Originally Aired: 09/03/20 – We review Bill & Ted Face the Music. We talk with John Hsu of Fantasia Festival film Detention and also with writers Glen Zipper & Elaine Mongeon of Devastation Class.

Show Notes:

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We talk play Andrew’s recent interview with filmmaker John Hsu. John’s first feature, Detention, played at this year’s Fantasia Film Festival which wraps up this week. John talks about this film and more with Andrew. John HSU obtained his master’s degree in the department of Radio, Television and Film at Shih Hsin University. His first TV film, Real Online, was awarded Best Fiction Film at the 2005 South Taiwan Film & Video Festival. It also earned him the Best Director Award at Golden Bell Awards, the biggest television award in Taiwan. Hsu is co-founder of AFK PL@YERS, the biggest machinima production group in Taiwan. Detention is his first feature film. Hsu has a special interest in digital culture, video games, comedy and science fiction.

Our review of Bill & Ted Face the Music starring Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter and Kristen Schaal. The ruler of the future tells best friends Bill and Ted they must compose a new song to save life as we know it. But instead of writing it, they decide to travel through time to steal it from their older selves. Meanwhile, their young daughters devise their own musical scheme to help their fathers bring harmony to the universe.

We also talk with filmmakers and authors Glen Zipper and Elaine Mongeon. The pair talk about their latest novel, Devastation Class. Glen Zipper is producer of the Oscar-winning documentary Undefeated, and the popular Netflix series Dogs, which was greenlit for a second season.  He is also known for recently producing the HBO film Showbiz Kids directed by Alex Winter of the hit franchise Bill & Ted and is producer of the Emmy Award-nominated and Critics Choice Awards-winning HBO series What’s My Name: Muhammad Ali. Award-winning filmmaker Elaine Mongeon wrote and directed the short films Good Morning for Warner Bros. Pictures and Swiped to Death for Hulu and the Sundance Institute. She also served as an associate producer on Magic Mike XXL.

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
Hosts/Producers – Andrew Young & James Green

Music Credits:

Opening Music “Eterna Teen” by Mark
“Penny Royalties” by Chokeules
“Detention Soundtrack Credit Song 2” by Weifan Chang
“Sound of the Gunshot” by Weifan Chang
“Face the Music” by Wyld Stallyns
“Welcome To The Future (Whoa)” by Mark Isham
“Devastation” by The Besnard Lakes
Closing Music “Kelly’s Heroes” by Black Grape”