You know those DC Superhero Holiday Special comics? Wouldn't it be cool if they were a live action TV special? That's exactly what Evan Hanson, Lizzie Twachtman, Rob Graham, and Michael imagine on this episode of the Fourth Chair Army Invasion.
Christian Nielsen and Kay join Michael to talk about a phenomenon that's plagued nerds since the beginning of Time (or at least, Nerd Time). Why do we latch on to some series or characters so hard that we feel compelled to watch or read even iterations that don't look that appealing to us? Looking at specific examples like The Addams Family, Batman, Robin Hood, and Star Wars, the panel attempts to figure this out.
For the spoooky 13th episode of the Fourth Chair Army Invasion, Chad Young, Evan Hanson, and Rob Graham join Michael to assemble a super team of iconic horror movie actors. Who stars in this all-star screamfest? Who appears in cameos? What characters are they playing, what are they doing, and who directs this amazing piece of cinematic history? Tune in and find out... if you DARE!
Talk to me, Johnny! Adam Pope and William Bruce West join Michael to rap about Lt. John J Rambo's adventures in Washington, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Myanmar, and maybe even a little with the Force of Freedom. What are the high and low points of the series? Does it deserve the attention it's received? And what expectations does it create for the upcoming Rambo: Last Blood?
Michael welcomes Walt Disney World superfans Corey Chapman, Lizzie Twachtman, and Mike Westfall to talk about their favorite parks, rides, resorts, and food at The Most Magical Place on Earth. They also create some attractions, lands, and even a movie or two that they'd love to see.
Evan Hanson, Rob Graham, and Michael are joined by Nerd Lunch's Jeeg to talk about the original Thomas Magnum, TC, Rick, and of course Higgie Baby. They noodle over noir influences, gab about guest stars, and figure out favorite episodes. Does the show hold up? How does it compare to the new reboot? Finding out won't even cost you your tennis court privileges.
Are they excellent scifi comedies, disposable popcorn flicks, or a threat to all life on this planet? Annaliese Trammel, Chris Bailey, and Michael drill deep into the first three Men in Black movies as well as the comics (thanks to Chris!). They talk about what works, what doesn't, and what it all could mean for Men in Black: International.
Inspired by the upcoming Godzilla movie, Michael invites Chad Young, Jeff Somogyi, and Evan Hanson to recast giant monsters and giant robots in other genres. The conversation occasionally runs off-topic like a giant lizard in downtown Tokyo, rampaging through eBay, stadium seating, summer camp counseling, and Blue Apron chase variants, but ultimately our fearless team is able to create a kaiju musical, film noir, roller coaster, and a season of Real Housewives: Terror Tooth.
With the new Shazam! movie fresh in theaters, Michael, Evan Hanson, and Paxton Holley go back to 1941 to talk about the Big Red Cheese's first movie appearance. It's a deep dive into the classic movie serial as well as discussions of comics, the '70s TV show, and expectations for the new film.
Disney loves making live-action versions of its cartoon library, but how many of them are actually good? Christian Nielsen and Kay join Michael to talk about the phenomenon and also figure out how they'd approach remaking Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Hercules, The Three Caballeros, and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
Shawn Robare, Evan Hanson, and Michael May unpack Unbreakable, sift through Split, and get into Glass. They also converse on the career of M Night Shyamalan, wondering if one of us has made a gross error and wasted the other person's valuable time.
Evan Hanson, Jay Ryan, Paxton Holley, and Michael May hang out in the sinister Bats Cave, talking about the first screen appearance of the Dark Knight in the 1943 serial, Batman. There are thrills and there are shudders, but mostly there’s a lot of laughter as the panel spelunks deep into the Caped Crusader’s history.