December 16, 2016
We’re not watching the cheese-filled CBS show, we’re watching Helen Slater fight Faye Dunaway in a very strange film from the 80s. arkOS creator Jacob Cook and the talented artist & developer Jen Montes join the guys to review a piece of super hero history, Supergirl.
Chris watched way too many documentaries like You Will Believe: The Cinematic Saga of Superman to prepare for this show. Meanwhile, Jen watched Supergirl religiously as a child.
Like Superman III, Supergirl was panned by reviewers. Also, it did not do well at the box office.
Note the poster on the Wikipedia page. There’s something wrong with the Statue of Liberty.
“Look at the British Peters!” Shouts Paul. Meaning O’Toole and Cook.
Why is that Brenda Vaccaro looking so familiar?
Chris live tweeted his viewing, the new version of show notes.
Chris confuses who gets shrunk into who in Innerspace. And is this where Kara’s city is?
Paul thinks the pocket universe is the inside of Zardoz’s stone head.
Paul wonders if the spaceship flight is inspired by 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Jacob thinks this can’t be anything but a space dildo.
Chris thinks Faye Dunaway is wearing the Cybill Shepherd collection from Moonlighting.
Jen says “the flying ballet” scene is to remind us that she’s a girl and we all cringe.
What’s America like? Truckers. Matt Frewer delivers the worst dialogue as a trucker in a scene where Supergirl meets Max Headroom.
We don’t like these writers very much.
Jacob wonders why all the A&W product placement. Even on rapist truckers. Next on Law and Order: PZU (Phantom Zone Unit).
Gardner guy is also the douchey guy from the first Die Hard film.
Paul says there’s more magic in this film, but it is way more boring than Doctor Strange.
Paul compares the lengthy flying scenes to the very long Star Trek: The Motion Picture.
We have no budget so we’ve dressed all the bad guys like their from THX 1138.
Is that a morlock in the Phantom Zone? Nope, it’s Peter O’Toole!
Jacob suggests no one can replace Faye Dunaway in this film except maybe Tilda Swinton. Chris argues making the film even worse with Melanie Griffith.
Jacob recommends that listeners watch Labyrinth. Then, he says we should review it on the show. Hmm…
Jen says you need to check out Barbarella. Paul says he cannot make a better recommendation and jumps on this, well.
Chris suggests Electric Booglaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films.
In the time since we recorded this, Jacob has launched an awesome way to get your arkOS on, with his new hosted service Skylark. Jen can be found on twitter or github. Thanks to both of them for all the laughs. It’s probably our longest show because we spent 24 minutes laughing. Stay tuned for next season. It’s right around the corner, by the time we post this! Thanks for listening.