Cowboy Bebop

Classic Cult TV Club

Cowboy Bebop, Series 1, episode 1 Asteroid Blues

Episode first screened In Japan 24th October 1998.

Podcast recorded 06-02-2019

Welcome to the Classic Cult TV Club, (CCtvC), for another engaging discussion of a popular pre-2000 TV Classic

This month the “Cultists” watch the first episode of much loved, award winning, Japanese Anime series, Cowboy Bebop. The multi facetted animated story inspires much enthusiastic discussion about the themes, influences, story, characters and the music.

 

Opening and closing music courtesy of Matt Oakley @Free Music Archive

(http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Matt_Oakley/80s_TV_1/The_Incredible_Shrinking_Larry)

Image courtesy of Mahala Cambion

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Bandersnatch

Classic Cult TV Club Special

Bandersnatch, a unique episode of Black Mirror.

(***with spoilers***)

(Released on Netflix 28th December, 2018)

Welcome to the Classic Cult TV Club, (CCtvC), Special with Justin, Janette, Lisa, Alex, Angus and Gypsy.

It is a fixed belief of the Classic Cult TV Club that rules are to be broken, well club rules anyway. Once again the “Cultists” are watching a new release and this is a groundbreaking one. Black Mirror is a series noted for delving into the pros and cons of technology and this episode is no exception, exploring new ways of viewing made possible by streaming sites such as Netflix. Described as an “interactive film”, Bandersnatch combines aspects of video game with television and it is.. fun.

So do the “cultists” make the best choices, what other courses could they take, and how many different story lines are there? Listen to find out but be warned, there are spoilers. This podcast is aimed at those who have already watched/played Bandersnatch.

Opening and closing music courtesy of Matt Oakley @Free Music Archive

(http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Matt_Oakley/80s_TV_1/The_Incredible_Shrinking_Larry)

 

Hope you enjoy it.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer; School Hard

Classic Cult TV Club

Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Series 2, episode 3 School Hard

Episode first screened In U.S. 29th September 1997.

Podcast recorded 09-01-2019)

Welcome to the Classic Cult TV Club, (CCtvC), for another engaging discussion of a popular pre-2000 TV Classic

The Classic TV "culters" watch a "gateway" episode of legendary 90s supernatural horror series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The first of many popular series to be created by Joss Whedon, writer, producer, director and composer, Buffy ran for seven series and quickly acquired a devoted fan following. The series centres round the struggles of Buffy Summers, teenage/young adult vampire slayer as she comes of age and comes to terms with her unique ability.  The episode School Hard is generally considered one of the best as it introduces popular recurring villains, Spike and Drusilla.

 

Opening and closing music courtesy of Matt Oakley @Free Music Archive

(http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Matt_Oakley/80s_TV_1/The_Incredible_Shrinking_Larry)

 

Hope you enjoy it.

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The Avengers, Too Many Christmas Trees

Classic Cult TV Club

The Avengers, Series 4, episode 12 Too Many Christmas Trees

Episode first screened In U.K 25 December 1965.

Podcast recorded 05-12-2018)

Welcome to the Classic Cult TV Club, (CCtvC), Christmas Special with Justin, Lisa, Alex, Angus and Janette.

To celebrate the festive season the “culters’ discuss an episode of the cult tv classic series, The Avengers, not the Marvel superheros but the original, ITV “spi-fi” series that ran from 1961-1969 in the U.K. It was the brain child of Sydney Newman, (1971-1997), Canadian film and TV producer working in the U.K. who went onto to develop Dr Who.

The series features suave secret agent, John Steed and the female, “side-kick” co stars, played first by Honour Blackman as Emma Gale, (81-4) then the legendary Dianna Rigg as Emma Peel, (65-68) and finally Linda Thorson as Tara King. The first four series were filmed in black and white.

(Of interest, initially Emma Peel was paid less than the cameramen. She demanded equal pay to her co-star, and was granted it.)

In this episode John Steed’s dreams of a surreal Christmas Landscape inhabited by an evil Santa begin to come true. Is the answer to the mystery to be found while kicking back at a Dicken’s themed country house Christmas Party?

Episode available to watch on dailymotion

 https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6tuc6c

Opening and closing music courtesy of Matt Oakley @Free Music Archive

(http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Matt_Oakley/80s_TV_1/The_Incredible_Shrinking_Larry)

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Batman 1960s Style

Batman, Season 1, episode 5 The Joker is Wild & 6, Batman is Riled

(First screened In U.S, 1966. Recorded 14-11-2018)

Welcome to the Classic Cult TV Club, (CCtvC), episode four with Justin, Lisa, Alex, Terry and Janette.

