This week, ESO goes viral as we take a look at some of the best entertainment the world wide web has to offer. Mike, Mike, and Bobby and joined by Jessa Phillips and Kathryn Parker to offer some of our favorite web shows, including Felicia Day’s The Guild. Also, we speak to two talents who are boldly going to continue the voyages of the starship Enterprise in web series format – voice actor Vic Mignogna and Mythbuster Grant Imahara. Plus, we strap comic illustrator Wilfredo Torres in The Geek Seat! All this and 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: The Guild and Other Web Series
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Tagged Bobby Nash, Dragon*Con, Earth Station One Episode 126, Felicia Day, Gaming, Grant Imahara, Jessa Phillips, Kat Parker, Mike Faber, Mike Gordon, Mythbusters, The Guild, Vic Mignogna, Web Series
By Ashley Bergner/Box Office Buzz
Although summer is typically thought of as the season for big-budget “tent-pole” blockbusters, there are quite a few potentially big movies coming out this fall and winter. From the release of the first chapter in Peter Jackson’s epic “Hobbit” saga to a new James Bond spy flick to a sweeping big-screen version of the musical “Les Misérables,” the final few months of 2012 will be a busy time at the box office. While it’s tough to predict what films will be successful just based on trailers and short film synopses, here are some of the movies I’m most looking forward to for fall and winter: Continue reading
We’re on the eve of the greatest fan run Sci-Fi Con in the U.S. (and maybe the world) and TFA is all in! In this episode we give you the low down on the costumes we will be wearing and our entire schedule for Dragon*Con (subject to change).
We’ll also preview Doctor Who at Dragon*Con, Pond’s Life and the Series 7 premiere.
Rita’s Reading Review returns with George R.R. Martin’s A Dance of Dragons – the fifth book of the Song of Fire and Ice Series (Game of Thrones for you uninitiated).
Remember last week how we told you how much we loved Being Human (U.K.)? What a difference a week makes! JC and Rita lose their minds in a rant over series 3 and 4 during our Retro Review. Be warned – if you haven’t seen series 3 or 4 and don’t want to be spoiled – you MUST fast forward past this section. There is major spoilage in this segment.
We also give you our review of True Blood’s season finale – Save Yourself. One word – WOW! There are spoilers here, too. Consider yourself warned.
As always, the schedule and pertinent links are after the jump!
Posted in Doctor Who, Dragon*Con, Transmissions from Atlantis
Tagged A Dance with Dragons, Being Human, Cosplay, Doctor Who, Dragon*Con, Dragon*Con 2012, Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin, JC De La Torre, Pond Life, Rita De La Torre, Song of Fire and Ice, Sylvester McCoy, Transmissions From Atlantis, True Blood
Dragon*Con 2012 is here and the ESO Network is ready!
Meet your favorite ESO Network podcasters at Dragon*Con this weekend. Personalities from Earth Station One, Earth Station Who, Doctor Geek’s Laboratory, Transmissions From Atlantis, and ESO’s Dragon*KHAN Report, along with assorted Friends of the Station will be on hand for the festivities all weekend. You can see the ESO Network schedule at www.esopodcast.com.
Join the ESO Network crews for autograph sessions on Saturday, September 1st and Sunday, September 2nd from 1 – 2 p.m. each day at Mike Gordon’s New Legend Production table [TBL38] in Comic and Pop Art
Artist Alley at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Stop by and say Howdy!
You can learn more about Dragon*Con at http://dragoncon.org.
ESO hopes to see you there.
Posted in Blog, Conventions, Dragon*Con, Earth Station One, Interview, News
Tagged Anthony Taylor, Bobby Nash, convention, Darren Nowell, Doctor Geek's Laboratory, Dr Q, Dragon Con, Earth Station One, Earth Station Who, ESO, ESO Network, ESO’s Dragon*KHAN Report, Mark Maddox, Mary Lou Who, Mike Faber, Mike Gordon, Phantom Troublemaker, Podcast, Rebecca Perry, Scott Viguie, Transmissions From Atlantis
The time is nigh! With Dragon*Con nearly upon us, Mike, Mike, Darren, and Mary squeeze one last look at the wonders to come! Joining us on this journey are Brian Dunaway (Podcasting Track) and Rebecca Perry (Tolkien Track). Listen to our final words of guidance before you put on that costume and get your Dragon*Con on!
We want to hear from you! If you are part of Dragon*Con in any way (including just attending the show), we want to know about your weekend! Drop us a line at line at http://www.esopodcast.com, at the ESO Facebook Group, email us at email@example.com, or call us at 404-963-9057 with your comments. We just might air yours on the show!
