SciFi Diner Podcast 255 – Our Interview with Author Raven Oak; Remembering James Horner

255 SciFi Diner Podcast 255 – Our Interview with Author Raven Oak; Remembering James Horner

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Tonight’s DinersScott and Miles

Welcome to the Diner.

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Interview:

raven_oakRaven Oak is the author of the Amazon bestselling fantasy novel Amaskan’s Blood and the upcoming space operas,Class-M Exile and The Eldest Silence.

She began her career as many authors do–with the lofty goal of becoming the next Anne McCaffrey, Connie Willis, orNeil Gaiman. At the age of twelve, she took her first steps into novel writing by penning a 320 page novel about dragons with all the drama of a typical twelve-year-old.

She studied English literature and music in college, and in 2001, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the University of North Texas. She later completed her Master of Science Degree in CECS from UNT in 2005. After twelve years in the classroom as a computer and English teacher, she retired from education to pursue writing full-time.

When she’s not writing, she’s getting her game on with tabletop games, indulging in cartography, or staring at the ocean.

Raven is currently at work on Amaskan’s War and The Eldest Traitor. She is a member of the local Seattle writing groups Ladies of the Write andWayward Writers, as well as the Northwest Science Fiction Society and PNWA. She was an established member of the now defunct Magnolia Chapter One writing group.
Raven is married to her gamer husband, who is a game engineer/software developer. They have three kitties who enjoy lounging across the keyboard when writing deadlines approach. They live on a cliff in Seattle, WA, less than mile from the ocean.

You can find her online at:

Twitter:     http://twitter.com/raven_oak
Facebook*: http://facebook.com/authorroak
Google+*:   https://www.google.com/+RavenOak

SciFi Diner Podcast 254 – Why Shoreleave is like Shoreleave…

SciFi Diner Podcast 254 – Why Shoreleave is like Shoreleave… 

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Tonight’s DinersScott

Welcome to the Diner.

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Interview:

Mike Schilling is in charge of publicity at Shore Leave 37. Shore Leave is a fan-run Science Fiction media convention held on August 7-9, 2015. The convention features appearances by actors and writers from a broad variety of TV shows and movies ranging from current hits to classic favorites.

SciFi Diner Conversations 253 – Listeners Talk Star Wars Rebels, Game of Thrones, and More.

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SciFi Diner Conversations 253 – Listeners Talk Star Wars Rebels, Game of Thrones, and More.

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Much of the conversation in tonight’s show revolves around Game of Thrones, Star Wars Rebels, Tomorrowland, Jurassic World, and more..

 

SciFi Diner Rewind Ep. 252 – Back to the Future II

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SciFi Diner Rewind Ep. 252 – Back to the Future II

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Welcome to the SciFi Rewind: Back to the Future II

Tonight we discuss a movie that is often overlooked when it comes to the greatest science-fiction movie lists. We are discussing Back to the Future II. We talk about some of the technical aspects of the movie, but also delve into some of the most memorable performances, scenes, and some of our favorite quotes. We also discuss what it got right and what it got wrong. We would love to hear your thoughts about this movie.

Back to the Future II

Marty McFly has only just gotten back from the past, when he is once again picked up by Dr. Emmett Brown and sent through time to the future. Marty’s job in the future is to pose as his own son to prevent him from being thrown in prison. Unfortunately, things get worse when the future changes the present.

SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 251 – Our Interview with Star Trek Captain Pike (Walter Doty, Writer, and Todd Shawn Tei, Director, Writer, and Actor)

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SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 251 –  Our Interview with Star Trek Captain Pike (Walter Doty, Writer, and Todd Shawn Tei, Director, Writer, and Actor)

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Tonight’s Show:

Jim Arrowood and M. interview Walter Doty, Write for Star Trek Captain Pike, and Todd Shawn Tei, Director, Writer, and Actor for this project. We at the SciFi Diner have always supported fan projects.  Quite frankly we just want to see more Trek. If you are with us in this and like what you hear in our discussion with the creators of this project, then please visit their indigogo campaign and support the project. You can also follow them on their facebook page and their twitter.  Below you can read a description of the project from their indigogo page.

  • This is the story of Captain Pike when he first takes command of the Enterprise and his first mission aboard her. And with your help, it will lead into a Captain Pike Web Series.

Christopher Pike is the Captain seen in the original Star Trek Pilot “The Cage”, played by Jeffrey Hunter. He was Captain of the Enterprise before Captain Kirk. And his story has never been told in film, until now.

