Monday, 30 December 2019

Wish List Part 3

More Pilots that I'd like to do but can't find online.

Doctor Franken (1980)

Robert Vaughn stars as Dr. Franken, a descendant of the infamous Doctor Frankenstein. He creates a monster called John Doe who proceeds to look for the families of the people who "donated" body parts for his creation in order to help them. He has all the memories of these folk, you see so naturally, scientists and authorities and hunting him to destroy him.

Cagney and Lacey (2018)
An update of the classic 80s cop show about two female detectives in L.A. Despite the original being set in New York. That is one of the reasons I want to see this. I have no illusions that it will be any good but there is a morbid curiosity for me, here. Changing the race of one of the characters (two, counting the Captain, who would be played by Ving Rhames) doesn't bother me but changing locations makes me wary. It just doesn't seem like Cagney & Lacey to me, I reckon it'll be another action reboot, like Hawaii Five-0 etc. And I want to see it.

A.M.P.E.D. (2007)
A Sci-Fi cop show created Vince Gilligan and Frank Spotnitz for Spike TV. It tells the tale of a group of cops investigating odd goings on caused by people being affected by some sort of mutation. You can tell this was written by two blokes who used to work on The X-Files. Gilligan did okay after this was axed, though, as Breaking Bad debuted the following year.

Hear No Evil (1982)

Gil Gerard, Buck Rogers himself, starred as a cop who became deaf after an accident but decides to adapt to his new disability and keep on catching bad guys. Co-stars Bernie Casey and Mimi Rogers.

Rewrite For Murder (1991)
George Clooney and Pam Dawber paired up for this hour long romantic mystery show that I can find practically nothing about online. Clooney appeared in over a dozen failed pilots in his time before
finding fame in E.R. in 1994. Any of them would be interesting to see.

Dusty (1983)
Saul Rubenik stars as a cabbie in L.A. who moonlights as a private eye when he gets caught up in a case with a legendary P.I. Features a score by Jerry Goldsmith. I love Jerry Goldsmith.

Eight Days a Week (2008)
CW drama about 4 twenty- somethings and their different jobs and demanding bosses in New York. Sounds like the movie Horrible Bosses but the reason I want to see it is because it stars Anna Chlumsky as one of the employees and Mario Lopez as one of the bosses. The show apparently suffered from the writer's strike of 2007/08 and had it gone to series, one of the roles would have been re-cast with Justin Hartley replacing Johnny Lewis.

Tremors (2018)

In 2017, it was announced that SyFy was interested in a Tremors TV show and that Kevin Bacon was willing to come back to play Val for the first time since 1990. Bacon had been long reluctant to do TV, only giving in after reading the script to Kevin Williamson's The Following in 2013. Bacon has only been doing TV for 4 years in 2017, it was a pretty big deal. However, for whatever reason, the network passed. Reviews from those who have seen it have been positive and Bacon, the cast and creator showed it at the ATX TV Festival this year, so they are all still interested in the project. This despite the fact that Bacon is now on a Showtime show that just got renewed. In fact, Bacon himself says there is still a chance but I am not holding out hope.

Sunday, 22 December 2019

Drop the Pilot- Home Alone: Taking Back the House (2002)

Jen returns to talk to me about the baffling Home Alone 4: Taking Back the House. Why is it baffling? Because, this was actually a pilot! Yup. We ponder how, talk about the recasting and mildly disagree about one character in particular. The movie is available on Youtube to view but I'm not sure for how long. I've linked to it below anyway but it is available on DVD and is streaming on Now TV/Sky Movies in the UK.Contains strong language. The podcast, not the movie.
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Monday, 9 December 2019

Drop the Pilot- The Crystal Cube (1983)

Alex and Nick from the Release the Clowns Podcast join me for the first time to discuss a BBC pilot written by and starring Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie. We discuss British comedy ,the cast and ponder Hugh Laurie's American accent. It was a fun recording but there are slight audio issues because Skype wasn't playing ball. I have better Skype calls with people across the pond from me, but when they're in the same country... Contains mild language and the use of discriminatory language in context of a show from the 1970s.

