Godzilla, Doctor Who, The Hobbit – CFQ Podcast 4:47.2

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Cinefantastique’s Black Hole Ultra-Lounge Podcast returns from the grave, offering a colorful cornucopia of horror, fantasy, and science fiction news and reviews. Correspondents Dan Persons, Lawrence French, and Steve Biodrowski size up the new GODZILLA teaser trailer, examine the Oscar Academy’s finalists for Best Special Effects, and bid farewell to actor Peter O’Toole (most known for his great dramatic roles, though he did a handful of genre movies, too).

Next, Steve reviews THE DAY OF THE DOCTOR on DVD. Larry recounts the extended cut of THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY. Dan enthuses over the animated television show WANDER OVER YONDER. And we wrap up with a trip to the Borderland: reviewing the non-genre SAVING MR. BANKS, because it recounts the behind-the-scenes story of the making of PETER PAN, the animated fantasy classic from Walt Disney Pictures.


About the Author

Steve Biodrowski

Cinefantastique's Los Angeles Correspondent from 1987 to 1993 and West Coast Editor from 1993 to 1999. Currently the webmaster of Cinefantastique Online, I also run a website called Hollywood Gothique that covers Halloween Horror and Sci-Fi Cinema Events in the Los Angeles area.

2 Responses to “ Godzilla, Doctor Who, The Hobbit – CFQ Podcast 4:47.2 ”

  1. I actually interviewed Peter O’Toole on the set of PHANTOMS for CINEFANTASTIQUE (as well as covering the production itself). You mention his part in “Banshee,” that wonderful episode of RAY BRADBURY THEATER. I brought this up and the fact that he had played John Huston to Charles Martin Smith’s Bradbury was news to him!

    Nice to see his passing recognized in your podcast, especially since his reputation didn’t exactly derive from his genre roles.

    Steve Lehti

  2. Nice to hear from you, Steve. Funny no one ever told O’Toole that his role had been inspired by Huston. The short story of course fictionalizes the name (to “John Hampton”), but the Hampton-Huston connection becomes very obvious in the context of Bradbury’s autobiographical book “Green Water, White Whale,” which presents the tale as something Bradbury wrote and presented to Huston, as a way of saying, “Back off!”

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