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Well, it had to happen - the first story to be a disappointment and find its way to the bottom of the ranking list.  "The Keys of Marinus" is another ambitious story filled with mutiple characters and multiple locations, just as with the previous story, "Marco Polo".  Unlike the previous story, this one is complete for one to view - and that might not be a good thing.  John talks about the weaknesses in "The Keys of Marinus" that includes the introduction of the trope that Doctor Who doesn't do very well - the mini-adventures within a larger quest story arc.
 
 
 
Current Rankings
1 - Marco Polo
2 - The Daleks
3 - An Unearthly Child
4 - Edge of Destruction
5 - The Keys of Marinus
Direct download: DWMD_-_Keys_of_Marinus.mp3
Category:Doctor Who & Mister Drew -- posted at: 6:56am EST
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Christmas is over.  Its time for some Old Time Radio post-Christmas reflections and preparation for New Year’s.  We start with Eve Arden starring in Our Miss Brooks.  During Christmas vacation the sardonic English teacher has plans to exchange the dreadful presents she received for something a little more useful.  And so does everyone else.  Then on Dragnet we feature the adventure of a con racket that starts in the middle of December and goes all the way through to a New Year’s Eve party.  You’re a detective sergeant.  You take a cup o’kindness yet for auld lang syne.

 

Episodes

 

Our Miss Brooks

“Exchanging Christmas Gifts”

December 31, 1950

3:30

 

Dragnet

“The Big Betty”

November 23, 1950

34:13

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The SciFi Diner Podcast

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Interview: David Nykl

 

Nykl was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia, to a nurse mother and a structural engineer father. After the Soviet invasion in 1968, he and his family left then-Communist Czechoslovakia for Canada. Upon arriving at Victoria, British Columbia. Nykl attended the University of British Columbia, where he majored in liberal arts.

 

Nykl has appeared heavily in Vancouver and Prague in dozens of theater, film and television productions. Known for his versatility and depth as an actor, he has also produced theatre and film projects, and in 1994, he co-founded Prague’s Misery Loves Company Theatre with Richard Toth and Ewan McLaren.

 

He is known to science fiction fans as the recurring Stargate Atlantis character of Dr. Radek Zelenka, a Czech scientist on Earth’s expedition to the “lost city” of Atlantis. His character often provides a foil to the main scientists, who forget the limits of their situation.

 

He is fluent in Czech, English, French and Spanish. Though his character on Stargate Atlantis speaks English with a Czechaccent, Nykl normally speaks with a Canadian accent. Whenever Zelenka spoke Czech in Stargate Atlantis, Nykl was given the lines in English, and he translated them.

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Was it any surprise that Star Wars: The Force Awakens did as well as it did at the box office this past weekend?  And it certainly looks to hold that spot this weekend despite there being four new movie releases to challenge it.  Just how far can this movie got when it appears to be so universally accepted as a proper sequel to the original Star Wars trilogy?  Michael Falkner has all this, some DVD releases, and a look at January movies that could challenge The Force Awakens on a new Weekly Podioplex.
 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for December 22, 2015

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Joy

 

Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – Star Wars: The Force Awakens [New Record]
#2 – Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip
#3 – Sisters
#4 – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 [-3]
#5 – Creed [-1]
#6 – The Good Dinosaur [-3]

#7 – Krampus [-2]
#8 – In the Heart of the Sea [-6]
#9 – Dilwale
#10 – Bajirao Mastani

 

(New Release) [Change]

 

 

Tops From the Past

2010 – Little Fockers
2005 – King Kong
1995 – Toy Story
1985 – Rocky IV
1975 – The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother


Box Office Premieres for the week of December 25th, 2015

Wide

Joy – [PG-13]

Point Break – [PG-13]

Daddy’s Home – [PG-13]

Concussion – [PG-13]

 

Limited

The Hateful Eight – [R]

The Revenant – [R]

45 Years – [R]

 

Home Entertainment for the week of December 22nd, 2015

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

War Room – [PG]

Pan – [PG]

Pawn Sacrifice – [PG-13]

Project Almanac – [PG-13]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

Defiance: Season Three (2015)

Dominion: Season Two (2015)

 

Blu-Rays From the Past 

 

The Brain That Wouldn’t Die (1962) – [Approved]

 

Podcast Promos

 

Earth Station One 

Earth Station One is a pop culture podcast & blog celebrating our love for all things Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Comics & much, much more.

 

Quick Flicks

 

Coming Attractions for January 2016

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Category:The Weekly Podioplex -- posted at: 3:32pm EST
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Just in time for Christmas Day, we present a Chrsitmas tale written by series creator David Binkley.  A woman wakes to find herself on a bus headed for Cleveland - where she had run away from 18 years before.

Direct download: Rstage12_homeForChristmas.mp3
Category:WCRS Radio Stage -- posted at: 12:11pm EST
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AN ALL STAR LINEUP FOR YOUR HOLIDAY ENJOYTAINMENT!

Join Dan and Travis and their guests - Gabe, Tim, Jules, and Matt the Cat, as they make baby name suggestions, do more searching for Rhode Island's Child, and play a rousing game of "Christmas Movie or Not". Also, check out some BLAST-FROM-THE-PAST Old School D&T clips at the front and end of the show! It's a Christmas Miraculuscious Delight of a Treat! BONANZAGANZA!

Direct download: In_A_Style_Such_As_Christmas_2015.mp3
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Taking a break from the screenwriting world for a second to talk about an important and all-too common issue. The holiday season is for some the most joyful, fun and carefree time of year. For others, the holiday season can be a genuine struggle with depression, addiction and suicidal tendencies. The battle for mental health is one of the biggest and most important challenges of anyone’s life. Yet far too often we feel helpless to fight our own demons or don’t know how to help loved ones with their torment.

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I’m joined by Elizabeth Lombino. In addition to being my friend for 30 plus years, Elizabeth is a licensed clinical social worker and writer on the subject of depression. In this interview, she goes over some of the why’s and how’s of why the holidays can be so hard. We also talk about real, practical ways one can help themselves and how you can you help others. There’s no clear cut answer to these very real dangers people struggle with – but there are ways to help. I hope this insightful interview offers some light in the storm to those who may need it: 

For those who need who help or want to help those in danger of suicide, don’t hesitate call this number:

1-800-273-TALK:

For more on the suicide prevention hotline:

http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

For more on Elizabeth and her writings:

http://elizabethlombino.com/

Elizabeth’s Suicide Is Not A Choice piece:

http://elizabethlombino.com/2014/08/12/suicide-is-not-a-choice/

My own thoughts on mental illness and suicide:

http://handsometimmydexpress.com/2014/08/13/the-crazy-ones/

Direct download: HTD_SPECIAL_3_ELIZABETH_LOMBINO.mp3
Category:The HTD Express -- posted at: 5:00am EST
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The Doctor and his companions wind up at the top of the Himalayas, "The Roof of the World", where they discover the TARDIS has lost all power.  They are saved from a frozen death by traveller Marco Polo and his caravan.  He is intrigued though by the Doctor's caravan, the TARDIS, and seizes it in the name of Kublai Khan in the hopes he will be released from his service.
 
The story is one of the first we will be covering that doesn't exist in a moving image form.  It was reconstructed using audio and photos from the episode.  Despite this, this story has to be one of the best of William Hartnell's era and deserves a careful viewing, even by the casual fan.
 
 
 
Direct download: DWMD_-_Marco_Polo.mp3
Category:Doctor Who & Mister Drew -- posted at: 8:11am EST
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The Force is strong in Michael Falkner as he presents a new Weekly Podioplex.  The Hunger Games gets its last grasp at the number one spot at the box office as the world prepares for the release of The Force Awakens.  The real question that the Las Vegas bookmakers should be taking a piece of the action is: "What movie will take The Force Awakens place at the box office in January?  Stay tuned for Michael's look at upcoming movies in January in a future episode.
 
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Weekly Podioplex Notes for December 15, 2015

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

 

Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 [Fourth Week]
#2 – In the Heart of the Sea
#3 – The Good Dinosaur [Even]
#4 – Creed [Even]
#5 – Krampus [-3]
#6 – The Night Before [Even]

#7 – Spectre [-2]
#8 – The Peanuts Movie [-1]
#9 – Spotlight [-1]
#10 – Brooklyn [-1]

 

(New Release) [Change]

 

 

Tops From the Past

2010 – Tron: Legacy
2005 – King Kong
1995 – Toy Story
1985 – Rocky IV
1975 – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest


Box Office Premieres for the week of December 18th, 2015

Wide

Star Wars: The Force Awakens – [PG-13]

Sisters – [R]

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip – [PG]

 

Limited

Son of Saul – [R]

Extraction – [R]

 

Home Entertainment for the week of December 15th, 2015

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation – [PG-13]

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials – [PG-13]

Ted 2 – [R]

Fantastic Four – [PG-13]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

Marco Polo: Season One (2015)

Extant: Season Two (2015)

 

Blu-Rays From the Past 

 

The Car (1977) – [PG]

 

Podcast Promos

 

Full of Sith

The Full of Sith Podcast is a show dedicated to bringing the most interesting Star Wars conversations in the galaxy with hosts Bryan Young, Tha Mike Pilot, and Bobby Roberts.

 

Star Wars Stacks

The Star Wars Stacks is a Star Wars Expanded Universe Bookclub. Once a month, we get together to discuss a different novel from the Star Wars EU.

 

Quick Flicks

 

None

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Category:The Weekly Podioplex -- posted at: 8:23am EST
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Are we saying “Adios, Muchachos” to La Reina, Escorpion, and Dr. Kurian on Z NATION? Arnold and Scott chat about the second part of an epic two-part journey south of the border on the Syfy zombie show, and watch “The Killer of Killers” at work in a Deadite-infested diner on ASH VS. EVIL DEAD! PLUS: It’s a return to the show for Z NATION‘s Addy Carver herself, Anastasia Baranova, as she catches us up on everything she’s been doing on the show’s exciting second season! Finally, Arnold and Scott share stories of recent visits to the WALKER STALKER convention and the home of Z NATION and SHARKNADO, Asylum.

Show Music: “Bitter Pill” (feat. Vosmoy) by Still Pluto and “Anastasia” by Slash covered by Karl Golden, Sandra Szabo, and Lionel Das Neves

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

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It’s December, so it’s time for some Christmas-themed episodes.  We start off with The Harold Peary Show.  Peary had been a huge success starring in The Great Gildersleeve, but left due to a contract dispute.  This eponymous series was an obvious attempt to copy Gildersleeve.  The show only lasted one season but did result in a couple of great episodes including this Christmas one which features Harold and reformed thief.  Then “The Robin Hood of Modern Crime,” Simon Templar, in the form (well, voice) of Vincent Price returns in another action-packed episode of The Saint. It’s Christmas Eve and Simon has an appointment to play Santa for a bunch of under-privileged tiny tots.  Nothing could possibly go wrong.

 

Episodes

 

The Harold Peary Show

“Santa At The Children’s Christmas Party”

From Dec 20, 1950

2:58

 

The Saint

“Santa Claus Is No Saint”

December 24, 1950

36:51

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It's a brief episode of The Weekly Podioplex as there's only one new movie release to challenge The Hunger Games finale.  Plus, there are a few TV on DVD releases that might make some
good holiday gift ideas.
 
 
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Weekly Podioplex Notes for December 8, 2015

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: In the Heart of the Sea

 

Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 [Third Week]
#2 – Krampus
#3 – The Good Dinosaur [-1]
#4 – Creed [-1]
#5 – Spectre [-1]
#6 – The Night Before [Even]

#7 – The Peanuts Movie [-2]
#8 – Spotlight [Even]
#9 – Brooklyn [Even]
#10 – The Secret in Their Eyes [-3]

 

(New Release) [Change]

 

 

Tops From the Past

2010 – The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
2005 – The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
1995 – Toy Story
1985 – Rocky IV
1975 – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest


Box Office Premieres for the week of December 11th, 2015

Wide

In the Heart of the Sea – [PG-13]

Legend – [R]

 

Limited

The Big Short – [R]

Lady in the Van – [PG-13]

Don Verdean – [PG-13]

The Boy and the World – [PG]

Bleeding Heart – [NR]

 

Home Entertainment for the week of December 8th, 2015

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

Ant-Man – [PG-13]

Minions – [PG]

The Transporter Refueled – [PG-13]

Knock Knock – [R]

Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase Two Collection – [PG-13]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

The X-Files: The Complete Series (1993-2002)

Hannibal: Season Three (2015)

Under the Dome: Season Three (2014)

 

Blu-Rays From the Past 

 

Speedy (1928) – [NR]

 

Podcast Promos

 

Skywalking Through Neverland

Skywalking Through Neverland is a Star Wars/Disney, fan-focused Podcast. We cover Star Wars, Disney, Superheroes and pop culture fandom. You know, that stuff that binds us all together as instantaneous friends! We showcase either what people have done with their fandom or talked to those who are involved first-hand in the universes that we LOVE.

 

Quick Flicks

 

None

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SEARCHING FOR... RHODE ISLAND'S CHILD

An episode decades in the making! We bring in Ken to "Rush To Judgement" on Travis's secret past as a child news anchor on a Rhode Island PBS show called "Rhode Island's Child". We discover the show's past is rife with arson and deceit (much of the deceit ongoing), as well as speculate on best practices for finding the "lost archive". In all likelihood, this will be a multiple-parter, with more to come as the investigation continues...

