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Jan 26

SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 124 – We Chat With John Mierau (Enemy Lines) and Chase Masterson (Deep Space Nine) and James Kerwin (Yesterday Was A Lie) About Their Upcoming Projects And How You Can Help!

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SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 124

We Chat With John Mierau (Enemy Lines) and

Chase Masterson (Deep Space Nine) and

James Kerwin (Yesterday Was A Lie) About

Their Upcoming Projects And How You Can Help!

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Music at the end of this week’s episode is the theme from The Misfits TV Show.

 

On the Menu Tonight:

Promos:

Our Chat with Chase Masterson and Jame Kerwin about R.U.R.

The filmmakers behind 2009’s award-winning noir feature film Yesterday Was a Lie (www.yesterdaywasalie.com) announce their next project: a film based on the classic Karel Capek play R.U.R.

Produced entirely by a non-profit arts organization, Yesterday Was a Lie earned 25 film festival awards (including over a dozen for Best Feature) and was listed among the Ten Best Films of the Year on the Festival Circuit by Film Threat. The visionary motion picture was picked up by Entertainment One and released in December 2009, followed by a DVD release in April 2010. (The film was also adapted into a graphic novel, and its critically acclaimed soundtrack is available from La-La Land Records.)

RUR

For their next project, writer/director James Kerwin and writer Andrew R. Deutsch return to a script on which they’ve been ruminating for years — a highly stylized adaption of R.U.R.

 

Helicon is presently in development on R.U.R. as a feature-length motion picture. In the meantime, we intend to produce this short “spin-off” film, focusing on some of the story’s supporting characters, to be released on the Internet as an introduction to the world we’re creating.

Actress Chase Masterson (Star Trek), who co-starred in Yesterday, is attached to play the lead in the short.

Written in 1919 — and decades ahead of its time — R.U.R. is a sharp commentary on progress, politics, and relationships, accurately predicting advances in biotechnology and setting the tone for future science fiction masterpieces like Metropolis and Blade Runner.

 

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Our Chat with John Mierau about Enemy  Lines in Print. 

From John:

My name is John Mierau. ENEMY LINES is a near-future adventure novel. It’s built on mystery, danger, a touch of humor, and exciting characters you will root for… but they won’t always win.

Now I want to make it available in ebook and Print. I created this IndieGoGo campaign to fund editing & cover illustration. 

UPDATE: [Dec. 28,2011]

Every funder, big and small, is proving they believe in ENEMY LINES & putting their money where their mouth is. If this campaign is fully funded…

ALL funders will be included in a random draw for a Kindle Fire & all my ebooks!

(shipping extra outside USA!)

My fiction is available as ebooks for the Amazon Kindle & also as unabridgedAudiobooks via iTunes, released as podcasts which have been downloaded over 400,000 times!

Like all authors, I’m worth exactly what you think I am…so I’ve made one of my most popular novellas, HARLAN’S WAKE, a *free* download on SmashwordsiBooks &Kindle. Please check out my work. I hope you’ll want more, & help me write more by supporting this project.

I’m an Indie author. That means that in three years, I’ve never made an advance on a novel. I WANT YOU to by my publisher. My Patron… and a HAPPY READER.

What’s ENEMY LINES about? Well now, that would be telling! In short, it’s a near-future adventure about conspiracies, spies and aliens-where the lines aren’t as clear as you think.  I don’t want to spoil it by saying more, but if you like hints, you can check out the Book Trailer, or the transmedia campaign I put together with some of the top audiobook and podcast fiction voice around: ENEMY LINES: Transmissions‘.

Here’s where *you* come in!

I’m an independant artist. I’ve never had an advance, a publicity budget or an editorial staff. I do everything myself or I have to find someone who can help. 

To me, IndieGoGo feels like the best way to reach out to my readers to fund what I’m creating *for* them. I don’t believe I need a publisher to commission beautiful covers and pay for editng and printing costs. That just drives up the cost for you, and the profits for another company.

