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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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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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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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Welcome to the Diner

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

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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

 

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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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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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Bob Hope starred in every form of Twentieth Century entertainment – from vaudeville to radio to movies to television.  In this episode of The Bob Hope Show (for Pepsodent) we get a visit from baseball great Dizzy Dean and a performance of the kooky novelty tune “Alexander is a Swoose.”  Then the Screen Guild Theater presents an adaptation of Ramona – the 1936 film, which was based on the famed pageant, which is, in turn, based on the 1884 novel by Helen Hunt Jackson.  One of the founding myths of Old California, it tells the romantic but ultimately tragic tale of a half-Native American girl who gives up life on the rancho to marry a fellow Indian.

Episodes

The Pepsodent Show Staring Bob Hope

“Guest:  Dizzy Dean”

March 11, 1941

5:03

 

The Screen Guild Theater

“Ramona”

April 30, 1945

38:35


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Welcome to the Diner

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

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On this podcast, we talk about watching Dare Devil, Babylon 5, and other various things that we are reading. We also discuss three major movies that just might spell trouble: TROUBLE. Some listeners chime in on TV shows that they thought were gems that should have made our top five list on the last show. For our main course, we share an interview that we did with Tim Russ at Far Point con. We wrap up with desert by sharing Damien’s top five list of obscure science-fiction TV shows.

Tim Russ

Timothy Darrell Russ was born on June 22, 1956, in Washington, D.C., to Air Force officer Walt and his wife Josephine. He and his younger siblings Michael and Angela grew up on several military bases, including Niagara Falls, Elmendorf (Alaska) AFB, Omaha, Taiwan, Philippines and Turkey. During these moves around the world, he graduated from Izmir High School in Turkey, and received his diploma from Rome Free Academy in Rome, New York. Afterwards he attended Saint Edwards University and earned a B.S. in Theater Arts but continued his studies with a full scholarship to continue theater studies at Illinois State University. His first professional job came while he was at St. Edward’s University in Austin, when he appeared in a PBS Masterpiece Theater production, but he started to pursue acting full time in 1985. During that time he’s been on many TV shows and movies – including The Twilight Zone (1985), Amazing Stories (1985), Thirtysomething (1987),Jake and the Fatman (1987), 21 Jump Street (1987), Beauty and the Beast (1987), The People Next Door (1989), Mancuso, FBI (1989), Family Matters (1989), The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990), Tequila and Bonetti (1992), SeaQuest 2032 (1993), Dark Justice(1991), Murphy Brown (1988), Monty (1994), Star Trek: Voyager (1995), Melrose Place(1992), Any Day Now (1998), The Highwayman (1987), Star Trek: The Next Generation(1987) and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993), among others.

 

Along with his television experience he has also played in a variety of films, includingCrossroads (1986), Fire with Fire (1986), Timestalkers (1987), Spaceballs (1987), Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987), Pulse (1988), Bird (1988), Roots: The Gift (1988), Eve of Destruction (1991), Dead Silence (1997), Night Eyes II (1991), Mr. Saturday Night(1992), Star Trek: Generations (1994), Dead Connection (1994), East of Hope Street(1998). During his comprehensive acting career he appeared in numerous theatrical productions including “Romeo & Juliet”, “Barrabas”, “Dream Girls”, “As You Like It”, “Twelfth Night”, “Cave Dwellers” among others. When not acting, Russ finds time for music and film producing. Songs sung by Tim Russ are available on the CDs “Only a Dream in Rio”, “Tim Russ”, “Kushangaza” and “Brave New World”. He lives in the area of Los Angeles where his whole family resides.


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Aired Febraury 8/9, 1967

The Riddler is back in town and he needs $3,000,000 in order to acquire a device that will give him absolute control over Gotham City.  Can Batman and Robin solve his baffling clues in time?  Will they realize the Riddler's looking a little different this time around?  The whole thing is heading for an explosive climax as John Astin takes on the role of the Prince of Puzzlers.

 

Joining John to talk about John Astin's performance and how it differs from Frank Gorshin's Riddler portrayal is Gotham City 14 Miles editor, Jim Beard.

