Wastelands Radio Show - Episode 38 - Best Worst Worst Best of tubi

In this episode Adam and Mark discuss the rabbit hole of good bad movies - tubi. Still stuck in the Melbourne lockdown, Mark fill us in on the best worst finds on the free movie streaming platform. and it’s just the tip of the ice berg.

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 Wastelands Radio Show - Episode 37 - Lostener Request - Slipstream

In this episode Adam and Mark, at the request of long time lostener Baron Von Borg, dive head first into the 1989 b-grade craptacular mess that is Luke Sykwalker (Mark Hamill) from Star Wars, come back movie – Slipstream.

In the future, natural disasters (earthquakes, floods) have ravaged Earth, leaving a world where pockets of communities live within canyons while a violent wind known as the "slipsteam" is the only means of transport, via airplanes. Matt Owens the poor man’s Snake Pliskin played by Bill Paxton is a nomadic bounty hunter who kidnaps a prisoner Byron played by Bob Peck of two violent law officers, one of which is Luke Skywalker,  so he can claim the bounty for himself. Traveling across the wind swept landscape, Matt and Byron become best mates and  are relentlessly pursued by the officers, and Matt finds Byron isn't what he appears to be,(he’s a robot) as they travel from community to community and encounter pockets of strange societies that live beyond the slipstream lead by Sir Ben Kingsley and Hagrid.

Unfortunately, the film has its problems. The plot suffers from some cheesy moments, the music is overbearingly loud, and while it is well orchestrated and very majestic, it's often a bit too majestic for what's going on. There are also some long scenes that could have been shortened or even cut to the benefit of the film.

Not to say it's BAD, it's just that half of it is 10-minute montages of gliders flying around. However, the performances by Hamill and the Peck the convict save it from all of the WEIRD choices made by the director and scriptwriter. For example...is this an action movie, or a story of a man's journey of discovery? I don't know, but love scenes in museums with montages (again) of stuffed animals with quick cuts to long focuses on Christmas lights don't give me any better of an idea. Still, it's while just to see Hamill looking cool.

Director Steven Lisberger, who did Tron, stated that this movie is like a conventional road movie, but instead of cars, people are in airplanes. Says it all really!!

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