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In this (currently a bit sporadic) podcast, Kiyan and Dylan bring their "expertise" in film and television into the world of movie trilogies. Each episode centers around a trilogy that the duo watched in one sitting, and features behind the scenes information, a brief summary of key plot points, and a discussion on how the movies worked as a trilogy.

Triple Play Decorative Vegetable

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

In this (currently a bit sporadic) podcast, Kiyan and Dylan bring their "expertise" in film and television into the world of movie trilogies. Each episode centers around a trilogy that the duo watched in one sitting, and features behind the scenes information, a brief summary of key plot points, and a discussion on how the movies worked as a trilogy.



    Dylan here. While editing this I remembered that we recorded this while I had covid. Yep. A year ago I had covid and I still sat down to  record and now I can’t even edit one episode on time. How the mighty have fallen. I dunno man, we watched Atlantis, Treasure Planetand Princess Bride.  Also this podcast is explicit, if you’re offended by bad language look away.

    2:33: And, ironically, both podcasts that didn’t last as long as Triple Play. Take that!

    8:50: Rubber is not really that great imho.

    10:50: Oh yeah this podcast is explicit. Hell yeah.

    20:20: Alright fair, the sound track to Tarzan though is a real banger. Actually here, listen to this random track I picked for you.

    23:12: Everything I’m reading off of for Atlantis: Milo’s Return is right from Wikipedia.

    26:09: Given the quality of superhero movies in 2023, Kiyan may be getting his wish.

    36:17: Here’s the banger Treasure Planet poster we’re talking about.

    41:53: We’ve had an entire additional season of Strange New Worlds since this podcast went up.

    44:53: Here’s Caramelldansen for everyone in the audience who doesn’t know what it is. Oh and here’s Flubber too I guess while I’m at it.

    54:54: I’ve gone through two other roommates since this roommate lived with me. Wild.

    58:37: Nah, the funny irreverent move is to leave everything as it is because I’m lazy.

    1:09:32: Go to Stevenshinder.com. There, you have the link now. And here’s Delayed Replay. Also, since we recorded this episode Steven put out a new book: Trespassing Through the Visages. It’s pretty good, go check it out.

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Star Wars (The Sequel Trilogy)

    Star Wars (The Sequel Trilogy)

    This episode was originally intended to be the conclusion of Triple Play, but as you’ll see, not everything goes the way you think.

    We watched these in person, and frankly even though it was so long ago I sill remember that it was some of the most fun we had doing these podcasts. Just hanging out, watching three movies while eating an overpriced pizza. The way Triple Play was supposed to be run. This week for the second to last time, it’s the Star Wars Sequel Trilogy

    1:49: Past us didn’t know what was coming, but there will be one more episode for you to enjoy.

    3:45: Ironically, ending this podcast does mean we’re ending all the podcasts

    15:35: I’m gonna call out Lucas on this, but if you look back when we recorded, as late as 2019 Lucas was pretty adamant about the midichlorians in his original sequel trilogy plans: see this IndieWire article. In the four years since he’s been doing his own revisionist history now indicating that none of that would have happened, and that actually it would have followed Leia battling a resurrected Maul and his apprentice, although a lot of deas (the young female Jedi, Han and Leia’s son turning tot eh dark side) are consistent between both. Wookiepedia has a well cited summary of these claims.

    32:17: talking with rian johnson

    43:46: The story about John having to audition 9 times, as well as some of the other fun facts we mention, come from this No Film School article.

    48:50: Learn more about the secrecy surrounding the filming of these trilogies in The Atlantic article about it.

    53:52: Looper was indeed released in 2012.

    56:26: Here’s Mark Hamill talking about how he loves The Last Jedi’s interpretation of Luke Skywalker.

    1:01:23: Here’s Rian talking about the movies that inspired The Last Jedi on Virgin Media (lol).

    1:04:23: I’ve seen Rashoman since we recorded this episode, and yes, its very similar to the three perspectives of Last Jedi.

    1:17:49: For example, here’s one article that pulls some information from the behind the scenes of “Rise of Skywalker” documentary.

    1:20:05: Here’s the leaked John Williams original cue list for The Rise of Skywalker

    1:22:00: I (Dylan) mention the leaker a lot, and figure I should link to all the information that was leaked about JJ’s original vision for Rise of Skywalker. This is the most comprehensive overview I could find. Remember that this is all alleged and the leaker remains anonymous so the veracity of this information is unconfirmed.

    1:26:22: I will not link any of these people not showering. It’s gross and stupid and I’m lazy.

    1:27:05: This statement about Dwayne having common sense and being one of the best people in hollywood aged poorly.

    • 1 hr 54 min
    Post-Matrix Wachowski Movies

    Post-Matrix Wachowski Movies

    The Wachowski Sisters are one of the most accomplished directoral duos of our time. Their works include….

    This week we watched a fake trilogy, because for some reason we both really wanted to watch more stuff by the Wachowskis. That’s right, we watched Speed Racer, Cloud Atlas and Jupiter Ascending. Why did we do this?

    1:35: I was right, Matrix Resurrections was not universally beloved.

    1:52: Delayed Replay is a good podcast. Keep your eyes on their upcoming releases.

    6:54: Surprised that we forgot that the Jurassic Park franchise started in the 90s.

    9:37: Here’s that Behind the Scenes featurette off the blu-ray.

    21:12: The Atlantic article about Speed Racer is a pretty good read if you have a chance.

    29:00: I was thinking about this torpedo scene recently actually, so here it is on youtube.

    49:11: You can listen to our episode (now almost a decade old if you can believe it) on The Matrix here.

    50:47: Good news for you, I saved the link to the New Yorker article we reference here.

