What A Tribute To Alan Rickman

January 28, 2016

By Grabthar's Hammer, What A Podcast gives tribute to recently deceased and beloved theater and film actor, Mr. Alan Rickman. From his villainous breakout roles as Die Hard's Hans Gruber and Robin Hood's The Sheriff of Nottingham, to his charming turns in Sense and Sensibility and The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, Alan Rickman captivated audiences with his Shakespearean charisma and mesmerizing voice.

By Grabthar's Hammer once again celebrate Rickman's hilarious turn as Alexander Dane in Galaxy Quest. The crew also somehow stumbles upon an analogy between Rickman's resurgence as a fan-favorite for a new generation as Severus Snape in the Harry Potter series and the band Green Day's equally interesting career trajectory. Hans Gruber is to Dookie as Severus Snape is to American Idiot. A bit of a stretch? You betcha.
By Grabthar's Hammer, you shall be remembered, Alan Rickman.

What Beryllium Spheres

January 14, 2016

Fresh off a viewing of Galaxy Quest the crew sits down to discuss new observations, possible beryllium sphere plotholes, and weird overdubs. The fellas offer a heartfelt apology to Tim "The Tool Man" Allen, who upon further review, was not actually responsible for the extermination of the entire Thermian race. We also welcome to the show first time Galaxy Quest viewers PJ Thompson and Dennis "The Menace" Arkesteyn for a much needed new perspective on Galaxy Quest, a movie we are clearly no longer able to view objectively.


What Love Actually

December 24, 2015

By Grabthar's Hammer... What Love Actually, in which we welcome guests Laura and Ryan Lynch to the show to discuss just a few of the Galaxy Quest cast's many holiday movies. Our homing missiles glance off Tim Allen's The Santa Clause and Christmas With The Kranks, Die Hard, Super Star Wars, and Sigourney Weaver in Ghostbusters, before targeting Alan Rickman in Love Actually.


What A Trekkie

November 24, 2015

By Grabthar's Hammer... What A Trekkie, in which we welcome our colleague and Star Trek fan Matthew Brown to the show to discuss just a few of Galaxy Quest's many Star Trek references, all of which have gone right over Alex and Austin's heads. We learn about William Shatner's grumpy reluctance to embrace his Star Trek legacy. We also touch on how Galaxy Quest tends to understate Tim Allen's responsibility for the destruction of the entire Thermian race. 

Recorded live from a patio in Brooklyn, New York.

By Grabthar’s Hammer… What A TV Series

November 12, 2015

By Grabthar's Hammer... What A TV Series, in which we break the exclusive news (several months late) of a new Galaxy Quest television series being developed for Amazon Prime. We speculate wildly about the TV show's possible story and new cast: RJ would like to see Guy Fleegman (Sam Rockwell) in the captain's chair, Austin crosses his fingers for Chris Pratt, and Alex proposes casting the entire cast of the 1990's sitcom Wings as the new Galaxy Quest crew. If all else fails, just bring back Tim Allen.


By Grabthar’s Hammer…What A Van Ride

October 29, 2015

Episode 4 of By Grabthar's Hammer... What A Podcast, in which we, as 3 touring musicians, record an episode in the van while traversing upstate New York. We're doing 70mph with warped rotors and screeching brake pads, but that's not stopping us from talking about Tim Allen's gorgeous Pure Michigan advertisements and how well Home Improvement has aged over time.


By Grabthar’s Hammer… What A SEXtraterrestrial

October 22, 2015

Episode 3 of By Grabthar's Hammer... What A Podcast, in which we welcome our colleague and resident interspecies sexpert Mike Ewing to the show to discuss the grotesquely romantic relationship between Tech Sgt. Chen and Thermian Laliari. Can a human and a squid alien find true love? Can they reproduce? We have no idea. But if anyone can prove that love knows no bounds, it's Tony Shalhoub.


By Grabthar’s Hammer… What A Tool Man

October 15, 2015

Episode 2 of By Grabthar's Hammer... What A Podcast, in which 3 grown-ass men discuss Galaxy Quest Star Tim Allen's hilarious film and TV roles as well as his not-as-funny stint in prison for cocaine possession. You'll hear all about Tim Allen's early life, his work on Home Improvement, and reflections on those hypnotizing Pure Michigan ads. The boys also talk about all of Tim Allen's movies. Except for Joe Somebody. No one talks about Joe Somebody.


By Grabthar’s Hammer… What A Pilot

September 22, 2015

The debut episode of By Grabthar's Hammer... What A Podcast, in which 3 grown-ass men discuss the 1999 epic space-adventure comedy, Galaxy Quest. The boys talk Tim Allen and the rest of the ensemble cast, provide movie trivia, and reflect on favorite Galaxy Quest memories, all while trying to figure out how to make an ongoing podcast about just 1 movie.