What a show we have for you this week folks. We have Star Trek royalty joining as Garrett Wang, who played Ensign Harry Kim in Star Trek Voyager and is now the director of Trek Trak for DragonCon, will give us a chat about what’s going on with DragonCon Trek Trak, make two major announcements on appearances, talk about Star Trek Into Darkness and his opinion on the JJ Abrams franchise as well as his career and other amazing anecdotes.
We also have Dr. Scott Vigue to tell us why we shouldn’t hate Colin Baker’s Sixth Doctor. We tell you all about our trip to New Hampshire for Misti-Con and we give you the low down on our recently launched KickStarter campaign for Jason’s comic, StarMage.
We preview Ken Spivey Band’s New Doctor Who album, the Universe Yields.
Plus we review Nightmare in Silver and give you a preview of The Name of the Doctor!
So, let’s get to it!
Schedule and links after the jump!
Posted in Comic Books, Doctor Geek's Lab, Doctor Who, Sci-fi, Transmissions from Atlantis
Tagged Doctor Who, Dragon*Con, Garrett Wang, Ken Spivey Band, Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, StarMage, The Name of the Doctor, Trek Trak
The Earth Station One boldly goes back to the theater for a review of the new summer blockbuster, Star Trek Into Darkness. That’s right, ESO suits up for another adventure with Kirk, Spock, McCoy, and the rest of the USS Enterprise crew. Quick, make sure no one’s wearing a red shirt.
As always, ESO wants to hear from you. What did you think of star Trek Into Darkness? We’d love to hear your thoughts on the latest from director J.J. Abrams. Drop us a line at www.esopodcast.com, Facebook, Twitter, or Google+. We just might read yours on the show.
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Tagged Podcast, Mike Faber, Star Trek, ESO, Mike Gordon, Earth Station One, J.J. Abrams, Bobby Nash, Spock, ESO Network, Star Trek Into Darkness, Jennifer Hartshorn, Kirk, USS Enterprise, summer blockbuster, kirk spock
Although the special effects are now somewhat dated, the “Star Trek” original series has always occupied a special place in my geeky heart. What the show may have lacked in budget, it more than made up for with great characters and good storytelling. Captain Kirk, Spock, Uhura, Dr. McCoy, Scotty and the rest of the original Enterprise crew have become some of science fiction’s most beloved characters. Though we never got to see the end of their five-year mission, they’ve never completely faded from pop culture.
However, back in early 2009, the “Star Trek” franchise as a whole wasn’t faring too well. The most recent film “Star Trek: Nemesis” wasn’t a huge hit, and the most recent TV show “Star Trek: Enterprise” was canceled in 2005 due to low ratings. The franchise was in need of a shot of adrenalin — and it received a major one, thanks to J.J. Abrams’ explosive and exciting 2009 reboot, titled simply “Star Trek.” Continue reading
Oh my! Is there anyone more popular with geeks than George Takei? The RevCast doesn’t think so.
Deanna Toxopeus and Gary Mitchel invited Tegan Hendrickson to discuss all things Takei. They look at his career, his sexuality and his re-invention of himself using social media. There’s also a discussion about Deanna’s crush on him when she was six. Sit back and practice your best Sulu impression as you listen.
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Jason is without his lovely co-host in this week’s Transmissions From Atlantis due to Rita’s nasty cold. But to help him get through the misery of being without his lady love, friends of the show Dr. Scott Vigue (Dr. Geek and Articles of the Shadow Proclamation) and noted Writer/Swing Dancer/Gamer David Hernandez join in the fun.
This week, we’re reviewing Tom Cruise’s Oblivion and the latest episode of Game of Thrones. We also give you KHANformation on who Benedict Cumberbatch is playing in Star Trek Into Darkness. David gives us an awesome review of Evil Dead (2013) and we talk all things Who including 50th anniversary rumors, possible spinoffs and give you reviews of both Hide and Journey to the Center of the TARDIS. Finally, In Legacy Who, we continue our on going series on the Doctor with a focus on Peter Davison’s Fifth Doctor.
All this, plus much more! Links and the lineup after the jump!
Posted in Transmissions from Atlantis
Tagged Alex Kingston, Avengers 2, Benedict Cumberbatch, Cybermen, Doctor Who, Evil Dead 2013, Freema Agyeman, Game of Thrones, John Barrowman, Khan, Neil Gaiman, Noel Clarke, oblivion, Peter Davison, Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, StarMage, Torchwood, William Shatner
Transmissions From Atlantis returns with a vengeance as we focus on the whoniverse shattering news that David Tennant and Billie Piper will be joining Matt Smith and Jenna Louise Coleman for the 50th anniversary special this November.
The dynamic duo also review the Bells of St. John and preview the Rings of Akhaten.
JC and Rita also tell you why the season finale of the Walking Dead and the premiere of Game of Thrones didn’t work.
In our Legacy Who segment, we give you the lowdown on the second doctor. All this plus: Stargate Atlantis, Star Trek Enterprise, Cthulu and Roger Ebert on this week’s episode of Transmissions From Atlantis.
Links and the lineup after the jump!
Posted in Doctor Who, Transmissions from Atlantis
Tagged Cthulu, David Tennant and Billie Piper in the 50th, Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, HP Lovecraft, Roger Ebert, Star Trek, Star Trek Enterprise, Stargate, Stargate: Atlantis, StarMage, The Walking Dead
Jason and Rita are back with another action packed episode of Transmissions From Atlantis. This week, we cover the end of Fringe, we let you in on a rare Star Trek interview and give you the scoop on Tom Cruise’s Oblivion. We also look into the controversy with the Walking Dead and AMC, NBC’s new Dracula show and Felicia Day in Supernatural.
Rita gives you a reading review of the Hobbit, while in Doctor Who, more rumors about an 11 doctors episode for the 50th and could Clara/Oswin only be in for one season? We also introduce our new segment called Classic Who Redux – this week’s subject – The Abominable Snowmen.
Finally, we’ll give you our in depth preview of this weekend’s Time Lord Fest Tampa Bay 2013.
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Check out the line up and links after the jump!
Posted in Conventions, Doctor Who, Sci-fi, Transmissions from Atlantis
Tagged 11 Doctors, 50th anniversary rumors, Alicia Keys, Clara, Doctor Who, Doctor Who The Abominable Snowmen, Dracula, Felicia Day, Fringe, Girl on Fire, oblivion, Oswin, Star Trek, Supernatural, The Walking Dead, Time Lord Fest 2013
Jason and Rita give you a seat at the premiere fan panels of SwampCon 2013 – Doctor Who and Star Trek. They also give you their review of the Con and let you know if it’s worth going to next year!
Transmissions From Atlantis’ Jason and Rita De La Torre will be guests at the SwampCon from Noon – 5 p.m. on Saturday, January 12, 2013 in Gainesville, Fl.
They will take part in the following panels:
Doctor Who 1pm-2pm
Star Trek 3pm-4pm
Podcasting Panel 4pm-5pm
Learn more about SwampCon at http://swampcon.com/
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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
Posted in Fantasy, movies, Reviews, Sci-fi, Uncategorized
Tagged 2013, Catching Fire, Hobbit, Hunger Games, Into Darkness, Iron Man 3, Man of Steel, Movie, Preview, Smaug, Star Trek, Superman