Originally Aired: 12/22/17 – Review Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. We also talk with Love and Saucers filmmaker Brad Abrahams and cartoonist Meaghan Carter

We speak with documentary filmmaker Brad Abrahams. He recently released his first feature length doc, Love and Saucers, about a man who claims to have had multiple encounters with aliens has created a series of paintings to explain his experiences. Brad tells us all about the making of Love and Saucers. The strange story of David Huggins, a 74 year-old man who claims to have had a lifetime of encounters with otherworldly beings – including an inter-species romance with an extra-terrestrial woman (with whom he lost his virginity to). As a form of self-therapy, he chronicled it all in surreal oil paintings, few of which have ever been seen. Filmed in an intimate, non-judgemental style, Love and Saucers lets David tell his story. This in turn lets the audience decide what is fact, fiction, and everything in-between. For more on Love and Saucers, check out the film’s website.

Our review of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle starring Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan & Kevin Hart. Synopsis: Four high school kids discover an old video game console and are drawn into the game’s jungle setting, literally becoming the adult avatars they chose. What they discover is that you don’t just play Jumanji – you must survive it. To beat the game and return to the real world, they’ll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, discover what Alan Parrish left 20 years ago, and change the way they think about themselves – or they’ll be stuck in the game forever.

We also speak with Meaghan Carter, is an indie comic creator from the Toronto area who’s best known for her web comics Take Off and God Slave. She joins us to talk about her work and more. Meaghan Carter is a graduate of Max the Mutt Animation school, where she majored in sequential storytelling. She is the author of the popular webcomics Take Off, and Godslave, and is a regular contributor to anthologies such as Valor, True Patriot, and Toronto Comics. She teaches cartooning at the local college. Meaghan is part of the growing and thriving female comic book community in Toronto and is an advocate for working with woman in comics.

It was a great show!

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Production Credits:

Geek Hard Logo – Candice Hibbard and Rich Robbins
Technical Production – Gary LaBarr, Recorded at the Reality Radio 101 Studio
Producers – Andrew Young & James Green

Music Credits:

Opening Music “Eterna Teen” by Mark Holman
“Mueller Time is Here” by Kirby Krackle
“Are You Experienced?” by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
“If It Rhymes, It’s Real” by Wordburglar
“Welcome to the Jungle” by Guns & Roses
“Turnpike” by Silent Partner
“Walk Like An Egyptian” by The Puppini Sisters
Closing Music “Kelly’s Heroes” by Black Grape