Friday, March 24, 2023

168 | Mission: Impossible III (2006)

Michael and Rob talk about JJ Abrams' contribution to the Mission: Impossible series, starring Tom Cruise, Ving Rhames, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Michelle Monaghan, Billy Crudup, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Maggie Q, Simon Pegg, Laurence Fishburne, and Keri Russell.

Monday, March 20, 2023

167 | Thunderball (1965)

Michael, Rob, and Karen Flieger talk about Sean Connery's fourth adventure as James Bond in Thunderball. Lots of music discussion in this one, praise for Paula Caplan and Fiona Volpe, and awe at Largo's impressive sense of fashion.

Monday, March 13, 2023

166 | Top 10 Years Later (2013)

Michael, Pax, and guest Noel Thingvall (with input from Evan as well) recall their favorite films of 2013 and how they feel about them now. And they might get into some of the big stinkers of 2013 as well.

Monday, March 6, 2023

165 | Marvel's Year Without Superheroes

Michael, Rob, Evan, and guest Jody Collins imagine a reality in which Marvel Comics takes a year off from publishing superhero comics to focus on other genres. What genres should they pick? What stories should they tell? And what creators should write and draw them?

Monday, February 27, 2023

164 | Bond Novels: The Man with the Golden Gun

Michael wraps up his series of solo episodes about Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels with his last book: The Man With the Golden Gun. Heavily influenced by the three films that had come out by then, it's a hint at the direction the series might have taken had Fleming lived long enough to write more. Whether that's a good thing or not is up for discussion.

Friday, February 24, 2023

163 | After Dinner Lounge – Parrot with Fat Man

Michael, Rob, Evan, and Pax talk about what they've been watching and thinking about, including Willow, Velma, The Last of Us, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, Ford v Ferrari, Black Adam, Gotham Knights, The Banshees of Inisherin, Pluto TV, Shrinking, how faithful adaptations should be, sleep, where we live, and planning a Sleepy Hollow trip.

Monday, February 20, 2023

162 | After Dinner Lounge – A New Thing On the Old Thing

Michael, Rob, Evan, and Pax talk about Marvel's Old Man characters, Martin Short's I Must Say, how to listen to movie review podcasts, malls, live action kids TV shows, John Carter of Mars, why our playlists are so awesome, the Fantastic Four, the UK’s rudest walk, epistolary books, Greek mythology, redcaps, mystery novels vs short stories, Star Trek comics, and other things they've been listening to and reading.

Friday, February 17, 2023

161 | Mission: Impossible II (2000)

Michael and Rob get through John Woo's stylistic sequel, but is it really as bad as they remembered? There's guitars, slow motion, sunglasses, and doves, but also Anthony Hopkins, Thandiwe Newton, and Ving Rhames.

Monday, February 13, 2023

160 | Goldfinger (1964)

Michael, Rob, and guest Karen Flieger don their golf togs and hit the green to talk about the film that changed the James Bond series forever. But are those changes all for the better? That's just one of the many topics under discussion, so pour yourself a glass of indifferently blended brandy and settle in.

Friday, February 10, 2023

159 | Nerdstradamus 2023

At last! Michael, Rob, Evan, Robert Zerbe, and Kay look back at their favorite pop culture, predictions, and resolutions for 2022 and make a few predictions and resolutions for 2023 as well.

Monday, February 6, 2023

158 | Mission: Impossible (1996)

Michael and Rob get ready for this summer's Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning, Part One with the first in a series of episodes covering the Mission: Impossible movies so far. In this one, they talk about Baby Tom Cruise, the fate of Jim Phelps, charming Max, and whether any of this makes sense.

Friday, February 3, 2023

Monday, January 23, 2023

155 | Star Trek: Discovery, Season 3

Michael, Rob, and Delaney skip ahead to the 32nd Century in their chronological Star Trek trek with Season 3 of Discovery. As the crew tries to locate the remnants of the Federation and acclimate to life in the future, our panel talks about favorite characters, plot threads, and themes of the season.

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

153 | Quantum Leap (2022) wth Carlin Trammel and Robert Zerbe

Carlin and Robert Try to Put Right What's Going Wrong with the new Quantum Leap

Theorizing one can get a few things off his chest, Carlin Trammel leaps into the podcast time stream. His only guide on this journey is Robert Zerbe, a fellow observer of the new Quantum Leap TV series airing on NBC. So both podcasters find themselves watching each episode of the new series and extensively making notes on what can be done to put right what is going on and hoping that Scott Bakula will also leap home! 

Monday, January 9, 2023

152 | Bond Novels: You Only Live Twice

Michael continues his solo exploration of Fleming's Bond novels with the next-to-last in the series, You Only Live Twice. Following the tragic events of On Her Majesty's Secret Service, M sends Bond to Japan on an impossible diplomatic mission that becomes something much more bizarre and personal.

Monday, January 2, 2023

151 | From Russia with Love (1963)

Michael and Rob and Karen Flieger board the Orient Express to speed up the frequency of their Bond movie discussions this year, starting with Sean Connery's second appearance as Bond in From Russia with Love. The trio talks about the characters, music, quips, clothing, gadgets, and everything else that makes this one of their favorites.