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Presenting the Transcription Feature: The Mercury Theater on the Air - The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds is an episode of the American radio drama anthology series The Mercury Theatre on the Air. It was performed as a Halloween episode of the series on October 30, 1938, and aired over the Columbia Broadcasting System radio network. Directed and narrated by actor and future filmmaker Orson Welles, the episode was an adaptation of H. G. Wells's novel The War of the Worlds(1898).

The first two thirds of the 62-minute broadcast were presented as a series of simulated news bulletins, which suggested to many listeners that an actual alien invasion by Martians was currently in progress. Compounding the issue was the fact that the Mercury Theatre on the Air was a sustaining show (it ran without commercial breaks), adding to the program's realism. Although there were sensationalist accounts in the press about a supposed panic in response to the broadcast, the precise extent of listener response has been debated.

In the days following the adaptation, however, there was widespread outrage and panic by certain listeners, who had believed the events described in the program were real. The program's news-bulletin format was described as cruelly deceptive by some newspapers and public figures, leading to an outcry against the perpetrators of the broadcast. Despite these complaints—or perhaps in part because of them—the episode secured Welles' fame as a dramatist.

To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the broadcast of this program, John shares the original broadcast as well as tells you about the BBC production of Independence Day UK, a tie-in audio drama to the blockbuster movie done in the style of The War of the World.  Check out Kevin Lauderdale's more detailed look at the original production on his It Has Come to My Attention.

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Tonight’s DinersScott, and Miles


Welcome to the Diner

In tonight’s show, listeners discuss the following: Star Trek Continues, Star Trek Phase II, a potential Ant Man movie, Gravity, Marvel: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Walking Dead, Witches of Eastwood (really? Lifetime has a fantasy show?), Supernatural, Arrow, Revolution, The Shadow Rising (Wheel of Time), and more.


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Bad Grandpa defies Gravity to take the number one spot at the box office.  It's a lean week in terms of TV on DVD releases, but there is Star Wars movie news on the horizon. All this and more is brought to you by Michael Falkner on this week's Weekly Podioplex.

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Category:The Weekly Podioplex -- posted at: 10:10pm EST
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Cyborgs - A Bionic Podcast: Critical Assignment - Lee Majors & Lindsay Wagner at DragonCon

Our Critical Assignment series concludes with the big bionic panel of DragonCon 2013.  Lee Majors and Lindsay Wagner both appeared on stage for the first time in many years to talk about their work on the bionic series.  The panel took place on Sunday, August 31 and John got to host this extravaganza.  Plus, Paul talks with The Bionic Blonde herself, Betsy Dodd, on how she developed the bionic reunion video that was shown to the audience prior to the duo taking the stage.

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October means that we dip in once again to the CBS Radio Mystery Theater.  This year, we look at the final year of EG Marshall's turn as host of the long running anthology series. Plus, we conclude the current stories for Superman and The Avengers and premiere new stories.

Please comment on this episodes here or write john@chronicrift.com or call 888-866-9010.

 

 

 


October 26, 2013
0:29 - The Weekly Podioplex Promo
4:35 - The Adventures of Superman - "Pillar of Fire at Graves End", part 1 - August 5, 1940
16:25 - CBS Radio Mystery Theater - "Daddy's Girl" - October 26, 1981
1:01:32 - The Avengers - "The Morning After", part 1



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We are honored to have the first exclusive interview with Toby Froud (LABYRINTH, Stripey Pajama Productions) all about his exciting new project, LESSONS LEARNED, a Kickstarter-funded practical puppet production! Go behind the scenes as the G2V Guys find out the genesis of this tale, some details on the construction of the characters, sets, and props, the many helping hands contributing to the creation of an all-new world of fantasy and adventure, and how this will continue the fine “Froudian” tradition!

As always, we welcome all feedback at contact@g2vpodcast.com or on our Facebook page!

