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    Earth Station One Episode 251 – Space Battleship Yamato / Starblazers

    Earth Station One Ep 251
    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 one more inspirational voyage. Meanwhile, contributor Mary Ogle finds herself face-to-face with the Geek Seat! Plus, Robert Jeffrey announces his upcoming appearance at the Atlanta Sci-Fi and Fantasy Expo. All this along with the usual Rants, Raves, and Shout Outs!


    Table of Contents
    0:00:00 Show Open / Rants and Raves
    0:23:03 Interview & Geek Seat w/ Blogger / Artist Mary Ogle
    0:45:17 Space Battleship Yamato / Starblazers
    1:34:55 Doctor Geek’s Moment of Science
    1:37:27 Khan Report w/ Robert Jeffrey
    1:50:23 Show Close

    The New ESO Amazon.com E-Store
    ESO on iTunes
    ESO on Stitcher Radio
    The ESO Window Sticker
    Make-A-Wish Foundation
    Mary Ogle’s Doctor Who Reviews WhatCulture.com
    Mary Ogle
    AC Comics
    Shauncastic Podcast
    Atlanta Sci-Fi and Fantasy Expo
    Robert Jeffrey
    Operation: Silver Moon
    Fem Force 169
    Terminus Media
    Robert Jeffrey Amazon Page

    ESO Khan! Appearances

    Feb 1 Atlanta Comic Convention
    ESO (MikeF, MikeG)

    Feb 27-Mar 1 AnachroCon (Atlanta, GA)
    ESO (MikeF, MikeG)

    Feb 27-Mar 1 Pensacon, Pensacola, FL
    CHIMICHANGA CREW

    Marc 21-22 SC Comicon (Greenville, SC)
    ESO (Mike F, MikeG)

    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 @ esopodcast@gmail.com

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

    Earth Station One Ep 243Whether 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 his stocking, he’s in The Geek Seat! Plus, we chat with GB Hajim about next year’s HawaiiCon and Talloolah Love reveals something she wants to get off her chest. All this, along with 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: The 5th Annual Holiday Geek Gift Guide


    Table of Contents
    0:00:00 Show Open
    0:03:58 Rants & Raves
    0:25:01 Interview & Geek Seat w/ Kevin Eldridge
    0:51:49 The 5th Annual Geek Holiday Gift Guide
    1:53:23 Khan Report w/ GB Hajim
    2:06:06 Welcoming Burlesque Atlanta to the ESO Network
    2:16:44 Show Close

    Link
    The New ESO Amazon.com E-Store
    ESO on iTunes
    ESO on Stitcher Radio
    The New ESO Window Sticker
    Make-A-Wish Foundation
    Mary Ogle
    The FlopCast
    Burlesque Atlanta
    HawaiiCon

    Holday Gifts
    The Star Wars
    Star Wars Storyboards – The Original Trilogy
    Peanuts Artist Edition
    Horror in Clay Giftsets
    Batman ’66: The Lost Episode
    Mondo Batman The Animated Series Single
    American Comic Book Chronicles (5 books)
    Bone by Jeff Smith (9 Scholastic volumes, or the all-in-one giant collected version…)
    Surly-Ramics
    WKRP in Cincinnati – complete series DVD set
    Colecovision Flashback
    TETRIS Lamp
    Dogs of the Soviet Space Program Commemorative Glass Locket
    Martian Invader Tin Toy
    Da Vinci 3D Printer
    Winsor McCay, The Complete Little Nemo 1905 – 1927
    Bruce Springsteen – The Album Collection Vol. 1 1973-1984
    Pop Figures
    Geeky Jersey
    As You Wish – Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride by Cary Elwes
    Doctor Who – Mr Potato Head Dalek
    The Complete Pee-Wee’s Playhouse on Blu Ray

    ESO Khan! Appearances
    Dec 6-7 Farragut Fest (Kingsland, GA)
    ESO (MikeG & MikeF)
    Doctor Geek
    The 13th Hour

    Jan 17-18 Murfreesboro Anime and Comic Con (Murfreesboro, TN)
    ESO (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 @ esopodcast@gmail.com

    The post Earth Station One Episode 243 – The 5th Annual Holiday Geek Gift Guide appeared first on Transmissions From Atlantis.

    Ink Break 03: Super Women

    inkBreakSuperWomen

    A tantalizing proposition is wending its way out of the barren desert of female-led superhero films … Ghostbusters … with women! Yes you read that correctly, director Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, The Heat) and writing partner Katie Dippold (The Heat) are penning a script for a reboot of the Ghostbusters franchise featuring an all female cast of demon fighters. In a genre where women are woefully under-represented this could be a very good thing. Or is it? Could the casting of four women in the lead roles be a cynical gimmick initiated in a studio pr office desperate for press to boost a failing franchise?

    Perhaps so but the involvement of Feig and Dippold is a promising development. Both are capable of writing well-rounded female characters and there is a wealth of expert comedic actresses to choose from for the lead roles. One thing missing in movies that feature groups of women is a core of underlying respect and friendship. Female characters are too often forged out of the thinnest cardboard. They are sainted mothers or petty harpies or desperate sluts. They aren’t allowed to interact with each other in natural ways. One of the reasons Ghostbusters is so popular is not the supernatural premise or heroics but the strong bond between the lead characters. A female cast that is allowed this same freedom would be most welcome.

