Remember When (podcasts)
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
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:04am PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

"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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

We've unofficially dubbed May as "The Month of Marvel" and to celebrate, we have a brand new podcast.  Don't call it a regular release, or you might jinx us!

Parris and Jay spend a few minutes catching up.  We talk about the recent Episode VII announcements, and Parris cycles back on the recently rebooted Robocop.  

Godzilla's recent arrival in theaters piqued Parris' curiousity and we talk about the latest take on a classic franchise.  Thankfully, it's nowhere near as bad as the Matthew Broderick era.

Then we hit the meat & potatoes of our show:  The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and X-Men: Days of Future Past.   After a release like Captain America: The Winter Solder, Sony and Fox have a lot of competition in the Marvel universe.  And we're here to tell you why Spidey is already in need of another reboot, and why we liked Days of Future Past.

But that's not all!  Parris actually managed to watch the entirety of GI Joe: Retaliation.  We can only assume that some kind of hypnosis was in effect because WOW... that movie is a train wreck.  And speaking of train wrecks, Transformers 4 is looking like it's going to live up to the standards of Transformers 3! Which is to say, the trailers look terrible.  I mean really, Optimus Prime riding Grimlock?  Yeesh.

Lastly, we wrap up with some talk on TV's worst year in a long time, and a look back at Mad Men.  

And if you're waiting for a return to "Great Movies Jay Has Never Seen", listen in at the end!  We announce the movie selection for our next episode.

 

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 and leaving a comment, or talking to us on Twitter at @rwpodcast.

 

Time stamps:

0:00 to 13:50 - Catch-up, Episode VII, Robocop 2014 (spoilers)

13:50 to 19:30 - Godzilla (mild spoilers)

19:30 to 36:02 - The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (spoilers as a public service)

36:02 to 53:14 - X-Men: Days of Future Past (spoilers all X-Men movies)

53:14 to 1:05:38 - GI Joe: Retaliation, Transformers 4, Jem & The Holograms

1:05:38 to End - TV's Worst Year, the pick for our next Great Movies Jay Has Never Seen, Wrap-up

 

Direct download: rw-ep63-days_starwars_past.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:53pm PST

Captain Winter: The American Soldier

We interrupt the six month gap in our recording schedule to bring you this EMERGENCY podcast.  

We hadn't planned to record another episode this soon. But a funny thing happened... Captain America: The Winter Solder hit theaters last week. 

And when the movie finished, and the two of us walked out of the theater, we agreed...  this couldn't wait.  We HAD to talk about Captain America, right away.  No delays. 

If The Winter Soldier has a single message to deliver to its viewers, it's that Marvel isn't playing around in Phase 2.  They're here to deliver.  And it's so serious, so wonderfully delivered, that the next hour of Remember When is exclusively dedicated to the epic proportions of The Winter Solider. 

We don't even tangent outside of the Marvel universe (much).  And we spoil pretty much all of the Marvel movies to date.  So if you haven't seen The Winter Soldier yet, do yourself a favor and leave this episode alone until you do.  You'll be glad you waited.  

Our show exists because of YOU, our listeners!  Your positive comments, encouraging feedback on our Facebook page, and emails asking if we're dead are what help keep the show going.  If you like Remember When, PLEASE let us know at one of the following outlets!

 

Email:  rwpodcast@filmtangent.com

Facebook:  http://facebook.com/rwpodcast

Twitter:  @rwpodcast

 

Direct download: rw-ep62-cap_winter_summer.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:31pm PST

Days of Matrix Past

The bi-annual release of Remember When is finally available!  

We don't waste any time getting started with this show, and jump right into the good stuff!  Our Robocop discussion is ALMOST IMMEDIATELY shanghai'ed by a tangent into the first teaser for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie and our discussion on it.

Then we jump back and look at House of Cards (with a TON of spoilers).  How did the end of Season 2 fare, and what are our fears moving into a third season after this most recent story arc?  We also play the "I need an adult" card as we chat about the intense, shocking events in Chapter 24.

Jay surprises everyone with a chat about the first two seasons of Archer, and some Game of Thrones talk.  YES WE TALK GAME OF THRONES (but not as deep as you might like)

Then we talk about the Marvel multi-verse, and our thoughts on the upcoming launches of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, X-Men: Days of Future Past, and The Amazing Spider-Man 2, as well as conversations about the Guardians of the Galaxy trailer.  With three separate studios vying for their own claim in the Marvel world, can reboots be far behind?

 

Speaking of reboots, how about that news on the possible Matrix reboot?  Is it time for us to look at that as a viable option?

And Jay, bless his heart, confesses that Parris was right about one of the recent Great Movies Jay Has Never Seen.

There are tangents, tangents galore here.  How many tangents?  There are so many that we can't even time stamp things.  It's ridiculous.  Bring a neck brace before listening to the show!

Our show exists because of YOU, our listeners!  Your positive comments, encouraging feedback on our Facebook page, and emails asking if we're dead are what help keep the show going.  If you like Remember When, PLEASE let us know at one of the following outlets!

Email:  rwpodcast@filmtangent.com

Facebook:  http://facebook.com/rwpodcast

Twitter:  @rwpodcast

Direct download: rw-ep61-Matrix_Past.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:07pm PST

What a fitting moment for the Remember When podcast! We're celebrating the end of Breaking Bad by offering our first full-length show that we recorded face to face...  just Parris, Jay, and a microphone.   It's like you're a fly on the wall of our regular conversations!

The entirety of episode 60 is devoted to the end of Breaking Bad.  The final season was filled with ups and downs (mostly ups) and we're here to catalog them in full.  We talk about the pinnacle moments in the final hours of Heisenberg and why Ozymandias is going to be looked back on as one of the greatest episodes ever created for TV. We also talk about why the last two episodes feel a little "off" compared to the rest of the season, and how the series finale wraps up so many of the dangling plot threads.

Because there's just so much when it comes to the Breaking Bad finale, we spend our entire episode talking about the show.  If you haven't caught up, go do it right now!  Otherwise, we're going to spoil all the goodness for you.

As always, thank you to our fans for your continued support of our show. Remember When exists because of all the wonderful feedback we get. Our fans’ passion drives us! If you’d like to reach us, give us a ring at 714-758-5027 (you can call or text)! Or if you don’t want to hear the sounds of our voices, you can click through to our Facebook page at http://facebook.com/rwpodcast or say hi to us on Twitter via @rwpodcast

Direct download: rw-ep60-heisenberg.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:08pm PST

"Back so soon?", you ask?  Indeed!  Remember When is forgoing its usual three month waiting period between episodes with brand new content.  As one of our Twitter friends put it:  In Parris and Jay time, it's only been 1 week since the last show!

And in the world of entertainment, a lot has changed in the last seven weeks!  Netflix has gone from being the place where you watch reruns of Star Trek Voyager to a major powerhouse with Emmy nominations and some of the best shows on TV.  

We spend the early part of the episode loving on Orange is the New Black.  This new show from the creator of Weeds is arguably one of the best shows you can watch right now, and is almost certain to be a frontrunner in the 2014 Emmy season.  We talk about how we each independently watched the series, then almost immediately watched it a second time, because it's just SO good!

Once that was done, Jay sat down with the first season of House of Cards to see what the Emmy voters got all worked up about this year, and Parris gets a well deserved "I told you so"

AND OMG BREAKING BAD IS BACK!  Walter White and Jesse Pinkman grace our TV screens once again, and we can't wait to talk about the powerhouse of a season opener. Remember to tread lightly here... tons of spoilers.

We end the show with a look back at the disappointing movies that capped out our summer season, and a look forward at what's in store for 2014 and 2015.   

As always, thank you to our fans for your continued support of our show. We continue to do the show because of all the wonderful feedback we get. Our fans' passion drives us! If you'd like to reach us, give us a ring at 714-758-5027 (you can call or text)! Or if you don't want to hear the sounds of our voices, you can click through to our Facebook page at http://facebook.com/rwpodcast or say hi to us on Twitter at @rwpodcast.

TIME STAMPS:

0:00 to 19:52 - Intro, Orange is the New Black (all spoilers)

19:52 to 31:40 - House of Cards (all spoilers)

31:40 to 54:44 - Breaking Bad (spoilers through the S6 premiere)

54:44 to End - 2013 Summer Movies 

Direct download: rw-ep59-Orange_Meth.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:14pm PST

And now the story of omnipotent aliens who lost everything, and the two podcast hosts who had no choice but to watch their respective movies and see if they could keep it together.

We start off the show with a look back at Star Trek Into Darkness.  While our anticipation for the movie ran high, the final product proved to have a few holes.  Our spoiler-filled chat on the Final Frontier talks about the gross underutilization of Benedict Cumberbatch, the way they've mangled the story of some of the characters, where the story hit its all time high, and just a few of the ways the movie pays tribute to the original timeline.

