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Trek Untold-Episode 154 | Jeff Yagher

RAGE Works Network-All Shows

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2023 81:36


Jeff Yagher Sculpts His Own Destiny Jeff Yagher had a memorable role as Iden, leader of a rogue group of Holograms from the seventh season "Star Trek: Voyager" two-parter, "Flesh and Blood," but these days, it's his hands that do the performing. After a successful acting career, Yagher transitioned into an even more successful sculptor, creating amazing work sold by places like Sideshow Collectibles, among others. It's been a long road, but his work - whether on-screen or with a lump of clay - speaks for itself.   Jeff discusses his epic debut role as Kyle Bates in "V," working with Angela Lansbury multiple times on "Murder, She Wrote," getting beat up at Medieval Times while dressed as a knight by Chuck Norris on "Walker, Texas Ranger," stories about Pat Morita, and more!   Plus, plenty of Trek Talk, including the role he auditioned for in TNG, tips from Trek alumni Spencer Garrett and his wife Meghan Gallagher, working with Robert Picardo on VOY as well as illustrating his Trek book, and more behind-the-scenes stories! Then, we take a tour around his art studio and hear about his brother and renowned makeup artist Kevin Yagher and the story of how Jeff transitioned from acting into sculpting some of the coolest statues of horror and sci-fi icons and being one of the best at it. Check out "The Yagher Army" group on Facebook to see more of Jeff's work or to buy some from yourself - https://www.facebook.com/groups/256216365673881/ NOTE: This interview was conducted before the SAG-AFTRA Strike of 2023. No performers were interviewed during the strike unless they were discussing the strike itself. Please subscribe to our brand new YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/@trekuntold . There, you will see all the old episodes of this show as well as new episodes and all of our other content, including shorts and some other fun things planned for the future. Visit my Amazon shop to check out tons of Trek products and other things I enjoy - https://www.amazon.com/shop/thefightnerd View the Teespring store for Trek Untold gear & apparel - https://my-store-9204078.creator-spring.com Support Trek Untold by becoming a Patreon at Patreon.com/TrekUntold. Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast and leave a rating if you like us! Follow Trek Untold on Social Media Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/trekuntoldTwitter: https://www.twitter.com/trekuntoldFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/trekuntold Follow Nerd News Today on Social Media Twitter:  Twitter.com/NerdNews2Day Instagram: Instagram.com/NerdNewsToday Facebook: Facebook.com/NerdNewsToday Trek Untold is sponsored by Treksphere.com, powered by the RAGE Works Podcast Network, and affiliated with Nerd News Today.   The views expressed on air during Trek Untold do not represent the views of the RAGE Works staff, partners, or affiliates. 

Trek Untold: The Star Trek Podcast That Goes Beyond The Stars!

Jeff Yagher had a memorable role as Iden, leader of a rogue group of Holograms from the seventh season "Star Trek: Voyager" two-parter, "Flesh and Blood," but these days, it's his hands that do the performing. After a successful acting career, Yagher transitioned into an even more successful sculptor, creating amazing work sold by places like Sideshow Collectibles, among others. It's been a long road, but his work - whether on-screen or with a lump of clay - speaks for itself.   Jeff discusses his epic debut role as Kyle Bates in "V," working with Angela Lansbury multiple times on "Murder, She Wrote," getting beat up at Medieval Times while dressed as a knight by Chuck Norris on "Walker, Texas Ranger," stories about Pat Morita, and more!   Plus, plenty of Trek Talk, including the role he auditioned for in TNG, tips from Trek alumni Spencer Garrett and his wife Meghan Gallagher, working with Robert Picardo on VOY as well as illustrating his Trek book, and more behind-the-scenes stories! Then, we take a tour around his art studio and hear about his brother and renowned makeup artist Kevin Yagher and the story of how Jeff transitioned from acting into sculpting some of the coolest statues of horror and sci-fi icons and being one of the best at it. Check out "The Yagher Army" group on Facebook to see more of Jeff's work or to buy some from yourself - https://www.facebook.com/groups/256216365673881/ NOTE: This interview was conducted before the SAG-AFTRA Strike of 2023. No performers were interviewed during the strike unless they were discussing the strike itself. Please subscribe to our brand new YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/@trekuntold . There, you will see all the old episodes of this show, as well as new episodes and all of our other content, including shorts and some other fun things planned for the future. Visit my Amazon shop to check out tons of Trek products and other things I enjoy - https://www.amazon.com/shop/thefightnerd View the Teespring store for Trek Untold gear & apparel - https://my-store-9204078.creator-spring.com Support Trek Untold by becoming a Patreon at Patreon.com/TrekUntold. Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast and leave a rating if you like us! Follow Trek Untold on Social Media Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/trekuntoldTwitter: https://www.twitter.com/trekuntoldFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/trekuntold Follow Nerd News Today on Social Media Twitter: Twitter.com/NerdNews2DayInstagram: Instagram.com/NerdNewsTodayFacebook: Facebook.com/NerdNewsToday Trek Untold is sponsored by Treksphere.com, powered by the RAGE Works Podcast Network, and affiliated with Nerd News Today.

Funtastic World of Hanna & Barbera with Greg Ehrbar
Fred, Wilma and Mrs. Potts: Part 2

Funtastic World of Hanna & Barbera with Greg Ehrbar

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2023 19:37


More musings and memories from animator Dave Pruiksma about Angela Lansbury, The Flintstones, The Chipmunks, and others Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Gasbagging
Full Face and Scrubs

Gasbagging

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2023 56:01


Kate Campbell has returned to her throne while Dan Morrison suffers his own near death to cover this week's fur war on The Real Housewives of Sydney (S02E06). From Victoria Montano's Mariah Carey moment to Caroline Gaultier's supposed Angela Lansbury cosplay, and the Kate Coat debut, the women on RHOS are starting to despise each other. Dan & Kate also cover off stray thoughts on Bravocon, Southern Charm, RHOLSC, RHOP, Married to Medicine and they'll be back next week to debrief all things RHOBH. Follow Kate on ⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠ Follow Gasbagging on ⁠⁠Tiktok⁠⁠ & ⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠ Follow Dan on Twitter ⁠⁠here

W2M Network
The Last Unicorn Alternative Commentary

W2M Network

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2023 105:24


Mark, Jesse, and “The Invisible One” Justin Thomas come together to watch an animated film that left a traumatizing impression on many a child back in the 80's. And that is why we are here to discuss “The Last Unicorn” as Mark felt the need to revisit it to just see if his fears were justified.Don't expect this to be an enlightening commentary, expect horrible humor, poor puns, and illegitimate illetaration. But if you have some time, set your internets to FUN and put us in your earholes. Here we go!The Last Unicorn is a 1982 American animated fantasy film about a unicorn who, upon learning that she is the last of her species on Earth, goes on a quest to find out what has happened to others of her kind. Based on the 1968 novel The Last Unicorn written by Peter S. Beagle, who also wrote the film's screenplay, the film was directed and produced by Arthur Rankin Jr. and Jules Bass. It was produced by Rankin/Bass Productions for ITC Entertainment and animated by Topcraft.The film includes the voices of Alan Arkin, Jeff Bridges, Mia Farrow, Angela Lansbury, and Christopher Lee. The soundtrack was composed and arranged by Jimmy Webb, and songs were performed by the group America and the London Symphony Orchestra, with additional vocals provided by Lucy Mitchell. The film grossed $6.5 million in the United States.Disclaimer: The following may contain offensive language, adult humor, and/or content that some viewers may find offensive – The views and opinions expressed by any one speaker does not explicitly or necessarily reflect or represent those of Mark Radulich or W2M Network.Mark Radulich and his wacky podcast on all the things:https://linktr.ee/markkind76alsoFB Messenger: Mark Radulich LCSWTiktok: @markradulichtwitter: @MarkRadulich

Ol' Dirty Basement
V.C.R. presents: Friday the 13th (1980)

Ol' Dirty Basement

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2023 68:19 Transcription Available


Strap in for a blood-chilling journey back to the golden age of slasher movies with a deep dive into the classic horror film, Friday the 13th. Want to know if it still holds the same terror after all these years? Or perhaps you're curious to hear about the time Flea, Tim Robbins, Julia Roberts, and Angela Lansbury shared a birthday with the infamous Zap? Well, leave your lights on and keep your eyes peeled, because we're about to unmask the real horror behind Friday the 13th. Pull up a seat as we explore the film's budget, locations and influential cast. We'll be spilling some behind-the-scenes stories and sharing our hair-raising memories of watching this cult classic for the first time. We'll dissect the fashion choices of the 80s, the special effects that made us jump out of our seats, and the iconic ax to the face death scene. From the mystery of the Moravian cemetery and the puzzling identity of the Jeep driver, to the thrill of the final fight between Alice and the killer, you're in for an unforgettable fright night.Finally, we'll take a trip down memory lane, recalling a time when instant coffee ruled the roost and cigarettes could be bought from vending machines without a second glance. We'll compare notes on Alice's hair, the concept of Strip Monopoly, and of course, the film's haunting soundtrack. Get ready to see Friday the 13th in a whole new light as we reveal its connection to other timeless classics like Halloween. So grab your popcorn, extinguish all hopes of a quiet night, and join us as we brave the terror-filled world of Friday the 13th.Support the showSounds:https://freesound.org/people/frodeims/sounds/666222/ Door openinghttps://freesound.org/people/Sami_Hiltunen/sounds/527187/ Eerie intro music https://freesound.org/people/jack126guy/sounds/361346/ Slot machinehttps://freesound.org/people/Zott820/sounds/209578/ Cash registerhttps://freesound.org/people/Exchanger/sounds/415504/ Fun Facts Jingle Thanks to The Tsunami Experiment for the theme music!!Check them out hereSUPPORT US AT https://www.buzzsprout.com/1984311/supporters/newMERCH STORE https://ol-dirty-basement.creator-spring.comFind us at the following https://oldirtybasement.buzzsprout.com WEBSITE ...

Filmed Live Musicals
Ellen M. Krass: A Lifetime of Film & TV

Filmed Live Musicals

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2023 58:19


Host Luisa Lyons chats with the person who inspired the entire Filmed Live Musicals project, Ellen M. Krass! Ellen M. Krass is the Emmy award winning producer behind the live captures of The Robber Bridegroom, Little Johnny Jones, Follies in Concert, Sweeney Todd with Angela Lansbury and George Hearn, Sweeney Todd with the San Francisco Philharmonic, Candide with the New York Philharmonic, the Broadway revival of Company starring Raul Esparza, Sondheim The Birthday Concert, Company with the New York Philharmonic starring Neil Patrick Harris, Patti LuPone, Stephen Colbert et al., Gypsy Live from the Savoy starring Imelda Staunton, and the Broadway revival of She Loves Me, which was the first Broadway musical to be livestreamed online.Ellen shares her insights into her historic journey working in film and television, and filming live theatre for the screen.Visit the Filmed Live Musicals database to learn where to watch all the musicals that Ellen has produced! Support the showFilmed Live Musicals is where musicals come home. Use the searchable database to find musicals filmed on stage to watch from the comfort of your living room! Visit www.filmedlivemusicals.com to learn more. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. You can also support the site at Patreon. Patrons get early access to the podcast and site content, no matter how much you pledge. Become a Patron today!Filmed Live Musicals is created by Luisa Lyons, an Australian actor, writer, and musician. Luisa holds a Masters in Music Theatre from London's Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and now lives, works, and plays in New York. Learn more at www.luisalyons.com and follow on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

The Good Old Days of Radio Show
Episode #223: Top 10 Radio Noir: A Thing Of Beauty

The Good Old Days of Radio Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2023 34:31


Angela Lansbury is the star of this week's radio noir. This gothic story about a rising starlet and her actor husband who is in the twilight of his career resembles "A Star Is Born", but with a dark twist. This is a rare radio appearance by Lansbury in the first phase of her career, where she often played villains like Sibyl Vane from "The Picture of Doiron Gray," and Eleanor Shaw Iselin from "The Manchurian Candidate." Visit our website: https://goodolddaysofradio.com/ Subscribe to our Facebook Group for news, discussions, and the latest podcast: https://www.facebook.com/groups/881779245938297 If you don't do Facebook, we're also on Gab: https://gab.com/OldRadio  Our theme music is "Why Am I So Romantic?" from Animal Crackers: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KHJKAKS/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_MK8MVCY4DVBAM8ZK39WD

