Friday, 11 January 2019

Nurses (2007)


Jen from the Pilot Inspectors podcast returns to talk about the Eliza Dushku led Nurses, a pilot about Firefighters... ummm... Nurses. Dushku plays Eve who has a new job at a hospital run by her disapproving dick of a father and where her smarmy dick of a step-brother also works. We talk about the problematic nature of some of the pilot, one character in particular but we do actually give credit where it is due in parts. We also discuss the fact they were clearly copying Grey's Anatomy. Oh and there is a Buffy reunion as Tom Lenk is briefly in the pilot. This episode was recorded in October 2018.

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Friday, 28 December 2018

Bonus: K-9 and Company Out-Takes


Hello, this is a bonus episode featuring extended or deleted conversations from the K-9 and Company episode. Join Jimmy, Martin and Owen as they talk British soap operas, Doctor Who and seeing a former Doctor in a supermarket. Contains some bad language because we're adults and swearing is cool. 

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Friday, 21 December 2018

K-9 and Company (1981)

                               

Martin and Owen of the Extended Edition podcast who also happen to be Doctor Who fans join me to talk about the pilot for K-9 and Company. The spin-off features Sarah Jane Smith teaming up with the Doctor's faithful metal companion, K-9. And it's set at Christmas, so, yay, timing! Link to the pilot on Dailymotion is below...

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Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Bonus: The Muppet Christmas Carol commentary

                                 

This time, I join Tysto on his show to record a feature length commentary for my favourite Christmas movie. Fire up a streaming service, DVD or Blu-Ray and watch along with us. Is the next episode about a pilot set at Christmas? Affirmative...


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Friday, 7 December 2018

Christmas in Tattertown (1988)


Tysto returns to help me tackle Christmas in Tattertown, a weird animated special that aired on Nickelodeon and was intended to be the pilot to a series set in the titular town. We talk about the animation, the odd character design, the humour and, as it's the season, our favourite Christmas movies and specials.We also answer the age old (well, since 1988) question... is Die Hard a Christmas movie?  Sorry if you are listening to this in July or if you hate Christmas. Next week, a special bonus feature length episode...

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Friday, 30 November 2018

BONUS: Jimmy and Martin Talk Rubbish.


Since it is nearly Christmas, as a gift to you, here are extended conversations from the Pryde of the X-Men episode that would have made the episode itself far too long. Ramblings about 80s cartoons,toys, digital versus hand drawn animation, Hanson and British comics (sorry American listeners).  Plus swear-words that were censored from the original. Safe to say, this episode is not safe for work. Whatever that actually means. Who listens to podcasts or looks at pictures or whatever at work, anyway? Shouldn't you be... you know... working? Old man Jimmy, out!


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Friday, 23 November 2018

X-Men: Pryde of the X-Men (1989)


In honour of Stan Lee, Martin joins me to discuss the animated pilot to an X-Men series that never happened. It has an Australian Wolverine, Kitty Pryde is nothing more than a damsel in distress and there is a moment where Professor X moves his leg. We discuss two of those things as well as Nightcrawler being creepy and the adding or amplifying powers to suit the story. Enjoy!

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Friday, 9 November 2018

Peep Show (2005)


Owen returns to talk about the first bizarre attempt at an American version of the Channel 4 sit-com Peep Show. Why bizarre, I hear you ask, well simmer down and I'll tell you. And get out of my head! The Americans, in all their wisdom forgot the "peep" part of the show. Yup, no POV shots here so it's just a generic sit-com. And as the original is one of Owen's favourite shows, he gets a little bit worked up and I get annoyed at just how poorly structured this mess is.

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Friday, 26 October 2018

The Omen (1995)



Boo! For Halloween week, Tysto and I talk about The Omen, a pilot (loosely) based on the 1976 movie. Yeah, there isn't a lost pilot for a Halloween TV series. Anyway, rather than be about a child being primed to be the Antichrist, this version of The Omen tells the shenanigans of a demon that jumps from person to person, like The Hidden (from the same director) or Wes Craven's Shocker. So join us, won't you, as we tear apart a pilot we both actually kind of like...

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Saturday, 29 September 2018

Marlowe (2007)


Martin returns to talk about the rather bland Marlowe, an updated telling of the classic Raymond Chandler character, Philip Marlowe. I try to get through the somewhat complicated plot as quickly as possible... well, we think it's complicated, Martin was ill with the flu and I wasn't really interested in it. Enjoy! Oh, the podcast is now available on Spotify, hooray! 


               


Friday, 21 September 2018

Where's Rodney? (1990)




Or: What the F*** Did I Just Watch? Tysto returns for possibly the final time after this bizarre pilot vehicle for comedian Rodney Dangerfield. A kid, who idolizes Dangerfield can summon him at any time. The real Dangerfield, from anywhere he may be. It's a baffling premise but we have a fun discussion about it. The pilot is available to watch on Dailymotion, only, I'm afraid, the link is below.

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Pilot on Dailymotion

Friday, 14 September 2018

Battletoads (1992)


Owen returns to chat about an animated pilot, Battletoads, based on a video game. A game that Owen has played and that I barely knew existed. We talk about, generally, the extreme laziness of the whole thing from the poor animation to the bored voice actors. Also, S&M outfits and phallic shaped towers in a kids cartoon. The pilot is available on Youtube, officially by the company that now owns DiC properties (link below).

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Friday, 7 September 2018

Collector's Item (1958)


Tysto is back again to talk about the oldest pilot the podcast has tackled yet. And the first in black and white. It stars Vincent Price as an art gallery owner and Peter Lorre as a forger who work together to... solve crimes? We're not 100% sure, really. The pilot can be found on Youtube in three installments (links below).

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Part one on Youtube
Part two on Youtube
Part three on Youtube