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  • daveac vblog   2 years 12 weeks ago

    It is a Big and Fruity Pot Luck test that only partly works but the wine is great – so it’s a pity I didn’t get to taste it during this vblog! That happenned on @bigandfruity Episode 35 – but ‘Just to my taste – strong, dark, full of fruit & spice’ sums it up. Sorry no Dr Who content this week

    Cheers, daveac

  • The Cultdom Collective Podcast Updates   2 years 12 weeks ago

    The Cultdom Collective Podcast

    Cultdom Episode 147 – Staples of SciFi & Fantasy

    Starting point: Den of Geek – 6 staples of sci-fi and fantasy television - http://www.denofgeek.com/television/687088/6_staples_of_scifi_and_fantas...
    Podcast includes Sheri Eggert-Samson of The Happiness Patrol C2E2 report – Thank You Sheri – sorry about some slight sound distortion during the report

    Direct link to mp3:-

    http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-54821/TS-612904.mp3

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    Cheers, Ian & daveac

  • The Cultdom Collective Podcast Updates   2 years 13 weeks ago

    The Cultdom Collective Podcast

    Cultdom Commentary: The Hounds of Baskerville

    With Mike back from the Vet with a Red Eyed dog, daveac back from the Cross Keys Pub & Ian back from a mysterious rendezvous up on the Moors – the team meet at our secret headquarters where our lady scientist helps us to investigate Sherlock ‘The Hounds of Baskerville’ Series 2 Episode 2

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    Cheers, Ian, Megan, Mike & daveac

  • The Cultdom Collective Podcast Updates   2 years 14 weeks ago

    The Cultdom Collective Podcast

    Cultdom Episode 146 – Mutations!

    Mutations! In SciFi, Fantasy and Horror

    Direct link to mp3:-

    http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-54821/TS-605973.mp3

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    Cheers, Ian & daveac

  • daveac vblog   2 years 14 weeks ago

    I survive Friday the 13th to talk of ...

    Cheers, daveac

  • The Cultdom Collective Podcast Updates   2 years 14 weeks ago

    The Cultdom Collective Podcast

    Cultdom Commentary: Sherlock – A Scandal in Belgravia

    Dave, Mike and Ian investigate some seriously beat up looking bins and check out this weeks Commentary: Sherlock – A Scandal in Belgravia Series 2 Episode 1

    Direct Link to mp3:-

    http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-54821/TS-614204.mp3

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    Cheers, Ian, Mike & daveac

  • daveac vblog   2 years 15 weeks ago

    Lions, Tigers, Clones, Caring and wine

    Cheers, daveac

  • daveac vblog   2 years 15 weeks ago

    Podcasts and Pages and a wine named after a sailboat

    Cheers, daveac

  • The Cultdom Collective Podcast Updates   2 years 15 weeks ago

    The Cultdom Collective Podcast

    Cultdom Episode 145 – Neat Gadgets & Weaponry

    Neat Gadgets & Weaponry … in Bond, SciFi and Fantasy

    Direct link to mp3:-

    http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-54821/TS-603536.mp3

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    Cheers, Ian & daveac

  • Ramble With Russel Podcast Updates   2 years 15 weeks ago

    The updates continue with....

     

    Episode 291 - Dragon Devil Demon

     

    On this edition of the show it's sword and sorcery, twin magic and more dealings with the devil.  Right at the top of the show I give my take on a recent loss to the world of music and cult tv shows.  The popular video game franchise is now a new web series with the dvd review of Dragon Age : Redemption (courtesy of eOne Entertainment)  starring Felicia Day (Buffy, The Guild) based on the game by Bioware.  It's a case of double trouble with the blu-ray review of Jack & Jill (courtesy of Sony Home Video) starring Adam Sandler and a host of cameos in his latest comedy movie.   It's time to catch up the sexy necromancer with the audio book review of Graphic Audio's Lilith Saintcrow's Dante Valentine ; Book 4 : Saint City Sinners (courtesy of www.graphicaudio.net) as she fights for her life against the legions of Hell.  Music for this episode features the songs Bride of the Dragon by Man Bites God and Family by PuceWallpaper, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

     

    and then I hit the road again with Episode 292 - Toronto Comic-Con Special Part 1

     

