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Divergent, as expected, took the box office top spot this past weekend.  Can it hold that position as two new movies premiere this weekend?  Michael Falkner has a preview as well as news of new DVD releases, news of a Peewee Herman movie, and so much more on a new Weekly Podioplex.

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


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Category:The Weekly Podioplex -- posted at: 5:22am EDT
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This time on Presenting the Transcription Feature, KevinLauderdale brings you all crime, all the time.  The cast of The Jack Benny Program put on a melodramatic mystery, "Murder at Romanoff's."  This episode features the famous "Drear Pooson" flub which resulted in on of the longest laughs in the show's history.  Then we get down to just the facts with Dragnet.  "The 16 Jewel Thefts" mean a lot of unglamorous legwork for Joe Friday during a hot summer.
 
 
 

 

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07:03 The Jack Benny Program, "Murder at Romanoff's / Drear Pooson," January 8, 1950

39:20 Dragnet, "The 16 Jewel Thefts," August 18, 1949


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In the fourth episode of this weekly bite-sized WALKING DEAD post-mortem, Dr. Arnold T. Blumberg (DOC OF THE DEADZOMBIEMANIA; “Zombies in Popular Media” at the University of Baltimore; world renowned zombie expert) reviews this week’s feel-good episode, “Us!” Groups are coming together and reuniting, but will following the rules give them a chance to claim salvation or lose it? And as the survivors are finding their way to a place called Terminus, will everyone make it there alive only to wind up being on a menu?

Find out what was good, what wasn’t so good, and what sort of grade the Doctor thinks the episode deserves. With G2V Podcast producer and co-host Scott Woodard!

SPECIAL NOTE: Please visit and support the Kickstarter for the boardgame THE WALKING DEAD: THE PRISON!

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


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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.

Listen in as Dan unveils his latest invention, The Megajacket!  Thrill as Dr. J Alfred Marques rides in on his high horse with his clarion call for Legos of the world to unite.  Finally, become better informed as Travis fills you in on the news you really need to know.  Plus, there's some mail in the Mail..........Sac!  You can't lose with this episode.  Check out all the fun of past episode by visiting them on the web.

SHOW NOTES

SHOW OPEN

  • Dan’s inventions © 2014
  • Megajacket!
  • Weekly “Cosmos” recap – evolutions both artificial and natural

 

DR. J. ALFRED MARQUES ON HIS HIGH HORSE

  • Lego of the world unite?

 

THE NEWS WITH TRAVIS

  • Stabbing for Jesus
  • You’re in good hands with penis insurance
  • What’s in a name? 99 characters, I bet

 

SHOW CLOSE

  • The Triumphant Return of the Mail………………….Sac!
  • Amanda from CT declenses our impetus
  • X-PATRIOT GAMES!

 

Find us at facebook/thedanantravis, follow us on twitter @thedanandtravis, or email the MailSac at danandtravis@gmail.com.

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With apologies to Michael Falkner for the delay in editing and posting, here is this week's episode of The Weekly Podioplex.  This weekend should prove interesting with two strong contenders for the top of the box office premiering.  Are they strong enough to take out the top dog, Peabody?

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


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If you have listened to the show for sometime, we would love to have you leave feedback on iTunes. We know not all of you use iTunes, but for those that do, it helps us become more visible. If you 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.

 

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

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

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

To find out more about Jim, visit helizombie.com


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In the third episode of this weekly bite-sized WALKING DEAD post-mortem, Dr. Arnold T. Blumberg (DOC OF THE DEADZOMBIEMANIA; “Zombies in Popular Media” at the University of Baltimore; world renowned zombie expert) reviews this week’s devastating episode, “The Grove!” Some barbecued Walkers (that probably wandered by Beth and Daryl’s cookout) pop by for a visit, while Carol and Tyreese are left reeling when Lizzie loses it once and for all. Oh wait, we didn’t mention Mika or Judith, did we? Where are they…never mind, just look at the flowers.

Find out what was good, what wasn’t so good, and what sort of grade the Doctor thinks the episode deserves. With G2V Podcast producer and co-host Scott Woodard!

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

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Our journey through the history of Doctor Who continues as we take a look at the five year run of actor Jon Pertwee in the role.  Host Keith R.A. DeCandido is joined by Chronic Rift regular Krissy Myers and The G2V Podcast host Scott Alan Woodard to discuss the third Doctor and his reflection of the times he appeared.  This is the era that not only had a new Doctor, but also issued in color programming, featured Earth based stories, and introduced the Master.

Comment on this episode here or by writing john@chronicrift.com or by calling 888-866-9010.  Please rate the episode using our star system at the bottom of this entry.


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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.  With this episode on, you will be treated to radio genius.  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.

Listen in to their premiere episode here on the network as they talk about the old days and share a clip where they mentioned John.  Plus, Dan's infant son Walter weighs in on the shows Travis steered solo while Dan was teaching Walter how to play baseball despite his lack of neck support.  Check out all the fun of past episode by visiting them on the web.

SHOW NOTES

SHOW OPEN

 

  • The Legend of the Great Lost Christmas Episode
  • The Dan & Travis Show joins the Chronic Rift and the New Millennium
  • Dan’s legacy to Walter and the impetus for the new show
  • Walter critiques the cohosts:

 

  • Ken: why the love/hate for Rush?
  • Elisa: flirting with Travis-aster?
  • Julien: ?????
  • A big hello to John Drew from the Pirate Ship days!

