Episode 7 – Conan the Barbarian (1982) with Greg Hatcher

“Crush your enemies. See them driven before you. Hear the lamentations of their women.”

Crom, we have never prayed to you before. We have no tongue for it. Podcasts please you, Crom…so grant us one request: grant us a discussion with Greg Hatcher of the Atomic Junk Shop blog! Together we will travel back to an age undreamed of, and discuss the bloody fantasy epic that put Arnold Schwarzenegger on the map: 1982’s Conan the Barbarian!

An adaptation of the classic Robert E. Howard pulp hero, Conan of Cimmeria is a warrior, a thief and a slayer of men. After the slaughter of his parents and tribe by a doomsday snake cult, Conan is enslaved and made into a gladiator. Thus begins his quest for bloody vengeance with sword, and axe and his own bare hands.

3 thoughts on “Episode 7 – Conan the Barbarian (1982) with Greg Hatcher

  1. Hi guys, enjoy the show and don’t want to be ungrateful but can you please do more of the true Arnie films before we look at the comedy efforts or unremarkable recent efforts? After all the reason Arnie is worth discussion is because of the classic films, not Sabotage or Stay Hungry.

    Sounds from that last teaser like you’re going to do something horrific like Junior or Jingle all the way next.
    No one likes or cares about those films. Do Terminator, T2, Commando, True Lies, Total Recall etc… That’s what we’re all here for. Don’t leave us with Arnold Blue Balls
    Thanks

    • Thanks for listening!

      One of the decisions that Casey and I made early on in this project is that we weren’t going to front load it with all of the Arnold classics like Terminator and Total Recall.

      We’re doing a semi-random order based on the guests we have, our own personal interest and the desire to space out the 80s classics.

      This is why about a year separates us doing Predator from Conan the Barbarian. And it will be a little while until you see one of the big ones. This podcast isn’t just about “good Arnold movies,” but his entire catalogue. Even the dark times. Even the bad stuff.

      So we’re going to space out the stuff we really love. And we do love the non-action classics, too. I actually have a lot of affection for Twins and Kindergarten Cop. As for Commando, Casey and I have both gone on record saying that it’s practically the perfect Arnold Schwarzenegger movie, which is why we’re doing it last. We want to close this show out with a bang.

      Our next film is definitely considered a bad one, but it isn’t a comedy. And stick around, even if you aren’t a fan of the particular movie we’re covering, we hope you’ll still enjoy the episode!

      • Thanks for responding. “End of days” is by no means a disappointment. Also want to mention “Sixth Day”, which is underrated and deserves your loving attention.

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