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SHOW LINKS:
LESSONS LEARNED Kickstarter Page

Stripey Pajama Productions: Toby Froud’s Facebook Page

Handmade Puppet Dreams

Lillian Todd-jones’ YouTube Channel

William Todd-Jones’ Website

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The entire show is turned over to movie critic David Nahmod as he interviews actor Roy Thinnes.  They discuss The Invaders, Dark Shadows, General Hospital, Mystery Science Theater 3000, and working with Gerry Anderson.

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Trivia: The interview was conducted at the studios of One Life to Live in New York.

Sponsors: Science Fiction, Mysteries, & More; Futures Past
Original Airdate: October 15, 1993
Direct download: Roy_Thinnes.mp4
Category:Public Access Show Episode -- posted at: 6:33am EST
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King Boris' visit to the United States is interrupted by an exploding bouquet of flowers that hide a riddle inside, the calling card of the Riddler.  What is his scheme?  Can Batman and Robin figure it out before an international incident can occur?

Joining John to figure out the Riddler's clues is author, musician, and podcaster Keith R.A. DeCandido.

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Keith R.A. DeCandido is a writer, editor, musician, podcaster, curator, voice actor, and probably some other stuff, too, but he can't remember due to lack of sleep. In 2009, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers, which means he never needs to achieve anything ever again.

He has written tie-in fiction in prose and comics form for more than twenty different universes ranging from TV shows (Star Trek,FarscapeSupernaturalLeverage, and many more) to movies (CarsSerenityResident EvilKung Fu Panda), to games (World of WarcraftDungeons & DragonsStarCraftCommand and Conquer) to comic books (Spider-ManX-MenHulkSilver Surfer). He is the author of the acclaimed Precinct series of fantasy police procedurals including Dragon PrecinctUnicorn Precinct, and Goblin Precinct, with 2013 seeing the release of Gryphon Precinct and Tales from Dragon Precinct, as well as a comic book and audios of all four novels.

Other recent work includes writing the monthly Farscape comic book with series creator Rockne S. O'Bannon; the SCPD novel The Case of the Claw, a novel about cops in a city filled with superheroes; the Leverage novel The Zoo Job; the comic book miniseries The Fallen; the short-story collection Ragnarok and Roll: Tales of Cassie ZukavWeirdness Magnet, urban fantasy stories taking place in Key West; and short stories in the anthologies Apocalypse 13Bad-Ass Faeries: It's ElementalDefending the Future: Best Laid PlansLiar Liar,More Tales of ZorroStar Trek: Seven Deadly Sins, and Tales from the House Band Vols. 1 & 2. He has also contributed to several shard worlds: Steven Savile's Viral (the novella -30-), Aaron Rosenberg & David Niall Wilson's The Scattered Earth (the novel Guilt in Innocence), and Jonathan Maberry's V-Wars (the story "The Ballad of Big Charlie").

Keith is also a longtime editor. He was the supervising editor of the Marvel novels published by Penguin Putnam from 1994-2000 and the monthly series of Star Trek eBook originals published by Simon & Schuster from 2000-2008. His anthology credits range fromImaginings and Liar Liar to the Doctor Who: Short Trips anthology The Quality of Leadership to the Star Trek anthologies New Frontier: No LimitsTales from the Captain's Table, and Tales of the Dominion War. Currently he edits for clients both personal and corporate via KRADitorial.

Keith is a musician, once the percussionist for the Don't Quit Your Day Job Players (musical guests of Dragon*Con in 1998), currently the percussionist of sometime D*C filk guests the Boogie Knights. His work can be heard on the DQYDJP CDs TKB and Blues Spoken Here and the BK CDs Many a Sleepless Knight and Wasted Days, Wasted Knights.

Of late, Keith has become a serious podcaster -- he's part of the staff of The Chronic Rift, a pop-culture podcast, and has his own 'cast, Dead Kitchen Radio. He also provides voices for the audio dramas The DomeGypsy Cove, and the Parsec Award-winning HG World.

