Archie Digest Special #1: To Riverdale And Back Again

March 16, 2017

There's no new episode of Riverdale this week, so Russ, Craig, and Chris decided to check out Archie: To Riverdale and Back Again, a 1990 TV movie in which Archie Andrews is -- unsurprisingly -- the worst.

This time, though, so is the movie, and holy cow, we had some fun skewering it, all while trying to have a semi-serious discussion about what Riverdale does better, what it might learn from this movie, and more. We hope you enjoy it almost as much as we didn't enjoy watching this turkey for you.

Since Russ is footing the bill for hosting and had to buy some new editing software recently so that he can make all this magic happen quickly and quietly, we’ll probably put together some kind of Patreon so that you can sponsor the show in exchange for swag soon enough. For now, though, if you want to contribute anything and everything, you can do so at Paypal.me/emeraldcityvideo. Anyone who contributes $10 and up will get an 8”x10”, framed original photo of Pop’s Chock’Lit Shoppe, taken by Russ Burlingame during one of our visits to the set of Riverdale.

We've also put together a RedBubble Store at https://www.redbubble.com/people/archiedigest/ where you will be able to get t-shirts, stickers, cell phone cases, and other goods inspired by Riverdale and our show. Currently there's just one design -- #SheriffKiller -- but there's more to come in the next few days.

Lastly, you can check out a new tie-in comic Russ wrote for The Belko Experiment -- in theaters today -- at http://tinyurl.com/belkocomic. The story is set within the narrative of the film, which comes from director Greg McLean and writer James Gunn (Guardians of the GalaxySlither).

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Archie Digest #7: Chapter 7 - In a Lonely Place

March 10, 2017

Our podcast about a story about a town is running a little bit late this week due to technical difficulties, so please excuse our dust.

After this week’s episode, Riverdale won’t be back until March 30, but Archie Digest: A Riverdale Podcast plans on doing some cool stuff between now and then, so keep checking back.

Like last week, we have a guest host. This time it’s Screener TV’s Lindsay MacDonald, who works with Chris and is clearly the brains of that operation, while Chris is the beauty.

Since Russ is footing the bill for hosting and had to buy some new editing software recently so that he can make all this magic happen quickly and quietly, we’ll probably put together some kind of Patreon so that you can sponsor the show in exchange for swag soon enough. For now, though, if you want to contribute anything and everything, you can do so at Paypal.me/emeraldcityvideo. Anyone who contributes $10 and up will get an 8”x10”, framed original photo of Pop’s Chock’Lit Shoppe, taken by Russ Burlingame during one of our visits to the set of Riverdale.

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Archie Digest #6: Chapter 6 - Faster, Pussycats! Kill! Kill!

March 2, 2017

This week on Archie Digest: A Riverdale Podcast, we respond to possibly the biggest, craziest episode of the series yet — and that is saying something.

We also welcome on board Brittany Rivera, best known as a Screen Rant contributing writer but her dulcet tones can also be heard on The Flash Podcast and The Marvel Report.

Since Russ is footing the bill for hosting and had to buy some new editing software recently so that he can make all this magic happen quickly and quietly, we’ll probably put together some kind of Patreon so that you can sponsor the show in exchange for swag soon enough. For now, though, if you want to contribute anything and everything, you can do so at Paypal.me/emeraldcityvideo. Anyone who contributes $10 and up will get an 8”x10”, framed original photo of Pop’s Chock’Lit Shoppe, taken by Russ Burlingame during one of our visits to the set of Riverdale.

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Archie Digest #5: Chapter 5 - Heart of Darkness

February 23, 2017

The latest episode of Archie Digest: A Riverdale Podcast ran a little long — actually about another 15 minutes over what you hear here, since Russ ended up trimming quite a bit of comic book talk that wandered off into the esoteric and absurd.

We’ve got quite a bit going on this week. Obviously the biggest piece is talking about “Chapter Five: Heart of Darkness,” the episode of Riverdale that just finished airing minutes ago as of when this episode posted.

Other areas we touched on included the Riverdale comic book, which launches next Wednesday, March 1, from Archie Comics. We took a little time out to look at the sales pitch for the first three issues, including May’s issue of Riverdale which feels very much like a wink and a nod to a classic film starring upcoming Riverdale guest star Molly Ringwald!

Let us know in the comments whether you enjoyed the comics talk. It certainly seems germane to the podcast, and Russ writing for a comic book website it seemed to make sense to at least address it, but obviously if we’re going to add a few minutes to the show every month or so to look at solicitations and/or the comics themselves, we want to make sure the listeners are finding it enjoyable and worthwhile.

There’s also the matter of Beaverdale, a porn parody of Archie Comics recently released to capitalize on the increased awareness of the characters thanks to Riverdale’s success. You can check out the official trailer for this incredibly bizarre abomination below. If it’s your kind of thing, you can see it at PornHub Premium — although, no, we aren’t going to do an episode of the podcast for this one. Sorry.

(Maybe an episode of the Emerald City Video Podcast.)

 

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Archie Digest #4: Chapter 4 - The Last Picture Show

February 16, 2017

HOLDING ON — When Jughead (Cole Sprouse) learns that an anonymous buyer has plans to tear down the local drive-in, he fights desperately to keep it open. Betty (Lili Reinhart) finds her friendship with Archie on the line after stumbling upon some startling information she’s uncovered about Miss Grundy’s (guest star Sarah Habel) past.

Elsewhere, Veronica (Camila Mendes) confronts her mother Hermoine (Marisol Nichols) about a suspicious meeting she witnessed between her mother and a shady Southside Serpent. Finally, after uncovering Betty’s diary, Alice (Madchen Amick) finds the perfect opportunity to destroy Archie’s golden boy image.

 

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Archie Digest #3: Chapter 3 - Body Double

February 10, 2017

Russ, Craig, and Chris broadcast from Vancouver, BC, where they're currently visiting the set of Riverdale!

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Archie Digest #2: Chapter 2 - A Touch of Evil

February 2, 2017

Craig, Russ, and Chris get together to talk about the second episode of Riverdale, and it's AWESOME.

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Archie Digest #1: Chapter 1 - The River’s Edge

January 24, 2017

Craig Byrne, Chris Hayner, and Russ Burlingame get together to digest the pilot episode of Riverdale, our new favorite show.

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