April 2009

Monthly Archive

Episode 65: The Metaphysics of Teleportation

billsimmon 28 Apr 2009 | : episodes

We may all die from the swine flu pandemic, but we’re going to talk about politics and science fiction as we perish. This week the PSFR crew discusses torture memos, bad network TV advertising models, Hugo Chavez, dumb Constitutional amendment proposals, and reconciliation procedures. We also spend the last 1/2 hour of the program getting all philosophical about the nature of identity w/r/t teleportation technology. Whoa.

Original air date: 4/26/09
Total run time: 1:59:05
File size: 54.5 MB

Episode 64: Torture Memos and Tea Parties

billsimmon 21 Apr 2009 | : episodes

Dollhouse was off this week and with BSG over and TTSCC done for the year (if not forever), there just wasn’t that much SFTV to discuss. And unfortunately, the political news this week was particularly annoying, what with the release of the Bush torture memos, tea partiers, and GOP wingnuttery. Still, the PSFR crew suffered through and had a good show all the same. Enjoy…

Original air date: 4/19/09
Total run time: 1:58:26
File size: 54.2 MB

Episode 63: A Big Week for Vermont

billsimmon 14 Apr 2009 | : episodes

As Sunday’s live show began, news was breaking about the rescue of Capt. Phillips (a Vermonter) from the clutches of pirates off the coast of Somalia. That along with last week’s passing of a gay marriage law in Vermont meant that our little state has been getting a lot of national news coverage lately. These events are discussed in this episode of PSFR as well as the latest GOP nonsense and media malpractice around Sec. Gates’ military budget. Expect a lot of tea-bagging from conservatives this week.

Kings has been (effectively) cancelled, Sarah Connor wrapped up its season (we hope not the whole series!)  and Dollhouse keeps getting better. Star Trek premiered in Austin to some lucky fans, and the latest episodes of LOST, Fringe and Chuck get their due. Enjoy…

Original air date: 4/12/09
Total run time: 1:57:12
File size: 53.7 MB

Episode 62: Good News and Bad News

billsimmon 06 Apr 2009 | : episodes

Good news: Obama had a busy and successful week overseas! Bad news: North Korea launched a missle. Good news: Sarah Connor Chronicles was great this week! Bad news: most of the good genre shows are probably about to be cancelled. Good news: Obama’s budget passed the house and Senate! Bad news: there’s still a long way to go before it clears the conference committee. Good news: a surprising number of common scientific terms come from sci-fi! Bad news: the Nick Cage movie, Knowing, is absolute garbage. Good news: Iowa had legalized gay marriage! Bad news: March’s unemployment numbers were abyssmal.

Original air date: 4/5/09
Total run time: 1:57:24
File size: 53.7 MB

Episode 61: What Is Up With the GOP?

billsimmon 01 Apr 2009 | : episodes

The live stream is back! We were happy to have our regular chatters back with us this week and we even heard from a few new folks. Political topics included the US policy toward Afghanistan, the alternative GOP “budget,” the Bill O’Reilly/Amanda Terkel debacle, gay marriage in Vermont, and the increasing silliness coming from the GOP.

On the sci-fi side, the PSFR crew discussed new episodes of Kings, Chuck, LOST, TSCC, and Dollhouse, as well as the new SyFy Channel name, rumors about the new Terminator film, and the strange influence comics writer Brian K. Vaughn seems to exert over SF TV. Also, Steve just finished watching Stargate SG1 and PSFR friends Adam Serwer and Mike McCaffrey are in the midst of watching BTVS for the first time. W00t!

Original air date: 3/29/09
Total run time: 1:56:15
File size: 53.2 MB

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