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Stories told through found audio from an alternate universe. Season four, "The Cradle" is a story about a mother and daughter as they attempt to lead a family-centric commune surviving on the fringes of society. Narrated by Mona Grenne. Written by Jeffrey Cranor and Janina Matthewson. Original music by Mary Epworth.
 
A Roleplaying Game Actual Play Podcast based in a modern fantasy world using the Super Awesome Action Heroes system. The show follows the titular Stormwood & Associates, a private investigator and licensed magic user agency based in the United States of Aremesia, as they take jobs, fight off surfer ninjas, run from dragons, and maybe (if they’re lucky) save the world. Stormwood & Associates features an all queer cast, and updates weekly.
 
Something sinister is happening in the Nevada desert. Is the government losing control of an experiment, or are conspiracy theorists creating hysteria? And what happened to Luke!? Listen to DJ Nick Charles as the story unfolds to the night owls of Springwell, NV. Season 2 Coming Soon! Season 1 14 Episodes Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/transmissionunknown/support
 
Once upon a time, Kyle West hid his love for sci-fi and superheroes, but not now! He has embraced his inner nerd, and is here to sprinkle a dose of positivity over multiple geek fandoms, as he seeks to silence internet haters. Subscribe to his YouTube channel here: http://bit.ly/ns86ytpod Facebook: http://bit.ly/ns86fbpod Twitter: http://bit.ly/ns86twitterpod Instagram: http://bit.ly/ns86instapod Become a Patreon subscriber, giving you access to lots of exclusive Nerd Since '86 content, here ...
 
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It’s Keith In this ‘Cast, we speak with Keith Gleason, the guy with many hats. We talk about his podcast Indie Comics Relay with Johnny C (LOVE YOUR COFFEE, man) and we spend some time talking about his own personal comic Mighty Mascots on Alterna Comics. We also talk about sci fi on tv which we all just LOVe and dish about The Man Who Fell to Eart…
 
Sean files charges of lactose abuse against Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker (aka Night Warning, 1981), starring cult movie icon Susan Tyrell in a histrionic performance as a woman with an incestuous interest in her 17-year-old nephew, who may resort to murder to keep him close to home. Listen as we reel in shock and horror from multiple weaponized …
 
The team emerges on a new world with only six hours on the timer. A world that is incredibly reminiscent of a certain video game franchise in fact, as they look through a glass wall into the surrounding ocean. Are they just going to sit tight and wait to jump out, or will they be unable to resist the urge to explore. I think you know what the answe…
 
In this “Cast we get to talk with old friend Mark Leslie and new friend Julie Strauss. Why are they on together? Well, they have collaborated on the newest book in the Canadian Werewolf series, “Lover’s Moon. This book is a skillful telling of how The two protagonists, Gail and Michael, meet and fall in love. It is a romance, paranormal urban horro…
 
Holly finds some of that Old Time Religion hunting down the God's Hand Killer in Frailty (2001), the directorial debut from actor Bill Paxton, a Southern Gothic horror-thriller about a single dad who receives a visit from an angel and trains his sons to slay demons on Earth. Listen as we talk religious fervor, killer children, supernatural visions,…
 
With Liz accidentally ruining Amy’s plan (and Amy in response pretty much ruining Liz’s new plan), the team faces off with the evil Muskular. Will our heroes be triumphant? Will Amy get ahead? Will Obie get some funnel cake? And does Liz have a secret she hasn’t been telling anyone? “Stormwood & Associates” uses the RPG system Super Awesome Action …
 
C.T. Phipps Welcome to 6 Degrees of Kelvin Bacon Grease by way of Vance Turbo and his ragtag crew of intergalactic misfits brought to you by the keenly twisted mind of our good friend and wonderful guest C. T. Phipps who we once again have the good fortune to speak with as he launches his newest sci fi epic series “Space Academy Dropouts”(cue echo,…
 
Colin tries not to lose his head as he vows to claim The Prize with Highlander (1986). Immortal Christopher Lambert, born in the Scottish highlands, learns the ways of The Quickening from Sean Connery and struggles to reach the time of The Gathering in NYC when all these immortals will try to behead each other, because in the end There Can Be Only …
 
