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September 24, 2016 @ 12:26 pm

Episode 251: Rob Smith and the Story of LucasArts

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The Story of LucasArts was written by Rob Smith  in 2008 called "Rogue Leaders: The Story of LucasArts" join us as we discuss the history of this famed company with former Editor in Chief of Playstation Magazine, Machinima, PC Magazine, and Quality Assurance of EA, Rob Smith!

We delve into the classic games of LucasArts, what made them great, different steps in their history from Knights of the Old Republic to Star Wars 1313, from Grim Fandango to Dark Forces and much more!
Publisher's Summary

In 1982, George Lucas saw potential in the fledgling videogame industry and created his own interactive-entertainment company. Twenty-five years and dozens of award-winning games later, LucasArts has earned a prestigious place in the industry and in the hearts of gamers everywhere. Rogue Leaders is the first substantive survey of a videogame company — a deluxe compilation that traces its history through never-before-published interviews. In addition, more than 300 pieces of concept art, character development sketches, and storyboards have been lavishly reproduced to showcase the creative talent behind such videogame classics as The Secret of Monkey Island, Grim Fandango, and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, as well as games that were never publicly released. A thrill for millions of videogame and LucasArts fans around the world.

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September 24, 2016 @ 11:31 am

Musical Procrastination #23: Chad Seiter Composer of Microsoft’s ReCore

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In Musical Procrastination #23 - Jeremiah steps in for Lee as he interviews Chad Seiter, composer for the new Microsoft title ReCore. Chad Seiter has also worked on many other franchises such as Star Trek, Lost, Fringe, Jurassic World and more!


About Chad Seiter from: http://www.chadseiter.com/
A prolific composer, arranger and orchestrator for film, television, video games and symphonic concerts, Chad Seiter has composed and produced original music for major Hollywood franchises including Star Trek, Fringe and LOST. He is also Composer, Music Director and Associate Executive Producer for Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions and The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses touring concert series performing symphonic arrangements of the classic Nintendo scores performed with hundreds of the world’s leading orchestras.
 
Chad Seiter started his musical career as assistant to Academy Award-winning composer Michael Giacchino, providing orchestration on hit television series LOST and blockbuster films including Jurassic World, the J.J. Abrams Star Trek reboot, Cloverfield, Speed Racer, and later composing for the first season of the highly rated television series Fringe, recording each weekly episode with the highly coveted Hollywood Studio Orchestra scoring musicians.
 
He also scored the AAA video games LEGO Jurassic World, Star Trek, and Fracture, as well as providing additional music to Ratatouille, Up, LOST: Via Domus, and Turning Point: Fall of Liberty. Majestic and epic in scope, Seiter’s original score for Star Trek was performed by 123 musicians of the Slovak National Symphony Orchestra, one of the largest ensembles ever recorded for a game.
 
As Composer, Arranger, Orchestrator, and Music Director for The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses and The Legend of Zelda: 25th Anniversary Symphony live concert tours, Chad Seiter’s acclaimed orchestral arrangements of Koji Kondo’s iconic video game scores have been performed by the world’s most prestigious orchestras including The Royal Philharmonic, The Tokyo Philharmonic and The National Symphony.
 
Seiter recently launched his latest epic concert production as Associate Executive Producer and Co-Creator, Composer, Lead Arranger and Music Director of Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions, a new, live orchestral touring concert showcasing memorable music from the world of Pokémon.
 
With sold-out shows and rave reviews for his symphonies currently touring worldwide, Seiter looks forward to new and interesting projects that combine his creative voice and love of the orchestra.

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September 22, 2016 @ 4:06 pm

In Memory of Eric Cone - Our Fallen Brother

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The audio of our memorial video for Eric Cone, our long time friend and podcast brother who passed away September 19, 2016. RIP Eric. 

