Slice of SciFi #52: Voicemail Show

This show is for you! We’re receiving so much voicemail and email feedback commentary that it just won’t fit in one show anymore. But that’s okay… Keep it coming!

  • Mark from Memphis comments on “Life on Mars”, Cablevision’s server-based TiVo recording
  • Big Mac wonders about Dr Who’s attitude, and loves Billie Piper
  • John in Seattle double-checks Evo’s geek status
  • Isaac in KC grumbles about “Ghost Hunters” relationship to scifi
  • Bruce from Ellicot City comments on LOST, and laments over “Space: Above and Beyond”‘s early demise
  • Fred wonders what the ladies like
  • Ben from NC on science fiction
  • Tom from Wake Forest appreciated the Wonder Twins geekery, and on what he went through to catch up on SoSF and B5 Podcast
  • Rapid Eye from Carolina muses on The Worst of SciFi
  • DBI Jose from Costa Mesa on the definition of science fiction
  • Marshall from Coeur d’Alene ID with scifi webzine suggestions, Mech Muse Audio Magazine and Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show
  • Dave from MA muses on why a Firefly class ship showed up in BSG
  • Radik in Syracuse on the difference between upstaters and NYC folks
  • David in MA on a video version of Slice of SciFi show
  • Les from The Signal comments on consumer content options
  • Darryl from Austin explains Red Dwarf
  • Toxic Broth from NY NY revisits the season 2 Galactica finale and crossover to our Earth
  • Mario from Madrid/Mexico comments on petabytes and exabytes
  • Mario again comments on the new Dr Who, and asks about the UK definition of seasons
  • Anthony from Denver on Prison Break/BSG shared actor
  • Josh from OR defends the new Galactica
  • John in Minneapolis muses on a possible BSG direction
  • Bruce from Ellicott City on SciFi Channel’s Dark Kingdom
  • Kerry in Bentonville on video on demand concepts
  • Phil from the UK recommends continuing with Dr Who
  • Faye from AL grumbles about finally catching Dr Who, but it was in French

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  1. says

    Non-subscription based DVRs:

    Yep, there are such things, I own one. It’s a Pioneer machine that has an 80GB harddrive as well as being able to burn DVD-R/RW. You can record andd watch at the same time, it has the ability to communicate with your cable/satellite/other boxes so you can access the listings to help set up your recording.

    I’d imagine this isn’t as slick as what you could probably do with a subscription-based DVR (like TiVo), I can’t tell it to record all showings of “BSG” for example, I’d have to find the correct time and set it up that way.

    However, this beats the utter piss out of a VHS – may you R.I.P. you outdated, crappy piece of technology!

  2. Seth in Oregon says

    Razorbacks… Evo, Razorbacks…

    Sorry… I’m a former Arkansan…

    Fun Show!

  3. Big Mack says

    Coeur d’Alene is in Idaho….. Louisiana!!! he he he New Jersey Edu-makated Summer?

    heh heh heh

  4. Tony says

    Hey Joe,

    I have a Panasonic DVD recorder with an 80GB hard drive. It allows me to schedule and record all of my favorite shows.