ALIEN Director’s Cut

StorySmack Episode #50


Clearly, we took too long getting this episode out, but enjoy! In space, no one can hear you scream — but good thing we’ve got this nice pressurized starship, so we can hear you scream all dang day long! Scott & A discuss the documentary “Memory: The Origins of ALIEN” as well as the bizzaro ALIEN Director’s Cut.

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NOCTURNAL Throwback Episode #9.5

Marco “The Machete” Gastineau thought he was Billy Badass, until he met Billy Badass — now Bryan, Pookie and Robyn examine the arrowhead pulled from Marco’s body.

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Ma Sigler’s Revenge…

#1 NYT Bestsellers Scott Sigler and James Patterson combine to write a tale of a girl's love for her favorite unicorn.A few years back, I did an April Fool’s joke where I said I was writing a YA novel with James Patterson. I thought no one would believe this. I thought this was a very transparent gag, but you know what? People did believe it – including my mom, who loves Patterson books. She was very excited. When I finally told her it was just a joke, she was not happy with her youngest child.

She swore she would get revenge…

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NOCTURNAL Throwback Episode #9

Brian and Pookie try to interview the lone witness of Kyle Souller’s murder, but are interrupted by an unknown assailant. Robyn Hudson finds something odd during an autopsy, which leads the detectives to pay another visit to their neighborhood fortune teller.

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2012 – A Disaster(ous) Movie

StorySmack Episode #49

StorySmack Episode 49

Solar flares! Super neutrinos! Mega volcanoes! Fault lines chasing John Cusack! The core of the planet getting all hot and bothered! We take a deep-dive into the disaster(ous) movie “2012.” Joining Scott and ARealGirl is none other than Dr. Phil Plait, a.k.a. “The Bad Astronomer.”

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NOCTURNAL Throwback Episode #8

Is there a connection between San Francisco’s organized crime and the brutal serial killers terrorizing the city? Signs point to “yes.” Robyn Hudson has her hands full examining the murder victims linked to the strange symbols popping up all over the city. Meanwhile, Bryan and Pookie seek out the only witness to Kyle Souller’s death.

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• The NOCTURNAL map is still there!

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NOCTURNAL Throwback Episode #7

The crazy train keeps chugging along as key crime leaders from different syndicates continue to disappear, leaving nothing but blood, shell casings, and urine behind. Medical Examiner Robyn Hudson must turn to an expert geneticist after her tests yield bizarre results. And it seems a pattern is forming, as yet another tragedy befalls a student of Galileo High School.

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NOCTURNAL Throwback Episode #6

Brian continues to doubt his sanity as the murders that haunt his dreams parallel real-life corpses. Strange cases call for strange leads, leading Pookie and Brian to consult a fortune teller for occult information. M.E. Robyn Hudson gets her share of the odd when her DNA analysis comes back. Aggie remains in the white dungeon, scared to discover what’s next.

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NOCTURNAL Throwback Episode #5

Rex discovers some good news, and has a dream that leads him to very uncharacteristic behavior. Medical examiner Robyn Hudson learns something interesting about the DNA found on the corpse of Alex Panos. Brian’s detailed murder dreams are getting to him, and only Pookie’s interference prevents him from doing something extreme.

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NOCTURNAL Throwback Episode #4

Homicide detectives Bryan Clauser and Pookie Chang report to their bosses, San Francisco Chief of Police Amy Zou and sub-chief Sean Robertson. They discuss the weird symbols seen at the Alex Panos murder scene (the same symbols seen in Bryan’s dreams).

Pookie sends the symbols to be analyzed by John “Black Mr. Burns” Smith. Meanwhile, someone at the SFPD knows more than they’re letting on, and seems to hold the detectives’ lives in their hands.

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NOCTURNAL Throwback Episode #3

Detective Brian Clauser arrived on the scene of a murder that was disturbingly familiar, as if it had come straight out of his nightmares. The body was delivered to medical examiner Robyn Hudson — Bryan’s ex-girlfriend. Robyn’s autopsy revealed information that doesn’t make sense… unless the killer was not human.

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NOCTURNAL Throwback Episode #2

Kidnapped street bum Aggie James wakes up in a dungeon alongside crime lord Johnny Yee and his family. Rex Deprovdechuk recovers from his run-in with thug Alex Panos, but now he has to face the real bully — his mother Roberta. 

And, Detective Brian Clauser’s nightmares grow from bad to worse. But are they just dreams? Or does he somehow have a part in what’s happening across the city?

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NOCTURNAL Throwback Episode #1

In the first episode of NOCTURNAL, we see into the strange, stalking dreams of San Francisco Homicide detective Brian Clauser. He and his partner, Pookie Chang, investigate a string of gang-related disappearances. Disappearances which are linked by signs of violence, but no bodies; and urine all over the crime scene.

The streets of San Francisco unleash a torrent of noir characters: crime lord Johnny Yee, mob boss Frank Lanza, street bum Aggie James, and Rex Deprovdechuk, a teenager suffering constant bullying at the hands of his classmates.

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Empty Set Entertainment Decade in Review

It’s been a helluva decade

Scott and ARealGirl cover the highlights of a decade of making fiction for y’all. SiglerFest2k20 news, GFL VI update, and more. As deadlines loom and the business of writing changes, we have some good news and some bad news.

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FIRE IS ORANGE Q&A

Scott and ARealGirl answer all y’all’s questions about FIRE IS ORANGE, the Siglerverse, short stories, “who would win in a fight between,” and we also give some various updates on all the things. (And check out the bottom of this post for the two real-world Siglerverse recipes we mention during the ‘cast!)

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The Empty Setter, created by Dan Baker:

  • 2 ounces Michter’s American bourbon
  • 1/4 ounces simple syrup (Dan uses caramel simple syrup OMG so good!) .
  • 2-4 dashes of sarsaparilla bitters

Combine all ingredients and stir with a big rock of ice.

Ma Tweedy’s Tuna Noodle Casserole (created by Ma Sigler)

  • 1 can (10 1/2 ounces) cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup frozen green peas
  • 2 cans (about 5 ounces each ) tuna in water, drained
  • 4 ounces (about 2 cups) medium egg noodles, cooked and drained
  • 1/2 cup crushed potato chips

How to Batch It Up!

  1. Combine all ingredients but the potato chips in a 1 1/2 quart baking dish.
  2. Bake at 400°F for 20 minutes.
  3. Remove from oven, stir, and sprinkle potato chips on top of mixture.
  4. Bake for 5 minutes or until the potato chips are golden brown.

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