Lauren Bacall Tribute Podcast – “Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)”

On a very special podcast, David Stark and I discuss what is, to my knowledge, Lauren Bacall‘s only venture into SF and Fantasy film – the Hayao Miyazaki’s 2004 animated film Howl’s Moving Castle, and its English Dub, featuring Lauren Bacall as The Witch of the Waste. Download the podcast here.

Note: One point I forgot to mention on the podcast – the film was originally slated to be directed by Mamoru Hosoda, who has directed two SF films which we’ll be discussing later on the GSSFT Podcasts - Summer Wars, and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, before Hosada was removed from the project and Miyazaki took over.

Greatest Science Fiction TV Tournament – Final Results

The winner of our tournament is Babylon 5. The complete brackets can be seen here, although it’ll be a few days before the complete voting breakdown will be filled in. (My day job has been nuts lately.)

Comic Book Physics #11 – Speedball’s Kinetic Field

The latest episode of Comic Book Physics is available here, and discusses Speedball’s kinetic field, if it can work, and possibly how it would work.

Trailer Park Tuesday: August 26, 2014

A shorter list because I was a good boy and remembered two weeks in a row.

  • Automata
  • Exists
  • If I Should Stay
  • The Pyramid
  • Spongebob Squarepants: Sponge Out of Water
  • To Be Takei

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Weekly Comics Discussion – August 27, 2014

The complete list of titles is available here.

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X-Files Retrospective Podcast #27: The Host

Our latest episode of the X-Files Retrospective Podcast can be heard here as I discuss The Host. Music attribution:
Creative Commons License Outside Poolside by Lasswell is licensed under a Attribution Noncommercial (3.0).

Newspace

Is this the real life?

Reprogrammed cells have been used to build a functional organ.

Is this just fantasy?

Fan view of Anime Revolution Vancouver

Galileo, Galileo

The recent launch of the Soyuz-Fregat to position Galileo satellites proves unsuccessful, as the navigation satellites have been left in a “useless” orbit.

And SpaceX experienced a setback on Friday, when a three-engine version of the F9R test vehicle exploded.

Figaro, magnifico…

Nearly twenty lifts later, the charming Hitchbot has completed its cross-Canada journey. My favorite moment may be Hitch beside a B.C. mammoth.

Also, that pristine copy of Action #1 that was up for bid on ebay? It sold last night for $3.2 million!

Wizard World ComicCon Chicago, and some Con Ice Bucket challenges, below:

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Doctor Who Review: “Deep Breath”

The Doctor returns and, as in days of yore, he’s an older fellow and clearly alien. He finds himself in late Victorian London again, with a dinosaur, some familiar allies, and a very peculiar mystery.

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Weekly New Releases – August 26, 2014

The TV season releases are ramping up. We generally have good pickings from late August until the middle of December.

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Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (and discuss)

The sequel has arrived. Does Frank Miller’s stylized ultraviolence still work for audiences?