JC and Rita are back for another thrilling episode this week. In this episode, the dynamic duo preview this summer’s hottest movies, give you a review of Oz the Great and Powerful, let you in on what the Potter kids are up to and take you down memory lane as Beetlejuice turns 25. Plus, had Peter Weller’s character in Star Trek 2 been revealed, our review of this week’s Walking Dead and is there trouble on the set of True Blood?
In Who news, we celebrate birthdays of two of the major actors in the Whoniverse, we let you know if Toby Whithouse is next man up for the showrunner gig, if the mummies from Pyramids of Mars are making a return, BBC’s plans for the 50th and when will the big episode (episodes?) begin filming?
After fully recovering from our Pond mourning, we are back at it with another action packed episode of Transmissions From Atlantis. This week, we discuss why George R.R. Martin’s flashbacks aren’t in the Game of Thrones series. We let you know about Chris Carter’s return to television, the latest on American Horror Story and a big time screen legend who is joining the True Blood cast. We give you our thoughts on Rob Zombie’s Lords of Salem trailer plus some big news from the creator of the Walking Dead. And speaking of our favorite zombies – in Rita’s Reading Review we give you a comparison of the Walking Dead graphic novel and the television series.
In our retro review we give our full review of the Indiana Jones Blu-Ray box set.
If that doesn’t beat all – we still have our Doctor Who segment where we talk about Steven Moffatt’s alternate endings to the Angels Take Manhattan, which Weeping Angels story is the best and reveal the title for the opener of Series 7 part 2. Oh and we tell you what we mean by the death of Rose Tyler…its not what you think.
JC and Rita wrap up their Dragon*Con coverage with Part Three of Episode 13. In this episode, they talk about their favorite costumes and their own cosplay plans for future cons. They let you in on what it was like to meet Jonathan Frakes of Star Trek the Next Generation and Joe Manganiello (Alcide) of True Blood. They give you the low down on the worst of Dragon*Con, how they watched the series premiere of Doctor Who Series 7 Asylum of the Daleks while at the Con and the scoop on Brit Track (plus some wedding advice for Brit Track Director Caro). They wrap up the Episode by telling you if they’ll be back in 2013.
We’re on the eve of the greatest fan run Sci-Fi Con in the U.S. (and maybe the world) and TFA is all in! In this episode we give you the low down on the costumes we will be wearing and our entire schedule for Dragon*Con (subject to change).
We’ll also preview Doctor Who at Dragon*Con, Pond’s Life and the Series 7 premiere.
Rita’s Reading Review returns with George R.R. Martin’s A Dance of Dragons – the fifth book of the Song of Fire and Ice Series (Game of Thrones for you uninitiated).
Remember last week how we told you how much we loved Being Human (U.K.)? What a difference a week makes! JC and Rita lose their minds in a rant over series 3 and 4 during our Retro Review. Be warned – if you haven’t seen series 3 or 4 and don’t want to be spoiled – you MUST fast forward past this section. There is major spoilage in this segment.
We also give you our review of True Blood’s season finale – Save Yourself. One word – WOW! There are spoilers here, too. Consider yourself warned.
As always, the schedule and pertinent links are after the jump!
It’s a frightfully good time on TFA this week as we focus on the horror aspect of the show. We open up with a discussion on the scariest shows on television (past and present). We give you our True Blood Episode 11 and season 5 review while looking forward to the season finale. In News of the Weird, we tell you about Navajo Rangers who are living real life X-files investigators.
In our Retro Review we give you our take on Series One and Two of the U.K. version of the werewolf, vampire, ghost drama Being Human.
Our Doctor Who segment keeps the theme rolling as we talk about the scariest episodes of Nu Who and we also give you the low down on the premiere of Series 7.
We also get a quick Dragon*Con blip in there as well.
So, grab a loved one, turn down the lights, hide your eyes and prepare for chills as TFA goes spoooooky!
You thought you got rid of us didn’t you? No! We’re back for our double figures-sode Episode 10. After a one week hiatus to finish off our TFA Teaches You Who video project, we’re back in our crazy full effect for you, our beloved listeners.
First, in celebration of reaching a milestone that many startup podcasts never reach, we’re going to give you a quick peek behind the curtain and give you some stuff that you’d never hear in the final edited broadcast of the show. We’re also going to give you our thoughts on how it’s gone so far and where we see the show going in the future.
We’re going to give you the scoop on a steamy affair from two of the most well known actors from the legendary sci-fi show X-Files.
Mike Faber has beamed down from the mothership to give us the lowdown on the largest fan run Sci-Fi Con in America – Dragon*Con. Continue reading →
We know you are eagerly anticipating our foray into double figures…EPISODE 10 of Transmissions From Atlantis. We are too and it will be coming soon.
However, we’ve had some very inclement currents ripping across the underwater city that knocked out our power for awhile. I also had a nasty cold the better part of last week. It’s put us a bit behind schedule.
We’ve also begun a special, top secret you tube video project for you guys that we will be debuting with Episode 10. The project has taken a little longer than we expected. It’s so cool, we’re holding episode ten in the can until we can have it ready for a simultaneous release.
So what are we looking at? At the earliest, late this week. More realistically somewhere around Sunday or Monday of next week.
It’ll be worth the wait.
With that said, here’s some other things to look forward to:
We’re going to give you some behind-the-scenes pre-editing bloopers of TFA. You guys think Rita and I are the wonderful happy sci-fi lovin’ couple who never fights – wait until you hear some of our donnybrooks on the air!
We’re going to ask the question – if you had one episode to introduce a newbie to NuWho (new Doctor Who) – which episode would you choose?
We’re going to talk about the Loch Ness Monster and the Roswell Aliens
We’re going to go evil with Supernatural and True Blood
As part of the ESO Network, we’ll also begin our preview of Dragon*KHAN.
Also, will Chris Eccelston return to Doctor Who for the 50th?
All that, our normal crazy segments and of course, the super secret special project’s unveiling.
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!
It’s a very special TFA Episode this week as we focus on the Harry Potter convention Ascendio 2012. We’ll take you deep inside the con with discussions on Muggle Quidditch, Chris Rankin’s (Percy Weasely) Q&A, the Quill Track and JC’s Wardrobe malfunction. We’ll also interview facebook cosplay legends Perseus and Draco LePage, hosts of Ascendio 2012′s Fashion ball.
We’ll also talk a little Artemis Fowl in Rita’s Reading Review and we’ll give you the scoopage on Doctor Who at San Diego ComiCon.
We’ll wrap it up with our review of True Blood episode 6 – Hopeless.
It’s a big episode but we bring you the very essence of one of the best Harry Potter cons we’ve attended.
The schedule and important links are after the jump!
Fresh off our invasion of Earth Station One – we’re back on the underwater continent with prisoners! Mike Faber, creator of Earth Station One, joins us for an interview during our Transmissions Received segment. We also review Disney/Pixar’s new hit animated movie, Brave.
Star Trek II – The Wrath of Khan has reached 30 years. We talk about our favorite moments in Khan and discuss the original crew movie franchise in general.
We do an autopsy on Sanctuary, we put Eureka in hospice and we lament the decline of Sci-Fi Channel since it became SYFY.
We asked the questions – Why did John Carter fail and Why do you hate Walking Dead’s little Huck Finn, Carl?
News of the weird gives us another example of the oncoming Zombie Apocalypse while letting you know that we may also have an Alien and Vampire Apocalypses as well!