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SACRIFICE PLAY is the third novel based on THE ARBITER CHRONICLES, a science fiction audio drama which has won the Mark Time Silver Award and the Parsec Award. SACRIFICE PLAY is scheduled for release in trade paperback and eBook this Summer from Firebringer Press. Comic book artist Caio Cacau has painted the cover.

 

Additionally, the cast of THE ARBITER CHRONICLES will voice a full-cast audiobook version of the novel.

 

The goal of the funding campaign is to pay the artists, voice actors and production staff for their hard work in creating this multimedia adventure.

On behalf of Firebringer Press and Promethues Radio Theatre, thank you for your ongoing support of our work, and we look forward to making SACRIFICE PLAY a success with your help!

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SciFi Diner Podcast 277 – Our Interview with Voice Actors Richard Epcar & Ellyn Stern (Bleach and Ghost in the Shell)

 

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A Farpoint Interview

 

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A Shore Leave Interview 

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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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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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Our Listener Feedback Show: We reflect on the summer, Heroes Reborn, The Martian, Minority Report, Continuum, and more.

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Tony Curran is a Scottish actor who has achieved prominence for his roles in films such as Pearl Harbor (2001) and The League of Extraordinary Gentleman (2003). Born on December 13, 1969, Curran studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama before coming to public notice on the BBC television series This Life playing a handyman. In 2000, Curran had a small role in the film Gladiator, which won the Academy Award for best picture. He also had a prominent role in the movie Tintin (2011), which was directed by Stephen Spielberg. He has appeared in guest-starring roles in many American television series such as CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, The Mentalist and Hawaii Five-O. Curran has also appeared in stage roles, including an award-winning performance in “The Soldiers Tale.” He played the role of Vincent Van Gogh in the British television series Doctor Who and has voiced characters in a variety of video games. Curran plays the role of Datak Tarr on the Syfy series Defiance. 2014 co-starred Diana Vickers in the thriller film Awaiting.
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Welcome to the SciFi Rewind: Back to the Future II

 

Back to the Future III Stranded in 1955, Marty McFly receives written word from his friend, Doctor Emmett Brown, as to where can be found the DeLorean time machine. However, an unfortunate discovery prompts Marty to go to his friend’s aid. Using the time machine, Marty travels to the old west where his friend has run afoul of a gang of thugs and has fallen in love with a local schoolteacher. Using the technology from the time, Marty and Emmett devise one last chance to send the two of them back to the future.
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Our Listener Feedback Show: We reflect on the summer, the TV Shows we watched, the books we read, Felicia Day’s new book, and what we are looking forward to.
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Interview:

Roger Cross can currently be seen playing ‘Six’ aka ‘Griffin Jones’ on the hit SYFY show “Dark Matter”. As well as the role of ‘Reggie Fitzwilliam’ on Guillermo Del Toro’s series for FX, “The Strain”. And playing ‘Travis Verta’ on “Continuum”.

 

On television, Cross can also be seen on a recurring basis on CW’s “Arrow”, and ABC’s “Motive”! He captivated audiences as Jack Bauer’s fellow agent, ‘Curtis Manning’, on the sensational “24”. He’s starred in the Sci­Fi series “First Wave”, “The Guard”, “The Gates”. He’s reccured on such series as “Fringe”, “Charlies Angels”, “The L Word”, “Stargate”, Steven Spielberg’s “Taken”, “Higher Ground”, “The X­Files”, “The Commish”, “The Days”, “Peacemakers”, “Just Cause” etc.. He’s Guest Starred on “Star Trek- Enterprise”, “UC Undercover”, “Highlander”, “Andromeda, “Outer Limits”, “Sliders”, “Street Justice”, “Neon Rider”. Cross has also appeared in a slate of TV movies including “Everything That Rises”, Father’s Choice”, “Aftershock”, “The Color of Courage”, “Voyage Of Terror”, “Oklahoma City”, “Doomsday Rock”, “Baby 2000″, ” Captains Courageous”, “The Surrogate”, “Tailhook”, “Don’t Talk To Strangers”, “The Winter Garden”, “Playing For Keeps”, “Deliver Them From Evil”, etc.

 

His many film roles include “Mad Money”, alongside Diane Keaton, Katie Holmes, and Queen Latifah, “The Day The Earth Stood Still”, “The Chronicles Of Riddick”, “King’s Ransom”, “Ecks vs Sever”, “Liberty Stands Still”, “Deadly Little Secrets”, “Free Willy III”, “What’s Your Verdict”, “Double Jeopardy”, Oliver Stone’s “World Trade Center”, etc.

 

Roger was born and raised in Jamaica. With his family, he moved to Vancouver at the age of 11. He enjoyed drama in school, but never considered it a viable career. His heart was set on flying, and he studied Aviation at Trinity Western University. While waiting for a flying job, Cross began working as an extra and doing stunts. He went on to study acting at Breck Academy and landed a few roles before landing the one that ultimately changed the course of his life. After surviving an extremely challenging yet fulfilling experience filming “The International Rescue” on location in China, Vietnam and Burma, Cross decided to give acting his full focus for a year. His acting career has since taken off, and he now enjoys flying in his spare time.

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 Tonight’s Diners: M, Anne and Lauren

 

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Welcome to the Dinette! 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 don’t 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. It’s been awhile since I sat with some friends, had a bite to eat and talked about all the nerdy stuff we love. In this episode of SFDP, that’s exactly what I did.  Two of my dear friends joined me at Game On Comics in Vienna, VA, for a lovely Sunday chat about comics, from books to tv shows to movies, inspired by the Brian Prowse-Gany article “Rise of the Female Superhero” published on Yahoo last week. This was made even richer with the video narrated by Katie Couric. So grab a pal, make a snack and have a listen.

 

A HUGE THANK YOU TO GAME ON COMICS!! They are an amazing local comic shop that I love and love to support, so if you are in the Northern Virginia Area, please check out! They have games and cards and book and wonderful staff who are always ready to help. Check out their blog, like them on Facebook!! BTW: Which lady superhero would you like to see get her own movie and who would you pick to direct? Drop us a line and let us know!

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Shore Leave:

 

Shore Leave is a fan-run Science Fiction media convention held on August 7-9, 2015. The convention features appearances by actors and writers from a broad variety of TV shows and movies ranging from current hits to classic favorites.

 

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Raven Oak is the author of the Amazon bestselling fantasy novel Amaskan’s Blood and the upcoming space operas, Class-M Exile and The Eldest Silence. She began her career as many authors do–with the lofty goal of becoming the next Anne McCaffrey, Connie Willis, or Neil Gaiman. At the age of twelve, she took her first steps into novel writing by penning a 320 page novel about dragons with all the drama of a typical twelve-year-old. She studied English literature and music in college, and in 2001, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the University of North Texas. She later completed her Master of Science Degree in CECS from UNT in 2005. After twelve years in the classroom as a computer and English teacher, she retired from education to pursue writing full-time. 

 

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When she’s not writing, she’s getting her game on with tabletop games, indulging in cartography, or staring at the ocean. Raven is currently at work on Amaskan’s War and The Eldest Traitor. She is a member of the local Seattle writing groups Ladies of the Write andWayward Writers, as well as the Northwest Science Fiction Society and PNWA. She was an established member of the now defunct Magnolia Chapter One writing group. Raven is married to her gamer husband, who is a game engineer/software developer. They have three kitties who enjoy lounging across the keyboard when writing deadlines approach. They live on a cliff in Seattle, WA, less than mile from the ocean. 

 

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Our Interview

 

Interview: Mike Schilling is in charge of publicity at Shore Leave 37. Shore Leave is a fan-run Science Fiction media convention held on August 7-9, 2015. The convention features appearances by actors and writers from a broad variety of TV shows and movies ranging from current hits to classic favorites.

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 Tonight’s Diners:  Scott & Miles

 

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Our Interview:

 

Much of the conversation in tonight’s show revolves around Game of Thrones, Star Wars Rebels, Tomorrowland, Jurassic World, and more.

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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 II. 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 also discuss what it got right and what it got wrong. We would love to hear your thoughts about this movie. 

 

Back to the Future II 

Marty McFly has only just gotten back from the past, when he is once again picked up by Dr. Emmett Brown and sent through time to the future. Marty’s job in the future is to pose as his own son to prevent him from being thrown in prison. Unfortunately, things get worse when the future changes the present.

 
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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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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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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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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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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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Garrett Wang

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


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

 

Our SciFi Five In Five  is from Colin Taylor

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Welcome to the SciFi Rewind: Serenity

Serenity is a 2005 American space western film written and directed byJoss Whedon. It is a continuation of Whedon’s short-lived 2002 Fox science fiction television series Firefly and stars the same cast, taking place after the events of the final episode. Set in 2517, Serenity is the story of the captain and crew of Serenity, a “Firefly-class” spaceship. The captain and first mate are veterans of the Unification War, having fought on the losing side. Their lives of petty crime are interrupted by a psychic passenger who harbors a dangerous secret.

The film was released in North America on September 30, 2005 byUniversal Pictures. It received generally positive reviews and was #2 during its opening weekend but it did not make back its budget until its home media release. Serenity won numerous awards, including the 2006 Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation.

 

Michael C. Dougherty

Michael C. Dougherty is a producer and director, known for Browncoats: Redemption(2010), Z*Con: Proof of Concept Film (2013) and Z*Con. He is married to Kelly Dougherty.


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Colin Ferguson

Colin Ferguson (born July 22, 1972) is a Canadian film and television actor, director, and producer, best known as Sheriff Jack Carter on Syfy’s Eureka and as Lewis on Then Came You, and his role as the latest Maytag Repairman. He can currently be seen on Haven and The Vampire Diaries.

He was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, and is a graduate of Appleby College and McGill University. Since he was born and raised around Montreal which predominantly speaks French, he is bilingual speaking both French and English. Although he was born in Canada and therefore a Canadian citizen, he is also a citizen of the United Kingdom, and recently became a naturalized citizen of the United States.

Career

On September 5, 2011, he appeared on the podcast Disasterpiece Theatre to discuss what Eureka might have looked like if it had been directed by Michael Bay. In January 2014, Ferguson became the newest “Maytag Repairman”.

Ferguson is a Montreal Canadiens fan, and he contributes to NHL.com as a celebrity blogger.

 

Jay Smith

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.

Hidden Harbor Mysteries is a pulp era adventure with a stellar cast of voices produced by award-winning producer Bryan Lincoln. Check it out at www.hiddenharbormysteries.com

Jay’s books include the gamer-geek satire Rise of the Monkey Lord, Blue Collar Gods, Seven ‘til Sunrise, The Diary of Jill Woodbine, HG World: The Audio Scripts, and Hidden Harbor Mysteries: Anatomy of A Modern Audio Drama Series.

 

Jay holds a BA in Creative Writing 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.

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In this episode, we talk about Padme moments.  We need you, our listeners, to send us yours.  Listen to the episode to find out more.

Eddie McClintock

McClintock was born in North Canton, Ohio, the son of Theodore “Ted” McClintock. He married Lynn Sanchez in 2005, and they have two sons, Jack and Max. McClintock graduated with a degree in communications from Wright State University in Dayton and also studied design in college. In 2007, he designed the album artwork for “V is for Vagina” and currently sells some of his artwork on his personal website. A wrestler and later a production assistant, he subsequently took up acting and was nearly 30 before he appeared in major roles. Career To date, McClintock has appeared in ten pilots, starred in five network series, worked on several TV movies, and made well over 45 guest appearances on more than 25 different shows. He was a cast member on the television sitcom Stark Raving Mad from 1999 to 2000 with Tony Shalhoub and Neil Patrick Harris, which won the People’s Choice Award  but later was cancelled. In 2006, he appeared on Desperate Housewives as Frank, the father of Gabrielle and Carlos’ adoptive baby. He appeared as Special Agent Tim Sullivan in four episodes of Bones in 2007. He has also guest-starred on Sex and the City, My Boys, Felicity, Friends, Ned and Stacey, Less than Perfect, Better off Ted, The King of Queens and other less-successful television shows like B.S. (Boarding School), A.U.S.A., Crumbs with Fred Savage, and Say Uncle with Teri Hatcher and Ken Olin. He is best known for his role in Syfy’s Warehouse 13. BuddyTV ranked him number eight-two on its list of “TV’s Sexiest Men of 2011″.

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Much of the conversation in tonight’s show revolves around what we thought of Peter Capaldi in the role of Doctor Who this past season. We also discuss Arrow and The Flash as being two of our favorite shows.

We pose a question for you listeners: If you could date any SciFi Alien, who or what would it be?We’ll discuss this on some future show.

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Farpoint Convention

Tonight we chat with Sharon VanBlarcom, Steve Wilson, and Renee Wilson about this year’s Farpoint Con as well as delve into the history on Con going.  We discuss what initial conventions were like and delve into things like Bronie Con and Hello Kitty Con.  Stay tune at the end for a song about Bonies sung by John DeLancie.

From Farpoint’s site: FARPOINT is an annual gathering for fans of all genres of imaginative fiction – Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, SuperHeroes – in all the media formats in which they might appear – Cinematic Movies, Television, Direct to DVD , Books on Tape, Podcasts, Web Video – you name it, we want to celebrate it!

The con was established in 1993, by a committee led by Bev Volker and Steve Wilson.

Our focus is on Fandom, and all the wonderful, creative people who comprise it. Our mission is to encourage, to educate, to enable. So, while we certainly bring in some exciting professionals from the industries which bring imagination into the mainstream, our real goal is to give you the opportunity to meet others like yourself, to forge friendships, and to develop your own creative gifts.

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Merry Christmas

The SciFi Diner Podcast wishes you and yours a happy holiday. On this podcast, Fraize joins us from Thinkgeek.com and we talk about what is on our Christmas lists year. Who on the SciFi Diner has made the good list or the naughty list this year?You can e-mail us at scifidinerpodcast@gmail.com to let us know.

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Teryl Rothery

Teryl Rothery (born November 9, 1962) is a Canadian actress. She is best known for her role as Dr. Janet Fraiser on Stargate SG-1.

Rothery first became interested in a performing career when she danced in the musical, Bye Bye Birdie, at the age of thirteen.

Rothery knew that she belonged in front of the camera when she played in the CBC halloween special, Boo, at the age of eighteen. In her teens, being a talented dancer, singer and musician, she was a performer on a North Vancouver-shot TV variety show starring Tom Jones. She is best known for her starring role of Dr. Janet Fraiser on Stargate SG-1, which she played from the show's beginning in 1997 through 2004 (and again as a guest appearance in 2006).

Rothery has appeared in many other sci-fi series, including The X-Files; The Outer Limits; First Wave; Stargate SG-1; Jeremiah; M.A.N.T.I.S.; Kyle XY; Eureka and many others. She played a small role in the Babylon 5 direct-to-DVD movie, Voices in the Dark, as ISN Reporter, Ms. Chambers. She played Lenore Molee in the 1994 TV movie, For the Love of Nancy; and has also done voice acting work. In 2010, she was on the Battlestar Galactica prequel, Caprica, as Evelyn (the mother of Battlestar Galactica's Admiral William Adama). Her most recent work has been her role in A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner!, where she plays Mrs. Turner (Timmy Turner's mom). The movie premiered July 9, 2011, at 8 pm (ET/PT), on Nickelodeon. This was followed by A Fairly Odd Christmas on November 29, 2012.

Most recently, Rothery has been acting in theater in her native Vancouver — appearing in Kiss Me, Kate and The Taming of the Shrew in March 2006. In March 2007 she appeared in A Delicate Balance, a play by Edward Albee, for which she was nominated for a Jessie Richardson Theatre Award.

