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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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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:

 

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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