EPISODE 81 – Disney+ has released a short one minute long teaser trailer for The Mandalorian Season 2. I break down the video, shot by shot and then announce the guests for the upcoming season of The Mandalorian season 2 Secret Society episodes!
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Episode 80 – On this second episode of Artifacts & Arrangement, I am breaking down the themes from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom by John Williams. I will discuss Willie Scott’s theme, Short Round’s theme, the Slave Children’s march as well as music from the bowels of The Temple of Doom!Thank you again for your support!
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EPISODE 99 – Ralph and Jorge watched the gooey gangster film The H-Man! Directed by Ishiro Honda and starring a familiar cast of Toho regulars, The H-Man has similar vibes to The Human Vapor, but does it wow us as much as that film? Only one way to find out. Enjoy the film! 08.31.2020
EPISODE 0 – James and Ralph are incredibly excited to talk about the upcoming Invincible show for Amazon Prime Video! On this inaugural episode, the fellas talk about their history with the Robert Kirkman, Cory Walker and Ryan Ottley superhero comic book of the same name. Join them as they touch on the teaser trailer and the actors cast in the 2021 animated series!
EPISODE 79 – It has been a busy couple of months and I am glad to be back on Patreon. I am hoping to come back in a big bag way! On this update episode, I let you know what I have been up to and where we are going!! There is some exciting stuff on the horizon and I thank you immensely for the support!
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Join Ralph and Jay as they break down the Week in Geek like Robert Kirkman’s Invincible Trailer dropping at NYCC and Lord of the Rings finally getting a 4k release all that and more on Geek. Dad. Life. Presents Screen Geeks!SHOW LESS
Over the course of the entire Quarantine, I have been scheming to put together a secret Pursuit movie for Associated Films. It would be a sequel to Pursuit Kids: Hit and Son. I asked my nephews if they would return and they graciously agreed. After months of extensive prep, we finally shot it in one morning and one evening along with long time collaborator Jeff Horn, who shot my Riverman Trailer.
One of the things that you need to make a Pursuit movie is to have a case, a very specific case. The original case belongs to Dylan, and if you want to make a secret Pursuit movie, you will need to find a case without him knowing. Thank god for eBay!
Another key ingredient in a Pursuit film is the inclusion of James “Hit” Soeffner! I let him know what I was doing and told him what I needed to get him in the film. Thanks to his better half, Phenocia, they went out and matched a shot that Jeff and I did during our initial shoot. Their shot is so good and matched our footage perfectly. It’s amazing, considering that they shot it a week later and 400 miles away! It looks so real.
The post credit scene was something I thought up early on. Months before the shooting began, I contacted Lisa and Becky to see if they would be interested in doing this bit. The shooting only took about 15 minutes, but they were willing to come all this way to join me and Stevi to make their Pursuit debut!! Not wanting to leave out Jocelyn in this badass girl gang, she joined us to reprise her roll from Pursuit 4: Orange Crush!
Now that there are multiple cases in the hands of Associated Films’ members, I am willing to hand it off so that the Pursuit will continue!!
Thanks for watching,
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EPISODE 154 – Ralph and Kevin return to give updates on where they have been and what they have been up to. They also talk about what shows we have been watching and discuss Bill & Ted Face the Music.
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EPISODE 98 – Jorge and Ralph have officially watched all Gamera films. It’s crazy that just four years ago they hadn’t seen any. Does the final film in the Gamera series please the guys or does it fall flat? 08.31.2020
EPISODE 97 – Ralph and Jorge watched the follow up to King Kong 1976. It’s 10 years later and King Kong has been brought back to life by an artificial heart. Even though his heart his fake, his love for Lady Kong is real! 08.03.2020
On this episode of Screen Geeks! Ralph and Jay discuss all the details related to the just dropped Season 2 trailer for The Mandalorian. Come and join the fun!
I do a breakdown of the trailer for the upcoming second season of the Mandalorian! Thanks again for the support!!
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The Lost Rewatch Continues as we move through season 5, many will say, season 5 of Lost is their favorite season. We discuss What Happened Happened and Dead is Dead. We really take. adeep look into both episodes. SHOW MORE
On this Geek. Dad. Life. Livestream Ralph and Jay talk about a recently unearthed theater promo for the 1984 Ghostbusters film that featured Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd and a little known alternate Ghostbusters Theme song… They also talk about the recent Entertainment Weekly exclusive first look at Season 2 of Mandalorian as well as talk about that new Dune Trailer that dropped this week from Warner Brothers . All that and more on Geek. Dad. Live!
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EPISODE 96 – Jorge and Ralph watched the 1969 cowboy vs dinosaur film, with effects by Ray Harryhausen! With a premise like that, how could we not fall in love with this film. Well, maybe love is a strong word, but we found a lot to enjoy! 08.03.2020
Ralph and Jay host a special Post-Con edition of Geek. Dad. Live! They will cover all the big reveals from the DC Fandome event where we expect to see new trailers and get more details on the upcoming films: The Batman, Wonder Woman 84, The Snydercut Justice League and more!
EPISODE 95 – Ralph and Jorge watched the 1962 outer space thriller from Ishiro Honda! Even though there is a Kaiju in the film, the guys agree that they don’t really need a giant walrus in this space age disaster film! 07.13.2020
EPISODE 77 – On this SECOND episode of “Wait, You Haven’t Seen…”, I am joined by Jack Glatfelter (Crazy Hank TV, The Lost Podcast with Jay and Jack) to discuss the 1969 classic, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid! I had never seen it before now, and Jack says it is possibly his favorite film of all time!
