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  1. It's Dame O'Clock once again, as Hey, an Actor! profiles another English rose in the form of Dame Julie Andrews. With Ian overusing the phrase "one-two punch" and Pandy constantly forgetting the names of actresses the podcast has previously featured, The Brothers Wilson again review three films from their subject's repertoire. The hit 1979 comedy 10 improbably features both Flash Gordon and Will Ackerman, whilst The Princess Diaries paves the way for a future Anne Hathaway episode. And, as expected, the Mary Poppins review devotes an entire 10 minutes to David Tomlinson's finest hour, in addition to cockney accents, Poochie and Brian "Road Dogg" Anderson. All this, plus Pandy's efforts at a 1979 movie quiz, and Ian's video-plus confessions. [ 2:46:04 || 80.1 MB ]


  2. After playing an extended opening theme and completely failing to deliver a coherent intro, Pandy and Christian rank the five most British and most American characters, along with their favorite fictional figures from neither the UK nor the US. (Note: Not recommended for Trump supporters or Brexiteers.) [ 1:39:50 || 49.9 MB ]


  3. After Captain Kirk vanishes into thin air, Spock's command skills are once more put to the test ("The Tholian Web"). Then, seemingly ageless people force Kirk, Spock, Uhura, and Nurse Chapel to humiliate themselves in grotesque ways ("Plato's Stepchildren"). [ 1:17:55 || 37.9 MB ]


  4. First: Hannah and Jim briefly drop into Mass Effect: Andromeda, Nier: Automata, the end of Divinity III, how Matt Kindt can do all these comics, and briefly reference a current comics thing. And second: What makes a good anime adaptation in live-action? Ghost in the Shell may come the closest, but it still misses the mark in terms of translating the philosophical soul of the original series. Donovan and Harry sit down to discuss the controversial film, going through the number of ways the script works against not only the spirit of the franchise but its own plot, the meticulous recreation of scenes from the 1995 film, and how translations from other media loses the source material. [ 2:18:55 || 70.2 MB ]


  5. After last week's epic undertaking, Dread Media kicks off the second 501 episodes with a back-to-basics two-review show. First, Desmond and Duane take in the satirical and bizarre Mexican Twilight Zone homage, The Similars (Los Parecidos). Then Devil Dinosaur Jr returns in a Stay Scary of a comic with a title so long, it will definitely make people who judge show-length based on show note-length to think this episode is way longer than it actually is: Neil Gaiman's Forbidden Brides of the Faceless Slaves in the Secret House of the Night of Dread Desire by Shane Oakley, from Dark Horse Comics. There are, of course, songs: "Twilight Zone" by Night Fever, "The Hair Song" by Black Mountain, "Your Long White Fingers" by The Gothic Archies, and "1000 Mile Stare" by Mutoid Man. [ 48:55 || 23.7 MB ]


  6. Over the past 499 episodes, Desmond Reddick has spoken with some interesting guests and cohosts, but this week, to celebrate the 500th episode of Dread Media, he decided to talk to the people who make it all worthwhile: the listeners. Dreadites of three different countries (four if you count a background chime-in) get their voices heard this episode with a wide-ranging variety of topics. Songs played this week: "Answering the Phone" by The Mountain Goats, "Gruesome" by Gruesome, "Get the Fuck Outta Here" by Diemonds, "Can't Stop the Monster Kids" by The Other, "Twin Peaks - Fire Walk with Me" by Fantomas, "For Fuck's Sake" by Nailbomb, "Carry the Coffin" by Ghoultown, "Boss DJ" by Sublime, and "Computer, this Is Not What I..." by Mutation. RIP Bernie Wrightson. [ 3:33:33 || 104.5 MB ]


  7. Damien and Desmond talk wrestling. A lot. They needed a reason to bullshit regularly. Okay, another reason to bullshit regularly. So, why not go through the pay-per-views of ECW, the little wrestling promotion that could? See, Desmond is a lapsed fan whose final days were in the Attitude Era, and Damien is the fount of knowledge. That's the framework. This episode discusses the beginnings of Extreme Championship Wrestling, and, in particular, its first true PPV: 1997's Barely Legal. There's lots of critical talk about the ECW stable. Except New Jack. The producers of this podcast respect and admire Mr. Jack in every way and mean no disrespect in any way. [ 3:05:52 || 89.7 MB ]


  8. Manbeast v Mantaur: In the real main event this week we have The Clash of the Century as these natural rivals lock horns. On the undercard we have the equally illustrious debuts of both Michael Cole and the latest gang in the wars, Ahmed attempts to cut a promo under the influence of surgical medication, Undertaker goes full on Batman, Paul Bearer calls him a goddamned murderer, we have Pokemon references up to the eyeballs, and Kellen and Tom achieve a freaky psychic link. Trust me, this is a fun one. [ 2:36:53 || 75.4 MB ]


  9. Dave and Ian embark on what might be their most divisive show to date, Russell T. Davies' Dark Season. In the first three-episode story, the sinister Mr. Eldritch donates free computers to a local school and gives each child a computer to take home, free of charge. The only person not convinced of Mr. Eldritch's good intentions is pupil Marcie Hatter. Marcie, alongside her friends Reet and Thomas, decide to investigate and discover that a man whose car has the numberplate "Nemesis" might not be as benevolent as he claims. Ian is unhappy at finding his own Crime Traveller, there is a celebration of the career of Cyril Shapps, and they encounter their second Oscar winner. [ 1:38:17 || 37.6 MB ]


