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Jun 8, 2012

Movie Meltdown - Episode 179

Again this week we come to you “live” from WonderFest. And things continue to get more awesome as we check in with Beau to hear the real story about what goes on behind the scenes at the show. One of the stories involves - well, we’ll just say these three things: naked woman... dogs blowing up... and Korean tacos. For the rest, you’ll just have to listen to the whole story.

Then we join forces with one of our new favorite geeks... Eric Chu. Eric is the artist and concept designer responsible for the re-imagining of the Battlestar Galactica series. Including working on the concept designs of the Cylons, Raiders, Vipers and Galactica herself! In our running series The Art of Being a Movie Geek, we talk to Eric about his early artistic ventures as well as his work on Battlestar. Plus of course, our host has to ask him about his work on the Beetlejuice animated series!

Then Eric sticks around for this week’s Out on the Town feature:
Dark Shadows. We sit down and try to have a level-headed conversation about Tim Burton’s 2012 version of this classic story. We end up not only looking at the movie, but also the changing themes and elements in Burton’s career. Plus we have a special guest appearance (with Dark Shadows thoughts) from friend of the show and a terrific artist in her own right... Belle Dee!!    

And somewhere in the midst of the movie geek conversations, we also mention... convention badge chainmail, being uncomfortable with relationships, The Abominable Dr. Phibes, really bad puns, an underground tunnel, Lorne Greene, playing video games vs. drawing, Big Fish, Vincent Price, when you fell in love with movies as a kid, Chuck Jones, macrame, John Carpenter, soft and glowy like a Glamour Shot, Cover Girl, the model contest, being a professional geek, self-indulgent filmmakers, Chloë Grace Moretz, being taunted for liking comic books, monkey’s inside everything, Vincent, hating animation, Humanoids from the Deep, Heather’s wedding, convention family reunions, super’fx, the word talent is over-used, Frankenweenie, John Eaves... production designer on Star Trek, I’ve got a landfill with my name on it,  being hooked up with a homewrecker and... perhaps a special cameo appearance from Wilford Brimley.

Spoiler Alert: Full spoilers for the 2012 film “Dark Shadows”.

“Remember what we used to have Tim... can’t we just get that back?”

"Dark Shadows" artwork by Belle Dee. For more on her work, go to: