EARTHCORE Episode #35

Connell, Bertha Lybrand and the others escaped the Rocktopi horde, at least for the moment. As they recover, Angus Kool and Randy Wright have slipped away to explore the ship — can they find something inside that massive ruin that will help them escape the tunnel complex?

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My Bloody Valentine

StorySmack Episode #46

Happy Valentine’s Day Junkies! We’re doing our best to stay on-brand and still celebrate love. You know, like the love of a great 80s slasher flick!

Scott & A sat down this week to watch this 1981 horror … classic. It comes out pretty early on in the 80s slasher heyday, and it’s full of all that goodness: goofy plot devices, loads of teenagers sinnin’, plenty of gore and lots and lots of violence. All with great set design, some solid bloody prop work, and the world’s best dog actor.

 

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EARTHCORE Episode #34

A horde of rocktopi are hot on the heels Connell, Bertha, Patrick, Veronica and Sanji. Patrick is badly injured — will his wounds slow him enough for the rocktopi to cut him down? All five are out of ammo. They race for the Dense Mass Cavern, hoping they can, somehow, find shelter before it’s too late. Will they make it?

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The Storytelling Drama of Combat Sports

StorySmack Episode #44

“But fights aren’t stories,” you say? WRONG-O, FISH-BREATH! Companies like the UFC are exceptional storytellers, creating tales with live performers and unwritten endings. A discusses her initial dismissal and disdain for combat sports, and how she’s come to change her mind. Scott talks about how getting punch in the mouth can lead one to discovering proper, civilized behavior. They both use UFC Fight Night 143 to discuss how these real-life storylines play out, with all the drama, violence, sacrifice and the built-in “Hero’s Journey” path.

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EARTHCORE Episode #33

Connell and the others are trapped in the tunnels, and the’ve realized that the only way out is through.They need to reach the dense mass and cross over to the other side in order to, hopefully, reach the Linus Highway, the path Angus and Randy took to secretly enter the tunnels in the first place. Meanwhile, Kayla Meyers continues to stalk the group, looking for a chance to cut them all down. And, up on the surface, Sonny McGuiness has to find the courage to face up to his fears.

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Groundhog Day

StorySmack Episode #45

Groundhog Day on Groundhog Day? Are we in a time loop? Scott and A become gods (but not the god) as they discuss this 1993 classic, and the hordes of rodent-like movies “inspired” by it.

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EARTHCORE Episode #32

In the last episode, Connell, Veronica, Sanji, O’Doyle and Lybrand barely escaped with their lives, rescued by Angus and Randy. But Mack Hendricks wasn’t so lucky. The surivors are holed up in a cave, trying to figure out their next move. Meanwhile, Kayla Meyers has entered the tunnell system, trying to track down those same survivors … and kill them. Will she find Angus?

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SpiderMan: Into the Spiderverse

StorySmack Episode #43

Scott and A take a look at the Golden Globe-winning film that could have long-term ramifications on superhero storytelling. When a film so successfully brings a comic to life as a comic, what does that mean for big-budget live-action superhero films? Are the days of live flicks doomed?

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EARTHCORE Episode #31

Connell, Veronica, Mack, Lybrand, Sanji and  O’Doyle are under attack, trapped on a ledge. On one side, a sheer cliff and certain death. On the other, a crawling army of monsters, steadly closing in. But there is a way out — Angus Kool and Randy Wright just dropped down from a place higher up the cliff face. Can they get Connell and the others off the ledge before it’s too late?

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EARTHCORE Episode #30

Connell, Veronica, O’Doyle and the others are trapped on a tunnel ledge overlooking a vast cavern filled with the Rocktopi. On one side, a sheer rock face that ends in certain death hundreds of feet below. On the other side, a tunnel system teeming with creatures that want to slice them to pieces. Meanwhile, Kayla Myers continues her hunt for Angus Kool and Randy Wright, the two Earthcore scientists that have inadvertently sabotaged her efforts to return to the NSA. Will she catch up with them? And if she does, will the pliers come out?

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EARTHCORE Episode #29

Connell, O’Doyle, Lybrand and the others just endured a grueling, savage fight for life against the original occupants of the picture cavern. Deep in another part of the tunnell complex, Angus Kool and Randy Wright were dissecting a silverbug, trying to learn what technological secrets might be inside. And up on the surface, Kayla Meyers is ready to parlay the unimaginable discovery of the Funeral Mountain horrors into a shot at redemption, a shot at getting back her position in the National Security Agency. Will she once again represent the USA?

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EARTHCORE Episode #28

Bertha Lybrand is an army vet. She’s seen war. She’s killed men. But she’s never seen the horrors she faces now. She and Patrick must put their combat experience to the test if they are to survive what comes next. It’s kill or be killed.

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EARTHCORE Episode #27

Angus and Randy faked out Connell, Kayla and more by faking the sabotage on their lab. Now they are deep in the tunnels of Funeral Mountain, about to spring a trap on an unsuspecting victim. And,Connell, O’Doyle and the others were fleeing from the stalking silverbugs when they ran into an impossibility — a tentacle god. A desperate, fatal situation, somehow, just got worse.

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EARTHCORE Episode #26

Veronica, Connell and the others have been stalked through the tunnels, an enemy always at the edges of sight and sound. Now, those stalkers are about to close in. When they found the Picture Cavern, they saw evidence of an ancient, lost culture that worshiped strange gods. What new terror made by this culture awaits the crew? Gunfire roar and bullets blaze as a new threat emerges.

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EARTHCORE Episode #25

Fifteen thousand feet below Funeral Mountain, Connell, Veronica, Mack, Lybrand, Sanji and O’Doyle are heading even deeper, trying to reach the Dense Mass Cavern and find a way out of their living tomb. They have found strange signs that say Killroy Was Here, but who made them? In this episode, the crew hits an obstacle they never expected. Up on the surface, Kayla Meyers has discovered that Angus Kool and Randy Wright are alive and in the hospital. They are two more loose ends; ends that she is about to eliminate.

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