15: 50 Years of DOCTOR WHO Part 1

Believe it or not, Scott and Arnold survived the zombie attacks featured in our previous episode…but just barely! This time around, our celebration of the 50th anniversary of DOCTOR WHO begins with a look at fandom – how it not only supported the series during those dark “wilderness” years but how it also helped bring your G2V hosts together and allowed them both to contribute professionally to the universe of our favorite TV series! We focus on the fun, the fantasy, and the fandom with a look at our hero – the Doctor – on screen, in print, and on audio!

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SHOW LINKS:
“The Night of the Doctor” Mini Episode – “The Day of the Doctor” Prequel

“The Day of the Doctor” Trailer

“An Adventure in Space and Time” Trailer 

Big Finish Productions – Home of Original DOCTOR WHO Audio Dramas

Scott Alan Woodard’s Big Finish DOCTOR WHO Audio Dramas

The Big Finish DOCTOR WHO: SHORT TRIPS book collections (Wikipedia)

Gallifrey One Convention

Chicago TARDIS Convention

L.I. Who Convention

Craig Ferguson – The Lost DOCTOR WHO Cold Open

14: Zombiemania!

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In our final Halloween-themed installment for 2013, The G2V Podcast welcomes a special guest – an internationally recognized zombie expert that co-authored ZOMBIEMANIA: 80 MOVIES TO DIE FOR (with a revised edition titled ZOMBIEMANIA RISES: 100 MOVIES TO DIE FOR on the way, cataloguing about 1,000 films!), teaches a course at the University of Baltimore called “Zombies in Popular Media,” contributed to volumes like TRIUMPH OF THE WALKING DEAD, BRAAAIIINNNSSS!: FROM ACADEMICS TO ZOMBIES, and THE UNDEAD AND THEOLOGY, and lectures on “Zombies: Monsters with Meaning” at symposia, conventions, and festivals. Who is it? None other than G2V co-host Arnold T. Blumberg!

Scott and Arnold look back at the history of zombies in pop culture, where they started, where they shambled (and occasionally ran) in the years that followed until they infected every medium and genre, and what this whole undying zombie craze might actually mean.

Monsters_of_Legend_coverWe also have a special contest this episode! Midnight Syndicate has graciously provided us with a copy of their phenomenal new album that pays tribute to the Universal and Hammer legacy, Monsters of Legend! We’re giving a copy away to the listener who can answer the following trivia question (also presented in the episode). E-mail, post on our Facebook page or in the comments below, send your answer through the post-apocalyptic wilderness, and if you get it right, the CD will be yours!

This movie was the first to introduce the idea that zombies specifically want to eat brains:
A) Night of the Living Dead
B) Dawn of the Dead
C) Nightmare City
D) The Return of the Living Dead
E) Re-Animator

Good luck!

NOTE: This episode was uploaded by an unknown party that discovered the file on a server after being unable to contact either Scott or Arnold. Listeners should be warned that some of what they may hear might be considered…alarming…

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Illustrations from William Seabrook’s THE MAGIC ISLAND

WHITE ZOMBIE (complete film at Archive.org)

WHITE ZOMBIE (novelization by Stephen D. Sullivan)

PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE (complete film at Archive.org)

THE LAST MAN ON EARTH (complete film at Archive.org)

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (complete film at Archive.org)

ZOMBIE (original trailer presented from Blue Underground)

The “Video Nasties” (Wikipedia)

“The Trioxin Theme” from THE RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD

AMC’s official THE WALKING DEAD page

Run For Your Lives: The Original Zombie Infested 5K Obstacle Course Race

Zombie Video Games (Wikipedia)

Zombies!!! (Twilight Creations Inc.)

Last Night on Earth (Flying Frog Productions)

All Flesh Must Be Eaten RPG (Eden Studios Inc.)

LEGO Zombie Minifigure Bio! (“Briiiiiiiiiicks…”)

The Walking Dead “Sassy” Rick Grimes Halloween Costume!

13: Toby Froud & Lessons Learned

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We are honored to have the first exclusive interview with Toby Froud (LABYRINTH, Stripey Pajama Productions) all about his exciting new project, LESSONS LEARNED, a Kickstarter-funded practical puppet production in association with Heather Henson’s Handmade Puppet Dreams! Go behind the scenes as the G2V Guys find out the genesis of this tale, some details on the construction of the characters, sets, and props, the many helping hands contributing to the creation of an all-new world of fantasy and adventure, and how this will continue the fine “Froudian” tradition!

Now also on YouTube!

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SHOW LINKS:
LESSONS LEARNED Kickstarter Page

Stripey Pajama Productions: Toby Froud’s Facebook Page

Handmade Puppet Dreams

Lillian Todd-jones’ YouTube Channel

William Todd-Jones’ Website

12: The Lovecraft Legacy – PLUS Contest: Win Midnight Syndicate’s The 13th Hour!

