The Rivals of Bond are In Like Flint!
In their effort to present the most comprehensive coverage of 1960s spy culture, Tom and Derrick begin their examination of some of the spies who gave Bond a run for his money, beginning with the cerebral, eccentric, and suave Derek Flint. Join the Boys From Brooklyn as they look at the adventures of the renaissance man that James Coburn turned into a cult hero, tracing his adventures from Our Man Flint to In Like Flint to the highly obscure, near-forgotten (and with good reason) Flint television pilot, Our Man Flint: Dead on Target. Plus a preview of other episodes in the Rivals of Bond series, Derrick wants Yvonne Craig to shake her money-maker, and a look at the two Flint movies (one written by Harlan Ellison) that never got to the screen. Wipe that look off your Zowie Face and get to clicking!
The Rivals of Bond: Matt Helm
The Boys Outta Brooklyn continue their trip through spy culture with this descent into the adventure of America's 'swinging secret agent: Matt Helm. Learn how Cubby Broccoli's former producing partner bought Don Hamilton's hardboiled operative to get in on the cash cow he initially spurned, and ended up trapped in the Hell that was Dean Martin's making. It's the movie series that managed to misuse Ann-Margret, and Tom and Derrick suffer through every last film. Plus Asian characters with silly names, the Boys get angry over the tragedy of Sharon Tate, and enough imitations of a drunk Dean Martin to last a lifetime! We already hate ourselves (and it isn't even the morning), so get to clicking!
Rivals of Bond: Modesty Blaise
The Boys Outta Brooklyn resume their survey of the people who wanted to give James Bond a run for the money by looking at the tragic case of the ultimate femme fatale: Peter O'Donnell's Modesty Blaise! We'll see how O'Donnell created this unique adventress and her knife-flinging sidekick, and how the character has been mistreated by the media. From the truly wretched "camp version" (a version Tom proclaims one of the worst films he ever saw) to the television pilot so obscure neither Tom nor Derrick have seen it to the Tarantino-produced "origin story," Modesty's history is thoroughly covered. Plus several suggestion for who could play the character instead of Monica Vitti. It's a stunner, so get to clicking!
Rivals of Bond: Dr. Goldfoot and Diabolik
The Boys Outta Brooklyn return to their survey of the people who tried to give 007 a run for his money with not one, but two spy series connected by the participation of a great, great man: Mr. Mario Bava. First they'll examine a pair of films featuring a peculiar, robot-making mad scientist played by Vincent Price as he menaces a pair of former teen idols. Then Tom and Derrick will talk about the wild adaptation of a French comic book featuring John Philip Law's eyebrows and what may very well be the single hottest woman in the history of cinema. Plus, the Boys read listener mail, try to figure out why evil masterminds always want Australia when they outsource, and how we would change the Super Bowl halftime show! It'll explode with a kiss, so get to clicking!