Tue, 23 January 2018
Episode 45—The A2s Always Were a Bit Twitchy
Science fiction writer Scott Pearson and his daughter, Ella, dive into Aliens (1986) for part three of their epic review of the entire Alien movie series. Remember, always listen to Ripley!
First Reactions on Second Viewing :53
It’s a Long Movie/Director’s Cut 1:15
Alien vs. Aliens 2:40
Sci-Fi Soldiers 3:40
Opening Scenes 4:26
Blue-Collar Space Worker 6:17
We Have to Talk About Vasquez 6:45
Burke the Corporate Toady 10:50
Ripley and PTSD 12:21
The Quotable Aliens 13:33
Boardroom Recap 13:58
What the Audience Knows 14:47
There are Aliens in Aliens 15:20
“The A2s Always Were a Bit Twitchy” 16:25
Bishop’s Hair 17:28
“Somebody Wake Up Hicks” 18:09
James Horner/The Wrath of Khan 18:50
A Rare Sequel 21:19
Motion Trackers 22:05
Listen to Ripley! 22:35
Facehugger Scuttling 24:48
Ripley’s Deleted Daughter 25:50
Punching Company Guys 27:27
Hicks is Steve Trevor 27:50
Deleted Daughter and Newt 28:35
“It Won’t Make Any Difference” 30:33
“What the Hell Are We Supposed to Use, Harsh Language?” 31:17
Ripley Takes Charge 32:32
“Nuke the Entire Site from Orbit. It’s the Only Way to Be Sure” 33:55
“Game Over Man” 35:20
“They Mostly Come Out at Night. Mostly” 36:05
Newt’s Bedtime/“She’s Just a Piece of Plastic” 36:30
“It Was a Bad Call, Ripley” 36:48
Bishop in a Tube 37:30
Ripley and Hicks 39:25
Burke Releases the Facehuggers 40:27
Aliens in the Ceiling 42:26
“You Want Some of This” 43:31
Burke Gets His 43:50
The Redemption of Gorman 44:35
Newt Falls 45:18
Ripley Gears Up for Newt 46:15
Newt Screams 48:04
Queen’s Chamber 48:45
Threatening the Eggs 50:00
Queen on the Elevator 52:44
Where’s Bishop? 53:37
Queen Takes Bishop 54:25
Is Ripley an Ellen? 55:53
“Get Away From Her, You Bitch” 57:05
Bishop Saves Newt 58:13
Newt’s Bedtime/“Will I Dream?” 59:25
More Deleted Scenes 1:00:02
Final Thoughts 1:01:45
Sun, 21 January 2018
John flies solo on this episode offering reviews from Dan Persons of Hour of the Wolf (movies - Mary and the Witch's Flower), Keith R.A. DeCandido (TV - Major Crimes) and himself (podcasts - Flip Florey's Super Saturday Board Game Serial. Special thanks to Dan Persons and Mike Fichera for hanging online and throwing in comments along the way.
Bringing it to the Table
12:55 - Dan Persons reviews the anime film Mary and the Witch's Flower.
27:30 - Keith DeCandido reviews Major Crimes and his happy with the new series, Black Lightning.
Direct download: The_Chronic_Rift_003.mp3
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Fri, 19 January 2018
On this week's edition of The Weekly Podioplex, the jungle is still strong, defeating four effective new releases in its fourth week. Hitwomen, anthropomorphic bears, Liam Neeson... not even the Washington Post could stop Jumanji. This week sees another shot with 12 Strong soldiers in Afghanistan, a Den of Thieves facing off against the LAPD, and a country star coming home. Can anything stop the jungle?
Home entertainment brings replicants to battle in Blade Runner 2049, a slasher Groundhog Day in Happy Death Day, something disastrous in Geostorm, Better Call Saul, and a few retro classics to boot. Denise wraps it up with a short news cycle -- we blame January! -- covering Artemis Fowl, Snowpiercer, and Black Widow.
