Thursday, October 31, 2013

Episode 1: New Beginnings

In a Halloween-inspired episode, the Geeks discuss their return & the new direction for the show, chat about multimedia soundtracks, and emphasize the importance of a good opening scene; Matt shamelessly plugs Prime On Demand; Sam generously gushes over Lazerhawk and Dave Rapoza; and they cap things off with a very scary Top 5ive. 

Skull and Shark © Lazerhawk | Reading Rainbow Theme © Public Broadcasting Service

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Episode 0: Cold Opening

The Geeks return in a big bad way. Sam & Matt read some old film logs; discuss Black Swan, Insidious, The Killing Joke, Alien, Godzilla, indie horror, the use of color in film, and shitty alternate endings; ponder the zaniness of Alan Moore and Tim Burton; long for Hellboy III; and lament the loss of Walter Hartwell White. [Spoilers for Felina

Ozymandias written by Percy Bysshe Shelley read by Bryan Cranston and Breaking Bad Full Theme by Dave Porter © AMC Network Entertainment LLC | Baby Blue written by Pete Ham performed by Badfinger © Apple Records

Monday, October 14, 2013

An Open Letter: The Dark Podcast Returns

     Welcome, listeners, new and old. You all may have a few questions. I hope to answer those here.
     My name's Matt. I run this website and podcast with my mate Sam. In the years of 2010 and 2011, we recorded 42 glorious episodes of our podcast, The S&M Show. We then went on hiatus until 2013. Looking back on our work - no matter how proud we are of those 42 episodes - we realized that we can do so much better. So we've decided to re-boot the series, dubbing our new podcast The New S&M Show.* The original series has now

been retronymed as S&M Classic.
     Old listeners may be wondering where the hell we've been for two years. Well, the answer to that is complicated: a combination of work, school, and other commitments had kept us away from recording, and the old site deteriorated in quality. After a few false starts, we've finally gotten back in the podcast game.
     For those just joining us, a more detailed overview of the series can be found on the About page, in addition to bios for Sam and myself on the Geeks page. For long-time listeners wondering what happened to the old episodes - or if you're a new listener wondering what the old show was like - links can be found on the Other Podcasts page.
     We're back, SMarmies. And we're here to stay.

 - Matt Slack
    Co-Founder, Co-Producer, Co-Host, Bearer of the Matrix of Leadership, Webmaster | S&M Productions

*Note: After getting back on its feet, The New S&M Show reverted to The S&M Show.