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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, and Lynn talk about Christmas horror movies like Silent Night Deadly Night, Black Christmas, Krampus, A Christmas Horror Story, and Elves.

Then they talk about Star Wars for a few minutes, because they just can't help themselves.

Direct download: TVAMD_xmas2017_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:42am EST

Sean, Andrew, and Lynn warm up for their Wonder Woman discussion by going over the pros and cons of Alien: Covenant. How does it measure up as a Prometheus? Or as an Alien movie in general?

Direct download: TVAMD_AlienCovenant.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:05pm EST

Sean, Andrew, Greg, Megan, and Lynn come down from their Guardians of the Galaxy discussion to talk about Sean's obsession with re-editing Batman v Superman, the future of the DCEU, and the philosophy of the Force hinted at in the upcoming STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI.

Direct download: TVAMD_BvS_StarWars2017.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:19pm EST

Sean and Andrew discuss Jon Snow's final confrontation with Ramsay Bolton in the ninth episode of Game of Thrones Season 6: "Battle of the Bastards".

Direct download: S06E09_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:30pm EST

Sean and Andrew return to talk about Phantasm, with a little discussion of the Rocky Horror Picture Show remake and some random musings on story construction and the art of critique.

Direct download: TVAMD_Phantasm1_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:32pm EST

Sean, Gary, and Lynn return to finish their Halloween retrospective by discussing the Rob Zombie films, and you won't want to miss the shocking twist ending!  Who will survive?

Direct download: TVAMD_Halloween3_FINAL.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:37am EST

In this year's Halloween retrospective, Sean, Andrew, Gary, and Lynn dissect the franchise that started the silent stalker phenomenon! In the first part of this in-depth series they discuss the first three Halloween films.

Direct download: TVAMD_Halloween1_mixdown_2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:31pm EST

After Comic Con, Sean, Greg, Andrew, and Lynn took some time to talk about news that came out of San Diego. It's a little late now, but it doesn't make a whole lot of difference. This one's pretty all over the place anyway.

Direct download: TVAMD_ComicCon_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:24pm EST

Sean, Brooks, Greg, Andrew, Gary, and Lynn conclude their discussion of Guardians of the Galaxy!

Direct download: TVAMD_GOTG2_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:43pm EST

Sean, Brooks, Greg, Andrew, Gary, and Lynn team up to talk about the feel-good hit of the summer, Guardians of the Galaxy! 

You're welcome.

Direct download: TVAMD_GOTG_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:10pm EST

Sean, Andrew, Gary, and Lynn finish their discussion of "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes", with a little talk at the end about other summer movies and TV shows.

Direct download: TVAMD_DawnofthePlanetoftheApes2_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:07pm EST

In what is absolutely, definitely the last episode we'll do based on Season 4 of Game of Thrones, Sean, Greg, and Andrew take a few minutes to re-cap the end of this season and how Greg feels about it.

Direct download: S4E10A_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:41pm EST

Sean, Andrew, Gary, and Lynn take some time to talk about "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes".

Direct download: TVAMD_DawnofthePlanetoftheApes_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:39pm EST

On July 21, 2007, the very first episode of TV Ate My Dinner was published. In their inaugural broadcast, Sean, Brooks, and Greg discussed the very first Transformers movie.

Now, seven years later, Sean, Greg, and Andrew celebrate that anniversary by talking about the latest Transformers movie. And a little Star Wars.

So not that much has changed, really.

Direct download: TVAMD_Transformers4_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:26pm EST

Sean, Andrew, and Gary finally wrap Season 4 with a discussion of the tenth and final episode of the season.

Direct download: S4E10_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:58pm EST

Sean, Andrew, and Gary finally put episode 8 to rest so the can cover the penultimate episode of Game of Thrones Season 4.

Direct download: S4E09_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:46pm EST

Sean, Greg, and Andrew discuss the new Tom Cruise scifi adventure, Edge of Tomorrow.

