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Where the Long Tail Ends is a website dedicated to finding old, obscure and possibly awful films that are adrift in the sea of pop culture.

Where the Long Tail Ends is a website dedicated to finding old, obscure and possibly awful films that are adrift in the sea of pop culture.
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Minneapolis, MN

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Where the Long Tail Ends is a website dedicated to finding old, obscure and possibly awful films that are adrift in the sea of pop culture.

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@WTLTE

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English


Episodes

Still Watching the Skies: Episode 50 "Heavy Metal & Heavy Metal 2000"

10/10/2018
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This episode, Nat, Cody, and Robert celebrate our 50th episode with a look at the movies HEAVY METAL and HEAVY METAL 2000. Based on the long running magazine, inspired by the French magazine Metal Hurlant, it's the rare science fiction anthology. Possibly aimed at adults? Regardless, we have a lot to discuss and have a bonus look back at the first 50 episodes at the end. Time tracks - HEAVY METAL: 0:00 to 58:36, HEAVY METAL 2000: 58:36 to 1:20:38, 50th Episode Celebration: 1:20:38 to...

Duration:01:54:49

Still Watching the Skies: Episode 49 "Dreamscape & The Hidden"

9/9/2018
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This episode, Robert, Nat, and Cody are joined by Jim Laczkowski of the Now Playing Network and Voices & Visions to discuss two 1980s science fiction franchise starters that didn't quite make the cut at the box office but still have strong cult audiences with DREAMSCAPE and THE HIDDEN. Time tracks: DREAMSCAPE: 0:00 to 40:20, THE HIDDEN: 40:20 to 1:15:53, Next Film and Outro: 1:15:53 to End

Duration:01:24:01

Still Watching the Skies: Episode 48 "X: The Man With the X-Ray Eyes"

8/10/2018
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"And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out..." This episode, Cody, Robert, and Nat enter the wild world of Roger Corman with X: THE MAN WITH THE X-RAY EYES. X: THE MAN WITH THE X-RAY EYES is a mix of hubris, psychedelic visuals, Ray Milland, Don Rickles, and a surprising amount of thoughtfulness. We also take a look back at year four of the podcast. Time tracks: X: THE MAN WITH THE X-RAY EYES: 0:00 to 45:15, Year Four Recap: 45:15 to 1:06:24, Next Films and Outro: 1:06:24 to End.

Duration:01:12:43

Still Watching the Skies: Episode 47 "Slaughterhouse-Five"

7/9/2018
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Forty six years ago, SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE, George Roy Hill's adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut's famous novel, won a prize at Cannes. It also won a Hugo award. And then it seemingly vanished from all discussion. So it goes. This episode, Nat, Cody, and Robert revisit the journey of Billy Pilgrim, unstuck in time and a visitor to the planet Tralfamadore.

Duration:01:13:57

Still Watching the Skies: 2018 Pulp Heroes Spectacular

7/4/2018
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Robert, Nat, and Cody are joined by returning guest John Bierly as we take a trip back to the 1990s and three films, THE ROCKETEER, THE SHADOW, and THE PHANTOM, that tried to catch onto the superhero boom created by Tim Burton's BATMAN but which missed for various reasons as part of our Pulp Heroes Spectacular bonus episode. Time tracks: 0:00 to 33:00 Intro & THE ROCKETEER, 33:00 to 1:04:16 THE SHADOW, 1:04:16 to End, THE PHANTOM and various other films.

Duration:01:51:06

Still Watching the Skies: Episode 46 "Fahrenheit 451"

6/1/2018
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Robert, Nat, and Cody take a trip this episode into the dystopian future of Ray Bradbury's FAHRENHEIT 451 courtesy of Francois Truffaut's 1966 adaptation.

Duration:01:11:48

Still Watching the Skies: Episode 45 "Flash Gordon / Flesh Gordon"

5/5/2018
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Cody, Robert, & Nat have done pairings before, but this may be our high and low simultaneously. This month we present for your entertainment, FLASH GORDON and FLESH GORDON. We also take a look at the first chapter of the 1936 serial. For more information visit us at wherethelongtailends.com

Duration:01:31:53

Still Watching the Skies: Episode 44 "Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze"

4/1/2018
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Nat, Cody, and Robert have no fear, because Doc Savage is here. Once again the Still Watching the Skies crew shows their bravery, intelligence, and superior upbringing by grappling with films that lesser podcasts wouldn't touch. That's right, this month we're on an adventurous undertaking with 1975's DOC SAVAGE: THE MAN OF BRONZE.

Duration:01:13:49

Still Watching the Skies: Episode 43 "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea"

3/11/2018
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Robert, Nat, and Cody take a deep dive with 1954's 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA courtesy of Walt Disney and company. We're joined on this journey by Andy DiGenova of Dis-Order: Every Disney Film. 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA was the first live action film shot by the Walt Disney company in America. Shot for the princely sum of $5 million, every cent spent on 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA shows on the big screen. There have been few bigger productions of Jules Verne's novels and the 19th...

