The Catastrophe Vortex with TC Kirkham #05 – May 6 2017

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The Catastrophe Vortex with TC Kirkham #05 – May 6 2017

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Sorry to have been away for so damn long – it’s so crazy in March and April every year due to the Boston film festival spring season…plus a hella lot of other crap happening…but I am FINALLY back where I belong…

THIS WEEK:

The best eartHquake disaster of the 21st century so far, a real gem of a reality film if you can find it, plus the film nominated for a visual effects Oscar that my wife calls “the burnt Chicken McNugget of Doom!”

CATASTROPHE CLASSICS – “SAN ANDREAS” (2015)
VIDEO VORTEX – “SECONDS FROM DISASTER” (2004)
DISASTER DIAMONDS – “CHARLIE VICTOR ROMEO” (2013)
NOT YET CATASTRO-PHIZED – GENERAL SLOCUM FIRE AND SINKING
MISFORTUNATE MELODIES –  “THE WRECK OF THE EDMUND FITZGERALD” BY GORDON LIGHTFOOT (1976)
CRAPTASTIC CATACLYSMS – “METEOR” (1979)

SHOW NOTES:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Andreas_(film)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seconds_From_Disaster

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Victor_Romeo

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PS_General_Slocum

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wreck_of_the_Edmund_Fitzgerald

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meteor_(film)

NOTE: Anyone who would like to check out “Charlie Victor Romeo“, please email me at CV(at)PNRNetworks.com – I will (try to) send you a link for a free viewing of the film on Fandor.com – I say “try to” because for some reason, not everyone I’ve sent them to in the past have received them. If you’re already a Fandor member or would just like more info, you can check it out here: https://www.fandor.com/films/charlie_victor_romeo

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The Catastrophe Vortex with TC Kirkham #04 – March 15 2017

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The Catastrophe Vortex with TC Kirkham #04 – March 15 2017

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THIS WEEK:

A classic in tribute to the awesome Bill Paxton, television sort of related to the that film, the second of our nuclear diamonds, and a truly awful TV movie from Irwin Allen…among other things

CATASTROPHE CLASSICS – “TWISTER” (1996)
VIDEO VORTEX – “STORM CHASERS” (2007)
DISASTER DIAMONDS – “COUNTDOWN TO LOOKING GLASS (1984)
NOT YET CATASTRO-PHIZED – HARTFORD CIRCUS FIRE
MISFORTUNATE MELODIES –  “POMPEII” BY BASTILLE (2015)
CRAPTASTIC CATACLYSMS – “FLOOD” (1976)
DEVESTATION DEPOSITORY – BOOKS ON THE HARTFORD CIRCUS FIRE

SHOW NOTES:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twister_(1996_film)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Storm_Chasers_(TV_series)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Countdown_to_Looking_Glass

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hartford_circus_fire

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pompeii_(song)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flood!

Tribute to “Storm Chasers” Matt Hughes

http://ecinemaone.pnrnetworks.com/2010/11/04/i-guess-this-is-why-they-call-it-reality-tvand-reality-sucks/#.WMmqa38au4E

Tribute to Tim Samaras, Carl Young, and Paul Samaras

http://ecinemaone.pnrnetworks.com/2013/06/02/discovery-channel-stormchasers-co-stars-tim-samaras-carl-young-killed-tornado-friday/#.WMmrK38au4E

See the chaser tribute to Tim, Carl, and Paul:

http://www.businessinsider.com/tim-samaras-tributes-begin-2013-6

See the chaser tribute to Bill Paxton:

https://www.buzzfeed.com/talalansari/this-is-how-storm-chasers-are-honoring-the-memory-of-bill-pa?utm_term=.ts2b9Pd7x#.toD45129W

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Storm chasers pay tribute to actor Bill Paxton

Actor Bill Paxton, who played storm chaser turned weatherman Bill “The Extreme” Harding in the 1996 disaster epic “Twister”, died Saturday after complications from heart surgery; he was 61. Paxton was one of the most beloved character actors of his generation able to take on everything and anything in his range.

On Sunday, storm chasers paid tribute to Paxton, who was raised in Texas and always fascinated with their work in real life, by doing a tribute as only these hard working, adrenaline-driven individuals can – they drove through three different states to form a giant “BP” in America’s heartland on their GPS tracking systems. This epic kind of tribute was also performed a few years ago when revered storm chasers Tim Samaras and Carl Young, along with Tim’s cameraman son, were killed in a tornado near El Reno, OK.

See the full story below -and how awesome is it that they managed to place Wakita, OK – the center of much of the action in “Twister” – right in the middle of the tribute…Great going Guys…and I guess I know what we’ll be doing this week on “CV”, eh?

http://nerdist.com/storm-chasers-are-teaming-up-to-pay-unique-tribute-to-bill-paxton/

 

The Catastrophe Vortex with TC Kirkham #03 – February 22 2017

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The Catastrophe Vortex with TC Kirkham #03 – February 22 2017

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THIS WEEK:

time to hit some foreign disaster films, as well as the usual spots, and our first Nuke movie as well…
CATASTROPHE CLASSICS – “THE WAVE” (2016)
VIDEO VORTEX – TV BUMPER: “MAYDAY”/”AIR EMERGENCY”/”AIR DISASTERS” (VARIOUS TIMES AND NETWORKS)
DISASTER DIAMONDS – “SPECIAL BULLETIN” (1984)
NOT YET CATASTRO-PHIZED – 1953 WORCESTER (MA) TORNADO
MISFORTUNATE MELODIES –  “THE MORNING AFTER” BY MAUREEN MCGOVERN
CRAPTASTIC CATACLYSMS – “VIRUS” (1980)

SHOW NOTES:

Check back Thursday afternoon for extensive links to all the various films and topics discussed!