    1:05:02: I’ll just link to the table on the Cloud Atlas Wiki page for your consumption and reference.

    1:07:55: Matrix Resurrections was vaguely a box office flop, but it certainly didn’t make back its budget.

    1:08:51: Make your own judgement on whether or not Keanu was being mean in this interview. The incident Kiyan describes occurs at 2:05, and notably most videos (especially on twitter) cut at 2:21, missing out the context where Keanu says he was joking, at 2:35 and then he tells the interviewer not to feel bad. Take that, Kiyan, just proves you can edit almost anything to be malicious.

    1:20:02: According to Mental Floss there are 25 blimps left in the world.

    1:20:38: We do not still have a blog, but whatever post I was working on sounds really good. It never got finished.

    Some other links:

    Matrix Fans on the making of Jupiter Ascending

    Cinema Blend on the making of Jupiter Ascending

    FXGuide about the chase scene in Jupiter Ascending

    New Yorker about the general post Matrix trajectory of the Wachowskis.

    Empire Online about the making of Cloud Atlas

    Mercury News about the making of Cloud Atlas

    Collider about the making of Speed Racer

    Why Speed Racer is actually a mas...

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Eastrail 177 Trilogy

    Eastrail 177 Trilogy

    “Unbreakable? more like unbearable”

    Lots of places refer to this as the Eastrail 177 trilogy since it’s based heavily around that train, so that’s what we’re going with here today.

    2:50: Anyone claiming Glass to be worse than Beverly Hills Chihuahua is just lost in my book. Good thing Kiyan left the podcast so I can make fun of him for this in the show-notes.

    7:50: I’m pretty sure the running into each other story is in this making of documentary video thing, but I’m not gonna watch the entire thing to check.

    20:15: I already link this video in the previous shownote above.

    23:39: Here’s the poster for Unbreakable, which does look quite boring honestly.

    23:42: And here’s the poster for Angels and Demons, god look at that awful editing.

    26:51: Tarantino on Unbreakable.

    28:11: Avatar whitewashing

    37:15: Much of what proceeds about Split was taken from this oral history that was published on rotten tomatoes.

    38:30: Yes, M. Knight was involved in writing Stuart Little, mindblowing.

    1:06:26: Yeah I probably couldn’t recognize any of these musical cues anymore.

    Some other links:

    Cinemablend article about the difference in filming between Glass and Split

    Collider Behind the Scenes of Split

    Shyamalan refuses Glass sequels

    Observer on Unbreakable at 20

    Screenrant trivia for the trilogy

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    • 1 hr 12 min
    The Addams Family Trilogy

    The Addams Family Trilogy

    Badadadum *snap snap*

    Yeah, I bet you’re wondering how I got that text to sound exactly like the Addams family song. It’s because I’m a professional sound writer. I bet you didn’t even know that was a thing. Well, it is. I needed a job after the podcast died, and that’s what I ended up doing. This week Kiyan and Dylan talk about the Addams Family trilogy, if you can call it that.

    3:08: I won’t link to the third one on YouTube for copyright purposes but I will confirm that it is still there.

    4:57: Here, I’ll link directly to the first episode of LEXX on Inevitable.

    8:46: Fall Out Boy sampled the Munsters theme on their song, Uma Thurman.

    9:29: Surprisingly prescient predictions about teenagers loving the Wednesday aesthetic with the new Wednesday show that’s since come out.

    11:42: Much of this information and Angelica Huston’s quotes comes from an interview Angelica Huston gave with The Guardian.

    26:43: Here’s a TVTropes link about being billed above the title.

    30:22: Here’s the aforementioned Entertainment Weekly article, and the Hollywood Reporter article as well as the Buzzfeed article mentioned in the next sentence.

    33:10: Here’s an article from the Washington Post outlining what Dan Quayle said in his speech about the “poverty of values” in America.

    46:45: The leaked Michael Jackson song for Addams Family Values was called Family Thing. It’s on YouTube.

    56:15: There’s a really fascinating article with information on how Thing was realized on screen, feel free to check it out.

    1:09:37: In the two years between when we recorded and released this the Back to the Future Musical made a successful West End (and in June 2023, Broadway) debut.

    1:11:07: Here’s an article on the underpayment of the Sausage Party animators.

    Some other links:

    Christina Ricci gives a behind the scenes tour

    Behind the Scenes interviews

    Behind the scenes DVD special

    Addams Family Reunion: The Sequel That Time Forgot

    Yahoo article about Addams Family Reunion


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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Naked Gun

    Naked Gun

    Aren’t all guns naked?

    I don’t really know what to write for this description in all honesty. I dunno. These movies were pretty funny, I guess, well the first one was anyway. After that I don’t think they were that great, and I don’t really know how to be funny about them here because it’s been so long since I’ve seen them I can’t even remember anything about the third one. Whatever. It’s the Naked Gun trilogy.

    9:22: Everybody should watch Ridley Scott’s movie Thelma and Louise.

    15:58: Here’s the wikipedia page on Ruthless People

    18:17: Pretty sure the quote that I’m reading is from this LA Times article.

    18:48: Guess what, that reboot we’re talking about (more details here) was never brought to fruition.

    25:36: Here’s the usual wikipedia source, this time for Snakes on a Plane.

    28:41: Eat it apparently won a Grammy and everything, wow!

    33:53: Here’s a link to the documentary on the making of naked gun 2 that I’m talking about.

    39:22: In a somewhat humorous twist of fate, I still haven’t watched Ghost, even though it’s been two years since we recorded this episode.

    Other links:

    ScreeRant article about Frank Drebin

    Roger Ebert’s review of Naked Gun 2

    More details on the baseball scene in Naked Gun 1

    David Zucker Interview on Naked Gun

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