Episode #33 of the Close Encounters of the Nerd Kind podcast sees the team pick up where Episode #32 left off... so as a follow-up to our conversation about film franchises, we ask the question, which film franchise would we like to see either revisited or resurrected that hasn't actually been subject to the sequel treatment yet. We also wonder whether we'd actually like to revisit certain characters from our childhood favourites like Ferris Bueller or The Goonies - does the joy in their story come from the boundless potential and possibilities their respective movies set out for them and would actually knowing the rest of their story ruin the mystique?
Welcome to episode #5 of the 90s State of Mind podcast - a collaborative project between 4ever in Electric Dreams and Blue-in-Green:RADIO. This podcast sees Imran Mirza celebrate incredible albums from the 1990s alongside a variety of Blue-in-Green:RADIO presenters. This episode sees Imran and Rhonda from San Jose, California - and host of Ride The Vibe - delve into the sophomore album release by Digable Planets, 'Blowout Comb'.
Comprised of rappers Ishmael "Butterfly" Butler, Mariana "Ladybug Mecca" Vieira, and Craig "Doodlebug" Irving, 'Blowout Comb' was released in 1994 on Pendulum Records, just a year after their debut 'Reachin' (A New Refutation of Time and Space)' which garnered the trio a Grammy for their single 'Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)'
The album proved to be their final full-length effort as a collective despite the numerous tours they would subsequently unite for over the years.
Blue-in-Green:RADIO is a London-based online internet radio station which celebrates 21st century soul, jazz, funk, Latin & hip-hop music.
Episode #32 of the Close Encounters of the Nerd Kind podcast sees the team delve into the concept of film franchises. Firstly, what actually is a film franchise (a question far more complex to address than it may seem)? We look at some incredibly successful franchises and look at why some fail or perhaps don't resonate with subsequent generations as they should. And we look at what the potential future is for storytelling in this context and whether the small screen could in fact be the big screen's saviour.
And joining Dan Collacott, Tee-J Sutherland and Imran Mirza on this week's excursion is long-time friend and broadcasting companion, Denis-Jose Francois, joining us from his home in Montreal, Quebec.
The 4Ever team...
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