For episode 10, we're joined by very special guest Dr. David Baume to watch the greatest movie ever made. matters arising include;
The difference between movies and films The superb pacing of Robocop Stunned silence at Kenny’s execution OCP’s effective resource planning 3 stooges with shotguns The glory of the Robocop design That bloody sitcom That Robo silhouette Judge Dredd/Robocop confusion The Western connection Lets blow up a petrol station High density storytelling Th
Another bonus episode, this time covering 1983's superlative Superman III! Joined by 2 superb guests, Jack Graham and Daniel Harper, we talk about this sublime early 80's summer blockbuster superhero movie. Among cackling glee and unrestrained joy, listen out for: My fawning adulation for Christopher Reeve The nightmares! The nightmares! Helpless laughter The 4th Doctor connection (Daniel's excellent theory) How this movie fits with the Zack Snyder Superman films The brilliance of Ri
a short bonus episode in which I talk about Doctor Who episode The Lie Of The Land, and expand upon my previous attempts to make sense of this story.
The original podcast I did on this subject, with legendary Who blogger Phil Sandifer, can be found here:
Theme tune provided by The Disciples of Gonzo, from their track Superhero. Listen to more from them here:
If you enjoyed this podcast and would like to contribute financially to the monthly production costs, in e
James Murphy, guest from episode 1, returns to the show for our second episode, in which we pay tribute to the true king of rock n roll, the recently departed but ever-present Chuck Berry, via the medium of a podcast commentary track for 1987 documentary and concert movie Hail! Hail! Rock N Roll!
Two music geeks are in hog heaven on this one, so relax and enjoy an outpouring of love for a singular talent. in particular, look out for: Me rhapsodising about Chuck on vinyl Logo nosta
So 'a bad deal is worse than no deal' has gotten a lot of traction with people, who see it instinctively as both an obvious statement, and a good, strong opening negotiating stance. I totally understand why, too - it certainly feels logical, even obvious - kind of a 'duh' statement - and also, it lets our counterpoints in Europe know we've not going to sit still for a punishment beating, by golly - we're prepared to walk away from a bad deal.
We're coming down to it now, thankfully. Only one week of campaigning to go, then it's x in the box and retire for the exit poll and count. We are nearly there. Enjoy that moment, seriously. Savour the relief that is to come.
Done it? Good.
Now, dig in.
There's a bunch of polls out there, and at least one polling group is going to be looking very red faced come the day itself. No, I don't know which one, and I don't much care right now. Here are the only tw
We may just have passed a turning point, here. I mean, I still think the Tories are going to win, and increase their majority. But I think, after this weekend, the electoral oblivion that threatened Labour may just have receded. A bit.
It’s kind of hard to overstate just how awful this entire dementia tax debacle has been, and continues to be, for the Tories as a whole and May in particular. It’s a failure and error on just about every level. Let’s take it one strand at a time.It’s bad pol
So it seems like I dust this place off mainly when I have something political to talk about, these days. This is the first of a couple of posts I want to make talking about the UK 2017 general election. If that's not your bag, well, I saved you some time. Go check out my Patreon :)
Let's start with some context. Here's what I posted on Facebook, shortly after the snap election was called:
"Okay. So. I'm a member of the Labour party. I will be campaignin
Welcome to Episode 9! It's an episode of firsts - our first somewhat anonymous guest, our first episode since episode 8, and also our first live-and-in-person recording. And what fun we had! Listen out for:
Rich taking over a movie podcast to talk about football and give podcasting advice The brilliance of Jane Campbell (Episode 3 guest) Digressions about metrics The unreality of Trump Numerous Patreon plugs The popularity of the ‘crime is cancer’ theory ED209 and the AT-ST
Wrong With Authority Podcast: Episode Four: The Wolf of Wall Street & The Big Sh...: Wrong With Authority returns with the last episode in our first cycle, this time hosted by Kit. It's a two-part episode this time, beca...
