Saturday, December 11, 2010

Episode 20: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK




A Long time ago...in a galaxy far, far, away...

Vader laid the smackdown on the rebels! He froze Han Solo in carbonite, choked some admirals, and revealed the dirty secret of Luke's parentage! SPOILERS ABOUND!

The Fly Paper Dungeon celebrates the 30th anniversary of of this landmark film. The Empire Strikes Back took the Star Wars universe to the dark side and back.  The personal favorite of actress Carrie Fisher, The Empire Strikes Back is the benchmark by which all Star Wars films are judged. Its reputation, as part of the original trilogy, has held firm over the past 30 years. 

 Future episodes about A New Hope, and Return of the Jedi, are forthcoming. 

Join us for a heated battle in Hoth, and then chill out with a carbonite freeze.  

The Fly Paper Dungeon is still taking donations for the Leda Locke Cancer Fund. Her surgery has gone well, and she's recovering nicely. However, she still has a long road ahead with chemotherapy. Please, give what you can. Donations can be sent through her Paypal: LedaLocke@yahoo.com

As always, you can listen to the imperial goodness here, or download us from Archive.org (see link below the player)

http://www.archive.org/details/TheFlyPaperDungeon--episode20--theEmpireStrikesBack

This Week's Links!

The classic ATARI video game version of The Empire Strikes Back
Topple those AT-ATs!
http://www.2600online.com/starwarsempirestrikesback.asp

Leigh Brackett's original script for Empire! Leaked online! GIANT SNOW LIZARDS ABOUND!
http://scyfilove.com/2259/read-leigh-bracketts-original-script-ahead-of-the-empire-strikes-backs-30th-anniversary/






























This Week's Video
The Boba Fett Cartoon from The Star Wars Holiday Special (1978)



Comments can be posted here, or emailed via: flypaperdungeon@gmail.com

This episode is humbly dedicated to my late Uncle Boba, and to the memory of Irvin Kershner. They finally get to meet. 

"The force will be with you...always."

NEXT WEEK: "Holiday Horror," including LET THE RIGHT ONE IN. 

 The power of The Force compels you!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Episode 19--TRON

Greetings, programs!

This week, Johnny Zombie gives his personal perspective on a true genre classic--Disney's TRON (1982).

The first film to incorporate CG animation, and combine it with live action, TRON was a trailblazer that forged a path twenty years ahead of its time.

Starring Jeff Bridges as hacker Kevin Flynn--TRON is the story of living programs who fight against the Master Control Program computer. Their mission is to liberate cyberspace. Sound familiar? A similar plot would be recycled for the Matrix Trilogy in '99. My recommendation--see the real deal--revisit the world of TRON.

I'm looking forward to the coming sequel, TRON: Legacy, which premieres later this month (Dec. 17th).

Tron was also the first film to comment on the influence of computers in our everyday life. It presaged a time when Users would live vicariously through their virtual counterparts.

Join me on this journey back to one of my favorite films from childhood.

Speaking of journies...
I am still soliciting donations for Leda Locke, as her cancer treatment fund. You can donate via paypal at: LedaLocke@yahoo.com

Please, send me at email at flypaperdungeon@gmail.com, once you have donated, so I know who to thank.

As always, you can listen to the arcade goodness here, or download from archive.org

http://www.archive.org/details/TheFlyPaperDungeon--episode19Tron

As always, comments are appreciated!
either comment in the box below, or at my email address: flypaperdungeon@gmail.com

You can also check out some of my writing at: http://landofinsomnia.blogspot.com/

This Week's Links

The one of the original ATARI Tron video games: DEADLY DISCS OF TRON!
http://www.2600online.com/trondeadlydiscs.asp

A tribute article to Irvin Kershner and Leslie Nielsen.
Plus, video of Nielsen's Ben-Hur screen test!
http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/article/george-lucas-remembers-kershner-and-an-old-nielsen-screen-test

The famous "Lightcycle" sequence.


The "Metroid" bumper music is by 8-bit Warrior. Their music can be found at their site. Look for it in the "Links of Doom" panel to the left.

Thanks for listening!

END OF LINE

Next Week's episode: Star Wars: Episode V--THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK


Friday, November 26, 2010

Episode 18--The Women of Horror (Top 5)

Good evening, children of the night...

Vamps, vixens, survivor girls, and scream queens.


