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River Cafe Table 4
Ruthie's Table 4: Martha Stewart

River Cafe Table 4

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 29:50


To celebrate the launch of the River Cafe Look Book, Ruthie sat down with Martha Stewart for a special live edition of the podcast hosted in front of an audience in New York city. For more than 30 years The River Cafe in London, has been the home-from-home of artists, architects, designers, actors, collectors, writers, activists, and politicians. Michael Caine, Glenn Close, JJ Abrams, Steve McQueen, Victoria and David Beckham, and Lily Allen, are just some of the people who love to call The River Cafe home. On Ruthie's Table 4, Rogers sits down with her customers—who have become friends—to talk about food memories. Table 4 explores how food impacts every aspect of our lives. “Foods is politics, food is cultural, food is how you express love, food is about your heritage, it defines who you and who you want to be,” says Rogers. Each week, Rogers invites her guest to reminisce about family suppers and first dates, what they cook, how they eat when performing, the restaurants they choose, and what food they seek when they need comfort. And to punctuate each episode of Table 4, guests such as Ralph Fiennes, Emily Blunt and Alfonso Cuarón, read their favourite recipe from one of the best-selling River Cafe cookbooks.  Table 4 itself, is situated near The River Cafe's open kitchen, close to the bright pink wood-fired oven and next to the glossy yellow pass, where Ruthie oversees the restaurant. You are invited to take a seat at this intimate table and join the conversation. For more information, recipes, and ingredients, go to https://shoptherivercafe.co.uk/ Web: https://rivercafe.co.uk/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/therivercafelondon/ Facebook: https://en-gb.facebook.com/therivercafelondon/ For more podcasts from iHeartRadio, visit the iheartradio app, apple podcasts, or wherever you listen to your favourite shows.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Monkey Off My Backlog
Tessa Watches LOST - Episode 22

Monkey Off My Backlog

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2022 36:29


This week, we're talking about season 5 episodes "This Place Is Death" and "316."

Monkey Off My Backlog
Tessa Watches LOST - Episode 21

Monkey Off My Backlog

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 35:19


This week, we're talking about season 5 episodes "Jughead" and "The Little Prince."

Oops All Monsters
The Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) - 054

Oops All Monsters

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2022 85:30


Hess examines the impact of Jack Arnold's cinematic sci-fi masterpiece, connecting the Creature (aka Gill-Man) to Michael Myers, and understanding the film (originally conceived as an adaptation of Beauty & The Beast through the very heavy presence of the male gaze.  Also: Extensive Guillermo Del Toro Jeff Goldblum covering COMMON PEOPLE  by Pulp One mandatory Star Wars Rant and only one trashing of JJ Abrams

Monkey Off My Backlog
Tessa Watches LOST - Episode 20

Monkey Off My Backlog

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2022 52:26


We're back to talk about Season 5! This week, we're talking about two-part premiere, "Because You Left" and "The Lie."

Enterprising Individuals
Season 7, Episode 11 "Star Trek" with Alan Gratz, Part 1

Enterprising Individuals

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2022 60:12


We're gonna set it straight, this neonate film series of all new Trek adventure with our ill communication about Star Trek 2009!New York Times bestselling author Alan Gratz returns to the show this week to talk about the film series that turned Trek into a blockbuster and introduced a whole new generation to the adventures of Kirk and crew. When Romulus is destroyed at the end of the 24th century, the vengeful Nero is thrown into an alternate 23rd century, where his rampage takes the life of George Kirk. Now, George's son Jim will have to overcome his personal flaws and realize his destiny to take command of the USS Enterprise to save Earth and the Federation!As the TNG series of films wound down at the box office, Paramount returned to a question that had plagued the studio for over 20 years: "How could you ever recast Captain Kirk?" To finally answer that question, they turned to genre tv and film wunderkind JJ Abrams to give the familiar characters and world of Star Trek a makeover for the new millennium. The result was a zippy and stylish film that eschewed almost 50 years of continuity to instead boil the characters of Kirk, Spock, et al. to their essential qualities. The result was a reinvigoration of the Trek film franchise and a welcoming of the often niche property into the fraternity of cinematic popcorn blockbusters. In the first half of our conversation about Star Trek 2009, we talk about the process behind reimagining the franchise for a new audience, interfacing with nostalgia, the "Wars-ening" of Star Trek, the previous attempts to reboot the franchise, Abrams as a director, the film's exemplary casting, and the importance of a memorable score.We also discuss built-in doomscrolling, Medea Goes to Qo'nos, spacing in comfort, avoiding "the chompers", rotoscoping Spock, wife vs. Spielberg, the Raimi Trek that never was, mining torpedoes, missing Remans, replicator questions, the lonely French horn in space, a different kind of cantina scene, the Shatnerverse, Kirk's "Maverick moment", and 721 lens flares!Reverse the curse!Follow Alan on Twitter and get his new book "Two Degrees"!http://www.twitter.com/alangratzhttps://www.alangratz.com/writing/two-degrees/Learn the story behind your favorite Trek episodes with BackTrekking!http://www.twitter.com/backtrekkingSay HELLO to us on Facebook and Twitter and the Just Enough Trope Discord!http://www.facebook.com/eistpodhttp://www.twitter.com/eistpodhttps://discord.gg/WVvCHVWqzfBuy us a Slusho on Patreon and Ko-Fi!http://www.patreon.com/eistpodhttps://ko-fi.com/E1E01M2UASubscribe to the show on iTunes!https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/enterprising-individuals/id1113165661?mt=2

Light The Fuse - A Mission: Impossible Podcast
Revisiting Our Dan Mindel Interview

Light The Fuse - A Mission: Impossible Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2022 74:50


This episode we are revisiting our conversation with master cinematographer Dan Mindel (“Mission: Impossible 3”). Mindel talks about his relationship with the franchise, the movie's iconic use of close-ups (plus how he and JJ Abrams developed the look of the movie), and how closely he worked with the visual effects artists at ILM. We also dip into other parts of his career, including “Star Trek,” "Star Wars," “Shanghai Noon” and “John Carter.” It's a ride!

River Cafe Table 4
Ruthie's Table 4: Steve McQueen

River Cafe Table 4

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2022 24:09 Very Popular


In the final episode of Ruthie's Table 4 limited art series we have another fan favourite from season 1, the artist and director Steve McQueen talks beautifully about the heritage, ethical values and social impact of food in his life, and ours. For more than 30 years The River Cafe in London, has been the home-from-home of artists, architects, designers, actors, collectors, writers, activists, and politicians. Michael Caine, Glenn Close, JJ Abrams, Steve McQueen, Victoria and David Beckham, and Lily Allen, are just some of the people who love to call The River Cafe home. On Ruthie's Table 4, Rogers sits down with her customers—who have become friends—to talk about food memories. Table 4 explores how food impacts every aspect of our lives. “Foods is politics, food is cultural, food is how you express love, food is about your heritage, it defines who you and who you want to be,” says Rogers. Each week, Rogers invites her guest to reminisce about family suppers and first dates, what they cook, how they eat when performing, the restaurants they choose, and what food they seek when they need comfort. And to punctuate each episode of Table 4, guests such as Ralph Fiennes, Emily Blunt and Alfonso Cuarón, read their favourite recipe from one of the best-selling River Cafe cookbooks.  Table 4 itself, is situated near The River Cafe's open kitchen, close to the bright pink wood-fired oven and next to the glossy yellow pass, where Ruthie oversees the restaurant. You are invited to take a seat at this intimate table and join the conversation. For more information, recipes, and ingredients, go to https://shoptherivercafe.co.uk/ Web: https://rivercafe.co.uk/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/therivercafelondon/ Facebook: https://en-gb.facebook.com/therivercafelondon/ For more podcasts from iHeartRadio, visit the iheartradio app, apple podcasts, or wherever you listen to your favourite shows.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Engadget Morning Edition
The Silent Hill universe is expanding, with help from J.J. Abrams and others

Engadget Morning Edition

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2022 4:08


Meta's AI translator can interpret unwritten languages, The Silent Hill universe is expanding, with help from J.J. Abrams and others, Microsoft wants to build an Xbox-branded mobile game store.

Engadget
The Silent Hill universe is expanding, with help from J.J. Abrams and others

Engadget

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2022 4:08


Meta's AI translator can interpret unwritten languages, The Silent Hill universe is expanding, with help from J.J. Abrams and others, Microsoft wants to build an Xbox-branded mobile game store.

