Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Quatermass and the Pit - Supplement

While we try to cover as much as we can in our episodes, there's always more to see, hear, and read about a movie that can enhance your viewing experience. If you enjoyed our episode on Quatermass and the Pit, here's a few extra bits you might find interesting...



Episode 89: Quatermass and the Pit / Five Million Years to Earth


We welcome Noel Thingvall to the show as we excavate our first Hammer film, Quatermass and the Pit (a.k.a. Five Million Years to Earth),  featuring that most British of sci-fi heroes, Bernard Quatermass. Listen as we discuss the brilliant career of Quatermass creator Nigel Kneale, examine the social, religious, and political themes buried beneath the film's surface, and speculate on who might play the good professor in a reboot. Warning: Contains spoilers (for this film and all the various Quatermass productions), explicit language, and unusual product placement opportunities for liquor brands.



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Monday, July 1, 2019

The Last Starfighter - Supplement

While we try to cover as much as we can in our episodes, there's always more to see, hear, and read about a movie that can enhance your viewing experience. If you enjoyed our episode on The Last Starfighter, here's a few extra bits you might find interesting...


Episode 88: The Last Starfighter


Bust out the quarters because we're aiming to break some high scores with our discussion of The Last Starfighter from the summer of 1984. Listen as we reminisce about our video game-infused childhoods, point out the unmistakable influence of Star Wars on this arcade-era space opera, and comment on the film's groundbreaking computer effects. Warning: Contains explicit language, spoilers, and heteronormative space aliens.



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Sunday, June 16, 2019

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) - Supplement

While we try to cover as much as we can in our episodes, there's always more to see, hear, and read about a movie that can enhance your viewing experience. If you enjoyed our episode on Invasion of the Body Snatchers, here's a few extra bits you might find interesting...


Episode 87: Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)


Break out the coffee and grab those energy drinks because we've got to stay awake to watch Philip Kaufman's unnerving 1978 remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers. We discuss how the pod people serve as an adaptable metaphor for different social fears, soak in the atmosphere of paranoia created by Kaufman and his collaborators, and freak out over some inappropriate banjo music. Warning: Contains explicit language, spoilers, and one fancy cutting board countertop.



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