In each of us there burns the soul of a podcaster. In every generation, a few are chosen to prove it. Long ago that fade compelled two friends to watch the discuss every piece of Mortal Kombat and media they could find.
Now, Corey and Neal must join forces to rewatch every episode of Mortal Kombat conquest in a new way - MK Podquest: Commentaries
Should we clap? You're ready to clap.
Oh, yeah. Also, time.is says My time is exact
DUDE ME TOO Holy shit!
Holy shit. It's not that day of anything. Oh, this is the day of exact time you mother taking a photo on this day in the history. Jimmy Carter. What did he do? Just changed? Happy Birthday Tom Cruise, I guess. Tom Cruise is at the f1 races. Happy birthday, Sebastian Vettel. f1. Guy. It's also his birthday. Oh, you sent a screenshot.
I wanted to I wanted to
all the imdb links
Unknown Speaker 1:13
All the IMDB links Yeah, man.
That's real professional.
Exactly. exact time. Maybe for the first time ever?
I don't know.
Yeah, I've What's weird is we have different you know how it says the difference from time that is was number
our numbers are different.
but the time is still exact
time is exact. Man. Time is a flat circle something something something
THE FUCK IS? No, not saying the name out loud of a person in a different Discord server.
Yeah, wouldn't do that. Yeah, seems ill advised
Not doing that. Alright,
just gonna back away from that one for a moment. Do you want to hear the thing that I said that I needed to start another podcast with? It's not the first thing you'd hear. But it's the first point that I wanted to make.
Let's hear it.
I just yelled Vamos really loud
it definitely cut out.
It's what I did on the other show, I actually rolled back away from my mic as to not blast everybody. Didn't want to blast you. But um, yeah, I just yelled Vamos. Really, Really, really loud.
Nice. Whose that?
Who is that? That isn't anybody but Carlos Sainz when his first f1 race baby.
Oh, yeah. And that's wrong button.
Yeah. No, that was an engine sound. That was good.
That works. You knowwhat? We're going into the fast Cory corner. Yeah.
That was really cool. I'm a big fan of that guy. Love that dude, he had the second longest streak in the history of the sport of not winning a race
He came- but he came in second a not insignificant amount. So that's finally over. broke that. got the monkey off his back. Is he I mean, I'll plug the podcast I did about this later.
But is he on my fantasy f1 team?
I don't believe that he is. And also I will say that the guy that I said that you should use unfortunately did not finish this.
Bummer. Oh, well
granted, the race had six drivers not finished. That was kind of exceptional circumstances.
Just like everybody's favorite beastly boys.
Yeah, but you also left a bunch of money on the table with that team. You got to like recalibrate.
You know who else was at the race actually?
Besides Tom Cruise? And the beastie boys.
And The drivers,
the remaining busy boys.
Yeah, Keanu. Reeves
Keanu Reeves was at the f1 race.
Yeah, it was vibing.
Tight did you see him? Did you shake hands, you talk to him?
Yeah, I flew overseas to go to the race. And then I flew back for this.
I wish I had that kind of money. You seri- are you kidding me?
You should, uh, have- now I know you've been to a track.
Yeah. I actually they raced very recently at that track. I just didn't have tickets to go in indy cars about to do their race in Toronto, but I also don't have tickets for that. Now, I've physically been to Daytona, but there wasn't a race happening at the time.
What a waste of a trip then.
Nah. It was cool.
It was pretty cool. I'm sure it was cool.
Yeah. It was pretty cool. Yeah, I mean, I would do a live MK podquest at the Daytona 500. If that's what you're
the Daytona 500. Yeah, during the race, you just hear-
Cory What's the fastest desert?
Um, I don't know.
I don't like that. Are you taking notes at all? I don't like that.
What's- what's your favorite one? What's your favorite dessert as fast?
Dessert as fast?
Yeah, or whatever. what's your what's yours? You just tell a joke
Well to appropriately be dessert as fast you shouldn't be eating at all.
that's my joke.
And we turn back six pages in sound notes. So I can do this *rimshot*.
That's too many pages.
It's simply too many pages
I'm spread out over too many pages man, I gotta I gotta get
I gotta get my life together.
Dude, I really got a I gotta figure I gotta get a competing soundboard.
Yeah man you do. This is too much work for me too much pressure
no just so like but I can just hit you with shit like on unprompted unwarned unknowingly, you know,
should we just get into whatever we're supposed to be doing here because
Mortal Kombat conquest episoooooooo-
Meringue? I just met her
-ooode 10 unholy alliance. I have a segment a thing that we haven't done on the past couple commentaries because I fucked up and my apologies, Dakota.
Dakota/Neal (Sound Effect) 5:48
The Kombatants of the week! Quan Chi and Shng Tsung and Gen and the Baron Baron. Reyland.
Yeah all of them all four them Quan Chi Shang? Tsung Jen and Baron Reyland.
Jen is back. Yeah
Yeah, they're, I mean, it's phantom versions, I guess, of them. But real enough
Marange versions, is that anythng?
Yeah, kind of, you know, just empty calories. Sort of Sure.
