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Commentary, criticism and comedy about movies, TV and all corners of geeky genres and culture. A sci-fi convention in your pocket.

It's April and while Spring is here, but while the flowers may be blooming, the offerings from Hollywood are looking pretty sparse. Still, our host, Deanna Toxopeus is joined by Tegan Hendrickson to look at what is in the theaters this month. Apparently Gary's visited to Deanna, which explains his absence on the cast.  There is also a discussion about the wisdom of Hollywood pitching movies at the Tween set when all they do is download.

Our theme music this episode is "Cultists On Board" by the Darkest of the Hillside Thickets, courtesy of Divine Industries.  

A reminder about our feedback address: revcast@revolutionsf.com.  Sould Hollywood give up on the Tweens?

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Terry Pratchett passed away recently, and some of the RevCast regulars want to gather to discuss his life, works and influence. Deanna Toxopeus is joined by David Farnell, Peggy J. Hailey and Rute Noiva to have a big old chat. They discuss reading order (Hint: Don't start with Colour of Magic) and Terry's affinity with animals. There is also the discussion of the Discworld series spanning Adult, YA and Children's fiction. 

Our theme music this episode is "Cultists On Board" by the Darkest of the Hillside Thickets, courtesy of Divine Industries.  

 

A reminder about our feedback address: revcast@revolutionsf.com.  What's your favourite Terry Pratchett work?

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December 7, 2014 saw the premier of The Librarians, a television series based on the similarily named Noah Wyle  television movies. Clearly influence by the Indiana Jones movies, this series weaved magic and adventure to ceate ten episodes that became must see TV for manyviewers. Our Podcast Queen, Deanna Toxopeus is joined by Magaret-Anne Park, Michael Bailey and Nathan Laws to discuss the awesomeness that is this the LITs and their Guardian. This second part of our two parter looks at the individual episodes and the season long arc that was wrapped up in the season fianale. There are predictions and wishes as to where the series will go in season 2.

Our theme music this episode is "Cultists On Board" by the Darkest of the Hillside Thickets, courtesy of Divine Industries.

A reminder about our feedback address: revcast@revolutionsf.com. Should it be Jassandra or Cake?

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December 7, 2014 saw the premiere of The Librarians, a television series based on the Noah Wyle  television movies. Clearly influenced by the Indiana Jones movies, this series weaved magic and adventure to create ten episodes that became must-see TV for many viewers.  Our Podcast Queen, Deanna Toxopeus is joined by Magaret-Anne Park, Michael Bailey and Nathan Laws to discuss the awesomeness that is the LITs and their Guardian.  This first part of our two-parter looks at the premise of the show and the characters in it.  Make sure to come back for Part II, premiering in the timeslot just after this one.

Our theme music this episode is "Cultists On Board" by the Darkest of the Hillside Thickets, courtesy of Divine Industries.

A reminder about our feedback address: revcast@revolutionsf.com. Should it be Jassandra or Cake?

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Red Dwarf!  It's a British sci-fi classic about Lister, the last survivor of the human race (conveniently,  a loveable slacker. So take that, all you med school overachievers!). He travels  through space on the mining ship the Red Dwarf.  He has companions Holly, Rimmer and Cat, but you can read about that on Wikipedia.

If you are a true fan, you'll want the Red Dwarf Lexicon, an amazing two volumes covering all that is Red Dwarf. Our host, Deanna Toxopeus sits down with the author of the lexicon, Paul C. Giachetti.  Joining them is RevCast regular, Nathan Laws. Together the three have a wide-ranging discussion on the show's premise, themes, characters, notable (and not so notable) espisodes and even how every show has a Cousin Oliver.

Our theme music this episode is "Cultists On Board" by the Darkest of the Hillside Thickets, courtesy of Divine Industries.  

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It's March! Spring is in the air and the warm winds have blown in some new offerings from Hollywood. Our hosts Deanna Toxopeus and Gary Mitchel sit down with Tegan Hendrickson and Michael Falkner to discuss the warming of the movies. In this episode, we learn that Tegan will do a lot for a movie ticket and some booze. Take note, listeners! Also she keeps a list of permissible mullets. Because why not? The contributors wax poetic about wanting a plucky underdog movie about Quidditch. And, for some reason, everyone except Deanna wants to talk about <I>The Sexorcist</i>.

Our theme music this episode is "Cultists On Board" by the Darkest of the Hillside Thickets, courtesy of Divine Industries.  

A reminder about our feedback address: revcast@revolutionsf.com. Should Deanna fire them all?

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The rumors about Spider-Man and the MARVEL Cinematic Universe started last year after a series of studio emails were leaked, and then the nearly unthinkable actually happened! Sony and MARVEL came to a deal where the web-head can come home! Or at least, to the movie studio created by his home! So RevNews host Gary Mitchel has called together a collection of web(page)-slingers, the Titaness Tegan Hendrickson and the Mighty Michael Falkner to fully cover this amazing news!

Listen in as they go over the details of the deal; how MARVEL had a movie plan that they could not change . . . until this happened; a discussion on whether the studio should go with Parker or Miles; what, if anything, this deal means to non-comics fans; when we'll first see Spidey in the MCU; if MARVEL could or even should try a similar deal with FOX; what the trio would like to see in the future & their pure speculation about it; and Gary making what might be the worst analogy ever, comparing Spider-Man to whipped cream.

A reminder about our feedback address: revcast@revolutionsf.com. Do you need more J.K. Simmons in your life?

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The 80s were a wonderful time for action television.  Every week, K-cars exploded and flipped on our small screens.  Lone wolves would sweep into our lives, saving us from mob bosses, drug lords and the occasional communist.  For our second visit to this topic, our hosts, Deanna Toxopeus and Gary Mitchel are joined by Nathan Laws to discuss three more 80s action faves, Remington Steel, Knight Rider and Scarecrow and Mrs. King.  The also spend some time discussing sharks, including if Canadian sharks say sorry when they bite someone.  Plus Gary gives the most "meh" endorsement of a game ever.

Our theme music this episode is "Cultists On Board" by the Darkest of the Hillside Thickets, courtesy of Divine Industries.  

A reminder about our feedback address: revcast@revolutionsf.com. Is it time for someone to cosplay Mr. T as a shark?

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Continuing our look back at the geek TV of 2014, RevNews host Gary Mitchel gathers together a host of lanyard-worthy geeks to talk about MARVEL's Agents on the run: Nathan Laws, Matt Cowger and Mike Nelson!

Listen in as they discuss how season two has improved the show; their love of Kyle MachLachlan; their thoughts on Skye, May, Anti-May, Koenig, Coulson & the rest of the agents; the dropping of the Inhumans into the MCU; the season's various gut-punches; the fact that Gary knows about hurt/comfort fic; their wanting the "Oh, you're not dead" moment; noticing how each season's cliffhanger happens in a tropical area; how everyone in the MCU has a healing factor; guessing what is Ward's flavor of crazy; and the utter awesomeness of Agent May & the May vs May fight.

A reminder about our feedback address: revcast@revolutionsf.com. Can only Paxton go Paxton Crazy?

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