This week we celebrate some of Kathryn Bigelow’s earlier work, with Near Dark as the feature and Strange Days as this week’s science fiction film. For Table Time Conor demands a remake of Frankenhooker and Luke gets hot under the collar about regional restrictions. Question Time addresses movie adaptations of video games, noting that if you’ve got to have a Japanese Thunder God in your movie, you should really get a French dude to play him.

Time Stamps

(00:00) Intro and Near Dark

(20:31) Science Fiction Season: Strange Days

(43:31) Table Time: Frankenhooker, Luke’s Regional Restriction Blues

(53:51) Question Time (Greatest Video Game Movie Adaptations)

Cheerfully Inaccurate

The actor who played Homer in Near Dark was Joshua Miller

Stuff We Mentioned This Week:

Aliens, Terminator 2: Judgement Day, Pointbreak, Double Indemnity, Femme Fatale, Killing Zoe, Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, Doom, Silent Hill, Frankenhooker, Re-Animator, The Man With Two Brains, Tommy Boy, The Hurt Locker, Lost Boys, Texas Chainsaw Massacre

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10 comments on: Wireless Express Show Episode 15 (05/06/10)

  1. Morgan


    And now to the show!

  2. Jaques la Merde

    Julliette Lewis sings PJ Harvey’s “I can Hardly Wait” in Strange Days. I don’t remember what the other songs were. It’s been a long time since I saw Strange days.

    There was a time in the early 90s when I rented Near Dark every weekend for about 6 months. Awesome movie.

  3. Dudebros

    Right ON.
    Near Dark is just incredible, I’ve seen it a few times but it just doesn’t begin to get old.

    And oh yeah, ok I think I’d heard that about PJ Harvey somewhere… I dunno. I don’t really think Juliette Lewis’s performance on stage is great, but it’s not bad enough to detract.


  4. Conor

    Oh yeah, and JCVD is Belgian of course. I don’t know how I forgot that when writing the show notes…

  5. Morgan


    Please let me share our joy of Tommy Boy no the Wireless Express.

  6. Conor

    Ha! Actually, after the show last night Luke was leaving and we were chatting about what movie to do next. One of us, I can’t even remember which, made some comment about how it’d be great to do Tommy Boy and I said “Wait though! Morgan’s coming over in a few weeks, we’ll have him on the show with us to do it,” and Luke said “Great idea!”

    So yes indeed, your permission slip is signed and stamped. Tell those hall monitors to suck it.

  7. andy

    oh no i’ve been stabbed!!

  8. Conor

    I’ve gotta say, I think in my performance I really captured the mood of someone who’s just been stabbed.

  9. andy

    i actually feared for your life until i heard you speak again!

  10. Conor

    So did I, Andy… so did I.