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Scare Daniel Podcast Episode 22 – “The Cloverfield Paradox”

“This dimension is eating us alive!”

Interdimensional travelers Daniel Barnes and Corky McDonnell renew their Netflix streaming subscriptions for this week’s Scare Daniel review of the dreary space horror sequel The Cloverfield Paradox.  Originally called God Particle but rewritten mid-production to make it part of the Cloverfield franchise, The Cloverfield Paradox concerns an energy crisis on Earth, and yet the greater concern is the energy crisis onscreen.  Daniel and Corky turn up their moisture levels to discuss grieving astronauts, stable beams, the Huntsville skyline, the ethics of playing personal videos on work computers and the wisdom of trusting strangers who appear inside of your walls.

Netflix streaming release date: February 4, 2018

Critics scores: 17 on Rotten Tomatoes; 37 on Metacritic

This week’s craft beer: New Glory Craft Brewery’s Greenergy Double-Dry Hopped DIPA (8.0% ABV)

This week’s Darer: Cody Scott, co-host of the Orange Peel Mouth podcast

Why did Cody dare Daniel and Corky to watch The Cloverfield Paradox? “I watched Winchester, Three Billboards, and this in one weekend and this somehow managed to be the worst out of three movies that got progressively more awful.”

IMDB synopsis: “Orbiting a planet on the brink of war, scientists test a device to solve an energy crisis, and end up face-to-face with a dark alternate reality.”

This week’s referenced movies: Cloverfield10 Cloverfield LaneWinchesterThree Billboards Outside Ebbing, MissouriBrightFrankenstein (1931); Abbott and Costello Meet FrankensteinSon of FrankensteinFrankenstein (1994); Ten Little IndiansCollateral BeautyRed DawnBack to the FutureAliensGravity; Skyline; the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogyDo the Right ThingRawhead RexThe SnowmanIndiana Jones and the Last CrusadeStar Trek II: The Wrath of KhanGhostbustersEvent HorizonStar Trek (2009)

Ratings for The Cloverfield Paradox: Daniel – Dare; Corky – Dare

Related clips:

*The Cloverfield Paradox trailer

*The final two minutes of The Cloverfield Paradox

*How all three Cloverfield movies are connected

*Spock’s death from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

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