Commentary: Mortal Kombat Conquest - Undying Dream

It only took 8 episodes but Taja finally gets to do something in Mortal Kombat Conquest

INTRO
In each of us there burns the soul of a podcast in every generation, a few are chosen to prove it. Long ago that felt compelled to friends to watch the discuss every piece of Mortal Kombat media they can find. Now, Korean Neil must join forces to rewatch every episode of Mortal Kombat conquest in a new way. MK Podquest: Commentaries

Corey
Final Neal has to think about his entire life before he claps to sync a podcast

that's what the the extra five seconds were for. Something about the sentence "Dewie Cox needs to think about his entire life" is so funny

Neal
That movie's good! You've seen that movie? Right?

Corey
Yeah.

Neal
I haven't seen it since probably. I don't think I saw it in theaters. I'm pretty sure I rented it, you know, or illegally downloaded a DVD rip or one of those.

Corey
I watched it on UMD.

Neal
Yeah, Dewey Cox was funny when I saw it. And I remember, like, people hating it. Do you remember people hating that movie? Do peacocks? Yeah.

Corey
I don't remember people hating it. Probably because I was 10 when it came out. So Right. So I wasn't really like keeping up with criticism of movies.

Neal
You're just hardcore into it. Like you just loved it.

Corey
I mean, I remember thinking it was funny when I saw it the first time and I think I've seen it only twice, but it's got some good bits in it. I'll tell you that for free.

Neal
ou've seen Talladega Nights, obviously, being the chair of obviously racecar fan.

Corey
I watched NASCAR grown up I had to watch that.

Neal
I have never seen Talladega Nights.

Corey
Bro.

Neal
Never seen it

Corey
It's really funny. I mean, well, hold on. I'm gonna say as of my last viewing of it whenever that was I remember that being funny. I don't know how it's aged two or three weeks ago. Probably. Nope, not quite. I don't think I can even tell you what it was. But

Neal
you've seen Days of Thunder.

Corey
Actually, No.

Neal
Dude, you gotta see Days of Thunder.

Corey
Was that Tony Scott?

Neal
Yeah, Tony Scott. No, he didn't direct it. He might have.

Corey
You said that was such certainty that we're just like, nah.

Neal
Well, I

Neal
I know he did Top Gun, but I didn't know he did. Under also. Yeah, yeah, he did. No wonder it's also an amazing movie.

Corey
No I'm right, fuck you!

It's Top Gun with cars.

Neal
I have not seen the new top gun. No spoilers.

Corey
Oh my god. The new Top Gun is so fucking good.

Neal
That's all I've heard. I've heard it's really good. I haven't seen it yet. But I bring up Days of Thunder because when Talladega Nights came out, I was like, Hey, John C. Reilly. He was in Days of Thunder like that was my touchstone for John C. Reilly.

Corey
He's in Days of Thunder?

Neal
Yeah. Oh, yeah. He's He's Buck breath or 10 I'm looking at the IMDB I didn't just like pull that I didn't just know. John C. Riley's minor character from Days of Thunder. But uh, yeah,

Corey
he plays one of the tires.

Neal
He's He's He's the when they there's a scene where they have to do like a like change the tires out of like a pitstop, you know, and the jacket is broken, and he just gets under there and just bench presses the car up so they can change all the tires.

Corey
Yeah, instead of having a Jackman you just have John C. Reilly, just one of them.

Neal
Why do I feel like I might have accidentally said a joke from Talladega Nights as a days of thunders reference that feels like the kind of jokes that are in Talladega Nights?

Corey
Nobody deadlifts a car, or benchpresses a car

Neal
Yeah, not really a deadlift he'd be laying down. All right, well, that's I'm just curious. Okay, so you're not you're not a GTA guy.

Corey
Not really. No, no,

Neal
not a Greater Toronto Area guy. What about like, like a Saints Row,

Corey
less, less a Saints Row person

I found by the time they started thinking those games needed to be funny. I found that really annoying.

Neal
Yeah, man, I just Just let me get right into the shit. You have to spend like 45 minutes going through like on the rails tutorials and cutscenes and shit like that. Just let me play the fucking game. Let me get in the car and just like drive around

Corey
Also, I'm literally like 12 when this game comes out, and even I can only laugh at like a big dildo bat for so long.

Neal
There is a diminishing return on dildo bats for sure.

Corey
Dildo bat sounds like the name of like a really famous baseball player from the 1890s

Neal
Naked you know, bass jumping. Like that was a big thing. Sure. Also in the ATM in the saints Saints Row games, also a famous baseball player naked BASE jumper.

Corey
I bet you'll never guess what he did.

Neal
I got nothing you want to get into this episode?

Corey
Sure.

Neal
I mean, if you got more to say like about anything. How you been? We should just check in man. It's been a minute.

Corey
It's been a while.

Neal
You've had a rough, rough few weeks.

Corey
Yeah. I mean, it depends on how far back you want to go because like I had COVID for about 10 days. So that was at like the beginning of May. So it'd be really want to moan about that still kinda lame, right?

Neal
I mean, we we did two episodes since then. Since the beginning of May. You will? Yeah. Recording things together.

Corey
Yeah. Because then Well, I guess the next biggest thing was, I didn't have power for about a week. Yeah, on account of a deadly a terrible storm ripping through the place that I live. So that was just sort of a week I spent going to work and then going to a house with no amenities in a cage and occasionally going to my friend's houses. So I could like shower with warm water and charge a thing. So that was a fun week, man. And that also meant no podcasts at well, not entirely. It meant that it was very hard for us to do this.

