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Geekomancer Under Glass — Spring 2014 Pilots

21 Apr The After

We’re solidly into the Spring 2014 TV season now in the US, so I’ve watched a few pilots, SF/F and other, to share my thoughts with you all, the Skiffy and Fanty readership. I’ve avoided all but the most basic spoilers, since all three of these shows employ the Fifth Act Twist.

The 100

The 100, adapted from the novel of the same name by author Kass Morgan, is another entry in the CW’s effort to become the new Sci-Fi channel. Just as there was a rush of YA SF/F literature, it only makes sense that there would be a corresponding wave of YA SF/F television, and here we are.

97 years after a devastating nuclear war, life support is running out on the Ark, a hodgepodge mega-space-station cobbled together when the surface world got all toasty. In an effort to buy more time for the grown-ups, and to see if the surface is habitable, 100 juvenile inmates are dropped back to the surface, despite the fact that as far as the people on the station know, the surface is supposed to still be lethally radioactive.

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#17 — Babylon 5 Re-Watch (S1D4: Eps. 13-16) — A Shoot the WISB Subcast w/ Jamie Wyman & Erika Ensign

19 Mar

Maniacal colonels, space boxing, and wandering archaeologists, oh my! Mike, Paul, Shaun, and special guests, Jamie Wyman and Erika Ensign, offer their thoughts on episodes 13-16 from Season One of Babylon 5 in our fourth ever re-watch session.

We also really want to hear what you think!  So feel free to watch along with us!  Next month:  the fifth disc of the Season One box set!

Spoiler Alert:  the following podcast contains spoilers for the film being reviewed; if you wish to see the film without having it ruined for you, download this podcast and save it for later.

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#15 — Babylon 5 Re-Watch (S1D3: Eps. 9-12) — A Shoot the WISB Discussion

26 Feb

Genocidal maniacs, unions, and aliens above the law, oh my! Mike, Paul, and Shaun offer their thoughts on episodes 9-12 of Babylon 5 in our third ever re-watch session.

We also really want to hear what you think!  So feel free to watch along with us!  Next up, the fourth disc of the Season One box set!

Spoiler Alert:  the following podcast contains spoilers for the film being reviewed; if you wish to see the film without having it ruined for you, download this podcast and save it for later.

Babylon 5 Logo

Download the episode here.


Show notes (info about our contributors can be found on the about page):

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189. Our Favorite Things from 2013 (A Roundtable Discussion)

27 Jan

Books, movies, TV, and more, oh my!  In a fit of profound genius, most of the crew got together to discuss all the lovely stuff they read, viewed, and experienced in 2013.

We hope you enjoy the episode!

Note:  If you have iTunes and like this show, please give us a review on our iTunes page, or feel free to email us with your thoughts about the show!

Here’s the episode (show notes are below):

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#13 — Babylon 5 Re-Watch (S1D2: Eps. 5-8) — A Shoot the WISB Discussion

23 Jan

Assassins, space racists, secret pasts, and alien politics, oh my! Mike, Paul, Shaun, and Stina offer their thoughts on episodes 5-8 of Babylon 5 in our second ever re-watch session.

We also really want to hear what you think!  So feel free to watch along with us!  Next up, the third disc of the Season One box set!

Spoiler Alert:  the following podcast contains spoilers for the film being reviewed; if you wish to see the film without having it ruined for you, download this podcast and save it for later.

Babylon 5 Logo

Download the episode here.

Show notes (info about our contributors can be found on the about page):

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