Press Release What is the Saturday Morning Special? It’s the brainchild of a couple of immature guys; Brian LeTendre and Matt (Matman) Herring who are the creators and hosts of the all ages Secret Identity Podcast.Secret Identity has been providing ‘solid gold ear candy’ for comic book fans, gamers, and other members of geek culture for over 7 years. In that time Brian and Matman have interviewed hundreds of creators from the worlds of comic books, gaming, movies, television and music. Included in that list are comic book creator Todd McFarlane (Spawn), actors George Lazenby (James Bond) & Dean Haglund (X –Files), musician John Wetton (Asia / King Crimson), author Alana Jolie Abbott (Into The Reach), game developer Glenn Gamble (Walking Dead: Survival Instinct) and some of the biggest current comic book creators like Dan Slott (Spider-Man), Joe Kelly (Ben 10), Jeff Lemire (Animal Man) and Scott Snyder (Batman). Even wrestling legend Rowdy Roddy Piper got into the act by putting Matman and Brian in headlocks at the same time.
So what is the Saturday Morning Special? In reverence to the days of our youth where Saturday was all about cereal, cartoons and pajamas til noon, it’s a show that celebrates all these things in a fun way.
Joining the duo in this little adventure is Keith Gleason and John Cimino from Reckless Sidekick Productions! If the names seem a little familiar it’s because John and Keith are the stars of the ‘Swass Cast’ and were the driving force behind the electrified web series ‘Hero Envy’!
What we hope to do with ‘Saturday Morning Special’ is provide viewers with a visual compendium to the Secret Identity Podcast; a show that has the same charm, positive energy and all ages fun that we provide each week.Members of the Secret identity Facebook Page will get a sneak preview of our debut episode! Everyone else will be able to see it on Saturday, May 25th. Enjoy The Show!!!
To find out more and listen to episodes of Secret Identity just go to www.secretidentitypodcast.com
Secret Identity can be heard on the radio Saturday's at 10 AM in Albany, New York on 1410 WENU CBS Sports
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The Secret Identity Posdcast is sponsored by Archie Comics, 80'sTees.com, Discount Comic Book Services, Boston Comic Con, New York Comic Con, ComicConn, Most Excellent Comics and Collectibles (Enfield, CT), Archaia Press and the Albany Comic Con
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The votes have been tallied, and the winners are in! Our Summer Reading Project this year will be the Star Wars Omnibus X-Wing Rogue Squadron Volume 1. You can try and track down the print copy at your LCS or on eBay or you can grab the digital version for $14.99 over at Dark Horse Digital.This year's Summer Watching Project is the first Season of Eureka. You can fin the entire series on Netflix, or grab the DVD set from Amazon for under $20.We plan on starting our projects the week of May13th, which should give everyone plenty of time to get prepared.And for those who have never participated in our projects before, here's the deal--each week we read one issue of the comic and watch one episode of the show. Matt and I do segments about the projects on the show, and we have discussion on our message boards throughout the summer. It's a chance for us all to enjoy something we might have missed and talk about it together.Get ready!
Just a quick reminder that tonight at 7:30PM EST, Teen Titans Go! will be premiering on Cartoon Network. All of the original cast members of Teen Titans are returning for this new show, which will be a little more goofy but no less action-packed. We can't wait for it. How about you?
It’s that time of year again--time for the SI community to vote on our summer projects!
Each summer, we pick a TV show to watch together and discuss in weekly segments on the podcast. Last year’s project was Brisco County Jr., a classic show that was cancelled before its time. This year, we’ve decided to take a look at some of the series that SyFy has aired over the past few years, and watch the first season season of one together. Here are this year’s candidates:
Being Human (US)
From now until April 24th, you can vote on which show we’ll be watching for our summer project. We plan on beginning the project on the week of May 6th.Head to the Forums right now to vote!!
P.S. One of the reasons these shows are on the list is because all of them are currently available on Netflix.
Tonight Matt Smith begins the latest and possibly greatest adventures of any Doctor as we begin the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who!
Starting off where the Christmas Special ended, the Doctor is without Amy and Rory. We all know, without a companion, the Doctor can get a little nuts. 'The Bells Of Saint John' re-introduces with new companion Jenna - Louise Coleman who helps sets the tone early with a sense of whimsy and fun and seems a bit nuts herself.
