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Sun, 02 Oct 2016 21:10:25 +0000Feature Discussion: Summer and guest host Jez Conolly discuss John Carpenter's 1982 horror classic The Thing, also touching on the novella it's based on, the original 1951 Howard Hawks Thing From Another World, and the 2011 prequel The Thing.
Wed, 29 Aug 2012 21:43:24 +0000The science fiction world lost two storytellers this summer, Ray Bradbury and Harry Harrison. I never met Harry, but I felt like I got to know Ray a little bit, just from how much director Roger Lay, Jr had talked about him and about working with him while they were making the film Chrysalis several years ago.
Wed, 29 Aug 2012 02:27:31 +0000Every now and then, comments pop up on my old review of Robin of Sherwood, for the original (and at the time only) NTSC Region 1 DVD set of that classic and magical series, from people asking where they can find the DVDs. Early on, they couldn't, unless you found one of the box sets I'd managed to purchase. But as always, things change, new releases come about, and surprise surprise, by the time I republished that review here, new DVD sets had begun to arrive on the shelves.
Mon, 09 Jul 2012 13:20:07 +0000The search for potential new Ninjas officially begins now. Currently, the plan is to recruit a handful of people to create a pool of Ninjas, and each topic would be covered by myself and two other Ninjas. That way the burden of having to read or watch everything would be spread out amongst a few more people.
Sat, 28 Jan 2012 19:02:53 +0000Feature Discussion: Dave, Brian and Jen discuss the 1982 Ursula K. Le Guin classic Earthsea series. While they touch on all the books in the original trilogy and Tehanu, they primarily talk about the first novel, A Wizard of Earthsea.
Sun, 07 Mar 2010 19:36:25 +0000Feature Discussion: Summer, Dave, Brian and Jen discuss the 1982 Ridley Scott film Blade Runner. Starring Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Edward James Olmos and Sean Young, this movie set the standard for futuristic noir, and inspired an entire generation of scifi fans.
Fri, 01 Jan 2010 01:00:23 +0000Feature Discussion: Summer, Dave, Brian and Jen discuss the 1953 Ray Bradbury novel Fahrenheit 451, both the original and restored versions of the novel, and the 1966 film, directed by Francois Truffaut.
Sun, 25 Oct 2009 17:25:06 +0000Feature Discussion: Summer, Brian, and Jen discuss the 1984 pop culture sensation Ghostbusters, the lamentable GB 2, the ideas for more sequels, and even the different TV animated series.
Sat, 30 May 2009 22:30:52 +0000Feature Discussion: Brian, Dave, Jen and special guest Sam Roberts discuss Glen Cook's 1984 fantasy debut, The Black Company. This story and series is noted for it's gritty portrayal of war and its combatants, and its cult classic following amongst members of the military.
Sun, 17 May 2009 00:00:25 +0000The New England Science Fiction Association is the group behind Boskone and NESFA Press, and during 2009, they are publishing the collected short stories of Roger Zelazny.
Thu, 16 Apr 2009 05:00:54 +0000Our topic for Show #44: The Black Company by Glen Cook. The first volume in the Books of the North, a series chronicling The Black Company's time fighting in the Empire of the North, in service of The Lady and her efforts to revive her empire.
Wed, 11 Mar 2009 16:30:23 +0000Feature Discussion: Summer, Dave, Jen and special guest Krazy Joe discuss the 1982 scifi cult classic TRON, brought to us by Disney Studios. Related news: Yes, TRON 2.0 is a sequel currently in pre-production, slated for production start sometime later this spring. The electronica band Daft Punk has been signed to score the TRON 2.0 soundtrack
Thu, 12 Feb 2009 05:08:26 +0000The Day of the Triffids is being remade. On the upside, it's being done by the BBC
Wed, 28 Jan 2009 23:55:22 +0000So, what do you think of the new look? It'll take some time to add in the appropriate thumbnails for older posts and shows, but eventually we'll get there.
Sat, 27 Dec 2008 22:00:09 +0000Feature Discussion: Summer, Dave, Brian and Jen discuss the original 1961 story The Stainless Steel Rat, first in a long series by Harry Harrison.
Fri, 05 Dec 2008 19:00:24 +0000Show #42 will cover The Stainless Steel Rat by Harry Harrison. Originally published in 1961, it tells the story of The Rat, a criminal and thief who is convinced to join an elite law enforcement agency... comprised entirely of former criminals like himself. As we've seen so often in history, sometimes bad guys can be pretty good good guys.
Sat, 29 Nov 2008 19:00:19 +0000Feature Discussion: Summer, Dave, Brian and Jen discuss 1987 cult favorite The Hidden, directed by Jack Sholder and written by Jim Kouf. There's a Hidden II... supposedly. But there's love, there's hate, there's humor for the first one, and we share it all with you.
Sun, 07 Sep 2008 18:00:38 +0000Feature Discussion: Summer, Dave, Brian and Jen discuss the 1983 fantasy Jhereg. A fun, fast-paced story set in a uniquely crafted world, it's a good opening story in the Taltos saga, even though there is mucd laid down that doesn't get explained until later books in the series. Yes, we argue about the casting of the non-existent movie. After more thought, Summer thinks Vlad should be played by Guy Pearce. Jen wants to see Vin Diesel in anything. The casting discussion gets silly, as it should be.
Sat, 30 Aug 2008 19:00:53 +0000Audible.com has brought all of Fritz Leiber's classic Fafhrd & The Gray Mouser stories, all seven books of this all-time great series, into audio for the first time. As a cherry on top of the treat, each audio title comes with an exclusive introduction by none other than Neil Gaiman, and narrated by noted Star Wars audiobook narrator Jonathan Davis.
Sun, 27 Jul 2008 16:27:01 +0000Tor has just launched Tor.com, a publisher-agnostic blog and community site for SF lovers, and I've joined the team of bloggers (which includes some really, really terrific folks who are far more interesting than me like Jim Henley, Cory Doctorow, Charlie Stross, and more).
Sat, 19 Jul 2008 19:00:56 +0000Show #40 will cover Jhereg by Steven Brust. Published in 1983, it's the first book in the Vlad Taltos saga, of a planned 17 volumes. Steve likes the number 17; he's said so.
Mon, 07 Jul 2008 19:00:20 +0000Feature Discussion: RoboDave, Brian-209, Summer and Jen discuss the 1987 hit movie RoboCop. A groundbreaking movie when it first came in, in terms of production as well as treading into new territories of movie ratings controversy, much can be said about RoboCop, and we try to hit all the fun points.
Sun, 08 Jun 2008 18:11:11 +0000Show #39 will cover RoboCop. This 1987 feature film starred Peter Weller, Ronny Cox, Nancy Allen, Kurtwood Smith and Miguel Ferrer.
Sun, 08 Jun 2008 15:08:42 +0000Even after 20 years, this series still holds a special place in the hearts of many, including mine. Seeing these episodes in clearly remastered digital glory rekindled the magic, even though it's been nearly 15 years since I'd seen them last, on worn and barely viewable VHS tapes made from the series' brief run on Showtime from 1984-86.
Fri, 30 May 2008 17:27:26 +0000Feature Discussion: Summer, David and Jen tackle Joe R. Haldeman's The Forever War, which was first serialized in Analog magazine in 1972, then published in novel form in 1974. It was the Nebula Award winner in 1975 and the Hugo Award winner in 1976.