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The Fantasy Makers: Tolkien, Lewis & MacDonald! – Radio Show / Podcast Ep. 172

The The Fantasy Makers Tolkien Lewis MacDonald shane plays podcast title 1-12-2019Podcast version of the Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 1/12/2019:
The Fantasy Makers: Tolkien, Lewis & MacDonald!

Highlights: Andrew Wall (Writer/Director/Producer) and Derek “The Geek Preacher” White of The Fantasy Makers feature documentary discuss the profound impact J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis and George MacDonald have made on fantasy writing and popular culture as well as the beliefs and experiences that shaped them. Geek discussion and news including Darwin Bromley of Mayfair Games. Shane says goodbye to his cat Bonnie.

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Buckaroo “Bonnie” Banzai: a difficult, beautiful cat who existed and was loved
2004 – 2019bonnie the cat lounging on computer desk

Podcast Zinger is from Douglas Gresham reading the ending of C.S. Lewis’s The Last Battle
and The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe trailer

Darwin Bromley, Co-Founder of Mayfair Games, Dies at 68 | Tabletop Wire

The Fantasy Makers / Refuge 31 Films:

The Fantasy Makers: Tolkien, Lewis, and MacDonald on Amazon:

The Geek Preacher:

“All their life in this world and all their adventures in Narnia had only been the cover and the title page: now at last they were beginning Chapter One of the Great Story which no one on earth has read: which goes on forever: in which every chapter is better than the one before.”
-C.S. Lewis, The Last Battle

“When a man loves cats, I am his friend and comrade, without further introduction.”
-Mark Twain

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2 thoughts on “The Fantasy Makers: Tolkien, Lewis & MacDonald! – Radio Show / Podcast Ep. 172

  1. David Jack

    The idea of a Sci Fi documentary is intriguing! The CSL trilogy is generally known as The Cosmic trilogy, so that would avoid any dilemma about using a name Lewis would have disapproved of-but the Ransom Trilogy would work equally well.

    Meantime, well done on The Fantasy Makers! I was particularly glad that for once, MacDonald got equal screen time with Lewis and Tolkien, whose work (ESPECIALLY Lewis’s) would not be the same without his influence: in Lewis’s case, it would be completely unrecognisable, such was his debt to GM.

    For anyone who’d like to follow up on a reference early on in The Fantasy Makers, at 5 minutes in there’s a hugely important novel of MacDonald’s that’s alluded to but not named. The title is Robert Falconer, and it’s free on kindle. The original unabridged edition, however, contains a ton of broad Scots, which makes it inaccessible to most, so I translated it a couple of years ago. You can find it here:

    1. Shane Post author

      Thanks David. I’m going to check out Robert Falconer in the original Scots. I was able to adapt to Irvine Welsh’s Trainspotting without a cheat sheet, maybe I can do the same this time. If not I’ll check out your edition 🙂

      I’ll also pass your comments to Andrew and Derek. Thanks for listening and commenting!


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