Direct download: TVAMD_EdgeofTomorrow_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:31pm EST

Sean, Brooks, Andrew, and Gary conclude their discussion of the troubling eighth episode of Game of Thrones Season Four just so we can all get through this season and get on with our lives.

You know it all now, since you've probably seen the way this season ends, but listen to how many spot-on predictions Andrew makes as to how it will all turn out. The boy might just be a wizard.

Direct download: S4E08B_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:35pm EST

Sean, Greg, Andrew, and Gary talk about the new Star Wars, the Marvel cinematic universe and how Ant-man fits into it, DC's plans for Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and the Justice League movie, the Dark Dungeons adaptation, the Stargate reboot, Christopher Nolan's Interstellar, Quentin Tarantino movies like Django, Kill Bill, and Jackie Brown, Idris Elba as Batman or possibly Green Lantern, Drew Godard's Daredevil and Sinister Six, Cabin in the Woods, the Cliffhanger remake, CHUD, a possible Shocker remake, an R rated Wolverine movie, Man of Steel, Star Trek, Superman V Capt America, Transformers, and a Kolchak update with Johnny Depp.

Direct download: TVAMD_StarWarsMarvel.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:26pm EST

Sean, Andrew, and Lynn take some time to continue the discussion of Oberyn's fate in the eighth episode of Game of Thrones Season 4.

This is pure therapy. With a bit more harsh language than is usually heard on this program.

Direct download: S4E08A_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:08pm EST

Sean, Andrew, and Lynn talk time traveling mutants in this discussion that remains more or less centered on X-men: Days of Future Past!

Direct download: TVAMD_X-MenDOFP_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:25pm EST

Sean, Brooks, Andrew, and Gary begin the healing process with the first of a series of discussions deconstructing the 8th episode of Game of Thrones Season 4.

Direct download: S4E08_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:38pm EST

Sean, Greg, Andrew, and Gary talk Godzilla, comparing this latest incarnation of the classic monster to other American Godzilla productions as well as the original classic. They also contrast it with Gareth Edwards' lower budget film, Monsters.

Direct download: TVAMD_Godzilla_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:40pm EST

Sean, Andrew, and Gary discuss the seventh episode of Game of Thrones Season 4.

Direct download: S4E07_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:17pm EST

Sean, Greg, Andrew, and Lynn discuss things they read on the internet about the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, the latest Battlestar galactica reboot, Bradley Cooper playing Indiana Jones, a Serenity reunion, The New Fantastic Four, and Ghostbusters 3.

With all the time they have left over they talk about the Knights of Badassdom, Star Wars 7, the Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Community, Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, Chronicle, How I Met Your Mother, Riddick, and the importance of proper grammar in internet articles.

Direct download: TVAMD_InternetNews2024.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:09pm EST

Sean, Andrew, and Gary finally finish breaking bad, and they're so excited they go on to talk about other shows like Dexter, Lost, and True Detective.

Direct download: TVAMD_BreakingBad04_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:37pm EST

Sean, Andrew, and Gary discuss the sixth episode of Game of Thrones Season 4.

Plus, near the end, they talk about Star Wars VII for just a couple of minutes. Couldn't be helped.

Direct download: S4E06_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:08pm EST

Sean, Andrew, and Gary briefly discuss the Amazing Spider-man sequel and how it measures against other superhero misfires like Dark Knight Rises and even Batman and Robin.

Direct download: TVAMD_AmazingSpiderman2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:05am EST

Sean, Andrew, and Gary discuss the fifth episode of Game of Thrones Season 4.

Direct download: S4E05_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:52pm EST

Sean, Andrew, and Gary take a few minutes to discuss the casting announcement for Star Wars VII and how the new movies may impact the Expanded Universe.

Direct download: TVAMD_SW7mini_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:56pm EST

Sean, Andrew, and Gary discusses the fourth episode of Game of Thrones Season 4

Direct download: S4E04_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:06pm EST

Sean, Andrew, and Gary talk about the third episode of Game of Thrones Season 4.

