The Last Hometown – S01E02 – Where Have All The People Gone?


Here we go… Just uploaded Episode Two. That was actually Episode One. This time around we talk about the Classic NBC Made for TV movie, WHERE HAVE ALL THE PEOPLE GONE starring Minnesota’s own Peter Graves.


This is a cheesy little film from the early 1970’s that just happens to be the first end of the world movie that I ever saw.  While I am glad that I choose to make the best out of what I had recorded and turned it into an episode, I do plan to return to this movie and give it the episode it deserves in the future when I get a better feel for how to make these things!!!


The Last Hometown – Server/hosting change

Spending the morning working on getting my set-up migrated over to LibSyn for hosting. Almost all done with it. The next Episode S01E02 – Where Have All The People Gone? will drop on Monday February 26th 2018! After that there will be a new episode every other Monday from here on out.


Upcoming Episodes

I have three new episodes recorded, edited, and ready to go just as soon as I figure out what I am going to be doing with some hosting issues…

In the near future the following episodes will make the way out in to the podcasting world.

S01E02 – Where Have All The People Gone?

S01E03 – FIRE! (1901 Silent Movie, possibly the first disaster movie…)

S01E04 – Disaster Audio Drama Podcasts


League of Extraordinary Bloggers – “Where are they now?”

RETROleaguelogo_mediumThe 80′s and 90′s were filled with kids and teens in the movies. Which movie would you like to see a sequel made in 2012 with the original cast members, who have aged the same as you and me.

I love end of the world movies. Have since I first saw Dawn of the Dead and Where have all the People Gone? on an afternoon double feature back in the early 80’s (maybe even the late 70’s).

So is no real surprise my all time favorite Teen Movie from the 80’s was the 1984 Night of the Comet. There was a summer back then where it seemed like every time you turned on Showtime Night of the Comet was playing. Needless to say every time it played I watched it.

Night-of-the-Comet-Kelli-Maroney-Mac-10-5Night of the Comet was the story of a comet that returns to Earth for the first time since the age of Dinosaurs. Everyone is excited to see the comet and big parties are being held all over. Of course this is a movie so this can not end well. The morning after the comet, almost all people on earth have been turned into what looks like Cherry Kool-Aid Drink Mix. 

Two people who do survive are sisters Regina “Reggie” and Samantha “Sam” Belmont.

night-of-the-comet-new-280x367The movie is their story as the fight to survive. Along the way they pick up other survivors, A Truck Driver and a little boy and girl.  In their quest for survival they face off against mutated half survivors and evil scientist from a military bunker.

2014 would mark 30 years since the release of Night of the Comet and I would love more then to see them release a sequel to Night of the Comet to celebrate that 30th anniversary.

The movie could pick up the story of our five survivors and show how they have struggled to survive in the time since. Showing how they have teamed with others they have found to form a community only to find that they must now go head to head with another group of survivors who want to take over all they have built up.

I know the odds of ever seeing that happen are about the same as me winning the Lottery though so I am not holding my breath.

If you are in the mood for some pure camp fan though, I would highly recommend checking the film out!

Turns out the full movie is posted on Youtube, so you can do just that!

Taken from the League page on the Topic:

  • Reis O’Brien at the Lair of the Dork Horde wants to see an intergalactic rematch in The Last Starfighter.
  • Shawn Robare, of Branded in the 80′s would love to see more hairy situations with a sequel to The Peanut Butter Solution.
  • Christopher Tupa thinks David Bowie still has what it takes and wants to revisit Labyrinth.
  • Dex at AEIOU and Sometimes Why also wondered whatever happened with the Labyrinth.
  • Michael May’s Adventureblog thinks Tom Cruise should make a followup to Legend (maybe they could call it “Legend-wait for it-ary”).
  • TL at Flashlights are Something to Eat wonders whatever happened to the kids from Shermer High’s Breakfast Club.
  • Brian at Cool & Collected (that’s me!) was also curious about how the Breakfast Club spent the last 30 years.
  • Iok from That Figures chooses to forget the Crystal Skull even happened, and wants to see another Indiana Jones movie.
  • Paxton Holley at the Cavalcade of Awesome imagines Matthew Broderick as a top NSA cryptographer in the sequel to War Games.
  • The Claymation Werewolf was surprisingly the first to chime in on The Monster Squad (but not the last!).
  • Soon after, Double Dumbass on You quickly turned in his report on The Monster Squad.
  • And Kevin over at Team Hellions also imagined a sequel to The Monster Squad. (Hollywood, make this happen!)
  • Fiji Mermaid at Sideshow Cinema wants to revisit those nice young boys from Kids.
  • Tom at Freak Studios was the only one brave enough to tackle a Goonies reunion.
  • I haven’t seen Olivia Newton John in a while, but John at Revenge from the Cosmic Ark would love to see a modern sequel to Xanadu (he also had a couple of honorable mentions:Message from Space and Star Crash).
  • The Sexy Geeks House of Swag wants to go Back to the Future a fourth time…
  • While Colin at Fairplaythings looks into the future 30 years, in anticipation of a Kick Ass sequel with a 75 year old Nic Cage.
  • BubbaShelby at Toyriffic also cheated a little and wondered what Scott Pilgrim would be up to in 30 years. (That’s okay guys. The League encourages cheating. We call it “being creative!”)
  • Harley at the Eidetic Memory tackled the only animated entry this week in choosing Hey Arnold!
  • And finally, Jeff at Siftin’ came up with a documentary idea that absolutely NEEDS to be made: Shermer, Illinois.