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!

Podcast # 780 – Indy Adjacent Properties – 2007.19

This week I had this idea to talk about other TV & movies that are were inspired by the Indiana Jones films. I cover a few films and TV series that what I call are “Indy Adjacent.” Of course the Indy films were inspired by old time short serials about daring do adventurers of long ago too. It’s a fun topic and I talk about some older shows and newer ones too. Hope you enjoy the show and I give you some ideas of new stuff to watch.

Hope everyone is staying careful still out there and please wear your masks when going out. I’ll be back next weekend to see what we learn from Virtual Comic Con 2020. Hopefully it will still be fun even if it’s all virtual.

Take care this coming week and I’ll talk to you soon.

You can support the Podcast at Patreon HERE.

Thanks to all of you for listening!

Podcast # 779 – Cult Comic Films – 2007.05

This week I cover a few more cult comic book based film from around ten years ago. First I talk some about what I’ve been up to and watching in the last couple of weeks and a few other topics.

This week I cover “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World” and the two “Kick-Ass” films. All of these are fun and wacky comic book action and goodness. All are based on some popular comics and they are really fun movies to watch. I play trailers and some music and cover them for you. Give them a try if you have never watched them before.

Next weekend will be either a guest host or maybe an RPG show again. Until next time stay safe, wear your masks and enjoy the summer weather.

You can support the podcast at PATREON HERE.

Podcast # 778 – Mark’s Top Ten 50’s SF Films – 2006.28

This week my main man and regular guest host Mark is back with a round up of his top 10 1950’s era Sci-Fi films. Here are some words from Mark about his latest guest cast.

Hello Everybody!

This is Mark Daniels from the Great Pacific Northwest.  I’m back this week with a countdown of my favorite 1950s Science Fiction Movies.  My list includes movies featuring flying saucers, giant ants and even a plant based alien.  These movies are fun to watch and bring back memories of  Saturday creature features.  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!

Klatuu Barada Niktoo This is M-5 signing off…

Big thanks to Mark for another great guest spot. Next week I will be back and plan to cover some cult classic films: “Scott Pilgrim vs the World” and the “Kick-Ass” films too. Until next time, take care and stay safe.

Podcast # 777 – “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” – 2006.21

This week on the podcast I cover all 7 season of the recently wrapped up animated series, “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.” First up, I chat about what I’ve been watching and doing lately – including trying to catalog my whole comic book collection of 8000 plus comics.

The Clone Wars was and is a great series and adds a lot to the “Star Wars” mythos and canon. I very much enjoyed it and it was fun going through it with all of you once again. Covering this makes me want to watch it all once again. I play season trailers and talk about the series, actors and more.

That’s about it for this week. Next weekend should be a guest cast hopefully. Be safe and take care until next time.