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The Pavement Pounders discuss adapted science fiction, generally well-known films derived from written works. They read the book, watch the movie, watch remakes, reboots, re-adaptations, and give it all a good mulling over.

The Pavement Pounders discuss adapted science fiction, generally well-known films derived from written works. They read the book, watch the movie, watch remakes, reboots, re-adaptations, and give it all a good mulling over.
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The Pavement Pounders discuss adapted science fiction, generally well-known films derived from written works. They read the book, watch the movie, watch remakes, reboots, re-adaptations, and give it all a good mulling over.

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TMTYR Episode #58: A Very Important “And” (Children of Men)

12/3/2017
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This time, for a very late November episode, the Pavement Pounders discuss PD James’s The Children of Men and its 2006 adaptation, Children of Men. The movie and book were not universally loved by all of us, but it spurred a great conversation. Thanks so much to Dominic Coddington for suggesting the topic! Rankings: Colin/James/Seth/Dominic: … Continue reading TMTYR Episode #58: A Very Important “And” (Children of Men) →

Duration: 01:06:10


TMTYR Episode #57: You’re 50 Percent Right (Blade Runner 2049)

10/14/2017
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We wanted to get a quick podcast out here, so we convened in Seth’s dining room to record our reactions right after seeing the movie. Apologies for the poor audio quality and frequent dog interruptions, but there you go. (And then Seth forgot to post the darn episode.) The long and the short of it … Continue reading TMTYR Episode #57: You’re 50 Percent Right (Blade Runner 2049) →

Duration: 00:27:12


TMTYR Episode #56: Heeere’s Batty! (Blade Runner)

9/30/2017
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Wrapping up the Summer of PKD, the Pavement Pounders endured Blade Runner and whine about it for a bit. And two of three Pavement Pounders enjoyed the novel on which it’s based, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? And Seth can’t seem to pronounce “Voight-Kampff”. Rankings!: Colin/James/Seth: book movie Bonus Rankings! (PKD films we’ve done): James: Total … Continue reading TMTYR Episode #56: Heeere’s Batty! (Blade Runner) →

Duration: 00:48:42


TMTYR Episode #55: Teddypocalypse (Screamers)

8/26/2017
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As the Summer of PKD winds down, the Pavement Pounders discuss yet another bad adaptation of one of his stories, this time 1995’s Screamers, based on the 1953 short story “Second Variety.” Tune in and watch Peter Weller mail in his performance, and watch as the 1995 PC video game cutscene level graphics make you think, … Continue reading TMTYR Episode #55: Teddypocalypse (Screamers) →

Duration: 00:45:52


TMTYR Episode #54: Fedoraportation! (The Adjustment Bureau)

7/29/2017
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The Summer of PKD continues, this time with The Adjustment Bureau, the 2011 adaptation of “Adjustment Team.” Have the Pavement Pounders finally found a good one? (Yes. Yes they have.) Rankings!: Colin/James/Seth: Movie Story Notes: Read the story for free here: https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Adjustment_Team Next month’s homework, “Second Variety”: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/32032

Duration: 00:47:02


TMTYR Episode #52: De-Woo it! (Paycheck)

5/30/2017
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As the first entry in the Summer of PKD, the Pavement Pounders discuss the 1953 short story “Paycheck” and the 2003 film of the same name, starring Ben Affleck. (This is an effort to economize on precious time, as the three of us will have a difficult time getting together over the summer.) Rankings!: Colin/James/Seth: … Continue reading TMTYR Episode #52: De-Woo it! (Paycheck) →

Duration: 00:51:37


TMTYR Episode #51: We Had a Beta Unit (The Last Starfighter)

4/29/2017
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Fittingly, for Episode #51, the Pavement Pounders discuss an alien abduction movie, as Centauri kidnaps Alex Rogan in his intergalactic Predator Van to make him fight Xur and his Ko-Dan Armada. Yes, it’s another April Fool’s “Reverse Adaptation,” as we discuss the 1984 film The Last Starfighter and its Alan Dean Foster novelization. It’s a … Continue reading TMTYR Episode #51: We Had a Beta Unit (The Last Starfighter) →

Duration: 00:42:36


TMTYR Episode #50: Whiskey, the Water of Life (Dune)

3/31/2017
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To celebrate their 50th episode, the Pavement Pounders got James drunk and made him read Dune. (And also watch the 1984 film and the 2000 miniseries.) Unfortunately, Seth’s recording failed (silently) at about the 40 minute mark, so his audio is pulled from what bled into the other guys’ mics. It’s not fantastic, but the … Continue reading TMTYR Episode #50: Whiskey, the Water of Life (Dune) →

Duration: 01:33:55


TMTYR Episode #47: Punching People and Getting Promoted (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty)

12/24/2016
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For Christmas 2016, the Pavement Pounders discuss a film that came out on Christmas Day 2013 that also happens to be adapted from a short story which was also adapted into a 1947 Danny Kaye film that Seth just happened to grow up watching over and over. It’s “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” by … Continue reading TMTYR Episode #47: Punching People and Getting Promoted (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty) →

Duration: 00:55:46


TMTYR Episode #45: Pale Luddites (I Am Legend)

10/29/2016
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For Halloween 2016, the Pavement Pounders discuss Richard Matheson’s 1954 novel I Am Legend and the three major films adapted from it: 1964’s The Last Man on Earth, 1971’s The Omega Man, and the 2007 film I Am Legend. Slow, zombie-like vampires! Pale vampire Sith Lord beaniks! CGI uncanny valley superhuman darkseekers! And an Asylum … Continue reading TMTYR Episode #45: Pale Luddites (I Am Legend) →

