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Friday
Mar082013

The Last Starfighter and C: 299,792 km/s

Alternate Title: "The Most Dreary Call to Adventure".

The LARGO! crew run through the could-be classic The Last Starfighter, comparing it with the new hotness short-film C: 299,792 km/s. Devin Higgins hosts, with contributors Thor Deacon, Matthew Johnston and Patrick Wohlmut.

The Last Starfighter and C: 299,792 km/s

Friday
Mar012013

Turning Books into Movies (Part 2): Philip K. Dick vs. Blade Runner

Alternate Title: "He Only Saw the First Twenty Minutes".

The LARGO! crew run begin comparing books with the movies they became by going to one of the classic conversions, Blade Runner, compared with Philip K. Dick's novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? While the old adage is that "the book was better", when you're talking about Philip K. Dick, that might not always be the case. Devin Higgins hosts, with contributors Greg Boone, Thor Deacon, and Patrick Wohlmut.

Turning Books into Movies (Part 2): Philip K. Dick vs. Blade Runner

Friday
Feb222013

Our Own Sci-Fi Franchise (Part 1)

Alternate Title: "It Could Also Be Amazing".

Because we can't have enough lingering Part Ones in our podcast, here's another. This time, the LARGO! crew decided to do something geeky and creative and more than a little ambitious, because honestly, how hard could it be? This time around, its LARGO's very own sci-fi franchise! Devin Higgins hosts, with contributors Thor Deacon, Matthew Johnston, and Patrick Wohlmut.

Our Own Sci-Fi Franchise (Part 1)

Friday
Feb152013

Farscape (Part 1): Primer

Alternate Title: "He's Marooned on the Planet and Grows the Fake Beard".

While we wait for everyone to send us their portion of the latest episode, here's Devin and Matt talking live-to-tape and off the cuff about one of their true geek loves: Farscape.  This is a spoiler-free primer to the show and why they love the show, part one of an occasional series where the LARGO crew goes over portions of the series together. Devin Higgins hosts, with Matthew Johnston. Recorded live at the Hawthorne Hophouse in SE Portland.

Farscape (Part 1): Primer

Friday
Feb082013

Turning Books into Movies (Part 1): For and Against

Alternate Title: "You Don't Go Editing Asimov".

The LARGO! crew run through four books that they think could never be made into movies, and also why they totally could. Classics abound: Rendezvous With Rama, Foundation, Asterios Polyp, and Jennifer Government.  Pretty much spoiler-free though, so have at it. Devin Higgins hosts, with contributors Thor Deacon, Matthew Johnston and Patrick Wohlmut.

Turning Books into Movies (Part 1): For and Against