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Episode 30, Gaslight Geeks

Science fiction writer Scott Pearson (Star Trek: The Original Series: The More Things Change) and his daughter talk with author Carrie Patel about her debut novel, the steampunkish The Buried Life, its upcoming sequel Cities and Thrones, both from Angry Robot, and her narrative work on computer games for Obsidian Entertainment.

Segments

Intro :30

Getting Your First Novel Published :57

The Buried Life in a Nutshell 2:39

Future Steampunk 3:00

Developing the Story 4:01

Cities and Thrones 6:38

Writing Your Second Novel 7:57

Wrapping Up a Trilogy 9:36

Other Fiction Projects 10:04

Social Trends and a New Sci-Fi Novel 11:26

More Thoughts on The Buried Life 13:40

Writing Computer RPG Narratives 15:15

Girls, Geekdom, and Conventions 17:37

Playing Games 21:31

Physics, Driving, and Weather 28:11

Conventions and Blogs and Such 30:36

 
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And the fight for dominance at the box office continues as Insurgent takes the top spot.  But could the April offerings present a clear and steady winner?  Michael Falkner has a preview for next month's movie releases on a new Weekly Podioplex.

Comment on the episode or write weeklypodioplex@gmail.com.



Weekly Podioplex Notes for March 24, 2015

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Home


Box Office Report

Top Ten

#1 – The Divergent Series: Insurgent
#2 – Cinderella [-1]

#3 – Run All Night [-1]

#4 – The Gunman
#5 – Kingsman: The Secret Service [-2]
#6 – Do You Believe?

#7 – The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel [-1]

#8 – Focus [-4]


#9 – Chappie [-4]

#10 – The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water [-3]

 

(New Release) [Change]

 

Tops From the Past

2010 – How to Train Your Dragon

2005 – Guess Who

1995 – Outbreak

1985 – Friday the 13th: A New Beginning

1975 – Tommy


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

 

The box office premieres for January 23rd range from cuddly and comedic to thrilling drama

Wide

Home – [PG]

Get Hard – [R]

 

Limited

While We’re Young – [R]

Serena – [R]

The Salt of the Earth – [PG-13]

The Riot Club – [R]

White God – [R]

Man from Reno – [NR]

 

Cupcakes – [NR]

 

 

Home Entertainment for the week of March 24th, 2015

 

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – [PG-13]

Into the Woods – [PG]

Unbroken – [PG-13]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

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

The Donna Reed Show: Season Two (1959)

Mr. Bean: The Whole Bean (1990-1995)

 

Blu-Rays From the Past

The Beyond (1981) – [X]

The Thin Blue Line (1988) – [NR]

 

 

Podcast Promos

 

 

 

Talking Apes TV

 

Every episode of TALKING APES TV will delve into one episode of the PLANET OF THE APES TV Series, with plenty of quotes, audio and social commentary pulled from each show.

 

 

Quick Flicks

  • April 2015 in Cinema

 

Links

 

Visit the Chronic Rift site
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Shop for Batman (1966) on DVD and Blu-Ray, and Batman: The Movie on DVD and Blu-Ray

 

Michael’s blog at Creative Criticality

 

 

 

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Here's how Tim describes this episode:

"I know a lot of editors whom I’d like to bring on the Express and I’m starting with one of the most unique that I know. Crystal House is an experienced online editor. The online/offline process is one of the most overlooked and possibly least understood aspects of post-production. Crystal tells us how that process works, how online editors are different from offline editors and the challenges of each. Crystal does offline editing as well and tells us all about editing the fascinating upcoming independent movie “Stand.”

Another reason I asked Crystal in the show is because of my love-affair with paranormal stories. Crystal is studying the science of Ufology, which is the study of UFO’s. We take a side-step away from industry talk for a bit to talk about UFO studies and some truly creepy stories from around the world. And Crystal tells us about a very unusual but well-documented sleep disorder she suffers from which launched her interest in this subject. This is fun yet very informative interview. I hope you enjoy."

LINKS

Stand Facebook Page

Crystal's IMDB

Crystal's Twitter

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


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John returns with a look at the replacement discs Warner Brothers offered for the errors in the original discs for the Batman 66 DVD sets.  What did he think? Take a listen and let John know if you agree with him by writing thebatcavepodcast@gmail.com.

