Podcast # 504 – “Elaan of Troyius” – 1409.14

This week I’m back with a classic style podcast covering a third season TOS episode.  The episode is called “Elaan of Troyius” and is an interesting tale of love and sacrifice aboard the Enterprise with some cool guest stars too.  First off, I chat a little about what I have been doing lately and some of the geeky things I have been watching.  My movie going has slowed a bit as I’ve been working on my house a lot over the last month of so.  I talk about a great new Trek web series called the “Red Shirt Diaries” that everyone should make sure to check out soon.  I also mention a cool Trek website with some info and picture of deleted TOS scenes called “Star Trek History” you should check out too.  Then it’s on to the main topic for this week.

The episode “Elaan of Troyius” is not the best of Trek but still has some interesting and fun moments in it.  The story revolves around Elaan who is to marry a man on a planet they are at war with in order to make peace (sort of a Helen of Troy story).  Of course, the Enterprise and her crew become involved and Kirk falls under Elaan’s love spell from her tears.  I cover the show with some clips and behind the scenes info too.  I enjoyed watching this episode again and hope you liked my coverage of the show.

Next weekend, the team of Jen & Chris will be here covering the “Mass Effect” video game series.  Until then take care and enjoy your week ahead.

Podcast # 503 – Movie Robots – 1409.07

This week we have some new guest hosts for all of you to enjoy.  Shawn & Brigitte from “The Rusted Robot Podcast” are to cover their favorite subject – robots!  Specifically they are covering some classic movie robots that we all know and love.  Here are some words from our guest hosts on their guest podcast.

This week the podcast is back, and hosted by Shawn and Brigitte Vanderloo, from The Rusted Robot Podcast.  Listen in as they take you
through the exciting worlds of their favorite movie robots.  Count down with them, and see how many of your favorites made their list!
These guys are robot experts: they have the number 1 rated, robot-related podcast in North Eastern Ontario!
I know everyone will enjoy this special cast this week and make sure to check out Shawn & Brigitte’s own podcast right HERE too.  I will be back next weekend with a look at the TOS episode, “Elaan of Troyius.”  Until then take care and enjoy your week ahead.

“Red Shirt Diaries” – new web series

A funny, new web series that follows the adventures of a red shirted ensign as she experiences the original series episodes from her point of view.  Really looks to be a great concept and a lot of fun too.  Trailer and the first couple of episodes are down below for your viewing pleasure.  Enjoy!

Podcast # 502 – 9th Anniversary Live Show – 1408.31

This week, I did my annual Live Anniversary show to celebrate my 9th year doing “Treks in Sci-Fi.”  I streamed the show via UStream and unfortunately didn’t hit the video record button until about halfway through the show. So if you were watching live you got to see it all, but UStream will only have about half of the show HERE for a limited time.  But, I did record the audio for the entire show, so at least we have that and that is what will be in the normal podcast feed.  I decided to talk about comics and conventions on this episode.  I cover some of the recent comics I have been enjoying and some of the cool recent comic book films – like the awesome “Guardians of the Galaxy” movie that everyone needs to go see.  I also talk about the upcoming Austin Comic Con that I will be attending again this year with my friends from the Anomaly Podcast during the first weekend of October. I showed off my new costume for the con and also talked about costuming and cosplay a little too.  Cosplay Sky is a great place to get costumes from many properties or you can make your own too.  In any case, get out to a con, dress up and have some fun!  I also showed off my cool new Black Widow Hot Toys action figure.  It’s very cool and you can see more about it HERE.  I also did a little chair dancing and jammed to some cool music near the end of the show.  I wish more people had been around in the chat but congrats to the contest winner.

Again, thanks for the support for the past nine years.  You can support the podcast by making a donation HERE and leaving an iTunes review too.  Next week, Shawn and Brigitte will be here for a look at Movie Robots – which should be a lot of fun.  Until next time, take care everyone.

 

Podcast # 501 – “Them!” – 1408.24

This week the podcast is back with guest host Mark Daniels covering another Sci-Fi classic film from the past.  This time out he looks at the gem from 1954 called “Them!”  Mark says this is the first big bug monster movie and classic Sci-Fi at it’s best.  I have to agree.  I saw this film many times growing up and I always loved watching it.  So, sit back and enjoy Mark’s retro film review of this blast from the past.  I will be back next week with our annual Live Anniversary cast via Ustream.  It’s going to be on Sunday, August 31st at 2pm Eastern Daylight Time.  More details to follow soon but I’m looking forward to the show – and the dancing!  Take care until then and enjoy your week ahead.

Podcast #500 – THE MEGACAST

Yes, it’s finally here.  I’ve made it to podcast #500.  After almost 9 full years of weekly podcasts I have arrived at this epic milestone.  It’s really hard to believe back when I started this show in 2005 that I would still be doing it today.  At that time, “Star Trek: Enterprise” had just been canceled and there was no new Trek or new “Star Wars” on the horizon.  TV and movies in the genre were not that great and we were years away from many of the huge franchise we enjoy today, such as those from Marvel Comics and other sources.  My hope was to keep the dream alive of good, geeky entertainment and especially keep the hope for new Star Trek alive too.  Now the geeks truly are in charge of Hollywood.  We’ve had two great Trek films, more Star Wars (Clone Wars and Ep. 7 is coming) and a ton of other great movies and TV to love and enjoy in our favorite genre.  So, for this special podcast (or vidcast) I asked all of you what Sci-Fi or fantasy universe you might like to live in.  I really enjoyed your choices and selections.  It’s actually a bit of a hard choice since many of these places we enjoy watching are probably not that great to live in.  In any case, sit back and enjoy the cast I put together for all of you.  HUGE thanks to those that contributed and sent in videos – you all are the best fans around!  And make sure to watch for the contest winner too.  Take and I’ll talk to everyone again soon!

 

“Guardians of the Galaxy” is terrific!

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What a fantastic movie!  It’s my favorite of the year.  Great cast, good story, cool action, humor, drama, lots of heart – go see it as soon as possible.  I’m positive you will love it too!  I want to go again right now!

“Star Trek – Axanar”

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A 20 minute preview video is out for this very cool fan film (that uses many professional actors and behind the scenes talent too).  Featuring the story of a epic war with the Klingons in the early days of the Federation, it is very compelling and very well done.  Also, if you want to see more of this film go to their Kickstarter link and HERE and lend your support.  It is very, very cool!