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Here's how Tim describes this episode:

"On Episode 14, I sit down with fellow screenwriter Mike Sundy. I met Mike last year through mutual friends at the world famous Austin Film Festival. The AFF is one of, if not the very best, festival for screenwriters. Mike tells how he used being a finalist in the AFF to improve his skills in both writing and networking. I’m happy to report Mike joins us fresh on the heels of optioning his AFF Finalist script – “Santagate.”

In addition to screenwriting, Mike has also written a children’s book and works as a Digital Asset Administrator for bay-area based animation studio Pixar (yes, that Pixar.) During this interview, Mike provides some invaluable, practical advice for how to honestly evaluate your own scripts in order to improve them with each draft. He also gives a great methodology for finding trusted readers and we both share our experiences on how to best utilize the fantastic Austin Film Festival. I hope you enjoy…"

LINKS

Mike's New Children's Book

Mike's Homepage

Austin Filmn Festival

Comment on this episode here or by writing john@chronicrift.com.


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CRAIG ENGLER of Syfy’s Z NATION joins Arnold and Scott to chat about apocalyptic Americana, wielding the right Z-Whacker, and creating a brand-new TV zombie saga in a world of 4,000 police procedurals. Dodge the Liberty Bell and avoid the cannibals, because it’s time to pledge allegiance to the Z NATION!

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

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

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Welcome to the Diner

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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”


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The fellas stave off a quack attack in the mail....sac, a Florida block in the news, and Dan reviews the film "Muscle Shoals". It's all found here on Show 044! Subscribe today!  Check out all the fun of past episodes by visiting them on the web.

 

 

SHOW OPEN

  • An Old Timey Intro
  • An All-New Du-RANT-e from Travis
  • A trip inside the Mail….sac: A twit answers Dan’s fake question
  • Here are the articles to which you’ll hear us refer:
  • --Heel Inc. leaves North American market
  • --Guess the “fake” cure
  • --The xkcd cartoon with the quote about CVS
  • Impossible Travia: THEME- HOMEOPATHY

FLASHBACK: THE PIRATE SHIP YEARS

  • The Sportsdeck segment from Episode 3 of the Pirate Ship

THE NEWS WITH TRAVIS

  • Teacher threatens students with something inevitable
  • Florida Block
  • Saggy pants ban pulled up, much to Larry Platt’s chagrin
  • “Commerce woman released after lab analysis backs her SpaghettiOs claim”

SHOW CLOSE

  • Dan: The Man: Audio Edition Part 2
  • Travis said to Dan, “May I Suggest… you watch a documentary film called Muscle Shoals?” – and Dan gives his thoughts.
  • Travis says to Dan, “May I Suggest… you listen to the podcast what is called The Dana Gould Hour?” – tune in a month from now to hear what Dan has to say!

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

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Anthony chats with Sean Brown of Mr B Games about Steampunk Fantasy Alien Pirate Cowboys...or something like that.
 
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John attended DragonCon 2014 in Atalanta, Georgia and participated in a number of panels.  One of them was for the 75th anniversary of Batman.  The panel was large and there are a lot of voices that you'll hear, but the content is worth it.

 

Panelists include:

Mike Gordon - writer, publisher, co-host of Earthstation One Podcast

Michael Bailey - podcaster, host of Bailey's Batman Podcast

Will Price - fan

Michael Falkner - podcaster, The Weekly Podioplex, The Chronic Rift

Geena Phillips - blogger, reviewer of the 66 Batman series

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


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Coal Hill school has a new Caretaker, but he looks a lot like a certain arrogant alien seeking a rogue killing machine known as the Skovox Blitzer! Can two schoolteachers and a student provide any help to this mysterious grey-haired time traveler with his strange blue box, or will the tetchy Time Lord resist all aid and endanger them all? Join Scott Alan Woodard and Arnold T. Blumberg as they brush up on their maths, skip P.E., and review the latest episode of DOCTOR WHO!

Show Music: Rory Hoy’s 50 Years Of Time And Space Mix.

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Krissy Myers returns to host this Spotlight episode where she had the opportunity to sit in on a chat with British television director Graeme Harper.  While best known for his work on the Doctor Who series, Harper is known for a number of other British television shows which he talks about in this episode.

Comment on this episode here or by writing john@chronicrift.com.  Please rate the episode using our star system at the bottom of this entry.

 


 


Graeme Harper was originally a child actor, appearing in adaptations of "The Silver Sword" and "The Pickwick Papers" amongst other productions, before becoming a floor assistant at the BBC in 1965 and then an assistant floor manager in 1969. He worked on the Doctor Who adventures "Colony in Space," "Planet of the Daleks," "Planet of the Daleks" and "Planet of the Spiders" during the Jon Pertwee years, and "The Seeds of Doom" and "Warriors' Gate" in the Tom Baker era. In 1980 Harper started on the BBC's director's course. "The Caves of Androzani" was the first job he got as a freelance director after working on "Angels" for Julia Smith. Harper went on to direct one further Doctor Who story, "Revelations of the Daleks," and was also to have directed the third story in the abandoned season twenty-three which would have been either Philip Martin's "Mission to Magnus" or Robert Holmes's "Yellow Fever and How to Cure It." Harper went on to work on shows such as "District Nurse," "Hope and Glory," "Star Cops," "Boon," "The House of Windsor," "The Bill," "The House of Elliot" and "september Song" and is one of the industry's most sought after directors. In 1993 he was scheduled to direct "The Dark Dimension," an ultimately un-made thirtieth anniversary Doctor Who story.

 

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Tonights Diners: Scott and M


Welcome to the Diner

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

Tonight's Menu

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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Oscar authorizes the reactivation of Barney Hiller (Miller) as an experiment to see if it is possible to activate and reactivate bionic units when needed.  Steve objects, but it is too late.

For Barney, it's an opportunity to get back on the race track as he's lost his edge ever since his accident.  When this doesn't work, Barney lashes out in frustration at his potential sponsor nearly killing him.  Barney is unaware that the man survived and is blackmailed by a former OSI scientist to commit crimes.

Can Steve find Barney without doing an "I told you so" dance for Oscar and Rudy?  What's the deal with the name change?  And what's the deal with Rudy?  These questions and perhaps a few more will be answered in this episode of Cyborgs: A Bionic Podcast.

Joining John and Paul is Time Life Six Million Dollar Man DVD Collection consultant Matt Hankinson.

Purchase the season three Universal DVD release of The Six Million Dollar Man. In doing so, you help support the podcast.

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

Rating:

Bionic Wiki entry

The Six Million Dollar Blog entry

(coming soon)



Matt Hankinson writes, "Besides the Time-Life DVD release of SMDM (for which I served as "chief creative consultant"), I had previously worked with Herbie J Pilato on his long-in-development The Bionic Book, and served as consultant and wrote the episode copy for Rittenhouse Archive's 2004 Six Million Dollar Man trading card series.

I also attended both Bionicon conventions (2006 & 2007) and several of Lindsay Wagner's fan events. With the exception of Lee Majors, I've been fortunate to have met all the cast members and producer Kenneth Johnson. I've known both Paul and Joe from our years at the online forum, and have met Paul in-person at the Bionicons and Lindsay's events.

 

I live in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I've been a HUGE fan of both bionic shows since I first saw the SMDM pilot movie when I was seven years old. It's literally been a life-long fascination and dedication for me. Getting to work so extensively on the SMDM DVD release was like a dream-come-true, and being able to bring a few friends along for the ride made it extra special."

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It's all the Dan: The Mans crammed into a tight, podcast package! Get it today! Show 043!Check out all the fun of past episodes by visiting them on the web.

 

 

This week we present a flashback to every Dan: The Man segment:

  • From Show 025 – THEME: A famous Dan
  • From Show 026 – THEME: A famous Dan
  • From Show 030 – THEME: A famous Dan
  • From Show 031 – THEME: A famous Dan
  • From Show 032 – THEME: A famous Dan
  • From Show 033 – THEME: A famous Dan
  • From Show 034 – THEME: A famous Dan
  • From Show 035 – THEME: A famous Dan
  • From Show 036 – THEME: A famous Dan
  • From Show 037 – THEME: RAPID FIRE LIGHTNING ROUND-A famous Dan
  • From Show 038 – THEME: A famous Dan
  • From Show 039 – THEME: A famous Dan
  • From Show 040 – THEME: A famous Dan
  • From Show 041 – THEME: AUDIO EDITION-A famous Dan
  • From Show 042 – THEME: A famous Dan

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

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Science fiction writer Scott Pearson (Star Trek: The Original Series: The More Things Change) and his daughter look back over the X-Men movies now that X-Men: Days of Future Past has hit the reset button on most of the series. It’s an epic spoiler-filled discussion of their favorite, and not so favorite, scenes throughout the franchise. Plus, a new segment of the show called “All the Squee,” as Ella welcomes her friend Lydia to the show to talk geek amongst themselves, this time focusing their teenage mutant powers on the X-Men. Special bonus-length episode!

 

 

 

 

 

Segments

Intro :30

X-Men 1:07

X2: X-Men United 6:27

X-Men: The Last Stand 12:31

X-Men Origins: Wolverine 29:19

X-Men: First Class 38:29

(The Wolverine 50:18)

X-Men: Days of Future Past 51:56

X-Men Roundup 1:11:30

All the Squee (with Ella and Lydia) 1:14:08


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The Weekly Podioplex returns after a brief hiatus with a new series of theatrical and DVD releases, plus movie news you can use.  Michael Falkner has all that and more on a new episode.

Check out the full show notes here and comment on the episode or write weeklypodioplex@gmail.com.


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Anthony welcomes back Scott "Tox" Morris to discuss Sheriff of Nottingham, Firefly Dice Game & GenCon.
 
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Here's how Tim describes this episode:

"In the most multicultural episode of the Express yet, I’m proud to be joined by actress, model and director Rizelle Januk. Rizelle is of Indian descent and joins us all the way from the nation of South Africa. I didn’t know a whole lot about Indian culture or South Africa so this episode turned out to be a real education for me. And despite the geographical distances Rizelle offers insight that will be useful to anyone on the outside of Hollywood who dreams of getting inside one day.

Rizelle talks about the challenges of chasing her dreams while living in a region that doesn’t have many opportunities. And what opportunities do arise, many casting people don’t know where to fit her because of her mixed heritage. However, Rizelle is not taking “no” for an answer and has created her own opportunities in several international independent films. She also highlights how to use social media for networking and how to capitalize on any kind of break, such as being a finalist for Miss Earth in 2010.

In order to make the time difference work, I had to stay up a bit late and Rizelle had to get up a bit early so please pardon any tiredness you may hear.  Overall, this is a great message about following your dreams, no matter what the restrictions. I hope you enjoy."

 

LINKS

Rizelle's Acting Reel

Girl Makes Indie homepage

youtube channel

Twitter

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Aired October 12/13, 1966

The Clock King plans a well timed crime spree that could go off without a hitch except for two things - Batman and Robin.

Joining John to time out the beats of this story is author, musician, and podcaster Keith R.A. DeCandido.

 

Get your hands on the Batman 66 series via our link here on Amazon.  In doing so, you not only have this excellent, remastered set that you can watch and follow along the podcast with, but you support the podcast as well.

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Keith R.A. DeCandido is a writer, editor, musician, podcaster, curator, voice actor, and probably some other stuff, too, but he can't remember due to lack of sleep. In 2009, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers, which means he never needs to achieve anything ever again.

He has written tie-in fiction in prose and comics form for more than twenty different universes ranging from TV shows (Star Trek,Farscape, Supernatural, Leverage, and many more) to movies (Cars, Serenity, Resident Evil, Kung Fu Panda), to games (World of Warcraft, Dungeons & Dragons, StarCraft, Command and Conquer) to comic books (Spider-Man, X-Men, Hulk, Silver Surfer). He is the author of the acclaimed Precinct series of fantasy police procedurals including Dragon Precinct, Unicorn Precinct, and Goblin Precinct, with 2013 seeing the release of Gryphon Precinct and Tales from Dragon Precinct, as well as a comic book and audios of all four novels.

