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King Tut returns to lay claim to Gotham City and to get his revenge on Batman.  But he has a new wrinkle in his scheming.  He is looking for his Cleopatra and he thinks he's found her in the form of Lisa Carson (Lee Meriwether).  John and his guests have not been kind to Tut in the past.  Will the third time be the charm for Monarch of Crime as John discusses the episode with longtime Batman 66 fan, Robert Long?

 

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 Robert Long is a full time grapgic designer and independent filmmaker.  As a first generation Batman syndication kid, he manages the 1966-68 Batman Television Series Group on Facebook.  He has had the pleasure to meet and work with Adam West and Julie Newmar with various projects in the past.  Visit Robert's production company - Smash or Trash Independent Filmmakingto learn more about it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Take a moment to see Robert's latest project, Madhouse Manor, and how you can help with his Indiegogo campaign to raise funds to make the movie a reality.

 
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CODE SNOW WHITE: "Goldie" himself - Richard Anderson - joins the podcast to share his story of becoming an actor, the film that redefined his Hollywood status, and the role that would forever endear him to a generation. So ditch your socks and grab some sun - it's time to get the flock out of here.

 

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FROM RICHARD'S OFFICIAL WEBSITE:

 

 

 

After seeing Gary Cooper in a movie, Richard Anderson decided that he would like to try his hand at acting. Born in Long Branch, New Jersey, he came west with his family at the age of ten and settled in Los Angeles. After graduating from University High School and serving in the army in World War II he studied at the Actors' Laboratory in Los Angeles, which later became the Actors Studio in New York. After a season of summer stock in Laguna Beach and Santa Barbara, he went into live television where he was spotted by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and screen tested. Ironically he chose for his screen test a scene from Gary Cooper's "The Cowboy and the Lady. " From the test he was signed as a contract player. He gained valuable film experience working with Spencer Tracy, Cary Grant, William Holden, Clark Gable and Walter Pidgeon. He made twenty nine films over a six year period.


With the studio star system ending, he asked to be released from his contract in 1957 in order to appear in Stanley Kubrick's "Paths of Glory" which has since become an anti-war film classic. "I have been lucky to be invited to work in well made motion pictures," he says. "But there was also fun in making 'Curse of the Faceless Man,' a horror film now on the late night circuit." Adding it up he has has made over 40 motion pictures including -- "The Long Hot Summer" and "Compulsion" at the same time getting a taste of the "golden age of television" appearing in "Playhouse 90" with Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward in Irwin Shaw's "The Eighty Yard Run. " He moved on to co-star in five different network television series creating his most popular character in 1973 as Oscar Goldman, OSI Washington boss of the "Six Million Dollar Man." Out of it came "The Bionic Woman." Anderson became the first actor ever to portray the same character in two different television series running concurrently on two different networks (ABC-NBC). He was nominated for an Emmy in the 1976-1977 season. 

From 1988 until 1994, Richard helped Universal Studios, CBS and NBC to make three highly rated two-hour specials, "The Return of the Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman," "Bionic Showdown" (which introduced Sandra Bullock) and "Bionic Ever After."

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 Tonight’s Diners:  Scott & Miles

 

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 don’t use iTunes, your feedback is still valuable. Visit our webpage at http://scifidinerpodcast.com and leave a comment on the show notes or email us at scifidinerpodcast@gmail.com.We want to know what you are thinking about what we are saying and what shows you are watching.

 

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

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There’s a lot happening in the entertainment industry outside of Los Angeles and New York. One American city that’s become a hotbed of production over the past 10 plus years is beautiful Boston, MA. And one guy who’s been a part of that production explosion is Chuck Slavin. Transitioning from in front of the camera to behind it, Chuck has worked positions from Production Assistant to Driver to Production Coordinator to Assistant Director building his career in the industry.
 
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When not working on set, Chuck has also been a huge advocate and champion for the State tax credits that are keeping productions coming to Massachusetts. Combining enthusiasm and practicality, Chuck has become a master at networking in New England. This is a great listen on how to network but also a look at some do’s and don’ts when it comes to etiquette on set. Enjoy.

 

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ALL SPORTS SPECIAL!

On the heels of the SCOTUS ruling on gay marriage, Gabe joins Dan and Travis to discuss the reaction from the sports world. Hilarity ensues! (We hope!)

Including: Dan schools Gabe on chants!

 

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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 Don thinks that he doesn't need school as he's a pretty good auto mechanic and knows that's where his life is headed.  But when his dune buggy breaks down in the desert, his auto skills are useless and his lack of knowledge could wind up getting Billy in trouble. 

We all have felt, at one time or another, that some of the classes we took in the course of our education were useless.  But one never knows what life will throw at them.  In the course of this episode, lessons in ancient history and geology pay off for Billy and Cathy, but will Don learn his lesson before it's too late.  Plus, Richard relates some personal stories of times he spent with Shazam! stars Jackson Bostwick and Michael Gray.  Stay tuned for the story of how guest star Wink Roberts set the desert landscape on fire.

It's all here and we want to hear from you on what you think of the episode.
Write us as ShazamIsisPodcast@gmail.com.

 

Moral

If you close your mind to learning, sooner or later you're going to have it opened and be surprised at just how much you've shortchanged yourself. So if you ever think about dropping out of school, you're only hurting yourself."
 

Guest Cast

                              Wink Roberts as Don 

                            Lisa Eilbacher as Cathy

 

RATING


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Ant-Man proved it wasn't such a small movie at the box office this weekend.  But is it big enough to take on the nostalgia of Pixels?  Michael Falkner has this and all the DVD release news on a new Weekly Podioplex.

 

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Weekly Podioplex Notes for July 21, 2015

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Pixels

 

Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – Ant-Man
#2 – Minions [-1]
#3 – Trainwreck
#4 – Inside Out [-1]
#5 – Jurassic World [-3]
#6 – Terminator: Genisys [-2]

#7 – Magic Mike XXL [-1]
#8 – The Gallows [-3]
#9 – Bajrangi Bhaijaan
#10 – Ted 2 [-3]

 

(New Release) [Change]

 

 

Tops From the Past

2010 – Inception
2005 – Wedding Crashers
1995 – Waterworld
1985 – National Lampoon’s European Vacation
1975 – Jaws


Box Office Premieres for the week of July 24th, 2015

Wide

Pixels – [PG-13]

Paper Towns – [PG-13]

Southpaw – [R]

 

Limited

The Vatican Tapes – [PG-13]

Samba – [R]

Unexpected – [R]

Big Significant Things – [NR]

Phoenix – [PG-13]

 

 

Home Entertainment for the week of July 21st, 2015

 

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

What We Do in the Shadows – [R]

Wild Horses – [R]

Scooby-Doo! and KISS: Rock and Roll Mystery – [NR]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray 

Robot Chicken: Season Seven (2014)

The Centurions: Part One (1985)

 

Blu-Rays From the Past

My Beautiful Laundrette (1985) – [R]

 

 

Podcast Promos

 

The Dead Robots Society

The Dead Robots’ Society was created by Justin Macumber in an effort to offer advice and support to other aspiring writers. All the hosts, current and former, have writing experience of some kind. They gather on a weekly basis to share stories of their individual journeys and discuss topics important to the world of writing. Occasional forays into the territories of brown dragons, taco eating cowboy space ninjas, or random discussions involving monkeys are all considered rumor at best and none of the hosts are willing to admit any of that actually happened.

 

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The Screen Guild Theater, which presented Hollywood films in greatly-abridged versions but often with the original stars, did a fantastic job with The Philadelphia Story.  Their adaptation of the comedy classic about a high society wedding interrupted by the presence of the bride’s ex-husband and pair of tabloid reporters features all three of the film’s stars: Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant,  and Jimmy Stewart.  Then that dashing “Robin Hood of Modern Crime,” Simon Templar, makes an appearance on The Saint.  Vincent Price stars as the sophisticated, suave (yet quick with his fists) righter of wrongs.

 

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Episodes

 

The Screen Guild Theater

“The Philadelphia Story”

March 17, 1947

4:56

 

The Saint

“The Corpse Said Ouch”

August 6, 1950

32:05

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 Aired March 1/2, 1967
 
The Green Hornet arrives in Gotham City and looks like he's gunning for a piece of the action.  But to Batman, muscling in on the trading stamp racket seems low-key for such a high profile gangster.  And what does the foreman of the Pink Chip Stamp Company have to do with it?  Is the Hornet the real evil in this plot or is it the unusual Colonel Gumm with his penchant for alphabet soup?  Van Williams and Bruce Lee guest star in this episode as their respective characters, The Green Hornet and Kato, from their own ABC series in this crossover as an attempt to generate better ratings for the fledgling show.
 
Joining John to discuss this episode and the most important character who doesn't get enough recognition is Justin Michael of Batman The Animated Podcast.

 

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​Justin Michael is an actor, writer / director and LA native. He's one half of the sketch comedy group , a member of the Harold teamWinslow, co-host of the podcast  at UCB Sunset, and host of . His UCB credits also include: , and . He is the co-creator of , a stop-motion animated series he wrote, directed, voiced, and produced for L Studio and Stoopid Buddy. He has written/directed/acted for Comedy Central, Funny or Die, Above Average, Nickelodeon and Adult Swim. He was a staff writer on Matt Besser's Comedy Central special, "This Show Will Get You High." He's performed at San Francisco Sketch Fest, Austin's Out of Bounds Festival, The Del Close Marathon, and toured various colleges across the country. If you'd like to continue your relationship beyond this bio follow .
 Justin Michael is an actor, writer / director and LA native. He's one half of the sketch comedy group Tremendosaur, a member of the Harold teamWinslow, co-host of the podcast Before You Were Funny at UCB Sunset, and host of Batman the Animated Podcast. His UCB credits also include: Wilhelm(the improvised movie), Tournament of Nerds, The It SUCKed! Awards, UCB Thanksgiving Day Parade, Urban Legends, Tremendosaur Sells Out, UCB Summer Blockbuster, CDR Sketch, Tremendosaur's Big Hollywood-ish Sketch Show, Sketch Cram, Let's Do This!, UCBWCW, Cagematch, The Passover Show, Mookie & Dave: It's a Guy Thing, Matt Besser's Prop 19 Show, and Not Too Shabby. He is the co-creator of Friendship All-Stars of Friendship, a stop-motion animated series he wrote, directed, voiced, and produced for L Studio and Stoopid Buddy. He has written/directed/acted for Comedy Central, Funny or Die, Above Average, Nickelodeon and Adult Swim. He was a staff writer on Matt Besser's Comedy Central special, "This Show Will Get You High." He's performed at San Francisco Sketch Fest, Austin's Out of Bounds Festival, The Del Close Marathon, and toured various colleges across the country. If you'd like to continue your relationship beyond this bio follow @heyjustin on Twitter.
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We return to the WCRS Radiostage with another audio production created as a service for the blind back in the early 2000s.  Based on a short story written by producer David Binkley and Michael Elliot, Elliot drafts the audio play for this take on Sherlock Holmes in a story set twenty years after the last documented story by Sr. Arthur Conan Doyle.  The story always read like an audio drama, so it made sense for David to produce it as such.

 

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We open the CYBORGS Case File on BOB McCULLOUGH. Bob has worked as a writer, producer, and director on some of the most popular TV shows throughout the 80s and 90s, including FALCON CREST, BJ AND THE BEAR, STAR TREK THE NEXT GENERATION, and ZORRO. His first real writing credit was for the episode, “In This Corner Jaime Sommers” on THE BIONIC WOMAN (he also wrote, “Jaime and the King”).

 

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But it was his story for the season three SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN episode, “Hocus-Pocus” that earned him entry into the Writer's union. But he had to fight for it. And you WON’T see his name in the episode's credits. We’ll find out why. We’ll also take an in-depth look at how Bob broke into show business - a great story in its own right. In fact, we’re going to go all the way back to Bob’s Hollywood roots, from hanging out at ritzy nightclubs as a child, to rubbing shoulders with Hollywood royalty at his mom’s bath and closet store, to crashing THE DATING GAME and becoming an NBC PAGE for LAUGH-IN, THE DEAN MARTIN SHOW, and the TONIGHT SHOW WITH JOHNNY CARSON.

 

This is an extra long edition of Case File because it not only spotlights a SMDM/BW writer, BUT ALSO serves as great first-hand advice for breaking into Hollywood.

 

“It’s really an open door in Hollywood if you have what they need. And what they need is smart people who are prepared and who are willing to work hard. If you have those things going for you, there’s no reason you can’t succeed. But if you’re sitting around waiting for them to call you, guess what - they’re busy. Tenacity, persistence, and don’t be afraid to do something a little outside the box.” — Bob McCullough

 

WHERE HOLLYWOOD HIDES LINKS

iTunes

Twitter

Facebook

Official Homepage

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Animated fare continues to dominate the box office.  Minions takes the top spot this week, but can it hold that position this weekend as Marvel unleashes the Ant-Man?  (Never thought a sentence like that would be written.)  Michael Falkners got all this, DVD releases and Comic Con news on a new Weekly Podioplex.
 
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Weekly Podioplex Notes for July 14, 2015

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Ant-Man

 

Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – Minions
#2 – Jurassic World [Even]
#3 – Inside Out [-2]
#4 – Terminator: Genisys [-1]

#5 – The Gallows
#6 – Magic Mike XXL [-2]

#7 – Ted 2 [-2]
#8 – Self/Less
#9 – Baahubali: The Beginning
#10 – Max [-4]

 

(New Release) [Change]

 

Tops From the Past

2010 – Inception
2005 – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
1995 – Apollo 13
1985 – Back to the Future
1975 – Jaws



Box Office Premieres for the week of July 17th, 2015

Wide

Ant-Man – [PG-13]

Trainwreck – [R]

 

Limited

Irrational Man – [R]

The Look of Silence – [PG-13]

Mr. Holmes – [PG]

The Stanford Prison Experiment – [R]

 

 

Home Entertainment for the week of July 14th, 2015

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

 

Ex Machina – [R]

X-Men: Days of Future Past – The Rogue Cut – [UR]

It Follows – [R]

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – [PG]

The Longest Ride – [PG-13]

Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 – [PG]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

 

Batman: Season Two, Part Two(1967)

Powers: Season One(2015)

Growing Pains: Season Five(1989)

WKRP in Cincinnati: Season Three(1980)

 

Blu-Rays From the Past

 

The Black Stallion (1979)– [G]

The Andromeda Strain (1971)– [G]

 

Podcast Promos

 

The Batcave Podcast

The Batcave Podcast is an Internet show that takes a look at each and every episode of the 60s Batman television series. Host John S. Drew celebrates the great and looks to see where the show went wrong as it slid into oblivion in its third and final season with a different guest host each week. In the end, John is attempting to justify his love for this series, not to the listener, but to himself. Join him on this long, strange trip.

