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We celebrate March by honoring the Girl Scouts and the Irish.  First up on The Burns and Allen Show, George Burns experiences more than the usual amount of befuddlement when wife Gracie Allen signs up to be a Girl Scout troop leader.  This March marks the 103rd anniversary of the founding of the Girl Scouts by Juliette Gordon Lowe.  Then on Quiz Kids, there’s a lot of blarney thrown around in preparation of St. Patrick’s Day as the young prodigies field questions about Irish history and other famous guys named Patrick.

 

Episodes

The Burns and Allen Show

“Gracie, the Girl Scout Leader”

March 10, 1949

3:27

 

Quiz Kids

“St. Patrick’s Day Diamond”

March 11, 1951

30:15


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Will Rick and Co. go “The Distance?” Newcomer Aaron is offering a sanctuary, but after so many misfires, can our survivors learn to trust again? And will they hear salvation on the other side of that steel wall…or nothing at all? Join Arnold and Scott as they talk about trust issues and decide what was good, what wasn’t so good, and what sort of grade the Doctor thinks the episode deserves?

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The first in our series of interviews with those who worked on Shazam! and/or Isis starts with author Donald F. Glut.  Donald is the writer of the first season Shazam! episode, "The Brain".  Donald talks with us about how the episode came about, why he never wrote for Shazam! after his highly rated episode aired, and about his near opportunity to work with Jackson Bostwick on another iconic character.

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



DONALD F. GLUT has been professionally active in both the entertainment and publishing industries since 1966.

 

 

Born in Pecos, Texas, Don grew up in Chicago, IL.   At age nine, already bitten by the film-making “bug,” he made Diplodocus at Large, the first of 41 amateur movies featuring dinosaurs, human monsters (Frankenstein’s Monster, Teenage Werewolf, etc.) and superheroes (Spider-Man, Captain Marvel, etc.)  Some of these films made during the late 1960s (e.g., Spy Smasher vs. the Purple Monster) were eventually shown in theatres and on TV.

 

 

Moving to Los Angeles to attend the University of Southern California, Don professionally entered show business as an “extra” (a POW) in the movie Von Ryan’s Express (1965), the first of several such “roles.”  He began his professional writing career in 1966, writing articles for and finally editing the magazine Modern Monsters. In 1967, after graduating from the University of Southern California with a BA degree (for Cinema) in Letters, Arts and Sciences, Don worked as a musician, singer and songwriter in The Penny Arkade, a rock band produced by “Monkee” Michael Nesmith.  Shortly after that he briefly furthered his acting career, having a speaking role in a national television commercial starring Dick Clark.

 

 

However, most of Don’s professional life has been as a freelance writer.  To date he has authored numerous motion picture and television scripts (Shazam!, Land of the Lost, and animation, e.g., Spider-Man & His Amazing Friends, Transformers, G.I.Joe, Duck Tales, Jonny Quest, X-Men, others), comic-book scripts (Captain America, Tarzan, etc., including creating for Gold Key Dagar the Invincible, The Occult Files of Dr. Spektor and Tragg and the Sky Gods), more than 35 novels and nonfiction books, also numerous short stories, articles, songs, album-liner notes, etc.  The Dinosaur Dictionary(1972) and Dinosaurs: The Encyclopedia (1997), two of Don’s many non-fiction books about dinosaurs, both were listed by the American Library Association among the best reference books of their years of publication. With The Dinosaur Dictionary Don created the much-imitated book format based upon an alphabetical listing of dinosaur names.  Perhaps Don is best known for his novelization of the movie The Empire Strikes Back (1980), the nation’s No. 1 bestseller for almost two months, which to date (still in print) has sold over 3.5 million copies. In 1982 he created characters and back story for Mattel’s “Masters of the Universe” toy line.  Among his more recent books is Chomper, an entry in the popular “Dinotopia” series.

 

 

Don produced, wrote and directed various videos (including the documentaries Dinosaur Movies and Hollywood Goes Ape! and the music-video compilation Dinosaur Tracks®), theatre and movie projects.  He has worked as a consultant on numerous other video,  film and TV projects, and was “Dinosaur Consultant” on Roger Corman’s movie Carnosaur (1993).

 

 

In 1990, Don and Pete Von Sholly founded Fossil Records, which has already produced a half dozen albums.  These include Dinosaur Tracks®, More Dinosaur Tracks® and Dinosaur Tracks® Again, featuring paleontology-related rock music written mostly by Don (Dinodon Music/BMI), performed by Don and Pete (as the Iridium Band).

 

More recently, Don became president of Frontline Entertainment (www.frontlinefilms.com), for which he wrote, directed and co-produced the comedy/fantasy motion picture Dinosaur Valley Girls™, followed by a series of campy/sexy/horror movies, which have already achieved “cult movie” status, and Before La Brea, a documentary commissioned by the George C. Page Museum of La Brea Discoveries in Los Angeles.  In 2000, he was commissioned by Irena Belle Productions to direct the movie The Vampire Hunters Club, featuring an all-star genre cast.

 

In addition to his entertainment and publishing fields work, Glut is known internationally for his work with dinosaurs (see http://www.donglutsdinosaurs.com to see Don's "prehistoria" collection), a subject he has been seriously interested in since the age of seven.  He has lectured on dinosaurs at museums, universities and other institutions in the USA and Europe, and often appears on TV and radio talk shows, and in videos, discussing dinosaurs, monster movies and other topics.  Regularly he speaks at seminars for actors.  In 1999 and 2000, respectively, he became a volunteer at both The Field Museum (Chicago) and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

 

Among Don’s many interests are paleontology (obviously), movies (especially the older horror films, Westerns, serials and film noir), science fiction and fantasy, music (playing and listening), comic books, motorcycles, reptiles, stage magic, electric trains, the Three Stooges, Jackie Gleason, old-fashioned amusement parks and side shows, partying and “holy relics."

 

Learn even more about Donald by visting his website - http://www.donaldfglut.com/

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Aired December 28/December 29, 1966

That European criminal, The Sandman, is in Gotham City with a scheme to rob the millions of heiress J. Pauline Spaghetti. But he needs someone to run interference with Batman and Robin while he lays out his plan.  Who better than the Catwoman?

 

 

But is this story as exciting as it sounds?  Is it as well executed as earlier Catwoman stories?  These questions and more will be answered in this podcast review.

 

 

Joining John to talk about first of several villain team-ups the series would feature is author Robert Greenberger.

 

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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50 Shades of Grey took quite the tumble in the box office this week, beaten out by new release Focus and two previous releases.  But what's in store for this week?  Michael Falkner has the answers, plus his thoughts on the passing of actor Leonard Nimoy on a new Weekly Podioplex.

