by: Nathan Hoobler
Engineer: Jonathan Crowe
Original Airdate: July
of 5 cones):
Summary: The 500th episode
of Odyssey features various behind the scenes interviews and peeks
in the studio.
The history and behind-the-scenes story of Odyssey.
wrote this review months after the episode actually aired on the radio, I
probably won't harp and whine about nearly as many things as I would have
hoped to back then. Some of the AIO fans were generally looking forward to
the end of the Novacom Saga more than they looked forward to episode
"500." I was. However, chances are that some fans were looking
forward to episode "500" rather than the end of the Novacom Saga.
I guess it all depends on who you are and whether or not you liked the
"500" wasn't nearly as exciting as I thought it would be. The show
started out interesting enough, but as things progressed they really didn't
reveal many pieces of behind-the-scenes information. I believe that the show
lacked information. Here is an overview of what disappointed me in this
was definitely too much laughing.
episode wasn't a two-parter.
"500 Seconds of Odyssey" segment took up too much time.
phase between commercial breaks was cheesy, along with the intro to the
"500 Seconds of Odyssey" clip.
I think that this episode was
good in many aspects, but frankly, some parts seemed too juvenile. As I
mentioned under the last point above, "The phase between commercial
breaks was cheesy, along with the intro to the '500 Seconds of Odyssey'
clip." If I was them and they were me, I would make sure they enjoyed
the episode by not putting in those cheesy intros. I don't like cheesy
It's always interesting to
listen to a jump-through of various AIO scenes, but again I must emphasize
on the negative aspect that... according to me... a 25-minute
behind-the-scenes program doesn't have enough time to put what they need
into the show. The "500 Seconds of Odyssey" segment could have
been avoided all together and we could have heard about 8 minutes and 20
seconds of MORE behind-the-scenes info. That is why I personally thought
that "500" should have been a two-parter. Two-parters are
convenient because the AIO team has nearly an hour to discuss what they want
to discuss. If "500" had been a two-parter, I would suggest
placing the "500 Seconds" segment at the end of part two. It would
be a way to signify 500 episodes having been completed.
I am happy to tell you that
this episode isn't just full of negatives. Overall, I was pleased with what
the actors and crew said to the fans. I would have liked to see some of the
older child characters pop in for a visit, but other than that, the content
of the episode was interesting. Hearing from the guy who plays Dr.
Blackgaard was a sight for sore ears and also hearing unrevealed moments
with Hal Smith made me laugh.
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episode and wonderful sound design. The episode was full of surprises, funny
stories, and interesting facts. Although the episode lacked completeness I
enjoyed it for what it is.
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