Did you figure out Gala’s clues from last week’s after show?
Yes, on today’s second full-length episode of The Video Archives Podcast, Roger & Quentin take on one of 007’s most infamous missions in Moonraker! Then they come down to Earth, but not all the way down, staying skybound for Clint Eastwood’s Cold War set airplane heist thriller Firefox. And that’s not all; this week, your hosts introduce a third film into the mix, a forgotten gem from director Peter Maris called Delirium. We’ve got trivia, VHS covers and more in today’s Counter Talk; let’s get into it…
This week’s Moonraker matchup was highly anticipated by Quentin and Roger, since it’s not only a James Bond film Quentin had long avoided, it’s one of Roger’s very favorite Bond entries. They both came in ready to make their case, and the result is one of the most contentious and entertaining film discussions they’ve had so far. (In fact, their Moonraker face-off was so in-depth, we had to trim it down, saving a lot of it for next week’s after show!)
This CBS-Fox VHS poster cover shows off the Ken Adam sets Roger gushes about in the episode, and other wonderful details abound, from Holly Goodhead’s suggestively placed hand on Bond’s thigh, to a striking zero-G action pose from Jaws as he goes in for the kill: