SciFi4Me: The H2O Podcast

SciFi4Me: The H2O Podcast

Mr. Hunt and Mr. Harvey share opinions on the latest news and happenings in the science fiction, fantasy, and horror genres -- with the occasional digressions.

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December 7, 2021 73 min
J.R.R. Tolkien did it in THE LORD OF THE RINGS. Marc Okrand did it for STAR TREK. From Elvish to Klingon to Vulcan to Esperanto and all points in between, there are times when it's necessary to craft a language from scratch. Tip Jar: https://www.paypal.me/scifi4me SubscribeStar: http://www.subscribestar.com/scifi4me Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/gboU11 http://www.twitch.tv/scifi4me Odysee: https://odysee.com/@SciFi4Me ...
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Have you ever noticed that when there's a villain in a story, it seems more often than not the character is British. Why is that? It hasn't always been like that, you know... Tip Jar: https://www.paypal.me/scifi4me SubscribeStar: http://www.subscribestar.com/scifi4me Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/gboU11 http://www.twitch.tv/scifi4me Odysee: https://odysee.com/@SciFi4Me http://www.facebook.com/scifi4me http://www....
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It's the movie we've been awaiting for a long while now, and it's finally out in theaters. Is GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE everything we'd hoped? Is it worthy of the title? Does it meet our expectations, or is it an underwhelming flop? How much did they get right, and how much did they get wrong? Tip Jar: https://www.paypal.me/scifi4me SubscribeStar: http://www.subscribestar.com/scifi4me Newsletter: http://eepurl.com...
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So, on Friday the 12th, we got a few bits and bites about the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe series coming soon to Disney Plus. And we got -- well, not very much about the new series in the Star Wars universe. Let's discuss. Tip Jar: https://www.paypal.me/scifi4me SubscribeStar: http://www.subscribestar.com/scifi4me Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/gboU11 http://www.twitch.tv/scifi4me Odysee: https://odysee.com/@SciFi...
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"There's no such thing as an original idea anymore." Do you find yourself wondering where all the new ideas have gone? Do you frequently experience frustration at all of the remakes and reboots and requels and reimaginings? Well...this may be a conversation that either helps or hurts. Tip Jar: https://www.paypal.me/scifi4me SubscribeStar: http://www.subscribestar.com/scifi4me Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/gboU11 htt...
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Something we haven't done in a while: talk about books. So we're going to take a little time tonight and discuss some titles we've read in recent days, and give you some (possible?) recommendations for books you can read while you're holed up for the winter. Tip Jar: https://www.paypal.me/scifi4me SubscribeStar: http://www.subscribestar.com/scifi4me Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/gboU11 http://www.twitch.tv/scifi...
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October 26, 2021 86 min
Well, we've seen it. So now we're going to talk about it in a special Tuesday edition. Bring your thoughts about Part One of Dune, and let's talk about what works, what doesn't work, how it compares to Lynch's version (does it?), and what we might expect for Part Two. Tip Jar: https://www.paypal.me/scifi4me SubscribeStar: http://www.subscribestar.com/scifi4me Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/gboU11 http://www.t...
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So...DC Fandome came and went, and in the past week or so there's been a lot of talk about Superman (no, not that one...the other one). So we're pulling from our planned-ahead-of-time list to take a look at the Man of Steel with an eye toward the question: would Superman be best considered science fiction or fantasy? Because there's an argument to be made either way. Tip Jar: https://www.paypal.me/scifi4me SubscribeSt...
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October 4, 2021 65 min
Last week we got word that there's a new BABYLON 5 on the way, and it got us thinking: what are some of the old TV shows and movies that absolutely NEED a remake? The stories that -- for whatever reason -- didn't quite take off the first time and deserve another chance. Got any suggestions? Share them with us. Tip Jar: https://www.paypal.me/scifi4me SubscribeStar: http://www.subscribestar.com/scifi4me Newsletter: http://...
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September 27, 2021 70 min
BREAKING: Today we got the news that The CW is rebooting BABYLON 5, a series that some feel is one of the best science fiction series of all time. J. Michael Straczynski is on board, and it's described as a "from the ground up" reboot. Are we ready for this? Tip Jar: https://www.paypal.me/scifi4me SubscribeStar: http://www.subscribestar.com/scifi4me Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/gboU11 http://www.twitch.tv/scifi4...