Other recent work includes writing the monthly Farscape comic book with series creator Rockne S. O'Bannon; the SCPD novel The Case of the Claw, a novel about cops in a city filled with superheroes; the Leverage novel The Zoo Job; the comic book miniseries The Fallen; the short-story collection Ragnarok and Roll: Tales of Cassie Zukav, Weirdness Magnet, urban fantasy stories taking place in Key West; and short stories in the anthologies Apocalypse 13, Bad-Ass Faeries: It's Elemental, Defending the Future: Best Laid Plans, Liar Liar, More Tales of Zorro, Star Trek: Seven Deadly Sins, and Tales from the House Band Vols. 1 & 2. He has also contributed to several shard worlds: Steven Savile's Viral (the novella -30-), Aaron Rosenberg & David Niall Wilson's The Scattered Earth (the novel Guilt in Innocence), and Jonathan Maberry's V-Wars (the story "The Ballad of Big Charlie").

Keith is also a longtime editor. He was the supervising editor of the Marvel novels published by Penguin Putnam from 1994-2000 and the monthly series of Star Trek eBook originals published by Simon & Schuster from 2000-2008. His anthology credits range from Imaginings and Liar Liar to the Doctor Who: Short Trips anthology The Quality of Leadership to the Star Trek anthologies New Frontier: No Limits, Tales from the Captain's Table, and Tales of the Dominion War. Currently he edits for clients both personal and corporate via KRADitorial.

Keith is a musician, once the percussionist for the Don't Quit Your Day Job Players (musical guests of Dragon*Con in 1998), currently the percussionist of sometime D*C filk guests the Boogie Knights. His work can be heard on the DQYDJP CDs TKB and Blues Spoken Here and the BK CDs Many a Sleepless Knight and Wasted Days, Wasted Knights.

Of late, Keith has become a serious podcaster -- he's part of the staff of The Chronic Rift, a pop-culture podcast, and has his own 'cast, Dead Kitchen Radio. He also provides voices for the audio dramas The Dome, Gypsy Cove, and the Parsec Award-winning HG World.

On top of all this, Keith is a black belt in Kenshikai karate and a devoted fan of the New York Yankees (in fact, he co-edited the 2013 Yankees Annual for Lindy's Magazines). He lives in New York City with a couple of humans and several animals. Find out less as his cheerfully retro web site of DeCandido.net, which provides links to his Facebook page, his Twitter feed, his blog, his podcasts, and many and varied other things that probably sound cooler than they actually are.

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SATINE PHOENIX joins Scott and Arnold for a “Time Heist!” The Doctor and Clara have to pull off quite a caper, but they can’t remember why! Joined by two new friends and facing a creature that can crush a cranium simply by feeding on memory, the Time Lord and his trusty companion will have to pull off the heist of several lifetimes…but what secrets are locked away in the Private Vault? Join Scott Alan Woodard, Arnold T. Blumberg, and Satine Phoenix as they conspire and converse about the latest Series 8 adventure on DOCTOR WHO!

SPECIAL GUEST INTRODUCTION also provided by Satine!

Show Music: Rory Hoy’s 50 Years Of Time And Space Mix.

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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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Show 042! Manifesto! Chicken Keyboards! Legends cut down in their prime! Tons of fun! Subscribe today! Check out all the fun of past episodes by visiting them on the web.

 

 

SHOW OPEN

  • Ka-Errata-e Kid
  • Impossible Travia: THEME- SEPTEMBER
  • Funny or frightening? A street paper manifesto

 

ASK HANDSOME TIMMY D

  • Which entertainer who passed away in their prime would have gone on to have the biggest affect on their respective field/craft? and/or Who became a legend due to an early demise who otherwise might’ve been largely forgotten or marginalized?

 

THE NEWS WITH TRAVIS

  • Funeral in a jiffy
  • これはKFCのチキンキーボードです。マウスがペイロニー病を持っています!
  • Toyboy boyfriend helps girlfriend become boobgirl

 

SHOW CLOSE

  • Red Flags Of The Internet UPDATE: That God Damn Particle
  • Dan: The Man: Audio Edition
  • Some ValiDANtion regarding bats--

 

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Here's how Tim describes this episode:

"This week on the Handsome Timmy D Express, I am thrilled to welcome to the show one of the most unique individuals whom I’ve ever had the privilege of knowing, Christopher J Garcia. Chris is the curator the Computer History Museum in the beautiful bay area city of Mountain View. He’s also a writer, filmmaker and a Hugo-Award winning editor of a the acclaimed fanzine, The Drink Tank. (For real, check out his acceptance speech below, it’s amazing – heart-warming and honest)

One of Chris’ many projects when he’s not sleeping at all is the Silicon Valley Science Fiction Short Film Festival. Chris goes into a great detail about what makes this Festival special and why he’s so passionate about it. He also gives a great look into the independent film scene from a distribution perspective and how the recent changes in the industry could mean great news for low-to-no budget filmmakers. And it’s shocking how little he and I, two lifelong wrestling fans, actually talk wrestling. But we do sidestep into the universe of Dune for a bit. I hope you’ll enjoy."

LINKS

The Silicon Valley Science Fiction Short Film Festival

Rock The Block: The Story Of The Cactus Club

youtube channel

The Computer History Museum

Chris’ famous Hugo Awards Speech

His Award winning fanzine

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This time on Presenting the Transcription Feature, George Burns and Gracie Allen start things off.  George has inherited money that must be used for his college education.  So, at the age of 50, he’s attending college and none too happy about it.  To get him to stay, Gracie asks George’s pal Jack Benny to enroll as well.  Then Rex Stout’s famously fat (and famously brilliant) private investigator Nero Wolfe gets involved with a stolen Shakespeare First Folio.  What is a copy of it doing hidden in a volume of Spinoza that a cabby bought for 25 cents?

 

Episodes

Burns and Allen “George and Jack Go to College” November 29, 1945 6:24

 

The Amazing Nero Wolfe

“The Shakespeare Folio”

December 15, 1946

39:53

 


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What’s that thing under the bed? The Doctor is determined to find out, but what begins as intellectual curiosity not only interferes with Clara and Danny’s date but leads to a stunning revelation about the Doctor and the very nature of DOCTOR WHO itself that has all of fandom reeling! Join Scott Alan Woodard and Arnold T. Blumberg as they lock the doors, talk to themselves, and discover why their Time Lord hero has fought monsters all his lives!

SPECIAL GUEST INTRODUCTION Provided by Toby “Moths Ate My Doctor Who Scarf” Hadoke!

Show Music: Rory Hoy’s 50 Years Of Time And Space Mix.

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Julien returns for more SNL talk, plus Travis reviews the Davey Mac Sports Program as part of "May I Suggest?". Also, a twist on the old "Dan: The Man". It's Show 041! Believe it! Subscribe today!Check out all the fun of past episodes by visiting them on the web.

 

SHOW OPEN

 

  • Umlike

 

  • Bat Mania Update: Madonna Cone Bras Are The Solution
  • Joan Rivers: more than just a fashion cop
  • Red Flags Of The Internet: Doomsday Headlines
  • Impossible Travia: THEME- STAGE NAMES

 

DOCTOR J. ALFRED MARQUES & HIS PYGMY PONY

 

  • More SNL talk, this time, 2 things: Greatest Host and Most Underrated Cast members

 

THE NEWS WITH TRAVIS

 

  • Man does all the types of touching of himself
  • Dogroom
  • Cherries Waffles Tennis Eats Shoots and Leaves

 

SHOW CLOSE

 

  • Travis’s Short Jimmy Du-RANT-e
  • Dan: The Man: Audio Edition
  • Dan said to Travis, “May I Suggest… you listen to the podcast calledThe Davey Mac Sports Program” – and Travis gives his thoughts
  • Dan says to Travis, “May I Suggest… you listen to the album Metal Fatigue by the guitarist Allan Holdsworth?” – tune in a month from now to hear what Travis has to say!

 

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Here's how Tim describes this episode:

"Alright, let’s get into some nuts and bolts screenwriting stuff. My guest for episode 11 is Stephen J Llorens who joins us fresh off the heels of his very first job as a screenwriter for hire. That’s a bit different than selling a spec as you’ll hear. Stephen will tell us how he got hired and gives a rundown on exactly how to be professional screenwriter when trying to meld his vision with the notes of his employers. It’s a tricky tight rope that screenwriters have been walking for decades and Stephen offers us some great insights on how to take those steps.

Stephen and I also compare notes on how to tackle writing amidst a busy life. Stephen is the proud father of two very young children so if a parent with a toddler & infant can find the time to finish a script, the rest of us have no excuse. And if that’s not enough, we also found some time to further explore some of the diversity issues that challenge minority writers in 2014. Stephen & I haven’t spoken in a while so we were excited to catch up. As a result this week’s show runs a little long but I don’t think you guys will mind."

LINKS

The Asylum

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The Guardians of the Galaxy drops from the top spot meaning there's a new box office champ.  With host Michael Falkner taking a week off, there's twice as many contenders to fight to knock the Idris Elba thriller No Good Deed from its perch.  There's all this and upcoming DVD releases on a new The Weekly Podioplex.

Check out the full show notes here and comment on the episode or write weeklypodioplex@gmail.com.


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Anthony sits down with Phillip duBarry to discuss games, Kickstarter and breaking commandments. 
 
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Syfy sprints into the zombie TV craze with the new Asylum-produced series Z NATION! With a premiere episode titled “Puppies and Kittens,” characters using the zed word, and a baby with a serious complexion problem, there’s no doubt this isn’t your father’s WALKING DEAD. Arnold and Scott weigh in on the show’s debut, and Arnold catches us up on the recent INFECT SCRANTON zombie event in Pennsylvania that featured guests including no less than FOUR Leatherfaces, THE WALKING DEAD’s Brighton Sharbino, Addy Miller, and Michael Koske, and NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD legend John Russo! Oh, and a certain Doctor and his ZOMBIEMANIA co-author, Andy Hershberger! Now…RUN!

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

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Infect Scranton

Miss Megan’s “Lil” Petshop of Horrors


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The Doctor is sure that Robin Hood isn’t real, but Clara wants to meet the dashing outlaw and his Merry Men anyway. When the legendary team turns out to BE there in 1190 (ish) Sherwood Forest, what’s a Time Lord to do? Join Scott Alan Woodard and Arnold T. Blumberg as they banter and laugh over dastardly Sheriffs, robotic minions, and spaceships gone awry…again!

SPECIAL GUEST INTRODUCTION Provided by Mark “Shaun of the Dead” Donovan!

Show Music: Rory Hoy’s 50 Years Of Time And Space Mix.

Additional Music: “English Bard” from Candlelight Tales by Derek Flechter.

We welcome all feedback at whostalkingpodcast@yahoo.comcontact@g2vpodcast.com, or on the G2V Facebook page! Find the show on Twitter at @WhosTalkingCast!

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Pathfinder Legends 1.4 Rise of the Runelords: Fortress of the Stone Giants (Big Finish)

mark.donovan.net

Mark Donovan on Twitter: @markydonovan

Why Does Iowa Like Doctor Who So Much? by Lea A. Donovan

 

 

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***THIS EPISODE CONTAINS SCENES OF INTENSE VIOLENCE THAT MAY BE DISTRESSING TO SOME LISTENERS. LISTENER-DISCRETION IS ADVISED.***

Seasons change as we look in on the people of HG World, the First Church of Wishwell and the United Nations Necroambulate Disposal Detail. A stand off between the U N and Happy Valley Militia is interrupted by the arrival of a common enemy. Tensions between the constables of HG World come to a head. Ronni finally learns the fate of her family. Members of the church begin to break down as Pastor Dawkins tries to keep them calm and organized in preparation for a long, cold winter.