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September 19, 2016 @ 4:31 pm

Bombad Special: Adam Bray and Marvel Absolutely Everything You Need to Know

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We lose one of our own as Eric Cone, long time blog writer and part-time host of Bombad Radio passes away. Then Adam Bray joins us to discuss Marvel or more importantly Marvel Absolutely Everything You Need to Know - his new book by DK that can be found in book stores everywhere!
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September 17, 2016 @ 12:37 pm

Episode 250: The Music of Star Wars: The Old Republic and Mafia 3 with Jesse Harlin

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Join us and Jesse Harlin (composer also of Mafia 3) as we talk about the music of Star Wars: The Old Republic and listen to the new themes for the game. In this episode we celebrate 250 episodes on the air by discussing Star Wars beginning with the upcoming Timothy Zahn novel Thrawn as well as the special effects of The Force Awakens! 


Hosts: James, Jason, Jeremiah
Guest: The guest is award winning composer Jesse Harlin, formerly of LucasArts as we talk about his work on the hit Bioware MMORPG Star Wars: The Old Republic especially in the Fallen Empire and Knights of the Eternal Empire expansions. 


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Recently Jesse Harlin also did the music for Hanger 13's Mafia 3 and got his first soundtrack release, available in stores now such as Amazon and iTunes

250 Episodes is a big milestone. Over that time we've had almost a million downloads on all platforms and several shows that have come and gone and several more still going strong such as Musical Procrastination and Steven and Stephen on Steven. Its hard to see that show that started with James, Soapee, and I began as a Star Wars Roleplaying Podcast and has morphed into this, a show that has had more voice actors than any other show out there, over 50 authors, and professionals from all over the industry and showing no signs of slowing. It has been an honor and a blast to steer Bombad Radio through 250 episodes and I look forward to the seas which lay beyond this milestone!
 - Jeremiah

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250 Episodes. 5 Years of Bombad Radio. Time flies, that's for sure! Never thought it would get to this point, honestly. Now we aren't one of the biggest podcasts even if we have been around for a while, but truthfully, we have our own little core of listeners, and I for one am grateful for that. I remember when we first started this show, and it's morphed into something so much different than what we had originally planned. Honestly, who thought a podcast that was basically a sort of news and jokes type show for a Star Wars RP message board would have evolved into what it's become? We've had some really awesome guests over the years, from lesser known up and comers to incredibly well known writers, and damn near everything inbetween. Jeremiah and myself have been through all sorts of stuff in life these past few years, and I honestly wondered if we were gonna keep going. Lord knows there was one or two times I thought "Well, it was fun while it lasted." yet, here we are, still motoring on down the highway. It's been a blast for me so far, and I've got to talk to some really cool people like Jon St. John of Duke Nukem, and Damien Clarke from DBZ and the Borderlands games. I've talked to Timothy Zahn, which blew my mind, and Stephen Stanton, which was amazingly cool for me on a personal level. Sure, I know I'm kind of loud and obnoxious, heh, but I can't help it! I love doing this show, It's super fun and I kind of "Fan Boy" a bit. Either way, I feel very blessed to have been allowed to share the ride with Jeremiah, but he's always been the real backbone of the show. He works his butt off to make it what it is, and I consider it a privilege to be able to do this with him. Bombad Radio, one wild ride! Here's to another 5 years and 250 episodes. I wonder what'll happen next, but for now, all I can say is this; May the Force be With You! 

- James

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Five years ago some guys on a message board decided to get into podcasting. It was a fun little show, mostly about star wars role-playing, filled with inside jokes for those who were part of the community. But then, after a few months, something happened. That little show got its first celebrity guest - legendary voice actor James Arnold Taylor. Before long celebrity guests became a fixture, and eventually the focus of the show. And while the interviews became more in depth, more thought provoking, so too improved the show editing and sound quality. By the show's fourth year it was regularly a top ten ranked podcast, and even received awards nominations for its original content. That show was of course Bombad Radio. After 5 years, 250 episodes, and countless special releases, Bombad Radio shows no signs of stopping. Thank god for that.... Bombad Radio is the only show I never miss.


Congratulations on five great years. I can't wait to hear what comes next.

-Brian

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Well over a decade ago I made new friends and family when joining a Star Wars discussion and role-playing forum, where banter was welcome and fun was encouraged. This community grew to the point where it spanned multiple groups and had weekly events and regular updates. One big family - but too big for everyone to know what everyone else was doing. 

