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Tonight's Menu: Star Trek Equinox

Samantha Lockwood (Shoot the Hero and Mexican Gold), Cindy Pickett (Ferris Bueller's Day Off and St. Elsewhere), Camren T. Burton, Quintus McDonald (Pro Football player with the Indianapolis Colts), Parris Mayhew (Director of Onyx's 'Slam" and Founder of the Cro-mags), and Jason Genser join us to talk about Star Trek Equinox.

Star Trek Equinox: The Night of Time is a story told by actor John Savage to a room filled with lucky Star Trek fans turns out a script that some Star Trek veteran cast and crew have called “The best script we have read in 10 years!”.

With Executive Producers in place, this INDEPENDENT production will be shot in 2014 in order to show the Star Trek community what episodes of Star Trek Equinox will look like.

Star Trek Equinox: The Night of Time stars acting veteran John Savage, reprising his role as Captain Rudy Ransom, iconic actor Gary Lockwood reprising his popular role of Gary Mitchell, best friend of James T. Kirk, in the classic Star Trek episode, “Where No Man Has Gone Before“, and introduces Blanca Blanco as Lieutenant Commander T’Lexa.

Fifteen years after the destruction of the USS Equinox (approximate star date 2393) Captain Rudy Ransom, who was beamed from his doomed ship by the Krotownans, is held prisoner in the Delta Quadrant for crimes against the race including trespassing in Krowtownan space and the deaths of Krowtownan starship crew members. Captain Ransom has very few choices but one chance to return to the Alpha Quadrant some 30,000 light years away.

 

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The Chronic Rift Network is thrilled to be able to have the comedy stylings of Dan Lackaye and Travis Searle on our network. The voyage of radio genius continues with a new episode.  Starting out as The Pirate Ship in the 90s, the boys charted the rough waters of the early days of the Internet and managed to deliver comedy gold week after week.  They were one of the inspirations for The Chronic Rift becoming a podcast.  Last fall, Dan & Travis reunited with a new podcast, bringing back many of the elements of the original Pirate Ship, and John has been on their case to join the network ever since.

Travis rates his fill-ins, we sweep across New England, and check out James Lipton's list of collective nouns (he's some kind of authority on them, it seems!) Plus more travia, more news, and some 90-inchers! It's a new Dan & Travis Show.Check out all the fun of past episode by visiting them on the web.

SHOW OPEN

  • Izzard in the MailSac
  • Who was best? Travis rates the fill-ins (hint: HE THINKS THEY ALL STINK)
  • There’s a new England? Tell us more!
  • Dan: The Man

 

THE COMPUTER PHONE CALL SAGA

 

THE NEWS WITH TRAVIS

  • Those Florida Weedeaters are rampant this season!
  • Burn, bakery, burn!
  • Emergency Tubingenectomy

 

SHOW CLOSE 

  • Impossible Travia: Name another!
  • An everdying of collective nouns
  • 90-inchers

  

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Episode 22, The Making of the Making of 2001

Science fiction writer Scott Pearson (Star Trek: The Original Series: The More Things Change) and his daughter welcome author guest Piers Bizony to discuss his amazing new work from Taschen Books, The Making of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. Piers was also the associate producer of the Channel Four documentary 2001: The Making of a Myth, which is included in the extras of the 2001 Blu-ray as well as the special edition DVD.

 

 

Segments

Intro :30

First Seeing 2001 1:12

Meaning and the Test of Time 3:45

Seamless Effects 5:17

Rewatching 2001 8:16

The Pacing of a Painting 8:58

A Story in Pictures 9:27

A Movie that Puts You in Space 10:04

I Knew I Had to Do a Book 11:13

The Making of a Documentary 12:37

Then I Wanted to Do Another Book 14:33

The Project Snowballed 15:45

A Publishing Event 18:55

Scanning the Archives 21:16

A Three-Year Project 22:19

Journey Beyond the Stars 26:10

Arthur C. Clarke 26:57

New Discoveries 28:25

Launching the Book 33:58

Gerry Anderson 35:05

Ed Bishop and Acting in the Dark 35:55

Danger Mouse, Batman, and Modern Myths 37:48

The Limited Edition 38:50

Book Signings and Bad Handwriting 39:44

One of a Kind Project? 40:52

 
 
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The Chronic Rift rumbles back to life with an interview with one of the masters of undead storytelling - Jay Smith.  Jay talks with John about the release of the novel based on his Parsec Award nominated audio work, The Diary of Jill Woodbine.  He talks about what went into making the novel, the development of it as a Kindle work for Amazon and his reasons for making it available now.  Take a listen to the podcast and then head on over to Amazon and get your copy today.

Pick up a copy of The Diary of Jill Woodbine via our Amazon store.  In doing so, you not only support Jay but you also support the podcast as well.  Thank you.

Comment on this episode here or by writing john@chronicrift.com.  Please rate the episode using our star system at the bottom of this entry.


