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We welcome the legendary Smashing Pumpkins front man on to discuss the early days as 90s rock stars, Star Wars and a possible Smashing Pumpkins reunion.

PLUS: We roll camera and cover the most important pop culture news around!

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Here’s a snippet of the solo record talk that wasn’t on the clip:

MD: We all know the lineup changes that the Pumpkins have endured, with you essentially carrying on the mantle. So when I heard you were releasing a solo record, I was a little surprised. But then I heard the first single and it made sense. Tell me about the vibe on this record and what went into the decision to make this a solo record.

I was working on a follow up to the last Pumpkins album, Monuments to an Elegy and about half way through the record I kind of lost my mind and thought I can’t do this anymore. I just ran out of gas on Smashing Pumpkins music. So I wrote a batch of songs that ended up being the foundation for this record. I found if i just naturally let myself go where I wanted to go, more acoustic, less future rock. That’s how i ended up working with Rick Rubin and putting it under my name.

And I’m with you on that. Sometimes I question my own sanity because you get to a point in the world where, “what’s in a name?” If i write the songs and I sing it and I call it Billy Corgan or Smashing Pumpkins or I call it The Moon and the Stars it doesn’t feel any different to me. But people really perceive it differently. And it just felt right.

And I will say this, and it’s a positive-negative, I get tired of putting out Pumpkins music and then answering the question why should we accept this as Pumpkins if it doesn’t involve “pick your band member.” That gets old too. So I’m happy to do something that doesn’t have that kind of baggage. Here’s the songs I wrote, this is me, and if you like it that’s great.

MD: The sound you’ve seemed to purposely steer away from in the 2000s psychedelic quieter, heavy static guitar. I thought Oceania had that feel to it which is why i responded to it. Are you conscious of the Pumpkins sound when writing and recording? Especially in this case?

The record doesn’t have any drums. At the risk of sounding disingenuous I think I do better when i just go to where I’m interested musically and i don’t get involved intellectually. That’s the key moment for me at this part of my life. I was making a record called Smashing Pumpkins and I just wasn’t feeling it. So rather than saying I have to do this or I should do it or if I’m going to do it it has to sound like Siamese Dream 2 or whatever this intellectual overlay you can put on an idea, I’m just going to write songs and wherever those songs go and that’s what I’ll follow.=

MD: You mentioned working with Rick Rubin on it. What was his influence and whats the normal production on a Pumpkins record that made this different?

For the past ten years I primarily prodcued mysefl though I had help. With this, when i talked to Rick about doing the record, i said I’m just going to get out the way and be an artist for a change. Tell me when to show up and I’ll do my best and that’s what I did.

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NEXT WEEK: Happy Halloween! Stranger Things is back. We cover it all. PLUS: Lou Ferrigno talks Thor: Ragnarok.

Still hungover from New York ComicCon 2017? We welcome Big Dog Ink’s Tom Hutchison to talk Marvel’s woes and the changing demographic at the con.

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PLUS: We break down The Last Jedi Trailer, the new Blade Runner movie and how the two are connected!

New York Comic Con 2017 schedule, guests, panels, and everything you need to know
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ABOUT OUR GUEST: TOM HUTCHISON

WHAT DO YOU DO? (Think Twitter Bio)

I am the founder, art director and publisher for Big Dog Ink and the writer/creator of Critter, Penny for Your Soul, Legend of Oz: The Wicked West, Kaiju Epic, Lights…Camera…Jungle! and Ursa Minor.

WHAT DO YOU GOT GOING ON THESE DAYS? (Shameless Plug Time)

Separating from Aspen Comics after three years, we are now returning to our roots and relaunching the BDI brand with Penny for Your Soul like we did 7 years ago. Our first two successful Kickstarters for Lights…Camera…Jungle! and Kaiju Epic! and the continued sales of our series back issues have shown us the world is still hungry for Big Dog Ink stories, and Penny for Your Soul is where we start our journey back. But we are also looking at some new projects beyond Penny, both as comics and as digital experiences using social media in new ways including something Im calling Shahrazad: Side Quests.

GOT A HOT TAKE? (Tell us the burning issues you’re dying to talk about)

Lets not get too negative lol I always have hot takes, but lets just say the retail side of things is a mess right now and totally over saturated with companies and product. It’s nearly impossible for all these books to find shelf space at the retail level, BDI was a Diamond Top 300 publisher multiple times in our first four years, but I think even we would be hard pressed to make that list again any time soon. So we are returning to focus directly on our customers and fans that have supported us and have waited so patiently for new product, and thats exactly what Kickstarter allows us to do.

YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES (Friend You?)

Facebook as Tom Hutchison and the BDI fan page
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Instagram: crittersdaddy
Twitter: tjhbigdogink

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NEXT WEEK: We welcome legendary Smashing Pumpkins front man Billy Corgan to talk about his new solo album a potential Pumpkins reunion and his take on Marvel Movie Madness

We welcome Back to the Future’s Tom Wilson to the show and debate who was the bigger bully: Biff Tannen or Johnny from Karate Kid!

Biff Tannen from Back To The Future vs Johnny From Karate Kid

PLUS: Is it panic time for the Star Wars franchise with the dismissal of Colin Treverrow?

