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.

Welcome to Episode 44B, a special bonus download offered exclusively to our subscribers!

This episode includes a spoiler-laden discussion of the "newer" media in our lives, as we talk about Jay's adventures through the first few seasons of Breaking Bad, the closure of True Blood's fourth season, Transformers 3, Torchwood: Miracle Day, and much more.  

This podcast is part of our way of saying Thank You to our fans who have patiently (and impatiently-but-politely) waited for our hiatus to pass.  Thank you to everyone for your support of Remember When!

Direct download: rw-ep44B-Optimus_Broke_Bad.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:07am PST

Pew Pew.... Gotcha!

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away... two young, wide-eyed children came across a science-fiction piece that would forever change their lives.  It was called Star Wars: A New Hope. Those two boys, Jay and Parris, would have no idea what wonders this movie might have in store for them, but little did they know that it would also change their lives.

This podcast takes an exclusive focus on Episode IV.  We start by talking about how we each were introduced to the series, the ways it shaped our childhood, and how it turned us into die-hard fans.  Our conversation rolls through the entire progression of the movie, with each of us talking about our favorite scene from the original, and how the movie has held up over time.

Towards the end of the podcast, we talk about the "evolution" of A New Hope (and we use the term as loosely as possible) as it has been through wave after wave of changes.  We look at the Special Edition update and how it actually manages to serve a good purpose for A New Hope in particular, and lament the loss of Han Solo's backbone.  We also talk about our disappointment in the recent Blu-ray releases, and how George Lucas might just be one of the most brilliant business men of all time.

If you're an RSS subscriber, either through a Feed Reader or through iTunes, Zune, or some other podcast downloader, you'll find a special bonus download waiting for you!  Episode 44B was recorded immediately after our A New Hope episode, and talks exclusively about "new" stuff. Jay talks about his adventures and disappointments working through a back log of Breaking Bad, we talk about the fourth season of True Blood, the miasma of disappointment that was Torchwood: Miracle Day, and how Optimus Prime is now a heartless assassin as a result of Transformers 3.  This bonus podcast comes out to roughly 30 minutes of material, produced exclusively for our fans.  Thank you so much for your patience during our hiatuses.  

As always, we thank our fans for their continued support and appreciation of the podcast.  It's because of your kind words and well wishes that we continue to do this podcast as a labor of love.  If you'd like to leave us feedback, please feel free to give us a shout at our email address, or leave us a voicemail at 206-495-1732 (long distance charges may apply).  You can also join our Facebook group at Facebook.com/RWPodcast for up-to-the-minute information on our podcast releases, a first look at our upcoming live recording sessions, and to communicate with us and your fellow Remember When fans in between shows.  You can also follow us on Twitter at Twitter.com/RWPodcast.

Direct download: rw-ep44-pew_pew_gotcha.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:04am PST

Fresh from the archives of Cardiff, Remember When dusts itself off for a brand new episode.  We're returning to the Doctor Who-niverse for one more round, with Episode 43 focusing on Torchwood. 

Parris and Jay talk about how they were introduced to the show, their impressions of the show's content during their first viewing, and how the show has held up in our respective opinions since then.  We talk about the good fortune that led us through the muck of Series 1, why we like Series 2 despite its failings, and go into a deep dive on which characters and storylines we enjoyed.  You might be surprised to find that one of us actually even enjoyed Tosh by the end of the show!

We also hold a very deep dive into Children of Earth, the miniseries that served as our last look into the Special Forces branch.  This five episode series came about after a series of budget cuts, casting issues, and story problems, and we each offer commentary on how Children of Earth changed our ever-shaping opinions of Torchwood... for better or worse.

At the end, we have an unscheduled (but welcome) tangent into the state of sitcoms on TV on the current schedule.  Spoilers for Parks & Recreation are pretty heavy, along with a few minor ones for Modern Family, so be warned.  We also talk about our upcoming plans for the Original Trilogy episodes of Star Wars, how we'll be approaching them, and some of the TLC we're spreading on those recordings in order to make sure we provide you with some of the best episodes of Remember When.  

As always, we thank our fans for their continued support and appreciation of the podcast.  It's because of your kind words and well wishes that we continue to do this podcast as a labor of love.  If you'd like to leave us feedback, please feel free to give us a shout at our email address, or leave us a voicemail at 206-495-1732 (long distance charges may apply).  You can also join our Facebook group for up-to-the-minute information on our podcast releases, a first look at our upcoming live recording sessions, and to communicate with us and your fellow Remember When fans in between shows.  Check it out at http://facebook.com/rwpodcast.  You can also follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/rwpodcast.

AUDIO
Download this episode now, or grab the RSS feed and become a regular listener.

