Episode 55: POWER RANGERS (2017)

It all leads up to this. We’ve done Power Rangers episodes…. we’ve done episodes about movies… but until now, with one possible exception, there was not a Power Rangers movie. AND NOW, though some may accuse it of being a Breakfast Club reboot in disguise, and it does not feature Finster OR Scorpina OR the Rad Bug… this Power Rangers movie is pretty good. Rita Repulsa kills more people than the Joker! Rita Repulsa eats a donut! Rita Repulsa is one of the many corpses fished up daily by Jason’s dad’s boat! Kimberly goes to detention for revenge porn and cyberbullying! Zordon and Alpha 5 are cranky all the time!

Finally — this is an extra long episode because we’re putting the podcast on hiatus. Hopefully temporary! Stick around for the last 20 minutes where we talk about what a great experience it’s been. Thanks for all the feedback and suggestions – we wouldn’t have watched modern classics like The Pit, The Unholy, and Get Crazy if not for you. Whereas it was our own brilliant ideas that led us to atrocities like Bullseye! and The Curse of Inferno. Keep it real, yo. Stay subscribed to the feed… just in case.

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Episode 54: The Brain (1988)

This week MikeD selected another classic of Canadian terror, filmed in a Mississauga office park. Who can brainwash better than a brain? Nobody. But so many other questions are raised. What is the brain’s goal? How can it float around on a spinal column? What is the professor’s goal? Will he be decapitated like he was in Re-Animator? Who, if anyone, is an alien? Were the filmmakers paid off by the sodium industry? How does everyone know to meet in the boiler room and be chased? At what point does a young man go from Dennis the Menace to Dennis the Active Threat?

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Mighty Morphin Forgotten Failures 26: Sloppy Joe Pizza

It’s all about brains over brawn in this episode. Apparently the Power Rangers represent “brains” and Bulk and the Putties are “brawn”. Meanwhile Jason takes his nephew to the beach, introduces him to “the famous bully, Bulk” and they accidentally defeat Scorpina with a mirror. And Tommy isn’t in this one for some reason. And The Rockstar (seen below) is not introduced, he just shows up. It’s all a big mess.

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Episode 53: The Dynamite Brothers (1974)

Lindsay found another gem for MikeR and Darrill’s enjoyment. After 1 minute of the trailer we could tell it has the best dubbing since Catman In Boxer’s Blow, and the best kung fu action filmed in Watts in 1974. Guess what, folks. We’re hooked on the Brothers.

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Mighty Morphin Forgotten Failures 25: Kimberly’s Grandmother’s Antique Spinning Wheel

When you defund schools, you end up with the Angel Grove high school play, featuring the school’s largest student as Rumpelstiltskin, and students forced to bring in their grandmothers’ antique spinning wheels as props. Kimberly’s grandmother’s antique spinning wheel gets destroyed, and then Kimberly’s grandmother’s antique spinning wheel disappeared, and nobody seems to understand why she’s upset. Meanwhile the Zords are only getting bigger as the Ultrazord, Titanus and the Hooptiezord all get involved in the battle against a certain wheel (not Kimberly’s grandmother’s antique spinning wheel, another one).

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Episode 52: Nothing But Trouble (1991)

The reviews are in!

“I mean, I can understand why people, you know, don’t like it at all” – Darrill

“So simultaneously we have Digital Underground being really funny, and we have Chevy Chase fighting an old man with a bedpan on his foot, and we’re like, let’s just watch Digital Underground for the rest of the movie! Forget about all this other stuff! It’s disgusting” – Mike D

“Probably some of the people who hate on this movie hate on Pauly Shore movies” – Mike R

“Monumentally amazing … I love me some Dan Aykroyd” – Lindsay

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Mighty Morphin Forgotten Failures 24: Gung Ho!

Jason. Tommy. If you want to win the inane spectacle of confusion that is the Team Ninja Finals, you’re going to need some Gung Ho. You’re going to need to learn how to Gung Ho. Rita and Finster and the Putties have mastered Gung Ho and thus created Super Putties! They are putties, but with bigger hands. When Zack hacks their limbs off with an axe, they form back together! Now that’s Gung Ho.

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