Friday, June 26, 2009
The Michael Papajohn interview is now online and you can download it. I'm putting the links here because I haven't had a chance to change the archive page yet:
Geek World 6/18/2009 Part 1
Geek World 6/18/2009 Part 2
Geek World 6/18/2009 Part 3
We spend some time talking about Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (he plays Megan Fox's father in the movie) but you want to hear it all because there are so many great and never before heard stories from his time in Hollywood!
As you heard on our this past Thursday we took a time warp and watched some geeky video game based movies from our past. When we watched the 1993 Super Mario Bros. movie we were shocked. First we wondered how a movie starring Bob Hoskins, John Leuizamo, Dennis Hopper, & Samantha Mathis could be so awful but upon realizing that the cast was: Bob Hoskins as Mario, John Leguizamo as Luigi, Dennis Hopper as King Koopa, & Samantha Mathis as Daisy the casting horrors became all too real (at least they changed the story so Luigi was adopted because there's no way John Leguizamo could pass for an Italian plumber). The movie went on and we got our jollies laughing at the ridiculousness of it all until the end when we both had a physical reaction. We watched as images of New York City made way for the Twin Towers and then it happened, in streams of billowing black smoke the image of the Twin Towers changed to the image on the right. It was strange enough to see the Twin Towers as part of the old NYC skyline but that image with the surrounding smoke was terrifying. We knew we had seen something far too similar. The photo from FEMA taken 9-11 said it all. We couldn't believe what we were seeing.
Now we're not conspiracy theorists, we don't believe that Hollywood was telling of the plans almost a decade before the terrorist attack but it doesn't make it any less freaky. The funny thing is the only other person who seemed to see this connection was one of those wacky people who find conspiracy everywhere (for example they noted every movie where people got $9.11 or did something at 9:11PM, and that's too far fetched even for us).
So we ask you all, is the Super Mario Bros. movie the devil?