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709 Meridian

By 709 Meridian
An audio commentary podcast covering various franchises. This season we're talking POLTERGEIST.
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4x4 - Mannequin (1987)

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Swamp Thing (1982) unsynced
Unsynchronized version! For when you don't want to watch along with the movie! D and Andrew change up the schedule because they want to watch something good this week: 1982's SWAMP THING (for the 40th anniversary, natch), the PG-rated comic book adaptation directed by Wes Craven and released by Coca-Cola! Listen as they discuss changes from the comics, shooting on water, rubber suits, Adrienne Barbeau action hero, and Louis Jordan sex idol.
01:08:46
June 29, 2022
4x5 - Swamp Thing (1982)
D and Andrew change up the schedule because they want to watch something good this week: 1982's SWAMP THING (for the 40th anniversary, natch), the PG-rated comic book adaptation directed by Wes Craven and released by Coca-Cola! Listen as they discuss changes from the comics, shooting on water, rubber suits, Adrienne Barbeau action hero, and Louis Jordan sex idol.
01:43:07
June 29, 2022
Mannequin (1987) Unsynced
Unsynchronized version! For when you don't want to watch along with the movie! D and Andrew complete the MANNEQUIN duology, heading back to Prince and Company for their 100th anniversary in the very 1987 Mannequin. Listen as they discuss too PG for PG, Kim Cattrall's unappreciated comedic performances, Sylvester Levay music montages, and, of course, James Spader and G.W. Bailey!
01:02:37
June 22, 2022
4x4 - Mannequin (1987)
D and Andrew complete the MANNEQUIN duology, heading back to Prince and Company for their 100th anniversary in the very 1987 Mannequin. Listen as they discuss too PG for PG, Kim Cattrall's unappreciated comedic performances, Sylvester Levay music montages, and, of course, James Spader and G.W. Bailey!
01:38:48
June 22, 2022
Mannequin: On the Move (1991) Unsynced
Unsynchronized version! For when you don't want to watch along with the movie! Well, it's better than TEEN WOLF TOO, anyway. D and Andrew head back to Prince and Company for the first time (on 709 Meridian at least) and discuss 1991's MANNEQUIN (TWO|TOO) ON THE MOVE. They talk about time travel, Terry Kiser, fraud convictions, terrible people, and Meshach Taylor's ability to rise above it all. Well, most of it.
01:06:40
June 09, 2022
4x3 - Mannequin: On the Move (1991)
Well, it's better than TEEN WOLF TOO, anyway. D and Andrew head back to Prince and Company for the first time (on 709 Meridian at least) and discuss 1991's MANNEQUIN (TWO|TOO) ON THE MOVE. They talk about time travel, Terry Kiser, fraud convictions, terrible people, and Meshach Taylor's ability to rise above it all. Well, most of it.
01:44:57
June 09, 2022
Teen Wolf (1985) Unsynced
Unsynchronized version! For when you don't want to watch along with the movie! Ah-hoo, werewolves of Beacontown! D and Andrew head back to the 1985 original, TEEN WOLF, and discuss James Hampton as a TV Gene Hackman, whatever happened to PG teen comedies, and the wonder of Michael J. Fox. Stick around after the movie to hear what's next for this season of 709 Meridian: The Summer of Duologies!
01:07:13
June 02, 2022
4x2 - Teen Wolf (1985)
Ah-hoo, werewolves of Beacontown! D and Andrew head back to the 1985 original, TEEN WOLF, and discuss James Hampton as a TV Gene Hackman, whatever happened to PG teen comedies, and the wonder of Michael J. Fox. Stick around after the movie to hear what's next for this season of 709 Meridian: The Summer of Duologies!
01:44:22
June 01, 2022
Teen Wolf Too (1987) Unsynced
Unsynchronized version! For when you don't want to watch along with the movie! Foolishly emboldened with season premiere energy, D and Andrew head to Hamilton College for Teen Wolf Too, the 1987 Fox-free sequel to Michael J. Fox's 1985 hit. Listen as they jar themselves awake, earnestly compliment James Hampton, and wonder why they can't ever watch a good Kim Darby movie.
01:10:16
May 25, 2022
4x1 Teen Wolf Too (1987)
Foolishly emboldened with season premiere energy, D and Andrew head to Hamilton College for Teen Wolf Too, the 1987 Fox-free sequel to Michael J. Fox's 1985 hit. Listen as they jar themselves awake, earnestly compliment James Hampton, and wonder why they can't ever watch a good Kim Darby movie.
