Posts Tagged ‘True Detective’

PODCAST:

S3 – Wrap-Up Episode (finale)*

Listen to the podcast here (click to play/right click and select “save target as” to download):

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.

PODCAST:

Listen to the podcast here (click to play/right click and select “save target as” to download):

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.