 

ASK HANDSOME TIMMY D

 

  • The question of all times! Tune in to find out! (HINT: Doctor who?)

 

 

THE NEWS WITH TRAVIS

 

  • Icelandic Identity Crisis
  • Norwegian Boy (This Dwarf Has Flown)
  • Obligatory Florida Story (bath salts or meth likely implicated)

 

 

CHANNEL 9 ACTION NEWS

 

SHOW CLOSE

 

  • Scandawhatvia?
  • Cosmos
  • Awesomeness

 

 

COBRAHAM BEER! BEER THAT BITES!

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We continue our enthusiastic support for the new web series Saving Throw, a show that will do for roleplaying whatTableTop did for boardgames. This time we welcome one of the show’s hosts, Ivan Van Norman! And joining us in this four-way (stop it) chat about all things RPG is Stephanie Blumberg! If that last name looks familiar…yes. She’s Arnold’s wife, but she’s also a lifelong gamer, active GM (or DM if you prefer), and has written for magazines like Cinescape and books like Outside In. She’s also currently writing an essay for an upcoming book focusing on women in gaming.

Roll the dice and join the game – relax, no one will bite…yet!

Additional Show Music by Still Pluto.

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SAVING THROW – Kickstarter Page

SAVING THROW Official Site

Outbreak: UNDEAD – The Zombie Survival Role Playing Game

Dread

Dungeon Master – The Ultimate Improv Adventure

RPG Background Loops from Plate Mail Games


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Steve agrees to serve his Air Force Reserve duty requirement by acting as temporary commandant for the Edward Air Force Base Flight Academy.  A number of mechanical problems occur to both military and commercial flights in and around the area of the base.  When Steve discovers the problems are tied into his own bionic malfunctions, he must figure out quickly who is behind these failures and ultimately, who is their target.

​Joining John and Paul to see if "The Deadly Test" passes or fails is The Podcast Cowboy himself, Clay Dugger.

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.

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Bionic Wiki entry

The Six Million Dollar Blog entry

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Clay Dugger is the host of The Con Cast, a podcast devoted to interviewing guests of various science fiction and fantasy conventions. Clay is also the host of He Said, She Said, part of The Chronic Rift Network, which he co-hosts with his wife Debby.

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Tonights Diners:Scott, Miles, & 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.

 

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200th Episode Giveaway

Trivia: Who nailed the trivia this week?

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

Movie News:  Guardians of the Galaxy

TWIST: Dermal Regenerator may be a possibility.

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

 

Trivia:

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

 

Question:

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

Prize: IDWs Star Trek Comics 15 18

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

Winner: Jim Arrowood

 

Promos:

Resurrection Revealed

 

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Jims SciFi Blog

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Michael Falkner returns to the podcast airwaves after a brief hiatus with a new episode of The Weekly Podioplex. There are a few new movie and DVD releases to report on in this shortened episode.

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


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Our Critical Assignment returns with a new episode taking a look at the premiere of a new Six Million Dollar Man comic book. John and Paul have mentioned The Bionic Man and The Bionic Woman comic books in the past and have found them both to be enjoyable series that offer bionic fans a little bionic action in a modern world. But now, Dynamite Comics, which produced the two former books, is producing a comic book that will take place in the continuity of the original series. The Six Million Dollar Man Season 6 will pick up where the fifth season left off with Steve facing off against a familiar (for us) foe. So what can one expect in this new series? John and Paul sit down with the driving force behind the development and writing of this new comic, James Kuhoric. They talk writing for a tie-in property, Jamie Sommers place in this sixth season, and more.

00:00 - Show introduction

02:00 - John and Paul

05:00 - Paul introduces James Kuhoric

06:00 - James' personal connection to the Six Million Dollar Man

08:15 - How the idea came to James

09:40 - Convincing Dynamite

12:30 - James' approach to the Six Million Dollar Man

14:30 - What makes Steve Austin special?

16:15 - Capturing the 'voice'

18:45 - The 70s

19:00 - Juanan Ramirez

20:30 - Capturing the likeness Steve, Jaime, Oscar, and Rudy

23:35 - Familiar character cameos

25:00 - Maskatron

29:40 - Jaime Sommers

33:45 - What Six Million Dollar Man teaches us

37:30 - Major challenges

42:00 - Beyond the first arc

44:00 - "Pal"

44:40 - Find James Kuhoric on the web

45:25 - Sign-off

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James Anthony Kuhoric is a multi-award winning author of fiction. For over a decade his published work in prose, comic book, and graphic novel format has been a mainstay of the sequential illustrated world. He has worked with many studios on high profile licensed books including Stargate SG-1, Battlestar Galactica, Army of Darkness, Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th and most recently the classic Six Million Dollar Man. With well over 100 comic books in print and 20 graphic novels in his library he continues to be a highly touted creator of original and licensed fiction.

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Keith is a mainstay of many conventions in the United States.  In this new episode, he takes a look back at conventions past while also giving us a preview of his appearances in the near future.
 

Take a moment to comment on the episode here or by writing krad@whysper.net or by calling 888-866-9010.


