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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A 2012 Parsec Finalist

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.

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

SciFi Diner Podcast 247 – Our Interview with Tim Russ (Tuvok from Star Trek: Voyager)

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A Farpoint Con Interview

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

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A 2012 Parsec Finalist

Tonight’s Show:

On this podcast, we talk about watching Dare Devil, Babylon 5, and other various things that we are reading. We also discuss three major movies that just might spell trouble: TROUBLE. Some listeners chime in on TV shows that they thought were gems that should have made our top five list on the last show. For our main course, we share an interview that we did with Tim Russ at Far Point con. We wrap up with desert by sharing Damien’s top five list of obscure science-fiction TV shows.

Tim Russ

trTimothy Darrell Russ was born on June 22, 1956, in Washington, D.C., to Air Force officer Walt and his wife Josephine. He and his younger siblings Michael and Angela grew up on several military bases, including Niagara Falls, Elmendorf (Alaska) AFB, Omaha, Taiwan, Philippines and Turkey. During these moves around the world, he graduated from Izmir High School in Turkey, and received his diploma from Rome Free Academy in Rome, New York. Afterwards he attended Saint Edwards University and earned a B.S. in Theater Arts but continued his studies with a full scholarship to continue theater studies at Illinois State University. His first professional job came while he was at St. Edward’s University in Austin, when he appeared in a PBS Masterpiece Theater production, but he started to pursue acting full time in 1985. During that time he’s been on many TV shows and movies – including The Twilight Zone (1985), Amazing Stories (1985), Thirtysomething (1987),Jake and the Fatman (1987), 21 Jump Street (1987), Beauty and the Beast (1987), The People Next Door (1989), Mancuso, FBI (1989), Family Matters (1989), The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990), Tequila and Bonetti (1992), SeaQuest 2032 (1993), Dark Justice(1991), Murphy Brown (1988), Monty (1994), Star Trek: Voyager (1995), Melrose Place(1992), Any Day Now (1998), The Highwayman (1987), Star Trek: The Next Generation(1987) and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993), among others.

Along with his television experience he has also played in a variety of films, includingCrossroads (1986), Fire with Fire (1986), Timestalkers (1987), Spaceballs (1987), Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987), Pulse (1988), Bird (1988), Roots: The Gift (1988), Eve of Destruction (1991), Dead Silence (1997), Night Eyes II (1991), Mr. Saturday Night(1992), Star Trek: Generations (1994), Dead Connection (1994), East of Hope Street(1998). During his comprehensive acting career he appeared in numerous theatrical productions including “Romeo & Juliet”, “Barrabas”, “Dream Girls”, “As You Like It”, “Twelfth Night”, “Cave Dwellers” among others. When not acting, Russ finds time for music and film producing. Songs sung by Tim Russ are available on the CDs “Only a Dream in Rio”, “Tim Russ”, “Kushangaza” and “Brave New World”. He lives in the area of Los Angeles where his whole family resides.

 

SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 246 – Our Interview with Garrett Wang from Star Trek: Voyager

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SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 246 – Our Interview with Garrett Wang from Star Trek: Voyager

A Farpoint Con Interview

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Garrett Wang


garrwGarrett Richard Wang was born on December 15, 1968 in Riverside, California to Chinese immigrant parents. He and his sister Laura spent their childhood on the move. He lived in Indiana, then moved to Bermuda and finally to Tennessee. Later, he graduated from Harding Academy High School, Memphis, and moved to Los Angeles to attend UCLA where he majored in Asian studies. UCLA theater professor Jenny Roudtree inspired him to pursue an acting career. His first acting performance outside College was the portrayal of “John Lee” in the lead role of Chay Yew’s “Porcelain” at the burbage theater. Later, he continued to perform onstage such as “Model Minority”, “Woman Warrior” and “A Language Of Our Own”. He made his TV debut in 1994 as a guest star on the pilot episode of comedy All-American Girl (1994). One year later, he got the part of “Ensign Harry Kim” on Star Trek: Voyager (1995) where he appeared on television regularly for 7 years. Later, in 1997, Wang was named one of People Magazine’s 50 most beautiful people in the world. Also E! Entertainment Television has named Garrett as one of the “20 Coolest Bachelors” in the country. His television experience also includes roles in a variety of movies including Flesh Suitcase (1995), Angry Cafe (1995), Ivory Tower (1998),Hundred Percent (1998), Demon Island (2002), among others.

