Take Five #04: District 9 & Assorted Rants

For many reasons I bypassed Peter Jackson's District 9, but now that I've seen it, I understand what all the fuss was about. Should the panelists ask the fans if they want to be spoiled? And what is it with the hair.





Take Five #03: Viewing habits

Do you watch genre television with friends, spouse, significant other? Or do you hunker down, by yourself, only the glow from the screen illuminating the room? Also check out the two previous postings for links to the SDCC interviews and panels mentioned in this show.

Episode 43 Zombies: Shaun of the Dead & 28 Days Later

Wayne's been on me to do a zombie show for six months or so, and the time was finally right. Who would have thought you could blend a romantic comedy with zombies? In contrast, 28 Days Later provides a much darker look at one of the most popular apocalypse scenarios. Regardless, even if you're not a zombie fan, these two films might have you reevaluating your stance.

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Timing
 
0:00 - 6:21 Intro
 
6:22 - 9:38 Scifi news
 
9:39 - 54:44 Shaun of the Dead
 
54:55 - 1:27:25 28 Days Later
 
1:27:26 - 1:29:37 Outro
 

Episode 42 Orphan Black Season 1 Review

Wayne and Dave take a look at one of the most intriguing scifi television shows to come along in quite a while. BBC America's Orphan Black starring Tatiana Maslany explores the practical and ethical considerations surrounding human cloning. Who's your favorite clone? Oh right. First rule of clone club; you don't use the C word.

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Take Five #02: Farscape

Except for the Centurions, everybody at least looks human in BSG. But Farscape truly explores the outer reaches of space, in this scifi space opera that injects humor far more often than Battlestar, and Crichtonisms and his nicknames often highlight an episode. 


Take Five #01: Battlestar Galactica

In this the first of our new mini-casts, Dave takes a look at a genre series missed the first time around. Now recognized by many critics as the top scifi television series of all time, Battlestar Galactica set the bar incredibly high.


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