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Weekly Podioplex Notes for February 24, 2015

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Focus


Box Office Report

Top Ten

#1 – Focus

#2 – Kingsman: The Secret Service [Even]
#3 – The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water [Even]
#4 – Fifty Shades of Grey [-3]

#5 – The Lazarus Effect
#6 – McFarland, USA [-2]

#7 – American Sniper [-1]

#8 – The DUFF [-3]
#9 – Still Alice [+2]

#10 – Hot Tub Time Machine 2 [-3]

 

(New Release) [Change]

 

Tops From the Past

2009 – Alice in Wonderland

2004 – The Pacifier

1994 – Man of the House

1984 – Beverly Hills Cop

1974 – At Long Last Love


Box Office Premieres for the week of March 6th, 2015

Wide

Chappie – [R]

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – [PG]

 

Unfinished Business – [R]

 

Limited

Merchants of Doubt – [PG-13]

 

Compared to What: The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank – [NR]

 

 

Home Entertainment for the week of March 3rd, 2015

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part I – [PG-13]

Ask Me Anything – [NR]

 

Foxcatcher – [R]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

Da Vinci’s Demons: Season Two (2014)

Outlander: Season One, Volume One (2014)

Longmire: Season Three (2014)

CHiPs: Season Three (1979)

 

Hill Street Blues: Season Four (1984)

 

Blu-Rays From the Past

 

Kiss Me Kate (1953)– [Approved]

 

Podcast Promos

 

Geek Radio Daily

Geek Radio Daily is your one stop shop for all your geeky goodness. Check out Billy Flynn, Flynnstress, and Saucy on GRDsWeekly, the sometimes weekly podcast. All the geek without the wait!

 

 

 

Quick Flicks

 

Leonard Nimoy (1931-2015)

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Tonights Diners: Scott, Miles, and M


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Colin Ferguson

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

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

Career

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

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

 

Jay Smith

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

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

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

 

Jay holds a BA in Creative Writing and is working on his Master of Fine Arts from Seton Hill University’s innovative Writing Popular Fiction program. He attends and speaks at various science fiction and literary conventions about podcasting, writing, audio drama, and zombies.

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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.

For the third installment in the series, we present a story that our own John S. Drew contributed.  John created his own anthology series, THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP, for WCRS Radio Stage.  In the premiere episode, the curator of a shop of odds and ends, tells the story of a man who purchased a special pair of rose colored glasses - and you know what happens if you view the world through rose colored glasses for too long.


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There are no words to express the loss felt by so many around the world at the passing of actor, artist, and immortal icon Leonard Nimoy on Friday, February 27, 2015 at the age of 83. Universally known as the cooly logical Mr. Spock from STAR TREK, Nimoy made his mark on our culture in countless ways beyond his most memorable role. Join Scott and Arnold for an all-too-brief but heartfelt tribute to the man that lived long and prospered, and in doing so changed all of our lives for the better. As always, we welcome all feedback at contact@g2vpodcast.com or on our Facebook page!

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The whole gang is back together and on the road as Season 5 of THE WALKING DEAD continues. They’ve lost so much, but they keep marching on, and Rick has a good idea why that is. Join Arnold and Scott as Arnold tries to get Scott to say anything about this episode – what was good, what wasn’t so good, and what sort of grade does the Doctor thinks the episode deserves?

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

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While 50 Shades of Grey may still be holding the top box office spot, the real news is what happened at the Oscars. Michael Falkner has this, the newest movie releases, and DVD releases on a new Weekly Podioplex.

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Weekly Podioplex Notes for February 24, 2015

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Focus


Box Office Report

Top Ten

#1 – Fifty Shades of Grey[Even]
#2 – Kingsman: The Secret Service[Even]
#3 – The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water [Even]
#4 –McFarland, USA
#5 – The DUFF

#6 – American Sniper [-2]

 

#7 – Hot Tub Time Machine 2
#8 – Jupiter Ascending [-3]
#9 – The Imitation Game [-2]
#10 – Paddington [-3]

 

(New Release) [Change]

 

Tops From the Past

2009 – Shutter Island
2004 – Diary of a Mad Black Woman
1994 – The Brady Bunch Movie
1984 – Beverly Hills Cop
1974 – The Towering Inferno


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

Wide

Focus – [R]

The Lazarus Effect – [PG-13]

 

Limited

Maps to the Stars – [R]

‘71 – [R]

My Life Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn – [NR]

Everly – [R]

 

 

Home Entertainment for the week of February 17th, 2015

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

Big Hero 6 – [PG]

Whiplash – [R]

Horrible Bosses 2 – [R]

Beyond the Lights – [PG-13]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

Sons of Anarchy: Season Seven (2014)

Sons of Anarchy: The Complete Series (2008-2014)

 

Blu-Rays From the Past

Watership Down (1978) – [PG]

52 Pick-Up (1986) – [R]

 

Podcast Promos

 

Cyborgs: A Bionic Podcast

The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman were two of the most influential television programs of the 70's.  During the height of their popularity, Steve Austin (Lee Majors) and Jaime Sommers (Lindsay Wagner) would battle Fembots, Bigfoot, Venus Death Probes, deadly duplicates, foreign spies, and bitter cold to protect the United States' interests through the O.S.I. Every other Sunday, hosts John S. Drew and Paul K. Bisson talk about one episode from either series in depth with another fan of the series.  The podcast looks at the episodes, the pilot movies, and the reunion movies covering them from synopsis to review to a look at the mythology of both series.

 

 

 

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The 87th Annual Academy Awards

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We lead off with Dragnet.  Jack Webb and Barton Yarborough star as Sergeants Joe Friday and Ben Romero, definitely two of L.A.’s finest.  This time they’re investigating a gang of con artists who prey on the relatives of the recently deceased.  Truly, there is no honor among thieves.  Then it’s a return to the gentle domestic comedy of Fibber McGee and Molly.  Fibber gets a lot more than he bargained for as he grows impatient for the latest issue of his favorite magazine to be delivered to 79 Wistful Vista.  The show had recently switched from a weekly program to daily, and we present this two-part tale back to back.

Episodes

 

Dragnet

“The Big .38”

October 5, 1950

1:48

 

Fibber McGee and Molly

“40,000 Copies of Partly True”

“Unloading 40,000 Magazines”

April 22 & 23, 1954

34:46


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Episode 29, The Battle of Three Movies

Science fiction writer Scott Pearson (Star Trek: The Original Series: The More Things Change) and his daughter welcome back Kevin Lauderdale (host of the podcast It Has Come to My Attention) and his daughter to look back on Peter Jackson’s adaptation of The Hobbit. Focusing on the third film, The Battle of Five Armies, they discuss how it compares with the first two, how it wrapped up the story, and how it fits into Jackson’s vision of Middle-earth.

