“Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2” is a big hit

Saw this movie last weekend when it opened and it’s a lot of fun!  Seems to be a big hit too.  Go check it out in theaters and stay until all the credits are over too!

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Podcast # 635 – “Forbidden Planet” – 1705.14

This week guest host Mark Daniels covers one of my all-time favorite films – “Forbidden Planet.”  I covered it way back in 2011 on Podcast #344, but Mark gives us his take on it.  Take it away Mark and thanks!

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 one of the greatest science fiction movie of all time.  It’s Forbidden Planet (1956), starring Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis and Leslie Nielsen.   This is a great movie and one of my favorites.  Without this movie, there would be no Star Trek.  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 Mark for another cool podcast.  Next week there won’t be a show as I will be attending the Motor City Comic Con.  But in two weeks you will get a vidcast of me covering the show.  Until next time take care and enjoy the nice weather!



Podcast # 634 – “Is There In Truth No Beauty?” – 1705.07

This week it’s a classic style show with a look at a third season TOS episode.  I start off the show with some movie talk about the “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” film and I give you a brief, spoiler-free review.  I also talk a bit more and “The Last Jedi” teaser trailer and my thoughts and hopes for the movie.  Then I cover some of my recent TV watching and then it’s on to the main topic.  The TOS episode, “Is There In Truth No Beauty?” is a cool episode and one with a message as well.  I like a number of things about this episode and it has a great guest star with Diana Muldaur as Miranda Jones.  Fun stuff!  I want to thank Vartok for his music moment spot for this week covering some of the music in the latest “Guardians of the Galaxy” movie.  Thanks for that.

That’s it for this week.  There will be a guest cast next week and I’ll talk to you again soon.  Take care and enjoy your week.

Podcast # 633 – Star Wars Stacks – Celebration – 1704.30

This week I asked the “Star Wars Stacks” folks about using their recent podcast as a guest spot here on Treks in Sci-Fi since they talked a lot about our recent trip to “Star Wars Celebration” in Orlando.  Chris, Joe & Jen have a cool discussion about the trailer and the con and I thought some of you who might not yet be listening to their cool podcast might enjoy checking it out here.  Typically they review the latest Star Wars book, but they also talk about the latest things going on in the world of the films, games, and other cool Star Wars stuff.  Big thanks to them for letting me use their recent show as a guest spot here.  Make sure to go check them out if you haven’t yet.  And check out the vidcast I did covering the con last weekend which can be seen HERE.

I’ll return next week as I look at one of the few remaining TOS episodes I have no covered yet.  Next week it will be the third season episode called, “Is There in Truth No Beauty?” which should be fun to cover.  If you enjoy the podcast, please consider supporting the show via Patreon HERE.  Until then take care and enjoy your week ahead.

STC: “Still Treads the Shadow”

Here is the most recent “Star Trek: Continues” fan film titled, “Still Treads the Shadow.”  It guest stars Rekha Sharma who was just announced to be playing security office Landry on the upcoming “Star Trek: Discovery.”  How cool is that!  Check out this awesome episode below to see how well she fits into the Trek universe.

Vidcast # 632 – STAR WARS CELEBRATION 2017 – 1704.23

This week I have a special treat for all of you.  It’s a special vidcast covering my trip to “Star Wars Celebration 2017” last weekend in Orlando, Florida.  It was a truly awesome time and especially since I got to meet up with three guys I’ve known for a long time from doing the podcast.  I got to meet Chris Clemente, Joe Mastroianni, and Jeff Jobb.  Make sure to check out the awesome “Star Wars Stacks Podcast” that Chris, Joe, and Jen do covering SW books.  Also my nephew Jacob was down there as well.  There was ton to see and do and really it went by in a blur much too quickly.  But, down below you can get a little taste of it and my thoughts on the show and what we did get to see and experience during the time we were there.  That’s about it for this week.  If you enjoy the vidcast and want to support the podcast, then jump over to Patreon HERE to help support the show.  I really appreciate all the support from everyone over the years.  Next weekend should be a guest podcast.  Until next time enjoy your week and the vidcast!


Podcast # 631 – TIME TRAVEL – 1704.09

This week on the podcast it’s all about TIME TRAVEL.  First up, I talk briefly and give a spoiler free review of “Ghost in the Shell.”  Then I cover the other movies and TV I’ve been watching lately before I get into the main topic.  The concept of time travel is an age old tradition in Sci-Fi in various forms of media.  I cover some of the early entries, talk about the concept of travelling in time and what type of impact that might have to your own future.  I cover several movies in this are as well as TV shows and a little on books too.  It’s a very cool and fun topic to discuss and certainly one I enjoy a great deal.  I hope you enjoy the show.  

No podcast next week as I will be at the big “Star Wars Celebration Con” in Orlando Florida.  You can follow the fun there at our Facebook Group HERE or follow me on Instagram HERE or even Twitter too.  In two weeks I’ll return with a vidcast talking all about the con.  Until then take care and enjoy the next couple of weeks.

Podcast # 630 – “The Deadly Mantis” – 1704.02

This week guest host Mark Daniels returns with another classic Sci-Fi film from the past.  This time it’s a “Creature Feature” with a look at “The Deadly Mantis” from 1957.  Here are some words from Mark on this film.

Hello Everybody!
This is a Mark Daniels from the Great Pacific Northwest.  I’m back this week with another classic science fiction movie.  Today’s movie is a big bug movie.  It’s “The Deadly Mantis” from 1957.  It stars Craig Stevens (Peter Gunn), William Hopper (Paul Drake from Perry Mason) and Alix Talton.  It’s one of those science fiction movies they always showed when I was a kid.  I hope you enjoy the podcast.  
Take care of yourself…
This is M-5 signing off…
“No insects were harmed during the making of this movie.”
– Thanks Rico!


Big thanks to Mark again for covering another cool film.  I will be back next week with a special episode on time travel.  Until then take care and enjoy your week.