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In the second episode of this all-new show from the folks at G2V, Dr. Arnold T. Blumberg – (ZOMBIEMANIA; “Zombies in Popular Media,” University of Baltimore; world renowned zombie expert) - offers a bite-sized WALKING DEAD post-mortem for this week’s episode, “Alone!” Bob, Sasha, and Maggie try to find their way through the fog while Beth and Daryl stop to smell the peanut butter.

Find out what was good, what wasn’t so good, and what sort of grade the Doctor thinks the episode deserves. With G2V Podcast producer and co-host Scott Woodard!

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

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

 

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Welcome to the Diner

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


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The United Nations heads north to HG World. Refugees run from a guerrilla attack into the arms of a mob of eaters. Hicks' fate is revealed. Inside HG World, tensions rise as the lockdown continues and accidents lead to tough choices among the staff struggling to keep up appearances. A separate group of survivors tries to hold off Eaters from a mountaintop church.

Featuring: Shane Harris as AUGGIE, Dustin Shanafelter as DAVID, Mark Zaricor as DAWKINS, Lee Sands as DOGBERRY, Tracy Hall as DOREEN, Steve Cox as FISH, Michael L Stokes as GRANT, Stacy Dooks as GRAY, Glen Bartram as HARRIS, Ryan Smith as HICKS, Michael L Stokes as JACK, DT Kelly as JEB, M Sieiro Garcia as JENNY JO, Lance Schonberg as KRANTZ, Shane Harris as MAYOR, Ayoub Khote as McINNES, Gwendolyn Jensen-Woodard as NURSE, Dustin Shanafelter as PIMPLES, Cheryl Malcom as REGINA, Becca Rinas as RONNI Carole Stokes as RUBY, M Sieiro Garcia as SARGE Cheryl Malcom as SHELLY, Dayton Ward as SHEMP, Eric Avedissian as THOMAS and Keith R A DeCandido as TODD RAGE.

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: "Long Note Two" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) "Lasting Hope" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) "Pennsylvania Rose" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) "Promising Relationship" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) "Dark Walk" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) HG World is a production of 3015 North Studios www.goodmorningsurvivors.com


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In this first episode of the all-new show from the folks at G2V, Dr. Arnold T. Blumberg – co-author of ZOMBIEMANIA, professor of “Zombies in Popular Media” at the University of Baltimore, and world renowned zombie expert - offers a bite-sized WALKING DEAD post-mortem for this week’s episode, “Still!” Beth and Daryl’s search for her first drink becomes a quest to burn the past and cleanse themselves of the people they were.

Find out what was good, what wasn’t so good, and what sort of grade the Doctor thinks the episode deserves. With G2V Podcast producer and co-host Scott Woodard!

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

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While Wil Wheaton’sTableTop series for Geek & Sundry has you covered for boardgames (and we talked about that very show with associate producer Boyan Radakovich two episodes back!), it’s time to turn our attention to RPGs. Dom Zook joins us to talk about the web-based series Saving Throw, and how they hope to become for roleplaying what TableTop is for boardgames! It’s a lively chat about the joy of playing games and playing a character other than yourself – time to roll your D20!

As always, we welcome all feedback at contact@g2vpodcast.com or on our Facebook page!

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SAVING THROW – Kickstarter Page

SAVING THROW Official Site

Wil Wheaton’s TABLETOP

PATHFINDER Roleplaying Game

Wizards of the Coast’s DUNGEONS & DRAGONS Site

Pinnacle Entertainment (publishers of SAVAGE WORLDS & DEADLANDS)

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Kevin Lauderdale takes over the hosting duties for Presenting the Transcription Feature. Twice a month he’ll bring you the best of Old Time Radio comedy, drama, and quiz shows. This time out, it’s a double-shot of the BBC with two British programs. The Men from the Ministry has fun with incompetent British civil servants, and in The Lives of Harry Lime, Orson Welles reprises his role as the criminal mastermind from the classic film thriller The Third Man.

 

 

 

 

Episodes

05:49 The Men from the Ministry, "The Big Rocket," November 6, 1962

37:42 The Lives of Harry Lime, "The Bohemian Star," September 7, 1951

 

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


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Episode 18, A Geek on Mars

Science fiction writer Scott Pearson (Star Trek: The Original Series: The More Things Change) and his daughter talk with author Andy Weir about growing up a geek, writing fan fiction, and his debut novel The Martian.  Check out Andy's Facebook page.

 

Segments

Intro :30

Always a Geek 1:00

Always Writing 4:00

Fan Fic: Doctor Who 6:00

Fan Fic: Sherlock Holmes 6:45

Self-publishing The Martian 8:15

Traditional Publishing Steps In 11:00

The New Publishing 13:30

The Martian Option 15:30

Creating The Martian 17:05

Keeping it Light 19:17

Researching Mars 22:30

Reading Hard Sci-Fi 29:57

Going to Mars 33:30

Websites and Stuff 36:30

First Copies of Your First Book 39:25

 
 
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Clay and Debby come out from the ruins that is Earth to survey the landscape only to discover...

 

...we all made it.

 

What's that you say?

 

We all made it?  Yes, it's true.  The Ragnarok Prophesy of the end of the world came and passed much like this weekend's snow storm on the east coast.  It had a fancy name to it and then nothing happened.  So celebrate our brush with death with Clay and Debby on an all new episode.

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The Riddler returns to Gotham with a supply of wax smuggled into the country.  But what does he need the wax for?  What does it all have to do with a book on rare Incan treasures?

