This is the collective feed for the Podcasting Gear Show, The Dune Saga Podcast, the SciFi Diner Podcast, and the Haiti in Focus Podcast. These shows are hosted by Scott Hertzog, Miles. P. McLoughlin, David B. Moulton, Jim Arrowood, M. Sieiro Garcia, and Kristen Hertzog

The Orbital Sword - Thrawn by Timothy Zahn

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SciFi Diner Podcast 311 - Gifted and Inhumans Square Off; Our Interview with Luciana Carro (Battlestar Galactica, Supernatural, Helix)


SciFi Diner Podcast 310 - Our Interview with Marc Bendavid (Dark Matter)

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SciFi Diner Podcast 309 - Orville Versus Star Trek Discovery

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SciFi Diner Podcast 308 - Our Game of Thrones Season 7 Review

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SciFi Diner Podcast 307 - Listener Feedback Show: Top Villains and Best SciFi Ways to Die


SciFi Diner Podcast 306 - Our Interview with Kevin Sussman (Big Bang Theory, Burn After Reading, and Much More)


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The Orbital Sword - Brisingr by Christopher Paolini
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SciFi Diner Podcast 305 - Our Interview with Mike Dupod (Stargate Franchise, Dark Matter, Arrow, X-men, Mission Impossible, and Much More)


The Orbital Sword - Eldest by Christopher Paolini

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SciFi Diner Podcast 304 - Top Villains in SciFi with Kevin Bednarz from Nova Con


The Dune Saga Podcast #25: Navigators of Dune

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Ep 05: Stranger in a Strange Land

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SciFi Diner Podcast 303 - Wonder Woman Versus Guardians of the Galaxy 2

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SciFi Diner Podcast 302 - The Evolution of Fandom with Mike Schilling from Shore Leave 39SciFi Diner Podcast 302 - The Evolution of Fandom with Mike Schilling from Shore Leave 39


SciFi Diner Podcast 301 - Our Interview with Darth Maul (Sam Witwer)

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04 - The Orbital Sword - New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson

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The Orbital Sword - Eragon by Christopher Paolini

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The Orbital Sword - Ringworld by Larry NivenThe Orbital Sword - Ringworld by Larry NivenThe Orbital Sword - Ringworld by Larry Niven

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The Orbital Sword - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Welcome aboard the Orbital Sword. David, Scott, and Jim, your hosts, invite to the ship's library where we will discuss novels in the science fiction and fantasy realm.   The first novel we will be discussing is Douglas Adam's Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. You can get involved with the conversation by joining out Good Reads Group.
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SciFi Diner Podcast 300 - Our Wonder Woman Rant and The 300

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SciFi Diner Podcast 299 - Our Interview with Michael Jan Friedman (Star Trek Novelist)

SciFi Diner Podcast 298 - Our Interview with Enver Gjokaj (Dollhouse & Agent Carter)

SciFi Diner Podcast 297 - Taking Shore Leave with Dr. Star Trek (Larry Nemecek)

SciFi Diner Podcast 296- Remembering Richard Hatch (Our Interview with the Battlestar Galactica Star)

SciFi Diner Podcast 295 - John Noble (Fringe, Elementary, Transformers, Lord of the Rings, and Sleepy Hollow)

SciFi Diner Podcast 294 - Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Movie Review with Dayton Ward

SciFi Diner Podcast 293 - SciFi in Review 2016

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SciFi Diner Podcast 292 - Our Doctor Strange Review

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SciFi Diner Podcast 291 - Listener Feedback Show: Jim Arrowood's Space Pants, Reactions to Avatar 2 News, and More.

SciFi Diner Podcast 290 - Michael Forest (Apollo from Star Trek The Original Series)

SciFi Diner Podcast 289 - Michael Trucco (Battlestar Galactica, How I Met Your Mother, and Castle)

SciFi Diner Podcast 288 - Good Bye (and Good Riddance) to 2016's Summer Movies

SciFi Diner Podcast 287 - Our Interview with Kristine M. Smith (Author of DeForest Kelley: Upclose and Personal)

SciFi Diner Podcast 286 - Listener Feedback: Star Trek Versus Suicide Squad at the Box Office

SciFi Diner Podcast 285 - Anthony Lemke (Dark Matter, Lost Girl, and The Listener)

SciFi Diner Podcast 284 – Star Trek Beyond (with Fraize from Think Geek)