The women of horror are known by many titles. They all have one thing in common--THEY ROCK! This episode is all about the ladies of horror, as I count down my top five favorite fearless female characters. From the gutsy Ellen Ripley, to the sassy Sookie Stackhouse--Johnny Zombie courts beauty, danger, and talent. Kudos are given not only the characters, but the actresses that brought them to life.

This is a light-hearted escape into fandom. A look at women who deserve admiration and respect-- because they could save your hide from snarling alien beasts, and guys with chainsaws (if only I could find a woman like this in real life...yet I digress).

A memorial is given to Ingrid Pitt, the late, great, queen of the night! A staple of Hammer Horror films, Ms. Pitt passed away on November 23rd, at the age of 73. She co-starring with Peter Cushing and Sir Christopher Lee in many Hammer Films. She originated the role of Le Fanu's lesbian vampire icon Carmilla. During her fantastic career, she also co-starred with Clint Eastwood, in the WWII action flick Where Eagles Dare. She will be greatly missed.
To read more about Ingrid Pitt's career and life, click this link: Ingrid Pitt's obituary from Britain's Telegraph News Paper Online  


The list of Heroines and Villainesses is as follows...

1. Lt. Ellen Ripley

                                                                2. Laurie Strode

3. Ginger Fitzgerald

4. Sookie Stackhouse

5. Carmilla


A breakdown of personality traits is given, as well as commentary from your's truly. :)


Speaking of heroines...(and heroes)
You can be one yourself, by donating to the Leda Locke cancer fund. Donations are being accepted via paypal at LedaLocke@yahoo.com
Those who donate through this sight will be rewarded with an audio book recorded by Dillon, Rose Madder, and Johnny Zombie. Just put "Fly Paper Cancer Fund" in the subject line, so we know who to thank.


As always, you can listen to the womanly goodness here, or download the show on archive.org (see link under player)

http://www.archive.org/details/TheFlyPaperDungeon--episode18WomenOfHorror

Thanks for listening!
Comments can be written in the "comments box" below.
Or, through email: flypaperdungeon@gmail.com

Spread the love. Hug a fearless female today!






Friday, November 19, 2010

Episode 17--HEAVY METAL

This week Johnny Zombie straps on his broadsword and lazer gun, as he takes a ride on HEAVY METAL--the animated fantasy classic.

A ground-breaking work of adult animation--Heavy Metal was the work of over a one-hundred animators, and a team of talented writers and artists, and a brilliant cast. The art and words of Richard Corbin, Bernie Wrightson, Dan O'Bannon, and Juan Giminez jumps off the screen!

Inspired by the self-proclaimed, "adult illustrated fantasy magazine, Heavy Metal is a midnight movie classic that has only grown in stature over it's 30 year history." Heavy Metal continues to rock audiences with its masterful blend of sci-fi, action, horror, comedy, and sexuality (everything a growing geek, or geekette, needs). 

Also discussed is the upcoming film Dead Woman's Hollow, which is being shot in my home state of Pennsylvania. You can help contribute to the making of this film, and learn more about it here: http://www.indiegogo.com/Dead-Womans-Hollow
Support indie filmmaking!

Also, please support a dear friend...  

Leda Locke, a good friend to both Dillon and I, needs your help. She is facing breast cancer, and the prognosis is good. She will most likely avoid the difficulties associated with radiation and chemotherapy, however, she will require a double mastectomy. Some of the essential precedures are covered by her husband's insurance--however, there is still a significant shortfall.


This is where you, the listeners, can help. The goal of this podcast is to raise at least 5,000 dollars to go toward's Leda's treatment fund. I know that times are tough, but if everybody who listens to this podcast were to donate what they can, they could easily make a difference. Even if you can't afford to give, pass this info on to someone who can. Breast cancer not only affects the women in our respective lives, but the friends, significant others, and families of those confronting the illness.

You can donate to Leda Locke's Treatment Fund via her Paypal: LedaLocke@yahoo.com

As a special "thank you" to listeners of this cast, Dillon and I will record an audiobook of horror tales that will be available only to donors. It will be emailed to donors, and will be in the MP3 format, so you can listen to it anytime and anywhere.

As always, you can listen to the metallic goodness here, or download from Archive.org

http://www.archive.org/details/TheFlyPaperDungeon--episode17--heavyMetal


The "B-17" segment, based on a story by Dan O'Bannon

Carole Desbien as Taarna



This week's links:

Billy the Kid Vs. Jack the Ripper!