 

SciFi Diner Conversations Ep. 245 – The Magnificent Seven, Star Wars Prequels and Spin-offs, and Obscure SciFi Shows You Need to Watch.

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SciFi Diner Conversations Ep. 245  – The Magnificent Seven, Star Wars Prequels and Spin-offs, and Obscure SciFi Shows You Need to Watch.

Please call the listener line at 1(260) 577-2428,
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Tonight’s Diners: ScottMiles, and M.

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A 2012 Parsec Finalist

Much of the conversation in tonight’s show revolves around the following news: Powers, the Interstellar Text Adventure Game, the Star Wars: The Force Awakens prequel comic, The Crow reboot, The Flash spin-off series The Magnificent Seven, Kate Mulgrew’s New Book and more.

Our SciFi Five In Five  is from Colin Taylor

Top Five Obscure Science Fiction Shows that You Should Probably Watch (or Watch Again)

  1. Quantum Leap (1989-1993) Scientist Sam Beckett finds himself trapped in time–“leaping” into the body of a different person in a different time period each week. [Scott Bakula, Dean Stockwell]
  2. SeaQuest DSV (1993-1996) In the early 21st century, mankind has colonized the oceans. The United Earth Oceans Organization enlists Captain Nathan Bridger and the submarine seaQuest DSV to keep the peace and explore the last frontier on Earth. [Roy Scheider, Jonathan Brandis, Don Franklin, Ted Raimi, Stacy Haiduk, Stephanie Beacham]
  3. The Lone Gunmen (2001) Spin-off of The X-Files featuring the trio of computer-hacking conspiracy geeks popularly known as The Lone Gunmen. Like a misguided Mission Impossible team, they embark on a series of comic adventures that simultaneously highlight their genius and ineptitude. [Bruce Harwood, Tom Braidwood, Dean Haglund, Zuleikha Robinson, Stephen Snedden]
  4. First Wave (1998-2001) Framed for murder and on the run, a former thief struggles to expose the vanguard of an alien invasion with the help of a conspiracy theorist and newly discovered prophecies of Nostradamus. [Sebastian Spence, Rob LaBelle, Roger R. Cross]
  5. Sliders (1995-2000) A boy genius and his comrades travel to different parallel universes, trying to find their way back home. [Jerry O’Connell, Kari Wuhrer, Sabrina Lloyd, John Rhys-Davies, Cleavant Derricks]


Sliders was a fantastic show, I loved watching that when it was on the sci-fi channel back in the day.

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

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 Kristen

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The SciFi Diner Podcast

A 2012 Parsec Finalist

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

Apr 21

SciFi Diner Podcast 247 – Our Interview with Tim Russ (Tuvok from Star Trek: Voyager)

scifidiner247SciFi Diner Podcast 247 – Our Interview with Tim Russ (Tuvok from Star Trek: Voyager)

A Farpoint Con 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.

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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:

On this podcast, we talk about watching Dare Devil, Babylon 5, and other various things that we are reading. We also discuss three major movies that just might spell trouble: TROUBLE. Some listeners chime in on TV shows that they thought were gems that should have made our top five list on the last show. For our main course, we share an interview that we did with Tim Russ at Far Point con. We wrap up with desert by sharing Damien’s top five list of obscure science-fiction TV shows.

