SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 221 – We Interview New York Times Best-Selling Author Michael Jan Friedman (Star Trek Novelist)

scifidiner221SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 221 – We Interview New York Times Best-Selling Author Michael Jan Friedman (Star Trek Novelist)

A Shore Leave 36 Interview

Please call the listener line at 1(260) 577-2428, Email us at scifidinerpodcast@gmail.com or visit us on Twitter @scifidiner. Facebook Fan Page.

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Michael Jan Friedman

Michael Jan Friedman's Personal WebsiteMichael Jan Friedman is the author of nearly 70 books of fiction and non-fiction, about half of them set somewhere in the wilds of the Star Trek universe.

In 1992 Friedman wrote Reunion, the first Star Trek: The Next Generation hardcover, which introduced the crew of the Stargazer, Captain Jean-Luc Picard’s first command. Over the years, the popularity of Reunion has spawned a number ofStargazer stories in both prose and comic book formats, including a six-novel original series.

Friedman has also written for the Aliens, Predator, Wolf Man, Lois and Clark, DC Super Hero, Marvel Super Hero, and Wishbonelicensed book universes. Eleven of his book titles, including the autobiography Hollywood Hulk Hogan and Ghost Hunting (written with SciFi’s Ghost Hunters), have appeared on the prestigious New York Times primary bestseller list, and his novel adaptation of the Batman & Robin movie was for a time the #1 bestselling book in Poland (really).

Friedman has worked at one time or another in network and cable television, radio, business magazines, and the comic book industry, in the process producing scripts for nearly 180 comic stories. Among his comic book credits is the Darkstars series from DC Comics, which he created with artist Larry Stroman, and the Outlaws limited series, which he created with artist Luke McDonnell. He also co-wrote the story for the acclaimed second-season Star Trek: Voyager episode “Resistance,” which guest-starred Joel Grey.

Currently, Friedman is working on a variety of projects, including a contemporary fantasy novel featuring characters and themes from mythology tentatively called Blood of the Gods, a young adult fantasy novel set in Renaissance times, the true story of an extraordinary Little League team in 1955, and an epic-scale science fiction adventure.

As always, he advises readers that no matter how many Friedmans they know, he is probably not related to any of them.

For more on Michael Jan Friedman and his fiction, visit his personal website, follow him on Twitter@FriedmanMJ, and like him on Facebook.

SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 220 – We Interview author Dale Bailey, Winner of the International Horror Guild Award and twice nominated for the Nebula Award.

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SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 220 – We Interview author Dale Bailey, Winner of the International Horror Guild Award and twice nominated for the Nebula Award. 

Please call the listener line at 1(260) 577-2428, Email us at scifidinerpodcast@gmail.com or visit us on Twitter @scifidiner. Facebook Fan Page.

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Tonight’s Diners: Scott

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The SciFi Diner Podcast

A 2012 Parsec Finalist

Dale Bailey

Dale Bailey lives in North Carolina with his family and has published three novels: The FallenHouse of Bones, and Sleeping Policemen (with Jack Slay Jr.). His short fiction, collected in The Resurrection Man’s Legacy and Other Stories, has won the International Horror Guild Award and has twice been nominated for the Nebula Award.

The following books are available from Open Road Media:

 

 

A West Virginia mining town hides a monstrous secret in this modern masterwork of skin-crawling horrorThey say you can’t go home again. Sometimes that advice should be heeded.Henry Sleep’s childhood memories of Saul’s Run are dark and jumbled images that terrify and confuse him in his all-too-frequent nightmares. When his mother’s horrible death and a bitter falling-out with his preacher father drove Henry from his West Virginia hometown almost ten years earlier, he knew he could never look back. But now the reverend Quincy Sleep is also dead, shockingly by his own hand, and the prodigal son must return to the tiny mining town where all of his most terrible secrets dwell.

And he will not be welcomed back with open arms. Not by Sheriff Harold Crawford, who hides a taste for dark things behind his lawman facade. Not by Emily, the girlfriend Henry left behind, now shackled to a dying mother. Not by his one-time best friend, Perry Holland, who feels nothing for him now but a raging, inexplicable hatred. But if Henry hopes ever to sleep again, he will stay in Saul’s Run until he solves the mystery of his father’s death . . . and forces himself to remember what he and Perry found stirring in the hills outside of town many years ago.

SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 219 – We Interview James Cawley, from Star Trek Phase 2, Along with two members of his team: Jaimie Sanchez and Dennis Hotson.

scifidiner219SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 219 – We Interview James Cawley,  from Star Trek Phase 2, Along with two members of his team: Jaimie Sanchez and Dennis Hotson.

Please call the listener line at 1(260) 577-2428,
Email us at scifidinerpodcast@gmail.com or visit us on Twitter @scifidiner. Facebook Fan Page.

And check out our YouTube channel.

We are apart of the Chronic Rift Network of podcasts.

Tonight’s Diners: Scott, Miles, and M.

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Join us as we have the pleasure to talk with James Cawley; founder and executive producer of  the independent fan film group; Star Trek Phase 2.  Along with two members of his team Jaimie Sanchez and Dennis Hotson we talk about Star Trek Phase 2, James Cawley’s very interesting day job some more Star Trek goodness.

SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 218 – Conversations: M Dissects Transformers 4; Getting Miles Through Season 6 of Doctor Who, How Marvel Spoiled Captain America; and More.

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SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 218 – Conversations: M Dissects Transformers 4; Getting Miles Through Season 6 of Doctor Who, How Marvel Spoiled Captain America; and More.

Please call the listener line at 1(260) 577-2428,
Email us at scifidinerpodcast@gmail.com or visit us on Twitter @scifidiner. Facebook Fan Page.

And check out our YouTube channel.

We are apart of the Chronic Rift Network of podcasts.

Tonight’s Diners: Scott, Miles, and M.

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The SciFi Diner Podcast

A 2012 Parsec Finalist

In this chat we hear from some of regular friends of the show, Jen M chats about the Long Island ComicCon, Colin H serves up his point of view on the Batman Superhero/Not a Superhero debate and Robert helps Scott and M convince Miles to hang on tight to the TARDIS door because it’s a great ride.  We chat about Defiance, Extent, Last Ship and along with some interesting TV we’ve got this summer.  A nod to our favorite Marvel Captain and listen to M transform at the mention of Michael Bay’s latest.

SciFi Rewind Ep. 217 – Firefly: Safe; Our Mrs. Reynolds; Out of Gas; Jaynestown

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SciFi Rewind Ep. 217 – Firefly: Safe; Our Mrs. Reynolds; Out of Gas; Jaynestown

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Tonight’s Diners: Scott, Miles, M., and Christopher Jones from Trek FM

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Welcome to the SciFi Rewind: Firefly

Firefly is an American space western drama television series created by writer and director Joss Whedon, under his Mutant Enemy Productions label. Whedon served as an executive producer, along with Tim Minear. The series is set in the year 2517, after the arrival of humans in a new star system, and follows the adventures of the renegade crew of Serenity, a “Firefly-class” spaceship. The ensemble cast portrays the nine characters who live on Serenity. Whedon pitched the show as “nine people looking into the blackness of space and seeing nine different things”.
The show explores the lives of a group of people who fought on the losing side of a civil war and others who now make a living on the outskirts of society, as part of the pioneer culture that exists on the fringes of their star system. In this future, the only two surviving superpowers, the United States and China, fused to form the central federal government, called the Alliance, resulting in the fusion of the two cultures. According to Whedon’s vision, “nothing will change in the future: technology will advance, but we will still have the same political, moral, and ethical problems as today”

Aug 13

SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 221 – We Interview New York Times Best-Selling Author Michael Jan Friedman (Star Trek Novelist)

scifidiner221SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 221 – We Interview New York Times Best-Selling Author Michael Jan Friedman (Star Trek Novelist)

A Shore Leave 36 Interview

Please call the listener line at 1(260) 577-2428, Email us at scifidinerpodcast@gmail.com or visit us on Twitter @scifidiner. Facebook Fan Page.

And check out our YouTube channel.

We are apart of the Chronic Rift Network of podcasts.

Tonight’s Diners: Scott

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The SciFi Diner Podcast

A 2012 Parsec Finalist

Michael Jan Friedman

Michael Jan Friedman's Personal WebsiteMichael Jan Friedman is the author of nearly 70 books of fiction and non-fiction, about half of them set somewhere in the wilds of the Star Trek universe.

