PANDEMIC Episode #21

The United States government is distributing an innoculant to protect people against the coming infection, but are people willing to take it? Will they believe, and will they believe in time to make a difference? Margaret Montoya’s transformation reaches a critical phase, and in the Situation Room of the White House, Murray Longworth is a […]

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Friday the 13th (the original!)

StorySmack Episode #6

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It’s Friday the 13th, so what else would we cover but FRIDAY THE 13th? The original, people, not a remake, not a reboot, not a sequel, but the carnage-fest that started a billion-dollar franchise. A first-generation slasher film that created many copies, this horror classic is slathered with the blood of horror movie history.

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Oh, you want cheese? We’ve got your Velveta-drenched nacho treat right here with the original FRIDAY THE 13th theatrical trailer:
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PANDEMIC Episode #20

Dr. Tim Feely discovered that he could pinpoint infection outbreaks by looking for statistical spikes in the consumption of cough drops and other medications that treated the pathogen’s symptoms. While that worked in the small population of the Operation Wolf’s Head task force, he’s waiting to see how his model works with the population of the United States. SEAL team commander Paulius Klimas was force to name one of his own as a subject of an inoculation experiment, and will soon learn of the results of that experiment. And, In Chicago, Steve Stanton, Cooper Mitchell and Jeff Brockman partied till the wee hours of the morning, celebrating a job well done. They will awake to a world that has already begun to change.

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Galaxy Quest!

StorySmack Episode #5

Galaxy Quest

If you haven’t seen Galaxy Quest in all this time since 1999, let’s just say you’re missing out. Or, more correctly, if you’re a fan of this ‘cast, or scifi, or nerdom and you haven’t seen Galaxy Quest … you’re totally missing out. Just trust us, see it.

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LINKS:
• 20 Things You Might Not Know About Galaxy Quest

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PANDEMIC Episode #19

The Mary Ellen Moffet has reached Chicago, and brought with it a cargo of pending death. Back on Lake Michigan, Margaret Montoya is also caught up in a swirl of doom that threatens to drag her into hell. Her hallucinations of Perry Daswey are nightmares growing in urgency and intensity. Murray Longworth has become the President’s go-to man for this crisis — will proximity to the leader of the free world be enough for him to change the course of history? And Tim Feely might be the last person on the planet who can stop this carnage from happening.

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Happy New Year!

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FOUR ROOMS & New Year’s Eve!

StorySmack Episode #4

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Happy New Year from the Future Dark Øverlord and the Director of Døøm! And, yes, the Dog of Døøm as well. To celebrate the incoming wonders that 2017 brings, we review the quirky New Year’s Eve anthology comedy known as FOUR ROOMS. Join us for a discussion of Tim Roth‘s masterful physical performance that ties together a shit-show of short films by Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, Allison Anders and Alexandre Rockwell.

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PANDEMIC Episode #18

The Mary Ellen Moffet collected the piece of the Orbital, and in doing so, her crew was infected. Cooper, Jeff, Jose, Bo Pan and Steve Stanton have all been exposed, and now are about to disembark in Chicago. Bo Pan is expecting Steve stanton to deliver his data to the Chinese government, but Steve is terrified of what will happen to him after he does.

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Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and (tomorrow) Joyous Kwanzaa!

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The DIE HARD Christmas Special

StorySmack Episode #3

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In this episode, we get into the muck of one of the world’s greatest, most enduring philosophical questions: is DIE HARD a Christmas movie?

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We also cover a shit-ton of tidbits, trivia and facts about this enduring classic, including:

  • Who was supposed to play John Mclane?
  • Is this a sequel to a Sinatra flick?
  • The book (yes, book this movie is based on).
  • Which member of this cast served hard time?
  • Which famous lion tamers were cast as bad guys?
  • Does anyone in this flick actually sprechen Deutsch?

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PANDEMIC Episode #17

Margaret is having vivid dreams bordering on hallucinations about one Scary Perry Dawsey. He’s talking to her in these dreams, but what is he trying to communicate to her? Bo Pan, the Chinese agent directing Steve Stanton, is still on the Mary Ellen Moffet as it steams toward Chicago. And way back in Book II, CONTAGIOUS, Maragret and Clarence Otto had a run-in with Dr. Cheng that turned into a power struggle. Margaret won that battle, but who will win this time?

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NEW HOPE & FORCE AWAKENS the same flick?

StorySmack Episode #2

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We’re off to see ROGUE ONE, and to celebrate, let’s talk Star Wars Smack! Many, many nerds have waxed endlessly how Episode IV: A New Hope (the original 1976 Star Wars flick), and Episode VI, The Force Awakens, are the exact same movie. Professor Sigler and the learned Doctor Kovacs delve deep into this comparison to give you a StorySmack diagnoses. Click “Continue Reading” below to see all the bonus links and images!

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Frustrated with your writing career?

Read also: "When rejection letters become blurb requests"

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How does it feel when the people who reject you for that thing you desperately want to do wind up courting you when you’ve finally done that thing?

Well, that’s more than a little overly dramatic for this situation, but as they taught me when I was a journalist you have to hook the reader with the lead. […]

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FridayFix • So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish

If you’re a regular FridayFix aficionado, you may find this podcast disturbing, shocking and like a bullet to your very heart. Well, that’s overly dramatic, but shit, man, I’m a writer — hyperbole is my business. ARealGirl and I sit down to hash out the future of this ‘cast. Listen in.

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ALONE Full Cover

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Junkies, here’s a fun bit of how the sausage is made. Del Rey Publishing was cool enough to share with me the full ALONE dust jacket for the hardcover, which is out March 7, 2017. That’s Spingate on the cover (sorry if that’s a spoiler, folks, but ALIVE and Continue Reading →

PANDEMIC Episode #12

Margaret Montoya and Tim Feely have been analyzing the infected body of Candice Walker, a crewmember of the Los Angeles, which attacked other ships in the Operation Wolf’s Head task force. They assumed Candice was part of the attacking crew, but was there another reason she wound up among the casualties? Meanwhile, Murray Longworth has been tapped as a key advisor to President Blackmon. That relationship will put Murray in the crosshairs of a decision that could lead to World War III.

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