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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 31, 2017

For episode 10, we're joined by very special guest Dr. David Baume to watch the greatest movie ever made. matters arising include;

 

  • The difference between movies and films
  • The superb pacing of Robocop
  • Stunned silence at Kenny’s execution
  • OCP’s effective resource planning
  • 3 stooges with shotguns
  • The glory of the Robocop design
  • That bloody sitcom
  • That Robo silhouette
  • Judge Dredd/Robocop confusion
  • The Western connection
  • Lets blow up a petrol station
  • High density storytelling
  • The cooperative nature of movie fights
  • A faberge hand grenade
  • Curtwood Smith’s brilliant smile - and the Jack Nicholson connection
  • The laws of Robotics as applies to Robocop
  • Various grunts of appreciation/enthusiasm/disgust
  • Driller killer in reverse
  • Lee Marvin’s Point Blank

 

and much, much more. Enjoy, and thanks for listening.

David's website can be found here:

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:


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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:

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