Before there were music biopics, there was music. And before there was music, there was Apollo. This week’s episode not only features our longest title to date, but dives into the sordid true story of the birth of music. All the moments of music history pale in comparison. Ozzy Osbourne biting the head off a bat? Apollo slashes a snake dead on stage! Bob Dylan discovering electric guitar? We’ve got Zeus zapping lightning bolts into Apollo’s lyre! I don’t recall any battle scenes in Rocketman or Bohemian Rhapsody either, which this film has in spades. Bill Hader stars as Apollo, and he’s accompanied by Stephen Root playing the mighty papa Zeus as well as Brad Pitt reprising his role of Achilles, Apollo’s hated rival.
Guest starring Battery Guy Si from Technophobia Podcast!