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Science fiction news and commentary with insight and humor, plus some really terrific short stories.

It's August and Hollywood has blessed us with a popcorn bucket full of movies.  So many, in fact, that this episode has to be broken into two parts.  In this part, our hosts Deanna Toxopeus and Gary Mitchel are joined by Tegan HendricksonMichael Falkner and Nathan Laws to discuss the movies in the second half of the month. This part reveals why women watched action movies in the 80s and Deanna freaks Gary out. 

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 freak Gary out more often?

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Robin Williams's passing hit a lot of us hard. Gary Mitchel is joined fist by Tegan Hendrickson and Michael Falkner, then later by Dan Haight to talk about Robin's career as well as which of his roles, performance and routines were their favourites. They also look at Robin's influence and the fact that he was, apparently, a huge geek. Finally, they spend some time sharing some of the amazing stories about Robin's generosity of spirit that have emerged since his passing.

 

We also wanted to add that if you need help for any reason please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline in the US 1-800-273-8255. If you live outside of the US, please click here for a list of organizations who can help.

 

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


A reminder about our feedback address: revcast@revolutionsf.com. How did you like the cliffhangers?

 

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It's August and Hollywood has blessed us with a popcorn bucket full of movies.  So many, in fact, that this episode has to be broken into two parts.  In this part, our hosts Deanna Toxopeus and Gary Mitchel are joined by Tegan Hendrickson, Michael Falkner and Nathan Laws to discuss the movies in the first half of the month. There is a discussion of Ronan's orbs and Deanna shows some serious hate of the Ninja Turtles.

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 Gary find a new schtick and leave Deanna alone?

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In case you missed it, Batgirl recently got a new uniform.  This set our minds thinking about all the issues surrounding superhero uniforms.  Our co-hosts Deanna Toxopeus and Gary Mithel discuss the pros and cons with Tegan Hendrickson and Michael Emond. As per usual, it is a wide ranging discussion, including the little known fact that Dr. Manhattan's, ahem, package is patriotic.

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 Gary find a new schtick and leave Deanna alone?

Direct download: RevCast_232.mp3
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Told you Part 2 was coming soon. And here it is.
The first season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the second season of Arrow are entering summer reruns! Which means now is a great time to talk about what each show did right, and what each one did wrong! To do so, RevNews host has gathered together a mix of Clearance Level 8 and Island Survivors to talk about both shows! He's joined by Foremost Flash Fan Shaun Rosado
The nimble Nathan Laws, and newcomer to the show Agent Ryan Guthrie! This group is so knowledgeable, in fact, that the discussion ballooned into a SUPER EPIC FOUR HOUR EPISODE!

Having mercy on your download connections, we've broken things in half. In our second episode, we discuss all things related to our favorite Starling City Archer! Listen in as we do an episodic breakdown of the season; Shaun gets his face melted off; outdoor Arrow vs Indoor S.H.I.E.L.D.; The "Hero vs Vigilante" through-line of the season; good nods to the comics vs bad ones; how the show earned its superpowers; Ollie's ghosts vs Slade's ghosts; The Commissioner Gordon Effect; The Queen family's communication issues; our love of Manu & Amell's acting; subtly vs sledgehammering on a theme and how it's a good time for comics fans on TV. Our theme music this episode is "20 Minutes of Oxygen" by Darkest of the Hillside Thickets courtesy of Divine Industries.Inc.

A reminder about our feedback address: revcast@revolutionsf.com. How did you like the cliffhangers?

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Hey RevCast Listners - a news that has been MONTHS in the editing, but it is so good we have to share. YES WE DO!!!

The first season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the second season of Arrow are entering summer reruns! Which means now is a great time to talk about what each show did right, and what each one did wrong! To do so, RevNews host has gathered together a mix of Clearance Level 8 and Island Survivors to talk about both shows! He's joined by Foremost Flash Fan Shaun Rosado The nimble Nathan Laws and newcomer to the show Agent Ryan Guthrie! This group is so knowledgeable, in fact, that the discussion ballooned into a SUPER EPIC FOUR HOUR EPISODE!

