Moving On Up….

ESO is Moving


Hey All,

We are happy to announce that The ESO Network is moving off this website as of January 8th 2014. All your favorite shows and posts will now be found at esopodcast.com/. Thank you to all fans over the past four years for their support and love off of this side, but we have just outgrown it, and need to move on.

Let us know if you have any questions or any trouble with the new site.

Sincerely
The Crew of the ESO Network
“Your Station For All Things Geek”

PULP FICTION CHASES THE WRONG QUARRY WITH MAX ALLAN COLLINS!

QuaryRon Fortier returns with another Pulp Fiction Review. This time out Ron takes a look at The Wrong Quarry by Max Allan Collins from Hard Case Crime.
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Next On Earth Station One ….

Next on ESO

Next on Earth Station One…

ESO says sayonara to 2013 the best way they know how. That’s right, we’re strapping 2013 in The Geek Seat! How did 2013 measure up? ESO examines the good, the bad, and the ugly of the year that was. Join us for another climactic episode of the Earth Station One podcast.

ESO wants to hear from you. Tell us your favorite moments from 2013 at esopodcast@gmail.com, www.esonetwork.com, Facebook, Twitter, or Google+. Who knows, we might just share yours on the show.
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RevolutionSF Podcast : Geek TV 2013 with Janina Gavankar

As 2014 starts, we bring you the Geek TV Preview panel from the 2013 Alabama Phoenix Festival led by RevolutionSF co-founder Joe Crowe. Joining him on the panel are Phoenix Fest co-founder Steve Charleson and Janina Gavankar.


Yes, that Janina Gavankar. Luna from True Blood and McKenna from Arrow. She has tremendous insight into this season’s TV, because she knows many of the actors and saw many of the scripts.


And she’s hilarious. Janina talks all about the business of TV. There’s even a point where she live tweets Pee Wee Herman. PEE WEE HERMAN! So curl up with your MP3 playing device and enjoy this awesome panel.


Major thanks to the Alabama Phoenix Festival for having us. Check them out at Alabamaphoenixfestival.com and come see us in Birmingham, Alabama in May 2014!

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Talk to us at Facebook and our Twitter, and at revcast@revolutionsf.com.

Subscribe to us on iTunes! Leave a review. Rate us. It helps the algorithm. (That’s what she said.)

Tweetage: Joe Crowe: @yojoecrowe / Janina Gavankar @janina / Alabama Phoenix Festival: @phoenixfest / Podcast Queen Deanna: @ubalstecha

Our theme music is “Cultists On Board” by Darkest of the Hillside Thickets, courtesy of Divine Industries.

Janina Gavankar as Luna on True Blood. RevolutionSF's Joe Crowe made her laugh during a panel. Now he can retire.

Janina Gavankar as Luna on True Blood. RevolutionSF’s Joe Crowe made her laugh during a panel. Now he can retire.

From hobbits to mutants to mockingjays: 2014 movie preview

By Ashley Bergner
Box Office Buzz

The year 2015 is already getting a lot of buzz for a multitude of high-profile films — the next Avengers movie, Jurassic Park 4, Batman vs. Superman, the return of James Bond, and (finally!) a new Star Wars movie. However, there are a number of exciting films opening this year too. Here are some of the movies I’m most looking forward to in 2014:

Divergent (March 21)

DIVERGENTBased on a best-selling young adult dystopian sci-fi novel, “Divergent” takes place in a futuristic Chicago where society is divided into five “factions” that each represent a character trait (selflessness, honesty, etc.). Teenagers are required to take an aptitude test supposedly designed to show them which faction they are best suited for. The main character, Beatrice Prior, is born into the selfless faction but learns the results from her aptitude test are inconclusive. She is labeled as “Divergent” — having the traits of several factions — but is warned this label is dangerous, and she is instructed to never tell anyone about her results. Continue reading

Earth Station One Ep 195 – ESO Targets Arrow

Earth Station One Ep 195This week, the ESO crew reaches into their quivers and takes aim at the unexpected TV hit show, Arrow. Mike, Mike, the award-winning author Bobby Nash, Phantom Troublemaker, Drew Leiter, and John McCarthy review the CW series from last year’s impressive pilot to last month’s explosive mid-season finale. We also chat with writer/editor Larry Nemecek about his new Star Trek Stellar Cartography hardcover. Over the years, Larry’s had the pleasure of sitting in a number of Captain’s Chairs, but we find out how his handles The Geek Seat! All this, plus the usual Rants, Raves, Khan Report, and Shout Outs!

