Lincoln Zombie Walk

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The country’s mid-section isn’t just home to cows and prairie grass. It also is the place for ZOMBIES!

Slice of SciFi #280: Interview with Billy West from “Futurama,” Part One

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Interview: It’s the first half of our interview with Billy West. You might know Billy from some of his many voice roles on “Futurama.”

Summer of SciFi: Back to the Future

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“He was never in time for his classes…
He wasn’t in time for his dinner…
Then one day… he wasn’t in his time at all.”

I was ten years old in 1985. I wanted to go to a movie, and someone suggested a new film about someone going back in time and meeting his mother. I hadn’t heard any hype about Back to the Future. It was just another new movie. I already liked SciFi, and I knew that I enjoyed time travel stories.

Slice of SciFi #279: Conversation with Debbie Myers (General Manager, Science Channel)

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Interview: This week we talk to Debbie Myers, general manager of the Science Channel, and Executive Vice President of Programming for Discovery Emerging Networks. What shows are in store for us?

More Proof of Wil Wheaton’s Coolness

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On TV’s “The Big Bang Theory,” actor Wil Wheaton plays an evil version of himself, serving as a nemesis to Jim Parson’s Dr. Sheldon Cooper. In one memorable appearance, the evil Wil pretends to apologize to Sheldon for failing to appear at a convention, only to turn the tables on Sheldon in a strategy game.

Our next story just shows how evil Wil is a character on TV and that the real Wil Wheaton is a pretty cool guy.

Summer of SciFi: Silent Running

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This week, Kreg Steppe takes a look at one his favorite genre movies, Silent Running.

silentrunningDo you have one of those moments in time, as a kid, where in that moment all was right with the world? I do. In fact I have a few of them. Boiling them down I would say that the majority of them involved spending the night at another kids house, staying awake way too late talking, and possibly watching TV shows that you were not supposed to watch (read HBO).

Slice of SciFi #278: Conversation With Seth Shostak and Doug Vakoch from the SETI Institute

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Interview: This week, we talk to Seth Shostak and Doug Vakoch from the SETI Institute, about things going on there, including SETIcon

Summer of SciFi: Doctor Who and the Daleks

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On this week’s Summer of SciFi, the British Invader’s co-host Emaonn Clark looks at Doctor Who and the Daleks.

OK so it’s not canon. He’s not really the Doctor. That’s not really the TARDIS, and they’ve got Ian all wrong.

But the Daleks … well they’re real Daleks and they’re in colour!

Slice of SciFi #277: Conversation with Jamie Paglia (Producer/Creator, “Eureka”)

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Interview: This week, we talk to Jamie Paglia, producer of “Eureka.”  Jamie talks about the fourth season and this interview is SPOILER heavy. If you have not seen season four yet, you may not want to listen until you do. We talk a lot about the twist for the season.

Couple Throws SuperHero Themed Wedding

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A bride and groom dressing up as their favorite genre characters is nothing new. We’ve seen lots of weddings based on “Star Wars,” “Star Trek” and a multitude of other genre properties.

But how about a wedding where the wedding party and most of the guests dressed ups in super hero costumes?

Summer of SciFi: “The Black Hole”

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This week, Farpoint Media News Director Michael Hickerson looks back at one of his favorite childhood movies, The Black Hole.

blackholeposterIn the days before every home had a VCR (or two or three), cable outlets like HBO, Showtime and the Disney Channel helped some of us discover, rediscover or memorize certain movies and television shows. One of the giants of the genre, Blade Runner gained a large, devoted audience thanks to its run on cable. But for me, the genre film that I saw about a billion times on cable was The Black Hole.

Zombie Survival Guide Scanner

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How can you be sure your friend is not a zombie? This new app is the tool that will save you from infection before they bite.

Available for FREE from iTunes, this app will let you scan ANYONE. Calculating in a matter of seconds, it will immediately tell you if someone is infected with the zombie virus or not—and if they are infected by how much.

Slice of SciFi #276: Conversation With Roger Lay, Jr (Producer, “Ray Bradbury’s Chrysalis”)

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Interview: This week, we talk to producer Roger Lay, Jr. about his new project, “Ray Bradbury’s Chrysalis.”

Shoes Inspired by Video Games

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Looking for the perfect accessory to top off your geek outfit for an upcoming con? How about a pair of shoes based on a popular video-game. The Sketchers Shape Ups Blog has a list of 12 shoes inspired by video-games with links so you can purchase your favorite. You can get shoes based on Tetris, […]

Summer of SciFi: J Men Forever

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This week, Farpoint Media’s Chuck Tomasi takes a look at the “comedy cult classic” J-Men Forever.

jmenforeverJ-Men Forever is a comedy cult classic originally released in 1979 (although Netflix will tell you 2002). The latter date is impossible since I recall watching it on the USA Network series Night Flight in the mid-80s. This was also the time my sense of humor was being shaped by content like Dr. Demento so you can see where J-Men fits in. At the time, my parents had just gotten a large VHS recorder (front load, not top load) and much like people of that era with new tape decks recorded content from the radio to play in their car, I was trying to record as many TV programs on the precious few tapes we had. J-Men Forever was one of those key items I happened to have recorded.