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The Crab with the Golden Claws

by David Dedrick on May 20, 2015

Totally Tintin

We promised change last week and here we have it: the end of Hergé’s pre-war period and the end of political satire. In The Crab with the Golden Claws the political gives way to the personal and the fantastical as Hergé fights to create in occupied Brussels. Most importantly: Haddock!


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Sneaky Dragon Episode 180

May 16, 2015
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“Sneaky Dragon!” Hello, Sneakers, and welcome to another episode of the hit show “Not A Hit Show”. This week, it’s Episode 180 and Ian can’t believe it. It is a pretty big number. Also, Ian and Dave wonder if they are just brains in a vat; what was the name of that movie; don’t be […]

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King Ottokar’s Sceptre

May 13, 2015
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This week on Totally Tintin, we travel to the magical country of Syladavia to find King Ottokar’s Sceptre. Let’s join Ian and Dave as they take a look at Hergé’s last pre-war book.

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The Black Island

May 6, 2015
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This week on Totally Tintin, Dave is really excited to be talking about The Black Island – one of his favourite Tintin stories! Ian thinks it’s pretty good too and that’s because it is! Forgers, a mysterious German doctor and more airplanes than you can shake a stick at; Tintin travels the length of Great […]

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Sneaky Dragon Episode 178

May 2, 2015
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Bonjour, mes petits Sneakères! Welcome to another episode of Le Dragon Sneaky! This week: our newest continuing segment: Plumbing the Depths! AKA How is Ian’s bathroom doing? We hope this will be a suitable replacement for Deck Talk. After that, things take a turn towards the Caustic Soda. Brrrr! Colonic lavages, a hole in the […]

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Show Notes – The Blue Lotus

April 29, 2015

When I started putting together this edition of the show notes, I thought there wouldn’t be much to say about The Blue Lotus. Hergé actually changed the book very little during its updating to colour in 1946. It had a special place it had in his life, but it is also a watershed moment in his […]

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The Broken Ear

April 29, 2015
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Welcome back to another episode of Totally Tintin! This week Ian and Dave take a look at Tintin’s first adventure in South America, his first adventure that starts and ends in Brussels and his last adventure as a “reporter” – The Broken Ear. Dave loves it, as usual, but Ian thinks it’s repeating some material […]

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Sneaky Dragon Episode 177

April 25, 2015
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Hola, Sneakers! The hits just keep on coming! And also new episodes of Sneaky Dragon. Can we just say that we’re okay with Dave and Ian doing other podcasts, but do they have to be such babies about it? Also on this week’s show: Ian would like another long quiz, Dave; boxes, boxes, boxes, Ian; […]

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The Blue Lotus

April 22, 2015
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This week on Totally Tintin, Hergé takes a huge step forward as an artist – and Ian and Dave take it with him as they discuss The Blue Lotus.

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Show Notes – Cigars of the Pharaoh

April 21, 2015

On this week’s show notes, we’re going to take a look at Cigars of the Pharaoh, strangely, the last black and white Tintin book converted to colour. For whatever reason, Hergé didn’t get around to updating the book until 1955 – almost ten years after the other books had been transferred to the now familiar 62-page colour […]

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