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Presenting the Transcription Feature: The Mercury Theater on the Air - The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds is an episode of the American radio drama anthology series The Mercury Theatre on the Air. It was performed as a Halloween episode of the series on October 30, 1938, and aired over the Columbia Broadcasting System radio network. Directed and narrated by actor and future filmmaker Orson Welles, the episode was an adaptation of H. G. Wells's novel The War of the Worlds(1898).

The first two thirds of the 62-minute broadcast were presented as a series of simulated news bulletins, which suggested to many listeners that an actual alien invasion by Martians was currently in progress. Compounding the issue was the fact that the Mercury Theatre on the Air was a sustaining show (it ran without commercial breaks), adding to the program's realism. Although there were sensationalist accounts in the press about a supposed panic in response to the broadcast, the precise extent of listener response has been debated.

In the days following the adaptation, however, there was widespread outrage and panic by certain listeners, who had believed the events described in the program were real. The program's news-bulletin format was described as cruelly deceptive by some newspapers and public figures, leading to an outcry against the perpetrators of the broadcast. Despite these complaints—or perhaps in part because of them—the episode secured Welles' fame as a dramatist.

To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the broadcast of this program, John shares the original broadcast as well as tells you about the BBC production of Independence Day UK, a tie-in audio drama to the blockbuster movie done in the style of The War of the World.  Check out Kevin Lauderdale's more detailed look at the original production on his It Has Come to My Attention.

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Tonight’s DinersScott, and Miles


Welcome to the Diner

In tonight’s show, listeners discuss the following: Star Trek Continues, Star Trek Phase II, a potential Ant Man movie, Gravity, Marvel: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Walking Dead, Witches of Eastwood (really? Lifetime has a fantasy show?), Supernatural, Arrow, Revolution, The Shadow Rising (Wheel of Time), and more.


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Bad Grandpa defies Gravity to take the number one spot at the box office.  It's a lean week in terms of TV on DVD releases, but there is Star Wars movie news on the horizon. All this and more is brought to you by Michael Falkner on this week's Weekly Podioplex.

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Cyborgs - A Bionic Podcast: Critical Assignment - Lee Majors & Lindsay Wagner at DragonCon

Our Critical Assignment series concludes with the big bionic panel of DragonCon 2013.  Lee Majors and Lindsay Wagner both appeared on stage for the first time in many years to talk about their work on the bionic series.  The panel took place on Sunday, August 31 and John got to host this extravaganza.  Plus, Paul talks with The Bionic Blonde herself, Betsy Dodd, on how she developed the bionic reunion video that was shown to the audience prior to the duo taking the stage.

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October means that we dip in once again to the CBS Radio Mystery Theater.  This year, we look at the final year of EG Marshall's turn as host of the long running anthology series. Plus, we conclude the current stories for Superman and The Avengers and premiere new stories.

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October 26, 2013
0:29 - The Weekly Podioplex Promo
4:35 - The Adventures of Superman - "Pillar of Fire at Graves End", part 1 - August 5, 1940
16:25 - CBS Radio Mystery Theater - "Daddy's Girl" - October 26, 1981
1:01:32 - The Avengers - "The Morning After", part 1



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We are honored to have the first exclusive interview with Toby Froud (LABYRINTH, Stripey Pajama Productions) all about his exciting new project, LESSONS LEARNED, a Kickstarter-funded practical puppet production! Go behind the scenes as the G2V Guys find out the genesis of this tale, some details on the construction of the characters, sets, and props, the many helping hands contributing to the creation of an all-new world of fantasy and adventure, and how this will continue the fine “Froudian” tradition!

As always, we welcome all feedback at contact@g2vpodcast.com or on our Facebook page!

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SHOW LINKS:
LESSONS LEARNED Kickstarter Page

Stripey Pajama Productions: Toby Froud’s Facebook Page

Handmade Puppet Dreams

Lillian Todd-jones’ YouTube Channel

William Todd-Jones’ Website

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The entire show is turned over to movie critic David Nahmod as he interviews actor Roy Thinnes.  They discuss The Invaders, Dark Shadows, General Hospital, Mystery Science Theater 3000, and working with Gerry Anderson.

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Trivia: The interview was conducted at the studios of One Life to Live in New York.

Sponsors: Science Fiction, Mysteries, & More; Futures Past
Original Airdate: October 15, 1993
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King Boris' visit to the United States is interrupted by an exploding bouquet of flowers that hide a riddle inside, the calling card of the Riddler.  What is his scheme?  Can Batman and Robin figure it out before an international incident can occur?

Joining John to figure out the Riddler's clues is author, musician, and podcaster Keith R.A. DeCandido.

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Keith R.A. DeCandido is a writer, editor, musician, podcaster, curator, voice actor, and probably some other stuff, too, but he can't remember due to lack of sleep. In 2009, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers, which means he never needs to achieve anything ever again.

He has written tie-in fiction in prose and comics form for more than twenty different universes ranging from TV shows (Star Trek,FarscapeSupernaturalLeverage, and many more) to movies (CarsSerenityResident EvilKung Fu Panda), to games (World of WarcraftDungeons & DragonsStarCraftCommand and Conquer) to comic books (Spider-ManX-MenHulkSilver Surfer). He is the author of the acclaimed Precinct series of fantasy police procedurals including Dragon PrecinctUnicorn Precinct, and Goblin Precinct, with 2013 seeing the release of Gryphon Precinct and Tales from Dragon Precinct, as well as a comic book and audios of all four novels.