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SciFi Diner Podcast 283 - Suicide Squad

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SciFi Diner Podcast 282 – Independence Day: Resurgence  (2016)

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SciFi Diner Podcast 281 – Independence Day (1996)

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SciFi Diner Podcast 280 – Our Interview with Sean Maher (Simon Tam on Firefly and the Voice of Nightwing)

SciFi Diner Podcast 279 – 50 Years of Star Trek (An Interview with Michael Shilling from Shore Leave 38)

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SciFi Diner Podcast 278 – Our Interview with Steven H. Wilson (Prometheus Radio Theatre and Arbiter Chronicles)

SciFi Diner Podcast 277 – Our Interview with Voice Actors Richard Epcar & Ellyn Stern (Bleach and Ghost in the Shell)
(A Zenkaikon Report)

SciFi Diner Podcast 276 – Our Interview with Paul Sieber from Starship Farragut
(actor, writer and producer)

SciFi Diner Podcast 275 - Our Interview with David Gerrold (Writer on Star Trek The Original Series, Babylon 4, Sliders, and Many Other Novels)

SciFi Diner Podcast 274: Our Interview with John Morton (Luke's Gunner from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back) 

SciFi Diner Podcast 273: Our Interview with Jesse Rath (Defiance and 18 to Life)

SciFi Diner Podcast 272: Our Interview with Rekha Sharma (Battlestar Galactica, The Twilight Zone, The Lone Gunmen)

SciFi Diner Podcast 270: Deadpool, The X-files, Axanar, and More.

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SciFi Diner Podcast 269: Star Wars The Force Awakens Fan Theories

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SciFi Diner Podcast 268: Star Wars The Force Awakens

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The Dune Saga Podcast: Listener Feedback #18

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SciFi Diner Podcast 267: Star Wars The Return of the Jedi


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The Dune Saga Podcast #20: The Road to Dune

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SciFi Diner Podcast 266: Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back

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SciFi Diner Podcast 265: Star Wars A New Hope

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SciFi Diner Podcast 263: A Shore Leave 37 Interview - David Nykl (Arrow, Stargate Atlantis, and Fringe)

The Dune Saga Podcast: Listener Feedback #17

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The Dune Saga Podcast #19_ Sandworms of Dune

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SciFi Diner Podcast 263: A Shore Leave 37 Interview - Jamie Murray (H.G. Wells from Warehouse 13 and Stahma Tarr from Defiance)

SciFi Diner Listener Feedback Show 262 - Heroes Reborn, The Martian, and More

SciFi Diner Podcast 261: A Shore Leave 37 Interview - Tony Curran (Defiance, Dr. Who, Underworld, Gladiator,and More)

SciFi Diner Podcast 260: A Scifi Rewind - Back to the Future 3

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SciFi Diner Podcast 258 – Our Interview with Roger Cross (24, Continuum, and Dark Matter)

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SciFi Diner Podcast 256 - Shore Leave or Bust...

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SciFi Diner Podcast 255 - Our Interview with Author Raven Oak; Remembering James Horner

SciFi Diner Podcast 254 - Why Shoreleave is like Shoreleave... 

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SciFi Diner Conversations 253 - Listeners Talk Star Wars Rebels, Game of Thrones, and More.

SciFi Diner Rewind Ep. 252 - Back to the Future II

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SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 251 - Our Interview with Star Trek Captain Pike (Walter Doty, Writer, and Todd Shawn Tei, Director, Writer, and Actor)

SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 250 - Our Interview with Timothy Zahn (Star Wars) and Our Discussion on the Infantilism of Corporate Science Fiction

SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 249 - Avengers: Age of Ultron (Spoilers Galore)

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SciFi Diner Rewind Ep. 248 - Back to the Future I

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SciFi Diner Podcast 247 - Our Interview with Tim Russ (Tuvok from Star Trek: Voyager)

SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 246 - Our Interview with Garret Wang from Star Trek: Voyager

scifidiner245 SciFi Diner Conversations Ep. 245  - The Magnificent Seven, Star Wars Prequels and Spin-offs, and Obscure SciFi Shows You Need to Watch.

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The SciFi Diner Podcast

A 2012 Parsec Finalist

Much of the conversation in tonight's show revolves around the following news: Powers, the Interstellar Text Adventure Game, the Star Wars: The Force Awakens prequel comic, The Crow reboot, The Flash spin-off series The Magnificent Seven, Kate Mulgrew's New Book and more.


