Monday, June 20, 2022

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial - 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 E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, here's a few extra bits you might find interesting...

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (Commentary)

It's been 40 years since the release of Steven Spielberg's heartwarming (and heart-glowing) blockbuster E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and we're celebrating with a full commentary track for the movie. Listen as we wax nostalgic about Star Wars toys and Atari games, note the film's parallels with other Spielberg productions such as Close Encounters and Poltergeist, and ponder why there are so many Raggedy Ann dolls in the Taylor household. Listen for our countdown to start your copy of the movie. Warning: Contains explicit language, spoilers, and some inarticulate crying.

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Friday, June 3, 2022

Invaders From Mars (1953) - 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 Invaders From Mars, here's a few extra bits you might find interesting...


Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Invaders From Mars (1953)

Gee whiz!!! Noel Thingvall joins us once again as we burrow into the sand to face William Cameron Menzies' classic 1953 sci-fi chiller Invaders From Mars. Listen as we debate the effectiveness of the film's nightmarish final reveal, criticize Martian mutant couture, and re-examine Tobe Hooper's 1986 remake of the movie. Warning: Contains explicit language, spoilers, and an epic battle with a spider.

Our theme song is "Nostalgia TV" by Edward Jonathan Blakeley through Lynne Publishing.

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Do you think humanity is just reality TV for extra-terrestrials? Want to share your recurring nightmare of large awkward green men with us? Do you kill household spiders or spare their lives? Leave a comment and keep the conversation going.

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

This Island Earth - 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 This Island Earth, here's a few extra bits you might find interesting...


This Island Earth

Clear your interociter screens as Noel Thingvall joins us again to discuss the pulpy sci-fi thriller This Island Earth from 1955. Listen as we examine the changing politics in the adaptation of the story from its source novel, comment how on how the film's reputation was changed by Mystery Science Theater 3000, and detail the impressive filmography of Orangey the Cat. Warning: Contains explicit language, spoilers, and confusion over the pronunciation of Faith Domergue's name.

Our theme song is "Nostalgia TV" by Edward Jonathan Blakeley through Lynne Publishing.

CinemaSpection is now part of the Fireside Alliance. Check out the many awesome shows available through the network here

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Listen to us on Stitcher here.

Interested in getting more from this episode? Check out supplemental material for this episode here.

Are you interested in biopics about animal actors? Do you know where we can find an instruction manual for an interociter? Have an opinion on the effectiveness of the creature puppet from The Giant Claw? Leave a comment and keep the conversation going.