The first Catching Fire Trailer is dissected frame-by-frame. News stories covered include Mockingjay filming start date and locations, and Hi-Res photos revealed by HungerGamesExplorer.com before the trailer. You can follow along with us in our anaylsis of the trailer by watching the official Catching Fire Trailer. Leave your thoughts in the comments to be read on the next episode!
Brand new segment testing our nature knowledge and how we would survive in the games is debuted. News stories include a hint at a new trailer and coverage of the KCAs. Chapter 18 of Catching Fire is discussed, as always questions come up. Does Katniss' family really believe she is pregnant? Would people judge Katniss and Peeta for getting pregnant if they hadn't gotten "married" before? Have Peeta and Katniss mastered the art of deception? Can Peeta survive only using his wits? Do the Capitol citizens even think to question the Games or is it too ingrained to obey the Capitol? To end the show we connect the rebellion to a song, read some listener emails, and recommend a classic dystopian book.
The anniversary of The Hunger Games movie is celebrated as we reminisce. While playing a game with The Capitol Portraits we discuss why only select characters are holding white roses. Is this Katniss' wedding dress and Peeta's wedding suit? Why does Finnick wearing a kilt and looking like a pirate? We talk about Lionsgate's marketing strategy centered around social media. Loads of questions arise during our analysis of Catching Fire, Chapter 17. Why didn't Suzanne Collins develop Peeta's family as characters? Why do we never experience Peeta grieving over their deaths? Are Katniss and Peeta's acts during their private sessions rebellious? What did the other tributes do during their private sessions? Why did the Gamemakers give Katniss and Peeta a score of twelve?
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Since it’s award season we got a few announcements in that category, along with some other Catching Fire movie news such as new posters. A mini review of Jennifer Lawrence's most recet movie, Silver Linings Playbook is featured. Chapter 16 of Catching Fire is analyzed where we are introduced to more tributes such as Beetee and Wiress. We ask ourselves if tributes that have modified their body through surgeries are allowed enter the arena in that state, or is that considered an unfair advantage? A review of the new iOS verison of Hunger Games Adventures video game is featured. We wrap up the show with a song, some listener emails and a new twist to the book recommendations.
In this Valentine's Day episode we feature one of our favorite special segments, Hunger Games Dating Game, where we portray anonymous HG characters on a dating game show. We cover Catching Fire news as well as a few awards won in the fandom. During our discussion of Catching Fire Chapter 15, we are introduced to many new victors including Finnick. We analyze Katniss and Finnick's relationship. We question why Chaff didn't accept a prosthetic arm. Would Darius and Katniss had a romance if she hadn't been a tribute? Would Katniss and Peeta have ended up like all the other victors as a celebrity if only one of them had made it out of the arena alive? We feature a fanfiction that takes place on Katniss and Peeta's first date. To end the show we relate a romantic song to Finnick and Annie's relationship.
News stories center around Jennifer Lawrence's big week with awards, nominations, and hosting SNL. Francis Lawrence (Catching Fire Director) and Sam Claflin (Finnick) shed some light on how Finnick will be adapted to the big screen in an interview. An interview also revealed insight on how Francis Lawrence and Woody Harrelson (Haymitch) are developing Haymitch's character in the Catching Fire movie. While discussing chapter 14 of Catching Fire, we discuss the 50th Hunger Games including the relationship between Haymitch and Maysilee Donner. In the segment, Dark Duels, host debate on which character, Madge, Beetee, or Greasy Sae, would win in the arena against each other.
The winner of the Unofficial Hunger Games Cookbook giveaway is announced. We ask fan to vote for us in the ShortyAwards.com in the category Podcaster. All you need to do is enter our twitter handle @NightlockPod and write a short sentence on why you like us! News stories include the ranking of the Hunger Games 2012 popular lists from Facebook and Google, Jennifer Lawrence to host SNL, and more. While analyzing chapter 13 of Catching Fire some questions arose. Who is Katniss closest with? Who can she talk to without filtering herself? How are the tributes chosen, if multiple people volunteer, like in the career Districts? Is it harder to kill an elderly tribute or young tribute?
Report on 8 news stories including Suzanne Collins' new book, competition Catching Fire will face in theaters against other dystopian books, People's Choice Awards HG nominations, first look at Catching Fire filming, director confirmed for last 3 HG films, and the teaser trailer. In our chapter analysis we contemplate if Gale is the bad boy and Peeta is the golden boy. What defines a bad boy? What flaws does Peeta have? Is it more captivating to read a book with a character you can relate to or a character who is drastically different than you? If Katniss saw a fortune teller who informed her of Prim's fate would Katniss have still volunteered as a tribute?
We announce our nomination in the Podcast Awards. To help us win vote daily at PodCastAwards.com, scroll down to the category General select Nightlock Podcast, then fill in your name and email then hit submit. It's really easy so please be sure to support us by voting every day! We report news on the composer of Catching Fire and who recently got hurt on the Catching Fire set. Chapter 10 is analysed which brings up some questions to discuss. Should Katniss have believed Twill and Bonnie about District 13 still existing, did they have enough proof? Did the cement house in the woods exist before Panem, or did Katniss and her father build it? Should Katniss still attempt to run away with her family and friends or it is just a fantasy? Feature the What if...? segment where we discuss, what if Katniss hadn't volunteered for Prim and she had to go to the games, would Peeta have like tried to make an alliance with her if she had made it past the blood bath? Emails read include responses to what might have happened to the world before Panem was form.
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News includes tons of leaked pictures of sets and actors. The focus is on Chapter 9 of Catching Fire where we bring up questions. Would Peeta made a better leader and mockingjay for the rebellion? Could Katniss have rallied District 12 to replicate District 8's uprising? Is Katniss a piece in someone else's game? Is it external forces or internal forces that cause Katniss to hurt others around her? We feature a FanFic on the perspective of Peeta when he goes back to "take care of" the girl that lit the fire in the 74th Games. We end the show with some listener feedback and a book recommendation.
We announce the nominations for PodCastAwards.com have started, please nominate Nightlock Podcast for the two categories Culture/Arts and General. Our new logo is revealed, along with an email subscription to stay updated with the show. News announcements include 3 more casting announcements which are probably the last. One of our most extensive chapter analysis on Chapter 8 of Catching Fire brings up many topics. Should the rebels killed Katniss as a martyr? Was Katniss a true leader? Why is the form of punishment so low-tech while in the districts it is high-tech? Would Katniss be open to counselling?