The Kick-Ass Mystic Ninjas
By The Kick-Ass Mystic Ninjas
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Bringing you a new perspective on old school science fiction and fantasy!
||KAMN Show #48: Earthsea||Feature Discussion: Dave, Brian and Jen discuss the 1982 Ursula K. Le Guin classic Earthsea series. While they touch on all the books in the original trilogy and Tehanu, they primarily talk about the first novel, A Wizard of Earthsea.||1/28/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||KAMN Show #47: Blade Runner||Feature Discussion: Summer, Dave, Brian and Jen discuss the 1982 Ridley Scott film Blade Runner. Starring Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Edward James Olmos and Sean Young, this movie set the standard for futuristic noir,||3/7/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||KAMN Show #46: Fahrenheit 451||Feature Discussion: Summer, Dave, Brian and Jen discuss the 1953 Ray Bradbury novel Fahrenheit 451, both the original and restored versions of the novel, and the 1966 film, directed by Francois Truffaut.||12/31/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||KAMN Show #45: Ghostbusters||Feature Discussion: Summer, Brian, and Jen discuss the 1984 pop culture sensation Ghostbusters, the lamentable GB 2, the ideas for more sequels, and even the different TV animated series.||10/25/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||KAMN Show #44: The Black Company||Feature Discussion: Brian, Dave, Jen and special guest Sam Roberts discuss Glen Cook's 1984 fantasy debut, The Black Company. This story and series is noted for it's gritty portrayal of war and its combatants,||5/30/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||KAMN Show #43: TRON||Feature Discussion: Summer, Dave, Jen and special guest Krazy Joe discuss the 1982 scifi cult classic TRON, brought to us by Disney Studios. - Related news: Yes, TRON 2.0 is a sequel currently in pre-production,||3/11/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||KAMN Show #42: The Stainless Steel Rat||Feature Discussion: Summer, Dave, Brian and Jen discuss the original 1961 story The Stainless Steel Rat, first in a long series by Harry Harrison.||12/27/08||Free||View In iTunes|
||KAMN Show #41: The Hidden||Feature Discussion: Summer, Dave, Brian and Jen discuss 1987 cult favorite The Hidden, directed by Jack Sholder and written by Jim Kouf. There's a Hidden II... supposedly. But there's love, there's hate, there's humor for the first one,||11/29/08||Free||View In iTunes|
||KAMN Show #40: Jhereg||Feature Discussion: Summer, Dave, Brian and Jen discuss the 1983 fantasy Jhereg. A fun, fast-paced story set in a uniquely crafted world, it's a good opening story in the Taltos saga, even though there is mucd laid down that doesn't get explained unti...||9/7/08||Free||View In iTunes|
||KAMN SE #2: Neil Gaiman talks about Fritz Leiber||Audible.com has brought all of Fritz Leiber's classic Fafhrd & The Gray Mouser stories, all seven books of this all-time great series, into audio for the first time. - As a cherry on top of the treat, each audio title comes with an exclusive introduct...||8/30/08||Free||View In iTunes|
||KAMN Show #39: RoboCop||Feature Discussion: RoboDave, Brian-209, Summer and Jen discuss the 1987 hit movie RoboCop. A groundbreaking movie when it first came in, in terms of production as well as treading into new territories of movie ratings controversy,||7/7/08||Free||View In iTunes|
||KAMN Show #38: The Forever War||Feature Discussion: Summer, David and Jen tackle Joe R. Haldeman's The Forever War, which was first serialized in Analog magazine in 1972, then published in novel form in 1974. It was the Nebula Award winner in 1975 and the Hugo Award winner in 1976.||5/30/08||Free||View In iTunes|
||KAMN Show #37: Invasion of the Body Snatchers||Feature Discussion: Summer, David, Brian and Jen tackle Invasion of the Body Snatchers, both the 1956 version startting Kevin McCarthy, and the 1978 remake starring Donald Sutherland and Jeff Goldblum. The 1956 version was based on a story called "The...||4/30/08||Free||View In iTunes|
