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by The Old Judge
Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:07 am
Forum: The Front Counter
Topic: Geographic location of Odyssey
Replies: 3
Views: 1672

Re: Geographic location of Odyssey

My best guess would be Southwest Ohio. This area, part of the wider Butternut Region of Civil War fame, is directly adjacent to the slaveholding state of Kentucky. If the edifice in The Knight's Travellers was truly a plantation house, the protagonists would have quick and easy access to numerous si...
by The Old Judge
Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: Character Corner
Topic: What cars do Odyssey people drive?
Replies: 9
Views: 754

Re: What cars do Odyssey people drive?

No, no, no. Tom is a good ol' boy who operates a farm and apple orchard in rural Ohio. The show begins in 1987, and most older people in rural areas drive vehicles for approximately twenty years, or until they wear out. Since Adventures in Odyssey begins in the late 1980s, we can make the assumption...
by The Old Judge
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: The Front Counter
Topic: 5 Years Later...
Replies: 3
Views: 1293

Re: 5 Years Later...

As an experienced veteran of the Odyssian world, I feel like I should give my opinion. My family nor I have never purchased a subscription to the OAC. We do not have the time to enjoy all of its features, and we do not have the money to spend a monthly fee just to listen to episodes that would have ...
by The Old Judge
Fri May 25, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: The Front Counter
Topic: New David Parker
Replies: 9
Views: 3387

Re: New David Parker

And once again, I will lament the fact that instead of phasing out the Parker family like they have done with all the families in the past whose actors grew up, they have kept these characters going. If there is any issue that has irked me about Classic Adventures in Odyssey was how they just "phas...
by The Old Judge
Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Episode Study
Topic: AIO Club Canonicity
Replies: 4
Views: 2365

Re: AIO Club Canonicity

I've noticed this weird trend with the fandom where we assume that the women who get married on the show hyphenate their maiden name and their husband's last name... There is at least one legitimate occasion of this phenomenon in the canon itself. Jana not only did it, but had her children's legal ...
by The Old Judge
Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: Attic of the Future
Topic: Album 63: Up in the Air
Replies: 43
Views: 16147

Re: Album 63: Up in the Air

Who will host the B-TV episode? If they do it correctly, this will be a huge boost to AIO. With Dave Madden's passing, Bernard is uncertain at best and finished at worst. Of course, no one lasts forever; but if they decide to have Steve Harvey or some other such airwave scum to host the show, the fa...
by The Old Judge
Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Shippers' Central
Topic: Favorite Odyssey Couple?
Replies: 66
Views: 22359

Re: Favorite Odyssey Couple?

Older couples are one of the most amazing things in all of creation. I adore a relationship that has blossomed into an unprecedented maturity through decades of cooperation. Jack and Joanne, Whit and Jenny, but we are forgetting what is perhaps the most touching and truly great of all of the couples...
by The Old Judge
Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: The Front Counter
Topic: Random things that make you think of AiO
Replies: 264
Views: 74439

Re: Random things that make you think of AiO

I met a young man yesterday with the last name of Nagel. I kept turning the name over in my mind thinking, "Nagel, Nagel......It sounds so familiar......." Then it hit me this morning. Someone to Watch Over Me, one of my favorite AIO episodes of all time. \:D/ \:D/ \:D/
by The Old Judge
Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: The Front Counter
Topic: Random things that make you think of AiO
Replies: 264
Views: 74439

Re: Random things that make you think of AiO

I am currently reading a book called Panama Fever , about the trials experienced and innovations developed during the construction of the Panama Canal. I was getting ready to go to bed the other night, and as my glance swept across the book I noticed something peculiar. I started up out of my bed an...
by The Old Judge
Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: The Front Counter
Topic: 100+ Reasons AIO is the Best
Replies: 86
Views: 26065

Re: 100+ Reasons AIO is the Best

I would never have really considered a specific person to be a reason for Odyssey 's greatness. I invest myself in the characters to be portrayed, as finding out about the people behind the characters typically saddens me. However, AIO has had some of the best vocal talent of all time, especially in...
by The Old Judge
Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: The Bulletin Board
Topic: 30th Birthday Theme!
Replies: 20
Views: 41914

Re: 30th Birthday Theme!

