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MMP 94 - CHAPPiE

2015-03-27 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 50m 27s

Artificial Intelligence is a theme that has been explored numerous times on the Media Montage Podcast, the Terminator, Google as Skynet, The Outer Limits and of course Short Circuit! This week Bruce and Larry look at another AI in CHAPPiE, Neil Blomkomp's 2015 sci-fi exploration of the subject. The film stars Sharlto Copley, Dev Patel, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Sigourney Weaver, Hugh Jackman, and Watkin Tudor Jones (Ninja) and Yolandi Visser of the South African zef rap-rave group Die Antwoord. This movie has been critically panned, but Bruce and Larry find a lot to like about it. They look at some of the larger themes of consciousness, religion and morality presented in the film. Does CHAPPiE deserve the hate it's been getting? Find out in episode 94 of the Media Montage Podcast! Visit us at: mediamontagepodcast.blogspot.com Email: mediamontagepodcast@gmail.com Our Comics: EarthmanPrime at Deviant Art Brain Teaser Comics: Brainteasercomics.com Twitter @larrykingundead @otterdisaster…

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MMP 93 Short Circuit 1 (1986) & 2 (1988)

2015-03-13 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 34m 1s

Number 5 is alive! Lovable robot Johnny 5 is in the spotlight this week as Bruce and Larry revisit the 1980s Short Circuit films. Tim Blaney as Number 5, Ally Sheedy, Steve Guttenburg, Fisher Stevens and Michael McKean appear in Short Circuit (1986) and Short Circuit 2 (1988). These sweet family comedies explore some important science fiction themes about humanity, the potential pitfalls of artificial intelligence, and what it means to be 'alive'. Short Circuit was also an especially prescient film on the topic of military robots and how they would be used. How do these films hold up against modern movie magic? How do they hold up as comedies? Were they any good to begin with? Find out in episode 93 of the Media Montage Podcast! Visit us at: mediamontagepodcast.blogspot.com Email: mediamontagepodcast@gmail.com Our Comics: EarthmanPrime at Deviant Art Brain Teaser Comics: Brainteasercomics.com Twitter @larrykingundead @otterdisaster…

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MMP 92 The Filth

2015-03-06 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 37m 25s

Who are we really? Is this the only universe, or do other worlds exist above or below us in different planes of reality? Can the world be prevented from becoming TOO weird? This week Bruce and Larry look at The Filth, a Vertigo series by Grant Morrison, Chris Weston and Gary Erskine from 2002. We examine this very unusual story of Ned Slade and Gary Feely and try to find out what it means, or at least some of it. Parapersonas, Anti-People, iLife, and Status Q in Episode 92 of the Media Montage Podcast. Visit us at: mediamontagepodcast.blogspot.com Email: mediamontagepodcast@gmail.com Our Comics: EarthmanPrime at Deviant Art Brain Teaser Comics: Brainteasercomics.com Twitter @larrykingundead @otterdisaster…

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MMP 91 - The Pulps

2015-02-27 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 34m 41s

Doc Savage, Conan The Barbarian and Cthulu! What do they all have in common? They were born of the pulp magazines of the early 20th century. This week Larry and Bruce take a look at pulp fiction and the legacy of those cheap, lowest common denominator entertainments. How have the pulps influenced the modern media landscape? Why have the pulp heroes had trouble being adapted to film? What is the legacy of the Shadow, Doc Savage and the Phantom? All that and more in Episode 91 of the Media Montage Podcast! A good resource for pulp fans, download and read some of these old magazines: http://www.pulpmags.org/default.htm Visit us at: mediamontagepodcast.blogspot.com Email: mediamontagepodcast@gmail.com Our Comics: EarthmanPrime at Deviant Art Brain Teaser Comics: Brainteasercomics.com Twitter @larrykingundead @otterdisaster…

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MMP 90 Evolution of Media Technology

2015-02-20 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 52m 35s

From the rotary phone to the iPhone and antenna TV to On Demand, all the time, Bruce and Larry take a look at how media technology has evolved over the years. They talk about how the VCR was a game changer for home entertainment, allowing the time-shifting of media consumption for the first time. They talk about their early experiences with the Internet, and how even that has changed in 20 years. All that and more in Episode 90 of the Media Montage Podcast! Visit us at: mediamontagepodcast.blogspot.com Email: mediamontagepodcast@gmail.com Our Comics: EarthmanPrime at Deviant Art Brain Teaser Comics: Brainteasercomics.com Twitter @larrykingundead @otterdisaster…

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MMP 89 Romance in Comics, TV & Film

2015-02-13 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 36m 18s

Love is in the air just in time for Valentine's Day. This week Bruce and Larry take a look at romance! Romance comics, romantic comedies and the romantic elements that have crept their way into all of our favorite media. What happens when the Soap Operas meet the X-men? Are there any original Rom-Coms? Love triangles are everywhere. We talk Classic film and modern television. Unconventional Romance vs. the cliches we hate. The Flash, Pushing Daisies, True Romance, General Hospital and Days of Our Lives. All that and more in Episode 89 of the Media Montage Podcast! Visit us at: mediamontagepodcast.blogspot.com Email: mediamontagepodcast@gmail.com Our Comics: EarthmanPrime at Deviant Art Brain Teaser Comics: Brainteasercomics.com Twitter @larrykingundead @otterdisaster…

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MMP 88 - Godzilla (2014)

2015-02-06 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 35m 45s

He's the King of the Monsters. He's Godzilla and he made his triumphant return to American movie screens in 2014 with a new film. This week Bruce and Larry take a look at this giant monster movie starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, and Ken Watanabe. How does it compare to the 1998 American Godzilla? What about the grand tradition of TOHO International Godzilla films? What is a MUTO? They ask and answer these questions and more in Episode 88 of the Media Montage Podcast! Godzilla vs. 'Zilla from Godzilla: Final Wars: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIcExdpsEcQ Visit us at: mediamontagepodcast.blogspot.com Email: mediamontagepodcast@gmail.com Our Comics: EarthmanPrime at Deviant Art Brain Teaser Comics: Brainteasercomics.com Twitter @larrykingundead @otterdisaster…

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Comix: Best of Bijou/Apex Treasury

2015-01-30 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 51m 12s

Political, pornographic, provocative and printed DIY! The Underground Comix movement emerged in the late 60s as a stark alternative to Marvel DC and Archie. This week Bruce and Larry take a look at The Best of Bijou Funnies/Apex Treasury of Underground Comics, a 300 plus page flipbook that compiles stories from some of the greats of the movement including R. Crumb, Spain Rodriguez, Jayzey Lynch, Gilbert Shelton, Shary Flenniken and Bobby London. We discuss the importance of the movement on comic book history. We talk the art, the politics and more in episode 88 of the Media Montage Podcast! Comix Joint is a good resource for info on the undergrounds: http://comixjoint.com/index.html Visit us at: mediamontagepodcast.blogspot.com Email: mediamontagepodcast@gmail.com Our Comics: EarthmanPrime at Deviant Art Brain Teaser Comics: Brainteasercomics.com Twitter @larrykingundead @otterdisaster…

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MMP 86 Lost Highway (1997)

