Needless Things Podcast 179 – The Dark Crystal: Making the Mystics with Tim Clarke

September 21st, 2017
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LIVE from Dragon Con 2017!

Dave – formerly and sometimes still known as Phantom Troublemaker – talks to the wonderful Tim Clarke about his time with the Jim Henson company and his work on The Dark Crystal.

Listen in as Tim talks to Dave about his start with Henson, the experience of creating such an immersive world, and what happened to the toy line that Tim worked on!

Be sure to join the Needless Things Podcast Facebook Group and get in on the conversation for this week’s episode! Let us know what you think!

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You can follow Phantom Troublemaker on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for Dragon Con news!

If you’re here checking out Dragon Con stuff and haven’t visited Needless Things before, thanks for coming by. We’re all about toys, movies, music, and all manner of pop culture dorkery. The Needless Things Podcast drops once a week, usually on Friday.

Be sure to come back in October for our 31 Days of Halloween! It lasts all month long and everything on the site is thoroughly Halloweeny!

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Needless Things Podcast 176 – Dragon Con 2017: The Puppets Take Atlanta

August 28th, 2017
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Dragon Con 2017 coverage continues on Needless Things in this special Wednesday episode!

In this week’s episode of the Needless Things Podcast Puppetry Track Director Beau Brown returns to lay down everything that's going on this year in Dragon Con's most inclusive and all-encompassing Track!

Listen for all of the exciting Puppet Track news, as well as some exclusive announcements!

Be sure to join the Needless Things Podcast Facebook Group and get in on the conversation for this week’s episode! Let us know what you think!

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You can follow Phantom Troublemaker on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for Dragon Con news!

If you’re here checking out Dragon Con stuff and haven’t visited Needless Things before, thanks for coming by. We’re all about toys, movies, music, and all manner of pop culture dorkery. The Needless Things Podcast drops once a week, usually on Friday.

Be sure to come back in October for our 31 Days of Halloween! It lasts all month long and everything on the site is thoroughly Halloweeny!

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Needless Things Podcast 71 – Dragon Con 2015: The Puppetry Track

August 30th, 2015
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2015 Dragon Con coverage continues on the Needless Things Podcast! In this week’s episode, Phantom talks to his co-host, Mr. Beau Brown, who also happens to be the director of the Puppetry Track!


The Puppetry Track celebrates puppetry in pop culture and brings the magic of live puppetry to con goers! Featuring special guests Caroll Spinney who played Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on “Sesame Street”, and Steve Whitmire, puppeteer for Kermit the Frog! Other Guests include Cheryl Henson, Henson Archivist Karen Falk, “Sesame Street” performers Tyler Bunch and Pam Arciero, and puppeteer for Abby Cadabby Leslie Carrara-Rudolph.

Listen in as Phantom and Beau talk about what will be happening in the world of puppeteering at Dragon Con this year! Plus – a special interview with Monsterama's Anthony Taylor about this year's Blood Drive!



Be sure to join the new Needless Things Podcast Facebook Group and get in on the conversation for this week’s episode! Let us know what you think!

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Today's episode is sponsored by Underoos, The Underwear That's Still Fun to Wear! Listen in to find out how you can win a pair in the size and style of your choice!

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Needless Things Podcast Episode 25: Tim Clarke

June 9th, 2014
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Join Phantom Troublemaker and Mr. Beau Brown as we talk with Tim Clarke!
 

Tim worked with Kermit Love and for Jim Henson as a puppet builder and designer on Sesame Street and The Muppet Show. He worked on The Dark Crystal and Fraggle Rock, and is the man that built Uncle Traveling Matt. Tim also had a huge hand in the toy industry in the 80s, as he was the creator of both the Sectaurs and Boglins toy lines – two of the most original and notable lines of an amazing era of toys.

In this episode Tim regales us with stories of puppet and toy design and fills us in on what he’s up to now – still designing truly unique creations and even re-launching the Boglins! Listen now and enjoy!
After you finish the episode, you MUST go and check out Tim's Instagram feed TIMCLARKETOYS. It features his work on all of his projects, including prototypes and the design process. You can also find pictures of his unbelievable TOTIMS line. These are some of the coolest looking designer toys I've seen. If I weren't such a cheap bastard I'd buy some.
Also be sure to check out the TOTIMS website, where you can find even more awesome imagry.
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