Thanks for your continued support and look forward to the third episode of “Wait, You Haven’t Seen…” in which I discuss Inception with Jay Glatfelter (Geek.Dad.Life.,The LOST Podcast with Jay & Jack)….
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EPISODE 94 – As Ralph and Jorge head towards the finish line of the podcast, they tick another Godzilla film off the list! It’s the 1992’s Godzilla film starring the Big G, Mothra and new combatant Battra!! Get ready for a three-way battle that pits Godzilla vs two flying Kaiju! 07.13.2020
EPISODE 76 – On this inaugural episode of “Wait, You Haven’t Seen…”, I am joined by Pete “The Retailer” (Star Wars Minute, ABCDevo, AlphaBeatical & ABCDTOS) to discuss the 1979 Walt Disney classic, The Black Hole!I had never seen it before now, and Pete has a life-long fondness for it. I have a lot of questions about the film and Pete uses his vast knowledge to answer some of them. We also come up with theories about the climax of the film and discuss its rich history. If you haven’t seen the film, I suggest that you check it out.
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EPISODE 93 – Jorge and Ralph watch Ishiro Honda’s 1960 thriller, The Human Vapor! The guys gush about this secret surprise and recommend you check it out before listening to the episode! It’s a fantastic film that reminds them of a classic Universal Monster movie, but does it break our Top 5?! 06.29.2020
Episode 75 – On this first episode of Artifacts & Arrangement, I am breaking down the themes from Raiders of the Lost Ark by John Williams. I will discuss Indy’s Theme, Marion’s Theme as well as the theme for the Ark of the Covenant!
Thank you again for your support!
On this live episode of Geek. Dad. Life. Jay and Ralph open with a Geek. Dad. Life. Channel Q and A. They talk about the announcement of the new Star Wars series The Bad Batch. The talk about the new Usagi Yojimbo Netflix series and more!
EPISODE 92 – Ralph and Jorge watched Ishiro Honda’s Diamond Heist/Space Monster film from 1964. Although the creature Dogora is really interesting to look at, the majority of the movie follows a group of diamond smugglers that really have little to do with the space monster plot. 06.29.2020
On this episode of Geek. Dad. Live! Ralph and Jay cover the past week in geek with new rumors about the long awaited Tron Legacy sequel. Hamilton dropped on Disney+ letting everyone be in the room where it happens. Comic Con @Home schedules have been released and Ghostbusters returns to #1 at the box office for the first time in 36 years!!
EPISODE 91 – Jorge and Ralph watched a movie based on a Ray Bradbury story, with effects by Ray Harryhausen and made by the director of Gorgo!! There are a lot of good things going for this film. Does it live up to the hype?! 05.05.2020
Episode 74 – On this eleventh and final installment of the Lightsaber & Leitmotif series, I am listening to the themes from the last 43 years of Star Wars as written by John Williams and rearranged for Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker. We also get a new “Rise of Skywalker” theme that serves as a main theme for the final film in the Skywalker Saga.
Thank you for the continued support and look forward to Artifacts and Arrangements, where I break down the themes from the Indiana Jones series!!
EPISODE 90 – Ralph and Jorge watched Ishiro Honda’s 1964 film that stars more than just the “three headed monster”! In fact, we get Rodan, Mothra and Godzilla! We also discuss the lack of aliens seen onscreen but are in awe of the costumes of the Selgina people. Sit back and enjoy! 05.05.2020
EPISODE 89 – Jorge and Ralph are finishing up the Gamera Trilogy with Gamera: Revenge of Iris from 1999. We’ve come a long way from the days of Gamera being the friend of all children. In this movie, a child raises her very own Kaiju to seek revenge on Gamera, who destroyed a building which killed her family! 04.20.2020
EPISODE 88 – Ralph and Jorge are talking about the 1976 remake of the 1933 classic film, King Kong! On the episode, the guys discuss the changes made to the story as well as the similarities. There is a whole lot to love in this movie, but does it crack our top 5? 04.20.2020
Episode 73 – On this tenth installment of the Lightsaber & Leitmotif series, I am listening to the new theme introduced in SOLO: A Star Wars Story! Even though John Williams composed a new theme for Han Solo, John Powell composed the score to this tale of smugglers and space pirates! I go through some really fun new themes and revisit some old ones. Buckle up for an adventure unlike any other Star Wars film!
Thank you for the continued support and look forward to Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker!
EPISODE 87 – Jorge and Ralph watched the 1957 Ray Harryhausen stop-motion action sci-fi flick 20 Million Miles to Earth! The guys are entertained from beginning to end and are in awe of the creature effects! 04.06.2020
EPISODE 153 – Kevin and Ralph are doing it LIVE! We fired up Zoom and invited the ALDAP Universe to join us in a chat. Huge thanks to everyone who joined us to talk about what they have been up to while in quarantine. Topics like DC Universe, WWE’s Money in the Bank, Animal Crossing, Theme Parks, Movie Live Streams and so much more!
EPISODE 86 – Ralph and Jorge watched the final film in the Rebirth of Mothra series. A trilogy that so far has been less than stellar. Will the third one redeem the other two? Will it be more of the same? There is only one way to find out. Watch the film and listen to this latest episode! 04.06.2020
Joining me for the Lost rewatch this week are, Jorge Garcia, Ralph Apel, and Jay Glatfelter. We discuss Stranger in a Strange Land and Trisha Tanaka is Dead and many other things like Cadbury Eggs and other Easter Candy.
