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INT. TABLE READS PODCAST – NIGHT

Sitting in a sparse room with microphones before them, SHAWN McBEE, KELLY LEVIAY and JOSHUA BAKER read screenplays that never made it to the big screen. These screenplays are not read in advance, so the team has no idea what they’re going to be getting. But let’s face it: If someone got paid to write a screenplay and then no one bothered to make it into a movie, there’s probably a reason…

While there is an occasional gem, yes, most of these scripts turn out to be BAD. Good or bad, these brave scriptonauts read AND COMMENT on the scripts, so that the world may know of the terror from which they have–until now–been spared.

So dig in and enjoy(?) some of Hollywood’s lost treasures(?)!

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INT. LATEST EPISODE – CONTINUOUS



Shawn, Josh and Jeff are reading a pre-Last Crusade Indy 3 script, and right out of the gate, Chris Columbus gives us the most-unlike-Indy Indiana Jones script you can possibly imagine. In fact, if you were to tell me that he had written a Scooby-Doo movie and just changed all the names, I WOULD BELIEVE IT. In the first 16 pages of this script, there are no less than a dozen Scooby-Doo Tropes… and nothing at all that you would affiliate with Indiana Jones. So far, this has been one of the most bonkers, mind-twisting scripts we’ve done so far.

Give it a listen and let us know if you agree!

If you'd like more, visit us at www.tablereadspodcast.com.

You can also find us on Twitter or Instagram under the name @TheTableReads or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/tablereads

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Hi there! You might have noticed that we're running some reruns at the moment.

That's very astute of you. You may also have noticed that Shawn and Josh seem to be constant, but Kelly and Jeff trade off. . . What's up with that?

The reality is that we have a pretty small studio and it's simply not a good setup to have 4 people recording. So we're fixing that! We're not getting a bigger studio, though. Instead, we're gutting the space we have and completely reconfiguring it in order to fit all four of us as well as making it nicer to look at so that we can add a video element to the podcast down the line.

Unfortunately, this means that we have to pull out all our recording equipment. So, while we renovate, you get to relive Kelly's first script, Beetlejuice Goes Hawaiian (or experience it for the first time, if you're a newer listener!) For the inconvenience, we have disabled all ads for these episodes.

NEW EPISODES WILL RESUME OCT. 22
Shawn, Josh and Jeff will be reading Indiana Jones and the Monkey King by Chris Columbus, and beyond that hope to begin working on scripts featuring all four of our co-hosts! We're very excited about what's coming 'round the bend!...

Wondering where you can listen to Table Reads? Well, we've put together a list of links to our show on the most popular platforms! Click on the name of your favorite service/directory/app below, and go straight to our show page where you can subscribe on whichever platform you prefer. Not listed here? No worries, just do a search and we're probably there. If not, let us know and we'll work on getting it added. We'll also go back and update this post with any new info.

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It’s the Finale of Joss Whedon’s Wonder Woman script and, guys, it starts off in pretty much the dumbest way you can imagine, introducing the silliest aspect of the Wonder Woman mythos, and not even in a good or motivated fashion. Honestly, it feels like he was getting bored with writing the script and decided to just wrap it up as fast as he could.

Give it a listen and let us know if you agree!

If you'd like more, visit us at www.tablereadspodcast.com.

You can also find us on Twitter or Instagram under the name @TheTableReads or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/tablereads

If YouTube is your favorite place for podcasts, head to YouTube.tablereadspodcast.com or find us on whatever your preferred podcast platform is.

Lastly, please visit our friends over on Screenplay Archaeology for in-depth stories behind some unproduced screenplays: https://screenplayarchaeology.podbean.com

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We were warned that this script got a bit icky, and this is the part where Joss finally endangers his Feminist Cred, as Diana is made less of a Wonder Woman and more of a Wonder Possession.

And all for a man. For shame.

If you'd like more, visit us at www.tablereadspodcast.com.

You can also find us on Twitter or Instagram under the name @TheTableReads or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/tablereads

If YouTube is your favorite place for podcasts, head to YouTube.tablereadspodcast.com or find us on whatever your preferred podcast platform is.

Lastly, please visit our friends over on Screenplay Archaeology for in-depth stories behind some unproduced screenplays: https://screenplayarchaeology.podbean.com

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Steve and Diana arrive in Gateway City, where Diana faces off against Strife for the first time in what must be the biggest coincidence since that Venom goop randomly fell right next to Peter Parker in Spider-Man 3.

Also like Spider-Man 3, there is a dance number. And, no, I am not fucking making that up.

Luckily, this is overall not anywhere near as bad as Spider-Man 3, so you should be able to get through it without feeling the need to knock yourself unconscious.

If you'd like more, visit us at www.tablereadspodcast.com.

You can also find us on Twitter or Instagram under the name @TheTableReads or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/tablereads

If YouTube is your favorite place for podcasts, head to YouTube.tablereadspodcast.com or find us on whatever your preferred podcast platform is.

Lastly, please visit our friends over on Screenplay Archaeology for in-depth stories behind some unproduced screenplays: https://screenplayarchaeology.podbean.com

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This is it! The stunning finale of Gladiator 2! And by stunning, we mean "wherein literally not a single thing that has been set up in the entire script gets paid off and the story is completely abandoned in the middle of what should be the climax in order to just do something weird and dumb that makes no sense!"

Yes, this script fulfilled all our greatest wishes for it.

If you'd like more, visit us at www.tablereadspodcast.com.

You can also find us on Twitter or Instagram under the name @TheTableReads or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/tablereads

If YouTube is your favorite place for podcasts, head to YouTube.tablereadspodcast.com or find us on whatever your preferred podcast platform is.

Lastly, please visit our friends over on Screenplay Archaeology for in-depth stories behind some unproduced screenplays: https://screenplayarchaeology.podbean.com

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