On top of all this, Keith is a black belt in Kenshikai karate and a devoted fan of the New York Yankees (in fact, he co-edited the 2013 Yankees Annual for Lindy's Magazines). He lives in New York City with a couple of humans and several animals. Find out less as his cheerfully retro web site of DeCandido.net, which provides links to his Facebook page, his Twitter feed, his blog, his podcasts, and many and varied other things that probably sound cooler than they actually are.

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Tonight’s DinersScottMiles, and M.


Welcome to the Diner

Menu:

Interview: Raul Aguirre Jr. (Animator: Hand animator) Man Vs. Art

Trivia: Who won a signed Amanda Tapping print?

TV News: Walking Dead Wakes Up Huge Ratings; Marvel: Agents of Shield Gets Full Season; Arrow Teases; Screen Shot of Black Canary w/ Arrow; Breaking Bad’s Big Fan;

Movie News: Ant Man Movie News; R.U.R. News,

TWIST: Who said what? UNCONFIRMED RUMOR: Orci talked to CBS about Trek TV Show

SciFi 5 in 5 : M's Top Moments from Comicon….

Promos:

Jim’s SciFi Blog

The Dune Saga Podcast

Our Interview: Raul Aguirre Jr.

Man vs Art Podcast

YouTube Channel

Raul Aguirre Jr. was born in East L.A. but grew up on the mean streets of Hacienda Heights California. Back when he was 3 heads tall Raul picked up a crayon and did his version of the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel only instead of biblical figures, his featured Popeye battling Mighty Mouse While Dinosaurs in Spaceships carpet bombed the Legion of Doom. Unfortunately he chose to create his first masterpiece on his mother's living room wall. The combination of laughter and horror on his mother's face left an indelible mark on the lad. He learned Art is Powerful!   From that moment on Raul decided he wanted to become an artist.

For the next 30 years Raul embarked on a lone quest for artistic mastery with an unwavering Quixote-like madness and dedication.



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His influence has wound its way tentacle-like into every nook and cranny of pop culture. In a vast and mysterious ocean of entertainment, his stories have inspired and influenced entire waves of film, television, comics, games, and so much more. This way may lead to madness, but Scott and Arnold devote this installment of their month-long Halloween exploration by diving deep into the legacy of the one, the only H.P. Lovecraft! And to do it right, Arnold travelled all the way from Baltimore MD to Portland OR, just in time to join Scott for a Lovecraft film festival featuring a 35mm print of Re-Animator!

We also have a special contest this episode! Midnight Syndicate has graciously provided us with a copy of one of their albums, The 13th Hour, which we’re giving away to the listener who can answer the following trivia question (also presented in the episode). E-mail, post on our Facebook page, beam your answer into our addled minds, and if you get it right, the CD will be yours!the13thhour

Lovecraft’s novella, At the Mountains of Madness, was published by what pulp magazine?
A) Amazing Stories
B) Argosy All-Story Weekly
C) Weird Tales
D) Astounding Stories
E) Startling Stories

And stay tuned for the next episode, when we’ll be featuring another Midnight Syndicate album giveaway!

…but be warned, The G2V Podcast can not be held responsible if listening to this episode alters your physical form or renders you utterly insane!

As always, we welcome all feedback at contact@g2vpodcast.com or on our Facebook page!

You can also subscribe to us via iTunes!

SHOW LINKS:
“Lovecraft Slowly Shedding Cult Status” (Chicago Tribune)

The H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society

The H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival and CthulhuCon

The Hollywood Theatre, Portland OR

Chaosium

Fantasy Flight Games

Copyright Status of Works by H.P. Lovecraft (The H.P. Lovecraft Wiki)

Sigh Co. Graphics

Cthulhu Pie!

