The Spin-off Doctors: Wing Commander

Oh hello there, it’s time to have a bad time. We call this time the Bad Time Time.

Wing Commander is not a very good movie, but we watched it anyway. A 1999 movie that looks like it was made in the 1980s, featuring a plot that makes no sense, a lack of antagonists, and the worst space navy in the universe, it’s one of those films that might have been entertainingly bad if it wasn’t just plain bad.

Anyway, your Movie Boys try and make it interesting for you.

OctopussGrift
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OctopussGrift

So have you considered getting that Paulson friend of yours to assist in doing future pokemon episodes? He seems like that might be in his wheelhouse.

JackieGoOutside
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Every time they say Freddie Prince, Jr., I was stuck between imagining Freddie from the live action Scooby Doo movies and The Iron Bull; eventually it turned into Bull in an orange ascot and a sailor outfit. Not a bad image, but a pink ascot would be better.

Sebforget
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Sebforget

Jim was particularly annoying this episode, Fuck Jim take your Ritalin before recording! Couldn’t stay on subject for more then 30s. We get it! You hate the movie, but really I think you hate the genre. Wing Commander was the best naval space combat movie of it’s time, yes, because it was the only one. But it still deserves a good 5/10. If plot holes and bad acting by twenty-somethings where a big deal you would have committed suicide over all the shit zombie movies that you covered. But you don’t give a fuck as long as there’s cheesy gore… Read more »

Telephone Dan
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Telephone Dan

I personally know a lot of people who would love to write an article here for free about SC with a lot of knowledge on the subject. Hell, you know Derek Smart? I could get him too.

Rachel McVeigh
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Rachel McVeigh

Freddie Prinze Jr is a much better voice actor than he is a film actor.
He was great in Dragon Age: Inquisition, did a good job in ME3, and has been great in Star Wars Rebels.

Also thank you so much Jim for reminding of all things someone born after 1999 wouldn’t know anything about. In my head 1999 is like 10 years ago, not almost 20. I feel so old right now.

Wellsy487
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Wellsy487

I have never heard of this film before now. So glad I didn’t go to the cinema as much those days.

George
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George

Hey just got home and finished the episode. Thanks as always…and I can not say enough how I am so very sorry Conrad and Jim for suggesting this awful awful boring dumpster film. lol As I rewatched it, I thought, “Why the fuck did I like this when I was 13?” I can only imagine how boring my parents must have thought it was since we saw it as a family. Memories…lol But it did make for an entertaining episode. Also, I was wondering; Is “Bayonetta: Bloody Fate” on the agenda? Oh! and I am hopeful that there will be… Read more »

Jesse Helmfall
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Jesse Helmfall

What’s weird is, at least some groups of Aboriginal Australians traditionally ignore all memory of their dead, to the point that Australian TV with footage of deceased Aboriginal people often has a sort of content warning beforehand. I really don’t understand it. There was a different TV show about British comedian Alan Davies and his childhood, and when his mother died early his father refused to talk about her, which just made the loss worse.

Muddy Scarecrow
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Muddy Scarecrow

Spoony’s review of this movie really makes the thing feel a lot more tragic since he outlines that this actually could’ve been a really good movie. The later Wing Commander games practically already were movies. And they had great actors like Mark Hamil, Tom F. Wilson, and John Rhys Davies. Just adapt the plot of the games into a movie, call all those guys back, give yourself a much bigger budget and maybe even reuse some of the costumes and bam you’ve got an already made movie! That they decided to dump that great cast and get Shaggy and Freddy… Read more »

K Rb
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K Rb

Man, the pornos Jim is reviewing sure are getting weird.

DarthSeaBass
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DarthSeaBass

Is soundcloud on the fritz? I can’t get it to play.

Andrew Barloq
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Andrew Barloq

Dungeon Siege is next eh? I have actually had people tell me, with a straight face no less, that it’s a pretty good movie. Having seen my fair share of Uwe Boll films and knowing that this was hot on the heels of his notoriously bad early films, I have a hard time believing that is the case. It can’t be duller than Wing Commander though, right?

Nitrium
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Nitrium

Robert’s is such a terrible director, I’m actually seriously a little worried about the Star Citizen single-player campaign (Squadron 42), featuring the likes Gary Oldman (a Movie Boys favourite!), Mark Hamill, Rhona Mitra, Gillian Anderson, Ben Mendelsohn, Liam Cunningham (Davos from Gamer of Thrones), John Rhys-Davies, Andy Serkis and Mark Strong.

det.bullock
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det.bullock

I’m not surprised about the thing wiith the pilgrims, Roberts isn’t one for nuances.

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

It could be worse. I shudder to think what would have occurred if they had made an Ultima film.

det.bullock
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det.bullock

Oh, boy, I’ll savour this later. I never had the courage to watch the movie itself since while the old games had great presentation the only one that has a shred of a good plot is Wing Commander IV, the only one besides 2 (and some expansions of 1 if I remember correctly) that wasn’t strictly black & white and had some gameplay variation here and there. But listening to the first minutes: yeah, X-wing and Tie Fighter are miles better and aged much better, especially Tie Fighter (which has better feedback for the objectives, better difficulty curve and a… Read more »

Terriosaurus Hex
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Terriosaurus Hex

Why does my mind keep confusing Chris Roberts and Randy Pitchford? I always have to double check whenever they’re brought You should try Lucky number slevin, it’s pretty good. With Morgan Freeman and Ben kingsley as opposing gang leaders (but not protagonists). Bear in mind that producers don’t really give any indication on the quality of anything. It’s like trying to gain perspective on a person from only their estranged dad’s child support payments. And executive producer is even worse! Like an estranged dad’s girlfriend’s signature on the payments cos she was just happy to officially be a part of… Read more »

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

I just love how Jim just got progressively more and more disinterested in the endeavor. I laughed out loud when he started the the fact sequence and just pre-empted himself with “whatever”.

Andrew Barloq
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Andrew Barloq

I thought this movie was just “alright”. It was trying to be sincere and at least somewhat entertaining, but I was so disengaged throughout it that it just turned into background noise while I played Pokemon Moon and took on the double-battle challenge in the battle tree. Actually managed to get to the 20th level and beat Gary, which was unexpected and exciting.

So, I guess in summation, Pokemon Moon is fun and I definitely recommend it.

Terriosaurus Hex
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Terriosaurus Hex

Who’s you caddy… 2???

????????!!!????????

I have all the questions. ALL!!

But none of them are worth it.

Polishfury5000
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Polishfury5000

I remember going to theaters to see trailers too. There was a movie I went to go see in the theater (around 99/00) specifically because it featured a Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask trailer beforehand.

I remember the trailer to this day, but for the life of me can’t remember what the actual movie was.

galactix100
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galactix100

How are there so many actors in this film who are at least solid and yet this thing’s utter crap. Actually that could apply to a lot of the films that have featured on this podcast. Speaking of which, Jim, Freddie Prinze Jr’s The Iron Bull in Dragon Age.

Claptrap
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Claptrap

I actually watched the movie and oh dear, the dialogues …

George
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George

Good morning Jim! Thanks for posting this so early! I’m going to listen to this before leaving for surgery today.

Thanks again for all of your hard work! As a writer you touch a lot of people’s lives in a very significant way.

Have a great day!

EDIT:

I apologize in advance of listening as I was one of the ones who requested this crappy crappy movie. hahahaha.

Marius Lodin Ingvaldsen
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Marius Lodin Ingvaldsen

Lol, now all the Star Citizen cultists are gonna show up to piss and moan.