Women Talk Sci Fi
I’ve stumbled upon a wonderful podcast based in Australia: Women Talk Sci Fi. It’s an informative and entertaining show that has worked its way into my regular rotation. Eugenia and Gerri are affable hosts with a wide range of knowledge but not an overload of minutiae that some Sci Fi podcasts possess.
Standout episodes are Podcast 48 featuring Production Buyer, Judy Ducker and Podcast with Amanda Tapping.
Women Talk Sci Fi
Jonesing for nerdy conversation, then check out We Nerd Hard and Starbase 66
I wasn’t prepared for the massive amounts of Nerdness of We Nerd Hard. As a new listener I wasn’t ready to be assault with detailed knowledge of the hottest video games. According to their bio, they are breaking down the latest in tech rumor mill, video games, random old school sci-fi and Saturday morning cartoons. Be forewarned that Elon James White is currently going through a weird obsession with Jackie Chan Adventures. What started out as musings on an old Saturday morning favorite has taken an ugly turn. Tatiana King is bringing the nerd girl point of view, so every angle is covered. Fahnon Bennett and Aaron Rand Freeman round out this tight crew.
Starbase 66 is keeping the nerdy flame alive with discussions on everything Trek, sci-fi, horror, fantasy and comics. Podcast reminds me of the conversations that I with my geeky friends. Admiral, Ro Karen, and Kennedy are the regulars of this top notch podcast.
Do you have a favorite nerd cast?
Playing out as an uncanny metaphor to the anti-Wall Street movement, In Time paints a future in which corporate greed trades longevity for currency. A scruffy Justin Timberlake plays Will Salas, a man born in the wrong zone. In this version of the future, every human being is allotted 25 years of life then drops dead. Everything is paid for with time that they wear on their arms like a neon sleeve and the prices are fixed by companies. People have to barter, work, steal or kill for more time to live. Since the aging residents in Will’s zone are struggling to stay alive minute-by-minute, the story begins when a man with enough time for 4 generations walks into Will’s neighborhood bar.
Cillian Murphy (one of my all-time favorites) plays a Time Keeper – the future’s version of police. The tension between the officers and the people exercising their survival instincts was as tight as a rubberband about to snap. There is plenty of action to keep the heart pumping, and the acting in context to such a nightmarish future was believable.
Guest blogger from Seattle