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Our long national nightmare is over. We have an ALL-NEW podcast! Paxton Holley (from the Cavalcade of Awesome and the Nerd Lunch Podcast) joins John S. Drew and Paul K. Bisson as they review the very magical episode of The Six Million Dollar Man, "HOCUS-POCUS" in which the ESP Spy, Audrey Moss returns to help Steve Austin pose as a magician in order to recover a stolen Navy code book.

Purchase the season three Universal DVD release of The Six Million Dollar Man. In doing so, you help support the podcast.

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Paxton Holley was born in Birmingham, AL. He currently lives in Jaxksonville, FL. where he co-hosts the Nerd Lunch podcast as well as the Cult Film Club podcast. In addition, he writes for the pop culture/humor blog Cavalcade of Awesome where he has an ongoing series of articles on the world of bionics from the TV shows to the comics to the games.

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Tomorrowland takes the top spot at the box office, but there are new movies on tap for June to challenge it.  Michael Falkner is back with this and your DVD releases on a new episode of The Weekly Podioplex.

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Weekly Podioplex Notes for May 26, 2015

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: San Andreas


Box Office Report

Top Ten

#1 – Tomorrowland
#2 – Pitch Perfect 2 [-1]
#3 – Mad Max: Fury Road [-1]
#4 – Poltergeist
#5 – Avengers: Age of Ultron [-2]
#6 – The Age of Adaline [+1]
#7 – Hot Pursuit [-3]
#8 – Furious 7 [-3]
#9 – Far from the Madding Crowd [+1]
#10 – Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 [-4]

 

(New Release) [Change]

 

Tops From the Past

 

2010 – Shrek Forever After
2005 – Madagascar
1995 – Casper
1985 – Rambo: First Blood Part II
1975 – The French Connection II


Box Office Premieres for the week of May 29th, 2015

Wide

San Andreas – [PG-13]

Aloha – [PG-13]

 

Limited

Results – [R]

Gemma Bovery – [R]

Heaven Knows What – [R]

 

Home Entertainment for the week of May 26th, 2015

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

Seventh Son – [PG-13]

The Loft – [R]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

The Wonder Years: Season Three (1989)

The Rockford Files: The Complete Series (1974-1980)

Ray Donovan: Season Two (2014)

The Nanny: The Complete Series (1993-1999)

 

Blu-Rays From the Past

State of Siege (1972) – [NR]

The Confession (1970) – [GP]

The Merchant of Four Seasons (1971) – [NR]

 

 

Podcast Promo

The ScapeCast: The Scaper Chronicles

The ScapeCast is your guide to the wonders of Farscape. Join Karen, Lou, veteran Scapers, and newbies as they discuss each episode in detail on The Scaper Chronicles. Look up and share the wonders we've seen.

 

 

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We present a new interview in our series with those who were a part of making it happen.  And this time around, we have the man himself, Michael Gray, who played Billy Batson on Shazam! Michael talks with us about his career, his time on Shazam! including his favorite episodes, his dealing with typecasting and how it is so different for actors playing hero types today, and his comeback starting with an appearance on Archer.

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



Good looks and a couple of television roles helped to give actor Michael Gray many years in between and on the covers of Tiger Beat magazine. Born in Chicago, Michael moved to Florida when he was a young boy.

 

 

He caught the acting bug in high school, and eventually made his way to Hollywood.  In 1972, Michael won the role of Ronnie on the NBC series The Little People, a charming sitcom that starred Brian Keith as a pediatrician with a practice on Oahu, Hawaii.  The series was reworked for the second season and retitled The Brian Keith Show, and Michael was let go.

 

 

Signed to a management deal with Charles Laufer, pubisher of "Tiger Beat," Michael was able to keep a high profile while rounding up other acting roles. Michael's second series came in 1974, when he was cast in his signature role, as Billy Batson on the Saturday morning series Shazam.  The series ran for 3 years but was then cancelled due to increasing production costs.

 

 

Some of Michael's other credits include:

 

Life with Father                  Entertainment Tonight

Room 222                            MTV's  - I Love the 70's

The Brady Bunch               E Television, Life After Stardom

Marcus Welby M.D.           The Rretro Radio Live Show

The Flying Nun                  VH1 - Superheros, Where Are

Dynasty                                          They Now?

 

 

Although Michael Gray had all the tools one would expect to be necessary to build a sturdy career, due to type casting it became harder for him to make a living at his craft.

 

 

The ever youthful Michael Gray is happily married and living in Northern California. He is currently writing a book about his life in Hollywood.

 

 

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Three – count ‘em! – episodes of iZOMBIE are on the agenda in this packed episode! Join Arnold and Scott as they go into full-on zombie mode to talk about “Maternity Liv,” “Dead Air,” and “Patriot Brains!”

PLUS: We discuss the new zombie fandom documentary THE WALKERS AMONG US, the upcoming Kickstarter for THE SIXTH GUN “weird western” RPG authored by our own Scott Woodard, and the Arnold Schwarzenegger/Abigail Breslin zombie film, MAGGIE!