Rothery starred in the Canadian premiere of Good Boys and True, written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, and directed by Jeff Hyslop. The play ran at the Firehall Arts Centre in Vancouver in 2009.

Rothery has been nominated for four Leo Awards. In 2004 she was nominated in two categories: Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series for the Stargate SG-1 episode "Lifeboat", and Best Guest Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series on The Collector.[4] In 2008 she was nominated in the category: Best Performance by a Female in a Short Drama for her work in the short film Coffee Diva.[5] In 2009 she was nominated in the category: Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series for the episode "Sound of Loneliness" from The Guard.


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Robert Picardo

Robert Picardo (born October 27, 1953) is an American actor. He is best known for his portrayals of Dr. Dick Richards on ABC's China Beach, the Emergency Medical Hologram (EMH), also known as The Doctor, on UPN's Star Trek: Voyager, The Cowboy in Innerspace, Coach Cutlip on The Wonder Years (where he received an Emmy nomination), Ben Wheeler in Wagons East, and as Richard Woolsey in the Canadian-American military science fiction television series Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis and Stargate Universe.

Robert Picardo (nickname: Bob) was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Joe Picardo. Robert is of Italian heritage, with his father's family originating from Montecorvino Rovella, Salerno and his mother's parents originally from Bomba in Abruzzo. Picardo claims that one of the highlights of his life was visiting both ancestral towns with his daughters and his brother Joe in the summer of 2011. He graduated from William Penn Charter School in 1971 and originally entered Yale University as a pre-medical student, but opted to act instead. He ended up graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Drama from Yale University. Picardo is an accomplished singer. While he was at Yale University, he was a member of The Society of Orpheus and Bacchus, the second longest running undergraduate a cappella group in the United States. After his degree, he enrolled at the Circle in the Square Professional Theater Workshop.

He waited tables for a few of years until his theatrical work started to take off around 1976. His first break was appearing in the David Mamet play Sexual Perversity in Chicago,and with Diane Keaton in The Primary English Class.In 1977, he made his Broadway debut. He appeared in Gemini (1977) and Tribute (1978). During the 1988-1991 television seasons, Picardo was simultaneously seen on the ABC Vietnam series China Beach in the role of Dr. Dick Richard, as well as the ABC series The Wonder Years in the role of Coach Cutlip, and is among a small group of television actors to achieve notice on two television series at the same time.

Picardo made his feature film debut as Eddie Quist, the serial killer werewolf in the Joe Dante film The Howling (1981). He also had a recurring role in the sitcom Alice. He played a number of roles in Dante's family science fiction film Explorers (1985), and later appeared in Dante's The 'Burbs, Looney Tunes: Back in Action, Matinee, Gremlins 2: The New Batch, Small Soldiers and Innerspace as the Cowboy. Picardo often plays roles under layers of prosthetic latex, having also played the swamp dwelling Meg Mucklebones in Ridley Scott's film Legend. He also had a small role as a funeral director in John Landis's Amazon Women on the Moon.

He voices Pfish in two Pfish & Chip shorts as seen on Cartoon Network's What-A-Cartoon! Show. Picardo also portrays the voice of the robotic Johnny Cab in Total Recall. He appeared in one episode of ER in 1995 as Abraham Zimble (Season 2 - Episode 6 "Days Like This"). In the early 1990s, Picardo had a brief role as Joe "The Meat Man" Morton, a butcher and neighbor to Tim Allen's character on the popular sitcom Home Improvement.

From 1995 to 2001, he played the role of the Emergency Medical Hologram (EMH) and Emergency Command Hologram (ECH) in the television series Star Trek: Voyager. Before being accepted for this role, Picardo initially auditioned for the role of Neelix.[5] He later also directed two episodes. He also played additional versions of the role of the EMH in the 1996 motion picture Star Trek: First Contact and the 1997 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Doctor Bashir, I Presume?". In 2001, he guest starred in 7 Days episode "Revelation", purporting to be a time traveler from seven years in the future.

In 2004, he began playing the recurring role of International Oversight Advisory (IOA) member Richard Woolsey in both Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis, where he became a regular in the fifth season. His first appearance in those series was in the Stargate SG-1 episode "Heroes (Part 2)". In 2007, he played Principal White in Ben 10: Race Against Time. In 2007, he starred in the independent feature film by director Russ Emanuel, "P.J.", alongside John Heard and Vincent Pastore.[6] He also more recently starred in Russ Emanuel's "Chasing the Green" (2008), alongside William Devane, Jeremy London and Ryan Hurst. In 2007 and 2008, Star Trek: The Music was a multi-city tour with John de Lancie. Picardo and de Lancie narrated around the orchestral performance, explaining the history of the music in Star Trek. Picardo has also appeared on Kojak in a 1977 episode, E-Ring as a media rep in The Pentagon, as an enraged father in Cold Case, and as a police officer in CSI: NY. He also appeared as a recurring guest star in two episodes of Season 7 of Smallville.

 

Away from acting, Picardo is a member of the Board of Directors' Advisory Council of The Planetary Society, where he has served since the late 1990s. In 2002, Picardo authored the book The Hologram's Handbook, published by Pocket Books. Other career highlights include performing in Leonard Bernstein's Mass in D during its European debut tour, performing with the Yale University Society of Orpheus & Bacchus a cappella singing group as an undergraduate, and appearing in dozens of other television and film roles, including the film Our Last Days as Children. On February 5, 2008, it was announced that Picardo would be joining the regular cast of Stargate Atlantis full-time for the series' fifth and final season. He will be taking over the role of mission commander of the Atlantis Expedition. Recently, Picardo performed the voice of Loki in the Xbox 360 video game Too Human. In 2009, he also appeared in Pushing Daisies, Chuck and Castle. Also in 2009, he played the lead role in the independent psychological thriller film Sensored. In 2010, Picardo had a cameo in the final episode of Persons Unknown, as a member of "the program"'s governing board. Picardo also voices Robert McNamara in Call of Duty: Black Ops in campaign and in the 'Zombie mode' after completing campaign on the one map, "FIVE". In 2012, Picardo appeared in a season 4 episode of The Mentalist as Jason Cooper, a lieutenant of cult leader Bret Styles. Picardo also appeared on a season 6 episode of Supernatural entitled "Clap Your Hands if You Believe" as a leprechaun. In May 2014, Cartoon Hangover announced Robert Picardo as a guest voice actor in the second season of Bravest Warriors, in the episode "The Parasox Pub".


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Firefly Firefly is an American space western drama television series created by writer and director Joss Whedon, under his Mutant Enemy Productions label. Whedon served as an executive producer, along with Tim Minear. The series is set in the year 2517, after the arrival of humans in a new star system, and follows the adventures of the renegade crew of Serenity, a “Firefly-class” spaceship. The ensemble cast portrays the nine characters who live on Serenity. Whedon pitched the show as “nine people looking into the blackness of space and seeing nine different things”. The show explores the lives of a group of people who fought on the losing side of a civil war and others who now make a living on the outskirts of society, as part of the pioneer culture that exists on the fringes of their star system. In this future, the only two surviving superpowers, the United States and China, fused to form the central federal government, called the Alliance, resulting in the fusion of the two cultures. According to Whedon’s vision, “nothing will change in the future: technology will advance, but we will still have the same political, moral, and ethical problems as today”


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Ellen Datlow

Multiple award-winning editor Ellen Datlow has been editing science fiction, fantasy, and horror short fiction for almost thirty years. She was fiction editor of OMNI Magazine and SCIFICTION and has edited more than fifty anthologies, including the horror half of the long-running The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror. She currently acquires short stories for Tor.com. Ellen is currently tied with frequent co-editor Terri Windling as the winner of the most World Fantasy Awards in the organization’s history (nine). She has also won (with co-editor Windling) a Bram Stoker Award for The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror #13, and (with co-editors Kelly Link and Gavin J. Grant) a Bram Stoker Award for The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror #17. She has also won theInternational Horror Guild Award for her anthologies The Dark and Inferno; theShirley Jackson Award for Inferno and Poe; the Locus Award for Best Editor annually from 2005 through 2013, and the Hugo Award for Best Editor 2002, 2005, and Best Editor Short Fiction 2008 and 2009. In addition, SCIFICTION won the Hugo Award for best Web site in 2005 as well as the Wooden Rocket Award as best online magazine for 2005.

 

She’s also won nine Fantasy awards, in order:

The Year’s Best Fantasy: First Annual Collection

Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, ed (St. Martin’s Press)

The Year’s Best Fantasy: Second Annual Collection

Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, ed (St. Martin’s Press)

The Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror: Fourth Annual Collection

Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, ed (St. Martin’s Press)

Ellen Datlow for editing, Special Award-professional

Little Deaths, Ellen Datlow (Orion)

Silver Birch Blood Moon

Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling eds.(Avon)

The Green Man: Tales from the Mythic Forest

Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, Editors (Viking)

Salon Fantastique

Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, eds. (Thunder’s Mouth)

Inferno: New Tales of Terror and the Supernatural

Ellen Datlow, Editor (Tor)Ellen Datlow

Ellen was named recipient of the 2007 Karl Edward Wagner Award, given at the British Fantasy Convention for “outstanding contribution to the genre.” She lives in New York.

Recent Honors and Awards

 

Hugo Award

Best Editor Short Fiction 2010

Bram Stoker Award

One with Gavin J. Grant and Kelly Link

for The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror #13

and one with Nick Mamatas for Haunted Legends

International Horror Guild Award

for her anthologies The Dark and Inferno

Shirley Jackson Award

for her anthologies Poe and Inferno

Karl Edward Wagner Award

by the British Fantasy Convention for “outstanding contribution to the genre.”

Lifetime Achievement Award

by The Horror Writer’s Association

in recognition of the recipient’s overall body of work.

Hugo Award

Best Editor Short Fiction 2009

Locus Award

by Locus Magazine

voted Best Editor in 2011

Hugo Award

Best Professional Editor 2005, 2002

Bibliography

There are two useful indices for readers of The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror series:The SF List and The Sluice.

The Science Fiction Foundation Collection at The University of Liverpool contains holdings of the Ellen Datlow Papers that include the correspondence files of Ellen Datlow in her capacity as fiction editor of Omni magazine and Omni Online as well as some correspondence files from her role as editor of SciFiction. All material within the Ellen Datlow Papers is

available only to researchers for consultation in the University of Liverpool Library’s Special Collections and Archives Reading Room. special arrangement must be made in order to use the collection.

Teeth: Vampire Tales, with Terri Windling, HarperCollins (April 2011)

Best Horror of the Year 3, Night Shade (June 2011)

Supernatural Noir, Dark Horse (June 2011)

Naked City: New Tales of Urban Fantasy, St. Martin’s Press (July 2011)

Blood and Other Cravings, Tor (September 2011)

Snow White, Blood Red, with Terri Windling, (reissue in hardcover) Fall River (B&N imprint)

After: Dystopian and Post-Apocalyptic Tales, with Terri Windling, Hyperion (2012)

“Year’s Best” Anthologies

Sixteen Annual Volumes: The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, with Terri Windling, St. Martin’s Press, Volume One through Sixteen, 1988-2002

Five Annual Volumes: The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, with Kelly Link & Gavin Grant, St. Martin’s Press, Volumes Seventeen through Twenty-One (2004-2008)

 

Anthologies

Omni Book of Science Fiction, Volumes One through Seven, Zebra

Blood Is Not Enough, William Morrow, 1989

Alien Sex, Dutton, 1990

A Whisper of Blood, William Morrow, 1991

Omni Best Science Fiction One, Omni Books, 1991

Omni Best Science Fiction Two, Omni Books, 1992

Omni Best Science Fiction Three, Omni Books, 1993

Snow White, Blood Red, with Terri Windling, Morrow/Avon, 1993

OmniVisions One, Omni Books, 1993

OmniVisions Two, Omni Books, 1994

Black Thorn, White Rose, with Terri Windling, Morrow/Avon, 1994

Little Deaths, Millennium (UK), Dell (US), 1994

Ruby Slippers, Golden Tears, with Terri Windling, AvoNova/Morrow, 1995

Off Limits: Tales of Alien Sex, St. Martin’s Press, 1996

Twists of the Tale: Stories of Cat Horror, Dell, 1996

Lethal Kisses–Revenge and Vengeance, Orion (UK), 1996

Black Swan, White Raven, with Terri Windling, Avon Books, 1997

Sirens and Other Daemon Lovers, with Terri Windling, HarperPrism, 1998

Silver Birch, Blood Moon, with Terri Windling, Avon Books, 1999

Black Heart, Ivory Bones, with Terri Windling, Avon Books, 2000

Vanishing Acts,Tor Books, 2000

A Wolf at the Door and Other Retold Fairy Tales, with Terri Windling, Simon & Schuster, 2000

The Green Man: Tales from the Mythic Forest, with Terri Windling, Viking, 2002

Sirens and Other Daemon Lovers, with Terri Windling (reissued in mass market paperback) Avon, fall 2002

Swan Sister: Fairy Tales Retold, with Terri Windling, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, 2003

The Dark: New Ghost Stories, Tor,2003

The Faery Reel: Tales From the Twilight Realm, with Terri Windling, Viking (August 2004)

Salon Fantastique, with Terri Windling, Thunder’s Mouth Press (October 2006)

The Coyote Road: Trickster Tales, with Terri Windling, Viking (September 2007)

Black Thorn, White Rose, with Terri Windling (reissued in trade paperback), Prime Books (November 2007)

Inferno: New Tales of Terror and the Supernatural, Tor (December 2007)

The Del Rey Book of Science Fiction and Fantasy: Sixteen Original Works by Speculative Fiction’s Finest Voices, Del Rey (April 2008)

Ruby Slippers, Golden Tears, with Terri Windling, (reissued in trade paperback) Prime Books (April 2008)

Black Swan, White Raven, with Terri Windling (reissued in trade paperback), Prime Books (April 2008)

A Whisper of Blood: A Collection of Modern Vampire Stories (reissue of Blood is Not Enough and A Whisper of Blood), Fall River (B&N Imprint) (August 2008)

Poe: New Tales Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe, Solaris (January 2009)

Twists of the Tale: An Anthology of Cat Horror, (reissued in trade paperback) Wildside Press (March 2009)

Nebula Awards Showcase 2009, Roc (March 2009)

Troll’s Eye View: A Book of Villainous Tales, with Terri Windling, Viking Children (April 2009)

Lovecraft Unbound, Dark Horse Comics (October 2009)

Best Horror of the Year 1, Night Shade (October 2009)

Darkness: Two Decades of Modern Horror, Tachyon (February 2010)

Tails of Wonder and Imagination, Night Shade (February 2010)

Best Horror of the Year 2, Night Shade (April 2010)

The Beastly Bride: Tales of the Animal People, with Terri Windling, Viking Children (April 2010)

Digital Domains: A Decade of Science Fiction and Fantasy, Prime (May 2010)

Haunted Legends (with Nick Mamatas), Tor Books (September 2010)

Teeth: Vampire Tales, with Terri Windling, HarperCollins (April 2011)

Best Horror of the Year 3, Night Shade (June 2011)

Best Horror of the Year 4, Night Shade (May 2102)

After: Nineteen stories of Apocalypse and Dystopia with Terri Windling, Hyperion (October 2012)

Blood and Other Cravings, Tor (October 2012)

Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells, with Terri Windling, Tor (March 2013)

Hauntings, Tachyon (March 2013)

Telling Tales: The Clarion West 30th Anniversary Anthology, Hydra House (July 2013)

Best Horror of the Year 5, Night Shade (September, 2013)

Lovecraft’s Monsters, Tachyon (April, 2014)

Fearful Symmetries, Chizine (May 2014)

Best Horror of the Year 6, Night Shade (June 2014)

Nightmare Carnival, Dark Horse (October 2014)

The Cutting Room, Tachyon (October 2014)

 

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Much of the conversation in tonight’s show revolves around the Antare’s rocket disaster, Marvel Movie Madness (The Age of Ultron Trailer, Captain Marvel, Black Panther, Captain America: Civil War),The Flash, Agents of SHIELD, Grimm, Constantine, and more.

