HTP Episode 149 – James Greene, Jr.

James Greene, Jr. is the author of the recent Ghostbusters history book, A Convenient Parallel Dimension. His book goes a great job of looking at the struggles to create the different installments in the Ghostbusters franchise, including looking at the conflicts that happened behind the scenes. In this episode of Hungry Trilobyte, James and I spend a fair amount of time discussing how film culture itself was different in the 80s, at the time of the first Ghostbusters, and how that shaped our view of the film 40 years later.

You can follow James on Twitter and on his official website.

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HTP Episode 148 – Screaming Chuy Returns… With Arlyn Adriana!

Screaming Chuy (first appearing on Hungry Trilobyte in Episode 76) returns with his friend and musical colleague, Arlyn Adriana.  The three of us discuss what it’s like to get your start as a creator, as well as looking at the similarities and differences between her goals (being a singer) with that of a writer or podcaster.  We also throw out some ideas about horror movies and tequila.

Arlyn previously appeared on an episode of Screaming Chuy’s show.  You can follow her on YouTube .

 

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HTP Episode 147 – Jim the Podcast Sherpa

Jim the Podcast Sherpa is your guide to the many, many podcasts of the internet.  As the host of the podcast ‘Too Many Podcasts!’ Jim likes to dig up deep cuts and show a new listener why they’d want to try a certain podcast.  Often, he does this by looking deep into why the host does their show, and why they do it a certain why.  Appropriately, Jim and I spend a lot of this episode discussing why our shows take the form they do, which is some great inside chat for a new podcaster. 

I previously appeared on Jim’s show in August of 2022, and would be happy to return any time.

This episode also features commentary on my plan for social media now that Elon Musk owns Twitter.

Jim hosts Too Many Podcasts and The Sherpa Screening Room on nearly any podcast platform you can think of, and tracks everything on his website, The Sherpalution.

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HTP Episode 146 – Cinema Snob Brad Jones

Image sourced from The Cinema Snob Wiki and is believed to be in the Public Domain.

Brad Jones, known widely as his character the Cinema Snob on the web series of the same name, has been entertaining fans since 2010. The show began on Channel Awesome before eventually finding its way to YouTube.

In this episode of Hungry Trilobyte, Brad and I talk MST3K: The Movie and the meta-ness about creating a commentary program for a commentary program. There’s also a lot of discussion about what challenges an online creator will face years into their big project.

By the way… does anyone remember the educational film I mentioned, The Magic House?

You can follow Brad on his official website. He maintains a Twitter feed, Facebook, and Patreon as well. Watch for his next project, 1960 in Film, on Channel Awesome.

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HTP Episode 145 – Stanley Livingston

Stanley Livingston is a veteran actor known for My Three Sons and Please Don’t Eat the Daisies. He comes to Hungry Trilobyte to talk about The Actor’s Journey, a comprehensive course on the business side of acting. Stanley and I concur that, even with the tools offered to today’s internet talent, the fundamentals of building a career with smart decisions haven’t changed much.

The Actor’s Journey is an 8-disc DVD series, currently scheduled to transition to streaming in December of 2022. It also includes the talents and insights of Henry Winkler, Melissa Gilbert, Michael York, Sherman Hemsley, Richard Donner and Richard Rush. You can look over the highlights on YouTube.

You can follow him on his personal website, StanleyLivingston.com as well as his art studio. He maintains an Instagram feed.

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HTP Episode 144 – Richard C. Meehan, Jr.

Richard C. Meehan, Jr. is a self-published author who is making the most of the independent book circuit. In addition to his scifi novel Cometary Tales, he’s release a historical fiction book titled Ford the Pacholet. In this episode of Hungry Trilobyte, Richard and I spend some time discussing the merits of knowing history by reading historical fiction and how an author of such books should handle real events within a fictional narrative. Ultimately, it comes down to a question of world-building within our real world and world-building within a purely speculative one.

You can follow him on his personal website!

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HTP Episode 143 – Janene Michaelis

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Janene Michaelis is the author of the short story Papagaia Dream, a finalist in the “Coffee Lifts Creatives” writing contest from Sci-Fi Coffee.  Like a lot of us authors, Janene has had points in her life that simply didn’t make writing a reasonable outlet.  In this episode, she and I have a great talk about how to come to terms with having to choose between writing and dealing with life crises, as well as how to use spiritual tropes mindfully– bearing in mind that talking about someone’s faith in your writing will impact different readers in different ways, depending on their backgrounds.

You can follow her on Instagram!

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HTP Episode 142 – Jeff Russo

Jeff Russo is the composer behind several of the newer Star Trek series, including Picard, Strange New Worlds, and Discovery. He comes to Hungry Trilobyte to talk about building music around emotion and his appreciation for building on the long-standing musical tradition of the franchise.

You can follow Jeff on his Twitter feed as well as Facebook, IMDB, and his official website.

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HTP Episode 141 – Philip Milton

Phillip Milton is the author of the short story “The Rocket Morning” published by the Sci-Fi Coffee company.  A writer just finding his voice, Phillip is a great example of what we fans are capable of creating.  In this episode of Hungry Trilobyte, Phillip and I ponder where to take our creative work and our fandom from here. 

 

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HTP Episode 140 – Austin Trunick

Austin Trunick is a film enthusiast and author of the two-volume series The Cannon Film Guide, soon to be expanding into its third volume. Austin and I spend some time talking about the history of the Cannon Film Group, and how their brand of cheap action films fit into the larger movie culture of the 80s. This involves a lot of comparing notes about early video rental places prior to the transition to DVD. We also dig drive-ins like the Mahoning Drive-In and the Circle Drive-In.

And seriously, can anyone tell me how A-Treat wound up in Raw Deal?

You can follow Austin on his Amazon Author page, his Twitter feed, and his Facebook account.

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