Transmissions From Atlantis Episode 45: David Tennant – His Doctor’s Impact on Doctor Who

Hey kiddies, we’re back with an amazing double episode of Transmissions From Atlantis. As our listeners know, we’ve been reviewing each Doctor in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the show in a segment called Legacy Who Redux. We have finally reached perhaps the most influential of the Doctors (definitely among the new series Doctors) in David Tennant. We talk our favorite episodes, our thoughts on David’s run as the Doctor and his returning for the 50th. We also go in depth on the Tenth Doctor and why we feel he is the best.

We’re not just talking Who, though. We also give you our review of the Lone Ranger, tell you about the reboot efforts for the Crow and Terminator, we let you know if Pacific Rim is doomed to bomb, we review Dexter and True Blood and JC gives you a review of friend of the show Doctor Scott Vigue’s Archaeology in Fiction book. All that plus…a SHARKNADO preview! Schedule and Links after the jump!

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Next on Earth Station One…

James Cameron is our next victum on ESO!!Next week, Earth Station One travels across the sea and dives into the murky depths before hurtling across the universe and into the far-flung future. And we’re doing it all in glorious 3-D as ESO takes a look at the films of James Cameron. Also, the ESO crew travels to the Atlanta Comic Convention on Sunday, February 5th. Stop by and say hi and maybe we’ll put you in the geek seat.

We would love to hear from you. Tell us you favorite James Cameron movies and why? Or just let us know why you’re a fan. Leave us a comment at http://www.esopodcast.com, at the ESO Facebook Group, Google+ page, email us at esopodcast@gmail.com, or call us at 404-963-9057 with your list. We might just read yours on the show.

12 sci-fi sidekicks who are more interesting than their partners

12 Kick Ass Side-kicksSci-fi is filled with dynamic duos and famous teams. The leader usually gets all the glory, while the sidekick’s just along for the ride. But not this time. They’ve played second fiddle long enough!

Blastr has found 12 right-hand men (and women) whose journeys, quirks and overall awesomeness make them a lot more interesting than their bosses.

Inventors risk robot uprising by creating real-life Terminator hand

Should we worry?? not yet

German researchers have built an anthropomorphic robot hand that can endure collisions with hard objects and even strikes from a hammer without breaking into pieces.

In designing the new hand system, researchers at the Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics, part of the German Aerospace Center (DLR), focused on robustness. They may have just built the toughest robot hand yet.

The DLR hand has the shape and size of a human hand, with five articulated fingers powered by a web of 38 tendons, each connected to an individual motor on the forearm.

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18 sci-fi/fantasy bars we wish we could spend New Year’s Eve in

A visit to Mos Eisley

Blastr has a great list of some awesome Sci-Fi/Fantasy bars, but sadly enough, there’s no way for you to visit any of these establishments, which see fit to get our favorite characters zonked out of their gourds. But sci-fi and fantasy are all about showing you impossibilities made manifest, right? So bottoms up!

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TERMINATOR Goes Back in Time to 1984, Continues First Story

Are You Sarah Connor?

For a series concerning a future ruled by robots, the Terminator series real origin is in the year 1984. That’s when the first film came out, and the time period it was set. A robot assassin is sent back to the Reagan-era to kill the mother of the man who is leading a rebellion against the robots in the year 2029. Another man, Kyle Reese, is sent back to stop this digital destroyer, one that happens to look like a certain California governor.

After a string of successful movies and a television series, the new Dark Horse comic series Terminator: 1984 takes a second look at this franchise’s founding. Set as a sequel to last year’s series Terminator: 2029, this four-issue series set to debut on Sept. 29th is not a revamp or retelling – but more an elaboration and a continuation of the events in the classic film that started it all.

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