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Well, it had to happen - the first story to be a disappointment and find its way to the bottom of the ranking list.  "The Keys of Marinus" is another ambitious story filled with mutiple characters and multiple locations, just as with the previous story, "Marco Polo".  Unlike the previous story, this one is complete for one to view - and that might not be a good thing.  John talks about the weaknesses in "The Keys of Marinus" that includes the introduction of the trope that Doctor Who doesn't do very well - the mini-adventures within a larger quest story arc.
 
 
 
Current Rankings
1 - Marco Polo
2 - The Daleks
3 - An Unearthly Child
4 - Edge of Destruction
5 - The Keys of Marinus
Direct download: DWMD_-_Keys_of_Marinus.mp3
Category:Doctor Who & Mister Drew -- posted at: 6:56am EST
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Christmas is over.  Its time for some Old Time Radio post-Christmas reflections and preparation for New Year’s.  We start with Eve Arden starring in Our Miss Brooks.  During Christmas vacation the sardonic English teacher has plans to exchange the dreadful presents she received for something a little more useful.  And so does everyone else.  Then on Dragnet we feature the adventure of a con racket that starts in the middle of December and goes all the way through to a New Year’s Eve party.  You’re a detective sergeant.  You take a cup o’kindness yet for auld lang syne.

 

Episodes

 

Our Miss Brooks

“Exchanging Christmas Gifts”

December 31, 1950

3:30

 

Dragnet

“The Big Betty”

November 23, 1950

34:13

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The SciFi Diner Podcast

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Interview: David Nykl

 

Nykl was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia, to a nurse mother and a structural engineer father. After the Soviet invasion in 1968, he and his family left then-Communist Czechoslovakia for Canada. Upon arriving at Victoria, British Columbia. Nykl attended the University of British Columbia, where he majored in liberal arts.

 

Nykl has appeared heavily in Vancouver and Prague in dozens of theater, film and television productions. Known for his versatility and depth as an actor, he has also produced theatre and film projects, and in 1994, he co-founded Prague’s Misery Loves Company Theatre with Richard Toth and Ewan McLaren.

 

He is known to science fiction fans as the recurring Stargate Atlantis character of Dr. Radek Zelenka, a Czech scientist on Earth’s expedition to the “lost city” of Atlantis. His character often provides a foil to the main scientists, who forget the limits of their situation.

 

He is fluent in Czech, English, French and Spanish. Though his character on Stargate Atlantis speaks English with a Czechaccent, Nykl normally speaks with a Canadian accent. Whenever Zelenka spoke Czech in Stargate Atlantis, Nykl was given the lines in English, and he translated them.

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Was it any surprise that Star Wars: The Force Awakens did as well as it did at the box office this past weekend?  And it certainly looks to hold that spot this weekend despite there being four new movie releases to challenge it.  Just how far can this movie got when it appears to be so universally accepted as a proper sequel to the original Star Wars trilogy?  Michael Falkner has all this, some DVD releases, and a look at January movies that could challenge The Force Awakens on a new Weekly Podioplex.
 

Weekly Podioplex Notes for December 22, 2015

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Joy

 

Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – Star Wars: The Force Awakens [New Record]
#2 – Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip
#3 – Sisters
#4 – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 [-3]
#5 – Creed [-1]
#6 – The Good Dinosaur [-3]

#7 – Krampus [-2]
#8 – In the Heart of the Sea [-6]
#9 – Dilwale
#10 – Bajirao Mastani

 

(New Release) [Change]

 

 

Tops From the Past

2010 – Little Fockers
2005 – King Kong
1995 – Toy Story
1985 – Rocky IV
1975 – The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother


Box Office Premieres for the week of December 25th, 2015

Wide

Joy – [PG-13]

Point Break – [PG-13]

Daddy’s Home – [PG-13]

Concussion – [PG-13]

 

Limited

The Hateful Eight – [R]

The Revenant – [R]

45 Years – [R]

 

Home Entertainment for the week of December 22nd, 2015

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

War Room – [PG]

Pan – [PG]

Pawn Sacrifice – [PG-13]

Project Almanac – [PG-13]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

Defiance: Season Three (2015)

Dominion: Season Two (2015)

 

Blu-Rays From the Past 

 

The Brain That Wouldn’t Die (1962) – [Approved]

 

Podcast Promos

 

Earth Station One 

Earth Station One is a pop culture podcast & blog celebrating our love for all things Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Comics & much, much more.