Neal
Yes, since it's a remote situation here. Yeah,

Corey
they made another one had been a remote situation the entire time we had ever done it until about a week and a half ago, because I ended up going to Liam's house to watch the movie because I did not have internet at home, obviously. And then I have a recording setup that can run on batteries that I bought from actually Ben Meckler, and we brought it over to my house with no power and sat in our empty kitchen and did it in there.

Neal
That's rough dude. But I'm glad you're back. It was interesting. Well, it was a few that was a few rough weeks, preceded by what 21 years of rough weeks before that.

Corey
I'm a little older than that. But I guess the bad weeks probably didn't start until I was about three. So yeah, that's that's about

Neal
Glad you're doing okay, you got power. You got your health. Everything's coming up Cory, as they say,

Corey
everybody's been known to say that people go to the rafters of their local stadiums, and they chant it. And then they get mercilessly arrested by the law enforcement area, because people don't think that it's cool, but it is cool.

Neal
Because it's all taken place in GTA a reference to something that probably got cut out of the episode. Glad you're back to Yeah, you know, it's it's starting to feel like all those weeks, all that rough stuff happened in for you that getting to sit down and record a podcast with you is becoming kind of an undying dream.

Corey
It was beginning to think that you were sent to the cobalt mines. I don't know. Something bad.

Neal
Conquest episode eight undying dream. Should we just get right into it? Part of the commentary can be me talking about the people who made the show and everything. Sure. Are you all queued up?

Corey
Ah, yes, I did to change tabs, though.

Neal
Sure. Now, it's been a few weeks. So just as a reminder,

Corey
it's been a while. I'm gonna keep saying that.

Unknown Speaker
I say, "Round 8: 3 2 1 fight!" and hit play on "fight" that is for not just you, but the listeners at home. So you don't need to be like, Oh, I know. You've been through this every time.

Corey
We're going to tell Paul about commercial.

Neal
We're going to tell Paul about commercials. Just Paul, anyone else listening. You don't need to worry about it. solely for Paul.

Corey
Yeah, in fact, I want you to, I'm gonna give a five second warning, where I scream as loud as I can. And I want you to plug your ears. And then I will tell Paul about the commercial and then I'll scream again. And the second scream. You can unplug your ear so you don't hear the thing. That's just for Paul.

Neal
Yeah, exactly. I could I do have a noise like a bleep out button. I could just hold down. Well, at both. I think we'll just have we'll just go with the screaming thing.

Corey
Yeah, time to see If I have it in me to commit to that or not. We'll find out in about 10 minutes.

Neal
Now I feel like I need to explain this. Our North American digital and DVD releases have commercial bumpers in the episodes that seem to be missing from the Australian DVD releases that our friend Paul has. So we always say commercial Paul, when a commercial bumper pops up and commercials over Paul, when the commercial bumper returning to the episode happens, it's usually about two seconds of time and nobody cares leads me

Corey
If we say it enough times will summon him into where we are at out of Australia. But we're not totally sure,

Neal
right. It's like an out world portal situation. Like the rules are messy.

Corey
It's like a Beetlejuice portal situation.

Neal
Like it's easy for a lot of people to teleport out of Australia or into but for us, like we don't have the right crystal or whatever.

Corey
Yeah, i think it's a quartz.

Neal
I think that it is actually a quartz in the show. So maybe you have the right thing. We'll find out in this episode

Corey
quartz2 to the sequel to quartz.

Neal
That's this episode dude where that crystal comes back into play.

Corey
Oh, I know.

Neal
Amazon really needs to get their shit together with these fucking mobile apps.

Corey
I can't believe we're watching it on two different streaming sites that just feels hilarious.

Neal
Are you ready, Cory?

Corey
Yeah.

Neal
Are you ready listeners

Corey
(tiny voice) yeah

Neal
*uncontrollable laughter*

Corey
(tiny voice) yeah we are we're not far away we're just really small

Neal
Why did that get me?

I missed you man. All right. Round Eight fuck I got to start over because my screen shut off and I gotta get back into the come on guys

Corey
(tiny voice) we're getting kind of impatient. Derek already hit Play

Neal
All right

Corey
classic fucking Derrick

Neal
fucking Derrick Chill out dude oh eight so I can't do it honestly I've you know that this part has to

Round 8: 3,2,1 fight Jesus Christ I have like my eyes are

Corey
Hey that's where stood, right?

Neal
It's exactly where Sub-Zero stood, right? stood. I can't see straight

Corey
shits just too hilarious.

Neal
God dammit. Women be shopping Am I right?

Corey
That's what this show thinks.

Neal
Is this the first episode we see Taja in the blue polo?

Corey
Is this the first episode we see Taja first. It might be

Neal
what Taja's dad! who does not seem to be credited in the IMDB

Corey
this song is kind of sick. Is this is the only music that sounds like this weird feudal medieval shit. I think so. So lucky. Got a harpsichord.

Neal
Yeah, I don't think I've heard this in any other episodes, and it's got like

Corey
flutes.

Neal
Why is this man not credited?

Corey
It's Taja. That's why

Neal
it's just it's Palo Montalban with prosthetics. Aw, she found her daddy. So sweet.

Corey
Oh, fuck. Oh, no, her dad was in hell.

Neal
And he's taking her with him! pretty fucked, honestly. Intro my volume is a little loud in my ear. I gotta turn that down. Jesus Christ dude. So this episode was written by Carl Ellsworth-

Corey
Kung Lao! Sorry, I had to say that.

Neal
-who wrote the last house on the left remake, I believe.

Corey
I can't wait to eventually do that they made it otherwise it'd be insufferable about the connection.