01:43:02
May 25, 2022
Jaws (1975) Unsynced
Unsynchronized version! For when you don't want to watch along with the movie! D and Andrew hop on the Orca and head out to the end of Season Three with the 1975 original, JAWS, directed by Steven Spielberg. After spending a considerable amount of time wondering why you'd ever try to make a sequel to JAWS, they dive in to talk shark cages, monologues, foregrounds and backgrounds, and fin shots. Then after the movie, they reveal Season Four's programming.
01:34:24
May 18, 2022
3x4 Jaws (1975)
D and Andrew hop on the Orca and head out to the end of Season Three with the 1975 original, JAWS, directed by Steven Spielberg. After spending a considerable amount of time wondering why you'd ever try to make a sequel to JAWS, they dive in to talk shark cages, monologues, foregrounds and backgrounds, and fin shots. Then after the movie, they reveal Season Four's programming.
02:21:54
May 18, 2022
Jaws 3-D (1983) Unsynced
Unsynchronized version! For when you don't want to watch along with the movie! Join D and Andrew as they don the proverbial 3D glasses and head back to 1983's JAWS 3-D. Listen as they marvel at the perfection of Lou Gossett Jr., ruminate on the enthusiastic marriage of studio tentpole and SeaWorld commercial, and try to figure out why there aren't any good shark effects in the shark movie.
01:15:02
May 09, 2022
3x3 - Jaws 3-D (1983)
Join D and Andrew as they don the proverbial 3D glasses and head back to 1983's JAWS 3-D. Listen as they marvel at the perfection of Lou Gossett Jr., ruminate on the enthusiastic marriage of studio tentpole and SeaWorld commercial, and try to figure out why there aren't any good shark effects in the shark movie.
01:53:34
May 09, 2022
Jaws 2 (1978) Unsynced
Unsynchronized version! For when you don't want to watch along with the movie! Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water... Join D and Andrew as they take that long trip to Cable Junction. Having found the JAWS franchise's bottom, they can now rise (carefully so they don't bite through their mouth guards) through the rest of the series, starting with Jeannot Szwarc's troubled but fine sequel to the original. Listen as they discuss Roy Scheider's levels of Roy Scheidering, John Williams's magnificent score, and how the Thanos snap played out in the Jaws Universe (somehow aging the first movie's early tweens into their late teens in just three years).
01:19:34
May 04, 2022
3x2 - Jaws 2 (1978)
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water... Join D and Andrew as they take that long trip to Cable Junction. Having found the JAWS franchise's bottom, they can now rise (carefully so they don't bite through their mouth guards) through the rest of the series, starting with Jeannot Szwarc's troubled but fine sequel to the original. Listen as they discuss Roy Scheider's levels of Roy Scheidering, John Williams's magnificent score, and how the Thanos snap played out in the Jaws Universe (somehow aging the first movie's early tweens into their late teens in just three years).
02:13:15
May 04, 2022
Jaws: The Revenge (1987) Unsynced
Unsynchronized version! For when you don't want to watch along with the movie! Season three begins here! As may be the norm for men of a certain age, D and Andrew once again find themselves watching Joseph Sargent's 1987, JAWS: THE REVENGE, and, once again, find themselves asking the same question… why are they watching this damn movie.
01:11:20
April 28, 2022
3x1 - Jaws: The Revenge (1987)
Season three begins here! As may be the norm for men of a certain age, D and Andrew once again find themselves watching Joseph Sargent's 1987, JAWS: THE REVENGE, and, once again, find themselves asking the same question… why are they watching this damn movie.
01:45:12
April 28, 2022
Poltergeist (1982) Unsynced
Unsynchronized version! For when you don't want to watch along with the movie! Season Two Finale! D and Andrew finally get to 1982's POLTERGEIST (a.k.a. the only good one; not just good, great!). As they watch the film, they talk about pot-smoking parents, good eighties dads, Tobé or Stevé, great special effects, and the importance of whispering. Stayed tuned after the commentary to hear what's coming next season!
01:14:18
April 20, 2022
2x3 - Poltergeist (1982)
Season Two Finale! D and Andrew finally get to 1982's POLTERGEIST (a.k.a. the only good one; not just good, great!). As they watch the film, they talk about pot-smoking parents, good eighties dads, Tobé or Stevé, great special effects, and the importance of whispering. Stayed tuned after the commentary to hear what's coming next season!
