119 – Janet Varney on Talkin Toons with Rob Paulsen

Join Emmy and Annie award winner Rob Paulsen as he talks about his experiences in voice acting! Visit www.RobPaulsenLive.com for more information!

022 – Toleman Awakens – Space Quest Historian Podcast

The Space Quest Historian’s laptop has gone down in mysterious circumstances. Luckily, Pete Toleman was in the right place at the right time to take the mic and start spewing forth about Troels’ predicament. In amongst well-wishes from Frederik Olsen, Professor Jess and Chris Pope, guest producer Darren managed to keep Pete in check long enough to discuss arcade sequences in Space Quest games. Alan Luckachina gives us his views on the matter in The Lucky Corner. Plus, Brandon Blume has a musical gift waiting for the Space Quest Historian, and Pete hacks Troels’ phone to listen in on what Serena Nelson has to say about Priapic Mountain.
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021 – Death In Space – Space Quest Historian Podcast

It’s that time of year again: the time for fastidious contemplation of our mortality and– nah, just kidding. It’s Halloween. So the topic for this podcast is DEATH. And who better to help us out than Liz “Jeysie” Calkins, proprietor of the Many Deaths Of Roger Wilco website!

Also on the program is an interview with James Broom (animator on Space Quest II VGA and writer for KickstartAdventure.com), a lengthy rant on previous topics by Alan Luckachina in his very own segment, a SpaceVenture update by the Space Pope himself, a trip into the bowels of ScumSoft with Mark Seibert and James Mulvale, and, of course, the latest chapter in Josh Henry’s ongoing fan fiction tale, The Quest For The Two Guys From Andromeda. Oh, and Pete Toleman’s gone off the deep end.

Check out Liz’s website The Many Deaths of Roger Wilco here: http://tmd.alienharmony.com/rw/
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020 – Bea Vs. Stellar- Space Quest Historian Podcast

Step into your careful boots and take a trepidatious trip into one of the most controversial topics of Space Quest fandom: Beatrice vs. Stellar? Which of Roger’s love interests do you prefer? We get to hear the true origins of Stellar’s character from Space Quest 6 designer Josh Mandel, as well as listener emails and the Historian’s own opinions on the matter.

There’s also more from the dysfunctional family of Priapic Mountain Games and their ongoing quest to create a haunted house simulator that somehow won’t suck, despite ardent attempts by its co-owner Pete Toleman. And, speaking of quests, settle in for chapter 8 of Josh Henry’s ongoing fan fiction tale, The Quest For The Two Guys From Andromeda. And we round off our musical endeavors by listening to an original piece for Arnoid The Annihilator by James Mulvale, as well as the final part of Ken Allen’s interview with Frank Klepacki.
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118 – Adventure Time on Talkin Toons with Rob Paulsen

Join Emmy and Annie award winner Rob Paulsen as he talks about his experiences in voice acting! Visit www.RobPaulsenLive.com for more information!

019 – Interfaces – Space Quest Historian Podcast

The Historian takes on that age-old controversy that has plagued adventure games since time immemorial (or, at least, back to the late 80’s and beyond): Which is better? Parser or point-and-click interfaces? Join us as we delve into the pros and cons of written input versus mouse-driven pointing-and-clicking on things with input from Jason Fyre and Frederik Olsen. We’ve also got chapter 7 of Josh Henry’s ongoing fan fiction tale “The Quest for the Two Guys From Andromeda” – and Pete Toleman and Serena Nelson continue their struggle to make their haunted house game a success, with Pete setting his sights on another scourge of the online community: Let’s Players of YouTube. It’s an exciting, fun-filled hour of complete nonsense that you probably won’t wish you hadn’t wasted your life on, because, hell, it’s something to do, isn’t it?
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018 – Retro fan games – Space Quest Historian Podcast

The universe might implode at the sheer awesomeness of having three illustrious fan game developers, Guy From Andromeda Mark Crowe, SpaceVenture composer Ken Allen and Westwood composer Frank Klepacki all in the same podcast episode. But that's exactly what's happening here. 