 

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Eve Myles

In 2000 Myles took on the central role of Ceri Owen (Née Lewis) in the BBC Wales drama Belonging. Her longest role to date, Myles played Ceri from the series' first episode through to its final series in 2008; returning for a one off special in 2009. In 2001, Myles undertook a role in the television film Score and the TV mini-series Tales from Pleasure Beach. From 2003, Myles based herself in Stratford upon Avon, initially playing Lavinia in the Royal Shakespeare Company production of Titus Andronicus, for which she received the Sunday Times Ian Charleson award in 2004. She has also played Bianca in The Taming of The Shrew and in 2005, appeared opposite Michael Gambon in Henry IV, Part I and II at the National Theatre. Myles appeared in the ITV drama Colditz in 2005.

She took a supporting role in the Doctor Who episode "The Unquiet Dead", playing servant girl Gwyneth. This brought her to the attention of Lead Writer Russell T Davies, who would progress to create and produce Torchwood. Considering her to be "one of Wales' best-kept secrets", Davies wrote the role of Gwen Cooper in Torchwood specifically for Myles. Speaking on her casting, Myles stated that having the part written for her was like having her "own personal Oscar." Gwen, an audience surrogate character, is characterised by Myles as Torchwood's "social worker", who "can run and fight and stand in her own corner and win." Her role in Torchwood also led to Myles making a second appearance in Doctor Who, for its Fourth series' finale, alongside Torchwood co-stars John Barrowman and Gareth David-Lloyd. Myles has appeared in every episode of Torchwood.

Myles also appeared in the premiere episode of Merlin, called "The Dragon's Call" where she played Lady Helen of Mora and Mary Collins, a witch who impersonated her. Her performance in this role was described positively by Anthony Head, who said that 'she did it dead straight and very scarily. There was one moment she was delivering a speech to me in full prosthetic make-up... The French background artists didn’t speak English but burst into applause at the end because they were moved by the emotion of it.’

She portrayed the character of Maggy Plornish in Andrew Davies' 2008 adaptation of Little Dorrit, which later went on to win seven Emmy awards. Early 2008 also saw the actress host a radio show centred around Welsh boxer Joe Calzaghe and narrate a short story, Sorry for the Loss by Bridget Keehan, both airing on BBC Radio Wales.

2009 saw her star in the award winning independent Welsh film A Bit of Tom Jones as well as the one-off Drama, Framed, for BBC Wales, alongside Trevor Eve. In July 2010, Myles announced she would appear in an original BBC Cymru Wales TV series, Baker Boys, co-written by Helen Raynor and Gary Owen and airing in early 2011. 2011 also saw Myles provide the voice of the Dalish elf Merrill in the Bioware video game Dragon Age 2. In July 2011, to coincide with Torchwood's fourth series Myles presented part of a BBC Wales Documentary entitled Wales and Hollywood, which featured the actress travelling to the Hollywood Walk of Fame to find the Welsh talent honoured there.

 

In 2012 Myles returned to the stage in Zach Braff's play All New People, ran for ten consecutive weeks at the West End's Duke of York's Theatre following runs at the Manchester Opera House (8–11 February 2012) and the King's Theatre in Glasgow (14–18 February). In 2013 she took the title role in the BBC1 drama Frankie, filmed in Bristol, which follows the life of a district nurse who cares more about her patients than her own life.

 

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New York Comic Con Review

Recently, our illustrious con going cohost M. returned from New York Comicon, bringing with her a slew of loot, some interviews, and a virus to boot! No, it wasn’t Ebola.  In this episode she shares what she experienced at this four day event (can someone say Batman?).  Believe me; she’ll have you wanting to go next year. New York Comic Con NYCC New York Comic Con is the East Coast’s biggest and most exciting popular culture convention.

 

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The Shatterdome Con

 

A fan run media event celebrating all things Pacific Rim, Pop-Culture, SciFi, Fantasy, Film, and so much more!With a convention aiming to bring you an overload of high quality, specifically tailored goodness you can bet that Shatterdome Con put itself in the fans' seat when seeking out these special guests. Shatterdome Con is excited to offer some of the best in the industry from Actors, Film Makers, Effects Artists, Authors, Screenwriters, Comic Artists, Designers, Costumers, Innovators and so much more... There's a reason Shatterdome Con's tagline asks: Can you handle the neural load?

Come join in the guest talks and panels, Q&A Sessions, Special Presentations, Workshops, Autographs, Photo Sessions, and meet your favorite guests.

 

FEATURED GUESTS

ROBERT MAILLET - ACTOR / PROFESSIONAL WRESTLER

PACIFIC RIM, SHERLOCK HOLMES, 300, THE STRAIN, PERCY JACKSON, WWE

 

Standing at an immortal size of 6'-10" tall, ROBERT MAILLET, is a French Canadian from Eastern Canada, who pursued his dream to become a Professional Wrestler in the W.W.E. from 1997-1999.

 

He first brought the confidence and poise learned in the ring to the big screens with his performance as the terrifying Uber Immortal in Zack Snyder's 300. He has also appeared as the ominous and powerful Dredger in Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes and the unstoppable Minotaur in Tarsem Singh's Immortals.

 

Some of Robert's recent accomplishments include: The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, as the Russian Jaeger Pilot Aleksis Kaidanovsky in Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim, the upcoming Brick Mansions and The Strain on FX.

 

Shatterdome Con is honored and thrilled to have a member of Chero-Alpha with us represented!

 

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HEATHER DOERKSEN - ACTRESS

PACIFIC RIM, SMALLVILLE

 

Heather Doerksen (the O is silent). Standing at almost 5'10", this Canadian-born actress is hard to miss. Heading into college, her goal was to study Biological Science because it would be "a practical and reliable career choice", but it took one influential acting class to convince her to switch her major. She graduated with her BFA in Theatre from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia. Heather landed her first screen roles on 'Smallville' and 'The L Word' in 2005. Since then, she has continued to shine in feature films and TV series.

 

TIM RUSS - ACTOR / DIRECTOR / ARTIST

STAR TREK VOYAGER, STAR TREK GENERATIONS, iCARLY, SAMANTHA WHO?

TIM RUSS has been working as both an actor and musician for the past twenty-five years. His talents encompass a wide spectrum of the performing arts including composing, musical performances, writing, producing, directing, and voice-over.

His acting credits include; “LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD,” “THE HIGHWAYMAN,” “THE PEOPLE NEXT DOOR,” “STAR TREK-VOYAGER,” “SAMANTHA WHO,” and "iCARLY."

Having worked with Crescendo Records, Tim has released several CD’s which are all available on iTunes and www.cdbabay.com

 

As a producer Tim headed up a number of projects including the feature film, “EAST OF HOPE STREET” and an award winning children’s book/audio CD entitled, “BUGSTERS,” published by Wood’s N’ Water Press. Mr. Russ has also entered the TV/Film directing arena with credits including, “STAR TREK: VOYAGER,” the feature films, “STAR TREK: OF GODS AND MEN,” “NIGHT AT THE SILENT MOVIE THEATER” and "STAR TREK: RENEGADES."

Tim recently completed a season doing the voice of “Solomon” in Cartoon Network’s, “SYMBIOTIC TITANS,” as well as several Video Games, and 6 audio books.

 

JOHN MORTON - ACTOR

STAR WARS - THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK

John is best known as Dak, Luke Skywalker's back-seater in the Battle of Hoth, The Empire Strikes Back. He also appeared in the film substituting for Jeremy Bulloch as Boba Fett on Bespin when Boba utters his famous line to Darth Vader, "He's no good to me dead." Currently, he is a regular contributor to the Official Star Wars Blog."Beyond the Galaxy", fans know John from roles in epic films like A Bridge Too Far, Superman II and Flash Gordon and in the BBC television series Oppenheimer.

 

A veteran performer, he appeared on London’s West End stage and New York’s Off-Off Broadway as an actor and musician. When not acting, singing or playing guitar, he was a lighting and sound technician affiliated with London’s White Light Electrics working on such classic productions as The Rocky Horror Show, the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Nicholas Nickleby and thought-provoking plays by celebrated playwright David Hare. A published author, John’s Backstory In Blue: Ellington At Newport ’56 is a behind-the-scenes look at a legendary moment in American cultural history when a performance of the great Duke Ellington Orchestra almost caused a riot at the third Newport Jazz Festival. John’s plays have been produced in New York and Washington, notably his award-winning Hubris.

 

In addition to signing and sitting on panel discussions at Shatterdome, he will be supporting the 501st who will be fundraising for the Travis Manion Foundation. The Foundation assists veterans and the families of fallen heroes by serving community and country and by fostering strength of mind and body to create a generation of future leaders. .

 

DANIEL LOGAN - ACTOR

STAR WARS - ATTACK OF THE CLONES

Daniel Logan, born in New Zealand, started acting when he was 10 years old. He got his break when Auckland children's rugby teams were being scouted to find a boy for a TV commercial. After auditioning with hundreds of other young rugby players, Daniel got the part, his first acting role, playing a little boy who gets knocked into the mud by Auckland rugby star Michael Jones. He was noticed by other casting agents and that break led to more commercials and TV appearances, including a recurring role in episodes of the New Zealand medical series "Shortland Street" and a guest appearance in international hit "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys." Daniel also starred in the short film, "Falling Sparrows" and provided the lead & supporting voices in 2 animated series' "Tamota" and "Takapu." He also had a part in "The Legend of Johnny Lingo."

At the top of this young actors growing resume sits "Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones," with the coveted role of Boba Fett. Playing Boba Fett required more then a love of action, it also required patience. Daniel recalls being next to blue and green screen back drops through seemingly endless special effects takes. At one point, a series of 82 different shots of Daniel were done for a special effects sequence of clones that would only last a few seconds on-screen. He knows all the work was worth it, and is very proud and honored to be a part of the Star Wars legacy.

 

ATTENDING PROFESSIONALS

ALBIN JOHNSON - FOUNDER OF THE 501st - Vader's Fist

In 1997 Albin Johnson was coping with the loss of a leg from a car accident when he heard the news that the Star Wars trilogy was set to be re-released worldwide. Finding inspiration in the movies they loved since childhood, he and a friend set out to acquire the armor of their favorite character in the films, the Imperial Stormtrooper, just in time to appear at the movie premieres. Public response was so strong that Albin launched a website showcasing his armor and before long Stormtroopers from around the world started calling. The sight of so many dedicated troopers prompted him to recall his father’s tales of WWII and the camaraderie he shared with his fellow pilots. So Albin created a fictional Imperial unit named the 501st service to Darth Vader himself, and re-launched the website as a gallery for displaying pictures of his fellow costumers in the role of heroic soldiers.

 

Over night the 501st, which Albin nick-named “Vader’s Fist”, became a Star Wars sensation among fans and in thirteen years grew to over 5,000 members in 43 countries. Today the 501st recognized part of the Star Wars universe. The Legion works closely with Lucasfilm and its partners on projects large and small. The Legion’s local units, called Garrisons, volunteer in their communities and engage regularly in charity work. In 2007 George Lucas invited 200 of the 501st Pasadena Rose Bowl Parade. Today the group continues to spread the magic of Star Wars at product releases, conventions, children’s hospitals, and charity events.

 

Albin has also started a version of the 501st Galactic Academy. The Academy website showcases pictures of young fans who want to get in on the fun. And in 2006, following the death of his daughter Katie from brain cancer, Albin’s family was honored by another Star Wars club, the R2 Builders, when they answered Katie’s wish to have a pink version of R2-D2 named after her. R2-KT was born, and soon after she was inducted as an actual character in the Star Wars universe when she appeared in the series Clone Wars. Today “KT” travels the country appearing at events, raising awareness of pediatric illnesses, and spreading joy to Star Wars fans everywhere.

 

To learn more, be sure to visit the 501st Legion website at www.501st.com

The Galactic Academy at www.galactic-academy.com, and R2-KT’s website at www.r2kt.com.

 

CHERALYN LAMBETH - FAN GONE PRO: DESIGNER / COSTUMER / PUPPETEER / AWESOME!

Likes to refer to herself as a "fan who went pro," crediting her work in the film/TV/entertainment industry to her early love of Star Wars. After a brief stint in the Air Force Reserve, she went on to study drama and Radio/Television/Motion Pictures at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Shortly after graduation, Cheralyn relocated to New York to study at The Juilliard School and earned her first 15 minutes of fame performing Off-Broadway with John Leguizamo in Mambo Mouth. She then moved to Minneapolis to create Muppet costumes for Sesame Street Live (as well as a large purple bunny for the film The Net) and returned to New York a year later to work with Jim Henson Productions on the TV series Dinosaurs! and the film The Muppet Christmas Carol. After her time at Henson, Cheralyn worked with Paramount Production Services, creating costumes and props for Paramount properties such as the Star Trek Earth Tour, Titanic: The Movie on Tour, and Star Trek: The Experience at the Las Vegas Hilton. Some of her other credits include work (both behind and in front of the camera) on The Patriot, The New World, Evan Almighty, Leatherheads, and Blood Done Sign my Name, as well as costuming work on the National Park Service film "Manassas: End of Innocence" directed by Star Wars sound specialist Ben Burtt. She was also a principal character in the History Channel docudrama Isaac's Storm, which premiered in the fall of 2004 and can still occasionally be seen on THC. Her most recent work includes costuming work on a photo shoot for the film The Hunger Games, and on the Showtime television series “Homeland.” On the fan side of things, Cheralyn is proud to be an active and long-time member of the Fighting 501st Legion of Stormtroopers. She also serves as the voice of the Federation starship Montana in the acclaimed Star Trek fan audio series Star Trek: The Continuing Mission, and can be seen as the Romulan Commander in Starship Farragut’s episode The Price of Anything. Most recently Cheralyn has been expanding her interest in paranormal research, combining that with her theatrical background to produce her first book, Haunted Theaters of the Carolinas, with Schiffer Publishing. She is currently working on Ghosts of Greater Charlotte (NC) as well as completing a book on puppetry, The Well Dressed Puppet, scheduled for release by FocalPress.com in October 2014. Follow Cher on Twitter at @CherLambeth, or through her website at cheralynlambethmedia.webs.com

 

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Richard Dean Anderson

Thank you to Kate R from www.rdanderson.com for allowing us to use this biography.

Richard Dean Anderson is probably best known as MacGyver, the clever and inventive nonviolent hero who solved problems in his own unique way for seven successful seasons on ABC. In his roles before and since, this gifted actor has continued to demonstrate his remarkable talent and versatility.

Richard was born on January 23, 1950 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His father, Stuart Anderson, taught English, drama, and humanities at a local high school, and is an accomplished jazz bassist. His mother, Jocelyn, is an artist, talented in both painting and sculpture. Richard is the eldest of four sons. He and his brothers, Jeffrey Scott, Thomas John, and James Stuart, grew up in the Minneapolis suburb of Roseville, where Richard developed early interests in sports, the arts, music, and acting.

