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Welcome to the Diner

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Michael Welch

Michael Welch is best known for his role as the popular Mike Newton in The Twilight Saga film series (2008-2011) and Luke Girardi in the beloved TV series Joan of Arcadia (2003-2005).

2014 is shaping up to be an excellent year for Michael with the expected release of 4 films, The Boys of Abu Ghraib, The Well, Boy Meets Girl, and The Grounds, with others potentially on the horizon. In November 2013 and January of this year, he filmed the paranormal thrillers, Cawdor and Until Someone Gets Hurt, respectively.

Films released in 2013 that Welch starred in are: Grace Unplugged, Hansel and Gretel Get Baked, All The Boys Love Mandy Lane and The Demented.

Welch has portrayed intense roles as the leading man in Independent films as Born Bad, Unrequited and Lost Dream.

Michael can be seen in award-winning festival favorites such as Archies Final Project, An American Crime, United States of Leland, American Son, and The Cover-up.

Welch is familiar to television audiences for his many starring roles on Emmy Award-winning shows, most recently Grimm, CSI: NY, Criminal Minds, and Bones. During the past several years he appeared on CSI, an arc on The Riches, CSI: Miami, Numb3rs, Law & Order: SVU, Crossing Jordan, NCIS, Cold Case, and Without a Trace. His earlier years included performances on Stargate: SG-1, Judging Amy, The District, Touched by an Angel, Malcolm in the Middle, The X-Files, The Pretender, 7th Heaven, Chicago Hope, and Frasier.

Welch won best actor at the 2011 First Glance Film Festival in Hollywood for his portrayal of a troubled young man in Unrequited. He is the recipient of two Young Artist Awards, first for his performance in Star Trek: Insurrection at the age of 10 as Artim, and the second for his work as Luke Girardi on the hit television series Joan of Arcadia, which ran for two seasons on CBS.

In spite of his busy schedule, it is essential to Michael to give back. Welch raised $12,000 in 2013 to drill a clean water well for a village of 500 people in Swatziland. He also received the Pioneering Spirit Award from The Thirst Project in 2011 for his outstanding efforts in raising awareness and money to provide clean drinking water. In 2010, Welch was invited to Germany by the USO to support both wounded soldiers and over 600 military youth. Welch was Co-Chair for 4th annual Walk on The Horizon, an event to raise awareness and resources for adults with disabilities. For over 10 years, Welch hosted and entertained less fortunate youth with Kids With A Cause.


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Here's how Tim describes this episode:

"A very interesting Episode 8 is on deck. This week I welcome publicist AJ Feuerman. AJ’s experience in public relations runs a wide spectrum of many projects of varying media platforms. She’s done work for artists such as Bon Jovi, The Rolling Stones and The Who. As well as for TV shows like Glee, Homeland and Burn Notice. She’s also done PR for the feature films Rampart, Puncture and Trespass (but she is not biased against movies with more than one word in their title.)

In this episode, we discuss the challenges of image management for huge big budget projects as well as branding yourself in the internet age. We also break the fourth wall a little bit talking about the world of blogging in the ever-changing digital landscape. And an avid Whovian, AJ and I discuss the brand new season of Doctor Who with the brand new Doctor, Peter Capaldi, I hope you enjoy.

Quick-note: There were a few moments of lost internet connection during the interviews so you may hear some edit points where I cleaned those up. It should not effect any listening enjoyment."

Comment on this episode here or by writing john@chronicrift.com.

Links

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Unfortunately we couldn’t find the Vanity Fair article referenced in the podcast but AJ sent these along:
http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,1045856,00.html
http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/life/people/2005-04-05-housewives-vanity-fair_x.htm


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Science fiction writer Scott Pearson (Star Trek: The Original Series: The More Things Change) and his daughter welcome comic book historian Alan “Sizzler” Kistler to talk about—you guessed it—comic books! Fans, writers, artists, movies, publishers, conventions, women in comics, and more are discussed in a wide-ranging talk that wraps up season two of the show in fine geek style.

 

 

 

 

Segments

Intro :30

Hooked on Comics 1:30

Becoming a Comic Book Historian 10:15

Geek Tests are Stupid 17:54

Marvel vs. DC in Comics and Movies 19:56

Where are the Female Superheroes? 33:13

Tales of San Diego Comic-Con 44:12

Moderating Quentin Tarantino 49:07

Aging and De-Aging Heroes 51:23

Tim Gunn and Agents of S.T.Y.L.E. 56:48

Jumping-On Points for New Marvel Readers 1:01:30

Interviewing Grant Morrison 1:16:50

Agents and Books and Scripts 1:20:40

End Notes 1:25:39


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The Guardians of the Galaxy proves its vialbilty as a franchise with its return to the top of the box office after two weeks away.  Micahel Falkner talks about this and more on a new Weekly Podioplex.

