TPOF Ep 114 – DOCTOR STRANGE 1978
THIS MONDAY is ALL NEW as Bunny and Steve tackle the 1970s, CBS, and the made
for tv movie DR. STRANGE! (Also, Steve wants to drink Ben Affleck's tears and
both Steve and Bunny live troll ALEX JONES fans on air!)
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Superman's dead AGAIN
The MIGHTY BOOSH
Harley Quinn and $$$
Sad Batfleck drama
PETER PIPER PIZZA
our HIT SINGLE
Steve going solo
Atom and his Package
our new favorite CONSPIRACY THEORIST
the dangers of CHEWING GUM
Who Shot NICE GUY EDDIE in RESERVOIR DOGS
adding a sentence right in the middle that
ISN'T in the podcast just to see
if DABNEY reads it
STARCRASH and Marjo Gortner
live action SPIDER-MAN
the name BRUCE
SHAZAM and THE ROCK
no one will ever get THOR
being in the pocket of BIG RAPE
The ABBOT AND COSTELLO hospital
STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION
a Lord of the Rings impression
bags of blue POWERAID
the dead ant from ANT-MAN
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Yoinked from wikipedia
Somewhere, an evil entity tells Morgan le Fay that he has been prevented
from breaking through to the earthly realm by a great wizard, and that she has
three days either to defeat or kill the wizard and win over his successor to
her master's side.
Le Fay possesses a young woman named Clea Lake and uses her as a weapon
against Thomas Lindmer, the "Sorcerer Supreme". She pushes him off a bridge
to his death, but instead of dying, he slowly gets up and magically heals
himself. His friend, Wong, looks after him and locates Lake for him. Suffering
from psychic aftereffects of the possession and haunting dreams of le Fay, Lake
is under the care of psychiatrist Dr. Stephen Strange at a psychiatric hospital.
Strange has the potential to become Lindmer's successor by virtue of abilities
and items inherited by from his father, including a signet ring. Strange
intuitively senses something very wrong, sharing Lake's nightmare about the
previous day's events, but does not understand what is going on.
Lindmer contacts Strange at the hospital and tells him that Lake needs
more help than what can be offered by medicalscience. Strange takes Lindmer's
card and is intrigued by the fact that Lindmer's card bears the same symbol
as his ring.Meanwhile, le Fay possesses a cat and tries to have it enter
Lindmer's house, but magical barriers repel it.
At the hospital, the head of Strange's department sedates Lake against
his directions, and she appear to slip into a coma from which Strange is unable
to revive her, Strange goes to visit Lindmer. Le Fay sees an opportunity to
kill Strange, but hesitates, and he survives.
Lindmer tells Strange that his ignorance is a form of protection, and
asks him whether he wants to know the truth or remain ignorant. Strange demands
to know the truth, and Lindmer says that he knows about how Strange's parents
died when he was eighteen. He says Strange is special, and that his parents
died protecting him. He says there are different realms, and that Lake is trapped
in them and only Strange can save her. Strange is dispatched to the astral plane
and confronts and defeats the demon Balzaroth, who had been sent by le Fay to
stop Strange from rescuing Lake. Strange and Lake return to the physical world.
The evil entity asks le Fay why she spared Strange. She confesses to being
attracted to him, and the demon threatens to make her suffer eternity as an old
woman. She vows that she will not fail. Strange checks on Lake, and agrees to
dinner with her later. He goes to see Lindmer and rejects the reality of
magic despite his recent experiences. As he leaves, he tries to remove his
father's ring and finds he cannot. Without meaning to, he lets the possessed
cat into the house. The cat transforms into le Fay and defeats Wong, seemingly
killing him. She then defeats Lindmer, but she cannot kill him in this world,
so she summons Asmodeus to transport Lindmer to the demon realms.
Strange visits Lake, but le Fay interrupts, promising him that promises
him not to harm Lake so long as he comes with her to the demon realms. He
agrees. Once there, he appears to be under her command. She offers him love,
wealth, power, and knowledge. She attempts to seduce him, and on the verge
of success, asks him to remove his ring. He protests that only Lindmer can
remove it, but she counters that he can do it if he tries. He refuses, defying
her. She attacks him, but he defeats her, rescues Lindmer, and returns them
both to the earthly realm where he also revives Wong. The evil entity transforms
le Fay into an old hag.
Lindmer explains that Strange must choose whether to remain mortal,
or to become the Sorcerer Supreme, forgoing ignorance, offspring, and
an easy death, but promises that he will, at least, have love. Strange
chooses to protect humanity, and Lindmer's power is transferred to him.
Lindmer passes out. Wong then warns him that, while he now has Lindmer's
powers, he does not yet have the knowledge or the wisdom to use them
correctly, and that, if he is not extremely careful, he can harm himself
or others. Strange then carries Lindmer in his arms, and puts him to bed
Strange is then shown at the hospital, where many patients have been
discharged. He leaves with Lake, who seems to have no memory of what
happened, other than as a bad dream. Le Fay is shown on television, young
again, posing as a self-help guru. Lake fails to recognize her. Strange
agrees to meet Lake later, and the film closes with him playing a trick
on a street magician, turning the flowers the magician was going to produce
using sleight-of-hand into a dove.