Like many boys growing up in Minnesota, Richard dreamed of becoming a professional hockey player. However, at the age of 16, he broke both arms, in separate accidents three weeks apart, while playing in high school hockey games. He put aside his dreams of playing professionally, though he still harbors a deep love for the sport. Richard talks of his restlessness growing up, his early desire to explore, and his adventures hitchhiking and hopping freight trains. At the age of 17, he took a 5641 mile bicycle trip from his home in Minnesota through Canada and Alaska, an experience which was sparked by his sense of adventure and discovery, but which also gave him a more centered sense of direction.

He studied drama at St. Cloud State University and at Ohio University, though he left just short of completing his degree. His travels took him briefly to New York City, and he spent some time experiencing the cultural revolution of the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco, before finally settling in Los Angeles. There he worked as a street mime and juggler, and as a jester-singer at a Renaissance-style cabaret. He also worked for a time at Marineland, where he wrote, directed, and performed in the marine mammal shows. His job included holding fish in his mouth for the killer whales to leap up and snatch, and he tells of the powerful whack to the face he took while rehearsing his routine with an orca. He appeared in plays and live theater as well, including landing a role in Superman in the Bones at the Pilgrimage Theatre. During his early years he also joined his friend Carl Dante, and for a time sang and played guitar as part of Carl's rock band under the name "Ricky Dean and Dante”.

Richard came to national attention in 1976 as Dr. Jeff Webber on the popular daytime drama General Hospital. After five years in that role, he felt it was time to move on, and he left to try his hand at prime time television. He appeared in two short-lived television series for CBS, as the eldest brother in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers in 1982, and as a hot-shot Naval pilot in Emerald Point N.A.S. in 1983, as well as numerous guest appearances in other series.

In 1985 Richard was cast in his signature role as MacGyver, on ABC. He has told the story of how he won the role. He had been called in for an audition, and asked to "cold read" an unfamiliar script. Being very nearsighted, he asked to wear his glasses for the reading, and that simple unselfconscious gesture immediately convinced the show's producers that they had found the right man to become their unpretentious hero. MacGyver ran for seven successful years, and continues to enjoy popularity all around the world.

He made his TV movie debut in 1986 in Ordinary Heroes, with Valerie Bertinelli. In this remake of the 1945 movie Pride of the Marines, Richard gave a moving performance as a soldier who is blinded three days before returning home from Vietnam. In preparation for the emotional demands of the role, he studied with the late Peggy Feury before shooting began. He demonstrated his incredible talent for a variety of roles when he appeared in several movies for CBS television following the finale of MacGyver. In 1992 he starred as a disillusioned cop opposite Justine Bateman in the movie In the Eyes of a Stranger, and as a psychotic stalker pursuing Marg Helgenberger in Through the Eyes of a Killer. His chilling performance as an abusive husband opposite Susan Dey in the 1994 movie Beyond Betrayal caused Daily Varietyto remark, "...credit Richard Dean Anderson with a performance so creepy that masks of his character could be Halloween bestsellers." In June of 1995 he explored the opposite end of the acting spectrum with a powerful and touching performance as a father grieving the loss of his young son in Past the Bleachers, for ABC.

As MacGyver came to an end, Richard and his partner, Michael Greenburg, had signed an overall deal with Paramount Pictures to develop and produce several films and series for television for their own production company, Gekko Film Corp. In their first project, Richard acted as both star and executive producer of two MacGyver movies for television, both of which were filmed in London in 1993. MacGyver: Lost Treasure of Atlantis and MacGyver: Trail to Doomsday aired in 1994 to critical acclaim. Their next project for Gekko was the 1995 TV seriesLegend for UPN. In it, Richard portrayed Ernest Pratt, a dime novelist who reluctantly takes on the role of his literary hero, Nicodemus Legend, in a lighthearted blend of western and science fiction. Once again Richard took on the role of executive producer, as well as demonstrating a considerable talent for comedy, in what he has described as his favorite role to date.

Following the premature cancellation of Legend, Richard signed an agreement with CBS television, and filmed a pilot episode for a new rda4television series, Firehouse, although the series was not picked up by the network. His next appearance was as the heroic captain of a doomed airliner in the 1996 blockbuster NBC miniseries Pandora's Clock, which received critical acclaim and was an important ratings winner for the network. He followed this success by joining with MGM/UA and Showtime television in a joint deal with Gekko Film Corp to produce and star in the new science fiction series Stargate SG-1, based on the 1994 movie. His new series began production in Vancouver in February of 1997, and debuted to outstanding ratings on Showtime on July 27, 1997.

Richard loves to travel, and he has retained his love for music and the arts. He enjoys collecting art, with his tastes running from the French Impressionists to the more modern. He continues to play the guitar, and has even tried his hand at composing, including the original piece,Eau d'Leo, which was used in the series MacGyver. He has expressed his appreciation for both classical music and jazz, as well as the country-rock guitar style of artists such as Steve Earle, and has considered Leo Kottke to be his musical idol for years. An avid sports fan, he indulges his passions for hockey, skiing, baseball, sky diving, cycling, and auto racing whenever possible. He enjoys fast cars and motorcycles, and owns, among others, both a 1000cc Harley-Davidson Sportster and a black Acura NSX. He has participated in the Toyota Celebrity Long Beach Grand Prix twice, as well as various other racing events around the country. He has a passion for skiing, and can often be found on the ski slopes, both in his off time, and for numerous celebrity events for charity. As a huge fan of ice hockey, he is one of the founders of the Celebrity All Star Hockey team, a collection of hockey enthusiasts from the sports and entertainment worlds, who play in NHL cities throughout the country for charity. In 1988 and 1992, Richard was chosen to be the honorary captain of Team USA, the United States Olympic hockey team, and he takes pride in his opportunities to become an ambassador for the sport.

Richard actively supports many charities and organizations. For many years he has been on the Board of Trustees for the Challengers Boys and Girls Club, a youth organization founded in 1968 with the help of MacGyver executive producer Stephen Downing, and upon which the Challenger Center of the TV series was based. He is the recipient of the 1995 Celebrity Award from the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and his commitment to the Foundation, an organization that grants wishes to terminally ill children, has included many opportunities for his young fans to visit the set. He has supported the Multiple Sclerosis Society, and has done several public service announcements for causes he strongly supports, including the Center for the Prevention of Handgun Violence, and Project Literacy US. For many years he has given his support to the Special Olympics, and was one of the key speakers at the opening ceremonies for the Special Olympics games in 1991. In recent years, Richard's focus has been particularly drawn to environmental issues. He has been named to the board of directors of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, and he has partnered with members of Earth River Expeditions to produce the "River Project," a series of documentaries about the great rivers of the world.

Richard Dean Anderson is 6 feet, 2 inches tall, with naturally dark brown hair and eyes. He has a deep love of dogs, whom he refers to as his "favorite people," and his most constant companion for many years had been Whiskey, the Australian shepherd he had raised from a puppy, and a permanent fixture on the MacGyver set, who passed away in 1989 at the age of 13. In 1996, Richard found himself a new companion in Zoë, yet another Australian shepherd puppy and "best friend.”

Richard has never married, and although he prefers to keep his private life private, he has been linked in the past with several high-profile women, including Deidre Hall, Sela Ward, Marlee Matlin, Katarina Witt, Teri Hatcher, and Lara Flynn Boyle. In 1996, Richard met Apryl Prose, and together they celebrated the birth of their first child, a daughter, on August 2, 1998. Wylie Quinn Annarose Anderson entered the world at 7 lbs. 11 oz. Richard speaks with great enthusiasm about his new adventure of fatherhood, and takes great pride in his reputation as a doting dad. Richard lives both in Vancouver and near Los Angeles, as well as owning a cabin in northern Minnesota.

Throughout his career, Richard has made a point of selecting roles that would allow him to stretch and demonstrate the range of his remarkable skill. With additional projects in development from Gekko Film Corp, Richard's fans can look forward to many more appearances from this accomplished and versatile actor.

 

Thanks to Kate R. for compiling this biography.  You can find the original plus many more photos at: www.rdanderson.com.

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News: Rebels premieres,

It's another big week of TV, including the premiere of Disney's first Star Wars series.

Yes, this week we finally get a full hour of Star Wars Rebels, and we can't wait to see how the Rebellion ignites.

Movie News: More Batman v Superman pics suggest anti-Superman movement.

More photos from the set of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice seem to indicate that humanity is not happy at all with the man from Krypton.

Comic Book Movie has posted a new batch of images -- taken by a Detroit resident named Tim Reinman, who also snapped some photos of what could be Wayne Manor in the movie -- showing what appears to be a demonstration held against Superman (Henry Cavill). Signs bearing slogans like "Super Death" and "Thanks for the 'help'" (the latter with flames underneath it) seem to indicate that there is a lot of ill will toward Kal-El for the carnage caused by his titanic battle with the minions of Zod in Man of Steel. Apparently some extras have been spotted wearing "Superman Survivor" shirts as well. They're even burning a Superman dummy in effigy!

Movie News: Justin Bieber lends his voice as Knight Rider talking car KITT in new comedy flick with David Hasselhoff

He called me and asked me for a favor and I called him back and said, "Can you do me a favour?" and he said, "Yes,"' David told Yahoo.

'I did his favor first because I love the Bieb. I think he’s a cool kid and he gets a bad rap. He’s a good guy and I like his music, I’ve known him for five years.'

Killing Hasselhoff is being directed by Darren (Diary Of A Mad Black Woman) Grant and follows a guy who tries to win a celebrity death pool by hiring a hit man to kill David Hasselhoff.

Besides Hasselhoff himself, Jim Jeffries and Jon Lovitz are attached to star.

Justin was spotted taking a joyride with the Hoff in the iconic Pontiac Trans Am in Venice Beach, California on Tuesday.

Bieber impressed co-star Ken Jeong, who chimed in: 'Justin couldn’t have been more kind or accommodating. He was just so generous with his time, and nailed the scene.'

The Baby singer wore a black T-shirt as David was seen channeling his former character Michael Knight wearing a leather jacket and aviator sunglasses.

The pair smiled and laughed as they worked.

David also sported his trademark tan and dark hair hardly changed from his days as Michael Knight in the hit '80s show.

Justin, who was born in 1994, wasn't even alive when the show first aired in 1982, but has no doubt caught repeats of the popular hit.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2770129/Justin-Bieber-lends-voice-Knight-Rider-talking-car-KITT-new-comedy-flick-David-Hasselhoff.html#ixzz3EqDhjCxf

 

Trek News: Shatner: JJ Abrams Called About Possible Star Trek 2016 Role – Would Be Delighted To Do It

Today at Nashville Comic Con, William Shatner revealed that he has spoken to JJ Abrams [who is producing the next Star Trek movie] about how there "might" be "an idea" for him to play a part. We have full transcript of Shatner’s comments and video below.

Shatner: JJ Called me about Star Trek 2016 – There ‘might’ be a part

Today at his panel at Nashville Wizard World Comic Con, William Shatner talked about the recent rumor about a role for him in the 2016 Star Trek movie. It started when he was asked a question which wasn’t actually directly related to the rumor, but only if he had any interest in reprising the role of Kirk. Here is Shatner’s full answer:

Shatner Asked To ‘Keep Quiet’ About Star Trek 2016+ Orci Says Role Must Be ‘Worthy

Over the weekend William Shatner confirmed he had been contacted by JJ Abrams about how there "might" be a role for him in the 2016 Star Trek movie. Today Shatner has revealed that he has been contacted again and told to stop talking about Star Trek. Details on that below, plus how the media is covering Bill’s weekend revelation, and there are some new comments from Orci here at TrekMovie and Bill and Orci are also tweeting to each other.

Here’s my dilemma, I was cautioned not to speak about this and the next day it was out all over Twitter. ‘So I talked about it and then I get another phone call telling me to keep quiet again! All I can say is that I’m very excited about the film."

Orci: Role must ‘be worthy’

The director of the upcoming Star Trek movie Roberto Orci has again engaged fans here at TrekMovie.com and has dropped a couple of interesting comments about Bill over the last day. First was this exchange…

Ralph Pinheiro – September 28, 2014

If it is true, I hope it was a very good idea and as Shatner said: “If it is meaningful”.

I don´t want Bill or Nimoy coming back just with a good idea for sweep.

While the intention is good, It could potentially wreck everything.

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boborci – September 28, 2014

[@Ralph Pinheiro]. exactly.

I would never waste my hero’s time. Must be worthy of them if you’re gonna go for it.

 

SCI FI 5 @ 5

Great Dr. Who Quotes

1. “Through crimson stars and silent stars and tumbling nebulas like oceans set on fire; through empires of glass and civilizations of pure thought, and a whole, terrible, wonderful universe of impossibilities. You see these eyes? They’re old eyes. And one thing I can tell you, Alex… Monsters are real.” – The Doctor  (Smith)

2. “It’s like when you’re a kid. The first time they tell you that the world’s turning and you just can’t quite believe it ’cause everything looks like it’s standing still… I can feel it: the turn of the Earth. The ground beneath our feet is spinning at 1,000 miles an hour and the entire planet is hurtling around the sun at 67,000 miles an hour, and I can feel it. We’re falling through space, you and me, clinging to the skin of this tiny little world, and if we let go… That’s who I am.” – The Doctor ( Eccleson)

3. When you wake up… I’ll be a story in your head. But that’s okay. We’re all stories, in the end… just make it a good one, eh? Because it was. It was the best.” – The Doctor (Smith)

4. People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but actually from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint, it’s more like a big ball of wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey stuff.  (Tenant)

5. Oh, how to explain the mechanics of the infinite temporal flux? I know: Back to the Future. It’s like Back to the Future. (Tenant)

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Much of the conversation in tonight's show revolves around Jen from New York's e-mails and voicemails.  In this episode we discuss the following: Doctor Who, Falling Skies, Dominion, Under the Dome, Big Bang Theory, Gotham, Once Upon a Time, Defiance, New York Comicon, Sleepy Hollow, Marvel: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and more.


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Welcome to the SciFi Rewind: Firefly

Firefly is an American space western drama television series created by writer and director Joss Whedon, under his Mutant Enemy Productions label. Whedon served as an executive producer, along with Tim Minear. The series is set in the year 2517, after the arrival of humans in a new star system, and follows the adventures of the renegade crew of Serenity, a “Firefly-class” spaceship. The ensemble cast portrays the nine characters who live on Serenity. Whedon pitched the show as “nine people looking into the blackness of space and seeing nine different things”.

The show explores the lives of a group of people who fought on the losing side of a civil war and others who now make a living on the outskirts of society, as part of the pioneer culture that exists on the fringes of their star system. In this future, the only two surviving superpowers, the United States and China, fused to form the central federal government, called the Alliance, resulting in the fusion of the two cultures. According to Whedon’s vision, “nothing will change in the future: technology will advance, but we will still have the same political, moral, and ethical problems as today”


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Star Trek Voyager: Acts of Contrition

An original novel set in the universe of Star Trek: Voyager—and the sequel to theNew York Times bestseller Protectors!

Admiral Kathryn Janeway has now taken command of the Full Circle Fleet. Her first mission: return to the Delta Quadrant and open diplomatic relations with the Confederacy of the Worlds of the First Quadrant, a civilization whose power rivals that of the Federation. Captain Chakotay knows that his choices could derail the potential alliance. While grateful to the Confederacy Interstellar Fleet for rescuing the Federation starships from an alien armada, Voyager’s captain cannot forget the horrors upon which the Confederacy was founded.

More troubling, it appears that several of Voyager’s old adversaries have formed a separate and unlikely pact that is determined to bring down the Confederacy at all costs. Sins of the past haunt the crew members of the Full Circle Fleet as they attempt to chart a course for the future. Will they learn much too late that some sins can never be forgiven…or forgotten.