Direct download: Searching_For_Rhode_Islands_Child.mp3
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An unknown force seems to have taken over the TARDIS and rocks the Doctor and his companions about so that they all pass out.  When they come to, there is confusion, doubt, and eventually mistrust, especially from the Doctor.  But meanwhile there are other strange things going on.  The TARDIS continues to show a stream of stellar images on the scanner that culminates in an explosion and all the time pieces on the ship have been distorted in horrifying ways.  What is happening and can the Doctor work it out before the TARDIS is destroyed?
 
 
This is a sharp two-part story that allowed for more time in the preparation of the next major serial, "Marco Polo".  Listen in as John points out the good and the bad in this quick story review.
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Join Arnold and Scott as they discuss THE WALKING DEAD‘s S6 midseason finale from “Start to Finish,” head south of the border to “Party with the Zeros” on Z NATION, and summon all of their strength to resist Kelly as “The Host” on ASH VS. EVIL DEAD! This will be a challenge!

 

Check out our Patreon page and support the show!

 

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

 

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

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The TARDIS lands on a dead alien world.  But is it really dead?  Susan swears something brushed up against her and then there's the alien city the Doctor wants to explore.  Perhaps there's something to explain what happened to world.  The Doctor is willing to risk everything to explore it.  And when they discover there is life, it's not friendly.
 
 
John takes a look at the second story in the first series of Doctor Who, "The Daleks" and offers his thoughts on why he thinks this is one of the better Dalek stories that have been made in the show's 50 year history.
Direct download: DWMD_-_The_Daleks.mp3
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The SciFi Diner Podcast

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Our Interview with Jamie Murray:

Jaime Murray (born 21 July 1976) is an English actress, known for playing Stacie Monroe in the BBC series Hustle and Lila West in the Showtime series Dexter. She is also known for her recurring roles as Gaia in Starz’ Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, as Olivia Charles in The CW’s Ringer and as Helena G. Wells in Warehouse 13. Murray stars as Stahma Tarr in the Syfy series Defiance.

 

Murray was born in London, England, to Elaine and English actor Billy Murray. She was named after Lindsay Wagner’s character Jaime Sommers in the 1970s television series The Bionic Woman. Just before taking her A Levels, Murray was diagnosed with dyslexia. She briefly studied philosophy and psychology at the London School of Economics, but dropped out to train at the Drama Centre London, graduating in 2000.

 

Murray’s first taste of stardom was miming the lyrics in the 1996 original video of Stretch & Vern’s dance track “I’m Alive”. Some of her early television appearances included minor guest roles in BBC One’s Casualty, The Bill, Love Soup, and ShakespeaRe-Told: The Taming of the Shrew.

 

Murray starred as Stacie Monroe in Hustle from series 1 until series 4. In one episode of Hustle, Murray so impressed her co-star Robert Vaughn with her modeling of a Wonder Woman costume that, according to several online sources, he showed it to studio executives in Hollywood; on the strength of this, Murray was invited to audition for the part of Wonder Woman in the upcoming Wonder Woman movie. Later, Murray reprised her role as Stacie Monroe in Hustle Series 8

Relocating to Los Angeles, California, Murray starred in Dexter as Lila Tourney, Dexter Morgan’s Narcotics Anonymous sponsor and the main antagonist in Season 2. Dexter spends one night in a hotel with Lila without any sexual contact just a brief kiss, leading to his breakup with his girlfriend Rita Bennett, but he soon realizes that Lila is in fact a sociopath who hangs out in support groups in an attempt to vicariously experience emotions in a safe environment by closely observing them in recovering addicts. She immediately sees through Dexter’s “mask” and becomes obsessed with him, believing him to be her soulmate.

 

In mid-2008, Murray joined the cast of The CW’s Valentine playing the lead character, Grace Valentine. The show began airing in October 2008, but was cancelled by the end of the month.

Murray was cast in another CW show, The Beautiful Life: TBL, as a wardrobe stylist, but the show was canceled before she was able to appear.

 

Murray finished shooting Possessions in 2010, and is currently shooting The Rapture. She starred in the 2010 horror film Devil’s Playground, directed by Mark McQueen, and then appeared as Helena G. Wells on the Syfy series Warehouse 13. Murray’s portrayal of Helena G. Wells received critical praise. Her portrayal was described as “saucy”, “superb”, as able to “anchor a series”, and “endlessly fascinating”. Her absence as the villainess in the season 3 Christmas episode, “The Greatest Gift”, was bemoaned with the lamentation “she would have done it better”. Murray was nominated for a 2012 Portal Award for her portrayal of Helena G. Wells on Warehouse 13.

 

Murray also made a guest appearance on the Fox series The Finder, where she played a drug coordinator. Murray starred in the Starz miniseries Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, as Gaia, a longtime friend of Lucretia. Murray made an appearance on the Partially Examined Life philosophy podcast, playing a part in Sartre’s “No Exit”, alongside Lucy Lawless, Mark Linsenmayer and Wes Alwan.

 

She starred as Stahma Tarr in the Syfy series Defiance, which premiered on 15 April 2013.

 

Murray modeled clothing in television advertisements for Debenhams department store. Murray is signed to Models 1 in London. She has also appeared in men’s magazines such as GQ, Mayfair, and FHM, as well as women’s magazines such as Hello!, Cosmopolitan, and OK!.

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"Enter Batgirl, Exit Penguin"

Aired: September 16, 1967

 

The Penguin is back in Gotham City with a scheme that seems foolproof - marry Commissioner Gordon's daughter Barbara and then he will be immune from prosecution.  Can Batman and Robin stop him from reaching the alter on time or will they need the help of Batgirl? Who's driving this plot and should it have gone as far as it did?

 

Joining John to discuss the first televised Batgirl episode and to ask the question, "Should this be a Joker episode?" is author Jay Smith. 

 

Comment on the episode here or write thebatcavepodcast@gmail.com.

 

 

 

 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 Shadow, Sam 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.

Direct download: The_Batcave_Podcast_-_Episode_49.mp3
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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 continues to dominate the box office.  Can the Krampus bring it down or will this weekend make it three in a row for the teen favorite?  Michael Falkner has this and new TV on DVD releases for possible holiday gifts on a new Weekly Podioplex.
 
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Weekly Podioplex Notes for December 1, 2015

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Krampus

 

Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 [Second Week]
#2 – The Good Dinosaur
#3 – Creed
#4 – Spectre [-2]
#5 – The Peanuts Movie [-2]
#6 – The Night Before [-2]

#7 – The Secret in Their Eyes [-2]
#8 – Spotlight [Even]
#9 – Brooklyn [+3]
#10 – The Martian [-3]

 

(New Release) [Change]

 

 

Tops From the Past

2010 – Tangled
2005 – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
1995 – Toy Story
1985 – Rocky IV
1975 – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest


Box Office Premieres for the week of December 4th, 2015

Wide

Krampus – [PG-13]

 

Limited

Chi-Raq – [R]

The Letters – [PG]

Macbeth – [NR]

Youth – [R]

A Royal Night Out – [PG-13]

The World of Kanako – [NR]

Life – [R]

Hitchcick/Truffaut – [PG-13]

Christmas Eve – [PG]

MI-5 – [R]

 

Home Entertainment for the week of December 1st, 2015

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

Cooties – [R]

Amy – [R]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume XXXIV (1988-1999)

Fear the Walking Dead: Season One (2015)

The Walking Dead: Season Five (Limited Edition) (2014)

Zoo: Season One (2015)

 

Blu-Rays From the Past 

 

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989) – [PG-13]

 

Podcast Promos

 

Remake This Movie RIGHT

“Remake This Movie RIGHT!” is a bi-weekly podcast where we take a classic film that is actively being remade by Hollywood studio execs, and craft our own version of how a modern retelling should go. Does the story need updating? Should characters or motives be tweaked? Do we need more muppets? We take all factors into account, concoct our film, and then offer a Final Pitch to you in movie trailer form. By the end of each episode, we will Remake This Movie RIGHT!

 

Quick Flicks

 

None

Links

 

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Direct download: Podioplex120115.mp3
Category:The Weekly Podioplex -- posted at: 8:16pm EST
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Here's another audio mystery, this time by the all-around god-like being of The Chronic Rift Network, John S. Drew.  After the success of THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP, John pitched the idea of a mystery series to the producers of WCRS Radio Stage and this is the first in a series of three.  Justin Case is an old-fashioned detective who likes doing things the old-fashioned way.  He doesn't have a smart phone, doesn't use a computer - he still reads the newspaper!  He's down on his luck though as his ways don't seem to impress many of today's clientele.  But he gets a break when he's hired to find the killer of a late night radio talk show host who died while on the air.  All indications are it was a heart attack, but Justin has to prove it's otherwise.

Direct download: Rstage11_murderOnTheAir.mp3
Category:WCRS Radio Stage -- posted at: 6:00am EST
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 THE OXFORD WORD OF THE YEAR

 

This episode is ON FLEEK! We talk about the Oxford 2015 Word Of The Year, consider some of the other contenders, and wonder if a few of them were made up specifically for the articles about it!

 

We also mention Snack Friday! Visit SnackFriday.org for more info.

Direct download: In_Style_Such_As_WOTY_-_Face_With_Tears_Of_Joy.mp3
Category:The Dan and Travis Show -- posted at: 9:37am EST
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Glenn is alive; well, the Doctor did tell you weeks ago! “Heads up,” Arnold and Scott celebrate the return of our favorite former pizza delivery guy in the penultimate episode of the first half of THE WALKING DEAD‘s sixth season, and then it’s off to a “Corporate Retreat” with the Z NATION team. What’s up with Doc and Addy this time around? Finally, Ash and his companions make it past the “Brujo”‘s door, but inside there may be even greater danger than what awaits them on the road!

And stay tuned, iZOMBIE fans, we’ll catch up with Liv next time!

 

Check out our Patreon page and support the show!

 

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!

Direct download: DOTDS1E62112315.mp3
Category:Doctor of the Dead -- posted at: 3:20pm EST
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James Bond couldn't survive the Hunger Games of the box office competition as Mockingjay, Part 2 took the top spot this past weekend.  But will it hold on through the holiday weekend?  And what's to come for the final month of 2015?  Michael Falkner has all the details on a new Weekly Podioplex.
 
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Weekly Podioplex Notes for November 24, 2015

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Creed

 

Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2
#2 – Spectre [-1]
#3 – The Peanuts Movie [-1]
#4 – The Night Before
#5 – The Secret in Their Eyes
#6 – Love the Coopers [-3]

#7 – The Martian [-3]
#8 – Spotlight [+4]
#9 – The 33 [-4]
#10 – Bridge of Spies [-3]

 

(New Release) [Change]

 

 

Tops From the Past

2010 – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1
2005 – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
1995 – Toy Story
1985 – King Solomon’s Mines
1975 – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest


Box Office Premieres for the week of November 27th, 2015

Wide

Creed – [PG-13]

The Good Dinosaur – [PG]

Victor Frankenstein – [PG-13]

 

Limited

The Danish Girl – [R]

Janis: Little Girl Blue – [NR]

Killing Them Safely – [NR]

 

Home Entertainment for the week of November 24th, 2015

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

Shaun the Sheep: The Movie – [PG]

No Escape – [R]

American Ultra – [R]

Ricki and the Flash – [PG-13]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

Doctor Who: The Christmas Specials Giftset (2005-2015)

 

Blu-Rays From the Past 

 

The Mask (1961) – [Approved]

 

Podcast Promos

 

My Star Wars Story

My Star Wars Story is a project to document the impact of Star Wars on the lives of those in the Star Wars Generation.

 

Quick Flicks

 

Coming Attractions for December 2015

Links

 

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Category:The Weekly Podioplex -- posted at: 9:33am EST
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He's spoken of his love for the series for many years on various podcasts.  Now, host John S. Drew takes you along his personal journey through time and space to explore each and every episode of the cult television series, Doctor Who.  In the first episode, John looks at "An Unearthly Child" and points out that while it's not all that great a story, it is still a story that is essential to the entire core of who the Doctor is.

Play along with John and watch "The Daleks", the next story to be reviewed by watching on Hulu or on DVD.

Direct download: An_Unearthly_Child.mp3
Category:Doctor Who & Mister Drew -- posted at: 9:12am EST
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It’s the beginning of the holiday season on “Presenting the Transcription Feature.”  Thanksgiving is not too early for the Lux Radio Theater adaptation of Miracle on 34th Street, featuring the movie’s original stars: Maureen O’Hara, John Payne, and Edmund Gwenn.  Remember that the show’s inciting incident is the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and the rest of the story plays out over the month of December.  So, as you prepare that turkey and those yams, tune in to some classic old time radio.

 

Episode

Lux Radio Theater

“Miracle on 34th Street”

5:30

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 Writing music feels like voodoo to me so it’s with great pleasure I welcome composer Kyle Newmaster to the show. Kyle is a classically trained musician who studied jazz before turning his hand to movie soundtracks. A lifelong fan of the movies, Kyle has scored a variety of films including “Where Hope Grows”, “ABC’s Of Death 2”, “Something Wicked” and “The Myth Of The American Sleepover.” With “Star Wars” in the air, we also touch upon Kyle’s work on video games for the famous saga.

