WASTELANDS - An Australian B-grade, Punk Rock, Street Trash online radio show hosted by long time partners in slime Adam (085c3n3) Obscene and Mark-O -Mark, pondering punk oddities, b grade movies, trashy treasures, life, culture and stuff.

In this episode Adam and Mark take a slight detour from the barbarian theme with the Sci fi fantasy film adaption of the classic 1980s saturday morning cartoon series ‘Masters of the Universe’. Produced by the notorious Cannon films in 1987, for a princely sum of $22 million, Masters of the Universe the motion picture is one part Star Wars, one part Flash Gordon two parts cheese. and even though it missed the mark at the time and was generally canned by fans and critics alike, it still features the mighty Dolph Lundgren as He Man and Frank Langella as Skeletor. Looking at it in 2020, the film kinda stands alone as a fun nostalgic trip back in time to the marvellous 80’s.

On the planet Eternia, the dark lord Skeletor has taken over Castle Greyskull, and imprisoned the Sorceress, and Skeletor has begun draining the Sorceress' powers as he attempts to claim the powers of Greyskull and become master of the universe. Mighty warrior He-Man, the most powerful man in the universe and his companions: loyal soldier Man-at-Arms, his daughter Teela and a dwarf inventor named Gwildor finds themselves on Earth, by Gwildor's creation, the Cosmic Key, a device that can open portals that lead to anywhere in the galaxy, which Skeletor requires in his goal for universal conquest. But when the Cosmic Key is discovered by Julie Winston and her boyfriend Kevin Corrigan, both unaware that Earth is about to become a battleground, as Skeletor and his vile minions arrives on Earth, as they go in pursuit of He-Man and his companions who are searching for the Cosmic Key so they can return to Eternia and defeat Skeletor.


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Wastelands Radio Show - Episode 27 - The Barbarians

WASTELANDS - An Australian B-grade, Punk Rock, Street Trash online radio show hosted by long time partners in slime Adam (085c3n3) Obscene and Mark-O -Mark, pondering punk oddities, b grade movies, trashy treasures, life, culture and stuff.


In this episode Adam and Mark dive back into the b-grade world of Conan the barbarian inspired sword and sorcery flicks. This week adventure is the 1987 Cannon action comedy - The Barbarians. Directed by the infamous Robert Deodato who was responsible for Cannibal Holocaust in 1980.  Featuring David and Peter Paul as Twin barbarians. It's just like Conan but with two Conan's and everybody's favourite Hills have Eyes creep and wastelands favourite Michael Berryman as the appropriately named Dirtmaster and George Eastman.

Twin barbarians seek revenge from the warlord who massacred their tribe and captured them when they were small children. It's completely campy and it doesn't take itself seriously for a moment. Starring former professional wrestling duo the Barbarian Brothers, these actors -- which is a loose description of what they are doing on screen -- look like they are having a ball filming, and it's hard not to share in the fun. It really is a must-see Italian exploitation flick.
Highlights no explanations given – you’ll just have to watch it – Bear creature, man cry, erection dragon and oily walnuts!
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Wastelands Radio Show - Episode 26 - Sorceress
WASTELANDS - An Australian B-grade, Punk Rock, Street Trash online radio show Hosted by long time partners in slime Adam (085c3n3) Obscene and Mark-O -Mark, pondering punk oddities, trashy treasures, street levelness, life, culture and stuff.


In this episode Adam and Mark dive into the b-grade world of Conan the barbarian inspired sword and sorcery flicks. To kick off this week hey discuss the Roger Corman produced disasterpiece from 1982 Sorceress. featuring more dungeons, swords, sorcery, witches, danger, wizards, danger, desire, evil magic, martial arts, fighting, the skills of the masters, a battle to control the entire known world, weird goat and monkey men and magical woman warriors than you can point a battle axe at.