River Cafe Table 4
Ruthie's Table 4: Tracey Emin

River Cafe Table 4

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2022 24:38 Very Popular


As part of our limited art series we are reposting our favourite episode from season 1 just in case you missed it the first time round. This is a conversation about food between two friends - Ruthie Rogers, a chef, and Tracey Emin, an artist. Listen when you have a quiet time - time to hear Tracey convey to Ruthie what it meant to have the Salvation Army cook her and her brother Christmas dinner. Time to let Tracey explain why the solitude of being an artist makes restaurants crucial, and time to listen to her describe why she is passionate about eating eight apples a day. For more than 30 years The River Cafe in London, has been the home-from-home of artists, architects, designers, actors, collectors, writers, activists, and politicians. Michael Caine, Glenn Close, JJ Abrams, Steve McQueen, Victoria and David Beckham, and Lily Allen, are just some of the people who love to call The River Cafe home. On Ruthie's Table 4, Rogers sits down with her customers—who have become friends—to talk about food memories. Table 4 explores how food impacts every aspect of our lives. “Foods is politics, food is cultural, food is how you express love, food is about your heritage, it defines who you and who you want to be,” says Rogers. Each week, Rogers invites her guest to reminisce about family suppers and first dates, what they cook, how they eat when performing, the restaurants they choose, and what food they seek when they need comfort. And to punctuate each episode of Table 4, guests such as Ralph Fiennes, Emily Blunt and Alfonso Cuarón, read their favourite recipe from one of the best-selling River Cafe cookbooks.  Table 4 itself, is situated near The River Cafe's open kitchen, close to the bright pink wood-fired oven and next to the glossy yellow pass, where Ruthie oversees the restaurant. You are invited to take a seat at this intimate table and join the conversation. For more information, recipes, and ingredients, go to https://shoptherivercafe.co.uk/ Web: https://rivercafe.co.uk/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/therivercafelondon/ Facebook: https://en-gb.facebook.com/therivercafelondon/ For more podcasts from iHeartRadio, visit the iheartradio app, apple podcasts, or wherever you listen to your favourite shows.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

River Cafe Table 4
Ruthie's Table 4: Sam Taylor-Johnson

River Cafe Table 4

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2022 33:35 Very Popular


Sam Taylor-Johnson is an artist, photographer, and film-director - and she has been a friend of Ruthie's since the day they met at the Tate gallery in 1998 when Sam was awarded the Turner Prize. Listen to their memories of children, food, music and art as part of Ruthie's Table 4's artist series. For more than 30 years The River Cafe in London, has been the home-from-home of artists, architects, designers, actors, collectors, writers, activists, and politicians. Michael Caine, Glenn Close, JJ Abrams, Steve McQueen, Victoria and David Beckham, and Lily Allen, are just some of the people who love to call The River Cafe home. On Ruthie's Table 4, Rogers sits down with her customers—who have become friends—to talk about food memories. Table 4 explores how food impacts every aspect of our lives. “Foods is politics, food is cultural, food is how you express love, food is about your heritage, it defines who you and who you want to be,” says Rogers. Each week, Rogers invites her guest to reminisce about family suppers and first dates, what they cook, how they eat when performing, the restaurants they choose, and what food they seek when they need comfort. And to punctuate each episode of Table 4, guests such as Ralph Fiennes, Emily Blunt and Alfonso Cuarón, read their favourite recipe from one of the best-selling River Cafe cookbooks.  Table 4 itself, is situated near The River Cafe's open kitchen, close to the bright pink wood-fired oven and next to the glossy yellow pass, where Ruthie oversees the restaurant. You are invited to take a seat at this intimate table and join the conversation. For more information, recipes, and ingredients, go to https://shoptherivercafe.co.uk/ Web: https://rivercafe.co.uk/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/therivercafelondon/ Facebook: https://en-gb.facebook.com/therivercafelondon/ For more podcasts from iHeartRadio, visit the iheartradio app, apple podcasts, or wherever you listen to your favourite shows.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

You Never Forget Your First
#39 - Kicking off a franchise - Mission Impossible 3 (2006) - J.J.Abrams

You Never Forget Your First

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 78:14


  We're exploding back on the scene with our most explosive debut where half the narrative revolves around explosions as explosions try to outdo other explosions in J. J. Abrams explosive debut Mission Impossible Three (2006). Its hard to imagine a film this large is a debut, but it set the tone for the rest of the franchise that continues to this day. From Lost, to getting lost in Lost, to wondering what exactly actually happened in Lost, JJ made a huge jump into mainstream filmmaking with MI3 and continued the trend into Star Wars. Stay tuned for Tom Cruise dressed as a nun doing questionable Italian accents and Benas Serrano Ham angle that made little to no sense. Enjoy.

River Cafe Table 4
Ruthie's Table 4: Jonas Wood

River Cafe Table 4

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2022 25:48 Very Popular


Ahead of our big launch for Season 2 In December, we're going to celebrate the season of art. With London's Frieze, The Paris Art Fair our conversations with Ed Ruscha, Sam Taylor-Johnson, Jonas Wood, and as she's so magnificent once again our close friend Tracey Emin. At The River Cafe, our own art book The 'River Cafe Look Book' with recipes from The River Cafe Kitchen is out now. Food and art! Art and food! Artist and chefs let's begin! For more than 30 years The River Cafe in London, has been the home-from-home of artists, architects, designers, actors, collectors, writers, activists, and politicians. Michael Caine, Glenn Close, JJ Abrams, Steve McQueen, Victoria and David Beckham, and Lily Allen, are just some of the people who love to call The River Cafe home. On Ruthie's Table 4, Rogers sits down with her customers—who have become friends—to talk about food memories. Table 4 explores how food impacts every aspect of our lives. “Foods is politics, food is cultural, food is how you express love, food is about your heritage, it defines who you and who you want to be,” says Rogers. Each week, Rogers invites her guest to reminisce about family suppers and first dates, what they cook, how they eat when performing, the restaurants they choose, and what food they seek when they need comfort. And to punctuate each episode of Table 4, guests such as Ralph Fiennes, Emily Blunt and Alfonso Cuarón, read their favourite recipe from one of the best-selling River Cafe cookbooks.  Table 4 itself, is situated near The River Cafe's open kitchen, close to the bright pink wood-fired oven and next to the glossy yellow pass, where Ruthie oversees the restaurant. You are invited to take a seat at this intimate table and join the conversation. For more information, recipes, and ingredients, go to https://shoptherivercafe.co.uk/ Web: https://rivercafe.co.uk/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/therivercafelondon/ Facebook: https://en-gb.facebook.com/therivercafelondon/ For more podcasts from iHeartRadio, visit the iheartradio app, apple podcasts, or wherever you listen to your favourite shows.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nerd heaven
Star Trek Continues ”Lolani” - Detailed Analysis & Review

