Sunday, February 22, 2015

Two Bards, One Mic – Episode 86: Point and Quip Adventures

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Intro music by Randall Marsh
Description: Weeks in Review, Starr Mazer, Questions and Answers, Lots of Questions and Answers, A Few Rants For Good Measure.

Weeks in Review
+ Starr Mazer: Web | Kickstarter | Twitch

+ VHS Glitch Theme-ix Remix (soundcloud)
Two Bards Food Truck!
+ Scott celebrated Tom Brophy's birthday and saw Nitewave (FB).
+ Steve Snoey's America's Fighting Dinosaur (kickstarter)
+ Scott is shooting a training video with Frank Lawler (web)
+ Watched SNL 40th Anniversary (NBC)
+ Hoodwinked (IMDB) 


27:45. Laura Adams. I just watched a video about Immersive Binaural Audio. Have you heard of it and what do you think of it?
 + Good Mythical Morning: Locked in a Sensory Deprivation Tank (YouTube)

36:40. Dennis Nichol. With all the hub-bub about Starr Mazer recently.... Andy: What's your history with other space genre games? Any favs? (I dug Freelancer and Trade Wars 2002).
+ SpaceQuest (wiki), Tie Fighter (wiki), X-Wing (wiki), Descent (wiki), R-Type (wiki), Life Force (aka Salamander) (wiki), Twinkle Star Sprites (wiki), TwinBee (wiki), Sportsball (web)

39:10. Dennis Nichol. Scott: From the conversations you've had with Galileo in your youth, how do you think he'd feel about how far we've come in space knowledge/exploration? You think he'd be excited about Starr Mazer?
+ Hedy Lamarr 's Frequency-hopping spread-spectrum invention (wikipedia)

42:46. Dennis Nichol. What does your guys' remaining Con schedule look like for this year?
+ Berserkon2015. May 29-31, 2015, Duluth, MN. [Kickstarter, ends Mar 17] [Web] [FB]
+ GenCon2015. Jul 30 - Aug 2, 2015, Indianapolis, IN.

47:25. Rob MacLennan. Are you lining up any guests, for the near future, who don't just drop by in the middle of a podcast? ;)

49:57. Seth Davis. Congrats on Starr Mazer getting funded! I know that Andy has be interested in a project like this for a long time, but it involved KBC. Andy, are you using this project as a replacement to that bucketlist entry, or is Starr Mazer a trial run for KBC?
+ SCUMM (wikipedia)
+ Grim Fandango Remastered (gog)

56:15. Paula Moran. What are your favorite styles of armor in game and for filming?

1:00:00. John Lovett. What's going on with ZOE Productions?
+ Zombie Orpheus Entertainment (web)
+ Renew JourneyQuest (web)
+ Dead.FM (web)

1:07:11. Thomas Brophy. If up to u, would you make the Seattle area more of a film town or a TV show production town based on trends?

1:18:48. Listener Call to Action (WA residents).
+ Keep Film in WA (web)

+ Lucky Them (IMDB)
+ Fifty Fifty (IMDB)
+ [We talk about a movie we can't remember in the cast. It was A Guy Thing (IMDB) -- A. Dopieralski]

+ Horns (IMDB)

1:27:30. Rant on The Brass Teapot
+ The Brass Teapot (IMDB)

+ Luther (IMDB)

Neil deGrasse Tyson, if you're listening....
+ Neil deGrasse Tyson: Web | Facebook | StarTalk Radio
+ Cosmos (IMDB) -- on Netflix!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Two Bards, One Mic – Episode 85.6c: RadCon6c 2015

Two Bards Food Truck!
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Intro music by Randall Marsh
Description: Live from RadCon! Weeks in review, Con in review, Questions online and Questions from the Audience

+ RADCON. Feb 13-15, 2015. Pasco, WA
+ Dead.FM Episode 09 - What's Love Got To Do With It (web)
+ Nick Offerman & Megan Mullally Summer of 69: No Apostrophe (Seattle Theatre Group) 
+ Starr Mazer (kickstarter) Ends )
+ (


7:39. Rob MacLennan. So what are you most looking forward to at RadCon?

9:14. Rob MacLennan. Name you dystopian future. If you had to live in one, which would it be? Anything from movies, literature, or games is fair game.

12:36. Douggie Sharp. Gotham is shown as being a combination of New York and Chicago. So the question is, does Batman eat thin or deep dish pizza?

14:13. Mike Ott. What are your thoughts on the incorporation of Spider-man into the Marvel Complete Universe (MCU). How do you feel DC can compete with the MCU or can they? What do you feel about big intertwined worlds reaching across multiple properties?

17:34. Sarah Bricky. If you had to choose any wardrobe to live in for a month that is pre-19th century, what would you choose and why?