It's the lemon Marang pie of facing your demons.
Uh huh. Also,
is that anything?
Probably let's also just I don't think these numbers are going to change because so much of this as pocket dimension shit, but let's just say I believe we are at 20 confirmed fatalities. No, we've got more than that. Hold on, hold on, hold on. Because we also lost Cassie last episode, right?
I would say that. We did first of all, but also, I feel like 20 fatalities in 10 or 11 episodes is a pretty low hit rate for a mortal kombat show.
Well, I didn't count any at all for undying dream. Do you remember if anyone died in that one in the Cobalt Mines? Like was
like there's that guy.
he gets hit over the head with a shovel early
Burly prisoner? Yeah.
He's probably dead
burly- yeah he didn't come back. So
you're gonna wish you were dead.
Alright, so burly prison- barly prisoner killed by shovel and then we've got the
well he was killed by Vorpax
Killed by shovel by Vorpax
Killed by - killed by Vorpax is my favorite fragrance.
available in roll on or you know, whatever else
aerosols? Verbal. You just want to say it. Yeah, that'll work.
That's when you pay someone to spit the fwragrance into your mouth.
Fuck you. Alright, so yeah, I will give them a burly prisoner for sure. And then the woman that seen killed in the alley at the beginning of last episode and Cassie, the flower, the flower salesman, right? She died. None of the monks died.
So okay, so that is putting us at 22 fatalities over at that point nine episodes. That's a pretty good. That's it. That's more than two an episode. Right?
That's an average of like, 2.3 or something? I don't know. 2.2 doesn't matter. We've also got 12 confirmed apples and at least two broken tables
I forgot that we were fucking counting the apples, dude.
Sometimes you gotta count the apples. So we just like get into this thing.
What can apples do for you? Dude?
I don't know.
If you have one a day, you can you can keep those goddamn doctors out of your fucking life.
You no longer have to go to UPS. Do you think they have like institutions like that in Outworld? Probably.
I would assume they do.
Like the Postal Service.
Like yeah, it's all privatized, I'm sure. you know?
the Postal Service the band.
Sure they definitely have the actual band The Postal Service is in Outworld.
They are delivering mail.
And they do they do in fact deliver packages but it's always like it's you have to be speedy with the delivery because it's always just like body parts that they're shipping around. Right? Like
like within when there's organ transplants in Outworld. They just like drop like eyes, just loose eyes in an envelope.
Should we start this this motherfucker
So people get to look this up but if you want to hear my What if people want to hear my favorite eyes themed bit of all time, and this is a really specific plug to make cheese but if you if you look up on YouTube, the phrase "dynamic banter open eyes, close eyes," you'll have a great time.
Oh I'll put a link in the show notes.
Yeah, I'll send it to you later and I will also be watching it later. Cuz it's so funny.
I'm just getting queued up here. Are you ready? Cory?
Could not be ready- er,
Could not be more ready?
Sounds like you need to spend a little bit more time getting ready.
Readyer? I just, uh, met them...
alright ready? Round 10: 3, 2, 1, FIGHT!
Can you still
commercial Paul just kidding could you imagine
is this still coming in super loud for you? On my on my side.
Okay, good. Making sure Yeah, click this fucker and
there's hello it's me. I'm the man I'm the man about town the boss the guy?
Why is why is Vorpax like spying on him?
Why is he so out of focus?
Because of the special effects we got?
sure that's true.
Shang Tsung summoning green magic in a boom
it's crazy. That's how easy it is to send Quan Chi to the world. Well
this is the mail this is the mail service who we're talking about. It's like it's very fast
postal service they drop a loose villain's into your yeah quantity
your area Quan Chi and Siann just got delivered in a giant envelope into the Cobalt Mines
Quan Chi just stands there and doesn't turn his head to the left for like an entire minute
when he was posing and looking awesome
Vorpax is spying cuz she wants to see what's up with our boy
our boy Quan Chi
Quan Chi 11:38
I'm saying like why wouldn't she just- like she's usually just hanging out with Shang Tsung like
Maybe she doesn't- he doesn't know that she's there. Yes, true fear potentially
Shang Tsung 11:48
You are so welcome everywhere else
very loud in my ears
Turn it down
I'm trying - There we go. Didn't fuck anything up for once Oh shit. He just called Siann a harlot.
The closed caption there says "sighs in contempt."
sighs in contempt. Yeah,
The title of his autobiography
it's my favorite Avenged Sevenfold song
this episode was directed by Charles T. Kanganis, I don't remember that name at all like I don't even remember if we if we gave that name the first time we covered this episode directed seven episodes of According to Jim
oh no way we were just talking about According to Jim on they made another one
Well this guy directed episodes you probably watched
Well, I didn't watch any we talked about but it there was that one of the producers of According to Jim was working on House 2: The Second story
nice. He also directed three ninjas kick back and wrote the seminal 1992 classic bikini summer two.
Right. Also, have we talked about Adoni Maropis Having been on VIP?
I'm sure we have. not recently
Because he was definitely on an episode of VIP. That's that's all if you're playing the bingo card. Like that's go ahead and check VIP connection off for this episode.
