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S5E22 - Ep 113: Ray Harryhausen and the Miracle of Dynamation (with screenwriter Scott Clevenger)

For over 30 years, Ray Harryhausen revolutionized what a movie monster could be—bringing joy & wonder to generations of fans.

Special effects titan Ray Harryhausen is rightfully renowned for pushing the medium of stop motion animation and single-handedly creating some of the most memorable on-screen monsters ever captured on screen. For this epic journey, we welcome back Scott Clevenger (from the Slumgullion podcast) to celebrate the mythic life and career of this legendary artist.

After starting with a little history on the man himself, we'll each present one of Harryhausen's 17 films. Making sure to keep his wonderful, if monstrous, creations in the spotlight.

Later on we have the results of the HARRYHAUSEN BATTLE ROYAL poll which we posted to the Facebook group before ending things on Nintenjoe's (hopefully not final) B-Segment.

On Twitter (X), be sure to follow Jeff @TheSlumgullion and Scott @Scottclevenger AND... you can and should listen to The Slumgullion anywhere you listen to our show and check out their website!


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S5E21 - Ep 112: Video Game Horror Obscura (Part 2)

We continue the horror extravaganza with even more creepy video games that you need to play!

Here it is, horror fans... the second half of our first (maybe only) two part episode!

8-Bit Alchemy and "All Hallows" Steve aren't done screaming out obscure horror games, in fact, this episode covers four more! Some are more obscure than others but all are worth celebrating. We even drop some honorable mentions along the way, so strap back on your chainsaw hands and buckle up, because the ride is far from over!


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S5E20 - Ep 112: Video Game Horror Obscura (Part 1)

We celebrate some incredible but lesser known video games starting with the Splatterhouse series!

Our first ever two part episode starts with a massive tribute to the Grandfather of all Gaming Gore, SPLATTERHOUSE! We'll take you game by game, room by viscera-painted room, through Rick's red-knuckled journey as he takes up the TERRORMASK to save his beloved Jennifer from the forces of EVIL!

After that, we'll each drop one OBSCURE horror game that we think deserves to have more eyeballs on it before ending things on the OCTOPONDER. We had over 60 responses this time and we're gonna read all of your amazing answers to the question: "What was the first game that truly scared you?"

If you're looking for even more Video Game Horror Obscura, have no fear because PART 2 is coming up shortly and will include 4 more games to sink your collection teeth into!


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The Brig: The Last Road to Fear Town (with vocalist Bob Mendell)

Bob Mendell crawls out of his grave to talk about his band ON YOUR DEATHBED and his work at the haunted house FEAR TOWN!

Starting the spooky season right, we slammed the BRIG door on an awesome dude with some KILLER horror cred!

Not only is Bob Mendell the vocalist for the metal bands On Your Deathbed & Drained, he's also an actor, a SFX makeup artist and the actor manager at Fear Town Haunted House! Ever wonder what it takes to run a major haunted attraction? Bob has the receipts!

Later on, we'll swing things around to talk about our favorite Retro Horror movies and what got us into the genre!

But before you go...

Put some ON YOUR DEATHBED in your ear holes!

Get your tickets to FEAR TOWN right here!


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S5E19 - Ep 111: Retro Toy Lines (w/ Greenie)

Nintenjoe takes use back through some of our favorite toy lines with the help of our guest Greenie, who brought Barbie and Living Dead Dolls!

On another toy-centric episode of the Retro Ridoctopus cephalopodcast, Nintenjoe takes the reins as we present some of our favorite Retro Toy Lines. Here we aren't just spotlighting one or two toys, but the entire lines as a whole.

Along for the ride is "Mrs. Alchemy", Steph, AKA "Green Witch Of The North", AKA "GREENIE", in her first appearance on the show! She adds an incredibly valuable voice to the discussion, talking passionately about toys that none of us ever had!

And as always, we have the Octoponder, this week's B-Segment (from 8-Bit Alchemy) and if you make it all the way to the end, a very important announcement regarding the future of the podcast.