Neal
And the Red Dawn remake. And okay, Xena Warrior Princess Princess. This must have been the episode I talked about Cleopatra. 2525 on he wrote for those. And Buffy the Vampire Slayer a Halloween episode. That was a good one, if I remember correctly. And Days of Thunder was directed by Tony Scott. close that tab.

Corey
Glad we covered that one off again. Why is the framerate on this so bad?

Neal
That was the CGI rendering. It's like,

Corey
this looks like an early CD ROM.

Neal
It's like when you're playing the Danger Girl PlayStation One game and you get to those quick time events and it runs so slow. You fail them every time even though On actual hardware, not like emulation.

Corey
Yes just like that. It's like playing the ps1 game based on the hit television show VIP.

Neal
Yes, it's just like that. I need to get a copy of that. Anyway Taja's in the cobalt mines and Vorpax is here

Corey
it's something funny about Vorpax saying that didn't take long at all like "you dumb ass I can't believe,what you love your dead Dad." Like, imagine loving your dead dad

Neal
You're such a mark for your dead dad.

Corey
Doing the big L on your forehead just like 'loser loves her dad.'

Neal
And then her dad just ran off or whoever that was we don't know for sure it was her dad.

Corey
I was gonna make a joke, but I realized we don't know what his last name is. We don't just say it was like Jeff Taja but like the last name instead. But I was like ah I don't have a joke for that

Neal
maybe Taja is her last name.

Corey
DAAAMN! Fucking got her ass

Neal
Jesus christ, wow.

Corey
Oh, I gotta make clear that wasn't about a commercial. I wish it was just the line. Don't worry about that. Yeah, it'll sound different but it's the commercial.

Neal
Yes, it well. Yeah, that was not the commercial. Yeah. Oh,

Corey
"Why are you looking for a job?" so good?

Neal
Unbelievable line both that whole exchange was, you know, a little wild honestly. So Shang Tsung's got Taja here to bait Kung Lao into coming to the cobalt mines,

Corey
which will succeed because that's the only thing that has ever happened to KungLao ever.

Neal
Yeah. Was this the start of... no this clearly was not the start of him getting baited into some dumb shit, right? Yeah,

Corey
certainly not. Uh, it is the first time somebody has gone to Outworld other than the people who were already there?

Neal
I think so you're right. Yeah, well it's Jola. I mean, Jola went yeah, but like, Yeah, as far as our heroes going into Outworld, not so much. This episode was directed by Rick Jacobson, who directed some Ash vs. Evil Dead. Which is a good show. Some Xena's, hey some Cleopatra 2525. And this also must have been when we first brought up Baywatch nights because he directed a couple of those. And what the fuck is Bloodfist VIII: Trained to Kill?

Corey
Bloodfist eight?

Neal
Bloodfist eight trained to kill?

Corey
I've Googled Bloodfist seven just to see if that helps clarify anything. Stars Don 'The Dragon' Wilson

Neal
Yep. As Rick Cowen

Corey
Bloodfist VII: Man Hunt. A former Special Forces agent Don 'The Dragon' Wilson finds himself embroiled in police corruption and accused of murder.

Neal
There's eight of these at least.

Corey
A teen John Patrick white learns his nerdy math teacher father Don 'The Dragon' Wilson is an ex CIA operative hot advice. I'm sorry that song was also cool sounding.

Neal
Oh shit. It's burly prisoner. Dude.

Corey
Why has this episode been the only one with like, distinct music from the rest of

Neal
Jonathan Sloate was in a mood when he scored this one. Like this. This is okay. Okay. Zhu Zin...

Corey
this the first song I had like, like fake pan flute. And this is like the Chemical Brothers.

Neal
Yeah, he's like, Yeah, Jonathan Sloate, like, got a new synthesizer. Or like a new keyboard. He got like a new Casio and he was like, I'm gonna I'm gonna

Corey
use all the settings on this.He's like "I can't wait to set this to, like, Casanova."

Neal
"I have to justify the purchase because I billed it to the production."

Corey
I think the portal sounds are coming from inside the house.

Neal
Oh shit. They haven't even like... they didn't even know that Taja didn't make it home. This is the one where they are just terrible friends.

Corey
Oh fuck, I forgot about this. Oh, no, it can't be real. It is Kung Lao just instantly is like "this is bullshit" Shang Tsung you don't have to to talk like that. You could just talk normally,

Neal
What if he tried to do a Taja voice? He was Bruce Locke trying to sound like

Corey
(high voice) "Hey guys."

Neal
(high voice) "It's me. Shang Tsung has me!"

Corey
(high voice) "the world's biggest fan ot Mortal Podkast, er I mean MK Podquest is here!"

Neal
Yeah, well, maybe we don't promote the other show that people confuse with our show all the time. The names aren't even similar. Not really

Corey
Can I just say really quick? This is This is fucking insane. Like this level of cons. Caution. That from Kung Lao is kind of insane. Because he's like, look, she wakes up early. Am I right? Yeah. Like this is he knows what she looks like probably. He's right.

Neal
But what an absurd because he gave him like a time to go to the portal right?

Corey
Yeah. After school!

Neal
For Kung Lao to be like, "no, he's clearly pretending he took her so that I'll go there in hours, leaving me a window of time to actually find that she's not already there." Like that's a terrible, terrible strategizing. Kung Lao, you've got a lot to learn still, buddy.

Corey
Okay, let's split up and look for clues.

Neal
Yes, this is one where they find clues that lead absolutely fucking nowhere

Corey
skeleton wall! Yeah, this music is so fucking sick.

Neal
It's good. It's really good. I really wish they'd released a soundtrack like a score. They released like no shortage of other Mortal Kombat albums.

