Filmwhys Podcast: Jaws & Superman II the Donner Cut

I am back into the podcasting game! I’ve been flirting with podcasts for a while, helped start one that ended up not being a good fit for me for various reasons, and I finally found a concept that I think works perfectly for me and for this site. Welcome to the first episode of Filmwhys, also known as the “Why haven’t you seen this film podcast?” Ever since joining the film blogging community and the Lamb, I see a lot of discussion about various popular films that I have never seen, and people who are amazed at how many important and popular movies that I’ve missed out on. So this podcast is my attempt to fill those gaps in my movie watching and catch up on some classic and modern classic movies. For my firsts episode, I’m pleased to have Fogs from Fogs’ Movie Reviews as my guest and we talk about the 1975 Speilberg classic Jaws. Yes, it’s true that I’ve never seen this movie before watching it for this episode. But, since this is a website about superhero movies, I thought it was only fair to ask Fogs to watch a superhero movie that he’s never seen before in Superman II: The Donner Cut, which is significantly different from the theatrical Richard Lester cut which he had seen.

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So without further ado, go ahead and give it a listen over at the archives. I would absolutely love to hear feedback, I’m trying to make an enjoyable podcast and there’s always room for improvement. Also, if you listen through to the end, I’ve got a sneak preview of the next episode, feel free to leave your guesses as to which movies will be covered on episode 2. Until next time, this has been Bubbawheat for Filmwhys and Flights, Tights, and Movie Nights.


About Bubbawheat

I'm a comic book movie enthusiast who has watched and reviewed over 500 superhero and comic book movies in the past seven years, my goal is to continue to find and watch and review every superhero movie ever made.

Posted on May 11, 2013, in Podcasts and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. Very good opening episode Bubba! I like the format that works really well with one and one conversations. Can’t wait to listen to more episodes. I was a little bit surprised to not find you on Stitcher though. After your warm recommendation on twitter to use it. 🙂

    • Haha, yeah I looked into adding my podcast on Stitcher, I just felt like I should have a second episode up and running first, same with joining the Lamb podcasting network. As long as they’ll have me, I’ll be on there soon. Thanks for listening, I appreciate it!

  2. Victor De Leon

    Listening now! Good job. Very entertaining! 🙂

    • Thanks, would love to hear more detailed thoughts. Especially how was the opening, and can you tell what two movies are on tap for next week based on the trailer at the end?

      • Victor De Leon

        I don’t think I got to the very end when you played the trailer. I’ll go back and listen. As far as the podcast itself, I found it to be very well put together. You are a good host and you ask good questions and give good feedback. The opening wasn’t bad. I liked it. As you get more of them under your belt you will gain confidence and get a good rhythm going. Keep up the good work! 🙂

  3. I enjoyed this first episode a lot Bubba and I think you found a very interesting concept that works great. My only critque about the episode was that at times there was some dead air durring your interview questions. I also thought that morecould have been explained about either film too. . What were the main diffrences between The Richard Lester and RIchard Donner Versions of Superman II? Why was your wife scared of Sharks before seeing Jaws? I liked your discussion about how Superman II was put together and why Lester was chosen. I felt like some behind the scenes trivia about Jaws could have been said too. I really liked the opening and enjoyed the mashup trailer at the end. I’m still kinda lost at titles but one sounds like Wizard of Oz. I look forward to the next episode

    • Thanks for the input, I appreciate it and hope to improve as time goes on. You know, I actually don’t know why my wife is afraid of sharks, I think it’s just one of those irrational fears. I can tell you that it’s not Wizard of Oz, though I might reveal the titles later today on Twitter.

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