Remember When – Episode 52
Jeff Goldblum: Dinosaur Slayer
We’re back in the saddle right out of the gate with episode 52. Want us to prove it? Here’s the scoop: We tangent RIGHT AWAY. Before we start talking about movies, before we jump into any of our planned topics, we get ourselves sidetracked. And with real life news, to boot! We talk about some of the successes in our personal lives, what’s been driving us lately… and even hint strongly at a video game podcast in the near-ish future?
After ten minutes, we hop into the Wayback Machine and jump back in time to 1993. America was still recoiling from the horrific news that Crystal Pepsi was being pulled off the market, and we needed something to heal ourselves with. Along comes Jurassic Park, Steven Spielberg’s popcorn flick based on the Michael Crichton novel. We talk about what it was like to sit wide-eyed under a giant screen with the new DTS sound systems when the movie came out on opening weekend…. and then give the movie a fresh look. Can a two decade old movie that’s special effect heavy hold up under the weight of time?
Then we tangent into Star Wars and Spielberg’s involvement with the Lucas franchise (and vice versa)… and further spiral off into Jay’s “delayed reaction” on some of our recent comedies… Parris’ fresh look at The Avengers… and more! It’s one of our most tangent-y shows of all time, and it’s chock full of goodies.
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0:00 to 11:10 – Intro, sidetrack into real life stuff, weight loss, and a potential video game podcast
11:10 to 28:28 – Jurassic Park chat
28:28 to 32:44 – George Lucas & Steven Spielberg, 1941, Jay’s “delayed reaction” to recent “Great Movies”
32:44 to 35:55 – Caddyshack, Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Saturday Night Live (the early years, when it was good)
35:55 to 45:16 – True Blood (with tons of spoilers… but trust us, we’re sparing you)
45:16 to 48:22 – Breaking Bad (mild spoilers, but a few choice quotes)
48:22 to 51:42 – Jay’s little surprise
51:42 to 59:27 – Homeland & Dexter (no spoilers) plus an extended discussion on why you can’t flinch when a character needs to die
59:27 to 1:08:26 – Parris takes a second look at The Avengers (with spoilers) with a fresh look at The Dark Knight Rises (also with spoilers)
1:08:26 to 1:14:10 – Jay goes through the summer movie season
1:14:10 to 1:19:18 – WTF JAY HAS NEVER SEEN BUCKAROO BANZAI?!?! (and more tangents)
1:19:18 to end – Wrap up