Flopcast 185: The Legend of Turkey Stark

The Flopcast

Flopcast episode 185! We’re halfway through our court-ordered ten-episode celebration of the 80s, which means it’s time to talk about 1985. Kornflake has a song by Passion Pit (not from 1985, but still thematically appropriate… well played, Kornflake). Meanwhile Kevin selects the classic Pat Benatar-meets-Supergirl film The Legend of Billie Jean, because fair’s fair. Then we move on to some holiday talk — Kevin’s Halloween costume was the stupidest thing anyone has ever seen, and we have the Turkey Stark business cards to prove it. We also thought Thanksgiving week would be the perfect time to tell the world about “turxting” — a bold new breakthrough in turkey-themed communications technology. (You might even hear us send and receive turxt messages from some friends of the Flopcast during the show! Try to contain your excitement.) And we look forward to our final convention of the year, the Northeast Comic Con! (If Judy Robinson from Lost in Space will be there, then we’ll be there. This is how we plan our lives.) Hey, if you found this week’s show to be a little weird, please let us know. Send us a turxt.

Episode 185 complete show notes and links at www.flopcast.net!


Cigar Nerds Podcast Episode 32: Ghost of a Chance

The Cigar NerdsThis week our nerds move from discussing fictional ghost and take a look at real ghost. We sit down with Paranormal Georgia Investigation to discuss all things paranormal. We review the Battleground Cigars Lincoln and the Heavy Seas Greater Pumpkin. In science we discuss face transplants, getting hit in virtual reality, sonic brain surgery, and rail guns. In News we pay tribute to a few lost legends, review Marvel’s Jessica Jones, and Sony Play station news.
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Epi. 66 – Collection Connection: Marvel vs. DC, Star Wars International and Warcraft

Collection Connection

Drew is back this week with Josh to discuss the latest International Trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Also, some Marvel vs. DC history, Suicide Squad and new collectibles for the new Warcraft movie.

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Movie review: ‘Mockingjay – Part 2’ ends Hunger Games saga on a grim note

hungergamesfinalheaderHunger Games victor and rebel hero Katniss Everdeen’s journey comes to an end in “Mockingjay – Part 2,” the final film in the Hunger Games saga. We’ve watched Katniss deal with the aftermath of winning the Hunger Games, where a cruel post-apocalyptic government forces teenagers to fight to the death in an arena as punishment for a failed uprising years ago. Katniss then finds herself as the unexpected head of a new rebellion, and the “girl on fire” becomes the “Mockingjay,” a symbol of defiance. However, for the rebels, victory comes with great sacrifice, and Katniss will lose some of those dearest to her in the fight.

“Mockingjay – Part 2” closes out the Hunger Games franchise on a fairly solid but grim note. It doesn’t rise to the same heights as “Catching Fire,” which arguably remains the strongest film in the series, but it quickly establishes itself as a stronger film than “Mockingjay – Part 1,” which felt more like a placeholder in the franchise. Lately Hollywood has been splitting the final books of trilogies into two parts, and the results aren’t always strong. Too much of “Mockingjay – Part 1” felt like filler. However, what’s done is done, and thankfully “Mockingjay – Part 2” improves upon its predecessor. Continue reading “Movie review: ‘Mockingjay – Part 2’ ends Hunger Games saga on a grim note” »

RevolutionSF RevCast: Manimal Anniversary Super-Spectacular


Manimal is out on DVD.

We never thought we would type those words.

It’s pretty much the greatest show from 1983 that contained a detective who transformed into any animal, but most of the time just a panther or a hawk. It lasted eight episodes. Then-pre-teen Joe Crowe was nonplussed.

Since then, this whole Manimal fandom thing has really gotten out of hand with him. You’ll hear why and how.

At DragonCon on the American Sci-Fi Classics Track — the live-action home of RevCast irregulars Gary Mitchel, Tegan Hendrickson and a plethora of fine folks — we hosted a Manimal panimal two years ago, way before we knew Manimal was coming out on DVD.

Download it right here!

Here it is in its entirety, because it is full of geeky love for quickly canceled sci-fi TV. Joe Crowe and Gary Mitchel were joined by dedicated fanimals Dr. Geek Scott Viguie and New York Times bestselling writer Debbie Viguie.

That’s right. Fans of Manimal packed a whole convention track room. Your move, people who take sci-fi too seriously.

The RevCast is part of the Earth Station One podcast network, your home for all things geek.


The Ratchet RetroCast Episode 61 – H.P. RetroCraft

Ratchet RetroCast Ep 61Into the mind of madness! Q and Strangeway plummet along with author Charles R. Rutledge as the Retrocast covers the famed H.P. Lovecraft! This episode is our fill in for missing our usual Halloween special. So grab your Necronomicon and strap in for this hour of H.P Lovecraft lore!

Show Notes
HP Lovecraft
HP Lovecraft Historical Society
History of the Necronomicon
Charles R. Rutledge

Final Thoughts
Professor Elemental
Charles R. Rutledge
The Adventures of the 19XX


Respawn Radio EP 75: Live (with video)


Respawn is taking a new direction… Video! Join us on our first podcast we record live and on video. You can watch the video below or listen to the podcast. We’d love your feedback!

Games you want to go back to, anticipated releases, XIM 4, impressions of Star Wars Battlefront, Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, Fallout 4.

If you prefer video of our ugly mugs, you can watch in HD here: https://youtu.be/J9DEf-nSqOg
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Terminus Podcast — Episode 15 – Pod People: The Zygon Invasion and The Zygon Inversion

Coming to you a bit later than I’d planned (bad head cold + some Jessica Jones bingeing is a deadly combination for this podcaster, apparently), here is my episode discussion of the recent Zygon 2-parter. This was definitely one of my more personal episodes and certainly most political (which is admittedly odd to me), but then since the story was very political itself, I suppose it was somewhat hard to avoid? Oh, and this was also recorded before the recent Paris attacks, so any similarities to such discussions are entirely coincidental.

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Earth Station One Episode 292 – Spectre

Earth Station One Ep 292
James Bond is back! And this time 007 faces his toughest adversary yet – the ESO crew. Mike, Mike, and Nicolas Hoffmann investigate the Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion. Plus, writer John Pence tests his gongfu against our Geek Seat. All this, along with the usual Rants, Raves, Khan Report, and Shout Outs!
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