It's a veritable paranormal buffet on TV Good Sleep Bad this time as we take on both alien invasion and the afterlife in our latest exciting episode!
U.F.O., “Exposed” (episode 2, 1970): Hotshot test pilot Paul Foster puts more than his career at risk when he disobeys orders to investigate an unidentified flying object. He attracts the attention of a top-secret organization called SHADO, who aims to stop Foster’s investigation into the possibility of alien invasion—at any price.
Dead Like Me, “Pilot” (season 1 episode 1, 2003): Georgia Lass’s dead-end life meets its tragic end when a random piece of space debris strikes and kills her. Her afterlife takes a turn for the weird when she’s given a job guiding souls to the next world.
It's official. On Friday July 13th we are starting a Patreon page. There you can get bonus episodes not included here. We will also give you the chance to be on an upcoming show and have you help pick the monthly poll topic.
You can visit the site by heading to thatmomentin.com a clicking on our Patreon link. Bonus episodes post on Fridays. Each month going forward there will be at least two bonus episodes on the page as well. I promise more will be added as time goes on, so be sure to donate.
Today's show. I am giving you a sneak peak of the audio drama "Plan 9 from Outer Space". This was originally aired on The Lair of the Unwanted Podcast. I was a guest for a script read of Ed Wood's cult classic and after we finished, I took the file and added in sound effects and music and turned it into an audio drama. It was a lot of fun and I hope you enjoy this preview. The full audio drama will post on our Patreon page Friday. Below is a list of cast Members that were in the presentation.
Nate Withrow aka Bubbawheat
and The Vern
Bottom season 3 episode 2, “Terror” (1995): Richie and Eddie want to hold a Hallowe’en party and meet women to have sex with, but they have no money, so they go trick-or-treating with an electric cattle prod and attempt to sell their souls to the Devil.
Kindred: The Embraced episode 1, “The Original Saga” (1996): San Francisco police detective Frank Kohanek’s investigation of crime boss Julian Luna takes a bizarre turn when Luna’s bodyguard suffers a bizarre death at the hands of Luna’s rival Eddie Fiori. This in turn leads to a startling revelation: Luna is the leader of a secret society of vampires that also includes Fiori—and Kohanek’s girlfriend Alexandra.
On this latest edition of TV Good Sleep Bad Elwood and Lackey take on two episodes of Black Mirror, the British science-fiction series that’s giving new meaning to words like “prescient.” You go to bed one night in a world that makes sense, and in the morning you wake up only to find that you actually live in the world of “The Waldo Moment.”
In this episode, we discuss:
Black Mirror series 1 episode 1, “The National Anthem” (2011): A mysterious terrorist makes a bizarre demand of Britain’s Prime Minister: fuck a pig on live television or a beloved member of the royal family dies. Starring Rory Kinnear, Lindsay Duncan, Donald Sumpter, Anna Wilson-Jones.
Black Mirror series 2 episode 2, “White Bear” (2013): A young woman wakes up in an unfamiliar house with no memories except for some fractured visions of someone who may have been her daughter. Who is she? What happened to her? And why are all these people in masks chasing her? Starring Lenora Critchlow, Michael Smiley, Tuppence Middleton.
London, England*. And in a basement in moneyed Mayfair** lives the greatest guardian of cult television the world has ever known. Yes, Elwood Jones, the secret agent so secret that even his code name has a code name. And with his trusted assistant Daniel Lackey (code-named “The Jigsaw,” because whenever he’s faced with an episode of Buffy, he goes to pieces), he has delivered the thirteenth terrific episode of TV Good Sleep Bad!
* He actually doesn’t live in London.
** And if he did, he certainly wouldn’t live in Mayfair.
In this episode, we discuss:
Cyber City Oedo 808 episode 1, “Memories of the Past” aka “Virtual Death” (1990): In the twenty-ninth century, three ruthless, hardened criminals are given the chance to reduce their sentences by taking on missions too dangerous for regular police. It’s up to these three antiheroes to save the 50,000 occupants of a massive skyscraper when the structure’s central computer puts the building on lockdown. But who’s controlling the computer?
Danger Mouse season 2 episode 6, “The Four Tasks of Danger Mouse” (1981): Baron Greenback kidnaps Penfold and issues an ultimatum to Danger Mouse: collect the ingredients for a powerful ritual the Baron wants to enact, or the hapless hamster gets it in the neck. But can even the world’s greatest secret agent claim a piece of the legendary Fog Monster of Old London town? And is television ready for a certain showbiz-obsessed vampire duck?
On this very special episode, The Vern is joined by a panel of experts to discuss the craft of film criticism and what makes someone a pure cinephile or merely a movie fan. On this round table discussion, we have Matt Neglia of The Next Best Picture Podcast and JD Duran and Brendan J Cassidy of InSession Film Podcast to give their feedback on a wide variety of topics that will help make you become a better critic of films. Stay til the end and you will hear Brendan and Matt play a fun game.
Elwood and Stephen take thier first jaunt into the world of Heroic Gunplay as they look at the John Woo classic "The Killer" which along with its director has been cited as an influence for the Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez and Johnny To.
So grab your best white suit and join us for a bullet riddled romp through this exciting area of Hong Kong cinema.
In this episode of the Cinema Recall Podcast, The Vern is joined by Justin of the podcast Casual Cinecast to discuss their favorite moments of Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom. The winner of our monthly listener poll, they guys find some great moments to talk about, even though they don't like the film as much as most. Listen to the show and let them know how wrong they were in the comments.
In PART ONE, we dive into the E3 2018 conferences covering EA Play, Xbox Briefing, Bethesda Showcase and Square Enix Showcase. With a new showcase from Square Enix joining the party, we discuss whether it’s delivered, especially with its renowned studio reputation. At the same time, Xbox and Bethesda both garnered a lot of hype regarding their own conferences, making for lots to talk to about.
Elwood and Lackey are here for another monthly dose of Cult TV goodness which on this episode is a double dip of 90's brit comedy opening with Goodness Gracious Me were there is an invitation to take you out for an English, meet the one million Rupee man and discover that you can solve any issue with a small aubergine.
Finally its time to hit the streets for a shock expose of the UK drugs scene, as comedy anarchist Chris Morris' faux current affairs show tackles the subject of drugs in his always unique way.
All this plus making sense of Westworld, English eating habits and the decline of Law and Order: Special Victims ... plus much more.