Episode 192 :: Microsode 2-Pack – Films with Strange Truths & Secret Superpowers
We’ve mashed two fan-chosen topics together! For this Microsode 2-pack we’ve selected topics with a cinema-slant: “Superhero Stories in Disguise” and “Movies Based on Strange Truths”.
Join Cap, Hex, and Doug as they read between the lines of movies and look behind the scenes as to the unusual circumstances they were inspired by. What films, despite not being branded as “superhero movies”, feature great powers and great responsibilities beneath their unassuming facades? And what unusual stories from paranormal encounters, to killer wildlife, and super science have inspired awesome movies? The crew gives their top picks, maybe you have a few!
We also announce the Microsodapalooza – an upcoming live event where we’ll be taking on our backlog of programming in one mighty blow! It’ll be part of a week of live events in September including the Dungeons & Doritos call-in event the D&D Q&A! Plus – Cap and Doug talk about how Nerdy Show is becoming a hub for Ghostbusters roleplaying!
Thanks to M and BigBadShadowMan for the awesome Microsode topics.
Nerdy Show Links:
- UK fans? Meet up with Cap!
- D&D Q&A forum thread
- Our Ghostbusters Roleplaying Hub
- Jessica’s Sailor Moon Crystal Reviews
“Superhero Stories in Disguise” Links:
- Happy Accidents
- Griff the Invisible
- The Prestige
- Léon: The Professional
- The Adventures Of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
- Real Genius
- The Last Starfighter
- The Blues Brothers
- The Legend of Drunken Master
- Army of Darkness
- Police Story 1 & 2
“Movies Based on Strange Truths” Links:
- The Philadelphia Experiment
- The Amityville Horror ’79
- The Amityville Horror ’05
- The Mothman Prophecies
- Fire in the Sky
- Some Like it Hot
- The Elephant Man
- Shadow of the Vampire
- Operation Dumbo Drop
- The Ghost and the Darkness
- Citadels (The Card Game)
- That young reader series Cap mentioned: Critical Reading Series
- The Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre