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 139 – Dan Barr

Dan Barr is the author of Go Boldly, the winning entry in the Coffee Lifts Creatives writing contest from the Sci-Fi Coffee Company. Dan and I spend some time discussing what it’s like to write for the love of the story, and the two of us recklessly speculate on if that’s happening elsewhere in the industry.

Worth noting is that, during our chat, I make reference to the Taster’s Choice romance saga.  It occurs to me that’s now such dated reference it may need some explanation.

 

This episode features a follow-up to the “Coffee Lifts Creatives” writing contest from Sci-Fi Coffee.  Use promo code HUNGRY for 10% off your order.

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HTP Episode 138 – Shylah Addante

 

Shylah Addante was the writer on a film titled The Christmas Dragon, which was a 2014 independent film (you can see it right now on Amazon Prime). It is also currently scheduled to be used in an upcoming episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000, expected December 16, 2023. Shylah and I have a great talk about what it’s like to grow up a film fan, how to transform that childhood interest into a lifelong career, and how MST3K plays a crucial role in making it easier for everyone to become a fan of goofy films.

Shylah has also written a book titled Garden of Thorns and Light, with a new book on the way.

 

You can follow Shylah on her very active Twitter page as well as Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and  her official website.

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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

This episode also introduces our collaboration with Sci-Fi Coffee.

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HTP Episode 110 – Paige Feldman

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Paige Feldman is a screenwriter, filmmaker, podcaster, and movie aficionado.  She has been making a promising effort to bring back the genre of romantic comedy.  In this episode, we get to talk about her podcast comedy How to Fall in Love the Hard Way, as well as her upcoming film, Kaleidoscope.

You can follow page on her official website, as well as her Twitter account!  Follow her YouTube account to track the making of her movie in real time.

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HTP Episode 108 – Michael Lloyd

Michael Lloyd is a fresh actor who loves podcasting and has a lot of great views on fandom. He schools me on why he loves horror (and I’m a horror dummy) and we get to compare it to Star Wars and Marvel fandoms. On a more critical note, we get to compare how different fandoms respond to an excess of sequels and reboots.

 

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HTP Episode 107 – Laura Banks

 

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Laura Banks is known to Trek fans as the Augment navigator Wajahut in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. In this episode of Hungry Trilobyte, she and I discuss her experiences on set, what the fandom means to her, and how her character was developed in Trek fiction.  Specifically, I mention To Reign in Hell by Greg Cox. I also compare her account of the experience with what George Takei said in his book To the Stars.

We also venture into more real-world topics.  Recently, she was interviewed for an independent film about the legendary movie year that was 1982, as well as a book about the history of the development of Star Trek II.  She has a new movie called No Vacancy with Sean Young.  Laura shares her experience as an improv and stand-up talent, as well as a podcaster with a specialty in astrology. 

Follow Laura on her official website, and subscribe to The Zodiac Magic Podcast.

 

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HTP Episode 105 – Marc Morales

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Marc Morales is an independent film maker, a horror fan, and an all-around movie fanatic. In this episode, he and I discuss his movie 521 North Main Street, about to go into production. We also get the chance to talk about horror fandom (an insider perspective for him and an outsider perspective for me). There’s also a really fun side-chat about how film fanatics were able to research movies in the VHS era, compared to the DVD and streaming eras.

You can track Marc’s progress on the website of his production company, High Fivin’ Ants.  His web series It’s Crazy Out There has its own Facebook page, where he frequents.

 

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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 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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