Mike, Mike, Jen, and The Phantom Troublemaker continue to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who by traveling back to where it all began! And thanks to writer/producer Mark Gatiss, we don’t need a TARDIS to do it. The ESW crew reviews the docudrama that re-enacts the birth of a phenomenon. Plus, we Rant & Rave about other news and events in the DWU.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Also, the most stressful. In the never-ending battle to fight the holiday blues, the ESO crew steps up once again to provide some gift ideas for the geek in your life. To make things easier, you can find just about every item suggested by Mike, Mike, the award-winning author Bobby Nash, Doctor Q, and Nikki Rau-Baker in the ESO Amazon Estore. Listen, click, and you’re done wish shopping for the year! Plus, we give author Stuart Jaffe the greatest gift of all… some time in The Geek Seat! All this, along with 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 Fourth Annual ESO Geek Gift Guide
Lights…Camera…Action! The ESO satellite reeks of testosterone this week as we rave about our favorite action heroes on the big and small screen. The award-winning author Bobby Nash takes control of the station and leads the elite fighting force of Mike, Mike, Dan Carroll, and Thomas Deja through shootouts, fists of fury, daredevil car chases, and explosions galore to find out which heroes are left standing and which are expendable. And if that wasn’t enough to make our guest Thomas sweat, we also strap the writer in The Geek Seat. Plus, Michael Day beams aboard to promote the upcoming Farragut Fest in the Khan Report. All this along with the usual Rants, Raves, and Shout Outs!
Join us for yet another episode of The Earth Station One Podcast we like to call: Action Figures: Our Favorite Action Heroes
More 50th anniversary fun! As “The Day of the Doctor” draws closer, the ESW crew listens in on the epic audio adventure from Big Finish featuring all eight classic Doctors. Mike, Mike, Jen, Josh Wilson, and Kris Nelson take a nostalgia-filled trip full of favorite voices from the past. Plus, we discuss other events of the great occasion, including the new prelude, “The Night of the Doctor.”
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
By Rachel Stewart / notprolificnotprofound
Another Dragon*Con might have come and gone, but cosplay is year-round hobby for many, including myself. It’s not uncommon for me to be working on multiple cosplays at once, or be considering what characters or costumes I want to tackle next.
Tip 1: Research, research, research. As soon as I see a costume I want to cosplay, I search the Internet for screencaps or promotional images. Seeing an outfit’s details from every angle can help you whether you’re planning on tracking down a screen accurate item or buying and altering a similar garment. When using online forums, scan past posts and tags before asking questions. Many times your questions might already be answered if you’re cosplaying a popular character. [For Sherlock fans, Sherlockology has everything covered. Seriously. Everything.] Search for online tutorials to get ideas on how to make things, style your hair or wigs, or apply makeup. If you’re feeling gutsy and have the right information, you might even reach out to actual costume designer to inquire about a hard-to-identify piece. If you do, just be straightforward and polite in your request and thank them for their time. [What information they give you might rely on what they're allowed to say or based on their memory of working on the project.]
On this episode, the ESO crew kicks off the Countdown to Halloween with a look at the apocalyptic series from Robert Kirkman. From the comics to TV, novels, toys, and games, it seems everyone’s favorite undead series will never die. Mike, Mike, the award-winning author Bobby Nash, and special guests Deadpool Speaks (from the Chimichanga Talk podcast) and good friend of the station Jim “Spiff” Griffin grab some bats and go walker huntin’! Plus the Audio Comics crew of Lance Roger Axt, Elaine Lee, and Carrington MacDuffie join us to discuss the recent release of “Battle for L.A.” and find themselves battling in The Geek Seat! And Nicholas Ahlhelm talks about his Lightweight project. All this, along with 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: Finally, The Walking Dead
We are being watched. Good thing Earth Station One is an audio podcast! Mike, Mike, the award-winning author Bobby Nash, and Jack Kammerer Jr. take on The Machine and all the characters it surveys. We also have our own Fangasm when Molly McIsaac spends some time in The Geek Seat. Plus, rants and raves on the much-anticipated first episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., a special Khan report of AWA from Raven, and the usual Shout Outs!
Join us for yet another episode of The Earth Station One Podcast we like to call: Our Number’s Up! ESO Reviews Person of Interest
Dragon Con 2013 is behind us now, but the fond memories, con crud, and the numerous buckets o’ rum will live with us forever. Mike, Mike, the award-winning author Bobby Nash, Mary Lou Who, Nikki Rau-Baker, and rookie Raven, tell their tales of survival among the record-setting crowd. Though one can never be truly prepared for Dragon Con, our year-long review of tips, interviews, and news reports came in handy and we had one of the best cons ever! So much so that we’ll need the next few months to recover. We’ll be back in January for our first look at Dragon Con 2014!!!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at 404-963-9057 with your comments. We just might air yours on the show!
Bringing you the epic conclusion of the megacast featuring our friends over at the League of S.T.E.A.M.’s podcast: S.T.E.A.M. Geeks! Enjoy as we bring you more of the guest cameo appearances and recount the tales of Dragon Con! And bring some tissues, the ending will choke you up, at least it did one of our panelists…
p.s. Post-show Comedic “Alan Rickman’s All Mint Review” by Matt SIlva, also on the podcast during Part 1. We mention it in our intro, so we thought you’d like the laugh in place of the usual blooper bit.