Kyle gives us a detailed rundown on how a movie score is completed, from those first notes on a piano all the way to orchestration. The process is not that different from that of screenwriting as we found many similarities in our discussion. Sometimes creative endeavors seem impossibly daunting but Kyle offers great insight on how to tackle them one step – or note – at a time.

 

Links

 

Kyle's Website

 

Kyle's IMDB page

 

Samples from Kyle's Kinect soundtrack

Direct download: HTD_EXPRESS_38_KYLE_NEWMASTER.mp3
Category:The HTD Express -- posted at: 8:43pm EST
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Arnold and Scott are “Always Accountable” when it comes to critiquing the latest episode of THE WALKING DEAD, and if you ask the they’ll say “We Were Nowhere Near the Grand Canyon.” That goes for the team on Z NATION too, but never mind that because it’s time to talk about “Books From Beyond” courtesy of the newest installment of ASH VS. EVIL DEAD. Finally, some major Major revelations come up in “Max Wager” on iZOMBIE. Four zombie shows, no waiting!

 

NOTE: Scott was caught in some bad weather during the recording of this episode, so you might notice things are occasionally a bit stuttery. All part of apocalyptic podcast-making!

 

Check out our Patreon page and support the show!

 

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!

Direct download: DOTDS1E61111815.mp3
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The second season has come to an end and what a long, strange trip it's been.  John takes one last look at the episodes that made up the season and offers his thoughts on the season as a whole before moving forward into the third season.

Direct download: Batcave_File_016.mp3
Category:Batcave Podcast -- posted at: 6:21pm EST
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 James Bond continues to hold the lead at the box office.  In fact, Spectre and The Peanuts Movie managed to hold the top two spots, beating out this weekend's new releases.  But can their reign continue as we move into the holiday sesaon and some of the blockbusters that are on the way?  Michael Falkner has this weekend's movie releases and more on a new Weekly Podioplex.
 
 
 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for November 17, 2015

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2

 

Box Office Report

Top Ten

#1 – Spectre [Second Week]
#2 – The Peanuts Movie [Even]
#3 – Love the Coopers
#4 – The Martian [-1]
#5 – The 33
#6 – Goosebumps [-2]

#7 – Bridge of Spies [-2]
#8 – Prem Ratan Dhan Payo
#9 – Hotel Transylvania 2 [-3]
#10 – The Last Witch Hunter [-2]

 

(New Release) [Change]

 

 

Tops From the Past

2010 – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1
2005 – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
1995 – GoldenEye
1985 – Once Bitten
1975 – Dog Day Afternoon


Box Office Premieres for the week of November 20th, 2015

Wide

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 – [PG-13]

The Night Before – [R]

Secret in Their Eyes – [PG-13]

 

Limited

Legend – [R]

Carol – [R]

#Horror – [NR]

Mediterranea – [NR]

 

Home Entertainment for the week of November 17th, 2015

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Extended Edition – [R]

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. – [PG-13]

 

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

McHale’s Navy: The Complete Series (1962-1966)

Cristela: Season One (2014)

 

Blu-Rays From the Past 

 

In Cold Blood (1967) – [R]

 

 

Podcast Promos

 

Techno Retro Dads

TechnoRetro Dads share the fandom and fun of their youth with their families as they build a bridge from the past to the future through the time spent with their kids in the present. Join JediShua and shazbazzar as they reminisce about the past while exploring the future of some of their favorite science fiction and fantasy properties of their youth. Listen in to discussions about the movies, music, games, and comics of the 70s and 80s as they share the days of their youth with their own kids in a positive, family-friendly atmosphere. If you’re a TechnoRetro Dad, the child of one, or just fondly remember the sci-fi/fantasy properties of the 70s and 80s, then this podcast is for you!

 

Quick Flicks

 

None

Links

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:41pm EST
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Science fiction writer Scott Pearson (Star Trek: The Original Series: The More Things Change) and his daughter welcome New York Times bestselling author Kirsten Beyer to look back on the twentieth anniversary of Star Trek: Voyager as well as her series of Voyager novels which have taken the crew far beyond the show’s finale. 

 

Segments

Intro :31

Voyager: The TV Series 1:07

Binge Watching 2:10

First Impressions 4:46

The Captains Janeway 12:25

The Strong Women of Voyager 16:01

What Happened to the Maquis? 18:03

Kess, We Hardly Knew Ye 19:11

The Long Dark Night of the Kazon 23:40

Favorite Episodes 28:44

Not-So-Favorite Episodes 36:17

Favorite Characters 42:12

Looking Back Twenty Years 49:26

Voyager: The Novel Series 55:00

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“Now” it’s time for Arnold and Scott to talk about the fifth episode of THE WALKING DEAD‘s sixth season! How is Alexandria holding up with the Wolves away and the herd at the gate? And in ASH VS. EVIL DEAD, it’s time to set some “Bait” to smoke out a Deadite homemaker! Finally, Liv learns that when it comes to Major, it’s all about “Love & Basketball” on iZOMBIE!

 

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

 

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SHOW LINKS
VOICES IN THE DARK: LAST MAN ON EARTH (1964)

Living Dead Horror Con, 11/13-15, 2015

L.I. Who 3, 11/13-15, 2015

The Sixth Gun at Pinnacle Entertainment Group

Outside In 2 at ATB Publishing

Direct download: DOTDS1E60110915.mp3
Category:Doctor of the Dead -- posted at: 6:27pm EST
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 James Bond proves he still has box office muscle over fifty years later as the latest installment of the franchise tops the box office charts, taking down The Martian.  But can it maintain that dominance this weekend?  Michael Falker has the new movie and DVD releases on a new Weekly Podioplex.
 
 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for November 10, 2015

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: The 33


Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – Spectre
#2 – The Peanuts Movie
#3 – The Martian [-2]
#4 – Goosebumps [-2]
#5 – Bridge of Spies [-2]
#6 – Hotel Transylvania 2 [-2]

#7 – Burnt [-1]
#8 – The Last Witch Hunter [-3]
#9 – The Intern [+2]
#10 – Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension [-3]

 

(New Release) [Change]

 

Tops From the Past

2010 – Megamind
2005 – Chicken Little
1995 – Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
1985 – Death Wish 3
1975 – Let’s Do It Again

Box Office Premieres for the week of November 13th, 2015

Wide

The 33 – [PG-13]

Love the Coopers – [PG-13]

My All American – [PG]

 

Limited

By the Sea – [R]

Prem Ratan Dhan Payo – [NR]

James White – [R]

Entertainment – [R]

Ingrid Bergman in Her Own Words – [NR]

Kilo Two Bravo – [R]

 

Home Entertainment for the week of November 10th, 2015

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

Mr. Holmes – [PG]

Terminator Genisys – [PG-13]

Self/less – [PG-13]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

Justice League Unlimited: The Complete Series (2001-2006)

Better Call Saul: Season One (2014)

WKRP in Cincinnati: Season Four (1981)

Automan: The Complete Series (1983-1984)

Manimal: The Complete Series (1983)

 

Blu-Rays From the Past 

 

Passage to Marseille (1944) – [Approved]

 

Podcast Promos

 

Star Wars Stacks

The Star Wars Stacks is a Star Wars Expanded Universe Bookclub. Once a month, we get together to discuss a different novel from the Star Wars EU.

 

Quick Flicks

 

None

Links

 

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Category:The Weekly Podioplex -- posted at: 4:33pm EST
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The next in our series of interviews with the people who made Shazam and The Secrets of Isis happens with actor Jack McCulloch.  Jack appeared as Vinnie in the two-part first season finale of Shazam!  In this interview, he talks about his career, from his start in religious programming to his appearance in the pilot of Happy Days, to his turning down the chance to audition for Luke Skywalker to his appearance in the final season of M*A*S*H, to working with Jackson Bostwick on Shazam!
 
Jack McCulloch was a character actor who appeared in television and movies throughout the 70s and into the early 80s.  He has the distinction of being there for the start of Happy Days, by appearing in the pilot episode and playing a solider in the final season of M*A*S*H.  In addition, he appeared in such movies as The California Kid and The Big Red One.

Jack played Vinnie, the leader of the vultures in the two-part season finale of Shazam!'s first season.  After appearing in M*A*S*H, Jack walked away from Hollywood in 1982 and opened a business that specializes in wide width shoes - McCulloch's Wide Shoes.  His store features tributes to Hollywood and many cone from far and wide, not just to buy shoes, but to see his museum-like store.

Direct download: Shazam_Isis_-_Ep_19.mp3
Category:Shazam/Isis Podcast -- posted at: 5:00am EST
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The Z NATION team heads to Roswell, New Mexico, where they may find out that there are even more dangerous things than zombies…like zombie aliens?! And while they’re learning that the truth is out there in “RoZwell,” Arnold and Scott talk with the show’s Co-Executive Producer Dan Merchant, most recently doing triple duty as the writer and director on the previous episode, “The Collector!” It’s strange frequencies and stranger encounters in this all-Z NATION episode!

 

LISTENER CHALLENGE! Did we catch all the references and homages packed into “RoZwell?” Post in the comments here or at our Facebook page and let us know if we missed any!

 

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

 

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SHOW LINKS:
Strange Frequency

Strange Frequency 2

VOICES IN THE DARK: LAST MAN ON EARTH Full Feature-Length Audio Commentary by Arnold and Scott!

Direct download: DOTDS1E59110715.mp3
Category:Doctor of the Dead -- posted at: 5:00am EST
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This time on Presenting the Transcription Feature, here’s a double dose of Jack Benny and the young geniuses of The Quiz Kids.  First up on the Jack Benny Program, Jack’s cast matches wits with the visiting Quiz Kids with the usual zany results.  Then, just a week and a half later, Jack makes a guest appearance on The Quiz Kids.  Is he smarter than a 9th grader?

 

Episodes

 

The Jack Benny Program 

"Quiz Kids vs. Jell-O Kids"

April 6, 1941

2:05

 

The Quiz Kids

"Guest: Jack Benny"

April 16, 1941

32:32

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Julien stops by to give his take on the Burger King Black Bun Halloween burger... or does he? We also chew the fat on how the IARC/WHO report linking bacon to cancer sends up some major Red Flags of the Internet, and why you shouldn't worry so much about the occasional BLT. Tell 40 friends and subscribe today!

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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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 ​(Sung to the tune of Maniac):

A Satanist who can zip out of chains.
He is suave, and he’s smart, and clumsy.
He gropes all the chicks, and eats his victim’s brains,
Everybody says he’s eeeee-vil.

He gets burned at the stake, but is feeling no pain.
He knows it’s just a matter of time,
Three hundred years in fact, that he’s coming right back,
To suck out brains with his big, floppy tongue.

He can freeze you with a look,
But you’ll just look like a schnook,
‘Cause you should have known by now:

He’s a Brainiac, Brainiac with some style,
And to eat your brains is the thing that makes him smile.
He’s a Brainiac, Brainiac who’s intense,
And his vengeance really don’t make no damn sense.

 

Yes, in a long-delayed but well-worth-waiting-for Temple of Bad, Orenthal Hawkins (who brainstormed the soulful ballad above), Andrea Lipinski and Kevin Lauderdale, and Dan Persons take on the goofy Mexican horror film, The Brainiac. Bad makeup, crappy sets, and ridiculous effects rule the day! Click on the player to hear the show, or right-click the image to download.

Direct download: ToB-303_The_Brainiac_v02.mp3
Category:Mighty Movie's Temple of Bad -- posted at: 5:00am EST
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 FOUR zombie shows to cover! Arnold and Scott dive right in with staves at the ready, discussing Morgan’s 90-minute zen journey in THE WALKING DEAD “Here’s Not Here,” then it’s off to find Murphy in the clutches of “The Collector” on Z NATION! And then…we’ve waited so long, but Ash is back in the stunning debut episode of the all-new ASH VS. EVIL DEAD series, “El Jefe!” Finally, it’s important to remember that on iZOMBIE next time), “Even Cowgirls Get the Black and Blues.” WHEW!

 

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

 

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

Please help support the continued production of G2V Productions:

 

SHOW LINKS:
Arnold’s Monster Mashes Talk at the Jewish Museum of MD

Direct download: DOTDS1E58110215.mp3
Category:Doctor of the Dead -- posted at: 5:00am EST
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The SciFi Diner Podcast

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Tonight’s Diners: Scott, Miles, M

 

Welcome to the Diner.

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Our Listener Feedback Show: We reflect on the summer, Heroes Reborn, The Martian, Minority Report, Continuum, and more.