Famous & Gravy
Dame Detective

Famous & Gravy

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2023 63:52


She once said “I wasn't very good at being a starlet. I didn't want to pose for cheesecake photos and that kind of thing.” She received two Oscar nominations before the age of 25. In the mid 1950s she found herself cast as either of two types: as she put it, “bitches on wheels and people's mothers.” She was nominated for a Tony award at age 83, a testament to her extraordinary stamina and range. She captured the biggest audience of her career in the 1980s and 90s, when she played the role of mystery writer and amateur sleuth Jessica Fletcher on the CBS series “Murder, She Wrote.” Today's dead celebrity is Angela Lansbury. Famous & Gravy is created and co-hosted by Amit Kapoor and Michael Osborne. This episode was produced by Jacob Weiss. Sign up for our newsletter at famousandgravy.com and also enjoy our mobile quiz game at deadoraliveapp.com If you enjoyed this episode, you may also like Episode 50 “Golden Rose” (Betty White) and Episode 47 “Proud Mary” (Mary Tyler Moore).  Links:  Transcript of this episode New York Times Obituary for Angela Lansbury Famous & Gravy official website Angela Lansbury's full length fitness video “Cozy Cup of Tea” article from the New Yorker Clip of her first movie appearance in ‘Gaslight' at age 17 Angela's incredible speed singing in the musical “Gypsy” Famous & Gravy on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter Dead or Alive Quiz Game Half Price Books Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

THE QUEENS NEW YORKER
THE LEGACY OF QUEENS EPISODE 81: WILLIAM WINDOM( american actor)

THE QUEENS NEW YORKER

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2023 17:25


William Windom (September 28, 1923 – August 16, 2012) was an American actor. He was known as a character actor of the stage and screen. He is well known for his recurring role as Dr. Seth Hazlitt alongside Angela Lansbury in the CBS mystery series Murder, She Wrote. Windom made his television debut in 1949 in the NBC anthology series The Philco Television Playhouse. He continued acting in shows such as Studio One, Masterpiece Playhouse, Omnibus, and Kraft Television Theatre. During this time, he also appeared on The Twilight Zone, Gunsmoke, Mission: Impossible, and Star Trek. He then gained acclaim in his television career for his portrayal of cartoonist John Monroe in the short-lived NBC sitcom My World and Welcome to It (1969–1970), winning him the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. He then guest-starred in various programs, including Columbo, Night Gallery, Marcus Welby M.D., and Quincy M.E. before gaining acclaim for his recurring role on the CBS mystery series Murder, She Wrote (1986-1996), portraying Dr. Seth Hazlitt of Cabot Cove opposite Angela Lansbury. During this time, he also appeared on other programs, including St. Elsewhere, Magnum, P.I., Newhart, L.A. Law, and Murphy Brown, and voiced Uncle Chuck in Sonic the Hedgehog. His final television appearances include roles in Ally McBeal and The District. Windom is also known for his film roles in the Academy Award-winning movie To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), The Americanization of Emily (1964), The Detective (1968), Brewster McCloud (1970), Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971), Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987), She's Having a Baby (1988), Uncle Buck (1989), Miracle on 34th Street (1994), and True Crime (1999). PICTURE: By Foley's, Huston - Cropped from Image:Windomthurberplaybill 001.jpg, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=15967687

No es un día cualquiera
No es un día cualquiera- "Tertulia de maduritos interesantes" con Petra Martínez

No es un día cualquiera

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2023 36:46


Nuestro tiempo de tertulia, al que hoy se incorpora la actriz Petra Martínez y que como de costumbre cuenta con José Luis Garci y Andrés Aberasturi, recuerda a dos figuras ligadas al cine que nos han dejado. Por un lado a uno de los hombres que más amaba la gran pantalla en este país -fallecido el viernes- y que deja atrás legendarios programas radiofónicos como aquel "Polvo de estrellas": Carlos Pumares. Y por otro, a una de las intérpretes que mejores momentos e interpretaciones nos ha regalado: Angela Lansbury (La bruja novata, El mensajero del miedo). Y además de echar la vista atrás, también hablamos de la película de La 2 de esta semana: La decisión de Sophie, protagonizada por Meryl Streep.  Escuchar audio

RAGE Works Network-All Shows
Trek Untold-Episode 148 | David Frankham

RAGE Works Network-All Shows

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2023 106:51


David Frankham Remembers the Hollywood of Yesterday David Frankham played Larry Marvick in the "Star Trek" season three episode, "Is There In Truth No Beauty?" but his extensive resume traces all the way back to the 1940s. Mr. Frankham, who is the oldest guest to appear on this podcast at 97 years young, has seen it all and has tons of amazing tales from a bygone era of Hollywood.  David explains how he found his way into acting serving in the British Army during WW II, working for the BBC, his first television gig in front of 25 million people thanks to Rosemary Clooney, how Elizabeth Taylor and Sir Alec Guinness started his acting career in Hollywood, tales of kindness from Vincent Price, a wealth of Angela Lansbury stories, voicing Sgt. Tibbs in "101 Dalmations" and his encounters with the man behind The Mouse, Walt Disney, working on "King Rat," and great stories with Steve McQueen, George Cukor, Capucine, and even being attacked by Judy Gardland with a shoe!  And, of course, loads of memories from Star Trek, including working with Diana Muldair, William Shatner, DeForest Kelley, Leonard Nimoy, James Doohan, and the behind-the-scenes drama that shut down production!  Check out his book "Which One Was David?" on Amazon - https://amzn.to/3rAmAWH NOTE: This interview was conducted before the SAG-AFTRA Strike of 2023. No performers were interviewed during the strike unless they were discussing the strike itself. Please subscribe to our brand new YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/@trekuntold . There, you will see all the old episodes of this show, as well as new episodes and all of our other content, including shorts and some other fun things planned for the future. Visit my Amazon shop to check out tons of Trek products and other things I enjoy - https://www.amazon.com/shop/thefightnerd View the Teespring store for Trek Untold gear & apparel - https://my-store-9204078.creator-spring.com Support Trek Untold by becoming a Patreon at Patreon.com/TrekUntold. Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast and leave a rating if you like us! Follow Trek Untold on Social Media Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/trekuntoldTwitter: https://www.twitter.com/trekuntoldFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/trekuntold Follow Nerd News Today on Social Media Twitter:  Twitter.com/NerdNews2Day Instagram: Instagram.com/NerdNewsToday Facebook: Facebook.com/NerdNewsToday Trek Untold is sponsored by Treksphere.com, powered by the RAGE Works Podcast Network, and affiliated with Nerd News Today.   The views expressed on air during Trek Untold do not represent the views of the RAGE Works staff, partners, or affiliates. 

Trek Untold: The Star Trek Podcast That Goes Beyond The Stars!
David Frankham Remembers the Hollywood of Yesterday

Trek Untold: The Star Trek Podcast That Goes Beyond The Stars!

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2023 106:51


David Frankham played Larry Marvick in the "Star Trek" season three episode, "Is There In Truth No Beauty?" but his extensive resume traces all the way back to the 1940s. Mr. Frankham, who is the oldest guest to appear on this podcast at 97 years young, has seen it all and has tons of amazing tales from a bygone era of Hollywood.  David explains how he found his way into acting serving in the British Army during WW II, working for the BBC, his first television gig in front of 25 million people thanks to Rosemary Clooney, how Elizabeth Taylor and Sir Alec Guinness started his acting career in Hollywood, tales of kindness from Vincent Price, a wealth of Angela Lansbury stories, voicing Sgt. Tibbs in "101 Dalmations" and his encounters with the man behind The Mouse, Walt Disney, working on "King Rat," and great stories with Steve McQueen, George Cukor, Capucine, and even being attacked by Judy Gardland with a shoe!  And, of course, loads of memories from Star Trek, including working with Diana Muldaur, William Shatner, DeForest Kelley, Leonard Nimoy, James Doohan, and the behind-the-scenes drama that shut down production!  Check out his book "Which One Was David?" on Amazon - https://amzn.to/3rAmAWH NOTE: This interview was conducted before the SAG-AFTRA Strike of 2023. No performers were interviewed during the strike unless they were discussing the strike itself. Please subscribe to our brand new YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/@trekuntold . There, you will see all the old episodes of this show, as well as new episodes and all of our other content, including shorts and some other fun things planned for the future. Visit my Amazon shop to check out tons of Trek products and other things I enjoy - https://www.amazon.com/shop/thefightnerd View the Teespring store for Trek Untold gear & apparel - https://my-store-9204078.creator-spring.com Support Trek Untold by becoming a Patreon at Patreon.com/TrekUntold. Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast and leave a rating if you like us! Follow Trek Untold on Social Media Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/trekuntoldTwitter: https://www.twitter.com/trekuntoldFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/trekuntold Follow Nerd News Today on Social Media Twitter: Twitter.com/NerdNews2DayInstagram: Instagram.com/NerdNewsTodayFacebook: Facebook.com/NerdNewsToday Trek Untold is sponsored by Treksphere.com, powered by the RAGE Works Podcast Network, and affiliated with Nerd News Today.

Vamos Todos Morrer
Angela Lansbury

Vamos Todos Morrer

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2023 14:47


A actriz inglesa morreu há 1 ano.

TV Guidance Counselor Podcast
TV Guidance Counselor Episode 602: Greg Johnson

TV Guidance Counselor Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2023 91:03


December 26, 1992 This week Ken welcomes old friend, now NYC based comedian Greg Johnson. Ken and Greg discuss 20 years ago, Comedy Doyles, Kenny Z, Ken's first time doing stand up in Massachusetts, Eugene Mirman, Tim McIntire's Thursday Night Fights at The Comedy Studio, growing up in Wellesley, white suburban towns, being a notable alum from your town's High School, Greg's album Greg Johnson 1, how Mass and NY really aren't all that different, listening to episodes from ten years ago, Danny Tamberelli, The Adventures of Pete and Pete, getting to meet your heroes, Cheers, how Ken books guests, TV stars who should have been movie stars, Angela Lansbury, Madonna: Just a Peeler, clean and dirty covers, The Real World, Barney the Dinosaur, 1992, how football is a stupid fun waste of time, how the love of True Crime isn't new, Amy Fischer the Long Island Lolita, Ryder Strong, favorite VJs, the mystery of John Norris, SNICK, Roundhouse, In Living Color, The Simpsons, Sexy Dana Carvey, Chris Rock, live TV fights, insane Oscar moments, streaking, Father Dowling Mysteries, growing up Catholic, The "dead kid" in Three Men and a Baby, the "dead munchin" in The Wizard of Oz, being in the theater for only one day, 1990s re-releases, Can't Hardly Wait, Jerry O'Connell, the reason we have home taping today, when Greg was actually on TV, THIS VERY WEEK as a kid, Phylicia Rashad hosting a Kids Guide to Parenting, the lost show, Nik Carter, WFXN, Rap Around!, Ready to Go, Tom Bergeron, Home Improvement, We the Jury, Ken's love of Massachusetts businesses, Ken and Greg's plans to visit dead malls, The Square One Mall, Waylu's, Ken finding a nearly dead woman at B. Dalton Books in the Meadow Glen Mall, smoking joksters, local weathermen, The Wonder Years, Sully Erna, New Year's Eve, Evening at the Improv, WSKB's big Stooges New Year, Dana Hersey, House of Blues, Chiz Rider, and the major of trumpet based ministries. 

31 Days of Horror
The Company of Wolves

31 Days of Horror

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2023 83:19


On today's episode, Rachel and I learn that it's bad to read before going to sleep because your imagination is trying to actively traumatize you with an army of not that scary good boy doggos who just wanna run through your house! I mean, it'll also give you horrific visions of gruesome, skin ripping werewolf transformations and smashed doll heads, but just think about all those doggos! The movie is The Company of Wolves, directed by Neil Jordan and written by Jordan and Anglea Carter, based on stories from Carter's book "The Bloody Chamber."

