Feature Discussion: Summer, David and Brian talk about Emma Bull's critically acclaimed 1987 debut novel, War for the Oaks. We get a glimpse of how there might be magic in all realms that may happen to collide in this world of ours. All in all, it's a fast, fun read. Go check it out.
Feature Discussion: Summer, David and Brian join forces to discuss Poltergeist, a 1982 offering from Steven Spielberg and Tobe Hooper. Despite the fact this movie is now 25 years old, there is some disagreement on whether this movie can rightfully be called "classic".
We have a rare and special treat for you this time around: a separate voicemail show! Summer, David and Brian dive into the voicemails we received for Show #29, Colossus: The Forbin Project, and much fun discussion ensued.
Welcome to Show #30... again. Feature Discussion: Tim and David give an overview of the book and the plot summaries, while Summer saves most of her commentary for the later dissection of the storytelling style. It's an engaging space-faring adventure, although it's easy to see how the writing style
Feature Discussion: Summer, Dave and Brian give an overview of the film, and discuss some of the relatively ground-breaking computer usage (for 1970), and talk a bit about the understated acting performances and how they help create create the slow build up of human desperation in the face of an pow
Raise a root beer in memory of Randy Innuendo. Song: "Mason Rocket" by Beatnik Turtle
Summer, Dave and Tim give an overview of the story, and discuss some of the more interesting aspects of the book: varying zones of thought dividing up the galaxy, a sentient evil entity and its sentient countermeasure, and a quasi-lupine civilization whose packs are formed from hive minds.
Dave and Brian go over the highlights of the movie, and some lively discussion about what does and doesn't work for the story and the myth. It's much easier to ignore the continent-hopping accents and origins than it is to ignore some of the plot problems. The humor and the wonderful acting by Clanc
Joe Murphy is back, joining Dave and Summer in the discussion of Robert J. Sawyer's 1992 novel, Far-Seer. This is the first book in the Quintaglio Ascension trilogy, and it features a planet of intelligent and advanced dinosaurs.
Two Ninjas plus One discuss the 1984 cult classic film, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension. It's a little hard to classify this movie because it pulls elements from so many different genres: a smattering of extraterrestrials, a lot of swashbuckling action, a little rock-n-rol