We all know Hollywood is pretty much out of ideas. Nowadays, it seems like 90% of the movies hitting theaters is either some sort of remake or reboot, likely of something that has already been remade a couple times before. The awesome and epic story-tellers and directors (Looking at you, Nolan and Whedon) seem to finally be getting their chance to really shine, but studios are just too afraid to take a chance on those unique indie projects waiting in the wings, so it looks like we’re stuck with the likes of Michael Bay, Joel Schumacher, and Brett Ratner. Join us this week as we discuss the movies that we actually want to see remade (because it’s going to happen eventually), but only if someone with talent can do it! Wipe your classic memories away, burn up those original scripts, and whatever you do, don’t even think of Transformers as we discuss our remake picks on a brand new episode of Monkey in the Cage!
Hugh Howey is best known for his series of Novelettes that resulted in the Wool Omnibus Edition a self published, and still ongoing, series on Amazon. This Omnibus spent a span of time at the number one mark on Amazon’s Bestselling Science Fiction list and is currently sitting at number 7, months after its debut. The individual Novelettes all took their turn as well. The most unique aspect of it all is, every one of them were self published and were electronically available via Amazon.
After arriving late to this party I picked up the Omnibus for my Kindle and was very glad I did. I was treated to a unique Science Fiction adventure that allowed me to surrender myself to both a thought provoking and seriously fun ride. Hugh Howey has proven to be very receptive to his fans and immediately agreed to my proposal for a Q&A to let our fellow Monkey Lovers learn a bit about his process, influences, and even some tips for others looking to enter the Self Published world. In any event, less from me and more from Hugh Howey-
Have you ever had one of those days where you just feel like doing whatever the hell you want, talk about whatever the hell you want, and listen to pop music? We do too! Join us this week as we chit-chat on mic, field some questions from our listeners, and have a good old free-for-all. We’re talking everything from sci-fi to questionable adventures in drinking on a brand new and unstructured episode of Monkey in the Cage!
While it’s not too action packed, chances are this is the last bit of normalcy the crew of the Prometheus is going to have before the all undoubtedly die horribly gruesome deaths… just a hunch.
Prometheus hits theaters June 8th, so if this clip isn’t enough to satisfy your nerd-lust, pick up some copies of the original Alien films to hold you over until then!
The New Year is finally upon us. 2011 brought some good times for us here at Monkey in the Cage, namely the birth of our wicked cool podcast (that’s for any fans we may have in Boston). But, as awesome as 2011 was, 2012 is going to be a thousand times better. This year is going to be a geeks dream year come true – everything from video games and movies to conventions and podcasts. Like everyone else, we look forward to the new year and what it brings, but at the same time, we can’t help but take a nostalgic trip down memory lane.
This week, as everyone is looking forward, we’re looking back. Join us as we talk about the a crap load of things from our childhood and adolescence that we both love an miss. Be it cereals, tv shows, cartoons, or professional wrestling, nothing is off-limits as we babble on and on and commit the cardinal sin of dating ourselves and feeling old. Let your ears take a listen and your mind reminisce on the things that helped make us the geeks we are!