Triple Play

In this (currently a bit sporadic) podcast, Kiyan and Dylan bring their “expertise” in film and television into the world of movie trilogies. Each episode centers around a trilogy that the duo watched in one sitting, and features behind the scenes information, a brief summary of key plot points, and a discussion on how the movies worked as a trilogy.

Taken

Taken’s first moment of relevance since 2008.

Ok so here’s where the schedule for this season gets really crazy because for some reason we had to find the least logical way to record these episodes. Yeah. But you know, given the current status of the world, I would actually really like someone to just… take me away. Like taken style, honestly would probably be better than the world we’re living in right now. I’ll be waiting for Liam Neeson to come and save me. It’s Taken, Taken 2 and Taken 3.


Show-notes:
6:00: Liam Neeson was nominated for an Oscar for Schindler’s List.
11:18: Lol November. No Time to Die is now coming in 2021.
14:42: Or a Jedi.
33:58: Why Ralph Breaks the Internet is the worst thing to ever see the light of day.
52:30: The Futurama Theorem.

Sources and other stuff:
Behind the scenes facts
Why we never got Taken 4
Olivier Megaton Taken 3 interview
Taken history lesson from AV Club
Taken explained(?)
God this site looks like it was made in 1998
2008 making of documentary


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The Godfather

It’s Ca-POLE-ah and not COP-a-la.

We recorded this in January of 2020 which means basically all of the cultural references are outdated. Also just listen to how optimistic we sound! This was also, fun fact, one of the very last episode we recorded both in person and in the old office we used to record in as we no longer have access to it. So this is quite a monumental episode. It’s The Godfather saga, Francis Ford Coppola’s magnum opus.


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Once Upon A Time…

Both Kiyan and I are upstanding citizens, I swear.

Sergio Leone returns to Triple Play with a vengeance!  With this, both Kiyan and I can officially say we’ve seen every Leone movie except for that one that no one really knows. So really we’re basically Leone experts now. I’d suggest we just shut the podcast down now but what’s the fun in that? I think the podcast will continue, anyhow… It’s Once Upon a Time in the West, Duck You Sucker! and Once Upon a Time in America.


https://www.telegraph.co.uk/films/0/upon-time-west-behind-scenes-greatest-western-ever-made/

The Long Article https://scrapsfromtheloft.com/2016/08/04/the-making-of-once-upon-a-time-in-the-west/

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/features/elizabeth-mcgovern-de-niro-and-me-109588.html

https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/70066/13-epic-facts-about-once-upon-time-america


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Fred

Take a trip down YouTube memory lane.

This week we decided to give Lucas Cruikshank some money. I’m sure he’s really hurting in this time, probably nearly broke, probably has no idea what to do with his life. And now he’s stuck at home, not much to do. Oh god is Fred gonna come back? No please don’t. Lucas, your time has come and has gone and there is no more requirement for it in the world. Please just. Let us review your movies and lets forget this all happened. It’s Fred…


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Despicable Me

Surrealism is making a come back.

I know we joke a lot in this episode as well as this description about this franchise being surrealist and also a masterpiece, but go back and watch it. Seriously, go back and watch it through the lens of them being a compilation of surrealist movie experiments and suddenly it all becomes weird as heck. I know this is more than likely not what they were going for at all, but it cannot be ignored. It just can’t! It’s Despicable Me.


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Men in Black

You won’t even remember this episode when it’s done.

I tried to dress up like the men in black once. Unfortunately I didn’t have a tailored suit so it looked pretty shitty, you know, but at least I tried. I’m not actually sure if this story is even true anymore because I’m pretty sure I had my mind erased after. So it’s just kind of fragments that I have floating around in my mind that I’m trying to assemble into a coherent story. It’s Men in Black.


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Rocky IV, Rocky V, Rocky VI

So this week we’re dressed up in America shorts while recording.

You’ll just have to trust me on the America shorts, I swear to god we were wearing them when we recorded. Rocky IV is basically the closest America has come to having legitimate propaganda, or at least until Fox News started. Is that joke too political for this podcast? I don’t think it is. It’s Rocky IV-VI, the seminal classics.


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Lord of the Rings

The biggest trilogy ever attempted for this podcast… for a long time.

This was a serious slog. Now the real question is am I talking about the editing or the watching of these movies? I could be talking about both, it’s really late at night and I’ve been up for nearly 15 hours at this point. Which isn’t really that much of a bad thing, but I’ve been working all day. A quest of my own almost. It’s Lord of the Rings, as well as the very first episode of Season 2 of Triple Play. Let’s get this start with some Peter Jackson classics.


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Inevitable: Episode 0

This week we have something new for you.

This is Episode 0 of our new podcast, Inevitable. Because, as we all know, we’re basically suckers for attention and so as soon as someone mentioned we should watch even more sci-fi everyone has to have known that this would be inevitable. Inevitable will be available on your favourite podcasting platform on October 18, 2019!

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Buzz Lightyear of Star Command

This seems somewhat fitting actually.

If you’ve made it this far, you’re one of like 6 people who have. Somehow I’m pretty sure Triple Play has only roughly 6 subscribers. It’s actually probably 5, since one of those subscribers is me, since I test that the episodes release correctly on my own phone. So yeah thanks all 5 of you! To Infinity and Beyond! It’s Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, as well as the thrilling(?) conclusion to the first “season” of Triple Play!


Show-notes:


10:40 General Grievous was a Kaleesh.
15:00 Of course they sold toys of this.
17:12 Check out Trust Your Doctor and Zenith.
22:29 Infinity War

 


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