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Monthly Archives: May 2015

The ESO 2015 Dragon Con Khan Report Ep 5Warning!!! Dragon Con 2015 is fast approaching! Collision imminent in less than 100 days! Learn how to protect yourself from con disaster from the ESO crew. Mike and Mike get the latest news from Director of Media Relations, Dan Carroll. Darren Nowell uncovers some spots of solace away from the madding crowds. Kevin Batchelder provides pointers on dealing with the mass in transit. Michelle Biddix-Simmons checks systems and equipment. Eternal Zan offers some hotel transfer training, and Bewitched Raven reports on the status of her costumes. Hold on tight as we round the corner and enter the final stretch!

DragonCon
DragonCon Newbies
Geek Behind The Lens
DragonCon Hotel Connections
DragonCon Get Me There
DragonCOn Hotel Room Share Transfer Request
DragonCon Eternal Member Facebook group
Bewitched Raven
Bewitched Raven Cosplay on Facebook
Drop By DragonCon

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Brazen Wench Logo on Clear Background

Brazen Wench Productions, LLC has announced its 2015-16 development slate in television, films, books, comics and web series.

As always, Brazen Wench Productions continues to support STEM outreach and to that end, the company has planned two television programs – Dr. Geek’s Lab (based on the popular audio show) and the time travel action adventure Continuum Force.

“I think our development slate shows not only our dedication to STEM outreach but also diversity in the projects we’ve chosen,” Executive Vice President of New Media, Film and Television JC De La Torre said, “From Science Fiction to mystery/drama, action adventure and horror we feel excited how these projects will introduce Brazen Wench Productions, LLC to Hollywood and the world.”

Also on the docket are newly announced films Tears of Poseidon and the Vampires of White Chapel, both literary adaptions. A television adaption of NY Times Best Seller Debbie Viguié ‘s mystery series Psalm 23 is also planned.

For the full production slate visit the Brazen Wench Productions website.


Earth Station One Ep 268
Yesterday is history. Today is a gift. Tomorrow is a mystery. But is Tomorrowland a good movie? Mike, Mike, Ashley Bergner, and Dr. Scott Viguie strap on their jetpacks and take flight with Brad Bird and company. Pixel Zombie’s Lisa Page joins us to discuss some new products, but she may be in need of some first aid herself after she faces the Geek Seat! Jon Carr has some exciting news for Atlanta improv fans, and we rave about TimeGate 2015!

Table of Contents
0:00:00 Show Open / Rants and Raves
0:18:25 Interview & Geek Seat w/ Lisa Page of Pixel Zombie
0:39:58 Tomorrowland Movie Review
1:29:19 Khan Report
1:34:09 Jon Carr of Dad’s Garage
1:37:45 Show Close

Links
The New ESO Amazon.com E-Store
ESO on iTunes
ESO on Stitcher Radio
The ESO Window Sticker
Make-A-Wish Foundation
Pixel Zombies
Dad’s Garage

ESO Network Appearances

May 28-31 Momocon (Atlanta, GA)
ESW/ESMCU (Jen)
SERIOUSLY DAN (Dan)

May 29 Atlanta Speakeasy Electroswing at Red Light Cafe
RRETRO (Q)

Jun 5-7 FuMPFest (Wheeling, IL)
FLOP (Kevin, Kornflake)

Jun 6 Southern Cigar Festival Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre (Alpharetta, GA)
CIGAR NERDS

Jun 10-14 Hukilau (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
ESO (MikeG)

Jun 13 Leesburg Public Library Comic-Con (Leesburg, FL)
DR GEEK (Scott)

Jul 18-19 Con Kasterborous (Huntsville, AL)
ESW (MikeF, MikeG)

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By Ashley Bergner
Box Office Buzz

Disney's TOMORROWLAND..Casey (Britt Robertson) ..Ph: Film Frame..?Disney 2015As a concept, “the future” is both fascinating and frightening. It’s the ultimate unknown, left open to our speculation. Are we headed towards an exciting explosion of technology, the sort of world depicted in “Star Trek” where people head out to explore strange new worlds and travel at faster than light speeds? Or does the future actually offer us a far bleaker prospect: a desolate “Mad Max” wasteland filled with violence and dwindling resources?

According to Disney’s new sci-fi family film “Tomorrowland,” both those possibilities could be true—it’s up to us to determine our own future. We can bravely face the challenges that await us and find ways to achieve innovation and progress, or we can give up and allow our world to implode. The choice is ours.

Critics are split on this film, with about a 50 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. I like the concept for this movie, but does its execution live up to its potential?

“Tomorrowland” follows teenage dreamer Casey (Brittany Robertson) as she discovers a new dimension called “Tomorrowland” where virtually any scientific marvel is possible. Once she gets a glimpse of this world, she knows she has to go back, and must enlist the help of jaded inventor Frank (George Clooney). The residents of Tomorrowland have developed a way to glimpse the future, and they’ve determined that Earth is actually headed towards apocalyptic destruction. Casey is unwilling to accept that, and she eventually inspires Frank to help her change the Earth’s grim fate.

I wasn’t quite sure what to expect walking into this film and ultimately had mixed feelings about it. I did enjoy watching it in the theater; the visual effects are gorgeous—I loved the depiction of Tomorrowland, a futuristic city surrounded by a field of wheat waving in the wind. In the scenes of characters flying around the city in jet packs, you feel as though you’re right there with them, darting around skyscrapers. One of my favorite parts was the geek memorabilia store in the middle of the film (I could probably fill up a whole blog just listing the sci-fi pop culture references found in there), and the Eiffel Tower turning into a space ship was very cool. It’s nice to see a kid-friendly, live-action family film that has a good message. This one encourages kids to dream and explore, and to look for positive opportunities in the world. I also appreciated the fact the film highlighted the shutdown of the U.S. space exploration program, one of my personal soapboxes. I think it was a mistake to shut down the program, and I hope future generations will be inspired to bring it back.

That said, I felt the film didn’t quite live up to its potential, and it didn’t inspire quite the same sense of wonder I was hoping it would. I liked the film’s message about the power of optimism and the dangers of numbing ourselves to the world’s problems to the point we just give up and lose hope. However, I thought the presentation of that message was a bit too heavy-handed (i.e. Hugh Laurie’s “villain” monologue towards the end of the film). I also wished they had shown more about the development of Tomorrowland itself; supposedly famous inventors from the 1880s put together a secret society that led to the creation of this utopia (wouldn’t that make a cool prequel?).

What do you think? Did you watch “Tomorrowland”? Did you like the direction the film took?

Earth Station Who Ep 100Recorded Live from TimeGate 2015! As the ESW crew reach a milestone episode, we take a look at the mysterious figure who has been tormenting the Doctor for nearly 45 years. Plus, the Phantom Troublemaker makes a very special announcement.

Earth Station Who Amazon.com E-store
ESW on iTunes
ESW on Stitcher
TARDISTOPIA
The New ESO Window Sticker
Make-A-Wish Foundation
TimeGate
The Needless Things Website
Big Finish = Doctor Who: Unit – Dominion

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