Podcast # 509 – “Outlander” – 1410.19

This week’s podcast features guests Rick & Amy Moyer along with Michelle Lambaria (Jen from the Anomaly Podcast’s sister). They take the center seat to discuss the new Starz TV series, “Outlander.”  I haven’t had a chance to catch this series yet, but they are making me want to go watch it very soon.  Here are some words from Mr. Moyer about this week’s podcast:

Join Rick & Amy Moyer with their special guest Michelle Lambaria (Jen, from the anomaly podcast’s sister) as they discuss the Ron Moore (producer of the re-imagined BSG, and writer/producer on Star Trek TNG) produced Starz show “OUTLANDER”  They also discuss why they like the book series by Diana Gabaldon.  The basic premise of the Science Fiction/Fantasy series is discussed as well as the adult nature of the program and books.  Music from Bear McCreary is played (the theme song) and there is a lot of laughter.  Outlander airs on STARZ and has just finished half of the first season.  The show has been renewed for next season as well. Enjoy!

Big thanks to Rick, Amy, and Michelle for doing the show this week.  I will be back next weekend with a Halloween themed podcast covering the 1959 Vincent Price film, “House on Haunted Hill.”  Until then take care and enjoy your week ahead.

Podcast # 508 – AUSTIN COMIC CON 2014 – 1410.12

This week I have a very special treat for everyone. I was down in Austin, Texas last weekend for the annual Wizard World Austin Comic Con (the same con I went to last year).  And again got to hang out with all my good friends from the Anomaly Podcast.  It was great seeing Jen, Angela, Jim, Kasey, Sith-Jen, and meeting Noah.  We all had a fantastic time and got to cosplay, walk the con, take lots of pictures and basically act a bit like a rock star for three days.  The event was on October 2-4 in Austin.  Had some good food, laughs, great conversation, and just too much fun.  So much so, I think we all got very little sleep.  But, it was very worth it.  So, check out the video below and follow me on Vimeo as I will be putting more stuff up over the next few weeks from the con.  I also put up a very short audio snippet this week to in order to direct everyone to the video.  Enjoy everyone and I really hope to do it again next year too!

Podcast # 507 – “The Zanti Misfits” – 1410.05

This week while I was away at Austin Comic Con with the Anomaly Team, Mark sat in the center seat to discuss a classic episode from “The Outer Limits” called “The Zanti Misfits.”  This is a cool episode and Mark does his usual excellent coverage of the show.  Here are some words from the man himself about his most recent guest podcast.

Hello Everybody!  This is Mark Daniels from the Great Pacific Northwest!  I’m back this week with more ants.  This time, the ants are from outer space.  I’m going to take a look the one of my favorite episodes from The Outer Limits.  The Zanti Misfits.  It’s got a great story and a young Bruce Dern.  Check it out on Netflix or Hulu.  You won’t be disappointed.
Thanks Rico!
Everyone have great week!
This is M-5 signing off…
Thanks again Mark. I’m just back from Austin and I’ll be doing a big, vidcast next weekend covering all the fun and shenanigans. I had a ton of fun again and can’t wait to tell you (and show you) all about it.  Until next time take care.

Podcast # 506 – Fall 2014 TV Preview – 1409.28

This week on the podcast I preview all the cool, new genre series coming to TV this fall.  I start off with some news such as maybe William Shatner & Leonard Nimoy both have a small role in the next Trek film.  Learn more about this HERE.  I also talk about some recent “Star Wars” filming sightings and more too.  Then it’s on to the main topic.

I always get excited at this time of year for all the new TV shows.  This year we are getting quite a handful in the geeky, genre category.  I take a look at several of them.  A couple of these have already started and some will start in October.  I talk about show like:  “The Flash” on the CW, “Gotham” on Fox, “Star Wars Rebels” on Disney XD, “Constantine” on NBC and a few more.  I also cover some returning favorites too.  Lots of great stuff to watch and I still enjoy the weekly TV format and like having a new episode to see each week (I’m not a binge TV watcher).  I hope everyone enjoys this look at the new season on TV and my comments.

Next weekend Mark will be here with a look at an episode of “The Outer Limits” called “The Zanti Misfits.”  I will return in two weeks with a vidcast all about this year’s “Austin Comic Con” that I will be attending this coming weekend.  Should be a blast!  Take care everyone and enjoy your week ahead.

