Tread Perilously

The Satellite Show returns with turkey leftovers such as the Gods of Egypt trailer, the iffy feelings people now have for Sixteen Candles, Justin questioning Dawn about Attack on Titan and memories of a demented coloring book. Justin stops himself from going too far while Elsha visits to egg him on. It is also agreed that Sarah will choose the form of the Destructor. This month's Yakmala film is The Man Who Saved the World, AKA: Turkish Star Wars.

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Tread Titan Perilously: Episode 7

 The penultimate episode of Treat Titan Perilously focuses on losers and losing. In the grimdark world where Jogger Titans roam free, Erik and Justin discuss topics as varied as The Prisoner, Watchmen, The Wire and The Walking Dead. The Scouts fail at their mission and reaching the basement has never seemed farther away. Eren reveals that he is a poor MMA fighter, Mikasa returns to defend Eren and Titan Hunter Lestat reveals he can use the screw attack.

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Tread Titan Perilously: Episode 6

Erik's prediction about the basement is woefully wrong as the scouts encounter the Jogger titan. While Eren dithers about taking action, Armin comes more into his own. The Jogger also owns a number of scouts. Erik and Justin appreciate several things about episode 17-19 and wonder if, perhaps, anime fans hold onto just a few things in the midst of otherwise dreadful series. Lestat, Dr. Hengle and Rainer continue to be great as the program (re)introduces horse whisperer Christa.

With the end in sight, though, Erik doubts we'll ever reach the basement.

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Tread Titan Perilously: Episode 5

At long last, the worm turns! After Eren gets a well deserved beating, Attack on Titan reboots with an emphasis on Titan Hunter Lestat and Dr. Hengle. Erik and Justin are appreciative as the characters they enjoyed in one scene seven episodes back come to the forefront. Mikasa, Armin and the rest of the cadets take a back seat ... only to return to two episodes later. But with the show seemingly fully animated, the character models changed and a mid-season credit sequence change is it possible Erik and Justin will finally like the show? The Craft, Worf and The Muppets also get discussed.

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Tread Titan Perilously: Episode 4

Donald P. Bellisario and Twilight end up as part of the discussion as the Attack on Trost finally ends. Marco dies and, wait -- who was Marco? Eren titans up to plug the hole in Wall Maria and Titan Hunter Lestat shows very little emotion. Erik is convinced the two have a meet cute, though. Erik and Justin discuss the problem of saying "people are dying" without showing it and General Prixis shouts a lot.

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Tread Titan Perilously: Episode 3

Erik's delight in Eren's death is crushed as the master of shouting returns with the ability to become a Titan. Armin cries some more, but somehow saves the day. Justin's love affair with Annie grows as he grafts the personality of director Werner Herzog onto her. John continues to doubt his leadership skills and Erik and Justin ponder what it would be like if Johnny Lawrence and the Kobra Kai were part of the Garrison. Justin praises one of Armin's plans and Erik finds something to hold onto with the brief introductions of Levi and Petra. While the series finally has cool moments and ideas, the lack of characters continues to frustrate Justin and Erik as the attack on Trost enters its fifth episode.

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After a one week sabbatical, Erik and Justin return to the Bavarian future realm of Attack on Titan to watch episodes 4-7 of the series. It does not go smoothly. Erik cheers at the apparent death of Eren and both Erik and Justin wonder why Armin is still alive. Whole squadrons of scouts are slaughtered as the Titans advance on Wall Rose and, much to Erik's surprise, we learn Eren was homicidal from age ten. While Mikasa gets the spotlight for a few fleeting scenes, the rest of the unknown cast bog down the proceedings in crises of the soul as the Titans continue their attack.

Our hosts have been told the show will soon get good, but it is already too late?

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After a monthlong hiatus, we welcome you to Episode 7 of "Yeah, Leave It Here." As the first half of our Vaguely Spooky Halloween, today's movie is 1996's The Craft. MARVEL at the ages of the actresses who are supposed to be in high school! FEAR Skeet Ulrich's rat face and wonder how he was ever famous! PANIC at the clicking noise we couldn't get rid of on the audio (and we're really sorry about that). ALSO, this episode is NOT sponsored by 7 Eleven.

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Erik and Justin arrive in a seemingly quiet Bavarian village when Titans attack! Neither one is familiar with current day anime, but decide to dive head first in to the worldwide anime sensation, Attack on Titan, unsure if it will be good or bad. Listen to what happens when they suffer through a two-episodes prologue with surprisingly little animation, character development or story. Erik discusses the nearly fatal structure problem and Justin fails to find the Titans scary. Will the decide to continue their visit with the Titans?

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Tread Perilously Grab Bag: Lost - Stranger in a Strang Land

Continuing their break from Doctor Who, Justin and Erik land on the Island of Lost fame and face what might be the single worst episode of the series -- "Stranger in a Strange Land." Learn why Justin will always apologize to Erik when "Jack's tattoo" or "Bai Ling" are invoked. Marvel as an hour of the heavily serialized show fails to move the plot but for a step or two.

The discussion leads to the theory that Lost is a fulcrum point between 21st Century television and what it looked like in the previous century. Bottle shows, Battlestar Galactica and Babylon 5 also get a mention.

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