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September 20, 2021 88 min
Last week, we focused our attention on the upcoming DUNE adaptation and our expectations -- cautiously optimistic hopes, if you will -- along with a look at David Lynch's version from oh, so long ago. Will it live up to the hype? Because DUNE has been seen as one of *those* stories that's almost impossible to get right. This week, we broaden our scope to those other stories that would seem to fit that same category: the un...
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Arthur P Jacobs, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Ridley Scott, David Lynch, the Sci Fi Channel ... and now Denis Villeneuve takes a crack at Arrakis. There's a lot of buzz about this movie, and there's a lot riding on its success. Not just the potential for part two, but also the impact that it may have on distribution models as we continue to crawl out of the pandemic chaos. Can this adaptation of Frank Herbert's masterpiece go ...
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Coming on the heels of our look back at Richard Donner's career, we thought we'd take a little more time to go in-depth with a discussion about one of the best movies of the 80s: THE GOONIES. Guest: Christopher Hoffmann Tip Jar: https://www.paypal.me/scifi4me SubscribeStar: http://www.subscribestar.com/scifi4me Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/gboU11 http://www.twitch.tv/scifi4me Odysee: https://odysee.com/@SciFi4Me ...
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July 26, 2021 74 min
In the wake of Richard Donner's death, we take a look at his career and how his approach to "Verisimilitude" had an impact on not only his superhero projects, but movies and television shows from other genres and other creators. [pre-recorded] Tip Jar: https://www.paypal.me/scifi4me SubscribeStar: http://www.subscribestar.com/scifi4me Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/gboU11 http://www.twitch.tv/scifi4me Odysee: https:...
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July 4, 2021 76 min
Return with us to those thrilling days of yesteryear! Tonight we take a look -- or is it a listen? -- to a form of media that we don't think about all that often: the radio show. Superman, The Lone Ranger, The Green Hornet, War of the Worlds, the "Lights Out" series, the NPR adaptations of STAR WARS.... All of those came before, and now we're seeing how it influences what we're getting now with fully produced a...
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Recently, we've seen trailers for new shows that aren't....quite...new. Reboots and sequels for shows that were popular in the 80s. And they all had one thing in common: they sold toys. Is that the only way for a franchise to stay afloat? Merchandise? Tip Jar: https://www.paypal.me/scifi4me SubscribeStar: http://www.subscribestar.com/scifi4me Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/gboU11 http://www.twitch.tv/scifi4me Odysee: ht...
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There are a few of them out there. Those books, video games, the projects that never got finished. Some of them are "still in the works" we're told. Others, well, .... you know you're never getting that next "Ice and Fire" book, right? Two-Seventy-One Monday continues! Tip Jar: https://www.paypal.me/scifi4me SubscribeStar: http://www.subscribestar.com/scifi4me Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/gboU11 http:/...
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As it turns out, there are a lot more of these than we thought -- the musical episode. The one time a cast of characters break into song and dance in a show that otherwise plays things pretty straight. Is it time to retire this trope? And no, we're not singing... Tip Jar: https://www.paypal.me/scifi4me SubscribeStar: http://www.subscribestar.com/scifi4me Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/gboU11 http://www.twitch.tv/scifi4me Od...
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You know him for his classic American literary works -- OF MICE AND MEN, or maybe THE GRAPES OF WRATH. But did you know that early in his career, John Steinbeck took a turn at horror? And it's never been published. Now, a literature professor is urging the Steinbeck estate to publish the book -- a murder mystery that involves a werewolf. https://www.theguardian.com/books/2021/may/22/john-steinbecks-estate-urged-to-let-the-worl...
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Can music save your mortal soul? Does music soothe the savage beast? Is it likely the rhythm is gonna get you? Tonight, we take a look (or a listen?) and discuss how music can play a vital role in the effectiveness of some of our favorite genre movies and TV shows. Maybe even more than you realize. Tip Jar: https://www.paypal.me/scifi4me SubscribeStar: http://www.subscribestar.com/scifi4me Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/gboU11 h...
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