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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HTP Episode 139 – Dan Barr

Dan Barr is the author of Go Boldly, the winning entry in the Coffee Lifts Creatives writing contest from the Sci-Fi Coffee Company. Dan and I spend some time discussing what it’s like to write for the love of the story, and the two of us recklessly speculate on if that’s happening elsewhere in the industry.

Worth noting is that, during our chat, I make reference to the Taster’s Choice romance saga.  It occurs to me that’s now such dated reference it may need some explanation.

 

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HTP Episode 138 – Shylah Addante

 

Shylah Addante was the writer on a film titled The Christmas Dragon, which was a 2014 independent film (you can see it right now on Amazon Prime). It is also currently scheduled to be used in an upcoming episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000, expected December 16, 2023. Shylah and I have a great talk about what it’s like to grow up a film fan, how to transform that childhood interest into a lifelong career, and how MST3K plays a crucial role in making it easier for everyone to become a fan of goofy films.

Shylah has also written a book titled Garden of Thorns and Light, with a new book on the way.

 

You can follow Shylah on her very active Twitter page as well as Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and  her official website.

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HTP Episode 137 – Marc Morales Returns!

Marc Morales (last seen on HTP episode 105) returns with an update on his film 521 North Main Street. He and his team have finished production, navigated the treacherous waters that come with post-production, and have found an editing team to bring the whole process to a conclusion. In this chat, Marc and I reflect on the pains of being a first-time filmmaker and how important it is to have faith in the abilities of your team.

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HTP Episode 136 – David Giltinan

David Giltinan is a video game writer currently working with the Geeks Line company on a new historical guide, The Game Boy and Virtual Boy Anthology. He comes to Hungry Trilobyte so that the two of us can discuss the Kickstarter for the anthology, as well as let me ruminate over how Nintendo tends to look away from the Game Boy as a whole, and how I sincerely believe the Virtual Boy is an awesome system.

You can follow David on his Twitter, Instagram as well as his personal website

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HTP Episode 135 – John Bukowski

John Bukowski is the author of Project Suicide, a technical thriller novel with a lot of genre-crossing potential. In this episode of Hungry Trilobyte, John and I discuss the real-world implications of writing about theoretical cures to Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, and how independent writers have to act as their own marketing team.

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HTP Episode 134 – David Wilson

David Wilson is a horror author and radio hand from Scotland. He comes to Hungry Trilobyte to give a few takes on HP Lovecraft, Stephen King, and fandom! This episode also includes his works ‘Children of the Cailleach’ and ‘Just a Bit of Fun’ as bonus segments.

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HTP Episode 133 – Dan Decker Returns!

Dan Decker (last seen in Episode 60) comes back to swap some ideas about why fandom affects different people in different ways– starting with very young kids and up through all stages of life.  He and I pull from examples such as Ghostbusters, Star Wars: Episode I, Transformers, and of course, Star Trek.

If you’d like the full context for this conversation, here are the earlier installments:

You can follow Dan on Twitter, both on his personal account as well as his Podcast’s account.  Be sure to listen to Shall We Digress!

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HTP Episode 132 – Ryan Britt

Ryan Britt is the author of the new book “Phasers on Stun” describing the building of the Star Trek franchise from the earliest days of TOS to the launch of Strange New Worlds. In this episode of Hungry Trilobyte, Ryan and I look at how his book charts the facts while looking at the history of fandom and conventions.

You can follow Ryan on Twitter as well as his official website.  Ryan’s work can also be found on Fatherly and Inverse.  “Phasers on Stun” can be purchased at Amazon or, preferably, from a local bookseller. 

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HTP Episode 131 – Christen Stoval Returns… with Jennifer Sanders!

Christen Stovall (from Episode 8) brings her writing partner Jennifer Sanders to Hungry Trilobyte! The two authors have completed a series of fantasy novels, The Fae-Touched Chronicles. During our chat, we discuss not only the release of the first three books in the series, but we create a writer’s forum where the three of us hash out different creative processes and friendly shenanigans.

Be sure to check out all four parts of The Fae-Touched Chronicles:

  1. Seer’s Choice
  2. Healer’s Touch
  3. Lady of the Loch
  4. Agent of Change

You can follow Christen on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok as well as her official website.  Please follow Jennifer on Twitter, Amazon, and her official website.

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