Slice of SciFi #34: Contest-mania!

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This week, Michael, Evo and Summer talk about a cool SciFi Channel contest, an MST3K giveaway, a Narnia prop contest, plus all of your favorite TV and movie news!

Contest News! You’ve got your pick of contests to enter this week! We’ve got a SciFi Channel iPod to giveaway to promote “The Triangle”, we’ve got 3 MST3K DVD sets to giveaway, and an actual prop from The Chronicles of Narnia!

Be sure to follow the instructions for each of the contests carefully!

News Bytes:

  • ENTERPRISE J – A New RPG Fan Site
  • Ellison named Grand Master, will be honored during Nebula Awards weekend, hosted by LepreCon Inc (not CASFS as I said on the air)
  • New Villain For Bond?

Movie Talk: The next Milla Jovovich vehicle, Ultraviolet, takes the name of a noted BBC vampire miniseries and mixes vampire themes from several sources. Scheduled release date is late 2006 or early 2007.

TV Talk: Slice of SciFi Editorial: The Casualties of War (Ratings War, that is). With all of the major network scifi offerings either biting the dust or not being given a chance, all we can do now is wait for the new episodes of SciFi Channel’s Friday lineup to begin anew in January.

SciFi Trivia: Listen to the gang try to guess the source of 3 movie and tv clips.

What’s Coming Up in the Future: Ang Lee contemplates a prequel to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; only The Shadow knows why we’re getting a Scary Movie 4. Carmen Electra and Chris Elliot tapped to star.

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See you in a week with fresh, new content!

Comments

  1. Are the contests open to people out of the USA?

  2. Yes, as far as we know all our listeners anywhere in the world are eligible……EXCEPT those who work for any of the networks and companies involved, which includes all staff members of Slice of SciFi.

  3. One of the ads you ran during the show was for a project that reads Project Gutenberg books (public domain) and puts them into digital audio format. Between the sucky headphones, the guy’s accent, and low bitrate MP3 – I couldn’t catch the URL of the project.

    The ad comes on around 5 minutes into the Podcast, if that helps.

    Can you guys provide a link?

    Thanks, and keep up the awesome work!!!

  4. The Triangle was weak. I didn’t like the feel good ending and everybody “not doing anything” at the climax.

  5. I’d have to agree with im_red. It had a very strong start, a very weak middle, and a typically formulated ending.

    But, it was still pretty good “middle of the week” entertainment, but nothing I would watch over again.

    Lou Diamond Phillips did better-than-usual acting in this one, but Eric Stoltz just kind of waltzed through 3/4 of the miniseries. Sam Neill was great as always, and Bell still looked hot even without makeup and her hair all pulled back.

    On the Uncle Sam scale of 1 to 5 I give it a 2.

  6. Sean Safron says:

    I found the URL for the Project Gutenberg Audio Recording website. It is http://librivox.org/

  7. Thank-you Uncle Sam. I was trying my damndest to find out what the URL was. Me thinks they need to spell out their address in the promo.

  8. Thanks Timothy Pilgrim, but Kudos goes to Sean for posting that URL.