Myopia: Defend Your Childhood – Episode 111: Hellboy (2004)

This week on Myopia: Defend your Childhood, we learned Ron Perlman has the greatest voice ever. We watched Hellboy, wait, Guillermo Del Toro? Perlman? How did they even get this cast?

How will you stand when we put your past on trial?

Host: Nicolas Hoffmann
Defendant: Madison
Panel: Matthew Quinn

 

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Myopia: Defend Your Childhood – Episode 107 – Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971)

This week on Myopia: Defend your Childhood, we learned that Angela Lansbury never really looked young. We watched Bednobs and Broomsticks, how is this movie nearly two and a half hours long?

How will you stand when we put your past on trial?

Host: Nicolas Hoffmann

Defendant: Madison

Panel: Abbey, Jon, Christina

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Myopia: Defend Your Childhood – Episode 90: Jumanji (1995)

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This week on Myopia: Defend your Childhood, we learned that you should always finish what you start. We watched Jumanji, who would buy the original board game that would kill you?

How will you stand when we put your past on trial?

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Myopia: Defend Your Childhood – Mission Impossible (1996)

This week on Myopia: Defend Your Childhood, we learned that Tom Cruise is a great runner. We watched Mission Impossible, how DID Jean Reno kill that rat?

How will you stand when we put your past on trial?

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Metal Geeks 85: Houston FanFair Geekery

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We three geeks including Cary the Metal Geek, Dave and George spent the weekend of September 19 and 20, 2015 at a convention put together by the folks from Comicpalooza called Houston FanFair. This episode was recorded live from the show floor and includes interviews with Ming Chen from AMC’s Comic Book Men, Aaron Douglas from Battlestar Galactica, local artist James Linares, legendary artist Mark Kistler, and voice over actress Samantha Inoue-Harte. enjoy this episode and keep it geeky!
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Metal Geeks 84: Master Of Horror Geekery

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Join your hosts Cary the Metal Geek and George as they converge to discuss all the happenings as Dave misses out on all the tomfoolery due to being sick! We discuss the newest obsession of Disney Infinity 3.0 and Star Wars, Mad Max the video game, pay our respects to the master of horror Wes Craven, and even throw some metal discussion about the new Iron Maiden and Ghost albums. We also discuss our adventures at Amazing Houston Comic Con 2015 and play an interview with Marat Mychaels, Deadpool artist and Haunted Mansion/Batman artist, Abraham Lopez. Keep it Geeky!

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Metal Geeks 74: Podcasting Panel Geekery

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In this special episode of the Metal Geeks podcast, we bring forth a multitude of Podcast hosts all in one place! It was a plethora of shows! During Comicpalooza 2015, we had the privilege of hosting a panel titled Podcasting 103: Next-Level Podcasting including Bryan from the Bry-Fy Podcast, Justin and Miguel from the Comical Podcast, Sully and Steve from Nerd Fu, Mark from Rebel Radio Podcast and podcasting celebrities Ming Chen and Michael Zapzic from AMC’s Comic Book Men and I Sell Comics Podcast! Yes, boys and girls, we had actual celebrities on our panel! Listen in as Craig Price from Reality Check podcast moderates at least 11 podcast hosts and keeps us all in check! We had a blast doing this panel, and we hope you have a blast listening!
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Patent Trolls and Podcasting

There is something all podcast listeners should be aware of: there are patent trolls seeking licensing fees from podcasters and suing them when they refuse to buy a license. That might not seem like a big deal, but it will significantly raise the cost of podcasting and, considering that the vast majority of podcasts aren’t profitable in terms of advertising, you will either have to pay a subscription to listen or watch as your favorite shows shut down.

“Patent troll” is an unkind yet fitting term for a non-practicing entity that buys patents and finds ways to profit off them. In this case, the patent they are trying to profit from has to do with releasing audio over the Internet in playlist form. Yeah, I don’t think that is a particularly innovative invention either. The question of whether this is legal is best summed up as: mostly, for now. Lawmakers are half-heartedly working towards patent reform and even President Obama has spoke out against this kind of trolling, but congress tends to accomplish little. More likely this will be settled in court. One of the most popular podcasters, comedian Adam Carolla, is going to court over this. The decision of the case will serve as a precedent that will inform the patent trolls’ audacity in suing others. So if they win against the biggest fish, they will likely hit up the smaller fish. That could mean the ESO Network, especially when they get even bigger than they currently are.

If you want to help head this off, Carolla has a Fund Anything page raising money for the defense. Just getting a change of venue from the town in Texas where the trolls are based and have influence is costing hundreds of thousands of dollars. They could use your help. All money donated will go to the defense, Fund Anything isn’t even taking their normal cut for hosting it. On the off chance they raise more than needed, the rest will be given to charity.

Full disclosure, I’m a Carolla fan and this directly affects him more than the Earth Station One Network. However, the fact that it could affect ESO and other shows you might like in the future is entirely true. The ability for non-practicing entities to profit solely by taking advantage of the system discourages content creation by increasing it’s costs and risks–and that is the real harm caused by these trolls.

Meet TFA’s Jason and Rita De La Torre at SwampCon This Weekend!

Transmissions From Atlantis’ Jason and Rita De La Torre will be guests at the SwampCon from Noon – 5 p.m. on Saturday, January 12, 2013 in Gainesville, Fl.

They will take part in the following panels:
Doctor Who 1pm-2pm
Star Trek 3pm-4pm
Podcasting Panel 4pm-5pm
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