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Monday, 2 December 2019

Drop the Pilot- Tickets, Please (1988)

Tysto returns to talk about the train set sit-com Tickets, Please, which is clearly mimicking Cheers, which would have been in it's 6th season at the time. We talk about the cast, the terrible characters and just ponder the whole miserable tone of it all. Also, I bring out the big guns... my knowledge of the Cheers theme tune. Contains brief strong language.

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Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Bonus- Junk Foodies- Great Scot!

As a bonus, please enjoy this episode of JP's Junk Foodies podcast in which I guest starred. In it, I tasked JP three UK foods to try (two Scottish) and he truthfully gives his opinions and then asks me some junk food related questions. It was a fun wee chat, enjoy!

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Monday, 11 November 2019

Drop the Pilot- L.A. Confidential (2003)

Our guest this episode is JP from the Junk Foodies podcast who joins me to chat about the first TV adaptation of L.A. Confidential. We talk about the cast, bad Marilyn Monroe impersonators and ponder the weird inclusion of a fart noise in this serious drama. The pilot is available on Vimeo, the link is below.

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Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Drop the Pilot- Mockingbird Lane (2012)

For our Halloween special, Tysto and I delve into the updated version of The Munsters, Mockingbird Lane, that aired during the spooky season back in 2012. It was intended to be a pilot but obviously didn't make it and I can see why. This may be one of those rare pilots that I actually hate. Maybe. We chat about the violence, the character assassinations, Eddie Izzard being a great human being and I compare it to the Addams Family movies. The pilot is available on Vimeo, link is below.
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Sunday, 27 October 2019

Bonus: Supernatural Pilot Commentary

As an early Halloween gift, enjoy this commentary to the 2005 pilot to Supernatural. Jen and I wanted to do this and it just happens to be set at Halloween but it's all good.  We talk about the leads, where the show goes (so, spoilers) and just how much of a relief it is to watch a good pilot.You can find it on Netflix in the US and Prime in the UK. This is a stand-in episode for our regular ep, which will be released later than planned but earlier than next Monday...
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Monday, 21 October 2019

Bonus: The Robinsons: Lost In Space (remastered)

As a bonus episode, I decided to go back and re-edit an episode from 18 months ago, back when I really wasn't that good at editing at all. I have sorted some background noise and made the episode tighter, removing any unnecessary words, sounds, coughs, pauses, umms and aaahs.The links to the pilot are on the page for the original release, April 25th 2018. A brand new episode will be released next week, a "spooky" pilot in time for Halloween. And another reboot of a classic 60s show...
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Monday, 14 October 2019

Bonus: An Outtakes Show

For a bonus episode, it's time for some outtakes and bloopers from the past few episodes. Listen as Martin pisses me off, enjoy a salvaged conversation from an episode Jim and I recorded for Coptember that can't be released on its own (audio was messed up) and hear a conversation by Owen and I regarding the final scene of Sniff that was cut for time. Contains an annoyed Scotsman, therefore, strong language. Enjoy!

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Monday, 7 October 2019

Drop the Pilot-Sniff (1988)

Owen makes a triumphant return to the podcast to chat about Sniff, a sit-com about a reporter and his newly adopted dog who can sniff out good stories. It's quite dull and extremely rushed so we hypothetically fix it by... making it longer... We also talk about the dog, the rest of the cast and the terrible mugging by Robert Wuhl. We both wonder if we are actually supposed to like this guy or not. Contains that strong language.
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Monday, 30 September 2019

Drop the Pilot- Wes Craven's Night Visions (1990)

Tysto returns for more police show hi-jinks as we talk about a thriller movie co-written and directed by one Wes Craven. Sadly, it's more Deadly Friend than A Nightmare on Elm Street. Except, less fun. We discuss the cast, give the characters alternative names thanks to Youtube's Closed Captions and briefly talk about cheese. Contains strong language.