 

Quick Flicks

 

Buzz at San Diego Comic Con

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Tonight’s Diners
Scott, Miles, M., and Jen
 
Tonight's Menu

Tonight we discuss a movie that is often overlooked when it comes to the greatest science-fiction movie lists. We are discussing Back to the Future II. We talk about some of the technical aspects of the movie, but also delve into some of the most memorable performances, scenes, and some of our favorite quotes. We also discuss what it got right and what it got wrong. We would love to hear your thoughts about this movie. 

 

Back to the Future II 

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

 
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 Daphne Ashbrook is an actor who has probably appeared in your favorite show. With a resume in theatre, film and television shows ranging from “Knight Rider” to “Murder She Wrote” to “NCIS” to “The OC,” just to name a few, Daphne’s honed her craft into an incredibly successful career. She is a favorite among science fiction fans as well for being one of the few people to appear in both “Star Trek” and “Doctor Who.” In recent years, she’s branched beyond acting by releasing several albums “Grace Notes” “All Good Dreamers” and penning a memoir on acting “Dead Woman Laughing.” 
 
Daphne’s latest adventure is writing, producing and starring in a new short film, “Once More, With Feeling.” Inspired by a true and frightening turn of events during a trip to Joshua Tree, “Once More, With Feeling” tackles intense issues such PTSD and suicide but with a humorous slant as well. As you’ll hear, Daphne’s indefatigable spirit is sending her on an artistic journey where she has to relive her fears. This is a great and inspiring listen which brings home the courage needed to bring your vision to life. Enjoy.
 
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LINKS

Once More, With Feeling IndieGogo fundraising site

 

Once More, With Feeling FB page

 

Once More, With Feeling website

 

Once More, With Feeling IMdb

 

Daphne Ashbrook’s website

 

Daphne Ashbrook Official FB page

 

Matthew Jacobs’ “Doctor Who Am I” website

 

The Official “Doctor Who Am I” Facebook page

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What took Jurassic World at the box office?  What offerings are there for this coming weekend movie releases?  What does guest Kevin Bachelder think of the newest convention Indy Popcon?  Michael Falkner has this and more on a new Weekly Podioplex.
 
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Weekly Podioplex Notes for July 7, 2015

 

Introduction

Opening Clip:   Minions


Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – Inside Out [+1]
#2 – Jurassic World [-1]
#3 – Terminator: Genisys
#4 – Magic Mike XXL

#5 – Ted 2 [-2]
#6 – Max [-2]

#7 – Spy [-2]
#8 – San Andreas [-2]
#9 – Me and Earl and the Dying Girl [+4]
#10 – Dope [-3]

 

 

(New Release) [Change]

 

Tops From the Past

2010 – Inception
2005 – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
1995 – Apollo 13
1985 – Back to the Future
1975 – Jaws

 

 

 

Box Office Premieres for the week of July 3rd, 2015

 

Wide

Minions – [PG]

The Gallows – [R]

Self/less – [PG-13]

 

 

Limited

Do I Sound Gay? – [NR]

Tangerine – [R]

Nowitzki: The Perfect Shot – [NR]

 

 

 

Home Entertainment for the week of June 16th, 2015

 

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

Woman in Gold – [PG-13]

Maggie – [PG-13]

Mercenary: Absolution – [R]

 

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

House of Cards: Season Three (2015)

Barney Miller: Season Eight (1981)

 

 

Blu-Rays From the Past

The Killers (1946) – [NR]

 

 

Podcast Promo

 

Remake This Movie RIGHT!

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

 

 

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Arnold and Scott are on their way to Gen Con soon, but since it’s been a while, they made some time to record this wild and crazy episode covering some thoughts on the final episodes of iZOMBIESeason 1, Arnold’s recent viewing of [REC] 3, and Scott’s work on the upcoming THE SIXTH GUN RPG! And there’s more, from theories about the paper-laden post-apocalypse to the need for an upcoming episode on those classic Romero films. The more zombies, the merrier!
 
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SHOW LINKS

iZombie Season 1 (iTunes)

iZombie Season 1 (Amazon)

REC 3: Genesis (iTunes)

REC 3: Genesis Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack (Amazon)

The Sixth Gun RPG (Pinnacle)

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Show 060! We talk about young Walter's robot awareness, the Seinfeld/Maher/PC crap, cover some giant bats and and a new rockin' brew, plus Trav tries some old Travia, we bid farewell to Anthony "Luke" Geary, and review the list of late celebs. Listen here or subscribe on iTunes and elsewhere. Also send us money.

 

 

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SHOW OPEN

  • Walter "John Connor" Lackaye and the Bots

  •  "What's the deal with this Seinfeld/Maher/PC business?"

  • Dan: The...Something

 

THE NEWS WITH TRAVIS

  • Seriously, more bats. This one walks.

  • Heavy Metal Zen

  • Robbin' + Biscuit Cravin' = A Jailin'

  • We Will, We Will Beer You

     
     

SHOW CLOSE

  • Later, Luke. Thanks for the Memories.

  • Impossible Travia: A Gabe-over

  • Dick Van Patten and the Death List

  • Announcements

 

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 A child star of the television and movies in the 60s and 70s, Pamelyn Ferdin appeared in such classic series as Star TrekThe Odd Couple, and Bewitched.  She also appeared as Lynn Colby in the first season Shazam! episode, "Thou Shalt Not Kill".  Pamelyn joins John and Richard to discuss her career, her animal activism, and her time on the set of Shazam!

 

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"As a child and teenager, I didn’t just watch some of the most beloved cartoons and television shows of all times; I lived them. I was the voice of Lucy Van Pelt in the Peanuts Movie, You're a Good Boy Charlie Brown and other Peanut specials. I was also the voice of Fern in the animated theatrical version of Hannah-Barbera’s Charlotte’s Web, as well as dozens of other voices for animated series. Besides voice overs, I appeared in guest starring roles on most of the television shows of the sixties and seventies, as well as co-starring in major motion pictures such as The Beguiled starring Clint Eastwood and Geraldine Page. My list of credits and photos from many of the shows I appeared in can be seen on my web site at PamelynFerdin.com."

 

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For the Fourth of July, we present two unabashedly patriotic episodes from the Golden Age of Radio.  First, the show that captured the immigrant experience with warm-hearted comedy, Life With Luigi.  This time Luigi and his night school class are to march in an Independence Day parade.  Trouble arises when Luigi decides to add firecrackers to the parade.  Then CBS’s You Are There, the program that takes listeners to important moments in history, takes us to – where else – Philadelphia in July of 1776 for the debate over the Declaration of Independence.

 

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Episodes

Life With Luigi

“The Fourth of July Parade”

July 3, 1949

4:16

 

You Are There

“Philadelphia, July 4, 1776”

March 21, 1948

37:05

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And with a third week at the top of the box office, Jurassic World is the first box office "turkey" of the summer season, beating out Avengers: Age of Ultron.  It's a slow week of movie and DVD releases, but there are a couple that promise to threaten the dinosaurs' top spot.  Michael Falkner has this and more on a new Weekly Podioplex.
 
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Weekly Podioplex Notes for June 30, 2015

 

Introduction

Opening Clip:  Terminator Genisys


Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – Jurassic World [Third Week]
#2 – Inside Out [Even]
#3 – Ted 2
#4 – Max

#5 – Spy [-2]
#6 – San Andreas [-2]

#7 – Dope [-2]
#8 – Insidious: Chapter 3 [-2]
#9 – Mad Max: Fury Road [-1]
#10 – Avengers: Age of Ultron [-1]

(New Release) [Change]

 

Tops From the Past

2010 – Despicable Me
2005 – Fantastic Four
1995 – Apollo 13
1985 – Back to the Future
1975 – Jaws

 

 

Box Office Premieres for the week of July 3rd, 2015

 

Wide

Terminator Genisys – [PG-13]

Magic Mike XXL – [R]

 
 

 

Limited

Cartel Land – [NR]

Jimmy’s Hall – [PG-13]

Jackie & Ryan – [PG-13]

Amy – [R]

 

 

Home Entertainment for the week of June 16th, 2015

 

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

Get Hard – [R]

Last Knights – [R]

Danny Collins – [R]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

None

 

Blu-Rays From the Past

Vanilla Sky (2001) – [R]

 

 

Podcast Promo

 

The RevolutionSF Revcast

An online magazine and community dedicated to celebrating the best in science fiction, fantasy, comics, anime, and gaming, RevolutionSF is created by professional columnists, artists, animators, and humorists from the most prominent genre-related websites and magazines around. Tough love for sci-fi.

 

Earth Station One

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

 

 

Quick Flicks

  • None

 

 

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Aired Febraury 22/23, 1967

 

 

Julie Newmar makes her final bow as the Catwoman in an episode many fans remember fondly.  Catwoman decides to follow the straight and narrow as she enters college.  But the theft of a statue of Batman from the college and a found beenie cap are all the clues Batman needs to figure out Catwoman is up to something.  

 

Joining John to discuss this episode and Julie Newmar's legacy as the Catwoman is View from the Longbox's Michael Bailey.

 

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Michael Bailey has an illness.  While most people would call his comic book collecting a hobby he knows what it really is - a hopeless addiction.  Luckily he has harnessed this personality defect into a weekly Internet radio show.  Mike is a DC guy but likes Marvel just fine.  He prefers the super-hero genre but frankly as long as it is a solid read he’ll try just about any sort of comic.

 

Mike is a Pieces, (his birthday is February 29th as a matter of fact) enjoys cold weather and enjoys a variety of hobbies that rarely involve the outdoors.

 

Currently Mike lives in the Fortress of Baileytude, which is carved into the side of a mountain above scenic Fayetteville, GA.  Somehow he has lucked into having a beautiful wife named Rachel, who is very much an enabler and, for some reason, puts up with his dumb ass.  Together they own a small poodle named Boo, the cutest six pounds of evil you will ever see.  His day job is acting like a department manager for a big box office supply store.

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Show 059 

 

 

 

 

 

On Show 059, Ken Gardiner helps us figure out the whys of Rush's recent Rolling Stone cover, we spoil Game of Thrones (or do we?), and Dan rolls out some proposed wedding ceremony ideas on the heels of Travis's first anniversary. Maybe some big announcement or something too! Tell 400 friends and subscribe today!

 

 

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SHOW OPEN

  • The Barry Manilow Show?

  • You have GoT to be kidding! And other spoilers

  • Emerson screws us yet again and other olde dayes tayles

  • Dan: The Man

 

Rush to Judgment

  • Rush makes the cover of the Rolling Stone; Is this a Rush to Justice? Or something else? We discuss with resident Rushiotomist Ken Gardiner

 

THE NEWS WITH TRAVIS

  • Mr. Deluxe Very Good Clone Robot Fantastic OK

  • Teledildonics and other proof we live in the future

  • Skin Saving Swimsuit

 

SHOW CLOSE

  • Impossible Travia

  • Anniversaries and announcements

  • The #ElvisWedding Ceremonies That Never Were

 

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Please call the listener line at 1.888.508.4343

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Tonights Diners: Jim 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

Jim Arrowood and M. interview Walter Doty, Write for Star Trek: Captain Pike, and Todd Shawn Tei, Director, Writer, and Actor for this project. We at the SciFi Diner have always supported fan projects.  Quite frankly we just want to see more Trek. If you are with us in this and like what you hear in our discussion with the creators of this project, then please visit their indigogo campaign and support the project. You can also follow them on their facebook page and their twitter.  Below you can read a description of the project from their indigogo page.

 

This is the story of Captain Pike when he first takes command of the Enterprise and his first mission aboard her. And with your help, it will lead into a Captain Pike Web Series.

Christopher Pike is the Captain seen in the original Star Trek Pilot The Cage, played by Jeffrey Hunter. He was Captain of the Enterprise before Captain Kirk. And his story has never been told in film, until now.

In the original Star Trek Pilot, The Cage, set in the year 2254. Captain Pike and his crew are returning from Rigel VII, where several members of the landing party were killed by the inhabitants.

The incident filled Pike with so much guilt that he is considering resigning his commission. But thats all we know about Captain Pike, and we want to know so much more. Dont you?

This is an independent film project that will be helmed by professionals who all work in the entertainment industry. From cast and crew to writers, director, producers and actors.

 

THE LEAD CAST OF CAPTAIN PIKE

In our film, we will answer these questions about Captain Pike:

1. What happened on Pikes first mission with his female first officer, and his science officer, Mr. Spock?

2. Did Pike ever go into battle?

3. Which alien race did he encounter before any other Starfleet Captains? We know Captain Pikes father is Admiral Josh Pike, but we never learned about the Admiral and which starship he commanded.

We never learned about many of the federation Captains that we saw in Star Trek TOS or their descendants.

In this film, well answer all the questions youve always wondered about. And youll see many famous Starfleet officers at the beginning of their illustrious careers.


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The In Review Podcast is back with an all new episode.  John, Keith, Krissy, and Mike gather to offer new things that might interest you such as Shakespeare in the Park, DragonCon Newbies, Mad Max: Fury Road, and Dale & Tucker Vs. Evil.  Plus, they discuss Neil Gaiman's American Gods for television and the passing of Sir Christopher Lee.  Take a listen and let us know your thoughts on what we discussed.

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Segment One: Bringing it to the Table

2:07 - Krissy surprisingly loves the new Mad Max film, Fury Road.

9:52 - Keith talks about this year's offerings for Shakespeare in the Park - Tempest and Cymbeline.

14:09 - DragonCon is coming and Michael discusses the Newbies program that helps those who are going for the first time acclimate themselves to the frenetic environoment.

20:15 - John surprisingly liked Dale & Tucker Vs. Evil.

 

25:16 - Promo for the Generations Geek podcast.

26:08 - Promo for the Batcave Podcast.

 

Segment Two: Pop Tops

27:52 - We discuss:

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Mentor is mugged in the RV and the only witness is a young boy who refuses to talk.  Can Billy convince him otherwise or will Mentor's attacker come back to make sure the boy never speaks?