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The War of the Worlds is an episode of the American radio drama anthology series The Mercury Theatre on the Air. It was performed as a Halloween episode of the series on October 30, 1938, and aired over the Columbia Broadcasting System radio network. Directed and narrated by actor and future filmmaker Orson Welles, the episode was an adaptation of H. G. Wells's novel The War of the Worlds (1898).

The first two thirds of the 60-minute broadcast were presented as a series of simulated news bulletins, which suggested to many listeners that an actual alien invasion by Martians was currently in progress. Compounding the issue was the fact that the Mercury Theatre on the Air was a sustaining show (it ran without commercial breaks), adding to the program's realism. Although there were sensationalist accounts in the press about a supposed panic in response to the broadcast, the precise extent of listener response has been debated.

In the days following the adaptation, however, there was widespread outrage and panic by certain listeners, who had believed the events described in the program were real. The program's news-bulletin format was described as cruelly deceptive by some newspapers and public figures, leading to an outcry against the perpetrators of the broadcast. Despite these complaints--or perhaps in part because of them--the episode secured Welles' fame as a dramatist.

Kevin Lauderdale returns with an all new episode.  There have been many other productions of Welles' infamous broadcast since then and Kevin wants to bring a few of them, including the Jeff Wayne musical, to your attention.

 

Links of Interest

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Gravity makes it three weeks in a row at the top of the box office.  Perhaps a Bad Grandpa or a Counselor have what it takes to take it down. There's all this and more, brought to you by Michael Falkner on this week's Weekly Podioplex.

Check out the full show notes here and comment on the episode or write weeklypodioplex@gmail.com or call 888-866-9010.  Take a moment to rate the episode by using our star system at the bottom of this entry.


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Category:The Weekly Podioplex -- posted at: 7:41pm EST
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October means that we dip in once again to the CBS Radio Mystery Theater.  This year, we look at the final year of EG Marshall's turn as host of the long running anthology series. Plus, we conclude the current stories for Superman and The Avengers and premiere new stories.

Please comment on this episodes here or write john@chronicrift.com or call 888-866-9010.

 

 

 


October 19, 2013
0:29 - Teenage Wasteland Podcast Promo
4:30 - The Adventures of Superman - "Lighthouse Point Smugglers", part 6 - August 3, 1940
15:40 - CBS Radio Mystery Theater - "The Equalizer" - October 19, 1981
58:25 - The Avengers - "From Venus with Love", part 6


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October means that we dip in once again to the CBS Radio Mystery Theater.  This year, we look at the final year of EG Marshall's turn as host of the long running anthology series. Plus, we conclude the current stories for Superman and The Avengers and premiere new stories.

Please comment on this episodes here or write john@chronicrift.com or call 888-866-9010.

 

 

 


October 12, 2013
0:29 - Twisted Geeks Podcast Promo
4:35 - The Adventures of Superman - "Lighthouse Point Smugglers", part 5 - July 31, 1940
15:35 - CBS Radio Mystery Theater - "The 500 Carats" - October 12, 1981
59:55 - The Avengers - "From Venus with Love", part 5



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Dan Persons says:

To list the films and filmmakers David V. Picker has been involved with in his careers as president of United Artists, Paramount, and Columbia borders on giving a comprehensive history of the medium in the latter half of the twentieth century. A HARD DAY'S NIGHT, PERSONA, THE JERK, MIDNIGHT COWBOY, TOM JONES, LAST TANGO IN PARIS, LENNY, the James Bond franchise; auteurs such as Ingmar Bergman, Bernardo Bertolucci, Mike Nichols, John Huston, Woody Allen, and on and on (and on) -- Picker, through a lifelong embrace of adventurous filmmaking, has had a hand in more than a few standout titles. (Also LEONARD PART 6 -- we're not dealing with gods here.)

Picker has now put his experience in the industry into handy print form in the new book, Musts, Maybes, and Nevers: A Book About the Movies, where he recalls his adventures, good and bad, getting classics and not-quite-classics to the screen, and provides numerous anecdotes of his encounters with the artists and insiders who made it happen. I was able to spend some time with Picker to talk about the industry as it was and as it is, and what it was like capturing all that on the page.

