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Show 059 

 

 

 

 

 

On Show 059, Ken Gardiner helps us figure out the whys of Rush's recent Rolling Stone cover, we spoil Game of Thrones (or do we?), and Dan rolls out some proposed wedding ceremony ideas on the heels of Travis's first anniversary. Maybe some big announcement or something too! Tell 400 friends and subscribe today!

 

 

Check out all the fun of past episodes by visiting them on the web.

 

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SHOW OPEN

  • The Barry Manilow Show?

  • You have GoT to be kidding! And other spoilers

  • Emerson screws us yet again and other olde dayes tayles

  • Dan: The Man

 

Rush to Judgment

  • Rush makes the cover of the Rolling Stone; Is this a Rush to Justice? Or something else? We discuss with resident Rushiotomist Ken Gardiner

 

THE NEWS WITH TRAVIS

  • Mr. Deluxe Very Good Clone Robot Fantastic OK

  • Teledildonics and other proof we live in the future

  • Skin Saving Swimsuit

 

SHOW CLOSE

  • Impossible Travia

  • Anniversaries and announcements

  • The #ElvisWedding Ceremonies That Never Were

 

HTD EXPRESS – Subscribers! Look for The Handsome Timmy D Express in your feed! Tim will interview creative folks in the entertainment industry about their process.  Free with your Dan & Travis Show subscription!

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Tonights Diners: Jim 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

Jim Arrowood and M. interview Walter Doty, Write for Star Trek: Captain Pike, and Todd Shawn Tei, Director, Writer, and Actor for this project. We at the SciFi Diner have always supported fan projects.  Quite frankly we just want to see more Trek. If you are with us in this and like what you hear in our discussion with the creators of this project, then please visit their indigogo campaign and support the project. You can also follow them on their facebook page and their twitter.  Below you can read a description of the project from their indigogo page.

 

This is the story of Captain Pike when he first takes command of the Enterprise and his first mission aboard her. And with your help, it will lead into a Captain Pike Web Series.

Christopher Pike is the Captain seen in the original Star Trek Pilot The Cage, played by Jeffrey Hunter. He was Captain of the Enterprise before Captain Kirk. And his story has never been told in film, until now.

In the original Star Trek Pilot, The Cage, set in the year 2254. Captain Pike and his crew are returning from Rigel VII, where several members of the landing party were killed by the inhabitants.

The incident filled Pike with so much guilt that he is considering resigning his commission. But thats all we know about Captain Pike, and we want to know so much more. Dont you?

This is an independent film project that will be helmed by professionals who all work in the entertainment industry. From cast and crew to writers, director, producers and actors.

 

THE LEAD CAST OF CAPTAIN PIKE

In our film, we will answer these questions about Captain Pike:

1. What happened on Pikes first mission with his female first officer, and his science officer, Mr. Spock?

2. Did Pike ever go into battle?

3. Which alien race did he encounter before any other Starfleet Captains? We know Captain Pikes father is Admiral Josh Pike, but we never learned about the Admiral and which starship he commanded.

We never learned about many of the federation Captains that we saw in Star Trek TOS or their descendants.

In this film, well answer all the questions youve always wondered about. And youll see many famous Starfleet officers at the beginning of their illustrious careers.


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The In Review Podcast is back with an all new episode.  John, Keith, Krissy, and Mike gather to offer new things that might interest you such as Shakespeare in the Park, DragonCon Newbies, Mad Max: Fury Road, and Dale & Tucker Vs. Evil.  Plus, they discuss Neil Gaiman's American Gods for television and the passing of Sir Christopher Lee.  Take a listen and let us know your thoughts on what we discussed.

Comment on this episode here.



Segment One: Bringing it to the Table

2:07 - Krissy surprisingly loves the new Mad Max film, Fury Road.

9:52 - Keith talks about this year's offerings for Shakespeare in the Park - Tempest and Cymbeline.

14:09 - DragonCon is coming and Michael discusses the Newbies program that helps those who are going for the first time acclimate themselves to the frenetic environoment.