02:08:27
April 20, 2022
Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986) Unsynced
Unsynchronized version! For when you don't want to watch along with the movie! D and Andrew hunker down and try to get to the OTHER SIDE (all two and a half minutes of it). Listen as they wonder where Craig T. Nelson's mullet goes, what Will Sampson actually does in this movie, how Carol Anne's learned so many new words in just a year, and muse if this one's actually much worse than POLTERGEIST III.
01:00:35
April 13, 2022
2x2 - Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986)
D and Andrew hunker down and try to get to the OTHER SIDE (all two and a half minutes of it). Listen as they wonder where Craig T. Nelson's mullet goes, what Will Sampson actually does in this movie, how Carol Anne's learned so many new words in just a year, and muse if this one's actually much worse than POLTERGEIST III.
01:42:31
April 13, 2022
Poltergeist III (1988) Unsynced
Unsynchronized version! For when you don't want to watch along with the movie! Season two kicks off with POLTERGEIST III, which had really better be the worst in the franchise because it's an exceptionally boring stinker. As the "action" unfolds, D and Andrew talk Chicago movies, angry Nancy Allen, good dad Tom Skerritt, and ghosts driving cars.
01:02:11
April 06, 2022
2x1 - Poltergeist III (1988)
Season two kicks off with POLTERGEIST III, which had really better be the worst in the franchise because it's an exceptionally boring stinker. As the "action" unfolds, D and Andrew talk Chicago movies, angry Nancy Allen, good dad Tom Skerritt, and ghosts driving cars.
01:44:33
April 06, 2022
Halloween Kills (2021) Unsynced
Unsynchronized version! For when you don't want to watch along with the movie! D and Andrew kick off the show with an audio commentary of HALLOWEEN KILLS (2021), the latest installment in the franchise, directed by David Gordon Green. Starring Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode and Anthony Michael Hall as Tommy Doyle.
01:19:50
April 04, 2022
Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989) Unsynced
Unsynchronized version! For when you don't want to watch along with the movie! An  audio commentary for the 1989 film, Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael  Myers, directed by Dominique Othenin-Girard, starring Donald Pleasence,  Danielle Harris, Ellie Cornell, Beau Starr, Wendy Kaplan, and Tamara  Glynn.
01:20:30
April 04, 2022
Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995) Unsynced
Unsynchronized version! For when you don't want to watch along with the movie! An audio commentary for the 1995 film, Halloween: The Curse of  Michael Myers, directed by Joe Chappelle, starring Donald Pleasence,  Paul (Stephen) Rudd, Marianne Hagan, Mitchell Ryan, Kim Darby, and J.C.  Brandy as Jamie Lloyd.Unsynchronized version! For when you don't want to watch along with the movie!
58:24
April 03, 2022
Halloween H20 (1998) Unsynced
Unsynchronized version! For when you don't want to watch along with the movie! An  audio commentary for the 1998 film, Halloween H20, directed by Steve  Miner, starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Adam Arkin, Josh Hartnett, Michelle  Williams, Adam Hann-Byrd, Jodi Lyn O'Keefe, Janet Leigh, and Joseph  Gordon-Levitt.
01:20:42
April 03, 2022
Halloween: Resurrection (2002) Unsynced
Unsynchronized version! For when you don't want to watch along with the movie! This episode, D and Andrew struggle to stay awake and interested enough to survive 2002's HALLOWEEN: RESURRECTION, directed by Rick Rosenthal, and starring Brad Loree as Michael Myers. Also starring a very embarrassed Jamie Lee Curtis, Busta Rhymes, Tyra Banks, and a cast of forgettable early aughts actors. But also Katee Sackhoff. Enjoy?
01:05:22
March 31, 2022
Halloween (2018) Unsynced
Unsynchronized version! For when you don't want to watch along with the movie! D  and Andrew sit down and suffer through Halloween H40: Strode vs. Myers,  discussing the South Carolina-looking suburban Illinois, Jamie Lee  Curtis's hair (and her character versus H20), and Judy Greer's  Karenness.
01:10:16
March 30, 2022
Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988) Unsynced
Unsynchronized version! For when you don't want to watch along with the movie! With the end of season one (and Halloween) in sight, D and Andrew get back to the original timeline with 1988's RETURN OF MICHAEL MYERS, when the franchise still got recognizable character actors, Donald Pleasence did stunts (sort of), and the movies weren't stupefyingly bad.
