The Road Warrior Minute 75 - Punching their way out

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Outside the compound, Wez sits chained before the Lord Humungus. As Humungus waits for the compound dwellers to make their move He loads his remaining bullets into his revolver. Back inside, the Warrior Woman notices the Feral Child clinging to the cab of the rig and orders him collected, but the Feral Child breaks free and finds his way back onto the Rig. Our special guests this Friday are Gary Roby and Victoria Cope from the Harry Potter Minute podcast.

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The Road Warrior Minute 74 - Right, let's get moving

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Pappagallo capitulates to Max’s request and hands him not only his shotgun but a handful of shells to go with it. With all matters settled, the compound dwellers make their final preparations to leave. Zetta and the other tanker defenders get into their fortified positions, Pappagallo and Max share a respectful nod, and Arkie and the Gyro Captain share a meaningful look across the compound before they make their grand escape.

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The Road Warrior Minute 73 - If it's all the same to you...

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As the compound dwellers continue to discuss the evacuation, Max utilizes the Feral Child to help him walk across the yard and join the conversation. The Mechanic argues with the Warrior Woman about being included on the tanker team, but they are interrupted by Max who’s had a change of heart and wants to drive the rig. Pappagallo and Zetta are skeptical of Max’s ability to perform the feat, but Max is adamant and reminds them that he is the best driver they have.

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The Road Warrior Minute 72 - We're gonna crash or crash through

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Max swings his legs down to the floor as the Feral Child brings him his jacket and gear belts. They share a look between them before we join the compound dwellers outside. In the courtyard of the compound, Pappagallo is going over the evacuation plan one more time before they leave their refuge for good. He reminds everyone of how the tanker should draw off the raiders and how important it is that they get away as quickly as they can.

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The Road Warrior Minute 71 - A second chance

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High above the wasteland, Max drifts in and out of consciousness following his ordeal out on the road. Whisked along by the Gyro Captain, Max allows himself to fall asleep only to wake up inside the infirmary of the compound with his wounds dressed. Noises above him are revealed to be the Feral Child who has been holding on to Max’s gear. As Max sits up he discovers that he’s not alone, and Max comes face to face with what remains of the Quiet Man.

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The Road Warrior Minute 70 - Relax, Partner

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Disoriented, bloodied, and alone, Max drags himself through the underbrush. As the dust and smoke swirls around him, Max hears the muffled sound of the Gyrocopter and turning over, sees a familiar shape moving towards him out of the sky. Soon Max finds himself flying high above the outback with a familiar face. This week we’re joined by the incomparable Sean German from the Spinal Tap Minute, 5 Minutes of Mime, and the upcoming Groundhog Day Minute podcasts.

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The Road Warrior Minute 69 - You Blew it, you fool

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As the Black-on-black burns below, Wez is joined by his reinforcements, but seeing as his prize has gone up in smoke He orders an immediate withdrawal. Far away, one of the compound dwellers sees the smoke rising in the distance, which prompts the Gyro Captain to take a closer look with his spyglass. By instincts alone, He can tell that Max is in trouble and after considering his options makes no hesitation to leap into action.

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The Road Warrior Minute 68 - It's all yours

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Max has found cover behind a rock, but it’s not enough to hide him from the leather-clad raider hunting him. Dog puts on a brave display but is killed by the raider. The Toadie opens the gas cap on the interceptor, activating the booby trap, but fails to hear the fuse burning until it is too late. As the other raider is ready to kill Max, the booby trap explodes the black-on-black disintegrating the Toadie and sending Max’s attacker flying. From the ridge, Wez looks on, furious.

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The Road Warrior Minute 67 - If he’s alive, I want him

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As the Black-on-black lands at the bottom of a ravine Wez and his accompanying raiders are there, ready to pick over the remains. Max is alive but gravely injured and bleeding heavily. Defiant, Max drags himself from the wreckage as Wez barks his commands to the Toadie and a Bad Cop raider. The two marauders make their way to the bottom of the ravine where the bad cop discovers an empty car, but the Toadie finds full gas tanks.

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The Road Warrior Minute 66 - You disobey me, You puppy

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With the compound behind him and a full tank of gas, Max thunders out onto the open road pursued by a detachment of raiders from the nearby camp who saw him leave. Max is quick to lose most of the marauders, but Wez is still gaining on Him. The Mohawker unleashes the full might of The Lord Humungus’ truck and quickly closes the distance, dealing a killing blow to the interceptor that sends Max off the road and into a terrifying rollover.

