Adonis Morgan (Nobody Special) Review by Ron Fortier

(Nobody Special)
By Frank Byrns
115 pages
Pro Se Press

There are several respected writers in the New Pulp movement who specialize in tales of realistic superheroes. One of the best is writer Frank Byrns as he amply demonstrates in this paperback collection starring his metahuman character, Adonis Morgan.
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Earth Station Who Episode 88 – Doctor Who Series 8 Review

Earth Station Who Ep 88The eighth series dust has settled and the ESW crew asks, “Was it good, man?” Mike, Mike, Jen, the Phantom Troublemaker, Mary Ogle, and Sean Whelan share their thoughts on the 12th Doctor, Clara, Danny, and Missy. We all took a “Deep Breath” but did we end up in “Heaven?” Whether we thought Steven Moffat and company were naughty or nice, we are all hoping St. Nick gives us a fantastic present this Christmas.

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The Oncoming Storm Ep 131: NA #31 – Burning Wheel of Fire

TOS logo ep 131Think Dark Water and Death in Heaven strayed a little too close to the edge on the topic of religion? You ain’t seen nothing yet. The New Adventures were crossing all kinds of boundaries in the 1990s, so why not an outright commentary on organized religion? With the crazed lunatics and fanatics in this book, I wonder what side author Mark Gatiss fall on? Hmmm…


Excuse us. Have you heard the good word of St. Anthony? Oh yes, it’s quite nice. Plenty of maiming and kitten killing to be had as we bring fiery death to the infidels. Would you care for a brochure? Well, if not, perhaps you’d rather listen to The Oncoming Storm episode 131, where Chaptermen Josh, Ashley, and Rachel will take you through the basics using the holy scripture; St. Anthony’s Fire by Mark Gatiss. Sure, there’s a lot of lizard people and Time Lords in there too, but you’ll be entranced by all of the St. Anthony parts the most. We’ll just put you on the mailing list. The Oncoming Storm… This time, we’ve found religion. Fiery hot death religion.

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Review: Doctor Who the Companion Chronicles – The Time Vampire

20120327134256410-thetimevampire_cover_largeBlurb: Leela, in her last moments of life, recalls a long-forgotten memory: a time in the TARDIS. The Doctor is worried that K9’s increasingly bizarre behavior might become dangerous. He decides to make a new model, little knowing that the fate of all three time travelers has long since been decided.

As Leela recalls the chilling connection between K9’s ‘illness’, the Z’nai and the haunted sea fort in which the TARDIS lands, she prepares for her final journey: into the land of her ancestors; the Afterlife.

Review: The Time Vampire is the conclusion to the trilogy of stories by Nigel Fairs that started with The Catalyst and continued with Empathy Games. Strangely, Fairs didn’t set out to make this a trilogy. Both The Catalyst and Empathy Games were set up as stand-alone stories, but he was later asked by Big Finish to produce one more story in the set. By the time that he wrote The Time Vampire, Fairs knew that producer David Richardson wanted this to be a trilogy, so he was able to treat this story as the conclusion to the overall story arc. This story also has some distinction as the only one of the Companion Chronicles to feature K-9. Louise Jameson convinced John Leeson to come in and reprise the mechanical dog one more time. Continue reading “Review: Doctor Who the Companion Chronicles – The Time Vampire” »

Respawn Radio EP 034: WoW… no really… WoW.


During uncomfortable moments of silence and slightly f’d up comments, we figure out how Mike gets to play WoW and how Stefano stays so happy.  We also cover some big news from Xbox while Jess tries to hold his excitement for Unity down…. Later while Jess and Stefano figure out the Keys to Kyrat in Far Cry 4, Mike is still playing WoW.

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Earth Station One Episode 241 – Batman: The 1960’s TV Series

ESO Ep 241 - BatmanAnother ordinary podcast by the ordinary ESO crew. But wait! What’s this? The Batman TV series is now available on home video? Mike, Mike, Mark Maddox, and John Morgan “Bat” Neal race down the Bat-pole and dig through the Bat-archives for some wonderful Bat-memories. Plus, Michael Day joins us to promote the upcoming FarragutFest and Dr. Geek plays some geeky music. All this, along with 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: Batman – The 1960’s TV Series

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Transmissions From Atlantis 90 – Doctor Who Series 8 Review

JC and Rita are back and we are going all in on Doctor Who this week. Joining us is Articles from the Shadow Proclamation and Dr Geek’s Lab’s Dr. Scott Viguie to break down everything there is to know about Series 8 of Doctor Who. What did we think of Peter Capaldi’s Doctor? Clara?  We look at every single episode of the series and tell you what we think is going to happen in the future of Doctor Who. All this and more on TFA!

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Review: Doctor Who the Companion Chronicles – Empathy Games

304-empathygames_cover_largeBlurb: The present: Leela is doomed, trapped inside a prison cell of a dead race.

The past: After a disaster aboard the TARDIS, the Doctor and Leela arrive at the capital city of Synchronis, a world renowned for peace and civility. But an attack by a vicious creature leaves the Doctor in a coma, and Leela is persuaded to fight in the forthcoming Empathy Games, where she discovers that nothing on this world is as it seems.

Review: Empathy Games continues the storyline that started in The Catalyst. Leela is now dying but kept alive by the Z’nai machines. She hears someone crying and tries to raise their spirits with a story from her time traveling with the Doctor. Yet, nothing is quite what it seems either in her story or in the framing sequence. Empathy Games was not originally conceived as part of a trilogy. In fact, author Nigel Fairs felt that he would wrap up the story with Leela dying as he had planned to do for The Catalyst. Once again, he was persuaded to leave things open ended because producer David Richardson hoped to turn this into a trilogy. Thankfully, Empathy Games works either way. If there had never been another story with Leela then it could have easily been accepted as a story about her final moment of life, but instead it simply moves her story forward for the next story in the sequence. Continue reading “Review: Doctor Who the Companion Chronicles – Empathy Games” »

Seriously, Dan Podcast 2.5: Small Convention Runners Roundtable!

seriouslyDanLogoSeriously, Dan welcomes four of Atlanta’s successful convention chairs! Jennifer Liang of JordanCon, Anthony Taylor of Monsterama, Susan Rey of TimeGate, and Heather Halloway of 221B Con.

Topics this week include hookers crashing conventions, changing a conventions focus to meet the needs of the fans, start a convention and keeping it going.  Wait…did he say “hookers?”

This is the first in a series of Seriously, Dan podcasts that will focus on convention organization, promotion, and management. They will allow fans to see how things operate, and help others who are preparing conventions streamline the process.






The ESO Pro Wrestling Roundtable Episode 14 – The Traditional Survivor Series Match

ESO Pro Ep 14Nick, Alex and John Morgan are joined for our return by Mike Gordon as we talk the November tradition: the Survivor Series match! After the team breaks down this year’s Team Cena versus Team Authority match, we look back at highlights from 1987 until today with twenty man tag team matches, the Mega-Maniacs, women’s wrestling and maybe even the last match for the control of WWE against the invading Alliance! Plus we look at the breaks from the original format with the Deadly Game tournament and the debut of the Elimination Chamber!
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