What else do I have. Kearie Peak wrote this episode with Sean Catherine Derrick Kearie Peak is a producer for leverage the librarian three and Who Killed the Electric Car a documentary about somebody who murdered a Tesla. Presumably
Can you murder a car?
It depends on like, what rights cars have in your place of-
You can download cars and you can't download a person so-
But you wouldn't download a car.
No, but cars don't have rights.
But media has Rights. ever think about that?
Jen? Just like he's he's saying her name. Like he's never talked to her in his life.
10 episodes in Kung Lao finally remembered that he had a girlfriend
It's like he was- Oh yeah, we got the Goro
Yeah, we got some Goro in his flashbacks still all still like some wonky as Goro though it's not like super clear Goro yet, but like when you know, you know, you know,
bro is that you're sweating
and there yes, there's a CGI Shokan! my favorite. I don't know. I don't know why.
That is a needlessly complicated Hourglass.
Well, it's magic.
It's a magic hourglass. So it's that's kind of the crux of the whole episode. Dude, the hourglass.
Never heard of it.
I've never seen the show before actually
did you just faked your way through the first run?
And what a run I had
Like actually that was my twin brother. Dory.
No knows my twin brother. Gorbak.
He's not even a human. He's a Duman
Quan Chi 15:25
get rid of yours.
Shang Tsung 15:28
Perhaps I will kill them both.
Quan Chi 15:31
Love Jennifer Renton getting a credit in the opening again.
Quan Chi 15:37
Spare death. As for Siann, she's had the pleasure. Be gone.
Oh, boy. You could just hear all that.
Bro. Did you just like collapse out of a chair?
No, I turned my microphone. And it doesn't matter. I'm liking this this Quan Chi Vorpax sort of chemistry
they're both kind of standing in the same pose. Yeah, so they look over at Shangso yeah, they're just like they'll they did the Sears portrait studio
it's yeah, it's it's like a it's like a Prom photo. Yeah. Now let's take one in front of the hourglass.
I don't have a corsage but I have six spikes.
I've got these spikes on my gauntlets I hope you'd like them
They are for me
he's like, "bouquet of lizards to eat?"
I do like how quickly they were just gonna team these two people up and also ruin it in one episode.
It is funny how this is like they just, this shit just don't work, you know?
that hourglass looks like a smoking device. Like a complicated- something like a caterpillar would use perhaps
Yeah, you can, uh - oh do I have a joke for this?
You can do it come on. You got it.
I believe I'm trying to do a callback to something I set off-mice but I don't remember what it was.
Oh its for s- for smoking bad things.
Yeah, but what did I say? It doesn't matter. The moments passed. These guys are these guys are staring into their eyes.
God the amount of chemistry on screen
you can't say somebody's soul his mind. I say that.
Just this is a lot. This is a lot. There's a lot in these scenes. But what's interesting is you never see Shang Tsung and Quan Chi like on screen at the same time. Did you notice that?
No. They shot it like a Marvel movie
I think they might have shot it like a Marvel movie. Yeah.
And they shot it in Second Life. That's what that CGI interlued was.
I am a girl with amazing moves. I'm gonna start introducing myself to people that way.
And what do you do? I'm a girl with amazing moves.
Oh, this is the stupid bet Dude, this is the
Oh no I forgot
That's why they don't fucking notice when he's gone. This is their it's Siro and Taja just turned to be bad for Kung Lao.
This is my 911 I don't want this.
This is the slave labor. This is the 'Saved By The Bell bet' of an episode.
Why? God dammit.
Kung Lao was like "I'm gonna point a knife at my friends" cause they're not tak'
They're not taking this serious enough!
Are you gonna put in this apple on the list?
13 apples. We have 13 apples. We are go- go for apples.
Let be in a bad mood. I'm having nightmares again.
Dreaming about Goro and not in the fun way.
I'm trying to quit smoking.
It's tough dude. I was having wild dreams.
Did Rayden show up in them?
By the way John John Kanangis, the director of this episode, in his last credit was a 2011 Short called "John Delaney died last night" That features one Jeffrey Meek in it.
Yeah, I want to track this down and watch it. If we can find it anywhere. John Delaney died last night.
God Rayden do we have to have this debate again, about the responsibility of being the champion of Mortal Kombat and protecting Earthrealm and blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.
Well, every time Kung Lao remembers he had a girlfriend-
he doesn't want to do Mortal Kombat anymore.
Right? Exactly. Every single time
Rayden you're right if we did this every day, nothing would get done and you just whine about it then why are we doing this?
Kung Lao 20:06
We're supposed to be getting these ready for Mortal Kombat, but frankly, I'm gonna wish that fate on anyone
but don't worry so far you haven't.
Oh, fucking burn. Rayden just straight up calling him a lazy millennial
Jeff Meek in-
I'm trying to quit, Jeff Meek I'm trying! It's hard! I'll do it for you, man.
This is vintage Jeff Meek.
They're really playing with teleporting in this too. It's fun. But yeah, this is um peak meek, if you will.
Yeah, that's what the name of the show is now. Yeah. We're taking a Meek Peak
That's our podcast where we just watch everything Jeff Meek Has been in
That's where we watched like the Delaney the whatever you said
John Delaney died last night
and the rest of Raven
those three episodes of Pacific Blue he was in. Um, other stuff.
Damn he's having an existential crises'
God, him and me both
God Jeff Meek is killing.
He's hamming it up in this like crazy.
Yeah, you don't get to have dreams.
This is Boomer dad energy, though. Like for real.
Suck it up.
It's funny. It's a mix of Boomer dad and Kung Lao being like, why don't I get to do whatever I want without consequences?
Sure. Yeah. Yeah.
I mean, I think Kung Lao is more in the right, obviously. But also that's because Mortal Kombat isn't real.
So you're one of the Mortal Kombat deniers are you like?
God, the food sounds. I don't like this food sounds.
Yeah. So they put a mic inside of his cheek.
Not into this. In this context.
Man, this sucks. I did not. We did not famously, we didn't enjoy this the first time around.
wish I was not here.
But you know what? So? So when Taja went missing in the Cobalt Mines, Kung Lao and Siro just had no idea what the fuck was going on, Because they were bad friends, right?
this time, Kung Lao goes missing. can't really fault Taja. I mean, she made a dumb bet and last, but like it's still Siro like Siro still the shitty friend in this right because-
Yeah Siro's really good at that.
Yeah, he's the common denominator in both
"too much salt, try again" it's just a waste of foods, isn't it?
Yeah, there's people starving in this -Of course you know, Taja is gonna like
there's people starving in the Cobalt Mines
Taja's gonna hook somebody up with those leftovers though you know she is. Just got a heart of gold, that one. Oh, this is here's a gross part
Hungry hungry. Do you want Taja's food?
Do you think that's that's dude, is that Quan Chi that's Quan Chi in the coke already isn't it?
Kung Lao 23:17
Quan Chi 23:19
no, no, no, there is one more
this is I think this is Adoni Maropis
Quan Chi 23:28
she will do anything you ask
No means no, dude.
You know, he does have a point where he's like, actually, humanity sucks and does bad.
Corey and Neal 23:52
and just in the nick of time
The World's greatest looking bumper
needlessly black and white. little purple light instead of the actual light of the Cobalt Mines. Oh, somebody's being choked.
Yeah. Well, you'll never know who Paul.
No, sorry, Paul. Guess. If you guess Neall, you're more right than you'd think.
I don't know.
Zoinks. anyway these dudes are getting their ass beat.
Yeah, Kung Lao is kicking ass just beaten up dudes rolling around.
He's just two random guys.
I know. They're some kind of guards of I guess the sex workers that were being offered to Kung Lao?
what I like about when there is a fight in public, in this show is that the bazaar area quickly becomes much more enclosed. The fight set is right, right, right, the walls, the edges become immediately much more
where we are no longer in an alley we're in a cul de sac like at the end
Yeah we're not in, We're not in an open space. Like that head flip is so fucking cool.
And everybody else is left like this was a bustling street right before this fight but everyone else
well A fight broke out Neal, don't you run away screaming anytime a fight breaks out?
no I don't you stand around and you chant "Fight, fight, fight fight."
Have you ever done that? Or a real fight scenario?
Yeah, in like high school
Yeah? Was it cool?
Not not fun seeing people get bloody noses like
well, why were you chanting that?
The people were chanting. I was just kind of there.
I asked if you were chanting,
I definitely chanted at least once or twice and then I was like, ugh..
who among us?
See there he is. That's Quan Chi in the in the hood, dude.
Yeah, it was such an incredible disguise
that was Quan Chi acting in the alleyway.
A thin sheet
The music cue as if you didn't figure out It was him. It's so funny.
You can see him through the sheet you see Siann run up-
That's a cool shot. I like the color the light
and then boom, it's done. Quan Chi's checking out his hookah.
Be fucked up if he dropped it.
Be fucked up if he smoked a bunch of bong out of it.
Smoked a bunch of Bong out of it.
Outworld in outworld. They have a drug called bong
Yeah, that's all I'm saying.
It's just the burnt ashes of dead people it's not funny. Is this kind of gross?
Well look at that dude. Colorful Zhu Zin holy shit
Finally we've we fixed humanity by making everything a lot more colorful than it was before and now there's a dog and a tiger there.
Yeah, man. This whole
remember how hard we lost our shit about the tiger?
The actual tiger that's just chillin in there.
Yeah, well, it's it's not a wild tiger. Could you imagine if it was just like a loose Tiger
You expect like C- like yeah, just like wandered on the set. You expect like weird CGI or something? Right? But this is just fuckin-
No they save that for later.
This was just a tiger in this, in this version of Zhi Zin that looks like an Arizona Tea can
there's something really funny about this like the way this utopian image is just sort of like, you could just get stuff from people. And you can see animals.
Yeah, well, it's
it's like finally,
a socialist paradise is what it is.
Shang Tsung 27:41
Stop distracting me
I didn't make a sound.
