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    Episode 224: Starcrash: LIVE!

    That was a gift from his evangelical parents. "Marjoe" is a mash-up of "Mary" and "Joseph." (I was going to call it a portmanteau, but that name is an insult to portmanteaus.) Though apparently his birth name is "Hugh," and "Marjoe" is his middle name. "Hugh Gortner" is pretty impressive, though. Sounds like the name of a bear-man from the 1950s who would die of a stroke on a golf course.
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    Episode 224: Starcrash: LIVE!

    Yep. Totally sacrificed all those people & guards to make her escape... which was doubly ineffective given that Elle & Thor pretty much immediately catch her, so all those people died for nothing.
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    Episode 224: Starcrash: LIVE!

    Fun robo-fact: the guy who did the voice for Elle in Starcrash went on to do the voice of Gizmoduck in Duck Tales. I apologize for knowing way too much about this shitty, shitty movie.
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    Episode 224: Starcrash: LIVE!

    Speaking of ripping off, anyone else notice how Star Wars Rogue One basically uses the same main theme as Starcrash? See here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40C-b6Umgy4 Well, I probably shouldn't go so far as to call it a rip-off-- since Starcrash is basically a rip-off of Star Wars, we could say the Rogue One theme is an homage. Some background: Michael Giacchino (pronounced 'jah-KEEN-oh' for those of you wondering) wasn't the original composer for Rogue One, and was brought on to the film late in the game. He had something like 4 weeks to come up with a score. Now, I'm not saying he took an easy way out and just tweaked the theme from Starcrash to get him through the day. Giacchino has said he's a fan of John Barry (the composer for Starcrash), and given that Rogue One was the first of the outrigger Star Wars stories, I can see Giacchino having a little bit of fun in "paying homage" to one of the more notorious Star Wars rip-offs. So, in the end, maybe not so much of a rip-off of the theme, but man... the side by side comparison of the two themes blows my mind. I was at the live show and really considered doing a Second Opinions song about it, but my singing chops are pretty much non-existent and some of the other people there ended up doing a much better job than I ever could have.
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    Episode 51.5 — Minisode 51.5

    Paul- If you're looking for a suitable so-bad-it's-good Hanukkah movie, check out "The Hebrew Hammer." Standouts are Andy Dick's performance as "Damian Claus," Santa's power-hungry evil son, and Mario Van Peebles in one of the best send-ups of a blaxsploitation role I've ever seen.
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