"Snitches dig ditches" is a common phrase among the young today, sadly, but it seems to hold true with young Larry Burns.  In this episode, John and Richard discuss the responsibility of youth to step forward and report wrongdoing, the question of powerful beings granting insight into potential danger, and the difficult stunts Jackson Bostwick had to perform.

It's all here and we want to hear from you on what you think of the episode.
Write us as ShazamIsisPodcast@gmail.com.

 

Moral

“Some day you may see somebody do something wrong. If you don't know what to do about it, just remember that when a problem has you stumped, it's a good idea to talk with a grown-up you can trust. It could save you a lot of trouble in the long run!"

Guest Cast

Todd Gross as Larry Burns

Andrew Rubin as Ron Craig

Dermott Downs as First Boy

Brian Williams as Second Boy

Selette Cole as Molly Burns

Lew Brown as Mr. Burns

 

RATING


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Dan Persons says:

No life is forever, not even that of the man who played immortal vampires, mouldering corpses, and psychotic satanists. Christopher Lee had so permanently placed his mark on the world of fantastic film that his death this past week sent a shock wave through film fandom, so assured were we that he’d always be around to bring his wit, gravity, and class to the likes of Dracula, Saruman and Kharis.

In the wake of his loss, Cinefantastique contributors Ted Newsom, Steve Biodrowski, Lawrence French, and Dan Persons got together to reminisce about encounters with the legendary actor, share some famous and not-so-famous anecdotes about his work and life, and evaluate his contribution to the worlds of horror and fantasy. Click on the player to hear the show, or right-click the link to download.

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Jurassic World continues its dominiation at the box office with a much smaller take this weekend.  Does this mean that those new films opening this weekend might topple it? Michael Falkner has this as well as a look at the July releases.  It's all here and more on a new Weekly Podioplex.
 
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Weekly Podioplex Notes for June 23, 2015

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Max


Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – Jurassic World [Second Week]
#2 – Inside Out
#3 – Spy [-1]
#4 – San Andreas [-1]
#5 – Dope
#6 – Insidious: Chapter 3 [-2]

#7 – Pitch Perfect 2 [-2]
#8 – Mad Max: Fury Road [-1]
#9 – Avengers: Age of Ultron [-1]
#10 – Tomorrowland [-1]

 

 

 

(New Release) [Change]

 

 

Tops From the Past

2010 – The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
2005 – War of the Worlds
1995 – Apollo 13
1985 – Pale Rider
1975 – Jaws

 

 

 

Box Office Premieres for the week of June 19th, 2015

 

Wide

Max – [PG]

Ted 2 – [R]

 

 

Limited

Big Game – [PG-13]

Batkid Begins – [PG]

The Little Death – [NR]

A Murder in the Park – [PG-13]

 

 

 

Home Entertainment for the week of June 16th, 2015

 

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

Survivor – [PG-13]

The Forger – [R]

Pound of Flesh – [R]

 

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

Graceland: Season Two (2014)

Workaholics: Season Five (2015)

 

 

Blu-Rays From the Past

The Bridge (1959) – [NR]

Needful Things (1993) – [R]

 

 

 

Podcast Promo

 

The SciFi Diner Podcast

In this Science Fiction Podcast, we share interviews, reviews, and opinions on popular and perhaps not so popular Science Fiction TV shows and movies.

 

 

Quick Flicks

  • July’s Coming Attractions

 

 

Links

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Our long delayed look at the various incarnations of the Doctors on Doctor Who continues with a discussion of the Peter Davison era.  Having some great shoes to fill, Davison had his work cut out for him, but he managed nicely in the three years he played the role.  John is joined by Keith DeCandido and Krissy Myers to discuss the companions, the Doctor's story arc through the three years culminating in "Caves of Androzani", the Fifth Doctor as a bridge between the old and new series, and of course, episodes to watch out for.  We even remembered to talk about The Master.  Well, Keith and Krissy did.

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Dashiell Hammett’s Nick and Nora Charles, the supposedly-retired PI and his socialite wife, heroes of his mystery novel The Thin Man, appeared on film, television, and, of course, radio.  The New Adventures of The Thin Man was a radio incarnation that emphasized the duo’s trademark witty repartee and underplayed the criminal violence.  This episode is about a missing dog, but still manages to work in boxing and gambling.  Then Old Time Radio’s premier science fiction anthology series, X Minus One, adapts a classic tale by Robert Heinlein, “The Roads Must Roll.” In a future where the highways became so crowded that we gave up cars in exchange for high-speed conveyor belt roads as our preferred mode of transport, one man stands alone against radicals seeking to take down the system.

Episodes

The New Adventures of the Thin Man

“The Adventure of the Passionate Palooka”

July 6, 1948

3:03

 

X Minus One

“The Roads Must Roll”

January 4, 1956

34:42


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Show 058 - The Heavy Metal Episode

...And we're back! After a lengthy hiatus, Dan and Travis return with a show devoted to METAL. Handsome Timmy D joins to share his list of the top metal bands, we do the news, we play some trivia games, and Travis reviews some Iron Maiden classics in the new installment of "May I Suggest." Listen to the show 4 months in the making! Tune in and share!

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SHOW OPEN

  • The Carl Banks Show!
  • The Heavy Metal Episode!
  • Muppet New Agers
  • #SNL40
  • Dan: The Man

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ask Handsome Timmy D

  • Who are the 3 most important Heavy Metal bands of the first three decades of Heavy Metal…oh yeah?!

 

 

THE NEWS WITH TRAVIS

  • Elvis’s Elvan
  • Man gives nickel back to charity, or some such
  • Depp duo with Coop

 

 

 

 

SHOW CLOSE

  • Impossible Travia – THEME: Drummers
  • Dan said to Travis, “May I Suggest… you rock out to the dulcet tones of Iron Maiden’s albums The Number Of The Beast and Piece Of Mind?” – and Travis gives his thoughts.
  • Dan said to Travis, “May I Suggest… you spy with your little eye a documentary called Mel Brooks: Make A Noise?” – tune in a month from now to hear what Travis has to say!

 

 

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It really doesn't come as much of a surprise that Jurassic World took the top box office spot last weekend.  What's amazing are the records that were broken with its release.  Can it hold the top spot as it appears everyone in the world has seen the film?  Michael Falkner has a few new movie releases to suggest as competition.  There are also DVD releases and movie news with casting for the first Star Wars spinoff film and the passing of Christopher Lee.  It's all here and more on a new Weekly Podioplex.

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Weekly Podioplex Notes for June 16, 2015

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Inside Out


Box Office Report

Top Ten

#1 – Jurassic World
#2 – Spy [-1]
#3 – San Andreas [-1]
#4 – Insidious: Chapter 3 [-1]
#5 – Pitch Perfect 2 [+1]
#6 – Entourage [-2]

 

#7 – Mad Max: Fury Road [-2]
#8 – Avengers: Age of Ultron [Even]
#9 – Tomorrowland [-2]
#10 – Love & Mercy [+1]

 

(New Release) [Change]

 

 

Tops From the Past

 

2010 – Toy Story 3
2005 – Batman Begins
1995 – Pocahontas
1985 – Cocoon
1975 – Jaws


Box Office Premieres for the week of June 19th, 2015

Wide

Inside Out – [PG]

 

Dope – [R]

 

Limited

Infinitely Polar Bear – [R]

Manglehorn – [PG-13]

Eden – [R]

Gabriel – [NR]

The Overnight – [R]

 

The Tribe – [NR]

 

Home Entertainment for the week of June 16th, 2015

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

Chappie – [R]

Run All Night – [R]

Unfinished Business – [R]

The Lazarus Effect – [PG-13]

 

Beyond the Reach – [R]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

The Newsroom: Season Three (2014)

Two and a Half Men: Season Twelve (2014)

Two and a Half Men: The Complete Series (2003-2015)

Laverne and Shirley: The Complete Series (1976-1983)

Jericho: The Complete Series (1966-1967)

 

The Odd Couple: The Complete Series (1970-1975)


Blu-Rays From the Past

 

The Land That Time Forgot (1975)– [PG]

 

 

Podcast Promo

 

The Roundtable Podcast

 

Each week we invite publishers, editors, and authors to get on the line with a writer who presents an idea on the table… an idea for a story they want to write.  And then everyone digs in, asking questions, pointing out problems, and proposing solutions.  Characters are dissected or dismissed, plots reinforced or torn apart altogether, and hopefully what started as an idea, becomes something more.

 

 

Quick Flicks

  • Forest Whitaker joins Rogue One

  • Katherine Waterston joins Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

  • Rupert Wyatt joins Gambit

  • Sir Christopher Lee

Links

 

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Welcome to a new audio drama anthology series here on The Chronic Rift Network!  David Binkley is the producer and director of the WCRS Radio Stage program.  He has always loved old radio dramas so in 2000 when , a radio reading service for the blind, took their studios to digital he started preparing scripts that could relive those thrilling days of yesteryear. He assembled friends and volunteers and they laid down the voice tracks with sound effects and music inserted in post production.

Welcome to a new audio drama anthology series here on The Chronic Rift Network!  David Binkley is the producer and director of the WCRS Radio Stage program.  He has always loved old radio dramas so in 2000 when , a radio reading service for the blind, took their studios to digital he started preparing scripts that could relive those thrilling days of yesteryear. He assembled friends and volunteers and they laid down the voice tracks with sound effects and music inserted in post production.

Welcome to a new audio drama anthology series here on The Chronic Rift Network!  David Binkley is the producer and director of the WCRS Radio Stage program.  He has always loved old radio dramas so in 2000 when Written Communications Radio Service, a radio reading service for the blind, took their studios to digital he started preparing scripts that could relive those thrilling days of yesteryear. He assembled friends and volunteers and they laid down the voice tracks with sound effects and music inserted in post production.

The thought was to produce a half hour drama a month.  An ambitious goal considering that there was NEVER a regular radio drama series EVER broadcast out of Akron, Ohio.  Over the next twenty-four months they were able to produce twenty-two stories,  After that they put together an occasional story - mostly at Christmas.

Author Michael Giorgio crafts a story about a company that states that they can end all your problems - whatever they are.


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With apologies to host Michael Falkner, here is this week's episode of The Weekly Podioplex.  Spy was number last week and it's not looking good that it's going to hold the top spot this weekend, but there are a number of DVD releases to talk about on this new episode.

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Weekly Podioplex Notes for June 9, 2015

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Jurassic World


Box Office Report

Top Ten

#1 – Spy
#2 – San Andreas [-1]
#3 –Insidious: Chapter 3
#4 – Entourage

#5 – Mad Max: Fury Road [-1]
#6 – Pitch Perfect 2 [-4]
#7 – Tomorrowland [-4]
#8 – Avengers: Age of Ultron [-3]
#9 – Aloha [-3]
#10 – Poltergeist [-3]

 

(New Release) [Change]

 

 

Tops From the Past

2010 – Toy Story 3
2005 – Batman Begins
1995 – Batman Forever
1985 – Rambo: First Blood, Part II
1975 – Nashville


Box Office Premieres for the week of June 12th, 2015

Wide

Jurassic World – [PG-13]

 

Limited

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl – [PG-13]

The Wolfpack – [R]

Set Fire to the Stars – [NR]

Soaked in Bleach – [NR]

The 11th Hour – [NR]

 

Home Entertainment for the week of June 9th, 2015

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

Kingsman: The Secret Service – [R]

Project Almanac – [PG-13]

The DUFF – [PG-13]

Serena – [R]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

Hart to Hart: Season Five (1983)

The Originals: Season Two (2014)

Thunderbirds: The Complete Series (1965-1966)

The Last Ship: Season One (2014)

The Facts of Life: Season Six (1984)

Teen Wolf: Season Four (2014)


Blu-Rays From the Past

The Last Unicorn (1982)– [G]

F/X (1986)– [R]

 

 

Podcast Promo

Tuning in to SciFi TV

Tuning in to SciFi TV is the genre fan's weekly guide to science fiction and fantasy television. Think of us as the viewer’s digest, tour guides or sherpas for the genre rather than critics. We’ll always share our honest opinions but we also plan to keep things fun.

 

 

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Here's how Tim describes this episode:

"What happens when you discover a powerful emotional connection to someone three times your age? Gregor Collins tells us in his open and honest memoir “The Accidental Caregiver” which was turned into a stageplay that premiered in January 2015. In 2008, Gregor found himself employed as caregiver to famous Holocaust refugee Maria Altmann. What occurred from there was an unexpected journey which opened up Gregor’s mind and heart in ways he could not have predicted.

Gregor Collins is a writer, actor and producer based out of New York City. Like myself, he’s got an extensive career in the world of reality TV. The Accidental Caregiver and other works has propelled Gregor’s career in new directions that have made him realize that living the creative life means taking control of your own destiny. During this interview we talk about the emotional honesty needed to be an artist but also the courage to stop waiting and start doing. Enjoy."

 

LINKS

You can buy The Accidental Caregiver here:

http://www.amazon.com/The-Accidental-Caregiver-Legendary-Holocaust-ebook/dp/B0092GS96K

A trailer for the book is here:

https://youtu.be/JSCXfw7l9yQ

For more on the film Goodbye Promise:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goodbye_Promise

Gregor Collins on IMDB:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1859942/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

Gregor Collins on twitter:

twitter.com/gregorcollins

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We're back to producing new episodes.  Be prepared to see a flood of them as we try to catch up with our promise to produce 52 episodes this year.  We start with a panel on the cult TV show Quantum Leap.  This panel was recorded as part of the American SciFi Classics track at DragonCon 2014.  Keith DeCandido and Michael Falkner were among the panelists.  The panel celebrated the 25th anniversary of the series.

The panelists include:

 

 

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IVAN VAN NORMAN (Game Developer, “King of the Nerds” finalist) joins Arnold and Scott to talk about the Kickstarter for the Outbreak: UNDEAD 2nd Edition Starter Kit! A “Zombie Survival RPG” that provides flexible play for placing characters into a wide array of apocalyptic scenarios, Outbreak: UNDEAD is a must-have for zombie and gaming fans eager to try out their own survival skills in a world of the walking dead! Ivan also talks about his recent “Dread”-ful battle on TABLETOP with Wil Wheaton!

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

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Tonight's Menu

On this podcast, we talk about the Squee Fan Girl Project which you can find out about here. We also discuss Hot Topics acquisition of ThinkGeek.  We wind up our discussion with whether or not infantilism has struck pop Science Fiction, a discussion based on an article by Simon Pegg.  We share our short interview with Timothy Zahn and end with the top five Simon Pegg movies. Please excuse the audio.