Featured in the cast were Frank Bedene as DAD, Mark Zaricor as DAWKINS, Jules Ismail as DIRK and KIRK, Lee Sands as DOGBERRY, Tracy Hall as DOREEN, Steve Cox as FISHER, Michael L Stokes as GRANT, Audio Élan as Mrs. GREEN, Ryan Smith as HICKS, Glenn Bartram as HUGH, DT Kelly as JEB, Lance Schonberg as KRANTZ, Shane Harris as MAYOR, Ayoub Khote as McINNES, Dedrick Jensen-Woodard as OHLSON, Becca Rinas as RONNI, Gwendolyn Jensen-Woodard as JO, Kimberly Gianopoulos as SGT WAKE, Eric Avedissian as THOMAS, Keith R A DeCandido as TODD RAGE, Ron Runeborg as YING.

The episode was Written and Directed by Jay Smith. Edited and Engineered by Michael Stokes HG World is produced by Jay Smith & Michael L Stokes with production assistance by Martha Linbo-Terhaar and Carole Stokes. Production Logo and additional Art by Adrianna Linbo-Terhaar.

​This show was edited with Reaper Audio Editor with some Sound Effects from freesound.org. For a full list of Freesound contributors, please visit us at www.goodmorningsurvivors.com. Jonathan Coulton appears courtesy of the Creative Commons License. Visit jonathancoulton.com for music downloads and concert information. Music Credits: "One of Them" - Kevin MacLeod "Cowboy Whiskey" by http://www.freesoundtrackmusic.com "Long Note One" - Kevin MacLeod "Trio for Piano, Cello, and Clarinet" - Kevin MacLeod "Stages of Grief" - Kevin MacLeod<

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We have to be clear about this: There are bad movies; there are reprehensible movies; there are movies that make you consider taking out a contract on the entire DGA, just to be sure that never in the future of humankind will there be a chance that such an affront to common decency could again be committed. And then there are films that are a strangely exhilarating kind of awful, the kind that actually restore your faith in the perverse diversity of the human race, that re-instill your wonder in the awesome chaos of the universe, that, as the slogan for Temple of Bad has it, are truly a religious experience. Such a film is A TALKING CAT!?! A putative family comedy that isn’t funny (at least not in a deliberate way) and that would likely rupture any family unfortunate enough to be exposed to it, this film starts with the premise that people would listen to a cat that dispenses cryptic directives in the voice of Eric Roberts, and then throws such niceties as narrative coherence, plausible characterization, decent production values, and commonsense behavior out the window in its attempt to fill its scant eighty-five minutes with something that justifies its existence.

The Temple of Bad team of Andrea Lipinski, Orenthal V. Hawkins, Kevin Lauderdale and Dan Persons get together to try to puzzle out some method behind A TALKING CAT!?!’s madness (spoiler: they don’t succeed). Click on the player to hear the show.

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Aired October 5/6, 1966

Ma Parker has made a name for herself throughout the United States as one of the most difficult to capture criminals. When she sets her sights on Gotham City, it doesn't take the Dynamic Duo long to round her and her "boys" up, deposting them in Gotham State Penitentiary. In fact, it seems a little too easy. What is her grand scheme and will Batman figure it out?

Joining John to talk about mother of all villains is HG World's Jay Smith.

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

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

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

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Here's how Tim describes this episode:

"Time for Episode 10 of the Handsome Timmy D Express and this week I welcome Talia Harari who’s worn many hats in the world of reality television. However, this week we talk mostly about her experience in the world of comedy as she’s been doing stand-up in the Los Angeles area for 4 years now.

Talia takes us step by step through the process of coming up with material and the terrifying last few moments before walking on stage to make strangers laugh. She tells us about the rush of making a crowd laugh and those terrible nights when they don’t. And we revisit the topic of challenges facing women in comedy – and entertainment in general.

Also, Talia goes into great detail about working on set with Joan Rivers who recently passed making the world a lot less funny. This episode, I think, serves as a fitting tribute to a comedy icon especially because this contains some very not safe for work language so put the kids to bed, it’s time for Talia Harari on the Handsome Timmy D Express… topic of challenges facing women in comedy – and entertainment in general."

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With a slow box office weekend, Guardians of the Galaxy continues to hold the top position by default.  Can this continue much longer? What's in store for the theaters this weekend?  Michael Falkner has the news on a new The Weekly Podioplex.

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Time to review some zombie literature before it gathers dust on the Doctor’s shelves! Since the show began, many have suggested or offered a variety of comics and books for review. In this episode we play catch-up, taking a look at the exploits of a reanimated cat, the “true” story of the cursed Old West, the effects of a zombie outbreak on America’s Favorite Teenager, and the first volume in an ongoing apocalyptic literary saga. Pull up a seat in the Library of the Living Dead, but stay quiet…they can find you by the beat of your heart!

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

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ZOMBIE CAT: THE TALE OF A DECOMPOSING KITTY

ZOMBIE CAT Teasers

DEADSKINS at FriedComics.com

AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE: ESCAPE FROM RIVERDALE

AUTUMN BY DAVID MOODY


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ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL!

Steve's good friend, running back Larry Bronco, is kidnapped by a disgruntled teammate on the day of an important game.  Can Steve and Larry make their way through a defensive line that is itching to kill them?

Joining John and Paul is author Dayton Ward.

Purchase the season three Universal DVD release of The Six Million Dollar Man. In doing so, you help support the podcast.

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Dayton Ward is the author of numerous media tie-in fiction works in such realms as Star Trek and The 4400.  He is also the author of such original works as Counterstrike, The Last World War, Book 2 and The Genesis Protocol. When he's not writing or working for a software design firm, he's busy indoctrinating his two lovely daughters into the worlds that have so seriously warped his mind.

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Bats? Check. Vermeers? Check. Sketch comedy discussions? Check. All this and more on a brand new Dan & Travis Show podcast! Show 040. Subscribe today! Check out all the fun of past episodes by visiting them on the web.

 

SHOW OPEN

  • Bat Mania In The Power Kingdom: Harrowing Tales From The Edge Of Insanity
  • Impossible Travia: THEME- BATS

 

DOCTOR J. ALFRED MARQUES & HIS PYGMY PONY

  • Granland.com’s SNL bracket
  • Who is the Doctor’s pick for the best cast member ever? Do Dan & Travis agree with him? Find out!

 

THE NEWS WITH TRAVIS

  • More chicken chicanery
  • Tatting toward tabby-dom
  • Gabe?

 

SHOW CLOSE

  • Dan: The Man
  • Travis said to Dan, “May I Suggest… you watch the documentary film called Tim’s Vermeer” – and Dan gives his thoughts
  • Travis says to Dan, “May I Suggest… you watch another documentary film called Muscle Shoals?” – tune in a month from now to hear what Dan has to say!

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

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Peter Capaldi’s Doctor meets the Daleks for the first time as he’s forced to go on a fantastic voyage into the body, mind, and soul of one of his greatest enemies! Join Scott Alan Woodard and Arnold T. Blumberg as they talk over trekking through Daleks and watch a star being born…the new Doctor, of course! And see if you agree with Scott’s timey wimey theory about Danny Pink!

SPECIAL GUEST INTRODUCTION Provided by Terry “Davros” Molloy!

Show Music: Rory Hoy’s 50 Years Of Time And Space Mix.

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Tonights Diners: Scott, Miles, and M


Welcome to the Diner

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

Tonight's Menu

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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Here's how Tim describes this episode:

"This is a real informative interview with a gentleman who wears many hats. Dr. Arnold T Blumberg is a college professor, a writer, a podcaster and a publisher. Arnold’s expertise lies within the genres of horror, science fiction and comic books. You may have seen Arnold on nationwide news shows and documentaries as his expertise in all things zombies is often sought out in the media. In fact, he’s such as an expert, he teaches very popular college courses on zombies and comic books amongst other pop culture subjects. Though as you’ll hear, those classes are not pop culture trivia cake walks. Arnold instructs people on how not to be passive viewers and to understand the themes of the media they enjoy.

Arnold is an experienced podcasting host of not one, not two but three different podcasts exploring many aspects of pop culture. It’s fairer to say that Arnold was my co-host this week not my guest. Here, he gives a fascinating overview of zombie mythology in the context of American history as well as the universality of comic book stories and of course, we talk about Doctor Who. I’m happy to say I learned a lot about these topics and I hope you will as well."

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The Guardians of the Galaxy held out for another week at the top, making this a good holiday weekend for Marvel.  What's in store for the theaters this weekend?  Michael Falkner has the news on a new The Weekly Podioplex.

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Show 039! It's a collection of Impossible Travias!  See how much Travis doesn't know. It's a new Dan & Travis Show.Check out all the fun of past episodes by visiting them on the web.

 

 

SHOW OPEN

With Travis physically ill this week, and Dan suffering mental anguish following multiple bat sightings in his home, this week we present a flashback to every Impossible Travia segment:

  • From Show 022 – THEME: General
  • From Show 023 – THEME: Prisons
  • From Show 024 – THEME: U.S. States
  • From Show 025 – THEME: World Cities
  • From Show 027 – THEME: Julien Edition – Women In Sports
  • From Show 028 – THEME: Gabe Edition – Twins
  • From Show 029 – THEME: Handsome Timmy D Edition – Famous Tims
  • From Show 030 – THEME: Real Names of Performers
  • From Show 031 – THEME: Name Another Song
  • From Show 032 – THEME: SPECIAL EDITION – THE GOLDEN GIRLS
  • From Show 033 – THEME: Impossible
  • From Show 034 – THEME: General Hospital
  • From Show 035 – THEME: The Wonder Years
  • From Show 036 – THEME: William Shatner
  • From Show 037 – THEME: Robots
  • From Show 038 – THEME: Robbie Williams

Send your ideas for questions and themes to impossibletravia@gmail.com.

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Take a “Deep Breath” as we welcome new Doctor Peter Capaldi to the TARDIS in the first-ever episode of WHO’S TALKING! DOCTOR WHO is back on our screens with the debut of Series 8, and there’s a new Time Lord in town. Join Scott Alan Woodard and Arnold T. Blumberg as they apply their pudding-brains to reviewing the episode and chatting about where this new Doctor may be heading in the future…or the past, there’s a good fellow!

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You'll hear it in the show, and I'm not going to hide it: I was kinda intimidated talking to Richard Lewis. A brilliant comedian with a lightning-fast mind, Lewis has bested interviewers with far more supple intellects than yours truly. To add to my anxiety, I went into the discussion having watched DRUNKS, the 1995 feature film in which Lewis reveals a rarely seen facility for soul-searing drama. Fully aware of his range and his skill, I knew this discussion was going to be working at a wholly different level than my typical, cozy little chats.
 
And, bless him, Lewis was great. Our conversation focuses on RICHARD LEWIS: BUNDLE OF NERVES -- a just-released two-disc set that includes DRUNKS, as well his acting debut, DIARY OF A YOUNG COMIC, a new-to-DVD HBO special, MAGICAL MISERY TOUR, and a bonus, documentary feature, HOUSE OF A LIFETIME. In the course of the conversation, Lewis discusses his inspirations, explores his ambitions, and just in passing points out that the host of a certain, film-centric podcast shouldn't presume that everything can be filtered through the wisdom of Cahiers du Cinema. Click on the player to hear the show.
 
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Matt & Anthony are joined by gaming friend Keith Collins to discuss their experience at GenCon 2014.
 
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On the latest episode of Presenting the Transcription Feature you meet the strange being who knows many things, for he walks by night and knows many strange tales hidden in the hearts of men and women:  The Whistler.  This anthology suspense show “starred” a narrator / Greek chorus, who sometimes mocked, and sometimes encouraged, the criminals in the tales he told.  Then it’s time to see if you have the proper education to survive life in the 1940s with Information Please.  This episode of the venerable quiz show seems to have a few more political questions than usual—probably because the U.S. was just months away from going the Allied forces in World War II.

