Remember When
The official Geek Out show from FilmTangent.com. Remember When is dedicated to all the TV shows, cartoons, and movies from years past that have made us the geeks we are.

18 movies.  Ten years.  

That's how long this has been building up. 

It would have been easy to chalk up the buzz behind Infinity War as marketing hype, rabid fanboy passion, or something else.  And honestly, before the movie came out, no one would have blamed you.

And then the credits rolled on Infinity War.  And it turns out... no... it was all true.  All of it.  In some weird way, the movie manages to exceed the insane amounts of hype that led into it.

And if you're like us, when those credits finished rolling... you walked out of the theater with your jaw hanging open, and some emotional scars.  

So let's heal together! 

After multiple viewings, Parris and Jay sit down to talk about the fallout from Infinity War... both in terms of the events of the movie, and how the movie has impacted us.  

We're going to go into detail on all the events of Infinity War, beginning to end.  We talk about the things that were under-served, the characters we didn't deserve, and the path that's been laid out over the past 18 movies.  

We also have ideas on where the story will go next.  The ending leaves one of the largest cliffhangers in cinematic history, but if you look at Infinity War, there are clues about the road ahead.

This entire episode is dedicated to Avengers: Infinity War, and because there are SO MANY SPOILERS, we've elected to postpone our conversation around Fletch until Episode 74.  And if you're one of the people that hasn't seen Infinity War yet, we strongly urge you to wait to listen to this episode until you've had a chance to watch the movie.  Trust us, there's magic in not knowing.

Our show continues to grow because of YOU, our listeners! We appreciate all the feedback we've had over the past two episodes.  We hope that after you've had a chance to listen to this, you'll drop us a line and tell us you enjoyed it. We're on Twitter via @rwpodcast, on Facebook at @rwpodcast, and you can email us at rw -at- filmtangent.com

Direct download: RW-Ep73_Death_of_Optimus.mp3
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We thought we were prepared.

After that hype-generating trailer back in November, we thought we were ready for what Infinity War had to offer.  And then that second trailer hit last week...

We're starting the show with BOTH of us needing an adult, and recap'ing the second trailer.  Parris and Jay have theories.. who lives, who dies, and just who the heck Peter Dinklage is playing.  (We're guessing it's not Thor)

And on the flip side of the Marvel coin, there's the second season of Jessica Jones.  Is it as bad as Iron Fist?  No. But the show really does have some problems, and we've got to talk about that Villain problem that Marvel's running up against.  

Then it's trailer talk, and some TV catch-up! This Is Us and The Good Place are two fantastic shows you need to be watching if you aren't already.

Lastly, we jump into Doctor Who, some listener Q&A... and Jay's got a question.  And a confession.  But we'll get to that.

Thank you, as always to our listeners.  We had some amazing feedback on the last show, and we hope you'll keep it coming.  The positive words, the encouragement, and your support are the reasons we do this show

Find us on Twitter and Facebook: @rwpodcast
Email us:  rw@filmtangent.com

TIME STAMPS:  

0:00 to 24:28 - The Infinity War trailer
24:28 - 28:47 - Spider-man: Into the Spidey-verse and the Venom trailer
28:47 - 42:32 - Jessica Jones S2 and the Marvel Netflix verse
42:32 - 54:00 - TV shows (This is Us, The Good Place, Doctor Who, Westworld)
54:00 - 58:57 - Audience questions from our live stream
58:57 to end - Jay's confession, and a question

Direct download: RW-Ep72-Infinity_Stone.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:00pm PDT

After a lengthy slumber that feels like something the Winter Soldier would have experienced, Remember When is back on the air.  Grab a drink and get comfortable, because we have a LOT of ground to cover.

To start our show, there's the Star Wars conversation.  We're covering The Last Jedi with a ton of spoilers, and talking about the transitional elements of this movie, how the future of the Skywalker franchise looks, and what we think about this whole "Anthology" set of prequels.  If Solo's teasers are any indication, the future isn't so bright for them.

Then we jump into the latter half of Netflix's lineup of Marvel shows in 2017.  After knockout hits in Luke Cage and Daredevil, we're faced with the Sophomore Slump of Iron Fist and the mediocre Defenders.  We've got lots to say.

And what about Spider-Man Homecoming? Is it one of the best things to come out of the Sony email hack, or is Michael Keaton still just Birdman? Do we finally have a definitive web slinger, and is Tom Holland the right guy? 

