U.H.F.

"Hey kids! Where y'wanna go?"

Weird Al Yankovich makes his first, and let's be honest, probably only Betamax appearance with an amusing movie about cable TV, which these days could quite easily be about podcasts or YouTubing.

Making a re-run appearance is Paul Abbott, host of the Hark! The 87th Precinct podcast (previously on the Transformers episode last year).

Coming next - Desperately Seeking Susan...

Rich

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Executive producers: Gary West, Fergus Higginson, Keith Foster, Jimi Fletcher, Mark Drakes, Matt Cunnington, Christian Deas, Chris Hopkins, Omar Zambon, Ian Maddrell, Catrin Lowe, Mark Machin, Zoltan Vago, Simon Smith, Laury Curran, Wayne McNally, Darren Hodgkins, Dan Wellington, Alex Heale, Philip Rothenberger, Alan Fewings

Associate producer: Chris Oakley

Visit www.patreon.com/BetamaxVideoClub for more information about bonus episodes, early access, discounted Betamax Video Club merchandise and more.

"Nothing shocks me. I'm a scientist"

After the recent arrival on Betamax of Indiana Jones in Raiders, we now have the sequel/prequel, 1984's Temple Of Doom. Joining me for monkey brains is writer and comedian Chris Stokes, an alumni of the Mystery On The Rox podcast.

Coming soon - UHF and Desperately Seeking Susan...

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Executive producers: Gary West, Fergus Higginson, Keith Foster, Jimi Fletcher, Mark Drakes, Matt Cunnington, Christian Deas, Chris Hopkins, Omar Zambon, Ian Maddrell, Catrin Lowe, Mark Machin, Zoltan Vago, Simon Smith, Laury Curran, Wayne McNally, Darren Hodgkins, Dan Wellington, Alex Heale, Philip Rothenberger, Alan Fewings

Associate producer: Chris Oakley

Visit www.patreon.com/BetamaxVideoClub for more information about bonus episodes, early access, discounted Betamax Video Club merchandise and more.

9 To 5

"You're a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot."

Another first-time watch for me, as I'm lassoed into watching the very funny and prescient comedy with the Oscar-nominated theme song you all know.

Joining me in the office is the returning Anna Cale, with an update on her forthcoming book.

Thank you for the ongoing support - Don't forget to subscribe, rate and review the podcast on iTunes.

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Executive producers: Gary West, Fergus Higginson, Keith Foster, Jimi Fletcher, Mark Drakes, Matt Cunnington, Christian Deas, Chris Hopkins, Omar Zambon, Ian Maddrell, Catrin Lowe, Mark Machin, Zoltan Vago, Simon Smith, Laury Curran, Wayne McNally, Darren Hodgkins, Dan Wellington, Alex Heale, Philip Rothenberger, Alan Fewings

Associate producer: Chris Oakley

Visit www.patreon.com/BetamaxVideoClub for more information about bonus episodes, early access, discounted Betamax Video Club merchandise and more.

The Thing

"Entire world population infected 27,000 hours from first contact"

More escapism for you here as we explore Kurt Russell's Betamax debut in the ultimate sci-fi/horror set in Antarctica - John Carpenter's The Thing.

Joining me in a Norwegian helicopter to chase a dog through snow is the host of the only Doctor Who podcast I listen to (I've never watched Doctor Who) "Trial Of A Timelord".

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Executive producers: Gary West, Fergus Higginson, Keith Foster, Jimi Fletcher, Mark Drakes, Matt Cunnington, Christian Deas, Andy Elliott, Chris Hopkins, Omar Zambon, Ian Maddrell, Catrin Lowe, Mark Machin, Zoltan Vago, Simon Smith, Matt Lee, Laury Curran, Wayne McNally, Darren Hodgkins, Dan Wellington, Alex Heale, Adam Blake

Associate producer: Chris Oakley

Visit www.patreon.com/BetamaxVideoClub for more information about bonus episodes, early access, Betamax Video Club merchandise and more.

Don't forget to subscribe, rate and review the podcast on iTunes.

" I see you are no stranger to pain."

After the dramatic and often moving study of PTSD in First Blood, Sylvester Stallone returns in the ultimate anti-sequel - a coked-up orgy of violence, MAGA patriotism and explosions in the glorious Rambo: First Blood Part II.

Joining me in the jungle in his own sequel is Simon Smith, CCTV installer extraordinaire and a former soldier himself.

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Executive producers: Gary West, Fergus Higginson, Keith Foster, Jimi Fletcher, Mark Drakes, Matt Cunnington, Christian Deas, Andy Elliott, Chris Hopkins, Omar Zambon, Ian Maddrell, Catrin Lowe, Mark Machin, Zoltan Vago, Simon Smith, Matt Lee, Laury Curran, Wayne McNally, Darren Hodgkins, Dan Wellington, Alex Heale, Adam Blake

Associate producer: Chris Oakley

Visit www.patreon.com/BetamaxVideoClub for more information about bonus episodes, early access and more.

