Episode #304: “Batman Returns… I mean…” | Darkman (1990)

Peyton Westlake is a scientist working on a formula to create synthetic skin. His biggest problem is that the skin only lasts for 100 minutes when exposed to light. His biggest problem soon becomes a document that his girlfriend accidentally brought home and blabbed about. Cue the gangsters who show up and trash his lab and leave him for dead. Horribly disfigured, he uses his newfound strength and experimental synthetic skin to exact revenge on those who wronged him.

Liam Neeson, Frances McDormand, and Colin Friels star in Darkman.

This concludes our “Experiments Gone Wrong” month, which includes: Flatliners, Total Recall, Awakenings, and Darkman.

Episode #303: “The Wonderment of Life” | Awakenings (1990)

Dr. Malcolm Sayer is not what you’d call a people person. Mostly because he’s not very good around people. His biggest problem is that he’s just been hired to treat patients in a psych ward at a Bronx hospital. He soon makes a connection with his catatonic patients and begins to realize that they may be more “awake” than anyone realizes.

Robin Williams, Robert De Niro, John Heard, and Julie Kavner star in Awakenings.

Jason Colvin and Dee Graves of the Surely You Can’t Be Serious Podcast are with us again this week to re-examine one of Robin Williams’ early dramatic roles. Check them out and subscribe to their show!

This continues our “Experiments Gone Wrong” month, which includes: Flatliners, Total Recall, Awakenings, and Darkman.

Episode #302: “It’s Not A Tumor — It’s a Tracking Device!” | Total Recall (1990)

You’re a hulking physical specimen who’s married to Sharon Stone and living a pretty good life. Of course, any one of us would immediately start looking to upend that life and head to the backwater colonies on Mars. Right? This time around we’re joined by Jason Colvin and Dee Graves of the Surely You Can’t Be Serious Podcast. Check them out and subscribe to their show!

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sharon Stone star in Total Recall.

This continues our “Experiments Gone Wrong” month, which includes: Flatliners, Total Recall, Awakenings, and Darkman.

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Episode #301: “It’s A Good Day to Live” | Flatliners (1990)

Let’s say you want to become the best doctor possible. Then let’s say you decide the best way to do that is to kill yourself and have your friends revive you a few minutes later. Let’s just say most of us don’t ever want you as our general practitioner.

Kiefer Sutherland, Kevin Bacon, and Julia Roberts star in Flatliners.

This kicks off our “Experiments Gone Wrong” month, which includes: Flatliners, Total Recall, Awakenings, and Darkman.

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