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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.

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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.

    The Robert Langdon Trilogy

    The Robert Langdon Trilogy

    Here it is, our crowning achievement, obviously.

    I honestly didn’t think these movies could be that bad. Hoo boy was I surprised then when we actually watched these bad boys. And when I say bad boys I mean bad. Tom Hanks, the absolute opposite of whatever the hell Dan The Man Brown had in mind when he was writing Robert Langdon, is here to save the day. Yes, that Tom Hanks. It’s DaVinci Code, Angels and Demons and Inferno.


    2:13 Troll and Triple X are both trilogies we’ve unfortunately watched for this podcast.

    5:39: Here’s the exact excerpt I’m reading from at this point.

    12:30: Might as well link to The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo because it’s a good movie you should all watch.

    13:35: The American Society of Cinematographers has an article about The DaVinci Code filming in Paris as well as the lighting details of the whole movie.

    22:02: Screenrant (groan) has an article about what’s real and what’s fake in The DaVinci Code. Here’s a much better article about what’s real and what’s fake from NBC.

    26:20: National Treasure came out in 2004, we should note, not DaVinci Code.

    29:13: Apparently this is completely wrong. The Writers Guild of America has apparently gone on strike 5 times in the last like 80 years.

    34:43: Here’s the CERN page on what they do, thanks to Angels and Demons.

    48:56:  Forbes tried to figure out why Inferno was a domestic box office disaster. The answer is not good.

    55:42: There is going to be a play version of DaVinci Code though.

    56:40: This joke aged well. Season 5 of Triple Play will be our last.

    57:28: We did not do this.

    59:49: We didn’t do this either.

    Some other miscellaneous sources:

    An article detailing the differences between the versions of DaVinci Code

    Some BTS videos on Angels and Demons: Writing the Script & In Search of the True Story

    An article from the Guardian on all the fake tourists they used to pad the Vatican in Angels and Demons

    • 1 hr 1 min
    How to Train Your Dragon

    How to Train Your Dragon

    I love it when we do animated trilogies, don’t you?

    I hope you like us referring to the director by his first name and first name only for the entirety of this 1 hour 15 minute podcast episode. No, he’s not a personal friend of ours, we just don’t want to keep having to pronounce his last name. It’s a really annoying last name and it’s french and we didn’t want to continuously get it wrong. Hope you like the name Dean. It’s How to Train Your Dragon 1, 2, and 3.


    6:42: Our Kung Fu Panda episode.

    11:50: Here’s a USA Today article where Stephen King talks about the change to the ending of The Mist and why he likes it better than his original ending.

    23:18: Roger Deakins is a well noted cinematographer who actually also has his own podcast.

    24:30: We also talked about this on our Beverly Hills Chihuahua episode, believe it or not.

    29:00: Hollywood Reporter has an article talked about Dean DeBlois and his personal touches in the film.

    32:00: Read more about both the change in villain but also the controversy around the resultant villain.

    35:50: The technology used to make How to Train Your Dragon 2 is pretty well documented.

    42:35: This interview is linked in the previous show note for 32:00.

    45:38: Never forget George Lucas lying about Jar Jar being based on minstrel shows.

    49:42: Here’s an article from phys.org with extensive sourcing that outlines the misunderstanding upon which the alpha/beta/omega structure is based on.

    1:07:55: Don’t worry, of course I’m going to include some pictures of the How to Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular for you.

    1:09:40: Check out our episode of the Qatsi trilogy.

    1:10:22: Listening to this back 6 months later, in a sort of meta sense, I didn’t remember anything about How to Train Your Dragon.

    1:11:16: Nope.

    Some other miscellaneous sources:

    Video on animal influences for both the Nightfury and the Lightfury

    Review of HTTYD 3 from The Wrap with some bts information

    New York Times behind the scenes article

    a rel="noopener" target="_blank" href="https://deadline.com/2019/11/how-to-train-your-dragon-the-hidden-worl...

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Fifty Shades of Grey

    Fifty Shades of Grey

    For some reason I never started this draft beforehand.

    Normally I start a draft for each of these episodes to store all my sources in. And for some reason I just… didn’t for this trilogy. I’m not really sure why. I know I had a bunch of links. I know I put them somewhere. Maybe that got lost somewhere along the way idk. Well whatever. It’s Fifty Shades of Grey and its two sequels.


    6:44: Masters of the Universe is a He-Man series. Not to be confused with the fanfiction 50 shades is based on, Master of the Universe (singular).

    9:49:Narrator: He did not end up reading them.

    16:27: Here’s a short little video where Sam Taylor-Johnson talks about EL James and why she doesn’t return for the future movies.

    18:06: Persona is a movie from 1966, directed by Swiss American director Ingmar Bergman.

    41:15: Here you go, The Guardian reported on Niall Leonard writing the screenplay for the 50 shades sequels.

    43:10: The average age of Hollywood directors is 45, apparently. ~10% of them are over the age of 60.

    1:03:14: I actually tried to find this exact statistic and got way more articles about how to get out of an abusive relationship rather than statistics on them, so that was neat.

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    • 1 hr 18 min
    The Dark Knight

    The Dark Knight

    Yes, we did watch these great masterpieces of cinema history.

    So this episode is late because guess what? I went into my little folder, with all of this season recorded, and edited “Episode 4.3”. Seems correct, right? Turns out I had misnumbered the episodes, and so I actually edited episode 4 of this season, that is, the next episode after this (50 Shades of Grey). Anyway, this episode is a week late and it’s obviously worth the wait. It’s Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises.