20:15 - John surprisingly liked Dale & Tucker Vs. Evil.

 

25:16 - Promo for the Generations Geek podcast.

26:08 - Promo for the Batcave Podcast.

 

Segment Two: Pop Tops

27:52 - We discuss:

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Mentor is mugged in the RV and the only witness is a young boy who refuses to talk.  Can Billy convince him otherwise or will Mentor's attacker come back to make sure the boy never speaks?

"Snitches dig ditches" is a common phrase among the young today, sadly, but it seems to hold true with young Larry Burns.  In this episode, John and Richard discuss the responsibility of youth to step forward and report wrongdoing, the question of powerful beings granting insight into potential danger, and the difficult stunts Jackson Bostwick had to perform.

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

“Some day you may see somebody do something wrong. If you don't know what to do about it, just remember that when a problem has you stumped, it's a good idea to talk with a grown-up you can trust. It could save you a lot of trouble in the long run!"

Guest Cast

Todd Gross as Larry Burns

Andrew Rubin as Ron Craig

Dermott Downs as First Boy

Brian Williams as Second Boy

Selette Cole as Molly Burns

Lew Brown as Mr. Burns

 

RATING


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Dan Persons says:

No life is forever, not even that of the man who played immortal vampires, mouldering corpses, and psychotic satanists. Christopher Lee had so permanently placed his mark on the world of fantastic film that his death this past week sent a shock wave through film fandom, so assured were we that he’d always be around to bring his wit, gravity, and class to the likes of Dracula, Saruman and Kharis.

In the wake of his loss, Cinefantastique contributors Ted Newsom, Steve Biodrowski, Lawrence French, and Dan Persons got together to reminisce about encounters with the legendary actor, share some famous and not-so-famous anecdotes about his work and life, and evaluate his contribution to the worlds of horror and fantasy. Click on the player to hear the show, or right-click the link to download.

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Jurassic World continues its dominiation at the box office with a much smaller take this weekend.  Does this mean that those new films opening this weekend might topple it? Michael Falkner has this as well as a look at the July releases.  It's all here and more on a new Weekly Podioplex.
 
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Weekly Podioplex Notes for June 23, 2015

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Max


Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – Jurassic World [Second Week]
#2 – Inside Out
#3 – Spy [-1]
#4 – San Andreas [-1]
#5 – Dope
#6 – Insidious: Chapter 3 [-2]

#7 – Pitch Perfect 2 [-2]
#8 – Mad Max: Fury Road [-1]
#9 – Avengers: Age of Ultron [-1]
#10 – Tomorrowland [-1]

 

 

 

(New Release) [Change]

 

 

Tops From the Past

2010 – The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
2005 – War of the Worlds
1995 – Apollo 13
1985 – Pale Rider
1975 – Jaws

 

 

 

Box Office Premieres for the week of June 19th, 2015

 

Wide

Max – [PG]

Ted 2 – [R]

 

 

Limited

Big Game – [PG-13]

Batkid Begins – [PG]

The Little Death – [NR]

A Murder in the Park – [PG-13]

 

 

 

Home Entertainment for the week of June 16th, 2015

 

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

Survivor – [PG-13]

The Forger – [R]

Pound of Flesh – [R]

 

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

Graceland: Season Two (2014)

Workaholics: Season Five (2015)

 

 

Blu-Rays From the Past

The Bridge (1959) – [NR]

Needful Things (1993) – [R]

 

 

 

Podcast Promo

 

The SciFi Diner Podcast

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

 

 

Quick Flicks

  • July’s Coming Attractions

 

 

Links

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Our long delayed look at the various incarnations of the Doctors on Doctor Who continues with a discussion of the Peter Davison era.  Having some great shoes to fill, Davison had his work cut out for him, but he managed nicely in the three years he played the role.  John is joined by Keith DeCandido and Krissy Myers to discuss the companions, the Doctor's story arc through the three years culminating in "Caves of Androzani", the Fifth Doctor as a bridge between the old and new series, and of course, episodes to watch out for.  We even remembered to talk about The Master.  Well, Keith and Krissy did.

