The Catastrophe Vortex with TC Kirkham #10 – March 12 2018

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The Catastrophe Vortex with TC Kirkham #10 – March 12 2018

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I AM SO SORRY! I will have episodes up this week and next week, but then will be off until April 2 – I explain why at the end of the show…

THIS WEEK:

This week and next, it’s countdown time – this week, I count down my favorite episodes of the longest-running disaster series currently on television anywhere in the world – “Air Disasters” as it’s known on Smithsonian Channel, “Mayday” in Canada!

About our Patreon – guys, it’s more vital than ever that you become a Patreon sponsor now;  please become a Patreon sponsor and help us out! Check out the full info at http://patreon.com/PNRNetworks – remember, a $2/month donation is all you need to do -but more is available and we’ve got some great perks too!

PNRNetworks Shows
Subject:CINEMA
Platinum Roses’ Garden (seasonal)
Cavebabble
Three Minute Weekend
Front Row Five And Ten
Tuesday Digidex
Catastrophe Vortex
Comic Grotto
Ring Around The Rosie

PNRNetworks sites
eCinemaOne
eCinemaBoston
Platinum Roses’ Garden
Cavebabble
Catastrophe Vortex
The Kirkham Report
Planet BiblioMusica
Comic Grotto
Ring Around The Rosie
PNRNetworks Original Production: Manhattan Hammerdown – As It Happened

The Catastrophe Vortex with TC Kirkham #09 – January 23 2018

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The Catastrophe Vortex with TC Kirkham #09 – January 23 2018

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I AM SO SORRY! I know you’re never going to be regulars if I don’t keep this up. We’ll be up WEEKLY on MONDAYS from now on after this special Tuesday edition.

THIS WEEK:

I am retooling the show to focus in-depth on one film per show, and I hope everyone likes the new format. This week, I tackle 1974’s classic “Earthquake”!

About our Patreon – guys, it’s more vital than ever that you become a Patreon sponsor now;  please become a Patreon sponsor and help us out! Check out the full info at http://patreon.com/PNRNetworks – remember, a $2/month donation is all you need to do -but more is available and we’ve got some great perks too!

PNRNetworks Shows
Subject:CINEMA
Platinum Roses’ Garden (seasonal)
Cavebabble
Three Minute Weekend
Front Row Five And Ten
Tuesday Digidex
Catastrophe Vortex
Comic Grotto
Ring Around The Rosie

PNRNetworks sites
eCinemaOne
eCinemaBoston
Platinum Roses’ Garden
Cavebabble
Catastrophe Vortex
The Kirkham Report
Planet BiblioMusica
Comic Grotto
Ring Around The Rosie
PNRNetworks Original Production: Manhattan Hammerdown – As It Happened

IT’S HERE! PNRNetworks’ FIRST EVER original production!!

We’ve been talking about it for weeks, and we’ve been working on it for MONTHS…and now all the hard work has paid off!

Announcing PNRNetworks’ FIRST EVER Original Dramatic Production!

“MANHATTAN HAMMERDOWN: AS IT HAPPENED”

This FEATURE-LENGTH dramatic podcast features an all-star cast of PNRNetworks regulars from ALL of our podcasts, and has been a terrific journey FIVE MONTHS in the making!  It’s sidelined several regular shows here and there, but I think the end result is worth it.

The production is our tribute offered up for the 10th anniversary of the 2008 smash hit film “Cloverfield”, and tells the rest of the story. It wasn’t all about Rob Hawkins and his friends….everyone in New York was affected. And we attempt to tell the story of that fateful night through the eyes of the news media and emergency personnel. Using simulated radio news reports and Emergency Alert System notifications, we bring the full scope of what happened that evening into full view, not just in New York but around the country as well.

Check out the trailer below, and see the whole film over on PNR’s YouTube Site – click here!  I hope everyone enjoys it!

One more week..but something special coming later this week..

I will premiere the new revamped edition of CV next Monday. I had planned to do it today, but we are still working on last minute details for something special that will be out later this week…exclusively on our YouTube channel at PNRNetworks.

What is it? Welllll, it sort of qualifies here, although not strictly a disaster film, but still it’s about things in and around a major disaster. And our production we hope will add to the original effort’s mystique.  I’ll post the video up here when it’s done. And return next Monday as CV tackles “Earthquake” from 1974!

“The Quake” is coming…

Fans (like myself) of the intense and extremely well done disaster pic “The Wave” (“Bolgen”) from Norway are in for a treat come late next summer.

The writers and producers of that film have reunited with the cast of that film for a new disaster pic, “The Quake” (“Skjelvet”), which is now filming in Oslo.

Set three years after the events in “The Wave”, the Eikjord family has now moved on to Oslo (they were in the process of moving from Geiranger to Stavanger in the first film) where they have presumably set up new lives having survived (in some cases, just barely) the catastrophic rockfall-triggerd tsunami in the first film.

Like the earlier film, the writers have chosen a historic event – in this case the 1904 5.4 earthquake  that hit Oslo – as the basis for the present day disaster.