 

Episodes

The Whistler

"Seven Steps to Murder"

February 3, 1947

3:20

 

 

Information Please
April 4, 1941 34:08

 


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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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Here's how Tim describes this episode:

"A very interesting Episode 8 is on deck. This week I welcome publicist AJ Feuerman. AJ’s experience in public relations runs a wide spectrum of many projects of varying media platforms. She’s done work for artists such as Bon Jovi, The Rolling Stones and The Who. As well as for TV shows like Glee, Homeland and Burn Notice. She’s also done PR for the feature films Rampart, Puncture and Trespass (but she is not biased against movies with more than one word in their title.)

In this episode, we discuss the challenges of image management for huge big budget projects as well as branding yourself in the internet age. We also break the fourth wall a little bit talking about the world of blogging in the ever-changing digital landscape. And an avid Whovian, AJ and I discuss the brand new season of Doctor Who with the brand new Doctor, Peter Capaldi, I hope you enjoy.

Quick-note: There were a few moments of lost internet connection during the interviews so you may hear some edit points where I cleaned those up. It should not effect any listening enjoyment."

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Links

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Unfortunately we couldn’t find the Vanity Fair article referenced in the podcast but AJ sent these along:
http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,1045856,00.html
http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/life/people/2005-04-05-housewives-vanity-fair_x.htm


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Science fiction writer Scott Pearson (Star Trek: The Original Series: The More Things Change) and his daughter welcome comic book historian Alan “Sizzler” Kistler to talk about—you guessed it—comic books! Fans, writers, artists, movies, publishers, conventions, women in comics, and more are discussed in a wide-ranging talk that wraps up season two of the show in fine geek style.

 

 

 

 

Segments

Intro :30

Hooked on Comics 1:30

Becoming a Comic Book Historian 10:15

Geek Tests are Stupid 17:54

Marvel vs. DC in Comics and Movies 19:56

Where are the Female Superheroes? 33:13

Tales of San Diego Comic-Con 44:12

Moderating Quentin Tarantino 49:07

Aging and De-Aging Heroes 51:23

Tim Gunn and Agents of S.T.Y.L.E. 56:48

Jumping-On Points for New Marvel Readers 1:01:30

Interviewing Grant Morrison 1:16:50

Agents and Books and Scripts 1:20:40

End Notes 1:25:39


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The Guardians of the Galaxy proves its vialbilty as a franchise with its return to the top of the box office after two weeks away.  Micahel Falkner talks about this and more on a new Weekly Podioplex.

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Aired September 28/29, 1966

 

King Tut returns to Gotham City with what appears to be his usual bag of tricks as the Sphinx returns as well with new proclamations. But there's more to his scheme this time around. He has a plan to subjugate the entire population of Gotham. Can Batman and Robin thwart him?

 

Joining John to talk about King Tut's less than stellar return in author Julio Angel Ortiz.

Get your copy of Gotham City 14 Miles through our Amazon store.  In doing so, you not only get a great collection of essays on the 60's Batman series, but you support The Batcave Podcast as well.  Thank you.

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A native of Toledo, Ohio, Julio Angel Ortiz is a writer in both print and electronic media. Julio has had an audio drama released for the original sci-fi series The Dome with another to be produced shortly and short stories published in collections by Obverse Books featuring Iris Wildthyme and Señor 105. He also has several eBooks available for Kindle via his Vox Camera imprint. When not banging his head against his notebook in order to string words together, Julio works in Information Technology during the day and is also active blogging, posting on Twitter, and working at his photography.

 

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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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Dan Persons says:

Sometimes doing the job is reward in itself. That’s what it was like for me to talk with Greg Nicotero. From DAWN OF THE DEAD to BREAKING BAD, from ARMY OF DARKNESS to OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL, from HOSTEL to SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR, his vivid and creative makeup effects work has brought the fantastic, the grotesque, and the sometimes-just-plain-realistic to a dazzling kaleidoscope of film and TV projects.

That includes THE WALKING DEAD, the blockbuster TV series which scooped up a couple of primetime Emmy awards for Nicotero’s work in bringing the flesh-hungry walkers to gruesome… uh, life? Death? Anyway, in honor of the release of the complete fourth season on DVD and Blu-ray this Tuesday, we got some time with Greg to talk about the finer points of zombie nurturing and care.

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Here's how Tim describes this episode:

"Before Doctor Who returned in 2005 to become the huge global phenom it is today, a company called Big Finish got the license to produce first-run, full-cast audio dramas. And I’m happy to report they are still going strong to this day. Many of the stories were as good as any Doctor Who on TV (before or since) and several authors in particular stood out from the crowd in taking the good Doctor to brave, new frontiers. One of those authors was Joseph Lidster and I’m very excited that he’s my guest on today’s episode.

Joseph’s story “Master” which was part of the Doctor Who’s 40th anniversary villains trilogy in 2003 was a gothic murder mystery that unabashedly explored the nature of good and evil within one’s soul. I hated Joseph Lidster when I first heard this play because I thought it was simply brilliant. I remain inspired by the piece’s clear cut characters and unapologetic tackling of difficult themes.

When Doctor Who did return, the credit “Written By Joseph Lidster” found its way to our screens on the highly popular spin-off series’ Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures, where Joseph continued to take the lead characters on dark – and often humorous – explorations of their nightmares and their fears. Joseph has since written for the TV show Wizards and Aliens which was produced by Russell T Davies and Phil Ford. Also for Big Finish, Joseph has written for and produced their licensed line of Dark Shadows audio plays. He’s currently working on a new mini-series for the line coming soon called “Bloodlust.”

With the shadow of Robin Williams’ suicide still cast, this is an open and honest discussion about writing about and with clinical depression. Joseph and I swam in some deep waters here which I feel are very beneficial to the overall conversation as we try to expand our understanding of depression and mental illness.  I hope you enjoy."

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Big Finish Audio - "The Rapture"

Big Finish Audio - "Master"

Big Finish Audio - "Bloodlust"

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles continued to dominate the box office last weekend.  Does it have what it takes to do it again this weekend with all the new movie releases on the slate?  After weeks of quiet TV on DVD releases, there is an explosions of options to choose from.  All this, plus a request to help fellow podcaster P.G. Holyfield from Michael Falkner on this week's delayed Weekly Podioplex.

NOTE: This episode was recorded earlier in the week.  Since that time, P.G. has lost his battle with cancer.  We extend our condolences to the family and friends who knew him well.  You can still help though as he leaves behind three daughters and mounting bills from his brief struggle with the disease.  Click on the link here to learn more.

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Anthony sits down with Mike Friesen of Lamp Light Games to discuss their new KS for Nautilus Industries as well as their upcoming release Space Junk.
 
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Michael Falkner takes control of the spotlight as he interviews author Lauren Orbison about her first children's book, Tortellini.

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Lauren Orbison is an independent author residing in Chattanooga, Tennessee with her husband and four ridiculous cats.  She is missing a small portion of her 22nd chromosome and offers a $50 reward if you find it.  Her mutant superpowers include befriending dragons, writing down her observations, and talking until people's ears fall off.  Tortellini is her first published book, though she plans to have more out shortly.

 

Theo Solorio has been drawing dragons since she was 3 years of age and still loves to draw them to this day. Besides drawing all the time, her other hobbies include listening to 70's and 80's tunes on cassette tape, watching classic Disney movies on VHS, and doing a little 2D animation.

She resides in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, and she dresses up as a dragon to avoid scaring the locals. Yep. She's an old-fashioned little green dragon.

 

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The Chronic Rift Network is thrilled to be able to have the comedy stylings of Dan Lackaye and Travis Searle on our network. The voyage of radio genius continues with a new episode.  Starting out as The Pirate Ship in the 90s, the boys charted the rough waters of the early days of the Internet and managed to deliver comedy gold week after week.  They were one of the inspirations for The Chronic Rift becoming a podcast.  Last fall, Dan & Travis reunited with a new podcast, bringing back many of the elements of the original Pirate Ship, and John has been on their case to join the network ever since.

Show 038! Robin Williams, Robbie Williams, 40 Pounds of Sports, The Davey Mac Sports Porgram and more! It's a new Dan & Travis Show.Check out all the fun of past episodes by visiting them on the web.

 

SHOW OPEN 

 

40 POUNDS OF SPORTS

  • Lebron, Lebatard, and the ruins of ESPN
  • More Robin Williams

 

THE NEWS WITH TRAVIS

 

SHOW CLOSE

  • Dan: The Man: The Special Edition Lightning Round – (HINT: Dan does a GREAT job on this one.)
  • Dan said to Travis, “May I Suggest… the musical stylings of the outfit Don’t Stop Or We’ll Die?” – and Travis gives his thoughts
  • Dan says to Travis, “May I Suggest… you listen to the podcast The Davey Mac Sports Program?” – tune in a month from now to hear what Travis has to say!

 

 

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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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Aired September 21/22, 1966

The Minstrel, a new villain, has appeared in Gotham City and he's holding the Gotham City Stock Exchange hostage with his extortion demands.  The Caped Crusaders are on the case, but it turns out that the Minstrel is Batman's intellectual equal when it comes to technology.  Can Batman outwit the Minstrel with the aid of his latest Bat-device, the Bat-Drone?

Joining John to talk about The Minstrel and the lost potential in what should have been a recurring villain is Gotham City 14 Miles editor, Jim Beard.

 

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

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

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

Websites

http://www.facebook.com/thebeardjimbeard

http://www.sgtjanus.blogspot.com

 

Get your copy of Jim's book and read more into the making of the series, the decisions that were made that caused it to succeed and ultimately, fail.

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"Quick Note: As you guys have figured out by now, these interviews are not recorded live. This week’s episode was recorded before yesterday’s still-stunning and all-too tragic news of Robin Williams’ sudden passing. I want to assure you that had we recorded after 4 PM yesterday, we would absolutely have touched upon Mr William’s career, especially his recent sitcom The Crazy Ones which would have fit into our discussion perfectly.  A great many words have been written about Mr. Williams’ death. I daresay everyone’s personal favorite joke, TV show or movie is the finest tribute anyone can write. And if not, then this one is: http://lisajakub.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/farewell-to-robin-williams-a-thank-you-note/

This week’s interview is about all sorts of good stuff in the world of TV. My guest is none other than Brian Veys, the Director of Worldwide Television Research at MGM Studios. And by research, I don’t mean looking stuff up on wikipedia. Television research is the collection and analysis of ratings. With viewing figures coming in from a historically varied number of sources, that research is becoming more complicated every year.

Brian and I discuss the nuts and bolts of ratings analysis and how it’s not the be-all-end-all of whether a show stays on the air. We also discuss the ever changing landscape of media delivery platforms, how social media influences ratings (if at all) and Brian puts me on the hot seat to talk about the increased savvy of today’s viewing audience. This is a fascinating look at ratings analysis, something I didn’t know a lot about, and a real informed glimpse at how TV decision making works."

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles did a surprisingly good turn at the box office and took the number one spot.  Can Guardians of the Galaxy take it back when movie-goers realize their horrible mistake or will this week's releases offer competition to both top films?  All this, plus a tribute to the late Robin Williams and more from Michael Falkner on this week's Weekly Podioplex.

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Welcome to the Diner

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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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Anthony & Matt discuss their most anticipated games from this years GenCon.
 
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The Chronic Rift Network is thrilled to be able to have the comedy stylings of Dan Lackaye and Travis Searle on our network. The voyage of radio genius continues with a new episode.  Starting out as The Pirate Ship in the 90s, the boys charted the rough waters of the early days of the Internet and managed to deliver comedy gold week after week.  They were one of the inspirations for The Chronic Rift becoming a podcast.  Last fall, Dan & Travis reunited with a new podcast, bringing back many of the elements of the original Pirate Ship, and John has been on their case to join the network ever since.

Show 037! A visit from Handsome Timmy D to talk about the possibility of an all-woman Ghostbusters team. Plus, more robots, more red flags, more travia, and more Dan: The Man! It's a new Dan & Travis Show.Check out all the fun of past episodes by visiting them on the web.

