Episode 30: The Apocalypse!!!

Christopher and Dominic take on all the Apocalypsessss, Apocalyptii, oh, you know. All of that. Pre-During-Post; The How; the story-telling effects; the good; the bad. You know, THE APOCALYPSE.

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Please don’t forget we are always open to suggestions to what you want us to kick around as a topic. Please see the “Suggestion Box” post for that (or feel free to leave a comment below with some ideas.) https://elevatingthegenre.wordpress.com/2016/09/16/first-blog-post

As always our music is provided by: Nathan Bruynoghe

And, finally, the links to the stuff we are talking about:

Diani and Devine: The Selling; Diani and Devin Meet the Apocalypse: http://www.dianianddevine.com/ddmta/
Stalker: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stalker_(1979_film)
Time of the Wolf: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0324197/
Invasion of the Body Snatchers: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0049366/
Zardoz: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070948/
A Boy and His Dog: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072730/
Night of the Comet: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087799/
Chakotay from Voyager is Robert Beltran!!!: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000296/
Snowpiercer: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1706620/
Escape from LA: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0116225/
Daybreakers: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0433362/
(I forgot Stakeland for the Vampire Apocalypse: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1464580)
Thundarr the Barbarian: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0181262/
Fail Safe (1964): http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058083/
These Final Hours: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2268458/
On the Beach: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053137/
(With Gregory Peck! Ava Gardner! Anthony Perkins! and Fred Mutha-Fuckin’ Astaire!!!)
Post- Apocalyptic Theater (we mentioned):
Marisol: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marisol_(play)
That Simpsons mythology play: Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._Burns,_a_Post-Electric_Play

Joanne stuff (Christopher’s upcoming feature):
https://www.facebook.com/joannethemovie/
Twitter: @JoanneTheMovie

Dom’s stuff:
https://www.youtube.com/user/dommah

And more US:
Dominic Mah: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1394256/
Christopher Morrison: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1392571/
Find Morrison online here: http://www.realityplus.org
One of Dom’s online presences: https://www.facebook.com/ThorHulkCritic

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Episode 29: Gale Anne Hurd!

If you call yourself a geek and don’t know that name, trust us, you owe her quite a debt of gratitude. She is the producer behind the classics: Terminator (and shares a co-writing credit on that one); T2; The Abyss; Tremors; The Hulk; The Walking Dead …and that’s just a start!

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Please don’t forget we are always open to suggestions to what you want us to kick around as a topic. Please see the “Suggestion Box” post for that (or feel free to leave a comment below with some ideas.) https://elevatingthegenre.wordpress.com/2016/09/16/first-blog-post

Sorry, no links this week! 😦

As always our music is provided by: Nathan Bruynoghe

 

Joanne stuff (Christopher’s upcoming feature):
https://www.facebook.com/joannethemovie/
Twitter: @JoanneTheMovie

Dom’s stuff:
https://www.youtube.com/user/dommah

And more US:
Dominic Mah: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1394256/
Christopher Morrison: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1392571/
Find Morrison online here: http://www.realityplus.org
One of Dom’s online presences: https://www.facebook.com/ThorHulkCritic

Episode 28: Humor and the Geek!

This week we crack into another concept (thus killing it entirely): HUMOR! What is funny? And why is it funny? What is funny about various and different fantasy and sci-fi IPs.

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Please don’t forget we are always open to suggestions to what you want us to kick around as a topic. Please see the “Suggestion Box” post for that (or feel free to leave a comment below with some ideas.) https://elevatingthegenre.wordpress.com/2016/09/16/first-blog-post

As always our music is provided by: Nathan Bruynoghe

And, finally, the links to the stuff we are talking about:

Margaret Atwood’s Variation on the Word Sleep: https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/variation-word-sleep
Another Fine Myth by Robert Asprin: https://openlibrary.org/works/OL2485613W/Another_fine_myth
(PS: I’m an idiot it’s not Asprin’s wife writing it now it’s Jody Lynn Nye: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jody_Lynn_Nye)
All things Dork Tower: http://www.dorktower.com
(by JOHN Kovalic, UGH Christopher gets a BUNCH wrong this episode)
Bored of the Rings: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bored_of_the_Rings
(And it’s freakin’ HARVARD Lampoon, not National Lampoon [HEY! don’t yell at me… one turned into the other, so there.]).
Hardware Wars: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ymFxkFfIhU
Red Dwarf: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Dwarf
To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/To_Say_Nothing_of_the_Dog

Joanne stuff (Christopher’s upcoming feature):
https://www.facebook.com/joannethemovie/
Twitter: @JoanneTheMovie

Dom’s stuff:
https://www.youtube.com/user/dommah

And more US:
Dominic Mah: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1394256/
Christopher Morrison: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1392571/
Find Morrison online here: http://www.realityplus.org
One of Dom’s online presences: https://www.facebook.com/ThorHulkCritic

Episode 27: Rey and Jyn and May the 4th Be With You AND Dr. Melissa Hillman!!!

Rey-Star-Wars-Rogue-One-motherIt’s Star Wars DAY! May the fourth be with you. And here we go on a deep dive on Jyn and Rey with Star Wars expert Melissa Hillman.

Dr. Melissa Hillman is the awesome.
Her awesome blog: https://bittergertrude.com
The theater company Melissa ran for 20 seasons: http://www.impacttheatre.com
Her 501st Garrison membership: https://www.501st.com/members/displaymemberdetails.php?userID=8382

Please don’t forget we are always open to suggestions to what you want us to kick around as a topic. Please see the “Suggestion Box” post for that (or feel free to leave a comment below with some ideas.) https://elevatingthegenre.wordpress.com/2016/09/16/first-blog-post

As always our music is provided by: Nathan Bruynoghe

And, finally, the links to the stuff we are talking about:
The Hero’s Journey (I have no idea what the bow tie wearing cheetah is about [or the diamond eyepatch]): 

Death of the Author summary: http://culturalstudiesnow.blogspot.be/2017/02/roland-barthes-death-of-author-summary.html
Carol Clover: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carol_J._Clover
Men, Women, and Chainsaws is her work on women in horror films
That dramatic structure Melissa talked about with Star Wars explained (it’s called Ring Structure/Composition): http://www.starwarsringtheory.com
Water by the Spoonful: http://stageagent.com/shows/play/1349/water-by-the-spoonful
Kathleen Kennedy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathleen_Kennedy_(producer)

Joanne stuff (Christopher’s upcoming feature):

https://www.facebook.com/joannethemovie/

Twitter: @JoanneTheMovie

And this is US:
Dominic Mah: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1394256/
Christopher Morrison: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1392571/
Find Morrison online here: http://www.realityplus.org
One of Dom’s online presences: https://www.facebook.com/ThorHulkCritic