This past weekend, Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark turned off the lights and packed up its sets for good at the Foxwoods Theater on Broadway. To commemorate the passing of the troubled musical (okay fine, it’s moving to Las Vegas), Ian is joined for this Extra Point, for the first time, by friend and fellow geek Austin Cantrell, who got to the see the original version of the play before Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa was brought in the try and fix it; Ian got to see it post-Taymor in mid-December of 2013. Ian and Austin compare versions and notes (with Kris chiming in from time to time) as we try to figure out just what went wrong here. We also discuss various other missteps, including what eventually became “The Emperor’s New Groove,” which was then titled “Kingdom of the Sun.” You can check out the documentary on “Kingdom of the Sun” at the link embed below. And major thanks to Austin for joining in!
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This episode is a rerun that originally aired September 22nd, 2008.
Episode 7 – Two True Disney Freaks +1
In this very special Family-Friendly episode, Scott and Chris welcome their first-ever Guest Freak!! Mark Buttrick, Stage Manager at the Walt Disney World Resort, joins the guys to discuss a “forgotten” Indiana Jones property. The trademarked TTF tangenting ensues in which The Freaks also discuss just about the whole rest of Walt Disney World, John Williams, George Lucas, IMAX movies, and Chris’s snoring!!
Speaking of which, just where IS Chris going with his Mormon story anyway??!! All this and more in the first ALL AGES Two True Freaks episode!!
In this episode, the guys take an Easter-inspired superhero quiz. Mark shares how he would prepare to audition for Spider-Man on Broadway. Eight comics are reviewed in eight minutes, including Days of Future Past, which Nick just now read. All that, and Jason’s there, too.
Show Notes: 2:00 Daredevil: Noir #1… 2:51 Scalped #27… 4:00 The Boys #29… 5:15 Flash Rebirth #1… 6:28 Uncanny X-Men #141 (yes, Days of Future Past Part One)… 7:50 Locke & Key: Head Games #4… 8:57 Uncanny X-Men #142… 10:03 Irredeemable #1… 11:42 The Happy Easter Resurrection-themed Superhero Who Am I Quiz… 21:04 Casting call for Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark… 33:33 Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite… 38:06 What makes a hero irredeemable?…