063 STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN WITH JASON SMITH

Here's some 'ting to put in your ear as Tim welcomes video editor Jason Smith to talk about his life-long hero, Captain Kirk, his favorite film, The Wrath Of Khan, and how hiding out in a theater lobby course-directed his entire life.  Its a run-on sentence that works better as an episode as they discuss the greatest movie sequel of all time that isn't the Empire Strikes Back. 

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062 ROSEANNE, THE X-FILES AND WILL & GRACE

We've all mourned the loss of a favorite tv show, following characters to the finale of a "goodby," "farewell" or, if you're Sherman Hemsley, "Amen." So how do we handle it when a major network resurrects a father, re-knots severed ties or staves of a that predestined alien invasion? Its what Bob and Tim attempt to make sense of as they look at some recent revivals of 90s television.

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061 WAR GAMES

Shall we play a game?  Looks like there's "Mall Madness", "Pizza Party", "Fireball Island."  Or we can listen to Bob and Tim unbox the frighteningly relevant Matthew Broderick thriller "War Games."   Its a thermo-nuclear holocaust for the whole family.

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060 THE POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE IMPACTS OF FAN CULTURE WITH BRAD MENDENHALL AND JARF HARDEN

Brad and Jarf are the co-hosts of the Cosmic Gepetto Podcast, a program Tim came to via Brad's other show, The Flash Gordon Minute.  So when they agreed to guest on this episode, Tim thought it would make sense to converse about Queen albums from the 1980s.  But their attempt to talk "A Kind Of Magic" magically side-lined into a discussion on the toxicity and positivity of pop culture fandom.

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059 ER SEASON 1

With all the Must-See TV that Bob and Tim must have seen, its a wonder they have yet to discuss the biggest prime-time blockbuster of the '90s, ER.   So today,  with Bob's professional opinion, they are downing a quadruple dose of Stringfield, Clooney, Edwards and La Salle.  But maybe "bypass" would have been the better reference there as Tim self-diagnoses his own hypochondria.

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058 TOP FIVE ALBUMS OF THE 1990S: TIM EDITION

Previously on 20th Century Podcast, Bob precision-picked the definitive list of impactive '90s albums.  It is now one week later and they are going to do that exact same thing again, only this time it's Tim who is embarking on that middling, mid-life act of fading relevance.

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057 TOP FIVE ALBUMS OF THE 1990S: BOB EDITION

We can thank Nick Hornby (or curse John Cusack) for that middle-aged, music-snob curation of  "The Dessert Island Top Five."   And, while the typo leans toward a bunch of "Cake" references, Bob and Tim have actually put a lot of thought into compiling this compilation.  So much, in fact, that its going to take TWO episodes to get though. 

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056 BIG

Who doesn't like an age-appropriate Tom Hanks?  Well,  Amy Poehler, for one.  Still, in 1988, this former Bosom Buddy made a splash at the box office by starring in the Penny Marshall film "Big".  But re-watching it 30 years later, Bob and Tim are finding themselves a little uncomfortable with that particular thing he did.

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055 KEVIN SMITH

To invoke a holy trilogy fanboys are certain to cite "Back To The Future",  "Star Wars" and not "Beastmaster."  But alongside those VHS boxed sets stands a slightly more vulgar saga featuring verbose Clerks, bratty Mallrats and a chain-smoking illustrator forever Chasing Amy.  It's Kevin Smith's "Jersey Trilogy" and, to honor there still being a Kevin Smith,  Bob and Tim are going to look at what these indie features mean to their own individual existence.

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054 BATMAN AND ROBIN

Comic book movies are an inarguably divisive lot.  But at least we can all agree that "Batman And Robin" was an overly neon-lit pile of pun-ridden guano.   Well, except for Tim who, on today's episode, is going to argue that this camp-fest was actually an intentional piece of comic book commentary 21 years ahead of its time.

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053 DENNIS LEARY: NO CURE FOR CANCER

Its the official 20Popcast origin story as Bob and Tim share just how it was they got into college.  Actually that's a bit of an over-sell as its kind of just mentioned at the top of the episode.  What they're really discussing is Dennis Leary's nicotine stained, vulgarity-strained stand-up album, NO CURE FOR CANCER.  So throw on that leather jacket, light up that Camel Light and be just a little leery of the comedy that ensues.

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052 TREKKIES

Are you burnt out on all those divisive arguments about The Last Jedi?   Then why not warp factor another fanbase into the conversation by way of the Final Frontier.   That's right, today Bob and Tim are finally talking a bit about Star Trek via the 1999 documentary film "TREKKIES." 

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051 THE GODFATHER, JAWS AND BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

Bob has never seen The Godfather.  And Tim has never seen Jaws.  And .. wait ... hold on a minute ...  don't they both host a show about pop culture?  Yes they do and, having once dedicated an entire episode to Howard The Duck, they must now explain how they managed to miss some of the most colossal efforts of the 20th Century.  

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050 THE SUPER-DUPER 50TH ANNIVERSARY-A-RAMA-IN-OUR-PAJAMAS EPISODE

Do you know that Hot Wheels,  Ultron and Mr. Rogers Neighborhood are turning 50?   Bob and Tim do, so maybe they could have done an episode on one of those.  Instead, they are observing their own variation on this measurement with the 50th official episode of their year-old podcast.  Or 54th ... if you are actually counting.   

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049 FAVORITE ALBUMS FROM HIGH SCHOOL

Today's episode is going up a little later than normal because that's how long it took to rewind the tape.  Which tape?  How about Del La Soul, Living Color and Ned's Atomic Dustbin?  It's Bob and Tim's favorite albums from High school, even though "album" is not the proper media designation as they had them on cassettes and CDs.

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048 THE DAY AFTER

No graphic image struck more graphic fear into Tim's childhood than the atomic stalk of  a mushroom cloud.  And no program better illustrated this phobia than the 1983 tv movie THE DAY AFTER.  So, following last weekend's text to the brink, he's returning to ground zero for a horrifying re-watch.

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047 THE X-FILES SEASON 1

No television show dominated Bob and Tim's TV set like the '90 paranormal phenomena, The X-Files. Well ... maybe Mystery Science Theater 3000.  And Friends.  And Two Guys, A Girl And A Pizza Place.   But since Ryan Reynolds never tweeted back, they are focusing special attention on those special agents Dana Katherine Scully and Fox Network Mulder.  

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046 NINETEEN NINETY-THREE

Its another crappy end to yet another crappy year so why not put on the blinders of nostalgia and celebrate 1993 instead.  That's what Bob and Tim are attempting to do with this year-end look-back at an age that predates Clerks, Friends and The Spice Girls.  Come drop a ball on their first year together complete with a Chevy Chase Show shout-out.

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