EPISODE 152 – Ralph and Kevin are still in quarantine and have been binge watching TV and enjoying the two night Wrestlemania 36 even on the WWE Network. Join them as they walk you through two incredibly unique matches that left them excited for more wrestling!
EPISODE 85 – Jorge and Ralph watched Ishiro Honda’s 1955 film Jū Jin Yuki Otoko as well as the 1958 Americanized version, Half Human. Even though they are pretty much the same story, the American version takes the Japanese footage and narrates over all of it, then adds some interesting scenes sprinkle throughout. 03.18.2020
EPISODE 72 – Alex Stewart (The Backside of Water) returns to do a crossover episode for his sister podcast Did You Know: Disney to discuss our experience on Disney’s latest attraction, Rise of the Resistance! This episode also contains a half hour of extra content recorded specifically for the Secret Society. Enjoy and may the Force be with you, always.
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EPISODE 151 – Kevin and Ralph are social distancing from the world and are going to talk about what they have been up to while stuck in their homes! They talk about video games, bingeworthy shows, fun movies they’ve watched . . . and the Sonic the Hedgehog movie?
EPISODE 84 – Ralph and Jorge watched the 1985 North Korean film produced by Kim Jong Il and directed by a then kidnapped Sang-ok Shin! Created from rice and mud, Pulgasari roams the country devouring iron, fighting for good and leaving rubble in his wake! 03.18.2020
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EPISODE 71 – On this update episode, I am doing a show during the big COVID-19 scare. I am giving you an update on my life, what is going on with the show and how it has been to be a castmember at the Disneyland Resort for its last two unscheduled closures. I discuss working at DCA when it is completely empty of all guest as well as the time I worked on 9/11.
Be sure to take the best care of yourself and your family, and thank you for the continued support. I hate social distancing, but I will take advantage of this time away from work to bring you a lot of fun distractions on the Secret Society!
Joining me to discuss Further Instructions and Every Man for Himself are Ralph Apel and Eric Scull. We want to know if you agree with Ralph on his opinion about Further Instructions.
On this live episode of Geek. Dad. Life. Jay brings on good friend and score expert Ralph Apel to discuss the latest reveal of who is scoring the new Ghostbusters Afterlife Soundtrack.
EPISODE 83 – Jorge and Ralph watched Ishiro Honda’s 1959 sci-fi action epic! Although there aren’t any Kaiju to be found, the guys are in awe of all of the model destruction and mayhem! 01.27.2020
EPISODE 82 – Ralph and Jorge watched this fever dream from 1972. Daigoro is hungry and it’s up to us to make sure he’s fed. It’s a pretty easy premise until the film also introduces you to flying bikes, rain rockets, magic shoes, clones (?), rosy cheeks, corporate greed, kaiju toilets and SO MUCH MORE! 01.27.2020
Joining me with their thoughts on ? and 3 minutes are Ralph Apel and Jay Glatfelter. If you loved listening to The Dharmalars podcast and The Lost Podcast with Jay and Jack, you’ll love this episode. Lost is one of the greatest shows in the history of Television. Find out if we think it still holds up today. Each week I’ll be discussing two episodes with different Co- host from the Lost Community. Subscribe today, don’t get left behind.
EPISODE 81 – Jorge and Ralph watched Godzilla Raids Again (1955) and its 1959 American counterpart Gigantis the Fire Monster. How far does the American version stray from the original Japanese version. Not a whole lot, with the exception of some really key elements! 01.20.2020
EPISODE 70 – On this video episode, I do a tour of my desk as mentioned in Episode 69, “The Collector”. I hope you enjoy this and don’t find it too self indulgent.
Thanks again for the support!
EPISODE 69 – On this non Star Wars episode, I am talking with Jay Glatfelter (The Lost Podcast with Jay & Jack) to discuss his new youtube show Geek. Dad. Life.! The show is about collecting, toy reviews, movie reviews, geek quests and more! Join us as we talk about collecting and more!
ALSO… I am not sure if some of you have caught wind of an American Gladiator podcast that I have planned on hosting, but the last 15 minutes of the show discusses what is going on with that, and you wont want to miss it!!
Thanks for the continued support and talk to you again real soon!
EPISODE 80 – Ralph and Jorge are finally closing out the Daimajin series with part 3. Wrath of Daimajin. Is this the movie that showcases Daimajin throughout the entire film, or will the guys be burned again, by having to wait almost the entire movie to see the titular character? There’s one way to find out! 1.6.2020
EPISODE 79 – Jorge and Ralph watched Reigo from 2005 and it probably didn’t go as well as they had hoped, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty of fun conversations to be had! 1.06.2020
EPISODE 68 – On this episode I am joined by W. Axel Foley (DVRPodcast.com, Daily DVR) to discuss the final chapter of The Mandalorian season one titled “Redemtion”. On this episode, we chat about the complete series up to this point, the possibilities of the future and of course Baby Yoda!
Thanks again for your support and may the Force be with you!
EPISODE 78 – Ralph and Jorge are celebrating their third anniversary by talking about the Roland Emmerich American Godzilla film starring Matthew Broderick and a bunch of Simpsons’ actors! This episode also contains a really BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! 11.21.2019
EPISODE 67 – On this episode I am joined by Jack Glatfelter (Crazy Hank TV, Jay and Jack Network) to discuss The Mandalorian Chapter 7 “The Reckoning”. After a rocky couple of weeks, Jack and I discuss our favorite episode of the series so far! We chat about dragons, IG-11’s comeback, the 501st Legion and a lot more!
