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It's a double sized episode of The Weekly Podioplex with Michael Falkner offering twice the movie releases and DVD releases than usual as he plans to take next week off.  But with all these movie offerings, can any of them knock The LEGO Movie from the number one perch at the box office, a position it's held now for three weeks in a row?  In addition, Michael offers his thoughts on the passing of writer/director/actor Harold Ramis.

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Steve's friend, Kuroda, returns to ask Steve's help in finding a wolf boy that was spotted on the island Hoyoko. Oscar is against Steve going, but Steve has an angle Oscar can't argue with. The wolf boy may be the son of an American diplomat who died, along with his wife, many years before. Their son was never found. But there's treachery afoot as another team of hunters are searching the island for the wolf boy and they're not there to help him. What secret does the wolf boy hold?

Joining John and Paul to discuss this episode is Cavalcade of Awesome author Paxton Holley.

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Paxton Holley was born in Birmingham, AL. He currently lives in Jaxksonville, FL. where he co-hosts the Nerd Lunch podcast as well as the Cult Film Club podcast. In addition, he writes for the pop culture/humor blog Cavalcade of Awesome where he has an ongoing series of articles on the world of bionics from the TV shows to the comics to the games.

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We pick up our look at the various panels from Dragon Con 2013 that Keith, John, and Michael Falkner participated in with a panel that Keith led on strong female characters in science fiction.  At least, that's what the title of the panel was, but the panelists's writing ranged in terms of genre, which brought out a richer conversation.

 

 

 

 

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It's been some time since the last episode of Presenting the Transciption Feature and sadly this episode brings John's stint as host to an end.  But fear not, the show is not over.  Listen in as John tells you who is taking over the show and what it will be like.  In order to prepare for the change in hosts, John presents the final part of the last Adventures of Superman and the final episodes of The Avengers serials he ran before his long break.  Thanks to all for listening and stay tuned.

 

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Do we really have to say it? You want us to say it, don’t you. OK…

The G2V Guys go APE this time around as they’re joined by Scott Collura of IGN.com and the Transporter Room 3 podcast! From the publication of Pierre Boulle’s 1963 novel LA PLANETE DES SINGES (MONKEY PLANET) to five feature films, animated and live-action TV series, comics, toys, two reboots, and now the latest chapter in a new incarnation on its way this summer, thePLANET OF THE APES universe has never been more popular. G2V has a search through the Sacred Scrolls, bewares the Beast Man, and trudges through a desert of diverse observations to get to the most shattering secret of all (yes, more shocking than the Statue of Liberty!) – what makes us all fans of those damn, dirty APES?

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The Creepy Hybrid Human-Ape Child Never Used in BENEATH THE PLANET OF THE APES

Revenge From Planet Ape! (this bizarre voiceover was appended by distributors to a cut US release of 1971′s TOMBS OF THE BLIND DEAD to try to convince moviegoers that the Spanish horror film was somehow connected to the APES franchise due to the tenuous visual design link between the Apes and the mummified Templar zombies in the film – trust us, the whole thing is nuts!)

ALL of the once rare 1981 Galen (Roddy McDowall) bumpers for the TV-movie repackagings of the 1974 television series (Note: Arnold refers to these in the episodes as being used for the original films, but that was incorrect, sorry!):
POTA Old Galen 1981 TV Wrap 1A POTA Old Galen 1981 TV Wrap 1B
POTA Old Galen 1981 TV Wrap 2A POTA Old Galen 1981 TV Wrap 2B
POTA Old Galen 1981 TV Wrap 3A POTA Old Galen 1981 TV Wrap 3B
POTA Old Galen 1981 TV Wrap 4A POTA Old Galen 1981 TV Wrap 4B
POTA Old Galen 1981 TV Wrap 5A POTA Old Galen 1981 TV Wrap 5B

The Carol Burnett Show – Roddy McDowall in a surprising appearance (1974)

Paul Williams appears on Johnny Carson in full Virgil makeup from BATTLE FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES (1973)

MAD TV – The Lost Elvis Movie – The Planet with Some Apes

Terra Primate Roleplaying Game (Eden Studios)

Terra Primate Corebook


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Kevin Lauderdale is back with a look at a documentary on the Kenner Star Wars toys phenomenon. Plastic Galaxy.

 

From the Plastic Galaxy website:

When Star Wars landed in the theaters, it introduced audiences to a galaxy filled with heroes and villains, robots and space ships, and a dizzying variety of alien life. But when the lights came up, they all disappeared...

Unless you had all the toys. In which case, the adventure never had to end.

In backyards, playgrounds, basements, and bedrooms, Star Wars toys helped kids re-enact scenes from their favorite movies, and create entirely new dangers for Luke Skywalker and his friends to face. They were lusted after on holidays and birthdays, swapped with great cunning out on the school yard, and carefully collected like fine treasures. Like no toys before them, the action figures, space ships, play sets, and props were a phenomenon that swept the nation with as much force as the film that inspired them. Along the way they transformed both the toy and movie industries, earned those behind them vast amounts of wealth, and ultimately created a hobby that, 30 years later, still holds sway over not only the people who grew up with the toys, but also an entirely new generation of fans.

