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9
May

Generation X

Join Scott and Hamish as they take a look back at what is technically the very first X-Men movie, the 1996 made-for-TV: "Generation X"! Listen as they review this feature length TV movie that was also a failed pilot for a possible series. They'll compare the original members of the team that are seen in the Uncanny X-Men and Generation X comic books to their live-action counterparts. They'll also discuss the new characters that were created just for this production, the interesting acting choices of Matt Frewer, scenes that were cut or reshot for television, and the possible impact that a picked up Generation X series would have on the X-Men cinematic franchise that would start only four years later. From cheesy CGI and X-ray vision, to accents and dream webs, they'll review it all! So put on your dream helmet and ride the white light as you laugh along with us! Zap! 

 

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18
Apr

Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (Teaser)

Join Scott along with Hamish and resident Star Wars expert Paul as they take an in-depth look at the new teaser for the highly anticipated follow-up to 2015's The Force Awakens: "Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi"! Listen as they breakdown every scene of our first taste of this new episode and discuss details you may have missed. They'll talk about the status of our heroes and villains since the last movie, what we can expect from Luke Skywalker, and what might be revealed in this episode of the saga. They'll also discuss the Journal of the Whills and how it may relate to this film, the concept of the grey side of the force, and why maybe the Jedi really do need to end. Will we find out Rey's history? Will we find out who Supreme Leader Snoke is? Will Rey be the first of a new force-wielding order? Why are all of Poe and Luke's nice things getting burned!? It's all discussed and much, much more! So put your ancient book back on the tree shelf, crawl into a rehabilitation pod and comb over every detail of this teaser along with us! May the force be with you! 

 

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28
Dec

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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 discussion and review of one of the most anticipated movies of the year: "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story"! Listen as they share their own viewing experiences, discuss details of the movie scene-by-scene, highlight the many nods to the the original trilogy, and compare the trailers to the final product they saw on the screen. They'll breakdown elements of the film that drew from George Lucas' original 70's source material like the Whills and Darth Vader's sanctum, as well as characters, vehicles and terms from modern Star Wars properties like Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels! They'll share their thoughts on the movie's plot, unexpected moments, and thrilling conclusion. What changes were made in reshoots? How well does the story fit Star Wars canon? Was it the best Star Wars prequel? These questions are answered and many, many more! So grab a glass of blue milk, snuggle up with Bor Gullet, and may the force be with you! 
 
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16
Nov

Sledge Hammer!: Under the Gun

Join Scott and Shawn as they take a look back at the pilot episode of a hilarious 1980's series that spoofed "Dirty Harry", with all of the comedic timing and wit of "Get Smart": "Sledge Hammer!" Listen as they discuss the fascinating career of the show's creator, Alan Spencer, who began his show business life sneaking on to the set of "Young Frankenstein" and being befriended by Marty Feldman! They'll breakdown the many visual gags, the wonderfully insane title character played by David Rasche, the parallels to the San Francisco of Clint Eastwood's Dirty Harry, changes from the original script, and much, much more! From famous guest stars and exaggerated action to a Marvel comic book tie-in and a feature film (that was totally changed) this influential cult classic had it all! So sit back with an inanimate object that you talk to, enjoy a cocktail weenie or two, and visit the insane, destructive world of "Sledge Hammer!" along with us! Trust us. We know what we're doing. 
 
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1
Jun

X-Men (1992): Come the Apocalypse

Join Scott and Hamish as they delve deep into the character of Apocalypse and break down the classic episode of the X-Men 1992 animated series entitled "Come the Apocalypse"! Listen as they discuss Apocalypse from his beginnings as Louise Simonson's leader of the "Alliance of Evil" in X-Factor #5 to his feature film debut in "X-Men: Apocalypse". They'll also review his four horsemen in their original forms, including the shocking transformation of Angel to Archangel in this episode, as well as the comic books. They'll also talk about the incredible anime intro that only aired in Japan (plus with some closing credits elsewhere), the ToyBiz line of action figures that was sometimes tied to the show, and a whole bunch of funny moments from the cartoon. And if that wasn't enough, Scott also plays a clip of an X-Men skit he recorded as a little kid. So put on your yellow spandex, leave Morph behind, and enjoy the show! 

