Friday, 15 March 2019

Bonus: Baffled- The Complete Version

Last year, Tysto and I recorded an episode for the 1970s supernatural thriller Baffled starring Leonard Nimoy. It was so long, I released it as two parts but here it is as one long-ass episode. So, you can enjoy Tysto's descent into madness in all it's glory, mistakes, tangents, overused running gags and all. It's extended too, with bits that were previously edited out and it contains strong language.

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Friday, 8 March 2019

Adventures in Babysitting (1989)

I am joined by writer and co-host of the Fallacious Trump Podcast, Jim Cliff to chat about the TV version of Adventures in Babysitting from 1989. We have a good discussion despite the pilot giving us pretty much nothing to talk about outside of the cast and the links to big screen incarnation. The pilot is available on Youtube and is linked below as usual but the picture is terrible as you can see in the pic above. Sadly, it happens sometimes as a lot of these are old VHS recordings. Contains strong language because we discuss film censorship and editing the word "fuck" especially so it didn't seem right to bleep those out.

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Friday, 1 March 2019

My New Retro Blog Is Live!

The first actual entry to my blog is up. It is called "Unbelievable Hanna-Barbera Shows That Really, Honestly Existed". In it, I cover a handful of cartoons made by Hanna-Barbera that were a tad out there, plot-wise. Adaptations of live-action shows that now include time travel, the time Scooby Doo went full on supernatural and a child star getting his own cartoon playing an angel, it's all- HERE! Enjoy! 

Monday, 25 February 2019

I have another blog!

Okay, I won't put to much here as I have an introductory post on my new blog, which I will link to... HERE. It's a retro TV/movie/video game/whatever blog about stuff I grew up with and revisiting them or maybe catching up on stuff from the 70s, 80s or possibly 90s that I may have missed. We'll see, it's early days but be warned, I watched a lot of cartoons as a kid... it's won't all be cartoons, I promise.  I just wanted to start a new blog with stuff I obviously won't have in my podcast. As this post is short, here's a GIF from Scooby Doo of Velma under-reacting to a possibly deadly situation-

Saturday, 23 February 2019

Legally Blonde (2003)

In a Drop the Pilot first, I actually have someone in studio with me! Lisa Smith is a fan of the Legally Blonde films... and my younger sister. We talk about the first film, the way the character of Elle Woods is portrayed here and I try not to be too much of an annoying older brother. The sound isn't perfect, we were on the same microphone but it's a lesson to learn for next time.

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Friday, 15 February 2019

Bonus: Coming to America (Remastered)


Wait, what? Haven't we done this pilot already? Well, yes, it's the same episode but as I have gotten better at editing, I thought I'd go back and rejigger this conversation Tysto and I had about Coming to America. It would be cheeky of me to release this as an episode again, so "bonus episode" it is! I have removed background noise, coughs, gaps and some stutters but I don't personally think it's a particularly strong episode either way. I was still learning.Feel free to comment or e-mail with any feedback you may have. As always, you can find this pilot on Youtube. Also, as an extra bonus treat, one of my guests tells us what their favourite pilot of all time is, about halfway through. 

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Thursday, 7 February 2019

The Ghost Writer (1990)

Tysto returns... from the graaaaaave.... not really but he's here to discuss the weird sitcom from 1990, The Ghost Writer. It stars Anthony Perkins as a writer who has just recently married his second wife. And his deceased first wife is not happy... Yes, this is a sitcom filmed in front of a live audience, with special effects and the dude from Psycho dancing with a skeleton puppet that is wearing a wedding dress. And I am here for the weirdness but it's unfunny and occasionally pretty terribly written.

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Thursday, 31 January 2019

Bonus: Star Trek Outtakes

Outtakes from our anniversary episode that covered the original Star Trek pilot, The Cage. Here we have more of Martin talking about Trek, some Owen laughs that were cut from the released version of the episode and Jimmy getting annoyed about his podcast getting hijacked. Contains strong language.

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Saturday, 26 January 2019

Star Trek: The Cage (1964)

Yeah, that's right, we're going there. Martin and Owen join me to talk about the technically failed first pilot to Star Trek called The Cage. Well, mostly Martin, really. Why are we tackling this when there are plenty of actual failed pilots out there? Well, this is our one year anniversary episode and I wanted to do something special for it. Only Mr Spock would go onto the second pilot and indeed the series, albeit with a different personality. We talk about that, Jeffrey Hunter, the season one episodes that incorporate this pilot and Gene Roddenberry. The Cage is widely available out there, including on Netflix (which is how we watched it) and Amazon and Hulu in the US so no link this time round. End music: Saving the World by Aaron Kenny.

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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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