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Hosts Mat Bradley-Tschirgi, William Thrasher, and special guest Eric McEver (writer and director of Paleonaut) discuss Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. They talk to Eric about how his love of Godzilla movies led him to Japan, how hard Godzilla films are to collect, and his early short film The Early Years of Captain Jack Sparrow.

One of a gaggle of Disney films based on their theme park attractions (The Country Bears, The Haunted Mansion), this one was so successful is spawned a pirate's bounty worth of sequels. Elizabeth Swan (Keira Knightley) is in love with blacksmith Will Turner (Orlando Bloom). However, she's engaged to James Norrington (Jack Davenport). Her stolen skull emblazoned medallion has hidden powers that intrigue both scalawag pirate Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) and haughty ghost pirate Hector Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush). Many sword fights and drunken arguments ensue.

Far better than any game based on a ride should be, this first Pirates of the Caribbean film combines derring-do with light horror elements in a family friendly package. Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio's screenplay is full of one too many characters, but when the cast is so game who cares? 

The trio get off on a tangent about the Star Wars Ewoks movies and Seth Green's stillborn Star Wars Detours series.

Eric enjoys the Heisei version of Godzilla vs. Mothra. Thrasher gave the quirky Pottersville a watch. Mat read the Peter Jackson biography Anything You Can Imagine : Peter Jackson and the Making of Middle Earth by Ian Nathan.   

The next few movie series we'll be covering are:

  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)
  • The Fugitive (1993)
  • U.S. Marshals (1998) 

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Wes Craven’s New Nightmare (1994) (78 - Sequelcast 2)

December 13, 2018
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Hosts Mat Bradley-Tschirgi and William Thrasher discuss Wes Craven's New Nightmare, the final flick of the original cycle of A Nightmare on Elm Street films. Director Wes Craven makes a very meta movie focusing on the making of a new Nightmare on Elm Street film. After a special effects accident on the set, Heather Langenkamp notices odd behavior from her son. Freddy Krueger (Robert England) is trying to posses her son Dylan (Miko Hughes). This time, it's happening for real... Or is it?

Sometimes too clever for its own good, Wes Craven's New Nightmare blends Tinsel Town with terror in an uneasy mix. Watching this motion picture without ever seeing the original film is an exercise in futility. Perhaps the best written of the Nightmare films, Wes Craven's New Nightmare is only successful in fits and starts. Think of it as a dry run for Scream

Mat thinks the Price is Right scandal documentary Perfect Bid is a bit on the dry side but not without its charms. 

Thrasher digs into the newest season of Mystery Science Theater 3000 on Netflix. Titled The Gauntlet, this mini season features an overarching story between clips of the films and features some cult movies that are more recent (Mac and Me, Ator The Fighting Eagle). 

The next few movie series we'll be covering are:

  • Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)
  • The Fugitive (1993)
  • U.S. Marshals (1998) 

Follow the show on Twitter @Sequelcast2

Like our Sequelcast 2 Facebook Page

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

Sequelcast 2 is delighted to be a member of The Batman Podcast Network. Hear more great podcasts here!

Watch Thrasher's tabletop RPG YouTube show d-infinity Live!.

Listen to Marc with a C's music podcast Discography.

Buy One Starry Night, a Cthulhu Live scenario Thrasher contributed to, from DriveThruRPG! 

Stan Lee In Memoriam (1922-2018) (77 - Sequelcast 2)

December 5, 2018
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Hosts Mat Bradley-Tschirgi and William Thrasher discuss the career of comic book writer, editor, and publisher Stan Lee. After a stint writing training films in the United States Army during World War II, Stan Lee returned to working for Timely Comics as a writer; in 1961, Timely Comics officially changed their name to Marvel Comics.

That same year, at the tender age of 39, Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby created The Fantastic Four. The first of several well known comic books Lee would co-create (Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, Silver Surfer, The X-Men), The Fantastic Four helped Marvel Comics grow in success and stature. 

And yet, Stan Lee was not without controversy. He was a bit of a publicity whore, taking sole credit for comics artists helped create. Much like Batman co-creator Bob Kane, Stan Lee wanted to, and became, a celebrity. 

Stan Lee continued writing comics until the end. Some of his more notable late works include the miniseries Just Imagine Stan Lee for DC Comics (Stan's spin on their roster of heroes (Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, etc.)) and God Woke for Shatner Singularity (an adaptation of a poem about the creation of the universe and God's reaction to it).

Mat and Thrasher discuss Stan Lee's career and some of his more memorable cameos in TV and film. Thrasher shares a touching story of how he met Stan Lee in person outside of a convention and got to shake his hand.

The next few movie series we'll be covering are:

  • Wes Craven's New Nightmare (1994)
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)

Follow the show on Twitter @Sequelcast2

Like our Sequelcast 2 Facebook Page

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

Sequelcast 2 is delighted to be a member of The Batman Podcast Network. Hear more great podcasts here!

Watch Thrasher's tabletop RPG YouTube show d-infinity Live!.

Listen to Marc with a C's music podcast Discography.

Buy One Starry Night, a Cthulhu Live scenario Thrasher contributed to, from DriveThruRPG! 

The White Witch S1E01 (01 - In Trouble Again: A Star Wars Droids Podcast with Mat Bradley-Tschirgi and William T. Thrasher)

November 15, 2018
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Hosts Mat Bradley-Tschirgi and William T. Thrasher talk about the first episode of Star Wars: Droids. Having been jettisoned by their prior master, C-3PO and R2-D2 explore the arid wastelands of Ingo. They team up with starship jockeys Jord Dust and Thall Joben to investigate the secret base of up and coming crime lord Tig Fromm.

This initial episode struggles a bit to introduce a host of new characters, a new planet, and a new story all in one show. Still, there are promising glimpses on the horizon. Anthony Daniels really gets to ham it up as C-3PO negotiates with deadly droids. The massive roster of sound effects from the Star Wars library don't hurt things either.

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Intro to Star Wars: Droids (00 - In Trouble Again: A Star Wars Droids Podcast with Mat Bradley-Tschirgi and William T. Thrasher)

November 15, 2018
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Hosts Mat Bradley-Tschirgi and William T. Thrasher of Sequelcast 2 fame discuss why they are launching a new podcast looking at the short-lived Star Wars animated series Star Wars: Droids in this premiere episode of In Trouble Again A Star Wars: Droids Podcast. Despite lasting for a scant lone season and change, this animated series featured high quality animation and actual continuity, both rarities for 1980s Western animated series. Taking place between Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, the series takes a look at the adventures of C-3PO and R2-D2 across multiple planets as they swear fealty to multiple masters.

Although it never has had a full season release on home video in the United States, we still feel it is a series worth exploring in this special limited run podcast and hope you enjoy taking this journey with us in a galaxy far, far away.

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The theme song to In Trouble Again: A Star Wars Droids Podcast is performed by The Cybertronic Spree.

Sequelcast 2 is delighted to be a member of The Batman Podcast Network. Hear more great podcasts here!

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Buy One Starry Night, a Cthulhu Live scenario Thrasher contributed to, from DriveThruRPG!