Then we jump in, feet first, to our Man of Steel discussion.  Remember back in Episode 8 when we talked about what it would take for Superman to be relevant and interesting to current movie audiences?  It seems like Zack Snyder and Christopher Nolan might have been listening in to our show that week, because Man of Steel feels like a line-by-line interpretation of so many of our ideas.  We gush about the updated approach to the movie, lament the property losses, and talk about how much we love Man of Steel almost in spite of itself.

Jay's been binge watching an old TV show, and we look back at the Bluth empire and its mighty fall.  

Then it's a quick sideways tangent into the current landscape of TV, with brief chats on Mad Men, Game of Thrones, Orphan Black, Breaking Bad, and the finale of The Office.  

There's lots of stuff in this episode, all crammed into a 75 minute window!

As always, thank you to our fans for your continued support of our show. We continue to do the show because of all the wonderful feedback we get. Our fans' passion drives us! If you'd like to reach us, give us a ring at 714-758-5027 (you can call or text)! Or if you don't want to hear the sounds of our voices, you can click through to our Facebook page at http://facebook.com/rwpodcast or say hi to us on Twitter at @rwpodcast.

 Timestamps:

0:00 to 18:15 - Intro, Star Trek Into Darkness discussions (spoilers for the whole movie as well as the original Abrams release)

18:15 to 47:00 - Man of Steel (spoilers for MoS, Superman Returns, and the entire Christopher Reeve saga)

47:00 to 1:00:00 - It's Jay's Arrested Development (spoilers on everything EXCEPT the finale of Season 4)

1:00:00 to End - TV chat about Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, Mad Men, The Office, and Orphan Black (minor spoilers for Mad Men)

Direct download: rw-ep58-last_krypton.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:56pm PST

Look!  Up in the Sky!  It's a bird... it's a plane... IT BIRD PLANE!   Meanwhile, back on the ground, a brand new episode of Remember When is available for your auditory enjoyment.

Iron Man 3 hit theaters last week, and both of us have strong opinions on the first volley in Marvel's Phase 2 initiative.  We converse about what it's like coming off of The Avengers and how Iron Man 3 fails in that regard, what the movie does to be better than its atrocious successor in the Iron Man series, and how Robert Downey Jr. might be getting too old for this s**t.  

Then we slide our way into talk about the most recent trailers for Star Trek Into Darkness and Man of Steel.  The former is just hours from release and we can't wait to sink our fanboy teeth into this piece of cinematic goodness!  The latter is looking more and more promising.  And somehow, as we're talking, we manage to find ourselves talking about an alternate universe where the Beatles reunite and Superman III is never made. 

No, that's not a joke.

Then it's on to the TV in our lives! Mad Men is letting us down, and Parks & Recreation is on FIRE this season.  Parris encourages Jay to watch Archer, Parris talks about his change in viewing habits, and Jay encourages everyone to listen to The Americans... again.

As always, thank you to our fans for your continued support of our show. We continue to do the show because of all the wonderful feedback we get. Our fans' passion drives us! If you'd like to reach us, give us a ring at 714-758-5027 (you can call or text)! Or if you don't want to hear the sounds of our voices, you can click through to our Facebook page at http://facebook.com/rwpodcast, or our Twitter page @rwpodcast.

Timestamps:

0:00 to 37:50 - Intro, Iron Man 3 talk (we basically wreck the movie in terms of spoilers, but also chat about other Marvel movies... hope you're up to date!)

37:50 to 47:16 - Star Trek Into Darkness and Man of Steel chit-chat (no spoilers, just excitement), fan gushing over Star Wars 3-D, alternate universes galore

47:16 to End - Archer (no spoilers), Mad Men (spoilers up to the most recent episode), Parks & Recreation (super mild conversation), talk about our next episode. 

Direct download: rw-ep57-Iron_Patriot_Games.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:23pm PST

Pick yourselves up on the floor!  Not only is Remember When back with a new episode, we're on schedule! 

Heads up, we're coming in HOT!  Parris has just finished the first season of Sherlock after a year of pressure from Jay.  And boy, do we have a lot to talk about! Parris recounts his experiences watching the first season and what he thinks about the show's brilliance.  Jay chats about an alternate universe where Benedict Cumberbatch nearly became the Eleventh Doctor.   And then, of course, we tangent off to talk about the news of David Tennant's return to the Who-niverse for the 50th Anniversary Special.... and we somehow, unexplainably, end up talking about Beverly Hills 90210 (the original) and Saved by the Bell.  Go figure!

Jay lets it slip that he's not a fan of Dinobots, which leads to a nostalgic trip down memory lane as we revisit our love of the original Transformers cartoon, the G.I. Joe movie, Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers, and Voltron.  Parris lets Jay know about the original edit of G.I. Joe where a beloved character nearly died, and Jay talks about his emotional stress from the original Transformers movie.

We briefly chat about the starting episode for the latest season of Mad Men, and then tangent on how both of us are coming up to an impasse with The Walking Dead... at different points in the show.   And naturally, this leads to catching up on where we're at with other shows, like Parks & Recreation, Modern Family, and Community.  And then Jay talks about the first 15 minutes of Defiance, and how painful it looks.

Whether you like new stuff or old memories, this episode has something for you!

As always, thank you to our fans for your continued support of our show.  We continue to do the show because of all the wonderful feedback we get.  Our fans' passion drives us!  If you'd like to reach us, give us a ring at 714-758-5027 (you can call or text)! Or if you don't want to hear the sounds of our voices, you can click through to our Facebook page or say hi to us on Twitter.

0:00 to 2:44 - Intro

2:45 to 24:17 - Sherlock, some Doctor Who tangents, and more (Spoilers for season 1 of Sherlock)

24:17 to 34:00 - Transformers (the old school stuff), G.I. Joe, the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers, and Voltron (spoilers)

34:00 to  - Mad Men, The Walking Dead (minor spoilers)

Direct download: RW-Ep56-Grimlock.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:06pm PST

Yes, it's been a while.  But if it helps, WE MISSED YOU TOO!  And that's why we're back with Episode 55 of Remember When.  After a slight, minor, tiny delay due to Real Life, we've dusted off our microphones and come back for a fun and spirited conversation!

We kick off the show with a chat about Super 8.  This J.J. Abrams helmed adventure seeks to capture the spirit of Steven Spielberg and The Goonies by taking us back to the era of the late 70's ... but peters out near the end.  We talk about the successes and failures of the movie, and sidetrack into whether or not J.J. Abrams is really as great as Hollywood seems to think he is.

Then we sidestep our way into The Goonies, a timeless piece of 80's pop culture.  A seminal work from our youth, this film ages like fine wine or good cheese.  In fact, it's better to say it ages like Karen Allen (listen to the show... you'll get this joke later)

And since we're on a J.J. Abrams themed show, we talk about the news of his helming Episode VII, and what we think this means for the future of the Star Wars franchise.  Can our childhood memories be resurrected from the cruel, tortured world of the prequels?  Will we be able to feel proud for this sci-fi epic once again?  And how much lens flare can you fit into a single space epic?

We look ahead at the summer movie season.. there's a LOT of stuff ahead (like Iron Man 3, Star Trek Into Darkness, and Man of Steel) and a lot of stuff that has us worried (like Man of Steel and Kick-Ass 2).  

And TV is in a WILD place right now! From the success of House of Cards to the general failure of pretty much every one of the major TV networks, it's like we're back in the wild wild west of content programming.  

As always, thank you to our fans for your patience and understanding as the duties of both of our Real Lives come up!  We've missed you and thank you so much for your words of support these past few months.  If you'd like to reach us, give us a ring at 714-758-5027 (you can call or text)! Or if you don't want to hear the sounds of our voices, you can click through to our Facebook page at http://facebook.com/rwpodcast or say hi to us on Twitter via @rwpodcast.

0:00 to 4:22 - Intro

4:22 to 15:37 - Super 8 discussion (we basically spoil the CRAP out of the movie) and some tangenting about J.J. Abrams

15:37 to 31:31 - The Goonies discussion, with backtrack to Super 8 (More spoilers... we wreck the ending of both)

31:31 to 48:04 - J.J. Abrams taking over Star Wars... how do we feel? (plus talk of the casting rumors, side movies, and more)

48:04 to 52:15 - Sidetrack to Bryan Singer and the new X-Men casting news, Kick-Ass 2, Doctor Who, Sherlock (just a feather dusting of spoilers, nothing important)

52:15 to 56:02 - Summer movies and what we're looking forward to (includes chatter on Man of Steel's trailer)

56:02 to 1:02:28 - The Hobbit (mild spoilers)

1:02:28 to End - Chitchat on The Americans, Mad Men, The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, and the network TV issues... plus House of Cards!

Direct download: rw-ep55-Super_Goonies_8.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:03pm PST

A displacement of geographic proportions left our podcast in an unintended hiatus.  Now that Jay's moved across the country and settled into his new digs, we're back behind the mics and getting into our old routine.

