From Broadcast Depth – Episode 50: ‘He’s Our You’ & ‘Whatever Happened, Happened’

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A further look into Sayid’s past reveals more about how he was shaped into the killer he has become, his association with Ben after leaving the Island, and what he feels his purpose is for returning to the Island. We also learn Kate’s purpose for returning and what happened to Aaron. These episode shed some light on how the DHARMA Initiative operates and Ben Linus’ past, with some mixed feelings from our hosts. Continue reading From Broadcast Depth – Episode 50: ‘He’s Our You’ & ‘Whatever Happened, Happened’

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The Reel World Christmas Special 2018

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Tis the season for more podcasts! Mike & Matt return for two more alternative Christmas films, and don’t worry, neither of them are Die Hard! Mike Thomas shares his childhood(?!) memories of LA Confidential and all its problematic content while Matt Waters brings another Shane Black detective story in The Nice Guys.

Remember everybody: Facism Bad, Characters Are Important. Continue reading The Reel World Christmas Special 2018

From Broadcast Depth – Episode 49: ‘LaFleur’ & ‘Namaste’

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This week’s episodes focuses on the DHARMA Initiative, and how Sawyer, Juliet, Miles, and Jin have made a brand new life for themselves in the seventies amongst them. Of course their new life is torn asunder with the arrival of Jack, Kate, Hurley, and Sayid to the Island. In the present day, Sun and Lapidus go looking for Jin and make a harrowing discovery.

Ben and Kevin discuss their thoughts on the show focusing on the Dharma Initiative in its hay day, a production snafu that set the LOST fan community ablaze, a fairly major continuity error (possibly two?), and some surprisingly awesome team ups. Continue reading From Broadcast Depth – Episode 49: ‘LaFleur’ & ‘Namaste’

The Sky Scorchers – Episode 1: The Matrix

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Several months too early for the 20th Anniversary of The Matrix, Mike & Matt return to podSeveral months too early for the 20th Anniversary of The Matrix, Mike & Matt return to podcasting in triumphant fashion to break down the mega-franchise in their latest mini-series. Who’s ready for some shockingly professional podcasting?! Continue reading The Sky Scorchers – Episode 1: The Matrix

From Broadcast Depth – Episode 48: ‘The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham’

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This may be our most controversial episode to date, as our hosts take to task an almost universally beloved episode of LOST as an example of Season 5 showing some major cracks. There’s plenty to like, but also some serious inconsistencies, what Ben feels is a major cop out from the writers, and a small change that would have made a world of difference in how this episode was viewed.

This is one we’re hoping to hear a lot of feedback from listeners, so contact us on social media or email below to share your thoughts on our thoughts on The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham! Continue reading From Broadcast Depth – Episode 48: ‘The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham’

From Broadcast Depth – Episode 47: ‘This Place Is Death’ & ‘316’

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Some big answers are given on this week’s episode, namely, how does Locke get off the Island and how do the Oceanic Six make it back to the Island? LOST delves into some fan service but showing us the halcyon days of Rousseau on the Island, including filling in the gaps on some of the stories she’s told in previous seasons, and another appearance from the Smoke Monster. To help you out, Ben has helped establish a small timeline of events to put things into context. One of these two episodes provides what the hosts feel is the best quote in the show’s history, and a Top 10 overall episode to boot. Continue reading From Broadcast Depth – Episode 47: ‘This Place Is Death’ & ‘316’

From Broadcast Depth – Episode 46: ‘Jughead’ & ‘The Little Prince’

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As the Island gang continues to travel through time, a lot is learned about the history of the Island and Charles Widmore’s relationship to it as they end up in 1954 where a hydrogen bomb threatens the Island’s current inhabitants. Locke also thinks of a plan that could put an end up to the spontaneous flashes through time. Off the Island, Desmond is on the hunt for Daniel Faraday’s mother, and Ben Linus gets closer to bringing the Oceanic Six together.

Ben has a theory as to why he may have some issues with Season 5, and why he wasn’t so surprised to see a presumed to be dead character return. A mixed bag of episodes this week, but a lot to discuss! Continue reading From Broadcast Depth – Episode 46: ‘Jughead’ & ‘The Little Prince’