Podcast # 664 – Music of Composer John Powell – 1712.31

This week our musical expert Vartok is back with another great show with a look at the music of composer John Powell.  Here are some word from Vartok on his latest musical extravaganza.

Featured in this guest podcast by Vartok is the Music of A-List composer John Powell, British Composer, Conductor, and Producer.  John has been active since 1989 with his first television composing job for Stay Lucky in the UK.  Since 1997 he has been located in Los Angeles and part of the Hollywood scene since.  He was a member of Hans Zimmer’s Remote Control Productions for several years before heading out on his own.  Today John has over 75 credits on the IMDB and has won 10 ASCAP, 4 Annie, and 4 IFMA Awards for his scores, with numerous other award nominations including one Grammy and one Academy award.  His music scores are some of the best you will ever enjoy.

If you like this podcast here are Vartok’s other composer guest podcasts featuring:

#260 Music of John Williams

#357 Music of Hans Zimmer

#419 Music of Jerry Goldsmith

#485 Music of Brian Tyler

#519 Music of Danny Elfman

#579 Music of Harry Gregson-Williams

#626 Music of John Debney

#664 Music of John Powell


Big thanks to Vartok for another great guest spot.  Feel free to donate to the podcast via PATREON HERE to help support the who in 2018.  Lots of fun, new stuff coming.  Probably will have a guest cast next weekend also and I’ll be back after that.  Until next time take care and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! 


Vidcast # 663 – Holiday Vidcast – 1712.26

So, as we wind down 2017 I have one more vidcast for you.  I talk a bit about the holidays and look back at 2017 once more and talk about some of the films and TV I enjoyed this past year.  I hope you are also enjoying the holidays and that you have some time to relax and kick back.  Next week will be a guest podcast and I’ll be back in 2018 with the first new show of the year.  Take care and May the Force Continue to Be With You!

Podcast # 662 – “The Last Jedi” – 1712.19

Well, it’s finally here – “The Last Jedi.”  Episode 8 in the saga and I got together last night to discuss this film over Skype with many of the usual Skype Chat Gang.  With me this time were:  Angela, Jen, Chris, Joe, Bryan, Rick Peete, and Rick Moyer.  We talk about the film, discuss what  all of our first impressions were, when we saw the movie, what we thought overall and go into some pretty good detail on what we think it all means and even discuss our predictions for the future of the franchise.  Of course, spoilers for the film contained within – so you have been warned.  It’s a great discussion and considering some of the stuff online I have seen about this movie we handle it in a very civilized way.  I think you will really enjoy it.  Thanks to everyone who had time during this busy time of year for joining me this week.  Special thanks to Rick Moyer for his holiday, “Star Wars” themed poem at the end of the show.  Again – it was a fun talk!

Next week I will put out a special vidcast around Christmas Day sometime.  You can support the podcast via Patreon HERE

Until next time, Happy Holidays to all and of course, May the Force Be With You!!!

Podcast # 661 – “20 Million Miles to Earth” – 1712.10

This week classic Sci-Fi film buff Mark returns with another great film.  Here are some words from the main man himself on this fun movie.

Hello Everybody!
This is Mark Daniels from the Great Pacific Northwest.  I’m back this week with another classic science fiction movie.  Today’s movie is a creature feature.  It’s “20 Millions Miles to Earth”, starring William Hopper, Joan Taylor and Frank Puglia.  This movie showcases the King of Stop Motion Animation, Ray Harryhausen. This is a fun movie and  I hope everyone enjoys the podcast. 
I’ll be back soon with another classic science fiction movie.
Until then…
Take care…
This is M-5 signing off…
Thanks again to Mark for another great guest spot.  Next week the podcast will be delayed a few days and probably not be out until Dec. 19th so we can gather on Skype and chat about “The Last Jedi.”  Until next time, enjoy your week and definitely enjoy seeing the next “Star Wars” movie!

Podcast # 660 – Austin Trek Talk – 1712.03

About two weeks ago at Austin Comic Con Jen & Angela from the Anomaly Podcast and me got together to talk all about the last two episodes of “Star Trek: Discovery” that aired just before the fall mid-season break for the show.  So, this chat was recorded right on the convention floor and we cover episodes 8 & 9 of the Discovery and other related topics and a little con stuff too.  Of course, this show contains spoilers for the episodes so you have been warned if you are not caught up on the show.  I want to thank Jen & Angela for letting me share this recording with all of you and make sure to check out their great podcast if you don’t already subscribe right HERE.  Also, you can see more from the con over at my Vimeo Channel HERE or on my Youtube channel HERE.  And if you want to support the Treks in Sci-Fi podcast you can do that on Patreon right HERE as well.  I wrap up this week’s podcast with a music moment from Vartok and also with a Trekmas song from Rick Moyer.  Next week will be a guest podcast.  Until next time take care out there and enjoy your week.


Vidcast # 659 – “Austin Comic Con 2017” – 1711.26

Well, this year was great again because I got to go to Wizard World’s Austin Comic Con 2017 and see all my friends from the Anomaly Podcast once more.  It really was a fun-filled three days catching with everyone, seeing cool stuff, getting celebrity photos, cosplaying and much more.  So, I made a big vidcast about the whole thing (see down below).  I hope you enjoy watching this as much as I enjoyed the con and making the vidcast and the music video’s inside the show.  Anyway, make sure to visit the Anomaly Podcast too for their coverage and take on all this.

If you want to support the podcast (and see previews of things to comic – like stuff at the con), go over to PATREON and sign up.  Thanks to everyone that supports the show.

Next week I should be back with probably more con talk and other topics too.  Take care until then and enjoy your week!



Podcast # 658 – “Scientific Method” – 1711.12

This week it’s back to a classic style podcast.  I start with a quick round-up of “Star Wars” news and some other geek topics as well.  I also review very briefly (and spoiler free) the new film, “Thor: Ragnarok” that I saw last week and really enjoyed as well.  I cover a couple other things and then it’s on to the main topic for this week’s show.

I really enjoy the 4th season episode I cover this week with full audio commentary called “Scientific Method.”  It’s a really cool episode and it has a somewhat unique and different type of story too.  We got a lot of fun character moments and we see Janeway pretty stressed out, Seven of Nine in a different uniform and the Doctor is tights too!  A cool episode to cover and talk about with all of you.

Next week there won’t be a podcast as I will be out at the annual Wizard World Comic Con down in Austin, Texas once again with all my good friends.  Come see us if you are in the area and can drop by the con.  In two week I’ll be back with a vidcast about the con.  You can support the podcast on Patreon HERE.  Until next time take care and enjoy the next couple of weeks everyone.

Podcast # 657 – More Ships with Jeff – 1711.05

This week our resident ship expert Jedi Jeff returns to bring us more up to speed on various ships of Sci-Fi.  Here are some comments from Jeff about his most recent ship podcast.

On the podcast I talk about a recent Star Wars Last Jedi trailer. I then talk a bit about some first thoughts on some ships from the Last Jedi. I also talk about the USS Orville, some talk about USS Discovery, and a bit about the Klingon ships from Discovery. I end off the podcast with some talk about models (Bandai Millennium Falcon) and Lego (UCS Millennium Falcon and NASA sets). In the podcast I reference some Klingon ship designs http://www.thetrekcollective.com/2017/10/discovery-klingon-designs-revealed-in.html

Thanks again to Jeff for another cool podcast.  Next week I will be back with a look at the Voyager episode called “Scientific Method.”  To support the podcast go to Patreon HERE.  Until next time take care and enjoy your week.