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Can life lessons we learn from movies prepare us for the end of civilization? Is Harry Potter the new Star Wars? Has modern science fiction lost its way? Are housewives ruining American television? Explore these questions and many others with Sean Gilbert, Brooks Robinson and Greg Starks in TV Ate My Dinner, the podcast that brings you the finest in opiniontainment when it comes to movies, TV and media issues. It could also mean the difference between living and dying if you ever find yourself staring down the business end of a zombie bite, so this is one show you can't afford to miss!

Just kidding, this episode has nothing to do with Christmas.

Sean and Ruud have a nice off the cuff conversation about international pop culture, guns and drugs, robot laws, reality TV, the future of space travel, superheroes, sitcoms, CG and the our newfound ability to see things in three dimensions.

What a way to spend the last episode of the year...

Direct download: TVAMD_RUUD.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:36am EST

Sean, Greg and Lynn return to discuss the Lord of the Rings and the forgotten characters like Tom Bombadil who never seemed to make it off the page and onto the screen.

Quick Note: It is mentioned that the Hobbit movie project is in development Hell, but since this episode was recorded that situation has changed and the project is progressing.  

Direct download: TVAMD_LOTR2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:28pm EST

Sean, Greg and Lynn look at the unsung heroes of Lord of the Rings. From Glorfindel to figwit, they discuss characters who didn't make it out of the book and those who were never in it at all.

Sean also reviews Dolph Lundgren's role in The Expendables (again).

Direct download: TVAMD_LOTR1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

TVAMD Presents an Audio Adventure that pays homage to the scifi novels of the 60's and the radio serials of yesteryear.

In this second installment of the Rocky Montana adventure, Rocky is thawed out on the other side of the solar system and 600 years in the future. But that's just the beginning of his troubles...

Written and Read by Sir St. John C. O'Herlihy

Rusty Pass as Rocky Montana

Lynn Stahlhut as Professor Boobelfish

Ben Sutton as Captain Xando Zaan

Will Maslen as Durge Roxon

Featuring "The Doorway to the Gods" by Brooks Robinson

Direct download: Venus_Sky_Trap_Episode_2_FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:43pm EST

Venus Sky Trap, A Rocky Montana Adventure

EPISODE ONE

TVAMD Presents an Audio Adventure that pays homage to the scifi novels of the 60's and the radio serials of yesteryear. Sir St. John C. O'Herlihy reads the exciting adventures of Rocky Montana as he fights to stop the evil Rotwang Institute from dominating the world.

Written and Read by Sir St. John C. O'Herlihy

Starring Rusty Pass as Rocky Montana

and R.M. Dijkerman as Commandant Saugstaub

Music by Brooks Robinson

Direct download: VST-Episode1FINAL.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:53pm EST

After last episode's chilling cliffhanger ending, the boys return to discuss the future of robots and the laws humans should follow in order to make it a good one.

Direct download: TVAMD_Future6.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:16pm EST

In response to listener feedback, the boys take another crack at the future of robots.  This includes breaking news on Dolph Lundgren and Steve Wiebe, but also the first ever attempt to draft a ROBOT BILL OF RIGHTS!

We also close with a heart-stopping cliffhanger!  Who will survive?

Direct download: TVAMD_Future5.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:31pm EST

St. John, sex, and the future of robotics! Sean, Greg and Brooks discuss how robots may affect the future, Brooks reviews the Frank Henenlotter junxploitation opus Bad Biology, and Sir St. John reviews the scifi trash novel Xuan and the Girl from the Other Side.

Almost sounds like this one has a structure and a point, doesn't it?  You decide...

Direct download: TVAMD_future4FINAL.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:09pm EST

Sean, Brooks and Greg return to the future to discuss trends in baby names, the Donkey Kong high score, robots, rayguns, & rocketpacks, and the prophetic John Boorman scifi classic, Zardoz.

Direct download: TVAMD_Future3.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:03pm EST

Sean, Brooks and Greg return to the topic of fixing the future by talking about baby names and Facebook.  Is our obsession with social networking and cell phones evidence of a deeper need to connect with each other?  Or are we just attention-obsessed?

