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 126 – David Banks

David Banks has a passion for comic book history and preservation, and his latest project has turned him toward doing a full restoration of the comic series Micronauts. This is following his work on Rom: The Space Knight and Usagi Yojimbo. In this episode of Hungry Trilobyte, David and I talk about the importance of preserving niche comic topics and how some IPs fall through the cracks of history.

You can follow David on his official website, Single Bound Studios, as well as his Twitter account!

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HTP Episode 125 – Chris Byrne, “The Toy Guy”

Chris Byrne is a toy enthusiast and historian. He operates a blog called The Toy Guy and a podcast called The Playground Podcast. Noting how children use play and imagination to form how they see the world, Chris has some great insights into the roles that toys hold in our lives- both when we’re young and when we’re old. In this episode of Hungry Trilobyte, Chris and I look at how toys have shifted in the eyes of our larger culture. The two of us look into the rise of the adult toy collector, and the weird ways the industry has settled in the wake of Toys R Us closing its doors.

You can follow Chris on Instagram and Twitter!

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HTP Episode 124 – Larry Hankin Returns!

Last seen in Episode 118, Larry Hankin returns to Hungry Trilobyte to move beyond our discussion of comedy and acting. He’s now ready to release his new book., ‘That Guy’ and we have a chat about the struggles of writing and of a new author dealing with the publishing industry. Larry also offers some insight into the homeless problem, having lived that life for a year.

 

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HTP Episode 118 – Larry Hankin

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Anyone who has seen Home Alone, Billy Madison, Friends, or Seinfeld will recognize Larry Hankin in a second.  Diehard fans will also spot him in Star Trek and Married With Children.  In this episode of Hungry Trilobyte, Larry and I start off by discussing acting and finding creativity (we all have it!) and then move on to trying to understand if we have any hope for surviving as a people—on earth or in space.  Turns out, Larry looks at life from an anthropological point of view, and has some insights about the book The Naked Ape.

You can follow Larry on his official website.

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HTP Episode 117 – Ash Congiliando

In addition to being a filmmaker and fellow podcaster, Ash Congiliando is the writer behind the Tales from the Toy Cave blog. In this episode, Ash and I have a frank talk about a possible end in the adult toy collector hobby, and how being film buffs for many years has given us different ways of looking at movies we might have (in another lifetime) trashed completely.

 

You can follow Ash on Twitter

 

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HTP Episode 116 – Frank Conniff

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Frank Conniff (known to MST3K fans as “TV’s Frank”) is now the star of a riffing show called The Mads Are Back.   The two of us spend a lot of time talking about discovering movies, appreciating offbeat cinema, and how the movie culture has grown and changed over the years, particularly in our lifetimes.   From silent films, to the studio system era, to Disney’s takeover of Marvel, there’s a lot to cover in this chat!

You can follow Frank on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.  Check out his official website and his books.

 

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HTP Episode 115 – Jeffrey Weissman

Jeffrey Weissman is a veteran actor, known on screen for his roles in Twilight Zone: The Movie and Back to the Future, Part II. He comes to Hungry Trilobyte to discuss his journey through stage and screen, and I really enjoy hearing his insights on playing iconic figures such as Mark Twain and Larry Fine. Toward the end of the show, Jeffrey treats me to a choice sampling of his rare behind-the-scenes photos to go along with his stories.

Follow Jeffrey on his official website and on Facebook

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