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In the second and final part of the Joss Whedon celebration we look at his more recent work, look at people who have worked with him and done extremely well since and finally, we get excited about what we can expect from our big damn hero.

Here's the list of topics: Firefly, the Whedon-less years on TV, Dollhouse, the writer's strike, Doctor Horrible's Sing Along Blog, Cabin in the Woods, Avengers, Much Ado About Nothing, Geek and Sundry, Once Upon A Time, and other critical geeky sub-topics.
 We answer our very first listener question and it becomes the topic of our next episode: Comic books that have been adapted to the silver screen!

Our music is provided by Steve Everett, who can be found on www.SteveEverett.net. I play West Coast Time, and wonder why he's not massively famous.

Please leave comments and questions wherever you found this episode, or email us at thatgeekpodcast@gmail.com and we also have a voicemail at 509-203-4347 or Skype using the name: crewcastradio. I dare you to leave a message!

Thank you for listening!

Direct download: That_Geek_Podcast_2.mp3
Category:That Geek Podcast -- posted at: 9:43pm EDT
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In this Broadcast, which is solo thanks to some really unfortunate scheduling issues, Randolph Lalonde starts with the Broadcast 7 update. In short, he’s still writing the book. There are a lot of general questions that have gone unanswered for a while, months, sometimes years, and he tries to tackle them by going through an average day in his life, and he talks about how his routine keeps him on track with writing.

A peek behind the curtain in self publishing is provided as he outlines the release process for Spinward Fringe Broadcast 7: Framework. If you want to know the steps involved in getting a book like this to market, and how long it typically takes, this is the place to get the goods.

The 1,000 member mark was reached on the Spinward Fringe Facebook Page, so he celebrates that by talking about the community and answering fresh questions. Other things mentioned in this podcast include the Spinward Fringe Goodreads Forums, Cthulu, breakfast meat, and generous novel samples.

Our music is provided by Again For The Win this week. We play Nights Like These, and you can find them on www.againforthewin.com

Thank you for listening!

Direct download: Spinward_Fringe_Podcast_19.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:02am EDT
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We celebrate Joss Whedon's career, starting with a recap of his early work as a writer, then going into Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Angel and Firefly. It's time to delve into the whimsy and awesomeness of one of the greatest storytellers of our time, so dust off your crossbow and put on your brown coat!

Our music this week is provided by Bif Naked, we play I Love Myself Today, one of my personal favourites. Don't forget to look for her new single if you're a Bif fan.

P.S.

We're going to explore more of the Whedonverse next week, so don't worry, we'll get to the more recent shiny work in due time!

Direct download: That_Geek_Podcast_1b.mp3
Category:That Geek Podcast -- posted at: 7:48pm EDT
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In this broadcast I tie things up by discussing my love of entertaining people. When you consider the fact that I have stage fright, I'm surprised that there's anything to talk about at all before I started publishing novels online. The other two episodes lead here, and I believe it's the best of the autobiographical episodes. Everything important ties in, and I offer a real update on Broadcast 7, finally talking about why it's taking so long for this book to be written. The end of the episode is dedicated to you, and I take a moment to answer a couple important questions. There's also a lot of music from some great bands, who you'll be able to find using the links below.

Again For The Win: Guns. You can find them at www.againforthewin.com

Parallel Lions: For You. You can find them at www.parallellions.com

Universal Hall Pass: Special Agent. You can hear more of their music by visiting www.universalhallpass.com

The episode wraps up with The Megas: History Repeating parts 1 & 2. Find more of their music by visiting www.themegas.com

Thank you so much for listening!

Direct download: Spinward_Fringe_Podcast_18.mp3
Category:Crewcast Radio: Spinward Fringe Shows -- posted at: 12:41am EDT
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While this may be the final episode of Where's My Flying Car? it's important to note that we're coming back as That Geek Podcast next week.

In this broadcast we continue with our gaming discussion and wander into dangerous territory: the movie that they inspire. That's right, we discuss game movies and that brings on a bout of nerd rage at one point as we try to find one we really like. It's an episode worth listening to!

Our tune this week is provided by the METTAphors. You can find out where and when their playing as well as discover more of their music by visiting www.themettaphors.com.

Thank you for listening!

Direct download: Wheres_my_flying_car_Broadcast_6.mp3
Category:Where's My Flying Car? -- posted at: 12:16am EDT
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In this second part of the auto-biographical series, I discuss my biggest hero in life, and how wandering between jobs actually factored into the creation and appearance of Spinward Fringe. There's a little more humour in this episode thanks to misadventures with co-workers and there are more dreams at the end. There's also a lot more music! Here are the bands featured in this broadcast:


I play a tune from Monster Truck called Love Attack. You can find them on their website: www.ilovemonstertruck.com

Next in the hopper is In The Silence with Ever Closer. You can check them out here: www.inthesilence.net

Finally, playing us out is Cloudkicker with From the Balcony and The Focus back to back. Check them out on bandcamp: http://cloudkicker.bandcamp.com

Thank you for listening! I'm going to go shovel some chicken lo-mein and sweet & sour pork towards my face! I hope to catch most of it!