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Aired September 28/29, 1966

 

King Tut returns to Gotham City with what appears to be his usual bag of tricks as the Sphinx returns as well with new proclamations. But there's more to his scheme this time around. He has a plan to subjugate the entire population of Gotham. Can Batman and Robin thwart him?

 

Joining John to talk about King Tut's less than stellar return in author Julio Angel Ortiz.

Get your copy of Gotham City 14 Miles through our Amazon store.  In doing so, you not only get a great collection of essays on the 60's Batman series, but you support The Batcave Podcast as well.  Thank you.

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A native of Toledo, Ohio, Julio Angel Ortiz is a writer in both print and electronic media. Julio has had an audio drama released for the original sci-fi series The Dome with another to be produced shortly and short stories published in collections by Obverse Books featuring Iris Wildthyme and Señor 105. He also has several eBooks available for Kindle via his Vox Camera imprint. When not banging his head against his notebook in order to string words together, Julio works in Information Technology during the day and is also active blogging, posting on Twitter, and working at his photography.

 

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Michael Jan Friedman

Michael Jan Friedman is the author of nearly 70 books of fiction and non-fiction, about half of them set somewhere in the wilds of the Star Trek universe.

In 1992 Friedman wrote Reunion, the first Star Trek: The Next Generation hardcover, which introduced the crew of the Stargazer, Captain Jean-Luc Picard’s first command. Over the years, the popularity of Reunion has spawned a number of Stargazer stories in both prose and comic book formats, including a six-novel original series.

Friedman has also written for the Aliens, Predator, Wolf Man, Lois and Clark, DC Super Hero, Marvel Super Hero, and Wishbone licensed book universes. Eleven of his book titles, including the autobiography Hollywood Hulk Hogan and Ghost Hunting (written with SciFi’s Ghost Hunters), have appeared on the prestigious New York Times primary bestseller list, and his novel adaptation of the Batman & Robin movie was for a time the #1 bestselling book in Poland (really).

Friedman has worked at one time or another in network and cable television, radio, business magazines, and the comic book industry, in the process producing scripts for nearly 180 comic stories. Among his comic book credits is the Darkstar series from DC Comics, which he created with artist Larry Stroman, and the Outlaws limited series, which he created with artist Luke McDonnell. He also co-wrote the story for the acclaimed second-season Star Trek: Voyager episode “Resistance,” which guest-starred Joel Grey.

Currently, Friedman is working on a variety of projects, including a contemporary fantasy novel featuring characters and themes from mythology tentatively called Blood of the Gods, a young adult fantasy novel set in Renaissance times, the true story of an extraordinary Little League team in 1955, and an epic-scale science fiction adventure.

As always, he advises readers that no matter how many Friedmans they know, he is probably not related to any of them.

For more on Michael Jan Friedman and his fiction, visit his personal website, follow him on Twitter@FriedmanMJ, and like him on Facebook.


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Dan Persons says:

Sometimes doing the job is reward in itself. That’s what it was like for me to talk with Greg Nicotero. From DAWN OF THE DEAD to BREAKING BAD, from ARMY OF DARKNESS to OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL, from HOSTEL to SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR, his vivid and creative makeup effects work has brought the fantastic, the grotesque, and the sometimes-just-plain-realistic to a dazzling kaleidoscope of film and TV projects.

That includes THE WALKING DEAD, the blockbuster TV series which scooped up a couple of primetime Emmy awards for Nicotero’s work in bringing the flesh-hungry walkers to gruesome… uh, life? Death? Anyway, in honor of the release of the complete fourth season on DVD and Blu-ray this Tuesday, we got some time with Greg to talk about the finer points of zombie nurturing and care.

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"Before Doctor Who returned in 2005 to become the huge global phenom it is today, a company called Big Finish got the license to produce first-run, full-cast audio dramas. And I’m happy to report they are still going strong to this day. Many of the stories were as good as any Doctor Who on TV (before or since) and several authors in particular stood out from the crowd in taking the good Doctor to brave, new frontiers. One of those authors was Joseph Lidster and I’m very excited that he’s my guest on today’s episode.

Joseph’s story “Master” which was part of the Doctor Who’s 40th anniversary villains trilogy in 2003 was a gothic murder mystery that unabashedly explored the nature of good and evil within one’s soul. I hated Joseph Lidster when I first heard this play because I thought it was simply brilliant. I remain inspired by the piece’s clear cut characters and unapologetic tackling of difficult themes.

When Doctor Who did return, the credit “Written By Joseph Lidster” found its way to our screens on the highly popular spin-off series’ Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures, where Joseph continued to take the lead characters on dark – and often humorous – explorations of their nightmares and their fears. Joseph has since written for the TV show Wizards and Aliens which was produced by Russell T Davies and Phil Ford. Also for Big Finish, Joseph has written for and produced their licensed line of Dark Shadows audio plays. He’s currently working on a new mini-series for the line coming soon called “Bloodlust.”