Duration:01:40:00

Still Watching the Skies: Episode 42 "Innerspace"

2/16/2018
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Cody, Robert, and Nat take a trip to the innermost regions of a man with 1987's INNERSPACE. It's a film from Joe Dante near the apex of his career with Steven Spielberg as a producing partner and several stars in the cast. If that's not enough, we discuss our top 10 films of the year. And, because it's inevitable, we break into a talk about STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI. Time tracks: Intro and INNERSPACE Discussion 0:00 to 43:20, Top 10 Films of 2017 Discussion 43:20 to 1:10:54, STAR WARS: THE...

Duration:01:30:03

Still Watching the Skies: Episode 41 "Bad Taste"

1/11/2018
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Nat, Cody, and Robert (with a special cameo appearance from John Bierly of Peace Fund Radio) take a trip to the other side of the world and the earliest days of Peter Jackson's career with 1987's BAD TASTE. It's a film that takes its title as a mission statement. If that's not enough, Nat and Robert take a dive into THE SHAPE OF WATER. Intro and BAD TASTE Discussion 0:00 to 28:21 THE SHAPE OF WATER Discussion 23:21 to 45:33 More BAD TASTE Discussion 45:33 to 59:48 Next Month's Film and Outro...

Duration:01:04:45

Still Watching the Skies: 2017 Christmas Bonus Episode "Secret Santa III"

12/20/2017
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Robert, Nat, and Cody are joined by returning guest Angela Fabbrini (with Jim Laczkowski of Voices & Visions being present in spirit) as we throw our third annual Secret Santa party. Who gave what to whom is the mystery of the episode as we take turns discussing five movies especially chosen for their recipients by their secret Santas. Our unplanned for theme this year is eat, drink, and be merry as food and drink play a role in a significant number of movies. On tap is James Whale's...

Duration:01:47:13

Still Watching the Skies: Episode 40 "The Invisible Man"

12/3/2017
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Robert, Nat, and Cody take a journey back to the early days of the talkies, and prior to the Hayes Code, with 1933's THE INVISIBLE MAN. It's safe to say that there's not much disagreement with the conventional wisdom on this film, but we talk about it at length. Plus a Cinecast tradition of mispronounced names lives on! You have to listen to find out who is continuing that tradition. If that’s not enough, we spend the second half of the episode with Zach Snyder’s and Joss Whedon’s JUSTICE...

Duration:01:52:05

Still Watching the Skies: Episode 39 "The Guyver and Guyver: Dark Hero"

11/12/2017
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This month Cody, Robert, and Nat make a return to the vhs glory days of Blockbuster video with a double feature of THE GUYVER and GUYVER: DARK HERO. But, wait. There's more. Cody and Nat have seen THOR: RAGNAROK and have a lot to say about the film. We open the mailbag and Robert answers a question about Lovecraft's relationship with Batman comics and specifically Arkham Asylum. We then play a game of Jeopardy to choose next month's film.

Duration:01:36:44

Still Watching the Skies: Episode 2017 Halloween Bonus Episode "H.P. Lovecraft"

10/28/2017
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Robert, Nat, and Cody are joined by Angela Fabbrini of the Cabin in the Woods podcast to discuss the life, literary work, and films inspired by H.P. Lovecraft. Lovecraft toiled away in poverty and semi-obscurity during his relatively short life, but ended

Duration:02:19:30

Still Watching the Skies: Episode 38 "Hardware"

10/7/2017
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Nat, Cody, and Robert take a look this month at Richard Stanley's grimy future shock tale Hardware.

Duration:01:02:35

Still Watching the Skies: Episode 37 "Quatermass and the Pit & Prince of Darkness"

9/15/2017
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Robert, Nat, and Cody are feeling a little devilish and we bring you the fiendish pairing of QUATERMASS AND THE PIT alongside John Carpenter's PRINCE OF DARKNESS.

Duration:01:30:19

Still Watching the Skies: Episode 36 "Zardoz"

8/16/2017
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Cody, Robert, and Nat wrap up year three of the podcast by pondering John Boorman's 1974 film ZARDOZ. Of which, the only thing we can be truly sure of is that ZARDOZ somehow exists. We also do some catching up and preview year four. Tagged by NCH Software

Duration:01:22:19

Still Watching the Skies: Bonus Episode "Star Wars 40th Birthday"

8/7/2017
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Robert and Cody note that it's the 40th birthday of STAR WARS and decide to celebrate the occasion. We decided to take a look at three key influences in TRIUMPH OF THE WILL, THE HIDDEN FORTRESS, and THE DAM BUSTERS. Tagged by NCH Software

Duration:01:15:21

High & Low Brow - Trapped!

8/3/2017
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And we're back! Well, this took us a little longer to post this episode, only because James is now an international man of mystery. James went on a trip to Canada and so we had to plan around that monumental excursion. If you want to know what James was up to in Canada, you are in luck. You've got an hour of notes to open the show delivered in the kind of meticulous detail we all expect of Mr. Gilham. Trapped! It's been a while since we've had an episode where we have had two films that...

Duration:01:46:48