 

Timothy Zahn

 

Zahns novella Cascade Point won the 1984 Hugo Award. He is the author of the Blackcollar trilogy and the Cobra series (seven novels so far), ten Star Wars Expanded Universe novels, including seven novels featuring Grand Admiral Thrawn: the Thrawn Trilogy, the Hand of Thrawn duology, Outbound Flight, and Choices of One. LucasFilm at times referred to some of the more detailed Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game supplements from West End Games, and when Timothy Zahn started work on a new trilogy of Star Wars books, boxes of West End sourcebooks were delivered to him. At the time, Zahn was writing what would become known as the Thrawn Trilogy, the first book of which was Heir to the Empire (1991). In turn, West End released sourcebooks for Zahns three novels from 1992-1994. The Thrawn trilogy marked a revival in the fortunes of the Star Wars franchise, bringing it widespread attention for the first time in years; all three Thrawn-trilogy novels made the New York Times best-seller lists,[3] and set the stage and tone for most of the franchises Expanded-Universe content. Zahn also wrote the young adult Dragonback series and the popular ConquerorsTrilogy.


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Tomorrowland is yesterday's news as The Rock takes the top spot with his disaster flick, San Andreas.  There's news of a new 24 and more in the Quick Flicks.  Michael Falkner is back with this and your DVD releases on a new episode of The Weekly Podioplex.

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Weekly Podioplex Notes for June 2, 2015

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Spy

 

This is Michael Falkner and it is showtime at the June 2, 2015 edition of The Weekly Podioplex, brought to you on The Chronic Rift Network.

This week’s birthdays include

Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman,Zachary Quinto, Imogen Poots,Angelina Jolie, Marky Mark Wahlberg, and Robert Englund.


Box Office Report

Top Ten

#1 – San Andreas
#2 – Pitch Perfect 2 [Even]
#3 – Tomorrowland [-2]
#4 – Mad Max: Fury Road [-1]
#5 – Avengers: Age of Ultron [Even]
#6 – Aloha

 

#7 – Poltergeist [-3]
#8 – Far from the Madding Crowd [-1]
#9 – Hot Pursuit [-3]
#10 –Home [Even]

 

(New Release) [Change]

 

Tops From the Past

 

 

2010 – The Karate Kid
2005 – Mr. & Mrs. Smith
1995 – Congo
1985 – Rambo: First Blood, Part II
1975 – The French Connection II


Box Office Premieres for the week of June 5th, 2015

Wide

Spy – [R] Action Comedy

Rose ByrneJason StathamMelissa McCarthy,

A desk-bound CIA analyst volunteers to go undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent diabolical global disaster.

 

Entourage – [R] Comedy

Adrian GrenierJeremy PivenKevin Connolly,

Movie star Vincent Chase, together with his boys Eric, Turtle, and Johnny, are back - and back in business with super agent-turned-studio head Ari Gold.

 

Insidious: Chapter 3 – [PG-13] Horror

Dermot MulroneyStefanie ScottAngus Sampson,

This prequel set before the haunting of the Lambert family reveals how gifted psychic Elise Rainier reluctantly agrees to use her ability to contact the dead in order to help a teenage girl who has been targeted by a dangerous supernatural entity.

 

 

 

Limited

Love & Mercy – [PG-13]

Testament of Youth – [PG-13]

A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence – [NR]

Hungry Hearts – [NR]

 

Police Story: Lockdown – [NR]

 

Home Entertainment for the week of June 2nd, 2015

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

Jupiter Ascending – [PG-13] Adventure Fantasy

A young woman discovers her destiny as an heiress of intergalactic nobility and must fight to protect the inhabitants of Earth from an ancient and destructive industry.

 

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water – [PG] Animated Comedy

When a diabolical pirate above the sea steals the secret Krabby Patty formula, SpongeBob and his nemesis Plankton must team up in order to get it back.

 

Focus – [R] Comedic Crime Drama

In the midst of veteran con man Nicky's latest scheme, a woman from his past - now an accomplished femme fatale - shows up and throws his plans for a loop.

 

McFarland USA – [PG] Sports Drama

A cross country coach in a small California town transforms a team of athletes into championship contenders.

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

Justified: Season Six (2015)

The Wire: The Complete Series (2002-2008)

Falling Skies: Season Four (2014)

Parks and Recreation: Season Seven (2015)

Parks and Recreation: The Complete Series (2009-2015)

Pretty Little Liars: Season Five (2014)

Rizzoli & Isles: Season Five (2014)


Blu-Rays From the Past

1776 (1972)– [PG] Musical Drama

Apollo 13 (1995)– [PG] Historical Drama

 

 

Podcast Promo

 

The Quantum Leap Podcast

The Quantum Leap Podcast is a podcast with the soul purpose of exploring the Quantum Leap Universe one episode at a time. This podcast will cover all five seasons of one of the best television shows of all time ranked #15 and #19 on TV Guide’s “Top Cult Shows Ever” in In 2004 and 2007, by delving into all 96 episodes and not spoiling upcoming plot points so first timers can follow along. We will dissect each and every show looking for the meanings morals and lessons we can learn while keeping track of the overall arc of the show.

 

 

Quick Flicks

  • Big Trouble in Little China and The Rock

  • 24 and a new agent

  • Tron 3 gets de-rezzed at Disney; fans petition

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We take two trips to England for this installment of Presenting the Transcription Feature.  First, history comes alive in an episode of CBS Is There (later known as You Are There).  This June marks the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, one of founding documents of the rule of law.  CBS’ newsmen and sound effects crews work overtime to show us what it would have been like had they (and we listeners) been there for a news broadcast from the fields of Runnymede as King John faced off with 25 of his barons in their effort to limit his powers. Then it's time to meet the lazy civil servants who make up The Men From the Ministry.  This 1960s BBC comedy pokes fun at bureaucracy, office politics, and avoiding work.

Episodes

CBS Is There

“The Signing of the Magna Carta”

January 18, 1948

4:23

 

The Screen Guild Theater

“The War With the Isle of Wight”

November 27, 1962

34:41


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Our long national nightmare is over. We have an ALL-NEW podcast! Paxton Holley (from the Cavalcade of Awesome and the Nerd Lunch Podcast) joins John S. Drew and Paul K. Bisson as they review the very magical episode of The Six Million Dollar Man, "HOCUS-POCUS" in which the ESP Spy, Audrey Moss returns to help Steve Austin pose as a magician in order to recover a stolen Navy code book.

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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Paxton Holley was born in Birmingham, AL. He currently lives in Jaxksonville, FL. where he co-hosts the Nerd Lunch podcast as well as the Cult Film Club podcast. In addition, he writes for the pop culture/humor blog Cavalcade of Awesome where he has an ongoing series of articles on the world of bionics from the TV shows to the comics to the games.

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Tomorrowland takes the top spot at the box office, but there are new movies on tap for June to challenge it.  Michael Falkner is back with this and your DVD releases on a new episode of The Weekly Podioplex.

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Weekly Podioplex Notes for May 26, 2015

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: San Andreas


Box Office Report

Top Ten

#1 – Tomorrowland
#2 – Pitch Perfect 2 [-1]
#3 – Mad Max: Fury Road [-1]
#4 – Poltergeist
#5 – Avengers: Age of Ultron [-2]
#6 – The Age of Adaline [+1]
#7 – Hot Pursuit [-3]
#8 – Furious 7 [-3]
#9 – Far from the Madding Crowd [+1]
#10 – Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 [-4]

 

(New Release) [Change]

 

Tops From the Past

 

2010 – Shrek Forever After
2005 – Madagascar
1995 – Casper
1985 – Rambo: First Blood Part II
1975 – The French Connection II


Box Office Premieres for the week of May 29th, 2015

Wide

San Andreas – [PG-13]

Aloha – [PG-13]

 

Limited

Results – [R]

Gemma Bovery – [R]

Heaven Knows What – [R]

 

Home Entertainment for the week of May 26th, 2015

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

Seventh Son – [PG-13]

The Loft – [R]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

The Wonder Years: Season Three (1989)

The Rockford Files: The Complete Series (1974-1980)

Ray Donovan: Season Two (2014)

The Nanny: The Complete Series (1993-1999)

 

Blu-Rays From the Past

State of Siege (1972) – [NR]

The Confession (1970) – [GP]

The Merchant of Four Seasons (1971) – [NR]

 

 

Podcast Promo

The ScapeCast: The Scaper Chronicles

The ScapeCast is your guide to the wonders of Farscape. Join Karen, Lou, veteran Scapers, and newbies as they discuss each episode in detail on The Scaper Chronicles. Look up and share the wonders we've seen.

 

 

Quick Flicks

  • June Coming Attractions

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We present a new interview in our series with those who were a part of making it happen.  And this time around, we have the man himself, Michael Gray, who played Billy Batson on Shazam! Michael talks with us about his career, his time on Shazam! including his favorite episodes, his dealing with typecasting and how it is so different for actors playing hero types today, and his comeback starting with an appearance on Archer.

It's all here and we want to hear from you on what you think of the episode.  Write us as ShazamIsisPodcast@gmail.com.



Good looks and a couple of television roles helped to give actor Michael Gray many years in between and on the covers of Tiger Beat magazine. Born in Chicago, Michael moved to Florida when he was a young boy.

 

 

He caught the acting bug in high school, and eventually made his way to Hollywood.  In 1972, Michael won the role of Ronnie on the NBC series The Little People, a charming sitcom that starred Brian Keith as a pediatrician with a practice on Oahu, Hawaii.  The series was reworked for the second season and retitled The Brian Keith Show, and Michael was let go.

 

 

Signed to a management deal with Charles Laufer, pubisher of "Tiger Beat," Michael was able to keep a high profile while rounding up other acting roles. Michael's second series came in 1974, when he was cast in his signature role, as Billy Batson on the Saturday morning series Shazam.  The series ran for 3 years but was then cancelled due to increasing production costs.

 

 

Some of Michael's other credits include:

 

Life with Father                  Entertainment Tonight

Room 222                            MTV's  - I Love the 70's

The Brady Bunch               E Television, Life After Stardom

Marcus Welby M.D.           The Rretro Radio Live Show

The Flying Nun                  VH1 - Superheros, Where Are

Dynasty                                          They Now?

 

 

Although Michael Gray had all the tools one would expect to be necessary to build a sturdy career, due to type casting it became harder for him to make a living at his craft.

 

 

The ever youthful Michael Gray is happily married and living in Northern California. He is currently writing a book about his life in Hollywood.

 

 

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Three – count ‘em! – episodes of iZOMBIE are on the agenda in this packed episode! Join Arnold and Scott as they go into full-on zombie mode to talk about “Maternity Liv,” “Dead Air,” and “Patriot Brains!”

PLUS: We discuss the new zombie fandom documentary THE WALKERS AMONG US, the upcoming Kickstarter for THE SIXTH GUN “weird western” RPG authored by our own Scott Woodard, and the Arnold Schwarzenegger/Abigail Breslin zombie film, MAGGIE!

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

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iZOMBIE on The CW

THE WALKERS AMONG US

THE SIXTH GUN Kickstarter on the way

MAGGIE Trailer

NIGHTMARE CITY on Indiegogo

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Aired February 15/16, 1967

The Joker returns to Gotham City with a scheme to take over one of the major financial institutions of the metropolis.  And he's engaged the services of a group of unusual goons to help him - a group of robots.  These robots are stronger and faster than the Dynamic Duo, but they're also mute, save for Mister Glee.  This gives Josie, the moll, more of a role in this episode.  And as all this is going on, Batman schemes to thwart Joker, but his plan backfires and he finds that he's placed Bruce Wayne in financial and mental jeopardy.

 

Joining John to discuss this episode is longtime Batman 66 fan, Robert Long.

 

 

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Robert Long is a full time graphic designer and independent filmmaker.  As a first generation Batman syndication kid, he manages the 1966-68 Batman Television Series Group on Facebook.  He has had the pleasure to meet and work with Adam West and Julie Newmar with various projects in the past.  Visit Robert's production company - Smash or Trash Independent Filmmaking to learn more about it.

 

 

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Welcome to the Diner

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Tonight's Menu

Welcome to the SciFi Diner's Avengers: Age of Ultron Review

Tonight we discuss the highly anticipated movie Avenger's: Age of Ultron and boy do we we spoil the heck out of it.  We blame Jim (mostly) who joined up from the Dune Saga Podcast and the Babylon Project Podcast.  We discuss the entire experience: from where we saw it, to the trailers that played before, and then walk through the entire movie scene by scene.

 

Age of Ultron: Synopsis

 

When Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) jump-starts a dormant peacekeeping program, things go terribly awry, forcing him, Thor (Chris Hemsworth), the Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) and the rest of the Avengers to reassemble. As the fate of Earth hangs in the balance, the team is put to the ultimate test as they battle Ultron, a technological terror hell-bent on human extinction. Along the way, they encounter two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Pietro and Wanda Maximoff.


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Episode 31, The Spider-Men

Science fiction writer Scott Pearson (Star Trek: The Original Series: The More Things Change) and his daughter talk about four versions of Spider-Man, starting with the 1977 made-for-TV movie, The Amazing Spider-Man, starring Nicholas Hammond as the web slinger. Then they move on to three more recent incarnations: Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man, Andrew Garfield’s The Amazing Spider-Man, and Drake Bell’s animated Ultimate Spider-Man.

Segments

Intro :30

Dedication :40

The Amazing Spider-Man (1977) 1:42

Spider-Man (2002) 6:24

The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) 15:35

Ultimate Spider-Man (2012) 26:41

 

Final Thoughts 30:29

 

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Treasure hunters are raiding the lands belonging to Native Americans of their buried artifacts.  A young Native American feels he can handle the situation alone as he doesn't trust law officials, but will he go to far to stop the thieves from taking, "The Treasure"?

This episode has a great deal of ties to the seventies as the struggles of the Native American were finally being recognized in American television.  No longer were we seeing the Native American as the Indian, the enemy of the cowboy, but rather as a group of displaced people looking to be recognized and respected.  But does the episode hold up?  John and Richard discuss this and more on a new episode of the podcast.

It's all here and we want to hear from you on what you think of the episode.
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Moral

“The desert and traditions of other people have much to teach us and must be preserved for future generations to see and to know."