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 The Martian continues to hold the top box office spot as a series of lackluster film releases have offered no competition.  But there are two major movie releases set in two popular franchises that will most likely take it down.  The question is, which one will be at the top when the weekend is over?  There's all this, plus Doctor Who and Batman releases on DVD to talk about on a new Weekly Podioplex.
 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for November 3, 2015

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: SPECTRE

 

Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – The Martian [Even]
#2 – Goosebumps [Even]
#3 – Bridge of Spies [Even]
#4 – Hotel Transylvania 2 [+1]
#5 – The Last Witch Hunter [-1]
#6 – Burnt

#7 – Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension [-1]
#8 – Our Brand is Crisis
#9 – Crimson Peak [-1]
#10 – Steve Jobs [-3]

 

(New Release) [Change]

 

 

Tops From the Past

2010 – Megamind
2005 – Chicken Little
1995 – Get Shorty
1985 – Death Wish 3
1975 – Let’s Do It Again


Box Office Premieres for the week of November 6th, 2015

Wide

SPECTRE – [PG-13]

The Peanuts Movie – [G]

 

Limited

Spotlight – [R]

Trumbo – [R]

Brooklyn – [PG-13]

Miss You Already – [PG-13]

Theeb – [NR]

What Our Fathers Did: A Nazi Legacy – [NR]

 

Home Entertainment for the week of November 3rd, 2015

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

Inside Out – [PG]

Vacation – [R]

The End of the Tour – [R]

Before We Go – [PG-13]

She’s Funny That Way – [R]

Toy Story That Time Forgot – [TV-G]

 

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

Doctor Who: Series Nine, Part One (2014)

Batman: Season Three (1967)

Black Sails: Season Two (2015)

That ‘70s Show: The Complete Series (1998-2006)

 

Blu-Rays From the Past 

 

The 10th Kingdom (2000) – [NR]

 

Podcast Promos

 

The Batcave Podcast

The Batcave Podcast is an Internet show that takes a look at each and every episode of the 60s Batman television series. Host John S. Drew celebrates the great and looks to see where the show went wrong as it slid into oblivion in its third and final season with a different guest host each week. In the end, John is attempting to justify his love for this series, not to the listener, but to himself. Join him on this long, strange trip.

 

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WCRS Radio Stage returns this month with a double dose of audio drama mysteries.  Up first, producer David Binkley presents a new Brick Wall Mystery in which author M.J. Byron travels to a writers convention and gets involved in a murder mystery.  Can his alter ego, Brick Wall solve the crime?

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Tony Curran is a Scottish actor who has achieved prominence for his roles in films such as Pearl Harbor (2001) and The League of Extraordinary Gentleman (2003). Born on December 13, 1969, Curran studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama before coming to public notice on the BBC television series This Life playing a handyman. In 2000, Curran had a small role in the film Gladiator, which won the Academy Award for best picture. He also had a prominent role in the movie Tintin (2011), which was directed by Stephen Spielberg. He has appeared in guest-starring roles in many American television series such as CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, The Mentalist and Hawaii Five-O. Curran has also appeared in stage roles, including an award-winning performance in “The Soldiers Tale.” He played the role of Vincent Van Gogh in the British television series Doctor Who and has voiced characters in a variety of video games. Curran plays the role of Datak Tarr on the Syfy series Defiance. 2014 co-starred Diana Vickers in the thriller film Awaiting.
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"There's only one thing in the mountains that leaves a track like this. The creature of legend that roams the Timberline. My people named him Sasquatch. You call him... Bigfoot."

 

This big episode requires a big guest list. Joining John S. Drew​ and Paul K. Bisson​ to review, "The Secret of Bigfoot," is science fiction / Star Trek author Dayton Ward; webmaster of TheSix1973.com, Joe Burns; and Chief Creative Consultant for the Time-Life Six Million Dollar Man Complete DVD Collection, Matt Hankinson​. With special commentary by webmaster of The Bionic Woman Files​, James Sherrard​. This is BIG!

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Jackie has a past that he feels defines who he is.  The problem is, it has some back to haunt him and threaten his future.  Can Billy separate his feelings from the facts and determine if Jackie is truly innocent of the crime he's accused of committing?
 
 
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The first season of Shazam! comes to an end with the first of a two-part story.  It's an odd duck in many respects, but John and Richard do find the good in it and remind everyone that odd does not mean bad.  The question though is, does it hold up today?

 

 It's all here and we want to hear from you on what you think of the episode.  Write us as ShazamIsisPodcast@gmail.com.

 

Moral: "Making one mistake isn't the end of the world. We often get a second chance. Just make sure you don't mess it up, or let others mess it up for you."

 

Guest Cast

Jimmy Hayes as Mister Samuels

Greg Mabrey as Jackie

Jack McCulloch as Vinnie

Tom Ruben as Vinnie's Lieutentant

Carol Anne Seflinger as Mellie

Chad States as Vinnie's Pal

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Jackie has a past that he feels defines who he is.  The problem is, it has some back to haunt him and threaten his future.  Can Billy separate his feelings from the facts and determine if Jackie is truly innocent of the crime he's accused of committing?
 
 
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The first season of Shazam! comes to an end with the first of a two-part story.  It's an odd duck in many respects, but John and Richard do find the good in it and remind everyone that odd does not mean bad.  The question though is, does it hold up today?

 

 It's all here and we want to hear from you on what you think of the episode.  Write us as ShazamIsisPodcast@gmail.com.

 

Moral: "Making one mistake isn't the end of the world. We often get a second chance. Just make sure you don't mess it up, or let others mess it up for you."

 

Guest Cast

Jimmy Hayes as Mister Samuels

Greg Mabrey as Jackie

Jack McCulloch as Vinnie

Tom Ruben as Vinnie's Lieutentant

Carol Anne Seflinger as Mellie

Chad States as Vinnie's Pal

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 The SciFi Diner Podcast

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Welcome to the SciFi Rewind: Back to the Future II

 

Back to the Future III Stranded in 1955, Marty McFly receives written word from his friend, Doctor Emmett Brown, as to where can be found the DeLorean time machine. However, an unfortunate discovery prompts Marty to go to his friend’s aid. Using the time machine, Marty travels to the old west where his friend has run afoul of a gang of thugs and has fallen in love with a local schoolteacher. Using the technology from the time, Marty and Emmett devise one last chance to send the two of them back to the future.
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Screenwriters constantly have to do deal with feedback and notes. They should always be listened to and considered. But then there’s THOSE reads. Those reads that say “this script is horrible” or “you can’t write.” Festivals and coverage services can be great sources for criticism but you run the risk of sometimes getting that kind of reaction.

 

Joining me to talk about how to handle that is Jennifer Sharp. Director of the feature film “I’m Through With White Girls” and an award-winning screenwriter as well, Jennifer shares some of the soul-crushing reads she’s received. But she also talks about how that doesn’t have to be the end. This a great conversation about having the resiliency to block out those who hate your work and finding the people who will love it. Enjoy:

 

-How do you deal with rejection?

 

-Can on prepare for the “no”?

 

-How to answer notes that change the fundamentals of the story?

 

-The shattering of the vision - what if the reader is right?

 

-Which notes to take, which ones to throw out.

 

-Getting feedback from those who KNOW how to read a script/treatment.

 

-Should you get notes/reads from people who like your stuff or people who are impartial or like other genres?

 

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Glenn is alive! Now that we have that established, join Arnold and Scott as they explain why that’s absolutely certain despite the apparent tragedy at the end of this week’s THE WALKING DEAD, “Thank You!” Then it’s on to some Max Rager shenanigans in the latest iZOMBIE next time), and an interview with Kerry Breitenstein of Twilight Creations, home of the ZOMBIES!!! series of games and accessories! And Glenn is alive, did we mention that?

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Show Music: “Bitter Pill” (feat. Vosmoy) by Still Pluto and “Zombie Wok” by The Karovas Milkshake.

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"Batgirl Network Presentation"

No Airdate

Killer Moth has come to Gotham to kidnap a millionaire to hold for ransom and it looks like he has the Dynamic Duo well under wraps thanks to his cocoon gun.  Will he succeed or will the introduction of Batgirl help to save the day?  Yvonne Craig makes her debut as the Dominoed Daredoll in this brief network presentation.  

 

Joining John to discuss this never aired piece is author Jay Smith.  

 

Comment on the episode here or write thebatcavepodcast@gmail.com

 

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 Shadow, Sam 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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​There’s two Halloween episodes for your enjoyment on this installment of “Presenting the Transcription Feature.”  First, the wholesome world of small-town America is shaken by a string of Halloween tricks on The Alrich Family.  Who’s letting the air of car tires?  Who’s ringing doorbells and running?  Could it be that scamp Henry Aldrich?  Before Halloween was all about candy, it was all about tricks.  Then Eve Arden stars as Our Miss Brooks, the comedic and sardonic, but beloved, English teacher making her way in yet another small town.  Nothing seems to go right for her, her students, or her principal, as they plan a Halloween party.

 

Episodes

 

The Aldrich Family

“Halloween Prank Backfires”

October 31, 1940

3:35

 

Our Miss Brooks

“Halloween Party”

October 30, 1949

36:00

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 ​It's a double sized edition of The Weekly Podioplex.  Is there anything in two week's worth of movie releases that could take The Martian from the top of the box office?  Or perhaps one of the upocming November releases might make it.  It's all here and a double dose of DVD and Blu-ray releases.
 
 
Weekly Podioplex Notes for October 20, 2015
 
Introduction
Opening Clip: Jem and the Holograms
 
Box Office Report
 
Top Ten
#1 – Goosebumps
#2 – The Martian [-1]
#3 – Bridge of Spies
#4 – Crimson Peak
#5 – Hotel Transylvania 2 [-3]
#6 – Pan [-3]
#7 – The Intern [-3]
#8 – Sicario [-3]
#9 – Woodlawn
#10 – The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials [-4]
 
(New Release) [Change]
 
 
Tops From the Past
2010 – Paranormal Activity 2
2005 – Doom
1995 – Get Shorty
1985 – Commando
1975 – Let’s Do It Again



Box Office Premieres for the week of October 23rd, 2015
Wide
Jem and the Holograms – [PG]
Steve Jobs – [R]
Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension – [R]
The Last Witch Hunter – [PG-13]
Rock the Kasbah – [R]
 
Limited
Suffragette – [PG-13]
I Smile Back – [R]
Burnt – [NR]
Nasty Baby – [R]
Difret – [NR]
 
 
Box Office Premieres for the week of October 30th, 2015
Wide
Our Brand is Crisis – [R]
Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse – [R]
 
Limited
Love – [NR]
The Wonders – [NR]
Carter High – [PG-13]
 
Home Entertainment for the weeks of October 20th and October 27th, 2015
New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray for October 20th
 
Jurassic World – [PG-13]
Lonesome Dove – [NR]
 
New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray for October 27th
 
Pixels – [PG-13]
Southpaw – [R]
Max – [PG]
The Gift – [R]
The Human Centipede III: The Final Sequence – [UR]
The Human Centipede: The Complete Sequence – [UR]
 
TV on DVD and Blu-Ray for October 20th

 

Nurse Jackie: Season Seven (2014)
The Facts of Life: Season Seven (1985)
Growing Pains: Season Six (1990)
 
TV on DVD and Blu-Ray for October 27th

 

None
 
Blu-Rays From the Past for October 20th
 
Back to the Future 30th Anniversary Trilogy (1985-1990) – [PG]
Back to the Future: The Animated Series (1991)
Back to the Future: The Complete Adventures (1985-1991)
Back in Time (2015) – [NR]
 
Blu-Rays From the Past for October 27th
 
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) – [PG]
 
Podcast Promos
 
My Star Wars Story
My Star Wars Story is a project to document the impact of Star Wars on the lives of those in the Star Wars Generation.
 
Quick Flicks
 
Coming Attractions for November
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Our Listener Feedback Show: We reflect on the summer, the TV Shows we watched, the books we read, Felicia Day’s new book, and what we are looking forward to.
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Our series of interviews continues as we near the start of our reviews of the first season of The Secrets of Isis.  Joining us for this episode is actress, dancer, teacher Joanna Pang Atkins who played Cindy Lee on the first season of the show.  Joanna talks about her career leading up to her appearing onIsis, her memories of the episodes and her co-stars, and her career following her departure.
 

Joanna Pang Atkins has a unique perspective gained from a fascinating lifetime of experience. Since she was a young girl, Joanna has traveled the world over, performing as an actress and dancer on stage, television and film. As a natural progression, she began producing and directing theater for teens and now brings her experience into schools with multi-cultural dance assemblies and residencies.

 

   From her starring role as a teenage idol on CBS’ top-rated children's show The Secrets of ISIS, which recently came out on dvd, Joanna's TV appearances have varied as widely as Saturday Night Live, numerous daytime soap operas, The Lawrence Welk Show, and dozens of TV commercials.

 

   Joanna's stage performances have taken her throughout the country, touring in well-known musicals including West Side Story, South Pacific, Music Man, and The King and I, as well as close to home in the world premiere production of Sayonara at the Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey. Performing with an Asian touring dance company carried her to the far reaches of Europe, South America, Canada and the U.S.A.

 

   Her professional teaching background is in dance, ranging from ballet to jazz to folk. She teaches all ages from kindergarten through adult. Her special rapport with children has her teaching them on TV and as far afield as California studios, a school in Budapest, and right at home in New Jersey. At many schools, Joanna’s World Dance residencies have become an annual tradition. For over ten years, she has also been a teaching artist for the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC).  Joanna Pang Atkins was honored as the Outstanding Arts Educator for 2014 by Morris Arts of NJ.

 

   In addition to her own performing, Joanna has traveled extensively with her husband, Dick Atkins, a producer and writer of television and feature films, and their son Davy, to movie locations from Los Angeles, Georgia and Vermont in the U.S., to Africa, Budapest, Moscow and St. Petersburg.

 

   Joanna’s biography has been published in Who’s Who in the World andWho’s Who of American Women.

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 ​Will Davros have the last laugh, or will it all end in crocodile tears? And when the sewers have overflowed and Skaro is far away, will the Doctor and Clara find themselves trapped forever in a deep ocean base under siege from nightmarish ghostly apparitions? Join Scott and Arnold as they talk about eye sockets, endless corridors, and the importance of well-structured storytelling! Also: Coverage of the latest DOCTOR WHO-related news of the spinoff by YA author Patrick Ness, CLASS and the upcoming LEGO set(s)!

