Monster Party (general)

It's date night MONSTER PARTIERS!

This time, JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, tackle the often tricky subject of romance in the horror, science fiction, and fantasy genres. Prepare your pitter-pattering hearts for a look at... LOVE, MONSTER PARTY STYLE!!! 

Helping us make sense of all these strange new feelings is the lovely, hilarious, and talented star of such genre favorites as THE HILLS HAVE EYES, HOLLISTON, THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF HORROR, and GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY... LAURA ORTIZ!!!  

Prepare to get all gooey over murderous lonely hearts, incestuous shapeshifters, satanic love triangles, cross species courting, adolescent androids, cannibal crossed lovers, and oh so much more!

Love is in the air, and there's a good chance it's going to kill you! But what else is new?

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MONSTER PARTY wants you to go where not very many sci-fi fans have gone before!

Just when you finished watching all the films we turned you on to in our classic episode HORROR OBSCURA, MONSTER PARTY has a new assignment. JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD have come up with a whole new list of seldom seen science fiction cinematic surprises, that can only be described as... SCI-FI OBSCURA!

Bringing his own selection of unearthed science fiction gold is our very special guest, Emmy Award winning comedian, actor, writer, and whiskey enthusiast... KEVIN AVERY! (TOTALLY BIASED WITH W. KAMAU BELL, LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER, THE JIM JEFFERIES SHOW)

MONSTER PARTY gives you even more reasons to shun the daylight, pour yourself a cocktail, and retreat to comfort of your big screen TV. No wonder nerds have such wonderful skin!

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If you're excited about this episode of MONSTER PARTY, give us a CHEKOV SCREAM!!!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, welcome a true science fiction legend... WALTER KOENIG!!!

Mr. Koenig is probably best known for his role as PAVEL CHEKOV in the original STAR TREK television series, but his amazing career didn't stop there! Walter had a recurring role in the TV show THE STARLOST, starred in the feature film MOONTRAP, and went on to appear in six of the STAR TREK motion pictures! As a writer, he created the character of ENIK on LAND OF THE LOST, and wrote "The Infinite Vulcan" episode of STAR TREK:THE ANIMATED SERIES. Of course Mr. Koenig truly blew all of our minds with his role as Psi-Cop ALFRED BESTER in the critically acclaimed television series, BABYLON 5!

Walter Koenig provides us with a thoughtful and often humorous look at the world of show business, and the ups and downs of being a cultural icon.

This episode is a MONSTER PARTY essential! So we expect you to download it before you can say, "Nuclear wessels."

 

 

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This MONSTER PARTY episode isn't for wussies!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, celebrate those unsung and sung protagonists who overcome the odds, and denigrate the ones who don't.  We're talking about... HORROR & SCI-FI HEROES!

Joining us in honoring and dishonoring the best and worst of these heroes is long time friend of the show, EMMY AWARD WINNING comedian/actor/writer/producer/hero... SUE MURPHY. (CHELSEA LATELY, ELLEN, HELLO ROSS, WANDA DOES IT) Sue is a long time MONSTER PARTY fan favorite, and this is still the ONLY podcast she does! So, if you're looking for something heroically exclusive, this is it! 

Now puff out your chest, grab a flamethrower, and pour yourself a stiff class of courage! MONSTER PARTY has your back!

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:00pm PDT

MONSTER PARTY boldly goes where quite a few people have gone before! Specifically, a condo in Studio City with WAY too many action figures!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, push their booze engines to 80 PROOF, just to tackle their latest, star spanning topic... SPACESHIPS! Joining us for the historic launch of this episode, is comedian, writer, producer, and friend of the show... FRED BELFORD! Fred once again brings his quick wit and nerd pedigree to challenge the gang on their spaceship preconceptions. And who doesn't love their spaceship preconceptions challenged?!

Expect the usual bi-weekly allotment of passionate bickering and character assassination, as we dissect the spacecraft from films and TV shows like STAR WARS, STAR TREK, ALIEN, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, FLASH GORDON, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, DOCTOR WHO, LOST IN SPACE, WAR OF THE WORLDS, GODZILLA, GAMERA, BATTLE BEYOND THE STARS, BLAKE'S 7, U.F.O., SPACE:1999, and MORE!

Don't miss the show that made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs! And by the way, why isn't there a Kessel Rum?