Guest Cast

Ruben Moreno as Chief Adam

John Linton as Johnny

Allen G. Norman as Jed

Will Seltzer as Artie

 

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Erik Jensen, Dr. Steven Edwards from Season 5 of THE WALKING DEAD, joins us for a fun and wide-ranging interview about zombies, comics, creativity, and how to overcome obstacles in your life and career! It’s one of the most enjoyable conversations we’ve had on the show to date, and we hope you enjoy it!

We also discuss episodes five and six of the CW series IZOMBIE, “Flight of the Living Dead” and “Virtual Reality Bites!”

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

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Microsoft Windows 95 Video Guide, starring Jennifer Aniston, Matthew Perry, and Erik Jensen!

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Reconcilers Vol 1

Night of the Living Dead 1990

The Dark Half [Blu-ray]

The Exonerated (Film)

The Exonerated: A Play

Living Justice: Love, Freedom, and the Making of The Exonerated

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Here's how Tim describes this episode:

"Trying to tackle the subject of real-life science in a fantasy series as varied and long-running as Doctor Who is no easy task. But Simon Guerrier and his colleague Dr. Marek Kukula have risen to the challenge. “The Scientific Secrets Of Doctor Who” blends new fiction while tracing the role of science in the show’s history. Sometimes the science in Doctor Who is dubious but sometimes there’s examples of brilliance accidentally come true by the wildest of ideas. And of course, science has served as inspiration to the show’s many writers.

Simon Guerrier is multi-published author of Doctor Who fiction, writer and producer of Big Finish audio stories, notably the Bernice Summerfield adventures, contributes both fiction and non-fiction to many publications and has even made a few films with his brother Thomas. He and I have whiled many hours talking the wonderful world of Doctor Who. This interview explores the show’s history but also the nuts and bolts of putting together a project as ambitious as “The Scientific Secrets Of Doctor Who."Enjoy."

 

LINKS

The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who will be released June 4th:

http://www.amazon.com/The-Scientific-Secrets-Doctor-Who/dp/0062386964

Don’t take our word for it. The book is already getting great reviews:

http://www.cultbox.co.uk/reviews/books-a-cds/the-scientific-secrets-of-doctor-who-book-review

For more on Big Finish and their wide range of stories:

www.bigfinish.com

You can find Simon online here:

https://twitter.com/0tralala

Simon & Thomas’ movie can be found here:

http://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/cleaning-up-download-957

Simon’s Headshot by Lisa Bowerman:

http://lisabowerman.com/

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Bob Hope starred in every form of Twentieth Century entertainment – from vaudeville to radio to movies to television.  In this episode of The Bob Hope Show (for Pepsodent) we get a visit from baseball great Dizzy Dean and a performance of the kooky novelty tune “Alexander is a Swoose.”  Then the Screen Guild Theater presents an adaptation of Ramona – the 1936 film, which was based on the famed pageant, which is, in turn, based on the 1884 novel by Helen Hunt Jackson.  One of the founding myths of Old California, it tells the romantic but ultimately tragic tale of a half-Native American girl who gives up life on the rancho to marry a fellow Indian.

Episodes

The Pepsodent Show Staring Bob Hope

“Guest:  Dizzy Dean”

March 11, 1941

5:03

 

The Screen Guild Theater

“Ramona”

April 30, 1945

38:35


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On this podcast, we talk about watching Dare Devil, Babylon 5, and other various things that we are reading. We also discuss three major movies that just might spell trouble: TROUBLE. Some listeners chime in on TV shows that they thought were gems that should have made our top five list on the last show. For our main course, we share an interview that we did with Tim Russ at Far Point con. We wrap up with desert by sharing Damien’s top five list of obscure science-fiction TV shows.

Tim Russ

Timothy Darrell Russ was born on June 22, 1956, in Washington, D.C., to Air Force officer Walt and his wife Josephine. He and his younger siblings Michael and Angela grew up on several military bases, including Niagara Falls, Elmendorf (Alaska) AFB, Omaha, Taiwan, Philippines and Turkey. During these moves around the world, he graduated from Izmir High School in Turkey, and received his diploma from Rome Free Academy in Rome, New York. Afterwards he attended Saint Edwards University and earned a B.S. in Theater Arts but continued his studies with a full scholarship to continue theater studies at Illinois State University. His first professional job came while he was at St. Edward’s University in Austin, when he appeared in a PBS Masterpiece Theater production, but he started to pursue acting full time in 1985. During that time he’s been on many TV shows and movies – including The Twilight Zone (1985), Amazing Stories (1985), Thirtysomething (1987),Jake and the Fatman (1987), 21 Jump Street (1987), Beauty and the Beast (1987), The People Next Door (1989), Mancuso, FBI (1989), Family Matters (1989), The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990), Tequila and Bonetti (1992), SeaQuest 2032 (1993), Dark Justice(1991), Murphy Brown (1988), Monty (1994), Star Trek: Voyager (1995), Melrose Place(1992), Any Day Now (1998), The Highwayman (1987), Star Trek: The Next Generation(1987) and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993), among others.

 

Along with his television experience he has also played in a variety of films, includingCrossroads (1986), Fire with Fire (1986), Timestalkers (1987), Spaceballs (1987), Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987), Pulse (1988), Bird (1988), Roots: The Gift (1988), Eve of Destruction (1991), Dead Silence (1997), Night Eyes II (1991), Mr. Saturday Night(1992), Star Trek: Generations (1994), Dead Connection (1994), East of Hope Street(1998). During his comprehensive acting career he appeared in numerous theatrical productions including “Romeo & Juliet”, “Barrabas”, “Dream Girls”, “As You Like It”, “Twelfth Night”, “Cave Dwellers” among others. When not acting, Russ finds time for music and film producing. Songs sung by Tim Russ are available on the CDs “Only a Dream in Rio”, “Tim Russ”, “Kushangaza” and “Brave New World”. He lives in the area of Los Angeles where his whole family resides.


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Aired Febraury 8/9, 1967

The Riddler is back in town and he needs $3,000,000 in order to acquire a device that will give him absolute control over Gotham City.  Can Batman and Robin solve his baffling clues in time?  Will they realize the Riddler's looking a little different this time around?  The whole thing is heading for an explosive climax as John Astin takes on the role of the Prince of Puzzlers.

 

Joining John to talk about John Astin's performance and how it differs from Frank Gorshin's Riddler portrayal 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

 

 

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Kellie is a high school student who does well in class and wants to be a member of the boys Varsity track team.  She's got opposition from several corners, some who are willing to go to almost any lengths to make sure she doesn't realize her dream.  Can Captain Marvel get Kellie to the tryouts on time after she's been accused of cheating on a test?

After the dark themes of the previous two episodes, John and Richard tackle the ideas of equality and realizing your dreams in "The Athlete".  Is this a tale that still needs to be told today?  What is it about the "utterance of a single word" that lends such credibility to the show?  Would this story need to be altered as we've discussed with previous stories in order to work for a modern audience?  Are the stunts seen in this episode the best in the entire series?

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Moral

“Everyone should be given a chance to prove his or her abilities."

Guest Cast

William Kirby Cullen as Tommy

Marcia Mae Jones as Mrs. McGill

Stephen Liss as Bob

Butch Patrick as Jack

Stephanie Steel as Kellie

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Here's how Tim describes this episode:

"As a lifelong wrestling fan, I’m thrilled to welcome third generation pro wrestler Chavo Guerrero to the Express. In 2014, Chavo became involved in an innovative new program, Lucha Underground which combines Lucha Libre with Grindhouse Cinema. Made by Mark Burnett Productions, airing on Robert Rodriguez’s El Rey Network and importing Luchadors from Mexico’s premiere Lucha League, AAA, Lucha Underground brings all those worlds together to make a hybrid wrestling show never seen before.

Chavo Guerrero tells us he came to be involved in Lucha Underground not only as a wrestler but as a producer, helping to design wrestling matches for television. We also talk in-depth about why screenwriters should study the storytelling techniques of pro wrestling. And also, Chavo tells us how his wrestling career prepared him for his recent ventures in action films. A fun listen for wrestling fans & TV buffs alike. Enjoy."

 

LINKS

For more on Lucha Underground:

http://www.elreynetwork.com/originals/lucha

https://www.facebook.com/LuchaUnderground

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaVwpbqM8dkhQvbL8XileAA

For more on Chavo Guerrero:

https://twitter.com/mexwarrior

http://vivalarazashop.com/

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0346144/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

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The Avengers: Age of Ultron continues to dominate the box office.  But will the next two weeks of movie releases offer something that can stop this blockbuster's momentum?  Michael Falkner has this and two weeks worth of DVD releases on a double-sized episode of The Weekly Podioplex.

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Weekly Podioplex Notes for May 5, 2015

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Mad Max: Fury Road


Box Office Report

Top Ten

#1 – Avengers: Age of Ultron [Second Week]
#2 – Hot Pursuit
#3 – The Age of Adaline [Even]
#4 – Furious 7 [-2]
#5 – Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 [-1]
#6 – Ex Machina [+1]

 

#7 – Home [-2]
#8 – Woman in Gold [+2]
#9 – Cinderella [-3]
#10 – Unfriended [-2]

 

(New Release) [Change]

 

Tops From the Past

 

2010 – Shrek Forever After
2005 – Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith
1995 – Die Hard with a Vengeance
1985 – Code of Silence
1975 – The Day of the Locust


Box Office Premieres for the week of May 15th, 2015

Wide

Mad Max: Fury Road – [R]

Pitch Perfect 2 – [PG-13]

 

Limited

I’ll See You in My Dreams – [PG-13]

Good Kill – [R]

The Connection – [NR]

Set Fire to the Stars – [NR]

Where Hope Grows – [PG-13]

The Film Critic – [NR]

 

Box Office Premieres for the week of May 22nd, 2015

Wide

Tomorrowland – [PG]

Poltergeist – [PG-13]

 

Limited

When Marnie Was There – [PG]

Aloft – [R]

Chocolate City – [R]

The Farewell Party – [NR]

Sunshine Superman – [NR]

 

Home Entertainment for the week of May 12th, 2015

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

Blackhat – [R]

Mortdecai – [R]

Still Alice – [PG-13]

The Cobbler – [PG-13]

Tracers – [PG-13]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

Battlestar Galactica: The Remastered Edition (1978-1980)

Battlestar Galactica: The Definitive Edition (1978-1980)

The Colbys: The Complete Series (1985-1987)

The Wild Wild West: The Complete Series (1965-1969)

 

Blu-Rays From the Past

Jamaica Inn (1939)– [Passed]

 

Home Entertainment for the week of May 19th, 2015

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

American Sniper – [R]

Hot Tub Time Machine 2 – [R]

Leviathan – [R]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

Orange is the New Black: Season Two (2014)

Beauty and the Beast: Season Two (2014)

NewsRadio: The Complete Series (1995-1999)

 

Blu-Rays From the Past

 

The Rose (1979)– [R]


 

Podcast Promo

 

Techno Retro Dads

 

 

TechnoRetro Dads share the fandom and fun of their youth with their families as they build a bridge from the past to the future through the time spent with their kids in the present. Join JediShua and shazbazzar as they reminisce about the past while exploring the future of some of their favorite science fiction and fantasy properties of their youth. Listen in to discussions about the movies, music, games, and comics of the 70s and 80s as they share the days of their youth with their own kids in a positive, family-friendly atmosphere. If you’re a TechnoRetro Dad, the child of one, or just fondly remember the sci-fi/fantasy properties of the 70s and 80s, then this podcast is for you!

 

 

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THE WALKERS AMONG US, an in-depth documentary on THE WALKING DEAD and zombie fandom, is about to debut! We welcome back film maker Cris Macht (who first joined us all the way back in episode 6!) to talk about the journey he and his team took to chronicle the growth of a fan phenomenon!

We also discuss episode four of the CW series IZOMBIE, “Liv and Let Clive,” as Liv jumps to a pretty strange conclusion concerning her partner in crime…fighting!

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

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The good often travels along with the bad. The good in this case: Yours truly has made the move to the lovely city of Philadelphia, a process that led to the extended delay of this episode. The bad: the film we’re discussing, of course. The SF-comedy Invasion of the Star Creatures tries to mimic the slapped-together-fast-n-cheap success of Little Shop of Horrors — with Horrors star Jonathan Haze stepping into the role of screenwriter — but pretty much blows everything it attempts, most prominently any attempt at humor (unless you think grievously stereotyped Native Americans and a subterranean rewrite of an old Scooby-Doo chase gag repeated ad nauseum are downright high-larious).

Come join Andrea Lipinski, Kevin Lauderdale, Orenthal V. Hawkins, and myself, Dan Persons, as we explore why, if the alien invasion does come, we’re hoping it’s the face-huggers that get to us first.

NEXT EPISODE: We go into space to endure the terrors, and the bad acting, of Journey to the Seventh Planet.

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The Avengers: Age of Ultron was an easy win at the box office.  With only one major release this weekend, the odds are good it will stay at the top.  But how long will it last?  There's this and DVD releases with Michael Falkner on a new Weekly Podioplex.

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Weekly Podioplex Notes for May 5, 2015

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Hot Pursuit


Box Office Report

Top Ten

#1 – Avengers: Age of Ultron
#2 – Furious 7 [-1]
#3 – The Age of Adaline [Even]
#4 – Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 [-2]
#5 – Home [-1]
#6 – Cinderella [+6]
#7 – Ex Machina [-1]
#8 – Unfriended [-3]
#9 – The Longest Ride [-2]
#10 – Woman in Gold [Even]

 

(New Release) [Change]

 

Tops From the Past

 

2010 – Iron Man 2
2005 – Monster-in-Law
1995 – Crimson Tide
1985 – Code of Silence
1975 – The Day of the Locust


Box Office Premieres for the week of May 8th, 2015

 

Wide

Hot Pursuit – [PG-13]

 

Limited

The D Train – [R]

5 Flights Up – [PG-13]

Maggie – [PG-13]

Saint Laurent – [R]

I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story – [NR]

Noble – [PG-13]

The Seven Five – [R]

Skin Trade – [R]

 

 

Home Entertainment for the week of May 5th, 2015

 

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

Selma – [PG-13]

 

Fifty Shades of Grey – [R]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

White Collar: Season Six (2014)

White Collar: The Complete Series (2009-2014)

Broadchurch: Season Two (2015)

Parenthood: The Complete Series (2010-2015)

Law & Order: Season Eighteen (2007)

Law & Order: Season Nineteen (2008)

Law & Order: Season Twenty (2009)

The Fugitive: The Complete Series (1963-1967)

Cheers: The Complete Series (1982-1993)

 

Blu-Rays From the Past

Goodfellas (1990) – [R]


 

Podcast Promo

 

The Hollywood Outsider

 

My Star Wars Story is a project to document the impact of Star Wars on the lives of those in the Star Wars Generation.

