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It’s Time To Reboot Hollywood Edition... Also Star Trek: Discovery

11/13/2017
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Rundown: We’re doing visit Dorking Out Studios and talk about some movie franchises that we’d like to see reboots. I think our picks will surprise you. One of the awesome things about Dorking Out Studios the complete lack of sexual abuse and harassment, which brings me to our second segment. Sexual abuse and sexual harassment: Is every man in Hollywood awful? We’re going to talk about it. And finally, Smith and our Star Trek experts Jeff Bond and Alexandra August talk about Sunday night’s...

Duration: 01:53:20


Thor has seen Stranger Things… and Star Trek Discovery Edition

11/6/2017
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Rundown: In this week’s episode, we talk about the blonde headed stepchild of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Thor and review the third movie in that series, Thor: Ragnarok. Is this the best movie in the MCU, or another Dark World? Joining us for that is Peter Brown, Associate Editor of Assignment X. Then we welcome AJ Muller, writer for Daily Grindhouse and Horrorview to talk about Netflix’s most recent juggernaut, Stranger Things 2: The Strangening. I may have added to this title. Then we...

Duration: 01:44:27


David Fincher’s Mindhunter... and Star Trek: Discovery Edition

10/29/2017
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Rundown: We review the new Netflix series MINDHUNTER. The 10-episode series is executive produced by David Fincher. Is amazing like ZODIAC or lame like THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON? You’ll have to listen to find out. For our second segment, we have a quick little chat about what we’re dorking out about this week. And finally, Chris talks two week’s worth of STAR TREK: DISCOVERY with Alexandra August and Jeff Bond. Topic 1: David Fincher's Mindhunter You may have noticed we don’t...

Duration: 01:44:41


Battle of the Sexes, Scares and Star Trek: Discovery Edition

10/16/2017
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Rundown: We bring on our old Pop Show friends Peter Brown, Ryan Mitchelle and Anthony C. Ferrante to discuss scary movies we might not think are our favorites but that we just really, really like. Then we discuss the new tennis horror film, a Kafkaesque distortion of the natural order, Battle of the Sexes starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell… my description might not be entirely accurate… then we welcome again Jeff Bond and Alexandra August to talk about Episode 05 of Star Trek:...

Duration: 01:58:33


Spielberg is a Blade Runner… and Star Trek: Discovery Edition

10/9/2017
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We review BLADE RUNNER 2049, which is the latest installment in the BLADE franchise starring Wesley Snipes. I kid, obviously. Margo D. from the Book vs. Movie podcast joins us to talk about one of the long-awaited sequel to BLADE RUNNER, which is one of the most influential sci-fi movies of all time. In our second segment, Smith and I talk about the new documentary SPIELBERG, which aired on HBO Saturday night. After watching it I have a whole new appreciation for THE LOST WORLD. Not...

Duration: 01:45:08


Favorite Comedies of All Time... and Star Trek: Discovery Edition

10/2/2017
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Show Rundown: We’ve decided to do an expanded edition of our periodic segment, Why Should I Listen to You? In this entry, our top five favorite comedies. Joining us to talk about Airplane!... and all the other comedies, is a man who knows a hell of a lot about comedy, director of Sharknados 1-5, Anthony C. Ferrante. Then we revive another, somewhat related segment, ‘You’re Dead To Me’ wherein Sonia and I talk about a piece of culture we straight up hate. And finally, we are joined by our...

Duration: 02:06:17


Kingsman: The Ken Burn’s Star Trek Edition

9/25/2017
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Rundown: In this week’s episode, we review KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE, which topped the weekend box office with $39 million. We also talk about ATOMIC BLONDE and wonder if the spy genre is at a crossroads. Are either of these movies any good, and are they the next James Bond? I think Smith and I do not agree on the answers to those questions. In our second segment, friend of the show Mike Richman, our favorite hobbyist historian joins us to talk about the new Ken Burns documentary series...

Duration: 02:01:32


Are Star Trek, The Emmys and Hollywood Studios Still a Thing? Edition

9/18/2017
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Show Rundown: We welcome our Star Trek Jeff Bond and maybe Alexandra August (we kid) to join us in a talk about what STAR TREK means to us as a lead up to STAR TREK DISCOVERY which premieres this Sunday! We’re going to be doing weekly recaps and discussions after each episode, so consider this your warm up. In our second segment, Todd Bishop, co-founder of Geek Wire and our old boss at The Orion, the weekly newspaper at Chico State, joins us to talk about Silicon Valley-ing of Hollywood:...

Duration: 02:06:49


IT Is Stephen King, IT Is! Edition

9/12/2017
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Show Rundown: We review Stephen King’s IT, which scared up $117 million at the box office this weekend. Neither of us have read the book so we brought in an expert, Margo D from Book vs Movie. She’s a big Stephen King fan, so Margo is going to stick around for our second segment while we share our favorite Stephen King adaptations. And finally, we will end our show with what we’re dorking out about this week. Another Star Wars movie, another director firing, but does that mean things are...

Duration: 01:22:32


Twin Peaks WTF?! and Game of Thrones: Great TV Show or the Greatest? Edition

9/3/2017
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Rundown: We talk about the ultimate piece of WTF pop culture, David Lynch’s Twin Peaks: The Return. The finale was on Showtime last night, and we have thoughts. Joining us for that is our old friend Anthony C. Ferrante, pop culture encyclopedia, but you may know him as the director of all five Sharknado movies. Then in our second segment, we are joined by a new friend, Alexandra August from the GOT Thrones podcast and Geek Magazine, to ask the question… Now that we’ve digested Season 7 and...

