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 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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HTP Episode 078 – Nick Taber

 

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Nick Taber is the head honcho over at NickTaberFitness.com, but also the host of Movie Theater Time Machine. He’s a guy who can use both side of his brain at the exact same time… he’s an expert on how to help average people increase their health, but he’s also a major movie buff. He and I have a great talk about both these topics, and the weird ways in which they intersect. 

You can follow Movie Theater Time Machine on Facebook and don’t forget to subscribe!

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HTP Episode 077 – Amanda Deibert Returns… with Cat Staggs

 

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Amanda Deibert (from Episode 32) returns with her wife, Cat Staggs, to give us a better view of what it’s like to create as a couple. Cat offers some great insight into how to overcome frustration and how to deal with self-criticism, and together, these two ladies make it clear how useful it is to work with your spouse and your best friend.

Check out some of Cat’s amazing art on her website, catstaggs.com, on her deviantArt account, and follow her on Twitter and IMDB. Amanda’s writing efforts can be found on  Twitter, Facebook, and you can find her full body of work on her official website.

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HTP Episode 076 – Screaming Chuy

 

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The Screaming Chuy show is a podcast with a layout very similar to Hungry Trilobyte’s. Chuy is a guy who appreciates free-form conversation, good laughs, and exploring fandom anywhere you find it. He’s taken a bit of a different path with his show, with different types of guests, and he’s a great example of what makes podcasting such a versatile format. Here, he and I have a great chat about fandom, Rocky Horror Picture Show, horror movies like Halloween and Friday the 13th, Star Trek, and MST3k.

 

Follow Chuy on Twitter and YouTube, and subscribe to Screaming Chuy on all major podcast platforms, such as Spotify, Google, Anchor.fm, and Apple

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HTP Episode 075 – Joseph Mallozzi

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Joseph Mallozzi is a highly accomplished writer, with series such as Utopia Falls and Dark Matter to his credit.  However, the work I couldn’t resist talking about was his work on the Stargate series, joining SG1 in Season 4 and helping launch Atlantis and Universe.  Joe and I talk about world-building, US Military support of the show, the importance of humor in science fiction, and the Richard Dean Anderson factor.  Because Jack O’Neill is awesome. 

We also get to take some awesome tangents into talking about getting kids into reading (the Harry Potter Effect) and getting them to keep reading after they grow up (the Post-Harry-Potter effect).  Also, how has the shortened TV season trend changed showrunning?

You can follow Joeseph on his official website/blog,  JosephMallozzi.com, as well as his Twitter feed.

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