Comment on this episode here.

 


 

 


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Dashiell Hammett’s Nick and Nora Charles, the supposedly-retired PI and his socialite wife, heroes of his mystery novel The Thin Man, appeared on film, television, and, of course, radio.  The New Adventures of The Thin Man was a radio incarnation that emphasized the duo’s trademark witty repartee and underplayed the criminal violence.  This episode is about a missing dog, but still manages to work in boxing and gambling.  Then Old Time Radio’s premier science fiction anthology series, X Minus One, adapts a classic tale by Robert Heinlein, “The Roads Must Roll.” In a future where the highways became so crowded that we gave up cars in exchange for high-speed conveyor belt roads as our preferred mode of transport, one man stands alone against radicals seeking to take down the system.

Episodes

The New Adventures of the Thin Man

“The Adventure of the Passionate Palooka”

July 6, 1948

3:03

 

X Minus One

“The Roads Must Roll”

January 4, 1956

34:42


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Show 058 - The Heavy Metal Episode

...And we're back! After a lengthy hiatus, Dan and Travis return with a show devoted to METAL. Handsome Timmy D joins to share his list of the top metal bands, we do the news, we play some trivia games, and Travis reviews some Iron Maiden classics in the new installment of "May I Suggest." Listen to the show 4 months in the making! Tune in and share!

Check out all the fun of past episodes by visiting them on the web.

SHOW OPEN

  • The Carl Banks Show!
  • The Heavy Metal Episode!
  • Muppet New Agers
  • #SNL40
  • Dan: The Man

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ask Handsome Timmy D

  • Who are the 3 most important Heavy Metal bands of the first three decades of Heavy Metal…oh yeah?!

 

 

THE NEWS WITH TRAVIS

  • Elvis’s Elvan
  • Man gives nickel back to charity, or some such
  • Depp duo with Coop

 

 

 

 

SHOW CLOSE

  • Impossible Travia – THEME: Drummers
  • Dan said to Travis, “May I Suggest… you rock out to the dulcet tones of Iron Maiden’s albums The Number Of The Beast and Piece Of Mind?” – and Travis gives his thoughts.
  • Dan said to Travis, “May I Suggest… you spy with your little eye a documentary called Mel Brooks: Make A Noise?” – tune in a month from now to hear what Travis has to say!

 

 

HTD EXPRESS – Subscribers! Look for The Handsome Timmy D Express in your feed! Tim will interview creative folks in the entertainment industry about their process.  Free with your Dan & Travis Show subscription!

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It really doesn't come as much of a surprise that Jurassic World took the top box office spot last weekend.  What's amazing are the records that were broken with its release.  Can it hold the top spot as it appears everyone in the world has seen the film?  Michael Falkner has a few new movie releases to suggest as competition.  There are also DVD releases and movie news with casting for the first Star Wars spinoff film and the passing of Christopher Lee.  It's all here and more on a new Weekly Podioplex.

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Weekly Podioplex Notes for June 16, 2015

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Inside Out


Box Office Report

Top Ten

#1 – Jurassic World
#2 – Spy [-1]
#3 – San Andreas [-1]
#4 – Insidious: Chapter 3 [-1]
#5 – Pitch Perfect 2 [+1]
#6 – Entourage [-2]

 

#7 – Mad Max: Fury Road [-2]
#8 – Avengers: Age of Ultron [Even]
#9 – Tomorrowland [-2]
#10 – Love & Mercy [+1]

 

(New Release) [Change]

 

 

Tops From the Past

 

2010 – Toy Story 3
2005 – Batman Begins
1995 – Pocahontas
1985 – Cocoon
1975 – Jaws


Box Office Premieres for the week of June 19th, 2015

Wide

Inside Out – [PG]

 

Dope – [R]

 

Limited

Infinitely Polar Bear – [R]

Manglehorn – [PG-13]

