Matt and Drew catch Muppet Mania with 1982’s THE DARK CRYSTAL! Androgynous puppets, potato people, SkekRobert and flayed-rabbit-nightmare-creatures. Plus, Drew expresses displeasure at the thought of roly-poly, squishy, tentacly thingies rubbing their roly-poly, squishy tentacles all over him.
Matt and Drew delve deeper into the history of the fantasy genre and come up with 1962’s THE MAGIC SWORD! TV-quality sets, 20-year-old plague-orphaned prince-knights, dodgy Irish accents and curses out the wazoo. Plus, Drew draws comparisons to Ed Wood, The Munsters, Barbie, Scooby-Doo, The Princess Bride, Star Trek, Jason And The Argonauts and Krull…but NOT Lord Of The Rings.
Matt and Drew watch a film from back in the days when George Lucas still had the good will of the world firmly on his side, 1988’s WILLOW! Pecks, Daikinis, Nelwyns and what the fudge am I even saying right now?! Plus, Drew turns into an 18th century fur trader for a second or two.
Matt and Drew celebrate April Fool’s Day with a sequel that must have seemed like a prank to audiences when it was released, 1984’s CONAN THE DESTROYER! Fuzzy tighty-whities, pervasive sexual innuendos, stone-swallowing sidekicks and Bombaata Grunts: Alien Detective. Plus, Drew does dead-on off-the-cuff impressions of about half the cast.
The Reel Fantasy Podcast begins with Matt and Drew discussing a film they both know and love, 1983’s blending of fantasy and sci-fi, KRULL! Whiny princes, circus-pirate pants, laser burps and Charlie Bucket’s math teacher. Plus, Drew comes up with the perfect title that the producers probably should have used, instead of Krull, in order to maximize box office results.