Welcome to the first episode of The Unenthusiastic Critic Podcast! Where we're going, we don't need roads.
For years, Michael (The Unaffiliated Critic) has been conning his reluctant wife Nakea (The Unenthusiastic Critic) into watching movies she doesn't want to watch, just so he could write about it. Now, they're moving this slow form of marital suicide off the page and into your ears.
In this inaugural episode, Michael and Nakea discuss the origins (and wisdom) of this project, then sit down for Nakea's first viewing of Robert Zemeckis' 1985 sci-fi comedy Back to the Future.
Topics include time-travel as white privilege, the problems with using sexual assault as a comedic plot device, and puffy-vests as an unfortunate '80s fashion trend.
0:00–0:14: Prologue (from Pres. Reagan's 1986 State of the Union Address)
0:14–1:26: Intro and Theme Music ("Warm Duck Shuffle" by Arne Huseby)
1:26–14:24: What is The Unenthusiastic Critic?
14:24–15:14: Musical Interlude ("Buckaroo Banzai is Not Just a Movie" by Logan Whitehurst and the Jr. Science Club)
15:15–19:00: Cultural Osmosis (Discussion Prior to Viewing Back to the Future)
19:01–20:26: Trailer for Back to the Future
20:26–44:58: The Verdict (Post-Viewing Discussion of Back to the Future)
44:58–46:03: Outro and Next Week's Movie
—Mentioned (and highly recommended): "Why Back to the Future is Secretly Horrifying" on cracked.com.
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—"Warm Duck Shuffle" by Arne Huseby is licensed under CC BY 3.0.
—"Buckaroo Banzai is Not Just a Movie" by Logan Whitehurst and the Jr. Science Club is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.5 CA.