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.

Simpsons Trek

The Simpsons has always loved putting in gags from “Star Trek” on their show.  Last week they did something really special and did an entire credit sequence featuring images that used the characters in classic Trek scenes.  Very cool stuff and just goes to show how much everyone loves classic Trek still.  CBS – give us a new classic Trek style series!  PLEASE!

Teaser Trailer for “Ant-Man”

We have the first teaser trailer for the “Ant-Man” movie coming out later in the summer.  I’m excited to see how this movie turns out and I think Marvel really is on a great roll which makes me super happy since I’ve read their comics for so long.  So, check out the teaser below and see what this movie is all about (yeah – it’s about a guy who can shrink down and talk to ants!).

Podcast # 521 – Year in Review – 1501.11

This week, guest host Rick Moyer is back with his annual “Year in Review” podcast where he looks back at the year on the TSF podcast and all the shows that came out.  I’m really happy with the mix of shows last year, guest casts, interviews, special vidcasts and everything that was covered.  I’m also very proud of everything that was put out and very thankful for all the guests during 2014 and hope to have just as much fun and variety in 2015 too.  I also hope a few more of you will jump in and do a guest spot sometime.  It’s fun and a great way to “get your feet wet” if you have never done a podcast before.  Big thanks to Rick Moyer for doing this cool recap show this week!  Next week we have a special surprise cast and one I have wanted to do for quite some time now.  So, be back for that and in the meantime enjoy your week ahead and stay safe out there.

“Star Trek 3″ – July 8, 2016

So, it was announced that the next Trek film is set to arrive on July 8, 2016.  This news set down a target for those working on this film and is welcome news with all the recent changes in script and director.  Roberto Orci is only one of the executive producers now and a new script/story seems to be in the works.  Also, it is sounding like Justin Lin will be directing who is know for some of the “Fast and the Furious” films.  Maybe Kirk and Spock will go undercover as speedy shuttle pilots – hehe!  anyway, I’m happy we now have a target date and looking forward to another cool and fun Trek film in 2016!

More at these links:  HERE and IMDB

Podcast # 520 – “Soldiers of the Empire” – 1501.04

For this first podcast of 2015 I cover a DS9 episode from season 5 called “Soldiers of the Empire” (which sounds more Star Wars than Star Trek).  I start out the show talking about my Christmas loot and fun times over the last couple of weeks.  I also talk a little about some recent movies and TV I’ve been watching.  And, later on I do a commentary on this week’s Trek episode from DS9.  It’s a solid episode, that’s mainly a Klingon tale focusing on Worf, Martok, and Jadzia on a Klingon ship and has some great moments in it and is very cool too.  It is also directed by Levar Burton and is a fun one to watch again.

I wrap up the podcast this time with a very quick review of a new item I got called “Federation: The First 150 Years.”  It’s mainly a book, but comes with a cool display pedestal too.  I play some of the audio from the collectible stand on the podcast to give you an idea of what it does.  You can find it HERE and order yourself one too.  Next week Rick Moyer will be here with a look back at 2014 for the podcast.  Until then, take care and enjoy your week back to the “real world” in whatever you do.