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    Earth Station One Episode 234 – Godzilla: King of the Monsters

    Earth Station One Ep 234
    On this episode, the ESO crew takes a look at the birth of the “King of the Monsters.” Mike, Mike, the award-winning artist Mark Maddox, and Timothy Price travel back 60 years to find out what made Godzilla a worldwide phenomenon. We also take apart Robert Scott Field, aka android M-11, and reprogram him in The Geek Seat! Plus, a special appearance by the Possum Kingdom Ramblers and the usual Rants, Raves, Khan Report, and Shout Outs!

    Join us for yet another episode of The Earth Station One Podcast we like to call: Godzilla: King of the Monsters

    Table of Contents
    0:00:00 Show Open
    0:03:38 Rants & Raves
    0:28:03 Interview & Geek Seat w/ Robert Scott Field
    1:01:50 Godzilla: King of the Monsters
    1:54:33 Khan Report
    1:59:43 Nick Ahlhelm
    2:03:16 Show Close

    The New ESO E-Store
    ESO on iTunes
    ESO on Stitcher
    The New ESO Window Sticker
    Make-A-Wish Foundation
    Countdown to Halloween
    Robert Scott Field
    Mark Maddox
    Timothy Price – Big in Japan
    Possum Kingdom Ramblers
    Pulpsploitation Kickstarter Campaign
    Snombies! A Musical Monsterpiece Kickstarter campaign
    The Radical Geek Video Podcast

    ESO Khan! Appearances

    Oct 3-5 Archon (St. Louis, MO)
    WROCK (Van)

    Oct 19 Time Lord Fest (Tampa, FL)
    TFA (Jason & Rita)
    DGEEK (Dr. Geek)

    Dec 6-7 Farragut Fest (Kingsland, GA)
    ESO (MikeG & MikeF)

    If you would like to leave feedback or a comment on the show please call the ESO feedback line at (404)963-9057 (remember long distance charges may apply) or feel free to email us @

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    Ratchet RetroCast Episode 31 – GOJIRA – KING OF PODCASTS!

    Ratchet RetroCast Ep 31Run! Its Perry Mason!!! No wait, its GODZILLA!!!!! The kaiju have arrived in this episode of The Ratchet Retrocast! While Tokyo is attacked, Q, Strangeway, Ratchet and newcomer Ashley discuss the history of kaiju films and the King of Monsters himself, Godzilla. Joining them is Timothy Price, author of Big in Japan, to talk about his favorite films, his book, and Monsterama. Meanwhile, Brett King of ConTemporal visits for Clockwork Conversations and Ashley takes to MomoCon to find out what everyone’s favorite kaiju film is. So hide your children, hide your wives as we destroy Tokyo yet again(and there goes Pod 6).

    Show Notes:
    History of Kaiju
    King Kong –
    Godzilla (1954) –
    Secrets of the Dead: World’s Biggest Bomb –
    Pacific Rim
    (Bonus Pac Rim Cosplay of awesome)
    Godzilla Final Wars
    Giant Robo –
    New Godzilla Film (check out ESO’s review of the movie) –
    Big in Japan
    Shatterdome Atlanta –
    Reaction Interviews taken at MomoCon
    Alabama Phoenix Festival
    King of Tokyo

    Clockwork Conversations with Brett King of ConTemporal
    Mystery Radio Theatre Radio Plays produced by Contemporal

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    Needless Things Podcast Episode 24: Godzilla 2014

    If you listened to last week’s (LAST WEEK!) Episode 23 of the Needless Things Podcast, then you know that we had a great time talking about the history of the Godzilla franchise. We barely scratched the surface, though, so there will be a sequel episode later this year.

    After we finished recording I was so excited by talking to Gary, Johnny, and Scott that I asked if they would be interested in getting back together after we had all seen the new movie. Everybody was in – Shoot the Moon Comics’Scott Stripling, The RevCast’s Gary Mitchel, and pro wrestler and Godzillaologist Johnny Danger.

    I saw it at the IMAX in 3D Friday night with the family and the movie blew me away. There were some minor issues, but overall I was just amazed at what Godzilla accomplished. I couldn’t wait to talk to the guys about it. We got online Sunday night – a mere week after recording Episode 23 – and had a great conversation about the movie.

    ***CAUTION: There will be SPOILERS!***

    Needless Things Podcast Episode 24: Godzilla 2014

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    Earth Station One Episode 215 – Go, Go, Godzilla!