We also say goodbye to a good man and friend.
It's showtime on the Weekly Podioplex, brought to you on The Chronic Rift Network.
Thu, 18 January 2018
It's the 25th anniversary of the premiere of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Five years ago, we covered the anniversary with a two-part discussion of the series with author David Mack and actress Chase Masterson. In celebration, John brings author Julio Angel Ortiz on board to talk about the show, in particular how it stands out amongst the other Trek series and how the new Discovery is closest in tone to DS9.
13:10 - John and Julio talk Deep Space Nine.
Direct download: The_Chronic_Rift_002.mp3
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Sun, 14 January 2018
Happy New Year! On this week's edition of The Weekly Podioplex, we welcome 2018 with a new champion as the jungle overtook the Jedi. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle made big news for stars Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson, but it has hairy competition this week as Paddington returns to theaters alongside Liam Neeson on a train and Taraji P. Henson as a hitwoman.
Home entertainment rings in the new year with killer clowns, Supreme Court justices, and a Scooby Doo-Batman team-up for the ages. Denise joins the party with word of Netflix sequels, Captain Marvel casting, Fox's tone in a post-Disney world, and The Animaniacs! Hello Nurse... maybe? Reboots are just about as tricky as the nations song.
We also make a couple of changes to refresh the show as we arrive in 2018 and ready to rock. This is the Weekly Podioplex, brought to you on The Chronic Rift Network.
Sat, 13 January 2018
First up, on “Dragnet,” a movie set is the scene of a murder. Jack Webb’s Sergeant Friday hits the soundstage and talks with gaffers, best boys, and directors while investigating a murder that puts the tarnish on Tinseltown. Then on “You Bet Your Life,” Groucho interviews two doctors -- one for people and one for the birds. Later, there’s a woman who met her husband while selling underwear door-to-door and an engaged couple who work at the same department store.
November 2, 1952
“The Big Light”
You Bet Your Life
December 7, 1949
“The Secret Word is Dust”
Direct download: PTF_-_DRAGNET_and_YOU_BET_YOUR_LIFE.mp3
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Sun, 7 January 2018
The Chronic Rift makes a comeback in 2018! (Why not? Everything else is. If American Idol can do it, why can’t we? Don’t answer that!)
You can join in the fun by being a part of the chat and we may use your comments on air. Join us every Sunday, live on Facebook at 9AM EST for The Chronic Rift. The audio from the live cast will be available on the network feed.
Check out the front page of the homepage, our Facebook page, or Youtube in order to watch the video of the cast.John S. Drew is joined by author and podcaster Kevin Lauderdale (Presenting the Transcription Feature) in what is hopefully going to be the first of a weekly video podcast. In the first episode John and Kevin bring some things they are excited about to the table. And then, they talk about what they are looking forward to in pop culture for 2018.
1:10 - Here's the Thing - John explains why a video show on Facebook.
10:48 - John talks up his Home Game Show Version Podcast and his love of game shows which you can see or listen to on The Chronic Rift Network.
17:18 - What are we excited about in pop culture in 2018?
Direct download: The_Chronic_Rift_001.mp3
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Thu, 4 January 2018
The vid-cast is back and with a new twist for the new year. The show is being recorded live on Facebook via the Home Game Show Podcast page. If you're on Facebook, follow the page for when new episodes are going live.
In this episode, we're looking at Password. The game has run on and off television on all three networks since the early 1960's. And yet, it's got one of the most simple premises - guess the word via a series of one word clues. But the real secret to the success of Password is the celebrities who would come on to play.
John takes a brief look at the history of the series and shows off some of the home versions that are available, including Endless Games' Second Edition of the game that will be the focus of our gameplay next episode.
Direct download: 10000000_904519556390335_7536714014366105600_n.mp4
Category:Home Game Show Version Podcast -- posted at: 3:22pm EST