With the entire main cast returning from the first film – Kristoffer Joner, who plays geologist father Kristian, Ane Dalh Torp as mother Idun (and who won a PNR Poppie for Best Actress for her work in the first film), Jonas Hoff Oftebro as angst-y, self-absorbed teenage son Sondre, and Edith Haagenrud-Sande as adorable “Daddy’s Girl” daughter Julia – we can hope that “The Quake” will be on a par with “The Wave”, which was critically-acclaimed around the world, and was the best disaster film to come along in over a decade, IMHO.

“The Quake” is presently scheduled for release in its native Norway in August 2018, and has been sold to a number of territories, but no US distributor has yet come on board. However, with the huge arthouse success of “The Wave”, it’s likely not to be much longer before someone steps up for a US release as well.

And if you haven’t seen “The Wave” yet, then hop on over to Netflix, where it’s available for your viewing pleasure (in the US at least)…

We’ll get things going again in 2018

I apologize for all the craziness  this year. I really have a lot of fun doing CV, but my time this year has become more and more restricted, thanks to ongoing issues with work and home obligations.

Catastrophe Vortex will return in January on Monday evenings with a slightly retooled format that I hope will make it easier for me to keep it on schedule. Right now, plans are to premiere the new podcasts starting on January 8 2018. The podcast is moving to Mondays to accommodate another new podcast from PNRNetworks, “Ring Around The Rosie”, which will be on Wednesdays also beginning in January.

Over the next couple of weeks, keep tuned to CV’s blog for more stuff – I have some news tidbits to share and some ideas to go over, and I hope you will enjoy them. The first news post will be coming momentarily, so be sure to check it out!

The Catastrophe Vortex with TC Kirkham #08 – October 25 2017

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The Catastrophe Vortex with TC Kirkham #08 – October 25 2017

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We’re BACK! Sorry for the extra week between shows, it couldn’t be helped – work is a bear right now…

THIS WEEK:

A Mayan calendar classic, a brand new disaster-oriented TV series, the first found-footage disaster film, a look at this past weekends’ disaster film disaster, and a awful classic in a special clip from Subject:CINEMA!

CATASTROPHE CLASSICS – “2012” (2009))
VIDEO VORTEX – “MAKE IT OUT ALIVE” (2017)
DISASTER DIAMONDS – “INTO THE STORM” (2014)
INDEPTH NEWS – THE “GEOSTORM” DEBACLE
MISFORTUNATE MELODIES – “NEW YORK MINING DISASTER 1941” BY THE BEE GEES (1967)
CRAPTASTIC CATACLYSMS – “AVALANCHE” (1978) WITH A SPECIAL SUBJECT: CINEMA FEATURE WITH SPECIAL GUEST KIM BROWN!
DEVESTATION DEPOSITORY: PLANECRASHINFO.COM

SHOW NOTES: COMING THURSDAY!

About our Patreon – guys, it’s more vital than ever that you become a Patreon sponsor now;  please become a Patreon sponsor and help us out! Check out the full info at http://patreon.com/PNRNetworks – remember, a $2/month donation is all you need to do -but more is available and we’ve got some great perks too!

PNRNetworks Shows
Subject:CINEMA
Platinum Roses’ Garden (seasonal)
Cavebabble
Three Minute Weekend
Front Row Five And Ten
Tuesday Digidex
Catastrophe Vortex

PNRNetworks sites
eCinemaOne
eCinemaBoston
Platinum Roses’ Garden
Cavebabble
Catastrophe Vortex
The Kirkham Report
Planet BiblioMusica

The Catastrophe Vortex with TC Kirkham #07 – October 4 2017

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The Catastrophe Vortex with TC Kirkham #07 – October 4 2017

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We’re BACK! Things have been crazy this summer, sorry for the months-long podfade, but CV is back and we have plenty of good stuff for you! CV will now be on a bi-weekly schedule, with a new show every other Wednesday (give or take a day; listen to the show for more info) through the end of the year, and then will probably switch to Monday (also listen for more info)

THIS WEEK:

The very first disaster film I saw at the drive-in, a highly speculative TV series, a film I like better than most people, and one of the most painfully unfunny comedies ever!

CATASTROPHE CLASSICS – “THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE” (1972)
VIDEO VORTEX – “MEGA DISASTERS” (2006)
DISASTER DIAMONDS – “THE HINDENBURG” (1975)
NOT YET CATASTRO-PHIZED – SS EASTLAND (1915)
MISFORTUNATE MELODIES – “MY HEART WILL GO ON” FROM “TITANIC” (1998)
CRAPTASTIC CATACLYSMS – “THE BIG BUS” (1976)

SHOW NOTES:

WIKIPEDIA ENTRIES:
The Poseidon Adventure
Mega Disasters
The Hindenburg
SS Eastland
The Big Bus

Other notes of interest
Eastland Disaster Historical Society

About our Patreon – guys, it’s more vital than ever that you become a Patreon sponsor now;  please become a Patreon sponsor and help us out! Check out the full info at http://patreon.com/PNRNetworks – remember, a $2/month donation is all you need to do -but more is available and we’ve got some great perks too!

PNRNetworks Shows
Subject:CINEMA
Platinum Roses’ Garden (seasonal)
Cavebabble
Three Minute Weekend
Front Row Five And Ten
Tuesday Digidex
Catastrophe Vortex

PNRNetworks sites
eCinemaOne
eCinemaBoston
Platinum Roses’ Garden
Cavebabble
Catastrophe Vortex
The Kirkham Report
Planet BiblioMusica