From April 21st to May 3rd, 2014, here’s what happened in the weeks that were on The Chronic Rift Network.
April 21 – The Generation, Pre-Pepsi: Mighty Movie Review of Teenage
A Mighty Movie Review focuses on the documentary film Teenage, based on the book of the same name by Jon Savage.
April 21 – Doctor of the Dead #8: Italian Zombi Movies
Join “Doctor of the Dead” Dr. Arnold T. Blumberg and co-host Scott Alan Woodard as they discuss the origins of the Italian “zombi” craze, some of their favorite films from the heyday of the 1980s gore-soaked “video nasties,” and even how it all connects to a certain show we all know – The Walking Dead! Bona fortuna!
April 25 – It Has Come to My Attention: These are the Voyages
Kevin Lauderdale is excited to see the release of the second volume of the Star Trek historical work, These are the Voyages. This volume looks at the second season of the classic television series in great detail.
April 25 – SciFi Diner Podcast: Ep. 202 – Our Interview with Tee Morris and Pip Ballantine, Authors of The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences
Scott and Miles chat with Tee and Pip about their award-winning steampunk series.
April 26 – The Dan & Travis Show: Episode Zero-Two-Three – Many wieners, Trav turns old, Handsome Timmy D on Hollywood, and Dan the Newsman
Handsome Timmy D checks in with his thoughts on Hollywood. Travis is officially old. A new edition of Impossible Trivia is played and…clowns! What more could you ask for? It’s a new Dan & Travis Show.
April 27 – The Chronic Rift Roundtable: DragonCon 2013: Writing for Anthologies
Keith DeCandido participated in a panel discussion at Dragon Con 2013 on writing for anthologies. The panel consists of writers and editors who have extensive experience in writing short works. They discuss the making of anthologies and what an editor is looking for when one is submitting a short work to an anthology collection. Joining Keith are Chesya Burke, Anthony Francis, Lynn Abbey, Kerrie L. Hughes, and Trisha Wooldridge.
April 27 – The G2V Podcast: Planet 20, 2nd Galaxy: Making Words Happen – with Special Guest Wendy N. Wagner!
Writer and editor Wendy N. Wagner joins the G2V Guys to talk about making words happen! From multiple short stories to the new Pathfinders novel, Skinwalkers, Wendy discusses her career, where her inspiration comes from, what it’s like to work in someone else’s fictional universe, and why she might have to write a story about a ravenous mecha!
April 28 – The Cinefantastique Spotlight: The Quiet Ones
Cinefantastique Online’s Steve Biodrowski and Lawrence French review the most recent horror film to hit the box office and decide if it pays off.
April 28 – Dead Kitchen Radio: Episode 39
Now that it’s finally coming to publication, Keith re-reads the next installment in his Cassie Zukav series of short stories. This one, “Undine the Boardwalk,” will be featured in the upcoming Badass Fairies anthology.
April 29 – The Weekly Podioplex for April 29, 2014
I check in with the latest news and box office results, including how spurned women seeking revenge defeated Captain Steve Rogers.
April 29 – The Batcave Podcast: Episode 14 – The Curse of Tut/The Pharaoh’s in a Rut
William Omaha McElroy has once again reverted to his evil alter-ego, the malevolent monarch of crime, King Tut. He has created a giant Sphinx which emits his royal decrees to the citizens of Gotham from Gotham Central Park. One of those decrees is the death of Batman and Robin. But what is his ultimate goal in his latest caper? Can Batman figure it out before it’s too late for him and Bruce Wayne? Joining John to talk about King Tut and the actor who portrayed him Victor Buono, is Gotham City 14 Miles editor, Jim Beard.
May 1 – The Cardboard Jungle: Bonus – Fantastic Mr. Fox
Anthony sits down over a cup of tea with Michael Fox to discuss the many hats he wears in the boardgame hobby community.
May 1 – The Dome: “Headgames”
Jared is the latest case study for the researchers of The Dome. There is a major concern as his abilities are similar to the late Dr. Sullivan. Meanwhile, Anne and Helen are combing through the late doctor’s papers and discover some shocking details about his plans for world domination. This episode stars Andrea K. Lipinski, Orenthal V. Hawkins, John S. Drew, Susan Drew, Anna Ackley, Edd Drew, and Katelyn Ackley as “The Avatar”. It is written, produced, and directed by John S. Drew. Theme music and episode score are composed by Lenny Ackley.
May 3 – SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 203: Our Interview with Pat Murphy, Author of the Nebula Award Winning “The Falling Woman”
Scott Hertzog interviews author Pat Murphy. Pat Murphy has won numerous awards for her thoughtful, literary science fiction and fantasy writing, including two Nebula Awards, the Philip K. Dick Award, the World Fantasy Award, the Seiun Award, and the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award. She has published eight novels and many short stories. Her works include Rachel in Love; The Falling Woman; The City, Not Long After; Nadya; and Adventures in Time and Space with Max Merriwell, a novel that Publishers Weekly called the “cerebral equivalent of a roller-coaster ride.” Her children’s novel, The Wild Girls, received a Christopher Award in 2008. In addition to writing fiction, Pat writes about science for children and adults.
May 3 – Generations Geek: Episode 20 – St. Geek and the Dragon
Science fiction writer Scott Pearson (Star Trek: The Original Series: The More Things Change) and his daughter talk dragons, dragons, and more dragons, trying to figure out which cinematic fire-breathing reptile would win a no-holds-barred cage match.