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Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Drop the Pilot- Microcops (1989)

In the third episode of Coptember, Martin begrudgingly returns to talk about Microcops. We talk about the poor script, the unusually crappy effects by Industrial Light & Magic and hey, it has "cops" in the title, so... (contains strong language)
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Monday, 9 September 2019

Drop the Pilot- Popeye Doyle (1986)

Tysto is back to chat about the second episode of our police theme month, the sequel to the French Connection movies, Popeye Doyle. It's actually not bad, well shot and acted but it's a bit of a slog. Let us know in the comments below or by email ( what you think of the new format for longer pilots. Tryin' something new, here, people, gotta avoid that Baffled length again. Anyway, the link to the pilot is below. End music- Axel Broke by Matt Harris.

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Monday, 2 September 2019

Coptember: Turner & Hooch (1990)

It's the first episode of Coptember! That's right, we're dong a themed month! Because we have no shame! All September, it'll be cop shows and the first one is a sequel to a Tom Hanks movie but with Biff Tannen instead of the dude from Bosom Buddies. Anyway, Jim joins me to talk about this and we finish under half an hour so we try to stall for time to make it past 30 minutes. Do we succeed or do I just stick a long music cue at the end to make up time? Listen and find out.Contains one use of strong language because I really didn't want to edit it out. The pilot is on Youtube, as linked below, but be warned, the quality is quite poor.

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Monday, 26 August 2019

Bonus: Evel Knievel (remastered)

As a bonus episode, in the lead up to our big themed month in September, here is a re-edited edition of the Evel Knievel episode I recorded with Tysto over a year ago. It's tighter, it's shorter but it still has that badass theme tune at the end. Enjoy! Note: We both say this pilot is terrible (Tysto more so than me) but listening back, we don't actually hate it that much...

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Monday, 12 August 2019

Super Nerds (2000)

Martin and Jimmy talk Super Nerds, a sit-com, that would have aired on Comedy Central, created by and starring Patton Oswalt and Brian Posehn. We really wanted to like this but... it's not very good. We discuss stuff like just how badly the female characters are written, comedy foreigners and where we first knew the cast from. And Spaced. We like that show. This pilot replaces one called Stick Around (1977) that I felt we couldn't talk much about but I may still do in the future. Contains strong language.

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Monday, 5 August 2019

Bonus: Fringe (pilot commentary)

Tysto joins me to talk through the pilot episode to the JJ Abrams show, Fringe. It's a good show and we both enjoy revisiting its first episode. We talk about the cast, the team behind the scenes, how some characters aren't served well by the script(s) and give spoilers for future episodes. I say in the commentary that we won't give spoilers but there were some things we just had to talk about. And by that point, we've already spoiled something anyway. If you are listening without watching the show, sorry about the brief gaps.  I can't edit those out or it would really be a commentary. Contains strong language.

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Monday, 29 July 2019

Rewind (2013)

Martin returns! Remember Martin? I barely do but here he is to help me talk through the bland sci-fi "thriller" Rewind. We talk about many things including how similar this is to Timeless which just ended, after two seasons and a TV movie, last year. We also had the benefit of having access to the original script, so we talk about the changes to the third act. Enjoy! (contains mild language)

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Monday, 22 July 2019

Bonus: Dawson's Creek Commentary

As a bonus episode, Jen and I decided to record an audio commentary for the pilot to Dawson's Creek. Was it a mistake? Listen and see! We discuss the cast, the music, agree on our dislike of a main character and spoil later developments of the show. You can listen to it on its own or while the pilot plays. It is available on DVD, Prime Video in the US and the UK as well as All 4 in the UK. End music- Please Advise by Reed Mathis.

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Monday, 15 July 2019

Infiltrator (1987)

Jim Cliff from the Fallacious Trump podcast returns to chat about the 1987 Scott Bakula sci-fi pilot Infiltrator. Bakula is sadly miscast here but we talk about Quantum Leap,occasionally,  that was a great show. Enjoy! End music: Jack's Garage by Midnight North.