The Dutch "psycho Santa film" SINT

A very serious story about bullying from the official Star Wars blog.


As always, comments are appreciated!



Saturday, November 13, 2010

Episode 16--The Necronomicon

"Inked in human blood, this was a book never meant for the living to read..."

This week, Johnny Zombie continues to recover from the plague. While recouperating, I did some light reading, which gave me nightmares something awful.

This week's episode is dedicated to Dillon's review of Theater Pub 9's Lovecraft Festival, and THE "most famous book that never was," The Necronomicon.

Also discussed is the recent passing of super producer Dino De Laurentiis (he will be greatly missed). 

Also, I call for donations for Leda Locke.

 Leda Locke, a good friend to both Dillon and I, needs your help. She is facing breast cancer, and the prognosis is good. She will most likely avoid the difficulties associated with radiation and chemotherapy, however, she will require a double mastectomy. Some of the essential precedures are covered by her husband's insurance--however, there is still a significant shortfall.


This is where you, the listeners, can help. The goal of this podcast is to raise at least 5,000 dollars to go toward's Leda's treatment fund. I know that times are tough, but if everybody who listens to this podcast were to donate what they can, they could easily make a difference. Even if you can't afford to give, pass this info on to someone who can. Breast cancer not only affects the women in our respective lives, but the friends, significant others, and families of those confronting the illness.


You can donate to Leda Locke's Treatment Fund via her Paypal: LedaLocke@yahoo.com

As a special "thank you" to listeners of this cast, Dillon and I will record an audiobook of horror tales that will be available only to donors. It will be emailed to donors, and will be in the MP3 format, so you can listen to it anytime and anywhere.

As always, you can listen to this weeks unholy carnage on here, or at archive.org

http://www.archive.org/details/TheFlyPaperDungeon--episode16--theNecronomicon


This Week's Links:

Scarlett's interview in Fixe Magazine
Her blog is located here, and in Links of Doom...

Dino De Laurentiis receives the Irving Thalberg Award from Anthony Hopkins

Video courtesy of Leda Locke and Dillon

Comments can be made either here, in the comments box, or sent to flypaperdungeon@gmail.com







Sunday, October 31, 2010

Episode 15--The Call of Cthulhu



He will SWALLOW YOUR SOUL!

Good evening, fellow cultists!

Tonight, Johnny Zombie does a special Halloween reading of Lovecraft's best known work, The Call of Cthulhu. Those who are not yet acquainted with the patron god of this podcast, may shake tentacles with the Elder God himself tonight.

An H.P. Lovecraft episode is forthcoming. This is just a taste of the eldritch goodness. Enjoy the madness.

Most importantly, this episode presents an opportunity to lend a helping hand.

Leda Locke, a good friend to both Dillon and I, needs your help. She is facing breast cancer, and the prognosis is good. She will most likely avoid the difficulties associated with radiation and chemotherapy, however, she will require a double mastectomy. Some of the essential precedures are covered by her husband's insurance--however, there is still a significant shortfall.

This is where you, the listeners, can help. The goal of this podcast is to raise at least 5,000 dollars to go toward's Leda's treatment fund. I know that times are tough, but if everybody who listens to this podcast were to donate what they can, they could easily make a difference. Even if you can't afford to give, pass this info on to someone who can. Breast cancer not only affects the women in our respective lives, but the friends, significant others, and families of those confronting the illness. 

You can donate to Leda Locke's Treatment Fund via her Paypal: LedaLocke@yahoo.com

As a special "thank you" to listeners of this cast, Dillon and I will record an audiobook that will be available only to donors. It will be emailed to donors, and will be in the MP3 format, so you can listen to it anytime and anywhere. The audio book is a compilation of classic horror tales.

Stories include...

Herbert West--Reanimator (The Lovecraft's own Frankenstein that inspired Gordon Stuart's cult classic film

The Black Cat (Edgar Allan Poe likes kitty!)

and many more...

Again, to get this audio book, you must donate to LedaLocke@yahoo.com Via Paypal.

All proceeds go to Leda's cancer treatment fund. Please put in the subject line: "FLY PAPER CANCER FUND," so that we know who to thank. We'll send out the MP3s as soon as someone donates. 

I thank you for helping out as best you can. 

Till next week, enjoy THE CALL OF CTHULHU...because they don't get long distance in R'lyeh.