Episode 54 drops us at the end of our Star Wars series, where we sit and take a look at 1983's Return of the Jedi.  The final installment of the Original Trilogy is a controversial piece to say the least, but a renewed look at the movie brings a few surprises.  We talk about the Return of the Jedi that might have been (Han dies before the first half of the movie?) and the Return of the Jedi that will never be again (Hayden Christensen's Ghost... need we say more?).  You don't even have to be an Ewok lover to find something to agree with us with in this show... we run the gamut of opinions and have a lot to talk about.

And the timing of our episode couldn't have come at a better time!  Between the news of the Disney buyout of LucasFilm and the announcement of Episodes VII through IX, there's a whole slew of new stuff for us to offer up our opinion on.  We're going to tell you why you don't REALLY want to see the original cast in the new movie, why it's a terrible idea to film the Heir to the Empire trilogy in this day and age, and what it's going to take for the new movies to be successful.

We cap off the show with a look at the road ahead for movies and our current landscape of TV.  The new Star Trek teaser certainly teased, the poster for Man of Steel has us intrigued, and Homeland's looking pretty solid.

As always, thank you to our fans for your patience and understanding.  We appreciate it as the Universe is taking us in new and exciting directions in our personal lives!  If you'd like to reach us, give us a ring at 714-758-5027 (you can call or text)! Or if you don't want to hear the sounds of our voices, you can click through to our Facebook page at http://facebook.com/rwpodcast

Timestamps: 

0:00 to 5:01 - Intro

5:01 to 43:57 - Return of the Jedi (spoiler filled discussion)

43:57 to 1:06:43 - The future of Star Wars

1:06:43 to End - Star Trek teaser (some mild spoilers), the Man of Steel, Homeland

Direct download: rw-ep54-revenge_of_the_colt45-2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:43am PST

Our tangents escape us as we start off Episode 53, the latest and greatest episode in your Remember When podcast. Before the show even starts, we kick off with some crazy hijinx as Siri delivers some bad news to Parris, leaving him flummoxed as Florida State is down at the half.  

And then we jump into this week's episode of "Great" Movies Jay Has Never Seen.  We're using "Great" in the loosest sense of the word, because our latest movie from the Wayback Machine is The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai: Across the Eighth Dimension.  If you've never seen this movie before, our advice before watching it is.... don't.  If you have seen the movie before, then sit back and relax as we look at one of those nostalgic 80's movies that has been absolutely decimated by the passage of time.  Seriously, what were we thinking?  

After a spoiler-laden discussion, we jump into our thoughts on some of the upcoming movies for 2012 and how the last three months of the year may be infinitely better than the first nine combined.  With so many great movies in November and December, it almost makes up for the lackluster summer season.

We take a look back at the first half of Breaking Bad's final season and discuss whether or not it was a smart idea to split the season, and if the narrative handled the split well.  We also chat about NBC's comedies as the fall season starts, and some of the more promising shows in this year's lineup.  Plus, Jay gives us the scoop on his Walking Dead adventures!

And guess what?  WE HAVE A VOICE MAIL PHONE LINE AGAIN!  And more importantly, it accepts both phone calls and standard text messages.  So why not give us a ring at 714-758-5027?  Or if you don't want to hear the sounds of our voices, you can click through to our Facebook page at http://facebook.com/rwpodcast or say hi to us on Twitter at @rwpodcast

0:00 to 1:51 - Siri's sidetrack, show Intro

1:51 to 16:11 - Great Movies Jay Has Never Seen (Buckaroo Banzai)

16:11 to 24:56 - Quick tangent into the new Robocop remake, the Kick-Ass sequel, and the summer movie season (ridiculously mild spoilers)

24:56 to 34:22 -  The new trailers for Lincoln, Cloud Atlas, Skyfall, The Hobbit, and the close-out movies for 2012

34:22 to 50:34 - Breaking Bad (spoilers for the whole thing)

50:34 to 57:04 - NBC's Revolution, Parks & Rec's new season (super duper mild spoilers)

57:04 to 1:00:46 - Jay's adventures through The Walking Dead S2 (spoilers through episode 4)

1:00:46 to 1:05:00 - The New Normal (mild spoilers)

1:05:00 to end - Wrap up

Direct download: rw-ep53-ww_world_crime_league.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:05pm PST

We're back in the saddle right out of the gate with episode 52. Want us to prove it?  Here's the scoop:  We tangent RIGHT AWAY.  Before we start talking about movies, before we jump into any of our planned topics, we get ourselves sidetracked.  And with real life news, to boot!  We talk about some of the successes in our personal lives, what's been driving us lately... and even hint strongly at a video game podcast in the near-ish future?

After ten minutes, we hop into the Wayback Machine and jump back in time to 1993.  America was still recoiling from the horrific news that Crystal Pepsi was being pulled off the market, and we needed something to heal ourselves with.  Along comes Jurassic Park, Steven Spielberg's popcorn flick based on the Michael Crichton novel.    We talk about what it was like to sit wide-eyed under a giant screen with the new DTS sound systems when the movie came out on opening weekend.... and then give the movie a fresh look.  Can a two decade old movie that's special effect heavy hold up under the weight of time?

Then we tangent into Star Wars and Spielberg's involvement with the Lucas franchise (and vice versa)... and further spiral off into Jay's "delayed reaction" on some of our recent comedies... Parris' fresh look at The Avengers... and more!  It's one of our most tangent-y shows of all time, and it's chock full of goodies.  

And guess what?  WE HAVE A VOICE MAIL PHONE LINE AGAIN!  And more importantly, it accepts both phone calls and standard text messages.  So why not give us a ring at 714-758-5027?  Or if you don't want to hear the sounds of our voices, you can click through to our Facebook page at http://facebook.com/rwpodcast or say hi to us on Twitter at @rwpodcast.  You can also type out a nice letter to us and send it to rw@filmtangent.com

Time stamps:

0:00 to 11:10 - Intro, sidetrack into real life stuff, weight loss, and a potential video game podcast

11:10 to 28:28 - Jurassic Park chat

28:28 to 32:44   -  George Lucas & Steven Spielberg, 1941, Jay's "delayed reaction" to recent "Great Movies"

32:44 to 35:55 - Caddyshack, Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Saturday Night Live (the early years, when it was good)

35:55 to 45:16 - True Blood (with tons of spoilers... but trust us, we're sparing you)

45:16 to 48:22 - Breaking Bad (mild spoilers, but a few choice quotes)

48:22 to 51:42 - Jay's little surprise

51:42 to 59:27 - Homeland & Dexter (no spoilers) plus an extended discussion on why you can't flinch when a character needs to die

59:27 to 1:08:26  - Parris takes a second look at The Avengers (with spoilers) with a fresh look at The Dark Knight Rises (also with spoilers)

1:08:26 to 1:14:10 - Jay goes through the summer movie season 

1:14:10 to 1:19:18  - WTF JAY HAS NEVER SEEN BUCKAROO BANZAI?!?!  (and more tangents)

1:19:18 to end - Wrap up

Direct download: rw-ep52-jeff_goldblum_dino_slayer.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:22pm PST

When you take a man and turn him into an idea, he becomes a legend.  When you take a movie franchise and turn it into a legend, it ends up generating one of the most epic podcasts of all time.  And after much anticipation on everyone's parts (including our own!), we're pleased to present our dedicated podcast for The Dark Knight Rises.

Recorded on the same day we both saw Christopher Nolan's cap on the Batman trilogy, we sit down with fresh memories of the movie and talk about what we loved, how so many of the ideas and concepts in the movie were beautiful constructed over the course of the three movies, and how The Dark Knight Rises managed to provide some serious pay-off.  

We look back at our original skepticism on Anne Hathaway's casting as Selina Kyle and laugh at how foolish we were.  Then we look back at Joseph Gordon Levitt's casting and find ourselves a little puzzled.  Jay admits to having some problems with the ending, we look at some of the parts that don't add up...

But through it all, we cap off a legacy with a detailed look at why The Dark Knight Rises is such a brilliant, spectacular piece of cinema.  And while it's certainly not the perfection piece that The Dark Knight was, we can certainly agree that TDKR is what it needs to be... one of the best endings in any trilogy in a long, long time.

Direct download: rw-ep51-The_Line_Cutter_Rises.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:54am PST

Got any bubble gum?

OBEY!  CONSUME!  And most of all, kick a**.  The leading themes in "They Live", John Carpenter's cult film from the 80's, bring us back into a new episode of Remember When.  Parris has never seen this little gem of cinema before, and takes time to sit down and watch Rowdy Roddy Piper in one of his greatest performances of all time.  We talk about how the movie holds up over the past 25 years, and how some of its themes have become far more relevant in modern times than they were when the movie first released.

