202: Odd Jobs

Fall Preview Special! Live (at the time it was recorded) from Utah! An even longer-than-usual ramble about moving, working, not working, working some more, getting shot at (while working), playing impressive new Atari homebrew games, looking forward to an expanding galaxy of Star Wars and Star Trek spinoffs on TV, recent developments in space exploration, and why neither Doctor Who nor anything is being “ruined by the SJWs”. Really. (2:05:35)


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201: Major Sci-Fi Franchise Polka Party!

Second movement! Did you miss us? A lengthy, low-key, late-night ramble through the latest sci/tech/space exploration news, thoughts on Star Trek: Discovery, Black Mirror, The Last Jedi, Stargate Origins, and the Doctor Who Christmas episode, news from New York Toy Fair, what we found under the tree in 2017, and why I’m moving to Utah this summer. (99:00)


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110: In, Through and Beyond

This is not a drill! The Black Hole: guilty pleasure or maligned masterpiece? Maybe it’s somewhere in between. And maybe it’s a means of pointlessly scaring the crap out of a seven-year-old. Plus, year-end roundups of science and wonderfully geeky merch, a discussion of Star Trek Continues’ final and finest hour, and any excuse to subject you to the theme from Star Cops. (79:03)


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109: The Final Battle!

Halloween weekend special! What, you think you can just walk back in the door after all this time and just…sit there…and podcast? Well…yes, I can. It’s my show. And it’s about a glut of decent sci-fi shows and a glut of little video games and a glut of Porgs. Mustn’t forget the Porgs. (44:31)


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108: Ladies’ Night

The missing August episode! The new Doctor Who is a woman. The lead of the new Star Trek series is a woman. The new Jedi apprentice is a woman. Why is this a problem for some people? Why is this threatening to some people? Also: loads of news and reviews, a Pokestop in my back yard, thoughts on getting old, and help wanted. (51:21)


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107: You Never Forget Your First Fandom

You never forget your first fandom – and in my case, that was the premiere of Star Trek: The Next Generation. See why this was completely different from Star Wars, and find out how many ways a science fiction TV series can change someone’s life (spoiler: a lot). A nostalgic trip to the final frontier. (1:11:46)


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106: Are You Being Media Served?

Are you being media served? If not, why not? Who needs a media server, how do they set one up, and how do you organize it? Why is everyone so up in arms over the Star Trek: Discovery trailer? And why is a severe thunderstorm a really lousy place/time to record a podcast? The latest Don’t Give This Tape To Earl asks all these questions and waits patiently for the answers. (1:03:06)


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104: Bulletin Board Systems

Parlez-vous ATDT15014521700? In the days before the internet, there was the BBS…and for some weird and probably unhealthy reason, your host wanted to run one of his own. A tale replete with BBSs, MIBs, not nearly enough +++ATH0, and numerous other unfortunate abbreviations. (1:15:38)


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103: Hidden Figures and the Story of a Space Case

If you don’t want to hear about space, this is not the podcast for you. This month, I tell you what there was to like about Hidden Figures (spoiler: a lot of things), and reveal the perhaps slightly embarrassing movie tie-in that turned a young sci-fi nut into a lifelong lover of space exploration. Spend an hour spacing out with me. (53:17)

Not mentioned in this podcast because they happened after the recording date: Peter Capaldi leaving Doctor Who, the Star Trek: Axanar lawsuit settlement and the death of John Hurt. I simply ran out of time to record an add-on for the news section, so we’ll discuss these at a later date.


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101: The One About The Pokemon

In which our intrepid host launches a new podcast that has absolutely no central focus or reason to exist, and promptly gets hooked on Pokemon Go. Also, Star Trek: Discovery news. (40:59)


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