Thursday, September 24, 2020

Check Out My Reading of "Star Wars Sequel" Part II

So, the second half of one of my 2020 Resolutions is now out there.  On the "Star Wars: Delusions of Grandeur" podcast I do with Marshal Latham, you can check out the rest of "Star Wars Sequel," the revised first draft Leigh Brackett wrote for Lucasfilm in 1978.  

It has tons of differences and similarities to THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, and I voice all the parts, which may or may not be entertaining.  Regardless, it's a fascinating artifact of how we got the 1980 film, which remains the greatest sequel of all time (GODFATHER II be damned).

Feel free to go HERE to listen or download.

Otherwise, I fear your Tauntaun will freeze before you reach the first marker.

While you're at it, you can support me on Patreon HERE, and/or support Marshal's Patreon HERE.

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Rish and Marshal Discuss HERCULES (2014)


Rish here.  Over on the Journey Into... page, Marshal Latham and I review the film HERCULES (2014), starring Dwayne Johnson, John Hurt, Ian McShane, and The Rock.  It's the show we do together, called "Outfield Excursions."  

So check it out HERE.

Friday, August 21, 2020

Check Out My Reading of "Star Wars Sequel" Part I


Over on Marshal Latham's "Star Wars: Delusions of Grandeur" podcast, I got half of one of my 2020 New Year's Resolutions done.  It was an idea I had last year, when I came across a copy of Leigh Brackett's revised first draft of "Star Wars Sequel," the screenplay she wrote based on George Lucas's story as a follow-up to STAR WARS.

I found it fascinating, in both the similarities and the differences to THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, and while I intended to summarize it in a single episode, I ended up simply reading the whole thing, which will take two episodes at least.  Check it out RIGHT HERE.

Perhaps you too will find it interesting, if not, might I suggest you go over personally and apologize to Lord Vader.

While you're at it, you can support me on Patreon HERE, and/or support Marshal's Patreon HERE.

Monday, August 10, 2020

Rish Narrates "Big Brother" On Pseudopod


Rish here.  I recently recorded a story for Pseudopod, the Horror podcast.  It was "Big Brother," by Evan Marcroft.  

It's a pretty unpleasant story, and I don't know much about Mr. Marcroft except that when I went to his website, the headline was "It only gets worse from here."  As the man said, you're damned right.

The story itself is about an unfortunate bullied boy who discovers he has an overprotective, supernatural imaginary friend . . . a violent one.

It was a while ago, but hey, it's new for you.  Check it out at This Link.

Friday, July 31, 2020

Marshal & I Talk About Hitchcock's ROPE

Rish here.  Over on "Outfield Excursions," where Marshal Latham and I talk about movies, we recently talked about Alfred Hitchcock's 1948 film ROPE, discussing its plot and the single-take style.

I hope people get a kick out of these episodes, because Marshal really works hard on the production, including fun bent Creative Commons licenses at the end.

Check it out HERE!

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Rish Narrates "Sandy" on Drabblecast

Rish here.  It had been a loooooong time since the lovely Norm Sherman had asked me to lend my voice to his grand podcast, the Drabblecast.  Somehow, I missed that this episode had dropped.

It was part of a Drabblecast trifecta (all about keeping your friends close and your enemies closer), so I missed that my reading of "Sandy" by Bruce McCallister was part of it.  This story is about a human boy who befriends an alien girl that goes to his school, and was so similar (in concept, if not execution) to the story I wrote with Big a few years back, "Last Contact," that I feel like that's the reason I got picked to do the narration. 

Check it out at this link and decide for yourself.

Friday, May 22, 2020

Rish & Big Do Voices On "Til Death Do We Meet"

You may be interested in hearing our appearance (along with Renee Chambliss, Gino Moretto, Bria Burton, Julie Hoverson, and Marshal) in "Til Death Do We Meet" over at the Journey Into... podcast.

It's a story written by Marshal Latham that takes place in Rish's "Dead & Breakfast" universe, about an Idaho B&B that has unique properties.  In this one, Kara and Dustin are newlyweds and head over to Vernon, Idaho for their honeymoon night . . . which turns out to be special for other reasons also.

Marshal had a lot to say in there (it's a long story), but got together with Rish this week to record a chat about it, in case you want a REALLY deep dive.  That episode (of the Rish Outcast) should be out in early June.