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Monday, 8 July 2019

Bonus: Madness-The Pilot (1984)

In this special bonus episode, Jim and I discuss the short pilot presentation Madness: The Pilot. A pitch reel written by Ben Elton and Richard Curtis to try to get the British band Madness their own comedy show. It failed, obviously. The pilot is only 12 minutes long, so bonus episode it is! Enjoy! Contains strong language.

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Tuesday, 2 July 2019

The City (1977)

Tysto returns to talk about something we both actually enjoyed! It stars Robert Forster, Don Johnson and a really rather good Mark Hamill as the bad guy in this cop thriller. It's a 70s show so it's a tad dated at times and it may not replace Tysto's beloved Bunco but we liked it. I'm glad, we can't hate them all! In the podcast, Tysto and I mention Beverly Hills Cop, you can lsiten to our old commentary on that movie HERE. Closing music-1975 by Josh Kirsch/Media Right Productions.

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Monday, 24 June 2019

Bonus Outtakes Episode

As a short bonus episode, please enjoy these deleted conversations from various past episodes. Highlights include- me messing up R Lee Ermey's name, barking dogs, meowing cats, falling Pop Vinyls and Tysto proving me wrong.  Contains spoilers for the TV show Lost. Listen to "Drop The Pilot Podcast" on Spreaker.

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Our 30s (2006)

Jen is back to talk about the shockingly not awful sit-com, Our 30s. We talk about the impressive cast (Rashida Jones, Rachel Blanchard and Peter Serafinowicz, whose name I mispronounce, throughout) and how the show turns sit-com tropes on their heads. We also discuss the show Friends and my love for Jen's husband, Dylan. Contains strong language.

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Monday, 10 June 2019

Bonus: Alligator Point (remastered)

For this bonus episode, I decided to re-visit an early one that Tysto and I recorded about the Nathan Fillion starring Alligator Point. I have fixed audio issues to the best of my abilities and basically just re-edited the entire thing. There is stuff here that was not in the original cut but also stuff that was but no longer is. It is shorter and leaner and now also includes sound clips of the pilot in question.  I just messed about with it, to be honest. The pilot is still available on Youtube. Enjoy.

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Monday, 3 June 2019

Area 57 (2007)

Tysto is back to talk about the s(h)it-com Area 57 about a bastard alien that has been locked up in a top secret government facility for 40 years and the wacky humans he torments. This thing never aired, so we talk about the temp music track, the rather impressive (and totally wasted) cast and just how badly written and directed it is. And this is from the director of Galaxy Quest! Anyway, enough of the damn sit-coms already, next week, something that's... not...
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Monday, 27 May 2019

Bonus: The Jimmy and Jen Show (Outtakes)

Yes, it's a bonus episode made up of lengthy tangents taken out of Jen and I's episode on Making It Legal! We cover topics such as the Big Bang Theory finale (no spoilers), Game of Thrones season 8 (big spoilers), Robert Pattinson as Batman, our luck picking shitty pilots, Marvel's Runaways (mild show and comic spoilers) and how TV shows are evolving. We tangent a lot. Contains swears. End music- Royale by Josh Lippi & the Overtimers. 

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Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Making It Legal (2007)

Jen from the Pilot Inspector's podcast returns to chat about the problematic 2007 sit-com, Making It Legal. We talk about the likeable cast, the writers and a certain character/punchline that really should not have been a thing in 2007. As usual, Jen finds things to like, which is great but, boy, there is a lot to dislike. Contains strong language.
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Monday, 6 May 2019

Steel Justice (1992)

Jim Cliff from the Fallacious Trump Podcast returns to chat about the really rather weird Steel Justice AKA Robosaurus. It's a Blade Runner wannabe but with a giant metal dinosaur inhabited by the soul of a cop's murdered son. There is also a time travelling magic immortal monk for added whatthefuckery. Enjoy!