 

Kirsten Beyer

Kirsten Beyer is the New York Times Bestselling author of the Star Trek Voyager novels Acts of Contrition, Protectors, The Eternal Tide, Children of the Storm, Unworthy, Full Circle and String Theory: Fusion. She also penned the last Buffy book ever, One Thing or Your Mother, the Alias APO novel, Once, and she contributed the short story “Isabo’s Shirt” to the Distant Shores anthology as well as the short story “Widow’s Weeds” to Space Grunts. She has also written several articles for Star Trek Magazine.

Kirsten appeared in Los Angeles productions of Johnson over Jordan, This Old Planet, and Harold Pinter’s The Hothouse, which the L.A. Times called “unmissable.” She also appeared in the Geffen Playhouse’s world premiere of Quills and has been seen on General Hospital and Passions, among others.

Kirsten has undergraduate degrees in English literature and theater arts, and a master of fine arts from UCLA.

She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, David, and their daughter.


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Tonights Diners: Scott, Miles, and M


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In this chat we hear from some of regular friends of the show, Colin H discusses Guardians of the Galaxy as does Jim A. We talk the Last Ship, Doctor Who, The Wheel of Time Series and More.


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Shore Leave 36

From the people behind the scenes to the guests and friends we met and hung out with, Shore Leave 36 was truly and amazing time. As M would say, it was “amazballs.”  While you can look forward to hearing many of the interviews we did at Shore Leave in future podcasts, we wanted to share how much we loved this year’s con.

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Michael Welch

Michael Welch is best known for his role as the popular Mike Newton in The Twilight Saga film series (2008-2011) and Luke Girardi in the beloved TV series Joan of Arcadia (2003-2005).

2014 is shaping up to be an excellent year for Michael with the expected release of 4 films, The Boys of Abu Ghraib, The Well, Boy Meets Girl, and The Grounds, with others potentially on the horizon. In November 2013 and January of this year, he filmed the paranormal thrillers, Cawdor and Until Someone Gets Hurt, respectively.

Films released in 2013 that Welch starred in are: Grace Unplugged, Hansel and Gretel Get Baked, All The Boys Love Mandy Lane and The Demented.

Welch has portrayed intense roles as the leading man in Independent films as Born Bad, Unrequited and Lost Dream.

Michael can be seen in award-winning festival favorites such as Archies Final Project, An American Crime, United States of Leland, American Son, and The Cover-up.

Welch is familiar to television audiences for his many starring roles on Emmy Award-winning shows, most recently Grimm, CSI: NY, Criminal Minds, and Bones. During the past several years he appeared on CSI, an arc on The Riches, CSI: Miami, Numb3rs, Law & Order: SVU, Crossing Jordan, NCIS, Cold Case, and Without a Trace. His earlier years included performances on Stargate: SG-1, Judging Amy, The District, Touched by an Angel, Malcolm in the Middle, The X-Files, The Pretender, 7th Heaven, Chicago Hope, and Frasier.

Welch won best actor at the 2011 First Glance Film Festival in Hollywood for his portrayal of a troubled young man in Unrequited. He is the recipient of two Young Artist Awards, first for his performance in Star Trek: Insurrection at the age of 10 as Artim, and the second for his work as Luke Girardi on the hit television series Joan of Arcadia, which ran for two seasons on CBS.

In spite of his busy schedule, it is essential to Michael to give back. Welch raised $12,000 in 2013 to drill a clean water well for a village of 500 people in Swatziland. He also received the Pioneering Spirit Award from The Thirst Project in 2011 for his outstanding efforts in raising awareness and money to provide clean drinking water. In 2010, Welch was invited to Germany by the USO to support both wounded soldiers and over 600 military youth. Welch was Co-Chair for 4th annual Walk on The Horizon, an event to raise awareness and resources for adults with disabilities. For over 10 years, Welch hosted and entertained less fortunate youth with Kids With A Cause.


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Michael Jan Friedman

Michael Jan Friedman is the author of nearly 70 books of fiction and non-fiction, about half of them set somewhere in the wilds of the Star Trek universe.

In 1992 Friedman wrote Reunion, the first Star Trek: The Next Generation hardcover, which introduced the crew of the Stargazer, Captain Jean-Luc Picard’s first command. Over the years, the popularity of Reunion has spawned a number of Stargazer stories in both prose and comic book formats, including a six-novel original series.

Friedman has also written for the Aliens, Predator, Wolf Man, Lois and Clark, DC Super Hero, Marvel Super Hero, and Wishbone licensed book universes. Eleven of his book titles, including the autobiography Hollywood Hulk Hogan and Ghost Hunting (written with SciFi’s Ghost Hunters), have appeared on the prestigious New York Times primary bestseller list, and his novel adaptation of the Batman & Robin movie was for a time the #1 bestselling book in Poland (really).

Friedman has worked at one time or another in network and cable television, radio, business magazines, and the comic book industry, in the process producing scripts for nearly 180 comic stories. Among his comic book credits is the Darkstar series from DC Comics, which he created with artist Larry Stroman, and the Outlaws limited series, which he created with artist Luke McDonnell. He also co-wrote the story for the acclaimed second-season Star Trek: Voyager episode “Resistance,” which guest-starred Joel Grey.

Currently, Friedman is working on a variety of projects, including a contemporary fantasy novel featuring characters and themes from mythology tentatively called Blood of the Gods, a young adult fantasy novel set in Renaissance times, the true story of an extraordinary Little League team in 1955, and an epic-scale science fiction adventure.

As always, he advises readers that no matter how many Friedmans they know, he is probably not related to any of them.

For more on Michael Jan Friedman and his fiction, visit his personal website, follow him on Twitter@FriedmanMJ, and like him on Facebook.


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Tonights Diners: Scott


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Dale Bailey

Dale Bailey lives in North Carolina with his family and has published three novels: The Fallen, House of Bones, and Sleeping Policemen (with Jack Slay Jr.). His short fiction, collected in The Resurrection Man's Legacy and Other Stories, has won the International Horror Guild Award and has twice been nominated for the Nebula Award.

The following books are available from Open Road Media:

 

The Fallen

A West Virginia mining town hides a monstrous secret in this modern masterwork of skin-crawling horrorThey say you can’t go home again. Sometimes that advice should be heeded.

Henry Sleep’s childhood memories of Saul’s Run are dark and jumbled images that terrify and confuse him in his all-too-frequent nightmares. When his mother’s horrible death and a bitter falling-out with his preacher father drove Henry from his West Virginia hometown almost ten years earlier, he knew he could never look back. But now the reverend Quincy Sleep is also dead, shockingly by his own hand, and the prodigal son must return to the tiny mining town where all of his most terrible secrets dwell.

And he will not be welcomed back with open arms. Not by Sheriff Harold Crawford, who hides a taste for dark things behind his lawman facade. Not by Emily, the girlfriend Henry left behind, now shackled to a dying mother. Not by his one-time best friend, Perry Holland, who feels nothing for him now but a raging, inexplicable hatred. But if Henry hopes ever to sleep again, he will stay in Saul’s Run until he solves the mystery of his father’s death . . . and forces himself to remember what he and Perry found stirring in the hills outside of town many years ago.

 

The Resurrection Man's Legacy

A breathtaking collection of wonders and horrors—including robotic surrogate parents and zombie voters—from a new acknowledged master of darkest fantasyWhether speculating on an all-too-possible future or plumbing the stygian depths of supernatural evil and human degradation, Dale Bailey’s award-winning short fiction has been justifiably compared to the work of some of the true giants in the field—Ray Bradbury, Stephen King, and Theodore Sturgeon, to name but a few. In this first collection of astonishing stories, the acclaimed author of the modern horror masterworks The Fallen and House of Bones demonstrates his remarkable range with tales that exhilarate, terrify, and touch the soul.

A young boy comes of age on a secluded farm that grows a particularly grisly crop. The dead rise up to cast their ballots in a close presidential election. An assassin plots his next kill from inside the body of someone frighteningly close to the victim. An African American census taker discovers a hidden bayou town where time has stopped at a nightmarish point in history. Bailey takes readers inside the tents of a circus of shadows and explores an expectant father’s dark and terrible legacy for his unborn child. This extraordinary collection runs the gamut from fantasy to horror, from science fiction to heartbreaking reality, speaking in voices, old and young, that brilliantly capture the light and the darkness of their ingeniously imagined worlds.

 

House of Bones

A chilling twist on the haunted-house story as five strangers resolve to spend two weeks in an abandoned, high-rise urban housing project that even gang lords and crack dealers avoid . . . Chicago’s Dreamland Housing Project was created to give people with nothing a second chance. Like so many ill-conceived dreams of its time, eventually the project fell into disrepair and disrepute, just another slum ruled by the gangs and the drug dealers. But there was one building in the complex that contained an evil far fouler than the kind running the streets. Here eerie sounds emanated nightly from the elevator shafts and the shadows at the far end of the hallways, and inexplicable, fatal “accidents” were the norm. Here human blood regularly soaked the walls and cheap carpeting as rapists and murderers ran rampant, though none could remember their dark deeds afterward.

Now, decades later, Dreamland is empty of its residents and mostly demolished. But one building still stands, thanks to billionaire Ramsey Lomax, who won’t let the city raze the last and most notorious tower until he is done with it. Along with four willing strangers—a writer, an ex-cop, a doctor, and a psychic, each with a reason for participating—Lomax intends to spend two weeks living in the abandoned tower to see if the legends are real. But nothing can prepare these five for the terror they encounter once the front door slams behind them, trapping them all inside. Because in Dreamland, every nightmare comes true.

 

Sleeping Policemen

A late-night joyride takes a sharp turn into nightmare territory when a group of college students tries to cover up a crime of carelessnessA moment of inattention on a winding roadway in the Smoky Mountains leaves a stranger dead and his accidental killers at the mercy of a possible witness. Finney Durant, Nick Laymon, and Reed Tucker are desperate not to be linked to the crime. Finney and Tucker insist on hiding the corpse, and Nick, hard up for money, takes the man’s cash. But the hit-and-run is just the beginning of their problems once they use a key found in the victim’s pocket to open a bus locker—and find a videotape that opens an ever-widening doorway into horror.

 
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Join us as we have the pleasure to talk with James Cawley, founder and executive producer of  the independent fan film group, Star Trek Phase 2.  Along with two members of his team, Jaimie Sanchez and Dennis Hotson, we talk about Star Trek Phase 2, James Cawley's very interesting day job and some more Star Trek goodness.

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In this chat we hear from some of regular friends of the show, Jen M chats about the Long Island ComicCon, Colin H serves up his point of view on the Batman Superhero/Not a Superhero debate and Robert helps Scott and M convince Miles to hang on tight to the TARDIS door because it’s a great ride.  We chat about Defiance, Extent, Last Ship and along with some interesting TV we’ve got this summer.  A nod to our favorite Marvel Captain and listen to M transform at the mention of Michael Bay’s latest.

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Tonights Diners: Scott, Miles, M, and Christopher Jones from TrekFM.


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Firefly is an American space western drama television series created by writer and director Joss Whedon, under his Mutant Enemy Productions label. Whedon served as an executive producer, along with Tim Minear. The series is set in the year 2517, after the arrival of humans in a new star system, and follows the adventures of the renegade crew of Serenity, a “Firefly-class” spaceship. The ensemble cast portrays the nine characters who live on Serenity. Whedon pitched the show as “nine people looking into the blackness of space and seeing nine different things”. The show explores the lives of a group of people who fought on the losing side of a civil war and others who now make a living on the outskirts of society, as part of the pioneer culture that exists on the fringes of their star system. In this future, the only two surviving superpowers, the United States and China, fused to form the central federal government, called the Alliance, resulting in the fusion of the two cultures. According to Whedon’s vision, “nothing will change in the future: technology will advance, but we will still have the same political, moral, and ethical problems as today” - See more at: http://scifidinerpodcast.com/#sthash.rtcsK4ze.dpuf

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Trivia: Luke Skywalker's uncle Owen has just purchased two droids, R2-D2 and C-3PO. Luke has been assigned to clean and maintain them. In the process of working on R2-D2, Luke discovers that his 'little friend' is carrying a secret message, delivered by a beautiful holographic woman. When Luke asks C-3PO if he recognizes this woman, does C-3PO specifically identify her?

Guardians of the Galaxy is an upcoming American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is intended to be the tenth installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film is directed by James Gunn, who wrote the screenplay with Nicole Perlman, and features an ensemble cast including Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, and Benicio del Toro. In Guardians of the Galaxy, Peter Quill forms an uneasy alliance with a group of extraterrestrial misfits who are on the run after stealing a coveted orb.

Producer Kevin Feige first publicly mentioned Guardians of the Galaxy as a potential film in 2010, and Marvel Studios announced that the film was in active development at the San Diego Comic-Con International in July 2012. Gunn was hired to write and direct the film that September. In February 2013, Pratt was hired to play Peter Quill / Star-Lord, and the supporting cast was filled out over the next several months. Filming began in July 2013 at Shepperton Studios, England with filming continuing in London before wrapping up in October 2013. Post-production completed on July 7, 2014. The film is scheduled to be released on August 1, 2014 in the United States, and will be released in 3D and IMAX 3D.

 


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Tonights Diners: Scott, Miles, Jim Arrowood, Jim Beard, and John S. Drew


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Trivia:

Luke Skywalker's uncle Owen has just purchased two droids, R2-D2 and C-3PO. Luke has been assigned to clean and maintain them. In the process of working on R2-D2, Luke discovers that his 'little friend' is carrying a secret message, delivered by a beautiful holographic woman. When Luke asks C-3PO if he recognizes this woman, does C-3PO specifically identify her?

 

Is Batman a Superhero?

Join this roundtable discussion as we discuss whether the Caped Crusader belongs among the legion of Super Heroes.

 

Guest Panelists:

Jim Beard

A native Toledoan, 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 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, a giant monster anthology called MONSTER EARTH, 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, is a regular columnist for Toledo Free Press and has forthcoming comic and prose work from Bluewater, TwoMorrows, Airship 27 and Pro Se.

Please visit him at http://sgtjanus.blogspot.com and on Facebook at http://facebook.com/thebeardjimbeard

John S. Drew: The God-Father of the SciFi Diner Podcast, John helms the long running Chronic Rift podcast and network.  He also runs the the Batcave Podcast and the Cyborgs: A Bionic Podcast.

Jim Arrowood:  Hosts the Dune Saga Podcast and the Babylon Project Podcast.

 

 


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Tonight's Menu:

Trivia:

 

Luke Skywalker’s uncle Owen has just purchased two droids, R2-D2 and C-3PO. Luke has been assigned to clean and maintain them. In the process of working on R2-D2, Luke discovers that his ‘little friend’ is carrying a secret message, delivered by a beautiful holographic woman. When Luke asks C-3PO if he recognizes this woman, does C-3PO specifically identify her?

 

Simon R. Green

Simon R. Green is the New York Times–bestselling author of Blue Moon Rising, Beyond the Blue Moon, the Adventures of Hawk & Fisher, the Novels of the Nightside, the Secret Histories Novels, and the Ghost Finders Novels. He is a resident of Bradford-on-Avon in England.

 

“[In] a Simon R. Green book, everything is larger than life—the heroes extremely heroic, the villains astonishingly villainous, the choices between good and evil very clear-cut. Still, if the ultimate outcome is never really in doubt, there’s plenty of entertainment in the journey, and the engagingly-drawn characters.”

—SFF.net

 

“If they’re making fantasy adventure much better than this, I don’t know about it.”

—Science Fiction Chronicle on Beyond the Blue Moon

 

Tales of the Hidden World

by Simon R. Green

Seventeen delightfully unexpected stories from Simon R. Green-including a brand-new adventure of the Droods-take us deep into the Darkside, embroil us in the Secret Histories, and lead us into the shadowy places where monsters and demons roam.