In the original Star Trek Pilot, “The Cage”, set in the year 2254. Captain Pike and his crew are returning from Rigel VII, where several members of the landing party were killed by the inhabitants.

The incident filled Pike with so much guilt that he is considering resigning his commission. But that’s all we know about Captain Pike, and we want to know so much more. Don’t you?

  • This is an independent film project that will be helmed by professionals who all work in the entertainment industry. From cast and crew to writers, director, producers and actors.

THE LEAD CAST OF “CAPTAIN PIKE”

In our film, we will answer these questions about Captain Pike:

1. What happened on Pike’s first mission with his female first officer, and his science officer, Mr. Spock?

2. Did Pike ever go into battle?

3. Which alien race did he encounter before any other Starfleet Captains? We know Captain Pike’s father is Admiral Josh Pike, but we never learned about the Admiral and which starship he commanded.

We never learned about many of the federation Captains that we saw in Star Trek TOS or their descendants.

In this film, we’ll answer all the questions you’ve always wondered about. And you’ll see many famous Starfleet officers at the beginning of their illustrious careers.

 

Jul 15

SciFi Diner Podcast 255 – Our Interview with Author Raven Oak; Remembering James Horner

255 SciFi Diner Podcast 255 – Our Interview with Author Raven Oak; Remembering James Horner

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Tonight’s DinersScott and Miles

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.

Interview:

raven_oakRaven Oak is the author of the Amazon bestselling fantasy novel Amaskan’s Blood and the upcoming space operas,Class-M Exile and The Eldest Silence.

She began her career as many authors do–with the lofty goal of becoming the next Anne McCaffrey, Connie Willis, orNeil Gaiman. At the age of twelve, she took her first steps into novel writing by penning a 320 page novel about dragons with all the drama of a typical twelve-year-old.

She studied English literature and music in college, and in 2001, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the University of North Texas. She later completed her Master of Science Degree in CECS from UNT in 2005. After twelve years in the classroom as a computer and English teacher, she retired from education to pursue writing full-time.

When she’s not writing, she’s getting her game on with tabletop games, indulging in cartography, or staring at the ocean.

Raven is currently at work on Amaskan’s War and The Eldest Traitor. She is a member of the local Seattle writing groups Ladies of the Write andWayward Writers, as well as the Northwest Science Fiction Society and PNWA. She was an established member of the now defunct Magnolia Chapter One writing group.
Raven is married to her gamer husband, who is a game engineer/software developer. They have three kitties who enjoy lounging across the keyboard when writing deadlines approach. They live on a cliff in Seattle, WA, less than mile from the ocean.

You can find her online at:

Twitter:     http://twitter.com/raven_oak
Facebook*: http://facebook.com/authorroak
Google+*:   https://www.google.com/+RavenOak

Jul 06

SciFi Diner Podcast 254 – Why Shoreleave is like Shoreleave…

SciFi Diner Podcast 254 – Why Shoreleave is like Shoreleave… 

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Tonight’s DinersScott

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.

Interview:

Mike Schilling is in charge of publicity at Shore Leave 37. Shore Leave is a fan-run Science Fiction media convention held on August 7-9, 2015. The convention features appearances by actors and writers from a broad variety of TV shows and movies ranging from current hits to classic favorites.

Jul 04

SciFi Diner Conversations 253 – Listeners Talk Star Wars Rebels, Game of Thrones, and More.

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SciFi Diner Conversations 253 – Listeners Talk Star Wars Rebels, Game of Thrones, and More.

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Tonight’s Diners: Scott and Miles

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The SciFi Diner Podcast

A 2012 Parsec Finalist

Much of the conversation in tonight’s show revolves around Game of Thrones, Star Wars Rebels, Tomorrowland, Jurassic World, and more..

 

Jun 17

SciFi Diner Rewind Ep. 252 – Back to the Future II

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SciFi Diner Rewind Ep. 252 – Back to the Future II

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

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The SciFi Diner Podcast

A 2012 Parsec Finalist

Welcome to the SciFi Rewind: Back to the Future II

Tonight we discuss a movie that is often overlooked when it comes to the greatest science-fiction movie lists. We are discussing Back to the Future II. We talk about some of the technical aspects of the movie, but also delve into some of the most memorable performances, scenes, and some of our favorite quotes. We also discuss what it got right and what it got wrong. We would love to hear your thoughts about this movie.

Back to the Future II

Marty McFly has only just gotten back from the past, when he is once again picked up by Dr. Emmett Brown and sent through time to the future. Marty’s job in the future is to pose as his own son to prevent him from being thrown in prison. Unfortunately, things get worse when the future changes the present.