Okay, so this is David L. Horner credited as burly prisoner

Corey
who could forget

Neal
he's got full We're credits. Thunder in paradise that show with Hulk Hogan and that I think, filmed in Tampa.

Corey
It's a ball Koolau Shut up.

Neal
the bola ball. This is the bola ball. This is where we get to get introduced to the seedy underworld of street gambling in Zhu Zin.

Corey
I know you're doing credits but just really quick, this episode very simply beomes very stylistically distinct from the rest of them in a way that I really like.

Neal
it the way it cuts back and forth between

Corey
well and like even just musically and also just being in the cobalt mines like long term. And man just it's like we're gonna throw all this at the wall and just see how it goes. And Taja gets the fight and not instantly lose.

Neal
Sure, yeah, she's kicking some ass. But this guy's so burly, though.

Corey
He's such a burly prisoner.

Neal
Bam, right in the fucking face. And the dick too. She kicked him in the dick. This guy was also in Sheena, and Mortal Kombat conquest as burly prisoner in this episode. That's all I got on. David Horner.

Corey
These are some good kicks. You'd think he'd start moving from side to side maybe to avoid the kicks.

Neal
Oh, he's too he can't he's too burly

Corey
simply too burly

Neal
he seems like if like he would be an extra on like Sons of Anarchy or something you know

so she did like a Sonya style lead grab a minute ago

Corey
Yeah,

Neal
yeah. So you know me I'm I don't remember where I ended up on the theory and if she was like an early Blade- Hey! Vorpax!

Corey
Are we like 14 seconds behind each other? You really waited there to do the "Hey! Vorpax!"

Neal
Yeah, we're a little bit off.

Corey
Commercial's back!.

Neal
We're like, we're like three seconds off.

Corey
How did that happen?

Neal
I don't know. Dude,

Corey
this is gonna be fun and interesting.

Neal
I don't even remember what I was saying.

Corey
Anyway, I go ahead.

Neal
I was theorizing if if Taja is like an ancestor of Sonya Blade or Johnny Cage, and I think I landed on Johnny Cage, probably.

Corey
I think we did.

Neal
Yeah, that's all just trying to remember.

Corey
I do like that this is also an additional moment of being able to acknowledge that Vorpax is really just here to do whatever helps Vorpax. Yeah, but also just that like, as we're hearing there's a reason for it like that. It just actually fucking sucks. And yeah, it helps reinforce that, like Vorpax is the sympathetic one.

Neal
Sure, yeah. And the best character in the show

Corey
and the best character, the one with

the most nuance and the one who's having fun with a shovel.

Neal
So, here's my thing, Corey on my video that I'm watching on Amazon Prime. Thank you, Jeff Bezos, you son of a bitch. I think my video is a couple seconds behind yours and my audio is a couple seconds behind my video.

Corey
How?

Neal
It got unsynced somehow

Corey
Okay it's been too long since we've done a podcast. We're gonna roll with it, man.

Neal
Oh, we have to

Corey
we have to we have to.

Neal
Yeah. I remember when we covered this just discussion wise, we did all the Taja stuff and all the Kung Lao stuff separately. So her dad makes... her dad makes bola balls?

Corey
it's her favorite golden ball. What? imagine saying "sort of" and just being... like, why are you making this conversation more confusing for this person than it needs to be?

Neal
How have they lived inZhu Zin, where the the manufacturer of the bola balls is, and the merchant is always in the market, and their friend always goes to this merchant in the market, And they're like, "What the fuck is this game?"

Corey
it is weird that they don't know what this is. It's almost nonsense that they don't know what this is.

Neal
Sure. I mean, Siro knew the Black Dragon. He knew the Lun Kuei, but 'bola ball'? Are you fucking kidding me?

Corey
And she definitely has a point because it's funny how this is the episode where they're like, oh, yeah, we're bad friends. But it's that thing where it's just like, yeah, you're telling me that you didn't know like, what your friend does when she has free time. Like, yeah, or that you went and asked around about where she was. And the answer that you got was from nobody who knew that she was out here fucking gaming.

I fucking forgot about fucking walk you to hear a guy

Neal
"What are you gonna do eeeeyy Oh, ah, you are you guys cops? You gotta tell me you's is cops"

Corey
"legally have to tell me if you're a cop" I do I do kinda like that. This dude is like being sarcastic by way of being like, if not protective at least like the appropriate kind of disinterested in what Taja may or may not be doing. God This dude is so funny.

Neal
"They found him dead in a river" This guy is good.

Corey
This guy to say like hey, it's me, beefcake man,

Neal
Stefan play by James Hyde

Corey
also, wouldn't he know where she lives and that she lives with two dudes that are these dudes.

Neal
So I don't think that this guy knows Taja all that. Well, I think he's talking shit, you know?

Corey
Right.

Neal
You know, like he's trying to like, be the dominant man. In the conversation.

Corey
Yeah, the titular dominant man.

Neal
We all have that friend who like acts like they're more 'with' a person than they actually are.

Corey
Yeah

Neal
And if you don't have that friend, you are that friend/

Corey
You wouldn't know her, She goes to a different school in the United States of America.

Neal
Is that what you guys would do? Was that the joke there? You wouldn't know her. She lives in the States.

Corey
I'm sure we did that. Yeah.

Neal
cuz you probably couldn't do that you wouldn't know or she lives in Canada.

Corey
No, but I did make that joke the other day just in real life. I feel like it's funnier to do it that way to be completely honest.

Neal
It is funny.

Corey
You wouldn't know her. She lives where we live.

Neal
So James Hyde, who plays Stefan, the man we just spoke abou-

Corey
Iconic World's Greatest shot of Shang Tsung. Sorry.

