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Teen arrested in shooting death of actor Eddie Hassell
"Police arrest the man suspected in the carjacking that killed actor eddie hassle. The police have arrested in connection with the murder of actor eddie. Hassle in grand prairie texas on november first thirties pulled in dijon and town without incident fugitive task force. The eighteen year old is being held on a half a million dollars. Bond detectives say the robbery was random and that he is not a resident of the area. The thirty year old actor who starred in the kids are alright was killed after being shot several times in. What appears to be a carjacking. Police confirmed a vehicle was from the scene and later recovered the actor. Also starred in the nbc sci-fi series surface has families raising money for a memorial service on co-funding. Fox's michelle pollino. I'm mary core city. And this is fox news.
How GM Built A Car For The Moon
"Before mankind got so much as a sputnik into space, we were already dreaming of what cars would look like on the moon and other planets and the one thousand nine, hundred, fifty s Collier's magazine profiled german-born American rocket scientists, Verner von Braun full name and Verner Magnus. Maximilian Freiherr von Braun. and his Astro Utopian Masterplans for America to explore and colonize the galaxy. The articles were here in one thousand, nine, hundred, fifty style hype with scenes featuring the swaggering title man will conquer space soon. So soon, one of the articles imagined moon exploration that made use of free surface vehicles quote tank like cars equipped with Caterpillar Treads for mobility over the Moon's rough surface power is provided by an enclosed turbine driven by a combustion of hydrogen peroxide and fuel. Oil The vehicle was twenty five miles an hour on flat ground. Since gravity on the moon was only one eighth of that on Earth von Braun poetically pictured the space cars would be followed by a quote spray of dust, which settles almost immediately like a bow wave on a motorboat. That's pretty that's cool image that's visual to imagine the tractors. Each weighing ten tons would drag three trailers, a piece of gear and personnel in preparation for a six-week expiration involving fifty crew members. Crazy I love this sort of like blue sky kind of speculation. Yeah that's why Popular Science was one of my favorite magazines as a kid 'cause they always had like crazy tack on the cover and like all this speculation as to what it would be able to do and I don't think much of that has come to fruition. Maybe maybe less impressive but equally important ways. I. There is a shift in what we focused on and now much of the focus of technologies just collecting our data. So we can. That's a fair point. He sold things. It's like we're not focused on like space cars or. Travel are like we don't have like a passenger jet that breaks the speed of sound anymore but. They know what adds to give me and they know how how often I leave my house? Yeah. I keep getting served ads for crocs. I've been looking at them. I would I. I love him. I love mine. I had served that I really agree with because I was a hold out for a long time and I was like crops are dumb and then once I finally gave in to crocs, it was one of the best days. So yeah, there's a the the six week exploration involving crew members. That's a lot of dudes. Like like. I've mentioned going to space before and like like it's always three people you know. Let's what it feels like. It'll be sick to be up in space with fifty people. That'd be more. More, fun. I think there's a lot of that like there's like a a segment of sci-fi where it's like there's only four people in the space craft in one of them is a killer. Yeah. But like I feel that scenario would be a lot harder to posit when there's fifty people. That isn't that the premise of Jason X. where he goes to space I it sounds like something that would do. Yeah. They'd. Like they're like. I think it's the guy with. Hockey masks. Eight foot tall. Can't be too sure. Don't want to jump to any conclusion. Anyway an article in the series entitled Can we get to Mars imagine a similar scenario with tank like space tractors that would drive the living quarters on the surface of Mars this time traveling from a pole of the planet, all the way to the equator. Pretty Fun in
Interview with Athena Karknis And Parveen Kahr On Manifest
"Playing Greystone Athena cartoonist and playing Vanni. Bar Is Parveen car on manifest. They update US ON THEIR CHARACTERS Minus depressed because she had her. PTSD. It's a direct. Sorry. It's a direct pickup from. The cliffhanger at the end of season. One. We picked straight up from there like same clothing even your same day. It's the same day. Still recovering from what she went through in episode fourteen season one where she's Like held hostage and has had a gun pointed at her face and I think the last couple of episodes in season one, she just was really at a breaking point So that's where we pick up a SAMBA you. I mean as direct copy that was pretty quickly skip ahead. A little bit, and so grace's a little more pregnant. We learn in that for CEPA assode who the DAD is. Obviously I'm not going to divulge that now but it's actually it's really the way they the way we learn it is very interesting and surprising. So like even I was surprised when I read it, what are you both like most about your character I like most about her she's definitely smarter than I am. Which is nice. She's better at math. Really Nice. I don't it just like how just determine like she just wants to figure it out you know and I really. Appreciate that about her. She's definitely a workaholic. She has the type of work ethic that we can all kind of dream of having hence why she's gotten so far in her field you know. Why I think That's my favorite thing about her like she's definitely a hustler and she's GonNa and we'll see in season two like she'll go to any length to figure it out and if that. Manifests in her doing some really questionable things like she's she's about it. Yes. She's about it whereas Sunday's character. Yeah. I. Texted her the day after I'd rather race inscriptions. Ear. grace's really unflappable and she's much more patient and she's like the archetypal mother like she bakes cookies and she's But she's a really like patient and loving and understanding. She's everyone's rock and I would like a little more of that my life I'm a bit of a hothead and like. You. Know I can be want patients. Sometimes I need to channel my integrase. Try. I'm not quite as graceful grace about new themes or even tones sees it's definitely darker to lock arms. And I feel like it's a lot less about the first season was really about. managing relationships, and how this crazy event has thrown everyone into a tailspin as far as relationships. Wise. Yeah. And everyone kind of recovering from that and I feel like season two is really about. The death date and I mean a lot of it is really trying to. I would say that's the overarching thing and really trying to overcome that and trying to beat it really beat beat death fruit just basically more confused. But it's very there a lot a lot how it's been hard challenging for us today because there's so many things that happened in season two and we don't WANNA real reveal any of them because they're all spoilers and it's all very exciting and it's all very huge in you know even a small detail the revolutionary say. Then, you realize no wait. Yeah. Yeah. So we've all we've all been very cautiously biting tongues today, but what happens in season two and as far as the mystery goes like a lot of. Other. Questions open out and like new things unfold the don't necessarily you know. Close any doors as far as resolution of like Oh. That's the answer to the S. it's just like we'll wait more questions more questions. Look for manifest on NBC check your listings.
Star Trek: Discovery: What to expect from the new season
"With. Michelle. Paradise Co Executive Producer and Co show runner of Discovery Welcome. Michelle, thank you. Thanks for having me. Excited to be here. So after two seasons of exploring the nooks and crannies of the Kirk, era star Trek discovery catapults nine hundred years into the future season three. It's a huge departure for the show. What can we expect to see from this big shake? A. Lot of new things. The world, the world that they come into is very, very different than the one they left there it's actually nine hundred and thirty years ahead. So what that does is it takes us a just beyond all established cannon. So really in terms of storytelling, it's fresh snow it's. We have whatever the world is that we that we wanna make of it so. I think people will be excited to see. We've got some new technologies that we're going to be introducing the season. We've got new characters that will be introducing the world as I mentioned is in is an Kinda different state and we can get into that in a second. But the thing I wanNA highlight is even as we're going nine hundred and thirty years ahead even as we're going beyond established cannon What is what was super important to us throughout the development of season three s make sure that we're honoring existing cannon. So the species, their relationships, all of those sorts of things that have been established on all of the series that came before us are things that we are continuing to honor. technology were continuing to honor even as we push it forward. The Federation. STARFLEET. All of these things that mean so much to everyone who loves track we continue honor those but going into the future allows us to look at these things in a new way and so. One of the things that people may find is That's species that we know from a series past maybe we interact with them in a different way. This season may be alliances shifted of folks are friends who didn't used to be friends or enemies who didn't use to be enemies. Going so far into the future allows us to do all of those sorts of things. And the new kosher honor show runner and congrats on the promotion What changes would you bring to the show? Oh Well I don't necessarily bringing changes. It's really I mean I I started in season two when I joined the show joined about halfway through season two. And toward the back of the season started working very closely with Alex Anyway as we were finishing up season two. So you know I feel like I've gained a good understanding of what he wants from discovery and you know as a group in season two, we are still finding. Really. What is the what is the right tonal mix for this show Because you know any season, one of the show is still kind of finding itself in that way and I feel like in season two, we really hit our stride with that. In terms of we've got the action adventure in via fax. We've got the character moments the emotion we've got you know fighting in. All sorts of mystery in all of the elements of the show I feel like in season to found the right balance. So for me coming in and working with him, it's really about maintaining that kind of balance in every given episode doing what this show does. So well, which is letting are actors, directors and everyone in Toronto shine in the way that they do and You know really just continuing to to try and. Make. The best possible version of tracker we we Cam Michelle. So well, let's get to the show. You you sort of teased trailers have shown and teased a grimmer future one where the federation doesn't necessarily exist or isn't around anymore hats that changed the show and I know you talked about how you want to stay faithful to the spirit of Star Trek. But we'll talk about the differences in how you're. able to play around with that. Sure. So to be clear, the federation is still there it's just It's been diminished in that something that are characters will come to discover as they go through the season and they'll They'll begin to learn the reasons why that happened and the the why of that, and then the drive to bring the federation together again, really becomes their main drive of the entire season. Ends when we looked at going so far ahead into the future We thought well, what what is what are the big things that could have about this world and that seemed like a natural place to go and. It seems like you know if we are going that far ahead, what what do our characters have? What do they bring to this new future that makes them uniquely able to have a significant impact on this new future and when you talk about a world where the federation has been diminished in some way, it's it's still out there just so everyone is clear. It's still out there. It hasn't gone away but but if it's not as strong as it used to be you have you have Burnham in Seru and all of our heroes. On discovery coming from a time when the federation was strong when it was the bedrock of everything and they grew up with that and they grew up with that feeling of security and optimism and hope and if they're coming into a world in which those things are are struggle for people, then our heroes are uniquely poised to help bring that kind of hope and bring that kind of optimism into this new future and inspire others around them, and so it it just felt like a great opportunity to be able to position them from center with all of that gun. The show has last two seasons wrestled with Continuity Canon, and making sure everything's working out in instep with previous series but hell freeing is it to get out of the constraints of cannon and really. Kind of go go out, go free with with what you really want to explore with star trek dare. I, say to go boldly where no one has gone before I did that I totally did sorry. it is. It has been very freeing. You know when? I when I joined the show in season two, we were right in the middle of that. The middle part of how do we answer these questions about hike that we knew from the original series? How do we answer some of these questions about spock widened stock never mentioned having a sister, all of these sorts of things and so that by the way that was really fun figuring out how all of that was going to work and how it fit into what was existing was really a lot of fun from story perspective. And now being beyond that is also fun and one of the really cool things that we've gotten to do is taken. We've gotten to take relationships that had been established previously, and then kind of change those up a little bit So the. You know the species you might expect to be friends may not necessarily be friends in this new future or vice versa It allows us to explore those new relationships explore species in new way explore worlds in new ways. So an into an again I, do want to say that that with all of that, we are definitely honoring the cannon that came before we're not just. To sticking things lender and tossing them all our place where we've been, we've been really thoughtful about If we're going to play with something, how do we play with? How do we adjust it? How do we shift those relationships? And do it in a way that will feel both familiar and new same time for audience Gotcha. Your Star Trek has always been a reflection of modern society, the avast this from season to season. But given the fact that there's a pandemic going on. There's a discussion about the role of race in America there's climate change field disasters take your pick of issues right now. Unfortunately but it turns discovery and season three. How does discovery reflect what's going on today? Well I can answer that in a couple of ways. In terms of just the the pandemic itself Alex I've talked about this. We could not have imagined when we wrote and shot season three of the show how much it would resonate today because obviously no one could have. Seen this coming a year year and a half ago when we were first working on all of this thematically in season three where we're looking at a lot about connection and disconnection, and that's very much where the world is right now. So I think it it resonates quite unexpectedly just just in terms of the stories that we're telling the thematic residents of those stories. And then in terms of things like are characters You Know Star Trek. has always always valued diversity and know gene roddenberry started it back on the original series having a diverse cast at a time when diversity was not the thing one did on television so. Making sure that we honor that continue that we're continuing that with the introduction of some new characters this season. and. Making sure that that we honor those characters, those voices and that we represent those on the show is super important to us. At C, Net, we've always asked now what? So that's what we call our new series of conversations about the future that is shaping up as we speak I'm Brian Cullin everyone has an interview series, but we try to be different posing a problem driving toward a concise answer and doing it all in about fifteen minutes that we don't waste your time. Check it out at senior dot com slash now what? And speaking of those characters gave update on where some of the crew Michael Berman's through what are they as the season begins. Sure. So when we begin the season or characters have are just coming through the Wormhole, which is where we left them. In episode two, Fourteen last year so they will they will come through land somewhere. I. Can't tell you where they will land or what they'll do. They'll get their or or will spoil that but I I can tell you that one of the first things they'll be looking for is did they achieve their goal because going through the wormhole was about saving life from season to? And, making sure that there is sentient life in this in this new future that they ventured is is the first question Alaska of course, the answer is, yes that's not a spoiler or we wouldn't have season three because there would be no people So they did achieve their goal. I can tell you that and and then it's a question of. Who are they now and what what this new season gives us opportunity to do is really explore all of our characters in a in a much deeper way. You know when they left season two, they left everything behind anyone who was not on this ship that was in their orbit their family, their friends everything that was familiar to them. They left behind and so they are very much a they're a family unit and connected in. A really new and much deeper way when they come into this new future because they are all they have and. Everything else was left behind so. They're kind of strangers in a strange land figuring out this new world as they go and and that gives us choices to learn a lot more about about who they are to challenge them in new ways to see how each of these characters individually will grow. And some of that will come out with a new characters we introduce You know this is not a spoiler he's in the trailer. Everybody knows David Jolla is joining us this season as as book, and you know here's a character who has grown up in this new world who's going to become a kind of a guide for Burnham once she lands and she's in this new future. and. Seeing him challenge her. We will get to learn new things about her and as our characters face unique challenges. Over the course of the season we'll get to learn new things about all of them. Great. We saw Harry Mudd we saw Sarah