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2015 Dragon Con coverage continues on the Needless Things Podcast! In this week’s episode, Phantom talks to the men behind the magic of the American Sci-Fi Classics Track, Gary Mitchel and Joe Crowe!
 

All media must submit to the Classics Track Countdown! Once a movie has aged or a TV show has been cancelled for a magical ten years, it becomes the domain of the Classics Track. At this point, the constantly evolving, always growing group of Classics Track Irregulars will descend upon said franchise and lavish it with what is, quite frankly, an astonishing level of adoration. There is only one rule in Classics Track:
 
THERE ARE NO GUILTY PLEASURES”
 
Listen in as Phantom, Gary, and Joe talk about what makes Dragon Con so special, as well as why the Classics Track is the
best
of all of the fan tracks.
 
Be sure to join the new Needless Things Podcast Facebook Group and get in on the conversation for this week’s episode! Let us know what you think!
 
Today’s musical selection comes from Dragon Con 2015 Guest Performers, Hank West & The Smokin’ Hots! They’re a band sent back in time from the future. They play jazz exotica and New Orleans–style dance music.
 
Procrastibate” by LeSexoflex.com
Today’s episode is sponsored by Underoos, The Underwear That’s Still Fun to Wear! Listen in to find out how you can win a pair in the size and style of your choice!
 
 

2015 Dragon Con coverage continues on the Needless Things Podcast! In this week’s episode, Phantom and his co-host Mr. Beau Brown talk to one of the faces of Dragon Con TV, Chris “Crispy” Lloyd!

 

Dragon Con TV has become an indispensable part of what makes Dragon Con so unique and fun every year. From original comedy sketches to short films to panels live from the Con, DCTV broadcasts to all five host hotels 24/7 from start to end. Crispy is one of the faces of DCTV and in this episode he talks about his start as an entertainer, the journey to the DCTV interviewer mic, and shares some of his fondest memories from Con.
 
Listen in as Phantom, Beau, and Crispy discuss the excitement and magic of Dragon Con and look at just what, exactly, makes it so special!:
 
Be sure to join the new Needless Things Podcast Facebook Group and get in on the conversation for this week’s episode! Let us know what you think!
 
Today’s musical selection comes from Dragon Con 2015 Guest Performers, Snoot! Check out their website and download some kickass rock today!
Procrastibate” by LeSexoflex.com

Earth Station One Ep 276
Geeks will live! Geeks will die! Geeks will get older and at some point need to reevaluate life choices! Mike, Mike, Phantom Troublemaker, and Mary Ogle discuss facing challenges as escapism and reality collide. Plus, illustrator and author Drew Geraci faces a crisis of his own in the Geek Seat! All this, along with the usual Rants, Raves, Khan Report, and Shout Outs!

Table of Contents
0:00:00 Show Open / Rants & Raves
0:16:09 Interview & Geek Seat w/ Illustrator and Author Drew Geraci
0:51:50 Geek Midlife Crisis
1:44:08 Doctor Geek’s Moment of Science
1:46:57 Khan Report
1:57:46 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
Tiki Zombie: Welcome to Tiki Z’s cd
Tiki Zombie “Welcome to Tiki Z’s” digital download
Simon Pegg “Big Mouth Strikes Again
Drew Geraci
The Demands Book One
Orangeroof Zoo: A Chronicle for Colorists
Needless Things

ESO Network Appearances

Aug 15 Doctor Who Comic Book Day at Borderlands (Greenville, SC)
ESW (MikeF, MikeG)

Aug 16 Atlanta Comic Convention
ESO (MikeF, MikeG)

Aug 21 Speakeasy Electroswing at Red Light Cafe (Atlanta, GA)
RRETRO (Dr. Q)

Sep 4-7 Dragon Con (Atlanta, GA)
EARTH STATION ONE (MikeF, MikeG)
EARTH STATION WHO (MikeF, MikeG, Jen)
ESMCU (Jen, John)
TRANSMISSIONS FROM ATLANTIS (Jason, Rita)
FLOPCAST (Kevin, Cornflake)
CIGAR NERDS (Joe, Brad)
ADAM & JP (JP, Adam)
REVSF (Joe, Gary)
RACHET RETROCAST (Q, John Strangeway)
SERIOUSLY DAN (Dan)
WHITE ROCKET (Van)
DR GEEK’S LAB (Scott)
13TH HOUR (Debbie)
NEEDLESS THINGS (Phantom)
BURLESQUE ATLANTA (Talloolah)
ONCOMING STORM (Josh)

If you would like to leave feedback or a comment on the show please call the ESO feedback line at (404)963-9057 (remember long distance charges may apply) or feel free to email us @ esopodcast@gmail.com

Earth Station MCU Ep 3
No new “Agent Carter” this week, but Earth Station MCU is back with our third episode! While there are no movies set in the period following Agent Carter up to the start of Phase One with Iron Man, we know a lot about the characters who were influencing events in the MCU during that time. Join Jen, John, Brian and The Phantom Troublemaker as we talk about this week’s news, the Ant-Man trailer, upcoming MCU toy releases and much more!

Links

Earth Station MCU on Facebook
John Rabon at Anglotopia.net
The Phantom Troublemaker at Needless Things
Brian Eason at ComicBookResources.com
The Geek Forge
The Marvel Cinematic Universe Omnibus
Ant-man Trailer
Star Lord vs. Captain America – Superbowl 2015

Earth Station Boo 2014
Calling all dorky demons and geeky ghouls! It is once again the time of year where spooky spirits roam the dusty corridors of Earth Station One and Phantom Troublemaker possesses the transmission to bring you the creepiest and scariest show of the year!

That’s right, Phantomaniacs – Earth Station Boo has returned from the dark spirit world and is ready to haunt your nightmares!

Join Phantom Troublemaker, Mike GORE-don, Beth Van BOOsen, WrestlingWithPopCulture.com‘s Jonathan KILLiams, and Mark STARK RAVING MADdox for a terrifying transmission the likes of which would make Michael Myers shout, “GAME OVER, MAN!”. In this episode, we take a look at horror in science fiction. We discuss the elements of horror that have been used in the science fiction genre throughout the years and the roots of that usage. Let us know via comments or Station Feedback which are your favorite movies, TV shows, comics, or whatever!

We also give our personal favorites, some of which might surprise you (and some that might not).

So bring the hounds in, feed the xenomorphs, and kick back in your statsis pod with a nice bowl of Soylent Green, it’s time for

Earth Station Boo!