Jun 12

SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 251 – Our Interview with Star Trek Captain Pike (Walter Doty, Writer, and Todd Shawn Tei, Director, Writer, and Actor)

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SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 251 –  Our Interview with Star Trek Captain Pike (Walter Doty, Writer, and Todd Shawn Tei, Director, Writer, and Actor)

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, Miles, and M.

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The SciFi Diner Podcast

 

A 2012 Parsec Finalist

Tonight’s Show:

Jim Arrowood and M. interview Walter Doty, Write for Star Trek Captain Pike, and Todd Shawn Tei, Director, Writer, and Actor for this project. We at the SciFi Diner have always supported fan projects.  Quite frankly we just want to see more Trek. If you are with us in this and like what you hear in our discussion with the creators of this project, then please visit their indigogo campaign and support the project. You can also follow them on their facebook page and their twitter.  Below you can read a description of the project from their indigogo page.

  • This is the story of Captain Pike when he first takes command of the Enterprise and his first mission aboard her. And with your help, it will lead into a Captain Pike Web Series.

Christopher Pike is the Captain seen in the original Star Trek Pilot “The Cage”, played by Jeffrey Hunter. He was Captain of the Enterprise before Captain Kirk. And his story has never been told in film, until now.

In the original Star Trek Pilot, “The Cage”, set in the year 2254. Captain Pike and his crew are returning from Rigel VII, where several members of the landing party were killed by the inhabitants.

The incident filled Pike with so much guilt that he is considering resigning his commission. But that’s all we know about Captain Pike, and we want to know so much more. Don’t you?

  • This is an independent film project that will be helmed by professionals who all work in the entertainment industry. From cast and crew to writers, director, producers and actors.

THE LEAD CAST OF “CAPTAIN PIKE”

In our film, we will answer these questions about Captain Pike:

1. What happened on Pike’s first mission with his female first officer, and his science officer, Mr. Spock?

2. Did Pike ever go into battle?

3. Which alien race did he encounter before any other Starfleet Captains? We know Captain Pike’s father is Admiral Josh Pike, but we never learned about the Admiral and which starship he commanded.

We never learned about many of the federation Captains that we saw in Star Trek TOS or their descendants.

In this film, we’ll answer all the questions you’ve always wondered about. And you’ll see many famous Starfleet officers at the beginning of their illustrious careers.

 

Jun 09

A Nerd Is Never Satisfied

flashI had not so kind words for The Flash during its first 5 episodes and then it grew on me just a little. By the end of the season it went for me from not sure about this too saying it just ok for me it has a ways to go. But then for Gotham I loved it right off the bat but it took a lot of hits in social media news outlets and bloggers and more. But with some fine acting and well told story people came around and it grew. So for all of us nerds geeks or just fans, it all boils down to perception and how it is perceived in our own minds and there is the problem. But hey were humans and that’s what we humans do.

Lee

PS. A great article that discusses this is

Bruce Timm On Superhero Fan Outrage: ‘They’ll Watch Just To Complain’

 

Jun 01

SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 250 – Our Interview with Timothy Zahn (Star Wars) and Our Discussion on the Infantilism of Corporate Science Fiction

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SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 250 – Our Interview with Timothy Zahn (Star Wars) and Our Discussion on the Infantilism of Corporate Science Fiction

A Farpoint Con Interview

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

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Tonight’s Show:

On this podcast, we talk about the Squee Fan Girl Project which you can find out about here. We also discuss Hot Topics acquisition of ThinkGeek.  We wind up our discussion with whether or not infantilism has struck pop Science Fiction, a discussion based on an article by Simon Pegg.  We share our short interview with Timothy Zahn and end with the top five Simon Pegg movies. Please excuse the audio.

Timothy Zahn

IMG_9201_2Zahn’s novella Cascade Point won the 1984 Hugo Award. He is the author of the Blackcollar trilogy and the Cobra series (seven novels so far), ten Star Wars Expanded Universe novels, including seven novels featuring Grand Admiral Thrawn: the Thrawn Trilogy, the Hand of Thrawn duology, Outbound Flight, and Choices of One.

LucasFilm at times referred to some of the more detailed Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game supplements from West End Games, and when Timothy Zahn started work on a new trilogy of Star Wars books, boxes of West End sourcebooks were delivered to him. At the time, Zahn was writing what would become known as the “Thrawn Trilogy”, the first book of which was Heir to the Empire (1991). In turn, West End released sourcebooks for Zahn’s three novels from 1992-1994.

