Slice of SciFi #90: Voicemail Show

This is the show for our fans and listeners! We’re receiving so much voicemail and email feedback commentary that we can’t even fit all of it into it’s own show anymore. But that’s okay… Keep it coming!

Michael, Summer, Brian and Tim (aka Hammy) take care of the voicemails this week:

  • Everything Zombie!!

  • Chris from Racine watch what we recommend! But beware of the effects Wolverine may have on impressionable young minds
  • Paul from Dover: BSG vs Enterprise. Nice idea, but transporters and shields don’t play well at the same time
  • Enormous in Australia wants feedback on a show called “Charlie Jade”… we’ve never heard of it before
  • Moose calls the right number finally, and chimes in on the HD discussion
  • Michael in Nashville: BSG vs Enterprise. What’s with thinking the transporter is the be-all end-all weapon?
  • Original Galactica vs Love Boat on Fantasy Island
  • Sean from Adventures in SciFi Publishing on Matt and John Frank’s enthusiasm
  • Matt in Twin Cities on Kevin Bacon wanting to do a Zombie movie for his next project
  • Moose again, on Brian’s Jimmy Stewart impression, and how superhero movies will never die off
  • Moose one more time, BSG vs Enterprise, more misguided transporter battle tactics
  • Lindy Rae from ScapeCast on the proposed Dragon*Con fandom smackdown
  • The chatroom chimes in on the flaws with using transporters in the heat of battle
  • Mark from Memphis on BSG vs Enterprise; ways that time travel affects police work; with clarifications on Evo’s place on Slice of SciFi
  • Trampas from The Signal on story setup in TV shows
  • Jason in KC on Rapid Eye’s comebacks
  • Storm troopers running security at a BSG vs Trek smackdown?
  • Kevin Bachelder with suggestions on how to quell the flood of BSG vs Trek calls: start a Starshop Smackdown podcast
  • Jeff Russell’s STARSHIP DIMENSIONS: Check out the sizes of the ships!
  • Michael in Nashville on the enhanced Star Trek episodes
  • Phillip from Australia on BSG vs Enterprise: transporting anti-matter into the Galactica’s CIC? Doesn’t matter, Space Cruiser Yamato comes by and kicks everyone’s ass
  • Robert from Boise comments on Casino Royale and the previews for Spiderman 3
  • Yvonne wishes everyone well in 2007, and mentions how “Heroes” was the talk of their Christmas family gathering
  • Christine from Michigan thinks that the BSG vs Enterprise battle is getting out of control… and of course the Ninjas would win against the Pirates
  • Rapid Eye asks why the new Rocky movie wasn’t included in the Slice of SciFi roundup of upcoming movies

Are we done with the BSG vs Trek discussion yet? Please?

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

    Michael really should watch all of DS9. IMHO it was the best of all the Star Trek shows, with NextGen a close second, the 4th season of Enterprise third, Original series fourth, the rest of Enterprise fifth, and Voyage dead freakin’ last. The Dominion War arc was amazing, and the episode titled In the Pale Moonlight has some of the best acting of the franchise as Sisko deals with the repercussions of his actions in getting the Romulans to join the fight.

    P.S. Should I start using some kind of modifier to make sure I’m not confused with the other Brian, the one that’s on the show from time to time?

  2. fred says

    As far as the BSG vs enterprise goes. Except for the Defiant, the star trek shows seem to indicate that it’s Federation war doctrine to only go in straight lines. So, I think there is a better than an even chance of the two ships colliding with one another. The only know break in doctrine the Enterpise ever made is when it seperated the saucer section from engine section of the ship. So, if that happen, things would get interesting.

    Now, the engineering crew from the Yamato was the best EVER! That ship would have the crap beaten out of it, and before too long it was back to fighting trim with a new coat of paint.

  3. Brian from Winnipeg says

    Charlie Jade was great show. It was a Canadian and South African co-production from the spring of 2005. It lasted one season (20 episodes), and I haven’t heard anything about a second season (or even DVD releases of the first season).

    It involved three parallel universes and a political intrigue that spanned across them. It was quite complex, and well worth watching. I hope it shows up again somewhere….