saw a bunch of figures from past star. Trek shows in previous uses discovery are can you tease or can we expect any other release cameos or you just sort of breaking free from can completely in just starting with something completely new? Well, I can't. I can't give anything away 'cause. Away but you know a lot of this season really is about. Seeing what this new future is all about and seeing what new characters come in So you know in nine hundred, thirty years ahead so There's a there's quite a time gap there I do WANNA mention I I don't know if you. Earlier of saying about the new characters, we also have the characters of. Deer Gray who are in the season Bluto Barrio Alexander. Tremendous and speaking to diversity of all when we talk about diversey on camera that's They are also representative of that as a non binary and transgender in real life, and then also being a non binary and a transgender character on cameras, well with these characters that they represent. So. that. All of that has been very, very important to us. Great in terms of the tech obviously seen at the tech site talk with. You. That's that's great. We love that you love seeing A. A little bit about that. What what are some of the if interesting fats of? This 'cause there are a lot of fascinating concepts you played with the previous using network time travel was a big deal last year what what what tech we serve guys embrace for this next season. There is some new tax that we will explore the season. I hesitate to say only because I don't WanNa give it away but but I will say that again in the tradition of honoring what has come before and then also pushing that forward. There are there are some new tech, the elements that we will see the season You know the the ways in which people interact with their ships might be a little bit different You know certainly there would have pollution in the the technology we use the things we hold the things we interact with on ships, all of those sorts of things and you'll start to see. Some of those things right away in the premiere episode of Season Three. So there have been a wave of Scifi shows that you know ground themselves in hard science I'm scared that something you consider star trek which Kinda plays a little bit fast loose with tack at like how real some that check is that is this something you guys are considering or you thought about a four season three already beyond it's something that we have absolutely done. And I I can't speak to. A to the season's when I wasn't here. But we have we have a science consultant Dr Aaron McDonald's She is fabulous. She is an astrophysicist and some Some audience members might be familiar with her she's She does a lot of star trek events and things like that where she talks about the science of Star Trek and we work very very closely with her on all of these things, and so if we have a science or tech thing that we wanna do you know as as writers will make it up and play in the sci-fi realm and we rely on her to help us. Tailor that to make something that obviously these things are not possible right now but we want to get them as close to future possible as we can. So she helps us with all of that. She gives us you know how many kilometers per second is something going? You know all of these sorts of things she helps with So yeah, for sure we we know that a lot of actual scientists watch the show and. We don't want anyone watching the show and going up man that's insane. So Aaron helps us with that guy well I ask this for most of the folks who deal the show I haven't had a chance to ask you. So I'll ask him in terms of the tech that's available in Star Trek. What which which bit of tech would you like to see in real life which would you could actually see yourself using own my gosh? Transporter. I would love to have a transport but I would I would want it to be a transporter that wouldn't just take me from here to the grocery store, but I wanNA transport could take me to to visit my loved ones or to go someplace else especially. Now since we you know it's very tricky to get on planes and. Do things like that I I would. I would want to I would want to transporter yet that that's a good one especially nowadays transport. Yeah. He can get around TSA airplanes in general totally like that Yeah I just need that pad built living room just walk into it. You go where you WANNA go. Yeah, that's that's it. For me. I would just say cheers of guest stars and notes it's nine hundred years in the but a Q. is not you know he doesn't age is pretty much more. Sane. Just out there for you kids shows up. Okay now. Awesome. Okay. Wow Michelle thank you for your time. Really appreciate season three of star trek discovery premiers on, Thursday yeah. So much and thank you everyone for watching. Hope you enjoy the show. It's
Are we just going to have to get used to dealing with outbreaks?
"So one of the things that Australia has really relied on throughout the hall coronavirus pandemic sci-fi is lockdown as a way of getting a handle on what's happening and keeping cases to a minimum. We've seen that really happening in Victoria and a few days ago a special envoy from the World Health Organization was talking about how lockdowns shouldn't be the only sort of tool. That countries used to Cape a handle on the coronavirus and I think that some people in Victoria have sort of used those comments from the WHO as a reason to sort of say, we should be lifting Victoria's lockdown now but it's a bit more nuanced than that. Isn't it? This nuanced? We went into lockdown in March largely to stop the growing pandemic but also to allow the infrastructure for contracting testing to get into place, which is what the WHO, who say. There was an outbreak in Victoria now that I break in Victoria would have killed many many more people had they not to lockdown but in part the outbreak was due to a failure in contracting and testing at that time. So in many ways, they fulfilled whol criteria for lockdown, which is time to get your contact tracing and testing into shape, and in fact, through the second wave in. Victoria that's indeed what they've done some situation where Victoria New South. Wales are pretty XY Pixie in terms of unknown cases number of cases a day. Sorry Pixie. What the hell does that mean some kind of Scottish thing I grew up with meeting. You know roughly equal fair fair enough trying to get a new phrase into the Australian dictionary from Scotland. Anyway. Back to the point the point being. That, you said whereas in Victoria roughly equal and the argument is probably quite well made that there's not a lot of reason why you shouldn't have the restrictions roughly the same in both states the problem of Victoria is you don't WanNa let the break off suddenly because people will just start turning up on masters include a beach which means crowding into trams, etc, etc. so you've got up. Do fairly slowly and carefully, but the endpoint quite soon could be a similar situation to New South. Wales. But we've got to get used to and it's not a trivial phrase a new covid normal. We promised a few days ago that we were going to stop comparing new, south Wales and Victoria, but let's just do it one more time new south. Wales does seem to have like you say. Exceed Pixie level of similar levels virus to what we're seeing in Victoria or at least the confirmed cases that are coming through, and they don't have as many restrictions on them, and we do know as well that it's probably at least a year before we're going to have any kind of vaccine available to that sort of like what we're thinking of as being a trigger for going back to what we used to have as a normal life is what's happening in New South. Wales. Perhaps, a model for what Ustralia could look like over the next year. Well, I think West Australians queenslanders south. Australians would bridal a that because they've got almost nothing happening and they're saying, well, why should we have? Wills has belichick focused on new, south Wales and Victoria for the moment. But I think it is something that queenslanders and others need to be cognizant off is this something we should get used to what we're talking about here for people who don't live in New South Wales is an outbreak from GP clinic now, getting used to is different from getting complacent. So yes I think you gotta get used to the fact that there will be small outbreaks but what we should not do tolerate them and so they're. They're not to be tolerated and our behavior needs to change in the short to medium term which is. Continuing careful social distancing. I believe in new. South. Wales. It should be mandatory mask in public transport just as an extra layer of security. You don't seem to be going that way and really getting on top of outbreaks and people being prepared to get tested if symptoms are in areas where there are outbreaks and if we can do that, then we can cope with these outbreaks but we can't just say. Another outbreak. Let's move on. It's another outbreak. Oh, this could be the moment where this could be the hotel quarantine equivalent moment that we hadn't. In Victoria, whereas if we ignore it is going to get out of control. So get used to not really be able to deal with yes. But just quickly on that, we're talking about being able to be responsive to outbreaks but we see in Shepperton in regional Victoria, they had a the little outbreak happening there people have told to go on to get tested they've gone to go and get tested. They've done what's been asked but they haven't been. Able to access testing this huge queues, how are we going to be out of style up to these? Well, that's for health departments to sort out, but they've got to be ready for particularly in rural and regional areas because this is something that you just need one truck driver to have arrived in a place in spread it and we've already seen somebody hiding away in trying to get into Queensland you just need one person and to move into our networks and off. So everywhere it's got to be ready and you to be ready for scale up and a plan for scale up so. Somebody throws a switch and people start with doing and they set up to prop up clinics, and within a few hours you've got it all going and that's what people have got to plan for and the best thing that can happen is you never have to institute your emergency response, but your emergency response has got to be really Schmidt and if he wants to know. More about how we've tooled up for contact tracing, how good it is, they listen to yesterday's Khurana cast with Ryan McIntyre where we covered a lot of these issues and that chat with Rhino was so interesting and there was stuff in there that we couldn't fit into yesterday's show. So we thought we'd bring it back again in prerecorded form to answer a question from Ingrid. Where Ingrid's ask if a person who has the virus uses a toilet does the next person inhale the virus spray in the toilet is flushed with the lead up and is the virus in urine faeces? Yum. This is just the sort of question that croquettes listeners love energy with toilets. Let's have a listen to yesterday's comments by Rhino McIntyre, which weren't in the krona cast. So this is a bonus we're talking about. And toilets on aeroplanes. We do know that there is a risk with closed transport vehicles with its planes buses. There's been a number of outbreaks already described on airplanes on buses and other vehicles including A. A navy ship whether it was a very, very high tech right? the Theodore Roosevelt in the US. The risk isn't just from Aerosol, droplets spread I mean we know that the highest risk isn't people sitting closest to the infected person and that's been born out in previous studies with diseases like to book your license and Maizels. But the toilet is also respected. There was one study where they were known infected people on board everybody was wearing a mosque and one of the people who became infected took the mosque off in the toilet. So we know that flushing the toilet can create aerosolize -ation. Probably. Less. So on an airplane toilet because of the nature of those toilets that don't have water swilling around, but they still would be rissole generation from the flushing action. So, the hall toilet is probably highly contaminated. So even if you wash your hands afterwards, you could breathe in contaminated aerosols than when you come out even just touching the door handle would be a risk. So that's that's probably one of the real hot spots on an airplane. That was Professor Rhino McIntyre who is professor of global biosecurity at Curbing University of New South Wales
Interview With Jane Badler Of V
"Jane battler talked about her return to be in the rebooted series. Their return for the new version, of V, playing the Queen deposed by her daughter Anna. Ten years. I it was kind of. then. We've been the last five years Before v I noticed there was this huge. Thing for me. So I went onto facebook and there was like thousands of people wanted to be my fan of this is crazy. What is this and that's what I I thought. Wow. I've got this amazing following and then when I heard that was coming back. No I kind of went into like palpitations. I had such an amazing reaction that I had to be on the show was bizarre thinking. Why am I feeling this way that it's like I hadn't finished what I'd. Started in some weird way. So I really fought to be back on i. met the first producer. Then he left and I met the I flew to La to sit. I was going to be in La met the second producer and because he met me when I auditioned addition is lots of other people he had met me and so he knew whose were excited about me and I think i. made it happen I think the fans made it happen because they bumped lorded them. So, you know I am so grateful I still keep my facebook happening I respond to people like it's really important. She described the differences between this Diana and the eighty s series until move. Absolutely. Extreme ambition and her extreme sense of power. I think this giant he's has much more calm as much more dignified and much more patience. She doesn't fly off the handle she just. Her stillness. His definitely a part of A. Little Bit. Little bit of a throwback to the eighties. I kinda like that a little bit like that you know that kind of sexy kind of sex given thing they got. Lots of bosom was. A good thing. It's a point of difference. Yeah exactly like we did in. Plano's Waltham so you can't stop. It was grander than the original series and Shirley the effects and make-up's were better. It just didn't seem to connect
11 Trivia Questions on The Human Body
"All right guys we are diving into some human body related trivia questions. Let's see if you know all these answers number one approximately how many bones does the average adult have question number one approximately how many bones does the average adult have number one? Question number two, five, human senses are sight hearing taste touch, and what five human senses are sight hearing taste touch and what what's missing their number two. And number three. What is the most common human blood type? What is the most common human blood type number three Number four what is the colored portion of the human I called? What is the colored portion of the human I called number. Four. Question number five approximately how many pints of blood doesn't average adult body contain approximately how many pints of blood doesn't average adult body contained. And number six human sex determination occurs at six to seven weeks in Jeff. Station prior to this, all fetuses are essentially what? Number seven. What part of the human blood carries oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body part of human blood carries oxygen from the lungs the rest of the body. And eight what is the largest solid organ and the average adult human? What is the largest solid organ the average adult human? Question Nine, what nine hundred, sixty, six, sci fi film involved injecting a miniaturized crew into a human body what nineteen sixty six film was that An number nine number ten, what spiral shaped ear bone is mainly responsible for hearing what spiral shaped ear bone is mainly responsible for hearing. Andy Bonus question to close out this episode humans are the only animals with which of these body parts. Is it a belly button fingernail knuckle or Chin Chin Belly Button fingernail or Chin or sorry or knuckle knuckle cinelli button fingernails. Those are your choices humans, the only animals with which of those body parts. All right. Those are your questions for the human body will be right back in just a second to see how you did. We are back with the answers to human body Trivia here comes question number one and the answer approximately how many bones does the average adult have we are looking for around two hundred for this one kind of just general answer there I think. The actual answer is like two. Oh, six to five. But if you put somewhere around two hundred, that's the approximate answer we were looking for number two the five human senses are sight hearing taste touch. And smell when you smell stuff like a Yankee candle, maybe burning some kind of autumn sent around your house right now in time for Halloween number three, what is the most common human blood type O positive I think that's what I am but I have no idea. My wife asked me the other day she goes what's your blood type I said I don't think anyone's ever asked me before they're thirty four years of life I have no idea. Number four what is the colored portion of the human I call? That's the Iris also a Goo Goo dolls song number five approximately. How many pints of blood doesn't average adult body contained? That's eight pints of blood eight number six human sex determination occurs at sixty seven weeks in station prior to all fetuses are essentially female female. Number seven what part of the human blood carries oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body that the red blood cells, red blood cells, number eight. What is the largest solid organ in the average adult human? That's the liver liver alone STU. And number nine, what nine, hundred, sixty, six, sci fi film involved injecting a miniaturized crew into human body. That is fantastic voyage. Also the plot of most of the magic school bus episodes I remember as a kid number ten, what spiral shaped your bone is mainly responsible for hearing. You're using it right now to listen to this episode and that's the coke. La. Cochlea. And number eleven. Humans are the only animals with which of these body parts we had Chen belly button fingernails and knuckles. The answer was Chin Chin. So they have it
Dune, No Time to Die and Black Widow Are All Delayed Until 2021
"Is AP News The Corona virus pandemic is moving the rest of the movie season into uncertain territory control. Sci fi film Dune was supposed to be one of the big box office draws for the holidays this year, But it's release has been pushed to next October with other big films like the New James Bond Movie and the sequel to The Matrix, Delayed as well. Theaters don't have much to count on to fill seats. Regal cinemas will close temporarily. But about 80% of AMC theaters air still open. A few big movies are still on the schedule for this year, like Pixar Soul and Universal's New Crude's movie in November,
Identify the New You!