Joining John to talk about one of the better Riddler episodes in the series is HeyKids Comics Podcast host Andrew Leyland.

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Born. Read comics. Watches bad TV, somehow found a woman that puts up with him and had three kids. Puts out a weekly comics podcast called "Hey Kids, Comics!" With his eldest son every Thursday on TwoTrueFreaks.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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


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It's a double sized episode of The Weekly Podioplex with Michael Falkner offering twice the movie releases and DVD releases than usual as he plans to take next week off.  But with all these movie offerings, can any of them knock The LEGO Movie from the number one perch at the box office, a position it's held now for three weeks in a row?  In addition, Michael offers his thoughts on the passing of writer/director/actor Harold Ramis.

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Steve's friend, Kuroda, returns to ask Steve's help in finding a wolf boy that was spotted on the island Hoyoko. Oscar is against Steve going, but Steve has an angle Oscar can't argue with. The wolf boy may be the son of an American diplomat who died, along with his wife, many years before. Their son was never found. But there's treachery afoot as another team of hunters are searching the island for the wolf boy and they're not there to help him. What secret does the wolf boy hold?

Joining John and Paul to discuss this episode is Cavalcade of Awesome author Paxton Holley.

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We pick up our look at the various panels from Dragon Con 2013 that Keith, John, and Michael Falkner participated in with a panel that Keith led on strong female characters in science fiction.  At least, that's what the title of the panel was, but the panelists's writing ranged in terms of genre, which brought out a richer conversation.

 

 

 

 

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It's been some time since the last episode of Presenting the Transciption Feature and sadly this episode brings John's stint as host to an end.  But fear not, the show is not over.  Listen in as John tells you who is taking over the show and what it will be like.  In order to prepare for the change in hosts, John presents the final part of the last Adventures of Superman and the final episodes of The Avengers serials he ran before his long break.  Thanks to all for listening and stay tuned.

 

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Do we really have to say it? You want us to say it, don’t you. OK…

The G2V Guys go APE this time around as they’re joined by Scott Collura of IGN.com and the Transporter Room 3 podcast! From the publication of Pierre Boulle’s 1963 novel LA PLANETE DES SINGES (MONKEY PLANET) to five feature films, animated and live-action TV series, comics, toys, two reboots, and now the latest chapter in a new incarnation on its way this summer, thePLANET OF THE APES universe has never been more popular. G2V has a search through the Sacred Scrolls, bewares the Beast Man, and trudges through a desert of diverse observations to get to the most shattering secret of all (yes, more shocking than the Statue of Liberty!) – what makes us all fans of those damn, dirty APES?

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The Creepy Hybrid Human-Ape Child Never Used in BENEATH THE PLANET OF THE APES

Revenge From Planet Ape! (this bizarre voiceover was appended by distributors to a cut US release of 1971′s TOMBS OF THE BLIND DEAD to try to convince moviegoers that the Spanish horror film was somehow connected to the APES franchise due to the tenuous visual design link between the Apes and the mummified Templar zombies in the film – trust us, the whole thing is nuts!)

ALL of the once rare 1981 Galen (Roddy McDowall) bumpers for the TV-movie repackagings of the 1974 television series (Note: Arnold refers to these in the episodes as being used for the original films, but that was incorrect, sorry!):
POTA Old Galen 1981 TV Wrap 1A POTA Old Galen 1981 TV Wrap 1B
POTA Old Galen 1981 TV Wrap 2A POTA Old Galen 1981 TV Wrap 2B
POTA Old Galen 1981 TV Wrap 3A POTA Old Galen 1981 TV Wrap 3B
POTA Old Galen 1981 TV Wrap 4A POTA Old Galen 1981 TV Wrap 4B
POTA Old Galen 1981 TV Wrap 5A POTA Old Galen 1981 TV Wrap 5B

The Carol Burnett Show – Roddy McDowall in a surprising appearance (1974)

Paul Williams appears on Johnny Carson in full Virgil makeup from BATTLE FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES (1973)

MAD TV – The Lost Elvis Movie – The Planet with Some Apes

Terra Primate Roleplaying Game (Eden Studios)

Terra Primate Corebook


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Kevin Lauderdale is back with a look at a documentary on the Kenner Star Wars toys phenomenon. Plastic Galaxy.

 

From the Plastic Galaxy website:

When Star Wars landed in the theaters, it introduced audiences to a galaxy filled with heroes and villains, robots and space ships, and a dizzying variety of alien life. But when the lights came up, they all disappeared...

Unless you had all the toys. In which case, the adventure never had to end.

In backyards, playgrounds, basements, and bedrooms, Star Wars toys helped kids re-enact scenes from their favorite movies, and create entirely new dangers for Luke Skywalker and his friends to face. They were lusted after on holidays and birthdays, swapped with great cunning out on the school yard, and carefully collected like fine treasures. Like no toys before them, the action figures, space ships, play sets, and props were a phenomenon that swept the nation with as much force as the film that inspired them. Along the way they transformed both the toy and movie industries, earned those behind them vast amounts of wealth, and ultimately created a hobby that, 30 years later, still holds sway over not only the people who grew up with the toys, but also an entirely new generation of fans.

Plastic Galaxy is a documentary that explores the groundbreaking and breathtaking world of Star Wars toys. Through interviews with former Kenner employees, experts, authors, and collectors, it looks at the toys’ history, their influence, and the fond and fervent feelings they elicit today.