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

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THE WALKERS AMONG US

THE SIXTH GUN Kickstarter on the way

MAGGIE Trailer

NIGHTMARE CITY on Indiegogo

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Aired February 15/16, 1967

The Joker returns to Gotham City with a scheme to take over one of the major financial institutions of the metropolis.  And he's engaged the services of a group of unusual goons to help him - a group of robots.  These robots are stronger and faster than the Dynamic Duo, but they're also mute, save for Mister Glee.  This gives Josie, the moll, more of a role in this episode.  And as all this is going on, Batman schemes to thwart Joker, but his plan backfires and he finds that he's placed Bruce Wayne in financial and mental jeopardy.

 

Joining John to discuss this episode is longtime Batman 66 fan, Robert Long.

 

 

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

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Robert Long is a full time graphic 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.

 

 

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A 2012 Parsec Finalist

Please call the listener line at 1.888.508.4343

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Tonights Diners: Scott, Miles, and M


Welcome to the Diner

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Tonight's Menu

Welcome to the SciFi Diner's Avengers: Age of Ultron Review

Tonight we discuss the highly anticipated movie Avenger's: Age of Ultron and boy do we we spoil the heck out of it.  We blame Jim (mostly) who joined up from the Dune Saga Podcast and the Babylon Project Podcast.  We discuss the entire experience: from where we saw it, to the trailers that played before, and then walk through the entire movie scene by scene.

 

Age of Ultron: Synopsis

 

When Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) jump-starts a dormant peacekeeping program, things go terribly awry, forcing him, Thor (Chris Hemsworth), the Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) and the rest of the Avengers to reassemble. As the fate of Earth hangs in the balance, the team is put to the ultimate test as they battle Ultron, a technological terror hell-bent on human extinction. Along the way, they encounter two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Pietro and Wanda Maximoff.


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Episode 31, The Spider-Men

Science fiction writer Scott Pearson (Star Trek: The Original Series: The More Things Change) and his daughter talk about four versions of Spider-Man, starting with the 1977 made-for-TV movie, The Amazing Spider-Man, starring Nicholas Hammond as the web slinger. Then they move on to three more recent incarnations: Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man, Andrew Garfield’s The Amazing Spider-Man, and Drake Bell’s animated Ultimate Spider-Man.

Segments

Intro :30

Dedication :40

The Amazing Spider-Man (1977) 1:42

Spider-Man (2002) 6:24

The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) 15:35

Ultimate Spider-Man (2012) 26:41

 

Final Thoughts 30:29

 

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Treasure hunters are raiding the lands belonging to Native Americans of their buried artifacts.  A young Native American feels he can handle the situation alone as he doesn't trust law officials, but will he go to far to stop the thieves from taking, "The Treasure"?

This episode has a great deal of ties to the seventies as the struggles of the Native American were finally being recognized in American television.  No longer were we seeing the Native American as the Indian, the enemy of the cowboy, but rather as a group of displaced people looking to be recognized and respected.  But does the episode hold up?  John and Richard discuss this and more on a new episode of the podcast.

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

“The desert and traditions of other people have much to teach us and must be preserved for future generations to see and to know."

Guest Cast

Ruben Moreno as Chief Adam

John Linton as Johnny

Allen G. Norman as Jed

Will Seltzer as Artie

 

RATING


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Erik Jensen, Dr. Steven Edwards from Season 5 of THE WALKING DEAD, joins us for a fun and wide-ranging interview about zombies, comics, creativity, and how to overcome obstacles in your life and career! It’s one of the most enjoyable conversations we’ve had on the show to date, and we hope you enjoy it!

We also discuss episodes five and six of the CW series IZOMBIE, “Flight of the Living Dead” and “Virtual Reality Bites!”

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

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SHOW LINKS

Erik Jensen on IMDb

Microsoft Windows 95 Video Guide, starring Jennifer Aniston, Matthew Perry, and Erik Jensen!

Donna Belajac Casting

Reconcilers Vol 1

Night of the Living Dead 1990

The Dark Half [Blu-ray]

The Exonerated (Film)

The Exonerated: A Play

Living Justice: Love, Freedom, and the Making of The Exonerated

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Here's how Tim describes this episode:

"Trying to tackle the subject of real-life science in a fantasy series as varied and long-running as Doctor Who is no easy task. But Simon Guerrier and his colleague Dr. Marek Kukula have risen to the challenge. “The Scientific Secrets Of Doctor Who” blends new fiction while tracing the role of science in the show’s history. Sometimes the science in Doctor Who is dubious but sometimes there’s examples of brilliance accidentally come true by the wildest of ideas. And of course, science has served as inspiration to the show’s many writers.

Simon Guerrier is multi-published author of Doctor Who fiction, writer and producer of Big Finish audio stories, notably the Bernice Summerfield adventures, contributes both fiction and non-fiction to many publications and has even made a few films with his brother Thomas. He and I have whiled many hours talking the wonderful world of Doctor Who. This interview explores the show’s history but also the nuts and bolts of putting together a project as ambitious as “The Scientific Secrets Of Doctor Who."Enjoy."

 

LINKS

The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who will be released June 4th:

http://www.amazon.com/The-Scientific-Secrets-Doctor-Who/dp/0062386964

Don’t take our word for it. The book is already getting great reviews:

http://www.cultbox.co.uk/reviews/books-a-cds/the-scientific-secrets-of-doctor-who-book-review

For more on Big Finish and their wide range of stories:

www.bigfinish.com

You can find Simon online here:

https://twitter.com/0tralala

Simon & Thomas’ movie can be found here:

http://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/cleaning-up-download-957

Simon’s Headshot by Lisa Bowerman:

http://lisabowerman.com/

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