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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Monday, 12 August 2019

Super Nerds (2000)


Martin and Jimmy talk Super Nerds, a sit-com, that would have aired on Comedy Central, created by and starring Patton Oswalt and Brian Posehn. We really wanted to like this but... it's not very good. We discuss stuff like just how badly the female characters are written, comedy foreigners and where we first knew the cast from. And Spaced. We like that show. This pilot replaces one called Stick Around (1977) that I felt we couldn't talk much about but I may still do in the future. Contains strong language.

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Monday, 5 August 2019

Bonus: Fringe (pilot commentary)


Tysto joins me to talk through the pilot episode to the JJ Abrams show, Fringe. It's a good show and we both enjoy revisiting its first episode. We talk about the cast, the team behind the scenes, how some characters aren't served well by the script(s) and give spoilers for future episodes. I say in the commentary that we won't give spoilers but there were some things we just had to talk about. And by that point, we've already spoiled something anyway. If you are listening without watching the show, sorry about the brief gaps.  I can't edit those out or it would really be a commentary. Contains strong language.

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Monday, 29 July 2019

Rewind (2013)


Martin returns! Remember Martin? I barely do but here he is to help me talk through the bland sci-fi "thriller" Rewind. We talk about many things including how similar this is to Timeless which just ended, after two seasons and a TV movie, last year. We also had the benefit of having access to the original script, so we talk about the changes to the third act. Enjoy! (contains mild language)

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Monday, 22 July 2019

Bonus: Dawson's Creek Commentary


As a bonus episode, Jen and I decided to record an audio commentary for the pilot to Dawson's Creek. Was it a mistake? Listen and see! We discuss the cast, the music, agree on our dislike of a main character and spoil later developments of the show. You can listen to it on its own or while the pilot plays. It is available on DVD, Prime Video in the US and the UK as well as All 4 in the UK. End music- Please Advise by Reed Mathis.

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Monday, 15 July 2019

Infiltrator (1987)


Jim Cliff from the Fallacious Trump podcast returns to chat about the 1987 Scott Bakula sci-fi pilot Infiltrator. Bakula is sadly miscast here but we talk about Quantum Leap,occasionally,  that was a great show. Enjoy! End music: Jack's Garage by Midnight North.

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Monday, 8 July 2019

Bonus: Madness-The Pilot (1984)


In this special bonus episode, Jim and I discuss the short pilot presentation Madness: The Pilot. A pitch reel written by Ben Elton and Richard Curtis to try to get the British band Madness their own comedy show. It failed, obviously. The pilot is only 12 minutes long, so bonus episode it is! Enjoy! Contains strong language.

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Tuesday, 2 July 2019

The City (1977)


Tysto returns to talk about something we both actually enjoyed! It stars Robert Forster, Don Johnson and a really rather good Mark Hamill as the bad guy in this cop thriller. It's a 70s show so it's a tad dated at times and it may not replace Tysto's beloved Bunco but we liked it. I'm glad, we can't hate them all! In the podcast, Tysto and I mention Beverly Hills Cop, you can lsiten to our old commentary on that movie HERE. Closing music-1975 by Josh Kirsch/Media Right Productions.


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Monday, 24 June 2019

Bonus Outtakes Episode



As a short bonus episode, please enjoy these deleted conversations from various past episodes. Highlights include- me messing up R Lee Ermey's name, barking dogs, meowing cats, falling Pop Vinyls and Tysto proving me wrong.  Contains spoilers for the TV show Lost. Listen to "Drop The Pilot Podcast" on Spreaker.

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Our 30s (2006)


Jen is back to talk about the shockingly not awful sit-com, Our 30s. We talk about the impressive cast (Rashida Jones, Rachel Blanchard and Peter Serafinowicz, whose name I mispronounce, throughout) and how the show turns sit-com tropes on their heads. We also discuss the show Friends and my love for Jen's husband, Dylan. Contains strong language.

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Monday, 10 June 2019

Bonus: Alligator Point (remastered)


For this bonus episode, I decided to re-visit an early one that Tysto and I recorded about the Nathan Fillion starring Alligator Point. I have fixed audio issues to the best of my abilities and basically just re-edited the entire thing. There is stuff here that was not in the original cut but also stuff that was but no longer is. It is shorter and leaner and now also includes sound clips of the pilot in question.  I just messed about with it, to be honest. The pilot is still available on Youtube. Enjoy.

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