The Old Soul Movie Podcast
Death on the Nile (1978)

The Old Soul Movie Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2023 120:02


Join us for a cruise down the Nile as we explore another Agatha Christie classic adapted to the screen! We put on our detective hats and cross examine all the suspects of this murderous river boat cruise. Death on the Nile (1978) captures a fascinating time of a pop culture resurgence of Egypt and Egyptology interest, all while bringing to life one of the greatest literary detectives of all time: Hercule Poirot! Who killed the the dazzlingly beautiful and fabulously wealthy socialite Linnet Ridgeway? Tune in to find out! Please Comment, Rate, and Share our episodes and tell us what you like and what you want to hear more of!— Be sure to check us out onOur website: https://the-old-soul-movie-podcast.simplecast.com/Facebook: The Old Soul Movie PodcastX (formerly Twitter): @oldsoulpodInstagram: @oldsoulmoviepodcast  

Syndicated with Lesley and Ben
Murder She Wrote w/ Jay Gagnon

Syndicated with Lesley and Ben

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2023 51:42


Cabot Cove has no shortage of murders and there is no one more qualified to solve them than mystery writer Jessica Fletcher. Editor Jay Gagnon brings us Murder She Wrote, the number one source of Angela Lansbury material. Lesley, Ben and Jay stumble through a charming double murder in the high stakes cutthroat world of fiction publishing. Logically, we picked an episode that guest stars Better Call Saul's Michael McKean. Syndicated with Lesley and Ben is a twice monthly podcast about television, genre and storytelling in which your hosts watch one episode of a new show and explore the history of television one episode at a time. From family room sitcoms to space exploration shows, reality TV to procedurals and game shows, we're going to cover it all and give you the context you need to understand the wonderful world of television and the stories we love. Our Logo is by Terra Bosart, the theme song is by Mandra Sigma and the show is edited by Jay Gagnon.

Front Row
Patsy Ferran, Rubens & Women, the portrayal of black men in British film

Front Row

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2023 42:18


The actor Patsy Ferran talks to Samira about her transformation from flower girl (with some autonomy) to duchess (with none at all) in Pygmalion at the Old Vic, and a career in which she transformed from Edith, the maid in Blithe Spirit with Angela Lansbury to Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire with Paul Mescal, via Jem in Treasure Island. “Rubenesque” has long evoked a voluptuous image of female nudity in art, but a new exhibition at the Dulwich Picture Gallery seeks to explore the complex relationship between Peter Paul Rubens and the women in his life. Co-curator Amy Orrock and critic Louisa Buck discuss how they influenced, and in many cases financially supported, the 17th century Flemish painter. And as Netflix airs the fifth and final series of ‘Top Boy', which first appeared on Channel 4 starring Ashley Waters, Clive Nwonka, author of ‘Black Boys The Social Aesthetics of British Urban Film' and film critic Leila Latif discuss representations of black urban culture on screen. Presenter: Samira Ahmed Producer: Nicki Paxman

The Classical Music Minute
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

The Classical Music Minute

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2023 1:00 Transcription Available


DescriptionWith the passing of Dame Angela Lansbury in 2022, it reminded me of one of my favourite Sondeim musicals, Sweeney Todd. She played the first Mrs Lovett in 1979. Take a minute to get the scoop!Dame Angela Lansbury singing The Worst Pies in London.Fun FactThe original production of Sweeney Todd opened on Broadway March 1, 1979, at the Uris Theatre (now the Gershwin). The show, featuring music and lyrics by Sondheim and a book by Wheeler, was directed by Harold Prince and starred Len Cariou and Angela Lansbury. The production received eight Tony Awards in 1979—including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, and Best Original Score—as well as 11 Drama Desk Awards and the Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Musical. It went on to be revived twice on Broadway and adapted into a 2007 film, in addition to the recent Off-Broadway production.__________________________________________________________________About Steven, HostSteven is a Canadian composer & actor living in Toronto. Through his music, he creates a range of works, with an emphasis on the short-form genre—his muse being to offer the listener both the darker and more satiric shades of human existence. If you're interested, please check out his music website for more. Member of the Canadian League Of Composers.__________________________________________________________________You can FOLLOW ME on Instagram.

Broadway to Main Street
Sweeney Todd

Broadway to Main Street

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2023 54:01


We look at Sweeney's latest resurrection via the newly released cast album, plus exceptional performances from the past including Angela Lansbury, Bryn Terfel, Audra McDonald and more; it's too good at least.

TV Guidance Counselor Podcast
TV Guidance Counselor Episode 601: Jane Badler

TV Guidance Counselor Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2023 49:26


This week Ken welcomes the incredible actor, singer and all around impressive human being (despite famously playing an alien) Jane Badler (follow her on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/janebadlerworld/) Ken and Jane discuss Australia, always being a New Yorker despite living in Australia for over 30 years, the changing nature of accents, botanical gardens, the ever traveling American, moving from Long Island to New Hampshire at 15, Mission Impossible, the 1988 writer's strike, working with classic actors, working with Kim Novak, Falcon Crest, working on Soaps, Angela Lansbury, Murder She Wrote, the divide between TV and movie actors, The Doctors with Alec Baldwin, Neighbors, Margot Robbie, doing comedy, V: The Series, The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Ken Johnson, fascism, playing it straight, allegory, The Twilight Zone, Argentina, having more of an impact than you can anticipate, V toys, Barbie, going into the city, being shy growing up in Great Neck Long Island, coming out of your shell in New Hampshire, being a lawyer, One Life to Live, doing commercials, talking about never talking about The Highwayman, Chad Darnell's film The Birthday Cake, being the victim in a TV's Bloopers and Practical Jokes joke, playing Diana again in the new V, Diana's death scene, Arid Extra Dry, the authority and sweetness. bra commercials, watching UK TV, loving Miss Maisel, Anxious People, Stephen King's The Outsider,  Ben Mendelsohn, being done with being in horror, playing awful people, acting with Mary Tyler Moore, being "the American", having to know the lines, Shakspearian things, and Ken's interview skills. 

Easy Riders Raging Podcast
109- Columbo: Murder by the Book (1970s)

Easy Riders Raging Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2023 68:45


This week it's another return to the archives from my original podcast, the SpielbergPod, with an episode recorded back in Spring 2021 when we were still deeply in lockdown. It sees Kieran, Paul and I discuss the Columbo episode 'Murder by the Book', which was both the first episode of that long-running show and an episode directed by Steven Spielberg. Things to note since this episode was recorded, Angela Lansbury has since sadly passed (we talk about her being still alive in the recording) and also Kieran states Natasha Lyonne would make a perfect Columbo- and recently she has been cast in a Columbo-esque role in Rian Johnson's show Poker Face (which Kieran told me recently is very good).

The Literary License Podcast
Season 7: Episode 326 - ANTHOLOGIES: Fantasia (1940)/Fantasia 2000 (1999)

The Literary License Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2023 89:00


Fantasia is a 1940 American animated musical anthology film produced and released by Walt Disney Productions, with story direction by Joe Grant and Dick Huemer and production supervision by Walt Disney and Ben Sharpsteen. The third Disney animated feature film, it consists of eight animated segments set to pieces of classical music conducted by Leopold Stokowski, seven of which are performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra. Music critic and composer Deems Taylor acts as the film's Master of Ceremonies who introduces each segment in live action.   Fantasia 2000 is a 1999 American animated musical anthology film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Produced by Roy E. Disney and Donald W. Ernst, it is the 38th Disney animated feature film and sequel to 1940's Fantasia. Like its predecessor, Fantasia 2000 consists of animated segments set to pieces of classical music. Celebrities including Steve Martin, Itzhak Perlman, Quincy Jones, Bette Midler, James Earl Jones, Penn & Teller, James Levine, and Angela Lansbury introduce a segment in live action scenes directed by Don Hahn.   Opening Credits; Introduction (1.00); Background History (15.06); Fantasia (1940) Film Trailer (18.19); Opening Presentation (21.15); Let's Rate (41.33); Introducing Our Second Feature (43.40); Fantasia 2000 (1999) Film Trailer (46.11); Lights, Camera, Action (48.12); How Many Stars (1:19.57); End Credits (1:24.29); Closing Credits (1:25.46)   Opening Credits– Epidemic Sound – Copyright . All rights reserved   Closing Credits:  The Age of Not Believing  by Angela Lansbury.  From the album Bedknobs and Broomsticks Original Soundtrack.  Copyright 1971 Disney Records ​ Original Music copyrighted 2020 Dan Hughes Music and the Literary License Podcast.    All rights reserved.  Used by Kind Permission.   All songs available through Amazon Music.

Left of Str8 Show
Left of Str8 Show: The Charles Busch Interview Legend of Drag, Theatre, Film and now Author

Left of Str8 Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2023 64:12


Today's Show we have a true legend as a Playwright, Drag Artist, Performer and now Author. Charles Busch called into the studio from his gorgeous home in NYC to talk about his career and his new book that just came out, “Leading Lady, A Memoir of a Most Unusual Boy.” He also has a brand new movie out for one week only in NYC, “The Sixth Reel,” at the Look Cinema's on West 57, where you can actually dine at the theatre. We had a fantastic hour long chat and still didn't get into half of his works and stories, from his plays “Vampire Lesbians of Sodom,” to “Tales of the Alchemists Wife,” to films like “Die Mommy Die,” to stories with celebrities like Kim Novak, Liza Minnelli, Angela Lansbury and more. Be sure to check out my guest's Website at: www.charlesbusch.com and you can find them on Social Media here: @chasbusch Thank you for listening to the Left of Str8 Radio Network, hosted by Scott Fullerton. The Left of Str8 Radio Network was created for the LGBTQ Community and our Straight Allies and we talk to and about, celebrities and personalities from the worlds of Entertainment, Foodies, Music, Books, and Advocacy. We post our weekly lgbtq news show, The Rainbow Rundown on Mondays, Our Left of Str8 Interviews post on Thursdays and Fridays, and we post our bonus "5 Questions With...." our Interviewee's on Tuesdays. Our newest show, "Bears of a Certain Age," airs on its own YouTube Channel in our partnership with The Queer Centric every Wednesday. Please share with your friends and follow us on social media @leftofstr8 on Instagram, @leftofstr8radio on Twitter (X), and Left of Str8 Show on Facebook. If you like us, please give our episodes a 5 star rating so more people will find them in the Algorithm. Go to our website at www.leftofstr8radio.com to listen to all shows, enter contests, write questions to the show for Scott or Guests, and if you want to be a guest or host on the network. You can find the video podcast of each episode on YouTube and Spotify, and the audio podcast is available at all major distributors including: iTunes, iHeart Radio, GoodPods, Amazon Music, Audible, Google Podcasts and more. You can support the show on our Patreon Page for as little as $3 a month, $8 a month, or $13 a month, to help cover show expenses and other costs. you can find us over at www.patreon.com/leftofstr8 .............Thanks, Scott

SHE 100.3 Flash Briefing
*NSYNC and Taylor on VMA's - Travis Kelce and Taylor - Rebooting Angela Lansbury?

SHE 100.3 Flash Briefing

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2023 3:07


*NSYNC got together at the 2023 MTV VMA's to give first award to Taylor Swift, KC Chief Travis Kelce and Tay may be dating, and they're going to make a "Murder She Wrote" movie??

Live Love Thrive with Catherine Gray
Ep. 355 The Three Tomatoes guide -entertaining fabulous women coast to coast!

Live Love Thrive with Catherine Gray

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2023 25:55


Invest In Her host Catherine Gray talks with Cheryl Benton, founder, CEO and “head tomato” of The Three Tomatoes, a highly successful digital media company and free newsletter that covers fascinating lifestyle news of interest to “mature women” (aka “tomatoes”) nationwide with 4 city specific newsletters, NYC, LA, San Francisco, and Miami, along with Debbie Zipp the LA Life editor for The Three Tomatoes. Debbie is probably best known for her recurring lead role as Donna on the "Murder She Wrote" CBS series starring Angela Lansbury as well as many TV series regular roles and guest star appearances, lead stage roles and principal roles in over 300 national television commercials.  Cheryl is a sought-after speaker on women's issues and is a longtime advocate for women and girls around the world. She has served on the board of UN Women, and founded the NYC Leadership Council for Plan International USA, both organizations that advocate for the equality of women and girls. In 2018 Cheryl Benton wrote her first novel, followed by a book of mid-life humor that quickly became #1 on Amazon's hot new releases. What started out as a newsletter with the real skinny on the best of everything in NYC for fabulous, smart women like you and us, soon attracted smart fabulous women from coast to coast (and even across the pond). It wasn't just NYC women who were feeling invisible, and our newsletters that talked about everything from where to get the best facials, thong underwear that are actually comfortable, our opinions about plastic surgery, Botox, children, husbands, friends and whatever else may be coursing through our hormonally charged brains, gained a following. And then people with expertise and knowledge wanted to be part of this adventure, and before you could say hot flash, we had a web site, which has grown into a full blown lifestyle guide for fun, smart “tomatoes.” www.sheangelinvestors.com  https://www.thethreetomatoes.com/   Follow Us On Social Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | LinkedIn  