For episode 8, I am delighted to be joined by long term friend and minister for board games Nate Brett. Nate saw Robocop under similar circumstances to me, but had not revisited the film since, for reasons passing understanding. So this is a fun filled journey through a cinematic classic! Listen out for:
The video van man The woeful UK tv edit Action narcolepsy and why car chases are dull Most hated guest ever? Did Robocop inspire the future? The problem with rich people Th
In episode 7 of Watching Robocop, I'm delighted to be joined by Lee Russell, of They Must Be Destroyed On Sight! podcasting fame (co-host Daniel Harper was our guest on Episode 2, and our first bonus episode on T2). Lee is a whip smart, fun, and engaged movie critic, and brings all that expertise to bare in a brilliant conversation. In particular, listen out for:
An exciting new theory about Boddiker’s gang The Clint Eastwood connection What ED-209 was modelled on Futuristi
For this episode of Watching Robocop with Kit Power, I’m delighted to be joined by Kayleigh Edwards, blogger, author, and playwright. Kayleigh is a brilliant writer of fiction and nonfiction, and an epic cultural critic. Enjoy a free flowing conversation that takes in:
Blatant Lost Boys baiting Being from the valleys “If in doubt, look for a feminist angle” Star Wars prequel digression and bad CGI The unfairness of King’s talent even off his tits Kay giving m
For this episode of Watching Robocop with Kit Power, I’m delighted to be joined by Chris Barnes of AudioRam productions. Chris Barnes is an audiobook narrator of considerable talent, with a well deserved reputation in the horror community for professionalism and skill. It’s an honour to have him sit and watch a movie with me.
Listen out for: Chris making a killer Eastenders reference that demolishes Kit Kit referring to his favourite movie as a ‘show’ (clearly starte
Welcome to the fourth episode of Watching Robocop with Kit Power! This month, I am delighted to be joined by Renee Pickup, a superb author, non-fiction writer, blogger and podcaster with strong opinions and excellent taste in movies. Join us, and discover:
Renee's 'not enough violence in movies' theory Kill Bill and why you never dis Con Air An exciting new fan theory about Clarence's nose
And SO much more. Enjoy! And as ever, thank you for your support.
Welcome to the first ever bonus episode of the podcast! Thanks to the amazing generosity of my Patreon backers, I am going to be releasing these bonus episodes on a bi-monthly basis, in which returning guests get to pick THEIR favourite movie to talk about.
In our first bonus 'cast, Daniel Harper returns to talk about his childhood love affair and obsession with Terminator 2: Judgement Day. Amongst many revelations, discover:
Welcome to episode 3 of Watching Robocop with Kit Power! This month I am delighted to be joined by Jane Campbell, a superb podcaster and blogger, whose work on Doctor Who, Lost, and Stephen Universe is so dazzlingly brilliant that she was always a must-have guest for this show, so I was incredibly flattered that she agreed to appear. To add to the fun, she'd never seen Robocop before the week of recording. And it's the first instance of watching the Directors Cut on the show! &n
Welcome to episode 2 of Watching Robocop with Kit Power! This time out, I am overjoyed to welcome Daniel Harper (Of Oi! Spaceman, They Must Be Destroyed On Sight! Podcasts AND Eruditorum Press fame) to the show. Enjoy us riffing on movie cops Vs. real cops, me on the myth of prevention, and Daniel on Black Lives Matters and what Robocop doesn’t have to say about real life police brutality. Oh, and two white male progressives talking about race, which, you know, doesn't get awkward at all. Enj
For the debut episode of my podcast, I'm delighted to welcome James Murphy of Pex Lives and City of the Dead fame! Be Amazed! as we talk about the sad demise of stop frame animation and superb foley work! Thrill! to the sound of opening beer cans and subsequent descent into giggling incoherence on the part of your host! Marvel! at James’ patience as I allow my enthusiasm for this movie to override his attempt to speak again and again!
Why Robocop is the greatest movie ever made
I wasn’t going to blog on this again so soon. Then again, I wasn’t going to blog on this in the first place. Yesterday’s post originated on Facebook. There have been some responses. One in particular, from a left wing pro-Brexiteer. It was in the form of two responses, which I have reproduced in full below. This was a public post; none the less, I have anonymised it on this blog, because the point is not the identity of the person concerned, but the content of their argument:
“I think that
I am having one of those 'too-much' days, news wise. Between the horrific massacre in Orlando and the slow motion car crash that is the EU In-Out campaign, I'm kind of genuinely despairing for humanity right now. Political rant follows.
A few random, possibly incoherent thoughts on both:
- If you STILL don't understand why homophobia and toxic masculinity and bigotry (justified by religion or not) is not just harmful but actively dangerous... well, I hope you do get it, that's all.
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