The final episode of series seven is also the first part of the Doctor’s 50th anniversary special! Mike, Mike, Phantom Troublemaker, the award winning author Bobby Nash, and Jonathan Thomas (Tardisopia.net) find themselves on Trenzalore facing the Great Intelligence that is Steven Moffat. Though some questions were answered, the ending was a game-changer and only one thing is for certain – it’s going to be a long wait until November 23rd!
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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
Hey Atlanteans and all of our Earth Station One listeners! Yours truly, JC De La Torre of Transmissions From Atlantis, has launched a kickstarter campaign for our comic book StarMage.
You can find it here: http://kck.st/10BwYDB
Star Mage is about Darien Connors, a gifted 14 year old boy who discovers that not only is he not human but he’s part of an ancient war between alien magical races. While he learns of his legacy, destiny and importance to the battle, Darien establishes bonds with new, strange friends and learns his magical craft of Kishpu.
The first series consists of all of these elements as well as setting up the mythology of the Sarru Kishpu, the world of Eridu and their enemies. We’re introduced to Darien’s three friends – Unura, Tirwa and Anthaar – each aliens with their own powers that become crucial in the end game against their hated enemy Orasmas Xul Sarrum. We’re introduced to the school – Lambdu Kishpu. We learn of the hierarchy of the royal court and parliament of Eridu. While the story starts on Earth, we will be taken to the far reaches of the galaxy, meet new races and discover strange new worlds.
The first issue was illustrated by comic industry veteran and ultra-talented Ray Dillon, whose credits include the Game of Thrones webcomic, NY Times best selling graphic novel The Last Unicorn and RL Stine’s web comic series.
We’re hoping to fund the completion of the first book and begin Issue #2 of the six issue mini-series but we can’t do it without your support!
If you’re unable to assist monetarily, passing the word to your comic loving friends and fam will be just as good!
Appreciate the support folks, thanks!
Mike, Mike, Phantom Troublemaker, the award winning author Bobby Nash, and Jennifer Hartshorn enter the room from which no one returns to review the 100th episode of Doctor Who since its revival. In addition to taking a tour of Sweetville, the ESW crew also discuss some of the recent negative comments regarding the series as it seems they are building up along with all other excitement regarding the 50th anniversary. Internet trolls will not be preserved to survive the apocalypse. So says Mr Sweet.
This week, the ESO crew begins reviewing the summer movies with one of the most anticipated films of the season, Iron Man 3. Mike, Mike, the award-winning author Bobby Nash, Tara Lynn, and Jennifer Hartshorn form a think-tank of their own and discuss the movie in detail. They also talk about the other geek-related events of the weekend, particularly the phenomenon known as Free Comic Book Day. Also, writers Charles and Beverley Connor take turns in The Geek Seat and Nikki Rau-Baker reports on C2E2. Plus, the usual Rants, Raves, and Shout Outs!
Join us for yet another episode of The Earth Station One Podcast we like to call: The Third Time’s the Charm with Iron Man 3