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Friday, January 14, 2022

Episode 66: Dune Scores, Part 1

In honor of Dune (2020) finally opening in 2021, DuneWatch 2021 rolls on into 2022 with a transition to DuneListen, where Glenn & Scott review the scores from the Dune adaptations they’ve been watching lately. First up are the two miniseries scores, Frank Herbert’s Dune by Graeme Revell, and Frank Herbert’s Children of Dune by Brian Tyler. They cover the major themes of each score, discuss how the music relates to the setting and character drama in each series, and take a whirlwind tour of Brian Tyler's greatest hit. Plus, stay tuned at the end for a special guest review!

You can support the show on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/nontoxicfanboys. On the most recent patron-exclusive show, Glenn & Scott discuss time crunches.

Every Monday night, Glenn & Scott stream video games live on https://www.twitch.tv/nontoxicfanboys. Come hang out with us in the chat, or just watch us play games badly.

Musical selections:

  • "Dreamscape" from Frank Herbert’s Dune by Graeme Revell
  • Irulan's Baroque Recital from Frank Herbert’s Dune by Graeme Revell
  • "Main Theme" from Frank Herbert’s Dune by Graeme Revell
  • "Main Title" from Gone With the Wind by Max Steiner
  • "Desert Love" from Frank Herbert’s Dune by Graeme Revell
  • "Outrun Worm" from Frank Herbert’s Dune by Graeme Revell
  • "Paul Chooses/Finale" from Frank Herbert’s Dune by Graeme Revell
  • "Summon the Worms" from Frank Herbert’s Children of Dune by Brian Tyler
  • "Dune Messiah" from Frank Herbert’s Children of Dune by Brian Tyler
  • "Summon the Worms" from Frank Herbert’s Children of Dune by Brian Tyler
  • "Children of Dune" from Frank Herbert’s Children of Dune by Brian Tyler
  • "The Impossible Wager" from Frank Herbert’s Children of Dune by Brian Tyler
  • "I Have Only Now" from Frank Herbert’s Children of Dune by Brian Tyler
  • "Sins of the Mother" from Frank Herbert’s Children of Dune by Brian Tyler
  • "Horizon" from Frank Herbert’s Children of Dune by Brian Tyler
  • "Trap the Worm" from Frank Herbert’s Children of Dune by Brian Tyler
  • "Inama Nushif (Montage)" from Frank Herbert’s Children of Dune by Brian Tyler
  • "Farewell" from Frank Herbert’s Children of Dune by Brian Tyler
  • End credits music from Frank Herbert’s Children of Dune by Brian Tyler
  • "End Title" from Frank Herbert’s Children of Dune by Brian Tyler
  • "The Council of Elrond Assembles" from The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring by Howard Shore
  • "End Titles" from Bubba Ho-Tep by Brian Tyler
  • "Journey to Asgard" from Thor: The Dark World by Brian Tyler
  • "Power Rangers Theme" from Power Rangers by Brian Tyler

The theme music used in this podcast is Discovery by Alexander Nakarada https://filmmusic.io/song/5756-discovery

Friday, January 7, 2022

Episode 65: The Golden Path - Children of Dune (2003)

DuneWatch continues as Glenn & Scott review the 2003 miniseries Frank Herbert’s Children of Dune, adapting the novels Dune Messiah and, well, Children of Dune. How well does this miniseries translate the story of the books to a television audience? What changes worked, and which didn’t? Is enjoyment of an adaptation helped or hindered by how well you remember the source material? What is the legal status of gholas? Who was this miniseries’ Celebrity Stunt Casting Who Was Featured In All Of The Ads? And is it even possible to explain the world of Dune without the benefit of three-page asides in the middle of scenes? Scott laments how the miniseries handled iconic lines from the end of each book, but then he wins the Obscure References Game when Glenn forgets the difference between Dukat and Dukhat. Finally they discuss roles that were recast from the first miniseries and evaluate all of this show’s acting performances, including an unknown newcomer named James McAvoy, who is absolutely this miniseries’ Actor Placed Front And Center On The Cover Of Every Recent Video Release.

Never fear, listeners, the saga of DuneWatch is far from over. Come back next month for part one of our DuneListen, when we begin our review of these adaptations’ scores. We promise at least one of them is good!

You can support the show on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/nontoxicfanboys. On the most recent patron-exclusive show, Glenn & Scott discuss the modern landscape of media consumption, the difficulties of presenting science information on television, and the folly of war.

Every Monday night, Glenn & Scott stream video games live on https://www.twitch.tv/nontoxicfanboys. Come hang out with us in the chat, or catch the archive later on our Youtube channel if you just want to watch us play games badly.

