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 we’re heading into the Multiverse for a look at X-Men: First Class, released in 2011, and joining Tim for a chat about Charles Xavier drumming his fingers waiting for The Men From The Ministry to start is quiz expert David Smith. What will they find to say about Hank McCoy’s disco threads, just how Kevin Bacony a method actor should be and the importance of a Downton Abbey Training Montage., and what does any of this have to do with the invention of the grey tracksuit? Get listening and find out!
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David joined me on It’s Good, Except It Sucks for a suitably epic three-part chat about Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.; you can find part one here, part two here and part three here. David also joined me to chat about Black Widow here, Moon Knight here, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse here, and Nick Fury – Agent OF S.H.I.E.L.D. here. There’s more on the X-Men franchise with Gabby Hutchinson Crouch on X-Men: X2 here, Mic Wright on Logan here, Emma Burnell on Deadpool here and Phil Catterall on Deadpool 2 here, while Mic joined me for a chat about the Christmas Special of the X-Men animated series here.
David has also appeared on Tim’s nostalgia podcast Looks Unfamiliar talking about Earthworm Jim, Torin’s Passage, Bandslam, City Bomber, Little Clowns Of Happytown, Sonic Mountain Quest and Real Robots here and Have I Got Unbroadcastable News For You, Stranger In This Town by Richie Sambora, 28 Acts In 28 Minutes, Billy Connolly’s World Tour Of Australia, Sega Game Gear, Grand Theft Auto Vice City Official Soundtrack Box Set, Police Squad!, Bart Simpson’s Guide To Life and Duck Tales The Movie – Treasure Of The Lost Lamp 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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