Now in our fourth series, we're back and this time around we're talking 1980s films of all shapes and sizes. But not just that, we've got eps on 80s TV, and music videos and more! As ever our episodes include trademark features such as Recastarama (where we recast the film using current actors) and Who Am I (where we work out who we would be in the film). Lots of fun to be had. [Our 1940s, 1950s, 1960s and 1970s series are also available]
29- Count Duckula: Hardluck Hotel (1980s)
In this episode Paul and I discuss another British animated kids show (a spin-off show from Danger Mouse, which we talked about earlier this year): Count Duckula. So we talk about the origins of the character, the show in general and also talk specifically about the episode 'Hardluck Hotel'.
28- Young Sherlock Holmes (1980s)
Continuing the Sherlock talk from last week's episode, this time around I have delved into the archives of my original podcast- the SpielbergPod- to the 2015 conversation between myself and Jev on the Barry Levinson film, 'Young Sherlock Holmes' (it was Spielberg produced, that was why we we discussing it then).
27- The Great Mouse Detective (1980s, Disney #18)
In this episode Paul and I break into our 1980s Disney coverage with a conversation about 'The Great Mouse Detective' (better known in some countries as 'Basil the Great Mouse Detective'), the film which asks the questions 'what if Sherlock Holmes was a mouse' and 'can you eat cheese with crumpets?'
26- 28 Up (1980s, Seven Up #4)
In this episode Kieran and I pick back up with our coverage of Michael Apted's Seven Up documentary series, with a conversation about '28 Up' from 1984. One note on this, we recorded this episode ages ago- back in September 2020 (in the period between the first and the second lockdown). Sorry this took so long to go live but it's a great chat. Oh, one more thing- this was the first 1980s episode we recorded (so this is Kieran's first time hearing this series' sign-off at the end).
Join us next time as we break into 1980s Disney with an episode on 'The Great Mouse Detective'!
25- Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1980s)
Since tomorrow is the start of September it feels like a fitting time to end #mysummerofstartrek. Five episodes across which we discussed four films and one classic TV episode. And I have to say, it has been an absolute (phaser) blast. I look forward to returning to the wonderful world of Star Trek in some form on the show.
This time around Paul and I discuss 'Star Trek V: The Final Frontier' from director William Shatner (we had hoped Kieran would join us during the call but unfortunate he couldn't make it). A film we have many many thoughts on.
Also, the podcast which gets mentioned late in the episode is Spocklight: A Star Trek Podcast. It's a fantastic Star Trek show which we are big fans of and I think you would be too.
Join us next time as Kieran and I return to the Seven Up franchise to discuss '28 Up'!
24- Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1980s)
In this episode Paul, Kieran and I continue our Star Trek odyssey (#mysummerofstartrek) with a conversation about 'Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home'. (NOTE: There were some issues with Paul's headset while recording this episode so apologies if some of his audio sounds a bit off).
Join us next time for as we complete our summer mini-series with an episode on... you guessed it... 'Star Trek V: The Final Frontier'!
I find a lot of film podcasts annoying for a variety of reasons, but these guys have nailed it. Fun, informative and (hopefully) heading to the 80’s soon. Long may it last!
Having picked up on this recently, it can be fun but the lads do lack a bit of knowledge of a lot of the films they are discussing. Getting actors and character names right is basic stuff. It otherwise generally enjoyable.
Cinephiles will love this
I’m a huge fan of 70s cinema and I’m glad to have come across this podcast. They discuss some well known films but also discuss lesser known films as well. I find this podcast highly informative and detailed. I definitely recommend this podcast to those who love this excellent era in cinema’s history.