 

Quick Flicks

 

Coming Attractions for January 2016

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Category:The Weekly Podioplex -- posted at: 3:32pm EST
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Just in time for Christmas Day, we present a Chrsitmas tale written by series creator David Binkley.  A woman wakes to find herself on a bus headed for Cleveland - where she had run away from 18 years before.

Direct download: Rstage12_homeForChristmas.mp3
Category:WCRS Radio Stage -- posted at: 12:11pm EST
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AN ALL STAR LINEUP FOR YOUR HOLIDAY ENJOYTAINMENT!

Join Dan and Travis and their guests - Gabe, Tim, Jules, and Matt the Cat, as they make baby name suggestions, do more searching for Rhode Island's Child, and play a rousing game of "Christmas Movie or Not". Also, check out some BLAST-FROM-THE-PAST Old School D&T clips at the front and end of the show! It's a Christmas Miraculuscious Delight of a Treat! BONANZAGANZA!

Direct download: In_A_Style_Such_As_Christmas_2015.mp3
Category:The Dan and Travis Show -- posted at: 1:51pm EST
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Taking a break from the screenwriting world for a second to talk about an important and all-too common issue. The holiday season is for some the most joyful, fun and carefree time of year. For others, the holiday season can be a genuine struggle with depression, addiction and suicidal tendencies. The battle for mental health is one of the biggest and most important challenges of anyone’s life. Yet far too often we feel helpless to fight our own demons or don’t know how to help loved ones with their torment.

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I’m joined by Elizabeth Lombino. In addition to being my friend for 30 plus years, Elizabeth is a licensed clinical social worker and writer on the subject of depression. In this interview, she goes over some of the why’s and how’s of why the holidays can be so hard. We also talk about real, practical ways one can help themselves and how you can you help others. There’s no clear cut answer to these very real dangers people struggle with – but there are ways to help. I hope this insightful interview offers some light in the storm to those who may need it: 

For those who need who help or want to help those in danger of suicide, don’t hesitate call this number:

1-800-273-TALK:

For more on the suicide prevention hotline:

http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

For more on Elizabeth and her writings:

http://elizabethlombino.com/

Elizabeth’s Suicide Is Not A Choice piece:

http://elizabethlombino.com/2014/08/12/suicide-is-not-a-choice/

My own thoughts on mental illness and suicide:

http://handsometimmydexpress.com/2014/08/13/the-crazy-ones/

Direct download: HTD_SPECIAL_3_ELIZABETH_LOMBINO.mp3
Category:The HTD Express -- posted at: 5:00am EST
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The Doctor and his companions wind up at the top of the Himalayas, "The Roof of the World", where they discover the TARDIS has lost all power.  They are saved from a frozen death by traveller Marco Polo and his caravan.  He is intrigued though by the Doctor's caravan, the TARDIS, and seizes it in the name of Kublai Khan in the hopes he will be released from his service.
 
The story is one of the first we will be covering that doesn't exist in a moving image form.  It was reconstructed using audio and photos from the episode.  Despite this, this story has to be one of the best of William Hartnell's era and deserves a careful viewing, even by the casual fan.
 
 
 
Direct download: DWMD_-_Marco_Polo.mp3
Category:Doctor Who & Mister Drew -- posted at: 8:11am EST
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The Force is strong in Michael Falkner as he presents a new Weekly Podioplex.  The Hunger Games gets its last grasp at the number one spot at the box office as the world prepares for the release of The Force Awakens.  The real question that the Las Vegas bookmakers should be taking a piece of the action is: "What movie will take The Force Awakens place at the box office in January?  Stay tuned for Michael's look at upcoming movies in January in a future episode.
 
