Who, or what, are The Lightning Dogs? Theyre a pack of anthropomorphic dogs from another world, trapped on a post-apocalyptic Earth. Armed with special powers and tearing through the Wasteland in their battle-ready vehicles, they combat the evil Glampires minions and keep his vampiric reach from extending to the stars! Its an animated adventure series steeped in the glory of 80s and 90s cartoons Or at least it could be. Were on a quest to see how far we can take it documenting our journey every step of the way in Lightning Dogs: The Official Pawdcast. LIGHTNINGDOGS.COM
Tubular Tubers06/02/2017 Duration: 42min
Last episode, Doug and Cap expounded on the look and powers for the Lightning Dogs' greatest foe: Glampire. Now, Tony is back in the mix and he's brought some illustrations showcasing his take on the big bad's villainous style. That's only the beginning of this art-fueled journey - because Tony also has in tow some tubular tubers... a concept for a sort of "potato person" living beneath the Wasteland. That peculiar premise kicks off a discussion about different kinds of sentient forces at play in our freaky mutant playground.For links and more info, head to the main episode page: http://nerdyshow.com/2017/02/lightning-dogs-14-tubular-tubers See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Beware the Glampire23/01/2017 Duration: 01h27min
Our series central villain is Glampire - an immortal alien, stranded on Earth, who's seen humanity's rise and fall. He'll stop at nothing to get off this forsaken, mutant-infested rock - even if that means lording over the freaks of the Wasteland. But what exactly are Glampire's powers? How much of a vampire is he really? In this episode, Doug and Cap set out to determine exactly that. We explore possible twists and turns in Glampire's Earth exile and elaborate on what exactly was the massive orbital disaster that sent the planet into a crystalline apocalypse. We also share our research into the many formats and features of pitch and story bibles from some of our favorite television series.For links and more info, head to the main episode page: http://nerdyshow.com/2017/01/lightning-dogs-beware-the-glampire See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Artistic Reinforcements08/01/2017 Duration: 01h04min
Our aspirations for Lightning Dogs are as vast as the debris-scattered plains of the Wasteland. But can three people be the sole creative forces behind what we hope to be a full-fledged animated series? Maybe, but we’d be daft not to tap our resources and team-up with other humans for this cartoon canine crusade. In this episode we bring in Kaymonstar and local-shop, two of our favorite illustrative pals, to join forces with us in building the creatures and characters of the Wasteland. We explore new takes on old ideas like the Diamond Dogs and Earth's remaining robots, as well as roll out some exciting concepts on new friends and foes. We also share how we developed the Lightning Dogs logo you now know and love!For links and more info, head to the main episode page: http://nerdyshow.com/2017/01/lightning-dogs-the-official-pawdcast-episode-12-artistic-reinforcements See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Vistas of the Wasteland18/12/2016 Duration: 01h07min
After spending so many sessions dedicated almost exclusively to building the history of the Lightning Dogs’ homeworld, we decide to kick back and let loose with new weirdness from the Wasteland. In fact, this time we’re taking a scenic tour. What was initially just a Mad Max-style desert is starting to grow and evolve into its own character. In this episode we discuss our expanding topography, and also make strides towards putting a pin in how exactly planet Earth got so twisted. The origin story for our world’s horrific transformation begins here, along with discussions on what the animation of our hypothetical series will look like.For links and more info, head to the main episode page: http://nerdyshow.com/2016/12/lightning-dogs-vistas-of-the-wasteland See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Home Sweet Homeworld - Part 312/12/2016 Duration: 49min