Down There Aware
Medical Gaslighting

Down There Aware

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2023 32:07


This week, Mary and Alex watched the 1944 film “Gaslight” to learn about the origin of the commonly-used term of psychology of the same name. They discuss ways in which they have been gaslit by medical professionals, as well as how to recognize medical gaslight and ways to advocate for your health when a doctor tries to downplay your symptoms. #Podcast #Spotify #Anchor #research #advocacy #cancer #gaslighting #IIH #CSF #ocularmigraine #lumbarpuncture #shoulderdystocia Stay Connected  Email Us: downthereaware@gmail.com Instagram:@downthereaware  Facebook: Down There Aware  Twitter: @downthereaware Pinterest: Down There Aware TikTok: Down There Aware Episode Links What is gaslighting? Examples and how to respond Shoulder Dystocia: Signs, Causes, Prevention & Complications Episode Highlights Intro [0:13] Welcome Back! [1:23] Pickleball  [1:57] Gaslighting [3:05] American 1944 movie [3:40] Mary's personal gaslighting story [5:28] Shoulder dystocia [6:47] High risk pregnancy [8:35] Elective C-section [9:40] Advocate for yourself [11:34] Alex's personal gaslighting story [12:05] Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH) [12:20] Ocular Migraine [13:15] Lumbar puncture [13:40] Thank you, Merry-Jennifer! [15:20] Cerebral Spinal Fluid  [15:48] Vulvar Cancer Network [19:04] ER doc's perspective needed [20:03] Opioid crisis [22:50] High pain threshold [23:03] Mary's colonoscopy follow-up [23:43] Only apology[25:25] Ingrid Bergman & Angela Lansbury [28:33] Medical gaslighting [30:22] Thanks for listening! [31:20] Summary Keywords Podcast, Spotify, Anchor, research, advocacy, cancer, gaslighting, IIH, CSF, ocular migraine, lumbar puncture, shoulder dystocia --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/downthereaware/message

MASTERPIECE Studio
Encore: Angela Lansbury Is A Woman Of Her Time In ‘Little Women'

MASTERPIECE Studio

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2023 40:27


Warning: This episode contains spoilers for Episode One of  'Little Women'. This is an encore release of an earlier podcast episode. Dame Angela Lansbury was an acting icon for more than 75 years. Her credits spanned from Gaslight, Mame, and Murder, She Wrote to Beauty and the Beast and Little Women. She died in October 2022, and left behind a rich legacy of characters that are as iconic and memorable as the actor herself. As PBS re-broadcasts MASTERPIECE's 2018 production of Little Women, we thought we'd revisit our 2018 conversation with her as she takes us through highlights of her prodigious career and reveals what she learned on the "Little Women" set.

Screen Nerds Podcast
ReScreen: Beauty and the Beast (1991)

Screen Nerds Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2023 11:26


For this "Quick Screen" episode, Michael does a rewatch of the 1991 animated film "Beauty and the Beast" featuring the voices of Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, Richard White, Jerry Orbach, David Ogden Stiers, Angela Lansbury, Rex Everhart, and Jesse Corti based on the classic fairy tale. What are some of his thoughts and memories of seeing the film the first time and his thoughts after seeing the film again? Check it out and see! Be a part of the conversation! E-mail the show at screennerdspodcast@gmail.com Follow the show on Twitter @screennerdspod Like the show on Facebook (Search for Screen Nerds Podcast and find the page there) Follow the show on Instagram and Threads just search screennerdspodcast Be sure to check out the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Goodpods, Overcast, Amazon Music or your podcast catcher of choice! (and please share rate and review!) Want to be a guest or share your thoughts on the podcast? Send me an e-mail! Thanks to Frankie Creel for the artwork --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/screennerdspodcast/message

Cinema Sounds & Secrets
Encore! - Angela Lansbury

Cinema Sounds & Secrets

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2023 23:51


Encore! Encore! - This month we're revisiting some of our favorite episodes from the last year. This week, a tribute to Angela Lansbury. At the age of 86, she's an inadvertent role model for how to live one's later years with absolute imagination and style. To learn more about this episode and others, visit the Official Cinema Sounds & Secrets website! Also visit our Instagram, @cinemasoundspod.

World of Horror
GASLIGHT (1944): Special Edition Quinnisode: Episode 112

World of Horror

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2023 70:58


Q-Balls!This week we looked at the 1944 psychological thriller, GASLIGHT. If you've ever wondered what the supposed origin of the ubiquitous term was, you should check out this movie. It's got a great cast and wonderful cinematography.As per, Q and I have a somewhat lengthy Christina & Quinn chat. If you'd like to jump to the discussion of the film, that starts around minute 19:02.We talked about CITIZEN KANE in Quinnisode 31We talked about SHADOW OF A DOUBT in Quinnisode 14We talked about REBECCA in Quinnisode 86, andWe talked about WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE (which I am sure we will talk a lot more about next time), in Quinnisode 20We talked about the goddess that is Angela Lansbury on Episode 99.Stuff we talked about on the podcast:$500 in 1944 dollars is about $8668 US dollars today.According to The Mayo Clinic "Mental Health Crisis" has largely supplanted the term "Nervous Breakdown". Both refer to depression and or anxiety that prevent the patient from functioning as usual. If you feel you are having a mental health crisis, in the U.S., call or text 988 to reach the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. It's available 24 hours a day, every day. Or use the Lifeline Chat. Services are free and private.The story about Orson Welles & Joseph Cotten From Wikipedia, via Cotten's autobiography, Vanity Will Get You SomewhereOn June 8, 1981, Cotten experienced a heart attack followed by a stroke that affected his brain's speech center. He began years of therapy which in time made it possible for him to speak again. As he began to recover, he and Orson Welles talked on the phone each week for a couple of hours. "He was strong and supportive", Cotten wrote, "and whenever I used the wrong word (which was frequently) he would say, 'That's a much better word, Jo, I'm going to use it.'" He and Welles would meet for lunch and reminisce. When Cotten announced he had written a book, Welles asked for the manuscript and read it that night (Cotten, Joseph (1987). Vanity Will Get You Somewhere. San Francisco: Mercury House. ISBN 0-916515-17-6). Welles died seven years before Cotten's death.Next time on the main show, Mac and I tackle films about possession with THE EXORCIST from the US & THE WAILING from South Korea.Get in touch with us on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, or wherever you listen to pods. You can now subscribe to the show to show your support, and we'd love to hear from you!What's your favorite black & white film? Psychological thriller? Joseph Cotten film?Next time on the Quinnisode, Q and I will discuss HUSH, HUSH, SWEET CHARLOTTE and I will try to talk her into LADY IN A CAGE for the next one.What do you think of our new catchphrase, "We're World Famous in Carolina!" (okay, I edited it for flow)Want to guest with us? Want to generally sing our praises? Have a suggestion for an upcomin Support the showInterstitial Music Works is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/Theme by Charles Michel "Aqui"Interstitial MusicKumiko (edited)Coma-MediaSubscribe to the Podcast for a Special Shoutout!

80s TV Ladies
80s Fashion with Costume Designer Eilish Zebrasky

80s TV Ladies

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2023 68:57


“On Sundays, I couldn't wait for Monday.” – Eilish Zebrasky, Head of Wardrobe for Aaron Spelling.Susan and Sharon get all dressed up and strut their stuff with legendary 80s TV and Film costume designer Eilish Zebrasky. For over 25 years, Eilish Zebrasky was the Costume Department Head for Aaron Spelling Productions, responsible for all the amazing clothes you saw on classic shows like “Murder, She Wrote”, “Dynasty”, “The Love Boat”, “Charlie's Angels”, “Hart to Hart”, “Hotel”, “Fantasy Island”, “Vega$” and “Charmed”.In her five-decade career, Eilish has pretty much seen every major celebrity in Hollywood in their underwear -- and she has personally costumed such stars as Faye Dunaway, Goldie Hawn, Alyssa Milano, Barbara Streisand, Angela Lansbury, Paul Newman, Robert Wagner, Bette Davis, Elizabeth Taylor, Ava Gabor, Jaclyn Smith, Connie Seleca, Shanen Doherty, Rose McGowan, Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett and Joan Collins.From her childhood in Belfast, Ireland – to the glamorous boutiques of Beverly Hills – to Elizabeth Taylor's “Closet of Jewels”, Eilish has seen – and dressed – it all!THE CONVERSATIONWhat's the perfect training for a career as a Hollywood costume designer? Working in a Belfast button-sewing factory!How new boyfriend – and future husband -- Tony helped her get her first gig at Warner Bros. -- on the movie “Camelot”.What happens when a hot, young male star arrives for his fitting -- with no underwear??SAVING BEN VEREEN'S BUTT – How a split pant-seam on the set of “Funny Lady” almost led to disaster, until Eilish (and a used T-shirt) saved the day!How not getting the on-screen credit she deserved led Eilish to leave Warner Bros. – and finally accept the job of Head of Wardrobe for Aaron Spelling Productions!50 FAKE FUR COATS: What do you do when “The Love Boat” goes to Alaska, and all the stars end up freezing?GETTING AWAY WITH “MURDER, SHE WROTE”: How Angela Lansbury grabbed Eilish away from Aaron Spelling – but only for Jessica Fletcher's outfits!Did the stars get to keep their fabulous costumes? No! (But they could buy them -- at half-price!)MISTAKEN IDENTITY: The mystery of the Marvel Universe's other Eilish Zebrasky.Where did Alyssa Milano's Valkarie costume for "Charmed" end up?How approaching your life and work with kindness leads to all good things!So join Susan and Sharon – and Eilish – as they talk “Cuppa and Bicky” with Angela Lansbury, Dynasty “Dress-Up” Parties – and Goldie Hawn's stolen underwear from "Butterflies are Free"!AUDIOGRAPHYBuy second-hand costume creations from your favorite TV shows and movies at “It's a Wrap”.Interview with Eilish Zebrasky at the Costume Designers Guild.Check out “Fifty Fashion Looks That Changed the 1980's” by Paula Reed at ThriftBooks. Listen to SAG-AFTRA President Fran Drescher's Fiery Call to Action strike speech.CONNECTFor transcripts, contact info and more visit 80sTVLadies.com.Don't miss out. Sign up for the 80s TV Ladies mailing list!Please help us make more 8TL. Get ad-free episodes and more on PATREON!This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5585115/advertisement

... Just To Be Nominated
Hollywood actors go on strike, HBO dominates Emmy nominations and a film about RAGBRAI

