Episode 69: Jurassic World, Jurassic World VS. Godzilla, Top 5 Hubris Stories

 Jurassic World Gate

“That thing out there…that is no dinosaur.” We review the wildly successful Jurassic World! How does this 4th entry compare against Jurassic Park, The Lost World, and Jurassic Park III? Is it completely reliant on our nostalgic love of the original or does the movie have something new to offer? What about the controversy behind Bryce Dallas Howard’s Claire? And how awesome is Chris Pratt’s Star-Lord..err…Owen. In the INFINITE CROSSOVER CHAMBER, what’s the better monster movie — Jurassic World or 2014’s Godzilla? We boldly share our top 5 stories about hubris. 0:00 - 12:39: Jurassic World (non-spoilers); 12:39 - 41:30: Jurassic World (spoilers); 41:31 - 48:34: INFINITE CROSSOVER CHAMBER: Jurassic World VS. Godzilla (2014); 48:35 - 1:11:40: Top 5 Hubris Stories.

Episode 68: Tomorrowland, Tomorrowland VS. Pirates of the Caribbean, Top 5 Disney Rides

“I get things are bad, but what are we doing to fix it?” We explore Disney’s Tomorrowland! Does Brad Bird’s film live up to the vision of Walt Disney’s theme park attraction? What’s the film telling us about science and imagination? Is Tomorrowland a refreshing return to Kennedy era NASA optimism or an idea that already feels outdated and simplistic? In the INFINITE CROSSOVER CHAMBER we debate what’s the better adaptation of a Disney attraction - Tomorrowland or Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl? Get in line for our top 5 Disney rides. Special guest, former Disney cast member and present host of YouTube’s Without a License Diana Chang.  

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Show Notes

  • 0:00 - 32:29: Tomorrowland (non-spoilers)
  • 32:30 - 49:23: Tomorrowland (spoilers)
  • 49:24 - 1:02:20: INFINITE CROSSOVER CHAMBER: Tomorrowland VS. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
  • 1:02:21 - 1:44:33: Top 5 Disney Rides

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Top 5 Disney Rides

Diana: 

  1. Expedition Everest (Animal Kingdom)
  2. Soarin’ (EPCOT) 
  3. Toy Story Mania (Hollywood Studios)
  4. Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith (Hollywood Studios)
  5. Mickey's PhilharMagic (Magic Kingdom)

Conrad: 

  1. Space Mountain (Magic Kingdom) 
  2. Mission: SPACE (EPCOT)
  3. Star Tours (Hollywood Studios)
  4. Indiana Jones Adventure (Disneyland)
  5. Big Thunder Mountain (Magic Kingdom)

Ali:

  1. Star Tours: The Adventure Continues (Disneyland)
  2. The Haunted Mansion (Disneyland) 
  3. Soarin' (California Adventure) 
  4. Indiana Jones Adventure (Disneyland)
  5. Expedition Everest (Animal Kingdom)

Episode 67: Mad Max: Fury Road, Fury Road VS. Road Warrior, Top 5 Crazy Vehicles

 Mad Max: Fury Road

“Oh what a day, what a lovely day!” We review George Miller’s long awaited Mad Max sequel — Fury Road! How does Fury Road honor its source material while also charting a new course for action films? Does its treatment of women make it a “feminist film”? And what’s the story behind Doof Warrior, the onesie flamethrower guitarist? In the INFINITE CROSSOVER CHAMBER, who’s the better hero — Fury Road’s Furiosa or The Road Warrior’s Max Rockatansky? We step on the gas for our top 5 crazy vehicles.

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  • 0:00 - 26:10: Mad Max: Fury Road (non-spoilers)
  • 26:11 - 53:40: Mad Max: Fury Road (spoilers)
  • 53:41 - 1:03:37: INFINITE CROSSOVER CHAMBER: Fury Road VS. Road Warrior
  • 1:03:38 - 1:20:56: Top 5 Crazy Vehicles

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Top 5 Crazy Vehicles

Conrad: 

  1. TARDIS (Doctor Who)
  2. Batmobile (Batman)
  3. DeLorean (Back to the Future)
  4. Boat (Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory)
  5. Optimus Prime (Transformers)

Ali:

  1. DeLorean (Back to the Future Part II)
  2. Tumbler (Batman Begins)
  3. Podracers (Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace)
  4. Lightcycle (TRON)
  5. Nebuchadnezzar (The Matrix)

Episode 66: Multiversity, Multiversity VS. Watchmen, Top 5 Parallel Universes

 Multiversity

“What if these comic books are bleeding through from parallel worlds?” We give a spoiler-free review of Multiversity, the Eisner-nominated series from DC Comics! How is this Grant Morrison project the ultimate exploration of the past, present, and future of the DC multiverse? What is Multiversity saying about comics as art? Is it necessary reading for all or love letter to fans of comic books? In the INFINITE CROSSOVER CHAMBER, we debate Multiversity versus Watchmen. Things get wibbly wobbly as we explore our favorite parallel universe stories.

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  • 0:00 - 26:19: Multiversity (non-spoilers)
  • 26:20 - 42:44: INFINITE CROSSOVER CHAMBER: Multiversity VS. Watchmen
  • 42:45 - 1:04:37: Top 5 Parallel Universes

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Top 5 Parallel Universes

Conrad: 

  1. Fringe
  2. Doctor Who "Rise of the Cybermen"
  3. Sliders
  4. Buffy the Vampire Slayer "The Wish"
  5. Donnie Darko

Ali:

  1. Star Trek’s Mirror Universe
  2. Star Trek: The Next Generation "Yesterday’s Enterprise”
  3. Community "Remedial Chaos Theory"
  4. Sliders
  5. Back to the Future Part II

Episode 65: Avengers: Age of Ultron, MCU Phase 1 VS. Phase 2, Top 3 Joss Whedon Moments

 Avengers: Age of Ultron

“There is only one path to peace — your extinction.” We kickoff the summer blockbuster season by reviewing Avengers: Age of Ultron! Does Marvel Studios overcome its villain problem? What's the film saying about teamwork and artificial intelligence? Why is everyone so upset about Black Widow? How does Age of Ultron impact future Marvel films? In the INFINITE CROSSOVER CHAMBER — phase one of the Marvel Cinematic Universe versus phase two. We assemble our top 3 Joss Whedon moments. Special guest Lowen Baumgarten.

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  • 0:00 - 16:13: Avengers: Age of Ultron (non-spoilers)
  • 16:14 - 52:49: Avengers: Age of Ultron (spoilers)
  • 52:50 - 1:01:56: INFINITE CROSSOVER CHAMBER: MCU Phase 1 VS. MCU Phase 2
  • 1:01:56 - 1:21:03: Top 3 Whedon Moments

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Top 3 Whedon Moments

Lowen: 

  1. "Trash" (Firefly)
  2. Cabin in the Woods
  3. Epitaph One (Dollhouse)

Conrad: 

  1. Firefly
  2. Cabin in the Woods
  3. "The Body" (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

Ali:

  1. Serenity
  2. Dr. Horrible's sing along blog
  3. Buffy's writers room