||KAMN Show #36: The Broken Lands||Feature Discussion: Welcome newcomer ninja stunt double Jen Crawford. Jen is a big fan of 90s TV, so we'll have to explore that in future KAMN episodes. - David, Brian and Jen chat about "The Broken Lands",||3/20/08||Free||View In iTunes|
||KAMN Show #35: Near Dark||Feature Discussion: David, Brian and Summer chat about the 1987 cult feature Near Dark, written by Eric Red and Kathryn Bigelow, directed by Kathryn Bigelow, starring Adrian Pasdar, Lance Henriksen, Bill Paxton, Jenette Goldstein and Tim Thomerson,||12/20/07||Free||View In iTunes|
||KAMN Show #34: Ringworld||Feature Discussion: David, Brian and Summer discuss the Hugo and Nebula Award winning 1970 novel Ringworld, by Larry Niven. - The Ninjas talk about this classic SF novel, and also discuss how this type of story has held up over time.||11/6/07||Free||View In iTunes|
||KAMN Show #33: Quantum Leap||Feature Discussion: Summer, David and Brian talk about the Emmy-winning series "Quantum Leap", which ran on NBC from 1989-1993, starring Scott Bakula and Dean Stockwell.||9/25/07||Free||View In iTunes|
||KAMN Show #31: Voicemail Show||That's right... another All-Feedback show! - Summer, David and Brian dive into the voicemails we received for Shows 29-31, covering mostly "Galactic Patrol" and Poltergeist.||8/22/07||Free||View In iTunes|
||KAMN Show #32: War for the Oaks||Feature Discussion: Summer, David and Brian talk about Emma Bull's critically acclaimed 1987 debut novel, War for the Oaks. We get a glimpse of how there might be magic in all realms that may happen to collide in this world of ours. All in all,||8/10/07||Free||View In iTunes|
||KAMN Show #31: Poltergeist||Feature Discussion: Summer, David and Brian join forces to discuss Poltergeist, a 1982 offering from Steven Spielberg and Tobe Hooper. Despite the fact this movie is now 25 years old, there is some disagreement on whether this movie can rightfully be ...||6/29/07||Free||View In iTunes|
||KAMN Show #29: Voicemail Show||We have a rare and special treat for you this time around: a separate voicemail show! - Summer, David and Brian dive into the voicemails we received for Show #29, Colossus: The Forbin Project, and much fun discussion ensued.||6/17/07||Free||View In iTunes|
||KAMN Show #30 Repost: Galactic Patrol||Welcome to Show #30... again. - Feature Discussion: Tim and David give an overview of the book and the plot summaries, while Summer saves most of her commentary for the later dissection of the storytelling style. It's an engaging space-faring adventure,||6/9/07||Free||View In iTunes|
||KAMN Show #29: Colossus: The Forbin Project||Feature Discussion: Summer, Dave and Brian give an overview of the film, and discuss some of the relatively ground-breaking computer usage (for 1970), and talk a bit about the understated acting performances and how they help create create the slow bui...||5/13/07||Free||View In iTunes|
||Joe Murphy Tribute||Raise a root beer in memory of Randy Innuendo. - Song: "Mason Rocket" by Beatnik Turtle||4/2/07||Free||View In iTunes|
||KAMN Show #28: A Fire Upon the Deep||Summer, Dave and Tim give an overview of the story, and discuss some of the more interesting aspects of the book: varying zones of thought dividing up the galaxy, a sentient evil entity and its sentient countermeasure,||3/30/07||Free||View In iTunes|
Funny / Honest / Geek Love
From indepth explorations of BSG and Airwolf to a great theme song... and hosts that have more to offer than just "a witty" comeback, KAMN is great fun to listen to. Highly recommend.
flip out like a ninja
Besides having the best podcast theme song I've heard so far, KAMN put together solid shows covering older sci-fi books, television shows, and movies. An idiot's guide for newbies and nostalgia for the rest of us.
I love these guys (and gal)!! They bring back the geek in me from my childhood.