Earth Station Who Episode 56 – An Adventure in Space and Time

Earth Station Who Episode 56Mike, Mike, Jen, and The Phantom Troublemaker continue to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who by traveling back to where it all began! And thanks to writer/producer Mark Gatiss, we don’t need a TARDIS to do it. The ESW crew reviews the docudrama that re-enacts the birth of a phenomenon. Plus, we Rant & Rave about other news and events in the DWU.

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Next on Earth Station One…

ESO Geek GiftsIt’s time once again to dip into Santa’s bag for a sneak peek at ESO’s Annual Holiday Geek Gift Guide. Find out what the station crew wouldn’t mind seeing under the tree this holiday season. Plus, we’ll stuff the stockings with an assortment of Rants and Raves, Khan Reports, Geek Seats, Shout Outs, and more. Join us for another festive episode of the Earth Station One podcast.

ESO wants to hear from you. Is there a special geeky gift out there you wouldn’t mind giving or receiving this holiday season? Share your geeky gift list with us at,, Facebook, Twitter, or Google+. We love hearing from you and we might just share your list on the show.

RevolutionSF Podcast: November Movies: Ender’s Dark World Is Catching Fire

It’s November and Hollywood has stuffed the theater full of candied yams and turkeys in cinema form. But which should be added to your plate and which are going to give you a tummy ache? Our co-hosts, Deanna Toxopeus and Gary Mitchel join with “Not Tegan” a.k.a. Michael Falkner, and Nathan Laws. as they discuss the upcoming movie season. So sit back, open up a button and enjoy.

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Earth Station One Episode 190 – ESO Reviews Catching Fire

Earth Station One Ep 190Happy Hunger Games! This week, ESO crew was selected to compete in the podcasting arena. Jennifer Hartshorn from the Higher-Learning District dominated her opponents Mike Faber (Info Tech District), Mike Gordon (Tiki District), Bobby Nash (Award-Winning District), and Ashley Bergner (Blogger District). However, all the tributes participate in the tour of the popular books and movies. We also chat with Forgotten Realms writer, Richard Lee Byers, who must come up with more than The Q Word for The Geek Seat. May the odds be in his favor! Plus, a huge rave for the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary along with the usual Khan Report and Shout Outs!

Join us for yet another episode of The Earth Station One Podcast we like to call: ESO Reviews Catching Fire
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Earth Station Who Episode 55 – The Day of the Doctor

Earth Station Who Episode 55After 50 years, The Doctor finally had his day and what a day it was! After the record-breaking global broadcast, the ESW crew celebrated the 50th anniversary with an event co-hosted with TimeGate Convention, Doctor Who: The Forgotten Doctor and DragonCon British Media Track. Mike, Mike, Jen, and the Phantom Troublemaker had a blast sharing initial reactions to The Day of The Doctor special along with the award-winning author Bobby Nash, Beau Brown, Kirby Bartlett-Sloan, and the main man of the night, Alan Siler. It was an added bonus to hang out with many friends and fans throughout the evening. So much fun, it should be an annual holiday!

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50thHere’s where the Earth Station One and Earth Station Who crews will be tomorrow.

Come out to the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary After Party on Saturday, November 23rd! Tickets are $10 and the doors open at 4:30PM!

Be part of a live podcast recording by Earth Station Who, and share your thoughts on the episode! See a premiere of an episode by local fan series ‘Doctor Who: The Forgotten Doctor‘! Test your knowledge with BritTrack‘s Doctor Who Trivia! Participate in our Masquerade! Win giveaways from BBC America and AMC Theatre at Phipps Plaza! Win memberships to TimeGate Convention in May! And of course we’ll be showing the episode in case you weren’t able to see it earlier.

Learn more here.

Tell your friends! We hope to see you there!


The ESO/ESW crew and The Forgotten Doctor

The ESO/ESW crew and The Forgotten Doctor


Next On Earth Station One…

Next On ESO, The Hunger Game!It’s time to be bold. ESO steps into the arena to cover the 75th Hunger Games! The station crew takes a look at The Hunger Games phenomenon from the novels to the movies and beyond. We’ll also review the newly released Hunger Games: Catching Fire motion picture. Plus, we’ll deliver the usual assortment of Rants and Raves, the Khan Report, The Geek Seat, Shout Outs, and more. Join us for another thrilling episode of the Earth Station One podcast.

ESO wants to hear from you. Tell us your thoughts on The Hunger Games novels and movies at,, Facebook, Twitter, or Google+. We love hearing from you and we might just read your list on the show.

Movie review: ‘Catching Fire’ a bigger, better sequel with a timely message

By Ashley Bergner
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709262 KS_New_gameslede“There are no winners, only survivors.”

Those haunting words, spoken by a former “Hunger Games” victor, sum up the sobering truth about the games. In a post-apocalyptic North American society, teenagers — known as “tributes” — are forced to fight in a yearly televised death match as punishment for the society’s failed rebellion years ago. The last tribute standing has to pay a high price for his or her victory: a lifetime of lingering trauma, guilt and isolation.

That’s the kind of fallout Katniss Everdeen is facing. In the first “Hunger Games” movie, Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and the other tribute from her district, Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson), managed to beat the system by pretending to be “star-crossed lovers” and convincing the gamemakers to change the rules and allow them to be named joint victors. However, their act of defiance has begun to fan the flames of rebellion in the districts of Panem, and Panem’s President Snow (Donald Sutherland) is beginning to fear the power Katniss has as a symbol. The Hunger Games may be over, but her life is still very much in danger. Continue reading

The Ratchet RetroCast Episode 19 – Once Upon a RetroCast

Ratchet RetroCast Ep 19We’ve got a special treat for you this week, we bring you a quasi-live show recorded shortly before the Grimm Gear Gala was held. Featuring special guests Fable Cry, we talk about Fables, Storybook Tales, and the pop culture impact they’ve had. In addition, we’re reminded of CD’s violent tendencies, Q in his native frantic habitat, and John dropping in at the end for some final thoughts and our Achievement Unlocked. We’ve even added a special live recording from Fable Cry at the Gala as well as an interview with famed Frenchy and the Punk for our Clockwork Quarter Hour!
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Earth Station One Episode 189 – Action Figures: Our Favorite Action Heroes

Earth Station One Ep 189Lights…Camera…Action! The ESO satellite reeks of testosterone this week as we rave about our favorite action heroes on the big and small screen. The award-winning author Bobby Nash takes control of the station and leads the elite fighting force of Mike, Mike, Dan Carroll, and Thomas Deja through shootouts, fists of fury, daredevil car chases, and explosions galore to find out which heroes are left standing and which are expendable. And if that wasn’t enough to make our guest Thomas sweat, we also strap the writer in The Geek Seat. Plus, Michael Day beams aboard to promote the upcoming Farragut Fest in the Khan Report. All this along with the usual Rants, Raves, and Shout Outs!

Join us for yet another episode of The Earth Station One Podcast we like to call: Action Figures: Our Favorite Action Heroes
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