Rita is back for this week’s episode of Transmissions From Atlantis as we focus on the metal, giving you our Iron Man 3 review and focusing on this week’s Doctor Who episode Nightmare in Silver – written by the legendary Neil Gaimain. We also talk Defiance – is it worth it to continue watching? We get Rita’s review of Oblivion and also mark the passing of special effects legend Ray HarryHausen. Plus, Netflix is trying to kill Browncoat dreams.
If that’s not enough, we also give you a preview of season 6 of True Blood, review this week’s episode of Game of Thrones and deliver a retro review of Fringe Season 4.
In addition to the Nightmare in Silver preview, we also ask which Cyberman will be better – Gaiman’s or the Cybus Industry ones established by RTD, we’ll give you the scoop on the Doc’s name in The Name of the Doctor, review the Crimson Horror and give you the latest 50th news.
Finally, we are putting the call out to you, the Doctor Who fan to give us your opinion on Colin Baker’s sixth doctor. You can leave a message at 813-333-9049, or skype at handle JasonDLT or do a youtube video or recording and email the file/link to hosts at transmissionsfromatlantis.com.
Check out the links and schedule after the jump!
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Tagged 50th Anniversary, Colin Baker, Defiance, Doctor Who, Firefly, Fringe, Game of Thrones, Iron Man 3, Neil Gaiman, Nightmare in Silver, oblivion, Ray Harryhausen, The Crimson Horror
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
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Tagged beverly connor, Bobby Nash, C2E2, Charles Conner, Earth Station One Ep 162, Free Comic Book Day, Iron Man, Iron Man 3, Jen Hartshorn, Marvel, Mike Faber, Mike Gordon, Nikki Rau-Baker, Tara Lynne
By Ashley Bergner
Box Office Buzz
“Big man in a suit of armor — take that off, what are you?”
That’s a question Captain America asks Tony Stark/Iron Man during “The Avengers” movie. Of course Stark fires back one of his trademark snarky replies — “Genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist” — but he’s not forced to seriously consider that question until “Iron Man 3.” The first two “Iron Man” films were all about Tony creating the suit and coming to grips with his new identity, but the third is about his search for the answer to Captain America’s question — without the suit, is he still a hero? Continue reading
The Earth Station One crew and friends head back to the theater for a look at one of the summers most highly anticipated movies. That’s right. It’s Iron Man 3! ESO will take a look at the film, the franchise, and the comic books that started it all. Plus, as if that wasn’t enough, ESO takes a look back at this year’s Free Comic Book Day celebration.
ESO wants to hear from you. Tell us what you thought about Iron Man 3. Did you love it? Did you hate it? Are you ready for Tony Stark’s next adventure? We want to know your thoughts regarding Marvel’s Armored Avenger. Plus, ESO wants to know how you celebrated Free Comic Book Day. We’d love to hear reports from you about your comic shop.
Drop us a line at www.esopodcast.com, Facebook, Twitter, or Google+. We just might read yours on the show.
Posted in Blog, Comic Books, Conventions, Earth Station One, Fantasy, Geek, Interview, movies, News, Reviews
Tagged Ben Kingsly, Bobby Nash, Earth Station One, ESO, ESO Network, FCBD, Free Comic Book Day, Gwyneth Paltrow, Iron Man, Iron Man 3, Jon Favreau, Marvel Studios, Mike Faber, Mike Gordon, Podcast, Robert Downey Jr., Shane Black, The Avengers
We take you back to the 1990′s for this week’s episode. Mystery Science Theater 3000 was one of our favorite shows back in those days. It had a simple concept. A guy with his robot friends “riffing” the most horrible movies you can ever see. With the availability of the show on Amazon Instant Download, we give you some of our favorites.
We also talk the Sci-Fi and Horror Super Bowl ads, more on the defunct Superman Lives, and Firefly – how can they bring it back without Wash? We give you our review of Hansel and Gretel, talk up World War Z and give a retro review of Paranorman.
Of course, we always have Doctor Who and we have a ton of 50th anniversary news – plus our Legacy Who Redux features The Tomb of the Cybermen!
The schedule and links are after the jump!
Posted in Doctor Who, Sci-fi, Transmissions from Atlantis
Tagged 50th Anniversary, Adventures of Space and Time, Crow T Robot, Doctor Who, Firefly, Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters, Iron Man 3, JJ Abrams Portal Half-Life, MST3K, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Oz The Great and Powerful, ParaNorman, Star Trek Into Darkness, Star Wars Spinoff, Superman Lives Script, The Walking Dead, Tom Servo, Tomb of the Cybermen, World War Z
By Ashley Bergner
Box Office Buzz
2012 is going to be a tough year for Hollywood to top. The year’s most anticipated movies — such as “The Hunger Games,” “The Hobbit” and the new Bond movie, “Skyfall” — were, for the most part, relatively well received by fans and also performed quite well at the box office. However, there are quite a few films slated for release in 2013 that look promising, as well, including several sequels to popular franchises.
While there are quite a few films I’m looking forward to this year, here are the top five I’m most excited about: Continue reading
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Tagged 2013, Catching Fire, Hobbit, Hunger Games, Into Darkness, Iron Man 3, Man of Steel, Movie, Preview, Smaug, Star Trek, Superman
By Marc Bernardin, Source: Blastr.com
On the heels of Captain America 2 getting a release date and just before The Avengers hits theaters, Marvel is putting a little heat under ol’ Shellhead’s armor: Robert Downey Jr. will face off against Sir Ben Kingsley in Iron Man 3. But the Oscar winner won’t be playing who you think he will.
For some reason, the very mention of Kingsley as a comics villain brings the Mandarin to mind. But while Jon Favreau dropped Mandarin clues in Iron Man 1, and would’ve featured that classic Iron Man villain if he’d stuck around for Part 3, writer-director Shane Black is taking a different path. Continue reading
In Marvel’s quest to replace Jon Favreau at the helm of the Iron Man franchise, they’re in talks with both an interesting and obvious choice: Shane Black, who ushered in a new era of action filmmaking with his script for Lethal Weapon.
The choice is interesting in that, as a writer-director, Black has only one film under his belt: the witty, tricky neo-noir thriller Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. It’s obvious because that film starred Robert Downey Jr. as a petty crook who winds up trapped in a Hollywood murder mystery in which he, improbably, is the detective.
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No wonder Jon Favreau was so in the dark about Marvel’s plans for their heroic film slate: The man who put Robert Downey Jr. in the Iron Man mask, and made Marvel a movie powerhouse, isn’t coming back for the third go-round. I’m really frightened by what the end product could be. Thoughts?
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Jon Favreau sees his third outing with Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark—due out on May 3, 2013—to be the one Marvel film to bind them all.
Even though Favreau’s not entirely sure what directors Joss Whedon, Kenneth Branagh and Joe Johnston have in store for The Avengers, Thor or Captain America—”I’ve talked to Kenneth Branagh … I had a conversation with Joss Whedon in passing, giving him my two cents about the film”—Favreau believes that he’s poised to put a bow on this phase of Marvel’s movies
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