September 26, 2016
Writer and Trekkie Dave Schilling joins Devin and Amy this week to discuss the iconic 1982 film “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.” They cover how director Nicholas Meyer’s detachment from the series affected the final product, the influence Star Wars had on the run of the series, and why the viewer shouldn’t invest too much in the craft of the film. Then, Dave explains specifically what it is about Star Trek that he holds dear, the gang debates whether Spock’s character is underutilized, and sparks fly as Amy airs her grievances with certain elements of the film. Should “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” boldy go into the Canon? Cast your vote on the Earwolf forums!
This episode is sponsored by Casper Mattresses, Blue Apron, and Universal Pictures.
July 15, 2018
We asked, and you nominated! For the final episode of the season, Amy and Engineer Sam take listener calls to hear arguments as to which of these films should enter The Canon: David Fincher’s 2007 thriller “Zodiac;” the first film in the Cornetto trilogy, 2004’s “Shaun of the Dead;” or the 1999 Paul Thomas Anderson drama “Magnolia.” Which film will round out this edition of The Canon? Head over to the Earwolf forums now to cast your vote!
July 2, 2018
Vox film critic Alissa Wilkinson joins Amy this week to discuss the 1975 documentary “Grey Gardens.” They break down the film’s more difficult moments, examining the relationship between Big Edie and Little Edie as well as the undercurrent of latent sadness. Plus, they consider the direction and vision of Albert and David Maysles, themes of capitalism and decay, and how “Grey Gardens” encapsulates the central question of documentary. Should “Grey Gardens” enter The Canon? Cast your vote on the Earwolf forums now!