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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.

Were you confused when Sy-Fy added wrestling to their lineup? And not just because they forgot how to spell Sci-Fi? Then join host Gary Mitchel as he, and Orenthal V. Hawkins and David Perry step inside the squared circle to explain why it's not as unlikely a mixture as you might think. They go to the mat to look beyond the spandex and masks to dive into the history of professional wrestling and the unexpected overlaps between genre and sports entertainment.

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

A reminder about our feedback address: revcast@revolutionsf.com. Does the thought of wrestling make you want to put us in a submission hold?


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We are taking it to the matresses this episode as we look at the Darwyn Cooke's graphic novel adaptaption of Richard Starke's seminal Parker novel The Hunter.  Our bookclub leader, Michael Emond, is joined by Parker fan, Van Allen Plexico and neophytes Jessa Phillips and Deanna Toxopeus to discuss the plot, the characters and the art.  The also deviate into the history of the series and give you some little tidbits you might only find if you spent hours on the Internet.

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

A reminder about our feedback address: revcast@revolutionsf.com. What would you take to the mattresses?

Direct download: Roundtable_180.mp3
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SCIENCE!!!!  That's what 2012 was full of.  So in 2012 Year In Review Part Two: The Year in SCIENCE!!! our host, Gary Mitchel was joined by two actual scientists, Dr. Scott Viguie and Dr. Stephen Granade. They talk about everything from sub-atomic particles, the Curiosity rover, and even controversial issues like genetically engineered food and climate change. They also discuss ways to make science "sexy" again (Deanna's after the fact suggestion: Fishnets or Chris Hemsworth.  Or both, depending on your preferences.), if Sci-Fi is still pushing science, and how we are, in some ways, already living in the future.

Our theme music this episode is "20 Minutes of Oxygen" by Darkest of the Hillside Thickets, courtesy of Divine Industries.

A reminder about our feedback address: revcast@revolutionsf.com.   How would you make Geek Science Sexy?

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The RevNews is back!  This time host Gary Mitchel is joined by some Geek women to discuss the events that have defined Geek Women in 2012.  You know that Jessa Phillips, Laura Haywood-Cory, Sarah Carless and Tegan Hendrickson are going to talk about the "real geek" controversy that has swirled around fandom this year.  Spoiler:  Gary gets made an honourary woman.

Our theme music this episode is "20 Minutes of Oxygen" by Darkest of the Hillside Thickets, courtesy of Divine Industries.

A reminder about our feedback address: revcast@revolutionsf.com.   What do you think the greatest Geek Woman achievement was in 2012?

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It's December and once again, Hollywood has a Santa's bag full of goodies for moviegoers, but sadly, very little sci-fi.  To that end, co-hosts Deanna Toxopeus and Gary Mitchel sit down with Michael Falkner to discuss the slim pickings.  Which are puppies and which are coal in our stockings?  Only Deanna, Gary and Michael know!  So settle in with your hot cocoa and listen to their sage device.  Also tune in for the Week in Nerdliness!

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

A reminder about our feedback address: revcast@revolutionsf.com.   Which one of these movies is duller than the yule log?

Direct download: Roundtable_179.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:43pm EST