Remembering Leonard Nimoy

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Last Friday we lost one of the greats in sci fi.  Not just a loss to sci fi, but also a great human being.   It’s going to be hard to say something profound that hasn’t already been said already in memorial to Leonard Nimoy.  However, we at the SciFi Diner Podcast wish to add our sentiment and honor somebody we lost who gave so much.  Also our thoughts and prayers  go out to Mr. Nimoy’s family.  I never had the opportunity to meet Mr. Nimoy in person. However,  as a child I enjoyed and was mesmerized by Nimoy’s portrayal of Spock that continued as an adult as Star Trek found new success on the big screen.

Leonard Nimoy will best be remembered for playing one of the greatest characters in sci fi of all time in Star Trek. As Ronald D. Moore has said about Leonard Nimoy “Few can claim to have created a truly original character that will stand the test of time. Leonard Nimoy was such a man.”

He also said this too.  “Through Spock, Leonard showed us that things like compassion, mercy, dignity, wit and friendship were actually logical.” So for me, this is why Spock will be one of the greatest characters in science fiction.”

Yet ,  we were blessed to see Nimoy’s talents in other characters in the sci fi world.   He shared his voice talents in two Transformers movies, voicing Galvatron in the 1986 release and a few years back voicing Sentinel Prime in the 2011 release of Transformers: Dark of the Moon.   Fringe fans will recognize Nimoy’s portrayal of William Bell.

Star Trek fans got to see Nimoy gladly pass the torch to Zachary Quinto in the new Star Trek movies directed by JJ Abrams.   Some have said that Nimoy was wasted in Into Darkness, but  I was happy to see him again if only briefly to help his younger counterpart deal with Khan.   He was there just enough contribute, but not too long to upstage or overshadow this new re imagined crew of the Enterprise.

There’s so much more that can be said about our dearly departed Leonard Nimoy.   However, I’ll just end it with my last memory of him.  About two years ago,  Nimoy retired from conventions.  His last one was an emotional farewell from him to his fans.  Later when we found out about his health problems we understood why he had to take the step back he was taking.  Yet through the marvels of modern technology I was privileged to see him through SKYPE conference at the Shoreleave Convention last year.  I’m sad to say I didn’t get a chance to ask him a question. However,  I was delighted to see  Leonard Nimoy having a good time, probably answering questions he had answered many, many  times before. Laughing and joking with the fans.  Giving heartfelt encouragement to somebody who said they were trying to quit smoking and then when the time was up, he gave us  his traditional greeting and goodbye, with “Live long and Prosper”,  I knew I had to witnessed something special.   Even though he was thousands of miles away, it felt like he was in the room with us.  For that I’ll be forever grateful for that experience.

Here’s a quote from Spock from the animated series episode; Yesteryear.  “Every life comes to an end when time demands it. Loss of life is to be mourned, but only if the life was wasted.”

For me,  Leonard Nimoy’s life was not wasted.  Yet I find myself still mourning.  He lived long and prospered and we are blessed because of that.

Miles

The SciFi Diner Podcast

 

SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 243 – Our Interview with Colin Ferguson (Sheriff Jack Carter from Eureka) at Farpoint

scifidiner243SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 243 – Our Interview with Colin Ferguson (Sheriff Jack Carter from Eureka) and Jay Smith from H.G. World, The Goonies, and Hidden Harbor Mysteries at Farpoint Con

A Farpoint Con Interview

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A 2012 Parsec Finalist

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In this episode, we talk about Padme moments.  We need you, our listeners, to send us yours.  Listen to the episode to find out more.

Colin Ferguson


IMG_9195Colin Ferguson
(born July 22, 1972) is a Canadian film and television actor, director, and producer, best known as Sheriff Jack Carter on Syfy’s Eureka and as Lewis on Then Came You, and his role as the latest Maytag Repairman. He can currently be seen on Haven and The Vampire Diaries.

Early life

He was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, and is a graduate of Appleby College and McGill University. Since he was born and raised around Montreal which predominantly speaks French, he is bilingual speaking both French and English. Although he was born in Canada and therefore a Canadian citizen, he is also a citizen of the United Kingdom, and recently became a naturalized citizen of the United States.

Career

IMG_9188On September 5, 2011, he appeared on the podcast Disasterpiece Theatre to discuss what Eureka might have looked like if it had been directed by Michael Bay. In January 2014, Ferguson became the newest “Maytag Repairman”.

Ferguson is a Montreal Canadiens fan, and he contributes to NHL.com as a celebrity blogger.