Plastic Galaxy is a documentary that explores the groundbreaking and breathtaking world of Star Wars toys. Through interviews with former Kenner employees, experts, authors, and collectors, it looks at the toys’ history, their influence, and the fond and fervent feelings they elicit today.

The film, which will be released on DVD, also includes tours of some of the top collections -- comprising prototypes, bootlegs, foreign toys, and all manner of surprises. DVD extras, including micro-documentaries and extended interviews, make Plastic Galaxy a prize for not only newer fans, but also long-time collectors.

The DVD will be Region 0, meaning it will be playable on any DVD player or computer in any country. Even in galaxies far, far away...

Plastic Galaxy will be released on DVD in January 14, 2014. To continue to receive updates and news, please subscribe to our mailing list, follow us on Twitter, and friend us on Facebook. For more information, feel free to write us at info(at)plasticgalaxymovie.com, or use the feedback form.

 

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Clay and Debby are back in time to wish you well as the world is about to end...again.  This one almost flew under their radar.  How are you supposed to prepare for the end of the world...again?  This time they take a look at the Ragnorok prophesy.  They can thank Darren Marlar for the heads up on this one.  To get more goodness from friend of the show Darren Marlar, visit his website at http://www.marlarhouse.com/wordpress/ .

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A 2012 Parsec Finalist

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

 


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We interview Larry Nemecek. Take a fondness for NASA’s pioneering “Right Stuff,” run it through a science-fiction and fandom filter with a big love of history, and toss in schooling and careers in news, theatre and entertainment—and that starts to explain the Larry Nemecek story.

From his local news perch, Larry’s annual “TNG” concordance guides caught the eye of Star Trek’s TV writers and Pocket Books all the way from Oklahoma, of all places—so much so that the ST: The Next Generation Companion became the first episode guide for modern Star Trek, twice updated, and a move to good ol’ Burbank seemed in order.

That’s when Trekland truly beckoned—and that’s where the reputation for both fan-cool and pro-savvy straight talk was born.

Please visit his site: http://larrynemecek.com/.

It’s all there: Not just articles, columns, collaborations and live events, but years of on-lot sourcing media or solo writing with the Original Trek Fact Files from the U.K., or the Japan DVD series … consulting work with the old startrek.com (and the new, as well), or seven years creating, editing and leading Star Trek Communicator licensed magazine. Most fun are consulting gigs with the Star Trek: The Experience museum and rides … exhibits like the Star Trek World Tour, Star Trek: Federation Science, Star Trek: The Tour … and DVD bonus feature projects on and off camera. A story sale to Voyager that became the episode “Prophecy” with wife Janet was a hoot as well.

And that library: years of backstage images and over 500 archival audio interviews with Star Trek’s creative lights—it all needs airing, too. Most have never been transcribed, much less published—and the great Trekland family over the years has plenty to tell. Now there’s fan films and audio plays, too … reclaiming and reinventing the roots of fandom itself, once again.

Finally, those audio tapes are seeing the light of day in Larry's brand-new remastered audio series, "TREKLAND: On Speaker," launched in 2012 with a surprise debut at the Las Vegas Convention.

And his first film is now in the works, a documentary that had to be made—"The Con of Wrath," the true story of the 1982 Houston "meltdown to miracle" featuring the original Star Trek cast, the young event producers, the dealers and the fans themselves at the "Ultimate Fabhtasy," the first Trek "rock star" arena show that did not quite go as it was planned.

On all his projects, Larry brings a wide-ranging but unique and down-to-earth perspective—including the sharing of tales as a guest and pundit at conventions across the country or the likes of Canada, Germany, England, France, Italy, Austria, and the Czech Republic, so far. Or even smoothing the way for guests, professionals and/or fans to find each other.

Just don’t try the “get a life” line … Larry is a longtime docent at the State Historic Park ranch house of his hero and fellow Okie, Will Rogers, near Santa Monica, Calif. There’s also family—you know wife Janet and her Voyager heritage from the con circuit, too—plus travel, politics, big band and classic rock and country, keyboards … and, of course, FOOTBALL. Boomer Sooner!


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Despite the mixed review, the beboot of Robocop wasn't able to make a big enough dent at the box office.  The LEGO Movie continues to dominate, but perhaps a 3D epic film on the last days of Pompei may take it down.  Meanwhile, there's new DVD releases including the final season of the classic 70s series, The Six Million Dollar Man. Michael Falkner has all the movie and DVD news on a new The Weekly Podioplex.

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Keith is back with a new episode of Dead Kitchen Radio and just in time to celebrate an anniversary.  Ten years ago, Keith was one of several authors who contributed to the Simon & Shuster Star Trek series known as "A Time For..."  Along with authors such as Robert Greenberger and David Mack, Keith crafted this story of the crew of the Enterprise-E.  Keith talks about his contribution and working with the other authors in the series.
 
In addition, Keith also talks about his newest Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for a new Gan Brightblade story in his Dragon Precinct universe.  There's plenty of time to be a part of it.

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