GE38: 5 Reasons Ray Harryhausen was Incredible

Ray Harryhausen may not be well known to today’s moviegoers.  But, he was a special effects genius best known for his unique brand of stop motion animation.

Mr. Harryhausen created stop motion characters that explode off the screen.  He was best known for his work with the 1963 film Jason and the Argonauts.  Mr. Harryhausen passed away on May 7, 2013.

In the episode Jonathan says it is Episode 39.  He is wrong.  It is actually episode 38.  Please accept our apologies.


5 Reasons Ray Harryhausen was Incredible

  1. Jason and the Argonauts.
  2. Clash of the Titans.
  3. We have Star Wars.
  4. We have Peter Jackson’s LoTR.
  5. Ray’s characters transcend their inanimate state.


Also discussed:

Jonathan will be a guest on the Ruthless Diastema video cast hosted by Pete Figtree.  His episode will be Wargaming 101 with Jonathan J. Reinhart.  Some previous episodes have been: How to have a successful gaming blog Ben Gerber, How to make your Fate games awesome with Lenny Balsera, and Fortune’s Fool 101 with Jay Stratton and Jason Keeley.

On May 18, 2013 Jonathan will walk 3 miles to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  His little cousin Gracie was born with CF and she is a huge inspiration.  If you can afford to do so please consider making a donation.


Share why you love Ray Harryhausen.

You’ll want to check out Jonathan’s other podcast: Wargaming Recon, a historical wargaming podcast with new episodes on the 2nd & 4th Monday of each month.

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