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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!

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

If you'd like more podcast episodes, once my Patreon reaches $20 a month, Robocop will be restored to a monthly schedule, with bi-monthly bonus episodes where I talk about Stephen King's IT. Backers at as little as $1 a month get weekly early access to both this show and my written work. For more details, check out my Patreon here:



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Monday, 11 June 2018

Watching Robocop Episode 17 /w Edward Lorn

For Episode 17, Author and Youtuber (and, it turns out, fellow Robocop superfan) Edward Lorn sits down to watch The Greatest Movie Ever Made. In a delightful, wide ranging chat, highlights include:

  • Slight delay in the early part of the recording, due to connectivity issues
  • Horror movie heroes and villains
  • The awesomeness of Paul Weller
  • World building
  • Riffing on ED209 as a Doberman
  • The endlessly shifting power dynamic

 

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

Edward Lorn's Patreon can be found here, and his YouTube channel 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 regular Robocop episodes, once my Patreon reaches $20 a month, Robocop will be restored to a monthly schedule, with bi-monthly bonus episodes 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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Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Kit and IT Episode 1 - w/George Lea

Welcome to my new bi-monthly show! Running alongside Watching Robocop, this show will invite creative types - authors, bloggers, podcasters, film makers, and more - to talk about Stephen King's IT, and the two cinematic adaptations of the book.

And for the debut episode, I am delighted to welcome back to the show George Lea. George is a superb horror author, blogger, cultural critic and thinker, and has previously guested on the show to watch both Robocop and Hellbound: Hellraiser II. In a free-flowing, conversational show, highlights include;

 

  • Is IT the real monster? Or would that be Derry?
  • Why large sections of the book are unfilmable
  • Issues with 2017's movie portrayal of Bev (even though the movie was good)
  • The awful humanity of King's human monsters
  • Nihilism and the nature of God
  • George's favourite Loser

 

And so much more. Enjoy.

George's Youtube channel is here, and his blog is here.

Soundtrack courtesy of Capo Jr. (my old band).

This podcast only exists thanks to the generosity of my Patroen backers. If you want to hear the next one (at least) 7 days ahead of release, as well as gain early access to my work on a weekly basis for as little as $1 a month, please head over to www.patreon.com/kitpower



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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.

Why Robocop is the greatest movie ever made.

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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