Literally all she did was walk into the room.
I he I know what- Shang Tsung such a dick. "I'm in my area"
"Be silent somewhere else." Okay, now you're distracting him.
What have you done?
Quick we need some exposition.
Do you think Tracy Douglas wouldn't marry me?
Um, I don't know. I don't really know what her situation is right now.
I will say do we think that there is a chance that she is asking him all of these questions in a specific attempt to distract him from being good at this right now?
That's a you know, that's possibility
just seem like no way. Vorpax She is sort of feigning intrigue, right? Just something to think about.
Well what would it what would it be? Would it be because she doesn't she just doesn't want his plan to succeed because then she won't have anything to let go.
She runs out of road.
Yeah, she's not gonna have anything to go to Shao Kahn with.
Right? Yeah, she needs She needs an opportunity.
That's true. I think you're onto something there.
Much to consider.
Do you think Bruce Locke would marry me?
Again, not totally sure what his situation is right now but I don't want to rule either them out.
Sure. Listeners write in with what you think 'theboys@MKpodquest.com' Let me know if you think Bruce Locke will marry me
damn straight Taja
he's got fucked up Quentin Tarantino feet.
This is a weird Yeah, bro. Well, no, if it was Tarantino it would be Taja's feet. Right? She'd be the barefoot one
your friend could be dead. You live in a lawless land.
Finally, people can walk around. We haven't seen tons of shots of people walking around.
I want to keep an eye out in here. It's not the guy who answers the door but I think that there's a Chris Cassamassa imposter Like it's not him, but it's someone who's supposed to look kinda like him. It's not this guy.
No, that's that's like an accountant. Yeah,
this is like this is the Barons secret son. Right? Like that Jen doesn't know
Can you imagine if your dead to girlfriend's dead dad was suddenly ALIVE and He took your house
It would be the fucking worst. Yeah, that
would not be good.
But there she is everyone Jennifer Renton as Geneviere. Back again. Halfway through the series, they brought her back
just something very funny about his tendency to get baited and his just refusal to think critically about this for the next I don't know 20 minutes.
Yeah, it's just
it's just like dude,
or future episodes. Also he will continue to just
right but just like specifically with this, it's like you know that jet is not right. Like a king and this is your house and this is not what it looks like.
Like you watched her die. Like, you know, this isn't he just but he wants to believe it. Right.
Okay. Fatality. There's another one
THE shot. It's the shot of Quan Chi.
It is Quan Chi lurkin.
Dude in mines...
Souls sucked. In front soul sucked while Quan Chi watched.
Show me how to suck souls
I like that the deal is
How is this not distracting? But Vorpax can't walk into a room?
Well he's recharg- He's on a recharge break. Right? Like I don't know. I don't fucking know. Dude, he's just a dick to to Vorpax
True. eyelashes go insane. Look how long they are! It's insane.
Yeah. I like that the deal is Quan Chi is like, Alright, I'm gonna help you with this, but you're gonna teach me how to steal souls. And then Shang Tsung is just gonna spell so I get Kung Lao Sol and then Shang Tsung is gonna spend the entitlement yet we totally have a deal. Later, later, later, like he's just gonna keep blowing them off. Yeah. And it's like, it fucking works. Yeah, it's
like an annoying coworker that you have to like, see a lot. So you just sort of go like, yeah, man.
I know, man. We'll catch
Let's do lunch. Let's do lunch next week.
I'd love to put on my nicest suit and go see minions the rise of Gru in theaters.
Right. That's did that happen?
Oh, fuck the Baron.
There's something there's something very fun to me about the fact that he's got that like collar chain on and also like, like a garter.
It's like It's like it's just like a linedancin' and belt on.
It's a wild fit. It's
a big western belt looking thing.
but he's much nicer than he was in real life. So there's that, right?
Siro is really showing the worst possible tendencies here. Yeah, just as a person to be like I'm gonna milk this for all it could possibly be worth
this is this is bottom tier Siro for sure. Like how long is the bet for? 24 hours?
Too long. this whole episode.
Is it forever? Like it's the bet for forever?
It's a risky bet. Would Siro get bored do think? you can only really do that for so long
Siro would get he would have absolutely get bored like after his third rum cake. He'd be like nah I'm gonna go do something else.
I like how high concept this episode is
Well but but is it the lessly high concept? Because
because Kung Lao is just in this other pocket dimension now, right? Can't they now just cut off cut off access to it and be done with him?
Sure. But that's not good television.
But, bu it's a good plan if you're trying to get rid of Kung Lao,
um, you know, they have to get his soul though. They don't just want to kill him. They need to get his soul.
Look, I know the people who are acting in the TV show know it a TV show, but the characters that are playing typically don't understand that they're in a TV show. Right?
Yeah, I honestly think that aren't really given later in the episode like there was an arbitrary time constraint that he needed to have been that be in there X amount of time before they could do something like that anyway, so they needed to convince him. It's just long enough that he's like, actually, this is a crock of shit
he needed to choose to stay or some like matrix nonsense like that right he needed yeah he needed to get blue pill.
Red Pill blue pill Morpheus walruses?