2015-01-23 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 40m 3s

This week Bruce and Larry take a surreal trip down a Lost Highway, visiting the 1997 David Lynch film of that name. Starring Bill Pullman, Patricia Arquette, Robert Blake and Robert Loggia, this bizarre psychological noir-thriller leaves you asking more questions than it answers. Questions like, 'What REALLY happened?' and 'Yeah, but what REALLY happened?' We talk about duality, reality and fantasy. We explore Lost Highway's connection to and influence from Carnival of Souls, an MMP favorite! All that and more in episode 86 of the Media Montage Podcast! One Fan Theory from Twin Peaks Gazette: http://www.twinpeaksgazette.com/article-articleID=63.cfm.html Visit us at: mediamontagepodcast.blogspot.com Email: mediamontagepodcast@gmail.com Our Comics: EarthmanPrime at Deviant Art Brain Teaser Comics: Brainteasercomics.com Twitter @larrykingundead @otterdisaster…

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MMP 85- Cult Films

2015-01-16 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 46m 25s

This week an in-depth discussion of Cult Films. What is a Cult Film? We talk weird and obscure movies loved by weird and obscure audiences. Rocky Horror, Buckaroo Banzai, The Dude, and Snake Plisskin all make it into the discussion. Pecking order, and the strive for authenticity in Cult Film fandom is looked at. Bruce makes a shocking Rocky Horror confession, and why is Buckaroo Banzai so important to Bruce and Larry? Find out all that and more in episode 85 of the Media Montage Podcast! Visit us at: mediamontagepodcast.blogspot.com Email: mediamontagepodcast@gmail.com Our Comics: Magna Comica: magnacomica.thecomicseries.com Brain Teaser Comics: Brainteasercomics.com Twitter @larrykingundead @otterdisaster…

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Grab Bag - Interview, Apes, Agent Carter

2015-01-09 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 42m 53s

Bruce and Larry kick off the new year with a Grab Bag episode. We discuss the hype and story around the Interview. We catch up on movies over the holidays with brief discussions of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, American Hustle, and The Grand Budapest Hotel. All that plus TV talk about Archer, Bob's Burgers, Galavant and Agent Carter in episode 84 of the Media Montage Podcast! Visit us at: mediamontagepodcast.blogspot.com Email: mediamontagepodcast@gmail.com Our Comics: Magna Comica: magnacomica.thecomicseries.com Brain Teaser Comics: Brainteasercomics.com Twitter @larrykingundead @otterdisaster…

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MMP 83-2014 Year in Review

2014-12-19 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 1h 4m 37s

2014 was another huge media year with big movies, big TV shows and more. Antonio Sanciolo stops by and shares his favorite items of the year with Bruce and Larry. What did we love? What did we hate? Marvel Movies and DC TV Shows, Underground Comix, reprint material, and more Guardians of the Galaxy talk. What are we looking forward to in 2015? All that an more in episode 83 of the Media Montage Podcast! Visit us at: mediamontagepodcast.blogspot.com Email: mediamontagepodcast@gmail.com Our Comics: Magna Comica: magnacomica.thecomicseries.com Brain Teaser Comics: Brainteasercomics.com Twitter @larrykingundead @otterdisaster…

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MMP-82_Censorship

2014-12-12 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 54m 6s

You can't say that! Bruce and Larry take a look at censorship in media. They examine the spectrum of censorship from outright government oppression to defacto censorship by corporations, to chilling effects to self-censorship. They visit self policing censorship be media in the forms of the Comics Code, movie and TV ratings and the ill-advised Parental Advisory stickers of the 1980s. What effects do these various censorship methods have on content? Is censorship ever advisable? Were the Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television really that bad? We use those dirty words and a few others, so be warned. Sensitive material in episode 81 of the Media Montage Podcast! Visit us at: mediamontagepodcast.blogspot.com Email: mediamontagepodcast@gmail.com Our Comics: Magna Comica: magnacomica.thecomicseries.com Brain Teaser Comics: Brainteasercomics.com Twitter @larrykingundead @otterdisaster…

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MMP 81: Willow (1988)

2014-12-05 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 38m 15s

The 1980s saw a number of fantasy films released, and the genre culminated in 1988's Willow, starring Warwick Davis and Val Kilmer from the minds of George Lucas and Ron Howard. It was a highly anticipated effects filled movie that represented the advent of some new filmmaking tecniques. Bruce and Larry have differing opinions on this movie. Does it hold up? How does it compare to modern fantasy films, and the other fantasy releases of its era? Where does it fit between Star Wars and the Lord of the Rings? Bruce and Larry discuss story, effects and the broader 80s fantasy genre in Episode 81 of the Media Montage Podcast! Visit us at mediamontagepodcast.blogspot.com Email: mediamontagepodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @otterdisaster @larrykingundead…

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MMP 80 - The Flash on CW

2014-11-21 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 40m 46s

This week Bruce and Larry take a look at the Fastest Show Alive, CW's The Flash! Does this highly anticipated superhero show live up to the hype? Does it measure up to other capes and tights shows and films? Should you tune in every week? Should you watch it before, or after Agents of SHIELD? We look at Grant Gustin as the titular hero, Barry Allen. We talk effects, villains, sidekicks, crossovers, and much more. Where did it come from, and where is it going? Run as fast as you can and tell your friends about Episode 80 of the Media Montage Podcast! Visit us at mediamontagepodcast.blogspot.com Email: mediamontagepodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @otterdisaster @larrykingundead…

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MMP 79: Making Mini-comics

2014-11-14 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 1h 4m 38s

Bruce and Larry want you to do it yourself as they explore the world of self published mini-comics! Larry has been making them for seven years, and he challenged Bruce to complete two minicomics in just a few weeks. Was Bruce up to the task? They discuss the Do It Yourself ethos and personal satisfaction in making mini-comics and of self-publishing your own art and writing. They talk size and format, digital vs analog, traditional stories vs experimental, pricing and even ways to monetize your mini-comics in Episode 79 of the Media Montage Podcast! Read Larry’s Mincomics: Run – http://earthmanprime.deviantart.com/art/RUN-Cover-488887348 Queen of the Hill - http://earthmanprime.deviantart.com/art/Queen-of-the-Hill-Cover-492070696 Bag of Bones - http://earthmanprime.deviantart.com/art/Bag-of-Bones-Cover-486499313 Read Bruce’s Minicomics: http://blanktapecomics.com/ Here are simple instructions for a single 8.5x11 8 page minicomic that prints on a single side of paper: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4Pb5tLQ4NE How to Make Mini-Comics by the International Cartoonist Conspiracy: http://cartoonistconspiracy.com/images/lil_library/minicomics_comic.pdf And by Big Time Attic: http://www.bigtimeattic.com/blog/2007/03/tips-and-tricks-how-to-make-minicomic.html Visit us at: mediamontagepodcast.blogspot.com Email: mediamontagepodcast@gmail.com Our Comics: Magna Comica: magnacomica.thecomicseries.com Brain Teaser Comics: Brainteasercomics.com Twitter @larrykingundead @otterdisaster…

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Antonio Sanciolo/WhiteTiger Grafiks

2014-11-07 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 24m 9s

This week Bruce and Larry sit down for a visit with Antonio Sanciolo of White Tiger Grafiks. Antonio is the creator of The Public Menace, the day to day dealings with the public at a cinema, and Parental Guidance, concerning new fatherhood. We talk influences, process, tools and more with Antonio Sanciolo in Episode 78 of the Media Montage Podcast! Antonio’s Site: http://whitetigergrafiks.com/ Visit us at: mediamontagepodcast.blogspot.com Email: mediamontagepodcast@gmail.com Our Comics: Magna Comica: magnacomica.thecomicseries.com Brain Teaser Comics: Brainteasercomics.com Twitter @larrykingundead @otterdisaster…

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Paul Lynde Halloween Special (1976)