 

 

Also, listen in as John and Dan Greenfield of 13th Dimension fill you in on the newest Batman 66 contest they've got lined up.  It's a contest in conjunction with the upcoming East Coast Comic Con - April 11 and 12.


 

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The movies at the top of the box office are as consistent as the weather during the month of March.  Cinderella takes the top spot, but what does the weekend box office offerings hold?  Michael Falkner has the answers, plus Star Wars news on a new Weekly Podioplex.

Comment on the episode or write weeklypodioplex@gmail.com.



Weekly Podioplex Notes for March 17, 2015

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: The Divergent Series: Insurgent


Box Office Report

Top Ten

#1 – Cinderella
#2 – Run All Night

#3 – Kingsman: The Secret Service [+1]
#4 – Focus [-2]
#5 – Chappie [-4]
#6 – The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel [-2]

 

#7 – The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water [-2]
#8 – McFarland, USA [-1]
#9 – Fifty Shades of Grey [-3]
#10 – The DUFF [-1]

 

(New Release) [Change]

 

Tops From the Past

 

2009 – Alice in Wonderland
2004 – The Ring Two
1994 – Outbreak
1984 – Beverly Hills Cop
1974 – Shampoo


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

 

Wide

The Divergent Series: Insurgent – [PG-13]

The Gunman – [R]

 

Do You Believe? – [NR]

 

Limited

Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter – [NR]

Danny Collins – [R]

Spring – [NR]

 

Can’t Stand Losing You: Surviving the Police – [NR]

 

 

Home Entertainment for the week of March 17th, 2015

 

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

Annie – [PG]

Penguins of Madagascar – [PG]

Exodus: Gods and Kings – [PG-13]

 

Song of the Sea – [PG]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

The Ghost Whisperer: The Complete Series (2005-2010)

 

Maude: The Complete Series (1972-1978)

 

Gomer Pyle: USMC: The Complete Series (1964-1969)

 

Blu-Rays From the Past

Veronika Decides to Die (2009)– [R]

The Lady from Shanghai (1947)– [NR]

 

My Girl (1991)– [PG-13]

 

 

Podcast Promos

 

 

Flash Pulp

Flash Pulp is an experiment in broadcasting fresh pulp stories in the modern age – 3 to 10 minutes, brought to you Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

 

 

 

Quick Flicks

  • Star Wars: Rogue One
  • Star Wars: Episode VIII
  • Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

 

Links

 

Visit the Chronic Rift site
Leave voicemail toll-free: (888) 866-9010
Send e-mail
Tweet on Twitter:  The Chronic Rift and The Weekly Podioplex
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Shop for Batman (1966) on DVD and Blu-Ray, and Batman: The Movie on DVD and Blu-Ray

 

Michael’s blog at Creative Criticality

 

 

 

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A blind boy struggles to accept his disability when he is doted over by an overprotective brother.  But things change when he alone must help his injured sibling.

John and Richard discuss the second episode of the first season of Shazam!, "The Brothers".  Among the topics discussed in this podcast are how the series went from animated to live action, the dual identity of Billy Batson, Lance Kerwin's post-acting career, and the appeal of stories dealing with blind people in 60s-80s television.

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: “People with problems or handicaps can get along just as well as any of us.”

Guest Cast

Lance Kerwin as Chad Martin

Steve Tanner as Danny Martin

 

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Aired January 4/5, 1967

The Mad Hatter is back in Gotham City with a new scheme to get Batman's cowl.  But will he want it once it's irradiated and turned pink?  And will he be able to use his planned deathtrap, a water tower, before the end of the first episode, or will it be another afterthought as in his last outing?  These questions will be answered on an all new Batcave Podcast!

 

Joining John to discuss this episode is Dan Greenfield, creator and author of the 13th Dimension website.

 

 

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


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

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

 

 

 

 



Dan Greenfield is the editor and co-creator of 13thDimension.com, a website devoted primarily to comics and pop culture, past and present. To him, the basic food groups are Batman, Planet of the Apes, Star Trek (the Original Series), James Bond, the Beatles and the Stones. But if he had to he'd be able to subsist on Batman alone. Channel 11 in New York was his favorite syndicated channel as a kid -- you can guess why -- followed closely by Channel 5. Channel 9 didn't really enter into it unless he was home sick and there wasn't much else on. He's married to his remarkably patient wife Wendy and his best sidekick is his son, Sam. They have two cats,Lex and Zod.

