Slice of SciFi #74: Chat with George Hrab

George Hrab We met musician and science geek George Hrab at this year’s Dragon*Con, thanks to Derek and Swoopy of Skepticality… we may never be the same again.

News Bytes:

  • George Lucas pushing to get video game and reissued Star Wars toys to market
  • Sony has purchased Grouper video to increase online vid presence
  • “The A-Team” being revamped for the CW Network by Tom Wheeler

MovieTalk: The Original Godzilla is finding new fans and new life from the long-awaited DVD release. The 1954 classic Gojira is now able to retell it’s environmental message.

Doug’s Slice of Trivia

TV Talk: NBC has given the go-ahead for “Isla Du Sol”, which is described as an SF mystery/adventure, detailing the story of a woman who travels to a mysterious Brazilian island to fulfull a dying aunt’s last wish but uncovers a hidden past she never knew.

Interview: This week, the talented George Hrab joins Michael and Evo in the Dragon*Con party suite. He’s a musician, a science geek and stunt nudist. He performed live during Wingin’ It #75, and talks about a wide range of topics.

Future Talk: What’s Coming Up?
Zach Helm has penned a fantasy/comedy, Stranger than Fiction, that will star Will Ferrell, Emma Thompson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Tom Hulce, Dustin Hoffman and Queen Latifah. The main character can overhear thoughts, and begins to suffer from paranoia as he hears many plots of fatal demise being planned by a novelist who’s fictional character has the same name as his.

Listener comments: If you have any suggestions or comments, please let us know.


  1. says

    Hey guys, what’s up with the Geek Wedding promo??? I went to but it’s just a generic wedding site that says the geekwedding domain is for sale…

    Did they get their own domain wrong in their promo?

  2. ZorPrime says

    Thanks for the “Gojira” DVD news. The uncut original was actually screened at the Kennedy Center here in DC last year. The environmental message of the original was mentioned again and again in other Godzilla films, but was mostly background noise for the rubber-suited monster battles. However, I did enjoy Gojira thrashing the American Godzilla in the recent “Final Wars” film.