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Stepping Through the Wormhole: 25 Years of Stargate: Part 1

UNLOCKING THE GATE – THE ORIGINAL FEATURE FILM

In October of 1994, Stargate hit the cinema screens and became a surprise hit. Critics were not kind to the Roland Emmerich-directed epic adventure, but it struck a chord with audiences with it’s stunning photography and intriguing story. It launched a franchise that has become one of the most popular Science Fiction franchises of all time. A franchise that consists of: 3 films, 3 live action series, 1 animated series and, most recently, a 10 part mini-sode series. Not to mention the various games and books that were released. But we will get to all that in time; first we need to go back to the beginning, to where it all started….The 1994 feature film.

I should probably preface this part of the article with a small statement; it may seem like I am being harsh against the feature film but that is only because of everything that came after. The film started it all and without it we wouldn’t have got SG1 or anything else, however, for me the film just doesn’t hold up in comparison to the series.

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Episode 13: Retro Gaming With Veda

Welcome to Broktober! Today we discuss retro gaming, being a video game lawyer, and the toxicity that gaming twitter can create.

Special thanks Baby Park for being the best Mario Kart track.

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Episode #292 – 30 Days of Night

This week kicks off our October Horror month in which we watch – you guessed it – horror films. Our criteria this year involved films we either missed, films we wanted to see, or like in the case of the film we picked this week – films that were available. That’s right! We’re watching 30 Days of Night, a movie with an interesting premise that will have you going “vampires kill me now.” It’s certainly a rough watch, but we have fun tearing it apart.

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Chapter 23 – Regrets and Reconciliations

The fight over the fate of the Succubus comes to a head and the party finds they must reconcile some major philosophical differences if they wish to move forward. On the one hand, the victims at The Rest of Eldath signed their souls away of their own volition. That’s just “good business” as far as devils of the nine are concerned. On the other hand, the contracts were shit and signed under dubious pretenses. And there’s that whole bit where the Succubus tried to charm and possibly kill Yewsiff. Is now the time and is this the place to mete out justice, or must destiny be allowed to shape the killer’s punishment?

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Episode 11: World of Warcraft With Brewer

You’re probably wondering why there’s a completely different podcast in the feed this week. Well, we wanted to showcase one of the newer podcasts in our network while Sam gathers up more of your questions. Enjoy this conversation about the MMO that takes inspiration from the works of Tolkien and is about as wild as you might expect from the holy trilogy from Peter Jackson. Cheers!


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Host
Brok Holliday @damageboostpod


Executive Producer
Bryan “President of Calenders” Dressel

Viceroy of Producing
Jonathan Hardesty @movieguyjon

King Koopa of Editing
Ryan James

The Other Voices: Girlfight

I was a very angry kid who got into a lot of fights in school. I went to a school full of nerds – and I was one of them – so fights weren’t going to lead to hospital visits and they were very short, but I had such a short fuse that I would just go off on whatever kid pissed me off that day. I really, really wanted to take martial arts. I finally did learn to kickbox with a trainer as an adult, but had to stop because of an injury. I’ve watched a lot of boxing and MMA ever since. So GIRLFIGHT has long been on my list of films I should have seen by now. Good thing I have a column that makes me watch movies directed by women and POC.

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6.02: Maybe No Go

This week on the podcast Bryan Dressel, Nick “The Flintstones” Friedemann, and Matt “Adam Ant” Dykes talk the next episode of season six – “Maybe No Go” – and discuss how the season as a whole has shifted its format to be more serialized and as such, makes it harder to remember everything that happens in any given episode.

INTRO MUSIC COURTESY
Bradley David Parsons inspired by J.G. Thirlwell

RESEARCH COURTESY
Brok Holliday


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Social Commentary In Entertainment: The 30th Anniversary of Alien Nation

I’m going to pretend for just one minute that I didn’t start watching Alien Nation because the main character’s name is shockingly close to my own. I didn’t see an advert for it on the Sci-Fi Channel at the age of 13 and hear “Detective Matt Sikes” and think to myself, “That’s almost my name! I have to watch this show.” No- it was the incredible social commentary that drew me in, the social commentary that was entirely absent from the advertisement. The truth was, 13-year-old Matt Dykes heard Detective Matt Sikes and saw an action-packed cop-show advert that happened to have aliens in it and wanted to watch the show. But you know what? I am so glad I saw that advert because when I was able to sit down and watch Alien Nation, I was blown away by the series. It wasn’t long before I was recording them on video. Once the DVDs were finally released in the UK, my pre-order was placed immediately. I am not exaggerating when I say that I have watched all 22 episodes of the series close to 30 times over the last 18 years. What is it about the series that drew me in, apart from sharing a very similar name to the main character? The answer really is this: everything. The characters, the setting, the stories, the music, everything about the series. It was interesting, it was different and it had something to say.

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Episode 12: Gaming Culture With Emily Blake

Today we discuss gaming culture from the outside looking in. We touch on things from representation in gaming to why video games seem to struggle to translate to movies.

Special thanks to Mortal Kombat theme for being a throbbing banger.

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RERUN EP #151 – Batman V Superman: Extended Cut

Hey guys! Due to some technical difficulties we don’t have a new episode for you this week, so we thought we would jump in our time travel machine that’s suspiciously shaped like a police box and go back to our Batman V. Superman episode, which featured special guests Alex Marshall-Brown and Armond Richards. It was a blast to record and we all managed to survive the brawl between the supes and the bat. See you next week with a new episode!

PLUGS

ALEX MARSHALL-BROWN | QUENTIN TARANTINO’S SUICIDE SQUAD | ONLY A MOVIE | WEBSITE | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER

ARMOND RICHARDS | AMERICA SCORES LA

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