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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, Andrew, Gary and Lynn took some time a while back to talk about Thor 2, Agents of SHIELD and the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past movie. As an end of the year bonus, we now present that conversation to you in the form of this minisode. Merry Christmas, everybody.

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Sean and VRON wish you a Merry Christmas this year with a meddley of Christmas Carols! Hope you enjoy it more than VRON did.

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Sean, Brooks, Greg, Andrew, Gary and Lynn continue their anniversary celebration by talking about the advance of entertainment technology, the culture of me, and the blu ray editions of Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, and The Hobbit. They also talk about Nightbreed: The Cabal Cut and Clive Barker's Hellraiser remake.

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Sean, Brooks, Greg, Andrew, Gary and Lynn reunite for this epic anniversary event! They mostly talk about themselves and the show, but they do manage to work in a little discussion about Wes Anderson, Dollhouse and Marvel's Agents of SHIELD. This is the first in what promises to be a series of self-indulgent conversations celebrating this TVAMD milestone.

Also, just to set the record straight, Sean does not think it's a good idea to enslave hot girls. It seemed like a funny thing to say, but out of context it sounds pretty terrible.

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Sean and Andrew begin the long road of drinking and talking about The Walking Dead with a discussion of the pilot episode of the TV show.

Check out vidcasts from Drunk 'n' Dead on our YouTube channel, youtube.com/darkcrazytv!

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Sean, Andrew, Gary and Lynn conclude their epic retrospective of the A Nightmare on Elm Street series by finally talking about Freddy's Nightmares. Sorry, but it was bound to happen sooner or later. But at least this is the end of it.

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In this penultimate chapter of TVAMD's epic Nightmare on Elm Street retrospective, Sean, Andrew, Gary and Lynn discuss the 2010 remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street and continue to threaten to discuss Freddy's Nightmares.

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Sean, Andrew, Gary and Lynn continue their increasingly epic A Nightmare on Elm Street retrospective by discussing Wes Craven's New Nightmare and Freddy vs. Jason.

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Sean, Andrew, Gary and Lynn return to the A Nightmare on Elm Street series to examine Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare. There is also the looming threat of a Freddy's Nightmares retrospective, but let's jump off that bridge when we get to it.

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Sean, Greg, Andrew, Gary and Lynn take some time to talk about Insidious, Chapter 2. They also jump all over the map talking about random stuff like Gremlins, Critters, Ghoulies in toilets, nude scenes in movies, 1408, Disney and Pixar. 

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Sean, Greg, Andrew, Gary and Lynn return to discuss A Nightmare on Elm Street 4 and 5. There is also some talk about Freddy song spin-offs like Dokken's Dream Warriors (from the A Nightmare on Elm Street 3 soundtrack) and the unlicensed DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince single, A Nightmare on My Street.

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Sean, Lynn and Andrew talk about The World's End and similar apocalypse movies like This Is The End.

Plus they spend a lot of time talking about horror movies like Insidious 2, Sinister, Mama, Orphan and Don't Be Afraid of the Dark.

This one's not 100% work-friendly. There's a lot of discussion about the horror movie cliche' of the dips**t dad, so they say dips**t dad a bunch of times.

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Sean, Greg, Lynn, Andrew and Gary kick off this year's Halloween Special with a retrospective of Nightmare on Elm Street, starting with the first three films.

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Sean, Greg, and Andrew review their DragonCon experiences.

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Sean and Andrew finish their discussion of Elysium, then move on to talk about Star Trek, Breaking Bad and a bunch of other random stuff.

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Sean and Andrew talk about Ben Affleck as Batman and they give this year's Dark Knight Rises Award to Matt Damon's new scif action movie, Elysium.

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In this precursor to our episode on The Conjuring, Sean, Greg, Lynn and Andrew talk about scary movies like Sinister, Insidious, and Saving Private Ryan (the conversation jumps around a lot). There's also some discussion of evil apes and monkey bites with a little time dedicated to the cosplay controversy of hot women who wear skimpy outfits even if they may not fully understand the back story of the character they are currently sexying. Our position on this very serious issue may just shock you.

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In this installment of "Apocalypse Party" by Sean Gilbert, difficult questions are asked and answered and argued about, such as which section of a human centipede would you rather be?