"Identify the new you. I think one of the hardest things about going through a world rocking life changing experience is that you come out the other side a someone totally different. Only. Your mind is still processing what's happened as who you were not as who you are now. It's like one of those sci Fi movies where the spaceship moves into hyper drive or warp speed or whatever they call it, and then the galaxies all blur into streaks and suddenly the enterprise is in another dimension. You. have become something else. You've moved on to an entirely new dimension, but your sense of self, the you that makes up your thoughts and feelings is still the you who you always were. Life is so rude sometimes. As if it weren't enough that you've got to deal with the emotional upheaval of what you're experiencing. Now you also have to contend with a big old identity crisis. Only most of us won't see the crux of the problem as a question of identity. Which makes it harder still? In my opinion, there are four different kinds of identity crisis as it pertains to loss pain or grief. One. You had an identity and it was taken away from you. I was a great worker, but my company laid me off now I'm just unemployed. To. You want an identity that is denied to you. I wanted to be a mom so badly, but the IVF treatment didn't work and I'm devastated. Three. You chosen identity. And no longer want it. I thought that I was happy as a stay at home mom but actually I'm depressed and not a good moment to my kids. For. Someone else chose an identity for you. That isn't who you are. Being in this management role keeps me from being creative. But my boss thinks I'm needed here. Feel I'm dying inside? For a more visual illustration, let me try using a subject I know almost nothing about. Basketball. Let's begin with the first one. The identity you had was taken away from you. Several years back I was speaking at an event for the Navy Seal Foundation and I had the honor of meeting with a smaller community of Gold Star. Families. If, you're not familiar gold star families are those that have lost a loved one in military service and that day there were about fifty women who had lost their seal in service. I have worked with the military a lot over the years. It's a community that is incredibly close to my heart and a big focus of the philanthropy we do through our foundation. That's why I know. I'll offend some of them when I say this because all branches of military service are incredible and. and. So proud. But Nobody And I mean, nobody has a stronger sense of military pride and identity than the Navy seals. Memory is so vivid. Because while I've yet to meet a military spouse who wasn't proud of their service member. The seal wives are a breed to themselves. As I sat in the room that day I story of loss from decades before and others from just a few months prior. But the narrative I heard again and again was I was his wife. And now he's gone. Who Am. I now. Who Am I now? I've heard that line from mothers who've lost their only child. And men who lost their jobs. I've heard it from athletes who have a career ending injury and college students who've been dumped. When I think of this identity crisis in terms of basketball, it's akin to having your series winning shot blocked. have. You ever seen a game where an incredible player takes the game winning shot that is for sure absolutely going in. At the last second without warning, it's violently batted away by someone on the other team. The pain of that is all the more intensified by the fact that you just had it. It was just here. And now suddenly it's been ripped away from you. I can't begin to tell you why this happened to you. But when it comes to your identity on this particular point, I need you to hear me You are still his wife. You are still her mama. You are still an incredible asset to a team. You are still an amazing athlete. You are still a great boyfriend. Just because the thing attached to that identity was removed, doesn't mean that the role you earned was taken away.
A Look at the Amazon Event 2020
"To this big amazon event. There was so much stuff so much stuff that was announced. Although it wasn't all related to Lexi specifically, but I'm just going to run through a couple of things in general just logically about the things that they announced and then I'm going to focus on some of the things that are a little more relevant to us Canadians. I will say first of all the thing that I noticed the most with this with this event, I was very fortunate to be invited to a watch online and the the big theme to me seemed the ambient home Amazon is really really stressing this idea of ambient Computing where the wage Devices where the computers were the the technology is just around us and that is why Lexie is such an important part of this but it's not the only part and so they did announce a number of products and I will come back to these in a bit but they announced the new Echo all of these are now spherical which is very interesting and I'll talk more about that. Like I say in a few moments they announce a new Echo. They announce a new Echo dot with clock being else a new Echo. For kids. This looks like it's only going to be the United States for now. They announced a new Echo Show ten, which is really interesting. It actually moves to follow you thought more about that in a few moments. They also announced a Fire TV stick a new version of Fire TV stick light 06 a wireless mesh system for home Euro-Pro 6, they announce a whole bunch of ring alarms for the car. So a ring Car Alarm a ring car cam and a ring always home cam which is very interesting. Is a device that is in your home and it's actually a little drone crazy stuff. This is like sci-fi stuff will come back to that one as well. And then they also launched something called Luna game controller and it looks like Amazon's new game streaming service is built using this control and it's built in the cloud, which is very interesting as opposed to other gaming sources. So that is the quick rundown on what they announced some of the things that I expected to see that I didn't see were any updates on any type of wearable devices because I always think I still think that when you compare let's say Google or Samsung to Amazon you think Amazon's doing such amazing things, but what is their weakness is that they don't have their own phone. And so I bought one of their strategies to get Lexie into the ears. Everybody is to get Lexie everywhere as I say have have Lexie everywhere and one of the ways I think they could be doing that is through wearables like last year. We saw the March 8th. The glasses and the echo Loop the ring but this year we didn't see anything like that. And I don't know I have questions about that is that because they have some more products that are in the works, but they weren't quite yet ready to be released. Is it because they've changed their strategy? I'm not sure but I I did find that out quite interesting. Now. I do want to talk specifically about the the devices the new device has rejected to Lexi of course and Tyler. Each one and some pre release dates and pricing and all that kind of fun stuff. Okay. So let's talk about the new Echo. So as you know, the echo previously was the cylindrical device. It's the basic device that thought they are released and there's been a number of iterations number of generations. And now we are out. We're up to the echo fourth-generation. Let me tell you a little about this first of all it took Spherical I think it looks pretty cool. I think it's very modern. And now the ring light is actually kind of along the bottom so around the base of the sphere. So it's a sphere with sort of a flat base and the ring lights along that flat base at the bottom. And so when it's when the ring light is on depending on the lighting of the room, it actually kind of creates a little bit of a a bluish glow down onto the surface which it looks pretty cool. It's actually got its got better technology. Obviously when they're releasing a new version on the top. It does have a microphone on and off button is still some buttons along the top of the sphere but they appear at least from the picture to be more flush with the sphere. This one comes in charcoal. It comes in glacier white and it came in Twilight blue. Okay, and here's something very interesting about this is it looks like Amazon has gotten rid of the Echo Plus and if you remember the Echo Plus had the smart home hub in it now the echo. The Hub built into it so great. I mean if you're looking for the ability to set up zigbee devices or for example ring smart lighting Products and all that kind of stuff locked sensors, it's now made simple with the standard Echo. It is part of that the other thing that it has built into it now that I should mention is it has a temperature sensor so you can also know the temperature off the bat and you know, you would expect that then based on temperature settings. This will be able to control Smart Home actions. The dimensions wage of this device are approximately 14 and half centimeters wide by about thirteen centimeters tall. So it's probably around the size of a softball maybe a little bit bigger than a softball but that gives you an idea of the size of this device. It has a three inch woofer in it and it's got two front firing a tweeters 4 a.m. Frequencies with Dolby audio technology, so that's great. And what's the price? Well, let me tell you. It's 1 29 99 and you can order this right now off on amazon.ca. The pre-orders are being taken right now. It will be released on October 22nd. So if you want to get this when it comes out, then go ahead and order them as
"sci fi" Discussed on Sci-Fi Talk
"That we all kind of used to see in our youth. Oh, absolutely. Yeah. Yeah. I mean we were both my grandmother was a huge Western fan and she had John Wayne sculptures all over the house and home and uh, so yeah, it was it was a huge part of my childhood and and somewhat Pat's childhood as well. So we wanted to it's definitely a tip of the hat to that that old sensibility, you know, there's and there's the some of the tropes that we play with, you know, there's the the the the bar the local solution there's of course, you know, and there's you know, we have an Undertaker character who shows up later issue and um, so yeah there it's it definitely is its intended to sort of harking back to that sense in that feeling. Now Jeremy dilemma really for every writer is what type of Science Fiction are you going to to tell the story and and and not yours you wanted to also kind of have it as grounded as possible. Whatever we started working on this project. We had a long conversation about you know, exactly what kind of sci-fi we wanted it to be. Um, how long hard if we wanted the Sci-Fi, you know, right and Chris and I come from both come from a lot of poorer backgrounds and fantasy backgrounds Chris off my artist and I and when we talked about the project, we we realized that while we love art science fiction and really love the song The Brilliance behind, uh, you know, the roddenberry's of the world and so on forth. We we really felt like like our strength where we were wanting to tell the story and log, In that that kind of Niche, you know of of sci-fi fantasy with the little dash of you know, creepy stuff and they're too so yeah, I mean I promise is interesting it it's their answering a distress call and they have to actually go through these different gateways that are alien gateways and then off to throw something on top of what what could be a standard Rescue Mission. They're also being hunted by aliens. So that certainly makes it pretty interesting as well. Yeah. We really wanted to have fun with it a lot of lot of you know doing that mashup thing. Um, when we started it, I I love love telling stories where Story is not really about what is on the surface first, you know, this is this is a story about identity about people finding themselves about searching out an answer and then realizing something about yourself and that's what a lot of I'm dealing with here. It's good. So it's not just straight up Space Opera. There's also a a meaning to what's going on. Well, you know, can have you can have some of that too. I mean, you know, that's the great thing science fiction much like horror. I love good science fiction. Wow, good for is is social commentary, you know, can talk to her about a lot of things and and you know, there's definitely a dose of that. I I love the idea that we can tell we can both tell a fake popcorn kind of movie style comic and at the same time really dive into character and what makes people human and and why we do the things we do age And and where.
