Wednesday, February 8, 2017

TPD Episode 12: Jim Arrowood

Jim Arrowood is a music teacher and podcaster that lives in Nebraska. He's lived in lots of places across the country but he's always been able to make a home with Star Trek. He's been a fan of the franchise for 49 of the 50 years it has existed which makes it a true Prime Direction in his life. This episode is the story of his fandom.

If you would like to share the story of your Star Trek fandom with me then please send me an email at mail@cosmicpotato.com. I'd love to hear your story and share it with my listeners.

Be sure to subscribe to the show on iTunes, Stitcher, and Podcast Addict on the Android store. And wherever you download it make sure that you leave a rating and a review so that I can help more people find the podcast.

And thank you for joining me for The Prime Direction: The Star Trek Fandom Podcast.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

CP Episode 43: 2017 Film Preview

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We're getting back to the basics this week as your two original hosts, John and myself, sit down to talk about a bunch of the movies that we're looking forward to seeing this year. We also glance over a few that we don't know anything about. And there is some discussion of television and things that we've watched recently.

I also want to invite you to check out my blog at mykidsdadisageek.com. In anticipation of my 40th birthday, which is coming up in July, I am doing a series in which I review my favorite movie from every year that I've been alive. I started with my favorite movie from 1977 and I'll lead up to my favorite movie of 2017 as of the time the blog is written. So, I hope you'll join me on that journey. I'll be releasing two posts a week until my birthday.

But as far as the the podcast goes...we've got a lot of ideas planned out for this year and I hope you'll join us for the ride. You can subscribe to the show on iTunes, Stitcher, and Podcast Addict on the Android store so that you'll never miss an episode. Make sure that wherever you get the show that you leave us a rating and a quick review so that we can help more people find us.

If you would like to contact us then look us up on Facebook or Twitter or email me at mail@cosmicpotato.com.

Thanks for listening!

Saturday, January 14, 2017

CP Episode 42: Rogue One Party! (Spoilers)

We finally made it back from a very busy and very eventful holiday break. And there is no better way to break in a new year by doing a break down of the most recent Star Wars film. So in this episode we did a very spoiler filled review of "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story".

Rick and Kennedy joined John and I as we talked about all of the things that we liked and disliked about this stand-alone addition to the series. We also discussed the passing of Carrie Fisher and the Doctor Who Christmas special.

I want to let you all know that we are launching a YouTube channel this year in which we will be posting movie and TV reviews and little bit of nonsense for you to enjoy. And we're kicking off the debut of the channel with a contest. We are giving away a Rogue One themed Funko Pop Vinyl figure. All that you have to do to win is answer 5 trivia questions about the film. Just to the video here and then be the first one to email me at mail@cosmicpotatocom with all of the correct answers and you'll win the prize.

We want to give away more things but participation is the key. Subscribe to the channel and share the video on social media so that we can get the word out.

Also, make sure that you subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, or Podcast Addict on the Android store. Give us a rating and a review so that we can help more people find the show.

Thanks for listening. Enjoy the show!

Monday, January 9, 2017

SS: Resolutions

"Shrinking Shawn" is back! But it's not a podcast anymore. Now it's a web vlog. In this episode I talk about the switch and I go over some resolutions for the new year.
If you still want to listen to this as a podcast it is available on iTunes, Stitcher, and Podcast Addict on the Android store.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

TPD Episode 11: Michael Jan Friedman

As a Star Trek fan I have read many, many novels over the years based on all of the franchise properties. When you're a dyed in the wool Trekker then you can't get enough of the stories with your favorite characters. So in between episodes...and especially in between seasons...I would read Star Trek novels. One of my favorite authors of these books was Michael Jan Friedman, and it was a distinct honor to get to talk to him on this episode.

We talked about his first memories of watching The Original Series when he was a child and how he got started writing the novels. We also talked about "Resistance", which was the episode of Star Trek: Voyager that he wrote.

Michael has a couple of things that he is working on right now that you should really go and look at. First, he is writing a comic entitled Empty Space that will be available at Comixology in January. He describes it as "Star Trek meets Lost". You can find out more about it by visiting his website at michaeljanfriedman.net.

He has also teamed up with other writers such as Aaron Rosenberg and Peter David to develop a publishing company called Crazy Eights Press. They put out stories that are a little less conventional and might not be covered by traditional publishing houses. You can visit their website at crazy8press.com.

If you would like to share the story of your Star Trek fandom with me then please send me an email at mail@cosmicpotato.com. I'd love to hear your story and share it with my listeners.

Be sure to subscribe to the show on iTunes, Stitcher, and Podcast Addict on the Android store. And wherever you download it make sure that you leave a rating and a review so that I can help more people find the podcast.

And thank you for joining me for The Prime Direction: The Star Trek Fandom Podcast.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

CP Episode 41: The Bunny Was Always In The Matrix

John and I welcomed Joe Crowe back to the podcast so that we could play another round of Sci-Fighters. This time we pitted creatures from all sorts of random film and television properties such as The Penguins of Madagascar and Gremlins against robots like Data and Terminator. This game was a lot of fun and we're pretty sure it's going to be a regular feature on the show for a while.

We also took a few minutes to pay our respects to some of the losses we've suffered in the last week or so. We paid a small tribute to Florence Henderson, Ron Glass, and the print version of Mental Floss magazine.

This is the last episode that we will be recording in 2016. I want to thank all of you who have been listening this year and I hope that you'll come back in January to hear what we have planned for next year. You can go ahead and subscribe to us on iTunes, Stitcher, and Podcast Addict on the Android store so that you'll know immediately when our new episodes drop. Of course we're always available here on CosmicPotato.com.

If you'd like to contact us to tell us your ideas for future Sci-Fighter games or to let us know what you'd like to hear us talk about then visit our Facebook or Twitter pages. Just do a search for Cosmic Potato and you'll find us. You can also email us at mail@cosmicpotato.com.

A special thanks to all of these people who participated in the show this year:

Rick Tetrault
Kennedy Gordon
Scott Matteson
Troy Wood
AJ Warner
Joe Crow
Brock Parker
Christopher DeFilippis
Skipper Martin
Hoai-Tran Bui
Kristina Howard
Anthony Marchiano
and of course my partner in podcasting crime...John Irons.

And thanks to all of you for listening. Make sure you watch a lot of movies over the holidays and we'll talk to you in January of 2017.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

CP Episode 40: A Visit From World War G

John and I were pleased to welcome Troy Wood and AJ Warner to the show. Troy and AJ are hosts of the World War G podcast based out of Ogden, Utah. They talk about a lot of the same kinds of things that we do and our shows are a good fit so I hope you'll enjoy this episode.

The topics that we covered include the new NES Classic mini console and how hard it is to get your hands on one, our excitement over the upcoming CW crossover, how we felt about Doctor Strange, and our thoughts on the first few episodes of this season of The Walking Dead.

You can find World War G on iTunes or on their site at worldwarg.podbean.com. They're also on Facebook and Twitter.

Of course you can find this show on iTunes, Stitcher, and Podcast Addict on the Android store, or you can listen to it right here on the website. If you want to reach us we're also available on Facebook and Twitter or you can email us at mail@cosmicpotato.com.

Thanks for listening!