Slice of SciFi #60: Voicemail Show

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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!

  • Jack Mangan and Charlie the Beer Guy hang out in studio during this show
  • Angelslave in Pawtucket loves the show
  • Thomas from Flagstaff falls deeper and deeper into the books and movies we talk about on all our shows
  • Eric from Orange County clears up Mark From Memphis’ acronyms
  • Mark From Memphis makes up for lost time in submitting voicemails
  • Evo has instructions for viewers of the “Snakes on a Plane” trailer
  • Ed from Texas insists that Evo confess to rigging the Trivia he aced
  • Les from The Signal is now hooked on Killer Bunnies
  • Michael in Nashville comments on the new Star Wars DVDs to be released
  • Andrea with more suggestions on reeling in more women viewers to the new “Doctor Who”
  • Paul from Des Moines has issues with WWE being called “soap operas for men”
  • New listener has an issue with X-Men 3 being called “good” by Michael and Evo
  • Mark from NJ thinks that “Angels & Demons” will be a better movie that “The Da Vinci Code”
  • Darryl from Austin wants tell folks more about “The Dresden Files”
  • Doug from The Back 40 on the “Red vs Blue” characters, X-Men 3, and playing “Soul Blade” on the Playstation
  • Dave from NE Browncoats with the newest updates on the June 23, 2006 Serenity Charity screenings (32 screenings so far)

Submitting Listener comments: If you have any suggestions or comments, please let us know. You can call our Voicemail Number, 206-339-TREK, or email Michael with a comment you’ve recorded yourself!


  1. Paul From Des Moines says:

    For the record, I can’t stand WWE. I was forced to watch it Sophmore year when my roomate was obsesed with it. You couldn’t hear it in the show (evo was talking over it) but I disclaimed any ‘truth’ behind my feelings on that. Can’t stand it.

  2. Please make Darryl from Austin a Frogger bumper- that would amuse me. Also I am definitely excited about the Dresden files.

  3. Paul, sweetie…

    I think people could *see* the sarcasm dripping from your words while that message was playing :)

  4. Grahame from the UK says:

    I’ve not listened to this episode yet, nor the Wingin’it (can’t download them – ANYBODY have another link for them, please?).

    But, I’ve just found Samuel L taking about snakes on the MTV awards: Well worth a blast.

    Stay shiny.

  5. Brian from Winnipeg... says:

    Summer, after your impassioned comments about CLV/CAV Laserdiscs, I had hoped you would have something similar to say about Anamorphic Widescreen. I am losing confidence in your video-geekiness. :-) Here’s my take on it:

    Old style widescreen DVDs encoded the black letterbox bars as part of the video, wasting 25% of the available pixels. On a low resolution narrow screen, that isn’t a problem. On high resolution wide screen, you lose valuable resolution, and you need to use an extra digital zoom. If you have a large HDTV, this looks pretty bad.

    Almost every widescreen DVD released since about 2000 has used “Anamorphic Widescreen” (a.k.a. “Enhanced for Widescreen Televisions”). This takes the same 720×480 pixels and makes them represent a 16:9 widescreen image (instead of a 4:3 narrow image). That’s why it’s called “Anamorhic” (Latin for “out of shape”). It looks *far* better on most widescreen displays. If you have a narrow TV, your DVD player will add the letterbox box bars. Your DVDs will still be displayed in correct aspect ratio (i.e. they won’t be “stretched”) — it’s just a question of resolution and picture quality.

    If LucasFilm releases the original Star Wars trilogy using old style widescreen, I think a lot of people will be disappointed with how it looks.

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