 

Segments

Intro :30

A Quick Grading of All Three Movies 1:12

The Death of Smaug 5:30

The Battle of Dol Guldur 9:35

Did We Need Three Movies? 11:55

Where’s Bilbo? 16:15

Thorin, Bilbo, and the Arkenstone 18:05

The Battle of How Many Armies? 21:58

Were-worms? There worms! 24:00

Counting Armies 26:45

Battle Fatigue 29:26

Legolas is Bugs Bunny 31:56

Legolas and Tauriel and Kili 32:45

The Death of Kili 36:13

The Death of Fili 37:31

Billy Connolly 39:20

Pigs and Elks and Goats, Oh My 40:15

Thorin versus Azog 42:00

The Death of Thorin 42:45

The End of Middle-earth Movies 43:45

Alfrid: No, Just NO 48:22

Radagast and the Bunny Sled 54:35

Final Thoughts 55:17

Remake Dreams 59:23

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A young man must figure out what to do when his friends insist on stealing cars and going on joy rides.

John and Richard sit down to discuss this first episode in the series.  They talk about the production values, the stunts, and the first use of the phrase, "Holy Moley!"  Plus, is Shazam! just a modern day Shakespeare story?

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 takes more courage to do what is right then to follow along with the crowd.”

Guest Cast

Lee Joe Casey...Rich

Ty Henderson...Kyle

Kerry MacLane...Chuck Wagner

Barry Miller...Mike

 

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"Lady Killer," Carlton Harris is back! But this time Jaime Sommers is ready for him! Devising a plan to expose his evil deeds once and for all, she must pretend to be his loyal ally, even if it means going deep undercover and severing her OSI lifeline. It's the Bionic Woman's first solo mission in "Welcome Home, Jaime Part II." Hosts John S. Drew and Paul K. Bisson welcome back Betsy Dodd of Bionic Blonde.com and James Sherrard of The Bionic Woman Files.com.

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Bionic Wiki entry

Bionic Blonde entry

 


 

 

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


From Betsy Dodd's page: 

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

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

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

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The last of Krissy Myers recordings of Doctor Who actors and directors features actor Dan Starkey of the new series.  He discusses being a Sontaran and the possibility of a spinoff series for his character.

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Aired December 21/December 22, 1966

Maurice Evans is the new guest villain, The Puzzler.  Without even knowing the history of this story, one can see that this should have been a Riddler episode and there are many who feel the character is a poor replacement.  But as you'll see in this podcast, there is a lot to recommend Puzzler as a worthy adversary for the dynamic duo and as one of the better villains created solely for the series.

 

 

Of course, that's not to say this episode doesn't have its problems, that include determining if this is an established villain in the Batman 66 universe or someone entirely new, the proper definition of monopoly, and a crazed Santa Claus.

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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Here's how Tim describes this episode:

"Blood Red Turns Dollar Green” is a trilogy of books that takes place during the 1970’s and 1980’s as the world of pro-wrestling and pop culture in general went through dramatic sea changes. In those days, pro-wrestling was a world highly protective of its secrets convincing their audience it was a legitimate sport. Paul has masterfully created a bevy of three dimensional characters in a world driven by deception and where greed pushes some people to the most horrible crimes.

Wrestling icons such as Mick Foley, Bret Hart, Jim Ross and William Regal have proudly endorsed this series. However, this novel is not just for wrestling fans as it will open the eyes of people unfamiliar with that world but love a gritty crime story. Paul has become an international hit because he wrote honestly about one of his passions. A great listen for those to endeavor to do the same. Enjoy.

 

LINKS

Purchase Blood Red Turns Dollar Green
Volume 1
Volume 2
Volume 3

Paul's Website

Paul's Twitter

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Did anyone really think that 50 Shades of Grey wouldn't take the top box office spot this past Valentine's Day weekend?  Did anyone realize it would do as well as it did?  Did the counter-programming of The Kingsmen work for movie audiences? Michael Falkner has the answers to these questions, the newest movie releases, and DVD releases on a new Weekly Podioplex.

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Weekly Podioplex Notes for February 17, 2015

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Hot Tub Time Machine 2


Box Office Report

Top Ten

#1 – Fifty Shades of Grey
#2 – Kingsman: The Secret Service

#3 – The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water [-2]
#4 – American Sniper [-2]
#5 – Jupiter Ascending [-2]
#6 – Seventh Son [-2]

 

#7 – Paddington [-1]
#8 – The Imitation Game [Even]
#9 – The Wedding Ringer [-2]
#10 – Project Almanac [-5]

 

(New Release) [Change]

 

Tops From the Past

2009 – Shutter Island
2004 – Hitch
1994 – The Brady Bunch Movie
1984 – Beverly Hills Cop
1974 – The Towering Inferno


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

Wide

Hot Tub Time Machine 2 – [R]

The DUFF – [PG-13]

McFarland, USA – [PG]

 

Limited

Wild Tales – [R]

Gloria – [R]

 

 

Home Entertainment for the week of February 17th, 2015

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

The Interview – [R]

Dumb and Dumber To – [PG-13]

St. Vincent – [PG-13]

The Theory of Everything – [PG-13]

Birdman – [R]

Life Itself – [R]

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya – [PG]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

Game of Thrones: Season Four (2014)

Doctor Who: Last Christmas (2014)

 

Blu-Rays From the Past

None

 

 

Podcast Promos

 

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

 

None

Links

 

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Tonight's Menu

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

Eddie McClintock

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

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Show 057 sees Dan & Travis chat ‪#‎SNL40‬ with Julien. Plus, more bats, more clickbait, more robots, and the "Anti-Brakers". All new! Subscribe today and tell 1000 friends!

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SHOW OPEN

  • The Tom Jackson/Johan Santana Show!
  • Clickbait = WOTY Finalist for ’15 or ‘16
  • Duped by thumbnails, but boy are they hot!
  • Save me from Saved By The Bell already
  • Bats bite Ozzy back (figuratively), rehoming imminent
  • Dan: The Man – Special Edition – DAN IN THE MAN

THE KINDER, GENTLER, J. ALFRED MARQUES

  • As SNL gears up for its 40th anniversary, we discuss cast member rankings, the best Update anchors, Lorne Michaels, and a few extra things! #SNL40

THE NEWS WITH TRAVIS

  • Pork Pants Pilferer
  • Invisible Boyfriend, who lives in Canada and it totally real
  • NSFL Robot (Not Safe For Life)

SHOW CLOSE

  • Impossible Travia: THEME – FAMOUS TIMS (AKA DOES TRAVIS PAY ATTENTION PART II)
  • The “Anti-Braker” Movement 

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Tyreese lets his guard down one time too many as we rejoin Season 5 of THE WALKING DEAD in this hallucinatory midseason premiere! As we bid farewell to the man with the hammer, we caution you: Obviously we love the show and we love zombies, but you can’t be a true fan without calling them as you see them; so brace yourselves. Join Arnold and Scott as they talk about what happened and what’s going on – what was good, what wasn’t so good, and what sort of grade does the Doctor thinks the episode deserves?