 

SHOW OPEN

  • A robo-misdirection? Or a beacon of hope? Reasons not to fear robots
  • Impossible Travia: THEME- ROBOTS
  • MAXWELL VAN ZANDT’S MEMOIRS – CHAPTER 413

 

ASK HANDSOME TIMMY D

  • Is the world ready for an all-female Ghostbusters?

 

THE NEWS WITH TRAVIS

  • Livestock? More like deadstock!
  • Qixi peaches
  • Lady’s finger lopped off by lion, or is lady lyin’?

 

SHOW CLOSE

  • Dan: The Man: The Special Edition Lightning Round – (HINT: Dan does a GREAT job on this one.)
  • Red Flags of the Internet: This “haunted house” is “legitimate” the same way bastard children are, and we’ll explain a few reasons why!

 

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

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Aired September 14/15, 1966

The Catwoman returns to Gotham City with another cat-themed caper. But what do a pair of rare Stradivarius violins have to do with this all? Will it get to hot for the Dynamic Duo to handle?

Joining John to talk about the return of Julie Newmar as The Catwoman is author Robert Greenberger.

 

 

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Robert Greenberger (born July 24, 1958) is a writer and editor.

Greenberger was born in Brooklyn in New York City, the son of Edwin L. Greenberger and Joan Greenberger. A lifelong fan of comic books, comic strips, science fiction and Star Trek, he drifted towards writing and editing, encouraged by his father and inspired by Superman’s alter ego, Clark Kent.

While at SUNY-Binghamton, Greenberger wrote and edited for the college newspaper, Pipe Dream, moving from general assignment writer to Arts Editor, Managing Editor and ultimately Editor-in-Chief.  He served an internship at Gannett’s Binghamton Sun-Bulletin as a feature writer and reviewer.

Upon graduation, he worked for Starlog Press as Managing Editor ofFangoria.  He was also an Associate Editor for Starlog and while there, created Comics Scene, the first nationally distributed magazine to focus on comic books, comic strips and animation.  The magazine lasted 11 issues before its first cancellation at which time Greenberger went to work on their sports magazines.

In 1984, he joined DC Comics as an Assistant Editor, working with Len Wein and Marv Wolfman on DC’s Golden Anniversary projects Who’s Who andCrisis on Infinite Earths.  He went on to act as assistant editor to numerous titles for each editor until he was promoted to editor.  During his tenure, his titles included Star Trek, Suicide Squad, Warlord, Doom Patrol, Lois Lane, Action Comics Weekly, Time Masters, Secret Origins, The Hacker Files and others.

By 1990, he had given up editing to become the company’s Editorial Coordinator, helping grow the Editorial Administration department.  When he left the company, he was Manager-Editorial Operations.

In March 2000, he left DC to become a Producer for Gist Communications, television news and listings web site. After ten months there, he learned some new skills and got out before the dotcom bubble burst.

In January 2001, he joined Marvel Comics as Director-Publishing Operations.  During his year with the company, he oversaw editorial schedules, Production, Manufacturing, the Print Library, and other departments.

In January 2002, he left Marvel and rejoined DC in May 2002 as a Senior Editor-Collected Editions.  He helped grow that department, introducing new formats and improving the editions’ editorial content. He also managed DC’s ElfQuest publishing program.

He left DC in January 2006, becoming a freelance writer and editor.  His clients included Weekly World News, Platinum Studios, scifi.com, DC and Marvel. By June, he was offered the post of Managing Editor at Weekly World News where he helped transition the newspaper from being produced jointly in Florida and New York to just NYC.

When the paper folded in August 2007, he resumed his freelance career which continues to this date.  Along the way, he helped revitalize Famous Monsters of Filmland and served as News Editor at ComicMix from August through December 2008.

He is a member of the Science Fiction Writers of America and theInternational Association of Media Tie-In Writers.  He served on the final Nebula Short Fiction Jury.

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Here's how Tim describes this episode:

"I’m delighted to welcome Chelese Belmont and Shannan Leigh Reeve. They’re the founders of Beleeve Entertainment and this interview ties in perfectly with yesterday’s theme of women making their mark in today’s Hollywood. Chelese and Shannan are currently campaigning on indiegogo to finish their new feature “Penumbra” which takes an honest and unapologetic look at the struggles of addiction from several sides.

PENUMBRA tells the story of Erin Jacobs, a gifted artist who’s harboring a destructive cocaine addiction. She has a run-in with a police officer Valerie, who has a past scarred by her own addiction. Erin struggles to find sobriety but Valerie shows us how hard sobriety is to maintain.

Shannan and Chelese are two women who wear many hats on a movie set and they’re trailblazing their way across the indie scene making the movies they believe should be made. They’re setting a tremendous example to all of us who want to make films but are sometimes intimidated by the complexity of the studio system. The work they’re doing reminds us that if you truly want to achieve something, there’s really nothing stopping you. This a great conversation about believing in yourself and making your own path, especially in the face of glass ceilings and preconceived notions. I’m really proud that they took time out of their busy schedule to appear on my podcast."

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Chelese Belmont graduated with honors in three years from UC Berkeley with her B.A. in History while concurrently studying acting in the American Conservatory Theatre’s Professional Development program in San Francisco. After graduation, she began working as an actress in independent shorts and features in the Bay Area before being accepted into an MFA program at the Actors Studio Drama School in New York City.
 
While completing her MFA in Acting, Chelese continued to act in both shorts and features in New York and Los Angeles, and began to pick up some skills for work behind the camera as well. She soon began offering feedback and collaboration on scripts written by writers whom she met while working as an actress, and learned about lighting, sound, and continuity during her acting endeavors.
 
After graduating from ASDS, Chelese moved to Los Angeles and continued to work in theater, film, commercials, and television while simultaneously learning more about filmmaking and storytelling. She soon began to learn to edit with the programs in Adobe CS6 and has served as an Assistant Director on various projects. She has also served as a collaborator on numerous scripts and is often known as the idea girl when a new project is sought. She has been referred to as a “muse” by numerous fellow artists who like to bounce ideas off of her for feedback and development. While Shannan is the technical master of Beleeve Entertainment, Chelese is often the story shaper/fine tuner.
 
Chelese made her foray into directing with her short, The Red Haired Lady, which was shot in New York City this summer, and is now in post-production.  She is also in post-production on Penumbra, which she developed, produced, and is starring in. She is also in development on another short and two features, which will mark the inaugural slate of films for Beleeve Entertainment.

 

Shannan Leigh Reeve was born into a military family and spent most of her life moving from city to city, which proved to be the best acting training she could get since she had to constantly adapt to her new surroundings. While a sophomore in college, she accepted a contract to play Helen in the Water World Stunt Show in Osaka, Japan, while continuing to pursue her Psychology degree through online courses. While there, she also produced, directed, and performed as Columbia in a multi-media production of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

After Japan, Shannan lived and performed in NYC for a few years, at which time it became clear that if she was to truly follow her dreams and aspirations, she needed to move to Los Angeles, where film opportunities far outnumbered those in New York. It has been here, in Los Angeles, where Shannan was able to prove her ability to multi-task, to approach situations from an unbiased perspective, to demonstrate efficient time-management skills as well as attention to finite details and continuity, and to utilize her extremely effective skills as a communicator. She has obtained not only acting jobs, but also behind-the-camera production jobs as well thanks to this varied and useful skill set.

In the last two years, Shannan has produced two features, two short films, and various web series. Shannan was 1st AD on the indie feature, Crossroads, which included wrangling a cast of sixty-five, keeping production on task, and wrapping on time. She also kept detailed notes and filled in as needed in other areas of production including wardrobe, locking locations, props, and craft services.

Shannan’s most accomplished work thus far is the indie horror-thriller, Into the Equinox, which shot in and around Anchorage, Alaska. Not only was she the 2nd Unit Director, she was also the writer, producer, script supervisor, and lead actress. The shoot was on location in various inclement weather situations, with a cast of six; the team managed to shoot fifty-six pages in five and a half days. The film is currently in post-production, with Shannan serving as the editor as well.

Shannan also spearheaded the creation of the “Atlantis” music video for Chicago based singer/songwriter Sami Grisafe, as well as numerous IndieGoGo and Kickstarter campaign videos, shot various theater performances, and served as the stunt coordinator on the web series, Cowgirl Up, Montecito Heights, and Diary of a Black Widow.

Her most recent work has been as Stunt Coordinator and 1st AD on the pilot, Niki and Nora, and as director, writer, producer, and actress for Beleeve’s first narrative feature, Penumbra.


Links

Penumbra Indiegogo Campaign
Penumbra website
Beleeve Entertainment

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Tonights Diners: Scott, Miles, and M.


Welcome to the Diner

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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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This time on Presenting the Transcription Feature, in memory of Groucho Marx, who died 37 years ago this August, we present a special episode of his comedy quiz show, You Bet Your Life.  The show was recorded live over the course of an hour and then cut down to 25 minutes for broadcast.  This is the hour-long, unedited audio for one show from 1955.  Along with half an hour of material that never aired, there’s a retake at the end when something goes wrong. If this podcast is as close as you’ll get to listening to Old Time Radio on the air, then this episode is as close as you’ll get to being in the audience for a show as it was recorded.

Episodes

 

You Bet Your Life

“Name”

December 14, 1955

6:32

 


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Can the Guardians of the Galaxy defend their box office title from a horde of new movies that includes dancing, an apocolyptic storm, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?  Michael has this and more on a new Weekly Podioplex.

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Here's how Tim describes this episode:

"I’ve known Dan & Travis for almost 20 years now and they’ve been making the funny for just as long.

They’ve produced radio talk shows over several generations of the ever changing media landscape. On this episode, they share with us how they design their shows, how they’ve adapted to the changing times and offer some good screenwriting reminders/advice even though they’re a non-screenwriting source.

The Dan & Travis podcast is an awesome listen featuring hilarious but thought-provoking looks at the news, pop culture and the hardest trivia game on the planet (for reals, it’s terrifying)  And I’m not just saying that because they’ve let me piggy back on their stream as a sister-show and feature me as a guest debunking conspiracy theories and such.  A great fun listen on both good days and bad, it can found on the links below and is featured on the prestigious Chronic Rift podcasting network.  Sit back, relax and enjoy some radio genius."

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Dan Lackaye is simply in search of truth and hilarity, in no particular order.

 

 

 

 

 

Travis Searle is not to be confused with the actor of the same name.

 

 

 

 

 

Links

The Dan & Travis Show on iTunes
Dan & Travis on Twitter
Dan & Travis on Facebook

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Anthony & Matt are joined by Ricky Perez from Let's Level Up to discuss making games out of other media sources & vice versa.
 
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The Chronic Rift Network is proud to present the first in a series of conversations with creative types about the forms/struggles/joys of the creative life.  Handsome Timmy D (Davis) of The Dan & Travis Show presents this series of conversations, uncut and unedited.

Here's how Tim describes this episode:

"Mike Doto is a gentleman who’s worn many creative hats in the entertainment business, climbing the ranks from a Stage PA to Assistant Director but he didn’t stop there.  He’s also directed two critically acclaimed shorts and is currently the Digital Media Producer for TVLand’s “Hot In Cleveland” starring a true cast of legends in Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves, Wendie Malick and the iconic Betty White.

In this episode Mike offers some great practical insight that could serve as a guide to newcomers to the business or great reminders to vets.  We also discuss how directors are finding new creative opportunities thanks to the new frontier of digital media on the internet."

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Mike Doto is a Los Angeles based film director and New Jersey native.  He began his career in television and has assistant directed shows for NBC-Universal, Fox, ABC, Paramount, Warner Bros., TNT, Showtime, and Carsey-Werner, including That 70s Show, where he worked for four seasons.

In addition to directing, Mike has also worked in post production as a producer, editor, and production manager for many shows, trailers, promos, and commercials.

Mike's award winning directorial debut, Peace, starring Kurtwood Smith, was an official selection at over 30 film festivals worldwide and is currently  available on iTunes and Hulu and can be seen on cable and network television stations around the globe.

Mike's new film, The Legacy, about a boy who believes his father is a superhero, won best Comics Related Film at San Diego Comic Con 2010.  The film also played at the Cannes Film Festival and has garnered much acclaim by critics.  The Legacy is now available on Hulu.

