Come with Me if You Want to Live: The 35 Year Legacy of The Terminator

It’s not very often that a film comes along that will launch the career of one of the most financially successful directors of the modern age of cinema. It’s even rarer that it will also make the star of the film a household name, especially with a name that was so difficult to pronounce, he had been told that he would never be a star because of it. But that is exactly what The Terminator did to James Cameron and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The original idea came from a fever dream James Cameron had in March 1982. Cameron had collapsed onto his bed with a temperature of 102 degrees, and in his sleep he conjured up an image of a chrome skeleton emerging from fire, torn in half and dragging itself across the floor with a kitchen knife. Cameron sketched the image down and one of the first things he thought was how he hadn’t seen anything like that in a movie before. That image then inspired him to start writing a treatment, which was initially just called Terminator. Cameron wanted to appeal to the kids who go to the cinema to see a cool action film, but also the older academics who would think there was some sort of socio-political significance hidden behind all the action: An intelligent Sci-Fi Action film with a stylish slasher-movie edge to it.

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Episode #277 – Aquaman

This week on the podcast we take a deep dive into the ridiculous….ly awesome AQUAMAN, directed by James Wan and starring Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, and Willem Dafoe. Brace yourselves because you’re about to experience amazing fight choreography, stellar special effects, and wicked cinematography, all wrapped up nice and cozy in a script that is having the time of its life. Permission to come aboard?

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Chapter 7 – Winter’s Maw

After a night of rest and recovery, the party gets their bearings and formulates a plan to head up to Trost to turn in the bounties on some of the criminals they defeated. They enjoy a nice breakfast and the doting care of Tilde before heading out into the harsh snow. Little do they realize the danger that awaits.

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Episode 31 – Back from There Again

Sam talks about her own struggles with feeling lonely in the Shire, and she helps someone else who feels like they’re traversing Mordor. And a writer learns to accept the love of their cat.
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4.13: Bright Lights, Dean City

This week on the podcast Bryan Dressel, Nick “Superman” Friedemann, and Matt “Manchester Black” Dykes talk “Bright Lights, Dean City” the brother episode to last week’s episode. Short review: Bryan is not a huge fan of it. He just “likes it” like Nick “liked” last week’s episode. At least there are some great recurring gags to make things better.

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Episode #276 – Shin Godzilla

We’re back from hiatus and boy have we got the movie to kick off our return. Given that there’s a new godzilla movie on the horizon we thought it would be great to talk about the 2016 Shin Godzilla produced by Toho and Cine Bazar. And what a treat it is. Special thanks to Johnny Recher for joining us to talk about the super fun kaiju flick!

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Chapter 6 – Rest and Recovery

With the combat resolved, our heroes take a moment to gather their thoughts and heal up before exploring the rest of the Haberdashery and figuring out who this Tilde actually is and if she still lives. Along the way they discover more about their forgotten past and find themselves with even more questions.

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4.12: Everybody Comes To Hank’s

This week on the show Bryan Dressel, Nick “Starman” Friedemann, and Matt “Constantine” Dykes talk one of Graham’s favorite episodes, which is unfortunate timing as Graham couldn’t make it. Darn those jobs! Anyway, this is probably one of the best episodes of the season, or at least a decent episode if you’re Nick. Darn that hat!

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RERUN – Ep #202 – Why Don’t You Play In Hell

Howdy folks, Jonathan here with a little update. To give Bryan and Chewie a little more time off I extended the hiatus by a week and went into our back catalog to share one of my favorite episodes of the podcast: Why Don’t You Play In Hell by Japanese filmmaker Sion Sono. On recommendation by Bryan and Chewie and for the podcast I gave this film a shot and it won me over completely with it’s black comedy and excessive violence. I hope you check it out!

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Chapter 5 – Haberdashery Tango

The battle for the Haberdashery begins! Our heroes face off against the meanest sons of bitches this side of the continent and get a little more than they bargained for.

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