You remember these films.. right? We kinda did. I invite my old friend and bandmate Carl to talk about this innocent slice of our childhood (pun sorta intended) and Pierre, Carl, and I manage to recap every friggin movie...sorta. As you might expect, near the end we completely lose our minds and start blathering nonsense. Of course, that could be said about the entirety of every show to date.. so enjoy!
Music: "Friday the 13th theme" from the movie, "Man Behind the Mask" by Alice Cooper, "It's Jason Voorhees!" by Beats Antique
So Pierre, David, and I drone on and on about Star Trek. Including looking back at all the original cast movies and talking about what we anticipate the next "new" movie installment will look like sans JJ Abrams. Apparently it's being directed by the Fast and Furious guy.. so.. .. ok.
There are some audio issues with this one thanks to Skype, so blame them.
Musical Interludes: "Theme from Star Trek the Next Generation" from the show, "Star Trekkin'" by The Firm
Another 2-parter. What is this.. an episode where Picard gets abducted by the Cardassians or the Borg? (that was a Star Trek joke) No.. but seriously.. we get long winded (again) talking about Nimoy, Spock, and the Star Trek franchise in general.
We're joined by Pierre's brother-in-law David Valadez who swears he's not a Trekkie, he just happens to know more Star Trek trivia than http://en.memory-alpha.org/
We focus on Nimoy's influence on the franchise in Pt 1, Pt. 2 will focus on the movies and sci-fi in general.
Musical Interludes: "Theme from Strar Trek" by Alexander Courage, "The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins" by Leonard Nimoy
Movies based on video games.. what a great idea! In theory, at least. The ones we examine in this episode.. not so much. Except Pierre really likes the Double Dragon movie, for some reason. I don't know.. ask him.
Personally, I would have preferred the Double Dribble movie.
Which come to think of it, is a weird name for a basketball video game. It would be like calling a football game "False Start" or "Illegal use of hands." But no matter, where else are you gonna get slow-motion cut animation of gray men in short shorts reverse dunking?
Anyway, Pierre and I then tackle the Citizen Kane of terrible video game movies.. yea.. you know the one..
Musical Interludes: "Super Mario Brothers Theme" by Koji Kondo, "Super Mario Brothers Movie Trailer" from the movie, "Super Mario theme goes metal 2012" by Charlie Parra del Riego
This may come as a shock to you, but Pierre and I did play quite a lot of video games growing up. While Pierre never quite grew out of it, Travis grew to discover some other things, like women and sunshine.
All kidding aside, in this two part episode (since we couldn't shut up about the topic) we start here in Pt. I with the basics, from the old-school arcade to current consoles. And we also get a bit into "Gamergate," and the completely psychotic people who made that a thing.
Tune in to Pt. II, where we discuss what sounded like a good idea at the time, but more often than not really, really wasn't... that is turning video games into feature films.
Musical Interlude: "Video Game Song" by Nightcore