ABOUT OUR GUEST: Tom Wilson (Back To The Future)

WHAT DO YOU DO? (Think Twitter Bio)
His breakthrough role was the bully Biff Tannen in the 1985 film Back to the Future. He returned in the sequels Back to the Future Part II and Part III to reprise not only his role as Biff, but also to play Biff’s grandson Griff Tannen and great-grandfather Buford “Mad Dog” Tannen. His famous catchphrases include: “Hello! Hello! Anybody home? Think, McFly, think!”,[2] “What are you looking at, Butthead?”, “Say hi to your mom for me”, and “Why don’t you make like a tree; and get outta here”. In every Back to the Future film, he always ended up in a pile of manure (in reality, a pile of decayed sphagnum and other plant matters) when trying to kill or hurt Michael J. Fox‘s character Marty McFly. He reprised his role as Biff and voiced various Tannen relatives in the animated series. Wilson did not reprise his role as Biff in the initial versions of Telltale‘s Back to the Future: The Game released in 2011, being replaced by Kid Beyond. When the game was ported to the PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One in 2015 in commemoration of the original film’s 30th anniversary, Wilson returned to provide Biff’s voice in these newer versions.

PLUS: We talk Geek University with Rob and Cali

If you could schedule your Geek courses what would they be?

Humanities – English Literature, Modern Languages, History, and Philosophy

Courses: Back To The Future, Bill & Ted Excellent Adventure, Goonies

Social Sciences – Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Political Science, and Sociology

Courses: The Secret To My Success, Office Space, Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones,

Creative Arts – Fine Art, Theatre, Speech, and Creative Writing

Courses: Clerks, Chasing Amy, Ghostbusters 2, Empire Strikes Back, The Dark Knight, Apocalypse Now

Sciences – Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics

Courses: Alien, Aliens, Terminator, Avatar, 2001 A Space Odyssey

Phys Ed

Courses: Matrix, Dodgeball

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NEXT WEEK: It’s Fall TV Preview time with guest co-host Pat Shand

PLUS: We welcome the voice of Robin and Nightwing and star of the new FOX hit The Orville, Lester Loren.

Ron Howard steps in as director of Han Solo just hours after Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are fired. Get our take on why they were ousted and what Howard has to do to make this movie a success

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PLUS: With Transformers in theaters we rank the “Best and Worst Toy Movies of All Time” and welcome the voice of “Courage The Cowardly Dog” Marty Grabstein.

What a jam packed show!

Here’s an excerpt from the Podcast: Lord and Miller Ousted From Han Solo:

Michael Dolce: News broke that Phil Lord and Christopher Miller left the new Han Solo movie due to creative differences.

Hassan Godwin: Yes and supposedly this is like those corporate decision film by committee where they bring in the dark council and it’s like those faces in like Superman the movie and they’re like “You’re guilty!” They’re like, “These two guys, they wanna ruin the product that we’re trying to make, what should we do? And thy’re like “Toss ’em! Get ’em out of here.” Usually we’re like “See? This is what happens when creativity takes a back seat to corporateness.” I read the article this time and I kind of agree with their decision.

M: “Unfortunately our vision and process weren’t combined, we usually aren’t fans of the term creative differences, but for once, this cliche is true.”

H: I told you it was a lie…I don’t have a full interpretation on what they were planning, the impression that I get is they were trying to shake things up and mess with the formula a little bit. Add some kind of comedic beat to it, that were probably not within the spectru.

M: Like farcical comedy? Like not natural humor?

H: Yeah, they made movies like sausage party, so you know i don’t want to like, you can make a movie like “Sausage Party” and then go out and make like “Schindlers List.”

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ABOUT OUR GUEST: Marty Grabstein

WHAT DO YOU DO? (Think Twitter Bio)

Marty’s first role was in Bury the Evidence. The next year Grabstein’s voice talents earned him the role of Courage on the beloved cartoon, Courage the Cowardly Dog. The show ran until 2002. After the end of his show, Marty made frequent appearances on Law and Order, and Law and Order Special Victim’s Unit. Film credits include Apartment #5C and Third Watch.

NEXT WEEK: We welcome the folks from the Comic Noobs podcast on to start hyping us up for this year’s San Diego Comic Con!

Ron Howard has been tabbed to direct the Han Solo movie with Lucasfilm firing Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. Hear OUR take on last night’s video replay above!

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Zero in on the content of your choice thanks to our handy Spoiler Alert recap:

Spoiler Alert for SoS Ep 74

-52:22 remaining: Phil Lord and Christopher Miller left the new Han Solo movie over “Creative differences” – we give you the insider take

-39:34: Rumored new directors for the Han Solo movie: Our take on the Ron Howard announcement

-29:56: Interview with “Courage The Cowardly Dog” voice actor Marty Grabstein: Hear his take on Jar Jar Binks, How He landed the role and more!

-8:25: Top Toy movies of all time: Where does Transformers, Clue, TMNT, Lego Movie and more rank on our list?

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We play “Fact or Fiction” with No Angel scribe Eric Palicki as we chat about his new hit comic book co-written by Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. actress Adrianne Palicki

PLUS: We continue our look at the most anticipated films shows and comics for 2017 including Guardians 2, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man: Homecoming and more!

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NEXT WEEK: We celebrate our 1-year anniversary as a podcast with writer Justin Grey on to talk DC comics, Kickstarter and the ever elusive goal of steady comic book work.

PLUS: We break down the TV landscape for 2017 – what we’ll be setting our DVR for this year.

We break down the latest Star Wars project: Star Wars: Rogue One and ask the question is too much Star Wars a good thing?

Plus: Marvel’s Inhumans: Did Agents of SHIELD ruin the new TV show/IMAX experience before it ever gets off the ground?

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About This Week’s Guest:
“It Came From The Radio” is a syndicated radio show airing weekday nights on WARY 88.1 FM, online (Thursdays 4pm EST) on www.beyondthedawnstudios.com or on demand on I heart Radio.

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NEXT WEEK: We welcome actor/director Christopher Wood on the show to talk about his latest films!