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Looking at films in a franchise one movie at a time. Hosted by Mat Bradley-Tschirgi and William Thrasher.

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Hosts Mat Bradley-Tschirgi and William Thrasher talks about The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, the middle film in the popular live-action trilogy. Director Peter Jackson only covers two thirds of the novel here, keeping himself busy with juggling three different storylines involving humans, hobbits, orcs, and Ents. Fans at the time criticized Jackson for making a liberal adaptation of the book, but for many this is the best film in the trilogy. Although it takes a bit to find its footing, things get a grand pay off with the Battle of Helm's Deep towards the end of the flick. 

Mat plays a brief clip from a live panel at Rose City Comic Con 2017 in Portland, Oregon in which he asks a question to Star Trek: The Next Generation actor John de Lancie. Thrasher feels mixed on Charlotte, a horror anthology film featuring a weird wraparound story about a woman being turned into a doll. Mat found some laughs in Bad Santa 2 and really enjoyed the new horror smash hit IT Chapter One.  

Listen to this episode while enjoying afternoon tea for maximum enjoyment.

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Hosts Mat Bradley-Tschirgi and William Thrasher talks about The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Peter Jackson's live-action motion picture from 2001. Based on the popular 1950s books by Professor J.R.R. Tolkien, Jackson filmed the trilogy back to back to back in his native land of New Zealand to take advantage of its economic disparity and varied landscapes. After wandering with his buddies through the forest and crossing a river, diminutive hobbit Frodo (Elijah Wood) volunteers to lead a diverse party to Mount Doom to get rid the dangerous One Ring. They run into trouble along the way. Although The Fellowship of the Ring takes its sweet time to get started, it works as a great example of high fantasy world building. 

Thrasher also talks about his middling response to Mass Effect: Andromeda, Bioware's latest title in their popular science-fiction RPG video game series. Mat was a little let down by The Founder, a drama about Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton) mutating McDonald's into a successful worldwide franchise through land acquisition and powdered milkshakes. 

Listen to this episode while snarfing down second breakfast for maximum enjoyment.

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The theme song to the Sequelcast is written and performed by Marc with a C.

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Hosts Mat Bradley-Tschirgi and William Thrasher talks about their exciting launch of a Patreon for Sequelcast 2. With a recurring monthly donation, you can directly support the show. The more goals we hit, the more Patreon-exclusive podcast shows you get to listen to. 

Listen to this episode while chipping in a buckaroo or two for maximum enjoyment.

Support Sequelcast 2 on Patreon

Follow the show on Twitter @Sequelcast2

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The theme song to the Sequelcast is written and performed by Marc with a C.

Sequelcast 2 is a proud member of the Battleship Pretension Podcast Fleet. Listen to other great movie and TV podcasts here!

If you like Thrasher on Sequelcast 2, watch his tabletop RPG video show d-infinity Live!.

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Hosts Mat Bradley-Tschirgi and William Thrasher talk about Police Story: Lockdown, the sixth film in Jackie Chan's long-running Police Story franchise. Known as Police Story 2013 in Asian markets, this standalone sequel (!!) has no relation to the other films other than Jackie Chan playing a cop. Time time around, he's playing Zhong Wen, a detective in the noir mold with a drinking problem and a sassy daughter (Jing Tian). After visiting her at a nightclub, he gets knocked unconscious. Now everyone has to survive while they are being threatened by criminal mastermind and former underground fighter Wu Jiang (Liu Ye). Employing a convoluted narrative peppered by flashbacks chock-full of melodrama, Police Story: Lockdown is far less comedic than other films in the franchise. It's also a bore, but there are a few tense sequences here and there. This flick didn't get a release in the United States until 2015 under the title Police Story: Lockdown

Mat catches the Harry Potter prequel Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them on HBO and enjoys its mixture of childlike wonder and child abuse. Thrasher saw Spider-Man Homecoming in the cinemas and loves how the story focuses on lower stakes; it's not the whole planet Earth that's in danger for once. 

Thrasher announces he is a Contributing Writer for the upcoming Core Rule Book for Warhammer 40,000 Roleplay: Wrath & Glory.  

