Doctor Who: Lonely in the Crowded Universe

Dec 16, 2009 No Comments

Dr Who_Waters of Mars_121909The Doctor (David Tennant) may be the last of the Time Lords, but he’s first on our list of intergalactic heroes.

We’ll be getting more thrilling heroics with Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars when it airs on BBC America on Saturday December 19th at 9pm EST/PST.

Here’s a reminder of the adventures to be had with The Doctor and why everyone wants to be this Time Lord’s traveling companion:

The universe is full of fascinating adventures, but it can be heartbreaking to lose so many friends and outlive so many people you loved.

Remember to set your DVRs and TiVos for repeated enjoyment of Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars when it airs on BBC America on Saturday December 19th at 9pm EST/PST. The Doctor (David Tennant) faces terror on the Red Planet in one of his scariest adventures yet.

The final two specials, Doctor Who: The End of Time, Parts One and Two, will premiere over the holiday season starting December 26 and January 2, respectively on BBC America.

Listen in to Tuning in to Sci Fi TV over the coming weeks, as Brent, Kevin and Wendy are sure to be talking about all the latest adventures of The Doctor. Why wait for that? You can join in the conversation now with the discussions in our forums.

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Tuning in to SciFi TV #60

Dec 16, 2009 No Comments

Alice_miniseriesBest new show poll, Win The Guild Season 1 and 2, Help Tuning in to SciFi TV by using our Amazon banner link for online shopping.

Water Cooler:
Quick Reviews: Legend of the Seeker 12/5 (2.05 Wizard), Alice mini-series 12/6-12/7, Fringe 12/10 (2.10 Grey Matters), Dollhouse 12/11 (2.07 Meet Jane Doe, 2.08 A Love Supreme), Sanctuary 12/11 (2.09 Penance).

Being Human series 2 premiere, BBC theater screenings for Being Human series 2 premiere in the UK, Chuck producer interview, NBC uses social networks to advertise Chuck, CBS orders a time travel show, DVR Usage Up 21%; but Traditional TV still dominates, Battlestar Galactica tops the shows with largest % of DVR watchers in the total audience.

Tuner Minute: Hellatus. Join in the forum discussion here.

Back Porch:
23:35 – Fringe 12/10 (2.10 Gray Matters)
33:40 – Dollhouse 12/11 (2.07 Meet Jane Doe, 2.08 A Love Supreme)
44:50 – Alice mini-series 12/6-7
52:44 – Legend of the Seeker 12/5 (2.05 Wizard)

Episode #60 hosted by Kevin Bachelder, Wendy Hembrock and Brent Barrett. Recorded on 12/12/09. Edited by Brent Barrett.

Theme song graciously provided by Beatnik Turtle.

Promo for the SciFi Dig podcast.

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Tuner Minute 60 – Hellatus

Dec 13, 2009 No Comments

Hellatus – recorded by Wendy Hembrock

Theme song graciously provided by Beatnik Turtle.

Want to share your thoughts on this topic or read what other people think? The forum discussion there is here.

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Tuning in to Sci Fi TV #59 – Last Call

Dec 10, 2009 No Comments

heroes_nathan and peterJoin Brent, Kevin and Wendy for a little bit more conversation about sci fi and genre television.

Beware of spoilers! We may discuss anything up through the most recently aired episode of the show being discussed.

Last Call:
00:30 – FlashForward
08:30 – Heroes
10:17 – Stargate Universe

Episode #59 Last Call hosted by Brent Barrett, Kevin Bachelder and Wendy Hembrock. Recorded on 12/5/09. Edited by Brent Barrett.

Theme song graciously provided by Beatnik Turtle.

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Tuning in to SciFi TV #59

Dec 08, 2009 No Comments

dollhouse_the left handWin The Guild Season 1 and 2, Latest poll, Help Tuning In to SciFi TV by using our Amazon banner link for online shopping.

Water Cooler:
Quick Reviews: Legend of the Seeker 11/28 (2.04 Touched), Heroes 11/30 (4.12 The Fifth Stage), FlashForward 12/3 (1.10 A561984), Fringe 12/3 (2.09 Snakehead), Ghost Whisperer 12/4 (5.10 Excessive Forces), Medium 12/4 (6.10 You Give Me Fever), Dollhouse 12/4 (2.05 The Public Eye, 2.06 The Left Hand), Stargate Universe 12/4) (1.10 Justice), Sanctuary 12/4) (2.08 Next Tuesday).

Listener email about Stargate Universe, Torchwood Series Four will be 13 episodes, BBC America January schedule, BBC gives Merlin a series 3, BBC America airdates for Doctor Who: The End of Time Part 1 and Part 2, SyFy picks up Stephen King’s Haven, FlashForward and V return in March, FlashForward producers discuss the return in March (no spoilers), Sci-Fi viewing is down 17 percent and Overall TV viewing is down, Interview of the SyFy president, DVRs help Genre shows, Joss Whedon interview.

