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Aired January 26 and Febraury 1/2, 1967

It's another three part adventure story as The Penguin and Marsha, Queen of Diamonds team up with a scheme that could only happen in Gotham City.  For some fans, this is another example of where the show has been failing in its second season, but as John and his guest discuss, there are a number of elements that elevate this story if one looks closely enough.  In some respects, it has the markings of a first season episode and at the same time, it's got some of the goofiest bits you would find in the third season episode.

 

Joining John to discuss this episode professional photographer and co-moderator of the 66 Batman discussion board, Ben Bentley.

 

 

This episode is dedicated to the memory of Lesley Gore.

 

 

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"Ben Bentley is an internationally published music photographer and Bat-Fan based in the United Kingdom. When Ben isn't behind the camera, you can find him sharing his lifelong love of Adam West's TV Batman as a co-moderator over at the 1966 Batman Message Board (66batman.com). Having traveled to California several times to attend conventions and hang out with Bat-friends, Ben has been lucky enough to try on one of Adam's original screen worn Cowls, meet several surviving cast members from the show and even run up and down the steps of Gotham City Police Headquarters in his own Adam West Batsuit.

 

You can keep up to date with Ben's photographic work over on his blog... http://www.benbentleyphoto.tumblr.com or why not come and join Scott, Ben and the gang at the internet's longest standing 1966 TV Batman message board... http://www.66batman.com"

 

 

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In our second episode, host Dr. Arnold T. Blumberg, the “MCU guru” and professor of the world’s first MCU college course at the University of Baltimore, is joined by founder of the Marvel and DC Database projects, Jamie Hari! On the agenda:

DAILY BUGLE HEADLINES

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Premiere
ANT-MAN Trailer
SPIDER-MAN “Renew Your Vows”

IN THE BULLPEN

DAREDEVIL and the Netflix corner of the MCU

CLASS NOTES FROM THE UB MCU COURSE

GIVEAWAY WINNER ANNOUNCED!

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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We stoop to “Conquer” the big 90-minute Season 5 finale of THE WALKING DEAD! Deanna is determined to exile Rick, but a threat from outside the walls of Alexandria may arrive just in time. Morgan’s back, Pete is on the loose, and the Wolves are not far! Join Arnold and Scott as they decide what was good, what wasn’t so good, what sort of grade the Doctor thinks the episode deserves, and how many of you they have to kill to save your lives!

ALSO: We discuss episodes two and three of the new CW series IZOMBIE, Arnold talks about the new Indiegogo campaign for the planned remake of classic 1980 zombie film NIGHTMARE CITY spearheaded by TOM SAVINI and UMBERTO LENZI, and more!

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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Fast and Furious 7 makes it three in a row at the top of the box office.  Can it hold on for one more week before the summer movie season kicks in with The Avengers: Age of Ultron?  There's this and news from the recent Star Wars Celebration with Michael Falkner on a new Weekly Podioplex.

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Weekly Podioplex Notes for April 21, 2015

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: The Age of Adaline


Box Office Report

Top Ten

#1 – Furious 7 [Even]
#2 – Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2
#3 –Unfriended

#4 – Home [-2]
#5 – The Longest Ride [-2]
#6 – Get Hard [-2]

 

#7 – Woman in Gold [Even]
#8 – Monkey Kingdom
#9 – The Divergent Series: Insurgent [-1]
#10 – Cinderella [-5]

 

(New Release) [Change]

 

Tops From the Past

 

 

2010 – A Nightmare on Elm Street
2005 – The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
1995 – While You Were Sleeping
1985 – Stick
1975 – Death Race 2000


Box Office Premieres for the week of April 24th, 2015

 

Wide

The Age of Adaline – [PG-13]

 

Little Boy – [PG-13]

 

Limited

The Water Diviner – [R]

Adult Beginners – [R]

 

Misery Loves Company – [NR]

 

 

Home Entertainment for the week of April 21th, 2015

 

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

Taken 3 – [PG-13]

Everly – [R]

 

Cake – [R]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

 

Teen Titans Go!: Season One (2013)

 

Blu-Rays From the Past

Firewalker (1986)– [PG]

 

Escape from New York (1981)– [R]


 

Podcast Promo

 

 

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

  • Star Wars Celebration Anaheim

 

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Gary (from the previous episode, "The Lure of the Lost") is now flying the straight and narrow.  He's all set to turn evidence in on drug dealer Brok.  But his partner Mark has other ideas.  Mark is working with Brok to bring Gary and Billy down.  Can Captain Marvel sort this all out before someone goes too far over the edge?