Currently in development is the feature film Always Picked Last which Mike wrote along with Emmy Award winning writer Steve Feld.  The film is about a young boy who develops a deeper relationship with his father through the game of baseball.

Mike holds a Bachelor of Arts in film production from Emerson College and is a member of the Directors Guild of America.

 

Links

Hot in Cleveland's Digital Media

Hot in Cleveland on Twitter

Peace starring Kurtwood Smtih and Nancy Lenehan

The Legacy, which won Best Comics Oriented Film at San Diego Comic Con

Seaside Pictures

Mike on Twitter

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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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The Chronic Rift Network is proud to present the first in a series of conversations with creative types about the forms/struggles/joys of the creative life.  Handsome Timmy D (Davis) of The Dan & Travis Show presents this series of conversations, uncut and unedited.

Here's how Tim describes this episode:

"This week I welcome one of Hollywood’s most promising up and coming screenwriters. Megan Karasch has scored highly on the Black List website (as in 8 & 9 highly) and is the winner of the 2013 Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition in the Half Hour TV Pilots category. She’s attracted plenty of attention for her work including from an independent producing team who are shopping a sitcom she developed for them.

On this episode, Megan explores the up’s & down’s of self-publishing, how she finds time to write with a full-time job and the challenges facing women writers in today’s ever-changing industry landscape."

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Megan Karasch was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. After college, she worked in a creative capacity assisting with the production of stories for a nationally televised entertainment news program. Following her television stint, she went to law school in Southern California where she earned her J.D. For almost two years, commencing in 2007, while the analytical side of her brain was hard at work in the law, she exercised the creative side writing for a popular Los Angeles lifestyle online magazine, writing music reviews and special interest pieces.

Currently, both halves of her brain remain active while she continues to practice law and has begun what she hopes is a prosperous and rewarding life using the written word to enlighten and enliven. Megan lives in Southern California with her cat, Squeaker, and spends her time reading, socializing with her friends and family and playing drums for a local indie rock band.

Links

Megan’s Homepage

Megan on Twitter

Interview about self-publishing and promotion

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The Chronic Rift Network is thrilled to be able to have the comedy stylings of Dan Lackaye and Travis Searle on our network. The voyage of radio genius continues with a new episode.  Starting out as The Pirate Ship in the 90s, the boys charted the rough waters of the early days of the Internet and managed to deliver comedy gold week after week.  They were one of the inspirations for The Chronic Rift becoming a podcast.  Last fall, Dan & Travis reunited with a new podcast, bringing back many of the elements of the original Pirate Ship, and John has been on their case to join the network ever since.

New segments and old on an all new Dan & Travis Show! Back are the old standbys Impossible Travia, Dan: The Man, and May I Suggest..., and joining us this week, Red Flags Of The Internet. Plus some classic sports, name changes and chubs in the news, and more hilarity than you can fit in your sock!It's a new Dan & Travis Show.Check out all the fun of past episodes by visiting them on the web.

 

SHOW OPEN

  • D&T on the HTD Express
  • Red Flags of the Internet: more conspiracies, and the 1st Amendment
  • Dan: The Man – (HINT: Dan does a GREAT job on this one.)

 

DAN & TRAVIS FLASHBACK!

  • Classic Sportsdeck Action with Gabe O’Connor!

 

THE NEWS WITH TRAVIS

  • Robofans in South Korea spell the end for humans and robots alike
  • Jesus Seamonster Christ! Not more name changes!
  • Follow Up: Chubby Checker app settlement finishes early

 

SHOW CLOSE

  • Impossible Travia – THEME: WILLIAM SHATNER
  • Travis said to Dan, “May I Suggest…Furr by Blitzen Trapper?” – and Dan gives his thoughts
  • Travis says to Dan, “May I Suggest… you view the film Tim’s Vermeer?” tune in a month from now to hear what Dan has to say!

 

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

Find us online at thedanandtravisshow.libsyn.com, at Facebook, follow us on twitter @thedanandtravis, add us on Google+, email the MailSac at danandtravis@gmail.com, or find us at The Chronic Rift Network.


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The Chronic Rift Network is proud to present the first in a series of conversations with creative types about the forms/struggles/joys of the creative life.  Handsome Timmy D (Davis) of The Dan & Travis Show presents this series of conversations, uncut and unedited, as he discovers how the creative process is the same despite the difference in mediums as withnessed in his first interview.

Here's how Tim describes the first episode:

"This week, we start with someone who is truly excellent at what they decided to do. Matt The Cat is a renowned and acclaimed DJ with experience ranging high school radio to world-famous WERS at Emerson College all the way to his own prime-time show that ran nearly a decade on XM/Sirius. And he’s not stopped there. You’ll hear more about his adventures in the interview, but suffice to say he’s been entertaining a multitudinous and voluminous audience for over 2 decades."

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Matt The Cat spent the better part of the last decade howlin’ nightly to a national audience over XM Satellite Radio’s 50s channel.  On weeknight The Night Prowl Show with Matt The Cat  took radio listeners prowling around the back alleys of early rock n’ roll and rhythm and blues.  Matt interviewed and profiled such rock n’ roll legends as Lloyd Price, Aaron Neville, Big Jay McNeely, Dale Hawkins, Earl “Speedo” Carroll of The Cadillacs. Also Earl Lewis of the Channels, Pookie Hudson of The Spaniels, Sonny Burgess, Johnny Maestro and rockabilly guitar king James Burton just to name a few.   Matt’s focus on doo wop, R&B, rockabilly and early rock n’ roll is unmatched on American radio today.  He delivers the “story behind the story” on the hits that enthusiasts remember and the rarities that should have been hits.

Matt The Cat has spent the last 20 years in radio, beginning at the tender age of 13 when his career began, hosting an Oldies radio show on the little 710 watts community radio station WBMT in Boxford, MA.  He attended Emerson College in Boston, where he hosted a weekly classic soul music show called “The Soul Bucket.” It was there he interviewed the legendary Peter Wolf of the J. Geils Band. Others included Barrence Whitfiled, Bernie Worell, Walter “Wolfman” Washington, Luther Guitar Jr. Johnson, and Otis Clay.

Matt The Cat arrived at XM Satellite just before the historic launch of the nation’s first satellite radio company in June of 2001. Matt’s “Night Prowl Show” was the only live, national call-in request show of its kind to focus on the hits. Including the deep tracks that so many early rock n’ roll fans long for. In 2002, Matt The Cat began hosting a weekly R&B show called “Harlem.” He featured the  soul that came before rock n’ roll and focused on post WWII rhythm and blues  the music that shaped rock n’ roll.  Music historian and singer and songwriter Billy Vera often appeared on the show to offer insight on such topics as West Coast doo wop and R&B. Other topics often included were vocal groups with bird names and the history of iconic record labels.  Matt became the Music Director of the 50s channel to his duties in 2004 and he continued to host “Harlem” and “The Night Prowl Show” until October of 2008.

Matt The Cat currently hosts a weekly syndicated rhythm and blues show called the “Juke In The Back,” which airs on both public and commercial radio stations nationally.  Matt also hosts a podcast called “The Friday Night Cat Fight” at www.fridaynightcatfight.com.

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Over five years ago, John created an audio drama series with the intention of making it a regular occurrence.  It didn't happen, but now John is almost done with his grad school work and can devote his time more to a project such as this.  Because of that, he is releasing the first five episodes to get everyone on board with the story.  Take a moment to comment here or by writing john@chronicrift.com.

In 1977, the United States government determined that one in every ten million Americans was gifted with a paranormal ability. It immediately set up a commission to look into the growing phenomenon. It was decided that a special, top-secret research facility was needed to study the matter further. Today, in a world where the paranormal is normal, the unexpected happens within the walls of The Dome.

"Collective" - Anibal and Helen return to the Dome after Parker's funeral to find the complex in a shambles.  A number of the staff have reverted to a primal animal state while others have locked themselves away in fear.  They are all under the control of a young, troubled telepath who wants to shape the world in her image.  Can Anibal stop her before her influence extends beyond the island?

Cast List

Keith R.A. DeCandido - Anibal Ramirez 
Sheri DeNatale - Dr. Helen Smith
Michael Falkner - Dr. Tom O'Neill
Susan Drew - Anne Ramsey
Jym DeNatale - Colin Smith
Eddie Drew- Matthew
M. Sieiro Garcia - Lauren
 
Theme and segue music by Lenny Ackley
Incidental music by Positionmusic.com

 

This is a Lucky Shot Production, copyright 2012

 


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Krissy Myers returns with a new Spotlight episode, talking with former BBC Radiophonic Workshop sound effects wizard, Dick Mills.  The two talk about his time on Doctor Who as well as other projects he was involved in.  Special thanks to Mister Mills for taking the time to sit with Krissy.

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Dick Mills (born 1936) is a British sound engineer, specialising in electronic sound effects which he produced at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

Mills was one of the original staff at the Radiophonic Workshop, joining in 1958 as a technical assistant. At first he was employed to handle the hardware of the Workshop but soon found himself recording effects. Some of his earliest, uncredited sound work was on the 1958 BBC science-fiction serial Quatermass and the Pit. Another of his prominent early recordings was the "Major Bloodnok's Stomach" sound effect, a significant part of the popular The Goon Show.

Although he recorded much in those early years, it is his later work on Doctor Who for which he most remembered. In 1972, he took over from fellow BBC Radiophonic Workshop sound effects producer Brian Hodgson, whom he had sometimes previously assisted, and continued providing "special sound" for every episode of the programme, with the exception of two four-part stories, until it ended in 1989. He also provided special sound for the Doctor Who spin-off K-9 and Company. As such, he has the distinction of having more on-screen credits than anyone else in the history of the series. Owing to his technical know-how, he managed to bring to the position new methods of recording sound effects quicker than before. Besides his sound effects on Doctor Who, he also produced and compiled the first of the programme's music compilations, Doctor Who - The Music and Doctor Who - The Music II. Over the years, many of his own sound effects have also appeared on various compilations.

Other sound effects he provided included material for the cult series Moonbase 3, produced in 1973 by then-Doctor Who producer Barry Letts, and also occasionally sounds for The Two Ronnies.

Mills' work was acknowledged in a Doctor Who documentary broadcast on The Lively Arts in 1977. The same year, he appeared on the BBC's children's magazine programme Blue Peter to demonstrate how some of the Doctor Who effects were realised and how children could make their own sound effects at home. He also appeared in the 2004 BBC Radiophonic Workshop BBC Four documentary Alchemists of Sound.

He is also the author of many books on aquaria and tropical fish, as well as a former editor of The Aquarist and Pondkeeper magazine and a member of the Federation of British Aquatic Societies Council.

 
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The Apes were taken down by a killer assassin by the name of Lucy.  But can she hold her own against the Guardians of the Galaxy?  Michael Falkner has this and news from Comic Con on an all new Weekly Podioplex.

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Dan Persons says:

It’s raining sharks, hallelujah! Or maybe whether you’re making that exclamation depends on how highly refined your appreciation of irony is. Yes, SHARKNADO 2: THE SECOND ONE is here, moving the mayhem to New York (to the producers’ credit, largely the real New York), larding the proceedings with copious cameos (hallloooo Andy Dick, Perez Hilton, Al Roker, etc, etc.), and wasting no time in throwing airborne maneaters at hapless victims (why are there sharknados? Who cares — look, SHARKS!).

One of the major players trying to avoid becoming shark bait is Dante Palminteri, son of Chazz and making his major(?) film debut with this role. In this exclusive interview, he takes us behind the scenes of this landmark cinematic event, certain to be the most monumental film of Summer 2014. Okay, my ironyometer just shorted out, sorry. I’m going to go watch HARLAN COUNTY, USA to recover.

