Karen Dawson
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Karen Dawson

Jim you wanna get yerself a bit of “Killer Net”, that peculiar youf oriented Lynda La Plante TV miniseries from the late 90’s. You might have even watched it at the time if you were still in the UK. It had everything from 90’s internet, chatroom panic, and CD rom murder to Jason Orange and a young Paul Bettany.

Rueben Jones
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Rueben Jones

Heck yeah Fistshark. I’m a bit sad that they haven’t sourced a third executive yet, and may never do so, but I’m very happy about the upload schedule.

If I were some poor jobless slob, Fistshark would be on my Patreon donation list. As it stands, I’m keeping it in mind since Conrad gets all the money from it and there’s barely anything there to begin with.

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

This morning I remembered “Stay Alive”, the Frankie Muniz/Jimmi Simpson classic from 2006 about a murderous video game.

You should do that one at some point, if for no other reason than it is “video game related” in the same manner as Brainscan.

WeightGain4000
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WeightGain4000

holy shit a young ones reference. come on guys, I can’t be the only one who got that one.

Frank
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Frank

“Hackers” was another one of these movies.
Definitely made by people who never touched a computer, catering
middle aged housewives imagination of what crazy hackers look and act like.

Andrew Peter Francis Hayes
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Andrew Peter Francis Hayes

I watched a trailer and Jim said Cohen was in it so my friends and I got beers and debased ourselves with this on the weekend.
Very nearly not entertaining, sadly. But Frank Langella’s complete disregard of legal rights and due process were laugh out loud funny.
“You can’t just break into his home, Frank. That evidence wouldn’t hold up in a court of law…”
“No, Frank, you can’t just shoot a child at point blank range after using improperly gained evidence to make a case…”

Rueben Jones
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Rueben Jones

Oh my, nothing prepared me for Ed Furlong’s People Are Strange cover starting us off tonight.

JackieGoOutside
Guest

Honestly, the movie may be shit but I’d watch it anyway because there’s nothing I like more than a good villain if I’m honest.

George
Guest
George

“…piss in your mouth…pull the bits of rubber prosthetics off half my face and we’ll go have dinner.”

The quotes in this show are the best Jim!
I am also fond of Brain Scan, mostly due to Smith’s performance. I had fun with this movie but it is kind of shit. haha

NakedAmericanMan
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NakedAmericanMan

I honestly don’t know if Jim accidentally combimed Steve Tyler and Joe Perry into “Tyler Perry” on purpose or if it was the most glorious brain fart ever.

Mandrake42
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Mandrake42

Haha! I really liked this film. One of the few films outside Terminator 2 I recall Edward Furlong being in now I think about it.

CaitSeith
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CaitSeith

The Mortal Kombat high views count wasn’t an error. It was going to be the first successful episode of what it would become a super-popular podcast, but it got ruined by the social commentary and lost most of its audience there. Well, probably not; but it fits better with the running joke of each episode getting less and less audience because people got angry with the previous one.

Molly
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Molly

I’ve been waiting for this episode!! While I know I shouldn’t comment before I look and listen to things, I know the fact that I’m excited and this is the first thing I’m going to listen to on the walk home is a thing that is true (bar anyone I know having an emergency). Unfortunately, this will make the last few work hours very long. One of the rare beautiful Minnesota spring days; I think I’ll enjoy this outside with my 3DS.

Austin_sj
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Austin_sj

Is this the one with the head exploding gif?

Wolf
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Wolf

Fuck i want you guys to do ExisTenz (or whatever rad extreme 00’s spelling cronenburg used)

Nitrium
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Nitrium

Pretty good episode on yet another terrible movie. I hadn’t seen it but, as always, I do make an effort to watch the films you feature (sadly, I’d seen just about all of them already…). Clearly shares ideas/themes from much better films like Total Recall (1990) and Beetlejuice (1988), but not eXistenZ (1999) or Strange Days (1995), since they were made later. BTW, is Strange Days also on the cards for a future episode? Anyway, the Aerosmith music video regular (she was in Cryin’, Amazing, and Crazy) you were thinking of was Alicia Silverstone (and also Liv Tyler is in… Read more »

Dany Rivest Gaudreault
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Dany Rivest Gaudreault

The fuck is that movie lol

Terriosaurus Hex
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Terriosaurus Hex

Seeing as there were no amazing mind-blowing facts this week, I shall interject with my own. Not entirely related to the film, but heyy, it’s my first day, ok? *Pulls out a kazoo* Dooodododododoodoooooo! Fact 1! Did you know that Edward Furlong was originally considered for terminator 3, but responded with “it just wasn’t meant to be” allegedly due to the requirement to maintain sobriety for the role. (It’s rhetorical, so no question mark and leave me alone). *Pulls out 3 kazoos* Dooodododododoodoooooo!!!! Fact 2! Did you know that the director of Fight club, Seven (se7en?) and other films; David… Read more »

Anton Caligari
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Anton Caligari

Reminded a lot by the type of movies that popped up to scare the parents, from rock music delinquents, D&D fanatics and scary technology i.e. computer games. VR in the nineties was hilarious bad (except for kightmare of course). Apart from Existenz, the only other type of movie i can think of is another Cronenberg film ‘Videodrome’ back in the 80’s.
It kind of switched gear with ‘Hackers’ and ‘The Net’ – sexy young people getting up to sexy things over a sexy keyboard, sexerly.! Now imagine that being said by Matt Berry 🙂

SilentPony
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SilentPony

Hey Jim, there were several Starship Troopers games. And a Starship Trooper movie…so…just sayin’…

Muddy Scarecrow
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Muddy Scarecrow

I believe the actress you were thinking of from the Aerosmith videos was Alicia Silverstone. A woman who’s career I seriously can’t think of beyond 1999. She was the girl who was Batgirl. Which sounds like some great Fistshark material =3

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

Based on the thumbnail and the description of what you’ve said so far (roughly 10 minutes, still in preamble), I can only assume this is the movie from that non-sequitur in Boglin Watch.

By extension, that means I know now what this movie is after not knowing for several weeks. And soon I will know your interpretation of it.

Kaye Faye
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Kaye Faye

*Conrad mentions that eXistenZ will happen at some point*
YUS!

Ryan
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Ryan

From Jim’s Twitter thought God’s not dead gonna be this week’s podcast