Tim Russ

trTimothy Darrell Russ was born on June 22, 1956, in Washington, D.C., to Air Force officer Walt and his wife Josephine. He and his younger siblings Michael and Angela grew up on several military bases, including Niagara Falls, Elmendorf (Alaska) AFB, Omaha, Taiwan, Philippines and Turkey. During these moves around the world, he graduated from Izmir High School in Turkey, and received his diploma from Rome Free Academy in Rome, New York. Afterwards he attended Saint Edwards University and earned a B.S. in Theater Arts but continued his studies with a full scholarship to continue theater studies at Illinois State University. His first professional job came while he was at St. Edward’s University in Austin, when he appeared in a PBS Masterpiece Theater production, but he started to pursue acting full time in 1985. During that time he’s been on many TV shows and movies – including The Twilight Zone (1985), Amazing Stories (1985), Thirtysomething (1987),Jake and the Fatman (1987), 21 Jump Street (1987), Beauty and the Beast (1987), The People Next Door (1989), Mancuso, FBI (1989), Family Matters (1989), The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990), Tequila and Bonetti (1992), SeaQuest 2032 (1993), Dark Justice(1991), Murphy Brown (1988), Monty (1994), Star Trek: Voyager (1995), Melrose Place(1992), Any Day Now (1998), The Highwayman (1987), Star Trek: The Next Generation(1987) and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993), among others.

Along with his television experience he has also played in a variety of films, includingCrossroads (1986), Fire with Fire (1986), Timestalkers (1987), Spaceballs (1987), Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987), Pulse (1988), Bird (1988), Roots: The Gift (1988), Eve of Destruction (1991), Dead Silence (1997), Night Eyes II (1991), Mr. Saturday Night(1992), Star Trek: Generations (1994), Dead Connection (1994), East of Hope Street(1998). During his comprehensive acting career he appeared in numerous theatrical productions including “Romeo & Juliet”, “Barrabas”, “Dream Girls”, “As You Like It”, “Twelfth Night”, “Cave Dwellers” among others. When not acting, Russ finds time for music and film producing. Songs sung by Tim Russ are available on the CDs “Only a Dream in Rio”, “Tim Russ”, “Kushangaza” and “Brave New World”. He lives in the area of Los Angeles where his whole family resides.

 

Apr 10

SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 246 – Our Interview with Garrett Wang from Star Trek: Voyager

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SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 246 – Our Interview with Garrett Wang from Star Trek: Voyager

A Farpoint Con 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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Tonight’s Diners: Scott, Miles, and M.

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The SciFi Diner Podcast

 

A 2012 Parsec Finalist

Garrett Wang


garrwGarrett Richard Wang was born on December 15, 1968 in Riverside, California to Chinese immigrant parents. He and his sister Laura spent their childhood on the move. He lived in Indiana, then moved to Bermuda and finally to Tennessee. Later, he graduated from Harding Academy High School, Memphis, and moved to Los Angeles to attend UCLA where he majored in Asian studies. UCLA theater professor Jenny Roudtree inspired him to pursue an acting career. His first acting performance outside College was the portrayal of “John Lee” in the lead role of Chay Yew’s “Porcelain” at the burbage theater. Later, he continued to perform onstage such as “Model Minority”, “Woman Warrior” and “A Language Of Our Own”. He made his TV debut in 1994 as a guest star on the pilot episode of comedy All-American Girl (1994). One year later, he got the part of “Ensign Harry Kim” on Star Trek: Voyager (1995) where he appeared on television regularly for 7 years. Later, in 1997, Wang was named one of People Magazine’s 50 most beautiful people in the world. Also E! Entertainment Television has named Garrett as one of the “20 Coolest Bachelors” in the country. His television experience also includes roles in a variety of movies including Flesh Suitcase (1995), Angry Cafe (1995), Ivory Tower (1998),Hundred Percent (1998), Demon Island (2002), among others.

 

Mar 26

SciFi Diner Conversations Ep. 245 – The Magnificent Seven, Star Wars Prequels and Spin-offs, and Obscure SciFi Shows You Need to Watch.

