Sun, 22 March 2009
We start with the first in our somewhat reformatted episodes as we present book, comic, and movie reviews. Comment on the episode here and make sure you rate the episode at the bottom of the page.
SEGMENT ONE: Bringing it to the Table
6:05 - Orenthal talks about the rebranding of the Sci-FI Channel.
SEGMENT TWO: Reviews
22:49 - Andrea reviews the latest from Stephen King.
SEGMENT THREE: The Wrap-Up
50:50 - Orenthal glows about the Golden Age of Comic Book Movies in his "Popfiendish" segment.
Here are the sites Andrea mentioned in the episode:
"Won't You Be My Neighbor" Day - http://www.fci.org/neighbor
NYPL's Stuff for the Teen Age List - http://www.nypl.org/books/sta2009/
Direct download: 0012_-_The_Chronic_Rift_In_Review_-_Who_Watches_The_Chronic_Rift.mp3
Category:The Chronic Rift In Review -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT
Sat, 7 March 2009
John and Keith chat with author Jeff Mariotte and media tie-in fan Steve Roby about this particular subgenre. Is it legitimate? Is it your gateway to mainstream literature? Is it unfair to look at it as not original? Make sure you rate the episode at the bottom of this entry and comment on it - here.
JEFF MARIOTTE is the award-winning writer of more than thirty novels, including Missing White Girl, River Runs Red and Cold Black Hearts (all as Jeffrey J. Mariotte), horror epic The Slab, teen horror quartet Witch Season, CSI: Miami—Right to Die, and more, as well as dozens of comic books. He’s a co-owner of specialty bookstore Mysterious Galaxy in San Diego, and lives in southeastern Arizona on the Flying M Ranch. Keep tabs on Jeff's comings and going on his website.
Steve Roby is a longtime fan of Star Trek, science fiction in general, old movies, crime fiction, historical fiction, Bugs Bunny, punk/new wave/postpunk, and a lot of other things.
For something like ten years now, Steve has been labouring on the Complete Starfleet Library website (http://www.well.com/~sjroby/lcars/), which covers over a thousand Star Trek books, official and unofficial, fiction and nonfiction. If you want to know about Star Trek: The Poems, Going Boldly on Your Inner Voyage: The Unauthorized Starfleet Daily Meditation Manual, or Narratives from the Final Frontier: A Postcolonial Reading of the Original Star Trek Series, this is the site.
Steve is a librarian in Ottawa, Canada, where he lives with his wife Laura and their cat Spencer.
Direct download: 0011_-_The_Chronic_Rift_Roundtable_-_Media_Tie-Ins_Legitimate_Literature_or_Canon_Fodder.mp3
Category:The Chronic Rift Roundtable -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT