For this week’s episode, we watched the John Carpenter directed 1988 cult classic, They Live. Starring “Rowdy” Roddy Piper and Keith David. This movie spawned multiple parodies, is referenced in the “OBEY” posters created by artist Shepard Fairey, and contains the greatest line ever committed to cellulose: “I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass… and I’m all out of bubblegum.”
Sadly, between the recording of this podcast and today, Roddy Piper passed away from a cardiac arrest at the age of 61. We talked about what we wanted to do with the podcast, and decided to go ahead and release it, as we all really love the movie, and Roddy himself. Our thoughts go out to Roddy’s family, friends, and many many fans. He will be missed.
Our guest for the main episode is Aaron Waltke of DreamWorks Animation, who hosts two podcasts of his own, My Arms are Lasers and Paranoia Shoppe, both available on the Explosomagico Network. You can find Aaron on Twitter at @goodaaron.