Slice of SciFi #275: Conversation with Thom Beers (Producer, “The Colony”)

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Interview:  This week, we talk to Thom Beers, producer of one of our new favorite shows, Discovery Channel’s “The Colony.”

Summer of SciFi: Battlestar Galactica

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“There are those who believe that life here began out there, far across the universe, with tribes of humans who may have been the forefathers of the Egyptians, or the Toltecs, or the Mayans. They may have been the architects of the great pyramids, or the lost civilizations of Lemuria or Atlantis. Some believe that there may yet be brothers of man who even now fight to survive far, far away, amongst the stars.”

Sometime during the summer between my second and third grade years, I managed to convince my mother to take me (an only child growing up on a farm) and my best friend to see the new movie that everyone was talking about. My eyes were blown open to the wonders of scifi through the spectacle that was the original Star Wars.

Slice of SciFi #274: Interview with Mark Edlitz (Director, “Jedi Junkies”)

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Interview: This week, we talk to Mark Edlitz, the director of the documentary “Jedi Junkies”. Find out more about this project about extreme “Star Wars” fans.

Summer of SciFi: The Empire Strikes Back

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This week, our favorite storm-trooper TD-0013 celebrates the 30th anniversary of and offers us his thoughts on what many consider to be the best of the Star Wars saga, The Empire Strikes Back.

When asked which of the Star Wars films their favorite is, most people choose the Empire Strikes Back, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. Back in May of 1980, the second film in what would come to be known as the Star Wars saga hit theaters across the globe. I was around 10 years old at the time, and while the first film, Star Wars, had captured my imagination, it was The Empire Strikes Back that really cinched the deal for me. I was a Sci-Fi geek and there wasn’t anything anyone could do about it. What was it about this film that surpassed the first in so many regards?

Summer of SciFi: “Conan the Destroyer”

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This week, Indiana Jim explores the second of the two Schwarzenegger Conan movies, Conan the Destroyer as part of our Summer of SciFi.

conan_the_destroyerBetween the years when the oceans drank Atlantis, and the rise of the Sons of Arius, there was an age undreamed of; when shining kingdoms lay spread across the world. Hither came Conan, the Cimmerian, sword in hand. It is I, his chronicler, who knows well his saga. Now let me tell you of the days of high adventure….

Slice of SciFi #272: Interview with Jon Turteltaub (Director, “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice”)

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Interview: This week’s guest is director Jon Turtletaub, and he tells us all about about the upcoming feature film, “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” starring Nicholas Cage and Jay Baruchel.

Summer of SciFi: “Logan’s Run”

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“Sometime in the 23rd century…the survivors of war, overpopulation and pollution are living in a great domed city, sealed away from the forgotten world outside. Here, in an ecologically balanced world, mankind lives only for pleasure, freed by the servo-mechanisms which provide everything. There’s just one catch: Life must end at thirty unless reborn in the fiery ritual of Carousel.”

With those words I went another step further into my love for Science Fiction.

Slice of SciFi #271: Interview With Musician Marian Call

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Interview: Musician Marian Call joins Mike and Brian for an interview. If you’ve not heard of her, you’ll love the news of her summer tour and her geeky style of music.

Think Geek Offers Retro Video Game Posters

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It may not be a movie poster for “Joust” but it could be the next best thing.

Think Geek has created a set of five propaganda posters based on popular video-games from the 80′s, including Joust, Donkey Kong, Frogger and Tron.

Summer of SciFi: Conquest of Space

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Starting today and continuing every Tuesday this summer, Slice of SciFi presents the Summer of SciFi. Inspired by the on-going meme in our Voice Mail show, this series takes a look at some of the Farpoint Media family’s favorite sci-fi and fantasy films. The movies will cover a full spectrum from established classics to forgotten favorites with one connection–they’re some of the movies that helped influence and grow our love of the genre.

R2D2 As Iron Man

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Last week, it was R2D2 taking over an observatory.

This week, it’s the “Star Wars” icon as “Iron Man.”

Man Has Collection of 3000 Lunch Boxes

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Listening to the voice mail comments about the things that got you into science-fiction has brought back a lot of memories.

If you’re a certain age, you may recall that one way you could declare your fandom for a certain show, movie or property was with your lunch box.

Slice of SciFi #268: Interview with Phoenix Comicon Guest Jonathan Frakes (“Star Trek: The Next Generation”)

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Interview:  We talk to actor/director Jonathan Frakes.  Frakes is best known for his work as Will Riker on “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” Jonathan talks about his latest directing projects and looks back at his TNG days, and his upcoming appearance at Phoenix Comicon.

Full “Star Trek III” Soundtrack Released

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Last year, Screen Archives Entertainment made cinema “Star Trek” fans giddy with delight at the release of the full score to “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.” This week, SAE looks to further endear themselves to “Trek” fans with a two-disc release of the soundtrack to “Star Trek III: The Search for Spock.” Like […]

Students Turn Observatory into R2D2

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Students at Minnesota’s Carleton College today transformed their campus observatory into R2-D2 this week.