067 RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK

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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VERDICTATED: "We're running out of hat puns." (1981).  Maybe its because Chandler Bing ruined vests or maybe its just Star Wars fans are vindictive prics but regardless of the reasoning, Bob and Tim are cracking whips and punching Nazis today to talk about the final tally of your arbitrary votes.  Its "Raiders Of The Lost Ark" ...and probably a little about "Star Wars."

00:00:00  PRE-SHOW PRATTLE - Melmac And Me
00:01:07  CRITIQUE BOUTIQUE - and loathing Fred Travalena  
00:04:59  THE WINNER IS … Indiana Jones And His Daring Debut
00:08:49  JUNE 12th 1981 - not eating the nostalgia cereal
00:17:11  MACGUYVERING AN OPENING - and an inconsistent introduction
00:26:15  THRILLING EXPOSITION HOUR - unearthing the Ark
00:36:46  TATER TOTHS - and is this how religion works?
00:45:37  MONKEY SIEG, MONKEY DOO - this movie could have been awful  
00:56:20  LOSER OF THE LOST ARK -   an existential Spielberg
01:02:45  REVISITING THE VERDICT - Is Indy the most iconic?
01:03:36  CLOSINGS - contacts, plugs and no catchphrase
01:06:39  BONUS FEATURES - FX has the candies

Go behind the scenes in some 80s appropriate attire with this 1981 featurette on the making of "Raiders Of The Lost Ark" HERE.

Watch the Truck Sequence ("What truck Sequence?") from the third act of Raiders HERE.

Time-lapse through the liquid ooze of Toth's death with a look at this face-melting effect HERE.

Try and keep ahead of this insider's look at how the whole giant boulder roll came to be HERE.

And finish it all off with a feature-length documentary look at the (so far) full saga of Indiana Jones HERE.

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MUSIC FEATURED IN TODAY’S EPISODE:

“Super Poupi ” (opening theme) and "Poupi Great Adventures: The Arcade Game" (closing theme) performed by Komiku from the 2018 album POUPI'S INCREDIBLE ADVENTURES available at Freemusicarchives.org.   

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20TH CENTURY POPCAST will return next week to catch up with some classmates of 80s-era Shermer High.