 

 

 

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In honor of May and Mother’s Day, we start off with an episode of The Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show. Phil began his radio career as the bandleader on The Jack Benny Show, but his personality could not be contained.  His show with his wife, actress Alice Faye, was just as big a hit.  In this episode, Phil goes searching for a Mother’s Day gift for Alice.  His quest to do this on the cheap lands him and his pal Frankie Remley in the usual pots of hot water.  Then Dr. Watson returns to fill us in on The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.  Starring Nigel Bruce and Basil Rathbone, this adventure involves Boer War spies and carrier pigeons.

Episodes

The Phil Harris-Alice Faye Show

“Mother’s Day Present”

May 8, 1949

4:43

 

The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

“The Telltale Pigeon Feathers”

January 21, 1946

36:21


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SciFi Rewind: Back to the Future

Tonight we discuss a movie that is often overlooked when it comes to the greatest science-fiction movie lists. We are discussing Back to the Future. We talk about some of the technical aspects of the movie, but also delve into some of the most memorable performances, scenes, and some of our favorite quotes. We would love to hear your thoughts about this movie.

Back to the Future is a 1985 American comic science fiction film. It was directed by Robert Zemeckis, written by Zemeckis and Bob Gale, produced by Steven Spielberg, and stars Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover and Thomas F. Wilson. Fox plays Marty McFly, a teenager who is sent back in time to 1955. He meets his future parents in high school and accidentally becomes his mother’s romantic interest. Marty must repair the damage to history by causing his parents-to-be to fall in love, and with the help of scientist Dr. Emmett “Doc” Brown (Christopher Lloyd), he must find a way to return to 1985.


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Welcome to a new audio drama anthology series here on The Chronic Rift Network!  David Binkley is the producer and director of the WCRS Radio Stage program.  He has always loved old radio dramas so in 2000 when Written Communications Radio Service, a radio reading service for the blind, took their studios to digital he started preparing scripts that could relive those thrilling days of yesteryear. He assembled friends and volunteers and they laid down the voice tracks with sound effects and music inserted in post production.

The thought was to produce a half hour drama a month.  An ambitious goal considering that there was NEVER a regular radio drama series EVER broadcast out of Akron, Ohio.  Over the next twenty-four months they were able to produce twenty-two stories,  After that they put together an occasional story - mostly at Christmas.

Series creator David Binkley offers a psychological thriller when he explores the mind of the person who is involved in a hit and run incident in the story, "Hit and Running".  Keep an ear out for WCRS host Joe Callie as he plays the lead role in this story.


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Fast and Furious 7 makes it four weeks in a row as the top box office draw.  But now, The Avengers: Age of Ultron waits in the wings.  Can it have the same staying power?  There's this and DVD releases and movie releases for May with Michael Falkner on a new Weekly Podioplex.

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Weekly Podioplex Notes for April 28, 2015

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Avengers: Age of Ultron


Box Office Report

Top Ten

#1 – Furious 7 [Week 4]
#2 – Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 [Even]
#3 –The Age of Adaline
#4 – Home [Even]
#5 – Unfriended [-2]
#6 – Ex Machina [+9]

 

#7 – The Longest Ride [-2]
#8 – Get Hard [-2]
#9 – Monkey Kingdom [-1]
#10 – Woman in Gold [-3]

 

(New Release) [Change]

 

Tops From the Past

 

2010 – Iron Man 2
2005 – Kingdom of Heaven
1995 – French Kiss
1985 – Code of Silence
1975 – The Day of the Locust


Box Office Premieres for the week of May 1st, 2015

 

Wide

Avengers: Age of Ultron – [PG-13]

 

Limited

Far from the Madding Crowd – [PG-13]

Welcome to Me – [R]

Tangerines – [NR]

Iris – [PG-13]

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared – [R]

Ride – [R]

Far from Men – [NR]

Hyena – [NR]

Days of Grace – [NR]

 

 

Home Entertainment for the week of April 28th, 2015

 

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

Paddington – [PG]

Inherent Vice – [R]

The Boy Next Door – [R]

 

The Gambler – [R]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

Covert Affairs: Season Five (2014)

The Mentalist: Season Seven (2014)

 

Suits: Season Four (2014)

 

Blu-Rays From the Past

Spaceballs (1987) – [PG]


 

Podcast Promo

 

My Star Wars Story

 

My Star Wars Story is a project to document the impact of Star Wars on the lives of those in the Star Wars Generation.

The Anomaly Podcast

 

Welcome to Anomaly Geek Girl Podcasts and Blog.  Articles and episodes feature topics such as: Sci Fi and Fantasy books, games, movies & television shows, costuming & cosplay, conventions, theatre & general geek culture. There’s a little something here for the geek in every one.

 

 

 

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  • Coming Attractions for May 2015

 

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Aired January 26 and Febraury 1/2, 1967

It's another three part adventure story as The Penguin and Marsha, Queen of Diamonds team up with a scheme that could only happen in Gotham City.  For some fans, this is another example of where the show has been failing in its second season, but as John and his guest discuss, there are a number of elements that elevate this story if one looks closely enough.  In some respects, it has the markings of a first season episode and at the same time, it's got some of the goofiest bits you would find in the third season episode.

 

Joining John to discuss this episode professional photographer and co-moderator of the 66 Batman discussion board, Ben Bentley.

 

 

This episode is dedicated to the memory of Lesley Gore.

 

 

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"Ben Bentley is an internationally published music photographer and Bat-Fan based in the United Kingdom. When Ben isn't behind the camera, you can find him sharing his lifelong love of Adam West's TV Batman as a co-moderator over at the 1966 Batman Message Board (66batman.com). Having traveled to California several times to attend conventions and hang out with Bat-friends, Ben has been lucky enough to try on one of Adam's original screen worn Cowls, meet several surviving cast members from the show and even run up and down the steps of Gotham City Police Headquarters in his own Adam West Batsuit.

 

You can keep up to date with Ben's photographic work over on his blog... http://www.benbentleyphoto.tumblr.com or why not come and join Scott, Ben and the gang at the internet's longest standing 1966 TV Batman message board... http://www.66batman.com"

 

 

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In our second episode, host Dr. Arnold T. Blumberg, the “MCU guru” and professor of the world’s first MCU college course at the University of Baltimore, is joined by founder of the Marvel and DC Database projects, Jamie Hari! On the agenda:

DAILY BUGLE HEADLINES

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Premiere
ANT-MAN Trailer
SPIDER-MAN “Renew Your Vows”

IN THE BULLPEN

DAREDEVIL and the Netflix corner of the MCU

CLASS NOTES FROM THE UB MCU COURSE

GIVEAWAY WINNER ANNOUNCED!

SHOW MUSIC

“6 Seconds to Die!” by Ian Alex Mac

‘NUFF SAID!

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We stoop to “Conquer” the big 90-minute Season 5 finale of THE WALKING DEAD! Deanna is determined to exile Rick, but a threat from outside the walls of Alexandria may arrive just in time. Morgan’s back, Pete is on the loose, and the Wolves are not far! Join Arnold and Scott as they decide what was good, what wasn’t so good, what sort of grade the Doctor thinks the episode deserves, and how many of you they have to kill to save your lives!

ALSO: We discuss episodes two and three of the new CW series IZOMBIE, Arnold talks about the new Indiegogo campaign for the planned remake of classic 1980 zombie film NIGHTMARE CITY spearheaded by TOM SAVINI and UMBERTO LENZI, and more!

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

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Fast and Furious 7 makes it three in a row at the top of the box office.  Can it hold on for one more week before the summer movie season kicks in with The Avengers: Age of Ultron?  There's this and news from the recent Star Wars Celebration with Michael Falkner on a new Weekly Podioplex.

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Weekly Podioplex Notes for April 21, 2015

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: The Age of Adaline


Box Office Report

Top Ten

#1 – Furious 7 [Even]
#2 – Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2
#3 –Unfriended

#4 – Home [-2]
#5 – The Longest Ride [-2]
#6 – Get Hard [-2]

 

#7 – Woman in Gold [Even]
#8 – Monkey Kingdom
#9 – The Divergent Series: Insurgent [-1]
#10 – Cinderella [-5]

 

(New Release) [Change]

 

Tops From the Past

 

 

2010 – A Nightmare on Elm Street
2005 – The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
1995 – While You Were Sleeping
1985 – Stick
1975 – Death Race 2000


Box Office Premieres for the week of April 24th, 2015

 

Wide

The Age of Adaline – [PG-13]

 

Little Boy – [PG-13]

 

Limited

The Water Diviner – [R]

Adult Beginners – [R]

 

Misery Loves Company – [NR]

 

 

Home Entertainment for the week of April 21th, 2015

 

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

Taken 3 – [PG-13]

Everly – [R]

 

Cake – [R]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

 

Teen Titans Go!: Season One (2013)

 

Blu-Rays From the Past

Firewalker (1986)– [PG]

 

Escape from New York (1981)– [R]


 

Podcast Promo

 

 

Star Wars Stacks

 

The Star Wars Stacks is a Star Wars Expanded Universe Bookclub. Once a month, we get together to discuss a different novel from the Star Wars EU.

 

 

 

Quick Flicks

  • Star Wars Celebration Anaheim

 

Links

 

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Gary (from the previous episode, "The Lure of the Lost") is now flying the straight and narrow.  He's all set to turn evidence in on drug dealer Brok.  But his partner Mark has other ideas.  Mark is working with Brok to bring Gary and Billy down.  Can Captain Marvel sort this all out before someone goes too far over the edge?

In the continuation of the review of this two-part story, John and Richard discuss if this episode holds up to the five "Holy Moley" rating the first part of the story received.  They look at the legality of what Billy and Gary do in order to entrap Brok.  They also comment on the lengthly chase scenes as was apparent in the last episode.  In the end, does this hold up and does it remain as dark as the first part offered?

It's all here and we want to hear from you on what you think of the episode.
Write us as ShazamIsisPodcast@gmail.com.

 

Moral

“It's important to be responsible for what we say and what we do.”

 

 

Guest Cast

Derrel Maury as Mark

Christopher S. Nelson as Gary

Ian Sands as Rudy

Ron Soble as Brock

Robert Broils as Officer

 

RATING


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Here's how Tim describes this episode:

"Sometimes when thinking about making a short film, it’s easy to get caught up in the limitations of the format. “There’s not enough time to develop story or surprise people.” Filmmakers Stacy Gueraseva and Travis Rust have made a short film that disproves those misconceptions. The just released “Synergy” is a short they made in February that’s a topical comment on social media and infomericals with plenty of comedy, twists and turns.

Stacy Gueraseva is an experienced magazine editor and non-fiction author. You may recognize her name for her book “Def Jam Inc.” Travis Rust is a seasoned unscripted TV editor and has made short films before. In addition to their own experience, they assembled a trusted cast of talented people.  As a husband & wife team, this is Stacy & Travis’s first film together. They tell us how they divided their labor but also trusted their instincts and welcomed the input of their  cast & crew. Enjoy."

 

LINKS

Watch Synergy

For more on Synergy

Calise Hawkins on Funny Girls on Oxygen

Ray Van Ness' Website

Synergy on IMDB

Synergy on Twitter

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A 2012 Parsec Finalist

Please call the listener line at 1.888.508.4343

Email us at scifidinerpodcast@gmail.com

or visit us on Twitter @scifidiner.

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

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

Garrett Wang

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


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There's some new Star Wars news in addition to Fast and Furious 7 taking the top spot for a second week in a row.  Michael Falkner has this and more on a new Weekly Podioplex.

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Weekly Podioplex Notes for April 14, 2015

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2


Box Office Report

Top Ten

#1 – Furious 7 [even]
#2 –
Home [even]

#3 –The Longest Ride
#4 – Get Hard [-1]
#5 – Cinderella [-1]
#6 – The Divergent Series: Insurgent [-1]

 

#7 – Woman in Gold [Even]
#8 – It Follows [-2]
#9 – Danny Collins [+8]
#10 – While We’re Young [+4]

 

(New Release) [Change]

 

Tops From the Past

 

2010 – Kick-Ass
2005 – The Amityville Horror
1995 – Bad Boys
1985 – Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment
1975 – Shampoo


Box Office Premieres for the week of April 17th, 2015

 

Wide

Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 – [PG]

Unfriended – [R]

 

Monkey Kingdom – [G]

 

Limited

Child 44 – [R]

True Story – [R]

Alex of Venice – [R]

Beyond the Reach – [R]

Felix and Meira – [R]

Monsters: The Dark Continent – [R]

 

The Dead Lands – [R]

 

 

Home Entertainment for the week of April 14th, 2015

 

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

Maps to the Stars – [R]

The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death – [PG-13]

The Babadook – [NR]

Big Eyes – [PG-13]

 

Batman vs. Robin – [PG-13]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

JAG: Complete Series (1995-2005)

 

Little House on the Prairie: Season Five (1978)

 

Blu-Rays From the Past

The Toxic Avenger Part II (1989)– [R]


 

Podcast Promo

 

Full of Sith

 

The Full of Sith Podcast is a show dedicated to bringing the most interesting Star Wars conversations in the galaxy with hosts Bryan Young, Tha Mike Pilot, and Bobby Roberts.

 

 

Quick Flicks

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It’s April, and that’s the start of the baseball season, so here’s two baseball episodes. We’re starting off with The Abbot and Costello Show and their classic “Who’s On First.” This episode is much more than just that classic routine. There’s jokes about contemporary baseball players Bob Feller and Enos Slaughter, and singer Marilyn Maxwell introduces the hit song “Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans.” Then we visit the 1870s Old West of Dodge City, Kansas for an episode of Gunsmoke. A visiting baseball team is in town and that means gambling. Can William Conrad as Marshall Matt Dillon route out the bad guys. More importantantly, which set of the not-yet-codified rules of the game will the teams use: the one that lets you walk on eight balls or nine?

 

Episodes

The Abbott and Costello Show

“Who’s On First”

April 17, 1947

 

5:20

Gunsmoke

“Ball Nine, Take Your Base”

August 2, 1959

 

37:14


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“Try” to keep up as things get dangerous behind the walls of the Alexandria Safe Zone! Season 5 of THE WALKING DEAD is drawing to a close and Rick may finally be going full-blown Shane before it’s over! Join Arnold and Scott as they crash through a window, roll around on the ground, and decide what was good, what wasn’t so good, and what sort of grade the Doctor thinks the episode deserves!

