The Black Case Diaries Movie/TV Podcast

The Black Case Diaries is a movie discussion-based podcast hosted by three friends in Central Ohio. Marci, Adam, and Robin are movie and TV enthusiasts, using this podcast to distract themselves from the crushing weight of early adulthood.

In August of 1993, children across America fell in love with a campy live-action TV show about five teenagers who battled the evils of the universe. The Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers soon became a global phenomenon, and the series still has a strong following 27 years later.

Join us this week as we discuss the history of The Power Rangers!

You can find our show notes and sources on our website https://www.blackcasediaries.com/ or our blog https://blackcasediaries.wordpress.com/

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Hey Cassettes! In the late 1960s, six comedians premiered a sketch comedy show on BBC. They became known as Monty Python, and their wacky, nonsensical humor changed television. Join us this week as we discuss the history of Monty Python's Flying Circus, and their feature film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975).

Check out our Patreon for Marci's drink of the week: The Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch

Take a look at our blog https://blackcasediaries.wordpress.com/ or website https://www.blackcasediaries.com/ for show notes and sources!

Water, Earth, Fire, Air... Fifteen years ago, Nickelodeon premiered Avatar: The Last Airbender! Join us on the anniversary of this groundbreaking show to discuss how it was made, and its impact on our lives. 

You can find show notes and sources on our website https://www.blackcasediaries.com/ and our blog https://blackcasediaries.wordpress.com/

As always, thanks for listening! 

Hey Cassettes!

This week we dive into a subject Adam has been waiting to discuss... Dinosaurs!!!! We know Adam has been periodically inserting facts about Jurassic Park in many of our other episodes, but this time we discuss the history of dinosaurs in film. We also talk about some of the most well known and loved dinosaurs in these movies by ranking the top five.

So join us on a journey to a land before time, where we will learn all about dinosaurs in movies!

Sources and show notes can be found on our website https://www.blackcasediaries.com/ and our blog: https://wordpress.com/post/blackcasediaries.wordpress.com/523

Hey Cassettes!

Once again, it's time for a short(er) episode on the Oscars! Last night was a night of history-making wins, predictable honors, and some interesting surprises.

Just like last year, we gathered to watch and record our reactions right after. What did you think of the Oscars? Were you excited, disappointed, or bored? Let us know!

As Always, thanks for listening!

Happy Thursday, Cassettes! This week we talk about a beloved BBC mini series, the 1995 Pride and Prejudice. There have been several different adaptations of Jane Austen’s books, but it seems as though this version has caught the hearts of many. In this episode we have a very special guest: Em from Verbal Diorama!

We will begin with a little about Jane Austen, the history behind the BBC show, who it stars, and what it all means to us.  If we talk too much about Colin Firth, well it could not be helped!! 

You can find Verbal Diorama wherever you listen to podcasts, as well as follow her on Twitter @VerbalDiorama!

As always, the show notes and sources will be available on our blog and website: https://www.blackcasediaries.com/

Since the beginning of moving pictures, there have been Special and Visual Effects. Starting with pioneering effects artists, the film industry has continued to amaze audiences by creating fantastic worlds and wondrous creatures that could only exist in the imagination. 

This week, we took a look at the history of film effects, and discussed the processes behind some of our favorite in-camera and practical effect techniques. We hope to revisit the topic again soon, and talk about the magic behind digital effects as well. 

As always, you can find show notes and sources on our blog: https://blackcasediaries.wordpress.com/ or website https://www.blackcasediaries.com/

Happy Listening! 

Picture it: You’re in second grade, coming off a rigorous school week. You open your eyes to a quiet house on a Saturday morning, and sneak downstairs. No one else is awake, and the TV is all yours. You have a seat with a bowl of cereal and turn on your favorite Saturday Morning Cartoon…

This week, we're taking a look at the history behind Saturday Morning Cartoons and highlighting our childhood favorites! What did you watch on Saturday mornings?

Show notes and sources will be on our blog at blackcasediaries.wordpress.com and blackcasediaries.com

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Hey Cassettes! For this week's episode of BCD, we went back to our roots. Almost 7 years ago, we recorded together for the very first time. Back then, we planned on only discussing one movie a week and we didn't plan on focusing on film or TV history. After we recorded the episode, we didn't even edit it. We put it on Soundcloud and that's where it sat for 5 years until we finally decided to do this podcast thing for real.

So, we decided to give ourselves a chance to do it over! Today we will talk about the same topic as we did 6 years ago: The Neverending Story (1984)

As always, show notes and sources will be on our blog blackcasediaries.wordpress.com or our website https://www.blackcasediaries.com/

Thanks for listening!

 

Hey Cassettes, it’s 2020 and we have a clear vision of the year ahead! Welcome back to another episode of The Black Case Diaries Podcast. 

Today we are talking about movie sequels! On Twitter a while back, we asked people to name a sequel that they thought was better than the original. We got a lot of feedback and some really great ideas, so thank you! We are going to highlight some of these movies and discuss what it takes to make a great sequel, and whether or not a sequel is ever warranted.

We created a list of criteria that will help us determine what makes a good sequel, with the help of some online sources. If you are interested, here are two articles that we found very helpful! https://screencraft.org/2015/10/02/the-ten-commandments-of-writing-a-great-sequel/ & https://www.writersdigest.com/online-editor/7-rules-writing-sequels

For more information, visit us at https://www.blackcasediaries.com/

 

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