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.

 

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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 132 – Ryan Britt

Ryan Britt is the author of the new book “Phasers on Stun” describing the building of the Star Trek franchise from the earliest days of TOS to the launch of Strange New Worlds. In this episode of Hungry Trilobyte, Ryan and I look at how his book charts the facts while looking at the history of fandom and conventions.

You can follow Ryan on Twitter as well as his official website.  Ryan’s work can also be found on Fatherly and Inverse.  “Phasers on Stun” can be purchased at Amazon or, preferably, from a local bookseller. 

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HTP Episode 131 – Christen Stoval Returns… with Jennifer Sanders!

Christen Stovall (from Episode 8) brings her writing partner Jennifer Sanders to Hungry Trilobyte! The two authors have completed a series of fantasy novels, The Fae-Touched Chronicles. During our chat, we discuss not only the release of the first three books in the series, but we create a writer’s forum where the three of us hash out different creative processes and friendly shenanigans.

Be sure to check out all four parts of The Fae-Touched Chronicles:

  1. Seer’s Choice
  2. Healer’s Touch
  3. Lady of the Loch
  4. Agent of Change

You can follow Christen on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok as well as her official website.  Please follow Jennifer on Twitter, Amazon, and her official website.

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HTP Episode 122 – Lorrisa and CJ Julianus

Lorrisa and CJ Julianus are a married couple who founded Binary Star pictures.  Their first movie, The Misadventures of Mistress Maneater, is available now.  In this episode of Hungry Trilobyte, we look at how the two made the call to create this film and how they set themselves and their project apart. 

Currently, The Misadventures of Mistress Maneater is available on Tubi and Amazon Prime.  You can follow the project on Facebook.

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HTP Episode 121 – Allison Church

Author of numerous books, Allison Church comes to Hungry Trilobyte as part of the #Fans4Healing project.  In this episode, she and I will talk about how getting into Star Trek fandom helped her understand how to understand her value as a person, as well as how to adapt to her life as a transgender woman.  When discussing Star Trek, she mentions how much she loves both Discovery and TOS, and I offer a fan project called Star Trek: Aurora that might offer her a different perspective on the series.

On the topic of her books, we have a great chat about Dark Passenger, a horror story set during the voyage of the Titanic.  What I love about this novel is that it’s genre fiction, but has enough basis in fact to be plausible.  Allison looks into the artifact rumors that have been documented, and I mention my love of the paranormal lore (including a One Step Beyond episode) that surrounds this ship.

You can follow Allison’s journey on her official website, her Amazon Author page, and elsewhere.

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HTP Episode 120 – John Vorhaus Returns!

 

bundy-yt2John Vorhaus first visited Hungry Trilobyte in Episode #92. Today, he returns to refocus his talk on writing comedy into a talk on specifically writing stand-up comedy. His new book, The Little Book of StandUp is available now. John and I compare and contrast it with his earlier work, The Comic Toolbox.

You can follow John on his official website, his Amazon Author page, and check out his art on his Redbubble store.  He also (generously!) encourages people to reach out to him via e-mail or the contact page on his website.

 

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HTP Episode 111 – Jason Pollock

Jason Pollock, host of the It’s Me Jason podcast, gets together with me to swap stories of how fandom has built its own cultures. He has some great insights into stand-up, and even rolled one of his bits into a coloring book titled “The Fly That Refused to Die“. When we hit talk of MST3K, I recount to him the story of how Jackey Raye Neyman Jones rediscovered Manos (as she tells in her book) and I challenge Jason to watch Manos Returns, directed by Tonjia Atomic.

Be sure to follow Jason on his Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tiktok accounts!

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HTP Episode 110 – Paige Feldman

Screenshot_2021-10-28 About Me — Paige Feldman Author Filmmaker

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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