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Roundtable 163: 1982 Movies.  What was in the water, and can we put it back?

1982 was a special year in film making.  Modern classics such as Fanny and Alexander, Ghandi and ET were released that year.  In addition, there were some films, that while bombing at the box office, have gone on to become cult classics.  Movies like The Thing, Tron and Conan the Barbarian.  Our co-hosts, Deanna Toxopeus and Gary Mitchel, sit down with Scott Duschene to discuss their favourites of a very long list.  There is also a revelation that Gary knows far too much about Scott's tattos in the Week in Nerdliness and Deanna gets herself in trouble with techinical issues.  It's a packed epsiode full of laughter and fun!

Our theme music this episode is "Cultists On Board" by Darkest of the Hillside Thickets, courtesy of Divine Industries.

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Admit it, we've all been there.  Enjoying a Red Bull while catching up on your Internet rumours, and BAM! George Lucas is saying something like "Star Wars was a kids movie!" or "Empire Strikes Back is a terrible movie" or "Jar Jar is the real hero of series".  (OK, so we made that last one up.)  Suddenly the vein on your head begins to pulse.  The outer edges of your vision have turned red.  The Red Bull can has been compressed so hard by your fist that a black hole has formed in your rec room. 

We hear at the Roundtable have had that happen to us.  Many times.  So much so that it got us thinking, does Lucas really mean all the things he says or is he jest messing with us to see what kind of reaction he can provoke?  Our Podcast Queen Deanna "Han Damn Well Shot First" Toxopeus gathers up Gary "I'm in the Other Franchise" Mitchel and special guest Michael "I Watch Way More Movies Than You" Faulkner  to explore the issue.  They also spend time with the Week in Nerdliness and the Nerd News in this supersized edition.

Our theme music this episode is "Cultists On Board" by Darkest of the Hillside Thickets, courtesy of Divine Industries.

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Star Trek: The Next Generation is 25 years-old this year, and that gave our podcasters Deanna Toxopeus and Gary Mitchel to sit down with uber-fan James Palmer to discuss the series.  So beam aboard as we take a supersized look at the highlights, low points, favourite characters and episodes.  There is also an intersting discussion of what influenced this series.  Plus there is the Week in Nerdliness and the Nerd News.

Our theme music this episode is "Cultists On Board" by Darkest of the Hillside Thickets, courtesy of Divine Industries.

A reminder about our feedback address. revcast@revolutionsf.com . Tell us what you think about the Roundtable!  Does fate protects fools, little children and ships named Enterprise?

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The Roundtable this week turns its attention to the explosion in indie publishing that has happened in the last few years.  Our Podcast Queen, Deanna Toxopeus gathers indie writers James Palmer and Van Allen Plexico to look at the history of indie publishing, what caused the exponential growth, where they think it's going.  There are also some suggestions of stuff to read from independant publishers.  So grab a chair and settle in for an interesting discussion.

Our theme music this episode is "Cultists On Board" by Darkest of the Hillside Thickets, courtesy of Divine Industries.

A reminder about our feedback address. revcast@revolutionsf.com . Tell us what you think about the Roundtable!  Tell us what you think about independent publishing.  Do you have a favourite indie author?

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