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It’s time for two more episodes of the Invisible Man.  This time the invisible man gets in trouble for passing a school bus stopped for children and he has to help a little old lady who’s got a gambling problem, an embezzlement problem, she’s being blackmailed, and the there two bank robberies on the same ... Read more
What turns an ordinary criminal into The Most Wanted Man? Find out as Kenneth and Eugene discuss the next episode of Starhunter Redux. Synopsis: A meeting happens between a man named Harman and the agents of Orchard.  He has what they want – himself – and he’ll turn it over to Darius.  When that’s not an ... Read more
Simon and Eugene begin their journey through a new series, the 1995 BBC techno drama, Bugs.  Is it Scifi?  We’re going to find out. Bugs is the story of three young high-tech adventures trying to make a quid or two trading off their technological wizardry and security expertise in a world filled with high-tech crooks ... Read more
Simon and Eugene look at the fourth and final Quatermass adventure.  One could almost call it, “The Quatermass Conclusion.” Almost. Synopsis: Chapter 1 – Ringstone Round Aged Bernard Quatermass has been invited to London to appear on a BTV program about the hands of friendship space hookup between the USA and the USSR.  He’s not ... Read more
Doubling up with two more episodes of the Invisible Man as John and Eugene discuss Barnard Wants Out and Go Directly to Jail. Barnard Wants Out – Synopsis: Dan’s former professor and mentor, Dr. Barnard, defected to “the other side” back in 1960 because he did not want his work used for weapons.  Now, although ... Read more
Family and an old friend bring trouble for Dante Montana.  Could this be our farewell to Starhunter Redux?  Kenneth and Eugene discuss Goodbye, So Long. Synopsis: There’s a saboteur aboard the Trans-Utopian and her name is Percy. She’s sabotaged Dante’s air handler in his cabin to force him to take her shopping.  With little choice, ... Read more
Our journey through Nigel Kneale’s Beasts comes to an end with a poignant love letter to the rubber-suited monster genre.  Maybe. Simon and Eugene discuss The Dummy. Synopsis: Filming on the latest, comeback installment of the Dummy movie series, Revenge of the Dummy, is not going well.   Clyde Boyd, the man in the monstrous ... Read more
It’s time to add another Doctor Who “Missing Episode” to the not-so-missing pile of animated recreations.  Simon and Eugene discuss The Faceless Ones! Synopsis: The Doctor, Ben, Polly and Jamie arrive on the runway at Gatwick airport in 1966.  It’s just an ordinary day as London recovers from yesterday’s War Machine attacks.  The travelers are ... Read more
We cover two episodes for the price of one as John and Eugene look at A Man of Influence a story of psychic chicanery and Eyes Only in which the fabulous Barbara Anderson gets in trouble because she’s got a good memory. Man of Influence Synopsis: Senator Hanover visits the California mansion of Ernest Sheed, ... Read more
A military popsicle comes out of the Trans-Utopian’s surprise deep freeze just in time to liven up the Raider’s quadrennial team-building cotillion. Kenneth and Eugene discuss Black Light. Synopsis: The crew of the good ship Trans-Utopian is transporting Electra, a 25-year-old raider child and gun runner to Ganymede for judicial processing. Unbeknownst to the crew, ... Read more
In a dingy pet shop, a mad scientist experiments with lycanthropy.  Does the RSPCA have jurisdiction? Simon and Eugene discuss What Big Eyes. Synopsis: Inspector Bob Curry of the RSPCA is playing hard with Mr. Jeeb, a local animal trader.  He doesn’t like the way he treats the animals in his care, and he’s come ... Read more
In 1993 plucky writer J. Michael Straczynski attempted to take on the seemingly unassailable Star Trek for the mantle of best TV Space Opera not Intended for Children.  This, Babylon 5: The Gathering, is where it all begins. Join Simon and Eugene on this special look at the Babylon 5 pilot. If you’d like more ... Read more
If an invisible man stands naked in front of a work of fine art, does it spoil the view? John and Eugene discuss The Fine Art of Diplomacy. Synopsis: n the run-up to the American Bicentennial, Diego Devega, Ambassador to a small, strategically important country, and also brother to the ruler of the country, has ... Read more
Percy is finally right where we knew she’d end up: jail.  Will Dante try to get her out? Synopsis: Dante is giving Percy some much needed time away from the ship by allowing her to come along on a routine prisoner pickup.  What fun!  Dante really is in the running for Uncle of the Year.  ... Read more
Daleks are revolting. Does that make it a revolution? Simon and Eugene look at the 2021 New Year’s Doctor Who Special, Revolution of the Daleks. Synopsis: That idiot from Arachnids in the UK is back and, with the aid of a corrupt politician with ambitions to be Prime Minister, steals the dead Dalek from a ... Read more
The Beasts episode Baby explores the idyllic life of the English country vet.  Simon and Eugene discuss. Synopsis: Baby Starring: Jane Wymark, Simon MacCorkindale, T.P. McKenna Written by: Nigel Kneale Directed by: John Nelson Date: 06 Nov 1976 Jo and Peter Gilkes have recently moved to the country and are having their cottage renovated by ... Read more
A New Year’s message from Fusion Patrol.
