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The Massive Attack Podcast
20 minutes | Jul 24, 2022
Massive Attack Presents Epsiode 1 - He-Man and Friends
Massive attack is back! Well, sort of. Mitch is back and he's flying solo and by the seats of his pants. the first episode back is a short one. It's all about He-Man and a couple of other cartoons that may sound a little familiar. thanks for sticking by and checking it out and welcome to any new listeners. Hope you like it. Please send any feedback to the Facebook page or to firstname.lastname@example.org and don't forget to review and rate us wherever you can.
75 minutes | Jan 22, 2022
Episode 137 - Y is for Year in Review! (Part 1)
As we kick off 2022 we look back to the dumpster fire of a year that was 2021. There were some shining lights though, so in this first part of our double header we look at our favourite gaming and television moments. Be warned, as there may be a couple of spoilers in there as we discuss Tiger King 2, Clickbait, Squid Game and Ted Lasso. Plus Mitch tackles the plethora of Marvel related shows on Disney+.
22 minutes | Dec 24, 2021
Day 12 - The Real Ghostbusters (1986)
We'd like to think we've saved the best for last with this offering for Day 12 from the cartoon series "The Real Ghostbusters" from 1986. What happens with a team famous for catching ghosts meet up with Jacob Marley and his spirit friends? Christmas chaos obviously.
15 minutes | Dec 23, 2021
Day 11 - The Christmas Carol (1949)
In one of the very first syndicated television specials, Vincent Price narrates today's version of the classic tale, dubbed "The Christmas Carol" from way back in1949.
26 minutes | Dec 22, 2021
Day 10 - A Christmas Carol (2000)
Just to be confusing we have another movie just titled "A Christmas Carol" again today, however unlike the traditional style we saw yesterday, this is anything but. Starring UK soap star Ross Kemp as Eddie Scrooge, an unscrupulous loan shark, who meets three ghosts who show him the meaning of Christmas in this contemporary telling of the classic tale.
25 minutes | Dec 21, 2021
Day 9 - A Christmas Carol (1982)
We've seen cartoon mice and excessive backstory, super heroes and tenuous links and super quick silent versions, but for toady for Day 9 we find a very traditional telling of the Christmas Carol story. Made by an Australian production company back in 1982, there's not much we could find wrong with this one featuring the voice talents of Rod Haddrick in the Scrooge role.
21 minutes | Dec 20, 2021
Day 8 - Blackadder‘s Christmas Carol (1988)
A Christmas Carol is usually a story of a not-so-nice man's redemption. In our episode today, "Blackadder's Christmas Carol" from 1988, we turn that on it's head in a way only Rowan Atkinson can.
22 minutes | Dec 18, 2021
Day 7 - Family Ties (1983)
We continue with our 80s bracket today as we take a look back at one of the most popular sitcoms of that decade, "Family Ties" where they do their take on A Christmas Carol in this episode from December 1983. Everyone's favourite yuppie republican, Alex P. Keaton, played by Michael J. Fox learns the meaning of Christmas thanks to some ghostly persuasion and early 80s special effects.
19 minutes | Dec 18, 2021
Day6 - Bravestarr (1987)
80's cartoon/toy tie-ins are probably our favourite genre after Christmas Carol variations, so when Mitch found this episode from 1987 of "Bravestarr" that puts a Filmation spin on the Dickens classic, it got added to our short list very quickly. Was it worth it, or did it disappoint?
20 minutes | Dec 17, 2021
Day 5 - Quantum Leap (1990)
Quantum Leap was one of those shows where, in concept, sounded like something we both would have been into back when it originally aired, yet for some reason neither of us really watched. Today for Day 5 we rectify that with this episode, "A Little Miracle" from 1990.
24 minutes | Dec 16, 2021
Day 4 - A Christmas Carol - The Movie (2001)
Today we go a little more recent and lot more traditional than yesterday with this animated version of A Christmas Carol from 2001. Having Nicholas Cage as Marley seemed like a good choice, but is that overshadowed by too much backstory and the addition of cartoon mice?
