Podcast # 761 – “Return of Mrs. Rico” – 2002.16

This week is the long awaited return of my wife Lynn (aka Mrs. Rico) to the TSF podcast! We did a show about ten years ago so we figured it was time to do another one. We kind of ramble on about books, knitting, movies, tv, and other topics. Not a typical podcast but one I thought you would enjoy. I apologize for the audio being a bit off and some crackles at times as I didn’t use my normal setup this time. Hope you all enjoy this very special TSF podcast!

Next should be a guest cast and I’ll be back in two weeks time. Take care and enjoy your week ahead.

Podcast # 760 – “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” – 2002.09

This week Mark is back with another look at a classic Sci-Fi film. Here is Mark with some words on his latest guest podcast.

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 one of the best science fiction movies from the 1950s.  It’s Invasion of the Body Snatchers from 1956.  It stars Kevin McCarthy and Dana Wynter.  This movie is so good, they made four remakes!  I hope you’ll enjoy it. I’ll back soon with another classic science fiction movie.

Until then…Everyone take care…This is M-5 signing off…

Big thanks again to Mark for this week’s show. Next weekend I will be doing a special podcast with Mrs. Rico on who knows what?!? But it should be a fun change of pace. Until next time take care and enjoy your week.

Podcast # 759 – More Picard – 2002.02

This week a shorter podcast than usual with a brief look at episode two of “Star Trek: Picard.” I go into some detail and there will be some slight spoilers. Also I talk about some recent collectibles as well on the show.

Next week will be a guest cast with Mark and I’ll be back in two weeks. Until next time enjoy your week and stay healthy.

You can support the podcast at PATREON HERE.

Podcast # 758 – “Star Trek: Picard” – 2001.26

This week it’s all about the new “Star Trek: Picard” series. I first talk about a couple other recent shows I’ve been enjoying on Netflix and a couple other topics too. Then I move on to Picard. I play some clips and get into a little about the back story and other info on this newest Trek series. There are some slight spoilers in the podcast so you have been warned. I’m enjoying the show so far (obviously)and looking forward to the rest of season one.

Next week should be a guest cast. Until next time take care and enjoy your week ahead.

Podcast # 757 – PATREON Skype Chat – 2001.12

This week on the podcast had a real fun time talking to some of my PATREON supporters.  Got some familiar voices and some new folks too.  We cover some more talk about that recent “Star Wars” movie, other SF TV, a contest, and much more.  Big thanks to Rick, Jeff, Doug, and Quinn for stopping by and taking some time from their weekends to talk.  If you would like to help support the podcast, go to PATREON HERE.  I’m hoping to do a couple more of these this year too.  Sorry there is a little static and crackle during this chat once in awhile but I don’t think it’s too bad.

Next week should be a guest cast show.  Until next time take care and stay safe out there.


Podcast # 756 – “Rise of Skywalker” Skype Chat – 2001.05

About two weeks ago I joined a Skype chat with the “Star Wars Stacks” podcast group and we talked all about “The Rise of Skywalker” movie.  Most of us had only seen the movie once at this point and we had a lot to cover and discuss.  Obviously there are spoilers but it was a great chat.  Hope all of you enjoy listening and Happy New Year too!

Next weekend I’m planning on getting together with my Patreon supporters and planning to do a Skype chat with them about recent SF they are enjoying and other topics too.  Should be a lot of fun!  Until next time take care and May the Force Be with you!

You can support the podcast on Patreon HERE and thanks to all those that do so.


Podcast # 755 – Basil Poledouris with Vartok – 1912.29

This week Vartok returns with another musical interlude.  This time he covers Basil Poledouris!  Here are some comments from Vartok on his latest guest podcast.

Basil Poledouris, an American composer, orchestrator, and conductor wrote music for feature length and TV films and shows.  He is included on the list of the 30 most famous composers for film, and was active from 1970 through his death at age 61 in 2006.  Some of his most famous scores included those for Conan the Barbarian, Red Dawn, RoboCop, Conan the Destroyer, Starship Troopers,The Hunt for Red October, Free Willy, and Cherry 2000.  He also composed some of the opening ceremony music for the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.  Basil Poledouris proved himself a master of melody and emotional power, producing a wealth of music that ranged from rousing adventure to intimate drama.

Big thanks to Vartok for this great guest spot!

Next week will probably be another guest cast.  Thanks to all for a fun and great 2019!  Be safe this week and HAPPY NEW YEAR ALL!!!

You can support the Podcast on PATREON HERE.

Vidcast # 754 – Trekmas & Skywalker – 1912.23

My annual vidcast is now up on Vimeo HERE and can be found below too.  I talk mainly about my views on “The Rise of Skywalker” and also about some recent collectibles I got.  There are spoilers in this so you have been warned.

A big Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone too!

Next week Vartok will be here with a musical show.  Take care until next time and have fun and be safe during the holidays too!