July 7, 2017
What do you get when you cross an alien body horror movie with a Parks and Recreation style mockumentary? This week on Beyond The Box Set, John and Harry revisit Neill Blomkamp’s inventive but tonally weird feature debut District 9 and imagine what the long-awaited sequel might actually look like. Prawn Swanson, anyone?
Along the way we also discuss Sharlto Copley’s incredible accent, the strange racial politics of the original movie and why we never want to make popcorn again after witnessing *that* scene.
Each week on Beyond The Box Set we take a classic standalone movie and compete to come up with the best, worst and weirdest sequel, prequel and spin-off concepts to bring them back to the big screen. If you like what you hear, please hit the subscribe button and give us a review. It really helps us out.
00:00 Intro – John thought this was a totally different film
19:50 Pitch One – District 9 2: Prawns and Recreation
40:15 Pitch Two – District 9: Prawn Origins
52:50 Listener Submissions & Episode 22 Preview
June 15, 2017
You are tearing us apart, listeners! This week on Beyond The Box Set, we’re pitching sequels to a feature that’s more meme than movie – Tommy Wiseau’s baffling, brilliant The Room. Joined by super fan Sebastian Clark, we discuss the movie’s clear Shakespearean parallels, Lisa’s limitless capacity for evil, Denny’s major boundary issues and the character whose tragic arc brings John to tears mid-podcast.
As is the tradition, we also pitch our own sequel ideas for the film, including a Gosford Park-style period remake, a reincarnated Johnny’s quest for revenge and a surprise Westworld crossover revealing that – spoiler alert! – the cast and crew were actually robots the whole time. Which, let’s face it, would certainly explain the acting…
00:00 Intro – The most successful independent movie of all time?
13:45 Why Claudette is the true hero of this movie
25:30 Pitch One – The Room With a View
37:00 Pitch Two – The Room 2: Flowers for Denny
48:20 Pitch Three – WestRoom
54:00 Our First Cliffhanger + Episode 19 Preview
March 30, 2017
Is 50 First Dates a charming romantic comedy or the chilling tale of an abusive manchild manipulating a severely mentally ill woman into falling in love with him? We had mixed opinions on this 2004 Adam Sandler/Drew Barrymore vehicle, but its bizarre tonal shifts did provide a surprisingly rich source of potential sequel ideas. Join us as we dig far deeper into the internal logic of this movie than anyone involved in its creation ever did…
12:35 Pitch One – 50 Waking Nightmares
33:33 Pitch Two – 50 First Days
48:27 Guest Submissions and Episode Eight Preview