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

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ISLAND OF THE LIVING DEAD

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Who would have thought that Spongebob Squarepants would take down the American Sniper?  And yet, that's what happened at the box office this past weekend.  But as we move into the Valentine's Day weekend, can it hold up against the advanced buzz of Fifty Shades of Grey?  Michael Falkner has the newest movie releases, DVD releases and a preview of March releases on a new Weekly Podioplex.

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Weekly Podioplex Notes for February 10, 2015

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Kingsman: The Secret Service


Box Office Report

Top Ten

#1 – The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
#2 – American Sniper [-1]
#3 –
Jupiter Ascending
#4 –Seventh Son
#5 – Project Almanac [-3]
#6 – Paddington [-3]

#7 – The Wedding Ringer [-1]
#8 – The Imitation Game [-1]
#9 – Black or White [
-5]
#10 – The Boy Next Door [
-5]

 

(New Release) [Change]

 

Tops From the Past

2009 – Valentine’s Day
2004 – Hitch
1994 – Billy Madison
1984 – Beverly Hills Cop
1974 – The Towering Inferno


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

Wide

Kingsman: The Secret Service – [R]

Fifty Shades of Grey – [R]

 

Limited

The Last Five Years – [PG-13]

What We Do in the Shadows – [NR]

Old Fashioned – [PG-13]

 

Home Entertainment for the week of February 10th, 2015

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

 

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day – [PG]

Nightcrawler – [R]

Predestination – [R]

Kill the Messenger – [R]

Rosewater – [R]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

 

Nurse Jackie: Season Six (2014)
Batman: Season Two, Part 1 (1966)
Mama’s Family: Season Six (1989)
Hart to Hart: Season Four (1982)

Blu-Rays From the Past

101 Dalmatians (1961) – [G]

 

Podcast Promos

 

Nutty Bites

A monthly podcast that is focused on art, the creative process, people out there in the verse doing creative works, audio dramas that I’m interested in, books, movies, tv, music, you name it. Also covering Cons, host discussions and other fun tidbits. In addition, games, contests and interviews with people who inspire me.

 

Quick Flicks

 

March Preview

Links

 

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Aired December 14/December 15, 1966

The Catwoman proves she has more than one life when she returns to Gotham City with a new scheme.  But for once, she's not pussyfooting around by having a feline themed scheme.  She plans to ransom the voices of England's premiere musical duo Chad & Jeremy.  Can Batman and Robin stop her before an international incident brews?

 

Joining John to talk about how the Catwoman character has changed since her premiere last season as well as the impact having Chad & Jeremy on Batman had on the show 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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Here's how Tim describes this episode:

"There’s a lot of discussion and speculation about the reality portrayed in Reality TV. This week I asked long-time colleague Rory Lapointe Smith to join the show to shed some light on the matter. Rory is a Story Producer who’s worked on shows ranging from medical documentary to celebrity to competition to docu-soap. He’s currently working on the MSNBC staple show “Lock Up” about the world of prisons.

Rory has climbed the ranks to Story Producer from working as a logger and story assistant. He’s worked every facet of Story Departments and is an expert on how to build narrative in the unscripted genre. This interview is a nuts-and-bolts look at the Story Producing craft and also examines the impact of Reality TV has had on our entertainment landscape Enjoy."

 

LINKS

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Rory's Facebook

Rory's IMDB

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Philo Vance was the star of a number of murder mystery novels and movies that were popular during the 1920s and ‘30s.  Like so many other investigators, he made the leap to radio and TV.  In this episode of The Adventures of Philo Vance, a newspaper reporter on her way to interview Vance about his career is mysteriously killed on in the back of taxi.  Whodunit and how will be up to Vance to figure out.  Then it’s another typical life in the week of Italian immigrant Luigi Basco on Life With Luigi.  Luigi may have a little trouble with English, but his affection and appreciation for his new home in America are unassailable.  This warm-hearted comedy about post-World War II émigrés is the perfect antidote for anyone feeling there’s nothing special about the United States.

Episodes

The Adventures of Philo Vance

“The Bulletin Murder Case”

October 5, 1948

3:24

 

Life With Luigi

“The Abraham Lincoln Letter”

February 7, 1950

32:50


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Jaime Sommers is back! And this time she's coming home to rebuild her life. After a sky-diving accident dropped her into a futuristic world of Bionics, and then a brain hemorrhage left her dead, she was brought back to life through a revolutionary cryogenic procedure. But her memory was gone and with it her love for Steve Austin, the The Six Million Dollar Man. But now, after one final operation, who will she wake up to be? What kind of life will she have? And will Steve be a part of it?

Lifelong Bionic fans, John S. Drew and Paul K. Bisson open the Top Secret file on the Bionic Woman's debut episode, "Welcome Home, Jaime." Joining them for for this special extended podcast (over two hours!) are two powerhouses in Bionic Woman fandom: James Sherrard, webmaster of The Bionic Woman Files and Betsy Dodd, webmaster of Bionic Blonde. If you love Jaime Sommers, this is the duo to listen to.

As always, we've got lots to share as we explore this episode. Trivia, behind-the-scenes information, fashion breakdowns, and our ever popular rating system of 1 to 5 Bionic limbs. We've even got singing! So grab a phone book and some tuna salad, things are about to get wild. Thanks to the amazing Lindsay Wagner for giving us a great send-off at the top of the show!

Purchase the season one Universal DVD release of The Bionic Woman. In doing so, you help support the podcast.

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Bionic Wiki entry

Bionic Blonde entry


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


From Betsy Dodd's page: 

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

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

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

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American Sniper makes it three weeks in a row, but Michael Falkner has new movie release news to challenge the box office champ and much more on a new The Weekly Podioplex.