2014-10-31 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 38m 31s

The Media Montage Podcast finishes of our month of Halloween themed episodes with one of the strangest things we’ve ever watched. Imagine comedian Paul Lynde of Bewitched and Hollywood Squares fame, assembling characters from the World of Sid and Marty Krofft, The Wizard of Oz, Tim Conway, Betty White and rock band KISS in their television network debut, for a Halloween themed comedy/variety special. That’s what happened on October 29th, 1976, and Larry and I take an in depth look at this surreal TV Special. Hear Larry’s Paul Lynde impersonation, and contemplate Bruce and Larry’s Pitch for the Louis C.K. Halloween Special. The scariest thing we watched all month long in Episode 77 of the Media Montage Podcast! Visit us at: mediamontagepodcast.blogspot.com Email: mediamontagepodcast@gmail.com Our Comics: Magna Comica: magnacomica.thecomicseries.com Brain Teaser Comics: Brainteasercomics.com Twitter @larrykingundead @otterdisaster…

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MMP 76 Dr. Strange (1978 TV Movie)

2014-10-24 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 37m 50s

The Media Montage Podcast continues with Halloween themed episodes all month long. In this episode Bruce and Larry go back to the magical era 1978 and visit a Marvel Comics adaptation of Dr. Strange. Peter Hooten as Doctor Strange, Clyde Kusatsu as Wong, Jessica Walter as Morgan Le Fay and as Clea Lake. Was this a faithful adaptation of the comics? Was there any real potential in this pilot for an ongoing series. Did this movie make the upcoming Dr. Strange feature more or less anticipated? Find out in Episode 76 of the Media Montage Podcast! Visit us at: mediamontagepodcast.blogspot.com Email: mediamontagepodcast@gmail.com Our Comics: Magna Comica: magnacomica.thecomicseries.com Brain Teaser Comics: Brainteasercomics.com Twitter @larrykingundead @otterdisaster…

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MMP 75 - Carnival of Souls (1962)

2014-10-17 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 40m 55s

The Media Montage Podcast continues with Halloween themed episodes all month long. In this episode Bruce and Larry take a look at the 1962 cult classic Carnival of Souls. Candace Hilligoss stars as Mary who begins to experience strange visions following a car accident. Why does a ghostly man beckon Mary to an abandoned carnival? Find out the secret of Herk Harvey’s Carnival of Souls in Episode 75 of the Media Montage Podcast! Watch Carnival of Souls Here: https://archive.org/details/CarnivalOfSouls720p1962 Visit us at: mediamontagepodcast.blogspot.com Email: mediamontagepodcast@gmail.com Our Comics: Magna Comica: magnacomica.thecomicseries.com Brain Teaser Comics: Brainteasercomics.com Twitter @larrykingundead @otterdisaster…

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MMP 74 - The Burning (1981)

2014-10-10 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 37m 32s

The Media Montage Podcast continues with Halloween themed episodes all month long. In this episode Bruce and Larry take a look at another overlooked cult film. This time we visit the slasher genre of horror films in 1981’s The Burning. An Urban Legend comes to camp in the form of Cropsy, a garden shears wielding fiend with vengeance on his twisted mind. A fantastic script and a cast of future stars including Jason Alexander, Fisher Stevens and Holly Hunter elevate The Burning above a lot of other slasher fare in Episode 74 of the Media Montage Podcast! Visit us at: mediamontagepodcast.blogspot.com Email: mediamontagepodcast@gmail.com Our Comics: Magna Comica: magnacomica.thecomicseries.com Brain Teaser Comics: Brainteasercomics.com Twitter @larrykingundead @otterdisaster…

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MMP 73 - The Monster Squad (1987)

2014-10-03 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 43m 18s

October is upon us and The Media Montage Podcast is celebrating with Halloween themed episodes all month long. In this episode Bruce and Larry take a look at the often overlooked cult classic horror-comedy The Monster Squad, from 1987. Dracula, the Frankenstein Monster, The Gill Man, and the Mummy wreak havoc in a small town, while a band of brave kids work to end their evil. Andrew Gower, Tom Noonan, Duncan Regehr, Jonathan Gries, and Stephen Mach star it this creature feature. Find out how Dracula adjourns a meeting in Episode 73 of the Media Montage Podcast! Visit us at: mediamontagepodcast.blogspot.com Email: mediamontagepodcast@gmail.com Our Comics: Magna Comica: magnacomica.thecomicseries.com Brain Teaser Comics: Brainteasercomics.com Twitter @larrykingundead @otterdisaster…

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MMP 72: Music Matters

2014-09-26 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 46m 22s

Music is everywhere, and it shapes our lives in interesting ways. Bruce and Larry take a look at their formative years, discovering, listening to and sharing music. We tell some tales about discovery of our favorite bands, and share the emotional impact of music at specific moments in our lives. Bruce tells a tale of a girl who shared a name with a popular song, and Larry faces down the Ace of Spades! How do we discover our music? Does format affect the way we consume our music? Find out why music matters in Episode 72 of the Media Montage Podcast! Visit us at: mediamontagepodcast.blogspot.com Email: mediamontagepodcast@gmail.com Our Comics: Magna Comica: magnacomica.thecomicseries.com Brain Teaser Comics: Brainteasercomics.com Twitter @larrykingundead @otterdisaster…

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MMP 71 - Nick Fury Agent of SHIELD

2014-09-19 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 33m 16s

Agents of SHIELD Season 2 will be premiering soon so Larry and Bruce travel back in time to visit the first live action SHIELD movie, 1998’s Nick Fury Agent of SHIELD starring none other than the Hoff! David Hasselhoff and Lisa Rinna star in this made for TV movie that served as a failed pilot for a potential series. High camp, a questionable plot by the villains, and cigars that get chewed as much as the scenery. This all leads to a discussion about the evolution of Marvel’s live action from the 70s to today in Episode 71 of the Media Montage Podcast! Visit us at: mediamontagepodcast.blogspot.com Email: mediamontagepodcast@gmail.com Our Comics: Magna Comica: magnacomica.thecomicseries.com Brain Teaser Comics: Brainteasercomics.com Twitter @larrykingundead @otterdisaster…

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Operation: Paperclip Nazis in America

2014-09-12 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 40m 36s

World War II ended and all the Nazis were brought to justice in the Nuremberg trials, following the war. Or were they? History is full of examples of escaped Nazis being captured long after the war was over. What about the ones that were brought to America? By the Americans? This week Bruce and Larry look at Operation: Paperclip and some of its cousins. US Intelligence operations that brought former Nazi scientists, and others, to work IN and FOR the US during the Cold War. We talk about characters like Werner Von Braun, Reinhard Gehlen and other Nazis who became key figures in post-war American history. How and why did this happen, and how did the actions in the past affect the world of today? Find out in Episode 70 of the Media Montage Podcast! Visit us at: mediamontagepodcast.blogspot.com Email: mediamontagepodcast@gmail.com Our Comics: Magna Comica: magnacomica.thecomicseries.com Brain Teaser Comics: Brainteasercomics.com Twitter @larrykingundead @otterdisaster…

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Fall TV Season New & Returning (2014)

2014-09-05 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 48m 26s

Fall is nearly upon us and that means the New Fall Television Season is here. Bruce and Larry take a closer look at some new and returning shows. Arrow, The Flash, Big Bang Theory, Agents of SHIELD and Grace Point are discussed. What are we looking forward to and what will we be avoiding? Doctor Who has a new season, and a new Doctor, plus old Who stars David Tennant and Karen Gillan have new Network shows. Bruce even shares his thoughts on the pilot episode of Karen Gillan’s new show, Selfie. Tune in for Episode 69 of the Media Montage Podcast! Visit us at: mediamontagepodcast.blogspot.com Email: mediamontagepodcast@gmail.com Our Comics: Magna Comica: magnacomica.thecomicseries.com Brain Teaser Comics: Brainteasercomics.com Twitter @larrykingundead @otterdisaster…

