Vidcast # 553 – 10th Anniversary Show – 1509.06

Well, yesterday I did actually two LIVE vidcast shows to celebrate my 10th Anniversary of the podcast that started way back in 2005.  I streamed them over UStream and was using some new software and the first show didn’t save, so I did another LIVE show a few hours later – yeah I’m crazy like that.  Anyway, it was a lot of fun and bug thanks to everyone that sent in video clips to play on the show – those were awesome!  This is not the clearest video, and I think the audio is a tiny bit out of sync at time, but it was all done in real time via Ustream.  You can watch it on UStream still HERE (with ads there, I think) or in my Vimeo saved version below.  I did a little pre-show with various clips for about 23 minutes before the main live show.  Again, hope you get a kick out of this (I’m especially proud of my little intro video I made based around an old TV series).  Enjoy and I’ll talk to you again real soon.

“The Force Awakens” – teaser #3


The third teaser trailer has popped up for “Star Wars – Episode VII: The Force Awakens.”  A couple new things here and a pretty big reveal at the end.  I really like the slow bits of info we are getting to promote this movie that is only about 3.5 months away now.  Can hardly wait for it – but I love the suspense JJ Abrams is building up for all of us.  So cool!

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Vidcast # 552 – Wizard World Chicago Comic Con – 1508.30

Last weekend I went to the Wizard World Chicago 2015 Comic Con.  I was there with my older son Stephen and his fiancee Marcee.  We were just there on Saturday and had a great time.  I also got to meet up with my friend Rick Peete again and his son Ryan who I got to know several years ago when I was working in the Rockford, Illinois area for about a year.  The con was good, we got to see several celebrities talk and I took a fair amount of pics and video (as you will see below).  No costumes for me this time – maybe next year if I can talk the kids into it.  Anyway enjoy the vidcast below.  Also, please visit my Patreon fund raising site to help support the podcast, hosting fees and so forth.  Next weekend will be my big, 10th Anniversary LIVE vidcast via Ustream right HERE.  The show will start at 2pm Eastern Daylight Time on Sunday, September 6th (with a little pre-show fun starting around 1:30pm or so).  There will be music, video clips, contests, prizes, cake, and maybe a little Rico dancing too (oh, the horror).  I hope many of you will tune in and watch the celebration.  In the meantime, enjoy the vidcast below and have a great week!

“Star Trek: The Cruise” – Jan. 2017


The first ever, officially licensed Trek cruise is taking place in January, 2017.  A good group of guest stars (headlined by William Shatner) will be joining all the Trek fans that attend.  I’m really tempted to go on this since I’ve always wanted to try out a cruise and this looks to be a very special event.  Click HERE to learn more and book your dream cruise now.  Make it so!

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“Star Wars: Rogue One”

Star Wars: Rogue One L to R: Actors Riz Ahmed, Diego Luna, Felicity Jones, Jiang Wen and Donnie Yen Photo Credit: Jonathan Olley ©Lucasfilm 2016

Star Wars: Rogue One
L to R: Actors Riz Ahmed, Diego Luna, Felicity Jones, Jiang Wen and Donnie Yen
Photo Credit: Jonathan Olley
©Lucasfilm 2016

Our first image of the cast (on set) from the first ‘spin-off’ film in the “Star Wars” universe has been revealed at the D23 con.  It looks great to me!  Starring Felicity Jones and what looks to be a very cool film set before the events of Episode IV: A New Hope.  The movie will be out in Dec. 2016.  Read the full, more complete story right HERE.

Vidcast # 551 – Diamond Select Trek Ships – 1508.16

This week we have a guest vidcast (put up on Vimeo) by Jedi Jeff on the line of Diamond Select “Star Trek” ships that he collects.  Jeff is a big collector like me and I’m super happy with him covering this line of collectibles as I only have a couple of the ships.  Jeff gives you a good look at all the ships, tells you what he likes and also some of the issues with some of the ships too.  It’s a really fun show and I’m super excited for everyone to see this one.  Big thanks to Jedi Jeff for taking all the time it took to put this one together.

Next week I will be back with a vidcast from the Chicago Wizard World Convention that I will be attending next weekend.  The show will be a little late coming out – probably Monday or Tuesday instead of the usual Sunday.  Until then take care and enjoy your week.

Podcast # 550 – Comics – 1508.09

This week on the podcast I tackle the huge world of comic books.  I’ve read and loved comics a long time and wanted to do a show dedicated to the medium.  I start off by giving a spoiler-free review of the new “Fantastic Four” movie (not nearly as bad as some people are saying).  I talk about the film in some depth and how I feel about reviews in general (both good and bad).  Then I dive into comics.

I start off describing how I first got into comics and my early days reading a lot of Marvel comics and then later other publishers.  I love comics and love the characters and stories in them.  I talk about what I’m reading these days and what I have been enjoying.  Toward the end of the cast I cover some classic comics everyone should check out and give some suggestions for you to read.  Very much enjoyed doing this show on comics today.

Next weekend Jedi Jeff will be here with a guest vidcast on his collection of Trek ships.  I will return in about two weeks with a vidcast on Wizard World Chicago.  Also, please check out my Patreon fund raising page HERE and donate what you can to help support the podcast.  Thanks for listening and enjoy your week.

Enjoy this clip below too – very appropriate for the show this week.

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Podcast # 549 – “Willow” – 1508.02

This week we have a special guest podcast for everyone to enjoy.  Kenny & Chris take over teh show for a little Trek in Fantasy with a look at the very cool & classic film “Willow” from 1988.  I really like this film too and the guys cover it well and share their thoughts and opinions about this dive into fantasy for George Lucas.  Big thanks to them for doing this special show this week.  I will be back next weekend with a round up of the current comics I am reading as well as a look at some classic books you might want to check out too.  Until then take care and enjoy the week ahead.