This week it's another return to the archives from my original podcast, the SpielbergPod, with an episode recorded back in Spring 2021 when we were still deeply in lockdown. It sees Kieran, Paul and I discuss the Columbo episode 'Murder by the Book', which was both the first episode of that long-running show and an episode directed by Steven Spielberg. Things to note since this episode was recorded, Angela Lansbury has since sadly passed (we talk about her being still alive in the recording) and also Kieran states Natasha Lyonne would make a perfect Columbo- and recently she has been cast in a Columbo-esque role in Rian Johnson's show Poker Face (which Kieran told me recently is very good).
In this episode- recorded back in either 2020 or 2021- there is a clash of opinions, as Jev and I discuss the film 'Two-Lane Blacktop'. (But we also find time to talk Big Brother, praise for 'Rat Race', hate for 'Mother!' and much more).
This episode was recorded as a Patreon exclusive episode (over at https://www.patreon.com/ErrP) but now it's free to listen to, for your audio entertainment. Enjoy!
Jumping back to the seventies, this is another one of our Patreon episodes (from www.patreon.com/ERRP) that has been moved to the main feed so you can download it for free.
This episode, recorded back in 2021, saw Jev, Kieran and I discuss the music video for Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody'. You can expect a musical intro, solid criticism of the band The Darkness and a bunch of name-dropping of celebrities we've seen.
In this episode Paul and I discuss another British animated kids show (a spin-off show from Danger Mouse, which we talked about earlier this year): Count Duckula. So we talk about the origins of the character, the show in general and also talk specifically about the episode 'Hardluck Hotel'.
Continuing the Sherlock talk from last week's episode, this time around I have delved into the archives of my original podcast- the SpielbergPod- to the 2015 conversation between myself and Jev on the Barry Levinson film, 'Young Sherlock Holmes' (it was Spielberg produced, that was why we we discussing it then).
In this episode Paul and I break into our 1980s Disney coverage with a conversation about 'The Great Mouse Detective' (better known in some countries as 'Basil the Great Mouse Detective'), the film which asks the questions 'what if Sherlock Holmes was a mouse' and 'can you eat cheese with crumpets?'
In this episode Kieran and I pick back up with our coverage of Michael Apted's Seven Up documentary series, with a conversation about '28 Up' from 1984. One note on this, we recorded this episode ages ago- back in September 2020 (in the period between the first and the second lockdown). Sorry this took so long to go live but it's a great chat. Oh, one more thing- this was the first 1980s episode we recorded (so this is Kieran's first time hearing this series' sign-off at the end).
Join us next time as we break into 1980s Disney with an episode on 'The Great Mouse Detective'!
Since tomorrow is the start of September it feels like a fitting time to end #mysummerofstartrek. Five episodes across which we discussed four films and one classic TV episode. And I have to say, it has been an absolute (phaser) blast. I look forward to returning to the wonderful world of Star Trek in some form on the show.
This time around Paul and I discuss 'Star Trek V: The Final Frontier' from director William Shatner (we had hoped Kieran would join us during the call but unfortunate he couldn't make it). A film we have many many thoughts on.
Also, the podcast which gets mentioned late in the episode is Spocklight: A Star Trek Podcast. It's a fantastic Star Trek show which we are big fans of and I think you would be too.
Join us next time as Kieran and I return to the Seven Up franchise to discuss '28 Up'!
In this episode Paul, Kieran and I continue our Star Trek odyssey (#mysummerofstartrek) with a conversation about 'Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home'. (NOTE: There were some issues with Paul's headset while recording this episode so apologies if some of his audio sounds a bit off).
Join us next time for as we complete our summer mini-series with an episode on... you guessed it... 'Star Trek V: The Final Frontier'!
After episodes on Star Trek II and Star Trek III, our five episode mission- which I'm calling #mysummerofstartrek- takes a change of course this week as we move to TV and to the crew of The Enterprise as captained by Jean-Luc Picard. Yep, that's right we're talking TNG as Paul, Kieran and I discuss the episode 'Q Who'. So that's Star Trek: The Next Generation, Season 2, Episode 16- an excellent episode of television where the crew of the ship encounter mega-villains the Borg. You can expect conversation about the Borg (from their debut here right up to their recent appearance in Picard series 3), talk of John de Lancie's Q, comparisons to Doctor Who, Battlestar Galactica and Firefly, the allure of William T. Riker, going for a wee in Star Trek uniform and much, much more.
And where do we go from here? Well, next time around we discuss 'Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home'. But for now.... ENGAGE!
Continuing the mini-series #mysummerofstartrek this episode sees Paul, Kieran and I discuss 'Star Trek III: The Search for Spock', directed by Spock himself, Leonard Nimoy. This time around Paul and Kieran talk about their favourite Trek films, we talk about casting Klingon's, the acting of William Shatner and question just how far the pon farr went in this movie. Also, just like our last Star Trek ep, the Star Trek podcast which gets mentioned is Spocklight: A Star Trek Podcast, which we recommend you check out.
