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Sci-Fried Eggs Episode 108 #150527


sci-fried-eggs-logoThis week the Sci-Fried Eggs bring you a second edition broadcast live from X-Con in Myrtle Beach, SC!  The Eggs start by catching up with author and friend of the show Jim Bernheimer.  Then the Eggs sit down and chat with actor, voiceover artist, and friend of the show Jeffrey Breslauer.  And finally, the Eggs are part of an amazing heartfelt interview with Nicholas Brendon about his time on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and his struggles with addiction and his path to recovery!

Sci-Fried Eggs Episode 108 – Click to Listen or Download

Sci-Fried Eggs: Episode 108, Segment 1
Live from X-Con in Myrtle Beach Part 2/Jim Bernheimer

Sci-Fried Eggs: Episode 108, Segment 2
Jeffrey Breslauer Part 1

Sci-Fried Eggs: Episode 108, Segment 3
Jeffrey Breslauer Part 2

Sci-Fried Eggs: Episode 108, Segment 4
Nicholas Brendon Part 1

Sci-Fried Eggs: Episode 108, Segment 5
Nicholas Brendon Part 2

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Sci-Fried Eggs Episode 107 #150520


sci-fried-eggs-logoThis week the Sci-Fried Eggs broadcast live from X-Con in Myrtle Beach, SC!  The Eggs start by sitting down with Continuum‘s and The 100‘s Richard Harmon.  And then the Eggs are part of a Clerks reunion as they chat with Dante and Veronica, Brian O’Halloran and Marilyn Ghigliotti!

Sci-Fried Eggs Episode 107 – Click to Listen or Download

Sci-Fried Eggs: Episode 107, Segment 1
Live from X-Con in Myrtle Beach/Richard Harmon Part 1

Sci-Fried Eggs: Episode 107, Segment 2
Richard Harmon Part 2

Sci-Fried Eggs: Episode 107, Segment 3
Brian O’Halloran

Sci-Fried Eggs: Episode 107, Segment 4
Marilyn Ghigliotti Part 1

Sci-Fried Eggs: Episode 107, Segment 5
Marilyn Ghigliotti Part 2

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Quote of the Day #120522


“Son of a bitch.  Paul went and bought himself a CAT Scan machine.”

Things That Are More Badass Than Chuck Norris #120326


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This is only surviving truck from the movie DuelDuel was Steven Spielberg’s feature-length directing debut about a traveling salesman played by Dennis Weaver driving a red Valiant and his run-ins with a crazed truck driver.  The movie is based on a short story by Richard Matheson.  The original short story was published in Playboy magazine and was inspired by a real-life experience in which Matheson was tailgated by a trucker on his way home from a golfing match with a friend on the same day as the Kennedy assassination.  The short story was given to Spielberg by his secretary, who reportedly read the magazine for the stories.

The original Duel was a made-for-television for the ABC “Movie of the Week.”  Following Duel‘s successful TV airing, and since the movie was not long enough for theatrical release, Universal got Spielberg to spend two days filming several new scenes, turning Duel into a 90-minute film.  Expletives were also added to make the film sound less like a television production.

Spielberg had “auditions” for the truck, where he viewed a series of trucks to choose the one for the film.  He selected the older 1955 Peterbilt 281 over the then-current flat-nosed style of trucks because the long hood of the Peterbilt, coupled to its split windshield and round headlights, gave it more of a “face”, adding to the menacing personality.  In addition, Spielberg said that the multiple license plates on the front bumper of the Peterbilt subtly suggested that the truck driver is a serial killer, having “run down other drivers in other states.”  For each shot, several people had the task to make it uglier, adding some “truck make-up”.  The shots of the truck are done in such a way as to make it seem “alive” in terms of its attack on Mann.

During the original made-for-television filming, the crew only had one truck, so the final scene of the truck falling off the cliff had to be completed in one take.  For the film’s theatrical release, though, additional trucks were purchased in order to film the additional scenes that were not in the original made-for-television version (the school bus scene and the railroad crossing scene).  This is the only one of those trucks that has survived.

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