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Echoes from the Borderlands – S1E10

Episode 10 - Beyond the Borderlands | Echoes from the Borderlands

Greetings, Vault Hunters! In this episode of Echoes From The Borderlands, we are talking about what’s beyond the Borderlands! Joel Watson brings the season to a close by chatting with guests Randy Pitchford, Randy Varnell, and Matt Ward.


  • Joel Watson – Creative Producer
  • Randy Pitchford – Founder Gearbox Entertainment
  • Randy Varnell – President GBX Properties
  • Matt Ward – Director, Cinema & Cinematics Dept.

Hidden Morse Code

  • “Til all are one” – Transformers
  • “Quotes are not the win if you missed the real treasures within”
  • “An exact duplicate of you only not as loud” – The Last Starfighter
  • “If you’ve come this far, maybe you’re willing to come a little further” – Shawshank Redemption
  • “Setec Astronomy” – Sneakers
  • “Entertain the world” – GBX Motto


  • 00:00 – Intro
  • 01:20 – Where does the Borderlands go from here?
  • 02:20 – Randy P: Are you still the one pushing the franchise?
  • 05:10 – What’s the ratio of things you have done and wanted to do?
  • 07:20 – Randy V, how did you get started at GBX?
  • 12:50 – Matt how did you experience the latest Borderlands release?
  • 17:41 – How do you prevent stagnation?
  • 19:55 – The crazy setup that’s Sanctuary 3
  • 21:05 – What dictates the expansion of the Borderlands?
  • 23:40 – Is a fully expanded universe the ultimate goal?
  • 27:22Lilith is not dead
  • 29:37Pandora’s Box Advert
  • 30:32 – With Borderlands we opened Pandora’s Box why would we close it?
  • 31:25 – How did Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands come to be?
  • 32:18 – Matt you worked on TTWL
  • 37:22 -When did a feature film become a goal for Borderlands?
  • 43:00The World of Borderlands Encyclopedia
  • 43:30 – How do we manage all our endeavors?
  • 49:05 – Lore Master?
  • 52:30 – Genvid Echovision
  • 53:10 – Why a cinematic department?
  • 58:08 – Borderlands on Broadway
  • 58:30 – The Future?
  • 1:01:00 – Marcus impression

My Reactions

  • Randy Varnell <3
  • Matt Ward has an impressive CV
  • A lot of awesome info drops throughout the Podcast.
  • Always great to see these passionate people talk about their craft.
  • 39:30 – Interesting to hear GBX rendered CGI and did pre-visualization for the Borderlands Movie. Kinda makes me wonder if we will see a Borderlands animated series in the future.
  • 52:30 – Note: Echocast is the Borderlands 3 Twitch extension, Echovision is the upcoming Massively Interactive Live Event series.
  • 1:04:00 – Future Seasons, yes please!

Behind the Scene Heroes:

  • April Johnson
  • Dakota Warren
  • Robert Fernandez
  • Hannah Terry


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