This is our final installment in our world building project to create The Lightning Dogs homeworld, and we've saved the best (and most complicated) part for last: The Great War. This global conflict drastically shapes the lives of our main characters - leaving them combat hardened, in some cases orphaned, all of them profoundly marked. But moreover, it's a conflict that taps into the unique situation of their civilization's origins; a culmination of the species' rapid evolution and their advancement from what humanity left behind. The trauma, scale, and in some cases motives of this war make The Lightning Dogs' mission to Earth all the more critical. Join us as we pull from Earth's history and our own present day social upheavals to change the course of canine history.For links and more info, head to the main episode page: http://nerdyshow.com/2016/12/lightning-dogs-homeworld-part-3/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Home Sweet Homeworld - Part 227/11/2016 Duration: 01h05min
In our quest to flesh out our canine heroes' origins, we first needed to learn a thing or two about where they came from. Enter the unconventional, worldbuilding RPG: Microscope. In our first round with the system we created an outline of the homeworld's history - from the moment humanity abandoned their canine compatriots, to The Lightning Dogs' departure back to Earth. Now, we're going deeper and adding in details such as the ways that leftover human technology informed an industrial revolution. But that's not all, we also spend some time with new concepts for wasteland fauna and vehicles, as well as a potential first contact scenario for the Lightning Dogs and Earth's remaining robots, and even... a spin-off?!For links and more info, head to the main episode page: http://nerdyshow.com/2016/11/lightning-dogs-9-home-sweet-homeworld See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Home Sweet Homeworld - Part 114/11/2016 Duration: 01h03min
Characters are shaped by the world in which they're forged. So it should be no surprise that when we attempted to cement the origin stories of The Lightning Dogs, we found ourselves asking questions about where they came from and what life was like on the homeworld of these evolved canines. To help us in answering these big picture questions, we've turned to Microscope - an unconventional roleplaying game designed specifically to create histories. We zoom in and out of great moments in dog history, plot the species' rise from four legs to two, discover fascinating ways that living in humanity's shadow pushed their civilization to new and unusual places, and uncover the ancient story of The First Lightning Dog.For links and more info, head to the main episode page: http://nerdyshow.com/2016/11/lightning-dogs-008-home-sweet-homeworld See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Return to the Wasteland31/10/2016 Duration: 56min
It's time to get down to business and turn all our Wasteland wanderings into serious missions! Cap, Doug, and Tony have each been randomly assigned two Lightning Dogs characters to write bios for - in this episode: Angela, Pierre, and Kid. From these categorical character explorations, we go deeper into backstory than we'd anticipated and closer to unlocking the secrets of the Dogs' homeworld. We also explore new corners of the ruined Earth: the fate of Middle America and the last rainforest. And... perhaps most importantly of all... The Lightning Dogs join the ranks of Ninja Turtles and Sonic the Hedgehog with something no good cartoon series can go without: a trademark food item! What is it? Well, you'd better scarf down this episode and find out!For links and more info, head to the mail episode page: http://nerdyshow.com/2016/10/lightning-dogs-007-return-to-wasteland See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Play Dead!28/10/2016 Duration: 01h03min
Join Cap, Tony, and Doug as they elaborate on the Lightning Dogs’ mission to Earth. What did they know and when did they know it?! Venturing to the planet of your gods is not a mission to be taken lightly. We also look for inspiration in building the world of The Wasteland – both the expected (classic rock album covers) and the unexpected (apocalypse prophecy). What pop culture characters do the Lightning Dogs take after? When does Glampire show his nefarious hand? And what’s the deal with that “plant guy”, anyway? These and many other mysteries will be mulled over.For links and more info, head to the mail episode page: http://nerdyshow.com/2016/10/lightning-dogs-006-play-dead/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Never Turn Tail25/10/2016 Duration: 01h08min