In 1992 Friedman wrote Reunion, the first Star Trek: The Next Generation hardcover, which introduced the crew of the Stargazer, Captain Jean-Luc Picard’s first command. Over the years, the popularity of Reunion has spawned a number ofStargazer stories in both prose and comic book formats, including a six-novel original series.

Friedman has also written for the Aliens, Predator, Wolf Man, Lois and Clark, DC Super Hero, Marvel Super Hero, and Wishbonelicensed book universes. Eleven of his book titles, including the autobiography Hollywood Hulk Hogan and Ghost Hunting (written with SciFi’s Ghost Hunters), have appeared on the prestigious New York Times primary bestseller list, and his novel adaptation of the Batman & Robin movie was for a time the #1 bestselling book in Poland (really).

Friedman has worked at one time or another in network and cable television, radio, business magazines, and the comic book industry, in the process producing scripts for nearly 180 comic stories. Among his comic book credits is the Darkstars series from DC Comics, which he created with artist Larry Stroman, and the Outlaws limited series, which he created with artist Luke McDonnell. He also co-wrote the story for the acclaimed second-season Star Trek: Voyager episode “Resistance,” which guest-starred Joel Grey.

Currently, Friedman is working on a variety of projects, including a contemporary fantasy novel featuring characters and themes from mythology tentatively called Blood of the Gods, a young adult fantasy novel set in Renaissance times, the true story of an extraordinary Little League team in 1955, and an epic-scale science fiction adventure.

As always, he advises readers that no matter how many Friedmans they know, he is probably not related to any of them.

For more on Michael Jan Friedman and his fiction, visit his personal website, follow him on Twitter@FriedmanMJ, and like him on Facebook.

Aug 01

SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 220 – We Interview author Dale Bailey, Winner of the International Horror Guild Award and twice nominated for the Nebula Award.

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SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 220 – We Interview author Dale Bailey, Winner of the International Horror Guild Award and twice nominated for the Nebula Award. 

Please call the listener line at 1(260) 577-2428, Email us at scifidinerpodcast@gmail.com or visit us on Twitter @scifidiner. Facebook Fan Page.

And check out our YouTube channel.

We are apart of the Chronic Rift Network of podcasts.

Tonight’s Diners: Scott

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The SciFi Diner Podcast

A 2012 Parsec Finalist

Dale Bailey

Dale Bailey lives in North Carolina with his family and has published three novels: The FallenHouse of Bones, and Sleeping Policemen (with Jack Slay Jr.). His short fiction, collected in The Resurrection Man’s Legacy and Other Stories, has won the International Horror Guild Award and has twice been nominated for the Nebula Award.

The following books are available from Open Road Media:

 

 

A West Virginia mining town hides a monstrous secret in this modern masterwork of skin-crawling horrorThey say you can’t go home again. Sometimes that advice should be heeded.Henry Sleep’s childhood memories of Saul’s Run are dark and jumbled images that terrify and confuse him in his all-too-frequent nightmares. When his mother’s horrible death and a bitter falling-out with his preacher father drove Henry from his West Virginia hometown almost ten years earlier, he knew he could never look back. But now the reverend Quincy Sleep is also dead, shockingly by his own hand, and the prodigal son must return to the tiny mining town where all of his most terrible secrets dwell.

And he will not be welcomed back with open arms. Not by Sheriff Harold Crawford, who hides a taste for dark things behind his lawman facade. Not by Emily, the girlfriend Henry left behind, now shackled to a dying mother. Not by his one-time best friend, Perry Holland, who feels nothing for him now but a raging, inexplicable hatred. But if Henry hopes ever to sleep again, he will stay in Saul’s Run until he solves the mystery of his father’s death . . . and forces himself to remember what he and Perry found stirring in the hills outside of town many years ago.

Jul 29

SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 219 – We Interview James Cawley, from Star Trek Phase 2, Along with two members of his team: Jaimie Sanchez and Dennis Hotson.

scifidiner219SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 219 – We Interview James Cawley,  from Star Trek Phase 2, Along with two members of his team: Jaimie Sanchez and Dennis Hotson.

Please call the listener line at 1(260) 577-2428,
Email us at scifidinerpodcast@gmail.com or visit us on Twitter @scifidiner. Facebook Fan Page.

And check out our YouTube channel.