Listen to this episode while getting attacked by a shovel for maximum enjoyment.

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The theme song to the Sequelcast is written and performed by Marc with a C.

Sequelcast 2 is a proud member of the Battleship Pretension Podcast Fleet. Listen to other great movie and TV podcasts here!

If you like Thrasher on Sequelcast 2, watch his tabletop RPG video show d-infinity Live!.

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Hosts Mat Bradley-Tschirgi and William Thrasher talk about the big budget live-action film The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy from 2005. Garth Jennings made his directorial debut with this sci-fi comedy. After drinking a load of pints with his best friend Ford Prefect (Mos Def), Arthur Dent (Martin Freeman) learns Earth's true origin story. All the while, he tries to rekindle a flirtation with Tricia McMillan (Zooey Deschanel). The late Douglas Adams spent much of the end of his life struggling to get this story made into a fancy Hollywood motion picture. Ironically, his premature death helped kick this flick into high gear. After budget cuts and Jim Carrey dropping out of the project (he would have played Zaphod Beeblebrox), what we have onscreen is a movie at war with itself. Its adapting a radio play/book/BBC series that's short on plot and long on character; to compensate, the film attempts to goose things up with an actual villain (!!) and shoot-em-up scenes that contribute to the movie's bloated 109 minute run-time. 

Listen to this episode while eating dolphin-safe tuna for maximum enjoyment.

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The theme song to the Sequelcast is written and performed by Marc with a C.

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If you like Thrasher on Sequelcast 2, watch his tabletop RPG video show d-infinity Live!.

 

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Hosts Mat Bradley-Tschirgi and William Thrasher talk about the final two episodes of the BBC series The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy from 1981. Covering the back half of the novel The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, itself a loose adaptation of the second series of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy radio play, these episodes satirize fancy restaurants, useless professions, and heavy metal concerts. Even though it's a compressed adaptation, there are moments in the final episode that prove to be moving in spite of itself. 

Mat finishes up the brief first season of the Netflix animated series Castlevania. Based on the video game series from Konami involving a whip-cracking dude hunting Dracula, he feels the series ends just as the plot is getting started. The first episode on Dracula's origin was his favorite. Thrasher continues to bash Ascent to Hell, a horror movie so mediocre he can't stop thinking about it. 

Listen to this episode while a pig encourages which parts of himself are tastiest to eat for maximum enjoyment.

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The theme song to the Sequelcast is written and performed by Marc with a C.

Sequelcast 2 is a proud member of the Battleship Pretension Podcast Fleet. Listen to other great movie and TV podcasts here!

If you like Thrasher on Sequelcast 2, watch his tabletop RPG video show d-infinity Live!.

 

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Hosts Mat Bradley-Tschirgi and William Thrasher talk about the first four episodes of the BBC series The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy from 1981. After debuting as a successful radio play on BBC Four, Douglas Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy was adapted as a novel to be followed by this BBC miniseries. These first four episodes cover the first book in the six-book trilogy (!!!). Several, but not all, of the actors from the radio series reprised their role for this show. After waking up to a bulldozer advancing upon his home, Arthur Dent (Simon Jones) tries to stop it. Before the day is over, he's found it his best friend Ford Prefect (David Dixon) is really an alien, been thrown out of an air-lock into space, and discovered the true origins of Earth. The typically low BBC budget doesn't help things, although the hand-drawn animated sequences of the guide are quite a treat as is the witty, droll dialogue.

Mat finds the pilot of the new BBC series Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency to be too violent for its own good. On the other hand, he feels the new Netfilx series Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later is far superior to Wet Hot American Summer: First Day at Camp. Thrasher felt Get Out lived up to the hype and insists you watch it at once. He also caught enough of Ascent to Hell to realize it's dreadful. 

Listen to this episode while ramming a fish in your eye for maximum enjoyment.

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The theme song to the Sequelcast is written and performed by Marc with a C.

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If you like Thrasher on Sequelcast 2, watch his tabletop RPG video show d-infinity Live!.