    It's another on the road edition of the podcast as I start my first convention coverage of 2012 with a trip to Toronto Comic-Con 2012 presented by Fan Expo that too place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on March 10 & 11, 2012.  On my Day 1 coverage you get a nice variety of observations and interviews for your listening pleasure.  First up it's a trip back to the 80's as I catch up with actor Curtis Armstrong who starred in the cult film Revenge of the Nerds and the tv series Moonlighting.  I get a chance to talk with some independent producers of the new webseries Clutch (www.clutchtheseries.com)  and how they are trying to make an impact on the web.  I then get a chance to catch up with the Jason Eisener, director of Hobo With a Shotgun (which I have reviewed on this show) as we talk about the art of making a cult classic.  It's a short trip into the land of reality tv as I geta quick interview with one of the stars of the Celebrity Apprentice, Tia Carrere (Wayne's World, Relic Hunter) as she spills some dirt on the show.  I end the day by catching up with one of the hosts of Innerspace on the SPACE channel AJ Fry as we talk a little sci-fi and actually suprise him with some news.  Music for this episode features the song Black Hole by Victor Stellar, it can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

     

    Both can be found at http://ramblingruss.libsyn.com

     

    Cheers,

     

    Russel

  • Ramble With Russel Podcast Updates   2 years 15 weeks ago

    The updates continue with...

    Episode 290 - Podcamp 2012 Special

     

    It's another on the road edition of the show as I return back to the GTA for my Podcamp Toronto 12 that took place on Ryerson University, Feb. 25 & 26, 2012.  In addition to gettting my thoughts on the weekend event I catch up with my old friend and fellow podcaster/author Steve Saylor as we talk about writing and his return to This Week in Geek.  Music for this episode features the song Travelogue by George Woods, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

     

    and then another edition of Extra - Insight Into Murder

     

    On this week's edition of Extra it's an award winning movie, a trip into terror, a town of dark secrets and more adventures of the death dealing necromancer. To start the show I give you all some exciting blu-ray news and a little rant on the state of networks yanking tv shows. First up at the gate is the dvd review of the Oscar Award Wiinning Hugo (courtesy of Paramount Home Video) as a young boy fights to save his father\s dream in Paris of 1931. Then a female nurse gets more than she bargained for after a near death experience in the dvd review of Insight (courtesy of Phase 4 Films) in this dark thriller starring Natalie Zea, Sean Patrick Flannery & Christopher llyod. It's a trip back to Durham with the dvd review of Durham County Season 3 (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) where secrets don't stay buried. The dark urban adventures continues with the audio book review of Graphic Audio's Lilith Saintcrow's Dante Valentine : Book 4 : Saint City Sinners (courtesy of www.graphicaudio.net) as the sword slashing necromancer fights for her life against the forces of hell. Music for this episode features the songs 5 O'Clock by Ocean Alexander, I've Got a Secret by Robin Stine and Lovely Little Sinner by Fine Print Pariah, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

     

    Both can be found at http://ramblingruss.libsyn.com

     

    Cheers,

     

    Russel

  • Ramble With Russel Podcast Updates   2 years 15 weeks ago

    Well looks like it is time for me to get caught up on my podcast updates and there is alot ot talk about, lets  start where I last left off with....

     

    Another edition of Extra - Bird Brain Buddies

     

    On this edition of extra it's birds of a feather that sometimes flock together. First up it's a trip back to the city zoo with my dvd review of The Penguins of Madagascar : Operation Ducky (courtesy of Paramount Home Video) as the fearless foursome face off against another set of challenges. Then it's time to catch up with some avid birders in the blu-ray of The Big Year (courtesy of Fox Home Video) starring Jack Black, Steve Martin and Owen Wilson in this outdoor comedy. Two classic animated idiots return to tv with the dvd review of Mike Judge's Beavis and Butt-head Volume 4 (courtesy of Paramount Home Video) as the duo return to cause havoc for a new generation of fans. It's then time to catch up with more adventures of a sexy Necromancer with the audio book review of Graphic Audio's Lilith Saintcrow's Dante Valentine's Book 2 : Dead Man Rising (courtesy of www.graphicaudio.net) as she faces off against the evils of her past. Music for this episode features the songs Duck Tape by smallfish, Wild Birds by Shannon Richardson and Dream of You Dead by Five Four, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

     

    then it's episode 289 - Rocking With The Devil

     

