A minute-by-minute review of the 1995 adaptation of William Gibson's classic cyberpunk noir: Johnny Mnemonic. Each week your hosts watch one minute of the film, dissect, discuss, and digress.
info_outline Minute 23 - I Cannot Use You, Not For Muscle 06/26/2020
Minute 23 - I Cannot Use You, Not For Muscle This week's episode starts with a harrowing tale from the Canadian desert. After that we dive into the minute, split between the nightclub, and an establishing shot of some urban slum. Also this scene features some tongue sucking if that's what you're into.
info_outline Minute 21 - About These Episodes You've Been Having... 06/12/2020
Minute 21 - About These Episodes You've Been Having... We have an awesome minute in store for you. First the conversation in the checker cab finishes up, then we finally cut to our super cyberpunky nightclub with techno opera singers, dudes in top hats and goggles, and of course Spider and Jane. We cover it in painstaking detail so hope you enjoy.
info_outline Minute 20 - Johnny Boy, My Ass! 06/05/2020
Minute 20 - Johnny Boy, My Ass! After a brief and awkward discussion of the very familiar current events, your hosts examine the 20th minute of Johnny Mnemonic, in which Takahashi throws shade at Shinji, and Johnny Boy drives around in a Checker cab.
info_outline Minute 19 - Speak English To Me 05/29/2020
Minute 19 - Speak English To Me An intense conversation is being had inside the Pharmakom building? Or in Tokyo? Maybe just another random building? We aren't sure exactly where it is, but the point is that two imposing Japanese men are giving us a serious plot dump and we'd all do well to pay attention.
info_outline Episode 16 - Transmission Interrupted 05/08/2020
Episode 16 - Transmission Interrupted This week was a mess. Either we screwed up, or our software screwed up, but either way this week's minute is only 40 seconds. That 40 seconds, however, is actually packed with action. Mono whips, gunplay, fire, severed fingers, and Johnny making his daring escape. We are here to figure it out, even if we can't figure out our own timing.
info_outline Minute 15 - Next Time Knock, Baldy 05/01/2020
Minute 15 - Next Time Knock, Baldy The fire fight continues. Bullets, glass, and towel bars fly through the air. It's our most action packed minute yet, and after a brief discussion of long-defunct FX programming and early 90's anime, we get deep into it.
info_outline Minute 13 - Destroy the Original 04/17/2020
Minute 13 - Destroy the Original What is a courier to do after uploading a dangerous amount of data into his wetware memory implants? Why, excuse himself to the restroom to freak out, of course. This minute is that freakout and our reaction to it. Hope it tickles your implants too.
info_outline Minute 12 - The Access Code 04/10/2020
Minute 12 - The Access Code This week's minute of Johnny Mnemonic is a blast through the (for some reason) visual representation of data being downloaded. There is not a lot of story to unpack, but there are a lot of visuals to meticulously comb through, and we attempt to do so with a fine toothed comb. Before that, we spend probably far too much time speculating about the world we will all emerge into once we have stopped NAS (or COVID-19).
info_outline Minute 11 - Defectors 04/03/2020
Minute 11 - Defectors After the obligatory quarantine talk that every podcast is likely doing these days, your hosts discuss some Johnny Mnmedia they consumed, then dive into the 11th minute, which they both thoroughly enjoy. Get ready for some sick 90s beats, some sick 90s trench coats, and some sick 90s special effects, because the download has begun.
info_outline Minute 10 - Thumbs Up 03/27/2020
Minute 10 - Thumbs Up Not a lot of dialogue in this minute, but a whole lot of scenery to chew on. Futuristic tech abounds and your hosts go piece by piece and try to figure out exactly how Johnny gets data from a hard copy into his wetware. We also get the first look at our creepy antagonists and promises of firefights to come. Speaking of wetware, I am moist with anticipation.
info_outline Minute 9 - Synaptic Seepage 03/20/2020
Minute 9 - Synaptic Seepage This week, due to the plague currently ravaging the earth, your hosts are each broadcasting from their own personal heavily fortified bunkers, and bringing you their own brand of cabin-fever ravaged humor as they (we) watch and review minute 9 of Johnny Mnemonic. It's an exposition heavy minute as we learn that Big J is gonna be in trouble if he exceeds his capacity. But Johnny knows better than that, right? Johnny would never exceed capacity. Right? Uh-oh.
info_outline Minute 8 - You're Late! 03/13/2020
Minute 8 - You're Late! Minute 8 is an exciting one. Smokey hotel rooms, razor girls, hired goons with submachine guns, and of course our favorite courier dropping iconic lines. We also discuss a variety of other things, some related to Johnny Mnemonic, some not.
info_outline Minute 7 - Snatch Back Your Brain, Zombie 03/06/2020
Minute 7 - Snatch Back Your Brain, Zombie This week starts with an email and a deleted scene from the week before. After that we get into the good cyberpunk stuff: Memory doublers, data jack cybernetics, and cheap matte paintings of 2021 Beijing.
info_outline Minute 6 - Paging Mr. Smith 02/28/2020
Minute 6 - Paging Mr. Smith This week on Johnny Mniminute we begin with two listener emails, one of which proves very difficult to read out loud. Then we get into Johnny's walk through a futuristic hotel lobby, encounter with some creepy children, and the fashion of 2021.
info_outline Minute 5 - One Last Run 02/21/2020
Minute 5 - One Last Run The fifth minute of Johnny Mnemonic finds Johnny finishing his phone call with Ralphie and heading off to beautiful Beijing, currently in the midst of plague and civil unrest. Sound familiar? It does to us as well. We talk about that and more, including Keanu Reeves tight hammys. Thanks for listening.
info_outline Minute 4 - Chiba Boys 02/14/2020
Minute 4 - Chiba Boys Minute 4 finds Johnny making a call to his fixer only to find that the price of his memory reconstruction has gone up, and he needs just one more job to pay it off. We break that down and then take an even weirder than usual digression.
info_outline Minute 3 - We've Got... Ice. 02/07/2020
Minute 3 - We've Got... Ice. We dig in to minute 3 of Johnny Mnemonic, and pose the questions - The Future: Does it exist? Is it marketable to mass audiences? If it were, would Josh bother to watch it? All these questions and more will be answered to the best of our mortal abilities.