Tuner Minute: Lost in the Crowd. Join in the forum discussion here.

Back Porch:
33:38 – Dollhouse 12/4 (2.05 The Public Eye, 2.06 The Left Hand)
45:02 – Fringe 12/3 (2.09 Snakehead)
50:05 – Legend of the Seeker 11/28 (2.04 Touched)

Episode #59 hosted by Brent Barrett, Kevin Bachelder, and Wendy Hembrock. Recorded on 12/05/09. Edited by Brent Barrett.

Theme song graciously provided by Beatnik Turtle.

Promo for the I Should Be Writing podcast.

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Look Inside Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars

Dec 07, 2009 No Comments

Dr Who_ David TennantThe three-part television event concluding David Tennant’s run as Doctor Who kicks off with Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars on Saturday, December 19th at 9pm EST/PST on BBC America.

Check out an exclusive all-new inside look with David Tennant discussing his role as the Doctor.

The final two specials with David Tennant, Doctor Who: The End of Time, Parts One and Two, will premiere over the holiday season starting December 26 and January 2 respectively on BBC America.

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Tuner Minute 59 – Lost in the Crowd

Dec 04, 2009 No Comments

Lost in the Crowd recorded by Brent Barrett

Theme song graciously provided by Beatnik Turtle.

Want to share your thoughts on this topic or read what other people think? The forum discussion there is here.

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Network Issues May Impact Podcast Downloads

Dec 04, 2009 No Comments

Our parent network, Farpoint Media, is experiencing some technical issues that may very likely impact your ability to download or stream our podcasts and other audio content.  We do not know when this issue will be resolved, but hopefully it will happen within the next 24 hours.

If you try to steam a podcast on our site and receive an “Error opening file,” then this is the cause.  If you attempt to download the program via other means and get a “Service Unavailable” or other error message, then this is likely the cause.

We will update you when this issue is resolved, and we here at Tuning in to SciFi TV sincerely apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.

UPDATE: Things seem to be returning to normal now, but you may notice some slowdowns for the next day or so.

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Tuning in to SciFi TV #58 – Last Call

Dec 03, 2009 No Comments

BSG:The PlanEpisode 58 of Tuning in to SciFi TV was over, but Wendy, Kevin and Brent weren’t done discussing sci fi shows, so here’s a little bit more conversation.

Beware of spoilers! We may discuss anything up through the most recently aired episode of the show being discussed.

Last Call:
01:00 – Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars
04:30 – Battlestar Galactica:The Plan
17:48 – Legend of the Seeker books: The Sword of Truth Books 1-3

Episode #58 Last Call hosted by Wendy Hembrock, Brent Barrett and Kevin Bachelder. Recorded on 11/28/09. Edited by Brent Barrett.

Theme song graciously provided by Beatnik Turtle.

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Tuning in to SciFi TV #58

Dec 01, 2009 2 Comments

v_castNew contest to win a copy of The Guild Season 1 and 2, Latest poll results, Help TIST by using our Amazon link for online shopping.

Water Cooler:
Quick Reviews: Legend of the Seeker 11/21 (2.03 Broken), Heroes 11/23 (4.11 Thanksgiving), The Guild 11/24 (3.12 Hero), V 11/24 (1.04 It’s Only the Beginning)

Listener comments on Stargate Universe, Stargate Universe 1.0 DVD out on 2/9, Fringe bumped from February sweeps schedule, FlashForward production hiatus, V Showrunner interview, Science show about Sci Fi.

Tuner Minute: Show Me Some Science. Join in the forum discussion here.

Back Porch:
30:20 – Listener feedback on Stargate Universe, FlashForward, and V
36:25 – The Guild 11/ (3.12 Finale)
43:40 – Legend of the Seeker 11/ (2.03 Broken)
51:45 – Heroes 11/ (Thanksgiving)
57:32 – V 11/19 (1.04 It’s Only the Beginning)

Episode #58 hosted by Wendy Hembrock, Brent Barrett, and Kevin Bachelder. Recorded on 11/28/09. Edited by Brent Barrett.

Theme song graciously provided by Beatnik Turtle.

Promo for the Babylon Podcast.

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Win The Guild on DVD – Tuning in to SciFi TV Contest #6

Nov 30, 2009 No Comments

TheGuildDVDThis contest is now closed.

Does The Guild have your back? If not, now’s your chance to catch up on seasons 1 and 2 on DVD. Just tell us:What is your favorite video game and why to qualify for a random drawing to win a copy of The Guild: Seasons 1 & 2 on DVD. We have one Region 1 DVD to give away. This is a “Reviewer’s copy” (previously viewed once and in pristine condition). Submit an email, voicemail or Skype message with your answer. Include your name, email address and home location.

The contest begins today. Submissions must be received by December 18, 2009 at 11:59 PST. One entry per person.

Read on for the fine print and contest details…

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