Podcast # 788 – SWS RPG: Part 2 – 2009.27

Hi Folks! This week we have another “Star Wars Stacks” RPG session for you. This was recorded a few months back for the “Star Wars Stacks” podcast as our intrepid adventurers make their way through a dangerous forest (no Ewoks allowed). Join Chris as the GM and myself (Salunae), Joe (Groz) & Angela (Arnina) as we try to survive on this hostile world!

Next week I will be back with the long promised SF Comedy show. If you want to support the podcast, go to PATREON HERE as a new month is starting. Thanks to all that do that!

Stay safe out there!

Podcast # 787 – Artificial Life – 2009.20

This week I mainly look at movies from the last several years that involve artificial life. Things like androids, replicated humans, synthetics and so on. I find this are and sub-genre fascinating to think about. Some of these films and shows I’ve talked about before, but it’s a cool subject to think about. I also catch up everyone on what TV I’ve been watching and other things I’ve been doing the last couple of weeks.

That’s about it for this week, next week should be a guest cast of some kind. Until next time take care and stay safe out there.

Vidcast # 786 – LIVE 15th Anniversary – 2009.06

I did a LIVE Twitch streaming show for the 15th Anniversary of my podcast. You can view here on Vimeo or on Twitch HERE – your choice. I talked about the Kelvin Universe Trek films, LEGO building and more. Enjoy and thanks for watching and support the show.

Patreon support at this link HERE.

Podcast # 785 – Mark’s Top 10 of the 60’s – 2008.23

Great guest host Mark is back this week with another cool show about his favorite SF films from the 60’s. Here’s what Mark has to say about his most recent show.

Hello Everybody!

This is Mark Daniels from the Great Pacific Northwest.  I’m back this week with another science fiction movie countdown.  This week I’ll be counting down movies from the 1960’s.  My list includes movies featuring time machines, green slime and duplicate Earths.  These movies are my top ten of that decade and are fun to watch.  I hope you all enjoy it! I’ll be back soon with another classic science fiction movie. Until then, take care of yourselves and stay healthy! This is M-5 signing off…

Thanks Mark for another cool and fun show! Next weekend I will be here with my 15th Anniversary LIVE show via Twitch. Look for Ricotrek on Twitch. Show will be Sunday, August 30th at 2pm eastern daylight time. Should be fun! Until next time, stay safe and enjoy your week.

Support the Podcast on PATREON HERE. Big thanks to those that do that!!

Podcast # 784 – PATREON CHAT – 2008.16

This week it’s another fun TSF Patreon supporter chat with friends. I got together with Rick Moyer, Rick Peete, Doug and Quinn. We start off talking “Lower Decks” and everyone gives their thoughts on the first two episodes. Then we move on to talking movies. Who has been able to get to the movies recently and I get an update on the status of theaters in everyone’s area. We wrap up with what everyone has been watching on TV and so on the last few months. Hope you enjoy the chat and thanks to the TSF supporters.

Next week will be a guest podcast with Mark on movies. In two weeks I will have my big 15th Anniversary Live stream cast. Until next time take care and stay safe.

Podcast # 783 – “Lower Decks” & SF Comedy – 2008.09

This week I talk all about the first episode of “Star Trek: Lower Decks” that just started on August 6th on CBS All-Access. I play some clips and discuss what I thought of this first episode of season one. I also talk about what else I’ve been watching and other things going on with me lately. Hope you enjoy this week’s look at the new Trek show and other comedy in SF.

Next week will be a chat with Patreon folks on a few topics. Feel free to donate via PATREON HERE to join those shows.

Until next time, take care, wear your masks and stay safe!

Podcast # 782 – Robots, Replicas, and more – 2008.02

This week, guest host Shawn from “The Rusted Robot” podcast returns with a new guest cast. Here are some notes from Shawn about his latest show:

Who are you? What makes you, you? How do you know if you’re really real? Are we living in a natural world or some kind of a simulation?

This week, we take a deep dive into some rather dense topics. First, we look at the concept of ‘you’ as an individual. Every person you encounter has a different version of who you are in their heads. How do we reconcile all these versions?

Technology is progressing at a rapid pace. Are we heading towards the singularity? Are we there now? Perhaps we are in some type of simulation. Is this the Matrix?

We touch on the concepts of androids, cyborgs and robots. The Turing test is explained. And we touch on the 3 laws of robotics.

Replicas, starring Keanu Reeves is investigated. After a spoiler filled review of the film, we discuss just how possible something like this is.

Replika is a new app. It is your AI chatbox; your new best friend; perhaps your lover. We review the app and talk about some of its features and how it relates to the topic.Cherry 2000 movie review: https://therustedrobot.podbean.com/e/episode-16-the-one-with-the-cherry-on-top/
Spike Jonze’s Her movie review: https://therustedrobot.podbean.com/e/episode-34-spike-jonzes-her-a-siri-ous-story-about-robot-love/
Shawn’s YouTube channel Replika creation link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxEqmllRx7Y

Big thanks to Shawn for the guest show. I also slip in a new music segment from Vartok on the end of this week’s podcast and thank him for that.

I’ll return new weekend with a new show celebrating Trek comedy to commemorate the start of “Star Trek: Lower Decks.” Until next time stay safe, and wear your masks!

Podcast # 781 – Comic Con 2020 @Home – 2007.26

This week it’s all about the virtual Comic Con @Home for 2020. Due to the Covid virus, San Diego Comic Con was sadly cancelled and so they have done a virtual Comic con the past several days. I was going to do a vidcast for this, but decided to just do an audio show. I covered a lot of the Trek talk and panel and other subjects as well. I play some clips from some of the panels and talk about what we have to look forward to for Trek and other things. Fun to be able to get a bit of a taste of Comic Con – even if it was only a virtual event. Go HERE on YouTube for all the panels. I have Comic Con coverage also from past events up on VIMEO HERE too. Enjoy!

That was about it for this week. Next weekend will be a guest cast. Until next time stay safe and enjoy your week!