Warning: There are no direct book spoilers here, but we kind of dance around something we heard as to Joffrey's fate that probably came from someone who knows more about the story than what's been revealed in the show thus far. We don't do book spoilers on this show, but if you're super-sensitive about contamination, this conversation may have driven a little off our normal "just-the-show" policy.

Direct download: S4Ep3_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:46pm EST

Sean, Greg, Andrew, and Lynn discuss the finer points of Captain America: The Winter Soldier and how it impacts Marvel's Agents of SHIELD. They also discuss the future of the X-Men and Spider-Man franchises.

Direct download: TVAMD_CaptAmerica2_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:42pm EST

Sean, Andrew, and Gary gush over this spoiler-filled episode and theorize wildly as to who SPOILERed the SPOILER!

Direct download: S4E02__mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:38pm EST

Sean and Andrew discuss the Game of Thrones Season 4 Premiere.

Direct download: S4E01_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:08pm EST

Sean, Andrew, and Gary take a break from Breaking Bad to tease their upcoming Star Blazers retrospective and reminisce about other cartoons like Bruce Timm's Batman Animated Series. This leads to a discussion comparing Marvel's cinematic universe to DC's struggling film properties. And in the end they re-cap the HBO series True Detective.

Direct download: TVAMD_ComicBookMovies.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:08pm EST

Sean and Andrew discuss Episode Four of the first season of Game of Thrones.

Direct download: TVGOT_S1E4_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:26pm EST

Sean, Andrew, and Gary return to discuss seasons 3 and 4 of Breaking Bad.

Direct download: TVAMD_BreakingBad02_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:16pm EST

Sean and Andrew discuss "Lord Snow", the third episode of Game of Thrones Season One.

Direct download: TVGOT_S1E3_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:33am EST

In this brief break from talking about Breaking Bad, Sean, Andrew and Gary take a few minutes to talk about the new Robocop movie. They also discuss the progress of Marvel's Agents of Shield, the upcoming X-men and Avengers movies, and Godzilla.

Direct download: TVAMD_Robocop2014.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:40pm EST

In tonight's special TV Ate My Dinner fragment, Sean and Andrew take ten minutes away from talking about Breaking Bad to discuss the possibility of Aaron Paul signing on to join the cast of the Dark Tower movie project.

We hope you enjoy this purely unnecessary re-packaging of an irrelevant conversational aside that could just as easily have been left on the hypothetical cutting room floor.

Direct download: TVAMD_DarkTowerMINI2014.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:08pm EST

Episode 215: Breaking Bad!

Andrew and Gary's dream comes true as TVAMD finally takes on Breaking Bad! Sean joins them to break bad on the first two seaons of the show and at no time do they start talking about Game of Thrones. So that's progress.

Direct download: TVAMD_BreakingBad01_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:27pm EST

Sean and Andrew discuss the second episode of the first season of "Game of Thrones". As the Lannisters and the Starks reveal themselves, what does this reveal about the world they live in and the larger story?

Direct download: TVGOT0102_mixdown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:07pm EST

Following their discussion of the first episode of Game of Thrones, Sean and Andrew bear witness as Brooks loses his mind and suggests that the show's excessive use of sex and nudity is gratuitous and exploitative. He even goes so far as to suggest the show would be better off without it. Try to contain your outrage long enough to hear him out, folks.

Direct download: TVAMD_GameOfBoobs.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:39pm EST

Sean, Greg, Andrew, and Lynn deconstruct the 50th Anniversary special of Doctor Who to understand Greg's Facebook comments that fans who like the special would be  just as happy to watch Matt Smith take a crap on camera and that accepting this special is allowing the producer to get away with making garbage.

This one gets a little heated, folks. There's even a little more naughty language than you hear in the average TVAMD episode.

Direct download: TVAMD_DrWho2014.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:49pm EST

Sean, Brooks, and Andrew begin to discuss the first season of Game of Thrones by looking at the very first episode. What happened at the start of the story that foretold what was to come?

Every effort is made to discuss only the episode under review and how it relates to the events of the book, but some theories and ideas do extend to future episodes in the show.