Nerd heaven

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2022 25:49


Lolani is the first of the really focussed "issue" episodes of Star Trek Continues. It examines the theme of slavery, but even moreso, the theme of apathy in the face of evils such as slavery. It's a hard-hitting drama that really makes you stop and think. Join me as I delve into this latest episode of Star Trek Continues to see what it's all about. ----more---- Transcript Welcome to Nerd Heaven.  I'm Adam David Collings, the author of Jewel of The Stars. And I am a nerd.   This is episode 96 of the podcast. Today, we're talking about the Star Trek Continues episode “Lolani”   The description on StartrekContinues.com reads A survivor from a distressed Tellarite vessel pulls Captain Kirk and his crew into a moral quandary over her sovereignty.   The teleplay was written by Paul Bianchi With story by Huston Huddleston and Vic Mignogna It was directed by Chris White And it first aired on the 8th of January 2014   And you'll notice that's a good 7 months since the last episode came out. That's the reality of a fan-made web series. This is a show of professional quality, but it's being made by amateurs. It's not their full-time job. They get the work done in the time span that they can. But it meant that each new episode was an event, like a new mini movie coming out. Of course, now, you can binge the entire series, which is great.   First of all, I'd like to say how happy it made me to see this show portraying Kirk as a bookworm. Which of course, he is. I found that the Kelvin universe movies kind of misunderstood Kirk's character, especially his younger self. They portrayed him as this hard-partying bad boy. And I know it was already a new timeline, and the absence of his father explains the differences, but that's not the Kirk we knew in the original series. Young Kirk in the prime timeline was a nerd. He had a reputation at the academy for carrying books wherever he went.   Anyway, Cool to see him so disappointed to have to leave his book behind when the Enterprise picks up a distress call from an unidentified ship.   And cool to see Sulu's viewer rising out of his console. Nice touch.   The ship is Tellarite in design. And this is where we meet Ensign Tongaroa. My first thought when I heard him speak was “Ugh. American's can't do Australian accents.” But I was very quickly corrected when the character says he's from New Zealand.   But he didn't really sound Kiwi to my ears either. Admittedly, I'm not from New Zealand, but we do hear the Kiwi accent, and it has a lot of similarities with the Australian accent. Some definite differences too. Certain vowel sounds come out very differently.   Anyway, I looked up the actor, Daniel Ogan. Turns out, he is indeed from New Zealand. And not only that, as a child, he played Boba Fett in Star Wars Episode 2: Attack the Clones. Which is really cool. Interestingly, in Star Wars, he sounded much more like what I would think of as a Kiwi accent. So I don't know if his accent has changed over time as he's gotten older, or if I'm just talking rubbish and don't have a good ear for these things.   Anyway, it's really cool to have him in the show, and it's always fun to see a fellow Australasian in Star Trek. (and if you're not aware, Australasian is a blanket term that includes both Australia and New Zealand).   There's only one life form aboard, life signs are erratic and life support on the ship is failing. Despite this, Spock is not convinced it would be a good idea to beam the survivor on board. He doesn't really give a reason, other than this being an unknown lifeform.   So what's the alternative, Spock? Just let the person die?   Kirk orders security to the transporter room, which is a reasonable precaution. As Kirk and Spock enter the transporter room, they both say, in unison, “Mr. Scott, you have the bridge.” Kirk remarks at this being strange. And I agree. No explanation is given. Kirk is in command of the bridge at present, so why would Spock get involved?    They're expecting a Tellarite, but instead, they find a scantily dressed Orion woman, an Orion slave girl, threatening the transporter chief with a knife. But she quickly runs into the corridor and ends up cowering near a Jefferies tube, holding the knife. She looks genuinely afraid. And we meet Chief of Security Drake. We never got to know who the chief of security was in TOS. That position didn't really exist in Star Trek lore until TNG. Anyway, the situation is resolved when Spock is able to incapacitate her with a nerve pinch.   She seems a little calmer when they visit her in sickbay later. According to records, she was recently purchased by a Tellarite. She's got some cuts and bruises, and the Tellarite crew are all dead. The obvious conclusion is that she killed them, no doubt due to the way they were treating her.   Obviously, this episode is going to really delve into the issue of slavery. This is the first of the issue episodes on Star Trek Continues. Last episode had some thematic stuff, but this one is very much exploring an issue. We'll see there'll be a lot of these in the series, which is a very Star Trek thing.   The Tellarites were founding members of the Federation. That means we have Federation citizens engaged in the purchase and exploitation of a slave. And that's pretty horrifying. But as we'll see in coming episodes of Star Trek Continues, the Tellarites are a rather problematic member race. Which I think is really interesting. We tend to think of the Federation as this big club where everyone has the same values. But the reality of holding together so many disparate species would be somewhat less utopian. There would be internal struggles. It would be a constant effort to keep this thing together. I don't think that goes against Roddenberry's utopian vision, but it's a much more DS9 kind of take on it. I like it.   There is an elephant in the room when looking at the idea of Orion Slave girls. And that is Enterprise. Enterprise season 4 did an interesting episode that explored Orion Culture more so than had ever been done before. They were practically an untouched species, which is interesting, given that date all the way back to TOS. The big revelation of that episode was that it was the men, not the women, who were really the slaves, due to the women having a pheromone they can use to control the men.   Now I interpreted this a little less literally than it seems the writers of this episode did. The way I saw it was that, yes, technically the women are bought and sold as slaves, but with their powers, they manipulate and control the men, behind the scenes, from a position that appeared subservient. And that idea, I think, is not at odds with anything else portrayed in Star Trek about them.   This episode addresses the issue with Spock explaining that around 70 years ago, Orion women held dominion over men but there was a revolt and civil war. The men gained control. Rather than ending the slave trade, they made it worse.   This dialog is clearly meant to be a way of reconciling this episode, and the rest of Star Trek, with Enterprise. But I'm not convinced it actually works. It implied that the women enslaved the men in a more literal way than I think the Enterprise episode intended to suggest. And I'm not sure any reconciling really needed to be done.   But either way, it's a fascinating concept. Think about it. A civil war between the two sexes. Procreation of the species would be very difficult under such circumstances. And in fact, the only way that the species could have survived takes my mind to a place that I don't really want to think about.   At this point in time, Women are kept uneducated and subservient to keep them from rising up again, and as punishment for the past.   The age-old problem of trying to make a right with two wrongs.   The slave doesn't speak until Dr. Makenna arrives. She reveals her name is Lolani. She didn't know whether the crew of the Enterprise were friend or foe, so she kept silent, and listened. Not a bad way to go. Listening less and speaking more is usually wise.   To add extra tragedy, she was born off-world, but forced back to Orion and into slavery when her parents died. So she has known freedom and then been forced into slavery. I can only speculate, but I suspect that may be even more painful because you'll know what you're missing.   Lolani is played by Fiona Vroom. Fun bit of trivia, Fiona Vroom appeared in Star Trek Beyond as an Orion crew member. So ….. Was that the Kelvin timeline version of Lolani? My headcanon would like to say it is. Beyond came out 2 years after this episode, so I can't help but wonder if her cameo was a deliberate reference to this episode. I believe JJ Abrams was interested and enthusiastic about Star Trek fan productions, and even spoke in defence of the controversial Star Trek Axanar during their lawsuit with Paramount. Who can say, but in my headcanon, in the Kelvin timeline, Lolani had a better life and entered Starfleet. I guess her parents didn't die in that timeline.   Kirk feels like he has rescued Lolani, but Commodore Gray has some bad news for him. According to Orion law, Lolani reverts to being the property of the one who sold her, once her owner dies. The Orions are not members of the Federation (they'd never qualify while they support Slavery). The owner has been notified and is already on his way.   This kind of thing is a very real problem in our world. Different nations have different rules. If we want them to respect our laws, we have to likewise respect theirs. Even if we disagree with them. But what if one of their laws is something as immoral as slavery?   What it comes down to, as the commodore admits, they can't afford an inter-stellar incident over one person.   Mackenna and Lolani talk as they walk through the corridor. There's a lot of echo in the dialog in this scene. A rare moment when the ameteur nature of this show peeks out from behind the curtain, perhaps. There was also something about the acting at the start of this scene that didn't quite work for me somehow. Mackenna explains that while there are some generalised differences between males and females, people in the Federation are treated as individuals. They are not defined by their gender. There are a whole bunch of different things that make up a person.   We get a very 60s TV moment when they arrived on the bridge all the male crewmembers stare with googly eyes. Now, the sight of an attractive woman wearing very little clothing IS distracting. I can't deny that. That's just biology. But when you're at work, you don't ogle people like this. I'd have expected the crew of a Federation starship to show a little more professionalism than that.   I don't think Scotty is flirting with her when he takes her to see his station. I think he's being friendly, but also he sensed that Mackenna needed a moment to speak with Kirk privately.   Spock has found physical evidence that Lolani was involved in the death of the Tellarite, and likely is the killer.   Kirk is subtly encouraging Lolani to think about changes that could be made to her planet's culture, for the better, by lending her a book.   When confronted with the evidence, Lolani tells an implausible story about how it all just happened while she was hiding with her eyes closed. When Kirk doesn't buy it, she asks “if you were a slave, wouldn't you just want to be free?” And Kirk agrees. He hates the idea of a sentient being enslaved, but he says something that I think is very important. “The truth always matters.”   When she learns her previous owner is on his way to collect her, Lolani tries to use her sexuality to manipulate Kirk. And given the circumstances, the bleak future that lies ahead of her, it's hard to blame her. She'll do anything to escape that brutal mistreatment she knows is waiting for her.   Kirk tries not to succumb, because he's not an idiot. He knows what is appropriate and what isn't. He knows getting involved with Lolani in that way is a bad idea. But remember female Orions have those pheromones with which they can influence people.   It's Uhura's call on the intercom that helps Kirk snap himself out of it. There's a nice moment where they both apologise. Kirk promises to do whatever he can to help Lolani.   But she can't just leave it at that. Again, I don't blame her for doing anything she can to escape her fate. And she continues to use the one tool she feels she has. The transporter chief has less moral strength than Kirk. He's trying to fly her away in a shuttle craft.   With evidence that proves two of the Tellarites were killed by Lolani, Spock says “she is no longer an unfortunate slave. She may be a murderer.”   Of course, it's likely that she is both.   Notice that Spock says she MAY be a murderer. They know she killed two of those tellarites. But there may have been extenuating circumstances. She may have killed them out of self-defense, which is technically not murder.   With Lolani confined to quarters, Kirk asks McCoy if there is a medical defence against Orion pheromones. McCoy says there is a known inoculation and he can begin immediately. If the issue is so well known that they already have an inoculation on file and ready to go, I have to wonder why it's taken this long before anyone has thought about it.   In fact, I wonder why it isn't included in the standard set of vaccinations for Starfleet personnel. In the real world, military officers are inoculated against all sorts of things as a matter of course. You can't afford your soldiers getting sick from preventable diseases when they're busy in the line of duty. I imagine Starfleet would be the same. We know there are a lot of dangerous alien diseases out there. It would be quite logical to inoculate starfleet officers against Orion pheromones as a matter of course. The risk of one of your people being mind-controlled seems a reasonable reason to do so.   It's possible Lolani may have blocked out much of what happened on the Tellarite ship, and genuinely doesn't remember. So Spock is going to mind meld with her. The fact she's willing to trust him and consents to the procedure suggests she's not deliberately hiding anything.   She killed the tellarites in self-defense, while they were trying to rape her.   Kirk and Spock are in a difficult position. They know Lolani is right. It's wrong to send her back to be beaten, and worse. She could be a voice in the Federation for her people, but not if they send her back in chains.   In the conference room, MacKenna plead's Lolani's case to the senior crew. She makes a good point. “Starfleet aren't here. Perhaps if they were, they'd see things differently.” In a lot of ways, this ties into a classic Star Trek theme. The needs of the many vs the needs of the few - or the one. Starfleet is willing to turn a blind eye to one woman's slavery because to do otherwise would risk an inter-stellar incident - perhaps war.   When the owner, Zaminhon, arrives, Kirk's plan is dinner. Pull out all the stops for him. All Kirk can hope is that they can somehow change this man's mind.   He's a very intimidating-looking bloke. The actor has an amazing deep voice. I don't know if there's some artificial enhancement going on, or if it's all natural. But it really suits the big Orion.   I laughed at Scotty's line. “He seems nice. For a slave trader.”   The transporter chief, Kenway, fabricates a story about orders to get into Lolani's quarters to see her. He still seems very smitten. Despite his inoculation, he seems to still be suffering effects from his previous exposure to her pheromones.   That said, he seems to genuinely want to help her, not because she's attractive, but because it's right. Lolani has some good things to say. Kenway feels that he's nobody. That he can't make a difference. Lolani says that everybody is somebody. That's the message that needs to reach people on her planet. And she mentions a quote that is apparently falsely attributed to a guy named Edmund Burke. “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” And that is what's happening here.   In the end, Kenway just says sorry and leaves. What can he do? It must be very difficult for the crew to laugh and chat with this slave driver. Especially McKenna. Zaminhon confirms that the male Orions do have a natural scent, but it's been kept from developing the same potency as the female pheromones.   Whatever Kirk's plan, in trying to charm Zaminhon is shattered when Scotty casually says “Lolani says you're a brutal monster.”   Zaminhon just laughs it off and says he treats his slaves well. Kirk's plan starts to come out as he plays along, pretending to be as comfortable with slavery, even offering McKenna to him for a price. Zaminhon surprisingly sees and even defends McKenna's value as a person. She is civilised and capable. Slavery is not for her. An interesting admission from him. Then Kirk drives in the knife. What about Lolani? She is every bit as capable. She has a thirst for knowledge. But even without that, as a woman, she has a fundamental right to be free.   Of course it doesn't work. As Zaminhon points out, “We're not going to change each other's minds over a fine dinner.” Which is quite true.   Still, Kirk had to try. That's who he is. That's the Starfleet way. You talk. You reason.   With the crew out of ideas, it's Spock who has to verbalise it. “Then it might be time to say goodbye.”   The guard at Lolani's door is terrible at his job. You don't just abandon your post to check with the captain because a visiting alien tells you he'll take it from here. He has orders, and until they are countermanded from up in the chain of command, those orders stand. By walking away he leaves the door unguarded so Zaminhon can enter Lolani's quarters.   Zaminhon doesn't even wait to get off the Enterprise before starting the physical abuse. Honestly, I don't think he cares. Starfleet have to abide by Orion law in this case and he knows it.   Of course, that doesn't stop Kirk from intervening when he enters to tell Lolani the bad news.   The re-used TOS music fits so well into the scene. It's a lot more than just a copy-and-paste job.   Kirk has one last-ditch idea. And it's something of an ethical dilemma. He offers to buy Lolani from Zaminhon. It's a trope you often see in fiction. The hero buys the slave for the sole purpose of setting her free.   On the one hand, it's a good thing as it's an effective way of freeing a slave. On the other hand, it means taking part in the morally reprehensible practice. It is morally justified to engage in slave trade in order to free a slave? Probably.   Zaminhon is not impressed. He refuses to sell, out of spite, for Kirk's hypocrisy. There is no price he'd accept to sell Lolani to him. He won't let Kirk win this one.   Commodore Gray is not impressed. She likens his intervening when Zaminhon hit Lolani to striking a foreign politician. She reiterates the Federation's position. They will noit risk war over one slave. And I do understand their point. How many will die, be tortured and abused if this leads to war? I'm not saying they're right, but I certainly understand their position. Gray says it's the job of the diplomats to fight this issue of slavery. Kirk is ordered to return Zaminhon to his ship with Lolani. I can't see that these diplomats are going to be very effective in their efforts, unfortunately. Orions have practised slavery since they discovered fire. And they're now an interstellar civilisation. Zaminhon leads Lolani to the transporter pad, back in her skimpy slave outfit and chains.   Kenway is on duty so he has to be the one to push the button. He doesn't take it well.  The look on the actor's face sells it beautifully. This is where Kirk realises Kenway's feelings, whatever they are, are real. Not something you can inoculate against. He knows this because he's feeling it too. Not a sexual attraction, but a desire for justice. It's going around and around in his head. He was determined to help Lolani. And he failed.   That's when he announces to the crew that he is about to commit a direct violation of his orders. He'll take full responsibility. This is a very Kirk action. Even Picard has been known to do something like this.   As the Enterprise closes on Zaminhon's ship, ready to beam Lolani aboard, the ship explodes. Everyone is devastated. Evidently, Lolani sabotaged the ship, preferring to due than to live as a slave. If Kirk had been just a few minutes sooner he could have saved her.   But then, what would have happened to Kirk? I suspect it would have ended his career. This isn't Admiral Kirk of the movie era, who can get away with anything. This is young Captain Kirk, still in his first 5 year mission.   Lolani left a video message for Kirk. She believes her death will mean nothing, but Zaminhon's death may light a fire in the hearts of the people on her world - young girls desperate to be free, and maybe some men, who don't want to be a part of enslaving them.   Kenway asks Kirk for a leave of absence from Starfleet. He has been deeply touched by Lolani's words. Her message. He wants to take up her cause. Kirk gives him Lolani's recording. Will he make a difference? I don't know. But a good man is about to stop doing nothing.   This was actually a really powerful message show, perhaps one of the best that Star Trek has ever done, which is saying a lot for a fan-made production.   I really like this ending. It's not a happy ending, but it's a fitting one. And it gives hope. Even meaning to Lolani's life and death.   I think when you get down to it, the real message of this story is about apathy. I mean, you'd be hard-pressed to find a human being in this world today that believes slavery is a good and acceptable thing. But how does that belief affect our actions?   Slavery does still exist in some form in our world today. Not like it used to be, not like the Orions suffer, but it does exist. I don't know enough about it. I find myself feeling challenged to learn more. To see what might be able to be done.   How about you?   I hope you've enjoyed my thoughts on Lolani. Next time we'll be looking at another amazing episode. A direct sequel to the original series episode Mirror Mirror.   Until then, have a great 2 weeks Live long and prosper. Make it so.    

