5 episódios

LaserCast is a show devoted to exploring the fascinating history of LaserDisc, from it’s experimental beginnings to it’s reign as the ultimate home theater video format throughout the eighties and early nineties. LaserCast is about nostalgia, but it’s also about the fascinating technological breakthroughs which paved the way for all modern optical disc formats.

LaserCast - The LaserDisc Podcast LaserCast - The LaserDisc Podcast

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LaserCast is a show devoted to exploring the fascinating history of LaserDisc, from it’s experimental beginnings to it’s reign as the ultimate home theater video format throughout the eighties and early nineties. LaserCast is about nostalgia, but it’s also about the fascinating technological breakthroughs which paved the way for all modern optical disc formats.

    05 – LaserDisc Games

    05 – LaserDisc Games

    We flashback to the golden age of eighties retrogaming and the heyday of LaserDisc games, a genre pioneered by Dragon’s Lair and Space Ace. We also delve into the FMV Sega CD games of the nineties, including the infamous Night Trap.

    • 1h 5 min
    04 – LaserDisc Audio

    04 – LaserDisc Audio

    Today we look at the evolution of LD audio, from early attempts at Analog Stereo, CX Noise Reduction, Digital Stereo and finally the advent of Dolby Digital AC3 and DTS multi-channel formats.

    • 58 min
    03 – EditDroid

    03 – EditDroid

    This episode is focused on the revolutionary non-linear video editing sytem produced by Lucasfilm’s Droid Works which was powered by the LaserDisc format. Also, we discuss the trials and tribulations of video editing in general along with the mysterious EditDroid Return of the Jedi Demo LD.

    • 40 min
    02 – Star Wars on LaserDisc

    02 – Star Wars on LaserDisc

    Today we give an overview of the entire history of A New Hope, Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi on the LaserDisc format, from the early releases all the way to the later THX remasters and special editions.

    • 1h 13 min
    01 – A Brief History of LaserDisc

    01 – A Brief History of LaserDisc

    In our debut episode we provide a brief overview of the LaserDisc format, also known as Videodisc, Laservision or Discovision. LaserDisc, or LD for short, was the first commercial optical disc format available to consumers. Before CD, DVD and Blu-Ray, LD provided groundbreaking multimedia features in a large futuristic-looking shiny disc. Tell us what you think … Continue reading "01 – A Brief History of LaserDisc"

    • 1h 6 min

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