HTP Episode 083 – Kieren McCarthy

 

Kieren McCarthy is a journalist on staff at The Register, and was one of the few writers to voice concerns over Atari’s latest console attempt.  Kieren’s skepticism escalated considerably when he met with the Atari team in person at GDC, and detailed his misgivings in the now-famous article ‘We sent a vulture to find the relaunced Atari Box – and all he got was this lousy baseball cap’.  Atari responded by claiming Kieren made up the story, despite there being a recording of the meeting.  

In this episode of Hungry Trilobyte, Kieren and I discuss why critical thinking seems to be lacking when it comes to video-game-centric discussion, and areas where Atari could have actually released a better product, had they had a mind to.

You can follow Kieren’s journalism on Twitter, or his personal account, if you’d like.  He also maintains a website, kierenmccarthy.com.  In addition to those, his main social media, Kieren maintains a Facebook account as well.

Kieren’s Atari VCS articles:

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HTP Episode 082 – Eddie Deezen

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Eddie Deezen is known to movie fans from his work on Grease, The Polar Express, War Games, and 1941. He’s known to animation fans for his voice acting on Dexter’s Laboratory, Duckman, and a host of others. He’s known to MST3k fans as “Bill Gates Guy” from Laserblast. And he’s known to me as an awesome guy who has a lot of great insights into TV and movies from all eras. In this episode of Hungry Trilobyte, Eddie and I talk about the craft of acting, how it differs on stage vs. on-camera, and what makes for good drama and good comedy. He and I share a lot of insights into the greatest of the greats: The Twilight Zone, Gilligan’s Island, and The Three Stooges. 

Follow Eddie’s adventures on his official website, and check in with him personally on his Facebook page!

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HTP Episode 081 – Samora Smallwood

 

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Samora Smallwood played Lieutenant Amin in Star Trek: Discovery.  She is also hard at work at her independent production, Gone, as well as encouraging creators near and far with her mantra, “Manifest Yo Sh*t”.  In this episode of Hungry Trilobyte, Samora and I start off tackling heavy issues like human trafficking and internet hate, and take it full circle with lighter subjects like retro video games, James Bond, and using the internet to save the world.  Spoiler: Samora is on the right track!

Samora’s official website is samorasmallwood.com.  You can follow her on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and imdb

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HTP Episode 080 – Jarrod Alberich

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Jarrod Alberich is one of the most well-rounded geek talents you’ll find.  A comic artist, he dubs himself the Yard Sale Artist, creating amazing works on vintage media.  He’s also one of the talents behind On Her Majesty’s Secret Podcast and Longbox Crusade.  In this episode of Hungry Trilobyte, Jarrod and I discuss the James Bond “Extended Universe”, or lack thereof, as the case might be.  We also have a lot of notes to compare when it comes to NES games and G.I. Joe!

Note: You can find me on Jarrod’s 007 podcast here discussing the NES game James Bond Jr.

You can follow Jarrod on Twitter and Facebook.  Don’t forget to check out his shop!

 

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HTP Episode 079 – Dr. Mohamed Noor

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In addition to being the Dean of Natural Sciences at Duke University, Dr. Mohamed Noor is also a giant Star Trek fan, and has the opportunity to act as a science advisor on Season 3 of Star Trek: Discovery.  Not only was he on the team that developed the scientific rationale behind “The Burn”, he and Dr. Erin Macdonald (episodes #13 and #51)  wrote a detailed article titled The Science Behind Discovery’s Burn that fleshes out the details for the science-minded viewers.

This episode of Hungry Trilobyte features he and I discussing how it’s now acceptable to use fandom in academia, whereas that was not always the case.  We spend a lot more time just hashing out scientific weirdness (and accidental accuracies) within our favorite Star Trek episodes. 

You can follow him on Twitter and on his YouTube Channel, BioTrekkie Explains!

 

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