Thursday, May 21, 2015

Scarjo A Go-Go Episode 36: Chef, or, "Bite-Size"


This week writer/director/actor Jon Favreau cooks up a passion project, granting cameos to his former Iron Man 2 cast mates Robert Downey Jr and - you guessed it - Scarlett Johansson, in the food porn road trip: Chef! Has Favs finally learned how to get the best from Scarlett or should this role be sent back to the kitchen? You have to absorb this thing through your ears to find out!

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Star WTF!? Episode 31: Space Slug

You know exactly who we are talking about in this episode. No it's not Jabba the Hutt.... it's the nearly asteroid sized creature that almost cuts the Empire Strikes Back short by a good hour. It's the Space Slug, also known as Exogorth... and it is massive. So massive that the Millennium Falcon can fit between two of it's teeth. Is there more to the mysterious Space Slug than meets the eye? We shall see!

This is also the final episode in our Mike Matecha trilogy. Thanks Mike! Come back again sometime!



Space slugs, or giant space slugs, were immense lifeforms known to live in the Outer Rim Territories. At least one space slug resided in an asteroid near the planet Hoth.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The Book Was Better Episode 125: Twilight Zone the Movie (with guest host Violet)


This week we tackle our very first anthology book/film when we read the adaptation of 1983's Twilight Zone: The Movie! And joining me to unravel these four unlikely tales of terror, suspense, and supernatural, ironic, karmic retribution is ailing guest host Violet! A racist gets run out of town, old people turn young, a kid can control the world, and holy crap - there's something on the wing! This is a show that has it all!

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Monday, May 18, 2015

FPcast for May 18th 2015! Fury Road!


This week we review George Miller's mind-blowing Fury Road, talk about seeing Matt Smith and more at the Doctor Who Whoniverse experience, catch up on Game of Thrones,  and take umbrage at Jem and the Holograms. Plus more!

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

StarWTF!? Episode 30: Double-Bladed Lightsaber

In this episode Mike Matecha joins us again as we look at the Double-Bladed Lightsaber, as made popular by Darth Maul. We look at it's practicality, and discuss other Double-Bladed Lightsabers in the Star Wars Universe. We also discuss the color red and why it is always evil (THERE IS ACTUALLY A REASON!).



The double-bladed lightsaber—also called a Saberstaff, Lightsaber Lance, Doublesaber, Dualsaber, Lightstaff, or the Sith lightsaber, was a specialized type of lightsaber that consisted of a single hilt with a beam emitter at both ends, resulting in a weapon that was wielded in a similar manner to a traditional quarterstaff. 

Scarjo A Go-Go Episode 35: Her, or, "The Proxy"


This week we study Scarlett Johansson without ever even seeing her, when she appears as a disembodied voice in Spike Jonze's Her. This film has plenty to chew on, plus her hottest, weirdest, sex scene of all time!

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The Book Was Better Podcast Episode 124: Men in Black (with guest host Lizzy Unpronounceable!)


This week we're getting jiggy wit' it when we read the junior novelization of Big Willy's man-versus-alien classic Men in Black! And what better partner to go this mission than beloved guest host Lizzy Unpronounceable! Here come the MiB's!

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Monday, May 11, 2015

FPcast! The Fruitless Pursuits Podcast for May 11th 2015! Montage of Heck!


This week we clear up the tattooed Joker problem, discuss the Suicide Squad reveal, address those crazy Black Widow "monster" issues, and review Curt Cobain documentary Montage of Heck, as well as Lacey Chabert romance Christian Mingle! Plus: other stuff!

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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Scarjo A Go-Go Episode 34: Under the Skin, or, "Stripping Back the Layers"


This week is a complete change of pace as Scarlett Johansson plays the ultimate outsider in Jonathan Glaser's eerie, sci-fi thriller Under the Skin. Challenging and packed with meaning, we're going to strip back every single layer and find out what this film is really all about!

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

StarWTF!? Episode 29: Krayt Dragon

Today's episode is the Krayt Dragon, our first podcast subject that only appears on screen after it has already died. (I think, you can feel free to call me out on that.) The Krayt Dragon is seen as a skeleton  in C3P0 and R2D2's first Tatooine scenes in A New Hope. But OF COURSE there is more to say about the dragon. And most of it is a big letdown. It's short and squat and kind of like a fat lizard. But we have much more to say about it.

We also have a new special guest host on this episode. It's Mike Matecha, our good friend and fan of the show!



The krayt dragon was a large carnivorous reptile native to Tatooine.