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Monday, 22 April 2019

Young MacGyver (2003)

Jen from the Pilot Inspectors podcast returns to talk to me about the first time that they tried to make a new MacGyver series. It failed but it's lead is currently on his 14th season of a popular TV show, so it's all good. We talk the original (kind of), the cast and marvel at the sheer blandness of it all.It is so dull, Jen zones out for a bit. She talks so little after a while that I have actually kept in a long tangent about Fifty Shades of Grey. Enjoy! This was recorded before news of Supernatural's cancellation was announced.

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Friday, 12 April 2019

Bonus: Outtakes and Bloopers (uncensored)

Hi, as a quick wee bonus episode here are deleted conversations and bloopers from previous ones. Here you will find conversations about the Home Alone franchise and Carrie, an instance where Owen has to leave briefly to answer a knock at his front door, me defending the storytelling in a franchise I don't even really like much and another of my guests telling us what their favourite pilot of all time is. Oh and there is my f-bomb laden tirade against a certain high profile video hosting site among other things. Jimmy Brown's views are his own and really should be ignored. Seriously, f**k that guy, what does he know? Contains strong language, which makes the censoring that last sentence particularity weird...

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Friday, 5 April 2019

Korgoth of Barbaria (2006)

Owen returns to talk about the very violent Adult Swim animated pilot Korgoth of Barbaria. We talk about the animation, the voice cast, the kick-ass music and disagree about what the show may have become if it got renewed. This is one of those rare pilots that, although it never got picked up, still gets shown occasionally and as recent as January 2019. Enjoy as I get a bit lost for words at a certain plot development. It is not available on Youtube, only Dailymotion, the link is below as usual.

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Friday, 29 March 2019

Bonus: Buffy the Animated Series

Jen from Pilot Inspectors and soon to be a regular host on the Once More With Feeling podcast joins me to talk about the animated demo/pilot for Buffy the Vampire Slayer. We talk about why it didn't get picked up as well as the cast who return, the ones who don't and the animation style. It's under 4 minutes long, so I thought this would make for a good bonus episode. Contains strong language and spoilers for Buffy (including the season 8 comics) and the finale of Angel, sorry. The short is on Youtube and I have linked to it below. End music: Buffy Theme by Nerf Herder, covered by Epic Trailer Music UK

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Friday, 22 March 2019

Shivers (1989)

During our Coming to America episode, I told Tysto that it aired on the same night as a pilot called Shivers and that I would cover it eventually. Well, just over a year later, here we are! Was it worth the wait? What do you think? It's basically a Beetlejuice rip-off and there is so little to talk about, we end up looking through the cast's entries on IMBD to find something, anything interesting. Then I pad it out with music at the end, enjoy!

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Friday, 15 March 2019

Bonus: Baffled- The Complete Version

Last year, Tysto and I recorded an episode for the 1970s supernatural thriller Baffled starring Leonard Nimoy. It was so long, I released it as two parts but here it is as one long-ass episode. So, you can enjoy Tysto's descent into madness in all it's glory, mistakes, tangents, overused running gags and all. It's extended too, with bits that were previously edited out and it contains strong language.

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Saturday, 9 March 2019

Adventures in Babysitting (1989)

I am joined by writer and co-host of the Fallacious Trump Podcast, Jim Cliff to chat about the TV version of Adventures in Babysitting from 1989. We have a good discussion despite the pilot giving us pretty much nothing to talk about outside of the cast and the links to big screen incarnation. The pilot is available on Youtube and is linked below as usual but the picture is terrible as you can see in the pic above. Sadly, it happens sometimes as a lot of these are old VHS recordings. Contains strong language because we discuss film censorship and editing the word "fuck" especially so it didn't seem right to bleep those out.

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Friday, 1 March 2019

My New Retro Blog Is Live!

The first actual entry to my blog is up. It is called "Unbelievable Hanna-Barbera Shows That Really, Honestly Existed". In it, I cover a handful of cartoons made by Hanna-Barbera that were a tad out there, plot-wise. Adaptations of live-action shows that now include time travel, the time Scooby Doo went full on supernatural and a child star getting his own cartoon playing an angel, it's all- HERE! Enjoy! 

