24
October
2007

Episode 48 of Upon Further Review!

This week we go to a galaxy far, far away in Episode 48 of Upon Further Review!  In this episode we thank listeners for comments and corrections before moving on to the main part of the show:  first, we get a little punked out with our review of The Pixies; second, we see how strong the Force really is as we look at the Star Wars franchise; and finally, we see how one fan’s vision translates to the not so video screen with our review of the Tatooine TV podcast.  As always, we appreciate your ideas and feedback, and we ask that you keep them coming…and the word about the show going to whoever you can!  (As usual, podsafe intro music is provided by Sharif (“You’re My Girl”), outro by David Henderson (“We Gotta Go”).)

Reviewed in this show:

The Pixies

Star Wars

Tatooine TV

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  2. DrumIntellect:

    Great show (as usual)!
    I don’t know about the first or third items, but I agree with your grade for Star Wars. There actually was a book called, apparently, “The Science of Star Wars: An Astrophysicist’s Independent Examination of Space Travel, Aliens, Planets, and Robots as Portrayed in the Star Wars Films and Books” by Jeanne Cavelos. I wonder if that sways your rating upward.

  3. classic chris:

    Clea, Greg,

    I’m with you on The Pixies. Other than Monkey Gone to Heaven, never cared much for their style. Lots of other bands of the time and genre that were much more fun and interesting. When Black Francis went solo as Frank Black, he had a good hit or two, but still very much a one-hit wonder type of enterprise…

    One thing that you made me think about was the punk music phenomena when you talked about punk music today… it’s really not the same as the “Decline and Fall of Western Civilization” punk rock, and it might never be — just a function of the times, I think. Consider the music of Black Flag (REVIEW SUGGESTION: Henry Rollins — not a family friendly topic, but in my opinion an important figure of our time, especially with his mastery of “spoken word” as an art form) and of course the Sex Pistols and others of the punk rock era… the times dictated the anarchist and rebellious spirit and today’s Gen Y or Gen Y+ or whatever they’re called just might not have the broad social, socio-economic and authoritarian structure to breed the angry, energetic punk that made its mark in the 70s and early 80s. Or maybe not. Just my opinion… (or is it?)

    And one more comment: you’ve reviewed Star Wars (and lots of Star Wars derivates) and war… REVIEW SUGGESTION: how about a review of stars to complete the transitive property of the theme? In astronomy news right now there’s a comet streaking through the sky (“Comet Holmes”) visible to the naked eye… astronomy . com has a weekly podcast… and in astrology, Pluto is moving out of Sagittarius after 13 years and it’s apparently going to mean a major shake up worldwide, including US’s loss of superpower status…

    Thanks, again, for a fantastic show!!! Only one more between us and 50!!! See you on 49!!!

    – chris

  4. admin:

    DI: It didn’t, but that sounds cool, and we’ll have to check the book out.

    Chris: Greg had a friend who used to love Henry Rollins until he “sold out” by doing more mainstream stuff…we’re not sure whether that’s true or not, but he certainly is an intriguing figure. We may well take him on in a future show. As for reviewing stars–why, we did in Episode 50. Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan… ;)

    Thanks for the continued comments, all–please keep them coming!

    T.R.

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