Internet: Old TV caused village broadband outages for 18 months
"It sounds like the plot of a SCIFI novel. In fact, it's literally part of the plot of a sci-fi novel. I read last month Hank Greens a beautifully foolish endeavor every morning for eighteen months the broadband Internet went out in a small village in Wales. Engineers ran a cable replacement program, but it didn't work every morning at seven am on the dut the Internet would go out for the entire village. The engineers were stumped into the used a monitoring device called a spectrum analyzer and walked around the village looking for electrical noise. Engineer Michael Jones said quotes at seven. Am like clockwork. It happened our device picked up a large burst of electrical interference in the village end quote. But it was not alien tech, it was instead a secondhand television set that an anonymous householder was turning on every morning at seven am and which omitted enough true `interference specifically a single high level impulse noise or nine to affect the broadband signal and knockout the Internet in the whole village. The TV owner has said that they were mortified and has agreed not to turn the TV on ever again. Quoting BBC Suzanne Rutherford Open reached chief engineers lead for Wales said anything with electrical components from outdoor lights to microwaves can potentially have an impact on broadband connections. We just advise the public to make sure that they're electrical appliances are properly certified and meet current British standards she said and quotes. which is good to know except most people probably wouldn't be aware that their device is causing any sort of problem i. mean it took them eighteen months to work this out I don't think that your average Joe would necessarily ever think that technology like outdated TV could affect modern tech like broadband but of course, it can and I do think it's interesting to see the interplay of older and newer technology and almost reminds me of how devices that run on electricite go haywire at hogwarts because all of the magic interferes with them, which was definitely based on a real scientific theory and not a convenient explanation as to why the characters didn't watch TV or use computers.
Interview with John David Washington
"John David Washington who is the protagonist in Christopher Nolan's tenant talks about the stunt work they challenged me greatly Is. Groundbreaking stunt stunt work towards Katelyn Jackson Speidel fight coordinator, and all the guys were working together Groundbreaking we this has never been done ever in cinematic history cinema history and. These moves the way we're we're operating So creating them creating what we were doing and kind of finding it together with me I'll never forget it I'm so extremely proud of because we can say. I can say it was a part of what they started. You know how action films can start to be a shot and performed. It's really exciting. There were many fantastic shooting locations. I enjoyed basically every. Pretty much every stop and we made a you know someone challenging and others if you get seasick probably more challenging for you but I had an incredible time in Indiana heights as well. Speaking of India jumping off or jumping over a balcony climbing over balcony from that high up was quite challenging and I I I had a different relationship with heights before that movie. But now I say we're closer heights and I I think we're going to be okay you know it was lowered for a second put. I. Loved Mumbai. Loved Him Fico slicing across the Mediterranean on a boat that I got Dr Looking as cool as possible in the coolest clothes ever provided by Jeffrey I? You know that's the dream. Know I, kind of like the old school of not using as much green screen. Here's John David Washington. gave us a huge advantage when when thinking about an event film you most we see green screen and most of us audience members can tell me we when they're good. We're not as distracted but when they're bad, it kind of takes it's it takes you out of it. Well, that's not the case Christopher Nolan and he might he might be arguably the best event filmmaker in the. Game. So as an as an actor, it's extremely as it's an extreme advantage being able to use the real elements around us that we can use for the performance and it goes to show for me for my in my opinion why he loves and appreciates performance. So well, because he knows that we will affect us in a different way and we'll connect to it even deeper. And turn the audience while at the same time because he's relying on the characters in the performance to take the audience to the journey of these wide, you know huge scale and mass of set piece worlds that he creates.
Interview with Elizabeth Debecki
"The biggie on her tended co-star Kenneth Brannagh. While I've also been a huge fan of cans for many years I've seen him. Obviously in film intelligent but I've also seen him on stage lot and I always had this enormous respect cannon thought he was. sort of `can-do everything I was. So we'll come running do everything. He can write direct APP saying dance. It was sort of it's a bit much actually he should leave some talent for other people but working with him. He just has this ability to put you at ease. He's so kind actually and very. very, very generous as the same. But has an ability to sort of keep the energy around the scene onset. Very focused but very alive. And I actually think it's partly to do with his sense of humor which is. Pretty, spectacular I I actually. Once. Waiting to shoot part of the cost sequence, which is so high octane and the emotional car in between two characters in that moment of the film is so dark and it's so there's so much violence in the air in that moment. And we were sitting waiting to shoot a part of that scene and he made me laugh so hard that I actually split the same amount address, and so I could say that Cameron is genuinely side-splitting if you will which he would enjoy. But now he's a joy. The film has scope. The scope of the film what Chris wanted to do? With the movie was sort of create. Of VOSS NECE and an expanse and a sense of. Because the entire world is at stake. In the protagonists mission, we really had to branch out across the Globe and put all those places on camera and because of the way that Chris Works and hate him wanting to always capture the authentic article whatever that is whether it's the actual, the actual country, the actual boat, the actual human. So there's there was a sense of of of when I entered the film knowing that we would just going to kind of. Me Personally and as an artist just have my kind of horizons massively expanded, which was what the experience of shooting was. As I think credit to our crew really because the crew that made this film would definitely. I'm exterior extrordinary human beings, but they worked so hard and we would sort of finish shooting in a country and pack up at nine PM. In the next day, we would all be on this plane and we would travel somewhere else and we would start shooting twenty four hours later and I think the kind of rigor of that. But also the fact that I think really really bonded US travelling that much definitely as cost it really did Sometimes Jane I would sort of meet up in different cities Buran and we would Have like a cup of coffee and Estonian and three days later, we would be having lunch in Italy, and so it was so kind of surreal and bizarre and. A A massive privilege to especially because of. Where we are in twenty twenty when I think back to just being able to travel out in the world and capture that people. But now sort of fantastic we did really because when people see the film, they can be in all those places. She this and I max the only way to go in my book. I Max Cameras. Put simply really make the experience larger than life, but it's also the quality of the film and I think the way that Hoy towel cinematographer shoots and he is really such genius. It just immerses the audience into. The cinematic experience, but I think watching something on amax inevitably. It hits you in a different way. Literally, you access the film in a different way because. It's almost visceral sort of a bodily experience when something is that that huge captured with the specificity of those cameras that I think. I don't think it's comparable really to anything that people will have same before Janet is now playing the near you.
Interview With The Boys Eric Kripke
"The boys challenges you bet an eerie show runner Eric Kripke. Show you know we had to practically bill old fifty foot long whale for instance. which two months and thousands and thousands and thousands of dollars you know. But really all the all the gags like you know, we have some really big stunts and some really big moves this year that really require in incredible amount of pre planning and you know So really all of it and then you know introducing the character, the new characters storm front is primarily our big new character and so there's just a lot of conversation about. You have first of all, you have to build the suit. I mean. So much of the show it's funny. How much of the show actually just kind of comes from the suit like our production schedule when we cast 'cause they they take six months to bill. So you have to cast an actor, which means you have to know what role you're creating have a sense of. Who that character isn't what they're doing six months before you normally would because you just have to put them in the wardrobe. Then you start creating a character, very early So it starts there and then you know you you just sort of figure out storm front is a character from the books, but it's a man and and be made the actor female, and so it's just about. How do you take you know the core elements of the character from the comics but also? But then. Adjusted to reflect what you WANNA say about about the world we're living in. You'll see that whale on season two of the boys on Amazon prime
Interview with John David Washington
"John David Washington who impressed the hell Outta me for his portrayal in Black Klansman is a protagonist Christopher. Nolan's tenant. Areas on that fame direct. I think because this is in a traditional spy thriller film either I think falls in line with what he's what he does with his brand is which is innovation I think he wants the character in the audience to be one in the same in that they want what did they character? The protagonist experiencing I believe he wants to the artist to experience. You know he wants to one relationship. So you know even if it's on a subconscious level, I, think not knowing his name not necessarily knowing a lot about information about his background limits Lindsay audio lent itself to the audience experiencing exactly what he is at the same time. I'm a huge fan massive fan And I think his ability obviously storytelling ability at the core of it just is is top notch. Just knows how to tell a story and how he's He's tells it nearly He's just brakes, all kinds of traditions, and whereas filmmaking I think he has this ability to make you care and feel and be so invested in the characters while there's a world that. Maybe, it was on the SCIFI level. If it's if it's I, know this kind of science that's being introduced in the film that we not we might not necessarily know or comprehend We do feel it through the characters lenses. We do feel it through what they're experiencing. So I don't know if there's anybody that's able to do that. He can be so ambitious in. and matching different types of genres are different elements of films that we've all loved in familiar with and totally used them in create them in a new way in his way. So illness becomes a Christopher Nolan genre in a way season on John and his Co Star Once and Future Batman Robert Pat. He's a phenomenal actor incredible incredible performer. He's one of the best working today He's so dynamic. He has he has so many layers he can do so many different. Whether, it be physical whether it be accents could be just as the how you how you experience around patents in performance you come out of it just shaking sometimes in and in this is so charming and he's he's so different from you know what we've seen before it's great to see. It's great to be a part of it. As I always say you got experience the film in the right way. As the trailer goes a concept goes as well. Don't try to understand it. Feel it. And you will not be able to execute that thought that that knowledge without it being experienced in the mix in the theater properly look for ten it on the big screen and where mask for bite. This is Tony Talada.
