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!

You can support the podcast at Patreon HERE.  

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!


Podcast # 646 – “The Darkness and the Light” – 1708.13

This week it’s a classic style podcast with a Trek episode and a collectible review.  I start off talking about some recent movies and TV I have been watching – like the very good “Atomic Blonde” movie and also a little on “The Dark Tower” movie too.  I cover some of the TV watching I’m doing like “Game of Thrones” and then it’s on to the Trek episode.

This week I cover a fifth season DS9 episode called “The Darkness and the Light.”  This is a Kira focused episode mainly about someone from her past killing off friends of her that were in the resistance together.  It’s an interesting story and told well.  It touches on what one sometimes does in war times and the consequences of the actions you might take during that time.  I like this one a lot.

I finish up the podcast giving a brief review of a recent collectible review.  It’s the Hasbro made Thor hammer collectible in the Marvel Legends line.  It’s a cool prop and has some special features too.  I’m slowly getting several cool Avenger type props to add to my collection.  You can find this HERE on Amazon if you are interested.

Feel free to donate to the podcast via Patreon HERE and next week there will be a guest podcast with Jedi Jeff covering ships once again.  I’ll be back in two weeks and until then take care and enjoy the summer weather!

Podcast # 645 – “A Final Unity” – 1708.06

This week I have a special guest show for everyone.  It’s by my good friend Joe Mastroianni of the Upper Memory Block Podcast (or UMB Cast).  A few months ago he covered one of the best “Star Trek” games ever made.  The classic TNG game, “A Final Unity.”  I played this game back in the day and really enjoyed it.  Joe first released this show to celebrate his 100th UMB Cast.  Congrats on that and if you like this podcast make sure to go subscribe to Joe’s show and check him out on Patreon too right HERE.  Thanks Joe for the guest spot to use on TSF.

Next week I will be back with a look at the 5th season DS9 episode called, “The Darkness and the Light.”  You can support the TSF Podcast HERE on Patreon too.  Until next time take and enjoy your week.

Podcast # 644 – “Star Trek: The Animated Series” – 1707.30

This week I’m back doing a podcast after being gone for a few weeks.  I talk about the new “Valerian” film, all the stuff that we saw at San Diego Comic Con online last weekend, and the main topic talking about the Animated Trek series.  I cover some recent other films I’ve seen and give my comments on the trailers, the “Star Trek: Discovery” news and other things we learned from last weekend’s Comic Con.  Then it’s on to the main topic.

The animated Trek series holds a special place for me as it was really the first “new” Trek I saw back in the day when it was airing after watching TOS reruns for a few years.  This was the first taste of new Trek and it had just about all the talent, actors, writers, and so on that the original series had going for it.  There are some real gems in the short 22 episode, two season run.  I give some background and talk about some of the behind the scenes stuff along with playing some audio clips too.  I hope you enjoy this look back at this important piece of Trek history.

That’s about it for this week.  Next week there will be a guest cast for you and until next time take care and enjoy your week.