After that, we're hitting Thor Ragnarok and Guardians of the Galaxy 2.  A quick taste change in Marvel movies following last year's Civil War

But then we get to the juicy bits... Black Panther. This utterly stellar Marvel movie isn't just great superhero cinema... it's just a perfect movie on its own.  We talk about its impact on the MCU, how it affects Parris, and what this movie means in our current social and political structures.  Serious talk?  You bet.  But it's beautiful, just like the movie that inspires it.

.... oh crap, DC did a bunch of stuff too.  We should talk about that just for the sake of posterity, so join us near the end as we cover Justice League.  Believe it or not, Jay liked it!

The road ahead looks good too.  Infinity War is just around the corner, Deadpool 2 is mere weeks afterwards.... the future is bright indeed.

And speaking of the road ahead, be sure and join us for the final minutes of the podcast.  We're talking about what's next for Remember When, and you might be surprised at some of the cool stuff we have in store for you. 

It's been a while.  Life happened while we were gone. But we're back, and we're happy to be here.  Thanks for having us on your podcast playlist.

For feedback, visit us on Facebook or Twitter (@rwpodcast) or email us at rw@filmtangent.com

TIME STAMPS (spoilers for all)

0:00 to 39:15 - Star Wars (Last Jedi spoilers, Solo teasers, and Rogue One)

39:16 to 45:15 - Marvel Netflix (Iron Fist, The Defenders, brief mentions of The Punisher)

45:16 to 50:55 - Spider-man Homecoming

50:56 to 55:30 - Thor Ragnarok and Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 2

55:31 to 1:15:47 - Black Panther

1:15:48 to 1:22:01 - Justice League and a bit of BvsS

1:22:02 to 1:33:58 - Avengers: Infinity War and Deadpool 2 (no spoilers, just gushing praise)

1:33:59 to end - The road ahead for RW

Direct download: rw-ep71-last_wakanda.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:18pm PDT

OK you guys, listen.

We normally start the show and tell you how and where to find us. Email addresses, phone numbers, Facebook pages, and so on.

NONE OF THAT MATTERS. We're skipping the usual introductions and jumping right in this time, because holy cow... a lot has happened in the last few months!

We start out talking about Rogue One.  The latest in the Star Wars rebirth movies had some shaky production stories behind it.  One of us hated it, and the other one loved it.  Flawed? Yes.  But we've got both sides of the Force with us here. And the high ground!

After that, it's time to talk Justice League, Marvel, and what the rest of 2017 looks like.

While we're on the subject of Marvel, we should probably mention that Jay has watched the entirety of Luke Cage! It's time for us to talk about the Marvel universe in Netflix.  Thankfully, Parris has also watched Iron Fist and is happy to give us important words of caution.   Words like "boring" and "yawn". 

Oh, and speaking of Netflix?  Stranger Things.  It happens here.

And we even cover Three Amigos. 

It's like we have many pinatas. A PLETHORA of pinatas.

We have a lot of ground to catch up on. Come join us for the ride.  It's our first show of 2017. And on the plus side, at least our podcasts are more frequent than Sherlock seasons (and more enjoyable, based on the most recent season!)

Direct download: rw-ep70-rogue_league_one.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:19pm PDT

Hello again! You've probably been wondering about us, and where we've been. It's a long story that involved job changes, geographical moves, and general life circumstances. But let's skip the details and get right into the goodness. Remember When is back on the air!

We should warn you though... this may be the most Superhero-y episode we've ever done!  The last few months seem like they've been filled with nothing but comic book movies and trailers.

Our starting topic is Batman vs. Superman vs. Your Better Judgment. This trainwreck of DC's has a lot to be ashamed about and boy, do we talk about that shame. We also cover the follow-up, Suicide Squad, which.... well, we don't want to spoil EVERYTHING in the write-up.

Then we jump into the Marvel Cinematic Universe and look back at Civil War. It's the Avengers 2 you deserved.

And while we're on the topic of superheroes, Jay mentions that he's all caught up on the Marvel Netflix shows. And boy, does he have some words!

In the middle of all this, we've got talk about the Rogue One trailers, the worries over Guardians 2 and Dr. Strange, the hope for DC's salvation, and what's coming up in the weeks ahead.

