Monday, March 10, 2014

Podcast 187: All Of This Has Happened Before...

This week we finally put an end to Joey's misery about the story of BSG. And yes, it is better than Lost. I think every tv finale is going to be compared to Lost for quite a while, because of how terrible it was. BSG had a comparatively very good finale where they wrap up most of the big questions. But more, as a retelling of an already beloved tv show, it carved out its own place within SciFi history. This tv podcast covers the finale of Battlestar Galactica Season 4.

Various topics discussed in this podcast include:
    Lent: Find your new vice
    Joey's Culture Corner: Revelation Space by Alastair Reynolds
    Facebook Find of the Week: Listener Fishhead - What Tree Rings Sound Like Played on a Record Player
    Top 5 Favorite: TV Finales
    Adventures in Republican
    Joey thinks the idea of a lap dance is creepy.
    Don't throw guns.
    The secret of the Opera House is revealed.
    I don't want to give up my comfortable life.
    Did Gaius actually ruin everything for humanity or actually save it?
    Music by Shayna Zaid

Here is the rating that we gave for the episodes in Podcast 187: 2hr 18min 14sec:
Daybreak
Peter: SciFi - 10 Television - 8
Joey: SciFi - 8 Television - 8

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Monday, March 3, 2014

Podcast 186: You Haven't Changed Gaius, I Have

This is late in getting posted by a week from when we recorded it due to unforeseen illness. And this was our first week back after probably a month off. So we had a lot to talk about. BSG is almost over. Can't wait to see how Joey reacts to the finish. This tv podcast covers episodes 17 and 18 of Battlestar Galactica Season 4.

Various topics discussed in this podcast include:
    Catching up on email
    Peter reviews the podcast "Welcome To Nightvale"
    Pete recommends the BBC show Top Gear
    Joey's Culture Corner: The Virgin's Promise by Kim Hudson
    Facebook Find of the Week: Listener Fishhead - Sesame Street Fighter
    Top 5 Favorite: Deceased Actors
    Pete actually likes Starbuck in these episodes.
    Cylons get a seat on the council.
    New Starbuck theory from Joey: She's a Cylon projection.
    "Lost is never a place you need to be. Where you need to be is found!" - Joey Smith
    I believe in angels
    Music Intro - Listener Brainy Smurf's Original Composition for TrekWest5: "This is Wrong Tool"

Here is the rating that we gave for the episodes in Podcast 186: 2hr 04min 36sec:
Someone To Watch Over Me
Peter: SciFi - 7 Television - 7
Joey: SciFi - 10 Television - 8

Islanded in a Stream of Stars
Peter: SciFi - 7 Television - 7
Joey: SciFi - 7 Television - 9

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Podcast Movie Special: Groundhog Day

We cover Groundhog Day for our podcast movie special this week.  What a great film by Harold Ramis, Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, and Chris Elliot.  Not only is this a hilarious film but it has a really great message at the end.  Hopefully we can all become the type of people that are wiling to ask others around us: "Is there anything I can do for you today?".  If we can then not only us, but the world around us will be a better place.  Duration: 1h 59m 28s

Various topics discussed in this podcast include:
    Joey's Culture Corner: 12:01 the Movie
    Facebook Find of the Week: Listener Fishhead - Don't mess with flute practice
    Pete looks like Chris Elliot
    Being a Weatherman is hard work
    New podcast idea: Joey's Holiday Lecture Series
    Joey secretly just wants to be a DJ
    Joey thinks winter is the best season
    New podcast segment: some top 5 list
    Top 5 things you would do if you were stuck repeating a day, over and over again
    Music Intro: Hear Me by Imagine Dragons

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Monday, January 20, 2014

Podcast 185: Sheep Have A New Shepherd

Yep, it turns out that Ellen is still a terrible person. But we learn a ton of info about this series, unlike other TV shows (specifically Lost). Fantastic stuff! Also tons of lists of various things from the listners. This tv podcast covers episodes 15 and 16 of Battlestar Galactica Season 4.