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S5E18 - Ep 110: Dissecting the Alien Franchise (w/ podcaster El Goro)

An entire chest bursting episode devoted to the celebration and analysis of all 6 Alien films!

In space, no one can hear you scream... ...but this is only a podcast, so you don't have to worry about that.

With the help of Xenomorph-superfan and movie-dissecting guru, El Goro (from the Talk Without Rhythm Podcast), we're going to spill the ovomorphs on the entire Alien franchise! Starting with Ridley Scott's horror sci-fi masterpiece ALIEN (1979) and going all the way through ALIEN: COVENANT (2017).

Truly, this episode is the perfect organism.

Listen to El Goro every week on the TALK WITHOUT RHYTHM PODCAST!


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S5E17 - Ep 109: BANG! SPOOF! It's Parody Superheroes!

We spotlight parody superhero characters that carried their own property as well as ones that are intened to be fictions within fiction.

In every medium where superheroes exist, there are characters that spoof the genre. Some, (like the Tick), carry their own parody comics & shows. But others exist within the world of their property (as a show within a show) where these meta heroes are enjoyed by the already fictional characters of that property (like Radioactive Man is to Bart Simpson). So, up and atom, gentle listener, because in this episode, we gonna cover it all!

Crammed in between is an Octoponders where we ask you to get creative and come up with a parody superhero of your own! And later on, Parasite Steve covers the ninja-tastic Cyber Shadow on another installment of Retro Nouveau.


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S5E16 - Ep 108: The Super Nintendo Turns 32

For the 32nd birthday of the SNES, we go through some of the history, specs and games that make it one of our favorite gaming consoles of all time!

If you already feel old, how does it feel to know that the Super Nintendo came out 32 years ago?

For many of us, the 90s were defined by the 16-bit generation of video games. The successor to the enormously successful Nintendo Entertainment System was of course the good old SNES. A system that would push the envelopes the look, sound and overall experience of what a home video game could be, and go on to become a legend in it's own right.

For this episode, we cover some of the history, the technical specs (what was MODE 7 anyway?) and, of course, some of our favorite games! Expect some obvious classics as well as some deep cuts because your Octo-Hosts are huge fans of the good old SNES!

Later on, we'll get to this week's Octo-Ponder as well as a little COMPOSE YO'SELF from 8bit (or should we say 16bit) Alchemy!


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Crow's Nest: Capcom VS Marvel VS Street Fighter

A chronological tribute to the first 6 of Capcom's Marvel fighting games, starting with X-Men: Children of the Atom!

This is a supplemental Crow's Nest to "Ep 107: Gaming the Marvel Way (with Ian Wallace)". In that episode we went through enough Marvel video games to fill a Danger Room, but there were some glaring omissions...

Righting the chief of those wrongs, we decided to celebrate the first 6 (all the sprite based ones) Capcom Marvel fighters! We start with the Children of the Atom and end with a New Age of Heroes, citing each game's unique mechanics as well as playable, non-playable and secret unlockable characters!


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The Brig: Stephen Lomer Gets "Punked" (with the cast of PNN)

Our guest is the multi-talented Stephen Lomer, author of Typosquad novels and producer and star of the Parody News Network. He came on thinking the entire episode was going to be about him... he was mistaken.

Stephen Lomer is many things. Aside from being a pal, he's an Amazon Best Selling author, as well as a talented actor, producer and screenwriter!

For his first appearance in the BRIG, we decided to do something a little different, by getting 4 cast members of his YouTube show The Parody News Network to appear throughout and kind of gum up the works! Much to Stephen's chagrin, Killarney Traynor, Christa D. Terry, Tim Baird and Teresa Lomer all join in on the fun!

Retro Ridoctopus has never attempted anything like this before and is not likely to again so please, sit back and enjoy the chaos. The interruptions may be scripted, but Stephen's bewildered reactions are 100% genuine! When he admits that he has no idea what's going on... he aint kiddin!

Check out Stephen Lomer's official website! And browse his popular novels and short story collections on Amazon!

Also... don't miss Teresa Lomer's next stand-up gig at the Burren in Somerville on August 23rd!


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