 

Show Music: Rory Hoy’s 50 Years Of Time And Space Mix.

 

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 With apologies to Michael Falkner, here is last week's edition of The Weekly Podioplex.  In addition to The Martian continuing its dominance at the box office, Michael had other space news with Star Wars and Six Million Dollar Man release info.  Check it out.
 
 
Weekly Podioplex Notes for October 13, 2015
 
Introduction
Opening Clip: Goosebumps
 
Box Office Report
 
Top Ten
#1 – The Martian [Second Week]
#2 – Hotel Transylvania 2 [Even]
#3 – Pan
#4 – The Intern [Even]
#5 – Sicario [-2]
#6 – The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials [-1]
#7 – The Walk [+4]
#8 – Black Mass  [-2]
#9 – Everest [-2]
#10 – The Visit [-2]
 
(New Release) [Change]
 
 
Tops From the Past
2010 – Jackass 3D
2005 – The Fog
1995 – Seven
1985 – Commando
1975 – Hard Times



Box Office Premieres for the week of October 16th, 2015
Wide
Goosebumps – [PG]
Crimson Peak – [R]
Bridge of Spies – [PG-13]
Woodlawn – [PG]
 
Limited
Truth – [R]
Room – [R]
All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records – [NR]
This Changes Everything – [NR]
Momentum – [NR]
 
Home Entertainment for the week of October 13th, 2015
New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray
 
Tomorrowland – [PG]
San Andreas – [PG-13]
 
TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

 

Justified: The Complete Series (2010-2015)
Bates Motel: Season Three (2014)
The Following: Season Three (2014)
The Following: The Complete Series (2013-2015)
Mad Men: Season Seven, Part Two (2015)
Mad Men: The Complete Series (2007-2015)
The 100: Season Two (2014)
Heroes: The Complete Series (2006-2010)
Six Million Dollar Man: The Complete Series (1973-1978)
The Bionic Woman: The Complete Series (1976-1978)
 
Blu-Rays From the Past
 
Aladdin (1992) – [G]
Land Before Time (1988) – [G]
 
Podcast Promos
 
Cyborgs: A Bionic Podcast
The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman were two of the most influential television programs of the 70's.  During the height of their popularity, Steve Austin (Lee Majors) and Jaime Sommers (Lindsay Wagner) would battle Fembots, Bigfoot, Venus Death Probes, deadly duplicates, foreign spies, and bitter cold to protect the United States' interests through the O.S.I. Every other Sunday, hosts John S. Drew and Paul K. Bisson talk about one episode from either series in depth with another fan of the series.  The podcast looks at the episodes, the pilot movies, and the reunion movies covering them from synopsis to review to a look at the mythology of both series.
 
Quick Flicks
 
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A new show joins the network as we look at old home game show versions of television game shows.  In the first outing of the podcast, John is joined by Stephanie and Ricky and they play The Joker's Wild.  Does the game hold up to the test of time?  Do the contestants hold up to the questions?  Take a listen and you decide if the devil got everyone in the end.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 And here's a standard episode of the series with host Jack Berry from 1974.

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Presenting another radio adaptation of a Hollywood classic from the Screen Guild Theater, starring the film’s original leads.  Tonight it’s Champagne for Caesar with Ronald Colman as unemployed genius Beauregard Bottomley who appears on television quiz show hosted by Art Linkletter.  As the amount of money Bottomley wins increases, it threatens the very business of the show’s sponsor, played with sneering relish by Vincent Price.  A must-hear episode for fans of game shows as well as Old Time Radio.
 
The Screen Guild Theater
“Champagne for Caesar”
October 10, 1950
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SHOW OPEN

 

40 POUNDS OF SPORTS

Gabe's All Out Of Love, He's So Lost With(out) the NFL. He talks with Dan and Travis about the moral conundrum of being an NFL fan, and probably hates on the Patriots in the process! Concussions? Drugs? Cockfighting? We might cover all these things! But mostly, it's the ethical dilemma of Sunday football. Tell 10 friends and subscribe today!.

 

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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Thttp://www.allbharathnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/The-Martian-%E2%80%93-An-Awesome-Movie-with-Matt-Damon-Action.jpghe Martian took out the competition last weekend, but does it have the staying power to last a second week with new releases this weekend?  Michael Falkner has this and Mission: Impossible on an all new Weekly Podioplex.
 
Weekly Podioplex Notes for October 6, 2015
 
Introduction
Opening Clip: Pan
 
Box Office Report
 
Top Ten
#1 – The Martian
#2 – Hotel Transylvania 2 [-2]
#3 – Sicario [+7]
#4 – The Intern [-2]
#5 – The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials [-2]
#6 – Black Mass [-1]
#7 – Everest [-3]
#8 – The Visit [-2]
#9 – War Room [-1]
#10 – The Perfect Guy [-3]
 
(New Release) [Change]
 
 
Tops From the Past
2010 – The Social Network
2005 – Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
1995 – Seven
1985 – Commando
1975 – Dog Day Afternoon



Box Office Premieres for the week of October 9th, 2015
Wide
Pan – [PG]
The Walk – [PG]
 
Limited
Big Stone Gap – [PG-13]
Steve Jobs – [R]
The Final Girls – [PG-13]
Victoria – [NR]
 
 
Home Entertainment for the week of October 6th, 2015
New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray
 
Magic Mike XXL – [R]
Insidious: Chapter 3 – [PG-13]
Dark Places – [R]
Tremors 5: Bloodlines – [PG-13]
Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! – [NR]
Ride – [R]
 
TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

 

South Park: Season Eighteen (2014)
The Leftovers: Season One (2014)
Vikings: Season Three (2014)
Mission: Impossible: The Complete Original Series (1966-1973)
 
Blu-Rays From the Past
 
Spartacus (1960) – [PG-13]
 
 
Podcast Promos
 
Saturday B Movie Reel
A weekly podcast covering Syfy Channel Original Movies and other science fiction and fantasy B movies.
 
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Anastasia Baranova – “Addy Carver” from Z NATION – joins Arnold and Scott for a fantastic chat that was recorded before they saw this week’s episode, and she was careful not to reveal the horrific turn of events at the end of “White Light!” Listen as the guys review that latest installment in the harrowing search for Murphy, and then talk with the Wielder of the Z-Whacker herself!

…and FEAR THE WALKING DEAD fans, fear not! We’ll catch up with all the goings-on in pre-apocalyptic LA next time!

 

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

 

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 Cosplayer Bob DeSimone talks with John about his life as the Bat.  He tells about the construction of his costume, how impressed Adam West was with it, and how his cosplay has helped him to help others, especially as Boba Fett.  It's all here and a whole lot more on this special episode of the podcast.
 
 
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The SciFi Diner Podcast

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Tonight’s Diners: Scott, Miles, M

 

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Interview:

Roger Cross can currently be seen playing ‘Six’ aka ‘Griffin Jones’ on the hit SYFY show “Dark Matter”. As well as the role of ‘Reggie Fitzwilliam’ on Guillermo Del Toro’s series for FX, “The Strain”. And playing ‘Travis Verta’ on “Continuum”.

 

On television, Cross can also be seen on a recurring basis on CW’s “Arrow”, and ABC’s “Motive”! He captivated audiences as Jack Bauer’s fellow agent, ‘Curtis Manning’, on the sensational “24”. He’s starred in the Sci­Fi series “First Wave”, “The Guard”, “The Gates”. He’s reccured on such series as “Fringe”, “Charlies Angels”, “The L Word”, “Stargate”, Steven Spielberg’s “Taken”, “Higher Ground”, “The X­Files”, “The Commish”, “The Days”, “Peacemakers”, “Just Cause” etc.. He’s Guest Starred on “Star Trek- Enterprise”, “UC Undercover”, “Highlander”, “Andromeda, “Outer Limits”, “Sliders”, “Street Justice”, “Neon Rider”. Cross has also appeared in a slate of TV movies including “Everything That Rises”, Father’s Choice”, “Aftershock”, “The Color of Courage”, “Voyage Of Terror”, “Oklahoma City”, “Doomsday Rock”, “Baby 2000″, ” Captains Courageous”, “The Surrogate”, “Tailhook”, “Don’t Talk To Strangers”, “The Winter Garden”, “Playing For Keeps”, “Deliver Them From Evil”, etc.

 

His many film roles include “Mad Money”, alongside Diane Keaton, Katie Holmes, and Queen Latifah, “The Day The Earth Stood Still”, “The Chronicles Of Riddick”, “King’s Ransom”, “Ecks vs Sever”, “Liberty Stands Still”, “Deadly Little Secrets”, “Free Willy III”, “What’s Your Verdict”, “Double Jeopardy”, Oliver Stone’s “World Trade Center”, etc.

 

Roger was born and raised in Jamaica. With his family, he moved to Vancouver at the age of 11. He enjoyed drama in school, but never considered it a viable career. His heart was set on flying, and he studied Aviation at Trinity Western University. While waiting for a flying job, Cross began working as an extra and doing stunts. He went on to study acting at Breck Academy and landed a few roles before landing the one that ultimately changed the course of his life. After surviving an extremely challenging yet fulfilling experience filming “The International Rescue” on location in China, Vietnam and Burma, Cross decided to give acting his full focus for a year. His acting career has since taken off, and he now enjoys flying in his spare time.

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Shazam!

"The Braggart"

November  30, 1974

 

Alan has self-esteem issues and compensates by making up wild stories about himself to impress his friends.  But when he has to prove what he is saying, will he endanger not only himself but his friends as well?

This episode bares some similarities with the previous episode, "The Delinquent" in that we are dealing with young men with self-esteem issues.  The difference he is that Alan is actually quite friendly, but his friendship comes at a cost as he weaves his wild stories.  Does it hold today?  Why didn't Jackson Bostwick wrestle a lion?  And did Richard really beat up The Scorpion?

 It's all here and we want to hear from you on what you think of the episode.  Write us as ShazamIsisPodcast@gmail.com.

 

Moral: “Honesty is the best policy."

 

Guest Cast

Gary Dubin as Mitch

Scott Garrett as Jerry

Steve Gustafson as Alan

Sean Kelly as Tim

Kerri Shuttleton as Debbie

and

Frank Coghlan Jr. as the Guard

 

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50 EPISODES! Welcome and thank you to all, DOCTOR OF THE DEAD listeners! We celebrate our 50th bumper-sized installment with a look at the latest episode of FEAR THE WALKING DEAD, discuss the Season 2 premiere of Z NATION, and talk with a very special guest – Arnold’s fellow world-renowned zombie expert,DOCTOR WHO colleague, and the master of “Bieber Fever,” Dr. Robert Smith? (And yes, the question mark is a legal part of his name!)

 

50 down, and here’s to the next 50!

 

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

 

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BRAAAIIINNNSSS!: FROM ACADEMICS TO ZOMBIES

MATHEMATICAL MODELLING OF ZOMBIES

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The fall brings with it a number of new movies and with a more inconsistent audience, the number one film at the top can change with each week.  And that's the case as the second Maze Runner movie was beat by the second Hotel Transylvania movie.  But can it hold on with only one new movie opening this weekend?  Michael Falkner has this and more on a new Weekly Podioplex.
 
Weekly Podioplex Notes for September 29, 2015
 
Introduction
Opening Clip: The Martian
 
Box Office Report
 
Top Ten
#1 – Hotel Transylvania 2
#2 – The Intern
#3 – The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials [-2]
#4 – Everest [+1]
#5 – Black Mass [-3]
#6 – The Visit [-3]
#7 – The Perfect Guy [-3]
#8 – War Room [-2]
#9 – The Green Inferno
#10 – Sicario [+15]
 
(New Release) [Change]
 
 
Tops From the Past
2010 – The Social Network
2005 – Flightplan
1995 – Seven
1985 – Invasion U.S.A.
1975 – Three Days of the Condor



Box Office Premieres for the week of October 2nd, 2015
Wide
The Martian – [PG-13]
 
Limited
The Walk – [PG]
Freeheld – [PG-13]
He Name Me Malala – [PG-13]
Shanhai – [R]
Sicario – [R]
 
Home Entertainment for the week of September 29th, 2015
New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray
 
Avengers: Age of Ultron – [PG-13]
Entourage – [R]
Spy – [R]
Cop Car – [R]
Zipper – [R]
Aloft – [R]
Poltergeist – [PG-13]
 
TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

 

Bones: Season Ten (2014)
Outlander: Season One, Volume Two (2014)
Grimm: Season Four (2014)
Reign: Season Two (2014)
iZombie: Season One (2014)
 
Blu-Rays From the Past
 
Goodfellas (1990) – [R]
 
 
Podcast Promos
 
Star Wars Stacks
The Star Wars Stacks is a Star Wars Expanded Universe Bookclub. Once a month, we get together to discuss a different novel from the Star Wars EU.
 
Quick Flicks
 
Vin Diesel confirms one last Fast and Furious trilogy
Star Wars Disney Parks update
Star Wars soundtracks
Back to the Future Day celebrations
 
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The Doctor has just met a little boy on a battlefield, and it’s a meeting that will resonate through all of time and space! Join Scott and Arnold as they journey back to the Planet of the Daleks – Skaro – with the Doctor, Missy, Clara, and legions of DOCTOR WHO fans as Series 9 of the venerable sci-fi saga begins! PLUS: Scott talks about his contributions to the story of Davros in the Big Finish audio dramas “The Juggernauts” and “I, Davros: Guilt!”