Duration: 01:39:12


Fall TV Preview and Blue Dragon Fire burns The Defenders Edition

8/27/2017
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Rundown: We share our most anticipated TV shows of the fall 2017. And speaking of TV, in our second segment, Ben Weddell from Big Ben’s Movie Show joins us to review THE DEFENDERS on Netflix. Is this one going to be a street fight between a DEFENDERS defender and two hosts ready to ditch the Marvel TV Universe? Yes. And finally, Peter Brown from Assignment X joins us to talk about the season 7 finale of GAME OF THRONES and what we are expecting for the eighth and final season. Topic 1:...

Duration: 01:32:46


Fall/Winter Movie Preview, Summer Movie Review Edition

8/18/2017
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In this week’s episode, we talk about the summer movie season... Our favorite movies, our least favorite movies and what it all means and in our second segment, we look ahead to our most anticipated movies of the fall and winter movie seasons - movies that are not THE LAST JEDI. But Star Wars: The Last Jedi is in there for sure. Finally, Peter Brown from Assignment X joins us talk about Season 7, Episode 6 of Game Of Thrones. Topic 1: The Movies of Summer of 2017 But first, a little...

Duration: 01:39:04


The Riots of Detroit and the Bastard of King’s Landing Edition

8/14/2017
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Rundown: On this week’s show we’re talking about Kathryn Bigelow’s new movie, Detroit about the riots, the Algiers Hotel incident. It’s a searing, adult drama about race, police, the changes in American society of the 1960s, and one that has an all-too timely feel today. Wonder Why. We also use this as a jumping off point to talk about dramas for adults and wonder if they’re still a thing. We then talk about a provocative piece in The Guardian by Danny Leigh which asks the question is...

Duration: 01:24:55


The Dark Tower and Iron Throne Edition

8/7/2017
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Rundown: We review the long-awaited adaptation of Stephen King’s “The Dark Tower,” starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey. Does it live up to expectations? The answer is surprisingly long. In our second segment, the men behind HBO’s “Game Of Thrones” announced their next project, a controversial new series called “Confederate,” which is set in the present day and the South had seceded from the Union, and slavery is still legal. We talk about questionable stories and being offended by...

Duration: 01:31:33


Our Favorite Movies of the 21st Century Edition

7/28/2017
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Show Rundown: We’re doing a massive entry in our periodic Why Should I Listen to You segment and we’re running down our favorite movies of the 2000s. The New York Times did it a few weeks back, so why not us? In our second topic, we’ll be talking about the new Netflix show, Friends from College starring Keegan-Michael Key, Cobie Smulders and Fred Savage. Is the Suddenly Susan of the Prestige TV Era? We’ll let you know (Psst, the answer is yes). Plus quick reviews of Girls Trip and...

Duration: 01:57:11


57: The Dunkirk Goes To Comic-Con Edition

7/24/2017
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Show Rundown: In this week’s episode, we review Christopher Nolan’s new movie, “Dunkirk.” In our second segment Peter Brown from Assignment X and our other podcast Dorking Out About Trailers joins us to talk about - duh - trailers; the trailers from Comic Con - to be more specific. Peter sticks around for our final segment, in which we talk about Sunday night’s episode of Game Of Thrones. Topic 1: Dunkirk Review and Thoughts on Christopher Nolan In recent years movies have been...

Duration: 01:18:54


56: The Game of Thrones Played by Apes Edition

7/17/2017
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Show Rundown: In this week’s episode, we talk about the return of Game Of Thrones, which kicked off its penultimate season on Sunday night. Peter Brown from Assignment X joins us. In our second segment, we review the final installment of the “Planet of the Apes” movies, “War For The Planet Of The Apes.” Smith super loves this series. Was he happy with how it all ended? Well, you’ll have to listen and find out. And finally, we end our show with what we’re dorking out about this week, which...

Duration: 01:42:28


55: The Spider-Man vs. Glow Edition

7/10/2017
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Show Rundown: In this week’s episode, friend of the show Ben Weddell, host of Big Ben’s Movie Show, joins Chris for a review of “Spider-Man: Homecoming.” Why am I not reviewing it, too? Because I actually decided to wait to see it opening day. I’m not as inpatient as my co-host who just HAD to see it early and review it right away. OR maybe I have a life and I can’t stop everything to see yet another Spider-Man movie. Or maybe - just maybe - it’s a scheduling thing. In our second segment,...

Duration: 01:12:32


54: The Baby Driver Goes To Twin Peaks Edition

7/3/2017
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Show Rundown: In this week’s episode we welcome our new podcasting friend Mike Richman of the political podcast Nor Cal News Now to talk about the new Edgar Wright movie Baby Driver, and discuss the director’s colorful and hyper-praised career. Is he the Wes Anderson of the geek movie? Then we welcome back Scott Daigle to talk about Twin Peaks. We’re almost half-way through. Is David Lynch’s return to that small Washington logging town just as opaque and random as we feared? Then we...

Duration: 01:15:31


53: The Dorking Out Show 40th Anniversary Edition

6/25/2017
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Show Rundown: To honor our first anniversary as a podcast, Chris and Sonia have reached back into the archives to pull clips from our 40 years as an ahead-of-our-time pop culture podcast. Since May, 1977, we've been doing test podcasts of the Dorking Out Show, distributing our shows via 8-Track Tapes, CDs, DAT tapes, radio and finally podcast players. In this special episode, you'll Chris and Sonia fight and make-up, quit and return to the show as the biggest events of 40-years of pop...

Duration: 01:34:19

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