Slice of SciFi #96: Voicemail Show

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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, Evo, Summer, Brian, Joe and Tim dive into the voicemails this week:

  • Aliens respond to the BSG vs Enterprise theoretical battle, and send Joe Murphy some love
  • Tony wants to know if anyone noticed that the director of the Heroes episode was Roxanne Dawson, another Trek connection
  • Joe wants a Shout-Out in an episode of “The Dresden Files”
  • Everything Zombie!!
  • Rick thinks that the new Dresden Files episodes are far better than the first two
  • Marcus in FL has input on potential FPM smackdowns
  • comment on the movie The Signal
  • comparing The Signal to Stephen King’s “Cell”
  • Enormous is laid up, recovering from knee surgery, and wants to know if we know about a TV series called “Starlost”
  • Esco in San Antonio with a geek moment from “The Office” episode Joss Whedon directed
  • comments on the different BSG previews, and extra scenes
  • Scott in Barstow on BSG in HD from Canada
  • Yeff from Sacramento on the few high points in “Cleopatra 2525″
  • Ari in Boston understands why American TV execs won’t take a chance on “Charlie Jade”
  • Joel from CA on “Primeval”, and how that UK series might not make it to US TV
  • comment on a “Rocky 95″ billboard in Alien Nation
  • Sam lets us all know that Mike isn’t the oldest on on the block
  • Big and Tasty is all caught up on “Heroes” and “Jericho”
  • Scott from Kalamazoo on being unable to watch BSG live because of it’s new Sunday time slot
  • Enormous is still hunting down new scifi, and has a PSA about “Star Hunter”
  • Amy from St Louis on how TiVo’d recordings ARE counted in the Nielsen ratings
  • GIVE US BETTER COMMERCIALS AND WE’LL WATCH THEM, DAMMIT!

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 our Voicemail Number, 206-339-TREK, or email Michael with a comment you’ve recorded yourself!

Comments

  1. I’ll take any BSG I can get! I live on the West coast, and I go to the website to view the extra scenes and special stuff before the show airs here. I don’t mind spoilers, if anything, they increase my interest for the ride to come.

    Don’t get me wrong- I love the surprises too, I’m just not hung up on them. To me, surprises from my favorite show are the icing on the cake- even if it’s a bitter bite. But gimme the extras, too, baby! I’m not afraid! I’ll still watch!

    Love your show!

    Mucho monkey love,

    me! b!

  2. It’s okay Mike, I call it Canadia, too. :-)

  3. I love having BSG on Sundays. If it weren’t for it, I’d have an hour block with nothing to do between Grease: You’re The One That I Want (DON’T JUDGE ME!) and Crossing Jordan.

  4. Well slicers, thanks once again for the vine. Yes, yes, yes, I know I said “guys” a bunch of times, but I figured there was no reason using the characters real names if no one knew what I was talking about. The person I referred to as “The “gullible guy” would be Dwight and the guy that I referred to as “the guy who likes to pull pranks on him (Dwight),” that would be Tim.

    FYI, last nights episode of The Office (Thur 2/24) “Cocktails,” was the J.J. Abrams directed episode however I couldn’t really note anything too special about it. Wait a second… I’ll have to look back. I think the Dwight character did make a reference to the show Lost now that I think about it…

  5. Star Lost is a really old Scifi show that dates way back to the early 70′s it was produced in Canada and got funding from a US startion. It is a series that was a head of its time in a sense becaue the technology to do the special effects just didn’t exist to make the show look great. It is the Brain Child of Harlen Elison and probably was a show that made him hate the idea of working in a shared universe.

    http://www.snowcrest.net/fox/star.html

  6. Starhunter may not have been High Art but it was still worth watching considering whats on TV these days.

  7. Undergog trailer, I don’t think I’m going to spend money on this one.

  8. In regards to the BSG/advertising issue.

    Lets remember the key thing about those ad’s… it’s how the shows create revenue and without the revenue we don’t get to watch our favorite show (unless it’s on FOX, then we don’t get to watch it regardless)

    So I can understand how the advertisers are getting annoyed that no one is watching their commercials but at the same time I don’t feel like staying up late on a Sunday night when I’m trying to get my butt out of bed at 4:30 Monday morning.

    Instead, I’m willing to make a simple compromise, they can leave in their little commercials when I watch it on On Demand/DVR/TIVO if they’re willing to start including my viewership in their tally

    If I’ve got to deal with ad’s on the Slice of Sci Fi podcast then I’m willing to deal with them when I watch BSG (or any other show) at my leisure.

  9. I saw a few episodes of this show on public television maybe 20 years ago.

    It was produced in Canada and I believe Kier Dullea was in some of the episodes. It concerned a multi-generational spaceship that contained numerous self sustaining sections that each thought was the only world that existed.

    The regulars in the series escape from there repressive society and discover that one they are on a ship and two it is off course and will crash into a sun unless they find the control room and alter the course.

    Jabberwocky is 100% correct. Harlan Ellison was not pleased with how the show was produced versus what he says he was promised by the producers. Gosh, when has that ever happend to Harlan Ellison before?

    Great shows every week. Always look forward to them.

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