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Lost Light

Lost Light

By Lost Light
A completionist quest podcast.
What does that mean? We take the time and effort to deep-dive into a story or creator and don't call it quits until we have reached the end.
Join us on our journey as we explore new and interesting threads while continuing to cherish the things we already know and love.
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Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)
I make it a point not to apologize for things I put out into the world but this episode didn’t go great. There is nothing memorable on the soundtrack so the intro/outro is garbage. Neil was having trouble with his recording gear. Very little of the plot of this film is memorable. BUT we had a great time hanging out and talking about the final film of the LaBeouf/Transformers Universe. John Malkovich, Frances McDormand, John Turturro, Tyrese Gibson, Ken Jeong, Leonard Nimoy, and Buzz Aldrin. Is this a fever dream? A totally bonkers cast of folks are smashed into 2 and a half hours of Bay Explosion Chaos. Sam Witwicky is trying to find a job after meeting Obama and getting an Ivy League education. The Decepticons are trying to find a way to revive Cybertron since they won the battle but the planet was destroyed. The Autobots are trying to find a way to get the US Government to trust them. The US Government is trying to find a way to control the Autobots. Nothing is going to go the way anybody thinks it will. Send us an email: lostlightpod@gmail.com Find all our links for social media and merch at: https://lostlightpod.github.io Listen to all our TAPDECK podmates at: https://solo.to/tapedeck
52:54
October 18, 2021
The Fast and The Furious (2001)
Season 2 of Lost Light kicks off with a bang and sees us with our first non-Transformers episode. We are going to watch each and every film in the Fast & Furious franchise to join us as we gush over Vin Diesel but also question the efficacy of the crinimal empire that Dom is trying to create. Of course we've got our AEW recap section as well, so use those chapter markers if you want to skip right to that section or skip over that section. Send us an email: lostlightpod@gmail.com Find all our links for social media and merch at: https://lostlightpod.github.io Listen to all our TAPDECK podmates at: https://solo.to/tapedeck Music used by permission of Kincobra at: https://kincobra.bandcamp.com
54:06
October 11, 2021
Transformers: Lost Light, Vol. 4
Lost Light, Vol. 4. The final volume of James Roberts epic Transformers run and we are here for it. We aren’t happy that this story has come to an end but it is better to have read and lost then never to have read at all. It is bittersweet. Thanks for coming along on this journey with us, but we aren’t going to stop while we are just getting on a roll. What does the future hold? We are going to continue on these deep-dives, these long-run quests, these continuity crusades. Also, this episode we talk about AEW All Out. I know that’s not in the episode title, so if you want to skip around I’ve included those chapter markers because I care about you. This is Transformers: Lost Light, Vol. 4 from IDW. This volume collects Issues #19-25. Send us an email: lostlightpod@gmail.com Find all our links for social media and merch at: https://lostlightpod.github.io Listen to all our TAPDECK podmates at: https://solo.to/tapedeck
01:07:25
September 22, 2021
Transformers: Lost Light, Vol. 3
It's been a while so we are a little rusty and there is a lot to cover in this book so we end up doing more summary than commentary but make no bones about it this is an extremely well crafted volume and serves as a great stepping stone to the grand finale. We understand that maybe you are just here for the Transformers talk so use those chapter markers to get to the stuff you want to hear. This is Transformers: Lost Light, Vol. 3 from IDW. This volume collects Issues #13–18. Send us an email: lostlightpod@gmail.com Find all our links for social media and merch at: https://lostlightpod.github.io Listen to all our TAPDECK podmates at: https://solo.to/tapedeck
01:08:03
September 4, 2021
Transformers: Lost Light, Vol. 2
Can IDW’s Lost Light Volume 2 hold up to Volume 1? Does anybody care about wrestling talk that is now more than a week old? These questions and more might be answered in this episode. Transformers: Lost Light, Vol. 2 from IDW. This volume collects Issues #7–12. Send us an email: lostlightpod@gmail.com Find all our links for social media and merch at: https://lostlightpod.github.io Listen to all our TAPDECK podmates at: https://solo.to/tapedeck
49:50
