Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Season 4, Episode 14: King Solomon's Mines, Part 2 (or, Let me Gagool That For You)

Greetings once again, Cromrades! This week we continue the quest for King Solomon's Mines with Allan Quatermain and his band of adventurers. Though we are now beyond the mountains called Sheba's Breasts, the journey is not quite finished! Join us for a literary discussion, an evaluation of the lost world genre up to this point, and the bad accents you've come to expect! 
One Things
Jon: Punisher: War Zone (2009), directed by Lexi Alexander
Luke: The Ghost Brigades (2007), by John Scalzi. (Part 2 of Old Man's War) 
Josh: A Bug's Life (1999), from Pixar. (A modern CGI retelling of The Seven Samurai! Watch and see if it isn't!)
Next time: We go to the movies with H. Rider Haggard and the 1965 adaptation of She by Hammer Film Productions, starring Ursula Andress, Peter Cushing, Bernard Cribbins, John Richardson, Rosenda Monteros, and Christopher Lee! Should be a fun episode! We hope you join in. This film isn't available to stream, but you can snag a copy on Amazon for around $10. 
See you further down The Lost Road!

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Beginning theme"Sudden Defeat" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.

Closing theme: "History of Man" by Amanaz from their 1975 album Africa.
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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Bourbon & Barbarians: Episode 4


Hile brave adventurers! Here we return with yet another episode of Bourbon and Barbarians, an actual play recording of The Cromcast getting into some old-school D&D! This week: A party member sobers up, and a new character joins the fray!


We'll see you soon with another exciting episode of The Cromcast!

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Season 4, Episode 13: King Solomon's Mines, Part One


Cromrades, welcome back! This week, we present King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard! This adventure story was published in 1885, and has been highly influential, attributed to be the first Lost World novel. You can trace a direct line from King Solomon's Mines to The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle, to King Kong and beyond, right up to Jurassic World present day!

We split the novel into two episodes, and discuss the first half of the book through about Chapter 10 for part one. Primary research for this episode was found in part by browsing a King Solomon's Mines study guide, found here.

One Things
Jon - The Lost City of Z by David Grann
Josh - Wicked Bugs: The Louse that Conquered Napoleon's Army and Other Diabolical Insects by Amy Stewart
Luke - The Virgin Suicides film from 2000, directed by Sofia Coppola and starring James Woods, Kathleen Turner, Kirsten Dunst, Josh Hartnett, Michael ParĂ©, Scott Glenn, Danny DeVito, and A.J. Cook.

Next time: King Solomon's Mines, part two! Will Quartermain and his associates make it to the fabled King Solomon's Mines? Let's find out!

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Beginning theme"Sudden Defeat" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.

Closing theme: "Hey Man, Nice Shot" by Filter from their 1995 album Short Bus.
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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Bourbon & Barbarians: Episode 3 - Into The Wild



Hile brave adventurers! Here we return with yet another episode of Bourbon and Barbarians, an actual play recording of The Cromcast getting into some old-school D&D! In this episode: one of the players has a little too much bourbon, and danger surrounds the efforts to build a campfire...




We'll see you soon with another exciting episode of The Cromcast!

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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Season 4, Episode 12: Join us in "The Temple of Abomination"!



Greetings Cromrades! Today we join Cormac mac Art and his buddy Wulfhere as they inch their way through the Temple of Abomination. It's a creepy tale with religious overtones as only Robert E. Howard himself could write it!
 

Show Notes
Time points:
New business and mailbag time: 1-7:00
One Things: 8:30
Story Discussion: 17:00
Further reading:
Price, Robert M. “Christ and Conan: Howard’s View of Christianity.” Cromlech 1 (Spring 1985): 14-23. 
Pan's Death and the Birth of Theology: http://taylormarshall.com/2014/09/death-of-pan-death-of-christ.html
One Things!
Jon: The Greates Movies You'll Never See by Simon Braund
Luke: Season two of Better Call Saul 
Josh: The Unique Legacy of Weird Tales by Justin Everett and Jeff Shanks
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When next we meet!
Dust off your dime store copy of H. Rider Haggard's "King Solomon's Mines" as we head to Africa with Allen Quartermain! Then, we will be checking out the film adaptation of Haggard's "She"! Good times all around!
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Beginning theme"Sudden Defeat" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.
Closing theme: "Look out There's a Monster Coming" by Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band
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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Bourbon & Barbarians: Episode 2: In which our Heroes Journey North of the Keep


Hile brave adventurers! Here we return with yet another episode of Bourbon and Barbarians, an actual play recording of The Cromcast getting into some old-school D&D! Make sure to check out the details in the post related to the first episode!


We'll see you soon with another exciting episode of The Cromcast! In the mean-time, watch your back as you travel over the these barren hills.... You might run into a dread long-necked weasel-cat!


Our episode is freely available on archive.org and is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0. "Black Vortex" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Likewise Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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