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The Chronic Rift Network is thrilled and proud to present Jay Smith's HG World from the very beginning.  If you've never listened to this zombie apocalypse serial before, this is a perfect time to jump on board.  This first episode has been remastered and features an all new introduction by series creator, Jay Smith.


The zombie apocalypse has reached the remote parts of

northeastern Pennsylvania and local high school students Gray (Stacy Dooks), Caitlin (M Sieiro Garcia), Derrik (DJ Breau), Hicks (Ryan Smith) and Ronni (Rebecca Rinas) are stuck for something to do. They meet at the Wishwell Community Center where Pastor Douglas Dawkins (Mark Zaricor) is petitioning the local seniors to come with him to higher ground where they can ride out the metaphorical storm. Gray decides a house party is the best way to handle the situation and enlists his friends to loot the local Pump’n Go convenience store for supplies. From there, the world changes.


Features Bryan Lincoln as Carl with Scott Pigg and Tanja Milojevic, Keith DeCandido,       
Veronica Giguere, Eric Avedissian, Glenn Hascall, Caith Donovan, Jeremy Pinkham and Teresa Queen.


The episode was written and directed by Jay Smith
Show running and Voice Direction by Bryan Lincoln
Editing by Bryan Lincoln
Sound FX and Sound Design by Michael L Stokes
Engineered, Mixed and Mastered by Michael L Stokes
Musical Direction by Michael L Stokes and Jay Smith featuring original music by Michael L Stokes, Kevin MacLeod and
Jonathan Coulton used courtesy of the Creative Commons License.


HG World is a production of 3015 North Studios, with content used with permission under  
the Creative Commons License. For more information on this production, visit us online at www.goodmorningsurvivors.com.


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Tonight’s DinersScottMiles, and M.


Welcome to the Diner

In this listener feedback show, M., Scott, and Miles discuss the following listener feedback:  Marvel's Agents of Shield; the Z*Con fundraiser; the Dune Saga Podcast; Gravity; Riddick; Under the Dome; BBC's Atlantis; The Butlerain Jihad; New York Comicon; Star Trek Continues; Star Trek Phase II; Ender's Game; The Walking Dead; Colin's dreamy accent; Once Upon a Time in Wonderland; The Tomorrow People; and Arrow.  Honorary mentions: Jim's SciFi Blog and Colin's Trek News and Views.In this listener feedback show, M., Scott, and Miles discuss the following listener feedback:  Marvel's Agents of Shield; the Z*Con fundraiser; the Dune Saga Podcast; Gravity; Riddick; Under the Dome; BBC's Atlantis; The Butlerain Jihad; New York Comicon; Star Trek Continues; Star Trek Phase II; Ender's Game; The Walking Dead; Colin's dreamy accent; Once Upon a Time in Wonderland; The Tomorrow People; and Arrow.  Honorary mentions: Jim's SciFi Blog and Colin's Trek News and Views.


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Gravity continues to hold the top spot at the box office.  But more importantly, who do you prefer, Jeannie or Samantha Stevens from Bewitched. Now you can let the world know as both shows are getting a complete series release on DVD.  There's all this and more, brought to you by Michael Falkner on this week's Weekly Podioplex.

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In their second weekly episode in October to celebrate Halloween, Scott and Arnold take a fond look back at one of the greatest sustained periods of horror movie magic with a chat about the Universal Studios horror movies of the 1920s-1940s and the many monsters that populated their memorable pantheon.

To help them out, the guys welcome author Steven Warren Hill of the two-volume guide to classic horror cinema from 1920-1951, Silver Scream!

