Podcast # 708 – Animation – 1812.02

A somewhat shorter podcast this week instead of a guest cast where I cover the history of animation for “Star Wars” and “Star Trek” too.  With all the new series coming I thought it was time to do sort of a round up on this topic.  I mainly cover “Star Wars” cartoons and animation as it has the most series and work so far.  I go over all the series briefly but focus more on the recent ones including the most recent, “Galaxy of Adventures.”  Then I talk a little about the Trek animated series from the 70’s and the upcoming “Lower Decks” comedy animated series that hopefully will be out next year.  A fun little show and topic to talk about.

Next week I’ll be back covering probably a movie and maybe even a holiday themed genre type of film.  Until then enjoy your upcoming week.

Podcast # 707 – More Disco – 1811.25

This week I decided to cover (briefly) the next four episodes of season one of “Star Trek: Discovery.”  I previously covered the first two episodes a few weeks back and I’m trying to power through all of them prior to season two in January.  I first talk about some recent TV & movies as I usually do and also a cool new prop that I got from master prop builder Richard Coyle.  Then it’s on to the Discovery chat.

The next four episodes of Discovery do a lot to introduce us the the Discovery crew and ship.  Lots of interesting things going on and I enjoyed it when I was first watching these episodes as they aired about a year ago.  I give a brief rundown on the episodes and point out some highlights and behind the scenes stuff too.  Hope you enjoy the quick look at these episodes.

Next week should be a guest cast.  Until next time take care and enjoy your week ahead.

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Podcast # 706 – Tribute to Stan Lee – 1811.18

This week was going to be a guest cast or repeat show, but I just had to do a podcast to pay tribute to Marvel legend, Stan Lee.  Comics and Marvel have meant a lot to me over the years and I try to pay tribute and also talk a bit about Stan and the Marvel legacy.  These are not just comic books and comic book characters he helped to create and work on but they are a positive influence on many people with their themes and ideals.  So, I hope you enjoy my podcast this week and my comments about Stan and what he helped to build and create.

I’ll be back next weekend with a look at a couple more Discovery episodes.  Until then take care and enjoy your week (and a Happy Thanksgiving to my friends in the US).

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Podcast # 705 – DC Animated Films 2 – 1811.11

This week I do a second part to my look at the DC Animated Film series.  I last looked at these films back in 2014 on Podcast #473.  This week I look at the last half of the current run of DC animated films that have some out so far.  I start the show talking about some recent TV and movies I have seen.  Then I get into these DC animated films.  I cover about a dozen movies in the series and play trailers for several of them.  There’s quite a few that are great movies here and I hope a few peak your interest.  You can get most of these films in an epic collection HERE on Amazon.  Again, a great set of films and all worth watching.

Next week will be a guest cast and in two weeks I will be back with a look at another couple of Discovery episodes.  Until next time take care and enjoy your week.  

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Vidcast # 704 – Halloween LIVE Show – 1810.28

I did a special LIVE Twitch Halloween vidcast today where I talked about some of my favorite Halloween movies.  All of the films are very good and worth watching too.  If you missed the LIVE cast you can still watch it in two different places.  On Twitch at this LINK HERE (some audio is missing on music videos).  Or you can watch below on my Vimeo channel.  Hope you enjoy this show and Happy Halloween to all!


Podcast # 703 – “Mysterious Island” – 1810.21

This week Mark is back with another classic film.  This time it’s “Mysterious Island” from 1961.  Here are some thoughts from Mark about this cult classic film.

This is Mark Daniels from the Great Pacific Northwest.  I’m back this week with another classic science fiction  movie.  This week I’m going to cover  “Mysterious Island”, starring Michael Craig, Joan Greenwood, Michael Callan, Beth Rogan, Gary Merrill and Herbert Lom.  If you like Ray Harryhausen you are going to love today’s podcast!  This is a fun movie and I’ve enjoyed this movie since I was a kid.  I hope you all enjoy it!
I’ll be back soon with another classic science fiction.
Until then…
Everyone take care…
This is M-5 signing off.
Thanks again Mark for another cool guest spot.  Next week I will be back with a special streaming Halloween vidcast on Twitch.  My plan right now is to stream starting at 2pm eastern time on October 28th on my Twitch Channel.  Be there for some Halloween fun!
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Until next time take care everyone and enjoy your week!

Podcast # 702 – “Discovery Pilot” – 1810.14

Hi folks!  This week I’m back with a classic style show as I cover the first two episodes of season one of of “Star Trek: Discovery” that basically serve as the pilot for the series.  I first talk a bit about my recent TV and movie watching as the new TV season has begun.  I also give a brief, spoiler free review of the new movie “Venom” that I just saw last night.  Lots of geek stuff going on these days as we head more into fall.

Then I get into the first two episodes of DISCO.  The first episode is called “The Vulcan Hello” and the second episode “Battle at the Binary Stars” which I cover quickly with some audio clips and comments from me.  I feel these episodes introduce the series well, but are actually a lot different than other episodes from season one.  But it’s fun to go back and look at these episodes again and I do enjoy them.  

That’s about it for this week.  Next week should be a guest podcast and I will return in two weeks with a special Halloween vidcast.  Until next time, take care and enjoy your week.

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Podcast # 701 – “Ferengi Marauder with Jedi Jeff” – 1810.07

This week Jedi Jeff is back in the center seat with a cool new podcast.  Jeff looks at in detail the Ferengi Marauder ship as first seen in TNG.  He talks about details of the ship and other fun facts.  Jeff also talks about the recent announcement about the now filming new live action “Star Wars” TV series called “The Mandalorian” that looks to be very western in style and obviously focuses in on the Mandalorians.  Jeff also discusses his huge, UCS Millennium Falcon ship that he has been building for some time now.  Big thanks to Jeff for doing this week’s guest spot.

Next week I will be here to talk about the first two “Star Trek: Discovery” episodes from season one as we move closer to season two (a new season two trailer just came out HERE).  Take care until next time and enjoy your week.

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