Our SciFi Five In Five  is from Colin Taylor Top Five Obscure Science Fiction Shows that You Should Probably Watch (or Watch Again)

  1. Quantum Leap (1989-1993) Scientist Sam Beckett finds himself trapped in time--"leaping" into the body of a different person in a different time period each week. [Scott Bakula, Dean Stockwell]
  2. SeaQuest DSV (1993-1996) In the early 21st century, mankind has colonized the oceans. The United Earth Oceans Organization enlists Captain Nathan Bridger and the submarine seaQuest DSV to keep the peace and explore the last frontier on Earth. [Roy Scheider, Jonathan Brandis, Don Franklin, Ted Raimi, Stacy Haiduk, Stephanie Beacham]
  3. The Lone Gunmen (2001) Spin-off of The X-Files featuring the trio of computer-hacking conspiracy geeks popularly known as The Lone Gunmen. Like a misguided Mission Impossible team, they embark on a series of comic adventures that simultaneously highlight their genius and ineptitude. [Bruce Harwood, Tom Braidwood, Dean Haglund, Zuleikha Robinson, Stephen Snedden]
  4. First Wave (1998-2001) Framed for murder and on the run, a former thief struggles to expose the vanguard of an alien invasion with the help of a conspiracy theorist and newly discovered prophecies of Nostradamus. [Sebastian Spence, Rob LaBelle, Roger R. Cross]
  5. Sliders (1995-2000) A boy genius and his comrades travel to different parallel universes, trying to find their way back home. [Jerry O'Connell, Kari Wuhrer, Sabrina Lloyd, John Rhys-Davies, Cleavant Derricks]

Sliders was a fantastic show, I loved watching that when it was on the sci-fi channel back in the day.


SciFi Diner Rewind Ep. 244 - Serenity: You're Damaging My Calm

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The SciFi Diner Podcast

A 2012 Parsec Finalist

Welcome to the SciFi Rewind: Serenity

Serenity is a 2005 American space western film written and directed byJoss Whedon. It is a continuation of Whedon's short-lived 2002 Fox science fiction television series Firefly and stars the same cast, taking place after the events of the final episode. Set in 2517, Serenity is the story of the captain and crew of Serenity, a "Firefly-class" spaceship. The captain and first mate are veterans of the Unification War, having fought on the losing side. Their lives of petty crime are interrupted by a psychic passenger who harbors a dangerous secret. The film was released in North America on September 30, 2005 byUniversal Pictures. It received generally positive reviews and was #2 during its opening weekend but it did not make back its budget until its home media release. Serenity won numerous awards, including the 2006 Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation.

Michael C. Dougherty

Michael C. Dougherty is a producer and director, known for Browncoats: Redemption(2010), Z*Con: Proof of Concept Film (2013) and Z*Con. He is married to Kelly Dougherty.

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scifidiner243SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 243 – Our Interview with Colin Ferguson (Sheriff Jack Carter from Eureka) and Jay Smith from H.G. World, The Goonies, and Hidden Harbor Mysteries at Farpoint Con

A Farpoint Con Interview

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The SciFi Diner Podcast


A 2012 Parsec Finalist

Question for Listeners:

In this episode, we talk about Padme moments.  We need you, our listeners, to send us yours.  Listen to the episode to find out more.

Colin Ferguson

IMG_9195Colin Ferguson (born July 22, 1972) is a Canadian film and television actor, director, and producer, best known as Sheriff Jack Carter on Syfy's Eureka and as Lewis on Then Came You, and his role as the latest Maytag Repairman. He can currently be seen on Haven and The Vampire Diaries.

Early life

He was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, and is a graduate of Appleby College and McGill University. Since he was born and raised around Montreal which predominantly speaks French, he is bilingual speaking both French and English. Although he was born in Canada and therefore a Canadian citizen, he is also a citizen of the United Kingdom, and recently became a naturalized citizen of the United States.


IMG_9188On September 5, 2011, he appeared on the podcast Disasterpiece Theatre to discuss what Eureka might have looked like if it had been directed by Michael Bay. In January 2014, Ferguson became the newest "Maytag Repairman". Ferguson is a Montreal Canadiens fan, and he contributes to as a celebrity blogger.

