The Pod Bay Doors Podcast

The Pod Bay Doors Podcast, Episode #84: To Be or Not To Be (1942)

The Pod Bay Doors Podcast, Episode #84: To Be or Not To Be (1942)

This episode, Doug and Jerry celebrate Valentine’s Day and a birthday with Ernst Lubitsch’s To Be or Not to Be from 1942. It’s a brilliant, multi-layered romantic comedy that skewers Nazis and brilliantly showcases stars Carol Lombard (in her final film role) and Jack Benny (whose birthday is February 14th). It’s a true masterpiece but […]

| February 11, 2019
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The Pod Bay Doors Podcast, Episode #79: Rocky (1976)

The Pod Bay Doors Podcast, Episode #79: Rocky (1976)

This episode, Jerry and Doug go to Philly for some cheese-steaks and boxing as they discuss the 1976 film Rocky, one of Jerry’s childhood favorites. Put up your gloves and get ready to go the distance.

| January 6, 2019
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The Pod Bay Doors Podcast, Episode #78: The Thin Man (1934)

The Pod Bay Doors Podcast, Episode #78: The Thin Man (1934)

This week Doug and Jerry welcome 2019 as they hobnob with socialites Nick and Nora Charles, while they slum it with the dregs to solve murders. It’s The Thin Man (1934) and its 5 sequels. These six films comprise the most charming series in film history. Pour yourself a drink and settle in, there are […]

| December 31, 2018
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The Pod Bay Doors Podcast, Episode #77: The Apartment (1960)

The Pod Bay Doors Podcast, Episode #77: The Apartment (1960)

Merry Christmas! To celebrate, Jerry and Doug explore extreme lonliness during the holidays with Billy Wilder’s great film The Apartment (1960). This is fantastic, movie-wise. Adultry! Suicide attempt! Alcoholism! Gin Rummy! Come on in, the key is under the mat. #TheApartment #BillyWilder #JackLemmon #ShirleyMacLaine #FredMacMurray #RayWalston #Christmas #ChristmasEve #ChristmasParty #Cuba #BestPicture #Oscar #Oscars #AcademyAwards

| December 24, 2018
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The Pod Bay Doors Podcasts, Special Episode: The Star Wars Holiday Special (1978)

The Pod Bay Doors Podcasts, Special Episode: The Star Wars Holiday Special (1978)

In this very special episode, Jerry makes Doug revisit the attrocity that is the long-suppressed Star Wars Holiday Special on the event of its 40th anniversary. Copies of this exist to make the prequel trilogy look good by comparison. Links: Tobor commercial ILG commercial Newsbreak #StarWars #TheStarWarsHolidaySpecial #Christmas #ChristmasSeason #Kashyyykk #Chewbacca #Malla #Itchy #Lumpy #HanSolo […]

| December 18, 2018
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The Pod Bay Doors Podcast, Episode #76: Scrooge/A Christmas Carol

The Pod Bay Doors Podcast, Episode #76: Scrooge/A Christmas Carol

This episode, Doug and Jerry go backward in time, come back to the present and drift to the future with Scrooge (1951) and a discussion of many other versions of the Dickens classic A Christmas Carol. #PodBayMoviePodcast #Christmas #ChristmasDay #ChristmasEve #AChristmasCarol #Scrooge #AlistairSim #CharlesDickens #EbenezerScrooge #TinyTim #BobCrachit #GhostofChristmasPast #GhostofChristmasPresent #GhostofChristmasYettoCome #1951 #TCM #TurnerClassicMovies

| December 17, 2018
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The Pod Bay Doors Podcast, Episode #74: Fanny and Alexander (1983)

The Pod Bay Doors Podcast, Episode #74: Fanny and Alexander (1983)

Welcome to the Christmas Season! With Turkey Month a painful memory, Doug and Jerry take another trip to Sweden and Ingmar Bergman to get to know Fanny and Alexander (1982). Opening at Christmas then going throughout a year in the lives of the eponymous sibling pair, we live with them and their family through good […]

| December 3, 2018
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The Pod Bay Doors Podcast, Episode #73: Superman III (1983)

The Pod Bay Doors Podcast, Episode #73: Superman III (1983)

This episode wraps up the 2nd Annual Turkey Month with another stinker. This time, Jerry and Doug pick over the carcass of Superman III (1983), otherwise known as Richard Pryor’s Superman. Of all that can be said of any other Superman movie, this is the only one that treats him as an afterthought. Doug would […]

| November 26, 2018
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