One of the many podcasts that I hugely enjoyed in years gone by was the Kick Ass Mystic Ninjas, a show that reviewed older science fiction and fantasy films, books and TV series. The hosts were invariably witty, insightful and entertaining and frequently inspired me to go back to books and films from my past.
And then the episodes started to become less and less frequent until January 2012 when episode 48 was released. I had assumed that they had finally faded out until today when I found that Episode 49 had finally turned up in my podcatcher.
Summer and guest host Jez Conolly discuss John Carpenter’s 1982 horror classic The Thing, also touching on the novella it’s based on, the original 1951 Howard Hawks Thing From Another World, and the 2011 prequel The Thing.
I shall be listening to this as I drive to work tomorrow. And, if old school SF and fantasy is your thing, I strongly recommend you do the same.