Slice of SciFi #198: Interview With Samuel Vera of Crazee Comics

In the News:

  • Researchers at BYU have found a link between excessive on-line game playing and unsuccessful off-line relationships.
  • The newsstand will be a little less funny these days with Mad Magazine cutting its publication cycle from monthly to quarterly.
  • Author Neil Gaiman is having a good week. “The Graveyard Book” won the prestigious Newbery Award and “Coraline” will open in theaters next Friday.

Movie News:

  • Marvel Studios is being sued for the profits from “Iron Man.” Maybe this is why we won’t get Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury…
  • Brennan Bailey is the eleven-year old star of the upcoming “Parasomnia,” an intense horror film.

Slice of Trivia: This week Kurt in St. George tests the studio crew and you with three new clips. Email your clips to Kurt at Your entries could get picked and played on the show.

TV Talk:

  • Sara Gilbert’s status on “The Big Bang Theory” has been reduced this season.  She’s gone from a cast regular to a recurring character.
  • Michael Shanks talks about the future of Daniel Jackson.

Interview: This week, Mike and Brian talk with Samuel Vera, the creator of the comic book “Alien in My Toliet.” Sam lets us in on the news that he’s just securing a national distribution deal and the potential for a series based on his book. And there’s a plush doll coming…

In the Future:

  • Looks like Lara Croft is not only getting a reboot in the virtual world, but she’ll be getting a reboot on the big-screen.
  • ABC has optioned a pilot for a new “V.”
  • At long last, “The A-Team” movie is moving forward…

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!

Link: Crazee Comics
Link: “Graveyard Book”

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