Most Excellent 80s E23: Short Circuit (1986)

E23 Short Circuit

Its the podcast where a filmmaker a comedian and an author have been struck by lightning… and now we suddenly have zany personalities which we are going to use to take anther look at the 80s movies we loved hated hated to love and loved to hate… with a haze of nostalgia but also with 2018 eyes…

Join Nathan Blackwell of Squishy Studios, Krissy Lenz of National Comedy Theatre and special guest, Author Craig Michael Curtis for Epsidode 23: Short Circuit – a movie selection from 1986

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1986: Short Circuit

IMDB Says… Number 5 of a group of experimental robots in a lab is electrocuted, suddenly becomes intelligent, and escapes.

Deep Cut Recommendations

As we all know, IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes and awesome places like that will always give you some recommendations… People who liked THIS also liked THIS. Your Most Excellent Hosts have their own recommendations, perhaps a bit further off the beaten track.

Nathan wants you to get your read on and explore the whole thing about Fischer Stevens playing an Indian character a little more with Aziz Ansari’s New York Times article: Aziz Ansari on Acting, Race and Hollywood.

Craig wants you to explore more of what it means to be human with THIS episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation… The Measure of a Man.

Krissy wants to tie it all back into Runaway, her new favorite movie, and reference Michael Crichton again PLUS robots and how human they might be with HBO’s Westworld.

What’s Next?

Next up on the Most Excellent 80s Movies Podcast is a continuation of our unintentional exploration of robots and their impact on our lives with Robocop (1987) and Special Guest Andy Nelson of the Next Reel Podcast!

IMDB Says… In a dystopic and crime-ridden Detroit, a terminally wounded cop returns to the force as a powerful cyborg haunted by submerged memories.


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