The Thrawn trilogy marked a revival in the fortunes of the Star Wars franchise, bringing it widespread attention for the first time in years; all three Thrawn-trilogy novels made the New York Times best-seller lists,[3] and set the stage and tone for most of the franchise’s Expanded-Universe content. Zahn also wrote the young adult Dragonback series and the popular Conquerors’ Trilogy.

 

May 22

SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 249 – Avengers: Age of Ultron (Spoilers Galore)

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SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 249 – Avengers: Age of Ultron (Spoilers Galore)

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Tonight’s Diners: Scott, Miles, and Kristen

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Welcome to the SciFi Diner’s Avengers: Age of Ultron Review

Tonight we discuss the highly anticipated movie Avenger’s: Age of Ultron and boy do we we spoil the heck out of it.  We blame Jim (mostly) who joined up from the Dune Saga Podcast and the Babylon Project Podcast.  We discuss the entire experience: from where we saw it, to the trailers that played before, and then walk through the entire movie scene by scene.

Age of Ultron: Synopsis

When Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) jump-starts a dormant peacekeeping program, things go terribly awry, forcing him, Thor (Chris Hemsworth), the Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) and the rest of the Avengers to reassemble. As the fate of Earth hangs in the balance, the team is put to the ultimate test as they battle Ultron, a technological terror hell-bent on human extinction. Along the way, they encounter two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Pietro and Wanda Maximoff.

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Apr 27

SciFi Diner Rewind Ep. 248 – Back to the Future I

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SciFi Diner Rewind Ep. 248 – Back to the Future I

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Tonight’s Diners: Scott, Miles, and Kristen

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Welcome to the SciFi Rewind: Back to the Future

Tonight we discuss a movie that is often overlooked when it comes to the greatest science-fiction movie lists. We are discussing Back to the Future. We talk about some of the technical aspects of the movie, but also delve into some of the most memorable performances, scenes, and some of our favorite quotes. We would love to hear your thoughts about this movie..

Back to the Future is a 1985 American comic science fiction film. It was directed by Robert Zemeckis, written by Zemeckis and Bob Gale, produced by Steven Spielberg, and stars Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover and Thomas F. Wilson. Fox plays Marty McFly, a teenager who is sent back in time to 1955. He meets his future parents in high school and accidentally becomes his mother’s romantic interest. Marty must repair the damage to history by causing his parents-to-be to fall in love, and with the help of scientist Dr. Emmett “Doc” Brown (Christopher Lloyd), he must find a way to return to 1985.

Apr 22

Netflix’s Dare Devil Is Eerily Similar to NBC’s The Cape But Way Better.

ddI think it goes without saying that one of the hottest superhero shows on television is actually not on a network. It is on Netflix. Much better than Ben Affleck’s movie, Dare Devil is dark, edgy, and wonderfully done.

In some ways, it is very similar to NBC’s The Cape.  You may not remember, but David Lyons from ER starred in The Cape, which lasted about 10 episodes before it got the ax. In The Cape David Lyon plays games Vince Faraday, a character that becomes his son’s superhero in order to save his city. That last phrase should sound familiar as it is echoed on Dare Devil numerous times. The premise is actually even more eerily similar.After all, Faraday becomes  The Cape to free and keep his city from the crime Mongols that are trying to take over it, run by a crime lord name Chess.The Cape

The Cape was much more stylized as a superhero show. It was also not based on an actual superhero in the Marvel or DC universe. The writing for it certainly was wanting at some points, and a times a bit week. And while I enjoyed it while it was on TV, it fell to what we called the Summer Glau curse. Even she could not the Cape, the series “big damn hero”.

Dare Devil, the Netflix adaptation, comes across much darker and grittier. Here we have a hero that has become a hero because of his connection to the the city, in particular the section of the city called “Hell’s Kitchen”. He battles his nemesis William Fisk as a masked crusader by night.  During the day, he is Matt Murdock, the son of a failed boxer and a devout Catholic whose moral code won’t allow him to kill anyone.

There are some parts of the show, especially when they focused on the backstory of William Fisk, that I almost can’t watch. Whereas The Cape was perhaps a more family friendly show, this show definitely not family-friendly. Nevertheless Dare Devil absolutely rocks. The writing is tight and believable. The character development of how Matt Murdock became the Dare Devil is believable. And even the episode that deals with his mentor is pretty fricking awesome.

I know some of you may not be Netflix subscribers, but it is worth the cost of the couple movie rentals from Redbox to get Netflix for just one month; you can even sign up for their free trial just to watch Dare Devil. It is the best superhero show that is on TV right now. For those you like Marvel’s: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., you haven’t seen anything yet. 

Scott

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