Deer Tick

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  1. I'm a bit bummed you guys didn't talk more about Double Impact. I think it's hilarious... And as far as other actors in it, the great Bolo Yeung, or "Chinese Hercules" is legendary in martial arts films, going back to "Enter the Dragon" almost 20 years earlier. After hearing about it, I'm going to have to watch JCVD, but I have to recommend to Bloodsport as his best film... Even VD himself has admitted to it in numerous appearances on talk shows while promoting a new film.... When asked what were the two favorite films that he'd been in, he'd always seem to say "Bloodsport and (wh
  2. It all looked very overtly stereotypical to me, but so does so much of the rest of star cops. Again, I work with japanese (from Japan, but also japanese American) and they DO mix up the R and L, from time to time, depending on their level of fluency in English. There is a very real linguistically relevant reason that they do that, just like Germans really do tend to use the V sound in place of a W when they speak English. Back to the japanese... they actually mix up R and L in writing when they are thinking of things phonetically and just writing them out. An engineer with whom I work put
  3. "In warm blood"....Issues I have with the stereotyping: Anna Shoun: 1. I don't think it makes sense to overdo the Stereotyping of a Japanese who has a western name. Unless japanese giving their kids western names has come into fashion in this sci fi future, Japanese with western names are usually born in the west and/or have one parent who isn't Japanese. 2. Shoun? I have and do work with a lot of japanese. I knew a kid whose given name was "Shun", but i can't think of a single Japanese surname that I've encountered that is only one syllable. That brings me to
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    Episode 478

    A belated thanks for discussing The Phantasm series. I just watched Phantasm V: Ravager and have to say that I'd like to see a spinoff series with that guy "chunk". It'd be good to see someone who is both a dwarf and now a bit handicapped playing a heroic role.
  5. it appeared to me that the pool table on board the Ronald Reagan had a bunch of either red or yellow balls. What on earth is going to happen to good old fashioned american eight ball pool? also, I'd be very interested to hear about "galloping galaxies." according to wiki it was only two seasons, a total of ten episodes, and no commercial release ever occurred.
  6. A couple film did like to see in any following seasons.... "Revenge of the cheerleaders" and "Damnation alley."
  7. I'm glad you guys decided to cover star cops. I enjoyed the series, with all it's cold-war intrigue and politics between nations. We've left the age of the giant mainframe computer and entered the age of the Sony Walkman and household PC, so the enormous aquarium that was ORAC is not there, instead we have the handheld personal assistant, "box." Excellent. That danged theme tune. 1.Somehow the version in my head has a lot more sort of funky synth-bass line "it won't be easy (bow wa na bop bop) with out you..." making it a bit more fun, a bit more disco or something, and both bet
  8. A bit late, but.... castaway Big Terminal... Especially as a reliable source informs me of some interesting connections in this to his personal life
  9. Thanks so much for discussing this. I recently watched it and would agree with most everything you said, especially that Ben doesn't look right. He looks like Lurch from Addams Family, if anything.
  10. Thanks for an informative and enjoyable listen, which also tickled the neurons of nostalgia a bit.
  11. I have a bit of an issue with Snoke and the emperor before him... How is it that these ugly, stereotypically evil looking individuals seduce people to joining the dark side? They have these giant holographic projections that loom threateningly over you, they scowl and bare their teeth.... I'd prefer that they appeared to be less evil, and more nuanced.
  12. I personally hope Rey isn't related to the Skywalkers. One thing that I don't like about Star Wars in general is that it seems like a big family reunion show. The galaxy should be huge, but the time to travel between systems is minimal and everyone important is related to the Skywalkers. I like the fact that Kylo Ren is an insecure wannabe... to me that makes him really scary, because it makes sense that people who are insecure and trying to prove themselves can be pretty dangerous. Do we really expect Ren to have survived? Speaking of Ren, we had the Sith before, now we have the "Rens?" W
  13. Quick thought: if paramount were to look at what axanar has done, it sounds like they have put out a work that the fans really like and are willing to support... The argument that this is the trek that the fans want sounds valid. At what point might it not be a bad idea for a studio to partner with such a production to make it official? The sounds like a simple idea, and I'm sure details would be tricky, but a studio could benefit by letting amateurs prove a storyline to be popular with fans, and then they could run with it. I'm thinking of a way to let fans and fanfic help guide what the
  14. Gosh, speaking of Tolkien.... it seems that he borrowed a bit from Beowulf for "The Hobbit." Quite a major part of the story, actually.
  15. Sorry, fangrrl.... Just noticed your question... I've been busy practicing swimming in the ocean with a sword..... Anyway, I found the Francis Barton Gummere translation on audio book.
  16. Going back to classic arcade stuff, I'd say that "Sinistar" (1982) was groundbreaking for being the first (that I know of) to actually have the bad guy jump onto the screen with a roar and scare you enough to make you jump.
  17. The idea of doing "Beowulf" is something I really like. I've listened to it in audiobook form many times. I think it has a lot of interesting historical/legend things to discuss as well as a boatload of linguistic stuff. I really hope you guys do it! D
  18. Enjoyed the 90s references in hearing this episode. I feel like all that was lacking in 90s references were "mentos moments", "X games" and "eXtreme sports" and that loud soft drink made just for gen x, "SURGE!"
  19. Great to have the Orgs so fully on board with this project. Enjoying the show. All hail the year of cheese! About the music... its of the brand of overly repetitive pop music that I wish didn't get so much play. Here's the thing, if the lyrics were changed from "I don't know what to say because you take my breath away" to "there's nothing I can say because you take my breath away" at least it would be a bit more clever. If I can figure that out just while listening to the song one time, the darned artist should've figured that out.
  20. Although I don't think I have ever seen street hawk, I am really looking forward to it, and this "year of cheese" in general.
  21. I was surprised that Pandys wife (sorry, forgot her name) had never seen the show. I feel like if Americans know any British sitcoms they almost certainly know this one. The major dropping the n bomb.... I thought it was more extreme that he dropped the w bomb, as by his tone of voice he seemed to be making much more of a statement with it... And I thought the w word might be on the same level as the n word in Britain?
  22. "The Invisible Man" (1897) A great story. Just one thing surprised me.... The book only gives a slightly better story than the film, with a somewhat more detailed plot line around the manhunt, and better explanation of how the invisible man came to be. I spent a lot of my time enjoying the story and marveling at how very very true the film was to it.
  23. "The island of Doctor Moreau"(1896) At last, a Wells book that jumps right into stuff happening, without half a dozen chapters of character building. I liked that aspect, but the actual meat of the story i didn't care so much for. Trying not to spoil things too much, Doctor Moreau is a vivisectionist. The bit of philosophy that is a bit interesting is in chapter 14, "Doctor Moreau explains his work", or some similar title. The Doctor says "I am a religious man, as any rational man should be", but (paraphrasing) he is exploring the mysteries of existence and life through his science.