Scott and Arnold kick off a month-long tribute to the greatest holiday of them all – Halloween – with a tribute to a film maker whose name is synonymous with that festival: John Carpenter! The guys have selected five films to discuss in this feature-length episode – HALLOWEEN, THE FOG, THE THING, PRINCE OF DARKNESS, IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS – three of which comprise the director’s self-titled “Apocalypse Trilogy.” Join us as we start a month of horror and mayhem with a Master of the Macabre, the Prince of Darkness himself!
It’s a quick stop back at Bon Temps in this short “Satellite” episode as the guys react to the TRUE BLOOD sixth season finale, “Radioactive.” What was good, what was bad, when will we stop making trips to the fairy plane of the plastic plants? Let’s talk about a few last bad things before the show goes away until next year…
SPOILER WARNING! Don’t listen to this unless you’ve already seen the episode, you have to take some personal responsibility for your relative level of spoiler sensitivity. The management thanks you.
Scott and Arnold want to do bad things with you, so it’s time to take a trip to Bon Temps, Louisiana and find out what all the fang-banging fuss is about. The guys talk TRUE BLOOD past and present as we reach the end of the show’s sixth season and face an uncertain future for the vampire, werewolf, fairy, human, and other assorted denizens of that beleaguered Bayou community.
PLUS: Scott takes us on a brief tour of the amazing line-up of materials now available for DEADLANDS: NOIR, the popular RPG campaign setting also based in Louisiana.
SPECIAL NOTES: We’ve upped our bit rate for this episode to improve sound quality, so let us know what you think! This is also an epic-length installment, so settle in with a drink and some snacks.
Also, although we usually try to be “PG-ish” in content, this particular episode (mainly due to the subject matter) is a little… well let’s say more coarse than previous episodes.
Finally, for those that worry about that sort of thing, be warned: we do discuss the penultimate episode of Season Six in depth, so SPOILER WARNING!
We just found out this past Sunday, August 4, 2013, that Peter Capaldi will be taking over the TARDIS at the end of this 50th anniversary year of DOCTOR WHO as the twelfth incarnation of the Time Lord. Join Scott and Arnold for our first extra “Satellite” episode to discuss the news, how it was announced, and what the capable Capaldi might bring to the role. Happy times and places!
Scott and Arnold head to the 1980s (mostly) for the first in a recurring series of episodes that will take the G2V team back into the annals of “Retro TV!” But where do they go first? Let’s let the voiceover explain…
“Tonight, a special G2V presentation. A nostalgic journey to a time before the Internet, before DVDs, when cinematic blockbusters arrived on your screens via a television network dedicated to providing weekend entertainment for the whole family. Scott Alan Woodard, Arnold T. Blumberg, Joel Crager, Ernie Anderson, and all your favorite stars! THE ABC SUNDAY NIGHT MOVIE!
…although tonight’s episode is meant for the entire family, some of the discussion may veer into sensitive subject matter such as poorly edited James Bond films, nuclear destruction, and even death by gorilla foot. Parental discretion is advised.”
SPECIAL NOTE: We talk about the horrendous ABC edit of ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE and not knowing quite how that came to be. After we completed the episode, we found a website that purports to offer an answer, so see the link below for that explanation!