Sci-Fi

Ep. 90: Def-Con 4 featuring Tommy Bechtold

Joining us to finish off #SciFiJuly is our friend, comedian and actor Tommy Bechtold (The Middle, New Rockstars YouTube Channel), who almost watched another movie altogether but finally caught DEF-CON 4, writer/director Paul Donovan’s post-apocalyptic tale of love, survival, and unseasoned steaks! We discuss post-nuclear hut-building, DEF-CON 4’s iconic poster, the incredible amount of spices…

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Ep. 90: Def-Con 4 featuring Tommy Bechtold
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Ep. 77: Godzilla Vs. Mechagodzilla featuring Graham Skipper

We end Disastruary with our first Godzilla film released by New World Pictures: 1974’s GODZILLA VS. MECHAGODZILLA! And who better to discuss this with us but actor/writer/director Graham Skipper, who literally wrote the book on the subject: Godzilla: The Official Guide to the King of the Monsters. Graham fills us in on loads of Godzilla…

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Ep. 77: Godzilla Vs. Mechagodzilla featuring Graham Skipper
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Ep. 76: The Bees

We continue #disastuary with 1978’s THE BEES, a movie that explores the imminent threat of Africanized bees smuggled into the United States by Big Honey and the wacky world of the scientists that study them.   While most movies are made to appeal to specific audiences, we’re not sure who this movie was made for.  Was…

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Ep. 64: Wavelength

Erica likes to point out, “all roads lead to THE THING” and WAVELENGTH is one of those roads.  But WAVELENGTH is so much more. It’s a little bit of E.T. seasoned with a dash of CLOSE ENCOUNTERS sitting on a bed of Tracy Chapman. It also features some of the finest performances of faceless government…

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Ep. 64: Wavelength
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Ep. 55: Battle Beyond the Stars

It had to happen!  We discuss one of New World’s most successful and popular films, one that helped forge the careers of many incredible artists and, perhaps – PERHAPS – took its cues from another successful film that helped forge the careers of many incredible artists! Okay, let’s make that THREE films!  We dive into…

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Ep. 55: Battle Beyond the Stars
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Ep. 43: Ghost Town

To start off the spooky season, we bring you 1988’s GHOST TOWN!  Directed by Richard McCarthy (well, Richard Governor as far as the DGA is concerned), this film stars Catherine Hickland as a woman who abandons her wedding and is kidnapped by old-timey ghosts and Franc Luz as a semi-law-abiding deputy who tries to save…

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Ep. 41: Fantastic Planet

Imagine a world where alien creatures own humans like pets and everyone speaks French.  Also, nothing else in this world makes any sense.  There are sex orgies.  Alien food comes in the form of floating air pockets.  Meditation takes the form of an acid trip. Aliens use vacuum cleaners and bowling balls as military equipment. …

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Ep. 39: Battletruck aka Warlords of the 21st Century

The Oil War has come and gone, leaving the world a disaster unless you know how to make fuel out of chicken poop, or are welcomed into a friendly yet horny enclave of survivors, or if you own the biggest semi-truck in all of New Zealand. So sit back and pour yourself a glass of…

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Ep. 33: Star Crystal – featuring Peter Fluet

The phrase, “don’t judge a movie by its cover” has never so aptly applied to a New World picture.  Whatever expectations you have about this movie are wrong.  We are joined by Actor and Writer, Peter Fluet, as we break down a movie whose “plot twist” would leave M. Night Shyamalan scratching his head.  

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Ep. 33: Star Crystal - featuring Peter Fluet
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Ep. 32: Return of the Killer Tomatoes

Return of the Killer Tomatoes.  Is this movie part of the Facts of Life Universe?  Maybe.  Is this a hilarious tourist guide for the sights and sounds of San Diego?  Possibly.  Is America’s Cup the NASCAR of the sea?  Very likely.  We discuss all of this plus Skippy and Biff, Balboa Park, and pretty much…

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