com/supernucleargroup

Cover art by the very skilled Ingram! Find their work at @ingramcomix or www.ingramcomix.com.

Opener: "Un Monde Sans Danger" by Franck Keller and Ygal Amar
Outro: "S'Envoler" by Herman Martin, Serge Tavitan, and The Subdigitals

Jan 5, 2018

Hey-yo! It's the Super Nuclear group, making up for our absence last week with an extra-long episode aimed directly at your eager faces. And what an episode it is!

We're finally at the 'Going back in time to win the lottery' storyline, which gives us a surprising amount of insight into several characters' personalities, including Ulrich, Yumi, and your personal favorite,* Yumi's dad.

We also dive into an interpretation of Yumi's family dynamic that may or may not freak Mary's bean. And also one about how Aelita is secretly Jesus. (Thanks for that last one, anonymous emailer!)

* Probably not your personal favorite.

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Cover art by the very skilled Ingram! Find their work at @ingramcomix or www.ingramcomix.com.

Opener: "Un Monde Sans Danger" by Franck Keller and Ygal Amar
Outro: "S'Envoler" by Herman Martin, Serge Tavitan, and The Subdigitals

Dec 22, 2017

Well, they can't all be winners. Missing Link does have its peaks: there's a fascinating moment of complexity and defiance for Jeremie and Aelita, a mysteriously magnanimous Sissi, and drama in the house of Ishiyama. But the premise is ridiculous, the stakes are medium rare, and the entire plot hinges on whether or not a (presumably) white girl can be made to look like a Japanese girl for a class photo. 

Note that episode of Code Lyoko carries a content warning for racist and transmisogynistic themes.

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Opener: "A World Without Danger" by Franck Keller and Ygal Amar
Outro: "S'Envoler" by Herman Martin, Serge Tavitan, and The Subdigitals

 

Dec 16, 2017

Good news, everyone - once again Principal Delmas has deigned to let these kids have fun! This episode is a triumph in a lot of ways - it gives Aelita a great connection to the human world, it gives William a chance to not be attached to Yumi's hip all the time, and it serves up That Good Drama as Jeremie fails to comprehend that Aelita can have interests and a social life not connected to him. The Lyoko action does kinda create a dip in the back half, but we do forgive things like that. 

Tune in for only the finest goofs about Jim undergoing mitosis, naked confusion about publicly announced exam results, and, naturally, farts.

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NOTE: Patreon has walked back its plans to increase donor fees, so we will be sticking with the service for now! The Saint Valentine's Day commentary will remain in the main feed. Thank you for your patience!

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Opener: "A World Without Danger" by Franck Keller and Ygal Amar
Outro: "S'Envoler" by Herman Martin, Serge Tavitan, and The Subdigitals


Read more at http://rttppodcast.libsyn.com/#3CTmukQyCCVXexhU.99

Dec 10, 2017

Hello, my friends! As we said in the last episode description, Patreon has recently announced its plans to increase its donor fees by 2.9%+35 cents per pledge. We don't want our donors to pay this ridiculous extra cost, and I (Mary, typing this) am pretty peeved that it will especially burden lower-income creators and donors and driving them away from a service they once depended on for their livelihoods.

In light of this news, and until Patreon responds to the MASSIVE negative feedback it's received, our continued use of Patreon is uncertain. There is a variety of other services we can move to, but we haven't had the chance to conference on this yet. In the meantime, though, we're going to slip y'all a bonus and release this week's bonus content on the main feed! 

Note that this episode was recorded before the announcement, AND that it is explicit-rated! Swears on swears on swears!

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We watched Saint Valentine's Day before we recorded our episode about it, and recorded our live commentary! 
 
This can be listened to on its own or in synchronicity with Saint Valentine's Day (We watched the Youtube version.) Just hit play when we say go! (If you listen on your own there'll be lots of dead air. Just a heads up.) Note that we pause in the middle at one point because David fell outta sync.
 

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Cover art by the very skilled Ingram! Find their work at @ingramcomix or www.ingramcomix.com.

 
Dec 9, 2017

It's been a long couple of weeks, but the band is finally back together! (Us, we mean. Mary, Ben, and David, not the Foxtrot Fanatics. We apologize for the immense disappointment you are currently experiencing.)

In this episode, it's Valentine's Day (the day all lovers celebrate), and because we love you all so much, we're celebrating with ninety minutes of relentless Odd/Aelita shipping AND a haphazard attempt to shoehorn Code Lyoko into the Marvel universe! And also, for the first time ever, we're introducing a brand-new lovable holiday mascot*!

There's an actual episode of Code Lyoko in here, too - and it's lousy with Dat Boi. Remember him? Here he come again.

*Actual loveability levels may vary.

