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Ratchet RetroCast Episode 50 – RETROCASTERS NEVER SAY DIE!

We did it! We made it to our 50th episode! With this being a very special show, we went and did a video podcast! You can see us live as we dive into our favorite childhood movie, The Goonies! Big thanks to Battle & Brew for letting us use their

Earth Station One Episode 264 – 2015 Summer Movie Preview

Once again, the ESO crew gather to size up this year’s crop of big budgeted sequels, prequels, reboots, adaptations, and the occasional original concept. Mike, Mike, Ashley Bergner, Alex Autrey, and Bill Kielhorn predict, portend, and prognosticate on the cinema hopefuls and the hopeless. Plus,’s Dan Fowler stews in

Earth Station MCU Episode Fifteen: The Frenemy of my Enemy

Best. Day. EVER! Age of Ultron has opened overseas and is breaking box office records all over the world ahead of the US opening coming up this week. There’s news about Daredevil and that rumored Agents of SHIELD spinoff, and John and Jen talk about directors for the next phase

‘The Legend of Caleb York’ Review by Ron Fortier

THE LEGEND OF CALEB YORK By Mickey Spillane & Max Allan Collins Kensington Publishing 229 pages Say the words Mickey Spillane and most readers will immediately Mike Hammer and hardboiled mysteries. Perhaps the furthest thing from anyone’s thoughts would be a classic western adventure. Which is exactly what this book

Earth StationMCU Episode Fourteen: Agents of SHIELD – Melinda

In this episode of ESMCU, John and Jen discuss the backstory of “The Cavalry,” Agent Melinda May. We also talk about the critical response to Daredevil, new writers and directors announced for more Phase 3, the Carol Corps, the Infinity Gems, as well as the intersection between powers and race

Flopcast 155: Betty, Please

It’s been too long since we presented a good old fashioned ridiculous Flopcast Top 4 ½ List… and so this week, we bring you a Betty list. (Hey, we take that “ridiculous” part pretty seriously.) We’re listing our favorite Betty cartoon characters (from the Stone Age and beyond), our favorite

Earth Station One Episode 263 – Farewell to Justified

Fire in the hole! One of our favorite series has come to an end and the ESO crew has been accused of a lot of things but being inarticulate ain’t one of ’em. Mike, Mike, Thom Trainer, and award winning authors Bobby Nash and Van Allen Plexico stay frosty and

Flopcast 154: Heap Watch

Our report from the South Coast Toy and Comic Show includes: silly cat comics; a very tempting Monster Squad board game; the stars of Buck Rogers, Clerks, and The Last Dragon; and our dream of unleashing the New England Brethren of Pirates on Fish Island. Also: comedian Marc Maron (whose

Pulpsploitation Review By Ron Fortier

PULPSPLOITATION Edited by Nicholas Ahlhem Metahuman Press 177 pages Exploit – A notable deed or act. To use to best advantage. To make use of selfishly or unethically. The word exploit didn’t attract any particular attention until the folks in Hollywood got hold of it and then we were given

Earth Station Who Episode 98 – The Daemons

As the end of April approaches, ESW celebrates Beltane by visiting Devil’s End with the Third Doctor. Mike, Mike, and Mary Ogle are joined by Louis Robinson who assisted with editing The Daemons and insists that no actual dark spirits were harmed during the making of this serial. However, not

Needless Things Podcast 53 – Marvel’s Daredevil on Netflix

Last weekend Marvel unleashed the newest corner of their Cinematic Universe on Netflix in the form of Daredevil. The show was so dramatically different and so impactful that Needless Things rallied the troops and recorded a podcast! Phantom Troublemaker is joined by Needless Things’ Head Researcher Ryan Schweck, The Belligerent

Earth Station MCU: Episode Thirteen “Afterlife”

Earth Station MCU Ep 13Lots of news this week, but also lots of questions. Will there be a SHIELD spinoff, and what would it focus on? Is there really no post-post credits scene in Age of Ultron? Does Ward deserve a chance to “redeem” himself? Is Gonzalez a “bad” guy?

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