The Kingcast
145: Billy Summers with Matt Braunger

The Kingcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 95:28


Billy Summers is a damn good hitman out on his final job, so of course things go wrong. Today's episode takes a look at one of Stephen King's more recent books that is soon to be adapted by JJ Abrams and Ed Zwick.

Cruise Views
Mission: Impossible 3 (2006)

Cruise Views

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 107:52


I feel the need... the need for a podcast exploring the films and career of Tom Cruise.Welcome to Cruise Views, a podcast all about actor, producer, and global icon Tom Cruise, reviewing each of his films in order! This week your hosts Adam and Tom discuss Mission: Impossible 3 (2006) directed by J.J. Abrams and starring Tom Cruise, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Michelle Monaghan, and Billy Crudup.IMF agent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) comes into conflict with a dangerous and sadistic arms dealer who threatens his life and his fiancée in response.Adam and Tom explore the production, release, and context of the film and how it fits into Tom Cruise's career. They also find time to play their exciting game, Two Cruise and a Lie! What will they make of the film? What is the overall "Cruiseness" rating? Find out on this episode of Cruise Views!The next episode is out on Tuesday October 4th and reviews Lions for Lambs!Come and chat to us...Twitter: https://twitter.com/cruiseviewspodInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/cruiseviewspod/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cruiseviewspodEmail us: cruiseviewspodcast@gmail.com

Film Stories with Simon Brew
Mission: Impossible III (2006) and The Birdcage (1996)

Film Stories with Simon Brew

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 55:01 Very Popular


In this episode of Film Stories with Simon Brew, two movies that hit at the box office - but it didn't stop one of them being regarded a commercial disappointment.2006's Mission: Impossible III went though a range of directors before Tom Cruise settled on giving JJ Abrams his feature directorial debut. But that decision brought with it delays, and the film's aftermath would see Cruise's deal with Paramount come to an end (temporarily).The Birdcage meanwhile landed on Oscar-winner Mike Nichols' plate at a point where people were beginning to feel his hit movie days were behind him. Nichols though would turn a Harrison Ford movie down in order to take this one on - and to work again with Elaine May.Stories of both are told in this episode.Find Simon on Twitter at @simonbrew, and the podcast can be found at @filmstoriespod.Support this podcast: www.patreon.com/simonbrew. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

HC Universal Network
YBY ep 323: Joe Thompson on finding the tools to create your own worlds.

