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talkingrobocop's podcast

Wherein Kit Power watched the movie Robocop with a different guest each month and records the resulting conversation. Occasional bonus podcasts feature returning guests picking a different movie to watch. Made possible entirely as a result of Patreon funding - www.patreon.com/kitpower. Sign up for only a $1 a month for early access and exclusive content.
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Jul 14, 2017

Another bonus episode, this time covering 1983's superlative Superman III! Joined by 2 superb guests, Jack Graham and Daniel Harper, we talk about this sublime early 80's summer blockbuster superhero movie. Among cackling glee and unrestrained joy, listen out for:

  • My fawning adulation for Christopher Reeve
  • The nightmares! The nightmares!
  • Helpless laughter
  • The 4th Doctor connection (Daniel's excellent theory)
  • How this movie fits with the Zack Snyder Superman films
  • The brilliance of Richard Pryor
  • Why Superman is such an appealing power fantasy
  • The obsession of 80's cinema with the 50's

 

And much, much more.  

Jack and Daniel's separate and collaborative writing and podcasting can both be found here: 

Enjoy, and thanks as ever for your support.

Why Robocop is the greatest movie ever made.

Theme tune provided by The Disciples of Gonzo, from their track Superhero. Listen to more from them here:

If you enjoyed this podcast and would like to contribute financially to the monthly production costs, in exchange for early access to both this show and my written work, please see my Patreon here:

Jul 10, 2017

a short bonus episode in which I talk about Doctor Who episode The Lie Of The Land, and expand upon my previous attempts to make sense of this story.

The original podcast I did on this subject, with legendary Who blogger Phil Sandifer, can be found here:

Theme tune provided by The Disciples of Gonzo, from their track Superhero. Listen to more from them here:

If you enjoyed this podcast and would like to contribute financially to the monthly production costs, in exchange for early access to both this show and my written work, please see my Patreon here:

Jun 8, 2017

James Murphy, guest from episode 1, returns to the show for our second episode, in which we pay tribute to the true king of rock n roll, the recently departed but ever-present Chuck Berry, via the medium of a podcast commentary track for 1987 documentary and concert movie Hail! Hail! Rock N Roll!

Two music geeks are in hog heaven on this one, so relax and enjoy an outpouring of love for a singular talent. in particular, look out for:

  • Me rhapsodising about Chuck on vinyl
  • Logo nostalgia
  • Kieth's dirty looks inducing hysteria in your humble hosts
  • Digressions on Little Richard, Bruce Springsteen, and Jerry Lee Lewis
  • Us not knowing guest artists
  • The sheer oddness of the Julian Lennon apearence
  • Our stated certianly that this move 'could only be made in 1980 (actual filming year 1987)
  • Repeated rhaspodising about the film making
  • Lapses into silence as we absorb the majesty of the music

 

And so much more. Enjoy, and thanks as ever for your support.

Why Robocop is the greatest movie ever made.

Pex Lives and City of the Dead podcasts can both be found here:

Wrong With Authority can be found here:

Murphy and Powers Listening Post can be found here:

Theme tune provided by The Disciples of Gonzo, from their track Superhero. Listen to more from them here:

If you enjoyed this podcast and would like to contribute financially to the monthly production costs, in exchange for early access to both this show and my written work, please see my Patreon here:

 

 

 

May 8, 2017

Welcome to Episode 9! It's an episode of firsts - our first somewhat anonymous guest, our first episode since episode 8, and also our first live-and-in-person recording. And what fun we had! Listen out for:

 

  • Rich taking over a movie podcast to talk about football and give podcasting advice
  • The brilliance of Jane Campbell (Episode 3 guest)
  • Digressions about metrics
  • The unreality of Trump
  • Numerous Patreon plugs
  • The popularity of the ‘crime is cancer’ theory
  • ED209 and the AT-ST
  • Bladerunner
  • Score vs. music
  • The devastating state of the political left in the UK
  • Interrogating the logic of Robocop’s gun and use of force
  • The military industrial complex
  • Breaking the 3rd wall
  • The predictive nature of this movie
  • Rogue One spoilers and TFA discussion
  • I am the medium, not the message
  • Cosplay adjacent
  • Learn what the show was almost called
  • Cross examining the murder victim
  • Many Dick jokes
  • Is DIck Jones a Sith?
  • Me getting defensive about ED209 as robot chicken
  • The London riots
  • Two white guys solve feminism
  • Spoiler alerts
  • Missing the ending
  • Watching Robocop - the franchise

 

Enjoy, and thanks as ever for your support.

Why Robocop is the greatest movie ever made.

