Slice of SciFi #98: 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, Tim, Joe and special guest Tee Morris handle the voicemail comments this week…

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!

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  1. GazerBeam says:

    I was actually able to finally catch up on Dresden Files over the week-end. It’s good to see that he’s really a wizard, and equally good to know why he’s carrying around a hockey stick. Sometimes, I think I’m missing something because I haven’t read the books.

  2. Grazer–

    The books are definitely worth reading. They’re different in many ways from the TV show. One big thing is that they’re all first-person from Dresden’s point of view which adds an interesting layer to them.

    We get that here in the narration, but to get inside his head in the novels is more compelling.

    From what I’ve seen so far of the show, I find the books more satisfying.

  3. I really felt that the show started off with a very poor set of episodes. I’m glad it’s finally moving along nicely.

    The books are GREAT! They are different from the show in some ways but there is a lot more you can do in a novel then in a TV show because you’re not blowing your budget on special effects.

  4. Re: Dresden Files

    The problem I saw in the pilot was that it was a classic “over-engineered” pilot where they made an attempt to introduce every single character, plot and relationship thread that might occur in the show down the road.

    So, in that one episode, you had:
    - Dresden’s relationship with the waitress,
    - Dresden’s spirit buddy who lives in a skull,
    - the cop, Dresden’s relationship with the cop,
    - the skinwalkers,
    - the box used to capture the skinwalker,
    - the other magical person who later dies,
    - the various councils (at least 2 or 3 were mentioned),
    - the boy and the boy’s powers,
    - Dresden’s (father-esque) relationship with the boy,
    - the crow people watching over the boy,
    - Dresden’s relationship with the boy’s mother (hinted at),
    - flashback to Dresden’s relationship with his dad,
    - flashback to the emergence of Dresden’s powers and how it paralleled the boy’s powers,
    - the magical bracelet,
    - etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc

    All this in a forty-two minute show! Is it any wonder it was impossible to watch?

    Since then, I’ve watched one or two and it seems like a fun show. But that first show was just a chaotic mess.

    - yeff

  5. Re: Robot Chicken and Wikis

    Season 1 is available on DVD and can be purchased from Amazon.

    I was looking at the Robot Chicken wikipedia entry and there’s some impressive names on the writing staff: Seth Green, Brecklin Meyer, and Dan Milano (Greg The Bunny).

    How about putting the SliceOfSciFi “FAQ” on your Wikipedia entry? (or on the SoSF website, with a link on Wikipedia to it). Both seem appropriate, and less work. Put it on Wikipedia, and the fans might do the work of filling it in.

    - yeff

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