 

Links

13th Dimension Website

Facebook page

Twitter

 

 

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A 2012 Parsec Finalist

Please call the listener line at 1.888.508.4343

Email us at scifidinerpodcast@gmail.com

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We are a part of the Chronic Rift Network of podcasts.

Tonights Diners: Scott, Miles, and M


Welcome to the Diner

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

Tonight's Menu

Welcome to the SciFi Rewind: Serenity

Serenity is a 2005 American space western film written and directed byJoss Whedon. It is a continuation of Whedon’s short-lived 2002 Fox science fiction television series Firefly and stars the same cast, taking place after the events of the final episode. Set in 2517, Serenity is the story of the captain and crew of Serenity, a “Firefly-class” spaceship. The captain and first mate are veterans of the Unification War, having fought on the losing side. Their lives of petty crime are interrupted by a psychic passenger who harbors a dangerous secret.

The film was released in North America on September 30, 2005 byUniversal Pictures. It received generally positive reviews and was #2 during its opening weekend but it did not make back its budget until its home media release. Serenity won numerous awards, including the 2006 Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation.

 

Michael C. Dougherty

Michael C. Dougherty is a producer and director, known for Browncoats: Redemption(2010), Z*Con: Proof of Concept Film (2013) and Z*Con. He is married to Kelly Dougherty.


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Here's how Tim describes this episode:

"I’ve got a slew of interesting artists and filmmakers coming up on The Express and we kick things off with Jon Matthews. A graduate of NYU film school, Jon’s latest project is a documentary that seeks to both unify and inspire. In “Psalms: The Making Of An Album” Jon is planning on bringing together a group of Jewish Appalachians and Jewish Ugandans to record an album together.

This is a concept that’s eye-opening in breaking regional stereotypes but also aims to get to the root of our cultural roots. There is currently a kickstarter campaign to help finance the film and the recording of the album. Jon tells us how a series of chance meetings and a love of his home-state of West Virginia inspired this unique endeavor.

Jon’s made a previous documentary about his family as well as an NYU film starring James Franco, Whoopi Goldberg and Olivia Wilde. Utilizing his successes, Jon’s career is now broadening into the world of screenwriting and commercial directing. In this interview, Jon tells how all of these skills intersect. And we’ve even got some tips on networking. If you’re looking to write your first script or make your first film, this is a very valuable listen. Enjoy.

 

LINKS

Kickstarter for Psalms

Surviving Cliffside documentary

Kin Ship Goods

Jon's IMDB

Jon's Twitter

Jon's Facebook

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AND LO,

THERE WAS A NEW PODCAST!

Welcome to the inaugural episode of the MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE REVIEW with host Dr. Arnold T. Blumberg, the “MCU guru” and professor of the world’s first MCU college course at the University of Baltimore! With a lifetime of personal and professional experience in the comics industry, especially in the realm of the Marvel Universe, Arnold will bring you the latest in-depth discussion of all things amazing, incredible, invincible, and fantastic!

In this episode, Arnold is joined by special guest Scott Collura, Senior Entertainment Editor for IGN.com, co-host of the TRANSPORTER ROOM 3 podcast, and our special guest on the G2V Podcast episode covering the PLANET OF THE APES franchise! On the agenda:

DAILY BUGLE HEADLINES

• AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Trailer 3
• The Ultimate Marvel Marathon (AMC)
• The Ultimate Marvel Marathon (Regal)
• Robert Downey Jr. Charity Contest

IN THE BULLPEN

• SECRET WARS 2015
• Spider-Man Joins the MCU

CLASS NOTES FROM THE UB MCU COURSE

IRON MAN and Tony Stark’s Role in the Birth of the MCU

GIVEAWAY

In AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, Tony Stark and Bruce Banner create the lethal AI known as Ultron. But who created Ultron in the original Marvel Comics back in 1968?

One person will be chosen out of correct answers received by Twitter, Facebook, our website, and e-mail to receive a copy of Sean Howe’s MARVEL COMICS: THE UNTOLD STORY from Harper Perennial!

SHOW MUSIC

“6 Seconds to Die!” by Ian Alex Mac

‘NUFF SAID!

We welcome all feedback at contact@g2vpodcast.com or on the G2V Facebook page! Find Arnold on Twitter at @arnoldtblumberg!

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