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[Bonus] 2018-8: Silver Bullet

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#243: Clerks

The lads go deep in discussing their inspiration from Kevin Smith, from “Tough Sh*t” to “Clerks” and how much effect Kevin Smith indirectly had on the launching of LSG Media. It goes heavy at times, but most of the time is spent laughing about the hilarious, and often too real, characters that Smith was able to put to paper. The lads consider Smith’s perspective (and dare we say, “wisdom”) at such a young age and how much more introspective he was as compared to them at the same age. As with most flicks the lads adore, this ends up being a good ‘ole suck-off job, so get your raincoats ready.

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1-9: Battlestar Galactica “Tigh Me Up, Tigh Me Down”

Matthew and Dean discuss the tonal shift with “Tigh Me Up” and how it seems oddly placed in the series. Ron D. Moore himself decided to “punt” on the original take of the episode which was to be much darker. The thought process was to let the audience come up for air after a heavy and dark preceding episode. The lads did find plenty to like this week especially as it relates to Gaius Baltar, and of course the titular, Saul Tigh and his tumultuous relationship with Ellen.

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Star Trek Discovery; Will You Take My Hand?

This is my recap of episode fifteen and the Season One Finale of Star Trek Discovery, Will You Take My Hand?

Season 2 is confirmed and on its way in 2019 so we have a lot to look forward to, so dust off your “Starfleet Guide to Averting Atrocities by Committing Genocide Policy Document” and let’s do this.

Episode Fifteen –Will You Take My Hand?

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11-6: The X-Files “Kitten”

A Skinner-centric episode that goes way back to NAM, and Josh and Dean are onboard. They’ve always been big fans of Skinner, and this week continues the trend. This episode is … good, but by no means great. Are there inexplicable moments? Yes. You may wonder, “Is that the fat version of the “I see dead people” kid actually setting John Rambo traps by himself?” Answer —  it appears so. Are there silly tropes? 100%. But “Kitten” does manage to give us a glimpse into a fan favorite in Skinner. Something never really done (with this much focus) before this season.

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#242: Lethal Weapon

It should come as no surprise that Matthew and Dean were big fans of ‘Lethal Weapon’, but they both admit that the story is ludicrous (a special forces group selling smack?). They get into Glover’s endearing portrayal of a family man closing in on the end of his career which is contrasted against the suicidal and intense hot-head in Riggs. Dean reckons that Gibson would have made a great Wolverine, and Matthew recalls his first exposure to Glover in ‘Angels in the Outfield’. The lads also get into Shane Black’s original script, and they reckon that sometimes studio interference is a good thing. Early drafts of Lethal Weapon were downright brutal and not so buddy cop’ish. Special thank again to Donnie Harris!

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1-8: Battlestar Galactica “Flesh and Bone”

The lads had a bit of a layoff between recordings, but that won’t effect the end listener. It was – however – a perfect episode for Matthew to come back in on. Matthew has plenty to say about the heavy focus on Starbuck, as well as the focus on the Cylon mythos. Dean likens himself to Leoben;  He is watching truth float past Matthew in the proverbial stream. He leads Matthew along, but is he helping or simply dumping half-baked philosophies into Matthew’s fertile mind? Have a listen and learn about all of the mysteries of “Flesh and Bone”.

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[Bonus] 2018-7: Trailer Talk Boys Vol. 2

Follow along as the lads watch the trailers together and comment on what Hollywood has on the horizon in 2018.

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Star Trek Discovery; The War Without, The War Within

This is my recap of episode Fourteen of Star Trek Discovery, The War Without the War Within.

This is the first TV Trek since 2005 and with season 2 already confirmed we have a lot to look forward to, so dust off your Klingon guide to Shakespeare and get ready to boldly go once more.

Episode Fourteen – The War Without the War Within

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11-5: The X-Files “Ghouli”

Ghouli Trojan-horsed its way into a mythology episode. What started as a monster-of-the-week plot line ended as full on mythology. Was the transition smooth? Dean and Josh get into the William plot line, Anderson’s acting, and of course the overall effectiveness of what has been a weak mythology backdrop. PS – who even likes William?

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#241: Silence of the Lambs

Another triple-hosted episode and this time we bring in our Stranger Things, Game of Thrones, and Westworld host – Jessica! We all know how she loves serial killer stories and true crime, and what better podcast to bring her onto with Matthew and Dean than “Silence of the Lambs”.  They get into this film’s influence over an entire genre, how it was ahead of its time in terms of sexual identity and women in law enforcement, and of course the fascinating idea of treating Lecter as a protagonist. Tie your hair back, because like Migs, this one could get messy.    Read More

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