TMTYR Episode #3: Pretty Fly for a White Guy (The Fly)

In Episode #3, the Pavement Pounders, children of the 1980s, switch things up and go for a well-known film that came out during their formative years, 1986’s The Fly, starring Jeff Goldblum.

The 1957 George Langelaan short story of the same name is also considered, as is the very faithful 1958 silver screen adaptation.

Cats are disintegrated!  Bacon Man, the invincible and tasty superhero, is born!  Animatronic spiders rule the day!

Pounder Rankings!!

Colin:

  • 1986 film
  • 1958 film
  • short story

James:

  • 1986 film
  • short story
  • 1958 film

Seth:

  • 1986 film
  • short story
  • 1958 film

Notes:

 

Of Bubblegum and Podcasting, or What We’re Doing Next

You can listen to our next podcast or start eating this trash can!

You’ll totally get that joke if you read Eight O’Clock in the Morning and watch They Live!.  Well, okay, the story won’t get you anywhere, but it takes like five minutes to read and is entirely awesome, and the movie is one of the cheesy classics of the 80s, or so I’m told.  And it has the trash can reference, not to mention a killer line about bubblegum.

Read it.  Watch it.  Send us some feedback (maybe using that Contact Us! link?  No?  How about a nice email link?  Fine!  Hit us up on Facebook or  Twitter!  Or just leave us a comment here.  Seriously, we’re lonely.)

We don’t like to make decisions, so help us out!

One of the less-than-awesome tasks we have is getting the three of us to agree on what to do next.  To that end, I thought we’d poll our legions (somewhere in the high 1’s) of fans.

Come Fly with us!

For Episode #3, we’ll be checking in with The Fly from 1986, also hitting the 1958 film and the short story on which they’re both based.

Will this be the first time James ranks a movie ahead of the book?  Tune in a couple of weeks from now and find out.

In the meantime, feel free to let us now if you’ve seen either film or read the story.  This early on, any feedback we get might just influence how our discussions go.

TMTYR Episode #2: Can I Get An Ape-men? (Planet of the Apes)

In Episode #2, the damned, dirty Pavement Pounders delve into the classic 1968 film Planet of the Apes.

Also discussed are the Pierre Boulle novel on which it’s based, and the unfortunate re-adaptation/remake starring Marky Mark, with a brief conversation about Rise of the Planet of the Apes and the new franchise it’s started.

Along the way, they manage to segue from talking about remakes, reboots, and readaptations into a discussion of Batman.  Because he’s Batman!!!

Pounder Rankings!!!

James:

  • Planet of the Apes novel
  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes
  • Planet of the Apes (1968 film)
  • Planet of the Apes (2001 film)

Colin:

  • Planet of the Apes (1968 film)
  • Planet of the Apes novel
  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes (even without having seen it!)
  • insurmountable and unnamed chasm of other fictional things
  • Planet of the Apes (2001 film)

Seth:

  • Planet of the Apes (1968 film)
  • Planet of the Apes novel
  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes
  • Planet of the Apes (2001 film)

Bonus Ranking, or Seth Ranks the Whole Franchise!

  • Planet of the Apes (1968 film)
  • Planet of the Apes novel
  • Escape From the Planet of the Apes
  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes
  • Conquest of the Planet of the Apes
  • Battle for the Planet of the Apes
  • Beneath the Planet of the Apes
  • Planet of the Apes (2001 film)

(note that this list differs from what Seth said on the podcast)

Notes:

  • Seth’s review of the Planet of the Apes novel.
  • Interesting tidbit about how the actors in ape makeup during the filming of the 1968 film instinctively segregated themselves into group of similar apes.
  • Hilarious Serta commercial featuring everyone’s favorite male scientist chimpanzee:

TMTYR Episode #1: Farewell to the Outline (The Day the Earth Stood Still)

It’s here, folks!  Oh, not on iTunes, yet, on account of making sure everything’s working first.  We’re all new to this.  But feel free to download it here if you like.  If you’re patient, you should be able to find us in iTunes in a couple of weeks.

In their inaugural episode, the Pavement Pounders discuss the Harry Bates short story Farewell to the Master, the classic 1951 film adaptation of the story titled The Day the Earth Stood Still and the remake from 2008 of the same name.

Pounder Rankings!!!

James:

  • story
  • 1951 film
  • 2008 film

Colin:

  • 1951 film
  • story
  • 2008 film

Seth:

  • 1951 film
  • story
  • 2008 film

 Notes:

Second Post About Something-ish

Okay, so we’ve got one fairly solid episode in the books, though not yet posted anywhere.  It’ll get there eventually, we promise.

And now we’ve recorded another episode about Planet of the Apes.  The book, the original film, the unfortunate reboot/remake, and the actually good Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

Just gotta edit it and what-not.  We’ll seriously get it posted soon.  I’ll also get a quick post up about our next topic.

Oh, one other thing is that we’ve got an awesome brand-new show logo, provided by Seth’s high school pal Steven Rasher.  Check it out:

the logo, seriously one of the greatest things ever
Take Me to Your Logo!

Obligatory First Post Containing Nearly No Information

Hi there, world!  We, the Pavement Pounders, are heading toward our inaugural episode despite the voices of our better judgment.  But if you’re out there, and you somehow came across this page, we invite you to play along at home.Klaatu and Gort

For our first episode, we’ll be discussing Farewell to the Master, by Harry Bates, and its two major film adaptations, both titled The Day the Earth Stood Stillfrom 1951 and 2008.

Join us, won’t you?  We’re hoping to get an episode posted in the near future.

Discussing adapted Sci-Fi at its best—and worst

%d bloggers like this: