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Whom Pods Destroy is a fortnightly discussion podcast on the subject of the Star Trek franchise of TV shows and films. Our focus is on but not restricted to the original series featuring Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock, Dr. McCoy, Uhura, Sulu, Chekov and Scotty. The podcasts are likely to be around three quarters of an hour in length and the format will be loose conversations about specific episodes and general themes such as politics, philosophy, science technology, religion and anything else that ...
 
Trek to Trek - A New Podcast discussing/reviewing two eras of Star Trek Back to Back! Kirk vs Sisko. The Original Series and Deep Space Nine. Longtime Trek fans Bob Mitsch and Eric Gjerdingen review the merits and failings of both one episode at a time. TOS fan Bob watches Deep Space Nine for the first time in a decade or more and DS9 fan Eric watches the Original Series for the first time *ever*. The results should be.. fascinating.
 
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DYNAMO is a six-episode, sci-fi web series that defies categorization. It is part space opera, cyberpunk dream, and dystopian ode. It is also undeniably compelling and visually arresting. EPISODE LINKS DYNAMO - The 7th Matrix Spotlight: https://www.the7thmatrix.com/blog/2014/6/1/dynamo Support the EYE ON SCI-FI Podcast & The 7th Matrix: https://the…
 
AMERICAN QUARTET is a remarkable, award-winning sci-fi short film set to the music of composer Antonín Dvorák about an immigrant who uses an advanced smartphone app to confront the hate and biogtry directed towards her from her neighbors in a small town. EPISODE LINKS AMERICAN QUARTET - The 7th Matrix Spotlight: https://www.the7thmatrix.com/blog/20…
 
The Last Minute Till Midnight is a stylish sci-fi homage to classic black-and-white noir films of the 1940s. EPISODE LINKS The Last Minute Till Midnight - The 7th Matrix Spotlight: https://www.the7thmatrix.com/blog/2020/12/7/the-last-minute-til-midnight-sci-fi-short-film Support the EYE ON SCI-FI Podcast & The 7th Matrix: https://the7thmatrix.com/s…
 
LOOKOUTS is a remarkable fantasy short film based on the Penny Arcade online comic of the same name, and shot as a homage to the creature effects work of the legendary Jim Henson. EPISODE LINKS LOOKOUTS - The 7th Matrix Spotlight: https://www.the7thmatrix.com/blog/2017/3/31/lookouts LOOKOUTS - The Penny Arcade Online Comic: https://www.penny-arcade…
 
In this special episode, host Rod Faulkner shares six seminal Black sci-fi characters whose introductions represent a quantum breakthrough in onscreen representation of Black people in sci-fi, just as Nichelle Nichols was in her iconic role as Lt. Uhura in Star Trek: The Original Series. EPISODE LINKS: Help The Family of Nichelle Nichols: https://g…
 
Kirk as captain. Among Starfleet captains, Kirk certainly had his own style. Were the long-term effects considered during the decision-making process, or were they off-the-cuff style decisions? How was the crew affected by the choices of one person in relation to the Prime Directive and other measures set in place by Starfleet? Would we make the sa…
 
The Speed Of Time, starring actor and WWE wrestling star John Hennigan, is an irreverent satire of iconic action films from the 80s and 90s. EPISODE LINKS The Speed Of Time - The 7th Matrix Spotlight: https://www.the7thmatrix.com/blog/2020/11/10/the-speed-of-time Support the EYE ON SCI-FI Podcast & The 7th Matrix: https://the7thmatrix.com/support o…
 
CHRYSALIS is a 14-part audio drama from the popular sci-fi brand DUST. It is a gripping saga of genocide and vengeance set against the vastness of deep space. EPISODE LINKS: CHRYSALIS - The 7th Matrix Spotlight: https://www.the7thmatrix.com/blog/2020/9/19/chrysalis-dust-podcast Support the EYE ON SCI-FI Podcast & The 7th Matrix: https://the7thmatri…
 
Episode 142 Vanishing Point / The Magnificent Ferengi. We start with another adventure/comedy episode with the Ferengi on Deep Space Nine and on Enterprise we have a Hoshi Episode involving Transporter phobia which is.. ok. Vanishing Point Ratings: Bob 6, Eric 6.5. The Magnificent Ferengi Ratings: Bob 6, Eric 7. Question: What is something you have…
 
Episode 141 Star Trek Discovery Season 2. Eric and I go through all 14 episodes of Season 2 of Star Trek Discovery, discuss our views on the Red Angel Arc, our love of Pike, our disagreements on Michael Burnham, as well as our highs and lows of the season from design, to music, to story and characters. Discovery Season 2 overall Score: Bob 3, Eric …
 
