Podcast # 757 – PATREON Skype Chat – 2001.12

This week on the podcast had a real fun time talking to some of my PATREON supporters.  Got some familiar voices and some new folks too.  We cover some more talk about that recent “Star Wars” movie, other SF TV, a contest, and much more.  Big thanks to Rick, Jeff, Doug, and Quinn for stopping by and taking some time from their weekends to talk.  If you would like to help support the podcast, go to PATREON HERE.  I’m hoping to do a couple more of these this year too.  Sorry there is a little static and crackle during this chat once in awhile but I don’t think it’s too bad.

Next week should be a guest cast show.  Until next time take care and stay safe out there.


Podcast # 756 – “Rise of Skywalker” Skype Chat – 2001.05

About two weeks ago I joined a Skype chat with the “Star Wars Stacks” podcast group and we talked all about “The Rise of Skywalker” movie.  Most of us had only seen the movie once at this point and we had a lot to cover and discuss.  Obviously there are spoilers but it was a great chat.  Hope all of you enjoy listening and Happy New Year too!

Next weekend I’m planning on getting together with my Patreon supporters and planning to do a Skype chat with them about recent SF they are enjoying and other topics too.  Should be a lot of fun!  Until next time take care and May the Force Be with you!

You can support the podcast on Patreon HERE and thanks to all those that do so.


Podcast # 755 – Basil Poledouris with Vartok – 1912.29

This week Vartok returns with another musical interlude.  This time he covers Basil Poledouris!  Here are some comments from Vartok on his latest guest podcast.

Basil Poledouris, an American composer, orchestrator, and conductor wrote music for feature length and TV films and shows.  He is included on the list of the 30 most famous composers for film, and was active from 1970 through his death at age 61 in 2006.  Some of his most famous scores included those for Conan the Barbarian, Red Dawn, RoboCop, Conan the Destroyer, Starship Troopers,The Hunt for Red October, Free Willy, and Cherry 2000.  He also composed some of the opening ceremony music for the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.  Basil Poledouris proved himself a master of melody and emotional power, producing a wealth of music that ranged from rousing adventure to intimate drama.

Big thanks to Vartok for this great guest spot!

Next week will probably be another guest cast.  Thanks to all for a fun and great 2019!  Be safe this week and HAPPY NEW YEAR ALL!!!

You can support the Podcast on PATREON HERE.

Vidcast # 754 – Trekmas & Skywalker – 1912.23

My annual vidcast is now up on Vimeo HERE and can be found below too.  I talk mainly about my views on “The Rise of Skywalker” and also about some recent collectibles I got.  There are spoilers in this so you have been warned.

A big Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone too!

Next week Vartok will be here with a musical show.  Take care until next time and have fun and be safe during the holidays too!

Podcast # 753 – Classic SF Film Music – 1912.15

This week our reliable guest host Mark is back with a great show on classic Sci-Fi film music. Here are some words from Mark on his latest guest spot.

Hello Everybody!
This is Mark Daniels from the Great Pacific Northwest.  I’m back this week with something different.  Normally, I would cover a classic science fiction movie.  Instead, I’m play some music from sci fi movies from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.  There is lots of good music in today’s podcast.  I hope you all enjoy it.
I’ll be back soon with another classic science fiction movie.
Until then…
Everyone take care…
This is M-5 signing off…
Big thanks to Mark for doing another show and congrats to him as this is his 52nd guest spot!  You rock man!!
The next show will be my annual Christmas time vidcast and should come out around Dec. 23-24th or so.  Enjoy the week and “The Rise of Skywalker” everyone!
If you want to support the podcast go to PATREON HERE.
Big thanks to all that do support the show via Patreon.


Podcast # 752 – CLASSIC TV – 1912.08

This week I do a blast from the past podcast and look at some cult classic genre TV shows from the 70’s and 80’s.  I first talk about some recent TV and movies I’ve been watching, then on to the main topic.  Back in the dark times, mainly before “Star Wars” first hit theaters there was very little genre programming on TV.  We had reruns of Trek of course and the occasional other show but not much at all.  This was before cable, Netflix, and the internet.  I cover several shows I enjoyed back in the day and I think you should seek out.  Things like “The Fantastic Journey” and “The Invisible Man” series (1975 version) and others that paved the way for future genre based TV.  Most of these are out on DVD now (even “Fantastic Journey” which I found on Amazon after recording this podcast).  You can even find clips and episodes on YouTube as well.  So take a look after you listen to the show and check out what genre TV used out be like.

That’s about it for this week.  Next week should be a guest cast and I’ll be back in about two weeks with my annual Christmas vidcast.  Until next time be safe and enjoy your week.

You can support the podcast at PATREON HERE

Podcast # 751 – “The Mandalorian” – 1912.01

This week it’s a Skype chat recorded with most of the “Star Wars Stacks Podcast” crew about “The Mandalorian” tv series on Disney+.  It’s me, Joe, Angela and Jen and we cover the first two episodes of this new and first live action “Star Wars” tv series.  It’s a fun chat and there are spoilers of course.  Since this was recorded two more episodes have now aired and at the end of the Skype chat I comment briefly on episodes 3 & 4 too.  Definitely don’t listen to this cast if you haven’t seen the series yet.

I will be back next weekend with a look at some fun 70’s era genre TV series.  Until next time have fun and enjoy your week ahead.  

You can support the podcast at PATREON HERE.  And big thanks to all those that contribute.

Podcast # 750 – DS9 – “Valiant” – 1911.24

This week a classic style TSF show returns.  I talk a bit about current things like “The Rise of Skywalker” anticipation and “The Mandalorian” and other things in the geek news sphere.  Lots of both “Star Wars” and “Star Trek” to discuss these days.  Then I move on to doing a commentary review of the DS9 episode called “Valiant” from season six.  This is mainly a Jake and Nog story aboard a ship of cadets behind enemy lines.  It’s one of those “Lower Decks” type of stories that I like to see from time to time.

That’s about it for this week.  Next week will be a special Skype chat on “The Mandalorian” with my friends.  Until next time have a nice Thanksgiving week to my listeners in the US and everyone take care.

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