We are apart of the Chronic Rift Network of podcasts.

Tonight’s Diners: Scott, Miles, and M.

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The SciFi Diner Podcast

A 2012 Parsec Finalist

Join us as we have the pleasure to talk with James Cawley; founder and executive producer of  the independent fan film group; Star Trek Phase 2.  Along with two members of his team Jaimie Sanchez and Dennis Hotson we talk about Star Trek Phase 2, James Cawley’s very interesting day job some more Star Trek goodness.

Jul 25

SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 218 – Conversations: M Dissects Transformers 4; Getting Miles Through Season 6 of Doctor Who, How Marvel Spoiled Captain America; and More.

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SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 218 – Conversations: M Dissects Transformers 4; Getting Miles Through Season 6 of Doctor Who, How Marvel Spoiled Captain America; and More.

Please call the listener line at 1(260) 577-2428,
Email us at scifidinerpodcast@gmail.com or visit us on Twitter @scifidiner. Facebook Fan Page.

And check out our YouTube channel.

We are apart of the Chronic Rift Network of podcasts.

Tonight’s Diners: Scott, Miles, and M.

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The SciFi Diner Podcast

A 2012 Parsec Finalist

In this chat we hear from some of regular friends of the show, Jen M chats about the Long Island ComicCon, Colin H serves up his point of view on the Batman Superhero/Not a Superhero debate and Robert helps Scott and M convince Miles to hang on tight to the TARDIS door because it’s a great ride.  We chat about Defiance, Extent, Last Ship and along with some interesting TV we’ve got this summer.  A nod to our favorite Marvel Captain and listen to M transform at the mention of Michael Bay’s latest.

Jul 22

SciFi Rewind Ep. 217 – Firefly: Safe; Our Mrs. Reynolds; Out of Gas; Jaynestown

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SciFi Rewind Ep. 217 – Firefly: Safe; Our Mrs. Reynolds; Out of Gas; Jaynestown

Please call the listener line at 1(260) 577-2428,
Email us at scifidinerpodcast@gmail.com or visit us on Twitter @scifidiner. Facebook Fan Page.

And check out our YouTube channel.

We are apart of the Chronic Rift Network of podcasts.

Tonight’s Diners: Scott, Miles, M., and Christopher Jones from Trek FM

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The SciFi Diner Podcast

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Welcome to the SciFi Rewind: Firefly

Firefly is an American space western drama television series created by writer and director Joss Whedon, under his Mutant Enemy Productions label. Whedon served as an executive producer, along with Tim Minear. The series is set in the year 2517, after the arrival of humans in a new star system, and follows the adventures of the renegade crew of Serenity, a “Firefly-class” spaceship. The ensemble cast portrays the nine characters who live on Serenity. Whedon pitched the show as “nine people looking into the blackness of space and seeing nine different things”.
The show explores the lives of a group of people who fought on the losing side of a civil war and others who now make a living on the outskirts of society, as part of the pioneer culture that exists on the fringes of their star system. In this future, the only two surviving superpowers, the United States and China, fused to form the central federal government, called the Alliance, resulting in the fusion of the two cultures. According to Whedon’s vision, “nothing will change in the future: technology will advance, but we will still have the same political, moral, and ethical problems as today”

Jul 18

SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 216 – A Guardians of the Galaxy Sneak Peek

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SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 216 – A Guardians of the Galaxy Sneak Peek

Welcome to the Diner.

Join the Conversation: (260) 577-2428

Your Hosts: Scott, Miles, and M

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Trivia:

Luke Skywalker’s uncle Owen has just purchased two droids, R2-D2 and C-3PO. Luke has been assigned to clean and maintain them. In the process of working on R2-D2, Luke discovers that his ‘little friend’ is carrying a secret message, delivered by a beautiful holographic woman. When Luke asks C-3PO if he recognizes this woman, does C-3PO specifically identify her?

 

Guardians of the Galaxy is an upcoming American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is intended to be the tenth installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film is directed by James Gunn, who wrote the screenplay with Nicole Perlman, and features an ensemble cast including Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, and Benicio del Toro. In Guardians of the Galaxy, Peter Quill forms an uneasy alliance with a group of extraterrestrial misfits who are on the run after stealing a coveted orb.

