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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!

Sean and Lynn return to complete their Dracula discussion, focusing not just on Dracula movies but their impact on modern horror movies. Also, a little more talk about American Horror Story.

For additional vampire reading, check out the collection "Vampires: Two Centuries of Great Vampire Stories", compiled and edited by Alan Ryan. That collection contains "The Vampire", "Carmilla" the Lord Byron vampire fragment, "Dracula's Guest", and a ton of other stories (including an excerpt from "Varney the Vampire").

You can also download public domain readings of Varney the Vampire from librivox.org

Direct download: TVAMD_Dracula3.mp3
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Sean and Lynn return to discuss Dracula in film and re-visit the increasingly disappointing American Horror Story.

Direct download: TVAMD_Dracula2.mp3
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In anticipation of Halloween, Sean and Lynn take a brief break from Dracula to talk about the new horror show "American Horror Story", "Tucker and Dale vs. Evil", Grant Morrison's "Supergods" (and how great heroes and villains are created), zombies, Saw, Freddy, Jason and Michael Meyers. Did "Faces of Death" videos signify the beginning of voyeuristic horror like "Human Centipede"? Oh yeah, Human Centipede. This one's not for the kids.

All this and a new song from Sean's band, Glamour Turquoise! Happy Halloween, world...

Direct download: TVAMD_AmericanHorryStory.mp3
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Sean and Lynn discuss the King of Vampires and his literary origins. Beginning with the Summer of 1816 that also spawned Frankenstein, they examine Lord Byron's abandoned vampire novel that became Polidori's "The Vampyre", the penny dreadful sensation "Varney the Vampire", "Carmilla" and Bram Stoker's novel as a New World vs. Old World allegory. Just in time for Halloween.

Direct download: TVAMD_Dracula1.mp3
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TVAMD Presents an Audio Adventure that pays homage to the scifi novels of the 60's and the radio serials of yesteryear.

In this third installment of the Rocky Montana adventure, Rocky and Professor Boobelfish work to escape from the space pirates while Xando Zaan faces mutiny. But a common threat may force them all to work together...

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

Gary Lance as the Centurion

Featuring music by Brooks Robinson

Direct download: VSTChap2.mp3
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Sean and Lynn finally get around to talking about Superheroes in a Post 911 world. Have we been crying out for heroes? Did Buck Rogers emerge just in time to save us from the Great Depression? Did Superman come to Earth to counter the rise of the Nazi Party? Have heroes throughout history always arisen just when we needed them in comics and on screen? And if so, why do we have so much trouble creating new ones now?

Direct download: TVAMD_post911_pt2.mp3
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Sean and Lynn set out to talk about Superheroes but end up teasing the upcoming Dracula episode, reviewing the movie Ironclad, discussing Beowulf movies and Sarah Polley, Kenneth Branaugh and Thor, DC's new 52 and Grant Morrison's Action Comics, the upcoming Aquaman movie with Leonardo DiCaprio, the Entourage finale' and Dr. Who. Plus a review of the Ultimate Watchmen Extended Cut.

Direct download: TVAMD_pre911.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:10pm EST

Greg returns to TVAMD to talk about his personal life and Sean's new fitness program. Plus Sean and Lynn discuss The Tunnel, Paul, Your Highness, Everything Must Go, and Andy Samberg.

Also,how to treat gout and cure diabetes!

Direct download: tvamd_catchup.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:47pm EST

Sean, Lynn and Rusty discuss Apollo 18 and its impact to the "found footage" mock doc genre. How does it compare to the Blair Witch Project or the more recent Rec, its American counterpart Quarantine, or Paranormal Activity? Is this a bold new step for the genre or is it jumping the shark just like every other time horror goes to space? Also, a look at Trollhunter and a brief word on the remakes of Don't Be Afraid of the Dark and Fright Night.

Direct download: TVAMD_apollo18.mp3
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Sean, Lynn and Tracy return to conclude their analysis of the Harry Potter legacy, from the books to the films.

Direct download: TVAMD_HP2-2.mp3
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Sean, Lynn and Tracy  celebrate the 4th anniversary of TVAMD by tackling the Harry Potter books and movies and Lynn shares some tips on how to survive the numerous perils of the Potterverse.

Plus, watch the HISHE version of Harry Potter on http://www.howitshouldhaveended.com/!

Direct download: TVAMD_HP2-1.mp3
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Sean, Greg and Dane face a barrage of technical problems to discuss Truth, Justice and the American Way. If Captain America has to call himself the First Avenger when he travels abroad and Superman is renouncing his US citizenship, then what does that say about how we see America? Plus there's some talk of the new X-Men movie and a really long and inappropriate Red Cross story. 

This episode contains some adult topics (although they're mostly expressed in a juvenile fashion). But don't blame us, blame the Red Cross. Those people are a bunch of degenerates.

Direct download: TVAMD_AmWay.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:51pm EST

Robots, Rants and Rapture!

Having rebuilt his robot companion VRON, Sean re-introduces her to the program to discuss the Cult Fiction Con in Jacksonville, Florida and the philosophical impact of the Rapture (which happened the same weekend). Sean and VRON have a very frank discussion about religion, apocalypse, and the human condition. And the whole thing ends with a musical number, so what more could you ask for?

