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Sunday, 3 December 2017

Watching Robocop with Kit Power

Episode 14 of the show is a stone cold classic, featuring author, podcaster, youtuber, critic, fellow Gingernutter and friend George Daniel Lea. Together, we sit and watch the greatest movie ever made, and the conversation roams far and wide, including such delights as:

 

  • ED-209 love and the Harryhausen connection
  • The brutality of 80’s action movie violence
  • ‘Big doesn’t mean unintelligent’
  • The problem with Marvel and superficially flawed heros
  • The Deus Ex connection
  • Twin Peaks and Deadwood
  • Great movie and TV villains
  • The intimacy of Clarence’s death

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

Why Robocop is the greatest movie ever made.

Georges superb blog, Strange Playgrounds, can be found here.

Theme tune provided by The Disciples of Gonzo, from their track Superhero. Listen to more from them here:

If you'd like more BONUS episodes, once my Patreon reaches $20 a month, I will continue recording extra episodes on a bi-monthly basis, where I watch something other than RoboCop. Backers get early access to both this show and my written work (including the uncorrected proof of my new short story collection). For more details, check out my Patreon here:



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Thursday, 26 October 2017

Watching Robocop with Kit Power Episode 13

Welcome back! This month, I am joined by Vice Abbess, regular returning guest on The Psycosemantic Podcast (and wife of host  Daeron Wilson), who sat and watched the greatest movie ever made for the first time in over 20 years! Join us on a voyage of rediscovery, taking in such topics as:

  • The joy of practical effects
  • The 80's backlash against the 60's
  • Militarization of the police
  • Nixon and the southern strategy
  • Slightly muddled sportsball analogies
  • Peter Weller's butt

 And much, much more. Enjoy, and as ever, thank you for listening.

Why Robocop is the greatest movie ever made.

The Psycosemantic Podcast can be found here.

(the episode I guested on is here)

Theme tune provided by The Disciples of Gonzo, from their track Superhero. Listen to more from them here:

If you enjoyed this podcast and would like to contribute financially to the monthly production costs, in exchange for early access to both this show and my written work (including the uncorrected proof of my new short story collection), please see my Patreon here:



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Sunday, 24 September 2017

Watching Robocop with Kit Power Episode 12

Welcome back! This month, I am joined by host of The Psycosemantic Podcast and all round top bloke Daeron Wilson, who agreed to sit with me and watch the greatest move ever made. In a classic Watching Robocop episode, listen out for:

  • Me on the scariness of Trump
  • Nancy Allen love
  • ED-209 and peaceful protest
  • Cocaine and Catholic school
  • SportsBall riots
  • ‘Don’t think much of yours’
  • Random Ray Wise slander

 

And much, much more. Enjoy, and as ever, thank you for listening.

Why Robocop is the greatest movie ever made.

The Psycosemantic Podcast can be found here.

(the episode I guested on is here)

Theme tune provided by The Disciples of Gonzo, from their track Superhero. Listen to more from them here:

If you enjoyed this podcast and would like to contribute financially to the monthly production costs, in exchange for early access to both this show and my written work (including the uncorrected proof of my new short story collection), please see my Patreon here:


Read more at http://talkingrobocop.libsyn.com/#reKFAjZhJCwhcLHA.99



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Thursday, 7 September 2017

Watching Robocop WITHOUT Kit Power

Just in case you have any lingering doubts, after the last episode, that this entire experiment is at this point entirely, gloriously out of control, I bring you the first ever episode of watching Robocop WITHOUT Kit Power, as Episode 9 guest Rich returns with person-I've-literally-never-heard-of-or-met-who-has-never-even-seen-Robocop-before Weldon and proceeds to do an entire episode of my show, without me.

 

Yeah. It's as surreal as it sounds.

 

In an episode littered with bizzare assetions and innacurate assumptions, look out for:

  • A completely fabricated date setting on 2030
  • Rich consistnatly spoiling the best bits of the movie for Weldon just before they happen
  • A 100% authentic reaction to Emiles' final passing
  • Further fevered speculation on the nature of the Clarence/Dick relationship
  • Love for Nuke 'Em

 

And so much more. Strap in - this one is practically post-modern :)

 

Why Robocop is the greatest movie ever made.

Theme tune provided by The Disciples of Gonzo, from their track Superhero. Listen to more from them here:

If you enjoyed this podcast and would like to contribute financially to the monthly production costs, in exchange for early access to both this show and my written work (and maybe hear my mum return for a bonus episode down the line), please see my Patreon here:



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Sunday, 27 August 2017

Watching Robocop with Kit Power Episode 11

Well, it happened. After having my dad guest on the show last month, this month I sit down with MY MUM, and watch the greatest movie ever made - for her first viewing, it transpires. And it is EPIC.

As a result of it being Mum's first time, there are a few more pauses than usual, as I give Mum a bit of space to absorb what's happening on screen, and also more narration of the action than in some previous show. But I have to say, for someone who started the weekend asking me what a podcast was, she hits her stride in considerable style. I think this will work particularly well as a commentary track, but I'm sure those of you in podcast land will also find much that brings you joy. Amongst other things, listen out for:

  • Mum's conviction that she's seen the staircase, if not the movie
  • Engagement with the eereiely predictive nature of the movies politics
  • Mum cracking me up beyond the point of repair on two separate occasions
  • The rechristening of OCP top brass as 'corporate slimeballs', I suspect for good

 

And so, so much more. Enjoy this one, it's really special.

Why Robocop is the greatest movie ever made.

Theme tune provided by The Disciples of Gonzo, from their track Superhero. Listen to more from them here:

If you enjoyed this podcast and would like to contribute financially to the monthly production costs, in exchange for early access to both this show and my written work (and maybe hear my mum return for a bonus episode down the line), please see my Patreon here:

 



My latest podcast release!

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Watching Robocop with Kit Power Episode 10

For episode 10, we're joined by very special guest Dr. David Baume to watch the greatest movie ever made. matters arising include;

 

  • The difference between movies and films
  • The superb pacing of Robocop
  • Stunned silence at Kenny’s execution
  • OCP’s effective resource planning
  • 3 stooges with shotguns
  • The glory of the Robocop design
  • That bloody sitcom
  • That Robo silhouette
  • Judge Dredd/Robocop confusion
  • The Western connection
  • Lets blow up a petrol station
  • High density storytelling
  • The cooperative nature of movie fights
  • A faberge hand grenade
  • Curtwood Smith’s brilliant smile - and the Jack Nicholson connection
  • The laws of Robotics as applies to Robocop
  • Various grunts of appreciation/enthusiasm/disgust
  • Driller killer in reverse
  • Lee Marvin’s Point Blank

 

and much, much more. Enjoy, and thanks for listening.

David's website can be found here:

Why Robocop is the greatest movie ever made.

Theme tune provided by The Disciples of Gonzo, from their track Superhero. Listen to more from them here:

If you enjoyed this podcast and would like to contribute financially to the monthly production costs, in exchange for early access to both this show and my written work, please see my Patreon here:


Read more at http://talkingrobocop.libsyn.com/#Ryc2uDOOuSVsDPH4.99



My latest podcast release!