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May 18, 2011

Movie Meltdown - Episode 123

This week we hang out at one of our favorite stops - WonderFest. A sci-fi, horror & movie special effects convention that features the largest model contest in the U.S.

Join us as we talk to amazing artist Belle Dee. You've seen her featured in Rue Morgue and Little Shop of Horrors magazines - plus she just received the Rondo Award for “Fan Artist of the Year”.

Then we sit down with the “First Lady of Classic Fantasy and Horror”, actress Caroline Munro! As if being a Hammer babe and a Bond girl wasn’t enough, she also appeared in The Golden Voyage of Sinbad, Starcrash and the Dr. Phibes films.

Plus we talk to miniature and modeler royalty - Lorne Peterson. He was primary modeler and model shop supervisor at Industrial Light and Magic in a career that lasted 33 years! Lorne literally helped create the Star Wars universe we came to know and love, as well working on the Indiana Jones series, Men in Black, Jurassic Park and countless other films.

And somewhere in the middle of looking at all the models, we bring up…

League of Gentlemen, getting kidnapped in Argentina, Yamaha snowmobiles, My Little Pony Mash-ups, Jim Carrey, And Soon The Darkness, The Rock saying bad words, Peter Cushing, Richard Kiel, Let's Go to Prison, Karl Urban, reading’ and zombies, Geek Hipsters?, Captain Kronos - Vampire Hunter, Roger Moore, hugging John Schneider on a daily basis, Joe Spinell, a badass pony?, The Smallville finale, f-ing up The Grinch, The Hamburglar, Pitch Black, skullet’s aren’t a good look for anyone, Klingon zombies?, $2 mini water, cutting with an X-acto knife, The Last Horror Film, fresh baked cupcakes from Bo Duke, a clenched fist in a glove, Race to Witch Mountain, Maniac, Vinyl model kits, The Spy Who Loved Me, I Love You Phillip Morris, problems with the Death Star, European filmmaking, Michael Rosenbaum‘s career, getting killed in Australia, The Horde, Christopher Lee, The Truman Show, Amber Heard, The Chronicles of Riddick, sleeping on the script, Doom and a more efficient Japanese toilet.

Spoiler Alert: Minor plot point spoilers for I Love You Phillip Morris and The Horde and a major plot point spoiler for And Soon The Darkness.

“I used to do model cars, I ain’t gonna lie. I was pretty f-ing awesome at it. But I‘m awesome at most things."

Thanks to everyone who talked with us at the show. Support those who support us…

Check out artist Belle Dee’s artwork on her blog:

Visit actress Caroline Munro’s website:

And check out model maker Lorne Peterson’s book - “Sculpting a Galaxy: Inside the Star Wars Model Shop”: