Discussion: Your Favorite Robot

It’s pretty safe to say that robots are a staple of science fiction. Robbie the Robot, R2-D2, Ben Stein, TARS, and so many more have endeared themselves to us over the years. In our most recent review, we were introduced to Robbie the Robot, a very peculiar character who would end up starring in a…

The Expansion of Televised Sci-Fi

The Expanse is a science-fiction novel series written by James S.A. Corey (the pseudonym of Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck). They have written three books thus far: Leviathan Wakes, Caliban’s War, and Abaddon’s Gate. The SyFy channel recently announced that they would make a ten-episode series based on the books (presumably, this will be all…

HEP – 83 – HEY, THAT KID’S THROWING PUNS!

On a special episode of the podcast, Hannah-Elizabeth Thompson joins Al to talk about Timmy Failure by Stephan Pastis. ¬†They wax lovingly about puns, polar bears, shipping, and shotgunning love letters. Al blows up about the universe and How I Met Your Mother. They also explain how to rear your child into a chess master.…

No Rush

Dr. McCabe: My favorite Beatle was once John. Now it’s…Paul. David: I always liked George. -Dialogue from Vanilla Sky For a long time, I hated Rush. OK, maybe not ‘hated’ but I certainly spun that radio dial when I heard Geddy Lee’s falsetto, or the opening notes to ‘Tom Sawyer.’ I’d scowl through ‘YYZ’ during…

HEP – Interview #2 with Horror Icon Bill Oberst Jr.

Download the interview here! Our favorite zombie hunter, cult leader, and all around nice guy Bill Oberst Jr. returns to the podcast! In this interview, we cover what it is like to become a monster, to die in a movie, and many of the challenges of the Hollywood life. Thank you all so much for…

Fixer-Upper Films: Carrie (2013)

[This is a little experiment I’ll be doing here on the blog, and if all goes well there’ll be more of these. The idea here is that lots of movies have story problems, but there are often possible solutions to these issues, and this will be my attempt to present some of those potential solutions.…

Death in the Seven Kingdoms

Author George R. R. Martin was asked if he had a resolution or ending to the seemingly endless conflict. he replied that the end would be a cloud of dust or snow being driven by the wind across a vast graveyard full of tombstones. -Trivia entry on IMDB for Game of Thrones (Note: Spoilers upon…

HEP – 81 – The Monster Mash

In this episode the guys review the pitch-perfect supernatural horror film The Mothman Prophecies with some eerie interruptions. They share their lifelong fascination with U.F.O. sightings and all things paranormal. Then Bill Oberst Jr. drops in to talk about playing an altogether different kind of monster in Children of Sorrow, and reveals the reason he…