 

Show Music: Rory Hoy’s 50 Years Of Time And Space Mix.

 

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 This week we present the final step in the saga of “The Walking Man” contest when winner Florence Hubbard appears on The Jack Benny Program.  Those who have been listening closely for the past few weeks will have their attention rewarded as several old themes and topics are referenced. Then Academy Award-winning actor Ronald Colman and his wife Benita Hume star in their comedy-drama series set at a small Midwestern college, The Halls of Ivy.  Colman plays the college’s president, sagely dispensing advice to the undergraduates.  Lessons will be learned and heartstrings will be tugged.
 
 
Episodes
 
The Jack Benny Program
“Winner of The Walking Man Contest”
March 14, 1948
4:07
 
The Halls of Ivy
“Faculty Raffle”
June 28, 1950
36:25
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Episode 33, Hey, Robots!
 
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Science fiction writer Scott Pearson (Star Trek: The Original Series: The More Things Change) and his daughter discuss androids in the movies and on television. Westworld, I, Robot, and A.I. are covered, as well as Humans, Almost Human, and more, including shout outs to Star Trek’s Data. Recurring motifs of robot movies and the philosophical and ethical implications of artificial intelligence are also pondered. Double-length episode!
 
Segments
Intro :30
Westworld 1:04 [sorry about audio trouble; fixed in the rest of the show]
Humans 15:30
Almost Human 34:51
I, Robot 42:50
A.I. 1:01:37
Final Thoughts 1:29:10
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The newest entry in the Maze Runner series took the top of the box office this past weekend.  But can it outrun this weekend's movie releases?  Michael Falkner has this and some fan favorite DVD releases plus a look at October movie releases on a new Weekly Podioplex.
 
Weekly Podioplex Notes for September 22, 2015
 
Introduction
Opening Clip: Hotel Transylvania 2
 
Box Office Report
 
Top Ten
#1 – The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials
#2 – Black Mass
#3 – The Visit [-1]
#4 – The Perfect Guy [-3]
#5 – Everest
#6 – War Room [-3]
#7 – A Walk in the Woods [-3]
#8 – Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation [-3]
#9 – Straight Outta Compton [-3]
#10 – Grandma [+12]
 
(New Release) [Change]
 
 
Tops From the Past
2010 – Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
2005 – Flightplan
1995 – Seven
1985 – Back to the Future
1975 – Jaws



Box Office Premieres for the week of September 25th, 2015
Wide
Hotel Transylvania 2 – [PG]
The Intern – [PG-13]
The Green Inferno – [R]
 
Limited
Stonewall – [R]
Labyrinth of Lies – [R]
99 Homes – [R]
A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story – [PG-13]
The Keeping Room – [R]
Mississippi Grind – [R]
The Reflektor Tapes – [NR]
Ashby – [R]
 
 
 
Home Entertainment for the week of September 22nd, 2015
New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray
 
Pitch Perfect 2 – [PG-13]
Disneynature: Monkey Kingdom – [G]
 
TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

 

Arrow: Season Three (2014)
The Flash: Season One (2014)
Doctor Who: “Dark Water” and “Death in Heaven” 3D (2014)
 
Blu-Rays From the Past
 
Moonrise Kingdom (2012) – [PG-13]
Breaker Morant (1980) – [PG]
 
Podcast Promos
 
Skywalking Through Neverland is a Star Wars/Disney, fan-focused Podcast. We cover Star Wars, Disney, Superheroes and pop culture fandom. You know, that stuff that binds us all together as instantaneous friends! We showcase either what people have done with their fandom or talked to those who are involved first-hand in the universes that we LOVE.
 
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October’s Coming Attractions
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There's a new leader at the box office, but more importantly - LOST IN SPACE!  Learn all about the series collection on Blu-Ray and more DVD releases on a new Weekly Podioplex.
 
Weekly Podioplex Notes for September 15, 2015
 
Introduction
Opening Clip: Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials
 
Box Office Report
 
Top Ten
#1 – The Perfect Guy
#2 – The Visit

#3 – War Room [-1]
#4 – A Walk in the Woods [-1]
#5 – Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation [Even]
#6 – Straight Outta Compton [-4]
#7 – No Escape [-1]
#8 – The Transporter Refueled [-4]
#9 – 90 Minutes in Heaven
#10 – Un Gallo con Muchos Huevos [-1]
 
(New Release) [Change]
 
 
Tops From the Past
2010 – The Town
2005 – Just Like Heaven
1995 – To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar
1985 – Back to the Future
1975 – Jaws



Box Office Premieres for the week of September 18th, 2015
Wide
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials – [PG-13]
Everest – [PG-13]
Black Mass – [R]
 
Limited
Katti Batti – [NR]
Sicario – [R]
Captive – [PG-13]
Pawn Sacrifice – [PG-13]
About Ray – [NR]
 
 
Home Entertainment for the week of September 15th, 2015
New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray
 
Cinderella – [PG]
Furious 7 – [PG-13]
 
TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

 

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season Two (2014)
Marvel’s Agent Carter: Season One (2014)
Lost in Space: The Complete Adventures (1965-1968)
The Big Bang Theory: Season Eight (2014)
LEGO Star Wars: The New Yoda Chronicles (2015)
Empire: Season One (2014)
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Season Fifteen (2014)
CSI: Cyber: Season One (2014)
 
Blu-Rays From the Past
 
Mad Max (1979) – [R]
Defiance (1980) – [PG]
 
Podcast Promos
 
TechnoRetro Dads share the fandom and fun of their youth with their families as they build a bridge from the past to the future through the time spent with their kids in the present. Join JediShua and shazbazzar as they reminisce about the past while exploring the future of some of their favorite science fiction and fantasy properties of their youth. Listen in to discussions about the movies, music, games, and comics of the 70s and 80s as they share the days of their youth with their own kids in a positive, family-friendly atmosphere. If you’re a TechnoRetro Dad, the child of one, or just fondly remember the sci-fi/fantasy properties of the 70s and 80s, then this podcast is for you!
 
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Dan Greenfield of 13th Dimension and Jim Beard of Gotham City 14 Miles join John to pay tribute to the late Yvonne Craig who played Batgirl/Barbara Gordon on the third season of the series.  They discuss her warmth and charm that made the third season watchable, her other roles, and her chemistry with her costars, in particular Neil Hamilton.

 

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SHOW 065

A New Era

 

MAY I SUGGEST...?

Dan said to Travis, “May I Suggest… you watchticate a television biographically-oriented docu-special called Mel Brooks: Make A Noise?” – and Dan gives his thoughts.

For Dan's next recommendation, Dan suggested Travis check out the comedian/musician/crazy genius madman person Reggie Watts.

Stay tuned for the next "May I Suggest...?" when Dan reviews Travis's selection, the podcast "The Fighter and the Kid".

 

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 Michael Falkner returns from DragonCon with new movie and DVD releases on a new Weekly Podioplex.

 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for September 9, 2015

 

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: The Visit

 

Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – War Room
#2 – Straight Outta Compton
#3 – A Walk in the Woods
#4 – The Transporter Refueled
#5 – Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation [-2]
#6 – No Escape [-2]

#7 – The Man from U.N.C.L.E. [-1]
#8 – Sinister 2 [-3]
#9 – Un Gallo con Muchos Huevos
#10 – Inside Out [+9]

 

(New Release) [Change]

 

 

Tops From the Past

2010 – Resident Evil: Afterlife
2005 – The Exorcism of Emily Rose
1995 – To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar
1985 – Back to the Future
1975 – Jaws


 

Box Office Premieres for the week of September 11th, 2015

Wide

The Visit – [PG-13]

The Perfect Guy – [PG-13]

90 Minutes in Heaven – [PG-13]

 

Limited

Coming Home – [PG-13]

Wolf Totem – [PG-13]

Sleeping With Other People – [R]

Time Out of Mind – [NR]

 

 

Home Entertainment for the weeks of September 9th, 2015

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

 

The Age of Adeline – [PG-13]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

Supernatural: Season Ten (2014)

Gotham: Season One (2014)

Haven: Season Five, Volume One (2014)

Homeland: Season Four (2014)

 

Blu-Rays From the Past

 

Shocker (1989) – [R]

Dressed to Kill (1980) – [X]

 

Podcast Promos

 

Earth Station One

Earth Station One is a pop culture podcast & blog celebrating our love for all things Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Comics & much, much more.

 

Quick Flicks

 

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 Tonight’s Diners: M, Anne and Lauren

 

Welcome to the Dinnette.

 

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Welcome to the Dinette! 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 don’t 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. It’s been awhile since I sat with some friends, had a bite to eat and talked about all the nerdy stuff we love. In this episode of SFDP, that’s exactly what I did.  Two of my dear friends joined me at Game On Comics in Vienna, VA, for a lovely Sunday chat about comics, from books to tv shows to movies, inspired by the Brian Prowse-Gany article “Rise of the Female Superhero” published on Yahoo last week. This was made even richer with the video narrated by Katie Couric. So grab a pal, make a snack and have a listen.

 

A HUGE THANK YOU TO GAME ON COMICS!! They are an amazing local comic shop that I love and love to support, so if you are in the Northern Virginia Area, please check out! They have games and cards and book and wonderful staff who are always ready to help. Check out their blog, like them on Facebook!! BTW: Which lady superhero would you like to see get her own movie and who would you pick to direct? Drop us a line and let us know!

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The collapse of civilization is just beginning in FEAR THE WALKING DEAD, and it’s up to Arnold and Scott to make it through all that Los Angeles traffic to…oh wait, the traffic is gone. That was easy. Anyway, join them as they take a look at the second installment of the all-new prequel spinoff from THE WALKING DEAD! Also, some news from Arnold’s University of Baltimore “Media Genres: Zombies” class, currently running this Fall semester, letters from listeners, and more!

 

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

 

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This week we present two episodes centering on possibly the most popular radio contest of the 1940s, “The Walking Man.” TWM was a contest to benefit The American Heart Association and took place on the radio show Truth or Consequences.  For eight weeks, along with the usual game show shenanigans, listeners were invited to guess the identity of a prominent figure based solely on a rhymed clue and the sound of his walking.  Spoilers:  It was Jack Benny.  Here is the episode of TOC where a listener correctly guesses Benny.  Check out the haul of prizes that had accumulated over the preceding weeks.  Next listen to the episode of The Jack Benny Program which was broadcast less than 24 hours later.  It had had to be almost entirely rewritten overnight because not even Jack’s wife, let alone his writers, knew in advance that he was The Walking Man.

 

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Episodes

 

Truth or Consequences

“The Walking Man is Revealed”

March 6, 1948

6:15

 

The Jack Benny Program

“Jack Benny is The Walking Man”

March 7, 1948

37:38

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Shazam!
 

"The Delinquent"

November  23, 1974

Norm (Jackie Earle Haley) has trouble getting along with the other kids at summer camp.  Is he really just a bad kid or does he have problems relating to others because he doesn't like himself? And can Billy get through to him before it's too late?

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We're entering the age of "Free to Be You and Me" as Shazam! teaches kids to get in touch with themselves before they can be liked by others.  In this episode, John and Richard talk about a kid's self-esteem, Richard as "The Great Indoorsman", Captain Marvel helping Freddy Kruger, and sharing soda cans and ice creams.

 It's all here and we want to hear from you on what you think of the episode.  Write us as ShazamIsisPodcast@gmail.com.

Moral: “Before we can like others, we must like ourselves."

Guest Cast

Jackie Earle Haley as Norm

Hilly Hicks as Frank Carlin

Larry Michaels as Doug

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It's a double-sized Dragon Con edition of The Weekly Podioplex.  What is coming up in the next two weeks for the box office and DVD releases?  Michael Falkner has this and highlights from Disney's D23 Expo on a new episode.

 

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Weekly Podioplex Notes for August 25, 2015

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: No Escape

 

 

Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – Straight Outta Compton [Second Week]
#2 – Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation [Even]
#3 – Sinister 2
#4 – Hitman: Agent 47

#5 – The Man from U.N.C.L.E. [-2]
#6 – American Ultra

#7 – The Gift [-2]
#8 – Ant-Man [-2]
#9 – Minions [-1]
#10 – Fantastic Four [-6]

(New Release) [Change]

 

Tops From the Past

2010 – The Expendables
2005 – The 40-Year Old Virgin
1995 – Mortal Kombat
1985 – Back to the Future
1975 – Jaws


 

Box Office Premieres for the week of August 28th, 2015

Wide

No Escape – [R]

We Are Your Friends – [R]

 

Limited (click links to see trailer)

Z for Zachariah – [PG-13]

War Room – [PG]

The Second Mother – [R]

Queen of Earth – [NR]

 

 

Box Office Premieres for the week of September 4th, 2015

Wide

The Transporter Refueled – [PG-13]

A Walk in the Woods – [R]

 

Limited (click link to see trailer) 

Before We Go – [PG-13]

 

 

Home Entertainment for the weeks of August 25th and September 1st, 2015

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray for August 25th

Aloha – [PG-13]

Citizenfour – [R]

Skin Trade – [R]

The Runner – [R]

LEGO DC Super Heroes: Justice League – Attack of the Legion of Doom! – [NR]

 

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray for September 1st

Mad Max: Fury Road – [R]

I’ll See You in My Dreams – [PG-13]

Boulevard – [R]

Good Kill – [R]

The D-Train – [R]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray for August 25th 

The Walking Dead: Season Five (2014)

Criminal Minds: Season Ten (2014)

Elementary: Season Three (2014)

The Good Wife: Season Six (2014)

Revenge: Season Four (2014)

King of the Hill: Season Eleven (2007)

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray for September 1st  

Star Wars Rebels: Season One (2014)

The Vampire Diaries: Season Six (2014)

The Originals: Season Two (2014)

Scorpion: Season One (2014)

Castle: Season Seven (2014)

Chicago Fire: Season Three (2014)

Chicago P.D.: Season Two (2014)

Hawaii Five-0: Season Five (2014)

Nashville: Season Three (2014)

New Girl: Season Four (2014)

 

Blu-Rays From the Past for August 25th 

The Last Dragon (1985) – [PG-13]

 

Blu-Rays From the Past for September 1st 

Colors (1988) – [R]

 

 

Podcast Promos

The RevolutionSF RevCast

An online magazine and community dedicated to celebrating the best in science fiction, fantasy, comics, anime, and gaming, RevolutionSF is created by professional columnists, artists, animators, and humorists from the most prominent genre-related websites and magazines around. Tough love for sci-fi.