Eden – [R]

Gabriel – [NR]

The Overnight – [R]

 

The Tribe – [NR]

 

Home Entertainment for the week of June 16th, 2015

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

Chappie – [R]

Run All Night – [R]

Unfinished Business – [R]

The Lazarus Effect – [PG-13]

 

Beyond the Reach – [R]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

The Newsroom: Season Three (2014)

Two and a Half Men: Season Twelve (2014)

Two and a Half Men: The Complete Series (2003-2015)

Laverne and Shirley: The Complete Series (1976-1983)

Jericho: The Complete Series (1966-1967)

 

The Odd Couple: The Complete Series (1970-1975)


Blu-Rays From the Past

 

The Land That Time Forgot (1975)– [PG]

 

 

Podcast Promo

 

The Roundtable Podcast

 

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

 

 

Quick Flicks

  • Forest Whitaker joins Rogue One

  • Katherine Waterston joins Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

  • Rupert Wyatt joins Gambit

  • Sir Christopher Lee

Links

 

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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 , 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.

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 , 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.

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.

Author Michael Giorgio crafts a story about a company that states that they can end all your problems - whatever they are.


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With apologies to host Michael Falkner, here is this week's episode of The Weekly Podioplex.  Spy was number last week and it's not looking good that it's going to hold the top spot this weekend, but there are a number of DVD releases to talk about on this new episode.

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Weekly Podioplex Notes for June 9, 2015

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Jurassic World


Box Office Report

Top Ten

#1 – Spy
#2 – San Andreas [-1]
#3 –Insidious: Chapter 3
#4 – Entourage

#5 – Mad Max: Fury Road [-1]
#6 – Pitch Perfect 2 [-4]
#7 – Tomorrowland [-4]
#8 – Avengers: Age of Ultron [-3]
#9 – Aloha [-3]
#10 – Poltergeist [-3]

 

(New Release) [Change]

 

 

Tops From the Past

2010 – Toy Story 3
2005 – Batman Begins
1995 – Batman Forever
1985 – Rambo: First Blood, Part II
1975 – Nashville


Box Office Premieres for the week of June 12th, 2015

Wide

Jurassic World – [PG-13]

 

Limited

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl – [PG-13]

The Wolfpack – [R]

Set Fire to the Stars – [NR]

Soaked in Bleach – [NR]

The 11th Hour – [NR]

 

Home Entertainment for the week of June 9th, 2015

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

Kingsman: The Secret Service – [R]

Project Almanac – [PG-13]

The DUFF – [PG-13]

Serena – [R]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

Hart to Hart: Season Five (1983)

The Originals: Season Two (2014)

Thunderbirds: The Complete Series (1965-1966)

The Last Ship: Season One (2014)

The Facts of Life: Season Six (1984)

Teen Wolf: Season Four (2014)


Blu-Rays From the Past

The Last Unicorn (1982)– [G]

F/X (1986)– [R]

 

 

Podcast Promo

Tuning in to SciFi TV

Tuning in to SciFi TV is the genre fan's weekly guide to science fiction and fantasy television. Think of us as the viewer’s digest, tour guides or sherpas for the genre rather than critics. We’ll always share our honest opinions but we also plan to keep things fun.

 

 

Quick Flicks

  • None

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Here's how Tim describes this episode:

"What happens when you discover a powerful emotional connection to someone three times your age? Gregor Collins tells us in his open and honest memoir “The Accidental Caregiver” which was turned into a stageplay that premiered in January 2015. In 2008, Gregor found himself employed as caregiver to famous Holocaust refugee Maria Altmann. What occurred from there was an unexpected journey which opened up Gregor’s mind and heart in ways he could not have predicted.

Gregor Collins is a writer, actor and producer based out of New York City. Like myself, he’s got an extensive career in the world of reality TV. The Accidental Caregiver and other works has propelled Gregor’s career in new directions that have made him realize that living the creative life means taking control of your own destiny. During this interview we talk about the emotional honesty needed to be an artist but also the courage to stop waiting and start doing. Enjoy."

