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).
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.
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.
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."
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...
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.
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.