The Raiders Documentary That Refuses To Put Childish Things Away [Podcast]

The Movie: Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made (2015)

With guest Jenny Anckorn from Willard Price Adventure Podcast (site, Twitter, Facebook, and iTunes) and The Whole Shebang: The Minute-by-Minute Velvet Goldmine Podcast (Twitter, Facebook, and iTunes)

First came Raiders of the Lost Ark. Then came the shot-for-shot remake made by a group of boys looking to stay out of trouble. Then came the documentary about their efforts. Now, the history of the “Greatest Fan Film Ever Made” comes to a conclusion on an obscure Canadian podcast.

In our review, we look at everything from the pursuit of dreams and the desire to control your own story to the gender differences in fandom.

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Further Reading, Viewing, and Links:

  • Jenny’s young adult novel Untaken on Amazon


Other Episodes Referenced:

  • none really but we’ll throw Jenny’s husband Mike’s episodes in here
  • Episode #48 – Beyond the Black Rainbow
  • Episode #69 – Room 237

Other Movies and Series mentioned:

  • 50 Shades of Grey (buy on Amazon)
  • Best Worst Movie (buy on Amazon)
  • BoJack Horseman (watch on Netflix)
  • Confessions of a Superhero (buy on Amazon)
  • Dune (buy on Amazon)
  • Jodorowsky’s Dune (buy on Amazon)
  • Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s Island of Dr. Moreau (buy on Amazon)
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark (buy on Amazon)
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation (buy direct from their website)
  • Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made (watch on Netflix, buy direct from their website)
  • The Island of Dr. Moreau (buy on Amazon)
  • Troll 2 (buy on Amazon)
  • Velvet Goldmine (buy on Amazon)



Dylan Clark-Moore is a podcast creator and blogger at NetFlakes. You can find him on Letterboxd and Twitter.

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