Podcast # 580 – “Night” – 1603.27

This week is a classic style show covering a Voyager episode I like a lot.  First off, I do a brief and spoiler-free review of the new “Batman vs Superman” movie that just came out.  I like it pretty much, although a few things I would have liked a bit different.  I also talk about my new computer build I’ve been doing the last few days and I recorded my first podcast on with this show.  Then it’s on to the main topic.

The Voyager episode “Night” is the first one for season 5 and it’s a good one I think.  The ship enters a void in space with no stars visible for thousands of light years.  It starts to take it’s toll on the crew and is an interesting study on Janeway and the entire group.  Really a cool episode and I cover it with commentary as I play the episode in the background.  Good stuff!

Next week will be a guest cast of some type.  Until then take care and enjoy your week ahead!

Podcast # 579 – Harry Gregson-Williams – 1603.20

This week Vartok does another cool, music-filled podcast as he looks at the work of Harry Gregson-Williams.  Here are some notes from Vartok about this composer.

Harry Gregson-Williams is a British born composer, orchestrator, conductor, and music producer who is now an A-list Hollywood composer with over 60 films to his credit.  He mentored under Hans Zimmer at Remote Control Productions.  Since then he has collaborated with directors Tony & Ridley Scott, Ben Affleck, Joel Schumacher, Andrew Adamson and many more.  Vartok covers Harry’s early years to the present providing interesting sound clips from the composer and samples of his fantastic music.

Big thanks again to Vartok for another fantastic musical podcast!  I will be back next weekend with a look at the Voyager episode, “Night.”  Until then take care and enjoy the week ahead.


Podcast # 578 – Genre TV Shows – 1603.13

This week after a skip week due to just coming back from China I cover some of my current favorite genre related TV shows currently airing.  I first talk some about the “Star Trek” music concert I saw last night called “The Ultimate Voyage” – which was fantastic!  I also briefly talk about my recent week in China and a few other topics.  Then it is on to the main subject for the week.

I love the current state of genre television shows.  There is almost too much to keep up with.  The superhero & comic books shows are all excellent (and all recently renewed for another season as well).  I run down about 7-8 series that I tune in on each week and give you some of my thoughts on each.  I talk about the cast, stories and overall feel of each show.  I had a fun time this week on the podcast I hope this gets a few of you to try some of these shows out as well.  Really some great stuff on air right now.  That’s it for this week.  Next week Vartok will be here with a special music podcast.  Until then take care and enjoy your week.

“Star Trek – Horizon”

A brand new, feature length Trek fan film is now up for your viewing pleasure.  This takes place during the “Enterprise” era and involves the war with the Romulans and some other cool things too.  Very well done with a solid story and good cast.  Check it out and enjoy!

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Podcast # 577 – “Meridian” – 1602.28

This week is a DS9 podcast covering the season three episode called, “Meridian.”  I first make some comments about both Bryan Fuller and Nicholas Meyer joining the new Trek series team.  I also talk a little about some of the recent things going on with me (very busy lately).  Then on to the podcast commentary on the DS9 episode.

I like this episode and it’s a fairly simple story overall.  Basically it’s a Dax love story show with a few other things things tossed in.  There are some nice moments in this one even if it isn’t the greatest Trek episode ever.  A nice episode for Dax and Terry Farrell.

Next week there won’t be a show as I will just be back from China and probably sleeping for a day straight.  In two weeks I will be back with a look at some current TV shows I’m enjoying.  In any case, talk to you again soon and take care out there.

Podcast # 576 – “Soylent Green” – 1602.21

This week, my friend Mark is back with another classic SF film and a personal favorite of mine, “Soylent Green.”  This is a great film and Mark does another fantastic job covering it on the podcast.  Now some words from the man himself about his most recent guest podcast.

Hello Everybody!
This is Mark Daniels from the Great Pacific Northwest and I’m your guest host this weekend.  Today I’m going to look at the final movie in the Charlton Heston science fiction trilogy  (The other two movies were Planet of the Apes and The Omega Man).  That’s right!  I’m going to take a look at Soylent Green from 1973.  It stars Charlton Heston, Leigh Taylor-Young and Edward G. Robinson, in his final role.  Soylent Green is one of the quintessential science fiction movies of the 1970s.  It’s a bummer, but it’s a great movie.  I hope everyone enjoys it.  Just remember that Tuesday is Soylent Green Day.
Everyone have a great work week!
This is M-5 signing off…
Big thanks again to Mark for covering another classic film.  I’ll be back next weekend with a look at the DS9 episode, “Meridian.”  Until then, take care and enjoy your week.


Podcast # 575 – Sci-Fi & Fantasy Romance – 1602.14

A special show for this week celebrating Valentine’s Day.  I talk all about romance in Sci-Fi and fantasy movies, TV, and more.  I first give a spoiler free review of the new “Deadpool” movie and talk about my recent TV watching.  Then I get into the romance topic for the show.  I enjoy romantic Sci-Fi and fantasy – yeah, I’ll admit it.  I think it makes these movies & TV more real – when done well, of course.  I talk about romances in “Star Trek” and some of my favorite couples and romantic films & TV over the past many years.  I try to point out a few you might not think about as well as some classic couples and romances.  I hope you enjoy this show for this very romantic holiday.

Next week should be a guest host from the podcast and I’ll be back in two weeks with a look at the Trek episode, “Meridain” from DS9.  Until next time stay warm and enjoy your week.

Podcast # 574 – Ships of “The Force Awakens” – 1602.07

This week Jedi Jeff is guest hosting and covering the ships of “The Force Awakens.”  Jeff is a big collector like me and does a cool job with his podcasts like this one.  Here are some comments from Jeff on his most recent show:

Hi Everyone, this is Jeff (Jedi Jeff) and this week I am guest hosting on Treks in Sci-Fi, and I am covering the ships from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” I talk about some of the information revealed so far about ships for the First Order and the Resistance, and also gives some of my thoughts on them. Most of the information comes from Visual Dictionary and Cross sections books released for the Force Awakens. I also talk a bit about the new X-Files episodes and the Smithsonian restoration project currently happening on the Original Enterprise from TOS. Thanks everyone for listening.

Thanks again to Jeff for doing another great guest podcast. I’ll be here next weekend on Valentine’s Day to cover romance in Sci-Fi & Fantasy where I’ll talk about some of my favorite romances and couples in the genre area.  Until then enjoy your week and the Big Game today too.