Neal
Here he is eating his bowl of lizards. Yeah. Several seconds behind your Shang Tsung eatin' lizards.

Corey
Was yours happening after mine?

Neal
I think so. Yeah. As far as I can tell. It doesn't matter. It's all fine. Within like five seconds.

Stefan.was on an episode of Sex in the City like a season one episode that's all I got. Oh, and he was on passions for 250 episodes. it's a lot of episodes.

gross

Corey
Yeah, being able to see Vorpax play all the angles here is just great. And it also shows how fucking terrible all of these dudes

Neal
Yeah, it's consistent too because we've only ever seen her interacting with Shang song so her all her Shang song interactions are like the same. Right? But then we're seeing the truth when she's like interacting with Taja

Corey
Yes, Siro, we knew that part. "Shang Tsung?" Yeah, man. Yes. That was the whole problem.

Neal
Like how? "Where have I heard that name before?"

Corey
Hey, she's my friend too fuck you.

Neal
Yeah. I'm obsessed that there's eightBloodfist movies, dude.

Corey
Yeah, of course there are.

Neal
There's a Bloodfist collection.

Corey
Yeah, what else would there be?

Neal
Can we can we watch one of these?

Corey
Hold on how many these came out in 1995? That's the thing that's getting me.

So far the answer is 6,7...6 and seven came out in 1995

Neal
They film back to back like the Lord of the Rings sequels probably

Corey
hold on Bloodfist five doesn't have Don 'The Dragon' Wilson.

Wait no it does but he's not listed in the main cast on Google.

Neal
Boo.

Is Bloodfist five Tokyo Drift?

Corey
Bloodfist five is called human target. Bloodfist six is ground zero.

Neal
Bloodfist four: die trying

Corey
Bloodfist three is forced to fight. Bloodfist four die trying

Neal
Die Trying.

Corey
Bloodfist Four: We Lost

Neal
Gary Daniels is in one of these. Oh he's Kano and Mortal Kombat X Generations Yeah. And other stuff

Corey
Yeah, what other choice did she have though? Think about this?

Neal
Right yeah Taja really needs to examine her privilege as a as a street urchin

Corey
and then you'll find a shovel and you'll do some shit.

Neal
Yeah Does this make Vorpax a shovel night? Hey yo!

Corey
Oh yeah,

Neal
there she is

Corey
finally.

Neal
The famous... Kung Lao's sidepiece.

Corey
"Sorry to bother you. I need the shit I left at your fucking house. I know it's really late. I didn't call or nothing, but like it's literally life and death. And I'm not trying to fuck right now. Definitely not seriously please don't even think that I am."

Neal
"This is the only time I'm not." such a weird Do I have a credit for her? Hold on.

Corey
How did the cobalt mines get bigger than some realms?

Neal
Must be some small realms. Oh shit dude. Colin Douglas was bola guy. That was our "ey I'm walkin' here!' guy. C

atch him on an episode of Agents of SHIELD. And sorry, three episodes of agents Agents of SHIELD and he was in a True Blood but

I believe Garcia hide Su Ling I can't tell they're their photos are not on IMDb. But I believe she is Kung Lao's lady in the city. She was also on VIP as a foam waitress. I have to watch that episode to confirm

Corey
Yeah, Vorpax Why would you have?

Neal
You've never talked. You've never met before.

Corey
This is the first time this just isn't a thing that would have happened.

Neal
Like "I follow you on Facebook, but you never post about these things. I had no idea"

Corey
It does sort of feel like the show is making up for like, 'man, we don't let Taja do shit.'

Neal
Right. Let's give her a backstory finally. About how her whole family went missing. And she has no idea what happened to them

I do like to this sort of connects to the idea set up in the black dragon episode about the black dragon selling mortals

Corey
we also that it's 100 levels. Like, "He could be anywherer on these 100 levels."

Neal
Dante's Inferno right?

Corey
Yeah, or u, hu

Neal
they should have called it Taja's infernal, er, Inferno.

Corey
I was gonna make a joke about fuck I don't nevermind. I can't remember what the thing is called

Neal
They've got a lot of crystals in that box dude.

Yeah, some of them are just for like fun.

Do you think she got them from like Omegis or Kiri and Ankha's place?

Corey
I like it was like she's like you definitely have time to you know like stick around and do some shit right? And he's like, No, I have to like I know I'd be really annoying but it's literally life and death right now I gotta fucking right bled dude

Neal
she's like :I'll let you do that thing you've been wanting to do" right?

Corey
borrow your crystals

Neal
this does make up for the fact that Taja was not in the last episode at all.

Corey
It does it also just it does just it does still ring a little bit of compensation though.

Neal
Right we're still spending a lot of time with the boys although it's not making them look good. It's making them look like fools

They should really have like N95 masks if they're working in a mine at least right?

Corey
probably something like that.

Neal
Yeah, the air quality is not good. Maybe get a few canaries down there. You know

so that they know I do love seeing so much of the Cobalt Mines

Corey
This just looks like a haunted house and this music just makes it sound like a haunted house.

Neal
It does, the sets rule. the whole show should take place down here as far as I'm concerned

Corey
the whole show should sound like a haunted house.

Neal
It should we're not going to get that until

Corey
like we'll get this shot and tell me this is not just the haunted house

Neal
100% It is. This is more of a scary spooky episode than the spooky episode The Halloween special

Alright, Cory I got a question for you

Corey
like a trivia question or

yeah kind of

Neal
Um, why did they call it oven?

Corey
Yeah

Neal
when you have in cold food

Corey
of hot eat the food

Neal
yeah

Corey
yeah. I can't believe it remember the words.

