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.

WHERE'S THE FANDOM?: "See you at Madmarti-Con." (1988)  Its the first day of summer so let's bask in the blockbusters of 1988.  It was the movie season that gave us Roger Rabbit, Die Hard and a pretty big Tom Hanks.  But despite those classics, Tim and today's guest Jarf Harden (of the COSMIC GEPPETTO PODCAST) can't seem to get past the Warwick Davis fantasy "Willow?"  Well ... there is a little bit about "Licensed To Drive" but... yeah ... mostly "Willow."

00:00:00  PRESHOW PRATTLE - Counter-programming Dundee
00:00:32  (STILL) NOT BOB BUT (REDUNDANTLY) TIM WITH … - Jarf Harden of the Cosmic Gepetto and Flash Gordon Minute podcasts
00:03:08  A KEYCHAIN OF COREYS - Jarf’s not licensed to drive
00:05:55  SUMMER, 1988  - so I guess we’re talking about Willow
00:09:17  A PECK-SIZED FANBASE - should more people have seen this movie? 
00:12:45  HERE’S YOUR ELFIN’ SKELETOR - memorable visuals lacking memorable villainy
00:20:18  THE LITTLE EPIC THAT COULDN’T - and of course we’re going to talk about Solo
00:28:25  LUCASING YOUR EXPECTATIONS - and … wait … when did Jarf see Star Wars?
00:32:04 UFGOOD AS IT GETS - do we want more Willow?
00:38:52  CLOSINGS - Contacts, plugs and no catchphrase
00:42:46  PODCASTED PROMO - The FlashGordon Minute on Growler Media

To hear more from todays guest Jarf Harden, check out THE COSMIC GEPETTO PODCAST, his weekly discussion with co-host Brad Mendenhall into all things pop culture.  You can subscribe to it on ITUNESSTITCHER and SPOTIFY  as well as stream recent episodes via the CHEAP POPS NETWORK on Blog Talk Radio HERE.  

Pull the strings and join the conversation with the interstellar voices of that already referenced podcast at the COSMIC GEPPETTO LISTENER'S PAGE on Facebook.  And sneak a tweet across the stars @Cosmic_Geppetto on TWITTER.

Then dive like a bird person into the Jarf-produced FLASH GORDON MINUTE  on GROWLER MEDIA.   You can subscribe to stream three episodes a week on ITUNESSTITCHER and PLAYER FM

And from there you can Mon-Go over to the FLASH GORDON MINUTE LISTENERS VORTEX on Facebook to talk all things Klytus while also following these two princes of the universe @FlashGordonPodon TWITTER.

You can also follow todays guest (again, Jarf Harden) on INSTAGRAM @jarfharden.

See what die-hard fans of COCOON just probably would have slept through in their early matinee seats with this original trailer for the 1988 release of 'WILLOW" HERE.

Relive the commercial the reminded an 11 year-old Tim to relive the movie that he hadn't even seen yet but bought the toys for anyways with this commercial spot for action(less) figures HERE.  

Go behind the scenes of Ron Howard's choice in mustaches with this 1988 TV special detailing the making of "Willow" (and spotlighting the aforementioned mustache) HERE.

Listen to Roger Ebert's masterclass on baby acting during this review from Siskel And Ebert At The Movies HERE.

And, finally, hear what the fearsome General Kael could have sounded like with an litany of roast-worthy insults HERE.

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“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 bemoan yet another birthday present of a Dengar action figure.