Time stamps:

0:00 to 5:04 - Show intro
5:04 to 33:00 - Series 1 discussion - With Spoilers
33:00 to 53:00 - Series 2 discussion (with a tangent on our preferred Time Travel destination) - With Spoilers
53:00 to 1:28:53 - Children of Earth discussion - With Spoilers
1:28:53 to end - Current TV show discussions - Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Parks & Recreation, 30 Rock, True Blood, Modern Family, The Office, Community (with spoilers for The Office, Modern Family, and Parks & Rec) 

Direct download: rw-ep43-Torchwood_Changes.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:52pm PST

It's the TARDIS' fault.  She kept us from recording a podcast earlier by trapping us in an alternate dimension.  Thanks to a little Time Lord ingenuity and a paper clip, Remember When is back on course with our long awaited, often discussed Doctor Who episode.

Dedicated entirely to the Man From Gallifrey, Episode 42 talks about Doctor Who as it's existed in the past 7 years.  We look back at the eras of Eccleston and Tennant and talk about their respective runs, why we love Tennant, and why Eccleston pales in comparison.  Jay and Parris both discuss their respective introductions to the show, and how they came to regard it as they binged on some of the better sci-fi from across the pond.

Covering Series 1 through 4 and the final specials of David Tennant, this podcast is spoiler-laden and covers a wide range of topics.  We look back at the definitive moments when we loved the Doctor, rank the companions in terms of most awesome to least awesome (and hottest to Rose), give each season a score, and talk about what it was like to come into this show.  After a legacy that's run nearly half a century long, our only regret is that we wish we'd had more time to talk about Doctor Who.  There are dozens of other topics we'd love to have discussed.

As always, we thank our fans for their continued support and appreciation of the podcast.  If you'd like to leave us feedback, please feel free to give us a shout at our email address, or leave us a voicemail at 206-495-1732 (long distance charges may apply).  You can also join our Facebook group for up-to-the-minute information on our podcast releases, a first look at our upcoming live recording sessions, and to communicate with us and your fellow Remember When fans in between shows.  Check it out at http://facebook.com/rwpodcast.  You can also follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/rwpodcast

Direct download: rw-ep42-dont_wanna_go.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:29pm PST

After a long winter's night, Remember When is back again for more retro-style goodness.  

Since our hiatus lasted a little longer than we would have liked, we're temporarily tabling the Doctor Who / Torchwood episodes to get back into some of the original Remember When formula.  We start off with a look back at TRON.  The original 1982 Disney film is a cult classic, and serves as the latest "Great Movie Jay Has Never Seen".  With fresh eyes and an open mind, Jay sits down and talks about what he liked about the movie, why he thinks TRON sucks, and his thoughts behind what a 7 year old version of himself would have thought about TRON.

Then we jump into our discussion on TRON: Legacy.  As the big budget follow-up approaches the 300 million dollar mark at the box office, Parris and Jay sit down at their microphones and roll up their sleeves as they go head-to-head with their opinions on the sequel.  Can a huge marketing budget and crazy special effects work save this movie?  We talk about what works, what fails, and why Disney should never force a TRON movie to be a Big Lebowski sequel.

The last half of the show is a catch-up on all of our film and TV related tangents, with chatter about the mid-season TV schedule.  Parris admits he was wrong about a TV show, Jay admits that Parris was right about a TV show, and we rave about the brilliance of Ricky Gervais.  Maybe a little too much.

The last few minutes of the show include a detailed look at the roster of shows coming in the first half of 2011.  If you've been complaining that we haven't done enough "Remember When" stuff in our podcast, then you're in for a treat.  We're preparing some MAJOR shows that will dive deep into some of the best movies of the 70's and 80's.

As always, we thank our fans for their continued support and appreciation of the podcast.  If you'd like to leave us feedback, please feel free to give us a shout at rw@filmtangent.com, or leave us a voicemail at 206-495-1732 (long distance charges may apply).  You can also find us online at facebook.com/rwpodcast or on Twitter at @rwpodcast.

Time stamp information:

0:00 to 5:54 - Introduction, explanation of the show's hiatus

5:54 to 19:01 - Discussion of the original TRON (Great Movies Jay Has Never Seen) - SPOILERS

19:01 to 49:50 - Discussion of TRON: Legacy - SPOILERS

49:50 to 50:21 - Intermission

50:21 to 1:15:38 - Tangent Central, Part 1 (TV talk, Jay Hulks Parris, Cowboy Bebop)

1:15:38 to 1:22:28 - The Remember When schedule for the first half of 2011 

1:22:28 to End - Tangent Central, Part 2 (Ricky Gervais love, the Bill Murray appreciation segment, and more)

Direct download: rw-ep41-the_tron_lebowski.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:05pm PST