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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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Sep 8, 2017

Just in case you have any lingering doubts, after the last episode, that this entire experiment is at this point entirely, gloriously out of control, I bring you the first ever episode of watching Robocop WITHOUT Kit Power, as Episode 9 guest Rich returns with person-I've-literally-never-heard-of-or-met-who-has-never-even-seen-Robocop-before Weldon and proceeds to do an entire episode of my show, without me.

 

Yeah. It's as surreal as it sounds.

 

In an episode littered with bizzare assetions and innacurate assumptions, look out for:

  • A completely fabricated date setting on 2030
  • Rich consistnatly spoiling the best bits of the movie for Weldon just before they happen
  • A 100% authentic reaction to Emiles' final passing
  • Further fevered speculation on the nature of the Clarence/Dick relationship
  • Love for Nuke 'Em

 

And so much more. Strap in - this one is practically post-modern :)

 

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 (and maybe hear my mum return for a bonus episode down the line), please see my Patreon here:

Aug 28, 2017

Well, it happened. After having my dad guest on the show last month, this month I sit down with MY MUM, and watch the greatest movie ever made - for her first viewing, it transpires. And it is EPIC.

As a result of it being Mum's first time, there are a few more pauses than usual, as I give Mum a bit of space to absorb what's happening on screen, and also more narration of the action than in some previous show. But I have to say, for someone who started the weekend asking me what a podcast was, she hits her stride in considerable style. I think this will work particularly well as a commentary track, but I'm sure those of you in podcast land will also find much that brings you joy. Amongst other things, listen out for:

  • Mum's conviction that she's seen the staircase, if not the movie
  • Engagement with the eereiely predictive nature of the movies politics
  • Mum cracking me up beyond the point of repair on two separate occasions
  • The rechristening of OCP top brass as 'corporate slimeballs', I suspect for good

 

And so, so much more. Enjoy this one, it's really special.

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 (and maybe hear my mum return for a bonus episode down the line), please see my Patreon here:

 

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:


Read more at http://talkingrobocop.libsyn.com/#Ryc2uDOOuSVsDPH4.99

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:


Read more at http://talkingrobocop.libsyn.com/#reKFAjZhJCwhcLHA.99

 

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:

 

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.

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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