The theme music used in this podcast is Discovery by Alexander Nakarada
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5756-discovery
License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Monday, December 6, 2021

Episode 64: So Far, So Good? - Dune (2020) (2021)

DuneWatch continues as Glenn & Scott review the newest Dune movie. They discuss what aspects of the story this movie emphasizes and what it leaves out all together, what it handles better than any previous adaptation and what it handles arguably even worse than the 1984 film. They evaluate the performances, the characterization, the production design, the color grading, and the relative importance of Duncan Idaho. Glenn has an estimate of when it might be safe to go back to movie theaters, while Scott has an update about his craw. Then they close the show by musing on the difficulties of reviewing half a movie and talking about what they’re looking forward to in Dune Part Two.

You can support the show on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/nontoxicfanboys. On the most recent patron-exclusive show, Scott discussed his recent bout of watcher's block.

Every Monday night, Glenn & Scott stream video games live on https://www.twitch.tv/nontoxicfanboys. Come hang out with us in the chat, or catch the archive later on our Youtube channel if you just want to watch us play games badly.

The theme music used in this podcast is Discovery by Alexander Nakarada
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5756-discovery
License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Sunday, November 7, 2021

Episode 63: The Saga of Dune (2000)

DuneWatch continues as Glenn & Scott review the 2000 Sci-Fi Channel miniseries Frank Herbert's Dune. How does this series compare to the 1984 movie, how does it compare to the 1965 novel, and which one does it draw more inspiration from? They discuss how the miniseries handles the prophecy storyline, explore changes it made to the book story and whether or not they work, evaluate the acting performances, and Scott names two random products that were for sale in 2000. Glenn compares the Baron Harkonnen to Professor X, and has far too much interest in his intimate apparel. But remember, the saga of DuneWatch is far from over.

You can support the show on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/nontoxicfanboys. On the most recent patron-exclusive show, Scott discussed his recent bout of watcher's block.

Every Monday night at 8pm Eastern time, Glenn & Scott stream video games live on https://www.twitch.tv/nontoxicfanboys. Come hang out with us in the chat, or catch the archive later on our Youtube channel if you just want to watch us play games badly.

The theme music used in this podcast is Discovery by Alexander Nakarada
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5756-discovery
License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Episode 62: Dune (1984) Is A Terrible, Terrible Movie

Glenn & Scott prepare for the upcoming release of the new Dune movie by reviewing the first Dune movie. They evaluate it as a movie and as a Dune adaptation, and find it severely lacking on both counts. Along the way they discuss the various versions of the movie, what story elements survived the adaptation process and what story elements did not, the pitfalls that many book adaptations fall into, the use and appropriate placement of camp, the sexual politics of the Baron Harkonnen, and whether or not the writers of Dune (1984) understood the point of the novel Dune (1965).

You can support the show on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/nontoxicfanboys. On the most recent patron-exclusive show, Scott discussed his recent bout of watcher's block.

Every Monday night at 8pm Eastern time, Glenn & Scott stream video games live on https://www.twitch.tv/nontoxicfanboys. Come hang out with us in the chat, or catch the archive later on our Youtube channel if you just want to watch us play games badly.

The theme music used in this podcast is Discovery by Alexander Nakarada
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5756-discovery
License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Sunday, August 8, 2021

Episode 61: "Raising" the "Stakes" - U.S. Marshals

Glenn & Scott close out their journey through the The Fugitive Cinematic Universe with a look at the 1998 film U.S. Marshals. Tommy Lee Jones is back, and so is special guest Alanna Kelly to help us decide if this movie is as careful and intelligent as its predecessor. Does it copy the previous film, does it grow and evolve from the previous film, or does it merely try to one-up the previous film? And does it succeed at whichever of those it attempts? Along the way they also discuss Samuel Gerard’s manliness and it’s relative toxicity, the… mystery(?) plot at the center of the story, the movie’s score composed by Scott’s nemesis Late Nineties Jerry Goldsmith, and how each of the hosts would fare trying to vault over a chain link fence.

Alanna works for The Snack Sack, a food equity mutual aid organization. Find out more at www.thesnacksack.org.

You can support the show on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/nontoxicfanboys.

Every Monday night at 8pm Eastern time, Glenn & Scott stream video games live on https://www.twitch.tv/nontoxicfanboys. Come hang out with us in the chat, or catch the archive later on our Youtube channel if you just want to watch us play games badly.

The theme music used in this podcast is Discovery by Alexander Nakarada
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5756-discovery
License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Episode 60: The Fugitive (1993) - Much Better Decisions!

