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Stephen King’s The Tommyknockers Needed More Tinkering

The Losers' Club heads into the winding woods of Haven, Maine

The Tommyknockers, Stephen King, Sci-Fi, The Losers' Club
The Tommyknockers by Stephen King
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“Late last night and the night before, tommyknockers, tommyknockers knocking on my door…”

Constant Listeners, welcome to Haven. It’s another strange pocket of Maine, where the beings from above may be found from below, where the ghosts we fear aren’t the ones we adored. But something knocking, knocking at our doors.

Join Losers Justin Gerber, Mel Kassel, and Randall Colburn as they head into the winding woods of Haven to chase the balmy (and perhaps misleading?) glow of Stephen King’s bizarre 1987 sci-fi novel The Tommyknockers. Things get weird.

Listen above and return next week when the Losers study the strange novel’s 1993 mini-series adaptation starring Jimmy Smits and Marg Helgenberger. In the meantime, please show your support by leaving us a review.

Chapters include: Introductions/History/Synopsis, The Hook (22:00), Structure and Format (47:00), Heroes and Villains (1:09:00), Misery (1:59:00), The Sematary (2:16:00), Word Processor of the Gods (2:30:00), Poundcake! (2:37:00), King’s Dominion (2:45:00), Overall Thoughts (2:56:00), and Outro (3:13:00)

Links

— Listen and Follow: Coach Hop

— In Case You Missed It: Stephen King’s Greatest Couples Range From Sad to Strange

— Editorial: The Generation That Grew Up on Stephen King is Taking Him Back

— Editorial: Let’s Not Fuck Up This Stephen King Renaissance, Okay?

Feature: Behold, The Stephen King Cinematic Universe!

— Guide: Stephen King in Five Films

— Ranking: Every Stephen King Movie, Miniseries, TV Show from Worst to Best

List: The Top 10 Stephen King Film Adaptations

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