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MMP 68 Noah (2014) Film & Graphic Novel

2014-08-29 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 39m 57s

You got your Post-Apocalyptic Sci-Fi in my Biblical Epic! No, you got your Biblical Epic in my Post-Apocalyptic Sci-Fi! This week Bruce and Larry visit Noah, the 2014 film by Darren Aronofsky, starring Russell Crowe, Anthony Perkins, Jennifer Connelly and Ray Winstone. We also look at the graphic novel that was concurrently created from the original screenplay. The wickedness of man, miracles and fallen angels inhabit the strange antediluvian earth of the story. We explore the sci-fi nature of the story, the bits and pieces added for dramatic effect, and the symbolism present throughout the tale. The flood is upon us in Episode 68 of the Media Montage Podcast! Visit us at: mediamontagepodcast.blogspot.com Email: mediamontagepodcast@gmail.com Our Comics: Magna Comica: magnacomica.thecomicseries.com Brain Teaser Comics: Brainteasercomics.com Twitter @larrykingundead @otterdisaster…

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MMP 67 - Nexus: God Con

2014-08-22 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 55m 4s

Nexus is an independent comic book from the minds of Mike Baron and Steve ‘The Dude’ Rude. It stars Horatio Hellpop as the great and powerful Nexus, a man tasked by the alien Merk with hunting down and executing the galaxy’s worst mass murderers from his base on the planet Ylum. In Nexus: God Con, Horatio and his lovely partner Sundra Peale deal with the arrival of all the One True Gods in the Universe to their cozy little world. Bruce and Larry take a look at this Nexus miniseries, its approach to controversial religious topics including Horatio’s crisis of faith, and confrontations with his (and the reader’s) conceptions of God. Religious stories can be a touchy subject, especially when some of your main characters are Jesus, Mohammed, the Buddha, Yahweh, and the embodiment of Evil. Are our hosts blasphemers, infidels, or true believers? …And does Bruce really know anything about Buddhism? Find out in Episode 67 of the Media Montage Podcast! Media Montage Podcast! Visit us at: mediamontagepodcast.blogspot.com Email: mediamontagepodcast@gmail.com Our Comics: Magna Comica: magnacomica.thecomicseries.com Brain Teaser Comics: Brainteasercomics.com Twitter @larrykingundead @otterdisaster…

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Grab Bag: Turtles, Fables, Avatar & More

2014-08-15 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 36m 22s

This week Bruce and Larry take a bit of a breather and discuss a veritable grab bag of media releases they've been enjoying. We have recommendations of what to enjoy and what to avoid. We talk expectations, disappointments and more. Larry recommends the Fables: A Wolf Among Us video game, The Weirding Willows and Lumberjanes comics. Bruce recommends rewatching Avatar: The Last Airbender and the current season of The Legend of Korra, and yes, even the new Ninja Turtles movie. We also briefly tackle: Wes Anderson movies What makes us leave comic book titles The ‘slow burn’ in long form stories, and when there is and is not an ultimate payoff to that burn How lowering expectations can make for a better movie going experience …and some of the things we have planned going in to year two of the Media Montage Podcast! Visit us at: mediamontagepodcast.blogspot.com Email: mediamontagepodcast@gmail.com Our Comics: Magna Comica: magnacomica.thecomicseries.com Brain Teaser Comics: Brainteasercomics.com Twitter @larrykingundead @otterdisaster…

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Guardians of the Galaxy (2014 Film)

2014-08-08 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 46m 23s

This week Bruce and Larry take a combative look at Peter Quill, Gamora, Drax, Rocket, and Groot as they guard the galaxy from the threat of Ronan the Accuser. The Guardians of the Galaxy are here, and another Marvel Cinematic Universe film is upon us! How does GOTG build on the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Is it a worthy entry in the annals of space opera? Do Larry and Bruce see eye to eye on this movie? (Hint: One of them loved it, the other? Not so much…) They debate the merits of GOTG as an action comedy, a space opera, a comic book movie, and what exactly happened with Yondu? Find out in Episode 65 of the Media Montage Podcast! We also celebrate the first anniversary of our show! Visit us at: mediamontagepodcast.blogspot.com Email: mediamontagepodcast@gmail.com Our Comics: Magna Comica: magnacomica.thecomicseries.com Brain Teaser Comics: Brainteasercomics.com Twitter @larrykingundead @otterdisaster…

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Guardians of the Galaxy: Earth/Overcome

2014-08-01 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 47m 27s

Another Marvel Cinematic Universe film is upon us! The Guardians of the Galaxy are here, and this week Bruce and Larry visit the origins of the Guardians by taking a look at Guardians of the Galaxy: Earth Shall Overcome. This volume reprints the first appearances of the Guardians in 1968. Do these stories hold up? What characters from these early stories will make their way into the film? Find out the answers to these burning questions in Episode 64 of the Media Montage Podcast! Visit us at: mediamontagepodcast.blogspot.com Email: mediamontagepodcast@gmail.com Our Comics: Magna Comica: magnacomica.thecomicseries.com Brain Teaser Comics: Brainteasercomics.com Twitter @larrykingundead @otterdisaster…

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MMP 63 -Weird Comics: The Eye Sees

2014-07-25 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 36m 43s

Comics’ Golden Age introduced a lot of weird concepts and The Eye Sees by Frank Thomas is a shining example. Appearing in Keen Detective Funnies and The Detective Eye, The Eye was a supernatural force for justice! Bruce and Larry take a look at The Eye and his surreal take on crime and punishment in Episode 63 of The Media Montage Podcast! The Eye Sees at the Digital Comic Museum: http://digitalcomicmuseum.com/preview/index.php?did=22372 Visit us at: mediamontagepodcast.blogspot.com Email: mediamontagepodcast@gmail.com Our Comics: Magna Comica: magnacomica.thecomicseries.com Brain Teaser Comics: Brainteasercomics.com Twitter @larrykingundead @otterdisaster…

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MMP 62 - Head Canon

2014-07-18 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 33m 14s

Canon is the official and accepted occurrences within a fictional story. Head Canon is when we imagine additional material, not in the book, movie or comic, to explain plot holes or just entertain ourselves. This week Bruce Larry discuss their own head canon thought on Independence Day, The Shining, The Prisoner, Super Troopers, The Flintsones, the Films of Quentin Tarantino, and Lost. All this and Bruce’s bizarre marriage of Star Wars and Smokey and the Bandit in Episode 62 of The Media Montage Podcast! Visit us at: mediamontagepodcast.blogspot.com Email: mediamontagepodcast@gmail.com Our Comics: Magna Comica: magnacomica.thecomicseries.com Brain Teaser Comics: Brainteasercomics.com Twitter @larrykingundead @otterdisaster…

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MMP 61- Miami Connection (1987)