 


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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Penguin, Joker, Riddler, and Catwoman have all teamed up to hatch a plot that not only threatens Gotham City, not only threatens the country, but rather threatens the entire world.  Their objective - the United World Organization main assembly.  And only two people stand in their way - Batman and Robin.  Can the Dynamic Duo stop the Fearsome Foursome with the aid of their newest entries in their crimefighting arsenal?  Stay glued to your seats, Citizens.  It's going to be a bumpy ride as John is joined by Geek Radio Daily's Billy Flynn, Cinefantatique Online's Dan Person, and Gotham City 14 Miles editor and writer, Jim Beard to discuss the 1966 movie.

Comment on the episode here or write thebatcavepodcast@gmail.com. Take a moment to rate the episode by using our star system at the bottom of this entry.



 


Bill Vernon, AKA “the Wonderful Billy Flynn,” brings the funny each week on Geek Radio Daily! His daytime alter ego is mild-mannered (well, that part is a stretch) on-air talent at WRAR Radio Station in Virginia. He actually gets paid to sit on his butt and run his mouth! His “edumacation” is from UNC-Wilmington and the Columbia School of Broadcasting. When he is not gracing the podcasting airways with his comedic stylings, you can find Billy Flynn on Xbox Live (flynn71), rockin’ out on Guitar Hero or Rock Band, watching movies, reading comics, working out, or posting on the forums at geekradiodaily.com (ding!)

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

A native of Toledo, Ohio, Jim Beard was introduced to comic books at an early age by his father, who passed on to him a love for the medium and the pulp characters who preceded it. After decades of reading, collecting and dissecting comics, Jim became a published writer when he sold a story to DC Comics in 2002. Since that time he's written official Star Wars and Ghostbusters comic stories and contributed articles and essays to several volumes of comic book history.

His prose work includes GOTHAM CITY 14 MILES, a book of essays on the 1966 Batman TV series; SGT. JANUS, SPIRIT-BREAKER, a collection of pulp ghost stories featuring an Edwardian occult detective; MONSTER EARTH, a giant monster anthology; and CAPTAIN ACTION: RIDDLE OF THE GLOWING MEN, the first pulp prose novel based on the classic 1960s action figure.

Currently, Jim provides regular content for Marvel.com, the official Marvel Comics website, and is a regular columnist for Toledo Free Press.

Websites:

http://www.facebook.com/thebeardjimbeard

http://www.sgtjanus.blogspot.com

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Tonights Diners: Scott and Miles


Welcome to the Diner

If you have listened to the show for sometime, we would love to have you leave feedback on iTunes. We know not all of you use iTunes, but for those that do, it helps us become more visible. If you dont use iTunes, your feedback is still valuable. Visit our webpage at http://scifidinerpodcast.com and leave a comment on the show notes or email us at scifidinerpodcast@gmail.com We want to know what you are thinking about what we are saying and what shows you are watching.

 

Tonight's Menu: Welcome to the SciFi Rewind: Firefly

Firefly is an American space western drama television series created by writer and director Joss Whedon, under his Mutant Enemy Productions label. Whedon served as an executive producer, along with Tim Minear. The series is set in the year 2517, after the arrival of humans in a new star system, and follows the adventures of the renegade crew of Serenity, a “Firefly-class” spaceship. The ensemble cast portrays the nine characters who live on Serenity. Whedon pitched the show as “nine people looking into the blackness of space and seeing nine different things”. The show explores the lives of a group of people who fought on the losing side of a civil war and others who now make a living on the outskirts of society, as part of the pioneer culture that exists on the fringes of their star system. In this future, the only two surviving superpowers, the United States and China, fused to form the central federal government, called the Alliance, resulting in the fusion of the two cultures. According to Whedon’s vision, “nothing will change in the future: technology will advance, but we will still have the same political, moral, and ethical problems as today” - See more at: http://scifidinerpodcast.com/#sthash.3OFlyp6j.dpuf


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I am Clay Dugger, The Podcast Cowboy, and I want to welcome you to the third episode of Watching the Skies: From “Who Goes There?” to “The Thing”.

This five episode mini-series will explore “Who Goes There?”, the wonderful story by John W. Campbell, Jr., and all the great entertainment that it has spawned.

In this episode, I am joined by my good friend Paul Elard Cooley. He and I discuss the John Carpenter 1982 movie, “The Thing”. This is one of the modern day Horror classics.

The podcast I have with my wife, “This and That with Him and Her (and sometimes It)”, can be found on the Chronic Rift Network. Go to http://chronicrift.com.

 

You can find my audio adaptation of “Who Goes There?” at http://mustbenicestudios.podomatic.com.

Comment on the episode here or write john@chronicrift.com. Take a moment to rate the episode by using our star system at the bottom of this entry.

 




Paul Elard Cooley is a Houston, Texas author who writes historical fantasy, psychological thrillers, Science Fiction, and gritty puppet noir. Don’t ask.

Paul has several of his own books available and has collaborated with New York Times Bestseller Scott Sigler.

You can find Paul’s fiction and essays on the topic of creating over at https://shadowpublications.com.

