51 Shades of Geek

112: Gatchamania!, part 2

One of the original breakout anime hits gets modern musical makeovers. Highlights from:

  • Gatchaman Crowds (Taku Iwasaki)
  • Gatchaman (Nima Fakhrara, who is, for the record, a guy, one to whom I apologize for not having done my homework in advance – never again!)

Hear how G-Force’s sound has “transmuted” in the 21st century. (40:42)

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111: Night Of The Theremin, part 2

The attack of the return of the night of the theremin (of the apes!). That time a cliche from the ’60s attempted to make a comeback in the virtual-reality-obsessed ’90s. Highlights from:

Just in time for Halloween! (43:36)

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110: Night Of The Theremin, part 1

Decades of cliche obscure the truth: the spooky, warbling sound of B-movie invasion was once an A-list innovation. Highlights from:

Stay spooky, my friends. (51:33)

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109: Tales of the Blaster Beam III: Beam Obscura

Your extra hour in the Blaster Beam ball pit, with some of the Beam’s more obscure appearances. Highlights from:

BWOONNNNNNNNNGGGG! (50:47)

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108: Scenes From An Arcade, part 1

Music from movies that feature at least one scene in a video arcade. Or an arcade game. I’m not picky. Highlights from:

Call Mr. Litwak if you can’t get the podcast to download correctly. (40:21)

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107: Gatchamania!, part 1

Music from one of the original anime breakout hits down through the decades. Highlights from:

However you first came to Gatchaman in the 1970s, this is how it sounded: bold, brassy, and not just a little bit funky. (43:30)

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106: The Post-Apocalyptic ’70s, part 2

More music for Hollywood’s post-Planet-of-the-Apes, post-apocalyptic fixation. Highlights from:

This music is the bomb, baby. (39:06)

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105: Tales of the Blaster Beam II: The Beam of Fear

Is the Blaster Beam a musical instrument worthy of the adjective “Lovecraftian”? Highlights from:

BWOONNNNNGG! (44:56)

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104: Space: Real and Imagined, part 2

Music for real and imaginary missions into space, this time focusing on the shuttle/ISS era. Highlights from:

Musical memories of the days when the shuttle cleared the tower. (48:40)

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103: Tales of the Blaster Beam: The Beam in Space

What the hell is that sound? It’s the Beam, baby! And it’s been used more than you may think. Highlights from:

BWONNG! (51:26)

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