Parris comes back from his viewing of Abe Lincoln Vampire Hunter with an admission of his own, and Jay talks about how a second viewing of Prometheus helped to alleviate his ambivalence towards the movie.  Both of us have had second helpings of The Avengers as well, and we spend some time talking about the state of Superhero movies in the industry.

Then we progress into a series of fun, wild tangents through the state of TV as we get caught up on the ending of Mad Men, the sad progression of the latest season of True Blood, and the teasers for the new seasons of The Walking Dead and Breaking Bad.   

Episode 51 is coming in a few weeks and will be dedicated to one of the summer's most anticipated blockbuster titles.  Tune in on the weekend of the 21st for our in-depth analysis of The Lorax!  Or maybe we'll take our time and see something less amusing...

As we do every episode, we'd like to take this opportunity to give thanks to our many fans who encourage us, support us, and share their appreciation for the show. Remember When is a product of love, and we do this because of all the wonderful people in our listenership who share our passions, who agree and disagree with us, and then offer to buy us a drink if we're ever in their town. Thank you to all of you.

Between shows, we keep up with fans on our Facebook page at http://facebook.com/rwpodcast, through our Twitter account at http://twitter.com/rwpodcast, or on the web at filmtangent.com

Time stamps:

0:00 to 4:55 - Intro, show notes
4:55 to 16:40 - They Live (lots of spoilers for the movie)
16:40 to 23:28 - Parris' confession about Abe Lincoln Vampire Hunter (spoiler laden)
23: 28 to 34:50 - Jay's second viewing of Prometheus, and talk about the Blu-ray release (again, lots of spoilers)
34:50 to 38:52 - Breaking Bad, Joss Whedon, Cabin in the Woods, Buffy the Vampire Slayer (very minor spoilers)
38:52 to 46:00 - Brave, Monsters University trailer and the overall state of Pixar (minor spoilers for Monsters Inc and a few other Pixar movies, but none for Brave)
46:00 to 53:22 - True Blood (lots of spoilers for this season)
53:22 to 1:03:50 - Closing out the Mad Men season (lots of spoilers)
1:03:50 to end - The Walking Dead, more Breaking Bad, The Shield, Insomnia, Chris Nolan (incredibly minor spoilers)

Direct download: rw-ep50-got_any_bubblegum.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:37pm PST

They say that in space, no one can hear you scream.  But if you're like either of us, you were probably ecstatic to hear that Ridley Scott would be coming back to his beloved outer space franchise and directing a semi-prequel to Alien.  And now that it's been released, we're sitting down behind our respective microphones to talk about 2012's Prometheus.

With a high profile director like Ridley Scott, and a cast that includes such notables as Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, and that girl with the tattoo, you'd probably expect this to be another slam dunk in the roster of Summer Movies, akin to The Avengers in pedigree, scope, and the "Wow" factor.

This podcast takes a look at both Alien (which is now 33 years old... holy cow, we're old!) and Prometheus.  We spoil them both as we talk about how the two tie into each other, what's missing from the new movie, what opportunities were left untouched, and how certain actors in this movie are just kick-ass beyond belief.  When Prometheus works, it's fantastic.  And when it doesn't....

well...

You just take off and nuke the site from orbit.  It's the only way to be sure.

It's a really unique conversation that leaves us in an even more unique landing point after it's all said and done.  

As we do every episode, we'd like to take this opportunity to give thanks to our many fans who encourage us, support us, and share their appreciation for the show.  Remember When is a product of love, and we do this because of all the wonderful people in our listenership who share our passions, who agree and disagree with us, and then offer to buy us a drink if we're ever in their town.  Thank you to all of you.

Between shows, we keep up with fans on our Facebook page, which is located at http://facebook.com/rwpodcast. You can also find us on Twitter via @rwpodcast, or on the web at filmtangent.com. 

Enjoy the show!

Direct download: rw-ep49-the_black_goo.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:00am PST

Parris and Jay, Assemble!  The summer movie season has kicked off with a bang and it's time to jump in feet first.

Our latest episode focuses exclusively on The Avengers, the Joss Whedon extravaganza that unites the recent Marvel movie stars into a single adventure.  With a budget that's estimated at nearly a quarter of a billion dollars, a marketing machine that's been unstoppable over the past few months, and a huge wave of expectations in the hearts of the fans, The Avengers has a high bar to meet.

We sit down and talk about why Joss Whedon was the absolute perfect person to direct this ensemble film and how the movie is one of the perfect examples of how to treat a cast filled with high profile names.  We each talk about who our favorite character in the movie was (we agreed) and who we liked least.  

Then we pick through the movie piece by piece, finding some of the narrative elements that didn't serve the movie and almost seemed cheap compared to the better parts of Avengers, or even the other Marvel films of the past five years.  We also talk about why leaving out Ant Man in favor of the others was a great move, some of our favorite dialog moments, and a whole lot more. 

Does the movie make a great start to the summer season, and do we really talk about The Avengers for almost 90 minutes?  You'll get one answer in the show notes, and the other by listening in!

Then we jump into our talk on the summer movie trailers.  Jay caved and watched The Dark Knight Rises trailer, but his excitement is tempered by caution.  Parris is over Spider-Man already but can't wait for Prometheus.  And of course, we talk G.I. Joe 2.

We even find out that Parris missed out on one of the greatest film experiences of the 80's.  Can you guess which one it is? 

Remember When is a product of friendship and affection.  We love our community and we love movies, and we create this show as our way of sharing that love and appreciation.  Thank you as always to our many fans who support us and help us keep this show going.  To join us in our conversations between shows, follow us on Facebook at http://facebook.com/rwpodcast, or you can email us at rw@filmtangent.com

Timestamps:

0:00 - 1:15:00 - The Avengers (spoiler filled)

1:15:00 - End - Summer Movie trailers (some light spoilers)

Direct download: rw-ep48-we_have_a_bruce.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:57am PST

Remember When is pleased to present a seminal moment in our show roster.  After many episodes of hinting and an unintentional delay of a few months, Parris and Jay are pleased to bring you their unabashed and honest conversation about The Empire Strikes Back.

This entire episode is dedicated to our discussion of Irvin Kershner's masterpiece film, and we take a look back at how this movie impacted us in the 80's, how the storyline has changed with us over time, and the new and interesting ways we've viewed the movie at different points in our respective lives.  We give an honest look at the perceived 'perfection' of Empire Strikes Back amongst Star Wars fans and how, in some ways, Episode V is still setting a bar for other Science Fiction films in our modern time.  

We go into our separate beliefs on the Special Edition-ization of Empire and, believe it or not, there are actually updates in the SE that we found both worthy and enjoyable! There's chat about 'the big twist' at the end of the movie, how it was originally scripted, and what it would have meant had the original script been fulfilled.  Imagine, if you will, an alternate universe in which Return of the Jedi was 2 full hours of awesomeness.....   ah, what a dream.

And speaking of Ewoks, we'll be back with our Jedi podcast soon, but plan to bring you an Avengers-filled extravanganza for our next show.  

Although we say it many times in many ways, our shows exists and thrives because we have so many wonderful fans who support us and share in our enthusiasm.  We do this show for you as much as we do it for ourselves, and we continue to thank all of you who tell your friends, family, and loved ones about Remember When.   To keep in touch with us between shows, drop by our Facebook page at http://facebook.com/rwpodcast or leave us an email at rw@filmtangent.com.  We'd love to hear from you!

Direct download: rw-ep47-Bring_My_Shuttle.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:55pm PST

No, your eyes aren't deceiving you.  We're back with a brand new, fresh episode of Remember When... less than two weeks since the last one!  It may seem like an April Fools Joke but trust us, there's nothing to laugh at here...

Well, not unless you count The Hunger Games.  After watching the hit movie, we have some pretty strong opinions we want to voice about how underwhelming of an experience The Hunger Games was, and how we wish there had been a better chance to emotionally connect with the movie and its characters.  This section is filled with spoilers, but if you listen and have the movie ruined for you... we might be doing you a favor.

Then we progress into some continued discussions on the upcoming summer movies as we talk about the new trailer for the Total Recall remake, the new Prometheus trailer and our excitement for this new Ridley Scott endeavor (as well as our concerns about it) and Parris' love for Charlize Theron in both Prometheus and the new Snow White Movie

We end the show with a discussion on the Walking Dead, Mad Men, and a chat about piracy and the logic behind "cutting the cable cord".  It's a fun and interesting talk.

We continue to do our show thanks to the many, many fans who support us and the work we do, and we hope you'll continue to do so.  Why not connect with us online?  You can call our voicemail number at 206-495-1732, email us at rw@filmtangent.com, ping us on our Twitter account at @RWPodcast, or find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/rwpodcast

Time Stamps

0:00 - 25:36 - The Hunger Games (with plenty of spoilers)

25:36 - 43:10 - Parris' new confession, lots of movie trailer talk (including Abe Lincoln Vampire Hunter, Anchorman 2, GI Joe 2, the new Snow White movie, Prometheus, Total Recall, and more)

43:10 - End - TV Catchup, a discussion on content piracy, and when it makes sense to "Cut the cable cord".  (spoilers on the 5th season pilot for Mad Men, pretty mild spoilers on the Walking Dead finale, and a bunch of tangents otherwise) 

Direct download: rw-ep46_starvation_games.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:15pm PST

Six months ago, a podcast faded into a quiet slumber, hibernating its way through the slow winter crawl.  Now, two show hosts emerge, bright eyed and bushy tailed, ready to talk about the shows and movies they love.  Remember When is back!

