Bad Reception: Making the Best of Bad TV

EP61 - Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm

May 28, 2019

Hold on to your joysticks (and internal organs!), this week we watched the television adaptation of the most notorious video game of the 90s, Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm! Brent from Home Video Hustle is back to fill in for Morgan, and he brings his ridiculously detailed knowledge of all things Kombat! No character is too obscure, no back story too insignificant, Brent knows these violent ninjas, robots, demons, and more, better than most people know their loved ones! But how can a kids Saturday morning cartoon capture the graphically gratuitous nature of this fatality-filled fighting favorite?

Mike and Brent discuss all their favorite (and least favorite) Kombat Karacters, the Star War prequels, and how Highlander II is superior to the first. Plus Brent gets down into some really deep cut MK games, defends the inexcusably awful movie sequel Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, and breaks down all the things the TV show got wrong! It's a spine-ripping, face-melting, heart-crushing good time!!

Was Defenders of the Realm a flawless victory, or were we screaming to “Finish It!?” Listen now to find out!

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