Tag: Frankenstein

FC124 – Grumblr

FC124 - Grumblr

Hello, and welcome to FlashCast #124.

Prepare yourself for: Rumblr, Grumblr, long distance rage, The Monkees, Pop-Tarts, the wiki, and Davy Jones’ Frankenstein.

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Huge thanks to:

  • Jax (Twitter) for his Something Wiki’d This Way Comes!

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Pulp-ular Press:

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  • Send your comments and questions to comments@flashpulp.com!
  • Thank you for our sacrifices to The Box, Rich the TT!

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Backroom Plots:

  • Biggest Fan AKA Davy Jones’ Frankenstein
  • My Brother’s Keeper on The Melting Potcast
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    Also, many thanks, as always, Retro Jim, of RelicRadio.com for hosting FlashPulp.com and the wiki!

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    If you have comments, questions or suggestions, you can find us at http://skinner.fm, or email us text/mp3s to comments@flashpulp.com.

    FlashCast is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 Unported License.

    Reviving The Monster

    Frankenstein's Lab
    My suspicion, regarding today’s site instability, is that the server room where the page is dispensed from is simply lacking sufficient science-y props.

    The necessary corrective measures are likely just some more Flash Gordon music, and a cluster of those lightning-orbs common to old horror flicks.

    Speaking of which, I ran across some interesting tidbits regarding the classic Universal Frankenstein movie:

    Kenneth Strickfaden designed the electrical effects used in the “creation scene.” So successful were they that such effects came to be considered an essential part of every subsequent Universal film involving the Frankenstein Monster. Accordingly, the equipment used to produce them has come to be referred to in fan circles as “Strickfadens.” It appears that Strickfaden managed to secure the use of at least one Tesla Coil built by the then-aged Nikola Tesla himself. According to this same source, Strickfaden also doubled for Karloff in the electrical “birth” scene as Karloff was deathly afraid of being electrocuted from the live voltage on the stage.


    My advice for the mad scientists feverishly attempting to re-stabilize the beast is thus: sometimes fire isn’t the right approach; sometimes you need to pamper the monster.

    Karloff, as The Monster, between scenes.