During the turn of the millennium, I enjoyed a brand new sci-fi series on the Fox TV Network created by James Cameron. It was his first foray into sci-fi TV after his successes in making blockbuster movies. The series was also co-produced by Charles H. Eglee and was the only TV show they produced together. The series is a dystopian cyberpunk science fiction show set in Seattle, WA, nearly twenty years in what was then the future. The plot centers around a young woman named Max who works as a bike messenger while trying to survive the chaotic world the US has become after a terrorist attack rendered American society into the status of a Third World country. The show premiered on Fox TV on October 3, 2000, and ended on May 3, 2002. The series consisted of 43 episodes which included a pilot episode. The show was shot entirely at Lionsgate Studios in Vancouver BC, Canada.
The Planet 8 podcast was started by three lifelong sci-fi fans who love to talk about anything sci-fi. The show's hosts, Bob, Karen, and Larry not only discuss sci-fi; horror and comics also get the same about of attention as well. The show consists of episodes in 50 minutes to over an hour in length and is uploaded to the web at least twice a month. A typical show involves a group discussion followed by a spotlight on a book or other item. While some shows will have guest interviews and others shows are recorded on location. There is also a portion of the podcast called "Sensor Sweep." That segment covers sci-fi merchandise such as toys, books, and other collectibles. The podcast debuted on May 8, 2018, and still continues with at least 30 episodes or more.
For the past two years, I have been listening to a podcast network that is as diverse as it is interesting. The Parcast Network started back in 2016 as a series of true crime podcasts that are professionally produced and presented. Starting with Unsolved Murders, the network now has some 22 individual podcast series that range from true crime, history, science, and the paranormal. Moreover, it continues to grow, the latest show is The Dark Side Of... It doesn't look like Parcast will stop growing anytime soon.
The Power is a 1968 science fiction drama based on a novel by the same name. The film stars George Hamilton as Professor Jim Tanner and Suanne Pleshette as Professor Margery Lansing. The Power was produced by George Pal, directed by Byron Haskin, and made at MGM studios. The movie is based on a 1956 novel written by Frank M. Roberson, and is a sci-fi/mystery drama that centers around two men with psi powers.
Have you ever wondered what life was like 55 years from today? What were the best selling science fiction novels or magazines of that year? What about popular movies and comic books of the period? What were the important historical events that were unfolding right at that moment? Well, if this is an interest to you, then log on to Galactic Journey to find out more.
The Gone Podcast is a weekly podcast produced by Parcast Network which is a part of Cutler Media. The podcast is uploaded to the feed every Monday with hosts Molly Brandenburg and Richard Rossner. Each show is about 50 minutes in length and is a single topic show. The subject matter for each podcast ranges from ancient civilizations, individuals who vanished without a trace and missing priceless artifacts.