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VoK 139: Full Cast(le) Recording - The Abridged Princess Bride

The Vassals perform extracts from the beloved spoof fairytale movie, The Princess Bride, using incidental music from Mark Knopfler’s classic eighties score. The table reading ends c50m in, whence follows an aftershow containing a spirited defence of Rocky. 69 more words

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VoK 134: Guardians of the Galaxy [2014] (Review)

The Vassals review Marvel’s latest release and discuss comic book to movie adaptations; the properties of yellow goo; why Ronan works and Malekith doesn’t; whether Gamorra’s change of heart is credible; and the attraction of marrying Thanos and becoming the Carmela Soprano of Space. 84 more words

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VoK 131: CricketCast (Vol.1) aka "The Bowler's Holding the Batsmen's Manwoody!"

In the first ever CricketCast, the Vassals discuss everything from Test Matches to T20 – spot-fixing to Bodyline – and recreate the Tourney of the Hand from Game of Thrones as commentated on by the Test Match Special team. 74 more words

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VoK 125: The Princess Bride [1987] (Fan Commentary) – Abridged Version

Bina007, Alias (Zack) and Mordion (Michael) provide a DVD commentary to Rob Reiner’s 1987 cult classic movie The Princess Bride. Written by William Goldman the movie puts a witty before its time post modern take on the fairy tale. 107 more words

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VoK 124: The Princess Bride [1987] (Fan Commentary) – Full Version

Bina007, Alias (Zack) and Mordion (Michael) provide a DVD commentary to Rob Reiner’s 1987 cult classic movie The Princess Bride. Written by William Goldman the movie puts a witty before its time post modern take on the fairy tale. 107 more words

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VoK 123: The Magicians series (by Lev Grossman)

The Vassals discuss Lev Grossman’s Magicians series of portal fantasy novels. Topics include millennial ennui; impotent gods; the plight of being a fantasy fan; and how the rules of magical top-trumps aren’t entirely clear.   96 more words

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VoK 121: Conan the Barbarian [1982] (Fan Commentary)

The iconic John Milius 1982 movie version of Robert E Howard’s epic Conan The Barbarian is given the VOK DVD Commentary treatment in this episode.  EastTexasDirewolf (Shane), Bina007 and Shellfish (Peter) thoroughly spoil the 105 minute extended edition and make a few mentions of the books too. 32 more words

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