Episode 146

Deep Blue Sea

For 145 episodes, Jess was an almost constant feature on Verbal Diorama, whether that was by making noises in the background, featuring on episodes as herself, or just by being in the next room during recording.

Jess passed away after a brief period of illness on 15th March 2022, aged almost 18. She was a guiding light, my constant companion, and brought joy to literally everyone who knew her. She was my best friend.

So in tribute to, and in celebration of, her long and extremely loving life and her supersized brain (not achieved by any gene therapies), an episode featuring some really big fish, and a movie that borrows liberally from Jaws, Jurassic Park and Alien, mixing high-end production values with R-rated pulpy, lowbrow thrills, and very little actual science.

Interestingly, scientists in real life have been using shark antibodies to help find treatments for Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, so maybe Deep Blue Sea is actually slightly prophetic?

Deepest bluest, my hat is like a shark's fin.

I would love to hear your thoughts on Deep Blue Sea !

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Verbal Diorama
The podcast on the history and legacy of movies you know, and movies you don't.

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Em .

Hi! I'm Em. I created Verbal Diorama in 2018, and launched the podcast in February 2019 to rapturous applause and acclaim.... from my cat Jess.

The modus operandi of Verbal Diorama is simple: movies are tough to make! The coming together of a team of people from all walks of life to make something to entertain, delight and educate us for 90+ mins is not an easy task, and yet so many succeed at it. That must be something to celebrate.

I'm here to do just that - to celebrate movies. Their history and legacy, and why they remain so special to so many of us.

I mostly host solo, but often you'll hear my cat Jess in the background (she's 17 years old, and very loud!).

I love podcasts and listen to many, but never my own.

I unashamedly love The Mummy (1999) and Grease 2. I'm still looking for a cool rider.