I like how Vorpax like barely sold that like the "oh no where I was I was I was I found her"

she she she makes that call like a split second before like,he comes around the corner completely

Neal
sure. I'm wondering if like she should have just told Taja like "hey, this is a secret if we bump into Shang Tsung I'm gonna have to like not be cooperative with you. But I'll get you out" you know like I don't know if Taja would believe her but

portal time

Corey
"where have you been?" What does he say that like Joe Biden,

Neal
bro you said it is the exact same time as he did on my audio that's nuts that's not that's how the listeners are gonna hear it

Uh oh, bew-bew-bew-bew portal time right? now just why?...

Kung Lao misses the point right

like he should always take backup because if he dies Earthrealm is fucked you know he's always trying to like leave everybody at home to protect

Corey
sorry we were just going into Tron

Neal
Oh, was that a commercial break?

Corey
I think there was Sorry Paul. This whole one is fucked.

Neal
Yeah, it's fine. It'll work out I'm not fixing anything in editing either it's just going out

Taja
I can't explain it. I saw my father here

Vorpax
now we have all three of them and all so easily

Neal
what an easy like

Corey
how was Shang Tsung like "this too easy." What's your plan? It's like you just wrapped me in another realm.

Neal
This is the most successful of shanks on plan has been so far you know like it worked

Shang and Kung Lao
on making demands come out but you still lose checks you can't kill me rest assured Commonweal there are plenty of prisoners here.

Neal
Oh snap.

Corey
Imagine thinking that you found a guy who could kill Kung Lao better than you could.

Neal
And Jake who's been imprisoned in the cobalt mines I mean, that was kind of the setup of the show. Right that there was an army of warriors in the cobalt mines that they could send to kill can wow I like that we see the dudes in the red like Red Hat's from the movie as the Outworld guards that's pretty sick

That's a good shot that overhead like shot of when Siro was walking past everyone like that was good shot. This fight I remember being really good to

Corey
this fucking song again.

Neal
Yeah, man

Corey
all of this music

Neal
this is like like everything like Jonathan Sloat leveled up between doing this the score for Defenders of the Realm into this like he got twice as good

yeah, this fight rules but I think this fighter is going to do the thing that they always do that makes them lose when they're winning, which is stop fighting the way they've been fighting and find a different way you know

Bro that headbutt Did you see that

Corey
i How can I miss it?

Neal
Diving flying headbutt. This is just like straight up monkey style kung fu right here yeah, so now he's changing up his moves to fight with swords and he's gonna start losing

Corey
Shang Tsung's like "I've got three other guys"

Neal
flawless victory according to the rules of these movies and TV shows

Corey
that guy was actually holding three swords

Neal
"a taste of things to come" right and classic Shang song line

trying to see that if that fighter I can't tell which one was him listed and stunts. Stunt fighter Sultan udon is in this episode we knew that he's in like all of them from now on

Taja runs off. annoying. and now Shang tsung's ot the crystals dude

Corey
crazy that we just had that lying around

Neal
This is like the only bit of like real continuity in these early episodes of something from a previous episode coming back. For those who don't remember this crystal was the one that subzero and the linkway were after in like episode three. Which maybe that's why they opened with that shot of where subzero was standing in that episode dude. Right,

Corey
right.

Neal
Yeah.

Corey
The skeleton wall!

Neal
Yeah, dude, it's such a good special effect. I wish there was more shit like this in the show. I can't stress it enough, man. Like this stuff is rad. And then there's gonna be that scene where she's like walking through like the hanging bodies and stuff. Which might be right now.

Corey
Again, extreme haunted house vibes, but in a way that's like yes, this is like what if Jungle Run was haunted.

Neal
What if jungle Jungle Run was haunted by the ghosts of disappointed children

Corey
No, they all died in there. If you didn't make it out of there like the puzzle room at the end you just died.

Neal
Okay, game over. Sorry kid. Yeah, this is tight dude. This is like some real Mortal Kombat shit

Corey
Vorpax is just here again!

Neal
She's everywhere man. touches like half assed pinching her nose.

Corey
Yeah, not even really she's we're just like bracing for some kinda

Neal
Well, I guess they're not so they're not dead yet they're dying so she's just like waiting for the like as soon as they die they're gonna

Corey
Ah! one of them's dead the rest of them still have skin but this one's

Neal
gross was that a worm calling through his mouth? that was tight

she's getting... Vorpax is getting kind of like angry

Corey
like why don't you trust me? Why don't you trust myself interested trust in you?

Neal
because you've been back and you're... like that Katy Perry song you're hot then you're cold etc right?

Corey
It's just like that

Neal
Vorpax changes her mind like a girl changes clothes. Ey-yoooo

Corey
"the souls of the ...is mine" it's his iconic phrase

Neal
You're reading of the exact fucking time it's coming up on mine.

Corey
I sound like a fucking genius.

Neal
You've done it a few times.

Corey
They waited weirdly A long time to grab the cage and then Shang Tsung looks at them like "Yeah fucking dumbass did you not see cage appear from the sky?"

Commercial

Neal
"You also stood still while I made it which was dumb" commercial.

Oh my God

still going on for me. Now okay. Alright, it's over now

Corey
This is not good

Neal
it's fine again it's gonna be synced up you know with the audio on my side. You're the one you're the one who looks like an insane person

Corey
not right now I don't.

Oh, gee, Siro, I don't know how could a dead father be here? I don't know!

Neal
you sound like the bola guy what's going on

Corey
I'm Walkin Here!

Neal
Kyle watt as mob leader voice was there a mob was he like, oh, he must have been the guy running around going like they're over here. Look over there. Right.