Having dealt with the Teal Guard, our heroes must figure out what to do next in their attempt to defeat the evil Muskular. Yep, we’re still in that 1980s Barbarian Toy Themed Cartoon Show universe, and this whole thing is still happening. “Stormwood & Associates” uses the RPG system Super Awesome Action Heroes Second Edition with the optional Fanta…
 
In tonights ‘Cast we get to spend some quality time with old friend Trevor Fernandez-Lenkiewicz just prior to the kickoff of the Kickstarter of Issue Five of Area 51 – The Helix Project. This is the ongoing project that we have followed from its inception and covered in many previous ‘casts. It has been a ton of fun for us here to watch this build …
 
Michaela rings the death knell for the Cannon Films empire with Cyborg (1989), a cheaply made Jean-Claude Van Damme sci-fi martial arts action flick cobbled together from the remnants of the unrealized Spider-Man and Masters of the Universe 2, casting Van Damme as a post-apocalyptic warrior trying to rescue a cyborg woman from the evil bandits who …
 
Continuing their adventure in this 80s Barbarian Toy Cartoon themed universe, our heroes are going off to free the enslaved people of the Kingdom of Nightmare Bat. Will they be able to defeat the Teal Guard? Will the Croquet Bae take down the Southern Sorceress? Is Melby getting carried away? Probably. “Stormwood & Associates” uses the RPG system S…
 
Official Five Timer’s Club Member As it turns out, quite a bit. We got to learn about this project about 8 months ago from Dr. Bruce when he dropped the title talking about another project in Talkcast 503. So now we get to finally meet gifted new artist Julia Kazasnowska (in a live feed from Poland) and discuss the project from inception to fruitio…
 
Holly tries to survive an onslaught from the Raiders of Atlantis (1983) after the discovery of a sunken nuclear submarine somehow causes the mythical society to rise from the ocean depths, and its marauding citizens lay waste to the inhabitants of surrounding islands. From the director of Cannibal Holocaust. Listen as we marvel at gonzo Italian stu…
 
In a universe that seems to be a pastiche of 1980s Barbarian themed children’s cartoons, the team is just honestly trying to eat some breakfast. That’s it. They’re trying to eat breakfast. It’s that simple. Except it isn’t. “Stormwood & Associates” uses the RPG system Super Awesome Action Heroes Second Edition with the optional Fantasy expansion an…
 
It’s a funny thing about wars in space. Just when you think you know who you’re fighting, you learn you just might be mistaken. This is kind of where we pick up the narrative with David E. Kelly, author of Kwelengsen Dawn: Logan’s World, Book Two, because, to abuse the olde joke, there really were just so damn many unanswered questions in Book One.…
 
Sean arms himself with a giant can of Raid and plunges deep into The Nest (1988), a movie about a seaside community that discovers it has been an unwitting chemical testing site that has given rise to killer cockroaches. Listen as we talk about roach-food recipes, strange human-cockroach love rituals, and witness humans puppeteered by cockroaches, …
 
Currently in a world that weirdly resembles an off brand, early eighties Barbarian themed adventure cartoon, the team has spent the night in Castle Nightmare Bat. What will they find in the morning? Well, that’s anybody’s guess. Amy is mostly just hoping that there will be coffee. “Stormwood & Associates” uses the RPG system Super Awesome Action He…
 
Official Five Timer’s Club Member On the ‘Cast tonight is a great friend and wonderful writer, Richard Paolinelli, here to talk about book two in the Starquest 4th. Age Adventure Series: Galen’s Blade. This book has everything a reader wanted in a sequel; terse precise writing that advances a gripping story quickly and efficiently with wonderful en…
 
Colin fires up his hog and prospects for The Brotherhood with Stone Cold (1991), a starring vehicle for former Seattle Seahawks linebacker Brian Bosworth, casting him as an undercover cop infiltrating a rough biker gang led by Lance Henriksen. Listen as we praise real movie stunt teams, kill a helicopter with a motorcycle, and learn even more weird…
 
Our heroes, seemingly in an animated world, finally arrive at Castle Nightmare Bat. What lies inside this strange place? Will the princess inside obviously be the legendary warrior who protects the kingdom? Is the food safe to eat? Is there even running water? These are important questions — especially that last one. Since, like, the team hasn’t sh…
 
