“Theodore Rex” Podcast Movie Review

Whoopi Goldberg and her dinosaur partner in Theodore Rex

Theodore Rex (1995; Jonathan R. Betuel) – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 10

“This is where the nightmare reaches its horrifying crescendo.”

On this shellshocked episode of the Dare Daniel podcast, esteemed dinosaurologist Daniel Barnes and “bodacious cretaceous” Corky McDonnell review Jonathan R. Beteul’s disastrous 1995 buddy-cop-mystery Theodore Rex, starring Whoopi Goldberg and a talking dinosaur.

Under the threat of a lawsuit, your soft skin hosts discuss the sexually aggressive vibe at the Extinct Species Club, ponder the difference being on-the-grid and off-the-grid, and wonder why there’s a samurai in the Ninja District.


Direct-to-video release date: July 2, 1996

Production budget: $33.5 million

Critics scores: 0 on Rotten Tomatoes

IMDB synopsis: “In an alternate futuristic society, a tough female police detective is paired with a talking dinosaur to find the killer of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals leading them to a mad scientist bent on creating a new Armageddon.”

This week’s beer: New Glory Brewing’s Citra Mon Pale Ale (6% ABV)

This week’s referenced movies: BrightGrudge MatchDemolition ManDick TracyHarold and MaudeBrewster McCloudLethal WeaponShaftRobocopI’m No AngelBigHackersRollerbabiesHookHoward the DuckYoung Sherlock HolmesFar from HomeBeverly Hills CopThe Bone CollectorCasablancaStar WarsBatmanMy Science ProjectSister ActThe Color PurpleGhostEddieSister Act 2: Back in the HabitMade in America; Fatal BeautyTelephone

Ratings for Theodore RexDaniel – Double Dare; Corky – Double Dare

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