In the continuation of the review of this two-part story, John and Richard discuss if this episode holds up to the five "Holy Moley" rating the first part of the story received.  They look at the legality of what Billy and Gary do in order to entrap Brok.  They also comment on the lengthly chase scenes as was apparent in the last episode.  In the end, does this hold up and does it remain as dark as the first part offered?

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

“It's important to be responsible for what we say and what we do.”

 

 

Guest Cast

Derrel Maury as Mark

Christopher S. Nelson as Gary

Ian Sands as Rudy

Ron Soble as Brock

Robert Broils as Officer

 

RATING


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Here's how Tim describes this episode:

"Sometimes when thinking about making a short film, it’s easy to get caught up in the limitations of the format. “There’s not enough time to develop story or surprise people.” Filmmakers Stacy Gueraseva and Travis Rust have made a short film that disproves those misconceptions. The just released “Synergy” is a short they made in February that’s a topical comment on social media and infomericals with plenty of comedy, twists and turns.

Stacy Gueraseva is an experienced magazine editor and non-fiction author. You may recognize her name for her book “Def Jam Inc.” Travis Rust is a seasoned unscripted TV editor and has made short films before. In addition to their own experience, they assembled a trusted cast of talented people.  As a husband & wife team, this is Stacy & Travis’s first film together. They tell us how they divided their labor but also trusted their instincts and welcomed the input of their  cast & crew. Enjoy."

 

LINKS

Watch Synergy

For more on Synergy

Calise Hawkins on Funny Girls on Oxygen

Ray Van Ness' Website

Synergy on IMDB

Synergy on 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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And check out our YouTube channel.

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

Garrett Wang

Garrett Richard Wang was born on December 15, 1968 in Riverside, California to Chinese immigrant parents. He and his sister Laura spent their childhood on the move. He lived in Indiana, then moved to Bermuda and finally to Tennessee. Later, he graduated from Harding Academy High School, Memphis, and moved to Los Angeles to attend UCLA where he majored in Asian studies. UCLA theater professor Jenny Roudtree inspired him to pursue an acting career. His first acting performance outside College was the portrayal of “John Lee” in the lead role of Chay Yew’s “Porcelain” at the burbage theater. Later, he continued to perform onstage such as “Model Minority”, “Woman Warrior” and “A Language Of Our Own”. He made his TV debut in 1994 as a guest star on the pilot episode of comedy All-American Girl (1994). One year later, he got the part of “Ensign Harry Kim” on Star Trek: Voyager (1995) where he appeared on television regularly for 7 years. Later, in 1997, Wang was named one of People Magazine’s 50 most beautiful people in the world. Also E! Entertainment Television has named Garrett as one of the “20 Coolest Bachelors” in the country. His television experience also includes roles in a variety of movies including Flesh Suitcase (1995), Angry Cafe (1995), Ivory Tower (1998),Hundred Percent (1998), Demon Island (2002), among others.


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There's some new Star Wars news in addition to Fast and Furious 7 taking the top spot for a second week in a row.  Michael Falkner has this and more on a new Weekly Podioplex.

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



Weekly Podioplex Notes for April 14, 2015

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2


Box Office Report

Top Ten

#1 – Furious 7 [even]
#2 –
Home [even]

#3 –The Longest Ride
#4 – Get Hard [-1]
#5 – Cinderella [-1]
#6 – The Divergent Series: Insurgent [-1]

 

#7 – Woman in Gold [Even]
#8 – It Follows [-2]
#9 – Danny Collins [+8]
#10 – While We’re Young [+4]

 

(New Release) [Change]

 

Tops From the Past

 

2010 – Kick-Ass
2005 – The Amityville Horror
1995 – Bad Boys
1985 – Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment
1975 – Shampoo


Box Office Premieres for the week of April 17th, 2015

 

Wide

Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 – [PG]