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Say it isn’t the end of IN THE FLESH! The BBC3/BBC America series created and written by Dominic Mitchell has been a captivating new take on the zombie genre, and this episode we look at the Series 2 finale and where things might go from there…if they just commit to making more episodes! The Doctor also gives us a report on his appearance at the Denver Comic Con, June 13-15, 2014, and fields a couple questions from listeners!

Show Music: “Bitter Pill” (feat. Vosmoy) by Still Pluto.

We welcome all feedback at doctorofthedead@yahoo.comcontact@g2vpodcast.com, or on the G2V Facebook page! Find the show on Twitter at @DoctoroftheDead!

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This time on Presenting the Transcription Feature, we revisit two old favorites.  On The Jack Benny Program, Jack and Mary attend a special showing of suave British actor Ronald Colman's latest movie, A Double Life.  Colman and his wife Benita Hume play themselves in this episode.  They were frequent guests on Jack’s show.  So much so that many people thought they were actually his next door neighbors.  On Dragnet, Friday and Romero are up against a criminal armed with a bomb who’s threatening to blow up City Hall unless his convict brother is released.

 

 

 

Episodes

The Jack Benny Program

February 1, 1948

4:43

Dragnet

"The Big Bomb"

July 13, 1950

 

34:55


 

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The Chronic Rift Network is thrilled to be able to have the comedy stylings of Dan Lackaye and Travis Searle on our network. The voyage of radio genius continues with a new episode.  Starting out as The Pirate Ship in the 90s, the boys charted the rough waters of the early days of the Internet and managed to deliver comedy gold week after week.  They were one of the inspirations for The Chronic Rift becoming a podcast.  Last fall, Dan & Travis reunited with a new podcast, bringing back many of the elements of the original Pirate Ship, and John has been on their case to join the network ever since.

Travis returns and regales us with tales of life as a married man.  Plus, there's a new round of DAN THE MAN, a new RUSH TO JUDGEMENT segment, the news with Travis, and the premiere of a new segment - MAY I SUGGEST.  It's a new Dan & Travis Show.Check out all the fun of past episode by visiting them on the web.

SHOW OPEN

  • Travis recaps three weeks of wedded and homeymooned bliss.
  • A new round of DAN THE MAN

RUSH TO JUDGEMENT - Ken is back to make some Peart-inent points on drummers

THE NEWS WITH TRAVIS

  • Inflatable Intercourse
  • A Salad for Your Sexing
  • Another Comedy Bot: No Laughing Matter

SHOW CLOSE

IMPOSSIBLE TRAVIA – Real Names

MAY I SUGGEST… – New Segment! Travis reviews “And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead” album Source Tags & Codes and passes on a recommendation for Dan.

Find us online at thedanandtravisshow.libsyn.com, at Facebook, follow us on twitter @thedanandtravis, add us on Google+, email the MailSac at danandtravis@gmail.com, or find us at The Chronic Rift Network.


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Tonights Diners: Scott and Miles


Welcome to the Diner

If you have listened to the show for sometime, we would love to have you leave feedback on iTunes. We know not all of you use iTunes, but for those that do, it helps us become more visible. If you dont use iTunes, your feedback is still valuable. Visit our webpage at http://scifidinerpodcast.com and leave a comment on the show notes or email us at scifidinerpodcast@gmail.com We want to know what you are thinking about what we are saying and what shows you are watching.

 

Tonight's Menu:

We are looking for those of you who are interested in becoming SciFi Diner Correspondents for the SciFi Diner Podcast. We are looking for people who can give us Science Fiction Convention reports, do interviews, and give us book and movie reviews. The perks of this is that we can get you into conventions as press and that means in many cases free. Once the form has been filled out, give us a week to look over it. We’ll have a code of Con-duct (spelling intentional) we’ll need you to agree to since you’ll be representing the Diner. It’s not too strenuous. And we’ll probably want to chat with you too. We look forward to having you on board. – See more at: http://scifidinerpodcast.com/correspondents/#sthash.Wl79gwYy.dpuf


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After receiving strange orders from superiors to keep away from HG World, McInnes and Grant turn their attention to the Happy Valley Militia, a quasi-military government reaching out from north-central Pennsylvania to control large sections of the state. As the public begins turning to these groups for help in the absence of a central government, rumors circulate of the mysterious "Generals" and their carnival-styled camps popping up in the western part of the state. Inside and under cover, Grant and McInnes find every kind of excess imaginable. Everything is for sale or trade. But what's beneath the surface?

Featuring KEITH R A DECANDIDO AS TODD RAGE, GLEN BARTRAM AS HUGH THE BARKER, AYOUB KHOTE AS McINNES, MICHAEL L STOKES AS GRANT, FRANK BEDENE AS HAL, SCOTT C WENTWORTH AS DUKE, KIMBERLY GIANOPOULOS AS ROSE, GWENDOLYN JENSEN-WOODARD AS JO, RON RUNEBORG AS YING, JULES ISMAIL AS DIRK AND KIRK and FRANK BEDENE as BENTON.

