Lights, camera, action! Thoughts on the 2017 Oscar nominations

It’s that time of year again! Hollywood’s awards season is in full force, with the Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild and more already passing out their trophies. However, the Holy Grail of Hollywood awards remains the Oscars. Although we’ll have to wait until Feb. 26 to find out who takes home the coveted Academy Awards for best picture, best director and more, speculation on the front-runners has already begun, following the recent nominations.

Last year the Oscars generated controversy for the lack of diversity in the list of nominees. Thankfully, the Academy listened to that criticism and added more diversity to their membership. This year’s list of nominees includes a much more diverse grouping. Continue reading “Lights, camera, action! Thoughts on the 2017 Oscar nominations” »

Pop Culture Cosmos Episode Twenty Two

On this week’s episode of the Pop Culture Cosmos, Josh Pederson stops by to talk what the Last Jedi really means and if the new Square Enix-Marvel Partnership was a good move. Then Anthony Barbarin shares his thoughts talking the NBA at the halfway point and who are the surprises, disappointments and front runners so far this season. Then Christian Zamudio gives us an E-Sports update as he checks in with an EVO tournament lineup and Chris Bahner shares some final thoughts on the Royal Rumble as the road to Wrestlemania begins. All this plus another hit track from Hyperschmitt, an interview from CES with Decibullz and a BONUS episode of the Double J Filmcast with Josh and Justin talking the latest film news right after the show. It’s another stacked plate for us here so join us as we delve into the Pop Culture Cosmos!


Flopcast 247: Doctor Doctor

Flopcast episode 247! After a brief but vital discussion about hula dancing in the winter (we highly recommend a weather-resistant adhesive for your coconut bikini), Kevin and Kornflake present a Top 4 ½ List of our favorite doctors. Plenty of Muppets are on the list (you’d be surprised how many puppets and cartoon characters are licensed medical professionals), as well as doctors from Star Trek, The Krofft Supershow, Lost in Space, and even some doctor songs. (Apparently Doctor Worm is NOT a real doctor. But he’s still on the list, and his drumming is getting better.) But if we missed your favorite doctor (because yikes, there are a bunch of them), let us know! We look forward to all those cards and letters from angry Whovians…

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Review: Doctor Who the Companion Chronicles – The Anachronauts

AnachronautsBlurb: An experimental timeship smashes into the TARDIS, and the crews of both ships wake up on a desert island. Has the TARDIS been destroyed? And why doesn’t the Doctor want to escape?

Then, Steven and Sara find themselves on the wrong side of the Berlin Wall in 1966. And their only way back to the TARDIS is to betray the Doctor.

Review: Big Finish had wanted to reunite Peter Purves and Jean Marsh in an audio adventure for some time. Both Purves and Marsh had had successful trilogies in The Companion Chronicles range written by Simon Guerrier. With Purves expressing interest in working with Marsh again, it seemed obvious to put the two together sooner rather than later. A double-length Companion Chronicle was commissioned, but the author was unable to meet the deadline. Instead, fan favorite Simon Guerrier was asked to create a replacement at the last minute. The result was The Anachronauts. Continue reading “Review: Doctor Who the Companion Chronicles – The Anachronauts” »

The 2017 Dragon Con Khan Report Episode 1

The 2017 Dragon Con Khan Report Ep 1
It’s 2017, and a brand new Dragon Con awaits a little more than 200 days from now. Mike, Mike, Darren Nowell, Mary Lou Who, Nikki Rau Baker, and Dakoma Sanchez discuss some of the changes that are already scheduled for this year’s con and programming we’d like to see in the future. Plus, tips from Eternal Zan, Michelle Biddix-Simmons, and Kevin Bachelder. Start your engines, the road to Dragon Con starts here!
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Metal Geeks 122: What Up Geekery

The Metal Geeks crew dive into our main topic of our favorite attractions in theme parks, as well as tackle the new Sepultura album in George Hates Metal, Kingdom Hearts, that stupid Disney Emoji Blitz addiction, Logan movie trailer, Myst and Obduction, Scorcese and Silence, Conspiracy Theories,  and much more Geekery.

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#GameTalk – REC Level 3 – Nintendo Switch Updates, Resident Evil 7

Welcome to this episode of #GameTalk by REC Level 3,
On this episode, we’ll discuss: Nintendo Switch updates, Resident Evil 7 and what’s news!
We’d love to hear from you and comments are always welcome on our website, facebook or Twitter @RECLevel3 and anywhere you’re watching or listening to this episode.

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‘Stunt-Man’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

Stunt Man Book Reveiw By Ron FortierSTUNT-MAN
The Autobiography of Yakima Canutt
With Oliver Drake
Walker Publishing Company
Published 1979
237 pages

Having been a fan of the movie serials for most of my life, I was familiar with Yakima Canutt; considered by many to be the most famous stunt man of them all. Sometime in 1979, film critic Leonard Maltin reviewed Canutt’s autobiography, “Stunt Man,” co-written with biographer Oliver Drake. I recall at the time wanting very much to pick up a copy and read it. Alas, that never happened and decades later, the only place to find a copy was on E-Bay if one was willing to pay an exuberant, over inflated price. I pretty much resigned myself to never realizing that old wish. Then, much to my amazement and delight, my daughter Michelle gave me a beat up old library copy she’d gone on-line to purchase it for me as a Christmas gift several years ago.
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TV review: Looking back on ‘Downton Abbey’

I’ve been a bit at a loss of what to do on Sunday nights this January, because for the first time in a long time, there isn’t a new episode of “Downton Abbey” airing on PBS Masterpiece. The sixth and final season of the popular period drama aired a year ago, bringing an end to the always buzzworthy exploits of a wealthy British family and their servants. Continue reading “TV review: Looking back on ‘Downton Abbey’” »

The Earth Station One Podcast Episode 354 – Red Dwarf Series XI

Earth Station One Podcast Ep 354
One of the longest running science fiction comedies won’t smegging end! Mike, Mike, Robert Ray, and Nathan Laws board the mining spaceship to see what kind of trouble the wacky Dwarfers are up to now. Plus, ESO-Pro Wrestling Roundtable’s Jonathan Williams tries not to submit to the Geek Seat. All this, along with the usual Rants, Raves, Geek Girl’s Take, Khan Report, and Shout Outs!
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