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December 30, 2019

Special Report: Brainstorm (1983)

Special Guests: Douglas Trumbull, Louise Fletcher, Bruce Joel Rubin, Philip Frank Messina, Robert Stitzel, Joseph Maddrey
Guest Co-Hosts: Samm Deighan, David Kittredge

For the last episode in our Sci-Fi December series it's a five hour journey into Douglas Trumbull's Brainstorm (1983) which stars Christopher Walken as scientist Michael Brace who has helped in the discovery of a new technology that records the sensations of a person and allows for playback directly into another person's brain.

Co-hosts Samm Deighan and David Kittredge join Mike to discuss the film, the tragic death of Natalie Woods that overshadowed it, and the film's spiritual sequel, Strange Days (1995).

Listen/Download Now:

Discussion 1: 00:02:00 - 01:03:45

Interstitial Music: Original Soundtrack - James Horner

Interview: Douglas Trumbull 01:06:30 - 02:11:44

Interview: Louise Fletcher 02:11:44 - 02:20:10

Interview: 02:20:13 - 02:57:57

Interview: 02:58:00 - 03:29:37

Interview: 03:29:45 - 03:57:00

Interview: Joseph Maddrey 03:52:02 - 04:31:03

Discussion 2: 04:32:00 - 05:02:23

End Song: "Brainstorm" - Hawkwind

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  1. Thank you for the time code table of contents!

  2. great! really informative, fascinating & poignant :o)

  3. It appears that BRAINSTORM's production-setback curse trickled down into the publication of Joseph Maddrey's book! Whose publication date is October 2020 according to Amazon.

    1. Yeah, everything has slowed down thanks to COVID.