Interview With Sean Astin
"Sean Astin lamented on his character in the strain. Poor Jim Kent everything for my character point of view. So the fact that he releases illegally the coffin with the master and it to go from the cargo hold across the bridge into Manhattan thereby unleashing pandemic that could wipe out all soon as they civilization. I don't think necessarily means he's back on. The Jim. Clearly? Likes to serve he serves after Stolz character You know as an attendant as an aide kind of like semi-skimmed, even Lord of the rings type. But I remember access. Folks nobody but you know that idea that you need milk you need. Diagrams you need whatever you need. I'M GONNA figure it out to get to you in that and so doing my work with the CDC is GonNa help people can help people. So the fact that he has this. Weird Choices Weird Act of of of of badness. this sort of. I'm not sure that it's an evil act. You've got to wonder what what they have on him. You know why he doesn't seem happy about it and the pilot when he when he does, he lets them through he's complaining about having to do it. So he's he's a morally compromised right away. You know he's a morally compromised guy, but the question will become. Like is, is it forgivable can affect Nora forgive him forty stunned, Kim well, the audience forgive him what he's done the why asked to some of his choices will come in the series? Yes. Soon, it's coming out soon third fourth fifth episode it becomes clear Because it's so immediate this this plague is happening instantly and. Jim Kent as part of the team that's on the leading edge of it and so. Not. Unlike, the vampires it's going to, it's going to reveal itself quickly. And then what the pandemic becomes is you know take place over time, but with Jim. Because they work. So closely together, you know you can't get away with too much for too long without I mean is going to go to the dark side is going to become like a like you were suggesting. Inappropriately. He's A. Hey. Totally evil character or he you know I think the reason Guillermo and called and liked me for the part was they know that I'm that I play these characters that are likable characters and that if they put a negative spin on it a a bad choice that. It might retain a level of Tension you know people might send people the fans here. COMECON have been coming up to me, and then like you're such a good bad guy you. But the way they're saying it it's like they don't want. They don't like it. They like it. They don't like it, which is great and Jim can't does have some tough choices right away. Yeah. Well Yeah. Because at a certain point, people get compromised along the way you know Jim is a pretty. Pretty obvious case right up front for the audience who can see you let in on what he does You know it's it doesn't seem wouldn't seem Beijing pilots malevolence there. But like how far would you go? What would the stakes to be in order for you to you know go to the dark side in order for you to try and save yourself at the expense of others. That's really what it becomes at a at a certain point these empires start. Multiplying because, that's what they are they multiply. You know they can die but essentially. Either civilization wins over the vampires the vampire it's not. She's never going to be a balance between them. The questions you know, where are you on the continual? Cool Thank you. Thank you. Could sense the movement. Two years. Look for the strain wherever you get your digital
Interview With Danny Cannon On Gotham
"Cave. Bite has one of the show runners of Gaza. Danny can. Talk to me at the beginning of season one. What was the visual sensibility in aesthetic that you are trying to get across in Gotham as opposed to the other Batman related projects or you just trying to make this totally different? Well, no, no no. Completely different because you know I wanted to fit into into this great cannon, the work that's been gone for seventy five years. but at the same time might make it contemporary. And at the same time, it's twenty years from from Batman basically. So. We talked about a few things myself in the rights and when we first met and it seemed like everything we had in that first meeting as played out which is. New York in the seventies was was a a brilliant dangerous time like light seventies. Not just because of all the graffiti on trains and the rundown and Harlem, and all these dangerous places that you could go to his fooling down places but culturally, it was really good music films. It was a hip hop star. Know. New Wave. Everything. Would it culturally it was really great. We talked about that law but the talks about the Kennedy in. London. And and the have and the have nots and that industrial revolution age and. That something I wanted to bring into the fact that city that hasn't been gentrified yet is still locked in the past and probably falling down a little bit. So all the sets of design slightly askew with like slightly going down you know like the whole thing is crumbling been held up with good and things like that, and then the last thing we spoke about was rim fairy tales and and the fact that as adult fairy tale element to. To honor the comic book idea of it. And so those three elements thrown together. And then must is to keep your feet on the ground. So it's it feels really reliable. It seems like it also has a color, its own color Palette jet texture that we haven't really seen in other comic book adaptations to now I mean that was just because with all of those influences coming in there are certain gels you caught through. There was a contemporary look we didn't do. We could do a test now bicycler whereas like is this often cars that cars this governed governor it's the same thing as colors and. Trying to get the crews taste and and and the performance tastes into that same thing. It's it's good and it was easier than we thought. You know it's it's quite. Nobody knows what period is if feels comfortable because it feels very familiar. That yet, but nothing sticking out you to to portray that. Theatrical reality that was one of the series executive producers and Danny Cannon, whose asked if Gotham itself as a character in this without doubt. Yeah. Without doubt that's why the show that was very much. Bruno's intentions had to be a character and all the designing I did was was was on that. Was myself in the production. drew for a long time just to get I found myself. It wasn't just drawing the new buildings that wanted to insert into New York will take away the glass buildings out of New York. Older Dickensian style attended the century English buildings It it I I. Drew Skies, and that was I don't know where that came from US listened to music and I'd start during stormy skies everywhere and I was like. That's it that stat stats when I got it was when I I put stormy sky on everything. Now, Gotham is a huge hit on twitter. How do feel about beating every other show on twitter are really Fila get on twitter? Obviously doesn't need me. Yeah right yeah. I think that's wonderful I. You know to be talked about Israeli sometimes even better than watched I think it would be I. I. It's Great. As long as I can promise those nice people that allowed that to happen that the show gets better and better, and there's plenty to talk about are there any character storylines you would like to bring in that you haven't brought in already? We have a great relationship with DC and we sit down with them constantly and Ask about origins of various characters and. It's amazing. How many don't have Origins. Many characters just turned up his bad guys you know in the and so. It's really. We feel on to be able to go back in this. Great. Legacy and and and UH. site. Okay. So how did they turn up like that? How did they have? So. Yeah. Now we're having a lot of fun.
‘Altered Carbon’ Canceled By Netflix After 2 Seasons
"So Netflix is giving the acts to another show altered carbon. Will not be back for season three deadline reporting The decision to cancel the sci fi series was made in April and not related to the pandemic. But the society and I am not okay with this was because of Corona virus circumstances. Even though both had been renewed.
"sci fi" Discussed on Sci-Fi Talk Byte
"Bite is a new series here on Scifi talk in the Scifi Talk. Archive podcast and so parenting in apocalypse it's it's not the same way we would do. It's either full interviews or a comment or question from past interviews time. Wise. It's about one to four minutes long on an average. When you when you live long enough all kinds of strange things happen. Very right in saying that the Greek heroes where the original superheroes. In part because of the nature of genes vision, but also because of its message of diversity and inclusion. Mackenzie West more former host. Oh, sci-fi face off once told me about her star Trek. Connection to her dad Michael West more who designed his share of Star Trek make-up's Egypt Star Trek primarily to stay home because so many movies was traveling the world all the time and really didn't get this. Of A, lot of time with my brother and my sister and I, and just buckle down one day, and that's and taking a series and this and that, and I'm GonNa be home now. So I got to be a part of the process of creating a lot of those aliens even down to the the cadastre and he actually was sculpting and our dining room when. which my mom loved and getting clay and stuff everywhere, and he's touch away for a little bit and I walked in and started speaking stuff on it and started messing with the claim. As. Any good father did he walked in and he went wow, I love it. It's saying. He's the code. ESPN today was my handiwork a kid going into messing with his life Funny. That's great. That's A Little Little Star Trek Trivia they're absolutely. So that's how the spoon heads. Aka. Kardashians were born comments, your questions or welcome at Sci Fi talk at AOL dot com for bite. This is Tony Tamalada..
"sci fi" Discussed on Sci-Fi Talk Byte
"Bite is a new series here on Scifi talk and the sci-fi Talk Archive podcast, and so parenting an apocalypse it's it's not the same way we would do. It's either full interviews or a comment or question from passenger abuse time. Wise. It's about one to four minutes long on an average probably when you when you live long enough all kinds of strange things happen. You very right in saying that the Greek heroes were the original superheroes. In part because of the nature of genes vision but also because of its message of diversity and inclusion. Hunting seasons, Hannah eleven who you might recognize from the magicians is Kelly who helps a unicorn in need in hunting season where she mentally at the beginning of. Say Kelly's fragile but I think there's a I think she's a strong character at hot but I think she has low self esteem and we see that through her cost with addiction and I think she's really trying to get herself on the right path and and you know she's got this job. It's not where she wants to be in the end but it's it's giving her something to do. She's kind of making ends meet by she definitely dreams of something bigger and I think. I think where she in the moment where she feels, she could help the Unicorn. And there are things we edited with the script but for me that Merman is halley believing that she could do something. Like, that yeah in a positive way. Really help someone I. Think She's really isolated herself. She works at this remote gas station. Late at night she she keeps people at arm's length. That it's it's sort of a beautiful and tragic moment that she thinks she can help this creature that has come to her for help. but then she is able to, and then then that is a turning point right and I think for the unit. They're both wounded in the sense physically emotionally mentally and hunted So they are good spirits. Yeah. I, find each other yes. Director? Worked on supergirl you mentioned magicians, witches, show I've covered and talk to those folks. Really, from the beginning. So she's used to doing female centered kind story Yup. What did she bring to the table? We'll firstly Shannon was recommend me 'cause. I acted in a couple of episodes, magicians and I got into nurse, some of the trump's team and I was talking to them about making a Unicorn Horn and they said, hey, you found a director yet and I hadn't. They said, you know Shannon who was in the camera team originally on. Skins. No, she was to start directing photography but Shannon's an excellent camera operator. HAS DP DP. while. And Yeah this friend of mine in crops you should talk to Shannon. She's incredibly talented and she loves horses. So I met with Shannon and right from the beginning Shannon so empathetic and I think. She's wonderful with male characters as well, but she just comes from such A. Full hotted place like she has such compassion for the characters even times when I was like. I don't like this about my character of that and she was so. Positive about it and I think really understands. complexity in characters searches to bring that out ms able to eloquently. Achieve those in a non judgmental confrontational way social. Yeah. Very Open personable and in her work as a human. Yeah. So easy to work with and you could just tell with the camera for like obviously Shannon's been around them so much coming up through the camera department, which has like ten fifteen twenty people ended at any given time. The cheese so. When she speaks people listen and they. They take in what she's saying in such an easy way. It's not like yelling or even she's got wonderful energy about her an icy other people working with parrot love receiving that energy. So Look for hunting season wherever you get your films it's available on demand. Comments or questions or welcome at SCI FI. Talk at AOL DOT COM for bite. This is Tony Tomato..
"sci fi" Discussed on Sci-Fi Talk Byte
"Bite is a new series here on Scifi talk and the Cy Five Talk Archive podcast, and so parenting in apocalypse it's not the same way we would do. It's either full interviews are a comment or question from passenger abuse time. Wise. It's about one to four minutes long on an average probably when you when you live long enough all kinds of strange things happen. You're very right in saying that the Greek heroes where the original superheroes. In part because of the hopeful nature of genes vision but also because of its message of diversity and inclusion. The Ark was a series that ran on Hulu in two thousand ten and at that SCI FI channel and at that San Diego Comic Con Sci Fi red carpet I spoke to star Renee O'Connor next. Have some highlights for my red carpet interviews I have renee O'Connor talking about her new web series. Really. Excited that this web series called art just start on yesterday. Oh fantastic. Is GonNa Scifi story or is it's about this woman who falls asleep in her apartment and she wakes up this pod on a spaceship and the lead tries to figure out what your she's in an how she didn't get home to your son and so it's it's dark and Moody and it's directed by a guided trae stopes and he was pretty legendary here at comic con for a series pink five that he made. Okay and so it's really exciting because this is his break is feature bill, but it's fun directed art so. Back to? A nice. Relationship Works for your people to tune in the URL where where they can see it on the web is Hulu, it's on Hulu and they search Arco Find? A R K comes. Great. site. Great. Sure. Anytime. I'm not sure if it's still available, but you can certainly check on Hulu to see if it is comments or questions or welcome at Fi talk at AOL dot com for bite. This is Tony Tiller..
"sci fi" Discussed on Sci-Fi Talk Scribes
"Yeah. Thank you. I'm a nice guy I'm great. You're so lucky to know me. And then when I'm done with all the usually usually after lunch when I start writing. So between lunch and dinner kind of one I do the bulk of my My writing I'm sorry you don't do any late nights or anything like that. Now in the evenings I, usually don't Not Too often no. Usually about dinnertime on where all my wife also works from home and. Have our own office, we have our office. We don't see much of each other during the day, but then you know the evenings are for us to spend together and. Whatever you know. On a day writer I'm not a nightrider as far as this. I I would think if it wasn't for a pandemic, would this have been a alive event were essentially, people would come to the museum to see this as opposed to doing it on the. On the Internet, I assume. So I, mean I would have attended in person and I. Other people would as well, and then they would have had an audience and Yeah. So I'm I assume it would have been alive event. What your listeners don't know right now as we actually have. Listening to this conversation right now from the event. We've probably red in the face trying to answer that question but being silent. Asked. What are the? In person, but I guess and all that. Well actually this scenario I would not have been the whole idea behind doing escape velocity extra was to take advantage of virtual platform liver, a new line of programming. Okay. Normally normally, the museum does their event by over Memorial Day Weekend and Oh what we've got going on with Andy is something that we would have done live otherwise. But in this case, looking for regular programming essentially on a monthly basis to deliver in a virtual format. It sounds awesome. Like from the Horse's mouth I was wrong. This museum is definitely on my list of places to go when. Things get semi back to normal. Promising I mean. Promising vaccines rails. Although who knows someone may be listening to this podcast and five years going because it it's not going to work out. Exactly. God I know it's been a very, very strange ear and it's One. I mean. It I feel like I'm watching a SCI FI movie that I'm in it's really bizarre. Yeah it But? It's been a shit year I don't know. I. I'm very lucky in that. I work from home like like I'm not working. I'm extremely lazy but I I'm lucky in that. It doesn't impact me professionally for and and but you know I miss my friends at the emotional whole is still there i? My wife and I like to go out to places. You. You know you're. Going to the movies and stuff like that. Yeah it it sucks. But I feel really bad for the people who you know. Don't have a lot of money. You don't have a Lotta savings they can't go to work because they work in something that shut down. and..