EPISODE 150 – Ralph and Kevin return to a galaxy far, far away and way out there! We saw Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker and had a blast doing so! Join them as they break it down and talk about why this film brought them so much gosh darned joy!
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EPISODE 66 – On this episode I am joined by Alex Stewart (The Backside of Water, Did You Know Disney) as he does his darndest to talk me off the ledge! It’s true, as much as I love Star Wars, I have found the last two chapters of The Mandalorian leaving me wanting more. Since the pilot episode, my excitement has been beginning to wane. We are both able to see both sides of the coin and have found common ground in our hopes for all of these single stories to come together in an exciting finale.
Thanks again for your support and may the Force be with you!
EPISODE 77 – Jorge and Ralph watched the remake to the 1949 classic, Mighty Joe Young. It’s more of a loose retelling than a remake, starring Charlize Theron and Bill Paxton. Does the film hold up to the original? There’s one way to find out! 11.21.2019
EPISODE 65 – On this episode I am joined by Jay Glatfelter (Geek. Dad. Life. & JayAndJack.com) to discuss The Gunslinger. This episode is a bit of an odd one, as I hit record as soon as the conversation begins. So, you will get a little bit of real life banter between two old grizzled podcasters before we swing into the Star Wars talk. ALSO, we sort of get derailed by talking about George Lucas, the Prequels and Star Wars fans instead of talking about the episode.
It is an interesting episode and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did catching up with Jay!
Thanks for the continued support and may the Force be with you!
EPISODE 64 – I do a video breakdown of the first Teaser Trailer for Bond 25, No Time To Die! I use my keen detective skills to wildly speculate on what will happen in the upcoming movie to both James Bond and 007!? Enjoy the show and thanks again for the continued support!
EPISODE 63 – I am joined by Chrysanthe Tan to discuss the fourth episode of The Mandalorian. Chapter 4: Sanctuary. On this episode we chat about Chicken Walkers, musical themes, helmet removal and Baby Yoda!
Thank you for the continued support and may the Force be with you!
EPISODE 76 – Ralph and Jorge are talking about The Giant Behemoth. Directed by Eugene Lourie (Gorgo) with stop motion effects by Willis O’Brien (King Kong, Black Scorpion), does this movie hold up to those Kaiju Pod favorites? Listen to this episode to find out! 11.14.2019
EPISODE 62 – I am joined by Matthew Eickhoff (Owen and Beru’s BBQ Podcast) to discuss the third episode of The Mandalorian. Chapter 3: The Sin. On this episode we chat about Midi-chlorians, Stormtroopers, Intergalactic Ice Cream Makers and MORE!!
Right after this recording I joined Matt and his Owen and Beru BBQ co-hosts, Chris and Nick to discuss the episode in even more detail. Check that out HERE!
Thanks for the continued support and may the Force be with you!
Chris, Nick, and Matt are joined by a special guest who holds the podcasters to their sacred oath of the Star Wars Code. Everyone has their knives out to tear into this juicy episode of the Mandalorian, or will they begin to tear into each other. This is the way.
EPISODE 61 – I am joined by Eddie Pence (The Ralph Report, Swings & Mrs. and The Ramble) to discuss the second episode of The Mandalorian. Chapter 2: The Child. Since the show is filled with more action than story, we nerd out on theories, predictions and Life Day at Disneyland!
Enjoy the show and thanks for the continued support!
EPISODE 75 – Jorge and Ralph are discussing the second film in the 1990s Gamera Trilogy! On the episode the guys discuss Gamera’s new secret powers like winged flight and chest lasers! We also get into dubbed swearing, bloody kaiju chunks, incredible models and awful CGI. 10.14.2019
Episode 60 – I am joined by Steve Zaragoza (The Valleyfolk, Dynamic Banter, It Feels Like the First Time) to discuss the first episode of Disney+ The Mandalorian. On the episode we talk about Puppets, Music, Life Day, Fleshlights, Yaddle and BABY YODA!
Enjoy the show and thanks for the continued support!
Joining me with their thoughts on, The Greater Good and Born to Run are Ralph Apel and Patrick Sponaugle. Lost is one of the greatest shows in the history of Television. Find out if we think it still holds up today. Each week I’ll be discussing two episodes with different Co- host from the Lost Community. Subscribe today, don’t get left behind.
EPISODE 74 – Ralph and Jorge watch an interesting one. Guilala returns to destroy the planet through recycled clips and strange new footage that takes place in a single valley set. But that’s not the weirdest thing to happen in this comedy monster spoof. We also get Take-Majin who in introduced by sucking a missile up his b-hole. 10.08.2019
Episode 59 – I was surprised to find that we got a new Mandalorian trailer! After waiting so long for the first one to arrive, I didn’t expect another one to show up so soon. On this video episode, I break down the second trailer, shot by shot to discover some things that we may have missed!
Enjoy and be sure to check out the Secret Society Exclusive Mandalorian Podcast coming soon to Patreon!!
Thanks for the continued support and may the Force be with you!
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Episode 58 – On this video episode, I do a breakdown of the Final Trailer for Star Wars episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker! There is a very good chance that I tear up during this one! Thanks for the continued support and may the Force be with you!
