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Minute 106: All the Heat You’ve Got

December 26, 2016

Guest Host: Tom Taylor

Tom Taylor is the cohost of the Indiana Jones Minute and the Caddyshack Minute podcasts. He’s also the author of the novel In Memory of Todd Woods. He lives in Chicagoland wth his wife and son, and is so busy he has no friends, except for all you nice people!

Vacation Co-Host: Nancy O’Kane

Nancy O’Kane, better known in Internet circles as “The Captain”, is much more comfortable watching movies than talking about them. Nevertheless, she has succumbed to the charms of her husband and agreed to take part in his podcast. When she’s not talking about George Kennedy and his cigars, she’s a full time student majoring in history and minoring in classics. She’s also busy being a caretaker to Rio, the most neurotic dog on the planet. Rio is afraid of thunder, lawnmowers, and plastic bags.


TGA Flight Two is in a steep dive. Captain Harris is trying to bring the plane down to an altitude where the air is thick enough to breathe.

Meanwhile, Toronto Center continues to monitor the double bloom of the aircraft’s transponder on their radar screen.

As Vern arrives back in the First Class cabin, the plane beings to level off. Vern takes another breath from the mask, and then removes it from his face to check the cabin air. He then heads for the cockpit.

“Global Two, Toronto Center,” radios the air traffic controller. The scene shifts to Harry Standish, Tanya, Mel and Bert Wetherby listening to Mel’s radio.

“We’re level at one-zero thousand,” reports Captain Harris over the radio. “Returning to heading two seven zero. We have damage due to explosion, extent unknown.”

In the cockpit, Vern enters rapidly. He turns to Cy Jordan. “Turn on all the heat you’ve got!” says Vern. Vern climbs back into the right seat.

“Can we maintain control?” Vern asks Harris.

“Well,” says Harris, “the rudder’s heavy and the stabilizer trim won’t respond, but at least the tail didn’t fall off. Where did he pull the trigger?”

“The starboard can,” replies Vern. Vern turns around to talk to Cy. “Go back and check the damage,” says Vern. “Report by interphone. And according to the mani-”

In this minute

Whit Bissell as Mr. Davidson
Jacqueline Bisset as Gwen Meighan
Helen Hayes as Ada Quonsett
Van Heflin as D.O. Guerrero
Pat Priest as Mrs. Copeland
Janis Hansen as Sister Katherine Grace
Dean Martin as Vernon Demerest
Peter Turgeon as Marcus Rathbone
Patti Poulsen as Stewardess Joan
Gary Collins as Cy Jordan
Barry Nelson as Anson Harris
Lloyd Nolan as Harry Standish
Burt Lancaster as Mel Bakersfeld
Jean Seberg as Tanya Livingston
Clark Howat as Bert Wetherby



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