"sci fi" Discussed on Sci-Fi Talk Byte
"Bite is a new series here on Scifi talk and the sci-fi talk, archive podcast, and so parenting an apocalypse it's it's not the same way we would do. It's either full interviews or a comment or question from past interviews time. Wise. It's about one to four minutes long on an average probably when you when live long enough all kinds of strange things happen. Very right in saying that the Greek heroes where the original superheroes. In part because of the nature of genes vision but also because of its message of diversity and inclusion. Neville kid talks about lighting the mansion on the umbrella academy with the characters of many sizes that live there. Yeah no one I think one of the big things they decided to. Make all. This at least sixty, you know one of the big problems we're not okay. Luther is so huge. You know in the other quite small you know like. You know. So basically, the cameras are looking up a lot. So. We made a decision to make the set sixty. We would kind of the actress go anywhere and it felt like a real place. So this letter bigger challenge from us else to build two light everything from sight but I think what it did. It made the same feel like a real place. I think my album you know as you know. When you're filming is to make sure that. There's so many distractions. That you'd go when people watching television. You know I've got to make sure might as one country the People Watch your your absolutely forever. and. They're not distracted or facebook or their their ipad. For, all these things you want glued to your. Vision for like an hour. I think that's why you know DP's the talk I we have to provide so much to make sure people are glued and want to come back and forth more and more and you mentioned Pogo I would think it's a challenge to to light pogo because usually he's not standing still he's moving sometimes walking side by side with the character actually on the set. So I guess you have to kind of make some kind of lighting pattern to anticipate his moods. Yeah. No, it was great because West. The company that do. Speeds the kind of what guests google. So a different time sick time you know we would discuss with them all our lighting plan where to make sure that you know when there's a great one where he was coming to the door and he's not like to leave the mentioned or king he looks out until world with a daylight hit some but he kinda go. Within the. You know and I think these sort of things for letting a little bit brighter. So. You could explain to everybody what your plan was into kind of from come from a doctor mentioned in coming to the the sort of the sunlight and everything. And and A. Collaboration. With. The more we Go in my head and. The effects can provide and I think I enjoy making sure everybody's On the same page you know and everybody. Affects devise a fantastic relationship. You know we've all worked in alter carbon together. Whenever, we're working season two. And I think it's just making sure that everybody understands walk world planning to do what equipment needed car. We're GONNA lights it. To make sure that that standard is maintained all the way down the line. To the final moment or pocos complete in nate by. I needed a phenomenal. Yeah. Yeah. I I. Agree I mean he totally looks lifelike. It's really amazing how they brought him. Moment where we'd we'd spend so much time making them. We actually went didn't showing the of the pilot to the crew. And we managed to get one show of a real pogo into the showing the previews for the crew. And the moment nobody knew this was coming. So when the crews also pogo for the first time, it was just like a shotgun take a bath and everybody welled up and it was like because we give them burst. Bogle. Collect. And a group of people and it was like I I was welled up everybody kind of was cheating up because suddenly he was real he was there. And he was fantastic, we'd all made him and it was it was a brilliant moment. Of. Why we do what we do, you know when it went to work. Well, it really pays off look for the umbrella account amee on Netflix. Comments or questions are welcome at Sci Fi talk.
"sci fi" Discussed on Sci-Fi Talk
"That sounds awesome well. Like from the Horse's mouth, I was wrong. This museum is definitely on my list of places to go when. Things get semi back to normal. Promising I mean. Promising vaccines rails. Who knows, someone may be listening to this podcast in five years going those idiots. You know. Exactly. God I know it's been a very very strange ear and it's. One I mean. It I feel like I'm watching a SCI FI movie that I'm in. It's really bizarre. Yeah it But. It's been a shit year. I don't know. I I'm very lucky in that. I work from home like like I'm not working I'm extremely lazy, but I I'm lucky in that. It doesn't impact me professionally. And, and but you know I miss my friends. The emotional whole is still there i. My wife and I like to go out to places you, you know dinner like going to the movies and stuff like that. Yeah it. It sucks, but I feel really bad for the people who you know. Don't have a lot of money. You don't have a Lotta savings. They can't go to work because they work in something that shut down and. It's tough. It's tough you. We actually I live here in New York City and. We just. Again early in the month, we went out. To dinner outside other than eating at home, and it was like Disneyland for as we were like Oh. Wow, this is great and you realize how much you miss it when it's taken away, so. I mean don't Santa. Clara, county in in California which is. was. Like there were six counties in California that was first to lockdown nationwide. We've been lockdown in Santa Cruz one of them, so we've been lockdown since March. March in so we've been just like sitting around. Yeah. Yeah and I have my My my mother-in-law lives with us and she's elderly, and so we're not taking any chances and right, so we pretty much only leave the house.
"sci fi" Discussed on Sci-Fi Talk
"Neuro science fiction from two thousand one space Odyssey tuned section how neuroscience is transforming sci fi into reality while? Our beliefs about the mind machines and what makes us human. Here is part of our conversation. It two thousand one a space odyssey. We get into the machine part of Goodall Hal and that's been debated forever, but The thing about Arthur C. Clarke he almost takes science to. Kind almost a scientific approach to religion..
"sci fi" Discussed on Sci-Fi Talk Byte
"Bite is a new series here on Scifi talk and the sci-fi Talk Archive, podcast and so parenting in apocalypse. It's it's not the same way we would do. It's either full interviews or a comment or question from past interviews time wise, it's about one to four minutes long on an average. Probably when you when you live long enough, all kinds of strange things happen. Very right in saying that the Greek heroes where the original superheroes. In part because of the nature of genes vision, but also because of its message of diversity and inclusion. My co-host for Life Ernest lowly and I talked to Ethan Phillips at Scifi Convention during Run Star Trek Voyager. How much of him is you? And how much of it was written down I? Mean the little nuances and things like that that lot of what you put into. The the only thing we really have in common helix are actually are left elbow and part of my lower colon. Other than that. We are totally different I. Know everything everything is put in digitally by the computer people. I do nothing. I, know I, know I. The writers, the writers right, and then as an actor tried to make it to You know alive and So all the. Stuff you see is is is beside the words. May I hope you know and. If. I go off the track the director. Steers me back on. Sometimes I. You know my background's in farce and Moliere and Fidel and I pretend to be way big, so they're always bringing me back but I. Always say easy to bring it back and ask you to do more, so it's A. It's a wonderful thing that you're doing for people who don't look as God like as many of the TV characters although out of makeup. Your devastatingly handsome as neil slightly challenged, but still you've got the best looking on the show. Very lucky to finally after twenty five years of acting to get the babe, unfortunately, I'm wearing four pounds or rubber. But nevertheless I. Do have the Bay Bridge. But I think very few people know that new looks was a swimsuit model on his planet and Next Uncommon Knowledge You have to get the baby in the show, but unfortunately she has a short life span. Yeah, but that makes it so bitter sweet. You know the fact that she's going to be gone in six years. She's I think she's two years old, but you know. She's got the body of a one year old I. I feel that she She's an incredible actress. Very. Unguarded. Raw present person to perform with I love working with her here. This is also very good cast to great cast a great cast. EVERYBODY IS A. As a background theater and They really went on a lengthy lengthy look. To cash this show and I think they've got the best of everybody. Terrific some problems with Tim Rush. No I'm kidding. His. Look for star. Trek, Voyager IT'S ON BBC America comments or questions or welcome at Sci Fi talk at.
"sci fi" Discussed on Sci-Fi Talk Indie Film
"You've got a sci Fi podcast I'm actually writing Sifi solve right now. About a man who's lost cool very cool. Very cool, we should talk that when. When that gets off absolutely. Really enclosing. There's really only one word one sentence of advice. I can give you two. And it is that. Word together because. You have something there. There's something there and I've seen. I've see a lot of films because of this and. Now. It's like you have something there, and you don't need to feel constrained by narrative or anything like that if you WANNA keep experimenting. Keep experiment. Thank. That's amazing. I love hearing that I. Just hate restrictions I. Just don't like me as well. Like on. When I was a young man in one, thousand, nine, hundred, Ninety, seven, I, watched, a show called the prisoner. We've Patrick, McGowan, the Great Patrick McGowan and that informed the person I am today, no question about it. As much as a lot of other things. It's like I am not a number. I'm a free man. My life is my so i. totally believe in. You know it's like I. Don't WanNa be. Shelf brief debriefed filed or number. That's what he says and that always stuck with me to. To be. An individual is very important to me. Absolutely. You just hit on what wilders basically is. Yeah absolutely, so yeah, well. I'M GONNA. Get off my soapbox now, but. But. Thank thank you both for being on the podcast and best of luck just. Just just keep creating. EMPATHIC interview. Yeah great quick. You Bury did. and. I will thanks and thank you for listening to Sci Fi talk until next time. This is Tony to load. Wow, zirs, check it out. I'm Lavar Burton? You're listening to sci-fi Tom..
"sci fi" Discussed on Sci-Fi Talk Scribes
"I will take notes in a in a paper, Pencil and paper journal and leave alone. And then if they keep poking at me, they'll eventually get a whole page in a journal. And if it continues, they get a whole journal and that happens. I know they're they're stay other you don't. And I tease. Tease my my cover. Artists about I said you know i. have this whole closet. Full of characters, and and if I'm not very careful, they'll escape. Bolger's whenever I say their names, so we don't say the names out loud. We have to wait for them that everybody has a turn. So they don't end up in the wrong places, but yeah they the characters. I and I I. Speak the voices actors as as I do all the dialogue. Quite interesting in my house. My husband says he never knows who he'll find in the kitchen and. The like that I. Did Watch. It can have its benefits. I would think. So. Yeah, in the right place, guys. She'd be a Lotta Fun so that's for sure. Kind, that's good. That's important, too is very important. So essentially, what is your regimen like? Describe a typical day. Do you get up and like certain times blocks of time? A sets a set aside for riding or do you pretty much? just kind of wing it. actually I have a fairly regimented schedule in the morning at six thirty, and the first thing I do is go to the door. NC The deer because they're looking in the windows looks school. Oh, they're great. I Love Them. Yeah I have pictures on my life journal. If you ever want, see the deer out. About the website. feed the deer I. Go upstairs and the coffee and. Sit Down at the computer answer that the emails. Business into things and. then. I write and I ride anywhere from six to ten hours a day. Rare exception I. Take Weekends off. Time off interviews at time off for book signings and travel that I even when I'm traveling. I always have the computer and so I always spend at least three or four hours a day writing. It's a passion for me right now. I can't stop. That's a good thing. so I would write whether there was a book or not. And I think that's true. I think that I know they say writers right, but I think there's a lot of truth I think. Writing chooses the person rather than the person choosing to be the writer could be. That because it doesn't seem like even stuff. I, find myself getting quite cranky. when when? Interruptions happen that that aren't a part of the schedule so. Unless, it's something really fun. Fix. You need that fix. And I've heard that's true of artists as well. Yeah I agree I. think that's a neat thing. As far as women's roles and fantasy and SCI FI. I've seen it change. My lifetime early fifties, so I've seen a lot of things. Change in how women you know for me watching and how they portrayed in television and movies in particular sci-fi fantasy movies. From the fifties all the way, 'til now, definitely a good win illustrate how things have changed New York Renaissance Festival where I interview Terry good kind I went, and I had some time, and I was promoting the fair a little bit. You know as a favor to them, and I interviewed some of the interview with people that play the catch made married. and made man was dressed in a very traditional Olivia de Havilland kind of look from the original fell. In Sweden and everything. So now fast forward into into this decade and I go to the renaissance. Fair with my with my family my my nephew and my niece love that period and love the whole nights and sort sorcery kind of thing. And there's maid Marian and made Marian. This time is wearing leather. She rides a horse she she has weapons, and he doesn't take anything from anybody and even kicks the sheriff's, but occasionally during the course of the day and I just remember thinking men health things changed. I'd say nine times Outta Ten I. think it's a positive change. And Traits in a very small way, how women have changed in and fantasy and sci Fi, and how we perceive them as well. I and I agree one hundred percent, and I'm also in my fifties. I've watched it change to and. I've often thought that had I lived much earlier. I probably would've spent most of my life in jail for my behavior. so I I really appreciate the changes. One of the things that I did was learn to use a sword, and across both, because I didn't feel like I could actually write it if I didn't know how to do. It very cool so in my stories in the reckoning. Particularly Quinn is is young. She doesn't throw swords into walls. Chop off people's heads. Because she wouldn't have the strength to do that not only that, but she wouldn't want to damage the sword. So those were very important things and I think those are things that that you see even at the Renaissance Fairs Moore. The women are actually competing. And! We're seeing the same thing in video games. Absolutely. Words they they now in video games are offering female characters create role games, which is wonderful was wondering you. Guys that I play games with playing women. So! Wonderful. It opens that whole this up for everybody does it does? Real positive moves towards maybe that inescapable thing of equality, a little bit closer, it makes it. It seems doable at times when you see stuff like that happen. It really does and and I think that men and women talk to one another more now than they did during. Leave it to beaver era and I think that's a really good thing, because we are all human beings, and we have so much in common, and we're different. Thank goodness the such. Full thing, we wouldn't want it any other way. and yet it's really nice to as a woman to read a fantasy with a strong female protagonist, and yet men don't mind reading about strong women, either and so that that tells us. You know that it's okay it's okay we're changing, but it's a good thing. With me, lead character can be a man or woman. It just has to be a character that I can relate to doesn't. And, that's why I said earlier. You know those things that were so important to me that pause ability because there are things that are common to humans, completely every one of US internal struggle with a family, a coming of age making your way in the world. You know taking on a challenge that requires some teamwork default. Things that pertain all of an required to get through life. I think what's changed I've seen to is is More women and Fandom and I think that's been a cool thing to. I think it's added Nice dynamic to Phantom. And I love seeing that. You know not just sci, fi or fantasy, or you know. The most Muslim areas I think, I see that more than maybe horror. When I go like Har- conventions, they don't see as much although this this some there, too, but in fantasy and sci fi in particular I think I've noticed more of a drastic increase and I noticed that as well. Do Conventions and the Renaissance Fairs. Ucla more women you see a lot more fan fiction by women. Now they used to see noticing that this star wars fan fiction. You get lots of it by women and that's really nice. Just to see that that different perspective. Same thing on the game forums. Movie Forums I seem a lot more women. And I think part of that is that. The women are actually saying they're women I know for a.
