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The Mid-Season Replacements Podcast Episode 25: “Tales from the Queue 2: Bleeding Through”

On this week’s show, Simon Howell joins Randy and Sean to talk scary twins, murder clowns, and bad accents in their look at horror’s recent history on TV.

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On this week’s mega-episode, Randy and Sean welcome in Simon Howell to take a long look at the horror’s recent run on television, focused on two distinct entries from the past decade: Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House and – much to Randy’s chagrin – FX’s American Horror Story: Asylum, breaking his years-long streak of not watching Ryan Murphy shows. The guys try to figure out what makes horror work (and not) on tv, breaking down their favorite moments from both series, lamenting their shortcomings, and hypothesizing about where two of TV’s most influential series are heading in the future.

Shows discussed: The Haunting of Hill House, Channel Zero, American Horror Story: Asylum

 

The Mid-Season Replacements Podcast is a weekly show hosted by Goomba Stomp and TV Never Sleeps’ Randy Dankievitch and Sean Colletti, with new episodes debuting every Tuesday evening.

Opening Track: “Curtains” by Ryan Elliott (of Ancient Fears)

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A TV critic since the pre-Peak TV days of 2011, Randy is a critic and editor formerly of Sound on Sight, Processed Media, TVOvermind, Pop Optiq, and many, many others.

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Best of the NXpress Nintendo Podcast: Revisiting ‘The Wizard’

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The Wizard 1989 Movie Review

Although e-sports have long been a part of video game culture since the early ’70s, competitions saw a large surge in popularity in 1989 when Universal Pictures-produced The Wizard, a movie about a trio of kids who make their way to a national Nintendo video game championship for a grand prize of $50,000. The Wizard didn’t go down as a timeless, cinematic classic, but it did develop an understandable cult following as the years went on, and in this segment, we tell you why.

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Best of the NXpress Nintendo Podcast: ‘Super Mario 64’

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Super Mario 64 Podcast Review

Super Mario 64 Podcast Review

In this segment, we continued our Super Mario marathon and discussed Super Mario 64, arguably one of the greatest video games to date, and one which all games would be judged henceforth. How does it hold up today? Listen in and find out what we think.

Editor’s Note: Sadly, half of this 50-minute review was accidentally deleted. We plan on revisiting Super Mario 64 again in the near future.

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Best of the NXpress Nintendo Podcast: ‘Super Mario Galaxy’

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Super Mario Galaxy Podcast Review

Super Mario Galaxy Review

In this segment, we continued our Super Mario marathon and finally got around to discussing the third 3D original platformer in the series after Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine. The iconic mascot’s long resume features some of the greatest platformers to ever grace any home console and on this episode, we reviewed Super Mario Galaxy, created by Nintendo’s EAD Tokyo studio, whose first project (believe it or not) was DK Jungle Beat, a disappointing flop for Nintendo.

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