21 December 2013

Archived Podcasts

You Get What You Deserve

Only Leo and Ian this week but they have BIG problems with BIG Cinema. Discussions drift from the unloved Ender's Game Adaptation to the lack of thought provoking films these days. But aren't we getting the Cinema we deserve?

Between the Internet's never ending desire to see the world burn and the current Golden age of TV the Big Screen is being squeezed. Too big to fail they're playing to the lowest common denominator for as many humans on seats as possible. Spectacle and lots of explosions is something TV can't do, so it isn't surprising Films lean that way.

High budget thought provoking films have been made and died unseen, worse, they died with hails of vitriol from the Internet. But how is any of that the Film makers fault? With our Dollars and Pounds we've shaped the market we have now and show little sign of changing our habits. Leo has allot to say, Ian just wants chicken.

Direct Link: https://archive.org/download/026YouGetWhatYouDeserve/026-You-Get-What-You-Deserve.mp3

Dr Who Or What?

This week Ian traps his fellow 80's kids in the labyrinthine maze of a Dr Who Quiz. There he assails Leo and Justin with teasing multiple choice questions. Their only respite in this humiliation are Dr Who related discussions ranging from childhood memories, the series' death in the 80's and it's barn storming rebirth in 2005 with Paul McGann's American TV movie falling somewhere in-between.

Despite the lucid and often insightful nature of Leo and Justin's reflections on all things Who, Ian totally undercuts their punditry by stumping them with questions the majority of 'real fans' would find trivially easy. But aren't the opinions of laymen viewers more insightful and balanced than the hard core obsessives? What qualities must New Who strive to retain if it hopes to keep broadening it's audience for another 50 years?

Who cares! It's the one and only Dr Who edition of the 80's Kids!!! So get your sonics ready, adjust your scarves and bow ties and prepare to have your nostalgia regenerated as we wander through the space and times of Dr Who. Leo deduces his answers, Justin takes a wild stab while Ian writes a wall of text rebuttal on a forum somewhere deep in the internet.

Direct Link: https://archive.org/download/027DrWhoOrWhat/027-Dr-Who-or-What.mp3

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