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Table Reads

Summary: Shawn, Josh and Jeff work tirelessly to bring to life the screenplays that Hollywood tried to keep from you! Movies that were never made, but should have been! Movies that were never made and for good reason! Movies that definitely should NOT have been made, but you kind of wish you could see them anyway! These brave scriptonauts subject themselves to scripts good and bad (mostly bad), acting them out and editorializing for your entertainment!

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 131 - Bill & Ted's Friggin' Badass Voyage, Part 1 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4548

Bill and Ted will face the music soon, but in 2007 they almost faced the threat of a reboot! Why the studio felt hat a new generation wanted a Keanu-free Bill & Ted reboot is anyone’s guess, but if you’re curious what was being considered back then, we have you covered! As much as a reboot of the property was a poor idea, this is a surprisingly smooth read! We don’t agree with everything these writers chose to do, but its a fun read that may-well have been a fun movie if given the chance! After the slog that was “The Star Wars,” this light fare goes down really well and we ended up reading about 30 pages in a single episode, as opposed to only about 20 for our average script! Give it a listen, we think you’ll like it!Like this podcast? Hate it? Either way, give us a review on your platform of choice! Here's an easy link to help: https://ratethispodcast.com/tablereadsAlso: Don’t forget that our patrons can join us on a livestream while we record these episodes roughly a month in advance! They also get early access to posted episodes, AD FREE. Just head on over to www.patreon.com/TableReads and make a pledge! We’ll love you whether you do or not, but becoming a patron is the best way not to get friend-zoned. Our episodes are also available as in-studio videos on YouTube! Just go to YouTube.tablereadspodcast.com and subscribe!As always, you can reach out to us on Twitter @TheTableReads or find us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/Tablereads Also: please visit our sister podcast Screenplay Archaeology, at www.screenplayarchaeology.com Table Reads Created and Produced by Shawn McBee in association with Fandom Limb Media.Various musical tracks by Rafael Krux (orchestralis.net) — Used with permission.Additional tracks from the public domain courtesy of www.FreePD.com

 130 - The Star Wars, Part 8 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5713

It’s finally the end of The Star Wars! Have you ever gone to write “Happy Birthday” or something as one line, and you start out with real big letters and you’re feeling good about yourself, and then you get toward the end and realize that you need a lot more room, so the last few letters are small and bunched up? Yeah, that’s this script. Lucas decided that in the last 20 minutes, he would set up an entirely new threat, move all the plot lines in a whole new direction to address that threat, build up a huge finale, and then wrap everything up in literally half a page. This script is bad, even for a first-time screenwriter. But keep in mind, George Lucas had already made two feature films by this point!! Anyway, we had to suffer through this, so now you do, too.Like this podcast? Hate it? Either way, give us a review on your platform of choice! Here's an easy link to help: https://ratethispodcast.com/tablereadsAlso: Don’t forget that our patrons can join us on a livestream while we record these episodes roughly a month in advance! They also get early access to posted episodes, AD FREE. Just head on over to www.patreon.com/TableReads and make a pledge! We’ll love you whether you do or not, but becoming a patron is the best way not to get friend-zoned. Our episodes are also available as in-studio videos on YouTube! Just go to YouTube.tablereadspodcast.com and subscribe!As always, you can reach out to us on Twitter @TheTableReads or find us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/Tablereads Also: please visit our sister podcast Screenplay Archaeology, at www.screenplayarchaeology.com Table Reads Created and Produced by Shawn McBee in association with Fandom Limb Media.Executive Producer: Ricardo Lugo Various musical tracks by Rafael Krux (orchestralis.net) — Used with permission.Additional tracks from the public domain courtesy of www.FreePD.com

 129 - The Star Wars, Part 7 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4815

There is some really unfamiliar stuff happening, but with familiar names! Like giant, slimy (but also hairy) creatures called JAWAS! Also, BERU turns up on YAVIN, but she’s some weird lady that lives in a futuristic tree hut. There are also WOOKIES, but they’re not quite the same, either. But the spider-dog is exactly like you remember it. Oh, wait, there’s no spider dog in Star Wars, that would be insane. This is the penultimate (we hope) chapter of The Star Wars. Join us as we move inexorably toward what we hope is some sort of conclusion. Like this podcast? Hate it? Either way, give us a review on your platform of choice! Here's an easy link to help: https://ratethispodcast.com/tablereadsAlso: Don’t forget that our patrons can join us on a livestream while we record these episodes roughly a month in advance! They also get early access to posted episodes, AD FREE. Just head on over to www.patreon.com/TableReads and make a pledge! We’ll love you whether you do or not, but becoming a patron is the best way not to get friend-zoned. Our episodes are also available as in-studio videos on YouTube! Just go to YouTube.tablereadspodcast.com and subscribe!As always, you can reach out to us on Twitter @TheTableReads or find us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/Tablereads Also: please visit our sister podcast Screenplay Archaeology, at www.screenplayarchaeology.com Table Reads Created and Produced by Shawn McBee in association with Fandom Limb Media.Executive Producer: Ricardo Lugo Various musical tracks by Rafael Krux (orchestralis.net) — Used with permission.Additional tracks from the public domain courtesy of www.FreePD.com