It must be that
It's something like that if I recall correctly
Baron Reyland 35:15
brought back here together to make things right.
Keep an eye out for the special effects
Whoah shit. It is good
Kung Lao 35:31
All I have to do is stay
Baron Reyland 35:36
Pick a path
shout out to Paul who Corey is just talking to while we record this podcast.
Oh, God forbid I send one reply
just fuckin' around. Paul is gonna hear that and be like," which one was it?" I don't even Paul probably doesn't even listen anymore. He's tired of it.
But so much of this is for Paul.
Paul, uh - do you, write in and let me know if you think Tracy Douglas or Bruce Locke would marry me
this is a cool shot of this set. We don't see this angle much.
Yeah, I like this a lot.
Yeah, that's about the only this is clearly green screen though. This is that was so bad.
Was it I didn't I - too bad I can't rewind. This is a commentary. That was
really Yeah. With the at least the the superimposing of the bong
Quan Chi is superimposing
Hey, yo, let me go back two pages. *rimshot* There it is.
You juat need, more buttons.
sad trombone was on time for me being late with the rim shots.
Quan Chi 36:50
You're playing a deadly game Shang Tsung one you can't win.
Looks like he already has
I like how these guys. Just can't get along for like two days.
Not at all. Boom! Qwanchy through the floor.
You will you will both get exactly what you want. If you can get along for literally two days
Yeah, but they can't. They can't do it.
Because Men, am I right?
You are right
I mean, it's not that funny. It's more sad than anything
Yeah but it's like like it's funny in the way that like it's uh, it's funny
Never changes. It's predictable and always
said it's funny in the way that war never changes.
I want a cigarette.
smoke break, Paul. I'll be right back
Oh, this is one of the but this is one of the bumpers that shows a preview.
That's the guy who
It's also really long. Commercial's over
and the guy were featured heavily in it that wasn't Kung Lao is the Chris Cassamassa knockoff. I wonder if I can find a name for him. And I keep saying Chris Cassamassa. It's Takeda. Like if someone clearly like supposed to look like Takeda. Right.
But isn't Takeda
and Taja's like l'm not be bullied anymore. So something must be wrong.
acting very weird. Now this Something is definitely wrong. What are we gonna do?
vendor young girl... none of them are listed. No, none of the like the guards are listed.
The clock. Yeah, they have to get through all the sand coming down and then Kung Lao is trapped in the sand dimension.
Okay, so you have to let the thing but you can't like shake it and like, you know, make it go faster. Right
Xmas gifts through the bruh dimension.
I'm quotingvideo, so if anybody listening to this knows what I'm quoting, you just laughed really hard. And it means absolutely nothing. So Quan Chi is here
Yeah, Quan Chi is at the trading post. He's going to fight
this is the most is this some of the most direct light we've seen the makeup in yet?
I think so. Yeah.
We'll look at that fucking coat work.
It was he's dude's a magician.
Shawl work? Yes. So fucking great.
There's a good fight. It's fun. Again, Quan Chi not wearing his spikes in a battle. You know?
It's a hindrance.
This has a weird edit at the end of the fight to where he puts his cloak back on. Just keep an eye out for it because it's just weird.
He's got sick incredible spin moves. Also, it is funny how Quan Chi is instantly like, Okay, I'm gonna help Kung Lao fuck you. Right like he's like fine. This is now about spite toward Shang Tsung rather than, again, any mutual goal
right here that weird twist and now boom. cloak back on green magic. Very weird.
But it's I mean, it makes some sense because
shit. We've been frozen by the green magic again.
He doesn't want he doesn't Want Shang Tsung to get Kung Lao's soul, then he'll never be able to get it right. So
yeah. And he's like, this is about the enemy of my enemy is my friend.
Right? And Quan Chi is not an ally of the emperor of Outworld or anything, right? He's,
he's just a dude.
He's just another player. So it kind of makes sense
Don't hate the player
right? I mean, it's like how we used to work with al Qaeda.
It is funny how nothing about al Qaeda is funny. But what is funny, is that like, the reason this illusion breaks is that he the dad is too nice, right? Like, it's an uncomfortable level of niceness that tipped him off, and he was just a normal guy instead of an asshole. This could have worked
if Baron Reyland Just like wasn't so super okay with Kung Lao, like banging his daughter, right. Just had a little bit of like,
he's a little too fine with it.
Like, yeah.Like if he didn't want to be in the room when it happened, right?
Yeah, but but the actor whose name escapes me is really going off.
John Reilly. Passed away I think last year. Rest- yeah in 2021 Rest in peace John Reilly.
Good stuff here.
Voiced Clint Barton slash Hawkeye on the Iron Man cartoon in the 90s and did 316 episodes of General Hospital holy shit dude,
316 episodes of General Hospital as Sean Donnelly.
Man, those soap opera resumes are nuts.
108 episodes of Passions one episode of Days of Our Lives
Yeah. Pacific Palisades Beverly Hills 90210. Dude was in a lot a lot of stuff man.
Good portal effects this talking green skull
This skull is like one of the funniest things
Yeah it's like kind of talking but not really.
