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Join Lily, Scott, and Shawn as they discuss, dissect, and analyze episodes of TV shows, movies, and other curiosities, giving you more information than you could possibly need.
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Join Lily, Scott, and Shawn as they discuss, dissect, and analyze episodes of TV shows, movies, and other curiosities, giving you more information than you could possibly need.

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Episodes

Wonder Woman: Who's Afraid of Diana Prince? (1967)

9/5/2018
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Join Scott, Shawn, Sarah, Kevin, and Matt as they have a Wonder-ful time breaking down and reviewing the very first live-action depiction of Wonder Woman, the 1967 unsold pilot presentation for a proposed Wonder Woman TV series: “Who’s Afraid of Diana Prince?” Listen as they laugh at this strange story of a 27 million-year-old woman who lives in a small apartment with her nagging mother, who also occasionally dresses up as a superhero and stops to admire herself when trouble arises. They’ll...

Duration:01:15:35

Inhumans: Those Who Would Destroy Us

3/30/2018
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Join Scott, Kevin and Sarah as they force themselves yet again to take a look at the second episode of Marvel’s newly canceled TV entry in their Cinematic Universe: Inhumans. Listen as they continue the story of Inhuman king Black Bolt and his family escaping to Earth to avoid the takeover of the lunar city of Attilan by his power-hungry brother Maximus. They’ll discuss the many problems with this series, from unlikable characters and a weak script to drab sets and unintentionally hilarious...

Duration:00:54:21

Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

2/20/2018
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WARNING: SPOILERS AND MAJOR PLOT POINTS ARE DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE! MAKE SURE YOU SEE THE MOVIE BEFORE LISTENING! Finally! Join Scott, Hamish, and resident Star Wars expert Paul, as they breakdown and review the long-awaited newest installment of the Star Wars franchise and continuation of the new trilogy: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi! Listen as they discuss their thoughts on what is possibly the most polarizing Star Wars film to date! How was the character of Leia handled?...

Duration:02:56:14

Inhumans: Behold... The Inhumans

1/6/2018
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Join Scott, Kevin and Sarah as they breakdown and review the first episode of the latest television entry in Marvel’s ever-expanding Cinematic Universe: Inhumans. Listen as they talk about the story behind this miniseries, from a scrapped future movie, to an edited IMAX release, to finally, a poorly reviewed series. They’ll also talk about the history of these characters, dating back to Stan Lee and Jack Kirby creations from the 1960’s and a fictional city that’s even older! What made this...

Duration:01:23:44

Inhumans: Behold… The Inhumans

1/6/2018
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Join Scott, Kevin and Sarah as they breakdown and review the first episode of the latest television entry in Marvel’s ever-expanding Cinematic Universe: Inhumans. Listen as they talk about the story behind this miniseries, from a scrapped future movie, to an edited IMAX release, to finally, a poorly reviewed series. They’ll also talk about the history of these characters, dating back to Stan Lee and Jack Kirby creations from the 1960’s and a fictional city that’s even older! What made this...

Duration:01:23:44

Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (Trailer)

10/31/2017
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Join Scott and his special guest, resident Star Wars expert Paul (in a rare, live in-studio appearance) as they breakdown every little detail of the new trailer for the highly anticipated second installment in the new Star Wars trilogy: "Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi"! Listen as they discuss what this trailer shows us, and if it's an accurate depiction of what we'll see in the movie. Is Snoke looking to upgrade his apprentice from Kylo Ren to Rey? Will Rey turn to the dark side of...

Duration:01:05:05

Animaniacs: Yakko's World/Cookies for Einstein/Win Big

10/11/2017
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Join Scott, Shawn and Jonah as they take a look back at one of the most sharp and irreverent cartoons of the 90's: "Animaniacs"! Listen as they breakdown and review the second episode of the series, featuring Yakko singing a somewhat accurate list of countries in the classic segment "Nations of the World", the Warner brothers (and Warner sister) trying to earn merit badges in Switzerland by selling Kid Scout cookies to a frustrated Albert Einstein in "Cookies For Einstein", and our...

Duration:01:22:32

The Cantina: Spaceship Pilot

9/27/2017
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Join Scott and Hamish for an interesting look back at a very strange and short-lived TV show from the early 80s, the Star Wars themed sitcom "The Cantina". Listen as they discuss this odd and long forgotten series starring Billy Crystal as the struggling Mos Eisley cantina barkeep Blorp and his one employee, the clumsy, yet ambitious wolf man Grunchy, played by Tony Danza. They'll talk about the many factors that ultimately led to the show getting cancelled after three episodes: its poor...

Duration:01:35:48

The Simpsons: Blame It on Lisa

9/12/2017
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Join Scott, Kevin, and Hamish as they welcome special guest Lucas to help them review and breakdown the highly controversial Brazil-themed episode of The Simpsons: "Blame It On Lisa"! Listen as Lucas gives his unique perspective on the many aspects of his home country portrayed in the episode. They'll talk about the popularity of The Simpsons in Brazil, the backlash this episode received, if Lisa's travel tips for Homer are true, the massive celebrity status of Xuxa, and lots of talk about...

Duration:01:27:54

The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang: May the Farce Be with You

8/26/2017
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Join Scott, Hamish, and Kevin for a look back at a cartoon with one of the worst premises in the history of television: the atrocious "Happy Days" animated sci-fi spinoff "The Fonz and The Happy Days Gang"! Listen as they breakdown and review the second episode of the series, "May the Farce Be With You", in which The Fonz, Ritchie Cunningham, Ralph Malph, the anthropomorphic dog Mr. Cool, and a super-powered girl from the 25th century named Cupcake accidentally travel to outer space in the...