As always, you can listen to the eldritch madness here, or download us from Archive.org

http://www.archive.org/details/TheFlyPaperDungeon--episode15--theCallOfCthulhu

Brand Gamblin's brilliant spoof: CALLS FOR CTHULHU!


Talk to you next week!

Cthulhu F'tagan!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Episode 14--The Wicker Man (1973)

HAVE YOU SEEN THIS GIRL?
IF SO, CALL YOUR LOCAL CONSTABULARY!
MISSING SINCE MAY OF 1973
ROWAN MORRISON
LAST SEEN ON SUMMER ISLE

Yes, as long promised, I take a trip to picturesque Summer Isle. I party with the locals, engage in a few orgies, and sample some meade in a graveyard.

This week's episode is dedicated to Robin Hardy's cult classic--THE WICKER MAN! Starring Sir Christopher Lee and Edward Woodward--The Wicker Man has a long and fascinating history. It has practically become a legend over the years, and has garnered a new legions of fans with each decade. 

Also discussed are my feelings on organized religion, and the clash of beliefs present in the film. 

The entire content of this episode is dedicated to THE WICKER MAN, with only a few deviations. There is a spoiler ALERT given out at the twenty-six minute mark to the thirty minute mark. 

I mention briefly I Sell The Dead and Cemetary Man--both of which will be discussed in a future episode. 

The Wicker Man beckons!
LIGHT THE FIRES! 

"Summer is a comin' in..." 

As always, you can listen to the pagan goodness here. Or, you can download/listen at archive.org (just click the link to download).
Comments can be posted here, or sent to flypaperdungeon@gmail.com

The Fly Paper Dungeon, "The podcast you can listen to while cutting up dead things!"


http://www.archive.org/details/TheFlyPaperDungeon--episode14--theWickerMan1973


NEXT WEEK: Houdini!

MungBeing Magazine interview with Robin Hardy: http://www.mungbeing.com/issue_13.html?page=67

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Episode 13--Samhain

This week, Johnny Zombie details the history of horror's most sacred day--Halloween! From the Celtic festival of Samhain, to the Psuedo-religious "All Hallows Eve," Mr. Zombie gives you the story--pumpkin guts, and all!

Also discussed: Anna Paquin's sexy turn as Little Red Riding Hood in "Trick R' Treat," SPOILER FREE!

I've recently been reading...Robert E. Howard's "The Savage Tales of Solomon Kane." The episode is forthcoming!

What I've been writing...The ultra-secret "novel-that-cannot-be-named!"

Plus, I send out a special request to you, the listeners of this podcast!



Strap yourselves in, THE DUNGEON IS IN SESSION!


http://www.archive.org/details/TheFlyPaperDungeon--episode13--samhain

Next Week: A long promised episode...THE WICKER MAN! Robin Hardy's 1973 original, starring Sir Christopher Lee!

A soon to be classic! Modern retro!






Aren't I nice? I shared a lovely photo of Anna/Mrs. Moyers.


Monday, October 11, 2010

Episode 12--It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!

Johnny Zombie flies solo--like Snoopy in his endless hunt for the Red Baron--as he reminisces about a childhood holiday classic--"It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!"


Johnny Z. also takes a trip down a different kind of memory lane, when he revists the Lance Henriksen classic "Pumpkinhead." Also discussed is "A Nightmare on Elm Street Part Two: Freddy's Revenge." Both films are discussed FREE of spoilers!

Mr. J. Zombie also pays tribute to a real-life fallen Sith Lord.

You can visit Johnny Zombie, and The Dungeon, at http://flypaperdungeon.blogspot.com/

Emails are greatly appreciated at flypaperdungeon@gmail.com
You can also read some of John Z.'s fine writing at http://landofinsomnia.blogspot.com/

As always, you can listen to the auditory madness here, or download us at Archive.org (see link under the embeded player)

The Dungeon is in session...strap yourself, or someone else, down!


http://www.archive.org/details/TheFlyPaperDungeon--episode12--itsTheGreatPumpkinCharlieBrown

Friday, September 24, 2010

Episode 11: Moral Panics!

This week: Johnny Zombie and Dillon discuss a range of topics in this episode--from "Let the Right One In," to the satanic panic of the 1980's. This episode focuses largely on moral panics, and their causes. Be it Dungeons and Dragons, heavy metal music, or homophobia--moral panics are an unfortunate part of our culture. The solution that we offer is to learn about other subcultures, from the people who live in them. 

