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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.

May 2015 was a spectacular month for geek movies! But what if you've seen both Mad Max and Avengers multiple times and are looking for something fresh and new? (OK, we realize that this is not true, that you could watch the movies again and again, but work with us here.)

Well never fear, our co-hosts Deanna Toxopeus and Gary Mitchel sit own for a look at the movies.  They are joined by the Mistress of the Movies, Tegan Hendrickson. They discuss the endless sequels and why fictional BD Wong can't learn from his mistakes. Tegan even invents a new word to describe Seth MacFarlane movies.

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 part of speech is Tegan's new word?

Direct download: RevCast_255.mp3
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It's May and there is a big movie coming out.    There are also other movies coming out and our co-hosts Deanna Toxopeus and Gary Mitchel are joined by Tegan Hendrickson and Michael Falkner to discuss all of them. There is also a discussion of movie critics complaining about having to see movies at Disneyland.  Plus Deanna comes up with the next great idea from the RevCast: Pop Leakage. 

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 size Pop Leakage would you wear?  

Direct download: RevCast_254.mp3
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It's time to dip into the archives again and look at the works of fantasy author Joe Abercrombie.  Our co-hosts Deanna Toxopeus and Gary Mitchel are joined by RevSF's Man from Japan (TM) David Farnell to primarly dicuss Abercrombie's First Law series.  As Gary observes, Abercrombie writes books about the people who would be the villains in other authors' work. Together our trio looks at Abercrombie's writing style, characters and themes.  

As always, the discussion is wide ranging, with David discovering a mermaid and Deanna being completely inappropriate.

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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. Who's your favourite Abercrombie character?

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Direct download: RevCast_253.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:53 PM

It's April and while spring is here and 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. There is also a discussion about the wisdom of Hollywood pitching movies at the Tween set when all they do is download.

Subscribe to us and rate us on iTunes. Now you can also hear us on Stitcher

For our enormous archive of RevolutionSF podcasts, check out our Enormous Archive of RevolutionSF Podcasts.

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

RevolutionSF's RevCast is amongst the Earth Station One network of geeky podcasts. Find more stations for all things geek at ESOPodcast.com.

Follow the RevCast cast on Twitter:

Gary Mitchel

Podcast Queen Deanna

and Tegan Hendrickson

Direct download: RevCast_252.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00 PM

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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Podcast Queen Deanna

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Direct download: RevCast_251.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:03 AM

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?

Direct download: RevCast_250.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:32 AM

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?

Direct download: RevCast_249.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:26 AM

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.  

A reminder about our feedback address: revcast@revolutionsf.com.

Direct download: RevCast_248.mp3
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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?

Direct download: RevCast_247.mp3
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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?

Direct download: SpiderMan.mp3
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