Tread Perilously

The Panel of Experts reconvenes for a Danish Xmas featuring Adam Driver, the guy who bought the Remington Electric Shaver company and Charo. Louis returns to goad Erik into a discussion of Tiny House Hunters. An attempt to talk about Danish anarchists ends up focusing on Holland's Zwarte Piet tradition. It's as uncomfortable as it sounds. The Yulemala movie this year is Thomas Kinkade's The Christmas Cottage, but Clint, Dawn and Rob want to sound off about Star Wars.

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It's Christmastime on Tread Perilously! Which means Erik subjected Justin to the family drama classic 7th Heaven. The third season Christmas episode, "Here Comes Santa Claus," sees Matt Camden as a Mall Santa, Mary bringing home a handsome drifter with perfect teeth, Lucy freaking about her boyfriend's Christmas gift, Simon trying to string Christmas lights and Ruthie trying to be funny. Oh, also, Reverend Camden and his wife re-enact the Gift of the Magi. Justin learns about Erik's history with the show, the way the characters evolved after the Christmas episode and why Jessica Biel emerged from the show with a career. Justin also blames Baby Jesus for the lack of creativity when TV writers are confronted with holiday episodes. 

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Justin and Erik divert back to the 24th Century to look at "The Royale," an Star Trek: The Next Generation that apologizes for itself at every turn. Riker, Data and Worf beam down to a world of giant ammonia storms, where a small bubble of breathable air maintains a chintzy Las Vegas hotel with many sordid goings on. But what does this have to do with the corpse of a 21st Century astronaut? Erik and Justin discuss the perils of trying to be intentionally bad and the ease with which noir can go wrong. They also talk about that most infamous of cosplayers from the film Trekkies who claimed his look was inspired by this episode.

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Tread Perilously Grab Bag: K9 and Company

Taking a break from a series and returning to the land of Doctor Who, Justin gets introduced to Elisabeth Sladen and Sara Jane Smith with the lesser light pilot of K9 and Company, "A Girl's Best Friend." Sarah arrives from an assignment abroad to her Aunt Lavina's house in a small British village. Lavina's made tracks for the US, but there are plenty of odd townsfolk to have tea and chat with. Sarah also picks up Lavina's ward Brendan at the train station. It gets murkier from there as the pair discover K9 Mark III back at the house and some local pagans attempt to rough up Brendan. Erik and Justin discuss the origins of K9, Sladen's numerous returns to the series and Doctor Who superfan Ian Levine.

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Tread Titan Perilously: Episode 8

At long last, the end has come. Well, for Erik and Justin at least. While Attack on Titan may go on forever, they will never know how it continued beyond episode twenty-five. One of the characters emerges as the true hero of the series and Dr. Hengle continues to be awesome. Erik's prediction about the Jogger Titan proves to be correct and while he makes a guess about the Colossal Titan, he will never know the truth. Justin wishes the material across the season had been condensed into the twelve episodes, but both find they are happy to have known about Titans and more happy to see the end of them.

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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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