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The Road Warrior Minute 65 - See you around, maybe

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Max opens the bus gate and begins walking back to his car, but the Gyro Captain is quick to intercept him and let Max know that he’s making a mistake by leaving like this. Max says goodbye and drives away, leaving the compound dwellers behind to watch him disappear into the darkness. Max doesn’t get too far before the sound of his engine reaches Wez, and a new chase begins. This week’s guest is our good friend, teacher and fabricator, Nathan Porter.

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The Road Warrior Minute 64 - An honorable man

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With His fuel tanks full, and all stowaways cast off, Max fires up the Black-on-black and drives through the compound to the bus gate. Seeing the Road Warrior leaving, Zetta marches over to Pappagallo, surprised that He would allow Max to leave like this. Pappagallo defends Max, giving him credit for upholding his end of the bargain. Zetta points out that they still need a driver for the tanker. Pappagallo is not concerned, as He has decided to drive the rig.

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The Road Warrior Minute 63 - Get out, kid

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As Max replaces the booby trap under the Black-on-black, the Feral Child drops from the pipes above and sneaks into the car. Hearing the Feral Child scurrying about, and the twinkling of the music box, Max quickly discovers the kid and tells him to get out. The Feral Child is determined to leave with the Road Warrior, but Max isn’t having it and using the music box He gets the Feral Child out of his car, and turns his back on the disappointed child.

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The Road Warrior Minute 62 - Human beings with dignity

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Desperate to convince Max to stay and drive the tanker, Pappagallo presses on Max and makes the mistake of pressing too hard on the subject of lost family. Max tries to turn away, but a grab at his arm causes Max to haul off and punch Pappagallo in the face, sending him sprawling. Pappagallo rises to his feet, condemns Max as a piece of garbage aimlessly blowing in the wasteland, and hobbles away leaving Max to reinstall his booby trap on The Interceptor.

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The Road Warrior Minute 61 - Nothing to do but breed

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Lucky week 13 begins with Max insisting that Pappagallo has run out of bargaining chips to keep him around, but He and the Curmudgeon are convinced that they can still change Max’s mind. Curmudgeon leads by showing Max some postcards from their destination, the lovely Sunshine Coast, and extolling the virtues of a simple life by the ocean. Unimpressed, Max continues to refuse which leads to Pappagallo stepping up his tactics.

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The Road Warrior Minute 60 - I want you to drive the tanker

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Arkie Whiteley’s character makes the final decision to stay with the other compound dwellers. The Gyro Captain respects her decision and ultimately decides to stay with them as well. Elsewhere in the compound, Max is approached by Pappagallo and the Curmudgeon who would like Max to stay and drive the rig, but the Road Warrior is not keen on sticking around. We are joined this week by Tom Taylor from the Indiana Jones Minute podcast.

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The Road Warrior Minute 59 - This is my family

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As the mechanic and his assistants work on preparing the rig, the Gyro Captain and Arkie Whiteley’s character appear to be sneaking away. Before they get too far Arkie has a change of heart and stops to look back at the other dwellers frantically preparing for the morning. Noticing her hesitation the Gyro Captain tries to assuage her concerns, but she simply cannot bring herself to sneak out on the people who have become her family.

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The Road Warrior Minute 58 - Is anybody helping over there?

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The torture montage continues as scouts are strung up and brutalized while Lord Humungus stands on the ridge gesturing and reciting poetry. Meanwhile in the compound, the dwellers are frantically preparing to leave the next morning. Zetta stands in the center of the courtyard calling out directions in order to ensure that no effort is wasted. Vehicles are reinforced and repaired as the Curmudgeon tries to round up the compound’s livestock.

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The Road Warrior Minute 57 - You have defied me

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Despite the praise he received from the compound dwellers Max in unswayed in his decision to take his fuel and leave. Later that evening, the compound’s look-out points to the ridge where the Lord Humungus and his raiders have begun torturing and killing the captured scouts in full view of the dwellers. He declares for all to hear that they will know his vengeance and none of them will make it out alive. Then there’s a raider montage of raiders doing raider things.

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The Road Warrior Minute 56 - I was wrong about you

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Pappagallo receives an estimate of how long it will take to fix the damage to the rig and immediately orders it done in half the time. Max is replaced on the flamethrower by the Warrior Woman who extends an olive branch after their rocky first encounter. Max is only interested in getting back to his car, but several compound dwellers take the opportunity to swarm around him, this time to express gratitude for the delivery of the rig and to persuade him to stay.

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