Friday, February 26, 2016

JFD303: V (1983 miniseries)

This week, we close out our world-famous month-long Sci-Fi Ebruary celebration by closing a significant gap in our TV Miniseries watching histories. But does it contain as much Robert Englund as we expect? If you've always dreamed of vacuum-sealed flesh on top of a lizard face in your science fiction, our Sci-Fi Ebruary blowout episode is gonna deliver for you in crazy spades.

First up! Only up! It's V: The Original Miniseries from 1983! Alien Visitors land on earth in this landmark series, which spawned a follow-up and two regular series, as well as novels, toys and a rabid fan-base. Robert Englund and Richard Herd are among the ranks of the visitors, who initial motivations appear to be harmless, until they start controlling the media in this parable of race relations, facism, xenophobia, and paranoia. They claim to be doing so for the greater good, but they're aliens and this is television so they gotta be bad, right?

All this plus witty banter between friends, Honey-Glazed Ham FuckStyles, THE RETURN OF THE RANDOMIZER 5000, Rusty's Call-in Chat Show, Raising the Bar So High, Nerd News You Can Use, Our Picks for your DVD Packs, very unusual background noises, Pornographic Callbacks, continued lack of overt police involvement, sneezes, belches, gleeks and a whole lot more!


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Friday, February 19, 2016

JFD302: Beer Money, Out There, Aliens


Sci-Fi Ebruary continues this week as we're invaded by space creatures! Some of them are slimy and evil but some of them are nice, which begs the question - who are the REAL aliens?

First, Mark Paul Gosselaar, Mercedes McNab and slacker friends sell a cute, dead (?) extra terrestrial to a TV show in "Beer Money" from 2001. It's a made for the USA Network movie written by JFD favorite Rich Wilkes ("Glory Daze," "The Stoned Age").

Next, after finding photos of aliens at a garage sale, a journalist finds the truth in "Out there." Bobcat Goldthwait, Julie Brown, P.J. Soles and other wacky characters show up in this (also, somehow) made-for-tv movie.

Finally, Ripley is back to take out an alien colony in James Camerons' classic "Aliens." How does Cameron's take on Ridley Scott's Xenomorph stack up to the original? Well, Bill Paxton's in this one, so probably pretty well.

All this, plus Nerd News, DVDs, breaking Sad Nerd News, an odd lack of an intro, technical troubles, an argument for the ages: Poop or Ross Perot, Sean identifies as an Al Queda, Deadpool Chat, Fuckstyles, late Voicemails and so much more!

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Saturday, February 13, 2016

JFD301: Mothra, Electric Dragon 80.000 V, Zebraman


As we work off the hangover, clean off our tuxes and sweep up the confetti from our 300th episode award ceremony, we take some time to keep Sci Fi-ebruary rolling along by exploring three Japanese sci-fi films.

First, we examine a true classic of Japanese kaijū cinema, Mothra from 1961. Directed by Ishirô Honda (Godzilla, Matango, Frankenstein Conquers the World and countless other kaijū classics) this is a tale of two twin fairies who are kidnapped from their island home and made to perform for the people of Japan. However, their protector, Mothra, a giant moth, comes to rescue them leaving nothing but carnage in its path.

Next, we get an electrifying jolt of manic black & white cinema, abrasive Japanese noise rock and battles for spiritual supremacy in Electric Dragon 80.000 V from 2001. Director Gakuryû Ishii (who gave us 1982's Burst City) tells the story of a young man who gains special powers from electricity and uses them to rock out and catch lizards until one day he is challenged by another man who knows how to harness the voltage as well.

Finally, we get to see a softer side of Takashi Miike (Audition, Ichi the Killer) with his 2004 superhero comedy Zebraman. In this film, Shô Aikawa plays a schlubby teacher who gets no respect from his family or students. He fantasizes about becoming his favorite superhero from the 70's, Zebraman, until one day, he and a wheelchair-bound student discover that the events of the Zebraman TV show are actually starting to happen in the real world and it's up to them to be heroes.

