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Remember the cartoons you loved as a kid? Do you, like us, remember mid-2000s Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network with a mix of fondness and terror – or, if you don’t, do you want to know what the fuss was about? Join Mary, David, and Ben as we revisit the cartoons that shaped us in an episode-by-episode deep dive, as well as the Internet fan culture as it was then and is now. How do these nostalgic shows hold up? What do we think of them now, as not kids but sad adults? How has the zeitgeist and Internet following evolved along with us? We set out to answer these questions and also to be incredibly hilarious and physically attractive. We started in 2017 with Return to the Past: A Code Lyoko Retrospective, which ran from 2017-2019 and makes up the first part of this feed. Second was The Ultimate Reprise, which ran from 2019-2020 and covers Oban: Star Racers. Now we’re on The Avatar Recycle, hot on the heels of Avatar: The Last Airbender’s Netflix debut! Join us wheresoever you like. Watching along is not necessary - but highly encouraged – and we try to keep spoiler free up to the current episode! Follow us on Twitter at @super_nuclear, or send us your feedback at supernucleargroup@gmail.com!
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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:

http://img.codelyoko.fr/galeries/44_vertige/Vertige_270.jpg

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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


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

Nov 3, 2017

It's The Trap all over again as Mary, Ben, and David find themselves blown away by an episode all three of them remembered as ho-hum.

Marvel at the spontaneous appearance of Yumi's little brother, Hiroki (that's right - there is another Boi that Here Come)! Chuckle knowingly at the first instance of Jim's beloved* catchphrase! 

And delight as our conversation inevitably turns to Jospeh Pujol (if you don't know who that is, don't look him up; it'll spoil the surprise) and ever more mid-2000s memes you thought you'd never see again.

* The catchphrase is, in fact, not beloved at all.

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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

Oct 28, 2017

HEY YOU GUYS! We're missing Ben this week, as he had some circumstances beyond his control come up. So it's just Mary and David in this one, here to keep you on the up and up and make out a WHOLE bunch! 

This week, with their sexy new money, the Code Lyoko crew has gone and built us a brand-new sector. I hope you like blue rectangles! We also get schooled on the Tunic - pardon me, PUNIC Wars, finally hear Franz Hopper's name spoken aloud, forget things about the episode we REALLY should have remembered, and do our level best to protect Aelita from all the bullies ever.

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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

Oct 20, 2017

AT LAST, SEASON 2 IS UPON US! 

We're so excited to bring this to you AND so excited to talk about all the new stuff that this episode introduces. New intros and outros! Vehicles on Lyoko! Aelita (Stones) as a full-time student! New monsters! Scary wolf visions! A bearded man with opaque glasses playing childrens' tunes on a hallucination-piano! Sweet flips on Lyoko! 

And of course DAT BOI, William Dunbar! Although you could view this entire episode as the Abstract Concept of Dat Boi, given how much here come. (Anyway, William's a creep and we dissect this thoroughly.)

We're also excited because this is another episode where two of us are in the same room! Mary and Ben, to be exact! Featuring special guest hosts Mike, who sat in a chair nearby sleeping the entire time, and Ike, who was under the bed, terrified of us. (They are both cats.)

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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

Oct 13, 2017

Have you ever found yourself thinking, 'Gee, Return to the Past sure is a swell podcast, but there's entirely too much of that pesky Code Lyoko?' You're in luck! For our season one afterparty, we're talking about everything but!

Well, that's not entirely true. We are going over our episode rankings and pass a final verdict on season one. Did your favorite Lyoko adventure make the top five? Tune in to find out!

Also featured: extended musings on a couple of our other fandoms. Expect a deluge of nerdy terminology you thought you'd never hear again (the word 'classpect' is prominently featured. You are advised against taking a shot when you hear it.).

We're also launching our Patreon today! For a one-dollar monthly subscription, you'll have access to a host of new goodies and features too shiny for the proletariat masses. Click here for the full scoop. We'd like to argue about cartoons full time someday, so your patronage is definitely appreciated.

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Questions? Comments? Email us at rttppodcast@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter at @rttppodcast.

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

Sep 28, 2017

For our season one finale, we've pulled out all the stops: Dangan Ronpa references, raging debates about Hufflepuff House, and the feasibility of making Jim and Principal Delmas lookalikes kiss each other in Dream Daddy. Which brings us to this thing called Code Lyoko! Have you heard of it? It's pretty neato. We actually talk about it a little, too.

Aelita's here, Kankrelats are running amok in 2D meatspace, and Mary and David just can't seem to stop making out! We're rounding out the season in a cavalcade of cuteness, excitement, and spirited discussion. So give us your clicks and let the good times roll!

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Questions? Comments? Email us at rttppodcast@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter at @rttppodcast.

You can also support us at our donation page: https://ko-fi.com/rttppodcast!

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

Sep 23, 2017

There's a new showrunner in town, and Madame S is NOT fooling around when it comes to spinning continuity out of, well, you've seen what this show's been like so far! It's the dawn of a new era left and right - you can't trip on the sidewalk in this one without falling on a status quo change!

Join Mary, David, and Ben as they flip out and get super excited about Aelita because there's SO much good to come now that she's out in two dimensions! 

(We also make fun of the way Yumi's dad eats noodles and establish some rules for Ben's dating prospects.) 

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Questions? Comments? Email us at rttppodcast@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter at @rttppodcast.

You can also support us at our donation page: https://ko-fi.com/rttppodcast!

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

Sep 16, 2017

The jury's still out on whether this is the best episode of the series, but boy is it a rich vein what we tap here. It's a killer premise, a killer execution, and an amazing (and unfortunately unique) look into the mind and motivations of a villain who almost never gives up those secrets. It's bold. It's brash. It certainly does NOT belong in the trash!

AND NOT ONLY THAT, but we have done it. We have made up for our past transgressions and crammed MANY, SO MANY Spongebob, Homestuck, and even Homestar references into this one. You will be FLOORED at the sheer EXTENT of our pop culture savvy and also how absolutely ADORABLE we all are. (We would totally be talking about Hiveswap except we recorded this a week ago. WATCH THIS SPACE.)

Also Mary forgot to switch Audacity to pick up her mic so her audio quality is not the best again. Sorry!

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We're calling on all our listeners to provide as much assistance as they can to disaster-affected areas! Click here to find CharityNavigator's recommendations for relief donations. https://www.charitynavigator.org/ 

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Questions? Comments? Email us at rttppodcast@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter at @rttppodcast.

You can also support us at our donation page: https://ko-fi.com/rttppodcast!

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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