Culture on My Mind – Quarantine Con, Episodes IX and X

Culture on My Mind
June 26, 2020

 

This week’s “can’t let it go” is yet another panel from the Classic Track Irregulars!

Well, really, two panels. And a bonus feature.

Still broadcasting from their respective socially distant quarantine bunkers, the Dragon Con American Sci-Fi Classics Track panelists have returned. First, the panelists put their suits back on and swear under oath that Krull, Lost in Space, Doom, and Starship Troopers are okay to watch and enjoy. This week’s avocados at law are Sherman Burris, Kevin Eldridge, and Darin Bush.

As an added bonus feature, Classics Track co-directors Joe Crowe and Gary Mitchel offer a blooper reel of sorts with the lost thirteen minutes from a crossed wire. This is what happens when you think you’re streaming live to Facebook, but the panel is broadcasting to YouTube instead.

Here are thirteen minutes of fun that were had when the panel thought everyone was watching.

The tenth entry in Quarantine Con is a celebration. It was Joe Crowe’s birthday, so Gary Mitchel and Dr. Scott Viguie arranged an Ask Me Anything party where the Classics Track’s fans could ask Joe… well… anything.

There’s even a surprise phone call from Joe’s mom! “Lord have mercy,” she says.

That’s a lot of content for a week, but if there’s one thing that a track dedicated to the entirety of science fiction media greater than ten years old understands, it’s an embarrassment of riches.

They have a lot more fun discussions planned in the coming weeks, so stay tuned to the YouTube channel and the group on Facebook. If you join in live, you can also leave comments and participate in the discussion using StreamYard connected through Facebook.

 

Culture on My Mind is inspired by the weekly Can’t Let It Go segment on the NPR Politics Podcast where each host brings one thing to the table that they just can’t stop thinking about.

For more creativity with a critical eye, visit Creative Criticality.

Culture on My Mind – Quarantine Con, Episode VIII

Culture on My Mind
June 12, 2020

 

This week’s “can’t let it go” is yet another panel from the Classic Track Irregulars!

Broadcasting from their respective socially distant quarantine bunkers, the Dragon Con American Sci-Fi Classics Track panelists have returned to talk about the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

But, not the Marvel Cinematic Universe that you know. Rather, the one that might have been.

Classics Track co-directors Joe Crowe and Gary Mitchel are joined by Van Allen Plexico and Darin Bush to talk about what would have happened if we got the MCU in the 1970s!

As before, Joe and Gary will be hosting more of these, so stay tuned to the YouTube channel and the group on Facebook. If you join in live, you can also leave comments and participate in the discussion using StreamYard connected through Facebook.

 

Culture on My Mind is inspired by the weekly Can’t Let It Go segment on the NPR Politics Podcast where each host brings one thing to the table that they just can’t stop thinking about.

For more creativity with a critical eye, visit Creative Criticality.

Culture on My Mind – Quarantine Con, Episode VII

Culture on My Mind
June 8, 2020

 

This week’s “can’t let it go” is yet another panel from the Classic Track Irregulars!

Broadcasting from their respective socially distant quarantine bunkers, the Dragon Con American Sci-Fi Classics Track panelists have returned to talk about which classic vampires they would let near their necks.

Classics Track co-directors Joe Crowe and Gary Mitchel are joined by Jason De La Torre and Michael Williams to talk about vampires in ’80s and ’90s movies and TV. Lost Boys! Interview with a Vampire! Near Dark! Forever Knight!

More things like that!

As before, Joe and Gary will be hosting more of these, so stay tuned to the YouTube channel and the group on Facebook. If you join in live, you can also leave comments and participate in the discussion using StreamYard connected through Facebook.

 

Culture on My Mind is inspired by the weekly Can’t Let It Go segment on the NPR Politics Podcast where each host brings one thing to the table that they just can’t stop thinking about.

For more creativity with a critical eye, visit Creative Criticality.

Culture on My Mind – Quarantine Con, Episode VI

Culture on My Mind
June 1, 2020

 

This week’s “can’t let it go” is yet another panel from the Classic Track Irregulars!

Broadcasting from their socially distant quarantine bunkers, the Dragon Con American Sci-Fi Classics Track panelist have returned to speculate about who’s beating who.

Classics Track co-directors Joe Crowe and Gary Mitchel are joined by Deanna Toxopeus and Darin Bush in a short rounds version of Sci-Fighters! We’ve all played this game as geeks: Who would win in a battle of the Enterprise vs. the Millennium Falcon?

 

As before, Joe and Gary will be hosting more of these, so stay tuned to the YouTube channel and the group on Facebook. If you join in live, you can also leave comments and participate in the discussion using StreamYard connected through Facebook.

 

Culture on My Mind is inspired by the weekly Can’t Let It Go segment on the NPR Politics Podcast where each host brings one thing to the table that they just can’t stop thinking about.

For more creativity with a critical eye, visit Creative Criticality.

Culture on My Mind – Quarantine Con, Episode V

Culture on My Mind
May 22, 2020

 

This week’s “can’t let it go” are the awesome mullets of science fiction.

It’s the irregulars from Dragon Con American Sci-Fi Classics Track, back once again from their individual COVID-19 quarantine bunkers, this time talking about the business in the front and the party in the back as they tackle the mullets of classic science fiction.

This has been a tradition at the Classics Track when Tegan Hendrickson can make it to Dragon Con. Her presentation of the best mullets in ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s sci-fi is both a love letter and a gentle parody of the things that we love so dearly. Especially when you consider “that horse”.

The mullets panel is one of the most talked-about presentations on the track. It’s amazing.

Classics Track co-directors Joe Crowe and Gary Mitchel are joined by Tegan Hendrickson and her truly outrageous presentation.