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Weekly Podioplex Notes for December 15, 2015

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

 

Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 [Fourth Week]
#2 – In the Heart of the Sea
#3 – The Good Dinosaur [Even]
#4 – Creed [Even]
#5 – Krampus [-3]
#6 – The Night Before [Even]

#7 – Spectre [-2]
#8 – The Peanuts Movie [-1]
#9 – Spotlight [-1]
#10 – Brooklyn [-1]

 

(New Release) [Change]

 

 

Tops From the Past

2010 – Tron: Legacy
2005 – King Kong
1995 – Toy Story
1985 – Rocky IV
1975 – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest


Box Office Premieres for the week of December 18th, 2015

Wide

Star Wars: The Force Awakens – [PG-13]

Sisters – [R]

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip – [PG]

 

Limited

Son of Saul – [R]

Extraction – [R]

 

Home Entertainment for the week of December 15th, 2015

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation – [PG-13]

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials – [PG-13]

Ted 2 – [R]

Fantastic Four – [PG-13]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

Marco Polo: Season One (2015)

Extant: Season Two (2015)

 

Blu-Rays From the Past 

 

The Car (1977) – [PG]

 

Podcast Promos

 

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.

 

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

 

None

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Category:The Weekly Podioplex -- posted at: 8:23am EST
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Are we saying “Adios, Muchachos” to La Reina, Escorpion, and Dr. Kurian on Z NATION? Arnold and Scott chat about the second part of an epic two-part journey south of the border on the Syfy zombie show, and watch “The Killer of Killers” at work in a Deadite-infested diner on ASH VS. EVIL DEAD! PLUS: It’s a return to the show for Z NATION‘s Addy Carver herself, Anastasia Baranova, as she catches us up on everything she’s been doing on the show’s exciting second season! Finally, Arnold and Scott share stories of recent visits to the WALKER STALKER convention and the home of Z NATION and SHARKNADO, Asylum.

Show Music: “Bitter Pill” (feat. Vosmoy) by Still Pluto and “Anastasia” by Slash covered by Karl Golden, Sandra Szabo, and Lionel Das Neves

We welcome all feedback at doctorofthedead@yahoo.com, contact@g2vpodcast.com, or on the G2V Facebook page! Find the show on Twitter at @DoctoroftheDead!

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It’s December, so it’s time for some Christmas-themed episodes.  We start off with The Harold Peary Show.  Peary had been a huge success starring in The Great Gildersleeve, but left due to a contract dispute.  This eponymous series was an obvious attempt to copy Gildersleeve.  The show only lasted one season but did result in a couple of great episodes including this Christmas one which features Harold and reformed thief.  Then “The Robin Hood of Modern Crime,” Simon Templar, in the form (well, voice) of Vincent Price returns in another action-packed episode of The Saint. It’s Christmas Eve and Simon has an appointment to play Santa for a bunch of under-privileged tiny tots.  Nothing could possibly go wrong.

 

Episodes

 

The Harold Peary Show

“Santa At The Children’s Christmas Party”

From Dec 20, 1950

2:58

 

The Saint

“Santa Claus Is No Saint”

December 24, 1950

36:51

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It's a brief episode of The Weekly Podioplex as there's only one new movie release to challenge The Hunger Games finale.  Plus, there are a few TV on DVD releases that might make some
good holiday gift ideas.
 
 
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Weekly Podioplex Notes for December 8, 2015

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: In the Heart of the Sea

 

Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 [Third Week]
#2 – Krampus
#3 – The Good Dinosaur [-1]
#4 – Creed [-1]
#5 – Spectre [-1]
#6 – The Night Before [Even]

#7 – The Peanuts Movie [-2]
#8 – Spotlight [Even]
#9 – Brooklyn [Even]
#10 – The Secret in Their Eyes [-3]

 

(New Release) [Change]

 

 

Tops From the Past

2010 – The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
2005 – The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
1995 – Toy Story
1985 – Rocky IV
1975 – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest


Box Office Premieres for the week of December 11th, 2015

Wide

In the Heart of the Sea – [PG-13]

Legend – [R]

 

Limited

The Big Short – [R]

Lady in the Van – [PG-13]

Don Verdean – [PG-13]

The Boy and the World – [PG]

Bleeding Heart – [NR]

 

Home Entertainment for the week of December 8th, 2015

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

Ant-Man – [PG-13]

Minions – [PG]

The Transporter Refueled – [PG-13]

Knock Knock – [R]

Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase Two Collection – [PG-13]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

The X-Files: The Complete Series (1993-2002)

Hannibal: Season Three (2015)

Under the Dome: Season Three (2014)

 

Blu-Rays From the Past 

 

Speedy (1928) – [NR]

 

Podcast Promos

 

Skywalking Through Neverland

Skywalking Through Neverland is a Star Wars/Disney, fan-focused Podcast. We cover Star Wars, Disney, Superheroes and pop culture fandom. You know, that stuff that binds us all together as instantaneous friends! We showcase either what people have done with their fandom or talked to those who are involved first-hand in the universes that we LOVE.

 

Quick Flicks

 

None

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SEARCHING FOR... RHODE ISLAND'S CHILD

An episode decades in the making! We bring in Ken to "Rush To Judgement" on Travis's secret past as a child news anchor on a Rhode Island PBS show called "Rhode Island's Child". We discover the show's past is rife with arson and deceit (much of the deceit ongoing), as well as speculate on best practices for finding the "lost archive". In all likelihood, this will be a multiple-parter, with more to come as the investigation continues...

Direct download: Searching_For_Rhode_Islands_Child.mp3
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An unknown force seems to have taken over the TARDIS and rocks the Doctor and his companions about so that they all pass out.  When they come to, there is confusion, doubt, and eventually mistrust, especially from the Doctor.  But meanwhile there are other strange things going on.  The TARDIS continues to show a stream of stellar images on the scanner that culminates in an explosion and all the time pieces on the ship have been distorted in horrifying ways.  What is happening and can the Doctor work it out before the TARDIS is destroyed?
 
 
This is a sharp two-part story that allowed for more time in the preparation of the next major serial, "Marco Polo".  Listen in as John points out the good and the bad in this quick story review.
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Join Arnold and Scott as they discuss THE WALKING DEAD‘s S6 midseason finale from “Start to Finish,” head south of the border to “Party with the Zeros” on Z NATION, and summon all of their strength to resist Kelly as “The Host” on ASH VS. EVIL DEAD! This will be a challenge!

 

Check out our Patreon page and support the show!

 

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

 

We welcome all feedback at doctorofthedead@yahoo.com, contact@g2vpodcast.com, or on the G2V Facebook page! Find the show on Twitter at @DoctoroftheDead!

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The TARDIS lands on a dead alien world.  But is it really dead?  Susan swears something brushed up against her and then there's the alien city the Doctor wants to explore.  Perhaps there's something to explain what happened to world.  The Doctor is willing to risk everything to explore it.  And when they discover there is life, it's not friendly.
 
 
John takes a look at the second story in the first series of Doctor Who, "The Daleks" and offers his thoughts on why he thinks this is one of the better Dalek stories that have been made in the show's 50 year history.
Direct download: DWMD_-_The_Daleks.mp3
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The SciFi Diner Podcast

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Our Interview with Jamie Murray:

Jaime Murray (born 21 July 1976) is an English actress, known for playing Stacie Monroe in the BBC series Hustle and Lila West in the Showtime series Dexter. She is also known for her recurring roles as Gaia in Starz’ Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, as Olivia Charles in The CW’s Ringer and as Helena G. Wells in Warehouse 13. Murray stars as Stahma Tarr in the Syfy series Defiance.

 

Murray was born in London, England, to Elaine and English actor Billy Murray. She was named after Lindsay Wagner’s character Jaime Sommers in the 1970s television series The Bionic Woman. Just before taking her A Levels, Murray was diagnosed with dyslexia. She briefly studied philosophy and psychology at the London School of Economics, but dropped out to train at the Drama Centre London, graduating in 2000.