HC Universal Network

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 102:11


This week on Yes But Why, I chatted with Joe Thompson, an improv performer and teacher based out of Sheffield, UK. Joe Thompson started his improv career 9 years ago at the University of Sheffield, where he joined and later became Artistic Director of the university improv society ‘The Shrimps'. Since then, he has been featured in the Leicester Comedy Award nominated long form group ‘Scriptless in Seattle' and performed at the Y-Not Festival with Sturike Comedy. Joe's interest in improv is academic as well – he got his Masters in Arts and Cultural Management and his thesis examined hierarchies within improv communities! (I've got to read that paper!) These days, you can find Joe running monthly nights with his production company Little Chicago as well as teaching and performing at various venues throughout the UK. Joe Thompson currently co-runs and teaches improv with the Spontaneity and Sheffield Steel (SASS Improv) theater group alongside improv colleague, Owen Scrivens. In our conversation, we first explored different styles of storytelling. We did a particular deep dive on JJ Abrams, who I really love! (oh hey, watch out because there are How I Met Your Mother spoilers in the opening discussion). Joe told me how the Pokemon shows he watched as a kid inspired him to create his own storylines at home when playing with his toys. We talk about immersive games and “playing narratively not competitively.” Joe and I connected on so many levels; this was a great conversation about creating art in our current cultural landscape. A big topic that came up multiple times was how sometimes making money with your art can affect the art that you create. We discussed how to find your own voice as an artist. If you live close to Sheffield, you can support Joe Thompson by performing with or attending the shows of Spontaneity and Sheffield Steel (SASS Improv)! Connect with them on Facebook at facebook.com/sassimprov ! Yes But Why Podcast is a proud member of the HC Universal Network family of podcasts. Visit us at HCUniversalNetwork.com to join in on the fun. #YesButWhy #Podcast #HCUniversalNetwork This episode of Yes But Why podcast is sponsored by audible - get your FREE audiobook download and your 30 day free trial at http://www.audibletrial.com/YESBUTWHY. (production notes: recorded zoom meeting via Rodecaster on 9/22/2022; posted on 9/26/2022)

HC Universal Network
YBY ep 323: Joe Thompson on finding the tools to create your own worlds.

HC Universal Network

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 102:11


This week on Yes But Why, I chatted with Joe Thompson, an improv performer and teacher based out of Sheffield, UK. Joe Thompson started his improv career 9 years ago at the University of Sheffield, where he joined and later became Artistic Director of the university improv society ‘The Shrimps'. Since then, he has been featured in the Leicester Comedy Award nominated long form group ‘Scriptless in Seattle' and performed at the Y-Not Festival with Sturike Comedy. Joe's interest in improv is academic as well – he got his Masters in Arts and Cultural Management and his thesis examined hierarchies within improv communities! (I've got to read that paper!) These days, you can find Joe running monthly nights with his production company Little Chicago as well as teaching and performing at various venues throughout the UK. Joe Thompson currently co-runs and teaches improv with the Spontaneity and Sheffield Steel (SASS Improv) theater group alongside improv colleague, Owen Scrivens. In our conversation, we first explored different styles of storytelling. We did a particular deep dive on JJ Abrams, who I really love! (oh hey, watch out because there are How I Met Your Mother spoilers in the opening discussion). Joe told me how the Pokemon shows he watched as a kid inspired him to create his own storylines at home when playing with his toys. We talk about immersive games and “playing narratively not competitively.” Joe and I connected on so many levels; this was a great conversation about creating art in our current cultural landscape. A big topic that came up multiple times was how sometimes making money with your art can affect the art that you create. We discussed how to find your own voice as an artist. If you live close to Sheffield, you can support Joe Thompson by performing with or attending the shows of Spontaneity and Sheffield Steel (SASS Improv)! Connect with them on Facebook at facebook.com/sassimprov ! Yes But Why Podcast is a proud member of the HC Universal Network family of podcasts. Visit us at HCUniversalNetwork.com to join in on the fun. #YesButWhy #Podcast #HCUniversalNetwork This episode of Yes But Why podcast is sponsored by audible - get your FREE audiobook download and your 30 day free trial at http://www.audibletrial.com/YESBUTWHY. (production notes: recorded zoom meeting via Rodecaster on 9/22/2022; posted on 9/26/2022)

Yes But Why Podcast
YBY ep 323: Joe Thompson on finding the tools to create your own worlds.

Yes But Why Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 102:11


This week on Yes But Why, I chatted with Joe Thompson, an improv performer and teacher based out of Sheffield, UK. Joe Thompson started his improv career 9 years ago at the University of Sheffield, where he joined and later became Artistic Director of the university improv society ‘The Shrimps'. Since then, he has been featured in the Leicester Comedy Award nominated long form group ‘Scriptless in Seattle' and performed at the Y-Not Festival with Sturike Comedy. Joe's interest in improv is academic as well – he got his Masters in Arts and Cultural Management and his thesis examined hierarchies within improv communities! (I've got to read that paper!) These days, you can find Joe running monthly nights with his production company Little Chicago as well as teaching and performing at various venues throughout the UK. Joe Thompson currently co-runs and teaches improv with the Spontaneity and Sheffield Steel (SASS Improv) theater group alongside improv colleague, Owen Scrivens.In our conversation, we first explored different styles of storytelling. We did a particular deep dive on JJ Abrams, who I really love! (oh hey, watch out because there are How I Met Your Mother spoilers in the opening discussion). Joe told me how the Pokemon shows he watched as a kid inspired him to create his own storylines at home when playing with his toys. We talk about immersive games and “playing narratively not competitively.” Joe and I connected on so many levels; this was a great conversation about creating art in our current cultural landscape. A big topic that came up multiple times was how sometimes making money with your art can affect the art that you create. We discussed how to find your own voice as an artist. If you live close to Sheffield, you can support Joe Thompson by performing with or attending the shows of Spontaneity and Sheffield Steel (SASS Improv)! Connect with them on Facebook at facebook.com/sassimprov !Yes But Why Podcast is a proud member of the HC Universal Network family of podcasts. Visit us at HCUniversalNetwork.com to join in on the fun. #YesButWhy #Podcast #HCUniversalNetworkThis episode of Yes But Why podcast is sponsored by audible - get your FREE audiobook download and your 30 day free trial at http://www.audibletrial.com/YESBUTWHY. (production notes: recorded zoom meeting via Rodecaster on 9/22/2022; posted on 9/26/2022)

Android's Amazing Podcast
Issue #164: Harley Quinn Season 3 Spoilercast & Two Tangents About X-Men

Android's Amazing Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 108:47


This week James and Hunter talk about MCU Rumors for Daredevil, Ms. Marvel season 2, Radiant Pink, HBO Max cancelling JJ Abram's Constantine and Madam Xanadu projects, Keanu Reeves returning for Constantine 2 after almost 20 years, and in the middle of those they have 2 separate X-Men tangents, one about the MCU and the other about the current state of the comics, maybe they should do an X-Men podcast...! For their topic of the week James & Hunter talk about Harley Quinn Season 3, full spoilers! Book Round Up; 1. Crashing 2. Vanish 3. Stuff of Nightmares 4. Harley Quinn 30th Anniversary 5. And More...! Unknown Heroes: Support our Kickstarter by clicking the link https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1935627238/unknown-heroes-anthology Merch: Grab Some T-Shirts & More at www.teepublic.com/user/androidsamazingpodcast Social Media: Facebook: Android's Amazing Comics Twitter: @androidsamazing Instagram: @androids_comics & @androidsamazingpodcast Website: www.androidscomics.com Don't forget to RATE, REVIEW and SHARE with a friend!

The Mo'Kelly Show
Nerd News & Actor Russell Hornsby

The Mo'Kelly Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 34:00


ICYMI: The Mo'Kelly Show Presents – A look at the latest in ‘nerd news'…PLUS – Award-winning, Actor Russell Hornsby joins the program to discuss his co-starring role as Don King in the Hulu limited series “Mike” on KFI AM 640 – Live everywhere on the iHeartRadio app

The Collection with Brad Gilmore

Susie Abromeit is mostly known for her breakout role in the hit Netflix/Marvel show Jessica Jones starring alongside Carrie Anne Moss and Krysten Ritter. She was a world class athlete by the age of 16, when she became a top ranked tennis player (#6 in the US), receiving a full scholarship to Duke University. She helped her team earn a number one ranking and a NCAA title during her freshman year before setting her sights on acting, music, and modeling. After she transitioned from tennis, she went on to record a song with Fat Joe with Atlantic Records, and their song "Slow Your Roll," became a summer hit playing on various radio stations in Florida. A few of her other songs that were sang, written, and produced by her, became top requested songs on radio stations across Florida. From there, she went on to grace the pages of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition, while simultaneously making her film debut as the lead in the Lionsgate film, Know Thy Enemy, playing a female rapper. Soon after, she began to book roles in films, such as Sydney White, Sex Drive, I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell, Setup, alongside Bruce Willis, and the blockbuster hit Battle:Los Angeles. She has also recurred on Chicago Med, Devious Maids, One Tree Hill, as well as Tyler Perry's, The Haves and Have Nots. Her guest spots include, Legends of Tomorrow, Rake, Code Black, Supernatural, NCIS, among many others. She has received a Best Actress Award from the Beverly Hills Film festival for the indie drama, Diving Normal. She is also passionate about her work as serving on the creative council for the non-partisan organization Represent.us that is supported by Jennifer Lawrence, JJ Abrams, Sia, Amy Adams, and more. She is also an ambassador for Not For Sale, an organization that helps survivors of human trafficking.

