Hosts Mat Bradley-Tschirgi and William T. Thrasher discuss May the Source Be With You, A Star Wars parody episode of the rare sci-fi sitcom Quark. Next week they'll be back on their regular Star Wars: Droids schedule.

Commander Quark (Richard Benjamin) and crew have to defeat the evil Gorgons with a little help from The Source (Hans Conreid). 

The Star Wars connection here is rather light apart from the Darth Vader knockoff villains and an uninspiring duel near the end. Special effects are shockingly good for a sci-fi comedy show. There is promise to be had with characters like sentient plant Ficus Pandorata (Richard Kelton) and the nebbish Otto Bob Palindrome (Conrad Janis), but the plot takes forever to get going. 

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Batman Returns (1992)

July 16, 2019

Hosts Mat Bradley-Tschirgi, William Thrasher and Jersey Jason, discuss Batman Returns, Tim Burton's second Batman film. The Bat. The Cat. The Penguin. The Sequel!

After Batman reinvigorated the cinematic coffers of comic book flicks, Tim Burton was allowed to do whatever he wanted for Batman Returns. The story gets long in the tooth with too many villains and is more interesting in the villains than the heroes. Danny Elfman succeeds with another rousing score. If you hate Tim Burton, you're not going to like this one. 

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Death Wish 3 (1985)

July 16, 2019

Hosts Mat Bradley-Tschirgi and William Thrasher discuss Death Wish 3. Paul Kersey (Charles Bronson) and his elderly neighbors battle a nasty street gang.

One of the sillier entries in the franchise, Death Wish 3 has more firepower than we've seen to date. The bad guys are less realistic and more cartoonish. A "fun" Death Wish movie, Death Wish 3 might just be the movie in the series best enjoyed with a group of friends.   

Mat likes Rocketman, a musical biopic on the life of Elton John from his childhood up until his sobriety in 1990. Thrasher saw Death Kiss, a knock-off of Death Wish starring Robert Bronzi, a man who looks not unlike Charles Bronson. 

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Death Wish 2 (1982)

June 20, 2019

Hosts Mat Bradley-Tschirgi and William Thrasher discuss Death Wish 2. After his daughter is murdered, Paul Kersey (Charles Bronson) tracks down and kills the thugs responsible.

Grittier than the first, Death Wish 2 is the kind of sequel that is nearly a remake of the original. Vincent Gardenia makes a welcome return as Detective Ochoa and Jill Ireland (Bronson's real-life wife) has good chemistry as a romantic lead. The rape scenes in this one are uglier and more exploitative than the original. Death Wish 2 is disturbing just for the sake of being disturbing.  

Thrasher thinks the Rifftrax on Star Raiders is good fun. Mat felt Dark Phoenix starts off well but ends Fox's long running X-Men saga in an underwhelming fashion. Mat thinks Nintendo Quest is a documentary that lacks a compelling lead in a novel premise of trying to collect all the NES games over a month on a fixed budget. They also talk about the old Marvel What If? comics.

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The Frozen Citadel

June 20, 2019

Hosts Mat Bradley-Tschirgi and William T. Thrasher discuss The Frozen Citadel, the 13th episode of the 1980s animated Star Wars: Droids series. This is the final regular length episode of the series.

Biological warfare is unleashed on innocents as our heroes and villains continue their quest to actually hang onto some damn Roonstones.

Gruesome and dark in a way most of this series hasn't been, The Frozen Citadel is a fine capper to the final cycle of episodes. There are better stakes than usual, and the icy volcano makes for a nifty setting.

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Batman (1989) (GUEST: Tyler Smith of Battleship Pretension)

June 20, 2019

Hosts Mat Bradley-Tschirgi, William Thrasher, Jersey Jason, and special guest Tyler Smith of Battleship Pretension discuss Tim Burton's first Batman film. The Dark Knight squares off against the Clown Prince of Crime!

A departure from the Adam West TV show from the 1960s, Batman reimagines the hero as a brooding man haunted by his past. Michael Keaton acquits himself well with Bruce Wayne's pathos, but is blown off the screen by Jack Nicholson's meatier stab at the Joker. Danny Elfman's rousing score would influence film soundtracks for decades to come. 