Welcome to the worlds of Simon R. Green. In this wide-ranging collection, the New York Times-bestselling urban fantasist opens doors into hidden places: strange realms bordering our own mundane existence and prowled by creatures of fancy and nightmare. Here are the strange, frequently deadly-and sometimes even dead-things that lurk in garbage-strewn city alleyways and grimy subway stations after midnight, visible only to the most perceptive human or inhuman eye.

In these tales, Green revisits the ingenious worlds within worlds that he created for his wildly popular novels. Take a stroll on the Darkside with a jaded street wizard, an underpaid government functionary responsible for keeping demons, vamps, and aliens in line. Enter the hidden recesses of Drood Hall, where the aging family member who creates powerful weapons that protect humankind recalls his long and bloody career. Join a squad of no-longer-human soldiers dispatched to combat the all-consuming jungle on a distant planet. Visit a house at the intersection of two realities that serves as a sanctuary from the evil of all worlds. Confront the unstoppable zombie army of General Kurtz in a brilliant homage to Apocalypse Now. And whatever you do, never forget that there are monsters out there. Really.

Each story includes a new afterword by the author.

You can buy the book here.


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Luke Skywalker’s uncle Owen has just purchased two droids, R2-D2 and C-3PO. Luke has been assigned to clean and maintain them. In the process of working on R2-D2, Luke discovers that his ‘little friend’ is carrying a secret message, delivered by a beautiful holographic woman. When Luke asks C-3PO if he recognizes this woman, does C-3PO specifically identify her?

 

Shore Leave 36

Shore Leave 36 will take place this year August 1-3, and will include many fomous guests and notable authors. “Shore Leave is one of the oldest and largest all-Volunteer sci-fi conventions in the U.S. [It] celebrates the best in science fiction and fantasy, past and present.” Trek guest stars this year include Star Trek: Voyager‘s Robert Picardo and Michael Welch (Star Trek: Insurrection). Leonard Nimoy will be making a guest appearance via Skype. The eighty-three-year-old Nimoy is only doing convention appearances via Skype now, and his Skype appearance at Away Mission in Tampa earlier this year was very well received by attendees.

Other media guest stars include Richard Dean Anderson (MacGyver, Stargate SG-1), Teryl Rothery (Stargate, Caprica), Eve Myles (Torchwood, Dr. Who), Silas Weir Mitchell (Grimm, 24), and Star Trek Seekers Cover Artist Rob Caswell.

For fans of Star Trek literature, Shore Leave is the place to be. This year’s list of author guests includes: Kevin Dilmore, Michael Jan Friedman, Dave Galanter, Robert Greenberger, Glenn Hauman, Jim Johnson, Jeffrey Lang, William Leisner, David Mack, Steven H Wilson, Marco Palmieri, Aaron Rosenberg, Melissa Scott, Kevin G Summers, Dayton Ward, Howard Weinstein, and Richard C White. Fans can get their books autographed in the Meet the Pros event.

There will also be science guests at Shore Leave 36, and entertainers including The Boogie Knights, and Luna-C. Other Shore Leave 36 events include an afternoon tea, Ten-Forward Dance, Masquerade/Talent Show, Gaming Room, Blood Drive, Art Show, Science Programming, stargazing, and various workshops. There is also programming for children and teenagers.

The Sixth Annual Texas Hold-em Poker Tournament will also take place during Shore Leave 36. This event raises funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and is held in honor of the late Robbie Greenberger, son of Trek Author Robert Greenberger. The poker tournament will be held Saturday night, immediately after the masquerade. This tournament is played for chips only, and winners of the tournament will be awarded certificates. The Sixth Annual Texas Hold-em Poker Tournament is for a good cause and participants will have fun competing against one another.

The Tardis Photo Booth will be making its appearance at Shore Leave 36. “The Tardis Photo Booth is a scale replica of a 1960′s era Police Public Call Box, the iconic time-traveling vehicle used by The Doctor in the Doctor Who series. This fairly accurate representation of the T.A.R.D.I.S. provides an opportunity for fans of the show to be photographed with it. “Along with the box, there’s a full scale, operator-driven Dalek, built to the scale of the Daleks used for the first three Doctors. At times, ‘Derek,’ as it is known, will travel around, interacting with convention members and posing for pictures. Finally, there is also a full-scale talking K-9, introduced by the 4th Doctor. The Tardis attendants appear in costume, covering Doctors three, four, ten and eleven, along with Amy Pond, The Master, and more.”

Shore Leave 36 will take place at the Hunt Valley Inn, in Hunt Valley, Maryland, from August 1-3. You can find out more and pre-register by going here.

 

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Luke Skywalker’s uncle Owen has just purchased two droids, R2-D2 and C-3PO. Luke has been assigned to clean and maintain them. In the process of working on R2-D2, Luke discovers that his ‘little friend’ is carrying a secret message, delivered by a beautiful holographic woman. When Luke asks C-3PO if he recognizes this woman, does C-3PO specifically identify her?

 

News: The Doctor Returns: Doctor will return to a familiar setting in the Who season 8 finale Can you believe it? Peter Capaldi is nearly done filming his very first year as the Doctor. Exciting! And, to finish off, he’s returning to a scene where his previous two incarnations visited not so very long ago — the National Museum of Cardiff. Doctor Who has filmed in that space a few times, including “Planet of the Dead” and “The Big Bang,” but it was used recently visited in the 50th Anniversary episode, “Day of the Doctor.” The reason that’s so notable, is because a prop was seen on set that seems decidedly Gallifreyan. Yes, what seems to be a grave marker that reads, “Rest in Peace. We Promise.” Well, if you promise, inanimate object, then it must be true. But probably not. Of course, the Gallifreyan symbol is what makes the prop so interesting. Who is that memorial stone for? The Master? All of Gallifrey? Or, indeed, the Doctor, himself? And, considering the fact that the last time we were at the Cardiff Museum, there was a very special guest appearance from a classic Doctor, we can’t help but wonder — is Tom Baker set to make a return? Speculate away!

 

News: Will Harrison Ford’s injury affect Star Wars 7? All you “Star Wars” nerds, take a deep breath. There’s no need for your brains to go all Death Star. UK website Jedi News reports Harrison Ford’s injury is worse than initially reported, and he could be away from the set of “Star Wars: Episode VII” for six months. Or possibly longer. Breathe … inhalers … come on, now … “Star Wars” fan sites are reporting there was an emergency meeting Monday morning at London’s Pinewood Studios, now that estimates say Ford will be away longer than estimated, recovering from the broken leg he suffered when one of the hydraulic doors on the Millennium Falcon fell on him.

Among the options reportedly discussed were temporarily ceasing production, re-writing the script to accommodate Ford’s recovery, or … (breathe) writing Ford out of the script entirely. Excuse me a second (begins sobbing, feverishly tears apart room, looking for inhaler). While we all keep breathing, remember that this is only a rumor and no one from LucasFilm, Disney or director J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot production company has commented. But even if part of these reports are true, it doesn’t bode well for the film’s planned December 2015 release. As U.K. pop culture site Metro reports, Ford was considered the lead actor in the movie, with Han Solo supposedly being a big part of the plot. Hey, I have an idea. Tom Selleck was almost Indiana Jones. Why doesn’t someone call and see what he’s up to?

 

Trek News: Nestle foods is trying to make a real-life, Star Trek-style food replicator What better way to make sure we’re all perfectly healthy, be it on a starship or right here on Earth, than to create a machine that figures out exactly what we need, then let it make the food to fill it. Welcome to the future. Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences (NIHS) has kicked off research and development on project “Iron Man,” which will investigate how essential nutrients affect the body, brain and gastrointestinal functions. They’ve already added 100 new scientists for the initiative. The goal? To develop a device to scan our nutrient needs, then design food around those needs, not unlike the replicators/previous models for food production featured in the various Star Trek series. In an interview with Bloomberg, NIHS director Ed Baetge said these proposed foods would be more effective at treating vitamin and nutrient deficiency than the supplements we currently use. According to Baetge, the goal would be for these devices to pop up in kitchens across the world over the next few decades, eventually becoming as ubiquitous as all our other creature comforts: “Out comes your food at the press of a button. If we do this right, it can be the next microwave in your kitchen.” This is a fascinating concept, and the applications are positively endless. Not only could this thing be a huge boon to health right here at home — with people finally having the access and knowledge to consume the exact items needed for optimal health — but, looking toward the future, you could pop one of these devices on a future Enterprise and keep your space explorers nice and healthy as they explore the stars. But the big questions — can it make a good cup of Earl Grey tea? How’s the ice cream? Can I get a martini?

 
 

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Tonight's Menu:

In tonight’s show, we discuss the following: Thor: Dark World, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The 100, Hunger Games, Can’t Stop The Serenity and More.

 

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Tonight's Menu: Star Trek Equinox

Samantha Lockwood (Shoot the Hero and Mexican Gold), Cindy Pickett (Ferris Bueller's Day Off and St. Elsewhere), Camren T. Burton, Quintus McDonald (Pro Football player with the Indianapolis Colts), Parris Mayhew (Director of Onyx's 'Slam" and Founder of the Cro-mags), and Jason Genser join us to talk about Star Trek Equinox.

Star Trek Equinox: The Night of Time is a story told by actor John Savage to a room filled with lucky Star Trek fans turns out a script that some Star Trek veteran cast and crew have called “The best script we have read in 10 years!”.

With Executive Producers in place, this INDEPENDENT production will be shot in 2014 in order to show the Star Trek community what episodes of Star Trek Equinox will look like.

Star Trek Equinox: The Night of Time stars acting veteran John Savage, reprising his role as Captain Rudy Ransom, iconic actor Gary Lockwood reprising his popular role of Gary Mitchell, best friend of James T. Kirk, in the classic Star Trek episode, “Where No Man Has Gone Before“, and introduces Blanca Blanco as Lieutenant Commander T’Lexa.

Fifteen years after the destruction of the USS Equinox (approximate star date 2393) Captain Rudy Ransom, who was beamed from his doomed ship by the Krotownans, is held prisoner in the Delta Quadrant for crimes against the race including trespassing in Krowtownan space and the deaths of Krowtownan starship crew members. Captain Ransom has very few choices but one chance to return to the Alpha Quadrant some 30,000 light years away.

 

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Tonight's Menu: Welcome to the SciFi Rewind: Firefly

Firefly is an American space western drama television series created by writer and director Joss Whedon, under his Mutant Enemy Productions label. Whedon served as an executive producer, along with Tim Minear. The series is set in the year 2517, after the arrival of humans in a new star system, and follows the adventures of the renegade crew of Serenity, a “Firefly-class” spaceship. The ensemble cast portrays the nine characters who live on Serenity. Whedon pitched the show as “nine people looking into the blackness of space and seeing nine different things”. The show explores the lives of a group of people who fought on the losing side of a civil war and others who now make a living on the outskirts of society, as part of the pioneer culture that exists on the fringes of their star system. In this future, the only two surviving superpowers, the United States and China, fused to form the central federal government, called the Alliance, resulting in the fusion of the two cultures. According to Whedon’s vision, “nothing will change in the future: technology will advance, but we will still have the same political, moral, and ethical problems as today” - See more at: http://scifidinerpodcast.com/#sthash.3OFlyp6j.dpuf


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Tonight's Menu:

We are looking for those of you who are interested in becoming SciFi Diner Correspondents for the SciFi Diner Podcast. We are looking for people who can give us Science Fiction Convention reports, do interviews, and give us book and movie reviews. The perks of this is that we can get you into conventions as press and that means in many cases free. Once the form has been filled out, give us a week to look over it. We’ll have a code of Con-duct (spelling intentional) we’ll need you to agree to since you’ll be representing the Diner. It’s not too strenuous. And we’ll probably want to chat with you too. We look forward to having you on board. – See more at: http://scifidinerpodcast.com/correspondents/#sthash.Wl79gwYy.dpuf


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Tonights Diners:M. Sieiro Garcia, Ann Carey, and Sarah Boyle


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The SciFi Dinette: The Girls Take Over

You know, it’s about time the women took charge.  Sieiro Garcia, Ann Carey, and Sarah Boyle take over the Diner and give you a taste of everything. Some of the items on the menu are:

Dresden by Jim Butcher

Temeraire by Naomi Novik

The Joco Cruise

Artemis

Maleficent

Midichlorian Rhapsody

Batman: Hush

Knights of Bad Assdom

Charlaine Harris

Lois McMaster Bujold

Grover Gardner

Thundercats

Ultron

Power Rangers J

Jack Kirby

The Flash/Arrow

 

Buffy (movie and tv show)

 

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George Lucas in Love is an independent, live action, parodical short film that started attracting notice in June 1999 when it was passed around Hollywood offices as a filmmaker's "calling card". The film was directed by Joe Nussbaum, a University of Southern California graduate.

In the film, George Lucas is a USC college student in 1967, and he's suffering from writer's block as he tries to write a movie about a young space farmer with a bad crop of "space wheat". Everywhere he goes, viewers see classmates and teachers that either resemble, or will influence the creation of, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Darth Vader, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Jabba the Hutt, R2-D2, and C-3PO. Lucas is surrounded by inspiration, but he sees nothing. Not even his advisor, who looks and speaks suspiciously like Yoda, is able to help him.

Eventually, young Lucas meets his muse, a young woman (with a very unusual hairdo) named Marion who is "kind of leading a student rebellion". After they meet, everything falls into place for Lucas, as she urges him to "write what you know." His writer's block dissipates and he quickly finishes his masterpiece. However, his shot at romance with the girl is blown when he discovers she's his sister. In a post-credits scene, a depressed Lucas gets a new idea when his neighbor introduces Lucas to his new pet... a duck named Howard.

Joe Nussbaum is an American film director. A graduate of the University of Southern California, he got his break into the movie industry by passing around Hollywood offices his short film George Lucas in Love. The success of the film eventually got him a deal with Dreamworks, and he has since directed films such as the 2004 production Sleepover, the 2006 film American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile and the 2007 film Sydney White starring Amanda Bynes. His latest project was the Walt Disney Pictures film Prom, starring Aimee Teegarden and Nicholas Braun. He currently is working at MTV writing for and occasionally directing “Awkward."

Joe grew up in Saint Louis Park, Minnesota—a suburb of Minneapolis—through junior high school. At the age of twelve he received a camcorder and proceeded to write and make films without an editing machine. When he started high school the family moved to Brighton, New York—a suburb of Rochester. While in high school, he turned the morning announcements into a closed circuit television program. He also acted in high school plays and one at Nazareth College.

His parents are Daniel II, a retired developmental pediatrician and Alice née Rosenthal, a Jewish educator and internationally known Judaic needlework designer. His paternal grandfather was born in Germany. His maternal grandfather and paternal grandmother were born in Ukraine. His maternal grandmother's family probably came from northeastern Europe, but they have lost all their immigration data.

As a youth, Joe was active in haBonim, the labor Zionist youth movement. He spent many summers at their Camp Tavor in Three Rivers, Michigan, and a year on Kibbutz Urim in Israel.

 

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Jim Arrowood's Interview with Nicholas Eftimiades (Jim's SciFi Blog)

I first learned about Edward Of Planet Earth and the author Nicholas Eftimiades by listening to an interview on the Scifi Diner Podcast. The idea intrigued me, so I went to Amazon.com and downloaded for my Kindle and began reading. I enjoyed the story and posted about it on this blog.

