By Eric Brasure and Richard Goodness
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||CleanTrekabout Presents Ghostbusters (2016)||After the torturously long development process, after the hype, after the (ridiculous sexist) backlash, it’s finally out and ready for audiences to enjoy. Welcome to Trekabout Presents Ghostbusters (2016). iTunes RSS||7/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrekabout Presents Ghostbusters II||Ghostbusters II has a pretty terrible reputation, but is it deserved? Well… kinda? But hey, we do get to see Bill Murray lighting up scenes again, so that’s something. Welcome to Trekabout Presents Ghostbusters II. iTunes RSS||7/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrekabout Presents Ghostbusters||In honor of women everywhere ruining the childhoods’ of whiny idiots, we’re covering the three Ghostbusters movies. One is a classic, one is a mess, and one is… well, we don’t know yet! Welcome to Trekabout Presents Ghostbusters.||7/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrekabout Presents Lost in Translation||Lost in Translation is a melancholy meditation on loneliness and alienation, so what better movie to start off our Ghostbusters season! Come join us in Tokyo, wander the city, and have adventures. Welcome to Trekabout Presents Lost in Translation. iTune||6/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrekabout Presents Chasing Amy||We’re wrapping up this season of Trekabout Presents by discussing Kevin Smith’s third movie. Is it a realistic portrayal of twentysomething sexual confusion, or is it pandering and offensive? Welcome to Trekabout Presents Chasing Amy. iTunes||4/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrekabout Presents Mallrats||Okay, let’s get this out of the way: Mallrats is a terrible movie. But how it’s terrible is, of course, extremely interesting, so join us for Trekabout Presents Mallrats. iTunes RSS||4/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrekabout Presents Clerks||Kevin Smith has been a polarizing filmmaker over his almost 25-year career, so we wanted to go back and look at his first three movies to see if his reputation is deserved. Clerks is pretentious, wordy, but, above all, funny and humane. Welcome to Tre||4/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrekabout Presents My Dinner with Andre||Look, we’re branching out even further from sci-fi! My Dinner with Andre has become a bit of a punchline, which is unfortuate, as it’s a deeply moving and intellectually stimulating movie with a lot to say. Welcome to Trekabout Presents My Di||4/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrekabout Presents The Matrix Revolutions||The revolution is happening, folks: the war between the last free human and the machines comes to a head. Will Zion be saved? Will Neo stop Agent Smith? Will Morpheus ever be relevant again? Welcome to Trekabout Presents The Matrix Revolutions. iTunes R||2/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrekabout Presents The Matrix Reloaded||Like Star Wars before it, The Matrix was never intended to be the first part of a trilogy, so it’s a nice surprise that continuing the story works as well as it does. This podcast also features 90 minutes of action sequences. Welcome to Trekabout P||2/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrekabout Presents The Matrix||Think back to a time before 9/11 and before the Columbine shootings. Do you want to watch an action movie about a group of cool terrorists shooting up government buildings? Well, of course you do! Welcome to Trekabout Presents The Matrix. iTunes RSS||2/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrekabout Presents Groundhog Day||Groundhog Day (Ramis, 1993) is a little movie that has only grown in stature and reputation since its initial release. It’s one of our favorites, and to celebrate Groundhog Day 2016, we thought we’d kick off the second season of Trekabout Pre||2/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrekabout Presents The Force Awakens||The first Star Wars movie in 10 years, Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens has a lot to live up to. Is it successfully not terrible? It is garbage (like a certain ship?) Did George Lucas go see it in Obi-Wan cosplay so as to remain incognito? Welco||12/23/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrekabout Presents Revenge of the Sith||Okay folks, we made it. We survived the Star Wars prequels. While Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith is a better movie than the previous two, it pretty much had to be, or we wouldn’t still be alive to release this podcast. Welcome to Trekab||12/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrekabout Presents Attack of the Clones||Were you surprised that we thought Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace wasn’t as bad as everyone makes it out to be? Well, prepare to be surprised again, because Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, is a bad, bad movie. Welcome to Trekab||12/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrekabout Presents The Phantom Menace||Okay everyone, take a deep breath, because it’s time for Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Now let it out and sit back, because this movie isn’t that bad! No, no–give us the benefit of the doubt. Welcome to Trekabout Presents The||12/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrekabout Presents Return of the Jedi||As a wrap-up to one the original blockbuster trilogies, Return of the Jedi is pretty satisfying. As a movie, though? It’s… uneven. But hey, Ewoks are cute and awesome, and doesn’t that count for something? Welcome to Trekabout Presents||11/25/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrekabout Presents The Empire Strikes Back||Quick! How do you follow up the unexpected blockbuster success of your homage to the sci-fi adventure serials of your childhood? Turn over a large portion of the creative control to other people and produce a markedly more mature and dark sequel? That&#||11/18/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrekabout Presents Star Wars||Because Eric Brasure and Richard Goodness needed more to do, we’re excited to present the first episode of what hopefully is a well-received and long-lasting new semi-regular podcast spinoff series, Trekabout Presents. In this episode, they begin a||11/11/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Trekkies on Star Wars (and perhaps other things in the future)
Great show. Interesting to hear two Trekkies (yes, Richard is one now) approach the Star Wars movies from a fresh perspective. (And if they generally end up thinking what a lot of Star Wars fans have thought before them...maybe we're not so different after all.) I'm probably more committed to their main Trekabout podcast but this was a nice change of pace.
Great criticism and commentary on films. Eric and Richard have a lot of fresh perspectives and, even if they disagree, they are exceptionally skilled at bouncing ideas off of one another. I cannot recommend it enough.
A Must For Genre Fans
Intelligent, fun discussion of various films with some sort of sci-fi bent. Unafraid to take positions outside of the conventional wisdom, or to look at things from surprisingly different perspectives. That they managed to find some new insights into something as ubiquitous and exhaustively examined as Star Wars is some achievement. I love it nearly as much as the "mothership" podcast, which you also ought to subscribe to.