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Scifi Diner Podcast Ep. 21 – Our Pre-Shore Leave 31 Interview with Mike Schilling; Torchwood, District 9, and More!


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Tonight’s agenda: Shore-Leave 31

Show News:

  • Our apologies for the glitches with episode 20 – we truly believe half of it was abducted by aliens.
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Trivia Question for this next week:

For our trivia question this week:

What tv show spawned the first scifi convention and when was the first convention held? Call (206) 600-4824, e-mail, or contact Scott and Miles on Twitter with your answers!

Last week’s trivia winner:

Who is the Disney actor who played young Simon Tam in the Firefly episode Ariel?

Zack Efron was the answer. Congratulations to Larry Myers and Matt Mathers who answered it correctly.

Sucks to you Herne for not giving us your address.  We kept your prize and ate it. 8^)

SciFi News:

  • True Blood started to rave reviews from fans.
  • Terminator Salvation’ tops $300M in its hunt to beat Star Trek. Star Trek foreign: $122.2M. $239.4M domestic tally,  361.6 total: Star Trek remains a little over $40M ahead of Terminator Salvation. Terminator Salvation still to be released in Mexico (July 31) it may yet overtake Star Trek’s total gross when both film’s theatrical releases are done. Predictions that Terminator Salvation will catch Star Trek must, of course, factor in this week’s looming wide release of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.
  • Ron D. Moore’s Virtuality, the upcoming Fox sci-fi “movie” that began life as a series pilot, centers on the starship Phaeton, which is on a 10-year mission to a distant star, and its troubled crew, who make use of “virtual reality modules” to stave off boredom and psychological issues on the way.

The Main Meal:

Today we interview  Mike Schilling from Shore-Leave 31, the upcoming fan run convention in Hunt Valley, Maryland.  He shares how he got into the genre, the history of Shore Leave, and what we can expect this year.  We’ve listed some of the highlights below.  If you are interested in attending Shore Leave or finding out more about it, please visit their site. Some of the Shore Leave Guests:

Jason Momoa

  • Stargate: Extinction (2009) – Ronan
  • The Game: A spin-off of “Girlfriends” featuring a group of women who all have relationships with professional football players. – plays Roman

Rachel Luttrell

  • Stargate: Extinction (2009) Tehla

Robert Picardo

  • Stargate: Extinction (2009) (V) (pre-production) …. Richard Woolsey
  • Legends of Nethiah: The Nameless (2011) (post-production) …. Sir Hanif
  • Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey (2009) (post-production) (voice) …. Milton
  • Trail of Blood (2009) (post-production) …. Agent Weston
  • Confined (2009) (post-production) …. Maddoxx

Christopher Heyerdahl

  • The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009) (post-production) …. Marcus
  • “Supernatural” …. Alastair (3 episodes, 2009)
  • “Stargate: Atlantis” …. Todd the Wraith / … (22 episodes, 2004-2009)
  • “Sanctuary” …. Bigfoot / … (10 episodes, 2008-2009)
  • “Smallville” …. Zor-El (2 episodes, 2007)

Vanessa Angel

  • “Stargate SG-1″ …. Anise / … (3 episodes, 2000)

Miracle Laurie

  • “Dollhouse” …. Mellie / … (10 episodes, 2009)
  • “Medical Investigation” …. Veronica (1 episode, 2004)

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