Direct download: TVGOTS01E01_FINAL.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:04am EST

Take a drink. Sean, Greg, Andrew, and Lynn start off talking about the Walking Dead, True Detective, and other promising TV shows, but then they just start talking about the Hobbit again. And they compare the Hobbit trilogy to the Star Wars prequel trilogy, so have plenty of drinks on hand. There's also some book spoilers in the mix, if you enjoy the Hobbit films but have not read the book, so be advised.

Direct download: TVAMD_Hobbit2_3.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:43pm EST

Sean, Brooks, Greg, and Andrew discuss the recent snow disaster in Atlanta, or as it became known, Hothlanta.

Direct download: TVAMD_Snowpocalypse_FINAL.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:57pm EST

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
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:48pm EST

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
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:21pm EST

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
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:33pm 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

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

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

TVAMD:  XMAS Special!

Sean & Greg put the nativity in negativity by tackling crazy Christmas shoppers, The new V series and the Prisoner remake, The Men Who Stare at Goats and its depiction of the First Earth Battalion, and the attitude of movies like Back to the Future and Clash of the Titans towards sexual assault.

Merry Christmas, everybody.

Direct download: TVAMD_XMAS.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:00pm EST

TVAMD4:  A Show About Nothing Sean and Greg set out to talk Frankenstein with Lynn, but end up talking about the sexy starlets of scifi and TV shows like V, Big Love, Smallville, FlashForward, the Vampire Diaries, Fringe and for some reason, MacGyver.  Somewhere in the mix Paranormal Activity and the Amityville Horror remake enter into the conversation.
Direct download: TVAMD_nothingFINAL.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:10am EST

TVAMD4:  More Tips on Surviving the Zombie War!

The boys return with Mudoogul Mudslinger to explore more tips on surviving the Zombie War, courtesy of the University of Florida's Zombie Response Plan, Zombieland, and Left 4 Dead. 

Also we discuss Drag Me To Hell's portrayal of gypsies, how investigate a werewolf sighting and the dubious merits of cannibalism.

Happy Halloween, everybody...

Direct download: TVAMD_ZW2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:08pm EST

TVAMD4:  Surviving the Zombie War Zombieland and other recent zombie stories like the Walking Dead comic are shifting the focus from surviving the initial zombie outbreak to living in a zombie world.  Surviving the first 48 hours of infection is necessary, but how do you make it past the first 100 days?  Living in the Zombie War requires a bigger set of the rules, which the boys are happy to provide.  Mudoogul Mudslinger joins in the Halloween fun to talk zombie survival tactics, the University of Florida's short-lived zombie response plan, and the new supernatural haunted house movie, Paranormal Activity.
Direct download: TVAMD_ZW1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:57pm EST

TVAMD4:  Guilty Pleasures... The Return

Greg and Sean return with David to hastily answer all the burning questions left open at the end of Guilty Pleasures part 1.  They discuss the Disney buyout of Marvel, the genius of Edmund Cooper, the exploits of JJ Armes, the seven gates of Hell, Project Runway, NASCAR and many other topics of intellectual import.

You demanded it, people, so here it is...

Direct download: TVAMD_GP2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:22pm EST

TVAMD4:  Guilty Pleasures Greg and Sean talk guilty pleasures with David, mostly discussing the Professor's harrowing run-in with a jellyfish, the True Blood finale' and how EPCOT Center has lost its vision of yesterday's future.
Direct download: TVAMD_GP1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:14pm EST

TVAMD4:  Bigfoot 2! Sean and Greg are back with Scary Gary to talk about Bigfoot, UFO's, Facebook and the upcoming James Cameron movie, Avatar.
Direct download: bigfoot2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:31am EST

TVAMD Special:  Sean's Lighthouse Adventure! Sean and Brooks talk about Sean's recent excursion to the Cockspur Lighthouse at Fort Pulaski.  They also talk a little about the Savannah catacombs, the Tybee bomb and reality televistion.
Direct download: TVAMD_adventuring.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:01am EST

TVAMD4:  Adventures in Filmmaking! The boys get with Lynn to talk about guerilla filmmaking and amateur video production, and indirectly prove that social networking outlets like Facebook are destroying our ability to communicate with each other.
Direct download: TVAMD_filmmaking.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:24pm EST

TVAMD4:  District 9 Sean and Greg talk about District 9 and James Cameron's upcoming sci-fi fantasy Avatar, re-visit GI Joe and Star Trek for the zillionth time, and somehow end up talking about Superman, warning labels and the exit row on airplanes.
Direct download: TVAMD_district9.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:18pm EST

TVAMD4:  Bigfoot!

