Podcast # 574 – Ships of “The Force Awakens” – 1602.07

This week Jedi Jeff is guest hosting and covering the ships of “The Force Awakens.”  Jeff is a big collector like me and does a cool job with his podcasts like this one.  Here are some comments from Jeff on his most recent show:

Hi Everyone, this is Jeff (Jedi Jeff) and this week I am guest hosting on Treks in Sci-Fi, and I am covering the ships from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” I talk about some of the information revealed so far about ships for the First Order and the Resistance, and also gives some of my thoughts on them. Most of the information comes from Visual Dictionary and Cross sections books released for the Force Awakens. I also talk a bit about the new X-Files episodes and the Smithsonian restoration project currently happening on the Original Enterprise from TOS. Thanks everyone for listening.

Thanks again to Jeff for doing another great guest podcast. I’ll be here next weekend on Valentine’s Day to cover romance in Sci-Fi & Fantasy where I’ll talk about some of my favorite romances and couples in the genre area.  Until then enjoy your week and the Big Game today too.


Podcast # 573 – “Doctor Who” (series 9) – 1601.31

This week we have a great show!  It’s a Skype chat with myself, Chris Clemente and Simon (Meds) Meddings all about the most recent series (or season 9) of “Doctor Who.”  This is one of my most favorite current shows and we cover briefly all the episodes and talk about the show and series in general.  There will be some spoilers in this podcast if you are not caught up on the show – so, you have been warned.  Thanks to Chris & Meds for joining me this week.

Still in need of a guest host for next weekend.  But, I’ll come up with something if no one jumps in.  Until next time, take care and enjoy your week.

Podcast # 572 – “Outland” – 1601.24

This week guest host Mark (M-5) looks at a somewhat more recent classic Sci-Fi film called “Outland” from 1981.  Here are some comments from the man himself about this movie.

Happy New Year Everyone!  
This is Mark Daniels from the Great Pacific Northwest.  I’m back this week with another classic science fiction movie.  Normally I would take a look at a classic movie from the 1950s or 1960s.  Today I’m going to take a look at modern classic science fiction movie.  It’s “Outland” from 1981.  It stars Sean Connery, Peter Boyle and Frances Sternhagen.  Outland in one of these underrated science fiction that always seems to fly under the radar.  Some would call this movie a western in space.  Whatever you want to call, it’s great movie and Sean Connery is the man!  
I hope everyone enjoys it!
Until next time…
This is M-5 signing off…
Thanks once again to Mark for another cool podcast.  I’ll be back next weekend with Chris & Meds as we discuss the most recent series (or season) of “Doctor Who.”  Take care until then and enjoy your week.

Podcast # 571 – “Disaster” – 1601.17

This week I do a classic style TSF podcast.  First off, I talk about the recent TV shows I’ve been watching and enjoying.  There are some new things on TV you should check out.  Then I do a full episode commentary on the TNG episode “Disaster.”  This fifth season episode is a unique and interesting tale of ship troubles where the main crew is in separate areas of the ship and have to work on getting things fixed and out of danger.  I like this unusual episode quite a bit – plus it has Worf delivering a baby too!

That’s about it for this time out.  I pay tribute to the late David Bowie at the end of the podcast by playing one of my favorite songs  that he did.  Next week Mark will be here with a look at the movie “Outland.”  Make sure to support the podcast over on Patreon if you enjoy the shows each week.  Until next time, take care and enjoy the week ahead.

Vidcast # 570 – Mini Vidcast – 1601.10

Just a short, mini-vidcast for this week for the show.  I talk some about my Vimeo videos of the last few months which you can view HERE.  I also cover what is coming up on the podcast in January and talk about the Patreon fund raising effort you can learn more about HERE.  Enjoy the cast and I’ll be back next week with a look at the TNG episode, “Disaster” along with other fun geeky stuff.  Take care until then!

Podcast # 569 – The Force Skype – 1601.03

This week we have a really fun show for all of you. I got together with some good friends last night to record a Skype call where we talked at great length about “The Force Awakens.”  I was joined by Rick & Amy Moyer, Joe, Jen, Jedi Jeff, Will, and Pete.  We talk spoilers for the film and also go into various theories on the characters, deleted scenes for the movie and much, much more.  Later in the call we talk about the movies on our radar that we are looking forward to in 2016.  Really a fun show and a big thanks to everyone that could join me this week to discuss this great movie.

Next week’s show is still to be determined – might be a guest cast.  Also, if you want to support “Treks in Sci-Fi” in 2016, go check out my Patreon support page HERE to help me finish building the new vidcast set and more.  Take care until next time and once again, Happy New Year.

Vidcast # 568 – Not So Secret Santa – 1512.27

This week I have a special vidcast for all of you.  The idea this year instead of our usual gift exchange (‘Secret Santa’) was to try and donate and give something back to the community either via donations, helping out a family, or whatever you could do for others during this holiday season.  I share some of my thoughts on this and where I sent some donations myself.  I also share some videos from those who participated in this idea and sent me video too.  Also, I share some of my cool gifts that my family was kind to get for me.  Finally, there is always time to donate and give back – so don’t let the fact that Christmas is over for this year stop you from helping others in need out.

Next weekend I’m going to try to arrange a Skype Call to talk “Star Wars” and wrap up the year with some friends and geek talk.  Take care until then and have a safe and Happy New Year!

Vidcast # 567 – “The Force Awakens” – 1512.21

So, this is it!  Here is the big, mega-vidcast (about an hour long) all about “Episode VII:  The Force Awakens.”  We’ve been waiting a long time for this movie and it’s finally here.  I start off talking in general about the film and then I get into spoilers (and I make it known when I’m going to get into spoiler territory).  I also have several video clips from all of you who saw the movie and sent in your thoughts too (thanks so much for those gang).  I really enjoyed the movie and I think that comes across in this video – hopefully.  So, enjoy this and May the Force Be With You!

Next weekend will be the “Not So Secret Santa” vidcast so sending me a short video about what you donated to this holiday season.  Thanks and Merry Christmas folks!