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  1. David McCallum says:

    Too much politics – even with the WARNING. If you want to start a politics and movies podcast then do it but why subject your movie-loving audience to so much non-movie-loving crap? I’m WAS a new listener (linked from Auteurcast) and am now an ex-listener.

    • Battleship Pretension says:

      We’re sad to lose you.

    • I’d like to take a second to defend this episode.
      I believe that to talk about ones aesthetic tastes we must explore the undercurrent of polemic, and bias. It is within your right to explore them and its clearly a good thing, and nobody should be offended by that. I certainly am not.

      That being said, this wasn’t a particularly enjoyable episode. I admire what was being attempted here and I’m glad it was attempted but I didn’t feel like the ideas trying to be explained ever coalesced into a coherent cinema. I will stick with you guys forever. You guys got spunk.

  2. * coherent cinematic ideas.

  3. Matthew Worboys says:

    Just wanted to come out and say how much I enjoyed this episode. As an Australian listener, you’d think I wouldn’t get much out of American political discussion, but I just love hearing an insight into the two co-hosts minds. I am a strong believer in subjectivity in film criticism, and as such, it seems of paramount importance to understand the background and context through which an opinion is born.

    As much as I listen to BP for the criticism, I also listen in because the hosts have such great personalities and chemistry. It’s refreshing to hear them being so candid in discussing their political and religious leanings. If it was up to me, I’d suggest they interject more of their world views into their discussions. This is especially true because Tyler and David have such different opinions. Keep up the great work!

  4. Boothe says:

    Someone made it through the talk of political parties and candidates, but once the gun control discussion started, I had to tap out.

    On to the next…

  5. antho42 says:

    There is nothing wrong with being bias. It is a neutral term. If you are going to watch a Godard film, your bias in knowing the history of cinema and Western though will be to your benefit.

  6. Juhani Kenttä says:

    I would just like to say that this was a stellar episode. I enjoyed pretty much all of it.

  7. Scott Milliken says:

    I’m surprised that there have been so many negative responses to this episode (at least there seem to be). Politics have long been on the periphery of Battleship Pretension, and I found it refreshing that they just said “To hell with it” and dove in head first. After five years and nearly 300 episodes, I listen to the show almost as much for Tyler and David themselves as for what they have to say about film. I’d encourage more episodes like this in the future.

  8. Scott Milliken says:

    Apparently Mr. Matthew Worboys and I are in lock step lol.

  9. Aaron B says:

    My problem with the “last line of defense” argument against gun control is even if civilians had to defend ourselves against our own military they’d still have all the tanks, planes and heavy weaponry, so we’d be beyond screwed in any case. Unless of course we all start collecting rocket launchers or something.

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