Slice of SciFi #173: Dr. Deborah Manchester (Creator, “Zula Patrol”)

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Interview: Dr. Deborah Manchester, the creative force behind an intriguing children’s program called “The Zula Patrol” for NBC Universal. Audiologist turned inventor, TV producer, writer and animator, Deborah created these interesting characters from another planet while recuperating from foot surgery and sold NBC on the idea. The series is presented in such a way that it gets young elementary school-aged children very interested in real science, particularly astronomy and mathematics.

Slice of SciFi #172: Chuck Beaver (Producer, EA Games’ “Dead Space”)

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Interview: Chuck Beaver, senior producer for EA Games’ “Dead Space” talks with Mike, Summer, Brian and Crazy Joe about this great SF-horror video game and the new animated series and related comic book series. Taking place in the far future, the human race is almost extinct and must search deep space with planet-crackers for all their needs and resources. Eventually, they come up to a planet that fights back.

Slice of SciFi #171: Frank Spotnitz (Writer/Producer, “X-Files: I Want to Believe”)

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Interview: Emmy nominated producer and writer Frank Spotnitz talks about this weekend’s premiere of the next X-Files movie titled “X-Files: I Want To Believe.” Frank co-wrote the script with creator/director Chris Carter. The stand alone film takes place 6 years after the end of the television series in which the times haven’t just changed, so have the lives of Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. Frank also talks about his work on X-Files comics for DC Wild Storm Comics.

Slice of SciFi #170: Robert Picardo (“Stargate: Atlantis”)

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Interview: Actor Robert Picardo joins our gang for a great time together talking about his new gig as a series regular on “Stargate: Atlantis” as that station’s new commander. Hey, he finally gets a uniform with pockets and can claim to be one of only a few interstellar bureaucrats “who failed upward” — a real “Dick Cheney with a sense of humor.” Bob also shares news about his annual charity event for Habitat For Humanity.

Slice of SciFi #169: Rekha Sharma (“Battlestar Galactica”)

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Interview: Rekha Sharma talks with Mike and Brian from the set of “Battlestar Galactica” with this fun and hilarious interview with the actress who stars as President Roslin’s chief of staff Tory Foster, now revealed as one of the Final Five Cylons.

Slice of SciFi #168: Encore Show: Robert Wertheimer (Producer, “Charlie Jade”)

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This show originally aired on May 31 of this year and was the springboard for an all-new FarPoint Media podcast located at CharlieJade.net starring Bob as he and other guests give commentary on each episode of the “Charlie Jade” series after it airs on the SCI FI Channel.

Slice of SciFi #167: Interview With J.C. Hutchins

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Interview: Golly-gee-willikers, “7th Son” trilogy author J.C. Hutchins joins Mike, Summer and Brian to talk about his latest project “7th Son Obsidian,” in which he brings together some of the most prolific podio-novel authors and story-tellers alive today to continue the journey within this award winning 7th Son universe.

Slice of SciFi #166: Interview With Chris McKeown about FedCon USA

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Interview: Former SciFi United co-owner, site manger and editor Chris McKeown joins us to talk about all the things that pinnacled to destroy the first and probably last ever FedCon USA non-event that occurred last weekend in Dallas, Texas. McKeown now runs SciFiUpdates.com.

Slice of SciFi #165: Trevor Roth & David Reddick (Roddenberry Productions)

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Interview: Producer Trevor Roth and internationally known cartoonist/artist David Reddick bring fans up-to-date on all that is going on in the sci-fi world and particularly from Roddenberry Productions and Roddenberry.com.

Slice of SciFi #164: Interview With Earl Newton (“Stranger Things”)

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Interview: Earl Newton is a multiple-award winning writer and director, and has worked professionally in a number of mediums: writing and directing for the stage, the screen (big and small), and the radio. He currently executive produces Stranger Things, the world’s first high-definition science fiction series to be shot and released on the Internet.

Slice of SciFi #163: Robert Wertheimer (Producer, “Charlie Jade”)

Interview: Our guest this week is “Charlie Jade” co-creator and executive producer Robert Wertheimer. Bob returns to Slice of SciFi for a second time and brings with him the good news that “Charlie Jade,” the South African television series about a P.I. that travels between parallel universes, will finally get to be seen (legally) by the Americans when it debuts on the SCI FI Channel on June 6, 2008, airing before “Doctor Who.”

Slice of SciFi #162: Bradley Thompson and David Weddle (“Battlestar Galactica”)

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Interview: “Battlestar Galactica” supervising producers Bradley Thompson and David Weddle return to Slice and talk as much as they can without spoilers about the rest of Galactica’s fourth and final season.

Slice of SciFi #161: Chase Masterson & James Kerwin (“Yesterday Was a Lie”)

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Interview: The beautiful Chase Masterson and director James Kerwin join us to give fans an update about their award winning film “Yesterday Was A Lie,” in which Chase not only stars but is also the producer.

Slice of SciFi #160: Ken Marino (“Reaper”)

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Interview: We get the wonderful pleasure of talking with actor Ken Marino, who stars as Tony the gay demon on the exceptionally good CW Network television program “Reaper.”

Slice of SciFi #159: Skepticality’s Derek & Swoopy

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Interview: Derek Colanduno & Swoopy from Skepticality talk about this year’s Dragon*Con, which is the largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film in the US.