    ESO Ep 215On this monster-size episode, the ESO crew assembles a team of G-Fans to discuss the return of the King of the Kaiju! Are Mike, Mike, the award-winning author Bobby Nash, Ashley Bergner, Mark Holmes, Mark Maddox, and Timothy Price enough to take on the gigantic beast? One thing’s for sure, we’re gonna need a bigger Geek Seat! Since Godzilla won’t fit in our current chair, we strap musician/creator J.R. Mounts in for some Scairy Tales. Friends of the Station James Palmer and Thomas Deja stop by to promote their new project, Betrayal on Monster Earth. Plus, coverage of the SC Comicon in the Khan Report. If that weren’t enough, we also review the season finales of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Person of Interest, and Arrow. And Shout Outs!

    Join us for yet another episode of The Earth Station One Podcast we like to call: Go, Go, Godzilla!

    Table of Contents
    0:00:00 Intro / Welcome
    0:04:01 Rants & Raves – TV Season Finals
    0:37:22 J.R. Mounts Interview & Geek Seat
    0:57:30 James Palmer and Thomas Deja Interview
    1:04:17 Godzilla Movie Review
    1:54:18 Doctors Geek Moment of Science
    1:56:21 ESO Khan Report
    2:07:56 ESO Shout Outs & Show Close

    The New ESO E-Store
    ESO on iTunes
    ESO on Stitcher
    The New ESO Window Sticker
    Make-A-Wish Foundation
    Bobby Nash
    Zombies vs Robots: No Man’s Land
    Ashley’s Box Office Buzz Review
    Mark Maddox
    Big in Japan
    J.R. Mounts
    Scairy Tales Noir
    Femforce 166
    ACC Comics
    Betrayal on Monster Earth

    ESO Khan! Appearances
    May 23-25 TimeGate
    ESO (Bobby, MikeF, MikeG)
    ESW (MikeF, MikeG)
    DGEEK (Dr. Geek)
    13HR (DebbieV)

    May 30-Jun 1 Alabama Phoenix Festival (Birmingham, AL)
    ESO (Bobby, Mike G)

    Jun 8 ESO Live at The Rock Shop (Buford, GA)
    ESO (MIkeF, MikeG, Bobby)

    Aug 8-10 Boston Comic Con
    ESO (MikeG)

    Aug 29-Sep 1 Dragoncon
    ESO Network (All)

    If you would like to leave feedback or a comment on the show please call the ESO feedback line at (404)963-9057 (remember long distance charges may apply) or feel free to email us @

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    Blockbuster season forecast: 2014 summer movie preview

    By Ashley Bergner
    Box Office Buzz

    296145 KS_New_spideyAlthough the summer movie season officially kicks off this weekend with the release of “The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ in theaters, in some ways it feels like blockbuster season has already started. “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” served as an early kick-off on April 4, pulling in a huge $95 million opening weekend in the U.S. and earning praise from both critics and fans. However, there are plenty more big movies still to come (it will be interesting to see if they can top the Cap’s strong performance, though) — and there will be several wild cards, as well. Here are some of the movies getting the most buzz this summer:

    The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (May 2)

    spidey2The 2012 Spider-Man reboot starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, “The Amazing Spider-Man,” proved to be somewhat polarizing among fans, and some argued the franchise didn’t really need a reboot. I personally enjoyed the movie, but I think the characters and performances were stronger than the actual plot. Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone had great chemistry as Spider-Man/Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy.

    The trailers released so far for the sequel are intense and action-packed. Spider-Man will face several new villains, including the electricity-manipulating Electro (Jamie Foxx) and his former friend Harry Osborn/Green Goblin (Dane DeHaan). There is some concern that too many villains and too many subplots could clutter the film, but hopefully director Marc Webb will be able to successfully balance all the elements while making time for meaningful character development.

    Godzilla (May 16)

    godzillaAlthough Godzilla has been a fixture in monster movies for decades, the most recent American Godzilla movie, released in 1998, wasn’t well received by critics and failed to launch a franchise. While it remains to be seen how well audiences respond to the new film, the film’s trailers appear promising, hinting at a gritty, exciting reboot.