Here's a taste:

“You are out of your mind!” I told Alicia. “It’s obvious that C would be better!”
“I thought you said A was better!” she contradicted.
“Everyone knows A is best! That’s not in question. Beyond that it’s just a matter of whether you’d rather be B or C.”
“Then it’s definitely B!” Alicia insisted.
“You’re insane. B gets it on both ends. That’s the worst of all!”
“But at least B gets to dish it out!”
“You’re disgusting.”
“At least that way you’re not a total victim. You get to shit in someone else’s mouth.”
“Why would you want to shit in someone’s mouth?” 
“I’m just saying, if someone’s shitting in my mouth...”
“You’re terrible,” I declared piously. I have no tolerance for mouth-shitters.

ENTER: STEFAN 

Every now and then there’s a drunk guy so unbelievably obnoxious it’s kind of endearing. That night it wasn’t me. I’m a sweetheart on my worst night compared to Stefan. 
He was a four foot German who approached our table inexplicably and was just as inexplicably pissed off at the whole of existence. All attempts at conversation ended in bile. 
He looked confused and disheveled. We were so amused at the idea of him that we didn’t even notice that his right hand was covered in dried blood. 
Considering he chose to stand in such close proximity with no stated purpose, I decided to extend a greeting.
“What’s up?”
He moved between me and Dane to sit on a stool near Charlotte. His surly countenance softened somewhat at the sight of her.
“Vhat’s up vith you?” he asked of her instead of answering me. “I am Stefan.”
“Where are you from?” she humored him. The novelty of any new experience is enough to make it acceptable to the inebriated.
“Vhere ze fuck do you sink I’m from?” he said sharply.
“Doucheland?” Tracy asked. He had a distinct German accent.
“Deutschland!” he corrected her, which was unnecessary since the mispronunciation had been deliberate.
“Whatever,” said Tracy, unfazed at the admonishment.
Dane decided to try his hand, asking Stefan: “Did you come here for SCAD?”
The little man snorted indignantly.
“Do I look like a fucking art student?” he complained.
“Yes,” I told him. He absolutely did.
“Do you like it here?” Charlotte asked him, at this point making conversation out of pure fascination.
“No, I fucking hate it here!” he barked angrily, as if all questions were infuriating.
“Then what the fuck are you doing here?” I asked him with annoyance. I meant it in every applicable way.
“I don’t fucking know!” he admitted.
“Well, how’d you get here?” I pressed him.
“How did you get here, asshole?” was his curt rejoinder.
Without asking, Stefan took a cigarette from the pack of Kools and used my lighter to light it. Scowling at the flavor, he examined the pack with disgust.
“I hate fucking Kools!” he spat out with rage.
“Sorry, Stefan,” I said insincerely, “they were out of Marlboros.”
“I hate fucking Marlboros too!” 
He took offense at this even though we never offered him a cigarette at all. He was beside himself with anger at the prospect of settling, and banged his tiny fist on the table in defiance. 
We took no offense, mostly because we couldn’t stop laughing. Stefan was a treasure, an unexplainable force of nature. Like an angry little gnome sent to entertain us with his ire. 
The conversation tapered off, and after introductions were made Stefan couldn’t remember anyone’s name so he decided to call every-one Ross. Except me. Me he continued to call Asshole.

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Sean and Andrew talk about the Conjuring and other James Wan films like Insidious. They also talk about the real-life Warrens and the true story of the demon-possessed doll Annabelle. Then they get scared like little girls and recount some of their own paranormal experiences.

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Sean, Greg, Lynn and Andrew pay tribute to the New Doctor Who.  And giant robots, and Aaron Sorkin, and Game of Thrones, and Star Wars and Star Trek, and tipping waitresses, Lando Calrissian and DragonCon, drop bears, cargo pants, and didgeridoos. Just another regular show, folks...

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Enough said.

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In what will certainly be a series of episodes focusing on Dr. Who's 50th Anniversary, Sean, Lynn, and Andrew take some time to recap the finale of the latest series of Dr. Who. They also talk about Sharknado, get Lynn's thoughts on Game of Thrones and there is a surprise appearance by VRON! Less surprising, now that I just told you about it, but does anybody really read these episode blurbs?

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Sean, Lynn and Andrew talk about robots vs. monsters in Pacific Rim. They also discuss Batman vs. Superman, The Wolverine, Tom Cruise's Oblivion and Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing.

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Sean, Greg and Andrew return to finish their discussion of Superman. They talk about Superman's quest for peace as he tries to rid the world of nuclear weapons like his atomic hair clone. They also talk about the Superman movies that never happened. Written by Kevin Smith? Directed by Tim Burton? Starring Nicholas Cage? Or Sean Penn? Fighting Brainiac and giant spiders over the fate of the bottled city of Kandor? Those are a few of the things that could have been a part of a Superman movie before Superman Returns and Man of Steel hit the screens.

