Black Hole Podcasts – an update

Hello to any and all who may be reading this update on all things BLACK HOLE MEDIA.

This is just an update concerning the podcasts the network has been running this past year. Due to some real life circumstances, my own well being in terms of time spent on these projects, and analysing a little the amount of audience participation and feedback, I’m rolling back on productivity. So here’s a breakdown:

BLACK HOLE CINEMA – previously cancelled, but may pop up sporadically.

PICK A FLICK – previously cancelled, may resurrect for an occasional episode.

THE COMPOSERS – cancelled until further notice, though may continue at a later date.

HIGH CONCEPT – cancelled until further notice, but may appear for special episodes.

DEAD MEAT – will continue if/when Emma decides to produce more.

THE X-CAST – will continue as planned.

This means my time producing this array of content will vastly decrease, which is what I need to do at this stage. I really enjoy podcasting and will continue doing The X-Cast, and you can expect to see me pop up on other shows such as Failed Critics, Always Hold on to Smallville and one or two others in the pipeline as a guest. But weekly producing more than one podcast? I think those days are done.

Anyway, a big thanks again to anyone who has listened to one of the Black Hole Media podcasts this last year. They’re still around naturally if people want to re-listen and I can always come back and record more. For now though, that’s the state of play.

Cheers! Any feedback, always please feel free to let me know.

Tony

THE X-CAST – File 24 – ‘The Erlenmeyer Flask’

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“Trust… no… one…”

THE X-CAST focuses this time on ‘The Erlenmeyer Flask’, the 24th episode of The X-Files, and the final episode of Season One, and of the first run of this podcast.

Once again, host Tony Black is joined by Andrew Brooker to dissect the episode. Along the way they also discuss their Top and Bottom 3 episodes of Season One, and give the season a ranking out of 10.

Plus Brooker gets to take on the X-Quiz – can he beat his previous score?

Find out, just remember… trustno1…

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HIGH CONCEPT #6 – ‘Labyrinthz’

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Who you gonna call this week? HIGH CONCEPT! Der der der der der der derrrrrrr! There’s something strange in host Tony Black‘s neighbourhood and it’s not returning co-host and all round top bird Emma Platt, or old pal & debutante Lee ‘Chris’ Chrimes.

NEWS! This week we talk Bryan Fuller’s American Gods, the Emoji Movie, and Chris Hemsworth joining Star Trek 4, as Lee enjoys a rant on modern movies.

FILMS! Emma doesn’t find it hard to forget what little she saw of Ice Age: Collision Course, and it’s all pure joy as we examine the new Paul Feig Ghostbusters.

MORE FILMS! Thanks to a recent Twitter poll voting up two suggestions for beloved 80’s movies, we revisit John Carpenter’s The Thing from 1982, and see if it still holds up today.

THE HIGH CONCEPT! Finally, this week, Emma & Lee go head to head with the following brief: “reboot a classic 80’s movie with a modern spin”. Who will emerge victorious?

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THE COMPOSERS #2 – ‘The Neon Demon, Ghostbusters, The BFG’

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Our latest episode of THE COMPOSERS sees hosts Tony Black & Sean Wilson introduce their new semi-regular format, involving news, reviews and previews of film music.

They talk about the Emmy music nomination categories, review The Neon Demon, Ghostbusters and The BFG from composers Cliff Martinez, Theodore Shapiro and the great John Williams, and they preview upcoming movies Star Trek Beyond, Finding Dory and Jason Bourne.

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HIGH CONCEPT #5 – ‘The Lust of Batgirl’

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Winding our way into our fifth episode this week, HIGH CONCEPT sees host Tony Black joined by semi-regular co-host Dan Taylor and Flickering Myth writer Anghus Houvouras, to tackle some divisive topics.

NEWS! Dan talks cinema politics & the Universal Monsters Universe, while Anghus & Tony try and figure out who is on the right side of the ‘Should Sulu be Gay’ debate.

FILMS! The Legend of Tarzan fails to set the world (or the jungle) alight, while Nicolas Winding Refn’s deeply unusual The Neon Demon, inevitably, polarises.

TV! Anghus chats new HBO crime drama The Night Of from Steve Zaillian, Tony gives the lowdown on his friend’s brand new Canadian webseries Inhuman Condition, and Dan talks Steven Soderbergh’s The Girlfriend Experience being adapted for the small screen.

Finally, the ‘high concept’ sees Anghus & Dan giving their take on Nicolas Winding Refn’s version of Batgirl, after he recently said he wanted to make such a movie – what bizarre film may come out of their imaginations?

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HIGH CONCEPT #4 – ‘The Rock vs 2016’

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Hello darlings! It’s all about comedy this week, sweetie, as HIGH CONCEPT sees host Tony Black joined by darling Andrew Brooker and the sweetie that is Kevin Wight, to talk films, TV and bolly!

NEWS! On the agenda is Brooker’s impending attendance of the Frightfest film festival, and Kevin’s attendance to the Edinburgh film festival, and they discuss some cool films coming out of both. Tony then brings the tone down by saying RIP to more sad passings, including Michael Cimino & Caroline Aherne.

FILMS! Can you smell what The Rock is cooking in Central Intelligence? And can you smell what Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie is exuding? If not, don’t worry, Brooker is here–in his most scathing rant yet–to explain.

TV! Game of Thrones yeah Game of Thrones yeah Game of Thrones yeah; Brooker discusses how he’s been marathoning Blindspot, while Kevin talks the divisive Preacher and the eye watering Outlander first season finale which, well… don’t watch it with your Mums!

Finally, this weeks ‘high concept’, which sees Brooker & Kevin go head to head with the brief: “The Rock vs…” – what will he face from their imaginations?

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THE X-CAST – File 20 – ‘Darkness Falls’

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“It’ll be a nice trip to the forest…”

THE X-CAST focuses this time on ‘Darkness Falls’, the 20th episode of The X-Files, as host Tony Black is joined once again by Zach Moore to dissect the episode.

Along the way he asks Zach the question, Do You Believe In… Ancient Organisms?

Plus Zach gets to take on the X-Quiz – can he beat his previous score?

Find out, just remember… trustno1…

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