Sci Fi Saturday Night, the Podcast is the web version of the popular New Hampshire based radio show. Our hosts, The Dome, Kriana, and Zombrarian discuss science fiction, science fact, fantasy and whatever else we think is cool, in between celebrity interviews.
TalkCast 461 – Welcome to Lockdown Theatre
Welcome to Tough Trip Through Hell. Every so often we at Sci Fi Saturday Night find something so very different and wonderfully interesting that even if it doesn’t fit into our usual fair we want others to learn about. This show is one of those. During this pandemic, when any entertainment is limited, it is fascinating when we get to see something new streamed into our eye and ear holes in an innovative and creative way. On this show we talk to return guest Bruce Olav Solheim along with the cast and crew of a fascinating offering. First off it is a western set post Civil War. Not our usual fare, but then you look at how they did it. Live streamed theater where the actors are currently “locked down” in their separate homes with green screen backdrops created using the Unreal Engine, the same engine that powers video games. That is what Lockdown Theatre brings us. Theatre meets film meets video games. Welcome to the pandemic.
As we all hope to get back to “normalcy” some day, what the team at Lockdown Theatre has done gives us some interesting frontiers for future entertainment with possibilities of actors and creators around the world being able to work on and act in projects without having to be co-located. An interesting prospect to say the least.
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Rico E Anderson as Ezekiel Pompeii
Rick Walters as Samuel Wilson
Rachelle Henry as Calamity Jane
Tommy Hestmark as Sheriff Henry Plummer
Nicole Lockett as Madame Dumont
Rose Ellis as Ma Plummer
Jaki Harada as Lisa Little Bear
Jeff Harada as Hao Fan
Toby Guebert as Red
Staggerlee Cole as White
Ryan J Lyle as Blue
Kelsey Nixon as Sluice Box Sally
Produced by Rick Walters
Assistant EP – Ginger Marie de Villa Rose
Streamplay written by Bruce Olav Solheim PhD
Technical Director Jordan Martin
Musical Director Emma Frost Rostykus
Stage Manager Ryan J Lyle
Voodoo Puppet by Ginger Marie de Villa Rose
Storyboard artist Sean Swaby
2D Artist Race Walters
Credits and Titles Design TJ Walker
Based on story by David A Wilson
TalkCast 460 – Busking As Seen Through a Prism
If you’re old enough to remember Simon and Garfunkle AND you remember their early work AND you remember it fondly, you might remember one of their very early classics Old Friends/Bookends and if you mull over the lyrics of that wonderful classic song it was very much like this show. In this episode we get to spend time with an old friend in every sense of the word and it felt like a moment frozen in amber to speak once again with creator/writer/musician George O’Connor about his latest jewel in the sky, Charlie’s Spot with art by Meredith Laxton, colors by Allie Pipitone, and letters by Taylor Esposito.
We wanted to speak with George about this project for a multitude of reasons, not the least of which were:
This is unlike anything he has ever done before
This is a Kickstarter which needs everyone’s support at a time when creators have very few outlets
He actually has a PRE KICKSTARTER announcement page.
If you know George as we all do and have missed him, you are going to enjoy the next hour. If this is your first “George” experience, sit back and take the time to allow yourself the pleasure of listening to a man who truly enjoys the art of creation and the art of sharing it.
People like George are why we do this.
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TalkCast 459 – The Problem With Memory Marks
The concept of “Young Adult” fiction within the science fiction/fantasy genre has evolved significantly over the years. What was once a very restrictive genre has become open to very modern interpretations as society evolves. In this episode we talk with Jenna Greene about her new book, titled Reborn. It is the first in a series about a young girl that due to a quirk of birth that shows up in her teens marks her to be sold into slavery. This story follows her time as a slave, her escape, and her journey to find the Unclaimed Land where Reborn like herself can live free. We meet friends, allies, and betrayers along the way and learn about the world that all of this takes place in.
