Enjoy Stuff: A TechnoRetro Podcast

Turn your Temple of Doom into a Temple of Enjoy as we look at the classic Indy Sequel from 1984. Jovial Jay and Shua share a delicious dinner of monkey brains and eyeball soup on Enjoy Stuff!


Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom wasn’t just a gross out movie with dark action that was a catalyst for developing a PG-13 movie rating…it also had Short Round. But really it is an underrated Indy movie with lots of great stuff. And Ke Huy Quan is back in a new movie after being away from Hollywood for a long time. 



Eggo releases Mandalorian waffles!

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A trailer for Weird: The Al Yankovic Story has been released and we are on board!

What we’re Enjoying

Jay was inspired by an Enjoy Stuff episode and rewatched The Good Place. It’s still a thought-provoking series with humor and great themes. Shua is reading some pulp fiction in the form of a Star Trek novel. ‘The Vulcan Academy Murders” by Jean Lorrah is a goofy, fun Star Trek Murder mystery from 1984. 


Sci-Fi Saturdays/MCU Location Scout

Be sure to check out Jay’s articles on Retrozap.com. This week he looks at the 1993 Sylvester Stallone and Wesley Snipes sci-fi movie ‘Demolition Man’.  If for no other reason, you should read this article to find out the secret of the 3 shells. And make sure to check out MCULocationScout.com for some Moon Knight locations and soon, more Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. 


Enjoy movies!

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom! The second Indy outing came at an interesting time in Steven Spielberg’s and George Lucas’s life. They were both dealing with bad relationship breakups and it manifested itself in the darkest Indy story we ever got. 


But all that gross out fun and dark themes sure appealed to teenage Jay and teenage Shua. We revisit all the things that we loved about this movie and some interesting trivia. 


Short Round was a beloved character that came from this film. Ke Huy Quan owned the role and it looked like he had a long future in Hollywood ahead of him. But other than the Goonies, he all but disappeared from our screens. Now he’s back in an A24 film called ‘Everything, Everywhere, All at Once’. It’s an impressive performance too, and a wild ride.


What did you think of ‘Temple of Doom’? Was it too dark for your taste? Did you read all the way to the bottom? First person that emails me with the subject line, “No time for love, Dr. Jones” will get a special mention on the show.  Let us know. Come talk to us in the Discord channel or send us an email to podcast@enjoystuff.com

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