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The “Fixer” is in! VINCENT GONZALES, 2nd A.D. on THE WALKING DEAD (Season 2-3) joins us for a chat about what it takes to make an apocalypse! From Norman Reedus’ motorcycle to Andrew Lincoln’s door-opening technique – not to mention gallons of blood – the man that began his journey on the show the day Sophia came out of the barn talks about the trials, tribulations, and triumphs of taking on the Walkers…and making sure they stay in line!

 

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

Additional Music: “We Are the Walkers” by R. Peña.

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The Chronic Rift Network is thrilled to be able to have the comedy stylings of Dan Lackaye and Travis Searle on our network. The voyage of radio genius continues with a new episode.  Starting out as The Pirate Ship in the 90s, the boys charted the rough waters of the early days of the Internet and managed to deliver comedy gold week after week.  They were one of the inspirations for The Chronic Rift becoming a podcast.  Last fall, Dan & Travis reunited with a new podcast, bringing back many of the elements of the original Pirate Ship, and John has been on their case to join the network ever since.

The Wonder Years! Farts! Classic Clips! Fadoodling!It's a new Dan & Travis Show.Check out all the fun of past episode by visiting them on the web.

SHOW OPEN

  • In the Mail……Sac, Dan’s mom derives Dan: The Man in record time
  • Travis discusses wanting to “solve Winnie Cooper’s equation” (nobody nothing what? don’t read that part Elisa) and we catch up with the rest of The Wonder Years cast
  • Impossible Travia – THEME: THE WONDER YEARS

 

DAN & TRAVIS FLASHBACK!

  • The Pirate Ship News with Travis! Belgium, Thailand, and India
  • Also, The Pirate Ship News with Travis (SSDD Version)! Not Thailand, not Thailand, and even less Thailand!

 

THE NEWS WITH TRAVIS

  • Would Mahoney be proud or disappointed?
  • A part of farts to help with trouble in the heart (and with cancer, and other stuff too!)
  • In other fart news, man wants to fart in France’s general direction

 

SHOW CLOSE

  • Dan: The Man – (HINT: First name of the person rhymes with CAN)
  • Ye Olde Sex Slang – talk about mucking the pumper!
  • Queen drummer gives Rolling Stone the whatfor and how!

 

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

Find us online at thedanandtravisshow.libsyn.com, at Facebook, follow us on twitter @thedanandtravis, add us on Google+, email the MailSac at danandtravis@gmail.com, or find us at The Chronic Rift Network.


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Episode 23, The War of THE WAR OF THE WORLDS

Science fiction writer Scott Pearson (Star Trek: The Original Series: The More Things Change) and his daughter discuss several adaptations of the classic H. G. Wells novel The War of the Worlds, including the 1938 radio version, the 1953 movie, the 2005 remake, the 1978 musical version, the 1988 TV series, and a few movie versions you really don’t need to see.

Segments

Intro :30

Orson Welles’ 1938 Radio Show 1:12

Byron Haskin’s 1953 Movie 7:07

Steven Spielberg’s 2005 Movie 18:25

Comparing ’38, ’53, and ’05 34:45

Jeff Wayne’s 1978 Musical Version 35:45

The 1988 TV Series 38:29

The Unfortunate Adaptations 40:03

Dream Adaptations 43:21

 
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Tonights Diners: Scott, Miles, and M.


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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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John and Paul have been given a new Critical Assignment.  With the success of The Six Million Dollar Man Season 6 by Dynamite Comics, it stood to reason that a The Bionic Woman Season 4 comic would follow.  But as most bionic fans know, The Bionic Woman does not usually feature the same kind of story telling as her male counterpart.  Dynamite's previous attempt at a Bionic Woman comic was less than stellar.  Is it possible they can get it right by using the original source material?  Writer Brandon Jerwa has been tapped for the assignment and he sits down with John and Paul to discuss what he feels it will take to make The Bionic Woman a successful comic for both the fans of the series and the general comic book reader.

 

00:00 - Show introduction

03:00 - Bionic Renaissance

04:10 - Brandon Introduction

08:00 - "Where you a fan of Six Million Dollar Man & Bionic Woman?"

12:45 - Viewing the Differences Between the Two Bionic Shows and Characters

19:55 - Announcing The Six Million Dollar Man Season 6

21:30 - Where Dynamite's First Bionic Woman Went Wrong

23:25 - Picking Up Where "On the Run" Left Off

25:55 - An "All Ages" Comic

29:00 - Dialogue That Sums Up Jaime Sommers

31:25 - How Brandon Got the Gig

35:20 - Brandon Will Come Back If We're Not Satisfied

35:55 - Who From the Series Will We See?

37:10 - "Will We See the Coach House?"

38:35 - "Where Does the Story Take Place in Relation to Six Million Dollar Man Season 6?"

40:10 - Likenesses of the Characters

44:45 - Brandon's Documentary and the Prism Award

53:45 - Brandon on the Web

55:20 - Sign Off

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Brandon Jerwa is a writer, musician, and recently, a documentarian. He's been writing comics for over 10 years - and is no stranger to licensed tie-in storytelling. In 2003 he broke into the industry - literally - as a fan, submitting a GI JOE script to DEVILS DUE COMICS who was publishing the title at the time. They liked it, hired him to write the story for A G.I. Joe anthology and then gave him the main book to write a few months later. He even had a GI JOE action figure made in his likeness!

In 2006 Brandon went to work for Dynamite Comics, doing a stint on their HIGHLANDER tie-in before enjoying a very popular run on their BATTLESTAR GALLACTICA tie-in 2007.

Since then he's written for more high-profile comics publishers like IMAGE COMICS, VERTIGO and DC Comics.

In 2011 Brandon ventured into documentary filmmaking with an ambitious peak into the world of comic books and telling the stories of the people who make them. We'll talk more about that later on.

In 2012 Brandon’s work on the Graphic Novel SHOOTERS about a Post-9-11 IRAQI War veteran WON a PRISM AWARD recognizing the comic’s accurate depiction of mental illness.

Brandon is no stranger to podcasting, you can hear him DAILY on BJ SHEA'S GEEK NATION PODCAST which covers all things geeky in NEWS, TV, MOVIES, COMICS.

On JUNE 15th of 2014, based on the success of their SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN SEASON SIX title (by James Kuhoric), Dynamite revealed to BLEEDING COOL.com that they would be releasing a BIONIC WOMAN SEASON FOUR title in SEPTEMBER. Written by Brandon Jerwa, art by David T. Cabrera and a cover for issue one by Sean Chen along with a photo cover of series star Lindsay Wagner. We'll get to Chen's cover in a moment, too.

In that brief news item, Brandon is quoted saying, “If you’ve never seen the show, or haven’t read James Kuhoric’s Six Million Dollar Man comic, you’re still totally fine, longtime fans won’t be left out in the cold, though. The Bionic Woman: Season Four is a continuation of the classic TV series, so I’m definitely treating it as such in terms of continuity and thematic carry-through.”

 

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The second season of Batman 66 kicks off with a new villain.  The Archer, a self-styled Robin Hood thief is robbing from the rich of Gotham City and distributing to the poor.  Although the citizens are returning the money, they can't help but cheer for his exploits and it's affecting Batman's public image.  Can he stop this malevolent marksman before it's too late?

Joining John to discuss this debut episode of the second season is author Kevin Dilmore.  In addition to discussing the episode, as a representative of Hallmark, Kevin discusses the release of Batman related merchandise including this year's Christmas ornament.

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KEVIN DILMORE has been getting his geek on for a good while now.

A journalist for more than 25 years, he enjoyed an eight-year run as a contributing writer to Star Trek Communicator, writing news and feature stories for the bimonthly publication of the Official Star Trek Fan Club. He also has contributed to publications including the Village Voice, Amazing Stories, Hallmark and Star Trek magazines as well as web sites including Hallmark.com and Star Trek.com.

Teaming with writing partner and heterosexual life mate Dayton Ward since 2001, he has co-written novels and shorter fiction based on television shows including “Star Trek,” “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and “The 4400.” The pair has put more than 1 million words into print together. Their most recent novel, Point of Divergence, is the second in the Star Trek: Seekers series and will be published in September by Pocket Books.

On his own, Kevin recently has contributed a story to Native Lands, the latest ReDeus anthology published by Crazy 8 Press, and essays in Hey Kids, Comics! also by Crazy 8 Press, and New Life and New Civilizations: Exploring Star Trek Comics published by Sequart.

By day, Kevin works as a senior writer for Hallmark Cards in Kansas City, Mo., doing about everything from writing greeting cards to assisting in product development including pop culture-themed Keepsake Ornaments. His children's books for Hallmark Gift Books include the Cosmic Ray series, Superdad and His Daring Dadventures, and a series of Batman books to be published this fall.

In May, a short film written by Kevin, “Outside of Town,” was selected for screening in the Short Film Corner of the Cannes Film Festival.

A graduate of the University of Kansas, Kevin lives in Overland Park, Kansas. Keep up with his shameful behavior and latest projects on Facebook.

 

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We start off this installment of Presenting the Transcription Feature with The Abbott and Costello Show.  It’s time for Lou to pay his income taxes, and he finds himself up to his ears in financial advice.  When he learns that he won’t have to pay anything if he doesn’t earn any more income for a week,  he’s suddenly awash in unwanted money. Then, on Have Gun -- Will Travel, the tables get turned when Paladin is hauled in by a bounty hunter.

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The Abbot and Costello Show

“Income Tax Troubles”
March 6, 1947
5:40

 

Have Gun Will Travel
“Bounty Hunter"
August 21 1960
36:35


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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes continues to dominate the box office, but a trio of new films premiering this Friday offers some stiff competition.  There's this, DVD releases, movie news and more on a new The Weekly Podioplex.

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The In Review gang are back after a long hiatus with an all new episode looking to find that culture in pop culture.  Keith has a new Kickstarter, Krissy's excited by new movies to DVD, and Mike's got his blog up and running with his ongoing thoughts on Doctor Who.  Plus, John is the Master, or rather he has a Masters now.  There's this and a whole lot more so listen in and laugh with us.

Comment on this episode here or by writing john@chronicrift.com.


 


Segment One: Bringing it to the Table

1:20 - John is the Master?

3:00 - Keith is running a new Kickstarter campaign to write a story set in his Dragon Precinct universe and he'd like you to help. Click the link to direct you to the site.

6:35 - Krissy is excited by the DVD releases of Jodorowsky's Dune and the Criterion release of Scanners.  Click the images to get your copy of these great films via Amazon and help support the podcast.

12:18 - Finally, Mike is watching Doctor Who from its origins in 1963 on and recording his thoughts in his blog.  Take a look and see if you agree with his assessment. In the course of the discussion, John mentions an animated version of a Doctor-less Doctor Who episode, "Mission to the Unknown".  Take a look at this little gem that is full of awesome.


Doctor Who - Mission To The Unknown - Levine... by MTTU

21:10 - Promo for the Cyborgs: A Bionic Podcast.

22:07 - Promo for the Dead Kitchen Radio.

 

Segment Two: Reviews

23:05 - Nicolas Brendan in a movie of substance? This discussion was triggered by Dan Persons' review of the movie Coherence.  Plus, Dan looks at the latest IDW Star Trek comic and compares it with the most recent Star Trek Continues fan production.  Pick up your copy of Star Trek: New Visions by clicking on the image.

33:36 - John presents some of the better TV podcasts that actually deal with television.  He includes Mission Log: A Roddenberry Podcast, Bigger on the Inside, The M*A*S*H 4077 Podcast, The Quantum Leap Podcast, and The seaQuest Podcast.

42:15 - Keith offers his thoughts on a plethora of television shows he's catching up on.  These shows include Dominion, Fargo, Justified, Rake, Killer Women, Murder in the First, and Sirens.  This leads to a discussion of television shows that one is jumping on long after the show has moved on to Netflix and Hulu heaven.

54:50 - Promo for the Generations Geek Podcast.

55:41 - Promo for The Weekly Podioplex Podcast.

 

Segment Three: Pop Tops

57:00 - We discuss:

 

 

 

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


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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?