 

LINKS

You can buy The Accidental Caregiver here:

http://www.amazon.com/The-Accidental-Caregiver-Legendary-Holocaust-ebook/dp/B0092GS96K

A trailer for the book is here:

https://youtu.be/JSCXfw7l9yQ

For more on the film Goodbye Promise:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goodbye_Promise

Gregor Collins on IMDB:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1859942/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

Gregor Collins on twitter:

twitter.com/gregorcollins

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We're back to producing new episodes.  Be prepared to see a flood of them as we try to catch up with our promise to produce 52 episodes this year.  We start with a panel on the cult TV show Quantum Leap.  This panel was recorded as part of the American SciFi Classics track at DragonCon 2014.  Keith DeCandido and Michael Falkner were among the panelists.  The panel celebrated the 25th anniversary of the series.

The panelists include:

 

 

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IVAN VAN NORMAN (Game Developer, “King of the Nerds” finalist) joins Arnold and Scott to talk about the Kickstarter for the Outbreak: UNDEAD 2nd Edition Starter Kit! A “Zombie Survival RPG” that provides flexible play for placing characters into a wide array of apocalyptic scenarios, Outbreak: UNDEAD is a must-have for zombie and gaming fans eager to try out their own survival skills in a world of the walking dead! Ivan also talks about his recent “Dread”-ful battle on TABLETOP with Wil Wheaton!

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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Tonight's Menu

On this podcast, we talk about the Squee Fan Girl Project which you can find out about here. We also discuss Hot Topics acquisition of ThinkGeek.  We wind up our discussion with whether or not infantilism has struck pop Science Fiction, a discussion based on an article by Simon Pegg.  We share our short interview with Timothy Zahn and end with the top five Simon Pegg movies. Please excuse the audio.

 

Timothy Zahn

 

Zahns novella Cascade Point won the 1984 Hugo Award. He is the author of the Blackcollar trilogy and the Cobra series (seven novels so far), ten Star Wars Expanded Universe novels, including seven novels featuring Grand Admiral Thrawn: the Thrawn Trilogy, the Hand of Thrawn duology, Outbound Flight, and Choices of One. LucasFilm at times referred to some of the more detailed Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game supplements from West End Games, and when Timothy Zahn started work on a new trilogy of Star Wars books, boxes of West End sourcebooks were delivered to him. At the time, Zahn was writing what would become known as the Thrawn Trilogy, the first book of which was Heir to the Empire (1991). In turn, West End released sourcebooks for Zahns three novels from 1992-1994. The Thrawn trilogy marked a revival in the fortunes of the Star Wars franchise, bringing it widespread attention for the first time in years; all three Thrawn-trilogy novels made the New York Times best-seller lists,[3] and set the stage and tone for most of the franchises Expanded-Universe content. Zahn also wrote the young adult Dragonback series and the popular ConquerorsTrilogy.


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Tomorrowland is yesterday's news as The Rock takes the top spot with his disaster flick, San Andreas.  There's news of a new 24 and more in the Quick Flicks.  Michael Falkner is back with this and your DVD releases on a new episode of The Weekly Podioplex.

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



Weekly Podioplex Notes for June 2, 2015

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Spy

 

This is Michael Falkner and it is showtime at the June 2, 2015 edition of The Weekly Podioplex, brought to you on The Chronic Rift Network.

This week’s birthdays include

Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman,Zachary Quinto, Imogen Poots,Angelina Jolie, Marky Mark Wahlberg, and Robert Englund.


