Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Episode 18: 'Planet of the Apes' MARATHON!

"They did it. They finally did it."

Prepare yourselves for the Simian movie invasion! This week Jon and Joel decide they have too much free time in their lives, and undertake a weighty task: watching the entire 'Planet of the Apes' franchise, culminating in film #48664, 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'! Will they make it all the way through? If the philosophical dilemmas and bomb cults don't get them, what will they think of the prosthetics? Or the prosthetics under prosthetics? And how many crying statues can two guys take? IT'S A MADHOUSE!

Meanwhile, Joel constructs a bookcase to put his boxes of books on; Jon is still embibing Soylent and trying it out with new flavors; and Joel gets to ride 'The Haunted Mansion'! But really they have no lives, because they just watched an entire franchise. Maybe they should go read something, or take a nap. Geez.

<meta_aside>SPOILERS ABOUND</meta_aside>



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Topics this week include:
- The ''Planet of the Apes' franchise!
- 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'.
- Rod Serling.
- Roderick Andrew Anthony Jude McDowall.
- Andy Serkis, King of the Universe since his birth by the goddess Nymphromaniac.
- Paul Dehn, a British screenscreenwriter.
- Jerry Goldsmith, a living legend.
- Fantastical vs. familiar science fiction.
- Religion in science-fiction.
- D.I.Y. Soylent.
- Patience as a false virtue (coming to a blog near you!).
- Joel's PBotW: 'Swamp Thing: Seeder'.

Homework this week includes:
- 'Barbara Ann'.
- Joel hates 'The Twilight Zone', but Jon just can't remember what it's called. Which situation is worse?
- List all the name drops in this episode.
- (NO EXTRA CREDIT THIS WEEK. AND J&J GRADES ON A CURVE, SO SUCK IT.)

Essential Quotations:
- "I'd kill a man if he called me a monkey."
- "Why hello, mysterious man! Welcome, welcome!"
- "I'll have to read that... or not." "Mmm, hey I heard that!"

SPOILERS:
- MLP:FIM.
- No one can speak of 'Avatar'.
- Jon who?
- SANDY ERKIS!!