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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.

DragonCon, the largest fan run convention on the East Coast.  Possibly the world.  If you like it, they talk about it here. And two of RevolutionSF's own, Gary Mitchel and Joe Crowe run the American Sci-Fi Classics Track at this hallowed event. Both gentlemen sit down with our Podcast Queen Deanna Toxopeus to discuss how their plans for the track this year. She also asks how the two men go involved in running a track at DragonCon. There is some reminising about panels of the past. And Joe plots to get Deanna fired.

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 panel would you like to participate in at the American Sci-Fi Classics Track at DragonCon.

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Summer is still with us, and while some kids are heading back to school, Hollywood still has more movies to give you an excuse to head to the theater to cool off.  Our co-hosts, Deanna Toxopeus and Gary Mitchel are joined by Tegan Hendrickson to look at the offerings Hollywood has brought us. From Fantastic Four to Hitman, what is worth seeing at the theater this month?  In addition, Deanna links Shaun the Sheep to Urban Cowboy, and Gary and Tegan take the show off the rails over a kids' movie. And yet Joe still lets them do the show

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 other clips should Deanna compile for Gary's trial?

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A while back, RevolutionsSF co-founder Joe Crowe sat down with author Adam-Michaels James to discuss the classic TV series, Bewtched.  Adam-Michaels has just published the authoritative source on the show, the Bewitched Continuum and he discusses the origin of his fandom of the show.  He and Joe discuss the episodes, the characters and the actors who played them and the overall fandom. It's a wide-rangng discussion full of infomation that will make you the master of the Betwitched questions that come up in your next Trival Pursuit pub night.

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 was the better Darren?

 

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Summer is half over, but Hollywood still wants access to your wallet. They have brought a myriad of offerings to seperate you from your money. Co-hosts Deanna Toxopeus and Gary Mitchel are joined by movie queen Tegan Hendrickson to discuss the films and make their recommendations. There is speculation about what to call Benedict Cumberbatch’s new baby. They also come to an agreement that it's time to retire the shaky cam. And for some reason, Deanna expresses a desire to visit a Lego spa. 

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

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A reminder about our feedback address: revcast@revolutionsf.com. What spa treatment do you think should delivered at the Lego Spa?

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:21 AM

Back in 2012, our RevNews took a look at the state of the portrayal and treatment of women in geek media. Now WITNESS US as host Gary Mitchel is joined by talented lady geeks Tegan Hendrickson, Christina Janke, Jarrah Hodge and KC Ryan to return to the topic in the wake of the debate over Black Widow's role in "Age of Ultron", female characters in comics, and the awesomeness that is Imperator Furiosa in "Mad Max: Fury Road"!

Listen as they discuss the horror of the MRA "paradise" at the heart of "Bitch Planet"; cover Spider-Gwen, Squirrel-Girl, Silk and more of Marvel's collection of new female heroes; KC's take on Black Widow's reveal of what happened in the Red Room; Tegan's insight into why we analyse female characters in media so intently; the group's frustration over the lack of female action figures; how Mad Max is a Manic Pixie Dream Guy; Tegan's inability to judge what's appropriate for kids; why Furiosa is so important as a character, especially today; the cast's inability to get away from creepy ick factors and Max's real lost love interest.

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The RevolutionSF Revcast theme music is "20 Minutes of Oxygen" by Darkest of the Hillside Thickets. Find them at Thickets.net.

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

A reminder about our feedback address: revcast@revolutionsf.com. Would you watch "Spider-Potter: The Musical?"

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A long time ago, on a different podcast, Gary Mitchel gathered some sages of the DC universe to discuss the first half of the inagural season of CW's The Flash.  But, lo, there were technical difficulties and Gary was unable to fix the problems  Brave RevCast Producer, Deanna Toxopeus, took on the thankless project in an attempt to rescue the podcast.  These many months later, we are ready to release the final resulst to the net.

So join Gary as he sits down with the world's Flash expert, Shaun Rosado, Superman expert Michael Bailey, Revolution SF co-founder Joe Crowe and the forementioned Deanna, as they discuss the first half of the first season of Flash. You'll laugh.  You'll cry.  You'll kiss at least one hour goodbye.

This one ran long, so this will be the first of two parts.  Check our Part 1 if you missed it.

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

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A long time ago, on a different podcast, Gary Mitchel gathered some sages of the DC universe to discuss the first half of the inagural season of CW's The Flash.  But, lo, there were technical difficulties and Gary was unable to fix the problems  Brave RevCast Producer, Deanna Toxopeus, took on the thankless project in an attempt to rescue the podcast.  These many months later, we are ready to release the final resulst to the net.

So join Gary as he sits down with the world's Flash expert, Shaun Rosado, Superman expert Michael Bailey, Revolution SF co-founder Joe Crowe and the forementioned Deanna, as they discuss the first half of the first season of Flash. You'll laugh.  You'll cry.  You'll kiss at least one hour goodbye.

This one ran long, so this will be the first of two parts.  Part 2 is on its way.

 Subscribe to us and rate us on iTunes. Now you can also hear us on Stitcher. Join us now. DO IT. 

The RevolutionSF Revcast theme music is "20 Minutes of Oxygen" by Darkest of the Hillside Thickets. Find them at Thickets.net.

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

A reminder about our feedback address: revcast@revolutionsf.com. What should Deanna rescue next? 

 

Direct download: RevCast_256.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:56 AM

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
Category:general -- posted at: 6:13 PM

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?  

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:34 AM

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