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Episode 17, Geek TV
Science fiction writer Scott Pearson (Star Trek: The Original Series: The More Things Change) and his daughter talk aboutthe geeky TV shows they’re  currently watching, including a couple of retro shout-outs to favorites no longer running.
Segments
Intro :30
Geek TV Renaissance 1:10
Almost Human 1:50
Agents of SHIELD 6:30
Supernatural 9:35
The Walking Dead 10:48
The Talking Dead & @Midnight 12:00
Psych 13:29
Parks and Recreation 14:45
Bob’s Burgers 16:04
Sherlock 17:03
Pushing Daisies 20:25
The Twilight Zone 24:06
Doctor Who 26:07
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Ride Along continues its dominance of the box office.  Michael Falkner brings you new movie releases and new TV on DVD and movie DVD releases on a new Weekly Podioplex.

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Tonight’s Diners: Scott


Welcome to the Diner

Tonight Scott chats with Sharon VanBlarcom, the Co-Con Chair of Farpoint.

From Farpoint’s site: FARPOINT is an annual gathering for fans of all genres of imaginative fiction – Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, SuperHeroes – in all the media formats in which they might appear – Cinematic Movies, Television, Direct to DVD, Books on Tape, Podcasts, Web Video – you name it, we want to celebrate it! The con was established in 1993, by a committee led by Bev Volker and Steve Wilson. Our focus is on Fandom, and all the wonderful, creative people who comprise it. Our mission is to encourage, to educate, to enable. So, while we certainly bring in some exciting professionals from the industries which bring imagination into the mainstream, our real goal is to give you the opportunity to meet others like yourself, to forge friendships, and to develop your own creative gifts. Please visit their site for more information.

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The mysterious False Face and his elusive sidekick, Blaze, are back in Gotham City for a crime wave filled with confusion, false clues, and guises galore!  But who is False Face?  It's not just the identity of the villain that is in question, but the actor who portrays him as well.

Joining John to talk about this single outing for the master of disguise is HG World's Jay Smith.

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Jay Smith is the creator and executive producer for the Parsec Award-winning audio drama series HG World.  Since 2009, Jay and his company of players and producers have been telling the story of survivors in the middle of a global zombie uprising.  Now in its third season, this "satellite" production has featured dozens of actors across four continents making it a production truly on a global scale.  Since its debut, episodes of HG World and its spin-off series, the Parsec finalist The Diary of Jill Woodbine and The Googies have been downloaded close to a million times.

Inspired by the golden age of radio, Hidden Harbor Mysteries presents a story inspired by stylish pulp era radio adventures like The ShadowSam Spade, The Green Hornet, and I Love a Mystery. Performed by a stellar cast, Hidden Harbor hopes to integrate classic radio storytelling with some modern twists.  Jay draws from the work of Orson Welles, Arch Obelor and looks to modern audio dramatists like Douglas Adams and Dirk Maggs as inspiration to create a rich, realistic world of survival horror laced with dark comedy and compelling human drama.

Jay holds a BA in Creative Writing from Southern New Hampshire University and is working on his Master of Fine Arts from Seton Hill University’s innovative Writing Popular Fiction program.  He attends and speaks at various science fiction and literary conventions about podcasting, writing, audio drama, and zombies.  HG World can be heard by subscribing through iTunes or visiting the show web site www.goodmorningsurvivors.com

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It’s a new year and a new “Galaxy” for The G2V Podcast as we kick off 2014 with a special episode that turns the spotlight on The G2V Guys themselves: Scott Alan Woodard and Arnold T. Blumberg!

“After six months of producing this podcast and building an audience that we really truly appreciate, we thought it was long past time to introduce ourselves in a substantial way. Who are these guys? Why should you listen to us? What have we done before this podcast began, and what led to the launch of this show? And most importantly for listeners, what amazing stuff do we have planned as we head into our first full year of G2V? This is where all the answers can be found…and there’s even a contest for a FREE prize too!”

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SELECTED LINKS FOR SCOTT:
Scott’s IMDb Page

DOCTOR WHO: THE JUGGERNAUTS

I, DAVROS: GUILT

DOCTOR WHO: ABSOLUTION

DARK SHADOWS: THE RAGE BENEATH

DEADLANDS NOIR (SAVAGE WORLDS)

DARING TALES OF THE SPRAWL

DARING TALES OF THE SPACE LANES

 

SELECTED LINKS FOR ARNOLD:
OUTSIDE IN: 160 New Perspectives on 160 Classic Doctor Who Stories by 160 Writers (ATB Publishing)

Telos Publishing

THE OFFICIAL OVERSTREET COMIC BOOK GRADING GUIDE

THE BIG BIG LITTLE BOOK BOOK: AN OVERSTREET PHOTO-JOURNAL GUIDE

ZOMBIEMANIA: 80 MOVIES TO DIE FOR

TRIUMPH OF THE WALKING DEAD: ROBERT KIRKMAN’S ZOMBIE EPIC ON PAGE AND SCREEN

THE UNDEAD AND THEOLOGY

ARNOLD’S APPEARANCE ON FOX (the zombie course is still being taught today!)

