ESO heads to Paradise Island. For 73 years, Wonder Woman has fought against the forces of evil in comic books, newspaper strips, novels, animation, TV movies and series, and soon to make her big screen debut. Next week, ESO takes a look at the history of Wonder Woman from her comic book beginnings to her current incarnations. We’ll also discuss the characters and what we’d like to see in her future. Plus, we’ll serve up healthy portions of Rants and Raves, Khan Reports, Geek Seats, Shout Outs, and more. Join us for another magical episode of the Earth Station One podcast.
Are you a Wonder Woman fan? Then ESO wants to hear from you. Let us know why Wonder Woman is special to you, your favorite incarnations of the character, and your thoughts on Diana’s future at email@example.com, www.esonetwork.com, Facebook, Twitter, or Google+. Who knows, we might just share yours on the show.
Posted in Comic Books, Comics, Earth Station One, Geek, Interview, movies, News, preview, Reviews, TV
Tagged Bobby Nash, Comic Book, Comic Books, Earth Station One, ESO, ESO Network, Gal Gadot, Justice League, Khan Reports, Lynda Carter, Mike Faber, Mike Gordon, Movie, Podcast, TV, Wonder Woman
It’s all out action for the station crew as ESO explores their favorite Real-Life Action Figures. That’s right, ESO takes a look at our favorite Action Heroes from the Movies and TV. But that’s not all. In this thrilling episode, you’ll also get Rants and Raves, the Khan Report, The Geek Seat, Shout Outs, and more. Join us for another action-packed episode of the Earth Station One podcast.
ESO wants to hear from you. Who are your favorite action heroes from TV and movies? Share your favorites with us at firstname.lastname@example.org, www.esonetwork.com, Facebook, Twitter, or Google+. We love hearing from you and we might just read your list on the show.
Posted in Art
Tagged Action, Action Figures, Action Heroes, Action Movies, Adventure, Bobby Nash, Earth Station One, ESO, ESO Network, Heroes, Mike Faber, Mike Gordon, Movie, Podcast, Real-Life Action Figures, TV
By Ashley Bergner
Box Office Buzz
“With great power comes great responsibility.”
That line from Marvel’s first “Spider-Man” movie has become so famous and is used so often it’s now almost a cliche. However, it’s still pretty good advice for superhero characters — and it’s advice Marvel seems to have taken to heart as a company, as well. Marvel has carefully built a cinematic brand that now produces all-but-guaranteed blockbusters, but they don’t seem to have taken that success for granted. Each movie has been carefully crafted to fit into the Marvel film universe as a whole.
That success has now allowed Marvel to take a gamble, venturing into the realm of live-action TV. ABC’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” follows Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) as he leads a team of agents working behind the scenes of S.H.I.E.L.D., the organization that assembled the “Avengers” to combat global threats. Rather than focusing on superheroes, the show highlights ordinary agents who have to rely on old-fashioned espionage skills and have to learn how to adapt to an ever-changing world that includes an increasing number of people with super-human abilities. Continue reading
By Ashley Bergner
Box Office Buzz
These days, most of the buzziest TV shows seem to be happening on cable — from AMC’s meth drama “Breaking Bad” to HBO’s gritty medieval fantasy “Game of Thrones.” The BBC’s “Doctor Who” — once a sci-fi cult favorite — seems to be growing in mainstream popularity, and AMC’s zombie series “The Walking Dead” is generating ratings that would make even the “big three” television networks — ABC, CBS and NBC — envious.
However, this fall there do seem to be some potentially big new series on broadcast TV, and while I usually focus more on upcoming movie releases, I’m pretty excited about the line-up of fall shows this year. From the return of the CW’s superhero drama “Arrow” to the Marvel spin-off “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” there are some exciting premises — and some interesting risks — on TV this fall. Here are the new and returning shows I’m most looking forward to, and I’m curious to know what your top picks are as well! Continue reading
Friend of the Station, Claudia Christian has a new ebook available called “My Life with Geeks and Freaks”, a mini memoir about her experiences at conventions.
“My Life with Geeks and Freaks” is now available on kindle here and paperback here.
For more with Claudia Christian, check out her turn in The Geek Seat on episode 136 of the ESO podcast here.