We return with a brand new, unscripted show that's recorded on-the-fly as we sit down and catch up on the things we've missed over the past half year.  We discuss the lengthy gap between shows (we're very sorry) and talk about the things in our lives that have kept us focused elsewhere.  But then we dust off our microphones and jump right into the swing of things.

And boy, is there a lot to discuss! Walking Dead is coming off its best season ever, Breaking Bad rang our bell (if you know what I mean), Mad Men's about to return... cable TV is on FIRE right now!  And with the summer roster of movies featuring titles like The Amazing Spider-man, The Dark Knight Rises, and Prometheus, 2012 is on track to be one of the best years for pop culture hounds.  

Parris has a confession in the episode, and we take the tangents to a new level by walking right out of the Remember When podcast and back into our old UncleGamer chairs.

This episode is our way of getting back into the swing of things, and lets us catch up while catching you up as well. 

Remember When is a product of love from Jay and Parris.  We do this because we're friends, and our friendship is the podcast.  But we appreciate our listeners as well, and we thank you for the many kind (and a few that were less than kind) letters, emails, and voicemail messages you sent us these past few months.  Having your support enables us to do the show and encourages us to keep doing this.

As always, you can find us on Twitter at RWPodcast, on Facebook at http://facebook.com/rwpodcast, and on the web at FilmTangent.com.  Or, if you'd like to leave us feedback, you can call us at 206-495-1732 or email us at rw@filmtangent.com.  Thanks, and enjoy the show!

Time stamps provided for spoiler purposes.  Please note that we do tangent occasionally, and may have other spoilers in between:

0:00 - 9:37 ->  Catching up

9:37 - 15:58 -> Walking Dead

15:58 - 27:45 -> Breaking Bad

27:45 - 30:00 -> Mad Men

30:00 - 31:57 -> The Dark Knight Rises

31:57 - 36:10 -> Homeland

36:10 - 44:57 -> Parris' confession

44:57 - 46:50 -> The Amazing Spider-Man

46:50 - 48:44 -> Flashback to UncleGamer

48:44 - 54:56 -> The year of movies that aren't affected by the Writer's Strike

54:56 - 1:11:17 -> The continuing decline of network TV (includes mild spoilers on Parks & Rec and The Office, as well as general discussion of Alcatraz, Fringe, Terra Nova, Once Upon a Time, and a few others I may be forgetting)

1:11:17 -> Wrap up

Direct download: rw-ep45-lets_do_it_again.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:51pm PST

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
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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

After an unintentional hiatus due to real life, we're pleased to bring you the glorious return of the Remember When podcast!

Although we promised you a Doctor Who & Torchwood episode, we're pushing that off slightly.  At the top of the show, we explain why we're postponing our venture into the realm of British sci-fi, and why the delay means better things for our listeners.

We spend the rest of Episode 39 talking about our views on other TV shows, both spectacular and spectacularly bad.  First up, we cover the third season of True Blood.  With the series finale airing last month, we look back at the season overall and discuss the elements we loved, the pieces that failed miserably, and what we think needs to be fixed before Alan Ball and the cast and crew start working on the fourth season.

Then we take a long awaited dive into the deep end of Mad Men.  Jay's finally caught up with the show, and as AMC puts the fourth season to bed, we take a comprehensive look into the first few years of the show, talk about Jay's experiences with getting invested in this AMC marvel, and Parris' viewpoints on the complexities of the Draper family, and why they're so fascinating to watch.  We talk about some of the unsung heroes of the show, our favorite moments, and why this can be a tough sell for new viewers.

We spend the last 30 minutes of the show working our way through the Fall season.  It's been a lamentable slate of releases over the past few months, with early cancellations and very few stand out shows.  We talk about why this Fall TV season seems like one of the worst in recent history, some of the early standouts for us, and more.  We also discuss the remainder of episodes for Remember When in 2010, and the Big Movies we're tackling at the start of 2011.

The audio quality may be slightly off at points.  We apologize for that, and will work to have that fixed for our upcoming Doctor Who episodes.

Be sure and check us out on Twitter at http://twitter.com/rwpodcast, as well as on Facebook at htttp://facebook.com/rwpodcast.  

Our show exists and flourishes thanks to the support of our fans.  We greatly appreciate you listening to us!  If you enjoy our show, please leave us positive feedback on iTunes so that we can reach new people.  And if you want to give us your comments, please feel free to email us at rw@filmtangent.com or call our voicemail line at 206-495-1732 and leave us a message.  Please note that long distance charges may apply.  

 

SHOW NOTES

Start to 8:45 - Show intro, explanation of Doctor Who & Torchwood delay
8:45 to 16:07 - True Blood Season 3 (filled with spoilers)
16:07 to 23:08 - Recent stinkers on TV, looking back on Heroes and The Shield, as well as some Rubicon chat (almost no spoilers)
23:08 to 48:57 - Mad Men (filled with spoilers through all seasons)
48:57 to 1:22:35 - The Fall TV season (minimal spoilers, though we call them out ahead of time)
1:22:35 to End - Upcoming schedule for Remember When, Toy Story talk, and our wrap up 

Direct download: rw-ep39-blame_on_betty.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:00pm PST

Parris and Jay vs. The World

Prepare yourself for a battle royale.  Remember When is back with a new podcast, and this time, it's a battle of opinions!  

We sit down this week for a quick episode, as we look back on our respective experiences with Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.  Jay loved it passionately, Parris hated it to the point of nearly walking out.  With two diametrically opposed opinions, it's going to be a fun discussion.

Jay talks about his experiences with the movie, why he was pleased he DIDN'T read the comics ahead of time, and how he appreciates the love letter effect in the film.  Parris explains The Wife Effect, his feelings on why the romantic storyline deflated the overall film, and why Michael Cera might not have been the best choice for the role.

Two people enter the ring.  Where will it end?  Listen in and find out.

Then we wrap up the show with some talk about True Blood, Mad Men, why AMC is one of the greatest cable networks available, and our hopes and fears for the Fall TV season.  Believe it or not, we even manage to avoid spoilers in this section as well!

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 or leave us a voicemail at 206-495-1732. Please note, long distance charges may apply.

Program time stamps:

Start to 26:55 - Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (loads of spoilers)

26:55 to end - Mad Men, AMC, the Fall TV lineup, and the failings of network TV (extremely minimal spoilers)

Direct download: rw-ep38-pj_vs_world.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:25pm PST

You've been living in a dream world

You've been living in a dream world

Put on your pajamas and grab a cup of warm milk, because Episode 37 of Remember When is about to take you into the world of dreams.  

We kick off our show with our latest "Great Movie Jay Has Never Seen", discussing the 1980's camp film "Dreamscape".  It's been a quarter of a century since the movie was released in theaters, and Dennis Quaid's hair has certainly improved since then.  But whether or not Jay's going to be able to appreciate this piece of nostalgia after all this time is questionable.  Listen in as he talks about the bad decision he made with the movie, as well as why he's not kicking himself over it.

Then we dive into the Dream Within A Dream, talking about Christopher Nolan's latest cinematic release, "Inception".  Written and directed from the muse behind The Dark Knight and Memento, this film has critics raving and audiences walking out of their theaters in wonder.  We sit and offer our opinions on the film, offer our opinion on the ending (and why its various interpretations help the film achieve its brilliance), and rave about the newfound appreciation we have for Tom Hardy.  We also talk about what we think was lacking in the film, and how a second viewing should be mandatory for anyone seeing it.

Finally, we wrap up the show with some talk about our TV viewing habits of late, our thoughts on True Blood... and could a hulking be in the mix? 

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 or leave us a voicemail at 206-495-1732. Please note, long distance charges may apply.

 

Program time stamps:

Start to 11:58 - Dreamscape (with spoilers)

11:58 to 45:51 - Inception (with spoilers)

47:12 to 54:10 - Tangent #1 - (500) Days of Summer (no spoilers) and Dr. Horrible (with spoilers)

54:20 to 1:02:48 - Tangent #2 - Futurama at Comic-Con, The Avengers, Green Hornet, Scott Pilgrim, and Tron Legacy (no spoilers)

1:02:48 to 1:08:48 - Tangent #3 - Mad Men (minor spoilers), Breaking Bad (no spoilers), and the joy of AMC's programming lineup

1:08:48 to 1:09:50 - Tangent #4 - the special bonus material on the LOST boxed set (minor spoilers)

1:09:50 to 1:19:40 - Tangent #5 - True Blood (loads of Season 3 spoilers)

1:19:54 to 1:25:22 - Tangent #6 - Parris surprises Jay

1:25:23 to end - Show wrap up

 

 

Direct download: rw-ep37-youve_been_dream_world.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:30pm PST

Can't stop the signal

Remember When is back, and shinier than ever!  

