Ok… So we’re not back with a Empire Strikes Back as promised.. again…. apologies.
However we are back to Bond and Brosnan’s pain face with The World is Not Enough. Do You Expect Us To Talk got together to record a commentary track to watch the film together and to quote the film with bad Welsh accents.
Join Becca, Chris and Dave as we talk about lost opportunity, genieus casting of a nuclear scientist, the iconic characterisation of breaking glass with a fist, Chris makes sense of the film and Bond’s shagging technique.
Do you expect us to talk returns to Bond in a commentary of You Only Live Twice. Before we move on to another series we’ll make a quick pit stop with Batman as well before moving onto superhero soundtracks.
This commentary features more talk on bourbons, should 007 be hairy, what a pointless character Kissy is, should The Rock be in a Bond film and Dave’s crushes over Miss Moneypenny.
As we finish another series we briefly return to the franchise that started it all. We return to Bond and what is probably the most celebrated film in recent memory, Skyfall. This is where Becca, Chris and Dave sit back and watch the BluRay of Skyfall and then continue to talk allover it.
Join us as Dave sates his love for fan fiction, Viz letters, how evil Mallory must have been to send a drunk into combat and re-imagine the Eiffel Tower with our beloved Judi Dench.
This episode of Do You Expect Us to Talk continues with the Superman saga with Superman 2. Arguably the most popular superman film, Christopher Reeve returns with a comedic slapstick director taking over Richard Donner and adding goofy shit. General Zod and his goons break free from the phantom zone and fly to earth to rule. While this happens, Clark contemplates the price of being the saviour of the planet and give it up for love with a high cost.
Join Becca, Chris and Dave as we talk about the differences between the original and the Donner cut, just how fast Lois can fly to France, the problems with honeymoon rackets, made up super powers and of course fruit.
Is it a bird…. is it a plane…. it’s a man wearing bright blue spandex and a red cape? No it’s another episode of Do You Expect Us to Talk as we start another franchise with arguably the biggest superhero of them all…. Superman.
Please note that we’re not covering Man of Steel and Batman Vs Superman… we’ll save that for the current train wreck that is the DC universe films (quality of the future of said films may or may not have changed at time of writing)
Directed By Richard Donner, Superman The Movie tells the full origin of how Superman came to earth to become the saviour of the planet and fall in love with Lois Lane. Join Becca, Dave and Chris as we fly around the world to turn back time to revisit Christoper Reeve still being the best on screen superman, Lois dressed for Hi Di Hi, Clark grabbing muff, Brando playing it like a bagel, a new segment of the show involving fruit and how the ending makes not one like of sense no matter how you look at it.
First of all.. apologises for the audio issues in this episode, Chris experienced microphone issues that only appeared after the recording had finished. There’s about 40 minutes of Chris missing that leaves out his inspired casting choice for Foghorn Leghorn.
After receiving a suggestion that we should do more commentaries on Bond films, we thought it was a great idea to come back to Bond and stay true to our roots by doing a bonus commentary between series. Here we start with Moonraker and enjoy seeing Roger Moore go to space, drive face first into someone’s butt in midair and Drax’s inability to murder him on private property.
So we finally come to the end of the Bond series and we say our final goodbye to the world’s most famous secret agent James Bond. However isn’t goodbye for us or the end of the podcast as we will continue with new series for your audio pleasure.
In this final episode Becca, Chris and Dave give our own list our run down of the Bond films starting from our least favorite to what we consider to be the best 007 adventure. We’ve divided the list based on personal preference, importance to the series itself and on quality.
Dave also reveals the cut Honor Blackman joke. You can listen to the episode on youtube or you can download the episode at the bottom of the page.
So as we reach the penultimate episode of the Bond series as we reach the very latest Bond film SPECTRE. Starring the current James Bond (for now) Daniel Craig as a ghost from his past comes back to haunt him as he uncovers a shadowy organisation that may well be apart of the new Nine Eyes surveillance project that threatens the 00 program. Starring Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Dave Bautista, Andrew Scott, Monica Bellucci, Ralph Fiennes and directed again by Sam Mendes.
In this reviewmentry Becca, Chris and Dave have a updated look on the film from our first review back in October. Now the dust is settled we review the film again and then watch Spectre and invite you to watch with us.
Charlie is back to join us once again for part 3 of the music episodes where Charlie, Becca, Dave and Chris look back at the music of the Bond series. This final episode will cover the two Dalton films that see the last score by John Barry and the Michael Kamen score for License to Kill. We then move on to David (not Tom) Arnold for the Brosan and the first half of the Craig run til we come to the final Thomas Newman scores for Skyfall and Spectre.
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