Podcast # 513 – “Red Shirt Diaries” – 1411.16

This week I have a special show for everyone. Earlier this past week I chatted over Skype with the creators & stars of the hit web series called the “Red Shirt Diaries.”  I spoke with Ashley Victoria Robinson (Ensign Williams) and Jason Inman (many other voices, etc.) about their season one episodes and their plans for season two. For those that don’t know, this is a comedic look at the original “Star Trek” series episodes from the point of view of a red shirt Ensign aboard the Enterprise. They did ten season one episodes on a shoestring budget and are currently running a campaign on Indiegogo to raise funds for their big plans for season two with new sets, costumes, locations, and many other cool new additions to the series. Both Ashley & Jason were great fun to talk to and I hope this podcast will help bring them some new donations for their very fun web series. Check out the videos below and go HERE to help them fund their next season. Big thanks to them for taking the time to speak to me and I wish them all the luck in their future work. Next week on the podcast it will be another Skype chat talking about some fun convention stories we have all had. Until then enjoy your week ahead and stay safe.

 

Podcast # 512 – “True Q” – 1411.09

This week I cover the 6th season TNG episode called “True Q.”  I first talk about my recent trip out to Las Vegas for work and how nice the weather was out there.  Then I do a short, spoiler-free review about the new film, “Interstellar” (which I really enjoyed a lot).  And I talk a little about the title for SW: Ep. 7, “The Force Awakens.”  Make sure to donate to the “Red Shirt Diaries” campaign to get funding for a season two and I will be interviewing the team soon too.  Then it’s on to the main subject for this week.

The episode “True Q” I think is well done and it once again brings Q and a new Q into the TNG universe.  Young Amanda (played by Olivia d’Abo) is just finding out she is a Q and learning about what to do with her new powers.  It’s a cool episode and it’s always good fun to see Q back in an episode.  I comment on the episode while I play it for all of you.  Hope you enjoying hearing this one again.

That’s it for this time.  I will actually be here again next week with an interview show with the “Red Shirt Diaries” folks.  Until then, take care and enjoy the week ahead everyone!

Podcast # 511 – Aurora Repeat – 1411.02

This week is a repeat of podcast # 36 from back in 2006. It’s the show where I introduced the crew of the Aurora and played the first audio Trek drama I recorded way back in the day. Growing up watching the original “Star Trek” in reruns made me and my friends create our own ship and crew. We recorded a total of six audio dramas on cassette tapes way back in the old days before good quality CD audio, before computers, before the internet, and so on. It was a lot of fun! The audio quality of these productions is not great but I think you can tell what the story is about and who is who on the crew. I will list below links to all six of these old podcasts that contain the whole run of Aurora audio dramas if you want to go back and listen to them. We did improve as time went on in audio quality and other aspects of doing these shows. I hope you enjoy this retro repeat show this week. I will be back next weekend with a look at the TNG episode, “True Q.” Take care until then and enjoy the week ahead.

Podcast Links to the old shows:

Podcast # 36:  Aurora Episode #1

Podcast # 38:  Aurora Episode #2

Podcast # 41:  Aurora Episode #3

Podcast # 47:  Aurora Episode #4

Podcast # 49:  Aurora Episode #5

Podcast # 51:  Aurora Episode #6

 

Podcast # 510 – “House on Haunted Hill” – 1410.26

This week for our annual Halloween podcast I look at the 1959 film, “House on Haunted Hill” starring Vincent Price. This is a terrific, classic horror film from the era of great suspenseful movies of this type. I start off the podcast talking a little bit more about Austin Comic Con 2014. Make sure to check out the videos I have been posting up over on my Vimeo video page HERE. The con was a ton of fun and I hope everyone enjoys the videos and pictures we have been posting up. I talk a bit about Trek and some recent fan film stuff going on there. Check Trekmovie.com for all your latest Trek news. Then it’s on to this week’s movie review.

The film “House on Haunted Hill” is a true classic that everyone should see. The Vincent Price character invites a group of guests to stay in a haunted house for the night to earn $10,000 each if they stay. The movie has a ton of atmosphere and chills, some great music and a great cast. Check this cult classic out sometime on Netflix or other means of viewing. A great movie to watch at this time of year.

That wraps up the show for this week. Take care until next time and have a great Halloween!

