Vidcast # 532 – Summer Movies 2015 – 1503.29

This week I have a special vidcast up on Vimeo now for all of you covering about 10 of the coolest genre films coming out between May and August of this year.  I’m super excited for the upcoming summer movie season and I think it’s going to be a blast again at the movies.  I love watching films in a theater full of people and love the atmosphere of the experience.  I hope you enjoy this brief look at some of these movies and I hope this gets you as excited as I am to see all this cool stuff in the months ahead.  Enjoy the vidcast and take until next time!

Podcast # 531 – Supergirl – 1503.22

This week on the podcast Meds is guesting and looking at the movie “Supergirl” from way back in 1984.  I like this film a lot and I’m glad he got to cover it for all of us.  Starring a very young Helen Slater this movie is just very sweet and charming in many ways.  While it might not be the best film ever there is a lot to enjoy here.  I hope this podcast from Meds will encourage many of you to check it out that may never have seen this especially since next fall we will have a new “Supergirl” TV series on CBS which should be fun.  Big thanks to Meds for this guest spot and make sure to check out his “Waffle On Podcast” sometime too.  Take care this week and I will be back next week with a special vidcast on the upcoming summer movie season.  Talk to you again then.

Podcast # 530 – Harlan Ellison – 1503.15

This week the main topic is legendary writer Harlan Ellison.  I first talk some about Sci-Fi news and the latest happenings on TV and at the movies.  I discuss the recent “Star Wars” film announcements as well as the recent Trek news too before moving on to the main topic.  I’ve enjoyed the writings of Harlan Ellison for a very long time.  I first learned about him due to the TOS episode, “City on the Edge of Forever” – which of course is famous in that Harlan’s script and story were rewritten and he never liked what they did to his tale even though it won several awards including a Hugo.  Check out the new comic version of Harlan’s original story right HERE for that famous episode.  I began reading his short story books in college mainly and loved his crazy imagination.  I enjoyed his commentaries such as “Ellison is Watching” which you can find on his Youtube channel now.  He has an amazing body of work and continues to write and work to this day even though he suffered a stroke last fall.  I urge everyone to pick up one of his short story collections and read what Harlan has to say.  He is never shy with his very informed opinion and that’s what makes him so special.  I play a few clips of Harlan on the podcast including part of his reading of one of his most famous stores.  Hope you enjoy this week’s cast.  Next week Meds will be guesting with a look at the 80’s film of “Supergirl” starring Helen Slater.  Until then take care and enjoy the week ahead.

Podcast # 529 – “Earth vs. The Flying Saucers” – 1503.08

This week Mark is back looking at a classic Sci-Fi film from the past.  This time it’s the 1956 movie, “Earth vs. The Flying Saucers” for the podcast.  Here are some words from Mark himself about his most recent show.

Hello Everybody!  
This is Mark Daniels from the Great Pacific Northwest.  I’m back this week with another classic science fiction movie.  This week I’m going to take a look at one of the best Sci Fi B-movies of the 1950s.  It’s The Earth vs. The Flying Saucers from 1956; starring Hugh Marlowe and Joan Taylor.  It’s one of Ray Harryhausen’s early movies.  It’s a fun movie and definitely worth watching.  I hope you all enjoy it.
This is M-5 signing of…
Thanks again to Mark for another fun, classic SF movie review.  I’ve embedded the movie down below too for your viewing pleasure.  I will be back next week with a look at the author Harlan Ellison.  Until then take care and enjoy your week ahead.

Podcast # 528 – Leonard Nimoy – 1503.01

This week’s podcast is mainly a tribute to the late Leonard Nimoy who passed away a couple of days ago.  I grew up watching his portrayal of Mr. Spock and it shaped my life greatly.  I comment about what he meant to me and play various audio comments from fans and some famous folks too as they react to his passing.  Leonard was really an amazing man and left a mark on the world that won’t be forgotten.  He will truly be missed.  I also briefly cover the TOS episode, “Patterns of Force” with a different type of look at a Trek episode.  Thanks for the audio and written comments everyone has sent in for this show.  Make sure to check out my tribute video below here to Leonard.  Next weekend Mark will be here with a look at another classic Sci-Fi film of yesteryear.  Until, live long and prosper!

Podcast # 527 – The World of J.R.R. Tolkien – 1502.22

On this week’s podcast guest hosts Chris and his friend Dave cover the monster sized topic of the World of J.R.R. Tolkien.  They discuss of course the many classic fantasy books by this amazing author, the films and a variety of Tolkien related topics for all of you.  A very interesting discussion from some knowledgeable guys on this master storyteller.  Thanks to Chris & Dave for doing a very cool guest cast this week.  I will return next week with a look at a TOS episode called, “Patterns of Force.”  Until then, take care and stay warm wherever you happen to be.

Podcast # 526 – “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” – 1502.15

This week we have our second ‘Potter Podcast’ with Kenny and I looking at the second book and film in the series – “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.”  We talk about many aspects of this production covering the entire story and how the book and movie differ in some places.  We really go into a lot of detail in the podcast and I hope everyone enjoys listening to this show.  It’s a long podcast, so you might want to break up listening to it into a couple sessions.  Really great talking about this with Kenny again and expect us back in the near future for the third entry in this great series.  Next week Chris and his friend Dave will be here with a look into the world of Tolkien.  Until then, enjoy your week ahead and stay warm out there!

Podcast # 525 – “Robinson Crusoe on Mars” – 1502.08

This week we have Mark back with another classic Sci-Fi film to look at for us.  This time out it’s the 1964 film, “Robinson Crusoe on Mars.”  This is a really cool movie and one I always enjoyed a lot.  Here are a few words from Mark on his most recent classic film podcast.

Hello Everyone!  
It’s Mark Daniels for the Great Pacific Northwest.  I’m back this week with a special request from Pete Foltz a.k.a. Bromptonboy on the forum.  Today’s treasure is from 1964,  It’s “Robinson Crusoe on Mars.”  It stars Paul Mantee, Victor Lundin and Adam West.  This is truly a classic science fiction movie!  I hope you enjoy it.  I’ll be back soon with another classic science fiction.  
Take care everyone.  
This is M-5 signing off…..
Thanks again Mark for another super cool podcast.  I ureg everyone to check out this movie and the classics of Sci-Fi Mark has covered – especially if you have never seen these classic films.  Next week Kenny and I return with the next look in the the world of Harry Potter with our podcast covering “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.”  Until, then take care and enjoy the week ahead.