Preview for Season 2 of Legend of the Seeker

Nov 04, 2009 2 Comments

Legend_Season_2Legend of the Seeker returns with more of the same things we loved about season 1. Richard, Kahlan and Zedd are fighting evil as they travel more fantastic New Zealand landscapes, wield big and shiny swords in slow-mo action and f/x sorcery. The much-ogled Mord’Sith are back in tight braids and leather outfits too.

Season 2 of Legend of the Seeker airs on Saturday, November 7. Check your local listings for times in your area.

A mildly-spoilery sneak peak for Season 2 follows the break.

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V Arrives – These Visitors Are Unexpected Company

Oct 31, 2009 No Comments

V_ Peace_propagandaReal bleeping aliens land on earth with ABC’s reboot of the mini-series V into a full series. Will these amazingly attractive Visitors become demanding guests who never leave? Do they come in peace? Well, of course not; we watched the original 1983 mini-series!

So, they don’t have our best interests at heart. But maybe these Visitors are different. Maybe they are just strangers looking to survive in a strange land with no agenda to use their overwhelming technological advantage to occupy our planet or eat us for lunch. Let’s find out when V arrives Nov. 3 at 8pm EST/PST on ABC.

A clip from the first 9 minutes of the Pilot follows the break.

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Tuner Minute 54 – Young Geek

Oct 30, 2009 No Comments

Young Geek 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.

You can listen to the episode now by using the ‘Play’ button below.

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Happy Birthday to Us!

Oct 30, 2009 3 Comments

TIST 1 Year PartyToday is the anniversary of Tuning in to SciFi TV’s first podcast! Brent, Kevin and Wendy started the podcast to have an opportunity for a little more conversation about our favorite TV shows, and many of them are now your favorite shows too!

A Quick Review of Year One:
– We talked a lot! We recorded over 54 hours discussing our favorite TV shows
You talked a lot too! Between the voicemails, emails and forum threads the conversation just keeps going.
– We discovered some great new TV shows like Fringe, True Blood, Warehouse 13, and FlashForward altogether.
– We got people to check out other great TV shows like Supernatural, Medium, Being Human, The Middleman, and The Guild.
– We ran some cool contests and polls.

We don’t always agree. Part of the fun is the variety of perspectives. Thanks to all of you for listening and sharing with us. There’s plenty more entertaining conversation to come!

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Tuning in to SciFi TV #53

Oct 27, 2009 No Comments

dollhouse_prya and brooke reidt artBattlestar Galactica:The Plan DVD Contest deadline to enter is November 1, Poll about TV schedule conflicts.

Water Cooler:
Quick Reviews: Heroes 10/19 (4.06 Tabula Rasa), The Guild 10/20 (3.08 +10 To Bravery), Eastwick 10/21 (1.05 Mooning and Crooning), Flash Forward 10/22 (1.05 Gimme Some Truth), Smallville 10/23 (9.05 ), Ghost Whisperer 10/23 (5.05 Cause for Alarm), Medium 10/23 (6.05 Baby Fever), Dollhouse 10/23 (2.04 Belonging), Stargate Universe 10/23 (1.05 Light), Sanctuary 10/23 (2.03 Eulogy).

Fox benches Dollhouse in November; returns with double Dollhouse episodes in December schedule, Vampire Diaries gets full season pick-up by the CW, First 9 minutes online of the V pilot, BBC1 offers up Paradox soon, Hulu may start charging in 2010, Will Game of Thrones be the next Geek Obsession?, Listener email from David.

Tuner Minute: Cool Costume. Join in the forum discussion here.

Back Porch:
0:28:45 – Dollhouse 10/23 (2.04 Belonging)
0:37:11 – Sanctuary 10/23 (2.03 Eulogy)
0:46:46 – Stargate Universe 10/23 (1.05 Light)
0:56:34 – Heroes 10/19 (4.06 Tabula Rasa)

Episode #53 hosted by Brent Barrett, Kevin Bachelder and Wendy Hembrock. Recorded on 10/26/09. Edited by Brent Barrett.

Theme song graciously provided by Beatnik Turtle.

Promo for the Being Human Cast about the BBC show Being Human.

You can listen to the episode now by using the ‘Play’ button below.

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BSG: The Plan Arrives Today!

Oct 27, 2009 1 Comment

bsg_the plan_cylonBattlestar Galactica:The Plan comes out on DVD today! Are you in on the “plan”? Plan schman…. frakkin’ toasters with their frakkin’ grand plans!

Remember there’s still time to enter our BSG:The Plan Contest to win one of two copies we have to give away of Battlestar Galactica:The Plan.

Once you watch all the details in Battlestar Galactica:The Plan, join us on Tuning in to SciFi TV for an in-depth bonus episode discussing the film coming soon!

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Tuner Minute 53 – Cool Costume

Oct 26, 2009 No Comments

Cool Costume 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.

You can listen to the episode now by using the ‘Play’ button below.

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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

BSG Plan DVD_This contest is now closed.

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.

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

You can listen to the episode now by using the ‘Play’ button below.

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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.

You can listen to the episode now by using the ‘Play’ button below.

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