Episode 55

Published on:

28th Jul 2019

Legend (1985)

Following on from our Labyrinth/Dark Crystal episode, Tom completes his trio of childhood ’80s fantasy movies by taking Morgan through the history of Ridley Scott’s 1985 epic Legend starring Tom Cruise and Tim Curry.

We explore the insane techniques used to make the movie, Tim Curry’s iconic performance, TWO cracking soundtracks and why it didn’t exactly stand the test of time.

Note: This episode was recorded before the sad passing of Blade Runner star Rutger Hauer.

Directed by Ridley Scott, Legend followed from his early films including Blade Runner and Alien. It starred a young Tom Cruise, Mia Sara and an utterly terrifying Tim Curry.

Legend follows Jack, a ‘pure being’ who must stop the Lord of Darkness who aims to cover the world with eternal night, just like Mr Burns.

Despite not being a commercial success at the time and receiving mmmixed rrrreviews, it has gone on to receive a cult following, in classic Two Geeks fashion.

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Two Geeks Two Beers
Nerdy obsessions. Drunken ramblings. A nostalgia podcast about TV, film and video games.
Tom and Morgan are two mates who love talking nonsense about pop culture, while also enjoying a beer. We've taken our drunken ramblings from the pub to the studio to teach each other about all kinds of films, TV shows, video games and more. From '80s cartoons to '90s kids shows, action film franchises to cult games, we'll chat about anything remotely geek-related, often with plenty of confusion, bickering and fond nostalgia.
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