VoK 158: Movie Roundtable (Vol.2) – Horror Edition


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Happy Halloween vassals! The guys of VOK gather around the campfire to tell spooky stories and reveal their deepest, darkest fears. Join Duncan (Valkyrist), Zach (Alias), Greg (claudiusthefool), Glen (Dagos_Rivers), Thomas (FTWard), and Mattias (Beric175) as they discuss demonic ankle-biters, menstrual overkill, insect impregnation, cultured cannibals, manifest vampirism, and “The Sprinting Dead.”

7:27 – The Appeal of Horror Movies
21:52 – The Omen (Richard Donner, 1976)
39:41 – Carrie (Brian De Palma, 1976)
55:18 – The Fly (David Cronenberg, 1986)
1:17:53 – The Silence of the Lambs (Jonathan Demme, 1991)
1:43:51 – Ravenous (Antonia Bird, 1999)
2:02:18 – 28 Days Later (Danny Boyle, 2002)

Warning: Contains #SPOILERS# for all six films

Credits:
Edited by Valkyrist

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Links:
Gazing into the Abyss: The Uncanny Attraction of Horror Movies
Infographic: For Whom Would Your Favourite Horror Movie Vote?
9 Creepy Facts about The Omen
Carrie: The Musical (2012 Revival)

Roger Ebert’s Review of Ravenous
Why are Zombies still so Popular?

VoK 157: The Legend of Korra (“The Coronation” Review)


The Vassals have been dethroned! Zach (Alias), Stephanie (gsdg), Michal (inkasrain), and Katie (Lady Griffin) take a breather from their rampage through Little Kingsgrave to review S4E03: “The Coronation.”

They also give eulogy to the podcast’s “Korra Alone” episode, last heard screaming as it was dragged beneath the waves by a Skype shark.

Edited by Katie

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VoK 156: The Twin Peaks Rewatch Part One


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Prompted by David Lynch’s announcement that his ground-breaking 25 year old TV show Twin Peaks will return to the air, VoK has decided to do a rewatch of the previous two series.  Join Shane (EastTexasDirewolf), Bina007, Steven (SJLee) and Greg (ClaudiusTheFool) as they discuss the Pilot and Episodes 1 and 2 of the series in depth.

This episode will NOT contain spoilers for later episodes of the show or Fire Walk With Me, allowing listeners following along at home not to be spoiled.   However, those of you looking for an overarching series discussion can tune in to our Twin Peaks episode.

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[VoK 73] Spoiler filled Twin Peaks overview episode

And for all you ladies, a picture of EastTexasDirewolf too sexy to button his shirt.

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VOK 155: The Silmarillion (Part 2) – Dwarves Gonna Need Wood


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The Vassals of Kingsgrave continue their Silmarillion re-read series.  Today we discuss the first six chapters of the Quenta Silmarillion.  We finally meet the first Elves and follow them as they make their way West and along the way many adventures and hijinks ensue.  The Dwarves make a brief appearance, there is some bickering between married gods, a lovely island ferry, mighty eagles, Ents and Orcs.

We also learn the twelve different names the Elves have for themselves (Quendi, Eldar, Avari, Falmari, Eldalie, Calaquendi, Umanyar, Moriquendi, Nandor, Sindar, Falathrim & Eglath) in case you were wondering.

Join hosts Greg, Brett, Shane, Alix, Matt & first time podcaster Matthieu as they attempt to keep all the names straight while at the same time try to understand why Tulkas likes wrestling so much.

Credits:
Edited by Greg

Image art by Ted Nasmith

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VoK 154: Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor [Game] Review


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Join Fortytwo, Alias and White Raven for their review of Monolith’s new game, “Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor”. First half of podcast is spoiler-free. Spoiler filled review starts at 43mins.

Credits:
Edited by Vikram (fortytwo)
Hosts: Fortytwo, Alias, White Raven
Intro Music: “hmm ok” by Gablé
Various other music: BoxCat’s Discography

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AngryJoe vs Olgoth

VoK 153: Destiny [the Game] Review


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Fortytwo teams up with Alias and White Raven to take on a Boss called “Podcast”. The Crew review Bungie’s Destiny the game. At time of Recording Patch 1.0.2 is live and Iron Banner event is underway.

Credits:
Edited by Vikram (fortytwo)
Hosts: Fortytwo, Alias, White Raven
Intro Music: “hmm ok” by Gablé
Various other music: Gillicuddy’s Discography
Blog image by Janee Meadows

 

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VoK 152: The Legend of Korra (“After All These Years” Review)


Whatever happened to those Vassals anyway? Michal, (inkasrain) Stephanie (gsdg), Katie (Lady Griffin), Amin, and Zach (Alias) awaken from their Korra catnap to review the season premiere of Book 4: Balance: “After All These Years.”

Edited by Katie

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