The film, which will be released on DVD, also includes tours of some of the top collections -- comprising prototypes, bootlegs, foreign toys, and all manner of surprises. DVD extras, including micro-documentaries and extended interviews, make Plastic Galaxy a prize for not only newer fans, but also long-time collectors.

The DVD will be Region 0, meaning it will be playable on any DVD player or computer in any country. Even in galaxies far, far away...

Plastic Galaxy will be released on DVD in January 14, 2014. To continue to receive updates and news, please subscribe to our mailing list, follow us on Twitter, and friend us on Facebook. For more information, feel free to write us at info(at)plasticgalaxymovie.com, or use the feedback form.

 

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Clay and Debby are back in time to wish you well as the world is about to end...again.  This one almost flew under their radar.  How are you supposed to prepare for the end of the world...again?  This time they take a look at the Ragnorok prophesy.  They can thank Darren Marlar for the heads up on this one.  To get more goodness from friend of the show Darren Marlar, visit his website at http://www.marlarhouse.com/wordpress/ .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Despite the mixed review, the beboot of Robocop wasn't able to make a big enough dent at the box office.  The LEGO Movie continues to dominate, but perhaps a 3D epic film on the last days of Pompei may take it down.  Meanwhile, there's new DVD releases including the final season of the classic 70s series, The Six Million Dollar Man. Michael Falkner has all the movie and DVD news on a new The Weekly Podioplex.

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Keith is back with a new episode of Dead Kitchen Radio and just in time to celebrate an anniversary.  Ten years ago, Keith was one of several authors who contributed to the Simon & Shuster Star Trek series known as "A Time For..."  Along with authors such as Robert Greenberger and David Mack, Keith crafted this story of the crew of the Enterprise-E.  Keith talks about his contribution and working with the other authors in the series.
 
In addition, Keith also talks about his newest Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for a new Gan Brightblade story in his Dragon Precinct universe.  There's plenty of time to be a part of it.

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

 


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

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The Lego Movie crushed all the competiton this past weekend, but there's a number of romantic movies and a scifi remake waiting in the wings to take it on this President's Day/Valentine's Day weekend.  Michael Falkner previews them as well as fills you in on all the new DVD releases on an all new The Weekly Podioplex.

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The Penguin returns to Gotham City, but he doesn't appear to have a nefarious scheme to rob the citizens of their hard earned cash.  Or does he?  It all seems innocent enough.  He opens a protection agency, offering his services to the wealthy of Gotham City.  And very quickly, he is accepted into high society.  And even worse, Batman and Robin are caught robbing the safe of one of Penguin's high caliber clients.  What is going on here?

Joining John to talk about this unusual conundrum is RevCast host and DragonCon American Sci-Fi Classics track co-moderator, Gary Mitchel.

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Gary Mitchel is a writer, reviewer, geek blogger, gamer, sf/fantasy fan, comics reader, podcaster and International Man of Mystery (who’s too dangerous for the entire country of Canada) currently living near Seattle. He is co-host with Deanna Toxopeus of RevolutionSF’s RevCast, the site’s weekly geek and pop culture discussion, which was nominated for a 2012 Parsec Award. It’s a convention panel in your iPod!

He has also appeared on the Shauncastic, Good to be a Geek, Cyborgs: A Bionic Podcast, Earth Station One, and Saturday B Movie Reel podcasts. He can be found on the Facebook and followed on the Twitter as @gary_mitchel (and yes, it’s his real name).Gary is also a frequent panelist at Dragon*Con in Atlanta, where he is the Co-Director of the American Sci-Fi Classics Track. There, he has discussed Sci-Fi TV, zombies, movies, video games, zombies, cartoons, comics and zombies. Some attendees have stated that he is “hilarious,” and Gary swears that said people are not related to him.

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Welcome to the Diner

Menu:

Trivia: New Trivia this week!

TV News:  SciFi Has devolved into popcorn

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

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

DVD/Blu Ray Release: Justice League: War

TWIST: Leonard Nimoy Addresses Health Concerns

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

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John Perry is a world famous entertainer and an old college friend of Steve's. Oscar suspects him of being a traitor, selling government secrets to foreign agents. Perry hands the secret material to the agents at various locales on his concert tour. Steve joins the tour in order to prove Perry's innocence, but the more time he spends with his old friend, the more suspicions he begins to have. Is John Perry a traitor?

Joining John and Paul to discuss this episode is The Six Million Dollar Blog author Alex Green.

Special thanks to Robin Spanell for supplying us with the audio for the television ad for this episode featured at the start of the podcast.  Check out Robin's music, some which has also been featured on the podcast, at his homepage.

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Alex Green was born in San Diego where he has lived his whole life, rarely venturing outside the safe confines of Southern California. Growing up, his parents tried to persuade him that the funny man running in slow motion on the television wasn't worth watching, but he knew better. He knew much, much better.

 

A lifelong fan of The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman, Alex hadn't been an adult for very long (some would say he still isn't) when he started making several trips a month up to Los Angeles to attend toy and collectibles shows in order to amass a huge collection of Bionic memorabilia. A vast collection that he no longer possesses due to an accident involving a pencil, a rabid weasel and a rapidly descending elevator (Actually, the advent of eBay in the late 90's took the thrill of the hunt out of it for him, so he gave it up).