Direct download: TVAMD_future2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:21pm EST

TVAMD2010: Fixing the future!

Brooks returns and joins Andrew, Sean & Greg to talk about the future of mankind and what we need to do to fix it. They also discuss the new Christopher Nolan movie Inception, Cormac McCarthy's apocalypse epic The Road, and the Vanilla Ice classic, Cool As Ice.

Looks like the future is in good hands...

Direct download: TVAMD_future.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:32pm EST

TVAMD2010: How We'd Do Highlander

Everyone loves to poke at the Highlander sequels, and truth be told they make it easy.  But with a remake right around the bend, maybe we should direct a little reconstructive criticism towards how the sequels should be handled this time around.


Direct download: TVAMD_Highlander.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:31pm EST

TVAMD2010:  Language of SciFi Part 2

From the Darmok episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation to Helen Keller, Sean and Greg talk language with Tracy.  How would we communicate with aliens?  Math or music? And why are there so many types of sign language?

Direct download: TVAMD_language2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:06pm EST

TVAMD2010: Language in SciFi

Sean and Greg join Tracy to talk about language in Scifi but end up discussing why the Karate Kid is about Kung Fu, Avatar vs. District 9, the future of Superman and the Spider-man reboot, Thor, Green Lantern and the new A-Team movie.

Direct download: TVAMD_languagePT1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:23am EST

TVAMD2010: LOST part 2

Who is the man in black? How did he become a smoke monster? What is Jacob's plan? What is the light at the heart of the island? Why does the big foot only have 4 toes? Is it purgatory or an alternate timeline? What lies in the shadow of the statue? What do the numbers mean? Who was the President in 1975?

Sean, Andrew and Greg continue to explore the many mysteries of LOST and nearly come to blows on the topic of whether or not the last season even really happened.

 

Direct download: TVAMD_LOST2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:30pm EST

TVAMD2010:  LOST

Sean, Greg and Andrew talk about nothing but LOST.  Seriously, there's not a moment to spend on any other topic, and this is just Part 1...

Direct download: TVAMD_LOST1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:03pm EST

TVAMD2010: The Steven Seagal Springtime Scifi Special!

Greg, Sean and Lynn compare new scifi shows and movies to the good old days, discussing how far removed Caprica is from the classic Battlestar Galactica, why Avatar isn't as eco-friendly as it claims to be, the merits of the new Spartacus TV series and the mysteries of the Coral Castle, another monument purporting to be America's Stonehenge.

And somehow we manage to blame Steven Seagal for the decline of modern scifi.  


Direct download: TVAMD_seagal.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:47pm EST

Cinema Sounds:  The Disaster Show, Part Two

Here's a blast from the past in the form of one of Sean's old radio shows.  Sean hosted a show playing songs from movie soundtracks on WWGC, 90.7 FM in Carrollton, circa 1996.

Direct download: cinema_sounds_01_side_2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:09pm EST

Cinema Sounds:  The Disaster Show, Part One

Here's a blast from the past in the form of one of Sean's old radio shows.  Sean hosted a show playing songs from movie soundtracks on WWGC, 90.7 FM in Carrollton, circa 1996.

Direct download: cinema_sounds_01_side_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:12pm EST

TVAMD2010: MacGyver!

Sean and Greg reunite with Gary to talk MacGyver, how director's cut DVD's are keeping movies from ever being finished, and reconstructive criticism for the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Direct download: TVAMD_MacGuyver.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

TVAMD2010:  St. Patrick's Day!

Sean and Greg talk about St. Patrick's Day in Savannah, the importance of free speech, Call of Duty and the Crazies.  Then it just ends abruptly with no warning.

Direct download: TVAMD_StPats.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:00pm EST

TVAMD2010:  How We'd Do Star Wars, Pt 2

Sean and Greg return with Andrew to re-imagine the Star Wars prequels with their own special zing.  A love triangle between Obi Wan, Anakin and the woman they both want?  Yoda as an outcast?  Alderaan as the birthplace of the rebellion?  These are just a few of the ideas we toy with.

