Slice of SciFi #53: Interview with Chase Masterson and James Kerwin

News Bytes:

  • Russell T. Davies applies ST:TNG experiences with historical references to the new Doctor Who
  • Stage version of “Young Frankenstein” in production
  • Comcast and Sony join forces to create on-demand channel dedicated to the horror/thriller genre

Movie Talk:

  • Update on 30 Days of Night production
  • The Rock’s new video game adaptation Spy Hunter film still in production

TV Talk:

Interview: Chase Masterson (Deep Space Nine), and James Kerwin talk about their new film project Yesterday Was A Lie, Chase’s musical endeavors, and more.

Future Talk: What’s Coming Up?

  • Remake of Near Dark being written
  • Bruce Campbell will be suiting up as Elvis again for Bubba Nosferatu

Listener comments: If you have any suggestions or comments, please let us know. We’ve got plenty of voicemail from fans to listen and respond to, but you’ll hear that in a fresh, separate show.


  1. Andrea says

    Please dont start changing this show because people complained about you having the ghost hunter people on.
    As you guys always say its your show you can do what you want so go ahead and do what you want. I personally would of never watched Ghost Hunters and listening to them on your show didn’t change my mind about it, but I dont care that you had them on. So go ahead and interview whomever you like. Anyway, great show Chase and James’s project sounds really interesting I’ll have to check it out.

  2. Arthur says

    According to Outpost Gallifrey ( ) the CBC won’t be showing Season 2 until sometime between the end of Hockey playoffs this summer and Autumn 2006 (when they might get a better audience). So it’s not just the US, it’s the whole continent pining for Season 2.

  3. mat says

    The Comcast thing sounded too good to be true. It sounded like both of us were confused. After looking this up, there will NOT be 1000 shows to choose from. From:

    “… will feature at least 20 films and some TV series, comprising 40 to 70-plus hours of programming. A quarter of the content will be changed every two weeks.”.

    Still thats a pretty good selection.


  4. Jeff says

    Great show. Always love it when Chase is on. By the way, where can we get her CD’s?

    Thanks for the podcasts!

  5. says

    There are 1000 horror/thriller movies for Comcast to draw from in the Sony/MGM library and the on-demand channel will feature approx 20 films and/or TV series per two week period on a rotating basis. Very similar to what is done with premium channel on-demand at the present time. But the 1000 number is accurate, however all 1000 will not be available at the same time. The Cable company will still control which 20 every two weeks will be running for their subscribers to pick from. That equals between 40 to 70 hours of different programming every two weeks. And with over 1000 films, miniseries’ and TV programs to rotate through, that is a lot of weeks, which does not include repeat rotations.

    When the other specialty channels come into play Comcast/Sony will have 7,500 movies and 150,000 TV episodes/miniseries’ to rotate through. That’s a ton of viewing.