This week, Michael and Evo record live from the Podcasting and Portable Media Expo in Ontario CA, complete with a live studio audience! Casey McKinnon from The Galacticast joins the guys to read the news, since they can’t handle all those big words Sam uses.
- Trion World Network hopes to bring the distribution method of iTunes to the world of online gaming
- “SURFACE” star Lake Bell rejoins the cast of “Boston Legal”
- FEARNET, a horror channel collaboration between Sony Pictures Entertainment, Lionsgate and Comcast, to debut on Comcast this Halloween
Anime series “Voices of a Distant Star” (Hoshi no Koe) tells the story of Earth’s galactic battle with an alien for through the eyes of two young lovers, a young girl named Mikako Nagamine who pilots a giant bipedal mecha as part of a fighting squadron, and her Earthbound boyfriend Noboru Terao. Using their love letters as narratives, the story told through these communiques is how audience becomes visually aware of all that is happening on the alien warfront, and are able to travel throughout the galaxy with Mikako on her dangerous and exciting space battle adventures.
“Hoshi No Koe” has been the recipient of many awards over the years including the Seiuj Award for Best Media of the Year in 2003, and Makoto Shinkai walked away with the prestigious Japanese anime/manga AMD Award for Best Director.
The series is available on DVD in the US.
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Beginning Oct 4th on Comedy Central, a new animated comedy “Freak Show” hits the airwaves. The half-hour comedy centers around the adventures, or better yet, misadventures of a hearty band of carnival side-show freaks who are covertly employed by the U.S. Government as a group of unlikely spies used for missions not requiring the expertise of the CIA or NSA. This Freak Squad, as they are called, take on jobs like sneaking into an embargo’d dictator’s domain and stealing his perry nuts because the President of the United States can’t get enough of their “freaky” taste.
Interview: This week, a scifi roundtable discussion live from PME ensues. Jeffrey Willerth from Babylon 5 and The Babylon Podcast, Casey McKinnon from Galacticast, Matthew Wayne Selznick from Brave Men Run, Dan Kuykendall (author of podPress and several security podcasts), Paul Puri on organizing the Podcast Guild, Mark McKay, and Michael Santarchangelo briefly talk about their inner scifi geek, podcasting, and security.
Future Talk: What’s Coming Up?
Matt LeBlanc will be working closely with director James Wong for a horror film entitled “The Watch.” The project is currently in its very early stages of development, but what we can tell you is that the film is set in WWII and focuses on a special team of soldiers sent on a mission that can help end the war sooner by engaging in a battle with a very powerful supernatural force. No word yet on if LeBlanc plans to star in the feature.
Listener comments: If you have any suggestions or comments, please let us know.