Get ready for two hours of pure unadulterated nerdy space fun as we take a closer look at three retro style fan games -- The Lost Chapter, Replicated and Decision of the Elders -- complete with commentary by all three developers, along with some added incentives to play Replicated by our resident Professor Jess.

Serena Nelson gives her lowdown on her favorite supporting character, and Mark Crowe talks about the inspiration behind Roger's crew in Space Quest V. There's also more fun to be had at Priapic Mountain Games' CEO, Pete Toleman, and Josh Henry continues his epic fan fiction tale "Quest for the Two Guys From Andromeda."

And, as a special treat, our music pal Ken Allen sits down for a chat with the composer for Westwood's Legend of Kyrandia and Command & Conquer series, Frank Klepacki.

Download Space Quest 0: Replicated here: http://wiw.org/~jess/replicated.html
Watch Professor Jess and the Historian play Space Quest 0: Replicated here: https://storify.com/TorbenFrost/decaffeinated-jedi-and-the-space-quest-historian-p

Download Space Quest: The Lost Chapter here: http://frostbytei.com/space/
Download NAGI, the AGI emulator for Windows here: http://www.agidev.com/projects/nagi/

Download Space Quest -1: Decision of the Elders here: http://www.tonundtext.at/downloads/DOTE.zip

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017 – The supporting cast – Space Quest Historian Podcast

We’ve talked a lot about Roger Wilco and his nefarious enemies, but what about the characters who aid him and stand by his side? That’s right, it’s time to talk about the supporting cast. You may think that’ll be a quick rundown, and perhaps you’re right. But we’ll also spend time catching up with Pete and Serena at Priapic Mountain, and the invasive return of intergalactic star reporter (in his own mind), Chuck Clusterbluck. Also, prepare to get your music nerd on as we listen to the World-o-Wonders theme from SQ3 with input from Mark Seibert, fan composer James Mulvale, and none other than original soundtrack composer himself, Bob Siebenberg. And there’s more nerd for you as our music pal, Ken Allen, talks us through sound design for the early adventure games. And, as always, we cap things off with Josh Henry’s epic fan fiction tale. Strap yourselves in for an epic one-and-a-half hours of space fun with your space friends!
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016 – Roger As A Hero – Space Quest Historian Podcast

Join the Historian as he asks that fundamental question that has plagued all humankind since time began: What is a hero, and can Roger Wilco be considered one? What IS a hero? And will Ace Hardway, the protagonist of the Two Guys’ upcoming SpaceVenture, be considered one? To assist him in answering this question, the Historian enlists the help of fellow literary theory nerd, Daniel Stacey, who goes down the Space Quest series one by one to analyze Roger’s motivations.

Then we have a special treat, as we not only get to hear Mark Seibert and James Mulvale talk about the sound effects and music of the planet Phleebhut, but also some special trivia on composing music for early sound cards from Ken Allen.

Oh, and there’s more from Priapic Mountain as Serena thwarts Pete’s plans to mess up their haunted house simulator, only to find he’s planning on releasing the game tomorrow! Well, that makes it today, doesn’t it, seeing as this episode is one day late?

And, finally, we cap things off with chapter 4 of Josh Henry’s epic tale, read by the man himself, in which he, among other things, impersonates the Historian himself.
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015 – Good vs. Evil – The Arch Nemesis – Space Quest Historian Podcast

The Historian dives into the topic of nefarious villains and automated floor scrubbers in this episode. But not before tackling some listener emails and comments about last episode’s topic on episodic gaming. There’s also news from Priapic Mountain as both Serena and Pete Toleman battle for control over their new “haunted house simulator” game idea. We continue our journey down the Space Quest III soundtrack with Mark Seibert and James Mulvale; this time with the jittery Lite Speed theme – along with some more nerdy, technical-sounding information about the sound card technology of yesteryear. And, finally, we unwind with the continuation of Josh Henry’s epic fan fiction tale of Sierra fans on a trek to rescue the Two Guys From Andromeda from forces unknown.
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