The episode was Written and Directed by Jay Smith. Dialogue Processing and Digital Services Provided by Michael Stokes Production Assistance by Martha Linbo-Terhaar, Carole Stokes, Gwendolyn Jensen-Woodard and Ginny Stokes. Production Logo and additional Art by Adrianna Linbo-Terhaar This show was edited (FOR THE LAST TIME) with Magix Music Maker and (IN SOME GOOD WAYS BY) Reaper with some Sound Effects from freesound.org. For a full list of Freesound contributors, please visit us at www.goodmorningsurvivors.com.

Jonathan Coulton appears courtesy of the Creative Commons License. Visit jonathancoulton.com for music downloads and concert information.

HG World is a production of 3015 North Studios. www.goodmorningsurvivors.com.


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I am Clay Dugger, The Podcast Cowboy, and I want to welcome you to the second episode of Watching the Skies:From “Who Goes There?” to “The Thing”.

This five episode mini-series will explore “Who Goes There?”, the wonderful story by John W. Campbell, Jr., and all the great entertainment that it has spawned

In this episode, I am joined by my good friend Paul K. Bisson. He and I discuss the classic 1951 movie, “The Thing from Another World”. This is one of the first “space monster come to Earth” flicks that ruled the 1950’s.

Paul K. Bisson is the narrative voice of The Food Network’s “Restaurant Stakeout”. He has also been interviewed for the Time-Life “Six Million Dollar Man - The Complete Collection” DVD set.

Paul is the co-creator of “Cyborgs: A Bionic Podcast”, found on The Chronic Rift Network.

You can find Paul over at www.bionicfans.net and www.abionicpodcast.com.

The podcast I have with my wife, “This and That with Him and Her (and sometimes It)”, can be found on the Chronic Rift Network. Go to http://chronicrift.com.

 

You can find my audio adaptation of “Who Goes There?” at http://mustbenicestudios.podomatic.com.

Comment on the episode here or write john@chronicrift.com. Take a moment to rate the episode by using our star system at the bottom of this entry.




For a poor kid growing up in Boston (where there wasn't much to do except watch TV or go outside and find trouble), they were doorways into the worlds of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and comics. And they remain the cornerstones of Paul K. Bisson's inner Fanboy.

Today, Paul is an actor, writer, independent media producer, and all-around Geek. He still collects comics (mostly DC and definitely Wonder Woman), he founded the member-rich Bionic Fan Network (http://www.bionicfans.net) and an ambitious online Bionic encyclopedia, The Bionic Wiki (http://www.bionic.wikia.com), he's the webmaster of The Omen Chronicles, the only fansite devoted to the Omen film series (http://www.omenchronicles.com), and he's co-host and co-producer on Cyborgs: A Bionic Podcast, (http://www.abionicpodcast.com) a mostly twice a month podcast looking at each and every episode of The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman.

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It's double your pleasure, double your fun as The Weekly Podioplex offers two weeks worth of movie and DVD release offerings.  First up though, it might be a new address, but enough people found 22 Jump Street to make it the number one movie at the box office this weekend.  But will the next two weeks of release offerings make it a one week hit wonder?  Michael Falkner has this and more on a new The Weekly Podioplex.

Check out the full show notes here and comment on the episode or write weeklypodioplex@gmail.com.


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The Batcave Podcast has just completed its look at the first season of the 1966 Batman television series.  Over the course of the first 17 episodes, the podcast has taken shape into something John hopes everyone enjoys.  But there was a different format John considered before going ahead with the show you are listening to today.  He tried out this format by sitting down with author Dayton Ward and the two recorded a commentary on the first episode of the series.  Here is the first part, edited in its entirety for your listenening pleasure.  Stay tuned, Batfans.  Next week, we're looking at the 1966 theatrical release.

TheRiddler has plans for Batman in the form of a lawsuit claiming false arrest, but Batman knows the Riddler is not as innocent as he seems. Can Batman deduce the Riddler's scheme from the puzzles he's hidden inside the lawsuit?  Can he figure out that Robin isn't Robin?  And can we find all the ideas that would be repeated throughout the series that first led to its success and would ultimately lead to its downfall?

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Dayton Ward is the author of numerous media tie-in fiction works in such realms as Star Trek and The 4400.  He is also the author of such original works as Counterstrike, The Last World War, Book 2 and The Genesis Protocol. When he's not writing or working for a software design firm, he's busy indoctrinating his two lovely daughters into the worlds that have so seriously warped his mind.