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Episode 57 – On this ninth installment of the Lightsaber & Leitmotif series, I am listening to the new theme introduced in Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi! Although the only new theme is for Rose, we get a lot of new rendition of some of your favorites! I will go through the them and listen along with you. If you have access to The Last Jedi Bluray or iTunes digital download, I highly recommend you check out the Isolated Score viewing option. It’s a great way to see John Williams’ process!
Thank you for the continued support and look forward to SOLO: A Star Wars Story!
EPISODE 73 – Jorge and Ralph watched the 1957 American monster movie with stop motion effects by the legendary Willis O’Brien (King Kong)! Join the guys as they discover the world of the Black Scorpion! With its misleading title, the guys are surprised at what’s lurking below the Hollow Earth! 10.08.2019
Episode 56 – Update Episode! On the show I talk about what has been going on in my life, The Cricket Audio Comic, VHS Dude, Kaiju Podcast, the upcoming Mandalorian shows, new Patreon tiers and guest hosting on other podcasts.
In other words, it’s just me talking to you for about a half hour about stuff!
Thanks again for your support and I will be back soon with more shows!
EPISODE 72 – Ralph and Jorge watched Q, aka Q: The Winged Serpent from 1982. The story follows a police officer and a diamond thief as they try to go about their normal day-to-day business while a giant serpent attacks the citizens of New York City! 9.12.2019
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On this eighth installment of the Lightsaber & Leitmotif series, I am listening to the new themes introduced in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story! For the first time, a live action Star Wars film wasn’t going to be composed by John Williams. Scoring a Star Wars film would already be a daunting task for any composer, but for Academy Award winner Michael Giacchino there was the added pressure of having to complete the score in about 4 weeks. From conception to the final recording!
Thank you for the continued support and look forward to Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi!
On this episode of Crazy Hank Tv The Lost rewatch I’m joined by Ralph Apel and Chris Skypeck as we give our thoughts on Every Cowboy has Daddy Issues and Whatever the Case May Be. The TV show Lost is one of the greatest shows in the history of Television. Find out if we think it still holds up today. Each week I’ll be discussing two episodes a week with different host from the Lost Community. Subscribe today so you don’t get left behind.
EPISODE 71 – Jorge and Ralph are discussing Gorgo from 1961! It’s a man in the suit monster movie not from Japan and it is fantastic. With interesting effects and a fun story, is Gorgo good enough to crack our Top 5?! 9.12.2019
EPISODE 70 – Ralph and Jorge watched the sequel to 1974 Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla? Well, not quite. In this 1993 film, we get a couple of Radons, Baby Godzilla, “Cornrows” Godzilla and the big Mecha-G! It doesn’t take a crotch brain to enjoy this one! 8.13.2019
Episode 54 – On August 26th, 2019 Disney released footage that they showed at D23. Here is that footage!!
Thanks again for the support and may the Force be with you!
EPISODE 69 – Jorge and Ralph watched one of the most insane movies so far! Ishiro Honda’s 1969 sci-fi, action, monster movie mashup. Latitude Zero!! Starring Joseph Cotton and Cesar Romero, this movie has more surprises than you can imagine! 8.13.2019
On 8/23, Lucasfilm released the trailer for The Mandalorian at the D23 Expo! I sit down and watch the trailer, which looks like someone dumped all of their classic Kenner action figures onto the screen! Expect more Mandalorian talk in the future!
Thanks for the continued support and look forward to an Episode IX trailer breakdown real soon!
Join Axel Foley, Ralph Apel and myself as we discuss The Lost Pilot Parts one and Two. The TV show Lost is one of the greatest shows in the history of Television. Find out if we think it still holds up today. Each week I’ll be discussing two episodes a week with different host from the Lost Community. Subscribe today so you don’t get left behind. Check out our store for Lost related merch .
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On this seventh installment of the Lightsaber & Leitmotif series, I am listening to the new themes introduced in The Force Awakens! In the first Disney Era film, John Williams composes themes for Rey, Kylo Ren, the Resistance and Poe, the Jedi Steps as well as reprising many of the themes from the original trilogy.
Thank you for the continued support and look forward to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story!
EPISODE 149 – Kevin and Ralph are talking about Summer Slam 2019, which was kind of a success!! They also get into the Lion King, SDCC, Hollywood Horror Nights and a whole lot more!! Kick back and enjoy!
EPISODE 68 – Ralph and Jorge fall in love with Peter Jackson’s 2005 remake of the 1933 classic. Jorge watched the theatrical cut and Ralph watched the extended version, which is full of bugs, monsters and fish! How does this version of Skull Island stack up to the rest? Sit back, enjoy and find out! 6.27.2019
EPISODE 67 – Jorge and Ralph sat through the entirety of Rebirth of Mothra 2. It was a tough one, but there is still plenty of fun stuff to talk about. Ghogo, Fairy, Barem, Dagahra and Aquamothra! We get another film with White Goo and we spend some time talking about toys and backscratchers! 6.27.2019
On July 21st 2019, I was asked to moderate the 13th annual LOST Fans Unite panel at SDCC with Jay and Jack. Along with Jay and Jack, we were joined by Jo Garfein from Cancer Gets LOST and an auditorium filled with LOST fanatics!
Because of technical issues during the live event, I had to cobble together a few different audio sources to stitch this episode together. Hopefully everything sounds okay.
I’d like to thank Jay, Jack and Jo for having me join them again, and I look forward to doing it again next year!