    On this regular edition of the show it's some sports entertainment action and an encounter with demonic forces.  First up we continue the road to Wrestlemania with the dvd review of the most electrifying man in the squared circle with The Rock : The Epic Journey of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) as this 3-disc set chronicles the journey of the WWE Superstar.  Then it's a journey to a virtual ring with my video game review of WWE '12 for the PS3 (courtesy of www.gameaccess.ca).  Two WW2 soldiers find more than they bargained for with the blu-ray review of The Devil's Rock (courtesy of eOne Entertainment) in this tale of supernatural terror.  The Devil comes a calling with the audio book review of Graphic Audio's Lilith Saintcrows Dante Valentine Book 3: The Devil's Right Hand (courtesy of www.graphicaudio.net).  Music for this episode features the songs Rock and Roll by Jim Beggs, Electricity by True Margrit and Flight Rock by Martin Rocka, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

     

    You can find them both at http://ramblingruss.libsyn.com

     

    Cheers,

     

    Russel

  • Doctor Who: Podshock 267 - Scream of the Shalka Reviewed, Conventions, News, Feedback, and more   2 years 15 weeks ago

    Hi guys,

    I enjoyed the episode and your review of it. My first observation about the episode is that there were too many blue eyed blokes... including the Shalka. How about piercingly brilliant yellow eyes or pulsating peepers of green? Anything but blue! I'm inclined to think that blue was chosen for reasons of contrast and visual excitement for a cool color juxtaposed over warm tones of brown, red, yellow and orange keeps the Shalka from taking on a monotone appearance, however there's nothing "cool" about these magma monsters. They define "uncool."

    One little continuity fluff... we didn't see Alison actually remove the bandage (or plaster) from her forehead before her Shalka "reunion" during Episode 6 (end of Part 3 into the beginning of Part 4). Maybe it was a really sticky one that had to be removed very slowly to prevent her from suffering even more pain than the injury it was covering and protecting? Maybe the scene ran long so they just edited it down? Maybe it was too graphic? Don't think so. While the depiction of Alison's wounded forehead was not overtly graphic it was visible. The last time I saw more "nasty" in Doctor Who was during Lytton's final appearance in "Attack Of The Cybermen."

    There were times when Richard Grant's vocal stylings as the Doctor were so much like Paul McGann's that I had to remind myself that this was not an 8th Doctor story. It happened a lot. Likewise the delivery of Derek Jacobi was very reminiscent of Roger Delgado's Master. It was eerie at times.

    Apparently the TARDIS served as inspiration for the Doctor's mobile phone, and yes, that was a nice touch and a mini-bridge between Classic and New Who.

    As to the production values of the episode I must reiterate (not verbatim) something Phil Collinson said during an interview which appears on "The Terror Of The Autons" DVD. You may not know that Phil was the Producer of Doctor Who from 2005 to 2008 for 48 episodes or that he grew up watching Classic Who, which is to say his opinion carries some weight, however more to the point is the remark he made which in effect was that you can't simply write off Classic Doctor Who because of cheesy special effects or because of how they fail in comparison to today's CGI effects. The makers of Classic Who did the best they could with what their budget could afford and technology could make possible. The same is true of "Shalka." It stands up very well when viewed in these terms.

    Is this story canon? Historically, yes, given that it was intended as the official continuation of the series BEFORE New Who bumped it aside.

    Happy Travels,
    Blue Box Bill

  • The Cultdom Collective Podcast Updates   2 years 16 weeks ago

    The Cultdom Collective Podcast

    Please join us at 2PM EDT - 7PM BST on TalkShoe ID 54821

    Episode 144 'Superstitions'

    Superstitions .... as used in Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror

    http:www.talkshoe.com/tc/54821

    Cheers, Ian & Dave

  • GALIFREY-DOTORWHOPODCAST Episode 3 is up   2 years 16 weeks ago
  • daveac vblog   2 years 17 weeks ago

    A Sunday recording after a wine-soaked weekend - let me tell you about it.

    Cheers, daveac

    Cheers, daveac

  • The Cultdom Collective Podcast Updates   2 years 17 weeks ago

    The Cultdom Collective Podcast

    Cultdom Episode 143 – Dead and Loving it …

    Dead and Loving it … in SciFi, Fantasy & Horror. But first we chat about new Doctor Who Companion casting of Jenna-Louise Coleman. Also please checkout our recent Studio Episode: Who’s Knocking on the TARDIS Door?

