Best Of The Brickroom: The Terminator Paradox

Merry Christmas, everyone!  We took the week off from recording but never fear, we have an episode for you to listen to and it’s truly one of our favorites.

James Cameron’s movie, The Terminator, is one of the best ever.  But there’s a problem:  the movie involves time travel and as the film’s course of events unfolds we learn that the entire plot hinges around a paradox.  It isn’t actually possible for the story to have happened as presented to the viewer.  Or is it?  Marc has a theory about how the story of the terminator movies can actually make sense, without creating a paradox.

This is one of our favorite conversations and we know you’ll like it too if you missed it the first time around.  Grab your favorite holiday beverage and listen in.  As for us…<imagine Terminator theme here> …we’ll be back.  (I had to do it).

 

Episode #96: Alternate Episode

This episode is spoiler free.  We recorded and published two podcasts this week.  If you’ve heard our podcast at all you know that both of us are big fans of Star Wars.  We saw the movie right away and there’s just no way we weren’t going to talk about it on the podcast.  However, knowing that many people will not have seen the movie yet, we also recorded this completely spoiler free episode.

In this episode we welcome back Gordy, who has been on the podcast a number of times before.  We start off talking about what Gordy would do if he became a ghost.  By the way, Gordy wants to be a ghost.  Then we move on to discuss who our characters would be if we were put into a suspense movie.  Would we be the killers?  The victims?

We also discuss the current state of television.  Specifically, we talk about how the best TV you can watch right now isn’t coming from major TV studios.  Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, HBO, Showtime…they’re the leaders right now in terms of quality.  So that’s two online streaming services, a mail order delivery service/warehouse, and two cable channels making original content far superior to what you can find on NBC, ABC, or any other major network.  HBO and Showtime have always had strong original content,  but now Amazon and Netflix are leading the pack as well?  Incredible.  Good TV is no longer made by TV.

Finally, we wrap it up by making guesses about the future of the movie business.  For awhile, every movie had vampires.  Then they all had zombies.  Now everything is a superhero movie.  What will the next trend be?  Grab your drink, give us a listen, and find out the future of movies.  And speaking of movies…go watch Star Wars and then come back and listen to our Star Wars:  The Force Awakens review podcast.

Episode #95: Star Wars Review

Spoilers, spoilers, spoilers!  This episode is loaded with spoilers for Star Wars:  The Force Awakens.

We saw the movie.  In this week’s episode we talk all about it.  We realize that not everyone has seen the movie yet (it’s only been out a couple days) so we also recorded another podcast for this week that has no spoilers.  In fact, it has nothing at all to do with Star Wars.  So, if you’ve seen the movie, take a listen and hear what we have to say.  Then leave us a comment or send us an email and chime in with your own thoughts.  If you haven’t seen the movie yet, seriously don’t listen to this podcast, listen to Episode #96 instead.  Or better yet, go see The Force Awakens.

 

Episode #94

Happy December! This week we’re all over the place (typical) and we discuss why Vader is so kill-happy in Episode V as opposed to being docile in Episode IV, hover-boards vs speeder bikes and how we should deal with sports stars.

Let us know what you think and if you want us to discuss anything special, let us know!

Welcome Back! Episode #93

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We’re back! Happy Thanksgiving! We took the week off to celebrate what we’re thankful for and we’d like to say thank you for listening!

This week we talk about the ways to protect yourself from assassins in one specific situation as well as treasure and the mechanics of the Bermuda Triangle. This leads us to explore mystical forces such as Genie wish granting and we rip on the dictator of North Korea a little bit.

Rather well rounded for one of our final podcasts for the year.

Enjoy!