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 130 – Kellan the ThriftyTrekkie

 

 

ThriftyTrekkieCosplayKellan and I are two geeks who are in-between conventions and are just worn out from the travel. In this episode, we compare notes on our favorite conventions… from STTC, SDCC, Phoenix Fan Fusion, Emerald City Comic Con, Soonercon and even a local library con. We also take a deep dive into why geeks get into things like classic TV sitcoms/dramedy and how it relates to our scifi fandom. Prepare for lots of cosplay talk.

Please follow Kellan on Facebook and Twitter!

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HTP Episode 129 – Jim Dirschberger

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Jim Dirschberger is the creative director at Wide Right Games, the company behind Rifftrax: The Game. Jim and I discuss the game from a design perspective, but also from the perspectives of two fans who really, really want to see riffing in new and exciting ways.  The game is something of a spiritual sequel to the company’s earlier hit, What the Dub?

This was a really fun chat.  Jim talks about the VHS era of movie discovery, while I talked about my fondness for educational films and the one I remember most, The Magic House.  I’d also pointed out that Rifftrax: The Game seems to pull a lot from the SegaCD era of gaming, but done way better.

Rifftrax: The Game is available now on all major consoles, as well as Steam.  You can follow Wide Right Games on Twitter, Instagram, and on their YouTube Channel

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HTP Episode 128 – Dr. Mohamed Noor Returns!

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Dr. Mohamed Noor (last appearing on Hungry Trilobyte in Episode 79) comes back to the show after a great time on Star Trek: The Cruise. He and I recap some of the fun of the trip, but quickly get down to discussing speculation on extraterrestrial life, how looking at fictional creatures can be used to move real-world biology, and another phase of his research.

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HTP Episode 127 – SegaMasterTim

SegaMasterTim is a veteran of the Console Wars, having sat in the trenches at Australia’s Sega Hotline. Yes, not only does Tim have some great perspective of what gaming was like in the era of the Sega Master System, he also appreciates how the US and Australia had very different experiences with early gaming culture. In this episode of Hungry Trilobyte, not only do Tim and I get to talk gaming, but we extend those ideas and look at how our online socialization reflects the changes that started in the 80s.

 

You can follow Tim on Twitch and Twitter!

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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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