Wandering Soul is a chilling and disturbing ghost story short film set in Vietnam during the Vietnam War and told from a rarely shown perspective: that of the Viet Cong. EPISODE LINKS WANDERING SOUL - The 7th Matrix Spotlight: https://www.the7thmatrix.com/blog/2019/10/26/vietnam-war-horror-short-wandering-soul EYE ON SCI-FI Podcast Episode #78: WAN…
 
DIVINE: The Series is a gripping supernatural drama about a man cursed with immortality whose penance is to protect humanity from demons and other sinister infernal beings. The project was co-created and co-produced by Misha Collins (Castiel, Supernatural), who also appears. EPISODE LINKS DIVINE: The Series - The 7th Matrix Spotlight: https://www.t…
 
Our latest podcast focusses on the classic, franchise saving Star Trek film – Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan. This low budget classic remains a fan favourite and contains some of the most memorable scenes in all of Star Trek. Terry, Derek and Graham examine its themes and place in Star Trek lore. We also talk about its impact and legacy, not just …
 
KINETIC is the latest project from independent filmmaker Kylie Eaton. The short centers on Jess, a teen girl attempting to live a normal life despite the legacy of power bequeathed to her by her absentee mother. Fostered by her Aunt Drea, Jess becomes conflicted when her aunt demands she use her powers for illegal schemes. EPISODE LINKS KINETIC - T…
 
The LAST episode of the Animated series! It's also the LAST episode of classic Trek TV that Josh will be watching for the first time, and the second entire show that we've watched together for this podcast. And it ends on a great note! The Enterprise travels into a backwards universe where stars cast shadow instead of light, everyone is growing you…
 
Author and film historian Joe Jordan joins host Rod Faulkner to discuss his latest book: Robert Wise: The Motion Pictures. Joe shares fascinating insights regarding the influential director’s career, including how his skill and leadership guided Star Trek: The Motion Picture through a very troubled production to the big screen. EPISODE LINKS Joe’s …
 
100 EPISODES!!! As TG1T crosses the century mark, we're on the brink of finishing the Animated Series. To commemorate, we try out Red Shirt cologne and discuss its Carpe Diem philosophy, the Enterprise crew encounters the Mayan snake-god of Kukulkan, and we ponder how successful this series has been at balancing its children audience and the larger…
 
Episode 139 Singularity / Statistical Probabilities. We dive into a Bashir story involving quirky side characters and some of the ramifications of Bashir's genetic enhancements on DS9. On Enterprise, we get essentially a bunch of B plots with the crew's obsessive behavior cranked tot he max due to a spacial anomaly. Singularity Ratings: Bob 6, Eric…
 
Episode 138 The Communicator / Resurrection / What We Left Behind: The 2019 DS9 Documentary. We suffer through the weakest of the Mirror Universe episodes and the return of a Kira love interest on DS9 and on Enterprise we cover a basic problem that should have plagued this crew but in a very by the numbers fashion. The Communicator Ratings: Bob 5.5…
 
Episode 137 The Seventh / You Are Cordially Invited. We go through the famous wedding episode of DS9 which does exactly what it needs to and the T'Pol based story on Enterprise. The Seventh Ratings: Bob 5.5, Eric 6.5. You Are Cordially Invited Ratings: Bob 6, Eric 7. Question: Do listeners think Jadzia Dax did the right thing by apologizing at the …
 
Episode 136 Marauders / Favor the Bold / Sacrifice of Angels. We welcome guest Travis Richey again to discuss some of the pivotal Season 6 DS9 episodes. Travis, Eric and myself wax lyrical on Favor the Bold and Sacrifice of Angels and we.... are left rather meh by this weeks Enterprise. Marauders Ratings: Travis 5, Bob 5, Eric 5. Favor the Bold & S…
 
Episode 135 A Night in Sickbay / Behind the Lines. We are left cold by this week's Enterprise just as things are heating up on Deep Space Nine. A Night in Sickbay Ratings: Bob 2.5, Eric 3. Behind the Lines Ratings: Bob 7, Eric 6. Question: Do listeners absolve or disagree with Odo's actions in Behind the Lines? or... Do Listerners think Archer did …
 
ASYMPTOMATIC (ASINTOMÁTICO) is a compelling Chilean sci-fi short film about a catastrophe the world faces after the COVID-19 pandemic. EPISODE LINKS ASYMPTOMATIC (ASINTOMÁTICO) - The 7th Matrix Spotlight: https://www.the7thmatrix.com/blog/2020/9/25/sci-fi-short-film-asymptomatic-asintomatico Support the EYE ON SCI-FI Podcast & The 7th Matrix: https…
 
