Episode 40 - The Secret Life of Alex Mack w/Susan Stover

We don’t want to keep this episode a secret from you! Tune in this week as we welcome Susan Stover from Dork Shelf! This episode is all about the Secret World of Alex Mack. If you remember the hit TV show then you will love this pitch. If you don’t remember it doesn’t matter, you will still like what you hear!

Learn more about Alex Mack and get in on the secret: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Secret_World_of_Alex_Mack

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Episode 39 - The Day The Earth Stood Still

After seeing “Arrival” (which is great) Yaw insisted on doing a first contact film. James chose “The Day the Earth Stood Still”. Listen as the Dev Slate guys talk about the original, the remake and how they’d make their own versions.

Find out more about the original: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Day_the_Earth_Stood_Still
Find out more about the 2008 Version: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Day_the_Earth_Stood_Still_(2008_film)

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Episode 38 - Comeback

This week James and Yaw play with a property that has time travel, thrills and twists. Listen as the Dev Slate Boys adapt the Image comic title Comeback.

Find out more: https://imagecomics.com/comics/series/comeback

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Episode 37 - The Resistance (Board Game Challenge)

This week is part two of the Board Game Challenge. This week Yaw assumed the role of executive and challenged James to bring the board game “The Resistance” to the big screen.

Find out more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Resistance_(game)

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Episode 36 - Hungry Hungry Hippos (Board Game Challenge)

Board games are universally loved, but they are also properties that people normally cannot see as films. James and Yaw decided to do something a little different. In this two-part series, the Dev Slate guys play the roles of executive and writer as they assign specific properties for development. This week James challenged Yaw to adapt Hungry Hungry Hippos for the screen. Listen to part one of the Dev Slate board games challenge.

Find out more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hungry_Hungry_Hippos

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Episode 35 - Critters

Halloween is approaching so the Dev Slate Guys decided to do a film with some bite. This week James and Yaw talk about one of James’ childhood favourites. A perfect film for the season, Critters.

Find out more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Critters_(film)

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Episode 34 - The Last Starfighter

What if you were minding your own business, playing a video game and you find out that your high score made you the designated saviour of the universe? This week James and Yaw take a look at a pioneer of CGI and another jewel from the 80’s, The Last Starfigher.

Find out more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_Starfighter

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Episode 33 - C.O.P.S.

We’re fighting film crimes… in a present time. This week James and Yaw take on the 1980s futuristic police cartoon C.O.P.S. Like most cartoons that the Dev Slate guys grew up on, it’s crazy, wacky and loved by children they once were. Listen on how they would update an old fav.

Find out more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COPS_(animated_TV_series)

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Episode 32 - Metroid

No one fucks with Samus. This week James and Yaw take on the Nintendo mega-franchise Metroid. How will the Development Slate guys tackle the sci-fi, female-led epic? Tune in to find out.

Find out more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metroid

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Episode 31 - Fell

This episode was 8 years in the making. This week James and Yaw talk about the incomplete Warren Ellis/Ben Templesmith masterpiece Fell. After they talk about their mutual love for the Image title and the burning questions they have about the story, they both talk about their own version of this dark and twisted comic. 

Find out more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fell_(comics)

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Episode 30 - The Fugitive

Duty versus justice, cat versus mouse, good versus shockingly bad. This week James and Yaw talk about what they liked and didn’t like about 196o’s Emmy-winning television show The Fugitive. Here’s a property that requires a visit to the original source material as well as the 1990s movie remake. Hear why in our 30th episode.

Find out more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fugitive_(TV_series)
The trailer to the hit movie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETPVU0acnrE

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Episode 29 - The Littlest Hobo w/Geek Hard

They came, they pitched, they impressed. This week James and Yaw welcome guests Andrew and James from Geek Hard (www.twitter.com/geekhardshow). Their choice of film to adapt… The Littlest Hobo! Not in a million years would the Dev Slate guys be able to see that coming, but boy were they ever impressed! Tune in for this special episode.

Find out more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Littlest_Hobo

The classic theme “Maybe Tomorrow” by Terry Bush: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgGKSjiw0HQ

Keep up with the guys from Geek Hard: http://geekhardshow.com/

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Episode 28 - Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

Big thoughts for a “small” world. James and Yaw have a great time talking about the charm of Rick Moranis, family movie essentials and what teachers played in classrooms as well as this week’s property Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. Tune in for their thoughts on this beloved classic.

Find out more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honey,_I_Shrunk_the_Kids

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Episode 27 - Enemy of the State

How concern are you about your privacy? This is a question we have been asking for years. This week James and Yaw tackle a film that has themes that ring as true today as they did during its initial release. This week on the Development Slate podcast the guys give a fresh take on the Will Smith vehicle “Enemy of the State”.

*Note: Yaw says “James Caan” when he meant to say his son’s name Scott. James would like to apologize for missing this opportunity to roast Yaw.

Find out more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enemy_of_the_State_(film)

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Episode 26 - SCUD the Disposable Assassin

Let’s take a turn towards the weird. Last week’s episode was weird because it was the 1980s, this week’s property takes things up several notches. Listen as an absolutely thrilled James and a befuddled Yaw talk about the comic book masterpiece SCUD the Disposable Assassin. 

Find out more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scud:_The_Disposable_Assassin
Get official with SCUD here: http://www.scud.com/

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Episode 25 - Silverhawks

The 1980s were a weird and magical time it seems. The Development Slate Guys have had a blast talking about properties from this era. This week James and Yaw talk about the cartoon, Silverhawks, much to the delight of James who can now confirm that this show actually existed!

Find out more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SilverHawks
The Intro is also something to behold: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyukifAmPNo

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Episode 24 - Gremlins

How can one film bring so much joy and lead to so many questions? Listen as James and Yaw have an interesting discussion about an all-time classic. Listen as the Dev Slate guys talk about Gremlins.

Find out more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gremlins

A site on Gremlins theories? Yes, there are plenty, but here is one: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Headscratchers/Gremlins

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Episode 23 - Outland

Take one part western, one part sci-fi and one part Sean Connery and you have one of the more pleasantly surprising properties that the Development Slate guys have covered. Listen as James and Yaw talk about the 1981 film Outland.

Find out more about this Sean Connery classic here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outland_(film)

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Episode 22 - The Last of Us

The Dev Slate guys showcase their passion for future dystopias as they talk about the Naughty Dog title The Last of Us. Listen as James and Yaw get lost and go to dark places in this horror video game franchise.

Learn more about James’ fav game from the past decade: http://www.thelastofus.playstation.com/index.html

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Episode 21 - Afro Samurai

We’re out here looking for revenge. Today James and Yaw are on a journey to develop the outstanding Afro Samurai for the big screen. This is a project that the Dev Slate crew really got into (to put it lightly).

Learn more about Takashi Okazaki’s masterpiece: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afro_Samurai
Check out Gareth Evan’s samurai short film here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdrwseAC9Jw

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