Monday, January 28, 2013

Episode 15: Webisodic: Electric City and Fallout: Nuka Break

There once was a time when the only place you could find filmed post-apocalyptic tales was in theaters or on TV. Silly past! Here in the future, we now have the option to check out original web series programming right on the internet! On the last episode of Post-Apodaclypse, we covered Bryan Singer's "H+". This week, hosts Tim Watts and Michael O'Connell, along with returning guest Vlado Zeravica, point and click their way through the Tom Hanks-created animated web series "Electric City", as well as the fan-film-turned-web-series "Fallout: Nuka Break", a much-loved independent creation set in the world of the Fallout games. Celebrate the marvels of the modern entertainment age with us!

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Episode 14: Webisodic: H+

In our world, right now, millions of people carry smartphones and can't make it through their day without regularly checking them.  But imagine what it would be like if that connectivity could be, instead, injected right into your body, putting your brain online 24/7?  This is the near-future we're introduced to in the Bryan Singer-produced web series called "H+".  And since we're covering the series on Post-Apodaclypse, you can probably guess that something with this technology goes terribly, terribly wrong.  Join hosts Tim Watts and Michael O'Connell, along with guest Vlado Zeravica, as they explore this story and all the many questions it raises about man's marriage to machine.

If you'd like to watch the whole 48-episode series on YouTube (episodes are generally 3-6 minutes each) before listening to this podcast , you can start at the beginning right here:

The H+ Digital Series

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Episode 13: Cinema Crapfest - She and Steel Dawn

Ah, the 80's.  For every piece of groundbreaking entertainment that defined the decade, there was an equally crappy opposite, just to keep the balance.  And some of that crap ended up being a pretty good time.  On this edition of Post-Apodacylpse, hosts Tim Watts and Michael O'Connell are joined once more by special guest Ken Wood, and the old-enough-to-remember-these-flicks trio takes you through two silly post-apocalyptic films.  The first is 1982's She, starring the memorable warrior woman of Conan the Barbarian (the original), Sandahl Bergman.  The second is Steel Dawn, the 1987 post-apoc retelling of the classic western Shane...but with swords and crimped hair...starring the late great Patrick Swayze (and also featuring the late great Brion James).  Were they crappy fun or just plain crappy?  Download the ep and find out. 

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Episode 12: Costnerworld

The post-apocalyptic film genre doesn't often get the big budget/big name treatment in Hollywood. In the 1990's, one man set out to change that. His name was Kevin Costner. In 1995 he birthed Waterworld, which, due to many unfortunate factors, became (at that time) the most expensive film ever made. He followed this up in 1997 with The Postman (based on the novel by David Brin), which failed to deliver at the box office (get it?). Join Tim Watts, Michael O'Connell and guest Ken Wood as they break down and discuss both of these Costnerized offerings in this latest installment of Post-Apodaclypse. 

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