Our first guest is Alex Shvartsman here to talk about his first book in “The Conradverse”, The Middling Affliction. This book is a kind of interweaving urban fantasy which is based in New York City and emcompasses mythos, monsters, various religions, the druids and a dash of paranormal organized crime. It’s a great thriller and we get a chance to t…
 
Michaela sheds common decency and takes a bite of The Apple (1980), a sci-fi disco glam rock musical directed by maverick Cannon Films co-founder Menahem Golan. In the future, a satanic music producer rules the world and attempts to lure and corrupt a young singing duo into his decadent world of sin. Listen as we dip ourselves in glitter, rigorousl…
 
Apparently stuck in an eighties cartoon for the next two days, Field Operations Team 623 is making the best of it. But, of course, 80s cartoon heroes mean one thing is inevitable — 80s cartoon villains. But are the threats as real as they seem? Are there larger secrets behind this brightly colored world? “Stormwood & Associates” uses the RPG system…
 
In tonight’s ‘Cast, we get a surprise guest and get to spend the time with Mickey Mikkelson, Owner and Operator of Creative Edge Publicity, a company that Sci Fi Saturday Night has forged at strategic alliance with over the past four years. We met Mickey when one of our friends/favorite authors mentioned us to him, he listened to us and the rest is…
 
A thousand years has ended, so Holly must bear witness to the End of Days (1999), a movie that smashes together a grim religious horror movie with a gigantic Arnold Schwarzenegger action film, pitting Arnie and all his weaponry against The Devil, who comes to New York in search of a wife. Listen as we wonder about the monthly meeting habits of Sata…
 
The truck has a rockier trans-dimensional voyage, when D, Amy, Obie, and Liz end up emerging in a universe that seems a little more animated. But like, poorly animated? In any case, Field Operations Team 623 has forty-eight hours before they can jump again, and who knows what’s lurking in those bright green bushes. And hopefully whatever it is has …
 
In this ‘Cast we get to talk with David M. Kelly about a spin off from a series of his Joe Ballen books. The first book in the Logan’s World series (see above) continues on worldbuilding in a near future. The beauty of this is Kelly’s meticulous attention to detail without going into technological detail allowing the story to flow and characters to…
 
Sean wants to play your screams as a symphony with Virtuosity (1995), a futuristic thriller that pits former cop Denzel Washington against a psychopathic A.I. given corporeal form (Russell Crowe), who contains the "genetic profiles" of 183 serial killers. Listen as we discuss "nano-death," personality cubes, glowing tube science, and drive semis th…
 
Well, the hotel is on fire. Amy and D have been getting folks out of the building, but there’s a new twist — the fire was started because someone summoned a fire elemental. With a rock band still to save and a giant flaming monster running amuck, can our heroes make it out alive? I mean Liz and Obie have been outside the whole time, so THEY’LL prob…
 
In this ‘Cast we talk with Richard H. Stephens about his Soul Forge Universe series of books spannings, at this point at least four different series of books, to talk about book one in his latest series Keeper of The Jewel, book one in the Highcliff Guardian Series. According to Richard, this is a series that he never intended to write and it was a…
 
Colin experiences ocular trauma at the Opera (1987), conducted by Italian maestro Dario Argento. An ingenue is suddenly thrust into the lead role in a production of MacBeth and finds herself the unwilling audience for a serial killer who tapes needles to her eyes and forces her to witness murder. Listen as we experience cursed plays, retail flashba…
 
After spending an evening relaxing and drinking in a bar (and getting hit on by a creep who thinks doing magic is impressive), Team 623 went up to their hotel room to get a good night’s sleep… only to awaken a couple of hours later to smoke filling their room. So yeah, the hotel’s on fire. That ain’t great. “Stormwood & Associates” uses the RPG sys…
 
So, what do we know about Pat Daily? He is an enigma on social media, so hiswebsite mirrors his facebook which mirrors his twitter account and all of which has very minimal background information about him. Here’s what we do know. He is incredibly well read with the Grandmasters of Science Fiction and has liberally “easter egged” them in his first …
 
Michaela plunges sight-unseen into the addictive virtual reality terrors of Hellraiser: Hellworld (2005), which finds genre vet Lance Henriksen luring a group of teens, including a young Man of Steel, Henry Cavill, to a party based on their favorite video game: Hellraiser. Is that meta enough for you? Listen as we express shock and dismay at the la…
 