Psychology In Seattle Podcast
The Beatles Family System

Psychology In Seattle Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 67:58


Dr Kirk and Humberto analyze the family system of The Beatles.00:00 The Beatles Family System00:20 Beatles Family System Analysis17:58 Beatles success and hubris 27:33 Beatles archetypes 29:05 OPP30:00 Humberto guesses celebrity's favorite Paul McCartney songs39:52 Top 10 McCartney songs46:08 Anonymous patron's list of sad songs48:15 Dr. Kirk's Talking Heads concert film experience54:54 Top Gun review59:48 JJ Abrams is a hack1:04:30 Do You Love Me by Nick Cave - Review1:06:14 L'Enfer by Stromae - ReviewFrom our sponsor, BetterHelp: Need a therapist? Try BetterHelp! https://www.betterhelp.com/kirkGet started today and enjoy 10% off your first month. Discount code “KIRK" will be automatically applied.Become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/PsychologyInSeattleEmail: https://www.psychologyinseattle.com/contactMerch: https://teespring.com/stores/psychology-in-seattleCameo: https://www.cameo.com/kirkhondaInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/psychologyinseattle/Facebook Official Page: https://www.facebook.com/PsychologyInSeattle/TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@kirk.hondaThe Psychology In Seattle Podcast ®Trigger Warning: This episode may include topics such as assault, trauma, and discrimination. If necessary, listeners are encouraged to refrain from listening and care for their safety and well-being.Disclaimer: The content provided is for educational, informational, and entertainment purposes only. Nothing here constitutes personal or professional consultation, therapy, diagnosis, or creates a counselor-client relationship. Topics discussed may generate differing points of view. If you participate (by being a guest, submitting a question, or commenting) you must do so with the knowledge that we cannot control reactions or responses from others, which may not agree with you or feel unfair. Your participation on this site is at your own risk, accepting full responsibility for any liability or harm that may result. Anything you write here may be used for discussion or endorsement of the podcast. Opinions and views expressed by the host and guest hosts are personal views. Although, we take precautions and fact check, they should not be considered facts and the opinions may change. Opinions posted by participants (such as comments) are not those of the hosts. Readers should not rely on any information found here and should perform due diligence before taking any action. For a more extensive description of factors for you to consider, please see www.psychologyinseattle.com

Force Geeks: A Star Wars Podcast
TFG 117: John Boyega Breaks Down the Creative Differences on Finn's Force Connection, Rian Johnson Reflects on The Last Jedi and the Future of His Original Trilogy, and New Info for The Acolyte and The Bad Batch

Force Geeks: A Star Wars Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2022 70:10


In episode 117 of The Force Geeks: A Star Wars Podcast, Nate, Jake, and DailySuperhero.com Founder & Editor-in-Chief Daniel Wolf break down new interviews with actor John Boyega and director Rian Johnson. We get the truth about the creative differences on what was supposed to play out with Boyega's character of Finn after JJ Abrams and Rian Johnson saw different ways for that story to play out in terms of the character's connection to the Force. Boyega also reveals why he can't bring himself to read Colin Trevorrow's Duel of the Fates script that's been circulating online. And Rian Johnson stands by The Last Jedi as taking a big swing at the story, and provides an update on his intent to move forward with his original trilogy of films.Plus, the Geeks delve into new information about the production of the upcoming The Acolyte series and when we can expect to see the second season of The Bad Batch. Check it all out in this episode of The Force Geeks podcast!***There are a few F-bombs dropped, so be warned.***

The McCaw Podcast Universe
The Rise of Skywalker

The McCaw Podcast Universe

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 87:47


Today we end the Disney reign of Star Wars with the lackluster ending of the saga. We talk about wasting Kylo Ren, the movie that could have been, John Williams cameo, and much more! Help us get to 50 Patrons by the end of the year so we can cover every Pixar movie! - Sign up for $3 Join our Facebook Group - Facebook

The Spy-Fi Guys
"Alias" guest starring Jay

The Spy-Fi Guys

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 91:27


Jennifer Garner's star making role of Sydney Bristow in JJ Abram's celebrated spy show "Alias" begins with the confusingly named pilot "Truth Be Told." Fiancees die, fatherly relations are restored, and secrets are revealed in this 2001 classic. Guest starring Jay from the Tuesday Night Gaming podcast. You can find the Spy-Fi Guys at the following social media links: https://www.facebook.com/thespyfiguys/ https://twitter.com/thespyfiguys https://www.instagram.com/thespyfiguys/

Too Busy to Flush
Designed for Relationships, Not Supercats

Too Busy to Flush

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 72:30


Are You a Giver or a Taker? Adam Grant (YouTube)Think Again: JJ Abrams Takes Adam's Job (Spotify podcast)Amber's Book Recommendations - Amber O'Neal Johnston (Heritage Mom Website)Scrolling Alone: How Instagram is Making a Generation of Girls Lonely, Anxious, and Sad (TGC Podcast)Balaji Srinivasan - Centralized China vs. Decentralized World, The DeFi Matrix, Ascending vs. Descening Trends, Bitcoin Mining as Energy Storage, Reputational Civil War, and Maximalism vs. Optimalism (#547) - Tim Ferris (Podcast (4.5 hours! and worth every minute))Chris Dixon and Naval Ravikant - The Wonders of Web3, How to Pick the Right Hill to Climb, Finding the Right Amount of Crypto Regulation, Friends with Benefits, and the Untapped Potential of NFTs (#542) - Tim Ferris (Podcast)The End of Craving: Recovering the Lost Wisdom of Eating Well, Mark Schatzker (Barnes and Noble)You're Only Human: How Your Limits Reflect God's Design and Why That's Good News - Kelly M. Kapic (B&N)The Supper of The Lamb: A Culinary Relfection, Robert Farrar Capon (Barnes and Noble)CanavoxToo Busy to Flush Telegram GroupGet $10 in Bitcoin! (Gemini App)Pique Tea - Referral Link (Website)

WTF Happened To....?!
STAR WARS EPISODE 9 (Colin Trevorrow) - WTF Happened to this (Unmade) Movie?!

WTF Happened To....?!

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 11:11


he Disney-produced Star Wars sequels had a great start with the smash box-office success of J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens in 2015, then the wildly divisive follow-up The Last Jedi - written and directed by Rian Johnson - a couple year later. However, it all crashed and burned with universally maligned The Rise of Skywalker in 2019, directed again by TFA's J.J. Abrams.But did it have to be that way? As many fans know, filmmaker Colin Trevorrow was hired to co-write and direct STAR WARS EPISODE 9 at the same time the Abrams and Johnson were hired to direct their respective films. However, obviously things didn't go to plan. So what did Trevorrow's Episode IX look like? Would it have been an improvement on Abrams' failure? Check out our latest episode of WTF Happened to this (Unmade) Movie to find out!

The Star Wars Underworld Podcast Network
The SWU Podcast LIVE | 19/08/22

The Star Wars Underworld Podcast Network

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 130:22 Very Popular


On this episode, Dominic, Hannah, and Chris are joined by Matthew and Joel of the Eye On Canon podcast for an in-depth discussion about Star Wars canon: what is it, how should it work, and how can it be improved? They discuss their feelings on the concept of canon (with lots of metaphors) and how Star Wars does things differently than other franchises. They also analyze ways that canon can be implemented to grow the franchise in interesting ways. Plus, another big announcement about the Star Wars Underworld network, we don't discuss any news on our news show, and JJ Abrams' legacy in both Trek and Wars.  All this and much more!   Support The SWU on PatreonBuy an SWU T-shirtWebsite: www.starwarsunderworld.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/swunderworld Twitter: @TheSWU Subscribe and Review on iTunesEmail: swunderworld@gmail.com Voicemail: 1-410-989-1138

Superheroes, Movies & Superhero Movies: A Cinema Heroes Podcast

In 2009, Paramount Pictures and J.J. Abrams brought Star Trek back to the big screen and attempted to bring in a new audience for the franchise. It made over $385 million (worldwide) at the box office so I'd say it was a success! The film tells the origin story of Kirk, Spock, Bones and crew, while at the same time, creating a new timeline for these characters to exist. Some long time Star Trek fans didn't like it but what do Justin and Stew think? Check it out and let us know what you think of Star Trek! John's Star Trek rating: 3.5 stars Watch this episode on YouTube! Cinema Heroes Instagram Twitter

The Star Wars Underworld Podcast
The SWU Podcast LIVE | 19/08/22

The Star Wars Underworld Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 130:22


On this episode, Dominic, Hannah, and Chris are joined by Matthew and Joel of the Eye On Canon podcast for an in-depth discussion about Star Wars canon: what is it, how should it work, and how can it be improved. They discuss their feelings on the concept of canon (with lots of metaphors) and how Star Wars does things differently than other franchises. They also analyze ways that canon can be implemented to grow the franchise in interesting ways. Plus, another big announcement about the Star Wars Underworld network, we don't discuss any news on our news show, and JJ Abrams' legacy in both Trek and Wars. All this and much more!

