Episode Fifty Eight: Super Mario Bros. (1993)

We take on Super Mario Bros., not exactly a classic and frequently disavowed by almost everyone involved with it... so perhaps it's ripe for a re-examination? Not quite. Mostly we wonder at the extraordinary poor fortune of trying and failing to make a video game adaptation both child-friendly and edgy, deciding to release a dinosaur-themed … Read more Episode Fifty Eight: Super Mario Bros. (1993)

Episode Fifty Seven: Masters of the Universe (1987)

We talk about that classic from our youths, Masters of the Universe, featuring a terrifyingly buff Dolph Lundgren, and admirably motivated Frank Langella, and a lot of apparently confused people doing their best to make something of this thing. I mentioned two articles from HitFix in this episode, and you can find them here and here. … Read more Episode Fifty Seven: Masters of the Universe (1987)

Episode Fifty Three: Starcrash (1979)

We discuss Starcrash this week: is it camp, an unmitigated disaster, or does it alternate between the two? How did they get Christopher Plummer and John Barry to show up for this thing? Why is there a sexist robot with a southern US accent? Oh for the days of Star Wars knock-offs filmed in Italy … Read more Episode Fifty Three: Starcrash (1979)

Episode Fifty Two: Never Too Young To Die

John Stamos is Never Too Young To Die in an odd film that aspires to be an American Bond Jr. adventure, an aspiration helped by the recruitment of George Lazenby but complicated by the decision to cast Gene Simmons as an evil hermaphrodite. Watch the film yourself here. If you dare.  

Episode Fifty One: Rappin’

We're back! Star Trek is great, but Gus and I needed to get back to discussing pop culture more generally. We're back with a bang, and if you've ever wondered what the 1985 film Rappin' is all about, this is the podcast for you. The film itself was an odd attempt to create a standard musical … Read more Episode Fifty One: Rappin’

Episode Fifty: Favourites

We talk favourites this week in episode fifty, and somehow don’t go near Star Trek. John talks Radiohead, Bob chats about some of the greatest novels ever written and Gus talks about News Radio being underrated. Also featuring zombie babies and two tired academics chatting about Justified and Sons of Anarchy.