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Sean, Greg and Andrew begin their long talked about retrospective of the Christopher Reeve Superman movies. They discuss how Richard Donner's vision eventually eroded into what became Superman 2 and led to Superman 3, Bryan's Singer's effort to pay homage to Donner in Superman Returns, the fast-paced landscape of movie marketing in today's world as opposed to when Superman: the Movie was released in 1978 and, yes, how all of this led up to Man of Steel.

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Sean, Greg and Andrew talk about World War Z and This is the End as a study of comparative apocalypse and survival strategy. There's also some talk about Star Wars, Game of Thrones and Superman, so have a drink ready.

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Sean, Greg and Andrew talk about Cloud Atlas and other emotional scifi dramas like The Time Traveler's Wife and Inception.

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Sean, Greg and Andrew finish their discussion of Man of Steel, comparing it to success stories like Batman Begins and weighing the relative merits of a reboot over an homage like Superman Returns. There is also a little bit of talk about the Avengers, the upcoming Agents of SHIELD series, After Earth and Oblivion, with a little more wild speculation and constructive advice concerning the Batman and Justice League franchises.

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Sean, Greg and Andrew talk about Man of Steel, the fanboy reaction, the character arc and sequel positioning, what it could mean for the Justice League and future DC franchises, and what it could mean specifically for the return of Batman.

"S" is for "Spoiler", by the way. We talk about the movie plot and specific story elements, so you might want to watch the movie before listening.

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Mhysa - Sean and Andrew wrap up their analysis of Game of Thrones Season 3 by contemplating Arya's future with the Hound, John's destiny to defend the wall from the white walkers, and how long it will take for dragons to cross the sea.

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Sean, Greg and Andrew finish their discussion of Star Trek: Into Darkness, comparing it to Wrath of Khan, Star Wars, Serenity and anything else they can think of.

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"The Rains of Castamere" - Sean and Andrew try to recover from the catastrophic events of the latest episode of Game of Thrones, dissecting the fate of the Starks and what the future may hold for them.

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Sean, Greg and Andrew talk about the new Star Trek film, Into Darkness, and how it compares to earlier works such as Wrath of Khan.

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Sean, Greg and Andrew discuss Iron Man 3, plus there is a little "Greg on the Throne", where Greg weighs in on the current season of Game of Thrones. They also talk a little bit about the latest season of Doctor Who.

And if you're playing the TVAMD drinking game, you now have to take a drink any time they talk about Game of Thrones outside of the TV on the Throne podcast.

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Sean and Andrew reflect on the year in TV, comparing the plot and character development of the latest season of The Walking Dead to more successful shows like Game of Thrones and the short-lived Firefly. How did Firefly manage to show so much of the characters and story in such a short amount of time, when other shows never seem to understand where the story should be headed? And does it all trace back to the Greedo Effect? Did Lucas inadvertently create a generation of hack writers and hardcore heroes by stripping that one scene in Star Wars of its moral ambiguities?

Plus, Andrew watches Downton Abey. Just sayin'...

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To tease the upcoming episodes of TV Ate My Dinner, Sean, Lynn and Andrew talk about Star Trek, Iron Man, World War Z, Pacific Rim, The World's End and the Perks of Being a Wallflower. You know, all the summer blockbusters.

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Second Sons: Sean, Andrew and Lynn talk about setup and follow-through in the latest episode of Game of Thrones, as well as the power of royal blood, and the dangers of having a leech burned in your name.

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The Bear and the Maiden Fair: Sean and Andrew discuss ass and strategy in the seventh episode of Season Three. The characters in this episode are mostly torn between duty and desire, forced to choose between the loyalties they've been bred for and the personal allegiances they've chosen. Plus someone fights a bear.

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The Climb - Sean and Andrew talk about the series of awkward encounters that make up the sixth episode of Game of Thrones Season 3.

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Sean, Gary and Andrew conclude their discussion on the Evil Dead remake, with a little talk about big movies like Battleship and small movies like Insidious. They even talk a little Star Wars, so get ready to take a shot.

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Kissed By Fire: Sean and Andrew talk about religious allegories in Game of Thrones, from Old Testament to New and the influences of classical mythology. There is also more discussion on the brutality of war, honor vs. morality, and the importance of pacing in a story, with a little talk about wildling sex grottos, trial by fire and babies in jars.

