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.
First, they break down the Pixar Concept scores, hear from old
friend Levi Bradford on what they got wrong about “Monsters, Inc.” in the new segment
“Unnatural Opinions,” and discuss the Animation rankings. Then they reveal the four
winners from Round One and unveil the official match-ups for the second round.
Taylor Gaines and Tyler B. Commons bring everything together to kick off the official Natural Selection bracket.
In this episode, they wrap up the regular season, explain how voting will work, break down the Box Office and Critical rankings, analyze the Pixar Theory in full, and unveil the four match-ups in the play-in round.
Taylor Gaines and Tyler B. Commons undermine their entire podcast series by recording their final regular episode on 2018’s “Incredibles 2.”
They talk about how it changed from their first viewing last summer, what happened to Mirage, how close we were to seeing Frozone’s wife in the movie, the frank adultness of much of the film, Brad Bird’s political commentary, the character shading hidden in the names of the movie’s foils, why the best villains are usually right, Jack-Jack’s 17 superpowers, Usher’s cameo in the movie, and much more.
On this episode, they also unveil the FINAL OFFICIAL Natural Selection rankings and seeding for the upcoming tournament to determine the greatest Pixar movie of all time.
Taylor Gaines and Tyler B. Commons sing their hearts out in the second to last episode of Season 1 of Natural Selection for 2017’s “Coco.”
They discuss why the movie’s title had to be changed in Brazil, how it got past China’s Communist censors, Disney walking right into controversy early in production, the original plans for the film’s plot, THE MUSIC, the concept of Third Death (!), where Hitler lives in the Land of the Dead, the different uses of “Remember Me,” and much more.
Stay tuned til the end to find out where this movie falls in the Natural Selection rankings!
Taylor Gaines and Tyler B. Commons are back on the track for one final victory lap as they lock in on 2017’s “Cars 3.”
They talk about how Pixar got Paul Newman into the movie posthumously, the movie’s sharp turn away from Radiator Springs, Lightning’s growth and self-reflection, whether Pixar was more embarrassed by “Cars” or “Cars 2,” demolition derbies, motivational speeches, statistical revolutions and more.
Stay tuned for a shocking session of the Natural Selection power rankings.