New wardrobe, new TARDIS wallpaper and a new intro (with a nice nod to the past) this could be Matt Smith's moment to shine. Following a few deep and very involved arcs, this Who seems to be written to enjoy at face value. For the first time in a while I wasn't looking for clues and was able to just relax and enjoy the episode.
How will Clara's past and her Dalek incarnation play out? I can't wait to find out.
Matman Rating: 5 Out Of 5 Page Ones!
by Brian LeTendreWalking Dead fans, you're in for a treat. Later this month, a brand new game set in the world of The Walking Dead television show is coming to all major consoles..
The game follows the mysterious, crossbow-wielding survivor Daryl Dixon, brought to life by TV series star Norman Reedus, alongside his overbearing brother Merle, voiced by Michael Rooker, on a haunting, unforgiving journey across the Georgia countryside. Players will need to tread carefully on this desperate quest, scrounging for food, water, and ammunition to survive against nightmares both living and undead.
In the Friday, March 15th episode of Secret Identity, we'll feature an in-depth interview with Glenn Gamble of Terminal Reality, the developer behind the upcoming game. We discuss the story behind the game, how this zombie game sets itself apart from others, and Glenn offers a lot of insight into the design process itself.
The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct is scheduled to be released in North America on March 19 for the Xbox 360®, PlayStation® 3, and PC and on March 26 for Wii U™. It is rated “M” for Mature by the ESRB. For more information, visit www.TheWalkingDeadBegins.com.
Check out the latest trailer for the game below, and then tune in on March 15th for the interview!
Our friends Keith Gleason and John Cimino are back with another 'Swass Cast'. This time the boys are joined by the Matman as they spend time talking James Bond! Here they are to tell you about it...
The Swass-Cast returns with a brand new episode for a brand new year! This time we are joined again by the Matman from the "Secret Identity Podcast". In this episode we are talking about the most famous spy in the world "James Bond". We discuss all the aspects that make this character great, along with all the gadgets, and of course the Bond Women. So join us for a Vodka Martini and a few laughs! Also Remember to pick up the new "Secret Identity" books! "Pow! Bam! Sell! the Guide to Comic Book Marketing" by Matt Herring and "Courting the King in Yellow" by Brian Letendre. Always remember recent episodes of the "Swass-Cast" are available in Video and Audio format on Itunes / Podomatic and you can always enjoy on You Tube!
To check out all the insanity just click the link below
As much as opening gifts and hanging out with the in-laws, our big Christmas tradition (at least for three of us) is the Doctor Who Christmas Special. Always a great time of fun, adventure and a few tears... except this year's.
This year we go back to Victorian England to find a young boy who has made a friend... a snowman. As an adult this man (played by the great Richard Grant) has now controlled the snow to do his bidding. That is the basic plot... no spoilers.
What is interesting about this episode is the state we find the Doctor in; ready to give in to his misery of losing Amy and Rory and no longer wanting help anyone. But along comes new companion Clara played by the lovely and quite charming Jenna-Luise Coleman who will look to change his solitary life.
So what can I say about Matt Smith except that he IS the Doctor. Every new episode cements his place as the best Doctor so far.
For the past bunch of years, the Doctor Who Christmas Special was a one off episode that may have had lose threads leading into and/or continuing into the next. This episode felt like more of a lead into the upcoming season that begins in April.
By no means a bad episode, but not what I was looking for or expecting. There was a lot of humor especially when Sontarian companion Strax (played by Dan Starkey) was involved. Hope this character hangs out a bit more.
So what did you think?
by Brian LeTendre
Well, color me embarrassed. Here we’ve had a fantastic comic-inspired TV show going on since early October, and I just checked it out last week. What I had assumed would just be another Smallville-like take on oliver Queen, turns out to be the anti-Smallville.
The pilot episode of Arrow wastes no time in setting the tone for the series. Ollie is coming back to civilization after being shipwrecked on an island for five years. Rather than come back and try to find himself, however, Oliver comes back with a mission. He made a promise to his dying father that he would be the savior of Starling City, by taking down the corrupt and evil people that had brought the city to the sad state it was in.
I really like Stephen Arnell as Oliver, and Katie Cassidy is great as Dinah Laurel Lance. It was also cool to the The Dresden Files’ Paul Blackthorne and Resident Evil’s Colin Salmon rounding out the supporting cast.
The show is well-paced, and the action is well done. The “villain of the week” setup might be cliched, but it’s executed well.
All in all, this show is progressing much faster than Smallville ever did, and I’m only a few episodes in. I can’t to catch up and jump on weekly for the rest of the season.