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 Doctor Strange from 2016, and joining Tim to talk about Stephen Strange gaining the ancient mystic ability to remember how long Earth, Wind And Fire songs are is SMERSH Pod host John Rain. What will they find to say about how well Doctor Strange would fare on You Bet!, the parapsychological aesthetics of the Mastermind board game and who is the least visually palatable out of Dominic Cummings and Dormammu, and what does any of this have to do with Paul McCartney wandering around Abbey Road in search of ‘gear’ sounds? Get listening and find out!
You can follow John on Twitter at @MrKenShabby.
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John has also appeared on Tim’s nostalgia podcast Looks Unfamiliar – talking about Your Mother Wouldn’t Like It, E.T. Cola Creams, Trading Places Day, Murder In Space, Hello Mum and Oink! – which you can find here.
You can find It’s Good, Except It Sucks with Elly-Mae Gadsby on Doctor Strange And The Multiverse Of Madness here.
Doctor Strange’s quest to stop Thanos by transforming into loads of copies of himself that all turn into turquoise butterflies or something fell through a portal into It’s Good, Except It Sucks with Martin Ruddock on Avengers: Infinity War here and here, and Ben Baker on Avengers: Endgame here. The Spider-Consequences of that spell are spelt out in Spider-Man: No Way Home with Gabby Hutchinson Crouch 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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