With the shadow of Robin Williams’ suicide still cast, this is an open and honest discussion about writing about and with clinical depression. Joseph and I swam in some deep waters here which I feel are very beneficial to the overall conversation as we try to expand our understanding of depression and mental illness.  I hope you enjoy."

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Links

Big Finish Audio - "The Rapture"

Big Finish Audio - "Master"

Big Finish Audio - "Bloodlust"

Joe's Twitter

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles continued to dominate the box office last weekend.  Does it have what it takes to do it again this weekend with all the new movie releases on the slate?  After weeks of quiet TV on DVD releases, there is an explosions of options to choose from.  All this, plus a request to help fellow podcaster P.G. Holyfield from Michael Falkner on this week's delayed Weekly Podioplex.

NOTE: This episode was recorded earlier in the week.  Since that time, P.G. has lost his battle with cancer.  We extend our condolences to the family and friends who knew him well.  You can still help though as he leaves behind three daughters and mounting bills from his brief struggle with the disease.  Click on the link here to learn more.

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Anthony sits down with Mike Friesen of Lamp Light Games to discuss their new KS for Nautilus Industries as well as their upcoming release Space Junk.
 
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Michael Falkner takes control of the spotlight as he interviews author Lauren Orbison about her first children's book, Tortellini.

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Lauren Orbison is an independent author residing in Chattanooga, Tennessee with her husband and four ridiculous cats.  She is missing a small portion of her 22nd chromosome and offers a $50 reward if you find it.  Her mutant superpowers include befriending dragons, writing down her observations, and talking until people's ears fall off.  Tortellini is her first published book, though she plans to have more out shortly.

 

Theo Solorio has been drawing dragons since she was 3 years of age and still loves to draw them to this day. Besides drawing all the time, her other hobbies include listening to 70's and 80's tunes on cassette tape, watching classic Disney movies on VHS, and doing a little 2D animation.

She resides in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, and she dresses up as a dragon to avoid scaring the locals. Yep. She's an old-fashioned little green dragon.

 

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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.

Show 038! Robin Williams, Robbie Williams, 40 Pounds of Sports, The Davey Mac Sports Porgram and more! It's a new Dan & Travis Show.Check out all the fun of past episodes by visiting them on the web.

 

SHOW OPEN 

 

40 POUNDS OF SPORTS

  • Lebron, Lebatard, and the ruins of ESPN
  • More Robin Williams

 

THE NEWS WITH TRAVIS

 

SHOW CLOSE

  • Dan: The Man: The Special Edition Lightning Round – (HINT: Dan does a GREAT job on this one.)
  • Dan said to Travis, “May I Suggest… the musical stylings of the outfit Don’t Stop Or We’ll Die?” – and Travis gives his thoughts
  • Dan says to Travis, “May I Suggest… you listen to the podcast The Davey Mac Sports Program?” – tune in a month from now to hear what Travis has to say!

 

 

HTD EXPRESSSubscribers! Look for The Handsome Timmy D Express in your feed! Tim will interview creative folks in the entertainment industry about their process.  Free with your Dan & Travis Show subscription!

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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Welcome to the Diner

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Dale Bailey

Dale Bailey lives in North Carolina with his family and has published three novels: The Fallen, House of Bones, and Sleeping Policemen (with Jack Slay Jr.). His short fiction, collected in The Resurrection Man's Legacy and Other Stories, has won the International Horror Guild Award and has twice been nominated for the Nebula Award.

The following books are available from Open Road Media:

 

The Fallen

A West Virginia mining town hides a monstrous secret in this modern masterwork of skin-crawling horrorThey say you can’t go home again. Sometimes that advice should be heeded.

Henry Sleep’s childhood memories of Saul’s Run are dark and jumbled images that terrify and confuse him in his all-too-frequent nightmares. When his mother’s horrible death and a bitter falling-out with his preacher father drove Henry from his West Virginia hometown almost ten years earlier, he knew he could never look back. But now the reverend Quincy Sleep is also dead, shockingly by his own hand, and the prodigal son must return to the tiny mining town where all of his most terrible secrets dwell.

And he will not be welcomed back with open arms. Not by Sheriff Harold Crawford, who hides a taste for dark things behind his lawman facade. Not by Emily, the girlfriend Henry left behind, now shackled to a dying mother. Not by his one-time best friend, Perry Holland, who feels nothing for him now but a raging, inexplicable hatred. But if Henry hopes ever to sleep again, he will stay in Saul’s Run until he solves the mystery of his father’s death . . . and forces himself to remember what he and Perry found stirring in the hills outside of town many years ago.

