Tuesday, 18 February 2020

Watching Robocop with Kit Power Ep.21 - w/RJ Barker

In episode 21 of Watching Robocop with Kit Power, I am delighted to be joined by legendary fantasy author RJ Barker. RJ is simply one of my favourite human beings, and in this freewheeling, wide-ranging conversation, topis we alight upon include:

  • The gorgeousness of ED209
  • The joy of heavy-duty painkillers
  • The negative impact of carpets on ED209
  • How the gas station attendant is really all of us
  • ED209's family life
  • Squidgy head man
  • The ballad of ED209

And much, much more. Enjoy, and thanks as ever for listening.

RJ Barker's work can be found here (and you should go find it, it's awesome)

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Friday, 25 October 2019

Watching Robocop with Kit Power - Ep.20 w/Jack Graham

For episode 20, I am joined by the mighty Jack Graham. In an instant classic conversation, we cover such diverse subjects as:

  • The liminality of the 80’s and the future
  • Sadism and bullying as a mode of government
  • As above, so below
  • Talking in generalities
  • The Alan B’stard connection to Dick Jones
  • Hitchcockian framing and serious filmmaking
  • Why the helmet?
  • The glory of stop-frame and ED209
  • Weller’s brilliance

And much, much more. Enjoy, and thanks as ever for listening.

Jack Graham's Patreon can be found here, and I Don't Speak German can be found here.

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Wednesday, 5 June 2019

What The Hell Is Wrong With Us? Ep. 1 - Weaveworld

In a new, not-Robocop-related podcast, frequent guest of the show George Daniel Lea and I discuss various works that have had a significant impact on us. In this first episode, we discuss Clive Barker's Weaveworld, a childhood favourite. Expect digressions into other Barkers works, references to King, the 80's, Thatcher's Britain and Section 28, and so much more. Hope you enjoy it.

 

George's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPISvY5rQc11WHawNX5w-Nw

George's website:http://www.strangeplaygrounds.com/

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Thursday, 17 January 2019

Watching The Man From Planet X with Dr. David Baume

Thanks to the extraordinary generosity of Patreon backers, Watching bonus episodes return in 2019! And to kick off, Dr. David Baume returns to watch and discuss 1951's The Man From Planet X.

David's website can be found here:

Why Robocop is the greatest movie ever made.

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Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Watching Robocop Episode 19 - w/Johnny Mains

Legendary author, editor, and horror aficionado Johnny Mains finally joins me it which The Greatest Movie Ever Made. In a rollicking, wide-ranging and frequently hilarious discussion, highlights include:

  • Watching on VHS
  • The genius of Nancy Allen
  • The Robocop/Night of the Living Dead connection
  • Miguel Ferrer and his awesomeness
  • Visceral responses to on-screen violence
  • President Gore
  • The Green Cross Code and David Prowse
  • The bravery of the toilet scene shots
  • Crappy 80’s movie nightclubs
  • The Richard Nixon connection
  • The physical degradation of the hero

 

And much, much more. A genuine classic with a wonderful guest. Enjoy.

 

 



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Sunday, 29 July 2018

Watching Robocop Episode 18 /w Amber Fallon

 This time out we're joined by horror author, editor and podcaster (and, it turns out, fellow Robocop superfan) Amber Fallon! Amber knows storytelling, and brings brilliant insight, as well as some laughs. In a jam packed episode, listen out for:

  • Amber’s horror movie roots
  • Worldbuilding through advertising
  • The only movie to shock and disgust Amber
  • Ray Wise and The Devil
  • The many genres of Robocop
  • Why Arnie would have made for a bad Robocop
  • I don’t kick cats
  • McDonalds and the Great Filter
  • The eternal mystery of bad, yet well sculpted facial hair
  • Does Robocop even breathe? And could he get a contact high from cocaine?
  • Dinosaur attack cards
  • Chekhov's middle finger
  • “When all else fails - hostages!”

 

And much, much more. Enjoy, and thanks as ever for listening.

Amber's website can be found here - go there and read ALL THE THINGS!

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