EPISODE 66 – Ralph and Jorge are talking about “The Manda Movie”… well, actually it’s the 1963 Ishiro Honda film Atragon! Sure Manda is in the movie, but the guys are more impressed with Atragon aka Gotengo, a super submarine that appears to be indestructible! Oh, also we go down a rabbit hole with Godzilla Island! 5.15.2019
EPISODE 148 – Ralph and Kevin are chatting about earthquakes, movies, Universal Studios, Galaxy’s Edge, Dr. Who Magazine, SDCC, life, Ireland, Wrestling and everything else under the sun!!
EPISODE 65 – Jorge and Ralph are celebrating The 4th of July by watching a true classic. Steven Spielberg’s JAWS! You know, Jaws. We don’t have to explain the movie in this description. 5.15.2019
EPISODE 50 – “IN BRIGHTEST DAY”
We have reached a milestone! Thanks to your continued support, we have reached Episode 50 of the Secret Society! I can’t believe it has taken this long, but I am finally doing a podcast about my second favorite geek thing. Green Lantern!
On this episode I am joined by Myron Rumsey (BlogofOa.com) and Phil Bova who co-host The Podcast of Oa! We are three lifelong GL fans and talk about the history of the DC characters at great length.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with the characters, I highly recommend checking out Geoff Johns’ book “Secret Origins” & “Rebirth”, DC Animated films “Green Lantern: First Flight” & “Green Lantern: Emerald Knights” as well as “Green Lantern: The Animated Series”!
I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I did recording it!!
Thanks again for all you do. Here’s to 50 more!
EPISODE 64 – Ralph and Jorge are discussing the 1949 Cooper & Shoedsack classic. With amazing effects by Ray Harryhausen, we finally have an ape that both the audience and the characters can show sympathy for! Get ready to laugh, cry and cringe at Joe Young! 5.06.2019
I’ve created three TRON (1982) Apple Watch faces.
ENCOM Desk (Time & Date on top)
TRON Arcade Cabinet (Time & Date on top)
Light Cycle Arcade (Time & Date on bottom)
Spiders Arcade (Time, Date & More on bottom)
EPISODE 63 – Jorge and Ralph each saw Mike Dougherty’s love letter to Toho films twice, and are going to give their thoughts on Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)! Legendary releases their third film in the Monster Universe series and it is the biggest one yet! This episode talks about the film in great detail, so beware of SPOILERS! 6.01.2019
EPISODE 49: STAR WARS: GALAXY’S EDGE
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On this sixth installment of the Lightsaber & Leitmotif series, I am listening to the new themes introduced in Revenge of the Sith! In Sith, John Williams introduces a new themes for General Grievous and the Battle of the Heroes.
Join me as I look at the music from the final episode produced by George Lucas and Happy Star Wars Day!!
EPISODE 62 – Since Ralph and Jorge are getting excited to see Godzilla: King of the Monsters in theaters soon, they have decided to revisit Gareth Edwards’ 2014 Godzilla film! Does it hold up? We are about to find out! 5.06.2019
EPISODE 61 – Jorge and Ralph welcome the return of Gamera with open arms! From 1995 comes this clip-free Gamera film packed to the gills with action and Jurassic Park references. 4.01.2019
EPISODE 60 – Ralph and Jorge are chatting about the 1957 American monster movie! Is it a caterpillar, a snail or what?! Whatever it is, be sure to grab your fire extinguisher and fight back! 4.01.2019
EPISODE 45 – For the second weekend in a row, DC’s latest superhero film “Shazam!” was number one at the box office. Tommy Jenkins and Marc Vibbert are here to discuss the film in all of it’s glory, spoilers and all!
I want to thank the fellas for not only coming on the show, but for their continued support!!
Episode IX Teaser – Video Breakdown (BROKEN)
Well, here is what I could salvage from my video breakdown of the Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker teaser trailer. Unfortunately the video freezes halfway through, but you can still hear the audio. I wish there was something I could do to fix this, but I have tried everything.
EPISODE 59 – Jorge and Ralph watched this crazy movie filled with Ninjas, Samurai, Giant Spiders, Birds, Dragons & Frogs!! From 1966 comes The Magic Serpent. *No serpents were involved in the making this movie. 3.18.2019
On this fifth installment of the Lightsaber & Leitmotif series, I am listening to the two new themes introduced in Attack of the Clones!
In Clones, John Williams introduces new themes for Count Dooku and the love theme for Padme & Anakin.
Unfortunately due to time constraints, John Williams did not score the final act of the film and music from The Phantom Menace was spliced into the film. There was never a release of the full soundtrack for Ep. II and John Williams only created two themes. Because of all this, the episode is very, very short. I apologize, but my hands were tied, much like Obi-Wan’s during his interrogation with Count Dooku.
Lightsabers & Leitmotifs will continue with Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith!
Thank you for your continued support,
EPISODE 42 – I was lucky enough to see an early screening of DC’s latest superhero film. SHAZAM!, based on the character from the 1930s. Captain Marvel. On this spoiler-free episode, I give a rundown on my feelings about the movie and more!
Thank you for the continued support,
EPISODE 58 – Ralph and Jorge watched the original Japanese version of “Varan: The Unbelievable”! Join them as they check out the difference between this version and the Americanized version that they watched for Episode 50! 3.18.2019
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 24TH 2019
WHILE HOLLYWOOD WAS CELEBRATING THEMSELVES AT THE 91ST ACADEMY AWARDS. I WAS EDITING THE KAIJU PODCAST EPISODE 56 “THE BLOB”.
