Slice of SciFi #164: Voicemail Show

This is the show for our inquiring fans and listeners and their voicemails, emails. We want to hear your comments and feedback… No, really, we do! Pay no attention to how much Mike grumbles about them…you know – that guy sitting in the dark corner with all the knobs and switches.

This week, Mike, Brian, Summer, Tim, Krazy Joe and CA respond to the questions and comments posed by your voicemail submissions, and once again HERE THERE BE SPOILERS!!

Listener comments: If you have any suggestions or comments, please let us know. Keep your comments brief, or funny, and maybe you’ll hear your message on the voicemail show! See you next week with fresh new content.

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  1. shane says

    Definitely issues with download again. Can’t play on website. Can’t download directly and can’t use Juice. Same with Cover 2 Cover.

  2. says

    Try again. Should be working fine. I just downloaded via iTunes (10:12PM CDT) and had no problem at all. Can also download straight from the website as well.

  3. says

    Hiya Sam. Downloading always comes good eventually. But, the first couple of hours after posting the service is patchy and when it comes down it is slow. Possibly because there might be hundreds of concurrent downloads going on? Dunno.

  4. ejdalise says

    Hmmm . . . more cavalier attitude toward spoilers. I understand some of the logic, and the desire to go for the laughs. But in this same show there is a father mentioning he will soon introduce his daughter to Star Wars. The other thing he should do, is to keep his daughter from listening to SoSF until she has watched all of the classics.

    Meanwhile, I am still converting people to FireFly. I too will be very careful not to point them to this podcast.

    The point being that there are generations of kids who, by shear amount of material, have still not seen some important movies of the genre. And not just kids. I just met a guy who has not watched Blade Runner. Not that he does not want to . . . it’s on his list. Whole generations who should not be listening to this podcast. A shame, really.

    But what the heck; if you can’t beat them, join them.

    Clark Kent is Superman
    Peter Parker is Spiderman
    The Phantom is not an immortal ghost
    Aragon can’t sing worth a crap
    Frodo acts as well as Aragon sings
    . . . and King Kong in the end . . . nope, can’t do it. Watch the movie.


  5. says

    There has to be some sort of statute of limitations when it comes to spoilers though. Citizen Kane is something like 70 years old (my better half hasn’t seen CK yet so she missed the reference – but thanks Brian!). Blade Runner is more than 20 (Deckard is a ……..t). Geeze even mayor Quimby said “Soylent green is people” and “the chick in the Crying Game is a guy”.
    Sometimes maybe you shouldn’t go out of your way to spoil but some discussions can’t be had otherwise. Remember that bit in… you know… where you not what happens when so and so dies.

  6. says

    If you want us to take all the spoilers out of Slice of Scifi, fine… We tried this before and it became Wingin’ It!. All the Scifi talk went away, and we ended up with an hour of drinking and dick jokes.
    I guess we can always fill the show with Gnomes, frogger and joust puns. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. ejdalise says

    Uh-oh . . . I’m in trouble now. Armies of fans will curse my name. Unless, of course, they like dick jokes.

    Seriously, I think there can be a happy medium in there. None of the spoilers in there were necessary for the discussion at hand, and I recognize there is a great desire by fans to discuss important parts of a given movie, book, or dick joke.

    That said, the majority of the discussion is spoiler free as is. In this particular show, people went out of their way change that.

    Ultimately, I think the audience you get are already fairly knowledgeable, and the chances of spoiling anyone are remote. So I hereby withdraw my objection (sparing me all sorts of grief). But I’ll still refrain from pointing new converts toward the podcast.


  8. Grahame from the UK says

    Spoilers. The reason I don’t download the voice mail show and un-subscribed from Wingit3D it (after the recent Southpark-BSG spoiler). Moot point now though.

  9. says

    Ya know… It’s interesting this spoiler thing. We are not the only offenders here, every show and news outlet has been guilty of this at one time or another.
    We do our best to keep the show as spoiler free as possible, (You would be amazed at how many comments get dropped because of spoilers.) Still, some get through.

    I have watched Serenity over 30 times, and that moment when ***h buys it, still shocks me. I know it’s coming, and it’s still a moment that works even if you have been spoiled. I think this is true for most folks.

  10. ejdalise says


    ***h buys it? Man, I had finally put that out of my mind . . .

    On a side note, I sometimes joke about looking forward to dementia, as I won’t remember many of my favorite movies and books, and I will be able to “discover” them all over again . . . provided, of course, I remember where I put the list of my favorites.

    I do envy people I steer to Firefly/Serenity, or any of the movies I like. I envy that feeling of discovering something new and wonderful. A feeling that is fast becoming hard to recreate.

    Huh! . . . ***h buys it! Whoddathunkit!!