210: Star Trek, Picard, and the Gatekeepers of Fandom

August 12, 2018

Gatekeeping and virtue signalling in fandom! 


  • Patrick Stewart returns as Jean Luc Picard,
  • Gatekeeping and racial controversy in Star Trek fandom,
  • Star Trek 4 movie contract dispute with Chris Pine and Hemsworth,
  • Nichelle Nichols diagnosed with progressive dimentia,
  • Hallmark's Star Trek ornaments for 2018,
  • Gene Roddenberry biography by David Alexander

Charlotte Rae (The Facts of Life) 1926 - 2018,

Slaughterhouse Rulez trailer with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost,

Brent Spiner (Star Trek's Data) cast in Supergirl season 4,

Ruby Rose cast as Batwoman, and the lesbian issue,

She-Ra cartoon remake,

Final Space cartoon on Netflix,

A huge congratulations to the A Play On Nerds podcast for reaching episode 100 later this week!

This week's podcast promo: Flopcast



209: Josh’s Top 10 Movies

August 5, 2018

Best movies ever? Nope!  Josh's most beloved films?  Yup!

Here's the list of his favourite movies.  You'll have to listen for his rating of each film, and why he loves them so...

10. The Abyss

9. Superman

8. Enemy Mine

7. Conan The Barbarian

6. Star Wars (the series)

5. The Last Starfighter

4. Short Circuit

3. Flight of the Navigator

2. Dogma

1. Johnny Mnemonic

This week's hypothetical questions asks, How many arms and/or legs does a 4 limbed animal have?  It's more complicated than you might imagine!

This week's podcast promo: ESDCU - Earth Station DCU Podcast


208: Tesla, Trailers, and Time

July 29, 2018

Tesla Motors and movie trailers! 

A special report by James from the Battle Bridge Podcast, detailing his purchase of the Tesla Model X

  • handling,
  • batteries,
  • charging,
  • range,
  • gull wing doors,
  • internal space redesign,
  • nav console,
  • seating capacity

Movie trailer review:

  • Godzilla King Of The Monsters,
  • Alita: Battle Angel,
  • Aquaman,
  • Fastastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindalwald,
  • Shazam

A brief history of the tangled nest of Shazam, Superman, Captain Mar-Vel, Miss Marvel, DC and Marvel Comics.

This week's podcast promo: CasterQuest


207: Let’s Go To San Diego Comic Con!

July 22, 2018

SDCC 2018 is here!  We've got the news from Hall H!

  • Doctor Who Season 11 trailer,
  • Star Trek Discovery season 2 trailer and all the news and highlights,
  • The Toys That Made Us - season 3 episodes revealed,
  • Glass trailer,
  • Godzilla: King of the Monsters,
  • Star Wars Clone Wars final season news,
  • Titans,
  • Patient Zero trailer,
  • Overlord trailer,
  • Steel City NerdCon, Sault Ste. Marie's first geek convention

This week's promo: The 42 Cast


206: Robocop Returns With Lando, Zombies and Star Trek Toys

July 15, 2018

The return of everything we ever loved is on the way!

  • ROBOCOP RETURNS, the sequel we've been waiting for is on the way,
  • STAR WARS IX: Billy Dee Williams to return as Lando Calrissian,
  • ZOMBIELAND 2, original cast and crew to return,
  • Mego Corp returns with classic style Star Trek action figures,
  • ANT-MAN AND THE WASP review,
  • GODZILLA VS KONG speculation,
  • Danai Gurira to be cast in Star Trek's 4th Kelvin-verse movie,
  • EXTINCTION trailer and discussion,
  • Re-Zero anime,
  • DEADPOOL 2 super duper extended cut special features!

This week's podcast promo: ESO Network Patreon


205: Where Is The Prize Inside?

July 8, 2018

Wolfman's Got Nards, and cereal box prizes!

  • Steve Ditko, life and cultural impact of a comic book legend,
  • The Monster Squad documentary trailer Wolfman's Got Nards,
  • FunkOs breakfast cereal, and the prizes inside,
  • Incredibles 2 movie review,
  • MIT's Cheetah 3 robot,
  • Batman comic and New York Times spoilers,
  • Magic: The Gathering,
  • Email feedback

This week's promo: We Podcast and We Know Things


204: We’ll Always Be Toys ‘R Us Kids

July 1, 2018

The last of the Toys R Us stores close in the USA. 

Harlan Ellison 1934-2018:

  • Star Trek and The City on the Edge of Forever controversy

Star Wars talk:

  • The movie universe,
  • Ewan McGregor,
  • toys,
  • characters,
  • stories...


  • The Predator,
  • The Equalizer 2,
  • Disenchanted,
  • Zoe,
  • How It Ends,
  • Mile 22,
  • The House With The Clock in its Walls

Final thoughts on Luke Cage,

TAU movie on Netlfix review,

Audiobook recommendation: I Am Legion, I Am Bob

Local Events:

  • Jump City board game day,
  • Stars and Thunder and Canada Day,
  • Shane and Sara get engaged

This week promo: Vitamin Geek Podcast


203: Star Trek and Superheroes

June 24, 2018

So much Star Trek and Comic Book Superhero news! 

  • The life and times of Koko the Gorilla, Penny Patterson and the question of sentience,
  • Orville season 2 casting and premiere news,
  • Luke Cage season 2 first impressions,
  • Van Helsing on Netflix,
  • Web Toons online comics,
  • Opposite gender superhero mind-minder

Star Trek and Alex Kurtzman:

  • 5 years and the $25 Million producing deal,
  • More animated Star Trek,
  • Khan Noonien Singh mini-series,
  • Starfleet Academy,
  • Captain Picard could be back,
  • Tribbles on parade and further speculation

Comic Book News:

  • Injustice vs He-Man and the Masters of the Universe,
  • Star Trek vs The Transformers crossover event,
  • Holy Matrimony Batman issue #50
  • Batman, Superman and the secret identity paradox

This week's podcast promo: The Monster SciFi Show



202: Peter Parker Must Die….Twice!

June 17, 2018

Everyone has an Uncle Ben moment! 

  • STAR TREK Discovery show-runner shake-up, abuse and budget issues, AFTER TREK changes,
  • Chris Hardwick controversy,
  • Stan Lee's continuing woes,
  • BUMBLEBEE trailer -- soft reboot?
  • FIRST MAN trailer,

Netflix round-up:

  • The Toys That Made Us season 2,
  • Luke Cage season 2 on June 22,
  • Glow season 2 on June 29,
  • Domnhall Gleason in ABOUT TIME

Star Wars: thoughts on SOLO

Opposite Gender Superhero Hypothetical

Klingons and Sudbury Graphic Con

This week's podcast promos: Here Be Tygers, and Lexitecture


201: Star Wars, Star Trek, Sudbury Graphic Con Road Trip

June 10, 2018

The Podcast takes a convention road trip! 

  • Sudbury Graphic Con plays host to the Crimson Dawn Klingon Assault Group and The Rusted Robot Podcast,
  • Derrick and the Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club,
  • How to build a Boba Fett style suit of armor,
  • Con Flu...what is it? What does it do?
  • Laps in Judgement Studios,
  • Introducing KAG's Crimson Fox Sudbury chapter,
  • Graphic Con after party,
  • Star Trek thoughts on Discovery, Klingons, Spock, Swearing, and the connection to 13 Reasons Why,
  • Star Wars, Kelly Marie Tran, bullying, Disney, Solo, The Last Jedi, casting and more!

This week's promo: Round Table by Revolution SF podcast