Monday, 23 March 2020

Comic Book Month- Solarman (1988)


Week four of Comic Book Month and Tysto is back to talk about the Marvel animated pilot, Solarman. We disagree on a couple of things but both agree that the pilot itself is pretty crap. You can watch it on Youtube, the link is below as always, you lovely people.

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Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Comic Book Month- The Amazing Screw-On Head (2006)


Week three of Comic Book Month sees Martin return to chat about Mike Mignola's The Amazing Screw-On Head. Based on a one-shot comic from the world of Hellboy, the pilot features the voices of Paul Giamatti, David Hyde Pierce and Patton Oswalt. We may be witnessing history, folks, we may just possibly have found a pilot Martin actually likes... Features a guest appearance from one of our wives... Enjoy!
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Tuesday, 10 March 2020

Comic Book Month: Wonder Woman (2011)


Jen joins me to talk about one of the most infamous failed pilots of recent times. We discuss David E Kelly, probably mis-pronounce Themyscira a whole bunch and  tangent as usual. This was recorded on International Women's Day. We're sorry. The pilot is on Dailymotion, link is below as per usual.
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Monday, 2 March 2020

Comic Book Month- Dr. Strange (1978)


It's Comic Book Month here at Drop the Pilot! For this opening episode, Tysto and I talk about the first attempt at making a Doctor Strange movie but without the letters o, c and t. It's a feature length pilot and boring as heck at times but it brings out Tysto's bloodlust and my incompetence as a speaker. The pilot is available on DVD and Dailymotion but I don't know for how long on the latter. Link below anyway. Enjoy!
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Pilot on Dailymotion

Sunday, 23 February 2020

Bonus: Slickers (1985)


It's the lost episode! In September 2019, Jim from the Fallacious Trump podcast joined me to talk about the pilot to the failed Michael Richards/Dana Carvey sit-com, Slickers. The audio was messed up on my end so I re-recorded bits, cut out certain lines and pulled my hair out getting this to you. As it's not great (you can tell when I re-recorded something), I decided to release it as a bonus episode because it's still a fun discussion. As usual, the pilot is linked to below and we should be starting an all new theme month next week. Enjoy!

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Monday, 17 February 2020

Bonus: Outtakes, Outtakes, Outtakes!


A collection of outtakes, bloopers and extended stuff from episodes past. Guests include, Tysto, Jen, JP, Martin, Owen, Alex and Nick. Marvel as I mess up an author's name by saying the wrong one, gasp as Jen and I talk about the War on Thanksgiving/Christmas and wonder just why I included me getting annoyed at my dog wandering about! Also includes Doctor Who talk, chatting about UK movie censorship and Jen's unique Christmas sweater. Enjoy! Contains strong language. Listen to "Drop The Pilot Podcast" on Spreaker.

Tuesday, 11 February 2020

Surburban Beat (1985)


Tysto joins me to chat about the actually, surprisingly kind of fun "housewives solve crimes" show, Suburban Beat. With a great cast of recognisable stars and very 80s score, it's not an awful pilot. And Heather Langenkamp is the best. Contains a couple of f-bombs. By me, of course. End music "Suburban Beat theme by Mark Hoder. The pilot can be watched on Youtube and we both recommend it.

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Monday, 3 February 2020

Super Clyde (2013)


Jen from Pilot Inspectors joins me to chat about Super Clyde starring Rupert Grint and Stephen Fry.In a surprise twist for this podcast... Jen actually really likes this one! I, forever the contrarian, have issues with it. We talk about that, the cast and whether or not we'd be like Clyde in the show. It may sound like I talk for ages and not let Jen say anything but the truth is, she didn't really have anything to say about the first half of the pilot. I didn't edit anything she said out. Honest. The pilot is available on Vimeo and is linked to below.
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Super Clyde on Vimeo

Monday, 27 January 2020

Doctor Who (1996)


For the second anniversary of Drop the Pilot, Martin, Owen and myself delve, again, into the world of Doctor Who. This time, we talk about the TV movie that was intended to kickstart a new American series. We discuss all sorts of stuff and some of it even related to the pilot we watched.Shockingly, none of us hate it. It is what it is and Paul McGann is awesome.  Enjoy! The pilot is readily available on DVD /Blu-ray, streaming on Britbox in the UK and on Dailymotion in two parts but I don't know how long for. Links below as usual. End theme- Doctor Who main theme performed by Owen Ward on his guitar.
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Part One on Dailymotion
Part Two on Dailymotion

Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Dr. Paradise (1988)


Tysto joins me again to rant about the truly abysmal Dr. Paradise starring Frank Langella. You want to hear me get noticeably angry at a pilot? This is the episode for you. It's so bad, I almost asked Tysto if we can do something else but we persevered... then recorded something else after anyway, just in case (but released that first). This thing just does not know how to sitcom properly. Contains brief strong language. End credits music: Dr. Paradise theme by Kid Creole and the Coconuts.
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Dr. Paradise on Youtube