13 minutes | Dec 15, 2021
Day 3 - Ebenezer Piper (1985)
On paper, the idea of wrestling legend "Rowdy" Roddy Piper taking on the role of Scrooge in a WWF produced version of "A Christmas Carol" sounds great. Unfortunately this segment from the short lived wrestling talk show "Tuesday Night Titans" from December 1985 really didn't deliver.
12 minutes | Dec 14, 2021
Day 2 - Ultimate Spider-Man (2014)
We jump forward just over 100 years from yesterday to bring you Day 2, and this time we look an an episode of Ultimate Spider-Man from 2014 called "Nightmare on Christmas" that took inspiration from A Christmas Carol, rather than being a direct re-telling.
18 minutes | Dec 13, 2021
Day 1 - A Christmas Carol (1911)
It's December 13th, so that can only mean one thing... it's time to start dropping our 12 Days of Christmas mini episodes. This year we go back to that old (roasting) Chestnut that is the Charles Dickens classic tale, A Christmas Carol. Why not, it's been 5 years since we last did it, so for the next week and half each day we'll give you a different take on the story. Today we start off old school, with the 1911 silent film version, aptly titled "A Christmas Carol".
43 minutes | Nov 18, 2021
Episode 136 - W is for The Wall!
As we get closer and closer to the end of our second round of A to Z's, this episode we look at another music related movies, the 1982 film "The Wall" based on Pink Floyd's iconic 1979 album of the same name. We dive into our histories listening to the band, and first seeing this film, as well as the production behind it, and our feelings nearly 40 years after it's first release. We even lament the passing of the whole concept album idea too.
51 minutes | Nov 4, 2021
Episode 135 - V is for Jean-Claude Van Damme!
Back in the late 80s and early 90s he was one of the action/martial arts genre's biggest names, so for our V episode we couldn't go passed the Muscles from Brussels himself, Jean-Claude Van Damme! We go over some of his more memorable roles, some run-ins he had with other celebrities, and Mitch goes on a tangent about how he hates Steven Seagal.
46 minutes | Oct 21, 2021
Episode 134 - U is for Universal Monsters!
Back in the 1930's Universal Studios pioneered the idea of a shared cinematic universe after creating a series on now iconic horror films including Dracula, Frankenstein, The Wolf-Man and The Mummy. These became known as the Universal Monsters, and over the years ended up being some of the most well-known depictions of the characters that are still recognized today. So, seeing as it's October and almost Halloween, this episode we delve into the Universal Monster world, looking at some of the more popular films, the remakes and copy-cats they have spawned, and even the failed attempts to re-boot the franchise.
26 minutes | Oct 7, 2021
Episode 133 - T is for Thundarr the Barbarian!
Back in the early 80's, just a few years before He-Man hit our TV screens, there was another blonde muscleman with a sword gracing our Saturday mornings. That man was "Thundarr the Barbarian", and is the topic of our T episode of the A to Z. We discuss our memories of the show, discuss the plot and characters, as well as a bit of history of the creators and the Ruby-Spears Productions story.
51 minutes | Sep 23, 2021
Episode 132 - S is for Ska!
Ska is one of those musical genres that you either love or hate, and thankfully both Mitch and Joe love it! This episode we go on a deep dive and trace the roots of ska through it's three waves - the origins in Jamaica in the 60's, the 2-Tone era of England in the 80's, and third wave of ska punk from the US in the 90's - including some clips of Joe's favourites, as well as a few of our usual tangents too. Joe has even put together a companion playlist on Spotify of a lot of the songs we discuss too if you want to check it out here - https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4QniLlNzMXva58Ouenk5YA?si=3459caf018d94718
49 minutes | Sep 16, 2021
Episode 131 - R is for”Rowdy” Roddy Piper!
He was a massive star in the world of wrestling in the 80's, who also went on to star in a number of cult movie classics, so we bend the A to Z rules a little this episode to talk about the "Hot Rod" himself, "Rowdy" Roddy Piper. From his incredible Wrestlemania moments, to his long list of B-Movie credits, he truly was an icon, and a huge reason Mitch and Joe became wrestling fans as kids.
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