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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, Brooks, and Greg join Megan and Melissa to watch STAR WARS EPISODE VII: THE FORCE AWAKENS! Recording on location just moments before seeing the movie, they discuss their expectations going in, then follow up with their initial reactions once the film is over.

Props to Greg for recording and editing this special edition minisode!

CONTAINS MILD SPOILERS!

Direct download: TVAMD_-_Star_Wars_VII_-_FULL_EDIT.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:54pm EDT

Sean, Andrew, and Lynn finally talk Hellraiser. From the nine movies that were made to those that might have been, the gang covers the entire Cenobite experience. Hope it's everything you've been waiting for...

Direct download: TVAMD_Hellraiser_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:53pm EDT

Sean, Andrew, and Lynn give you a little taste of what's to come with this preview of the upcoming Hellraiser retrospective! Just in time for Halloween. Not as much of a treat as we meant to have ready for you, but enough to let you know what we're working on.

Direct download: TVAMD_HellTeaser.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:19pm EDT

In preparation for Halloween, Sean takes a little time to tell Andrew and Lynn about "The Visit" and "Crimson Peak".

Direct download: TVAMD_TheVisit_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:35pm EDT

Sean, Andrew, and Lynn continue to explore the story devices people say they want to see in superhero movies and the attitudes that threaten to keep audiences from getting it. From Zack Snyder's casual dismissal of Marvel's successes when talking up his upcoming Batman/Superman film to M Night Shyamalan's prescient and subtle examination of the superhero legend in Unbreakable, there's a varied sensibility when it comes to these movies. But what works and what do people really want? And what happens when you actually give it to them? They also discuss other Shyamalan films like the Village and pontificate on the proper way to tell a story in general, but if you've listened to this show before, you should be used to that.

Direct download: TVAMD_RiseSuperheroes02.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:16am EDT

Sean, Andrew, and Lynn talk about the rise of Superheroes in the movies and the weird need to predict the end of superhero movies altogether or compare Marvel's successes with DC's planned cinematic universe.

Direct download: TVAMD_RiseSuperheroes01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:12pm EDT

Sean, Greg, and Lynn talk about the documentary "The Death of Superman Lives - What Happened?", the history of Fantastic Four movies, Star Wars, Star Trek, the myth-building rules of storytelling, developing canon through creative writing, Idris Elba, the Muppets, and Doctor Who!

That's a lot of ground to cover, to be such a short episode.

Direct download: TVAMD_StarWarsStarTrek.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:50pm EDT

Sean, Greg, and Lynn cover a broad spectrum of topics in this one: They discuss the New Zealand horror comedy Housebound, the vampire mockumentary What We Do in the Shadows, the Scream series on MTV, (of course, as the title of this episode suggests) Fear the Walking Dead, and finally Ejecta, an alien abduction film by Tony Burgess, writer of Pontypool (which is actually pictured in this episode because there aren't any interesting pictures of Fear the Walking Dead. On a related note: A Google image search for Ejecta will yield some pretty interesting results, though NSFW).

Direct download: TVAMD_FearWalkingDead_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:11am EDT

To celebrate their 250th episode, Sean, Andrew, and Lynn return to the topic of Fantastic Four, this time to discuss how they would have done it.

Also, Sean finally confronts VUL-VRON with a revelation so shocking that she will never be the same again!

Direct download: TVAMD_FantasticFour_02.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:02pm EDT

Sean, Andrew, and Lynn take a long, hard look at the latest Fantastic Four reboot to root out what went wrong.

Direct download: TVAMD_FantasticFour_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:04pm EDT