The TRON Lebowski

After a long winter’s night, Remember When is back again for more retro-style goodness.

Since our hiatus lasted a little longer than we would have liked, we’re temporarily tabling the Doctor Who / Torchwood episodes to get back into some of the original Remember When formula.  We start off with a look back at TRON.  The original 1982 Disney film is a cult classic, and serves as the latest “Great Movie Jay Has Never Seen”.  With fresh eyes and an open mind, Jay sits down and talks about what he liked about the movie, why he thinks TRON sucks, and his thoughts behind what a 7 year old version of himself would have thought about TRON.

Then we jump into our discussion on TRON: Legacy.  As the big budget follow-up approaches the 300 million dollar mark at the box office, Parris and Jay sit down at their microphones and roll up their sleeves as they go head-to-head with their opinions on the sequel.  Can a huge marketing budget and crazy special effects work save this movie?  We talk about what works, what fails, and why Disney should never force a TRON movie to be a Big Lebowski sequel.

The last half of the show is a catch-up on all of our film and TV related tangents, with chatter about the mid-season TV schedule.  Parris admits he was wrong about a TV show, Jay admits that Parris was right about a TV show, and we rave about the brilliance of Ricky Gervais.  Maybe a little too much.

There’s a detailed look at the roster of shows coming in the first half of 2011.  If you’ve been complaining that we haven’t done enough “Remember When” stuff in our podcast, then you’re in for a treat.  We’re preparing some MAJOR shows that will dive deep into some of the best movies of the 70’s and 80’s.  Of course, we then tangent off into yet another direction.  Hey, it’s what we do.

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SHOW NOTES

0:00 to 5:54 – Introduction, explanation of the show’s hiatus

5:54 to 19:01 – Discussion of the original TRON (Great Movies Jay Has Never Seen) – SPOILERS

19:01 to 49:50 – Discussion of TRON: Legacy – SPOILERS

49:50 to 50:21 – Intermission

50:21 to 1:15:38 – Tangent Central, Part 1 (TV talk, Jay Hulks Parris, Cowboy Bebop)

1:15:38 to 1:22:28 – The Remember When schedule for the first half of 2011

1:22:28 to End – Tangent Central, Part 2 (Ricky Gervais love, the Bill Murray appreciation segment, and more)