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November 26th, 2020    

Pop Goes The Classics - Cinderella (1950)

On the eighth installment of the Pop Goes The Classics series looking at the Disney animated features, Mirandia Berthold, Steve Riddle & Andy Atherton look at 1950’s Cinderella. They discuss the many aspects of the films including: Disney’s triumphant return to full-length features; Cinderella’s unbreakable spirit; the horrible quartet of Lady Tremaine, Drusilla, Anastaisa & Lucifer; the fun supporting characters, especially Gus; love at first sight & the many questions about the spell the Fairy Godmother casts.

November 20th, 2020    

Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)

On the last part of our 10 part series, Scott & Tek wrap up the original Star Trek Movie Universe with Nemesis! A Picard Clone? Really? And why dress up like waiters at a wedding? Sit back and listen as the guys break the movie down, and give their final rankings on which Star Trek film...is the best. So enjoy the last leg of the journey on Pop Goes the Classics!

November 13th, 2020    

Star Trek: Insurrection (1998)

In their continuing journey of the Star Trek Motion Picture franchise, Scott & Tek go back to 1998 to dip into the Fountain of Youth. They talk about Frakes as director, the music, F. Murray Abraham, stretchy faces and more! They also grade their categories. Is it a movie, or an extended Next Gen episode! Sit back and enjoy this episode of Pop Goes the Classics!

November 12th, 2020    

Pop Goes The Classics - Make Mine Music, Fun And Fancy Free, Melody Time & The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad

On the seventh installment of the Pop Goes The Classics series looking at the Disney animated features, Andy Atherton, Mirandia Berthold & Steve Riddle look at 1946’s Make Mine Music, 1947’s Fun And Fancy Free, 1948’s Melody Time & 1949’s The Adventures Of Ichabod And Mr. Toad. They discuss the many aspects of the films including: the shorts that comprise each of them; the fun characters we meet in each; the music pieces used; the snapshots of life in the late 1940’s provided by them; and the legacies of the shorts as not only standalone but as part of these anthology films.

November 6th, 2020    

Star Trek: First Contact (1996)

THE BORG RETURNS! On the newest chapter of Pop Goes the Classics' Star Trek series, the Borg assimilate Earth. How does Captain Picard reverse that? TIME TRAVEL! Join Scott Criscuolo & Tek as they go through Picard's seminal movie. They grade their categories and decide whether this is the greatest Trek movie of all time. Is it? Listen and find out!

October 30th, 2020    

Star Trek: Generations (1994)

Kirk AND Picard in the same movie??? On the newest Pop Goes the Classics, Scott & Tek talk about the transfer of the Captain's chair, and the Next Gen's graduation from little screen to big screen. They grade their categories and talk about the legacy of Captain Kirk on the big screen, and yet another great movie villain by a great movie actor. So sit back and watch the energy ribbon fly with this newest episode of Pop Goes the Classics!

October 23rd, 2020    

Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)

The curtain call for the most beloved crew in outer space. On this episode of Pop Goes the Classics, Scott & Tek discuss the final movie with the entire original Trek cast, and the ending of space's longest Cold War. Did it make sense? Did art imitate life? The guys give their grades and discuss the farewell for everyone BUT the Captain (he'll have one more big screen mission). So sit back with the popcorn and enjoy this edition of Pop Goes the Classics!

October 16th, 2020    

Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)

So...is this as bad as we remember? On this episode of Pop Goes the Classics, Scott & Tek decide...did William Shatner have any business directing? What was the next step for the original crew after the 3-movie trilogy completed? The guys makes their...underwhelming grades and discuss whatever redeeming qualities it may have. So sit back, meet weird Vulcans, fly to the center of the galaxy and enjoy this episode of Pop Goes the Classics!

October 9th, 2020    

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)

On the newest episode of Pop Goes the Classics: Scott & Tek go back to save the whales! On Leonard Nimoy's second outing as director, he finishes off the three movie arc that started with Spock's death and continued with his resurrection! The guys grade their categories and decide...did Captain Kirk need to fall in love? Sit back and enjoy the newest episode of Pop Goes the Classics!

September 25th, 2020    

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984)

So did he die, or didn't he? That and many other questions will be answered by Scott & Tek on the newest chapter in the Star Trek movie franchise series here on PGTC! The boys grade their categories and talk Leonard Nimoy as director, the music, and...is Doc Brown a Klingon? Sit back and have these and more questions answered on the newest episode of Pop Goes the Classics!

September 18th, 2020    

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)

Join Scott & Tek for the next installment of the Star Trek Movie Franchise series here on PGTC! The boys talk their 5 categories, including Ricardo Montalban, the music, the story, how it compares to the other epic movies that came out in '82 and more! So sit back and enjoy this newest edition of Pop Goes the Classics!

September 11th, 2020    

Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)

Join Scott Criscuolo & Rob "Tek" Piontek for the start of a 10-chapter journey through the original Star Trek Film Universe! We go back to the beginning with 1979's "Star Trek: The Motion Picture"! From the origin of the franchise, to a failed series idea turned into a picture, they grade all the categories and decide...What is V'Ger? So hop in the Captain's chair and follow us through this journey on Pop Goes the Classics!

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June 1st, 2020    

The James Bond Legacy Part 5: Daniel Craig

Pop Goes the Classics concludes its series on the James Bond Legacy with the current actor to play the role, Daniel Craig. Scott Criscuolo & Rob "Tek" Piontek discuss the controversial casting choice, great directors, the 50th anniversary and more. So sit back and enjoy the conclusion to the odyssey of Bond...James Bond.

May 28th, 2020    

Pop Goes The Classics - Dumbo

On the fourth installment of the Pop Goes The Classics series going through the Disney animated features, Andy Atherton & Mirandia Berthold look at 1941’s Dumbo. They discuss the many aspects of the film including the focus on the animals and not the humans; elephant cliques; the themes of overcoming adversity, treating others fairly and unconditional love; the trippy Pink Elephants On Parade sequence; the feel-good happy ending and of course, the classic theme park attraction that is based on it.

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