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Weekly Podioplex Notes for February 3, 2015

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Black or White

 

Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – American Sniper [Third Week]
#2 – Project Almanac
#3 – Paddington [Even]
#4 –Black or White
#5 – The Boy Next Door [-3]
#6 – The Wedding Ringer [-2]

 

#7 – The Imitation Game [-1]
#8 – Taken 3 [-3]
#9 – Strange Magic [-2]
#10 – The Loft

(New Release) [Change]

 

Tops From the Past

2009 – Dear John

2004 – Boogeyman

1994 – Legends of the Fall
1984 – Beverly Hills Cop

1974 – The Towering Inferno




Box Office Premieres for the week of January 30th, 2015

Wide

Jupiter Ascending – [PG-13]

Seventh Son – [PG-13]

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water – [Not Yet Rated]

 

Limited

 

Ballet 422 – [PG]

 

 

Home Entertainment for the week of January 27th, 2015

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

John Wick – [R]

The ABCs of Death 2 – [NR]

Dracula Untold – [PG-13]

Ouija – [PG-13]

The Best of Me – [PG-13]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

The Wonder Years: Season Two (1988)
The Bob Newhart Show: Season Five (1976)
The Bob Newhart Show: Season Six (1977)

 

Blu-Rays From the Past

Kull the Conqueror (1997) – [PG-13]

 

Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993) – [PG-13]

 

Podcast Promos

 

The Handsome Timmy D Express

The purpose of this podcast is to create an archive of first hand knowledge and experience from myself and numerous other creative professionals. Hopefully the thoughts recorded here will be a positive contribution to other creative souls out there who are also fighting the good fight to share their stories with the world. It’s a hyper competitive business but we’re all in it together.

 

 

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We continue with our quest to bring you 52 new episodes of the Rift for the year 2015.  This time around, Keith sits with this panel from the DragonCon British Media Track.  The topic is a Doctor Who Q&A.  Any and all questions were taken and some form of answer was given.

The panelists include:

 

 

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Erik C. Andersen, Editor on the Z NATION series in its first year, joins Arnold and Scott for a chat about everything from being a zombie on the set of the Season 1 finale “Doctor of the Dead” (still love that title!) to the perils of cutting a crucial scene with Citizen Z! It’s a Fright Gallery of fun, so don’t miss it!

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

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After 2 weeks off, we're back with Show 056! Gabe airs it out about "The Ballpot Dome Scandal"! Plus, Travis gets clever, and we spin the May I Suggest... wheel and land on hilarious with Dan St. Germain's "Bad At The Good Times". Tell 10 friends and subscribe today!

Check out all the fun of past episodes by visiting them on the web.

SHOW OPEN

  • Travis thinks he's so clever about words and weather
  • Facebook hoax button gets the D&T Seal of Awesome
  • Impossible Travia: THEME - Does Travis Pay Attention?!

FORTY POUNDS OF SPORTS

  • The Ballpot Dome Scandal

 

THE NEWS WITH TRAVIS

  • The Japanese Brick Shitter
  • Selfie stick is to taking pictures of the self as Belfie stick is to taking pictures of...?
  • We say "Tusk Tusk" to this illegal narwhal tusk smuggler hashtag dadjoke

 

SHOW CLOSE

  • Full House reunions are Everywhere You Look
  • Dan: The Man Standard Edition (Unscented)
  • Travis said to Dan, “May I Suggest… you earify the comedy album called Bad at the Good Times by Dan St. Germain?” – and Dan gives his thoughts.
  • Travis says to Dan, “May I Suggest… you watchitate the documentary film called Beware Of Mr. Baker?” – tune in a month from now to hear what Dan has to say!

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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.

The Chronic Rift Network is pleased to present these episodes, one a month for your listening pleasure.  You will hear mysteries, horror stories, Christmas tales, science fiction, and more.  In addition, our own John S. Drew contributed stories to the series.  Listen for his "The Old Curiosity Shop" and "Justin Case: Private Investigator" in the coming months.

For our second installment, we present "A Matter of Life and Death" by David Binkley.  When Mercy's mother has a heart attack, it brings out all sorts of questions regarding the life one leads and how one chooses to live it.  It all leads to the ultimate question that many of us face in our lifetime.


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There are many television shows that when we watched them as kids, we thought they were the greatest thing since sliced toast (if you're into sliced toast, that is). Then as adults, we wonder what we were thinking. (CHiPs anyone?) Thank goodness that was never the case with SHAZAM! The show was on the air for three seasons and had a change of actor midway through. It also spun off another show (ISIS). And now, nearly forty years later, it's finally come to DVD thanks to the Warner Archive. In this Roundtable episode, John and Paul K. Bisson discuss the series, the good and the bad, with fan (and co-host of the Shazam/Isis Podcast) Richard Lee and the first actor to play Captain Marvel in the series, Jackson Bostwick.

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Saturday morning's Shazam! brought the world Jackson Bostwick as Captain Marvel. Bostwick's era as the Big Red Cheese began in the early 1970's and is only the second guy in history to play Captain Marvel. Tom Tyler was the first in 1941 in the old Republic Studios serial "The Adventures of Captain Marvel." Bostwick became very good friends with C.C. Beck, the artist of Captain Marvel from the Golden Age of comics. He was the original Captain Marvel on the live-action TV show, and set the standard for the highly-rated children's series, which ran for several years.

The actor says his audition was a very low-pressure situation. "I had just signed with a commercial agent, and a week later he sent me out on an interview. I thought it was for a Captain Marvel cereal, like Captain Crunch, because he was a commercial agent. So, I went out there in a white T-shirt, jeans and cowboy boots, thinking it was a general cattle call at Filmation Studios. They had done the Lone Ranger cartoon, which was their big claim to fame before Shazam! I walked in and met the producer, Bob Chenault. Bob told me later that he knew when he heard my voice and saw my smile that I would be their Captain Marvel. I didn't realize that they had been looking for more than four months! They had narrowed it down to four people, and had gone from actors who were athletes to athletes who were actors. Now they were back to actors who were athletes."

Bostwick approached the role of Captain Marvel in much the same way that his friend, legendary actor Clayton Moore, approached the Lone Ranger. "Being a fan of the Lone Ranger, I wanted to give the kids something to lookup to like Clay gave me to look up to. And I hope I did that. I know how critical kids are, and I wanted to make sure I was presenting myself right, and not putting my hands on my hips and preaching to them.

Bostwick has always been inclined toward the arts, ever since childhood in Alabama, where he was also a comic book reader. His favorite? Captain Marvel, of course! "Captain Marvel was always a hero of mine when I was growing up with comics. My mother, God love her, threw out all my comics when I went to college, thinking she was doing me a favor. The would be worth a fortune today.

The actor still reports that he's still recognized today for his role in Shazam! "Most of the time it's, "I know I've seen him--no, you ask him!" And once they find out, then everybody knows! It loosens them up. Then it's "I knew you looked familiar!" My dad told me that he knew I was doing all right when they went to the country club and it was no longer "Dr. & Mrs. Bostwick," but "Captain Marvel's mom and dad..."

Learn more at jacksonbostwick.com

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The team behind the new Maryland-based DOCTOR WHO convention, (RE)GENERATION WHO, join Scott and Arnold for a chat about how to bring an event together when you have all of time and space as your subject!

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

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American Sniper continues to take out the box office competition, but more importantly - if there's something strange in the neighborhood, who're ya gonna call?  Michael Falkner has the answers and much more on a new The Weekly Podioplex.