Jay Smith

Jay Smith is the creator and executive producer for the Parsec Award-winning audio drama series HG World. Since 2009, Jay and his company of players and producers have been telling the story of survivors in the middle of a global zombie uprising. Now in its third season, this "satellite" production has featured dozens of actors across four continents making it a production truly on a global scale. Since its debut, episodes of HG World and its spin-off series, the Parsec finalist The Diary of Jill Woodbine and The Googies have been downloaded close to a million times.

11004206_869287733112509_1523049191_nHidden Harbor Mysteries is a pulp era adventure with a stellar cast of voices produced by award-winning producer Bryan Lincoln. Check it out at

Jay’s books include the gamer-geek satire Rise of the Monkey Lord, Blue Collar Gods, Seven ‘til Sunrise, The Diary of Jill Woodbine, HG World: The Audio Scripts, and Hidden Harbor Mysteries: Anatomy of A Modern Audio Drama Series.

Jay holds a BA in Creative Writing and is working on his Master of Fine Arts from Seton Hill University’s innovative Writing Popular Fiction program. He attends and speaks at various science fiction and literary conventions about podcasting, writing, audio drama, and zombies.

scifidiner242SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 242 - Our Interview with Eddie McClintock from Warehouse 13

A New York Comicon Interview

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Tonight’s Diners: Scott, Miles, and M.



The SciFi Diner Podcast


A 2012 Parsec Finalist

Question for Listeners:

In this episode, we talk about Padme moments.  We need you, our listeners, to send us yours.  Listen to the episode to find out more.

Eddie McClintock

McClintock was born in North Canton, Ohio, the son of Theodore “Ted” McClintock. He married Lynn Sanchez in 2005, and they have two sons, Jack and Max. McClintock graduated with a degree in communications from Wright State University in Dayton and also studied design in college. In 2007, he designed the album artwork for "V is for Vagina" and currently sells some of his artwork on his personal website. A wrestler and later a production assistant, he subsequently took up acting and was nearly 30 before he appeared in major roles.


To date, McClintock has appeared in ten pilots, starred in five network series, worked on several TV movies, and made well over 45 guest appearanceson more than 25 different shows. He was a cast member on the television sitcom Stark Raving Mad from 1999 to 2000 with Tony Shalhoub and Neil Patrick Harris, which won the People’s Choice Award  but later was cancelled. In 2006, he appeared on Desperate Housewives as Frank, the father of Gabrielle and Carlos' adoptive baby. He appeared as Special Agent Tim Sullivan in four episodes of Bones in 2007. He has also guest-starred on Sex and the City, My Boys, Felicity, Friends, Ned and Stacey, Less than Perfect, Better off Ted, The King of Queens and other less-successful television shows like B.S. (Boarding School), A.U.S.A., Crumbs with Fred Savage, and Say Uncle with Teri Hatcher and Ken Olin. He is best known for his role in Syfy's Warehouse 13. BuddyTV ranked him number eight-two on its list of "TV's Sexiest Men of 2011".

scifidiner241SciFi Diner Conversations Ep. 241  - The Capaldi Conundrum

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The SciFi Diner Podcast

A 2012 Parsec Finalist

Much of the conversation in tonight's show revolves around the what we thought of Peter Capaldi in the role of Doctor Who this past season. We also discuss Arrow and The Flash as being two of our favorite shows.  We pose a question for you listeners: If you could date any SciFi Alien, who or what would it be?  We'll discuss this on some future show. 8^)  

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SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 240 - The History and Appeal of Science Fiction Conventions

An Interview with Sharon VanBlarcom, Steve Wilson, and Renee Wilson

The Farpoint Con


The SciFi Diner Podcast

A 2012 Parsec Finalist

Please call the listener line at 1.888.508.4343, Email us at or visit us on Twitter @scifidiner. Facebook Fan Page. And check out our YouTube channel. Tonight’s Diners:  Scott, Miles, and M. Welcome to the Diner. If you have listened to the show for sometime, we would love to have you leave feedback on iTunes. We know not all of you use iTunes, but for those that do, it helps us become more visible. If you don’t use iTunes, your feedback is still valuable. Visit our webpage at and leave a comment on the show notes or email us at We want to know what you are thinking about what we are saying and what shows you are watching.


