Vidcast # 595 – “Star Trek Beyond” – 1607.25

This week it’s the big vidcast discussing the new Trek film, “Star Trek Beyond.”  I also had set a mini-goal for myself to have my new vidcast bridge set built and up for this – and I succeeded in that.  Big thanks to those that supported this effort via Patreon – you guys rock!  For the vidcast I talk some about all the cool news coming out of Comic Con this weekend – including a brief discussion and look at the 2017 Trek series, “Star Trek: Discovery.”  But the main topic is talking about the new Trek movie.

I very much enjoyed “Star Trek Beyond.”  I think it’s a very solid, fun, dramatic, and great summer Trek movie.  It has all the elements I want from a Trek film and I give a nearly spoiler free review of the movie.  I also get several video comments form you guys too – so thanks for those, I appreciate it a lot.  Again, this is a cool movie and I urge you to see it as soon as you can.

That’s about it for this time.  A new guest host will be here next week named Dave who will cover the legend of King Arthur in the first part of a two-part series he is doing for the podcast.  Until next time take care and go see Beyond!


Podcast # 594 – “The Day the Earth Stood Still” – 1607.17

This week on the podcast Mark review and discusses a truly classic Sci-Fi film from 1951 called “The Day the Earth Stood Still.”  Here are some words from the man himself on this great movie.

Hello Everybody!
This is Mark Daniels from the Great Pacific Northwest.  I’m back this week with another classic science fiction movie.  Today’s movie is one of the best science fiction movies of all time.  It’s The Day the Earth Stood Still.  It stars Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal and Hugh Marlowe.  This is a great movie and I hope everyone enjoys the podcast.  Remember these three word:  Klatuu Barada Nikto!  
I’ll be back soon with another classic science fiction movie.
Everyone take care…
This is M-5 signing off…


Great show about a great film.  Thanks much Mark for another cool guest spot.

I will be back next week with a vidcast on “Star Trek Beyond.”  Make sure to send me your short video reviews of the film for the show.  Until then, take care and have a great week!

Podcast # 593 – Recent Trek Film Music – 1607.10

I like movie music a lot – and Trek film music especially.  This week’s podcast covers the music of the last two Trek films and a little from “Star Trek Beyond” which premiere’s in just two weeks.  I start off talking about some recent Trek movie news, the “Sulu” controversy, and a few other items before getting to the main event.  The music of Michael Giacchino from the recent Trek movies is really great I think and I talk about the films, his music and play several selections from the soundtracks.  I think a great soundtrack can really make a movie special and very memorable.  It was fun to record this show and play some of this great music along with talking about (and playing) the new Rihanna song “Sledgehammer” that will be in the new film (probably during the credits).

I finish up the podcast with a quick look at the Batgirl Premium format statue I recently got from Sideshow Toys.  It’s an amazing piece, has a great application of pain and color, and I just love it.  Check out the picture below.  I think Sideshow might have sold out of this piece now, but you can try eBay.

That about wraps up things for this show.  Next week Mark will be here for a look at the classic film, “The Day the Earth Stood Still” from the 1950’s.  I’ll be back in two weeks for the big video podcast about “Star Trek Beyond.”  Be sure to send me a short video with your thoughts on the movie after you see it.  Take care until next time and enjoy your week.

Podcast # 592 – “Fallen Hero” – 1606.26

I’m back!  After a few weeks away, I’m back with a new classic style show.  I start off talking about my son’s recent wedding and all the things I’ve been doing the last few weeks – including continuing to work on my Trek set project for the show.  Then I give my views and opinions about the new Trek Fan Film rules put out by CBS/Paramount.  These rules are basically going to kill Trek fan films and I’m sad about that unless a compromise can be found.  Then I move on to the Trek episode commentary on the Enterprise episode, “Fallen Hero.”  I like this episode a lot and it focuses on a Vulcan diplomat and hero of T’Pol’s that comes aboard the ship.  Lots of good stuff in this episode and a great guest star too.

I wrap up the show with some brief comments on two new collectibles.  I got a Spock action figure from Mezcotoyz that is very cool and a Bluetooth enabled Communicator from The Wand Company.  Both great items and I’ve linked them here in the notes.  That’s about all for this time.  Next week will be a guest spot.  Until next time, enjoy your week and take care out there.

Podcast # 591 – “The Man From Planet X” – 1606.19

This week Mark is back with another classic Sci-Fi film to review and cover.  Here are some words from the man himself on this classic Sci-Fi tale:

Happy Father’s Day Everybody!
This is Mark Daniels from the Great Pacific Northwest.  I’m back this week with another classic science fiction movie.  Today I’m going to look at a classic sci-fi B-movie.  It’s “The Man from Planet X”  from 1951.  It stars Robert Clarke, Margaret Field and William Schallert.  It’s the first alien invasion movie of the 1950s.  It’s a fun movie and I hope you all enjoy it.
Take care everyone…
This is M-5 signing off…
Big thanks for Mark for filling in this week with a another cool guest podcast.  I will be back finally next week with a look at the Enterprise episode, “Fallen Hero.”  Until then take care and enjoy your week ahead.


Podcast # 590 – The Year 1977 – 1606.05

This week on the podcast I do another show looking back at a select year in genre movies & TV – this time it’s the year 1977.  Most know this was a huge year due to the release of the first “Star Wars” movie (over 39 years ago now).  But many other cool & fun Sci-Fi and fantasy films and TV shows came out that year as well.  I talk at the start of the show about my set building thanks to the Patreon support for the podcast.  I also talk a bit about the recent controversy about “Rogue One” reshoots (or additional shoots).  Then I talk about the main topic and cover several key films and TV shows from the year 1977.  This year means a lot to me and I know many others since it began the “Star Wars” saga.  I hope you enjoy this podcast looking abck at this amazing year in the genre.

Next week there won’t be a podcast as my older son is getting married.  Mark will be here in two weeks with a look at the film, “The Man From Planet X” and I will be back the last weekend of this month to look at the Enterprise episode, “Fallen Hero.”  Until then take care and enjoy the nice summer weather.

Podcast # 589 – “The Omega Glory” – 1605.30

This week a classic show for Memorial Day with a look at the TOS episode called, “The Omega Glory.”  This is a good episode and one appropriate for the holiday in a way.  I first talk about the “X-Men Apocalypse” film and give a short, spoiler-free review of the movie.  I liked it and talk a little about my love for the X-Men comics that I’ve read for many years.  Then I talk a bit about my recent Patreon Phase II project as I build the next part of my set and I also talk about some of the recent TV season as well.  Then I get into discussing the Trek episode and play several clips from the show.  There are some nice meanings and messages in this episode and I’ve come to enjoy it more over the years even though it wasn’t a favorite of mine growing up watching it in reruns.  I finish off the show talking about upcoming podcasts and a few other geeky topics.  Hope everyone enjoyed the podcast this week.  Have a great week!

Podcast # 588 – Beyond Trek – 1605.22

A short minicast for this week as I discuss the brand new “Star Trek Beyond” movie trailer (movie is exactly two months away now).  I also talk about the big fan event that happened out in California last Friday night on the Paramount lot.  Lots of great Trek stuff going on and I had to talk about it this week.  Enjoy this short show and make sure to check out my recent videos over on my Vimeo site and also visit my Patreon support page as well.  Thanks for listening and talk to you next week when I will be covering the TOS episode called, “The Omega Glory.”  Until then enjoy your week.