True. I remember all that now. Forgive me. I'm a forgetful former moderator who has failed to remember the protocols and mission of the board.
by The Old Judge
Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: The Front Counter
Topic: Odyssey Time
Replies: 58
Views: 21793

Re: Odyssey Time

That is reasonably. Except that a lot of the kid characters have grown up so Odyssey being only 6 years just wouldn't work. But I can see that. It isn't necessarily that they have grown up. As Tiger stated, most of Whit's End's patrons are from upper elementary to middle school age. Just because a ...
by The Old Judge
Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: The Front Counter
Topic: Odyssian Backsliders Anonymous
Replies: 0
Views: 2177

Odyssian Backsliders Anonymous

I just realized as I was perusing through these topics that not only have I abandoned the Soda Shop for months, but that I have also neglected the very reason that we all come here for discussions: Adventures in Odyssey !!! :mad: This topic will be for all of those people like me that have stopped l...
by The Old Judge
Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: The Front Counter
Topic: Random things that make you think of AiO
Replies: 264
Views: 74439

Re: Random things that make you think of AiO

Any kind of deep sinister voice triggers memories of Doctor Blackgaard. Earl Boen has a special kind of richness to his voice that is extremely rare. I was watching an episode of Doctor Who on Monday, and there was that type of a voice from a non-corporeal being trying to take over the TARDIS. (I ju...
by The Old Judge
Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: The Front Counter
Topic: What happened to the quality of writing on AIO?
Replies: 8
Views: 3577

Re: What happened to the quality of writing on AIO?

Matthew, Emily, Camilla, Olivia, all of our main kids stay pretty much the same episode-to-episode....Everybody is mostly just stagnant which makes them pretty boring one-dimensional characters. Anyway, that's my analysis of the current situation of Odyssey. Take from it what you will. Okay. I will...
by The Old Judge
Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: The Bulletin Board
Topic: 30th Birthday Theme!
Replies: 20
Views: 41914

Re: 30th Birthday Theme!

Belle wrote:No, I don't think so. This is the extent of celebrating we do nowadays.
So we all have become curmudgeonly old people who have fallen into a routine that we cannot be extricated from no matter what. :P At least I'm not the only one who's like that now. \:D/ \:D/ \:D/
by The Old Judge
Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: The Front Counter
Topic: 100+ Reasons AIO is the Best
Replies: 86
Views: 26065

Re: 100+ Reasons AIO is the Best

Yes. I believe that I heard that on one of the old "Gold Audio" bonus interviews with Steve Harris and Phil Lollar. One of them (my mind is inclined to say Harris) sat down and wrote a complete biography for the newly-christened John Avery Whittaker. You can check the accuracy of this, but I have re...
by The Old Judge
Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:23 am
Forum: The Bulletin Board
Topic: 30th Birthday Theme!
Replies: 20
Views: 41914

Re: 30th Birthday Theme!

Sorry, Belle. I didn't know. Good work on the header. Never let it be said that I didn't give credit where credit is due.

Is the board going to do anything special on the actual anniversary?
by The Old Judge
Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Episode Study
Topic: Opinion on Post-Novacom
Replies: 11
Views: 4020

Re: Opinion on Post-Novacom

I throw down with people in real life now. I come here to remember what once was. Another important point about Albums 39-43 was that they allowed us to see more of Wooton. Novacom not only saw him introduced in its midst, but also sidelined by it. Yes, he was goofy and obnoxious in those episodes. ...
by The Old Judge
Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: The Front Counter
Topic: 100+ Reasons AIO is the Best
Replies: 86
Views: 26065

Re: 100+ Reasons AIO is the Best

103). Its perpetuity has allowed it to survive the culture it was birthed in, giving us awesome references to the world of thirty years ago (Mikhail Gorbachev, kids standing in line to play arcade games, the popularity of shopping malls, etc.) 104). The thoroughness of its creators, which ensured my...