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 "Führer 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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Wastelands Radio Show - Episode 21 – House of Troma - Tromeo and Juliet




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 visit the seedy underground of Manhattan courtesy of the masters of schlock TROMA. In this masterful modern day adaption of Shakespeare’s well-loved classic Romeo and Juliet. Troma presents Tromeo and Juliet with all the body-piercing, kinky sex, and car crashes that Shakespeare wanted but never had! Join Adam, Mark, Tromeo, Juliet, and Lemmy of Motorhead as they search for climactic love, violence, and the American Way. This movie is truly unique. It really captures the spirit of the play. Like with most Troma flicks, it’s totally self aware, in your face, features taboo subjects, revels in gore and sex. There are some hilarious jokes in the credits (best credits I've seen since Hot Shots) loads of Troma in jokes as well as general satire and Shakespeare refs.There is some half decent acting, Lemmy from the house of Motorhead narration, stars the legendary Tromette Debbie Rochon and a Shakespeare plot, it is Troma at its best. Though its not the sort of film you'd watch with your mum, and will offend most people. For anybody bored with run of the mill cinema, with a wacky sense of humour you MUST SEE THIS FILM.
LEMMY
Tromeo and Juliet is also notable for its soundtrack, composed of alternative rock, pop punk and heavy metal music, which helped get the film some recognition on MTV. Most bands were willing to contribute their tracks for little to no money out of respect for Troma. In return for their song "Mr. Superlove", The Ass Ponys' lead singer requested only a check from the company for $9.95, for the purpose of framing it on his wall.The CD soundtrack was released on Oglio Records on May 6, 1997 and included the following tracks:"Sacrifice" by Motörhead and other artists including: The Meatmen, Superchunk, Supernova & Sublime.

Factoids
  • James Gunn writer Guardians of the Galaxy was paid $150 for the screenplay.
  • The footage of the car flipping over is recycled for many Troma films including Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D. (1990), Terror Firmer (1999), and Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV (2000).
  • Debbie Rochon has starred in over 250 movies from 1982 to 2020
  • Posters for various other Troma films are visible throughout both households.
  • Despite many claims, the film is not entirely in iambic pentameter. a line of verse with five metrical feet, each consisting of one short (or unstressed) syllable followed by one long (or stressed) syllable, for example Two households, both alike in dignity.
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Wastelands Radio Show - Episode 20 - Survival Tips for the Wastelands - Hillbilly Chrome



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 reflect on the global pandemic shutdown and bring you part three of survival in the apocalypse.

Based on their many years of viewing-apocalyptic schlockers, they draw on their pop culture doomsday knowledge and share some hints and tips on things you should do and not to do in the coming end of days.
This time round they ponder the essential go to piece of equipment in the survivalists tool kit….. Gaf tape, or as the boys call it…. HILLBILLY CHROME!!



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Wastelands Radio Show - Episode 19 – Survival Tips for the Wastelands - part two



Wastelands Radio Show - Episode 18 – Survival Tips for the Wastelands - part two
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 quick episode, Adam and Mark reflect on the global pandemic shutdown and bring you part two of survival in the apocalypse. 

Based on their many years of post-apocalyptic viewing they draw on their pop culture doomsday knowledge and share some hints and tips on things you should do and not to do in the coming end of days.

This time round they ponder should you stay or should you go and weapons of choice in the wastelands.




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