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His influence has wound its way tentacle-like into every nook and cranny of pop culture. In a vast and mysterious ocean of entertainment, his stories have inspired and influenced entire waves of film, television, comics, games, and so much more. This way may lead to madness, but Scott and Arnold devote this installment of their month-long Halloween exploration by diving deep into the legacy of the one, the only H.P. Lovecraft! And to do it right, Arnold travelled all the way from Baltimore MD to Portland OR, just in time to join Scott for a Lovecraft film festival featuring a 35mm print of Re-Animator!

We also have a special contest this episode! Midnight Syndicate has graciously provided us with a copy of one of their albums, The 13th Hour, which we’re giving away to the listener who can answer the following trivia question (also presented in the episode). E-mail, post on our Facebook page, beam your answer into our addled minds, and if you get it right, the CD will be yours!the13thhour

Lovecraft’s novella, At the Mountains of Madness, was published by what pulp magazine?
A) Amazing Stories
B) Argosy All-Story Weekly
C) Weird Tales
D) Astounding Stories
E) Startling Stories

And stay tuned for the next episode, when we’ll be featuring another Midnight Syndicate album giveaway!

…but be warned, The G2V Podcast can not be held responsible if listening to this episode alters your physical form or renders you utterly insane!

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“Lovecraft Slowly Shedding Cult Status” (Chicago Tribune)

The H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society

The H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival and CthulhuCon

The Hollywood Theatre, Portland OR

Chaosium

Fantasy Flight Games

Copyright Status of Works by H.P. Lovecraft (The H.P. Lovecraft Wiki)

Sigh Co. Graphics

Cthulhu Pie!

11: Universal Horror! – with Steven Warren Hill

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In their second weekly episode in October to celebrate Halloween, Scott and Arnold take a fond look back at one of the greatest sustained periods of horror movie magic with a chat about the Universal Studios horror movies of the 1920s-1940s and the many monsters that populated their memorable pantheon.

To help them out, the guys welcome author Steven Warren Hill of the two-volume guide to classic horror cinema from 1920-1951, Silver Scream!

Steven Warren Hill, author of SILVER SCREAM
Steven Warren Hill, author of SILVER SCREAM

SPECIAL NOTE: We’d like to thank well-known Halloween music and gothic horror fantasy soundtrack composers and performers, Midnight Syndicate, for allowing us to incorporate music from their phenomenal new album that also pays tribute to the Universal legacy, Monsters of Legend.

Monsters_of_Legend_coverWe also want to draw your attention to the group’s new Kickstarter campaign to enable them to perform live; it has a goal of at least $40,000 by Sunday, November 10, 11:30pm EST. Check out the details here or via the banner link on the right on our site. Thanks again, guys!

TECHNICAL NOTE: We continue to work out the technical kinks, but this one is odd. This was our first three-way (please, don’t) conversation (recorded prior to our interview with Stephen Graves in the preceding “Satellite” episode), but not entirely for that reason, Scott’s audio fell about a second behind Arnold’s and Steve’s. This results in a weird recurring delay in which it seems that Arnold and Steve are stepping on Scott’s comments or leaving him as the last to react to something in the conversation, resulting in creepy delayed laughter from Scott. Trust us – the guys aren’t being rude to him, neither is Scott demonically possessed. Although we do think “Scott’s Laugh” may become a new CreepyPasta worthy of the SCP Foundation:

SCP-3370: Scott's Laugh
SCP-3370: Scott’s Laugh

ITEM #: SCP-3370 – SCOTT’S LAUGH

OBJECT CLASS: KETER

SPECIAL CONTAINMENT PROCEDURES: Since this is a sound – possibly independent of any actual recording technology or physical media – containment is a difficult if not impossible task, with the most effort concentrated instead on raising awareness and exercising extreme caution.

DESCRIPTION: This is the ghostly delayed laughter of G2V Podcast producer and co-host Scott Alan Woodard, who slipped out of phase one day and kept laughing out of sync with reality. Sometimes people say they can hear his laugh – always delayed by an awkward amount of time – on YouTube videos, their own iPhones, and even old CDs. Some even report continuing to hear the laugh long after they’ve shut off any recording or device, as if the sound has infected them or taken up residence inside their auditory canal. Others wake in the middle of the night to utter silence, but if they wait a moment…

“HAHAHAHAHA!”

In all documented cases, the laugh causes dementia and eventually death.

So enjoy the episode!

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SHOW LINKS:
The Official Universal Studios Entertainment Facebook Page

WUHF Creature Feature open, 1980 (Scott’s local show)

WBFF Ghost Host (Arnold’s local show)

WGN Creature Features (Steve’s local show)

Creature Features boardgame (1975, Research Games)

The House of Frankenstein, Niagara Falls, ON attraction