Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Media Montage 29: The Day of the Doctor

Today Larry and Bruce discuss the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who, and the Special Episode The Day of the Doctor. Did it live up to the hype? Did it pay proper tribute to the past? Was it any good? Were there any surprises?

Friday, November 22, 2013

JFK and Songs About the Assassination

Yesterday's podcast about the JFK assassination had me recalling several songs about the event.

 British metal band Saxon from 1981's Strong Arm of the Law doing Dallas 1 P.M.:

And here is Bullet, from punk outfit the Misfits with a much grimmer take on the event:


and from 1988's Key Lime Pie, here is Camper Van Beethoven doing Jack Ruby:


What other songs detail or reflect on this paradigm shifting event? Let us know in the comments!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Media Montage 28: The JFK Hit - November 22, 1963

The 50th Anniversary of the John F. Kennedy Assassination is this week. Larry and Bruce look at the assassination as the mother of modern conspiracy theory, the gateway to many other conspiracy theories, and some the myriad of tendrils that spring from it.

Here's an interesting composite and stabilized version of the Zapruder Film:

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Media Montage 27: Is This Tomorrow? - America Under Communism

Bruce and Larry take a look at a wonderful piece of anti-communist propaganda: Is This Tomorrow? - America Under Communism.  The Cold War was just ramping up in 1947, when this fascinating comic book was released by the Catechetical Guild Educational Society.


Thursday, November 14, 2013

Media Montage 26: The Wraith

An angel of retribution drives a really cool car, and seeks revenge against the criminal gang that killed him. Bruce and Larry look at The Wraith from 1986, starring Charlie Sheen, Sherilyn Fenn, Nick Cassavetes, and Randy Quaid as Sheriff Loomis. Here's the trailer:


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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Media Montage 25: Cryptids

Have you ever seen a Bigfoot, Yeti, Loch ness monster, Chupacabra, Jersey Devil, Jackalope, or Lizard Man? In this episode Larry and Bruce discuss cryptids, those mysterious creatures that defy discovery, yet seem to wander the hidden corners of bogs, forests and mountains all over the world.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Media Montage 24: The 1996 Generation X Movie

The X-Men celebrate their 50th anniversary this month! In honor of this milestone, Bruce and Larry take a look at the first live action X-Men adaptations. It's Fox's 1996, made for TV adaptation of Marvel Comic's Generation X with Matt Frewer and Finolaa Hughes! It's Mutantastic! It's Freweriffic! It's a Spandexapalooza!