Table Reads

Table Reads


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111 - Batman Year One, Part 1
March 03, 2020

It’s time for Batman’s origin again. So, of course we’re going to go over the well-worn tale of Bruce Wayne being taken in by Sanford and Son and spending 15 years living in a scrapyard directly across the street from where his parents were murdered....

110 - John Boorman's Lord of the Rings, Part 11 (FINALE)
February 25, 2020

It’s the stunning (and overdue) conclusion to John Boorman’s Lord of the Rings! It’s been a thrilling and utterly weird 11 episodes, but we finally reach the conclusion of the greatest saga never filmed! Sam and Frodo reach Mount Doom while war...

109 - John Boorman's Lord of the Rings, Part 10
February 18, 2020

It’s the conclusion of the Battle of the Pellenor Fields, and Gondor has a new king! You’ll never guess who. Well, you might. After a full episode away from them, we also re-join Sam and Frodo and see what they’re up to… HINT: They’re not...

108 - John Boorman's Lord of the Rings, Part 9
February 11, 2020

Who wants some Battle of the Pellenor Fields? I hope it’s you, because that’s what this whole episode is! There’s death, and drama, and a new way to use horses! Do you like giant snakes? We’ve got that, too! Going into part 9 of a script is...

107 - John Boorman's Lord of the Rings, Part 8
February 04, 2020

Sam and Frodo finally make it to Mordor, and we get the Battle of Minas Tirith! What an action-packed episode! Hell, there’s even a montage! And an army of the dead (guys, Jeff is so happy about that)! We also learn that the defense of Minas Tirith...

106 - John Boorman's Lord of the Rings, Part 7
January 28, 2020

As Frodo and Sam continue with Gollum toward Mordor, we’re reminded that in 1970, Gollum would have just been an actor in makeup. Stop reading this, close your eyes, and just picture an actor dressed as Gollum. In the movie makeup of 1970. Honestly,...

105 - John Boorman's Lord of the Rings, Part 6
January 21, 2020

We finally get through the Fellowship of the Ring portion of the story, as the aforementioned Fellowship disbands and goes on their separate quests. Frodo sets off for Mordor on his own, with Sam in tow and Gollum not far behind, while Aragorn,...

104 - John Boorman's Lord of the Rings, Part 5
January 14, 2020

Mourning the loss of Gandalf, the Fellowship has a sleepover with the elves, and Galadriel shows Frodo the full depths of the hospitality of the elves. All. Night. Long. Look, I don’t want to spoil shit, but that’s not a joke. Frodo literally...

103 - John Boorman's Lord of the Rings, Part 4
January 08, 2020

The trials of the Fellowship continue, as does the abject weirdness of this script! There’s man-on-man sexy blood magic, cryogenic stasis, and everyone’s favorite part of the books, where the only way into Moria is for Gandalf and Gimli to engage in...

102 - John Boorman's Lord of the Rings, Part 3
December 31, 2019

John Boorman takes us through the history of Middle Earth, the Rise and Fall of Sauron, and the One Ring falling onto the hands of Bilbo Baggins, including the rich tradition of Vaudeville in Rivendell. Oh, you didn’t know that Rivendell is known for...