DURING THE BROADCAST I DECIDED TO ATTEMPT MY FIRST EVER LIVE STREAM. IT LASTED OVER TWO HOURS AND WAS FILLED WITH FOOTAGE OF ME STARING AT MY COMPUTER SCREEN.
THANKS TO A FEW MEMBERS OF THE CASINOSKUNK SECRET SOCIETY, A CONVERSATION WAS STARTED THROUGH YOUTUBE CHAT.
THESE ARE THOSE CONVERSATIONS….
EPISODE 57 – Jorge and Ralph are talking about the Ishiro Honda monster movie from 1970! Even though this movie is called Space Amoeba, it only takes place in outer space for a little bit. The majority of the film takes place on an island with … natives?! After we get finished talking about the film, we keep the recorder going and discuss toys, kaiju tv shows and general nonsense. 2.04.2019
EPISODE 56 – Ralph and Jorge are watching the 1958 classic, which may or may not be considered a Kaiju Film, but we don’t care because we love The Blob and want to talk about it! 2.04.2019
EPISODE 55 – Jorge and Ralph watched the 1975 Shaw Brothers monster-fest! Super Inframan can only be described as “nuts”, which is mentioned numerous times on this episode! 1.02.2019
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I sit down with Tony Thaxton (Cloud City Soundtrack, Feliz Navipod) to discuss the Star Wars songs that he releases weekly on his Patreon page. We get into his history with Star Wars, his song writing process, Star Wars fans and a lot more!
Thank you for the support and enjoy the show!
“That One Really Tall Jawa” – Cloud City Soundtrack
“Greblieps” – Cloud City Soundtrack
“Flying” – Peter Bernstein
“Introduction/Main Titles” – Peter Bernstein
“I can’t Believe there’s not a Star Wars Movie this Christmas” – Cloud City Soundtrack
EPISODE 147 – Kevin and Ralph are discussing one thing, and one thing only. The seven hour long Royal Rumble!!
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On this fourth installment of the Lightsaber & Leitmotif series, I am listening to the new themes introduced in The Phantom Menace!
After sixteen years of waiting with bated breath, George Lucas finally decided to make more Star Wars, and no matter what you think of the films themselves, you can’t deny that John Williams continued to bring amazing music to a galaxy far, far away!
Even though Williams doesn’t use leitmotifs as strictly in the new trilogy, he does create a lot of great new themes and I am going to break them down for you!
Enjoy, and may the Force be with you.
EPISODE 53 – Jorge and Ralph step into a new decade as they welcome Gamera into 1980 with open arms! Unfortunately for them Gamera: Super Monster is nothing but a strange plot surrounding alien invaders in a Star Destroyer fighting against a trio of Super heroines. Sure Gamera shows up from time to time, but mostly in footage we have already seen from his previous films. Bummer! 12.05.2018
EPISODE 146 – Ralph and Kevin are catching up on a lot of stuff, including Aquaman, Bird Box, Titans, Bandersnatch, Wrestling, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, becoming Michael Meyers and a whole lot more!!
EPISODE 52 – Ralph and Jorge are celebrating their second anniversary show in grand fashion! On this episode we are dicussing Ishiro Honda’s 1968 epic! Aliens from outer space take control over Godzilla, Rodan, Anguirus, Gorosaurus, Mothra, Minilla, Manda, Kumonga, Baragon, Varan and King Ghidorah! 12.05.2018
EPISODE 51 – Jorge and Ralph are talking about The Giant Claw from 1957. There’s not much to say about the Giant Claw except for that he/she is a winged monster from 17,000,000 B.C. or another dimension, who reproduces asexually (?), has an anti-matter shield that can only be taken out by Masic Atoms and looks like a giant dumb turkey! 11.26.2018
Q&A Episode 1 – This is the first ever Q&A podcast and it turned out great! I got so many questions and hopefully you enjoy the answers I give! I’d like to thank everyone who submitted the Qs and if you enjoy this episode, I will be sure to do it again!
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On this video episode, I watch and analyze the latest Godzilla trailer!
EPISODE 50 – Ralph and Jorge are discussing the 1962 American version of Daikaiju Baran, aka Varan: The Unbelievable! A lot has been cut out of the original Ishiro Honda film for this version, and without knowing that ahead of time, we can tell! With only 15 minutes surviving in this version, we are chomping at the bit to see the original Japanese film. From the amazing monster suit and models, to the silly American footage, Varan is a pretty fun ride, but feels watered down. 11.26.2018
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Since this is a day of thanks in the United States, I felt that it was the perfect opportunity to thank you once again for your continued support!
On this episode, I have dug up some audio that Ryan Moore (aka Producer Ryan) recorded on 8.30.2014, which has me joining the Angels’ radio AM830 broadcast team during a game. I was nervous, but had a blast!!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of the support,
EPISODE 49 – Jorge and Ralph have a lot of questions about Gamera vs Zigra! From the good guys of Sea World to the bad guys from the planet Zigra, this movie is chock-full of question marks! We do know one thing, this film is incredibly intriguing and nuts! 10.28.18
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On this third installment of the Lightsaber & Leitmotif series, I am listening to the new themes introduced in Return of the Jedi!
In Jedi, John Williams introduces new themes for The Droids, Jabba the Hutt, The Emperor, The Ewoks and Luke & Leia.
I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I did making it.
