We’re approaching the half-way point to Dragon Con 2015 and at the rate this year seems to be passing, we’ll be drinking Buckets o’ Rum in no time! Mike, Mike, Darren Nowell, and MaryLouWho present the latest news and announcements. “Eternal” Zan provides a glimpse into the Eternal Members club. Michelle Biddix-Simmons provides some tips on avoiding fear and stress, and Bewitched Raven helps plan the remaining time for costume construction.
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KILL ME, DARLING
By Mickey Spillane & Max Allan Collins
Available in March 2015
Every now and then the universe offers up such an unexpected surprise, we are left with such a euphoric rush as to describe the feelings as miraculous. That was our experience just a few short weeks ago when the mail delivered this lost Mike Hammer thriller into our hands. As most mystery enthusiasts are already well aware, for the past few years Mickey Spillane’s pal and protégé, writer Max Allan Collins, has done a wonderful job of completing those unfinished Mike Hammer books Spillane had left behind from bits and pieces found in the late writer’s files.
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The Mayor of Chickentown reports on the Gallifrey One convention (where she met a Doctor Who-themed Muppet) and Rebecca Watson’s Quiz-o-Tron (where Mike Phirman had to count his chickens); during an impromptu Top 4 ½ List of frozen foods, we vaguely recall Hot Bites, Otter Pops, and horrifying school lunches; Howard Jones is coming, and we’re walking on sunshine, Katrina-style; and we reveal some of the shiny new items we’re bringing to MarsCon next week. (If you’ve always dreamed of owning a “You Love The Flopcast” badge ribbon… this is your big chance.)
A dress and some run away livestock nearly destroyed the internet this week. What is going on?
Adam watched a pro-wrestling match from 1991 that has a history of being a real life horror show. Is it real or a work?
In Gamer’s Corner: Q-bert makes a comeback and farming sims are all the rage.
This week we lost the iconic Leonard Nimoy, we say goodbye to Mr. Spock.
By Ashley Bergner/Box Office Buzz
I stayed home from work sick today, and was just lounging in bed and resting when I got a text from my dad — and fellow “Star Trek” fan — to let me know that actor Leonard Nimoy had passed away today. I had heard that Nimoy was ill, but that doesn’t really make the announcement easier to take. Nimoy played Mr. Spock, arguably the most iconic of the “Star Trek” characters, in numerous TV episodes and films, and it’s a loss that will certainly be mourned by the community of science fiction fans.
I haven’t always been a “Star Trek” fan. “Star Wars” was my first love, and when I was younger, for whatever reason, “Star Trek” didn’t really click for me. I went to see J.J. Abrams’ 2009 reboot film with some friends who were Trek fans, and the film took all of five minutes to win me over, and when I went back to watch other Trek episodes and films, I fell in love with them too. I admire Nimoy’s willingness to appear in that reboot film. It was a risk, of course; nobody knew if Abrams would successfully reboot or ruin “Star Trek,” but Nimoy had enough confidence — or faith? — to appear in the film as the older version of Spock. Even though the reboot film made the gutsy move of altering the classic Trek timeline, having Nimoy there made it seem legitimate. He was, in a way, passing the torch to a new generation of actors, as well as saluting long-time fans of the series. Continue reading “To boldly go: In memory of Leonard Nimoy” »
Throw on your poncho and grab your six-shooter, this episode we dive into the Wild West of American Cinema. Chris, Q, Strangeway and Patrick learn what elements it takes to make a real Western film. Joining us for our Clockwork Conversation is Diana Given from Wild Wild West Con to tell us all about the upcoming convention at Old Tucson Studios in Arizona. Saddle up Pilgrim, and enjoy!
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The Pop Culture impact of professional wrestling varies from decade to decade. Hulkamania exploded on the scene in 1984, but by 1991 only hardcore fans were still sporting the yellow and red. Then, Austin 3:16 took the nation by storm in the mid 90’s. One constant that has rode the waves of pro-wrestling popularity sense the 80’s has been Wrestlemania. “The Grand Daddy of Them All” or “The Showcase of the Immortals” has become the WWE version of the Super Bowl and this year the 31st Wrestlemania lands at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California.
They’re not kidding when they called this episode S.N.A.F.U. — the SSR loses yet another agent, Dottie gets a snazzy new outfit and baby carriage, we get to see an early experimental prototype of Extremis, and…..HEY — didn’t I see that plotline last weekend in “Kingsmen”? Jen, John and George are back to discuss the penultimate episode of “Agent Carter,” in a slightly abbreviated episode due to everyone being crazy busy this week!
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The Not Ready for Primetime Podcasters celebrate the 40th anniversary of America’s premier sketch comedy show. Two wild and crazy Mikes are joining by Kevin Eldridge down by the river to discuss their favorite SNL moments over the past four decades. We also find out if DropByDragonCon’s Michelle Biddix-Simmons is fit enough for The Geek Seat. Plus, friend of the station Drew Leiter with the latest on The Chameleon Chronicles and the usual Rants, Raves, Khan Report, and Geek Seat!
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This week we decided, with the Oscars going on, it was time to hand out our own award. So we present the first addition of Cigar Nerds MAN OF THE YEAR! This episode we take a look at the films and rolls of Ron Perlman. Perlman’s rolls in Hellboy and Sons of Anarchy, in addition to his obsession with cigars made him the perfect choice for our first inductee. In science we find out if people are getting dumber, answer and age old question, and talk about guns in space. In Nerd News we cover a ton of breaking TV and movie news from Deadpool and Evil Dead casting to a Legend of Zelda tv series.
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