56:42
March 29, 2022
Halloween II (1980) Unsynced
Unsynchronized version! For when you don't want to listen along in time with the movie! In  the penultimate episode of Season One, D and Andrew return to the  original original Halloween sequel continuity and watch Rick Rosenthal  (and John Carpenter)'s Halloween II (1981). Listen as they muse on Jamie  Lee Curtis's "Scream Queen" finale, Donald Pleasence's (relative)  sobriety, the Universal backlot, and the wondrousness of Dean Cundey's  photography.
01:08:23
March 28, 2022
Halloween (1978) Unsynced
Unsynchronized version! For when you don't want to listen along in time with the movie! The Season One finale--Halloween "ends" here for 709 Meridian as D and Andrew talk through the original 1978 Halloween, directed by John Carpenter, starring Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode and Brian Andrews as Tommy Doyle. Stick around after the commentary as they wrap up the movie (learning why Laurie's hair changes so much), make the definite "Worst to Best" list of the saga, and preview 709 Meridian Season Two. Sorry about the long post-movie discussion, but when you're talking good John Carpenter, you've got to talk good John Carpenter.
01:39:29
March 28, 2022
Halloween (1978)
The Season One finale--Halloween "ends" here for 709 Meridian as D and Andrew talk through the original 1978 Halloween, directed by John Carpenter, starring Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode and Brian Andrews as Tommy Doyle. Stick around after the commentary as they wrap up the movie (learning why Laurie's hair changes so much), make the definite "Worst to Best" list of the saga, and preview 709 Meridian Season Two. Sorry about the long post-movie discussion, but when you're talking good John Carpenter, you've got to talk good John Carpenter.
02:20:01
March 28, 2022
Halloween II (1980)
In the penultimate episode of Season One, D and Andrew return to the original original Halloween sequel continuity and watch Rick Rosenthal (and John Carpenter)'s Halloween II (1981). Listen as they muse on Jamie Lee Curtis's "Scream Queen" finale, Donald Pleasence's (relative) sobriety, the Universal backlot, and the wondrousness of Dean Cundey's photography.
01:52:11
March 24, 2022
Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)
With the end of season one (and Halloween) in sight, D and Andrew get back to the original timeline with 1988's RETURN OF MICHAEL MYERS, when the franchise still got recognizable character actors, Donald Pleasence did stunts (sort of), and the movies weren't stupefyingly bad.
01:41:40
March 21, 2022
Halloween (2018)
D and Andrew sit down and suffer through Halloween H40: Strode vs. Myers, discussing the South Carolina-looking suburban Illinois, Jamie Lee Curtis's hair (and her character versus H20), and Judy Greer's Karenness.
01:49:58
March 12, 2022
Halloween: Resurrection
This episode, D and Andrew struggle to stay awake and interested enough to survive 2002's HALLOWEEN: RESURRECTION, directed by Rick Rosenthal, and starring Brad Loree as Michael Myers. Also starring a very embarrassed Jamie Lee Curtis, Busta Rhymes, Tyra Banks, and a cast of forgettable early aughts actors. But also Katee Sackhoff. Enjoy?
01:48:15
February 21, 2022
Halloween H20
An audio commentary for the 1998 film, Halloween H20, directed by Steve Miner, starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Adam Arkin, Josh Hartnett, Michelle Williams, Adam Hann-Byrd, Jodi Lyn O'Keefe, Janet Leigh, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
01:45:31
February 05, 2022
Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)
An audio commentary for the 1995 film, Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, directed by Joe Chappelle, starring Donald Pleasence, Paul (Stephen) Rudd, Marianne Hagan, Mitchell Ryan, Kim Darby, and J.C. Brandy as Jamie Lloyd.
01:37:16
January 17, 2022
Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)
An audio commentary for the 1989 film, Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers, directed by Dominique Othenin-Girard, starring Donald Pleasence, Danielle Harris, Ellie Cornell, Beau Starr, Wendy Kaplan, and Tamara Glynn.
01:43:14
December 09, 2021
Halloween Kills (2021)
D and Andrew kick off the show with an audio commentary of HALLOWEEN KILLS (2021), the latest installment in the franchise, directed by David Gordon Green. Starring Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode and Anthony Michael Hall as Tommy Doyle.
01:50:44
November 23, 2021