Slice of SciFi Radio
By Summer Brooks and Team Slice of SciFi
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Interviews, reviews, opinions and more from the worlds of genre television, movies, web series, and anywhere else you can enjoy a good story! Science fiction, fantasy, horror, paranormal; whatever your favorite flavor, we're talking about it!
||Deathscribe 2015: A Holiday Feast of Horror||In kicking off the winter holiday season, this week Summer talks with many of the creatives involved in Deathscribe 2015, a competition of short horror radio plays performed every December in Chicago, brought to you by the renowed WildClaw Theatre C[...]||11/28/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Rob McCallum and “Nintendo Quest”||This week, Summer and S. F. chat with director Rob McCallum about the documentary Nintendo Quest, how the idea for the story came about, the planning of the actual road trip, and human side of Jay's quest and why he was embarking on the journey. [...]||11/21/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Star Wars: The Psychology of Heroes and Villains||This week, Summer talks with Dr Travis Langley, psychology professor at Henderson State University and aficionado of the connections between pop culture and psychology. His earlier books include "Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight", an[...]||11/14/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitIndependent Horror Features: “Condemned” & “Infinite Santa 8000″||This week, Summer entertains a double shot of horror creatives! First a chat with writer/director Eli Morgan Gesner, whose feature Condemned will be available in theaters and video on demand platforms on November 13. Next, a talk with storyte[...]||11/7/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Matthew Leutwyler: Blurring Human and AI in “Uncanny”||Director Matthew Leutwyler drops by to chat about Uncanny, a film that mixes psychological noir with advanced AI technology, and ultimately questions the intentions and goals of everyone involved. Matt talks about how he came across the story, wh[...]||10/31/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Halloween, Hellevator, and Witch Hunters||It's a short but sweet show on the doorstep of Halloween, when people focus more on the scary and what they can do to avoid it... or make it more intense. We start out with an interview with The Horror Twins, Jen and Sylvia Soska, and their new p[...]||10/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Mark Netter: The Machine, The Ghost, and “Nightmare Code”||This week, Summer talks with filmmaker Mark Netter about Nightmare Code, a compelling film about the collision of technology, networks, artificial intelligence and how increasing reliance on technology affects not only people but maybe even our idea[...]||10/17/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Noel Clarke: Telling the Story of “The Anomaly”||This week, actor/producer/director Noel Clarke stops by to talk about The Anomaly, an interesting tech-thriller with a fragmented story structure being told from the perspective of a former soldier suffering from PTSD who's also experiencing large g[...]||10/10/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Simon Barry: The “Continuum” Story, All Told For Now||This week, Summer talks with Continuum creator and executive producer Simon Barry about how the final season allows him to bring some closure to the story for the fans and for himself. Simon talks about how he did get to tell the story he wanted [...]||10/3/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||TV Talk: “Doctor Who” Recaps and Look Aheads||Liz, Tim, Jill and Sean join Summer to talk wall-to-wall Doctor Who. There were 8 episodes selected as "The Doctor's Finest", and they aired weekly during August & September as an lead-in to Season 9 before it's premiere. But were those 8 t[...]||9/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Movie Talk: Indie Scifi Feature Films||This week, Summer and Sean chat with the writer-directors of two indie features that you might want to check out. Listening is an award-winning feature from debut writer-director Khalil Sullins, and Containment is award-winning director Neil Mcener[...]||9/19/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Rachel Nichols: The Conclusion of “Continuum”||This week, Rachel Nichols chats about the final season of Syfy Channel's Continuum, of Kiera's journey towards herself by being in the past, and needing to fix the timeline for everyone's future. We also talk about her love of doing action seque[...]||9/12/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Austin Basis: “Beauty and the Beast” Expands the Fairy Tale||This week, Summer chats with Austin Basis, from The CW's Beauty and the Beast, who plays JT Forbes, an integral member of Vincent and Catherine's team of confidants. Austin recaps JT's journey from being left for dead at the end of Season 2 throu[...]||8/29/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||TV Talk: Geek Girls Roundtable||Geek Girls talking Television... all we were missing was the booze. New contributors Jackie Zwirn and Liz Carlie join Summer to talk about TV shows and other things that excite our very own inner fangirl nerd. The analysis covers the shirts-of[...]