Posted in Books, Conventions, News, Press Release, Sci-fi
Tagged Babylon 5, Claudia Christian, Commander Susan Ivanova, Conventions, Earth Station One, ESO, ESO Network, Freaks and Geeks, Geek Seat, memoir, My Life With Geeks and Freaks, Sci-Fi, TV
White Rocket 032: SPACE: 1999 with Anthony Taylor
Anthony Taylor joins Van this week to discuss a show near and dear to both of them– SPACE: 1999! Anthony has written extensively on 1999 and other Gerry Anderson properties and is generally considered a leading expert on the show. And Van just loves it. Well, mostly the first season. Enjoy as they geek out over this seminal Seventies SF TV spectacular!
Disaster strikes the station.
The Earth Station One crew fights for survival against impossible odds as they brave the perils of disaster fiction. From novels to movies, to TV, to theme park rides, ESO looks at some of our favorite disaster stories. And it just wouldn’t be ESO without the ever-popular Rants and Raves, Shout Outs, and Khan Report. It’ll be a fun time. Join us won’t you?
As always, ESO wants to hear from you. What are your favorite disaster stories? Share your favorites with us at email@example.com, www.esopodcast.com, Facebook, Twitter, or Google+. We would love to hear from you. Who knows, we might just read yours on the show.
Posted in Books, Comics, Conventions, Earth Station One, Geek, Horror, Interview, movies, News, Reviews, Rumor, Sci-fi, TV
Tagged Bobby Nash, disaster, Earth Station One, ESO, ESO Network, Jennifer Hartshorn, Mike Faber, Mike Gordon, Movies, novels, Podcast, TV
Who dunnit? That’s what the ESO crew investigates this week. Mike, Mike, the award-winning author Bobby Nash, new co-host Jennifer, and Van Allen Plexico seek help from some of their favorite detectives. If only ESO had a butler! Also, friends of the station Anthony Taylor and award-winning artist Mark Maddox join us to honor Ray Harryhausen, Steve Charleson previews the upcoming Alabama Phoenix festival, and our new co-host finds herself in The Geek Seat! All this, plus the usual Rants, Raves, Khan Report and Shout Outs!
Join us for yet another episode of The Earth Station One Podcast we like to call: Everyone Loves a Mystery
Posted in Blog, Books, Comic Books, Conventions, Earth Station One, ESO_Podcast, movies, News, Podcast, Pulp, Reviews, TV
Tagged Alabama Phoenix Festival, Anthony Taylor, Bobby Nash, Detectives, Earth Station One Ep 163, Jennifer Hartshorn, Mark Maddox, Mike Faber, Mike Gordon, Ray Harryhausen, TV, Van Allen Plexico
Mrs. Peel, we’re needed.
Next week, the Earth Station One crew is on the case with Steed and Mrs. Peel as we look back at The British Spy-fi thriller, The Avengers. And if that wasn’t enough, we’ll have the usual rants, raves, shout outs, and ESO’s Khan Report! It’s going to be another fun episode next week at Earth Station One. You should join us.
And we want to hear from you. What are your favorite Avengers memories? Let us know at www.esopodcast.com, Facebook, Twitter, or Google+.
Posted in Blog, Conventions, Earth Station One, Interview, News, Sci-fi, Space, TV
Tagged Bobby Nash, con nooga, Earth Station One, ESO, ESO Network, Mike Faber, Mike Gordon, Movie, novels, Podcast, steed & mrs peel, Television, The Avengers, TV
Next week, the Earth Station One crew takes a look at one of entertainment’s tried and true tropes, the spinoff. From Joanie and Chachi heading off on their own to Deep Space Nine spinning off of Star Trek: The Next Generation, ESO takes a look at some of our favorite spinoffs, not to mention a few of those that didn’t do so well. Plus, we look at what it takes to make a successful spinoff. And if that wasn’t enough, we’ll have the usual rants, raves, shout outs, and ESO’s Khan Report! It’s going to be another fun episode next week at Earth Station One. You should join us.
And we want to hear from you. What are your favorite spinoffs and why? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org, Facebook, Twitter, or Google+.
Posted in Blog, Books, Earth Station One, Geek, movies, News, Reviews, TV
Tagged Bobby Nash, Earth Station One, ESO, ESO Network, Mike Faber, Mike Gordon, Movie, novels, Podcast, spinoffs, Television, TV