... Just To Be Nominated

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2023 44:05


Hollywood was largely shut down when screenwriters went on strike, but they are now being joined by members of the Screen Actors Guild with no end in sight.  This strike came just ahead of the release of the latest summer blockbuster, "Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One," which had a big opening globally. But production of next year's "Part Two," like everything else, is now on hold. Also in limbo is the status of the 75th Primetime Emmy Awards, scheduled for Sept. 18. As part of the strike, actors can't do promotional work and likely cannot participate in the show. Regardless, the nominations (full list here) were dominated by HBO heavyweights and "Ted Lasso" from AppleTV+. "Succession" led the way with 27 nominations, "The Last of Us" got 24, "The White Lotus" got 23, 74 total for the three HBO shows. "Ted Lasso" led comedies with 21. Besides the latest "Mission: Impossible" installment, we discuss the upcoming "Barbie" and "Oppenheimer" releases and a documentary that looks at RAGBRAI — the Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa. Read more Two journalists look inside RAGBRAI for a deeper, cinematic story Where to watch "Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One" in theaters "Barbie" in theaters "Oppenheimer" in theaters "Succession" on HBO & Max "The Last of Us" on HBO & Max "The White Lotus" on HBO & Max "Ted Lasso" on AppleTV+ "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" on Amazon Prime Video "Barry" on HBO & Max "The Bear" on Hulu "Shift: The Ragbrai Documentary" from the Des Moines Register About the show Streamed & Screened is a podcast about movies and TV hosted by Bruce Miller, a longtime entertainment reporter who is now the editor of the Sioux City Journal in Iowa and Terry Lipshetz, a senior producer for Lee Enterprises based in Madison, Wisconsin. Episode transcript Note: The following transcript was created by Adobe Premiere and may contain misspellings and other inaccuracies as it was generated automatically: Welcome everyone to another episode of Streamed & Screened an entertainment podcasts about movies and TV from Lee Enterprises. I'm Terry Lipshetz, a senior producer at Lee and co-host of the program with the very well-rested Bruce Miller at Sioux City Journal and longtime entertainment reporter. Bruce, you're on vacation with me. I was I was on vacation and I did not do any vacation things. I did not visit animals in a zoo. I did not ride rides in an amusement park. I was basically cleaning crap in my basement. That's what. I planned. And it's not done. It's not done. And now I'm freaked out because everybody's on strike. And that could mean I don't get interviews. I know I wanted to talk about this because we were already shut down sort of anyway with the writers on strike. But now the screen actors Guild voted to strike. So on one hand, not a whole lot of changes because most production was shut down anyway because of the writers. But now the actors are on strike as well. And they won't talk about product that they have that's out there. Now. Directors will. So you can we might be doing a lot of directors, you might hear me saying, Oh, I'm, I'm tired. The all these great directors, you go, oh, do we care? We don't care. But that could be our new our new world order. I think something's got to come to a head with this. I think we're getting to the point where. Come on, folks, you got to move. Otherwise, we're having nothing. And you can only watch so many game shows and so many reality shows and so many politicians talking before you're ready to just scream. And I think that's where we need to see some movement in this whole thing. And I, you know, I stand behind the actors and the writers. When you look at the kinds of money that they're not making and you hear about $1,000,000,000 salary for somebody who's the head of the studio. Is there something wrong with this picture? I think there is. You know, it's kind of interesting. I read a few things about the strike. One was kind of looking at the last time or one of the last times it really came to a head like this, which was I think it was in the early sixties maybe, and it was tied a bit to those payments, you know, like a movie would was starting to get aired on TV. How would the actors get paid residuals? So that was kind of like the big thing. The last time there was a real, real big strike like this. But now we're getting into a situation where we're looking at things that, like I and I saw in one report, I think it was Rolling Stone. It's almost dystopian in a sense where they wanted to pay someone is an extra and they talk about, you know, everyone gets hung up on like how much Tom Cruise makes, you know, how much this actor makes and that. But the reality is, is that's like a teeny tiny percentage of members of the Screen Actors Guild. And a lot of it are extras, people that just like stand in the background who make maybe $200 a day at at just whatever the going rate is. And what they were looking to do is like, we would scan your image, pay you the $200 fee, but then only that. Yeah, we, we you know, we own that image of you in perpetuity and, you know, we don't need to bring you in. And I, you know, for, for a perspective of the actor, I would be on strike too. There's no way you know that's that's good money and it's connections. It's this is how you meet people you like. You go on a you go on a on on stage. You know, you go on to a set, You meet people, you meet other actors, you meet directors, you meet screenwriters. This is how you get your foot in the door. And you look at some of the legendary, you know, you talk about like Indiana Jones and Harrison Ford, who's been in the business for 60 years. He was for a decade was working like odd jobs. I think he was a carpenter. But he had. These, like little fill in roles. And then he finally broke through with with Star. Well, American Graffiti in that little role. But then Star Wars and Indiana Jones. Yeah. It's it's interesting how I think you need to make $26,000 a year in order to qualify for insurance. And not that many people make $26,000 a year, which is really scary, I think. And, you know, I've never liked the idea that you could scan somebody and then create a performance. I find that just that's abhorrent when you think that they would like to take Marilyn Monroe, scan all the things she ever did, and then have her in new films. Now, this is not happening. And I think that's one of the big problems. Also, we thought streaming was such a great thing. Streaming. They were paying them next to nothing to do these shows. There were people from Orange is the New Black who said, you know, they barely made money and they had to have some other kind of job just to be able to keep that job. This is ridiculous. This shouldn't happen, especially when they're making such huge sums of money out of this. Pick a side. But I really think that the angels are on the side of the actors and the writers at this point. I find it hard to believe. I mean, any time there's a contract negotiation, a strike, and you have, you know, labor up against management, there's obviously they'll come together and meet in the middle somewhere. But it feels like this one, based on some of the issues, could drag on for a while. And it is like I mean, I try to Im a journalist, you're journalist. We try to, you know, stay neutral on things. But I'm having a hard time siding with management on this one. This is a this is a tough one. When you get into like, you know, people are trying to just make ends meet on a on a you know, on a set and try to break through in an industry. We could be duped. I don't know. I'm not saying that we are, but I had never heard that they made this little money. You know, this was not an issue before we got to the strike situation. And so I wonder why people didn't bring that up earlier, especially when they were negotiating with streaming services about because they were all so excited that there was so much content and there were so many opportunities. And then all of a sudden now it's yeah, they didn't pay well. Why is this? Why did this happen? I do know that they look a lot at European Australia in other countries for actors and so I'm sure that there must have been some easier way to get those people to be in films and TV shows than it is to hire Americans. I don't know what the situation was, but you know, you'll always go, Well, wait a minute, they why did they pick an Australian or why is that guy British and he's doing an American accent and it doesn't matter. You want the best actor for the for the situation. But it just seems strange and I just wonder if they don't work cheap. Now, I know in London they have to put together a lot of jobs to be able to make a career out of it. They're not only in like these six episode series. He's they're also on the West End working in plays. They're doing kind of presenter jobs. They're everywhere and they're not just like one movie and done for the year. So you can see that maybe that is a model for the what the U.S. situation's going to be like. I don't know. It's scary though, because I don't want to see game shows all season long. That's what we're going to be facing is a lot of game shows. Yeah. And you know, you look at the big movie that opened this past weekend, which was the latest in the Mission Impossible series, Dead Reckoning. Part one will Dead Reckoning, Part two now is on hiatus because it was still in the middle of production and they had to shut it down. So, you know, we're now at a situation of like, yeah, we don't want game shows, but there's a lot of movies. You know what? What does our summer movie situation for 2024 look like? If this gets extended. We'll look at Colbert where they weren't able to make new films. And so then they kind of stretch things out for a while. These are long dry spells and I don't want to bail out from stuff I liked when we had a lot of card debt, so maybe I'm in the minority there, but a come to a conclusion, make it equitable for everybody and get us our entertainment back. You mentioned Mission Impossible. I went to Mission Impossible 2 hours and 45 minutes. Yeah. Does not need 2 hours and 45 minutes because 2 hours of that is it's stunt work. And yeah, I can I could make a case where we need a best stunt ensemble Oscar because easily you could, you could see what they've done. But what's interesting about that is a lot of the stunts are very similar to ones in Indiana Jones. The latest one, there are bullets running on top of a train. You know, they're both coming to the edge of something. They're in all different kinds of vehicles. There are many, many parallels, like are they looking at each other's own homework and saying, well, we should do that, too, because if they're going to come out with that, we need that. We've got to have that. If Barbie is running on a top of a train this week, when Barbie comes out, I know that there was. There a motorcycle? Yes, maybe you know this, but I read somewhere or saw somewhere years ago that Tom Cruise needs a motorcycle. And every movie he does. He comes to the end. You've seen it probably in the previews. He comes to the edge of a cliff and looks like falling off it. But, you know, and God bless him, he is a hard worker and likes doing that crap. But enough. We don't need all of that. And you can easily see how if he edited it, it'd be a better film. I have. You know, I've always said this, you know, if it's 90 minutes or less than 2 hours, that's a good sign. They need to be able to kind of pull it in. And it used to be they did, because they wanted to get more showings in a day so they'd make more money. Now, if you see two, two screenings of a film in one day, Oh, that's okay. We're all right with that. I don't think so. I'm with you on the length of films, especially to as I've gotten older, it just feels like I, you know, I get that big drink and then it's, you know, two hour, hour and 45. I'm already like, can we wrap this thing up a little bit? I got a great right here. And then how are they going to have extra scenes after the credits? Do I have to sit for that or do I run like a rat? Yeah. Was was there an extra scene at the end of Indiana Jones? I don't. Know, because I had to run like a. Rat. I did too. I blind. I was. I was so quick getting out of car. We'll see what happens. You know, what's interesting is Oppenheimer opens this week as well. Yes. And Christopher Nolan is one who really appreciates the old way of doing things. He doesn't want to use special effects that he can easily do, you know, with stunt people, with locations, with cars. He doesn't want to have some animator making his movie, basically. And he does black and white with this and an IMAX camera. I mean, it's there are things he is doing that are so remarkable that others need to look at instead of trying to see how how high the bar can be. Maybe you should just make something that's a little more artistic. Just talk on here. We'll see what happens. But have you have you been able to see that one yet or are you waiting until this week? Oh, oh, waiting for the Barbie Hammer? Yeah, I'm Barbie Hammer. I'm waiting to see what happens with it. But yeah, so I, I think more need to follow this lead. And I think, you know, we're going to be fine this year for best picture candidates. You have Martin Scorsese, big film coming out that should be a real strong contender. You have Oppenheimer, which is good. You have the going way back air from Ben Affleck. So there are good films this year, but it could be a drought next year if we don't get people back to work. Box office numbers were interesting this past weekend as well. A solid opening for Mission Impossible. 80 million domestic Indiana Jones, only 12 million. Now overall, Indiana Jones is at 300 million worldwide, just over 300 million worldwide. So it's today. But it the numbers I saw Disney reported, I think 295 million to make it. But there's some estimates that have made it may have actually been closer to 400, you know, with the promotional stuff. So it's still like it either just made back its money or maybe has another hundred million to go. But it will, I'm guessing it'll it'll get there at the end. But, you know, it was a solid week for Mission Impossible. That's already at 235 worldwide. So it's a really strong opening overseas. Do you see that one continuing on and and really bringing in, you know, is that going to be a top five? Oh, yeah. It's Top Gun. It's this year's top gun, Italy is that they make the most money. I think it'll be interesting to see Barbie I think will run away with it or the week because there's enough talk about Barbie and it got good reviews to begin with. Oppenheimer is a little more a acquired taste. And you're not going to get the kids at that. Well, you're not going to have that big repeat business, but I don't think they're looking for it any way. So I think mission could probably be still number one. Barbie could be a strong number two. Yeah, Barbie. To me, Barbie could end up as a runaway hit also, because you're going to get the kids are going to want to see it. But it's that type of movie where the and I told my I told my wife and daughters like, you want to go see it, I'm coming with you. Don't don't run out in the middle of the day without rad. Yeah. That's this is what But I think it has a better message. And they say that Ken steals the film. So you feel sorry for Ken because Ken is kind of also in the cast, if you will, And he kind of pleads his case in the course of this. So I think, yeah, I'm I'm I'm leery of the two ones. I'm waiting for Barbie because I know I, I want to see IMAX version of Oppenheimer. Yeah. And I won't see it the first week. Have you seen the reels, the IMAX reels? It's been they've been popping up on like tik-tok and stuff. Instagram, it's like 11 miles of film. Were there to create an extender on the reels just to hold it just for this movie. Wow. But I missed those days. I really miss exhibition. Exhibition was a big thing back in the day where you had Do you remember Cinerama? Was that ever anything in your your. Oh, okay. These were it was three screens and they were synched so that they all it created one kind of curved picture and they were not theaters that showed other kinds of films. It was basically you went for Cinerama how the West was what you would see it kind of going across the screen, the wagon train, Grand Prix. It was a car race. And so you see that wishing bye. So it was very kind of different and those things were long run. You would go, it was like going to a theme park and you would go, and in my day you had to dress up and they didn't have popcorn and they didn't have soft drinks. They would have like an orange juice or some wine made or something like that. It was very much like going to the theater. And you felt very special when you were at these kinds of things. But it was a different kind of world where the seats were great. There was an overture that started the whole thing, and I think we're missing that. I think that would be really cool to have that kind of buildup for. I know. I think they need to go back to that and look at that. But yeah, Cinerama was an interesting experiment and it was during that time they were trying a whole bunch of different kinds of visual tricks. And then more recently when they did Censor Round, which was where you sound all around you and you felt like, you know, an earthquake was a big one to try it where you actually felt like there was an earthquake in the theater. So I think that's where the future lies more than is. You need to look at how you make the experience special. I don't know that you'll get rid of popcorn, but I do think that you will. You can make it just a little higher. And that or one of the things is when we got the good seats, you know, those. The recliner seats. Yep. That's a nice little that's a nice little touch. I do remember being at a theater once where they gave you a blanket and this is big. You guys bring blankets to the theater? No, my. Well, my wife and kids, they always pack a sweatshirt or something with. Their classic bring you blankets. Well, at this theater, it was in Pasadena. You were given a blanket. And then they had a table where they would wait on you like it was a restaurant. They would have heated seats. It was like it was like better than your house and somebody was waiting on you, which is even I mean, tater tots in your movie. You didn't care how bad the movie was. You were being taken care of. So I think that is the the one area where they can they can sharpen it up a bit. They heard the the AMC theater that is literally within walking distance of my house. I mean, it's just it's a mile from from where I live. So it's it's super convenient but it's it's about 20 years out of date and it doesn't have all those fancy amenities. And it really could use an overhaul. But we're in that area of the state where, you know, if you just go to Madison or you decide to go on a walkie, you can have that stuff. So it's almost like, you know, well, will AMC keep this one moving along or do I just have to be happy with it, you know, until they decide to shutter it or whatever? Because it's just I don't think the foot traffic is there to support even the fancy recliners. We went my wife and I went to a movie, probably going on ten years now when we were living in Appleton, Wisconsin. It was a really small theater. They were showing. It wasn't quite bargain movies, but it was kind of in between. It was in that in-between stage of like first run and then bargain basement and they had tables set up in front of you. And right before the movie started, you'd put in your food order and then like 20 minutes into the film, you would start getting your burgers or chicken fingers or whatever, and you got full service. They had beer and so made and everything. Thanks. Yeah, yeah. So it was that was an interesting concept. But, you know, that was it was kind of a small theater. The screen wasn't huge, so you wouldn't go there to get blown away. It's just more of a different experience, I guess. I remember when we had drive in theaters, you got real dinner food, if you will. You know, there would be a dog or something, you know, I have or whatever it was. And we always had that was like, Oh my God, this is so great. And all it was was where you could spill on the car and you'll risk the wrath of Dad because we're not spilling in the car, so you're not getting on it. But yeah, we have it. We have a drive through not far from us. We took the kids a couple of years ago to see the remake that that live action Lion King. It was fun. It was fun to sit out there. But, you know, I was just like, please, may the batteries still start. When we started the car. I would worry. About yet because you know, the old ones and well this is the soundtrack all right. You think what did they say? They need to close caption these suckers because I don't understand what they're saying at the time. But it was you got out of the house, you know, and I remember, too, that it was car night where you would get as many people as you could get in the car for $1. Mm. And, you know, it was like they were, they were coming lately or clowns at a circus, the cars would be filled and then they would all sit on the wheel after they got in the, in the drive in theater. So you know, who knows where, where the future lies. But I think it's an exhibition. Yeah. Yeah. That's an interesting point especially is is home theater experiences continue to explode with streaming. And speaking of streaming, Emmy nominations came out last week. Now, okay, here's the thing that I think is wrong with the Emmy nominations there. There is a category where there are two shows represented, White Lotus and Succession, and they