What ENEMY LINES Needs & What You Get:

Please, crash-test my stories on your Kindle, iTunes & iBooks. Learn about ENEMY LINES via the video BOOK TRAILER & audio Transmissions‘. I hope that makes you a fan and an IndieGoGo supporter.

So what do you get? You crowd-source the release of ENEMY LINES, book 1, and you get me working, creating new words for you.

…but that’s not all, visit the link above to find out more!


Trivia:

Trivia Question: Name a TV show that Christopher Judge guest-starred in with another one of his co-stars before they all did Stargate SG-1 together.
Answer: MacGyver

Winner: David Hayes

The Prize: A signed Christopher Judge print

TV News:

TV THIS WEEK: Goodbye, Chuck! Hello, Touch and Spartacus! And more!

TV THIS WEEK: Goodbye, Chuck! Hello, Touch and Spartacus! And more!

After five seasons, Chuck bows out with a two-hour finale, while Starz premieres its new season of Spartacus: Vengeance and Fox gives us a taste of Touch.

Also, this week, the hunt is on for a child killer on Alcatraz, Aidan has vampire issues on Being Human, Bo hunts for stolen gems on Lost Girl, TAPS gets wet during a suken investigation on Ghost Hunters, Cyril gets promoted on Archer, Peter and the team looks for a girl who can see the future on Fringe, James Callis gets mysterious on Merlin, Paul’s powers develop in The Fades, things get hot in Miami thanks to Syfy’s Swamp Volcano, and Sidney hunts for dirt on Regina on Once Upon a Time.

Jewel Staite: Firefly’s Kaylee vs. Stargate’s Keller—who’d win?

Kaylee vs. Keller, the ultimate death match: Who wins?

That’s kinda like saying “My Little Pony vs. Simon from Alvin and the Chipmunks: Who wins?” But I think it’s safe to say Kaylee’s friends fight dirtier. So, Kaylee. (P.S.: They also have a cooler ship. I don’t care if it doesn’t go under water. Think Atlantis can pull a Crazy Ivan? I don’t frigging think so.)

Jewel Staite: Firefly's Kaylee vs. Stargate's Keller—who'd win?

 

Kaylee vs. Keller, the ultimate death match: Who wins?

That’s kinda like saying “My Little Pony vs. Simon from Alvin and the Chipmunks: Who wins?” But I think it’s safe to say Kaylee’s friends fight dirtier. So, Kaylee. (P.S.: They also have a cooler ship. I don’t care if it doesn’t go under water. Think Atlantis can pull a Crazy Ivan? I don’t frigging think so.)

Kaylee vs. Keller, the ultimate death match: Who wins?That’s kinda like saying “My Little Pony vs. Simon from Alvin and the Chipmunks: Who wins?” But I think it’s safe to say Kaylee’s friends fight dirtier. So, Kaylee. (P.S.: They also have a cooler ship. I don’t care if it doesn’t go

Kaylee vs. Keller, the ultimate death match: Who wins?

That’s kinda like saying “My Little Pony vs. Simon from Alvin and the Chipmunks: Who wins?” But I think it’s safe to say Kaylee’s friends fight dirtier. So, Kaylee. (P.S.: They also have a cooler ship. I don’t care if it doesn’t go under water. Think Atlantis can pull a Crazy Ivan? I don’t frigging think so.)

 

Podio Book News:

Children of the Gods.

New Episode.  Five hundred years after having been forced from the planet to escape annihilation, Terrans are thriving as they adapt to their new way of life, but an old threat looms once again.

Nearly forgotten with the long march of time, the Tarthet have returned to make their final desperate bid for our homeworld, Inexorably committed to taking a world they never expected to find inhabited in the first place, the xenophobic Tarthet are about to face the shock of their lives, for the Terrans are ready for the second encounter, and they will not be defeated so easily.

 

New Leviathan Chronicle episodes available for purchase.  The Rogue Plague & The WardFor both sides, it is a war they cannot lose, facing an enemy they cannot defeat, and for the Terrans, it is an encounter that will change their destiny forever.