North Carolina-based filmmaker Kieran Moreira discusses the making of his award-winning science fiction short film GILL and his filmmaking influences. He also shares critical advice on how fledgling indie filmmakers can succeed in making their films. EPISODE LINKS Eye on Sci-Fi Podcast Episode #113 Featuring Kieran’s Sci-Fi Short GIL: https://www.t…
 
GILL is an award-winning sci-fi short film about a brilliant scientist testing an experimental teleportation suit. When the suit malfunctions, Gill must use all her skills in order to survive. EPISODE LINKS GILL - The 7th Matrix Spotlight: https://www.the7thmatrix.com/blog/2020/4/2/sci-fi-short-film-gill Support the EYE ON SCI-FI Podcast & The 7th …
 
In which a dude can split his body into multiple parts! This week, we look ahead to the fast-approaching end of this animated show and what lies beyond...the movies...we decide the Arex is massively underappreciated, and...that, though our titular character doesn't make any sense, this episode was still pretty fun. At least it had a dungeon!…
 
TRIAL is a high-octane sci-fi short film about a global war in the near future. Aaron, a soldier in this war, is losing his will to live after suffering serious wounds as a result of the conflict. An advanced, experimental medical procedure gives him renewed vitality - but at a very, very high price. TRIAL is a sci-fi short film by The Brothers Lyn…
 
ESTATE is the short film adaptation of a story by acclaimed author China Miéville. It is a stunning and grim environmental fable about the uprising of the animal kingdom in response to humanity’s abuses and cruelty. EPISODE LINKS: ESTATE - The 7th Matirx Spotlight: https://www.the7thmatrix.com/blog/2020/8/20/estate-the-short-film-china-mieville Sup…
 
Earthquakes! Convertibles! Lava! Loc'd up dudes! This is the episode that has it all! Josh feels like Miles O'Brien is being wasted on the Enterprise and airs out his feelings on Riker, we absolutely fall in love with this episode's self-confessed 'coward,' and Kirk *gets* hit on for once. This episode grew on us the more we talked about it!…
 
Author Todd Sullivan joins host Rod Faulkner to discuss his authorship journey, his writing process, and his multi-volume fantasy series “The Windshine Chronicles.” He also offers advice to other BIPOC authors on key strategies to employ in order to get published in the speculative fiction genre. EPISODE LINKS: Follow Todd and purchase his books vi…
 
Kylie Eaton is a Los Angeles-based screenwriter and director whose films tell speculative narratives centering women and their perspectives. Her last short film DISPEL - starring Eris Baker and featuring Gina Torres - won the Mary Shelley Award at Other Worlds 2019. Kylie returns to EYE ON SCI-FI to discuss her latest, exciting new project: the sup…
 
Tamala Baldwin is the creator, producer, and star of the modern fantasy dramedy web series BUBBLY BROWN SUGAR. The series is the story of Jewel and Cal, two young, Black, New York City-based entrepreneurs who are destined to meet and become soul mates. Tamala joins us on the podcast to discuss the inspiration for the web series, why she feels compl…
 
INVASION is a stunning and compelling sci-fi short film that will reframe the way you think about hostile alien visitation narratives. The short was written and directed by filmmaker Pete Majarich, and shot entirely on an iPhone 8. EPISODE LINKS: INVASION - The 7th Matrix Spotlight: https://www.the7thmatrix.com/blog/2020/7/26/stunning-sci-fi-short-…
 
HAPPY HUNTING is a disturbing and provocative sci-fi short film that depicts a far future in which the quest for internet fame and notoriety has become more valuable than human life. EPISODE LINKS: HAPPY HUNTING - The 7th Matrix Spotlight: https://www.the7thmatrix.com/blog/2020/7/11/sci-fi-short-film-happy-hunting Support the EYE ON SCI-FI Podcast …
 
Crossover Point is a gripping short film remarkable not only due to its compelling story, but also because it is one of the rare scripted dramas produced remotely during the current coronavirus pandemic. Producer/Star Casey McKinnon and Writer-Director Antony Johnston discuss the inspiration for the short film and the experience of making it while …
 
The poignant and affecting sci-fi short film Into The Silent Sea follows a lone Russian cosmonaut stranded in space while on a top-secret mission during the height of the original Cold War and Space Race. Episode Links: Into The Silent Sea - The 7th Matrix Spotlight: https://www.the7thmatrix.com/blog/2020/7/3/sci-fi-short-film-into-the-silent-sea S…
 
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