Producer Kevin Feige first publicly mentioned Guardians of the Galaxy as a potential film in 2010, and Marvel Studios announced that the film was in active development at the San Diego Comic-Con International in July 2012. Gunn was hired to write and direct the film that September. In February 2013, Pratt was hired to play Peter Quill / Star-Lord, and the supporting cast was filled out over the next several months. Filming began in July 2013 at Shepperton Studios, England with filming continuing in London before wrapping up in October 2013. Post-production completed on July 7, 2014. The film is scheduled to be released on August 1, 2014 in the United States, and will be released in 3D and IMAX 3D.

Jul 14

SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 215 – Is Batman a Superhero?

 

scifidiner215SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 215 – Is Batman a Superhero?

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Your Hosts: Scott, Miles, Jim Arrowood, Jim Beard, and John S. Drew

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Trivia:

Luke Skywalker’s uncle Owen has just purchased two droids, R2-D2 and C-3PO. Luke has been assigned to clean and maintain them. In the process of working on R2-D2, Luke discovers that his ‘little friend’ is carrying a secret message, delivered by a beautiful holographic woman. When Luke asks C-3PO if he recognizes this woman, does C-3PO specifically identify her?

Is Batman a Superhero?

Join this roundtable discussion as we discuss whether the Caped Crusader belongs among the legion of Super Heroes.

Guest Panelists:

Jim Beard

A native Toledoan, Jim Beard was introduced to comic books at an early age by his father, who passed on to him a love for the medium and the pulp characters who preceded it. After decades of reading, collecting and dissecting comics, Jim became a published writer when he sold a story to DC Comics in 2002. Since that time he’s written official Star Wars and Ghostbusters comic stories and contributed articles and essays to several volumes of comic book history.

His work includes GOTHAM CITY 14 MILES, a book of essays on the 1966 Batman TV series, SGT. JANUS, SPIRIT-BREAKER, a collection of pulp ghost stories featuring an Edwardian occult detective, a giant monster anthology called MONSTER EARTH, and CAPTAIN ACTION: RIDDLE OF THE GLOWING MEN, the first pulp prose novel based on the classic 1960s action figure.

Currently, Jim provides regular content for Marvel.com, the official Marvel Comics website, is a regular columnist for Toledo Free Press and has forthcoming comic and prose work from Bluewater, TwoMorrows, Airship 27 and Pro Se.

Please visit him at http://sgtjanus.blogspot.com and on Facebook at http://facebook.com/thebeardjimbeard

John S. Drew: The God-Father of the SciFi Diner Podcast, John helms the long running Chromic Rift podcast and network.  He also runs the the Batcave Podcast and the Cyborgs: A Bionic Podcast.

Jim Arrowood:  Hosts the Dune Saga Podcast and the Babylon Project Podcast.

 

Jul 09

SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 214 – Our Interview with Simon R. Green, the New York Times–bestselling author of Blue Moon Rising, Beyond the Blue Moon, the Adventures of Hawk & Fisher, the Novels of the Nightside, the Secret Histories Novels, and the Ghost Finders Novels

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SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 214 - Our Interview with Simon R. Green, the New York Times–bestselling author of Blue Moon RisingBeyond the Blue Moon, the Adventures of Hawk & Fisher, the Novels of the Nightside, the Secret Histories Novels, and the Ghost Finders Novels

Welcome to the Diner.

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If you have listened to the show for sometime, we would love to have you leave feedback on iTunes. We know not all of you use iTunes, but for those that do, it helps us become more visible. If you don’t use iTunes, your feedback is still valuable. Visit our webpage at http://scifidinerpodcast.com and leave a comment on the show notes or email us at scifidinerpodcast@gmail.com We want to know what you are thinking about what we are saying and what shows you are watching.

You Can Download The Episode Here.

 

Trivia:

Luke Skywalker’s uncle Owen has just purchased two droids, R2-D2 and C-3PO. Luke has been assigned to clean and maintain them. In the process of working on R2-D2, Luke discovers that his ‘little friend’ is carrying a secret message, delivered by a beautiful holographic woman. When Luke asks C-3PO if he recognizes this woman, does C-3PO specifically identify her?

Simon R. Green is the New York Times–bestselling author of Blue Moon RisingBeyond the Blue Moon, the Adventures of Hawk & Fisher, the Novels of the Nightside, the Secret Histories Novels, and the Ghost Finders Novels. He is a resident of Bradford-on-Avon in England.