 

 

 

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Tonights Diners:M. Sieiro Garcia, Ann Carey, and Sarah Boyle


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The SciFi Dinette: The Girls Take Over

You know, it’s about time the women took charge.  Sieiro Garcia, Ann Carey, and Sarah Boyle take over the Diner and give you a taste of everything. Some of the items on the menu are:

Dresden by Jim Butcher

Temeraire by Naomi Novik

The Joco Cruise

Artemis

Maleficent

Midichlorian Rhapsody

Batman: Hush

Knights of Bad Assdom

Charlaine Harris

Lois McMaster Bujold

Grover Gardner

Thundercats

Ultron

Power Rangers J

Jack Kirby

The Flash/Arrow

 

Buffy (movie and tv show)

 

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The Chronic Rift Network is thrilled to be able to have the comedy stylings of Dan Lackaye and Travis Searle on our network. The voyage of radio genius continues with a new episode.  Starting out as The Pirate Ship in the 90s, the boys charted the rough waters of the early days of the Internet and managed to deliver comedy gold week after week.  They were one of the inspirations for The Chronic Rift becoming a podcast.  Last fall, Dan & Travis reunited with a new podcast, bringing back many of the elements of the original Pirate Ship, and John has been on their case to join the network ever since.

Handsome Timmy Davis fills in for Travis this week and speculates on how Travis is living as a married man.  The two discuss the sad, late mourning of the late Rue McClanahan.  There's also news from Tim and some archival material from the Pirate Ship days.  It's a new Dan & Travis Show.Check out all the fun of past episode by visiting them on the web.

SHOW OPEN

  • Tim speculates on how Travis be livin’
  • How To Spot The Conspiracy Theorists and Other Tales Of Facebook Fails starring Dan Lackaye, Tim Davis, and Scott Huler
  • Ruing the late mourning of Rue

Follow Tim on WordPress: http://handsometimmyd.wordpress.com

Also, check out the Kickstarter Tim mentioned, Army Of The Lost Horizon, put together by some of our Emerson College classmates

 

SOME PIRATE SHIP CLIPS

  • From the College Days – The Pirate Ship Pirate calls in from the high seas!
  • From the Streaming RealAudio Days – Prank calls from the Superfriends

 

THE NEWS WITH TIM

  • Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Slut For The D?
  • Cool as a cucumber, being held tightly in the hand of a public library masturbator
  • None Of The Above gets most of the love in Nevada

 

SHOW CLOSE

  • Impossible Travia: Tim Edition – FAMOUS TIMS
  • The Sports Education Of Handsome Timmy D Continues
  • All by himself in Vegas, he stays in the airport and Timmy thinks that’s dumb

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It’s back to Roarton and IN THE FLESH, the BBC3/BBC America zombie…excuse us, PDS sufferers…television series created and written by Dominic Mitchell! We’re almost at the end of Series 2, and a lot has happened since we last looked in on Kieren Walker, Amy Dyer, and the rest of the gang. This time we catch up on episodes 2-5 just in time for what is sure to be a powerful finale, but is life – and death – getting any better for the residents of Roarton? Is a Second Rising looming in their future, and can it only happen if the First Risen faces his or her eternal doom? Can happiness and harmony be found in a new world where old fears and prejudices – not to mention new ones – have risen along with the “Redeemed?” And perhaps most importantly, can a zombie evolve and even find true love?

Show Music: “Bitter Pill” (feat. Vosmoy) by Still Pluto.

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Join THIS AND THAT WITH HIM AND HER host Clay Dugger as he explores our fascination with the unknown as explored from the novella "Who Goes There?" by John Campbell to the movie versions known as THE THING.  This five episode mini-series begins with a discussion of the story that started it all.  In August of 1938, Astounding Science-Fiction published John Campell's novella, "Who Goes There?"  A group of researchers in Antarctica locate a spaceship that has been embedded in the ice for 20 million years.  They recover the alien pilot and the story unfolds from there.

Each episode of the podcast will feature a different guest host to look at a different aspect of this growing phenomenon. Joining Clay for the first podcast is Dave Robison, host of the Roundtable Podcast.

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Dave Robison has indulged in creative pursuits his entire life.  His CV includes writing Curious George fan-fiction at the age of eight, improv theater at age ten, playing trumpet at age twelve, as well as a theater degree, creating magazine cover art, writing audio scripts, designing websites, creating board games, hosting mythological roundtables and generally savoring the sweet draught of expression in all its forms.  His years of exploration give him a unique, informed, and eloquent perspective on the art of storytelling.

 

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The Penguin is back in town and his target is Alfred, the faithful butler of millionaire Bruce Wayne.  Batman and Robin are called in to investigate, but a short time later, Alfred is released, safe and sound.  What has happened to Alfred as he now has an odd twitch about him?  Will Batman and Robin find out before the Penguin is able to execute his entire caper?

Joining John to talk about the final episode of the first season is Batman fan, Mike Fichera.

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Mike Fichera got his start as a Bat-fan during infancy when, according to his brother Victor, one of his first words was shouting "Batman! Green ones!" from the high chair while attempting to miscolor the caped crusader. As a fan of the 60’s Batman show, he learned to exclaim BIF! POW! BAM!  with every stubbed toe, or tumble down the staircase. Years later, Mike became an occasional guest on the cable-TV Chronic Rift as a Spider-Man expert and as the “shameless guy who would dress in silly costumes” for sight gags. Since 2004, Mike has been a freelance writer and artist for Marvel Comics, putting his knowledge of Spider-Man to use for the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe. Though more a Marvel than a DC, he owes much of his riddle-deciphering skills to the Dynamic Duo, and his breathy acting style to Adam West.