In our latest episode, we talk about Joss Whedon's Firefly and the feature film follow-up, Serenity.  A cult phenomenon that lasted a mere 14 episodes (3 of which weren't aired in the original run), this show holds a special place in the hearts of Jay and Parris.

We kick off by discussing how the two of us were introduced to this legendary series, and talk about how a simple TV show turned us from enthusiastic fans into Browncoats (and what it means to be a Browncoat).  And after a fresh viewing of the entire TV run, we take a look at which episodes are our favorite, which ones will end up crumbling over time, and remark at how extraordinary it is that so many of the episodes hold up over time.  We even give you our selections for favorite and least favorite episodes.

Then we jump into the Serenity feature film.  Both of us followed this piece of cinema joy as it progressed through creation, seeing it several times in pre-release fashion before it even hit the mass market.  You won't believe how many times Jay saw the movie in total!   Serenity was a moment of beauty for both Parris and Jay, and we talk about some of our favorite scenes, pieces of dialog that tickled us, and what makes this such a spectacle to behold.

And hey, even in our Firefly-centric episode, we have a few tangents.  Fortunately though, we saved those until the end, so if you're not a fan of True Blood, you can skip right past it.  

We close our show with a BIG BIG ANNOUNCEMENT that will be the first big step for Remember When's future.  This is something you won't want to miss.

 

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 rw@filmtangent.com or leave us a voicemail at 206-495-1732. Please note, long distance charges may apply.

Program time stamps:

 

 

Start to 1:19:05 - Firefly & Serenity discussion (spoiler filled)

1:19:05 - 1:26:25 - True Blood Season 3 discussion (minor spoilers) and some other TV talk

1:26:25 to end - The BIG BIG ANNOUNCEMENT

 

Direct download: rw-ep36-cant_stop_signal.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:49am PST

You are a toy!

Less than a week after the release of our Honda Hybrid Confessions, we're back with another episode of Remember When!

In this Special Edition release, we're talking exclusively about Toy Story 3.  Jay and Parris had a chance to check out Pixar's latest release during its opening weekend spectacle, and now that we've had a chance to process it, we sit down and discuss our reactions to the movie, what went right, and what could have been improved.

Parris talks about how the saga of movies has touched his life over the past 15 years, Jay looks at the movie from a newer perspective, and we look back fondly on the series that's brought us so many laughs, gasps, and tears.  

This is a spoiler-heavy podcast, so we encourage you to see the movie in theaters before listening to this episode.  But trust us:  Bring kleenex for the last few minutes of Toy Story 3.  You'll need them.  

In the last few minutes, we pit Alien versus Aliens, talk about what you can expect from the upcoming Firefly, and give you a hint about our Big Secret Plan for Remember When.

Don't forget to join our Facebook group!  It lets you keep up to date with the show in between our podcast releases, gives you the first look at our upcoming live recording sessions, and allows you to communicate with us and your fellow Remember When fans in between shows.  Check it out at http://facebook.com/rwpodcast

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 rw@talkingaboutgames.com or leave us a voicemail at 206-495-1732. Please note, long distance charges may apply.

Program time stamps:

 

Start to 37:20 - Toy Story 3 discussion, with spoilers

37:20 to end - Alien, Aliens, announcement on the Firefly episode, and a surprise...

 

Direct download: rw-ep35-you_are_toy.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:02pm PST

Oh, Sookie!

Remember When is proud to bring you the first edition of our Honda Hybrid Confessions.  Made famous on the UncleGamer Radio show back in 2008, we're continuing our annual trend by moving Remember When to the official Live show of the Electronic Entertainment Expo.

As we zip through the Los Angeles freeway system, we talk about our initial reactions to "Bad Blood", the Season 3 opener for True Blood.  The return of Sookie, Team Bill, Team Eric, LaFayette, and Tara has been something we've both been eagerly anticipating, and we talk about what worked in the episode, what fell flat, where the show missed an opportunity, and how much fun we had.  

Then we tangent off as Jay confesses to Parris about a deep, dark, dirty secret from his Ireland trip.

We wrap up the show with a mini-homage to our old UncleGamer days as we talk briefly about video games and what we saw during the first day of press conferences at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, what we're looking forward to, and the things we're most excited about as we prepare to set foot in the convention halls of this year's E3.

This episode is presented in its raw and uncut format, recorded on-the-fly as we're sitting in a car together, giving you a chance to listen in on us during one of our normal conversations without any editing or adjustments to the recording.  As a result, you may notice a little more naughty language than usual, but we do our best to put it to good effect.  Mostly.  ;)

Don't forget to join our Facebook group!  It lets you keep up to date with the show in between our podcast releases, gives you the first look at our upcoming live recording sessions, and allows you to communicate with us and your fellow Remember When fans in between shows.  Check it out at http://facebook.com/rwpodcast

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 rw@talkingaboutgames.com or leave us a voicemail at 206-495-1732. Please note, long distance charges may apply.

Program time stamps:

Start to 12:48 - True Blood

12:48 to - 16:18 - Jay's Confession

16:18 to 26:53 - Video Game conversations

26:54 to end - Show wrap up

Direct download: rw-ep34-Oh_Sookie.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:36am PST

Farewell to LOST

After six years of living together, LOST moved into the afterlife this past weekend.  And with the show's closure, we're proud to give you our Farewell to LOST.

We take a look back at the show's final 2 and a half hours, looking at the finale episode with a fresh viewpoint, clear heart, and an open mind.   Can a show like LOST be wrapped up in a 2 hour story?  Will we find the closure we wanted or needed?  And most importantly, was it worth it?  We talk about what we loved with the finale and what we didn't enjoy.

Then we go back in time, looking at the course of the show's history.  We talk about why LOST was important when it started, how significant it was in TV history, and what it meant for the landscape of television programming over the next few years.  We also talk about some of our favorite scenes, our most missed characters, and why Nikki and Paulo are still better off dead, even from a Sideways perspective.

Lastly, we give you a look at the upcoming Remember When schedule.  Even if you're not a LOST fan and you hate when we talk about it, you don't want to miss our next two show topics.  At least one of them will be epic.

Don't forget to join our Facebook group!  It lets you keep up to date with the show in between our podcast releases, gives you the first look at our upcoming live recording sessions, and allows you to communicate with us and your fellow Remember When fans in between shows.  Check it out at http://facebook.com/rwpodcast

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 rw@talkingaboutgames.com or leave us a voicemail at 206-495-1732. Please note, long distance charges may apply.

Program time stamps:

0:00 - 1:14:30 - LOST talk

1:14:30 - 1:17:04 - Reminiscing on how LOST built a friendship

1:19:44 - End -  Upcoming schedule for Remember When

Direct download: rw-ep33-farewell_2_lost.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:06pm PST

Revenge of the Slater

As the 80's saying goes, Fair is Fair. In light of this, we're happy to bring you another episode of Remember When.

This week, our featured discussion is Heathers.  Chosen by our Facebook fans in a poll this week, Heather is the latest in Great Movies That Jay Has Never Seen, but it's also brand new to Parris as well!  We sit down and talk about the general reception of the movie, what we think of Christian Slater in one of his earliest performances, and talk about the mix of dark comedy and over the top violence.  Jay waxes philosophically about the parallels between the movie and The Catcher in the Rye, Parris feels let down by some elements of the movie, and the ghost of Christian Slater's 80's hairdo comes back from the dead to strike at the podcast.  We also tangent into 80's High School Movies in general, and how Heathers compares and contrasts against some of the greats, like Ferris Bueller's Day Off and The Breakfast Club.

Then we jump into the latest news in TV cancellations, talking about FlashForward and Heroes.  Both programs were axed by their respective networks this week, and we talk about why we're OK with these decisions, what we think about the peril of investing in a mediocre show for too long, and how some of these decisions may affect our long term viewing habits.

We also have a few things to say about LOST, with a couple of minor spoilers... but you'll have to wait until the end of the show for the surprise.

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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 rw@talkingaboutgames.com or leave us a voicemail at 206-495-1732. Please note, long distance charges may apply.

Program time stamps:

3:41 - 33:10  :  Heathers and High School Movies

33:30 - 58:52 : The cancelation of Flashforward & Heroes, and the effect of mediocre shows 

58:57 - End : Upcoming programming note (with some LOST spoilers)

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:42am PST

That TV Show on ABC

After a two month hiatus to focus on bringing a new life into the world, Remember When is proud to be back on your iPods, Zunes, and computers!

