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Are you enjoying the summer blockbuster season? Are you a fan of Star Wars and Jurassic Park? Without the groundbreaking work of Ray Harryhausen, the modern film industry would be very different from what you see today. Harryhausen's work in special effects helped to transform Science Fiction and Fantasy from low budget camp into impressive tales that sparked the imagination.
In this episode of Geekerati, Christian Lindke, Bill Cunningham, and Shawna Benson discuss Harryhausen's enduring legacy.
Deborah Chesher, renowned photographer and author of the previous book "StarArt" talks with us about her new book "Everybody I Shot is Dead" which details the lives and deaths of several famous musicians she has fortunate enough to cover -- musicians like John Bonham, John Denver, Waylon Jennings, John Lee Hooker, Rick Nelson, and Frank Zappa among many others.
Our own Mad Pulp Publisher Bill Cunningham's publishing company Pulp 2.0 is on a roll. Bill will be joining us to talk about the company's recent projects and what he has in store for us. Let's just say Super Heroes, Men of Mystery, Hideous Monsters and other pulpish excitement await.
Each year the television networks introduce us to an array of new programming. Some of these shows go on to become long lasting franchises, some become cult fan favorites, and others fall to the wayside forgotten. Resident Geekerati TV expert Shawna Benson offers insight to this year's crop of pilots and crashes.
Join us as we chat with Game industry veterans Richard Baker, David Noonan and Stephen Schubert who have united to found Sasquatch Game Studio, a design house and publisher devoted to creating “dream team” products for the hobby game market. Their first project, the Pathfinder- and Dungeons & Dragons-compatible Primeval Thule campaign setting, grew from the trio’s shared love of pulp adventures—stories by Robert E. Howard (Conan), H.P. Lovecraft (Cthulhu), and Clark Ashton Smith.
“Modern fantasy draws from two great inspirations: epics such as Lord of the Rings, and the adventure stories of characters such as Conan, Tarzan, or John Carter,” said Baker. “We feel that there aren’t many game settings around that capture the action, savagery, and barbaric splendor of the sword-and-sandals tradition. That’s the experience we want to deliver with our Primeval Thule setting.”
The three Sasquatch principals collectively have 48 years of professional experience in the industry, mostly designing and developing D&D for TSR and Wizards of the Coast. Their first product—and the company itself—grew out of their ongoing Thursday night D&D game.
Join us as we chat with Tony Lee and Ken Whitman about the exciting Sovereign Stone Kickstarter project.
Sovereign Stone was a collaboration of tabletop RPG gaming luminaries featuring Larry Elmore, Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman. Through Elmore's vivid visual renditions of unique personalities, clashing nations, fantastical creatures, and enchanting landscapes along with a saga weaved by Weis & Hickman, the culmination chronicled the struggle of mortals' attempt to master the unfathomable power of the Sovereign Stone given them from the gods--an artifact forged for peace among races but ignited war between brothers.
Now, Timeout Diversions humbly seeks your help in returning the heroic adventures and breathtaking backdrop of Sovereign Stone to gaming, in an iteration re-envisioned by the creators and redesigned for the most popular RPG system in the world -- Pathfinder® Roleplaying Game.
Join us as David Gerrold and David C. Fein discuss their attempt to Kickstart an SF Television series pilot episode.
Multi-generational Star Trek alumni join forces to bring you the science fiction series you want... David Gerrold's The Star Wolf!
The Star Wolf is an epic adventure of ordinary men and women caught in an extraordinary war against a race of superhuman creatures... the Morthans who have augmented their evolution, genetically transformed themselves into a breed of gigantic warriors, trained for aggression, ferocity, and hatred... and they have sworn to destroy humanity!
Series Creator – David Gerrold (Star Trek: The Original Series, Star Trek: The Animated Series, Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Twilight Zone, Babylon 5, Sliders)
Producer/Writer – D.C. Fontana (Star Trek: The Original Series, Star Trek: The Animated Series, Logan's Run, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Babylon 5 )
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The world of on demand entertainment is here. Between Kickstarter projects where consumers are empowered to fund the projects they would like to see produced to new shows being produced for streaming services, it is a brave new world of entertainment.
This week, Shawna and Christian will discuss the new Amazon television shows. Are they worth your time?