Lost in the Movies: TWIN PEAKS CONVERSATIONS #21 w/ Twin Peaks Peeks hosts Ashley Brandt and Mat Olson (YouTube & extended PATREON) premieres tonight

TWIN PEAKS CONVERSATIONS #21 w/ Twin Peaks Peeks hosts Ashley Brandt and Mat Olson (YouTube & extended PATREON) premieres tonight

It's been two and a half months since the last Twin Peaks Conversations episode with Andrew Grevas, a rare lapse which will be corrected this week, as I finally publish the belated rewards for April and May patrons. (From June onward, the reward structure has been re-arranged.) As I near the end of this podcast run - although several bonus episodes are already in the works - I wanted to catch up with Peaks commentators I haven't spoken to in a while, and/or who hadn't offered much new work since The Return, to glean their perspective on the series six years later. In the summer of 2017, I was invited on to Twin Peaks Peeks to discuss Part 14 of the third season shortly after it aired. Several weeks later, the hosts Ashley Brandt and Mat Olson ended their coverage - which began two years earlier (when Ashley had yet to see the back half of season two or Fire Walk With Me) - on a note of disappointment with the finale. Since then, they've re-considered some of their objections while sharpening others, and we spend a good deal of time in the back part of this discussion digging into Parts 17 and 18. Bringing subjects like Neon Genesis Evangelion and Andrei Tarkovsky into the fold (partly to be sampled on their own feed with my encouragement), and reflecting on the passage of time since they began discussing Twin Peaks as relatively new and unusually young viewers, Ashley and Mat have a lot to say about The Return and its relationship to the prequel film and original series. Before we get to that, however, the public part of this episode dwells on their own origins in the Peaks fandom, the formation of their podcast, and initial impressions of the season they covered week to week.

Premieres at 8pm tonight, Sunday, June 18, 2023:

On the $5/month Patreon tier, the exchange really soars, transforming at times into a reunion episode for master riffers who haven't gotten to riff together on mic for a while. In addition to Evangelion, the accessibility of Mulholland Drive and the importance of Laura Palmer are explored at length. This is definitely the underwater bulk of the iceberg, which you won't want to miss.

Listen to...

Strike! by George R.R. Martin (Not a Blog)

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