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Special Features March Madness 2020 was a supplementary March Madness tournament for Patreon subscribers. The tournament determined the next series of franchise commentaries. Mission: Impossible was the eventual winner, with the special features commentaries beginning June 30, 2020. A commentary series on the runner up franchise, Alien is scheduled for October 2020.

Summary[]

March Madness FAQs[]

  • The Special Features polls will be posted on Patreon only at 12 PM EST every day. Same time as Twitter for the main feed. But only Patreon subscribers can vote! So if you want a say you have to be #thethirdfriend!
  • Polls will be up for 24 hrs so you have time to decide.
  • Yes we know FF vs M:I is evil. That's what makes it fun 😈
  • This year is categories, not just seeds. Action, comedy, horror, sci-fi, family, comic books.
  • Frankenstein is the first four universal movies: Frankenstein, Bride, Son, Ghost
  • Halloween is everything but Rob Zombie remakes [1]

Milestones and Ephemera[]

  • The Twilight Saga, which was eliminated in round 1, went on to win in 2021.
  • The Matrix, which was also eliminated in round 1, would be the subject of a commentary series in 2022 as a supplement to The Podchowski Casters.
  • Star Trek (Originals) lost in the third round to Alien, was the subject of a commentary series in 2021.
  • Planet of the Apes (Originals) was the runner up series in 2022, losing to the Roger Moore Bond films.

Tournament[]

Complete bracket (click to enlarge)

First Round Matchups[]

1 March 2020

Subject Vote %
Alien 78%
Frankenstein 22%

patreon -- 3,324 total votes

2 March 2020

Subject Vote %
Indiana Jones 57%
Jurassic Park 43%

patreon -- 3,350 total votes

3 March 2020

Subject Vote %
Terminator 66%
Robocop 34%

patreon -- 3,224 total votes

4 March 2020

Subject Vote %
Mission: Impossible 61%
Fast & Furious 39%

patreon -- 3,463 total votes

5 March 2020

Subject Vote %
Austin Powers 51%
James Bond (Connery) 49%

patreon -- 3,188 total votes

6 March 2020

Subject Vote %
The Muppets 67%
Shrek 33%

patreon -- 3,216 votes

7 March 2020

Subject Vote %
Star Trek (Original Series) 57%
Planet of the Apes (Originals) 43%

patreon -- 3,015 total votes

8 March 2020

Subject Vote %
Twilight 42%
Harry Potter 58%

patreon -- 3,295 total votes

9 March 2020
Subject Votes Vote %
The Matrix 1,641 votes 50%
Resident Evil 1,652 votes 50%

patreon -- 3,293 total votes

10 March 2020

Subject Vote %
Police Story 36%
John Wick 64%

patreon -- 3,156 total votes -- reddit

11 March 2020

Subject Vote %
Superman 47%
Wolverine 53%

patreon -- 3,193 total votes

12 March 2020

Subject Vote %
Before Trilogy 76%
Moral Tales 24%

patreon -- 2,785 total votes

13 March 2020

Subject Vote %
Nightmare on Elm St. 54%
Halloween 46%

patreon -- 2,936 total votes

14 March 2020

Subject Vote %
Qatsi Trilogy 41%
Three Colours 59%

patreon -- 2,486 total votes

15 March 2020

Subject Vote %
The Exorcist 46%
Living Dead 54%

patreon -- 2,753 total votes

16 March 2020

Subject Vote %
The Apu Trilogy 56%
Antoine Doniel 44%

patreon -- 2,322 total votes

Round Two[]

17 March 2020

Subject Vote %
Alien 70%
Terminator 30%

patreon -- 3,114 total votes

18 March 2020

Subject Vote %
Indiana Jones 26%
Mission: Impossible 74%

patreon -- 3,144 total votes

19 March 2020

Subject Vote %
Austin Powers 49%
Star Trek (Original Series) 51%

patreon -- 3,307 total votes

20 March 2020

Subject Vote %
The Muppets 50%
Harry Potter 50%

patreon -- 3,352 total votes

21 March 2020

Subject Vote %
Resident Evil 53%
Wolverine 47%

patreon -- 3,077 total votes

22 March 2020

Subject Vote %
John Wick 61%
Before Trilogy 39%

patreon -- 3,118 votes

23 March 2020

Subject Vote %
Nightmare on Elm St. 62%
Living Dead 38%

patreon -- 2,964 total votes

24 March 2020

Subject Vote %
Three Colours 56%
The Apu Trilogy 44%

patreon -- 2,572 total votes

Round Three[]

25 March 2020

Subject Vote %
Alien 63%
Star Trek (Original Series) 37%

patreon -- 3,261 total votes

26 March 2020

Subject Vote %
Mission: Impossible 62%
The Muppets 38%

patreon -- 3,379 total votes

27 March 2020

Subject Vote %
Resident Evil 63%
Nightmare on Elm St. 37%

patreon -- 3,164 total votes

28 March 2020

Subject Vote %
John Wick 68%
Three Colours 32%

patreon -- 3,233 total votes

Round Four[]

29 March 2020

Subject Vote %
Alien 58%
Resident Evil 42%

patreon -- 3,300 total votes

30 March 2020

Subject Vote %
Mission: Impossible 77%
John Wick 23%

patreon -- 3,502 total votes

Round Five[]

31 March 2020
Subject Vote %
Alien 40%
Mission: Impossible 60%

patreon -- 3,657 total votes

Featured Episodes[]

The March Madness 2020 recap episodes appeared on Blank Check: Special Features.

# Title Link Guest(s) Length Date
SF50 March Madness 2020 Recap - Round 1 0:34 3/9/2020
SF52 March Madness 2020 Recap - Round 2 0:58 3/18/2020
SF54 March Madness 2020 Recap - Round 3 0:49 3/26/2020
SF56 March Madness 2020 Recap - Round 4 Chip Smith 0:38 4/2/2020

References[]

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