 

The Resurrection Man's Legacy

A breathtaking collection of wonders and horrors—including robotic surrogate parents and zombie voters—from a new acknowledged master of darkest fantasyWhether speculating on an all-too-possible future or plumbing the stygian depths of supernatural evil and human degradation, Dale Bailey’s award-winning short fiction has been justifiably compared to the work of some of the true giants in the field—Ray Bradbury, Stephen King, and Theodore Sturgeon, to name but a few. In this first collection of astonishing stories, the acclaimed author of the modern horror masterworks The Fallen and House of Bones demonstrates his remarkable range with tales that exhilarate, terrify, and touch the soul.

A young boy comes of age on a secluded farm that grows a particularly grisly crop. The dead rise up to cast their ballots in a close presidential election. An assassin plots his next kill from inside the body of someone frighteningly close to the victim. An African American census taker discovers a hidden bayou town where time has stopped at a nightmarish point in history. Bailey takes readers inside the tents of a circus of shadows and explores an expectant father’s dark and terrible legacy for his unborn child. This extraordinary collection runs the gamut from fantasy to horror, from science fiction to heartbreaking reality, speaking in voices, old and young, that brilliantly capture the light and the darkness of their ingeniously imagined worlds.

 

House of Bones

A chilling twist on the haunted-house story as five strangers resolve to spend two weeks in an abandoned, high-rise urban housing project that even gang lords and crack dealers avoid . . . Chicago’s Dreamland Housing Project was created to give people with nothing a second chance. Like so many ill-conceived dreams of its time, eventually the project fell into disrepair and disrepute, just another slum ruled by the gangs and the drug dealers. But there was one building in the complex that contained an evil far fouler than the kind running the streets. Here eerie sounds emanated nightly from the elevator shafts and the shadows at the far end of the hallways, and inexplicable, fatal “accidents” were the norm. Here human blood regularly soaked the walls and cheap carpeting as rapists and murderers ran rampant, though none could remember their dark deeds afterward.

Now, decades later, Dreamland is empty of its residents and mostly demolished. But one building still stands, thanks to billionaire Ramsey Lomax, who won’t let the city raze the last and most notorious tower until he is done with it. Along with four willing strangers—a writer, an ex-cop, a doctor, and a psychic, each with a reason for participating—Lomax intends to spend two weeks living in the abandoned tower to see if the legends are real. But nothing can prepare these five for the terror they encounter once the front door slams behind them, trapping them all inside. Because in Dreamland, every nightmare comes true.

 

Sleeping Policemen

A late-night joyride takes a sharp turn into nightmare territory when a group of college students tries to cover up a crime of carelessnessA moment of inattention on a winding roadway in the Smoky Mountains leaves a stranger dead and his accidental killers at the mercy of a possible witness. Finney Durant, Nick Laymon, and Reed Tucker are desperate not to be linked to the crime. Finney and Tucker insist on hiding the corpse, and Nick, hard up for money, takes the man’s cash. But the hit-and-run is just the beginning of their problems once they use a key found in the victim’s pocket to open a bus locker—and find a videotape that opens an ever-widening doorway into horror.

 
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Aired September 21/22, 1966

The Minstrel, a new villain, has appeared in Gotham City and he's holding the Gotham City Stock Exchange hostage with his extortion demands.  The Caped Crusaders are on the case, but it turns out that the Minstrel is Batman's intellectual equal when it comes to technology.  Can Batman outwit the Minstrel with the aid of his latest Bat-device, the Bat-Drone?

Joining John to talk about The Minstrel and the lost potential in what should have been a recurring villain is Gotham City 14 Miles editor, Jim Beard.

 

Get your hands on the Batman 66 series via our link here on Amazon.  In doing so, you not only have this excellent, remastered set that you can watch and follow along the podcast with, but you support the podcast as well.

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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

 

Get your copy of Jim's book and read more into the making of the series, the decisions that were made that caused it to succeed and ultimately, fail.

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"Quick Note: As you guys have figured out by now, these interviews are not recorded live. This week’s episode was recorded before yesterday’s still-stunning and all-too tragic news of Robin Williams’ sudden passing. I want to assure you that had we recorded after 4 PM yesterday, we would absolutely have touched upon Mr William’s career, especially his recent sitcom The Crazy Ones which would have fit into our discussion perfectly.  A great many words have been written about Mr. Williams’ death. I daresay everyone’s personal favorite joke, TV show or movie is the finest tribute anyone can write. And if not, then this one is: http://lisajakub.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/farewell-to-robin-williams-a-thank-you-note/

This week’s interview is about all sorts of good stuff in the world of TV. My guest is none other than Brian Veys, the Director of Worldwide Television Research at MGM Studios. And by research, I don’t mean looking stuff up on wikipedia. Television research is the collection and analysis of ratings. With viewing figures coming in from a historically varied number of sources, that research is becoming more complicated every year.