A powerful conjurer of the Black Arts, Traigon, makes an unholy pact with the evil deity, to sacrifice his first born to become the master of the universe. However, fate has other plans, and as the magician's wife gives her last breath to protect her newborn twin daughters, Traigon cant tell which of his daughter was born first, hi wife dies, Traigon dies and the twins are taken away by the good wizard Krona who gives them the unlimited power of the blue force. Nearly two long decades later Traigon is resurrected and the dauntless warrior-sisters, Mira and Mara, embark on a dangerous mission to avenge their slaughtered mum with a Viking, a creepy half man half goat and a oily permed barbarian.

Full movie - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bINHTz6Xlt4


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Wastelands Radio Show - Episode 25 - Schwarzenegger PUNishment 2

WASTELANDS - An Australian B-grade, Punk Rock, Street Trash online radio show Hosted by long time partners in slime Adam (085c3n3) Obscene and Mark-O -Mark, pondering punk oddities, trashy treasures, street levelness, life, culture and stuff.

In this episode Adam and Mark take another look back at some of Arnie's most memorable film quotes from The Running Man “Here’s your Sub-Zero… now plain zero.” to Total Recall “Consider that a divorce!” Strap in for another serve of some meaty nuggets of machismo and extreme punning.

Conan the Barbarian (1982) A young boy, Conan, becomes a slave after his parents are killed and tribe destroyed by a savage warlord and sorcerer, Thulsa Doom. When he grows up he becomes a fearless, invincible fighter. Set free, he plots revenge against Thulsa Doom.

Commando (1985) A retired Special Forces colonel tries to save his daughter, who was abducted by his former subordinate.

The Running Man (1987) In a dystopian America, a falsely convicted policeman gets his shot at freedom when he must forcibly participate in a TV game show where convicts, runners, must battle killers for their freedom.

Total Recall (1990) When a man goes for virtual vacation memories of the planet Mars, an unexpected and harrowing series of events forces him to go to the planet for real - or is he?

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Wastelands Radio Show - Episode 24 - Schwarzenegger PUNishment


In this episode Adam and Mark take a look back at some of Arnie's most memorable film quotes from Predator -“If it bleeds, we can kill It.” to Commando “Let off some steam.” Strap in for some meaty nuggets of machismo and extreme punning.
  • Predator (1987) A team of commandos on a mission in a Central American jungle find themselves hunted by an extra-terrestrial warrior.
  • Commando (1985) A retired Special Forces colonel tries to save his daughter, who was abducted by his former subordinate.
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her teenage son, John Connor, from a more advanced and powerful cyborg.



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Wastelands Radio Show - Episode 23 - TROMA - Double feature



WASTELANDS - An Australian B-grade, Punk Rock, Street Trash online radio show Hosted by long time partners in slime Adam (085c3n3) Obscene and Mark-O -Mark, pondering punk oddities, trashy treasures, street levelness, life, culture and stuff.

In this episode Adam and Mark take on two Troma classics where the schools teach readin’, writin' and radiation! and the beaches have become battlefields... the waves are a war zone! Listeners and losteners brace yourselves for Class of Nuke 'Em High (1986) and Surf Nazis Must Die (1987).

Class of Nuke 'Em High (1986) - When Warren and Chrissy notice some strange things happening around their high school, when the pupils start acting and looking strange after buying contaminated drugs from a nuclear plant worker. They begin to suspect that something is going on at the nuclear plant next door. Though the plant officials deny that there are any problems, Crissy gives birth to a bloodthirsty mutant who immediately begins eating everyone in the school. Will Warren and Chrissy be able to stop their killer kid?
Factoids

  •     The Monster is never seen in a full shot as the entire costume was never finished. They only had bits and pieces that were used as a puppet (hands, face, legs etc.)
  •     When Dewey lands on the pavement in the opening scene, the first man to walk up to him is a shocked, bearded man, played by Troma co-founder and producer Michael Herz in his only on-screen performance ever.
  •     When Chrissy goes to the hospital, you can hear over the loudspeaker "Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine, Dr. Howard". These are the names Moe, Larry, and Curly take in certain episodes of the Three Stooges. - From the short Men in Black; which was released September 28th, in 1934.
  •   Spike (Bob Prichett) has mop strings hanging from his left shoulder. Certainly a reference to Toxie.
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Surf Nazis Must Die (1987) - When the son of a gun-wielding woman is murdered by neo-Nazi surf punks in the post-apocalyptic future, his Mama hunts them down for some bloodthirsty revenge. Possibly the best title ever... An earthquake leaves the California coastline in ruins and reduces the beaches to a state of chaos.

