Just in time for the 4th of July and for Independence Day: Resurgence, you can have a little fun seeing what the alien invasion would look like in areas that aren’t historical landmarks or iconic cityscapes! [Read more…]
This week, Stitchers creator and executive producer Jeffrey Alan Schechter joins Summer for another post-season breakdown and analysis, focused on Season 2 with a few hints at what may come to pass if Season 3 gets a greenlight.
Warning: this episode is full of spoilers for Season 2, so proceed at your own story arc risk!
Jeffrey talks about the overarching theme of family, and how that thread ties everyone together, affects them and what they’ll do for each other. He also talks about some of his hopes for a Season 3 direction, and how sometimes the characters take over their stories from him when he’s writing them.
What did you think about Stitchers Season 2? Tell us! Leave a message at 602-635-6976, or send Summer an email with a comment you’ve recorded! [Listen to the show…]
This week, Chris Vander Kaay drops by to talk about his latest reference guide, Horror Films by Subgenre: A Viewer’s Guide. This is the latest book Chris co-authored this volume with wife Kathleen, and Chris talks about their love of cult sci-fi and horror and what drove them to write this reference and last year’s guide, The Anatomy of Fear: Conversations with Cult Horror and Science-Fiction Film Creators
Chris goes deeper into the discussions that led to the distinct 75 categories they’ve broken down, and even some of the overlap and the grey areas where some films might be classified, why and how they chose the subgenres included, and also about what subgenres were left out of their lists and why.
Do you enjoy one subgenre of horror over others? Tell us! Leave a message at 602-635-6976, or send Summer an email with a comment you’ve recorded! [Listen to the show…]
For the most part, anthologies are a mixed bag, but more often than not, you find a few gems amongst an average slate of tales. For me, however, Monsterland falls below that threshold, where almost all of the segments are below average, failing to hit any of the marks for scary, creative, or campy in the least. [Read more…]
This week, Nick Howes drops by to talk about this year’s event and the history and future of Spacefest. Nick is the coordinator for Spacefest’s panels and social media outreach, and he tells us about all the work that goes into putting on Spacefest every year.
Spacefest is the most unique space event on the planet — an annual reunion of NASA Apollo astronauts, famous space scientists, authors, astronomers, space artists, and fans. This year, Spacefest VII is back home in Tucson AZ, at the Starr Pass Resort, June 9-12th.
What are your dreams of spaceflight? Leave a message at 602-635-6976, or send Summer an email with a comment you’ve recorded! [Listen to the show…]
Turn your gaze upward to find four distinctive constellations. [Read more…]
America’s largest and longest running horror film festival, Screamfest, is proud to announce that the 16th annual event will take place from Oct. 18-27, 2016 at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres in Hollywood. Screamfest is currently accepting submissions for the festival through Aug. 1, 2016. [Read more…]
This week, the 10th anniversary edition of Boarding the Enterprise was released to honor the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, so David Gerrold and Robert J. Sawyer, the award-winning authors who edited that collection, join us to talk Trek memories and more.
Are you doing anything special for the Star Trek 50th anniversary? Tell us what you think! Leave a message at 602-635-6976, or send Summer an email with a comment you’ve recorded! [Listen to the show…]
More than an exciting concept for a series, this is an inspiring prospect for humanity. Like any mass media project, Star Trek was many things: entertainment, a livelihood, art, product. But it was also a bold attempt, conceptually, to burst open an unoccupied space—the future—and shape its contours. [Read more…]
The updated Anniversary edition of Boarding the Enterprise is just this week available from retailers, and courtesy of BenBella Books, you can win a copy from Slice of SciFi! [Read more…]
This week, we have two conversations that shed a little light on some of the darker tales we enjoy.
First, director Pearry Teo’s talks about his latest feature, The Curse of Sleeping Beauty, a reimagining of the fairy tale with a much darker twist to it.
Next, Britne Oldford plays Agent Alison Regan on Syfy Channel’s Hunters, and she talks about her character, the cast’s training, and the joys of being a scifi geek.
Tell us what you think of The Curse of Sleeping Beauty or Hunters! Leave a message at 602-635-6976, or send Summer an email with a comment you’ve recorded! [Listen to the show…]