Sunday, April 24, 2011

Podcast 97: Ringing the Bell

 I don't know why all the audio glitches really started up again after I took over the podcast, but there was a bit of a hangup in this week's recording - hopefully, we caught them all in post-processing and this audio sounds pretty clean. We were all really excited to start Babylon 5 proper, although I did find a couple of instances where I had to "ring the bell", our signal to remind/reassure the listeners that "it does get better than this." Aaron, the TrekWest5 intern, brings his usual apathetic reticence to this week's podcast (sometimes, I wonder if it's even worth the gasoline of hauling him to the Podcast Bunker.) We cover episodes 1-4 of Babylon 5, Season 1.

Various topics discussed in this podcast include:
    Joey's continuing campaign for office inside the Utah Republican Party
    The TrekWest5 Culture Corner: Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
    JMS answers the question What is/are spoo?
    Paul Dunbar's We Wear the Mask

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Here are the ratings that we gave for each show:
Midnight on the Firing Line: 1hr 1min 25sec
Peter: SciFi - 5 Television - 3
Joey: SciFi - 6 Television - 3
Aaron: SciFi - 6 Television - 4

Soul Hunter: 22min 18sec
Joey: SciFi - 7 Television - 3
Aaron: SciFi - 7 Television - 4
Peter: SciFi - 6 Television - 2

Born to the Purple: 24min 58sec
Aaron: SciFi - 7 Television - 5
Peter: SciFi - 3 Television - 3
Joey: SciFi - 2 Television - 6

Infection: 24min 59sec
Peter: SciFi - 5 Television - 2
Joey: SciFi - 5 Television - 3
Aaron: SciFi - 5 Television - 2


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Monday, April 11, 2011

Podcast 96: Joey's Podcast

  And thus we begin our foray in Babylon 5 with Joey firmly at the controls. Who would have seen his coup d'├ętat coming? Certainly not me. But frankly who better to guide us through this strange and alien scifi world. I for one am excited to begin what should be a very good discussion of many moral dilemmas and a powerful story arc. Just look past the horrible graphics and the awkward acting that always comes with a new series. In this podcast we discuss the Babylon 5 pilot: The Gathering.

Various topics discussed in this podcast include:
    Joey's Culture Corner: Asked & Answered by J. Michael Straczynski
    B5 aliens and character introduction
    Medical Alchemy
    Wooden acting, bad graphics, but good story
    No music intro/outro this week


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Here are the ratings that we gave for each show:
The Gathering: 1hr 48min 45sec
Peter: Television - 2 SciFi - 4
Joey: Television - 3 SciFi - 8

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Monday, April 4, 2011

Podcast Movie Special: TRON

 Joey and I had the great opportunity this week to re-watch a Scifi classic: TRON. What a wonderful walk back down memory lane for the both of us, as this movie came out when we were kids. It has managed to stand the test of time because of good acting (David Warner, Bruce Boxleitner, Jeff Bridges) and a great story (Steven Lisberger). Sure the graphics leave a bit to be desired, but for the early 80's this was good stuff. While the inarticulate techno-babel still happened, most die hard programmers won't even notice since it wasn't used as a major plot piece. We both loved getting a chance to discuss the intricate relationship between technology and religion. This is a great movie that the entire family can enjoy together. END OF LINE.

Various topics discussed in this podcast include:
    Joey's Culture Corner: Split Infinity by Piers Anthony
    Going to arcades
    Farmville is brain filth
    Music Intro: I Fight Dragons

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