  10. This week, we look at some new versions of classic monsters. First, Desmond and his sons review the brand new Kong of Skull Island. Then, a fresh mockumentary take on vampires and werewolves in Duane and Desmond's review of What We Do in the Shadows. Here are some monster songs: "Loch Ness Monster" by Big Dipper, "Kong at the Gates" by The Misfits, "Vlad the Impaler" by GWAR, and "Our Savage God" by Sleep of Monsters. [ 58:17 || 28.2 MB ]


  11. Why are Dan and Mike covering Marvel Team-Up #32, along with The Brave and the Bold #118, instead of an issue of Marvel Two-in-One? For the answer to that, you'll have to listen. But that's not why you're here. You're here to hear about that dog. That poor, poor dog. [ 51:50 || 27.5 MB ]


  12. This week, we present a return interview with our friend Thomas Deja about his latest urban fantasy superhero book, Shadow Legion: Nightmare City, movies, comic books, politics, and whatever else comes to their troubled minds. Then, Rich the Monster Movie Kid reviews The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, and his experience seeing it in theatre with Joe Bob Briggs. There's a soundtrack to all of this, of course: "Living in the Shadows" by Billy Talent, "Almighty Black Talons" by Seven Sisters of Sleep, "No One Lives Forever" by Oingo Boingo, and "Shadow of a Man" by Oysterhead. [ 1:29:39 || 43.3 MB ]


  13. As they make their way through the fall 1983 Saturday morning animated lineup for CBS, Will and Dan bear witness to a surreal descent into abject madness, which astonishingly does not come at the hands of obnoxious tiny puppy knights, flashdancing beagles, or stock car racing moonshiners facing off against the grand wizard of the leprechauns. What is donut? [ 1:39:15 || 50.5 MB ]


  14. An anger-absorbing entity forces Captain Kirk to battle Mr. Freeze ("Day of the Dove"), and a dying Dr. McCoy marries a woman on a doomed world ("For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky"). Also: Dan and Mike are asked to name their favorite villains and ships. [ 1:06:20 || 32.3 MB ]


  15. This week, Dread Media gets medical! First up, Desmond (and Darryll, a little bit) interview Chris Beaubien about his medical vendetta short film, Socket. Then, Rich the Monster Movie Kid gets a virus in his review of The Girl with All the Gifts. There's also some songs in the waiting room: "Caught My Eye" by Danzig, an excerpt from James R Kim's score for Socket, "Creeping Death" by Metallica, and "Medication" by Queens of the Stone Age. [ 58:54 || 28.5 MB ]

     


  16. The second 2017 episode of Hey, an Actor! profiles one of the most well-known actresses that Pandy had barely heard of: Jennifer Connelly. This month, we say "Solve my Maze!" as The Brothers Wilson review her best-known performance as a child actress in the cult fantasy epic Labyrinth, co-starring David Bowie. Then Pandy is exposed to Dark City for the first time. What side of the Earth-2.net divide will he fall? And finally, A Beautiful Mind is the film that won Connelly her first Oscar, but is the fact that the film is award-bait off-putting to our hosts? On top of that, Ian is briefly duped into the Oscar credentials of What Women Want, Pandy abandons a planned jingle series based on how bad the first one is, The Orgs inadvertently create a new gameshow, and Chris Johnson weighs in to explain the long-running meme involving him and George Reeves. And if you enjoy the recording madness of an over-tired father, be sure to stick around until the very end! [ 2:44:47 || 79.5 MB ]


  17. Put on your monocles and smoking jackets! In this edition of £ist and $hout, Pandy and Christian collude with Donovan Morgan Grant to invest in the fictional rich. Specifically, noble philanthropists, heartless misers, and the foolish purchases made between the two. During their survey, the three gentlemen encounter Leicester's second coolest pair of brothers, learn to how to befriend a certain bearded comics legend, and reveal the true fate of the Titanic. [ 2:16:55 || 67.3 MB ]


  18. Ian and Dave cover the final two episodes of Jekyll. In episode five, Jackman's personality has apparently been deleted leaving Mr. Hyde to assimilate his memories, which leads him to making several discoveries about the original Dr. Jekyll. In episode six, Jackman and Hyde are united and are about to go after Claire and their children, who have been taken by Klein and Utterson. But first they must get past Mr. Carver, an experienced mercenary who has had a year to prepare for a battle with Mr. Hyde. They look back at the series, name their MVPs, and Statistician Ian is on hand to name the next show they will be covering. [ 2:06:10 || 46.5 MB ]


  19. We kick off this episode of cosmic horror by paying tribute to Bill Paxton. RIP, sir. Then Desmond and Darryll dive into Stuart Gordon's psychosexual cosmic Lovecraft adaptation, From Beyond. Then, Rich the Monster Movie Kid gives us a look at The Void, a brand new cosmic horror film. Of course, there's music: "From the Other Side" by King Diamond, "From Beyond" by Enforcer, "Into the Void" by Black Sabbath, and "Cosmic Embodiment" by Suns of the Morning Star. [ 1:19:13 || 38.2 MB ]