Hello again from the realm of subpar cinema!
In case we didn’t mention it before, we are REALLY glad to be back. This episode is the first new one we’ve recorded in SIX YEARS… So please be kind as we attempt to rewind, and remember how to do this goddamn thing.
Second Class Citizens, join us – if you would – on a top secret mission to Russia.
We’re tagging along with Frank Zagarino and Charles Napier this week, to investigate the suspicious transport of nuclear missiles in the 1998 action flick, Armstrong.
When CIA agent Bob Zorkin and his wife, Susan, travel to Russia to investigate the disappearance of nuclear missiles, he runs into old friend and undercover agent Rod Armstrong.
Convening at Zorkin’s apartment to discuss the whereabouts of the missing nukes, they get into a shootout with Russian goons. Armstrong barely escapes, and Zorkin is killed. Now Armstrong and Susan must team up and locate the nukes before the Russians use them.
Can they get justice for Bob, AND stop the Russians before doomsday?
Tune in to this week’s episode to hear us discuss that and other far less relevant topics like wet tshirts, ponytails, and why Charles Napier was so goddamn sweaty in this movie.
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Hello from the past!
From both 1988 when this movie came out, and from 2017 when we recorded this episode.
Let us not dwell on our extended absence (it’s boring, I promise).
… Because we’re back! The serendipitous discovery of an incredible looking movie (which we cover on next week’s episode) propelled us into dusting off the ol’ mixer, overcoming a dozen tech issues, and recording a brand spanking new episode for your ear holes. But first, enjoy this discussion about the 1988 Namsploitation flick, Phantom Raiders.
When the CIA learns that deep in the Vietnamese jungle, ex-Green Beret Colonel William Marshall is running a terrorist training camp for the Vietcong, they must act quickly to remove him from the situation… by any means necessary.
A rag-tag group of commandos led by general badass Python Lang (played by Miles O’Keeffe), and including Marshall’s own son, Howard, set off into the jungle. Their mission is to reason with Colonel Marshall and prevent him from further assisting the Vietcong. If he refuses, the group is tasked to take him out.
Will Howard be able to finally face down his father to save countless lives? Or will the task prove too much for a loving son?
Join us as we discuss the differences between balaclavas and baclava, gunfire as ambient noise, and ponder with us about why the HELL Miles O’Keeffe wasn’t in a hundred bigger and better movies than this in his heyday.
It’s good to be back.