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    Episode 97 – MEGACON 2015 and Game of Thrones

    JC and Rita give you two main topics this week as they give you the lowdown on one of the biggest conventions in America, Mega Con. What was the best cosplay, who were the guests, what was the dealer room like? We give you all the scoopage. In addition, Game of Thrones had sensational Season 5 premiere. What did we like about it? What does it all mean? Plus, Doctor Geek tells us about Hurricanes, a Game of Thrones alum is guest starring in Doctor Who and what’s the deal with the two parters in Series 9! All this plus much more on Transmissions From Atlantis Episode 97!

    Transmissions From Atlantis 97

    • Opening
    • Megacon
    • Game of Thrones Premiere
    • Doctor Geek’s Moment in Science – Hurricanes
    • Doctor Who
    • Closing (featuring Jon Bon Jovi’s Blaze of Glory)
        

    You can buy Ancient Rising – The Audio Theater Book on CD and digital download for $24.99 at Blackstone Audio

    Star Mage – The First Series Trade Paperback

    JC De La Torre, author of the critically acclaimed novel Ancient Rising, gives us a new fusion of Science Fiction and Magic in Star Mage! Darien Connors discovers he’s not from Earth, has strange magical powers, and is the key in an ancient war between two alien races of necromancers. Star Mage offers wizard battles with a side of spaceship warfare, alien worlds, and weird creatures.

    All six issues of the first series of JC De La Torre’s Sci-Fi and Fantasy Epic Star Mage are collected in to one awesome trade paperback. Including the six issues, this collection also features a new Star Mage story written by White Chapel co-writer Martin Dunn with art from Derrick Fish, crests of the Houses of Lambdu Kishpu and concept art by Ray Dillon and Franco Cespedes.

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    Episode 96 – Nu Doctor Who 10th Anniversary

    JC and Rita are back and we celebrate the 10th anniversary of Doctor Who emerging from the Time War and back on our televisions. On March 26th, 2005, Doctor Who “Rose” introduced the Doctor to a new audience. It began a rise of the show to heights never before seen. We reflect back about what we liked and disliked about the last decade of Who.

    We also spitball a number of topics including Agent Carter, MARVEL’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the return of X-Files, The Walking Dead and Sleepy Hollow.

    In addition, Doctor Geek tells us about Venusian Snow and JC rants on The Librarians.

    All that and MR. ALIEN…all on this week’s awesome episode of Transmissions From Atlantis!

    Transmissions From Atlantis 96 

    • Opening
    • Main Topicless
      • Agent Carter
      • X-Files Returns
      • The Librarians
      • The Walking Dead
      • Sleepy Hollow
    • Doctor Geek MOS
      • Venusian Snow
    • Doctor Who
      • 10 years of Nu Who
    • Closing featuring Murray Gold’s Boe

        

    You can buy Ancient Rising – The Audio Theater Book on CD and digital download for $24.99 at Blackstone Audio

    Star Mage – The First Series Trade Paperback

    JC De La Torre, author of the critically acclaimed novel Ancient Rising, gives us a new fusion of Science Fiction and Magic in Star Mage! Darien Connors discovers he’s not from Earth, has strange magical powers, and is the key in an ancient war between two alien races of necromancers. Star Mage offers wizard battles with a side of spaceship warfare, alien worlds, and weird creatures.

    All six issues of the first series of JC De La Torre’s Sci-Fi and Fantasy Epic Star Mage are collected in to one awesome trade paperback. Including the six issues, this collection also features a new Star Mage story written by White Chapel co-writer Martin Dunn with art from Derrick Fish, crests of the Houses of Lambdu Kishpu and concept art by Ray Dillon and Franco Cespedes.

    • Comic Book Shops: OCT140575
    • Regular Book Stores (Barnes and Noble, Amazon, Etc.): 978-1631400711

    Now Available at these fine stores - 

    Amazon     BN Powell's

     

    Out of the USA, order from these fine Amazon stores

    gb     de      jp    ca

    Star Mage Comic Website 

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    TFA Teaches You Who

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    Episode 92 – Here’s Lookin’ at 2015

    JC and Rita are back! After a long vacation, the dynamic duo hit the ground running by previewing the best new movies and television shows of 2015. Included in the preview is Jurassic World, Star Wars VII – The Force Awakens, I Zombie, Fear the Walking Dead and more!

    Plus as always, we have our Doctor Geek’s Moment in Science and talk Doctor Who as we discuss the Christmas Episode (yes, its been that long) and Clara sticking around for Series 9.

    Don’t wait any longer!

    Download Now!

    Episode 92 – Here’s Lookin’ at 2015

    • Opening
    • 2015 Preview
      • Hunger Games Mocking Jay Pt 2
      • Jurassic World
      • Avengers Age of Ultron
      • Star Wars The Force Awakens
      • Tomorrowland
      • Spectre
      • I Zombie
      • Daredevil
      • Walking Dead Spinoff (Fear the Walking Dead?)
      • The Man in High Castle
      • Krypton
      • Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
      • Agent Carter
    • Dr. Geek’s MOS
    • Doctor Who
      • Christmas Special
      • Clara is staying for all of Series 9
    • Closing featuring the Beatles’ Let It Be

    You can buy Ancient Rising – The Audio Theater Book on CD and digital download for $24.99 at Blackstone Audio

    Star Mage – The First Series Trade Paperback

    JC De La Torre, author of the critically acclaimed novel Ancient Rising, gives us a new fusion of Science Fiction and Magic in Star Mage! Darien Connors discovers he’s not from Earth, has strange magical powers, and is the key in an ancient war between two alien races of necromancers. Star Mage offers wizard battles with a side of spaceship warfare, alien worlds, and weird creatures.

    All six issues of the first series of JC De La Torre’s Sci-Fi and Fantasy Epic Star Mage are collected in to one awesome trade paperback. Including the six issues, this collection also features a new Star Mage story written by White Chapel co-writer Martin Dunn with art from Derrick Fish, crests of the Houses of Lambdu Kishpu and concept art by Ray Dillon and Franco Cespedes.

    • Comic Book Shops: OCT140575
    • Regular Book Stores (Barnes and Noble, Amazon, Etc.): 978-1631400711

    Now Available at these fine stores - 

    Amazon     BN Powell's

     

    Out of the USA, order from these fine Amazon stores

    gb     de      jp    ca

    Star Mage Comic Website 

    Like Us on Facebook!

    Join Our FB Group

    TFA Teaches You Who

    Transmissions From Atlantis Comics

    ESO Network TFA  Amazon Store

    Leave a message on our studio line at: 813-333-9049

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    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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    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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