Greg and Sean go crypto with Scary Gary to discuss the mystery of the Sasquatch, unidentified flying humanoids, the Jersey Devil, Hogzilla, the Loch Ness Monster and Mothman.

Plus, Sean has finally seen Inglorious Basterds, so is qualified to form an opinion.

Direct download: TVAMD_bigfoot.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:36pm EST

TVAMD4:  VERSUS part 2! In the inevitable follow-up to VERSUS part 1, the boys discuss TRON vs. the Matrix, Captain Caveman vs. Grape Ape, Han Solo vs. Malcom Reynolds, and of course the Terminator vs. an Allosaurus.  Good water-cooler fodder for your next MENSA meeting.
Direct download: TVAMD_VS2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:58pm EST

TVAMD Theater:  Patriotic Paragon, the Conclusion! In this TV Ate My Dinner bonus featurette, Sir St. John C. O'Herlihy presents the conclusion of the Patriotic Paragon serial as well as comedy sketches from Cooler Than You Productions.
Direct download: TVAMDT_Paragon2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:22am EST

TVAMD Special:  Watchmen!

Brooks has finally watched Watchmen, but argues there aren't as many men to watch as previously asserted by Sean and Greg.  Was Dr. Manhatten's atomic junk blown out of proportion or is the whole blue business just a big fat hoax?

You decide...

Direct download: TVAMD_Watchmen.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:22am EST

TVAMD minisode:  GIJOE follow-up! Greg and Sean have seen GIJOE and the results are in!  Hear the boys discuss the Rise of Cobra with Lynn and debate previous claims of excessive use of junk in the Watchmen movie.
Direct download: TVAMD_GIJOE2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:12am EST

TVAMD4:  Versus! Who would win?  Kirk or Darth Vader?  A Borg ship or a Star Destroyer?  How about MacGuyver vs. a Predator?  The boys debate these and other burning issues in this heated episode!  Plus we pay tribute to Julie Brown and discuss Lorenzo Lamas' new opus, Megashark vs. Giant Octopus!
Direct download: TVAMD_vs1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:38pm EST

TVAMD Theater:  The Patriotic Paragon!

In this TV Ate My Dinner Theater featurette, Sir St. John presents the first three episodes of the classic radio serial, the Adventures of the Patriotic Paragon, America's Most Concerned Citizen!  Plus some fun extras, including a look at St. John's earlier work.

Direct download: TVAMDT_Paragaon1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:03pm EST

TVAMD4:  Musicals! The boys go from strip clubs, peep shows and porno to Kenneth Branaugh's Hamlet in this episode that's supposed to be about musicals.  They compare the relative merits of standards like Phantom of the Opera, Grease and the King & I to novelties like Rocky Horror, Bat Boy and Evil Dead the Musical.  Plus there is a tribute to 80's Johnnie Drama, James Remar, Joe Lamont's Quiet Cool theme song, and lots of unnecessary singing from the boys themselves.
Direct download: TVAMD_musicals.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:09pm EST

TVAMD4:  TRIBUTE TO TECHNOLOGY!

Reflecting on the 40th anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing, the boys consider where technology has brought us since then.  Sure, podcasting and the wikipedia are awesome, but while we're trying to decide whether Ubuntu is preferable to Microsoft Vista, who's developing the next breakthrough technology that will make history the same way the astronauts did?  Will we ever have a moon base or go to Mars?  And is dark matter even real at all?

Plus we talk about the new Harry Potter movie.

Direct download: TVAMD_tech.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:16am EST