Before Geeks Were Cool Podcast Episode 20: Whorotica!
Doctor Who! Part Two! This week Jim continues to drone on with his Doctor Who memories as Laree politely feigns interest. Highlights and low points include Jim’s first Doctor Who convention, the Cybermen, creepy fans, Daleks, more Tom Baker love, the Sontarans, meeting John Levene, Jim rates The Doctors, Sara Jane Smith, favorite companions, K-9, filking and erotic fan fiction.
And, as usual, your hosts veer way off topic as they get into Terry Giliam, Adventure Time and Laree and Jim’s retirement plans.
Before Geeks Were Cool Podcast Episode 20: Doctorin’ the Tardis
It’s the first half of the long-threatened two-part episode centered around Jim’s number one childhood obsession, Doctor Who. This week Laree and Jim ramble on about Robin Williams, The Wicker Man, Jim’s Doctor Who memories, Quatermass, the Pinnacle U.S. Doctor Who novelizations, Labyrinth, Harold and Maude, the current Doctor Who series and its Tiger Beat-style fans, Dragon Magazine, Lord of the Rings, Dungeons and Dragons, PBS pledge drives, the lost Doctor Who episodes, David Tennant, Fantasy Empire fanzine, Tom Bergeron: local celebrity, Laree’s Elvish maps, Peter Capaldi, Forbidden Planet NYC, Tom Baker and even more Tom Baker.
Before Geeks Were Cool Podcast Episode 19: Playing with Fire
It’s Part Two of our listener requested look at the inspirations for the films by Team MonsterPants. This week your hosts talk about the making of Automatons, Satan Hates You and Hypothermia. Related subjects include Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, Doctor Who, the comics of Jack Chick, Night of the Living Dead, 30 Days of Night, The Trinity Broadcast Network, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Eraserhead, Testsuo the Iron Man, Inland Empire, Mulberry Street, the films of Ron Ormond, Cannibal Man and Laree and Jim’s secret life as a bear couple.
Before Geeks Were Cool Podcast Episode 18: Extended Tangent
By listener request, Laree and Jim discuss the movies that inspired the films that they have made over the years. In this first episode of two, your hosts discuss the making of and inspirations for the MonsterPants movies CanniBallistic! and The Off Season. Other topics include 1980’s toys, Guardians of the Galaxy, weeding out Comic Con intruders, well-hung action figures, horror movie posters, Cemetery Man / Dellamorte Dellamore, Dario Argento, Mario Bava, Parents, Freaked, Eating Raoul, The Kingdom, The Shining and feces, feces, feces.
Before Geeks Were Cool Podcast Episode 17: Worst Episode to Date
The title says it all, this is the worst episode so far of the Before Geeks Were Cool Podcast. This week Laree arrives completely unprepared and Jim is even more tongue-tied and lethargic than usual as they attempt to chat about science fiction comics.
Listen, if you dare, as your so-called “hosts” wander from topic to topic including Guardians of the Galaxy, Mad Max Thunder Road, Rock and Roll’s Greatest Failure: Otway The Movie, Planet Hulk, The Micronauts, Thor movies, Dreadstar, Zooniverse, Heavy Metal Magazine, Epic Illustrated, action figures, Henshin Cyborg, 2000AD, Doctor Who, Green Lantern, Moebius, Supermarionation, Harlan Ellison, Space Ghost, Let My Puppets Come and more censorship from Jim’s mom.
A truly terrible episode. Available on iTunes. You have been warned.
Before Geeks Were Cool Podcast Episode 16: Summer Lovers
It’s a super-sized summer spectacular! This week Laree and Jim reminisce about summers long past as they ramble on about going to various drive-in theaters, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, favorite amusement park rides, the Heavy Metal film, laser light shows, sneaking into drive-ins, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, 80’s porno theaters, Conan the Destroyer, older stoners, Robert E. Howard paperbacks, VCR’s in the 1980’s, horror movies at the drive-in, comic book annuals and camping out in the backyard.
Other topics include Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, The Mego Museum, Boom! Studios Planet of the Apes comics, topless Zira, Microman String Divers from 3A Toys, Transformers: Age of Extinction and definitive proof that Michael Bay is a woman hating-racist.