Episode 38: Comic-Con 2013

25Jul

Another epic Comic-Con International in San Diego has now come and gone, and the nerd hangover has begun.  As has taking to the internet to try to sort out the mass information overload that was the Con.  Let hosts Tim Watts and Michael O'Connell, both Comic-Con vets, give you a personal tour of the Con experience and talk about some of the post-apocalyptic highlights of the weekend in this edition of Post-Apodaclypse.

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Episode 37: Dragons are dicks (Reign of Fire)

17Jul

Post-Apodaclypse has covered various types of apocalypse scenarios thus far.  Nuclear apocalypse.  Zombie apocalypse.  Pandemic apocalypse.  Even vampire apocalypse.  But in 2002, one film chose to go where no post-apocalyptic movie had gone before.  The DRAGON apocalypse.  Join hosts Tim Watts and Michael O'Connell for a look at mankind's last stand against the fire-breathing beasties in Reign of Fire.

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Episode 35: Summer Movie Series 2013: World War Z

4Jul

The Post-Apodaclypse Summer Movie Series continues as Tim Watts and Michael O'Connell give their reviews on the highly-awaited World War Z, the Brad Pitt mega zombie spectacular based (kind of) on the Max Brooks book of the same name.  Stories have flown through the press for months about massive rewrites and reshoots on this film, leading many to believe it had turned into a complete fiasco that was doomed to failure and ridicule.  Did all the fixin's do the job?  Tune into this episode and find out.

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Episode 34: Summer Movie Series 2013: This is the End

27Jun

Post-Apodaclypse is hitting the theaters to bring you this summer's hottest post-apocalyptic movies!  To begin, hosts Tim Watts and Michael O'Connell talk about one of this summer's most anticipated films, the end-of-the-world comedy This is the End, starring Seth Rogen, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Jay Baruchel and a host of other celebrities playing themselves. When the apocalypse hits in the middle of a party in the Hollywood Hills, can friendships--and mankind--survive?  Tune in and see if it lives up to the hype!

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Episode 29: PostApoc.Net

16May

Post-Apodaclypse is a member of a site called PostApoc.net, which is a repository for links to post-apocalyptic content.  There's piles of stuff to explore, from films to online fiction to gaming to comics to podcasts to real life preppery to products and more.  There's message boards.  There's live chats.  There's reviews.  There's everything!  Join hosts Tim Watts and Michael O'Connell for an audio tour through some of this material and discussion on a few highlights.

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Episode 27: Cinema Crapfest - Gangland and Dream Warrior

2May

It's time once again for Post-Apodaclypse to shine its light on post-apocalyptic films that are...well...crappy.  On this edition, hosts Tim Watts and Michael O'Connell will take a painful look at the 2001 post-nuke/pandemic/kung fu flick called Gangland, which (kind of) stars Ice T and Coolio, and the 2003 film called Dream Warrior, in which Lance Henrickson and the guy from TV's Beastmaster face off in a post-meteoric future where people have started to gain special abilities, and are therefore feared and hunted for it.   The boys watch these films so you don't have to, so 1) you're welcome, and 2) tune in and join the fun!

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Episode 24: This Episode Sucks (the vampire apocalypse)

11Apr

Everybody loves vampires, right?  They're those bad guys we love to hate who must be stopped (by stake or flame or good old-fashioned decapitation) before they've drained us all.  But what if the bad guys won?  On this episode of Post-Apodaclypse, hosts Tim Watts and Michael O'Connell look at a sub-genre of post-apocalyptic fiction known as the vampire apocalypse, where vampires become the engine for mankind's destruction.  Two modern examples will be explored - The 2010 film called Stake Land, and the season 3 episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer called "The Wish".  Tune in and pass the garlic.  This episode's gonna suck.

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Episode 21: Un Nino y Su Perro

19Mar

In 1984, Don Johnson would become one of the most recognized faces in the world when Miami Vice hit the TV screen.  But in 1975, he was busy wandering the post-nuclear wastelands with a telepathic dog, searching high and low for popcorn and (non-consensual) love.  Before Max got Mad and took the Road to Thunderdome, the cult classic A Boy and His Dog, based on the 1969 novella by Harlan Ellison, showed us a world gone crazy after the bombs stopped dropping.  Join Post-Apodaclypse hosts Tim Watts and Michael O'Connell as they examine this unique (and frankly, quite messed up) film.  Trust them.  They have...good taste.

PLEASE NOTE:  This episode does have some audio problems, which have now been resolved on future episodes.  Our apologies and our hopes that they do not detract from your listening pleasure.

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Episode 20: Remember the Titan (AE)

11Mar

In the year 2000, famed animator Don Bluth created what, thus far, has turned out to be his last animated feature film.  It starred such voice talents as Matt Damon, Bill Pullman and Drew Barrymore, and was called Titan AE. Mixing old-school animation with 1990s computer animation, and with a fat indie rock soundtrack, the film was a huge financial failure for Fox Animation.  But is it worth seeing all these years later?  Join Post-Apodaclypse hosts Tim Watts and Michael O'Connell as they rap about this tale of Earth's orphans seeking survival and rebirth among the stars.

PLEASE NOTE:  There were sound problems recording this episode, so we apologize for them in advance.

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Episode 19: Those Funky (12) Monkeys

4Mar

You like post-apocalyptic settings?  You like time travel?  You like seeing Bruce Willis' ass a whole lot?  Well, we have got the movie for you.  Join Post-Apodaclypse hosts Tim Watts and Michael O'Connell as they break down the 1995 Terry Gilliam classic 12 Monkeys, where Bruce is sent back in time to unravel the secret of the plague that eliminated 99% of humanity.  Also, the PA guys talk about the happenings on this year's Academy Awards.

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