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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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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:



My latest podcast release!