TSTP S2E19- Aliens

TSTP S2E19- Aliens

Regarded as one of the best sequels ever made, Aliens also serves as one of the main influences of Stranger Things. As we continue our series looking at the movies that inspired Stranger Things, we turn to fellow Golden Spiral Media host, Corey Meltcalfe to help make the journey to LV-426. We discuss our favorite moments from the film, memories from the first time each of us watched it, fun facts about the film, and of course, how it ties into Stranger Things. We also share their listener feedback as well as telling news about things related to Stranger Things. Some of our favorite moments include Ripley’s and Newt’s moments together, Ripley vs. the alien queen, and when Ripley decides to go back for Newt. Read More…

TSTP S2E18- Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

TSTP S2E18- Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

You may not have noticed all of the ways Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom influenced Stranger Things, but there are many nods to the Spielberg classic if you have a keen eye. As we continue our look at the films that inspired Stranger Things, Addi, Darrell, and guest-host listeners Blake and JJ talk about the 1984 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. For the first time in TSTP history, listeners join in to guest-host the show. A scene that was a common favorite with this group of hosts are the mine cart chase scene, but there were other various fight scenes that were well-liked. They also talk about their memories from first seeing the film. They talk about facts about Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and how the film ties in to Stranger Things. Read More…

TSTP S2E17- Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Stranger Things

TSTP S2E17- Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Stranger Things

Addi, Darrell, and guest host Jeremiah, discuss the 1977 film Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Jeremiah watched the film as a kid, but Addi and Darrell just recently watched it. They share their thoughts about the film and how it ties into Stranger Things. Darrell pays a short tribute to David Ward. Read More…

TSTP S2E16- Ghostbusters and Stranger Things

TSTP S2E16- Ghostbusters and Stranger Things

David Ward from the Don’t Blink podcast joins us for this episode of The Stranger Things Podcast as we discuss the 1984 film Ghostbusters. David is a fan of Ghostbusters and cosplays as a ghostbuster (as well of other characters from other movies and shows). They talk about news, including some new revelations from Shawn Levy and David Harbour about season 3, and an exciting announcement from McFarlane Toys featuring the Stranger Things kids figures in their Ghostbusters uniforms. Read More…

TSTP S2E15- Gremlins and Stranger Things

TSTP S2E15- Gremlins and Stranger Things

Joined by Jeremiah Panhorst, Addi and Darrell, talk about the classic 1984 movie, Gremlins. They talk about the connections between Gremlins and Stranger Things. Some topics discussed are news, fun facts about Gremlins, how Stranger Things and Gremlins are related, memories from watching Gremlins for the first time, and favorite moments from the movie. Read More…

TSTP S2E14- E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial and Stranger Things

TSTP S2E14- E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial and Stranger Things

Stranger Things creators The Duffer Brothers have found inspiration from many films from the 80’s, and perhaps none have been more influential than E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial. In this episode of TSTP, join Addi, Darrell, and John as they talk about the connections between Stranger Things and E.T. The Extra Terrestrial. This is the first episode of a series where we’ll be watching movies that inspired Stranger Things. Some topics discussed are news, fun facts about E.T., how Stranger Things and E.T. are related, memories from watching E.T. for the first time, and favorite moments from the movie. Read More…

TSTP S2E13- Fan Expo Dallas 2018 Review

TSTP S2E13- Fan Expo Dallas 2018 Review

On April 6, 7, and 8, over 60,000 sci-fi, anime, gaming, and comic fans descended on the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center in downtown Dallas for Fan Expo Dallas. We were among them. For us, the biggest draw for this convention were the three stars from Stranger Things, Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin), Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas), and Sadie Sink (Max). Addi had prepared to cosplay as Eleven from Stranger Things season 1, and I would be cosplaying as season 1 Dustin. We take a look at Fan Expo Dallas while asking the question: Is Fan Expo Dallas a con worth traveling to? Addi and Darrell agree that the answer is YES! Read More…

TSTP S2E12- Fan Expo Dallas Stranger Things Panel

TSTP S2E12- Fan Expo Dallas Stranger Things Panel

Fan Expo Dallas 2018 was filled with many current top TV & Film stars, as well as quite a few stars from our favorite movies and TV shows of yesterday. Of course, none made us more excited to attend Fan Expo Dallas than Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin), Sadie Sink (Max), and Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas). Moderated by Aaron Sagers, the three stars didn’t disappoint. Read More…

TSTP S2E11- Favorite Moments from Beyond Stranger Things

TSTP S2E11- Favorite Moments from Beyond Stranger Things

Not only did Netflix give us a fantastic sophomore season to Stranger Things, they gave us a companion show, “Beyond Stranger Things,” to go with it. Hosted by Jim Rash, the 7 episode show contains a lot of fun, insightful, and interesting moments from the Duffer Brothers, director Shawn Levy, and stars Noah Schnapp, Sadie Sink, Caleb McLaughlin, Joe Keery, Millie Bobby Brown, Natalia Dyer, Brett Gelman, Gaten Matarazzo, Sean Astin, Paul Reiser, and David Harbor. In this episode, Addi and Darrell share some of their favorite moments from the companion show. Read More…

TSTP S2E10- Roundtable Discussion with Karen and John

TSTP S2E10- Roundtable Discussion with Karen and John

Joining us today are Karen and John from the Maid of Steel Podcast! We take a look back at Stranger Things 2 and get their perspective on quite a few things including the new characters, “The Lost Sister,” season 3 predictions, and Barb’s death. Read More…

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