HTP Episode 089 – Henry Haack

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Henry Haack is a fellow cartoon enthusiast and a budding animation artist.In this episode of Hungry Trilobyte, Henry and I get to talk fan-to-fan about different generations of cartoons, ranging from today’s Cartoon Network, to Hanna-Barbera, Warner Bros. and Disney.We spend a lot of time talking about what it will take to become a serious animator and the value of taking criticism on board.  Plus, I get to be a giant dork and that’s always fun.

Henry’s YouTube Channel is Spartoc, and please follow him on Twitter as well.

 

 

 

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HTP Episode 088 – Billy Mays III

 
Billy Mays III is a progressive rock musician who has spent years finding different ways to layer experimental sounds.  As Infinite Third, you can track the path his music has taken over the past decade.  Billy Mays also happens to be the son of the late TV pitchman, who developed a fan following apart from OxyClean and Mighty Putty.
 
In this episode of Hungry Trilobyte, Billy Mays and I discuss how his father’s passing directly affected his musical path, and how loss and creativity are connected.  We also celebrate the ways in which fans are affected by artists in unexpected ways– his father (and the memes he inspired) being great examples.  As if that weren’t enough, Billy Mays III is a fan of comic books, and how awesome is that?

You can follow Billy Mays III on his official website, InfiniteThird.com, watch him live on Twitch and YouTube, and support him on Patreon.  He has social media accounts on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

If you’d like to check Billy’s efforts to honor his father’s legacy, Including The Laundry Project, that site is BillyMays.org.

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HTP Episode 087 – Deana Dolphin Returns!

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“Captain” Deana Dolphin comes back to Hungry Trilobyte (after first appearing in Episode 23) and is eager to report on the #MakeMoreMST3K Kickstarter campaign!  Yes, MST3K finally has its Season 13 on the horizon, and the fans have a chance to make this more than just a show running on a network.  Joel has decided to build “The Gizmoplex” and create a streaming service that’ll cater to MST3K fans, as well as provide us all with some amazing new resources.

In this episode, we speculate on what sort of features Joel could add to the Gizmoplex, and try and compare how this reflects on the power of the fandom now, compared to the way it was when the show ended after Season 7.  And 10.  And 12.

Be sure to check out the Kickstarter HERE and support new MST3K!

Here’s where you can find Deana: Twitter, Instagram, Reddit

Deana’s Facebook page is open to new fans, and you can check the notes for Episode 23 for a list of groups she moderates.

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HTP Episode 086 – Mark Stancil and Daniel Hancock

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Mark Stancil and Daniel Hancock are team members at Terminus Media, an independent comic book publisher with a really wild line of projects. Dominion: Fall of the House of Saul is a space epic retelling of the Biblical book 1 Samuel. The three of us spend a lot of time discussing the pros and cons of taking a fantastic approach to such an ancient scripture. Samson: Rise is a more text-faithful interpretation of the Bible story, but still using the format of the comic book for full dramatic effect.

 

In this episode of Hungry Trilobyte, we have a lot of fun looking at how comic book fandom can be used to intersect with people’s faiths on a literal level, and why this project works while so many others don’t.

 

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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 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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HTP Episode 074 – Steven Jay Rubin

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Steven Jay Rubin is the author of The James Bond Movie Encyclopedia. As a fellow Bond fan, I’m happy to pick his brain on classic 007 topics such as “Which Bond actor worked best?” and “Does the Bond continuity work?” He and I have a mutual admiration for the lengths the franchise has went through to stay fresh and relevant.

In addition, Steven is a screenwriter with a particular interest in comedy—real comedy, funny comedy, and we spend a lot of time talking about how the genre isn’t at its best right now, and ways it could see new life.

The James Bond Movie Encyclopedia is available on Amazon right now.  If you’d like a signed copy, check with the good folks at Larry Edmunds Bookshop.

Check out Steve’s Facebook group for the book, and watch for his feature “This Day in James Bond Movie History”.  You can also find him on LinkedIn,  and his somewhat lesser-used Twitter.

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HTP Episode 072 – Lanie Labens Returns… As Halston Blake!

 

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Lanie Labens (first seen in Episode 36) has returned to Hungry Trilobyte to talk about her new book, The Bear Moon, as well as her writing persona of Halston Blake. This is a fantastic chat, full of insights into writing genre fiction in the 21st century, motivating yourself as an author (especially an unpublished author) and the value of writing something you’re passionate about!

Not only do we pick apart how genre fiction can cross over into more mainstream types of fiction, we also share our other mutual interests: Animal Crossing, and getting back to conventions sooner rather than later!

You can buy The Bear Moon digitally from Amazon as well as on paperback.  You can buy books directly from the author herself on the official author’s website, Halstonblakeauthor.com .

You can follow Lanie’s non-literary adventures on her on Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.

 

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HTP Episode 061 – Liz Priestley

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Liz Priestley is an accomplished stage actress, currently transitioning into film with her upcoming movie, Concrete Cowboy.  The movie stars Idris Elba and gives a look into the world of the urban cowboy.  During our chat, Liz and I look at the movie and see it as an example of modern filmmaking empowering artists, and audiences having better access to great films than ever.  Not only that, but we look at the COVID wild card that has been thrown into everyone’s creative process.

Keep tabs on Liz’s career on IMDB!

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HTP Episode 060 – Dan Decker

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Dan Decker is the host of the Bad Choices & Bourbon podcast, a show that looks at the lives of prominent scifi fans on the internet.  Dan’s conversations provide a deep, personal background for each guest, and each chat is a great way to see a detailed story about how fandom has made one person’s life better.  Dan’s appearance on Hungry Trilobyte continues a conversation we started when I appeared on his show.  Lots of great chat about how communication and discussion has grown over the years, and maybe how we can bring the good stuff from the pre-social-media era back!

During this episode, Dan and I mention a lot of wonderful online friends, such as @BathlethBabe, @TheIrishTrekkie, @TrekLad, @Starfleetboy, @OliviaJ_8 and @Zoidberg95 .  All would be great people to follow!

Check out Dan on Twitter, and subscribe to Bad Choices & Bourbon.  You can track the podcast on Twitter as well.

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