Nick was very appreciative that I would review his book on this blog and we began our on-line friendship. A few weeks ago, I contacted Nick to see if he might be interested in an interview. He was more than happy to accommodate me, so here it is. We talked about Edward and his two other non-fiction books on Chinese intelligence, and on how we Americans are viewed by people in other countries. But the discussion was not just limited to books, we also discussed the future implications of the evolution of our technology.

Those who are interested in learning more about Nicks Books can visit anywhere books are sold on-line. He can also be found on-line on his blog. Recently, he posted an article on his blog that outlines the intelligence implications of the Battle of Yavin in Star Wars. This was an interesting analytical look at Star Wars and a fun read. We also visited about The Federation of Galaxy Explorers, a non-profit organization intended to promote interest in space exploration in school aged children and young adults.


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Tonights Diners: Scott, Miles, David and Jim


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In tonight’s show, we discuss Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card.


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In tonight’s show, we discuss the following: Star Wars Cast, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Warehouse 13, The 100, Arrow, and more.

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Keith R.A. DeCandido was born and raised in New York City to a family of librarians. He has written over two dozen novels, as well as short stories, nonfiction, eBooks, and comic books, most of them in various media universes, among them Star Trek, World of Warcraft, Starcraft, Marvel Comics, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Serenity, Resident Evil, Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda, Farscape, Xena, and Doctor Who. His original novel Dragon Precinct was published in 2004, and he's also edited several anthologies, among them the award-nominated Imaginings and two Star Trek anthologies. Keith is also a musician, having played percussion for the bands the Don't Quit Your Day Job Players, the Boogie Knights, and the Randy Bandits, as well as several solo acts. In what he laughingly calls his spare time, Keith follows the New York Yankees and practices kenshikai karate.

 

Klingon Art of War (Star Trek)

Passed down from the time of Kahless, ten precepts have shaped Klingon culture and indoctrinated Klingons in the Way of the Warrior. With this new translation, people from all walks of life—and all worlds—can harness the ancient Klingon wisdom and learn to embody courage, discipline, and honor.

• Choose your enemies well.

• Strike quickly or strike not.

• Always face your enemy.

• Seek adversity.


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Pat Murphy

Pat Murphy has won numerous awards for her thoughtful, literary science fiction and fantasy writing, including two Nebula Awards, the Philip K. Dick Award, the World Fantasy Award, the Seiun Award, and the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award. She has published eight novels and many short stories. Her works include Rachel in Love; The Falling Woman; The City, Not Long After; Nadya; and Adventures in Time and Space with Max Merriwell, a novel that Publishers Weekly called the “cerebral equivalent of a roller-coaster ride.” Her children’s novel, The Wild Girls, received a Christopher Award in 2008. In addition to writing fiction, Pat writes about science for children and adults.

 

The Falling Woman

Winner of the Nebula Award: An archaeologist with a strange power risks death to unlock the secret of the Mayans When night falls over the Yucatan, the archaeologists lay down their tools. But while her colleagues relax, Elizabeth Butler searches for shadows. A famous scientist with a reputation for eccentricity, she carries a strange secret. Where others see nothing but dirt and bones and fragments of pottery, Elizabeth sees shades of the men and women who walked this ground thousands of years before. She can speak to the past—and the past is beginning to speak back. As Elizabeth communes with ghosts, the daughter she abandoned flies to Mexico hoping for a reunion. She finds a mother embroiled in the supernatural, on a quest for the true reason for the Mayans’ disappearance. To dig up the truth, the archaeologist who talks to the dead must learn a far more difficult skill: speaking to her daughter.


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Miles and Scott had the pleasure of chatting with Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris.

What do you get when you mix put a little League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, a little Van Helsing and a little Warehouse 13?  You get the award winning Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences.   To tell us about that world and how we can get a hold of some of this scifi/fantasy goodness are the authors, husband and wife team, Tee Morris and Pip Ballantine.

Tee Morris began his writing career with his 2002 historical epic fantasy, MOREVI The Chronicles of Rafe & Askana. In 2005 Tee took MOREVI into the then-unknown podosphere, making his novel the first book podcast in its entirety. That experience led to the founding of Podiobooks.com and collaborating with Evo Terra and Chuck Tomasi on Podcasting for Dummies and its follow-up, Expert Podcasting Practices for Dummies. He won acclaim and accolades for his cross-genre fantasy-detective Billibub Baddings Mysteries, the podcast of The Case of the Singing Sword winning him the 2008 Parsec Award for Best Audio Drama.

Along with those titles, Tee has written articles and short stories for BenBella Books’s Farscape Forever: Sex, Drugs, and Killer Muppets, the podcast anthology VOICES: New Media Fiction, BenBella Books’ So Say We All: Collected Thoughts and Opinions of Battlestar Galactica, and Dragon Moon Press’ Podthology: The Pod Complex. Tee bought all these skills to the award-winning Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences series which he wrote with his wife, Pip Ballantine. When he is not writing, Tee enjoys life in Virginia alongside Philippa Ballantine, his daughter, and three cats.

Philippa (Pip) Ballantine Born in Wellington, New Zealand, Philippa has always had her head in a book. For this she blames her father who thought Lord of the Rings was suitable bedtime reading for an eight year old. At the age of thirteen she began writing fantasy stories for herself.

She first earned a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Political Science and then a Bachelor of Applied Science in Library and Information Science. So soon enough she found herself working in the magical world of libraries where she stayed for over a decade Her first professional sale was in 1997, and since then she has gone on to produce mostly novel length fiction. In 2006 she became New Zealand’s first podcast novelist, and she has voiced and produced Weaver’s Web, Chasing the Bard, Weather Child and Digital Magic as podiobooks.

Her podcasts have been short listed for the Parsec Awards, and won a Sir Julius Vogel award. Philippa is the author of the Books of the Order series with Ace- Geist and Spectyr and Wrayth out now, and Harbinger to follow.

She is also the co-author of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences series with Tee Morris. Phoenix Rising debuted in May 2011 and The Janus Affair came out in May 2012. She also has the Shifted World series with Pyr Books, with the first book Hunter and Fox out now. When not writing or podcasting, Philippa loves reading, gardening, and whenever possible traveling. With her husband, Tee and her daughter, she is looked after by a mighty clowder of three cats.


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In tonight’s show, we discuss the following: Captain America: Winter Soldier, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Warehouse 13, The 100, Arrow, and more.


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Tonights Diners:Scott, Miles, & Ron.


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Tonight, we are sharing our Farpoint 2014 panel on Arrow.  Scott Hertzog, Miles P. McLoughlin, and Ron Hall discuss this fabulous series, where it has come from, and where we think it might be going.  Arrow is by far one of the best superhero shows out there. Thanks to David Moulton who ran sound for this event.


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Top Ten Moments in SciFi Diner History

Top Ten Most Downloaded Episodes of the SciFi Diner Podcast

Top Ten Interviews

Top Ten Science Fiction TV Shows To Make 200 shows or more.

Why are TV Show Theme So Boring?

What’s Up With The Leviathan Chronicles?

What Are Our Favorite Episodes of The X-Files, Star Trek The Next Generation, Star Trek Deep Space Nine, and Firefly?

 

Top Ten Most Downloaded Shows:

1. SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 185 – Our Interview with Amanda Tapping (Stargate SG1, Stargate Atlantis, Sanctuary, Supernatural)

2. SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 153 – Our Interview with Mackenzie Mason (Cortana from Halo 4)

3. SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 192 – A Babylon 5 Rewind (The Diner Was Hijacked To Bring You This Episode)

4. SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 165b – Fringe: Everything Ends – Our Fringe Panel at Farpoint 2013

5. SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 174 – Star Trek Into Darkness

6. SciFi Rewind Episode 22 – Blade Runner

7. SciFi Diner Conversations 91 – Listeners discuss Agents of Shield, Big Bang Theory, Sleepy Hollow and More.

8. SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 193 – Contact (A SciFi Rewind)

9. SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 186 – Our Interview with Vic Mignogna (Star Trek Continues, Full Metal Alchemist, Dragon Ball Z)

10. SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 150 – Our Interview with Jonathon Young (Nikola Tesla from Sanctuary) at Shore Leave 34

 

Top ten SciFi Shows to hit 200

Space Patrol  1110

Doctor Who  801

 

The Tribe 260


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Interview:  Alan Dean Foster (Star Trek, Transformers, Star Wars, Alien, and Much More)

Trivia: Our Episode 200 Giveaways

TV News:  A look at The 100; Leaked set pics reveal first look at Gotham's Batman baddie the Penguin; First look at The Last Ship and the trailer for the new season of Falling Skies

Graphic Novel News: Buffy's James Marsters on his new Spike graphic novel (plus a 4-page preview!)

Movie News: Walt Disney Pictures Announces Cars 3 and The Incredibles 2

 

SciFi 5 in 5:  Top 5 SciFi Catchphrases by Scott


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In tonight’s show, we discuss the following: George R.R. Martin's responds to our Game of Thrones conundrum; more thoughts on Ron D. Moore's "Devolution of SciFi"; Almost Human might not be Bladerunner, but is perfect SciFi Moonlighting, the Walking Dead offers flowers, Marvel: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. continually gets better, and we share Paul and Storm's "Write Like The Wind."


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JIM KRUT is often known as the Helicopter Zombie (tm)*. In one of the most memorable scenes from the 1978 "Dawn of the Dead," his zombie character steps under a whirling helicopter blade and loses the top of his head to cinematic history!

Other films featuring Jim Krut include "Deadlands 2: Trapped," "Flesh of the Living," "Zombiegirl Diary" and "Night of the Living Dead: Genesis”.

We had a chance to sit down with Jim and chat with him about his iconic role in film history while at Farpoint Con.

To find out more about Jim, visit helizombie.com


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200th Episode Giveaway

Trivia: Who nailed the trivia this week?

TV News:  The Game of Thrones Conundrum; Warehouse 13; Star Wars Rebels

Movie News:  Guardians of the Galaxy

TWIST: Dermal Regenerator may be a possibility.

SciFi 5 in 5:   Top 5 Farpoint Moments/Top JoCo Cruise Moments

 

Trivia:

Trivia this week!   Who said this quote and from what TV Show?

 

Question:

With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censored, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all irrevocably.

Prize: IDWs Star Trek Comics 15 18

Answer: The quote is from the season four episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation entitled The Drumhead.  It was said by Captain Jean Luc Picard quoting Judge Aaron Satie while being grilled by the judges daughter.

Winner: Jim Arrowood

 

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Resurrection Revealed

 

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In tonights show, we discuss the following: Star Wars, Almost Human, Supernatural, Star Trek, Lost Girl, Marvel: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Arrow, Being Human, Revolution, Walking Dead, and more.


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In tonight’s show, we discuss the following: Farpoint Con, Arrow, Almost Human, A Firefly Miniseries, Once Upon A Time, Marvel: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and much, much more.


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If you listen to the show, you know we just returned from Farpoint 2014 and had a rip-roaring blast.  Tonight we are going to share a snippet of what it was like to be there.  M had the chance to sit on the Big Bang Theory panel, moderated by one of our listeners, Betsy Childs.  Miles was in the the audience.  Here it is in its entirety.


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We interview Larry Nemecek. Take a fondness for NASA’s pioneering “Right Stuff,” run it through a science-fiction and fandom filter with a big love of history, and toss in schooling and careers in news, theatre and entertainment—and that starts to explain the Larry Nemecek story.

From his local news perch, Larry’s annual “TNG” concordance guides caught the eye of Star Trek’s TV writers and Pocket Books all the way from Oklahoma, of all places—so much so that the ST: The Next Generation Companion became the first episode guide for modern Star Trek, twice updated, and a move to good ol’ Burbank seemed in order.

That’s when Trekland truly beckoned—and that’s where the reputation for both fan-cool and pro-savvy straight talk was born.

Please visit his site: http://larrynemecek.com/.

It’s all there: Not just articles, columns, collaborations and live events, but years of on-lot sourcing media or solo writing with the Original Trek Fact Files from the U.K., or the Japan DVD series … consulting work with the old startrek.com (and the new, as well), or seven years creating, editing and leading Star Trek Communicator licensed magazine. Most fun are consulting gigs with the Star Trek: The Experience museum and rides … exhibits like the Star Trek World Tour, Star Trek: Federation Science, Star Trek: The Tour … and DVD bonus feature projects on and off camera. A story sale to Voyager that became the episode “Prophecy” with wife Janet was a hoot as well.

And that library: years of backstage images and over 500 archival audio interviews with Star Trek’s creative lights—it all needs airing, too. Most have never been transcribed, much less published—and the great Trekland family over the years has plenty to tell. Now there’s fan films and audio plays, too … reclaiming and reinventing the roots of fandom itself, once again.

Finally, those audio tapes are seeing the light of day in Larry's brand-new remastered audio series, "TREKLAND: On Speaker," launched in 2012 with a surprise debut at the Las Vegas Convention.

And his first film is now in the works, a documentary that had to be made—"The Con of Wrath," the true story of the 1982 Houston "meltdown to miracle" featuring the original Star Trek cast, the young event producers, the dealers and the fans themselves at the "Ultimate Fabhtasy," the first Trek "rock star" arena show that did not quite go as it was planned.

On all his projects, Larry brings a wide-ranging but unique and down-to-earth perspective—including the sharing of tales as a guest and pundit at conventions across the country or the likes of Canada, Germany, England, France, Italy, Austria, and the Czech Republic, so far. Or even smoothing the way for guests, professionals and/or fans to find each other.

Just don’t try the “get a life” line … Larry is a longtime docent at the State Historic Park ranch house of his hero and fellow Okie, Will Rogers, near Santa Monica, Calif. There’s also family—you know wife Janet and her Voyager heritage from the con circuit, too—plus travel, politics, big band and classic rock and country, keyboards … and, of course, FOOTBALL. Boomer Sooner!


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On this listener feedback show, we discuss the following: Star Trek, Almost Human, Arrow, Marvel: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Ender's Game, and much more.

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Trivia: New Trivia this week!

TV News:  SciFi Has devolved into popcorn

Con News:  Farpoint; Shoreleave: Richard Dean Anderson & Robert Picardo Appearing at Shore Leave

Movie News: First look at Transformers: Edge of Extinction,  Remembering Philip Seymour Hoffman

DVD/Blu Ray Release: Justice League: War

TWIST: Leonard Nimoy Addresses Health Concerns

 SciFi 5 in 5:  Top Movies that once seen, cannot be unseen.

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Tonight Scott chats with Jay Smith, author of HG World, The Diary of Jill Woodbine, Googies, and Hidden Harbor Mysteries. Jay Smith is the creator and lead writer for the 2011 Parsec Award-winning audio drama series "HG World" available at www.goodmorningsurvivors.com. When not scripting the zombie apocalypse, he occasionally contributes to the online pop culture/speculative fiction podcast "The Chronic Rift" (www.chronicrift.com).

Jay is a recovering filmmaker, chronic blogger and a man Harlan Ellison once called "a great scam-man liar or a born writer." Objective sources have yet to determine which is true. Jay married up and has four children, each of whom is being trained as a horseman for the coming apocalypse.

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Tonight Scott chats with Sharon VanBlarcom, the Co-Con Chair of Farpoint.

From Farpoint’s site: FARPOINT is an annual gathering for fans of all genres of imaginative fiction – Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, SuperHeroes – in all the media formats in which they might appear – Cinematic Movies, Television, Direct to DVD, Books on Tape, Podcasts, Web Video – you name it, we want to celebrate it! The con was established in 1993, by a committee led by Bev Volker and Steve Wilson. Our focus is on Fandom, and all the wonderful, creative people who comprise it. Our mission is to encourage, to educate, to enable. So, while we certainly bring in some exciting professionals from the industries which bring imagination into the mainstream, our real goal is to give you the opportunity to meet others like yourself, to forge friendships, and to develop your own creative gifts. Please visit their site for more information.

