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About Bond: Episode 6 – James Bond & Star Wars

Star Wars and James Bond are two of the most famous and long-lived franchises in film history. Hollywood, or Pinewood Studios for that matter, is a small place… so where have the two franchises crossed paths through the years?

About Bond: Episode 5 – About Q

Q – MI6’s Quartermaster – knows just what Bond needs for every mission. He equips 007 with gadgets, weapons, and vehicles for his missions. Through all the Bond films, there have only been four actors to play the role of Q, and Tim tell you all about them.

About Bond: Episode 4 – Who is Your Favorite Bond?

Tim talks about each of the six actors that have portrayed James Bond. Who is your favorite?

The Art of Harley Quinn, by Andrew Farago

Psychiatrist and psychotic.  Brooklyn girl and Gotham Siren.  Smart as a whip and blunt as her oversized mallet. Fractured, but never broken.  From the Joker's witty sidekick to super smart super villain/anti-hero, in her own right. Harleen Quinzel has been many...

Anno Dracula 1899: One Thousand Monsters, by Kim Newman

"Approaching a personage like Yuki-Onna - Dracula comes inevitably to mind, and very few others - is like walking into a maelstrom or an inferno.  Or the heart of a star.  They shine such eternal light or exert such gravitational pull that everything else is dull,...

About Bond: Episode 3 – Not Your Ordinary Bond Girl

There is one woman who has appeared in nearly every James Bond film… Miss Moneypenny. Moneypenny, who in most Bond films served as M’s confidential secretary, always maintained a professional, albeit flirtatious, relationship with 007. Typically, when Bond would...

About Bond: Episode 2 – What Makes a Bond Film?

In the first episode of About Bond, I outlined the themes the defined the eras of Bond films.  That’s very big-picture, though.  In this episode, let’s look at little closer at the key elements of a Bond film. First, and absolutely foremost, is Bond himself.  Bond is...

About Bond: Episode 1

About Bond Episode 1: The Eras of James Bond Listeners of the Random Chatter show over the past few months know that I’m a big fan of James Bond films.  There are so many facets to Bond and it’s the most prolific film series ever created.  As rumors are spinning up...

An Honest View of Star Wars: Forces of Destiny

An RCN listener sent us a review of Star Wars: Forces of Destiny!

Spider-Man: Homecoming & War for Planet of the Apes

Derek gives you his quick-take on the new Spider-Man flick as well as the third Apes film.

About Bond: Episode 6 – James Bond & Star Wars

Star Wars and James Bond are two of the most famous and long-lived franchises in film history. Hollywood, or Pinewood Studios for that matter, is a small place… so where have the two franchises crossed paths through the years?

About Bond: Episode 5 – About Q

Q – MI6’s Quartermaster – knows just what Bond needs for every mission. He equips 007 with gadgets, weapons, and vehicles for his missions. Through all the Bond films, there have only been four actors to play the role of Q, and Tim tell you all about them.

The Art of Harley Quinn, by Andrew Farago

Psychiatrist and psychotic.  Brooklyn girl and Gotham Siren.  Smart as a whip and blunt as her oversized mallet. Fractured, but never broken.  From the Joker's witty sidekick to super smart super villain/anti-hero, in her own right. Harleen Quinzel has been many...

About Bond: Episode 3 – Not Your Ordinary Bond Girl

There is one woman who has appeared in nearly every James Bond film… Miss Moneypenny. Moneypenny, who in most Bond films served as M’s confidential secretary, always maintained a professional, albeit flirtatious, relationship with 007. Typically, when Bond would...

About Bond: Episode 2 – What Makes a Bond Film?

In the first episode of About Bond, I outlined the themes the defined the eras of Bond films.  That’s very big-picture, though.  In this episode, let’s look at little closer at the key elements of a Bond film. First, and absolutely foremost, is Bond himself.  Bond is...

About Bond: Episode 1

About Bond Episode 1: The Eras of James Bond Listeners of the Random Chatter show over the past few months know that I’m a big fan of James Bond films.  There are so many facets to Bond and it’s the most prolific film series ever created.  As rumors are spinning up...

Baby Driver, Despicable Me 3, and Cars 3

BABY DRIVER I am a massive Edgar Wright fan.  His previous movies, Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Scott Pilgrim, and World's End (and the television series Spaced) are all instant classics.  I love all five of them to varying degrees.  He displays such an incredible...

The Star Wars Viewing Order Debate: An Essay

The following article was written by Patreon donor, Mike Clark, in response to episode #98 of Echo Base about the proper viewing order of the Star Wars films for first-time viewers. It was published with his permission and remains as-is with minor edits and...

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