We adjust our sonic screwdrivers as we leap into a Police Call Box that’s bigger on the inside. Timelord! Wibbly-wobbly-timey-wimey! This week is Doctor Who, through it’s (many) years. We are joined in this episode by the director of Earth Station Who and Earth Station One, Mike Faber. We talk about the state of Who as it was, and as it is today. Learn about how Who traveled across the pond, the cancellation of Doctor Who, how the lost episodes were actually lost, and the Who episode that made John afraid of Asians.
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Tagged Doctor Who, Mike Faber, Doctor Q, Steampunk, CD Ske, Patrick Freeman, John Strangeway, Ratchet RetroCast, Retchet Retrocast ep 9, free comic book
This week, the ESO crew boldly explore the newest chapter of the Star Trek franchise. Mike, Mike, Jennifer, and the award-winning author Bobby Nash are joined by Rebecca Perry (TheOneRing.net) and Alex Autrey (7th Row Center podcast) as they choose between embracing fandom or just having fun. One thing they all agree on is that everyone loves tribbles! We chat with the creator of the little furballs, David Gerrold, about his latest project, The Star Wolf! 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 Treks into Darkness
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Tagged Alex Autrey, Bobby Nash, David Gerrold, Earth Station One Episode 164, JC De La Torre, Jennifer Hartshorn, Mike Faber, Mike Gordon, Rebecca Perry, Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, Tribbles
Earth Station One fans have listened to a few of the RevolutionSF Roundtable podcasts already. Your feedback about our stuff has been tremendous. Then I realized I never introduced us.
RevolutionSF.com’s specialty is geek-related criticism, commentary, and comedy. Sci-fi is fun, but we show tough love when necessary. You can find us at this link right here, on Facebook, and on Twitter.
RevolutionSF features some of the most clever geeks around, including Mark Bousquet, Mark Finn, Rick Klaw, Peggy Hailey, and The White Rocket Podcast‘s Van Plexico.
Seriously, Dan Podcast welcomes Amber Victoria and Matt Nix. Amber Victoria, a voice of the Lolita Fashion movement discusses respect and acceptance within the Elegant Gothic Lolita community as well as the feminist roots of Lolita Fashion and the upcoming event Frill, the country’s first Lolita Fashion convention. Matt Nix of Go Rob! Go! talks to Dan about respect across the sexual spectrum and how the fan convention community exemplifies a sense acceptance we can all embrace. Continue reading
I know, I know, it’s been a long time since I posted a review to ESO. New, apathetic, and forgetful readers likely have no idea who I am. Allow me to reintroduce myself, I’m the author of the hugely popular (in my mind) and severely lapsed (in reality) Web Pick series. So why haven’t I been posting? I’ve been busy. It seems everytime I get near a computer I have the urge to delve into a new series or explore a new character…you see, my name is Grundy and I’m a digitalcomicsoholic.
It all started when I picked up a dead-tree issue with the the trojan horse of an included digital copy. Being unwilling or unable to turn down free stuff, I promptly downloaded said copy before reading its paper counterpart. I then had to run and left both my computer and comic behind. One greasy beef burrito later, I found myself on the john remembering that I had coveted reading material on my cell. I sat and I read. The experience wasn’t ideal. There will always be something missing when viewing frames one at a time on a small screen. I later reread the comic as God, or at least my comic shop, had intended–at home. By reread I should say that I skimmed. The story was consumed on the toliet, I really just came back to admire the art.
From then on I dabbled in digital comics. Full analog price for digital goods was never platable to me, especially when I could often get the paper comic and the digital comic at the same price or a dollar more than the digital comic by itself. At $3.99 I was faced with the iTunes opportunity cost of a comic that would provide entertainment for 10 to 20 minutes compared to a movie rental that would keep me occupied for at least a couple hours–not to mention the occasional four dollar game with daily replay value. I said to myself, “Self, I’ll only pay what digital comics are worth: $.99.” Continue reading
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Tagged Comic Books, Comixology, dc comics, Digital Comics, Grundy, Marvel Unlimited, web
What a show we have for you this week folks. We have Star Trek royalty joining as Garrett Wang, who played Ensign Harry Kim in Star Trek Voyager and is now the director of Trek Trak for DragonCon, will give us a chat about what’s going on with DragonCon Trek Trak, make two major announcements on appearances, talk about Star Trek Into Darkness and his opinion on the JJ Abrams franchise as well as his career and other amazing anecdotes.