That's right. Weeks. Not years. ;)

Our show continues to exist because of your support. We say that every time, but it's true. In fact, it was feedback from fans that helped make this episode happen. So please, SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS! They really do mean the world to us :) You can you can find us on Facebook and Twitter at @rwpodcast, or email us at rw@filmtangent.com

Direct download: rw-ep69-batman_choc_factory.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:24pm PDT

The wait is over, and it has finally arrived. Episode VII is now in theaters, and we're dusting off the microphones to give you an early Christmas present!

Our entire episode show is nearly 90 minutes long, and it focuses exclusively on Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Be warned: This show is one of the most spoiler-filled romps you've ever experienced.

 

With two separate screenings under each of our respective belts, we've each walked away with different perspectives. This show is a deep dive into EVERYTHING related to The Force Awakens... the strengths and weaknesses of the new characters, the problems inherent with bringing back an old cast, where the new movie falls flat, and what it gets right.

It's a passionate discussion. The two of us end up on opposite sides of the Like/Dislike scale in quite a few areas, even in a few spots you might not expect.

Get ready. Get comfortable. We're about to tell you everything we think and feel about the "revival" of the Star Wars franchise. And it's gonna be amazing.

As always, we're grateful to our fans for your support and patience. We do this because of you! If you'd like to connect with us between shows, you can find us on Facebook and Twitter at @rwpodcast, or email us at rw@filmtangent.com

Direct download: rw-ep68-podcast_awakens.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:11pm PDT

"Chewie... we're home"

And since we know your RSS feed has been feeling a little dusty, we don't waste a lot of time with the formalities in our latest episode of Remember When. We've barely said our hello's when we jump into the show content.

Because BOY OH BOY, we have a lot of ground to cover!

Age of Ultron is our first target. It's been hyped, marketed, teased, and long-sought-after. But after the extensive wait, this movie just can't meet expectations. We're prepared to tear it a new one. We spoil the heck out of this movie.

Then there's the new season of Game of Snore... er, Game of Thrones. Jay came close to tapping out near the end, and Parris has some pointed thoughts on why this season feels so "off". And yeah, we tell you all the big story moments here, too.

The fun isn't limited to those two items, either. At the end of the show, we're mixing in talk of the new Episode VII teaser, our Ant-Man anticipation (or rather, extreme lack thereof), Netflix's Daredevil show, the third season of Orange is the New Black, the final season of Mad Men, the premiere season of Better Call Saul...

It's a show filled with five months of conversation, all wrapped up in an hour. And we jump around a lot with tons of spoilers, but rest assured, we cover a lot of ground. 

Fans of our original podcast, UncleGamer Radio....  you might want to pay close attention to those final few minutes of this episode.

We love our fans. We appreciate you tremendously, even when you're sending us hundreds of email messages asking when the next episode is coming. We do this show because your passion matches ours. Please keep that feedback coming! You can talk to us between shows by emailing us at rw@filmtangent.com or on our Facebook page at facebook.com/rwpodcast

Direct download: rw-ep67-Age_of_Thrones.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:24pm PDT

Remember When has always been about the odd tangents, so for our first episode of 2015, we're taking on a new piece of media.

Podcasts have been in a renewed spotlight over the past four months as a result of the success of Serial, a new show from the team behind This American Life.  Serial is the documented review of the murder trial against Adnan Syed, accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend in 1999.  This investigation is filled with drama, corruption, lies, suspicion, and so many incredible stories that it's hard to believe it's all true.  

But this 15 year old murder is not only a true story, but is reported on so fascinatingly and in such minute detail that we've been captivated by Sarah Koenig and the stories she has to share.

Parris and Jay recap their learnings from the Serial podcast, who they think committed the murder, and talk about their stance on Adnan's claimed innocence.  We're pretty sure the Mail Kimp girl did it.

Not a fan of Serial?  Don't worry, we're not going to leave out without a movie discussion.  November and December had some HUGE trailer releases, and we're going to talk about them. We also give you some initial details on our FIRST REMEMBER WHEN MEETUP!  Coming to Seattle in December 2015.  Know any good movies coming out then?

Remember When is a product of love, and we offer it as a free download to our listeners.  Your enthusiasm and your feedback is one of the most important pieces of our show.  If you haven't already, please like us on Facebook at facebook.com/rwpodcast or follow us on Twitter @rwpodcast.  Or you can email us at rw@filmtangent.com!

