Doctor Geek’s Lab Season One Box Set

Box Set ArtThe moment you have all been waiting for is finally here! Now you can own the re-mastered special edition of season one. In this set you will get all six episodes comprising our investigation into flying cars and the privatization of space.

The set also includes some special features not found anywhere else. Show your support for Doctor Geek and get your copy today.

Next On Earth Station One…

Next On ESO, The Hunger Game!It’s time to be bold. ESO steps into the arena to cover the 75th Hunger Games! The station crew takes a look at The Hunger Games phenomenon from the novels to the movies and beyond. We’ll also review the newly released Hunger Games: Catching Fire motion picture. Plus, we’ll deliver the usual assortment of Rants and Raves, the Khan Report, The Geek Seat, Shout Outs, and more. Join us for another thrilling episode of the Earth Station One podcast.

ESO wants to hear from you. Tell us your thoughts on The Hunger Games novels and movies at esopodcast@gmail.com, www.esonetwork.com, Facebook, Twitter, or Google+. We love hearing from you and we might just read your list on the show.

Ratchet RetroCast Episode 18 – Kick The Wolf Man in the Nards and Let’s Leap the Hell Out of Here!

The Ratchet Retrocast ep 18Recording from 666 Shadowbrook Road the gang embarks on surviving the night surrounded by all the classic scary monsters! Who can we call for help? Thats right, The Monster Squad!! This episode we go over this 80s cult classic, Halloween antics, cultural contributions (or lack thereof), and our usual segments Achievement Unlocked and the Clockwork Quarter Hour. So hide your Twinkies, cuz Creature is gonna get them!
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Earth Station One Episode 180 – The King of Comics Jack Kirby

Earth Station One Episode 180 - The King of Comics Jack KirbyIn 1917, an artist named Jacob Kurtzburg was born and for the next three quarters of a century, he popped and krackled his way to creating fantastic, bombastic, amazing, astonishing, strange, romantic, suspenseful, thrilling adventures unlike anyone had seen before. Mike, Mike, the award-winning author Bobby Nash and fellow award-winners Mark Maddox and James R. Tuck travel to the Fourth World and back to find the words to express Jack Kirby’s influence. We also find just a bit of time to fulfill James’ dark fantasy about being strapped to The Geek Seat. 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: The King of Comics Jack Kirby
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STEAM Geeks Episode No. 42: Dragon*Con 2013 Ratchet-S.T.E.A.M. Mega-Double-Cast Part One!

Ratchet Retrocast at Dragon Con 2013
Join us as we record with the steam geeks, live from dragoncon! Listen in to their epsiode & check out their show notes:
We have an awesome podcast for you this time around! While at Dragon*Con 2013, the S.T.E.A.M.Geeks partnered with the Ratchet RetroCast crew to bring you an at-con, recorded in front of a live audience, double podcast. This is part one, part two will be available via the Ratchet Retrocast in one week! Don’t miss out!
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Earth Station One Episode 174 – The Satirical Work of “Weird Al” Yankovic

Earth Station One Episode 174On this episode, the ESO crew honors one of the truest geniuses of our time – the award-winning master musician, songwriter, producer, director, author, actor, humorist, podcaster, multi-media artist known as “Weird Al” Yankovic. Mike, Mike, Jennifer, and the award-winning author Bobby Nash are joined by Phantom Troublemaker and Gary Mitchel compare one anther’s ultimate “Weird Al” playlists. We also are joined by New York Times Bestselling author Jonathan Maberry and we show him our version of the “Extinction Machine” aka The Geek Seat! 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: The Satirical Work of “Weird Al” Yankovic
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Earth Station One Episode 167 – Man of Steel Movie Review

Earth Station One Ep 167On this episode, the ESO crew goes up, up, and away to review the latest attempt to bring “The Big Red S” to the big movie screen. Mike, Mike and Jennifer are joined by Gary Mitchel (Revolution SF) and Andrew Leiter (Chameleon Chronicles) as they fire bulletpoints at the Man of Steel. We also find out Gary’s kryptonite as we strap him in The Geek Seat! Plus all 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: Man of Steel Movie Review
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My Journey into Digital Comics

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.

comics-by-comixologyFrom 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

Archaeology In Fiction

exact_sized_edit_frontThis is a big day for me. My first book, Archaeology In Fiction, is now available via Amazon in both paperback and Kindle versions. I have taken my popular Archaeology in Fiction discussion which I have presented at various sci-fi and fantasy conventions and transformed it into an in depth discussion of Archaeology as it is depicted in fiction.

What is the truth? In this book we will explore:
• The fictions surrounding archeology
• Why we love and perpetuate those fictions
• What the truth behind the fiction really is

Sometimes truth really is stranger than fiction. Come along and explore both.

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Next on Earth Station One…

Buck Rodgers in the 25th CenturyThe Earth Station One crew and their guest pilot, Captain William (or is it Anthony) “Buck” Rogers, experiences severe cosmic forces that freezes their life control systems and returns Mike Faber, Mike Gordon, and Bobby Nash to Earth… 500 years later. ESO takes a look at the history of Buck Rogers from the novel that started it all to comic strips, the serials, and the fan-favorite 70’s television series.

ESO wants to hear from you. What are your favorite Buck Rogers stories? Let us know at www.esopodcast.com, Facebook, Twitter, or Google+. We just might tread yours on the show.