Janene Michaelis (whom you probably remember from Episode 143) returns to have a more in-depth discussion on Anne McCaffrey’s Dinosaur Planet, the many historical phases of Disney movies, and how being denied mainstream TV as a kid shapes your pop-cultural perspectives forever.
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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.
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.
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.
Frank Conniff (known to MST3K fans as “TV’s Frank”) is now the star of a riffing show called The Mads Are Back. The two of us spend a lot of time talking about discovering movies, appreciating offbeat cinema, and how the movie culture has grown and changed over the years, particularly in our lifetimes. From silent films, to the studio system era, to Disney’s takeover of Marvel, there’s a lot to cover in this chat!
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.
I had a great time discussing Hungry Trilobyte with Don Smith from The Life Radio Show, out of WWSU. We got to cover a lot of ground on why fandom helps people cope, and how to use it to prompt creativity and positivity. I cover my favorite Treks, analyze the newer Star Wars movies, and gush over MST3k in the 21st century.
Knowing is half the battle. No one has ever mentioned what the other half is, but I’m guessing it involves lasers.
Some cars are more than meets the eye. Many people are less.
If you call Captain Planet for help, he will tell you what to do, screw up, and you’ll have to do all the hard work anyway. This is basically how middle management works.
A rat can raise four turtles and no one bats an eye, but if you dress your dog in a hoodie, it’s “weird”.
The Thundercats were all buck naked through the entire first episode, and no one cares. Mention that a coloring error makes it look like Jessica Rabbit has a landing strip, and people will wear out the pause button on their remotes.
Hate Scrappy Doo all you want, but I bet he’s solved more crimes than you have.
Inspector Gadget was a baby boomer walking around with technology he couldn’t operate, constantly getting his ass saved by his millennial niece. We really should have paid closer attention to this dynamic.
Perspective is everything. A subpar Transformer is a badass Go-Bot.
Friendships can be made over two people knowing the lyrics to Disney Afternoon show theme songs, and broken over trying to agree on which show is best. Pick your battles carefully.
Man, there really are way more cartoons aimed at boys than there are at girls, huh?