Thu, 30 October 2014
And with Episode 23 (on Halloween, no less) we bring the month of horror to a close, in a way that only For All Intents and Purposes can.
Week in Geek: Andrew played Civilization: Beyond Earth while Dan talks about his comic but also watched Shadow of the Vampire in honor of the Halloween episode.
The Dead That Started It All: In celebration of the scariest month of the year, Dan and Andrew decided to sit down and watch the original 1968 George Romero classic, Night of the Living Dead, and they were really impressed for being the movie that basically established the genre.
Love the Craft: Dan gave Andrew homework to read what he feels is one of Lovecraft's creepier stories, "The Thing on the Doorstep."
Boasts of Bethel: The Boasts return with a rather serious contemplation of monsters both real and imaginary and how they seem to be much closer than we thought, given recent events among nerds and geeks.
Question of the Week: Since Halloween is over, they leave the horror behind and, instead, jump onto another favorite topic of theirs.
With DC and Marvel making all kinds of announcements all over the place, is there some superhero product (game, book, movie, music, etc.)––that doesn't necessarily have to do with the Big Two––that you feel deserves more attention?
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For all intents and purposes, that was an episode recap.
-"Stayin' in Black" by Wax Audio
-"March of the Dead" by Danny Elfman (from The Army of Darkness)
-"Journey into Darkness" by Steve Henefin (from Eternal Darkness)
-"Death in the Darkness" by Jeremy Soule (from Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim)
-"Thriller" by Michael Jackson
I almost forgot to post my answer this week. Hope you haven't recorded this section yet. I'm gonna go with a property that might not officially fall into the super hero genre, but I think it fits considering the main character can speak to ghosts and the other main character can influence computers to such a degree as to indistinguish his abilities from magic. 'A Girl and Her Fed' is currently my favorite webcomic, plus the story has expanded to two novels featuring another protagonist with the magic technology powers. It's a great piece of fiction, addressing modern concerns like privacy and cybernetics. Plus, it has a foul-mouthed talking koala and the ghost of Benjamin Franklin. http://www.agirlandherfed.com/