JC and Rita are back and in rare form. With JC all hyped up on Nyquil, we fight to the death on Daleks vs The Weeping Angels (trust me, you don’t want to miss that one). JC goes bonkers over Doctor Who being excluded from the opening ceremonies of the 2012 London Olympics. We talk about the Brooklyn Monster and a man who was cured of Stereoblindness by going to see Hugo in 3d!
We give you the scoop on a sequel to Independence Day, what new series the executive producers of Walking Dead are bringing to AMC and the end of Eureka.
We have a very special Transmissions Received segment where we get to meet the labstaff of Doctor Geek’s Laboratory – our new brother podcast on the ESO Network.
For the Retro Review, we give you the low down on the Star Trek the Next Generation season one blu-rays.
In addition to the earlier segments on Doctor Who, we remember the wonderful companion of the fourth doctor, Mary Tamm. We talk Matt Smith on the cover of EW and we give you some 50th anniversary and series 7 spoilers.
We wrap this baby up with our True Blood review.
Folks, if you’ve never tried TFA before…this is the one to listen to!
The show schedule and links are after the jump!
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By NELLIE ANDREEVA, Source: Deadline.com
From zombies to aliens. The Walking Dead executive producer Gale Anne Hurd and her Valhalla Entertainment have optioned Annie Jacobsen’s book Area 51: An Uncensored History of America’s Top Secret Military Base for a potential TV series. The hourlong project, which will be taken out to the networks shortly, will be written by feature scribe Karl Gajdusek. It will follow two men working on the base who are thrust into danger when they uncover secrets that the government will protect at any cost. Gajdusek, who was brought in by Valhalla executive Beatrice Springborn, will serve as showrunner and executive produce with Hurd. Jacobsen will be a consulting producer.
Jacobsen’s Area 51 sheds light on the highly classified military base, which has been the subject of numerous conspiracy theories claiming that it is home to aliens, underground tunnel systems, nuclear facilities or even the lunar landing, supposedly staged and filmed there. Jacobsen interviewed 19 men who served the base and another 55 who had links to Area 51, including living and working there for extended periods. The book chronicles what has really gone on in the Nevada desert, from testing nuclear weapons to building super-secret, supersonic jets to pursuing the War on Terror. Area 51 was published in May and spent 8 weeks on the NY Times Bestseller List. Gajdusek, who started off in TV on Showtime’s Dead Like Me, recently wrote the Tom Cruise film Oblivion for Universal, with Joseph Kosinski directing, and The Last Days Of American Crime for Radical/IM Global. Gajdusek, repped by Verve and Management 360, is currently writing Last Resort, a pilot script for ABC executive produced by Shawn Ryan and Viking for Working Title.
The author of a new book claims to have solved the mystery of the Roswell UFO incident, when in fact two legendary SF writers learned the truth decades earlier.
Just out in bookstores is Area 51: An Uncensored History of America’s Top Secret Military Base by Annie Jacobsen. According to Badass Digest, Jacobsen claims to uncover all the secrets behind the mysterious Air Force base in Nevada, with the help of a number of people who used to work at the top-secret installation.
Right off the bat—in Chapter One, in fact—Jacobsen makes the surprising revelation that a key early moment in the base’s history came as a result of the 1947 crash in Roswell, N.M., in which many believe an alien spacecraft smashed into the Earth and its wreckage was carted away for study at what became Area 51.
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