Jay Smith

Jay Smith is the creator and executive producer for the Parsec Award-winning audio drama series HG World. Since 2009, Jay and his company of players and producers have been telling the story of survivors in the middle of a global zombie uprising. Now in its third season, this “satellite” production has featured dozens of actors across four continents making it a production truly on a global scale. Since its debut, episodes of HG World and its spin-off series, the Parsec finalist The Diary of Jill Woodbine and The Googies have been downloaded close to a million times.

11004206_869287733112509_1523049191_nHidden Harbor Mysteries is a pulp era adventure with a stellar cast of voices produced by award-winning producer Bryan Lincoln. Check it out at www.hiddenharbormysteries.com

Jay’s books include the gamer-geek satire Rise of the Monkey Lord, Blue Collar Gods, Seven ‘til Sunrise, The Diary of Jill Woodbine, HG World: The Audio Scripts, and Hidden Harbor Mysteries: Anatomy of A Modern Audio Drama Series.

Jay holds a BA in Creative Writing and is working on his Master of Fine Arts from Seton Hill University’s innovative Writing Popular Fiction program. He attends and speaks at various science fiction and literary conventions about podcasting, writing, audio drama, and zombies.

SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 242 – Our Interview with Eddie McClintock from Warehouse 13

scifidiner242SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 242 – Our Interview with Eddie McClintock from Warehouse 13

A New York Comicon Interview

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Eddie McClintock

McClintock was born in North Canton, Ohio, the son of Theodore “Ted” McClintock. He married Lynn Sanchez in 2005, and they have two sons, Jack and Max. McClintock graduated with a degree in communications from Wright State University in Dayton and also studied design in college. In 2007, he designed the album artwork for “V is for Vagina” and currently sells some of his artwork on his personal website. A wrestler and later a production assistant, he subsequently took up acting and was nearly 30 before he appeared in major roles.

Career

To date, McClintock has appeared in ten pilots, starred in five network series, worked on several TV movies, and made well over 45 guest appearanceson more than 25 different shows. He was a cast member on the television sitcom Stark Raving Mad from 1999 to 2000 with Tony Shalhoub and Neil Patrick Harris, which won the People’s Choice Award  but later was cancelled. In 2006, he appeared on Desperate Housewives as Frank, the father of Gabrielle and Carlos’ adoptive baby. He appeared as Special Agent Tim Sullivan in four episodes of Bones in 2007. He has also guest-starred on Sex and the City, My Boys, Felicity, Friends, Ned and Stacey, Less than Perfect, Better off Ted, The King of Queens and other less-successful television shows like B.S. (Boarding School), A.U.S.A., Crumbs with Fred Savage, and Say Uncle with Teri Hatcher and Ken Olin. He is best known for his role in Syfy’s Warehouse 13.

BuddyTV ranked him number eight-two on its list of “TV’s Sexiest Men of 2011″.

SciFi Diner Conversations Ep. 241 – The Capaldi Conundrum

scifidiner241SciFi Diner Conversations Ep. 241  – The Capaldi Conundrum

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A 2012 Parsec Finalist

Much of the conversation in tonight’s show revolves around the what we thought of Peter Capaldi in the role of Doctor Who this past season. We also discuss Arrow and The Flash as being two of our favorite shows. 

We pose a question for you listeners: If you could date any SciFi Alien, who or what would it be?  We’ll discuss this on some future show. 8^)

 

SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 240 – The History and Appeal of Science Fiction Conventions

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SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 240 – The History and Appeal of Science Fiction Conventions

An Interview with Sharon VanBlarcom, Steve Wilson, and Renee Wilson

The Farpoint Con


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A 2012 Parsec Finalist

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Welcome to the Diner.

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.

 Tonight:

Tonight we chat with Sharon VanBlarcom, Steve Wilson, and Renee Wilson about this year’s Farpoint Con as well as delve into the history on Con going.  We discuss what initial conventions were like and delve into things like Bronie Con and Hello Kitty Con.  Stay tune at the end for a song about Bonies sung by John DeLancie.

From Farpoint’s site: FARPOINT is an annual gathering for fans of all genres of imaginative fiction – Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, SuperHeroes – in all the media formats in which they might appear – Cinematic Movies, Television, Direct to DVD , Books on Tape, Podcasts, Web Video – you name it, we want to celebrate it!

The con was established in 1993, by a committee led by Bev Volker and Steve Wilson.

Our focus is on Fandom, and all the wonderful, creative people who comprise it. Our mission is to encourage, to educate, to enable. So, while we certainly bring in some exciting professionals from the industries which bring imagination into the mainstream, our real goal is to give you the opportunity to meet others like yourself, to forge friendships, and to develop your own creative gifts.

Please visit their site for more information.

