Podcast # 546 – TREK TECH – 1507.05

This week on the podcast I talk all about technology that was inspired and created based on things originally seen in “Star Trek.”  From communicators, to phasers – a ton of tech was influenced by “Star Trek.”  I first talk about some recent films – like “Terminator Genisys” along with some recent TV shows I’ve been watching too.  Lots to see this summer both at the movies and on the smaller screen.  Please also check out my Patreon pledge page and donate what you can monthly to support the podcast.  Just a couple dollars from each of you per month goes a very long way to help support the podcast.

The main topic this week is all about Trek Tech.  So many items have their roots in Trek – like cell phones, iPads, tricorders, medical beds, Skype and so forth all have examples in Trek that came years prior to their development.  I talk about uncredited designer Wah Ming Chang who designed some of the first props and devices seen on TOS and also created a style and look that is seen to this day in things we use.  I play some clips from Youtube about various pieces of Trek Tech that we use and love everyday.  It’s a fun topic and one I think about a lot since I love both Trek and Tech.

That’s about all for this week.  Next week there won’t be a new show since I will be traveling in Europe.  In two weeks there will be a special guest cast.  Until then take care and keep enjoying the summer!

Podcast # 545 – Summer Skype Chat – 1506.28

This week on the podcast it’s time for our annual Summer Skype chat.  I got together with Kenny, Rick Moyer, and Joe and talked about some of the summer movies out so far and what we thought of them.  We talk quite a bit about things like “Jurassic World” and “Avengers Age of Ultron” and other films too.  Some small spoilers during this cast as we give our views and talk about what other films we are looking forward to as well.  Also, a little bit of discussion on some of the summer TV series we have seen so far this year (some new- some returning).  Always fun to have my friends join in for another fun Skype call.  Enjoy the show everyone and big thanks to Kenny, Rick, and Joe for joining me this time.

Next week I will be here with a special podcast on “Trek Technology” and how it has influenced the gadgets we have these days.  Until then take care and enjoy your week ahead.  Also, Happy Independence Day to all my US listeners and friends.

Podcast # 544 – UMB Cast – Privateer – 1506.21

This week on the podcast guest host Joe is here with an Upper Memory Block podcast he did a few months back about “Wing Commander: Privateer.”  We just decided to do a little cross-promotion this week.  Here are Joe’s original notes about his cast:

Taste Righteous Fire, Blockers!

Welcome to episode 66 where I’ll be discussing the 1993 Origin Systems space trading game, Wing Commander: Privateer.

After some listener emails, we discuss all the usual suspects regarding the two games in the Privateer series.

Watch me play Privateer on YouTube: http://youtu.be/A6hWqvoP12s

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Big thanks to Joe for allowing me to use his show for this week on TSF.  Next week will be a Skype chat about summer movies, tv, cons, etc.  Don’t forget to check out my Patreon fund raiser HERE and donate if you haven’t already (much appreciated to those already on board).  Take care until next time and Happy Father’s Day to all the geek dads out there!



Podcast # 543 – “Destiny” – 1506.14

This week we have a classic style TSF podcast for all of you.  First, I chat some about the latest TV and movies I have seen.  I’m going to see “Jurassic World” later on today and excited for that one.  Lots of cool things still coming this summer at the theater and on TV as well – like “Game of Thrones” (which has been nuts lately).  I’m enjoy it all and it’s a great time to be a geek!

Then I cover the third season “Deep Space nine” episode called, “Destiny.”  This basically is about three Cardassian scientists who come to DS9 in order to install a radio relay on the other side of the wormhole but there is a gloom and doom prophecy to deal with too involving Sisko and the Prophets.  It’s a cool episode and it’s always great to get back to the world of DS9 for a rewatch of an episode.

I wrap up the show with a quick look at two Pop! vinyl little action figures from Funco.  I recently dipped my toe into this collectible realm and pick up a Han Solo and Slave Leia figure.  They are pretty cool and I probably will have to buy more now.

That’s all for this week.  Please check out my Patreon fund raising drive HERE and support the show with a small donation per month.  Next week, Joe will be here with a guest spot featuring one of his Upper Memory Block podcasts about vintage games.  That should be a lot of fun!  Take care until next time and enjoy your week.

“The White Iris”

A terrific new Trek fan film was put up about a week ago from the “Star Trek: Continues” team of amazing people.  This is really a great fan film and touches on a number of episodes from the original series too.  Check it out via the Vimeo viewer below or visit their webpage HERE to see this and other great episodes.  This is only their fourth episode so far and it might be the best one yet.  So, here is NEW “Star Trek” for everyone to enjoy – for free!

Podcast # 542 – “When Worlds Collide” – 1506.07

This week our Sci-Fi movie buff Mark is back with a look at one of the original doomsday movie classics – “When Worlds Collide” from 1951.  Here are some words from Mark about this disaster movie classic!

Hello Everybody!
This is Mark Daniels from the Great Pacific Northwest.  I’m back this week with the Grandaddy of all doomsday movies.  Before there was “Armageddon” and “Deep Impact”, there was “When Worlds Collide” from 1951.  It stars Richard Derr, Barbara Rush, Peter Hansen and John Hoyt.  This movie is one of the best science fiction movies of the 1950s.  I hope you all enjoy it.
Everyone take care…
This is M-5 signing off.
Big thanks again to Mark for covering another true classic from the early years of Sci-Fi films.  I love these movies and Mark does a great job each time he covers one.  Next week I will be back with a look at the DS9 episode, “Destiny.”  Also, please check out my Patreon funding page and if you can make a small donation it would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks for listening and talk to you all again soon.


Podcast # 541 – “Arrow & The Flash” – 1505.31

This week, Chris Clemente and myself cover the comic book TV shows, “Arrow” and “The Flash.”  We love both shows and in this episode we cover the stories, characters, plots, some of our favorite moments, and more over this two hour podcast.  Warning – there are definitely many spoilers for both shows so don’t listen if that bothers you and you are not caught up through the current seasons of these fantastic shows.  Make sure to check out the “Star Wars Stacks” book podcast Chris is part of and also check out my Patreon funding effort too right HERE when you can.  Also, we have a cool music segment by Vartok at the end of the show on the music of the “Tomorrowland” film that is playing in theaters right now.  So, thanks for tuning in again this week and we will talk to you again very soon.

Vidcast # 540 – Motor City Comic Con – 1505.24

This week on the podcast it’s a vidcast where I cover last weekend’s big, Motor City Comic Con.  It was the 26th annual event and I usually go each year and cover it for the podcast and to have some fun too.  I also got to meet up with listener Ruth Cowles this year who lives in Michigan too and she also was nice enough to send in a video report for the show.  Lots of pictures and video ahead and I hope you all enjoy the show!  I will be back next weekend with Chris Clemente and we will cover both “Arrow” and “The Flash” TV shows.  My Patreon fund raising effort is still active and going so check that out HERE and if you can donate a little each month I really would appreciate it (and thanks to those that has pledged donations so far – YOU ROCK).  Take care until then and enjoy the week ahead.