Slice of SciFi #75: Voicemail Show

This is the show for our fans and listeners! 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!

Michael, Summer, Jack Mangan and Charlie the Beer Guy tackle the voicemails this week!

  • Tony in MN comments on BSG
  • Steven in Calgary says Myth TV is better than TiVo (thanks chatroom for the assist!)
  • Chad in Concord with non-gory horror movies
  • Scott from Tucson on humming the BSG theme
  • Joel from CA on The Others
  • Enormous from Australia says Bigpond is not all that great
  • Brian from Chicago comments on a VM71 caller comment
  • Neutrino from NJ on Robocop vs Terminator
  • Scott from Tucson on SG-1 200th ep
  • Ben from Chapel Hill on “Six Degrees” by JJ Abrams
  • Neutrino from NJ on “Six Degrees”
  • Tom in Wake Forest on On Demand sans ads
  • Ari in Boston on Direct TV ads in shows
  • Gabriel in LA on “Chrysalis” (Babylon Podcast comment!!)
  • YouTube has BSG webisodes for International viewers
  • Bruce from Ellicott City lists Blair Witch as non-gory scary
  • Brad P in NJ on doesn’t want to hear us talk any BSG yet
  • Enormous on BSG in Australia is only at season 2.0, so we should hush
  • John in Saratoga Spgs on the BSG webisodes
  • another comment on BSG webisodes
  • Michael in Nashville on content delivery
  • Don’t encourage Fox with bad ideas
  • The Governator weighs in
  • Greeking is false branding
  • Sean Farrell on horror movies sans gore
  • Joel from CA asks to have the interviews sent out as separate feeds
  • Marc Bailey from Greywolf on preventing people from talking about TV shows
  • Neutrino from NJ on Jericho
  • Naked women parading sponsor placards

Submitting Listener comments: If you have any suggestions or comments, please let us know. You can now leave a voicemail comment in the comments section of the show, or call, or email Michael with a comment you’ve recorded yourself!


  1. Michael Mennega says

    Thanks for the info. This looks interesting and worth some follow up. Course, if we give it too much attention it may go the way of other technologies that met up with the legal team for the ad guys.

  2. says

    I don’t know if you guys will do anything with this but…

    ReplayTV is by no means dead. I own one and I bought it about two years ago.

    CompUSA still sells them for about $50 for an 80 hour unit. That’s pretty cheap, but my last TiVo 80 hour was only $80.

    I can’t say for sure if it still has the feature that skips commercials automatically, but it still has the 30 second fast forward. Of course TiVo has a 30 FF too, you just have to use the special handshake to activate it.

    All that said, I would imagine that if the “suits” have their way, all those devices will have the feature to delete shows when the “suits” say so instead of when we want to. MythTV, being open source, will probably not be obliged to do this and will be the only DVR option that will allow you to keep stuff you record for as long as “you” want to and not the suits.

    The way things are going here, I’m moving further and further away from broadcast television and closer to IPTV (Video Podcasts) and other content like Slice. If I want to watch a show like BSG, then I’ll pay for them on iTunes. So long as they don’t delete the download after 3 days! (I can’t see that happening since we are paying for the show… you never know though…)

  3. says

    I’d just like to say that I thought that Frank Miller’s Robocop vs. Terminator comic was very well done. I haven’t read it recently, but I really enjoyed it back it ’92 when it came out.

    From what I can remember a human is sent back from the Terminator Future to destroy RoboCop, and three terminators are sent back to protect him. RoboCop learns that the technology used to create him will eventually lead to the creation of Skynet and he tries to stop it from happening.

    I don’t think it was just a case of throwing any two things together. Dark Horse had been publishing Terminator comics since at least 1990, and Frank Miller had a good level of familiarity with RoboCop, having written the original screenplays for RoboCop 2 and 3, which were then rewritten beyond recognition.

    If you can find them, I’d suggest giving them a read.

  4. fred says

    Mike was mentioning about some comics/shows charcaters were black & white while others were shades of gray. I got a good laugh when I thought I heard him say Star Wars was shades of gray.

  5. says

    Total off the thread but hopefully entertaining :)

    1000 quatloos that Podcast Pickle is bluffing; Mennenga ponders a bet at PMPE Poker tournament 2006.
    1000 quatloos that Podcast Pickle is bluffing Mennenga ponders a bet