Podcast # 639 – “Rocketship X-M” – 1706.18

This week we have another look at a classic Sci-Fi film for all of you.  Mark returns with a look and review of the classic “Rocketship X-M” from 1950.  Here are some words from Mark on this classic movie.

Happy Father’s Day Everybody!
This is Mark Daniels from the Great Pacific Northwest.  I’m back this week with another blast form the past.  This week’s movie is the first post WWII science fiction movie to be made in Hollywood.  It’s “Rocketship X-M!”  It stars Lloyd Bridges and Osa Massen.  This is the movie that started the 1950’s science fiction genre.  It’s a solid sci-fi B-movie.  I hope you all enjoy it!
Thank you Rico for letting me cover another classic science fiction movie!
I’ll be back soon with another classic science fiction movie.
Until then…
Everyone take care…
This is M-5 signing off…
Thanks again Mark for doing another cool guest show.  If you want to support the podcast go to Patreon HERE and sign up.  I’ll be back next weekend with a group Skype chat about summer movies and other topics.  Until next time take care and enjoy your week.

Podcast # 638 – “Violations” – 1706.11

This week I’m back with a classic style show featuring a TNG episode.  First, I talk about the great new “Wonder Woman” movie and how much I enjoyed it.  Really good and I hope a sign of good things to come from DC comic movies.  I also have a music moment from Vartok featuring some Wonder Woman music from the film.  Then I talk a little about the strange TV I’m watching at the moment and what else I’ve been enjoying.  Then it’s on to the TNG episode.

The season 5 episode from TNG called “Violations” is not the greatest Trek episode, but I think it’s an interesting one.  This is the episode involving the telepathic aliens who come aboard the Enterprise and one of them is a very bad person.  He basically can go into a person’s mind and alter their memories to point and he violates several of the crew – especially Troi.  Eventually Picard and company get to the bottom of things.  This episode has a strong message about rape – but in this case it’s a mental violation.  Strong stuff, but handled well on TNG.

That’s about it for this time out.  Next week should be a guest cast and in two weeks a Skype show.  Until next time take care and enjoy your week ahead.

Podcast # 637 – Ready Room Bloopers – 1706.04

Hello folks!  This week we have a special blast from the past episode for all of you.  About 9 years ago or so when the supplemental Ready Room Podcast was going covering our Trek story writing on the TSF forum the team there assembled this great group of clips and bloopers from their recording sessions.  This week’s show was only released once way back in 2008 and now you get to hear it again (or maybe for the first time).  Big thanks to Kenny, Jen, and Rick Moyer for the laughs and all their efforts on the Ready Room and beyond over the years.  They are good friends and I’ve been able to meet two of them in real life which was great (and yes Rick Moyer, I will get out to see you sometime).  I hope I’m not embarrassing them by playing this again – it’s all in good fun!  So, download and give it a listen.

Remember you can support the podcast over at PATREON here and all the videos I make are over at my Vimeo channel HERE.  Next week I will be back with a classic style show covering the TNG episode called, “Violations.”  Today I’m finally going to see the “Wonder Woman” movie!  Until next time take care and enjoy the podcast and your week ahead.

Vidcast # 636 – Motor City Comic Con – 1705.28

This week I’m back with a fun filled vidcast covering last weekend’s Motor City Comic Con that I attend each year.  It was a very packed con and I took a bunch of pics and video to share with all of you.  My son Stephen went as well and we picked up some cool art which I show you during this show.  I also talk about the recent “Star Trek: Discovery” trailer where we get our first real look at this new series.  Very excited for that!  Hope everyone enjoys this special show and if you want to support the podcast head over to Patreon to just donate a small amount to show your love for Treks in Sci-Fi!  I’ll talk to everyone again very soon and now click below to enjoy the vidcast.

Podcast # 635 – “Forbidden Planet” – 1705.14

This week guest host Mark Daniels covers one of my all-time favorite films – “Forbidden Planet.”  I covered it way back in 2011 on Podcast #344, but Mark gives us his take on it.  Take it away Mark and thanks!

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 greatest science fiction movie of all time.  It’s Forbidden Planet (1956), starring Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis and Leslie Nielsen.   This is a great movie and one of my favorites.  Without this movie, there would be no Star Trek.  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 Mark for another cool podcast.  Next week there won’t be a show as I will be attending the Motor City Comic Con.  But in two weeks you will get a vidcast of me covering the show.  Until next time take care and enjoy the nice weather!



Podcast # 634 – “Is There In Truth No Beauty?” – 1705.07

This week it’s a classic style show with a look at a third season TOS episode.  I start off the show with some movie talk about the “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” film and I give you a brief, spoiler-free review.  I also talk a bit more and “The Last Jedi” teaser trailer and my thoughts and hopes for the movie.  Then I cover some of my recent TV watching and then it’s on to the main topic.  The TOS episode, “Is There In Truth No Beauty?” is a cool episode and one with a message as well.  I like a number of things about this episode and it has a great guest star with Diana Muldaur as Miranda Jones.  Fun stuff!  I want to thank Vartok for his music moment spot for this week covering some of the music in the latest “Guardians of the Galaxy” movie.  Thanks for that.

That’s it for this week.  There will be a guest cast next week and I’ll talk to you again soon.  Take care and enjoy your week.

Podcast # 633 – Star Wars Stacks – Celebration – 1704.30

This week I asked the “Star Wars Stacks” folks about using their recent podcast as a guest spot here on Treks in Sci-Fi since they talked a lot about our recent trip to “Star Wars Celebration” in Orlando.  Chris, Joe & Jen have a cool discussion about the trailer and the con and I thought some of you who might not yet be listening to their cool podcast might enjoy checking it out here.  Typically they review the latest Star Wars book, but they also talk about the latest things going on in the world of the films, games, and other cool Star Wars stuff.  Big thanks to them for letting me use their recent show as a guest spot here.  Make sure to go check them out if you haven’t yet.  And check out the vidcast I did covering the con last weekend which can be seen HERE.

I’ll return next week as I look at one of the few remaining TOS episodes I have no covered yet.  Next week it will be the third season episode called, “Is There in Truth No Beauty?” which should be fun to cover.  If you enjoy the podcast, please consider supporting the show via Patreon HERE.  Until then take care and enjoy your week ahead.

Vidcast # 632 – STAR WARS CELEBRATION 2017 – 1704.23

This week I have a special treat for all of you.  It’s a special vidcast covering my trip to “Star Wars Celebration 2017” last weekend in Orlando, Florida.  It was a truly awesome time and especially since I got to meet up with three guys I’ve known for a long time from doing the podcast.  I got to meet Chris Clemente, Joe Mastroianni, and Jeff Jobb.  Make sure to check out the awesome “Star Wars Stacks Podcast” that Chris, Joe, and Jen do covering SW books.  Also my nephew Jacob was down there as well.  There was ton to see and do and really it went by in a blur much too quickly.  But, down below you can get a little taste of it and my thoughts on the show and what we did get to see and experience during the time we were there.  That’s about it for this week.  If you enjoy the vidcast and want to support the podcast, then jump over to Patreon HERE to help support the show.  I really appreciate all the support from everyone over the years.  Next weekend should be a guest podcast.  Until next time enjoy your week and the vidcast!