It’s Good, Except It Sucks is a movie by movie – and television series by television series – hurtle through the Marvel Cinematic Universe, hosted by Tim Worthington with a series of superpowered guests.
This time it’s Iron Man 2 from 2010, and joining Tim for a chat about Tony Stark’s battle of wits with The Businessman In His Suit And Tie trying to copy his technology only very badly so nobody will suspect a thing is political commentator Mark Thompson. What will they find to say about Black Widow’s complete failure to remain convincingly undercover, Richard Herring’s position in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and how many unnecessary seconds Elon Musk can add to a movie’s running time, and what does any of this have to do with Tony Stark’s fictional science being ‘wrong’? Get listening and find out!
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You can can hear more about Tony Stark’s nanotechnology-fuelled escapades in It’s Good, Except It Sucks with Phil Catterall on Iron Man here and Iron Man 3 here.
Mark has also appeared on Tim’s nostalgia podcast Looks Unfamiliar talking about Whiz Kids, Crash ZX Spectrum, Night Shift, Public Information Film family The Blunders, The Last Train, and The Drak Pack here, Libby’s Moonshine, A. Mazing Monsters, Agony, Being Erica, Hawkeye Collins And Amy Adams – Can You Solve The Mystery? and We Know Where You Live plus an extra secret bit about watching television on holiday here, and V: The Series, Dirty Dick, The Giftie, The Mad Death, The Different Story (World Of Lust And Crime) by Peter Schilling and Space Shuttle here.
Some Unspoken Thing is a huge feature on the sheer brilliance of Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2; you can find it here.
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