 

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Hosts Mat Bradley-Tschirgi and William Thrasher talk about Disney's Fantasia 2000 with guest Alexander Miller (Writer for Battleship Pretension, Talk Film Society, and Film Inquiry). Disney had attempted to make a sequel to Fantasia for years. After many false starts and a lengthy development process, Fantasia 2000 is the final result. Containing only one clip from the original film, Fantasia 2000 is much shorter than the original feature. Different celebrity hosts introducing the segments proves to be more of a distraction than anything else. Highlights include a segment featuring George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue illustrated in the style of Al Hirschfeld and an anime-inspired segment featuring Igor Stravinsky's Firebird Suite. This film has an timed-exclusive run in IMAX before rolling out to regular movie theaters. 

Alexander has been diving into the Fox cartoon Bob's Burgers. Mat isn't crazy about Jackie Mason: The Ultimate Jew, although he finds Mason's speech patterns and comic delivery a fascinating relic of a bygone era. Thrasher has been rewatching the flicks in the Alien franchise and finds some of the sequels better upon repeated viewings.

Listen to this episode while running through a crowded city for maximum enjoyment.

Follow the show on Twitter @Sequelcast2

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The theme song to the Sequelcast is written and performed by Marc with a C.

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If you like Thrasher on Sequelcast 2, watch his tabletop RPG video show d-infinity Live!.

 

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Host Mat Bradley-Tschirgi starts things off with an interview with indie musican and Sequelcast 2 theme performer Marc with a C to talk about his upcoming vinyl release of Shock Treatment Interpretations

Then, hosts Mat Bradley-Tschirgi and William Thrasher talk about Disney's Fantasia with guest Alexander Miller (Writer for Battleship Pretension, Talk Film Society, and Film Inquiry). Walt Disney sunk a lot of money into this artsy combination of classical music and animation, but it took years for Fantasia to make its money back. There's a lot of iconic sequences in here; The Sorcerer's Apprentice segment with Mickey Mouse later inspired a live-action movie of the same name starring Jay Baruchel and Nicolas Cage.

Alexander loves diving into Martin Scorsese's World Cinema Project No. 2 box set. Mat enjoys the music drops and lighter tone of the new Netflix series Glow. Thrasher fired up a camp sci-fi car chase cult favorite Megaforce

Listen to this episode while flooding a room full of brooms for maximum enjoyment.

Follow the show on Twitter @Sequelcast2

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The theme song to the Sequelcast is written and performed by Marc with a C.

Sequelcast 2 is a proud member of the Battleship Pretension Podcast Fleet. Listen to other great movie and TV podcasts here!

If you like Thrasher on Sequelcast 2, watch his tabletop RPG video show d-infinity Live!.

If you like Mat on Sequelcast 2, listen to his video game music podcast Nintendon't he produces for KBOO FM.

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Hosts Mat Bradley-Tschirgi and William Thrasher discuss Star Trek Beyond from 2016. J.J. Abrams was unable to direct this flick, so Paramount decided to go with Justin Lin (Fast & Furious 6). The Enterprise crew goes on shore leave, but learns of a distress call. After investigating the matter at hand, dangerous alien ships tear the Enterprise to bits. The crew is stranded on a mysterious planet fraught with danger. Can Kirk (Chris Pine), Spock (Zachary Quinto), McCoy (Karl Urban), and the rest escape? 

Mat and Thrasher love the new Castlevania animated series on Netflix. Thrasher gave Plan 9 from Outer Space another look and enjoys its charms despite its turgid pacing. Mat was let down by Masterminds, the latest flick from Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite). He much preferred an earlier comedy by Hess, Gentlemen Broncos.

Listen to this episode while a tiny alien attacks you for maximum enjoyment.

Follow the show on Twitter @Sequelcast2

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The theme song to the Sequelcast is written and performed by Marc with a C.

Sequelcast 2 is a proud member of the Battleship Pretension Podcast Fleet. Listen to other great movie and TV podcasts here!

If you like Thrasher on Sequelcast 2, watch his tabletop RPG video show d-infinity Live!.

If you like Mat on Sequelcast 2, listen to his video game music podcast Nintendon't he produces for KBOO FM.

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