    10:30: Check out this in-depth look into the the design of Gotham and its Chicagoesque roots and real filming locations.

    12:06: Christopher Nolan was interviewed by the Director’s Guild of America, and in that interview, he talks about his preference for practical effects as well as other aspects of the filmmaking process.

    15:22: I had a really good source for this but the link is dead now. So you’ll have to make do with this How Stuff Works article.

    16:30: Yes, this is a real thing. The first speeding ticket was given for someone going 8 MPH in a 2 MPH zone.

    21:09: The pronunciation of Ra’s Al Ghul comes down to whether you prefer the Arabic (Rahz) or Hebrew (Raysh) pronunciations.

    22:32: Listen to our Taken episode to hear this snafu in real time.

    32:42: Check out our episode on The Predator, or even the original Predator trilogy.

    36:06: We actually don’t know any more than when we recorded this because the Flash movie got delayed all to hell. All we know is that Michael Keaton confirmed he was in it.have some set photos.

    37:59: Here’s some details on the Batpod and the insane driving skills it required.

    43:21: For some reason I decided to joker laugh in the background, dunno why I did this.

    57:02: UCSC, a pretty legitimate source, says that Dickens was not paid by the word, and was actaully paid by chapter/installment. Case closed I guess.

    58:53: Here, read these Madame Defarge influences for yourself, completely unsourced.

    1:05:40: Tom Hardy did an interview with The Vulture where he talked about his inspiration for the voice.

    1:09:52: Look I even have an official source to back me up, the a href="https://www.iaea.org/topics/energy/fusion/faqs" rel="noopener" target=...

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Beverly Hills Chihuahua

    Beverly Hills Chihuahua

    “Kill me now” – Me, apparently 6 months ago.

    Honestly, in hindsight, I have absolutely no reasonable clue as to why we covered this trilogy. Literally none at all. But at some point we decided, hey, let’s sit down and watch Beverly Hills Chihuahua and that’s gonna be a good time. So we did, we say down and we watched the movies, and reader, it was not a good time. It was an acid trip through a land of sheer discrimination and horrifying cgi.


    4:30: Here’s some information on 2001: A Space Odyssey and The Prisoner, because it’s interesting. Yeah I just linked Wikipedia. What are you gonna do about it? Also, check out Inevitable: A Classic Sci-Fi Podcast, on which we watched and discussed The Prisoner (1967 and 2009).

    8:14: Air Buddies was extremely successful. Here, American Kennel Club talks about it a bit.

    10:01: Tippet Studios actually still exists, and has taken on much better projects than Beverly Hills Chihuahua, namely things like The Mandalorian and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.

    10:16: Here’s an article with some pictures of Heitor Pereira recording the score to Beverly Hills Chihuahua.

    11:46: Dalmatians are a notoriously difficult breed to take care of, so it was quite concerning that 101 Dalmatians sparked “dalmatian fever”.

    17:11: I couldn’t find this video because every search term I could think of to find it gave me articles and videos about kid celebrities. Great.

    31:28: I didn’t actually record the link of the review that I’m pulling this quote from sadly, and I’m probably not going to be able to find it now.

    43:00: Here’s that mom blogger who attended a “behind the scenes” even of BHC 3 and asked questions to the dogs.

    44:45: If you’ve never heard the story of the “no brown M&M’s”, allow me to enlighten you.

    57:03: Amazingly, somebody actually downloaded the pilot to the animated tv show, so here, go watch it for yourself.

    Sources and other stuff:

    Daily Mail

    Movie Insider

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    • 58 min
    Mad Max

    Mad Max

    Don’t you get it? He’s MAD!

    We start off season 4 of Triple Play off with a quite extensive discussion about the merits of Australian Cinema. We also completely change the format. That’s right, we’ve regenerated. Everything is different, and nothing is the same. Can you believe it? I can believe it. For this new era of Triple Play we’re starting off strong, with Mad Max, Mad Max: Road Warrior and Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome.


    6:00: Check out all our other podcasts: Inevitable, Trust Your Doctor, and Zenith.

    7:19: Tina Turner’s We Don’t Need Another Hero from Beyond Thunderdome.

    11:36: Here is the link to that massive dissertation on the birth and rise of Australian Cinema.

    16:43: I don’t live with this guy anymore. The passage of time between recording and release is weird.

    20:05: Raising Kane has been the subject of controversy for years but it’s commonly accepted to be debunked.

    23:49: If this episode was going to have a title it would be “Group of Amateurs Gets Together, Produces Garbage”.

    25:25: Mel Gibson is an absolute lunatic.

    27:45: Just go watch Allen v. Farrow and get the whole story and decide for yourself.

    45:35: Here’s some information on Dog, dog.

    46:12: I looked for 10 seconds and couldn’t find anything on the stunt show so “not well documented” seems to be accurate.

    53:58: Read more about the legacy and influence of Mad Max in popular culture.

    1:00:00: You can find out more about this wild stunt and others over here in this article and video.

    1:03:00: Here’s where I got that quote from, for those who wanna read even more insanity. And read about the bar brawl they got into over here at BBC America.

    1:05:28: Here’s Screenrant’s really questionable Mad Max article.

    1:06:45: You thought I was lying when I said this behind-the-scenes documentary was fourty minutes long.

    Sources and other stuff:

    Indiewire Article about Beyond Thunderdome

    George Miller Interview...

    • 1 hr 24 min

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