    The new film stars Bryan Cranston (coming off a successful run on “Breaking Bad”) as a nuclear physicist and engineer. He is backed by a solid cast that includes Ken Watanabe and Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen (who will, coincidentally, also star together in another upcoming blockbuster: next summer’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron”). I like the look of the film so far, and early buzz seems to be good. Guillermo del Toro has expressed interest in a possible crossover between “Godzilla” and his own “Pacific Rim” film; I’d love to see the robot “Jaegers” from del Toro’s film battle Godzilla.

    X-Men: Days of Future Past (May 23)

    X-Men“Days of Future Past” appears to be the X-Men version of “The Avengers,” bringing together numerous superheroes from the X-Men franchise and blending the story lines of the original X-Men trilogy and the prequel “First Class.” In “Days of Future Past,” the X-Men wage a war that jumps across time periods and try to change the past in order to save the future.

    My favorite of the X-Men movies is the prequel “X-Men: First Class,” and at first I was a little disappointed “Days of Future Past” wasn’t a straight-up sequel to that film. However, I’m really excited about this film now, especially since it features both the older and younger versions of Professor X and Magneto — Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen, and James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender, respectively. Hopefully director Bryan Singer will be able to handle the large cast of characters as well as Joss Whedon handled the multiple superheroes in “The Avengers.”

    Maleficent (May 30)

    maleficentLive-action adaptations of famous fairy tales have been hit-or-miss in Hollywood lately. The best of the recent batch — 2012′s “Snow White and the Huntsman” — succeeded in turning the story of “Snow White” into a dark, gritty medieval fantasy with gorgeous visuals. While Disney’s new PG-rated live-action Sleeping Beauty retelling “Maleficent” certainly won’t be “Game of Thrones”-level gritty, the studio does appear to be presenting a darker version of one of its best-known animated films.

    Angelina Jolie appears to be great choice to play the villain Maleficent, who in the original film curses Sleeping Beauty and tries to destroy the kingdom. However, I’m guessing the new film will be presenting a more nuanced version of the character, and we will likely learn how and why she decided to become a villain.

    Edge of Tomorrow (June 6)

    edge-of-tomorrowIn “Edge of Tomorrow,” Tom Cruise plays a soldier trapped in a seemingly never-ending nightmare: he’s caught in a time loop that causes him to return, over and over again, to a fatal battle against a race of aliens known as Mimics. He doesn’t understand how he came to be trapped in this cycle, and he’s forced to die again and again. However, each time he’s sent back to this battle, he learns more combat skills and receives more training from a Special Forces soldier (Emily Blunt). Together they try to find a way to defeat the alien enemy.

    I’ve enjoyed the trailers released for this movie so far, and it’s exciting to see the Hollywood trend of more sci-fi movies continue. The action scenes look good and I’m intrigued by the plot concept; I haven’t read the book the film is based on but I’m wondering if perhaps the cause Cruise’s character is asked to fight for isn’t as noble as it seems, or if there’s a deeper mystery behind the time loop. The summer release schedule is always crowded, so sometimes it is difficult for films to stand out. Good reviews and strong word of mouth could make this one a break-out like last year’s “World War Z.”

    Transformers: Age of Extinction (June 27)

    transformersThe “Transformers” franchise has proven to be an interesting phenomenon. Although the series has taken quite a bit of flak from critics and viewers, it continues to pull in impressive amounts of money at the box office. The new film is a sort-of reboot, starring Mark Wahlberg as a struggling inventor and featuring the appearance of Dinobots, who transform into mechanical dinosaurs.

    Although director Michael Bay has made some interesting casting choices for the film — including Wahlberg and Stanley Tucci — I am sensing some “franchise fatigue” by this point. While I don’t think this one will necessarily be a flop, it likely won’t be the biggest blockbuster of the summer, either.

    Guardians of the Galaxy (Aug. 1)

    guardiansOut of all the movies slated for release this summer, this one carries the biggest question mark. More of a sci-fi action movie with a heavy dose of humor than Marvel’s traditional superhero fare, this film will be a true test of how much power the Marvel brand really does carry. The film is about a ragtag crew of criminals and misfits who have to decide if they are willing to risk their lives to save the galaxy.

    Based on the trailer, I think this movie will be a lot of fun with good action sequences and plenty of humor; however, my fear is that Marvel will have a tougher time selling this one to general audiences, due to some of its quirkier aspects. Still, this is one of my most anticipated movies for the summer, and I think it does have a chance to be a break-out hit.

    So, what movies are you most looking forward to this summer? What will be the biggest hit? What will be the biggest flop?


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