Saturday, June 24, 2017

CP Episode 55: That Guy That Was In That Thing...


You know that guy that was in that thing? You know...the one that the girl was in love with? Well, he was in that other thing with that one guy from that...No? Not that guy. The other guy. Yeah...Yeah, That Guy!

On this episode we discuss our favorite character actors whose names might not be quite as well known because they usually play smaller roles or they are usually second to the leading man. It might be guy that was more famous from a previous generation but for you it's a guy that shows up in stuff from time to time. Or, it could be someone that is really well known for a niche genre that most people don't watch but you love. You constantly have to think of mainstream things that they were in so that you can describe them. That guy...that was in that thing!

We also discuss some of the news that make us really look forward to Star Trek: Discovery...and some other news that make us not really look forward to the future of the Transformers franchise. And John recounts a few celebrity encounters that he had at Awesome-Con last weekend.

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

CP Episode 54: True Confessions


This week we confess to some of our guilty pleasures as well as admit to some things that we don't like that usually come as a surprise to others. Find out what we really think about Stephen King movies, Hugh Grant, and Ridley Scott. One of us thinks that Kung Fu Panda was a better movie than Star Wars. I'm not saying who...you'll have to listen.

We also pay a tribute to Adam West who passed away last week at the age of 88, Rick catches us up on his reviews of Logan and Passengers, and John and I make some convention plans.

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Sunday, June 11, 2017

CP Episode 53: Summer Movie Preview


This week we welcomed back Kristina Howard, cosplayer extraordinaire, to join us for our summer movie preview. We talked about a lot of the big movies that are coming out over the next couple of months. Some of them we're really excited about. Some of them we're more...meh.

But before we get to that we had a spoiler-filled discussion about the newest installment of the DCEU. We all got to see Wonder Woman this week and we're going to tell you what we thought about it. We also talked about what this could mean for the future of the series.

And we chatted a little about cosplay, Star Wars Celebration, and John sang a song.

John's going to Awesome-Con next weekend. If you're going to be in the Washington D.C. area then you should go and check it out. You'll get a chance to meet a lot of comic book writers and artists. There will be actors from shows like Doctor Who and The Walking Dead. And nerd royalty like Wil Wheaton, Felicia Day, and Ming Chen. You can learn more about that convention by visiting their website at awesome-con.com.

And don't forget that I'll be at Magic City Con at the end of the month on June 30-July 2. Ming Chen will be there as well. And there will be a lot of actors, artists, and vendors for you to meet. And I'll be conducting a few panels so make sure you come over and say "hi". You can learn more about it at magiccitycon.com.

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Saturday, June 10, 2017

TPD Episode 15: Michele Specht


This episode was another treat for me. I'm always extremely humbled when I'm able to get a celebrity to talk to me about their love of what I love...and this was no different!

Michele Specht plays Dr. Elise McKennah in the web based fan series Star Trek Continues. She is the ship's counselor and often times the voice of reason in the captain's ear. But Star Trek has not been her only acting job. She has appeared in feature films such as Politics of Love and Backyard Wedding. And she's been in TV series such as New Girl and CSI: New York.

If you want to find out more about her she's on Facebook and Twitter and she has a website at michelespecht.com. You can find all of the available episode of Star Trek Continues on YouTube and there are 3 more coming later this year.

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And if you would like to be a part of this project and tell me about your Star Trek fandom on a future episode then just send me an email at mail@cosmicpotato.com. I'll get back in touch with you as soon as I can.

Thanks for listening and being a part of The Prime Direction.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

CP Episode 52: The Art of Collecting


This week we welcome Jeff Shackelford as our guest. We met him last year at Magic City Con. He's got one of the biggest Star Wars toy collections in the Birmingham area so he's here to talk with us about the art of collecting. We discussed what kinds of things we like to collect and share some war stories of our experiences of acquiring things over the years.

But that's not all that we talked about. We also managed to get the conversation back on to American Gods, Alien: Covenant, and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. We also mourn the loss of Sense8 but relish in the idea that Animaniacs is coming back.

I'm going to be conducting some panels later this month at Magic City Con. If you're in the Birmingham area and you want to have a great time with some really nice people then you should come on out. You'll get a chance to meet me and maybe win some prizes in my Sci-Fi Jeopardy game. The convention is June 30-July 2 at the Winfrey Hotel here in Birmingham, Alabama. Tickets are not expensive and you can reserve some right now by visiting their website at magiccitycon.com.

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Saturday, May 27, 2017

CP Episode 51: Casting Call


In this episode John and I got together to experiment with a new audio capturing program. It didn't work. So after a few minutes we swapped back over to Skype and continued on.

Despite those technical difficulties we talked about a lot of stuff. We went over a list of shows that are being cancelled and decided if we were surprised by any of them. We talked about American Gods and the over-the-top violence and diarrhea scenes. And we chatted a little about the new trailer for Star Trek: Discovery.

Our main topic was a lot of fun. We took some of our favorite old cartoons, TV shows, and movies and pretended that there was a new film being made out of them. Then we made a list of who we thought should play which character. It's a lot harder to pick a good modern actor to play some of those roles than you would think it would be.

As we recorded the show it was only about 24 hours since the attack in Manchester, England. We want everyone that listens to know that if you were in any way affected by that bombing that our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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Monday, May 22, 2017

TPD Episode 14: Christopher DeFilippis


Christopher DeFilippis is a freelance journalist, author, and podcaster that has also been a fan of Star Trek since his early teenage years. In this episode he tells me all about his memories of the original series, his feelings about the other series and the Kelvin timeline, and his hopes for the future of the franchise.

Christopher is the co-host of 11.22.63: An Event Podcast and The Frequency TV Podcast which can be found at barrenspace.com. He also hosts DeFlipside, a monthly radio segment that can be heard on WUSB in Long Island, NY. He is the author of Quantum Leap: Foreknowledge and The Seeker: A Novella of Truth. All of that can be found on his website at deflipside.com.

The Prime Direction is part of the Cosmic Potato Podcast Network. It can be heard right here on the site. It is also available on iTunes, Stitcher, and Podcast Addict on the Android store. Be sure to subscribe at one of those places so that you'll get a notification whenever a new episode goes up. Also, leave me a rating and a review so that I can help more people find the show.

If you would like to contact me or if you're interested in taking part in this project, just send me an email at mail@cosmicpotato.com and we'll set up a time for you to tell me about your Star Trek fandom on a future episode of The Prime Direction.