Theodore Rex (1995; Jonathan R. Betuel) – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 10
“This is where the nightmare reaches its horrifying crescendo.”
On this shellshocked episode of the Dare Daniel podcast, esteemed dinosaurologist Daniel Barnes and “bodacious cretaceous” Corky McDonnell review Jonathan R. Beteul’s disastrous 1995 buddy-cop-mystery Theodore Rex, starring Whoopi Goldberg and a talking dinosaur.
Under the threat of a lawsuit, your soft skin hosts discuss the sexually aggressive vibe at the Extinct Species Club, ponder the difference being on-the-grid and off-the-grid, and wonder why there’s a samurai in the Ninja District.
Direct-to-video release date: July 2, 1996
Production budget: $33.5 million
Critics scores: 0 on Rotten Tomatoes
IMDB synopsis: “In an alternate futuristic society, a tough female police detective is paired with a talking dinosaur to find the killer of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals leading them to a mad scientist bent on creating a new Armageddon.”
This week’s beer: New Glory Brewing’s Citra Mon Pale Ale (6% ABV)
This week’s referenced movies: Bright; Grudge Match; Demolition Man; Dick Tracy; Harold and Maude; Brewster McCloud; Lethal Weapon; Shaft; Robocop; I’m No Angel; Big; Hackers; Rollerbabies; Hook; Howard the Duck; Young Sherlock Holmes; Far from Home; Beverly Hills Cop; The Bone Collector; Casablanca; Star Wars; Batman; My Science Project; Sister Act; The Color Purple; Ghost; Eddie; Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit; Made in America; Fatal Beauty; Telephone
Ratings for Theodore Rex: Daniel – Double Dare; Corky – Double Dare