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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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

Sean, Greg, Andrew, and Lynn discuss Marvel's newest superhero franchise, Ant-Man!

Direct download: TVAMD_Ant-man_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:32am EST

Sean, Greg, Andrew, and Lynn return to talk about the Jurassic Park franchise, including some comparisons between the original film and the latest installment. And they're under some pretty firm instructions from VUL-VRON to stay on topic, so they only have a few minutes to work in a little STAR WARS talk at the end.

Direct download: TVAMD_JurassicWorld2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:59am EST

Sean and Andrew finally complete their discussion of Game of Thrones Season 5, breaking down the season finale', "Episode 10: Mother's Mercy".

Direct download: S5E10_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:45am EST

Sean, Greg, Andrew, and Lynn discuss the finer points of Jurassic World, but will they be able to finish the show before VUL-VRON shuts them down?

Direct download: TVAMD_JurassicWorld_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:30am EST

Sean, Andrew, and Lynn continue to make the case for fun internet dialogue in the Age of VUL-VRON. This time they discuss Mad Max: Fury Road and a little more Avengers. But will VUL-VRON be swayed by their passive pleas for online civility, or will she turn the awesome power of the Volumetric Universality Link against the entire internet?

Direct download: TVAMD_MadMax4.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:11am EST

Sean and Andrew return to discuss Avengers: Age of Ultron, with Lynn's help. But now that VRON has assimilated the Volumetric Universality Link that gives her full access to all data on the internet, will she bring an end to the information age before the end of this episode? Will any of them survive the Age of VUL-VRON?

Direct download: TVAMD_Avengers2-2_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:36pm EST

Sean and Andrew discuss the ninth episode of Game of Thrones Season Five, "The Dance of Dragons".

Direct download: S5E08_mixdown_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:36pm EST

Sean and Andrew discuss the eighth episode of Game of Thrones Season Five, "Hardhome".

Direct download: S5E08_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:09pm EST

Sean, Greg, and Andrew get together to discuss Avengers: Age of Ultron, but there's a ghost in the machine who apparently has other ideas...

Direct download: TVAMD_Avengers2-1_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:24pm EST

Sean and Andrew discuss the seventh episode of Game of Thrones Season 5: "The Gift".

Direct download: S5E07_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:39pm EST

Sean and Andrew discuss the sixth episode of Game of Thrones Season Five, "Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken"

WARNING: NSFW language

Direct download: S5E06_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:48pm EST

Sean and Andrew discuss the fifth episode of Game of Thrones Season Five, "Kill the Boy".

Direct download: S5E05_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:25pm EST

Sean and Andrew discuss the fourth episode of Game of Thrones Season 5, "The Sons of the Harpy".

Direct download: S5E04_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:39pm EST

Sean and Andrew discuss "The High Sparrow", the third episode of Game of Thrones Season 5.

Direct download: S5E03_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:22am EST

Sean and Andrew discuss the second episode of Game of Thrones Season 5.

Direct download: S5E02_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:07am EST

Sean and Andrew return to talk about Game of Thrones Season 5 Episode 1, "The Wars to Come".

Direct download: S5E01_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:44pm EST

Sean, Andrew, Greg, and Lynn get together to talk about Chappie and Kingsman: The Secret Service. Trouble is, they haven't all seen them. So they talk about Marvel and DC movies and TV shows such as Gotham, Agents of SHIELD, Arrow and the Flash. And gorillas.

Direct download: TVAMD_Grabbag_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:07am EST

Sean, Andrew, and Greg take a little time to talk about Jupiter Ascending, a little time to talk about the Oscar winners, and a little more time to talk about superheroes.

Direct download: TVAMD_Jupiter_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:25am EST

Sean, Andrew, Greg, and Lynn return to conclude their Hobbit discussion, but really spend most of the time talk about Marvel and DC Superheroes.

Direct download: TVAMD_Hobbit3_pt2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:28pm EST

Sean, Andrew, Greg, and Lynn return to Middle-Earth to talk about the final film of the Hobbit trilogy, The Battle of the Five Armies.

Direct download: TVAMD_Hobbit3_mixdown1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:05am EST

Sean, Andrew, and Lynn wrap up their analysis of Christopher Nolan's Interstellar.

Direct download: TVAMD_Interstellar02.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:54pm EST

Sean, Andrew, and Lynn explore the mysteries of Interstellar...

Direct download: TVAMD_Interstellar01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:39pm EST