They Must Be Destroyed On Sight!

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Blood on the Tracks Episode 30: Bastard Alien(s) Part 1.

December 31st, 2019

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"Alien" (1979) and its sequel "Aliens" (1986) have influenced countless films in their wake. They both have possibly created, and definitely have made previously existing tropes popular, cementing them into pop culture to the extent that one can easily recognise an "'Alien' formula" in many different films, regardless of setting. In this episode Lee explores the soundtracks and scores of films that clearly display this formula. Considering the vast amount of films out there to choose from, there will at least be a part 2.

--Main Title from "It! The Terror from Beyond Space" (1958) --Paul Sawtell & Bert Shefter
--Main Title from "Planet of the Vampires" (1965) --Gino Marinuzzi Jr.
--Communication #1D35E1 from "Dark Star" (1974) --John Carpenter
--Connexion & Fright from "Contamination" (1980) --Goblin
--Main Title from "Alien 2: On Earth" (1980) --Guido & Maurizio De Angelis
--Sandy Kills from "Inseminoid" (1981) --John Scott
--Theme from "Forbidden World" (1982) --Susan Justin
--End Credits from "Star Crystal" (1986) --Stefanianna Christopherson
--Main Theme from "Creepozoids" (1987) --Guy Moon
--Theme from "Deep Space" (1988) --Alan Oldfield & Robert O. Ragland
--Discovery from "Leviathan" (1989) --Jerry Goldsmith
--Suite from "Harbinger Down" (2015) --Christopher Drake
--The Long Way Back from "Life" (2017) --Jon Ekstrand

Opening and closing music: End Title from "Horror Express" by John Cacavas & In Un Altro Bar from "Revolver" by Ennio Morricone.

TMBDOS! Episode 188: The Best (and Worst) First-Time Watches of 2019.

December 30th, 2019

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2019 is over and done with, but that means there needs to be some talk about what the hosts of TMBDOS! (and guest host Cameron Sullivan) thought were their best and worst first-time watches of the year. There are some surprises in this episode to be sure. They even read a sent-in list from listener Jeff Williams and respond to a YouTube comment, (because of course there was one of those).

Check out Cameron's website here. 
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Cameron's Best of 2019:

"Café Flesh" (1982)
"Murder Live!" (1997)
"Porndemic" (2018)
"The Final Wish" (2018)
"Hard Night Falling" (2019)
"The Night Never Sleeps" (2012)
"The Oath" (2018)
"Downton Abbey" (2019)
"Boys Don't Cry" (1999)

Cameron's Worst of 2019:

"Open Water 3: Cage Dive" (2017)
"Deep Blue Sea 2" (2018)
"The Irishman" (2019)
"Ant-Man and the Wasp" (2018)
"Aquaman"(2018)

Daniel's Best of 2019:

Honourable Mentions:

"The Mercenary" (1968)
"Compañeros" (1970)
"Dementia" (1955)
"StageFright" (1987)
"Baba Yaga" (1973)

Top 10:

"The Ballad of Buster Scruggs" (2018)
"The Battle of Algiers" (1966)
"California Dremaing" (1979)
"Coffy" (1973)
"Knives Out" (2019)
"Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid" (1973)
"The Pearl of Death" (1944)
"The Seven-Per-Cent Solution" (1976)
"Spider-Man: Far From Home" (2019)
"...Tick... Tick... Tick..." (1970)

Daniel's Worst of 2019:

"In the Shadow of the Moon" (2019)
"Greaser's Palace" (1972)
"Soldier Blue" (1970)
"Posse from Hell" (1961)
"Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" (2019)

Lee's Best of 2019:

Honourable Mentions:

"The Woman in Green" (1945)
"The Pearl of Death" (1944)
"The Little Stranger" (2018)
"Doctor Sleep" (2019)
"Ghost Stories" (2017)

Top 10:

"Dementia" (1955)
"Hereditary" (2018)
"Revenge" (2017)
"Next of Kin" (1982)
"...Tick... Tick... Tick..." (1970)
"The Battle of Algiers" (1966)
"Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" (2019)
"Prospect" (2018)
"Dragged Across Concrete" (2018)
"The Apartment" (1960)

Lee's Worst of 2019:

"American Made" (2017)
"Never So Few" (1959)
"Domino" (2019)
"Dr. Terror’s Gallery of Horrors" (1967)
"Holmes & Watson" (2018)
"Death House" (2017)

Featured Music: "Chariots of Fire" by Vangelis; "We're a Winner" by Curtis Mayfield; and "Click Your Fingers Applauding the Play" by Roky Erickson.

TMBDOS! Episode 187: “The Blue Carbuncle” (1984).

December 23rd, 2019

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It's the 2019 Christmas episode! Daniel and Lee are half in the bag, their guest Jack Graham is living on Airstrip One, and they are returning to the Jeremy Brett Sherlock Holmes to talk about the Holmes Christmas episode, the adaptation of "The Blue Carbuncle" from 1984. Very little editing in this one, folks. Lots of asides; bad jokes; what the hosts have watched; and listener comments are all in this jam-packed hour or so of nonsense.

"The Blue Carbuncle" IMDB 

Lee's latest appearance on Cinema Beef

Featured Music: "Sussex Carol" by R.B. Craswell & "I'm the One Who Gunned Santa Down" by Deadbolt

TMBDOS! Episode 186: “The Bermuda Depths” (1978).

December 16th, 2019

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Lee and Daniel end off their little series on film recommendations from listener Jeff Williams. This time it's the weird ABC Movie of the week from 1978, "The Bermuda Depths". Is this mash-up of fantasy & horror; featuring a beautiful undead maiden, a giant sea turtle, and a half-naked Carl Weathers sporting a bazooka harpoon any good? It's a Rankin & Bass co-production with Tsuburaya Productions, so it's at least worth a look, right? RIGHT? How would Jess Franco have done this film? Listener comments and what the hosts have watched lately is also brought up.

"The Bermuda" Depths IMDB

Featured Music: "Turtles" by Henry Mancini & "Jennie's Song" by Maury Laws, Jules Bass, and sung by Claude Carmichael.

TMBDOS! Episode 185: “The Black Cat” (1934) & “Dementia” (1955).

December 9th, 2019

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Lee and Daniel are back with two listener suggestions. First up they try and uncover some of the hidden meanings in the first team-up of Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi, in "The Black Cat" (1934). After that they get even more deep into weirdness with "Dementia" (1955). Post-WWI horrors; preservation of women in jizz; the insanity of a woman daring to get revenge for the abuse of her sex in 1950s cinema; and Ed McMahon? All of this and more, as well as a large chunk of listener comments and more of that Baby Yoda show talk.

"The Black Cat" IMDB

"Dementia" IMDB

Featured Music: "Lucifer Sam" by Pink Floyd; Music from "Dementia" by George Antheil; and "At My Front Door (Crazy Little Mama)" by The Eldorados.

TMBDOS! Intermission #25: What Have Lee & Gary Been Watching?

December 2nd, 2019

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Lee is joined by Gary Hill of Cinema Beef, and other fine podcasts, to have a very casual and highly unedited Intermission episode about the stuff they've watched as of late. There's a nice selection of films and tv series talked about.

Check out Gary at Cinema Beef 

Featured Music: "Shoo Be Doo" by Billy Burnette & "I'm On Fire" by Bruce Springsteen.