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.
I ain't got time to bleed! As the turkey brings your body to a sleepy conclusion on Thanksgiving, why not relax and unwind with the latest episode of Remember When? 

Our Arnold Schwarzenegger series continues in Episode 26, as we sit down and reminisce about The Running Man.  The Governator goes head to head against the ultimate pimp of game shows, giving us one of the cheesiest pieces of 80's film you could ever imagine. 

Next, Jay takes a look at Predator, another fine piece of cinema he's never been exposed to before.  Two governors go head to head against an extraterrestrial poacher that leaves a stream of bodies in its wake.  A veritable cult classic, Jay looks on with fresh eyes at one of the more notable Arnie movies. Will he enjoy it in the spirit it's offered, or declare that its expiration date has long past?

Then we tangent off as Parris takes a look back on a recent movie, giving it a renewed opinion now that he's taken away a home viewing.  The resulting conversation nearly has Jay falling over in shock. 

You might hear us referencing a piece of reading material.  You can find out all about it at this link:  http://trekweb.com/stbbs/showThread.php?bid=FldwoPP0qETo2&tid=4b0864bb15219&cid=4b0864bb159ec&viewby=&sort=&order=#4b0864bb159ec

And speaking of tangents, we end the show with yet another "brief" spoiler-rich discussion of the fall TV season, talking about Parris' new favorite comedy, Jay's critical disappointments, and counting down to the return of an old favorite.

As always, Remember When continues to grow and thrive thanks to the joy, love, appreciation, and comments we get from our fans.  If you enjoy our show, please leave us positive feedback on iTunes.  We really appreciate it, plus it helps us reach people that have never heard of us!  And if you'd like to share your thoughts with us, you can send us an email at feedback@talkingaboutgames.com or leave us a voicemail at 206-495-1732.  Please note, long distance charges may apply.
Direct download: rw-ep26-if_it_bleeds.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:05pm PST

See ya at the party, Richter! - Part 1 IT'S NOT A TUMAH!  And no, this isn't some sort of alternate reality crafted from your deepest desires.  A new episode of Remember When is actually queued up and ready for you to download.  Do it!  Do it now!

Episode 25 brings you the first half of our Arnold Schwarzenegger bonanza.  We take a look back on the Governator's film history, reminisce fondly about some of his greatest film moments, and laugh hysterically at some of his less than stellar moments. 

It all starts with Conan The Barbarian, one of Arnold's early performances. It's the latest in the line of Great Movies Jay Has Never Seen, but as the film creeps up on its 30 year anniversary, will it stand the test of time?  Will the 80's cheese fest and excessive use of loin cloths make Jay turn up his nose in disgust, or will Parris see another victory over one of his beloved pieces of film history?  Find out in this week's show.

We also look back at one of the truly quintessential pieces of Arnold movies, as well as one of the best sci-fi movies of all time.  Total Recall gets torn apart, rebuilt, and then torn apart again.  Once it's said and done, we wipe its memory and throw it into a Johnny Cab. 

And with the launch of "V" on ABC, we take a few minutes to talk about the newly re-imagined series.  Can 25 years and a multi-million dollar budget per episode make up for Marc Singer's absence?  Does Elizabeth Mitchell have what it takes to play a lead in a series?  And most importantly, will the show's production hiatus play in its favor?  Listen in and find out.

As always, Remember When continues to grow and thrive thanks to the joy, love, appreciation, and comments we get from our fans. If you enjoy our show, please leave us positive feedback on iTunes. We really appreciate it, plus it helps us reach people that have never heard of us! And if you'd like to share your thoughts with us, you can send us an email at feedback@talkingaboutgames.com or leave us a voicemail at 206-495-1732. Please note, long distance charges may apply.
Direct download: rw-ep25-hey_see_party.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:53pm PST

Utah, get me an FBI agent After a brief and unintentional break in our regularly scheduled program, Remember When is back in style!

We kick off the show by commemorating the passing of one of the more notable actors from the 80's, Patrick Swayze.  Sure, he's not a "classical" actor, but he was certainly a fixture in movies during the decade of punk rock and Members Only jackets.   We start by talking about one of his campier and more memorable films, Red Dawn, and then move into Point Break, the latest entry in Great Movies Jay Has Never Seen.

Quentin Tarantino's latest cinema opus, Inglorious Basterds, serves as Act Two.  Parris and Jay have both seen it, but is it any good? And will Jay be able to appreciate a Tarantino film for once?  Listen in and find out.