 

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Once upon a time, you watched what you thought was just an innocent kiddie film...and it scarred you for LIFE! And MONSTER PARTY understands.

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, dig deep into their most traumatic childhood memories, to you bring you an episode that may screw up your inner child even more... CREEPY KID VID! Yes, we're talking about those films and TV shows that were presented to a young you like friendly family fare, but soon became the stuff of everlasting NIGHTMARES! Returning to MONSTER PARTY to discuss these seemingly innocent cinematic day terrors, is actor, director, and voice over actor supreme... WALLY WINGERT! (THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO, FAMILY GUY, NARUTO, SONIC BOOM, BATMAN:ARKHAM ASYLUM)

MONSTER PARTY WARNS YOU: When watching a CREEPY KID VID, keep telling yourself...it's only rated G, it's only rated G, it's only rated G...

 

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MONSTER PARTY looks back at where we've been, and how far we've come!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, use their magic oracle (not to mention, a few shots of vodka) to peer into the past, present, and future of the horror/sci-fi/fantasy genre! Helping us tackle this Tim Burns-size project, is one the talented and passionate, monster kid trailblazers of today! It's the writer/producer/director/co-creator of such projects as the YOUTUBE series VIDEO GAME HIGH SCHOOL, and the new HULU sci-fi anthology series DIMENSION 404... DEZ DOLLY! The minute Dez entered the studio, he felt like an old friend. And what brings friends closer together than having some drinks, nerding out, and being the occasional target of personal attacks? Welcome home Dez!

In addition to our usual 100% FUN GUARANTEE, stick around after the end music for some extra feisty backstage bloopers! 

Now enjoy this audio pub crawl across time and space!

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Snuggle up in your straitjackets MONSTER PARTIERS! Things are about to get CRAY CRAY!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, pay a visit to the laughing academy, when they delve deep into the lovable madness of... PSYCHOPATHS! Helping us with a not-so-clinical diagnosis of this subject is, EMMY AWARD WINNING writer/producer/director... ROB COHEN! (THE BEN STILLER SHOW, THE SIMPSONS, SUPER ADVENTURE TEAM, THE BIG BANG THEORY, MARON, LADY DYNAMITE, MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000) Rob goes off his meds, and joins us on a psychotic ride through some of screen history's most magnificent maniacs!

MONSTER PARTY BONUS: Just when you thought this episode had pushed you beyond the realms of sanity, stay tuned after the closing music for a special story from Rob Cohen (hint: it involves Canada and gun play), and some EXTRA PSYCHOPATH CHAT!

Insert maniacal laughter here.

 

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MONSTER PARTY learns how to build a better tomorrow!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, take a trip from the drafting table into the future, when they get a crash course in... SCI-FI DESIGN! Serving as our resident futurist is the conceptual artist for such films as ZATHURA, SPIDER-MAN 3, TRON:LEGACY, IRON MAN, CAPTAIN AMERICA:CIVIL WAR, and a whole bunch of AVENGERS films... PHIL SAUNDERS!

Phil gives us the nuts and bolts info on what it takes to make the perfect IRON MAN armor; the inside dope on such design pioneers as SYD MEAD, H.R. GIGER, and RALPH McQUARRIE; the origin story of a certain wisecracking A.I. from THE JOURNEYMAN PROJECT CD ROM series; and so much more, it could fill a shared universe!

Of course, when Phil finally designs the perfect martini, we'll definitely have him back!

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For this episode, MONSTER PARTY has assembled the perfect cast!

JAMES GONIS, SHAWN SHERIDAN, LARRY STROTHE, and MATT WEINHOLD, roll out their mint-in-package casting couch for a rip snortin', side-splitting, but actually informative look into... HORROR & SCI-FI CASTING!  

Giving us a look behind the audition veil, is veteran casting director and fellow genre nerd, G. CHARLES WRIGHT!!! (THAT 70'S SHOW, ANGER MANAGEMENT, THE MIDDLE).

G Charles provides us with the inside scoop on what it takes to book the right actor for the right project, and shares some hilarious stories of his time in the casting chair. Of course, expect the usual childish disagreements, personal attacks, and obvious sexual tension, that are an integral part of every MONSTER PARTY show.

Now give this episode a listen...in your own time...and have fun with it!

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