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October 21, 2005

The Road Ahead?

Hi Noel,

I've been following your CineSchlock-O-Rama for a long time. (Maybe from the beginning?) And, I've enjoyed them a lot! However, I haven't been following much since you switched to your "Schlockcasts." In fact, I am just now listening to my first one. And I have to say, PLEASE bring back the written format.

I'm no technophobe. I pretty much always get in on the cutting edge of any technology, but this new format just doesn't work for me. It just doesn't seem to add anything and it ends up taking up a whole lot more time to get the same information.

It took maybe 10-15 minutes to read a typical CineSchlock newsletter along with a few link clicks for pictures and various side trips. With the new format it takes 30 minutes to get through and it doesn't include any of the "extras." Unfortunately, I'll probably only be checking out the occasional entry that looks particularly interesting. I just hope you bring back the old format.

Thanks for all the info and entertainment!


I greatly appreciate your honesty and taking time to write, Scott. Coincidentally, I'm right in the midst of noodling over the future form of my column. Much has changed in my life since CineSchlock-O-Rama hatched -- way back with The Erotic Witch Project -- and I'm finding less and less time to wax sophomoric in print.

So podcasting and blogging really have been godsends as they afford me the opportunity to continue celebrating the schlockful arts. Yet I certainly value your point of view. Like I say, I'm still mulling, and think it worth sharing your note with our fellow CineSchlockers, as their input is equally welcome.

I'm flattered you've found any of my foolishness entertaining.

Posted by G. Noel Gross at October 21, 2005 1:29 PM


I agree. It is not practical to use anymore with the cast like that. Bring back the written form please.

Posted by: onebyone at October 22, 2005 8:44 PM

Same here..I stopped visiting here after I couldn't READ it anymore!

Posted by: Peter at October 23, 2005 8:44 PM

I agree, I'm not into the new format, plus some of us are still on ancient dialup connections...
I found your info much better in written form than podcast form.

Posted by: feralhuman at October 23, 2005 11:57 PM

I'm another longtime CineSchlock-O-Rama fan who misses the written version. I'll rarely (if ever) find the time to listen to a Schlockcast, and unfortunately I can't get away with listening to it at work. I would be thrilled by a return to the old format.

Posted by: Gabe at October 24, 2005 8:41 AM

I don't like the podcast format at all. I really enjoyed reading your articles, but I have no intention of listening to them. If I wanted to do that, I'd turn on the radio.

Posted by: Matt at October 27, 2005 3:53 PM

I too haven't listened to any of the audio updates, mostly because I can't listen to them at work. Plus, the visual side of the site is a huge gain for the html vs. podcast. Thanks for your hard work regardless!

Posted by: trebomb at October 28, 2005 12:31 PM

Honestly, I'm pretty vehemently opposed to the way things have evolved. Reviews that are not print-based are fine, but they do not belong as part of the DVDTalk Reviews database and linking system. Every time I'm on the DVD Talk forums and click an interesting DVD Title/Cover at the top of the page, only to find out it's not a real print review, I get pissed. The whole review system and database has been devalued. You're welcome to use whatever format you want, but neither Geoff nor you should be treating reviews buried within audio programs as if they were the same as accessible text reviews.

Posted by: adamblast at October 31, 2005 11:36 AM

I miss the written format as well. Blogging might be okay if you don't have as much time to do lots of long-format reviews, but I haven't listened to one of the podcasts yet.

Posted by: Another Scott at October 31, 2005 12:44 PM

I didn't know about CineSchlock-O-Rama before I found the Shlockcasts. So I guess you could say I'm partial to them.

I think having print and audio would be ideal, but it would be more work for you.

Posted by: Stonemonkey at November 4, 2005 4:26 PM

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