2014-07-11 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 31m 10s

Miami Connection, the 1987 Tai Kwon Do action film set in Orlando is the topic of conversation this week. This film has emerged in the last few years as a new cult favorite, and Bruce and Larry explore what all the fuss is about. Directed by Richard Park (aka Woo-sang Park) the film stars Y.K. Kim as Mark, Vincent Hirsch, Joseph Diamond and Kathy Collier. Cocaine ninjas, Rock N Roll Martial Arts bands, Korean War babies and more in Episode 61 of the Media Montage Podcast! Drafthouse Films Official Miami Connection Site: http://miamiconnection.org/ Drafthouse Films Site: http://drafthousefilms.com/ Visit us at: mediamontagepodcast.blogspot.com Email: mediamontagepodcast@gmail.com Our Comics: Magna Comica: magnacomica.thecomicseries.com Brain Teaser Comics: Brainteasercomics.com Twitter @larrykingundead @otterdisaster…

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MMP 60 - Summer Blockbusters

2014-07-04 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 43m 14s

This week Larry and Bruce take a look at Summer Blockbusters. We talk about our favorites, the hits, the misses, and the outright failures! Explosions! Car Chases! Alien Invasions! All that and Batman, in Episode 60 of the Media Montage Podcast! Visit us at: mediamontagepodcast.blogspot.com Email: mediamontagepodcast@gmail.com Our Comics: Magna Comica: magnacomica.thecomicseries.com Brain Teaser Comics: Brainteasercomics.com Twitter @larrykingundead @otterdisaster…

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MMP 59: Conventions 2014

2014-06-27 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 42m 21s

It’s convention season! Larry and Bruce had the opportunity to attend conventions in their respective parts of the country over the last couple weeks. We take a look at meeting creators, long lines, and dealing with gropers. What do we love, and hate about cons? Find out in Episode 58 of the Media Montage Podcast. Some of the great creators we met, who were great to us! Rachel Deering on Twitter @racheldeering Her Site: http://www.racheldeering.com/ Batton Lash on Twitter @battonl His Site: http://exhibitapress.com/wp/ Tom Scioli on Twitter @tomscioli His Site: http://www.tomscioli.com/ Robin Childs on Twitter @robinofleylines Her Site: http://leylinescomic.com/ Visit us at: mediamontagepodcast.blogspot.com Email: mediamontagepodcast@gmail.com Our Comics: Magna Comica: magnacomica.thecomicseries.com Brain Teaser Comics: Brainteasercomics.com Twitter @larrykingundead @otterdisaster…

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Tank Girl: the Movie (1995) & the Comics

2014-06-20 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 38m 39s

A listener request! This week Bruce and Larry take a look at the 1995 cult film ‘Tank Girl’ and the comics by Alan Martin and Jamie Hewlitt that inspired it. We compare and contrast the comics and film. Does Lori Petty make a good Tank Girl? Does the energy and anarchy of the comics translate to film? Find out in episode 58 of the Media Montage Podcast! Visit us at: mediamontagepodcast.blogspot.com Email: mediamontagepodcast@gmail.com Our Comics: Magna Comica: magnacomica.thecomicseries.com Brain Teaser Comics: Brainteasercomics.com Twitter @larrykingundead @otterdisaster…

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MMP 57 - Snake Eater (1989)

2014-06-13 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 42m 32s

Lorenzo Lamas IS Soldier Kelly in Snake Eater! One man versus a rapey band of hillybilly killers. Set in a vague, ill-defined swampy area, this 1989 movie pays painful homage to Lethal Weapon, Rambo, Miami Vice, Death Wish, Chuck Norris, and other 80s action films. It also managed to spawn 2 sequels, that, against our better judgment, we agreed to revisit in the future. We take a look at what we loved and hated about this movie (mostly hated). See if Bruce and Larry survive their encounter with Snake Eater. . . in episode 57 of the Media Montage Podcast! Visit us at: mediamontagepodcast.blogspot.com Email: mediamontagepodcast@gmail.com Our Comics: Magna Comica: magnacomica.thecomicseries.com Brain Teaser Comics: Brainteasercomics.com Twitter @larrykingundead @otterdisaster…

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MMP 56- Comic Ages: Gold, Silver, Bronze

2014-06-06 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 56m 6s

Gold! Silver! Bronze! No, not the Olympics, but rather the Ages of Comics…This week Bruce and Larry take a look at, and try to make sense of the historical periods of comic books. When do these Ages begin and end? What criteria should be used to explore a break from one Age to another? Should we use the term Copper, Dark, Obsidian or something else for some of the more recent periods? We try to make sense of it all in Episode 56 of the Media Montage Podcast! Visit us at: mediamontagepodcast.blogspot.com Email: mediamontagepodcast@gmail.com Our Comics: Magna Comica: magnacomica.thecomicseries.com Brain Teaser Comics: Brainteasercomics.com Twitter @larrykingundead @otterdisaster…

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MMP 55-X-Men Days of Future Past: Movie

2014-05-30 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 44m 10s

We finish our 3 week exploration of the seminal Days of Future Past storyline from Uncanny X-Men 141 and 142 . This week, in Part III Bruce and Larry look the recently released X-Men: Days of Future Past live action film. We look at what we liked, what we didn’t, what characters drove the film, and what characters were little more than props. We argue about whether the X-Men film’s continuity may or may not matter, and Bruce and Larry have VERY different opinions of Days of Future Past-The Movie on episode 55 of the Media Montage Podcast! Visit us at: mediamontagepodcast.blogspot.com Email: mediamontagepodcast@gmail.com Our Comics: Magna Comica: magnacomica.thecomicseries.com Brain Teaser Comics: Brainteasercomics.com Twitter @larrykingundead @otterdisaster…

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MMP 54 XMen Days of Future Past Animated

2014-05-23 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 35m 36s

We continue our 3 week exploration of the seminal Days of Future Past story line from Uncanny X-Men 141 and 142, soon to be adapted into the fifth X-Men film. This week, in Part II Bruce and Larry look at 1993 episodes of X-Men: The Animated Series adapting the Days of Future Past story. We compare and contrast this story adapted 13 years after the original story, with the source material. Lumpy characters; Voice acting: The Good, the Bad and the Sexy; and Larry dressed as Gambit! Days of Future Past-The Animated Series on episode 54 of the Media Montage Podcast! Visit us at: mediamontagepodcast.blogspot.com Email: mediamontagepodcast@gmail.com Our Comics: Magna Comica: magnacomica.thecomicseries.com Brain Teaser Comics: Brainteasercomics.com Twitter @larrykingundead @otterdisaster…

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MMP 53 - X-Men Days of Future Past Comic

2014-05-16 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 41m 0s

We begin our 3 week exploration of the seminal Days of Future Past storyline from Uncanny X-Men 141 and 142, soon to be adapted into the fifth X-Men film. This week Bruce and Larry look at the original comic story, and its impact on the X-Men comics that followed. The iconic John Byrne art, and Chris Claremont writing are explored, as well as a passionate appreciation of lettering and inking from Bruce! Days of Future Past-The Comics on episode 53 of the Media Montage Podcast! Visit us at: mediamontagepodcast.blogspot.com Email: mediamontagepodcast@gmail.com Our Comics: Magna Comica: magnacomica.thecomicseries.com Brain Teaser Comics: Brainteasercomics.com Twitter @larrykingundead @otterdisaster…

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MMP 52: The Comics of Jack T. Chick

