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    Earth Station MCU Episode 3

    Earth Station MCU Ep 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 the MCU during that time. Join Jen, John, Brian and The Phantom Troublemaker as we talk about this week’s news, the Ant-Man trailer, upcoming MCU toy releases and much more!


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    Earth Station Boo 3 – Season of the BOO!

    Earth Station Boo 2014
    Calling all dorky demons and geeky ghouls! It is once again the time of year where spooky spirits roam the dusty corridors of Earth Station One and Phantom Troublemaker possesses the transmission to bring you the creepiest and scariest show of the year!

    That’s right, Phantomaniacs – Earth Station Boo has returned from the dark spirit world and is ready to haunt your nightmares!

    Join Phantom Troublemaker, Mike GORE-don, Beth Van BOOsen,‘s Jonathan KILLiams, and Mark STARK RAVING MADdox for a terrifying transmission the likes of which would make Michael Myers shout, “GAME OVER, MAN!”. In this episode, we take a look at horror in science fiction. We discuss the elements of horror that have been used in the science fiction genre throughout the years and the roots of that usage. Let us know via comments or Station Feedback which are your favorite movies, TV shows, comics, or whatever!

    We also give our personal favorites, some of which might surprise you (and some that might not).

    So bring the hounds in, feed the xenomorphs, and kick back in your statsis pod with a nice bowl of Soylent Green, it’s time for

    Earth Station Boo!

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    Needless Things Podcast: Dragon Con 2014

    NT29 pic

    Things have been mighty busy in the Needless Things offices of late.
    Preparations for Dragon Con 2014 have been underway since March(ish), and your ol’ pal Phantom Troublemaker has been bogged down. That’s why I’m dropping four episodes of the podcast on the Earth Station all at once.
    Before we get to that, here’s my schedule for Dragon Con. Remember, everything is tentative until it has happened!:
    Geek Year 1984: Classic Sci-Fi Roll-A-Panel
    Description: Our 20-sided die decides which classic sci-fi TV shows or movies from 1984 we geek out about.
    Time: Sat 10:00 am Location: M303-M304 – Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
    (Tentative Panelists: Michael Gordon, Phantom Troublemaker)

    She-Ra and the Panel of Honor
    Description: Her cartoon was better than He-Man. There, we said it.
    Time: Sat 11:30 am Location: M303-M304 – Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
    (Tentative Panelists: Phantom Troublemaker)

    Earth Station Who Presents Doctor Who: Past, Present, and Future
    Description: The crew the Earth Station Who Podcast record live as they talk about Doctor Who, past, present, and future.
    Time: Sat 01:00 pm Location: Macon – Sheraton (Length: 1 Hour)
    (Tentative Panelists: Mike Faber, Michael Gordon, Phantom Troublemaker)

    Inserection Atlanta, Zenescope Entertainment, & Present Whose EFF Is It Anyway?
    Description: 18-plus only! A game show like you’ve never seen, unless you watch The Gong Show and read erotic fanfic. Contestants win fabulous, naughty prizes!
    Time: Sat 10:00 pm Location: M303-M304 – Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
    (Tentative Panelists: Phantom Troublemaker)

    Late Night Sci-Fi Theater Presents Things: 25th Anniversary Party
    Description: 18 and up: We inflict on Dragon Con the absolute worst movie ever made! Join this celebration of 25 years of horror, Canadian-style!
    Time: Sat 11:30 pm Location: M303-M304 – Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
    (Tentative Panelists: Phantom Troublemaker)

    Conan the Destroyer: Crom Demands Tribute
    Description: The 30th anniversary of the movie where Conan punched a camel. With Special Guest William Stout
    Time: Sun 07:00 pm Location: M303-M304 – Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
    (Tentative Panelists: William Stout, Phantom Troublemaker)

    Needless Things Podcast Episode 29: Dragon Con 2014 – Sean Patton & DJ Spider

    Time to get these Dragon Con episodes underway, Phantomaniacs!

    Last year Beau and I talked to DJ Spider about cosplay and conventions. She was so delightful we knew we wanted to have her back this year.
    I’ve been wanting to have Sean Patton of SMP Designs on since the first time I spoke to him. He’s the guy that sparked my desire to learn more about cosplay and feature it like I did during last year’s Dragon Con coverage. This year we managed to schedule some time before Con to talk.

