: is..."Exploring the Look of
This one is just a brief, ten minute piece with Director of Photography Jeff Stonehouse. He talks about how he got involved in the show some time into the run, and how the look of the show moved to some more polished photography, while retaining the home-made feel. He looks back fondly on his time with BBI, and notes how he still hears from fans of the show, including those with whom he's since worked in recent years. It's an interesting segment, I thought.
: while the Original Stuff
: continues with the new season
: with..."The Loves of Hercules"
: (Show 1108).
Okay, stand by.
And we're back.
And, we're back to the swords & sandals genre. This is one of the lesser Herc movies, I figured, with Mickey Hargitay not quite cutting the superstrong, charismatic, bearded (that's essential) image we're used to. He more of a Colossus (alias My Cheesesteak) figure. However, Jayne Mansfield, though her voice is dubbed, does a good job as both the regal "good girl" and the more vampish "bad girl". The script is pretty lackluster (Herc shows a level of grief recovery that's the only superhuman thing about him), the budget is noticeably low, especially for VFX, and don't ask about the plot. Okay musical score, tough.
The episode turned out well. The riffing is funny and well-paced (though, oddly, no Ed Ames jokes during the axe throwing). The host segments were good, too, including the very brief tenure of M. Waverly (unless he'll be back) and a very funny jingle for the NuMads new restaurant.
All in all, two good ones this time. Now, your thoughts...
Watch out for snakes.