52: Of Unknown Origin with Mark Junop
Happy anniversary listeners! We’ve made it through 52 Canadian films without completely destroying our careers! To celebrate we’ve invited our first guest, Mark Junop, back into studio for a viewing of the other Canadian rat movie, 1983’s Of Unknown Origin. We talk the career of Shannon Tweed, how to make rats even grosser than they are, obscure Canadian reality tv series, animal sentience in horror movies, and how unhinged Peter Weller looks without even trying. This movie is great! Find yourself a copy, gather some buddies and get ready to cheer for the other Ol’ blue eyes (or the rat - your choice).
This week's end music is Fire of Unknown Origin by Blue Oyster Cult.
On this week's show
Mark Junop was born in Fort McMurray, AB and raised in Pembroke, ON. He earned his BFA in Film at Ryerson University. He is part of the comedy group Comedy Without Cause and currently is the Vice President of Director of Operations at Chesler/Perlmutter Productions where you can find his name at the end of such films as The Devil’s Teardrop (2010), Red: Werewolf Hunter (2010), Pegasus vs. Chimera (2012), A Very Merry Mix-up (2013), The Hazing Secret (2014), Christmas Incorporated (2015) and 18 other Christmas movies this past decade. Mark’s IMDB STARmeter as of this bio is 4,839,441 and he firmly believes that Clint Eastwood’s Sully should have ended with The Misfits “Where Eagles Dare” playing over the end credits.