We also have Dr. Scott Vigue to tell us why we shouldn’t hate Colin Baker’s Sixth Doctor. We tell you all about our trip to New Hampshire for Misti-Con and we give you the low down on our recently launched KickStarter campaign for Jason’s comic, StarMage.
We preview Ken Spivey Band’s New Doctor Who album, the Universe Yields.
Plus we review Nightmare in Silver and give you a preview of The Name of the Doctor!
So, let’s get to it!
Schedule and links after the jump!
Posted in Comic Books, Doctor Geek's Lab, Doctor Who, Sci-fi, Transmissions from Atlantis
Tagged Doctor Who, Dragon*Con, Garrett Wang, Ken Spivey Band, Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, StarMage, The Name of the Doctor, Trek Trak
The Earth Station One boldly goes back to the theater for a review of the new summer blockbuster, Star Trek Into Darkness. That’s right, ESO suits up for another adventure with Kirk, Spock, McCoy, and the rest of the USS Enterprise crew. Quick, make sure no one’s wearing a red shirt.
As always, ESO wants to hear from you. What did you think of star Trek Into Darkness? We’d love to hear your thoughts on the latest from director J.J. Abrams. Drop us a line at www.esopodcast.com, Facebook, Twitter, or Google+. We just might read yours on the show.
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Tagged Bobby Nash, Earth Station One, ESO, ESO Network, J.J. Abrams, Jennifer Hartshorn, Kirk, kirk spock, Mike Faber, Mike Gordon, Podcast, Spock, Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, summer blockbuster, USS Enterprise
Although the special effects are now somewhat dated, the “Star Trek” original series has always occupied a special place in my geeky heart. What the show may have lacked in budget, it more than made up for with great characters and good storytelling. Captain Kirk, Spock, Uhura, Dr. McCoy, Scotty and the rest of the original Enterprise crew have become some of science fiction’s most beloved characters. Though we never got to see the end of their five-year mission, they’ve never completely faded from pop culture.
However, back in early 2009, the “Star Trek” franchise as a whole wasn’t faring too well. The most recent film “Star Trek: Nemesis” wasn’t a huge hit, and the most recent TV show “Star Trek: Enterprise” was canceled in 2005 due to low ratings. The franchise was in need of a shot of adrenalin — and it received a major one, thanks to J.J. Abrams’ explosive and exciting 2009 reboot, titled simply “Star Trek.” Continue reading
Resistance may be futile, but this episode has been met with more than its share of it. Mike, Mike, Phantom Troublemaker, the award-winning author Bobby Nash, and Beth Vandusen match wits with Neil Gaiman, Steven Moffat, and Mr. Clever and try to make sense of the penultimate episode of series seven. Perhaps the ESW crew just needs to be upgraded.
The American Red Cross to help w/ the Victims of Hurricane Sandy
Earth Station Who Amazon.com E-store
ESW on iTunes
ESW on Stitcher
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Tagged Beth Vandusem, Bobby Nash, Doctor Who, Earth Station Who Episode 38, ESW, Mike Faber, Mike Gordon, Neil Gaiman, Nightmare in Silver, Stephen Moffat, The Phantom Troublemaker
Who dunnit? That’s what the ESO crew investigates this week. Mike, Mike, the award-winning author Bobby Nash, new co-host Jennifer, and Van Allen Plexico seek help from some of their favorite detectives. If only ESO had a butler! Also, friends of the station Anthony Taylor and award-winning artist Mark Maddox join us to honor Ray Harryhausen, Steve Charleson previews the upcoming Alabama Phoenix festival, and our new co-host finds herself in 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: Everyone Loves a Mystery
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Tagged Alabama Phoenix Festival, Anthony Taylor, Bobby Nash, Detectives, Earth Station One Ep 163, Jennifer Hartshorn, Mark Maddox, Mike Faber, Mike Gordon, Ray Harryhausen, TV, Van Allen Plexico