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Failure to Franchise

Trev & Chris

A bi-weekly podcast devoted to infamous examples of failed film-franchise starters. In a Hollywood landscape dominated by giant tentpole movies, not all attempted franchises can succeed. Many intended first entries of a series fail to generate the planned sequels due to low box office, poor judgement, or, simply put... utter incompetence. This show is a celebration of (or perhaps a memorial for) t... more

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Our "Evil Easter" month kicks off with Evilspeak, from 1981...or, uh, 1982. Look, we'll explain. All you need to know is this a Satanic Panic-fueled story of a bullied young cadet at a military academy who uses an Apple II computer to translate the L... more

15 days ago

"Monster March Madness" concludes with our look at 2007's totally-normal-named Dragon Wars: D-War, the first South Korean film to receive a wide theatrical release in North America! Wow, with a fact like that, it must be something special, right? Wel... more

a month ago

We're kicking off "Monster March Madness," a month dedicated to giant monster movies, with one of the biggest movies (literally) we've looked at yet, the first American attempt at adapting Godzilla as a Hollywood blockbuster. The Japanese Godzilla se... more

a month ago

"FRIENDruary" concludes, with our look at the 2018 robotic-dog movie that we swear actually exists! No, really! Based on a Kickstarter-funded short film, A.X.L. is yet another movie that combines robo-dogs with the gritty world of off-road motorbike ... more

2 months ago


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4.8 out of 5 stars from 32 ratings
  • I never know what the podcast will reveal!

    Chris and Trevor’s banter never fails to entertain me with a side shuffle behind the movie industry’s curtain or a tape dance through pop culture’s history. more

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    Canada2 months ago
  • Passes the Dredd test

    This is my favorite podcast. more

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    United States2 months ago
  • Very informative

    A huge fan of the King Arthur 2004 movie so was glad to find an in depth review on it. Enjoyed the episode and look forward to listening to other reviews moving forward.

    Apple Podcasts
    United States2 years ago
  • Finding Fun in Failure!

    I followed Trev over from the Kaiju Transmissions podcast and I’ve enjoyed every episode so far. It is amazing how many of the films they have covered I had actually ponied up to see in the theater (ULTRAVIOLET). more

    Apple Podcasts
    United States2 years ago
  • Stellar show

    A fantastic show that really makes you feel like you’ve learned a little something about an infamous moment in cinema history every time you let it bend your ears.

    Apple Podcasts
    United States2 years ago

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