Nostalgia Theater: A MovieFilm Podcast Join host Zaki Hasan for a jaunt through your favorite pop culture artifacts of yesteryear!

For my latest Nostalgia Theater show I'm honored to be joined by authors Jim Beard & Rich Handley as they discuss their new short fiction anthology Planet of the Apes: Tales From the Forbidden Zone, which collects stories by some of the leading lights in sci-fi writing as they imagine new worlds within the multitudinous franchise. They discuss their own lifetime love of Planet of the Apes, how the book came about, and give a rundown of what readers can expect in the new tome. As longtime listeners know, the original Planet of the Apes is my all-time favorite movie, so any chance I have to go fanboy on Apes, I'm happy to take it. I have a feeling you'll enjoy listening to this conversation as much as I did being a part of it! Check out the episode via the embed below, or subscribe at iTunesStitcher RadioTuneIn Radio, or Google Play (and remember to leave a review!). As always, send all questions or comments our way via MovieFilmPodcast@gmail.com, and don't forget to hit "like" on our Facebook page

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For the first Nostalgia Theater show of 2017, I'm joined by illustrator Joe Simko, who discusses the Garbage Pail Kids phenomenon from the 1980s, including his own work as producer and director of the documentary 30 Years of Garbage. There's lots of insights as we dive into the icky-eww-kitschy-cool fad that first captivated kids of all ages three decades ago, and continues to do so to this very day! You can listen to it at the embed below, or subscribe at iTunesStitcher RadioTuneIn Radio, or Google Play (and remember to leave a review!). As always, send all questions or comments our way via MovieFilmPodcast@gmail.com, and don't forget to hit "like" on our Facebook page.

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December 30, 2016  

For the final Nostalgia Theater show of 2016, I'm joined by standup comedian (and avowed Corey Feldman fan) Zahra Noorbakhsh, host of the hilarious #GoodMuslimBadMuslim Podcast for a fun and freewheeling conversation celebrating the thirty year anniversary of the classic coming-of-age tale Stand By Me, directed by Rob Reiner and based on a novella by Stephen King. The film stars Wil Wheaton, Feldman, Jerry O'Connell, and the late River Phoenix, and in addition to being a formative experience for us both many years ago, it also ended up sparking a fascinating discussion right now about friendship, parenting, and the passage of time. There's lots of insights and lots of laughs to be had as we close out the year, and you can listen to it at the embed below, or subscribe at iTunesStitcher RadioTuneIn Radio, or Google Play (and remember to leave a review!). As always, send all questions or comments our way via MovieFilmPodcast@gmail.com, and don't forget to hit "like" on our Facebook page.

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November 23, 2016  

I struck oil on the latest Nostalgia Theater show, as TV icon Patrick Duffy joins me for the hour to discuss his long career, including his start on NBC's Man From Atlantis, and his career-defining role as "good" son Bobby Ewing on CBS' long-running primetime soap Dallas. Listen as Patrick talks about how he coped with the sudden onrush of fame from the series, his lifetime friendship with J.R. Ewing himself, the late, great Larry Hagman (who passed away exactly four years ago today), and exactly what they were thinking when they put Bobby Ewing in a shower and let an entire season of Dallas continuity go down the drain. He also discusses the 2012 Dallas revival, and his feelings when he learned it had been canceled after a too-short three season run. It's a fascinating hour with a fascinating person, and I have a feeling you'll enjoy listening to it just as much as I enjoyed being a part of it. Check out the episode via the embed below, or subscribe at iTunesStitcher RadioTuneIn Radio, or Google Play (and remember to leave a review!). As always, send all questions or comments our way via MovieFilmPodcast@gmail.com, and don't forget to hit "like" on our Facebook page

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October 27, 2016  

It was thirty years ago that Jareth the Goblin King (David Bowie) first invited young Sarah (Jennifer Connelly) into his magical, mysterious maze in the Jim Henson-directed classic Labyrinth. As I discussed in my retro review last month, the film didn't land with audiences at the time, it's become a beloved, multi-generational cult artifact in the years since, with its mix of dazzling puppetry and compelling performances making it feel as timeless today as when it was first released. And for the latest Nostalgia Theater show, I celebrate this auspicious anniversary with my special guests Terry J. Erdmann & Paula M. Block, authors of the brand-new book Labyrinth: The Ultimate Visual History. Join us for a fun chat as we track the film's origins, secrets of its casting, plans for a sequel, and why there can never be another Goblin King who can ever match the late, great David Bowie. Check it out at the embed below, or subscribe at iTunesStitcher RadioTuneIn Radio, or Google Play (and remember to leave a review!). As always, send all questions or comments our way via MovieFilmPodcast@gmail.com, and don't forget to hit "like" on our Facebook page.