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30
Apr

BONUS EPISODE: Captain America: Civil War (Spoiler-Free Review)

Join our special correspondent Hamish for an early (and don't worry, SPOILER-FREE) review of "Captain America: Civil War" in this bonus episode of Hitting Play! While the movie hits U.S. theaters on May 6th, it already opened in Australia on April 29th! So Hamish will give you the scoop on this highly anticipated newest entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. From continuing the personal journey of Captain America to furthering the story of The Avengers to introducing the Black Panther and Spider-Man, this movie has a lot to offer. Does it deliver? Hamish will tell us...without ruining it for us, of course! Go team Cap!...or Go team Iron Man! Whatever you prefer. 

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12
Apr

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Teaser Trailer)

Join Scott and his guests, Hamish and Paul, as they analyze every frame of the latest offering from the Star Wars franchise: the teaser trailer for "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story"! Listen as they discuss how the premise for this film had been hidden in plain sight within A New Hope the whole time, and how the genesis of this movie was nothing more than a quick pitch from a longtime Lucas Film employee. They'll discuss the many rumors surrounding Felicity Jones' character, Jyn Erso, if Diego Luna is playing Poe Dameron's father, if Darth Vader will make an appearance, where Forrest Whittaker, Donny Yen, and Wen Jiang's characters fit into the story, if Palpatine, Snoke, or someone else is inside of that glowing column, if Alan Tudyk is playing a converted Empire droid, and much, much more! From new characters and locations to familiar ships and bases, they discuss it all! We are only a few months away from yet another Star Wars movie! So speculate along with us and may the force be with you! 


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4
Apr

Captain America: Civil War (Comics and Trailers)

Join Scott and his guests, Kevin, and Civil War comics expert, Chet, as they delve deep and gear up for the much anticipated release of the latest movie of the Marvel Cinematic Universe: "Captain America: Civil War"! They'll first breakdown the seven-part Civil War comic book miniseries by Mark Millar and Steve McNiven, released in 2006, and theorize what story elements may be translated to the screen, what may be changed, and what the volumes of supplemental Civil War comics material add to this story. Then, they breakdown the two major Civil War movie trailers, and discuss how these scenes relate to the previous films of the MCU as well as the original comics source material. (As well as the first looks at Black Panther and Spider-Man!) Will there be another "Stamford incident"? Will another hero die? How will the character of Spider-Man be used in this story? Will Crossbones kill Captain America? All of these questions are tacked, and much much more! So step out of your cryonic containment, brush your perfect teeth, and enjoy the show! (After all, we could do this all day.) 

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9
Mar

Maximum Carnage

Join Scott and Hamish as they take a look back and discuss the epic Marvel Comics' Spider-Man crossover event of 1994 and the amazing video game it spawned: "Spider-Man and Venom: Maximum Carnage"! Listen as they review what made this video game unique, from its limited edition red cartridge to its comic book panel cut scenes, to its Green Jellÿ soundtrack. They'll also discuss its frustrating game play, the histories of the characters involved, their own personal experiences with the game, and much, much more! So rent the game, grab a pizza, and enjoy the show! (And watch out for bald guys with umbrellas!) 

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1
Mar

Sealab 2021: I, Robot

Join Scott as he takes a trip under the sea and reviews "I, Robot", a hilarious episode of the Adult Swim cartoon hit Sealab 2021! Listen as he details some of the craziest, and nonsensical conversations ever to take place on television. (There's a lot of talk about robot bodies!) He'll talk about the show's creators, Adam Reid and Matt Thompson, and how their discovery of an old tape in 1995 led them to the creation of this show, then Frisky Dingo, then Archer. Also mentioned is the great artist Alex Toth, who not only did art and design for the original series that this was based on, Sealab 2020, but also Space Ghost, Birdman, and many old Hanna Barbara cartoons that were given new life on Adult Swim. Scott also talks about Alex Toth's work on one key issue of X-Men, and how if it wasn't for the intervention of another comics legend, a certain classic character would've ended up looking like a weird Space Ghost villain. And much more! So put on your scuba gear, turn off your chainsaw hands, and enjoy the show! (Not you, Pod 6, you jerks!) 

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