Once again we return to The Wasteland – a desolate future Earth where humanity is gone and the mutants that remain are lorded over by the villainous Glampire. The only righteous force left to tame the human world gone awry is the evolution of man’s best friend: The Lightning Dogs! These canine commandos’ shred through the desolate terrain on makeshift hotrods looking for answers in a world gone mad. Tune in to hear Cap, Tony, and Doug pitch crazy concepts and debate crazier back stories. You’ve heard us flesh out our heroes, but what about the villains? In this first part of a two-part puppy pile-up, we delve into the nefarious alien Glampire and his grotesque minion Halloween Jack!For links and more info, head to the mail episode page: http://nerdyshow.com/2016/10/lightning-dogs-005-never-turn-tail/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Strike Back18/10/2016 Duration: 01h40min
The Lightning Dogs crew reconvenes to revisit the world of the Wasteland. Join Cap, Doug, Tony, and Hex as they finalize the characteristics and power set of our final three Lightning Dogs: Narisa, Kane, and Kid. When your physiology is altered by an exploding galactic transit device, all kinds of things can happen! We explore a ton of possible power sets for these three and even revise some of the powers of the rest of the crew. With special abilities, the Lightning Dogs seem unstoppable, right? WRONG! We explore the torched rock once called “Earth” and the freakish minions ruled by Glampire. What lurks in the churning seas and in the farther reaches of the Wasteland? And if there’s any human survivors...what horrors have they become?For links and more info, head to the mail episode page: http://nerdyshow.com/2016/10/lightning-dogs-004-strike-back/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Unleashed11/10/2016 Duration: 01h05min
Our 80s-inspired, action figure-ready, cartoon universe is ever-growing. When last we checked in with Cap, Doug, Tony, Hex, and Brian, the Lightning Dogs had gained new team members, special powers, and their world expanded – but there’s still more work to do. In this episode we complete the core Lightning Dogs cast, brainstorm new villains and allies, and attempt to bring the world of the Wasteland to a point from which we can start telling full-fledged Lightning Dogs tales. Let us know what you think, send in your fan art, run with the pack, and never turn tail. #HowlnoiseFor links and more info, head to the mail episode page: http://nerdyshow.com/2016/10/lightning-dogs-003-unleashed/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Strike Twice08/10/2016 Duration: 56min
Lightning Dogs was conceived by accident, but this follow-up episode... this one's on purpose! Spurred on by popular demand from fans, Cap, Doug, Tony, Hex, and Brian reconvene to devote an entire episode to developing the concept. Last time, they only scratched the surface – creating the villainous Glampire and two heroes: Dingo and Pierre. There’s a lot of world building to be done, but can lightning strike twice? Buckle up, 'cause we're going to add more dogs to The Pack, build the series' origin, give our heroes special powers, vehicles, accessories, and much, much more.For links and more info, head to the mail episode page: http://nerdyshow.com/2016/10/lightning-dogs-002-strike-twice/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Lightning Strikes04/10/2016 Duration: 25min
Sometimes a great idea is truly like a bolt of lightning. And sometimes, if you're lucky enough, you can capture the exact moment that it strikes. That's what happened for us one fateful night while recording a podcast - we accidentally launched a concept that derailed the entire show and in no time, our lives. We couldn't stop talking about our favorite action figures and b-movies, while twisting them into strange creatures, weird adventures, and dog puns – lots of dog puns. Enter: The Lightning Dogs an uncanny sci-fi adventure about a pack of anthropomorphic dogs from another world, trapped on a post-apocalyptic Earth. Armed with special powers and their battle-ready vehicles, they combat the evil Glampire’s minions and keep his vampiric reach from extending to the stars. It's a crazy idea steeped in the glory of 80s and 90s cartoons... and we're on a quest to turn it into an actual animated series. But how does a project evolve from a tangential conversation into a fully-formed world of conflict and charac
The Greatest Animated Series You've Never Seen02/10/2016 Duration: 30s
Introducing the greatest animated series you’ve never seen: Lightning Dogs. These canine commandos are lost on a post-apocalyptic Earth and battling the forces of the evil Glampire. It’s a tribute to the cartoons and sci-fi of the 80s and Nerdy Show is hellbent on bringing it to life. Join us on our quest - from the moment lightning struck, to every worldbuilding session, and beyond as we make our crazy dream a reality.Roll with the pack at LightningDogs.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.