Mar 01

Remembering Leonard Nimoy

spock

Last Friday we lost one of the greats in sci fi.  Not just a loss to sci fi, but also a great human being.   It’s going to be hard to say something profound that hasn’t already been said already in memorial to Leonard Nimoy.  However, we at the SciFi Diner Podcast wish to add our sentiment and honor somebody we lost who gave so much.  Also our thoughts and prayers  go out to Mr. Nimoy’s family.  I never had the opportunity to meet Mr. Nimoy in person. However,  as a child I enjoyed and was mesmerized by Nimoy’s portrayal of Spock that continued as an adult as Star Trek found new success on the big screen.

Leonard Nimoy will best be remembered for playing one of the greatest characters in sci fi of all time in Star Trek. As Ronald D. Moore has said about Leonard Nimoy “Few can claim to have created a truly original character that will stand the test of time. Leonard Nimoy was such a man.”

He also said this too.  “Through Spock, Leonard showed us that things like compassion, mercy, dignity, wit and friendship were actually logical.” So for me, this is why Spock will be one of the greatest characters in science fiction.”

Yet ,  we were blessed to see Nimoy’s talents in other characters in the sci fi world.   He shared his voice talents in two Transformers movies, voicing Galvatron in the 1986 release and a few years back voicing Sentinel Prime in the 2011 release of Transformers: Dark of the Moon.   Fringe fans will recognize Nimoy’s portrayal of William Bell.

Star Trek fans got to see Nimoy gladly pass the torch to Zachary Quinto in the new Star Trek movies directed by JJ Abrams.   Some have said that Nimoy was wasted in Into Darkness, but  I was happy to see him again if only briefly to help his younger counterpart deal with Khan.   He was there just enough contribute, but not too long to upstage or overshadow this new re imagined crew of the Enterprise.

There’s so much more that can be said about our dearly departed Leonard Nimoy.   However, I’ll just end it with my last memory of him.  About two years ago,  Nimoy retired from conventions.  His last one was an emotional farewell from him to his fans.  Later when we found out about his health problems we understood why he had to take the step back he was taking.  Yet through the marvels of modern technology I was privileged to see him through SKYPE conference at the Shoreleave Convention last year.  I’m sad to say I didn’t get a chance to ask him a question. However,  I was delighted to see  Leonard Nimoy having a good time, probably answering questions he had answered many, many  times before. Laughing and joking with the fans.  Giving heartfelt encouragement to somebody who said they were trying to quit smoking and then when the time was up, he gave us  his traditional greeting and goodbye, with “Live long and Prosper”,  I knew I had to witnessed something special.   Even though he was thousands of miles away, it felt like he was in the room with us.  For that I’ll be forever grateful for that experience.

Here’s a quote from Spock from the animated series episode; Yesteryear.  “Every life comes to an end when time demands it. Loss of life is to be mourned, but only if the life was wasted.”

For me,  Leonard Nimoy’s life was not wasted.  Yet I find myself still mourning.  He lived long and prospered and we are blessed because of that.

Miles

The SciFi Diner Podcast

 

Feb 23

SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 243 – Our Interview with Colin Ferguson (Sheriff Jack Carter from Eureka) at Farpoint

scifidiner243SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 243 – Our Interview with Colin Ferguson (Sheriff Jack Carter from Eureka) and Jay Smith from H.G. World, The Goonies, and Hidden Harbor Mysteries at Farpoint Con

A Farpoint Con Interview

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A 2012 Parsec Finalist

Question for Listeners:

In this episode, we talk about Padme moments.  We need you, our listeners, to send us yours.  Listen to the episode to find out more.

Colin Ferguson


IMG_9195Colin Ferguson
(born July 22, 1972) is a Canadian film and television actor, director, and producer, best known as Sheriff Jack Carter on Syfy’s Eureka and as Lewis on Then Came You, and his role as the latest Maytag Repairman. He can currently be seen on Haven and The Vampire Diaries.

Early life

He was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, and is a graduate of Appleby College and McGill University. Since he was born and raised around Montreal which predominantly speaks French, he is bilingual speaking both French and English. Although he was born in Canada and therefore a Canadian citizen, he is also a citizen of the United Kingdom, and recently became a naturalized citizen of the United States.

Career

IMG_9188On September 5, 2011, he appeared on the podcast Disasterpiece Theatre to discuss what Eureka might have looked like if it had been directed by Michael Bay. In January 2014, Ferguson became the newest “Maytag Repairman”.

Ferguson is a Montreal Canadiens fan, and he contributes to NHL.com as a celebrity blogger.

Jay Smith

Jay Smith is the creator and executive producer for the Parsec Award-winning audio drama series HG World. Since 2009, Jay and his company of players and producers have been telling the story of survivors in the middle of a global zombie uprising. Now in its third season, this “satellite” production has featured dozens of actors across four continents making it a production truly on a global scale. Since its debut, episodes of HG World and its spin-off series, the Parsec finalist The Diary of Jill Woodbine and The Googies have been downloaded close to a million times.