ALSO: We discuss the premiere episode of the new CW series IZOMBIE, Arnold talks about the new Indiegogo campaign for the planned remake of classic 1980 zombie film NIGHTMARE CITY spearheaded by TOM SAVINI and UMBERTO LENZI, and much more!

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

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Aired January 19 & 25, 1967

The Catwoman is back in Gotham City and she's training a protegee in the form of singer Lesley Gore as Pussycat.  Catwoman's scheme is to get Batman and Robin under her control with a new drug she's designed.  With their help, she's hoping to rob the Gotham Mint.   How does this episode fair compared to other Catwoman episodes?  What did John and his guest think of the inclusion of not one, but two performances by Lesley Gore?  Just how ironic was it that Robin was hitting on Pussycat?

 

 

Joining John to discuss this episode is Dan Greenfield, creator and author of the 13th Dimension website.

 

 

This episode is dedicated to the memory of Lesley Gore.

 

 

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


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Dan Greenfield is the editor and co-creator of 13thDimension.com, a website devoted primarily to comics and pop culture, past and present. To him, the basic food groups are Batman, Planet of the Apes, Star Trek (the Original Series), James Bond, the Beatles and the Stones. But if he had to he'd be able to subsist on Batman alone. Channel 11 in New York was his favorite syndicated channel as a kid -- you can guess why -- followed closely by Channel 5. Channel 9 didn't really enter into it unless he was home sick and there wasn't much else on. He's married to his remarkably patient wife Wendy and his best sidekick is his son, Sam. They have two cats, Lex and Zod.

 

 

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Holly is worried about her brother, Gary.  He's fallen in with the wrong crowd and doesn't know how to get out.  Can Mentor and Captain Marvel convince him in time to change his ways or will the lure of pusher Brock be too much for Gary?

The fourth episode of the first season, "The Lure of the Lost," is examined.   There are many aspects of this story worth note.  This is the first two-part episode for the series.  This is the first darkly themed episode.  Mentor's character is much more mysterious in this two-parter, something we won't see again.  The main villain isn't going to be seen until the second half.  With so much going on here, what did Richard and John think of the episode itself?

It's all here and we want to hear from you on what you think of the episode.
Write us as ShazamIsisPodcast@gmail.com.

 

Moral: “When you're faced with a problem that you don't feel you can handle, running away isn't the answer. Try talking it over with somebody you can trust.”

Guest Cast

Christina Hart as Holly

Derrel Maury as Mark

Christopher S. Nelson as Gary

 

RATING


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Is it any surprise that Fast and Furious 7 made it to the top of the charts this past weekend?  And it seems most likely that the movie will have legs for a second week.  Michael Falkner has the word on this, a boatload of TV on DVD releases and more on a new Weekly Podioplex.

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Weekly Podioplex Notes for April 7, 2015

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: The Longest Ride


Box Office Report

Top Ten

#1 – Furious 7
#2 – Home [-1]
#3 – Get Hard [-1]
#4 – Cinderella [Even]
#5 – The Divergent Series: Insurgent [-2]
#6 – It Follows [-1]

 

#7 – Woman in Gold [Limited]
#8 – Kingsman: The Secret Service [-2]
#9 – Do You Believe? [-2]
#10 – The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel [-1]

 

(New Release) [Change]

 

Tops From the Past

2010 – Clash of the Titans
2005 – Sahara

1995 – Bad Boys

1985 – Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment

1975 – Escape to Witch Mountain


Box Office Premieres for the week of April 10th, 2015

 

Wide

The Longest Ride– [PG-13]

 

Limited

Ex Machina – [R]

Desert Dancer – [PG-13]

Clouds of Sils Maria – [R]

Kill Me Three Times – [R]

 

Lost River – [R]

 

 

Home Entertainment for the week of April 7th, 2015

 

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

A Most Violent Year – [R]

 

Happy Valley – [NR]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

Drop Dead Diva: Season Six (2014)

Barney Miller: Season Seven (1980)

Frasier: The Complete Series (1993-2004)

MacGyver: The Complete Series (1985-1992)

Matlock: The Complete Series (1986-1995)

 

The Brady Bunch: The Complete Series (1969-1974)

 

Blu-Rays From the Past

Sharky’s Machine (1981) – [R]
Silent Running (1972) – [G]

 

Podcast Promo

Techno Retro Dads

 

TechnoRetro Dads share the fandom and fun of their youth with their families as they build a bridge from the past to the future through the time spent with their kids in the present. Join JediShua and shazbazzar as they reminisce about the past while exploring the future of some of their favorite science fiction and fantasy properties of their youth. Listen in to discussions about the movies, music, games, and comics of the 70s and 80s as they share the days of their youth with their own kids in a positive, family-friendly atmosphere. If you’re a TechnoRetro Dad, the child of one, or just fondly remember the sci-fi/fantasy properties of the 70s and 80s, then this podcast is for you!

 

 

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Here's how Tim describes this episode:

"Episode 30 of the Express welcomes a fearless filmmaker from a production company that’s tackling important stories head-on. Writer/Director Ramon Hamilton founded Think Ten Media Group along with his wife, Producer Jennifer Fischer. Think Ten is telling stories of very human struggles with some of today’s most important issue as their backdrop.

This week sees the launch of their new web series The wHOLE which is an unflinching look at solitary confinement. Ramon endeavors to look at all sides of an issue within his story without losing the intimate, human element. We also talk about how he embraces the limitations of shooting on a smaller independent budget. This is a very informative listen for people looking to write important dramas and for people who want to make movies but don’t have access big studio money.Enjoy."

 

LINKS

Watch The wHOLE

Learn more about The wHOLE

Think Ten Media Group

Ramon's IMDB

Ramon's Twitter

Think Ten Media's Twitter

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Welcome to a new audio drama anthology series here on The Chronic Rift Network!  David Binkley is the producer and director of the WCRS Radio Stage program.  He has always loved old radio dramas so in 2000 when Written Communications Radio Service, a radio reading service for the blind, took their studios to digital he started preparing scripts that could relive those thrilling days of yesteryear. He assembled friends and volunteers and they laid down the voice tracks with sound effects and music inserted in post production. 


The thought was to produce a half hour drama a month.  An ambitious goal considering that there was NEVER a regular radio drama series EVER broadcast out of Akron, Ohio.  Over the next twenty-four months they were able to produce twenty-two stories,  After that they put together an occasional story - mostly at Christmas.

We continue our presentations with another story from series creator David Binkley.  Davis takes his turn with the hard-boiled detective genre in the form of Brick Wall.  Brick's first case - "Mystery by Accident".


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Dan Greenfield of 13th Dimension joins John to discuss the Caped Crisaders' aide in the war on crime, the Batmobile.  In this special episode, the two look briefly at its origins, its role as a parter of the two, memorable moments, merchandising, the Batman 66 comic, and personal experiences with the vehicle.  Plus, they announce the winners of the East Coast Comic Con prize package giveaway.

 


 

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We “Spend” time talking about the latest THE WALKING DEAD and watch as the group settles into life at Alexandria. A run to obtain power supplies may lead to tragedy, and Carol’s conversation with Sam may indicate that life in his house resembles that of the Peletier home from years ago. And when Father Stokes brings a message to Deanna, paradise may fall. But who’s the real snake in the grass here? Join Arnold and Scott as they smash an owl sculpture and decide what was good, what wasn’t so good, and what sort of grade the Doctor thinks the episode deserves!

ALSO: Arnold shares reviews and e-mails, talks about the new Indiegogo campaignfor the planned remake of classic 1980 zombie film NIGHTMARE CITY, spearheaded by TOM SAVINI and UMBERTO LENZI, reminds you to write in the podcast for aRondo Award, and much more!Show Music: “Bitter Pill” (feat. Vosmoy) by Still Pluto.

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Here's how Tim describes this episode:

"I’m very pleased to welcome fellow New Jersey native, filmmaker Kyle C Mumford to the Express. Kyle’s artistic journey through life has seen him wear many hats in the entertainment business. Kyle has extensive experience editing, sound mixing, screenwriting and is the director of several short films. His latest short, “Jamie And Jonathan” is tells the story of a failed writer driving his estranged son to a funeral.

“Jamie And Jonathan” is a drama exploring the meaning of fatherhood but is filled with lots of comedy as well. Kyle and I talk in detail about the how connected and important comedy is to drama. Kyle tells us about his experiences in various positions has helped him become a better director. And he also tells about how he became a screenwriter despite being told in his youth it was impossible because he has dyslexia. Kyle has proven it’s very much not impossible. Enjoy."

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A woman dies and leaves instructions in her will to destroy her horse, Beckett.  But her niece, who loves the horse, tries to stop it. Time is running out as Captain Marvel and Mentor must help her save the horse while working within the law.

John and Richard settle down to discuss the third episode of the series, "Thou Shalt Not Kill".  They look at the legal precedent set in the story by the sheriff and Captain Marvel.  They are amazed by the horse that can talk without moving its lips.  And they puzzle over the double message the Elders give Billy in their weekly meeting.

It's all here and we want to hear from you on what you think of the episode.
Write us as ShazamIsisPodcast@gmail.com.

 

Moral: “It's important for us to remember that laws are made to help us, and that when they stop helping us, they can be changed, legally.”

Guest Cast

Pamelyn Ferdin as Lynn Colby

William Sargent as Sheriff Colby

John Karlen as Nick

 

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Aired January 11/12 & 18, 1967

The Joker sneaks The Penguin into Gotham City to help him with his latest scheme, a series of crimes dictated by the astrological signs of the Zodiac.  It starts with the Aries, the Ram and ends with Capricorn, the Goat.  What or who is the final target in this scheme?  What role or roles does the lovely Venus have in this scheme?  Does this episode hold up as an anniversary story, celebrating one year of Batmania?

 

The answer to these questions and more will be answered in this double length episode as John is joined by Gotham City 14 Miles editor Jim Beard, writer Glenn Greenberg, and independent filmmaker and lifelong Batman fan, Robert Long.

 

 

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Glenn Greenberg is an award-winning editor and writer. He worked extensively for Marvel Comics and DC Comics on such properties as Spider-Man, the Hulk, Superman, Star Trek, Star-Lord, the Silver Surfer, Thor, Iron Man, and Dracula, as well as Web-based tie-in projects for the film Superman Returns and the weekly comic-book series 52. His work has also appeared in such publications as TIME Magazine For Kids, Scholastic News, Time Out New York, Back Issue, and Smoke. Glenn has also written several works of prose Star Trek fiction for Simon and Schuster, and is now making the jump to The X-Files for an upcoming fiction anthology that will be published by IDW. He avidly covers all aspects of popular culture on his blog, “Glenn Greenberg’s Grumblings” (http://glenngreenbergsgrumblings.blogspot.com), and welcomes anyone and everyone to check it out.

 

Robert Long is a full time grapgic designer and independent filmmaker.  As a first generation Batman syndication kid, he manages the 1966-68 Batman Television Series Group on Facebook.  He has had the pleasure to meet and work with Adam West and Julie Newmar with various projects in the past.  Visit Robert's production company - Smash or Trash Independent Filmmaking to learn more about it.

 

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.

 

 

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

 

Our SciFi Five In Five  is from Colin Taylor

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Home takes the top box office spot this past weekend and there's only one new major movie release to challenge it.  But the real news comes from Adam West and Burt Ward regarding Batman 66!  Michael Falkner has this and more on a new Weekly Podioplex.

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Weekly Podioplex Notes for March 31, 2015

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Furious 7


Box Office Report

Top Ten

#1 – Home

#2 – Get Hard
#3 – The Divergent Series: Insurgent [-2]
#4 – Cinderella [-2]
#5 – It Follows [+14]

#6 – Kingsman: The Secret Service [-1]

#7 – Do You Believe? [-1]
#8 – Run All Night [-5]

#9 – The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel [-2]

#10 – The Gunman [-6]

 

(New Release) [Change]

 

Tops From the Past

2010 – Clash of the Titans
2005 – Sin City

1995 – Tommy Boy

1985 – Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment

1975 – Escape to Witch Mountain


Box Office Premieres for the week of April 3rd, 2015

 

Wide

Furious 7 – [PG-13]

 

Limited

Woman in Gold – [PG-13]

5 to 7 – [R]

Lambert & Stamp – [R]

 

Effie Gray – [PG-13]

 

 

Home Entertainment for the week of March 31st, 2015

 

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

Interstellar – [PG-13]

The Imitation Game – [PG-13]

Wild – [R]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

Veep: Season Three (2014)

Mortal Kombat: Conquest (1998)

Silicon Valley: Season One (2014)

 

Blu-Rays From the Past

The Facts of Life (1960) – [Approved]

 

 

Podcast Promos

 

The Batcave Podcast

 

The Batcave Podcast is an Internet show that takes a look at each and every episode of the 60s Batman television series. Host John S. Drew celebrates the great and looks to see where the show went wrong as it slid into oblivion in its third and final season with a different guest host each week. In the end, John is attempting to justify his love for this series, not to the listener, but to himself. Join him on this long, strange trip.

 

 

Quick Flicks

  • Animated 1966 Batman feature film(s) coming

 

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“Forget” what THE WALKING DEAD was like a few weeks ago! Rick and company are settling into the Alexandria Safe Zone, but are the Wolves at the gate…or are they already inside? Join Arnold and Scott as they raid the freezer, bake a batch of cookies, and decide what was good, what wasn’t so good, and what sort of grade the Doctor thinks the episode deserves! Or don’t join them…and wake up tomorrow…you’ve heard this? We know what we think you should do!

ALSO: Hear Arnold talk all about the new Indiegogo campaign for the planned remake of classic 1980 zombie film NIGHTMARE CITY, spearheaded by TOM SAVINI and UMBERTO LENZI!

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We present a classic one-hour radio drama this time -   one of Orson Welles’ Mercury Theater on the Air adaptations.  Alexandre Dumas’ The Count of Monte Cristo first appeared in 1844 and was an immediate success.  Welles portrays Edmond Dantès, a young man unjustly imprisoned for many years who uses an immense fortune to wreck revenge against his enemies.  This broadcast begins with a news bulletin about the Czechoslovakian Crisis of 1938, which ultimately drew England into World War II.

