Hitting Play

7
Jun

Round The Twist: Spaghetti Pig Out

Join Shawn, Scott, and special guest Hamish, as they breakdown "Spaghetti Pig Out" a popular episode of the Australian children's television classic "Round The Twist"! Listen as they discuss the background of this show, from a series of short story books by author Paul Jennings to four seasons over eleven years on Australian television. They'll talk at length about the lighthouse-dwelling Twist family, outlandish moments from the series that could never be in an American made TV show, as well as the logistics and dangers of using a remote that can control reality. And of course they'll also discuss a bunch of differences between Australian and American culture. This one's a ton of fun, so finish your spaghetti, hit play on your remote, and enjoy the show! 

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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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16
Mar

Firefly: Serenity

Join Shawn and Scott as they breakdown "Serenity", not the feature film, but the true pilot for the cult sci-fi series that was canceled much to soon: "Firefly". Listen as they discuss what made this different from other works of science fiction, why FOX actually aired the pilot episode last, the unique fusion of American and Chinese cultures found throughout the series, and much more! They'll also talk about the great characters, the parallels that can be drawn to the American Old West, the attention to detail in the show's look, the excellent writing by creator Joss Whedon, and why lawn chair technology evidently hasn't changed in 500 years. So sit back, gnaw on a nutritional immunization bar and enjoy this episode like a strawberry. Ooh grandpa! 

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16
Feb

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: Pilot, Part 2

Join Scott and Kevin as they continue into the future and review the second part of the pilot for the highly anticipated series about a group of individuals with special abilities assembled by a time traveler from the 22nd century to stop a despotic ruler from conquering the world: DC's Legends of Tomorrow! Listen as they discuss the many issues with Hawkman and Hawkgirl's memories, the logical flaws of the "Amon dagger", the coincidences in the story surrounding alpha particles, their problems with the climactic fight, and much more! Should disruptions in the timeline happen instantaneously? Do the "Back To The Future" rules of time travel apply here? Where were the 1970's incarnations of the "Hawk-couple", and why have they neglected their son? They talk about it! So choose to fish instead of cutting bait, listen to the show, and set an alarm clock in case you pass out! 

And look for our review of Part One in last weeks episode! 

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9
Feb

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: Pilot, Part 1

Join Scott and Kevin as they review the first part of the pilot for the highly anticipated series about a group of individuals with special abilities assembled by a time traveler from the 22nd century to stop a despotic ruler from conquering the world: DC's Legends of Tomorrow! Listen as they discuss, in detail, the characters in this show from their mostly golden and silver age origins in the pages of DC Comics, to their live action debuts in the various shows of the "Arrowverse". They'll talk about the troubles of trying to tell a good time travel story, what characters they liked and disliked, and the interesting acting choices by Wentworth Miller. So grab a timeship, set a course for this episode, and enjoy the show. Oh, and try not to disrupt the timeline! (Just kidding! Very few things actually bother the timeline, it seems.) 

And look for our review of Part Two in next weeks episode! 

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27
Jan

Space: 1999: Breakaway

Join Scott and Steve as they party like it's 1999 and review "Breakaway" the first episode of an oft-forgotten campy piece of 70s science fiction: Space: 1999! From its strangely placed funky theme song, to its bland, impractical uniforms, they talk about it all! Listen as they detail the adventure of the newly appointed Moonbase Alpha commander, John Koenig and Dr. Helena Russell (played by a disgruntled Martin Landau and his, at the time, wife, Barbara Bain), as they attempt to solve the mystery of the cleverly named "Meta-probe astronaut virus infection" (which also might be radiation or magnetism) and...oh yeah, while they are working on the case, THE ENTIRE MOON breaks away from Earth's orbit! They'll also discuss the show's rocky start, from personal problems among the cast and crew to technical issues in the filming and production, and how this entire series was really intended to be another season of the previously failed sci-fi series "UFO". So zip up your sleeve, grab a cup of introspective tea, and laugh at the future of 1999 with us! 

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19
Jan

Rick and Morty: Close Rick-counters of the Rick Kind

Join Scott and Hamish as they travel across space and time to review "Close Rick-counters of the Rick Kind", an episode of the most outrageous animated sci-fi comedy to ever air on television: the hilarious Rick and Morty! Listen as they discuss Rick and Morty's beginnings as The Adventures of Doc and Mharti, a series of shorts made by Justin Roiland for Channel 101, to his teaming up with Dan Harmon, and getting picked up by Adult Swim. They'll also discuss the mobile game "Pocket Mortys" and its connections to this episode, the popular comic books based on this series, as well as some crossovers with Gravity Falls and The Simpsons. From the easter eggs you may have missed, to pancakes' syrup absorption rates, to visiting some parallel universes of their own, Hamish and Scott cover it all! So sit back on a human, use your pizza to order a tasty phone, and enjoy the show! Wubba Lubba Dub Dub! 

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31
Aug

Star Wars: Clone Wars (2003): Chapters 1-20

Join Scott and special guest, Star Wars expert Paul, as they review the first two seasons of what just might be the best thing to come out of the Star Wars prequels: The 2003 Clone Wars cartoon series! Listen as they discuss the history of the Clone Wars, from a throwaway line delivered by Mark Hamill in 1977's Star Wars to George Lucas' 2002 CGI monstrosity Attack of the Clones to Genndy Tartakovsky's 2003 animated masterpiece and beyond. Sure, they'll gripe about the prequels, but they'll also tell you what makes this animated "microseries" so special, and why it deserves your notice. The listener is the heart of the podcast! 
 
24
Aug

Futurama: Mars University

Join the college-bound Lily as she and Scott give her a proper collegiate send-off by reviewing the hilarious second episode of Futurama's second season: Mars University! Listen as they discuss how Lily can learn from the college experiences of Fry and Guenter, reveal the multitude of gags you may have missed, and share some childhood amusement park horror stories. Super-intelligent talking monkeys, robot fraternities, Martian jungles, what's not to love?! ROBOT HOOOOOOOOOOOUSE!!!

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17
Aug

Humans: Episode 1

Join Lily, Shawn, and Scott as they discuss the the first episode of the hit sci-fi British-American coproduced drama: Humans! Listen as they compare the cut of the episode that aired on AMC in the U.S. with the Channel 4 U.K. edit, discuss the practicalities of "synth" ownership, review Isaac Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics and their application on the show, and get a review of the original Swedish version, Äkta Människor, from Vine superstar Daniel Ojanlatva. So, touch your chin, boot up, listen to the show while you recharge and enjoy some apricots. (We know they're your favorite.) 

A big thank you to Daniel in Sweden for watching and reviewing Äkta Människor for us! 

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