5: Retro TV – The ABC Sunday Night Movie

Scott and Arnold head  to the 1980s (mostly) for the first in a recurring series of episodes that will take the G2V team back into the annals of “Retro TV!” But where do they go first? Let’s let the voiceover explain…

“Tonight, a special G2V presentation. A nostalgic journey to a time before the Internet, before DVDs, when cinematic blockbusters arrived on your screens via a television network dedicated to providing weekend entertainment for the whole family. Scott Alan Woodard, Arnold T. Blumberg, Joel Crager, Ernie Anderson, and all your favorite stars! THE ABC SUNDAY NIGHT MOVIE!

…although tonight’s episode is meant for the entire family, some of the discussion may veer into sensitive subject matter such as poorly edited James Bond films, nuclear destruction, and even death by gorilla foot. Parental discretion is advised.”

SPECIAL NOTE: We talk about the horrendous ABC edit of ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE and not knowing quite how that came to be. After we completed the episode, we found a website that purports to offer an answer, so see the link below for that explanation!

By the way, what would you like Scott and Arnold to discuss in future “Retro TV”-themed installments? Let us know at contact@g2vpodcast.com or on our Facebook page!

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The ABC Sunday Night Movie (Wikipedia)

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service ABC Edit Clip Part 1

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service ABC Edit Clip Part 2

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service ABC Edit – An Explanation!

Superman ABC Premiere Promos and Opening

Superman III Unique ABC Opening

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (Opening)

The Ten Commandments (Opening)

The NBC Big Event: King Kong (Second Night Opening)

G4’s Movies That Don’t Suck (Opening)

G4’s Movies That Don’t Suck (Bumpers)

4: Abramsverse Star Trek

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Scott and Arnold beam up to an alternate reality and shield their eyes from the lens flare (no, that will never get old) as they prepare to dive deep into the action-packed reinvention of the venerable STAR TREK franchise that some have dubbed “Abramsverse Trek!” So grab some beer, fill up the engine room tuns, rev it up to Warp Factor Whatever, and set phasers to “doesn’t transwarp beaming and magic blood ruin everything?”

Oh, and do we need to warn you that since we discuss both movies in depth, there’s a spoiler storm ahead akin to an asteroid field or a Mutara Nebula made entirely of spoilers? So now you know.

NOTE: We had another technical glitch, with some of Arnold’s audio making him sound a bit drunk (he doesn’t even drink!), but it’s yet another lesson learned for next time – remember to kill all background backups!

ALSO: Be warned, voices are raised a few times – maybe it’s just because of how much we care. Ultimately it’s all a result of us having a great time doing the show!

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SHOW LINKS:
What’s the future of Star Trek after “Into Darkness?” (io9.com)

Star Trek Continues

Star Trek Continues E01: “Pilgrim of Eternity” (on Vimeo)

Star Trek New Voyages Phase II

RedLetterMedia – Mr. Plinkett: Star Trek Into Reference (we didn’t talk about this in the episode, but it’s worth it!)

3: Ray Harryhausen

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Ray Harryhausen was a legend long before he died on May 7, 2013, leaving behind a legacy of magical movies filled with extraordinary creatures, amazing adventures, and some of the most memorable moments emblazoned into the hearts and minds of generations of fantasy filmgoers. In this special tribute episode, Scott and Arnold talk about the career of a man that made rubber and metal into living icons of pop culture, from the giant monster invasions of the 1950s to the sorcerous exploits of Sinbad the Sailor and the beasts of classical mythology.

NOTE: We had a few occasional technical hiccups this time, resulting in slightly variable audio quality. It’s all sorted out now, and we’ll be back on track and sounding fantastic next episode!

ALSO: Scott wanted to correct a slip during the episode. ADI is Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc., linked below. We’ve also provided a link to the exciting Kickstarter campaign page for “Harbinger Down,” so check below!

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Ray Harryhausen: The Official Website

Ray Harryhausen 90th Birthday BAFTA Tribute

TCM Remembers Special Effects Legend Ray Harryhausen (1920-2013)

Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc.

HARBINGER DOWN: A Practical Creature FX Film by Alec Gillis/ADI

2: Evil Dead Part 2

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We continue with part two of a conversation all about the EVIL DEAD franchise that led up to the 2013 remake, including the rare 1978 short feature, WITHIN THE WOODS, THE EVIL DEAD, EVIL DEAD II (DEAD BY DAWN), and ARMY OF DARKNESS. Those primitive screwheads Scott and Arnold talk about blood, trees, toys, games, and all the ways the adventures of Ash and Mia have possessed pop culture. What else can we say but…”Join us!”

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Evil Dead 2: 25th Anniversary Edition Blu-Ray

Evil Dead / Army of Darkness Toys

Army of Darkness Comics – Dynamite Entertainment

The Evil Dead (Computer Game)
Evil Dead: Hail to the King
Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick
Evil Dead: Regeneration
Evil Dead: The Game
Army of Darkness Defense

Within the Woods

Army of Darkness Boardgame
Army of Darkness Cardgame
Army of Darkness Roleplaying Game
Deadlands (Classic) Roleplaying Game

The Cabin in the Woods

Evil Dead: The Musical

1: Evil Dead Part 1

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The G2V Podcast kicks off with Candarian demons! It’s part one of a conversation all about the new EVIL DEAD and the beloved horror franchise that led up to the 2013 remake, including the rare 1978 short feature, WITHIN THE WOODS, THE EVIL DEAD, EVIL DEAD II (DEAD BY DAWN), and ARMY OF DARKNESS. Those primitive screwheads Scott and Arnold talk about blood, trees, toys, games, and all the ways the adventures of Ash and Mia have possessed pop culture. What else can we say but…”Join us!”

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Ataque de Pánico! (Panic Attack!)

Within the Woods

Deadites Online

Army of Darkness DVD Comparison