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Darren Mooney

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Season 6, Episode 16 "That Which Survives" (TOS) with Darren Mooney

Enterprising Individuals

It's ghost planets and undead beauty queens this week as we contemplate "That Which Survives"!Author and critic Darren Mooney returns to the show to discuss an episode of Star Trek: The Original Series that continues the show's third season's themes of death and decay. The Enterprise has found a planet that should not be, but when the landing party attempts to explore it, the ship is thrown nearly 1000 light-years away. Now, Spock with have to race the Enterprise back before a beautiful and deadly woman delivers Kirk a touch of death!The third season of Star Trek was beset by many behind-the-scenes crises and is often thought of as the show's worst and most off-brand effort. But in fact, much of what we think of when we think "Star Trek" is present in the third season, and the repeated themes of infection, loss, and decay reflect not only the show's immanent cancellation, but also the social upheaval and turmoil that was the societal backdrop of the late 1960s. On this episode, we talk about the brain drain present in TOS's third season roster, the perhaps unfairly maligned Fred Freiberger, the development of Trek's utopia in its third year, the show's frequent cynicism about contemporary counterculture, the third season's obsession with preserving order and status quo, how Trek presaged the depressing sci-fi or the '70s, and why the Original Series wasn't quite as progressive as its reputation suggests.We also discuss pitching Michael B. Jordan, Viking samurai bikers, the Curse of Michaels Richards, jerkass Spock, double dates and Communism, TOS kids vs. TNG kids, Kirk and JFK, Spock's calculator, comics as a building material, upping the sex factor, and a SPOOKY ghost planet!For the world is hollow and Catwoman touched this guy!Follow Darren on Twitter, listen to his podcast, read his blog, and check out his work on the Escapist!https://twitter.com/Darren_Mooneyhttps://twitter.com/thetwofiftyhttps://them0vieblog.com/https://www.escapistmagazine.com/v2/author/darren-mooney/Get your hands on Darren's books!Opening The X-Files: A Critical History of the Original Serieshttps://amzn.to/3dmDiPQChristopher Nolan: A Critical Study of the Filmshttps://amzn.to/3jZouYMLearn the story behind your favorite Trek episodes with BackTrekking!http://www.twitter.com/backtrekkingCorrect us on Facebook and Twitter and the Just Enough Trope Discord!http://www.facebook.com/eistpodhttp://www.twitter.com/eistpodhttps://discord.gg/WVvCHVWqzfBuy us a shovel on Patreon and Ko-Fi!http://www.patreon.com/eistpodhttps://ko-fi.com/E1E01M2UASubscribe to the show on iTunes!https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/enterprising-individuals/id1113165661?mt=2

1hr 20mins

22 Sep 2021

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The X-Files (With special guest Darren Mooney)

The Spookies Podcast

Stephanie and Michael discuss the legacy of the 90s cult classic The X-Files with special guest Darren Mooney. Plus Stephanie’s Instagram’s causes a ridiculous moral panic. ...Show Notes: @agentbigfoot @stephiehellyeah @Darren_Mooney via Twitter. Books by Darren Mooney - Opening The X-Files: A Critical History of the Original Series and Christopher Nolan: A Critical Study of the Films.

2hr 15mins

29 Aug 2021

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Season 6, Episode 1 “The Immunity Syndrome" (TOS) with Darren Mooney

Enterprising Individuals

Make sure you're caught up on your shots because we're studying "The Immunity Syndrome"!We're back for an all-new season as Darren Mooney of the Escapist joins the show to discuss an episode of Star Trek: The Original Series in which we're all, like, little microbes in the galaxy, man. A colossal organism from beyond the galaxy is devouring entire star systems and Kirk and crew will have to find a way to squash this bug before they become its next meal!Star Trek may present a stolid philosophy but it was engendered in a era of enormous political and social upheaval and the emotions and ideas present in the '60s often made their way to the screen in striking ways. Most of the writers and artists behind TOS probably never attended a happening or smoked acid but, nevertheless, the vibes of the decade found themselves translated into the wonders and fears that the crew of the Enterprise encountered on their journeys. On this episode, we discuss the trippy feel of TOS's third season, the tumultuous behind-the-scenes environment in which it was created, the original sci-fi Id/Ego/Superego of Kirk, Spock, and McCoy, the erosion of the original edifice of Trek and what it transformed into, the galactic decay encountered by Kirk's Enterprise, the trap of nostalgia, the reclaiming of the bottle episode, and the way that Discovery has tried to reconnect with the franchise's psychedelic roots.We also discuss smuggling Trek VHS tapes, "Kelposapiens", 1 podcast = 1 Ferrari, generic episode titles, talking around the GIANT SPACE AMOEBA, being square and hip at the same time, Movie Sisko, the *real* reason Shawshank is #1 on IMDB, ducking out of your kid's birthday party, and why Star Trek was never as optimistic as everyone remembers.With special guest star Mr. Amoeba!Follow Darren on Twitter, listen to his podcast, read his blog, and check out his work on the Escapist!https://twitter.com/Darren_Mooneyhttps://twitter.com/thetwofiftyhttps://them0vieblog.com/https://www.escapistmagazine.com/v2/author/darren-mooney/Get your hands on Darren's books!Opening The X-Files: A Critical History of the Original Serieshttps://amzn.to/3dmDiPQChristopher Nolan: A Critical Study of the Filmshttps://amzn.to/3jZouYMLearn the story behind your favorite Trek stories with BackTrekking!http://www.twitter.com/backtrekkingFreak out with us on Facebook and Twitter and the Just Enough Trope Discord!http://www.facebook.com/eistpodhttp://www.twitter.com/eistpodhttps://discord.gg/UeytGNPBuy us more stimmies on Patreon and Ko-Fi!http://www.patreon.com/eistpodhttps://ko-fi.com/E1E01M2UASubscribe to the show on iTunes!https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/enterprising-individuals/id1113165661?mt=2

