The Monster Scifi Show Podcast – Scifi News for 2/17/2017

Before jumping into this week’s Scifi News, I started to talk about my beef with Hulu and a quick review of The Great Wall with Matt Damon.

For this week, my BIG 3 scifi news items are:

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Review: Doctor Who the Companion Chronicles – Home Truths

Home_TruthsBlurb: There’s a house across the waters at Ely where an old woman tells a strange story.

About a kind of night constable called Sara Kingdom. And her friends, the Doctor and Steven. About a journey they made to a young couple’s home, and the nightmarish things that were found there. About the follies of youth and selfishness. And the terrible things even the most well-meaning of us can inflict on each other.

Hear the old woman’s story. Then decide her fate.

Review: Of all the companions that Big Finish could work with, Sara Kingdom was the most likely. Since she only appeared in the final nine episodes of a single serial, The Daleks Master Plan, it didn’t seem possible for her to have any unseen adventures with the Doctor and Steven. Yet, Big Finish decided to exploit the fact that episode seven of The Daleks Master Plan does not contain a cliffhanger for episode 8. With Sara’s characterization changing somewhat in the later episodes, it seemed possible that maybe she did have a few more adventures with the Doctor and Steven than what had been seen on TV. It created a great opportunity for Big Finish, since Sara has a tremendous backstory to exploit. She started as a blindly obedient agent of the futuristic Space Security Service who doesn’t even question the order to murder her brother, Bret Vyon, when it’s given by the Guardian of the Solar System, Mavic Chen. Her obedience leads her to do the deed and to hunt the Doctor and Steven as criminals until they prove to her that Chen has sold out the human race to the Daleks. Then she swears vengeance on Chen even as she travels with Steven and the Doctor to protect the taranium core that the Daleks covet. Writer Simon Guerrier who had written a short story for Sara Kingdom was asked to write the story, and Big Finish prepared to reintroduce the character to modern audiences with Home Truths. Continue reading “Review: Doctor Who the Companion Chronicles – Home Truths” »

The Monster Scifi Show Podcast – The Lego Batman Movie

Could The Lego Batman Movie be the breakout movie of the year? Mr. Gene and I are back to give our reviews of this latest Lego movie.

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Review: Doctor Who The Early Adventures – The Sontarans

SontaransBlurb: The TARDIS arrives on a moon-sized asteroid orbiting two gas giants. With an amazing view, it’s a chance for the Doctor, Steven and Sara to unwind after their recent adventures.

But they quickly find themselves in the midst of battle – on one side: a familiar group of space-suited soldiers – members of the Space Security Service. On the other: strange, squat aliens in body armor.

Surviving the initial hostilities, the Doctor and his friends discover that the SSS squad is on a terrifying mission. With many lives at stake, they have to venture deep inside the asteroid in search of a hideous weapon. But who can they trust in the battle against these Sontarans? Continue reading “Review: Doctor Who The Early Adventures – The Sontarans” »

The Monster Scifi Show Podcast – Scifi News for 2/10/2017

Another week has passed and another Scifi News Podcast has arrived. Here’s the big 3 scifi news topics:

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The Monster Scifi Show Podcast – Green Lantern 2011 Re/watch

Welcome my new re/watch series!!!

This is the first of many new segments I’m hoping to produce this year. The idea about the re/watch series podcast is to look back at a movie especially one that I hated at first viewing. The goal is to do research about the production and get behind the scenes information about the movie and then to re/watch it with fresh new eyes.

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The Monster Scifi Show Podcast – Scifi News for 2/3/2017

Happy 2017!!!! This is the first Scifi News podcast for this new year and there is a lot of news to cover. Here are the “BIG” 3 topics +1 which I will be talking about on this show:

Highlander Reboot Will Start a Trilogy, Gets Compared to John Wick

Ben Affleck Steps Down as Director of The Batman

Peter Capaldi to Leave ‘Doctor Who’

John Hurt Passed

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The Monster Scifi Show Podcast – Episode 100

Alas, Episode 100 is here. This show was in the making for a thousand years. Ok, not really, but many Bothans died to get you this great podcast. Ok, not really, but still, The Monster Scifi Show is now in triple digits.

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Director’s Log Episode 5 – DEUS Interrupted

Doctor Geek and friends have sure been in those time loops for quite a while, but the good news is there is light at the end of this complicated plot.  To sum up, so far Mister Creature has been saved and will forever be apart of the Laboratory, and Star Trek Discovery has been restored to our timeline.  Now, in our latest episode, Doctor Geek learns what must be done to put the Earth and The Planet of the Bunnies back into their proper dimensions.  Trick is the solution will likely break the Laboratory and DEUS-X will be rebooted to before she learned right from wrong!

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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” »