battle of the podcasts
published Thursday, March 30, 2006 by j | email this post
i've been listening to the podcasts of my two favorite shows for awhile now, and i have a few words to describe each.lost
i've found that listening to carlton cues and damon lindeloff has actually lessened my enjoyment of the show a great deal. listening to them make smug jokes about fan questions while patting themselves on the back for their cleverness leaves such me with such a bad taste. and last night's episode was the best in such a long time. goodbye lost podcast
, i'm done.
battlestar producer ronald d. moore's podcast
couldn't be more different. he sits down at his home and watches the show as he speaks. he talks about successful and unsuccessful aspects of each episode, what the original intent was, and provides a really insightful look into the creative process behind the show - in fact, in an amazing move, the most recent podcast is simply a recording of an entire writer's meeting, midseason. we get to hear ideas first brought up in that meeting, and compare them to how they played out this season. it's also fascinting to hear how each writer will have different specialties - one person knows military life, another knows politics, someone else is better at distilling dramatic moments. brilliant.