You can download and listen to this week's episode here, or you can download us at archive.org
As always comments are appreciated, and can be sent to us through this site!



 Adam Philips hilarious advert for the new Dungeons and Dragons starter set

The box is back...in style!

One more video for this week...Find out what those D&D players are really up to.

I can't resist...just one more! MAZES AND MONSTERS!


Thursday, September 16, 2010

Episode 10--Lost Worlds

Good Evening,

Tonight, Johnny Zombie and Dillon discuss the concept of Lost Worlds--films and TV shows that were never made, finished, or released. Such topics discussed are Richard Williams The Thief and The Cobbler, Fearless (A Rachel Leigh Cook show that never aired), and the aborted animated version of Buffy: The Vampire Slayer.

We also discuss Christopher Nolan's fully realized masterpiece Inception--our pick for best film of 2010.

Also included is a discussion of soon-to-be series and films, including adaptations of Stephen King's Dark Tower series and Neil Gaiman's The Sandman.

As always, you can listen to the auditory carnage here, or download us on Archive.org!
Comments are always appreciated!


http://www.archive.org/details/TheFlyPaperDungeon--episode10--lostWorlds_7742

Johnny Zombie's Addendum:  While a lot of research went into this episode, a lot of research has followed it. I accidentally found the fan edit of Richard Williams The Thief and The Cobbler: Recobbled on Google Video. I have included it here as an embedded file for your viewing pleasure. See for yourself why this film truly is a lost classic. I am remiss for not including a better synopsis of the film's plot in this episode, and didn't realize my mistake until post preduction. However, the first three minutes or so of the film set up it's premise. It is a fantastic tale set in the 1001 Arabian Nights era. However, please note that this was never intended as a children's film--discretion is advised.




A badass scene from INCEPTION!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Episode 9--Remakes and Unmakes

Hey listeners,
This week, Johnny Zombie and Dillon discuss remakes, unmakes, and never-makes. We list the films we'd like to see remade, unmade, and never made. There is such a thing as a good remake, though it is hard to find. We give some examples of remakes gone right, and gone wrong. We also offer our thoughts on films that should never have existed in the first place. The episode is introduced by our new sponser Trader Zombies. We also discuss our recent revists to old sci-fi series and anime (more often then not, they coincide).

The discussion recorded for this episode is largely hypothetical. I invite all listeners to give examples of remakes--both good and bad. I also want to hear your thoughts on films that should never be.
As always, you can listen to the carnage here, or at Archive.org You can also download us from our gracious host at Archive.org (see link below the player).

Included as bonus material is an embed of the DUNE fan video that is mentioned in tonight's show. Plus, a link to Siloff's wonderful Steam Punk Star Wars figures.

In steam and monsters (and steamy monsters),
Johnny Zombie


http://www.archive.org/details/TheFlyPaperDungeon--episode9--remakesAndUnmakes

Author's note: Due to technical difficulties Part Two of the Death Troopers episode will take longer than expected to upload. It is forthcoming!

Sillof's awesome Steam Punk Star Wars figures!
http://www.sillof.com/C-Steampunk-SW2.htm

 

The Eddie Izzard video that Dillon mentioned...Izzard's take on US Vs. British films

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Pyramid of Death--Part One

Hey there, fellow travellers!

Here's that bonus episode I've promised you. It's short, but sweet, and full of crunchy goodness!

I've taken the plunge into sci-fi and fantasy once again. This time, I've written a slightly pulpy sci-fi adventure story about Exo-Archaeologists Hazy Jack and Deirdre "Amazon" Yeats. I really enjoy writing these characters. I hope you enjoy listening to them. This is part of an ongoing serial that will continue until the story is finished. I give you the first installment this week, soon to be followed by future chapters. The Hazy Jack and Deirdre stories form the basis of a much larger work that I'm putting together as a fix-up. Hopefully, I can finish the entire book of novellas before the year is out--and then, off to the publishers!

Let me know what you think. I always appreciate hearing from you.

As always, you can listen to the story here, and download it from my host at Archive.org

In love and ancient tombs, Johnny Zombie.


http://www.archive.org/details/TheFlyPaperDungeon--pyramidOfDeath--partOne

Some links of interest:
http://coolvibe.com/2010/inspiring-vintage-science-fiction-art/
http://www.sfcovers.net/mainnav.htm
http://ofearna.us/art.html