In 2009, S Michael Smith was cast in the art house/horror film “The Beast Pageant.”
In 2016, in celebration of Halloween and their 50th episode, Buddies In Space made fun of The Beast Pageant.
That’s right, folks, it’s our super-special interactive 50th podcast episode!!! We basically did a RiffTrax of S’Mike’s movie, and you get to follow along while watching it. The movie is free to stream on Vimeo here.
Navigate to the movie and press “play” when prompted in the podcast to have the interactive experience of watching the movie with us in real time as we mock it/provide tons of production commentary.
The Buddies knock back painfully spicy Jinn + Ja rum cocktails while committing the most cardinal of geek sins, reviewing a movie neither of them has seen. But since the drinks burn so good and the movie being reviewed second-hand is Batman vs. Superman, everyone agrees that it’s cool.
Except maybe Ben Affleck.
The super-powers of Super Delegates get explored, although little is known about these strange and elusive Democratic creatures.
The Buddies then risk life and botulism when they open a decade-old US military MRE, or Meal Ready to Eat, which they purchased years previous at a Canadian Army-Navy Surplus store. Figure that one out! Some surprising discoveries are made about military food technology, as well as military-grade instruction writing.
Also covered: the Dungeons and Dragons alignment of General Zod! Extra S’mike abuse! And a very special guest introduction/birthday wish!
Mike takes a very revealing personality test, with S’mike as his personal “Bullshit Caller.” Which is an incredibly important job, and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. The results?
Coconuts are a theme as well, with tales of coconut daredevilry, fancy boozey coconut concoctions and a study of statistically significant coconut-related injuries in the US.
S’mike recounts the horrors of visiting his parents in their Floridian gated community, and the Buddies get in touch with their inner cavemen, recounting times they made bad decisions as their lizard brains took over.
Also: Vampire internet clips! Corn cobs! Crib escaping!
And the secret reason behind the zombie craze is revealed. You heard it hear fifteenth, folks.
It’s Debbie Downer time, kiddos! The Buddies sip on dry soda and gin and fall into the Pit of Despair, but instead of a lovable albino and the Six Fingered Man, instead the frightening real world creeps in.
Ahhhhhhhh! Real worlds are scary, amiright?
Depressing topics covered and mocked include police militarization, gerrymandering, racism and the allegations against the former lead singer of everyone’s favorite Canadian A Capella group, Moxy Fruvous!
Mike also relays his two, count ’em, TWO true experiences with having the NYPD draw guns on him and his friends. It was worse than it sounds. Also, he explains what taking Miracle Berry pills is like. Hint: bring lemons.
On the lighter side of depressing stuff, the Buddies review Spy (it was good!), British women bottling air (it’s stupid, but hey, good for them!) and writing kid’s books (it don’t take no college degree!)