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The fault didn't lie in The Fault in Our Stars at the box office weekend.  The drama easily beat Maleficent to take the top of the box office.  Find out this and more as Michael Falkner hosts the third anniversary edition of the Weekly Podioplex.

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This time on Presenting the Transcription Feature, it’s a mixture of comedy and drama. The Great Gildersleevewas a spin-off of Fibber McGee and Molly.  Life in the cozy, small town of Summerfield still manages to provide plenty of challenge for Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve. Will Gildy be able to maintain his position as president of the Jolly Boys Social Club, or is he doomed by a combination of his own good intentions and pomposity?  Then it’s our first western.  On Have Gun Will Travel, mysterious gunslinger-for-hire Paladin, gets more than he bargained for when he agrees to transport a prisoner for the Texas Rangers.

 

 

Episodes

 

The Great Gildersleeve

“Jolly Boys Election”

October 3, 1951

5:27

 

Have Gun Will Travel

“Fair Fugitive”

November 22, 1959

38:40


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In this Case File, John and Paul sit down and talk with actor Tom Schanley.  To bionic fans, he played Michael Austin in The Return of The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman, but there is so much more as John and Paul discover in this interview.  We talk about his desire to be an actor and his family support, his first roles, and his Six Million Degrees of Star Trek Separation besides his obvious appearance on Enterprise.
 

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It all started 30 miles north of Boston, in the quaint New England coastal town of Manchester, Mass. At a young age, despite a loving family, proper upbringing and a good education, Tom Schanley decided to become an actor ---- Three defibrillator charges later, his parents threw their support behind him and the journey began.
 
That journey took him to school in New Hampshire, San Diego, England and finally the acting program at USC, where during his junior year, he landed his first professional role as Whit Champion, on the NBC drama series "The Yellow Rose."
 
After college, Tom continued studying acting with some of the best in the business: Vince Chase, Stella Adler, Winn Handman, and Roy London, to name but a few.
 
His body of work grew as well, including the television movie "The Alamo - Thirteen Days To Glory" with Alec Baldwin, the starring role in "The Return of the Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman," and stints on shows with shorter titles like "Fame," "Dynasty," "Melrose Place," and "Lonesome Dove." (He sang "country" on Fame, ladies).
 
Feature films were also on the menu. Among them, "Fever Pitch," directed by the legendary Richard Brooks, "Red Rock West" (there's a story behind that one), "Courage Under Fire," directed by Ed Zwick, starring Denzel Washington and "Conspiracy Theory," starring Mel Gibson, among others.
 
Tom continued to exercise his theater chops as well, with notable roles in the award winning "Getting Out," at the Cast Theatre, "The Wager," at the Colony Theatre and as Mark Antony in the critically acclaimed LA Shakespeare Festival production of "Julius Caesar." Tom also spent eight years with the comedy improve troop WITHOUT A NET.
 
Then came the new millennium, and with it Tom's "multi-hyphenate" status. Alongside friend and actor Jon Lindstrom, Tom wrote and Executive-Produced the feature film "The Hard Easy," starring David Boreanaz, Vera Farmiga, Henry Thomas, Bruce Dern and Peter Weller. Their second script, "Head High" is currently the subject of a bidding war at two major studios - OK - "should" be the subject of a bidding war, or so they think. Tom has a number of solo projects in the pipeline as well. Among them, the un-romantic feature film comedy "Dating Tammy," and the TV pilot "Tee Time." "Saying" the lines however, is still Tom's first love and priority, and the past couple of years have offered plenty of that: "Dexter", "Criminal Minds", "Without a Trace", " The CSI'S", "The Forgotten"..... (and a really cool puppet show in Venice Beach).
 
Tom happily resides beach-side, Santa Monica, CA. Stay tuned.
 
 

 


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The speaker of the Louisiana State Senate. An agoraphobic starfish. Two copies of Playboy with their centerfolds torn out. These are probably the only things actor Doug Jones hasn’t been in his variegated career. In makeup and out, whether playing an amphibious scholar, a benevolent alien, or a mute, demonic organ harvester, Jones has managed to create roles that have been at once vivid, evocative, and memorable.

It happens to be a good time for Jones. Not only was there the recent video release of the ultra-violent grindhouse action film, RAZE — in which Jones plays the entitled overseer of an all-female death-match — but the complete third season disc set of FALLING SKIES, where Jones is the alien ambassador Cochise, has just come out, and now Jones appears as a wandering (and canny) minstrel in the dizzyingly eclectic post-apocalyptic/ROAD WARRIOResque/alien invasion/western, DUST OF WAR, which just became available on VOD. We’re thrilled to be able to talk with Doug Jones about all of this, and more, as we kick off our second season of THE CFQ INTERVIEW. Click on the player to hear the show.

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Keith reads a selection from his recently published, The Klingon Art of War, his first published Star Trek work in recent years.
 