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"Of the timelines together. So the fourth series. Did you have pretty much autonomy in doing this film can or did you have to follow any kind of of master plan or anything like that? yeah no when James came to me about About doing the film The idea was to give me an opportunity to To write and create and put it all together Myself I had the The Great Fortune of having James and one hundred Frank All there to help them be a part of the process but the film itself was I had full autonomy with it. You mentioned hundred hundred Johnson and Frank Frank Merrill who are who are co producers along with yourself? I do like the idea of a film with NFL CONCENTRATION. And especially the lines being blurry. What what led you in in that direction for this? Well when I when James came to me with the idea The first thing I did was rewatch all of whom of course I seen him and I obviously a big part in the first But then also was brought on for the second film as well and I'd seen I've been to the premiere of now but I went back and I just kind of watched everything just to get an idea of what what what the fourth film needed to be. How would tire of it? Not necessarily tie the storylines at first. But just what? The common thread was that I could keep going with the fourth film and then when I did it and I watched them all. I found that kind of common thread. Storyline that I felt like could could work very well in a fourth mill. So that's kind of how that idea came about so another common. Thread is of course. Felicia rose who is Jennifer. And she's all the films which is kind of neat good plays Jennifer Smith. The audition factors tiffany past Jennifer ludden Jennifer Levi. It gets confusing with. We have a number of Jennifer's and Stephanie's and even Joey One of the things I try to do in the fourth film was kind of Tien some of the names and a bit of the mystical Effective what these Jennifer movies are doing to the people that were participating so how was Dominique Swain involve Dominique had worked on a project with James Trying to I'm thinking was blood craft and they'd recently finished and it was at the time when I just finished. We were just about to start up production on the film And we started talking to Dominique and she had seen the other films and express some interest. In what the project was and when we talked about it more she said you know I'd love to be involved in my thought was. Why did a fan of dumping Swain for a long time and and I thought well if there's a chance to to bring her in and get her talents involved with the movie. I want to do that so so we went back and I went back into the script and I looked to see where you know where we could bring her in. And we kind of beefed up that that part with Joey and Joey and her and him and his friends and we just kind of beef that up a little bit to give her A little bit more to do in the film. That was jody Barton talking about film four Jennifer that he directed actually has a part in it. That interview is not available yet. But you're hearing it here for the first time on my first edition sci-fi Talk Live so the plan going forward is to have a live guest. I hope to do that by the second episode. I might invite somebody that I know who is patient with the technical glitches occur so that we can get through this but the plan would be to have somebody live on each particular one and of course in the chat room you'd be able to ask them questions and and get them to respond directly to your questions so it's not just me during the interview but that is the plan going forward again. The big news is of course that we have the sci-fi Talk Network or SF t network. That'll be coming this fall and the The Fan centric. Podcast is going to be podcast in regards to fan and fandom and also includes some of the pros that you read or hear from about doing interviews with celebrities and anyone who makes John Ra- entertainment. So that is the plan going forward. I just wanted to kind of get my feet wet once again and do a live. Podcast is about a long time since I've done it but I'm glad that we did. This will be available on demand. On one hundred. This will be available on my podcast feed various fee. But it'll be on the main one. Of course for Sci fi talk and I just really want to say to to to be careful out there and please listen to the people that matter and those are doctors and medical personnel in regard to this pandemic additionally I certainly express my outrage and sadness on the murder of George Lloyd in Minneapolis. And it's a very sad situation. Unfortunately I have seen that more than a few times in my lifetime on a much lighter note. I do before I go. I do want to say that I had a birthday recently and I turned sixty five but as far as retirement. I think that's a little further down the road not quite ready for that yet. So thank you all for listening. Hopefully some of you listened live and and if not you listen to this recording until the very next live I am working on getting somebody here with me so that you're not just hearing my lovely voice for now almost fifty five minutes all right. Take care everybody. Stay safe and stay healthy. This is Tony to Lotto. I am C. Three. Po Human Sidewalk relations and you are listening to sci-fi Talk..
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"Hi Welcome to season two of bite. This is Tony Tiller parenting an apocalypse. It's it's not the same way that you know how it works. Any views usually two to four minutes long but sometimes they can be a little longer only when you when you live long enough all kinds of strange things very right in saying that the Greek heroes the original superheroes in part because of the hopeful nature of genes vision but also because of its message of diversity and inclusion since two thousand five I've been hosted on Lipson a mayor I was able to find my podcasting legs in gross. I fight talk earlier. This year I was approached by spreaker and established podcast host. Become part of their family in a program called spreaker prime. It was a tough decision to leave. Lipson me I've been there for so long but in the end the offer was too good to pass up the good news is I've created a series of new podcast focused on specific subjects in genre entertainment. My Regular Sifi Talk. Podcast will always be there that I produced two thousand five but there's some new editions sci-fi Talk Bite will now get its own. Rss Feed featuring my short form interviews you know and Love Sifi Talk. Indie film explorers the filmmakers who toil to make their projects outside the studios. I talked to some of the actors. You may know that work indie like Katie Matz for a film called the machine and I interviewed her on the red carpet at the TRIBECA Film Festival in two thousand thirteen. I had full body makeup because we wanted to have freckles and we wanted to cover the freckle so I had to do everything My entire body covered a makeup and the hair had to look different so I had to bleach like my and I had to go back and forth between the characters because our scheduling was difficult. So I couldn't. We had to make a completely different with being able to go back and forth and The machine always very slick bath with Avis like softer of hair down and try to keep those differences but in no makeup. I think took like hour and a half like at least two hours every day. Another series is sci-fi talk scribes and that features genre authors who create in this digital landscape and it could be New York Times bestseller were authors. Just starting out you'll hear people like. Csi Creator Anthony Zi-qar who told me about that groundbreaking series plus his novel series level. Twenty six but we certainly are taking chances and trying to trouble the best way we can and try to take advantage of the power of technology until in good stories. We really believe that we got a lot of things right this time. Hopefully you know America and the world enjoys all of our our hard work. We'RE TO DO BETTER FOR BOOK. Three like we have a solid solid piece of material going forward and he's type of phone calls kind of coverage is really really important to us. They'll thank you very much. Sci-fi talked the first season has episodes starting from nineteen ninety four radio days to my podcasting press the cave is a DC universe. Podcast as interviews live action to animation. Here is Sarah Douglas. Who was Ursa in Superman films with Christopher Rees? What I'm going to say is something that I think I admired that you in terrence did during during the film which I know wasn't really in the script is that the two you kind of worked out something between Ursa and Saad to show that you were a couple even though maybe there's an occasional my dear that he says otherwise it's pretty much unspoken but you the way you would walk together and just you know look at each other and stuff that really sealed it for me. Yeah I I have to give Terri full credit for that in the very very beginning right at the beginning he said to me. There's not there wasn't a great deal to separate us from through the US links. You know we pretty much look the same same we we we we we just clad in and for the black. Organza retype things. We have findings boots. But you know we we. We're not. There's nothing that says we are. We are different from anybody else and he said we have to make sure that everybody knows that we're different than that. We are from a from a different place and and he he said we should. One of the things we should do is is in our movements. We shouldn't walk in unison with the fluidity. So that you have to say. I'm giving you seven out of ten for supporting that because not many people really noticed that except they were aware and it was something we did. We did work on consciously to walk in unison so that we sort of float together and animation. You'll hear special programmings and interviews from past and present animated movies and series and stars like Kevin Conroy. The key to me for playing old bruce in this in Batman Beyond and also in the prices is that he's he's got all the passions of young bruce all the will all the desire all the needs but his body won't let him do it anymore. It's just holding him back and that frustration what that frustration turned into. What is that duty visit embitter? You does it anger you does it make you wanna do even more good or does it push you to either track capsule teacher interviews from the Star Trek universum enterprise discovery like this from Patrick Stewart the extent to which stopped not just next generation but the next generation of our particular way has threaded itself into popular culture and in North America and the significance. It seems to have for so many people it doesn't diminish that I have been encountering this feeling which is deeper than affection that that is is stirring in some way. I know I mean Bryan Singer has it. John Logan has it. You talk to them. And there's a there is a a mandarin attitude when they talk about the series which goes beyond. Just something that That they've been amused and entertained by an I. I used to think I could explain it. I had theories about it. I don't care to try to analyze it. It simply become now for me. My Age and stage of my create. Deeply gratified line. Many more new podcast. Or possibly you might say. I'm kind of playing around. In this laboratory I mean I've compiled interviews I've compiled interviews roundtables red carpets in one on ones throughout the ears. And they're all available here. Visit SPREAKER DOT COM FORWARD SLASH. User forward slash. Sifi talk as well as twitter at I talk for. Bite this Tony Tiller..
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"To Cadillac live or is the cat dead? They The engineering's answer the the practical answer if you will say well. There's no way to tell it's fifty fifty. You Open up the box and sees the Cadillac or the cat dead. The proper answer from a quantum mechanics point of view. Quantum physics point here is The cat is both alive and dead. And we'll be fixed in one state or another when you open the box to observe now. Basically that's that's where it amounts to and if you can wrap your mind around that and accepted you are ready to go on to study quantum physics now. It seems to me in a way while I did very well in my Studies that also if you can wrap your mind around that and accepted your also on your way to being able to write fantasy. That's not a. It's not as derogatory as it seems. I mean if you look at the the papers that are being presented in theoretical physics today. Most of them now. I don't claim that to try to keep up with that sort of thing at all now but most of the ones that I read seemed to be in many ways closer to theological discussions then anything that can have even Attention show relationship to what one might call the real world. That is I suppose my engineering side My professors in structures in mathematics and physics quite often told me that you know. Be Sure you you've got to be loose say once you'll be loosey-goosey when I was if I was loose and thinking and that sort of fantasy mode willing to accept anything did very well in that area. The other sort of thinking the more hierarchy engineering Thinking is not conducive to Quantum Physics. It's not conducive to writing. Fantasy is is gonna be any more sequels. Yes yes I'm afraid so I There'll be several more folks. I know the last scene of the last book I've known the last scene of the last book since the very beginning I have known since the beginning. How all of the major storylines resolve themselves? It's simply a matter of getting to that point. I no longer give a number and say well it might be this or it might be that. I used to say things in the beginning. I remember saying well. I don't know I hope I can finish it in five or six books. I remember saying after the first book and people came out and said Jordan has promised that it's going to be done. These degraded this six. No I didn't promise I said I hope I can finish in five or six And other things are the same way later. I said well. I don't know it might go eight books. I don't know seven or eight bucks and I found seven books mentioned in eight books mentioned. Somebody said eight books on counter flat of the Lord of Lord of chaos and somehow slipped by me no. I haven't promised anything it several more books. And that's all I'll promise and I will finish it as fast as I can. No more than that tend to discern deviate from like your pre destined course because of some things as you're writing into no not with the main points. I at set certain main points things that I want to say things that I want to happen but I like to think of it as if I were going across country and say that I'm going to visit mountain a mountain be Mountain. See Mountain D. but I may decide to go to D I then come back to a and then I will go over to see and quite apart from that finding the way from one mountain to the next. It depends on what I discovered in. Between that's very fluid with these books it becomes even more complex in the planning part of it because that map that piece of terrain with mountain. Abc indeed is level one and then as a level two with mountain a one B. One two IT'S A to B to C TO IN D. Two and then there's a level three without nate three V three so forth and level four and level five and what happens in level? One influences what happens on level to which influences level three and or if I do this level one then it means that I can no longer do that on level two or this other thing on level. Three at it also means. I'm more likely to do this. This particular thing on level four and level five so. There's a good deal of flexibility at the same time. I have a framework that I know. I'm going to keep what they find details within that framework Arthur. That's always open right up to the end and it's a little bit of fun to to sort of see how some things turned down. Well it keeps keeps everything from becoming static if you plan to rigidly. Then it begins to come out wooden if you don't plan at all then you have no idea where you're going and you don't know what to do which direction to go flounder around good bit until suddenly you say. Oh yes. Well I can go there and that makes the writing. Amorphous and well. I'm writing something like that or reading something like that. It's sort of like eating pillow. Ask Him all of all of this series which you have a personal favorites. Whichever book I happened to be writing at the moment because I is that why is it? Just because it's another step in the and the processor perhaps but once. I finished a book. I really consider myself done with it. That's done. It's out of my hands now. I'm finished I'm onto something new and what I really enjoy is the writing the creating of the book. Obviously I'm going to take more pleasure in the book that I am creating rather than one that I already done and finished. That was yesterday's pleasure books. The admits incredible detail. How you sort of Mesh everything together. I mean just just you can see the planting of all the different societies and all these different people that can meet in these this world. I think that's part of the attraction of people just like it's it's interesting place to see and people like people like to go there and every as they continue It's I get even more interesting and more detail than it's just. It's it's like all the great fantasy or miss It's it's it's of like when you hit something good you create something good People just want to keep coming back to it and and maybe it's a very simple way of of Sort of Saint Party reasons wire series and so successful. That's what it seems to me at least on one level. Well thank you. I don't know what else to say. Great author the wheel of time series has sold over twelve million copies in North America alone to the last I heard ready go. Entertainment had purchased the rights to make the wheel of time into a movie or a series of movies. But as of this time I have not heard anything definite as to that if you have emailed me at Sci Fi talk dot com and I'll put it on my blog on my space and give you credit of course but hopefully he'll Will recover and get better while the world is a better place with the imagination and talent of Robert Robert from one of your fans. Tony Tomato here at Scifi Talk..
