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#16 — Godzilla (1954) — A Shoot the WISB Discussion

14 Mar

Kaiju classics, Tokyo destruction, and mad science, oh my!  Shaun, Julia, Paul, Mike, and Kaiju Master David join forces to tackle Ishiro Honda’s 1954 classic, Godzilla (or Gojira), for the World SF Tour!

Question for everyone:  What is your favorite kaiju movie and/or favorite kaiju?

Spoiler Alert:  the following podcast contains spoilers for the film being reviewed; if you wish to see the film without having it ruined for you, download this podcast and save it for later.

Godzilla (1954) -- Criterion Cover

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Show notes (info about our contributors can be found on the about page):

  • Godzilla (1954)(IMDB)
  • Godzilla (Criterion Edition on BluRay, DVD, or Digital)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNKPY3LkotE

My Superpower: Kyle Burnett

18 Feb bigdriver

My Superpower is a regular guest column on the Skiffy and Fanty blog where authors and creators tell us about one weird skill, neat trick, highly specialized cybernetic upgrade, or other superpower they have, and how it helped (or hindered!) their creative process as they built their project. Today we welcome Kyle Burnett to talk about how the power of Cinematic Superimposition relates to Big Driver.

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Origin stories for most superheroes involve tragedy of one type or another. My story is no different. My super power is called Cinematic Superimposition. What this does is allow me to see and hear everything in terms of cinematic production value.

Growing up, I experienced trauma of both the emotional and physical variety. When I was four years old, I watched my three year old brother fall into a river and drown in front of me. I helplessly watched my father deteriorate from Huntington’s Chorea before finally passing when I was seventeen. In a single year, I cremated my step father, my sister, and another of my little brothers. It happened to be the same year my grandfather passed, but I wasn’t involved in his cremation. Continue reading

#14 — Heavenly Creatures (1994) — A Shoot the WISB Discussion

14 Feb

Madness, clay people, and murder, oh my!  Shaun, Paul, Stina, and David join forces to tackle Peter Jackson’s 1994 film, Heavenly Creatures, for the World SF Tour!

Spoiler Alert:  the following podcast contains spoilers for the film being reviewed; if you wish to see the film without having it ruined for you, download this podcast and save it for later.

Heavenly Creatures -- 1994

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Show notes (info about our contributors can be found on the about page):

Note:  We’re shifting over the Shoot the WISB segments from my personal blog to The Skiffy and Fanty Show.  Why?  It just makes more sense, I suppose.  If you’ve never listened to the Shoot the WISB casts, you’ll likely see them pop up in your iTunes or RSS feeds over the next few weeks.

184. Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007) — A Torture Cinema Christmas “Adventure”

30 Dec

Chipmunks, evil executives, and childish humor, oh my!  Julia, Shaun, and Paul return for a very special Christmas-time edition of Torture Cinema.  It’s a very chipmunky episode, too!

We hope you enjoy the episode!

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Here’s the episode (show notes are below):

Episode 183 — Download (MP3)

Alvin and the Chipmunks -- 2007

Show Notes:

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Our new intro music is “Time Flux” by Revolution Void (CC BY 3.0).  Additional music from “Coffin Ships” by (Peter DiPhillips) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0

That’s all, folks!  Thanks for listening.  See you next week.

180. Reign of Fire (2002) — A Torture Cinema “Adventure”

15 Dec

Dragons, ash munching, and crazy Americans, on my!  Shaun, Jen, Julia, and Paul tackle Reign of Fire — Jen, by the way, doesn’t agree with the rest of us…for reasons.

We hope you enjoy the episode!

Note:  If you have iTunes and like this show, please give us a review on our iTunes page, or feel free to email us with your thoughts about the show!

Here’s the episode (show notes are below):

Episode 180 — Download (MP3)

Reign of Fire

Show Notes:

You can also support this podcast by signing up for a one month free trial at Audible.  Doing so helps us, gives you a change to try out Audible’s service, and brings joy to everyone.

Our new intro music is “Time Flux” by Revolution Void (CC BY 3.0).  Additional music from “Coffin Ships” by (Peter DiPhillips) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0

That’s all, folks!  Thanks for listening.  See you next week.

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