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Episode 138 :: Microsode 2-Pack – James Bond & H.P. Lovecraft

Posted by NerdyShow on May 20, 2013

ep138 300It’s a Microsode mash-up!

Microsodes are where YOU choose a topic and we talk about it for 15-30 minutes. This episode of Nerdy Show is two Microsodes stuck together: James Bond 007 and the Multiple Bond Theory and H.P. Lovecraft.  What do these two topics have to do with each other? Nothing at face value – but the discussions are fascinating journeys into multimedia and some serious pop culture nerding.

In our James Bond discussion (brought to you by Trench 88 & Max Acree) Cap, Matt, and Colin team-up to talk about the connectivity (or lack thereof) between Bond films and the theory that could have united them.  We discuss falling out with Skyfall, the original 1967 Casino Royale, what the future may hold for the franchise, and much, much Moore.

Next, Cap and Hex are joined by Doug, LaForge, Brings, Wall, and Poole of Ghostbusters: Resurrection because ViralDemon had a carnal lust for cosmic horror.  We discuss the unknowable greatness that is 20th century author H.P. Lovecraft – the terrifying concepts he created, his works, and the myriad films, comics, games, etc. that have been inspired by him. Dare we find ourselves lost amidst vile mists in labyrinthine corridors of non-euclidean geometry where cruel wordless sounds, not uttered by man since long before the Dark Awakening of certain grotesque cephalopods, echoes endlessly from anthracite chasms long-forgotten?  We do.

Tracks:

  1. For Your Eyes Only :: Blondie
  2. The Innsmouth Look :: Darkest of the Hillside Thickets

 

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  • http://nerdyshow.com/members/arkais/ Arkais

    There were actually a couple direct references to Lovecraft in The Real Ghostbusters.
    Namely the episode: The Collect Call of Cathulhu,
    in which the guys are trying to recover the stolen Necronomicon and run afoul of a group of cultists.

    There was also late season (read: awful) episode called ‘Russian About’ where they go to Russia and deal with another cult who worship “The old ones.”
    These episodes were both written by J. Michael Straczynski and are amongst my favorites to use when comparing the early episodes to the later ones, when the series was retooled to become more kid friendly.

    Collect Call of Cathulhu
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvnJWYaSuDs

    Russian About
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sb-Iv42mbt4

  • http://nerdyshow.com/members/barreyi/ barreyi

    I just listened to this episode. I am a bit behind. The movie that someone was talking about was called “They” and not “The Others”. It was a Wes Craven movie back in 2002. I really enjoyed it. Very Lovecraftian. IMDB link below.
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0283632/

    • http://nerdyshow.com/members/cap/ Cap

      Ah! That explains my mild confusion during that part. Thanks dude!

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