Finally, we cap off the show with a look at what we're watching in the Fall TV season (and what you should be watching, too).  A long-awaited wedding left us impressed, a troupe of kids in high school singing about their woes held surprises for us, and a mockumentary focusing on three different families reminds us that sitcoms aren't dead. 

Spoiler alert: We both agree that The Cleveland Show is a tragedy.

If you enjoy our show, please leave us feedback on iTunes.  It doesn't just help us reach new listeners, it also gives us new opportunities (listen in for details).  And if you'd like to share your thoughts with us, you can send us an email feedback@talkingaboutgames.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or leave us a voicemail at 206-495-1732. Please note, long distance charges may apply.
Direct download: rw-ep24-utah_basterds.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:24pm PST

The Post Game Report Episode 70 Please join the Talking About Games staff for a very special episode of The Post Game Report. Remember When Episode 24 will return next week.
Direct download: PGR70_6-Sep-2009_mp3.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:22pm PST

An American Nerd in London After a long delay, we are back with episode 23 of Remember When!

Join Parris and Jay as we discuss the two latest movies Jay hasn't seen to finish up our John Landis discussion: Animal House and An American Werewolf in London.

Also this week we discuss District 9, the Avatar trailer and what went wrong with the summer movies of 2009?

And finally Jay hits Parris with news so big that it will change the face of Remember When forever!

If you enjoy our show, please leave us feedback on iTunes.  It doesn't just help us reach new listeners, it also gives us new opportunities (listen in for details).  And if you'd like to share your thoughts with us, you can send us an email feedback@talkingaboutgames.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or leave us a voicemail at 206-495-1732. Please note, long distance charges may apply.
Direct download: rw-ep23-nerd_london.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:30pm PST

Let It Shine Through If you're tired of the summer blues, Remember When has the cure for what ails you.  We are proud to present Episode 22, where we give you the first part of our John Landis experience.

We kick off the show with the latest of Great Movies Jay Has Never Seen.  Our selection this week is Trading Places, a perennial favorite from the 80's starring Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy.  Does this comedy still stand up over two decades later?  And even more important, is Jay going to be able to appreciate it after all this time?  Listen in and find out.

The discussion shifts over into Coming To America during the last half of the show.  In the same universe as Trading Places, we talk about why this Eddie Murphy film is not only one of the best comedies to come out of the 1980's, but why it's quite possibly his best work ever in live action film.

All this, and tangents galore, are waiting for you in our newest episode.

Be sure and check out our brand new Twitter feed!  We're located at http://twitter.com/RWPodcast

If you enjoy our show, please leave us feedback on iTunes.  It doesn't just help us reach new listeners, it also gives us new opportunities (listen in for details).  And if you'd like to give us your thoughts on the show, email us at feedback@talkingaboutgames.com and let us know where you stand.  Or if you're more of a phone person, call our voicemail line at 206-495-1732.  Please remember that all long distance charges apply.
Direct download: rw-ep22-let_it_shine.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:05pm PST

Revenge of the Spicoli Remember When is back, and this week's episode is more than meets the eye. 

Our twenty first episode focuses on the recent Transformers movies from Michael Bay.  A childhood staple for both of us, we take a look at the movies which tread upon the hallowed memories of our youth, a cherished era when two children would stare wide eyed at one of the most brilliant marketing efforts ever.  We have a lot to talk about here, with both live action movies coming under intense scrutiny.

We also talk about Fast Times at Ridgemont High, the latest in the list of Great Movies Jay Has Never Seen.  Will this quintessential high school film of the 80's stand the test of time, or will the passage of time treat it poorly?  Listen in and find out.

As always, Remember When continues to grow and thrive thanks to the joy, love, appreciation, and comments we get from our fans. If you enjoy our show, please leave us positive feedback on iTunes. We really appreciate it, plus it helps us reach people that have never heard of us! And if you'd like to share your thoughts with us, you can send us an email at feedback@talkingaboutgames.com or leave us a voicemail at 206-495-1732. Please note, long distance charges may apply.
Direct download: rw-ep21-revenge_of_the_spicoli.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:53pm PST

You give me Neo, right here, right now And so we come to the final stop in our Matrix saga.  After weeks of waiting in limbo, due to our hectic scheduling issues, we sit down and rip apart The Matrix Revolutions, a movie that's certainly ripe for the picking.  We're focusing the entire episode on the final film in the Wachowski Brothers series... and boy, do we give it a tongue lashing. 