  • “[In] a Simon R. Green book, everything is larger than life—the heroes extremely heroic, the villains astonishingly villainous, the choices between good and evil very clear-cut. Still, if the ultimate outcome is never really in doubt, there’s plenty of entertainment in the journey, and the engagingly-drawn characters.”—SFF.net
  • “If they’re making fantasy adventure much better than this, I don’t know about it.”—Science Fiction Chronicle on Beyond the Blue Moon

 

Jul 06

SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 213 – Michael Schilling on Why You Should Take Shore Leave at Shore Leave 36

 

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SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 213 – Michael Schilling on Why
You Should Take Shore Leave at Shore Leave 36

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You Can Download The Episode Here.

 

Trivia:

Luke Skywalker’s uncle Owen has just purchased two droids, R2-D2 and C-3PO. Luke has been assigned to clean and maintain them. In the process of working on R2-D2, Luke discovers that his ‘little friend’ is carrying a secret message, delivered by a beautiful holographic woman. When Luke asks C-3PO if he recognizes this woman, does C-3PO specifically identify her?

 

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Shore Leave 36

Shore Leave 36 will take place this year August 1-3, and will include many fomous guests and notable authors. “Shore Leave is one of the oldest and largest all-Volunteer sci-fi conventions in the U.S. [It] celebrates the best in science fiction and fantasy, past and present.” Trek guest stars this year include Star Trek: Voyager‘s Robert Picardo and Michael Welch (Star Trek: Insurrection). Leonard Nimoy will be making a guest appearance via Skype. The eighty-three-year-old Nimoy is only doing convention appearances via Skype now, and his Skype appearance at Away Mission in Tampa earlier this year was very well received by attendees.

Other media guest stars include Richard Dean Anderson (MacGyver, Stargate SG-1), Teryl Rothery (Stargate, Caprica), Eve Myles (Torchwood, Dr. Who), Silas Weir Mitchell (Grimm, 24), and Star Trek Seekers Cover Artist Rob Caswell.

For fans of Star Trek literature, Shore Leave is the place to be. This year’s list of author guests includes: Kevin Dilmore, Michael Jan Friedman, Dave Galanter, Robert Greenberger, Glenn Hauman, Jim Johnson, Jeffrey Lang, William Leisner, David Mack, Steven H Wilson, Marco Palmieri, Aaron Rosenberg, Melissa Scott, Kevin G Summers, Dayton Ward, Howard Weinstein, and Richard C White. Fans can get their books autographed in the Meet the Pros event.

There will also be science guests at Shore Leave 36, and entertainers including The Boogie Knights, and Luna-C. Other Shore Leave 36 events include an afternoon tea, Ten-Forward Dance, Masquerade/Talent Show, Gaming Room, Blood Drive, Art Show, Science Programming, stargazing, and various workshops. There is also programming for children and teenagers.

The Sixth Annual Texas Hold-em Poker Tournament will also take place during Shore Leave 36. This event raises funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and is held in honor of the late Robbie Greenberger, son of Trek Author Robert Greenberger. The poker tournament will be held Saturday night, immediately after the masquerade. This tournament is played for chips only, and winners of the tournament will be awarded certificates. The Sixth Annual Texas Hold-em Poker Tournament is for a good cause and participants will have fun competing against one another.

The Tardis Photo Booth will be making its appearance at Shore Leave 36. “The Tardis Photo Booth is a scale replica of a 1960′s era Police Public Call Box, the iconic time-traveling vehicle used by The Doctor in the Doctor Who series. This fairly accurate representation of the T.A.R.D.I.S. provides an opportunity for fans of the show to be photographed with it. “Along with the box, there’s a full scale, operator-driven Dalek, built to the scale of the Daleks used for the first three Doctors. At times, ‘Derek,’ as it is known, will travel around, interacting with convention members and posing for pictures. Finally, there is also a full-scale talking K-9, introduced by the 4th Doctor. The Tardis attendants appear in costume, covering Doctors three, four, ten and eleven, along with Amy Pond, The Master, and more.”

Shore Leave 36 will take place at the Hunt Valley Inn, in Hunt Valley, Maryland, from August 1-3. You can find out more and pre-register by going here.

