Tuning in to SciFi TV #36

Jun 29, 2009 No Comments

Merlin - ArthurWatercooler:
Poll #5: Which genre shows would you like to see re-made (or re-re-made)?

Quick Reviews:
Primeval (6/20 Season 3, Episode 6), True Blood (6/21 2.02 “Keep the Party Going”), Merlin (6/21 1.01 “Dragon’s Call” and 1.02 “Valiant”), Saving Grace (6/23 3.2 “What Would You Do”), Virtuality Fox movie (6/25). Listener email on fall schedules, Upcoming TIST bonus episodes for Torchwood:Children of Earth starting July 20, Reaper creators join Dollhouse, Bryan Fuller exits Heroes to develop new pilots, Strong True Blood season 1 DVD sales and season 2 ratings for True Blood, Time Warner and Comcast announce TV Everywhere, E-Poll survey finds ads and word of mouth are still the major influences to watch a new TV show, Fall premiere schedules for CBS and NBC, Early reviews of Past Life pilot.

Tuner Minute – Second Chances. Join in the forum discussion here.

Back Porch:
33:45 – Primeval (6/20 Season 3, Episode 6)
39:52 – True Blood (6/21 2.02 “Keep the Party Going”)
47:12 – Merlin (6/21 1.01 “Dragon’s Call” and 1.02 “Valiant”)
51:35 – Speculation on Eureka season 3.5 returning July 10

Episode #36 hosted by Brent Barrett, Kevin Bachelder, and Wendy Hembrock. Recorded on 6/26/09.

Edited by Brent Barrett.

Theme song graciously provided by Beatnik Turtle.

Promo for Guardians podcast novel.

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TIST Bonus Episodes for Torchwood: Children of Earth

Jun 29, 2009 No Comments

Captain Jack is coming to America! … Or at least to BBC America. The UK’s upcoming Torchwood: Children of Earth mini-series will begin airing on BBCAmerica on July 20.

Tuning In to SciFi TV will release a mini-series of bonus podcasts about each episode. We’ll do our in-depth Backporch discussions for each episode. Join us as we welcome Jack and his team back to our TV screens! Our bonus podcasts will be released each night starting July 20, to coincide with each Torchwood episode aired on BBCAmerica.

We are coming.

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Trailer for Torchwood: Children of Earth.

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Tuner Minute 36 – Second Chances

Jun 24, 2009 No Comments

Second Chances recorded by Brent Barrett

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Tuning in to SciFi TV #35

Jun 22, 2009 No Comments

Pushing DaisiesWatercooler:
Poll #5: Which genre shows would you like to see re-made (or re-re-made)?

Quick Reviews:
Primeval (6/13 Season 3, Episode 5), Pushing Daisies (6/13 2.13 “Kerplunk”), Star Runner (SyFy Movie 6/13), True Blood ( 6/14 2.01 “Nothing But the Blood”), Saving Grace (6/16 3.1 “We’re Already Here“), The Listener (6/18 “A Voice in the Dark”).

Listener feedback on First Wave, Listener voice mail on Merlin, Primeval cancelled, Genre show ratings down in general but Supernatural’s audience grew 10%, Fox announces premiere dates for Fringe and Dollhouse, the CW announces Supernatural will return 9/10, Sanctuary season 1 DVD available 9/15, Producers and actors talk about Warehouse 13, DVRs a bigger threat to prime-time TV than Internet viewing, Did DVR viewing save Dollhouse? New trailer for Torchwood: Children of Earth, Did Babylon 5 ruin genre television?

Tuner Minute – Expiration Date. Join in the forum discussion here.

Back Porch:
45:56 – Primeval (6/13 Season 3, Episode 5)
51:09 – Pushing Daisies finale (6/13 2.13 “Kerplunk”)
57:51 – True Blood (6/14 2.01 “Nothing But the Blood”)

Episode #35 hosted by Wendy Hembrock, Brent Barrett, and Kevin Bachelder. Recorded on 6/20/09.

Edited by Brent Barrett.

Theme song graciously provided by Beatnik Turtle.

Promo for SciFi Talk podcast.

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Tuner Minute 35 – Expiration Date

Jun 19, 2009 No Comments

Expiration Date recorded by Kevin Bachelder

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Tuning in to SciFi TV #34

Jun 16, 2009 No Comments

TorchwoodWatercooler:
Poll #4 Results: Warehouse 13, Torchwood and True Blood are the TV series listeners want us to discuss.

Quick Reviews: Primeval (6/6 Season 3, Episode 4 on BBCA), Pushing Daisies (6/6 2.12 “Water and Power”), Ashes to Ashes Season 2 (6/8 Episode 2.8) The Listener (6/11 1.03 “A Voice in the Dark”).

Upcoming conventions, Listener email about Odyssey 5 and Next Wave, Comedy Central orders new Futurama episodes, Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles Season 2 DVDs arrive 9/22, Comic-Con premiere for the ‘V’ Pilot, Reaper is dead, Heroes’ writers sign NBC deals, SyFy channel mini-series Alice – an Alice in Wonderland re-imagining, Comedy Central tries Ghosts/Aliens sitcom, Thursday 8pm timeslot for Flash Forward.

