195 – Pete’s Dragons

When we were kids, we all wanted a pet dragon. If not a pet dragon, then some kind of magical friend that would stay by our side and keep us safe. Disney fulfilled that wish, with the original ‘Pete’s Dragon’. In 2016, they remade it, but for a more modern generation of kids.

On our newest episode, we’re going to hop on the back of the world’s most famous big, green dragon. We’re also going to learn about Robert Redford and his love of horses.

What more can you ask for?

184 – Beauty & The Beast – The Movies

No mysteries to solve. No NASCAR. Know what I’m talking about? It’s time to dance with ‘Beauty and the Beast’ again. This week, the films take center stage, as we discuss the original Disney ‘classic’ and the newly released, Disney ‘live action’ version!

How will two stories, that are basically the same, compare? You may have to warm up your vocal pipes, to find out.

“So, you should come sing along,
as we talk all night long.
and how fast will you learn,
No one can podcast like Gaston!
He’s especially good at…. pontificating!
Let’s talk about, Gaston!”

139 – Escapes From Witch Mountains

If your planet is dying, what is the best course of action to sustain life and bring your homeworld back? If you answered: build spaceships, then you need to listen to this episode right now!

This week it’s all about Witch Mountain. We’re not only going to ‘Escape To Witch Mountain’ but we’re going to ‘Race To Witch Mountain’ as well! We’ll dissect the original Disney classic, with all it’s 1975-ness as well as the updated version starring Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Jonson. Which includes 85% more action sequences, alien assassins and logical plot devices! Sadly, it has has 100% less harmonica.

Tune in your telekinesis, because we can already see you’re remembering something. Let’s get witchy, baby!

104 – TRON

Way back in 1982 we really knew nothing about computers, and that was extremely evident when the TRON was released. But the idea of there being living, active, human like programs living in there was something that we as kids loved. With Flynn and TRON fighting the MCP, the super cool lightcycles, and the use of actual computer generated effects it was hard not to duct tape your frisbee to your back and pretend your bike was leaving a wall of solid light behind it. Toss in the arcade game and you had an entire summer to simmer in TRONish goodness.

Come 2010, we know how computers work, digital effects are commonplace, and we don’t even know where our frisbees are. Then TRON: Legacy gets released, giving us another look into the Grid, and with it the obligatory video games and toys. Does the story hold? Do we still love the idea of programs existing as beings in our hard drives? Do we still have a data disk taped to our back?

Find out this week in the TRON show!