 128 - The Star Wars, Part 6 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3031

Strangely enough, with part six we kind of start understand what’s happening in this script! We’re not given new information or anything… It just sort of brute-forced itself in and we were able to see the overall story through the sea of pointless one-line characters that have been distracting us all along. This episode is mostly a space dogfight, the likes of which Star Wars has come to be known for, but the story doesn’t really move forward all that much and we’re left wondering… are they going to give us a liquid brain payoff before this script is done??And if you think we’re focusing a little too much on the liquid brain subplot, we can only ask: WHY AREN’T YOU??Like this podcast? Hate it? Either way, give us a review on your platform of choice! Here's an easy link to help: https://ratethispodcast.com/tablereadsAlso: Don’t forget that our patrons can join us on a livestream while we record these episodes roughly a month in advance! They also get early access to posted episodes, AD FREE. Just head on over to www.patreon.com/TableReads and make a pledge! We’ll love you whether you do or not, but becoming a patron is the best way not to get friend-zoned. Our episodes are also available as in-studio videos on YouTube! Just go to YouTube.tablereadspodcast.com and subscribe!As always, you can reach out to us on Twitter @TheTableReads or find us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/Tablereads Also: please visit our sister podcast Screenplay Archaeology, at www.screenplayarchaeology.com Table Reads Created and Produced by Shawn McBee in association with Fandom Limb Media.Executive Producer: Ricardo Lugo Various musical tracks by Rafael Krux (orchestralis.net) — Used with permission.Additional tracks from the public domain courtesy of www.FreePD.com

 127 - The Star Wars, Part 5 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3838

As we head into the second half of the script, our heroes are still trying to escape Townowi with the royal children, droids and… uh, liquified scientist brains. They go to a familiar-to-us cantina where they meet up with someone who is going to help them get off-planet: Han Solo! That’s right, we finally get an appearance by everyone’s favorite… green monster… with gills?Okay, so things are a little different! But we get some really familiar stuff in the cantina, so we’re not TOTALLY lost at sea this time around!Like this podcast? Hate it? Either way, give us a review on your platform of choice! Here's an easy link to help: https://ratethispodcast.com/tablereadsAlso: Don’t forget that our patrons can join us on a livestream while we record these episodes roughly a month in advance! They also get early access to posted episodes, AD FREE. Just head on over to www.patreon.com/TableReads and make a pledge! We’ll love you whether you do or not, but becoming a patron is the best way not to get friend-zoned. Our episodes are also available as in-studio videos on YouTube! Just go to YouTube.tablereadspodcast.com and subscribe!As always, you can reach out to us on Twitter @TheTableReads or find us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/Tablereads Also: please visit our sister podcast Screenplay Archaeology, at www.screenplayarchaeology.com Table Reads Created and Produced by Shawn McBee in association with Fandom Limb Media.Executive Producer: Ricardo Lugo Various musical tracks by Rafael Krux (orchestralis.net) — Used with permission.Additional tracks from the public domain courtesy of www.FreePD.com

 126 - The Star Wars, Part 4 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3621

