Episode 36: Ranking the Scrooges (Christmas Special)

Tom and Morgan pick three famous Scrooges each to find out who is the best ever.

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Merry Christmas! For this year’s festive special, we’re looking back at some of the most memorable adaptations of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.

Tom and Morgan pick three Scrooges each, to decide which one is the very best (not including Scrooge McDuck or efforts by Henry Winkler or Kelsey Grammer, sorry boys).

The episode also features an exclusive interview with Muppet Christmas Carol star Meredith Braun, where Tom chatted with her about the film’s fan favourite song ‘When Love is Gone’ and how great Michael Caine was as Scrooge.

Listen to Tom’s interview with Meredith in full:

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Episode 35: Flash Gordon

Tom and Morgan discuss the history of one of America’s most beloved comic book characters and its 1980 movie.

OK, we may have had an issue with our latest episode (ie, Tom forgot to record it properly), so that lost episode will be re-recorded in a few months time…

BUT, instead, here’s a brand new episode entirely, all about the history of one of America’s most beloved comic book characters, and its 1980 movie, Flash Gordon!

Tom and Morgan chat about the underrated hero that is Buster Crabbe, the best bits of Queen’s Flash soundtrack and why Ming the Merciless’ name is so perfect.

Beer choice: Smog Rocket (Flash has a rocket, innit)

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Episode 34: Batman – The Animated Series

To mark its 25th anniversary, Morgan explains to Tom just why it is one of the greatest cartoon series ever made.

To mark the 25th anniversary of DC cartoon Batman: The Animated Series, Morgan explains to Tom just why it is one of the greatest cartoon series ever made.

We delve into its influences and history, how it ended up influencing the DC universe forever, and why it was so badass, even today.

It also features exclusive interviews with Batman actor Kevin Conroy and Robin himself, Burt Ward.

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Beer choice: Guinness XX (dark, innit?)

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Episode 33: Red Dwarf

Tom takes Morgan through the history of the cult sci-fi comedy series.

In this episode, Tom delves through the history of his favourite TV show ever: Red Dwarf. He and Morgan discuss all 11 series, the dodgy American remake, favourite scenes and more.

It also includes exclusive interview clips with the cast and co-creator Doug Naylor!

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Beer choice: Pilot Project

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Episode 32: The Incredible Hulk

Morgan teaches Tom all about the 1978 TV series adaptation of Marvel’s The Incredible Hulk, starring Bill Bixby and Lou Ferrigno.

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The episode delves into the history of the TV show and its movie follow-ups, its catchy music and how it influenced subsequent films.

We also rank the live action Bruce Banners, boogie on down the disco version of the ‘Lonely Man Theme’ and get baffled by the awful theme to the 1966 cartoon series.

There’s also a clip of when Morgan chatted Hulk with Doctor Who and Jessica Jones star David Tennant.

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Beer choice: Gamma Ray (for obvious reasons).

Episode 31: The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth

Tom takes Morgan through the mind of Jim Henson and two of his greatest fantasy movies.

Tom takes Morgan back to the 1980s – when fantasy movies were everywhere and full of animatronics and puppets instead of CGI and green screens.

This episode delves into the brilliant mind of the late, great Jim Henson, and two of his non-Muppet movies: The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth. Movies that were not huge successes at the time, but have grown to become cult favourites.

We discuss everything from David Bowie’s bulge, scary bird things and whether pretending you were the baby in Labyrinth wins you any friends at uni.

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Beer choice: Little Creatures

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Episode 30: The Mandela Effect

Morgan takes Tom through the bizarre phenomenon of The Mandela Effect, where many people have shared memories of something that never happened.

For this podcast episode, Morgan takes Tom through the bizarre phenomenon of The Mandela Effect, where many people have shared memories of something that never happened.

We cover various mindmelts from C3PO’s leg to ‘Stop the Pigeon’ to ‘Kazaam’ to ‘The Berenstain Bears’, all of which confused the hell out of us.

Includes a tribute to the late Sir Roger Moore.

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Beer choice: Stella Artois (cockney rhyming slang for Mandela!)

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