just over dominate in some of these categories. I think some of the other shows are not even considered. You know, they'll all watch succession, for example, because it's a buzzy show and then they just start picking the people and putting them in there. And I'm not saying they're not worthy, but. Right. You think what the you know, how many thousands of hours of content there couldn't be more. So I was shocked by that. I, I do think that we're going to see maybe some surprises in the comedy categories. For example, several shows are quitting. Yeah. It's who gets the last damn eight, you know, on the way out. And I it'll be interesting to see if they'll if they're going to reward a new show in that category. The bear is nominated for best comedy you still as other times this is Maysles going out. Ed Lasso's going out Yeah. Supposedly is going out. So, you know, how do you split that boat? I don't know how it's going to be. And then you have ones that aren't even in the mix because they didn't have episodes this year, like Hacks. So we'll see what that all brings. But I wouldn't doubt that something like The Bear couldn't slip in there and win it. As a sports fan, right? Sometimes you'll see in baseball a team will have a really good player, but or they'll have to really good players. And then there's a third guy. So as a mets fan, in 1988, Darryl Strawberry had a really good half of the season. Kevin McReynolds had a really good half of the season, and then Kirk Gibson for the Dodgers had a really solid, like start to finish, right. You know, so you ended up having two guys from the Mets effectively split the vote with voters and then Kirk Gibson comes out on top. So I sometimes wonder, too, you know, you've got shows, Ted Lasso, Barry Marvelous. Mrs. Maisel. So if you start splitting that vote because people are getting nostalgic, it's like, Oh, I want to give it to Barry, I want to give it to Mrs. Marzel, then yeah, all of a sudden the bear shows up and can slip in there. You know, I had ones where I have said to people, I think you should win, I think are really good. And they say they're not pushing me. So that means that the studio or the producers of this show may have one in mind and they'll give them more of a publicity campaign then somebody else. And then who knows what the Emmys are going to be like if the strikes are still going on. Do they hand them out or do they wait? Do they? Right. Did they delay the program until February or something? You know, in get it out of get it out of the fall? You know, interesting point I think you made with the number of actors, too. And you look at so many of these shows now like the White Lotus, like succession, like Ted Lasso, these are ensemble casts. How do you pick? You know, I can understand with some shows you're like, this is clearly the best actor nominee. This is clearly the best actress nominee. These couple characters, you know, like what Cheers. Like you would always Ted Danson is the best actor nominee. No, no disputing that. Or or Kirstie Alley is the best actress. And then you might go to a norm or somebody else's as a supporting. But when you have the White Lotus, which is an ensemble show, how do you even differentiate who it is or succession? You know, a lot of times if you look back in the history of some of these shows, they don't have enough screen time to really merit the nomination, but they get the nomination and so they've got to hope that their producers write an episode for them that kind of is built around their character. So they have enough to show off. And it's not like, Oh, what happened here? Hill Street Blues was notorious for giving them little kind of moments, but not enough moments to add up to a big you know, win. Daniel to bond. He always won because he was the lead. And you could tell he was the lead. L.A. Law another example of, you know, I supporting person could win e r a supporting person could win, but not necessarily somebody who is in a better category because they didn't have the scenes that add up to whatever somebody else could do. Or if it's something that is very common, like or Angela Lansbury never won, she was nominated like 13 times for murder. She wrote Never Won. Well, she was facilitating a story for everybody else. And she was kind of the glue, not necessarily the one who went crazy and was the murderer. So she, you know, as a result, probably not going to win. My take on the Emmys, too, in this kind of goes back to my own streaming habits and subscription habits. Now, we've talked about like with Apple TV Plus I kind of come and go from that. You know, I'll I got through Ted Lasso. I got through a couple of other shows like For All Mankind. I got caught up on that. I'm probably going to check out a couple of other shows, but then I'm going to turn it off for six months and then I'll wave it again. And there's a couple other ones now, like with Hulu, I would probably drop that one periodically, except for it's, it's bundled together with with my Disney Plus. So it's like I have a deal. So it's not. And then with Netflix there's there's enough things on there to kind of keep me plus the kids really like Netflix so I guess I'm always going to keep Netflix but it's it's even on the fringe for me where I might shut that one down for three months and then come back for it and just save a few bucks here and there. But pound for pound, you cannot take my HBO away from me. And I think the Emmy nominations, it was like 75, 74 nominations between succession, leading everything in the White Lotus, not far behind the Last of US, Not far behind. I mean, there's nothing that HBO for me can't do, right? I mean, there's no reason if you if all I could take was one, I would just go with HBO all the time. I am a big EPICS fan, and then they've kind of muddied the waters by doing Fox on Hulu. So you're not really sure where their home is, but they make great content and they've got good stuff coming up for the next year, so we don't have to worry that all they're going to be out of the water. But like one of my favorites is reservation dogs. That's going after the end of this next season. Fargo has a new addition. That'll be this year. Those are Epix products, but are they Epix on Hulu? So really, it's a Hulu thing, who knows? But HBO pound for pound if they don't mess around with Max Brown has a lot of good stuff. That's the only thing that worries me a little bit. I mean, I've I've been an HBO subscriber either through traditional cable and then they kind of went to that HBO Now thing and then they went to HBO, Max and now it's just Max. I mean, I'm going to keep paying for it, but is as long as they keep these programs going, as long as there is some sort of Game of Thrones spin off or a nice, you know, dramatic comedy like a white Lotus, a dark kind of show like that for the wife and I to watch those types of things. As long as they keep bringing those in, it feels like, you know, one show goes off the air and then there's something else waiting for me. But as soon as that stops, you know, yeah, they're going to lose me for sure. Isn't it funny how you're voting with your pocketbook? It is. And look at how Disney Plus got a big bump when they did Hamilton. You know, people do see Hamilton. They threw it on there. That got a huge number of subscribe for them. And now they're kind of hurting. They're wondering, what do we do? We don't have that kind of content. We'll see what see what happens with that. Absolutely. I've got a movie that's opening here in Iowa. Yes. And it's timed. And if you've never heard of it, it's called RAGBRAI Register's annual. Great. Great bicycle ride across Iowa. I think that's what. I think it is. Yeah. It's a it's a 50th year where they they start at one end of the state and then they they bike across the state for a week and it's hotter than hell. Usually when they do it a lot of little towns get involved in all of this. It's a fascinating kind of social experiment. But it for most people in the state of Iowa, it looks like it's just a big rolling party is what it amounts to. Well, they've made a documentary called Shift, and it's about four groups or four, I want to say four people, But they're like in Kabul, there's two people or there's two people in another and three, you know, But it's four separate stories basically, that are pulled together. That happened during the course of last year's RAGBRAI. And I had a chance to talk to the directors and how they did this and what they chose and how they were making their decisions because you don't have a chance at a second shot. You have to do it all during that week. If you don't get everything shot during that week, not going to happen. And so I had a chance to talk to the directors, Courtney Crowder and Kelsey Kramer, and I think we've got an excerpt from that interview. If you care to listen, tell me about the project. When did you begin it? Why did you begin it? Was it all time to be with the 50th? Tell me all that kind of stuff. So it was when I mean, it was in the pandemic. So like 2020? Yeah. So I texted Courtney and said, Hey, I want to make this documentary and I want it to be really good, so help me. And we ended up we were going to meet at Starbucks, but all the tables were closed because it was the pandemic. So we went to a park shelter and like sat down and spent like several hours just like talking it through and making a plan. And so we did. We knew we wanted it to be time to the 50th, just as like, you know, that was our news, Peg. So when we talked it there, we knew, you know, that we wanted it to be more than just sort of like a historical retelling of RAGBRAI. We knew it wanted. We knew that we wanted it to be about, you know, people. We wanted it to connect with more than just people who are interested in RAGBRAI. We wanted it to be bigger than that. And so we, you know, plotted all of that out at our first meeting, you know, Mid-Pandemic And then really like going on it in earnest the January before the 49th ride. So last January. And then going from there. So how did you pick the people that you'd focus on? Was that like just spur of the moment or was it something that you, you know, we knew these ones would be good. That was our biggest that was our biggest concern going forward is obviously the story had to have the subjects that really propelled it forward. And so as the main sort of producer of the story side, I took that on and started in that January reaching out in every humanly possible. So talking to people who had done RAGBRAI a lot, talking to people on our staff, just sort of reaching out and saying, what are the big stories? What are the things that you've covered in the past that might be good for us to look at? Looking at some of the submissions that people had put on social media about their own stories, I ended up doing more than a dozen phone interviews, which became a little bit fewer, probably a dozen video interviews, and then we ended up with about seven storylines that we actually followed and four that end up in the film. Well, and then have you guys been on a break right before? Have you done the whole thing, or was this like, Oh, wow. I mean, we've both covered RAGBRAI, so I've worked at the Register for ten years and have covered RAGBRAI every year. So like some of the stuff that we include in the documentary are like people we knew about because we are very much involved in RAGBRAI, like the registered side of RAGBRAI coverage. Like, I also have always been a part of the route announcement. Like I've sort of been a big part of planning the Register's coverage of that. So we've we're very involved in it. Yeah, Yeah. So it wasn't a surprise for us. But then on the on a day to day basis, how do you know who to who to track or do you have other people who are going to do all that. And so you make sure you get something from each of them every day or what? Yeah. So we had a team of ten people on the ride, seven videographers and three producers and a lot of it's it's one of those things where it's like plan as much as you can and then throw away the plan, right? So Kelsey and I sat down in the weeks before talking about which which videographer might match with which subject best, like they might have similar life experiences plotting out what days we'd like to do things. And then every day we'd look at that again, right? So we sent them out a week's plan. Then every night we'd say, You know what's coming up the next day? What's coming up the next day? So we were following those seven storylines and then getting beauty shots of Iowa and that kind of stuff. But we were not deviating. We knew those were our story lines. So how. We. Don't freak out our you during all of that is like, Oh my God, we do we have anything new day. I don't know if we have anything today. This could be bad. I feel like it. I mean, Courtney and I really I feel like we really knew what we wanted to capture because we had also spent time with some of the main the main people that ended up in the documentary. We had spent time with all of them before the ride, so we sort of knew like what days were were end, what moments were important, and we had kind of an idea of how their week was going to go. And so I felt like we sort of knew when we needed to be like where we needed to be. And I think we really hit those marks pretty well. Then there was some adjusting, had one photographer ride the whole ride and he bounced around with different different characters. So he spent time with sort of all of our main people. We had one photographer who Courtney got a bike part of the way through. We realized that it made sense to be on a bike with someone. So we, like Courtney, found a bike. We got another photographer on a bike. And I think that's where having a partnership really came into play, because I feel like any time I was reaching that peak anxiety, I could turn to Kelsey and she could call down. And same thing for her, right? I mean, it was a lot. You have you have eight days to get what you need for a movie. And so I'm not going to pretend like that wasn't an anxiety inducing. It was, but it was like, stick to the plan, be flexible and just go, go, go, go. Were you talking to each other on the phone all the time saying, Oh, this is what I found, Oh, this is great. Oh, we got to do this? Or was it like, Well, wait till the end? No, we had texts going, you know, add you can you're in the middle of nowhere in RAGBRAI. So we had texts going all day long, and then every night at five we had this meeting with everybody from our team. You were expected to be there even if you had to go back out and cover stuff at night, you're expected to be there. So that's kind of how we coordinated on the ride. So we talked through every day. We talked about what everyone filmed. So we had an idea every day what everyone had. And then we also had with a we had some extra help. So one of the people who was helping us was a woman named Kathy. And I'm not even going to try to pronounce her last name, but she is the photo editor for the Detroit Free Press. So a part of going back came and helped us. And she was like looking at footage and she was she was out writing and she was like helping us as a producer. She was looking at people spotted and she was sort of helping guides with visual instruction too. And so every day, like all the photographers had a hard drive that they turned in and all the footage got backed up on a hard drive and then people got their hard drives back. And so we were sort of keeping tabs all week. Yeah. Or there were tragedies then where you go, Oh my God, we didn't get it, or I forgot to turn the camera on or anything like that. No, And I think that's a really good point, though. Bruce is like one thing that I learned being a print reporter is the importance of being there. And I think for me that was the key takeaway is if you're making a documentary, if you're doing something on film and it sounds so simple, but it's really not, you have to be there. So even as much as we knew the times that things were going to happen, we really tried to embed with these people because life happens when you're not looking right. Life happens in those small moments. And we just tried to be with them as much as possible because we can't recreate it, at least in our form of our documentary. We don't have animations. This is all things happening in the time that they happened. And so then the documentary is based on what we experience. Yeah, it's we. So it's sort of like we had an idea of what was important, everyone's storyline. And then we sort of took stock of what we had and that was how we determined what was in the documentary. So at the end then, what did you say to each other when it was done? I'm not the documentary being done, but when RAGBRAI was done, did you go, Did we get everything or do we have everything? Do we need something more or do you just kind of sigh and say, Well, let's see what we've got and go from there? You know, I wish I was not so tired and anxious, but 100%, you know, I mean, driving back from Lansing to Des Moines, that's a four hour car trip to think about. Did we get it all? So I was I was definitely a little nervous. But honestly, it was for me, a feeling of euphoria because at the time, Deb, we were there with our characters and we had been apart because we were with them, embedded with them. We'd been a part of their journey and their story. So for me it's like, yes, Director Courtney was, was worried and thinking about, you know, immediately making meetings for Monday. But Courtney was experiencing it with these people, understood that they were overcoming and they were celebrating. And I was excited to be a part of that. You know, I it felt like we got it. Like I felt like I felt like in the stuff that we because we were interviewing everybody as they arrived, like as they were in line to go to the tired it and the stuff that we were talking about in those interviews was like, Holy shit. Like, we are going to have a good documentary like we just like, yeah, we just like captured something really powerful and that I absolutely felt that when we got to the end, like, oh, like, oh, this is going to be good? Yeah. All right, Bruce, thanks for that interview. Interesting. It sounds like an interesting concept. I'm always into kind of these documentaries on Netflix that look at unusual endurance types, things like climbing mountains and surfing. And so even though it is kind of a very regional thing, I think this is a movie that might resonate with me as well. Would you do it or would you actually go on a bike ride across the state when it's 100 and some degrees? Yeah, I'm not sure I will. I mean, when I was a little bit younger, I did a lot of biking. I did a 25 mile bike ride one time as part of a group in Milwaukee, and I used to bike regularly, like 10 to 15 miles, just, you know, kind of in the neighborhood type of thing. I don't know if I could do that. That length and that amount of heat in the summer, that would be a little bit about it. It was like 50 some miles a day. And then you party for the rest of the day and then you get up the next day and do another 50 miles and party that night. That's a lot. It is. I've known a few people that have done RAGBRAI and including one individual who, if you looked at them, probably, you know, you're like, really? You know, because he was much older, not in the best of shape, but he did it. And I mean, because he biked regularly. So he had the he had the endurance to it to do it and he enjoyed it. But yeah, I've been to Iowa in July and August and. Michael, it's October, but I'll stay in the support wagon and, you know, in the air conditioning. Thank you very much and I'll meet you when we get to the small town And I have the piece of pie too, but I won't even had to ride at all. I couldn't. I am no good at writing. Bye. I fall over right away. I have no sense of balance, you know? So it's not my way. When somebody says to you. It's just. It's just like riding a bike, you know. That's not then it's very difficult. It's like riding a bike. I can't do it. Not coming up. So before we wrap, when are these strikes ending? Do we want to do we want to try to put this one out? I honestly at this point, I'm going to go November. Or you go that far. I don't think it'll be that far. No. No. I think something's got to give. I think they're going to get really antsy around the Emmy Awards in September. Okay. And that will get them to think, well, we lost all the free publicity on this. Let's wrap it up. Let's try and do something, I think, before Halloween. Interesting. I the only reason I'm going out to November is I think there's enough besides these horrible game shows and other unscripted, you know, actor free programs out there. The only thing else that's kind of hanging on is we will have the start of the NFL season. We will have college football, we will have the World Series and baseball. We will have the return of things like the NBA and the NHL. I think there's enough sporting events where these distributors and and other studios and stuff to have something there. But come November, people are going to freak out because they're like, well, college football's ending and then bowl season is going to be gone. We need to get people back to work so we can start getting things ready for the start of the new year. So that's kind of where I'm going with like early November. But that's yeah, we'll see what happens. Hopefully you're right. Yeah, I want it sooner. I think I'm ready for tomorrow. Well, we'll see what happens. All right. Sounds good. All right. Well, thank you all for listening to the latest episode of Streams and Screened. And we'll be back next week with Barbie.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Let's Get Ready Network
Angela Lansbury Saved Her Kids From Charles Manson? | Entertainment News Break | LGRN

