Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Michael, Noel, and guest David May review the decade that changed Tarzan forever in the public eye. We discuss not just the wild success of MGM and Johnny Weissmuller's interpretation, but the Burroughs novels from the decade as well as imitators from Bomba to Ka-Zar.
Opening music from "Echoes of the Jungle" by Duke Ellington
Closing music from "The Moon of Manakoora" by Dorothy Lamour
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Noel and Michael are joined by guest Alan Middleton (Relatively Geeky Podcast Network, Dorkness to Light) to discuss the fourth MGM/Johnny Weissmuller film and the introduction of a major character to the series.
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Michael and Noel are joined again by David May to discuss Sol Lesser's second Tarzan movie, the much maligned Tarzan's Revenge starring Glenn Morris. Is it as bad as its reputation or is it worth watching?
Friday, January 5, 2018
Noel and Michael are joined again by Melissa Kaercher (A Reel Education, A Reel Education: Noir, Xanadu Cinema Pleasure Dome), this time to talk about the first of many Bollywood Tarzan movies. Among other things, we discuss whether Toofani Tarzan is a remake or a ripoff, what Stormy Tarzan cologne would smell like, and most importantly: just what the hell is Dada?
Sunday, October 22, 2017
David May returns as guest when Michael and Noel jump back to MGM for the third movie in the Johnny Weissmuller series: Tarzan's Return. Or was it Tarzan and the Vampires? No, wait, The Capture of Tarzan. Oh, that's right: Tarzan Escapes! Featuring studio meddling, killer iguanas, the Hayes Code, and what happens when you let the monkey cook the roast.
Sunday, September 24, 2017
Noel and Michael are joined by guest Melissa Kaercher (A Reel Education, The Sound and the Foley) to discuss Edgar Rice Burroughs' sole attempt at financing a Tarzan serial himself (with co-producer/actor Ashton Dearholt). We talk about the extremely troubled production, from its poor planning and even poorer sound to its Mayan space queens and wife-swapping producers. Was anything good able to come of the mess? Tune in and find out!
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Michael and Noel are joined by Kay from Fan Girl Blog and the Hyperspace Theories podcast to talk about MGM's second Tarzan film. Inspired by King Kong and a pivotal film in the history of the Hays Code, Tarzan and His Mate offers a lot to discuss.