19:38. Tom Brophy. Since you guys are masters of the con! if you could start your own con what would it be?

20:39. Paula Moran. How much sleep do you usually get at cons and any good sleep deprivation stories?

26:29. Mike Ott. Marvel now also spans from movies to television and soon to Netflix. How do you see this effecting the future of distribution... particularly coming from experience with an internet based distribution company?

+ Get a Life (IMDB)

31:51. Sarah Bricky. Do you have any wonderfully embarrassing stories for other DG or ZOE people at cons that you would like to share with us?

41:45. Timmy. You have one year you've been zapped to an alternate universe and you are a character in Family Guy. Which one? Why? and What would you do?

43:46. Guy from audience. What does the alien in Get a Life excrete?

45:40. If you had to play a character other than Flynn the Bard, which one would it be and why?

47:00. Ben Honeycutt. What kind of bit should I do for you?

47:22. Woman from audience. If you were able to spend all of RadCon just having fun without having panels what would you do?

48:27. So, lets say you are contractually obligated to come to RadCon next year, but it's a dry site. Explain your weekend?

+ Penis Reduction Surgery Performed On Teen With Phallus Measuring 10 Inches Around (GRAPHIC) (Huffington Post)

54:16. Do you have any of your favorite stories of filming worth sharing?

Neil deGrasse Tyson, if you're listening....
+ Neil deGrasse Tyson: Web | Facebook | StarTalk Radio
+ Cosmos (IMDB) -- on Netflix!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Two Bards, One Mic – Episode 85: Stick 'em With The Pointy End

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Intro music by Randall Marsh
Description: Weeks in Review, Upcoming Events, Questions and Answers, Brian Lewis!

Two Bards Food Truck!
+ RADCON. Feb 13-15, 2015. Pasco, WA
+ Twitch - streaming service via amazon.
+ (
+ Starr Mazer (kickstarter) Ends )
+ RatedEwithElspeth (
+ The 39 Steps (Harlequin Productions)
+ Camp Abercorn screening on Feb. 28 in L.A.
+ Uvall: Facebook | Twitter
+ Standard Action Episode 3.6 (YouTube)

20:29. Dennis Nichol. What situation in your lives, which you can either recollect directly or have been told of afterward, brought you closest to death? (e.g. car wreck? major-illness? Etc.) Bonus Points: How did that event change your outlook on things? (if at all)

28:43. Paula Moran. When you have guests in from out of state what are your favorite activities and where do you go?

38:34. Q. Rob MacLennan. What is you favourite comic book character? Is there a particularly obscure one you like, that you feel gets no love? Saw the second part of Scott's performance in Standard Action. It goes live to the public on Feb. 10th. Powerful stuff and the dedication appears at the end of the episode.

44:22. Q. Rob MacLennan. Other than "The Sword of Fighting", have either of you considered collecting medieval pointy stuff?

45:27. Brian Lewis!
+ Brian Lewis: IMDB | Facebook | Twitter | Don't click this -- it cannot be unseen!

Neil deGrasse Tyson, if you're listening....
+ Neil deGrasse Tyson: Web | Facebook | StarTalk Radio
+ Cosmos (IMDB) -- on Netflix!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Two Bards, One Mic – Episode 84: Some Dance To Remember, Some To Forget

Two Bards Food Truck!
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Intro music by Randall Marsh
Description:Weeks in Review, Upcoming Weeks, Super Bowl XLIX, Questions, Answers

+ Super Bowl XLIX (NFL)
+ Nationwide 2015 Super Bowl Commercial (YouTube)
+ Always 2015 Super Bowl Commercial (YouTube)
+ Budweiser Macro-Brew (YouTube)

This week.
+ 13th Age (Pelgrane Press)
+ Camp Abercorn screening on Feb. 28 in L.A.
+ Starr Mazer (kickstarter)
+ Torchlight II (Runic Games)
+ Seeing is Believing (YouTube) "Unicorn Bacon!"

26:40. Q. Rob MacLennan. What's your favourite Rob Lowe movie? (No, that's not a trick question)

30:27. Q. Dennis Nichol. Elaborates and re-asks: Would you prefer to be too hot, or too cold?

34:53. Q. Paula Moran. What is your perfect date night?

40:26. Q. Rob MacLennan. What is the best food to serve at a Superbowl party and why?

46:13. Q. Tom Brophy. What are your top goals for 2015?

48:20. Q. Tom Brophy. Whatcha think of Ghostbusters cast?
+ Ghostbusters (IMDB)
+ Indiana Jones 5 (IMDB)

52:16. Q. Tom Brophy. How will you celebrate Hawks win?

Neil deGrasse Tyson, if you're listening....
+ Neil deGrasse Tyson: Web | Facebook | StarTalk Radio
+ Cosmos (IMDB) -- on Netflix!