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The Sci-Fi Cast

A weekly conversation about science fiction in popular culture. Your hosts Ged and Dave explore a single topic and its influence on sci-fi television, books and film.

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Friday
Sep282012

009 - Dr. Who with guest Kelly Guimont

Ged and Dave discuss the lasting power of Dr. Who, the longest-running science fiction show. They also welcome their second guest of the season, Kelly Guimont!

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This week's episode of The Sci-Fi Cast is sponsored by Squarespaceand Drafts

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  • Kelly Guimont on Twitter
  • The Geek to Beat!
  • Dr. Who's Wikipedia page
  • The Sarah Jane Adventures
  • Dr. Who TARDIS wallpaper from The Iconfactory
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    008 - Dr. Who with guest Kelly Guimont

    Friday
    Sep212012

    008 - Star Trek: The Next Generation's legacy with guest Dr. Sci-Fi

    Ged and Dave discuss the effect and lasting appeal of Star Trek: The Next Generation. They also welcome their first guest of the season, Darren Moser, AKA "Dr. Sci-Fi."

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    THIS WEEK'S SPONSOR:

    This week's episode of The Sci-Fi Cast is sponsored by Squarespace

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  • Dr. Sci-Fi's site
  • Dr. Sci-Fi on Twitter
  • Now that's a sci-fi man cave
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation
  • Star Trek: the original series
  • Data's Day
  • Measure of a Man
  • Lower Decks
  • Inner Light
  • Picard plays the Inner Light theme
  • The Inner Light theme arranged for orchestra
  • The Inner Light theme arranged for piano
  • The Inner Light theme arranged for theremin, which is somehow very appropriate
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    008 - Star Trek: The Next Generation's Legacy with guest Dr. Sci-Fi

    Friday
    Sep142012

    007 - Star Wars Viewing Order

    Ged and Dave talk about how to introduce Star Wars to someone who's never seen the movies. Should you follow release order, chronological order or a third option that mixes them up in a compelling way? Join Ged and Dave as they consider "Machete Order."

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    THIS WEEK'S SPONSOR:

    This week's episode of The Sci-Fi Cast is sponsored by Squarespace and Shutterstock.

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  • Star Wars machete order
  • Two young kids are stunned by the big reveal in The Empire Strikes Back
  • The only review of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace you'll ever need
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    Ep. 007 - Star Wars Viewing Order

    Friday
    Sep072012

    006 - 70's Sci-Fi

    Ged and Dave talk about the boom in popular science fiction that took place in the 1970's, Firefly's 10th anniversary, collectibles they no longer have, the thrill of seeing Star Wars for the first time and why you should never, ever give a 7-year-old an uncapped bottle of A1 Steak Sauce.

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    THIS WEEK'S SPONSOR:

    This week's episode of The Sci-Fi Cast is sponsored by Squarespace.

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  • Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles: The Authorized Adaptation
  • Dave's long-lost Star Wars comic book
  • Ged's Star Wars 8-track
  • 12-inch re-issues of Kenner Star Wars action figures
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    006 - 70's Sci-Fi

    Friday
    Aug312012

    005 - Goofy Gadgets

    Ged and Dave discuss the silliest gadgets ever dreamed up by science fiction authors. For every transporter there's a Smell-O-Scope. Here's a list of the goofiest gadgets from science fiction.

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    THIS WEEK'S SPONSOR:

    This week's episode of The Sci-Fi Cast is sponsored by Squarespace.

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  • The MacGuffin
  • The Chariot from Lost In Space
  • That picture of The Chariot
  • The Quantum Leap Handlink
  • The Smell-O-Scope
  • Mr. Dingle, The Strong
  • The Babel Fish
  • That picture from Mr. Dingle, The Strong
  • The Finglonger
  • The Jupiter 2
  • The Doctor's Tardis
  • The Oscillation Over thruster
  • The Oscillation Over thruster's many appearances
  • Listener Andrew Mugford on Twitter
  • Listener Benjamin J. Roethig on Twitter
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    005 - Goofy Gadgets