The Novelization Realization Project Podcast


Novelization Realization Project: Hackers

Rich Stroffolino is joined by esteemed social critic Phil Szabados to discuss the occasionally prescient novelization for Hackers. They discuss how the depictions of hacking have aged, if their only crime was in fact curiosity, and if Zero Cool is a better handle than Crash Override.

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Novelization Realization Project: The Fifth Element

Rich Stroffolino is joined by Ben Weinberg to talk about Terry Bisson’s novelization of The Fifth Element. Is the been a thoughtful expansion of the movie’s unique setting, or a mandatory restructuring of the script into a novel on the most cynical level? Also discussed: self-loathing aliens, deleted scenes, and Hershey head syrup.

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Novelization Realization Project: Star Trek: The Motion Picture: A Novel

Rich Stroffolino and guest Tim Cornett join forces to talk about Star Trek: The Motion Picture: A Novel. Written by Gene Roddenberry, it’s a window into his idealized version of the movie, complete with mind control, Enterprise sex rooms, and a resolution Kirk/Spock slash fiction. Tim and Rich try to see if there’s any redemption in the story for a movie that plays out like a screensaver, or if Roddenberry’s coke fueled haze clouds out everything else.

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Check out more of Tim Cornett here!

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Novelization Realization Project: Boldly Going Live

Rich is going where the Novelization Realization Project’s mini-episodes have never gone…by doing one by himself. But there’s tons of exciting news: April’s novelization, cool live events and contests, the VERY FUTURE OF THE PODCAST!

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The Novelization Realization Project: Cabin in the Woods

Rich is joined by Jennie Josephson to talk about Tim Lebbon’s novelization of Cabin in the Woods. What happens when you take a masterfully self-aware script and let someone expand on it? Is it standing on the shoulders of giants to reach new heights, or simply gilding the lily? Does the novelization need to defend its very existence in the 21st century? Most importantly, what exactly is a vagina-toothed woman? Jennie and Rich discuss.

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Make sure you check out Jennie’s podcast, Tell It Anyway!

The Novelization Realization Project: The Godzilla Interstitial

Rich Stroffolino is joined by Eric Owens to mull over the question of our age, is there any way that 1998 Godzilla is superior to the 2014 iteration? The answer may be surprising. All that and nothing more on this interstitial episode!
Make sure to be on the lookout for our March episode, we’ll be joined by Jennie Josephson of Tell It Anyway to talk about the novelization for Cabin in the Woods!

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Novelization Realization Project: Godzilla (2014)

Rich is joined by Eric Owens to discuss the novelization of the 2014 version of Godzilla, by Greg Cox. They discuss the pioneering literary perspective of 3rd person convenient, the movie’s scenery chewing budget, and the ecology of MUTOs.

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The Novelization Realization Project: A Fistful of Gojira

Rich gives a quick recap of last week’s episode, then teases February’s novelization: Godzilla (2014) by Greg Cox. Plus, we’ve thrown in a bonus (read: reposted) full episode discussing the novelization for Godzilla (1998)!

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The Novelization Realization Project: Howard the Duck

The Novelization Realization Project is dedicated to reading novelizations, exploring the process of the cinematic literary, and finding all the weird stuff the studios forgot to tell the author wasn’t going to be in the finished film.This time around, we’re talking about the novelization of Howard the Duck by Ellis Weiner. Rich is joined by Pete Matuszewski for this dubious undertaking, and they discuss the existential question of duck boobs, if Daffrica is a racist duck pun, and how much can a novelization elevate wretched material.

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