 

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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Anthony and Paul welcome author, blogger and photographer Scott King to the third chair to talk boardgames and to give convention tips.
 
 
Comment on the episode here or write thecardboardjungle@gmail.com or call (858) 236-9102.

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Welcome to the Diner

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

 

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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The Chronic Rift Network is thrilled to be able to have the comedy stylings of Dan Lackaye and Travis Searle on our network. The voyage of radio genius continues with a new episode.  Starting out as The Pirate Ship in the 90s, the boys charted the rough waters of the early days of the Internet and managed to deliver comedy gold week after week.  They were one of the inspirations for The Chronic Rift becoming a podcast.  Last fall, Dan & Travis reunited with a new podcast, bringing back many of the elements of the original Pirate Ship, and John has been on their case to join the network ever since.

Redhead extinctions (and why you shouldn't believe it), Robocup (and not Robocop), and Searle's synopsis of the King James saga.It's a new Dan & Travis Show.Check out all the fun of past episode by visiting them on the web.

SHOW OPEN

  • G-words on the way out? Not so fast, World Wide Netting!
  • (Plus, tips on how to avoid being duped by such bullshit!)
  • Impossible Travia – THEME: GENERAL HOSPITAL

NOTE: Little known Dan & Travis trivia fact- we used to report on the latest on all the ABC soaps back in our college days, with our “Stories Report”. So, it’s particularly embarrassing that Travis got an 0-fer on this week’s Travia segment.

 

DAN & TRAVIS FLASHBACK!

  • “Disco Shit” by Yosefa (A number one smash hit on the Yosefastan Billboard Hot 100 chart in 2002!)

 

THE NEWS WITH TRAVIS

  • Robocup (takes place in Japan, not Old Detroit)
  • “The Idiot With The Mobile”
  • We are sadaboutwhathappened in thisstory

 

SHOW CLOSE

  • Dan: The Man – (HINT: Amos Muzyad Yakhoob Kairouz)
  • Dan said to Travis, “May I Suggest…A Thousand Clowns?” – and Travis gives his thoughts
  • Dan says to Travis, “May I Suggest… you listen the catalog of the comedy music group Don’t Stop Or We’ll Die?” – tune in a month from now to hear what Travis has to say!
  • NBA Expert Travis A. Searlesmith expounds and extrapolates on Lebron’s new home, forthwith and hence to that end

 

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

Find us online at thedanandtravisshow.libsyn.com, at Facebook, follow us on twitter @thedanandtravis, add us on Google+, email the MailSac at danandtravis@gmail.com, or find us at The Chronic Rift Network.


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THE WALKING DEAD Season 5 debuts in about 90 days…but what do we know? We take you through all the rumors, speculation, and tidbits from cast and crew that offer insight into what might happen when we return to Terminus and that dark train car in October! We also have a shout-out to Doctor’s Horde Twitter member 5,000 (!), recommend an Indiegogo campaign for a zombie film that has one week left to make its funding, and field a question about zombies in academia! It’s a packed episode of Walkers and witty repartee!

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

Additional Music: “Time of the Funk-Lords” by Abunai!

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

 

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I am Clay Dugger, The Podcast Cowboy, and I want to welcome you to the fifth episode of Watching the Skies:From “Who Goes There?” to “The Thing”.

This five episode mini-series will explore “Who Goes There?”, the wonderful story by John W. Campbell, Jr., and all the great entertainment that it has spawned.

In this episode, I am joined by my new friend, author Peter Watts. He and I discuss his short story, Hugo Award nominated “The Things”.

Peter is the author of 5 novels and various short stories and collections. He is also a Marine Mammal Biologist.

The podcast I have with my wife, “This and That with Him and Her (and sometimes It)”, can be found on the Chronic Rift Network. Go to http://chronicrift.com.

You can find my audio adaptation of “Who Goes There?” at http://mustbenicestudios.podomatic.com.

Comment on the episode here or write john@chronicrift.com. Take a moment to rate the episode by using our star system at the bottom of this entry.

 



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Peter Watts is generally a lot more optimistic than you might expect, considering.

He has spent much of his adult life trying to decide whether to be a writer or a scientist, ending up as a marginal hybrid of both. He's won a handful of awards in fields as diverse as marine mammal science, video documentary, and science fiction. These accolades have not gone to his head since they never involved a lot of cash.

He spent ten years getting a bunch of degrees in the ecophysiology of marine mammals (how's that for unbridled optimism), and another ten trying make a living on those qualifications without becoming a whore for special-interest groups. This proved somewhat tougher that it looked; throughout the nineties he was paid by the animal welfare movement to defend marine mammals; by the US fishing industry to sell them out; and by the Canadian government to ignore them. He eventually decided that since he was fictionalising science anyway, he might as well add some characters and plot and try selling to a wider market than the Journal of Theoretical Biology.

His success has been, shall we say, mixed. His first novel, Starfish, netted a "Notable Book of the Year" nod from the New York Times, an honorable mention for John W. Campbell Memorial Award, and rejections from both German and Russian publishing houses on the grounds that it was "too dark". (Being considered too dark for the Russians remains one of Watts's proudest accomplishments, although he remains puzzled by the translation of his book into Italian.) This also marked the beginning of a diffuse cult following of angst-ridden blogging teenaged girls who identified with Starfish's central character.

Starfish was universally praised for its evocation of the deep-sea environment; the applause for its rendering of the surface world was somewhat more muted. The sequel, Maelstrom (2001, Tor), takes place almost entirely on land: it therefore avoids the elements that readers most loved about the first book, replacing them with a sprawling entropic dystopia in which Sylvia Plath might have felt at home, if Sylvia Plath had had a graduate degree in evolutionary biology. The critical response was generally as positive as it was for Starfish, which may come as a surprize to those who've noted a virtual absence of laudatory quotes on the paperback edition (someone fucked up in Production); both books received starred reviews from Booklist, and Maelstrom may mark the first time that the NY Times used the terms "exhilarating" and "deeply paranoid" to describe the same novel. Maelstrom's release did, however, mark the end of a diffuse cult following of angst-ridden blogging teenage girls who identified with Starfish's central character.

Behemoth, the concluding volume of what had inadvertently become the "Rifters Trilogy", was released by Tor Books in two volumes for industrial-policy reasons that Watts understands even though he still thinks they suck the one-eyed purple trouser eel. Even bisected, and notwithstanding a certain inevitable sense of been-there-done-that, Behemoth garnered a fair bit of critical praise (another NYT rave, starred review from Publisher's Weekly— just check out the damn blurbs page), although more squeamish reviewers grumbled that Watts had gone too far with this whole sexual sadism thing. Commercially, it tanked.

Watts' latest book, Blindsight (Tor 2006) might be best described as a literary first-contact novel exploring the nature and evolutionary significance of consciousness, with space vampires. Astonishingly, and against all expectations, it did not tank. In fact it survived rejection from half a dozen publishers, a miniscule initial print run, zero preorders from one of the continent's largest book retail chains, an absence of relevant blurbs on an otherwise questionable cover design, and a suicidal Hail-Mary act of desperation in which its author gave the whole thing away for free online under a Creative Commons license. As of this writing Blindsight is in its fourth hardcover printing, is being translated into several languages (including— at long last— German and Russian), and made the final ballot for the Hugo, John W. Campbell, Sunburst, Locus, and Aurora awards, winning exactly zero of them.

A collection of Watts's short fiction is available in obscure magazines and anthologies or bundled together into a thick pamphlet called Ten Monkeys, Ten Minutes, from Edge/Tesseract Books.

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Anthony C. Ferrante, the man at the eye of the SHARKNADO storm (like a doll’s eye), joins us for a whirlwind G2V EXCLUSIVE interview that looks at the SHARKNADO phenomenon, the making of the first movie and the sequel SHARKNADO 2: THE SECOND ONE (debuting on the Syfy channel July 30!), the musical contributions to the franchise from the band Quint, and his career as film maker and storyteller. Embrace the ‘Nado with The G2V Guys in this episode, hear some of the music from the new film, and watch out – there’s a storm coming!

Music from Quint – Courtesy of Anthony C. Ferrante

Acknowledgement to SyFy and ABC for use of brief clips. No infringement intended.As always, we welcome all feedback at contact@g2vpodcast.com or on our Facebook page!

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Sharknado 2: The Second One (Official Trailer)

(The Ballad of) Sharknado – Quint (Music Video)

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We come to the penultimate episode in our weekly run of podcasts between seasons one and two of the Batman 66 series with a look back at the first season.  John quickly reviews the first season of episodes, what worked and what didn't (which was very few as it was a strong season).  He then interviews Sam Gras.  Sam has submitted a Lego design of the 66 Batmobile for consideration and needs your help to make it a reality.  Listen to the interview to learn more.

Click on the link to cast your vote to make this sweet Lego ride a reality.  Remember, you have to sign up for a free account, but when you see the other projects you can vote for there, you'll be more than happy to do it.

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



Father, Cosplayer, all around Geek - Sam Gras, the original Bat-dad, and his daughter "Robin" are the Dynamic Duo.

Sam is a lifelong Batman fan and loves sharing this passions with his four year-old daughter . As an accomplished Cosplayer, Sam's builds have always incorporated his daughter's needs and ideas. His creativity and ingenuity were recognized at the 2013 NYCC when his Soundwave costume was awarded 'Most Difficult Costume' and voted Fan Favorite in the AOL competition. His latest project, the 1966 LEGO Batmobile, was inspired by his daughter's desire for a Batmobile in which Robin and Batman could ride side-by-side. He is currently gathering supporters in hopes that Lego will make his daughter's dream come true.

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apesi managed to blow away all competion at the box office and looks to do well this weekend despite the multiple releases thanks to great word of mouth.  Michael Falkner talks about this as well as a Labor Day anniversary release for Ghostbusters on a new The Weekly Podioplex.

Check out the full show notes here and comment on the episode or write weeklypodioplex@gmail.com.


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A 2012 Parsec Finalist

Please call the listener line at 1.888.508.4343

Email us at scifidinerpodcast@gmail.com

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Facebook Fan Page.

And check out our YouTube channel.

We are a part of the Chronic Rift Network of podcasts.

Tonights Diners: Scott


Welcome to the Diner

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

 

Tonight's Menu:

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?

 

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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The Chronic Rift Network is thrilled to be able to have the comedy stylings of Dan Lackaye and Travis Searle on our network. The voyage of radio genius continues with a new episode.  Starting out as The Pirate Ship in the 90s, the boys charted the rough waters of the early days of the Internet and managed to deliver comedy gold week after week.  They were one of the inspirations for The Chronic Rift becoming a podcast.  Last fall, Dan & Travis reunited with a new podcast, bringing back many of the elements of the original Pirate Ship, and John has been on their case to join the network ever since.

Julien stops by to further humiliate the Yankee fan caught sleeping at the rivalry game, PLUS Dan reviews Travis's recommendation for him and gets a new one, PLUS more games, PLUS the News, PLUS casting scoops for the Miles Davis biopic!It's a new Dan & Travis Show.Check out all the fun of past episode by visiting them on the web.

SHOW OPEN

  • Travis said to Dan, “May I Suggest… Paddle Your Own Canoe by Nick Offerman?” – and Dan gives his thoughts
  • Travis says to Dan, “May I Suggest… you listen to Furr by Blitzen Trapper?” – tune in a month from now to hear what Dan has to say!
  • Casting scoops on the Miles Davis biopic that inexplicably isn’t called Bitches Brew (note: this campaign is officially CLOSED)

 

DR. J. ALFRED MARQUES ON HIS HIGH HORSE

  • Sue everybody! Julien gets uppity about the frivolous lawsuit of the napping Yank fan

 

THE NEWS WITH TRAVIS

  • Drunk in Alabama, Fyffe? All the time, Tip.
  • Customer Appreciation Night goes awry
  • Nomi Mims and the Curse of the Bootyboobs

 

SHOW CLOSE

  • Impossible Travia - THEME: Impossible
  • Dan: The Man
  • Opie, Anthony, and how to make it in radio today

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

 

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