The SFFaudio Podcast #052


The SFFaudio PodcastThe SFFaudio Podcast #052 – Jesse and Scott are joined by Science Fiction author and YELLOW PERIL scholar William F. Wu.

Talked about on today’s show:
Isaac Asimov, the “Robots In Time” series, the “Robot City” series, The Twilight Zone (1985), Wong’s Lost And Found Emporium by William F. Wu, Allan Brennert, Prisoners Of Gravity, Clarion Writers’ Workshop, Amazing Stories, Harlan Ellison, the best adaptation of Tom Godwin’s The Cold Equations, The Yellow Peril: Chinese Americans In American Fiction 1850-1940 by William F. Wu, University Of Michigan, Eric S. Rabkin, invasion stories, San Fransisco, The Battle Of Wabash by Lorelle, Dr. Fu Manchu, 19th century, Chinese immigration to the USA, immigration, Blazing Saddles (1974), The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu, Charlie Chan, Sax Rohmer, comics, Marvel, DC Comics, Charlton Comics, Asians characters in comics, anglicizing Chinese names, David Lo Pan, Sui Sin Far (aka Edith Eaton), the co-evolution of Sax Rohmer and Dr. Fu Manchu, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes, the best episode of Doctor Who episode ever: The Talons Of Weng Chiang, John Carpenter’s Big Trouble In Little China, James Hong, Hong On The Range by William F. Wu, San Diego, ComiCon, Mister Ron, Peter Sellers, The Fiendish Plot Of Dr. Fu Manchu (1980), Christopher Lee, The Face Of Fu Manchu (1965), Master Of Kung-Fu, Green Lantern/Green Arrow, Captain America, Bruce Lee, Enter The Dragon, Doug Moench, Starlog, the Marvel “no prize”, Julius Schwartz

Wong’s Lost And Found Emporium as adapted for an episode of The Twilight Zone (1985) Parts 1, 2 and 3:

Prisoners Of Gravity – Workshops/Clarion Parts 1, 2 and 3:

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Hey Want To Watch A Movie? podcast talks John Carpenter’s The Thing

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I just finished watching one of John Carpenter‘s earliest movies. Someone’s Watching Me! (1978) is a very obscure Carpenter movie, filmed for TV, and featuring a number of what I guess would be called prototypical Carpenter signatures. After a few minutes I started taking notes. Here are a few of my notes:

-Stars David Birney (a well respected audiobook narrator)

Adrienne Barbeau‘s character is a lesbian (and that has nothing at all to do with the plot)

-The main character, Leigh Michaels (played by Lauren Hutton) works at a Los Angeles TV station with the call sign WJHC (J.H.C. = John Howard Carpenter)

-Leigh Michaels lives in “Arkham Towers”

This got me thinking about other John Carpenter movies I’d watched – which reminded me of a podcast I participated in a couple years ago. I did a podcast commentary on John Carpenter’s The Thing with Christiana Ellis, Mike Meitin, Adam Morey, Brandon Hill, Tee Morris, and Philippa Ballantine for the Hey Want To Watch A Movie? podcast.

Hey Want To Watch A Movie? John Carpenter's The ThingThe Thing
Commentators Christiana Ellis, Mike Meitin, Adam Morey, Brandon Hill, Tee Morris, Philippa Ballantine and Jesse Willis
1 |MP3| – Approx. 2 Hours 13 Minutes [FILM COMMENTARY]
Podcaster: Hey Want To Watch A Movie?
Podcast: September 23, 2008

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