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PODCAST:

S3 – Wrap-Up Episode (finale)*

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SHOW NOTES:

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Ryan in his “robot” mode.

To wrap things up this year we attempted to do a season Wrap-Up Episode. Unlike last year, the conversation quickly devolved from review of the entire Season Three line up and turned more circuitously to reflections on the entire history of the podcast and the trials and tribulations of the hosts as they tried to keep this beast afloat. The discussion is more celebratory and, at times, nonsensical. We brought back two past guests: Mike O’Reilly and John (a/k/a Dole) Doyle to bring in some outside perspective.

Occasionally we did manage to get into the art of literature and film and there were some coherent thoughts that managed to squeak thru. All in all, we hope our jovial spirit puts a nice cap to this podcast and provides some reflective laughter along the way. Apologies for the general absurdity and thank you again for checking us out!

-Ryan

The NDIOS crew: Wilk, Rick and Ryan.

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RELATED LINKS:

Hosts:

Ryan Sean O’Reilly

David Wilkinson a/k/a “Wilk”

Rick

 

Guests:

Dole’s band’s website and links to videos of the band: (www.i-decline.com)

Click here for other episodes with Dole.

Click her for Mike O’Reilly’s YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheMoreilly318

Click for other episodes with Mike O’Reilly

Wilk’s other podcast with his wife Laura Valle: “How to Avoid Murder …and other awkward situations

 

RELATED EPISODES:

“Roadside Picnic (1972)” by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky (book)

“Stalker (1979)” by Andrei Tarkovsky (Alexander Kaidanovsky) (movie) – Russian with English subtitles

“Dune (Dune Chronicles #1) (1965)” by Frank Herbert (book)

Film: “Dune (1984)” by David Lynch (Kyle MacLachlan) and SyFy: “Frank Herbert’s Dune (2000)” by John Harrison (William Hurt)

“I Am Legend” by Richard Matheson (book)

“True Detective” by Cary Joji Fukunaga (Matthew McConaughey) (miniseries)

“The Body Snatchers (1955)” by Jack Finney (book)

“Something Wicked This Way Comes” by Ray Bradbury (book)

“The Devil Rides Out (Black Magic #1) (1934)” by Dennis Wheatley (book)

“Nineteen Eighty-Four” by George Orwell (book)

“Watchmen” by Alan Moore (writer) / Dave Gibbons (artist) (graphic novel)

“Naked Lunch” by William S. Burroughs (book)

“Slaughterhouse-Five” by Kurt Vonnegut (book)

 

* DISCLAIMER: Please be advised that the views and opinions of the hosts and guests of NDIOS are completely their own and do not necessarily reflect the views and beliefs of the other hosts and guests or that of NDIOS.

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PODCAST:

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S2E6 – King in Yellow – True Detective*

WRITTEN BOOK REVIEWS:

Ryan: 3 Stars “…A mastery of setting and mood, but a little aimless in navigating the swamps of weird fiction…

Wilk: 2 Stars “…Nothing will blow your hair back too hard but reading this is better than staring at a wall contemplating out eventual inability to exist…

Rick: 3 Stars “…I did enjoy the short stories, however I don’t prefer to read short stories there’s too much discontinuity...

Mike O’Reilly (Guest): 2 Stars “…the short stories didn’t do a whole lot for me…

(Click the links to read full written reviews on Goodreads.com)

 

SUBJECT MATTER:

“The King In Yellow & Other Horror Stories” by Robert W. Chambers

Book: “The King In Yellow & Other Horror Stories” by Robert W. Chambers

“A treasured source for Lovecraft, Howard, and others, this collection endures as a work of remarkable power. Includes all the stories from The King in Yellow — “Yellow Sign,” “Repairer of Reputations,” “Demoiselle d’Ys,” and others — plus stories from other sources, including three early sci-fi fantasies from In Search of the Unknown. 12 total.” (from Amazon.com)

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“True Detective” by Cary Joji Fukunaga

 

“True Detective” by Cary Joji Fukunaga (Matthew McConaughey)

“Series Premiere. Martin Hart (Woody Harrelson) and Rustin Cohle (Matthew McConaughey), lead investigators in a macabre 1995 Louisiana murder, relive the case and their partnership in the wake of new info.” (from Amazon.com)

 

 

SHOW NOTES:

In this episode Ryan Sean O’Reilly announced his acceptance to the 2015 class of the Viable Paradise Writer’s Workshop:

“Viable Paradise is a unique one-week residential workshop in writing and selling commercial science fiction and fantasy. The workshop is intimate, intense, and features extensive time spent with best-selling and award-winning authors and professional editors currently working in the field. VP concentrates on the art of writing fiction people want to read, and this concentration is reflected in post-workshop professional sales by our alumni.”  (from Viable Paradise website)

Also in the episode guest contributor and indie filmmaker, Mike O’Reilly discussed finishing his movie “Blink of an Eye” and sending it off to some festivals for review. Check out his YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheMoreilly318.

FUN FACTOIDS:

On the Show Ryan mentioned an in depth interview with True Detective creator and writer Nic Pizzolatto. This interview was from the “2014 Banff World Media Festival” – check it out here on YouTube:

 

Spoiler Alert: No, the Necronomicon is not real. The infamous Book of the Dead is actually a fictional tome invented by H.P. Lovecraft: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Necronomicon. However, it’s also a source of wonderfully campy horror in the “Evil Dead” trilogy of movies by director, Sam Raimi.

