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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:

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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:

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