HTP Episode 088 – Billy Mays III

 
Billy Mays III is a progressive rock musician who has spent years finding different ways to layer experimental sounds.  As Infinite Third, you can track the path his music has taken over the past decade.  Billy Mays also happens to be the son of the late TV pitchman, who developed a fan following apart from OxyClean and Mighty Putty.
 
In this episode of Hungry Trilobyte, Billy Mays and I discuss how his father’s passing directly affected his musical path, and how loss and creativity are connected.  We also celebrate the ways in which fans are affected by artists in unexpected ways– his father (and the memes he inspired) being great examples.  As if that weren’t enough, Billy Mays III is a fan of comic books, and how awesome is that?

You can follow Billy Mays III on his official website, InfiniteThird.com, watch him live on Twitch and YouTube, and support him on Patreon.  He has social media accounts on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

If you’d like to check Billy’s efforts to honor his father’s legacy, Including The Laundry Project, that site is BillyMays.org.

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HTP Episode 087 – Deana Dolphin Returns!

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“Captain” Deana Dolphin comes back to Hungry Trilobyte (after first appearing in Episode 23) and is eager to report on the #MakeMoreMST3K Kickstarter campaign!  Yes, MST3K finally has its Season 13 on the horizon, and the fans have a chance to make this more than just a show running on a network.  Joel has decided to build “The Gizmoplex” and create a streaming service that’ll cater to MST3K fans, as well as provide us all with some amazing new resources.

In this episode, we speculate on what sort of features Joel could add to the Gizmoplex, and try and compare how this reflects on the power of the fandom now, compared to the way it was when the show ended after Season 7.  And 10.  And 12.

Be sure to check out the Kickstarter HERE and support new MST3K!

Here’s where you can find Deana: Twitter, Instagram, Reddit

Deana’s Facebook page is open to new fans, and you can check the notes for Episode 23 for a list of groups she moderates.

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HTP Episode 086 – Mark Stancil and Daniel Hancock

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Mark Stancil and Daniel Hancock are team members at Terminus Media, an independent comic book publisher with a really wild line of projects. Dominion: Fall of the House of Saul is a space epic retelling of the Biblical book 1 Samuel. The three of us spend a lot of time discussing the pros and cons of taking a fantastic approach to such an ancient scripture. Samson: Rise is a more text-faithful interpretation of the Bible story, but still using the format of the comic book for full dramatic effect.

 

In this episode of Hungry Trilobyte, we have a lot of fun looking at how comic book fandom can be used to intersect with people’s faiths on a literal level, and why this project works while so many others don’t.

 

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HTP Episode 085 – Michael Stein

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Michael Stein earned his indie film stripes starring as Dirk Diggler in the short film that would later be remade as Boogie Nights.  Not only did he get a cameo in the later movie, but he quickly developed a relationship with movies and independent film, at a time when the indie film world was a completely different world.
 
In this episode of Hungry Trilobyte, Michael and I get granular about how film has changed since the streaming revolution, and the ways in which that trend has both helped and hurt auteur filmmakers.  We look carefully for a way to get back some of the earlier energy without throwing out the obvious benefits of the 21st century.

Long Shot Leaders is Michael’s new podcast, about people who have succeeded as independent artists despite all odds.

 

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HTP Episode 084 – Peter David

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Peter David is an extremely talented author, writing for many great franchises such as Star Trek, X-Men, Superman, Babylon 5, and many other worlds he created.  Peter is also a long-time fan of science fiction, and has a great perspective on how fandom changed from the early days of conventions though today.  In this episode, he and I have a great talk that includes the transition between Star Trek: TOS and Star Trek: TNG, and how the Vietnam War made for a different perspective between the two shows.  We also reflect on rivalries between fandoms, how it’s often an illusion, but also ways in which those rivalries can be very real.

You may have started to get hungry during our discussion of ribs and rib parties… if so, the Atlanta-based rib place we were discussing is Fat Matt’s Rib Shack . Fried chicken can be found at The Colonnade.

If you’d like to check out some of his books, consider starting with Q-Squared, Imzadi, or Pulling Up Stakes.  You’d also do well to check out his independently-published books at Crazy 8 Press, a writing consortium.

You can follow Peter at his official website, as well as on Facebook and Twitter.  For some extra content, you can back his Patreon account.

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