 

 

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

 

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

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

 

Websites

http://www.facebook.com/thebeardjimbeard

http://www.sgtjanus.blogspot.com

 

 

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Kellie is a high school student who does well in class and wants to be a member of the boys Varsity track team.  She's got opposition from several corners, some who are willing to go to almost any lengths to make sure she doesn't realize her dream.  Can Captain Marvel get Kellie to the tryouts on time after she's been accused of cheating on a test?

After the dark themes of the previous two episodes, John and Richard tackle the ideas of equality and realizing your dreams in "The Athlete".  Is this a tale that still needs to be told today?  What is it about the "utterance of a single word" that lends such credibility to the show?  Would this story need to be altered as we've discussed with previous stories in order to work for a modern audience?  Are the stunts seen in this episode the best in the entire series?

It's all here and we want to hear from you on what you think of the episode.
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Moral

“Everyone should be given a chance to prove his or her abilities."

Guest Cast

William Kirby Cullen as Tommy

Marcia Mae Jones as Mrs. McGill

Stephen Liss as Bob

Butch Patrick as Jack

Stephanie Steel as Kellie

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Here's how Tim describes this episode:

"As a lifelong wrestling fan, I’m thrilled to welcome third generation pro wrestler Chavo Guerrero to the Express. In 2014, Chavo became involved in an innovative new program, Lucha Underground which combines Lucha Libre with Grindhouse Cinema. Made by Mark Burnett Productions, airing on Robert Rodriguez’s El Rey Network and importing Luchadors from Mexico’s premiere Lucha League, AAA, Lucha Underground brings all those worlds together to make a hybrid wrestling show never seen before.

Chavo Guerrero tells us he came to be involved in Lucha Underground not only as a wrestler but as a producer, helping to design wrestling matches for television. We also talk in-depth about why screenwriters should study the storytelling techniques of pro wrestling. And also, Chavo tells us how his wrestling career prepared him for his recent ventures in action films. A fun listen for wrestling fans & TV buffs alike. Enjoy."

 

LINKS

For more on Lucha Underground:

http://www.elreynetwork.com/originals/lucha

https://www.facebook.com/LuchaUnderground

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaVwpbqM8dkhQvbL8XileAA

For more on Chavo Guerrero:

https://twitter.com/mexwarrior

http://vivalarazashop.com/

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0346144/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

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The Avengers: Age of Ultron continues to dominate the box office.  But will the next two weeks of movie releases offer something that can stop this blockbuster's momentum?  Michael Falkner has this and two weeks worth of DVD releases on a double-sized episode of The Weekly Podioplex.

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Weekly Podioplex Notes for May 5, 2015

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Mad Max: Fury Road


Box Office Report

Top Ten

#1 – Avengers: Age of Ultron [Second Week]
#2 – Hot Pursuit
#3 – The Age of Adaline [Even]
#4 – Furious 7 [-2]
#5 – Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 [-1]
#6 – Ex Machina [+1]

 

#7 – Home [-2]
#8 – Woman in Gold [+2]
#9 – Cinderella [-3]
#10 – Unfriended [-2]

 

(New Release) [Change]

 

Tops From the Past

 

2010 – Shrek Forever After
2005 – Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith
1995 – Die Hard with a Vengeance
1985 – Code of Silence
1975 – The Day of the Locust


Box Office Premieres for the week of May 15th, 2015

Wide

Mad Max: Fury Road – [R]

Pitch Perfect 2 – [PG-13]

 

Limited

I’ll See You in My Dreams – [PG-13]

Good Kill – [R]

The Connection – [NR]

Set Fire to the Stars – [NR]

Where Hope Grows – [PG-13]

The Film Critic – [NR]

 

Box Office Premieres for the week of May 22nd, 2015

Wide

Tomorrowland – [PG]

Poltergeist – [PG-13]

 

Limited

When Marnie Was There – [PG]

Aloft – [R]

Chocolate City – [R]

The Farewell Party – [NR]

Sunshine Superman – [NR]

 

Home Entertainment for the week of May 12th, 2015

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

Blackhat – [R]

Mortdecai – [R]

