Podcast # 498 – Skype Chat – 1407.27

Yesterday I got together over Skype with some friends to discuss all the summer movies we have seen and what we thought about them.  On the Skype call were Rick M., Rick P., Chris T., Jeff J., Bryan D., and myself talking about the films for the year so far and what we also still are looking forward to seeing.  I play a few bits of the trailers to things like “Edge of Tomorrow”, “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”, “Transformers 4″, and more.  Amy Moyer also drops by near the end of the call to talk about the new TV series, “Outlander” coming to Starz soon as we talk a little about some of the TV we are watching too.  Another fun Skype chat and I want to thank those that had time to join in.  It was a lot of fun!

Next weekend Dave will be here to look at the 80’s movie “The Final Countdown.”  Also, make sure to get your videos in for show # 500 soon (due by August 4th please).  You might win that season set of Trek too!  Until next time, enjoy the week ahead and take care out there.

Podcast # 497 – “The Golden Voyage of Sinbad” – 1407.20

This week, I cover a classic fantasy film from the past that I love – “The Golden Voyage of Sinbad” from 1973.  This Ray Harryhausen film is one of my favorites from his film catalog of great movies.  But first I talk a little about some recent geek topics like Trek and the latest ‘Apes movie.’  I really enjoyed the “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” film that I saw last weekend.  Really great movie and amazing effects too.  There is a way to see one of the recent Trek films with a full, live orchestra playing the music (learn more HERE).  And there is a new prop replica of the TOS phaser up for preorder now right HERE.  Lots of cool stuff going on in the geek world.  Then I turn my attention to this week’s film review.

“The Golden Voyage of Sinbad” I think was my first exposure to Ray Harryhausen and remains a favorite to this day.  It has a cool story, great action and monsters along with a very pretty slave girl too (ahh Caroline Munroe).  There are some familiar faces in this one too (like Tom Baker as the bad guy).  The fight with the six armed Kali is a highlight along with the great music too.  Make sure to check out this movie when you can.  It’s a true classic and has some great stop-motion animation too from the master.

That’s about it for this week.  Next week there will be a Skype chat on Saturday, July 26th at 7pm eastern daylight time for the podcast.  Make sure to get your videos in for big show # 500 (due in by August 4th).  Thanks for listening and enjoy your week ahead.


“True Blood” – music video


Since the last season of my favorite vampire show “True Blood” has begun I made this music video tribute to the show with clips from all the seasons.  I’ve really enjoyed this series and all the characters and stories over the last seven seasons.  I hope they go out with a bang (or a fang).  LOL!

“How Far We’ve Trekked” – music video

I’ve been having fun with my iMac and I made this music video featuring clips from all the “Star Trek” films to date.  Hard to squeeze clips in from everything but it worked out pretty well I think.  Hope you enjoy this and join Vimeo so you can click the little ‘hearts’ to like a video there.  Enjoy the music video and check out my other work there too.

Podcast # 496 – “Flight to Mars” – 1407.13

This week, Mark is back as a guest host to cover the Sci-Fi classic film, “Flight to Mars.”  I love these classic reviews and movies and this is another gem.  Here are some words from the man himself on his most recent guest podcast.

“Hello everybody!  It’s Mark Daniels from the Great Pacific Northwest.  I’m back this week with a science fiction adventure movie.  It’s Flight to Mars from 1951.  It stars Marguerite Chapman and Cameron Mitchell.  If you like the Flash Gordon serials, you will love this movie.  I hope you enjoy it.  
Everyone have a great week.
This is M-5 signing off….

Thanks again for doing another great show Mark.  I will be back next weekend with a look at the film, “The Golden Voyage of Sinbad.”  Take care everyone until then and enjoy your summer week.

Podcast # 495 – “End Game” – 1407.06

This week on the podcast I cover the final episode of Voyager on this classic style podcast. I’ll be looking at the feature length finale of Voyager called “End Game” on this episode. First up, I cover what’s been going with me and what is up in the world of geekdom. I briefly talk about what I thought of the new “Transformers” film that I saw last week.  I also talk about some recent Trek and “Star Wars” news too (get well soon Mr. Ford).  A few other topics come up and then it’s on to the Voyager coverage.

I play some select clips from the Voyager finale and I discuss some behind the scenes stuff about the episode. I think it was a very good wrap up for the series and had some cool stuff going on. It’s always fun to see a time travel story and one where we get to see the actors/characters from different times is a lot of fun too. It’s hard to please everyone in a series finale but I think this one turned out really well (just a little rushed at the very end). I’m glad I decided to cover this one as it gave me a chance to revisit this fun episode.

That’s about it for this week. Next week Mark will be here with a look at the classic SF film called, “Flight to Mars.” Until then take care and enjoy your week ahead.

Podcast # 494 – Ships of the Empire – 1406.29

This week the “Star Wars” ship boys are back with a look at the ships of the Imperial Navy.  Yeah, those awesome ships of the Empire that pursue the rebels during the saga.  Here are some comments from Rick Moyer and the guys on their podcast.

Rick, Bryan, Joe and Jeff are back with another look at ships from Star Wars. This time we look into the ships of the Empire’s Imperial Navy. We cover Tie Fighters, Star Destroyers and Imperial Shuttles. We talk a bit about the specs, history of the ships, production information, and in universe facts about them. It was a fun talk, and everyone shared what they liked about these ships.

Here are some links for some more information on the ships covered

Thanks guys for doing another awesome show.  I’ll be back next weekend with a big podcast on the final Voyager episode called “End Game.”  Take care until then and for those in the US, enjoy the upcoming 4th of July holidays!


“Star Trek: Continues – Fairest of them All”

The latest fan film from this terrific group premiered about a week ago and is called:  “Fairest of them All.”  It’s a direct sequel to the classic TOS episode, “Mirror, Mirror” and picks up right after the end of that episode.  They’ve really nailed the look, feel, and just about everything from TOS for this one folks.  I very much enjoyed watching it and I think you will too.  It’s really wonderful to be getting basically new episodes of TOS over the last several years from the various fan film groups out there.  So, sit back and enjoy the episode below.  It’s terrific and very entertaining!