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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.
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.
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.
Joshua Christian Azali is a fresh actor, excited about the possibilities the creative field offers him. In this episode of Hungry Trilobyte, he and I discuss the struggles of getting started, giving yourself a smart foundation in order to chase your dreams, and GAMING! Turns out he’s way cooler than I am on the gaming front.
Edward Lorusso has been a boon to fans of silent film, successfully releasing over a dozen previously lost films on DVD through the use of Kickstarter. His most recent campaign has secured 1921’s Straight is the Way. In this episode of Hungry Trilobyte, Edward and I discuss how today’s tools are great resources for fans of lost film, how he’s a model for anyone trying to serve film history, and the technical marvel that was early cinema.
Keep an eye out for upcoming Kickstarters by Edward, and check out his blog, for very informative and well-researched articles as well.
John Eiman had the amazing experience of being a child actor in the “Golden Age” of TV— and loving every minute of it. In this episode of Hungry Trilobyte, Johnny and I talk about how the industry has changed, what was expected of a child actor at the time, and what it was like to meet Rod Serling and Walt Disney.
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.