Theme tune provided by The Disciples of Gonzo, from their track Superhero. Listen to more from them here:

If you enjoyed this podcast and would like to contribute financially to the monthly production costs, in exchange for early access to both this show and my written work, please see my Patreon here:

Mar 23, 2017

For episode 8, I am delighted to be joined by long term friend and minister for board games Nate Brett. Nate saw Robocop under similar circumstances to me, but had not revisited the film since, for reasons passing understanding. So this is a fun filled journey through a cinematic classic! Listen out for:

 

  • The video van man
  • The woeful UK tv edit
  • Action narcolepsy and why car chases are dull
  • Most hated guest ever?
  • Did Robocop inspire the future?
  • The problem with rich people
  • The child-like appeal of being made into a cyborg
  • Kit finding the scene advance button at an inopportune time
  • Nate discovering where ‘I’d buy that for a dollar’ comes from
  • Nate not actually watching the movie
  • The darkness of Dick Jones as a lover
  • Obscure Kevin Smith references
  • Bubblegum in detroit air, and the bad assery of that
  • “All the gear, no idea”
  • Metal clad men
  • Nate’s reaction to the death of melty man
  • Some politics
  • And just a touch of casual abalism

 

Enjoy!

Why Robocop is the greatest movie ever made.

The Minister of Board Games can be found here.

Theme tune provided by The Disciples of Gonzo, from their track Superhero. Listen to more from them here:

If you enjoyed this podcast and would like to contribute financially to the monthly production costs, in exchange for early access to both this show and my written work, please see my Patreon here:


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Feb 27, 2017

In episode 7 of Watching Robocop, I'm delighted to be joined by Lee Russell, of They Must Be Destroyed On Sight! podcasting fame (co-host Daniel Harper was our guest on Episode 2, and our first bonus episode on T2). Lee is a whip smart, fun, and engaged movie critic, and brings all that expertise to bare in a brilliant conversation. In particular, listen out for:

 

  • An exciting new theory about Boddiker’s gang
  • The Clint Eastwood connection
  • What ED-209 was modelled on
  • Futuristic coffee cups
  • What’s wrong with modern action scenes
  • Dan Aykroyd for mayor!
  • Stephen King digression
  • The ghost in the machine

 

And much, much more. Enjoy - this one's a corker!

 

Why Robocop is the greatest movie ever made.

Lee's podcast can be found here. And go check it out, because it's brilliant.

Theme tune provided by The Disciples of Gonzo, from their track Superhero. Listen to more from them here:

If you enjoyed this podcast and would like to contribute financially to the monthly production costs, in exchange for early access to both this show and my written work, please see my Patreon here:

 

Jan 19, 2017

For this episode of Watching Robocop with Kit Power, I’m delighted to be joined by Kayleigh Edwards, blogger, author, and playwright. Kayleigh is a brilliant writer of fiction and nonfiction, and an epic cultural critic. Enjoy a free flowing conversation that takes in:

 

 

  • Blatant Lost Boys baiting
  • Being from the valleys
  • “If in doubt, look for a feminist angle”
  • Star Wars prequel digression and bad CGI
  • The unfairness of King’s talent even off his tits
  • Kay giving me nightmares about my fave film
  • Moshpits and safety
  • Walking Dead S2 and why people who hated it are wrong
  • ME saying ‘Walking Dead fans are THE WORST’
  • Reviews and spoilers
  • King’s endings and movie adaptations
  • No such thing as reading too many feminist blogs
  • My supreme confidence that Trump is going to lose and how
  • Why and how Brexit happened
  • Is Robocop body horror?
  • Maximum bad guy face

 

And SO much more. :)

 

Why Robocop is the greatest movie ever made.

Kayliegh’s work can be found on Gingernuts of Horror here.

Theme tune provided by The Disciples of Gonzo, from their track Superhero. Listen to more from them here:

If you enjoyed this podcast and would like to contribute financially to the monthly production costs, in exchange for early access to both this show and my written work, please see my Patreon here:

Dec 9, 2016

For this episode of Watching Robocop with Kit Power, I’m delighted to be joined by Chris Barnes of AudioRam productions. Chris Barnes is an audiobook narrator of considerable talent, with a well deserved reputation in the horror community for professionalism and skill. It’s an honour to have him sit and watch a movie with me.

 

Listen out for:

 
  • Chris making a killer Eastenders reference that demolishes Kit
  • Kit referring to his favourite movie as a ‘show’ (clearly started drinking early)
  • Where did spoilers came from in the 80’s?
  • Periods of silence as Chris and I absorb in awe the amazing action sequences
  • Kit continuing to push his homoerotic readings on unsuspecting guests
  • Fond reminiscences of old video games based on movies
  • Sniffing
  • A new fan theory: do OCP also run a glazers?
 

Why Robocop is the greatest movie ever made.

Chris Barnes can be found on Facebook here and Twitter here.

Theme tune provided by The Disciples of Gonzo, from their track Superhero. Listen to more from them here:

If you enjoyed this podcast and would like to contribute financially to the monthly production costs, in exchange for early access to both this show and my written work, please see my Patreon here:

Nov 14, 2016

Welcome to the fourth episode of Watching Robocop with Kit Power! This month, I am delighted to be joined by Renee Pickup, a superb author, non-fiction writer, blogger and podcaster with strong opinions and excellent taste in movies. Join us, and discover:

 

  • Renee's 'not enough violence in movies' theory
  • Kill Bill and why you never dis Con Air
  • An exciting new fan theory about Clarence's nose

 

And SO much more. Enjoy! And as ever, thank you for your support. :)

For more of Renee's blogging and podcasting, please head on over to her webpage.

