Monday, December 24, 2018

Episode 20: Tarzan and the Amazons (1945)

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Noel and Michael are joined by returning guest Melissa Kaercher (A Reel Education, A Reel Education: Noir) to discuss teenage Boy, the return of Jane, and a hidden civilization of warrior women in Sol Lesser and Johnny Weissmuller's third collaboration for RKO.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Episode 19: Tarzan's Desert Mystery (1943)

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Michael and Noel are joined by Paxton Holley (Nerd Lunch, Cult Film Club, Hellbent for Letterbox, I Read Movies) to talk about Tarzan and Boy's spy adventure in the Sahara. It's an atypical Tarzan film and Pax - who's relatively fresh to the series - has lots of questions. 

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Episode 18: Tarzan Triumphs (1943)

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As Sol Lesser and RKO take over the Tarzan series from MGM, Noel and Michael welcome back guest Christopher Mills who helped review Lesser's first Tarzan film, Tarzan the Fearless, on Episode 8 of the podcast. In this new episode, we discuss whether the post-MGM series is in good hands, but also talk about the absence of Jane and of course Tarzan vs. Nazis.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Episode 17: Tarzan's New York Adventure (1942)

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Michael and Noel are joined by writer Martin Powell (Dark Horse Comics' Jungle Tales of Tarzan, Edgar Rice Burroughs Comic Strips) to discuss the final chapter in MGM's Tarzan series. There's a lot to talk about, including Noel's spotting Elmo Lincoln (the first screen Tarzan) in the cast.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Episode 16: Tarzan's Secret Treasure (1941)

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Noel and Michael are joined again by Evie (I Hate/Love Remakes) to discuss the penultimate MGM Tarzan film, guest-starring Reginald Owen, Barry Fitzgerald, and Tom Conway's sinister mustache.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Episode 15: 1930s Recap

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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

Episode 14: Tarzan Finds a Son! (1939)

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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

Episode 13: Tarzan's Revenge (1938)

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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

Episode 12: Toofani Tarzan (1937)

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Noel and Michael are joined again by Melissa Kaercher (A Reel EducationA Reel Education: NoirXanadu 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?