So sit back and listen, as we learn about Reborn and how Jenna created this book. Enjo
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TalkCast 458 – PKD During The Pandemic In Paris
If you’re going to put a film festival on in this god forsaken year and it’s going to be a Philip K Dick Film Festival, AND it’s going to be in Paris , well then, here’s the guy who’s going to do it and pull it off with some amazing films. Our guest tonight is Dan Abella, the man behind the PKD Film Festival, this year originating in Paris. And in true Abella style (and under rigid international pandemic protocols) he is running the entire operation from his New York offices.
And like every Dan Abella interview, we ran the gamut of topics from remote viewing for military purposes, to critical thinking and multiple analysis of evidence in current society, and how Philip K Dick was doing that 50 years ago. Of course we also spent some time talking about the incredible international lineup of films for this years event, which then branched off into another discussion into the razor thin future some of these movies portray.; closer today than tomorrow’s sunrise. And that is the beauty of this festival, those futures may not be hundreds of years or months or days….
They may be tomorrow morning.
Enjoy the paranoia.
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TalkCast 457 – I’ve Seen Smoke and I’ve seen Rain
Eat your heart out James Taylor because in tonight’s episode we interview V. S. Holmes and it doesn’t involve Nel Bently. With the Nel Bentley series we see a wonderful series of sci fi stories with great characters. In this episode, we see V’s other side with Smoke and Rain and transition to see her fantasy world. Oddly enough, this is the first world she ever created and helped in no small way become the amazing writer she is today..
Her current fantasy series consists of two duologies:
Smoke and Rain
Lightning and rain
Madness and Gods
Blood and Mercy
Tonight we set the Wayback Machine to talk about those golden days of yesteryear and her very first
book in the very first series of her very first fantasy adventure. It was an interesting look back in time for everyone into how the series first developed and how it has evolved over the years AND how it will continue. Having V on the cast is proof, once again, that when you have a brilliant inventive mind, everything is possible.
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Smoke and Rain
TalkCast 456 – The Definition of Insanity
For four years we have waited with patience to talk to the woman behind the Kickstarter “Lilith In The Garden” which began in July 2016 and was successfully funded. Over the course for time the name changed, the personas changed but the driving force behind the project remained and we and she persisted, wondering where the project was heading.
As it turns out, the title changed to Being Val (which is hopefully heading twards the festival circuit) and some of the inner working personnel shifted but the driving force remained and so tonight we FINALLY got the chance to speak with the multi-talented Emily Lawrence. We got to learn the difference between producing a book and a movie….the most obvious one is TIME. Beyond that, it is truly hard to quantify what it is about her that brought this wonderfully original bit of storytelling to the screen aside from the fact that she is ….a wonderful storyteller. It is truly rare to find an original like Emily; diverse, eclectic and truly happy with what she is doing.
Not as happy , however, as we were to be able to spend this time with her. Enjoy.
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Please reduce the cursing
Really enjoy the podcast - on the whole, it's professionally-done & provides a great service. I've wanted to send it to my son, but unfortunately, there is too much cursing. This does not make you sound hip, it just makes you sound dumb & drunk. That is the only thing you need to fix. Thanks!
Haven’t listened yet
I found a Sci-Fi Saturday Night sticker store the bottom of a dresser drawer in my parents summer home. I’ve held onto it for a while and give it a look from time to time. Was curious and am just starting to check you out. I guess I’m a loyal fan now!
More Sci-fi, less exposition on the way things ought to be.
This is my first review. I wish I could be more positive. I've listened about a year to this podcast due to the timeliness of the subject matter. The interviews are often interesting and enlightening. The guests are interesting and expressive. But aside from the Dome (who tends to be reasonable and rational) the podcast is dominated by one, possibly two, of the other hosts who rant endlessly about how unfair comic history is to women, the hot woman on woman kissing, the fact that she won't watch movies that don't feature women. The focus seems to slip from Scifi to social inequality. While I may agree with several points, I listen to podcasts for relevent information on the topics on which they post. The show has slowly degenerated to the "Bill O'Reilly" of podcast spots. Then again, Bill O'Reilly seems to do well. If this style of podcast appeals to you...............go for it!