In a tradition going back to Episode 4 of this podcast, friend of the show Alanna Kelly has demanded a follow-up to our last episode. So after our review of the 2020 Quibi series The Fugitive, Glenn, Scott, and Alanna gather to review the 1993 Harrison Ford movie The Fugitive. They cover the film’s plot structure, the mystery at the heart of the film, its four major action sequences, and Glenn & Scott spend perhaps too much time disparaging the series some more. Scott compliments how awful the final fight in the film is, Glenn shares a charming story from his innocent youth, and Alanna celebrates St. Patrick’s Day. Finally, in a very special episode of Glenn and Scott Read Wikipedia, Scott tells Glenn & Alanna about the real-life murder case that every producer of every iteration of The Fugitive has denied taking inspiration from, and how it relates to the wrestler Mick Foley.

Alanna works for The Snack Sack, a food equity mutual aid organization. Find out more at www.thesnacksack.org.

You can support the show on Patreon at patreon.com/nontoxicfanboys.

Every Monday night at 8pm Eastern time, Glenn & Scott stream video games live on twitch.tv/nontoxicfanboys. Come hang out with us in the chat, or catch the archive later on our Youtube channel if you just want to watch us play games badly.

The theme music used in this podcast is Discovery by Alexander Nakarada
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5756-discovery
License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Musical selections composed by James Newton Howard:

  • "I Need You" from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
  • "The Courthouse/Stairway Chase" from The Fugitive
  • "It's Over/End Credits" from The Fugitive
  • "Memorial Hospital" from The Fugitive
  • "Air Raid Drill" from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1

Buy the music cited in this episode:


Sunday, July 11, 2021

'I Need You' archive

In honor of its return in our latest episode, we've made an archive of our longest-running in-joke, our constant re-editing of the "I need you" scene from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. What started as a one-off in our Star Trek: The Motion Picture review has now appeared 16 times over more than five years of the podcast. Now you can experience it all at nontoxicfanboys.com/p/i-need-you-archive.html without the bother of listening to entire episodes of us talking! Although to be honest we'd really like if you'd listen to the entire episodes of us talking. But whatever. You do you.

nontoxicfanboys.com/p/i-need-you-archive.html

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Episode 59: Extremely Poor Decisions - A Review of The Fugitive (2020) and of Quibi (Sort Of)

The 2020 streaming series The Fugitive, and the Quibi streaming service it was produced for, are both stories of people making the worst possible decisions at every turn. Series protagonist Not Richard Kimble tries to prove his innocence by going on a violent crime spree, while Quibi founders Jeffery Katzenberg and Meg Whitman launched a streaming television service that people couldn't watch on their televisions.

Now that Quibi content is resurfacing on Roku, Glenn & Scott follow up on their previous discussion of the 2020 The Fugitive series in Episode 55 of the podcast by actually watching the show. They seek to answer all the important questions about the series, such as: How does a serialized action thriller work when each episode is eight minutes long? WTF is Keifer Sutherland doing with his voice? Is the show actually any good apart from the weirdness of its creation? And seriously, a streaming television service you can’t watch on televisions?!

The show opens with a recap of Quibi and a non-spoiler review of The Fugitive series; spoilers abound after 13:50.

You can support the show on Patreon at patreon.com/nontoxicfanboys. On last month's Patron-exclusive podcast, Scott compared editing the show to a very particular kind of torture. Come join us at patreon.com/nontoxicfanboys to hear it!

Every Monday night at 8pm Eastern time, Glenn & Scott stream video games live on twitch.tv/nontoxicfanboys. Come hang out with us in the chat, or catch the archive later on our Youtube channel if you just want to watch us play games badly.

The theme music used in this podcast is Discovery by Alexander Nakarada
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5756-discovery
License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Buy the score album from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire by James Newton Howard: https://amzn.to/3sLKFWf.

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

NTFB Brand Expansion Update: Discord Edition

As an essential part of our ongoing quest to master all forms of social media, The Non-Toxic Fanboys now have a Discord server! We intend to use it not just to announce new podcasts, Twitch streams, and whatever else we do, but also to have discussions with listeners & viewers about (almost) anything and (just about) everything, within our non-toxic remit of course. There are channels for general chat, for discussion of Non-Toxic Fanboys content, a section set up to accommodate Glenn's ever-more-extensive Pokemon journey, as well as an exclusive patron-only channel for everyone generous enough to support us in that way.

You can join the Discord at https://discord.gg/S37sPsdpyP if you'd like to be part of it, which is our dearest hope.