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Dan: In this episode we watched a little movie called Transcendence.
Stuart: Little movie?!
Elliott: It was actually medium-sized!
Stuart: I mean, it was pretty long.
Dan: Okay. Thanks guys.
Stuart: Nailed it.

Show Notes[]

"Turns out that being Christopher Nolan’s cinematographer is not the same thing as being Christopher Nolan, as we found out when we endured Transcendence. Meanwhile Elliott explains Dan’s unusual way of reading, Stuart has a Transmorphers flashback, and Dan sings a little cow opera."

Movie Summary[]


A scientist's drive for artificial intelligence, takes on dangerous implications when his consciousness is uploaded into one such program.


Dr. Will Caster, the world's foremost authority on artificial intelligence, is conducting highly controversial experiments to create a sentient machine. When extremists try to kill the doctor, they inadvertently become the catalyst for him to succeed. Will's wife, Evelyn, and best friend, Max, can only watch as his thirst for knowledge evolves to an omnipresent quest for power, and his loved ones soon realize that it may be impossible to stop him.

Final Judgments[]

  • Bad-bad (Dan)
  • Bad-bad (Stuart)
  • Bad-bad, also bland-bad (Elliott)

Episode Highlights[]


  • Confusical @21:22

Movie Pitches[]


­Why is this guy hassling him? He just fucked a pig on TV!
       —Stuart @35:50

Listener Mail[]

Mailbag Song[]



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  • Sunshine (2007) by Danny Boyle (Dan) @Time
  • Pulse Pounders (1988) by Charles Band (Stuart) @Time
  • The Woman on the Beach (1947) by Jean Renoir (Elliott) @Time