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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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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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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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21
Nov

BONUS EPISODE: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (TV Spot 5)

Join Scott and Star Wars expert Paul for this BONUS EPISODE of Hitting Play as they breakdown every detail of the latest trailer for the most anticipated film of the year, Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens! Just after Scott and Paul analyzed a new batch of trailers in our previous episode, J.J. Abrams and crew released a brand new TV spot with loads of new footage! This new trailer, called "TV Spot 5" is being described as "Finn-centric" and offers new glimpses at the character of Finn and his journey from disillusioned stormtrooper to apprehensive hero to potential Jedi. In addition to discussing this new look at the movie, Scott and Paul will also discuss some other details about the movie that the internet has found and speculated on, including: the many flags and symbols of Maz Kanata's castle, if Rey's home is an old AT-AT, new improvements to the tie fighter design, and if the recent Vanity Fair magazine reveals a clue about Boba Fett. So much to talk about, and surely, more to come! May the sequels be with you! 

For more, check out Paul and Scott's analysis of the other trailers for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens in the Hitting Play archives! 

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16
Nov

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (Japanese Trailer, ABC TGIT Trailer, and 30 Second TV Spot)

Join Scott and Star Wars expert Paul as they breakdown every little detail of not one, not two, but THREE new trailers for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens! (We know, we know, we thought we were done with these too!) Three trailers that offered many new interesting clues, and raised new questions as well. First, they discuss the trailer aired that during ABC's Thursday Night "TGIT" block, (including some ridiculous testimonials by the casts of various ABC dramas.) They'll talk about Finn and Rey's introduction to one another, additional clues to Finn's origin as an escaped stormtrooper, and a new scene of the resistance base. Next, they'll discuss the Japanese trailer, including what new intriguing clues can be gathered by translating the Japanese subtitles. Especially one potentially huge line not heard in English. And finally, they breakdown the new 30 second TV spot, and how its very short scenes can still tell us quite a lot about the characters and their locations during the movie. Then, combining all of these new clues, they'll discuss Maz Kanata's role in the Star Wars saga, what her cryptic lines of dialogue mean, if Finn is the new successor to Anakin and Luke, and much, much more! (Oh, they talk about the new posters too!) Does Rey live in an old AT-AT? Do podracers' flags from The Phantom Menace make an appearance? Is our favorite fishy admiral back? They talk about it! May the sequels be with you! 

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9
Nov

Back To The Future Part II (The 2015 Hilldale Scenes)

Join Scott and Hamish as they go back to the (um...very recent past?) and conclude their two part series, breaking down the 2015 scenes from the iconic film "Back To The Future Part II"! In part one, they discussed 2015 Hill Valley. Now, for part two, they delve deep into the scenes that take place at the home of the now married Marty and Jennifer McFly in 2015's Hilldale. From thumb pads to multi channel TV's to robot chefs, they'll discuss what innovations and devices the movie got right, and what still looks like the future today. They'll also talk about how Pepsi mishandled their "Pepsi Perfect" campaign, how the USA Today did everything right with their Back To The Future promotion, and why shoes like Nike MAGs may actually be closer to hitting the shelves than we think. So hydrate a pizza, put your video goggles on silent, and explore the amazing world of Wednesday, October 21, 2015 along with us! 

For part one, check out the 2015 Hill Valley episode of this podcast! 

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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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