Steven Warren Hill, author of SILVER SCREAM

Steven Warren Hill, author of SILVER SCREAM

SPECIAL NOTE: We’d like to thank well-known Halloween music and gothic horror fantasy soundtrack composers and performers, Midnight Syndicate, for allowing us to incorporate music from their phenomenal new album that also pays tribute to the Universal legacy,Monsters of Legend.

Monsters_of_Legend_coverWe also want to draw your attention to the group’s new Kickstarter campaign to enable them to perform live; it has a goal of at least $40,000 by Sunday, November 10, 11:30pm EST. Check out the details here or via the banner link on the right on our site. Thanks again, guys!

TECHNICAL NOTE: We continue to work out the technical kinks, but this one is odd. This was our first three-way (please, don’t) conversation (recorded prior to our interview with Stephen Graves in the preceding “Satellite” episode), but not entirely for that reason, Scott’s audio fell about a second behind Arnold’s and Steve’s. This results in a weird recurring delay in which it seems that Arnold and Steve are stepping on Scott’s comments or leaving him as the last to react to something in the conversation, resulting in creepy delayed laughter from Scott. Trust us – the guys aren’t being rude to him, neither is Scott demonically possessed. Although we do think “Scott’s Laugh” may become a new CreepyPasta worthy of the SCP Foundation:

SCP-3370: Scott's Laugh

SCP-3370: Scott’s Laugh

ITEM #: SCP-3370 – SCOTT’S LAUGH

OBJECT CLASS: KETER

SPECIAL CONTAINMENT PROCEDURES: Since this is a sound – possibly independent of any actual recording technology or physical media – containment is a difficult if not impossible task, with the most effort concentrated instead on raising awareness and exercising extreme caution.

DESCRIPTION: This is the ghostly delayed laughter of G2V Podcast producer and co-host Scott Alan Woodard, who slipped out of phase one day and kept laughing out of sync with reality. Sometimes people say they can hear his laugh – always delayed by an awkward amount of time – on YouTube videos, their own iPhones, and even old CDs. Some even report continuing to hear the laugh long after they’ve shut off any recording or device, as if the sound has infected them or taken up residence inside their auditory canal. Others wake in the middle of the night to utter silence, but if they wait a moment…

“HAHAHAHAHA!”

In all documented cases, the laugh causes dementia and eventually death.

So enjoy the episode!

As always, we welcome all feedback at contact@g2vpodcast.com or on our Facebook page!

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SHOW LINKS

The Official Universal Studios Entertainment Facebook Page

WUHF Creature Feature open, 1980 (Scott’s local show)

WBFF Ghost Host (Arnold’s local show)

WGN Creature Features (Steve’s local show)

Creature Features boardgame (1975, Research Games)

The House of Frankenstein, Niagara Falls, ON attraction

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The Gotham City Police Department have an unusual criminal on their hands.  For three years in a row, the April Fool's Bandit has been robbing banks of exactly $100,000, leaving behind millions more in the vault.  The identity of this mysterious bandit is unknown and Commissioner Gordon has called in Batman and Robin to investigate.

Joining John to discover the identity of this mysterious bandit (if the title of the episode didn't tip you off) is Mighty Movie Podcast's host Dan Persons.

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In his twenty plus years as writer and film journalist, Dan Persons has interviewed the likes of Paul Verhoeven, Wes Craven, Stuart Gordon, Satoshi Kon and John Kricfalusi; published the well-received novella, "A Game of the Apocalypse", in The Ultimate Silver Surfer, edited by The Chronic Rift's own Keith R.A. Decandido; and been an occasional, and somewhat peculiar, guest on the public access incarnation of the Rift. He presently is the host of Mighty Movies Temple of BadMighty Movie Podcast, and The Cinefantastique Podcast when he isn't haunting the dining room of his local Popeye's.

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Our Critical Assignment series continues with another bionic Q&A panel hosted by John.   This time around, we present Lee Majors' appearance at DragonCon 2013.  The panel took place on Saturday, August 30 and it was John's first time meeting Lee and he relates what the experience was like.  Plus, Paul fills us in on the making of the the career restrospective that was shown to the audience prior to Lee's taking the stage.

