Transformers: The Movie (1986)

Its the podcast where a filmmaker and two improvisers battle for the hearts and minds of anyone who wants to revisit the movies of the 80s with 2019 eyes.

Join Nathan Blackwell (Voyage Trekkers), Krissy Lenz (NCT) and Bill Binder (Torch Theater, National Improv Network) for Transformers The Movie, a movie selection from 1986.

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1986: Transformers The Movie

IMDB Says… The Autobots must stop a colossal planet consuming robot who goes after the Autobot Matrix of Leadership. At the same time, they must defend themselves against an all-out attack from the Decepticons.

Meet the Guest

Bill Binder Bill Binder

Bill began performing in Michigan in 1994 where he performed for six years. During this time he served as a company player with The Troupe before moving to Phoenix, AZ in 2000. In Phoenix, Bill helped organize the first Phoenix Improv Festival in 2002, spent two years completing training at the iO West Training Center in Los Angeles, served three years as the youth improv trainer for the Arizona Jewish Theatre Company and was one of the founding members of The Torch Theatre in 2007.
Bill has taught improv in Arizona at The Torch Theatre, National Comedy Theatre Phoenix, Unscrewed Comedy, Tucson Improv Movement, AZ Jewish Theatre and Mesa Arts Center. He has taught workshops at Improv Utopia and in Atlanta, Austin, Detroit, Honolulu, Oklahoma City, Cedar City, Maui, La Crosse, Tampa, Orlando, Vancouver, Baltimore, San Jose, Providence, Hartford, Seattle, Portland, Dusseldorf, Köln, Paris, Gothenburg and Cape Town.
In 2013, Bill launched the National Improv Network and the festival submission tool which allowed improv troupes to build online resumes for submission to festivals nationwide. In 2015, he built the Teacher booking tool on the same site. Bill and the other instructors of The Torch Theatre were nominated for the Big Brain Awards in 2012. In 2014 he received the Coachella Valley Improv Award for Contributions to Improv.
Currently, Bill performs with Apollo 12, Galapagos and The Foundation, is an instructor at The Torch Theatre and producer for the Phoenix Improv Festival.

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.

Our guest Bill recommends even darker animation with American Pop.

Nathan recommends Bumblebee as a return to what the Transformers should be…. characters that can be related to.

Krissy recommends that you get excited about Orson Wells and watch Citizen Kane.

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