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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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 047 – Darran Bruce and The DJ Sessions


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Darran Bruce a Twitch streamer, and the talent behind The DJ Sessions, a group that is bringing old-school DJ concepts to the world of Twitch and mobile audio. In this episode, Darran and I talk about using new media to create the platform you want, and he explains how “Silent Disco” technology can make real concerts possible in the era of social distancing.

Check out The DJ Sessions on Twitch, and follow them on social media with Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram. Their official website, is, of course, thedjsessions.com.

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HTP Episode 042 – Shannon Eichorn Returns!


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This is Part 2 of my discussion with Shannon, Part 1 is found in Episode 39. Picking up where we left off, she and I talk about world building with fan fiction, James Bond, and how different perspectives change the story for both the author and the reader. There’s a lot to unpack in her book!

You can follow her on Twitter. Rights of Use is available on Amazon and Audible, as well as The Bookshop in Lakewood.

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HTP Episode 041 – Eric James Morris


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Eric James Morris is an actor and entrepreneur based in the Atlanta, GA area. He’s a fantastic example of someone who can combine a life in the creative world with a career in a completely different industry. In this episode, Eric and I discuss the practicalities and challenges of trying to invent your own career path, rather than accepting one set up by an employer.

You can follow him on IMDb.

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HTP Episode 040 – Frank Cifaldi


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Frank Cifaldi is a pioneering figure in the field of video game preservation. He is the director of the Video Game History Foundation, and has contributed to many projects such as the Disney Afternoon Collection and the Mega Man Legacy Collection. In this episode, Frank and I discuss the increased focus on video game history in recent years, and how he has managed to use his blog and his career as a developer to uncover new nuggets of gaming history, including the recently uncovered, unreleased NES Days of Thunder. Spoiler alert: The exact release date for Super Mario Bros. continues to elude us.

Frank’s work can be found with the Video Game History Foundation at GameHistory.org. They have a Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube Channel as well. You can follow Franks’s personal Twitter (@frankcifaldi) as well.

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HTP Episode 039 – Shannon Eichorn


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Shannon Eichorn is a science fiction enthusiast and budding author. Her first book, Rights of Use, is a fantastic blend of real-life history and creative speculation. In this episode, Shannon and I discuss writing real history into a science fiction story, and how engineers build drama. We also have a great start to a chat about how being creative makes it easier to take changes in fandom in stride.

You can follow her on Twitter. Rights of Use is available on Amazon and Audible, as well as The Bookshop in Lakewood.

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HTP Episode 031 – Sampo Returns!

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Chris Cornell, known to the internet as “Sampo,” is the Webmaster for Satellite News and was first on Hungry Trilobyte in Episode 19. This latest chat is a wild ride, fueled by COVID-19 and fan speculation. We discuss how to use MST3K as a “comfort food” in times of quarantine, Chris suggests using Pod People to go to sleep, I counter with Red Zone Cuba. Meanwhile, his favorite episode is The Violent Years, while I never get tired of Teenagers from Outer Space or I Accuse My Parents. And, of course, Manos comes up.

Chris breaks the news that Joel is doing the MST3K Live At-Home Show with Moon Zero Two. I reveal that I participated in the MST3K Home Game, while Chris was interviewing the cast prior to season 8.

Special request: Chris mentions that there was a special showing of I Accuse My Parents at the Colonial Theatre in Pennsylvania, in which he participated. Does anyone have a recording of this?

Here’s where you can check out Sampo’s legacy:

Twitter, Satellite News

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HTP Episode 030 – Todd Sullivan


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Todd Sullivan is the author of Hollow Men, the first in The Windshire Chronicles, a series of fantasy novels written with a fusion of Asian and Western themes. Born in the US, but having spent much of his life in Korea and now Taiwan, Todd has re-interpreted his life as a visitor in the form of a fantasy tale. The two of us spend a lot of time discussing what it’s like to feel like a stranger, as well as our hopes for the future of our culture. Also, dragons.

Be sure to follow Todd on Facebook, Twitter, and keep an eye out for his next book, There Will Be One!

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HTP Episode 028 – Madison Spencer Engle …and Picard!

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Madison Spencer Engle, who first appeared on Hungry Trilobyte in Episode 10 and then again in Episode 22, is a favorite in the Star Trek Cosplay community. Here we wrap up our discussion of Season 1 of Picard, checking our observations from the earlier episodes and seeing how we feel about all the changes to our beloved universe.

Madison frequently does her cosplay to benefit such causes as Hope’s Kids and Walk for the Blind

Here’s where you can keep tabs on Madison, and follow her positivity:

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

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