Sat, 22 December 2018
Episode 51—An American Geek in London
Science fiction writer Scott Pearson welcomes his cohost Ella back for an entire show as she Skypes in from London with super geeky Middle-earth and Star Trek adventures, including an interview with Mo, aka @soundofcosplay, an Austrian Trek fan whose Paul Stamets cosplay has taken Twitter by storm, attracting the admiration of the cast of Star Trek: Discovery, especially Anthony “Stamets” Rapp! Epic double-length episode!
Tolkien Art Exhibit 1:05
Art! Doodles! Name Changing! 2:35
Good Guys and Bad Guys 3:20
Tolkien: Maker of Middle-Earth 4:09
Paper Scavenging 5:35
Spanish versus Elvish 7:16
So Much Good Stuff 7:56
The Hobbit Dustjacket 10:42
What’s a Hobbit? 11:35
Harry Potter Locations 12:05
Destination Star Trek Birmingham 13:20
The Oversleepening 14:53
The Press Conference 17:30
The Young American 20:30
Interviewing Garak and Rom 21:32
Opening Ceremonies: The Shat 25:30
Anthony, Wilson, and Ken, Oh My 27:50
Minnesota Baby 31:04
Lobbying with the Actors 31:49
The Siddig High-Five Incident 33:50
Trekkin’ with Eighties Music 35:03
Bertha the Caravan 35:39
The Last-Minute Con 36:20
Saturday is Panel Day 37:10
James Swallow 39:05
Con Food 41:15
Red Carpet Premiere 44:50
What We Left Behind 46:30
On Being a Young Fan 47:10
Terry Farrell Leaves DS9 50:43
Ira Steven Behr 51:05
Season 8 Episode 1 51:44
Watch the End Credits 52:30
Thu, 13 December 2018
"BAD BET ON A 459 -- SILENT"
AIRED: FEBRUARY 10, 1967
The Hornet is shot when he stumbles on two crooked cops helping themselves to the leftovers from a robbery. How can he get medical help when every cop in the city is looking for him? Jim and John find this story fascinating as it puts the Hornet and Kato immediately into the action, gives Kato extra screen time, and features a scene that the recent Green Hornet movie would use as well.
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Tue, 11 December 2018
"My Crime is Your Crime" & "A Bird Out of Hand"
Aired September 14, 1968
We take a look at the 1969 Filmation series that shows the influences of the 66 series on its film cells. In the first episode of the series, we discuss "My Crime is Your Crime" in which the Joker and Penguin team up to confound Batman by switching their M.O. in order to commit their crimes. Next is "A Bird Out of Hand" as the Penguin goes straight, but it's clearly a ruse.
Joining John to discuss this episode, the voice actors, and memories of watching the Filmation series on New York television is Dan Greenfield, creator and author of the 13th Dimension website.
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Dan Greenfield is the editor and co-creator of 13thDimension.com, a website devoted primarily to comics and pop culture, past and present. To him, the basic food groups are Batman, Planet of the Apes, Star Trek (the Original Series), James Bond, the Beatles and the Stones. But if he had to he'd be able to subsist on Batman alone. Channel 11 in New York was his favorite syndicated channel as a kid -- you can guess why -- followed closely by Channel 5. Channel 9 didn't really enter into it unless he was home sick and there wasn't much else on. He's married to his remarkably patient wife Wendy and his best sidekick is his son, Sam. They have two cats,Lex and Zod.
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Sun, 9 December 2018
November 22, 1975
Fri, 7 December 2018
We start off the Christmas season with two comedies. First, on “The Bob Hope Show,” Bob visits Blondie and Dagwood Bumstead from the comic strip “Blondie” on Christmas Eve and then stumbles upon a haunted house. “The Bing Crosby Show” features Bing premiering “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” and kidding around with his good friend Louis Armstrong.
The Bob Hope Show
December 20, 1938
The Bing Crosby Show
November 28, 1951
"Guests: Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald"
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Category:Presenting the Transcription Feature -- posted at: 5:37pm EDT
Wed, 21 November 2018
In celebration of Thanksgiving, we start off with the Pilgrims leaving England on “You Are There.” Various economic and religious refugees are about to set sail for New England aboard the “Mayflower.” Then on “Fibber McGee and Molly,” the couple are hard at work preparing all the fixings for the big day.
You Are There
December 21, 1947
“The Sailing of the Mayflower”
Fibber McGee and Molly
November 25, 1935
“Buying Vegetables At A Roadside Stand”
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Category:Presenting the Transcription Feature -- posted at: 6:49pm EDT
Mon, 19 November 2018
Science fiction writer Scott Pearson welcomes fellow sci-fi writer and Twin Cities resident William Leisner to the show to review the Neil Armstrong biopic First Man and see how it stacks up against The Right Stuff and Apollo 13. Plus, Ella Skypes in from London to talk about the season premiere of Doctor Who.
First Thoughts on First Man 1:08
The Introverted Astronaut 2:05
The Pain He Carried 3:55
But He’s Neil Freaking Armstrong 7:00
The Right Stuff: Some Thoughts 9:15
What’s with Chuck Yeager? 14:25
The Wrong Attempts at Humor 17:15
The Right Iconic Scenes 19:15
Space Program Movie Overlaps 20:35
Apollo 1 in the Movies 22:10
Apollo 13: Some Thoughts 25:44
Classic Space Hardware 28:00
First Man: No Rah-Rah 30:10
Flag on the Moon 34:00
Bracelet on the Moon? 35:50
A Quiet Return to Earth 42:42
Grading the Movies 45:20
Doctor Who Premiere with Ella 56:50
Sun, 11 November 2018
We start off with Groucho Marx hosting the funniest game show of all time, “You Bet Your Life.” A movie location scout talks about how parts of Los Angeles are more like Italy than Italy itself, and a married man with the last name of Bachelor stirs up laughs. Then on “The Great Gildersleeve,” it’s the middle of World War II, and Gildy is worried about saboteurs on the Home Front.
You Bet Your Life
April 18, 1951
“The Secret Word is ‘Light’”
The Great Gildersleeve
January 24, 1943
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Category:Presenting the Transcription Feature -- posted at: 5:42am EDT
Wed, 31 October 2018
We celebrate All Hallows Eve with a couple of Halloween-related episodes. First, on “The New Adventures of Nero Wolfe,” the rotund P.I., famous for almost never leaving the comfort of his house, does so to obtain some orchids and ends up in a spooky old house high on a hill. Then on “The Jack Benny Show,” Jack throws a Halloween party. His silk tights fail to remind anyone of Romeo. Meanwhile, Rochester’s efforts to spike the punch are continually thwarted.
The New Adventures of Nero Wolfe
January 26, 1951
“The Phantom Fingers”
The Jack Benny Show
October 29, 1939
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Wed, 17 October 2018
Orson Welles revived the character of Harry Lime (who dies at the end of the film “The Third Man”) in the radio series “The Lives of Harry Lime.” In the radio show, Harry is a ne’er do well con man, as opposed to a cold-blooded killer. In tonight’s episode, he’s conning some young lovelies with a fake painting. Then, Lucille Ball stars as Liz Cooper, the proto-Lucy Ricardo, on “My Favorite Husband.” In classic Liz / Lucy style, a simple request to some neighbors balloons into a classic fiasco.
The Lives of Harry Lime
October 29 1952
“Art is Long and Lime is Fleeting”
My Favorite Husband
June 27, 1949
“The Television Suit”
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Category:Presenting the Transcription Feature -- posted at: 7:42pm EDT