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22: It’s Cool to Like Apes Again! – with Scott Collura

Do we really have to say it? You want us to say it, don’t you. OK…

The G2V Guys go APE this time around as they’re joined by Scott Collura of IGN.com and the Transporter Room 3 podcast! From the publication of Pierre Boulle’s 1963 novel LA PLANETE DES SINGES (MONKEY PLANET) to five feature films, animated and live-action TV series, comics, toys, two reboots, and now the latest chapter in a new incarnation on its way this summer, the PLANET OF THE APES universe has never been more popular. G2V has a search through the Sacred Scrolls, bewares the Beast Man, and trudges through a desert of diverse observations to get to the most shattering secret of all (yes, more shocking than the Statue of Liberty!) – what makes us all fans of those damn, dirty APES?

Now also on YouTube!

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IGN.com

Transporter Room 3 podcast

The Creepy Hybrid Human-Ape Child Never Used in BENEATH THE PLANET OF THE APES

Revenge From Planet Ape! (this bizarre voiceover was appended by distributors to a cut US release of 1971’s TOMBS OF THE BLIND DEAD to try to convince moviegoers that the Spanish horror film was somehow connected to the APES franchise due to the tenuous visual design link between the Apes and the mummified Templar zombies in the film – trust us, the whole thing is nuts!)

ALL of the once rare 1981 Galen (Roddy McDowall) bumpers for the TV-movie repackagings of the 1974 television series (Note: Arnold refers to these in the episodes as being used for the original films, but that was incorrect, sorry!):
POTA Old Galen 1981 TV Wrap 1A        POTA Old Galen 1981 TV Wrap 1B
POTA Old Galen 1981 TV Wrap 2A        POTA Old Galen 1981 TV Wrap 2B
POTA Old Galen 1981 TV Wrap 3A        POTA Old Galen 1981 TV Wrap 3B
POTA Old Galen 1981 TV Wrap 4A        POTA Old Galen 1981 TV Wrap 4B
POTA Old Galen 1981 TV Wrap 5A        POTA Old Galen 1981 TV Wrap 5B

The Carol Burnett Show – Roddy McDowall in a surprising appearance (1974)

Paul Williams appears on Johnny Carson in full Virgil makeup from BATTLE FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES (1973)

MAD TV – The Lost Elvis Movie – The Planet with Some Apes

Terra Primate Roleplaying Game (Eden Studios)

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21: Tabletop Tales – with Boyan Radakovich

The G2V Guys welcome Boyan “Bo” Radakovich – associate producer of the hit Geek & Sundry web show, TableTop, starring Wil Wheaton and a rotating assortment of celebrity guests – to talk about the making of the series, the upcoming Second “International TableTop Day” taking place around the globe, and the shared passion for gaming that has turned the hobby into a mainstream pursuit now enjoyed by more people than ever before. Roll the dice, make your move, and listen as the Face of Bo tells all!

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TableTop

International TableTop Day

Spiel des Jahres

Powell’s Books

Clockwork Couture

SoCal Games Day

Game Board! (From the IT Crowd finale)

Cyberpunk Soundtracks: Tabletop Gaming Soundscapes

14: Zombiemania!

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!