Podcast # 505 – “Mass Effect” – 1409.21

This week we have another great guest podcast for everyone.  Guest hosts Chris & Jen cover the “Mass Effect” series of video games.  I’m a gamer, but I’ve actually never played any of this series of games – yet.  But I have a feeling after listening to Chris & Jen talk about them that I will have to play them.  They cover the games, the story, what they like and so forth.  So, strap in an listen to this cool show.  And make sure to check out their other podcasts like the “Star Wars Stacks Podcast” and the “Anomaly Podcast” too – both are super duper!

I will be here next week with a vidcast on the upcoming TV season and what we have to watch on TV this year.  Take care until then and enjoy the week ahead everyone!

Podcast # 504 – “Elaan of Troyius” – 1409.14

This week I’m back with a classic style podcast covering a third season TOS episode.  The episode is called “Elaan of Troyius” and is an interesting tale of love and sacrifice aboard the Enterprise with some cool guest stars too.  First off, I chat a little about what I have been doing lately and some of the geeky things I have been watching.  My movie going has slowed a bit as I’ve been working on my house a lot over the last month of so.  I talk about a great new Trek web series called the “Red Shirt Diaries” that everyone should make sure to check out soon.  I also mention a cool Trek website with some info and picture of deleted TOS scenes called “Star Trek History” you should check out too.  Then it’s on to the main topic for this week.

The episode “Elaan of Troyius” is not the best of Trek but still has some interesting and fun moments in it.  The story revolves around Elaan who is to marry a man on a planet they are at war with in order to make peace (sort of a Helen of Troy story).  Of course, the Enterprise and her crew become involved and Kirk falls under Elaan’s love spell from her tears.  I cover the show with some clips and behind the scenes info too.  I enjoyed watching this episode again and hope you liked my coverage of the show.

Next weekend, the team of Jen & Chris will be here covering the “Mass Effect” video game series.  Until then take care and enjoy your week ahead.

Podcast # 503 – Movie Robots – 1409.07

This week we have some new guest hosts for all of you to enjoy.  Shawn & Brigitte from “The Rusted Robot Podcast” are to cover their favorite subject – robots!  Specifically they are covering some classic movie robots that we all know and love.  Here are some words from our guest hosts on their guest podcast.

This week the podcast is back, and hosted by Shawn and Brigitte Vanderloo, from The Rusted Robot Podcast.  Listen in as they take you
through the exciting worlds of their favorite movie robots.  Count down with them, and see how many of your favorites made their list!
These guys are robot experts: they have the number 1 rated, robot-related podcast in North Eastern Ontario!
I know everyone will enjoy this special cast this week and make sure to check out Shawn & Brigitte’s own podcast right HERE too.  I will be back next weekend with a look at the TOS episode, “Elaan of Troyius.”  Until then take care and enjoy your week ahead.

Podcast # 502 – 9th Anniversary Live Show – 1408.31

This week, I did my annual Live Anniversary show to celebrate my 9th year doing “Treks in Sci-Fi.”  I streamed the show via UStream and unfortunately didn’t hit the video record button until about halfway through the show. So if you were watching live you got to see it all, but UStream will only have about half of the show HERE for a limited time.  But, I did record the audio for the entire show, so at least we have that and that is what will be in the normal podcast feed.  I decided to talk about comics and conventions on this episode.  I cover some of the recent comics I have been enjoying and some of the cool recent comic book films – like the awesome “Guardians of the Galaxy” movie that everyone needs to go see.  I also talk about the upcoming Austin Comic Con that I will be attending again this year with my friends from the Anomaly Podcast during the first weekend of October. I showed off my new costume for the con and also talked about costuming and cosplay a little too.  Cosplay Sky is a great place to get costumes from many properties or you can make your own too.  In any case, get out to a con, dress up and have some fun!  I also showed off my cool new Black Widow Hot Toys action figure.  It’s very cool and you can see more about it HERE.  I also did a little chair dancing and jammed to some cool music near the end of the show.  I wish more people had been around in the chat but congrats to the contest winner.

Again, thanks for the support for the past nine years.  You can support the podcast by making a donation HERE and leaving an iTunes review too.  Next week, Shawn and Brigitte will be here for a look at Movie Robots – which should be a lot of fun.  Until next time, take care everyone.