||8/22/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||“Riftworld Chronicles”: Laura Perlmutter and Erin Karpluk||This week, it's all about melding comedy and fantasy. First up, Laura Perlmutter, producer for "Riftworld Chronicles" talks about how the short film "The Portal" grew into the webseries, what it took to get to the 8 episodes of Season 1 filmed and [...]||8/15/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||“Stitchers”: Spoilers, Secrets, Teases and More||Summer really enjoys Stitchers... could you tell? This week, Stitchers with show creator and executive producer Jeffrey Alan Schechter returns to talk spoilers for Season 1 and hints at what will come for Season 2. He fields questions about chara[...]||8/7/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Geek Talk: William Shatner Presents “Chaos on the Bridge”||In this special episode, Tim Callender, Jill Heller and Jackie Zwirn join Summer to talk about William Shatner's "Chaos on the Bridge: The Untold Story Behind Star Trek's Next Generation". This documentary only runs about 59 minutes, but manages [...]||8/5/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Jeffrey Alan Schechter: Creating and Crafting “Stitchers”||This week, Summer talks more Stitchers with show creator and executive producer Jeffrey Alan Schechter. We go into how the idea that grew into the show came about, and about having fun with some of the winks at geek culture being slyly dropped into [...]||7/31/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Emma Ishta: The Heart of “Stitchers”||This week, Summer talks with Stitchers lead Emma Ishta about the breakout new hit "scifi procedural" for ABC Family. The chemistry between the characters and the fast-moving witty geek banter are engaging and appealing, and the additional explora[...]||7/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Mark Edlitz: Exploring the Lives Behind the Superheroes||This week, filmmaker and writer (and sometime "Slice of SciFi" contributor) Mark Edlitz drops by to talk about his new book, "How to Be a Superhero", an extensive compendium of interviews covering the most popular superhero movies and television sho[...]||7/18/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Natalie Burn: Actress, Writer, Ballerina, Fighter||This week, Summer talks with Natalie Burn about her latest project, the horror/thriller Awaken. Natalie is a Ukrainian Prima Ballerina turned action movie hero and writer, and she talks about going from ballet to fighting, about the appeal of writin[...]||7/11/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Jaime Murray: Fear and Loving in “Defiance”||This week, Jaime Murray chats with Summer about the challenges and changes facing Defiance in Season 3 (no spoilers). Jaime plays Stahma Tarr, who at the start of Season 3 is searching with her husband Datak Tarr for the missing members of their fam[...]||6/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Aaron Ashmore: “Killjoys” Down and Dirty||This week, Aaron Ashmore (Warehouse 13, Smallville) chats with Summer about one of Syfy Channel's newest space adventure series, Killjoys. Aaron plays John Jaqobis, one of a team of galactic bounty hunters, pursuing fugitives (called Warrants) throu[...]||6/19/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Roger Cross: Exploring Syfy’s “Dark Matter”||Roger Cross has been on so many genre and procedural shows that each time he pops up onscreen, most people say, "Oh yeah, I've seen him before!" Scifi fans will recognize him recently from his roles in Continuum, The Strain, and Arrow, and his previ[...]||6/12/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||David Hewlett: Talking “Debug” and Filmmaking||This week, actor turned writer/director David Hewlett (Stargate: Atlantis) chats with Summer about his latest indie scifi-thriller Debug, which stars Jason Momoa, Jeananne Goossen, Adam Butcher, and Adrian Holmes. David talks about how increasing[...]||6/5/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
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Excellent, quality weekly podcast. The show covers everything a scifi fan needs to know. News, rumors, and occasional review. The show moves along quite well, with excellent production skills.
Absolutely a show I can NOT do without. It's aural crack for the scifi geek. I have found out more diverse items of interest from this crew, than from any other 'cast I've listened to- and I listen to a LOT. Yes, they are opinionated, and that's the fun of it. Much like discussing scifi stuff with my friends over a few beers- if I could get enough of them together to do just that! I have been turned on to books, movies, and way too much tv by these pushers- and I love it! If you are looking for a show with a bit of everything that has a website and forum that expands on that everything in a huge way, this is the podcast for you. Oh, and there are swag contests, too. I love this show! You will, too.
You get what you pay for.
For what it's worth, the show is a relaxed and often entertaining diversion for fans of sci fi tv/movies presented by fans of the genre. Heavily opinionated as most fan run shows are but the hosts are at their best when conducting interviews, allowing the guest enough time to speak while still moving things along. Some concerns about show prep because all the hosts don't seem to be caught up on the different programs being discussed; I think this stifles the freewheeling nature of the discussion. Production values at the level of good student-run college radio. Between 3 and 4 stars in my book. Worth a download for fans of popular sci fi.