Wednesday, February 23, 2022

AfterLunch | Thor: The Dark World

Opinions are divided when Rob, Pax, Lizzie, and I cover the second Thor film on our conversational journey through the MCU. 

Friday, February 18, 2022

AfterLunch | Bond Novels – Octopussy and The Living Daylights

In this solo episode, I talk about the four James Bond short stories collected after Ian Fleming's death as Octopussy and The Living Daylights. In addition to the two title stories, later editions also included "The Property of a Lady" (commissioned by Sotheby's) and "007 in New York" (to placate American readers after a rather cranky essay Fleming wrote about the city). 

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

AfterLunch | Comics Trivia

Rob, Pax, Evan, and Christian Nielsen form teams and test their superhero knowledge as I ask them questions from a card game I got in my Christmas stocking. There is triumph and there is defeat, but mostly there's a lot of laughter. And Meryl Streep playing the concertina.

Monday, February 14, 2022

AfterLunch | Bond Novels – Thunderball

I continue exploring Ian Fleming’s James Bond books with Thunderball, a controversial novel with complicated origins that finally introduces Ernst Stavro Blofeld and SPECTRE to the series. 

Friday, February 11, 2022

Hellbent for Letterbox | Forty Guns (1957)

Pax and I watch the Western Noir Forty Guns starring Barbara Stanwyck, Barry Sullivan, and Dean Jagger. I also check out Sam Worthington, Machine Gun Kelly, Heather Graham, and Thomas Jane in 2021's The Last Son.

Wednesday, February 09, 2022

AfterLunch | Bond Novels – For Your Eyes Only

I continue exploring Ian Fleming’s James Bond books with the eighth in the series. For Your Eyes Only isn't a novel, but a collection of five short stories. Elements of all five have turned up in various films though, whether it's the titles of "Quantum of Solace" and "From a View to a Kill" or the villains of "Risico" and "The Hildebrand Rarity" or the revenge-seeking daughter of "For Your Eyes Only." 

Monday, February 07, 2022

AfterLunch | Enterprise, Season 4

Rob, Evan, Delaney, and I wrap up our look at Star Trek: Enterprise. The show tried some new things in its final season, so we talk about whether or not that worked to improve things for us. And then there's that series finale... 

Friday, February 04, 2022

Thundarr Road | Harvest of Doom

Noel, David, and I are back to discuss Ookla's kidnapping by crocodile-people, Thundarr and Ariel's attempt to rescue him, and the introduction of a great new character. Also, multiple theories and some great conversation about where this takes place and when it fits in the timeline. 

Wednesday, February 02, 2022

Hellbent for Letterbox | Old Henry (2021)

Pax and I discuss 2021's Old Henry with Tim Blake Nelson, Stephen Dorff, and Trace Adkins. I also watch Jane Campion's The Power of the Dog and Pax reads Mad Amos Malone: The Complete Stories by Alan Dean Foster.


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