After 50 years, The Doctor finally had his day and what a day it was! After the record-breaking global broadcast, the ESW crew celebrated the 50th anniversary with an event co-hosted with TimeGate Convention, Doctor Who: The Forgotten Doctor and DragonCon British Media Track. Mike, Mike, Jen, and the Phantom Troublemaker had a blast sharing initial reactions to The Day of The Doctor special along with the award-winning author Bobby Nash, Beau Brown, Kirby Bartlett-Sloan, and the main man of the night, Alan Siler. It was an added bonus to hang out with many friends and fans throughout the evening. So much fun, it should be an annual holiday!
Here’s where the Earth Station One and Earth Station Who crews will be tomorrow.
Come out to the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary After Party on Saturday, November 23rd! Tickets are $10 and the doors open at 4:30PM!
Be part of a live podcast recording by Earth Station Who, and share your thoughts on the episode! See a premiere of an episode by local fan series ‘Doctor Who: The Forgotten Doctor‘! Test your knowledge with BritTrack‘s Doctor Who Trivia! Participate in our Masquerade! Win giveaways from BBC America and AMC Theatre at Phipps Plaza! Win memberships to TimeGate Convention in May! And of course we’ll be showing the episode in case you weren’t able to see it earlier.
Learn more here.
Tell your friends! We hope to see you there!
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.
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We’ve got a special treat for you this week, we bring you a quasi-live show recorded shortly before the Grimm Gear Gala was held. Featuring special guests Fable Cry, we talk about Fables, Storybook Tales, and the pop culture impact they’ve had. In addition, we’re reminded of CD’s violent tendencies, Q in his native frantic habitat, and John dropping in at the end for some final thoughts and our Achievement Unlocked. We’ve even added a special live recording from Fable Cry at the Gala as well as an interview with famed Frenchy and the Punk for our Clockwork Quarter Hour!
Since the summer movie season ended, the cinematic landscape has been pretty bleak. This weekend, just like thunder, the Odinson arrived in theaters with a sequel we can’t wait to talk about! Mike, Mike, the award-winning author Bobby Nash, Jennifer Hartshorn, Alex Autrey, and Rob Levy journey to Asgard to see if each is worthy of Mew Mew. We also chat with Ken Spivey and Dr. Scott Viguie about the Time Lord Fest event in Tampa last weekend. Plus, the usual Rants, Raves, and Shout Outs!
Join us for yet another episode of The Earth Station One Podcast we like to call: Thor: The Dark World Reviewed
By Ashley Bergner
Box Office Buzz
With Marvel’s “The Avengers” currently ranking as the highest-grossing superhero movie of all time, it’s hard to believe that just five years ago, Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America were all considered B-list superheroes. Batman and Superman were arguably the most famous movie superheroes, and the planned Iron Man origin film was considered a gamble. Then, “Iron Man” became a surprise blockbuster in 2008, and the “Thor” and “Captain America” origin stories both topped the box office in 2011, despite being headed by relatively unknown actors.
So, what’s the secret to Marvel’s success? All the studio’s films have followed a finely-tuned, crowd-pleasing formula, and the studio has been smart enough to tweak but not deviate too far from this pattern. When you go see a Marvel movie in theaters, you know exactly what you’ll be getting: fun characters, good special effects, exciting action sequences, and a healthy dose of humor. While fans can debate which of the “Avengers” tie-in movies is actually the best (“Iron Man” is still my favorite), none of the films have failed to be entertaining.
“Thor: The Dark World” follows this pattern. Like “Iron Man 3,” which was released earlier this year, the Thor sequel is set after the events in “The Avengers.” Thor (Chris Hemsworth) has returned home to Asgard to try to repair the damage caused by his scheming brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston). This time around, Thor faces a new foe, the Dark Elf Malekith (Christopher Eccleston), who wants to release an ancient force known as “Aether” that has the power to plunge the universe into darkness. Thor must seek help from his estranged love interest, astrophysicist Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), as well as his brother Loki, even though he’s certain Loki will try to use the crisis to his own advantage. Continue reading
Watcha gonna do brutha, when the ESO crew runs wild on you? Oooooh yeeeah! Mike, Mike, the award-winning author Bobby Nash, Joe Crowe, and Nick Ahlhelm step back in the squared circle to witness the birth of the superstars of wrestling. While we’re on the subject of giants, we also shoot with the president of the Atlanta Science Fiction Society, Michael Liebman, before we turn heel and strap him in The Geek Seat. Plus the usual Rants, raves, Khan Report, and Shout Outs! Ooooooooooooohhh, what a rush!!!
Join us for yet another episode of The Earth Station One Podcast we like to call: Hulkamania Running Wild!
Recording 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!
We continue our Countdown to Halloween spotlighting one of the true masters of horror, John Carpenter. Mike, Mike, award-winning author Bobby Nash, award-winning artist Mark Maddox, Anthony Taylor, and Drew Meyer run into some big trouble in Little China and escape from New York wearing their sunglasses while avoiding psychopaths in Shatner-masks, all the while trying to figure out which crew member is the thing. Plus, Anthony introduces us to a new Atlanta convention celebrating the fantastic in film, literature, and art, Monsterama! 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 Films of John Carpenter
On this episode, the ESW crew celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Doctor’s longest running adversary by reviewing the story where it all began! Mike, Mike, Phantom Troublemaker are joined by Rich Morris to watch Ian be the hero, Barbara go native, Susan running through the jungle, Thals passing ropes to one another, and The Doctor being a jerk. But we are so glad it is a surviving story from the early years, and we discuss the discovery of more classic episodes along with rumors of things to come.