Cancelled Movie Report
J.J Abrams' SUPERMAN: FLYBY - PART 2

Cancelled Movie Report

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 63:27 Very Popular


PART 2 OF 2   Support the show on PATREON   This episode was voice by Altered   We are finish off talking about the much requested Superman: Flyby by J.J Abrams.    We also go through the film beat by beat to show you exactly what it would have been like!   00:00 - Intro/Recap   04:09 - The Film (Continued)   44:57 - What Happened?   1:01:05 - Outro   CONTACT US: Hit us up: cancelledmovies@gmail.com You can Suggest a Movie Cancelled Movie Report YouTube Channel Follow us on Instagram

River Cafe Table 4
River Cafe Table 4: Best of Part 2

River Cafe Table 4

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 30:57 Very Popular


Over the last year, I've had the great luck to sit with 46 fabulous guests on our podcast ‘River Café Table 4' - talking about food, family, and memories. Everyone has read a recipe from a River Cafe cook book and shared stories about cooking and eating in their favourite restaurants. In September we will be back for Season  2 - with a new name: ‘RUTHIE ROGERS TABLE 4'. Gwyneth Paltrow, Wolfgang Puck, Mel Brooks and many more will be with me. Join us then - your table will be ready and waiting.        For more than 30 years The River Cafe in London, has been the home-from-home of artists, architects, designers, actors, collectors, writers, activists, and politicians. Michael Caine, Glenn Close, JJ Abrams, Steve McQueen, Victoria and David Beckham, and Lily Allen, are just some of the people who love to call The River Cafe home. On River Cafe Table 4, Rogers sits down with her customers—who have become friends—to talk about food memories. Table 4 explores how food impacts every aspect of our lives. “Foods is politics, food is cultural, food is how you express love, food is about your heritage, it defines who you and who you want to be,” says Rogers. Each week, Rogers invites her guest to reminisce about family suppers and first dates, what they cook, how they eat when performing, the restaurants they choose, and what food they seek when they need comfort. And to punctuate each episode of Table 4, guests such as Ralph Fiennes, Emily Blunt and Alfonso Cuarón, read their favourite recipe from one of the best-selling River Cafe cookbooks.  Table 4 itself, is situated near The River Cafe's open kitchen, close to the bright pink wood-fired oven and next to the glossy yellow pass, where Ruthie oversees the restaurant. You are invited to take a seat at this intimate table and join the conversation. For more information, recipes, and ingredients, go to https://shoptherivercafe.co.uk/ Web: https://rivercafe.co.uk/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/therivercafelondon/ Facebook: https://en-gb.facebook.com/therivercafelondon/ For more podcasts from iHeartRadio, visit the iheartradio app, apple podcasts, or wherever you listen to your favourite shows.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Monkey Off My Backlog
Tessa Watches LOST - Episode 19

Monkey Off My Backlog

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 39:51


This week, we're talking about the finale of Season 4, "There's No Place Like Home, Parts 2 and 3."

A Star to Steer Her By
Episode 270: Just the Worst

A Star to Steer Her By

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 89:49


This franchise has given us so many examples of horrible, horrible societies over the years. And "Voyager" is giving us two this week! First up, negotiations with the wildly arrogant B'omar are thrown into disarray when Seven hears the call of the Borg in "The Raven". After that, the "Voyager" crew is being used by sadistic aliens who treat other lives as playthings for their experiments in "Scientific Method". Also this week: Riker-style cooking, debating worst people, and ship-talking JJ Abrams. [Timestamps: The Raven: 1:59; Scientific Method: 25:02; More Ships: 50:43] [the tumbl: https://sshbpodcast.tumblr.com/post/692216322804842496/getting-shipshape-with-starfleet-ship-shapes-part]

Cancelled Movie Report
J.J Abrams' SUPERMAN: FLYBY - PART 1

Cancelled Movie Report

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 56:22 Very Popular


PART 1 OF 2   Support the show on PATREON   This episode was voice with Altered   We are finish off Season 3 by talking about the much requested Superman: Flyby by then new comer J.J Abrams.  We also go through the film beat by beat to show you exactly what it would have been like!   00:00 - Intro   01:21 - What We Know   14:08 - The Film   54:11 - Outro   CONTACT US: Hit us up: cancelledmovies@gmail.com You can Suggest a Movie Cancelled Movie Report YouTube Channel Follow us on Instagram

River Cafe Table 4
River Cafe Table 4: Best of Part 1

River Cafe Table 4

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 34:05 Very Popular


Over the last year, I've had the great luck to sit with 46 fabulous guests on our podcast ‘River Café Table 4' - talking about food, family, and memories. Everyone has read a recipe from a River Cafe cook book and shared stories about cooking and eating in their favourite restaurants. In September we will be back for Season 2 - with a new name: ‘RUTHIE ROGERS TABLE 4'. Gwyneth Paltrow, Wolfgang Puck, Mel Brooks and many more will be with me. Join us then - your table will be ready and waiting.     For more than 30 years The River Cafe in London, has been the home-from-home of artists, architects, designers, actors, collectors, writers, activists, and politicians. Michael Caine, Glenn Close, JJ Abrams, Steve McQueen, Victoria and David Beckham, and Lily Allen, are just some of the people who love to call The River Cafe home. On River Cafe Table 4, Rogers sits down with her customers—who have become friends—to talk about food memories. Table 4 explores how food impacts every aspect of our lives. “Foods is politics, food is cultural, food is how you express love, food is about your heritage, it defines who you and who you want to be,” says Rogers. Each week, Rogers invites her guest to reminisce about family suppers and first dates, what they cook, how they eat when performing, the restaurants they choose, and what food they seek when they need comfort. And to punctuate each episode of Table 4, guests such as Ralph Fiennes, Emily Blunt and Alfonso Cuarón, read their favourite recipe from one of the best-selling River Cafe cookbooks.  Table 4 itself, is situated near The River Cafe's open kitchen, close to the bright pink wood-fired oven and next to the glossy yellow pass, where Ruthie oversees the restaurant. You are invited to take a seat at this intimate table and join the conversation.   For more information, recipes, and ingredients, go to https://shoptherivercafe.co.uk/   Web: https://rivercafe.co.uk/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/therivercafelondon/ Facebook: https://en-gb.facebook.com/therivercafelondon/   For more podcasts from iHeartRadio, visit the iheartradio app, apple podcasts, or wherever you listen to your favourite shows.    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

THE FILM JUNKEE
Warner Bros. Discovery Decisions - Film Junkee Live

THE FILM JUNKEE

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 84:21


Warner Bros. Discovery has made some crazy decisions and will have to make more decisions when it comes to J.J. Abrams and Bad Robot, Walter Hamada and DC Films, Ezra Miller, and Henry Cavill coming back as Superman. SHOW TIMELINE: 0:00 - Opening 4:17 - Intro 41:01 - Warner Bros. Discovery Decisions 56:55 - Henry Cavill Back? 1:04:14 - Ezra Miller Charged Again 1:13:11 - Release Batgirl Petition 1:18:21 - Twitter Questions

Reboot It
Reboot It: Star Trek Next Generation

Reboot It

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2022 128:16


We took on the Wars, now it's time to get our hands on the Trek! Star Trek: The Next Generation was a bold step forward for the Star Trek franchise in every sense of the word. From upgraded effects, sets, and (let's face it) acting ability, the Next Generation was indeed just that, creating a new generation of Star Trek fans. In 2009, JJ Abrams rebooted Star Trek for the big screen, bringing a modern sensibility to the cheesy 60's sci-fi classic. While we got three films in the "Kelvin Timeline" trilogy, the Next Generation version has yet to be realized on the big screen...until now! Can we bring the magic and excitement of the 2009 reboot to the Next Generation crew? Watch us boldly go where we have never gone (and maybe shouldn't go?) before!! BILLY BUSINESS: https://www.twitter.com/billyapatterson ED GREER: https://www.twitter.com/edgreerdestroys RON SWALLOW: https://www.twitter.com/dorkyswallow PRODUCER BILL: https://www.instagram.com/seebilldraw THE GREATEST POD PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/TheGreatestPod​​ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ron-swallow/support