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Most DOCTOR WHO fans know the tragic story of the “missing episodes” – individual installments and occasionally entire stories from the early days of the show, wiped or junked by the BBC sometimes only shortly after they were aired, never to be seen again. Most of the losses centered around the First Doctor (William Hartnell) and Second Doctor (Patrick Troughton) eras, but as the decades have passed there have been a number of surprising and very welcome recoveries. Missing episodes have been found and returned to the BBC from all over the globe, and as of 2013 there were 106 episodes still missing…until now.

This October – and appropriately enough in the show’s 50th anniversary year – the largest haul of recovered episodes in the last 25 years or more has been announced: nine episodes that restore one Second Doctor story and nearly complete another.

Now available on iTunes as digital downloads (find the link below) and soon to appear on DVD at the end of this year and the beginning of 2014, the six-episode Second Doctor story “The Enemy of the World” is complete for the first time since its airing in 1967-1968, and the subsequent tale “The Web of Fear” is now lacking only its third episode. Both stories are treasures beyond imagining for fans to either revisit or see for the very first time.

Scott and Arnold are two of those fans, and they’re joined in this very special “Satellite” episode by Stephen Graves, online deputy editor of Stuff.tv and co-host of The Naked Scarf podcast. Stephen was fortunate enough to attend the BBC’s press conference on Thursday, October 10, 2013 that announced the recovery of the episodes and gave those in attendance the chance to watch two of them alongside stars Frazer Hines and Deborah Watling, who appear as the Doctor’s companions Jamie and Victoria in both adventures.

Join the guys as they celebrate the “new” episodes and speculate on what the future may hold for the ongoing “missing episode” hunt!

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The Rift Crew is back with an all new In Review episode.  In this episode we talk about Pacific Rim, Harry Potter, Riddick, Burn Notice, DC Comics and naked Harley Quinn, Voyager I, and the loss of the sense of wonder when it comes to science.  All this and more for the low, low price of nothing.  Download the episode, take a listen, and chime in with your thoughts on what we discussed here.

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Segment One: Bringing it to the Table

4:45 - Keith loves his new restaurant haunt, Sauce.

7:15 - Krissy wants to know why Pacific Rim didn't get the love at the box office she felt it deserved.

20:36 - Mike is excited by the news of a new Harry Potter inspired movie scripted by J.K. Rowling.

29:45 - Promo for Tales from the Mouse House Podcast

30:30 - Promo for The Thunder Crester Podcast

 

Segment Two: Reviews

32:20 - Natalia returns with a new book review, looking at the apocalyptic novel, Interrupt.

43:17 - Dan reviews Riddick and we discuss why this movie even got made when it appears nobody wanted it.

53:10 - Keith was less than impressed with the ending of Burn Notice, but he is happy about the return of Sons of Anarchy.

1:02:37 - Promo for The Jen and Dave Show.

1:03:25 - Promo for The Machinery of Light


Segment Three: Pop Tops

1:05:20 - We take a look at the mess DC Comics has made with their request for a naked Harley Quinn contemplating suicide, Voyager I and what happened to our sense for science, and the passing of Ray Dolby.

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Michael Falkner reports on the Gravity of the situation at the box office with the weekly tally.  Plus, there's a bionic boatload of new TV on DVD releases this week that includes the fourth season release of The Six Million Dollar Man.  It's all there, plus a whole lot more on an all new The Weekly Podioplex.

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Interview: Vic Mignogna (Star Trek Continues, Full Metal Alchemist, Dragon Ball Z)

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TV News: Update on the Dr. Horrible Sing-A-Long Blog Sequel; Firefly’s New Sequel

Movie News: Wonder Woman Trailer; The Batman and Superman Movie just MIGHT have Wonder Woman, Hear Khan’s Voice as Smaug, Jurassic Park 4 gets Its Star, Z*Con: Your Con Will Be Infested

TWIST: How Trek 2 Should Have Ended, Brian Fuller’s New Star Trek Series

SciFi 5 in 5 : Jen M from New York’s Top 5 Female Characters


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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.”