Still Alice – [PG-13]

The Cobbler – [PG-13]

Tracers – [PG-13]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

Battlestar Galactica: The Remastered Edition (1978-1980)

Battlestar Galactica: The Definitive Edition (1978-1980)

The Colbys: The Complete Series (1985-1987)

The Wild Wild West: The Complete Series (1965-1969)

 

Blu-Rays From the Past

Jamaica Inn (1939)– [Passed]

 

Home Entertainment for the week of May 19th, 2015

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

American Sniper – [R]

Hot Tub Time Machine 2 – [R]

Leviathan – [R]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

Orange is the New Black: Season Two (2014)

Beauty and the Beast: Season Two (2014)

NewsRadio: The Complete Series (1995-1999)

 

Blu-Rays From the Past

 

The Rose (1979)– [R]


 

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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THE WALKERS AMONG US, an in-depth documentary on THE WALKING DEAD and zombie fandom, is about to debut! We welcome back film maker Cris Macht (who first joined us all the way back in episode 6!) to talk about the journey he and his team took to chronicle the growth of a fan phenomenon!

We also discuss episode four of the CW series IZOMBIE, “Liv and Let Clive,” as Liv jumps to a pretty strange conclusion concerning her partner in crime…fighting!

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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The good often travels along with the bad. The good in this case: Yours truly has made the move to the lovely city of Philadelphia, a process that led to the extended delay of this episode. The bad: the film we’re discussing, of course. The SF-comedy Invasion of the Star Creatures tries to mimic the slapped-together-fast-n-cheap success of Little Shop of Horrors — with Horrors star Jonathan Haze stepping into the role of screenwriter — but pretty much blows everything it attempts, most prominently any attempt at humor (unless you think grievously stereotyped Native Americans and a subterranean rewrite of an old Scooby-Doo chase gag repeated ad nauseum are downright high-larious).

Come join Andrea Lipinski, Kevin Lauderdale, Orenthal V. Hawkins, and myself, Dan Persons, as we explore why, if the alien invasion does come, we’re hoping it’s the face-huggers that get to us first.

NEXT EPISODE: We go into space to endure the terrors, and the bad acting, of Journey to the Seventh Planet.

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The Avengers: Age of Ultron was an easy win at the box office.  With only one major release this weekend, the odds are good it will stay at the top.  But how long will it last?  There's this and DVD releases with Michael Falkner on a new Weekly Podioplex.

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Weekly Podioplex Notes for May 5, 2015

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Hot Pursuit


Box Office Report

Top Ten

#1 – Avengers: Age of Ultron
#2 – Furious 7 [-1]
#3 – The Age of Adaline [Even]
#4 – Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 [-2]
#5 – Home [-1]
#6 – Cinderella [+6]
#7 – Ex Machina [-1]
#8 – Unfriended [-3]
#9 – The Longest Ride [-2]
#10 – Woman in Gold [Even]

 

(New Release) [Change]

 

Tops From the Past

 

2010 – Iron Man 2
2005 – Monster-in-Law
1995 – Crimson Tide
1985 – Code of Silence
1975 – The Day of the Locust


Box Office Premieres for the week of May 8th, 2015

 

Wide

Hot Pursuit – [PG-13]

 

Limited

The D Train – [R]

5 Flights Up – [PG-13]

Maggie – [PG-13]

Saint Laurent – [R]

I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story – [NR]

Noble – [PG-13]

The Seven Five – [R]

Skin Trade – [R]

 

 

Home Entertainment for the week of May 5th, 2015

 

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

Selma – [PG-13]

 

Fifty Shades of Grey – [R]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

White Collar: Season Six (2014)

White Collar: The Complete Series (2009-2014)

Broadchurch: Season Two (2015)

Parenthood: The Complete Series (2010-2015)

Law & Order: Season Eighteen (2007)

Law & Order: Season Nineteen (2008)

Law & Order: Season Twenty (2009)

The Fugitive: The Complete Series (1963-1967)

Cheers: The Complete Series (1982-1993)

 

Blu-Rays From the Past

Goodfellas (1990) – [R]


 