 

Murray’s first taste of stardom was miming the lyrics in the 1996 original video of Stretch & Vern’s dance track “I’m Alive”. Some of her early television appearances included minor guest roles in BBC One’s Casualty, The Bill, Love Soup, and ShakespeaRe-Told: The Taming of the Shrew.

 

Murray starred as Stacie Monroe in Hustle from series 1 until series 4. In one episode of Hustle, Murray so impressed her co-star Robert Vaughn with her modeling of a Wonder Woman costume that, according to several online sources, he showed it to studio executives in Hollywood; on the strength of this, Murray was invited to audition for the part of Wonder Woman in the upcoming Wonder Woman movie. Later, Murray reprised her role as Stacie Monroe in Hustle Series 8

Relocating to Los Angeles, California, Murray starred in Dexter as Lila Tourney, Dexter Morgan’s Narcotics Anonymous sponsor and the main antagonist in Season 2. Dexter spends one night in a hotel with Lila without any sexual contact just a brief kiss, leading to his breakup with his girlfriend Rita Bennett, but he soon realizes that Lila is in fact a sociopath who hangs out in support groups in an attempt to vicariously experience emotions in a safe environment by closely observing them in recovering addicts. She immediately sees through Dexter’s “mask” and becomes obsessed with him, believing him to be her soulmate.

 

In mid-2008, Murray joined the cast of The CW’s Valentine playing the lead character, Grace Valentine. The show began airing in October 2008, but was cancelled by the end of the month.

Murray was cast in another CW show, The Beautiful Life: TBL, as a wardrobe stylist, but the show was canceled before she was able to appear.

 

Murray finished shooting Possessions in 2010, and is currently shooting The Rapture. She starred in the 2010 horror film Devil’s Playground, directed by Mark McQueen, and then appeared as Helena G. Wells on the Syfy series Warehouse 13. Murray’s portrayal of Helena G. Wells received critical praise. Her portrayal was described as “saucy”, “superb”, as able to “anchor a series”, and “endlessly fascinating”. Her absence as the villainess in the season 3 Christmas episode, “The Greatest Gift”, was bemoaned with the lamentation “she would have done it better”. Murray was nominated for a 2012 Portal Award for her portrayal of Helena G. Wells on Warehouse 13.

 

Murray also made a guest appearance on the Fox series The Finder, where she played a drug coordinator. Murray starred in the Starz miniseries Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, as Gaia, a longtime friend of Lucretia. Murray made an appearance on the Partially Examined Life philosophy podcast, playing a part in Sartre’s “No Exit”, alongside Lucy Lawless, Mark Linsenmayer and Wes Alwan.

 

She starred as Stahma Tarr in the Syfy series Defiance, which premiered on 15 April 2013.

 

Murray modeled clothing in television advertisements for Debenhams department store. Murray is signed to Models 1 in London. She has also appeared in men’s magazines such as GQ, Mayfair, and FHM, as well as women’s magazines such as Hello!, Cosmopolitan, and OK!.

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"Enter Batgirl, Exit Penguin"

Aired: September 16, 1967

 

The Penguin is back in Gotham City with a scheme that seems foolproof - marry Commissioner Gordon's daughter Barbara and then he will be immune from prosecution.  Can Batman and Robin stop him from reaching the alter on time or will they need the help of Batgirl? Who's driving this plot and should it have gone as far as it did?

 

Joining John to discuss the first televised Batgirl episode and to ask the question, "Should this be a Joker episode?" is author Jay Smith. 

 

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

 

 

 

 Jay Smith is the creator and executive producer for the Parsec Award-winning audio drama series HG World.  Since 2009, Jay and his company of players and producers have been telling the story of survivors in the middle of a global zombie uprising.  Now in its third season, this "satellite" production has featured dozens of actors across four continents making it a production truly on a global scale.  Since its debut, episodes of HG World and its spin-off series, the Parsec finalist The Diary of Jill Woodbine and The Googies have been downloaded close to a million times.

