Pop Culture Cosmos Episode Eleven

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On this week’s episode, Josh Pederson, author of Vendetta Dark and Gerald Glassford discuss  the upcoming Fantastic beasts and where to find them coming to theaters this week and ask if the series belongs within the Harry Potter universe. We get some early game of the year thoughts in as were talking some of the best in video gaming this year and what are some of the early ideas we have for pop culture gifts as we start to get ready for the holiday season. All this plus Gerald talks to Johnathan and Hunter with tvratingsguide.com as we change the channels on the current fall tv season. As Rob McCallum would say don’t touch that dial because it’s time to delve into…the pop culture cosmos! (1:01:52)

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The Ratchet RetroCast Episode 27 – The Neverending Podcast

Ratchet RetroCast Ep 27Ladies and Gentlemen, be prepared for the biggest case of false advertising thanks to the title of this episode. Delve into the worlds of Epic and High Fantasy that dominated the late 70’s, through the early 80’s. We are joined this time by the lovely Kellen Harkins, track director for American Sci-Fi & Fantasy Track. Bringing in her vast knowledge of this topic, she is quick to zing Q, Ratchet and Strangeway and keep them in line. This time for the Clockwork Quarter Hour we are joined by Michelle aka Queen M of the Red Fork Empire and Steampunk Comics to share her experience of the New England steampunk scene. In addition we also have a special interview with Jenn Liang of JordanCon to give us insight into the upcoming convention!
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Ratchet Retrocast Episode 14 – There is no RetroCast, Only Pool

Ratchet Retrocast Ep 14Welcome to the Ratchet Poolcast! Travelling back in time to July, we follow Ratchet’s long-standing conspiracy about the pool episode in ’80s-everything. We are joined by Talloolah Love, the burlesque performer responsible for Pin-ups by the Pool and the Glamour Geek Revue coming to you this Dragon Con, and an enthusiast for all things retro. We discuss more than 20 cartoons and live action shows that feature girls in bikinis or boys in trunks airing in and around the 1980s. CD rediscovers Gummi Bears and finds the ThunderCats nudes, Q mimics the voice of Seaspray (the aquatic Transformer), Ratchet almost had another date with someone famous, and Talloolah prefers Marianne to Ginger. In Achievement Unlocked we chat about buzz Alden’s right hook, LotR, and Wonder Woman. Our Steampunk Quarter Hour features Gabriel Colbaugh of the Las Vegas Steampunk Tea Society!

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ESO Takes on the Return of the King
Next week, the Earth Station One crew boldly marches straight into Mordor as we bring to a close The Lord of the Rings saga’s grand finale, Return of The King. Van Allen Plexico, and Jessa Phillips join Mike, Mike, and Bobby as they take one last stroll through Middle Earth before the premiere of The Hobbit. As if that wasn’t enough, ESO welcomes Tommy Hancock to the station to discuss an exciting new project from Radio Archives and take a look at the latest episode of The Walking dead. Plus the usual rants, raves, shout outs, and the ever-popular Khan Report! It’s going to be another action-packed episode of Earth Station One.

ESO wants to hear from you. Tell us your thoughts on Return of the King. Did you love it, hate it, or like the book better? What did you think of the latest episode of The Walking Dead? Have you visited a convention or planning one? We’d love to hear all about it at www.esopodcast.com, the ESO Facebook Group, @EarthStationOne on Twitter, email: esopodcast@gmail.com, or call: 404-963-9057. We might just read yours on the show.

Next on Earth Station One .. The Two Towers

ESO Takes on the Two TowersNext week, Earth Station One’s Countdown to Halloween continues! The ESO Crew hits the trail once again as we continue our journey to Mordor with a look back at Lord of The Rings: The Two Towers. Dwarves, elves, orcs, and monsters abound. There’s even a talking tree or two. And if that wasn’t enough, ESO takes a look at the latest episode of The Walking Dead. Get ready for another spooky visit to Earth Station One.