Having mercy on your download connections, we've broken things in half. In our first part, we go deep into the case-files of S.H.I.E.L.D.! Listen in as we do an episodic breakdown of the season; Shaun talks about wanting his face melted off; Gary's enjoyment of Sky getting shot; Nathan's preference for Lawful Evil; Col. Talbot's incredibly fake mustache; Joss' ability to give your expectations a voice and Nathan and Ryan plans to meet on the field of Facebook at Dawn. Our theme music this episode is "20 Minutes of Oxygen" by Darkest of the Hillside Thickets courtesy of Divine Industries.Inc.

A reminder about our feedback address: revcast@revolutionsf.com. Did you hear the One Man speech correctly?

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It's July, which means it is hot and sticky in most of North America (even you Seattle!). What better way to beat the heat than heading out to the theater to catch a flick. But with so much choice, how do you decide where to enjoy the air conditioning? Well, never fear, co-hosts, Deanna Toxopeus and Gary Mitchel are joined by Tegan Hendrickson to discuss the upcoming goodness.

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 do you think about the secret reveal of Gary being a fembot?

Direct download: RevCast_231.mp3
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Back in January, a rumor was started by Conan O'Brien on Twitter that the 1966 Batman TV series, in all it's colorful, campy glory, was going to be released! At that news, RevNews host Gary Mitchel put out the Podcast Signal, and gathered Batfans Michael Gordon and Matt Cowger to discuss this groundbreaking series.

And now that the news is official, and we have a release date, this episode of RevNews has escaped into Gotham to spill all the secrets of the Dynamic Duo! Listen in as our Panel of Prodigious Podcasters discuss the history of the show; its iconic status; what took so long for it to be released; the thorny issues of creator/image rights & the "WKRP" Problem; the Curse of Hi-Def; the importance of Google Safe Search; what they hope will be on the discs; the reactions to the show from fans & in comics; the link between grandmothers & Batman; "Serious" Batman vs "Campy" Batman; and the Lone Ranger/Green Hornet/Batman connection. Our theme music this episode is "20 Minutes of Oxygen" by Darkest of the Hillside Thickets courtesy of Divine Industries.Inc.

A reminder about our feedback address: revcast@revolutionsf.com. What's in your utility belt?

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E3 has come and gone! Yay! We're getting a new Assassin's Creed game! Yay! You can't play a female character in multiplayer in it! Wait, what? This news has caused a flurry of discussions about women gamers, female & minority representation in gaming, and more. To sort through all these thorny issues, RevNews host Gary Mitchel has gathered together Geek Gaming Gurus Mark Finn, Tegan Hendricksonand newcomer to the RevNews, Scott Clark from The Hollywood Outsider! Listen in as they discuss Mark's disdain for twitch gamers stabbing each other in the head; the role of women in AC before now & Ubisoft's success in the past dealing with gender/racial issues; the perception of gaming as a "boy's club" & where this mistaken belief may have originated; Gary makes Tegan speak for her generation; Mark, Gary & Tegan's love for FemShep from Mass Effect; the role that we all need to play in these discussions, no matter our race or creed; Mark, Tegan and Scott's love of Assassin's Creed: Black Flag; and the importance of games in what they can do that other forms of entertainment can't.

Our theme music this episode is "20 Minutes of Oxygen" by Darkest of the Hillside Thickets courtesy of Divine Industries.Inc. A reminder about our feedback address: revcast@revolutionsf.com. What's your cool 80's Hair Metal name?

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June has come and gone, but we have not forgotten it.  In fact, this episode is our look at the June moveis before they came out!  Our co-hosts Deanna Toxopeus and Gary Mitchel are joined by Michael Emond to look at what Hollywood is offering to celbrate the beginning of summer. They have a wide ranging discussion including what makes something funny, why Pixar is doing sequels, an anti-DC rant and Gary gets a lesson in Canadian place names.  THere is a lot going on, so settle in with your favourite lemonade like drink and enjoy.

Our theme music this episode is "Cultists On Board" by the Darkes of the Hillside Thikets, courtesy of Divince Industries.  A reminder about our feedback address: revcast@revolutionsf.com. What would be the Canadian Transformer: a zamboni or a beer truck?

Direct download: RevCast_230.mp3
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