Other recent work includes writing the monthly Farscape comic book with series creator Rockne S. O'Bannon; the SCPD novel The Case of the Claw, a novel about cops in a city filled with superheroes; the Leverage novel The Zoo Job; the comic book miniseries The Fallen; the short-story collection Ragnarok and Roll: Tales of Cassie ZukavWeirdness Magnet, urban fantasy stories taking place in Key West; and short stories in the anthologies Apocalypse 13Bad-Ass Faeries: It's ElementalDefending the Future: Best Laid PlansLiar Liar,More Tales of ZorroStar Trek: Seven Deadly Sins, and Tales from the House Band Vols. 1 & 2. He has also contributed to several shard worlds: Steven Savile's Viral (the novella -30-), Aaron Rosenberg & David Niall Wilson's The Scattered Earth (the novel Guilt in Innocence), and Jonathan Maberry's V-Wars (the story "The Ballad of Big Charlie").

Keith is also a longtime editor. He was the supervising editor of the Marvel novels published by Penguin Putnam from 1994-2000 and the monthly series of Star Trek eBook originals published by Simon & Schuster from 2000-2008. His anthology credits range fromImaginings and Liar Liar to the Doctor Who: Short Trips anthology The Quality of Leadership to the Star Trek anthologies New Frontier: No LimitsTales from the Captain's Table, and Tales of the Dominion War. Currently he edits for clients both personal and corporate via KRADitorial.

Keith is a musician, once the percussionist for the Don't Quit Your Day Job Players (musical guests of Dragon*Con in 1998), currently the percussionist of sometime D*C filk guests the Boogie Knights. His work can be heard on the DQYDJP CDs TKB and Blues Spoken Here and the BK CDs Many a Sleepless Knight and Wasted Days, Wasted Knights.

Of late, Keith has become a serious podcaster -- he's part of the staff of The Chronic Rift, a pop-culture podcast, and has his own 'cast, Dead Kitchen Radio. He also provides voices for the audio dramas The DomeGypsy Cove, and the Parsec Award-winning HG World.

On top of all this, Keith is a black belt in Kenshikai karate and a devoted fan of the New York Yankees (in fact, he co-edited the 2013 Yankees Annual for Lindy's Magazines). He lives in New York City with a couple of humans and several animals. Find out less as his cheerfully retro web site of DeCandido.net, which provides links to his Facebook page, his Twitter feed, his blog, his podcasts, and many and varied other things that probably sound cooler than they actually are.

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Tonight’s DinersScottMiles, and M.


Welcome to the Diner

Menu:

Interview: Raul Aguirre Jr. (Animator: Hand animator) Man Vs. Art

Trivia: Who won a signed Amanda Tapping print?

TV News: Walking Dead Wakes Up Huge Ratings; Marvel: Agents of Shield Gets Full Season; Arrow Teases; Screen Shot of Black Canary w/ Arrow; Breaking Bad’s Big Fan;

Movie News: Ant Man Movie News; R.U.R. News,

TWIST: Who said what? UNCONFIRMED RUMOR: Orci talked to CBS about Trek TV Show

SciFi 5 in 5 : M's Top Moments from Comicon….

Promos:

Jim’s SciFi Blog

The Dune Saga Podcast

Our Interview: Raul Aguirre Jr.

Man vs Art Podcast

YouTube Channel

Raul Aguirre Jr. was born in East L.A. but grew up on the mean streets of Hacienda Heights California. Back when he was 3 heads tall Raul picked up a crayon and did his version of the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel only instead of biblical figures, his featured Popeye battling Mighty Mouse While Dinosaurs in Spaceships carpet bombed the Legion of Doom. Unfortunately he chose to create his first masterpiece on his mother's living room wall. The combination of laughter and horror on his mother's face left an indelible mark on the lad. He learned Art is Powerful!   From that moment on Raul decided he wanted to become an artist.

For the next 30 years Raul embarked on a lone quest for artistic mastery with an unwavering Quixote-like madness and dedication.



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His influence has wound its way tentacle-like into every nook and cranny of pop culture. In a vast and mysterious ocean of entertainment, his stories have inspired and influenced entire waves of film, television, comics, games, and so much more. This way may lead to madness, but Scott and Arnold devote this installment of their month-long Halloween exploration by diving deep into the legacy of the one, the only H.P. Lovecraft! And to do it right, Arnold travelled all the way from Baltimore MD to Portland OR, just in time to join Scott for a Lovecraft film festival featuring a 35mm print of Re-Animator!

We also have a special contest this episode! Midnight Syndicate has graciously provided us with a copy of one of their albums, The 13th Hour, which we’re giving away to the listener who can answer the following trivia question (also presented in the episode). E-mail, post on our Facebook page, beam your answer into our addled minds, and if you get it right, the CD will be yours!the13thhour

Lovecraft’s novella, At the Mountains of Madness, was published by what pulp magazine?
A) Amazing Stories
B) Argosy All-Story Weekly
C) Weird Tales
D) Astounding Stories
E) Startling Stories

And stay tuned for the next episode, when we’ll be featuring another Midnight Syndicate album giveaway!

…but be warned, The G2V Podcast can not be held responsible if listening to this episode alters your physical form or renders you utterly insane!

As always, we welcome all feedback at contact@g2vpodcast.com or on our Facebook page!

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SHOW LINKS:
“Lovecraft Slowly Shedding Cult Status” (Chicago Tribune)

The H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society

The H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival and CthulhuCon

The Hollywood Theatre, Portland OR

Chaosium

Fantasy Flight Games

Copyright Status of Works by H.P. Lovecraft (The H.P. Lovecraft Wiki)

Sigh Co. Graphics

Cthulhu Pie!

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