Duration: 01:23:12


TMTYR Episode #44 – A Little More Data Than Number Five (The Nostalgist)

9/24/2016
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This time out, the Pavement Pounders quickly discuss Daniel H. Wilson’s short story “The Nostalgist” and its short film adaptation. This is a low homework episode, folks, so don’t get spoiled unnecessarily! This is a first, as the Pounders read, watched, recorded, edited, and posted the episode all in one day. Don’t get used to … Continue reading TMTYR Episode #44 – A Little More Data Than Number Five (The Nostalgist) →

Duration: 00:33:19


TMTYR Episode #43: Montag Shot First (Fahrenheit 451, feat. Phil Nichols)

8/31/2016
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For Episode #43, the Pavement Pounders are lucky enough to be joined once again by friend of the show Phil Nichols, senior advisor to the Center for Ray Bradbury Studies. Fahrenheit 451 is the topic this time, both the Francois Truffaut adaptation and, of course, the classic dystopian novel by Ray Bradbury. Pounder Rankings!: Phil/James/Colin/Seth: Book … Continue reading TMTYR Episode #43: Montag Shot First (Fahrenheit 451, feat. Phil Nichols) →

Duration: 02:09:36


Episode #42: The Prevalence of Tea Towels (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – feat. Michael Simshauser)

8/1/2016
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This time out, the Pavement Pounders tackle a whopper, covering The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, including the original radio play (Primary Phase), book, TV series, and movie. Michael Simshauser was nice enough to give us some audio to drop in, to add his insights about the four media under consideration, as well as the … Continue reading Episode #42: The Prevalence of Tea Towels (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – feat. Michael Simshauser) →

Duration: 01:20:59


TMTYR Episode #41: Everybody’s a Victim (The Prestige)

5/28/2016
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This time out, the Pavement Pounders discuss one of Seth’s favorite films, Christopher Nolan’s The Prestige and the Christopher Priest novel of the same name on which it’s based. Not everybody agrees about how awesome the movie is, but Seth is clearly right in this case, and also typing these show notes. Pounder Rankings!: Colin: … Continue reading TMTYR Episode #41: Everybody’s a Victim (The Prestige) →

Duration: 01:07:09


TMTYR Episode #40: Guilty Underpants (Supercut: Year Two!)

5/14/2016
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We’re well into our second year here, and if Seth has to listen to each episode multiple times, he should at least be allowed to pull out some of our best bits and chuck them into a supercut. This is a good sampling of our discussions on adaptational considerations, James’s proclivity for dropping in “That’s … Continue reading TMTYR Episode #40: Guilty Underpants (Supercut: Year Two!) →

Duration: 00:15:42


TMTYR Episode #39: Selfie With the Monolith! #aliens (2001: A Space Odyssey)

4/9/2016
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This time out, the Pavement Pounders are joined by Ben DeBono of The Sci-Fi Christian to discuss Stanley Kubrick’s classic 2001: A Space Odyssey. Colin and Seth both disliked the film on first viewing. Will things change after this viewing? What will James think about it the first time out? The movie is (kind of) … Continue reading TMTYR Episode #39: Selfie With the Monolith! #aliens (2001: A Space Odyssey) →

Duration: 01:18:19


TMTYR Episode #38: Scientists Should Read Frankenstein (Colossus: The Forbin Project)

3/20/2016
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Recording right about the time of our second podcast anniversary, this time we discuss Colossus: The Forbin Project, adapted from DF Jones’s novel Colossus. Many thanks to everyone who’s interacted with us in any way since we started doing this. It’s been a lot of fun and we look forward to many more awkward discussions … Continue reading TMTYR Episode #38: Scientists Should Read Frankenstein (Colossus: The Forbin Project) →

Duration: 01:01:32


TMTYR Episode #37: The Going Exchange Rate on Kisses (The Hunger Games, feat. MargoD of Book vs. Movie)

2/20/2016
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This time out, the Pavement Pounders were joined by Margo Donohue of the Book Vs. Movie podcast to discuss The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins and its smash hit film adaptation. Huge thanks to Margo for classing up the place by hanging out with us! Pounder Rankings!: Margo: book movie Colin: book movie James (rebel!): … Continue reading TMTYR Episode #37: The Going Exchange Rate on Kisses (The Hunger Games, feat. MargoD of Book vs. Movie) →

Duration: 01:07:23


TMTYR Episode #36: I Remember the Future (Interview with Michael A. Burstein)

1/30/2016
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No clever title this time, because we were fortunate enough to have a chance to sit down (virtually) with Michael A. Burstein and discuss his short story “I Remember the Future” and its recent short film adaptation. It’s not quite our usual format, as for the most part we took a back seat to Michael, … Continue reading TMTYR Episode #36: I Remember the Future (Interview with Michael A. Burstein) →

Duration: 01:22:13


TMTYR Episode #35: The Movie is Canon (Die Hard)

12/25/2015
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For a special Christmas treat, this time the Pavement Pounders discuss Die Hard, adapted from Roderick Thorp’s Nothing Lasts Forever. Is it a Christmas movie? Is it science fiction? These questions and more considered. Sprechen Sie talk? Eh? Pounder Rankings!: Colin/James/Seth: movie book Notes: Honest Action: Die Hard: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnHKv2G0wCw Tattoo fail ‘Nothing Last’s Forever’:...

Duration: 00:48:27

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