 

ADDITIONAL LINKS:
Gallifrey One

Chicago TARDIS

Dark Delicacies


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There's another lean week of theatrical and TV-on-DVD releases, but that doesn't stop The Weekly Podioplex from bringing you the latest movie news with the Quick Fliks.

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A disgruntled government scientist and demolition expert, Robert Meyer steals the Liberty Bell just before its bicentennial tour.  Steve tracks it down to an open field where the bell has been rigged to explode if any attempt is made to move it.  The government concedes to Meyer's demands, but he dies before telling them the secret to disarming the bombs about the symbol of liberty.  Steve must work with a protégé of Meyer's in disarming the device before time runs out.  The problem is, this protégé has a huge chip on his shoulder.  Is this all really worth, "The Price of Liberty"?

Joining John and Paul to discuss this episode is science fiction author Robert J. Sawyer.

Special thanks to Robin Spanell for supplying us with the audio for the television ad for this episode featured at the start of the podcast.  Check out Robin's music, some which has also been featured on the podcast, at his homepage.

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Robert J. Sawyer has won the Hugo, Nebula, John W. Campbell Memorial, Aurora, Hal Clement, and Audie Awards, all for best novel of the year, as well as the top SF awards in Japan, China, France, and Spain. According to the Locus Index to Science Fiction Awards, he is the #1 all-time worldwide leader in number of award wins as a science fiction or fantasy novelist. His 21st novel,Triggers, a 2012 title from Penguin Canada, was a Globe and Mail, Maclean’s, and Locus bestseller, and he’s hit #1 on the Amazon.com Technothrillers bestsellers list. Rob’s previous novels are all in print, including The Terminal Experiment; Calculating God; Hominids; Mindscan; Rollback; FlashForward (basis for the ABC TV series); and the WWW trilogy of Wake, Watch, and Wonder(each of which separately won the Aurora Award for Best Novel of the Year). His website is at sfwriter.com.

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Tonight’s Diners: Scott, Miles. M. and Jim Arrowood


Welcome to the Diner

Tonight we rewind what can be said to be one of our favorite movies of all times.  We share our favorite scenes, analyze our favorite characters, talk about our favorite quotes, and unveil some trivia.  Come in, order, and enjoy the fun!

Contact is a 1997 American science fiction drama film, adapted from the Carl Sagan novel of the same name and directed by Robert Zemeckis. Both Sagan and wife Ann Druyan wrote the story outline for the film adaptation of Contact.

Jodie Foster portrays the film's protagonist, Dr. Eleanor "Ellie" Arroway, a SETI scientist who finds strong evidence of extraterrestrial life and is chosen to makefirst contact. The film also stars Matthew McConaughey, James Woods, Tom Skerritt, William Fichtner, John Hurt, Angela Bassett, Jake Busey, and David Morse.

Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan began working on the film in 1979. Together, they wrote a 100+ page film treatment and set up Contact at Warner Bros. with Peter Guber and Lynda Obst as producers. When the project to make the film became mired in development hell, Sagan published Contact as a novel in 1985 and the film adaptation was rejuvenated in 1989. Roland Joffé and George Miller had planned to direct it, but Joffé dropped out in 1993 and Warner Bros. fired Miller in 1995. Robert Zemeckis was eventually hired to direct, and filming for Contact lasted from September 1996 to February 1997. Sony Pictures Imageworks handled most of the visual effects sequences.

The film was released on July 11, 1997, to mostly positive reviews. Contact grossed approximately $171 million in worldwide box office totals. The film won the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation and received multiple awards and nominations at the Saturn Awards. The release of Contact was publicized by controversies from the Clinton administration and CNN, as well as individual lawsuits from George Miller and Francis Ford Coppola.

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There is very little in the way of TV on DVD offerings this week, but there is a plethora of films being released that offer a real challenge to last weekend's top box office draw, Lone Survivor. Michael Falkner has all the news about this in a new Weekly Podioplex.

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Our look back at each of the actors who portrayed the Doctor in Doctor Who continues as our focus turns to Patrick Troughton.  Host Krissy Myers is joined by The G2V Podcast host Arnold T. Blumberg and longtime fan Dale Mazur to discuss the run of second Doctor.  This is the era that suffered the most from the BBC's purging of their video vaults.  The recently recovered material is discussed as well as the ties Patrick Troughton's era has with the Matt Smith era of the show.

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