    Direct link to mp3:-

    http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-54821/TS-603534.mp3

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    Cheers, Ian & daveac

  • GALIFREY-DOTORWHOPODCAST Episode 3 is up   2 years 17 weeks ago

    My podcast epiosede's 4 and are up go to this link and check it out!     http://galifrey-doctorwhopodcast.squarespace.com/podcast-episode-links/

  • The Cultdom Collective Podcast Updates   2 years 17 weeks ago

    The Cultdom Collective Podcast

    Cultdom Studio Episode: ‘Who’s Knocking on the TARDIS Door?’

    Talking about the newly announced Doctor Who Companion

    Direct Link to mp3:-

    http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-54821/TS-606915.mp3

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    Cheers, Ian, Mike, Logan & daveac

  • Actress selected to play new Companion for 11th Doctor!   2 years 17 weeks ago

    It is confirmed on the BBC's "Doctor Who" website that Jenna-Louise Coleman will be the new companion for the 11th Doctor.

     

    For a spoiler-free story you can read more details here:

    BBC - Doctor Who - News - Jenna-Louise Coleman Announced as New Companion

     

     

  • The Cultdom Collective Podcast Updates   2 years 18 weeks ago

    The Cultdom Collective Podcast

     Please join us Live at 2 PM EDT - that's 6PM GMT on Talkshoe ID 54821

    Episode 142 'My Top 5 SciFi or Fantasy...'

    My Top SciFi or Fantasy choices. Here are 10 movies to start you off http://www.afi.com/10top10/scifi.html but don't need to stick to just movies. Choices can be a mix of film, TV, Graphic Novels, books or radio etc.

    http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/54821

    Cheers, Ian & Dave

  • daveac vblog   2 years 18 weeks ago

    Late again but its a good life and I have wine

    Cheers, daveac

  • Ramble With Russel Podcast Updates   2 years 18 weeks ago

    Well it's that time again for some more podcast updates and lets get started with...

     

    Ramble Extra - Hunting A Mystery

     

    On this edition of extra it's trapped people, a mystery solving priest, a trio of bounty hunters and a hunting necormancer.  First up I talk about some startling news of a death of a very famous singer that happened this weekend.  It's six people in the struggle for thier lives in the DVD review of DIE (Courtesy of eOne Entertainment) in this pyschological thriller.  Then it's another dip intro retro tv land with my dvd review of The Father Dowlin Mysteries : The Complete First Season (courtesy of Paramount Home Video)  starring Tom Bosley as the invetigative priest.  Former WWE Dive Trish Stratus takes center stage in the dvd review of Bounty Hunters (courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment) in her theatrical debut as a tough as nails bounty hunter.  It's a trip into the near future where a necromancer must work for the prince of darkness in the audio book review of Lillith Saintcrow's Dante Valentine : Book 1 : Working For the Devil Parts 1 & 2  from Graphic Audio.  Music for this episode features the songs Trapped by Darryl, Fever by Electric Fence and Running In Circles by Postmark Twain, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

     

    Then it is Episode 288 - Cat of One Tale

     

    On this edition of the show it's a dashing cat in boots, a mysterious island and talking social media.   First up it's a trip back inot the Shrek Universe with the blu-ray review of Puss In Boots (Courtesy of Paramount Home Video) as the Ginger Kitty gets his own adventure.  Then it's a trip into the world of Jules Verne with the movie review of Journey 2 : The Mysterious Island starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Michael Cain in this new action adventure movie.  In my preperation for Podcamp Toronto 2012 I catch up with one of the  organizers, Connie Crosby and we talk about social media and the upcoming Un-conference scheduled for Feb. 25 - 226 at Ryerson University.  Music for this episode features the songs Island by Jamison Young and travel by deadpan, they can all be found at www.famemusic.com. Other instrumental music is by the band Mr. Burns (www.mrburnsmusic.com). As always your comments and suggestions are welcome and encouraged.

     

     

    Both can be found at http://ramblingruss.libsyn.com

     

    Cheers,

     

    Russel

     

  • The Cultdom Collective Podcast Updates   2 years 18 weeks ago

    The Cultdom Collective Podcast

    Cultdom Episode 141 – ‘Top 100 SciFi Books…’ Part 2

    Top 100 Sci-Fi books Part 2 – From this list http://www.npr.org/2011/08/11/139085843/your-picks-top-100-science-ficti... We pick up where we left off at number 70 on the list (we started at 100)

    Direct link to mp3:-

    http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-54821/TS-594738.mp3

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    Cheers, Ian & daveac

  • daveac vblog   2 years 19 weeks ago

    A primative podcaste who's not out of the woods yet - so terrified he needs a glass of wine

    Cheers, daveac

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