What is the Klae Resource? John and Eugene start with the first “proper” episode of the 1970’s Invisible Man Series with the episode entitled The Klae Resource. Synopsis: Dan and Kate Westin have settled into their new life as “The Klae Resource.”  In exchange for funding to try to reverse Dan’s permanent invisibility, they perform ... Read more
In a universe where god-like powers are real, what is religion?  Is it any different? Kenneth and Eugene discuss Order. Synopsis: Title Starring: Michael Paré, Claudette Roche, Tanya Allen Written by: Hugh Evans & Julian Fikus Directed by: Luc Chalifour A large, ornate and very expensive looking pyramid shaped spacecraft filled with cavorting druids hurtles ... Read more
A special bonus Sidecar episode on the Doctor Who, Time Lord Victorious, online animation special series – Daleks! Simon and Eugene discuss if this makes a good Dalek story. Synopsis: Part 1 The Daleks arrive on the planet Islos, planning to capture the Archive. The robotic defenders of the Archive resist in a futile effort ... Read more
We look at a deeply-troubling story about obsession, pretensions, unnatural lust and perhaps even possession as Simon and Eugene discuss Buddyboy. Synopsis: Buddyboy Starring: Martin Shaw, Pamela Moiseiwitsch Written by: Nigel Kneale Directed by: Don Taylor Date: 30 Oct 1976 Dave, porn theatre impresario, and Jimmy, his right-hand man, meet up with Mr. Hubbard outside ... Read more
John and Eugene start looking at a new series: 1975’s Invisible Man starring David McCallum. Our series beings here with a look at the pilot TV Movie from May, 1975. Synopsis: We start mid-story with an invisible man, Daniel Weston, sneaking into a hospital, finding the information on a plastic surgeon currently in the operating ... Read more
Five Hundred episodes and we’ve landed on Altair IV, the Forbidden Planet. For our Big 500, Simon and Eugene discuss the impact this ground-breaking film had on things to come and talk about some of the things that have not aged so well. Surely, you’re not going to bring up the overt sexism? Yes, we ... Read more
Lucretia’s ex-husband shows up as an on-the-run fugitive from the Orchard and its sexy times galore (in her dreams only.) Kenneth and Eugene discuss Past Lives  Synopsis: On Saturn, a man, Eric, is apprehended for outstanding gambling debts.  His debt has been sold to the BioMycron corporation.  They use their debtors as human guinnea pigs, ... Read more
Let’s face it, party crashers are rats, but what happens when your party crashers really are ratus ratus, and what can Barty do about it? Simon and Eugene discuss the episode, During Barty’s Party. Synopsis: During Barty’s Party Starring: Elizabeth Sellars, Anthony Bate Written by: Nigel Kneale Directed by: Don Taylor Date: 23 Oct 1976 ... Read more
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Podcast Details

Created by
Lone Locust Productions
Podcast Status
Active
Started
Apr 27th, 2015
Latest Episode
Apr 17th, 2021
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
324
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour
Explicit
No
Order
Episodic
Language
American English

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