rosdaddy: Just a reminder - If you're new to the ICJ realm, or want to learn a little bit more than what you know - Check out this incredible episode of the Coarse Grind Podcast with host (yours truly) talking with some ICJ fan legends about the greatest show to eve
Oct 12, 2022 0:00:57 GMT -5
Sanji Himura: Depends. If you actually visited the place, then it would go under Restaurant Recommendations. If not, then maybe under Iron Chef/Challenger discussion.
Jul 1, 2022 18:59:18 GMT -5
okonomiyagi: Say I want to post a restaurant review of a chef featured on an iteration of the show: would that go under the board for the show, or under Iron Chef/Challenger discussion?
Jul 1, 2022 10:50:36 GMT -5
ironnut77: Sanji - I believe that "two victory" rule was in the very early days of the original show, scrapped after 1993 or so.
Jun 28, 2022 8:00:54 GMT -5
Sanji Himura: Few were brave enough to try it in ICJ, I can count a few of them off the top of my head, Toshiro Kandagawa is a top contender.
Jun 27, 2022 18:31:31 GMT -5
Sanji Himura: Tell me the truth here. Am I the only one who is slightly put off over the fact that the challenger in the final battle did NOT get to pick her Iron Chef of choice to do battle with? Two victories over an IC in ICJ earns a chef IC status...
Jun 27, 2022 18:30:13 GMT -5
Man Alive!: Those were the days! Kitchen Stadium took in many refugees from the wonderful Iron Fans community. I miss the old crew!
May 13, 2022 1:43:08 GMT -5
ironnut77: rosdaddy - ManAlive was indeed with us on IronFans. A bunch of the IronFans members followed him here once that site was defunct. Sadly, not many remain active today.
May 12, 2022 10:20:55 GMT -5
rosdaddy: Hey ManAlive - Nice to digitally meet you (or, re-meet if you were on the boards back in the early oughts)
May 11, 2022 23:23:38 GMT -5
Man Alive!: I'm still here! My heart swells every time I see renewed interest in Iron Chef!
May 5, 2022 1:38:18 GMT -5
ironnut77: Haven't seen ManAlive in a while - hope all is well, and that he can see the slight uptick in activity on this site recently. ICJ is STILL alive!
Apr 27, 2022 7:37:05 GMT -5
ironnut77: Dust? More like clumps of clay Welcome back Rosdaddy!
Mar 30, 2022 7:51:16 GMT -5
rosdaddy: *blows dust off his old IronFans username* Well, would you look at that...here I am...again. WHAT'S UP, IRONFANS ALUMS?? (And everyone else!) Hi!!!!
Mar 29, 2022 21:41:10 GMT -5
Man Alive!: A reboot of Iron Chef is coming to Netflix! And welcome, icfanus5!
Jan 20, 2022 20:02:24 GMT -5
icfanus5: Hello all and Happy New Year! Long time IC fan. Started watching when I was probably 10 or 11 years old, I'm 35 now! I'm sad to see a lot of the people no longer with us, like Kobe and Kandagawa.
Jan 2, 2022 16:44:56 GMT -5
Post by Man Alive! on Oct 14, 2018 22:55:12 GMT -5
I watched the first episode and will be watching the second episode soon. Having seen bits and pieces of the original broadcast, I believe that this version has been edited down a bit... which was probably a good call for general audiences in the US. The program itself is slick and the food looks sublime. I appreciate all of the callbacks to the original series in terms of the presentation, though the lack of “Backdraft” music is definitely felt. The dubbing isn’t quite as natural as the classic episodes, unfortunately, but overall I’m pleased with the finished product and am looking forward to the next two episodes.
I finally got around to watching "Battle Chicken" yesterday. I realized I neglected to set my DVR to record the "second" episode on Saturday - oh well...
Generally, I was impressed with some things and more unimpressed with others. Here is a very short break-down:
-- It is good to see Iron Chef back as it "should be." -- The food looked absolutely fantastic! -- The cuts to commercial that were edited into the American broadcast are very well done, actually an improvement over the quick cuts of the Food Network days.
-- The pre-selection of the Iron Chef and the Challenger are too "Iron Chef America"-like for me and I did not agree. -- The music is absolutely awful. I have not watched the original Japanese broadcast - please tell me this wasn't what was used there? -- The over-abundance of commentators on the panel were not necessary; give me just two (like Fukui and Hattori of old) and I will be just fine. I will say the new female floor reporter was decent. -- The dubbing was pretty bad, like "old school Godzilla" bad. That said, we should count ourselves fortunate to have this in dubbed format. Someone paid for that, and didn't have to. We could have very easily have had a subtitled version, which I know some prefer, in all fairness. -- The overall "feel" of the program, while still much better than Iron Chef America, could not hope to match the original ICJ of old. The "epic" feeling was missing, and everyone seemed to be just going through the motions. The Iron Chef's unenthusiastic reaction to the verdict says it all.
So, all in all, this show did not elicit the excitement in me that I used to feel (and still feel, if I re-watch) from the Food Network episodes of old. I don't see myself going out of my way to watch this again, but will do so if I can remember to record it.
There is a potential positive though. As they are sister stations, and as the dubbing was paid for, perhaps these new episodes will "bleed" over into the Food Network line up at some point. That station has a wider audience, and such a move might (just might) bring about newly dubbed episodes of the original show, or at least re-airings of the old episodes. This would MAYBE garner new interest and get people talking anew. It is probably a pipe dream, but worth mentioning...
A side note - interesting that they are airing Battle Chicken, which was shown toward the middle of the new show's run.