Brian and I discuss the nuts and bolts of ratings analysis and how it’s not the be-all-end-all of whether a show stays on the air. We also discuss the ever changing landscape of media delivery platforms, how social media influences ratings (if at all) and Brian puts me on the hot seat to talk about the increased savvy of today’s viewing audience. This is a fascinating look at ratings analysis, something I didn’t know a lot about, and a real informed glimpse at how TV decision making works."

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles did a surprisingly good turn at the box office and took the number one spot.  Can Guardians of the Galaxy take it back when movie-goers realize their horrible mistake or will this week's releases offer competition to both top films?  All this, plus a tribute to the late Robin Williams and more from Michael Falkner on this week's Weekly Podioplex.

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Tonights Diners: Scott, Miles, and M.


Welcome to the Diner

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Join us as we have the pleasure to talk with James Cawley, founder and executive producer of  the independent fan film group, Star Trek Phase 2.  Along with two members of his team, Jaimie Sanchez and Dennis Hotson, we talk about Star Trek Phase 2, James Cawley's very interesting day job and some more Star Trek goodness.

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Anthony & Matt discuss their most anticipated games from this years GenCon.
 
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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.

Show 037! A visit from Handsome Timmy D to talk about the possibility of an all-woman Ghostbusters team. Plus, more robots, more red flags, more travia, and more Dan: The Man! It's a new Dan & Travis Show.Check out all the fun of past episodes by visiting them on the web.

 

SHOW OPEN

  • A robo-misdirection? Or a beacon of hope? Reasons not to fear robots
  • Impossible Travia: THEME- ROBOTS
  • MAXWELL VAN ZANDT’S MEMOIRS – CHAPTER 413

 

ASK HANDSOME TIMMY D

  • Is the world ready for an all-female Ghostbusters?

 

THE NEWS WITH TRAVIS

  • Livestock? More like deadstock!
  • Qixi peaches
  • Lady’s finger lopped off by lion, or is lady lyin’?

 

SHOW CLOSE

  • Dan: The Man: The Special Edition Lightning Round – (HINT: Dan does a GREAT job on this one.)
  • Red Flags of the Internet: This “haunted house” is “legitimate” the same way bastard children are, and we’ll explain a few reasons why!

 

HTD EXPRESS – Subscribers! Look for The Handsome Timmy D Express in your feed! Tim will interview creative folks in the entertainment industry about their process.  Free with your Dan & Travis Show subscription!

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Aired September 14/15, 1966

The Catwoman returns to Gotham City with another cat-themed caper. But what do a pair of rare Stradivarius violins have to do with this all? Will it get to hot for the Dynamic Duo to handle?

Joining John to talk about the return of Julie Newmar as The Catwoman 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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"I’m delighted to welcome Chelese Belmont and Shannan Leigh Reeve. They’re the founders of Beleeve Entertainment and this interview ties in perfectly with yesterday’s theme of women making their mark in today’s Hollywood. Chelese and Shannan are currently campaigning on indiegogo to finish their new feature “Penumbra” which takes an honest and unapologetic look at the struggles of addiction from several sides.

PENUMBRA tells the story of Erin Jacobs, a gifted artist who’s harboring a destructive cocaine addiction. She has a run-in with a police officer Valerie, who has a past scarred by her own addiction. Erin struggles to find sobriety but Valerie shows us how hard sobriety is to maintain.

Shannan and Chelese are two women who wear many hats on a movie set and they’re trailblazing their way across the indie scene making the movies they believe should be made. They’re setting a tremendous example to all of us who want to make films but are sometimes intimidated by the complexity of the studio system. The work they’re doing reminds us that if you truly want to achieve something, there’s really nothing stopping you. This a great conversation about believing in yourself and making your own path, especially in the face of glass ceilings and preconceived notions. I’m really proud that they took time out of their busy schedule to appear on my podcast."

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Chelese Belmont graduated with honors in three years from UC Berkeley with her B.A. in History while concurrently studying acting in the American Conservatory Theatre’s Professional Development program in San Francisco. After graduation, she began working as an actress in independent shorts and features in the Bay Area before being accepted into an MFA program at the Actors Studio Drama School in New York City.
 
While completing her MFA in Acting, Chelese continued to act in both shorts and features in New York and Los Angeles, and began to pick up some skills for work behind the camera as well. She soon began offering feedback and collaboration on scripts written by writers whom she met while working as an actress, and learned about lighting, sound, and continuity during her acting endeavors.
 
After graduating from ASDS, Chelese moved to Los Angeles and continued to work in theater, film, commercials, and television while simultaneously learning more about filmmaking and storytelling. She soon began to learn to edit with the programs in Adobe CS6 and has served as an Assistant Director on various projects. She has also served as a collaborator on numerous scripts and is often known as the idea girl when a new project is sought. She has been referred to as a “muse” by numerous fellow artists who like to bounce ideas off of her for feedback and development. While Shannan is the technical master of Beleeve Entertainment, Chelese is often the story shaper/fine tuner.
 
