If I had a time machine I could go back and post this episode on time. Sadly, I don’t have the power to manipulate that wobbly wobbly… time-y wimey… stuff, but it’s a double episode so that should count for something (I hope).
We have Andy, Randy, Sylvie and Stephanie talking about time travel through the ages – but mostly from film and television. You’ll hear names like Quantum Leap, Stargate SG-1, The Time Machine, Looper, and give some directions to some of the more obscure time-traveller fiction out there. We have a few laughs along the way, which is a must for any time travelling team, and end on a few suggestions that we hope you find thrilling.
[Obligatory excuse for the lateness of this episode: The studio was water logged, and it took over two weeks to rebuild upstairs. I finished this evening and was finally able to edit and convert the episode. Again, so sorry for the lateness!]
Yes, we skipped Episodes 11 and 12, they’re forthcoming. Why? They’re currently on the backup drive, and we’re in the process of rebuilding the studio in a new room, so it’ll be a couple days before I can edit and release those.
Luke Alberton from an Axe To Grind and his friend Chris recorded an extra news episode after helping me clear everything out of the studio, which had to be abandoned when the foundation began to leak. We talk about that mini-flood, Google’s move to enforce safe image search, new news from the next Star Wars movie, and season 6 of Sons of Anarchy.
We round the episode out by reviewing the new Simcity. It’s an episode with a different tone and some lively conversation.
Sylvie, Stephanie and Andy return next week with our Time Travel episode.
In this episode I reinforce my goals for this year, setting expectations for Broadcast 8, 9, and I talk about what it took to responsibly step back and figure out when those can be expected. We also had a major incident in studio involving some water, so the computer we normally use for podcasting is not available. We recorded on a Mac Mini and use a Cloudkicker tune for the temporary entry theme.
Luke Alberton, from another podcast: An Axe To Grind, co-hosts this episode with me as we talk about my month off, a couple adventures, and what lies ahead.
Yesterday Crewcast Radio obtained permission to use the music of Amanda Palmer so we are pleased to present Want It Back, a track from her latest album: Theatre Is Evil.
The launch of an Axe to Grind: with Luke Alberton begins with his guest,Randolph Lalonde, author of the Spinward Fringe series, where we’ll be tackling a core issue that is sure to come up over the course of the podcast in the future, Censorship in art, and offensive humour.
This is our first real geek news episode, and it begins with a segment I (Randy) would like to call; “Leave It All In” or, “They Had No Idea I Was Rolling,” or something like that. For the first time in studio, Sylvie, Stephanie and Randy are joined by Andy, a time-travelling, kick-ass commenter who happens to be anchored in our time thanks to our limited technology.
We wanted to talk about time travel, but there was so much important news to share instead, so you get the play by play of an interesting month in excellent Geek Entertainment news and all the round table commentary that comes with it. Actually, our table is square, but since there’s no video for this, or any episode, I hope you won’t notice the difference. We also take a moment to talk about how our media is packaged these days: Are the super-pack DVD+Blu-Ray+Digital+Special Features discs and their variations worth it?
I (Randy), begin with an apology to Stephanie, and we launch into news topics ranging from Star Wars, Disneyland, Clerks 3, Kevin Smith, Game of Thrones, a quick look at Geek-worthy new releases in Blu-Ray/digital/DVD, and a couple other topics.
In this double episode, Stephanie, Sylvie and I take our first run at a discussion about women in contemporary North American fiction. I like to think that we did well in this episode discussing heroic women in fiction as well as a range of other related topics including prejudices and double standards.
This was originally going to be a split episode, but it became plain to me (Randy), that this episode had to stay in one piece because we get a little serious about things and we come to a conclusion that I think requires the proper context.
Ultimately, our discussion took a life of its own and went in an unexpected, but interesting direction. The topic was much larger than we could have contained in the time given, so I’m sure we’re going to revisit this topic in the future from a different angle.
Thank you so much for listening, please share your comments on this topic and our approach and / or conclusions. I’m begging here, we want to hear from you.