Direct download: TVAMD_Rapture.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:19pm EST

Sean and Greg talk about upcoming summer movies like Thor, Green Lantern, Captain America, and X-Men: First Class. There is also some discussion of Jesus Christ's return on May 21st, the Holy Land Experience theme park in Orlando, the HBO show Game of Thrones and the new Doctor Who. 

Direct download: summerpreview2011.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:09am EST

Sean, Greg, Gary and Lynn return to the topic of comic book movies, discussing the Cathy Lee Crosby Wonder Woman pilot, the 70's Spider-man, Legends of the Superheroes (which actually featured a character named Ghettoman), the Aquaman pilot, Hulk TV team-ups with Thor and Daredevil, the upcoming Zack Snyder Superman film and the Helen Slater Supergirl. Plus koalas attack Lynn's internet and the whole thing closes out with a musical number written by Brooks Robinson! Who can ask for more than that?

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Sean, Greg, Lynn and Gary talk about some unfortunate comic book adaptations, like the 1994 Fantastic Four that never saw the light of day, the disastrous Justice League TV pilot, the Dolph Lundgren Punisher and various Captain America movies. The Joel Schumacher Batman films also rear their ugly heads. Plus there's some more talk about sex in space and the upcoming TVAMD World Weird Tour.

Direct download: ComicMovies1.mp3
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Sean, Greg and Gary return to talk about the magic of the 80’s and the genius of Charlie Sheen.

But seriously, how can we say the 80’s are back if “The Legend of Billie Jean” isn’t available on DVD? I’m just sayin’...

Also, we honor Terry Kiser from “Weekend At Bernie’s” with the Johnny Drama Award.

Direct download: 80s2.mp3
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Sean and Greg talk to Scary Gary about the icons of the 80's. From Jason Voorhees to Lando Calrissian, 80's movies and television made anthems out of everything. The mere mention of Empire Strikes Back sparks some talk of the upcoming 3-D release of the Star Wars movies, but there is much discussion of Buck Rogers, Rambo, Star Trek, Superman, Conan, the Ghostbusters and everything 80's that's either making a comeback or never went away.

Direct download: 80s1.mp3
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Sean, Lynn and Tracy discuss the phenomenon of Women in Refrigerators, the unsettling trend in comics (and by extension all scifi and fantasy) for female characters to be killed, raped, depowered, mind controlled and forcibly impregnated. The tragic fates of Carol Danvers, Karen Page and Gwen Stacey are compared to their TV sisters, most notably Joss Whedon characters like Jenny Calendar, Fred and Tara. Whedon talk leads to discussion of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly and Dollhouse, plus an earnest look at the dark side of Dawn-bashing.

Also there is discussuion of information generation movies like "Catfish" and "The Social Network".

Direct download: TVAMD_WIF.mp3
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Sean and Greg discuss how porn stars can save education, the space program,and possibly the world. There's also some talk of chasing ghosts with psychic strippers, Matthew Perry's new TV series Mr. Sunshine, Aaron Sorkin, social networking, our digital legacy and the fate of Charlie Sheen.

Direct download: SexInSpace3.mp3
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Sean, Lynn and Tracy return to discuss the logistics of sex in space, the first humans born on Mars, Mega Python vs. Gatoroid, Nicholas Worth, Galaxina, Flesh Gordon, Dungeons & Dragons and how vegetarianism can lead to cannibalism and zombiism.

Direct download: TVAMD_Spacesploitation2.mp3
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Sean teams with Lynn and Tracy to discuss the logistics of sex in space, the first humans born on Mars, a world without men and the diminution of the y chromosome.  We also talk about the Last Airbender.

Direct download: TVAMD_Spacesploitation1.mp3
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"This is a particularly bad one..." Greg

Sean, Greg and Lynn talk about the casting choices for The Dark Knight Rises, Splice, Return to Frogtown, and Dolph Lundgren's upcoming movie, In the Name of the King 2. But is that enough to make Greg happy? No. He says this episode sucks.

You be the judge...

 

Direct download: TVAMD_SUX.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:59pm EST

Despite some technical difficulties talking across the world, Sean and Greg connect with Lynn to celebrate Valentine's Day with a tribute to Romantic Comedies. It starts with When Harry Met Sally and Sleepless in Seattle and leads to Patrick Dempsey's Made of Honor and Gerard Butler's predilection towards bad boy roles in the Bounty Hunter and the Ugly Truth. But somehow it goes from Love Actually to horror exploitation like The Human Centipede (which has nothing to do with Romantic Comedy). Plus a little more talk about TRON: Legacy.

Direct download: TVAMD_romcom.mp3
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And other topics.

From 3-D to HD to V to Zero-G, Sean, Greg, Lynn and Tracy talk about everything from cannibalism to carnal pleasure in the outer atmosphere.  So you've been warned, Gretchen. This might not be one for the kids.

Direct download: TVAMD_SexInSpace2.mp3
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Sean, Greg, Lynn and Tracy go over the Green Hornet, Splice, Stephen King, Pontypool, the Russell Crowe Robin Hood, and Ricky Gervais' hosting of the Golden Globes. And a bunch of other stuff.

We're just happy to be back, folks...

Direct download: TVAMD_SexInSpace.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:10pm EST

Sean and Greg talk TRON 2, the upcoming Green Lantern and Thor movies, what's wrong with Superman, the future of the X-Men and Transformers, and how the Hugh Jackman film Real Steel is a modern redo of the Stuart Gordon classic Robot Jox. Oh yeah, we're back...

Direct download: TVAMD_TRON.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:51pm EST