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Where the Long Tail Ends


Jun 1, 2016

Sooner than you think, it's June and Robert, Nat, and Cody have found time for a new podcast. This month we travel to 1968 for a tale of future shock, THE YEAR OF THE SEX OLYMPICS. It's not what you think, unless you think it's a Nigel Kneale written teleplay about a futuristic society where the elites use television as an opiate of the masses to keep the lower class complacent and apathetic.

 

Before we get there, we take a longer than usual detour as we discuss inappropriate movies Nat has shown his expectant wife (feel free to list some below or via email, we're compiling a list), Robert's shenanigans with MAMO's box office contest, and some of our thoughts and guesses for the upcoming Summer season. You may wish to skip the first half hour if that doesn't interest you.

 
After the prelude, it's on to THE YEAR OF THE SEX OLYMPICS which proves quite contentious. We all agree that the teleplay predicted reality television, but is being prescient enough? Does Nigel Kneale adequately dramatize his ideas? What do we make of a young Brian Cox? And, what's Nat's favorite futuristic game show?
 
Finally, we wrap things up with a discussion of CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR. We have some nice things to say about Marvel's latest offering. And, some harsh things too. It's no Civil War but clearly we have some internal divisions here.