The Recasting Couch Ep. 59: Real Genius

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Tune in this week to listen to us recast Real Genius. We’re joined by special guests, jbats and Mykhal from the What If Podcast (@Podcast_WhatIf). It’s our first time with four people on the show, so it runs a little long, but we have a lot of fun chatting with them and discussing one of Val Kimer’s first roles before breaking out in Top Gun. This is a classic 80’s slapstick comedy, with some actual real science thrown in the mix. Most of the pranks described and/or replicated in the movie were actual pranks played by guys at MIT, Yale, CalTech, etc. The What If guys also tell us about their interview with Jon Gries who once was a guest on their show, and what he had to say about the production of the movie. Continue reading “The Recasting Couch Ep. 59: Real Genius”

The Recasting Couch Ep. 32: Batman Forever

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Oh boy. Batman Forever.

In retrospect, that’s a kinda hilarious name, seeing as they immediately replaced every single role for the sequel except Alfred (natch…) and Robin (Mike’s favorite 90’s heartthrob, Chris O’Donnell), and was almost instantly forgotten within the cultural zeitgeist. If it weren’t for it’s fantastic soundtrack, it may be on the same level as Batman and Robin, instead of accepted as slightly better. Continue reading “The Recasting Couch Ep. 32: Batman Forever”

The Recasting Couch Ep. 4: Top Gun

What happens when you watch one of the most iconic movies of your childhood with a critical eye? How do you recast one of the biggest starts of a generation? What is with the volleyball scene? Find out on this weeks episode.

Top GunThis week we recast the 1980’s Aerial Combat classic, Top Gun. Now I don’t remember if I mentioned it in the pod, but for how many times I’ve seen this movie, I don’t think I’d ever seen it all the way through in one sitting.

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