We kick off the show by continuing our Scorsese edition of Great Movies Jay Has Never Seen.  Released in 1995 and featuring an all-star cast, Parris previously stated that he expected Jay to like Casino, but not as much as he loved Goodfellas.  Will the prognostications of Parris prove poignant, or will Jay dislike this film?  We sit and talk about the joys of Scorsese's direction, the writing pace, and the stellar performance of Sharon Stone.

Then we kick into higher gear as we talk about the lead-in to the 2010 Summer movie season, Iron Man 2.  Robert Downey Jr. is back, but is his red suit still firing on all thrusters?  Did the sequel rise above the quality of the original for Jay and Parris, or was this just a so-so offering that could have been better?   And most importantly, how awesome is Scarlett Johansson in tight clothes?   We give you a spoiler-heavy look at Iron Man 2, covering what we liked, what we didn't like, and more.

Finally, we jump into our continuing discussion on LOST.  As ABC's hit show draws closer to its finish line, we talk about our increased disappointment over events in the show, the diminished impact of the show's writing, and what we think could have been improved.  We also talk about our theories for the show's ending, what we would have liked to see happen, and theorize on what contributed to the collapse of this show's universe.

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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.

Timestamp information:

Casino discussion:  4:37 - 13:45 

Iron Man 2 discussion (spoiler laden):  14:45 - 41:00

LOST discussion (spoiler laden):  52:00 - 1:14:40

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:29am PST

Go get your shinebox

No, your eyes aren't deceiving you.  This really IS a brand new episode of the Remember When show, and our third consecutive show in as many weeks!

It's a Gangster's Paradise in Episode 30, as we pull double duty in this week's segment of "Great Movies Jay Has Never Seen".  Our first feature film is Johnny Dangerously, the 1984 gangster movie spoof starring Michael Keaton and Joe Piscopo.  Written by the same scribe that brought us Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Look Who's Talking, and Night at the Roxbury, Johnny Dangerously is a farging awesome comedy in Parris' mind.  But will Jay find an appreciation for a comedy that's over a quarter of a century old?

Then we dive into our second film of the week, Goodfellas.  Recognized by the AFI as one of the greatest movies of all time, Jay braces himself for a 2 hour journey into one of his least favorite genres of film while Parris braces himself for Jay's feedback on the movie.

We also take a look back at this past week's episode of LOST.  "Lighthouse" deals with the journey of two characters as they race to save the island, but that's the only real fast-paced action we see in this week's episode.  Parris compares the show's sixth season to the Sopranos finale, we talk about our misgivings with the Sideways Universe, and discuss our most feared potential ending for the show.

We also talk a bit about Ricky Gervais' comedy brilliance, and Parris needs the paramedics after Jay surprises him with some unexpected news.

A huge thanks to all the people that have joined our Facebook group over the past week!  If you haven't joined us yet, check us out at http://facebook.com/rwpodcast.  You can keep up to date on the latest happenings with the podcast, chat with fellow listeners, and catch our thoughts on movies and TV shows in between podcast releases.

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.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:04pm PST

Digging up a frozen alien is a bad idea

Two episodes in one week?  No, you're not hallucinating.  After a mere seven days since our last release, we're proud to bring you Episode 29 of Remember When!

We kick off the show with the latest in Great Movies Jay Has Never Seen.  John Carpenter's "The Thing" is a cult classic, and one of the best performances that Kurt Russell has ever turned in over the course of his career.   But between the blood and guts and the Wilford Brimley appearance, will Jay be able to find his moment of sci-fi / horror zen?  

Then we move into current events with a recap of this week's episode of LOST.  As the final season continues with "What Kate Does", we lament what this episode didn't do, talk about where our frustrations lie, and continue to offer our predictions for how the series will end.

We even have a full 20 minute segment of tangents at the end.  What good would our show be without them?

Remember When is now on Facebook!  Be sure and follow us at http://www.facebook.com/rwpodcast to get the latest information on the show.  Facebook fans get a first look at what our show topics are, and will also receive information on when our live shows are recording, links to participate during the show recording, and get other cool stuff by participating.  Be sure and stop by!  You can also follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/RWpodcast

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:34pm PST

Hey Slick, Get Lost!

It's Super Bowl Sunday, and regardless of who you're rooting for, we can all agree that a new episode of Remember When is just what the Doctor ordered!  So kick off your day with Episode 28, and enjoy a fresh episode of movie geek goodness!

Our show starts off with a look back at a classic adventure movie from the 80's, The Goonies.  Starring Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, and Corey Feldman, this classic piece of cinema from Richard Donner is our first discussion.  We talk about what we loved about the movie when we were kids, how well the movie's aged over time, and whether or not it's still relevant in today's society.

Then we jump into Heat.  This bank heist drama from Michael Mann is the latest entry in Great Movies Jay Has Never Seen.  Not so much a movie as a long-term cinematic commitment, Heat features an all star ensemble cast, an incredible shoot out sequence, and Val Kilmer with a mullet.  But with a three hour run time, Jay's willingness to invest is put to the test, and after the first hour, his brain shuts off.

Finally, we discuss the long-awaited, greatly anticipated return of LOST.  The season premiere whetted our appetites for more Island goodness, and we talk about temporal mechanics, alternate dimensions, and parallel coincidences.   Oh, and butt-nekkid Juliet, as well.   

Our show is now on Twitter! Be sure and follow RWPodcast for the latest information on the show, including details on our live recordings where you can interact and participate with us while we capture 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.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:07am PST

Doctor What It's 2010, so put aside whatever you're doing and resolve to listen to a brand new episode of Remember When! Our subtitle for this episode is "Great stuff Parris has never seen" Episode 27 kicks off with our the discussion on The Abyss. James Cameron's big budget release from 1989 was high tech at the time, but it turns out that Parris has never seen it! We take a look back at the film, which featured revolutionary special effects at the time of its release, plus a cast featuring such notable talents as Ed Harris and Michael Biehn. Does this undersea adventure hold up over time? Will a two decade span have killed the impact of this movie? Listen in and find out. Then we move on to Cameron's latest hit, Avatar. With a billion dollars under its belt, critical and public acclaim, and the beginning of a new era for 3-D, we stop and ask... is this any good? Does the movie hold up under scrutiny? We cap off the show with yet another piece of pop culture Parris has never seen. After months of suggesting it, Big P sat down and watched the introductory episode to the legendary British show, Doctor Who. The Angels have the Blue Box, and Parris has a lot to say about this time travel extravaganza. 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.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:29pm PST

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.

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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.
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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.

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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.
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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!

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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.

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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.
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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.
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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
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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.

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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.
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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?

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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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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.

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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

Do what must be done Jay and Parris are back, and we're here with Episode 13 of Remember When!

And we hope you're settled in for a long winter's night, because we've got a doozy of a show.  With as important as the final prequel film is, we're skipping our normal segments and focusing entirely on Revenge of the Sith.  After all, there's a lot we need to discuss.

We talk about the many lost opportunities presented by Episode III (Hello, General Grevious), the awesome moments that sent us into a fanboy high, and the areas that just left us scratching our heads.  We talk about the questionable dialog, the inconsistent plot points, the lack of direction, and the failed attempts at romantic subplots.  It's an extravaganza, and nothing is off limits in Lucas's final Star Wars live action film.

We also rank the entire Star Wars saga and discuss which movies are at the top of the list, and which are towards the bottom.  Listen in, you might be surprised!

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Direct download: rw-ep13-do_what_must_be_done.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:28am PST

That's just my game Guess who's back?  Back again?  It's Remember When, so tell a friend!

We kick off the show by talking about Tombstone.  The listeners voted, and the "legendary" Western is this week's pick for Great Movies Jay Has Never Seen, barely eking out a win against Animal House. 

But what does Jay think about this "legendary" movie?  Did it change his life?  Will he hate it?  Tune into the show to find out.

Due to time constraints, the Episode III discussion is being postponed.  Hey, you didn't want us to skimp on the High Ground discussion, did you?  Instead, we talk about some of the shows and movies we're watching right now.  Parris has a new appreciation for a sitcom, and Jay's feeling the love for Sarah Connor Chronicles.

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Direct download: rw-ep12-thats_just_my_game.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:06am PST

Annie needs somebody to love Could it be?  Remember When is back on track with two podcasts in as many weeks?  Yes, that's right.  We're back again with another heaping helping of Geeky Goodness to help get your week started off with a bang.

Jay's watched The Blues Brothers, and after going through this seminal experience, he sums up the entire movie in just a single word.  What is it?  How was the movie?  Listen to the show to find out.

Parris and Jay also continue the Star Wars Prequels discussion with this week's installment, which focuses on Episode II: Attack of the Clones.  Find out what we liked, what we hated, what shouldn't have been left on the cutting room floor, and what never should have been left in the film to begin with. 

We're also putting the power of choice in your hands.  Listen to the show for your chance to help pick which of four great movies Jay needs to watch next.