Don't forget to subscribe, rate and review the podcast on iTunes.

"Isn't it awfully nice to have a penis?"

Exploring one of the most profound questions in all of time, Betamax finally looks for the meaning of life with those Monty Python scamps. Joining me on the journey through time and space (and vomit) is Sophie Davies, host of the Smashed Prawns In A Milky Basket podcast as well as the brand new It's An S Pod Thing.

Got some very exciting episodes heading your way soon, keep your ears peeled.

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Executive producers: Gary West, Fergus Higginson, Keith Foster, Jimi Fletcher, Mark Drakes, Matt Cunnington, Christian Deas, Andy Elliott, Chris Hopkins, Omar Zambon, Ian Maddrell, Catrin Lowe, Mark Machin, Zoltan Vago, Simon Smith, Matt Lee, Laury Curran, Wayne McNally, Darren Hodgkins, Dan Wellington

Associate producer: Chris Oakley

Visit www.patreon.com/BetamaxVideoClub for more information about bonus episodes, early access and more.

Don't forget to subscribe, rate and review the podcast on iTunes.

Never Say Never Again

 "Do you lose as gracefully as you win?" "I don't know, I've never lost."

James Bond returns for his final Betamax appearance (on the main podcast) in a movie born out of lawsuits and arguments, but also giving a(nother) swansong to Sean Connery. Not an official Bond movie, but it features Connery as 007, so that'll do for me.

Joining me for a nice friendly game of Domination is ITV anchorman Steve Clamp. You can find Steve on Twitter here and on ITV in most of Central England.

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Executive producers: Gary West, Fergus Higginson, Keith Foster, Jimi Fletcher, Mark Drakes, Matt Cunnington, Christian Deas, Andy Elliott, Chris Hopkins, Omar Zambon, Ian Maddrell, Catrin Lowe, Mark Machin, Zoltan Vago, Simon Smith, Matt Lee, Laury Curran, Wayne McNally, Darren Hodgkins, Dan Wellington

Associate producer: Chris Oakley

Visit www.patreon.com/BetamaxVideoClub for more information about bonus episodes, early access and more.

Don't forget to subscribe, rate and review the podcast on iTunes.

Raiders Of The Lost Ark

"It's not the years, honey, it's the mileage."

Time for one of my favourite movies of all time, not just the 1980s... Joining me in the search for relics is Terry Duffelen, returning for his hat-trick appearance. Who knows? In a thousand years, even this podcast may be worth something!

You can find Terry over at The Sound Of Football, Whom Pods Destroy and The OddJob Pod podcasts, all essential listening.

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Executive producers: Gary West, Fergus Higginson, Keith Foster, Jimi Fletcher, Mark Drakes, Matt Cunnington, Christian Deas, Andy Elliott, Chris Hopkins, Omar Zambon, Ian Maddrell, Catrin Lowe, Mark Machin, Zoltan Vago, Simon Smith, Matt Lee, Laury Curran

Associate producer: Chris Oakley

Visit www.patreon.com/BetamaxVideoClub for more information about bonus episodes, early access and more.

Don't forget to subscribe, rate and review the podcast on iTunes.

Spaceballs

Ludicrous speed! GO!

Spaceballs the Movie is now available on Betamax from Mr Rental - joining me on the bridge of Spaceball 1 is Becky Lea, film writer and Spaceballs enthusiast.

Stay safe and buckle up (ah buckle this!)

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Executive producers: Gary West, Fergus Higginson, Keith Foster, Jimi Fletcher, Mark Drakes, Matt Cunnington, Christian Deas, Andy Elliott, Chris Hopkins, Omar Zambon, Ian Maddrell, Catrin Lowe, Mark Machin, Zoltan Vago, Simon Smith, Matt Lee, Laury Curran

Associate producer: Chris Oakley

Visit www.patreon.com/BetamaxVideoClub for more information about bonus episodes, early access and more, including this episode at ludicrous speed...

Don't forget to subscribe, rate and review the podcast on iTunes.

Heartbreak Ridge

"You improvise, adapt, overcome"

Clint Eastwood makes his Betamax debut in the US Marine story where he plays a grumpy hero being mostly grumpy against young people, middle aged people and old people.

My guest for the episode was Simon Smith, former soldier and curator of a fine Twitter feed (lots of dogs) and provider of a wide range of aerial and audio-visual service at Ascent Aerials...

Apologies my side was slightly quiet, I had a stinking cold. Not coronavirus...

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Executive producers: Gary West, Fergus Higginson, Keith Foster, Jimi Fletcher, Mark Drakes, Matt Cunnington, Christian Deas, Andy Elliott, Chris Hopkins, Omar Zambon, Ian Maddrell, Catrin Lowe, Mark Machin, Zoltan Vago, Simon Smith, Matt Lee

Associate producer: Chris Oakley

Visit www.patreon.com/BetamaxVideoClub for more information about bonus episodes, early access and more.

Don't forget to subscribe, rate and review the podcast on iTunes.

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