In this episode “culters” discuss the dynamic duo of daring do, Batman and Robin the boy wonder in the classic of classics, the iconic 1960s Batman TV series, the one with that theme tune, dada dada, dada, BATMAAAAN”. A strong contender for the Classic Cult TV Club’s cheesiest show ever gong, the series, though only running for two years from 1966 to 1968, certainly packed a punch in popular culture.

The episodes put under the Cult TV Club spotlight  are The Joker is Wild and Batman is Riled from the first series. So crackers at the ready for an audacious adventure with the dynamic duo…

 

Opening and closing music courtesy of Matt Oakley @Free Music Archive

(http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Matt_Oakley/80s_TV_1/The_Incredible_Shrinking_Larry)

 

Hope you enjoy it.

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Round the Twist; Spaghetti Pig-Out

(recorded  5th September 2018)

Welcome to the Classic Cult TV Club, (CCtvC). This month Justin, Janette, Lisa, Alex, Gypsy and Angus discuss an episode from a TV series that the younger members grew up with and loved rather than the older members. Made in the late eighties/early nineties, children’s fantasy series Round the Twist, has a distinctive Aussie flavour. Based upon the short stories of Paul Jennings, the series was noted for its unreserved approach to many taboo subjects. We discuss episode five from series one, Spaghetti Pig Out which involves a spaghetti eating competition and a remote control with magical properties. The result is, to say the least, messy.

So does the episode hold up after thirty years? How does it reflect cultural changes and what do those who did not grow up with it think of it?

Opening and closing music courtesy of www.bensound.com

 

Hope you enjoy it.

You can find the episode here, https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5uh9sh

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Special Dr Who Series 11 Episode 1; The Woman Who Fell to Earth

Classic Cult TV Club Special

Dr Who, Series 11, episode 1, The Woman Who Fell to Earth

(First screened 8-10-2018 recorded 10-10-2018)

Welcome to the Classic Cult TV Club, (CCtvC), Special with Justin, Janette, Lisa, Alex, Angus and Gypsy.

The only criteria we have here in the Classic Cult TV Club for our selection of TV shows is that the series originally screened prior to 2000. But we like to occasionally break our own rules.

We “cultists” got together to celebrate the start of the new series of Dr Who armed with Jammy Dodgers, fish fingers and custard, jelly babies and chips. New show-runner and new Doctor? Here are our thoughts..

Opening and closing music courtesy of Matt Oakley @Free Music Archive

(http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Matt_Oakley/80s_TV_1/The_Incredible_Shrinking_Larry)

 

Hope you enjoy it.

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Classic Star Trek

Classic Cult TV Club

Star Trek; The City on the Edge of Tomorrow

(recorded 2nd August 2018)

Welcome to the second “episode” of Classic Cult TV Club, (CCtvC). This month Justin, Janette, Lisa, Alex and Gerry discuss an episode from the very first series of the immortal Star Trek; which originally aired on 6th April, 1967, before many of our “Clubbers” were born.

 The City on the Edge of Tomorrow was selected because it was scripted by Harlan Ellison who died in June this year, (on the day we recorded the very first episode of Cult TV Club in fact).

So does the episode hold up for a modern audience? What do those who are familiar with more recent Star Trek series think and what happened to the red shirts?

Opening and closing music courtesy of www.bensound.com

 Hope you enjoy.

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Episode One. Radio Goodies

Radio Goodies

(recorded 28th June 2018)

The first “episode” of Classic Cult TV Club, (CCtvC) Justin, Janette, Lisa, Alex, Angus and Gypsy, (who joined in mid way through), discuss a classic episode of the 70s cult British TV comedy series, The Goodies. The episode in question is “Radio Goodies” in which the intrepid three attempt to set up their own pirate Radio Station in the North Sea. The ongoing joke, that they have only one record, A Walk in the Black Forest, was the inspiration for the CCtvC so we had to start with this one.

So does the episode hold up for a modern audience? What do those who grew up with it think of it all and how does a Goodies novice react?

Opening and closing music courtesy of www.bensound.com

Hope you enjoy.

If you want to watch the episode you can find it here. Radio Goodies

And if you are curious as to what the Goodies were playing, over and over you can find it here. (A Walk in the Black Forest)

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