Podcast # 549 – “Willow” – 1508.02

This week we have a special guest podcast for everyone to enjoy.  Kenny & Chris take over teh show for a little Trek in Fantasy with a look at the very cool & classic film “Willow” from 1988.  I really like this film too and the guys cover it well and share their thoughts and opinions about this dive into fantasy for George Lucas.  Big thanks to them for doing this special show this week.  I will be back next weekend with a round up of the current comics I am reading as well as a look at some classic books you might want to check out too.  Until then take care and enjoy the week ahead.

Podcast # 548 – “Imperfection” – 1507.26

This week a classic style podcast covering some recent geek stuff and a Voyager episode.  I start off with a brief, spoiler-free review of the new “Ant-Man” movie – now out in theaters everywhere.  This is a fun movie much like the “Guardians of the Galaxy” film was last summer.  A very likable and capable cast along with a good story, cool action and a lot of heart.  Go check this one out when you can.  I talk a bit about the recent start of filming for the next Trek film along with a contest to win a walk-on role.  Learn more about that HERE.  I talk a bit about summer TV and then it’s on to the Trek episode.

The Voyager episode “Imperfection” focuses on Seven of Nine and a failure of her Borg implants that is threatening her life.  It’s a solid story and invloves a good portion of the cast – especially Icheb who tries to help Seven survive this problem.  I like this one quite a bit and I comment while playing the audio for all of you to listen along with me.  That about wraps up this week’s podcast.  Next weekend should be a guest spot that is still to be determined.  Until next time, enjoy your week and take care out there.

Podcast # 547 – SD Comic Con Recap – 1507.19

This week I talk a bit about my recent trip to Germany – which was awesome!   And for the main topic I do a little recap of all the cool news, info and trailers we got from this year’s San Diego Comic Con.  It really seemed like a monster year for movie news, clips, previews, and all kinds of new info from the con this year.  I wish I had been there but I go over some of the big highlights and share my thoughts on the podcast this week.  I’m super excited by all that was revealed – including all the TV news & info too.  I cover things like all the comic book related news and the upcoming film, “The Force Awakens.”  So enjoy this look at all the cool stuff we will be watching over the coming year or so.

Next week I will be back with a look at the Voyager episode, “Imperfection” and some other stuff too.  Until then take care enjoy your week ahead.

Podcast # 546 – TREK TECH – 1507.05

This week on the podcast I talk all about technology that was inspired and created based on things originally seen in “Star Trek.”  From communicators, to phasers – a ton of tech was influenced by “Star Trek.”  I first talk about some recent films – like “Terminator Genisys” along with some recent TV shows I’ve been watching too.  Lots to see this summer both at the movies and on the smaller screen.  Please also check out my Patreon pledge page and donate what you can monthly to support the podcast.  Just a couple dollars from each of you per month goes a very long way to help support the podcast.

The main topic this week is all about Trek Tech.  So many items have their roots in Trek – like cell phones, iPads, tricorders, medical beds, Skype and so forth all have examples in Trek that came years prior to their development.  I talk about uncredited designer Wah Ming Chang who designed some of the first props and devices seen on TOS and also created a style and look that is seen to this day in things we use.  I play some clips from Youtube about various pieces of Trek Tech that we use and love everyday.  It’s a fun topic and one I think about a lot since I love both Trek and Tech.

That’s about all for this week.  Next week there won’t be a new show since I will be traveling in Europe.  In two weeks there will be a special guest cast.  Until then take care and keep enjoying the summer!

Podcast # 545 – Summer Skype Chat – 1506.28

This week on the podcast it’s time for our annual Summer Skype chat.  I got together with Kenny, Rick Moyer, and Joe and talked about some of the summer movies out so far and what we thought of them.  We talk quite a bit about things like “Jurassic World” and “Avengers Age of Ultron” and other films too.  Some small spoilers during this cast as we give our views and talk about what other films we are looking forward to as well.  Also, a little bit of discussion on some of the summer TV series we have seen so far this year (some new- some returning).  Always fun to have my friends join in for another fun Skype call.  Enjoy the show everyone and big thanks to Kenny, Rick, and Joe for joining me this time.