While George continues serving up a complex web of political intrigue to rival Game of Thrones, he throws in the most insane bonkers hard sci-fi bullshit we’ve ever seen… Like, for real, you will be ASTONISHED… Guys, it involves Brain smoothies. Yeah, you read that right. No, we’re not misleading you. If your curiosity piqued yet? If not, I just don’t know what to tell you… but for the rest of you, give it a listen! You won’t be disappointed! Unless you were looking for some real quality storytelling… then, yeah, you’re gonna be pretty disappointed. But it’s episode 126, you should know what we do here by now.Like this podcast? Hate it? Either way, give us a review on your platform of choice! Here's an easy link to help: https://ratethispodcast.com/tablereadsAlso: Don’t forget that our patrons can join us on a livestream while we record these episodes roughly a month in advance! They also get early access to posted episodes, AD FREE. Just head on over to www.patreon.com/TableReads and make a pledge! We’ll love you whether you do or not, but becoming a patron is the best way not to get friend-zoned. Our episodes are also available as in-studio videos on YouTube! Just go to YouTube.tablereadspodcast.com and subscribe!As always, you can reach out to us on Twitter @TheTableReads or find us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/Tablereads Also: please visit our sister podcast Screenplay Archaeology, at www.screenplayarchaeology.com Table Reads Created and Produced by Shawn McBee in association with Fandom Limb Media.Executive Producer: Ricardo Lugo Various musical tracks by Rafael Krux (orchestralis.net) — Used with permission.Additional tracks from the public domain courtesy of www.FreePD.com

 125 - The Star Wars, Part 3 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3992

We made it to part 3 of The Star Wars! This week, we have in store for you… like 30 more characters that have a line of dialogue or less, several colors of sky, and SO MUCH CHROME. Beyond that, there’s not much I can say about what actually happens… maybe you can give it a listen and fill us in? Because we ABSOLUTELY could not follow the story!Like this podcast? Hate it? Either way, give us a review on your platform of choice! Here's an easy link to help: https://ratethispodcast.com/tablereadsAlso: Don’t forget that our patrons can join us on a livestream while we record these episodes roughly a month in advance! They also get early access to posted episodes, AD FREE. Just head on over to www.patreon.com/TableReads and make a pledge! We’ll love you whether you do or not, but becoming a patron is the best way not to get friend-zoned. Our episodes are also available as in-studio videos on YouTube! Just go to YouTube.tablereadspodcast.com and subscribe!As always, you can reach out to us on Twitter @TheTableReads or find us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/Tablereads Also: please visit our sister podcast Screenplay Archaeology, at www.screenplayarchaeology.com Table Reads Created and Produced by Shawn McBee in association with Fandom Limb Media.Executive Producer: Ricardo Lugo Various musical tracks by Rafael Krux (orchestralis.net) — Used with permission.Additional tracks from the public domain courtesy of www.FreePD.com

 124 - The Star Wars, Part 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4191

It’s part two, and we’re giving you more of everything you love about Star Wars; Political maneuvering! Debate! Senatorial grandstanding! The heroic lead punching a princess in the face! Dozens of characters introduced to exist for the duration of a single scene! Truly, it is the Star Wars experience as George Lucas envisioned it! Like this podcast? Hate it? Either way, give us a review on your platform of choice! Here's an easy link to help: https://ratethispodcast.com/tablereadsAlso: Don’t forget that our patrons can join us on a livestream while we record these episodes roughly a month in advance! They also get early access to posted episodes, AD FREE. Just head on over to www.patreon.com/TableReads and make a pledge! We’ll love you whether you do or not, but becoming a patron is the best way not to get friend-zoned. Our episodes are also available as in-studio videos on YouTube! Just go to YouTube.tablereadspodcast.com and subscribe!As always, you can reach out to us on Twitter @TheTableReads or find us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/Tablereads Also: please visit our sister podcast Screenplay Archaeology, at www.screenplayarchaeology.com Table Reads Created and Produced by Shawn McBee in association with Fandom Limb Media.Executive Producer: Ricardo Lugo Various musical tracks by Rafael Krux (orchestralis.net) — Used with permission.Additional tracks from the public domain courtesy of www.FreePD.com

 123 - The Star Wars, Part 1 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4560

Years before he wrote Star Wars, George Lucas wrote “THE STAR WARS,” an epic Space Opera that has some words you might recognize but otherwise bears almost no resemblance to what we now think of as Star Wars. The story, goals and themes are completely different. And, oh yeah, Artoo talks. There are 4 main drafts of the original Star Wars script, and while you might expect that they progress from something strange to something familiar, they are essentially all completely different stories, with only a few things in common throughout, finally leaping with the 4th draft into what eventually made cinema history. So get ready, because we’re gonna show you that, oh yes it can get worse than Midichlorians! Like this podcast? Hate it? Either way, give us a review on your platform of choice! Here's an easy link to help: https://ratethispodcast.com/tablereadsAlso: Don’t forget that our patrons can join us on a livestream while we record these episodes roughly a month in advance! They also get early access to posted episodes, AD FREE. Just head on over to www.patreon.com/TableReads and make a pledge! We’ll love you whether you do or not, but becoming a patron is the best way not to get friend-zoned. Our episodes are also available as in-studio videos on YouTube! Just go to YouTube.tablereadspodcast.com and subscribe!As always, you can reach out to us on Twitter @TheTableReads or find us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/Tablereads Also: please visit our sister podcast Screenplay Archaeology, at www.screenplayarchaeology.comTable Reads Created and Produced by Shawn McBee in association with Fandom Limb Media.Executive Producer: Ricardo LugoVarious musical tracks by Rafael Krux (orchestralis.net) — Used with permission.Additional tracks from the public domain courtesy of www.FreePD.com

