Ep. #43-Solo (1996)

On this week’s episode, we’re talking all about SOLO–no, not the new STAR WARS spin-off, but the 1996 low-rent action flick starring Mario Van Peebles as the titular robot. When an android designed to be a top secret military weapon suddenly grows a conscience, he naturally goes on a violent killing spree, the irony of which is completely lost on the filmmakers. But it’s in the name of the weak and exploited, including an adorable moppet, so we’re cool with it. Plus, Adrien Brody pops up as a totally gnarly scientist, and William Sadler is on hand to both chew and devour the scenery as the dastardly villain. Basically, it’s the greatest thing ever. Eat your heart out, George Lucas.