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Episode 17 is up: Writer David Misch returns to talk Muppets. He wrote Inner Tube (1987), directed by Jim Henson but also contributed to The Muppets Take Manhattan and Frank Oz's Little Shop of Horrors, so it's a fun chat. Hope you enjoy.

https://dropthepilotpod.blogspot.com/20 … -1987.html



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Yeah, they should have used Shine by Take That instead, far superior song.



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BigDamnArtist wrote:

I've seen the Road Trip you can't fool me, I know those are all different people.

That's what I've been saying!  big_smile


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Ha, I call him Derek at one point just to confuse matters more. I edited that out, though, I just didn't want to risk it.


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New episode- Zarban (as Tysto, the man has issues) joins me to talk about Bunco (1977) starring Robert Urich and Tom Selleck. But not Tom Selleck's moustache, he wasn't famous enough yet. They play two cops who just sit around for the majority of the pilot and let a female cop do all the work. Any way I write this synopsis makes it seem like a comedy or a satire. It is not.

https://dropthepilotpod.blogspot.com/20 … -1977.html

Available on SoundCloud (link on the blog), Stitcher, iTunes/Apple Podcasts, Listen Notes, Player FM etc.


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Zarban wrote:

I'm still doing commentaries on and off (and Jimmy's Drop the Pilot podcast)

Wait... that's YOU?


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Teague wrote:

Oh no!

I wonder what Derek's been getting up to lately. (BTW, sir, if you ever see this: I'd love a copy of your backup, if you have one — y'know, second location and all. This is too much good work to be lost forever. Please email me.)

He's doing good, I still record with him on a regular basis and chat to him outisde that too. I have let him know about this thread.  smile


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Just in general. I had just re-read this thread and thought I'd be funny.


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New episode, The Owl, 1991, John Pavlich, whatever-

https://dropthepilotpod.blogspot.com/20 … -1991.html

The links to the Youtube videos of BOTH version of the pilot are on my blog.  smile


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So...that Joss Whedon is a bit of a dick, eh?


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New episode. This week, I am joined by Jen from the Pilot Inspectors podcast to discuss the 2007 spoof Not Another High School Show. The pilot parodies teen shows such as Dawson's Creek and Buffy, which I watched. Sadly, it mostly spoofs The O.C., which I haven't but thankfully Jen has, so she helps fill in some of the gaps for me. On iTunes, Stitcher, SoundCloud, TuneIn and-

https://dropthepilotpod.blogspot.com/20 … -show.html

Link to the pilot (featuring Alison Brie as Muffy the Vampire Slayer) is on my site or can be searched for on Youtube.


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New episode. Last week's was about the pilot Callahan. This week, I interview David Misch, the co-writer and producer of said pilot. It's a fun discussion with a writer who knows his pilot didn't work and he has theories as to why that is. David has also written for Mork & Mindy, Police Squad and Duckman. He was also credited as "Special Consultant" for his script doctoring on The Muppets Take Manhattan. On Stitcher, iTunes, SoundCloud and-

https://dropthepilotpod.blogspot.co.uk/ … er-of.html


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New Episode: Tysto from Tysto Commentaries joins me to talk about Callahan, a comedy pilot from 1982 starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Ellis from Die Hard before he was known as Ellis from Die Hard. One of us really doesn't like this pilot. Enjoy!

https://dropthepilotpod.blogspot.co.uk/ … -1982.html

Link to the pilot on Youtube is on the site.


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New episode: John Pavlich returns to chat about the actually not bad 1989 comedy pilot B-Men. It was written by Dave Thomas, directed by Steve Miner and tells the tale of two high school students who become bounty hunters. Available ob iTunes, Soundcloud, Stitcher and here- https://dropthepilotpod.blogspot.co.uk/ … -1989.html

The pilot is on Youtube and is linked to on my site.


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New episode: Owen Ward joins me to talk about the terrible sit-com pilot version of Clerks (1995). Kevin Smith had nothing to it so we talk about that, the cast and just how unfunny it is. I say "dick" a lot, so if that offends you, enjoy!

https://dropthepilotpod.blogspot.co.uk … -1995.html

The link to the pilot is on my site.


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Epiosde 9 is up. Tysto/Zarban joins me again to chat about the John Woo directed but Dr. Smith-less The Robinsons: Lost in Space (2004)-

https://dropthepilotpod.blogspot.co.uk/ … -2004.html

The pilot can be viewed, in five parts, on Youtube. Links on my page.


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Episode Eight is a go. John Pavlich (him again) joins me to have a natter about the live action fantasy drama Lost in Oz (2002) a sort of sequel to the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz. We discuss the actors and not recognizing one of the better known ones, the odd meta plot point and the reason why it didn't go to series. Surprisingly, it is not because the network thought it was bad. The podcast can be found on  iTunes, SoundCloud and-


The pilot can only currently be found on Dailymotion as it has been taken down from Youtube. Enjoy!


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Episode 7 is live. My friend, professional magician and wrestling fan Leigh Milne joins me to talk about the wrestlers turn cops show Tag Team starring Jesse Ventura and Roddy Piper. The pilot had a season order and aired the night before the Superbowl of 1991, so what happened? SoundCloud, iTunes and-

https://dropthepilotpod.blogspot.co.uk/ … 991_4.html

The pilot is available to watch on Youtube, there is a link on my site. WARNING: Contains not one but TWO Scottish accents. You have been warned.


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I don't have anyone for Star Command, you are very welcome to join me for it at some point.  smile


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Hey, man, I appreciate the input, cheers. The thing is, my podcast isn't all that complicated. You look at the list, see what interests you, either the synopsis or the cast, I link it to you to watch and we talk about it on Skype. The list has a synopsis and members of the cast, sometimes even a director if they are of some note (like Wes Craven or Ron Howard). We discuss if the show was rightfully pulled, speculate what it could have been if it continued, the cast, the writing, directing, whatever comes up, really. What the pilot is about or its backstory doesn't really matter, all I ask is if you like watching TV shows and want to discuss one that didn't make it, that's it, really. The conversation after watching the show just comes organically. Apart from the pages of notes I take  big_smile

There are sit-coms, dramas, thrillers, horror shows, animated comedies, musicals (well, one), US shows based on UK ones, pilots based on movies, they are 20 minutes, 40 minutes or feature length. There is loads of variety.  Anyone who wants to join in, listen to an episode or two, I recommend the Evel Knievel one as that (or Fearless) are what the format is going to be going on. The others, I was still learning. And if you don't want to join in, that's groovy too, no harm done   smile


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There are loads of them on Youtube and Dailymotion and I have a list of those in a Google Docs document. Anyone who wants to guest can let me know and I will send them the list for them to peruse. Tell me which ones you are interested in and I'll let you know.  smile


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Episode 6 is up. Tysto/Zarban joins me again to talk about Evel Knievel (1974). A pilot that is not very good but has a great theme tune. It stars a young Sam Elliot, with brown hair and minus a mustache as the titular stunt performer once played by George Hamilton and later played by himself. I am actually proud of this, I think it's a fun one. The show will be released every second Wednesday from now on, unless I get bored and edit early.  smile

https://dropthepilotpod.blogspot.co.uk/ … -1974.html

Oh, before I forget, I am looking for guests for this thing. I want to have a bigger variety of voices as I have access to around 80+ pilots of various lengths and genres. Private Message me or just post here, whatever, it's all good.


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Oh that thing, right, sorry. It had been a while



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I'll resist posting the Laura Dern gif again and will just walk away slowly while smiling awkwardly.  big_smile


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