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We are Weird Scenes Inside the Goldmine, your essential guide to all things wild and wonderful in the world of cult entertainment!

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Week 59: The King died on the throne: the weird world of the Elvis movie

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Elvis Presley.  The very name conjures a host of associations, both general and particular to the individual.

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Week 58 – Superhero cinema from the 90s to today pt 3: Marvel Studios steps in (or superhero cinema as you know it)

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We’ve talked superhero television (and the serials before them) in an earlier show, now buckle in as we take on the long running, seemingly inexhaustible run of superhero cinema, from the serials to its (mostly televised) fits and starts of the 1970s and 80’s through the Fox Studios licenses of the early millenium to the ever more interconnected Marvel Studios universe of today!

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Week 57 – Superhero cinema from the 90’s to today pt. 2 : early Marvel

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We’ve talked superhero television (and the serials before them) in an earlier show, now buckle in as we take on the long running, seemingly inexhaustible run of superhero cinema, from its (mostly televised) fits and starts of the 1970s through the Fox Studios licenses of the early millenium to the ever more interconnected Marvel Studios universe of today!

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Week 56 – Superhero cinema – from the 90’s to today pt. 1: DC

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We’ve talked superhero television (and the serials before them) in an earlier show, now buckle in as we take on the long running, seemingly inexhaustible run of superhero cinema, from its fits and starts of the 1970s-early 80’s Superman series and 1989-present Batman series through the Fox Studios licenses and DC revival of the 1990s to the ever more interconnected Marvel Studios universe of today!

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Week 55 – This podcast will self destruct in 5 seconds – Mission Impossible and Space 1999

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The show that launched not only a sequel a decade and a half on, but an equally popular movie series two full decades thereafter, the tropes and score of Mission Impossible have been used, referenced and celebrated throughout popular culture well past any similar series’ shelf life.

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Week 54: Eddie Romero, Gerardo de Leon and the horror of the Phillippines

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If you’re going to talk Sam Sherman and American International Pictures, Roger Corman and Hemisphere Pictures, there’s simply no way you can avoid discussion of the cult cinema of the Phillipines.

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Week 53 – Walk Softly and Carry a Big Stick – the films of Joe Don Baker

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Only in the 70’s could a beefy, drawling television character actor change gears and morph into not only an action hero, but even some measure of sex symbol to an audience bedazzled by an aging, Vegas Elvis and the good humored down home charm of Burt Reynolds and Kris Kristofferson…

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Week 52 – Easy Ridin’ with Cap – the films of Peter Fonda

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One of New York’s own, scion of an acting dynasty that includes his famed father, controversial sister and indie film regular daughter, Peter Fonda walked a very different path from the man who raised him, in short order becoming the figurehead of a generation.

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