Tonight we chat with Sharon VanBlarcom, Steve Wilson, and Renee Wilson about this year's Farpoint Con as well as delve into the history on Con going.  We discuss what initial conventions were like and delve into things like Bronie Con and Hello Kitty Con.  Stay tune at the end for a song about Bonies sung by John DeLancie. From Farpoint's site: FARPOINT is an annual gathering for fans of all genres of imaginative fiction - Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, SuperHeroes - in all the media formats in which they might appear - Cinematic Movies, Television, Direct to DVD , Books on Tape, Podcasts, Web Video - you name it, we want to celebrate it! The con was established in 1993, by a committee led by Bev Volker and Steve Wilson. Our focus is on Fandom, and all the wonderful, creative people who comprise it. Our mission is to encourage, to educate, to enable. So, while we certainly bring in some exciting professionals from the industries which bring imagination into the mainstream, our real goal is to give you the opportunity to meet others like yourself, to forge friendships, and to develop your own creative gifts. Please visit their site for more information.


Scifi Diner Conversations 10 – Listeners discuss the Best TV Finales, Fringe, The Event, and ...

SciFi Diner and Tuning Into SciFi TV Podcast Viewing Challenge

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240SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 239 - Our Holiday Gets More Special With Fraize from

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The SciFi Diner Podcast


A 2012 Parsec Finalist

Merry Christmas

The SciFi Diner Podcast wishes you and yours a Happy holiday. On this podcast, Fraize joins us from and we talk about what is on our Christmas lists year.   Who on the SciFi Diner has made the good list or the naughty list this year?  You can e-mail us at to let us know.

SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 85 - Our Interview with Larry Blamire from The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra and Steam Wars

Scifi Diner Conversations 9 – Listeners discuss Harry Potter 7, Stargate Universe, Fringe's Move, Big Bang Theory, and More.

238 SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 238 - Our Interview with Teryl Rothery (Dr. Janet Fraiser on Stargate SG-1 and Grace Sherman on Cedar Cove)

A Shore Leave 36 Interview

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The SciFi Diner Podcast


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Teryl Rothery

Teryl Rothery (born November 9, 1962) is a Canadian actress. She is best known for her role as Dr. Janet Fraiser on Stargate SG-1. Rothery first became interested in a performing career when she danced in the musical, Bye Bye Birdie, at the age of thirteen. Rothery knew that she belonged in front of the camera when she played in the CBC halloween special, Boo, at the age of eighteen. In her teens, being a talented dancer, singer and musician, she was a performer on a North Vancouver-shot TV variety show starring Tom Jones. She is best known for her starring role of Dr. Janet Fraiser on Stargate SG-1, which she played from the show's beginning in 1997 through 2004 (and again as a guest appearance in 2006). Rothery has appeared in many other sci-fi series, including The X-Files; The Outer Limits; First Wave; Stargate SG-1; Jeremiah; M.A.N.T.I.S.; Kyle XY; Eureka and many others. She played a small role in the Babylon 5 direct-to-DVD movie, Voices in the Dark, as ISN Reporter, Ms. Chambers. She played Lenore Molee in the 1994 TV movie, For the Love of Nancy; and has also done voice acting work. In 2010, she was on the Battlestar Galactica prequel, Caprica, as Evelyn (the mother of Battlestar Galactica's Admiral William Adama). Her most recent work has been her role in A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner!, where she plays Mrs. Turner (Timmy Turner's mom). The movie premiered July 9, 2011, at 8 pm (ET/PT), on Nickelodeon. This was followed by A Fairly Odd Christmas on November 29, 2012. Most recently, Rothery has been acting in theater in her native Vancouver — appearing in Kiss Me, Kate and The Taming of the Shrew in March 2006. In March 2007 she appeared in A Delicate Balance, a play by Edward Albee, for which she was nominated for a Jessie Richardson Theatre Award. Rothery starred in the Canadian premiere of Good Boys and True, written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, and directed by Jeff Hyslop. The play ran at the Firehall Arts Centre in Vancouver in 2009. Rothery has been nominated for four Leo Awards. In 2004 she was nominated in two categories: Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series for the Stargate SG-1 episode "Lifeboat", and Best Guest Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series on The Collector.[4] In 2008 she was nominated in the category: Best Performance by a Female in a Short Drama for her work in the short film Coffee Diva.[5] In 2009 she was nominated in the category: Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series for the episode "Sound of Loneliness" from The Guard.

237SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 237 - Our Interview with Robert Picardo (The Holographic Doctor on Star Trek Voyager and Richard P. Woolsey from Stargate SG1 and Stargate Atlantis) A Shore Leave 36 Interview

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Robert Picardo

Robert Picardo (born October 27, 1953) is an American actor. He is best known for his portrayals of Dr. Dick Richards on ABC's China Beach, the Emergency Medical Hologram (EMH), also known as The Doctor, on UPN's Star Trek: Voyager, The Cowboy in Innerspace, Coach Cutlip on The Wonder Years (where he received an Emmy nomination), Ben Wheeler in Wagons East, and as Richard Woolsey in the Canadian-American military science fiction television series Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis and Stargate Universe. Robert Picardo (nickname: Bob) was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Joe Picardo. Robert is of Italian heritage, with his father's family originating from Montecorvino Rovella, Salerno and his mother's parents originally from Bomba in Abruzzo. Picardo claims that one of the highlights of his life was visiting both ancestral towns with his daughters and his brother Joe in the summer of 2011. He graduated from William Penn Charter School in 1971 and originally entered Yale University as a pre-medical student, but opted to act instead. He ended up graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Drama from Yale University. Picardo is an accomplished singer. While he was at Yale University, he was a member of The Society of Orpheus and Bacchus, the second longest running undergraduate a cappella group in the United States. After his degree, he enrolled at the Circle in the Square Professional Theater Workshop. He waited tables for a few of years until his theatrical work started to take off around 1976. His first break was appearing in the David Mamet play “Sexual Perversity in Chicago,” and with Diane Keaton in “The Primary English Class.” In 1977, he made his Broadway debut. He appeared in Gemini (1977) and Tribute (1978). During the 1988-1991 television seasons, Picardo was simultaneously seen on the ABC Vietnam series China Beach in the role of Dr. Dick Richard, as well as the ABC series The Wonder Years in the role of Coach Cutlip, and is among a small group of television actors to achieve notice on two television series at the same time. Picardo made his feature film debut as Eddie Quist, the serial killer werewolf in the Joe Dante film The Howling (1981). He also had a recurring role in the sitcom Alice. He played a number of roles in Dante's family science fiction film Explorers (1985), and later appeared in Dante's The 'Burbs, Looney Tunes: Back in Action, Matinee, Gremlins 2: The New Batch, Small Soldiers and Innerspace as the Cowboy. Picardo often plays roles under layers of prosthetic latex, having also played the swamp dwelling Meg Mucklebones in Ridley Scott's film Legend. He also had a small role as a funeral director in John Landis's Amazon Women on the Moon. He voices Pfish in two Pfish & Chip shorts as seen on Cartoon Network's What-A-Cartoon! Show. Picardo also portrays the voice of the robotic Johnny Cab in Total Recall. He appeared in one episode of ER in 1995 as Abraham Zimble (Season 2 - Episode 6 "Days Like This"). In the early 1990s, Picardo had a brief role as Joe "The Meat Man" Morton, a butcher and neighbor to Tim Allen's character on the popular sitcom Home Improvement. From 1995 to 2001, he played the role of the Emergency Medical Hologram (EMH) and Emergency Command Hologram (ECH) in the television series Star Trek: Voyager. Before being accepted for this role, Picardo initially auditioned for the role of Neelix.[5] He later also directed two episodes. He also played additional versions of the role of the EMH in the 1996 motion picture Star Trek: First Contact and the 1997 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Doctor Bashir, I Presume?". In 2001, he guest starred in 7 Days episode "Revelation", purporting to be a time traveler from seven years in the future. In 2004, he began playing the recurring role of International Oversight Advisory (IOA) member Richard Woolsey in both Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis, where he became a regular in the fifth season. His first appearance in those series was in the Stargate SG-1 episode "Heroes (Part 2)". In 2007, he played Principal White in Ben 10: Race Against Time. In 2007, he starred in the independent feature film by director Russ Emanuel, "P.J.", alongside John Heard and Vincent Pastore.[6] He also more recently starred in Russ Emanuel's "Chasing the Green" (2008), alongside William Devane, Jeremy London and Ryan Hurst. In 2007 and 2008, Star Trek: The Music was a multi-city tour with John de Lancie. Picardo and de Lancie narrated around the orchestral performance, explaining the history of the music in Star Trek. Picardo has also appeared on Kojak in a 1977 episode, E-Ring as a media rep in The Pentagon, as an enraged father in Cold Case, and as a police officer in CSI: NY. He also appeared as a recurring guest star in two episodes of Season 7 of Smallville. Away from acting, Picardo is a member of the Board of Directors' Advisory Council of The Planetary Society, where he has served since the late 1990s. In 2002, Picardo authored the book The Hologram's Handbook, published by Pocket Books. Other career highlights include performing in Leonard Bernstein's Mass in D during its European debut tour, performing with the Yale University Society of Orpheus & Bacchus a cappella singing group as an undergraduate, and appearing in dozens of other television and film roles, including the film Our Last Days as Children. On February 5, 2008, it was announced that Picardo would be joining the regular cast of Stargate Atlantis full-time for the series' fifth and final season. He will be taking over the role of mission commander of the Atlantis Expedition. Recently, Picardo performed the voice of Loki in the Xbox 360 video game Too Human. In 2009, he also appeared in Pushing Daisies, Chuck and Castle. Also in 2009, he played the lead role in the independent psychological thriller film Sensored. In 2010, Picardo had a cameo in the final episode of Persons Unknown, as a member of "the program"'s governing board. Picardo also voices Robert McNamara in Call of Duty: Black Ops in campaign and in the 'Zombie mode' after completing campaign on the one map, "FIVE". In 2012, Picardo appeared in a season 4 episode of The Mentalist as Jason Cooper, a lieutenant of cult leader Bret Styles. Picardo also appeared on a season 6 episode of Supernatural entitled "Clap Your Hands if You Believe" as a leprechaun. In May 2014, Cartoon Hangover announced Robert Picardo as a guest voice actor in the second season of Bravest Warriors, in the episode "The Parasox Pub".