11004206_869287733112509_1523049191_nHidden Harbor Mysteries is a pulp era adventure with a stellar cast of voices produced by award-winning producer Bryan Lincoln. Check it out at www.hiddenharbormysteries.com

Jay’s books include the gamer-geek satire Rise of the Monkey Lord, Blue Collar Gods, Seven ‘til Sunrise, The Diary of Jill Woodbine, HG World: The Audio Scripts, and Hidden Harbor Mysteries: Anatomy of A Modern Audio Drama Series.

Jay holds a BA in Creative Writing and is working on his Master of Fine Arts from Seton Hill University’s innovative Writing Popular Fiction program. He attends and speaks at various science fiction and literary conventions about podcasting, writing, audio drama, and zombies.

Jan 28

SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 242 – Our Interview with Eddie McClintock from Warehouse 13

scifidiner242SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 242 – Our Interview with Eddie McClintock from Warehouse 13

A New York Comicon Interview

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A 2012 Parsec Finalist

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In this episode, we talk about Padme moments.  We need you, our listeners, to send us yours.  Listen to the episode to find out more.

Eddie McClintock

McClintock was born in North Canton, Ohio, the son of Theodore “Ted” McClintock. He married Lynn Sanchez in 2005, and they have two sons, Jack and Max. McClintock graduated with a degree in communications from Wright State University in Dayton and also studied design in college. In 2007, he designed the album artwork for “V is for Vagina” and currently sells some of his artwork on his personal website. A wrestler and later a production assistant, he subsequently took up acting and was nearly 30 before he appeared in major roles.

Career

To date, McClintock has appeared in ten pilots, starred in five network series, worked on several TV movies, and made well over 45 guest appearanceson more than 25 different shows. He was a cast member on the television sitcom Stark Raving Mad from 1999 to 2000 with Tony Shalhoub and Neil Patrick Harris, which won the People’s Choice Award  but later was cancelled. In 2006, he appeared on Desperate Housewives as Frank, the father of Gabrielle and Carlos’ adoptive baby. He appeared as Special Agent Tim Sullivan in four episodes of Bones in 2007. He has also guest-starred on Sex and the City, My Boys, Felicity, Friends, Ned and Stacey, Less than Perfect, Better off Ted, The King of Queens and other less-successful television shows like B.S. (Boarding School), A.U.S.A., Crumbs with Fred Savage, and Say Uncle with Teri Hatcher and Ken Olin. He is best known for his role in Syfy’s Warehouse 13.

BuddyTV ranked him number eight-two on its list of “TV’s Sexiest Men of 2011″.

Jan 22

SciFi Diner Conversations Ep. 241 – The Capaldi Conundrum

scifidiner241SciFi Diner Conversations Ep. 241  – The Capaldi Conundrum

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A 2012 Parsec Finalist

Much of the conversation in tonight’s show revolves around the what we thought of Peter Capaldi in the role of Doctor Who this past season. We also discuss Arrow and The Flash as being two of our favorite shows. 

We pose a question for you listeners: If you could date any SciFi Alien, who or what would it be?  We’ll discuss this on some future show. 8^)

 

Jan 16

SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 240 – The History and Appeal of Science Fiction Conventions

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SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 240 – The History and Appeal of Science Fiction Conventions

An Interview with Sharon VanBlarcom, Steve Wilson, and Renee Wilson

The Farpoint Con


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The SciFi Diner Podcast

A 2012 Parsec Finalist

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Welcome to the Diner.

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.

 Tonight:

Tonight we chat with Sharon VanBlarcom, Steve Wilson, and Renee Wilson about this year’s Farpoint Con as well as delve into the history on Con going.  We discuss what initial conventions were like and delve into things like Bronie Con and Hello Kitty Con.  Stay tune at the end for a song about Bonies sung by John DeLancie.

From Farpoint’s site: FARPOINT is an annual gathering for fans of all genres of imaginative fiction – Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, SuperHeroes – in all the media formats in which they might appear – Cinematic Movies, Television, Direct to DVD , Books on Tape, Podcasts, Web Video – you name it, we want to celebrate it!

The con was established in 1993, by a committee led by Bev Volker and Steve Wilson.

Our focus is on Fandom, and all the wonderful, creative people who comprise it. Our mission is to encourage, to educate, to enable. So, while we certainly bring in some exciting professionals from the industries which bring imagination into the mainstream, our real goal is to give you the opportunity to meet others like yourself, to forge friendships, and to develop your own creative gifts.

Please visit their site for more information.

