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1,211 - Watching Movie and TV Franchises

May 27th, 2016

Episode 404 of 489 episodes

Tired of watching your favorite TV show or movie? Watch the sequels and spin-offs instead – right after you listen to this episode. Slow dialog: 1:29 Explanations: 3:45 Fast dialog: 15:00 Ursula: Weren’t you watching this same movie yesterday? Ian: No, this is the sequel. Yesterday, I watched Aims Pond. This is Aims Pond: Super Spy. Ursula: Wasn’t this originally a TV show? Ian: Actually, it was originally a novel, which was adapted into a long-running TV show. Then, it was turned into a movie franchise. The new installment is coming out next month and I can’t wait! Ursula: The latest installment? I thought it was just a trilogy. Ian: No, the original film has spawned four sequels and two prequels so far. Ursula: So you’re watching all the films again? Ian: That’s right, but I’m not stopping there. I’m watching all of the TV show episodes again, too. And if I have time, I’ll even watch the spin-off. Ursula: Spin-off? I didn’t know there had been a spin-off. Ian: There was. Aims Pond’s brother got his own show: Jaime Pond: Building Inspector. It wasn’t very successful. Ursula: I guess we can call you a superfan. Ian: That’s right. I’m a superfan of the super spy! Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

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