Posts Tagged ‘Star Trek’
Many topics covered on today’s installment of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour including:
An interesting study on violent video games … Dean’s latest half-marathon … Paul Auster’s The Book of Illusions … A table reading of Dean and Phil’s new film The Lady Killers … The location filming of an intriguing sci-fi short … The movie version of Les Miserables … JJ Abrams departing Star Trek for Star Wars (and whether he ever knew he was making Star Trek in the first place) … IFC’s “Portlandia” …
And even if that were enough for one show, your friends in podcasting keep it coming, analyzing the scarcity of employment opportunities for women behind-the-camera in Hollywood and analyzing this year’s Best Picture Oscar nominees thru the prism of the Becdel Test.
Finally, many listeners have asked whether Dean and Phil will be attending Dragon*Con this year and one asked Dean and Phil’s reactions to some disturbing news about where much of the revenue from the event goes each year. Whether you don’t know what Dragon*Con is or even if you go to the annual Labor Day Weekend event in Atlanta every year, you won’t want to miss the return of all-time classic Chillpak Hollywood Hour #121 (Live from Dragon*Con!), available NOW for the first time in more than two years!
Three guests AND two guest co-hosts join Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness this week to take on show business from all angles …
As Dean revealed on last week’s show, he will be acting in a new series. “Space Command” boasts a who’s who of sci-fi in its cast and is the brain child of acclaimed and prolific writer Marc Scott Zicree. Hear all about the project and Marc’s previous work (including various versions of “Star Trek” AND The Twilight Zone Companion), as he joins your friends in podcasting AND Combat Radio‘s Ethan Dettenmaier.
Then, just when you think this week’s show couldn’t get any more cool, the topic switches from behind the camera success to a stunning starlet, as Phil joins actor and author Mark Ryan to interview the luminous Cerina Vincent, star of such movies Cabin Fever, Not Another Teen Movie and the forthcoming MoniKa, as well as the co-author of the books How to Eat Like a Hot Chick and How to Love Like a Hot Chick. Trust us, Cerina is as refreshing a personality as you could hope to meet and the conversation is rather hilarious.
Finally, as if that weren’t enough, the subject turns to entertainment journalism with Robert Samo, who founded the site Fanboy Nation.
It’s a star-studded, all-hands on deck assault on your ears, hearts and funny-bones! It’s YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour, after all …
Energized and raring to go, Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness are all over the map and spanning the ages in this week’s installment, an episode that can best be summed up by two words: TIME TRAVEL.
You’ll see what we mean as Dean and Phil discuss Old Town Sacramento, Damanhur, Ray Bradbury, the Los Angeles Conservancy, Paper Moon, Boris Karloff, an elementary school graduation, Janet Klein and Her Parlor Boys, Prometheus and MORE!
Oh, and if you haven’t heard enough of your friend in podcasting, Phil Leirness, or if you just want to get turned onto another really cool podcast, we hope you’ll check out Getting Better Acquainted hosted by David Pickering. Phil was the guest on episode 60.
Finally, if you’re going to be in the Los Angeles area on June 23, we strongly encourage you to go see David Dean Bottrell Makes Love.
Ralph Fiennes. Vanessa Redgrave. Harry Morgan. Anthony Hopkins. Alfred Hitchcock. David Lynch. Federico Fellini. Those are just a few of the big names featured on this week’s show …
It’s liberal democrat vs. conservative republican. It’s Letterman vs. Leno. It’s late night comedy vs. scripted crime dramas. It’s “Swamp Loggers” vs. “Swamp People”. It’s Fox Business News vs. The Muppets. It’s the Muppets vs. Big Oil. It’s Marc Hershon on The Descendants vs. Dean Haglund on The Descendants. It’s Blue Velvet vs. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me. It’s Javier Bardem vs. Edgar Ramirez. It’s Peter Weller vs. Paul Weller. It’s Tom Hooper vs. 3D. It’s Paramount vs. IMF.
It’s YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour. Enjoy!
