Saturday, December 11, 2010


A Long time 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:

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

This Week's Links!

The classic ATARI video game version of The Empire Strikes Back
Topple those AT-ATs!

Leigh Brackett's original script for Empire! Leaked online! GIANT SNOW LIZARDS ABOUND!

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

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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:

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

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This Week's Links

The one of the original ATARI Tron video games: DEADLY DISCS OF TRON!

A tribute article to Irvin Kershner and Leslie Nielsen.
Plus, video of Nielsen's Ben-Hur 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!


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