Slice of SciFi #55: 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!

  • Saturday, May 6, 2006: Free Comic Book Day! Go to Atomic Comics in the Phoenix area for your fix
  • Michael in Nashville reiterates his comments on the new Doctor Who
  • Mark in St Louis has questions about the Shatner DVD Club
  • Darryl from Austin presents evidence proving Evo is a geek
  • Michael in Nashville loves the recent interviews we’ve done
  • Paul from Balticon Podcast on the name of Underdog’s girlfriend
  • Michael in Nashville on Doctor Who again
  • Dani in NC comments on “The Initiation of Sarah”
  • Brian in CA talks about the differences between the “V for Vendetta” comic and movie
  • comment on the older version of the emotion reader gadget
  • Grant from Australia comments on an updated remake of “Captain Scarlet”
  • Murray from Brisbane reporting on a “Serenity” special screening
  • Murray from Brisbane comments on the original Star Wars versions
  • Summer and Mike briefly geek on laserdisc formats
  • Mark in St Louis blames us for getting him addicted to the new Galactica
  • David from the NE Browncoats on the “Can’t Stop Serenity” national charity screenings on June 23, 2006

Submitting Listener comments: If you have any suggestions or comments, please let us know. You can call, or email Michael with a comment you’ve recorded yourself!


  1. says

    The Australian fanbase?

    I’ll take a guess as an ex-pat Aussie, and throw a few irons into the fire.

    Unless it’s changed recently (since I moved out to the US two years ago), Aussie broadband users still suffer ‘transfer caps’. For a lot of cash they get a smaller amount of transfer per month, then get hammered with ‘overage’ charges.

    Now Mike, and it’s your time to shine, you pack these shows into a quality feed, for a pretty small footprint (transfer wise). Couple that with a great show, great connectivity, and those Aussies are looking at a great product, that doesn’t break the budget.

    Given the poor local content (again, looking back two years), Slice, and the rest, are a great investment each week – for those guys and gals that sometimes have to check their ‘alloted amount of transfer’ each month.

    Having said that, I hope it’s changed for my far-away brethren, and they enjoy the wonders of US equivalent broadband.

    Heck, I’ll still give my ‘thigh hugging man-love’ for Mike, that I can direct download an hour show in around 3 minutes via Comcast here in sunny Washington State.

  2. says

    Thank goodness there’s still some love for the laserdisc format. There’s still a ton of stuff out there that may never make it to DVD, including supplemental material from many titles that have made the jump.

    While I’m pleased to see the unaltered Star Wars trilogy come to DVD, I’ll continue to hold on to my lasers for the supplements that won’t likely be on the September release.

  3. says

    Hi guysm rather than voice mail, I will text this one. .but to answer your question why so many peope in Australia listen to your show.

    I few reasons:

    *we DONT HAVE SCI FI CHANNEL.. and what VERY little cable we have totally sucks.. it only has sport, and crap old movies its really bad and expenise, and most people cant get it anyway.

    * we DONT have broadband!! Most of us are lucky to have dial up. let alone a 256k or a 512k connection. And those that can get a 512K connection pay very big $$$’s for it. We are 10 years behind the US in terms of high speed internet connection.

    * our local TV sucks. we have 5 TV stations accross the nation, that show nothing but crap, no sci fi, no Battle Star, no Star Trek, nothing. ITS juts quiz shows, and reality TV, its rubbish.

    Thus we are SCI FI Starved here, we order many DVDs from overseas just to keep our weekly fill of SCI FI, we cant rely on the net to give us shows cause our trickle band internet is too slow!! Thus we love shows like yours that keep us going, and we dream of 10 MB internet connections and having the SCI FI channel.

  4. says

    Grant, et al from Australia…. those are reasons why we are here for you and others across the globe.

    But don’t forget about us once your locations get all those fancy bells and whistles that allow for better TV, movies and web downloading at reasonable prices. Don’t discard us like a worn out lover…. ๐Ÿ˜‰


  5. grant burton says

    we wont be getting any better TV or broadband.. so you are stuck with us SAM :)