Doom Generation

Nicole and Tessa

Join the delightful damsels of doom as they journey back to the 80's & 90's to misremember all their fondest memories. Laugh along as they discuss, dissect, dish, and dunk on the pop culture media that doomed them to be who they are today. All while their research assistants try to keep them from veering too far off nostalgia lane. Instagram: @doomgenerationpod for bonus content. Support this podcast:

  • 1 hour 16 minutes
    Flight of the Navigator (1986): "See you later, navigator!"

    July 4th 1978, the Freemans (Cliff DeYoung, Veronica Cartwright) are preparing for fireworks and send oldest son, David (Joey Cramer) out to meet his little brother, Jeff (Albie Whitaker), when he goes missing. David reappears 8 years later having not aged a day since he left and at the same time a mysterious craft is located in downed power lines nearby. He doesn't quite believe until he sees "little" brother Jeff (Matt Adler), who is now older than him. Dr. Faraday (Howard Hesseman) of NASA is alerted when images of the craft appear in David's brain scans. In order to find the truth, the Freemans allow their son to go to NASA where he's kept from everyone but the doctors and a young assistant, Carolyn (Sarah Jessica Parker). The whispers in his mind lead him to the ship run by Trimaxion (Paul Reubens), sent from Phaelon to study other lifeforms, but now it's stuck until it can retrieve the start charts from David's brain. Wanting only to get home (preferably to his own time) David boards the ship and makes the Flight of the Navigator, this week on Doom Generation. 

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    4 July 2024, 7:00 am
  • 1 hour 9 minutes
    Wet Hot American Summer (2001): "I'm gonna go hump the fridge."

    It's the last day and the staff of Camp Firewood has seen their fair share of break-ups, make-ups, and hook-ups and it all comes to a head tonight at the talent show. Will Victor (Ken Marino) escape Neil (Joe Lo Truglio) and make it back in time to rail Abby (Marisa Ryan)? Will Katie (Marguerite Moreau) ditch Andy (Paul Rudd) for Coop (Michael Showalter)? Will Gene (Chris Meloni) stop picking on Gary (A.D. Miles)? Will McKinley (Michael Ian Black) get that smelly kid to shower? Will Gail (Molly Shannon) find the strength to leave her husband (Judah Friedlander)? Will Susie (Amy Poehler) and Ben (Bradley Cooper) pull off this performance? Will Beth (Janeane Garofalo) and Henry (David Hyde Pierce) save the camp from falling space junk?! Find out now! It's gonna be a long day at the end of a Wet Hot American Summer, this week on Doom Generation.

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    29 June 2024, 2:29 am
  • 1 hour 38 minutes
    The Mummy (1999): "You came back from the desert with a new friend, didn't you Beni?"

    Long ago in Thebes, the keeper of the dead Imhotep (Arnold Vosloo) decides to risk it all with the Pharaoh's main squeeze Anck Su Namun (Patricia Velasquez). They are foiled of course and Imhotep is entombed alive under the curse of the Hom-Dai never to be released. After 3,000 years Jonathan Carnahan (John Hannah) brings a mysterious key to his librarian sister Evelyn (Rachel Weisz) who finds a map to the city of Hamunaptra inside. With the reluctant help of rough and ready boots, Rick O'Connell (Brendan Fraser) they set out to find the treasures they seek. It won't be easy, they have to beat a team of Americans led by skeezy Beni (Kevin J. O'Connor), dodge the magi led by tall, dark and tattooed Ardeth Bay (Oded Fehr) and face off against an ancient curse when they resurrect The Mummy. Adventure, romance and a main cast of hotties, this week on Doom Generation! 

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    22 June 2024, 3:39 am
  • 1 hour 23 minutes
    The People Under The Stairs (1991): "Yeah, and maybe the President will make me Secretary of Pussy"

    They say you never know what's going on behind closed doors, Fool (Brandon Quintin Adams) and his sister Ruby (Kelly Jo Minter) have a deathly ill mother and an eviction notice to deal with complicated by a lack of funds. Ruby's boyfriend Leroy (Ving Rhames) has a plan though. He's heard of a fortune hiding inside the house of their mysterious landlords. After scoping out the house, accomplice Spenser (Jeremy Roberts) disappears, prompting Leroy and Fool to follow into the booby trapped house guarded by Prince the Rottweiler. Fool meets Alice (AJ Langer), who's never been outside and Roach (Sean Whalen), a tongue-less captive who's escaped into the walls. When Mommy and Daddy (Everett McGill and Wendy Robie) arrive home to clean house, Fool barely escapes with his life and proof of the fortune inside which actives Grandpa (Joe probably) Booker (Bill Cobbs) who says it's enough to save his mother and leave all this behind. Fool made a promise though, he must go back to not only rescue Alice and Roach ,but also Zombie Whitfield Crane and the rest of The People Under the Stairs. It's our podiversary, we're all here and we're wearin' our leatha, whateva! - on this episode of Doom Generation. 

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    15 June 2024, 4:58 am
  • 1 hour 28 minutes
    A League of Their Own (1992): "Lay off the high ones! Mule! Nag!"

    When WWII threatens to shut down baseball, candy man Walter Harvey (Garry Marshall) bankrolls an all girls pro baseball league. He enlists Ira Lowenstein (David Strathairn) to run it and he sends scout, Ernie Capadino (Jon Lovitz) around the country to sign up ball playing dollies. Sisters, Dottie and Kit (Geena Davis, Lori Petty) team up with the Rockford Peaches (Madonna, Rosie O'Donnell, Megan Cavanagh, Tracy Reiner, Bitty Schram, Ann Cusack, Anne Ramsey, Freddie Simpson, Renee Coleman, etc.) under washed up coach, Jimmy Dugan (T no Hanks) to inspire and entertain crowds in ballparks across the country. A Penny Marshall classic that taught us there's no crying in baseball. A League Of Their Own, with special guest research assistant LORETTA, this week on Doom Generation.

