John Gruber and Dan Benjamin briefly dissect the masculinity of smartphones before a tribute to Irvin Kershner leads to a runaway discussion of Star Wars, Indiana Jones, the best Bond, Star Trek and underwater cars.
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This is the podcast of the movie, TV and genre website www.shadowlocked.com, featuring debate among our writers and guests, as well as occasional interviews. It may get silly, it may get serious…
Why did George Lucas hand The Empire Strikes Back to his old film-school professor Irvin Kirshner - hating the resultant footage - when he was supposedly the hottest and richest property in Hollywood? Is he really still living in 1977? And what spicy Star Wars tattoo does outspoken contributor and self-confessed ‘optimistic masochist’ Aaron Knier have on his body?
In this inaugural podcast for shadowlocked.com, founding editor Martin Anderson chats with Aaron about the glories, failings and fallacies of both the Star Wars prequels and their creator, George Lucas.
Dan is joined by John Gruber of Daring Fireball and Craig Hockenberry, creator of Twitterrific at Icon Factory. We talk about the Tweetie acquisition by Twitter, the iPhone OS 4, iAds, Game Center, and more.
Jim Coudal of Coudal Partners drops in by phone to talk about the new and emerging advertising marketplace and ecosystem Apple is creating.
John Gruber and Dan Benjamin discuss Chewbacca, Windows Phone 7, Twitter’s new CEO, Glif, Android’s popularity, a new Palm phone, the Power Mac G3, and the MLB.