1hr 29mins

18 Feb 2021

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Episode 102 - Darren Mooney

Galactic Yo-yo

This week I chat to writer Darren Mooney about his fondness for Peter Davison, his performance, and his Doctor. Timecodes:00:00:00 - Intro and Discussion00:37:01 - Peter DavisonDarren on Twitter - @Darren_MooneyMe on Twitter - @molly_martianThe podcast on Twitter - @GalacticYoyoPodEmail me at galacticyoyopod@gmail.comPodcast artwork by Molly Lester (@mollypukes).Theme music written and performed by Aleks Podraza. Presented by Molly Marsh.

1hr 23mins

6 Jul 2020

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The Aviator (w/ Darren Mooney)

The Movie Palace Podcast

On this episode, Darren Mooney stops by to talk 2004’s The Aviator. Tune in for a wide-ranging discussion that encompasses the film’s treatment of Howard Hughes, the significance of Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio’s star persona and more!Host: Carl SweeneyGuest: Darren MooneyTwitter: @MoviePalacePodFacebook: facebook.com/MoviePalacePodInstagram: moviepalacepodcastWe Made This on Twitter: @wemadethispodwww.wemadethispod.com

1hr 37mins

27 Apr 2020

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The Aviator (w/ Darren Mooney)

We Made This

On this episode, Darren Mooney stops by to talk 2004’s The Aviator. Tune in for a wide-ranging discussion that encompasses the film’s treatment of Howard Hughes, the significance of Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio’s star persona and more!Host: Carl SweeneyGuest: Darren MooneyTwitter: @MoviePalacePodFacebook: facebook.com/MoviePalacePodInstagram: moviepalacepodcastWe Made This on Twitter: @wemadethispodwww.wemadethispod.com

1hr 37mins

27 Apr 2020

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717. All Things (With Darren Mooney)

Not Another X-Files Podcast Podcast

Of ALL the THINGS you have to do today, make downloading this episode top of your list! This week Carolyn and Vanessa welcome back friend of the show, Darren Mooney from the m0vie blog, to talk about ALL THINGS Scully! Can we convert him from his Shipping-agnostic ways? Well, maybe not, but at least we will have a good time trying!  Darren puts his thoughts on movies and tv shows out there for you to marvel at and enjoy! Check out his award-winning blog at them0vieblog.com

1hr 3mins

30 Aug 2019

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Batman (w/ Darren Mooney)

We Made This

Pow! Bam! Thwack! The Academy Awards have been and gone, so it's time for a change of pace on this week's podcast. Darren Mooney (the m0vie blog) stops by to discuss BATMAN (1966)...

1hr 27mins

27 Feb 2019

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Batman (w/ Darren Mooney)

The Movie Palace Podcast

Pow! Bam! Thwack! The Academy Awards have been and gone, so it's time for a change of pace on this week's podcast. Darren Mooney (the m0vie blog) stops by to discuss BATMAN (1966)...

1hr 27mins

27 Feb 2019

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147 - Darren Mooney on Christopher Nolan

Filibuster

Lee Hutchison and Dallas King are joined again by critic, podcaster and author Darren Mooney to discuss his latest book, Christopher Nolan: A Critical Study Of The Films.Darren Mooney is a pop culture critic currently working in Dublin, Ireland. He runs his own website (the m0vie blog), hosts a film podcast (The 250), and is a member of the Online Film Critics Society.You can buy Christopher Nolan: A Critical Study Of The Films on...Amazon.comAmazon.co.ukAmazon.deAmazon.frAmazon.co.jpAmazon.com.brAmazon.esGoogle BooksFoyles.co.ukBooktopia

1hr 1min

12 Dec 2018

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