In the latest episode of It’s Just A Show: Adam and Beth are taking a quick break, so here's some bonus material trimmed from previous episodes: Adam West, bad movies, Canada (again), the weirdest thing to ever air on PBS, and (occasionally) MST3K. Enjoy, and/or wait until we're back in two weeks with a regular episode!
In the latest episode of It's Just A Show, It Conquered the World learned almost too late that Adam and Beth are feeling creatures, and because of it, they discuss more kick-ass 50s ladies, team sports, cults, Roger Corman, and learning almost too late that man is a feeling creature.
In the latest episode of It’s Just A Show, Girls Town lifts and separates Beth and Adam as they discuss Mamie Van Doren, Paul Anka, Mel Tormé, Mamie Van Doren (again), and Canada.
(This is a really good episode of MST3K!)
During the competition:
And after the competition:
The middle one is a Mikeybit, so it was filmed and edited by Mikey himself, but the others I directed. It was our first time doing an interview. I'm pretty happy with how they came out, although I'm already racing with ideas for how we'll do it better next time. (Making sure we have a second lav mic, for sure!)
In the latest episode of It's Just A Show, Cry Wilderness howls at Beth and Adam to discuss ice cream college, Mac and Me, Bigfoot, raccoons, and the puberty giggles.
Oh, hey, did you know that there's a new season of MST3K? After about 17 years off the air, the most successful Kickstarter to-date launched fourteen new episodes of the show. We take one our for a spin. It's pretty great! (Phew.)
Beth and Adam had so much to say about the Sci-Fi years that we made it into a separate episode. I don't disagree with their assessment at all.
In the latest episode of It's Just A Show, Future War kicks off Beth and Adam’s discussion of revivals, rad 90s dinosaurs, dad movies, secret Christians, and other strange animals.
I agree with every complaint Beth and Adam lodge against this episode (especially the weak host segments and the awful body-shaming jokes), but if you ignore those bits, I kinda liked this episode. I liked the rest of the riffing. Still, their take is interesting.
Mikeystrong is back with a second season. This time, the overarching theme will be watching Mikey prepare for his first bodybuilding show. The first video has Mikey laying out exactly what's in store for anyone who tries to do this crazy feat.
In the latest episode of It's Just A Show, Teenagers from Outer Space compels Beth and Adam to discuss boss rockets, boy movies, sex shooters, sex robots, and small-town paranoia.
This is a great episode, and a pretty good one to start with if you've never watched the show before. And it's currently available on Netflix, so you have no excuse.
In the latest episode of It’s Just A Show, Danger!! Death Ray coaxes Beth and Adam into discussing satellite dishes, glamour shots, beefy spies, André the Giant, and Herbie Hancock.
Only episode two and we had our first major audio snafu. Adam's apology almost makes it worth it, and his personal stories midway through are worth it.
A new song from Mikeytrong! That's when I make some music and Mikey does some vocals on top. Anyway, this is for New Years. Maybe 2017 won't be so difficult. We'll see.
We did it! The Mikeystrong team made a bunch of videos.
Here, there's now also a playlist with a sensible order for watching season 1:
Meanwhile, we're taking the holidays off. There should be some Mikey-directed Mikeybits before I direct another video.
Elemental Disappearances by Jason Mohaghegh and Dejan Lukić came out today from tiny collections (an imprint of punctum). I designed the interior and the cover. It's a collection of paragraph-long theoretically-inflected essays that are each connected to an image. A curious little book that rewards exploring, and one where I feel like I did a good job marrying form and content.