Box Office Report

Top Ten

#1 – San Andreas
#2 – Pitch Perfect 2 [Even]
#3 – Tomorrowland [-2]
#4 – Mad Max: Fury Road [-1]
#5 – Avengers: Age of Ultron [Even]
#6 – Aloha

 

#7 – Poltergeist [-3]
#8 – Far from the Madding Crowd [-1]
#9 – Hot Pursuit [-3]
#10 –Home [Even]

 

(New Release) [Change]

 

Tops From the Past

 

 

2010 – The Karate Kid
2005 – Mr. & Mrs. Smith
1995 – Congo
1985 – Rambo: First Blood, Part II
1975 – The French Connection II


Box Office Premieres for the week of June 5th, 2015

Wide

Spy – [R] Action Comedy

Rose ByrneJason StathamMelissa McCarthy,

A desk-bound CIA analyst volunteers to go undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent diabolical global disaster.

 

Entourage – [R] Comedy

Adrian GrenierJeremy PivenKevin Connolly,

Movie star Vincent Chase, together with his boys Eric, Turtle, and Johnny, are back - and back in business with super agent-turned-studio head Ari Gold.

 

Insidious: Chapter 3 – [PG-13] Horror

Dermot MulroneyStefanie ScottAngus Sampson,

This prequel set before the haunting of the Lambert family reveals how gifted psychic Elise Rainier reluctantly agrees to use her ability to contact the dead in order to help a teenage girl who has been targeted by a dangerous supernatural entity.

 

 

 

Limited

Love & Mercy – [PG-13]

Testament of Youth – [PG-13]

A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence – [NR]

Hungry Hearts – [NR]

 

Police Story: Lockdown – [NR]

 

Home Entertainment for the week of June 2nd, 2015

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

Jupiter Ascending – [PG-13] Adventure Fantasy

A young woman discovers her destiny as an heiress of intergalactic nobility and must fight to protect the inhabitants of Earth from an ancient and destructive industry.

 

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water – [PG] Animated Comedy

When a diabolical pirate above the sea steals the secret Krabby Patty formula, SpongeBob and his nemesis Plankton must team up in order to get it back.

 

Focus – [R] Comedic Crime Drama

In the midst of veteran con man Nicky's latest scheme, a woman from his past - now an accomplished femme fatale - shows up and throws his plans for a loop.

 

McFarland USA – [PG] Sports Drama

A cross country coach in a small California town transforms a team of athletes into championship contenders.

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

Justified: Season Six (2015)

The Wire: The Complete Series (2002-2008)

Falling Skies: Season Four (2014)

Parks and Recreation: Season Seven (2015)

Parks and Recreation: The Complete Series (2009-2015)

Pretty Little Liars: Season Five (2014)

Rizzoli & Isles: Season Five (2014)


Blu-Rays From the Past

1776 (1972)– [PG] Musical Drama

Apollo 13 (1995)– [PG] Historical Drama

 

 

Podcast Promo

 

The Quantum Leap Podcast

The Quantum Leap Podcast is a podcast with the soul purpose of exploring the Quantum Leap Universe one episode at a time. This podcast will cover all five seasons of one of the best television shows of all time ranked #15 and #19 on TV Guide’s “Top Cult Shows Ever” in In 2004 and 2007, by delving into all 96 episodes and not spoiling upcoming plot points so first timers can follow along. We will dissect each and every show looking for the meanings morals and lessons we can learn while keeping track of the overall arc of the show.

 

 

Quick Flicks

  • Big Trouble in Little China and The Rock

  • 24 and a new agent

  • Tron 3 gets de-rezzed at Disney; fans petition

Links

 

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We take two trips to England for this installment of Presenting the Transcription Feature.  First, history comes alive in an episode of CBS Is There (later known as You Are There).  This June marks the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, one of founding documents of the rule of law.  CBS’ newsmen and sound effects crews work overtime to show us what it would have been like had they (and we listeners) been there for a news broadcast from the fields of Runnymede as King John faced off with 25 of his barons in their effort to limit his powers. Then it's time to meet the lazy civil servants who make up The Men From the Ministry.  This 1960s BBC comedy pokes fun at bureaucracy, office politics, and avoiding work.

Episodes

CBS Is There

“The Signing of the Magna Carta”

January 18, 1948

4:23

 

The Screen Guild Theater

“The War With the Isle of Wight”

November 27, 1962

34:41


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