Various topics discussed in this podcast include:
    Pete recommends the Comedy Central show @Midnight
    Adventures in Republican
    Joey's Culture Corner: Lord Foul's Bane by Stephen Donaldson
    Facebook Find of the Week: Listener Fishhead - He-Man
    Top 5 Favorite: Non-traditionally Animated Movies
    Joey mispronounces the name of Philip K. Dick's "A Scanner Darkly"
    Joey continues to prove how much of a cylon he really is.
    Do the "Smart" thing, not the "Right" thing.
    Stroking someone with the back of your hand is weird.
    Joey has a hard time with human emotions sometimes.
    Peter compares the phrase "icy pragmatism" to Objectivism.
    Joey and Peter come up with some really weird stuff.
    Music Intro: So Much More by Candace Russell

Here is the rating that we gave for the episodes in Podcast 185: 2hr 44min 30sec:
No Exit
Peter: SciFi - 10 Television - 6
Joey: SciFi - 10 Television - 8

Deadlock
Peter: SciFi - 8 Television - 7
Joey: SciFi - 8 Television - 6

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Monday, January 13, 2014

Podcast 184: They're Gonna Kill Us

A reckoning was predicted, and what a reckoning that Gaeta and Zarek get for their actions. Farewell dear Gaeta. It was really sad to see your decline. Even if it is getting to the end of the series, it is a gutsy move to kill off two of the main characters. This tv podcast covers episodes 13 and 14 of Battlestar Galactica Season 4.

Various topics discussed in this podcast include:
    Joey's Culture Corner: Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson
    Facebook Find of the Week: Listener Fishhead - Baby Name Wizard Graph of Most Popular Baby Names
    Top 5 Favorite: Traditionally Animated Movies
    Joey doesn't properly appreciate Mel Brooks
    "People don't change, with only 6 episodes left." - Joey Smith
    Finally Tom Zarek is dead!
    Music Intro: I Fight Dragons

Here is the rating that we gave for the episodes in Podcast 184: 1hr 55min 46sec:
The Oath
Peter: SciFi - 6 Television - 8
Joey: SciFi - 6 Television - 7

Blood On The Scales
Peter: SciFi - 6 Television - 9
Joey: SciFi - 7 Television - 8

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Friday, January 10, 2014

Podcast 183: I See It

A return to the podcast after our holiday break. We had to change plans of recording venue since Joey forgot to bring up the normal recording laptop and so we made a trip back to the office. Thankfully Joey and I had talked them in to buying all the equipment that we would need. Lots of surprises in this week, but the best and most sad was the death of Dualla. Gonna miss the heck out of her. This tv podcast covers episodes 11 and 12 of Battlestar Galactica Season 4.

Various topics discussed in this podcast include:
    Holiday wrap up for Joey and I.
    My favorite gift from Christmas was a sketch by my niece.
    Joey's Culture Corner: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
    Facebook Find of the Week: Listener Fishhead - Deadliest actors of all time
    Top 5 Favorite: Things I did in high school
    Research Assignment by the Intern: How long does it take for an area to recover from a Nuclear disaster?
    How did Tyrol come to be in a "normal" human family?
    Dee blows us all away when she blows herself away.
    Doc Coddle may be best thing about BSG. He nearly steals every scene.
    Doctor/patient confidentiality vs. The right of the father
    Music Intro - Listener Brainy Smurf's Original Composition for TrekWest5: "This is Wrong Tool"

Here is the rating that we gave for the episodes in Podcast 183: 2hr 14min 33sec:
Sometimes A Great Notion
Peter: SciFi - 6 Television - 7
Joey: SciFi - 7 Television - 8

A Disquiet Follows My Soul
Peter: SciFi - 7 Television - 7
Joey: SciFi - 4 Television - 7

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Monday, December 16, 2013

Podcast 182: We Do Our Jobs

Fun discussion this week. Special appearance by My Friend Jon Madsen, albeit faintly as he was shouting from the other room. Joey only gives his wife one hug a year, on Hug Day. How weird is that? This tv podcast covers episodes 9 and 10 of Battlestar Galactica Season 4.

Various topics discussed in this podcast include:
    Christmas Party updates
    Catching up on email
    Joey celebrates Hug Day
    Joey's Culture Corner: Disney's Frozen
    Facebook Find of the Week: Listener Alex - Firefly: The Animated Series
    Top 5 Favorite: Holidays
    Is it cheating if it's a clone of your wife?
    We should not decide who lives and dies. Just love everyone.
    There's no room for cooperation in a death squad
    Start using the inboard communication systems instead of running to personally deliver the message.
    Music by Shayna Zaid

Here is the rating that we gave for the episodes in Podcast 182: 2hr 12min 53sec:
The Hub
Peter: SciFi - 7 Television - 6
Joey: SciFi - 8 Television - 7

Revelations
Peter: SciFi - 8 Television - 8
Joey: SciFi - 8 Television - 5

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