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Like a grizzled old hero who’s one day away from retirement and too old for this shit, FILM CORPS returns!
By far our most popular FILM CORPS was Cinepocalypse 2015 and now we’re knee deep in the muddy trenches of the very event we felt it time to pick up our film guns once more.

Not even now being in different countries can stop the return of the FILM CORPS in this time of need, so we take aim at the multiplex and assess the cinematic scene as we see it. Along the way we discuss the inflexibility of Superman fans, Marvel letting us see our Christmas presents early, the meaning of the Jurassic Park movies and more. So pick up your balls and load up your cannons for a 2015  summer film salute.

*This podcast was recorded before either of us saw Mad Max: Fury Road or Jurassic World. Professional commitments got in the way of editing and therefore publishing this podcast until now.

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As you may or may not know the humble multiplex is on a crash course with terminal amount of cinematic franchises, sequels, reboots and so on, and it’s due to hit in 2015. Only 2 men can prepare you for the fall out of such a catastrophic event. The preparation needs to start now, and those 2 men are the FILM CORPS.


What scenario exactly has lead Black Widow to strike that pose?

What scenario exactly has lead Black Widow to strike that pose?

Here it is, hot as it gets, straight from the country’s very first screening of Captain America: The Winter Soldier is the FILM CORPS review of Marvel’s ninth, latest movie. First segment is a non-spoiler review, before we issue a warning and delve deep into spoiler territory. So come back in a week when the movie’s on general release and listen to the second part. Or just spoil it and tell or your friends what happened. Either way, I hope we’ve helped you in your goals.

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Roger Moore brought the series back to its gritty, realistic roots.

Roger Moore brought the series back to its gritty, realistic roots.

Its an all too familiar scenario: you agree to go for just a quick one at the pub. You’ve got lots to do today, so you’ll just have one, maybe two and and then perhaps one more and then maybe another and then oh no look at that you’re completely wasted and its tomorrow. This is essentially what happened when Scott Forrest and I went for our brief sojourn in the James Bond franchise. The first installment was Scott and I going for that quick pint and staying for just one more.

In this episode Scott get a bit carried away on a full Bond bender.


Clearly hammered

Clearly hammered

In the words of AC/DC, “if you want FILM CORPS, you got it”. Back by popular demand, and frankly I’m surprised there’s been any demand for more of me bellowing nonsense into a microphone about movies, FILM CORPS is back. For the aforementioned reason I can therefore only assume that Scott Forrest’s frankly overpowering charisma has worked it magic and people are baying for more of his cinematic knowledge like the sick greedy pigs I know you all to be.


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You wanted it, and luckily by coincidence its necessary as the previous episode was part one of this episode, so here it is, the frankly much-longer-than-anticipated and mammoth second and concluding part of The Golden Age of Television. 

The Film Corps, RJ Bayley and Scott Forrest take you onto the shooting range of media mentorship, picking up where we left off with the Green Arrow show Arrow and look at

  • How the current state of television utilizes different formats of delivery made possible through advancing technology
  • The possibly groundbreaking artistic integrity of Breaking Bad
  • The real reason why ‘split-seasons exist’
  • A new plebgate instigated by Scott
  • Conspiracy theories revolving around (Leslie) Nielson ratings
  • The homogenization of media intake
  • The meaning of the word ‘Megadeath‘ and why Dave Mustaine chose a mispelling of that word as his band name
  • RJ Bayley accusing Scott of deliberately contracting cancer
  • The tradition of Christmas TV scheduling being eroded by VOD
  • Anthony Hopkins milking himself
  • and allegedly K-Pax allegedly falling over onto an alleged mirror covered in rows of alleged talcum powder while allegedly mistaking a rolled up note of currency which he allegedly accidentally put up his nose as he fell onto said alleged talcum powder with RJ Bayley’s alleged friend.

And with that menu, what do you have to resist? Tune into the concluding episode of The Golden Age of Television.



Spoilers Ahoy

Scott “R’s Akimbo” Forrest and myself AKA the Film Corps return, albeit this time looking at the phenomena of small-screen blockbusters.

We look back the constant state of ‘event’ television from the US, charting its course from 24, via LostThe Walking DeadBattlestar GalacticaBoardwalk Empire and others up until the present day.

In this episode I, having watched very little event television, take the role of someone who has watched very little event television. Scott meanwhile, as someone who has seen rather a lot of event television, takes on the role of someone who has seen rather a lot of event television. It was frankly a nightmare working out who was going to be in which role.

So, with the dynamic established, we debate what makes Event Television, and what identifiers we can see from it, through our respective scopes of film director and film writer. Scott takes me through why I should dedicate a little more time to it, and I get angry that he doesn’t like season 2 of The Walking Dead.



Now that the dust has settled we can separate the facts from the rumours a little better now and accompany them with some fine ale and whisky.

In our second show the Film Corps show we’re not ones to play by the rules by throwing a guest voice in as early as this second episode.

Us, being Scott Forrest, RJ Bayley and guest Niall Heseltine, chat about what the news from SDCC is and could mean for the future of our beloved franchises.

Join us as we look at construction of the DC Cinematic Universe, the future of X-Men, Scott’s Controversial views on Orczi and Kurtzman, and Karen Gillan‘s hair.

There’s even RJ Bayley’s first ever committed-to-recording burp.




Goats In The Machine and Forrestfire Productions are proud to involuntarily enlist you in a brand new web-casting show from the makers of Twelve Months Of Terror.

Film writer and critic RJ Bayley is joined by director, writer and photographer Scott Forrest, who together lead the Film Corps. This unique and never before attempted combination of both film maker and critic (as far as they are aware) means all your bases are covered when it comes to your training in the dangerous world of film.

They even have the greatest theme tune ever recorded.

In this first episode they give a bracing overview of a subgenre very close to their hearts, the superhero movie. Suit up and prepare to receive top notch intel on the history of the genre, landmark films in it, innovations its brought about, and just where we think its headed.

Prepare to enroll in the Film Corps.