 122 - Sam Hamm's Watchmen, Part 6 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5378

It’s the conclusion of Sam Hamm’s Watchmen, and it’s worth noting that this is now SAM HAMM’S WATCHMEN, because the finale bears absolutely NO resemblance to Alan Moore’s Watchmen and is, in fact, completely incompatible with the world that Moore established. This whole episode is a series of “wait, what?” moments for anyone with even a passing familiarity with Watchmen. Time bubbles, main characters vaporized, and a turn for the meta that feels like Hamm ran out of ideas but really needed to meet a deadline. If you thought most of this script was a fairly boring and straightforward re-trace of the major points go Watchmen, then this is the part where all that is thrown out the window! Like this podcast? Hate it? Either way, give us a review on your platform of choice! Here's an easy link to help: https://ratethispodcast.com/tablereadsAlso: Don’t forget that our patrons can join us on a livestream while we record these episodes roughly a month in advance! They also get early access to posted episodes, AD FREE. Just head on over to www.patreon.com/TableReads and make a pledge! We’ll love you whether you do or not, but becoming a patron is the best way not to get friend-zoned. Our episodes are also available as in-studio videos on YouTube! Just go to YouTube.tablereadspodcast.com and subscribe!As always, you can reach out to us on Twitter @TheTableReads or find us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/Tablereads Also: please visit our sister podcast Screenplay Archaeology, at www.screenplayarchaeology.com Table Reads Created and Produced by Shawn McBee in association with Fandom Limb Media.Executive Producer: Ricardo LugoVarious musical tracks by Rafael Krux (orchestralis.net) — Used with permission.Additional tracks from the public domain courtesy of www.FreePD.com

 121 - Sam Hamm's Watchmen, Part 5 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4268

Nite-Owl and the Silk Spectre take to the skies in the most… written… blimp dogfight in history! BLIMP DOGFIGHT! You read that correctly! There’s also some hanky-panky (sans Leonard Cohen), some more Rorschach violence in lockup and, of course, a PRISON BREAK! You won’t want to miss this!Like this podcast? Hate it? Either way, give us a review on your platform of choice! Here's an easy link to help: https://ratethispodcast.com/tablereadsAlso: Don’t forget that our patrons can join us on a livestream while we record these episodes roughly a month in advance! They also get early access to posted episodes, AD FREE. Just head on over to www.patreon.com/TableReads and make a pledge! We’ll love you whether you do or not, but becoming a patron is the best way not to get friend-zoned. Our episodes are also available as in-studio videos on YouTube! Just go to YouTube.tablereadspodcast.com and subscribe!As always, you can reach out to us on Twitter @TheTableReads or find us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/Tablereads Or you can find us anywhere on the internet by going to https://linktr.ee/tablereadsTable Reads Created and Produced by Shawn McBee in association with Fandom Limb Media.Executive Producer: Ricardo Lugo

 120 - Sam Hamm's Watchmen, Part 4 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4529

It’s Rorschach’s turn in the spotlight! There’s action! Violence! A revealed Identity! Prison! Therapy! It’s everything you could want from an unhinged psycho vigilante backstory! Like this podcast? Hate it? Either way, give us a review on your platform of choice! Here's an easy link to help: https://ratethispodcast.com/tablereadsAlso: Don’t forget that our patrons can join us on a livestream while we record these episodes roughly a month in advance! They also get early access to posted episodes, AD FREE. Just head on over to www.patreon.com/TableReads and make a pledge! We’ll love you whether you do or not, but becoming a patron is the best way not to get friend-zoned. Our episodes are also available as in-studio videos on YouTube! Just go to YouTube.tablereadspodcast.com and subscribe!As always, you can reach out to us on Twitter @TheTableReads or find us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/Tablereads Or you can find us anywhere on the internet by going to https://linktr.ee/tablereads

 119 - Sam Hamm's Watchmen, Part 3 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4844