Dec 05

SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 239 – Our Holiday Gets More Special With Fraize from Thinkgeek.com

240SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 239 – Our Holiday Gets More Special With Fraize from Thinkgeek.com

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Merry Christmas

The SciFi Diner Podcast wishes you and yours a Happy holiday. On this podcast, Fraize joins us from Thinkgeek.com and we talk about what is on our Christmas lists year.   Who on the SciFi Diner has made the good list or the naughty list this year?  You can e-mail us at scifidinerpodcast.com to let us know.

Nov 20

SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 238 – Our Interview with Teryl Rothery (Dr. Janet Fraiser on Stargate SG-1 and Grace Sherman on Cedar Cove)

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SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 238 – Our Interview with Teryl Rothery
(Dr. Janet Fraiser on Stargate SG-1 and Grace Sherman on Cedar Cove)

A Shore Leave 36 Interview

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Teryl Rothery

Teryl Rothery (born November 9, 1962) is a Canadian actress. She is best known for her role as Dr. Janet Fraiser on Stargate SG-1.

Rothery first became interested in a performing career when she danced in the musical, Bye Bye Birdie, at the age of thirteen.

Rothery knew that she belonged in front of the camera when she played in the CBC halloween special, Boo, at the age of eighteen. In her teens, being a talented dancer, singer and musician, she was a performer on a North Vancouver-shot TV variety show starring Tom Jones. She is best known for her starring role of Dr. Janet Fraiser on Stargate SG-1, which she played from the show’s beginning in 1997 through 2004 (and again as a guest appearance in 2006).

Rothery has appeared in many other sci-fi series, including The X-Files; The Outer Limits; First Wave; Stargate SG-1; Jeremiah; M.A.N.T.I.S.; Kyle XY; Eureka and many others. She played a small role in the Babylon 5 direct-to-DVD movie, Voices in the Dark, as ISN Reporter, Ms. Chambers. She played Lenore Molee in the 1994 TV movie, For the Love of Nancy; and has also done voice acting work. In 2010, she was on the Battlestar Galactica prequel, Caprica, as Evelyn (the mother of Battlestar Galactica’s Admiral William Adama). Her most recent work has been her role in A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner!, where she plays Mrs. Turner (Timmy Turner’s mom). The movie premiered July 9, 2011, at 8 pm (ET/PT), on Nickelodeon. This was followed by A Fairly Odd Christmas on November 29, 2012.

Most recently, Rothery has been acting in theater in her native Vancouver — appearing in Kiss Me, Kate and The Taming of the Shrew in March 2006. In March 2007 she appeared in A Delicate Balance, a play by Edward Albee, for which she was nominated for a Jessie Richardson Theatre Award.

Rothery starred in the Canadian premiere of Good Boys and True, written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, and directed by Jeff Hyslop. The play ran at the Firehall Arts Centre in Vancouver in 2009.

Rothery has been nominated for four Leo Awards. In 2004 she was nominated in two categories: Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series for the Stargate SG-1 episode “Lifeboat”, and Best Guest Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series on The Collector.[4] In 2008 she was nominated in the category: Best Performance by a Female in a Short Drama for her work in the short film Coffee Diva.[5] In 2009 she was nominated in the category: Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series for the episode “Sound of Loneliness” from The Guard.

Nov 17

SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 237 – Our Interview with Robert Picardo (The Holographic Doctor on Star Trek Voyager and Richard P. Woolsey from Stargate SG1 and Stargate Atlantis)

237SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 237 – Our Interview with Robert Picardo
(The Holographic Doctor on Star Trek Voyager and
Richard P. Woolsey from Stargate SG1 and Stargate Atlantis)
A Shore Leave 36 Interview

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Robert Picardo

Robert Picardo (born October 27, 1953) is an American actor. He is best known for his portrayals of Dr. Dick Richards on ABC’s China Beach, the Emergency Medical Hologram (EMH), also known as The Doctor, on UPN’s Star Trek: Voyager, The Cowboy in Innerspace, Coach Cutlip on The Wonder Years (where he received an Emmy nomination), Ben Wheeler in Wagons East, and as Richard Woolsey in the Canadian-American military science fiction television series Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis and Stargate Universe.

Robert Picardo (nickname: Bob) was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Joe Picardo. Robert is of Italian heritage, with his father’s family originating from Montecorvino Rovella, Salerno and his mother’s parents originally from Bomba in Abruzzo. Picardo claims that one of the highlights of his life was visiting both ancestral towns with his daughters and his brother Joe in the summer of 2011. He graduated from William Penn Charter School in 1971 and originally entered Yale University as a pre-medical student, but opted to act instead. He ended up graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Drama from Yale University. Picardo is an accomplished singer. While he was at Yale University, he was a member of The Society of Orpheus and Bacchus, the second longest running undergraduate a cappella group in the United States. After his degree, he enrolled at the Circle in the Square Professional Theater Workshop.