Greetings and welcome to the latest episode of The Dune Saga Podcast Listener Feedback Show.  On this episode we read quite a long list of notes sent in by our listeners, and hear a recording from a loyal listener.  We love hearing from you and whether you agree with us or not, will faithfully read your feedback on our show.  Join us as we wade through comments on Frank Herbert's Dune Messiah, as well as from other episodes.  Thank you to all of you that listen, and to those that make this show possible with your insights!

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Here's an idea, let's talk dune with Jesse Destasio Toy Designer, Licensing Agent, and Co-Host of one of YouTube's best toy shows, Toy Pizza. Jesse was kind enough to take some time to talk with David about the toys of Dune. Having his hand on the pulse of the toy design world and a fan of the Dune line himself, Jesse was exactly the right person to fill us in on these collectables. He even shares about a prize of his collection, a one of a kind Dune figure. If you'd like to keep up with Jesse we encourage you to check out the fabulous Toy Pizza on YouTube or follow one of the links below to for a look at his collection and works.

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In this episode of The Dune Saga Podcast, your hosts, David, Scott, and Jim take a closer look at Dune Messiah by Frank Herbert.  We cover the plot from the beginning of the conspiracy to the final act of Paul Muad'Dib walking alone into the desert.  We also give our ratings of this book and the reasons for our likes and dislikes.  Join us for another fun and interesting episode of The Dune Saga Podcast.

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Welcome to another edition of Dune In Ten. This time around David brings you the story of Dune Messiah in roughly ten minuets. Great for a refresh if it's been awhile since you've read the book or if you didn't have time to read it and want to listen to the main show. Enjoy!

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SciFi Diner Rewind Ep. 236 - Firefly: The Final Three

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Welcome to the SciFi Rewind: Firefly

Firefly is an American space western drama television series created by writer and director Joss Whedon, under his Mutant Enemy Productions label. Whedon served as an executive producer, along with Tim Minear. The series is set in the year 2517, after the arrival of humans in a new star system, and follows the adventures of the renegade crew of Serenity, a "Firefly-class" spaceship. The ensemble cast portrays the nine characters who live on Serenity. Whedon pitched the show as "nine people looking into the blackness of space and seeing nine different things". The show explores the lives of a group of people who fought on the losing side of a civil war and others who now make a living on the outskirts of society, as part of the pioneer culture that exists on the fringes of their star system. In this future, the only two surviving superpowers, the United States and China, fused to form the central federal government, called the Alliance, resulting in the fusion of the two cultures. According to Whedon's vision, "nothing will change in the future: technology will advance, but we will still have the same political, moral, and ethical problems as today"

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