"sci fi" Discussed on Sci-Fi Talk Byte
"Bite is a new series here on Scifi talk and the sci-fi Talk Archive podcast and so parenting an apocalypse. It's it's not the same way we do. It's either full interviews or a comment or question from past interviews time wise. It's about one to four minutes long on an average. Probably when you when you live long all kinds of strange things happen. You're very right in saying that. The Greek heroes. Where the original superheroes in part because of the nature of genes vision but also because of its message of diversity and inclusion. There's a new audio series that could be heard on dust called dust horizons. Each adapted story is introduced by Kai. I spoke to the Audio series producer and director. Mark Holden about Kai when you're a kind of how to kind of formatting to how to introduce this. How did you end up with guy? Yeah that's a great question. It was a series a little bit of trial and error and also just we sort of wanted of fairly neutral character. Someone who could go both ways as far as human and a I Yeah so also fairly a binary newsreel you know. We tried a couple of people and then we brought in Helen Adler and she was just She's just really got the material She has some experience in the quite a bit of experience in the sci-fi voice space she just works to get just character You know it doesn't always come on the first take. I mean she was amazing on every take but we were trying to figure it out She she's such so great to work with. But we have the team. We're trying to figure out just what we want. And then you know when we had it. We found it when she got it. We were just like okay. That's it we just roll with that and we're really happy with it all right. Let's listen to a little bit of kyw right now. Hello welcome to dust. Nine is kind. I would like to know you but today you can only know me that may change someday until then I have prepared stories to tell you I call this collection horizons some stories. Your hair today some. You'll hear soon all right. That was great. What's interesting is I like the I if you listen to the first genuine and Peter Skilling she she personalizes Oh you're back again and I like that because it creates a not a relationship but it kind of makes it a little more intimate between the listener and and it's like she's talking to you and not just. I really liked it great. Yeah that was definitely you know. That's what we wanted. We want to listener to obviously feel welcome into steel. Like it's a safe space and the space. We want him to hang out. Look for us to rises on dust. Comments or questions are welcome at Sci Fi talk at AOL dot com for bite. This is Tony Tyler..
"sci fi" Discussed on Sci-Fi Talk Byte
"The bite is a new series here on Scifi talk and the sci-fi Talk Archive podcast and so parenting in apocalypse. It's it's it's not the same way that we would do. It's either full interviews or a comment or question from past interviews time wise. It's about one to four minutes long on on an average probably when you when you live long enough all kinds of strange things happen. You're very right in saying that. The Greek heroes. Where the original superheroes in part because of the nature of genes vision but also because of its message of diversity and inclusion John Barren Tall Andrew Lincoln can spoke at New York comic con to me and my fellow reporters before season one of the walking dead? That press room was barely crowded. I mean there were reporters at every table but it wasn't as crowded as years later. Here's what they said. Yeah I mean I think it's it was one of the big draws for me the fact that we gets so it's not like a movie where you've got two hours to fill in all the dots and this is the action sequence. This is the WHO survived. It's about what happens afterwards. Afterwards so it is absolutely a character an exercise in character development. That was definitely one of the big kids for me. Susa just apply rick to have time to play someone who is so flawed so human so so honorable driven by on real intentions is but actually over time gets changed relatively. You know it's it's that's the Kinda dream really. That's when you see that broken down you go yeah Addicott not say it is but for all of you know if you guys all of the characters Franken and robot and all the team join them. So ooh brilliantly and they're so different and it's like nothing I've ever read before and that's that was one of the great excellence for me. It's very exciting man. It's very exciting. And and you know we get the Wu. It's an opportunity like like like like Andrew said you know it's it's it's on a two hour movie so each each week each couple of weeks we knew script and we get taken in a completely new direction. And we get a -tunities I think to be deem ourselves to totally screw up to to to to try desperately and I think In in a world where zombies can come at any point it kind of throws all the rules out out of the window Villain can become a hero a hero. Oh can become a villain If you screw up you know in in in that most important Bil- time of survival you know that's that that's when the magnifying glasses passes on you in terms of how you are in where you stand in the group so it's an unbelievable opportunities an actor because you get to change all the time. So it's it's exciting and and to keep going. Just more and more great surprises and letdown. Walking dead returns for season number over ten so that was ten years ago. Exactly comments or questions or welcome at Sci Fi talk at A._o._l.. Dot Com for bite. This is Tony Tamalada..
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"Tonight's episode. It's a giant. Mike Yeah Mike always members my record. Can I forget it. It wouldn't work so tonight's episode you know since we've been talking for years now. I love the Victorian episodes. You guys go back tonight and I think that's awesome. Yeah teases a little bit about that. Well it's literally starts where we left off so magnus appears at the cobblestones zones in Victorian Era London. And she's chasing after Adam worth trying to stop them from altering the timeline but the cool part about the episode is to Magnuson there's past magnificent current and then there's two atom works course. Current Magnusson is going to run into somebody from her. Passover we see Jack The ripper and James Watson This a couple of really neat twists twists and turns and at the end. You're not really sure how she's going to get back to her present day. Very cool now. I WanNa ask you both about this. The singing episode. That's coming yeah yeah now. Have you both had any vocal training at all prior to. That's all yeah we were. We mean both on Broadway for years so in other words no no no the warm up and that kind of thing when you were doing. Yeah we we. Actually we took. We learned the songs and then two weeks before we started shooting the episode. Would we went into a studio and laid the songs down And then a week. Before we started shooting we went into the studio again and sort of learn how to sing them to the soundtrack and so that we we had a guide. Track is very technical episode. Technically ahead Little tiny ear buds and and worked very closely with with Andrew Lockton. WHO's our composer in the Chevy came in really was there to see coach through the recording process? Because it's it's scary scary when you go into a recording studio sings she. If you're not singer I've interviewed Andrew. He's terrific yeah yeah. And you're both directing acting episodes and at comic con you. You covered all of that but as far as the plot. Can you kind of tease this a little bit about each episode poster. Well I direct the second episode sort of the season and it's basically where we left off again with the insurgents coming up from Hollingworth and It's huge for me. It was the biggest action ahead like huge stunt kites explosions all sorts of crazy stuff night. Shoot on location so it was yeah. It's a big episode for me and then Robin I directed episode. That deals a lot with wills back story. You get to meet his father and you get to see him in different incarnations it was a difficult episode for me because I mean it quite a lot in play will in different different times of his life is flash. A lot of flashback stuff so there was a lot of a lot of moving parts episode. But I think it's it's it's it's a good episode for for for the will back story and then also it's a very funny episode Because Magnus Comfort encounters these two crazy characters and has just going to while the venture with their. It's it's actually quite quite quite quite a lot of comedy. I want to throw this back because I've been following you guys and cover guy since the very beginning when you're on the web and I really we noticed and really saw it in the last few years and it really goes back to the beginning to that really at the core of this series is really the relationship part of it is zip relationship between will and Helen comment. I think that's really at the heart of it is is that relationship and what you see in season for or is a completely level playing him. And it's this time zone it's somewhat acrimonious and it's it's a very intense this year especially because magnus does a lot of things it's kind of outside of the box instead of trusting will with everything that she's up to she keeps chooses to keep him out of the loop which is frustrating for him obviously but she continues she pushes forward and he's just continues to call her on her. Yeah I think this season for. You're going to see the real. Yeah I mean. There's some cracks that happened in the relationship. I think that I think ultimately going to strengthen the relationship until took characters but it's kind of shocking at times in the audience is going to be shocked by. They see the gas between them shocking. Shock Adriaan knock. Yeah well season three is available on. DVD Her just a loan to see one scene with you and polly walker several scenes back and forth like a tennis match file. And just really I thought season three. You guys got back on your mojo victim. I mean it was everything you sanctuary to me always has to take risks otherwise. It's not sanction right so talk about the DVD what goodies store on the season three. DVD's We have a very funny blooper. Reel just to say I think I think I'm on a directing one night. There's we actually have a lot of extras. Here's on it. There's a great deal on it if it's a it's a big season I mean he's twenty social commentary yet season. I mean we're we're somewhat reference when we do commentaries commentaries. So it's quite fun. All twenty episodes that were that were aired on television are on the DVD. Yeah we didn't forget any of them. There's some artwork on the front that has us in it pictures of a really nice packaging whenever kids actually she. I did like the new photos. Were taken for four is kind of like a different slant on a bit different. Yeah bit more in the in the office. I the architects of those photos the takes funny. It's funny we often say that. Maybe we're working in the wrong genre consumer where we're constantly goofing around. Is there like an endgame that you guys are planning as far as how much longer you wanted to with the series. We really don't know we're kind of at the mercy. See of a lot of different elements. I'd say like ten or fifteen years. I definitely love to do another season for sure. I don't CNN CNN. Ending right now but You know it's incumbent on pickups from networks like SCI FI and space in Canada we're privately financed by the group and so it's up to them like we say incumbent incumbent are you that you do not salambere satanic incumbent now you're mocking mom not undecided open monitoring complement and can taking. I've just turned a microphone. Just let him go exactly exactly. You don't need any you. Don't open the fridge in the middle of night and I do five minutes You're always as far as the green screen. We've talked about it many times. Is it like second nature or do you still get challenged orange. Every time is still I think because of the like like you say sanctuaries always thinking outside the box and challenging I think inc in in certain in certain ways when we when new ideas come along that can have pushed the envelope of of the green screen. It's difficult I think. Certainly when The the city when we did this the city let last season China China. Wrap rubber heads around that and and the fact that it's kind of was more of a a three dimensional use of inch was was difficult. I mean yes. We spent a lot of time in the green screen and it is a comfort zone. I mean my my house at home. It's just just I painted it all green everything because I just but whatever whatever I want but but certainly I think it's. There are times where still on my left rates and you don't When it snows? We're just putting that out there. I mean I thought I was joking and now they know stupid person silly. We're the biggest challenge is there's a creature involved and we like in season three with the bacilus hollower like not knowing where it is and how big its tail. That kind of thing is still a challenge but I feel very comfortable on a green uh-huh and if we were shooting the show in Barcelona with Veep Bethany the green screen click is such a pleasure. Touch take care. I'm Lavar Burton and you're listening to science. Fine Tom thanks..