Slice of SciFi #57: 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!

  • Mad Sumo wants to get his band’s podsafe song into Snakes on a Plane! — Vote for them!
  • Liam on the original Star Wars coming out on DVD
  • John from KC on a pay-per-view scifi channels, and the discussion that idea spawned
  • comment on lame mutant super powers
  • author Maggie Bonham on the quality of Clash of the Titans
  • Beastmaster, Clash of the Titans and other cheesy late night fan favorites
  • Michael in Nashville on SciFi Channel’s Law & Order SVU broadcast
  • comments on drooling while using the tongue for 360-degree vision
  • Ben from Chapel Hill on the Shatner DVD Club: where are my discs?
  • Enormous from Australia on splitting the shows up
  • Mario from Madrid on bad scifi movies, live broadcasting, and bad puns
  • Mario from Madrid with multilingual “Snakes on a Plane!” utterances
  • Bleddyn lets us know that Julian May has an entertaining bad guy main character series, but it might not translate to screen
  • Anna in Washington on artists and CS Lewis
  • where’s the Bad Wolf reference in the latest Doctor Who?
  • John in Saratoga Springs on Torchwood references in Doctor Who, and the spinoff
  • Michael in Nashville with more on the new Doctor Who
  • Edkas and his wife now love the new Doctor Who
  • Mark from Wilmington NC with a potential positive Surface update
  • John from Australia wants to see The Abyss in a 3-D format
  • Mike in Mass on Michael and Evo without Summer around to snap the whip
  • Enormous in Australia on the new surge for 3-D movies
  • Dave from NE Browncoats with new updates on the “Can’t Stop Serenity” national charity screenings on June 23, 2006
  • Bill from Ottawa wonders if there might be a story similarity between the new BSG and the old “V” miniseries
  • KnitWitch on possible Star Trek XI plotlines
  • Paul from Des Moines on “Caprica” series, and the Adama family’s Cylon implications
  • Tim from NC on “Caprica”, and he wants to know about the other 11 Colonies
  • The Geek in VA on Adama and “Caprica”
  • Ari from Boston on “Caprica”
  • Andrea in Traffic also bashes Clash of the Titans
  • Fireball Brady confirms that Evo is a geek

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. Scott says

    Evo: regarding Paul’s voicemail on Adama’s father in BSG… I believe Paul said he was a “civil liberties lawyer,” not “civil lawyer.” Big difference, and it makes his point much more relevant.

  2. Shane says

    I was a bit pissed off that Scifi Channel was running Law and Order SUV as well!! My wife was watching it, and I thought that USA network (same company as Scifi) had accidently used the wrong station logo. Other than Scifi Fridays, Scifi Channel is lacking more and more over the years!! As Michael or Evo said, they need some classic scifi on the station. As for Showtime Beyond. I had a 6 months free Showtime deal, and that was one of the stations on my cable. I enjoyed it as an alternate. It wasn’t really Scifi, but cultish stuff. More horror, anime and soft porn believe it or not. There were some rare gems, but a lot of junk. It did introduce me to one anime that I now adore – Dirty Pair.

  3. John Crayon says

    Can we please have a separate podcast for the voicemail? I’m not really interested in the main Slice-of-SciFi feed and would prefer to save 40MB of download each week by only downloading the voicemail section :-)


  4. says

    Maggie’s voicemail & you guys’ responses were absolutely hilarious. I have to agree with Maggie on Clash of the Titans – just didn’t do anything for me at all. And Maggie, I’m in Colorado too and still haven’t met Jimmy yet either. But I hope to see you as a featured author at a Denver StarFest Con some time in future!

  5. Kaiser says

    I agree that the theatrical version of the Abyss is better overall. Not only is the ending in the extended version a little preachy for my taste, but I think the NTI’s (aliens?) morality seems a bit flawed. So they are so heartbroken about the fact that we have nuclear weapons that they threaten to destroy half our population with a massive tsunami? Sure.

    Also, while the tidal wave effects are pretty cool, those scenes with the news reporter feel like a different movie. Much of the appeal of the movie for me comes from the claustrophobic isolation the characters have to endure, separated from the surface. The “disaster-flick” scenes that were added feel too sunny and too populated, even for the end of the movie.

    Just my thoughts.