302B: An All-Star Tribute To Baby Yoda

D’aaaaaaawwwwwww! Following up on the previous installment of This Tape, some ruminations on what’s been on TV lately, including Apple TV’s For All Mankind, The Mandalorian over on Disney+, and anticipation for the new season of Doctor Who and that Star Trek: Picard series. (This somewhat short show was recorded shortly after Thanksgiving, and so doesn’t reflect the latest episodes of any of the series discussed. It was originally made available to Patreon supporters in early December.) (40:12)


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302: A Man Of Action (Figures)

Now with kung fu action grip! A seven-year-old playing with action figures? Totally normal. Same kid picking up the collecting bug at 17 and keeping it alive (budget permitting) at 47? That’s where people start demanding explanations. A quick stroll down toy-collecting memory lane, encompassing both Star Wars figures and many others I’ve collected down through the years, plus you get to hear my psychoanalyzing my aforementioned collecting bug in real time…the results are a little surprising. And long-winded. Remember to save your proof of purchases so you can find out who’s the Bossk around here. (1:55:39)


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301: How To Make A Uniquely Wisconsin Sci-Fi Channel

Both wacky and invasive! Another considerably over-length stroll through memory lane; this time, instead of the odd jobs, a very candid and personal discussion of possibly the one and only job where I was ever firing on all cylinders. Also: lots of musings on a Star Trek Section 31 series (including how it might actually work), a wrap-up of the thirteenth Doctor’s first season on Doctor Who, the Orville, Short Treks, and soundtracks, plus some shutdown shout-outs, an attack of the killer gall bladder, and much more. (2:37:37)


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