 

Inspired by the golden age of radio, Hidden Harbor Mysteries presents a story inspired by stylish pulp era radio adventures like The Shadow, Sam Spade, The Green Hornet, and I Love a Mystery. Performed by a stellar cast, Hidden Harbor hopes to integrate classic radio storytelling with some modern twists.  Jay draws from the work of Orson Welles, Arch Obelor and looks to modern audio dramatists like Douglas Adams and Dirk Maggs as inspiration to create a rich, realistic world of survival horror laced with dark comedy and compelling human drama.

 

Jay holds a BA in Creative Writing from Southern New Hampshire University and is working on his Master of Fine Arts from Seton Hill University’s innovative Writing Popular Fiction program.  He attends and speaks at various science fiction and literary conventions about podcasting, writing, audio drama, and zombies.  HG World can be heard by subscribing through iTunes or visiting the show web site www.goodmorningsurvivors.com.

Direct download: The_Batcave_Podcast_-_Episode_49.mp3
Category:Batcave Podcast -- posted at: 7:34pm EST
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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 continues to dominate the box office.  Can the Krampus bring it down or will this weekend make it three in a row for the teen favorite?  Michael Falkner has this and new TV on DVD releases for possible holiday gifts on a new Weekly Podioplex.
 
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Weekly Podioplex Notes for December 1, 2015

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Krampus

 

Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 [Second Week]
#2 – The Good Dinosaur
#3 – Creed
#4 – Spectre [-2]
#5 – The Peanuts Movie [-2]
#6 – The Night Before [-2]

#7 – The Secret in Their Eyes [-2]
#8 – Spotlight [Even]
#9 – Brooklyn [+3]
#10 – The Martian [-3]

 

(New Release) [Change]

 

 

Tops From the Past

2010 – Tangled
2005 – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
1995 – Toy Story
1985 – Rocky IV
1975 – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest


Box Office Premieres for the week of December 4th, 2015

Wide

Krampus – [PG-13]

 

Limited

Chi-Raq – [R]

The Letters – [PG]

Macbeth – [NR]

Youth – [R]

A Royal Night Out – [PG-13]

The World of Kanako – [NR]

Life – [R]

Hitchcick/Truffaut – [PG-13]

Christmas Eve – [PG]

MI-5 – [R]

 

Home Entertainment for the week of December 1st, 2015

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

Cooties – [R]

Amy – [R]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray 

 

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

Fear the Walking Dead: Season One (2015)

The Walking Dead: Season Five (Limited Edition) (2014)

Zoo: Season One (2015)

 

Blu-Rays From the Past 

 

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989) – [PG-13]

 

Podcast Promos

 

Remake This Movie RIGHT

“Remake This Movie RIGHT!” is a bi-weekly podcast where we take a classic film that is actively being remade by Hollywood studio execs, and craft our own version of how a modern retelling should go. Does the story need updating? Should characters or motives be tweaked? Do we need more muppets? We take all factors into account, concoct our film, and then offer a Final Pitch to you in movie trailer form. By the end of each episode, we will Remake This Movie RIGHT!

 

Quick Flicks

 

None

Links

 

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Direct download: Podioplex120115.mp3
Category:The Weekly Podioplex -- posted at: 8:16pm EST
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Here's another audio mystery, this time by the all-around god-like being of The Chronic Rift Network, John S. Drew.  After the success of THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP, John pitched the idea of a mystery series to the producers of WCRS Radio Stage and this is the first in a series of three.  Justin Case is an old-fashioned detective who likes doing things the old-fashioned way.  He doesn't have a smart phone, doesn't use a computer - he still reads the newspaper!  He's down on his luck though as his ways don't seem to impress many of today's clientele.  But he gets a break when he's hired to find the killer of a late night radio talk show host who died while on the air.  All indications are it was a heart attack, but Justin has to prove it's otherwise.

Direct download: Rstage11_murderOnTheAir.mp3
Category:WCRS Radio Stage -- posted at: 6:00am EST
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