Chelese made her foray into directing with her short, The Red Haired Lady, which was shot in New York City this summer, and is now in post-production.  She is also in post-production on Penumbra, which she developed, produced, and is starring in. She is also in development on another short and two features, which will mark the inaugural slate of films for Beleeve Entertainment.

 

Shannan Leigh Reeve was born into a military family and spent most of her life moving from city to city, which proved to be the best acting training she could get since she had to constantly adapt to her new surroundings. While a sophomore in college, she accepted a contract to play Helen in the Water World Stunt Show in Osaka, Japan, while continuing to pursue her Psychology degree through online courses. While there, she also produced, directed, and performed as Columbia in a multi-media production of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

After Japan, Shannan lived and performed in NYC for a few years, at which time it became clear that if she was to truly follow her dreams and aspirations, she needed to move to Los Angeles, where film opportunities far outnumbered those in New York. It has been here, in Los Angeles, where Shannan was able to prove her ability to multi-task, to approach situations from an unbiased perspective, to demonstrate efficient time-management skills as well as attention to finite details and continuity, and to utilize her extremely effective skills as a communicator. She has obtained not only acting jobs, but also behind-the-camera production jobs as well thanks to this varied and useful skill set.

In the last two years, Shannan has produced two features, two short films, and various web series. Shannan was 1st AD on the indie feature, Crossroads, which included wrangling a cast of sixty-five, keeping production on task, and wrapping on time. She also kept detailed notes and filled in as needed in other areas of production including wardrobe, locking locations, props, and craft services.

Shannan’s most accomplished work thus far is the indie horror-thriller, Into the Equinox, which shot in and around Anchorage, Alaska. Not only was she the 2nd Unit Director, she was also the writer, producer, script supervisor, and lead actress. The shoot was on location in various inclement weather situations, with a cast of six; the team managed to shoot fifty-six pages in five and a half days. The film is currently in post-production, with Shannan serving as the editor as well.

Shannan also spearheaded the creation of the “Atlantis” music video for Chicago based singer/songwriter Sami Grisafe, as well as numerous IndieGoGo and Kickstarter campaign videos, shot various theater performances, and served as the stunt coordinator on the web series, Cowgirl Up, Montecito Heights, and Diary of a Black Widow.

Her most recent work has been as Stunt Coordinator and 1st AD on the pilot, Niki and Nora, and as director, writer, producer, and actress for Beleeve’s first narrative feature, Penumbra.


Links

Penumbra Indiegogo Campaign
Penumbra website
Beleeve Entertainment

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Tonights Diners: Scott, Miles, and M.


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.

 

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In this chat we hear from some of regular friends of the show, Jen M chats about the Long Island ComicCon, Colin H serves up his point of view on the Batman Superhero/Not a Superhero debate and Robert helps Scott and M convince Miles to hang on tight to the TARDIS door because it’s a great ride.  We chat about Defiance, Extent, Last Ship and along with some interesting TV we’ve got this summer.  A nod to our favorite Marvel Captain and listen to M transform at the mention of Michael Bay’s latest.

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This time on Presenting the Transcription Feature, in memory of Groucho Marx, who died 37 years ago this August, we present a special episode of his comedy quiz show, You Bet Your Life.  The show was recorded live over the course of an hour and then cut down to 25 minutes for broadcast.  This is the hour-long, unedited audio for one show from 1955.  Along with half an hour of material that never aired, there’s a retake at the end when something goes wrong. If this podcast is as close as you’ll get to listening to Old Time Radio on the air, then this episode is as close as you’ll get to being in the audience for a show as it was recorded.

Episodes

 

You Bet Your Life

“Name”

December 14, 1955

6:32

 


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Can the Guardians of the Galaxy defend their box office title from a horde of new movies that includes dancing, an apocolyptic storm, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?  Michael has this and more on a new Weekly Podioplex.

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Here's how Tim describes this episode:

"I’ve known Dan & Travis for almost 20 years now and they’ve been making the funny for just as long.

They’ve produced radio talk shows over several generations of the ever changing media landscape. On this episode, they share with us how they design their shows, how they’ve adapted to the changing times and offer some good screenwriting reminders/advice even though they’re a non-screenwriting source.

The Dan & Travis podcast is an awesome listen featuring hilarious but thought-provoking looks at the news, pop culture and the hardest trivia game on the planet (for reals, it’s terrifying)  And I’m not just saying that because they’ve let me piggy back on their stream as a sister-show and feature me as a guest debunking conspiracy theories and such.  A great fun listen on both good days and bad, it can found on the links below and is featured on the prestigious Chronic Rift podcasting network.  Sit back, relax and enjoy some radio genius."

