Tuner Minute 53 – Cool Costume

Oct 26, 2009 No Comments

Cool Costume recorded by Wendy Hembrock

Theme song graciously provided by Beatnik Turtle.

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Tuning in to SciFi TV #52

Oct 20, 2009 No Comments

heroescircusBattlestar Galactica:The Plan DVD Contest, Poll about TV schedule conflicts.

Water Cooler:
Quick Reviews: Heroes 10/12 (4.05 Hysterical Blindness), The Guild 10/13 (3.07 Coping and Stuff), Eastwick 10/14 (1.04 Fleas and Casserole), Flash Forward 10/15 (1.04 Black Swan), Supernatural 10/15 (5.06 I Believe the Children Are Our Future), Fringe 10/15 (2.05 Dream Logic), Smallville 10/16 (9.04 Echo), Ghost Whisperer 10/16 (5.04 Do Over), Medium 10/16 (6.04 The Medium is the Message), Stargate Universe 10/16 (1.04 Darkness), Sanctuary 10/16 (2.02 End of Nights Part 2).

Listener voicemails, FlashForward puts up big numbers in international markets, ABC orders 9 more episodes of FlashForward, Fox will air all Dollhouse episodes, Game of Thrones adds more cast, Fringe producers answer questions, Another theory on why vampires are popular now.

Tuner Minute: Dance With Who Brung Ya. Join in the forum discussion here.

Back Porch:
32:10 – Heroes 10/12 (4.05 Hysterical Blindness)
42:20 – Flash Forward 10/15 (1.04 Black Swan)
49:50 – Supernatural 10/15 (5.06 I Believe the Children Are Our Future)
58:25 – Fringe 10/15 (2.05 Dream Logic)

Episode #52 hosted by Wendy Hembrock, Brent Barrett and Kevin Bachelder. Recorded on 10/18/09. Edited by Brent Barrett.

Theme song graciously provided by Beatnik Turtle.

Promo for 7th Son: Descent.

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Win Battlestar Galactica: The Plan – Tuning in to SciFi TV Contest #4

Oct 17, 2009 5 Comments

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Have you been missing the Old Man, the Galactica, and the rest of the crew on that fracking bucket of bolts? They are returning when Battlestar Galactica:The Plan comes out on DVD on October 27 in the US and Canada. This film is directed by Edward James Olmos, who said the story will make us rethink Ron Moore’s series (and likely lead to much rewatching).

Tell us who is your favorite Cylon and why to qualify for a random drawing to win your own copy of Battlestar Galactica:The Plan on DVD. We have two Region 1 DVDs to give away to two different people. Submit an email, voicemail or Skype message naming your favorite Cylon. Include your name, email address and home location.

The contest begins today. Submissions must be received by November 1, 2009 at 11:59 PST. One entry per person.

Read on for the fine print and contest details…

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Tuner Minute 52 – Dance With Who Brung Ya

Oct 16, 2009 No Comments

Dance With Who Brung Ya recorded by Kevin Bachelder

Theme song graciously provided by Beatnik Turtle.

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Tuning in to SciFi TV #51

Oct 13, 2009 No Comments

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Winner of the Mind Meld Contest, New poll about TV schedule conflicts.

Water Cooler:
Quick Reviews: Heroes 10/5 (4.04 Acceptance), The Guild 10/6 (3.06 Newbtastic), Eastwick 10/7 (1.03 Madams and Madames), Flash Forward 10/8 (1.03 137 Sekunden), Supernatural 10/9 (6.05 Fallen Idols), Fringe 10/9 (2.04 Momentum Deferred), Dollhouse 10/9 (2.03 Belle Chose), Smallville 10/9 (9.03 Rabid), Ghost Whisperer 10/9 (5.03 Til Death Do Us Start), Medium 10/9 (6.03 Pain Killer), Stargate: Universe 10/9 (1.03 Air Part 3), Sanctuary 10/9 (2.01 End of Nights Part 1).
Listener voicemail on Fall TV, NBC may move up Chuck’s premiere date, World-wide sales for FlashForward and Legend of the Seeker, Will free lunch end with Comcast + Hulu deal?, SyFy schedules Alice mini-series for December 6, What’s next for Dollhouse, DVR watchers are all over Fringe.

Tuner Minute: “It’s the story, stupid!”. Join in the forum discussion here.

Back Porch:
25:51 – Listener voicemail on Season 1 of Warehouse 13
27:57 – Heroes 10/5 (4.04 Acceptance)
33:05 – Flash Forward 10/8 (1.03 137 Sekunden)
39:45 – Supernatural 10/9 (6.05 Fallen Idols)
46:52 – Fringe 10/9 (2.04 Momentum Deferred)
53:22 – Dollhouse 10/9 (2.03 Belle Chose)

Episode #51 hosted by Kevin Bachelder, Wendy Hembrock and Brent Barrett. Recorded on 10/11/09. Edited by Brent Barrett.

Theme song graciously provided by Beatnik Turtle.

Promo for the Angel Between the Lines podcast.

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Tuner Minute 51 – It’s the Story, Stupid

Oct 09, 2009 No Comments

It’s the Story, Stupid recorded by Brent Barrett

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Sanctuary Season 2 Preview

Oct 07, 2009 No Comments

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Sanctuary returns for season 2 this week! Is there still a place in the sanctuary for all supernatural / unnatural creatures under the care of our brilliant Helen Magnus (Amanda Tapping) and her team? What new Cabal hijinks, new creatures and new allies are in store this season?

Check out the preview below for Sanctuary, episode 2.01 “End of Nights” part 1 airing on Friday, October 9, at 10pm EST/PST following Stargate Universe.

Gotta love a promo with a Princess Bride shoutout!