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SciFi Diner Conversations Ep. 245  – The Magnificent Seven, Star Wars Prequels and Spin-offs, and Obscure SciFi Shows You Need to Watch.

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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We are apart of the Chronic Rift Network of podcasts.

Tonight’s Diners: ScottMiles, and M.

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The SciFi Diner Podcast

A 2012 Parsec Finalist

Much of the conversation in tonight’s show revolves around the following news: Powers, the Interstellar Text Adventure Game, the Star Wars: The Force Awakens prequel comic, The Crow reboot, The Flash spin-off series The Magnificent Seven, Kate Mulgrew’s New Book and more.

Our SciFi Five In Five  is from Colin Taylor

Top Five Obscure Science Fiction Shows that You Should Probably Watch (or Watch Again)

  1. Quantum Leap (1989-1993) Scientist Sam Beckett finds himself trapped in time–“leaping” into the body of a different person in a different time period each week. [Scott Bakula, Dean Stockwell]
  2. SeaQuest DSV (1993-1996) In the early 21st century, mankind has colonized the oceans. The United Earth Oceans Organization enlists Captain Nathan Bridger and the submarine seaQuest DSV to keep the peace and explore the last frontier on Earth. [Roy Scheider, Jonathan Brandis, Don Franklin, Ted Raimi, Stacy Haiduk, Stephanie Beacham]
  3. The Lone Gunmen (2001) Spin-off of The X-Files featuring the trio of computer-hacking conspiracy geeks popularly known as The Lone Gunmen. Like a misguided Mission Impossible team, they embark on a series of comic adventures that simultaneously highlight their genius and ineptitude. [Bruce Harwood, Tom Braidwood, Dean Haglund, Zuleikha Robinson, Stephen Snedden]
  4. First Wave (1998-2001) Framed for murder and on the run, a former thief struggles to expose the vanguard of an alien invasion with the help of a conspiracy theorist and newly discovered prophecies of Nostradamus. [Sebastian Spence, Rob LaBelle, Roger R. Cross]
  5. Sliders (1995-2000) A boy genius and his comrades travel to different parallel universes, trying to find their way back home. [Jerry O’Connell, Kari Wuhrer, Sabrina Lloyd, John Rhys-Davies, Cleavant Derricks]


Sliders was a fantastic show, I loved watching that when it was on the sci-fi channel back in the day.

Mar 11

SciFi Diner Rewind Ep. 244 – Serenity: You’re Damaging My Calm

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SciFi Diner Rewind Ep. 244 – Serenity: You’re Damaging My Calm

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Tonight’s Diners: Scott, MilesM., Mike, and Christy

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Welcome to the SciFi Rewind: Serenity

Serenity is a 2005 American space western film written and directed byJoss Whedon. It is a continuation of Whedon’s short-lived 2002 Fox science fiction television series Firefly and stars the same cast, taking place after the events of the final episode. Set in 2517, Serenity is the story of the captain and crew of Serenity, a “Firefly-class” spaceship. The captain and first mate are veterans of the Unification War, having fought on the losing side. Their lives of petty crime are interrupted by a psychic passenger who harbors a dangerous secret.

The film was released in North America on September 30, 2005 byUniversal Pictures. It received generally positive reviews and was #2 during its opening weekend but it did not make back its budget until its home media release. Serenity won numerous awards, including the 2006 Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation.

Michael C. Dougherty

Michael C. Dougherty is a producer and director, known for Browncoats: Redemption(2010), Z*Con: Proof of Concept Film (2013) and Z*Con. He is married to Kelly Dougherty.

Mar 01

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

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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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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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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

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.

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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Email us at scifidinerpodcast@gmail.com or visit us on Twitter @scifidiner. Facebook Fan Page.

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We are apart of the Chronic Rift Network of podcasts.

Tonight’s Diners: ScottMiles, and M.

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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^)

 

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