Time stamps:

0:00 to 1:01:48 - Serial discussion (spoiling every episode)

1:01:48 to end - Trailer discussion (we spoil the trailers for Terminator Genisys, Jurassic World, Episode VII, Avengers 2, and Ant-Man)

Direct download: rw-ep66-serial_discussion.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:10pm PDT

Good podcasters always pay their debts.   For Remember When, that means we're finally giving you what you've all been waiting for! 

We're heading to Westeros and taking a deep dive into Game of Thrones.  

After several years of Parris' urging to get on the bandwagon, Jay has finally (FINALLY) caught up on the show.  He's so eager to talk about it that we barely have time to do a show intro!  We just jump right in.

We won't lie:  It's an intense talk.

It took Jay a few attempts to get into the show, and you probably won't be able to guess why.  We rave about some of the best performances in the show, and it's not just dominated by Peter Dinklage.  And we talk about THAT MOMENT in Season 3, when the wedding gets a little red.

We don't just cover individual episodes either.  We talk about our crazy theories on how the show will end, and what's in store for some of our favorite characters.  

And the epic conversations don't just stop at Dem Thrones!  These past few weeks have given us a bevy of news from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  We've seen some of the first meaty scenes from Age of Ultron, we've seen the full roster of movies that's coming for Phase 3.... and boy, are we giddy.

Cap 3.  Civil War.  The Infinity War.  It's just.... so beautiful.  And we talk about them all, and how this giant story is about to get woven together.  

There's a lot of goodness in the show, if we say so ourselves!

If you're enjoying our podcast, please send us a note and say Hi!  We do this show out of passion for you, our listeners.   You can email us at rw@filmtangent.com or you can keep in touch with us between shows at http://facebook.com/rwpodcast or on Twitter @rwpodcast.

 

Time Stamps:

0:00 to 38:48 - Game of Thrones, all four seasons spoiled

38:48 to end - Marvel Cinematic Universe, Phase 3, the Age of Ultron trailer, why DC must be crying in a corner, and the Great Geek Cinema Year That Will Be 2015.

Direct download: rw-ep65-game_of_strings.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:38pm PDT

Oh hai!  We're back, and we have so much good stuff for you.  Episode 64 starts off with a trip down memory lane as we journey through another Great Movie Jay Has Never Seen.   Planes, Trains, and Automobiles may not be the hallmark moment in the careers of John Candy and Steve Martin, but it's certainly one of the movies that leaves a lasting impression!

With fresh eyes, Jay talks about his journey through this unique road trip flick and how it gave him a new appreciation for some of the comedic elements of these two actors. 

After the appetizer, we deliver the main course of this episode... Guardians of the Galaxy!  And almost a year after we started to see the first bits of this movie, we're happy to report that Guardians has (mostly) exceeded our expectations.  We're giving you a lengthy look at Marvel's latest piece in Phase 2.  It feels like Firefly!   GROOT!  Chris Pratt is unstoppable, and holy cow, that voice acting from Bradley Cooper.  Also, GROOT!  But it's not without its flaws, and we're happy to talk about those at length too.  Jay talks about the biggest hiccup for him, and Parris forecasts the next 10 years of Marvel movies.  

But it doesn't end there!  Now that Marvel is doing SO well, it brings a Stark light (see what we did there?) onto the DC Universe.  With such a rich set of characters and fun stuff, how can they be failing so hard?  We give some honest feedback on their underperformance at this year's Comic-Con and why DC needs to step up their game.  

And as our show ends, Jay delivers a proposition that leaves Parris stunned.  It's the great Hulking of 2014.  You won't want to miss this, because it's about to get ... chilly...  

Our show exists because of YOU, our listeners!  Your positive comments, encouraging feedback, and multiple email messages asking if we're dead are what help keep the show going.  If you like Remember When, PLEASE let us know by joining our Facebook page at http://facebook.com/rwpodcast, or follow us on Twitter at @rwpodcast! 

Time Stamps:

0:00 to 19:28 - Starting up, and this week's Great Movie Jay Has Never Seen

19:28 to 29:23 - Our farewell to Robin Williams

29:23 to 1:11:43 - Guardians of the Galaxy (spoilers on this, other recent Marvel movies, and mentions of DC Universe.  Also, I am Groot).  Various bits of minutia about TV shows, too!  

 

1:11:43 to end - The Great Hulking of 2014 (super mild spoilers, but they're from a few years ago)

Direct download: rw-ep64-planes-thrones-groot.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:26pm PDT