2014-05-09 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 51m 24s

You’ve probably seen them in Laundromats or handed out in the street. They are Chick Tracts, some of the weirdest indie comics ever made. Bruce and Larry discuss the comics of Jack T. Chick, his controversial ministry and the strange comic stories at its foundation. Chick Tracts on episode #52 of the Media Montage Podcast! Read Dark Dungeons: http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0046/0046_01.ASP Read The Last Generation: http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0046/0046_01.ASP Read Lisa: http://www.fmh-child.org/Lisa.html Read This Was Your Life: http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0001/0001_01.asp and the version for black audiences, It’s Your Life: http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/1101/1101_01.asp Read Hard Times: https://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/1102/1102_01.asp A Theory that Chick and R. Crumb are one and the same: http://www.curatormagazine.com/dylanpeterson/jack-chick-is-robert-crumb/ Visit us at: mediamontagepodcast.blogspot.com Email: mediamontagepodcast@gmail.com Our Comics: Magna Comica: magnacomica.thecomicseries.com Brain Teaser Comics: Brainteasercomics.com Twitter @larrykingundead @otterdisaster…

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MMP 51: Mysterious Deaths

2014-05-02 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 37m 34s

A group of people with similar backgrounds and jobs all die within a brief period of time by suicide, accident or disappearance. Does this defy all statistical probability or does it fall within normal parameters? Are they being ‘taken out’? Do they know too much? Bruce and Larry take a look at mysterious deaths, suicide clusters and related unsettling phenomena in this down the rabbit hole episode of the Media Montage Podcast! Visit us at: mediamontagepodcast.blogspot.com Email: mediamontagepodcast@gmail.com Our Comics: Magna Comica: magnacomica.thecomicseries.com Brain Teaser Comics: Brainteasercomics.com Twitter @larrykingundead @otterdisaster…

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MMP 50: The Terminator (1984)

2014-04-25 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 37m 47s

Bruce and Larry continue last week’s discussion with an examination of James Cameron’s 1984 Outer Limits inspired film The Terminator. We discuss parallel themes, scenes and imagery between the episodes and the film, as well as a take a deeper look at the Terminator sequels. Humanity, machines and Judgment Day on episode 50 of the Media Montage Podcast. Visit us at: mediamontagepodcast.blogspot.com Email: mediamontagepodcast@gmail.com Our Comics: Magna Comica: magnacomica.thecomicseries.com Brain Teaser Comics: Brainteasercomics.com Twitter @larrykingundead @otterdisaster…

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MMP 49: The Outer Limits - Soldier/Glass

2014-04-16 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 42m 54s

We once again return to classic Sci-Fi series The Outer Limits and look at 2 episodes with similar time travel themes. Soldier and Demon With A Glass Hand both feature men from the future arriving in the present day. What influences did these particular episodes have on subsequent pop culture? What themes are explored by these men out of time? Find out in Epidode 49 of the Media Montage Podcast. Visit us at: mediamontagepodcast.blogspot.com Email: mediamontagepodcast@gmail.com Our Comics: Magna Comica: magnacomica.thecomicseries.com Brain Teaser Comics: Brainteasercomics.com Twitter @larrykingundead @otterdisaster…

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MMP 48 Captain America: Winter Soldier

2014-04-11 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 46m 33s

The Marvel Cinematic Universe continues with Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Bruce and Larry take a look at the latest Marvel Movie. We look at the story, characters and themes of this blockbuster film. We also look at the Agents of SHIELD crossover episode, and Bruce confuses Scarlett Johansson and the Scarlet Witch…repeatedly. Yield to the shield in Episode 48 of the Media Montage Podcast! Visit us at: mediamontagepodcast.blogspot.com Email: mediamontagepodcast@gmail.com Our Comics: Magna Comica: magnacomica.thecomicseries.com Brain Teaser Comics: Brainteasercomics.com Twitter @larrykingundead @otterdisaster…

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MMP 47 - Comics: Good, Bad & Ugly

2014-04-04 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 53m 30s

The state of comics today, as a medium, as an industry and as an art form are discussed. Bruce and Larry look at how comics are sold, the good, the bad, and the ugly of retail and digital. We get really passionate about comics for kids, adults and in between, all while Bruce finds it in his heart to vigorously defends Rob Liefeld. The State of Comics: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly on Media Montage Podcast 47! Visit us at: mediamontagepodcast.blogspot.com Email: mediamontagepodcast@gmail.com Our Comics: Magna Comica: magnacomica.thecomicseries.com Brain Teaser Comics: Brainteasercomics.com Twitter @larrykingundead @otterdisaster…

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MMP 46 - The Apocalypse in Pop Culture

2014-03-28 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 34m 45s

In today’s episode Bruce and Larry discuss the end of everything as the Apocalypse strikes pop culture. Why does the end of everything show up again and again in popular entertainment? Does the obsession with the end of the world have something to say about the perseverance of humanity, or do we just have a death wish? We look at post-apocalyptic pop culture on Episode 46 of the Media Montage Podcast. Visit us at: mediamontagepodcast.blogspot.com Email: mediamontagepodcast@gmail.com Our Comics: Magna Comica: magnacomica.thecomicseries.com Brain Teaser Comics: Brainteasercomics.com Twitter @larrykingundead @otterdisaster…

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MMP 45 - Corman's Fantastic Four (1994)

2014-03-21 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 37m 43s

2015 will bring us a reboot of the Fantastic Four film franchise, but Bruce and Larry travel back to 1994 to take a look at the first, doomed live action Fantastic Four movie. Is it as bad as legend says? We look at the film on its own merits and come to some surprising conclusions. Visit us at: mediamontagepodcast.blogspot.com Email: mediamontagepodcast@gmail.com Our Comics: Magna Comica: magnacomica.thecomicseries.com Brain Teaser Comics: Brainteasercomics.com Twitter @larrykingundead @otterdisaster…

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MMP 44 - Advanced Ancient Civilizations

2014-03-14 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 38m 54s

Did an advanced civilization once exist prior to Sumeria and Egypt? Did such a culture inhabit coastal areas all around the world and inspire the legends of Atlantis, Lemuria and Mu? Bruce and Larry take a look at theories of a 12,000 year old advanced human culture that may or may not have had nuclear weapons and airships. We’re talking Ancient Civilizations on the Media Montage Podcast. Visit us at: mediamontagepodcast.blogspot.com Email: mediamontagepodcast@gmail.com Our Comics: Magna Comica: magnacomica.thecomicseries.com Brain Teaser Comics: Brainteasercomics.com Twitter @larrykingundead @otterdisaster…

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MMP 43 AUDIO FIX -Westphall-Crossovers

2014-03-08 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 36m 24s

Fixed the audio open and close! Does every TV show exist in the mind of St. Elsewhere’s Tommy Westphall? We explore that hypothesis as well as the pros and cons of shared continuity across multiple shows, comics and movies. We discuss the quasi-organic emergence of shared universes as well as highly planned ones. Does a tightly integrated, detailed continuity or a loose, tangential continuity make for better storytelling? Visit us at: mediamontagepodcast.blogspot.com Email: mediamontagepodcast@gmail.com Our Comics: Magna Comica: magnacomica.thecomicseries.com Brain Teaser Comics: Brainteasercomics.com Twitter @larrykingundead @otterdisaster…

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MMP 42 -Stand-Up Comics

2014-02-28 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 41m 23s

Have you heard the one about…? We pay homage to the funniest of the funny as Bruce and Larry have a discussion about Stand-Up Comedy. We talk about discovering stand-up, our favorite comedians of the past and present, as well as how laughter and jokes are important parts of keeping a sane society. Learn which one of us can tell a joke in Episode 42 of the Media Montage Podcast! Visit us at: mediamontagepodcast.blogspot.com Email: mediamontagepodcast@gmail.com Our Comics: Magna Comica: magnacomica.thecomicseries.com Brain Teaser Comics: Brainteasercomics.com Twitter @larrykingundead @otterdisaster…

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MMP 41 - Robocop(s) 2014 vs. 1987