Unfriended – [R]

 

Monkey Kingdom – [G]

 

Limited

Child 44 – [R]

True Story – [R]

Alex of Venice – [R]

Beyond the Reach – [R]

Felix and Meira – [R]

Monsters: The Dark Continent – [R]

 

The Dead Lands – [R]

 

 

Home Entertainment for the week of April 14th, 2015

 

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

Maps to the Stars – [R]

The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death – [PG-13]

The Babadook – [NR]

Big Eyes – [PG-13]

 

Batman vs. Robin – [PG-13]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

JAG: Complete Series (1995-2005)

 

Little House on the Prairie: Season Five (1978)

 

Blu-Rays From the Past

The Toxic Avenger Part II (1989)– [R]


 

Podcast Promo

 

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.

 

 

Quick Flicks

  • None

 

Links

 

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It’s April, and that’s the start of the baseball season, so here’s two baseball episodes. We’re starting off with The Abbot and Costello Show and their classic “Who’s On First.” This episode is much more than just that classic routine. There’s jokes about contemporary baseball players Bob Feller and Enos Slaughter, and singer Marilyn Maxwell introduces the hit song “Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans.” Then we visit the 1870s Old West of Dodge City, Kansas for an episode of Gunsmoke. A visiting baseball team is in town and that means gambling. Can William Conrad as Marshall Matt Dillon route out the bad guys. More importantantly, which set of the not-yet-codified rules of the game will the teams use: the one that lets you walk on eight balls or nine?

 

Episodes

The Abbott and Costello Show

“Who’s On First”

April 17, 1947

 

5:20

Gunsmoke

“Ball Nine, Take Your Base”

August 2, 1959

 

37:14


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“Try” to keep up as things get dangerous behind the walls of the Alexandria Safe Zone! Season 5 of THE WALKING DEAD is drawing to a close and Rick may finally be going full-blown Shane before it’s over! Join Arnold and Scott as they crash through a window, roll around on the ground, and decide what was good, what wasn’t so good, and what sort of grade the Doctor thinks the episode deserves!

ALSO: We discuss the premiere episode of the new CW series IZOMBIE, Arnold talks about the new Indiegogo campaign for the planned remake of classic 1980 zombie film NIGHTMARE CITY spearheaded by TOM SAVINI and UMBERTO LENZI, and much more!

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

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Aired January 19 & 25, 1967

The Catwoman is back in Gotham City and she's training a protegee in the form of singer Lesley Gore as Pussycat.  Catwoman's scheme is to get Batman and Robin under her control with a new drug she's designed.  With their help, she's hoping to rob the Gotham Mint.   How does this episode fair compared to other Catwoman episodes?  What did John and his guest think of the inclusion of not one, but two performances by Lesley Gore?  Just how ironic was it that Robin was hitting on Pussycat?

 

 

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

 

 

This episode is dedicated to the memory of Lesley Gore.

 

 

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


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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.

 

 

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Holly is worried about her brother, Gary.  He's fallen in with the wrong crowd and doesn't know how to get out.  Can Mentor and Captain Marvel convince him in time to change his ways or will the lure of pusher Brock be too much for Gary?

The fourth episode of the first season, "The Lure of the Lost," is examined.   There are many aspects of this story worth note.  This is the first two-part episode for the series.  This is the first darkly themed episode.  Mentor's character is much more mysterious in this two-parter, something we won't see again.  The main villain isn't going to be seen until the second half.  With so much going on here, what did Richard and John think of the episode itself?

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: “When you're faced with a problem that you don't feel you can handle, running away isn't the answer. Try talking it over with somebody you can trust.”

Guest Cast

Christina Hart as Holly

Derrel Maury as Mark

Christopher S. Nelson as Gary

 

RATING


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Is it any surprise that Fast and Furious 7 made it to the top of the charts this past weekend?  And it seems most likely that the movie will have legs for a second week.  Michael Falkner has the word on this, a boatload of TV on DVD releases and more on a new Weekly Podioplex.