 

 

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Do YOU FEAR THE WALKING DEAD? Arnold and Scott tackle the premiere episode of THE WALKING DEAD prequel spinoff…and be warned, it’s not pretty. You might feel as strung out as an addict in an abandoned church after they’re done. But hey, there’s always next episode, right? It’s fresh Walkers and slow burns on this all-new DOCTOR OF THE DEAD!

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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Mr. Freeze is back in Gotham City and he's not only changing his method of operations, but he's changing the way he looks once again.  This time, the late Eli Wallach takes on the role of the frosty fiend complete with a new makeup job and a wig and an iceberg base of operations to complete his reign of frigid terror on the good citizens of Gotham.

Joining John to talk about Mr. Freeze's final turn at bat on the series and the second season ending episode is comedian and podcaster, Ken Reid of TV Guidance Counselor.

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Called a "pop culture maven" by the Boston Globe, Boston native Ken Reid has been performing for over 10 years in various capacities. In 1995 he formed the seminal Boston Punk Rock group "30 Seconds Over Tokyo" at Boston's infamous "Rat" club.

In 2003 while living in London, Ken Reid decided to try his hand at stand up. After performing around the UK he returned to Boston in late 2003 and has been a staple on the comedy scene ever since.

Ken's unique and very personal story telling style has gained him a loyal fan base in the area. Using photos, video clips, and his own brand of storytelling Ken has written and performed four one man shows. His first show "Ken Reid's Cusack Attack" was a sold out affair at the Boston Center for the Arts. His second show "Very Special Episode: Portrait of a Pop Culture Victim" was also a sell out in March of 2008. “Music to My Years” from October 2009 was widely praised and was the featured pick on Boston.com. His most recent show was "Shirt Tales" from May 2012.

Ken has performed at the Riot LA Festival, theCharleston Comedy Festival, The AltCom Festival, and The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival. In May 2012 he also performed as part of a special performance of John Wesley Harding's Cabinet of Wonders variety show at Brown University called the "Cabinet of Unspeakable Wonders"

He hosted and presented at the Boston Music Awards, was the Comic in Residence at The Comedy Studio in September 2006 and was a founding member of comedy troupe The Untrainables. With the Untrainables he hosted and co-produced the "Great and Secret Comedy Show" at Improv Boston from 2006 until 2009. He is also the creator of "Lafta Obscura" a unique comedy show at the Paradise Rock Club that ran during 2006

From August 2008 to December 2012 Ken was the regular Friday night host at the Comedy Studio in Cambridge, MA.

In January of 2013 Ken Started his new show "Ken Reid's Secret Menu" every Thursday night at the Comedy Studio.

Ken has toured as the opening act for Todd Barry during Barry’s “Substantial Tour of New England”, was chosen by Eugene Mirman as the opening act at Mirman’s record release show, opened for Patton Oswalt at the Wilbur Theater and Northeastern University, opened for Bob Saget during his 2011 New England Summer shows, and performed a series of “live talk show” appearances with Jonathan Katz. Ken was also nominated by the Boston Phoenix as Best Comedian in Boston 2010 and 2012.

Ken has a weekly podioplex where he helps guide you in choosing weekly TV listings of the past with a comedian of note on TV Guidance Counselor.

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 Straight Outta Compton went straight to the top of the box office last weekend.  But is there a new movie release this weekend that offers a challenge?  And what is around the corner for new movies in September?  Michael Falkner has the details on a new Weekly Podioplex.
 
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Weekly Podioplex Notes for August 18, 2015

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Hitman: Agent 47

 

 

Box Office Report

Top Ten

#1 – Straight Outta Compton
#2 – Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation [-1]
#3 – The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
#4 – Fantastic Four [-2]
#5 – The Gift [-2]
#6 – Ant-Man [-1]

#7 – Vacation [-3]
#8 – Minions [-2]
#9 – Ricki and the Flash [-2]
#10 – Trainwreck [-2]

 

(New Release) [Change]

 

Tops From the Past

2010 – The Expendables
2005 – The 40-Year Old Virgin
1995 – Mortal Kombat
1985 – Back to the Future
1975 – Jaws

 

Box Office Premieres for the week of August 21st, 2015

Wide

Hitman: Agent 47 – [R]

American Ultra – [R]

Sinister 2 – [R]

 

Limited

Grandma – [NR]

6 Years – [NR]

Digging for Fire – [R]

She’s Funny That Way – [R]

Learning to Drive – [R]

 

 

Home Entertainment for the week of August 18th, 2015

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

Little Boy – [PG-13]

Strangerland – [R]

Vendetta – [R]

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared – [R]

The Walt Disney Animated Studios Short Films Collection – [NR]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray 

Once Upon a Time: Season Four (2014)

The Blacklist: Season Two (2014)

Grey’s Anatomy: Season Eleven (2014)

Mike & Molly: Season Five (2014)

NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service: Season Twelve (2014)

NCIS: Los Angeles: Season Six (2014)

NCIS: New Orleans: Season One (2014)

 

Blu-Rays From the Past

Hackers (1995) – [PG-13]

The Hunger (1983) – [R]

 

 

Podcast Promos

 

The SciFi Diner Podcast

In this Science Fiction Podcast, we share interviews, reviews, and opinions on popular and perhaps not so popular Science Fiction TV shows and movies.

 

 

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  • September’s Coming Attractions

 

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Tonight’s Diners:  Scott & Miles & M

 

Shore Leave:

 

Shore Leave is a fan-run Science Fiction media convention held on August 7-9, 2015. The convention features appearances by actors and writers from a broad variety of TV shows and movies ranging from current hits to classic favorites.

 

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Welcome to the Diner.

 

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The Bionic Woman's first OSI mission is to infiltrate a foreign country during a deadly civil war and rescue the missing American ambassador. But first she'll have to resolve her own civil war with Jack Starkey - her mission partner - played by Andy Griffith. Joining John and Paul to discuss the episode is audio drama producer, Julie Hoverson.

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Julie Hoverson has made a specialty of having no specialty. She has dabbled extensively in costuming, role-playing, LARPing, art, beadwork, acting, and writing in such disparate genres as horror, noir, fantasy, urban fantasy, dark social commentary (and whatever else occurs to her). She has spent the last five years writing, producing, and acting in the award-winning podcast audio drama anthology series, 19 Nocturne Boulevard, and is currently recording audiobooks professionally.

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This episode of The Jack Benny Program sets the stage for items that will referenced over the next few podcasts.  So pay attention as Jack quizzes bandleader Phil Harris about the dubious lyrics of the latter’s theme song, “That’s What I Like About the South.”  Then we take up crime solving with one of the few solo female private eyes of radio’s Golden Age, Candy Matson.  Based in San Francisco, she may look like a pinup and have the most sultry voice in radio, but she’s smart, tough, and fast-talking.

 

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Episodes

 

The Jack Benny Program

“A Town Called Do Wa Diddy”

February 29, 1948

6:12

 

Candy Matson

“The Devil In The Deep Freeze”

September 30, 1949

41:16

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John's got a new story to tell, a purchase from the ledger of the Old Curiosity Shop.  This time, the story concerns a watch the curator recently acquired.  He's not sure if he should sell it.  The last owner was an astronaut down on his luck, having been thrown out of time and being given the chance to change his life.  Would you buy "The Watch"?

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"Pop Goes the Joker/Flop Goes the Joker"

Aired March 22/23, 1967

 

The Joker's latest scheme is art themed, but what is more important to Joker, the aesthetics of the art or the art of crime?  There are a lot of sendups of pop art in this two-part episode loved by many and looked upon as the last real laugh of The Joker in the 66 series.

 

Joining John to talk about the Joker's last outing of the second season and what the show's stance on pop art is is author and podcaster, Kevin Lauderdale.

 

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Kevin Lauderdale has written essays and articles for the Los Angeles Times, The Dictionary of American Biography, Animato, mcsweeneys.net, and teevee.org; and his poetry has appeared in Andrei Codrescu's The Exquisite Corpse.  He has published fiction in several of Pocket Books' Star Trek anthologies, including Constellations, which celebrated the 40th anniversary of the original Star Trek.  His original fiction has appeared in Neo-opsis magazine and Cthulhu Unbound, the cross-genre Lovecraftian collection from Permuted Press.  He is a graduate of UCLA and a card-carrying member of SFWA.  In addition, Kevin is a host of his own podcast here on the network, It Has Come to My Attention and co-host of Mighty Movie: Temple of Bad.  Recently, Kevin took over as host of the old time radio podcast,Presenting the Transcription Feature.  Follow Kevin's exploits through his LiveJournal blog - http://kevinlauderdale.livejournal.com.

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The Six Million Dollar Man

 

"Doomsday, and Counting"

March 1, 1974

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Steve tries to help his Russian cosmonaut friend, Vasily (Gary Collins), when a earthquake disrupts a remote Russian base.   Vasilly's fiance is trapped beneath the surface and only the power of a bionic man can save her.

John is joined in the first episode of this new podcast series by fans Eric Cone and Davis Lawson to discuss the episode.  In addition, John's guest is actor Jane Merrow who played Irina, the fiance of Vasily.  They discuss the episode as well as the state of television production today compared to how it was back in 1974.

In addition, John offers a little historical and pop culture perspective of the day this episode aired.

Make sure you let us know what you think of the episode by calling us at 844-OSI-FILE or by writing director@theosifiles.com. 


OUR GUEST FOR THIS EPISODE

From Jane Merrow's website - "I have been acting since I was 8 years old, showing off at any opportunity (all actors are show offs, let them not tell you any differently) However I couldn’t start calling myself a professional until 1960, when I started earning my livelihood at it, with my first job as an ASM and understudy in the Lillian Hellman play TOYS IN THE ATTIC, directed by the talented, irascible John Dexter, who told me that the only reason he hired me, was because he could hear me, not true of my contemporaries, according to him. 

 

Suffice it to say, I have been quite successful as an actor, and able to support myself reasonably well along the way. I loved my career, love my career and will keep at it as long as I am physically and mentally able!

I am not planning to lay out my entire career and life here, I will do that over the life of this site and hope it keeps your interest. Suffice it to say, I have been quite successful as an actor, and able to support myself reasonably well along the way. I loved my career, love my career and will keep at it as long as I am physically and mentally able! Born in England of a German refugee father and an English mother, both artistic, both wonderful, but not with each other, I have divided my life pretty equally between the US and the UK, having had or acquired family in both countries along the way. I have received a few awards, including a Golden Globe nomination and had some nice comments about my work and a few miserable ones. So that’s me for a start."


 

OUR BIONIC OPERATIVES FOR THIS EPISODE

Eric Cone - Long time bionic fan, he can remember watching the pilot episode with his father.  Was recently reunited with his Steve Austin "Action Figure" and is a much happier man for it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David Lawson - Long time fan.  Moderator of the Bionic Toy Action Page on Facebook.

 

 

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 The revamped Fantastic Four movie couldn't surpass the latest Mission: Impossible movie on what was a smaller weekend for the box office take.  Michael Falkner has the details as well as new movie and DVD releases on a new Weekly Podioplex.

 

 

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Weekly Podioplex Notes for August 11, 2015

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

 

 

Box Office Report

Top Ten

#1 – Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation [Second Week]
#2 – Fantastic Four
#3 – The Gift

#4 – Vacation [-2]
#5 – Ant-Man [-2]
#6 – Minions [-2]

#7 – Ricki and the Flash
#8 – Trainwreck [-2]
#9 – Pixels [-4]
#10 – Southpaw [-3]

 

(New Release) [Change]

 

Tops From the Past

2010 – The Expendables
2005 – Four Brothers
1995 – Dangerous Minds
1985 – Back to the Future
1975 – Jaws

 

 

Box Office Premieres for the week of August 14th, 2015

Wide

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. – [PG-13]

Straight Outta Compton – [R]

 

Limited

Mistress America – [R]

People Places Things – [R]

Fort Tilden – [R]

10,000 Saints – [R]

Final Girl – [R]

Unity – [NR]

 

 

Home Entertainment for the week of August 4th, 2015

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

Hot Pursuit – [PG-13]

Unfriended – [R]

Police Story: Lockdown – [NR]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray 

Person of Interest: Season Four (2014)

Hell on Wheels: Season Four (2014)

The Knick: Season One (2014)

Scandal: Season Four (2014)

2 Broke Girls: Season Four (2014)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Season Sixteen (2014)

The Jeffersons: Season Eight (1981)

 

Blu-Rays From the Past

The People Under the Stairs (1991) – [R]

Hellfighters (1968) – [G]

 

 

Podcast Promos

Nutty Bites

A monthly podcast that is focused on art, the creative process, people out there in the verse doing creative works, audio dramas that I’m interested in, books, movies, tv, music, you name it. Also covering Cons, host discussions and other fun tidbits. In addition, games, contests and interviews with people who inspire me.