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Dan Lackaye is simply in search of truth and hilarity, in no particular order.

 

 

 

 

 

Travis Searle is not to be confused with the actor of the same name.

 

 

 

 

 

Links

The Dan & Travis Show on iTunes
Dan & Travis on Twitter
Dan & Travis on Facebook

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Anthony & Matt are joined by Ricky Perez from Let's Level Up to discuss making games out of other media sources & vice versa.
 
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The Chronic Rift Network is proud to present the first in a series of conversations with creative types about the forms/struggles/joys of the creative life.  Handsome Timmy D (Davis) of The Dan & Travis Show presents this series of conversations, uncut and unedited.

Here's how Tim describes this episode:

"Mike Doto is a gentleman who’s worn many creative hats in the entertainment business, climbing the ranks from a Stage PA to Assistant Director but he didn’t stop there.  He’s also directed two critically acclaimed shorts and is currently the Digital Media Producer for TVLand’s “Hot In Cleveland” starring a true cast of legends in Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves, Wendie Malick and the iconic Betty White.

In this episode Mike offers some great practical insight that could serve as a guide to newcomers to the business or great reminders to vets.  We also discuss how directors are finding new creative opportunities thanks to the new frontier of digital media on the internet."

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Mike Doto is a Los Angeles based film director and New Jersey native.  He began his career in television and has assistant directed shows for NBC-Universal, Fox, ABC, Paramount, Warner Bros., TNT, Showtime, and Carsey-Werner, including That 70s Show, where he worked for four seasons.

In addition to directing, Mike has also worked in post production as a producer, editor, and production manager for many shows, trailers, promos, and commercials.

Mike's award winning directorial debut, Peace, starring Kurtwood Smith, was an official selection at over 30 film festivals worldwide and is currently  available on iTunes and Hulu and can be seen on cable and network television stations around the globe.

Mike's new film, The Legacy, about a boy who believes his father is a superhero, won best Comics Related Film at San Diego Comic Con 2010.  The film also played at the Cannes Film Festival and has garnered much acclaim by critics.  The Legacy is now available on Hulu.

Currently in development is the feature film Always Picked Last which Mike wrote along with Emmy Award winning writer Steve Feld.  The film is about a young boy who develops a deeper relationship with his father through the game of baseball.

Mike holds a Bachelor of Arts in film production from Emerson College and is a member of the Directors Guild of America.

 

Links

Hot in Cleveland's Digital Media

Hot in Cleveland on Twitter

Peace starring Kurtwood Smtih and Nancy Lenehan

The Legacy, which won Best Comics Oriented Film at San Diego Comic Con

Seaside Pictures

Mike on Twitter

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Tonights Diners: Scott, Miles, M, and Christopher Jones from TrekFM.


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.

 

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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.rtcsK4ze.dpuf

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The Chronic Rift Network is proud to present the first in a series of conversations with creative types about the forms/struggles/joys of the creative life.  Handsome Timmy D (Davis) of The Dan & Travis Show presents this series of conversations, uncut and unedited.

Here's how Tim describes this episode:

"This week I welcome one of Hollywood’s most promising up and coming screenwriters. Megan Karasch has scored highly on the Black List website (as in 8 & 9 highly) and is the winner of the 2013 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition in the Half Hour TV Pilots category. She’s attracted plenty of attention for her work including from an independent producing team who are shopping a sitcom she developed for them.

On this episode, Megan explores the up’s & down’s of self-publishing, how she finds time to write with a full-time job and the challenges facing women writers in today’s ever-changing industry landscape."

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Megan Karasch was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. After college, she worked in a creative capacity assisting with the production of stories for a nationally televised entertainment news program. Following her television stint, she went to law school in Southern California where she earned her J.D. For almost two years, commencing in 2007, while the analytical side of her brain was hard at work in the law, she exercised the creative side writing for a popular Los Angeles lifestyle online magazine, writing music reviews and special interest pieces.

Currently, both halves of her brain remain active while she continues to practice law and has begun what she hopes is a prosperous and rewarding life using the written word to enlighten and enliven. Megan lives in Southern California with her cat, Squeaker, and spends her time reading, socializing with her friends and family and playing drums for a local indie rock band.

Links

Megan’s Homepage

Megan on Twitter

Interview about self-publishing and promotion

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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.

New segments and old on an all new Dan & Travis Show! Back are the old standbys Impossible Travia, Dan: The Man, and May I Suggest..., and joining us this week, Red Flags Of The Internet. Plus some classic sports, name changes and chubs in the news, and more hilarity than you can fit in your sock!It's a new Dan & Travis Show.Check out all the fun of past episodes by visiting them on the web.

 

SHOW OPEN

  • D&T on the HTD Express
  • Red Flags of the Internet: more conspiracies, and the 1st Amendment
  • Dan: The Man – (HINT: Dan does a GREAT job on this one.)