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Weekly Podioplex Notes for April 7, 2015

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: The Longest Ride


Box Office Report

Top Ten

#1 – Furious 7
#2 – Home [-1]
#3 – Get Hard [-1]
#4 – Cinderella [Even]
#5 – The Divergent Series: Insurgent [-2]
#6 – It Follows [-1]

 

#7 – Woman in Gold [Limited]
#8 – Kingsman: The Secret Service [-2]
#9 – Do You Believe? [-2]
#10 – The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel [-1]

 

(New Release) [Change]

 

Tops From the Past

2010 – Clash of the Titans
2005 – Sahara

1995 – Bad Boys

1985 – Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment

1975 – Escape to Witch Mountain


Box Office Premieres for the week of April 10th, 2015

 

Wide

The Longest Ride– [PG-13]

 

Limited

Ex Machina – [R]

Desert Dancer – [PG-13]

Clouds of Sils Maria – [R]

Kill Me Three Times – [R]

 

Lost River – [R]

 

 

Home Entertainment for the week of April 7th, 2015

 

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

A Most Violent Year – [R]

 

Happy Valley – [NR]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

Drop Dead Diva: Season Six (2014)

Barney Miller: Season Seven (1980)

Frasier: The Complete Series (1993-2004)

MacGyver: The Complete Series (1985-1992)

Matlock: The Complete Series (1986-1995)

 

The Brady Bunch: The Complete Series (1969-1974)

 

Blu-Rays From the Past

Sharky’s Machine (1981) – [R]
Silent Running (1972) – [G]

 

Podcast Promo

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!

 

 

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Here's how Tim describes this episode:

"Episode 30 of the Express welcomes a fearless filmmaker from a production company that’s tackling important stories head-on. Writer/Director Ramon Hamilton founded Think Ten Media Group along with his wife, Producer Jennifer Fischer. Think Ten is telling stories of very human struggles with some of today’s most important issue as their backdrop.

This week sees the launch of their new web series The wHOLE which is an unflinching look at solitary confinement. Ramon endeavors to look at all sides of an issue within his story without losing the intimate, human element. We also talk about how he embraces the limitations of shooting on a smaller independent budget. This is a very informative listen for people looking to write important dramas and for people who want to make movies but don’t have access big studio money.Enjoy."

 

LINKS

Watch The wHOLE

Learn more about The wHOLE

Think Ten Media Group

Ramon's IMDB

Ramon's Twitter

Think Ten Media's Twitter

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Welcome to a new audio drama anthology series here on The Chronic Rift Network!  David Binkley is the producer and director of the WCRS Radio Stage program.  He has always loved old radio dramas so in 2000 when Written Communications Radio Service, a radio reading service for the blind, took their studios to digital he started preparing scripts that could relive those thrilling days of yesteryear. He assembled friends and volunteers and they laid down the voice tracks with sound effects and music inserted in post production. 


The thought was to produce a half hour drama a month.  An ambitious goal considering that there was NEVER a regular radio drama series EVER broadcast out of Akron, Ohio.  Over the next twenty-four months they were able to produce twenty-two stories,  After that they put together an occasional story - mostly at Christmas.

We continue our presentations with another story from series creator David Binkley.  Davis takes his turn with the hard-boiled detective genre in the form of Brick Wall.  Brick's first case - "Mystery by Accident".


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Dan Greenfield of 13th Dimension joins John to discuss the Caped Crisaders' aide in the war on crime, the Batmobile.  In this special episode, the two look briefly at its origins, its role as a parter of the two, memorable moments, merchandising, the Batman 66 comic, and personal experiences with the vehicle.  Plus, they announce the winners of the East Coast Comic Con prize package giveaway.

 


 

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We “Spend” time talking about the latest THE WALKING DEAD and watch as the group settles into life at Alexandria. A run to obtain power supplies may lead to tragedy, and Carol’s conversation with Sam may indicate that life in his house resembles that of the Peletier home from years ago. And when Father Stokes brings a message to Deanna, paradise may fall. But who’s the real snake in the grass here? Join Arnold and Scott as they smash an owl sculpture and decide what was good, what wasn’t so good, and what sort of grade the Doctor thinks the episode deserves!

ALSO: Arnold shares reviews and e-mails, talks about the new Indiegogo campaignfor the planned remake of classic 1980 zombie film NIGHTMARE CITY, spearheaded by TOM SAVINI and UMBERTO LENZI, reminds you to write in the podcast for aRondo Award, and much more!Show Music: “Bitter Pill” (feat. Vosmoy) by Still Pluto.