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September 29, 2016  

Star Trek Month concludes at the Nostalgia Theater show! This week, I celebrate fifteen years since the launch of Star Trek: Enterprise, the unfairly-ignored fifth Trek TV series, by chatting with series co-creator and executive producer Brannon Braga. This series tends to get kicked around or ignored by the diehards, but it's a personal favorite of mine nonetheless, and I've made it something of a personal mission to spread awareness of how darn good it ended up being, and hopefully this podcast will do some of the legwork there. I had a blast chatting with Brannon about his initial hopes for the show, where he thinks things went right, where they went wrong. It's a candid and engagingconversation that I think you'll enjoy listening to just as much as I enjoyed participating in it. Check out the episode via the embed below, or subscribe at iTunesStitcher RadioTuneIn Radio, or Google Play (and remember to leave a review!). As always, send all questions or comments our way via MovieFilmPodcast@gmail.com, and don't forget to hit "like" on our Facebook page

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September 15, 2016  

Star Trek month continues here at Nostalgia Theater! This week I'm joined by Star Trek comic writer and novelist Glenn Greenberg for a fun and far ranging commentary track conversation as we watch the second pilot of the original Star Trek series, "Where No Man Has Gone Before," which ended up selling the series to NBC. In addition to offering our observations and analyses of what's onscreen, we also cover a lot of our own personal Trek history and examine what it is about the franchise that's made us fans for so long. You can either pop in your blu-ray or queue the episode up via streaming to watch along with us, or just listen as we chat. Either way, you'll find a lot of fun and interesting info, so settle in, hit "play," and get ready to boldly go! Listen the show via the embed below, or subscribe at iTunesStitcher RadioTuneIn Radio, or Google Play (and remember to leave a review!). As always, send all questions or comments our way via MovieFilmPodcast@gmail.com, and don't forget to hit "like" on our Facebook page

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August 30, 2016  

It's Star Trek Month at Nostalgia Theater, as we celebrate fifty years of one of the greatest TV shows -- and franchises -- of all time! My special guest this episode is director Adam Nimoy, son of the legendary Leonard Nimoy -- Mr. Spock himself -- to discuss his emotional new documentary For the Love of Spock, which pays tribute to the late, great Mr. Nimoy as well as his iconic character, examining the world’s relationship with Spock and Adam’s relationship with his dad. 

The film features commentaries and remembrances from such Trek luminaries as William Shatner, George Takei, Walter Koenig, Nichelle Nichols, JJ Abrams, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, and many more, and will be available on VOD starting September 9. You can catch the show via the embed below, or subscribe at iTunesStitcher RadioTuneIn Radio, or Google Play (and remember to leave a review!). As always, send all questions or comments our way via MovieFilmPodcast@gmail.com, and don't forget to hit "like" on our Facebook page
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August 2, 2016  

The DC Comics adaptation Suicide Squad brings its dark and gritty superhero vision to the screen this week, so I thought what better time to take a fond look back at the DC universe at its bright and shiniest! For my latest Nostalgia Theater show I'm joined by actor, comedian, and radio host Ralph Garman of the Kevin & Bean Show in Los Angeles for a fun and free-ranging conversation about our mutual love of the 1966 Batman TV series, which celebrates its fiftieth anniversary this year.

With its roster of larger-than-life guest stars and set pieces, the ABC show made the word "camp" part of the lexicon, and depending on who you ask is either the best or worst thing to ever happen to DC's Dark Knight. Ralph delves into his own personal history with the series, including his relationship with series star Adam West and the chance to co-write (with filmmaker Kevin Smith) a comic book based on the show, last year's Batman '66 Meets the Green Hornet.

You can catch the show via the embed below, or subscribe at iTunesStitcher RadioTuneIn Radio, or Google Play (and remember to leave a review!). As always, send all questions or comments our way via MovieFilmPodcast@gmail.com, and don't forget to hit "like" on our Facebook page.

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Bustin' makes me feel good! With the storied action-comedy Ghostbusters franchise heading back to theaters this weekend via the remake/reboot directed by Paul Feig and starring an all-star roster of some of the funniest females on the planet (read my "thumbs up" review here), I decided to hop in the Nostalgia Theater time machine and reminisce with my good pal, award-winning TV writer Sameer Gardezi (Modern Family, Aliens in America), about our mutual lifelong affinity for all things Ghostbusters, be it the movies, the action figures, the animated cartoon show(s), or the breakfast cereal! You can catch the show via the embed below, or subscribe at iTunesStitcher RadioTuneIn Radio, or Google Play (and remember to leave a review!). As always, send all questions or comments our way via MovieFilmPodcast@gmail.com, and don't forget to hit "like" on our Facebook page

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