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Taking a break for the summer allowed John to go out on special missions for the podcast.  These "Critical Assignments" took him to far-off exotic locales where he met up with other agents of the OSI.  In this episode, John travels to Atlanta, Georgia for DragonCon 2013.  There, he met actress Lindsay Wagner and hosted a Q&A panel on Friday, August 29.  He captured the audio of the panel and we're sharing it with you on the podcast.  John relates what it was like meeting Lindsay and Paul talks with Betsy Dodd, The Bionic Blonde, about the creation of a special introductory career video seen before Lindsay took the stage.

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Direct download: cyborgsCA_lindsay_dragon_092913_final.mp3
Category:Cyborgs: A Bionic Podcast -- posted at: 10:35pm EDT
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Science fiction writer Scott Pearson (Star Trek Myriad Universes: Shattered Light) and his daughter welcome special guest Paul Simpson of Sci-Fi Bulletin, consummate genre journalist, editor, and writer. Coauthor (with Brian J. Robb) of Middle-earth Envisioned: The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings: On Screen, On Stage, and Beyond and Who at 50: Celebrating Five Decades of Doctor Who. Double-length episode!

Segments
Intro :34
Generations Geek contact info :53
Starting out geek with Who and Trek 1:40
Reading sci-fi 2:57
Parents vs. geek 3:50
Dreamwatch magazine 5:40
Writing discipline 8:15
Going freelance into Farscape 10:17
Dreamwatch becomes Total Sci-Fi 16:28
Star Trek magazine 18:03
Trek book writers and the magazine 19:24
Celebrity encounters 22:36
Geeky dad 25:11
The Andrew Lee Potts story 29:29
Merlin 33:38
Being Human 36:36
Sci-Fi Bulletin 37:13
That’s What They Want You to Think 41:16
A Brief Guide to C.S. Lewis 52:37
A Brief Guide to Oz 54:24
C.S. and J.R.R. 57:22
A Brief Guide to Stephen King 1:02:25
Who at 50 1:09:05
Recent reads and viewings 1:12:43
Gerry Anderson 1:14:37
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Direct download: GenGeek_Episode_13.mp3
Category:Generations Geek -- posted at: 8:17pm EDT
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As the new television season begins, there's a boatload of new TV on DVD releases available.  Michael Falkner reveals it all on a new The Weekly Podioplex.

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Direct download: Podioplex092413.mp3
Category:The Weekly Podioplex -- posted at: 9:31pm EDT
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Ice on the streets of Gotham in July?  It sounds like the calling card of the cool, cruel Mr. Freeze.  He wants revenge on Batman for trapping him forever in the icy grip of his cold empty world, but first he will play with him "like cat with mouse". The question is, why is he doing that?

Joining John to try and answer this question is Hey Kids Comics's host Andrew Leyland.

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Andrew Leyland - Born. Reads comics. Watches bad TV. Somehow found a woman that puts up with him and had three kids. Puts out a weekly comics podcast called "Hey Kids, Comics!" With his eldest son every Thursday on TwoTrueFreaks.com.

Direct download: The_Batcave_Podcast_-_Episode_4.mp3
Category:Batcave Podcast -- posted at: 9:03pm EDT
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Tonight’s DinersScottMiles, and M.

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Interview: Amanda Tapping (Stargate: SG1, Stargate: Atlantis, Sanctuary, Primeval

New Trivia: New Trivia

TV News: Everything you need to know about Whedon’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., When are our favorite sci fi shows coming back?, Information on the new Flash show; Walking Dead Spin Off

Movie News: Divergent trailer; Jurassic World; Robocop reboot trailer; Stargate reboot

TWIST: NSA director modeled top secret war room to look like the bridge of Star Trek’s Enterprise

SciFi 5 in 5: The top 5 weirdest inventions predicted in Science Fiction


Trivia

Who said this and in what movie?    ”You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes. Remember: All I’m offering is the truth. Nothing more.”

Prize: Signed Amanda Tapping Print

You will have until the end of OCTOBER 15 to send us your answers. Please include the code word mentioned in the first 15 minutes of the show. Send your answer with your mailing address to scifidinerpodcast@gmail.com, call us at 18885084343, or DM us on Twitter at @scifidiner. Make sure you include your e-mail with all entries! Only one entry per person.   The SciFi Diner is not responsible for any injuries occurring if you secretly decide to go all shiny and dress in a browncoat and walk into your local bar.


