Episode 26: The ABC Afterschool Special!

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We’re back with a back to school themed episode dedicated to the ABC Afterschool Special! We, as we are wont to do, made it a twofer, and chose two episodes starring one of our favorite actors, Lance Guest! The episodes we discuss are Please Don’t Hit Me, Mom, and Two Loves for Jenny (aka Between Two Loves)! And if that wasn’t enough to get you all excited about chalkboards and backpacks, I interviewed Lance Guest about working on this program, as well as some of his other small screen awesome. You can read that interview on my blog! Hooray, and a big thanks to Mr. Guest, who flashed a lot of that charm that made us all fall in love with him in the first place… oh, and he gave some great insight too! Enjoy the podcast and the interview!

By the way, the essay I was referencing at the beginning of this episode is titled Premature Adulthood: Alcoholic Moms and Teenage Adults in the ABC Afterschool Special by Amanda Keeler. Great stuff!

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We’re gearing up to record again… next week (!)…(Wednesday, October 11 to be exact) because I’ll be out of the country at a conference dedicated to TV horror. Life is good, guys! But if you want details on the next episode, just click here. We’re looking for a lot of feedback. Be our friend.

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Up Next! Plan a Small Screen TVM Marathon!

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Yes, I know our ABC Afterschool Special episode hasn’t gone out yet, but we’re recording our next episode very soon and we need YOUR help! We want you to let us know what TV horror movie marathon you would plan for Halloween. Contact us with 3-5 TVM titles. You can just send just the names of the movies or give us a sentence or two letting us know why you chose those telefilms. We haven’t set the exact recording date but it’s sometime before he 12th, so please drop us a line!!!

Up Next… We’re Going Back to (After)School!

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So totally stoked over our upcoming special episode where we’ll be discussing two Lance Guest Afterschool Specials, Please Don’t Hit Me, Mom (1981) and Between Two Loves (1982, aka Two Loves for Jenny). Lance was kind enough to answer a few email questions about working on the ABC Afterschool Special, as well as reflecting on some of his other TV work, and I’ll be hosting this Q&A over at my blog! I’m so super thrilled he took the time to do this!

We’re scheduled to record on the 28th of September, so if you have any thoughts you’d like to share on the Afterschool Special or the CBS Schoolbreak, please have all feedback to us by the evening of the 27th. You can contact us by several different methods, and we are also accepting MP3s now! We’re almost modern over here!

 

Episode 25 and That Old Black Magic! We talk Crowhaven Farm and Bay Coven!

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We’re back and we’re witchy! Check out the latest episode where we talk evil kids, covens and Pamela Sue Martin in awesome clothes! Listen to us gab about the classic (and rightly so!) Crowhaven Farm (1970) and the not-so-classic (and rightly so!) Bay Coven (1987)! And please enjoy!

 

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We’ll be back later this month to discuss two Lance-Guest-centric Afterschool Specials, Please Don’t Hit Me, Mom (1981) and Two Loves for Jenny (1982, aka Between Two Loves)! And we’ll also be featuring a Q&A with Lance Guest on my blog! So please contact us with any feedback!

Special Minisode: Jeff Nelson and The Spell!

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We sat down with Jeff Nelson of Shout! Factory to discuss their upcoming Blu-Ray release of the classic 1977 telefilm The Spell! This is a non-spoilery behind the scenes look of what went into making the release, as well as a spirited conversation about why TV movies are important, and of course, why we all love The Spell. Enjoy!

As many of you know, I supplied the commentary track for this upcoming release, and Shout has also added an intriguing interview with The Spell‘s screenwriter, Brian Taggert! You can pre-order The Spell through Shout’s website, and you will receive it before its September 5th street date. Go buy it!

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Coming up: Lets get witchy

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Double, double, toil and trouble, indeed! The telefilm has cast a spell on us this month as the gang takes a look at two fun occult themed flicks: Crowhaven Farm (1970) and Bay Coven (1987).

We’re  hoping to record on August 24th, so if you’d like to discuss these two TV movies, or any kind of TV related item that your heart desires, please contact us. We’d love to hear from you!

Are You Ready for the Summer? Episode 23 is Here!

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We are finally back with our summer episode, and it only took half of the summer to record it, edit it and get it online. To be fair, we had a lot of technical issues with this, so please be patient with the sound.

But Dan and I did have a blast discussing High School USA (1983) and Poison Ivy (1985). Lots of love given to Michael J. Fox, Nancy McKeon, Crispin Glover, Tony Dow, and some guy named Dirty Curt. We hope you enjoy listening as much as we enjoyed recording it!

For the next episode we are taking a road trip to Crowhaven Farm (1970), and then stopping by Bay Cove (1987), where we’ll take on all things occult! Remember you can always let us know what you think about those films, or any telefilm you want to talk about by contacting us. See you soon!

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