As before, Joe and Gary will be hosting more of these, so stay tuned to the YouTube channel and the group on Facebook. If you join in live, you can also leave comments and participate in the discussion using StreamYard connected through Facebook.

 

Culture on My Mind is inspired by the weekly Can’t Let It Go segment on the NPR Politics Podcast where each host brings one thing to the table that they just can’t stop thinking about.

For more creativity with a critical eye, visit Creative Criticality.

Culture on My Mind – Quarantine Con, Episode IV

Culture on My Mind
May 15, 2020

 

This week’s “can’t let it go” are those who are about to rock, because I salute you.

It’s the irregulars from Dragon Con American Sci-Fi Classics Track, back once again from their individual COVID-19 quarantine bunkers, this time taking it to eleven with geeks who make music.

Classics Track co-directors Joe Crowe and Gary Mitchel are joined by Leigh Tyberg, Madison Metricula Roberts, Tegan Hendrickson, and Ryan Cadaver. Tune in and crank it up!

As before, Joe and Gary will be hosting more of these, so stay tuned to the YouTube channel and the group on Facebook. If you join in live, you can also leave comments and participate in the discussion using StreamYard connected through Facebook.

 

Culture on My Mind is inspired by the weekly Can’t Let It Go segment on the NPR Politics Podcast where each host brings one thing to the table that they just can’t stop thinking about.

For more creativity with a critical eye, visit Creative Criticality.

Culture on My Mind – Quarantine Con, Episode III

Culture on My Mind
May 8, 2020

 

This week’s “can’t let it go” is more classic science fiction discussion.

It’s the irregulars from Dragon Con American Sci-Fi Classics Track, back once again from their individual COVID-19 quarantine bunkers, this time discussing the works of Mister Wigglestick.

Or was that Shakespeare?

More specifically, the weirdest adaptation of the Bard’s works.

Classics Track co-directors Joe Crowe and Gary Mitchel are joined by Tegan Hendrickson and Bethany Kesler. Gary wants everybody to figure out what obvious adaptation they forgot. He also wants you to know that Deanna (his long-time co-host on the RevolutionSF RevCast) says that it’s all his fault.

As before, Joe and Gary will be hosting more of these, so stay tuned to the YouTube channel and the group on Facebook. If you join in live, you can also leave comments and participate in the discussion using StreamYard connected through Facebook.

 

Culture on My Mind is inspired by the weekly Can’t Let It Go segment on the NPR Politics Podcast where each host brings one thing to the table that they just can’t stop thinking about.

For more creativity with a critical eye, visit Creative Criticality.

Culture on My Mind – Quarantine Con, Episode II

Culture on My Mind
May 1, 2020

 

This week’s “can’t let it go” is a second verse, but not the same as the first.

What’s the same is the number of Dragon Con American Sci-Fi Classics Track members. What’s also the same is that they’re broadcasting from their individual COVID-19 quarantine bunkers.

What’s different? Justice.

Classics Track co-directors Joe Crowe and Gary Mitchel are joined by Kevin Eldridge as they host another edition of Classic Sci-Fi Court. The honorable(?) Judge Crowe presides as Kevin defends Spacehunter, Adventures in the Forbidden Zone and Gary tackles the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

As before, Joe and Gary will be hosting more of these, so stay tuned to the YouTube channel and the group on Facebook. If you join in live, you can also leave comments and participate in the discussion using StreamYard connected through Facebook.

 

Culture on My Mind is inspired by the weekly Can’t Let It Go segment on the NPR Politics Podcast where each host brings one thing to the table that they just can’t stop thinking about.

For more creativity with a critical eye, visit Creative Criticality.

Culture on My Mind – Quarantine Con

Culture on My Mind
April 25, 2020

 

It’s been a while since time’s been slipping away during shelter-in-place, but some friends are finding ways to help fellow geeks pass the time. This week’s “can’t let it go” is a virtual convention panel.

Live from quarantine in their individual bunkers, three regulars from the Dragon Con American Sci-Fi Classics Track discussed movies from the year 2000! This time around, Classics Track co-directors Joe Crowe and Gary Mitchel are joined by author Michael G. Williams. They chatted about The Cell, X-Men, Mission to Mars, and haircuts.

Joe and Gary will be hosting more of these, so stay tuned to the YouTube channel and the group on Facebook. If you join in live, you can also leave comments and participate in the discussion using StreamYard connected through Facebook.

 

Culture on My Mind is inspired by the weekly Can’t Let It Go segment on the NPR Politics Podcast where each host brings one thing to the table that they just can’t stop thinking about.

For more creativity with a critical eye, visit Creative Criticality.

Culture on My Mind – Slipped Discs and Squid Ink

Culture on My Mind
April 3, 2020

 

My apologies for skipping last week’s post. It’s been a bit crazy around here.

This week’s “can’t let it go” is a quick plug for new home media releases if you’re looking for a distraction from the plague-ridden world.

Gary Mitchel – longtime friend of Creative Criticality, raconteur, and gamemaster extraordinaire – hosts his own blog called Squid Ink on RevolutionSF. One of his regular features is Slipped Discs, a heads-up on what nerdy film fare is available to arrive on your doorstep each week.

His most recent edition covered the releases for March 31st, including the plethora of Star Wars material that dropped on store shelves and doorsteps alike.

If you’re on the lookout for new releases on physical media to keep you moving, consider sparing a few minutes each week with Gary and RevolutionSF.

 

Culture on My Mind is inspired by the weekly Can’t Let It Go segment on the NPR Politics Podcast where each host brings one thing to the table that they just can’t stop thinking about.

For more creativity with a critical eye, visit Creative Criticality.