 

Episodes

The Mercury Theater on the Air

“The Count of Monte Cristo”

August 29, 1938

 

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Episode 30, Gaslight Geeks

Science fiction writer Scott Pearson (Star Trek: The Original Series: The More Things Change) and his daughter talk with author Carrie Patel about her debut novel, the steampunkish The Buried Life, its upcoming sequel Cities and Thrones, both from Angry Robot, and her narrative work on computer games for Obsidian Entertainment.

Segments

Intro :30

Getting Your First Novel Published :57

The Buried Life in a Nutshell 2:39

Future Steampunk 3:00

Developing the Story 4:01

Cities and Thrones 6:38

Writing Your Second Novel 7:57

Wrapping Up a Trilogy 9:36

Other Fiction Projects 10:04

Social Trends and a New Sci-Fi Novel 11:26

More Thoughts on The Buried Life 13:40

Writing Computer RPG Narratives 15:15

Girls, Geekdom, and Conventions 17:37

Playing Games 21:31

Physics, Driving, and Weather 28:11

Conventions and Blogs and Such 30:36

 
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And the fight for dominance at the box office continues as Insurgent takes the top spot.  But could the April offerings present a clear and steady winner?  Michael Falkner has a preview for next month's movie releases on a new Weekly Podioplex.

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Weekly Podioplex Notes for March 24, 2015

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Home


Box Office Report

Top Ten

#1 – The Divergent Series: Insurgent
#2 – Cinderella [-1]

#3 – Run All Night [-1]

#4 – The Gunman
#5 – Kingsman: The Secret Service [-2]
#6 – Do You Believe?

#7 – The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel [-1]

#8 – Focus [-4]


#9 – Chappie [-4]

#10 – The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water [-3]

 

(New Release) [Change]

 

Tops From the Past

2010 – How to Train Your Dragon

2005 – Guess Who

1995 – Outbreak

1985 – Friday the 13th: A New Beginning

1975 – Tommy


Box Office Premieres for the week of March 27th, 2015

 

The box office premieres for January 23rd range from cuddly and comedic to thrilling drama

Wide

Home – [PG]

Get Hard – [R]

 

Limited

While We’re Young – [R]

Serena – [R]

The Salt of the Earth – [PG-13]

The Riot Club – [R]

White God – [R]

Man from Reno – [NR]

 

Cupcakes – [NR]

 

 

Home Entertainment for the week of March 24th, 2015

 

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – [PG-13]

Into the Woods – [PG]

Unbroken – [PG-13]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

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

The Donna Reed Show: Season Two (1959)

Mr. Bean: The Whole Bean (1990-1995)

 

Blu-Rays From the Past

The Beyond (1981) – [X]

The Thin Blue Line (1988) – [NR]

 

 

Podcast Promos

 

 

 

Talking Apes TV

 

Every episode of TALKING APES TV will delve into one episode of the PLANET OF THE APES TV Series, with plenty of quotes, audio and social commentary pulled from each show.

 

 

Quick Flicks

  • April 2015 in Cinema

 

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Here's how Tim describes this episode:

"I know a lot of editors whom I’d like to bring on the Express and I’m starting with one of the most unique that I know. Crystal House is an experienced online editor. The online/offline process is one of the most overlooked and possibly least understood aspects of post-production. Crystal tells us how that process works, how online editors are different from offline editors and the challenges of each. Crystal does offline editing as well and tells us all about editing the fascinating upcoming independent movie “Stand.”

Another reason I asked Crystal in the show is because of my love-affair with paranormal stories. Crystal is studying the science of Ufology, which is the study of UFO’s. We take a side-step away from industry talk for a bit to talk about UFO studies and some truly creepy stories from around the world. And Crystal tells us about a very unusual but well-documented sleep disorder she suffers from which launched her interest in this subject. This is fun yet very informative interview. I hope you enjoy."

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John returns with a look at the replacement discs Warner Brothers offered for the errors in the original discs for the Batman 66 DVD sets.  What did he think? Take a listen and let John know if you agree with him by writing thebatcavepodcast@gmail.com.

 

 

Also, listen in as John and Dan Greenfield of 13th Dimension fill you in on the newest Batman 66 contest they've got lined up.  It's a contest in conjunction with the upcoming East Coast Comic Con - April 11 and 12.


 

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The movies at the top of the box office are as consistent as the weather during the month of March.  Cinderella takes the top spot, but what does the weekend box office offerings hold?  Michael Falkner has the answers, plus Star Wars news on a new Weekly Podioplex.

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Weekly Podioplex Notes for March 17, 2015

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: The Divergent Series: Insurgent


Box Office Report

Top Ten

#1 – Cinderella
#2 – Run All Night

#3 – Kingsman: The Secret Service [+1]
#4 – Focus [-2]
#5 – Chappie [-4]
#6 – The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel [-2]

 

#7 – The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water [-2]
#8 – McFarland, USA [-1]
#9 – Fifty Shades of Grey [-3]
#10 – The DUFF [-1]

 

(New Release) [Change]

 

Tops From the Past

 

2009 – Alice in Wonderland
2004 – The Ring Two
1994 – Outbreak
1984 – Beverly Hills Cop
1974 – Shampoo


Box Office Premieres for the week of March 20th, 2015

 

Wide

The Divergent Series: Insurgent – [PG-13]

The Gunman – [R]

 

Do You Believe? – [NR]

 

Limited

Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter – [NR]

Danny Collins – [R]

Spring – [NR]

 

Can’t Stand Losing You: Surviving the Police – [NR]

 

 

Home Entertainment for the week of March 17th, 2015

 

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

Annie – [PG]

Penguins of Madagascar – [PG]

Exodus: Gods and Kings – [PG-13]

 

Song of the Sea – [PG]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

The Ghost Whisperer: The Complete Series (2005-2010)

 

Maude: The Complete Series (1972-1978)

 

Gomer Pyle: USMC: The Complete Series (1964-1969)

 

Blu-Rays From the Past

Veronika Decides to Die (2009)– [R]

The Lady from Shanghai (1947)– [NR]

 

My Girl (1991)– [PG-13]

 

 

Podcast Promos

 

 

Flash Pulp

Flash Pulp is an experiment in broadcasting fresh pulp stories in the modern age – 3 to 10 minutes, brought to you Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

 

 

 

Quick Flicks

  • Star Wars: Rogue One
  • Star Wars: Episode VIII
  • Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

 

Links

 

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A blind boy struggles to accept his disability when he is doted over by an overprotective brother.  But things change when he alone must help his injured sibling.

John and Richard discuss the second episode of the first season of Shazam!, "The Brothers".  Among the topics discussed in this podcast are how the series went from animated to live action, the dual identity of Billy Batson, Lance Kerwin's post-acting career, and the appeal of stories dealing with blind people in 60s-80s television.

It's all here and we want to hear from you on what you think of the episode.  Write us as ShazamIsisPodcast@gmail.com.

 

Moral: “People with problems or handicaps can get along just as well as any of us.”

Guest Cast

Lance Kerwin as Chad Martin

Steve Tanner as Danny Martin

 

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Aired January 4/5, 1967

The Mad Hatter is back in Gotham City with a new scheme to get Batman's cowl.  But will he want it once it's irradiated and turned pink?  And will he be able to use his planned deathtrap, a water tower, before the end of the first episode, or will it be another afterthought as in his last outing?  These questions will be answered on an all new Batcave Podcast!

 

Joining John to discuss this episode is Dan Greenfield, creator and author of the 13th Dimension website.

 

 

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Dan Greenfield is the editor and co-creator of 13thDimension.com, a website devoted primarily to comics and pop culture, past and present. To him, the basic food groups are Batman, Planet of the Apes, Star Trek (the Original Series), James Bond, the Beatles and the Stones. But if he had to he'd be able to subsist on Batman alone. Channel 11 in New York was his favorite syndicated channel as a kid -- you can guess why -- followed closely by Channel 5. Channel 9 didn't really enter into it unless he was home sick and there wasn't much else on. He's married to his remarkably patient wife Wendy and his best sidekick is his son, Sam. They have two cats,Lex and Zod.

 

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Facebook page

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Welcome to the SciFi Rewind: Serenity

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

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

 

Michael C. Dougherty

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


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"I’ve got a slew of interesting artists and filmmakers coming up on The Express and we kick things off with Jon Matthews. A graduate of NYU film school, Jon’s latest project is a documentary that seeks to both unify and inspire. In “Psalms: The Making Of An Album” Jon is planning on bringing together a group of Jewish Appalachians and Jewish Ugandans to record an album together.

This is a concept that’s eye-opening in breaking regional stereotypes but also aims to get to the root of our cultural roots. There is currently a kickstarter campaign to help finance the film and the recording of the album. Jon tells us how a series of chance meetings and a love of his home-state of West Virginia inspired this unique endeavor.

Jon’s made a previous documentary about his family as well as an NYU film starring James Franco, Whoopi Goldberg and Olivia Wilde. Utilizing his successes, Jon’s career is now broadening into the world of screenwriting and commercial directing. In this interview, Jon tells how all of these skills intersect. And we’ve even got some tips on networking. If you’re looking to write your first script or make your first film, this is a very valuable listen. Enjoy.

 

LINKS

Kickstarter for Psalms

Surviving Cliffside documentary

Kin Ship Goods

Jon's IMDB

Jon's Twitter

Jon's Facebook

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AND LO,

THERE WAS A NEW PODCAST!

Welcome to the inaugural episode of the MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE REVIEW with host Dr. Arnold T. Blumberg, the “MCU guru” and professor of the world’s first MCU college course at the University of Baltimore! With a lifetime of personal and professional experience in the comics industry, especially in the realm of the Marvel Universe, Arnold will bring you the latest in-depth discussion of all things amazing, incredible, invincible, and fantastic!

In this episode, Arnold is joined by special guest Scott Collura, Senior Entertainment Editor for IGN.com, co-host of the TRANSPORTER ROOM 3 podcast, and our special guest on the G2V Podcast episode covering the PLANET OF THE APES franchise! On the agenda:

DAILY BUGLE HEADLINES

• AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Trailer 3
• The Ultimate Marvel Marathon (AMC)
• The Ultimate Marvel Marathon (Regal)
• Robert Downey Jr. Charity Contest

IN THE BULLPEN

• SECRET WARS 2015
• Spider-Man Joins the MCU

CLASS NOTES FROM THE UB MCU COURSE

IRON MAN and Tony Stark’s Role in the Birth of the MCU

GIVEAWAY

In AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, Tony Stark and Bruce Banner create the lethal AI known as Ultron. But who created Ultron in the original Marvel Comics back in 1968?

One person will be chosen out of correct answers received by Twitter, Facebook, our website, and e-mail to receive a copy of Sean Howe’s MARVEL COMICS: THE UNTOLD STORY from Harper Perennial!

SHOW MUSIC

“6 Seconds to Die!” by Ian Alex Mac

‘NUFF SAID!

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“Remember” what it was like before the zombie apocalypse? Rick and his fellow survivors find themselves trying to do just that when the promise of a safe haven seems fulfilled at long last. But does this walled community offer salvation or is it just another trap? Join Arnold and Scott as they stick together, pick out their houses, and decide what was good, what wasn’t so good, and what sort of grade the Doctor thinks the episode deserves!

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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ZOMBIES: THE BEGINNING

ISLAND OF THE LIVING DEAD

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We finally pick up our look at each of the actors to play the role of the Doctor on the long running British series, Doctor Who.  This time around, we're looking at the seven year run of Tom Baker.  We're talking his early years, his companions, his reluctance to be involved in Whodom for so many years and then his explosion in audio and on TV.  It's all here, hosted by Keith DeCandido with John S. Drew sitting in as guest joined by Gary Mitchel of the Revcast and the American Sci-Fi Classics Track at DragonCon.  Get your jelly babies ready as we set the TARDIS controls to the 70s and discuss Tom Baker!

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Focus didn't stay in focus for very long as a quirky movie about a robot took the top box office honors last weekend.  But can it last?   Michael Falkner has the answers, plus more comic movie news and The Expendables on TV on a new Weekly Podioplex.

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Weekly Podioplex Notes for March 10, 2015

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Cinderella


Box Office Report

Top Ten

#1 – Chappie
#2 – Focus [-1]
#3 –The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
#4 – Kingsman: The Secret Service [-2]
#5 – The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water [-2]
#6 – Fifty Shades of Grey [-2]

#7 – McFarland, USA [-1]
#8 – The Lazarus Effect [-3]
#9 – The DUFF [-1]
#10 – Unfinished Business

 

(New Release) [Change]

 

Tops From the Past

 

2009 – Alice in Wonderland
2004 – Robots
1994 – Outbreak
1984 – Witness
1974 – The Towering Inferno


Box Office Premieres for the week of March 13th, 2015

 

Wide

Cinderella – [PG]

Run All Night – [R]

 

Limited

It Follows – [R]

Seymour: An Introduction – [PG]

 

 

Home Entertainment for the week of March 13rd, 2015

 

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb – [PG-13]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

The Legend of Korra: Book Four: Balance (2014)

The Red Tent (2014)

Quincy, M.E.: Season Eight (1982)

Shane: The Complete Series (1966)

 

Gomer Pyle: USMC: The Complete Series (1964-1969)

 

Blu-Rays From the Past

 

The Sound of Music (1965)– [G]

 

 

Podcast Promos

 

The RevolutionSF RevCast

 

An online magazine and community dedicated to celebrating the best in science fiction, fantasy, comics, anime, and gaming, RevolutionSF is created by professional columnists, artists, animators, and humorists from the most prominent genre-related websites and magazines around. Tough love for sci-fi.

 

 

 

Quick Flicks

 

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John sits down with the writer and director of Co-Creator: Bill Finger - The Man Behind the Bat.  They discuss the origin of the the play, Finger's legacy, his contribution to Batman 66, and more.  Take a listen and learn how you can attend the premiere of the play in April.

 

Also, listen in as John and Dan Greenfield of 13th Dimension fill you in on the newest Batman 66 contest they've got lined up.  It's a contest in conjunction with the upcoming East Coast Comic Con - April 11 and 12.


Lenny Schwartz is the writer/ director of such plays as Subject 62, Buster Keaton: Fade to Black, Lucy, The Wire Game, Higher Methods and Fidelity as well as many others. He is also the screenwriter of with Scorpio Film Releasing's film Murder University which is available on DVD in national distribution as well as the films Normal (going around to film festivals) and Accidental Incest (premiering March 22 2015 in RI) as well as Breaking Branches Pictures release Subject 62. He currently lives in RI and directs his plays in RI and NYC.

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Arctic Playhouse Theatre

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