 

DAN & TRAVIS FLASHBACK!

  • Classic Sportsdeck Action with Gabe O’Connor!

 

THE NEWS WITH TRAVIS

  • Robofans in South Korea spell the end for humans and robots alike
  • Jesus Seamonster Christ! Not more name changes!
  • Follow Up: Chubby Checker app settlement finishes early

 

SHOW CLOSE

  • Impossible Travia – THEME: WILLIAM SHATNER
  • Travis said to Dan, “May I Suggest…Furr by Blitzen Trapper?” – and Dan gives his thoughts
  • Travis says to Dan, “May I Suggest… you view the film Tim’s Vermeer?” tune in a month from now to hear what Dan has to say!

 

HTD EXPRESS – Subscribers! Look for The Handsome Timmy D Express in your feed! Tim will interview creative folks in the entertainment industry about their process.  Free with your Dan & Travis Show subscription!

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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The Chronic Rift Network is proud to present the first in a series of conversations with creative types about the forms/struggles/joys of the creative life.  Handsome Timmy D (Davis) of The Dan & Travis Show presents this series of conversations, uncut and unedited, as he discovers how the creative process is the same despite the difference in mediums as withnessed in his first interview.

Here's how Tim describes the first episode:

"This week, we start with someone who is truly excellent at what they decided to do. Matt The Cat is a renowned and acclaimed DJ with experience ranging high school radio to world-famous WERS at Emerson College all the way to his own prime-time show that ran nearly a decade on XM/Sirius. And he’s not stopped there. You’ll hear more about his adventures in the interview, but suffice to say he’s been entertaining a multitudinous and voluminous audience for over 2 decades."

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Matt The Cat spent the better part of the last decade howlin’ nightly to a national audience over XM Satellite Radio’s 50s channel.  On weeknight The Night Prowl Show with Matt The Cat  took radio listeners prowling around the back alleys of early rock n’ roll and rhythm and blues.  Matt interviewed and profiled such rock n’ roll legends as Lloyd Price, Aaron Neville, Big Jay McNeely, Dale Hawkins, Earl “Speedo” Carroll of The Cadillacs. Also Earl Lewis of the Channels, Pookie Hudson of The Spaniels, Sonny Burgess, Johnny Maestro and rockabilly guitar king James Burton just to name a few.   Matt’s focus on doo wop, R&B, rockabilly and early rock n’ roll is unmatched on American radio today.  He delivers the “story behind the story” on the hits that enthusiasts remember and the rarities that should have been hits.

Matt The Cat has spent the last 20 years in radio, beginning at the tender age of 13 when his career began, hosting an Oldies radio show on the little 710 watts community radio station WBMT in Boxford, MA.  He attended Emerson College in Boston, where he hosted a weekly classic soul music show called “The Soul Bucket.” It was there he interviewed the legendary Peter Wolf of the J. Geils Band. Others included Barrence Whitfiled, Bernie Worell, Walter “Wolfman” Washington, Luther Guitar Jr. Johnson, and Otis Clay.

Matt The Cat arrived at XM Satellite just before the historic launch of the nation’s first satellite radio company in June of 2001. Matt’s “Night Prowl Show” was the only live, national call-in request show of its kind to focus on the hits. Including the deep tracks that so many early rock n’ roll fans long for. In 2002, Matt The Cat began hosting a weekly R&B show called “Harlem.” He featured the  soul that came before rock n’ roll and focused on post WWII rhythm and blues  the music that shaped rock n’ roll.  Music historian and singer and songwriter Billy Vera often appeared on the show to offer insight on such topics as West Coast doo wop and R&B. Other topics often included were vocal groups with bird names and the history of iconic record labels.  Matt became the Music Director of the 50s channel to his duties in 2004 and he continued to host “Harlem” and “The Night Prowl Show” until October of 2008.

Matt The Cat currently hosts a weekly syndicated rhythm and blues show called the “Juke In The Back,” which airs on both public and commercial radio stations nationally.  Matt also hosts a podcast called “The Friday Night Cat Fight” at www.fridaynightcatfight.com.

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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.

"Collective" - Anibal and Helen return to the Dome after Parker's funeral to find the complex in a shambles.  A number of the staff have reverted to a primal animal state while others have locked themselves away in fear.  They are all under the control of a young, troubled telepath who wants to shape the world in her image.  Can Anibal stop her before her influence extends beyond the island?

Cast List

Keith R.A. DeCandido - Anibal Ramirez 
Sheri DeNatale - Dr. Helen Smith
Michael Falkner - Dr. Tom O'Neill
Susan Drew - Anne Ramsey
Jym DeNatale - Colin Smith
Eddie Drew- Matthew
M. Sieiro Garcia - Lauren
 
Theme and segue music by Lenny Ackley
Incidental music by Positionmusic.com

 

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