Thursday, April 29, 2021

The Day the Earth Stood Still - 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 The Day the Earth Stood Stillhere's a few extra bits you might find interesting...


The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

 

We're going back to 1951 and another formative film of classic science fiction as we discuss Robert Wise's The Day the Earth Stood Still. Listen as we explore the film's political messages and religious subtext, praise Gort as one of science fiction's mightiest robots, and propose the existence of a cinematic universe built around bit player Roy Engel. Warning: Contains explicit language, spoilers, and nucular.... um... nuclear proliferation.

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Just what does 'Klaatu Barada Nikto' actually mean? Having issues with your electrical devices shutting off? Where do you think Bobby went for the second half of this movie? Leave a comment and keep the conversation going.

Saturday, April 17, 2021

The Man From Planet X - 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 The Man From Planet X, here's a few extra bits you might find interesting...


The Man From Planet X

 

We're taking a trip back to the foggy moors of Scotland to meet up with a groundbreaking but not often celebrated figure in the history of science fiction: It's The Man From Planet X! Listen as we discuss how this idiosyncratic alien invasion flick from 1951 set the template for outer space menaces for decades to come, marvel over director Edgar G. Ulmer's resourcefulness in the face of a tiny budget, and explore how the film reflects cold war paranoia and the national fascination with flying saucers. Warning: Contains explicit language, spoilers, and boogey doings.

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

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Have any nostalgic anecdotes about encountering this strange film on TV? Have a theory as to what odious crime Dr. Mears committed in the past? Do you think the title visitor is a friend or foe? Leave a comment and keep the conversation going.

Saturday, April 3, 2021

First Run - Godzilla vs. Kong

In our latest First Run episode, we're going ringside for the battle of the century as the Eighth Wonder of the World throws down with the King of the Monsters in Godzilla vs. Kong. Who wins this gargantuan match-up? Can this epic creature feature live up to its titan-sized hype? How does director Adam Wingard fare with this blockbuster outing? Listen in to find out. Warning: Contains explicit language, spoilers, and equine brain functions.

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

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Did you have money on either of the title monsters? Do you think the Monsterverse should continue and if so, where should it go? Have you uncovered more movie references we missed? Leave a comment and keep the conversation going.

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

The Babadook - 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 The Babadook, here's a few extra bits you might find interesting...

The Babadook


By listener request, we're answering that knock at the door and letting in The Babadook from 2014. Listen as we discuss the film's roots in fairy tales and silent horror films, examine director Jennifer Kent's meticulous visual style, and comment on the title monster's unlikely role as an LGBTQ pride icon. Warning: Contains explicit language, spoilers, and demonic pop-up books.


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

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Have you spotted the Babadook under your bed at night? How do you deal with chronic insomnia? Want to share any funny anecdotes involving kids and catapults? Leave a comment and keep the conversation going.

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Boston Science Fiction Marathon SF46 - 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 Boston Science Fiction Marathon, here's a few extra bits you might find interesting...

Boston Science Fiction Marathon SF46

It's another nerve-shredding 24 hours of movie-watching for us as we yet again battle fatigue to record our experiences of the 46th installment of the Boston Science Fiction Marathon. Due to the quarantine, everyone will be viewing from home this year, but the 'Thon lives on. Join us as we witness gooey alien-human mating, evaluate the effectiveness of various alien-hunting squads, and debate movie marathon scheduling. Warning: Contains explicit language, spoilers, and gin goblins.

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

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Would you risk sex with an alien? Which version of The Thing do you prefer? Where do arrogant movie scientists get together to go for a beer? Leave a comment and keep the conversation going.

Sunday, January 31, 2021

The Best of 2020 - 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 Best Movies of 2020, here's a few extra bits you might find interesting...


The Best of 2020

As we mercifully close the book on the mess that was 2020, it’s time to look back and discuss our favorite movies of the past year. As we count down our top ten, we also reflect on how the pandemic changed film distribution in positive and negative ways, celebrate the diverse stories presented in cinema throughout the year, and reveal how one of our favorite defunct movie theaters has been immortalized on film. Warning: Contains explicit language, spoilers, and a horrible bovine pun.

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

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Any films you think we should have included in our lists? Are you optimistic about the movies we'll (hopefully) see in 2021? Are there too many streaming services out there? Leave a comment and keep the conversation going.


Wednesday, January 6, 2021

First Run - Wonder Woman 1984


For our first First Run episode in a long time, we're revealing the truth about the second cinematic adventure of DC Comic's greatest heroine by wrapping our golden lasso around Wonder Woman 1984. Amid the storm of criticism and controversy surrounding Patty Jenkins' follow-up to her 2017 hit, how does the movie fare with us? Warning: Contains explicit language, spoilers, but not nearly enough Robin Wright.

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

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Where do you stand on Diana's latest quest? Do you know where we parked our invisible jet? What are your hopes for Wonder Woman III? Leave a comment and keep the conversation going.