He waited tables for a few of years until his theatrical work started to take off around 1976. His first break was appearing in the David Mamet play “Sexual Perversity in Chicago,” and with Diane Keaton in “The Primary English Class.” In 1977, he made his Broadway debut. He appeared in Gemini (1977) and Tribute (1978). During the 1988-1991 television seasons, Picardo was simultaneously seen on the ABC Vietnam series China Beach in the role of Dr. Dick Richard, as well as the ABC series The Wonder Years in the role of Coach Cutlip, and is among a small group of television actors to achieve notice on two television series at the same time.

Picardo made his feature film debut as Eddie Quist, the serial killer werewolf in the Joe Dante film The Howling (1981). He also had a recurring role in the sitcom Alice. He played a number of roles in Dante’s family science fiction film Explorers (1985), and later appeared in Dante’s The ‘Burbs, Looney Tunes: Back in Action, Matinee, Gremlins 2: The New Batch, Small Soldiers and Innerspace as the Cowboy. Picardo often plays roles under layers of prosthetic latex, having also played the swamp dwelling Meg Mucklebones in Ridley Scott’s film Legend. He also had a small role as a funeral director in John Landis’s Amazon Women on the Moon.

He voices Pfish in two Pfish & Chip shorts as seen on Cartoon Network’s What-A-Cartoon! Show. Picardo also portrays the voice of the robotic Johnny Cab in Total Recall. He appeared in one episode of ER in 1995 as Abraham Zimble (Season 2 – Episode 6 “Days Like This”). In the early 1990s, Picardo had a brief role as Joe “The Meat Man” Morton, a butcher and neighbor to Tim Allen’s character on the popular sitcom Home Improvement.

From 1995 to 2001, he played the role of the Emergency Medical Hologram (EMH) and Emergency Command Hologram (ECH) in the television series Star Trek: Voyager. Before being accepted for this role, Picardo initially auditioned for the role of Neelix.[5] He later also directed two episodes. He also played additional versions of the role of the EMH in the 1996 motion picture Star Trek: First Contact and the 1997 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode “Doctor Bashir, I Presume?”. In 2001, he guest starred in 7 Days episode “Revelation”, purporting to be a time traveler from seven years in the future.

In 2004, he began playing the recurring role of International Oversight Advisory (IOA) member Richard Woolsey in both Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis, where he became a regular in the fifth season. His first appearance in those series was in the Stargate SG-1 episode “Heroes (Part 2)”. In 2007, he played Principal White in Ben 10: Race Against Time. In 2007, he starred in the independent feature film by director Russ Emanuel, “P.J.”, alongside John Heard and Vincent Pastore.[6] He also more recently starred in Russ Emanuel’s “Chasing the Green” (2008), alongside William Devane, Jeremy London and Ryan Hurst. In 2007 and 2008, Star Trek: The Music was a multi-city tour with John de Lancie. Picardo and de Lancie narrated around the orchestral performance, explaining the history of the music in Star Trek. Picardo has also appeared on Kojak in a 1977 episode, E-Ring as a media rep in The Pentagon, as an enraged father in Cold Case, and as a police officer in CSI: NY. He also appeared as a recurring guest star in two episodes of Season 7 of Smallville.

Away from acting, Picardo is a member of the Board of Directors’ Advisory Council of The Planetary Society, where he has served since the late 1990s. In 2002, Picardo authored the book The Hologram’s Handbook, published by Pocket Books. Other career highlights include performing in Leonard Bernstein’s Mass in D during its European debut tour, performing with the Yale University Society of Orpheus & Bacchus a cappella singing group as an undergraduate, and appearing in dozens of other television and film roles, including the film Our Last Days as Children. On February 5, 2008, it was announced that Picardo would be joining the regular cast of Stargate Atlantis full-time for the series’ fifth and final season. He will be taking over the role of mission commander of the Atlantis Expedition. Recently, Picardo performed the voice of Loki in the Xbox 360 video game Too Human. In 2009, he also appeared in Pushing Daisies, Chuck and Castle. Also in 2009, he played the lead role in the independent psychological thriller film Sensored. In 2010, Picardo had a cameo in the final episode of Persons Unknown, as a member of “the program”‘s governing board. Picardo also voices Robert McNamara in Call of Duty: Black Ops in campaign and in the ‘Zombie mode’ after completing campaign on the one map, “FIVE”. In 2012, Picardo appeared in a season 4 episode of The Mentalist as Jason Cooper, a lieutenant of cult leader Bret Styles. Picardo also appeared on a season 6 episode of Supernatural entitled “Clap Your Hands if You Believe” as a leprechaun. In May 2014, Cartoon Hangover announced Robert Picardo as a guest voice actor in the second season of Bravest Warriors, in the episode “The Parasox Pub”.

