The Ratchet RetroCast Episode 41 – Form Blazing RetroCast!

Ratchet RetroCast Ep 41Activate interlock! Dynotherms connected! Infracells up! Mega thrusters are go! GO VOLTRON FORCE! Q and John are joined by guest host and long time otaku Darius Washington to recall fondly 30 years of the transforming robot action hero of our childhood. Learn about all sorts of things about the cartoons you never knew, and join us for a return of the Ratchet Retrospective

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TOS logo ep 132Happy Thanksgiving from the Oncoming Storm! It’s time to give thanks and give in to Ashley’s incessant demands to cover some non fiction Doctor Who books. What better way to do that then rank them? So sit back with some leftover turkey, scoop out the remains of the cranberry sauce, and see if your favorites made our lists! Oh, and in addition to being a holiday of giving thanks, Thanksgiving is also the holiday of overeating and then being lazy Americans for the day, so this episode features minimal editing! Enjoy the laziness!


Once again, it’s Thanksgiving at the Oncoming Storm headquarters. As is tradition with this holiday, The Oncoming Storm is here in episode 132 to give thanks. Doctor Who thanks. So Josh, Ashley, and Rachel come together, share some candied yams, and share what they are most thankful for in the world of Doctor Who in 2014. Once that’s over, Josh and Ashley shake off their turkey related food comas to break down the ultimate Oncoming Storm Doctor Who  non fiction and reference book top 10 list! What made the list? Reference guides? Analytical musings? Behind the scenes stories? Listen and find out! The Oncoming Storm… This time, we’ve got rankings! We promise, it’s more exciting than it sounds.

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The Cigar Nerds Podcast Episode 7: Game On Players

The Cigar Nerds

The Cigar Nerds Episode 7: Game on Players. This week our nerds sit down with Michael McGinnis of Enigma Nexus Game Company to discuss the world of table top games. We learn about  the history, design, and production of our favorite obsession, board games. In Beer 30 we get Guano Loco with Terrapin Brewery. In Science we talk comets, video game violence, and Thor’s Hammer. In nerd news we review some recent video game releases. Continue reading “The Cigar Nerds Podcast Episode 7: Game On Players” »


Burlesque Atlanta Ep 1 – Atlanta State of Undress

Burlesque Atlanta Ep 1
In the first episode of ‘The Burlesque Atlanta Podcast’, A state of the Burlesque Atlanta Union is made in the Autumn Equinox key note speech with Talloolah Love and Ursula Undress from the November ‪#‎BAS‬ meeting. Talloolah Love talks about the need for prioritizing positivity in the local scene, and Ursula Undress talks about the need for education and community. Ada Manzhart describes her peer review experience, and makes a huge announcement for the return of Doctor Sketchy’s in Atlanta. Talloolah gathers the men’s perspective of Atlanta Burlesque from DJ Doctor Q, and then saves the best for last as she talks with Torchy about the history behind the neo burlesque movement throughout the country with a focus on Atlanta in particular. Big thanks to Elliott Street Pub, Marc Turnley, Frenchy and the Punk, and the ESO Network!
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Earth Station One Episode 242 – From Comics to Cartoons

Earth Station One Ep 242Recorded Live from Borderlands Comics & Games in Greenville, SC! The ESO crew made a run for the border and gathered up some folks to talk cartoons and comics! Mike, Mike, J.R. Mounts, Peter Cutler, Ravyn, and Tara Lynne revealed their favorite animated series that originated from four color funny books. Plus, we talked to Robert Young about the history of one of the best local comic shops on the planet and the 2nd annual SC Comicon being held next March. After recording, we all emptied our wallets and still didn’t even get a fraction of all the cool swag we wanted. We will definitely be making a return trip!

Join us for yet another episode of The Earth Station One Podcast we like to call: From Comics to Cartoons: Live at Borderlands Comics & Games

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Needless Things Episode 40

Needless Things Podcast Ep 40

Earlier this year Phantom Troublemaker became quite taken with the idea of Record Store Day.

If you don’t know, Record Store Day was started by a group of independent store owners as a way to draw attention to independent shops and create hype around the hobby of record collecting. For more information visit the website:

We’re doing things a little backwards, as the actual Record Store Day occurs in April. The subject of today’s episode is Black Friday and what special Record Store Day releases will be hitting then. That’s why, just a few days from the event, Phantom Troublemaker recruited local expert Joel Brody to talk about the event, the releases, and music in general. Listen in and learn about this great event!

Needless Things Podcast Episode 40: Music and Black Friday with Joel Brody

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Movie review: ‘Mockingjay: Part 1′

By Ashley Bergner
Box Office Buzz

Mockingjay“To split or not to split?” That seems to be the recent question in Hollywood in regards to book-to-movie adaptations. Film makers split the final “Twilight” novel into two movies, and Peter Jackson took one book — “The Hobbit” — and split it into three parts. As a financial move, it makes perfect sense. After all, you’ll make more money with more films, right? However, dividing a single book into multiple parts doesn’t always make artistic sense, and film makers run the risk of having to spread the material too thinly. That just might be the case with the next chapter in “The Hunger Games” franchise, “Mockingjay: Part 1.”

“Mockingjay: Part 1″ covers the first half of the material in the final book of Suzanne Collins‘ best-selling post-apocalyptic trilogy. By this point in the series, the heroine, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence), has become a battle-hardened but traumatized warrior. After winning “The Hunger Games” — a televised competition where teenagers are forced to fight to the death — she thought she would be safe from the oppressive government, known as the Capitol, in North America’s bleak future. However, she’s sent back for an “all-star” round of the games, which ends when a band of rebels rescue Katniss and announce their plans to turn her into the symbolic head of their uprising. Continue reading “Movie review: ‘Mockingjay: Part 1′” »

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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