That's balls, man...

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In this bonus featurette, Sean and Andrew discuss the fragility of time, the shape of the future, programming for cats and podcasting in general.

And this one will only suck about 25 minutes of your life away.

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And Now His Watch Is Ended: Sean, Lynn and Andrew talk about misperceptions of power and loyalty in the latest episode of Game of Thrones. There is some speculation as to where the intrigues of this season are headed and a comparison between the failing philosophies of the Night's Watch and the Jedi Knights. It was only a matter of time until we starting making Star Wars comparisons, folks...

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Sean, Gary and Andrew talk about the new Evil Dead remake and what it might mean for the future of the franchise, the return of Ash and a possible Army of Darkness 2.

There is also some talk of Star Wars action figures and other 80's toy lines like GI Joe, Transformers and MASK. And the subject of Prometheus comes up again, but only briefly.

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Walk of Punishment: Sean, Andrew and Gary dissect the latest Game of Thrones episode. The brutality of war and the questionable ethics of the nobility that starts wars is a big focus of the discussion, but it quickly degenerates into an awkward examination of how prominently the threat of rape factors into this episode and the show in general.

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Sean and Lynn take a few minutes to get Greg's take on the Hobbit, since he missed out on the last 8 times we've covered this topic. And we've still got two movies to go, folks...

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Sean, Andrew and Greg wrap up their reconstructive criticism of Prometheus. Then they look forward to the Summer movies that might be awesome: Man of Steel, Star Trek, World War Z, Iron Man 3... that's a lot of good movies on the way with any luck. They also talk a little bit about Oz the Great and Powerful, Morgan Freeman, screaming goats and Evan Almighty.

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Sean, Lynn and Andrew take a few minutes to review the pros and cons of the new GI Joe sequel.

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Dark Wings, Dark Words: Sean, Lynn and Andrew talk about Episode 2 of Season 3 with an emphasis on the importance of character development, plot structure, and the awkwardness of sex scenes in prose.

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Sean, Andrew and Greg take on the challenge of reimagining Prometheus into a story that actually makes sense. Plus there's a little bit of talk about Oz the Great and Powerful and Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

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Valar Dohaeris: TV Ate My Dinner presents its first offical spin-off! Sean, Andrew and Lynn discuss the ins and outs of the Season 3 premiere of Game of Thrones. Dragons! Zombies! Giants! Nipple-less slave soldiers! Looks like Season 3's off to a good start.

Cool link: Game of Thrones theme - acoustic version

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Greg returns as TVAMD project observer while Sean and Lynn discuss the gothic nuances of the Moth Diaries. There is also some discussion of Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, Brave, 7 psychopaths and other stuff.

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Sean, Andrew and Lynn come down from talking about the Hobbit by randomly assaulting movies like the Dark Knight Rises, Prometheus, Total Recall and Wrath of the Titans. There's also some polite discussion about Dredd.

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Sean, Lynn and Andrew continue to talk about the Hobbit, Star Wars, and eventually Lord of the Rings versus Star Wars in an ongoing effort to examine what it takes to make a lasting mythology. Also there is some comparison of George Lucas and Joss Whedon, since we're just chucking stuff into the conversation randomly.

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Sean, Lynn and Andrew talk about the Hobbit at last. From the revelatory 48 frames per second to the creative task of turning one book into three epic movies, how well does the Hobbit match up to the novel and how well does it tie in to the Lord of the Rings films?

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Sean and Andrew talk about the past and future of Star Wars, specifically in regard to the treasury of story material that's been developed for the Expanded Universe of Star Wars novels and comics. Will Episode VII embrace that wealth of stories or erase them?

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Sean and Andrew bring in the first show of 2013 with talk about the failed apocalypse, zombie doomsday preppers, what the deal is with Andrea in The Walking Dead, Django Unchained, and, not surprisingly, new developments with the upcoming Star Wars movie.

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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 fourth installment of the Rocky Montana adventure, Rocky is brought before the Queen of Space after becoming a prisoner of the Galactic Armada. Now they want to send him on a secret mission to fight the evil Morlaks. But the Queen has other plans for Rocky first...

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

Rusty Pass as Rocky Montana

Nindiy Meyer-Gleaves as Queen Treoptera

Ruud Dijkerman as Regent LeGwynne

Gary Lance as the Centurion

Featuring music by Brooks Robinson

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