Hitting Play

23
Nov

“The Andy Kaufman Incident”

Join Scott as he takes a special look back at an interesting live television event that took place on the night of February 20, 1981. A late night sketch comedy show invited one of the most unique comedians of the time to host the episode. In the last sketch of the night, the host refused to act, resulting in a physical altercation on live television. Was this a real fight, started by a host with a reputation for his subversive behavior? Or was the whole thing planned ahead of time as a way to shock the TV audience? This week, Hitting Play delves into the sketch from ABC's show "Fridays" that later came to be known as "The Andy Kaufman Incident"! 
 
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24
May

Galactica 1980: Galactica Discovers Earth

Join Scott and Steve as they discuss the premiere episode of the short-lived reboot of the Battlestar Galactica franchise: "Galactica 1980"! Listen as they delve deep into the sordid details of this disastrous production, from over-inflated budgets and a writing staff rooting for the show's cancellation to dislike of child actors and a screenwriter who stayed thousands of miles away from the set. They'll also talk about the terrible three-episode story arc involving time warps, World War II, and a very distasteful flying motorcycle scene. Can you believe this thing was nominated for a primetime Emmy?! It was...for outstanding costume design! (That's right, the brown leather jackets were the true talent here.) So turn your vipers invisible, secure your language-tron translators, and laugh at this terrible show with us! 

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28
Dec

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

WARNING: SPOILERS AND MAJOR PLOT POINTS ARE DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE! MAKE SURE YOU SEE THE MOVIE BEFORE LISTENING! 

Join Scott and special guests Hamish and Paul for this Starkiller-sized discussion and review of the most anticipated movie of the year: "Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens"! Listen as they share their own unique opening weekend theater experiences, discuss details of the movie scene-by-scene, highlight the many parallels to the original trilogy, and compare the massive hype to the final product they saw on the screen. They'll share their thoughts on each character, talk about J.J. Abrams' handling of the source material, reveal some hidden cameos, rank The Force Awakens among the other Star Wars films, theorize where the story goes from here, and much more! What questions were answered? What questions were answered? What new questions arose? Han, Leia, Chewbacca, C3PO, R2D2, and Luke? Rey, Finn, Poe, BB-8, Kylo Ren, Phasma, Hux, and Snoke? They talk about it all! So prepare yourself a quarter portion (maybe two), sit back, and explore the galaxy with us! 

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19
Dec

BONUS EPISODE: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (Our Immediate Reactions)

WARNING: SPOILERS AND MAJOR PLOT POINTS ARE DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE! MAKE SURE YOU SEE THE MOVIE BEFORE LISTENING! 

Join Scott and Shawn as they discuss their immediate reaction to seeing Star Wars Episode VII The Force Awakens on opening day. Shawn and Scott recorded this discussion on their ride to and from the theater to capture their initial opinions of what they just saw. On the way, they'll talk about some lingering questions they had about the film, and on the way back, if those questions were answered, and even some new ones that arose. (They'll also talk about the stern warning that the projectionist gave to the crowd after pausing the movie. That was a first.) So take a ride to the theater with us, and may the force be with you! 

For a more in-depth discussion of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, check out our next episode. 

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2
Nov

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (3rd Trailer)

Join Scott and Star Wars expert Paul as they breakdown every little detail of the third trailer for the most anticipated film of the year: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens! Listen as they speculate on the motivations of Kylo Ren, what the Starkiller Base actually is, the origin story of Finn, and the mystery that is the absence of Luke Skywalker. They'll also address the questions: Who are the Knights of Ren? Why are stormtroopers burning homes? How did BB-8 land on Jakku? Do Finn and Poe Dameron dislike each other? Does Chewbacca die? And many more! They'll also discuss appearances by Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), Rey's (Daisy Ridley) life on Jakku, and the amazing work by J.J. Abrams. Then, using the other two trailers and official poster, they'll try to put together the pieces of the puzzle and guess the framework of the story. So much to discuss, so little time left! May the sequels be with you! 

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21
Sep

COMMENTARY: Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace

Join Scott and special guest, Star Wars expert Paul as they travel down a painful road, delve deep into a dark memory from their childhoods, and watch George Lucas' first installment of the Star Wars prequels: the infamous "Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace"! Listen as they discuss some of the terrible CGI, the crazy names and backstories for the many background characters, and make a somewhat modest defense for Jake Lloyd. (Hey, he was just a kid.) They'll point out cameos you may have missed, talk about "Episode I Racer" for Nintendo 64, and reminisce about falling for the hype and buying merchandise for the movie. All in real time as they watch the movie!!! Oh, and a "mystery guest" also calls in! 

It's a regular episode, but as an added bonus, it also syncs up with the movie! So, if you can, pop in your copy of the movie and listen along, otherwise just listen and enjoy our misery! 

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1
Jun

The Simpsons: Bart Vs. Australia (w/ Hamish McGregor)

Join Lily, Shawn, Scott, and special guest Hamish, joining them all the way from Australia, as they discuss the classic (and somewhat controversial) Simpsons episode: Bart Vs. Australia! Listen as Hamish sets the matters straight regarding all of the misrepresented aspects of Australian culture in this episode. Do Koalas create power outages? Is Foster's a popular Australian beer? How prevalent is boomerang throwing? Does Hamish eat kangaroos? How culturally accurate is the Outback Steakhouse? Hamish patiently fields all of these questions, and many more! A discussion that spans the globe! This episode is a bottle of beauty! 

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