11/6/13

The Horshack Redemption #1: Convoy (1978)



It is with great pleasure that I officially announce the premier of the official Retrospace podcast:  The Horshack Redemption.

Every week or so, The Professor and I will review a film from the Retrospace universe - and by "review" I mean: have a blast sharing opinions, interesting facts, and deep thoughts. Nothing too complicated: we simply pick a film (this week it's Convoy) and have fun with it.

I've had so-called "podcasts" before, but they've been music only.  This is the real deal, folks. And since this is the first one, there's plenty of room for improvement.  I'm confident that they'll get better and better as we roll along.  It's a blast watching these old flicks and a lot of fun discussing them... it is our hope that you'll get a similar amount of joy from just listening in.

How can you listen to The Horshack Redemption?  There's several ways - just decide which works best for you.
  1.  You can listen through Retrospace (via the web player above): I'll deliver a post with the web player every time we record a new episode.
  2. You can subscribe if you have an RSS feed reader:
    http://horshackredemption.libsyn.com/rss
  3. You can bookmark the Horshack Redemption web page:
    http://horshackredemption.libsyn.com/
  4. You can download this podcast:
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/horshackredemption/The_Horshack_Redemption_001.mp3
  5. And finally, we've put our applications in to iTunes and Stitcher. I'll let you know when we're legit.

15 comments:

  1. So exciting! It's like I'm in on the ground floor of something incredible! Nice podcast, guys!

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    1. Thanks anonymous. And lest anyone not listen because they're not interested in "Convoy", be assured that we are ALL over the place. Among the other movies and media referenced during the course of this podcast: Viva Kenevil, Forrest Gump, Gator, The Grapes of Wrath, Soul Man, Smokey & the Bandit, Easy Rider, Merle Haggard, The Visitor, Love Story, Springsteen, The Devil's Rejects, Car Wash, Steve Martin, Vacation, Coming to America, ... the list goes on!

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  2. Congrats! Going to listen now! :)

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  3. Loved listening to you two discuss this apparently quintessential 70s film. You have a nice camaraderie together, which makes listening enjoyable. As for the movie, I can't say I recall it from all those years back, but sounds like something that would be a fun watch. Can't wait for more of these, I subscribed to the RSS and good luck with the iTunes submission! Here's to many more! Off to Netflix to see if Convoy is available to stream.

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    1. Thanks for the feedback! We're excited about doing more and seeing where this takes us. It seems a natural extension of Retrospace, and it'll be interesting to see where it leads.

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  4. Just as a heads up, the movie IS available in Netflix streaming. :)

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  5. Very cool! I liked the music, but I think this is going to be much cooler. Congrats on your first podcast!

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  6. Nicely done!

    "...let them truckers roll, 10-4."

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  7. I always thought Convoy was a flop..It certainly didn't spawn a sequel or a remake. not yet anyway.

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    1. It made over 30 million worldwide, considerably more than its budget. The ship had sailed for trucker movies by the time a sequel could have been put in motion.

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  8. Since you guys are such fountains of Convoy Trivia, do you know who were the couple smoking the j who's car gets confiscated by sheriff Lyle? They end up eating all the pot. The guy looks like someone I've seen in multiple 70/80's movies but the girl is a stone cold fox.
    I can't find any info on who they were at all.

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    1. Sorry, not a clue. I saw that same question was posed on IMDb with no answer. It shall remain a mystery I'm afraid.

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  9. If you're wanting opinions of all types, I'd suggest you shoot for shorter episodes (between 30-60 minutes - only Marc Maron can carry 90 minutes without me getting bored, and he has some kickass guests) and get better mikes, especially Prof's, which was pretty hot and distorted at times.

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  10. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/nitromannite

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  11. I m going to go ahead and say it, Peckinpah was a great and consistent filmmaker. Say what you will about his dark side, but I can see his good influence all over this very different kind of chase styled comedy. I love the fact that you guys even covered this movie, since most people simply -wrongly imho - forget it. True Covoy is far from a perfect movie but it is entertaining, which is more than I can say for a lot of the pretentious big budget studio releases these days.

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