We talk about the many missed opportunities in the script, the inconsistencies within the story, the plot holes big enough to drive the Nebercanezer through, and the terrible, terrible, terrible dialog.  And that's just what happens in the first 10 minute of the podcast.  For a movie like Revolutions, we offer no quarter, even if we do have a few guilty pleasures moments.

Fans of the show, you'll be pleased to hear some of our announcements at the end of this episode.  We cover the topics for our next episode (including the return of Great Movies Jay Has Never Seen) and a surprise related to our new release schedule for the show.

As always, Remember When continues to grow and thrive thanks to the joy, love, appreciation, and comments we get from our fans.  If you enjoy our show, please leave us positive feedback on iTunes.  We really appreciate it, plus it helps us reach people that have never heard of us!  And if you'd like to share your thoughts with us, you can send us an email at feedback@talkingaboutgames.com or leave us a voicemail at 206-495-1732.  Please note, long distance charges may apply.
Direct download: rw-ep20-u_give_me_neo.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:52pm PST

Come with me if you want to get Lost There is no fate but what we make for ourselves.  And with that in mind, we bring you Episode 19 of Remember When, which focuses on the Terminator franchise.

Jay and Parris both had a chance to see Terminator: Salvation during its opening weekend, and had a lot to say about this new take on the popular sci-fi franchise.  What's the verdict on Christian Bale, or the sudden jump to the future?  Does the movie hold up? Grab the show and give it a listen if you want to find out.

We also talk briefly about the original Terminator, the reasons why Terminator 2 is nearly untouchable, and the questionable-yet-unappreciated factors of Terminator 3.  Jay takes a minute to blast Fox over their decision to cancel Sarah Connor Chronicles, too.

For the many listeners of Remember When that enjoy Lost, we talk about the Season 5 finale and what our thoughts were on the Big Reveals, as well as some of the storyline twists. 

Wondering what happened to our Matrix discussions?  Don't worry, we're just tangent'ing right now.  We've decided to do something extra special with the Matrix Revolutions episode by recording it next week, while we're in the same room together, so we can do a full and proper job and tearing down the horror that is Revolutions.   Of course, that means you'll have back-to-back episodes of Remember When in just a week's time, as well.

We'd like to thank everyone once again for their continued support of Remember When.  It's through your help, your love, and your appreciation that we managed to be featured on the TV & Film page of iTunes this week.  Please keep up the support by leaving us feedback, rating us highly on iTunes, and telling your friends about us.  If you'd like to drop us a line, please send us email at feedback@talkingaboutgames.com or call our voicemail line at 206-495-1732.  Note:  long distance charges apply
Direct download: rw-ep19-come_with_me.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:31am PST

The needs of the few, or the one We interrupt your regularly scheduled Matrix rundown to bring you an impromptu episode of Remember When. 

Parris and Jay just got done watching the latest Star Trek movie, helmed by J.J. Abrams, and this episode was recorded on a spur of the moment lark, before either of us had a chance to discuss our thoughts.  What results is the freshest voicing of opinions, before we've had a chance to prepare ourselves. 

Part new territory, part reboot, and part time travel, the latest film in this beloved franchise has a lot riding on it.  But is this the true Phoenix risen from the ashes, or does it fall flat on its face?  We've got differences of opinion across the board here, with the two of us on opposite ends of the spectrum on quite a few points.

This episode is filled with spoilers from the new Star Trek movie, so make sure you've had a chance to see the film in theaters before listening to this episode.

We'll be capping off the Matrix trilogy soon, so don't think we've forgotten about Matrix Revolutions.  I mean, we tried to forget it, but sometimes you just can't get over the scars.

If you enjoy our show, please leave us feedback on iTunes.  It helps us reach new listeners, it helps us keep the show going, and gives us the drive to make this show bigger and better with each episode.  And if you'd like to leave us direct feedback, you can email us at feedback@talkingaboutgames.com or call our voicemail line at 206-495-1732.
Direct download: rw-ep18-needs__of_many.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:42pm PST

The problem is choice ... or at least, that's what The Architect wants you to believe.

Remember When has plugged itself back into the system, with our latest episode dedicated to The Matrix Reloaded, and we've got a lot to talk about. 

Our episode kicks off with a discussion on the hype leading up to one of the most anticipated sequels in cinema history.  With its marketing campaign in overdrive and a bevy of nonstop commercials, was Warner Bros. writing a check it couldn't cash?

