Flopcast 245: Farewell, Schneider

Flopcast episode 245! It’s time for our annual memorial show, as we look back on those we lost in 2016, and knock back shots of coffee and/or water (you know, the hard stuff) in their honor. We remember the big ones, of course, like David Bowie, George Michael, and Prince (not to mention a certain Princess). But yikes, there were so many more, including old TV favorites like Grizzly Adams, Mrs. Brady, Henry from Punky Brewster, Mr. Carlin from The Bob Newhart Show, and yeah, Schneider from One Day at a Time. (If you want to walk around today wearing a tool belt and a weird little mustache, we’ll understand.) We also cover people from music, comics, animation, wrestling, science… and we had to include a whole Star Wars category. Will even Kevin, Kornflake, and The Mayor of Chickentown survive this, the longest episode in Flopcast history? Let’s find out. Then we’ll go forward. Because that’s what Abe Vigoda would have wanted.

Episode 245 complete show notes and links at www.flopcast.net!

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‘Circling The Runway’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

Circling the Runway Book Review By Ron FortierCIRCLING THE RUNWAY
A Jake Diamond Mystery
By J.L. Abramo
Down & Books
242 pgs

We generally do not enjoy books wherein the writer moves back and forth between first and third person narratives. Most of the time these shifts are jarring in that the reader, safely ensconced in the hero’s personality finds themselves tossed out of that mindset into a detached world vision…and then back again. But as all things, there are exception to the rules and writer J.L. Abramo proves to be such; at least to this reviewer.
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CasterQuest Ep56 Over the Garden Wall: Ch 10- “The Unknown”

Mandy and Xavier wrap up our review of the exceptional Cartoon Network mini-series “Over the Garden Wall” with a recap of chapter 10- “The Unknown“.

Will Greg and Wirt be able to escape the clutches of the Beast and return home? Is Beatrice cursed to be a bluebird forever? Will the Woodsman succumb to the darkness and sacrifice the children to keep the lantern lit? And what happened to everyone else..?
Find out!

We discuss the mystery of the black turtles, school you with Rock Facts, and share what we are working on for our future projects.

 

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TV review: ‘Star Wars: Rebels’ a fun, animated adventure for fans of the franchise


Although we’ll have to wait until December for Episode VIII, the next Star Wars adventure up on the big screen, if you’re in the mood for more Star Wars content now I would highly recommend checking out the animated series “Rebels.”

After (finally!) finishing all the seasons of “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” late last year, I decided to dive into Disney’s new animated series, “Rebels.” I’m a huge fan of “The Clone Wars”; anytime someone tells me they don’t really like the Star Wars prequels, I tell them to check out this computer animated series instead because it actually does a better job fleshing out the characters. Although I wish the show had gotten one more season, I was excited to check out “Rebels,” which is set between “Revenge of the Sith” and “A New Hope.”  Continue reading “TV review: ‘Star Wars: Rebels’ a fun, animated adventure for fans of the franchise” »

The Oncoming Storm Ep 190: NA #53 The Return of the Living Dad

2017 is finally here! We hope you’re enjoying the new year as much as we are. To celebrate the new year, why don’t you sit down and relax with us as we venture into another little English village? Don’t mind all the aliens, they’re here to help.

And we’re back! Hope everyone had a great holiday. We here at Oncoming Storm HQ all had a wonderful break, but there was one thing missing… heated Doctor Who discussion! Josh, Ashley, Rachel, and Jeff are once more headed into that depth, with some discussion about Return of the Living Dad by Kate Orman. Benny finally finds out what happened to her father, and calls on the Doctor to track him down! Lots of disputed points in this episode, and one of the crew even goes as far as saying this might be their favorite book! But before we can get to the book discussion, there’s a months worth of news to talk about, and there’s an announcement about the future of the podcast to get through. The Oncoming Storm… this time, we’ve got a sentient spatula! It’s really the best thing in the book.

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Myopia: Defend Your Childhood – Episode 109: Bedazzled (2000)

This week on Myopia: Defend your Childhood, we learned why Elisabeth Hurley stopped acting. We watched Bedazzled,  dónde esta esa biblioteca?

How will you stand when we put your past on trial?

Host: Nicolas Hoffmann

Defendant: Abbey

Panel: Daniel and Madison

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The Monster Scifi Show Podcast – Year in Review 2016

 

Welcome to 2017!!! Let’s start with this podcast with some good news/bad news. 

Good news: Mr.Gene and I are back to review our favorite movies for 2016 as well as what we are looking forward to in 2017.

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The Earth Station One Podcast Episode 352 – The World of Atari

Earth Station One Podcast Ep 352
45 years ago, Atari was born and a few years later the home video game market exploded. Mike, Mike, Mark Heffernan, and “8-Bit” Adam Pewitt grab their joystick controllers and play through some of their favorite games. Plus, Misbehavin’ Maiden Saber is captivated by the Geek Seat. All this, along with the usual Rants, Raves, Geek Girl’s Take, Khan Report, and Shout Outs!
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Cigar Nerds Podcast Episode 60: Going Back To Camp

The Cigar Nerds

Cigar Nerds Podcast Episode 60: Going Back To Camp. We’re done with that bitch of a year 2016 and have decided to start 2017 off on a lighter note. This year marks the 30th anniversary of Ernest Goes To Camp that kicked off a whole series of Ernest goes somewhere movies. So this week we talk about the history of Ernest P. Worrell and talk about our favorite movies. This week we also sit down with the guys behind Unruly Miles Productions and talk about their new web-series Teach Me Something that we were a part of. In News we talk about the loss of our Princess Carry Fisher, Nintendo switch, the return of Constantine and the CW, Beauty and the Beast, and new Funko Pop news. We also review  the new Exodus from Torano and sample the Trekked by Uinta Brewing.
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Flopcast 244: One Turxt at a Time

Flopcast episode 244! Just in time to be too late for the holidays, we open the Flopcast mailbag for a “What’s in the Bag?” segment, and find a couple of mysterious envelopes mailed with Rankin Bass Rudolph stamps! Then as we prepare for next weekend’s Arisia science fiction convention, we have even more events coming up the following weekend. On Saturday January 21st, there will be Women’s March events happening all over the place — look for us at the Boston version. And hey, Boston people, stick around for the after-party, featuring one of our favorite local rock bands, Petty Morals. (So much for our big plan to spend January hiding in a pillow fort…) Also: We celebrate Dave Grohl’s birthday by actually drumming with an actual drumstick once used by an actual rock star. (But not Dave Grohl. You know we never get things quite right around here.)

Episode 244 complete show notes and links at www.flopcast.net!

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