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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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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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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 #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 #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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Save 25% on paperbacks, hardcovers, T-shirts and sticker packs. Boom, we’re dishing deals! Fill the holes in your bookshelf, or stock up on holiday gifts for your team — at $7.50 per paperback (or $37.50 f0r all five), you can give kick-ass presents and make out like a moolah-bandit.

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BODIED Hollywood Premier

StorySmack Episode #42

Scott and A were invited to attend the Hollywood premier of BODIED, a film by Joseph Kahn. They discuss the movie, as well as the red-carpet and post-party experience. The film is in theaters now and will soon be on YouTube Red.

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And check out the movie’s trailer:

LINKS:
• Joseph Kahn’s Power Rangers short film.
• Monster Magnet’s “Space Lord” video


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Fan festivals for creators – a SiglerFest2k18 recap

StorySmack Episode #41

Our big party is over. The FDØ and ARealGirl recap SiglerFest2k18, the biggest SiglerFest yet.

Fan appreciation is a major part of the business for some creators. This episode provides insight as to what goes into a fan appreciation event, and how creators can manage such events when growth drives attendance far beyond expectations.

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TREMORS, A Horror/Comedy Classic

StorySmack Episode #40

Recorded live at SiglerFest2k18 in Las Vegas: Diseased Penis Teeth Monsters. The Bacon Number. A script that took five people to write. Fred Ward. A well-armed Mr. Keaton from FAMILY TIES. Reba. Egg from BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA. Land Sharks. The glory of this flick goes on and on. Join AB Kovacs and Scott Sigler for a delightful review of this campy classic.

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EARTHCORE Episode #17

Brian Janson fell into a shaft and broke his leg, forcing his partner Keith to hike back up the cave system to get help. Janson waits, alone, for rescue. Meanwhile, Katarina Hayes is trying to figure out what produced “the line,” a miles-long rectangle that seems to have been sliced into the mountain itself.

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BLUE BALLS, a Very Special Episode …

StorySmack Episode #39

If you’ve read my novel NOCTURNAL, you may recall the character Pookie Chang’s idea for a cop show. Like HILL STREET BLUES, BLUE BLOODS, NYPD BLUE, ROOKIE BLUE, SHADES OF BLUE, etc., Pooks decided his show should have that color as a titular part of the title. Hence, BLUE BALLS.

In NOCTURNAL, Pookie might be considered the sidekick to Bryan Clauser’s lead character. In BLUE BALLS, which Pookie writes as a spec script to sell to network TV, he is the heroic lead, and Bryan is the bumbling also-ran. Pookie’s buddy cop script plays on many cop-show tropes.

For the past three SiglerFests, we’ve live-recorded a portion of Pookie’s script for Season One, Episode 2, titles “Dolla Dolla Bills, Y’All.” Attendees get to read most of the parts. My plan was to release them as individual episodes leading up to SiglerFest2k18, but I screwed up last year’s recording (I paused it at one point, then forgot to continue it), and for the life of me I can’t find the SiglerFest2k16 recording.

So, my pal Stephen King (no, not that Stephen King, and yes, that is his name) gathered up some of his actor pals and we recorded the entire pilot script as a live table read. Many props to Iceberg, our editor, for putting this together.

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If you know screenwriting, you might notice some painful script clichés in here. Blame it on Pookie — he’s an amateur.

This script is off-color (no pun intended) and rather “blue” (pun intended) in its humor. We hope you enjoy it.

We’ll be recording Part I of BLUE BALLS, Season One, Episode Three at SiglerFest2k18.

Where is Episode One, you might ask? You’d have to ask Pookie. Maybe you buy him some Kung Pao shrimp and a nice bottle of bubbly, and you can talk him into it …


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