In a reality where 2022 is more like 1986, the team is taking an evening off in a hotel bar. Obie’s been playing video games and hanging out with another ten year old, and everyone else is drinking… a lot. And Amy wants to play the Steak Knife Game. “Stormwood & Associates” uses the RPG system Super Awesome Action Heroes Second Edition with the opt…
 
There is a joy in speaking with people who create something that works. Creating a magazine is tough enough in this day and age and watching it morph into what has become Dreamforge Anvil has been wonderful indeed. In this episode, we again get to spend time with Jane and Scot Noel, the founders and driving force behind the birth and growth of this…
 
Holly takes a peek inside the phantasmagoric fantasy landscape of a serial killer's mind in The Cell (2000), which finds psychologist Jennifer Lopez tunneling into the dreamworld of comatose psycho Vincent D'Onofrio to find his latest victim before it's too late. Listen as we discover strange body modification rituals, discover 'dead' bodies in the…
 
One story, three times: Meet Cyril Kornbluth and his amazing Little Black Bag from the future – one of the best short stories in the history of science fiction, and a story that merited being told three times across three decades. (47:36) Your browser does not support the audio element. Right-click here and “save as” to download the podcast to your…
 
Snowed in at a Hotel in an off season tourist town while the stone recharges, Field Operations Team 623 is doing the one thing you’d expect them to do – get very drunk. Well, except for Obie. Obie is ten. Obie is playing video games. “Stormwood & Associates” uses the RPG system Super Awesome Action Heroes Second Edition with the optional Fantasy ex…
 
Sean learns "If you can't find a friend, make one" with May (2002), about an awkward young woman and her pursuit of love. Except, after a series of painful rejections, she becomes more in love with a person's body parts than the whole. Listen as we detail cringe-worthy human dating rituals, doll dismemberment, and find the proper way to unwrap a gi…
 
Field Operations Team 623 drives through the portal to find themselves in the middle of a blizzard. Where is this small town they’ve arrived in? What lies in the hotel? What weirdness is in front of them? Will Amy immediately order a drink at the bar? The answer to that last one is “yes” by the way. “Stormwood & Associates” uses the RPG system Supe…
 
In this episode we get to talk with Zachary Hagen about book one of 5 in the Eternal Chronicles Series, Eternity’s Well. This first book in the series is , for him, a work which in many ways parallels many emotional moments in his life and took years to complete. As a result, he spoke about the interminable re-writes he needed to make to clarify co…
 
Colin gets to know life by becoming a gallblader enthusiast in Flesh for Frankenstein (aka Andy Warhol's Frankenstein, 1973), which finds a fascist Dr. Frankenstein seeking to create a superior race of humanoids but things go wrong when he chooses the wrong subject for his experiments. Listen as we get gross with weird sex and splattery gore as bod…
 
Field Operations Team 623 is getting ready for their big confrontation against alter-Royce in the abandoned hotel, since he’ll be there literally at any moment. Will the team survive? Will their new friends Tim and Magz make it through the day? Will anyone get confused since they’ve all disguised themselves as Amy? Find out… or don’t? It’s up to yo…
 
Michaela hunts down a future version of herself with Looper (2012), a lo-fi sci-fi epic that stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Bruce Willis and Bruce Willis as himself. When he fails to assassinate himself, JGL is a man-on-the run, trying to track down his future variant, whose on a mission to stop a future personal apocalypse. Listen as we get all tim…
 
Field Operations Team 623 is being chased by an alternate version of Royce who is hunting Amy (thinking she’s the Amy from his universe). With the help of a couple of locals, the team has decided to make their stand at an abandoned hotel… but now they have to actually get into it. “Stormwood & Associates” uses the RPG system Super Awesome Action He…
 
Edward Willett In this “Cast we talk again with Edward Willett and touch upon a number of subjects. Among them were his anthologies, Shaper of Worlds, where they came from, his podcast his publishing company and how in the heck he does it all while continuing to write. It is kind of amazing how much Ed does while also maintaining a YouTube channel …
 
Holly encounters a trophy hunter from another planet in Without Warning (1980), a pre-Predator sci-fi/horror yarn about a small town visited by a murderous, bulb-headed, frisbee-throwing alien monster. Jack Palance is a gas station attendant and Martin Landau a crazy Vietnam vet who each find themselves pitted against the creature. Listen as we tak…
 
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