Slice of SciFi #81: 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!


Joe Murphy joins Michael in studio, and our news director Sam chimes in via Skype, and once again, Here There Be Spoilers for “Battlestar Galactica” and “Heroes”… proceed at your own risk!

  • Enormous in Australia comments on BSG
  • Michael in Nashville on Evo’s geek status
  • Taz in DC compares video web content to what audio content did for indie artists “back in the day”
  • Paul from Des Moines on how he got hooked on Heroes
  • Moose chimes in on on the Battlestar vs Enterprise geekfest
  • Moose again, on Heroes and story consistency
  • Leela in Gainsville loves the Dabel Brothers comic updates
  • listener comments on how not seeing “Nightman” may have saved brain cells
  • Klein from Ontario on the lack of consistency on BSG availability outside of the USA
  • Jarsto from Netherlands on European population statistics and language studies
  • CA in Phoenix comments on shortening the voicemail shows
  • The Dread Pirate Bob on greedy media corporations
  • Milton loves the show

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. says

    Thanks for going with Voicemail shows being spoiler shows. It kinda looked like that’s the way you were going anyway, and it’s another something to distinguish the vm show from the regular show.

    I’m definitely a spoiler whore, except when it comes to Serenity. I’m hypocritical that way.

  2. says

    V’ger – I’m feeling the same way, the virus is probably a big fat accident but it’ll end up being some useful weapon for at least as season while the writers give the crew of BSG new (temporary) things to worry about, sort of a breather for the viewers.

  3. says

    Heroes is a show that I’m not really sure why I keep on coming back to watch. I know you folks seem really excited about it but there are so many “quirks” going on that I’ve got a feeling there will be a lot more people getting annoyed with it, either that or it’ll become a comic/sci-fi version of 90210 where all the fun comes from the bad camp.

    Right now, besides all the plot driven character flaws, I think my biggest issue is how SLOW the story is moving, we’ve got a good idea who the jekyl & hyde type character is, the criminal with the golden heart, the gov’t agent that might seem bad but might actually be trying to assemble a secret team to fight evil and the Mimic character, but instead this is all drawn out as if the average viewer is going to be surprised by any of this.


  4. Michael Mennega says

    Slow story? Keith, step away from the Red Bull!

    I’m not sure how they could move this along any faster without losing people. Save, the last episode, which was the first time that I felt like the story dragged in order to set up for the next week.

    Now I admit that this is not a perfect show. There are many plot holes, and the physics… Well, best we not even go there, but I am excited that a comic book style scifi show is on a major network, and is receiving a large audience share. Whatever your problem is with the details, remember, a success here will only serve to bring us more and better scifi content in the future.

    Keep watching, Please! It is good for scifi.

  5. Morn says


    There are small fighters i Star Trek.

    I mean in the first seasons of DS9 all they had was small fighter like ships.

    I name 2 episode where they are promenently seen. “The Maquie” all the maqie had was fighters and “favor the bold”/”sacrifice of angels” Sisko used them to make a hole in the Cardassian line.

    And there is the playstation game “Star Trek: invation” where you play the pilot of a fighter i a starfllet fighter squad.