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.

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

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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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Will Heroes Find Redemption in Season 4?

Sep 21, 2009 No Comments

Heroes cast 1Heroes premieres tonight with two back-to-back episodes. Can creator Tim Kring carry the story past the lackluster season 3 and start a better chapter with “Redemption”?

Is it too late? Can the show do anything now to win you back? Will you be giving these Heroes one more chance to be your superfriends again?

The extended teaser after the break hints at some of the old sparks.

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Tuner Minute 48 – Programmed Mess

Sep 20, 2009 No Comments

Programmed Mess 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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The Guild Has Your Back

Sep 18, 2009 2 Comments

TheGuildDVDWhat has swords and sorcery, heroes and heroines, quests and epic battles?  Legend of the Seeker?  Not quite.  What also has guilds and raids, geeks and nerds, and trips to Cheesy Beards?  Well that’s got to be The Guild, Felicia Day’s (Buffy, Dr. Horrible) groundbreaking new media short-form genre comedy series, streaming at a web site near you or available on DVD for a reasonable price.

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A New Day on Fringe

Sep 17, 2009 No Comments

fringe 5Fringe returns for season 2 tonight and you know what that means – more Cow!

Sure, it will be nice to see Walter, Peter and Olivia and the gang sleuthing out the Pattern too. A preview clip for Fringe season 2 follows the break.

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Tuning in to SciFi TV #47

Sep 15, 2009 No Comments

The Guild

Water Cooler:
Name the Shows! contest winner, Quick Reviews: The Guild 9/1 and 9/8 (episodes 3.01 Expansion Time and 3.02 Anarchy!), Warehouse 13 9/8 (episode 1.10 Breakdown), Vampire Diaries 9/10 (episode 1.01 Pilot), em>Supernatural 9/10 (5.01 Sympathy for the Devil), Eureka 9/11 (episode 3.17 Have an Ice Day).

Listener voicemail, Dragon*Con recap, Shatner/Nimoy documentary Mindmeld and free download contest, The Guild seasons 1 and 2 DVD set coming 9/29, See every trailer for all the fall genre shows, Syfy’s Destination Truth season premiere, Star Wars live action TV series, Spoilery preview for Fringe Season 2, Michelle Forbes discusses the True Blood season 2 finale, Joss Whedon teases Dollhouse Season 2.

Tuner Minute: Suck It! Join in the forum discussion here.

Back Porch:
26:24 – The Guild 9/1 and 9/8 (episodes 3.01 Expansion Time and 3.02 Anarchy!)
31:16 – Warehouse 13 9/8 (episode 1.10 Breakdown)
36:00 – Supernatural 9/10 (5.01 Sympathy for the Devil)
50:47 – Eureka 9/11 (episode 3.17 Have an Ice Day)

Episode #47 hosted by Wendy Hembrock, Brent Barrett and Kevin Bachelder. Recorded on 9/12/09.

Edited by Brent Barrett.

Theme song graciously provided by Beatnik Turtle.

Promo for the The Dollhouse podcast.

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

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Secret Diaries of the Vampire Teen

Sep 15, 2009 1 Comment

Vampire_Diaries_04 So The Vampire Diaries pilot episode didn’t suck. The CW may say it’s on a new path, but the old winning WB ointment is all over this “Scream on Dawson’s Creek” teen angstfest. It’s no shock though since Kevin Williamson created those too.

*Spoilers* and snark for the Pilot episode follow the break.

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Tuner Minute 47 – Suck It!

Sep 12, 2009 No Comments

Suck It! 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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Supernatural Season 5 – Pleased to Meet You, Lucifer?

Sep 10, 2009 No Comments

SPN_S5_Poster_TIST **SPOILERS** (if you’ve been living under a rock…)

He’s coming! Lucifer should be busting through the white beam of light that ended Supernatural season 4 in just under 7 hours. Creator Eric Kripke said this will be the “fun Apocalypse”. Tune in tonight to see how Supernatural season 5 offers “Sympathy for the Devil” at 9pm EST/8pm CST on the CW.

More spoilery info and preview clips for tonight’s episode follow the break.

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Tuning in to SciFi TV #46

Sep 08, 2009 No Comments

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Contest: Name the Shows! contest running until September 11. Correctly name 3 or more shows used in the promo to qualify for a drawing. The winning prize is a genre TV show on DVD from the “Tuner Vault”. Check the blog for more contest details.

Back Porch:
05:00 – Supernatural Season 4

Supernatural Season 5 premieres September 10, at 9pm EST on the CW.

Episode #46 hosted by Kevin Bachelder, Wendy Hembrock, Wayne Hutchinson and Kimberly Thompson. Recorded on 8/31/09.

Edited by Brent Barrett.

Theme song graciously provided by Beatnik Turtle.

Promos for the The Scapecast – a podcast about Farscape, and The Signal – a podcast about Firefly.

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

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