Sat, 28 January 2012
Subject: Dollhouse - Epitaph One (1x13)
Record Date: January 25, 2012, 07:24 PM
Plot Summary: Jumping ahead ten years after the events of "Omega", a small group of anti-tech rebels enter the derelict Dollhouse to discover the truth behind the dystopian world they live in, and how much of the population became imprinted killers or mind-wiped vessels.
Note: Kevin Bachelder, co-host of Tuning Into Sci-fi TV, as well as Active Architecture, a Dollhouse retrospective (also check out my appearances on Kevin's podcast, Saturday B-Movie Reel here and here), returns to the podcast, this time to examine the thirteenth episode from Dollhouse's first season. We discuss the more unique elements of this polarizing episode, including the video format and editing, the colorful dialogue and the new cast of characters. Also of note, I mention in this episode, the similarities between fonts used in body art for different characters. Upon closer inspection after this recording, I realize now there is more of a difference in styles than I first thought. Remember to listen for the preemptive countdown before starting the episode on your DVD.
Thu, 19 January 2012
Subject: Three O'Clock High (1987)
Record Date: December 10, 2011, 09:50 PM
Plot Summary: A sheepish young man is suddenly very popular with his peers, when he is forced into a fight after school with a new student, who happens to be a stone cold psychopath.
Note: Finishing the last of the banked episodes from 2011, "Bibbs" (the managing editor for Crave Online's Film section) joins me to discuss this film's astounding cinematography and editing, school violence and the more underrated offerings of teen films from the 1980s'. Remember to listen for the preemptive countdown before starting the film on your DVD. Also of note, I mentioned in this episode, a podcast featuring interviews with a few actors from the film, and here it is!
Sat, 14 January 2012
Subject: Gattaca (1997)
Record Date: December 02, 2011, 11:41 PM
Plot Summary: A genetically inferior man assumes the identity of a superior one in order to pursue his lifelong dream of space travel.
Note: In addition to this being one of the last of the banked episodes, it's also the penultimate recording from 2011. Josh, Tysto and I take an in depth look at this unique and throught-provoking science fiction-noir film. We discuss and reconfigure the story structure and plot points, examine the themes and ideas within and reflect on the critical and audience reaction, as well as the film's success and relevance to today. Remember to listen for the preemptive countdown before starting the film on your DVD.
Thu, 5 January 2012
Subject: Batman Begins (2005)
Record Date: November 20, 2011, 08:38 PM
Plot Summary: Driven by the death of his parents and the rise of criminal activity within the city, a man uses his inherited wealth to transform himself into a masked vigilante known as the Batman.
Note: After taking a break for the holidays, the podcast returns. Tysto and I take a look at the first installment of Christoher Nolan's Batman Trilogy. We discuss comic book adaptation to film, past incarnations of the characters, narrative structure and the repitition of specific themes within the Director's body of work. Remember to listen for the preemptive countdown before starting the film on your DVD.