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Tonight’s Diners: Scott, Miles. M. and Jim Arrowood


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Tonight we rewind what can be said to be one of our favorite movies of all times.  We share our favorite scenes, analyze our favorite characters, talk about our favorite quotes, and unveil some trivia.  Come in, order, and enjoy the fun!

Contact is a 1997 American science fiction drama film, adapted from the Carl Sagan novel of the same name and directed by Robert Zemeckis. Both Sagan and wife Ann Druyan wrote the story outline for the film adaptation of Contact.

Jodie Foster portrays the film's protagonist, Dr. Eleanor "Ellie" Arroway, a SETI scientist who finds strong evidence of extraterrestrial life and is chosen to makefirst contact. The film also stars Matthew McConaughey, James Woods, Tom Skerritt, William Fichtner, John Hurt, Angela Bassett, Jake Busey, and David Morse.

Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan began working on the film in 1979. Together, they wrote a 100+ page film treatment and set up Contact at Warner Bros. with Peter Guber and Lynda Obst as producers. When the project to make the film became mired in development hell, Sagan published Contact as a novel in 1985 and the film adaptation was rejuvenated in 1989. Roland Joffé and George Miller had planned to direct it, but Joffé dropped out in 1993 and Warner Bros. fired Miller in 1995. Robert Zemeckis was eventually hired to direct, and filming for Contact lasted from September 1996 to February 1997. Sony Pictures Imageworks handled most of the visual effects sequences.

The film was released on July 11, 1997, to mostly positive reviews. Contact grossed approximately $171 million in worldwide box office totals. The film won the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation and received multiple awards and nominations at the Saturn Awards. The release of Contact was publicized by controversies from the Clinton administration and CNN, as well as individual lawsuits from George Miller and Francis Ford Coppola.

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On this listener feedback show, listeners discuss the following: Almost Human, Doctor Who, Babylon 5, Marvel: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Arrow, Walking Dead, Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Almost Human, The Hobbit, and more!

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Tonight’s Diners: Raul and Jim


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The SciFi Diner has been hijacked.

You know?  Scott really needs to get Joe the Cook to fix that broken window in the kitchen.  You never know what might creep into the Diner in its off hours.

In this special episode, we don’t go to “a galaxy far, far away,” nor do we explore “the final frontier.”  Instead we go to the “dawn of the third age of mankind,” just in time for the 20th anniversary of one of the most important shows in SciFi history.

"This is the story of the last of the Babylon stations.  The year is Christmas, 2013.  The name of the place is Babylon 5…"

If you want to learn more on the show, the definitive source would be The Lurker’s Guide at http://www.midwinter.com/lurk/.  This is one of the world’s oldest fan sites, going back at least to 1993.

To reach Raul from www.thechristiangeek.net, you can email him at raul@thechristiangeek.net or Tweet him at @rytechgeek.  He can also be found on Facebook as Raul Ybarra.

You can em–mail Jim at arrowood@gmail.com and also find him at Jim’s SciFi blog, http://jimsscifi.blogspot.com. He is also on Facebook and can be Tweeted at @JimArrowood2.

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Babylon 5 is an American space opera television series created by writer and producer J. Michael Straczynski, under the Babylonian Productions label, in association with Straczynski’s Synthetic Worlds Ltd. and Warner Bros. Domestic Television. After the successful airing of a backdoor pilot movie, Warner Bros. commissioned the series as part of the second-year schedule of programs provided by its Prime Time Entertainment Network (PTEN). The pilot episode was broadcast on February 22, 1993 in the US. The first season premiered in the US on January 26, 1994, and ran for the intended five seasons. Describing it as having “always been conceived as, fundamentally, a five-year story, a novel for television,” Straczynski wrote 92 of the 110 episodes, and served as executive producer, along with Douglas Netter.

Set between the years 2258 and 2281, it depicts a future where Earth has sovereign states, and a unifying Earthgov. Colonies within the solar system, and beyond, make up the Earth Alliance, and contact has been made with other spacefaring races. The ensemble cast portray alien ambassadorial staff and humans assigned to the five-mile-long Babylon 5 space station, a centre for trade and diplomacy. Described as “one of the most complex programs on television,” the various story arcs drew upon the prophesies, religious zealotry, racial tensions, social pressures, and political rivalries which existed within each of their cultures, to create a contextual framework for the motivations and consequences of the protagonists’ actions. With a strong emphasis on character development set against a backdrop of conflicting ideologies on multiple levels, Straczynski wanted “to take an adult approach to SF, and attempt to do for television SF what Hill Street Blues did for cop shows.”

Generally viewed as having “launched the new era of television CGI visual effects,” it received multiple awards during its initial run, including two consecutive Hugo Awards for best dramatic presentation, and continues to regularly feature prominently in various polls and listings highlighting top-rated science fiction series. Not appearing on American television since 2003, it continues to be shown in international markets such as Fox in the UK, the TV4-ScifFi Channel in Sweden, and the FBC TV channel in Fiji. Initially written by Straczynski, DC began publishing Babylon 5 comics in 1994, with stories that closely tied in with events depicted in the show, with events in the comics eventually being referenced onscreen in the actual television series. The franchise continued to expand into short stories, RPG games, and novels, with the Technomage trilogy of books being the last to be published in 2001, shortly after the spin-off television series,Crusade, was cancelled.

All rights except for a possible movie are controlled by Warner (movie rights are retained by Straczynski).


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Welcome to the SciFi Rewind: Star Wars Holiday Special!

We are sorry to put you through this, but in this episode we are rewinding the infamous Star Wars: Holiday Special complete with commercials...  Hear us dissect the TV Special, share trivia, groans many times, and go on tangents. Happy Holidays to you!



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Tonight’s Diners: Scott, MilesM, Dayton, and John


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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 don’t 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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The Gatecast

Trekcast Podcast

Cyborgs: A Bionic Podcast

Welcome to our Holiday Special!

We are counting down our top Christmas gifts.... so if you have some extra cash...well, hey, we'd love to help you out with that.   Especially Dayton. He's always hustling for cash.....he'll do anything.  I mean ANYTHING...even come on the SciFi Diner podcast....

Dayton's List:

1. Officially licensed street legal 1966 Batmobile

2. Death Star wall blocks

3. Larry Nemecek's "Stellar Cartography"

4. Original Art Edition of Heavy Metal

5. Star Wars Original Trilogy Score

John's List:

1. Original Voyager Console Prop w/Okudagram included

2. Firefly The Game

3. Enterprise Ring Ship Hand-Made Artisan Replica

4. Quantum Mechanix Star Trek TNG Communicator Pin

5. Star Trek The Next Generation Season 5 on Blu Ray

M's List:

1. Rogan

2. 3D Printer for Fashion

3. Stovetop Vacuum Coffee Maker

4. Livescribe 3 Smartpen Standard Edition for Tablets and Smartphones

5. PS4

Mile's List:

1. A New Kindle

2. The Ladies of Firefly poster set from Think Geek

3. Amazon Gift Cards

4. Star Trek The Next Generation pajama set

5. Star Trek Into Darkness on Blu Ray (From Target)

Scott's List:

1. Lifesize Landspeeder

2. Google Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player

3. Star Wars Frames

4. From History's Shadow by Dayton Ward

5. Doctor Who TARDIS Door Cling (Think Geek)


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On this listener feedback show, listeners discuss the following: The Superman Blu-ray, Marvel: Agents of S.H.I,E.L.D., Atlantis, Doctor Who's 50th Anniversary Special, Ender's Game, Thor: The Dark World, Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Almost Human, and more.

 

Be sure to check out  Lola Lariscy's book Trudie Lem: Spaceship Captain, Earth Detective. It's about one heck of a crazy, contrary and just plain foul spaceship captain and her co-pilot/minder, Aurora.


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Interview: SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 189 - Our Interview with Greg Evigan (TekWar, BJ and the Bear, and The Six Million Dollar Man )

Trivia: New Trivia this week! Win Neil Grayston

TV News: Here's not one, not two, but THREE trailers for The Day of the Doctor, Almost Human premieres

Movie News: Watch RoboCop take out a room full of drones in ass-kicking new trailer, Rumored Scarlet Witch actress confirms she IS in Avengers 2: Age of Ultron, Mark your calendar: Star Wars Episode VII release date officially confirmed!

TWIST: IDW Publishing's Latest Star Trek Comics

SciFi 5 in 5: Top 5 SciFi books M should read, but just can't get through; the top 5 books she pushed through and loved.

Trivia:

Trivia this week! Who said this quote and from what movie?

Question: "Does thinking you're the last sane man on earth make you crazy? Because if it does, maybe I am."

Prize: A signed Neil Grayston print

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Jim's SciFi Blog

Trek News and Views

Greg Evigan

Currently Greg has just completed 22 episodes of a new situation comedy called "Big Sound." "Big Sound" is a management firm in which Greg's character Bill Sutton, takes on the nerve-racking responsibility of handling clients in the music business. The satirical humor of the show is derived from the fanatical, opulent, and often eccentric behavior of artists, agents, lawyers, publicists, etc., surrounding the clients and the business.

After completing the episodes of "Big Sound" Greg went back to Los Angeles but only for a short stop before he traveled back up to Saskatooon, Canada to perform a role in the independent feature, "Sweet Revenge" AKA Die! Die! Die! (The USA Video title)

Straight from that project Greg was offered the role of a high school teacher who is raising a daughter on his own after the untimely death of his wife. Dealing with the high spirits of his daughter losing her mother and blaming herself, Greg's character has to deal with the "Spirit" that has been living in their home.

Greg is now waiting to hear if a network for series production will pick up a two-hour movie that he filmed in Toronto, June of 2001. The name of the show is "Isabelle Rocks." Greg's character "Steve" is a private investigator who gets roped into precarious situations when he lets his feelings for Isabelle overrun his better judgement. A romantic comedy for the producer Fred Silverman could have a shot for a mid-season replacement.

Last on the work list so far this year is "Reba," where Greg is "Bill the Plumber." This could be a reoccurring role for the show, which is on the WB Network on Friday nights.

Greg is an actor, singer, song writer and musician, known around the world best from his character portrayals of B.J. McKay on the hit television series "B.J. and the Bear"and Joey Harris in "My Two Dads." Although Greg has been successful in both drama and comedy, he actually started out his career in music, performing in local Jersey Bands.

At age 17, he got his first job as a singer in the original Broadway production of "Jesus Christ Superstar." Two years later he continued his stay on the Broadway stage in the leading role of Danny Zuko in the original production of "Grease".

After two back to back hit shows on Broadway, it was music and television producer Don Kirschner who brought Greg to California to meet Norman Lear. (Producer of "All In the Family") The show was called "A Year At The Top" In which Greg co-stared and recorded an album with Paul Shaffer, the notorious bandleader of "Late Night with David Letterman." Greg and Paul Shaffer supplied original music for the show. They were signed to "Casablanca Records" and recorded an album together as none other than,"Greg & Paul."

Greg has also sung the theme songs for many of the TV series that he has appeared in, such as the B.J. & The Bear theme. He co-wrote and sang the theme for the hit series "My Two Dads," called "You Can Count On Me." Greg again sang a duet with Sheryl Crowe for the series theme song for "P.S. I Luv U" in which he co-starred with Connie Selleca.

During the My Two Dads years, Evigan landed his first leading roles in feature films. He starred as Lieutenant Heinaman in "Stripped To Kill" a Roger Corman film with actress Kay Lenz; in the underwater adventure thriller, "Deep Star Six" as Kevin McBride, and in "Private Road" as Brad with actor George Kennedy. "Private Road" gave Greg his first crack at musical supervisor on a film.

An ABC movie of the week project titled "One Of Her Own" attracted critical attention for Greg in the role of Charlie Lloyd, a police officer who rapes his female rookie partner (Lori Loughlin). "He (Evigan) uses his former heartthrob twinkle to turn his cop-on-the-skids into a devilish, misogynistic knucklehead. Evigan's Lloyd is a torturous presence," said Adam Sandler of Daily Variety.

Other movies made for television include "Lies Before Kisses," with Jacqueline Smith;"The Lady Forgets" with Donna Mills; "Deadly Family Secrets" with Gigi Rice and"Colombo" with Peter Falk.

From 1993 to 1995, Greg completed four two-hour television movies based on William Shatner's novels, "TekWars." Set in the year 2034, Evigan starred as Jake Cardigan, an ex-cop-turned-private-eye detective. After the four two-hour movies, Greg went on to complete eighteen one-hour episodes of TekWar which debuted in January1994 for the USA Network.

The two-year residence in Canada enabled Evigan and his family to receive "Landed Immigrant Status," valuable for future projects as producer as well as actor.

Upon his return to Los Angeles Greg was approached to play a role in the Aaron Spelling series "Melrose Place" he accepted the role of Dan Hathaway. Greg completed 13 episodes of the show and Aaron Spelling immediately cast him in his new pilot presentation of "Pacific Palisades" which was sold to the Fox Network. In the thirteen shows that were produced Greg played Robert Russo, architect/adulterer whose business and marriage is on the rocks.

Some of the other more recent projects Greg has starred in were the ABC movie "Nobody Lives Forever." Greg's character, Rick Barrish is caught in a love/murder triangle with his female cop partner and a long-lost girl friend (co-staring Brenda Bakke and Kevin Dobson).

Also aired in the spring of '99, a UPN Made for television movie called "Survivor".

A reoccurring role on the hit NBC series "Veronica's Closet" with Kirsti Alley. Greg once shared the spotlight with Kirsti on a Series that never really got off the ground for more than 13 episodes in the mid-eighties called "Masquerade."

The movie for the Fox Family Channel called "Earth Quake in New York" was shot in Toronto. Suffering the loss of their youngest son in the big quake of '94 in Los Angeles, Greg's character John Rykker moves his family back to New York. Trying to escape the threat, as well as the memories of that horrible experience only to be faced with more of the same when a magnitude 8.2 hits New York City.

During the sweeps week in spring of '99 six episodes of "Family Rules" a UPN/ Jim Hensen production was aired. In this comedy series Greg's character Nate Harrison is a college basketball coach who is raising four daughters on his own.

An independent feature film "The Pawn." Greg stars as Ray Harland a New York cop who is lured back to his home town by his father and brother to help them flush out the Russian Mafia, only to find that his own family is in on the take. Co-starring with actors, Sydney Penny, Tony Lo Bianco and Robert Stewart. The film was released to video by Aurora, under the Action Thriller category.

Greg has also finished an independent film called "Mel" co-staring with Ernest Borgnine and Julie Hagerty. The film has aired on HBO and is available through, North by Northwest Entertainment.

Evigan has produced and sang on his "pop" album, "Slow Down" featuring ten of his original songs now available to you through this web site.

He plays the piano, drums, and saxophone, and writes in a variety of different styles of music. He is now mixing a new CD, with more original pieces, recorded with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios in London. The Modern Classical album features Evigan at the piano.

You can order Greg's first CD "Slow Down," by clicking here or on the CD icon on the left and sending a check or money order to the address listed. If you are using a credit card to order go to Amazon.com's "Slow Down" Purchase Page.

To keep up-to-date on Greg's career and upcoming shows; www.evigan.com

 


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Tonight’s Diners: Scott and Miles


Welcome to the Diner

In tonight’s show, listeners discuss the following: Almost Human, Peter Pan Begins, The Art versus the Artist (Ender's Game Versus Orson Scott Card), Thor, Witches of Eastwick, Supernatural, Sleepy Hollow, Walking Dead, Arrow, and more.


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