Join us for yet another episode of The Earth Station One Podcast we like to call: ESO Targets Arrow
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Commentary From StormCage: Will the Real River Song Stand Up? Or The Problem of Tasha Lem

By Rachel Stewart / notprolificnotprofound

What a difference a month makes. [Spoilers ahead.]

While The Day of the Doctor brought tears of joy to the eyes of many Whovians, The Time of the Doctor left many feeling angry or overwhelmingly confused,  like they’d experienced a whole series in a one-hour episode. Whereas Steven Moffat had plenty of time to refine and revise plot points for the 50th anniversary special, Matt Smith’s sudden exit this summer left him in a predicament: how to wrap up three series worth of plot points precisely in a Christmas special? Some touches were inspired — the Silence are priests!?! – while others felt plucked straight from previous episodes — Eleven sending Clara away made me instantly think of Nine and Rose in Bad Wolf/Parting of the Ways. There were moments of perfection: Eleven’s finale monologue, and Amy Pond appearing, a hallucination in his pre-regeneration haze, to say goodbye one last time, not in tears, but with grace and peace.

And then there’s the problem of Tasha Lem.
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RevolutionSF Podcast : 2013 Year in Review : Video Game Edition

Once more we’ve come to the end of another solar cycle, which means it’s time to take a fond (and sometimes un-fond) look back at the highs and lows of 2013.

In the first of these special episodes, RevNews host Gary Mitchel has blown on the cartridges, pulled out the save files and loaded in Player 1: Tegan Hendrickson and Player 2, Christina Janke to discuss the year in video games! From the new Console Wars, to Steam Sales and Humble Bundles, there was a lot to talk about!

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Talk to us at Facebook and our Twitter, and at revcast@revolutionsf.com.

Subscribe to us on iTunes! Leave a review. Rate us. It helps the algorithm. (That’s what she said.)

Tweetage: Tegan Hendrickson: @artful_username / Christina Janke @introtogeek / Gary Mitchel: @gary_mitchel / Podcast Queen Deanna: @ubalstecha

Our theme music is “Cultists On Board” by Darkest of the Hillside Thickets, courtesy of Divine Industries.

Oops. Wrong year.

Oops. Wrong year.

Transmissions From Atlantis 62 – The Time of the Doctor and 2013’s Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy and Horror Shows

Rita and JC are back and give you their opinion on Matt Smith’s final turn as the Doctor – the Time of the Doctor. Also, the dynamic duo discuss Peter Capaldi, Moffat’s future and who was Tasha Lem.

They also review Disney’s Frozen, give you their picks for the best sci-fi/fantasy show of 2013 (not named Doctor Who) and the best Horror show of 2013 and solved the great Indiana Jones Blu-Ray mystery.

A can’t miss episode of Transmissions From Atlantis!

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Next on Earth Station One…

Next on ESOESO hits the bullseye.

The ESO crew is taking archery lessons as they prepare to review one of the stations favorite new TV shows as they peel back the hood on CW’s hit series, Arrow. Based on the DC Comics character, Oliver Queen leaps onto the small screen in this hit live action adaptation. And that’s not all. ESO also takes aim with Rants and Raves, Khan Reports, Geek Seats, Shout Outs, and more. It’s another action-packed episode of the Earth Station One podcast.

Are you an Arrow fan? ESO wants to hear from you. Tell us your favorite Arrow memories and thoughts on the show at esopodcast@gmail.com, www.esonetwork.com, Facebook, Twitter, or Google+. Who knows, we might just share yours on the show.