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Sunday, 8 April 2018

Watching Robocop with Kit Power Episode 16 - w/Laura Mauro

In this episode of the show, I'm delighted to be joined by author Laura Mauro, rising star of the UK horror scene, as we watch together the Greatest Movie Ever Made. It's a freewheeling conversation, taking in, amongst many other things:

  • The Metal Gear Solid connection
  • Why stop frame is awesome (again)
  • What you remember about a film a decade on - and what you don't
  • Villainy and subtext

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

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To stay up to date with all things Laura Mauro (which I recommend doing) follow her website, 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 - specifically, where I talk about Stephen King's IT. Backers get early access to both this show and my written work. For more details, check out my Patreon here:

 



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Thursday, 15 March 2018

Watching Robocop with Kit Power episode 15

This time out, I am overjoyed to be joined by Doctor Sandifer of Eruditorum Press fame, who agreed to sit and watch The Greatest Movie Ever Made with me. Highlights include:

 

  • The cyberpunk connection
  • The Judge Dredd and lesser known Halo Jones connections
  • Sub cultures and micro cultures
  • Me picking Dr. S's brains on writing process
  • A brief digression on Metal

 

And so much more. 

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

Why Robocop is the greatest movie ever made.

Dr S lives at Eruditorum Press, which 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 - specifically, where I talk about Stephen King's IT. 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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Monday, 12 February 2018

Watching Hellbound: Hellraiser 2 with George Lea

In a special bonus episode, George Lea returns to the show, this time to watch and discuss seminal 80's horror movie (and just maybe the greatest horror sequel ever) Hellbound: Hellraiser 2! In a wide ranging and passionate discussion, listen out for:

 

  • IT - the book and film - and the storytelling of the book (including spoilers)
  • New Line logo, associative fear, and THAT opening
  • That amazing score
  • Fearless expansion of the mythology
  • “Don’t look in the box!”
  • Sounds of delighted disgust
  • Clive Barker and fairy tale logic
  • Open brain surgery
  • The brilliance of Kenneth Cranham
  • The horrific rebirth
  • Why Julia is a better villain than Frank
  • “Come to mother!”
  • ‘Russellian elements”
  • What would Larry’s hell look like?
  • The way the films make the Cenobites sympathetic antagonists without compromising their monstrosity
  • Julia just owning Frank
  • The differences between Channard and Pinheads sadism
  • Will IT give us the return of mainstream horror?
  • The Hellraiser III that never was
  • Just how cine-literate this film is

Enjoy, and thank you 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 to hear the next episode of the show 7 days ahead of everyone else, PLUS weekly bonus and/or exclusive written content, for as little as $1 a month, please check out my Patreon here:

 



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Saturday, 30 December 2017

Watching Blakes' Seven with Kit Power

Because here's the deal; every year, my $10 backers get to request that I record a bonus episode on a subject OTHER than RoboCop, and this year, the request was to watch the first two episodes of Blakes' Seven, so I decided to put this out in December, with RoboCop returning in January.

So here it is. Enjoy :)

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'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, with something new arriving each week. For more details, check out my Patreon here:



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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:


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