Before Geeks Were Cool Podcast Episode 23: Laser Dicks!
It’s a look back at the glory days of the VHS tape and the local video store. On this episode Laree and Jim take a trip down memory lane as they talk about their first exposure to the VHS format, renting VCRs, The Octagon, Star Wars on super-8, Monty Python, Chuck Norris, the Cult movie section, Pink Flamingos, The Toxic Avenger, Barbie doll porn, Back to the Future, favorite video stores, The Princess Bride, scat videos, Eraserhead, Blue Velvet, Battle Beyond the Stars, Infra-Man, Laserdiscs, The Devils, Lair of the White Worm, Browsing the video store aisles, The Phantom Menace, GreenCine, Laree’s life as a video store clerk, “adult” films, the arrival of DVDs, Absolute Beginners, Homemade compilation videos and watching porn with other dudes.
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Hypothermia en Français! Part deux:
Hypothermia en Français! Part un:
Hypothermia DVD cover from Thailand.
German Blu-ray cover for “Hypothermia - The Coldest Prey”
The motel from The Off Season. Then and now.
A very Happy Birthday to Mr. Michael Berryman!
Before Geeks Were Cool Podcast Episode 22: Weird Tales!
It’s a monster-sized episode focusing on author HP Lovecraft and Lovecraftian cinema! Feel the dread as your hosts talk about how they each first discovered Lovecraft, their visits to Providence, Re-Animator, From Beyond, The Dunwich Horror, Necronomicon, The Evil Dead, Castle Freak, Bleeders, Dagon, Laree’s Lovecraft movie appearance, Possession, The Silver Globe (which Phantasm fan Jim mistakenly refers to as The Silver Sphere), The Thing, The Mouth of Madness, The Mist, Prince of Darkness, Event Horizon, Color from the Dark, The Curse, Alien, Promethius, Alien vs. Predator, Europa Report, The Last Winter, The Shuttered Room, The Wicker Man, the Call of Cthulhu role-playing game, Hellboy, pulp magazines, Conan the Barbarian, Lovecraft’s racism, the cute-ification of Cthulhu and how Bronies are the lowest form of fandom.
Program note: This will be the last of the weekly podcasts. From now on, we will be releasing slightly longer episodes every other week.
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Before Geeks Were Cool Podcast Episode 21: 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.
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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.
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