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Earth Station One Episode 246 – ‘The Battle of the Five Armies’ Review

Peter Jackson’s latest entry in the Tolkien tales saga may be his last, but he’s not going down without a fight! Mike, Mike, Ashley Bergner, and Rebecca Perry review the carnage and reflect on the thirteen-year journey through Middle-Earth. We also rant and rave about our favorite mid-season finales. Plus,

Doctor Omega and the Shadowmen Review By Ron Fortier

DOCTOR OMEGA AND THE SHADOWMEN Edited by J.M. & Randy Lofficier Black Coat Press 278 pages Earlier in the year we saw the cover to this anthology and were greatly intrigued by it. Till then we had never head of Doctor Omega. This was obviously a sequel of sorts to

Earth Station Who Episode 90 – Does Doctor Who Need A Christmas Special?

The ESW crew wonder what the holidays would be like without a special episode of our favorite franchise. Would we have a Blue Christmas without Who? Plus, Mike, Mike, Jen and the Phantom Troublemaker are joined by Oni and Harknell to preview the upcoming and exciting (Re)Generation Who convention in

Earth Station One Episode 245 – LGBT III: Characters In The Closet

On this episode, the ESO rummage through the station closet and discover some interesting characters. Mike, Mike, Darren, and Sabrina Pandora shed some light on a few pop culture figures that are so much in the dark, a few may be outed on this episode. Plus, Sabrina takes The Geek

Burlesque Atlanta Episode 2 – Burlesque Atlanta Society’s December Round Table

Talloolah Love is a long time veteran of the Atlanta Burlesque scene. She has been the matron of the Burlesque Atlanta Society for many years, a community outreach organization that includes fans, photographers, producers and performers who come together once a month at Elliott Street Deli and pub to talk,

Ratchet RetroCast Episode 42 – Don’t Panic

Grab your towel, throw on a bathrobe and DON’T PANIC! Sit back as we take a tour down Douglas Adams famed work Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. Joining with us on this episode is legendary Captain Anthony LeGrange of the Airship Archon live from Ohio! Strangeway and Q grab Tony

Earth Station One Episode 244 – Farragut Fest 2014

The ESO crew beamed over to the Starship Farragut to find out why Trek fans from all ages boldly go to Kingsland, GA this time of year. Mike and Mike speak with producers John Broughton, Michael Bednar, and Michael Day to find out what it takes to build a Federation

Review of ‘GIDEON SMITH & THE BRONZE DRAGON’ by Ron Fortier

GIDEON SMITH & THE BRASS DRAGON By David Barnett Tor Books 352 pgs. Last year we discovered a truly marvelous steampunk title, “Gideon Smith and the Mechanical Girl,” by David Barnett. It was so audacious in its alternate-steam world presentation mixing original characters with figures from various literary classics. It

Earth Station Who Episode 89 – The Doctors Outside of Who

While the ESW crew anxiously awaits Christmas Day, Mike, Mike, Jen, and Shiksa celebrate the fine actors that have portrayed The Doctor throughout the 51 years of the franchise by naming some of our favorite roles outside of Who. From William Hartnell in The Mouse That Roared to Peter Capaldi

Needless Things Podcast Episode 41: The Atlanta Toy Meeting

Phantom Troublemaker has been trying to get in with the folks of the Great Atlanta Toy Convention for a while now. Last year things didn’t work out due to his work schedule, but this year it looks like Needless Things will be well represented at the con in March. Before

Earth Station One Episode 243 – The 5th Annual Holiday Geek Gift Guide

Whether you’ve been naughty or nice this year, the ESO crew has the gift for you! Mike, Mike, Kevin Eldridge, and Mary Ogle present some ideas for the geek in your life, or some items to register on your own holiday list. And Kevin finds something worse than coal in

The Ratchet RetroCast Episode 41 – Form Blazing RetroCast!

Activate interlock! Dynotherms connected! Infracells up! Mega thrusters are go! GO VOLTRON FORCE! Q and John are joined by guest host and long time otaku Darius Washington to recall fondly 30 years of the transforming robot action hero of our childhood. Learn about all sorts of things about the cartoons

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