Our Man Flint


A dancing, swinging, good time on this episode because Chris has quit the synopsis. So guests Jacob & Sean dive right into this film to talk Mormon spies, a harp as a weapon, the distinct varieties of bouillabaisse, and the island of misfit Canadians.

  • In this film the title character is played by James Coburn who is playing Flint as Spock.
  • Paul adds that this is Spock in the love planet episode.
  • Sean says this film is way better than Murderer’s Row, the last film we asked him to watch.
  • It has happened, we broke Jacob with Our Man Flint.
  • The sequel to this film is Austin Power’s favorite film.
  • Chris is waiting for the future these 60s films promised. Where are the pneumatic tubes?
  • The organization bent on taking over the world reminds Jacob of E.V.I.L. from Spongebob Squarepants. Also, who knew there was a SpongePedia?
  • “To the computer!” Everyone ran to UNIVAC or more precisely the women who program it, Hidden Figures for real. Well, in a movie from the time.
  • Flint can do anything! A kick ass Jesus figure. Remember when we watched UHF? Here’s a trailer from that film for Gandhi II.
  • The “incredulous” claim that this movie is the basis for Rain Man.
  • An Automan reference that only Chris gets.
  • Every movie needs a Hans Gruber?
  • It’s Devon from Knight Rider playing Devon in this film, but he’s a bad guy? Bland villain is bland.
  • The supervisor programming women to be “pleasure units” is Mr. Whipple? Say it isn’t so!
  • This movie was premiered in Jamaica and reviewer Pauline Kael thought that was the only reason this movie received positive reviews.
  • Not going to lie, Jacob is obsessed with Jodorowsky. He always brings up The Holy Mountain. Is he challenging us to watch this?
  • Obviously Zardoz stole the “programming” scene from Our Man Flint.
  • Darwin Deez has this music video made entirely from stock footage. Directed by Keith Schofield.
  • Sets, logos, and other designs from this film are used in the TV show Land of the Giants.

Thanks for listening! This was a tremendous amount of fun thanks to Jacob and Sean. Check out Jacob on Twitter or his Slowne.ws. You can find Sean on Twitter and read his musings on open source and decentralization projects over at We Distribute.

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