A group of neo-Nazis led by Adolf (Brenner), the self-proclaimed "F├╝hrer of the new beach", takes advantage of the resulting chaos by fighting off several rival surfer gangs to seize control of the beaches. Meanwhile, an oil well worker named Leroy (Harden) is killed by the surf Nazis while jogging on the beach. Leroy's mother, "Mama" Washington (Neely), devastated by the loss of her son, vows revenge.  After arming herself with a handgun and grenades, she breaks out of her retirement home and exacts vengeance on the Surf Nazis. For, amongst other things, the excellent synth soundtrack by Jon McCallum, for having a character called "smeg",for the hilariously obvious shock shots of the sky, surf and the bunker area, and for the immortal line "taste some of mommas home cooking Adolf", this films deserves 10 out of 10.

Factoids 
Surf Nazis Must Die was criticised by reviewers as boring and hard to follow, and its acting, dialogue, and camerawork were widely panned. Janet Maslin wrote "Not even the actors' relatives will find this interesting." Roger Ebert stated that he walked out of the film after 30 minutes.

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Wastelands Radio Show - Episode 22 - Troma - The Toxic Avenger


WASTELANDS - An Australian B-grade, Punk Rock, Street Trash online radio show Hosted by long time partners in slime Adam (085c3n3) Obscene and Mark-O -Mark, pondering punk oddities, trashy treasures, street levelness, life, culture and stuff.

In this episode Adam and Mark take a short stroll through Tromaville, the home of New Jersey's greatest hero and location of Troma's greatest contribution to cinema - The Toxic Avenger. Join them as they discuss this genuinely funny poke at superheroes and monster movies, delivered with a healthy dose of cheap gags, splattery special effects, and T&A.

The Toxic Avenger, set in Tromaville, NJ, is about Melvin Ferd, a meek nerd, who works as a janitor at a health club. While he is of no threat to anyone, psychotic health club patrons: Bozo, Slug, Wanda, and Julie bully the kid because he doesn’t look pretty like them, and isn’t as smart as they are.
When the four aren’t tormenting little Melvin, they are busy screwing each other, or running over little boys on bicycles with their bitchen Camero; squishing their little heads. It’s the only way Bozo is able to relieve the stress of his life.
Eventually, the the four manage to humiliate Melvin to the point where he jumps out of a second story window at the health club, and into a barrel of toxic waste conveniently sitting open on a flatbed truck in front of the club. The toxic waste sets Melvin on fire, but also transforms him into a super-sized superhero/vigilante with a delightful voice.

Factoids
  • Look for future Oscar-winner Marisa Tomei as an extra (coming out of a shower)
  • Two less successful sequels, The Toxic Avenger Part II and The Toxic Avenger Part III: The Last Temptation of Toxie, were filmed as one. Director Lloyd Kaufman realized that he had shot far too much footage for one film and re-edited it into two. 
  • A third independent sequel was also released, titled Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV. 
  • An animated children's TV series spin-off, Toxic Crusaders, featured Toxie as the leader of a team of mutated superheroes who fought against evil alien polluters. The cartoon series was short-lived and quickly cancelled. 
  • New Line Cinema had planned a live-action film based on the cartoon, but the project was never produced.
  • In 2019, it was announced that Legendary Entertainment would be producing a reboot of the film, with original creators Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz of Troma Entertainment serving as producers, and Macon Blair serving as writer and director. 


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