Hitting Play

26
Sep

The Cantina: Spaceship Pilot

Join Scott and Hamish for an interesting look back at a very strange and short-lived TV show from the early 80s, the Star Wars themed sitcom "The Cantina". Listen as they discuss this odd and long forgotten series starring Billy Crystal as the struggling Mos Eisley cantina barkeep Blorp and his one employee, the clumsy, yet ambitious wolf man Grunchy, played by Tony Danza. They'll talk about the many factors that ultimately led to the show getting cancelled after three episodes: its poor props and makeup, its silly acting, and most of all, its frequent commercial breaks. With a decently famous cast, (along with guest stars like Ed O'Neill, Craig T. Nelson, and Sally Field) and the Star Wars mythos backing it up, how could a show like this possibly fail? Very easily, it turns out. So put down your lightsaber mop, grab a sugar glass mug of bantha milk and listen to whatever this thing is!

Oh, and if you've read this far, you deserve to know that this is a fake show we made up for our Hitting Play commercial clip show. Hope you get a chuckle out of it!

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4
Jun

BONUS EPISODE: Danger 5 (w/ Hamish McGregor)

Join Lily, Shawn, Scott, and special guest Hamish as they sit down for a bonus episode of Hitting Play to discuss Australian TV and films, especially the great series Danger 5. Listen to Hamish's interesting tale of how his funny and creative Danger 5-themed Vines caught the attention of the show's creators, and how his fandom ultimately earned him an invite to meet the cast and crew and appear in an episode! 

He'll also help the crew properly pronounce Canberra, accidentally create a concept for an Australian Michael Bay film, and compare the current state of television in Australia and the U.S. So sit back with a hot prawn cocktail, pour yourself a tomato ketchup daiquiri, and enjoy the show!  

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19
May

Atari: Game Over

Join Lily, Shawn, and Scott as they review Atari: Game Over, the first documentary in Xbox Live's Signal to Noise series. Listen as they discuss the rise and fall of Atari Inc., the colossal commercial failure of E.T. The Game, the urban legend of the burial of millions of unsold E.T. The Game cartridges in a New Mexico landfill, and the years of undeserved blame placed on game designer Howard Scott Warshaw. From the Atari 2600 to Game Genie to Raspberry Pis to why having Steven Spielberg attached to your project may not necessarily be a good thing, they talk about it all!(Also Scott surprises the crew with a gift to commemorate the episode.) Hopefully this is one to phone home about! 

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12
May

The Tick (1994): The Tick vs. the Idea Men (w/ K1 of One Wall Cinema)

Join Lily, Shawn, Scott, and special guest Kevin (AKA K1 of the movie riffing group One Wall Cinema) as they review the first episode of the great animated superhero parody of the mid 1990s: The Tick! Listen as they discuss The Tick's humble beginnings as a comic book store mascot, its hilarious city full of characters, the great toys that were made of those characters, its short lived live-action spinoff, and more! "The City" really needs a good therapist. Hug your destiny and enjoy the show! SPOON!!!!!


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3
May

Gigantor: Struggle at the South Pole

Join Lily, Shawn, Scott, and a special guest, Shawn's brother Dan, as they breakdown the first episode of the 1960's Japanese animated export: Gigantor! Listen as they discuss its origins in manga, Dan's childhood fondness of it, its transformation from a popular anime to a confusing "westernized" cartoon, and its multitudinous array of hilarious flaws. Can Gigantor think for himself? Why is only Jimmy allowed to wield such great power? Does hot water freeze faster? They'll take on all of these questions, and many more. Gigantor! Gigantor! Gigaaa-aaa-aaan-torrr!

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22
Apr

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Phantasms (w/ Bonnaventure James)

Join Lily, Scott, as they're joined by special guest Jaron (AKA Bonnaventure James, the great electronic musician from Calgary, Alberta) to breakdown Phantasms, the strange episode from the seventh season of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Listen as they discuss the imagery of Data's nightmares, the convenience of his many abilities, and why you should never buy your engine parts from Thanatos VII. Not to mention all of the delicious cellular peptide cake talk! This is a special one, but as Freud once said, "Sometimes a podcast is just a podcast." 

All music used in this episode is from Bonnaventure James' EP "Not By A Mile". Download it on iTunes: https://itun.es/us/OxYE6

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25
Mar

Arrow: Pilot

Join Lily, Shawn, and Scott as they enter the dark and brooding world of everybody's favorite hooded archer: Arrow! Listen as they take you through the history of the Green Arrow in comics, discuss why almost everybody in this show is a terrible person, and explain why this is just The CW's grittty mix of Batman, Robin Hood and My Name is Earl, with a little Hamlet and Harry and the Hendersons thrown in. (Listen and you'll get it.) And, as a bonus, Lily opens a present given to her by Shawn and Scott.

(Disclaimer: There are some very minor Arrow season 1 spoilers. Don't worry, they're brief and you'll know when they're coming.)

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16
Mar

Rock, Rot & Rule (w/ Tom Scharpling and the FOTs)

Join Lily, Shawn, and Scott for this special episode as they pay tribute to The Best Show and discuss a greatly underappreciated piece of comedy, the Scharpling & Wurster classic: Rock, Rot & Rule! Learn the history of The Best Show and the one phone call that started it all. Joining in the discussion and calling in with some favorite Rock, Rot & Rule and Best Show moments of their own, are fans, favorite callers, and even Tom Scharpling himself! (Oh, and Jon Wurster contributes one word too.)

A big thank you to everybody that called in and contributed to this episode:
Andrew, Dan, Daniel, McDavis, Nathan, Elizabeth, Sasha, Steve, Dave, Andy, Nick, Linnea, Bonnaventure, Wally Wackiman, Evan, and last but not least Mr. Tom Scharpling! You guys rule!
 
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