Jun 30

SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 212 – Han Solo: The Bane of Star Wars VII

 

scifidiner212SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 212 – Han Solo: The Bane of Star Wars VII

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You Can Download The Episode Here.

 

Trivia:

Luke Skywalker’s uncle Owen has just purchased two droids, R2-D2 and C-3PO. Luke has been assigned to clean and maintain them. In the process of working on R2-D2, Luke discovers that his ‘little friend’ is carrying a secret message, delivered by a beautiful holographic woman. When Luke asks C-3PO if he recognizes this woman, does C-3PO specifically identify her?

News: The Doctor Returns: Doctor will return to a familiar setting in the Who season 8 finale Can you believe it? Peter Capaldi is nearly done filming his very first year as the Doctor. Exciting! And, to finish off, he’s returning to a scene where his previous two incarnations visited not so very long ago — the National Museum of Cardiff. Doctor Who has filmed in that space a few times, including “Planet of the Dead” and “The Big Bang,” but it was used recently visited in the 50th Anniversary episode, “Day of the Doctor.” The reason that’s so notable, is because a prop was seen on set that seems decidedly Gallifreyan. Yes, what seems to be a grave marker that reads, “Rest in Peace. We Promise.” Well, if you promise, inanimate object, then it must be true. But probably not. Of course, the Gallifreyan symbol is what makes the prop so interesting. Who is that memorial stone for? The Master? All of Gallifrey? Or, indeed, the Doctor, himself? And, considering the fact that the last time we were at the Cardiff Museum, there was a very special guest appearance from a classic Doctor, we can’t help but wonder — is Tom Baker set to make a return? Speculate away!

News: Will Harrison Ford’s injury affect Star Wars 7? All you “Star Wars” nerds, take a deep breath. There’s no need for your brains to go all Death Star. UK website Jedi News reports Harrison Ford’s injury is worse than initially reported, and he could be away from the set of “Star Wars: Episode VII” for six months. Or possibly longer. Breathe … inhalers … come on, now … “Star Wars” fan sites are reporting there was an emergency meeting Monday morning at London’s Pinewood Studios, now that estimates say Ford will be away longer than estimated, recovering from the broken leg he suffered when one of the hydraulic doors on the Millennium Falcon fell on him.

Among the options reportedly discussed were temporarily ceasing production, re-writing the script to accommodate Ford’s recovery, or … (breathe) writing Ford out of the script entirely. Excuse me a second (begins sobbing, feverishly tears apart room, looking for inhaler). While we all keep breathing, remember that this is only a rumor and no one from LucasFilm, Disney or director J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot production company has commented. But even if part of these reports are true, it doesn’t bode well for the film’s planned December 2015 release. As U.K. pop culture site Metro reports, Ford was considered the lead actor in the movie, with Han Solo supposedly being a big part of the plot. Hey, I have an idea. Tom Selleck was almost Indiana Jones. Why doesn’t someone call and see what he’s up to?

Trek News: Nestle foods is trying to make a real-life, Star Trek-style food replicator What better way to make sure we’re all perfectly healthy, be it on a starship or right here on Earth, than to create a machine that figures out exactly what we need, then let it make the food to fill it. Welcome to the future. Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences (NIHS) has kicked off research and development on project “Iron Man,” which will investigate how essential nutrients affect the body, brain and gastrointestinal functions. They’ve already added 100 new scientists for the initiative. The goal? To develop a device to scan our nutrient needs, then design food around those needs, not unlike the replicators/previous models for food production featured in the various Star Trek series. In an interview with Bloomberg, NIHS director Ed Baetge said these proposed foods would be more effective at treating vitamin and nutrient deficiency than the supplements we currently use. According to Baetge, the goal would be for these devices to pop up in kitchens across the world over the next few decades, eventually becoming as ubiquitous as all our other creature comforts: “Out comes your food at the press of a button. If we do this right, it can be the next microwave in your kitchen.” This is a fascinating concept, and the applications are positively endless. Not only could this thing be a huge boon to health right here at home — with people finally having the access and knowledge to consume the exact items needed for optimal health — but, looking toward the future, you could pop one of these devices on a future Enterprise and keep your space explorers nice and healthy as they explore the stars. But the big questions — can it make a good cup of Earl Grey tea? How’s the ice cream? Can I get a martini?

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