Movie News:

Liam Neeson reveals he IS in The Dark Knight Rises

Liam Neeson reveals he IS in The Dark Knight Rises

For months now, we’ve all been wondering whether actor Liam Neeson was going to be in The Dark Knight Rises. With the actor playing coy—or rather, playing the ”comatose amnesiac patient” card regarding the fate of his character, Ra’s al Ghul—we almost never thought it would happen! Until we finally got to hear exactly what we wanted.

The actor has confirmed to showbizspy that he’s indeed back as Ra’s al Ghul in TDKR and that he had filmed some scenes. However, the Irish actor has no idea what’s really in store for his character:

“I can tell you nothing about Dark Knight Rises, seriously. I was on set for maybe an hour-and-a-half and the director didn’t tell me anything of what it’s about. So, I’m being very honest when I say I have no idea what’s going to happen.”

An hour and a half is a short time to film anything, making us think that perhaps we may only get to see Ra’s al Ghul in flashback scenes (after all, the character appeared to die in that spectacular train crash at the end of Batman Begins; try to get out of THAT alive) with his beloved daughter Talia al Ghul. (Joey King plays the character as a young girl, and Marion Cotillard as the older Talia.)

Neeson may also have some scenes with a younger Bane (Tom Hardy), or he may also appear in flashbacks about Bruce Wayne’s (Christian Bale) past with the man who was his former mentor.

No matter how he appears in TDKR, we’re really excited to have him back as Ra’s al Ghul. Are you?

The Dark Knight Rises will soar into theaters on July 20, 2012.

This Week in Star Trek:

Life After Trek Podcast Episode 17 Featuring Armin Shimerman

By Captain Pyke Life After Trek Podcast Episode 17 Featuring Armin Shimerman

We’re pleased to announce episode 17 of our “Life After Trek” podcast, featuring Armin Shimerman. We’ve been looking forward to talking to Armin since we launched Life After Trek. He was a fantastic interview and a true class act. In this episode we talk in great detail about Armin’s start in Hollywood, the stage, and dive deep into his past, present, and future work. For those of you who haven’t heard, Armin is also an author. Penning not only a Deep Space Nine novel about his loveable Ferengi alter ego (The 34th Rule, available in ebook & paperback), but also a science fiction series called “The Merchant Prince” (available hereborder=0). Armin is also working on a new film called the The Sublime and Beautiful, which we talked about last year, and is set to start filming this month.

Also look for Armin in Melbourne Australia, June 30th through July 1st, at the OZ Comic Con as well as Creation Entertainment’s Star Trek Convention Las Vegas August 9th through the 12th. If you’re an Aussie Trek fan, be sure to make the trip to Melbourne. Not only will Armin be a guest, but Patrick Stewart, Life After Trek alumni Jeffrey Combs, and Daniel Stewart will be in attendance. We would like to thank Armin for setting aside time to chat with us. Like I said before, he was an absolute pleasure and we know that you fans out there are really going to enjoy this episode.

Play Star Trek Online for Free, Starting Today!

By TrekNews

Play Star Trek Online Free

That’s right, today’s the day a lot of curious Trekkie-gamers have been waiting for. Star Trek Online, the popular MMORPG goes free-to-play, starting today, Tuesday, January 17th.

You can now download the game free at the official Star Trek Online website.

After Perfect World acquired Cryptic Studios back in August, it was first announced in September that the game would eventually go to a free-to-play model.

From Perfect World

Star Trek Online’s free-to-play launch has arrived! That’s right, you can PLAY NOW for FREE. For the first time ever on a truly massive scale, you take the Captain’s Chair and command your own ship and crew. Explore strange new worlds, seek out new life and new civilizations, and boldly go in this expanding vast universe. Download the game HERE and PLAY NOW.

To play for free, players must first register on the Perfect World website. If you’re already registered, you can proceed directly to the Star Trek Online download page and begin creating your character.

The blog Massively is holding a special online event throughout the day to welcome new and veteran captains to the game.

Watch the game’s new opening sequence below.

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