Friday, May 11, 2007

The Man Behind The Curtain

Ben and Ralph are up to their old tricks. Join them on the trip through the Ben Linus episode, The Man Behind The Curtain. Jimmy gets deeper into the Lost Score and we get some exciting calls from You All Everybody.

Money- Pink Floyd
Brain Damage- Pink Floyd
The Great Gig in the Sky- Pink Floyd
Bon Voyage Traitor- Michael Giacchino
Us and Them- Pink Floyd
The Millionaire's Holiday- Combustible Edison

The Man Behind The Curtain


Michael said...

wooo # 1! yeah

stephsmith said...

Off-network syndication
It is commonly said in the U.S. industry that "syndication is where the real money is" when producing a TV show. In other words, while the initial run of any particular television series may theoretically lose money for its producing studio, the ensuing syndication will generate enough profit to balance out any losses.
100 episodes
100 episodes is considered to be the general threshold at which point a television series produced for the United States becomes viable for syndication. Although much depends on the length of a show's seasons, this point is usually reached during a prime time series' fifth season.

With the huge cost of filming in Hawaii, I doubt the show makes much money for ABC. The goal is syndication.

Anonymous said...

Sweet...listening to the 'cast now and trying to figure out the music choice.

casey_donahue said...

what the hell was that at the end?

stephsmith said...

Crickets, Casey. Weren't you paying attention? Sorry, don't mean to come across as such a smart aleck.

casey_donahue said...

what? im so confused, school has taken up all of my time plus moving out of the dorm

someone want to catch me up or direct me to where i can be caught up

Jordan from the 206 said...

Just listened. Good work as usual.

Interesting that you guys thought that Richard Alpert might not have been meant to look the same. And that it might just have been a lack of being able to make him look that much younger. But wouldn't the producers think that it looked too weird if that was the case and just not put him in that scene?

PS - You guys need to hire Dre as your laugh track.

Ralph- said...

I am going to delete the episode and repost a better sounding version. keep an eye out. it will but up by 4pm PST.

Matt said...

Here's my stab at why you chose Pink Floyd, especially dark Side of the Moon, as the soundtrack to this podcast. I, like many herbivores in the mid-90s, heard that if you watch the Wizard of Oz on mute with Dark Side of the Moon playing on your stereo that they mysteriously match up. It works, needless to say, unintentional or not. So, with all of the Wizard of Oz references in this episode I figured Pink Floyd was a fitting choice.

Great show as always.

Lost Boys said...

Great episode. Should have ended it with an Ultraviolet quote though.

Lost Boys Podcast

Ralph- said...

just for the record. I HATE Ultraviolet. That movie crushed me. I am a HUGE fan of the film Equalibrium, and was really looking forward to Ultraviolet, it sucked so hard that i felt betrayed by Kurt Wimmer.

Matt actually hates Ultraviolet more than i do. I heard a rumor that Ben really does enjoy the film, but i cant vouch for that.

As for the Dark Side of the Moon, i tend to use songs that relate to the episodes, and this week was an OZ theme!

Mattastic said...

Ralph, so then I was right about why Dark Side of the Moon and Oz go together, right?

Jimmy said...

You are right, Matt. I've never done that before, but always wanted too.

MB said...

Hey guys -hadn't yet said - LOVED the podcast as usual - sweetness podcastified!

Also - did you see you guys are STILL what's hot on iTunes? I imagine they refresh that list fairly frequently - so you are HOLDING YOUR REIGN!

I took a screencap

Mattastic said...

Jimmy, definitely try it, it's a lot of fun. I do it every couple of years with friends, and I'm always the narrator. The best part is when the movie goes from B&W to color. At the exact moment that Dorothy opens the door of the B&W shack and sees the Technicolor Oz the song Money begins. Gives me chills every time.

Ralph- said...

you know that you have done it right when the Chimes kick in as you see Mrs. Gultch riding her bike. I do not remember at what point you start the cd, but you have to put the cd on repeat. i swear that there are still coincidences the second and 3rd time through the cd.