 

Currently working out of his modest two-bedroom apartment (or twelve-bedroom mansion as he refers to it when describing his digs to people who’ve never visited him at home), Alex is a free-lance web designer and the webmaster of The Six Million Dollar Blog. The newest Bionic site on the web except for all the others that have come after. He hopes one day to meet his hero Lee Majors in person and his biggest regret in life is that he no longer fits into his Six Million Dollar Man jammies.

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The G2V Guys welcome Boyan “Bo” Radakovich – associate producer of the hit Geek & Sundry web show, TableTop, starring Wil Wheaton and a rotating assortment of celebrity guests – to talk about the making of the series, the upcoming Second “International TableTop Day” taking place around the globe, and the shared passion for gaming that has turned the hobby into a mainstream pursuit now enjoyed by more people than ever before. Roll the dice, make your move, and listen as the Face of Bo tells all!

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Ride Along gets the box office turkey of three weeks at the number one spot.  After a quiet January though, things are back to normal in terms of movie and DVD releases.  Plus, Michael Falkner talks about the latest Superman movie casting news and the passing of Philip Seymour Hoffman on an all new The Weekly Podioplex.

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Tonight’s Diners: Scott


Welcome to the Diner

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

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

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We meet the Constables of HG World who have their quiet night interrupted by the announcement of a shocking decision. When Ronni falls ill, Hicks heads to town for supplies, only to run into an old friend with a sinister plan. Hicks and Dogberry find the last store in Wishwell under siege by Eaters, with looters trapped inside along with the staff. The fate of McInnes and his men looks grim as the United Nations force counts its dead and tries to decide which way to head next.

Walk in Their Masquerade is the fourth episode of HG World, Season Zero. It first aired October 20th, 2009. Run time is 49 minutes.

Keith R A DeCandido as Todd Rage, Scott C Wentworth as Keith, Dustin Shanafelter as David & Pimples, Lance Schonberg as Krantz, D T Kelly as Jeb, Michael L Stokes as Jack and Captain Grant, Glen Bartram as Harris, Rebecca Rinas as Ronni, Ryan Smith as Hicks, Ayoub Khote as McInnes, Lee Sands as Dogberry, Dayton Ward & Scott C Wentworth as The Robbers, Shane Harris as Auggie, Roy Winger as Hefty, Cheryl Malcom as Shelly, Stacy Dooks as Gray, and Mark Zaricor as Reverend Dawkins

HG World is produced by 3015 North Studios. Written, directed, and produced by Jay Smith with production assistance by Martha Linbo-Terhaar, Carole Stokes and Michael L. Stokes. Production Logo and additional Art by Adrianna Linbo-Terhaar.

Sound effects courtesy of www.freesound.org.   Jonathan Coulton appears courtesy of the Creative Commons license.  Please visit him and his goodness at www.jonathancoulton.com.  For more about HG World, visit www.goodmorningsurvivors.com.


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The Batcave Podcast: Episode 10 - The Purr-fect Crime/Better Luck Next Time

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The Catwoman has returned to Gotham City and it looks as though her crime seems pretty obvious, the theft of two gold cat statues.  But there's something more to the statures and some books on the history of Gotham City provides the clues.  Can Batman figure it out before the Catwoman clips his and Robin's wings?

Joining John to talk about the debut of the feline felon is The Podcast Cowboy, Clay Dugger.

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Clay Dugger is the host of The Con Cast, a podcast devoted to interviewing guests of various science fiction and fantasy conventions.  Clay is also the host of He Said, She Said, part of The Chronic Rift Network, which he co-hosts with his wife Debby.

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Episode 17, Geek TV
Science fiction writer Scott Pearson (Star Trek: The Original Series: The More Things Change) and his daughter talk aboutthe geeky TV shows they’re  currently watching, including a couple of retro shout-outs to favorites no longer running.
Segments
Intro :30
Geek TV Renaissance 1:10
Almost Human 1:50
Agents of SHIELD 6:30
Supernatural 9:35
The Walking Dead 10:48
The Talking Dead & @Midnight 12:00
Psych 13:29
Parks and Recreation 14:45
Bob’s Burgers 16:04
Sherlock 17:03
Pushing Daisies 20:25
The Twilight Zone 24:06
Doctor Who 26:07
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Ride Along continues its dominance of the box office.  Michael Falkner brings you new movie releases and new TV on DVD and movie DVD releases on a new Weekly Podioplex.

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Tonight’s Diners: Scott


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

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

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The mysterious False Face and his elusive sidekick, Blaze, are back in Gotham City for a crime wave filled with confusion, false clues, and guises galore!  But who is False Face?  It's not just the identity of the villain that is in question, but the actor who portrays him as well.

Joining John to talk about this single outing for the master of disguise 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 ShadowSam 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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It’s a new year and a new “Galaxy” for The G2V Podcast as we kick off 2014 with a special episode that turns the spotlight on The G2V Guys themselves: Scott Alan Woodard and Arnold T. Blumberg!

“After six months of producing this podcast and building an audience that we really truly appreciate, we thought it was long past time to introduce ourselves in a substantial way. Who are these guys? Why should you listen to us? What have we done before this podcast began, and what led to the launch of this show? And most importantly for listeners, what amazing stuff do we have planned as we head into our first full year of G2V? This is where all the answers can be found…and there’s even a contest for a FREE prize too!”

