Thundercats, Ho! & Listener E-Mail: CFQ’s Black Hole Ultra-Lounge 2:41.2

Our listeners make their voices heard in this final episode of the Ultra-Lounge (at least in this incarnation): We hear from our listener in Latvia, who gives us some insight into his life; another listener rushes to the defense of the Dino De Laurentiis KING KONG; and an e-mail addressing how DREAM HOUSE’s trailer actually drops the film’s Big Reveal prompts a discussion of how spoilers should be treated during the show. Plus: Dan takes a favorable glance at the new THUNDERCATS animated series and Steve opens up the Tea Party can o’ worms once more.


Dino DeLaurentiis R.I.P. – CFQ Post-Mortem Podcast 1:40.1

King Kong (1976)

In this week’s CFQ Post-Mortem Podcast, Dan Persons and Steve Biodrowski bid farewell to producer Dino DeLaurentiis, who died on November 10 at the age of 91. DeLaurentiis was a frequent contributor to the cinefantastique genres, producing numerous horror, fantasy, and science fiction films: DANGER: DIABOLIK (1968), KING KONG (1976), CONAN THE BARBARIAN (1982), DUNE (1984), MANHUNTER (1986, with Brian Cox as Hannibal Lektor), and ARMY OF DARKNESS (1992). Also on the agenda: a comparison of MONSTERS to SKYLINE, two giant-monster movies currently in release.


Skyline: Cinefantastique Podcast 1:40

Skyline (2010)

This week, the Cinefantastique Horror, Fantasy & Science Fiction Podcast watches the skies – or, rather, the SKYLINE! Tune in as Dan Persons and Steve Biodrowski (minus the missing-in-action Lawrence French) take a stand against brain-eating aliens intent on taking over Tinsel Town – and apparently the rest of the world. It’s a special effects-filled mash-up of WAR OF THE WORLDS, CLOVERFIELD, INDEPENDENCE DAY, and other alien invasion films, one that again poses the age-old genre question that has been on the minds of characters at least since NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD: “Should I stay, or should I go?” (with all due apologies to The Clash). Also this week: the death of Dino DeLaurentiis, plus the usual round-up of news, events, and home video releases.