2014-02-21 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 41m 48s

Bruce and Larry discuss the 2014 remake of Robocop, as well as the 1987 original. Does the satire, humor and violence or the original find its way into the new version? Does the new version offer anything new? We compare, contrast, and discuss robots, cyborgs and society in two films separated by 27 years. Visit us at: mediamontagepodcast.blogspot.com Email: mediamontagepodcast@gmail.com Our Comics: Magna Comica: magnacomica.thecomicseries.com Brain Teaser Comics: Brainteasercomics.com Twitter @larrykingundead @otterdisaster…

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MMP 40: Nerd Rage-Fandom Part 3

2014-02-14 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 49m 8s

In this episode Bruce and Larry return once again to fandom, and discuss the phenomena of Nerd Rage, the tendency of hardcore fans to over react to news about their favorite comics, TV shows, Movies and even sports teams. What causes this passionate response? We look at likely reasons and explore some of our own Nerd Rage moments. Some course language in this one... Visit us at: mediamontagepodcast.blogspot.com Email: mediamontagepodcast@gmail.com Our Comics: Magna Comica: magnacomica.thecomicseries.com Brain Teaser Comics: Brainteasercomics.com Twitter @larrykingundead @otterdisaster…

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MMP 39: Piper and Ventura in Tag Team

2014-02-07 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 36m 29s

Two pro wrestlers, blackballed from their sport, are forced to become cops to pay the bills. In this episode Bruce and Larry discuss Tag Team, the 1991 pilot for the Jesse Ventura/Rowdy Roddy Piper action adventure show that, sadly, did not get picked up as a regular series. Also stars Shannon Tweed, Ray Tyler, Robin Curtis and Jennifer Runyon. Visit us at: mediamontagepodcast.blogspot.com Email: mediamontagepodcast@gmail.com Our Comics: Magna Comica: magnacomica.thecomicseries.com Brain Teaser Comics: Brainteasercomics.com Twitter @larrykingundead @otterdisaster…

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MMP 38: Is Google Becoming Skynet?

2014-01-31 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 40m 3s

In this episode Bruce and Larry discuss Google’s recent acquisitions and mergers with robotics, artificial intelligence and related companies, and how it relates to the Terminator franchise’s evil AI, Skynet. Could AI run amok? Would a superior machine intelligence love or hate mankind? Would it even care? Is a robot going to take your job? All this and more… Visit us at: mediamontagepodcast.blogspot.com Email: mediamontagepodcast@gmail.com Our Comics: Magna Comica: magnacomica.thecomicseries.com Brain Teaser Comics: Brainteasercomics.com Twitter @larrykingundead @otterdisaster…

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Media Montage Podcast 37: Stray Bullets

2014-01-24 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 47m 2s

In this episode Bruce and Larry read the first 4 issues of David Lapham’s indy crime-noir series, Stray Bullets. Violence, grim happenings and fascinating character pieces populate this comic which began in 1995. Pulp Fiction, David Lynch and the Coen Brothers appear to serve as influences on this series. 1-4 now available for free download at Comixology: http://www.comixology.com/Stray-Bullets/comics-series/13959 Visit us at: mediamontagepodcast.blogspot.com Email: mediamontagepodcast@gmail.com Our Comics: Magna Comica: magnacomica.thecomicseries.com Brain Teaser Comics: Brainteasercomics.com Twitter @larrykingundead @otterdisaster…

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Media Montage Podcast 36: Iron Eagle

2014-01-17 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 46m 59s

In this episode Bruce and Larry look at ‘crackerjack fighter pilot picture’ Iron Eagle from 1986 starring Lou Gossett Jr. and Jason Gedrick, with a bit part by the always adorable Shawnee Smith. Jingoistic Mid-80s foreign policy, some dicey special effects, and skyrocketing gas prices all figure into this very 80s actioner. Visit us at: mediamontagepodcast.blogspot.com Email: mediamontagepodcast@gmail.com Our Comics: Magna Comica: magnacomica.thecomicseries.com Brain Teaser Comics: Brainteasercomics.com Twitter @larrykingundead @otterdisaster…

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Media Montage 35: Adaptations

2014-01-10 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 45m 13s

In this episode Bruce and Larry look at adaptation of stories from one medium to another. How do various adaptations stack up? What works best? Comics to film, film to TV, books to film, comics to video games or something else? Batman, Watchmen, M*A*S*H, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer all originated in one medium and into another. Visit us at: mediamontagepodcast.blogspot.com Email: mediamontagepodcast@gmail.com Our Comics: Magna Comica: magnacomica.thecomicseries.com Brain Teaser Comics: Brainteasercomics.com Twitter @larrykingundead @otterdisaster…

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MMP 34: 2013 Year in Review

2013-12-19 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 55m 3s

In this episode Bruce and Larry reflect on 2013 movies, TV, comics, podcasting and life in general at year's end. Visit us at: mediamontagepodcast.blogspot.com Email: mediamontagepodcast@gmail.com Our Comics: Magna Comica: magnacomica.thecomicseries.com Brain Teaser Comics: Brainteasercomics.com Twitter @larrykingundead @otterdisaster…

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MMP 33: Fandom 2 - The Fans Take Over

2013-12-17 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 31m 16s

In this episode Bruce and Larry expand and continue their discussion on Fandom from Media Montage Podcast 31. The fans have taken over! In many cases fans have become the creators of the characters they’ve grown up with. We talk about the implications, positive and negative, of this. We also take a look at fan fiction, fan films, and fan art, as extension of our media, and as inspiration for making our own. Visit us at: mediamontagepodcast.blogspot.com Email: mediamontagepodcast@gmail.com Our Comics Magna Comica: magnacomica.thecomicseries.com Brain Teaser Comics: Brainteasercomics.com Twitter @larrykingundead @otterdisaster…

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MMP 32: Rock 'N Roll Conspiracies

2013-12-10 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 30m 2s

In this episode Bruce and Larry take a look at a few crazy conspiracy theories surround the already weird world of Rock 'N Roll. Faked Deaths, mind controlled CIA agents, and the global Satanic underground. Play this podcast backward for hidden instructions!…

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Media Montage 31: Fandom

2013-12-05 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 30m 1s

In this episode Bruce and Larry talk about Fandom as a subculture. We look at the positive and negative aspects of rabid followers of popular culture, and try to put it all in perspective.…

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Media Montage 30: Man of Steel

2013-12-03 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 30m 6s

Man of Steel is now available on home video and Bruce and Larry take another look at the most recent Superman film. Larry feels one way, Bruce feels another. We discuss what we like, and what we don't and one of us comes around to a different read on the film right as we run out of time...…

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Media Montage 29: The Day of the Doctor

2013-11-26 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 30m 6s

Today Larry and Bruce discuss the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who, and the Special Episode 'The Day of the Doctor'. Did it pay proper tribute to the past? Was it any good? Were there any surprises?…

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Media Montage 28: The JFK Hit

2013-11-21 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 30m 5s

The 50th Anniversary of the John F. Kennedy Assassination is this week. Larry and Bruce look at the assassination as the mother of modern conspiracy theory, the gateway to many other conspiracy theories, and some the myriad of tendrils that spring from it.…

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Media Montage 27: Is This Tomorrow?