Podcast Promo

 

The Hollywood Outsider

 

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

 

 

 

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In honor of May and Mother’s Day, we start off with an episode of The Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show. Phil began his radio career as the bandleader on The Jack Benny Show, but his personality could not be contained.  His show with his wife, actress Alice Faye, was just as big a hit.  In this episode, Phil goes searching for a Mother’s Day gift for Alice.  His quest to do this on the cheap lands him and his pal Frankie Remley in the usual pots of hot water.  Then Dr. Watson returns to fill us in on The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.  Starring Nigel Bruce and Basil Rathbone, this adventure involves Boer War spies and carrier pigeons.

Episodes

The Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show

“Mother’s Day Present”

May 8, 1949

4:43

 

The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

“The Telltale Pigeon Feathers”

January 21, 1946

36:21


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Tonights Diners: Scott, Miles, and M


Welcome to the Diner

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Tonight's Menu

SciFi Rewind: Back to the Future

Tonight we discuss a movie that is often overlooked when it comes to the greatest science-fiction movie lists. We are discussing Back to the Future. We talk about some of the technical aspects of the movie, but also delve into some of the most memorable performances, scenes, and some of our favorite quotes. We would love to hear your thoughts about this movie.

Back to the Future is a 1985 American comic science fiction film. It was directed by Robert Zemeckis, written by Zemeckis and Bob Gale, produced by Steven Spielberg, and stars Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover and Thomas F. Wilson. Fox plays Marty McFly, a teenager who is sent back in time to 1955. He meets his future parents in high school and accidentally becomes his mother’s romantic interest. Marty must repair the damage to history by causing his parents-to-be to fall in love, and with the help of scientist Dr. Emmett “Doc” Brown (Christopher Lloyd), he must find a way to return to 1985.


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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.

Series creator David Binkley offers a psychological thriller when he explores the mind of the person who is involved in a hit and run incident in the story, "Hit and Running".  Keep an ear out for WCRS host Joe Callie as he plays the lead role in this story.


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Fast and Furious 7 makes it four weeks in a row as the top box office draw.  But now, The Avengers: Age of Ultron waits in the wings.  Can it have the same staying power?  There's this and DVD releases and movie releases for May with Michael Falkner on a new Weekly Podioplex.

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Weekly Podioplex Notes for April 28, 2015

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Avengers: Age of Ultron


Box Office Report

Top Ten

#1 – Furious 7 [Week 4]
#2 – Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 [Even]
#3 –The Age of Adaline
#4 – Home [Even]
#5 – Unfriended [-2]
#6 – Ex Machina [+9]

 

#7 – The Longest Ride [-2]
#8 – Get Hard [-2]
#9 – Monkey Kingdom [-1]
#10 – Woman in Gold [-3]

 

(New Release) [Change]

 

Tops From the Past

 

2010 – Iron Man 2
2005 – Kingdom of Heaven
1995 – French Kiss
1985 – Code of Silence
1975 – The Day of the Locust


Box Office Premieres for the week of May 1st, 2015

 

Wide

Avengers: Age of Ultron – [PG-13]

 

Limited

Far from the Madding Crowd – [PG-13]

Welcome to Me – [R]

Tangerines – [NR]

Iris – [PG-13]

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

Ride – [R]

Far from Men – [NR]

Hyena – [NR]

Days of Grace – [NR]

 

 

Home Entertainment for the week of April 28th, 2015

 

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

Paddington – [PG]

Inherent Vice – [R]

The Boy Next Door – [R]

 

The Gambler – [R]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

Covert Affairs: Season Five (2014)

The Mentalist: Season Seven (2014)

 

Suits: Season Four (2014)

 

Blu-Rays From the Past

Spaceballs (1987) – [PG]


 

Podcast Promo

 

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.

The Anomaly Podcast

 

Welcome to Anomaly Geek Girl Podcasts and Blog.  Articles and episodes feature topics such as: Sci Fi and Fantasy books, games, movies & television shows, costuming & cosplay, conventions, theatre & general geek culture. There’s a little something here for the geek in every one.

 

 

 

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  • Coming Attractions for May 2015

 

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