August 6, 2021
Transformers: Lost Light, Vol. 1
We get around to talking about this volume, but first we talk about wrestling. Like, a lot. Like, a sorry not sorry amount of wrestling. Talking almost exclusively AEW because that’s the only promotion that Jim really pays attention to. But maybe the world doesn’t need another wrestling podcast? Use the chapters to skip ahead to the Transformers Comics talk if that’s your thing. You may be shocked to learn that Caleb and Jim both very cautiously approached this volume but fell in love with James Roberts’s writing yet again. Transformers: Lost Light, Vol. 1 from IDW. This volume collects Issues #1–6. Send us an email: lostlightpod@gmail.com Find all our links for social media and merch at: https://lostlightpod.github.io Listen to all our TAPDECK podmates at: https://solo.to/tapedeck
46:37
July 22, 2021
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)
Neil returns to watch another Transformers movie with Jim and Caleb. Is this the most forgettable film of all time? Possibly. Jim refuses to accept that Skids is Skids. Caleb misquotes the movie twice. Neil constantly refers to Wikipedia to keep his facts straight. Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox reprise their roles and continue to run. Megatron comes back to life. Optimus Prime dies. Optimus Prime comes back to life. Egypt? Send us an email: lostlightpod@gmail.com Find all our links for social media and merch at: https://lostlightpod.github.io Listen to all our TAPDECK podmates at: https://solo.to/tapedeck
48:40
July 7, 2021
Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye, Vol. 10
They said it couldn't be done. That two kids from from different sides of the east coast with little to no podcasting experience couldn't possibly record a podcast covering all 10 volumes of Transformers More Than Meets The Eyes. Well we did and then some. Come listen to us discuss the grand conclusion to this title and hear Caleb tell us again for the millionth time that it was his favorite volume. This book wraps up a lot of the loose strings and takes advantage of building on lots of smaller concepts that have been introduced while leaving room open for Transformers: Lost Light. This is Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye, Vol. 10 from IDW. This volume collects Issues #50–55. Send us an email: lostlightpod@gmail.com Find all our links for social media and merch at: https://lostlightpod.github.io Listen to all our TAPDECK podmates at: https://solo.to/tapedeck
47:16
June 17, 2021
Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye, Vol. 9
SUPER EXCLUSIVE BACKUP AUDIO EDITION
 Close your eyes and imagine for a moment that your normally reliable computer starts to read More Than Meets The Eye and gets caught up in the anti-functionalist movement and refuses to record the audio of a podcast as a political statement. Now open your eyes and your ears because that’s what happened and thankfully we have a backup recording that isn’t perfect quality audio, but it’s still pretty darn good. We chat about the ninth volume of the comic series that changed everybody’s minds about robots that become cars this episode. Why does every volume keep getting better and why is Getaway such a terrible bot. Like really, he’s a jerk. You should block him on Instagram. Anyway, this is Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye, Vol. 9 from IDW. This volume collects Issues #45–49. Send us an email: lostlightpod@gmail.com Find all our links for social media and merch at: https://lostlightpod.github.io Listen to all our TAPDECK podmates at: https://solo.to/tapedeck
42:49
June 9, 2021
Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye, Vol. 8
We chat about the eighth volume of the comic series that changed everybody’s minds about robots that become cars. Caleb wasn't really sure about this one because he's really on a fast track to get to Vol. 10 but Jim helps him slow down and smell the flowers along the way. Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye, Vol. 8 from IDW. This volume collects Issues #39–44. Send us an email: lostlightpod@gmail.com Find all our links for social media and merch at: https://lostlightpod.github.io
54:30
May 8, 2021
Transformers (2007)
A very special movie episode of Lost Light with our fellow Cybertronian Neil. Taking a break from the Robertsverse heading straight to the Bayverse and not looking back. Michael Bay taking the helm as Director Steven Spielberg slipping in as Executive Producer Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox filling roles as plucky teenagers who get get caught up in an intergalactic robot war as people crack wise and lots of things blow up. Send us an email: lostlightpod@gmail.com Find all our links for social media and merch at: https://lostlightpod.github.io
57:41
April 18, 2021
Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye, Vol. 7
This episode we bring aboard our resident time-travel and Hasbro expert Tim. We chat about the seventh volume of the comic series that changed everybody’s minds about robots that become cars. Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye, Vol. 7 from IDW. This volume collects Issues #34-38. Send us an email: lostlightpod@gmail.com Find all our links for social media and merch at: https://lostlightpod.github.io
01:00:33
April 7, 2021
Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye, Vol. 6
On this episode of Lost Light Caleb and Jim talk about the sixth volume of the comic series that changed everybody’s minds about robots that become cars. Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye, Vol. 6 from IDW. This volume collects Issues #28-33. Send us an email: lostlightpod@gmail.com Find all our links for social media and merch at: https://lostlightpod.github.io
38:44
March 22, 2021
Dark Cybertron
On this episode of Lost Light Caleb and Jim talk about the biggest Transformers comics event of 2014. Transformers: Dark Cybertron Volume 1 and 2 from IDW. These volumes collect the entire Dark Cybertron series. Send us an email: lostlightpod@gmail.com Find all our links for social media and merch at: https://lostlightpod.github.io
46:23
March 13, 2021
Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye, Vol. 5
On this episode of Lost Light Caleb and Jim talk about the fifth volume of the comic series that changed everybody’s minds about robots that become cars. Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye, Vol. 5 from IDW. This volume collects Issues #17-22. Send us an email: lostlightpod@gmail.com Find all our links for social media and merch at: https://lostlightpod.github.io
43:25
December 31, 2020
Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye, Vol. 4
On this episode of Lost Light Caleb and Jim talk about the fourth volume of the comic series that changed everybody’s minds about robots that become cars. Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye, Vol. 4 from IDW. This volume collects Issues #12-16. Send us an email: lostlightpod@gmail.com Find all our links for social media and merch at: https://lostlightpod.github.io
53:07
December 23, 2020
Transformers: Last Stand of the Wreckers
On this episode of Lost Light Caleb and Jim talk about one of the precursors to the comic series that changed everybody’s minds about robots that become cars. Transformers: Last Stand of the Wreckers from IDW. This was a 5-issue limited series that has been collected in several different formats, but we read issues #1-5 as single issues. Send us an email: lostlightpod@gmail.com Find all our links for social media and merch at: https://lostlightpod.github.io
46:06
November 26, 2020
Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye, Vol. 3
On this episode of Lost Light Caleb and Jim talk about the third volume of the comic series that changed everybody’s minds about robots that become cars. Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye, Vol. 3 from IDW. This volume collects Issues #9-11 and the 2012 Annual. We also read Transformers #22 & #23 as they tie directly into this story. Send us an email: lostlightpod@gmail.com Find all our links for social media and merch at: https://lostlightpod.github.io
47:56
November 18, 2020
Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye, Vol. 2
On this episode of Lost Light Caleb and Jim talk about the second volume of the comic series that changed everybody’s minds about robots that become cars. Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye, Vol. 2 from IDW. This volume collects Issues 4-8. Send us an email: lostlightpod@gmail.com Find all our links for social media and merch at: https://lostlightpod.github.io
50:15
October 30, 2020
Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye, Vol. 1
On this episode of Lost Light Caleb and Jim talk about the first volume of the comic series that changed everybody’s minds about robots that become cars. Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye, Vol. 1 from IDW. This volume collects Issues 1-3, plus the one-shot Death of Optimus Prime. Send us an email: lostlightpod@gmail.com Find all our links for social media and merch at: https://lostlightpod.github.io
45:53
October 15, 2020
Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye Volume 1 -- Teaser
A little taste of what you've got coming for you.
01:48
October 15, 2020