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NOTE: This episode was recorded before Patreon's recent announcement about its decision to increase donor fees by 2.9%+35 cents per donation (ie, a lot). Our continued use of Patreon is currently uncertain. We will have a solution in place before the fees are slated to go into effect. 

In the meantime, in lieu of bonus content on Patreon this week, keep an eye on the main feed tomorrow!

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Questions? Comments? Email us at rttppodcast@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter at @rttppodcast. Or find our bonus content at https://www.patreon.com/supernucleargroup

Cover art by the very skilled Ingram! Find their work at @ingramcomix or www.ingramcomix.com.

Opener: "A World Without Danger" by Franck Keller and Ygal Amar
Outro: "S'Envoler" by Herman Martin, Serge Tavitan, and The Subdigitals

Dec 2, 2017

Thank you so much for your patience during our break! We are BACK and ready to get this Season 2 train a movin'! (And you know the season 2 train MAKES NO STOPS.)

Unfortunately, it is David who could not be with us this week, as he was very ill and had lost his voice. But he's with us in spirit (and episode ratings) and Mary and Ben are here to bring you the biggest plot bombshells of 2005. No seriously - this blew our minds then and it blew our minds and it's great and we hope you all love it as much as we do!

Come for the mysterious visions and XANA-fied possessions and words of Jim wisdom, and stay to hear Mike scratching on things he shouldn't be scratching on! (That's right. I am SHAMING you, cat, live on the Internet.)

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Questions? Comments? Email us at rttppodcast@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter at @rttppodcast. Or find our bonus content at our Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/supernucleargroup

Cover art by the very skilled Ingram! Find their work at @ingramcomix or www.ingramcomix.com.

Opener: "A World Without Danger" by Franck Keller and Ygal Amar
Outro: "S'Envoler" by Herman Martin, Serge Tavitan, and The Subdigitals

Nov 18, 2017

Sorry this one's up so late, folks! We recorded it a bit late in the week, and as you will see, it was a bit more edit-intensive than the usual garden-variety Code Lyoko Retrospective! 

This week, we've hopped back into the Recreation Pod to gush about Code Lyoko ephemera! Unfortunately Ben was not able to join us, BUT Mary and David are gonna give you the scoop (a super scoop) on the real, actual Subdigitals CD, which in French is one of the series' lost gems and in English is... it's an album of music, that's for sure. 

Mary also takes a quick dip into L'Interface Fictionelle du Supercalculateur de Code Lyoko, aka IFSCL, to see what's up with the fan-made Code Lyoko supercomputer simulator! Verdict: It's the Code Lyoko video game we all deserve and everyone should play it. Expect more updates as time goes on (or perhaps some streams...?)

We also read a hilarious Code Lyoko fanfic about Burger King, and share some exciting news about Season 4's scripts! (If that wasn't enough, you also get to learn about Mary's mysterious past with songs about toast.)

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Find out more about IFSCL here: http://en.codelyoko.fr/ifscl/

Click here to access the Code Lyoko Archives project: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChuXIakveMidJomk-TCvDtA

Click here to read Second Lunch by SheSaysCiao: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12714278/1/Second-Lunch 

Click here for the Season 4 scripts and newly revised Script Comparisons: http://en.codelyoko.fr/index2.php?page=lirenews&id_news=1941 

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Questions? Comments? Email us at rttppodcast@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter at @rttppodcast. Or find our bonus content at our Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/supernucleargroup

Cover art by the very skilled Ingram! Find their work at @ingramcomix or www.ingramcomix.com.

Opener: "A World Without Danger" by Noam Kaniel
Outro: "Break Away" by Herman Martin, Serge Tavitan, and The Subdigitals

(NOTE: I have just learned that I have misattributed Break Away/S'Envoler for the past 33 episodes. I will make corrections best I can!)

Nov 11, 2017

Season two keeps the party going by addressing many an internet snarkster's biggest question about the show: why can't these giant-headed freaks instantly resolve every plot point by abusing their magical time machine? Another question answered: how would Odd and Ulrich sound spouting family-friendly mid-2000s misogyny?

Anyway, this is the show's Groundhog Day episode, and to celebrate, we'll be recycling all our old jokes. Hah! Just kidding! We do that in every episode.

Not recycled: spider evaluations, bodybuilder Aelita, and sucking your brains out through a bendy straw.

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Questions? Comments? Email us at rttppodcast@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter at @rttppodcast. Or find our bonus content at our Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/supernucleargroup

Cover art by the very skilled Ingram! Find their work at @ingramcomix or www.ingramcomix.com.

Opener: "A World Without Danger" by Franck Keller and Ygal Amar
Outro: "S'Envoler" by Herman Martin, Serge Tavitan, and The Subdigitals

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