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Here's how Tim describes this episode:

"I’m very pleased to welcome fellow New Jersey native, filmmaker Kyle C Mumford to the Express. Kyle’s artistic journey through life has seen him wear many hats in the entertainment business. Kyle has extensive experience editing, sound mixing, screenwriting and is the director of several short films. His latest short, “Jamie And Jonathan” is tells the story of a failed writer driving his estranged son to a funeral.

“Jamie And Jonathan” is a drama exploring the meaning of fatherhood but is filled with lots of comedy as well. Kyle and I talk in detail about the how connected and important comedy is to drama. Kyle tells us about his experiences in various positions has helped him become a better director. And he also tells about how he became a screenwriter despite being told in his youth it was impossible because he has dyslexia. Kyle has proven it’s very much not impossible. Enjoy."

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Kyle's IMDB Page

Kyle's Twitter Handle

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A woman dies and leaves instructions in her will to destroy her horse, Beckett.  But her niece, who loves the horse, tries to stop it. Time is running out as Captain Marvel and Mentor must help her save the horse while working within the law.

John and Richard settle down to discuss the third episode of the series, "Thou Shalt Not Kill".  They look at the legal precedent set in the story by the sheriff and Captain Marvel.  They are amazed by the horse that can talk without moving its lips.  And they puzzle over the double message the Elders give Billy in their weekly meeting.

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: “It's important for us to remember that laws are made to help us, and that when they stop helping us, they can be changed, legally.”

Guest Cast

Pamelyn Ferdin as Lynn Colby

William Sargent as Sheriff Colby

John Karlen as Nick

 

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Aired January 11/12 & 18, 1967

The Joker sneaks The Penguin into Gotham City to help him with his latest scheme, a series of crimes dictated by the astrological signs of the Zodiac.  It starts with the Aries, the Ram and ends with Capricorn, the Goat.  What or who is the final target in this scheme?  What role or roles does the lovely Venus have in this scheme?  Does this episode hold up as an anniversary story, celebrating one year of Batmania?

 

The answer to these questions and more will be answered in this double length episode as John is joined by Gotham City 14 Miles editor Jim Beard, writer Glenn Greenberg, and independent filmmaker and lifelong Batman fan, Robert Long.

 

 

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Glenn Greenberg is an award-winning editor and writer. He worked extensively for Marvel Comics and DC Comics on such properties as Spider-Man, the Hulk, Superman, Star Trek, Star-Lord, the Silver Surfer, Thor, Iron Man, and Dracula, as well as Web-based tie-in projects for the film Superman Returns and the weekly comic-book series 52. His work has also appeared in such publications as TIME Magazine For Kids, Scholastic News, Time Out New York, Back Issue, and Smoke. Glenn has also written several works of prose Star Trek fiction for Simon and Schuster, and is now making the jump to The X-Files for an upcoming fiction anthology that will be published by IDW. He avidly covers all aspects of popular culture on his blog, “Glenn Greenberg’s Grumblings” (http://glenngreenbergsgrumblings.blogspot.com), and welcomes anyone and everyone to check it out.

 

Robert Long is a full time grapgic designer and independent filmmaker.  As a first generation Batman syndication kid, he manages the 1966-68 Batman Television Series Group on Facebook.  He has had the pleasure to meet and work with Adam West and Julie Newmar with various projects in the past.  Visit Robert's production company - Smash or Trash Independent Filmmaking to learn more about it.

 

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

 

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

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

 

 

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Tonights Diners: Scott, Miles, and M


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Tonight's Menu

Much of the conversation in tonight’s show revolves around the following news: Powers, the Interstellar Text Adventure Game, the Star Wars: The Force Awakens prequel comic, The Crow reboot, The Flash spin-off series The Magnificent Seven, Kate Mulgrew’s New Book and more.

