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June 23, 2020

Episode 16 - Days of Thunder (with Richard)

Episode 16 - Days of Thunder (with Richard)

Join your favourite Transatlantic podcasting duo - Ian & Liam - as we take the 1990 NASCAR-based sequel to Top Gun, Days of Thunder, around the track for a couple of hours.  This week we're delighted to have BFE's resident gearhead, Richard, joining us ...


 Join your favourite Transatlantic podcasting duo - Ian & Liam - as we take the 1990 NASCAR-based sequel to Top Gun, Days of Thunder, around the track for a couple of hours.  This week we're delighted to have BFE's resident gearhead, Richard, joining us and riding shotgun.  We've got our permaguests, Ellie & Georgia, hunkering down the team in pit lane to discuss a movie that proved as divisive as ice cream on race day.  Join us as we watch Days of Thunder with 2020 vision, which yet again proves to be somewhat problematic.  Join us as we discuss:

  • How much blame for some of the content goes to story writer Tom Cruise?
  • Roger Ebert's 1990 thesis of the 'Tom Cruise movie theory'
  • What is Mello Yello anyways?
  • How much of Cole Trickle's character development was just Harry Hogg explaining things to other characters.
  • Can there be too much racing in a racing movie?
  • How young you can get a neurology degree in Australia.
  • Does talking to a car actually make it run faster?
  • How great Hans Zimmer is as he makes his 3rd appearance on our list
  • If "Days of Thunder" is the best racing film ever.
  • If "Days of Thunder" is the Best Film Ever.