Pick up a copy of The Klingon Art of War via our Amazon store.  In doing so, you not only support Keith and show the power that be at Simon and Schuster that you wish more Trek literature by Keith, but you also support the podcast as well.  Thank you.

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The Chronic Rift Network is thrilled to be able to have the comedy stylings of Dan Lackaye and Travis Searle on our network. The voyage of radio genius continues with a new episode.  Starting out as The Pirate Ship in the 90s, the boys charted the rough waters of the early days of the Internet and managed to deliver comedy gold week after week.  They were one of the inspirations for The Chronic Rift becoming a podcast.  Last fall, Dan & Travis reunited with a new podcast, bringing back many of the elements of the original Pirate Ship, and John has been on their case to join the network ever since.

Gabe fills in for Travis on Show 028, and spouts soccer and we urn our keep. Plus, more classic Dan & Travis clips from the days of yore! It's a new Dan & Travis Show.Check out all the fun of past episode by visiting them on the web.

SHOW OPEN

  • “I was saying ‘Bio-Urns’”
  • A “Hands”-on look at the World Cup (but no hands on the ball itself)

 

SOME PIRATE SHIP CLIPS

  • From the College Days - An Interview With Robert Smith From The Cure
  • From the Streaming RealAudio Days – Tim looks for Damon and Affleck

 

THE NEWS WITH GABE

  • Daddies+daughters+dishes=diverse job options
  • The Great Beer Swindle of 2014
  • Mr. Skin

 

SHOW CLOSE

  • Impossible Travia: Gabe Edition – TWINS
  • He likes to fly where eagles dare

 

 

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Maleficent cast quite the spell at the box office this past weekend, but does it have enough magic to hold that place as we move into the June box office season?  There's so big news for Marvel and other franchise movie properties.  Michael Falkner has this as well as new TV-on-DVD releases and more on a new Weekly Podioplex.

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Episode 21, S.H.I.E.L.D Takes Over the World

Science fiction writer Scott Pearson (Star Trek: The Original Series: The More Things Change) and his daughter discuss the ever-expanding world of S.H.I.E.L.D.as seen in the Marvel movies and the first season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., looking forward to what could be in store in season two.

 

 

Segments

Intro :30

S.H.I.E.L.D. and Coulson in the Movies 1:00

Isn’t Coulson Dead? 2:22

A Season in Two Unequal Parts 3:40

No Mutants! 5:00

The Agents of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 6:50

The Marvel Universe: Movies vs. TV 9:12

Everything Changed in Episode Sixteen 12:00

Turns Out Coulson was Dead 13:49

S.H.I.E.L.D. Kicks into High Gear 15:23

The ’Ships 16:50

Patton Oswalt 19:16

Agent Maria Hill 19:40

Deathlok 20:07

Ward and May and Skye, Oh My 21:45

Grading the Season on a Curve 26:51

Between S.H.I.E.L.D. Falling and Age of Ultron 27:36

Ward vs. Fitz/Simmons and the Return of Fury 28:35

 

Looking Forward to Season Two 32:17

 
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The Riddler returns to Gotham and confounds Batman and Robin with a new string of riddles.  While the Dynamic Duo race about in response to the riddles, the Prince of Puzzlers is filming the entire thing.  What is his ultimate plan?  What is the purpose of the film?  Will Batman figure it out or misinterpret the clues?

Joining John to talk about Frank Gorshin's last first season turn as The Riddler is author Robert Greenberger.

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Robert Greenberger (born July 24, 1958) is a writer and editor.

Greenberger was born in Brooklyn in New York City, the son of Edwin L. Greenberger and Joan Greenberger. A lifelong fan of comic books, comic strips, science fiction and Star Trek, he drifted towards writing and editing, encouraged by his father and inspired by Superman’s alter ego, Clark Kent.

While at SUNY-Binghamton, Greenberger wrote and edited for the college newspaper, Pipe Dream, moving from general assignment writer to Arts Editor, Managing Editor and ultimately Editor-in-Chief.  He served an internship at Gannett’s Binghamton Sun-Bulletin as a feature writer and reviewer.

Upon graduation, he worked for Starlog Press as Managing Editor ofFangoria.  He was also an Associate Editor for Starlog and while there, created Comics Scene, the first nationally distributed magazine to focus on comic books, comic strips and animation.  The magazine lasted 11 issues before its first cancellation at which time Greenberger went to work on their sports magazines.

In 1984, he joined DC Comics as an Assistant Editor, working with Len Wein and Marv Wolfman on DC’s Golden Anniversary projects Who’s Who andCrisis on Infinite Earths.  He went on to act as assistant editor to numerous titles for each editor until he was promoted to editor.  During his tenure, his titles included Star Trek, Suicide Squad, Warlord, Doom Patrol, Lois Lane, Action Comics Weekly, Time Masters, Secret Origins, The Hacker Files and others.

By 1990, he had given up editing to become the company’s Editorial Coordinator, helping grow the Editorial Administration department.  When he left the company, he was Manager-Editorial Operations.

