Podcast # 533 – Growing Up Geek – 1504.05

This week we have a special show for all of you.  I got together with Jen & Angela from the Anomaly Podcast via Skype a couple of days ago to talk about growing up as geeks.  We share stories about how we first became geeks and got interested in geeky things – like “Star Trek” and other interests.  We also talk about being parents and showing our children all the cool geeky stuff that is out there.  It was fun to talk to Jen & Angela about this and we had a great time.  We each had different experiences growing up as geeks and each share some cool stories too.  I hope you enjoy this show and a big thanks to Jen & Angela for talking to me about this.  Make sure to check out their Anomaly Podcast too – now weekly!  I will be back next weekend with a look at the Enterprise episode, “Daedalus” along with some other geek news & info.  Until then take care and enjoy your week ahead.

Vidcast # 532 – Summer Movies 2015 – 1503.29

This week I have a special vidcast up on Vimeo now for all of you covering about 10 of the coolest genre films coming out between May and August of this year.  I’m super excited for the upcoming summer movie season and I think it’s going to be a blast again at the movies.  I love watching films in a theater full of people and love the atmosphere of the experience.  I hope you enjoy this brief look at some of these movies and I hope this gets you as excited as I am to see all this cool stuff in the months ahead.  Enjoy the vidcast and take until next time!

Podcast # 531 – Supergirl – 1503.22

This week on the podcast Meds is guesting and looking at the movie “Supergirl” from way back in 1984.  I like this film a lot and I’m glad he got to cover it for all of us.  Starring a very young Helen Slater this movie is just very sweet and charming in many ways.  While it might not be the best film ever there is a lot to enjoy here.  I hope this podcast from Meds will encourage many of you to check it out that may never have seen this especially since next fall we will have a new “Supergirl” TV series on CBS which should be fun.  Big thanks to Meds for this guest spot and make sure to check out his “Waffle On Podcast” sometime too.  Take care this week and I will be back next week with a special vidcast on the upcoming summer movie season.  Talk to you again then.

Podcast # 530 – Harlan Ellison – 1503.15

This week the main topic is legendary writer Harlan Ellison.  I first talk some about Sci-Fi news and the latest happenings on TV and at the movies.  I discuss the recent “Star Wars” film announcements as well as the recent Trek news too before moving on to the main topic.  I’ve enjoyed the writings of Harlan Ellison for a very long time.  I first learned about him due to the TOS episode, “City on the Edge of Forever” – which of course is famous in that Harlan’s script and story were rewritten and he never liked what they did to his tale even though it won several awards including a Hugo.  Check out the new comic version of Harlan’s original story right HERE for that famous episode.  I began reading his short story books in college mainly and loved his crazy imagination.  I enjoyed his commentaries such as “Ellison is Watching” which you can find on his Youtube channel now.  He has an amazing body of work and continues to write and work to this day even though he suffered a stroke last fall.  I urge everyone to pick up one of his short story collections and read what Harlan has to say.  He is never shy with his very informed opinion and that’s what makes him so special.  I play a few clips of Harlan on the podcast including part of his reading of one of his most famous stores.  Hope you enjoy this week’s cast.  Next week Meds will be guesting with a look at the 80’s film of “Supergirl” starring Helen Slater.  Until then take care and enjoy the week ahead.

Podcast # 529 – “Earth vs. The Flying Saucers” – 1503.08

This week Mark is back looking at a classic Sci-Fi film from the past.  This time it’s the 1956 movie, “Earth vs. The Flying Saucers” for the podcast.  Here are some words from Mark himself about his most recent show.

Hello Everybody!  
This is Mark Daniels from the Great Pacific Northwest.  I’m back this week with another classic science fiction movie.  This week I’m going to take a look at one of the best Sci Fi B-movies of the 1950s.  It’s The Earth vs. The Flying Saucers from 1956; starring Hugh Marlowe and Joan Taylor.  It’s one of Ray Harryhausen’s early movies.  It’s a fun movie and definitely worth watching.  I hope you all enjoy it.
This is M-5 signing of…
Thanks again to Mark for another fun, classic SF movie review.  I’ve embedded the movie down below too for your viewing pleasure.  I will be back next week with a look at the author Harlan Ellison.  Until then take care and enjoy your week ahead.

“Avengers: Age of Ultron” – Trailer 3

Man, this movie just keeps looking better and better.  I’m obviously a huge comic book fan and this is what I always dreamed of seeing in a comic book movie.  Just some super crazy and amazing stuff going on in this trailer.  So excited to see this movie.  Less than two months away now.  Bring it on!!!

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!