Biff Yeager, an experienced Hollywood character actor who has been in many popular movies and TV shows such as: Edward Scissorhands, Batman Returns, Repo Man, Sid and Nancy, Seinfeld, Golden Girls, Gilmore Girls, Preacher, and our favorite: Star Trek: The Next Generation. On TNG he played Chief Engineer Lt. Commander Argyle in season one. Biff shined in his role, but only did 2 episodes. This is known as "The Legend of Argyle"* and we get to the bottom of it. We also find out Argyle's first name, and how his character dies (not canon - but close enough).
* Argyle (and Biff) had a recent ST:TNG renaissance due to the popular podcast "The Greatest Generation". Hosts (Ben Harrison and Adam Pranica) spotlighted Lt. Commander Argyle one day, and their fans on social media took it from there. Biff's now a GreatestGen listener that responds to his fans and friends on twitter. Also, we find out if Biff would appear at "Gen Con 2017"!
Did you know Biff was a big deal on Gilmore Girls too? He talks about the upcoming Gilmore Girls Fan Fest in Connecticut. Will "Tom, the Contractor" appear at the CT. Fan Fest? With or without a beard??
Most recently Biff played a minor yet critical character on AMC's "Preacher". His character changes the entire landscape of the show! We talk about his work on Preacher, so... SPOILER ALERT if you did not see the finale!
Biff's a great guy, and truly an artist first and foremost. Chuck and I got to see some of his fractal artwork and it's amazing. He's putting together a book of his art pieces, and hopes it will be available to purchase by Christmas. While you're waiting for that, go to Amazon right now and get the children's book he and his daughter collaborated on: Smokey The Cat. It's based on Biff's actual cat finding his purr. Aww!
One thing we forgot to mention on our show, Biff's twitter handle is @Biff_Yeager. Go follow him and tell him you heard him on our show! (Or at least follow him.)
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(Oh, if seems like we said our goodbyes and dumped out quickly at the end of the episode... SKYPE is a fickle mistress. The connection crapped out, so I edited around that stuff. Maybe I pulled it off, let me know.)
"The Black Suit of Death" - is an indie comic that deserves your attention.
This episode Chuck and Steve have a great time laughing and interviewing with Warrior Innkeeper Creative's: Benjamin Kreger, co-creator and writer of a very cool new indie comic book called "The Black Suit of Death", BSD for short. The BSD was envisioned 20 years ago (by Ben and his friend Ed Ellsworth), and it's finally ready for it's (color) close-up. Recently Ben and Ed completed a successful Kickstarter campaign to fund finalizing BSD#1. They jam packed their book with fun background "easter eggs" and cool extras (including Fred Hembeck's "Li'l BSD" comic strip page!). Ben Kreger and Ed Ellsworth write this title together; it has humor, depth, and relatable characters. Did I mention the art? Amazing pencils and color work by Dexter Wee. The guy's a pro.
About Ben: He's a happily married guy, a dad (teaching the lessons of Star Wars and Star Trek to his kids), a proud veteran, and... he's a geek (or is it nerd?). He followed his dream to succeed in the comic industry, and BSD is an achievement long in the making.
About the actual Black Suit: It's an extraterrestrial biomechanical killing machine (that you wear), and it is probably the very article which originated our myth of The Grim Reaper. It reveals itself to a distraught college student named Edd Grimes. Oh, and it comes with a requisite kick-ass scythe. Will Edd use the BSD for good or something darker? Can Edd rely on his friends to temper darker inclinations? Will Mr. Lutz meet an untimely end? And how does Jar-Jar Binks tie into all this? Get behind this indie comic to find out. Go find his page on Kickstarter, go visit his webpage (below), or at least "like" Black Suit of Death on Facebook until you're hooked. Then tell your local comic shop owner.
To converse with Ben and Ed On Twitter:
@BlkSuitofDeath (Ed tweets in character)
@WarriorInnkeepr (Ben tweets as Ben)
On Facebook: Black Suit Of Death and Warrior Innkeeper Creative
(Go to the shop listed above to buy "Ides of March", the prequel comic to BSD#1)
Find Dexter Wee on Instagram. I did.
Did you read what I wrote? These guys got Fred Hembeck to do original artwork for their book! Visit www.hembeck.com because Fred Hembeck is awesome. Always has been.
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