The Spin-off Doctors: DOOM

Your doctors cut open the carcass of DOOM, discussing the total lack of demons, The Rock’s sudden heel turn, and anachronistic videogame products.

Oh, and don’t worry… we spend quite some time talking about THAT little first-person segment. You know the one.

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VeryImportantQuestion
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VeryImportantQuestion

I haven’t actually listened to this at time of writing because of a weird ritual I have – for some reason, I only ever listen to new episodes when I’m in the city. I could not explain why for the life of me. I guess I listened to the first episode while I was coincidentally in the city and it just sort of stuck. Having said that, the fact I rarely have cause to be in the city does make the less frequent nature of this podcast kind of helpful.

NotonFire
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NotonFire

For us, it was the Spin-Off Doctors brought magnificence to our living rooms… but for you, it was Tuesday. – Looking forward to Street Fighter 😀

Based on the comments on Rosamund Pike, I can think of two good reasons for you guys to watch the Tomb Raider movie. 😉

nicethugbert
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nicethugbert

Um, “Doom” rips itself off by recycling it’s name instead of coming up with a proper Doom title such as Doom 5 or something, so is it any surprise that more goes wrong?

Nitrium
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Nitrium

Pretty good episode, but imo not quite as good as the last, despite the more streamlined plot overview. Mirroring his opinion of the film, Jim seemed a little disinterested/bored at times (often not contributing to points raised by Conrad and just offering up “where are the demons?” instead) while Conrad, a consummate professional through and through, kept the podcast flowing along nicely regardless. My ears thank you for lowering the volume on the organ sound effect. Looking forward to the next episode, although I won’t be watching it again (Street Fighter is simply terrible, even as camp, imo).

VeryImportantQuestion
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VeryImportantQuestion
To be fair, Jim did say that Conrad was going to predominantly take over the plot summary. I think we can agree this was a good move; Conrad can paint a scene like nobody’s business. And I feel like Jim matched him better than you’re implying – the only noticeably slower part was the final stretch where it was clear that nobody really had anything else to talk about, and even then they were aware of it and called an end to proceedings as soon as it became too noticeable. Let’s acknowledge the REAL issue: the Spaniard from Spain is… Read more »
Andrew Barloq
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Andrew Barloq

For a second there I was thinking “holy shit, are they going to do DOA: Dead or Alive?!” You guys HAVE to do that one someday, it’s an experience. Street Fighter: The Movie though… I’ve been meaning to watch that for years, for finally a proper excuse. 😀

Noam
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Noam

I liked the Doom movie myself, especially the first person segment which a lot of people didn’t quite dig but I thought it was pretty well done. Yeah it was campy, dumb and over the top but it was Doom.

Polishfury5000
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Polishfury5000

As someone using headphones to listen, thank you Jim for cutting back on the organ sound effect’s volume. Far and away more tolerable than the last episode.

Good episode too, really enjoying this series.

ZrdFrv
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ZrdFrv
The first movie that had me conflicted. I loathe the barely-trying-at-all attempt at adapting from the source material. I hated how out of place the character establishments are (the scene with goat cutting himself, the kid doing drugs, portman being an ass, the unnecessary naked chick thing…all happening during a “professional” sweep of the area). As others pointed out, thematically, it’s obvious envy to the Resident Evil movies. But man, like the videogame, of all of it’s falter to it’s narrative flow and establishment, when it gets to the action. Damn, the action scenes are satisfying. I like the introductory… Read more »
BAH!
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BAH!

Two weeks is simply too long to wait, Jim. I don’t know what I shall do with myself until then.

Seriously, I was looking forward to this episode, but the next is even more tantalizing. I hope you stay the course with the more well-known movies with higher production values. I think they’re more fun. Though Far Cry is so bad in so many ways that it would make for a fun discussion.

Robert Cisneros
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Robert Cisneros
Dear jimothey Sterling and Conradowich Zimmerman I have yet to listen to this new the spin off doctors, however I feel as if it will undoubtedly DOOM me to a life of much dread, although this could be a pseuDO OMen. Now while I DO OMit certain podcasts from my listening pleasure I hate to be DOOMed to not hearing this one, even if the desperaDO, OMissible as he is here, Holmes is absent. So I have a idea, as I have yet to even play the game doom, however i have listened to the proir podcast about house of… Read more »
Remus
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Remus

good show people, and if you take anything away from it it should be: “watch gone girl” Thats a pretty good movie.

Maddy
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Maddy

‘Em bees!

Warwick Stubbs
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Warwick Stubbs

“THAT little first-person segment” is the only reason I went to see the film – that’s what I wanted to see throughout the entire film! Glad Hardcore Henry has come to fill the disappointment of DOOM (the film).

Spiderman Three
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Spiderman Three

Another great podcast from Juan.