Direct download: Spinward_Fringe_Podcast_17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:53am EDT
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If you ever doubted that women play video games, then this episode should provide all the evidence you need to dismiss your skepticism. I am fortunate to sit down with Sylvie and Stephanie, who regale me with tales of their youth with games and what they're playing now. That screen shot you're looking at is from Quest For Tires, a game that one of our ladies of gaming loved as a child. I have to admit, I spent a lot of time on a stone unicycle myself when I was knee high to a Mario Brother.

We talk fairly extensively about God of War 3, Guild Wars 2, the Assassin's Creed Series as well as the movie, MMO's, how women are portrayed in games, Diablo II and the upcoming update to Baldur's gate. We touch on a plethora of other games including World of Warcraft, Tera, Call of Ducy, Age of Conan, Diablo II and III, Dragon Age and Star Wars The Old Republic. The topic of bad video game movies comes up as well, but not for too long, since we mostly manage to stay on target! er, topic. I meant 'topic'.

The three of us also touch on what we're watching now, namingly Legend of the Seeker, Doctor Who, Weeds and Hell's Kitchen. I also spend a minute worshiping Kevin Nealon.

There's even more in this whopper of an episode, but I'll let you discover it for yourself. We were going to have a 'rename our podcast contest' but found a name right after we finished recording. In one more episode our name will officially change to "That Geek Podcast"

If you'd like to get in contact with the official Spinward Fringe Star Wars: The Old Republic Guild, you can find them by looking for Freeground Nation (Republic) or Regent Galactic (Empire) on the Canderous Ordo server.

This week we played 'Polly' covered artfully by Walk Off The Earth. Make sure you check their site for tour dates, and to find more music. You can find their tunes wherever great sounds are sold!

Visit our official home: www.crewcastradio.com or www.thatgeekpodcast.com


Thank you for listening!

Direct download: That_Geek_Podcast_5.mp3
Category:Where's My Flying Car? -- posted at: 9:44pm EDT
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This week I'm doing my first solo episode. Instead of doing a standard radio-style show, I'm taking a running leap at a biographical style, so this episode is filled with stories of my early years and advice on writing that I know applies to every writer out there because I've never seen it proven wrong. This is all wrapped in a theme, and your challenge is to guess it before the 45 minute mark.

I hope you enjoy this experimental episode. I'm looking for feedback, so please leave your comments below or talk about this podcast wherever you normally discuss Spinward Fringe.

The music at the end of this episode is provided by WVM. I play the latest from the new album: The End Is Only The Beginning. The track is called For a Better Tomorrow (feat. Josh Freese). You can find his work anywhere great MP3's are sold including iTunes and Bandcamp.

Thank you so much for listening!

Direct download: Spinward_Fringe_Podcast_16.mp3
Category:Crewcast Radio: Spinward Fringe Shows -- posted at: 12:14pm EDT
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Sylvie and Stephanie join me (Randolph Lalonde) in studio for a fantastic "Recommended Viewing" show, where we deftly avoid spoilers and laugh it up over four phenomenal boob tube fascinations. Your next hour and nineteen minutes are about to be filled with information and laughs regarding Legend of the Seeker, Spaced, Community, and Torchwood.

Want to say something to one of the podcasters? We have a hotline and a nifty answering machine to record you if we're not around.* Call us using the Skype name: crewcastradio or on that old fashioned telephone (509) 203-4347.

Bif Naked plays us out this episode with Honeybee. You can find her through her webpage www.bifnaked.com and her music is available wherever great sounds are sold.

[*Please be aware that, by leaving a message you're giving us permission to use your voice in our podcast.]

Direct download: Wheres_my_flying_car_broadcast_4.mp3
Category:Where's My Flying Car? -- posted at: 12:00am EDT
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Ray and I take a look at Spinward Fringe Broadcast 2, in what turns out to be a fairly thorough and flavorful read-along edition of the podcast. It's not your typical read-along, rather, we have a great time looking at the book from every angle but in no particular order.

Until I re-read Broadcast 2 the night before as a noval in its own right, I had forgotten how much fun I had writing it, and how I think it wraps up the set of Broadcast 1 and Broadcast 2 nicely.

So, sit back, put your feet and listen in as Ray and I enjoy this book aloud, examining our favourite bits, what happens in the book, what the chracters experience and where we end up on the last page.

We're thinking of Bif Naked as she struggles with health issues, wishing her all the best and hoping she makes a full recovery. This week we play Red Flag from her most recent album: The Promise. You can find her through Bifnaked.com or wherever great music is sold.

Thank you for listening!

Direct download: Spinward_Fringe_Podcast_Broadcast_15.mp3
Category:Crewcast Radio: Spinward Fringe Shows -- posted at: 12:00am EDT
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