Taylor Gaines and Tyler B. Commons get their dad arrested so they can record the last episode of Season One on the brand-new film “Toy Story 4.”
They get into some of the murky making-of material, debate what the new film is about, discuss whether it should exist, and dive into the journeys of all the characters. They talk about it all — WITH SPOILERS! — and finally slot “Toy Story 4” into the Natural Selection Rankings.
First, they break down the trailer for Pixar’s upcoming film “Onward,” sort through their individual algorithmic rankings they never knew they were creating, and listen to Taylor talk “Coco” with Patrick A. Jackson in this week’s “Unnatural Opinions” segment. Later, they announce the winners from Round 4 and dive deep on the Battle for the Crown.
First, they offer an analysis of the latest “Toy Story 4” trailer and take a look at their Rewatchability scores before Taylor talks “Incredibles” with Christian Torres in this week’s “Unnatural Opinions” segment. Then, they announce the winners from Round 3 and break down the unbelievable Final Four match-ups.
First, they break down the individual films’ “Pixar Scores,” welcome friend of the pod Sam Hensel to debate the merits of “Cars” in “Unnatural Opinions,” and parse the Theme scores. Finally, they reveal the winning movies from Round 2 and dive into the four match-ups of Round 3.
Taylor Gaines and Tyler B. Commons get back into the swing of things and kick of the second half of their Pixar journey this week with 2010’s “Toy Story 3.”
They reveal a near-disastrous plot turn the movie almost took, play a game called Summarize the Movie Last, debate whether Andy is a realistic character and break down Ken’s superb wardrobe. They also talk about the passage of time, old age, beauty in simplicity, late-stage capitalism and much more.
Listen until the end to see where “Toy Story 3” falls in the Natural Selection rankings.
On the first episode of Natural Selection, Taylor Gaines and Tyler B. Commons get out their old toys and talk about the first ever Pixar movie — and classic — “Toy Story.”
They trace the history of Pixar that led to the film’s release, discuss how incredible the team was at making movies from the jump and dive into some of the still-resonant themes from the movie. They also discuss whether Sid is actually a bad guy, whether “You’ve Got a Friend In Me” is actually a good song, and slide the movie into its rightful spot in the rankings.