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Weekly Podioplex Notes for January 27, 2015

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Black or White

 

Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – American Sniper [Even]
#2 –
The Boy Next Door
#3 – Paddington [Even]
#4 – The Wedding Ringer [-2]
#5 – Taken 3 [-1]
#6 – The Imitation Game [
Even]

#7 – Strange Magic
#8 – Selma [-3]
#9 –
Mortdecai
#10 – Into the Woods [-3]

(New Release) [Change]

 

Tops From the Past

2009 – Avatar
2004 – Hide and Seek
1994 – Legends of the Fall
1984 – Beverly Hills Cop
1974 – The Towering Inferno




Box Office Premieres for the week of January 30th, 2015

Wide

Black or White – [PG-13]

Project Almanac – [PG-13]

The Loft – [R]

Limited

Amira & Sam – [NR]

Timbuktu – [NR]

Girlhood – [NR]

 

 

Home Entertainment for the week of January 27th, 2015

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

 

Fury – [R]

The Book of Life – [PG]

The Judge – [R]

Before I Go to Sleep – [R]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

 

Downton Abbey: Season Five (2014)

Blu-Rays From the Past

Pork Chop Hill (1959) – [Approved]

The Usual Suspects (1995) – [R]

 

Podcast Promos

 

Generations Geek

Generations Geek is a family-friendly celebration of geekdom by a father/daughter crime-fighting duo. Okay, perhaps they don’t fight crime, but they are two generations of geek. In every monthly episode they talk about stuff like books, movies, comics, games, and any other geeky thing they think of.

 

Quick Flicks

 

Ghostbusters reboot cast
Mission: Impossible 5 moves up

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Welcome to the Diner

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Tonight's Menu

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

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

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As part of our committment to bring you 52 episodes of The Rift this year, here's the first of our monthly In Review episodes!  John is joined by Keith DeCandido and Michael Falkner to ramble on about the latest in pop culture happenings and to opine on them.  There's more convention news from Keith, progression on Mike's Doctor Who watch and great enthusiasm for Marvel Phase 1 from John.  Plus, there's reviews of the latest on television and the Flopcast podcast and much more.  Take a listen and take a moment to chime in with you thoughts on what we're talking about.

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



Segment One: Bringing it to the Table

2:10 - Keith is the author guest of honor at GalaxyFest.

5:00 - Michael is reaching the end of his run on William Hartnell for his Classic Doctor Who Watch and talks about his appreciation for William Hartnell and Jackie Lane.

13:30 - John loves his Marvel Phase 1 Blu-Ray movie collection.  Click the image to get your copy of these great films via Amazon and help support the podcast.

20:58 - Promo for the Handsome Timmy D Express podcast.

 

Segment Two: Reviews

23:45 - Keith reviews a collection of current TV offerings - The Librarians, Rizzoli and Isles, Major Crimes, The Big Bang Theory, and Gotham. Plus, Keith is thrilled that The Venture Bros. is back.

35:30 - John shares the love that is The Flopcast.

38:50 - Promo for the Generations Geek Podcast.

59:45 - Promo for The Weekly Podioplex Podcast.

 

Segment Three: Pop Tops

41:00 - We discuss:

 

 

 

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The "Darling Effect" is in full effect as Jennifer Darling returns to guest star in a new adventure.  Callahan has been accused of giving OSI secrets to enemy agents, placing a noted scientist in danger.  Is Callahan a spy or a pawn in a bigger game?  What ever else you can say, at least you know she has "The Winning Smile".  Joining John and Paul to discuss this winning episode is thesix1973.com's webmaster, Joe Burns and Six Million Dollar Man Time Life DVD Collection chief consultant Matt Hankinson.

With a special guest appearance by the Bionic Blonde herself, Betsy Dodd, as she offers her opinion on the episode and her thoughts on Callahan's wardrobe.

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Bionic Wiki entry

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Joseph Burns was born in Washington D.C., and grew up there until his family moved to California in the late 70's. A film and TV buff, he attended the Film/Video program at UC Santa Cruz, getting his bachelor's in 1996. After Film School, Joe moved to LA and worked in Post Production. He is the editor of "Skywalker: The David Thompson Story," a one hour sports documentary which aired on NBA-TV and was distributed on DVD by Image Entertainment.

 

In addition to video editing, Joe has developed websites, interactive CD-ROMs and DVDs. He operates the SMDM fan website "The Six 1973" and is a major contributor/admin at The Bionic Wiki. In 2010, he was recruited to advise Time-Life on The Six Million Dollar Man: The Complete Collection, and was interviewed for the set at the Pasadena Rock N' ComiCon last Spring.

 

Today Joe lives in San Francisco and is the owner of a very large cat named Fritz.

 

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

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

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

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Aired December 7/December 8, 1966

The Penguin has set up shop once again.  This time he's playing the restauranteur, but he has an unusual system of placing an order at his high priced establishment.  What is his game and why is he so eager to get back to prison that makes a lame attempt at lifting Aunt Harriet's bracelet?  Batman and Robin have their hands full with this caper.

 

Joining John to figure out the Penguin's scheme is Geek Radio Daily's Billy Flynn.

 

 

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The Wonderful Billy Flynn brings the funny each week on Geek Radio Daily! His daytime alter ego is mild-mannered (well, that part is a stretch) radio station personality at WLEE in Virginia.   He actually gets paid to sit on his butt and run his mouth! His “edumacation” is from UNC-Wilmington, the Columbia School of Broadcasting, and University of Phoenix. When he is not gracing the podcasting airways with his comedic stylings, you can find Billy Flynn on Xbox Live (flynn71), rockin’ out on Guitar Hero or Rock Band, watching movies, reading comics, working out, or posting on the forums at geekradiodaily.com (ding!).

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Welcome to the Diner

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

Tonight's Menu

Farpoint Convention

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

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

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

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

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It's the movie that broke January box office records - American Sniper.  Can this much discussed movie hold the top spot for a second week in a row?  And what TV on DVD goodness is in store for the gentle viewer?  Michael Falkner has this, Star Wars news, and much more on a new The Weekly Podioplex.

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Weekly Podioplex Notes for January 20, 2015

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: The Boy Next Door


Box Office Report

Top Ten

#1 – American Sniper [+20]
#2 – The Wedding Ringer
#3 –Paddington
#4 – Taken 3[-3]
#5 – Selma [-3]
#6 – The Imitation Game [Even]

#7 – Into the Woods [-4]
#8 – The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies[-4]
#9 – Unbroken [-4]
#10 – Blackhat

(New Release) [Change]

 

Tops From the Past

2009 – Avatar
2004 – Are We There Yet?
1994 – Legends of the Fall
1984 – Beverly Hills Cop
1974 – The Towering Inferno


Box Office Premieres for the week of January 23rd, 2015

Wide

The Boy Next Door – [R]

Mortdecai – [R]

Strange Magic – [PG]

 

Limited

Black Sea – [R]

Cake – [R]

Mommy – [R]

Red Army – [PG]

The Duke of Burgundy – [NR]

 

Home Entertainment for the week of January 20th, 2015

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

Lucy – [R]

The Boxtrolls – [PG]

The Zero Theorem – [R]

The Drop – [R]

Annabelle – [R]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

Wolfblood: Season Three (2014)
Welcome Back, Kotter: Season Two (1976-1977)

 

Blu-Rays From the Past

On Golden Pond (1981) – [PG]

 

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.

