TSTP 64- DIO: Dreamers Never Die

TSTP 64- DIO: Dreamers Never Die

Eddie Munson wore a jacket all season that shared his love for the rock legend, DIO.  The music of Ronnie James Dio not only inspired and influenced the fictional character of Eddie Munson, it also inspired and influenced the lives of many in the 70s, 80’s, and even today.  Although Ronnie James Dio passed away in 2010, his legacy and memory live on through his music, fans, friends, and family. Fully authorized by Dio’s estate and executive produced by his widow, Wendy Dio, the documentary, “DIO: Dreamers Never Die” comes to theaters worldwide for TWO DAYS only on Wednesday, September 28 and Sunday, October 2.

TSTP 63- The Piggyback Listener Feedback

TSTP 63- The Piggyback Listener Feedback

With feedback coming in from at least 10 countries and 8 states, this is the most excellent feedback episode we’ve put together yet!  Some felt that Stranger Things 4 was the best season ever, while others felt it was the worst season ever.  However, most of you felt like the season did a lot of things right and can’t wait for Stranger Things 5. One thing that the entire fandom seems to be united on is the heartbreak over the death of Eddie. In this episode we hear some interesting theories about Eddie, as well as some other fun ideas about what may be in store next season. Thanks to all of you who made this episode possible.

TSTP 62- The Piggyback

TSTP 62- The Piggyback

The Stranger Things 4 finale, “The Piggyback,” was full of SO MUCH action, suspense, sadness, exposition, humor, and intrigue!  Coming in at the run time of a full-length movie, we still wanted more! How could the Duffer brothers leave the ending on such a massive cliffhanger?  How could they yet again kill off a major fan-favorite character? Will we ever see Max alive again?

TSTP 61- Papa Listener Feedback

TSTP 61- Papa Listener Feedback

Why did Will lie to Mike about El commissioning his painting? How will El be able to help Hawkins with no way to get there? Did Dr. Owens have a role in raising Peter the creepy orderly? These are just a few of the interesting questions raised by listeners this week.  We also have insights on the musical selections, predictions on who will die in the finale, and multiple connections to Star Wars in this week’s listener feedback episode!

TSTP 60- Papa

TSTP 60- Papa

The penultimate episode of Stranger Things season 4 has arrived and it did exactly what a penultimate episode should do! “Papa” insists that everything he has done for Eleven, and Henry too for that matter, has been in their best interests. Like, El, we strongly disagree with his point of view.  Although we can see how he could come to those conclusions, his methods are hard to justify.  Is Papa truly dead?  Only time will tell.  In Hawkins, Max is willing to put her life on the line to save the town and all her friends.  We think the kids have no idea what they are truly up against, but also agree with them that they have no better choice.  Will Eleven be able to make it to Hawkins in time?  The ending of this episode was perfect with the kids going separate ways and preparing to execute their two-pronged attack on Vecna.  We can’t wait for next week’s finale!

TSTP 59- Listener Feedback for The Massacre at Hawkins Lab

TSTP 59- Listener Feedback for The Massacre at Hawkins Lab

With the major reveals and twists of “The Massacre at Hawkins Lab,” many of us are updating our theories and coming up with new ones.  Is Peter Eleven’s father?  Was Brenner using El to search the void in an effort to find Peter?  Was El a pawn used by Peter, or was he being truthful with her?  Did Peter/Vecna create the upside down, or did it exist before he was sent there by El?  What’s up with the earthquakes, and why is the upside down frozen at November 6, 1983? These are only a few of the discussion points and theories brought up by listeners this week.  Two of you even bring back a theory Darrell threw out after watching the very first episode of season one!

TSTP 58- The Massacre at Hawkins Lab

TSTP 58- The Massacre at Hawkins Lab

Has there ever been a more amazing or mind blowing reveal than what the Duffer brothers gave us in “The Massacre at Hawkins Lab?” Peter the friendly/creepy orderly is actually Henry Creel. I mean, he’s actually 001.  What I mean to say is that he is Vecna.  And to top it all off, El created Vecna!?!?!  Wow, what a crazy twist.  Then you add in the most amazing demogorgon fight scene we’ve ever seen with the most exploration of the upside down that we’ve ever seen, and you have one amazing episode of Stranger Things.

TSTP 57- The Dive Listener Feedback

TSTP 57- The Dive Listener Feedback

We’re quickly approaching the end of Stranger Things 4 Part 1, and you all continue to come up with intriguiging theories! The debate continues on whether or not Peter is friendly or creepy, and some of you are even tossing out ideas on Peter’s possible true identity.  As the community of Hawkins is lathered up into a frenzy by Jason, some of you saw parallels between Eddie’s story of this season and the West Memphis 3 real-life events from the early 1990’s.  In fact, your insight shared about the West Memphis 3 cause Darrell to reevaluate his theory on Miss Kelley.

TSTP 56- The Dive

TSTP 56- The Dive

Steve jumps at the opportunity to leave the kids behind and step out of his babysitter role, but we were not prepared for him to do so! The Dive, episode 6 of Stranger Things’ 4th season, left us wanting more! With the citizens of Hawkins in a frenzy thanks to Jason’s accusations against The Hellfire Club, it’s not only Eddie that now finds himself in their crosshairs. Eleven continues to dive deeper into her memories, exploring her previous life as Brenner’s lab rat, and becoming increasing influenced by the creepy/friendly orderly, Peter.  002 is not too happy about her rising strength, and it looks like she’s now convinced she is the one responsible for the massacre at Hawkins Lab.

TSTP 55- The Nina Project

TSTP 55- The Nina Project

Brenner is back! While his return is not really a surprise, the events that unfold in “The Nina Project” with Brenner, Dr. Owens, and Eleven do bring quite a few surprises.  We see the appearance of Peter Ballard the Friendly Orderly, and we can not agree on whether or not he is truly friendly, or truly creepy.  In Hawkins, the exploration of the Creel house has us asking new questions about how many dimensions are at play in this story, and how the gang will find their way to Vecna’s lair on their own.

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