Baconsale Episode 102: Building a Mystery Science Theater

In the not too distant future, after you press play, you’ll hear Baconsale discussing Mystery Science Theater 3000. Huzzah! If you’ve never seen MST3K, don’t worry, we’re here to introduce you to the world of Joel (Robinson), Mike, the ‘Bots and the cheesy movies they watch. Joel (Hilton) is a big fan of the series, and Kent and Jacob are here to make sure Joel doesn’t get to carried away with his favorite television series.

If you’re wondering why we’re discussing MST3K instead of current movie facts, just repeat to yourself, “I trust this show, I should really just relax.”

Watch out for snakes!


And, as requested, here is Joel’s MST3K starter kit list:

  • Episode 303: Pod People
  • Episode 321: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
  • Episode 424: Manos: The Hands of Fate
  • Episode 512: Mitchell
  • Episode 513: The Brain that Wouldn’t Die
  • Episode 820: Space Mutiny
  • Episode 821: Time Chasers
  • Episode 903: Pumaman
  • Episode 904: Werewolf
  • Episode 910: The Final Sacrifice

BaconBit: The Fate of the Furious Review

Our special guest Mark is back and he’s revving to talk about The Fate of the Furious, the eighth (YES! 8th!) film in the Fast and the Furious franchise. Joel and Jacob do their best to contain Mark’s excitement (because they haven’t seen the film), whereas Kent just enables him.

Join us as we forget all the characters’ names and do our best to make sense of this stupidly entertaining movie.

Baconsale Episode 101: Documentary Starter Kit

And here we have Baconsale in its natural habitat: talking about movies. Not just any movies, though. They seem to be discussing documentaries. Kent, the critic of this species, has joined with Joel, the dominant comedian, to create a list of 10 non-fiction films that will help people understand that the word “documentary” does not necessarily mean that the movie will be boring or dry. In fact, they seem to have piqued the interest of a nearby creature named Jacob – a reluctant observer.

Let’s listen and see what happens.

BaconBit: Power Rangers Review

It’s Morphin’ time!. . .for Kent. Jacob and Joel didn’t really watch the Power Rangers TV show. But they’re ready to discuss the 2017 cash grab– er, reboot. Kent geeks out a bit and shows his true fandom, while the other two try and comprehend what a Zord is.

Is this movie a thrill ride for 90s fans? Or is it another desperate to exploit our wallets and our childhood? Press play and find out.

And, as always, the first 16 minutes are spoiler-free.

Baconsale Episode 98: Ranking Disney Princesses

Look at these princesses, aren’t they all neat? Wouldn’t you think our collection’s complete? In fact, we’re going to rank a bunch of animated female protagonists (and deuteragonists) who aren’t in the official Disney princess line. No, we’re not just basing these rankings on their looks — after all, we aren’t complete chauvinists — but attractiveness is one of the criteria on our rating matrix. We use cold hard facts, mathematic formulas and, yes, our subjective opinions to determine which of these cartoon characters are tier 1, which are tier 2 and which are tier 3.

And if you don’t agree with our ratings, please remember that no matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep on believing, the dreams that you wish will come true. Unless your wish is to change Kent’s mind. That never happens.

BaconBit: Beauty & the Beast Review

Be our guest and listen to our review of the 2017 live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast. Kent tagged along on Joel’s date with his wife to see the movie — or Joel’s wife ended up using Jacob’s ticket, depending on your perspective — and we are ready to give our spoiler-free and spoiler-full review of the latest Disney cash grab.

Is Emma Watson the Belle of the ball? Did we shudder at the Beast’s performance? Does anyone bite like Gaston? Press play and find out!

BaconBit: Kong: Skull Island Review

It’s time for Baconsale to discuss one of the most anticipated movies of this weekend — Kong: Skull Island! Well, we actually spend most of the time discussing other movies and subjects, but there is a King Kong review mixed in there somewhere. Listen as Kent and Jacob explain the movie to Joel, who didn’t see the movie, and struggle to stay on topic.

As always, the first 13 minutes are spoiler free.

Baconsale Episode 96: Hipster Flick Picks

Have you heard of this podcast called Baconsale? It’s this cool, out-of-the-way podcast not many people know about. Anyway, Kent, Joel and Jacob — totally obscure guys — are the hosts and, in this episode, they’re discussing films you’ve probably never heard of. Well, they’re hoping you’ve never heard of them, because they’re each recommending four films to you. Why four? Because three and five are so mainstream.

Below are the movies they recommend in the episode. If you want to know why they think you would enjoy these films, you’ll have to press play and listen.


KENT’S PICKS:

Red Riding Trilogy (2009)
Song of the Sea (2014)
The One I Love (2014)
Fish Story (2009)

JOEL’S PICKS:
Waking Ned Devine (1998)
The Fall (2006)
He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not (2002)
Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928)

JACOB’S PICKS:
It Happened One Night (1934)
Kingdom of Heaven – Director’s Cut (2005)
Rope (1948)
The Rundown (2003)

Baconsale Episode 95: Masters of the DC Cinematic Universe

Oh no! The DC Extended Universe is in trouble! Who can possibly save them? Wait! What’s that on the airwaves? It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Baconsale!

Kent, Joel and Jacob are ready to discuss the current woes of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the rest of the DC Extended Universe. Then they brainstorm what DC can do next to battle against the money-making machine of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. They suggest directors, recommend actors and they even pitch ideas for future movies — well, Joel pitches ideas. Kent reads his entire original screenplay.

So press play and, if you’re a studio executive from Disney or Warner Bros., we’re willing to discuss any offers you may have for us. Money offers. For our amazing ideas.

Baconsale Episode 93: The Psychology of Love

Love is a many-splendored thing, so it’s time for Baconsale to discuss this enigmatic emotion with our good friend, Dr. Matthew Woolley, Ph.D. And while you may think that all you need is love, Dr. Matt is here to tell us what is love and how to differentiate it from infatuation and/or drug use. We also talk about Valentine’s Day, romantic comedies, love languages, social media, discarded chocolates and what happens when a man loves woman. Things may get real at times, but then Kent rubs Joel’s shoulder and everything just gets awkward.

So press play and remember that everything we do, we do it for you, The Listener.