Duration:01:50:10

Mister T: Mystery of the Golden Medallions

8/3/2017
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Join Scott and Kevin as they take a look back an an obscure Hanna-Barbera cartoon centered around a larger-than-life character who was a real-life pop culture powerhouse: "Mister T"! Listen as they breakdown the glorious episode "Mystery of the Golden Medallions", in which gymnastics coach Mr. T leads his team around the unrealistically steep streets of San Francisco and attempt to solve a convoluted mystery involving gold chains (not his, amazingly), a missing little brother, and stolen...

Duration:01:12:08

Generation X

5/9/2017
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Join Scott and Hamish as they take a look back at what is technically the very first X-Men movie, the 1996 made-for-TV: "Generation X"! Listen as they review this feature length TV movie that was also a failed pilot for a possible series. They'll compare the original members of the team that are seen in the Uncanny X-Men and Generation X comic books to their live-action counterparts. They'll also discuss the new characters that were created just for this production, the interesting acting...

Duration:02:34:54

MST3K: The Return (w/ Lead puppeteer Grant Baciocco)

4/26/2017
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Join Scott, Hamish, Kevin, and Matt as they welcome a very special guest to the show, "Mystery Science Theater 3000" lead puppeteer Grant Baciocco! Listen as they discuss the long awaited return of MST3K, thanks to a very successful crowdfunding campaign and years of loyal fan devotion. Grant will share his personal experiences leading up to his work with Crow T. Robot, such as being a puppeteer for the Jim Henson Company, working for Cinematic Titanic, and even getting to open for Weird Al...

Duration:01:27:37

Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (Teaser)

4/19/2017
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Join Scott along with Hamish and resident Star Wars expert Paul as they take an in-depth look at the new teaser for the highly anticipated follow-up to 2015's The Force Awakens: "Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi"! Listen as they breakdown every scene of our first taste of this new episode and discuss details you may have missed. They'll talk about the status of our heroes and villains since the last movie, what we can expect from Luke Skywalker, and what might be revealed in this...

Duration:00:59:46

Beavis and Butt-Head: The Great Cornholio

4/12/2017
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Join Scott and Shawn as they take a look back at one of the quintessential cartoons of the 90's: Beavis and Butt-Head! And of course, if you only had to pick one episode of Beavis and Butt-Head to watch, it's the one being reviewed in this week's episode: "The Great Cornholio"! An episode with big pop culture significance. So much so that it changed the word "bunghole" forever. Listen as they detail the history of the show, from a short called Frog Baseball made by a former physics student...

Duration:00:53:16

Street Fighter II

3/31/2017
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Join Scott and Hamish as they take a look back at a classic video game that launched an entire genre: "Street Fighter II"! Listen as they discuss the history of this game, from starting out as an arcade cabinet sequel, to becoming one of Capcom's best selling titles ever, and later spawning feature films, an animated series, and a toy line. They'll breakdown and review each character, each stage, each bonus round, and each unique character ending. Why have these characters joined this...

Duration:01:54:59

Star Wars: Droids: The Revenge of Kybo Ren

3/22/2017
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Join Scott and Hamish as they take a look back at an episode of an often forgotten chapter of the Star Wars saga: "Star Wars: Droids!" Listen as they breakdown and review the eighth episode "The Revenge of Kybo Ren". They'll talk all about the chronology of the series, the status of its canonicity, and especially the curious character of the space pirate Kybo Ren, whose name seems way too similar to "Kylo Ren" to be just a coincidence. Does this cartoon have anything to do with the movies?...

Duration:01:36:50

Playing the organ at Fenway Park (w/ Josh Kantor)

3/8/2017
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Join Scott, Kevin, and Sarah as they welcome a very special guest to the show, Fenway Park organist Josh Kantor! Josh is a super talented musician who happens to have a unique regular gig, entertaining nearly 39,000 people, 81 times a year! Listen as Josh recounts how he got his prestigious job with the Boston Red Sox, how he prepares on game day, and the various themes to his clever song selections that some fans might miss. He'll also talk about his musical hero and mentor, the legendary...

Duration:01:10:41

The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles: Attack of the Hawkmen (Part 1)

3/1/2017
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Join Scott and Steve as they take a history-rich look back an an often forgotten chapter in the Indiana Jones franchise: the early 1990's ABC TV series "The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles"! Listen as they breakdown and review the episode "Ravenel, France 1917", which served as the first part of the made for TV movie "Attack of the Hawkmen". They'll discuss the amazing historical accuracy of this fictional account of Indiana Jones' World War I assignment as a photographer for the French...

Duration:01:52:44

The Simpsons: The Town and Super Bowl LI (w/ Matt Selman)

2/11/2017
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Join Scott, Kevin, and Hamish as they welcome a very special guest, Simpsons executive producer Matt Selman, for a revisiting of the hilarious Boston-themed episode "The Town"! Listen as Matt shares some inside details about the episode, including its original story, involving conspiracies and red coats, a one-time only Easter egg for a re-airing of the episode, and how it became a wonderful love letter to Boston, how an episode is made, as well as the New England Patriots' recent improbable...

Duration:01:03:48