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Tuning in to SciFi TV #50

Oct 06, 2009 No Comments

Flash ForwardCheck the TIST blog for the TV Show Calendar. Enter the new Mind Meld Contest by October 9 to win a free iTunes download of the Shatner/Nimoy documentary Mind Meld: Secrets Behind the Voyage of a Lifetime.

Water Cooler:
Quick Reviews: Heroes 9/28 (Ink), The Guild (Application’d), Eastwick 9/30 (Reaping and Sewing), Flash Forward 10/1 (White to Play), Supernatural 10/1 (The End), Fringe 10/1 (Fracture), Dollhouse 10/2 (Instinct), Smallville 10/2 (Metallo), Ghost Whisperer 10/2 (See No Evil), Stargate: Universe 10/2 (Air, parts 1-2), Medium 10/2 (Who’s That Girl).

Primeval Not Extinct, How Felicia Day Recruited Millions for Her Guild, ‘Day One’ Series Canceled, Now a Mini-Series Instead, AMC Sentences ‘The Prisoner’ to November Premiere, 10 theories on what caused the flash forward in FlashForward

Tuner Minute: “Now would be good”. Join in the forum discussion here.

Back Porch:
20:49 – Heroes 9/28 (Ink)
25:54 – The Guild (Application’d)
31:25 – Flash Forward 10/1 (White to Play)
37:28 – Supernatural 10/1 (The End)
45:45 – Fringe 10/1 (Fracture)
52:45 – Stargate: Universe 10/2 (Air, parts 1-2)
58:48 – Dollhouse 10/2 (Instinct)

Episode #50 hosted by Brent Barrett and Kevin Bachelder. Recorded on 10/4/09. Edited by Brent Barrett.

Theme song graciously provided by Beatnik Turtle.

Promo for the Bite on This podcast.

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Tuner Minute 50 – “Now would be good”

Oct 03, 2009 No Comments

“Now would be good” recorded by Brent Barrett

Theme song graciously provided by Beatnik Turtle.

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Tuning in to SciFi TV #49

Sep 29, 2009 No Comments

dollhouse s1 Check the TIST blog for the TV Show Calendar. Enter the new Mind Meld Contest by October 9 to win a free iTunes download of the Shatner/Nimoy documentary Mind Meld: Secrets Behind the Voyage of a Lifetime.

Water Cooler:
Quick Reviews: Heroes 9/21 (episode 4.01 Orientation, episode 4.02 Jump, Push, Fall), The Guild 9/22 (episode 3.04 Get it Back), Warehouse 13 9/22 (episode 1.12 MacPherson), Vampire Diaries 9/24 (episode 1.03 Friday Night Bites), FlashForward 9/24 (episode 1.01 No More Good Days), Supernatural 9/24 (episode 5.03 Free to Be You and Me), Fringe 9/24 (episode 2.02 Night of Desirable Objects), Dollhouse 9/25 (episode 2.01 Vows), Smallville 9/25 (episode 9.01 Savior), Ghost Whisperer 9/25 (episode 5.01 Birthday Presence), Medium 9/25 (6.01 Deja Vu All Over Again).

Listener voicemail on the Emmys, iTunes review, Hex and Supernatural viewing swap, Kristin Chenowith (Pushing Daisies), Michael Emerson (Lost) and True Blood win Emmys, Fringe: Explore The Pattern, How Social Networking impacts the future of TV, Joss Whedon’s Speech and The Q&A, Whedon as Niche TV show runner, Updated V November schedule, FlashForward defeats Survivor in 18-49 demographics.

Tuner Minute: You Say Tomayto, And I Say Tomahta. Join in the forum discussion here.

Back Porch:
0:29:05 – Heroes 9/21 (episode 4.01 Orientation, episode 4.02 Jump, Push, Fall)
0:36:25 – Warehouse 13 9/22 (episode 1.12 MacPherson)
0:39:45 – FlashForward 9/24 (episode 1.01 No More Good Days)
0:45:59 – Supernatural 9/24 (episode 5.03 Free to Be You and Me)
0:54:00 – Fringe 9/24 (episode 2.02 Night of Desirable Objects)
1:01:15 – Dollhouse 9/25 (episode 2.01 Vows)

Episode #49 hosted by Kevin Bachelder, Wendy Hembrock, and Brent Barrett. Recorded on 9/27/09. Edited by Brent Barrett.

Theme song graciously provided by Beatnik Turtle.

Promo for the How to Grow Your Geek podcast.

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Stargate Universe Preview – a different Destiny?

Sep 29, 2009 1 Comment

sgu_02The latest Stargate spinoff arrives this week! The Icarus mission is made up of a mixed bunch of civilian scientists led by Dr. Nicholas Rush (Robert Carlysle) and career military led by Colonel Telford (Lou Diamond Phillips) and Colonel Everett Young (Louis Ferreira).

The other side of this wormhole looks darker and grittier than the wise-cracking O’Neill gang stuck beneath Cheyenne Mountain. Not only will the scientists and Air Force butt heads, but there’s probably politics and intrigue ahead since Senator Alan Armstrong (Christopher McDonald), the head of the Icarus project’s government oversight, is aboard with his daughter Chloe (Elyse Levesque). Did someone say power struggles and romantic conflicts ahead?

This merry band is lost in space aboard an Ancient ship – Destiny. I hope somebody’s got the Ancient DNA to help steer this boat! Will these humans live long enough to figure out how to get back home to earth? “All of this has happened before, and it will all happen again” (aboard the Galactica). Or not. Let’s hope this third trip through the Stargate franchise goes boldly where the other two haven’t gone before.

Stargate Universe launches on Friday, October 2 at 9pm EST/PST with the 2-hour premiere of “Air” parts 1 and 2.   Syfy is offering folks near the NYC area a chance to win a seat at the October 2 premiere with the cast!

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