 

 


* DISCLAIMER: Please be advised that the views and opinions of the hosts and guests of NDIOS are completely their own and do not necessarily reflect the views and beliefs of the other hosts and guests or that of NDIOS.

PODCAST:

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S1E7 – “I Am Legend” (book and movie), “The Omega Man,” and “The Last Man On Earth”*

WRITTEN BOOK REVIEWS:

Ryan: 4 Stars “…Even depression and alcoholism can’t defeat a vampiric-zombie apocalypse…

Wilk: 5 Stars “…The story is bone chilling and has started a genre of literature and cinema…

Rick: 4 Stars “…In many parts of the book, Robert Neville- seemingly the last man in the world, struggles to keep himself sane in a world gone rotten with vampires…

Mike O’Reilly (guest): 4 Stars “…Robert Neville’s despair is agonizingly palpable throughout this taut, entertaining read…

(Click the links to read full written reviews on Goodreads.com)

SUBJECT MATTER:

“I Am Legend” by Richard Matheson


Book: “I Am Legend” (Richard Matheson)

“Robert Neville may well be the last living man on Earth . . . but he is not alone.

An incurable plague has mutated every other man, woman, and child into bloodthirsty, nocturnal creatures who are determined to destroy him.
By day, he is a hunter, stalking the infected monstrosities through the abandoned ruins of civilization. By night, he barricades himself in his home and prays for dawn…. ” (from Amazon.com)

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“I Am Legend” by Francis Lawrence (Will Smith)

Movie: “I Am Legend” by Francis Lawrence (Will Smith)

“Robert Neville is a brilliant scientist, but even he could not contain the terrible virus that was unstoppable, incurable, and man-made. Somehow immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what is left of New York City and maybe the world. For three years, Neville has faithfully sent out daily radio messages, desperate to find any other survivors who might be out there. But he is not alone. Mutant victims of the plague — The Infected — lurk in the shadows… watching Neville’s every move… waiting for him to make a fatal mistake. Perhaps mankind’s last, best hope, Neville is driven by only one remaining mission: to find a way to reverse the effects of the virus using his own immune blood. But he knows he is outnumbered… and quickly running out of time. ” (from Amazon.com)

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“The Omega Man” by Boris Sagal (Charlton Heston)

Movie: “The Omega Man” by Boris Sagal (Charlton Heston)

“Welcome to the future. Biological war has decimated life on Earth. Los Angeles is a windswept ghost town where Robert Neville tools his convertible through sunlit streets foraging for supplies. And makes damn sure he gets undercover before sundown, when other “inhabitants” emerge. The Omega Man adapts Richard Matheson’s novel I Am Legend into a high-impact, high-tension saga of a fate not far removed from reality. Charlton Heston is Neville, fending off attacks by The Family, sinister neopeople spawned by the plague. He also becomes a man with a mission after meeting Lisa (Rosalind Cash), another unifected survivor – and guardian of some healthy children representing our species’ hope.” (from Amazon.com)

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“The Last Man on Earth” by Ubaldo Ragona and Sidney Salkow (Vincent Price)

Movie: “The Last Man on Earth” by Ubaldo Ragona and Sidney Salkow (Vincent Price)

“Screen legend Vincent Price stars in this, the first, and finest, adaptation of Richard Matheson’s classic horror/sci-fi novel I Am Legend. After a plague wipes out the human race, Dr. Robert Morgan (Price) struggles with loneliness – and his sanity as the monotony of the unending days broken only by his daily hunts for vampires! One day on his solitary travels he runs across another human: is she a mirage, or real? This existential masterpiece ratchets up the tension, and keeps it up, until the last thrilling frame.” (from Amazon.com)

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WILK’S SHOW NOTES:

This month’s podcast was my personal favorite. Mostly because someone mentioned “Jurassic Park.” We had on Michael O’Reilly, an indie filmmaker and close friend and relative of many people. The book was “I am legend” and the three films that it inspired.

The story itself, the written story, was universally liked and appreciated by all the panelists. I in particular love the story. It, in addition to providing a scientific take on vampirism, has an ending that is almost unparalleled in horror writing.

The show broke down when some of the panelists began to state that the story was more similar to zombie lore rather than vampire. It was at this point I wanted to go all “cannibal” on  this “human flesh” of an idea. The zombie movies that followed this were INSPIRED by the story, not the other way around.

We watched three movies based on this, and later I watched a G.G. Allin video that was based on the book “everyone poops.” Of the three movies…all were good in different aspects. The Will Smith one had good production values and the alternative ending was decent. However, the third act was a cartoon-action power hour (CGI just ruined the tension). The Charlton Heston film was a cheesefest that was pretty enjoyable. Who doesn’t love cheese? ISIS probably. And the original film was highly erotic and akin to a twilight zone episode. Except it was not at all erotic. Unless you are into static cameras and sound stages.

So, until next time, cover your sweat pores in peanut butter, because there is no deodorant in outer space! *

– Wilk

 

On the show we mentioned that, Richard Matheson, was part of a loose group of professional (and famous) writers sometimes referred to as the “Southern California Sorcerers” which was associated with the famous TV show “The Twilight Zone.” This group included such notables as Ray Bradbury, Rod Serling, Charles Beaumont, and Harlan Ellison. For bit more information on this check out this website: http://www.rodserling.com/csorcerers.htm.

 

 

* DISCLAIMER: Please be advised that the views and opinions of the hosts and guests of NDIOS are completely their own and do not necessarily reflect the views and beliefs of the other hosts and guests or that of NDIOS.