Posted in Blog, Comic Books, Conventions, Dragon*Con, Earth Station One, ESO Dragon*Khan Report, ESO_Podcast, Internet, Interview, News, Podcast, Reviews, Rumor, Sci-fi
Tagged Brian Dunaway, Darren Nowell, Dragon Con, Dragon*Con, Earth Station One, entertainment, ESO Dragon*Con Khan Report Ep 05, Hobbit, Mary Lou Who, middle earth, Mike Faber, Mike Gordon, Podcasting, Podcasting Panel, Podcasting Trek, Rebecca Perry, Tolken
Dragon*Con starts this Thursday (or Wednesday according to some), so let’s kick off the week with a review of a dragon! Er, a dragon dude. Dude dragon. Whatever.
It’s been a while since I’ve said this, but I had no intention of buying Draego-Man.
Don’t get me wrong – he looked like an awesome figure. I just didn’t feel like he quite fit the Masters of the Universe Classics aesthetic, despite having quite a few farmed parts. I also wasn’t too crazy about an all-new character with no established place in the mythology.
by Mike Gordon
This week, DC revealed (via Entertainment Weekly) that Superman’s new “leading lady” will be none other than his Justice League teammate, Wonder Woman. This caused a bit of a buzz online and offline. The news reminded me of one of my favorite DC Comics Presents covers. This monthly comic series was one of my favorites along with Brave & the Bold and Marvel Team-Up with fun mostly single issue stories that introduced me to cool characters through both superhero universes. I know both companies have attempted to bring these titles back for modern readers, but have not had much success. At least the originals are not difficult to find in back issue bins!
I’ve been raving about comic book covers almost as long as I’ve been collecting them (which is a long time). However, only recently did I start blogging about them! All the covers I write about are scanned from my collection. I’m happy to share my raves with y’all at ESO. If you’d like to see some of my past entries, visit my Step Up to the Mike blog.
Next week, the ESO crew heads back to the internet for a look at some of our favorite web series from across the world wide web. From series featuring well known actors to fan run series, video podcasts to variety shows, low budget to big budget, and everything in between.
What are your favorite web series? Let us know at http://www.esopodcast.com, at the ESO Facebook Group, @EarthStationOne on Twitter, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at 404-963-9057. We might just read yours on the show. Plus, join us for the usual rants, raves, shout outs, and Mike’s Khan Report! It’s going to be an action-packed episode next week at Earth Station One.
The ESO Crew
Posted in Blog, Earth Station One, Internet, News
Tagged Bobby Nash, Earth Station One, ESO, Internet, Mike Faber, Mike Gordon, Podcast, Web Series, YouTube
Dragon*Con is getting closer and closer! Mike, Mike, Darren, and Mary are onboard the fast-moving train with more previews of the fantastic fun that is approaching, starting with Van Allen Plexico, host of Marvel vs DC Jeopardy, SF Jeopardy, and Starship Smackdown! We also chat with the director of the new Puppetry Track, Beau Brown, and the folks behind the yellow suited rascals, the Sci-Fi Janitors! CNN Geek Out! contributor Nikki Rau-Baker joins us to share her Dragon*Con memories, plus packing tips, photo pointers from Patrick Sun, and party alerts! Continue reading
Posted in Blog, Comics, Conventions, Dragon*Con, Earth Station One, ESO Dragon*Khan Report, ESO_Podcast, Fantasy, Gaming, Internet, Interview, movies, Music, News, Podcast, Reviews, Rumor, Sci-fi, Toys, TV
Tagged Beau Brown, CNN Geek Out!, Darren Nowell, Dragon Con, Dragon*Con, ESO, ESO Dragon*Con Khan Report Ep 04, Mary Lou Who, Mike Faber, Mike Gordon, Nikki Rau-Baker, Sci-Fi Janitors, The Phantom Troublemaker, Van Allen Plexico
For the most part I avoid Marvel Select figures. They’re too big, they have weird articulation, and often they don’t even look very good.
Why are they so big, anyway? Who at Diamond Select Toys decided they wanted to make a line of figures that was not compatible with any action figures that have come out in the past… ever? It’s like DC Direct deciding their larger clothed figures were going to be thirteen inches rather than a standard 1/6th scale. What a stupid decision. I still think that’s why that line failed. They were good figures (except for the females all having massively oversized mammary glands), they just looked too odd next to all the other figures of that size.
So aside from the Marvel Zombies figures, Uatu the Watcher, and an Ultimate Thor I got on clearance I don’t have any Marvel Select.