1 hr 7 min

Team America: World Police Verbal Diorama

    • Film History

Team America: World Police started out as an homage to Gerry Anderson's Thunderbirds mixed with Jerry Bruckheimer all-action, post 9/11 US foreign policy and a hint of disaster movies. It's likely that South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone simply had no idea what they were in for when they agreed to make this movie and release it in October 2004.
They had five months(!)
Five months to make a fully practical movie starring marionettes, with scale sets and explosions and montages and sex! With zero CGI.
Did they do it? Bleep yeah. This episode explains how, and why we should be retrospectively praising this movie for more than its satire.
I would love to hear your thoughts on Team America: World Police !
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Team America: World Police started out as an homage to Gerry Anderson's Thunderbirds mixed with Jerry Bruckheimer all-action, post 9/11 US foreign policy and a hint of disaster movies. It's likely that South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone simply had no idea what they were in for when they agreed to make this movie and release it in October 2004.
They had five months(!)
Five months to make a fully practical movie starring marionettes, with scale sets and explosions and montages and sex! With zero CGI.
Did they do it? Bleep yeah. This episode explains how, and why we should be retrospectively praising this movie for more than its satire.
I would love to hear your thoughts on Team America: World Police !
GET IN TOUCH....
Twitter https://twitter.com/verbaldiorama (@verbaldiorama)
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/verbaldiorama (@verbaldiorama)
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/verbaldiorama (@verbaldiorama)
Letterboxd https://www.facebook.com/verbaldiorama (@verbaldiorama)
Email verbaldiorama [at] gmail [dot] com
Website https://my.captivate.fm/verbaldiorama.com (verbaldiorama.com)

SUPPORT VERBAL DIORAMA....
Give this podcast a five-star https://verbaldiorama.com/rateandreview (Rate & Review)
Join the https://verbaldiorama.com/patreon (Patreon)
Thank you to all the patrons Simon E, Sade, Claudia, Simon B, Laurel, Derek, Vern, Kristin, Cat, Andy, Mike, Griff, Luke, Emily, Michael, Scott, Brendan, Ian M, Lisa, Sam, Will, Jack, Dave, Chris, Stuart, Ian D, Sunni, Drew and brand-new patron Nicholas!
BRAND-NEW https://verbaldiorama.com/merch (Merch) STORE!!
T-shirts inspired by The Mummy (1999) with more collections to come!
EPISODE THANKS TO....
Most excellent patrons:
Andy for his patron thoughts. You can find him @geeksaladradio on Twitter and his podcast Geek Salad on all your podcast apps.
Derek for his patron thoughts. You can find him @derekjones198 on Twitter and his podcast The Midnight Myth on all your podcast apps.
Nicholas for his patron thoughts too!
Twitter peeps
@TheRealPEEEETE
@FantayziaR
@SeanGeekPodcast
@CapesOnTheCouch
@AaronishJackson
@The80sMoviePod
@Oral_mfc
@SwayzeofArabia
@Johnathanblade
@eilfmovies
@PodcastWtcc
@PiecingPod
@NeededRoads
@AtPedestrian
@laughmatician
@nobodyasked4pod

Instagram folk
@sp_filmviewers

Facebook chums
None this time

Theme Music: Verbal Diorama Theme Song
Music by Chloe Enticott - https://www.facebook.com/watch/Compositionsbychloe/ (Compositions by Chloe )
Lyrics by Chloe Enticott (and me!)
Production by Ellis Powell-Bevan of Ewenique Studio
https://www.captivate.fm/signup?ref=emmcgowan (This podcast is hosted by Captivate, try it yourself for free.)

1 hr 7 min