#25 Back to the Future

June 15, 2017

Kate dusts off the VHS copy and turns the time circuits on to talk about Back to the Future. She explains why discussing this movie in any depth gets her in trouble, as well as the 3 constants, the Crispin Glover & Bob Gale feud and she gives time travel advice.



Legal look: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/back-future-ii-a-legal-833705

Crispin Glover on Opie & Anthony: https://youtu.be/lcG61w474zY

15 things you probably didn’t know https://youtu.be/kEjkW-xSkkk

9 things you (probably) didn’t know https://youtu.be/ksey16tAqr0

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088763/?ref_=nv_sr_2


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#24 Star Trek Deep Space 9 & Voyager

May 25, 2017

Kate & Adam Eastwood finish up this 3 part look at Star Trek TV. They dig in deep on Deep Space 9’s “The Forsaken” and Voyager’s “The Gift.” They talk about the themes of acceptance and connection.


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May 18, 2017

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#23 Star Trek Next Gen & Enterprise

May 17, 2017

Adam Eastwood is back and this week we’re taking on Star Trek: The Next Generation’s episode The Child, and Enterprise’s episode The Expanse. Trigger Warnings as Kate & Adam do talk about abortion, rape and September 11th in this powerful episode.


#22 Star Trek TOS The Cage & Menagerie

May 12, 2017

Adam Eastwood is back! Adam had such a great time talking about X-men with Kate that he proposed coming back to talk about specific TV episodes in the Star Trek universe. Today Kate and Adam dig deep into the power of illusion in the Star Trek Original Series episodes, The Cage and The Menagerie.


Mentioned in the episode:

Science of Persuasion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFdCzN7RYbw

Film and Advertising Tricks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADgGV_BS9ZU


Recommended material:

DNA Journey: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fw7FhU-G1_Q

Race is an illusion video clip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8MS6zubIaQ

Race is a social construct Scientific American: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/race-is-a-social-construct-scientists-argue/


#21 Dirty Dancing with guest Jennifer Berk

May 4, 2017

This week Kate is joined by Jennifer Berk to talk about the messages and childhood confusion in the 1987 film Dirty Dancing. They talk about the music and the dancing, explore motifs of upstairs/downstairs, father-daughter relationships, fear, and wonder just what is "an appointment" is and what being "in trouble" means. Trigger warning we do talk about abortion in this episode in the context of the movie. 

Check out Jennifer Berk's IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2439388/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1



#20 12 Angry Men with guest Wil Derringher

April 29, 2017

Reunited once again Wil Derringer guests to talk about one of his top 5 must watch movies, 1957’s 12 Angry Men. Kate & Wil talk about the importance and benefits of conversation, reasonable doubt and prejudice.


#19 Heathers with guest Heather Woodcock

April 27, 2017

To talk about the 1989 movie Heathers, Kate is joined by a certified Heather – Heather Woodcock. Kate and Heather dig into social hierarchy in and out of school, teenage years, journaling, female friendships, Veronica the hero, what they didn’t like about the movie and film theories on what would happen after the credits roll.


#18 Josie and the Pussycats with guest Joshua Leach

April 13, 2017

Kate is joined by Josh Leach to talk about the seriously under-rated Josie and the Pussycats movie from 2001. They talk about the music, the in-jokes, lead singers taking over a band, product placement, subliminal advertising and the moral of the story.


#17 Casablanca

March 30, 2017

Kate talks about one of her favorite movies, Casablanca. In this episode Kate covers the how this classic didn’t have the greatest of beginnings and wasn’t destined to be a classic but how it became one. Themes of love, betray, corruption, neutrality and cynicism on the backdrop of the World War II.   



Bergman Interview on the script: https://youtu.be/SBtO7MHJFoY

Essay comparison of Stage Play to screenplay: http://p-mi.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2006/08/Essay_Casablanca.pdf

75th Anniversary from CBS News: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vv0Eo5-LHhk

What’s So Great About Casablanca: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sC_kfwa5-kg

Casablanca interviews: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeqA7R8TSoM

Henry Rollins tearing apart Dr. Seuss https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_k5WBwUUjQ

Theme and Motifs in Casablanca http://www.sparknotes.com/film/casablanca/themes.html