Nov 13

SciFi Diner Rewind Ep. 236 – Firefly: The Final Three

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SciFi Diner Rewind Ep. 236 – Firefly: The Final Three

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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”

Nov 06

SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 235 – Our Interview with Hugo Award Winning Editor Ellen Datlow (Tor.com and Open Road Media)

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SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 235 – Our Interview with Hugo Award Winning Editor Ellen Datlow (Tor.com and Open Road Media)

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Ellen Datlow

ellen_datlow_bio (1)Multiple award-winning editor Ellen Datlow has been editing science fiction, fantasy, and horror short fiction for almost thirty years. She was fiction editor of OMNI Magazine and SCIFICTION and has edited more than fifty anthologies, including the horror half of the long-running The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror. She currently acquires short stories for Tor.com. Ellen is currently tied with frequent co-editor Terri Windling as the winner of the most World Fantasy Awards in the organization’s history (nine). She has also won (with co-editor Windling) a Bram Stoker Award for The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror #13, and (with co-editors Kelly Link and Gavin J. Grant) a Bram Stoker Award for The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror #17. She has also won theInternational Horror Guild Award for her anthologies The Dark and Inferno; theShirley Jackson Award for Inferno and Poe; the Locus Award for Best Editor annually from 2005 through 2013, and the Hugo Award for Best Editor 2002, 2005, and Best Editor Short Fiction 2008 and 2009. In addition, SCIFICTION won the Hugo Award for best Web site in 2005 as well as the Wooden Rocket Award as best online magazine for 2005.

 

She’s also won nine Fantasy awards, in order:

The Year’s Best Fantasy: First Annual Collection
Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, ed (St. Martin’s Press)

The Year’s Best Fantasy: Second Annual Collection
Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, ed (St. Martin’s Press)

The Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror: Fourth Annual Collection
Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, ed (St. Martin’s Press)

Ellen Datlow for editing, Special Award-professional

Little Deaths, Ellen Datlow (Orion)

Silver Birch Blood Moon
Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling eds.(Avon)

The Green Man: Tales from the Mythic Forest
Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, Editors (Viking)

Salon Fantastique
Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, eds. (Thunder’s Mouth)

Inferno: New Tales of Terror and the Supernatural
Ellen Datlow, Editor (Tor)Ellen Datlow

Ellen was named recipient of the 2007 Karl Edward Wagner Award, given at the British Fantasy Convention for “outstanding contribution to the genre.” She lives in New York.

Recent Honors and Awards

Hugo Award
Best Editor Short Fiction 2010

Bram Stoker Award
One with Gavin J. Grant and Kelly Link
for The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror #13
and one with Nick Mamatas for Haunted Legends

International Horror Guild Award
for her anthologies The Dark and Inferno

Shirley Jackson Award
for her anthologies Poe and Inferno

Karl Edward Wagner Award
by the British Fantasy Convention for “outstanding contribution to the genre.”

Lifetime Achievement Award
by The Horror Writer’s Association
in recognition of the recipient’s overall body of work.

Hugo Award
Best Editor Short Fiction 2009

Locus Award
by Locus Magazine
voted Best Editor in 2011

Hugo Award
Best Professional Editor 2005, 2002

Bibliography

There are two useful indices for readers of The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror series:The SF List and The Sluice.

The Science Fiction Foundation Collection at The University of Liverpool contains holdings of the Ellen Datlow Papers that include the correspondence files of Ellen Datlow in her capacity as fiction editor of Omni magazine and Omni Online as well as some correspondence files from her role as editor of SciFiction. All material within the Ellen Datlow Papers is
available only to researchers for consultation in the University of Liverpool Library’s Special Collections and Archives Reading Room. special arrangement must be made in order to use the collection.

Teeth: Vampire Tales, with Terri Windling, HarperCollins (April 2011)

Best Horror of the Year 3, Night Shade (June 2011)

Supernatural Noir, Dark Horse (June 2011)

Naked City: New Tales of Urban Fantasy, St. Martin’s Press (July 2011)

Blood and Other Cravings, Tor (September 2011)

Snow White, Blood Red, with Terri Windling, (reissue in hardcover) Fall River (B&N imprint)

After: Dystopian and Post-Apocalyptic Tales, with Terri Windling, Hyperion (2012)

“Year’s Best” Anthologies

Sixteen Annual Volumes: The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, with Terri Windling, St. Martin’s Press, Volume One through Sixteen, 1988-2002

Five Annual Volumes: The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, with Kelly Link & Gavin Grant, St. Martin’s Press, Volumes Seventeen through Twenty-One (2004-2008)

 