All this, plus Super Bowl movie trailer roundup, Civil War comic books, calls from Australia, Matthew Sweetman, Nerd News, DVDs and blu-rays of the week, questionable English dubbing, the gender politics of giant monsters, Japanese rock songs, cosplaying as a crab on the streets of Tokyo, and so much more!

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Friday, February 12, 2016

JFD March/Anniversary Calendar!

Greetings, Junkies and Snack Packers! As you may know, March is our anniversary month, and this year, we'll be celebrating our 75th anniversary with 5 banger ass special episodes. First, we're doing a Randomizer 5K episode. What's going in the Randomizer? Movies picked by YOU. We'll get you the details on how/when to submit your picks soon enough. Then, we're doing 3 weeks of director theme shows. Each one of us is curating their own show based on their favorite director. Expect emotional results. And the last week is our anniversary show, packed to the gills with movies that can only be described as "cult classics."

In the meantime, like us on facebook or leave an iTunes review, eh?

JFD304: Randomizer 5K: X-treme!

JFD305: Richard Linklater Week
  • Slacker (1991)
  • Dazed & Confused (1993)
  • Before Sunrise (1994)
JFD306 David Lynch Week
  • Blue Velvet (1986)
  • The Straight Story (1999)
  • Mulholland Drive (2001)
JFD307 Quentin Tarantino Week
  • Reservoir Dogs (1992)
  • Pulp Fiction (1994)
  • Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair (2004)
JFD308 Anniversary Week
  • Fitzcarraldo (1982)
  • The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1995)
  • Freddy Got Fingered (2001)

We did it. We truly did it.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

JFD300: An Awards Show Junktacular


It's been a long, hard road to three hundred podcasts, but we truly did it. We couldn't have done it without you, the Junk Food Junkies out there, and to thank you we've put together a heckuva evening of entertainment for your podcasting pleasures.
To celebrate our first 300 episodes, we pick movies from our long and storied past to nominate for the following award categories...


This is the Dumbest Movie I ever Saw / Cool Movie:
Movie we've changed our mind on


It Gives You a Boner:
Sexiest Movie

What Are You, a Ghoul?:
Movie your significant other cringes at

All Englishmen are Ugly:
Worst British Person

My Friend Barry Holt w/ the Chubby Cheek Face:
Best Character in a movie

Heavy Doobies:
Best movie to watch high

Relax During Entertainment:
Movie we've watched most

Midgets are the Rats of Humans:
Best Little Person Actor

Mr. Perfect Hey!:
JFD Hall of Fame Inductee

We also check in with The Snack Pack on our Junkmail Line, who variously wish us well and wish us worse. And maybe even a few special surprises if you keep the dream alive in your heart.
All this plus witty banter between friends, Butthorn Business Cards, Double Edged Incest Movie Swords, Butthead Feldman’s Beavis Impression, Australia Censorship Has Gone Too Far, Real-time Amazon shopping, A Celebration of Salt Penis & The Evolution of Strong Politics, No Nerd News or DVD Picks, continued lack of overt police involvement, sneezes, belches, gleeks and a whole lot more!



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Thursday, February 4, 2016

JFD299: The Blob, The Monster of Piedras Blancas, Invasion of the Saucer-Men

Sci Fi Ebruary is here!! This week is dedicated to those old timey movies your grampa saw at a drive in circa 1959.

First, Steve McQueen, middle-aged, plays a teenage rebel who's Smalltown, USA's only hope against an organism that crash lands via a comet in 1958's "The Blob." The movie's a classic that revolutionized horror and sci fi films, but does it hold up? Only we can decide.

Next, a Creature of the Black Lagoon wannabe terrorizes a small California coastal town in 1959's "The Monster of Piedras Blancas." The movie is notable for its sex and violence. And for its poseur Creature.

Finally, little green men invade a different Smalltown, USA and get everyone drunk and then fight the local livestock in "Invasion of the Saucer-men" from 1957.

All this, plus Nerd News, DVDs, The Year of Feldman continues, feelin' like grandpas, gettin' ready for episode 300 and so much more!


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