The Movie Crypt: Ep. 82: HOLLISTON ReunionDownload This Podcast
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In their first public appearance together as a cast since suffering the sudden and tragic loss of Dave Brockie (“Oderus Urungus”) and the closing of the FEARnet cable television network, HOLLISTON’s core ensemble (Green, Lynch, Ortiz, and English) reunite and discuss what they’ve each been through and what they’ve each been up to during the series’ indefinite hiatus as well as where things currently stand with the future of the show. Will the show return and, if so, when? What does FEARnet closing down actually mean for future seasons? “Why not just bring the show to [insert name of network or digital streaming service here]?” How will the loss of Brockie be addressed in a potential third season? As the creator, writer, and show runner of the series, will Green consider replacing “Oderus” with a new character or a different imaginary friend for “Adam” if/when the sit-com resumes production? After a year filled with births, deaths, a marriage, a divorce, cross country relocations, new projects, and more… how will the changes in their personal and professional lives shape the future of such a comically irreverent yet deeply personal show? What hurdles have they endured while attempting to modify the financing and distribution structure of the series in their efforts to make HOLLISTON more widely accessible to its loyal audience moving forward? How has the ever changing landscape of serialized content distribution, the harsh levels of internet piracy that HOLLISTON has undergone, and the stigma attached with being the “first original series” of a now defunct network complicated things for the show’s return?
Never before has the cast of a TV show revealed such honest insight while still in the midst of reeling from heartbreaking loss and while still facing so many unknown variables for their show’s future. So whether you’re an avid fan of HOLLISTON, someone trying to navigate the entertainment business with your own TV project, or just someone interested in how and why things work they way they do, take note and draw your own inspiration from this exceptionally candid, funny, and touching episode. We won’t spoil it here, but Adam, Joe, Laura, Corri, and “Axl the cat” also round out this special episode with a surprise for your ears…
Note: An unprecedented and absolutely overwhelming amount of “Viewer Mail” questions, heartfelt comments, and personal letters to the cast were received for this reunion episode through the @MovieCrypt Twitter account and the official Holliston TV Show Facebook page. While there was absolutely no possible way during the allotted recording time to acknowledge every person who wrote in, please know that Adam, Joe, Laura, and Corri did indeed read every single comment submitted… and they thank and love you all. Had Dee Snider (“Lance Rockett”) not been in Chicago with his play “Dee Snider’s Rock & Roll Christmas Tale” at the time of this recording he surely would have been part of this episode as well. For everything you need to know about how HOLLISTON came to be and to hear the main cast’s individual career stories, listen to the following previous Movie Crypt episodes: Episode #5 “HOLLISTON origins” (6/3/13), Episode #6 “Laura Ortiz” (6/10/13), Episode #11 “Comic Con Special with Oderus Urungus” (7/19/13), Episode #42 “Corri English” (3/17/14), Episode #45 “Dave Brockie Tribute Special” (4/4/14), and Episode #46 “Dee Snider” (4/7/14).
Help HOLLISTON continue on by purchasing Seasons 1 & 2 on DVD / Blu-ray or any of the T-shirts, posters, and other HOLLISTON merchandise available at www.ariescope.com. We also encourage you to “like” HOLLISTON’s official Facebook page and join the loyal members of the “Holliston Nation” community today. Aside from home video retailers, other outlets where you can legally watch and support HOLLISTON include Amazon, iTunes, Xbox Live, and more. Hulu is also currently carrying Season 1 and the 1-hour Christmas Special (but not Season 2). Your support through purchases and legal viewing along with your unbridled enthusiasm for HOLLISTON in social networking comments and on-line reviews really do make a difference. To the fans who have legally purchased the show… and to the fans who may have initially pirated it on-line but who are now going to do the right thing and legally purchase the show… HOLLISTON’s cast and crew thank you from the bottom of their hearts. The show simply can not go on without you supporting it. “In Market Basket we shop.”