Podcast # 654 – “The Last Jedi” Trailer & More – 1710.15

This week I’m back with a shorter than normal podcast.  I wanted to touch on the latest TV show stuff that is going on.  There are a ton of shows to cover and  I run down the list fast & furiously (LOL).  I also wanted to comment on the big, new trailer to “The Last Jedi.”  This is just the second bit of trailer footage from the film we have gotten so far – and it’s great looking!  Super excited for this and glad I have my tickets in hand now for this cool movie coming in just exactly two months!

That’s all for this week.  Just a quick round up on things and what’s new in the world of geekdom.  Please support the podcast at Patreon HERE if you enjoy it each week.  Next week will be a guest cast and in two weeks there will be a special Halloween vidcast.  Enjoy your week!

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Podcast # 653 – “The Orville” & more – 1710.08

This week I’m back doing a solo show talking about all the cool new “Trek” shows on TV.  Specifically “The Orville” on FOX and more on “Star Trek: Discovery” as well as even more geeky goodness.  I start out this week talking about the new “Blade Runner 2049” film and how much I love that world and the original film (hint – I like this new movie a lot too).  The world of “Blade Runner” is fascinating to me and it was great to be back in it.  I comment about more on “Star Trek: Discovery” which is turning into a very interesting show.  Then it’s on to the main topic.

“The Orville” at first seemed like it was going to be just a Trek-like comedy but it’s quickly turning into much more than that.  Seth MacFarlane is adding in some real drama and messages to his stories.  I like the cast and characters and this is turning out to be a cool new show.  I play a few clips, talk about the characters and give you my thoughts on the show so far.  Hope you enjoy it.

That’s about it for this week.  Most likely there will be a guest host next week.  To support the podcast go to PATREON HERE and that would be really, really cool and awesome of you!  Take care until next time and enjoy your week.

Podcast # 652 – “STAR TREK: DISCOVERY” – 1709.26


After over 12 long years (and over 650 TSF podcasts), “STAR TREK” is back!  I got together just last night with some good friends to talk about the first two episodes of the new “Star Trek: Discovery” TV series.  This seventh Trek series (counting the animated series) is set about 10 years prior to the original series and is quite different than any previous Trek we have ever seen.  There are some spoilers in this discussion – so you have been warned.  I want to give a big thanks to:  Will, Joe, Shawn, Rick & Amy Moyer, and Jen & Angela for joining me for a great chat.  We each give our impressions and feelings about this new series and we even talk some about the whole pay to watch, All-Access thing as well.  Really a fun discussion and I hope you enjoy listening.  I hope to do a few more of these during this first season of Discovery.  So, sit back and enjoy the podcast. 

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Podcast # 651 – “Lifeforce” – 1709.17

This week our classic, Sci-Fi film buff Mark is back with a look at the film “Lifeforce” from 1985.  This is a pretty unique and unusual film and I’m glad that Mark took the time to review this one for us.  Here are some words from Mark about this cult classic.

Hello Everybody!
This is Mark Daniels from the Great Pacific Northwest.  I’m back this week with another classic science fiction movie.  Today’s podcast dedicated to Tobe Hooper.  Today’s movie is “Lifeforce” from 1985.  It stars Steve Railsback, Peter Firth, Frank Finlay and Mathilda May.  It’s a great movie!  It’s starts off as an alien movie, then shifts gears to a vampire movie then ends up as a zombie movie.  This movie is one of my guilty pleasure.  I hope everyone enjoys it.
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 another great show.  I will be back next week a day or two later than normal with a Skype cast covering the premiere of “Star Trek: Discovery.”  Really looking forward to seeing the newest Trek show and first new “TV Trek” in about 12 years.  Until next time take care and enjoy your week.

Podcast # 650 – “Flash Gordon” – 1709.10

This week I look at a true cult clasic from 1980, the film “Flash Gordon.”  This is just a real fun movie and I think we all could use something to watch like this right about now.  I also cover the contest entries for the two contests announced on last week’s Facebook live anniversary show and randomly pick the winners for each contest too.  Congrats to the winners and thanks to all that entered the contest too.  First up, I talk about some recent TV and other things I’ve been doing before moving on to the film.

“Flash Gordon” is a campy, crazy classic Sci-fantasy type of film and has an amazing soundtrack too.  I really love this movie and it’s always fun to watch.  I mainly talk about the behind the scenes stuff, casting and other details along with some clips as well.  This is a cool film and if you never have seen it you deserve to give it a look.  I think you will really enjoy it.

That’s it for this time folks.  Next week is a guest cast and to all my friends down south, stay safe and dry.  Talk to you again soon and enjoy your week.

Vidcast # 649 – 12th TSF Anniversary LIVE Show – 1709.03

I recorded a LIVE show via Facebook Live today to celebrate the 12th Anniversary of Treks in Sci-Fi.  Yep, I started the podcast way back in 2005 when the world was fresh and good (sorry, couldn’t help myself).  Anyway, had a few technical hurdles to set up and get past to do this show, but I think it’s a fun one.  I mainly talk about two new fall TV shows (“The Orville” and “Star Trek: Discovery”) along with reminiscing about the 12 years of doing the podcast.  I’ve met a lot of great folks along way the way and hope to meet many more of you too in the future.  If you want to support the podcast, you can do that over at Patreon HERE.  Anyway, the vidcast is on Facebook and saved below for you convenience.  Don’t forget to enter the two contests before the end of Saturday, Sept. 9th for some cool prizes.  Enjoy the vidcast!

Podcast # 648 – Summer Movie Wrap Up – 1708.27

This week on the podcast I rundown most of the summer movies I saw the past few months and share my thoughts on them.  First, I talk a little about my new TV hardware purchase and how I finally have made the leap to 4K viewing for my home theater.  It’s pretty cool and exciting and I’m really looking forward to watching the new Trek series this way.  Then it’s on to the movie talk.

I go over about 8-10 films or so that I saw over the summer.  Most of them were really good and did well at the box office too.  From the usual comic book movie fare to some non-Sci-Fi films I enjoyed too – I cover a lot of ground and give you my thoughts.  I’ve talked about some of these before, but this is a look at the summer films all at once.  Hope you enjoy my comments and maybe it will make you excited to check some of these out that you might have missed.

I finish off the podcast talking about next weekend’s 12 Anniversary podcast for Treks in Sci-Fi.  I started it way back in 2005 when Trek had gone off the air.  Now, it’s 12 long years later and I’m still podcasting and Trek is coming back!  Exciting times.  The LIVE anniversary show will be on Sunday, Sept. 3rd at probably 2pm eastern daylight time.  I will post links to it when we get closer.  It should be fun and I hope many of you can make it.  Until then take care and enjoy your week!

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Podcast # 647 – Discovery Ships & More – 1708.20

This week our resident ship expert Jedi Jeff is back with a brand new ship show.  This time Jeff talks about the cool, new ships from “Star Trek: Discovery.”  Get the lowdown before the show starts next month.  He also talks a bit about a “Voyager” ship and some on his Megablocks Trek sets.  Join Jeff for a cool discussion on Trek ships and I thank him once again for guesting on the podcast.

I will be back next week with a rundown on the summer movies I saw and my overall take on them.  Until then take care and enjoy your week!