ESO wants to hear from you. What are your favorite moments from Lord of The Rings: The Two Towers? What did you think about the latest episode of The Walking Dead? Are you excited for Halloween? Share your thoughts with us at www.esopodcast.com, at the ESO Facebook Group, @EarthStationOne on Twitter, email us at esopodcast@gmail.com, or call us at 404-963-9057. We might just read yours on the show. Plus, join us for the usual rants, raves, shout outs, and Mike’s Khan Report! It’s going to be an action-packed episode next week at Earth Station One.

Earth Station One Episode 128 – Hiking Through Middle-Earth: ESO Takes on The Fellowship of the Ring

Earth Station One Episode 128: Walking through Middle EarthJoin the ESO crew as we begin the countdown to the first chapter of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit by reviewing the Lord of the Ring series. This month, Mike, Mike, and Bobby discuss the onscreen and offscreen adventures of The Fellowship of the Ring. Joining our merry band is Jessa Phillips (E-I-C of GoodtoBeaGeek.com) and Rebecca Perry (TheOneRing.net), the latter of whom faces The Geek Seat, which is only slightly more torturous than the hordes of Mordor. Plus the usual Rants, Raves, Khan Report and Shout Outs!

Join us for yet another episode of The Earth Station One Podcast we like to call: Hiking Through Middle-Earth: ESO Takes on The Fellowship of the Ring
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Next on ESO.. The Fellowship Next week, the Fellowship of ESO travels through the heart of Middle Earth as we take a look back at Peter Jackson’s first Lord of the Rings film, The Fellowship of the Ring. We’re on the road to Mordor on the next Earth Station One.

ESO wants to hear from you. What are your favorite moments from Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring? Let us know at www.esopodcast.com, at the ESO Facebook Group, @EarthStationOne on Twitter, email us at esopodcast@gmail.com, or call us at 404-963-9057. We might just read yours on the show. Plus, join us for the usual rants, raves, shout outs, and Mike’s Khan Report! It’s going to be an action-packed episode next week at Earth Station One.

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LEGO announces deal to reimagine ‘The Hobbit’ universe

Lego Hobbit Coming This Summerby Jeff Labrecque, Source:EW;

For years now, LEGO-playing fans of Tolkien’s universe have been forced to re-enact their favorite Middle-earth scenes with Han Solo, Dobby the House Elf and other franchise’s miniatures. But beginning next June, those days are history. Warner Bros Consumer Products has finally relented to bring all your favorite elves, hobbits, dwarves, wizards, and gollums to your precious LEGO universe. “It’s particularly exciting to now be able to create sets based on the fantasy worlds and characters from The Lord of the Rings trilogy and the two films based on The Hobbit, not only because we know they will foster collectability and creative play, but also because these are two properties that our fans have been asking us to create for years,” said Jill Wilfert, vice president, licensing and entertainment for The LEGO Group. “

A LEGO Lord of the Rings site has been set up, with the promise of upcoming announcements and details. For now, bask in the glow of your LEGO-ized precious.

That Candy Land movie will be like LOTR … but with candy. Really.

Candy Land the Movie OMG!!Ever heard the phrase “Two great tastes that taste great together”? While we’re not certain it applies here, you’ve got to admit that imagining Christopher Lee playing Lord Licorice is the kind of funny that, once seen, cannot be unseen.

Maybe that’s exactly what screenwriter Jonathan Aibel was going for when he announced what his epic board game movie would be like:

“We envision it as Lord of The Rings, but set in a world of candy.”

That’s the sort of statement that is just so odd, so incomprehensible, that it sticks in your head for days. Aibel does go on to explain what he means, though:

“We don’t see it as a movie based on a board game, although it has characters from that world and takes the idea of people finding themselves in a world that happens to be made entirely of candy where there are huge battles going on. We are going for real comedy, real action, and real emotions at stake.”

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18 sci-fi/fantasy bars we wish we could spend New Year’s Eve in

A visit to Mos Eisley

Blastr has a great list of some awesome Sci-Fi/Fantasy bars, but sadly enough, there’s no way for you to visit any of these establishments, which see fit to get our favorite characters zonked out of their gourds. But sci-fi and fantasy are all about showing you impossibilities made manifest, right? So bottoms up!

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