Next week I will be here with a special podcast on “Trek Technology” and how it has influenced the gadgets we have these days.  Until then take care and enjoy your week ahead.  Also, Happy Independence Day to all my US listeners and friends.

Podcast # 544 – UMB Cast – Privateer – 1506.21

This week on the podcast guest host Joe is here with an Upper Memory Block podcast he did a few months back about “Wing Commander: Privateer.”  We just decided to do a little cross-promotion this week.  Here are Joe’s original notes about his cast:

Taste Righteous Fire, Blockers!

Welcome to episode 66 where I’ll be discussing the 1993 Origin Systems space trading game, Wing Commander: Privateer.

After some listener emails, we discuss all the usual suspects regarding the two games in the Privateer series.

Watch me play Privateer on YouTube: http://youtu.be/A6hWqvoP12s

Buy Privateer on GoG:
http://www.gog.com/game/wing_commander_privateer?pp=1106a1dda2d680438ecfb0bb70fd479c55a1791f

Buy Privateer on Origin:
https://www.origin.com/en-ca/store/buy/wing-commander-privateer/pc-download/base-game/standard-edition

Buy Privateer 2 on GoG:
http://www.gog.com/game/privateer_2_the_darkening?pp=1106a1dda2d680438ecfb0bb70fd479c55a1791f

Support the show on Patreon:
http://www.patreon.com/umbcast

Big thanks to Joe for allowing me to use his show for this week on TSF.  Next week will be a Skype chat about summer movies, tv, cons, etc.  Don’t forget to check out my Patreon fund raiser HERE and donate if you haven’t already (much appreciated to those already on board).  Take care until next time and Happy Father’s Day to all the geek dads out there!

 

 

Podcast # 543 – “Destiny” – 1506.14

This week we have a classic style TSF podcast for all of you.  First, I chat some about the latest TV and movies I have seen.  I’m going to see “Jurassic World” later on today and excited for that one.  Lots of cool things still coming this summer at the theater and on TV as well – like “Game of Thrones” (which has been nuts lately).  I’m enjoy it all and it’s a great time to be a geek!

Then I cover the third season “Deep Space nine” episode called, “Destiny.”  This basically is about three Cardassian scientists who come to DS9 in order to install a radio relay on the other side of the wormhole but there is a gloom and doom prophecy to deal with too involving Sisko and the Prophets.  It’s a cool episode and it’s always great to get back to the world of DS9 for a rewatch of an episode.

I wrap up the show with a quick look at two Pop! vinyl little action figures from Funco.  I recently dipped my toe into this collectible realm and pick up a Han Solo and Slave Leia figure.  They are pretty cool and I probably will have to buy more now.

That’s all for this week.  Please check out my Patreon fund raising drive HERE and support the show with a small donation per month.  Next week, Joe will be here with a guest spot featuring one of his Upper Memory Block podcasts about vintage games.  That should be a lot of fun!  Take care until next time and enjoy your week.

Podcast # 542 – “When Worlds Collide” – 1506.07

This week our Sci-Fi movie buff Mark is back with a look at one of the original doomsday movie classics – “When Worlds Collide” from 1951.  Here are some words from Mark about this disaster movie classic!

Hello Everybody!
 
This is Mark Daniels from the Great Pacific Northwest.  I’m back this week with the Grandaddy of all doomsday movies.  Before there was “Armageddon” and “Deep Impact”, there was “When Worlds Collide” from 1951.  It stars Richard Derr, Barbara Rush, Peter Hansen and John Hoyt.  This movie is one of the best science fiction movies of the 1950s.  I hope you all enjoy it.
 
Everyone take care…
This is M-5 signing off.
Big thanks again to Mark for covering another true classic from the early years of Sci-Fi films.  I love these movies and Mark does a great job each time he covers one.  Next week I will be back with a look at the DS9 episode, “Destiny.”  Also, please check out my Patreon funding page and if you can make a small donation it would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks for listening and talk to you all again soon.