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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. Intro and outro is "XANA Rhapsody" by Matt of Avana Music! Find more of Matt's work at https://soundcloud.com/avanamusic.
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Now displaying: June, 2018
Jun 30, 2018

This may not come as a surprise to any of you, but watching the start of Season 3 for the first time in a decade has confirmed for Mary and Ben that yes, they were in fact remembering it through the eyes of bitter angry teens. (David has well and proper gotten his revenge for "firmly grasp it.")

So we've come at Straight to Heart again with fresh new eyes, and in the process we've discovered more to love about it! We spent ten minutes trying to figure out French summer vacation system, sang the praises of Hiroki 2.0, and slowly but surely realized that slamming the brakes on the Yumi/Ulrich train was very much the best thing for Yumi to do.

We also carefully sidestepped trying to understand Time Cube, and instead basked in all the glorious emails we've gotten over the past week! Thank you so much, again, for this peer validation and peer approval. 

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We are again calling on our listeners to do all they can to fight back against injustice at the U.S. border and in the immigration system: https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/06/how-you-can-fight-family-separation-at-the-border.html 

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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.

Intro and outro is "XANA Rhapsody" by Matt of Avana Music! Find more of Matt's work at https://soundcloud.com/avanamusic.

Jun 23, 2018

Jess joins us yet again to discuss the second half of the much-debated prequel. Who will change their mind? Who will change their ground? Who will embarrassingly fail to remember where "firmly grasp it in your hand" comes from? (It's David. The third one is David.)

This is probably our fastest time from starting the episode to getting into the meats, but don't you think for a second that we are not back on our usual bullsh*t. From UFOs and mosquitos to the "gamer" episode of The X-Files and Ben's weird thing about orcs, today's episode is guaranteed to delight!*

*Not guaranteed at all.

Click here to see Mulder's Lyoko form: https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--NSFFidVZ--/c_scale,f_auto,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/nyfucsdmnxkb2atfx2nl.png 
Scully's, too: https://i.ytimg.com/vi/rnZr_2PHxfo/maxresdefault.jpg 

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We are again calling on our listeners to do all they can to fight back against injustice at the U.S. border and in the immigration system: https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/06/how-you-can-fight-family-separation-at-the-border.html 

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You can find Jess's podcasts on iTunes or wheresoever you get your podcasts, or on Twitter @lupinlottery ( https://twitter.com/lupinlottery ) and @thespookyspot ( https://twitter.com/TheSpookySpot ).

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.

Intro and outro is "XANA Rhapsody" by Matt of Avana Music! Find more of Matt's work at https://soundcloud.com/avanamusic .

Jun 16, 2018

Friend of the show and Bigfoot enthusiast Jess - co-host of the Lupin Lottery and The Spooky Spot podcasts - joins us for the first time to geek about cryptids and Rod Serling with David. Meanwhile, the adults in the room, Mary and Ben, talk about the infamous Code Lyoko prequel (as adults are wont to do).

No one seems to agree on this thing - we're not even sure if it's the first episode of the series, the last episode of season two, the first of season three, or the last of season four! Is it good? Does it suck? Did it give us too much background or not nearly enough? If you have nothing better to do in the next two hours, give us a click and find out! (Don't worry - we know you don't.)

This episode of Code Lyoko carries a content warning for racism/racist comments.

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You can find Jess's podcasts on iTunes or wheresoever you get your podcasts, or on Twitter @lupinlottery ( https://twitter.com/lupinlottery ) and @thespookyspot ( https://twitter.com/TheSpookySpot ).

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

Jun 9, 2018

Our season break continues with a return to Fanfiction Theater, featuring the show's first unofficial official unofficial Halloween special. William cosplays as Michael Jackson in this one - the sort of thing the show was always missing, if you ask us.

We also go over some spreadsheets, content that we are told is popular with today's savvy teens (don't ask us, we're just sad adults) and take an extra deep dive into our mailbag. Give us a click and join the fun!

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Click here to read Cat Man Do! https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12868443/1/Cat-Man-Do 

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

Jun 2, 2018

This episode of Code Lyoko carries a content warning for attempted suicide from 5:38-5:57 and from 6:50 to 7:20 in the Youtube edition. This episode of Return to the Past carries a content warning for discussion of attempted suicide throughout, primarily between 44:00 and 1:00:00.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (USA): 1-800-273-8255

Trans Lifeline: US: (877) 565-8860 CANADA: (877) 330-6366

The Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386 

Global lifelines: http://www.iasp.info/resources/Crisis_Centres/ 

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In some ways The Key is every bit as beautiful as we remembered that it was, with intricate storytelling, intense plot developments, and hints at a greater and more challenging battle yet to come.

On the other hand... how did we not remember the RIDICULOUS levels of mood whiplash in this episode? Some of the most intense and upsetting moments in the entire series are bookended with school dance drama, and would that we could reach into the past and change that.

Still, we hope you enjoy this episode, where we celebrate The Key for its highs, work our way through its less-than-great pacing decisions, and contribute our own usual nonsense. Mary calls a DND spell "firebolt" instead of "fireball" by accident, David resurrects old memes, and Ben throws down the gauntlet to you, the listeners.

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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

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