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Black Tribbles

Presenting the Award-Winning BLACK TRIBBLES, a look at everything in geek culture by the 5-headed hairy hoard of Philly's own Black Tribbles. An insane network of delicious podcasts await you starting with the mothership, BLACK TRIBBLES PRIME, a weekly radio show broadcast on WPPM 106.5FM Philadelphia; GUTTER TALK weekly comic book shop talk from the Hero Complex in Manayunk; TRIBBLE NATION a monthly look into geek culture from a global perspective; plus current movie reviews in SPOILED TRIBBLES, season reviews of The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones in DEAD TRIBBLES TALKING and THRONE OF TRIBBLES. We also present OCTAVIA CITY, our annual series of shows & specials dedicated to Afrofuturism and sci-fi author, the late Octavia Butler. And there's more to come. BLACK TRIBBLES is unofficial and not authorized, sponsored or licensed by CBS | They like us, though :) STAR TREK and TRIBBLES are ™ CBS Studios | BLACK TRIBBLES is ® Leonard Webb
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Now displaying: August, 2016
Aug 30, 2016
Yaphet Kotto in a comedy. Talented young actors speaking a jive dialect unlike any spoken before. Rudy Ray Moore exists. The Monkey Hustle. What is The Monkey Hustle? The movie doesn't know. Do you?
Aug 30, 2016
San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick has taken the controversial stance of sitting during the National Anthem in order to raise awareness to police brutality being inflicted on black men - NOT to dishonor the military.He has said as much on numerous occasions. Many people understand. Most don't or disagree with the protest itself. The Ran of Steel weighs in.
Aug 30, 2016
The Ran of Steel loves hip-hop, Superman and sports. He loves his Philadelphia teams and he knows you do too. He just wants to know why?
Aug 26, 2016
This very special episode of the GRRL Show explores the field of education just in time for the Back-to-School season. Listen as Cheetara Tribble (DJ Aura), SailorSolarFlare Tribble (Blair Allen), AquaBliss Tribble (Bobbie Koenig), and the newly designated Atsela Tribble (Maggie Nicholson-Schenk) explore just what it means to be an educator in Philadelphia.
Aug 26, 2016
Johnny Destructo, the BatTribble, Tim From Last Week, and Liz CrookedxHill gather at the Hero Complex to discuss our non-superheroic Netflix wishlists, and some very Unpopular Geek Opinions (and a few popular ones and one especially explosive big one!)
Aug 25, 2016
The Men of the MICHEAUX sit aboard an empty bridge and marinate, conversate and enumerate the thoughts, reasons and plotting that went into each of them - Len aka The BatTribble and Vince, known as Jack Tribble - to create their version of THE ULTIMATE CREW OF STAR TREK!
Aug 24, 2016
The streets of Cleveland in the wake of Martin Luther King's death are teeming with threats of militant violence and one man's disillusionment and paranoia uncorks the tension in harsh tones. An unforgiving naked look at a urgent time in history through the story of a black man losing his soul, starring Julian Mayfield, Ruby Dee, Max Julien, Raymond St. Jacque and directed by Jules Dissian. An criminally unrecognized crime classic.
Aug 22, 2016
Gathered together at Amalgam Comics for week 1 of the Philly Podcast Festival, the Black Tribbles hold a unique draft for Team Jedi and Team Starfleet in a week 2 RPG created for Black Tribbles by Nerdarchy - STAR v STAR: THE TREK FOR THE FORCE.
Aug 19, 2016
Jared Axelrod of the wildly entertaining podcast The Voice From Planet X lends his immense and intense Trekonian intellect to a fun filled deconstruction of all of the best enemies to plaque the Star Trek universe of shows and movies. In the end though all roads lead to the Romulans.
Aug 18, 2016
Sausage Party SPOILED! Stranger Things REALLY SPOILED! Steven Universe UNFILTERED CUSTOMER PRAISE! Don't say we didn't warn you! JD, The BatTribble and special customer guest Keira drop knowledge in between the panels, down in the Gutters. Plus listener email talks about Frank Cho, Dwayne McDuffie and more.
Aug 18, 2016
The Ran steps his whole foot in it, shaking a big ol' toe at the world wide webs and the venom being spewed in the direction of actor/writer/director Nate Parker (The Birth of A Nation) over his acquittal for a 1999 rape case.
Aug 17, 2016
The Men of the Mission sit down with actor DORIAN MISSICK (Animal Kingdom) to dig all into Spike Lee's CLOCKERS with name drops on Anthony Mackie, Mekhi Phifer and a peek behind the steel of Marvel's Luke Cage, starring future guest of the MIcheaux Mission and MRS. DORIAN MISSICK - Simone 'Misty Knight' Missick.
Aug 15, 2016
JD is joined by Tim From Last Week, The Official Grace Gordon and Liz CrookedxHill to discuss Sex and Violence in Comics, and Bryan Lee O'Malley's Snotgirl issue 1! Then David Gallaher and Steve Ellis sit down with us to talk about their creator-owned book THE ONLY LIVING BOY!
Aug 12, 2016
Social media darling TANESHIA NASH LAIRD stops by the studio, with a Tribble from days gone-by in tow, to help The Tribs praise THE TOP 10 WOMEN OF STAR TREK but not before Kennedy showers actor Leslie Jones with buckets of love and we stick a Trek in a capsule.
Aug 11, 2016
Seth Rogen and his usual suspects including James Franco, Paul Rudd and Craig Robinson have opened a can of disturbia that comes to theaters fresh in its package, slightly spoiled but definitely funny. The Supermarket Flick (new genre?) uses its animated features to its fullest and most baked potential. Definitely - DEFINITELY - not for children!
Aug 11, 2016
Randy The Voice of Reason returns with another Lawn Removal request for those still debating which cape can beat which cape.
Aug 10, 2016
The 1980s may have been a renaissance for science fiction movies with Star Wars and its sequels, Star Trek and Buckaroo Banzai lighting the skies and filling the seats. But a non-descript science fiction-ish slavery allegory set in the rumbling streets of Harlem offers a more cerebral thoughtful brand of galactic whimsy.
Aug 7, 2016
The celebration of SuperTribble's first born reaching those precious yet dreaded teen years has the big guy in an especially contemplative state about the reality of geekdom in the 21st century. As such.
Aug 5, 2016
Our girl Rhonda, the Luddite Tribble, joins us for an entertaining and educating night of Wonder Woman, holodecks, replicators and inertial dampeners. We give away posters and tickets and try to give away a game but nevertheless, the Countdown to STAR TREK: MISSION NEW YORK continues in grand fashion.
Aug 4, 2016
The Ran of Steel returns with a word or two and such and so for Nerds and a thing or two or three for Sports Fans as well. Enjoy old head musings in your ear cavity!
Aug 4, 2016
It was meant to be 'just another comic book movie.' Now the fate of Warner Brothers Pictures and DC Entertainment rides on the shoulders of WIll Smith, Margot Robbie and director David Ayer's off-the-wall action romp. The Tribbles + Ben Silverio (Movie Smackdown!) and Geekadelphia's Dan have four words for you - Thank God for Viola!
Aug 3, 2016
How do you transplant a good old fashion Southern Gothic onto the boiling streets of 1990s Los Angeles? Writer/director Charles Burnett makes it so in a tale rich with mysticism, symbolism and cynicism starring Danny Glover, Mary Alice and the award-winning Sheryl Lee-Ralph.
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