Power Button - Episode 36: AJ LoCascio Takes Us Back To The Future! (Plus A Discussion On Time Travel Games)
January 19, 2011
This week's episode of Power Button is heavy, Doc. The voice behind Marty McFly from the new Back To the Future: The Game from Telltale Games, AJ LoCascio, joins Brad Hilderbrand and me - Matthew Green - to talk about the exciting world of, yes, Back to the Future. We cover AJ's background, how he landed the McFly role, the process behind recording his dialog, and much more (and, of course, AJ drops the McFly voice on us a few times). We even get him to answer some questions sent in by the audience and tease what happens in the episodic game's next installment. Near the end of the conversation the topic turns to Mystery Science Theater 3000 after AJ pays me the ultimate compliment. After a break, AJ departs as Joey Davidson joins us to discuss effective uses of time travel in video games. All of your favorites are covered including The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Chrono Trigger, Ratchet & Clank: A Crack In Time, EarthBound, and, er, the abysmal Back To The Future Parts II and III from the Nintendo Entertainment System era. It's approximately 88 minutes of discussion that will flux your capacitor! Great Scott! Download this week's episode directly from PTB, listen with the player below, or subscribe via iTunes, and be sure to catch up on past episodes if you're joining us late. Remember that you can reach all three of us via and you can even follow all of us on Twitter at @PressTheButtons,@aubradley84, and @JoeyDavidson or for just podcast updates, @ThePowerButton. Next Week: We shatter the space-time continuum to bring you Episode 35 in which we discuss the deepest, most interesting characterizations in video gaming. Join us, won't you?