January 31, 2016

[Masters of Carpentry] Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers

In our latest installment of the Halloween franchise, things take a sad turn as the wrong characters are killed, the story stops making sense, a beloved character actor takes a turn for the worst, and Michael spends a surprising amount of time with his mask off and his face in clear view. Is a magnificent performance from little Danielle Harris enough to make it worthwhile? Check it out here.

January 10, 2016

[Masters of Carpentry] They Live

Melissa Kaercher again dons the shades with us as we take a loving look at Carpenter's rowdy 80s classic. We also take some time to recap the glorious peak that was Carpenter in the 80s as we ready ourselves for the final leg of this project. Check it out here.

Fun fact: If you notice that my audio sounds a little different and a bit more stilted than usual in the first 25-ish minutes, there's a reason for that. My audio didn't exist. Partway through recording the episode, we realized we'd encountered the glaring technical error of me not pressing record on my end, and Skype's recorder (good riddance, Powergramo) completely failed to give us a backup. Nonetheless, as we had everyone elses' audio, we pressed on, and I was able to fill in those missing portions by blowing up their tracks so I could faintly make out my own voice through their headphones, thus giving me a guide to re-record that portion of my end. It doesn't fix me being a stiff actor, nor that I'm suddenly talking quietly because it was the middle of the night and I didn't want to wake people up, but hey, we still managed to save the episode instead of just scrapping it and starting over again. Which is what happened next month. Stay tuned for that!

GUEST APPEARANCE: Starmageddon, episode 24

With co-host Dan Taylor off as he delights in the joys of being a new father, my friend Michael May asked me to fill in for an episode, and we had a blast discussing Alan Dean Foster novelizations, the legal struggles of fan creations, and a major myth of the Star Trek movies. Check it out here.