Tuner Minute – Converted. Join in the forum discussion here.

Back Porch:
25:22 – Primeval 6/6 (episode 3.04)
33:05 – Pushing Daisies 6/6 (episode 2.12 “Water and Power”)
40:30 – Speculation on summer shows: Torchwood “Children of Earth” series 3

Hosted by Brent Barrett, Kevin Bachelder, and Wendy Hembrock. Recorded on 6/13/09.

Edited by Brent Barrett.

Theme song graciously provided by Beatnik Turtle.

Promo for Personal Effects: Sword of Blood by JC Hutchins.

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Tuner Minute 34 – Converted

Jun 13, 2009 No Comments

Converted recorded by Wendy Hembrock

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Tuning in to SciFi TV #33

Jun 09, 2009 No Comments

Watercooler:
Poll #4 – What TV series would you like us to discuss in the Back Porch over the summer? TIST is joining Farpoint Media podcasting network,

Quick Reviews: Primeval (5/30 Season 3, Episode 10), Primeval (5/30 Season 3, Episode 3 on BBCA), Pushing Daisies (5/30 2.11 “Window Dressed to Kill”), Medium (6/1 5.19 ”Bring Me the Head of Oswald Castillo”), The Listener (6/4 “I’m an Adult Now” (Pilot) and “Emotional Rescue”).

Listener email on Legend of the Seeker and HBO series Game of Thrones, Listener email on Terminator:Sarah Connor Chronicles, Angel, Being Human and Primeval, Torchwood:Children of Earth begins on BBC in June and BBCA on 7/20, Torchwood:Children of Earth DVD out 7/28, Supernatural season 4 DVD out Sept 1, Fox moves air date up for Virtuality to June 26, NBC is lurking on the Internet, Chuck Me fan re-watch, Ridley Scott’s ‘Purefold’ webisodes, SyFy trailer for Stargate: Universe.

Tuner Minute – You Ruined It. Join in the forum discussion here.

Back Porch:
28:15 – Primeval 5/30 (episode 3.03)
35:43 – Pushing Daisies 5/30 (episode 2.11 “Window Dressed to Kill”)
42:14 – Medium 6/1 (episode 5.19 “Bring Me the Head of Oswald Castillo”)
50:50 – Speculation on fall shows: Chuck season 3

Hosted by Brent Barrett, Kevin Bachelder, and Wendy Hembrock. Recorded on 6/6/09.

Edited by Brent Barrett.

Theme song graciously provided by Beatnik Turtle.

Promo for Well Told Tales podcast.

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Tuner Minute 33 – You Ruined It

Jun 06, 2009 No Comments

You Ruined It! recorded by Brent Barrett

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TIST Is Moving On Up!

Jun 03, 2009 No Comments

Tuning in to SciFi TV is joining the Farpoint Media network of podcasts!  As a result, we will be migrating the web site (blog and forum) over to some new servers in the near future.  During the transfer of the web site, the forum will be unavailable and in “maintenance mode.”  As soon as we’re settled in our new place, you will automatically be allowed back in to the forum.  This should happen within hours, but could take as much as two days for your ISP to recognize the move.  Please be patient.  🙂

Thank you all for listening and letting us grow like this.  And thank you very much for your patience during this move.

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Tuning in to SciFi TV #32

Jun 02, 2009 1 Comment

Watercooler:
Poll #3 results, Poll #4 – What TV series would you like us to discuss in the Back Porch over the summer?

Quick Reviews: Primeval UK (5/23 Episode 3.09), Primeval BBCA (5/23 Episode 3.02), Legend of the Seeker (5/23 “Reckoning”), Medium (5/25 “The Talented Mrs Boddicker”).

Twitter feedback, Listener feedback from Wade on Human Target

The New Doctor Who companion, Doctor Who and Torchwood returns June 27 to BBC America, Torchwood preview teaser clip for “Children of Earth”, BBC America airs Being Human starting July 25, Merlin series 2 returns to BBC. NBC airs Merlin season 1 starting June 21, Shorter seasons are saving Sci Fi series, Pushing Daisies returns May 30; Pushing Daisies season 2 DVD comes out July 21, Fringe season 1 DVD comes out September 8, Ron Moore’s Virtuality may still get a shot as a series, Reaper may live on in first run syndication, Warehouse 13 guest casting news.

Back Porch:
0:23:45 – Tuner Minute – You Run the Show. Join in the forum discussion here.
0:30:50 – Primeval (5/23 Episode 3.02)
0:37:55 – Legend of the Seeker (5/23 Episode 1.22 “Reckoning”)
0:49:03 – Blast from the Past: Angel series discussion
1:03:52 – Pushing Daisies catch-up

Hosted by Kevin Bachelder, Wendy Hembrock, Brent Barrett. Recorded on 5/30/09.

Edited by Brent Barrett.

Theme song graciously provided by Beatnik Turtle.

Promo for Canon Puncture – Role Playing Game (RPG) podcast

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