The latest episode of the X-Files Retrospective podcast, covering 3.01: The Blessing Way, is now available here for your listening pleasure. Intro and outro music attribution is below. You can also follow the show from its own feed (RSS, iTunes, Stitcher) or through the Bureau 42 Master Audio Feed (RSS, iTunes, Stitcher).
This time I’m reviewing a manga adaptation of a Japanese SF novel, though one where to my knowledge the original has not gotten a US release – yet. More…
This week is really abysmal. We’ve got a few good anime series and films this week (and a rare VHS release), but otherwise, it’s a weak week.
They’ll be other nights, and other stars for us to watch. They’ll be back.
The Man from Planet X came first, as did the The Thing From Another World, which may be the best of the genre. The War of the Worlds had a bigger budget, and The Day the Earth Stood Still has become iconic. Never mind. This film may be the archetypal 1950s alien invasion movie, and its influence on later films, and TV’s The Outer Limits, would be difficult to miss. Elements of the story also presage Betty and Barney Hill’s alleged encounter with aliens.
Look for Russell “The Professor” Johnson.
Since precisely no one on the staff wanted to review this film, we’ll let MovieBob take the hit and tell you what he thinks about Adam Sandler’s latest work.
Warning: The video contains a lot of foul language, so headphones would be a good idea if you’re at work, at home with young ears, or in the cafe.
The latest episode of the Unofficial 75 Greatest Marvels Countdown podcast, covering Amazing Spider-Man 700, is available here. Warning: due to technical and timing issues that were in no way the fault of guest host Jon M. Wilson, the sound quality isn’t as good as I would prefer. You’ll notice that words ending in the /f/ and /th/ phonemes as well as some sharp consonants are cut off abruptly. Unforunately, I don’t have the time left to correct that without missing the release deadline. It can also be found in iTunes, Stitcher and plain vanilla RSS. You can also check out the Facebook listener forum here.
Jul 21, 2015
In a parallel present, we have highly developed “Synths” as servants. Their presence has social implications, even before we realize that some of the Synths have achieved sentience.
The first season has nearly completed its run in the UK and USA (corrected earlier error), and is at the halfway point in Canada.
The latest episode of the X-Files Retrospective podcast, covering the entirety of season two, is now available here for your listening pleasure. Intro and outro music attribution is below. You can also follow the show from its own feed (RSS, iTunes, Stitcher) or through the Bureau 42 Master Audio Feed (RSS, iTunes, Stitcher).