Han’s rescue — what, exactly, was the plan?

StorySmack Episode #34

THE LAST JEDI has come under fire for nonsensical plot elements and characters making LOST-esque idiotic decisions, but if we jump in the WayBack Machine™ and take a look at RETURN OF THE JEDI, we find that nonsensical might be endemic to all STAR WARS movies —  read also, if there was a “plan” to rescue Han, what the hell was it, and how did it go so wrong?

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This episode was inspired by Mike Ryan’s article at Uproxx on the same topic.

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Why a new version of EARTHCORE, man?

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There is a new version of EARTHCORE. We’ve talked about it on the podcast, on Facebook, in our newsletters and on this site, but you can’t reach everyone all the time, so this post is for the Junkies who say …

“Hey, what’s the deal with the new EARTHCORE?” I covered this a little bit in a blog post back in 2015, but let me give you the short answers here:

REASON NUMERO UNO
The new EARTHCORE is straight fire. You will love it. If you buy it (only $9.99 in print), you will feel guilty that you didn’t give me more money.

HEY, LUCAS JR., YOU TRYING TO SELL ME THE SAME STUFF TWICE?
No. I am not. I hate …

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Pierce Brown live interview for IRON GOLD

StorySmack Episode #33

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Scott interviews #1 New York Times bestseller Pierce Brown as Pierce kicked off his world tour for IRON GOLD, volume IV in the Red Rising saga. Recorded live at Mysterious Galaxy Books in San Diego, the exact site of Pierce’s very first appearance as an unknown author in 2014. Pierce talks about his new work, his struggles to get published, and the intense pressure that comes with following up a literary juggernaut.

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John Williams

StorySmack Episode #32

Story Smack is a podcast about storytelling, but I must admit we talk quite a bit about movies. Today, however, we’re going to talk about a movie maker. In fact, the most Oscar-nominated movie maker on Earth. Actor? Director? Nope — orchestrator and conductor John Williams.

I know you love John Williams’ work. I know I love the Star Wars score, and the Indiana Jones score. Those are both his. But so many others you know and love are also John Williams’ work. You’ll be amazed at how much of the score to your own life is lifted from work he’s done.

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Good Will Hunting 20th Anniversary

StorySmack Episode #31

Hard to believe it’s been twenty years since Good Will Hunting was released! Hard to remember a time when Matt Damon and Ben Affleck were small time enough to be caught in development hell trying to get this movie made. Back before they were Oscar winners.

Thankfully they got through all of that, and Good Will Hunting stands the test of time! Join us while we discuss the good, the bad and the legend that is Good Will Hunting.

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STARSHIP TROOPERS 20th Anniversary

StorySmack Episode #30

The 20th Anniversary of STARSHIP TROOPERS brought to you by the "GoDaddy Coupons" page at http://scottsigler.com/godaddy

Scifi classic, or classic trash? You have your opinion, we have ours, which we share in this lovely recap of an extremely fun and slightly polarizing movie that came out twenty years ago.

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So come on, you apes — do you wanna live forever? Dive into this delightful cheese-fest with us. Would you like to know more?

BEST SHOT OF THE MOVIE:
“Damn, Carmen, when you said big bugs might splatter our windshield I had no idea!”

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Chinatown — the perfect screenplay?

StorySmack Episode #29

In this week’s episode Scott and I discuss the storied screenplay for Chinatown. The movie came out in 1974, and the screenplay has been heralded as near-perfect since then. There is a lot to unpack and discuss about the movie, the script, the crew and the era of American filmmaking, so jump right in!

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It’s a lovely movie. A throw-back noir, featuring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway, is based on an original screenplay written by Robert Towne. Towne won the Best Original Screenplay Academy Award for his effort.

LINK TO THE SCREENPLAY PDF:
Get it here, sucka.

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The Big Lebowski, recorded live at SiglerFest2k17

StorySmack Episode #28

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We recorded our coverage of this cult classic live at SiglerFest2k17 in Las Vegas. Junkies (the fans of Scott Sigler’s books) got to ask us questions. Also, there were many White Russians, so don’t count on Scott or ARealGirl to be all that sharp in their responses. Drunken StorySmack is the 300 game of podcasting!

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THE RIDER, a GFL novella by Paul E. Cooley and #1 New York Times best-selling novelist Scott Sigler

THE RIDER Episode #17 – Q&A

We recorded a live Q&A episode for THE RIDER, featuring a more-than-slightly intoxicated FDØ.

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We were at SiglerFest2k17 in Las Vegas with many Junkies. The theme of the weekend was “The Sig Lebowski.” The FDØ was four (or five) white Russians in. We hope you enjoy this episode, we hope you loved THE RIDER, and we hope you’re back next week for the first episode of ALONE, Book III of the Generations Trilogy.

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THE RIDER Episode #16

We’ve arrived at the final episode for this awesome novella. Find out how the teammates fair after they dismount from their trusted mounts after the final game of the season.

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Jerry Before Seinfeld

StorySmack Episode #27

Jerry Before Seinfeld is a look back by one of the most successful comedians in the world. We starting watching thinking it would be an hour of comedy, only to find an origin story instead. Scott and A discuss this surprising and charming special.

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THE RIDER, a GFL novella by Paul E. Cooley and #1 New York Times best-selling novelist Scott Sigler

THE RIDER Episode #15

Game on! The Lashing at Loppu is about to get underway, and everything is on the line for Pete, Bess, Ian, Dar and the Ridgebacks franchise. Unleash the velociraptor, ladies and gentlemen, and let’s get ready rumble!

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