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SELECTED LINKS FOR SCOTT:
Scott’s IMDb Page

DOCTOR WHO: THE JUGGERNAUTS

I, DAVROS: GUILT

DOCTOR WHO: ABSOLUTION

DARK SHADOWS: THE RAGE BENEATH

DEADLANDS NOIR (SAVAGE WORLDS)

DARING TALES OF THE SPRAWL

DARING TALES OF THE SPACE LANES

 

SELECTED LINKS FOR ARNOLD:
OUTSIDE IN: 160 New Perspectives on 160 Classic Doctor Who Stories by 160 Writers (ATB Publishing)

Telos Publishing

THE OFFICIAL OVERSTREET COMIC BOOK GRADING GUIDE

THE BIG BIG LITTLE BOOK BOOK: AN OVERSTREET PHOTO-JOURNAL GUIDE

ZOMBIEMANIA: 80 MOVIES TO DIE FOR

TRIUMPH OF THE WALKING DEAD: ROBERT KIRKMAN’S ZOMBIE EPIC ON PAGE AND SCREEN

THE UNDEAD AND THEOLOGY

ARNOLD’S APPEARANCE ON FOX (the zombie course is still being taught today!)

 

ADDITIONAL LINKS:
Gallifrey One

Chicago TARDIS

Dark Delicacies


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There's another lean week of theatrical and TV-on-DVD releases, but that doesn't stop The Weekly Podioplex from bringing you the latest movie news with the Quick Fliks.

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A disgruntled government scientist and demolition expert, Robert Meyer steals the Liberty Bell just before its bicentennial tour.  Steve tracks it down to an open field where the bell has been rigged to explode if any attempt is made to move it.  The government concedes to Meyer's demands, but he dies before telling them the secret to disarming the bombs about the symbol of liberty.  Steve must work with a protégé of Meyer's in disarming the device before time runs out.  The problem is, this protégé has a huge chip on his shoulder.  Is this all really worth, "The Price of Liberty"?

Joining John and Paul to discuss this episode is science fiction author Robert J. Sawyer.

Special thanks to Robin Spanell for supplying us with the audio for the television ad for this episode featured at the start of the podcast.  Check out Robin's music, some which has also been featured on the podcast, at his homepage.

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Robert J. Sawyer has won the Hugo, Nebula, John W. Campbell Memorial, Aurora, Hal Clement, and Audie Awards, all for best novel of the year, as well as the top SF awards in Japan, China, France, and Spain. According to the Locus Index to Science Fiction Awards, he is the #1 all-time worldwide leader in number of award wins as a science fiction or fantasy novelist. His 21st novel,Triggers, a 2012 title from Penguin Canada, was a Globe and Mail, Maclean’s, and Locus bestseller, and he’s hit #1 on the Amazon.com Technothrillers bestsellers list. Rob’s previous novels are all in print, including The Terminal Experiment; Calculating God; Hominids; Mindscan; Rollback; FlashForward (basis for the ABC TV series); and the WWW trilogy of Wake, Watch, and Wonder(each of which separately won the Aurora Award for Best Novel of the Year). His website is at sfwriter.com.

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


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

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

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

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

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

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There is very little in the way of TV on DVD offerings this week, but there is a plethora of films being released that offer a real challenge to last weekend's top box office draw, Lone Survivor. Michael Falkner has all the news about this in a new Weekly Podioplex.

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Our look back at each of the actors who portrayed the Doctor in Doctor Who continues as our focus turns to Patrick Troughton.  Host Krissy Myers is joined by The G2V Podcast host Arnold T. Blumberg and longtime fan Dale Mazur to discuss the run of second Doctor.  This is the era that suffered the most from the BBC's purging of their video vaults.  The recently recovered material is discussed as well as the ties Patrick Troughton's era has with the Matt Smith era of the show.

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Tonight’s Diners: Scott, Miles. M.


Welcome to the Diner

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

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It may be the new year but the box office results look like something from early December 2013 as Frozen takes the top spot again.  The new year does being with it a new slew of TV on DVD releases.  Plus, Michael Falkner looks back on the movie year that was 2013.  It's all on a new The Weekly Podioplex.  Happy New Year!

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A new year brings with it a new Doctor on Doctor Who.  Before we can get to that, we need to review how we got to the regeneration.  This episode is specially dedicated to the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who with all the specials that were offered to celebrate.  John, Keith, Mike, and Krissy offer their thoughts on all the offerings in a new In Review episode.  Plus, we manage to talk about a few other different things from Dan Persons and Keith as well.

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Segment One: Bringing it to the Table

2:57 - Krissy gets the ball rolling with the Paul McGann web video, "Night of the Doctor".

12:24 - John continues by praising the docu-drama, An Adventure in Space and Time.

22:57 - Mike is next as he talks about the Peter Davison produced, The Five(ish) Doctors.

28:37 - Finally, Keith talks about all the Doctor Who goodness being offered in celebration of the 50th anniversary over at tor.com.

36:11 - Promo for the Adventures of Indiana Jim Podcast

37:09 - Promo for the 2 Schooners Podcast

 

Segment Two: Reviews

38:45 - A discussion on the merits of characters like Merida from Brave ensues when Dan reviews Frozen.