ShiveringPug
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ShiveringPug

Whoa, Conrad wasn’t joking about Rosamund Pike. Geez.

JB TheJanitor
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JB TheJanitor

I’ve said this for years, EVENT HORIZON is more of a Doom movie than doom. It’s a hellish movie not a movie from hell like it should have been.

Lloyd
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Lloyd
When it comes to these videogame based movies people always say “well they had so little to work with” which always strikes me as a poor excuse. To me that just means they had all the more blank canvas to work with and create something original, something fun and interesting that used that basic premise as a jump off point. Just as you can make a good game from anything, you can make a good movie from anything if you try. When making a Doom movie they had a simple job, make a movie about marines on Mars fighting literal… Read more »
Lucas5853
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Lucas5853

Are you guys are going to cover the Dying Light movie when it eventually comes out?
Also I think we should raise the $10m on kickstarter for one of you to be in it or is that a conflict of interest?

coblen
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coblen

I actually liked the structure of the second episode more. Sure it went on long, but I A) didn’t mind, and B) I think you could keep the structure without going on too long.

Keeping the synopsis and the analysis separate works for essays but in podcast form it doesn’t feel right. I think analyzing the movie as you go through the synopsis feels more natural, and ended up being more enjoyable to listen to as a result.

Vaughan MacDonald
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Vaughan MacDonald

Jesus fucking christ, Conrad, you’re fucking PLOWING through the plot as fast as you fucking can. Dude, seriously, I can’t even fucking digest anything you’re saying.

In all honesty I’d prefer if you guys didn’t bow to pier pressure about having to be more structure and just have you just talk about the movie, because in 10 minutes Conrad has blown through something like 30 minutes of movie run time and I can’t follow any of it. If I’d never seen the movie before I’d have no fucking clue what’s going on.

ConradZimmerman
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ConradZimmerman
Leon the Brave
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Leon the Brave

Fucking fucking fucking fucking fucking fucking fucking fucking-fuck! 😛

Vaughan MacDonald
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Vaughan MacDonald
Vaughan MacDonald
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Vaughan MacDonald

The worst part about this movie, now that I’ve gone back and watched it ISN’T the fact that it’s got nothing to do with Doom like I originally thought, it’s that it’s the exact same fucking movie as Resident Evil!

Nitrium
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Nitrium

I was just about to post this. Doom is extremely similar to Resident Evil, in that it has both infected humans (zombies) and near zero adherence to the source video game canon. That FPS bit is gold though.

Ed
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Ed

Movie Boys in the House!

Mike Wallace
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Mike Wallace

This movie works best if you don’t think of it as Doom, and instead think of it as a Resident Evil Sequel and the UAC stands for Umbrella Astro-Corporation.

Anton
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Anton

To say “this movie works” in any capacity seems fallacious to me.

Mike Wallace
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Mike Wallace

I think it does, it’s slightly smarter than we give it credit for. For example, consider what this movie is about: one-note chucklehead mercenaries with big guns fighting big ugly monsters, spouting terrible one-liners and being general scumbags.

This, is a 90’s movie, that fully embraces the 90’s aesthetic best encapsulated by the “dark age of comic books.” From Spawn to Rob Leifeld.

That doesn’t make the movie GOOD by any stretch, but it does explain some of the odd decisions made for the movie’s sake.

Anton
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Anton

Fair enough; though there is a very fine line between referencing bad 90’s movie making, and just copying it.

Mike Wallace
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Mike Wallace

True but Doom doesn’t do that. It doesn’t rip off lines or plots, it just uses the same tropes.

Anyways, I like Karl Urban and it was pretty sweet watching him.

Anton
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Anton

Karl Urban is the man. He does cheesy sci fi soooo well (like his role in Chronicles of Riddick, which is probably my favorite bad movie).

Mike Wallace
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Mike Wallace

Chronicles had some really far out ideas. I love the design and background of the Necromongers, it’s like something out of a Warhammer 40,000 codex.

Anton
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Anton

Yup it’s a shame that the sequel did a copout and pretty much copied “Pitch Black”.

Mike Wallace
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Mike Wallace

Yeah. but on the plus side that might mean Lord Marshall Karl Urban is leading the Necromongers to the Underverse now.

Anton
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Anton

“On next week’s Chronicles of Urban: Necromongers conquer universe, celebrate with cool-aid party”.

Mike Wallace
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Mike Wallace

From now to Underverse come!

Wulfsmasher
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Wulfsmasher

Demons in space is probably the best thing anyone has ever created, aside from pogs ofc

venatus
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venatus

which leads to humanities greatest failure. there are no pogs from doom

Throwing Copper
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Throwing Copper

I’m disappointed that the intro to this podcast isn’t the lead singer of Spin Doctors scatting.