Learn about the origins of Dr. Manhattan! How did he get his powers? Answered! Where…uh…do his powers come from? Answered! What did his dad do for a living? Mentioned! Actually, the guys do more to inform you of the backstory of Dr. Manhattan (neé Osterman) than the script does. But it is a very Manhattan-centric episode, if you’re into Big Blue! So come spend some time with the only superhuman on Earth… We have been assured that doing so via a podcast will not give you Blue Dick Cancer. And speaking of Dick, you’ll never guess who the President is! (Just kidding, you’ll totally guess, because it’s the most idiotic “reveal” in the history of cinema).Like this podcast? Hate it? Either way, give us a review on your platform of choice! Here's an easy link to help: https://ratethispodcast.com/tablereadsAlso: Don’t forget that our patrons can join us on a livestream while we record these episodes roughly a month in advance! They also get early access to posted episodes, AD FREE. Just head on over to www.patreon.com/TableReads and make a pledge! We’ll love you whether you do or not, but becoming a patron is the best way not to get friend-zoned. Our episodes are also available as in-studio videos on YouTube! Just go to YouTube.tablereadspodcast.com and subscribe!As always, you can reach out to us on Twitter @TheTableReads or find us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/Tablereads Or you can find us anywhere on the internet by going to https://linktr.ee/tablereads

 118 - Sam Hamm's Watchmen, Part 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4975

Have you been listening to this just because you want to hear us talk about big blue dick? You sick pervert. YOUR WISH IS GRANTED! This is the episode where we’re introduced to a not-flashback Dr. Manhattan, in all his naked glory! And, look, we’re about to tell you more about the episode, but be honest: you’re already in. This is all you wanted. There’s also some great unhinged Rorschach action, as he decided to bust heads, literally at random, in the hopes someone has info about the Comedian’s murder. But back to the blue dick… and the infamous threesome scene! Yeah, THAT’S IN THE EPISODE, TOO! So. Many. Blue. DICKS!!Are you still reading this? Hit play already, you’re not fooling anyone!Like this podcast? Hate it? Either way, give us a review on your platform of choice! Here's an easy link to help: https://ratethispodcast.com/tablereadsAlso: Don’t forget that our patrons can join us on a livestream while we record these episodes roughly a month in advance! They also get early access to posted episodes, AD FREE. Just head on over to www.patreon.com/TableReads and make a pledge! We’ll love you whether you do or not, but becoming a patron is the best way not to get friend-zoned. Our episodes are also available as in-studio videos on YouTube! Just go to YouTube.tablereadspodcast.com and subscribe!As always, you can reach out to us on Twitter @TheTableReads or find us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/Tablereads Or you can find us anywhere on the internet by going to https://linktr.ee/tablereads

 117 - Sam Hamm's Watchmen, Part 1 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4831

It’s 1989. Alan Moore’s Watchmen is a commercial and critical success. Batmania is taking the nation by storm, ushering in a golden age for superhero movies. So there’s only one thing to do: Hire the Batman guy to write a script for Watchmen… and hire Terry Gilliam to direct!Does all of that sound too good to be true? Well, if you’ve paid any attention to what this podcast is about, then, yeah, it should. That’s kinda what we’re about here. This first part of Sam Hamm’s Watchmen script gives us a glimpse at the downfall of the superhero team known as “the Watchmen.” Yes, we know that they’re never actually called that in the comics. TELL SAM HAMM, NOT US. Because they are explicitly referred to by this name. It’s a whole, weird opening sequence set at the Statue of Liberty, complete with Dr. Manhattan, an oddly glib Rorschach, and one exploding superhero. Who? Well, hit play and find out! This week's cover photo is courtesy of Michael Stoler... and make sure you check out his site: http://www.stoler.info -- so many projects there that you absolutely MUST SEE!Like this podcast? Hate it? Either way, give us a review on your platform of choice! Here's an easy link to help: https://ratethispodcast.com/tablereadsAlso: Don’t forget that our patrons can join us on a livestream while we record these episodes roughly a month in advance! They also get early access to posted episodes, AD FREE. Just head on over to www.patreon.com/TableReads and make a pledge! We’ll love you whether you do or not, but becoming a patron is the best way not to get friend-zoned. Our episodes are also available as in-studio videos on YouTube! Just go to YouTube.tablereadspodcast.com and subscribe!As always, you can reach out to us on Twitter @TheTableReads or find us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/Tablereads Or you can find us anywhere on the internet by going to https://linktr.ee/tablereads

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