The Untenable Podcast, Episode 142: The Solo Rangers

 

The one with consenting sentient robotic life mates.

In this week’s episode, Mike and Jay return to ramble on about harrowing Star Wars real world incidents and their reactions to both Solo: A Star Wars Story and Deadpool 2.

 

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Untenable Podcast, Episode 140: The Drunkening

The one with unnecessary details.

In this week’s episode, Mike and Jay return, slightly tipsy and ready to talk about Mike’s gaming foray into the new God of War game, Nintendo’s Labo, his reaction to the sequel Supertroopers 2 and Netflix’s Lost in Space, while Jay rambles on endlessly about things tangentially tied to all subjects at hand.

Untenable Podcast, Episode 139: Don’t Call it a Comeback

The one where Jay is on the defensive, and Mike is on the regression.

After another unfortunate hiatus, Mike and Jay return to go political about ABC network’s revival of Roseanne and the associated political firestorm of problematic ideologies, as well as  that attached to the revival of another comedy NBC stalwart, Will and Grace. And of course, Mike catches us up on his gaming adventures.

The Untenable Podcast, Solo Cast: The Punished

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The one with all the guns.
In this week’s solo cast, Jay talks about his reactions to Netflix’s The Punisher, starring Jon Bernthal as tormented Marine Recon veteran, Frank Castle.

31 Days of Horror: Savageland

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Dir(s). Phil Guidry, Simon Herbert, and David Whelan

I cannot believe how well done this movie is. They used still photos as the found artifact to piece together what amounts to be a zombie attack on a border town. There was some video used for found footage, but it was used as a device that I don’t want to spoil because it was a great way to work into the trope. Not only does it have great narrative mechanics going for it, but it also has a social conscience, which is laid bare and is rare in horror. Horror and Sci Fi can be used to communicate subtleties of social ills, but this movie wore them on its sleeve and it was fantastic. I cannot believe how well executed this movie was and how truly unnerving it was.

One of the greatest assets this movie capitalizes upon is once again its believability. With the current state of political corruption, dehumanization of minorities, and the possibility of environmental issues culminating into a natural disaster this movie is at the nexus of great horror storytelling. Couple that with effective mockumentary formatting that uses not only found audio files, but also still camera frames. Those frames show just enough to give the impression of a nightmare unfolding on the fateful night in question. It would be unfair to say that Savageland is another zombie movie to throw on the pile. And that is because while it does dabble in the zombie tropes, it is far more than just a movie of the undead attacking a border community.

The Untenable Podcast, Episode 130: IT Becomes You

The one with the self-righteousness.

In this week’s episode, Mike and Jay talk about their fondness for Stephen King’s IT; Jay goes on a tirade about misplaced trust and standing with integrity. And of course, gaming, with Destiny 2, Metroid: Samus Returns, and Mario Plus Rabbid: Mushroom Kingdom Battle.

 

Intro song: “Hurt – Nine Inch Nails Cover (Run and Gun Style)”  Puddle’s Pity Party  

Outro song: “Six Different Ways” The Cure

The Untenable Podcast, A Very Special Episode 128: Fear and Loathing in the USA

The one with hypocrisy, false equivalencies, bad analogies, whataboutism, receipts

and party over country.

Finally, after the first 100 plus days of the new administration, a fracas in the USA took place, and Mike goads Jay off into a rant about manners and supremacists.

 

Intro song:  “Capital G” Nine Inch Nails (start at second verse, end after third verse)

Outro song: “Weak and Powerless” A Perfect Circle