BumbleKast #96 – Movie & TV Show Remakes, Reboots & Remasters


On this episode Ian and Kyle dive into the many instances where media was fixed, even if it wasn’t necessarily broken.

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Your hosts:

  • Ian “BumbleKing” Flynn – Head writer of Sonic the Hedgehog comics for IDW Publishing and Mega Man for Archie Comics, also writing for Archie, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and more
  • Kyle “KyleJCrb” Crouse – Founder & Administrator of the KNGI Network, host of the Nitro Game Injection video game music podcast

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Original music in this episode composed by Ken “coda” Snyder, used with permission – Check out his music on Bandcamp Intro remix version by Tee Lopes! Special Thanks to our friends at Noise Channel! Pay what you want for the theme song and more great music as part of their charity compilation Noisechan & Nugget: Adventures in Chiptunes Want to have your product promoted on the show? Check out the Patreon site to find out how! Want to ask us a question? Ask at:

Hey fellas, I’ve got a potentially rage-inducing question for you this week.
What is that one game you have been nearly driven to madness by, because you can never achieve higher than a 99% completion rate, or are missing just one single achievement from it? Banjo-Tooie has been haunting me in this way since 2000. I’ve never been able to get 100% completion on the Cloud Cuckooland level, because that final race with Canary Mary is just plain impossible. Curse you, Canary Mary!

Andrew D.
Any thoughts on the naming conventions of the various Sonic robots? In the games, or at least the Japanese games, everything not Metal Sonic was named Mecha Sonic. Then the American games named the Sonic robots from both 8-bit and 16-bit Sonic 2 games Silver Sonic. Then LEGO Dimensions dubbed the Silver Sonic from 16-bit Sonic 2 as Robo Sonic. Since then, I liked to distinguish them as 8-bit Sonic 2 being Silver Sonic, 16-bit Sonic 2 being Robo Sonic, and Sonic 3 & Knuckles being Mecha Sonic. My headcanon was satisfied with that, but then the team behind the mobile app SEGA Heroes had a poll to vote on what characters people wanted to see in the game the most, and they referred to each of the three as Mecha Sonic. So, what are your thoughts on the names? Have you gotten any feedback from SEGA on the matter? If they were ever to appear in the comics, can you state which names you’d prefer to use? PS- And what about Rocket Metal?

Liam B.
Was Sonic and Sally reuniting a personal choice for you, one felt obliged to do, or one asked for by the business? Regardless, thank you for doing it. Did you like them together when you first arrived at the comic, did you change your mind slowly, what was your thought process to this?

Clay A.
In BumbleKast 88, you said that Cortez wouldn’t work in IDW Sonic due to context in Archie. What about Void? Like Cortez, the Archie book was cancelled before it could appear. It seems to be easier to integrate than Cortez. Could it see the light of day?

Givannivan S
would you guys take a peek at my complete fanfiction? It’s based from Archie Sonic #50 with Sonic suffering from a coma waking up five years after Robotnik is defeated.

Im very impressed with your work so far on the IDW Sonic series but something has been bugging me. Amy seems a bit like a Mary Sue, suddenly a goddess. I was wondering if its not too late to really explore what happened between CD and now.

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