Monday, 6 January 2020

Jim Henson's Puppetman (1987)


Tysto joins me again to talk about Puppetman, created by Jim Henson and directed by Drop the Pilot alum Alan Rafkin. We recorded on short notice so I just read the synopsis off of the amazing Muppet Wiki site. Thanks to whoever wrote that, I forgot to say so in the episode. I only had an hour to prepare, so it's a tad more slapdash than usual. Enjoy! Note: My dog is deaf so when I tell him to go away and call him a pain in the arse, he can't hear me. No dog's feelings were harmed during the making of this podcast. Charlie's awesome.

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Monday, 30 December 2019

Wish List Part 3

More Pilots that I'd like to do but can't find online.

Doctor Franken (1980)

Robert Vaughn stars as Dr. Franken, a descendant of the infamous Doctor Frankenstein. He creates a monster called John Doe who proceeds to look for the families of the people who "donated" body parts for his creation in order to help them. He has all the memories of these folk, you see so naturally, scientists and authorities and hunting him to destroy him.

Cagney and Lacey (2018)
An update of the classic 80s cop show about two female detectives in L.A. Despite the original being set in New York. That is one of the reasons I want to see this. I have no illusions that it will be any good but there is a morbid curiosity for me, here. Changing the race of one of the characters (two, counting the Captain, who would be played by Ving Rhames) doesn't bother me but changing locations makes me wary. It just doesn't seem like Cagney & Lacey to me, I reckon it'll be another action reboot, like Hawaii Five-0 etc. And I want to see it.

A.M.P.E.D. (2007)
A Sci-Fi cop show created Vince Gilligan and Frank Spotnitz for Spike TV. It tells the tale of a group of cops investigating odd goings on caused by people being affected by some sort of mutation. You can tell this was written by two blokes who used to work on The X-Files. Gilligan did okay after this was axed, though, as Breaking Bad debuted the following year.

Hear No Evil (1982)

Gil Gerard, Buck Rogers himself, starred as a cop who became deaf after an accident but decides to adapt to his new disability and keep on catching bad guys. Co-stars Bernie Casey and Mimi Rogers.

Rewrite For Murder (1991)
George Clooney and Pam Dawber paired up for this hour long romantic mystery show that I can find practically nothing about online. Clooney appeared in over a dozen failed pilots in his time before
finding fame in E.R. in 1994. Any of them would be interesting to see.

Dusty (1983)
Saul Rubenik stars as a cabbie in L.A. who moonlights as a private eye when he gets caught up in a case with a legendary P.I. Features a score by Jerry Goldsmith. I love Jerry Goldsmith.

Eight Days a Week (2008)
CW drama about 4 twenty- somethings and their different jobs and demanding bosses in New York. Sounds like the movie Horrible Bosses but the reason I want to see it is because it stars Anna Chlumsky as one of the employees and Mario Lopez as one of the bosses. The show apparently suffered from the writer's strike of 2007/08 and had it gone to series, one of the roles would have been re-cast with Justin Hartley replacing Johnny Lewis.

Tremors (2018)

In 2017, it was announced that SyFy was interested in a Tremors TV show and that Kevin Bacon was willing to come back to play Val for the first time since 1990. Bacon had been long reluctant to do TV, only giving in after reading the script to Kevin Williamson's The Following in 2013. Bacon has only been doing TV for 4 years in 2017, it was a pretty big deal. However, for whatever reason, the network passed. Reviews from those who have seen it have been positive and Bacon, the cast and creator showed it at the ATX TV Festival this year, so they are all still interested in the project. This despite the fact that Bacon is now on a Showtime show that just got renewed. In fact, Bacon himself says there is still a chance but I am not holding out hope.




Sunday, 22 December 2019

Home Alone: Taking Back the House (2002)

Jen returns to talk to me about the baffling Home Alone 4: Taking Back the House. Why is it baffling? Because, this was actually a pilot! Yup. We ponder how, talk about the recasting and mildly disagree about one character in particular. The movie is available on Youtube to view but I'm not sure for how long. I've linked to it below anyway but it is available on DVD and is streaming on Now TV/Sky Movies in the UK.Contains strong language. The podcast, not the movie.
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Monday, 16 December 2019

Bonus: Gremlins Commentary


As a bonus Christmas/Holiday "gift" to you, Tysto and I recorded a commentary for the classic 80s movie, Gremlins for his podcast. We talk about everything Gremlins, really as this is one of my personal favourites. Gremlins is available to rent on Youtube, Prime and Chili (UK) as well as  DVD and Blu-ray. A brand new Christmas themed episode will be out next week.

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