 

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Star Wars – Episode IV: A New Hope

 

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We return to good old Madison High for more of Eve Arden as Our Miss Brooks.  This time, the sardonic English teacher gets caught up in a protest over the school’s dress code.  Girls in slacks and guys in dresses!  What is the world coming to?  It’s a farce of the highest order.  Then return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear as, for the first time, we present The Lone Ranger.  Thrill as the Lone Ranger and Tonto help a young man and his widowed mother recover a small fortune left to them.  The secret to the location is in a very special saddle.

Episodes

Our Miss Brooks

“Dress Code Protest”

April 24, 1949

4:24

 

The Lone Ranger

“The Saddle”

June 5 1946

 

35:48


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Episode 28, Art in Space

Science fiction writer Scott Pearson (Star Trek: The Original Series: The More Things Change) and his daughter welcome Hugo-award-winning author and space artist Ron Miller to talk about his new book The Art of Space, as well as his love of Jules Verne novels, working in Hollywood, and watching bad sci-fi movies.

 

Segments

Intro :30

The Art of Space and Chesley Bonestell 1:00

Loving Art and Space 2:45

The Art of Space and Space History 4:03

Chesley Bonestell and the Romance of Space 5:42

Three Illustrations by Ron Miller 10:09

Jules Verne and Black Cat Press 15:57

Jules Verne Translations 22:55

The Grand Tour: A Traveler’s Guide to the Solar System 25:20

David Lynch’s Dune 26:46

David Cronenberg’s Unmade Total Recall 28:00

Carl Sagan’s Cosmos 29:30

James Cameron’s Unmade Mars Movie 30:29

George Miller’s Unmade Contact 31:57

Favorite Space Movies 33:00

The War of the Worlds 35:20

Art and Being an Artist 37:05

Enjoying Bad Movies 42:57

Low-Budget Movies 44:05

When the Wires Show 46:20


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Here's how Tim describes this episode:

"The Handsome Timmy D Express is back for 2015. And we’re kicking the New Year off with a great show. I’m delighted to welcome veteran DJ and radio program director Dan Mason to the Express. Dan began his radio career immediately after college programming a radio station in Augusta, Maine. This type of ascension is just about unheard of in the radio business. Dan has built upon that opportunity to create a long and fruitful career in radio in markets such as Sacramento, Cleveland, Miami and Boston. He’s currently the Operations manager for a network of three stations in the Tampa Bay area.

Dan gives us a rundown of why the radio industry refuses to not only die, but continue to thrive, despite numerous predictions of its doom. But this episode is about more than radio as Dan takes us through some of the best ingredients of the creative life. I wanted this show to be about getting screenwriting advice sometimes from non-screenwriting sources. Dan summed that up perfectly as this is a great listen for everyone trying to come to terms with their artistic side. Enjoy."

 

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Michael Falkner has the latest movie news, plus a little future gazing as he looks at movie releases for February on a new Weekly Podioplex.

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Weekly Podioplex Notes for January 13, 2015

 

Introduction

Opening Clip: Paddington

 

Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – Taken 3
#2 – Selma [+22]
#3 – Into the Woods [-2]
#4 – The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies[-3]
#5 – Unbroken [-2]
#6 – The Imitation Game [+1]

#7 – Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb [-2]
#8 – Annie [-2]
#9 – The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death [-5]
#10 – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 [-2]

 

(New Release) [Change]

 

Tops From the Past

2009 – Avatar
2004 – Coach Carter
1994 – Legends of the Fall
1984 – Beverly Hills Cop
1974 – The Towering Inferno


Box Office Premieres for the week of January 16th, 2015

Wide

Paddington – [PG]

The Wedding Ringer – [R]

Blackhat – [R]

 

Limited

Still Alice – [PG-13]

Spare Parts – [PG-13]

Match – [R]

Little Accidents – [NR]

Son of a Gun – [NR]

 

 

Home Entertainment for the week of January 13th, 2015

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

Gone Girl – [R]

A Walk Among the Tombstones – [R]

Jessabelle – [PG-13]

The Identical – [PG]

The Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power – [PG-13]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

Dallas: Season Three (2014)
Boardwalk Empire: Season Five (2014)

The Facts of Life: Complete Series (1979-1988)

 

Blu-Rays From the Past

Capricorn One (1978) – [PG]

At the Earth’s Core (1976) – [PG]

Dances with Wolves (1990) – [PG-13]

 

Podcast Promos

 

The Hollywood Outsider

The Hollywood Outsider Podcast is four guys who love the same things you do - Entertainment. Not always PC, but always entertaining, our Podcast is for people who LOVE movies & TV.

 

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February 2015 preview

 

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“THE END OF THE WORLD” has arrived, but how will Earth fall? In more ways than you’d think! Thanks to developers Tim Cox and Andrew Fischer, FANTASY FLIGHT GAMES is releasing a series of books that give RPG fans the chance to play out a variety of apocalyptic scenarios, and naturally the first volume just had to feature ZOMBIES! Roll a D6 or two and join Arnold and Scott as they chat with Tim and Andrew about how the game was designed and written, what it takes to survive a zombie apocalypse, and if Scott will make it up that rickety ladder to safety!

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

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The End of the World: Fantasy Flight Games

Fantasy Flight Games (Main Site)

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The first Spotlight episode of the new year sees John sitting down with author/actor Nick Cole.  Nick is heading up a collaborative literary effort called Apocalypse Weird.  He joins John to talk the writing process and how the reader can help in developing this shared world experience.

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Nick Cole is a working actor living in Southern California. When he is not auditioning for commercials, going out for sitcoms or being shot, kicked, stabbed or beaten by the students of various film schools for their projects, he can often be found as a guard for King Phillip the Second of Spain in the Opera Don Carlo at Los Angeles Opera or some similar role. Nick Cole has been writing for most of his life and acting in Hollywood after serving in the U.S. Army.

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Show 055! Handsome Timmy "NostroDavis" joins us to recap his 2014 predictions and make some new ones for 2015. Also, Travis gets a big holiday wish and takes The Announcer Test, plus we share more robot warnings and finally bring back May I Suggest... to review Run Ronnie Run. Ring in the New Year with some hilarity! Listen, Subscribe and Share!

