Episode 31: The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth

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

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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 28: Planet of the Apes

Morgan teaches Tom about the sprawling POTA universe, from 1968 to 2017.

Morgan takes Tom through the entire sprawling Planet of the Apes movie series, with Tom being utterly confused over how many films were made in such a short space of time – covering all the movies and TV series.

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Beer choice: Polar Monkey

Episode 26: Keanu Reeves Special

From Bill and Ted to John Wick, we look back at the career of underrated geek hero Keanu Reeves.

No way. No way! Something a little bit different this time as Tom and Morgan look back at the career of an underrated geek hero of cinema: Mr Keanu Reeves.

We delve into the man himself, his history, his music, his not-so well received performances and in particular, these six iconic movies in Keanu’s filmography:

  • Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure / Bogus Journey
  • Point Break
  • Speed
  • The Matrix
  • Constantine
  • John Wick

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Note: Tom wanted to discuss The Lake House (aka one of his top five favourite movies, honestly) at length, but Morgan wouldn’t let him.

Beer choice: Hogstar (Hogs Back Brewery)

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Episode 25: Festive Fright Fest (Christmas Horror Movies)

Ho ho horror. Tackling the Christmas vs Halloween genre, from Silent Night Deadly Night to Jack Frost.

Ho ho HORROR. As we missed the deadline for our own Halloween special, we’ve combined it with Christmas for a collection of the best and worst of a very particular kind of horror film: the Christmas horror.

Morgan and Tom teach each other about: Silent Night Deadly Night, Jack Frost, Black Christmas and Treevenge – and discover that the Christmas horror genre is anything but festive. Garbage Day!

Beer choice: Life and Death (Vocation Brewery)

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Podlet Episode 3: Captain America: Civil War

After seeing Marvel’s latest, we explain why we’re easily Team Iron Man and why Bucky’s a git.

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Our third mini episode comes after we’ve seen the latest MCU blockbuster – Captain America: Civil War. We bang on about how we hate Bucky, why we love Spider-Man and Black Panther and how spoiled we all our nowadays.

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Podlet Episode 2: Doctor Strange preview

A Marvel preview – looking ahead to Civil War, Doctor Strange and new Spider-Man.

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Ahead of our next full episode about Sliders – here’s our quick take on the current Marvel Cinematic Universe situation: Doctor Strange trailer (and whether Benedict Cumberbatch can be arsed), Captain America: Civil War preview (why does everyone care about bloody Bucky) and Spider-Man: Homecoming (why it could be awesome).

NOTE: This episode was recorded before certain MCU spoilers were released.

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Episode 19: Die Hard

Yippee-ki-yay! Tom and Morgan look at the whole Die Hard franchise and look at its worrying future.

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Morgan and Tom explain just why Die Hard is the best action movie of all time, while also falling out at ranking the films, why Jai Courtney almost single-handedly ruined the series, and the many clones from Cliffhanger to Executive Decision.

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Beer choice this time: German ale Franziskaner Weissbier in tribute of Hans and Simon Gruber.

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