Anthologies

Omni Book of Science Fiction, Volumes One through Seven, Zebra

Blood Is Not Enough, William Morrow, 1989

Alien Sex, Dutton, 1990

A Whisper of Blood, William Morrow, 1991

Omni Best Science Fiction One, Omni Books, 1991

Omni Best Science Fiction Two, Omni Books, 1992

Omni Best Science Fiction Three, Omni Books, 1993

Snow White, Blood Red, with Terri Windling, Morrow/Avon, 1993

OmniVisions One, Omni Books, 1993

OmniVisions Two, Omni Books, 1994

Black Thorn, White Rose, with Terri Windling, Morrow/Avon, 1994

Little Deaths, Millennium (UK), Dell (US), 1994

Ruby Slippers, Golden Tears, with Terri Windling, AvoNova/Morrow, 1995

Off Limits: Tales of Alien Sex, St. Martin’s Press, 1996

Twists of the Tale: Stories of Cat Horror, Dell, 1996

Lethal Kisses–Revenge and Vengeance, Orion (UK), 1996

Black Swan, White Raven, with Terri Windling, Avon Books, 1997

Sirens and Other Daemon Lovers, with Terri Windling, HarperPrism, 1998

Silver Birch, Blood Moon, with Terri Windling, Avon Books, 1999

Black Heart, Ivory Bones, with Terri Windling, Avon Books, 2000

Vanishing Acts,Tor Books, 2000

A Wolf at the Door and Other Retold Fairy Tales, with Terri Windling, Simon & Schuster, 2000

The Green Man: Tales from the Mythic Forest, with Terri Windling, Viking, 2002

Sirens and Other Daemon Lovers, with Terri Windling (reissued in mass market paperback) Avon, fall 2002

Swan Sister: Fairy Tales Retold, with Terri Windling, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, 2003

The Dark: New Ghost Stories, Tor,2003

The Faery Reel: Tales From the Twilight Realm, with Terri Windling, Viking (August 2004)

Salon Fantastique, with Terri Windling, Thunder’s Mouth Press (October 2006)

The Coyote Road: Trickster Tales, with Terri Windling, Viking (September 2007)

Black Thorn, White Rose, with Terri Windling (reissued in trade paperback), Prime Books (November 2007)

Inferno: New Tales of Terror and the Supernatural, Tor (December 2007)

The Del Rey Book of Science Fiction and Fantasy: Sixteen Original Works by Speculative Fiction’s Finest Voices, Del Rey (April 2008)

Ruby Slippers, Golden Tears, with Terri Windling, (reissued in trade paperback) Prime Books (April 2008)

Black Swan, White Raven, with Terri Windling (reissued in trade paperback), Prime Books (April 2008)

A Whisper of Blood: A Collection of Modern Vampire Stories (reissue of Blood is Not Enough and A Whisper of Blood), Fall River (B&N Imprint) (August 2008)

Poe: New Tales Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe, Solaris (January 2009)

Twists of the Tale: An Anthology of Cat Horror, (reissued in trade paperback) Wildside Press (March 2009)

Nebula Awards Showcase 2009, Roc (March 2009)

Troll’s Eye View: A Book of Villainous Tales, with Terri Windling, Viking Children (April 2009)

Lovecraft Unbound, Dark Horse Comics (October 2009)

Best Horror of the Year 1, Night Shade (October 2009)

Darkness: Two Decades of Modern Horror, Tachyon (February 2010)

Tails of Wonder and Imagination, Night Shade (February 2010)

Best Horror of the Year 2, Night Shade (April 2010)

The Beastly Bride: Tales of the Animal People, with Terri Windling, Viking Children (April 2010)

Digital Domains: A Decade of Science Fiction and Fantasy, Prime (May 2010)

Haunted Legends (with Nick Mamatas), Tor Books (September 2010)

Teeth: Vampire Tales, with Terri Windling, HarperCollins (April 2011)

Best Horror of the Year 3, Night Shade (June 2011)

Best Horror of the Year 4, Night Shade (May 2102)

After: Nineteen stories of Apocalypse and Dystopia with Terri Windling, Hyperion (October 2012)

Blood and Other Cravings, Tor (October 2012)

Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells, with Terri Windling, Tor (March 2013)

Hauntings, Tachyon (March 2013)

Telling Tales: The Clarion West 30th Anniversary Anthology, Hydra House (July 2013)

Best Horror of the Year 5, Night Shade (September, 2013)

Lovecraft’s Monsters, Tachyon (April, 2014)

Fearful Symmetries, Chizine (May 2014)

Best Horror of the Year 6, Night Shade (June 2014)

Nightmare Carnival, Dark Horse (October 2014)

The Cutting Room, Tachyon (October 2014)

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