Tuner Minute 51 – It’s the Story, Stupid

Oct 09, 2009 No Comments

It’s the Story, Stupid recorded by Brent Barrett

Theme song graciously provided by Beatnik Turtle.

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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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Tuner Minute 49 – You Say Tomayto and I Say Tomahto

Sep 27, 2009 No Comments

You Say Tomayto and I Say Tomahto recorded by Kevin Bachelder

Theme song graciously provided by Beatnik Turtle.

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SciFi Friday Kicks Off!

Sep 25, 2009 No Comments

ghost whisperer 2medium 1The networks have embraced the idea of SciFi Friday in a big way this TV season. Four genre shows return tonight. CBS has a double-shot of supernatural goodness with the Ghost Whisperer at 8pm EST/PST followed by Medium at 9pm EST/PST.

Clark Kent returns to save Smallville again for season 9 at 8pm EST/PST on the CW. Dollhouse returns for season 2 at 9pm EST/PST on FOX.

Previews and mild spoilers from the prior seasons for each show follow the break.

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FlashForward Preview – What did you see?

Sep 24, 2009 No Comments

flashforwardEveryone in the world stops and blacks out at the same time. Everyone glimpses a few minutes of their future.

Does knowing the future do anyone any good? Let’s find out tonight when FlashForward premieres at 8pm EST/PST on ABC.

A clip from the pilot follows the break.

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Tuning in to SciFi TV #48

Sep 21, 2009 No Comments

fringe_201_astrid_peter_walterCheck the TIST blog for the TV Show Calendar. Enter the new Mind Meld Contest to win a free iTunes download of the Shatner/Nimoy documentary Mind Meld: Secrets Behind the Voyage of a Lifetime.

Water Cooler:
Quick Reviews: True Blood 8/30 and 9/13 (2.11 Frenzy and 2.12 Beyond Here Lies Nothin’)The Guild 9/15 (episode 3.03 Player Down ), Warehouse 13 9/15 (episode 1.11 Nevermore), Vampire Diaries 9/17 (episode 1.02 Night of the Comet),Supernatural 9/17 (5.02 Good God, Y’all!), Fringe 9/17 (episode 2.01 A New Day in the Old Town), Eureka 9/18 (episode 3.18 What Goes Around Comes Around).

Creative Emmy awards for: Doctor Horrible’s Sing-along-Blog, Pushing Daisies, True Blood, South Park, and Legend of the Seeker, Defying Gravity removed from the ABC schedule, First 17 minutes of Flash Forward on-line, 2010 airdate for BSG:The Plan, Dollhouse season 2 scoop and other Whedonverse updates, Farscape Complete Series with Peacekeeper Wars at Best Buy, Supenatural season 4 DVD had double the first week sales compared to season 3, Nielsen says 57% of TV viewers simultaneously watch TV and the Web, Kevin at New England Fan Experience.

Tuner Minute: Programmed Mess. Join in the forum discussion here.

Back Porch:
26:05 – True Blood 8/30 and 9/13 (2.11 Frenzy and 2.12 Beyond Here Lies Nothin’)
36:05 – Warehouse 13 9/15 (episode 1.11 Nevermore)
41:30 – Supernatural 9/17 (5.02 Good God, Y’all!)
50:20 – Fringe 9/17 (episode 2.01 A New Day in the Old Town)
58:33 – Eureka 9/18 (episode 3.18 What Goes Around Comes Around)

Episode #48 hosted by Brent Barrett, Kevin Bachelder, Wendy Hembrock. Recorded on 9/20/09.

Edited by Brent Barrett.

Theme song graciously provided by Beatnik Turtle.

Promo for the Knights of the Guild podcast.

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Mind Meld – Tuning in to SciFi TV Contest #3

Sep 21, 2009 No Comments

mindmeldThis contest is now closed.

This new contest will melt your brain the old school way – Mind Meld! Submit an email or voicemail naming your favorite Star Trek (Original Series) episode to enter the drawing. The winner (chosen at random) gets one free iTunes download of the William Shatner/Leonard Nimoy documentary Mind Meld: Secrets Behind the Voyage of a Lifetime.

The contest begins today. Include your name, email address and home location. Submissions must be received by October 9, 2009 at 11:59 PST. One entry per person. Only US listeners may enter the contest.

Read on for the contest details…

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