2013-11-19 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 28m 55s

Bruce and Larry take a look at a wonderful piece of anti-communist propaganda: Is This Tomorrow? - America Under Communism. The Cold War was just ramping up in 1947, when this fascinating comic book was released by the Catechetical Guild Educational Society.…

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Media Montage 26: The Wraith

2013-11-14 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 30m 19s

An angel of retribution drives a really cool car, and seeks retribution against the criminal gang that killed him. Bruce and Larry look at The Wraith from 1986, starring Charlie Sheen, Sherilyn Fenn, Nick Cassavetes, and Randy Quaid as Sheriff Loomis.…

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Media Montage 25: Cryptids

2013-11-12 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 29m 25s

Have you ever seen a Bigfoot, Yeti, Loch ness monster, Chupacabra, Jersey devil, Jackalope, or Lizard Man? In this episode Larry and Bruce discuss cryptids, those mysterious creatures that defy discovery, yet seem to wander the hidden corners of bogs, forests and mountains all over the world.…

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Media Montage 24: Generation X Movie '96

2013-11-07 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 30m 4s

The X-Men celebrate their 50th anniversary this month! In honor of this milestone, Bruce and Larry take a look at the first live action X-Men adaptations. It's Fox's 1996, made for TV adaptation of Marvel Comic's Generation X with Matt Frewer and Finolaa Hughes! It's Mutantastic! It's Freweriffic! It's a Spandexapalooza!…

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Media Montage 23: Free at Comixology

2013-11-05 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 30m 5s

Bruce and Larry look at some free comics available at comixology.com Rebel Angels #1 Saga #1 Retrowood #1 Manhattan Projects #1…

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Media Montage 22: Wes Craven's Shocker!

2013-10-31 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 30m 4s

Bruce and Larry take a closer look at Agent Skinner himself, Mitch Pileggi, as an electrically charged serial killer in Wes Craven's 'Shocker', from 1989. Yikes!…

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Media Montage 21: Conspiratainment

2013-10-29 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 30m 1s

In this episode Larry and Bruce discuss the concept of 'conspiratainment', or conspiracy as entertainment. Is it all just crazy, nutbar rambling or do conspiracy theories have value in and of themselves? We try to figure it out while traveling down the rabbit-hole.…

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Media Montage 20: Superheroes on PBS

2013-10-24 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 30m 4s

Larry and Bruce discuss the much lauded PBS documentary Superheroes: A Never Ending Battle. What did we like, what didn't we like? Find out our take on their take of the history of superheroes!…

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Media Montage 19: Agents of SHIELD

2013-10-22 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 30m 4s

Bruce and Larry discuss Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the spin-off television series for Marvel's Cinematic Universe. Do we love it? Hate it? Is Agent Coulson the Original Human Torch? Do we even talk about Skye?…

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Media Montage 18: Maximum Overdrive

2013-10-17 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 29m 15s

Bruce and Larry discuss Stephen King's directorial debut from 1986, the sci-fi/horror schlockfest Maximum Overdrive. It asks the musical question, 'Who made who?' when machines come to life and attack humanity!…

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Media Montage 17: Briefer's Frankenstein

2013-10-08 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 28m 27s

Bruce and Larry discuss Dick Briefer's Golden Age Frankenstein comics. Humor and horror mix and merge in wonderful, fantastical, hilarious short comics tales featuring vampires, mummies, mutants and more!…

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Media Montage 16: Simulation Theory

2013-10-03 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 29m 50s

Do we live in the Matrix, or a video game, or some elaborate version of the Sims? Larry and Bruce discuss the weird implications of Simulation Theory, the notion that the world we experience is a large scale computer simulation.…

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Media Montage 15: The Outer Limits OBIT

2013-10-01 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 29m 59s

This week Bruce and Larry discuss OBIT, the Outer Limits episode that originally aired 11/4/63, but seems ripped from today's headlines. Somebody is watching you!…

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Media Montage 14: From Beyond

2013-09-26 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 30m 5s

Bruce and Larry revisit the 1986 Cult Horror Classic, From Beyond based on an HP Lovecraft story. Jeffrey Combs and the lovely Barbara Crampton face off against horrible things from another dimension with sexy, and gory results!…

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Media Montage 13: Some Digital Comics

2013-09-24 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 29m 57s

This week Larry and Bruce discuss digitally delivered comics. Web Comics, Digital Readers, and how digital delivery affects storytelling, pacing and presentation.…

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Media Montage 12: Disclosure

2013-09-19 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 30m 13s

This Week is another trip down the rabbit hole as Bruce and Larry discuss the concept of Disclosure, the idea that governments, in conjunction with Hollywood, are slowly revealing the existence of extraterrestrial contact to the general populace with the ultimate goal of official acknowledgement.…

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Media Montage 11: Wrasslin'

2013-09-17 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 30m 0s

Larry and Bruce discuss the wild world of Professional Wrestling, the crazy characters, zany stories and the darker side of the industry too. Whatcha gonna do, when Mediamania runs wild on you!…

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Media Montage 10: Remakes

2013-09-12 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 29m 54s

This week Larry and Bruce tackle remake madness. Is the current crop of remakes and adaptations a bane on the world of film? Or has the tendency to re-do, adapt and remake been there from the beginning?…

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Media Montage 9: Some Weird Comics

2013-09-10 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 30m 5s

This Week Larry and Bruce talk comics...Weird Ones! Some strange books from our collections, The Eye, The Purple Claw, The Anomalies, and of course Stardust the Super Wizard. They also discuss the Digital Comics Museum where you can read some of these wonderfully weird books.…

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Media Montage 8: Predictive Programming

2013-09-05 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 29m 46s

This week Larry and Bruce discuss the conspiracy theory concept of predictive programming in media. Is it happening or is it just coincidence? Does the illuminati 'reveal the method' before unleashing their sinister plots? Or do artists just explore so many possible eventualities in TV, Film and comics that some of them are bound to come true? Join us as we try to figure it out.…

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Media Montage 7: Burning Arrows

2013-09-03 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 29m 57s

Bruce and Larry visit action adventure TV shows this week in the form of Arrow and Burn Notice. Arrow, a show that is just ramping up for its second season, and Burn notice a show quickly coming up on its series finale.…

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Media Montage 6: Never Too Young To Die

2013-08-29 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 30m 3s

Bruce and Larry discuss Never Too Young to Die (1986), a trash action flick starring John Stamos, Gene Simmons and Vanity. A movie so unbelievably bad, you have a great time hating it!…

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Media Montage 5: Happy Birthday Jack!

2013-08-27 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 30m 4s

Jack Kirby's Birthday! Bruce and Larry discuss comics legend Jack 'the King' Kirby on the eve of his 96th birthday.…

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Media Montage 4: Conspiracy!

2013-08-22 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 29m 58s

This week Bruce and Larry take a trip down the rabbit hole into conspiracy theories. They discussed their introduction the weird wild world of assassinations, UFOs, JFK and the New World Order. In Search Of..., The X-Files and more!…

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Media Montage 3: Formative Years Movies

2013-08-20 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 29m 59s

This week Bruce and Larry discuss their early movie watching experiences. They talk about the first movies they saw in theaters, and the horror, action and Sci-Fi flicks watched on cable.…

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Media Montage 2: Formative Years TV

2013-08-16 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 30m 4s

This week Larry and Bruce discuss their early TV experiences, and the television they grew up with and how TV grew up with them. Syndication, afternoon cartoons, and prime time adventures.…

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Media Montage 1: Formative Years Comics

2013-08-08 :: Bruce Otter
Length: 30m 18s

Part One of our formative experiences in pop culture and media. Bruce and Larry discuss their early comics reading.…

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Bruce Otter

Cartoonist and podcaster who teams up with fellow comics creator Larry each week to discuss comics, movies, TV and conspiracy.

Bruce Otter


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