Check out all the fun of past episodes by visiting them on the web.

SHOW OPEN

  • Holiday Recap: Kringle Delivers…a mortgage
  • 3 Robots to Watch For

IMPOSSIBLE TRAVIA: Announcer Test

ASK HANDSOME TIMMY D

  • “NostroDavis” revisits his 2014 predictions and makes new ones for 2015

THE NEWS

  • Bye Bye Booby (Trap)
  • Finally, a belt with a brain
  • Adventures of a Scottish Space Hopper

SHOW CLOSE

DAN: THE MAN

 

MAY I SUGGEST…

  • Run Ronnie Run (Redux!) and the new suggestion

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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Michael Falkner is back after a hiatus with a new Weekly Podioplex.  In addition to showcasing the week's new releases in theater and home entertainment, he take a look back at movies releases in 2014 and offers a few thoughts on 2015.

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Weekly Podioplex Notes for January 6, 2015

 

IIntroduction

Opening Clip: Taken 3

 

Box Office Report

 

Top Ten

#1 – The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies[Third Week]
#2 – Into the Woods [Even]
#3 – Unbroken [Even]
#4 –The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death
#5 – Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb [-1]
#6 – Annie [-1]

#7 – The Imitation Game [+1]
#8 – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 [-2]
#9 – The Gambler [-2]
#10 – Big Hero 6 [+1]

 

(New Release) [Change]

 

Tops From the Past

2009 – Avatar
2004 – Meet the Fockers
1994 – Dumb and Dumber
1984 – Beverly Hills Cop
1974 – The Godfather, Part II


Box Office Premieres for the week of January 9th, 2015

Wide

Taken 3 – [PG-13]

 

Limited

Beloved Sisters – [NR]

It’s All So Quiet – [NR]

 

Home Entertainment for the week of January 6th, 2015

New Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

 

Boyhood – [R]

The Guest – [R]

Get On Up – [PG-13]

Horns – [R]

Left Behind – [PG-13]

 

TV on DVD and Blu-Ray

 

Archer: Season Five (2014)
Looking: Season One (2014)

Glee: Season Five (2013)

Black Sails: Season One (2014)

Girls: Season Three (2014)

 

Blu-Rays From the Past

 

Working Girl (1988) – [R]

The Sword of Doom (1966) [Criterion Collection] – [NR]

The Good Shepherd (2006) – [R]

 

 

Podcast Promos

 

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.

 

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2014 in Review

 

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We start off the new year with a different sort of quiz show:  Quiz Kids.  Here, the sort of tricky questions sent in by listeners that we’re familiar with from Information Please are answered by kids.  Mostly teens, but some quite young, and all with high IQs.  Then we move on to the ultimate in domestic sit-coms, Vic and Sade.  Set in a typical small town, we visit the family residing in “the small house half way up on the next block.” The comedy is very dry, focusing on the minutiae of everyday life.  In the first of these two 15-minute episodes, Vic and Sade, and their teen-aged son Rush, take part in a wartime scrap drive.  Then, as Vic and Sade wait for some friends to come over for cards and ice cream, Vic tries to decide if he should purchase an honorary title from his lodge.

 

Episodes

Quiz Kids

“A Mousetrap, a Buttonhook, and the Statue of Liberty”

November 7, 1948

 

2:27

Vic and Sade

“The Scrap Drive”

36:05

“Honorary Titles for Sale”

 

46:15


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John returns with another Critical Assignment as he is joined by Jim Sherrard, Betsy Dodd (The Bionic Blonde), and Rod De Luca to give our listeners a little preview of The Bionic Woman before John and Paul review the series.  What should the two consider when it comes to reviewing this show?  What episodes, besides the iconic ones, should the two look out for in terms of good or bad?  What memories are there when it comes to this series?  It's a little primer to get us all excited for the next phase of Cyborgs: A Bionic Podcast.

 

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James Sherrard is a first generation fan of The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman. A collector of all things Bionic as a child, his interest in the shows was reignited when the first Bionic reunion movie was produced in 1987. The following year he met stars Lindsay Wagner and Richard Anderson for the first time through Lindsay Wagner’s Official Fan Club.

In 1998, James reworked the Bionic Woman episode guide booklet that he had produced for the club into The Bionic Woman Files website…the longest running Bionic Woman site on the web!

Over the years, James has contributed his Bionic knowledge to various books, articles, websites, and television productions. He has also amassed an amazing collection of Bionic memorabilia, from common toys to one-of-a-kind production items.Most recently, James has contributed to the 2010 DVD releases of The Bionic Woman Season One and The Six Million Dollar Man: The Complete Collection. James resides in New York where he is employed by a non-profit organization.

 

From Betsy Dodd's page:

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

Why did I idolize Jaime Sommers so much? Just as the final season was being released on DVD in the fall of 2011, I stumbled onto some internet bionic fan forums and started posting these offbeat episode reviews.

I’m not sure, but when some members encouraged me to go start my own blog, I think it may have been the equivalent of being politely shunned by the Bionic Amish community— puritans of the franchise. (Really, I’m kidding. They’re all fun people and super nice. And they even let me use electricity to sign onto the internet.) Once about ten years ago, I belonged to an online fan “cult” that was framed in a similar style of farcical humor about The X-Files, so to me, this is all a completely normal approach to a television drama.

 

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

 

Rod De Luca is a long time Six Million Dollar Man and Bionic Woman fan who runs the Bionic or Bust: Locations of the Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman and Bionicon 40.0 The 40th Anniversary of the Bionic Woman pages on Facebook. Rod will be appearing on future podcasts discussing various episodes of both shows.

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A new year brings with it a new round of Chronic Rift episodes.  Our resolution to you is to present at least 52 episodes of the podcast in 2015.  To start things off, here is the first in a series of Roundtable episodes from DragonCon 2014.  John, Keith, and Mike attended the con this year and participated in a number of panels.  We begin with a look at the 40th anniversary of the NBC Saturday morning show, Land of the Lost.  It's time for Chaka, and Sleestaks, and colored crystals and Marshall, Will and Holly.  Strap in and hold on as the rapids take us a thousand feet below.

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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.

The Chronic Rift Network is pleased to present these episodes, one a month for your listening pleasure.  You will hear mysteries, horror stories, Christmas tales, science fiction, and more.  In addition, our own John S. Drew contributed stories to the series.  Listen for his "The Old Curiosity Shop" and "Justin Case: Private Investigator" in the coming months.

For our first installment, we present "A Timeless Affair" by Michael Elliot and David Binkley.  The perfect birthday gift for a married young woman - a chance to glimpse into the future with a ticket to time travel.  While there, she meets another man and they fall in love.  But the reality of her future lover proves to be too much.

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