It's our creepiest, most f***ed up episode yet...The Volturi! Kel and Mel discuss the Saga's villains according to the Illustrated Guide (plus some research on the side). We also ponder thoughts like: who would win, the Volturi or Voldemort? And why such similar names? Would Rosalie join the Volturi if she was invited? Is there hooking up going on in the lair? So many questions...
What influenced Stephenie Meyer when she created the Twilight Saga? Mel and Kel talk (over the phone) about the literature, music, and life events that inspired the books.
Plus, Mel started reading the first chapter of Life and Death! Whaat! Tessa Violet and Lovelytheband's new music video replicates The Baseball Scene. And we discuss Stephenie's potential Twilight books in the future...
Wish the Eclipse movie was a little longer? Well, there are six deleted scenes to watch and overanalyze with us! This week we revisit Eclipse’s deleted scenes and wonder: did they make the right call? Is it more important to be faithful to the books—or try to make a good movie? Kel & Mel also read listener messages and get sidetracked talking about The Sims!
This episode previously aired on August 4th, 2020 on our Patreon. We've never shared our secret mini-episodes with the world before, so enjoy! But just a warning: our Patreon episodes are always a bit more raw and directionless, so don't be too disturbed.
Episode description: "We're baaaack! And Happy Midnight Sun Day!! This minisode will be released on Midnight Sun's publication date, so we haven't actually read it yet. Instead, we discuss like unlikelihood of a Midnight Sun movie, our (significantly cut) interview with the Wall Street Journal, and talking to CATHERINE HARDWICKE. Plus, Taylor Lautner in the movies: natty or juice?"
Who are Bella, Edward, and Jacob really? This week we explore the characters through astrology and Myers Briggs personality types. Kel & Mel are admittedly not astrology experts (don't hurt us!), but Mel did her research. Then Kelly uses her Myers-Briggs obsession to attempt typing each character. We take the MBTI test pretending to be Jacob… and guess the trio’s Sex and the City types!
Last Tuesday, our Instagram account was shut down and all of our episodes briefly disappeared from Spotify, Apple Podcast, etc. We heard that tons of other Twilight fan accounts were shut down on Instagram, too. What's going on?? Is someone after us all?
Luckily (awkwardly) our account is back after lots of effort trying to get Instagram's attention. We talk about the whole situation, fandom on the internet, copyright vs. fandom, and social media on the whole.
Jacob, Leah, Seth, Sam, Paul, Quil, Embry, Jared...We're reading the Official Illustrated Guide again and this time, it's all about the Quileute wolves. And there's so much to discuss!
Who is Embry's father?? What's up with the Children of the Moon? What happens if a werewolf is stabbed in the heart? Or if a wolf is married *then* imprints? Such drama. Plus, we try to come up with a new Twilight book name...
Kel & Mel cover the Official Illustrated Guide’s chapters on vampires and the Cullen coven, sharing details left out of the books. There’s a section about vampire FLUIDS, and we wonder why didn’t Carlisle turn Elizabeth Masen into a vampire. He wasn’t into her?
Other thoughts: Esme is the only Cullen without a car; Jasper is possibly more tortured than Edward; and why did Stephenie Meyer choose to make Renesmee’s birthday 9/11?
Commentary on the commentary is back! Join us as we overanalyze Rob and Kristen's conversations from the 2010's Eclipse movie commentary. Those were flirty jokes between them, right? Was Rob making fun of Taylor? Was some dialogue cut out? Plus, sound clips! ♡
When Dan was young he mindlessly hated the Twilight series and would routinely delete the Cullen Mii characters Mel created on the Wii. Now that we’re older, Dan has decided to give the movies a shot. He joins us to discuss Eclipse and Breaking Dawn parts 1 and 2, which he watched for the first time.
If you heard him last year, you’ll remember Dan’s a hilarious and insightful guy. Is Renesmee a parallel for the birth of Jesus?? That’s just one of the many things Dan brings up…
P.S. We recorded over Zoom so please forgive us if the audio is less than great.