46:46 - Keith likes the science fiction of Almost Human, but not the police procedual aspects of the show.  Plus, he's happy that Elementary has become appointment television.

57:42 - Promo for the HG World Podcast

59:12 - Promo for Cyborgs: A Bionic Podcast


Segment Three: Pop Tops

1:01:03 - We discuss the final element of the 50th anniversary celebration, "The Time of the Doctor".  Overall, we felt Moffat let Matt Smith down with his treatment.

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Jaime struggles with her newly discovered life and her attempts to remember everything she has lost.  A trip to Ojai proves disastrous, so Oscar comes up with a surefire way to help Jaime cope - a dangerous mission.  (Oscar failed his college psychology classes.)  Steve tags along to make sure everything works out, but the mission turns into a disaster as well.  Steve quickly realizes what is triggering Jaime's flashes of pain.  Can he stand to lose her again?

Joining John and Paul to discuss this episode are James Sherrard of Bionic Woman Files and Betsy Dodd of The Bionic Blonde.

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Bionic Wiki entry

Bionic Blonde entry

The Six Million Dollar Blog entry

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James Sherrard is a first generation fan of The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman. A collector of all things Bionic as a child, his interest in the shows was reignited when the first Bionic reunion movie was produced in 1987.The following year he met stars Lindsay Wagner and Richard Anderson for the first time through Lindsay Wagner’s Official Fan Club. In 1998, James reworked the Bionic Woman episode guide booklet that he had produced for the club into The Bionic Woman Files website…the longest running Bionic Woman site on the web! Over the years, James has contributed his Bionic knowledge to various books, articles, websites, and television productions. He has also amassed an amazing collection of Bionic memorabilia, from common toys to one-of-a-kind production items. Most recently, James has contributed to the 2010 DVD releases of The Bionic Woman Season One and The Six Million Dollar Man: The Complete Collection. James resides in New York where he is employed by a non-profit organization.


From Betsy Dodd's page: 

Growing up in a one-TV household, I had 3 brothers who surrounded me in age—who often teased me for being a “sissy”—and who usually controlled the voting majority for which channel to watch. Back in the 70s, our whirling TV dial was pretty much destroyed because we fought over it so often. One night while the substitute pliers were pointed to their choice of The Six Million Dollar Man(again), suddenly there was OMG ...cue angelic chorus... Jaime Sommers, the world’s first Bionic Woman. Yes!!! Score one for us sissies! I was totally hooked. And the love story between Jaime and Steve was the best. Ever. But then they killed her the following week.

Why did I idolize Jaime Sommers so much? Just as the final season was being released on DVD in the fall of 2011, I stumbled onto some internet bionic fan forums and started posting these offbeat episode reviews. I’m not sure, but when some members encouraged me to go start my own blog, I think it may have been the equivalent of being politely shunned by the Bionic Amish community— puritans of the franchise. (Really, I’m kidding. They’re all fun people and super nice. And they even let me use electricity to sign onto the internet.) Once about ten years ago, I belonged to an online fan “cult” that was framed in a similar style of farcical humor about The X-Files, so to me, this is all a completely normal approach to a television drama.

These days, I am a freelance copywriter, graphic designer and video editor living in Tennessee. No, I am not a blonde, but I am threatening to become one soon if these little gray hairs don’t stop surfacing. I must confess I also did not actually keep a diary in the 70s, but wish now that I had, so I could remember the real reason why I missed so many episodes of my favorite 70s show. For now, I’m blaming my brothers. For everything.


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Vending machines at Woodrow Roosevelt High are dispensing coins instead of candy or milk.  It seems like a silly prank, but in Gotham City pranks are the calling card of The Joker.  Batman is called in to investigate and he finds The Joker is recruiting students for his scheme.  Dick has to go undercover to find out who is in the gang and what Joker's ultimate scheme is.

Joining John to talk about this unusual story is author Dayton Ward.

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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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Keith has a new installment in the Dragon Precinct series now available from Dark Quest books.  In Gryphon Precinct, humans and elves, dwarves and gnomes, wizards and warriors all live and do business in the thriving, overcrowded port city of Cliff's End, to say nothing of the tourists and travelers who arrive by land and sea, passing through the metropolis on matters of business or pleasure—or on quests. The hard-working, under-appreciated officers of the Cliff's End Castle Guard work day and night to maintain law and order as best they can.

Cliff's End is rocked by the death of Lord Albin. As soon as the funeral ends, Albin's son Blayk takes over and starts instituting wholesale changes in how the Cliff's End Castle Guard is run: enforced retirements of older guards (including Captain Osric), surprise promotions (including Grovis to replace Osric as Captain of the Guard), sword requalifications for all guards, and much more.

Worse, Blayk has split up Lieutenants Torin ban Wyvald and Danthres Tresyllione and given them new partners. Lieutenant Dru, still devastated by the loss of Lieutenant Hawk, also has a new partner. All three detectives catch separate cases, but the more they investigate, the more they realize that all three are related—and connected to a conspiracy that targets the King and Queen themselves!

An all-new adventure of the Cliff's End Castle Guard!

-Sci-Fi Bulletin

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The year comes to an end a little on the quiet side in terms of new movie and DVD releases.  On the news front, The Hobbit continues to dominate the box office as does most of the holiday film offerings.  Michael Falkner has this and more on the final The Weekly Podioplex of 2013.  Happy New Year!

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