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Planes, Thrones, and Groot
Oh hai! We’re back, and we have so much good stuff for you. Episode 64 starts off with a trip down memory lane as we journey through another Great Movie Jay Has Never Seen. Planes, Trains, and Automobiles may not be the hallmark moment in the careers of John Candy and Steve Martin, but it’s certainly one of the movies that leaves a lasting impression!
With fresh eyes, Jay talks about his journey through this unique road trip flick and how it gave him a new appreciation for some of the comedic elements of these two actors.
After the appetizer, we deliver the main course of this episode… Guardians of the Galaxy! And almost a year after we started to see the first bits of this movie, we’re happy to report that Guardians has (mostly) exceeded our expectations. We’re giving you a lengthy look at Marvel’s latest piece in Phase 2. It feels like Firefly! GROOT! Chris Pratt is unstoppable, and holy cow, that voice acting from Bradley Cooper. Also, GROOT! But it’s not without its flaws, and we’re happy to talk about those at length too. Jay talks about the biggest hiccup for him, and Parris forecasts the next 10 years of Marvel movies.
But it doesn’t end there! Now that Marvel is doing SO well, it brings a Stark light (see what we did there?) onto the DC Universe. With such a rich set of characters and fun stuff, how can they be failing so hard? We give some honest feedback on their underperformance at this year’s Comic-Con and why DC needs to step up their game.
And as our show ends, Jay delivers a proposition that leaves Parris stunned. It’s the great Hulking of 2014. You won’t want to miss this, because it’s about to get … chilly…
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0:00 to 19:28 – Starting up, and this week’s Great Movie Jay Has Never Seen
19:28 to 29:23 – Our farewell to Robin Williams
29:23 to 1:11:43 – Guardians of the Galaxy (spoilers on this, other recent Marvel movies, and mentions of DC Universe. Also, I am Groot). Various bits of minutia about TV shows, too!
1:11:43 to end – The Great Hulking of 2014 (super mild spoilers, but they’re from a few years ago)
In our latest episode, we talk about Joss Whedon’s Firefly and the feature film follow-up, Serenity. A cult phenomenon that lasted a mere 14 episodes (3 of which weren’t aired in the original run), this show holds a special place in the hearts of Jay and Parris.
We kick off by discussing how the two of us were introduced to this legendary series, and talk about how a simple TV show turned us from enthusiastic fans into Browncoats (and what it means to be a Browncoat). And after a fresh viewing of the entire TV run, we take a look at which episodes are our favorite, which ones will end up crumbling over time, and remark at how extraordinary it is that so many of the episodes hold up over time. We even give you our selections for favorite and least favorite episodes.
Then we jump into the Serenity feature film. Both of us followed this piece of cinema joy as it progressed through creation, seeing it several times in pre-release fashion before it even hit the mass market. You won’t believe how many times Jay saw the movie in total! Serenity was a moment of beauty for both Parris and Jay, and we talk about some of our favorite scenes, pieces of dialog that tickled us, and what makes this such a spectacle to behold.
And hey, even in our Firefly-centric episode, we have a few tangents. Fortunately though, we saved those until the end, so if you’re not a fan of True Blood, you can skip right past it.
We close our show with a BIG BIG ANNOUNCEMENT that will be the first big step for Remember When’s future. This is something you won’t want to miss.
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Program time stamps:
Start to 1:19:05 – Firefly & Serenity discussion (spoiler filled)
1:19:05 – 1:26:25 – True Blood Season 3 discussion (minor spoilers) and some other TV talk
1:26:25 to end – The BIG BIG ANNOUNCEMENT