Podcast # 509 – “Outlander” – 1410.19

This week’s podcast features guests Rick & Amy Moyer along with Michelle Lambaria (Jen from the Anomaly Podcast’s sister). They take the center seat to discuss the new Starz TV series, “Outlander.”  I haven’t had a chance to catch this series yet, but they are making me want to go watch it very soon.  Here are some words from Mr. Moyer about this week’s podcast:

Join Rick & Amy Moyer with their special guest Michelle Lambaria (Jen, from the anomaly podcast’s sister) as they discuss the Ron Moore (producer of the re-imagined BSG, and writer/producer on Star Trek TNG) produced Starz show “OUTLANDER”  They also discuss why they like the book series by Diana Gabaldon.  The basic premise of the Science Fiction/Fantasy series is discussed as well as the adult nature of the program and books.  Music from Bear McCreary is played (the theme song) and there is a lot of laughter.  Outlander airs on STARZ and has just finished half of the first season.  The show has been renewed for next season as well. Enjoy!

Big thanks to Rick, Amy, and Michelle for doing the show this week.  I will be back next weekend with a Halloween themed podcast covering the 1959 Vincent Price film, “House on Haunted Hill.”  Until then take care and enjoy your week ahead.

Podcast # 508 – AUSTIN COMIC CON 2014 – 1410.12

This week I have a very special treat for everyone. I was down in Austin, Texas last weekend for the annual Wizard World Austin Comic Con (the same con I went to last year).  And again got to hang out with all my good friends from the Anomaly Podcast.  It was great seeing Jen, Angela, Jim, Kasey, Sith-Jen, and meeting Noah.  We all had a fantastic time and got to cosplay, walk the con, take lots of pictures and basically act a bit like a rock star for three days.  The event was on October 2-4 in Austin.  Had some good food, laughs, great conversation, and just too much fun.  So much so, I think we all got very little sleep.  But, it was very worth it.  So, check out the video below and follow me on Vimeo as I will be putting more stuff up over the next few weeks from the con.  I also put up a very short audio snippet this week to in order to direct everyone to the video.  Enjoy everyone and I really hope to do it again next year too!

Podcast # 507 – “The Zanti Misfits” – 1410.05

This week while I was away at Austin Comic Con with the Anomaly Team, Mark sat in the center seat to discuss a classic episode from “The Outer Limits” called “The Zanti Misfits.”  This is a cool episode and Mark does his usual excellent coverage of the show.  Here are some words from the man himself about his most recent guest podcast.

Hello Everybody!  This is Mark Daniels from the Great Pacific Northwest!  I’m back this week with more ants.  This time, the ants are from outer space.  I’m going to take a look the one of my favorite episodes from The Outer Limits.  The Zanti Misfits.  It’s got a great story and a young Bruce Dern.  Check it out on Netflix or Hulu.  You won’t be disappointed.
Thanks Rico!
Everyone have great week!
This is M-5 signing off…
Thanks again Mark. I’m just back from Austin and I’ll be doing a big, vidcast next weekend covering all the fun and shenanigans. I had a ton of fun again and can’t wait to tell you (and show you) all about it.  Until next time take care.

Podcast # 506 – Fall 2014 TV Preview – 1409.28

This week on the podcast I preview all the cool, new genre series coming to TV this fall.  I start off with some news such as maybe William Shatner & Leonard Nimoy both have a small role in the next Trek film.  Learn more about this HERE.  I also talk about some recent “Star Wars” filming sightings and more too.  Then it’s on to the main topic.

I always get excited at this time of year for all the new TV shows.  This year we are getting quite a handful in the geeky, genre category.  I take a look at several of them.  A couple of these have already started and some will start in October.  I talk about show like:  “The Flash” on the CW, “Gotham” on Fox, “Star Wars Rebels” on Disney XD, “Constantine” on NBC and a few more.  I also cover some returning favorites too.  Lots of great stuff to watch and I still enjoy the weekly TV format and like having a new episode to see each week (I’m not a binge TV watcher).  I hope everyone enjoys this look at the new season on TV and my comments.

Next weekend Mark will be here with a look at an episode of “The Outer Limits” called “The Zanti Misfits.”  I will return in two weeks with a vidcast all about this year’s “Austin Comic Con” that I will be attending this coming weekend.  Should be a blast!  Take care everyone and enjoy your week ahead.