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The film that Cinefantastique founder Fred Clarke called, “The CITIZEN KANE of horror,” is back, newly remastered and in an edition that its director has dubbed the “final cut.” In THE WICKER MAN, a devoutly religious Scottish policeman (Edward Woodward) travels to an island-bound agricultural community to investigate the disappearance of a young girl. What he finds is a society reverted back to its pagan traditions, a challenge to his faith via the island’s lord (Christopher Lee), temptation in the form Britt Ekland, and a mystery that suggests the missing child may have fallen victim to the island’s curdled superstitions. 

Happy to commemorate the impending rediscovery of a horror classic, Cinefantastique Online’s Steve Biodrowski, Lawrence French, and Dan Persons welcome theofantastique.com’s John Morehead in a discussion that examines the film in the context of the time it was made, weighs its impact now, and explores the tortured distribution history that’s led to confusion about what cut could be deemed the official one. Plus: What’s coming to theaters next week.

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Direct download: csl_4-37_The_Wicker_Man_v01.mp3
Category:The Cinefantastique Spotlight -- posted at: 7:34pm EDT
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The fourth season of The Chronic Rift public access show premieres with a Roundtable discussion of Arthur C. Clarke's 2001 series with our own Dan Persons and fan Al Cacioppo.  Keith reviews The Safest Place by Steve Ditko and David Nahmod is back as the Pollitcally Incorrect Critic.

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Trivia: The fourth and final season of the public access show opens with the best animated opening we ever had from Midguard Graphics.

Sponsors: Science Fiction, Mysteries, & More; Infinite Loop
Original Airdate: September 17, 1993
Direct download: 2001.mp4
Category:Public Access Show Episode -- posted at: 10:14pm EDT
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John talks with author Kevin G. Summers about the writing process and how he came to be involved with Kindle Worlds, the shared worlds project from Amazon.

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Kevin G. Summers was born in Washington, D.C. in 1974 and grew up in the Virginia suburbs. His interest in writing began at an early age. When he was a small child, his mother brought him along to her master-level writing classes at George Mason University, where Kevin sat in on lectures by John Irving, John Gardener and Susan Shreve.

Kevin is the author of the critically-acclaimed short story ISOLATION WARD 4, as well as several other stories set in the Star Trek universe. His short story THE BELL CURSE was the very first tale published in The World of Kurt Vonnegut under the Kindle Worlds imprint.

Kevin raises heritage hogs on his family farm and teaches writing at various colleges and libraries in Northern Virginia. He lives in an 100-year old farmhouse in Amissville, Virginia with his beautiful wife Rachel and their children Morwen, Ingrid and Roland.

Direct download: Spotlight_-_Kevin_G_Summers.mp3
Category:The Chronic Rift Spotlight -- posted at: 5:15pm EDT
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Dan Persons says:

And you thought stop-motion figures taking swift kicks to the crotch defined the work of Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, the people behind Adult Swim’s ROBOT CHICKEN and TITAN MAXIMUM. Not quite, Chuck-o — the studio is turning out an increasing variety of shows, including its most recent, FRIENDSHIP ALL-STARS OF FRIENDSHIP, a web series that tracks the genial relationships between such BFFs as John Lasseter and Luis Guzmán, and Batmen Michael Keaton and George Clooney.

The most high-profile face behind Stoopid Buddy is Seth Green, but joining him in piloting the company are Matthew Senreich, Eric Towner, and John Harvatine IV. I got to speak with Matt, Eric and Harv (as his friends call him) to discuss FRIENDSHIP’s sunny worldview, the pressures of Emmy season, and the Freudian implications of show titles.

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Direct download: CFQi-124_Stoopid_Buddy_v01.mp3
Category:The CFQ Interview -- posted at: 10:08pm EDT
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There's a new movie at the top of the box office and a metric ton of new TV on DVD releases this week that includes a long awaited Doctor Who story.  Michael Falkner reveals it all on a new The Weekly Podioplex.

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Direct download: Podioplex091713.mp3
Category:The Weekly Podioplex -- posted at: 9:23pm EDT
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