We’re all familiar with the idea of a pilot episode, the one-off test run of a series to see whether or not it could ever work as a television show. But what happens to the shows that never make it past that stage? Usually they’re cast aside and disappear from the public eye forever, doomed to fade into obscurity.
But Melbourne comedy troupe The Consumption say “No more!” We are reaching deep into the bowels of television history to bring you back hot, steaming piles of TV's many bizarre miscarriages. All while mixing the most disgusting metaphors possible.
We’ll seek out and expose ourselves to the worst television pilots ever made so you don’t have to. Each episode will see us dissect and discuss another horrible failed pilot for our amusement. Join us in our schadenfreude as we talk about wrestlers solving crimes, invisible monsters, kung-fu ravers, talking dogs solving crimes, teleporting stand-up comedians, cross dressing misogynists, magicians solving crimes and a whole bunch of other terrible ideas, most of which involve crimes being solved.
Welcome to Failure to Launch! The only TV podcast about shows that don’t exist.
Defenders of Dynatron City
A tie-in cartoon for a videogame that flopped. Obviously includes Tim Curry.
507 - Bermuda Triangle
A family's boat trip ends when they wash up on an island in the Bermuda Triangle, but don't worry, it's aggressively All Good.
506 - Suburban Beat
80's housewives team up to crack an incredibly inappropriate case, but tbf the cops are shit.
Creating Rem Lazar
Old friends Michael Williams and Sarah Baggs follow Ferris down a centrist musical rabbit hole.
Robert Wagner (Dr. Evil's Number 2) as a cut rate Bond goes up against Bette Davis (her own eyes) as a full-blown Bond villain.
Growly, 80s-style vigilante justice dispensed by a flying-animal-themed anti-hero. Hero is more homeless than usual.
I've listened to this podcast in its entirety over the last ten days or so. It has caused me numerous embarrassing moments of public laughter, which is surely a sign of top quality humour!
Long may these terrible pilots continue to be rinsed!
This podcast is a highlight of my day
I came to this through punwatch, another brilliant podcast this lot too. It's brilliant. Listen to one. You won't regret it. If unsure, start with the invincible episode.