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Hello There! This is Adam Frazier and you are listening to Skull-Face Island, the official movie podcast of Geeks of Doom! As always I’m joined by Cloud City’s Ice Cream Maker Guy, David Allen… and the Lobot to my Lando Calrissian, producer Tim Grant.
Today on the Show: We’ll discuss Ang Lee‘s latest film, Life of Pi, and boot-up the Geek-O-Matic TeleFax for all the latest news on Star Trek, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and the future of director Quentin Tarantino‘s career. We’ll also give your our Top Five Obscure Video Game Film Adaptations!
With the recent release of Halo 4 and Call of Duty: Black Ops II, we decided to explore the world of video game adaptations. Sure, I think most gamers would love to see live-action film versions of The Legend of Zelda, Halo, Mass Effect, Metal Gear Solid – but we’re not here to rehash the dreams of hardcore gamers and Nintendo fanboys. You won’t hear us pitch a Pixar-esque Super Mario Bros. animated movie (though that would be awesome), or a big-budget Metroid flick (please make that!). We’ve got some obscure, deep cuts from the 8-bit days for you this week!
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If you missed our previous transmissions, let me explain how this works. In the year 1991, US Flight 1313 experienced a mysterious, magnetic anomaly somewhere over the South Pacific. Engines failed, pilots cursed and prayed to their Gods, and three boys (that’s us!) washed ashore on Skull-Face Island, which of course is an ISLAND in the SHAPE of a SKULL! How cool is that!?
After exploring the dark interior of the island with machetes and bullwhips, we found an old communications array. Here’s the weird thing: it still works. Not only does it work, this thing is like Netflix, Amazon Instant, Video on Demand, and Apple TV combined – it’s got all the latest movies and television shows”¦