We also discuss the release of The Animatrix, a companion anime piece to the Matrix trilogy which managed to captivate us almost as much as the first movie. 

Oh, and we talk about The Matrix Reloaded, too.  It was a struggle, but we both rewatched the middle movie and.... well, we won't spoil the fun.  Needless to say, we have quite a lot to talk about.  Neo's connection to Pi, the curse of the film shoot, Parris' hype for the most anticipated sequel in his lifetime, and so much more.

We hope you enjoy our second entry in the Matrix discussions. If you like Remember When, please leave us positive feedback on iTunes.  It only takes 60 seconds, and it helps introduce us to new listeners and keep the show going.  And if you'd like to let us know your thoughts on The Matrix Reloaded or The Animatrix, you can email us at feedback@talkingaboutgames.com or call our voicemail number at 206-495-1732 and leave us a message.  Please note, long distance charges may apply.
Direct download: rw-ep17-the_problem_is_choice.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:26pm PST

Do you want to know what it is? Do you want to know what it is?

You've asked us for it, you've begged us for it, and after 11 months, it's finally here.  Jay and Parris sit down in the latest episode of Remember When to talk about The Matrix.

Much like our Star Wars prequel episodes, we'll be devoting one episode to each of the films in the Matrix trilogy.  We kick off our Matrix series by looking at the trendsetting first release in the trilogy. Where were we when The Matrix released?  What did we think about it when we first saw it?  And now, almost 10 years since its release, does it hold up upon repeat viewings?

We cover everything in the first movie, from the opening shots to the closing credits and all the cool stuff in between (and even the small stuff you probably missed).  We talk about the Philosophy of The Matrix, the biblical, literary, cultural, and film references it pays homage to, and even consider the relevance of The Matrix in today's slate of film releases.

This two hour podcast finally answers the question:  What is The Matrix?

If you enjoy our show and we entertain you or make you laugh and smile, please take a few seconds and leave us feedback on iTunes. We really appreciate it, and it helps our show reach new listeners! If you'd like to send us a note, please feel free to contact us at feedback@talkingaboutgames.com and let us know what you think!

We're also pleased to announce our new voice mail number! You can call us at 206-495-1732 and leave us a message with your thoughts on the show.  Please note that this is a Washington state area code, and long distance fees might apply.
Direct download: rw-ep16-do_want_it.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:41pm PST

Podcaster: The Legend of Parris and Jay We are back with Episode 15 of Remember When!

Join Parris and Jay as we discuss the finale of The Shield and an in depth discussion about Superman.

We also get into what great movie Jay hasn't seen by discussing Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgandy but what kind of episode would this be if we did not give our thoughts on The Watchmen, our answers might surprise you!

P.S. wake up! The Matrix has you......

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Direct download: rw-ep15-pod_leng_parjay.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:05pm PST

Knowing is half the battle What?  You thought we forgot you?  Oh no.  We've just been saving up our geeky goodness and we're kickstarting 2009 with Episode 14 of Remember When!

Lost is back, and we're talking about the new season with gusto and a little speculation.  What do we think about the fate of the Oceanic 6?  Are Ben's motives suspect, or is he the ultimate hero of the show?  We're gushing geek over this new season, so be sure and listen in and find out why.

We also talk about the recent rash of movie trailers for upcoming films in 2009.   We talk about the recent G.I. Joe trailer, both trailers for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, and the sneak peek at Land of the Lost.  Some of these are firing on all thrusters, and some of them are dead on arrival.  Find out what we think during the last half of the show.

And yes, The Matrix is still coming! Listen in to find out when we're doing our discussion on the legendary Matrix trilogy.

If you enjoy our show and we entertain you or make you laugh and smile, please take a few seconds and leave us feedback on iTunes. We really appreciate it! If you'd like to send us a note, please feel free to contact us at feedback@talkingaboutgames.com and let us know what you think!
Direct download: rw-ep14-know_half_battle.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:01pm PST

Two minute warning

We know what you're saying.  "Where's Remember When?"  Don't worry, we're not dead yet. 

This two minute warning lets you know what's going on with the show, and why we don't have a new episode this week.  Don't worry, we'll be back very soon with a brand new (full length) episode for you to enjoy.  Our topics for the next show have been picked out, Jay has a new "Great Movie" to watch and discuss, and we're going to start off 2009 with a bang.

If you'd like to give us a shout, you can email us at feedback@talkingaboutgames.com and let us know what you think!

Direct download: rw-two_minute_warning.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:40pm PST