In March 2000, he left DC to become a Producer for Gist Communications, television news and listings web site. After ten months there, he learned some new skills and got out before the dotcom bubble burst.

In January 2001, he joined Marvel Comics as Director-Publishing Operations.  During his year with the company, he oversaw editorial schedules, Production, Manufacturing, the Print Library, and other departments.

In January 2002, he left Marvel and rejoined DC in May 2002 as a Senior Editor-Collected Editions.  He helped grow that department, introducing new formats and improving the editions’ editorial content. He also managed DC’s ElfQuest publishing program.

He left DC in January 2006, becoming a freelance writer and editor.  His clients included Weekly World News, Platinum Studios, scifi.com, DC and Marvel. By June, he was offered the post of Managing Editor at Weekly World News where he helped transition the newspaper from being produced jointly in Florida and New York to just NYC.

When the paper folded in August 2007, he resumed his freelance career which continues to this date.  Along the way, he helped revitalize Famous Monsters of Filmland and served as News Editor at ComicMix from August through December 2008.

He is a member of the Science Fiction Writers of America and theInternational Association of Media Tie-In Writers.  He served on the final Nebula Short Fiction Jury.

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Tonights Diners: Scott


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George Lucas in Love is an independent, live action, parodical short film that started attracting notice in June 1999 when it was passed around Hollywood offices as a filmmaker's "calling card". The film was directed by Joe Nussbaum, a University of Southern California graduate.

In the film, George Lucas is a USC college student in 1967, and he's suffering from writer's block as he tries to write a movie about a young space farmer with a bad crop of "space wheat". Everywhere he goes, viewers see classmates and teachers that either resemble, or will influence the creation of, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Darth Vader, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Jabba the Hutt, R2-D2, and C-3PO. Lucas is surrounded by inspiration, but he sees nothing. Not even his advisor, who looks and speaks suspiciously like Yoda, is able to help him.

Eventually, young Lucas meets his muse, a young woman (with a very unusual hairdo) named Marion who is "kind of leading a student rebellion". After they meet, everything falls into place for Lucas, as she urges him to "write what you know." His writer's block dissipates and he quickly finishes his masterpiece. However, his shot at romance with the girl is blown when he discovers she's his sister. In a post-credits scene, a depressed Lucas gets a new idea when his neighbor introduces Lucas to his new pet... a duck named Howard.

Joe Nussbaum is an American film director. A graduate of the University of Southern California, he got his break into the movie industry by passing around Hollywood offices his short film George Lucas in Love. The success of the film eventually got him a deal with Dreamworks, and he has since directed films such as the 2004 production Sleepover, the 2006 film American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile and the 2007 film Sydney White starring Amanda Bynes. His latest project was the Walt Disney Pictures film Prom, starring Aimee Teegarden and Nicholas Braun. He currently is working at MTV writing for and occasionally directing “Awkward."

Joe grew up in Saint Louis Park, Minnesota—a suburb of Minneapolis—through junior high school. At the age of twelve he received a camcorder and proceeded to write and make films without an editing machine. When he started high school the family moved to Brighton, New York—a suburb of Rochester. While in high school, he turned the morning announcements into a closed circuit television program. He also acted in high school plays and one at Nazareth College.

His parents are Daniel II, a retired developmental pediatrician and Alice née Rosenthal, a Jewish educator and internationally known Judaic needlework designer. His paternal grandfather was born in Germany. His maternal grandfather and paternal grandmother were born in Ukraine. His maternal grandmother's family probably came from northeastern Europe, but they have lost all their immigration data.

As a youth, Joe was active in haBonim, the labor Zionist youth movement. He spent many summers at their Camp Tavor in Three Rivers, Michigan, and a year on Kibbutz Urim in Israel.

 

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Over five years ago, John created an audio drama series with the intention of making it a regular occurrence.  It didn't happen, but now John is almost done with his grad school work and can devote his time more to a project such as this.  Because of that, he is releasing the first five episodes to get everyone on board with the story.  Take a moment to comment here or by writing john@chronicrift.com.

In 1977, the United States government determined that one in every ten million Americans was gifted with a paranormal ability. It immediately set up a commission to look into the growing phenomenon. It was decided that a special, top-secret research facility was needed to study the matter further. Today, in a world where the paranormal is normal, the unexpected happens within the walls of The Dome.

"Ethics" - A Russian satellite comes crashing down in upstate New York.  Its contents hold a special interest to the members of the Dome.  A paranormal with electrical manipulation abilities was on board the satellite, sleeping in a cryogenic state for over thirty years.  The crew must find him before he is found by the U.S. government or the Russian Mafia.  In addition, they have to come to terms with their trust of a new administrator who appears very mysterious to them.

Cast

Andrea K. Lipinski, Orenthal V. Hawkins, Toni- Marie Farrell, John S. Drew, Keith R.A. DeCandido,

Jordan Rivers, Judith Furnari, David Alexander McDonald, Jeremy Brown and Susan Drew

Written by John S. Drew

Produced and Drected by John S. Drew

Theme music and episode score by Lenny Ackley

 

 


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