Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Marshal And Rish Talk About The Warcraft Movie

Rish here.  A couple of months back, Marshal Latham and I did an episode of his podcast discussing Steven Spielberg's DUEL.  It was a sort of test run on a show we were considering where we talked about a movie, good or bad.  I preferred bad.

Well, the next episode is out now.  It's the first installment in a stand-alone podcast series called Outfield Excursions (in keeping with Marshal's traveling theme).  He's releasing it on the Journey Into... page in conjunction with a new Patreon he's starting.  The movie in question is 2006's WARCRAFT, directed by Duncan Jones.


These projects are pretty time-consuming, as I well know, and Marshal continues to do a bang-up job with the editing.  I encourage you to go to THIS LINK to listen to the episode, and if you enjoy it, journey on over to THIS LINK and support the guy on Patreon.

In the future, he'll allow the Patrons to vote on which movie we discuss next, and I've already got a couple ("I heard it was so bad I never actually saw it") films in mind.  Check it out sometime.

Monday, August 20, 2018

TGMG 213: I Shouldn't Have Said That

Warning: So (potentially) offensive we disclaim it twice!*

Rish and Big discuss the firing of James Gunn from the third GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY film over incendiary tweets he made years ago. Then their heads start turning...can everyone's past words come back to haunt them? Are jokes no longer fair game?



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*Or thrice, if that warning counts.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Rish Performs "Relationship Breakdown" On StarShip Sofa

Rish here.  Holy Handgrenade of Antioch, I've got another narration on Star Ship Sofa, the multiple award-winning story podcast. This time, it's "Breakdown of the Parasite/Host Relationship" by Paul R. Hardy. It's about the struggles between an alien symbiote and its human carrier onboard a spaceship, and is pretty amusing.
This was a bit of a challenge for me. I was given absolutely no direction on how to tackle the story* as far as accents, sound effects, transitions, or editing, and it was all pretty complicated when I thought about it.
Like my pieces "Outgoing Transmissions" and "Greetings From the Ninth Sector," this is a Sci-Fi story told in an epistolary format, except that this one was transcripts of chats between characters. I sort of had to translate that into audio format by presenting it as though these are voicemails we're hearing between characters, and that actually works way better (since some of the interactions beggar credibility when you imagine that people are TYPING all this stuff rather than saying it).

Check out the results of all my choices HERE.

Rish "Breakdown Of Any Relationship" Outfield

*On the contrary, I got an email asking if I would read the story and determine whether it would work in audio before the editor even decided whether to purchase it for the show. Certainly more power than I've ever wielded on a podcast that isn't mine.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Marshal & Rish Talk Spielberg's DUEL

Rish here.

Marshal Latham has a podcast called Strewn Along the Path, where he gets in a car and talks about stuff (I oughtta try that sometime, huh?), and often he talks about movies he's seen recently.  Well, he invited me to sit down and talk to him about a movie we were both a fan of, Steven Spielberg's 1971 TV movie DUEL.

Well, Marshal has edited that conversation and put it up on his website (AT THIS LINK), so everyone can hear us talk.  And by everyone, I mean the absolutely zero people who will ever listen to that podcast.


But hey, prove me wrong.  Prove me wrong and let Marshal know you'd like us to do this on a regular basis, and we'll switch off picking movies (Marshal is bound to pick good movies, whereas I, in my fashion, will force him to watch bad ones).  He even suggested making a list of potential views and letting his (actual, breathing?) listeners choose which one should be next.

I, for one, welcome our podcast overlords.

Rish Outfield, Movie Reviewer

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

That Gets My Goat 212: Wasps Are The Skinheads Of The Insect World

It's Marvel's last entry in the 2018 books, the sequel to 2015's improbable hit, Ant-Man. This time he's got a super heroic friend called the Wasp fighting at his side. In that spirit, Rish Outfield got together with his super heroic friend Big Anklevich to talk about the film, and how it made them feel deep inside in their special place.



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Monday, June 25, 2018

TGMG 211: Rock The Quote (Marvel Studios)

In honor of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's tenth anniversary, Rish brings Big (and you) another episode of nobody's favorite game show, "Rock The Quote."  Fake Arnold Schwarzenegger presents 33 quotes from Marvel Studios films . . . can Big identify them all?

Can you?



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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Rish Performs "Water In The Desert" By Abigail Hilton

Rish here.  Sometimes I feel like one of those actors who were blacklisted during the McCarthy era, once riding promising careers, now professionally untouchable.  But Abigail Hilton is like Kirk Douglas to my Dalton Trumbo., keeping food on my table till this administration gets replaced.  Hopefully, like Douglas, she also lives to be a hundred and two.

The most recently-published Hilton piece I have narrated is called "Water in the Desert."


Set in the same universe as "Hunters Unlucky," WIND takes place seven years later, with the characters of Sauny and Valla now grown and having an adventure on their own.  Because I had voiced those characters as children, I pretty much got to come up with new voices for everyone in this story, which is fun.

Hopefully, the story (and my reading) is fun too.

Check it out, if you're of a mind to.  Here's the link, over on Audible.