Week 44: The First Gay Action Hero? George Nader and the films of Jerry Cotton

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Groomed as a potential leading man and heartthrob for the Hollywood studio system of the 1950s, George Nader went from a debut in an acknowledged camp classic (Robot Monster) through roles alongside the likes of Tony Curtis, Maureen O’Hara, Esther Williams, Hedy Lamarr and John Saxon, eventually winding up in the career-defining role of FBI G-man Jerry Cotton in an unforgettable series of two fisted German action films that drew equally from the Bondian excess of the Eurospy craze and the wild and wooly vibe of the Edgar Wallace krimi.

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you probably won’t believe this, but…

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Never Say Never Again!

After 15 months of inactivity and darkness across the podcast landscape (with a few sporadic breaks of light courtesy of Third Eye Cinema),

with At Eye Level‘s 6 or 7 years worth of material migrated over to Archive.org and Weird Scenes, the Third Eye Cinema podcast (for the most part) and a certain other podcast yours truly has been involved with having all gone dark for the nonce, things were looking a bit grim on the airtime front.

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Those who appreciated some of our more off the cuff banter…

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…and some of the humor and politicosocial sentiments expressed therein may enjoy At Eye Level, our longest running podcast (since Summer of 2011, in fact!), where standup comic Matt G and “Doc” Savage (Third Eye Cinema, Weird Scenes) discuss current events from our own down to Earth, tongue in cheek absurdist and decidedly blunt perspective.

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Week 42b: Revisiting Bond: the Finale

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And here you thought you heard it all the first time around

The long awaited finale to Week 42’s incomplete revisitation of Bond covering everything from Never Say Never Again through Spectre…and even a little more!

The last gasps of Connery and Moore! Dalton! Brosnan! Craig!

Hell, there’s even a nod to both versions of Casino Royale…

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Week 43: Into the Mouth of Madness with Klaus Kinski

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“There is no great genius without some touch of madness,” Aristotle once penned, as quoted by Seneca.

And in no case does this aphorism greater apply than with respect to the inimitable Klaus Kinski.

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Week 42: Revisiting Bond

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We’d previously addressed the cinema of Ian Fleming’s favorite son, a gritty MI6 man turned urbane jet setter and lounge lizard cum male fantasy figure (come on, who out there didn’t want to be Bond…or bag the plethora of global lovelies he made his way through in one epic adventure after another?) in our second season.

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Weird Scenes returns to the airwaves!

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Big news…looks like we’ll be back on air next Thursday, Dec. 8 at 7pm EST (4pm PST) with our Revisiting Bond show…

A new season begins!

More to follow…stay tuned!

We shall return…

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Our late Summer hiatus has dragged out longer than initially intended, but Louis and I have been in touch and agree we will return sometime later this year (or at worst, early 2017).

In the meantime, search the site for our 40 episodes to date – plenty of knowledge and comedy to enjoy in each and every episode…

“I really enjoy this podcast and the chemistry you two have together…”
– recent commenter

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Week 41 – Spies, Thighs and Private Eyes: Eurospy cinema

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In the wake of the surprising worldwide success of the James Bond films,
moviemakers around the globe raced to put forth their own homegrown versions of M16’s favorite son.

Occasionally utilizing pre-existing detective/spy stories (Belgium’s Francis
Coplan, Germany’s Rolf Torring) but more often creating their own from
scratch, directors from such nations as Italy, Spain, Germany and France in
particular would release a flurry of pictures revolving around such recurring
characters as OSS 117, Kommissar X, Agent X 1-7, Jerry Cotton and even Lemmy Caution.

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