BATS Theatre, Studio, 1 Kent Tce, Wellington

04/02/2022 - 04/02/2022

BATS Theatre-hosted online livestream, Global

04/02/2022 - 04/02/2022

Six Degrees Festival 2022

Production Details

Hosts - Lisa Doyle and Nik Raines

A Bug’s Life vs Galaxy Quest – It Takes Two is a podcast where Lisa Doyle and Nik Raines compare two movies with the same plot or premise.

This live episode focuses on Galaxy Quest (1999) and A Bug’s Life (1998) – two movies about groups of performers who are mistaken as warriors by a naive fan who then enlists their help to save his people.

BATS theatre, The Studio
4 February 2022

As at 5 February 2022 the Listen to This: Live Podcasts are available here:  

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As confusing as it is entertaining

Review by Mallory Stevenson 06th Feb 2022

Galaxy Quest is a niche sci-fi comedy for adults and A Bug’s Life is a big-budget animated sci-fi film, but both films are about a group of entertainers who are mistaken for warriors and get roped into saving an unfamiliar civilisation from destruction. (Google them if you want more detail.) This makes them prime fodder, or at least some kind of fodder, for this live episode of It Takes Two, a podcast that compares movies with similar plotlines.

The operative word is ‘compare’. Hosts Lisa Doyle and Nik Raines don’t seem to draw any conclusions, critical or comedic, from their comparisons of the movies. The discussion is cheerfully, bafflingly fact-based.

They’ll bring up something that happened in both movies, then focus on one movie and start summarising the relevant scene for as long as feels appropriate, before moving to the other movie and summarising that. Occasionally a different piece of media will come to mind and be summarised.

The It Takes Two podcast is carried by the inexhaustible nerdy enthusiasm of the hosts, as confusing as it is entertaining.

[As at 5 February 2022 the Listen to This: Live Podcasts are available here: ]  


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