Reboot It
Reboot It: Spawn for HBO Max and JJ Abrahams

Reboot It

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2022 98:48


*REBOOT IT MERCH IS AVAILABLE NOW, based on YOUR votes:* http://tee.pub/lic/L2Fboy63Wa4 The Reboot Crew is on a job-seeking tour of the only game left in Hollywood: Streaming services! Warner Bros.' golden child JJ Abrams just yanked us back from a parallel universe to tackle one of the longest-simmering, most-hyped superhero reboots in town: SPAWN! Spawn creator Todd McFarlane is second only to the great Stan Lee when it comes to comic book hucksterism. His indie superhero passion project made good on all the hype throughout the 90s, topping comic book sales charts with millions of copies, launching one of the world's most successful toy companies, wowing critics and audiences with a revolutionary HBO cartoon, and finally hitting the big-screen with a special effects spectacular in 1997. The movie was an unmitigated bomb. Book sales tanked in short order. But the Toddfather is nothing if not persistent. For close to a decade, he's been promising an all-new Spawn movie produced, written and directed by him. He's even attached bonafide mega-stars Jamie Foxx and Jeremy Renner. Spawn's back on the top of the comic book sales charts. And with Bad Robot and the Reboot Crew in the driver's seat...What could possibly go wrong with this reboot? Right? Guys...? BILLY BUSINESS: https://www.twitter.com/billyapatterson ED GREER: https://www.twitter.com/edgreerdestroys RON SWALLOW: https://www.twitter.com/dorkyswallow PRODUCER BILL: https://www.instagram.com/seebilldraw HOT TAKES W/ BILLY BIZ: https://billybusiness.podomatic.com​​ THE GREATEST POD: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-greatest-pod/id1567676356 THE GREATEST POD PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/TheGreatestPod​​ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ron-swallow/support

The McCaw Podcast Universe
The Force Awakens w/ Kutter Callaway

The McCaw Podcast Universe

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 125:06


Today we kick off the Disney side of the Star Wars Universe! We're joined by Kutter Callaway who provides some incredible insight into the story and music behind the movie. So hop in the cockpit and make the jump to lightspeed. Head over to Kutter's website to check out his books and podcasts: kuttercallaway.com Join Patreon and listen to our episode on The Protector

Monkey Off My Backlog
Tessa Watches LOST - Episode 18

Monkey Off My Backlog

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 39:48


This week, we're talking about "Cabin Fever" and "There's No Place Like Home, Part 1."

River Cafe Table 4
River Cafe Table 4: Matthew Barzun

River Cafe Table 4

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 26:20 Very Popular


As Barack Obama's chief fundraiser, Matthew Barzun was acclaimed for encouraging many small-scale donors to contribute in 2008 and again in 2012. As the United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Barzun, together with his wife Brooke, initiated town meetings in schools all over Britain, and opened up Winfield House, his official residence, to artists, musicians, writers, actors -hosting celebrations, concerts, political forums and the best parties ever. On episode 46 of The River Cafe Table 4, Matthew talks with Ruthie about his childhood, his recently published book, and why cooking for his family is so important to him.   For more than 30 years The River Cafe in London, has been the home-from-home of artists, architects, designers, actors, collectors, writers, activists, and politicians. Michael Caine, Glenn Close, JJ Abrams, Steve McQueen, Victoria and David Beckham, and Lily Allen, are just some of the people who love to call The River Cafe home. On River Cafe Table 4, Rogers sits down with her customers—who have become friends—to talk about food memories. Table 4 explores how food impacts every aspect of our lives. “Foods is politics, food is cultural, food is how you express love, food is about your heritage, it defines who you and who you want to be,” says Rogers. Each week, Rogers invites her guest to reminisce about family suppers and first dates, what they cook, how they eat when performing, the restaurants they choose, and what food they seek when they need comfort. And to punctuate each episode of Table 4, guests such as Ralph Fiennes, Emily Blunt and Alfonso Cuarón, read their favourite recipe from one of the best-selling River Cafe cookbooks.  Table 4 itself, is situated near The River Cafe's open kitchen, close to the bright pink wood-fired oven and next to the glossy yellow pass, where Ruthie oversees the restaurant. You are invited to take a seat at this intimate table and join the conversation. For more information, recipes, and ingredients, go to https://shoptherivercafe.co.uk/ Web: https://rivercafe.co.uk/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/therivercafelondon/ Facebook: https://en-gb.facebook.com/therivercafelondon/ For more podcasts from iHeartRadio, visit the iheartradio app, apple podcasts, or wherever you listen to your favourite shows.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Heavenly Mandates
Another J.J. Abrams Film - Cloverfield (2008)

The Heavenly Mandates

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2022 55:47


Harken! The mountain's four wise men and women left the summit to discuss Matt Reeves's (J.J. Abrams') _Cloverfield_! Released in 2008, the film stars Michael Stahl-David, Mike Vogel, Odette Yustman, Lizzy Caplan, Jessica Lucas, T.J. Miller, and many others. It was filmed in the United States and was distributed by Warner Bros.! Enjoy your bi-weekly trip to Shaolin.

Spoiler Wars
Spoiler Wars Presents: STAR WARS REBOOTED (PREVIEW #2)

Spoiler Wars

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 56:13


Welcome to the newest podcast from spoilerwars.com, where we pretend we have been hired to reboot the Star Wars Skywalker Saga into a streaming series.  We are not actually rebooting Star Wars. But we will be discussing all nine installments of the Skywalker Saga as if we were the ones responsible for breaking this story into tv seasons and episode arcs.  Its a fun and challenging way to deep dive into some of our favorite but admittedly flawed films.  And we would love your help with project! Engage with us @spoilerwarspod on social and help us rewrite the Skywalker Story.  The ideas and opinions expressed by the host and guests of this podcast are in no way affiliated or endorsed by Disney or Lucasfilm... but we are available!In this second preview episode, Mason, Mitch, and Alec discuss the problems with the sequel trilogy and take a stroll down memory lane trying to remember how they felt about the prequels when they first released.  

River Cafe Table 4
River Cafe Table 4: Danny Huston

River Cafe Table 4

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 22:17 Very Popular


In front of the camera and behind, Danny Huston has spent his life in movies. Danny, son of John Huston, grew up watching rushes, travelling to film locations, and meeting all the great actors. Later directing, producing and acting in films and television series: Mr North, Fade to Black, The Constant Gardener, Succession and much more. I knew Danny loves food, but nothing could have impressed me more than when, of all The River Café recipes, he chose, toast. Toast - or rather as the Italians call it bruschetta - was what made me want to cook Italian food when I first tasted it in Florence in 1971. Danny and I had much to discuss as we sat together in the River Cafe. On Episode x of River Café Table 4, Danny and I spoke about food, music, family, cooking, travelling – and more. For more than 30 years The River Cafe in London, has been the home-from-home of artists, architects, designers, actors, collectors, writers, activists, and politicians. Michael Caine, Glenn Close, JJ Abrams, Steve McQueen, Victoria and David Beckham, and Lily Allen, are just some of the people who love to call The River Cafe home. On River Cafe Table 4, Rogers sits down with her customers—who have become friends—to talk about food memories. Table 4 explores how food impacts every aspect of our lives. “Foods is politics, food is cultural, food is how you express love, food is about your heritage, it defines who you and who you want to be,” says Rogers. Each week, Rogers invites her guest to reminisce about family suppers and first dates, what they cook, how they eat when performing, the restaurants they choose, and what food they seek when they need comfort. And to punctuate each episode of Table 4, guests such as Ralph Fiennes, Emily Blunt and Alfonso Cuarón, read their favourite recipe from one of the best-selling River Cafe cookbooks.  Table 4 itself, is situated near The River Cafe's open kitchen, close to the bright pink wood-fired oven and next to the glossy yellow pass, where Ruthie oversees the restaurant. You are invited to take a seat at this intimate table and join the conversation. For more information, recipes, and ingredients, go to https://shoptherivercafe.co.uk/ Web: https://rivercafe.co.uk/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/therivercafelondon/ Facebook: https://en-gb.facebook.com/therivercafelondon/ For more podcasts from iHeartRadio, visit the iheartradio app, apple podcasts, or wherever you listen to your favourite shows. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Decision Reel
TDR - The Extra Reel - Super 8

The Decision Reel

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 110:19


With our first episode of the Extra Reel in what seems like forever, Sean from "Review it Yourself" comes on and picks this wonderfully forgettable movie, Super 8. Listen in as we attempt to break down the J J Abrams movie that no one remembers. You can check out Sean's Podcast Review it Yourself here: Twitter: https://twitter.com/YourselfReview https://anchor.fm/review-it-yourself Check us out on our website here at: www.thedecisionreel.com Our Socials: Facebook: www.facebook.com/thedecisionreel Instagram: www.instagram.com/thedecisionreel Twitter: www.twitter.com/thedecisionreel Check out our Merch here: https://the-decision-reel-merch-store.creator-spring.com

Christopher & Eric
Ep. 137 What’s Science? Vol. 5 “UFO: Episode 1”

Christopher & Eric

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2022 59:14


Are we alone in the universe? Did countless residents of Phoenix, Arizona all lose their minds on the same spring evening in 1997? Do the makers of the JJ Abrams produced Showtime documentary series "UFO" care about the answers to these questions as much as Christopher and Eric do? Listen to this out-there episode to find out. It's capped off by a frightening close encounter of the absurd kind with incompetent critic-at-large Jordan Ampersand whose views on outer space are limited by the great volume of space between his ears. Beam him up, Scottie. Please.