 

Plus we talk about Red letter media's take on the Star Trek films.

 

Direct download: TVAMD_StarWarsHowTo2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:40pm EST

TVAMD2010:  How We'd Do It - The Star Wars Edition

Sean, Greg and Andrew set out into the taboo territory of the Star Wars Prequels not to complain, but to throw their own notes into the ring as to how they would have handled Episode I, II & III.  Plus they discuss the Clash of the Titans remake.

Direct download: TVAMD_SWHowToPT1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:19pm EST

TVAMD2010:  Women in SciFi

Sean and Greg talk women in scifi for a minute with new guest host Jessica, but mostly we talk about the state of the future, the end of the world, the dangers of summoning Cthulhu and whether or not video game violence has gone too far.

Direct download: TVAMD_heroine.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:16pm EST

TVAMD2010: Frankenstein!

Sean, Greg and Lynn finally talk Frankenstein in this supersized monster episode!

Direct download: TVAMD_Frankenstein.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:35am EST

TVAMD2010:  Games & the Future

Sean and Greg return with David to discuss the future, games, the future of games and how games will affect the future in the future.

Direct download: TVAMD-gamesPT2FINAL.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:24pm EST

TVAMD2010:  The Future of Gaming

Sean and Greg talk about the past and future of video games with their old friend David.  From Atari Adventure to Left 4 Dead, video games are slowly graduating into the roleplaying arena and beyond.  So what does the future hold for gaming?  And will it affect the future of the world in general?

Direct download: TVAMD-gamesPT1FINAL.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:16pm EST

TVAMD100.2

Sean, Brooks & Greg bring in the second half of their centennial celebration with Lynn, Andrew and Tupa.  This time the talk turns to absinthe, monster trucks, and trivia.  

Direct download: TVAMD100-2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:40am EST

TVAMD100!

Brooks kicks off our centennial celebration by talking about whose hot in Hollywood and whose not.  It started out innocently enough, discussing the questionable attractiveness of Roxxxy the talking sex robot, then it just got out of hand.  Greg, Lynn and Andrew are here too, and even Christopher from the Tupacast.  We manage to segue into discussing Legion, Pandorum and Avatar, so we do manage to get it on the rails eventually.  And this is just part 1 of our centennial celebration.

Direct download: TVAMD100-1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:26am EST

TVAMD4:  Heroes & Villains, Part 2 Sean and Johnny return to talk about what makes a great villain. Who was the greater villain, Frankenstein or his monster? Is Dexter Morgan a hero or a villain? Why can't we seem to create a Darth Vader or a Freddy Krueger for movies today? Why hasn't Star Trek had a great villain since Khan? Have we just lost the ability to create great heroes and villains?
Direct download: TVAMD_HV2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:21pm EST

TVAMD4:  Heroes & Villains Sean and Johnny talk about the state of heroes and villains in movies today, weighing the positive message of Avatar against the disturbing trends in modern thinking that are embracing remakes of Last House on the Left and I Spit on Your Grave. Indiana Jones and John McClane are helping regular guys discover their inner Batman while bad guys like Freddy and Jason give us a taste of pure evil. So what happens when the line gets blurred? Have we lost our knack for myth building? Will the characters of Avatar endure as long as Sherlock Holmes? Or have we lost the ability to create something new that will stand the test of time? This blurb makes us sound a lot more profound than we really. We're pretty much just talking about movies.
Direct download: TVAMD_heroesvillainsFINAL.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:30pm EST

TVAMD4:  Epocalypse, part 2

Brooks, Sean and Andrew return to discuss cloud computing and the future of humanity:  Is Google offering us a renaissance of learning that will usher in the digital democracy or are they building SkyNet?  Or both?

It's your future, world.  You decide...

Direct download: TVAMD_epoc2FINAL.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:01pm EST

TVAMD4:  Epocalypse! Sean and Brooks talk distributed computing with Andrew.  Will the Cloud democratize the internet or will it be the real-life SkyNet?  There is also a little follow-up discussion of District 9 and Idiocracy.
Direct download: TVAMD_epoc1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:06pm EST