Monday, 25 February 2019

I have another blog!

Okay, I won't put to much here as I have an introductory post on my new blog, which I will link to... HERE. It's a retro TV/movie/video game/whatever blog about stuff I grew up with and revisiting them or maybe catching up on stuff from the 70s, 80s or possibly 90s that I may have missed. We'll see, it's early days but be warned, I watched a lot of cartoons as a kid... it's won't all be cartoons, I promise.  I just wanted to start a new blog with stuff I obviously won't have in my podcast. As this post is short, here's a GIF from Scooby Doo of Velma under-reacting to a possibly deadly situation-

Sunday, 24 February 2019

Drop the Pilot- Legally Blonde (2003)

In a Drop the Pilot first, I actually have someone in studio with me! Lisa Smith is a fan of the Legally Blonde films... and my younger sister. We talk about the first film, the way the character of Elle Woods is portrayed here and I try not to be too much of an annoying older brother. The sound isn't perfect, we were on the same microphone but it's a lesson to learn for next time.

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Friday, 15 February 2019

Bonus: Coming to America (Remastered)


Wait, what? Haven't we done this pilot already? Well, yes, it's the same episode but as I have gotten better at editing, I thought I'd go back and rejigger this conversation Tysto and I had about Coming to America. It would be cheeky of me to release this as an episode again, so "bonus episode" it is! I have removed background noise, coughs, gaps and some stutters but I don't personally think it's a particularly strong episode either way. I was still learning.Feel free to comment or e-mail with any feedback you may have. As always, you can find this pilot on Youtube. Also, as an extra bonus treat, one of my guests tells us what their favourite pilot of all time is, about halfway through. 

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Friday, 8 February 2019

The Ghost Writer (1990)

Tysto returns... from the graaaaaave.... not really but he's here to discuss the weird sitcom from 1990, The Ghost Writer. It stars Anthony Perkins as a writer who has just recently married his second wife. And his deceased first wife is not happy... Yes, this is a sitcom filmed in front of a live audience, with special effects and the dude from Psycho dancing with a skeleton puppet that is wearing a wedding dress. And I am here for the weirdness but it's unfunny and occasionally pretty terribly written.

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Friday, 1 February 2019

Bonus: Star Trek Outtakes

Outtakes from our anniversary episode that covered the original Star Trek pilot, The Cage. Here we have more of Martin talking about Trek, some Owen laughs that were cut from the released version of the episode and Jimmy getting annoyed about his podcast getting hijacked. Contains strong language.

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Sunday, 27 January 2019

Star Trek: The Cage (1964)

Yeah, that's right, we're going there. Martin and Owen join me to talk about the technically failed first pilot to Star Trek called The Cage. Well, mostly Martin, really. Why are we tackling this when there are plenty of actual failed pilots out there? Well, this is our one year anniversary episode and I wanted to do something special for it. Only Mr Spock would go onto the second pilot and indeed the series, albeit with a different personality. We talk about that, Jeffrey Hunter, the season one episodes that incorporate this pilot and Gene Roddenberry. The Cage is widely available out there, including on Netflix (which is how we watched it) and Amazon and Hulu in the US so no link this time round. End music: Saving the World by Aaron Kenny.

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Friday, 11 January 2019

Nurses (2007)

Jen from the Pilot Inspectors podcast returns to talk about the Eliza Dushku led Nurses, a pilot about Firefighters... ummm... Nurses. Dushku plays Eve who has a new job at a hospital run by her disapproving dick of a father and where her smarmy dick of a step-brother also works. We talk about the problematic nature of some of the pilot, one character in particular but we do actually give credit where it is due in parts. We also discuss the fact they were clearly copying Grey's Anatomy. Oh and there is a Buffy reunion as Tom Lenk is briefly in the pilot. This episode was recorded in October 2018.

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