 

 

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 LET'S EAT! 

 

We try out this new fangled Periscope as Julien joins us to kick off a new show segment "I'll Try Anything Once" by describing his latest Taco Bell adventures, and we talk about the Boston Olympics that will never be.

 

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Raven Oak is the author of the Amazon bestselling fantasy novel Amaskan’s Blood and the upcoming space operas, Class-M Exile and The Eldest Silence. She began her career as many authors do–with the lofty goal of becoming the next Anne McCaffrey, Connie Willis, or Neil Gaiman. At the age of twelve, she took her first steps into novel writing by penning a 320 page novel about dragons with all the drama of a typical twelve-year-old. She studied English literature and music in college, and in 2001, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the University of North Texas. She later completed her Master of Science Degree in CECS from UNT in 2005. After twelve years in the classroom as a computer and English teacher, she retired from education to pursue writing full-time. 

 

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When she’s not writing, she’s getting her game on with tabletop games, indulging in cartography, or staring at the ocean. Raven is currently at work on Amaskan’s War and The Eldest Traitor. She is a member of the local Seattle writing groups Ladies of the Write andWayward Writers, as well as the Northwest Science Fiction Society and PNWA. She was an established member of the now defunct Magnolia Chapter One writing group. Raven is married to her gamer husband, who is a game engineer/software developer. They have three kitties who enjoy lounging across the keyboard when writing deadlines approach. They live on a cliff in Seattle, WA, less than mile from the ocean. 

 

You can find her online at:

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Aired March 14/16, 1967

 

 

Hollywood legend Tallulah Bankhead gives her final performance as the menacing Black Widow.  Her plot is so simple, even the Batcomputer can't work it out - robbing banks in Gotham in alphabetical order.  As simple as the plt may seem, there is something very endearing about the episode, one that has remained a favorite of John's to this very day.  He's joined in this discussion by Batman at 45 author Chris Gould.

 

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Chris Gould was born in the UK in 1983, and has lived in Japan since 2008. His career so far has seen him work as a political researcher, local government officer, sports journalist, business English teacher, translator and magazine writer. 
 
Introduced to Batman re-runs as a child, Chris would watch the show as a junior high-schooler, university student and mid-career professional, his appreciation taking on new forms at every step. 
 
Convinced that Batman constitutes the definitive guide to mid-60s popular culture, and is therefore an invaluable source of study for future generations, Chris took to researching the show in detail, eventually producing the ebook: Batman at 45: The Ultimate Tribute to Pow, Bam and Zap! 
 
The aim of his research is to underline the point that no matter how many years have passed, Batman, through its sheer diversity of stars and insightful lines, helps us fully understand how we got to where we are today.
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Howard is a young boy who won't speak after nearly causing the death of a friend of his.  His lack of speech nearly brings about his own end until Billy comes to the rescue.  But will his silence bring disaster for his own father?

 

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As we discussed in a previous interview, this is actor Michael Gray's favorite episode.  So it made sense to ask Michael to join us to review "Little Boy Lost".  In this episode we discuss the mixed moral message, writer/director Arthur Nadel, real life trauma of children, and John's reversal of his opinion of this episode. 

 

It's all here and we want to hear from you on what you think of the episode.  Write us as ShazamIsisPodcast@gmail.com.

 

Moral: “If you don't communicate, you'll never solve your problems, and the most important communication for all of us, is with the ones we love. Remember, there are times when everyone needs help, even you."

 

Guest Cast

John Carter as Sam

Eddie Firestone as Lou

Mark Edward Hall as Howard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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#‎Cos‬ deserves no Justus, ‪#‎robots‬ get self-aware, G.O.A.T. Travia. All on Show 063! Tell 10 friends & subscribe today!

 

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SHOW OPEN

  • Statues with limitations

  • Justus for Justice: Cos’ is guilty

  • Dan: The Man

 

 

FLASHBACK

  • “The Poke-her Game?”

 

 

THE NEWS WITH TRAVIS

  • Jesus picks up the check

  • Lifehacks: Boyband boy beats baggage bucks by bulking

  • Safe Sex PeniSA

 

 

SHOW CLOSE 

  • This Week’s Sign That The End Is Near: Self-aware Robots

  • Impossible Travia

 

 

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Tonight’s Diners:  Scott

 

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 don’t 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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Our Interview

 

Interview: Mike Schilling is in charge of publicity at Shore Leave 37. Shore Leave is a fan-run Science Fiction media convention held on August 7-9, 2015. The convention features appearances by actors and writers from a broad variety of TV shows and movies ranging from current hits to classic favorites.

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The Ant-Man was taken down after a profitable run by Tom Cruise's latest Mission: Impossible adventure.  And now there are a series of new movies opening this weekend that could easily take its place.  What movies interest you?  Or perhaps you'll stay home and watch any of the new DVD release offerings.  It's all here on a new Weekly Podioplex with Michael Falkner.

 

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Weekly Podioplex Notes for August 4, 2015

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Fantastic Four

 

 

Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation
#2 – Vacation

#3 – Ant-Man [-2]
#4 – Minions [-1]
#5 – Pixels [-3]
#6 – Trainwreck [-2]

#7 – Southpaw [-2]
#8 – Paper Towns [-2]
#9 – Inside Out [-2]
#10 – Jurassic World [-2]

 

(New Release) [Change]

 

 

Tops From the Past

2010 – The Other Guys
2005 – Dukes of Hazzard
1995 – Waterworld
1985 – Back to the Future
1975 – Jaws


Box Office Premieres for the week of August 7th, 2015

 

Wide

Fantastic Four – [PG-13]

The Shaun the Sheep Movie – [PG]

Ricki and the Flash – [PG-13]

The Gift – [R]

 

Limited

Cop Car – [R]

The Diary of a Teenage Girl – [R]

Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet – [PG]

Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection “F” – [NR]

Dark Places – [R]

 

 

Home Entertainment for the week of August 4th, 2015

 

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

The Divergent Series: Insurgent – [PG-13]

Far from the Madding Crowd – [PG-13]

Barely Lethal – [PG-13]

Do You Believe? – [PG-13]

True Story – [R]

The Salvation – [R]

The Casual Vacancy – [NR]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray 

Orphan Black: Season Three (2015)

Strike Back: Season Three (2015)

The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: Season One (1964)

 

Blu-Rays From the Past

Innerspace (1987) – [PG]

 

 

Podcast Promos

 

The Roundtable Podcast

Every great story begins starts with a great idea. But… how do you know if your idea is strong enough to bear the weight of pen and ink? You do what we all do… you tell someone about it.  You talk it through, bounce ideas around, and get some feedback.  You have a discussion.

Now… wouldn’t it be great if you could have that discussion with some folks who’ve been around the block once or twice, who have published a book or two, or edited a few novels?  Now THAT discussion would be fabulous!  Think of what you could learn about your craft, the questions you could ask and the answers you’d get!

That’s what The Roundtable Podcast is all about.  It’s about nurturing ideas, fostering inspiration, and getting the creative juices flowing.  It’s also about mistakes and blind alleys, harsh reality and uncomfortable truths.

Each week we invite publishers, editors, and authors to get on the line with a writer who presents an idea on the table… an idea for a story they want to write.  And then everyone digs in, asking questions, pointing out problems, and proposing solutions.  Characters are dissected or dismissed, plots reinforced or torn apart altogether, and hopefully what started as an idea, becomes something more.

It becomes a story… one we’d all like to hear.

 

 

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This August 6th marks the 104th birthday of actress, comedian, and entertainment mogul Lucille Ball.  Before there was the television classic I Love Lucy, there was its radio incarnation, My Favorite Husband.  Though her radio husband Richard Denning works in a bank, not as band leader, you can’t help but see the roots of Lucy in Ball’s character Liz and all the zany situations she stumbles into.  But Ball was more than just a comic actress.  Like so many performers during the Golden Age of radio, she worked in drama as well.  This week she and real-life husband Desi Arnaz appear inSuspense, "radio's outstanding theater of thrills," which ran for twenty years.  Here they play strangers engaged in a potentially deadly game of cat-and-mouse.  But who is the criminal and who is the victim?

 

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Episodes

 

My Favorite Husband

“Liz Sells Dresses”

May 28, 1950

4:24

 

Suspense

“The Red-Headed Woman”

November 17, 1949

36:14

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 Episode 32, Again with the Jurassic

 

Science fiction writer Scott Pearson (Star Trek: The Original Series: The More Things Change) and his daughter talk about the Jurassic Park trilogy as well as Jurassic World, discussing how all the original movies hold up compared with each other and the latest entry in the series. Because dinosaurs.

 

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Segments

  • Intro :30

  • Jurassic Park (1993) 1:02

  • The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) 17:15

  • Jurassic Park III (2001) 34:39

  • Jurassic World (2015) 44:42

Unfortunately, no Barneys were hurt in the making of these films.

 

 

 

 

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The Dan and Travis Show – Show 062

 

We review the ‪#‎GingerBaker‬ bio "Beware of Mr. Baker" in this week's May I Suggest... segment, plus Gabe returns after nary half a fortnight to talk ‪#‎WomenInSports‬, also some raunchy veggies in the news, toppling the Cos, and the news on Beaver's big break? It's all here in Show 062! Listen! And share! And smile and dance and sing and paint and sculpt and weave and fiddle.

 

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SHOW OPEN

  • “May I Suggest…” Beware of Mr. Baker

  • Impossible Travia – The Ginger Edition

40LBS OF SPORTS: WITH GABE

  • Women in Sports 

 

THE NEWS WITH TRAVIS

  • Brainless Firework Stunt

  • Mistaken Bear-dentity

  • Promiscuous Plants

 

SHOW CLOSE

  • Taking down the Cos

  • Beaver’s Big Break?

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 "The Brain"

November  9, 1974

 

Jim doesn't really fit in with the gang as all he's interested in are his books and pulling pranks.  But it turns out he has some things in common with the kids, but how far will he go to impress the gang?  Can Captain Marvel save him and Gary in time?

 

 

 

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We come to the episode written by Donald F. Glut who we interviewed on a previous podcast.  He mentioned how there were elements of Jim he could relate to as a kid.  Indeed, being a fan of genre television, movies, and books was not as well accepted back in the 70s as it is today and John and Richard relate to the character in many respects as well.  The two get into a further discussion on why higher powers do not use their abilities to help mortal beings and wonder what role Satan may have in this story.

 

 It's all here and we want to hear from you on what you think of the episode.  Write us as ShazamIsisPodcast@gmail.com.

 

Moral: “We all want to be liked, but scary, daredevil stunts aren't the way to go about it. If a person can't like you for who you are, then maybe they aren't worth having as friends."

 

Guest Cast

Kenny Bell as Ritchie 

Tita Bell as Wendy

Christopher Man as

Jimmy "The Brain" Carter

Biff Warren as Greg

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It's another stellar box office week for Marvel's Ant-Man, but can the inch high superhero stand up to Tom Cruise and his latest Mission: Impossible movie?  And what's in store for the box office in August?  It's all here on a new Weekly Podioplex with Michael Falkner.

 

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Weekly Podioplex Notes for July 28, 2015

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

 


Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – Ant-Man [Second Week]
#2 – Pixels
#3 – Minions [-1]
#4 – Trainwreck [-1]
#5 – Southpaw
#6 – Paper Towns

#7 – Inside Out [-3]
#8 – Jurassic World [-3]
#9 – Mr. Holmes [+2]
#10 – Terminator: Genisys [-4]

 

(New Release[Change]

 

Tops From the Past

2010 – Inception
2005 – Wedding Crashers
1995 – Waterworld
1985 – National Lampoon’s European Vacation
1975 – Jaws


 

Box Office Premieres for the week of July 31st, 2015

 

Wide

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation – [PG-13]

Vacation – [R]

 

Limited

Best of Enemies – [R]

The End of the Tour – [R]

A LEGO Brickumentary – [G]

Listen to Me Marlon – [NR]

That Sugar Film – [NR]

 

 

Home Entertainment for the week of July 28th, 2015

 

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

Home – [PG]

Justice League: Gods and Monsters – [PG-13]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray 

Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume XXXIII (1988-1999)

Helix: Season Two (2015)

 

Blu-Rays From the Past

Miracle Mile (1988) – [R]

 

 

Podcast Promos

 

Geek Radio Daily 

Geek Radio Daily is your one stop shop for all your geeky goodness. Check out Billy Flynn, Flynnstress, and Saucy on GRDsWeekly, the sometimes weekly podcast. All the geek without the wait!

 

 

Quick Flicks

  • August 2015’s Coming Attractions

 

 

Links

 

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