Nah. Like it's very much that kind of skull. You know what I mean? Yeah.
How is how does Shang Tsung know that this happened? I guess he just felt them enter.
He just felt the vibes just felt the vibes. The vibe shift.
Vorpax I have detected a vibe shift.
I don't know why he's talking like this still. Dude look at fucking Paolo Montalban's giant arm!.
I know. Do you think Paolo Montalban would marry me?
Again I hate to say it I don't know what his situation is currently but I mean, you know, you gotta believe in your dreams.
What about Jennifer Renton?
My answer remains the same I regret to inform you
listeners right in et cetera. Tweet at itsPaoloMontalban ask if he'll marry me
Commercial Paul. Wait I just noticed this bumper is just a continuation of the last bumper. has it ever happened?
No, I think it's no this is the first time
Commercial's over. Lots of purple light in this one.
Purple light is my favorite Prince song
Look at that fucking tiger dude! Siro petting a tigerrrrr
Siro pets a tiger is my favorite Prince song
just That's just funny.
you've just said something funny. That's all
like 45 seconds. But I'll take it take it just fucking take it
how grim is it? That the idea of just being able to have something is the thing that tips everybody off to this could not possibly be reality
Well they grew up in the Baron's Zhu Zin
She told me I can just have stuff I want?
this, I can just pet this tiger for free? Are you kidding me?
They're just given away food?
This should cost hundreds of dollars to pet this tiger where I'm from
Kung Lao's having a hell of a time. What is the illusion does all for them like right away?
Because they uh they have spite
Does it? Does it do that when someone like bumps the table that the hourglass is on do you think?
Yeah 100% I honestly think like they are just less invested. Like the Gen effect is just not a factor here. Right. So like Paolo Montalban, aka Kung Lao
As Kung Lao
Yeah, as the titular Kung Lao sort of, you know, had immediate buy in whereas they're like, Nah, I already didn't like this
Right, Siro is like I mean, I like tigers, but I don't like tigers that much. This isn't enough of a selling point for me. And Taja just like I like stealing, but it's really the thrill of the taking. So when it's just being given to me, I don't know, man, right? It's too good to be true and both of those cases
oh boy, my audio is out of sync with the video.
How did that happen?
I don't fucking know. This is the second time it's happened.
gotta find a new system.
I like how this moment is like, they're like, Kung Lao is like, No, this is true. No, I'm willing to literally destroy the Earth.
Yeah. So you're just stabbed gem.
Portal blood. She didn't even react. I like how it literally takes a murder. For Paolo, I keep saying Paolo Montalban
Paolo Montalban as Kung Lao. To realize something fishy is going on here.
I believe Daniel Bernhardt as Siro just stabbed Jennifer Renton as Jen
as Geneviere Yeah, it's fucking wild. Quick push past John Reilly as Baron Reyland And let's get out of here!
Let's go talk to you. Adoni Maropis as Quan Chi and tell him that we escaped. Bruce Locke as Shang Tsung
and Tracy Douglas as Vorpax.
This is the guy this is what the slicked back hair. I think this is a knockoff Takeda. Like, I'm sorry, dude, for calling you just a knockoff Takeda. But
yeah, that's not your fault. That's just how you were cast.
That's what they were. I think that's what they were going for. To like sell the illusion a little bit. Right. Like, I think that that kind of would have been a fun twist, like, Chris Cassamassa had just been back as Takeda to like, help sell the illusion because they were friends, you know?
I did know that actually. Yeah.
That would have been cool.
Because they were friends you know? Also why is the light different here that it wasn't the bumper bumper had that purple light again as well but here it's green.
I think they ran
a yellowy green
I think they ran
just ran the bumpers through all the same filter
they did some color grading in DaVinci Resolve
there's a pretty fun fight. This is the one -
I like the big green portal wall
I think we might have talked over this is the one where you could see the guy in the background getting ready to jump up and grab the doorway like as part of the fight is happening yeah,
well the doorway grabs in the in the in the bumper.
Run Kung Lao. Again, empty city. Right. Everyone's gone. The illusion is breaking down
this is fun light as well. They're just having a really good time with the lighting.
Is a good episode dude.
Yeah, they're having fun here.
Nine and 10 back to back you get everything you'd ever want. Right?
They really just sort of swing hard
it is just the slow motion running with the regular motion pointing
and then oh,
Your're mine forever fine.
She just like appears
Yeah. Don't even in front of him to block him like behind him to drag him away.
I'm here to be the bad guy.
I'm here to
Like the titular hit song-
If you stay in this realm with me I'll let you do all the stuff I wouldn't let you do in the real er real world. He's like no dice. Right?
Why does he have to run back to the portal again with just like as from as far away? He like read back he's like, I gotta get a really good run at this
Shang Tsung is the sweatiest man who's ever lived. And Kung Lao was like I need to just run he's because he needed to jump like that.
Boom. He made it! I really like that the portal was green because it was a Quan Chi portal. Versus like the purple that we usually see.
