For those of you who lacked the patience to wade through two hours of Triffid-cast, you missed a couple of things:
- Arguments. Entertaining ones. Seriously, it’s good stuff.
- Our plans for Season Two!
We’re going to dial back our cadence from every two weeks to about once a month. If this is unacceptable, lob us a comment. Otherwise we’re doing what we want! The long cadence is just to make the whole thing a bit more relaxed and to give James a fair chance to get all the reading done.
Of course, even if you listened in, we had a rather chaotic discussion of what topics we’d be hitting, but a few emails and pavement poundings later, we’ve got our (still tentative) list. We’re just going to rotate selecting the next item, starting with Colin. So our first two rounds of selections are these:
- Colin: Enemy Mine, by Barry Longyear – Enemy Mine (1985 film)
- James: Who Goes There?, by John W. Campbell – The Thing from Another World (1951 film), The Thing (1985 and 2011 films)
- Seth: The Body Snatchers, by Jack Finney – Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956 and 1978 films), Body Snatchers (1993 film), The Invasion (2007 film)
- Colin: The War of the Worlds, by H.G. Wells – The War of the Worlds (1938 Radio Drama, 1953 film), War of the Worlds (2005 film)
- James: We Can Remember it For You Wholesale, by Philip K. Dick – Total Recall (1990 and 2012 films)
- Seth: The Manchurian Candidate, by Richard Condon – The Manchurian Candidate (1962 and 2004 films)
We’re planning about ten episodes for Season Two, so even if we hit everything on this list, there’s still four open slots for suggestions from the unwashed masses (that’s you). Hop over to the Podcast Queue page and look at the other titles we’ve compiled (by no means a complete list) and leave a comment here or there with anything else you’d like to see us cover next season. We’ve already started on our reading for the first three, so we could even slot in a suggestion at the fourth spot.
We’ll probably be recording our Enemy Mine podcast in the next week or so, which means you’ve got a few days to send us some feedback. The Contact Us page has all the details on how to do that. So do it!