Let's Get Ready Network

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2023 5:49


Justin heard a story about the late Angela Lansbury and he wanted to share it and his thoughts on it with everyone. Let's Get Ready Network is the place for coverage of all the things you love. On LGRN - Entertainment, we discuss, review, and react to movies, TV, video games, pop culture, and more. YOUR HOSTS FOR THIS EPISODE ►Justin Hamilton http://www.twitter.com/hambone77us

RAGE Works Network-All Shows
Trek Untold-Episode 142 | Michael Krawic

RAGE Works Network-All Shows

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 17, 2023 77:42


Michael Krawic appeared three times in the franchise. His first appearance was in the DS9 episode "The Maquis, Part 1" as William Patrick Samuels, a member of this terrorist group who ultimately lost his life in a Cardassian prison cell. He followed that up as a Catian alien in the VOY episode "Day of Honor" under heavy makeup. Lastly, his most memorable role was in the second season "Enterprise" episode "Carbon Creek" as one of the stranded Vulcans, Stron.  Now living primarily in Thailand, Krawic regales us with behind-the-scenes stories from these episodes, including what it was like working with Jolene Blalock and J. Paul Boehmer as Vulcans, wearing Catian makeup, and being part of the Maquis' DS9 debut. Plus, Chuck Norris stories from the set of "Walker, Texas Ranger," working with Angela Lansbury in "Murder, She Wrote," his wacky role in "In Living Color," and more! Please subscribe to our brand new YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/@trekuntold . There you will see all the old episodes of this show, as well as new episodes and all of our other content, including shorts and some other fun things planned for the future. Visit my Amazon shop to check out tons of Trek products and other things I enjoy - https://www.amazon.com/shop/thefightnerd View the Teespring store for Trek Untold gear & apparel - https://my-store-9204078.creator-spring.com Support Trek Untold by becoming a Patreon at Patreon.com/TrekUntold. Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast and leave a rating if you like us! Follow Trek Untold on Social Media Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/trekuntoldTwitter: https://www.twitter.com/trekuntoldFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/trekuntold Follow Nerd News Today on Social Media Twitter:  Twitter.com/NerdNews2Day Instagram: Instagram.com/NerdNewsToday Facebook: Facebook.com/NerdNewsToday Trek Untold is sponsored by Treksphere.com, powered by the RAGE Works Podcast Network, and affiliated with Nerd News Today.   The views expressed on air during Trek Untold do not represent the views of the RAGE Works staff, partners, or affiliates. 

Trek Untold: The Star Trek Podcast That Goes Beyond The Stars!
MIchael Krawic Revisits "Carbon Creek"

Trek Untold: The Star Trek Podcast That Goes Beyond The Stars!

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2023 77:42


Michael Krawic appeared three times in the franchise. His first appearance was in the DS9 episode "The Maquis, Part 1" as William Patrick Samuels, a member of this terrorist group who ultimately lost his life in a Cardassian prison cell. He followed that up as a Catian alien in the VOY episode "Day of Honor" under heavy makeup. Lastly, his most memorable role was in the second season "Enterprise" episode "Carbon Creek" as one of the stranded Vulcans, Stron.  Now living primarily in Thailand, Krawic regales us with behind-the-scenes stories from these episodes, including what it was like working with Jolene Blalock and J. Paul Boehmer as Vulcans, wearing the Catian makeup, and being part of the Maquis' DS9 debut. Plus, Chuck Norris stories from the set of "Walker, Texas Ranger," working with Angela Lansbury in "Murder, She Wrote," his wacky role from "In Living Color," and more! Please subscribe to our brand new YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/@trekuntold . There you will see all the old episodes of this show, as well as new episodes and all of our other content, including shorts and some other fun things planned for the future. Visit my Amazon shop to check out tons of Trek products and other things I enjoy - https://www.amazon.com/shop/thefightnerd View the Teespring store for Trek Untold gear & apparel - https://my-store-9204078.creator-spring.com Support Trek Untold by becoming a Patreon at Patreon.com/TrekUntold. Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast and leave a rating if you like us! Follow Trek Untold on Social Media Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/trekuntoldTwitter: https://www.twitter.com/trekuntoldFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/trekuntold Follow Nerd News Today on Social Media Twitter: Twitter.com/NerdNews2DayInstagram: Instagram.com/NerdNewsTodayFacebook: Facebook.com/NerdNewsToday Trek Untold is sponsored by Treksphere.com, powered by the RAGE Works Podcast Network, and affiliated with Nerd News Today.

The Best in Mystery, Romance and Historicals
Mark Brandi – Aussie Noir

The Best in Mystery, Romance and Historicals

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2023 42:56


Mark Brandi is an award-winning crime novelist whose fifth book. Southern Aurora - as one reviewer noted, “takes hold of your heart. Breaks it a little, as well as fills it with childlike hope and compassion.” Hi there. I'm your host, Jenny Wheeler. And on Binge Reading today, author Mark Brandi talks about how his own experience as an Italian-born Australian has attracted him to write stories about young boys coming of age in hard times, Like Jimmy his lead in Southern Aurora, a character who as one critic said was “impossible not to fall in love with. There's a Mark Twain innocence and inner wisdom to Jimmy one far beyond most adults as he skirts his underprivileged life, seeking meaning and dreaming of a larger existence.” That's coming up with Mark in a moment or two Links mentioned in this episode Wimmera, Mark's award-winning debut novel: https://www.hachette.com.au/mark-brandi/wimmera-the-bestselling-australian-debut-from-the-crime-writers-association-dagger-winner The Rip: https://www.hachette.com.au/mark-brandi/the-rip-from-the-award-winning-author-of-wimmera The Others: https://www.hachette.com.au/mark-brandi/the-others Jane Harper's The Dry:  https://janeharper.com.au/ Willy Vlautin: https://www.willyvlautin.com/ Sofie Laguna:  http://sofielaguna.com/ Tony Birch:  https://www.harpercollins.com/blogs/authors/tony-birch-202213710733 The Overland train: https://www.journeybeyondrail.com.au/journeys/overland/ Mark's Writing teacher: Ania Walwicz: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ania_Walwicz The Southern Aurora: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_Aurora ‘Grief Invites This Kind Of Magical Thinking.” https://www.theage.com.au/culture/books/mark-brandi-grief-invites-this-kind-of-magical-thinking-20211109-p597eo.html The Anniversary, Stephanie Bishop:  https://www.amazon.com/Anniversary-Stephanie-Bishop/dp/0802161677 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Ken Kesey: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_Flew_Over_the_Cuckoo%27s_Nest_(novel) Where to find Mark Brandi online Website: www.markbrandi.com Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/markbrandiwriter/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mb_randi/ Twitter: @mb_randi/ Ultimate Murder She Wrote Booksweeps Draw For our giveaway this week, we've got the BookSweeps, Ultimate Murder She Wrote Swag Pack and Book Basket Draw. For mystery fans, what a prize! $550 worth in full value. A library of mysteries and Murder She Wrote Swag, including an adorable Angela Lansbury t-shirt and tote bag. Included is my Of Gold & Blood Book Bundle 2 - a full length historical mystery - Poisoned Legacy - and a New York Christmas novella, Tangled Destiny. Enter the draw in the show notes for this episode on the website, the joys of binge reading.com. enter ultimate murder she wrote draw https://www.booksweeps.com/giveaway/july2023-win-the-ultimate-murder-she-wrote/ And remember if you enjoy the show, leave us a review, so others will find us too.  Word of mouth is the best way for others to discover the show and great books they will love to read. Introducing award winning author Mark Brandi Australian literary crime author Mark Brandi Jenny Wheeler: But now here's Mark. Hello there, Mark, and welcome to the show. It's great to have you with us. Mark Brandi: Hi, Jenny. It's great to be with you. Thanks for inviting me on. Jenny Wheeler: Southern Aurora is the book we're talking about particularly today. It's your fifth novel, but it's set in similar locations to the first books that you've written. They're all small town, rural Australia, with characters who generally live on the wrong side of town. They're seen as literary crime novels. That's how they're defined. But the crime aspect in Southern Aurora is slightly downplayed. It's more of a coming of age novel. Would you agree with that? Mark Brandi: Yes, I think that's a fair assessment. Jenny.

