Something2XP is back after a 7 month hiatus! This episode features theatrical producer and events coordinator, Sam Warner. Michael and Sam talked about growing up in Philadelphia, GallifreyOne, Doctor Who fandom, bad feet, growing up nerdy, The Muppets, Jim Henson’s death, practical vs. CGI effects, The Lord of the Rings, Jurassic Park, The Sixth Sense, theater productions, props, TV mysteries, generational media, Perry Mason, Fantasia, family TV viewing, V: The Series, Battlestar Galactica, Buck Rogers in the 23rd Century, AlienNation, oppression, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, societal woes, religion, and books.
This week, our guest is punk rock nerd, Armando Olivas. We chatted about Kitty’s pets, dying for social justice, the march of progress, Marriage Equality, Punk rock, Emo, Latino Punk, the Chicano movement, comic art, social media, Jurassic World, Sea World, Inside Out, CGI animated movies, old roommates, Terminator Genisys, Superego, Nerdmelt, Amy Schumer, Another Period, Gay Rights, Pro Wrestling, comics, Sex Criminals, TMNT, anthropomorphic comics characters, cartoons, and Batman: The Animated Series.
Our guest is 3D graphic artist and creature modeler, Anastasios Gionis. We talked about live podcasts, bones and anatomy, Warner Brothers cartoons, Robert McKimson, growing up Greek in America, Cyrillic vs. Greek letters, celebrity impersonations, 3D character modeling, digital creature rigging, CG vs. practical effects, Alien, Stan Winston and Legacy Effects, 90s animation, 3D digital sculpting, The Strain, The Seventh Son, Japanese Anime, nerd culture, Metal music, video games, Greek mythology, Ray Harryhausen, and Silent Hill.
Our guests are cosplayers, artists, and designers, Brian Davis and Alyssa Rosales. We spoke to them about cosplay, Wasteland Weekend, Monica Bellucci, growing up bored, media reboots, monster movies, The Hobbit, Cary Fukunaga, Chris Carter, the process behind CG video effects, Jurassic Park, scary clowns, Ray Harryhausen, Ryan Murphy, video and music stores, Star Wars, comic book movies, CG vs. practical effects, changes in the music industry, and serial killer stories.