Next episode we take a break from this series of films, but join us as we spend some time with a certain Mr Jean-Luc Picard and his friends.
Oh, and the Josh Hartnett film Kieran tries and fails to remember the name of was '40 Days and 40 Nights'. In case you wondered.
In this episode Kieran, Paul and I kick off #mysummerofstartrek with coverage of 'Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan' from director Nicholas Meyer. And 'what is #mysummerofstartrek' I hear you ask, why it's us covering all the 1980s Star Trek films over the coming month or two (maybe delving into some Trek TV too....).
Just as a bit of backstory to the ep, Paul and Kieran are long-time Trekkies while I am not (I make several X-Men comparisons in this episode as that was my franchise rather than this). Back in 2017 (I think) we covered 'Star Trek: The Motion Picture' as part of our 1970s coverage- that was the first time I had seen that film and likewise, this was my first watch of Wrath of Khan (I watched all the Prime Universe films just prior to recording this episode). So join us next time for..... 'Star Trek III: The Search for Spock'!
Oh, and shoutout to friends of the podcast Spocklight: A Star Trek Podcast who get mentioned during the podcast, who do great coverage of all the Star Trek films and the different TV shows too. Recommended listening!
In this episode Paul, Kieran and I pick back up with our Blackadder coverage by discussing 'Bells', the first episode from series two. You can expect discussion on how the episode handles gay panic,
talk of nudity in the theatre and quotes. Lots of quotes.
In this episode Kieran, Paul and I pick back up with our Tom and Jerry coverage with a discussion on 'The Cat Concerto' from 1947 from directors William Hanna and Joseph Barbera.
In this episode Paul and I get back into our ongoing conversation on Disney by discussing 'Pinocchio'.
In this episode we kick off season 5 of the show- this time around discussing films from the 1940s. And don't worry- as I explain in the intro- this series is designed to run alongside our 1980s season so there's plenty more 80s coverage to come. We begin this new decade with Kieran and I discussing one of the all-time greats, 'Citizen Kane' from Orson Welles. You can expect comparisons to Succession, talk of The Simpsons (obviously), discussion over whether Kane and Leland were sleeping with each other and much more!
In this episode Kieran and I discuss the iconic 'Bambi' episode of the British sitcom, The Young Ones (so that's series two, episode one- which sees the characters go on University Challenge). This episode was recorded late 2022 and I think was the first TV episode of this current 1980s run. We've done a few of these now, whereas here it felt like bold new territory for us. Oh, Ben Elton was not born in Southsea FYI. I had confused him with Peter Sellers who I had been reading about around this time.
In this episode Jev and I discuss 'The Running Man', the Paul Michael Glaser sci-fi action film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, based on the book by Richard Bachman (AKA Stephen King).
In this episode Kieran, Paul and I continue to look at 1980s music videos by discussing the Stephen R. Johnson directed video for Peter Gabriel's 'Sledgehammer'.
In this episode- which we recorded this week- Jake returns to the podcast for a discussion on Brian De Palma's period crime drama, 'The Untouchables'.
In this episode- recorded somewhen in the summer of 2022- Jev and I discussed 'The Money Pit', the 1986 comedy from Richard Benjamin starring Tom Hanks and Shelley Long. Our opinions on the film differ somewhat (I'm more generous on it than Jev) and then we completely disagree on 'The 'Burbs' (Jev likes it, I don't).
NOTE- This episode is an extended version of an episode released on the sister podcast, The SpielbergPod in 2022, which did not contain the special features for the film.
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In this episode- recorded way back in the summer of 2021 - Kieran and I discuss the directorial debut of Joel and Ethan Coen, 1984's 'Blood Simple'.
This episode- recorded back in 2018- is another one previously only available via our Patreon account (https://www.patreon.com/ERRP). In this ep, Kieran and I discuss docu-drama 'The War Game' from 1966. It's a super bleak film about the aftermath of a nuclear attack on the UK.
Recorded back in 2020, this is another episode we recorded for Patreon (from www.patreon.com/ERRP) that I've now moved to the main show to make it free to download.
This time around we're discussing the very first episode of the Hanna-Barbera cartoon The Flintstones entitled 'The Flintstone Flyer'.
Jumping back to the sixities, this is another one of our Patreon episodes (from www.patreon.com/ERRP) that has been moved to the main feed so you can download it for free.
This episode, recorded back in 2020, saw Kieran, Paul and I sit down to discuss the episode 'Free Wheeling to Wheeling' from the Hanna-Barbera cartoon Wacky Races, which include the likes of Dick Dastardly and Muttley and Penelope Pitstop.