Podcast # 666 – “Star Wars” Prop Nerds

This week we have a fun & different show for you.  I got on Skype with my good friend and fellow prop nerd Bryan to talk all about the weapon props and origins of these cool items as seen in the “Star Wars” films.  We focus mainly on the original trilogy movies but also branch into the prequels and the most recent SW films as well.  It’s a lot of fun talking these things over with Bryan as we both grew up on the OT and have a deep love and affection for the props and all the related background that went into making them, finding them, and discovering more about them.  I think even if you know some of this it will be a fun listen.  Big thanks to Bryan for joining me this time.  Been way too long since we did a podcast together.  Expect more in the future.

Next week I will be back again with a run down of the “Star Trek: Discovery” season so far.  If you want to support the podcast, go to PATREON and feel free to make a small monthly donation to show your support.  Thanks to all that do that!  Until next time take care and enjoy your week ahead.


Podcast # 665 – 2017 Year in Review – 1801.07

Rick Moyer guest hosts this week with his annual review of the Treks in Sci-Fi podcast for 2017.  I thought it was a great year personally and really enjoyed all the podcasts I did.  Rick runs down some of the highlights, plays some music and has a good time talking about the last year for the podcast.  Big thanks to Rick for doing another cool show and Happy New Year to everyone!

Next week I’m hoping to do a special podcast looking at the props of the “Star Wars” films with Bryan.  If you would like to support the podcast, go to PATREON here and show your support.  Thanks to those that have already done that.  Take care and enjoy your week ahead.

Podcast # 664 – Music of Composer John Powell – 1712.31

This week our musical expert Vartok is back with another great show with a look at the music of composer John Powell.  Here are some word from Vartok on his latest musical extravaganza.

Featured in this guest podcast by Vartok is the Music of A-List composer John Powell, British Composer, Conductor, and Producer.  John has been active since 1989 with his first television composing job for Stay Lucky in the UK.  Since 1997 he has been located in Los Angeles and part of the Hollywood scene since.  He was a member of Hans Zimmer’s Remote Control Productions for several years before heading out on his own.  Today John has over 75 credits on the IMDB and has won 10 ASCAP, 4 Annie, and 4 IFMA Awards for his scores, with numerous other award nominations including one Grammy and one Academy award.  His music scores are some of the best you will ever enjoy.

If you like this podcast here are Vartok’s other composer guest podcasts featuring:

#260 Music of John Williams

#357 Music of Hans Zimmer

#419 Music of Jerry Goldsmith

#485 Music of Brian Tyler

#519 Music of Danny Elfman

#579 Music of Harry Gregson-Williams

#626 Music of John Debney

#664 Music of John Powell


Big thanks to Vartok for another great guest spot.  Feel free to donate to the podcast via PATREON HERE to help support the who in 2018.  Lots of fun, new stuff coming.  Probably will have a guest cast next weekend also and I’ll be back after that.  Until next time take care and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! 


Vidcast # 663 – Holiday Vidcast – 1712.26

So, as we wind down 2017 I have one more vidcast for you.  I talk a bit about the holidays and look back at 2017 once more and talk about some of the films and TV I enjoyed this past year.  I hope you are also enjoying the holidays and that you have some time to relax and kick back.  Next week will be a guest podcast and I’ll be back in 2018 with the first new show of the year.  Take care and May the Force Continue to Be With You!

Podcast # 662 – “The Last Jedi” – 1712.19

Well, it’s finally here – “The Last Jedi.”  Episode 8 in the saga and I got together last night to discuss this film over Skype with many of the usual Skype Chat Gang.  With me this time were:  Angela, Jen, Chris, Joe, Bryan, Rick Peete, and Rick Moyer.  We talk about the film, discuss what  all of our first impressions were, when we saw the movie, what we thought overall and go into some pretty good detail on what we think it all means and even discuss our predictions for the future of the franchise.  Of course, spoilers for the film contained within – so you have been warned.  It’s a great discussion and considering some of the stuff online I have seen about this movie we handle it in a very civilized way.  I think you will really enjoy it.  Thanks to everyone who had time during this busy time of year for joining me this week.  Special thanks to Rick Moyer for his holiday, “Star Wars” themed poem at the end of the show.  Again – it was a fun talk!

Next week I will put out a special vidcast around Christmas Day sometime.  You can support the podcast via Patreon HERE

Until next time, Happy Holidays to all and of course, May the Force Be With You!!!

Podcast # 661 – “20 Million Miles to Earth” – 1712.10

This week classic Sci-Fi film buff Mark returns with another great film.  Here are some words from the main man himself on this fun movie.

Hello Everybody!
This is Mark Daniels from the Great Pacific Northwest.  I’m back this week with another classic science fiction movie.  Today’s movie is a creature feature.  It’s “20 Millions Miles to Earth”, starring William Hopper, Joan Taylor and Frank Puglia.  This movie showcases the King of Stop Motion Animation, Ray Harryhausen. This is a fun movie and  I hope everyone enjoys the podcast. 
I’ll be back soon with another classic science fiction movie.
Until then…
Take care…
This is M-5 signing off…
Thanks again to Mark for another great guest spot.  Next week the podcast will be delayed a few days and probably not be out until Dec. 19th so we can gather on Skype and chat about “The Last Jedi.”  Until next time, enjoy your week and definitely enjoy seeing the next “Star Wars” movie!

Podcast # 660 – Austin Trek Talk – 1712.03

About two weeks ago at Austin Comic Con Jen & Angela from the Anomaly Podcast and me got together to talk all about the last two episodes of “Star Trek: Discovery” that aired just before the fall mid-season break for the show.  So, this chat was recorded right on the convention floor and we cover episodes 8 & 9 of the Discovery and other related topics and a little con stuff too.  Of course, this show contains spoilers for the episodes so you have been warned if you are not caught up on the show.  I want to thank Jen & Angela for letting me share this recording with all of you and make sure to check out their great podcast if you don’t already subscribe right HERE.  Also, you can see more from the con over at my Vimeo Channel HERE or on my Youtube channel HERE.  And if you want to support the Treks in Sci-Fi podcast you can do that on Patreon right HERE as well.  I wrap up this week’s podcast with a music moment from Vartok and also with a Trekmas song from Rick Moyer.  Next week will be a guest podcast.  Until next time take care out there and enjoy your week.


Vidcast # 659 – “Austin Comic Con 2017” – 1711.26

Well, this year was great again because I got to go to Wizard World’s Austin Comic Con 2017 and see all my friends from the Anomaly Podcast once more.  It really was a fun-filled three days catching with everyone, seeing cool stuff, getting celebrity photos, cosplaying and much more.  So, I made a big vidcast about the whole thing (see down below).  I hope you enjoy watching this as much as I enjoyed the con and making the vidcast and the music video’s inside the show.  Anyway, make sure to visit the Anomaly Podcast too for their coverage and take on all this.

If you want to support the podcast (and see previews of things to comic – like stuff at the con), go over to PATREON and sign up.  Thanks to everyone that supports the show.

Next week I should be back with probably more con talk and other topics too.  Take care until then and enjoy your week!