Just in time for DVD Set Season, The Boys Outta Brooklyn go from the big screen to the boob tube to examine some of the finest examples of serialized genre television. From Twin Peaks to Crime Story to The X-Files to Lost and Heroes, Tom and Derrick talk frankly about all the major touchstones that led to the new television paradigm. Plus Tom goes off on a blistering tear about the ‘originality’ of Heroes, the guys enact their favorite moment from The Last Dragon, and tales about psychotic hate mail!
In this episode of Hyphen Nation, I dive into the library of The Notorious B.I.G. to commemorate the 18th anniversary of his untimely death. 25 of some of my favorite Biggie tracks and if I had tried to get them all, we’d be looking at a 5 hour episode! I don’t even have the patience for that. But until I do come back around with 25 more, let’s remember Biggie in the best way I know how.
I Got A Story To Tell
Who Shot Ya
Kick In The Door
Party And Bullshit
Gimme The Loot
One More Chance
Sky’s The Limit
Loving You Tonight
Ten Crack Commandments
Going Back To Cali
The Boys From Brooklyn go mucking about the skeletons in their cinematic closets to talk about the Movies That Suck That They Love. From the big-budget disaster that was The Avengers to the befuddling William-Shatner directed debacle of Star Trek 5, Derrick and Tom come clean about the films no one likes that they just keep watching!
Thomas and Derrick take a swashbuckling trip down memory lane as they discuss the Sinbad trilogy of Ray Harryhausen! From The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad to Sinbad and The Eye of The Tiger, the Boys Outta Brooklyn go in-depth on why stop-motion animation rocks, why John Phillip Law’s version of Sinbad is a dick, and why Caroline Munro is the hottest woman ever! (7/9 Addendum: Shortly after posting this episode, we learned that Kerwin Matthews, who is discussed in this episode, passed away. This episode is respectfully dedicated to his memory.)
By Jacob Slater
Or, I’ll Be Your Queen Bitch If You’ll Be My Diamond Dog
Despite being one of the biggest rock stars in music history, I still feel like David Bowie is often underrated by the public. Sure, ‘Under Pressure’ gets a lot of love, along with a couple of others like ‘Heroes’ and ‘Ziggy Stardust’, but it’s only a fraction of a prodigious and generally great body of work over the years. Bowie made genre-hopping mainstream, from Bolanesque glam rock to krautrock to slick dancepop, molding himself to the times and sounds that stymied many of his contemporaries. Although there were missteps, particularly once the 90s rolled around, at least those experiments were interesting, if not profitable. Bob Dylan, Frank Zappa, Tom Waits, they all wish they could have Bowie’s consistency. And in terms of consistency, those are some of the best musicians ever.
I’m a Bowie fan, if you couldn’t tell.