Vidcast # 585 – Trek Fan Films – 1605.01

This week I did another vidcast covering “Star Trek” fan films (down below).  There are many out there on Youtube and Vimeo and other places too – lots to enjoy for the Trek fan.  I cover some of the big entries like “Star Trek: Continues” and “Star Trek: New Voyages” as well as several other productions that are made by fans for the fans.  I also talk about the Axanar lawsuit and much more.  So, sit back and enjoy this newest look at the wonder Trek fan films sweeping the internet.  Enjoy the show everyone!


Podcast # 584 – SW Stacks Joint Show – 1604.24

This week we have a special joint podcast with Chris & Jen from the Star Wars Stacks podcast along with our good friend Bryan.  We talk about a variety of subjects such as the Blu-Ray release of “The Force Awakens” and the extra bonus features on the sets.  We also cover some of the highlights from season two of the “Rebels” TV show.  There are a few slight spoilers if you are not caught up on these things.  We even talk a little Trek and other subjects too.  It’s a real fun chat and I hope you enjoy it.  I will be back next weekend with a special vidcast all about the Trek fan films – which is getting a lot of discussion these days.  Until then take care and enjoy your week.

Podcast # 583 – Silent Running – 1604.17

This week Mark covers another classic Sci-Fi film called “Silent Running” from 1972.  I love this movie and glad Mark covered it.  Here are some words from the man himself about this cool film.

What’s happening 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 take a look at the sci-fi cult classic, “Silent Running.”  It stars Bruce Dern and two robots.  Those of us of a certain age will remember this movie.  It’s a great movie and I even toss in some Joan Baez at the end of the podcast.  I hope you enjoy it!
Thanks Rico!
This is M-5 signing off…
Big thanks again to Mark for talking about this cool movie.  Next week will be a special cast with a “Star Wars Stacks” cross-over podcast with several of us discussing season two of “Rebels” and other topics.  Until next time enjoy the week ahead.

Podcast # 582 – Ralph Bakshi – 1604.10

This week I look at a movie maker who mainly worked in the 70’s and 80’s named Ralph Bakshi.  He did a number of animated and animated with live action films that I have enjoyed over the years.  I talk about his early days and cover many of the films he is famous for on the podcast this week.  I also talk briefly about the “Rogue One” movie trailer as well as some recent TV I’m enjoying.  I hope you like this different and fun podcast for this week with a look at a very unique film maker.  Next week Mark will be here with a look at the classic Sci-Fi film, “Silent Running.”  Until then take care and then Spring!

Podcast # 581 – Records – 1604.03

A short mini-cast style show this week as I briefly discuss the vinyl Trek records on the 1970’s.  I play one story record for you called, “In Vino Veritas” that has a fun little story about telling the truth.  You can learn more about all the Trek records out there at this site HERE.  I hope you enjoyed this brief look at Trek records.  I’ll be back next week to look at the films of Ralph Bakshi.  Until then take care and enjoy your week.

Podcast # 580 – “Night” – 1603.27

This week is a classic style show covering a Voyager episode I like a lot.  First off, I do a brief and spoiler-free review of the new “Batman vs Superman” movie that just came out.  I like it pretty much, although a few things I would have liked a bit different.  I also talk about my new computer build I’ve been doing the last few days and I recorded my first podcast on with this show.  Then it’s on to the main topic.

The Voyager episode “Night” is the first one for season 5 and it’s a good one I think.  The ship enters a void in space with no stars visible for thousands of light years.  It starts to take it’s toll on the crew and is an interesting study on Janeway and the entire group.  Really a cool episode and I cover it with commentary as I play the episode in the background.  Good stuff!

Next week will be a guest cast of some type.  Until then take care and enjoy your week ahead!

Podcast # 579 – Harry Gregson-Williams – 1603.20

This week Vartok does another cool, music-filled podcast as he looks at the work of Harry Gregson-Williams.  Here are some notes from Vartok about this composer.

Harry Gregson-Williams is a British born composer, orchestrator, conductor, and music producer who is now an A-list Hollywood composer with over 60 films to his credit.  He mentored under Hans Zimmer at Remote Control Productions.  Since then he has collaborated with directors Tony & Ridley Scott, Ben Affleck, Joel Schumacher, Andrew Adamson and many more.  Vartok covers Harry’s early years to the present providing interesting sound clips from the composer and samples of his fantastic music.

Big thanks again to Vartok for another fantastic musical podcast!  I will be back next weekend with a look at the Voyager episode, “Night.”  Until then take care and enjoy the week ahead.


Podcast # 578 – Genre TV Shows – 1603.13

This week after a skip week due to just coming back from China I cover some of my current favorite genre related TV shows currently airing.  I first talk some about the “Star Trek” music concert I saw last night called “The Ultimate Voyage” – which was fantastic!  I also briefly talk about my recent week in China and a few other topics.  Then it is on to the main subject for the week.

I love the current state of genre television shows.  There is almost too much to keep up with.  The superhero & comic books shows are all excellent (and all recently renewed for another season as well).  I run down about 7-8 series that I tune in on each week and give you some of my thoughts on each.  I talk about the cast, stories and overall feel of each show.  I had a fun time this week on the podcast I hope this gets a few of you to try some of these shows out as well.  Really some great stuff on air right now.  That’s it for this week.  Next week Vartok will be here with a special music podcast.  Until then take care and enjoy your week.