 

Our SciFi Five In Five  is from Colin Taylor

Top Five Obscure Science Fiction Shows that You Should Probably Watch (or Watch Again)

Quantum Leap (1989-1993) Scientist Sam Beckett finds himself trapped in time–“leaping” into the body of a different person in a different time period each week. [Scott Bakula, Dean Stockwell]

SeaQuest DSV (1993-1996) In the early 21st century, mankind has colonized the oceans. The United Earth Oceans Organization enlists Captain Nathan Bridger and the submarine seaQuest DSV to keep the peace and explore the last frontier on Earth. [Roy Scheider, Jonathan Brandis, Don Franklin, Ted Raimi, Stacy Haiduk, Stephanie Beacham]

The Lone Gunmen (2001) Spin-off of The X-Files featuring the trio of computer-hacking conspiracy geeks popularly known as The Lone Gunmen. Like a misguided Mission Impossible team, they embark on a series of comic adventures that simultaneously highlight their genius and ineptitude. [Bruce Harwood, Tom Braidwood, Dean Haglund, Zuleikha Robinson, Stephen Snedden]

First Wave (1998-2001) Framed for murder and on the run, a former thief struggles to expose the vanguard of an alien invasion with the help of a conspiracy theorist and newly discovered prophecies of Nostradamus. [Sebastian Spence, Rob LaBelle, Roger R. Cross]

Sliders (1995-2000) A boy genius and his comrades travel to different parallel universes, trying to find their way back home. [Jerry O’Connell, Kari Wuhrer, Sabrina Lloyd, John Rhys-Davies, Cleavant Derricks]


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Home takes the top box office spot this past weekend and there's only one new major movie release to challenge it.  But the real news comes from Adam West and Burt Ward regarding Batman 66!  Michael Falkner has this and more on a new Weekly Podioplex.

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Weekly Podioplex Notes for March 31, 2015

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Furious 7


Box Office Report

Top Ten

#1 – Home

#2 – Get Hard
#3 – The Divergent Series: Insurgent [-2]
#4 – Cinderella [-2]
#5 – It Follows [+14]

#6 – Kingsman: The Secret Service [-1]

#7 – Do You Believe? [-1]
#8 – Run All Night [-5]

#9 – The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel [-2]

#10 – The Gunman [-6]

 

(New Release) [Change]

 

Tops From the Past

2010 – Clash of the Titans
2005 – Sin City

1995 – Tommy Boy

1985 – Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment

1975 – Escape to Witch Mountain


Box Office Premieres for the week of April 3rd, 2015

 

Wide

Furious 7 – [PG-13]

 

Limited

Woman in Gold – [PG-13]

5 to 7 – [R]

Lambert & Stamp – [R]

 

Effie Gray – [PG-13]

 

 

Home Entertainment for the week of March 31st, 2015

 

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

Interstellar – [PG-13]

The Imitation Game – [PG-13]

Wild – [R]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

Veep: Season Three (2014)

Mortal Kombat: Conquest (1998)

Silicon Valley: Season One (2014)

 

Blu-Rays From the Past

The Facts of Life (1960) – [Approved]

 

 

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.

 

 

Quick Flicks

  • Animated 1966 Batman feature film(s) coming

 

Links

 

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“Forget” what THE WALKING DEAD was like a few weeks ago! Rick and company are settling into the Alexandria Safe Zone, but are the Wolves at the gate…or are they already inside? Join Arnold and Scott as they raid the freezer, bake a batch of cookies, and decide what was good, what wasn’t so good, and what sort of grade the Doctor thinks the episode deserves! Or don’t join them…and wake up tomorrow…you’ve heard this? We know what we think you should do!

ALSO: Hear Arnold talk all about the new Indiegogo campaign for the planned remake of classic 1980 zombie film NIGHTMARE CITY, spearheaded by TOM SAVINI and UMBERTO LENZI!

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We present a classic one-hour radio drama this time -   one of Orson Welles’ Mercury Theater on the Air adaptations.  Alexandre Dumas’ The Count of Monte Cristo first appeared in 1844 and was an immediate success.  Welles portrays Edmond Dantès, a young man unjustly imprisoned for many years who uses an immense fortune to wreck revenge against his enemies.  This broadcast begins with a news bulletin about the Czechoslovakian Crisis of 1938, which ultimately drew England into World War II.

 

Episodes

The Mercury Theater on the Air

“The Count of Monte Cristo”

August 29, 1938

 

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