Thursday, January 25, 2018

SMALL WONDER

We tried something new. This episode was recorded live and in person and we talked about a TV show instead of movie. Bizarro World, right?

Matt's joined by Joe and Jacob Balcom to discuss one of the oddest sitcoms of the 1980s: Small Wonder, the story of the Lawson family and their little girl robot Vicki, who must be kept secret from the rest of the world, despite talking like a Commodore 64.

We watched the pilot episode and one from season three (!) where Vicki's evil counterpart Vanessa is introduced. It's a wild ride.
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Monday, January 15, 2018

It's a Small Wonder...

This weekend, we're recording, in person, our ep covering the SMALL WONDER pilot.
I know what you're thinking, "How is this watching a psychotronic MOVIE online and getting together on SKYPE to break down the crazy?" Short answer: it's complicated.

Watch along so we can argue about New Coke, whether this Michael Jordan kid deserves to be the Rookie of the Year, & if Back to the Future is worth watching...

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Elves (w/ Kyle and Matt Mair Lowery)

We got you a little something. You should open it now. You're going to love it. Kyle returns to the show. Wait, there's more. Matt and Kyle are joined by Matt Mair Lowery to chat about his awesome new comic Lifeformed: Cleo Makes Contact. If you don't haven't yet, go get it. We'll wait...
Amazing, right?!? They make great stocking-stuffers.

We watched the 1989 Dan Haggerty movie ELVES, where old Grizzly Adams plays a chain-smoking, recovering alcoholic ex-cop/ex-store detective student-of-the-occult turned store Santa who gets mixed up in a Nazi plot to create a super race of rat, err, elf soldiers. It's weird. Get the episode from iTunes or HERE.

We at TCTT wish you all happy and safe holidays!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

PSYCHOTRONIC ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FILM & VIDEO

On the last episode, Matt discussed his much beloved and dog-eared Psychotronic encyclopedias.

(This post was sitting as a draft. I don't know when it was actually written. I've had the Film book for 20-odd years and the Video one almost as long. A decomposing jack-o'-lantern leaked its fluids and stained the video guide. -Matt)

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Blood Island (coda)

Matt bids a fond farewell to the Blood Island with this mini-episode that covers the Romero/Ashley films made *after* the Blood Island movies: The Beast of the Yellow Night and The Twilight People and shares his final thoughts on the series, as a whole. Goodbye, cow intestines for gore scenes! Goodbye, gratuitous nudity! Goodbye, papier-mâché and tempera-paint monsters!
Episode available from iTunes and here.






Sunday, November 19, 2017

Thanksgiving Episode

We here at TCTT hope that everyone has safe travels and a happy Thanksgiving this week. We've got a little something to pass the time during the journey or when Uncle Larry's ranting about millennials at the table. It's an all-new, all-awesome Thanksgiving special. Get it from iTunes (we're thankful for reviews) or HERE.
Matt is joined by Jay & Tim from The Broken Plane Podcast for this Thanksgiving spectacular. The guys watched and review 1981's "Home Sweet Home" a little-known slasher film set on the turkiest of holidays. The movie stars a young Jake "Bodies by Jake" Steinfeld as a PCP-fueled escaped mental patient who's headed for a group of folks who just want to enjoy the game and their bird. Havoc ensues. Oh, and, there's a mime. Directed by Nettie Peña.
"Mom and Dad though Metal Mime School was a waste of money. Joke's on them!"

In the early days, his program was called 'Dead Bodies by Jake.'


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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

HOUSEKEEPING

Hey, folks,

1. All the old links to the shows on this page (even back to Ep01 The Dragon Lives Again -- oof!) have been updated to point to their new home on Libsyn, so download away.

2. Also, if you haven't already, go to iTunes and subscribe to the show. The people at Libsyn told me the move over to their service would probably spontaneously drop all of our listeners.

3. Rifftrax has partly rebuilt their iRiffs catalog, so you can still get our Bloody Pit of Horror and Invasion of the Bee Girls videos. The Curse of the Swamp Thing got lost in the shuffle and they're *still* not accepting new riffs, so you have to message me to Wild Guitar.

4. We're finally having another Thanksgiving special episode! Our guests will be Tim & Jay from The Broken Plane Podcast. They'll be talking about a Turkey Day slasher called Home Sweet Home.