If you would like to get to SEE your friends in podcasting (rather than just hear them), make sure you check out their joint appearance on the ActorsE Chat Show (hosted by Yi Tian).
Also, if you’re going to be in the Seattle, Washington area on Tuesday 22 November, why not stop by the Northwest Film Forum to see THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE and to meet Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness? Only a handful of seats remain at this intimate venue, so get your tickets today!
Of course, we encourage you to listen to this week’s installment of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour and visualize Dean and Phil and their visiting co-presenter, Jodie Orton (co-host of Siren 107.3 FM’s “American Dream Team” in the UK) as they sit around poolside atop the Eastern Columbia building, discussing the business of show …
Topics include: The disappearance of young men and teenaged boys from the multiplexes, the continuing plummet of Netflix stock, the drop in average ticket prices, the failure of “The Tower Heist”, the whereabouts of Richard Grieco and the wisdom of Avery Brooks (aka Captain Benjamin Sisko) as told to William Shatner in the Shatneriffic documentary “The Captains”.
All that plus TWO celebrity deaths, ONE Hollywood Lawsuit and FIVE intriguing projects that are in various stages of production, development or discussion.
Dean and Phil are back from weeks of travel and they hit the ground running with one of the wildest, most free-wheeling installments of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour ever!
How did your friends in podcasting enjoy Dragon*Con in Atlanta and a 9/11 commemorative event in Portland?
What did they think of the Emmy Awards?
What is their reaction to the latest round of “X-Files 3″ rumors?
Why are they both receiving emails from the CEO of Netflix?
What celebrity death are they remembering?
What celebrity do they think is facing career death?
What celebrity do they think is poised for a comeback?
Can they make sense of AMC’s behavior towards their award-winning and critically acclaimed series?
Can they make sense of the Rise of the Planet of the Apes marketing campaign?
Does Dean know the difference between Ida Lupino and Hedy Lamarr?
Why is Phil receiving both praise AND criticism from his response to Ryan Murphy’s behavior on an episode of “The Glee Project”?
Answers to all these and many more on this week’s episode.
And if you still haven’t had enough of your friends in podcasting, write us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request the Bonus 4th Anniversary Episode (which includes never-before-heard material).
What do “Star Trek” and “The X-Files” have in common this week? Dean Haglund! He just got back from performing at the big TREK convention in Las Vegas and he shares stories of the event. And as soon as he got back to Los Angeles, it was time to report to the set this week for a television series called “The X-Files”! WHAT?!? Dean gives details.
And if all that wasn’t enough, Dean appeared on “Coast to Coast AM” this week and he shares his thoughts about that appearance.
Of course, Dean’s co-host, your friend in podcasting, Phil Leirness, has much to share as well … He holds court on a variety of topics, including a stage show about Sherlock Holmes’ sidekick “Watson”, the reality competition show “The Glee Project”, the blockbuster film Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and the classic of 1930′s cinema, The Women.
All that, plus discussions of Kickstarter, the UK riots, the US economic meltdown … And you won’t want to miss Phil’s report about the Beverly Hills Police Department.
It’s YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour … With a vengeance!
This week’s installment starts out like a Michael Bay film (CARMAGEDDON!) and quickly becomes a legal thriller thanks to a VERY intriguing adventure recounted by Phil. Dean tells of his weekend travels (both recent past and near future) and explains to Phil the difference between Veterans and veterinarians before he and Phil share once again the strange, sad tale of the Chillpak, this show’s former sponsor …
Then, it’s all about the movies as your friends in podcasting count down the Top 14 summer box office hits, analyzing their quality and what their success or failure says about the industry (and the culture at large).
You know it’s a strange, wonderful show when PHIL cites “Robot Chicken” AND compares the DC and Marvel universes!
And for those of you in Southern California, don’t miss the cinematic event of the year! Okay, of the week … It the Los Angeles Premiere of THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE! There’s two nights to choose from: Wednesday and Thursday of THIS week. Full event details and tickets are available: HERE.