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A multi-part film or miniseries on Gamesradar.com fully sponsored by the studio Deep Silver as a joke prequel for the game, VideoGame/DeadIsland. Featuring all of the castmembers of the TalkRadar {{podcast}}, the series was essentially made to [[TheMerch advertise the game]] for the developers, as well as [[MoneyDearBoy throw some money the way of the website]], but the T-Dar crew was given full range to shoot, say, and script whatever they wanted, leading the guys to refer to it as "TalkRadar: {{The Movie}}" on the {{podcast}}.

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A multi-part film or miniseries on Gamesradar.com fully sponsored by the studio Deep Silver as a joke prequel for the game, VideoGame/DeadIsland. Featuring all of the castmembers of the TalkRadar Podcast/TalkRadar {{podcast}}, the series was essentially made to [[TheMerch advertise the game]] for the developers, as well as [[MoneyDearBoy throw some money the way of the website]], but the T-Dar crew was given full range to shoot, say, and script whatever they wanted, leading the guys to refer to it as "TalkRadar: "[=TalkRadar=]: {{The Movie}}" on the {{podcast}}.


The story opens on a strangely deserted San Francisco,CA at magazine publisher Future US' corporate headquarters, as editors [[TheLancer Brett Elston]], [[TheBigGuy Mikel Reparaz]], and [[TheSmartGuy Tyler Wilde]] realize the entire office is empty except for the three of them (which they attribute to the fact that there must be an open bar somewhere that they weren't invited to). After not noticing their co-worker, [[TheChick Lizzie Cuevas]], is now a grey-skinned zombie when she pukes an entire pitcher of blood on their floor, Brett gets a mysterious message inviting them on an all expenses paid trip to DeadIsland. Mikel tries to talk Brett and Tyler out of it, because the website will only be updated and published if they stay at work and do it. Suddenly, the internet goes down with a [[HandWave mysterious "Bloop" noise]]. With nothing else to do, the team decides to take the e-mail up on its offer. The opening ends with the {{twist ending}} reveal that Associate Editor [[TheHero Chris Antista]], who could be heard and not seen for the rest of the first video, is '''ALREADY''' a zombie, and is eating human entrails out of a paper bowl.

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The story opens on a strangely deserted San Francisco,CA at magazine publisher Future US' corporate headquarters, as editors [[TheLancer Brett Elston]], [[TheBigGuy Mikel Reparaz]], and [[TheSmartGuy Tyler Wilde]] realize the entire office is empty except for the three of them (which they attribute to the fact that there must be an open bar somewhere that they weren't invited to). After not noticing their co-worker, [[TheChick Lizzie Cuevas]], is now a grey-skinned zombie when she pukes an entire pitcher of blood on their floor, Brett gets a mysterious message inviting them on an all expenses paid trip to DeadIsland.Dead Island. Mikel tries to talk Brett and Tyler out of it, because the website will only be updated and published if they stay at work and do it. Suddenly, the internet goes down with a [[HandWave mysterious "Bloop" noise]]. With nothing else to do, the team decides to take the e-mail up on its offer. The opening ends with the {{twist ending}} reveal that Associate Editor [[TheHero Chris Antista]], who could be heard and not seen for the rest of the first video, is '''ALREADY''' a zombie, and is eating human entrails out of a paper bowl.

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A multi-part film or miniseries on Gamesradar.com fully sponsored by the studio Deep Silver as a joke prequel for the game, VideoGame/DeadIsland. Featuring all of the castmembers of the TalkRadar {{podcast}}, the series was essentially made to [[TheMerch advertise the game]] for the developers, as well as [[MoneyDearBoy throw some money the way of the website]], but the T-Dar crew was given full range to shoot, say, and script whatever they wanted, leading the guys to refer to it as "TalkRadar: {{The Movie}}" on the {{podcast}}.

The story opens on a strangely deserted San Francisco,CA at magazine publisher Future US' corporate headquarters, as editors [[TheLancer Brett Elston]], [[TheBigGuy Mikel Reparaz]], and [[TheSmartGuy Tyler Wilde]] realize the entire office is empty except for the three of them (which they attribute to the fact that there must be an open bar somewhere that they weren't invited to). After not noticing their co-worker, [[TheChick Lizzie Cuevas]], is now a grey-skinned zombie when she pukes an entire pitcher of blood on their floor, Brett gets a mysterious message inviting them on an all expenses paid trip to DeadIsland. Mikel tries to talk Brett and Tyler out of it, because the website will only be updated and published if they stay at work and do it. Suddenly, the internet goes down with a [[HandWave mysterious "Bloop" noise]]. With nothing else to do, the team decides to take the e-mail up on its offer. The opening ends with the {{twist ending}} reveal that Associate Editor [[TheHero Chris Antista]], who could be heard and not seen for the rest of the first video, is '''ALREADY''' a zombie, and is eating human entrails out of a paper bowl.

A [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqp6yDFAClc teaser trailer]] posted on Gamesradar.com on Friday, July 15, 2011.

[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHc8-Szbl78 Episode 1]] posted Tuesday, July 19, 2011. New episodes were posted every Tuesday until the series completed.

The awesome soundtrack was fully donated, free of charge, to the gang by [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot "Spaghetti-Western Disco Rock Opera"]] trio [[http://www.bellanovela.com/ Bella Novela]] off their new album "The Archeress", dropping in October.

!!This web original miniseries uses the following tropes:

* DeadpanSnarker: Every character. Especially Brett and Tyler.
* GhostTown: San Francisco has become this, along with the Future US headquarters.
* ReluctantWarrior: Mikel would rather stay behind and work on the website than discover the "adventure" awaiting them on ''VideoGame/DeadIsland''.
* ZombieApocalypse: Obviously.

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