    The biggest problem with the discussion around a female super hero movie is that more time is spent on costume rather than character. Wonder Woman is a fascinating story. An ancient goddess formed from clay and molded into the world’s fiercest heroine is a powerful tale to build on. Yet there are more articles about her costume than her person.

    It is an absolute myth that girls and women are not interested in super hero stories. On the contrary, they are longing for representation and are clever at using social media to ensure their voices are heard. If the mainstream media is blocking your avenue of expression then you turn to other outlets. Want to know why fan fiction is so popular? That’s where you find the voice of the disenfranchised.

    Real change takes place behind the scenes. Writers like Debbie Moon (Wolfblood) and Jane Espenson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Caprica, Game of Thrones, Once Upon a Time) are creating well-crafted stories with vibrant, flawed, complicated and realistic female characters. Yet they are still the exception. Not because talented women writers of science fiction and fantasy don’t exist but because they are not mentored in the same way up and coming male writers are. Doctor Who, for example, is known for giving relatively new writers a welcoming venue to show what they can do. Yet the entire New Who era lists only one woman writer and has not featured any since 2008.

    The question of whether the Ghostbusters reboot will succeed is more about plot and characterization than gender. If the idea to cast female leads has no substance behind it then it will fail. But it doesn’t have to. There is enormous potential for the writers to create realistic, well-rounded and funny female characters rather than “Charlie Angel’s” with extra slime. Here’s hoping the actresses who land these coveted roles are given something more than the ghost of a chance to shine.

    The post Ink Break 03: Super Women appeared first on Transmissions From Atlantis.

    Ink Break 03: Super Women

    inkBreakSuperWomen

    A tantalizing proposition is wending its way out of the barren desert of female-led superhero films … Ghostbusters … with women! Yes you read that correctly, director Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, The Heat) and writing partner Katie Dippold (The Heat) are penning a script for a reboot of the Ghostbusters franchise featuring an all female cast of demon fighters. In a genre where women are woefully under-represented this could be a very good thing. Or is it? Could the casting of four women in the lead roles be a cynical gimmick initiated in a studio pr office desperate for press to boost a failing franchise?

    Perhaps so but the involvement of Feig and Dippold is a promising development. Both are capable of writing well-rounded female characters and there is a wealth of expert comedic actresses to choose from for the lead roles. One thing missing in movies that feature groups of women is a core of underlying respect and friendship. Female characters are too often forged out of the thinnest cardboard. They are sainted mothers or petty harpies or desperate sluts. They aren’t allowed to interact with each other in natural ways. One of the reasons Ghostbusters is so popular is not the supernatural premise or heroics but the strong bond between the lead characters. A female cast that is allowed this same freedom would be most welcome.

    The biggest problem with the discussion around a female super hero movie is that more time is spent on costume rather than character. Wonder Woman is a fascinating story. An ancient goddess formed from clay and molded into the world’s fiercest heroine is a powerful tale to build on. Yet there are more articles about her costume than her person.

    It is an absolute myth that girls and women are not interested in super hero stories. On the contrary, they are longing for representation and are clever at using social media to ensure their voices are heard. If the mainstream media is blocking your avenue of expression then you turn to other outlets. Want to know why fan fiction is so popular? That’s where you find the voice of the disenfranchised.

    Real change takes place behind the scenes. Writers like Debbie Moon (Wolfblood) and Jane Espenson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Caprica, Game of Thrones, Once Upon a Time) are creating well-crafted stories with vibrant, flawed, complicated and realistic female characters. Yet they are still the exception. Not because talented women writers of science fiction and fantasy don’t exist but because they are not mentored in the same way up and coming male writers are. Doctor Who, for example, is known for giving relatively new writers a welcoming venue to show what they can do. Yet the entire New Who era lists only one woman writer and has not featured any since 2008.

    The question of whether the Ghostbusters reboot will succeed is more about plot and characterization than gender. If the idea to cast female leads has no substance behind it then it will fail. But it doesn’t have to. There is enormous potential for the writers to create realistic, well-rounded and funny female characters rather than “Charlie Angel’s” with extra slime. Here’s hoping the actresses who land these coveted roles are given something more than the ghost of a chance to shine.

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    Earth Station Who Episode 79 – Listen

    ESW Podcast Ep 79
    Question – Why would we record a podcast when we’re not sure if anyone will listen? Conjecture – Because we really hope someone will. Mike, Mike, Jen, and The Phantom Troublemaker are joined by reviewer Mary Ogle to discuss one of the most polarizing episodes of the new season. Is it a smart, scary, and “intricate journey through time, the mind and the heart” or “too daft to be scary” and “convoluted and silly?” ? Or something else in between?


    Links
    Earth Station Who Amazon.com E-store
    ESW on iTunes
    ESW on Stitcher
    TARDISTOPIA
    The New ESO Window Sticker
    Make-A-Wish Foundation
    Doctor Who Series 8 Pre-Order
    Mary Ogle
    Doctor Who Reviews
    Doctor Who review on Forbes

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

    The post Earth Station Who Episode 79 – Listen appeared first on Transmissions From Atlantis.