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Earth Station MCU Episode Six – Agent Carter, “A Sin to Err”

From the news about Spider-Man to “the darkest gates of the Abyss,” Jen, Mike Gordon and Drew Leiter discuss this week’s big deal between Sony and Marvel, as well as “A Sin to Err,” this week’s Agent Carter episode. Is Spidey getting his own movie? Are we going to have

Flopcast 144: USA for Chickentown

There comes a time for Kevin and Kornflake to devote the whole stupid show to the 30th anniversary of “We Are the World” by USA for Africa! We’re shameless 80s geeks, our Lionel Richie mugs are loaded with nasty black coffee, and we don’t care how long this takes. We

Earth Station MCU Episode 5 – The Iron Ceiling

Earth Station MCU is back, and in this episode Jen, John and George discuss the latest action-packed episode of “Agent Carter,” “The Iron Ceiling”. The Iron Commandos are back and Peggy is in her element again, commanding a group and getting stuff done. But how will that affect her relations

Earth Station MCU Episode 4 – The Blitzkreig Button

Earth Station MCU is back, and in this episode Jen and John are joined by Award Winning Author, Mr. Bobby Nash! We talk about Lego playsets, David Tennant as Purple Man, casting news for Captain America: Civil War, and this week’s tense episode of Agent Carter, “The Blitzkreig Button.” What

Flopcast 143: It’s Hip To Jump On Squares

Chickentown is completely buried in snow, but Kevin and Kornflake tunneled and/or tauntauned their way into the studio, just for you. This week Kevin reports on a Niki Luparelli show (Niki can sing like Marilyn, play the ukulele, hula hoop, and remove your tattoo, possibly all at once) and “Pulp

Bionics Investigation Begins

The first chapter in the season two finale has begun!  I can honestly say that we have been building to the investigation into bionics from the very beginning.  From reality to fiction and back again, the science and fiction of bionics has touched so many lives, including my own. So

Earth Station One Episode 251 – Space Battleship Yamato / Starblazers

Time is running out! The Earth has only 360 days left until it is destroyed! The ESO crew must travel to the planet Iscandar to save their home, but how will they get there? Mike, Mike, Mark Holmes, John McCarthy, and Nathan Laws dig the Yamato out of mothballs for

Flopcast 142: Merrily We Flop Along

Kevin and Kornflake celebrate Puzzle Day by dressing like the Riddler (or not); a recent production of the Mayor’s favorite musical features hula hoops, chicken people, and the sister of the guy who starred in Automan; thanks to the Pudding Pages, we’re talking about Jim Carrey (Kornflake likes The Truman

Earth Station MCU Episode 3

No new “Agent Carter” this week, but Earth Station MCU is back with our third episode! While there are no movies set in the period following Agent Carter up to the start of Phase One with Iron Man, we know a lot about the characters who were influencing events in

Quarry’s Choice Review By Ron Fortier

QUARRY’S CHOICE By Max Allan Collins Hard Case Crime 227 pages If you’re a fan of hard-hitting crime novels, a new Quarry book is always a case for celebration. “Quarry’s Choice,” is no exception. In this one, Collins takes us back in time to the early 70s when our Vietnam

Flopcast 141: Come Bounce With Me

In a “very special episode” (as they say in annoying network promos), Kevin, Kornflake, and the Mayor look back on those we lost in 2014 (including folks from movies, TV, radio, and comics — our usual favorite subjects). But instead of getting all miserable (which is more like our plan

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