Yeah. laughs evil. The closed caption to say laughs evilly
Mine said evil laughing That's wild. Dude, White must be differences in Canadian, North American subtitle
Damn theyve got a camel real world? What happens to the Tigers in from fake world.
Can you pet it? Can you pet it? Do you think it just really just turned into the tiger? Like this is like a different part of the city even though that they're in?
Yeah, they're like the big part. Yeah, that was a stupid sentence but you know what I mean?
Yeah they're at the gates not the not the bazaar.
you can just he's looks disappointed like this fuck them all up
And Rayden's just like Yes, I was right again.
I'm always right.
Got your ass, Kung Lao!
I fucking told your ass that's what Rayden says those are his lines. If you're not watching the episode Those are his lines
If you're just listening to this or that watch the episode like some kind of psycho.
what's your what's your deal, man?
What's your major malfunction?
I think I think Dave who we know for sure watches along. Shout out to Dave for being a real one
Power to you, dude
get the fuck out of the way. dorks that lady said.
Siro is like finally I'm back in reality, women hate me.
I'm gonna go harass her. Time's up. Oh, shit. Get it? Time's up. Okay.
because of the hourglass.
Yeah, right. of course, yeah yeah yeah.
Right. It was a joke.
I like how Kung Lao was up front. Like no, I would have stayed 100% I
Oh, yeah. He's like, Are you kidding?
I would have forsaken the Earth.
He's like, I just spent 24 hours in bed with Jen like I would- what are you joking? Like? Everything was colorful and the food wasn't rotten. And there were tigers to pet like I would have fucking stayed.
Yeah, Rayden is still very much in dad mode here
Yeah he's a dork.
Commercial. More commercials than usual here. Why do I feel like there's more commercials than usual?
I think there's usually three ish
this is four?
Well, there might be one more than usual. Then,
Commercial's over, we were a little late.
Yeah, Kung Lao again sitting in Jen's room like he loading but he's facing the bed as opposed to facing out into the room like he was at the beginning of the episode seats. This book ends right
Yeah, he definitely does need to like it's tough because you don't want to just say get over it but it's like you got to do a little you got to get out and kind of put yourself out there my guy.
Go get some strange man. Right?
that's what that that's what the clock is for.
And here's Siann now in the throne room, the Emperor's throne room. We haven't seen Shao Kahn
Cool angle cool angle on the throne room.
Yeah, dude I've missed Jeff Meek as Shang Tsung like we haven't seen him in a few weeks Yeah. The throne is fucking rad too like I don't think I've made a big enough deal about that
has made a powerful ally today. So now Quan Chi's selling himself to Shao Kahn.
Ally I just met ly I don't know.
Hey, yo, *rimshot*
none of this none of these are jokes.
Oh. *rimshot gunshot*. That better?
We need to reverse reverse shot for when something wasn't a joke.
I'll see if I can do that. It was gonna be the only button we need though.
I don't like this. How creepy Shao Kahn is literally like turn around so I can see about if I want to fuck you or not, Siann.
Yeah, he's up to some shit for sure.
And now Shang Tsung is being dragged before him. And tortured episode over
pretty good one. I liked this one was a good one
yeah, this one's a good time.
It's fun. I like that we get two good Quan Chi back to back to backs. Right? Well, just back to backs, I guess. Because like once they got them once they got Adoni Maropis In that, like, costume and makeup. They were like well, we got to take full advantage of this like, yeah, so of course this took five and a half hours you know? But I dug it.
Yeah, this is a good one. And the fact that those episodes go together is definitely like pretty, pretty gnarly.
Yeah, you should just put those two on back to back that'll be your
What a run
your your movie. Right? It'd be like a movie dude. I don't know what I'm talking about. I gotta I gotta I think I'm personally ready to get out of here honestly
We're wrapping it up? We're done? Good episode everybody could Good talk.
Good episode. Is- are we a little bit on the fence about what's happening next week because you got that thing you're doing?
Uh we'll figure it out.
Should be, should be Mortal Kombat Battlewave issues four through six coming up next. Might,
that should still be doable. We just, we've got some logistics to iron out.
Sure. We'll iron those out. I've also got a befrienders of the realm with Yasin from the Kombat Time Podcast coming out soon.
Kombat Time! Sorry, I haven't had to say that in a while.
Oh well just wait until we do the Defenders of the Realm commentaries.
Oh my God literally, literally would sooner just like die.
Yeah I'm not we're not gonna do that sorry.
I would rather start smoking cigarettes
think we should get out of here? Corey What do you got going on Big day today? Big day of this recording today?
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on your Twitter?
Like logged in.
No I've never been on your live never been logged into your Twitter. No.
Yeah. Okay. I didn't think so yet. Okay, should I change my passwords or if you want as the ship sailed on that or?
has the clock tick down to zero on that the funny clock.
Yeah, it has.
Hmm, that's not good for me.
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We're just talking about the f1 race on this show next week.
There is one next week.
There's another race. It could also BNF one podcast.
I'm gonna miss it. Because of my other thing.
Ah, damn it. Damn it.
Well, I mean, I just won't see it live, which is a drag.
What are you gonna do?
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