 

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Death Wish (1974)

June 8, 2019

Hosts Mat Bradley-Tschirgi and William Thrasher discuss the original Death Wish from 1974. After his wife is murdered and his daughter is raped, Paul Kersey (Charles Bronson) starts killing random hoodlums with his brand of vigilante justice.

A disturbing film with a decent script, Death Wish takes its time before Paul Kersey kills his first thug. Even though the dialogue lacks subtlety, there is some attempt made at setting up the moral conflicts between cops, citizens, and crime victims. Herbie Hancock's jazz score keeps things on edge throughout.

Thrasher thinks the adult cartoon feature Dirty Duck has enough weird moments to make it worth a watch. Mat enjoys the deep dive of the documentary Leviathan: The Story of Hellraiser and Hellbound: Hellraiser 2, although it's a shame it does not go into the other sequels. 

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The Real Ghostbusters

June 8, 2019

Hosts Mat Bradley-Tschirgi, William Thrasher, Jersey Jason, and BJ discuss the animated series The Real Ghostbusters. A spin-off of the live-action movies, it ran for a whopping seven seasons. They also dip into the Ghostbusters toys and video games a little bit. 

The Real Ghostbusters featured some clever monster designs and storylines that could be quite dark at time. From Season Four onward , it was retitled Slimer! and the Real Ghostbusters. These later episodes had an increased focus on idiotic segments with Slimer's solo adventures.

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Ghostbusters 2 (1989)

June 8, 2019

Hosts Mat Bradley-Tschirgi, William Thrasher, and BJ discuss Ghostbusters 2. Toxic slime feeds on humanity's negativity. The Ghostbusters must do battle once more!

Less scary and adult than the original, Ghostbusters 2 almost feels like a live-action adaptation of the hit cartoon The Real Ghostbusters. Its eclectic soundtrack is loaded with New Jack Swing, Oingo Boingo, and Elton John favorites. There are some good jokes, but the story is more of a slog. Bill Murray's subplot about trying to get back with Sigourney Weaver feels like something out of a different movie entirely.

Fun fact: This is the first episode where BJ was a co-host of the show. 

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Power Rangers (2017)

May 31, 2019

Hosts Mat Bradley-Tschirgi and William Thrasher discuss Power Rangers. A 2017 reboot for the big screen, Rita Repulsa (Elizabeth Banks) renews her betrayal of Zordon (Bryan Cranston) on Earth in present day.

It's a movie in which the Power Rangers barely appear. There is some decent social interactions between the teens, but the story slogs to an action-packed ending. It's too little too late. This was meant to be the first of a six-part series, and you can tell. Exposition is the name of the game here.

Thrasher likes the documentary Bathtubs Over Broadway. It's about the odd history of industrial musical numbers. Mat feels Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes is a detailed 4-hour documentary on the titular killer that can be a little dry at times.

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Across the Roon Sea

May 31, 2019

Hosts Mat Bradley-Tschirgi and William T. Thrasher discuss Across The Roon Sea, the 12th episode of the 1980s animated Star Wars: Droids series.

Continuing their search for the Roonstones, Mungo Baobab runs into Old Ogger, learns of a surprising familial connection, and gets an annoying comedy droid Lin-D to join them on their quest.

A few neat plot twists and some real stakes in the story go a long way. The Roonstones have a meaningful place in the plot. A sequence towards the end is a little reminiscent of the climax of Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade.

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Ghostbusters (1984)

May 31, 2019

Hosts Mat Bradley-Tschirgi, William Thrasher, and Jersey Jason discuss the original Ghostbusters film from 1984. Zuul and Gozer the Gozerian start a phantasmagoric assault on New York City. Only Peter Venkman (Bill Murray), Raymond Stantz (Dan Aykroyd), Egon Spengler (Harold Ramis), and Winston Zeddemore (Ernie Hudson) can save fight back with their proton packs!

A nigh perfect blend of comedy, action, and horror, Ghostbusters works best when the titular team is trading barbs. Things get a little creaky here and there towards the end, but the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man battle more than makes up for it.

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