In celebration of Adam West's life and the amazing legacy he's left behind, the Missing Frames crew watched the 1966 classic Batman the Movie. In the wake of Frank Miller, Tim Burton and Christopher Nolan, Batman has developed a reputation for being dark and brooding, and rightfully so. But an unfortunate side effect of this Dark Knight appreciation was fans throwing the Adam West/Burt Ward TV series under the bus for being too goofy. No one seems to appreciate the intentional comic genius of the series, or how far ahead of its time it was.
In this episode, our co-hosts discuss the vastly underrated brilliance of the Adam West/Burt Ward series and answer the most important question: Can a deadly serious Batman and a lighthearted, fun iteration of the character co-exist in harmony?
This episode is dedicated to our Bright Knight Adam West.
HOSTS Shawn Eastridge
Shawn has just finished his first viewing of Twin Peaks. John has been a fan since the show first aired back in 1990. In this episode of Missing Frames, the two join forces to discuss this landmark series, its controversial prequel Fire Walk With Me and the first two episodes of the new series/season/revival/whatever. Grab a damn fine cup of coffee, a slice of cherry pie, a log, an arm, and whatever other references you can think of, and enjoy this truly epic entry in the Missing Frames saga.
Nearly a decade before he hit it big with Guardians of the Galaxy, writer/director James Gunn made a low-budget horror film called Slither. Gunn's 2006 debut might have only made $12 million on a $15 million budget, but through the years it's garnered something of a cult following. To celebrate the theatrical release of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, the Missing Frames crew decided to sit down and watch Slither for the first time ever. Tune in to find out if this little horror movie managed to slither its way into their hearts.
Catching Up on The Fast and the Furious Franchise
This episode contains FULL SPOILERS for the entire Fast and Furious series. If you're not up to date, listen at your own peril.
Missing Frames is back in full force with a doozy of an episode. Inspired by last weekend's release of The Fate of the Furious, Shawn has decided at long last to sit down and watch through the entire Fast and Furious series for the FIRST TIME EVER. Joining him for this supercharged episode is fellow Nerd Partier and Fast and Furious fan John Mills. Tune in (up?) as they discuss this franchise's unique journey from moderately grounded Point Break ripoff to the insane blockbuster action series it has become. Will the epic car chases and Vin Diesel's rippling muscles make Shawn a convert or will he crash and burn? Hop in your Charger, crank up the volume (and the NOS) and ride or die with this new episode of Missing Frames.
Missing Frames host Shawn recently had the opportunity to see the new Power Rangers with his wife Sarah. As a child of the 90s, Shawn had something of a moral obligation to see the film; Sarah on the other hand has never seen a single episode of the series. In this Between Takes mini-episode of Missing Frames (recorded on Shawn's iPhone, so please forgive the audio quality), the two of them discuss the pros and cons of this reboot/requel/whatever, and whether or not a Power Rangers movie could ever truly be taken seriously.