Slice of SciFi #19: The Brobdingnagian Bards

On This Week’s Show: Marc Gunn of The Brobdingnagian Bards chats about filk and what inspires their creativity. Check out The Bards on the web, and pay close attention… you might win a CD!

Brobdingnag_Fairy_Tales-200The News This Week:

  • Hey! We Won a Podcast Award! You Like Us! You Really Really Like Us!
  • We have three Highlander movie projects in the works, not just one. Please… make it stop.
  • Lucas unveils plans for Star Wars TV project
  • Sony Pictures ordered to pay restitution for fake movie reviewer raves
  • Star Trek: Lexington fan film announces plans for upcoming episodes, as well as calls to fill cast and crew positions
  • Commentary: Network television may be catching a clue from the cable networks by finally jumping on the scifi bandwagon

Other Topics:

  • Peter Jackson can’t get enough King Kong
  • This past spring, Fathom was renamed Surface, but we’re still waiting to hear some inside scoops
  • We’ve got listener emails!!

If you have any suggestions or comments, please let us know.

See you in a week with fresh, new content!


  1. Snipes says

    Great show guys. Since you asked, ‘Dr. Who’ is on BBC1 here in the Uk. BBC1 doesn’t have breaks during shows, at all.

  2. says

    Contest Clarification:

    Your task, should you choose to accept it, is to figure out the original source for the song played on the air.

    It’s not as easy as you might think…

  3. Magess says

    Australia doesn’t look -that- much smaller than the US. It’s entirely possible that he’s going to come to the US to see more… desert.

  4. says

    OK – so I haven’t listened to this week’s show yet, but I was excited to see that Mark Gunn was on and now I’m so stoked to listen! I listen to the Celtic Music News podcast and have heard Mark’s promo for Celtic Music mp3 magazine (which I tried to subscribe to but the service was down – note to self: go subscribe). Anyway! I’m sure it’s great as usual!!


  5. Grant Burton says

    Summer: Australia is actaully the same size as Australia , we just have more desert than you guys…. but we wouldnt know it, as we dont live in the desert, we just all hang on the coast and bushland.

    EVO: Dr who in Australia (on the ABC, Australian Broadcast Corp) shows all of DR who in 54 min blocks, and there are no ad breaks, or any ads of a commerical kind on the ABC period. However we have no SCI Fi channel, slow broadband, and any sci fi shows we do get, are shown at midnight with ads (unless its dr who).

    FIREFLY Question for summer: Is it true that Joss can not make any Tv series of Firefly due a standing contract with Fox studios? This is why he is only going to make movies?

  6. says

    You are welcome.

    My freaking fingers a tired of clicking email vote links. I claim personal responsability for your winning.

  7. BeeBot says

    Highlander 19 the movie?

    I’m not surprised, Hollywood seems to have totally run out of original ideas. I think that’s why we are seeing remakes of remakes, and remakes of TV shows and more remakes.

    It would be nice if they would look for some new screenwriting blood. Hey, why not make Earthcore into a movie?


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