Monday, 9 December 2019

The Crystal Cube (1983)


Alex and Nick from the Release the Clowns Podcast join me for the first time to discuss a BBC pilot written by and starring Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie. We discuss British comedy ,the cast and ponder Hugh Laurie's American accent. It was a fun recording but there are slight audio issues because Skype wasn't playing ball. I have better Skype calls with people across the pond from me, but when they're in the same country... Contains mild language and the use of discriminatory language in context of a show from the 1970s.

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Monday, 2 December 2019

Tickets, Please (1988)


Tysto returns to talk about the train set sit-com Tickets, Please, which is clearly mimicking Cheers, which would have been in it's 6th season at the time. We talk about the cast, the terrible characters and just ponder the whole miserable tone of it all. Also, I bring out the big guns... my knowledge of the Cheers theme tune. Contains brief strong language.

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Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Bonus- Junk Foodies- Great Scot!

As a bonus, please enjoy this episode of JP's Junk Foodies podcast in which I guest starred. In it, I tasked JP three UK foods to try (two Scottish) and he truthfully gives his opinions and then asks me some junk food related questions. It was a fun wee chat, enjoy!

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Monday, 11 November 2019

L.A. Confidential (2003)

Our guest this episode is JP from the Junk Foodies podcast who joins me to chat about the first TV adaptation of L.A. Confidential. We talk about the cast, bad Marilyn Monroe impersonators and ponder the weird inclusion of a fart noise in this serious drama. The pilot is available on Vimeo, the link is below.

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Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Mockingbird Lane (2012)


For our Halloween special, Tysto and I delve into the updated version of The Munsters, Mockingbird Lane, that aired during the spooky season back in 2012. It was intended to be a pilot but obviously didn't make it and I can see why. This may be one of those rare pilots that I actually hate. Maybe. We chat about the violence, the character assassinations, Eddie Izzard being a great human being and I compare it to the Addams Family movies. The pilot is available on Vimeo, link is below.
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Sunday, 27 October 2019

Bonus: Supernatural Pilot Commentary


As an early Halloween gift, enjoy this commentary to the 2005 pilot to Supernatural. Jen and I wanted to do this and it just happens to be set at Halloween but it's all good.  We talk about the leads, where the show goes (so, spoilers) and just how much of a relief it is to watch a good pilot.You can find it on Netflix in the US and Prime in the UK. This is a stand-in episode for our regular ep, which will be released later than planned but earlier than next Monday...
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Monday, 21 October 2019

Bonus: The Robinsons: Lost In Space (remastered)


As a bonus episode, I decided to go back and re-edit an episode from 18 months ago, back when I really wasn't that good at editing at all. I have sorted some background noise and made the episode tighter, removing any unnecessary words, sounds, coughs, pauses, umms and aaahs.The links to the pilot are on the page for the original release, April 25th 2018. A brand new episode will be released next week, a "spooky" pilot in time for Halloween. And another reboot of a classic 60s show...
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Monday, 14 October 2019

Bonus: An Outtakes Show


For a bonus episode, it's time for some outtakes and bloopers from the past few episodes. Listen as Martin pisses me off, enjoy a salvaged conversation from an episode Jim and I recorded for Coptember that can't be released on its own (audio was messed up) and hear a conversation by Owen and I regarding the final scene of Sniff that was cut for time. Contains an annoyed Scotsman, therefore, strong language. Enjoy!

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Monday, 7 October 2019

Sniff (1988)


Owen makes a triumphant return to the podcast to chat about Sniff, a sit-com about a reporter and his newly adopted dog who can sniff out good stories. It's quite dull and extremely rushed so we hypothetically fix it by... making it longer... We also talk about the dog, the rest of the cast and the terrible mugging by Robert Wuhl. We both wonder if we are actually supposed to like this guy or not. Contains that strong language.
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Monday, 30 September 2019

Coptember: Wes Craven's Night Visions (1990)


Tysto returns for more police show hi-jinks as we talk about a thriller movie co-written and directed by one Wes Craven. Sadly, it's more Deadly Friend than A Nightmare on Elm Street. Except, less fun. We discuss the cast, give the characters alternative names thanks to Youtube's Closed Captions and briefly talk about cheese. Contains strong language.

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Monday, 23 September 2019

Coptember: Microcops (1989)



In the third episode of Coptember, Martin begrudgingly returns to talk about Microcops. We talk about the poor script, the unusually crappy effects by Industrial Light & Magic and hey, it has "cops" in the title, so... (contains strong language)
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Monday, 9 September 2019

Coptember: Popeye Doyle (1986)


Tysto is back to chat about the second episode of our police theme month, the sequel to the French Connection movies, Popeye Doyle. It's actually not bad, well shot and acted but it's a bit of a slog. Let us know in the comments below or by email (dropthepilot@gmail.com) what you think of the new format for longer pilots. Tryin' something new, here, people, gotta avoid that Baffled length again. Anyway, the link to the pilot is below. End music- Axel Broke by Matt Harris.

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Monday, 2 September 2019

Coptember: Turner & Hooch (1990)


It's the first episode of Coptember! That's right, we're dong a themed month! Because we have no shame! All September, it'll be cop shows and the first one is a sequel to a Tom Hanks movie but with Biff Tannen instead of the dude from Bosom Buddies. Anyway, Jim joins me to talk about this and we finish under half an hour so we try to stall for time to make it past 30 minutes. Do we succeed or do I just stick a long music cue at the end to make up time? Listen and find out.Contains one use of strong language because I really didn't want to edit it out. The pilot is on Youtube, as linked below, but be warned, the quality is quite poor.

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Monday, 26 August 2019

Bonus: Evel Knievel (remastered)


As a bonus episode, in the lead up to our big themed month in September, here is a re-edited edition of the Evel Knievel episode I recorded with Tysto over a year ago. It's tighter, it's shorter but it still has that badass theme tune at the end. Enjoy! Note: We both say this pilot is terrible (Tysto more so than me) but listening back, we don't actually hate it that much...

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