Ty-Chou wrote:1. The podcast covered every. Single. Second of the episode.
MoDaD wrote:It's amusing to me that you mention this, because I've had other people (who shall remain anonymous) who've told me they've had the exact opposite position. That NOT every single second is covered, and that things have been skipped or glossed over. But, I understand your concern.
Yes, I am quite sure my opinion is not everyone's opinion. And I don't think the podcast should stop doing these types of episodes. Many fans enjoy and will continue to enjoy them. In fact, I think they are perfect for your first episodes to help you get your feet wet with this project. I've been thinking about the format today and why I didn't want to sit through the whole thing. I think the aspect of what, I felt, made the format drag was the fact that after every commentary, you kind of narrate and explain the next scene coming up. And I realize you have to do this because there is no visual. You have to move the podcast along. But maybe a podcast isn't the best format?
Your trailer for episode 2 with full visual of those talking and the scene they're talking about was immediately more entertaining to me. Would these episode reviews be better served as Youtube videos instead? Or, maybe consider playing the audio of the episode. (I know I've seen the eps so much the audio brings the scenes right to my mind.) So people are commenting on the episode while it's playing. And you can pause it in places if the commentators want to talk about something for a while before moving on.
These are just random ideas. I don't know if they're useful or even easily possible with the tech you have. Take what you want from it. Either way, what I would really like to see is a group discussion of the episode as a whole at the end. I may skip the middle of these types of episodes, but I will probably check out the group discussion every time if there is one.
MoDaD wrote:That would be neat. But, maybe our little SWAT Kast will so infuriate potential listeners that it will inspire super talented people to make their own SWAT Kats podcast out of spite, just to prove they can do it better. Then, I can listen to it and enjoy it, and everyone wins.
I can't imagine anyone being mad about this lovely project. You just got started. Don't be hard on yourself. The first episodes are always going to be the worst ones while you figure things out.
Though the idea of getting up there to talk and geek about Swat Kats yourself is SO very tempting. I really agree with Felony's idea of perhaps doing an "interview" or a one on one with a guest fan every now and again. There are some fans I would love to hear from, like how they got into Swat Kats and just what the experience was for them during their involvement in the fan community.
Ty-Chou wrote:Just off the top of my head, I can think of a whole pile of episode ideas.
MoDaD wrote:Now you're just teasing. Please, dump that wheelbarrow of thoughts here.
Oh man, to be honest, the selfish part of me wants to keep them forever, especially a select few topics, because I would be mega jealous to hear someone else talk about the topics I would be dying to blather on about. LOL
But if you would like to discuss possible ideas with me or get feedback of your own ideas or whatever, feel free to contact me. I do have a little bit of Podcast experience. (Been on.... four different podcasts, I think?) And I have been doing geeky fan panels at conventions for over a decade so I have experience putting a presentation together for an audience. You are welcome to make use of my experience if you wish. Or not. That is also fine.
Again, I wish the project all the luck in the world and I hope we continue to see new episodes in the future!