066 HAN SOLO VERSES INDIANA JONES WITH BRENT SIMONS

20th Century Popcast is a podcast that tries to understand the present by living in the past.  Each week hosts Bob and Tim take a sociological look at the pop culture of the '80s and '90s.  Its a ruining of their childhood that hopefully explains how they became adults.


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POP COURT "Space Burt Reynolds takes on haberdashed Magnum PI" (1977-1989)  Ever wanted to participate in the outcome of a 20popcast episode?  Well today is that very chance as Bob welcomes returning guest Brent Simons (ep#015: SUPERMAN II) to debate just which Harrison Ford is the most iconic Harrison Ford.  Its Han Solo verses Indiana Jones in a discussion that allows you, the listener, to voice your own vote.  Just check in on the show notes below after checking out the actual episode.  

00:00:00  PRE-COURT QUOTES- snakes and falcons
00:00:37  NOT TIM BUT STILL BOB WITH . . . Brent Simons, screenwriter and returning guest
00:03:07  MOCK-KNOCKER - how a fake debate works
00:07:40  HARRISON FEDORA -Bob’s opening statement for Indiana Jones.  
00:09:13  AIR FORCE ROGUE - Brent’s opening statement for Han Solo
00:11:05  CLEAR AND PRESNT ARCHEOLOGY - Jonesing for the best (and raiding the worst) of the trilogy
00:18:42  CORELLIAN GRAFFITI - Hans down the best (and spicing up the worst) of the trilogy
00:26:08  PRESUMED CARBONITE - Brent’s closing statement
00:28:36  REGARDING HENRY JONES JR. - Bob’s closing statement
00:31:09  SANKARA AND WOOKIE GIRL - these were the best “Sabrina” and “Working Girl” puns we could come up with
00:38:01  AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION-A-GO-GO - Bob asks for the listener’s opinion
00:39:19  CLOSINGS - contacts, plugs and no catchphrases
00:41:44  AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION-A-GO-GO-A-RAMA - one last plea for audience participation  

CAST YOUR VOTE in the Pop Poll of SOLO V JONES by clicking HERE.
(Results will be discussed on an upcoming episode of 20TH CENTURY POPCAST)

EXHIBIT A:  Watch a lot of reaction shots to movie props audiences didn't yet grasp in this  trailer for RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK HERE.

EXHIBIT B:  Reel to the terror of an Imperial Hypodermic Needle in this trailer for STAR WARS EPISODE IV: A NEW HOPE HERE

Wade through 6 minutes and 4 seconds of epic stunts and iconic shots to meet the Boba Fett of the Indiana Jones world  in this clip from RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK HERE.

Relive poor Greedo's original idea with the unaltered 1977 introduction to Han Solo HERE.

Enjoy this thread of Star Wars fans discussing whether or not Han ever asked Lando to trust him HERE.

Watch 1977's Harrison Ford unfold into a beautiful butterfly ... collar ... in this insightful  interview with New York Times journalist Bobby Wygant HERE.

Listen to Harrison Ford dig up some dirt on the making of RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK HERE.

And, finally, read an interview with today's guest Brent Simons and his writing partner, Alan Schoolcraft discussing "Megamind," their full-length animated feature film for Dreamworks,  HERE.

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MUSIC FEATURED IN TODAY’S EPISODE:

"Binary Sunset" and "Cantina Theme #1" composed and conducted by John Williams for the original motion picture score to 1977's STAR WARS EPISODE IV: A NEW HOPE.

"Escaping Cloud City" composed and conducted on the run by John Williams for the original 1980 motion picture score to STAR WARS EPISODE V: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK.

"The Radiers March"  and "The Map Room Dawn" composed and conducted by John Williams for the original motion picture score to 1981's RAIDERS OF THE LOSR ARK.

"Slave Children's Crusade" composed, conducted and unfortunately titled by John Williams for the original motion picture score to 1984's INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM.

"The Keeper Of The Grail" composed, conducted and hopefully not monitored for uncleared internet usage by John Williams for the 1989 original motion picture score to INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE.

"Poupi Great Adventures: The Arcade Game"  performed by Komiku from the 2018 album POUPI'S INCREDIBLE ADVENTURES available at Freemusicarchives.org.   

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20TH CENTURY POPCAST will return in two weeks with the fan-voted verdict.