Corey
Right.

Neal
Yeah. He was in Carlitos way. He's in Mortal Kombat 11. Also as mob Leader What the fuck, that's

Corey
awesome. So he should get out of Carlitos way maybe he's trying to get

Neal
What going on?

Mortal Kombat legacy mob leader of Mortal Kombat.

Corey
She said Shang Tsung's Area! She said that thing.

Oh, they just heard it on my end.

Just past the torture chamber, you'll see Shang Tsung's Area!

Neal
bro, what is going on?

This guy

Kyle Wyatt, mob leader in this episode of Mortal Kombat conquest is credited as mob leader. In every Mortal Kombat thing.

Corey
That's awesome.

Neal
Is he the guy who's like yells Mortal Kombat in the Mortal Kombat? Yeah. Genesis commercial one and two mortal Monday commercial. He's the guy who says Mortal Kombat. Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe Mortal Kombat rebirth legacy every single fucking...

that's that's crazy. I have to send you this guy's IMDB. Now I have to Google the fuck out of this guy. He was also in Carlitos way. Let's not let's not forget that.

Corey
And unsolved mysteries and America's Funniest People. The Legends battle of the realms mob leader.

Neal
The Mortal Kombat scream that is used in all games, videos, DVDs, movie soundtracks, and even the techno song is is him. And that landed him an extra role in Carlitos way alongside Al Pacino.

Corey
Does he yell Mortal Kombat at Al Pacino?

Neal
It's been a while since I've seen Carlitos way but I'm pretty sure he does

Corey
she's on her own side Taja figured it out see

Neal
oh yeah, there she just told us she works for herself. She's like why do they call it oven...

Corey
Vorpax is like this no longer benefits me

Neal
No, no, she's got a better plan

Corey
No, no but the way that she was trying to play it was like

Neal
right well she she wants

to she needs them to play along I guess

Corey
yeah

Neal
I just love that there's just tools laying around to break out of stone cages

Corey
dude, I kicked so fucking hard!

Neal
kill Bruce lock looks really good as Shang Tsung. I don't think I've said it enough during these commentaries

more fights. Have I made the bold claim that I prefer Bruce Locke over Cary Tagawa?

Corey
you definitely have okay, I don't think that's that outlandish a thing to say

Neal
saying we just I think it ultimately comes down to just spending so much more time with Bruce Locke in the role, you know?

Corey
Oh a hundred percent.

Neal
Yeah.

Corey
And also he's good.

Neal
He's also really fucking good.

Corey
It goes both ways.

Neal
Yeah. him Oh, classic Kung Lao split jump kick. We'd love to see it.

Corey
We'd love to have seen it. Seconds prior.

Neal
I can't believe I have I just learned about Kyle Wyatt. I'm such a fake fan.

Corey
I'm sure a lot of people don't know about Kyle Wyatt.

Neal
Sure. Now, everybody knows. I am not seeing JJ Perry on here. Christopher Lepps has to be doubling Paolo Montalban in these fights.

He was in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies and the Mandalorian and some Walking Dead's. I don't see anyone credited for Taja's Stand in and I think that might have been Kristanna Loken doing most of that.

Corey
The music again. It's good for what it's worth.

I just think it's funny.

Neal
I know. I know.

Okay. Dana Hee is credited for stunts. So she must have been doing Taja's fights. Everyone knows you love the music. The music is very, very good.

Corey
But it's just funny how like, this episode is just so hardcore about it.

Neal
I know. And we're never going to really get to it again. We got to maybe we just didn't pay enough attention the first time. Ah, oh. Taja got that crystal.

Corey
Also, Paolo Montalban just sounding genuinely excited.

Neal
Yeah. He's like, now I can go I have an excuse to go back to see my lady.

Corey
Now with this disco ball

Neal
she really wants to stay. I'm glad that they fucking got her

Oh have we seen Vorpax like secretly working for Shao Kahn yet? Or is that or is that what's about to happen?

Corey
It's what's about to happen.

Neal
Okay, spoiler alert. Everybody.

Corey
Commercial, Paul.

Neal
Commercial Paul.

Corey
Commercials over Paul.

Neal
Hold on, Paul. It's not over yet. Now.

Corey
Taja has changed shirt colors. If we want to write that list.

Neal
Her her lavender or Polo? Would you call that lavender?

Corey
lilac color? Lilac?

Neal
Shirtless Siro. Nobody's nobody's gonna complain about that.

Corey
Nope. No SIr.

Neal
Daniel Bernhardt come on the show, please.

Corey
Yeah, dude, shit.

Neal
We won't make it weird.

Corey
It's a guarantee

Neal
this Oh god this sets up another thing that they never fucking follow up on, do they? Because the show got cancelled after one season unjustly and unfairly.

Corey
They should just bring it back now.

Neal
They should everyone still looks good. Right? It makes sense that they could set it years later. Thematically, it'll work for the storyline.

Corey
Or just don't set it years later I don't care. I don't give a fuck.

Neal
They're like everyone's everyone's back from being killed at the end of this one. But like, clearly they're older. Right? But that's what's gonna happen. People are gonna age

Corey
getting a legacy sequel.

Neal
introduce a new gang of Kombat Krew members.

Corey
It's your dad. He's in the bag.

Neal
It's just a finger. It's your dad's finger

but they never picked this platter up ever again.

Corey
No.

Neal
Do you think it was like a gift from Vorpax?

Corey
Can Vorpax send , like, Inter-realm mail?

Neal
maybe the slave trader. she's like here take this back. I'll give you a sack of lizards.

Corey
Ew

What's what they eat in the cobalt mine

Ew

episode over.

It's mine's been over. Catch up.

Neal
What mine's... the credits are running

Corey
this is going to be fascinating.

Neal
Relax.

Corey
I'm not relaxed.

Neal
What do you think about this one?

Corey
This one's good, man. This one's great.

Neal
This is a good episode. I like this One it's fun.

Corey
It gives us significantly more nuanced to characters that up to this point have basically not had any. So that's always fun. Like let;s really get in there, let's build you know?

Neal
we got to hang out with Taja a lot we learned a lot about Vorpax, learned a lot about both of them. Two kind of underdeveloped characters in the series so far. Yeah. And we know a lot more about both of them

Corey
and it looks like a haunted house and it has a hilariously good soundtrack.

Neal
Really, really goodsoundtrack. This one I'm gonna give it eight out of eight air horns.

Corey
I was gonna... wasn't sure if air horns were gonna play or not

Neal
Oh, yeah, I have that technology don't I?

*airhorns sfx*

That was six to eight that was only that was only seven so let me get one more.

*airhorns sfx*

Seven and a half got seven and a half air horns. What do you score it on a scale of six to eight air horns? Cory I'm bringing it back.

Corey
I'll make it seven just so you can hit it once.

Neal
Okay *airhorns sfx*

suprisedyou didn't go six to make me try to cut it off early. All right, we did it another commentary in the bag next week. What are we doing? Do you want to do want to do a time to start Battlewave Do you think?

Corey
oh yeah, um sure why not?

Neal
I think it's time to start Mortal Kombat Battlewave man

Corey
Battlewaaave

Neal
Yeah, I'm gonna double check the order the reading order you know because the way they released those comics was just buck wild and insane.

Corey
Yeah. On brand as on brand is ever

Neal
yeah, like I think the one shots like the baraka, Kung Lao and Katana Mileena one shots are kind of interspersed in battle wave, but I think I think it just makes sense to hold off on those until the end, personally, right. So I think we're just gonna go the first half of battle wave issues one through three next episode.

And I've got a befrienders of the realm with Josh from the Kombat Time podcast that is either coming out right before this episode or right after it. I haven't decided yet.

Corey
Listener you'll know

Neal
that's going to be some bonus content in the feed. And then we'll be jumping into Mortal Kombat comic books, which I'm I'm excited for. I'm really hoping it's a return to the blood and thunder era versus the Special Forces era.

Corey
The blunder era,

Neal
right? All righty, but let's get out of here, guys. Why have I ever once said All righty before?

Corey
Alrighty folks, Let's get on. Let's skedaddle out of these bad boys

Neal
Okily Dokily. God dammit

Corey
Zoinks!

Neal
We gotta we gotta we gotta figure our shit out. And by 'we' I mean 'me', Cory, what do you got going on

Corey
other podcasts theoretically, as soon as I'm able to do them, which is really only sort of coming up again now. 'They Made Another One' podcast sequals movies, remakes and stuff. Liam and Mitch, do it with us with me. Neal's on it sometimes. So sometimes it's with us.

It's been a while

It has bbeen a while but we'll get there. That's @theymadeanotheron Twitter and 'They Made Another One' in your podcast services. We're also getting back to my f1 podcast, which was even harder to try to schedule than before the virus and mother nature intervened. So Strat2 we'll have episodes eventually I'll probably plug it with a little bit more enthusiasm when they're up so there's new stuff to go listen to but um, and you can follow me on Twitter@mrcoreyprice

Neal
Nice. You can follow me on Twitter.

Corey
So I should probably I should probably have a scream once and it really does give me I didn't do it.

Neal
Give me a give me a scream. I'll add it in in post.

Corey
Okay, just randomly. Want me to be like a funny scream?

Neal
Well, what I'm saying is I'll paste it over the commercial break right

Corey
what kind of Scream should I do? It's dealer's choice money high pitch scream Yeah. And like a like a normal one

Neal
give me a high pitch one for going into the commercial and then a normal one for commercial right

Corey
back over the mic. Probably. This is gonna be so embarrassing such an embarrassing thing to do.

Neal
It's all staying in the episodes anyone come through

Corey
it's still peaked pretty hard even though I rolled away okay, um yeah do quieter ones so embarrassing ah was that it? Was that the screen was funnier? Okay. The other ones like significantly.

Neal
Mr. Corey price on Twitter. They made another one in your podcast that you can find me I think I've said it already on Twitter @FinalNeal. Instagram @FinalNealRetro. Follow the podcast, Twitter and Instagram @MKPodquest. MKpodquest.com. Go to our website, find the links to services, merch store, ways to support the show, YouTube channel, et cetera. We'll be back next week for Mortal Kombat and blood and thunder. Nope, we'll be back next week for Mortal Kombat Battlewave issues one through three. It starts off insanely just so you know, Cory,

Corey
We're doing three? shit. Okay,

Neal
issues one through three.

Corey
Okay

Neal
the way we've done the other ones

Corey
I thought we did 2..nevermind. I'm an idiot

Neal
That's alright man.

Corey
I'm sorry.

Neal
We'll figure it out. We'll figure this out. We'll get back in our groove. I for instance, have been drinking a coke with coffee zero sugar this entire time and didn't even bring it up until the end of the episode.

Corey
It's not funny. Like we need funny drinks the man it's

Neal
so nice to send us that Coca Cola pixel.

Corey
Yeah, cuz we've decided we don't have it in us to buy it.

Neal
Now we're not doing that. Are you kidding me? It's like $18 for two cans. Fuck that.

Corey
Yeah, that's where we draw the line.

Neal
We'll talk about it next time.

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