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    8 June 2024, 4:33 am
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
    Grease 2 (1982): "Yeah, I'm free everyday, it's in the Constitution...hehe."

    We gotta go back, back, back to school AGAIN! Sandy's cousin, Michael (Maxwell Caufield) has come back to Rydell High under the watchful eye of Frenchy (Didi Conn). Trying to fit in with the T Birds (Adrian Zmed, Christopher McDonald, Peter Frechette, Leif Green) he realizes he needs a motorcycle in order to be the Cool Rider that head Pink Lady, Stephanie (Michelle Pfeiffer) needs.  The rest of the Ladies (Lorna Luft, Alison Price, Maureen Teefy) question Stephanie's loyalty to the gang while being the girls for all seasons. Do it for your country, Grease 2 this week on Doom Generation. 

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    1 June 2024, 6:29 am
  • 1 hour 12 minutes
    The Birdcage (1996): "Put the goddamn pinky DOWN!"

    Ah young love! Very, very young love - Val (Dan Futterman) and Barbara (Calista Flockhart) want to get married but, they've got some problems (aside from their ages). Barbara's father (Gene Hackman) is Sen. Keeley, the co-founder of the Coalition for Moral Order and Val's father (Robin Williams), Armand is a gay nightclub owner. When a scandal breaks along with the nuptial news, Mrs Keeley (Diane Wiest) suggests a wedding could distract the masses. Val returns home to construct a deception, starting with sending his mother, the Starina of the club, Albert (Nathan Lane) away. If only Armand can get Val's birth mom, Katherine (Christine Baranski) to come thru and complete the illusion. With the tabloids hot on the trail, emotions are high, the help, Agador (Hank Azaria) is no help and hijinks ensue in The Birdcage, this week on Doom Generation. 

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    25 May 2024, 5:45 am
  • 1 hour 39 minutes
    Overboard (1987): "You know what your problem is?"

    While tooting around on their yacht, the Staytons, Grant (Edward Herrmann) and Joanna (Goldie Hawn) pull into a small coastal town for repairs. After abusing local handyman, Dean Proffitt (Kurt Russell) and peeling out of the bay, Joanna falls off the yacht and is found with amnesia. When her own husband leaves her behind, Dean steps in to exact revenge. He does what any of us would do, takes her his hovel, convinces her she's his wife "Annie" and that she's the mother to not 3 but 4 wild boys (Jared Rushton, Brian Price, Jeffrey Wiseman, Jamie Wild). For three months Grant parties on the high seas, but can't dodge the Boss, mother in law Edith Mintz (Katherine Helmond) forever and he's forced to retrieve Joanna. Will she become Diddums again or has the Stockholm syndrome set in? We're going Overboard this week on Doom Generation.

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    18 May 2024, 4:52 am
  • 1 hour 13 minutes
    Sixteen Candles (1984): "They f*cking forgot my birthday."

    Today, Samantha Baker (Molly Ringwald) wakes up chronologically 16 but, as she complains to bestie Randy (Liane Curtis), still hopelessly, physically 15. At school she's hounded by horny freshman, Farmer Ted (Anthony Michael Hall) while she pines away for senior dreamboat, Jake Ryan (Michael Schoeffling) with the perfect girlfriend (Haviland Morris). At home, she has to put up with handsy, meddling grandparents who've brought along a foreign exchange student, Long Duk Dong (Gedde Watanabe). To make matters worse, with the excitement of her sister, Ginny's (Blance Baker) wedding tomorrow, her parents (Carlin Glynn, Paul Dooley) fucking forgot her birthday! We're celebrating 40 years of another John Hughes classic, Sixteen Candles, this week on Doom Generation. 

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    11 May 2024, 5:08 am
  • 54 minutes 59 seconds
    ¡Three Amigos! (1986): "Oh yes, you have a plethora."

    Silent film actors, Lucky Day (Steve Martin), Ned Nederlander (Martin Short) and Dusty Bottoms (Chevy Chase) find themselves out on their collective asses when their studio boss, Harry Flugelman (Joe Mantegna) decides he's had it with them. Fortunately for them small town gal, Carmen (Patrice Martinez) is dumb enough to think a movie was the real deal. She sends word that her small town of Santa Poco needs them to go against the infamous El Guapo (Alfonso Arau) and his gang of banditos led by his right hand man, Jefe (Tony Plana). Thinking they've been hired for a personal appearance, the actors arrive to a potentially deadly misunderstanding. Ride! Fight! LOVE! ¡Three Amigos! This week on Doom Generation. 

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    4 May 2024, 5:51 am
  • 1 hour 34 minutes
    Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (1971): "You lose! Good day sir!"

    Poor Charlie Bucket (Peter Ostrum) doesn't have much more than his dreams when a mysterious candy man, Willy Wonka (Gene Wilder) sends five golden tickets out all over the world. The finders of these tickets win a tour of the famous factory where nobody ever goes in and nobody ever comes out. Augustus (Michael Bollner), Violet (Denise Nickerson), Veruca (Julie Dawn Cole) and Mike Teevee (Paris Themmen) and their parent meet up with lucky last minute winner Charlie and his dubious Grandpa Joe (Jack Albertson) for an unforgettable freak out into a land of pure imagination. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, this week on Doom Generation.

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    27 April 2024, 5:14 am
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