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The Screaming Hestons - #223

The Screaming Hestons - #223

November 25, 2018

Stan Lee, Remakes, Reboots, Trailers, Sequels and everyone needs a screaming Heston!

We start the episode with a talk about air travel and action figures and dive right into some geeky ideas for burial traditions. Who doesn't want to have an amazing tomb?

A quick round-up of what we have seen in pop culture such as Iron Fist, and what we think of Doctor Who this season. Recent movie viewings include Critters and Life.

Replicas trailer 2...leading to a discussion about cloning, theft and property rights, as well as the quantum entanglement of sheep.

The Lion King live-action/CG remake leads us into remake fatigue, reboot rage, and a talk about the remakes we would like to see. How long should there be between remakes?

Sequels after so much time - Ghost Busters 3 is in the works.

Once Upon a Deadpool trailer

The Lego Movie 2 trailer

Chris Pratt becomes a topic of discussion and we look forward to his upcoming film because of its epic name (Cowboy Ninja Viking)

This week's podcast promo: Earth Station One podcast

Anime, Cartoons and Space Cigars # 222

Anime, Cartoons and Space Cigars # 222

November 11, 2018

A lively discussion on the difference between Anime and cartoons!

Captain Picard is the hero we need right now according to author and Trek writer Michael Chabon.

"Calypso" the latest Short Trek from Discovery is reviewed.

Netflix is adding Anime to its list of original content, starting with Pacific Rim and Altered Carbon. The hosts get into an in depth discussion about anime and cartoons, the differences between them, and a look at Studio Ghibli.

Matt Smith is rumoured to be playing a young version of Palpatine in Star Wars Episode 9. We speculate on how this character could be included long after his death.

Disney+ is the name of the new streaming service from the Disney corporation, and LOKI will be one the first series to be produced.

Oumuamua may have been an alien space probe sent to investigate the Earth, or it could have been a comet or asteroid.

Is Shrek getting the reboot treatment?

Kong vs Godzilla begins production this week for release in 2020.

Andrew Lincoln's Rick Grimes will star in a series of Walking Dead TV movies for AMC.

This week's podcast promo: Pop Culture Cosmos

Klingons Stargate to Thundercon - #221

Klingons Stargate to Thundercon - #221

November 4, 2018

Shawn and the Klingons invade Thundercon!

This week we're talking about the adventures Shawn had while dressed up as a Klingon. He and his companions drove to Thunder Bay for an amazing convention experience. The Klingons hosted an after-party trivia night at the local Sleeping Giant brewery. They met and hung out with the stars of Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis. They met Dr. Stevil, an amazing Dr. Evil cosplayer. Many drinks were consumed, songs were sung, food was eaten, and Shawn picked up some great art work as well.

Also in this episode, we talk about the Rules of Halloween and proper protocol for both the trick 'r treaters, and for those who give out the candy.

The Northern Ontario Expo hosted a Halloween dance.

Austin Powers 4 might be coming to a theatre in the future, and Mr Feeny from 'Boy Meets World' stops a robbery.

We have the trailer for season 2 of The Orville!

And we ask a hypothetical question: What evil henchmen group would you be a part of? Why that group? What's the biggest benefit of that choice?

This week's podcast promo: Caster Quest