It’s side special time again, and this week we’ll be welcoming you to the jungle, for fun and games, and rodents and names. Yes – it’s Medicine Man, and joining John to look for her purse or car keys, is comedy actor Margaret Cabourn Smith,
HIGHLANDER! Ahh-ah! He’ll save every one of us!” Sorry, wrong theme tune. It’s the film about the immortal Scottish swordsman battling the last of his immortal opponents, with help from Sean Connery as the chief metallurgist to King Charles V of Spain (or is it Egypt?) It’s a grand epic so rich in pseudo-historical nonsense that only an ACTUAL HISTORIAN could do it justice. So joining John to cut off your head is Greg Jenner, who can be found on Twitter as @greg_jenner.
It’s side special time again, and do you fancy something unpretentious and easy-going? Well, bad news – it’s ZARDOZ! AND IN THE END ZARDOZ RE-CREATED MAN! Joining John to refuse to move to the second level no matter how much you waggle your hands are the acclaimed comedy writers of Charlie Brooker’s News Wipe, Philomena Cunk and the Ladybird Books For Grown-Ups – Jason Hazeley (on Twitter as @JasonHazeley) and Joel Morris (@gralefrit)!
It’s side special time again, and what sounds more fun than a 1970s sci-fi disaster movie starring a grumpy Sean Connery, co-financed by American and Hong Kong backers, which flopped at the box office? Not much. Joining John to avoid being crushed under a lump of slow-moving rock is actor and writer Dan Tetsell, who can be found on Twitter as @tetsell.
This is the second in a series of “side-pods” I will be joined by excellent guests to discuss some other top-level Bond matters.
This week I am once again joined by the marvellous king of the satires Matt Owen (@Mjowen174) to talk about Sean Connery: his early years, his voice, his walk and his N.A.S.A. approved hair.