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The Catastrophe Vortex with TC Kirkham #02 – February 8 2017

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The Catastrophe Vortex with TC Kirkham #02 – February 8 2017

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THIS WEEK:

We head into some fringy disaster areas – our main films featured are all connected to disasters of some sort, but are not necessarily considered “disaster movies” in the normal sense..but in the TC sense, they are…come along and see…

CATASTROPHE CLASSIC S – “Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea” (1961_
VIDEO VORTEX – “Perfect Disaster” (2006)
DISASTER DIAMONDS – “The Monolith Monsters” (1957)
NOT YET CATASTRO-PHIZED – The “Morro Castle” fire
MISFORTUNATE MELODIES – “The Ballad of Galloping Gertie” by Dust And Ashes (1960s? 1970s?)
CRAPTASTIC CATACLYSMS – “The Man Who Saw Tomorrow” (1981)
DEVESTATION DEPOSITORY – “When The Dancing Stopped” (2006)

SHOW NOTES:

Check back Thursday afternoon for extensive links to all the various films and topics discussed!

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The Catastrophe Vortex with TC Kirkham #01 – February 1 2017

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The Catastrophe Vortex with TC Kirkham #01 – February 1 2017

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THIS WEEK:

On the debut of The Catastrophe Vortex, I delve into some of the coolest (and most awful) disaster films of all time. I’ll also set up the show, what I’m about, and what you can expect to hear each week! I certainly hope you’ll enjoy what you hear, and keep coming back for more each week!

CLASSIC CATASTROPHES – “Airport” (1970)
VIDEO VORTEX – “When Havoc Struck” (1978)
DISASTER DIAMONDS – “Titanic” (1943)
NOT YET CATASTRO-PHIZED – The Great Boston Molasses Flood
MISFORTUNATE MELODIES – “Timothy” by The Buoys (1970)
CRAPTASTIC CATACLYSMS – “When Time Ran Out (1980)
DEVESTATION DEPOSITORY – “The Stewardess Is Flying The Plane”

ERRATA:

It’s the first show, folks…bound to have little mistakes creep in…

In the cast list for “Airport”: Barbara Hale plays Vernon Demerest’s wife and Mel Bakersfeld’s sister, not the other way around as I indicate on the show

“Air Disasters” airs on Smithsonian Channel, not National Geographic (although it USED to air there under the title “Air Emergency”)

IN the plot discussion of “When Time Ran Out”, William Holden’s character is hoping that Jacqueline Bisset’s character will become his SEVENTH wife, not his second.

Sheesh…it will get better, but at least these were mainly me being super excited about debuting the show! YAY!

SHOW NOTES:

Check back in a couple days for extensive links to all the various films and topics discussed – not quite ready yet!

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The Catastrophe Vortex

Welcome to the MOTHER of all DISASTERS! “Catastrophe Vortex with TC KIrkham” premieres February 1!

Wow, this has been a LOOOOOONG time coming for me, and I can’t wait for it to debut! Mark Wednesday, February 1 2017 on your calendars, podcast fans – you’re about to get CATASTRO-PHIZED!!!

Anyone who has listened to me talk about disasters on Subject:CINEMA or who has read about my love for disaster films on eCinemaOne and its predecessor, Popcorn N Roses, you KNOW this is my genre folks!

I did some checking around, and while plenty of film podcasts – including Subject:CINEMA – have done individual shows and occasional reviews of disaster films, there is presently NO single podcast devoted to the genre. And so I thought to myself…”Self, why don’t YOU do it? And put a unique spin on it?” And so I will!

Each week on CV, I’m going to do my best to bring you all up to speed on the artform of the disaster film. We’ll have three reviews of disaster films each week:

“Catastrophe Classics” – these are the films that most people know; good or bad, they were a pretty big hit at the box office.

“Disaster Diamonds” – a mix of films that aren’t quite on par with the classics, but not in the dregs either. And also in this category, some real hard to find gems as well that belong in the classics, but aren’t widely available.

“Craptastic Cataclysms” – those films or TV movies that are absolute dreck, but for the most part are still hella fun to watch. The “So Bad They’re Good!” section of the show.

I’ll also be recommending excellent books, TV series,  and specials about disasters,  disasters fiction and non fiction that are forever enshrined in song, and real-life disasters – some well known and some obscure but deserving – that have yet to be made into major Hollywood projects, and why they need to be made!

Wrap it all up in a gigantic fireball, stick an airplane through the middle as a pin, rev up the volcanic lava, and tie everything up with a tornado, you’re going to get it all in one huge package!

The fun begins this Wednesday, February 1, so be there – come join us and get Catastro-phized!