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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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Scott and Arnold kick off a month-long tribute to the greatest holiday of them all – Halloween – with a tribute to a film maker whose name is synonymous with that festival: John Carpenter! The guys have selected five films to discuss in this feature-length episode – HALLOWEENTHE FOG,THE THINGPRINCE OF DARKNESSIN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS – three of which comprise the director’s self-titled “Apocalypse Trilogy.” Join us as we start a month of horror and mayhem with a Master of the Macabre, the Prince of Darkness himself!

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Michael Myers Masks

Hysterical (1983, The Hudson Brothers)

John W. Campbell Jr.’s “Who Goes There?” (Wikipedia)

Practical effects from The Thing remake (video by ADI)

Bernard Quatermass (Wikipedia)

Timescape (1980, Gregory Benford – John Carpenter has credited this as partial inspiration for Prince of Darkness)

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October means that we dip in once again to the CBS Radio Mystery Theater.  This year, we look at the final year of EG Marshall's turn as host of the long running anthology series. Plus, we conclude the current stories for Superman and The Avengers and premiere new stories.

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October 4, 2013
0:29 - The Regis Jack Experience Netcast Promo
3:46 - The Adventures of Superman - "Lighthouse Point Smugglers", part 4 - July 29, 1940
16:45 - CBS Radio Mystery Theater - "The Solid Gold Zarf" - October 4, 1981
1:01:34 - The Avengers - "From Venus with Love", part 4

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What if they declared a cultural revolution and nobody came? That's pretty much the situation with CAN'T STOP THE MUSIC, the movie that was supposed enshrine disco as the musical trend of the eighties and instead wound up being the genre's epitaph, not to mention destroying the careers of close to anyone involved with it. Purportedly a fictionalized version of the formation of the music group Village People -- if by fictionalized you mean completely divorced from reality and by music group you mean guys who can sing and dance while dressed up as Christopher Street stereotypes -- and an opening volley in the ongoing political actualization of the homosexual community, even if no one in the film can gather the nerve to utter the word "g*y," the film founders under the multiple curses of a director, Nancy "Ida Morgenstern" Walker, making her feature film debut despite the fact that she had never done a musical, stars -- including Steve Guttenberg, Valerie Perrine, and Bruce Jenner -- with no particular talent for singing or dancing, and a script -- for which producer Allan Carr took partial credit -- that barely knows the definition of the words "musical" and "comedy" individually, much less put together.

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Hell bent on completing the set they started with SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND and continued with XANADU, the loyal devotees of the Temple of Bad, Andrea Lipinski, Kevin Lauderdale, and Dan Persons, join in with their special guest, multimediumrare.com's Orenthal V. Hawkins, to delve into arguably the most benighted of the fin de 70's musicals. So put on your dancing shoes, gently insert your earplugs, and remember: YOU CAN'T STOP THE MUSIC. Because the indifference of 1980's America has already done the job for you.

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Tonight’s Diners: Scott, M., & Raul

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In this listener feedback show, M., Scott, and Raul discuss the following listener feedback:  The New Gotham Series, Marvel’s: Agents of Shield; The Dune Book Series; The Wheel of Time book series; The Blacklist; Olympus Has Fallen; Man of Steel Versus Falling Skies; Star Trek Into Darkness; World War Z; Jurassic World; Stargate; Independence Day 2; Robocop reboot; Once Upon a Time season 3; Big Bang Theory; Revolution; and Sleep Hollow.


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Cloudy 2 takes the top box office spot, but will the new movie releases this weekend topple it? Michael Falkner reveals it all on a new The Weekly Podioplex.

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