The Big Stomp – May 2021

It's all about Family. And Money. And Hot Tubs?

Broadcast live on Twitch on the last Wednesday of the month, The Big Stomp is the geek & pop culture discussion show covering the latest news stories and topics of discussion. Hosted by The Raggedyman, three panellists take part in each show with a story they feel is worth stomping about. 


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What happens in this episode? 

This episode was first broadcast on Bunkazilla UK’s Twitch channel on Wednesday 26th of May 2021.

The Raggedyman is joined by Reel History UK’s Hugh K. David and Jenna Pateman along with Lizzie Barnes for another jam-packed episode of geek culture fuelled discussion.

We’re off to the movies for our first topic as the panel talk about the recent box office success of Fast & Furious 9 (F9). The latest instalment in the motor franchise having already grossed nearly $200 million dollars and not even had a UK or US release yet. The panel also discuss whether or not there is still a degree of snobbery to a franchise that consistently continues to excel at the box office.

With Powerpuff Girls’ planned live-action TV show going back to the drawing board, the panel take a look at the upcoming remakes, reboots and reimaginings of cult properties like Highlander and Hocus Pocus. Should we expect amazing new properties or should we worry?

The panel then decide to take a dip into the recent controversies about Twitch and the sudden emergence of the Hot Tub category for streamers. Coupled with Twitch’s flip-flopping and confusing practices of introducing rules and guidelines adding more steam to the chat.

And in our viewer’s choice, our audience was keen to hear the panellists thoughts about the impending return of MCM Comic Con events to the UK in late 2021. With Covid still an ever-present element of everyday life still, is it still too early to try going back to events? Is it something that the event organisers can manage with new safety regulations and will attendees be willing to compromise?

Episode Timings (YouTube Video)

  • 00:00 – Start
  • 03:38 – The Box Office is Fast & Furious Again!
  • 27:24 – Remakes, Reboots and Reimagings
  • 01:02:02 – The Hot Tub of Twitch Streams
  • 01:29:27 – MCM Comic Con Returns
  • 02:13:28 – Patreon Shout Outs, Guest Plugs and Sign Off

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Enjoy the show and want to be part of the next episode? Bunkazilla broadcasts The Big Stomp LIVE on the last Wednesday of the month on Twitch – join us over at twitch.tv/BunkazillaUK and watch the discussion unfold live before your eyes. We’d love to hear your comments and feedback about the topics raised in the show so get in touch by emailing us with contact@bunkazilla.co.uk

About Iain Boulton 132 Articles
Station and Website Manager of Bunkazilla UK. Interests: Movies, Anime, WWE, Video Games

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