We love hearing your comments on the show, so please feel free to email us at feedback@talkingaboutgames.com if you'd like to give us your thoughts and opinions.  If you enjoy the show, please take a few seconds out of your day to leave us positive feedback on iTunes.  It helps us reach more people, which will help keep the show going.
Direct download: rw-ep11-anni_needs_somebody_to_love.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:49pm PST

Dutch is a Jedi A long time ago in a galaxy far far away, there was a show called Remember When.  Well, we're back, and we've hit the ground running with Episode 10.

To kick off this week's show, we're talking about our current hotness:  Season 7 of The Shield, which is currently running on FX.  This powerhouse show is airing its final episodes, and as the show works towards its wrap up, we talk about the long and enjoyable journey that The Shield has offered, some of our thoughts on how it ends up (especially for Vic Mackey), and plot lines we'd like to see explored and completed before the ending.  

Not a fan of The Shield?  Then jump to the 31:00 mark in the show, when we bring you the long anticipated discussion that we promised you in Episode 8:  Star Wars, the prequels.  You've asked for it, you've been clamoring for it, you've sent us emails and private messages about it, and now it's finally here.  We talk about the things that Lucas got right in The Phantom Menace (yes, there actually are some!), the things we disliked, and our experiences with the prequel series. 

Of course, it wouldn't be a Star Wars discussion without a cliffhanger...

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Direct download: rw-ep10-dutch_is_a_jedi.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:00am PST

The power of the glow In this episode of Remember When, Parris sits down with guest host JVB as they discuss Berry Gordy's The Last Dragon, Boyz in the Hood, Menace 2 Society, Breakin 1 & 2, Krush Groove, and House Party.  They also reminisce about sneaking out of the house as teenagers, and their love for movies at an early age.

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Direct download: rw-ep9-power_of_the_glow.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:53am PST

A better class of criminal You've asked for it.  You've waited for it.  You've sent us dozens of emails about it, wondering when it was coming.  And now, after months of waiting, it's finally here. 

Presenting Remember When's tribute to The Dark Knight.  We've seen it, more than once.  But did we love it?  Listen to this week's show as we review what is arguably the best movie of the year. 

We start out reviewing The Dark Knight, even going over some of the problems we feel could have been trimmed out of the movie.  We analyze one of the best performances from an actor (ever), and talk about some of the jaw dropping moments where we almost needed a change of pants. 

Of course, it's not Remember When without our tangents, so we stick to what we do best.  We look back on the old Batman movies (even the Adam West one) and talk about why they're still relevant, even if they don't necessarily hold up over time.  And yes, we even talk about how other comic book movies are going to be hurt because of The Dark Knight.

This episode is filled with spoilers, so if you haven't seen The Dark Knight yet, you might want to jump to 1:17:32 to get past the majority of our spoiler discussion as we start talking about older shows.

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Direct download: rw-ep8-a_better_class_of-criminal.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:28am PST

Gilligan ate The Skipper Just because it's the weekend before E3 doesn't mean we're leaving our Remember When listeners in the dark.  We proudly present Episode 7 of the geekiest podcast available. 

We start off the show with a spoiler-y discussion on Wall-E (14:30 to 25:45) then jump into the focus of this episode:  Mel Brooks.  We spend the rest of the episode talking about three of Mel's classic films: Blazing Saddles, Spaceballs, and Young Frankenstein.  Don't worry, there's tangents galore here.

We also tangent off at the end of the show to talk about one of Jay's favorite franchises, Firefly (1:00:45). 

Are you in the Los Angeles area?  Would you like to come meet us and chat with us for a few minutes?  We'll be at the Universal Citywalk on Thursday, July 17th from 8pm to 10pm.  Come on out and say Hello, talk to us, and hang out.

If you dig the show, please take a few seconds and help us by leaving a review on iTunes, so that we can reach more people.  And if you'd like to let us know what you think, send us an email at feedback@talkingaboutgames.com!
Direct download: rw-ep7-gilligan_ate_the_skipper.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:54am PST

Hulk, where is my automobile? The fantastic summer movie season continues, and we kick off Episode Six with a tangent.  Hey, better to get them out of the way early, right? 

Jay's got a special surprise for Parris, which leads to a discussion about a recent movie (10:00 to 29:40). 

The rest of the show is dedicated to John Hughes' career.  Jay watched Sixteen Candles and Weird Science and gives us his opinions on them.  Parris talks about his crush from Ferris Bueller, and our opinions on the rest of the John Hughes movies. 

Episode Seven is being dedicated to Mel Brooks' movies, so be sure and check us out in a few weeks. 

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Direct download: rw-ep6-hulk_where_is_my_automobile.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:58am PST

No Time for Love, Dr. Jones
The summer movie season has kicked off, and it seems only fitting that our new show is dedicated to one of the quintessential adventure franchises: Indiana Jones. 

We start off with our discussion on Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, the latest release in the Indiana Jones series.  After almost 20 years, is Indiana Jones still awesome?  We also talk about the rest of the Indiana Jones series, our favorite moments, and the parts we just really hated.   If you're looking to avoid spoilers for Crystal Skull, fast forward to 21:20, when most of the spoilers are out of the way.

... wait, that's not enough?  OK, we'll throw in a few tangents for you! 

Jay watched The Iron Giant, but did he like it? 

We also talk about one of the quintessential comedy films from the last 10 years (we won't spoil the name for you). 

Parris gives us his crazy (but good) theory on who the Final Cylon is in Battlestar Galactica.

The season finale for Lost comes up, with a spoiler filled discussion as well. (52:00 to 1:13:20)

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Direct download: rw-ep5-chicago_jones_is_awesome.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:04pm PST

Remember When - Live In this special episode, which was captured during a recent recording of UncleGamer Live, we offer up an impromptu Live chat for Remember When.  After we finished the UncleGamer show, Parris and I took calls from some of our listeners asking about recent show topics and our movie interests.  It was a fun chance to connect with our listeners, and we hope you enjoy it. 

This endeavor is being considered for a future segment, where we'd do a 'real' Live show with anyone able to participate.  So please, send us your comments at feedback@talkingaboutgames.com and let us know what you think! 
Direct download: rw-ep4-rw_live.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:56am PST

The Iron Knight

Our third episode kicks off with Jay's opinions on Caddyshack. Yes, he finally sat down and watched it. What was his take on it? Find out at the start of the show.

We also had a chance to see the new release of Iron Man this past weekend. Does Marvel's newest superhero flick live up to expectations? We also tangent off into a discussion about the upcoming cavalcade of summer movies, and the awesome releases coming over the next few months (as well as the less-than-awesome ones)

The new trailers for The Dark Knight and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skulls debuted this week, and we geek out over each of them.

As a cautionary note, the Iron Man discussion contains a ton of spoilers for the movie. If you haven't seen it yet, skip from the start of the discussion to the 35:15 mark, which places you outside of the spoiler blast radius.

We really appreciate our listeners, and if you enjoy our show, we hope you'll take 60 seconds out of your day and leave us a positive review on iTunes. Also, if you want to give us your feedback, you can email us at feedback@talkingaboutgames.com

Direct download: rw-ep3-the_iron_knight.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:15pm PST

Superman, the Saran Wrap This is a special edition release, available exclusively to subscribers of our RSS feed.

In this special episode, released as part of the Gamercast Network's GTA IV launch, we're talking about the legacy of Superman movies.  Yes, even the god awful Superman III and IV releases.  You might want to forget all about those bogus storylines, but we're here to tell you:  You are not alone.  We all hate those pieces of crap.

We also talk about the long-awaited Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut release, the travesty that was the cinematic release of Superman II, and give you a helpful tip to help make Superman Returns a better movie.

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Direct download: rw-ep2.5-superman_the_saranwrap.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:58am PST

You Outta Time, Baby Welcome to the second episode of Remember When, the show that's dedicated to Geekdom and the things that makes us geeks.

This week, we're talking about the Back to the Future trilogy and our thoughts on it, the joy that is Pixar, and why we're sitting here salivating over The Dark Knight.  You want tangents?  We've got them in spades!

Our show is now in the iTunes Store!  If you haven't already, be sure and check us out there, and leave us your positive feedback.  We really appreciate everyone helping us spread the word on our new show.

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Direct download: rw-ep2-u_outta_time_baby.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:10pm PST

Welcome to the inaugural episode of Remember When, the geek podcast spin-off of UncleGamer Radio! 

In this 'pilot' episode, we talk about Battlestar Galactica's spectacular run (and the hiccups in season three), The Shield vs. The Office, and Jay's naivety towards Caddyshack.  We've got some great tangent moments in here, so if you loved the geekouts on UncleGamer, you'll enjoy this!

As this is our 'pilot' episode, we'd appreciate hearing from you.  Do you enjoy this show?  If so, please email us at feedback@talkingaboutgames.com and let us know!
Direct download: rw-ep1-lucas_was_lucky.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:13pm PST