HTP Episode 154 – John Billingsley Returns!

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John Billingsley (who was on Hungry Trilobyte in episode 68) returns to talk about “Trektivism” or the way Trek fandom can be used to boost charity efforts. The best example we can give is TREK*talks2, an online telethon to help the Hollywood Food Coalition. This event is scheduled for January 14, 2023.

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HTP Episode 153 – Jarrod Alberich Returns… With An Empty Nest

Jarrod Alberich (last seen in episodes 80 and 113) teams up with me to discuss season 1 of the 1980s sitcom Empty Nest. Why? Because we think re-watching this show to see if it holds up might be a good observation on what quality TV really is.

We found a really good source on YouTube for the show itself, and during the conversation, it came to light that the character of Joe Isuzu pre-dated David Leisure‘s portrayal of mooching neighbor Charley Deitz.

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HTP Episode 152 – Amelia Eichler

Amelia Eichler is a film enthusiast and has a passion for the history of moviemaking and movie distribution. In 2019, she wrote an undergrad thesis on the decline of physical media and the impact it’s had on current and future film scholars. I share a lot of Amelia’s concerns and was eager to have her on the show to discuss the accessibility problems introduced by streaming.

During this chat, we reference the court case United States v. Paramount Pictures, Inc. and the subsequent reversal of that ruling, and the impact of both.

You can follow Amelia on Twitter and Instagram.

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HTP Episode 151 – Jeremy Miller

Jeremy Miller (known from Growing Pains and several Peanuts cartoons) comes to Hungry Trilobyte to talk about the many ways creativity can lead to new life adventures. Jeremy talks about pursuing new roles, while finding another calling as a master chef AND donating both of his talents to help grow the Bedford International Film Festival! The event runs December 17-18, 2022. Jeremy will be hosting a Celebrity Chef Cooking Show to benefit the BFF as well as the New Freedom Farm, a charitable organization which provides equine therapy for people with PTSD.

You can donate to New Freedom Farm here.

Follow Jeremy on Instagram and Facebook!

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HTP Episode 150 – Janene Michaelis Returns!

Janene Michaelis (whom you probably remember from Episode 143) returns to have a more in-depth discussion on Anne McCaffrey’s Dinosaur Planet, the many historical phases of Disney movies, and how being denied mainstream TV as a kid shapes your pop-cultural perspectives forever.

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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

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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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