13: Toby Froud & Lessons Learned

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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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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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

10: Missing Doctor Who Episodes

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Most DOCTOR WHO fans know the tragic story of the “missing episodes” – individual installments and occasionally entire stories from the early days of the show, wiped or junked by the BBC sometimes only shortly after they were aired, never to be seen again. Most of the losses centered around the First Doctor (William Hartnell) and Second Doctor (Patrick Troughton) eras, but as the decades have passed there have been a number of surprising and very welcome recoveries. Missing episodes have been found and returned to the BBC from all over the globe, and as of 2013 there were 106 episodes still missing…until now.

This October – and appropriately enough in the show’s 50th anniversary year – the largest haul of recovered episodes in the last 25 years or more has been announced: nine episodes that restore one Second Doctor story and nearly complete another.

Now available on iTunes as digital downloads (find the link below) and soon to appear on DVD at the end of this year and the beginning of 2014, the six-episode Second Doctor story “The Enemy of the World” is complete for the first time since its airing in 1967-1968, and the subsequent tale “The Web of Fear” is now lacking only its third episode. Both stories are treasures beyond imagining for fans to either revisit or see for the very first time.

Scott and Arnold are two of those fans, and they’re joined in this very special “Satellite” episode by Stephen Graves, online deputy editor of Stuff.tv and co-host of The Naked Scarf podcast. Stephen was fortunate enough to attend the BBC’s press conference on Thursday, October 10, 2013 that announced the recovery of the episodes and gave those in attendance the chance to watch two of them alongside stars Frazer Hines and Deborah Watling, who appear as the Doctor’s companions Jamie and Victoria in both adventures.

Join the guys as they celebrate the “new” episodes and speculate on what the future may hold for the ongoing “missing episode” hunt!

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9: John Carpenter – The “Prince of Darkness”

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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!

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Michael Myers Masks

Hysterical (1983, The Hudson Brothers)

John W. Campbell Jr.’s “Who Goes There?” (Wikipedia)

Practical effects from The Thing remake (video by ADI)

Bernard Quatermass (Wikipedia)

Timescape (1980, Gregory Benford – John Carpenter has credited this as partial inspiration for Prince of Darkness)