Lightsabers & Leitmotifs will continue with Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace!
Thank you for your continued support,
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Ep. 33 “15 Years of Portroids”
The concept is simple. Rick interacts with people from all over the world, takes a Polaroid picture of them and then they sign the photo.
With over 4,000 photos in his collection, Rick is filled with stories from 15 years of Portroids photography.
Thanks to Rick for joining me and thanks to everyone for supporting the Secret Society Patreon page!! Please visit the Casinoskunk Secret Society Facebook page to see some of the Portroids brought up on this episode!
EPISODE 48 – Ralph and Jorge are talking about the sequel to the 1966 giant statue movie. Daimajin. You would think that since Majin was setup in the first film, that we would be able to catch a glimpse of him much sooner in this one. That’s not the case. There is so little Majin stuff to talk about on this episode that the guys start talking about The Scorpion King and Mummy series. 9.20.18
EPISODE 47 – Jorge and Ralph are discussing Ishiro Honda’s final Godzilla movie, which pits the Big G up against Mechagodzilla and Titanosaurus! Due to strange circumstances, the guys watched two different versions of the film, one which included some fake boobs! 9.20.18
I am joined once again by Tommy Jenkins to chat about Spielberg films. Now that Tommy has seen The Adventures of Tintin, we pick up our conversation and talk about his relationship with Indiana Jones. We also discuss the scores of Star Wars, the crappy DC Universe AppleTv app, the great Cheap Charts app, Ready Player One, the decolorization of films, Denny Colt, V and a whole lot more!!!
EPISODE 145 – Kevin and Ralph are chatting about the new Doctor, Venom, Star Wars: Resistance, DC’s Titans, work, friends and a whole lot more!!!
EPISODE 46 – Ralph and Jorge are watching this TOHO children’s film from 1996. Mothra and her offspring fight the three headed Desghidorah to the glittery death!! Witness the saddest Kaiju death in our show’s history and cringe at the most annoying family! 8.31.18
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On this second installment of the Lightsaber & Leitmotif series, I am listening to the new themes introduced in The Empire Strikes Back! And although this is the second episode in this series, I am going to follow the movies in release order, using the episode titles given to the films (Because calling this Episode II just doesn’t feel right). This should make it easier track the episodes down the road, if you ever feel like revisiting them.
In Empire, John Williams introduces new themes for Boba Fett, The Droids, Yoda, The Empire as well as a love theme for Han and Leia.
I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I did making it.
On this mini episode I’m talking about a few things, but most importantly is the announcement of the all new $1.00 “Listen” reward tier on Patreon! Now, for just $1 per month, you’ll get access to all 30 previous episodes of the Casinoskunk Secret Society podcast, as well as the episodes posted during the month of October.
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EPISODE 45 – Jorge and Ralph are talking about Ishiro Honda’s 1957 sci-fi war film, The Mysterians. The plot is simple enough. A race of strange visitors from outer space come to Earth and will live here peacefully under two conditions. We give them 3km square feet of land and, oh yeah, they’re gonna need women!! All bets are off as far as the Earth is concerned! 8.31.18
EPISODE 102 – Ben and Ralph are back and they have some LOST content for your ears! On this episode, the dudes (along with Producer Ryan) are talking about a friend who is watching LOST for the first time, “We Have to Go Back: The LOST Concert 2018”, Solo: A Star Wars Story and a bunch of other nonsense! We also get a couple of great calls on the Dharmaline!
The latest episode of the Dharmalars will drop on 9/22/18 at 8:15am LAX time. Instead of having to wait for it, all of my Patreon supporters will have a chance to listen to the audio from the show, in the raw!! There are no edits, no Jimmy, no phone calls, no music, no nothing!! It’s just the soothing sounds of Me, Ben and Ryan!!
I hope you enjoy this early access and be sure to see what I cut out on LOST’s 14th anniversary, when the edited version shows up in your regular Dharmalars feed!
Thanks again for the support!!
EPISODE 44 – Ralph and Jorge are discussing the 1933 sequel to King Kong! Carl Denham is back and has just as little sympathy as ever!! We find out who Kiko is, the importance of saving the monkey band, Ralph’s crush for Helen Mack, random earthquakes and a lot more! 7.23.2018
BONUS EPISODE – Jorge and Ralph are talking about the latest giant shark film. The Meg (2018)! From director Jon Turteltaub comes a film that pits Jason Statham, and a group of oceanographers, against a prehistoric Megalodon or two!! 8.22.18
This is one episode that I have been wanting to do for a long time, a long time. On this episode I will be going through highlights from John Williams’ 1977 score to Star Wars.
I will be tracking the familiar themes, and “Han-splaining” which themes belong to which characters or situations. I also get into the original 1977 Imperial Theme’s use in Rogue One and Solo: A Star Wars Story.
Thank you again for your support!
EPISODE 43 – Ralph and Jorge are discussing the 1968 film, Gamera vs Jiger aka Gamera vs Monster X. We take a look inside the body of Gamera, discuss the sexuality of Jiger and wonder what exactly the baby Jiger is squirting! 7.23.2018
A lot of things went down in the last month and I am here to catch you up on all of it! I chat a little bit about my short time in San Diego for SDCC ’18 and get into three of the trailers that dropped that weekend. I talk about Aquaman, Shazam! and Godzilla: King of the Monsters (with a special guest).
I also talk about the new Secret Society Facebook group, July’s charity event and what’s coming up next week!