Leonard Nimoy passes away

About a week ago we lost a true legend.  Leonard Nimoy or as he is known to geeks everywhere, Mr. Spock passed away.  He certainly made a lasting impression on me and helped shape the life and type of person I am.  I will certainly miss seeing him in future work and at conventions but I am so grateful to all he gave to us on “Star Trek” and all his other projects, photography and other work.  He will be truly missed by all.  I made a tribute video for him and you can check it out below.  Thanks for the memories Leonard.

Podcast # 528 – Leonard Nimoy – 1503.01

This week’s podcast is mainly a tribute to the late Leonard Nimoy who passed away a couple of days ago.  I grew up watching his portrayal of Mr. Spock and it shaped my life greatly.  I comment about what he meant to me and play various audio comments from fans and some famous folks too as they react to his passing.  Leonard was really an amazing man and left a mark on the world that won’t be forgotten.  He will truly be missed.  I also briefly cover the TOS episode, “Patterns of Force” with a different type of look at a Trek episode.  Thanks for the audio and written comments everyone has sent in for this show.  Make sure to check out my tribute video below here to Leonard.  Next weekend Mark will be here with a look at another classic Sci-Fi film of yesteryear.  Until, live long and prosper!

Podcast # 527 – The World of J.R.R. Tolkien – 1502.22

On this week’s podcast guest hosts Chris and his friend Dave cover the monster sized topic of the World of J.R.R. Tolkien.  They discuss of course the many classic fantasy books by this amazing author, the films and a variety of Tolkien related topics for all of you.  A very interesting discussion from some knowledgeable guys on this master storyteller.  Thanks to Chris & Dave for doing a very cool guest cast this week.  I will return next week with a look at a TOS episode called, “Patterns of Force.”  Until then, take care and stay warm wherever you happen to be.

Podcast # 526 – “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” – 1502.15

This week we have our second ‘Potter Podcast’ with Kenny and I looking at the second book and film in the series – “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.”  We talk about many aspects of this production covering the entire story and how the book and movie differ in some places.  We really go into a lot of detail in the podcast and I hope everyone enjoys listening to this show.  It’s a long podcast, so you might want to break up listening to it into a couple sessions.  Really great talking about this with Kenny again and expect us back in the near future for the third entry in this great series.  Next week Chris and his friend Dave will be here with a look into the world of Tolkien.  Until then, enjoy your week ahead and stay warm out there!

Podcast # 525 – “Robinson Crusoe on Mars” – 1502.08

This week we have Mark back with another classic Sci-Fi film to look at for us.  This time out it’s the 1964 film, “Robinson Crusoe on Mars.”  This is a really cool movie and one I always enjoyed a lot.  Here are a few words from Mark on his most recent classic film podcast.

Hello Everyone!  
It’s Mark Daniels for the Great Pacific Northwest.  I’m back this week with a special request from Pete Foltz a.k.a. Bromptonboy on the forum.  Today’s treasure is from 1964,  It’s “Robinson Crusoe on Mars.”  It stars Paul Mantee, Victor Lundin and Adam West.  This is truly a classic science fiction movie!  I hope you enjoy it.  I’ll be back soon with another classic science fiction.  
Take care everyone.  
This is M-5 signing off…..
Thanks again Mark for another super cool podcast.  I ureg everyone to check out this movie and the classics of Sci-Fi Mark has covered – especially if you have never seen these classic films.  Next week Kenny and I return with the next look in the the world of Harry Potter with our podcast covering “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.”  Until, then take care and enjoy the week ahead.

Podcast # 524 – “Time and Again” – 1502.01

A classic style podcast this week involving kind of a time travel theme.  I start off the show giving a brief, spoiler-free review of the new time travel movie, “Project Almanac.”  I also talk about the recent TV I’ve been enjoying and how great some of the stuff on the air is these days.  And I talk about the future of Trek as it relates to the recent movie announcements and the potential for a new series.  Lots of geek news to discuss and cover and then it’s on to the main topic for the week which is the first season Voyager episode called, “Time and Again.”  Read on below for more on that topic.

It was a lot of fun watching this early Voyager episode again considering it first aired almost exactly 20 years ago to the day.  This episode involves time travel and how Janeway & Paris are stuck in the past on a planet that is doomed to destroy itself.  It’s filled with some good moments and some interesting paradoxes too.  I like episodes like this one and I think it had a lot of good things in it for such an early episode of the series.  I do a commentary while I play the episode for all of you to listen along with too.  Then I wrap up the podcast going over what is coming up in the next few weeks.  Next weekend Mark will be here with a look at the classic SF movie, “Robinson Crusoe on Mars.”  Until then, enjoy your week ahead and take care out there.

Podcast # 523 – “Contact” – 1501.25

This week on the podcast guest host Dave covers the film & book, “Contact.”  This film from 1997 stars Jodie Foster and the book was written by Carl Sagan.  I really enjoyed both the book and film of “Contact” and glad Dave decided to cover this very solid Sci-Fi movie for all of us.  It’s a really good film and I hope this encourages more of you to check it out if you have never seen it.  I will be back next week covering the “Star Trek: Voyager” episode called “Time and Again” for all of you.  Big thanks to Dave for guest hosting this week and covering “Contact.”  Until next time, take care and enjoy the week ahead.

Podcast # 522 – “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” – 1501.18

This week my good friend Kenny and I finally begin our look at the Harry Potter book and film franchises.  We both are big fans (Kenny is a mega-fan of HP I would say) and we start with a look at the first book and movie.  We talk about the start of the franchise, the differences in the book versions and movies, and cover some of our favorite moments from the story.  We cover casting and the production of the movie and the various things that fell into place for this hugely successful film and book series.  I have to apologize that my audio is not very good in the show as I used a headset over Skype when we recorded and it’s a bit rough sounding.  Don’t worry, I won’t record using that next time when we get together soon to cover the second book & film.  But, for now I hope you enjoy this cast and a big thanks to Kenny for doing this with me and editing it all together.  Next weekend guest host Dave will be here with a look at the book & movie of “Contact” that I know you will all enjoy.  Take care until then and enjoy the week ahead.