Merry Christmas Everyone. It’s January, the festive season has come and gone, but seeing as Christmas has been cancelled (in the UK anyway) , here’s our 2020 Christmas episode. Sorry for the delay but this year it’s Chris’s choice and it’s the Arnie Classic Jingle All The Way. Arnold Schwarzenegger plays a workaholic dad who forgot to buy his son a Turbo Man doll, the season’s hottest toy. In an attempt to live up to his promises and not let his son down, he has to dash across the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul on Christmas Eve. Hilarity ensues.
Join Becca, Dave and Chris as we watch and discuss the Buzz Lightyear craze, how Arnie gives 100%, the late great Phil Hartman, the tragedy of Jake Lloyd, where did Sinbad go (or come from for that matter), why isn’t this starring Tom Hanks, and other Christmas films.
Do You Expect Us To Talk returns with the recent incarnation of The Planet oft he Apes series. Rise is set in modern day as scientists attempt to create a cure for Alzheimer’s disease using apes as test subjects. When pharmaceutical chemist Will Rodman’s key subject is shot after a rampage, he’s left with her son (Caesar) who he takes home. As Caesar grows and becomes smarter as the years go by, Caesar questions his place in the word as the development of the cure takes on the form of a virus.
Join Becca, Dave, Chris and special guest Charlie as we discuss thoughts and feelings upon original release, the angriest man in the world. unhinged monkeys, the kid who plays Draco as a little shit again and James Franco’s ability to portray a scientist.
Do You Expect Us To Talk? returns with our 200th episode and one of our shortest to boot. Tim Burton’s remake left us struggling to remember the plot – if there was one. Staring Marky Mark as the astronaut who follows to reclaim his monkey and finds himself on a mysterious planet rules by apes. Beyond that, we struggle to give you a better synopsis other than Tim Roth looks angry, Marky Mark looks confused smelling a fart and some weird ending no one knows what it’s about.
Join Becca, Dave, Chris and special guest Charlie as we discuss bouncing lasers, sexy looking apes, don’t let Helena Bonham Carter near your husbands, was the early 2000s a crap time for movies, how to break off your engagement and monkeys in space.
Do You Expect Us To Talk? returns with the final chapter of the original run of the Planet of the Apes films. Battle follows Caesar, as he creates a new society while trying to cultivate peace between the apes and remaining humans. As hostility rises between gorillas and humans, Caesar searches for archived footage of Cornelius and Zira within the underground ruins of the forbidden city. Unknowingly trespassing on the ground of the remaining mutated humans, who see the apes as a threat and prepare for battle.
Join Becca, Dave, Chris and special guest Charlie as we discuss Frank Spencer in Some Mothers Do ‘ave ’em, 80’s TV themes, the reuse of old movie sets, Gremlins 2:The New Batch, The Equalizer and how all roads lead to Edward Woodward.
Set in 1991 (in the not too-distant future at the time of release), cats and dogs have died-off leaving apes to become pets for humans. Eventually, becoming slaves, the child of the two speaking apes from the future is in hiding. When his owner and only friend is brought in for questioning to protect his identity, Caesar goes into hiding amongst the other apes. There, form the sparks that ignite the flames of revolution.
Join Becca, Dave, Chris and special guest Charlie as we discuss flamethrowers, 1991 looking like an office complex, best way of delivering exposition, how to wear a turtle neck sweater, the art of subtlety and alternative ending.
Do You Expect Us To Talk returns with the third film of the planet of the apes series. Escape finds Zira and Cornelius arrive back on earth in modern day, encountering celebrity status as a new wonder. However, while holding back the truth, they find themselves not seeming a threat to humanity, knowing whats to come. Meanwhile, Zira finds herself pregnant.
Join Becca, Dave, Chris and special guest Charlie as we discuss best drunk acting, Chris’s fruity corner, exploding warmth on screen, why the 70s was so brown and orange, dressing babies in chimp outfits and, of course, George & Mildred.
Do You Expect You to Talk? returns with Charlie Brigden with the next film in the Planet of the Apes series. Following on from the first movie, Beneath the Planet of the Apes see another astronaut, Brent, land back on earth in the future, in search of Taylor – conveniently bumping into Nova after Taylor disappears. Quickly learning about where he is and the events of the last film, Brent finds himself in the forbidden zone to an old subway station where he finds what lays beneath the planet of the apes. Meanwhile, General Ursus, the military leader of the ape society leads a charge to lay siege to the forbidden zone.
Join Becca, Dave, Chris and Charlie as we discuss not-Charlton Heston, abrupt endings, how we never had a proper film adaptation of I Am Legend, and how to worship the bomb.
Do You Expect Us To Talk? returns with another series, the sci-fi classic Planet of the Apes. Starring Charlton Heston as an astronaut who crash lands on a strange planet where Apes rule and humans are caged animals treated like pests. In a bid to win his freedom, he must prove who is who he says he is or face experimentation. Joining us for this series is regular guest Charlie Brigden who is a fan of the films, adding further depth to the discussion.
Join Becca, Dave, Chris and Charlie as we discuss, smoking on screen, is Charlton Heston hot totty, twist endings being spoilt on cover art (see above), the Twilight Zone, Phil Hartman and Jerry Goldsmith wearing a Ape mask.
Do You Expect Us To Talk? returns and its commentary time. On this occasion we are watching Roger Moore’s first entry Live and Let Die. After our first attempt originally failed way back when we were covering the Bond series, this is our second attempt to cover the Classic Bond film featuring voodoo, black magic and heroin.
Join Becca, Dave and Chris as we sit and watch the movie while chatting how you couldn’t make this film today, what happened last time we tried to record this, what Moneypenny gets up to when Bond sleeps around, terrible looking coffee, Chris fact checks tarot card reading, who was the best Felix and the offensive stereotyping of southern Americans.
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Do You Expect Us To Talk Will Return with Planet of the Apes (1968)