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The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance – Part 4

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance – Part 4
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Spellbound continues its journey into Thra with host Rae and guest Ryan. The two review the escalating drama found in The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance episodes!

This podcast discusses Episode 7 “Time to Make…My Move” and Episode 8 “Prophets Don’t Know Everything.”

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Not a fan of The Dark Crystal? Join us on 10/18 for the start of our new arc: Carnival Row!

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Hosted by Rae Stewart @SirynRae

Special Guest: Ryan Couture @BusterProps

Executive Producer & Editor: Derreck Mayer @TheStarTrekDude

Music by David Fesliyan

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The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance – Part 4

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance – Part 1

Spellbound begins its next voyage into the magical world of Henson! Joined by fellow Screen Heroes host, Ryan Couture, Rae discusses the beautiful and DARK (wink) world of Thra. Join them to hear their thoughts on episodes 1 and 2 of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance!

Gotta catch up first? Binge this show on Netflix!

Wanna hear the Screen Heroes episode covering the classic 1982 film? Check it out here: heroespodcasts.com/sh172-the-dark-crystal-review 

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Spellbound Podcast Credits for The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Episodes 

A Heroes Podcast Network Production

Hosted by Rae Stewart @SirynRae

Special Guest: Ryan Couture @BusterProps

Executive Producer & Editor: Derreck Mayer @TheStarTrekDude

Music by David Fesliyan

Links: http://linktr.ee/spellbound

iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/spellbound/id1478988496

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1pwoRr309ylWatm2dbVPiW

Spreaker: https://www.spreaker.com/show/spellbound

Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/m/Iqz7chy235h6xmtp5cenozzdgky?t=Spellbound

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The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance – Part 1

Stranger Things: Spoiler-Free Review

Are you a fan of classic 80’s child adventure stories? I’m talking about Goonies, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Flight of the Navigator, Stand by Me, The Wizard, Explorers, and The Last Starfighter, just to name a few.

Well, you’re in good company. A set of twin writer/directors Matt and Ross Duffer, known as The Duffer Brothers also enjoyed those movies and have decided to grace us with a mixture of those ideas with large doses of practical and computer special effects. Welcome to the world of Stranger Things.

Synopsis

“When a young boy vanishes, a small town uncovers a mystery involving secret experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one strange little girl.” To say the least, that description only scratches the barest surface, as this series defies genre. It’s a Sci-Fi/Mystery/Thriller/Action/Drama love note to that era of Flock of Seagulls haircuts.

As a Netflix Original Series, Stranger Things was bound to be at least decent. It’s sitting side by side other great shows, including Orange is the New Black and House of Cards. Upon first glance, the one thing I noticed was how well this show is put together. From the smallest detail, to the largest story arc, everything is dripping with 80’s. There are throwbacks via posters on the walls, t-shirts, and even the telephones and cars in use are very true to the year. The only thing that may have seemed out of place is the vernacular, the words they used. But, since I only spent a few years in the 80’s, I may be mixing fiction and reality. Which is bogus to the max, like totally.

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Review

Seriously, though, the writing, directing, audio, music choices, casting, acting, special effects, and everything else all coalesce into something that major Hollywood movies are currently having great difficulty in achieving, unity. Stranger Things acts as one story set in its own universe. There is no one piece where you can look and say, “that doesn’t belong” or “they should have done that better.”

The episodes are displayed as chapters in a book. If this were a book that I was currently reading, I would read it cover to cover continuously.

Stranger Things is rated PG-14, and I would not suggest it for anyone who is susceptible to nightmares or fear of the dark, as this will exacerbate those conditions. There is a fair amount of blood and violence, a lot of swearing, and just a smidgen of teenage sexual situations. This is one of those rare times where I will side with the ratings and say, maybe the younger kids should sit this one out.

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What do you think about Stranger Things? Have you already binge-watched it? Let us know in the comments!

Stranger Things: Spoiler-Free Review