 

My monthly Ginger Nuts Of Horror blog ‘My Life In Horror’, which kicked off this whole thing, can be found here.

 

Why Robocop is the greatest movie ever made.

 

Theme tune provided with the kind permission of The Disciples of Gonzo, from their track Superhero. Listen to more from them here.


If you enjoyed this podcast and would like to contribute financially to the monthly production costs, in exchange for early access to both this show and my written work, as well as snazzy exclusives, please see my Patreon.

 

Nov 8, 2016

Welcome to the first ever bonus episode of the podcast! Thanks to the amazing generosity of my Patreon backers, I am going to be releasing these bonus episodes on a bi-monthly basis, in which returning guests get to pick THEIR favourite movie to talk about.

In our first bonus 'cast, Daniel Harper returns to talk about his childhood love affair and obsession with Terminator 2: Judgement Day. Amongst many revelations, discover:

 

  • How there are, in fact, only two Terminator movies
  • Vonnegut's holy word
  • Kit outing himself as a human chauvinist

 

And much, much more. Enjoy! :)

 

For more of Daniel's blogging and podcasting, please head on over to his page on Eruditorum Press.

 

My monthly Ginger Nuts Of Horror blog ‘My Life In Horror’, which kicked off this whole thing, can be found here.

 

Why Robocop is the greatest movie ever made.

 

Theme tune provided with the kind permission of The Disciples of Gonzo, from their track Superhero. Listen to more from them here.


If you enjoyed this podcast and would like to contribute financially to the monthly production costs, in exchange for early access to both this show and my written work, please see my Patreon.

Oct 10, 2016

Welcome to episode 3 of Watching Robocop with Kit Power! This month I am delighted to be joined by Jane Campbell, a superb podcaster and blogger, whose work on Doctor Who, Lost, and Stephen Universe is so dazzlingly brilliant that she was always a must-have guest for this show, so I was incredibly flattered that she agreed to appear. To add to the fun, she'd never seen Robocop before the week of recording. And it's the first instance of watching the Directors Cut on the show!

 
Revel! In her fury at trying to pass Dallas off as Detroit. Thrill! To her joyous queering of the text! Marvel! At the best toxic masculinity joke ever! 

 

Enjoy!

 

 

For more of Jane's blogging and podcasting, please head on over to her page on Eruditorum Press.

 

My monthly Ginger Nuts Of Horror blog ‘My Life In Horror’, which kicked off this whole thing, can be found here.

 

Why Robocop is the greatest movie ever made.

 

Theme tune provided with the kind permission of The Disciples of Gonzo, from their track Superhero. Listen to more from them here.


If you enjoyed this podcast and would like to contribute financially to the monthly production costs, in exchange for early access to both this show and my written work, please see my Patreon.

Sep 1, 2016

Welcome to episode 2 of Watching Robocop with Kit Power! This time out, I am overjoyed to welcome Daniel Harper (Of Oi! Spaceman, They Must Be Destroyed On Sight! Podcasts AND Eruditorum Press fame) to the show. Enjoy us riffing on movie cops Vs. real cops, me on the myth of prevention, and Daniel on Black Lives Matters and what Robocop doesn’t have to say about real life police brutality. Oh, and two white male progressives talking about race, which, you know, doesn't get awkward at all. Enjoy!!!

 

Oi! Spaceman (a Doctor Who love story) podcast is here. They Must Be Destroyed on site movie podcast is here. My guest appearances on both shows can be found here and here.  And Daniel and Shana’s blog work (along with a bunch of other great writing) can be found on the Eruditorum Press website here.

 

My monthly Ginger Nuts Of Horror blog ‘My Life In Horror’, which kicked off this whole thing, can be found here.

 

Why Robocop is the greatest movie ever made.

 

Theme tune provided with the kind permission of The Disciples of Gonzo, from their track Superhero. Listen to more from them here.


If you enjoyed this podcast and would like to contribute financially to the monthly production costs, in exchange for early access to both this show and my written work, please see my Patreon.

Jul 29, 2016

For the debut episode of my podcast, I'm delighted to welcome James Murphy of Pex Lives and City of the Dead fame! Be Amazed! as we talk about the sad demise of stop frame animation and superb foley work! Thrill! to the sound of opening beer cans and subsequent descent into giggling incoherence on the part of your host! Marvel! at James’ patience as I allow my enthusiasm for this movie to override his attempt to speak again and again!

 Why Robocop is the greatest movie ever made.

Pex Lives and City of the Dead podcasts can both be found here:

Theme tune provided by The Disciples of Gonzo, from their track Superhero. Listen to more from them here:

If you enjoyed this podcast and would like to contribute financially to the monthly production costs, in exchange for early access to both this show and my written work, please see my Patreon here:

 

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