In our least-edited show yet, we discover that big stars, glossy production values, and a classic story can’t save you from being snatch’d by the Flop House, as we discuss The Invasion. Meanwhile, Elliott tries to sell us on his medical humor, Stuart imagines the sassy sentient skateboard of his dreams, and Dan auditions for several other podcasts.
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0:00 – 0:35 Introduction and theme
0:36 – 2:46 A podcast warning is issued, and a dead-on George Takai impression is met with thundering indifference.
2:46 – 40:54 We talk about The Invasion, the latest and least-greatest take on Invasion of the Body Snatchers. At least Nicole Kidman wears a tight sweater.
40:55 – 42:38 Final judgments.
42:39 – 55:09 The sad bastards recommend.
55:10 – 56:05 Some nonsense about Karate Kid to close the show.
56:07 – 58:56 Thanks, podcasty business, goodbyes, theme, and outtakes.
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CORRECTION: Dan says in the podcast that he may be wrong about the original director of The Invasion being the person who directed Kontroll. Indeed he is. The original director was Oliver Hirschbiegel who did Das Experiment and the Academy Award-nominated Downfall. Dan apologizes for his Amero-centrism/ mixing up his German and Hungarian directors.
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Wikipedia synopsis of Invasion.
This was a good human podcast
The brief knee injury talk was retroactively wince-inducing, for listeners like myself who’re getting caught up listening to episodes out of order. I’d say “watch out somewhat-in-the-future Dan,” but if Premonition (and Knowing, for that matter) taught us anything, it’s that foreknowledge wouldn’t help. Oh well, all in the past now, I suppose.
Aliens replacing humans with robots? Did they predict the plot to Nier: Automata?