Slice of SciFi #55: Interview with James Farr (“Xombie”)

News Bytes:

  • Crispin Glover is not in consideration for the next Joker
  • SCI-FI to SCI-FACT: Man and Machine combine to improve vision for soldiers
  • NBC Universal and SogeCable team up to bring SciFi Channel to Spain

Movie Talk: Brendan Fraser to star in Journey to the Center of the Earth remake

Slice of Trivia

TV Talk: SciFi Channel has given the go-ahead for Caprica, a prequel series to the strong Battlestar Galactica to be headed up by Ronald D. Moore, David Eick and Remi Aubuchon (“24″).

Interview: James Farr, creator of the wildly popular online animated series Xombie, stops to chat about his project, and to give us some news about future plans and expansions into other media forms.

Future Talk: What’s Coming Up?

  • Dan O’Bannon’s new project They Bite in development
  • Josh Kline has plans to bring the anime classic Starblazers to the big screen

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.

See you in a week with fresh, new content!


  1. says


    A few dozen? Count me as one. When James mentioned 13 million downloads, I was wondering where the hell I’ve been for the past three years. When it was mentioned in the Slice news I immediately went and checked it out – and *loved it*. How I missed this thing is so far beyond me I’m almost questioning my existance.

    A few days ago I sat my 6 year old down in front of the computer and played the first two episodes for her.

    By the end of the second episode she was a fan too. She loves it. The zombie hand in Cerebus’s face during the car chase was a big hit. :) She also loves ‘Fosters’ and ‘Billy and Mandy’ so I suppose it’s a natural progression.

    She was a little odd about the Xombie thing at first, but once she saw Dirge as a caring and wholesome ‘person’ she was fine with the rest.

    Oh yeah.. and ‘Dead Can Dance’ music? Excellent.

    If you drop by the comment area here, I wish you continued success. As for t-shirts don’t forget the kid’s sizes – it’s go great with my kid’s Ramone’s shirt. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. says

    It’s a good thing nobody set up wagering, because I would have bet $50 that Mike would have been the first one to call him “Jamie Farr.”

  3. says

    I may have to relisten, but I believe this was the show where Evo stated that he has never seen “Star Blazers!” Evo, you are no longer my hero, but Summer IS! Actually, she was already, but I digress.

    Star Blazers was the first Japanese TV show that turned me on to what that country had to offer as far as comic books and televion. While I have not seen anything that even comes close to Akira from Japan, Star Blazers was a great show that helped shape my love for sci-fi while in junior high.