Christmas Movies Actually
Episode 88: Mrs. Santa Claus (feat. B.L. Panther)

Christmas Movies Actually

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2023 101:03


Kerry and Collin are joined by film critic B.L. Panther to talk about the 1996 made-for-TV musical "Mrs. Santa Claus," starring Angela Lansbury, Charles Durning and Michael Jeter. How did this end up being the perfect film to talk about the week of Independence Day? How is Santa magic used (or not used) in 1910 America? Finally, is it so hard for commercial-based streaming services to put their commercial breaks in where they are actually supposed to go in a made-for-TV movie? All this, plus many titles--old and new--covered on he Blu-ray Gift Exchange.  Blu-ray movies covered: NEON: "Enys Men" "Bait" "The Quiet Girl" Music Box Films: "Rodeo" "Please Baby Please" Criterion: "Time Bandits" + "Rules of the Game" & "Red River" Warner Bros. "Evil Dead Rise" "National Lampoon's Vacation" Warner Archive: "The Damned Don't Cry" "Angel Face" "The Old Man and the Sea" "Dangerous When Wet" "Caged!" Kino: "Tales From the Gimli Hospital" "A Zed and Two Naughts / The Fall" "Draughtman's Contract" "Anna May Wong" Collection  

The Front Row Network
Classics-The Manchurian Candidate

The Front Row Network

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2023 61:23


It's July 4th and Front Row Classics is taking a not-so-nice look at American government & politics. 1962's The Manchurian Candidate was an oddity when it was released. Yet, the ensuing decades have proven it to be eerily relevant and timeless. Ryan Lootens and Steve Sykes join Brandon to break down the political thriller. The hosts cover the unforgettable performances of Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey and Angela Lansbury. Lansbury's performance remains of the most menacing and diabolical portrayals in film history. We also cover topics such as the film's expert direction by John Frankenheimer, the many theories regarding Janet Leigh's character and the 2004 remake.

The Fan Morning Show
Will Scott Boras cause the Pirates to go off the board, Sean Gentille on Erik Karlsson

The Fan Morning Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2023 40:17


The Pirates might go off the board for their first draft pick. Is Dylan Crews out of the picture? What would it say about the Pirates if Scott Boras deters them? Chris is getting nervous about the Pirates draft - a caller weighs in. Why is Boras even a factor in this decision? Sean Gentille talks music, his wild segment with Starkey yesterday, the best moves the Pens made under Dubas - Graves and Smith, some free agents might not want to come to Pittsburgh anymore, percent chance on Karlsson coming to Pittsburgh, his fondness for Angela Lansbury. Best beverages and games for the Fourth

The Fan Morning Show
Sean Gentille on the best moves the Penguins have made, odds Erik Karlsson comes to Pittsburgh

The Fan Morning Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2023 18:35


Sean Gentille talks music, his wild segment with Starkey yesterday, the best moves the Pens made under Dubas - Graves and Smith, some free agents might not want to come to Pittsburgh anymore, percent chance on Karlsson coming to Pittsburgh, his fondness for Angela Lansbury.

Reel Deep Dive
Harvey Girls (1946)

Reel Deep Dive

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2023 40:31


Originally developed as a dramedy for Clark Gable, the success of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma! compelled MGM to retool Harvey Girls as a musical romcom for Judy Garland. Boasting massive sets, lavish costumes, a saturated technicolor palette, and several elaborate song and dance numbers, Harvey Girls used all that frippery to tell a story about the wild west being tamed by the waitresses of a fast food restaurant. It was received with moderate critical praise, a healthy box office, and an Academy Award for its hit song "On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe". The text of Harvey Girls is featherweight by design, but its premise inevitably gives the movie a great deal of weighty subtext. Ryan is joined by Sylvan and Cheryl for a discussion of this oddly-constructed ode of nostalgic Western mythmaking. The thematic topics brought up in the conversation include Manifest Destiny, what brought about the commercial decline of Western filmmaking, what Harvey Girls says about the role of women in "proper society", and the arbitrary double standards applied to leading actors in Golden Age Hollywood. One thing that kept popping up in the dialogue is how Harvey Girls blew many opportunities and missed a number of easy lay-ups (how do you bring Judy Garland and Ray Bolger onto a set together and then choose to have them NEVER interact in the final cut of the movie?) Also, Sylvan and Cheryl repeatedly express discomfort at Angela Lansbury being cast as the hardened administrator of the local bordello. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ryan-valentine3/support

RAGE Works Network-All Shows
Trek Untold-Episode 139 | Bill Blair

RAGE Works Network-All Shows

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2023 76:11


Bill Blair: More Alien Than Human Bill Blair is the Guinness World Record Holder for most special effect makeup characters portrayed in a career. With over 200 roles under heavy prosthetics, including dozens in Star Trek DS9, Voyager, and Enterprise, Bill's face is hardly recognizable for the amount of work he's put in on-camera. Bill talks about growing up in a small town and finding his way into Hollywood, cutting his teeth in commercials along the way. We discuss his time in the first "Robocop," working on "Diagnosis Murder" and with Angela Lansbury in "Murder, She Wrote," his audition for "Star Trek: First Contact" and why he ultimately had to turn down the role, how he got into acting with prosthetics and transforming into countless aliens in the Star Trek universe as well as "Babylon 5", stories about Michael Westmore, and amazing tips and techniques, he learned along the way to be a better performer under heavy makeup plus, how to play dead on-screen, and the advice he received from Robin Williams that he never forgot. Please subscribe to our brand new YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/@trekuntold . There you will see all the old episodes of this show, as well as new episodes and all of our other content, including shorts and some other fun things planned for the future. Visit my Amazon shop to check out tons of Trek products and other things I enjoy - https://www.amazon.com/shop/thefightnerd View the Teespring store for Trek Untold gear & apparel - https://my-store-9204078.creator-spring.com Support Trek Untold by becoming a Patreon at Patreon.com/TrekUntold. Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast and leave a rating if you like us! Follow Trek Untold on Social Media Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/trekuntoldTwitter: https://www.twitter.com/trekuntoldFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/trekuntold Follow Nerd News Today on Social Media Twitter:  Twitter.com/NerdNews2Day Instagram: Instagram.com/NerdNewsToday Facebook: Facebook.com/NerdNewsToday Trek Untold is sponsored by Treksphere.com, powered by the RAGE Works Podcast Network, and affiliated with Nerd News Today.   The views expressed on air during Trek Untold do not represent the views of the RAGE Works staff, partners, or affiliates. 

Trek Untold: The Star Trek Podcast That Goes Beyond The Stars!

Bill Blair is the Guinness World Record Holder for most special effect makeup characters portrayed in a career. With over 200 roles under heavy prosthetics, including dozens in Star Trek DS9, Voyager, and Enterprise, Bill's face is hardly recognizable for the amount of work he's put in on-camera. Bill talks about growing up in a small town and finding his way into Hollywood, cutting his teeth in commercials along the way. We discuss his time in the first "Robocop," working on "Diagnosis Murder" and with Angela Lansbury in "Murder, She Wrote," his audition for "Star Trek: First Contact" and why he ultimately had to turn down the role, how he got into acting with prosthetics and transforming into countless aliens in the Star Trek universe as well as "Babylon 5", stories about Michael Westmore, and amazing tips and techniques, he learned along the way to be a better performer under heavy makeup plus, how to play dead on-screen, and the advice he received from Robin Williams that he never forgot. Please subscribe to our brand new YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/@trekuntold . There you will see all the old episodes of this show, as well as new episodes and all of our other content, including shorts and some other fun things planned for the future. Visit my Amazon shop to check out tons of Trek products and other things I enjoy - https://www.amazon.com/shop/thefightnerd View the Teespring store for Trek Untold gear & apparel - https://my-store-9204078.creator-spring.com Support Trek Untold by becoming a Patreon at Patreon.com/TrekUntold. Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast and leave a rating if you like us! Follow Trek Untold on Social Media Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/trekuntoldTwitter: https://www.twitter.com/trekuntoldFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/trekuntold Follow Nerd News Today on Social Media Twitter:  Twitter.com/NerdNews2Day Instagram: Instagram.com/NerdNewsToday Facebook: Facebook.com/NerdNewsToday Trek Untold is sponsored by Treksphere.com, powered by the RAGE Works Podcast Network, and affiliated with Nerd News Today.

It Was A Dark and Stormy Book Club
Tove Asterdahl - You Will Never Be Found

It Was A Dark and Stormy Book Club

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2023 19:12


Tove AsterdahlShow NotesOn today's episode, we visit Sweden and talk to the author Tove Asterdahl about her book “You WillNever Be Found” which was published by Harper.In the small mining town of Malmberget, north of the Arctic Circle, residents and their houses are beingrelocated. As the mine that built the town slowly swallows it street by street, building by building, thememories of the community have collapsed into the huge pit they call “the hole.” Only a few stubbornsouls cling to their homes, refusing to leave. When two workers making their final preparations hear asound coming from a basement, they break a cellar window and find a terrified man curled up in acorner.In Ådalen, 700 kilometers away, police officer Eira Sjödin is investigating the disappearance of a manreported missing by his ex-wife. Eira and her colleagues search his apartment, contact his friends andrelatives, and query local hospitals, but the man has vanished without a trace.Eira knows the pain of loss—she mourns for her mother, whose mind has been stolen by dementia. Toescape her loneliness and her memories, Eira loses herself in a casual affair. But she's whollyunprepared when her feelings deepen for GG, who is twenty years her senior–and her boss.When the diligent GG doesn't show up for work two days in a row, Eira and her colleagues quicklyrealize that something is wrong—their boss has gone missing. In the dramatic second installment of theHigh Coast Series, Eira Sjödin finds herself at the mercy of an elusive perpetrator—and of a love shecan no longer deny.TRIVIALast week's question was:We all know and love Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher is the series Murder She Wrote. Her agent atthe time advised her to accept a role in a sitcom instead of this series but she (wisely) chose thisinstead. Who is the other actress producers had chosen for the part?a. Bea Arthurb. Victoria Principalc. Jean Stapletond. Goldie HawnThe answer is c. Jean Stapelton. In 1983, Lansbury was offered two main television roles, one in asitcom and the other in a detective drama series, Murder, She Wrote. As she was unable to do both, heragents advised her to accept the former, although Lansbury chose the latter. Her decision was based onthe appeal of the series' central character, Jessica Fletcher, a retired school teacher from the fictionaltown of Cabot Cove, Maine. As portrayed by Lansbury, Fletcher was a successful detective novelist whoalso solved murders encountered during her travels. Lansbury described the character as "an AmericanMiss Marple".Murder, She Wrote had been created by Peter S. Fischer, Richard Levinson, and William Link, who hadearlier had success with Columbo, and the role of Fletcher had been first offered to Jean Stapleton, whohad declined itThis week's question is:Which mystery author also writes under the pen name of Tom Johanson?a. Steig Larsonb. Jo Nesboc. Peter Hoegd. Gunnar StaalesenTune in next week for the answer