Amazingly, Jeremiah put the work in when nobody else would - something that could be said about Jezza every day of his life - and set up a podcast with a few reliable and unreliable helpers to share news and provide a new medium for content. 

Most of us thought it was likely to last a few weeks and die out. We underestimated Jeremiah's tenacity and capability.

My favorite moment for explaining the excitement and activity and buzz of that era was when Bombad hosted a live podcast for the annual awards. We had 20 people live on the show, banter for HOURS on the chat channel in concert with it, and it was incredible. At the end of the show, Bane (Jeremiah) told everyone that he had an incredible guest lined up for the next few episodes... And we were all stunned by just how big that guest was.

Five years after it started, and 250 full episodes in, nobody is surprised anymore. Every week, every month, there is a great guest. Some of them have done almost no other interviews. Some of them have spawned news stories and thousands of downloads. Almost every single one of them has been due to Jeremiah and his hard work. Without him the rest of us would not have picked up the slack and the podcast would have been over.

The show/channel has changed a lot over the years, expanded to include other shows and include almost any content imaginable. Award winning radio dramas, writing competitions, exclusive convention panels... You name it. 

Bombad will continue to innovate, to change and move forward and be a home for fun and laughter and insanity. Guests will continue to be great.

Usually we look forward, only think about what's next on the job list, planning the next series of episodes (or interview or guest or spin-off show). Every now and again it is important to stop, look back, and reflect about where we have come from and the journey we have been on. Because, when all is said and done, the journey has been incredible and amazing to be a part of.

With special thanks - as you can guess - to the man who made it all happen... but also to the many others who made it possible, who co-hosted and guest starred and helped behind the scenes... and, of course, to the listeners who are still here after all these years!! It has been so blessing to be a part of this and you guys make the hard work worth it for all of us - Jeremiah most of all.

- Jason
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September 10, 2016 @ 1:02 pm

Episode 249: 50 Years of Star Trek with John Jackson Miller

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Star Trek Celebrates its 50th Year and we Celebrate by talking Star Trek itself, Star Trek Discovery, the newest film Star Trek Beyond and bring in author John Jackson Miller to talk his Star Trek Prey TRILOGY set to be released this month and every month after!

Notes: James, Jason, and Jeremiah start talking about their thoughts on Star Trek Discovery, their hopes and frustrations for the series and then talk a bit about the films in general. Then author John Jackson Miller joins in as they talk about Star Trek Beyond. Does it connect to Mass Effect? What is the future of the franchise and Star Trek 4 going to be? 

Then we all dive into the upcoming trilogy of books Star Trek Prey that come out every month from September - November and tells a tale that spans from the aftermath of Star Trek III: The Search for Spock to the days after Star Trek Nemesis. 

Its a big celebration of Star Trek's 50th Birthday! Come join us!
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Preorder Star Trek Prey Now: Amazon
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September 3, 2016 @ 10:33 am

Episode 248: The Making of Star Wars and Indiana Jones with J.W. Rinzler!

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J.W. Rinzler the author of The Making of Star Wars and The Making of Indiana Jones joins us to talk behind the scenes of writing those impressively detailed books and about writing his arc in Star Wars The Clone Wars as well as his solo work now. Tune in for stories of the Lucasfilm Archives, the Ark of the Covenant, George Lucas, and of course Star Wars!

J.W. Rinzler starts off talking about writing his Jar Jar Binks arc in Star Wars the Clone Wars and its influences with Indiana Jones and Star Wars and the input George Lucas had on it Then we talk his process of writing the "making of" books, his relation with George Lucas, digging through the archives and about his Indiana Jones book and where the villain came from. Rinzler also discusses the Disney buyout and how it changed a bit for his book and contact with George Lucas ended. Also a discussion about his Black Cat - Edgar Allen Poe influenced award winning short film and his future fictional work. 

More on J.W. Rinzler can be found at his official website: http://www.jwrinzler.com/
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September 2, 2016 @ 3:25 pm

Steven and Stephen on Steven Episode 18: Schindler’s List

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Steven and Stephen discuss the Steven Spielberg Masterpiece Schindler's List

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