We're back as the F&F series cranks into gear and becomes what it was meant to; a series of heist movies with a colourful, lovable cast of recurring characters and amazing stunts.

This was a case of all the pieces finally slotting into place. Enter The Rock as a powerhouse of a lawman named Hobbs, finally giving the films an antagonist worthy of Toretto. Re-enter Roman, Tej, Han, Gisele, Leo, Santos (played by Don Omar, who sang on several pieces of music accompanying the series, as did Ludacris).

Neil Taylor of GameBurst is back to ride with us again. You also get to hear me go into further detail as to why Power/Rangers was so offensive to my sensibilities. The podcast culminates in a lengthy essay read by Sharon, analyzing the male protagonists: 'The Fast and the Fatherless' written by Pastabagel on the Partial objects blog.

Direct download: 57._Fast_Five.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:21 PM

[Drift #56]

Continuing our road trip through the F&F series, we get to the detour away from the main cast that was initially shunned by audiences but in retrospect is rather excellent as a stand-alone movie.

We move on to the return to the main cast that was initially embraced by audiences but in retrospect is dour and uneventful. Find out what drifting REALLY means.

Next week... Fast Five

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Direct download: 56._Tokyo_Drift_-__Fast__Furious.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:33 AM

[Drift #55]

We're joined by Neil Taylor of GameBurst to review two movies from one of his very favourite series. When we recorded this first show we hadn't yet seen 5 or 6 (Sharon hadn't seen 3 or 4 either) so it's something of a discovery process for us.

Coming up... 

* Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift / Fast & Furious
* Fast Five
* The Fast and the Furious 6
* Furious 7

Find out over the course of the next few episodes if we're just middling on the car porn, jiggling auto-floozies and machismo-masking-vulnerability or in fact if we end up flippin' LOVING The Fast and the Furious.

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Direct download: 55._The_Fast_and_the_Furious_-_2_Fast_2_Furious.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:20 AM

[Drift #54]

The Disney shows continue with Daniel Floyd of Extra Credits returning to talk about this little, wooden boy. 

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Direct download: 54._Pinocchio.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:40 AM

Here's the second part of our analysis of the Twilight saga. There's some really silly and occasionally genuinely troubling material in here, but also some surprisingly heartfelt moments that caught us offguard.

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Direct download: 53._Breaking_Dawn_Parts_1__2.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:27 AM

To coincide with the release of Fifty Shades of Grey, Sharon and I went back to the source material with a pair of shows we've been sitting on for a year! We had to put Pinocchio on hod for this one but he'll be back in two weeks. 

In this initial volume we review the first three installments of the Twilight Saga. 

It's my theory that these books and films are the Nickelback of the literary and cinematic worlds, hated on general principle. Partly because in the eyes of many they pervert the mythos of the vampire, daring to make the suckers sparkle in the sun rather than exploding. Partly because of their immense popularity, which always creates a counter-culture. 

So Sharon and I dived in attempting to review the films themselves in a vacuum. Those who hate the films may hate this podcast because we're rather kind and enthusiastic. Those that love them will hate this podcast because we call them on the rubbish, the weaker elements and the more troubling aspects (especially in the two-part finale of Breaking Dawn). So welcome to a show nobody is going to love.

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Direct download: 52._Twilight_New_Moon_Eclipse.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:59 AM

[Drift #51]

Digital Drift Does Disney.

This is the first of a series of podcasts covering the full history of Disney's animated classics. Daniel Floyd of Extra Credits is with us every step of the way.

It is without question that animated cinematic features throughout the 20th Century were defined by this company. Learn more about the studio, the animators and how the animation techniques changed with the time, as well as what the world was doing when each film was released. Also find out which films we love, which ones we don't and more importantly, why.

This first one, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves was their pilot of sorts. A proof of concept that also happens to be the perfect representation of a fairy-tale told absolutely straight with 1930s sensibilities and the tiniest, most naive children in mind. Alex isn't a huge fan, but he does like one character rather a lot. Dan is filled with admiration for how they could achieve this excellence first time, simply as part of their learning process. 

Since this is an unabashed analysis that pulls no punches, bad language is used but it is bleeped for the benefit of children. 

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Direct download: 51._Snow_White_and_the_Seven_Dwarves.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:06 AM

Kuvira reveals her plans of attack and it's up to Korra and her companions to hold the line.

This time we're talking about why Korra's fighting style is her own worst enemy, patching things up with one's family, the amazing finale and our hopes for the possible futures of the series and this world we don't want to leave behind.

Joining me to see Korra off are my co-host; Sharon Shaw, Daniel Floyd, the voice of Extra Credits, Joshua Garrity of the Cane and Rinse podcast and The Animation Archives, and Jerome McIntosh of GameBurst. 

Next week; Snow White and the Seven Dwarves

New Century Season 2, episode 3 is out this week so go to iTunes and subscribe there.

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Direct download: 50._The_Legend_of_Korra_-_Book_4_-_Balance_Part_2.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:54 AM

With the world unbalanced, Korra and her companions struggle to manage the repercussions from the pendulum-swing back from chaos to order.

This time we're talking about Prince Wu, Kuvira, some old swamp lady, and the rather contentious coupling at the end of the series. In a pinch of nostalgia I went back to the intro from that first Korra show we did all those years back... well two and a half, but it feels like a lot longer. And to close out, the world premier of the trailer for Season 2 of New Century. 

Joining me once again are my co-host; Sharon Shaw, Daniel Floyd, the voice of Extra Credits, Joshua Garrity of the Cane and Rinse podcast and The Animation Archives, and Jerome McIntosh, now of GameBurst. 

Next week; the second part of Book 4. 

New Century Season 2 starts this week so go to iTunes and subscribe there.

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Email: digitaldriftuk@gmail.com
Website: www.digitaldrift.co.uk

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Direct download: 50._The_Legend_of_Korra_-_Book_4_-_Balance_Part_1.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:52 PM

[Drift #49 - Part 2]

Change continues, painfully, violently and somehow frequently hilariously.

Joining me once again are my co-host; Sharon Shaw, Daniel Floyd, the voice of Extra Credits, Joshua Garrity of the Cane and Rinse podcast and The Animation Archives, and Jerome McIntosh, now of GameBurst. 

In this second part we cover the following themes; Loss and death, sacrifice and trauma, resentment and best of all, love. 

Next week; the first part of Book 4. 

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Email: digitaldriftuk@gmail.com
Website: www.digitaldrift.co.uk

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Direct download: 49._The_Legend_of_Korra_-_Book_3_-_Change_Part_2.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:50 AM



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