The Sci-Fi Podcast – Episode 43: Comic Con SLC 2017 with Matt Jacobson of USA Today

Welcome to The SciFi Podcasta wretched hive of scum and villainy a bi-weekly podcast focused on in-depth discussion of all things science fiction. The SciFi Podcast features three hosts—Mattroid, Solo, and Station!—and frequent guests. Each episode we look at a science fiction theme or franchise and take the discussion where no show has gone before.

In Salt Lake City, Comic Con is alive and well. Your crew from The Sci-Fi Podcast witnessed thousands of eager geeks prove to each other that there’s no place like a comic convention to take in the sights, sounds, and smells of America’s beloved nerd culture. Along the way, through the three-day event, we were fortunate enough to cross paths with the lovely and hilarious Matt Jacobson, who writes for The Spectrum and USA Today. We took the chance to interview him and ask a few sci-fi standard questions, and he most definitely did not let us down.

Have you been to a comic convention before? Do you read USA Today? Do you love Andy Warhol? There’s so much to discuss, and we want to hear your thoughts about these movies, so check the comments section and leave your own.

Theme music courtesy of i hear sirens, featuring Matt on bass and Liz on keyboard. Hear more of i hear sirens ethereal, instrumental, post-rock at BandCamp. Podcast production and artwork by Mattroid.

THE SCI-FI PODCAST EP 35: The Gang Goes to SLC Comic-Con FanX 17

Welcome to The SciFi Podcasta wretched hive of scum and villainy a bi-weekly podcast focused on in-depth discussion of all things Science Fiction. The SciFi Podcast features four hosts—Mattroid, Brain, Solo, and Station!—and frequent guests. Each episode we look at a science fiction theme or franchise and take the discussion where no show has gone before.

In lieu of a standard TSFP episode, Mattroid, Solo, Brain, and Spacewolf attend Salt Lake City’s Comic-Con FanX 2017. Station, having recently given birth, was unable to join in the fun and was sorely missed. Various discussions, interviews, and insights into the bizarre world of pop-culture conventions are discussed by the hosts during this episode, and Solo shows off his goofy side more than once, which alone is worth the price of admission. Have you ever been to a Comic-Con or similar kind of event? Let us know all about it! 

The Sci-Fi Podcast will return to form soon with episode 35.

Theme music courtesy of I Hear Sirens, featuring Matt on bass and Liz on keyboard. Hear more of I Hear Sirens ethereal, instrumental, post-rock at BandCamp. Podcast production by Solo and Mattroid.
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THE SCI-FI PODCAST EP 25: Ghostbusters (1984) vs Ghostbusters (2016)

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Who you gonna call? The question should probably best be posed differently: When you call the ghostbusters, will you use a payphone or a smartphone? In this spooky episode, Brain, Station! and Mattroid discuss the differences between the original Ghostbusters movie and the recently released, female-fronted version. Which do you prefer and why? Let us know in the comments section.

Theme music courtesy of I Hear Sirens, featuring Matt on bass and Liz on keyboard. Hear more of I Hear Sirens ethereal, instrumental, post-rock at BandCamp. Podcast production and artwork by Mattroid. Additional tracks by Infectious Grooves. Check out Stewart Craig’s amazing artwork at www.stewartmortimer.deviantart.com.

SCI-FI SHORTS: Buzz Aldrin from Fan-X

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Station! and Mattroid are attending Salt Lake Comic Con’s Fan-X and because Matt has press access from his newspaper, he’s going to be collecting some fun little audio clips that we will run here as part of our “Sci-Fi Shorts” segment …
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SCI-FI SHORTS: Patric Reynolds from Salt Lake Comic Con

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Station! and Mattroid are attending the Salt Lake Comic Con and because Matt has press access from his newspaper, he’s going to be collecting some fun little audio clips that we will run here as part of a new segment called “Sci-Fi Shorts” …
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SCI-FI SHORTS: Scott Wilson from Salt Lake Comic Con

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Station! and Mattroid are attending the Salt Lake Comic Con and because Matt has press access from his newspaper, he’s going to be collecting some fun little audio clips that we will run here as part of a new segment called “Sci-Fi Shorts” …
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SCI-FI SHORTS: Marina Sirtis from Salt Lake Comic Con

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No new episode this week as Station! and Mattroid are attending the Salt Lake Comic Con, but because Matt has press access from his newspaper, he’s going to be collecting some fun little audio clips that we will run here as part of a new segment called “Sci-Fi Shorts” …
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THE SCI-FI PODCAST EP 2: “The Chosen One” in Science Fiction and Jupiter Ascending (2015)

TSFP Art Ep2 Chosen One (1)Welcome to The Sci-Fi Podcasta wretched hive of scum and villainy a bi-weekly podcast focused on in-depth discussion of all things Science Fiction. The Sci-Fi Podcast features three hosts—Mattroid, Solo, and Station!—and frequent guests. Each episode we look at a science fiction theme or franchise and take the discussion where no show has gone before.

On this episode of The Sci-Fi Podcast, we welcome guest Cody Clark for our discussion of the fantasy concept of “The Chosen One” as it relates to and is utilized in the science fiction genre. We’ll also give you our review of the recently released 2015 film Jupiter Ascending, another chosen one film from the creators of The Matrix.

Theme music courtesy of I Hear Sirens, featuring Matt on Bass and Liz on keyboard. Hear more of I Hear Sirens ethereal, instrumental, post-rock at BandCamp. Podcast production and artwork by Joshua Ligairi who can be found podcasting at Movie Stream Cast and Horror Movie Podcast. You can also follow him on Twitter @IcarusArts.

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THE SCI-FI PODCAST EP 1: It’s Science Fiction!

TSFP Ep 1Welcome to The Sci-Fi Podcast, a wretched hive of scum and villainy a bi-weekly podcast focused on in-depth discussion of all things Science Fiction. The Sci-Fi Podcast features three hosts—Mattroid, Solo, and Station!—as well as frequent guests. Each episode we’ll look at a science fiction theme or franchise and take it where no one has gone before.

On this, the inaugural episode of The Sci-Fi Podcast, we’ll be talking very broadly about what it means to each of us to be sci-fi fans. We’ll also give you our individual Top 10 Science Fiction Movies lists as well as our Top 3 Sci-Fi Guilty Pleasures lists.

Theme music courtesy of I Hear Sirens, featuring Matt on Bass and Liz on keyboard. Hear more of I Hear Sirens ethereal, instrumental, post-rock at BandCamp. Podcast production and artwork by Joshua Ligairi who can be found podcasting at Movie Stream Cast, and Horror Movie Podcast. You can also follow him on Twitter @IcarusArts.

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