On this episode, the ESO crew attempts an epic theater crawl to review three films, starting with Shaun of the Dead, advancing to Hot Fuzz, and concluding at The World’s End. The six friends (who had no idea one another existed while they were in high school) undertaking this quest are none other than Mike, Mike, Jennifer, the award-winning author Bobby Nash, Ashley Bergner, and Alex Autrey. Yarp! Amidst all the madness, we also find time to feature writer Amy Leigh Strickland in The Geek Seat. Plus the usual Rants, Raves, Khan Report and Shout Outs!
Join us for yet another episode of The Earth Station One Podcast we like to call: Our Favorite Flavours of Cornetto
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By Ashley Bergner
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When Gary King was a teenager, he was the king of “cool.” As a sort of James Dean “Rebel Without a Cause” figure, his friends idolized him and looked up to him as a leader. The only problem is, Gary is now well past his teenage years, but he stubbornly refuses to grow up, clinging to a free-spirited sense of adolescent irresponsibility. Although none of his friends really respect him anymore (some of them no longer even particularly like him), that doesn’t stop Gary from trying to reunite his now middle-aged friends for an epic pub crawl.
Known as “The Golden Mile,” the pub crawl consists of 12 pints at 12 pubs in the friends’ hometown of Newton Haven. The friends attempted the pub crawl in their youth but never made it to the final pub, known as “The World’s End.” Though no one shares Gary’s enthusiasm for the plan, they all pile into Gary’s beat-up old car anyway and head for Newton Haven. That’s when they begin to realize something might be wrong with the seemingly sleepy little town: all the pubs have been commercialized, the locals are behaving oddly, and no one seems to recognize Gary and his friends. Then, about halfway through the pub crawl, Gary makes a shocking discovery about a sinister conspiracy going on behind the scenes in Newton Haven. The pub crawl suddenly becomes more dangerous, and the friends begin to realize “The World’s End” may be more than just the name of the final pub on their trip — they have inadvertently helped to unleash the apocalypse. Continue reading
The ESO crew heads back to the theater to review Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost’s Cornetto trilogy of movies; Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead, and The End of the World. We’ll take a look at all three films, which are returning to theaters on August 22nd. You know, for most shows, that would be enough, but we’re also serving up the usual Rants and Raves, Khan Report, The Geek Seat, Shout Outs, and we may even have a special guest or two onboard the station. You get all this and more on the next exciting episode of Earth Station One. Join us.
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If you like your first-contact movies with extra-terrestrial stoners, bad reggae dancing and a metric ton of jokes about “spaceman balls,” then this Simon Pegg-Nick Frost road comedy is for you.
This UK trailer gives us the first real look at this comedy, and three things are abundantly clear: 1) Seth Rogen is now the definitive stoner actor and can make anything seem half-baked, even little green men built like porn stars; 2) Kristen Wiig looks kinda hot with one eye; and 3) aliens like their food so rare it’s still kicking.
See the trailer here
Zombies were never funnier than in Shaun of the Dead, so we’ve been looking forward to seeing what creators Simon Pegg and Nick Frost make of aliens in their sci-fi E.T. comedy Paul. A new teaser trailer finally gives us a taste.
Take a peek at the trailer here