On this episode we tackle the forgotten 80s gem, Return to Oz. This is a film released by Disney that Disney tried to bury in their vault. It’s actually pretty cool in a very 80s sort of way. In Part 1 we do a recap. In Part 2 we discuss the film.
It’s the inaugural episode of our Bad Book Blitz where we read the Amazon excerpt of a “bad” book and decide if we would keep reading. Tonight we read the lengthy prologue and first chapter of “The Days of Elijah, Book One: Apocalypse” by Mark Goodwin.
In our penultimate Silent Planet episode, we reach the climax of the book in which Weston confronts Oyarsa and has to take some tough medicine and we return back to Earth and England and finish up with a “pint of bitter”.
Ransom engages in something between a hunt and a battle with an extraterrestrial shark and ends up finally meeting the dreaded Sorns. We talk a bit about the mythology of Malacandra and non-heroic protagonists.
In these chapters Ransom gets to know the “natives” and discovers a culture that is both remarkably similar and different from anything on Earth. Conversations about life, death, religion, and pleasure ensue.