Special Guests: Gerrit Graham, Rebecca Umland, Sam Umland
Guest Co-Hosts: Bill Ackerman, Maitland McDonagh

In Donald Cammell's Demon Seed, Alex Harris (Fritz Weaver) creates Proteus, a super-computer that terrorizes Susan Harris (Julie Christie).

Maitland McDonagh and Bill Ackerman join Mike in discussing the film, Dean Koontz's source novel(s), and more. We talk with Gerrit Graham about his role in the film as well as Cammell scholars Rebecca & Sam Umland.

Links:
Buy Demon Seed on DVD
Buy Demon Seed by Dean Koontz
Buy Donald Cammell: A Life on the Wild Side by Rebecca & Sam Umland
Buy Maitland McDonagh's books
Buy The Tim Burton Encyclopedia by Sam Umland
Buy Outlaw Heroes as Liminal Figures of Film and Television by Rebecca Umland
Visit Lunch Meat VHS to read Bill Ackerman's writing
Visit the official Dean Koontz website
Read “Demon Seed”: The 1977 Donald Cammell film predicted how supercomputers and robots really want to screw us by Bryan Thomas

Music:
"Pre-Trip" - Jerry Fielding
"Computer Love" - Kraftwerk
"Demon Seed" - The Proteus

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Jordan Belson: Samadhi (1967) from CVM on Vimeo.

Special Guest: Gerritt Graham

As part of our coverage of Demon Seed, Mike spoke to actor, writer, songwriter Gerrit Graham about his career including CHUD II, "Star Trek: Voyager", Used Cars, Phantom of the Paradise, Class Reunion, Home Movies, Beware! The Blob, "Seinfeld", The Creature Wasn't Nice, and more.

Links:
Listen to out Phantom of the Paradise episode
Visit Gerrit Graham's web store
Buy Used Cars on DVD
Read The Crime and Its Victims by Gerrit Graham

Music:
"Built to Last" - The Grateful Dead

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Guest Co-Hosts: Marjorie Conrad, Heather Drain

In Looker, writer/director Michael Crichton examined the allure of advertising. Plastic surgeon Dr. Larry Roberts (Albert Finney) has been performing millimeter-specific procedures on models including Cindy Fairmont (Susan Dey). When his patients start dying under suspicious circumstances, the trail leads to mogul John Reston (James Coburn).

Model/filmmaker Marjorie Conrad and writer Heather Drain join Mike in discussing digitized images, beauty standards, subliminal messages, and mustaches. Also, Marjorie Conrad gives us the scoop about her film, Chemical Cut and its Slam Dance premiere.

Links:
Buy Looker on DVD
Buy Subliminal Seduction by Wilson Bryan Key
Visit the website
Visit the official Mondo Heather website
Visit the official Chemical Cut website

Music:
"Hall of Mirrors" - Siouxsie & The Banshees
"Looker" - Sue Saad

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CHEMICAL CUT - World Premiere 2016 Slamdance Film Festival from Marjorie Conrad on Vimeo.

Kulturecast

As part of the January, Bond January series at Kulturecast, Mike joins Chris Stachiw and Sean Liang in a discussion of Casino Royalle and Quantum of Solace.



See Hear

The See Hear podcast mixes music and movies. Mike joined regular hosts Tim, Sticky and Maurice to look at Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park.

Special Guest: Daniel Waters
Guest Co-Host: Stephen Scarlata, Jamey Duvall

Catch the Excitement! Catch the Adventure! Catch the Hawk! Hudson Hawk, that is. Directed by Michael Lehmann, the 1991 Bruce Willis vanity project was considered by many at the time to be a disaster. Is that a little harsh? Was the film really a subversive parody of action films?

Stephen Scarlata and Jamey Duvall join Mike this week to examine Hudson Hawk. The episode features an interview with the film's writer, , who gives us the inside scoop on the making of the film.

Links:
Buy Hudson Hawk on DVD
Buy Hudson Hawk: The Novelization! by Geoffrey Marsh
Buy With Nails: The Film Diaries of Richard E. Grant by Richard E. Grant
Read the Hudson Hawk Screenplay
Read Bruce Willis defends ‘Hudson Hawk’ for twenty-nine goddamn minutes by Martin Schneider
Read My Year Of Flops Case File #67 Hudson Hawk by Nathan Rabin
Read The Hunt For The Worst Movie Of All Time: Hudson Hawk by Gabe Delahaye
Read Looking back at Hudson Hawk by Simon Brew
Hear more of Jamey Duvall at Movie Geeks United
Follow Stephen Scarlata on Twitter

Music:
"Swing on a Star" - Bing Crosby
"Monkey Gone to Heaven" - The Pixies

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It's that time of the year again where Mike White and Rob St. Mary open up the mics and update listeners to what's been going on in our personal lives and with the behind-the-scenes of the show.

Learn about the new "rotating co-host" proposal and how to help spread the word about The Projection Booth.

Links:
Read about the Michigan Notable Book Award
Give us your money via Patreon
Keep up with Rob on The Detours podcast
Let the folks at NPR know about the Projection Booth
Learn more about the end of the dark ages of podcasting

Music:
"Mystery Movie Theme" - Henry Mancini
"On the Radio" - Cheap Trick

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Do Pay Attention to That Man Behind the Curtain from De Filmkrant on Vimeo.

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Projection: 85 Years of the Projection Booth in Movies from Joseph Holmes on Vimeo.

Special Guests: Rena Riffel, Jessica Flowers, David Schmader, Adam Nayman
Guest Co-Hosts: Heather Drain, Jay Bauman

Hey darlin's, was Paul Verhoeven's Showgirls just awful dreck from the pen of or a subversive masterpiece about the subjugation of women?

Guest co-hosts Dangerous Minds' Heather Drain and Red Letter Media's Jay Bauman debate the topic with Mike. Our guests include the writer/director/star of Showgirls 2: Penny's From Heaven, Rena Riffel, the author of It Doesn't Suck: Showgirls, Adam Nayman, the provider of the Showgirls commentary track, David Schmader, and former exotic dancer, Jessica Flowers.

Put on your Ver-sayce, get yourself iced up, and prepare to be thrust into the world of Showgirls!

Links:
Buy Showgirls on Blu-Ray
Buy Showgirls 2: Penny's From Heaven on DVD
Buy Showgirls 2: The Cut
Buy Trasharella on DVD
Buy It Doesn't Suck: Showgirls by Adam Nayman
Buy Weed: A User's Guide by David Schmader
Buy Showgirls: Portrait of a Film by Paul Veroeven
Buy Hollywood Animal by Joe Eszterhas
Visit the Showgirls! The Musical website
Read Showgirls is a Good Movie by Haley Mlotek
Read Paul Verhoeven on the Greatest Stripper Movie Ever Made by Jennifer Wood
Read The Real Reason Elizabeth Berkley Was So Over-The-Top In Showgirls by Brent McKnight
Learn more about Heather Drain
Visit Red Letter Media

Music:
"Private Dancer" - Tina Turner
"You're A Whore, Darlin'" - Showgirls! The Musical
"D*ncin' ain't F*ckin'" - Showgirls! The Musical
"Deep Kiss" - Rena Riffel
"I'm Afraid of Americans" - David Bowie

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