    Join me and Beau as we chat with Spider and Sean about cosplay and Dragon Con in the first Needless Things Dragon Con episode of 2014! Plus, find out more about what Needless Things will be doing at Con.

    “Procrastibate” by

    “Lame Claim to Fame” by Weird Al Yankovic

    Needless Things Podcast Episode 30: Dragon Con American Sci-Fi Classics

    It’s no secret that I adore Gary Mitchel and Joe Crowe – the men behind Dragon Con’s American Sci-Fi Classics Track. A large part of that adoration is the fact that they so wholly embrace the way that I present myself and my opinions on pop culture. I’m not above letting my ego influence my likes. Or anything else, for that matter.

    My respect for these two guys goes far deeper than that. Sure – it’s great that they like me. But what they do at Dragon Con every year is nothing short of a miracle. Joe and Gary take a bunch of wildly varying, disparate franchises and turn them into an ongoing experience that brings all kinds of very different people together as one. And they manage to jam so much into the weekend.

    I’ll be honest – before I saw any American Sci-Fi Classics panels I was very dismissive of fan panels. To a certain extent I still am. But this track finds the best selection of presenters. Everybody that’s part of the track has a ton of personality and passion. I have yet to see a panel that was anything less than thoroughly entertaining.

    It was my honor and privilege to talk to Joe Crowe and Gary Mitchel about their history at Dragon Con and how they came to be in charge of what is widely recognized as one of the best fan tracks at Con. So listen in, learn a thing or three, and have some fun with three big dorks.

    “Procrastibate” by

    “Airwolf Main Theme” by Rick Patterson

    Needless Things Podcast Episode 31: Dragon Con Puppetry Track & National Puppet Slam

    In this episode I welcome Mr. Beau Brown back to the Podcast, this time not as my co-host, but as a guest! He’s here in his role as Director of the Dragon Con Puppetry Track.

    You’ve heard Beau talk about his passion for Masters of the Universe, but today we turn the spotlight on the true great love of his life – puppetry. Join us and our guests Stacey Gordon and Madison J. Cripps as we discuss the National Puppet Slam coming to Dragon Con, as well as the specifics of the Puppetry Track.

    We also learn about Stacey and Madison’s backgrounds in puppetry and the roles they will be playing at Dragon Con this year.

    So listen in as we talk puppets, scheduling, busking, and – yes – just a bit of Masters of the Universe. Because Beau is still Beau. And thanks goodness for that.

    “Procrastibate” by

    “The Young New Mexican Puppeteer” by Tom Jones

    Needless Things Podcast Episode 32: Slim J & the DCW Hooligans

    Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be part of a conversation with the DCW Hooligans? Today’s Needless Things Podcast is your opportunity to find out!

    Of course, none of that may mean anything to you. If you’re not a regular visitor to then you probably don’t know what the heck a DCW Hooligan is. The DCW Hooligans are a group of people that attend Dragon Con Wrestling (DCW) every year. We started off as a tight-knit group of probably ten friends, but as of this year we have forty-five members. Last year we got our own section.

    We effing love DCW. We have shirts made, we make signs, and we are the loudest and most ridiculous people there. That’s saying something, because the audience at a DCW event is the loudest and most ridiculous audience you’ll ever see or be a part of. That’s because DCW itself is the very best and most insane wrestling event of the year.

    Today I sit down with Beth V, Ryan, Jay, and Noel to discuss Dragon Con in general and DCW specifically. But before we talk I have a very special interview with none other than the booker for Dragon Con Wrestling himself, Slim J!

    Slim J is a veteran of the Georgia wrestling scene and has been with DCW since its second year in 2002. 2014 brings the thirteenth year of DCW and we couldn’t be more excited. Listen in as J talks about the history of DCW and his plans for this year.

    “Procrastibate” by

    “Connection” by Elastica



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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 Who Episode 65 – They Should Have Been Companions

    Earth Station Who Episode 65Over the past 50 years the Doctor has traveled the universe and has experienced more adventures then could ever be imagined. From his early experiences on, the one consistent was that the Doctor has met amazing individuals to assist him. Some have appeared and became companions, while others have declined the chance to travel in the TARDIS. This week the crew of ESW are joined by author Adam L. Garcia, as well as Rob Levy and Shiksa Ravelli to discuss ‘They Should Have Been Companions’.

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