Friday, March 24, 2006

Concerning Hobbits and Movies

In episode #2, we discussed the top ten cheesy movies of the 1980's, and started a new segment entitled the Cultures of Middle Earth, in which we discussed Hobbits.

News
A TV series spin-off of Star Wars will begin production in 2008. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/4808746.stm
Gary Oldman has been confirmed as returning as Sirius Black in the fifth Harry Potter film, The Order of the Phoenix.
Starting Monday, March 27, the fantasy mini-series Dark Kingdom airs on the Sci-Fi channel.
Toronto will be the location a stage production of Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. http://toronto.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20060323/lotr_toronto_060323/ It opened thursday with mediocre reviews. Bummer.

Song: Dreamscape, Equinoxal Mix by Incidental Fusion.

Topic of the day: top 10 cheesy fantasy movies of the 1980's.
10. Willow - 1988
9. Secret of NIMH - 1982
8. Dark Crystal - 1982
7. Ladyhawke - 1985
6. Adventures of Baron Munchausen - 1988
5. Legend - 1985
4. Labyrinth - 1986
3. Ghostbusters - 1984
2. The Neverending Story - 1984
1. The Princess Bride - 1987

Promo from Marc Gunn of the Brobdingnagian Bards.
Song: Middle Earth Bragging Song by Marc Gunn.

Hobbit 101

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Saturday, March 18, 2006

Cinderella and Leprechauns, Oh my!

In our debut episode, we will discuss leprechauns, the evolution of fairy tales, and much more.

Show notes:
Introduction
News
- Rumours of a proposed Buffy spin off movie centering on the Willow character.
- V is for Vendetta opens this weekend.
- New comic book series being launched this spring by Marvel Comics and Stephen King, focusing on Roland Deschain from the Dark Tower series.
- Lumos 2006, a Harry Potter Symposium, held July 27-30th in Las Vegas.
- The Chronicles of Narnia: the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe will be released on DVD on April 4th.
- A new movie based on the book The Prestige by Christopher Priest will begin shooting this year.
Trivia question
Song: The Leprechaun by Brobdingnagian Bards
Discussion of leprechauns
Fairy tales
- Cinderella
- Snow White
Song: Star Of The County Down by James Connolly
Trivia answer
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Thursday, March 16, 2006

Fantasy Podcast Intro

This is an intro episode to our new podcast which will discuss all things related to fantasy, including literature, folklore, movies, pop pulture, and much more!